Hotelsetc Hotel$Etc

Travel should be fun right?

While the destination is fun, searching for the best price on airlines,hotels and attractions is not.

Lots of hours searching, missing out on the good deal/rate. Prices  really high. Destination overload.

Nope, not fun at all.

We just want to get there!

Hotel$Etc is a membership search engine and depending on how much you travel this is perfect for you!

Sign up and register. You will receive a member number and id.

Two different ways of booking, *red search engine and blue search engine plus a discount directory.

Red search engine. Put in what you would like and it opens up a new page with opens. You can sort by  Best Value, Price Low-High, A-Z, Z-A or Star Rating.

Blue search engine let’s you search by destination and dates.

Things to love about about Hotel$Etc.

You receive points which can be used for free travel.

Also like that if two or multiple cities have the same name it asks which one you want.

And if  two of these cities are close like say Niagara Falls, it shows you the best option and lets you choose!

They offer currency converter,lets you know the amount of time left to purchase deal, travel insurance.

I think it’s great for those  who have a hard time navigating the other travel sites.

And a very important resource?  They offer live support. Sometimes I get anxious about things and having support on hand is reassuring.

Video on price comparision

Discounts on:

Car Rentals
Theme Parks
Shows Camping
Flight Packages
Recreation and more!

For $99 annually or $995 lifetime membership, these deals can be yours!

For the phone savvy travelers search the Android and IOS  marketplace.

I give this site 4.5 stars and I’m ready to travel!

*as the site updates the blue and red search engine may change.


Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Since living in the United States I noticed every Christmas there is a quest for ugly sweaters and people buying expensive  or asking around to borrow.

I don’t get this but who am I to judge?   *slightly judging lol

Here is this  men’s(anyone can wear) Home Alone  sweater from Amazon for $5.50.  Small and Medium only.


Small available Jan 28.

Filthy Animal in different colours and prices up to $12.  Also a Pokemon!


Star Wars and Reindeer sweaters. $1.50-5.


Fake Sweater T-shirt. Light blue/red. Prices range from$4-23.



Some of these will have shipping attached so just make a note.


Advil® Sinus Congestion & Pain

Some days you are just going along and bam..sinus pain and pressure hits you.

Other days you feel it as soon as you wake up, or the night before.

Or it could be after a rough week dealing with allergies.

Honestly some days I think it just shows up to mess with you.

Whatever the case may be, sinus pressure can knock you out and take you off your game.

I found that Advil® Sinus Congestion & Pain relieved some of the pressure in my face, any headaches,facial pain, congestion and just made it easier to continue on my day or just function.

I love that it deals with multiple sometimes sinus issues don’t just stick to one area.
I was less achy,didn’t feel as off balance. I just felt better!

It’s really something dealing with sinuses and achy bodies. Being able to breathe a bit better is awesome.
The things we take for granted.

I love snow and we don’t get it as much as I would like and the weekend it snows? Sinus pain and misery.
I was so happy to have Advil® Sinus Congestion & Pain around, I took a dosage and in no time was able to frolick in the snow…yes frolick!
Well mainly take cutesy pictures lol

I highly recommend this product.

“This post was sponsored by Advil® Sinus Congestion & Pain as part of a sampling activation for Crowdtap. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.”


Leader Accessories Sofa Cover

Great for households with pets or small kids.

Planning on getting new furniture?  This would be great!

We recently bought new furniture and while keeping in mind we have 2 cats, my husband fell in love with this sofa …….he-9636-3

After hours deciding we went with this and a lighter coloured sofa.

We figured we could add throws/blankets to keep the fur off as much as we can.

They only helped so much.
Saw this pet sofa cover for review on Tomoson at a discount and thought hey let me try it!

Now while it’s a wee bit too small for this  recliner sofa( bulky but soft) it still covers the most important parts, the seat, arm rest/sides,front and back rest.20170104_173800-1_resized


The cover is soft to the touch and great for not only fur but to prevent any  dirt,spills/accidents from reaching the sofa whether caused by humans or cats

It has a nice quilt pattern and the  colour is great for most decors.You can chose tan of coffee from the site.

It can be laundered or just use a lint brush. Even just shake it outside.

There are 4 small pillow(foam) pieces which allow you to insert them into the sides and back of the sofa to keep it in place.

If you do this on the bigger recliners, the back will surely keep falling down.  On a regular sofa no such problems.


Our boy cat Booster was so excited, he jumped up right away and inspected it.

I think he approves.  He tried to help me set it in place which took forever!



Sometimes unless their white fur was showing it was hard to tell if they on the couch!





It is so easy to put on and take off.  No having to stretch or tie to fit over the sofa.

It’s says water repellant and soil proof. Use common sense though, don’t throw a glass of wine on it to “test” or plop a wet animal  just to see.

Check out the Leader Accessories  sofa/loveseat/chair cover here.








Sunglass and Eyeglass Storage

Absolutely love this pair of sunglass storage cases.  Love them!

It comes in two sizes so you can fit small/large sunglasses or reading glasses.

Also small enough that carrying them in most handbags/backpacks and medium to bigger crossbody bags won’t be a problem.

They fold up/collapse when not in use and save so much space.

The case material is hard so I know I won’t break my sunglasses when I accidentally sit on them….or step on them.
And the way it opens up into a triangular shape makes breaking them even less likely.
Inside is a nice soft fabric that won’t scratch or ruin lenses.

These would also be great for travel.
Not a big deal but I didn’t receive the cleaning cloth that usually comes with the item.



These RoryTory cases come in about six different patterns.

RoryTory 2 piece sunglass/eyeglass storage

Queen of Kinks, Curls & Coils ~ Your Dry Hair Days Are Over Set

It comes in such a beautiful box(that I reuse to keep hair bands and combs in) the containers are a good size and it’s quality product.
I don’t use shampoo very often because it just makes my hair so dry. The Moisturising Sulfate Free Shampoo is good to my hair. Didn’t leave it feeling stripped and over dry at all.
The Pre-Poo Detangler and Nourishing Conditioner is easy to apply and I used my fingers to rake the product through, no comb needed.

After using both of them my hair was very soft and felt like it didn’t even need any leave in product. But I was skeptical lol and still wanted to use it so I added the leave in conditioner.

The instructions caution not to be too heavy handed with it.
My hair felt like a cloud.

My favourite of the whole line is the Leave in Moisturising Conditioner. It works well and the smell is amazing! Look  how I had to get the last bit from the container.20160811_104838-1_resized1

My husband gave me a hug a few days ago and said oh what is that smell?
I said excuse me????
He said it’s a light citrusy type scent and smells really nice!

I preened!
I said oh that is the set you encouraged me to buy on Amazon from Neo-Naturals. He said he liked it 🙂

Another plus is that I’ve added some leave in every few days and unlike with other products, I do not have the terrible build up.
It comes with a mini booklet of instructions on ways to use the products.

PS I should add as I type this I am sitting with the Pre-Poo Detangler and Nourishing Conditioner in my hair, getting ready to wash in a few.

The set is on sale right now for $10!!!  4 full size products!

Originally $99!!!!!  71jwl1qv9ul-_sx522_

I’ve bought the set twice and just the leave in  conditioner a few times.

I found out the line won’t be sold  anymore after December so this is a great time to purchase. They can also be bought individually.

Pepper Lover Shirt

I got this Ann Arbor 3/4 sleeve shirt for the pepper pictures on the front!
I love food and as an island girl peppers are my thing! I see Scotch Bonnet aka bonney pepper up there!!
The colours and shapes are bright and well done.

Pepper Lover Heart Tshirt

Two small complaints.
1.The sleeves are a bit tight.
This says v-neck but the neckline is really as in the picture.
2. It has an unfinished look. While it looks neatly “unfinished” in the picture, it’s a bit more tattered in person. No biggie!
The fabric is of a nice quality as well.


The bottom almost gives it a sweatshirt type finish which I love!
I would go up a size larger for a more relaxed fit or off the shoulder look and if you want to wear a t-shirt under.
Stay true to size for a slightly fitted look.20161111_180946-1_resized (2).jpg

It says hand wash but if you have to put it in the machine do wash on cold or eco warm and lay flat or hang to dry….I wouldn’t recommend drying as this may shrink.

Large Pet Mat

I love it!  My husband loves it and more importantly the fur babies love it!!

Bite Pet Mat

The mat comes in 3 colours blue, grey and tan.

It’s great for any spills and “messes” you know cats sometimes eat too fast and then “mess”
Hairball and then “mess”

Just mess!

Or sometimes I spill the food…………………..

It’s large enough to fit two wet food bowls as well!

Before I had their water, dry food and wet food on separate mats but this works and is big enough for all.

I love that it had no stinky plastic smell.
Our boy cat Booster came right over to eat, he sniffed the new mat and just started eating!
Easy to wipe clean or rinse off.

I think it can also be used as a boot/shoe mat. Indoor or outdoor.

Cable Knit Beanie

*Old Post

I ordered this beanie in black and have to say it arrived so much earlier than expected. The reported time was Feb 1. It was here before the 31st of December.



As I removed it from the package I noticed it was well made. The nicely braided strap decoration(not sure it’s leather) is pretty and the crest at the sides is quite a nice touch and breaks up the all black.
Upon further inspection I saw a few synthetic hairs inside and some glue.
I decided to wash it on a short cycle(I placed it in a mesh laundry bag)
I also dried it on delicate(in the same laundry bag)
It held up pretty well, the strap did not come off and the the knit stayed well put.
The glue is still there but I don’t think that will be much bother.

Yesterday and today were the coldest days so far and I am happy I had the beanie. It can slouch to the left, right or back , whatever my mood is 🙂
And it stretches enough to cover my ears!

This could just be me but I found it dried out and left my hair a bit frizzy. I’ll need to line it so it doesn’t tangle my hair. * I have curly hair.

I can’t wait to wear it this fall/winter.  I tried but it’s still too hot lol

Harris Teeter Holiday Game!

It’s back!


 Harris Teeter’s fun game.  You  spin and try to match the ingredients for recipes to win.

Play for gift cards, coupons, recipes, and more! 




Grand prizes include:
$1,000 Harris Teeter gift card
2,000 coupon books with over $100 in savings

They have hidden Harris Teeter gift cards inside the game for you to find as you play. So go ahead – spin, match, and enjoy!