Why The Swiss Make The Best Watches

When you think of reliable and high-quality products, the term Swiss-made might come to mind. Swiss-made watches are dubbed as such under the law. These watches have to meet certain specifications. One of these specifications is that the mechanics behind the watch have Swiss origins. The other three include movement being encased within Switzerland and that the manufacturer has a final inspection in the borders of Switzerland. So, why buy a Swiss watch? First, they are considered to be superior to other watches.

The Luxury of Alpina

When it comes to Swiss watches, Alpina watches are a luxury sports brand. They create a revolutionary sports watch that you can find at My Gift Stop. Designed specifically for the active sportsman, an Alpina watch is great for diving, climbing, flying and other extreme sports. If you’re someone who likes to hit the water on a sailing mission, then this is the choice watch. Not only is it accurate, but it can withstand a sportsman’s lifestyle.

The Benefits of a Swiss Watch

When it comes to world-renowned watches, Switzerland is known for its top quality and famous watches. In fact, in Switzerland, watchmaking is a craft that stays in the family throughout generations. There’s a lot of pride in watchmaking, which is part of why the watches are so high quality. In addition, there are a few more reasons that Swiss watches are among the best:

  • Many Swiss watches use handmade metal gears
  • You can use Swiss watches for a lifetime or several
  • They are stronger and more resistant to corrosives
  • They are scratch resistant and often have faces made from sapphire crystal

If you’re looking for a watch that can withstand the test of time and your active lifestyle, then a watch from Switzerland makes sense.

Switzerland is well renowned for its high-quality products, particularly their watches. When you want a watch that will last through your active lifestyle and that you can show off, you should always choose Swiss made.

Happy Cornerz Sticky Trap Review and Set Up

It’s December in Pennsylvania. Most people wouldn’t think bugs would be an issue right now. Outside that might be true but inside is a different story. There’s still flies buzzing in the house, fruit flies that seem to pop up every now and then, occasionally lady bugs that found their way in from the cold. We always have house centipedes and spiders in the basement and garage. We tend to not mind them and the lady bugs so much because they eat some of the other pests. Even though the house centipedes are super creepy looking.

The one pest that drives me crazy though are the stink bugs. We started getting stink bugs in our house about 3 years ago. See, they were brought over in a ship from Japan that docked in Allentown. Not on purpose, they just hitched a ride on a cargo ship. Since then they’ve made their way across Pennsylvania and other states. They have no natural enemies and they multiply quickly. Creatures that typically eat bugs like birds leave them along for the most part because of their stink secretion. They’re sort of like the skunks of the bug world. Other than being creepy you can’t just step on them or squish them in other ways because the omit this terrible smell that seems to last forever. I thought I was being smart one day when I vacuumed up a bunch of them. Two problems with that is, the stink bug smell lasted in my vacuum forever and every time I turned it on it would omit that smell. The other, if I didn’t empty the canister outside right away they didn’t die and would find their way out. They can creep through minuscule cracks including window sills.

Sure we tried the bug traps marketed specifically for stink bugs. We even tried bug bombing but it didn’t work. They’re resilient little suckers. The only thing that somewhat helped was to make a spray bottle up with water and a tablespoon of Dawn dish liquid. When you see one just spray it. It couldn’t omit its terrible smell then, it would eventually die from suffocation.

Do they bite? No they don’t but they have no regard for personal space. They’ll sit on your pillow, they’ll fly into your hair (yes they fly), they’ll chill out on the outside of your cup, they don’t care. They make this buzzing sound when their wings beat too that creeps me out. Oh and they smell bad when you try to kill or swat at them.

If we’re not talking about my own personal annoyances with stink bugs they also eat crops and trees. I think that’s one reason we have such an issue compared to our neighbors. We have huge butternut trees that tower over our house. In the fall you can see them in droves climbing up the sides of the house to get to the attic for the winter. I don’t even like to go into the attic anymore. Those nasty things are everywhere.

Introduction to the Happy Cornerz Sticky Trap

Happy Cornerz sticky traps comes along and we decide to give that a try. It’s not poisonous, can use it almost anyway, easy to install, when it’s full just take it down and throw it out.

Sticky traps are versatile in that, you can use them as flat sticky traps or corner traps. they can go in cupboards, on wall joints, shelves, where you need little creepy pests taken care of. If you’re not sure what kind of pests you’re dealing with IE your cereal is disappearing in your cupboard, Happy Cornzers sticky traps are also great for insect and pest monitoring.

Happy Cornerz has been university tested at the Texas A & M Department of Entomology in the Rollins Urban and Structural Entomology facility. They’ve also been tested by a few pest control companies. The hope is that Happy Cornerz sticky traps will be a helpful addition to both pest control experts and private consumers as well.

Installation and Use

I created a video talk to you about the Happy Cornerz glue traps. The video will give you a better look at how you’ll receive the traps, how to use the traps, and where you can use the traps.

Opinions on the Happy Cornerz Sticky Trap

I’m intrigued with how well these worked in the winter time in PA. I’m eager to try these in the spring and summer for ants, mosquitos, etc. I can see where these could also be helpful in sheds, barns, garages, and other buildings. Do you have an ant problem in the cupboard? Use a Happy Cornerz sticky trarp as a flat trap and catch those little buggers. I’m betting you could catch loads of them in that way.

If you’re dealing with a cockroach problem they like to gather in the corners which made the corner placement option fo these idea. They can be set up at ground level or the upper wall corners. They can be placed in the back corner of a cupboard. Wherever you’re dealing with your pests.

Because they’re glue traps, there’s no concerns about safety with pets or children. Worse case scenario is it getting stuck to a pet’s fur. I have 3 cats though and they haven’t bothered with the traps.

They could even be cut if you wanted a better fit in a certain corner or shelf if necessary. Using them as a flat trap would work out nice for the top of refrigerators or high kitchen cupboards. The could also slide easily under microwaves stands, couches or beds.

I was happy to see that at least one of the traps we set up did capture a stink bug. That’s my #1 pest issue so if this trap can do that I’m happy to have it in my home.

I received free samples of the product in order to complete this review and video. Any opinions expressed are my own.

Confession: I Own A Piece Of Land In The Poconos But I’ve Never Seen It

Several year ago…I don’t know maybe 7 years ago, (I’d have to check the paperwork) I participated in a LandCentral.com sweepstakes to win a piece of land. It was fairly low entries and there were several pieces of land to choose from. I figured I’d never win but if I did I’d pick one I’d think I could sell.

I participated in a twitter party for LandCentral and I was announced as the grand prize winner. I freakin’ won the piece of land!

** note my twitter handle was @angiewith3 then. That was before baby #4 came around and I decided to change it to something more geared to my blog, IE @LuvSavingMoney **

So I was given a few choices none of which were prime-time land (which I could only assume is why the were giving it away). One was 2 acres of desert land in California. Another was a small area in some swamp-type land in Florida, …I can’t remember the others but my choice ended up being a small piece of land in the Poconos of Pennsylvania. See, I live in Pennsylvania so I figured it would be easier tax-wise and for the selling process.

I had to sign a few e-docs with LandCentral and before long I had the deed and a bunch of information in the mail. So I immediately tried to sell it. I started trying to contact realtors in that general area. The one guy I talked to said they didn’t find a piece of land in the Poconos in my name. At that point I thought I was in some weird scam. Then about a month or two after that I got a bill from the tax person for that county for my piece of land and it was in someone else’s name. I thought, what is going on?!

So I call the tax lady She kindly explains to me that the bill would be in the other person’s name until I paid the taxes. I paid the taxes and then the tax bills started coming in my name.

I was a little timid still so I held off on trying to sell it for a while. Each year I got the tax bill for the land and each year I paid it. I finally decided I was going to try selling it again. I live about 4 hours from the Poconos so emailing is the best option for me. I’ve yet to get someone to get in-touch with me via email to help me sell my land.

So here I am 7 years later still paying on land in the Poconos that I’ve never seen, will never use, and who knows if I’ll ever sell. lol So that’s my weird confession.

Up to 50% Off Chemical Free Cleaning at e-cloth #eclothpartner

I have several e-cloth cleaning products. They’re made well and they work. e-cloth is a much more affordable alternative to that other brand out there. e-cloth products lets you clean with just water. No chemicals, no special cleaner sprays, just water.

Right now you can get some e-cloth favorite products up to 50% off. Face cloth 10 pc it, home cleaning 3 pc kit, window cleaning 2 pack and more only $10! Shop the e-cloth $10 sale to grab these deals. Some items are already selling out!

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FREE Piece of Godiva Chocolate on National Chocolate Day

A lot of people love chocolate. It makes sense there would be a national chocolate day. It also makes sense that chocolate companies would want to help you celebrate. Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate, with or without nuts, artisan chocolate, or right off the rack at the grocery store, it’s hard to beat chocolate.

Monday October 28 is National Chocolate Day. I couldn’t love it anymore that it happens on a Monday. I know I could use a piece of chocolate on a Monday. Godiva has a treat for you that day!

In Celebration of National Chocolate Day, Godiva is offering a free chocolate case piece with ANY purchase (while supplies last) at Godiva Boutique, Cafe, and Outlet locations. Only valid on October 28, 2019.

Need help finding a Godiva location? Check the Godiva website and click on the “Boutiques & Cafes” link in the upper left corner of the homepage. Also Godiva is offering a free trick or treat backpack with $50 order with code: HALLOWEEN until 10/20/19

Godiva’s Fall collection is out now. It includes flavors like Pumpkin Spice and Maple Walnut. I love anything Maple so that would be amazing for me. I haven’t treated myself to some Godiva chocolate in a long time. The Boscov’s near my house has a Godiva case. I just might have to get myself a little treat.

Do you have a favorite chocolate? How will you celebrate National Chocolate Day?

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