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Ergonomic Pen – Review of the Uglee Pen

Apr 3rd, 2014 Posted in Giveaway, Life and Family, Product Review | 2 comments »

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. ugleeI am a miss mash of electiveness. I have a menagerie of friends and colleagues that I am honored to know and love. While working on the review for the Ergonomic Uglee Pen (hideous name, lovingly made product) I was able to make some of my friends just a little bit happier.

My Pharmacist B. – He does nothing but work with his hands and write stuff down all day long. Knowing that annoyance of finding a pen that:

1. Works for what you need.
2. Is recognizable as your own.
3. Is really what it claims to be

I knew that B would be more than happy to get one for Valentines day. He figured that he would give pen for pen, sorry B., my Ergonomic Uglee pen is so much better than your ‘pretty’ pen!

When I went back to check on him and his Ergonomic Uglee pen, he was shocked at how well it worked, and happy that he no longer had to share, everyone knew the Uglee pen was HIS.

My next unknowing test subject was my daughter T. She has problems with fine motor skills and writing. She has been fighting the pain and annoyance of that since she was much younger, she’s now 18. When she’s ready to go to college I want her to be ready to have great note-taking skills and that starts with a comfy pen that will keep her writing.

I gave her a week or two alone with her Uglee pen and finally asked. The response?

These are great! I haven’t been able to write this much in a long time! Excellent.

Coming from an 18 year old who has fought for years, it was music to my ears.

Now on to my own enjoyment of the squishy Uglee pen. I loved it. I think I would have used it more if it were a pencil, only because I have a intense love of pencils. I actually have my friend R send my pencils from the college campus in NC because I can’t find them ANYWHERE. My love to R for that kindness.

Just like T I found out that I did have less fatigue in my hands, and with arthritis running rampent in my hands that was a great feeling.

I’ve been going through a mass of horrible health, seizures, asthma, bronchitis, sinus infections, migraines, etc. With many trips to the ER and I would like to apologize to Dr. Lee, maker of the Ergonomic Uglee Pen, Tomoson the place that joins all of us wonderful folks together, and to you. I will be unable to do a giveaway on this awesome pen because of my illness. I am going to fight through all of this BS in the future and make sure you have the great opportunities that I have!

God is working here, the contest is still viable and I’d like to give you the chance to get 3 of your own Ergonomic Uglee Pens of your own. Share, don’t, it’s all up to you. Follow the widget below to get some pens of your own.


Love, Tami


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And if you are a Twitterer head on over to Twitter: @ugleepen
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Noxicare™ Natural Pain Relief Cream Review

Mar 3rd, 2014 Posted in Giveaway, Product Review | no comment »

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.


You all know me well, after nearly 6 years of posts and whines about life. I’m not sure how in-depth I’ve gone with my health issues, but know that every waking minute is a painful hell for me. Sometimes even the sleeping minutes are hell. I was recently given the opportunity to try Noxicare™ Natural Pain Relief Cream. So I thought I’d tell you a little about why I was so excited to try it.

Here’s a small laundry list of the things that makes me say, “Owww!”

1. Osteoarthritis
2. Fibromyalgia
3. Old surgery sites
4. Frequent falls

Normally I use a prescription gel that will take the pain right out of me, but every time I do, it’s another toxin in my body. So when I was given the opportunity to try Noxicare™ Natural Pain Relief Cream, I jumped. Which isn’t all that easy.

I will say that for my minor pains and aches Noxicare™ Natural Pain Relief Cream was spot on and took care of any pain that I had.  For some of my mild to moderate pain it helped, but not enough. When the pain was severe, it really didn’t touch it. But knowing that when I had the mild to moderate pain there was something I could use that wouldn’t put toxins in my system, was rather appealing.

I did have some minor issues with the product, and again, they were minor.

1. You feel like you need far more than you do. If you think you need one inch, use 1/2 and inch.
2. The cream was GREEN, I was worried about getting it on my sheets and clothing and that it would stain. It didn’t seem to, but I was still rather careful.
3. It said that it had no scent, which is far from true. I’m a bloodhound when it comes to smells and there definitely was a smell, but it was all herbal. No medicinal ick like you would expect.

So, all in all I’d whole heartedly recommend this product to anyone with mild/moderate pain issues.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Minecraft Multiplayer for Minecraft PE #giveaway

Oct 23rd, 2013 Posted in Giveaway, Life and Family | 4 comments »

For two weeks I have had the privaledge to try out a product from Innovated Devs called Ultimate Multiplayer for Minecraft iOS, or Minecraft PE.

As you know, for the past year I have turned into this really crazy gamer. And I love it. It feels great for the 12 year olds to say, “I wish my grandma were cool like you and play Minecraft.” I turn beet red and kinda grunt cause I’m only grand mom to one baby who is currently 2!

Let’s find some pros and cons of the app: (after you)

OK, I will start first:
1. You get to play with real live people.
2. You can play in Survival or Creative
3. There is an option for voice chat.
4. OMG, they finally have servers, Minecraft PE was boring before being able to share.

1. I wasn’t able to figure out (one my own) which version of survival that users were using. I am queen of the whiney babies and I like to know if I have to high tail it the second I enter or if I have time to build up to a dead self/dog. (All my doggies die, so sorry Chewbacca 1 and 2!
2. They only chat I did hear was in another language and no one even said, “Hey, how’s the weather up there?”
3. I seemed to get booted an awful lot. I’m not sure if it was the fact that I couldn’t understand them, or that the signal got lost. I encountered several of those.
4. You have to be on iOS 6 or better and my iPad is only at 5 something. (This is not the developer’s fault, this is I’m too lazy to buy a new iPad.

Now, I would love if you would enter this Rafflecopter form below to use on one of your iDevices. It’s easier than catching a slicked down pig. Make sure to read the terms and conditions. Your code must be applied by 11/11/13. So, tell all your friends, family and Mindcraft Men! Come one come all and win this awesome app.

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Review and Giveaway Prayer Notebook

Nov 15th, 2012 Posted in Giveaway, Life and Family, Product Review | 2 comments »

I’ve never really brought up the topic of my religious beliefs/feelings.

I am a Christian! I love God! I believe that His son died on the cross and rose on the third day for my sins. He rose and is sitting at the right hand of the Father. I know this! There is no if/and/buts about it.

But God and I are in a little bit of a tiff right now. You all know that I’ve been in some very bad pain, and going through hell on earth with my health. I know that one of God’s names is Abba. If you’ve read the translation, that’s like calling him papa, or daddy. So when I suffer the things I do I call out to my Daddy, and I feel as if he’s not helping. I know no earthly father who would allow their child to suffer so and not do something. So I argue, and he listens. He understands the turmoil that I’m going through, and He has a reason. Doesn’t mean I have to like it. And I don’t.

Now, where the Prayer Notebook comes in. With the tiff that God and I are in, I feel horrible about life, and I don’t want to pray. Prayer was not even in my top 10 list. Then I went to Tomoson and found the opportunity to review the Prayer Notebook. I saw this as a clear sign from God that I needed to get off my buttocks and pray again. What I like about the Prayer Notebook is that it helps me to pray without ceasing and that you should pray in private. The Prayer Notebook allows me to do that with ease. I don’t have to go into my inner chamber to pray, but I can be on my iphone and pray without anyone knowing that I do so. I actually had someone say to me the other day, “I didn’t know you prayed!” I wasn’t sure if that was a compliment or a put down, but I took it in head of Matthew’s words.



It takes only a few clicks and I can add a prayer, categorize it, and I won’t forget to pray for someone. Check out these screen shots:


Now it’s time for you to win a copy of your own Prayer Notebook for your iPhone.

I need you to do it, and I need to do it quick. So leave me a prayer request, follow me on twitter @miscramblings, and follow me on Facebook


Make sure that you leave a separate comment for each entry. Know I will be praying for you!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Review: Gathering of Waters by Bernice L. McFadden

Jan 17th, 2012 Posted in Book review, Giveaway | 4 comments »

OMG – I have just read the most wonderful book by Bernice L. McFadden! Here, you need to hear what it’s about!


Gathering of Waters is a deeply engrossing tale narrated by the town of Money, Mississippi–a site both significant and infamous in our collective story as a nation. Money is personified in this haunting story, which chronicles its troubled history following the arrival of the Hilson and Bryant families.

Tass Hilson and Emmett Till were young and in love when Emmett was brutally murdered in 1955. Anxious to escape the town, Tass marries Maximillian May and relocates to Detroit.

Forty years later, after the death of her husband, Tass returns to Money and fantasy takes flesh when Emmett Till’s spirit is finally released from the dank, dark waters of the Tallahatchie River. The two lovers are reunited, bringing the story to an enchanting and profound conclusion.

Gathering of Waters mines the truth about Money, Mississippi, as well as the town’s families, and threads their history over decades. The bare-bones realism–both disturbing and riveting–combined with a magical realm in which ghosts have the final say, is reminiscent of Toni Morrison’s Beloved.


I’ve done a review before on a book of Ms. McFadden titled Glorious. The author wowed me with this book, and has done the same with Gathering of Waters. As you can tell from the description above, the book sounds WONDERFUL! But the book is so much more! The book is raw with emotion, life, and experience. Not only do you feel for the characters, you are transformed into the characters and experience everything that they do. I have said this on Twitter in regards to this book:

Finished this book today: is an astounding heart wrenchingly wonderful master of prose!

I mean this today as much as I meant it then. I am not sure there is enough praise that I can give this book.

In regards to the publisher, Akashic Books, it is proof to the company’s worth to have Ms. McFadden as one of their authors. Since I am a book snob, and find typos in books (even by the ‘biggest’ of authors) I can honestly say that the editors at this house are worth their weight in gold.

Here’s the good news! One of my wonderfully awesome readers is going to have a chance to read this wonderful book. Follow the directions on the Rafflecopter form below and enter today!

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@BeeSavy Kindle Fire #Giveaway

Jan 16th, 2012 Posted in Giveaway | one comment »

Enter to win a Kindle Fire from BeeSavy!

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#Rafflecopter Launch #Giveaway – Kindle Fire & iPad2

Jan 9th, 2012 Posted in Giveaway | 4 comments »

You’ve all listened to me on the things in life that I love most. Bacon, Rafflecopter and GetGlue. Today, I’m all about Rafflecopter and letting you know a few things that are going on, and let you in on their Rafflecopter Launch Giveaway! So, buckle your seat belts and keep your hands inside the post at all times.

Say ‘Hi’ To Rafflecopter

Rafflecopter makes the whole process of running giveaways on your blog really, really easy. Over 80,000 giveaways have been created with Rafflecopter, and if you didn’t know yet, there’s a new version in town! Oh yeah, it’s free. If you haven’t used Rafflecopter,sign up and launch a giveaway in the matter of minutes. There were times when I had friends asking for me to get them an ‘in’ to the Rafflecopter society…no more, now it’s open to all. So take advantage of the new system. I’ve become quite a giveaway snob if I do say so myself. I won’t enter one now if it’s not on Rafflecopter. I have better things to do with the extra time that Rafflecopter saves me (like enter new giveaways).

Now… They’re Give Away Something Awesome!

To celebrate the new year, they’re going to give away a 16GB Apple iPad2 and several Kindle Fires. The giveaway starts Monday 1/9 at 12:01 a.m. and lasts for a month. To enter, simply tell us who referred you to this giveaway! (YEAH BABY, YOU KNOW IT’S ME @ MISC. RAMBLINGS!) You can receive additional entries by tweeting about this giveaway, following them on twitter, and giving them feedback. In addition, they’re  doing something a little special to make things more fun:

Suggest a Mascot Name – You’ve seen the Rafflecopter smiley-face dude hanging around the web. The poor guy needs a name, and they want to leave it up to you to decide what his (or her?) name should be. For an additional entry, suggest a name! After the giveaway is over, they’ll go through the list of names and pick out their favorite suggestions (be creative!) and bring it to a vote on Facebook. If your name is chosen, you’ll win a Kindle Fire and be immortalized in Rafflecopter history.

Help Spread The Love… And Win!

Nine months ago, they set out to create an app that makes it super simple to manage the process of running a giveaway on your blog. In 2012, with your continued support, they’re looking forward to making Rafflecopter even awesome-r.




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#Win an #iPad2 – I really want this!

Nov 22nd, 2011 Posted in Giveaway | 2 comments »
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You all know how much of an apple junkie I am, so when I heard about this offer from some blogging friends, I had to let you know!

Support for Special Needs and Replace My Contacts are giving away an iPad2!

I’m posting this to enter a contest offered by Replace My Contacts at Support for Special Needs! I want to win the iPad2!

So, really, what are you waiting for. Entering is EASY!


"Forget to Remember," by Alan Cook

Oct 10th, 2011 Posted in Giveaway | 7 comments »

“Forget to Remember,” by Alan Cook, an amnesia mystery.


Carol Golden isn’t her real name. She doesn’t remember her real name or anything that happened before she was found, naked and unconscious, in a Dumpster on the beautiful Palos Verdes Peninsula in Southern California.

QUESTION: If you lose all your identification and don’t remember your name or anything else about yourself, the government will: a. Give you a new birth certificate and Social Security card; b. Give you a new birth certificate but not a Social Security card; c. Give you a new Social Security card but not a birth certificate; d. None of the above.

Here are some reviews:

“Captivating! It has all the makings of a good action-packed
movie as well.”
–Kathy Johnston, DNA Expert

“The book takes you on an adventure in internet sleuthing,
DNA sleuthing, and good old hold-your-breath cliff-hanging
moments as our victim tries to reclaim her life.”

–Alice Fairhurst, Southern California Genealogical Society

“It is a page-turner that you can’t put down, and the
characters stay with you, live in your house and follow you
around way after you finish the book.”
–Ildy Lee, Singer and Composer

Land O Lakes Cinnamon Sugar Butter Review and Coupon Giveaway

Oct 5th, 2011 Posted in Giveaway, Product Review | 3 comments »

 OMG! I was given the opportunity to review this product from Pssst… I love when they allow me to try wonderful things and give things to my friends. I will admit. I used my first coupon to try it and it was gone in nearly 24 hours. (It’s so good you can eat it right out of the container and not use toast or the recipes that came with it.)

Because I love my readers so much – I am going to offer 2 $1.50 coupons for the Land O Lakes Cinnamon Sugar Butter. The first two readers who post their email address in the comments will get the coupons. Go!