Jun 27, 2014

Reusable TSA-Compliant Quart Size Pouch

My prayers have been answered!  For airline travel, we had been using TSA-approved Ziploc brand plastic bags for carrying liquids through security check but they get nasty pretty quickly. I recently had to throw away a couple.

Jun 20, 2014

JUS by Julie 3-Day Cleanse Review

My sister found a Zulily deal on a 3 Day JUS Cleanse by JUS by Julie (she purchased the 5 day option).  I was intrigued. Since I had recently fasted for my colonoscopy, I figured an actual cleanse where I was drinking nutrient-rich blended fruits & veggies with fiber instead of sugar-filled soda and pulp-free juices would be walk in the park in comparison.

Jun 15, 2014

Stitch Fix #1 Review

Have you heard of Stitch Fix?  It's a personalized online shopping service.  When you sign up, you answer detailed questions about your style preferences, set your budget, and input any special shopping requests (need work clothes or a dress to wear to a wedding? Just let them know), and then your personal stylist will send you a box containing five hand-picked items.

Jun 11, 2014

Cologne & Arnhem

We kicked off our European tour in Cologne (Köln), Germany on July 21st, 2013. Mars' long-time friend, Bengt, lives there. We thought it would be the perfect starting point for taking it easy and recovering from jet lag.

Bengt picked us up at the train station. By this point, I was delirious from lack of sleep.  I had zero sleep the night prior on the 12 hour flight from San Francisco and, not surprisingly, none on the 1-1/2 hour train ride connection from Frankfurt to Cologne. It was almost 1 pm local time (almost 5 am San Francisco time).

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