Big Changes for MzMonka

I have been working behind the scenes trying to figure out what the best thing to do for me and this blog would be. After many months of research, which is why I haven’t been posting like I used to and a lot of discussion on what my ultimate goal is and how I am going to achieve that I have decided to move myself to another platform. Not that my time on here has been horrible. It hasn’t and I have been here for a number of years but it is similar to a adult child moving out, they have to find the right place for them to do things on their own and that time has come for me. And considering that this is where I got my start and found my voice there is nothing negative I have to say about my time here but it is time to leave the nest so to speak.

Now the question may be what does that actually mean.

For some of you it means nothing if you have my link bookmarked. You will just see a new page when you click on the bookmark.

For those of you that follow through email or by another means you will have a little more to do and I want to try to make it as painless as possible. The new site does have the follow link, along with every place on the net you can find me. So if the blog doesn’t really work for you and one of the many social media sites does that’s great. All content will still continue to go to all my social media channels and a few new ones but basically none of those are changing. For those who connect with me by email or blog feed you folks are going to have to subscribe etc at the new site. I have no solid way of taking you all with me and I am sure there are some that might not want to go through the bother but I love my followers and appreciate those that take the time and took the time to follow me. I would love to see you at the new site where there will be a little more freedom for me and hopefully a lot more content and a few other things that I have been wanting to branch out into.

To my authors that I have worked with I am still a fan and will be taking and revamping all reviews of your work on my new site. I want fresh eyes when I read your books again, I want people to know how wonderful you are with words, I want to reach a new audience for you and I want to give more content to what I have already had to say about the words you share with the world. I will always be a book nerd and I feel you deserve way more press than you have ever gotten.

I have really enjoyed my time here but it is time to move on to bigger things and I cant say thank you enough to everyone that has followed me not only here but found me on social media and followed me there also.


I am packed up and ready to make my move, hope to see a lot of you there.

Review: Carenoble Professional Hair Straightening Brush



Carenoble Professional Hair Straightening Brush

This post may or may not contain affiliate links. All opinions expressed are my own.

About the Product
  • 10 TIMES FASTER – Than the traditional straightener speed, operation is simpler and faster
  • SAFETY and ANTI SCALD – Carenoble straightener brush is safe to use and will never damage your hair
  • EASY AND COMFORTABLE – It’s easy to hold forget about everything and focus on your silky smooth hair
  • 11 MODES OF BEAUTY – The Carenoble Straightener brush, has 11 Modes, starting from 365℉ to 450℉

I have used various different methods to straighten my hair and this is my first time trying a straightening brush. I had seen a lot of different makers of this type of straightener so I thought it was time to give one a try. I have tried this one my hair twice. Usually when I straighten my hair it holds for a few days so I was able to see if this worked more than just once.

The straightener heats up quickly but the display is in Celsius not Fahrenheit so it took me a moment to get the settings right. I used it on the highest setting and both times it did a very good job at straightening my hair. I did have to touch it up the next day but that was easier because I was able to just run the brush through my hair. My ends on the other hand didn’t straighten as well as I thought they would and I wasn’t able to get as close to my scalp as I am able to with my flat iron. Now if you need your hair to have volume this may not be an issue but for me I prefer my hair to lay flat. Unlike my flat iron this straightener doesn’t leave my hair smell as if its been burnt. The straightening time is shorter with this also. Normally it takes me over an hour to straighten my hair this has cut my straightening time down to 25-30 minutes.



It heats up quickly
Straightens my hair in a shorter amount of time
Doesn’t leave a burnt smell to my hair
Easy touch ups

Doesn’t get close to the scalp
Does a flip on the ends, not totally straight

Overall I like this a lot and I wish I could get closer to my scalp and the ends were straighter.

I received this item at a discount for review and evaluations purposes

This item is available on Amazon here – Carenoble Professional Hair Straightening Brush

Review: Friendly Pet Products Wireless Dog Fence

This post may or may not contain affiliate links. All opinions expressed are my own.

About the product

  • 100% SAFE & EFFECTIVE WIRELESS FENCE – State-of-the art fence technology in a beautifully designed unit gives you EXACT CONTROL over where your fence is located, in a way that is completely safe for your pet and in an easy to set up solution. Safety is our #1 Concern – Our Collars are 100% Waterproof & They Include 5 levels of correction! More than One Dog? Not a problem! You can purchase additional collars with ability to have unlimited pets in a single containment area.
  • EASY INSTALL WITH 24 HOUR CUSTOMER SUPPORT – We use a high-tech transmitter with a shallow in-ground transmitter fence cord to wirelessly project a radio wave fence that is invisible. Detailed Step-By-Step Install Instructions are included along with a Quick-Start Guide. We also offer 24×7 Customer Support by Phone and Email. So if at any point you have questions or need any assistance our representatives are standing by and ready to help!
  • 100% LIFETIME MONEY BACK GUARANTEE FROM THE MANUFACTURER: If at any time you are every unsatisfied with any of our products for any reason Friendly Pet Products will give you a full refund, no questions asked. Whether it’s the day after your purchase, or two years later! * WARNING – DOES NOT WORK WITH PETSAFE 500-ft Spool of 20-Gauge, Solid Core Boundary Wire *
  • UNLIMITED RANGE & LARGER COVERAGE AREA – Our system allows for an unlimited size fence. Included is enough fence cord and training flags for 1/2 acre, you can purchase additional fence cord and flags to create a fence for up to 25 acres with the included transmitter. Need even more Space? Not a problem, purchase additional transmitters and each one will increase your range another 100 acres up to an unlimited size fence!
  • MORE RELIABLE THAN OTHER WIRELESS SOLUTIONS – No Transmitter Holes! The In-Ground fence cord eliminates radio holes that are commonly found in cordless systems. Get 10x The Range of 100% Cordless Solutions! Place the fence where you want it! Cordless Fences only allow a circular boundary around your home that can’t be customized – unless your yard is an exact circle, that won’t work for you! We only use the latest technology which gives us a more reliable product as well as reducing the transmitter size by up to 1/3 or more!

I have one of those running away dogs. You know the ones that want to wander about and have no regard for anyone’s yards or boundaries? I have one of those and she happens to be a big dog which makes for some really uncomfortable neighbors at times. When this fence first arrived I was a little unsure whether or not it would actually be something that kept her in the yard, up until this point the 6ft privacy fence has seemed to be the only thing that worked.
This fencing comes with very detailed instructions. I was a little sure about installing it but after reading the instructions and looking at the area I wanted to fence in I was able to install it in roughly 2 hours. The bulk of that time was actually spent mapping out where the fencing would go to make sure that it would reach the connection point and still give her enough room to roam without getting in trouble. Now that it is installed I find that it does actually work. I don’t leave her unattended because ultimately if she really wanted to she could gain enough speed to just run through the fencing and the correction would be minimal. She has learned how far she can go and stays within that area.
Overall it keeps her contained though I wouldn’t just leave her outside without watching her to make sure she doesn’t decide to just take the risk. The instructions are clear and easy to follow just make sure that you have mapped out the area before you start the install.
I received this time for free for evaluation and review purposes.


This item is available on Amazon here – Electric Dog Fence

Review – Aroma V Oil Diffuser

About the Product Aroma V Diffuser
  • Fight Back Against Dry Air – This stylish cool mist humidifier adds moisture to your air to eliminate dryness and help with your dry chapped skin, chapped lips and dry sinuses. Add a drop of your favorite essential oil to give your room a fresh, clean scent.
  • Whisper-Quiet Ultrasonic Operation -Purify and Humidify your living space to prevent dry, stuffy air and flu/cold germs infecting your loved ones. Prevent dry and chapped skin in dry winter months
  • Medium/Large 200ml water capacity that can continue use up to 6 hours each time. with strong mist improvements and larger area coverage for small medium room spaces, When time is up or there is no water, it will turn off automatically. Press the “Mist” button, choose the timer from 60 mins, 120 mins, 180 mins or ON.
  • Latest Ultrasonic diffuser technology which produces vibrations at a frequency of 2.4 MHZ per second breaks water and essential oils into extremely fine micro-particles in advance cool mist process (this technology help to prevent you pure essential oils from becoming toxic). ULTRASONIC oil diffuser feature ensures the integrity of the essential oils’ beneficial molecular structure and allows for ease of healthy bodily absorption through the skin into the blood stream for faster aromatherapy benefit results.

This is a rather small diffuser that holds a relatively large amount of water for its size. When you first take it out of the box it gives the impression that with its size that the run time would be short but given the amount of water it holds. There are varying times that this diffuser can be set to run for, the longest being 180 minutes or until the water runs out. I have yet to let it just run until the water runs out but have set it for the longest time and find that there is still some water left in the diffuser when the time is up.
The colors on this diffuser are very nice and bright. I was hoping this one would be softer when it came to the light so that it could be used more as a night light but the upside is at least there is no risk of stepping on something or tripping over anything with this on and the amount of light that it throws off. It is not as bright as a lamp but not as dim as a night light. Either way the light colors are pretty and I like the way they cycle through and it gives us a small color show.
The diffuser it self comes with a feature that I haven’t noticed on others before which is measurements on the resivor tank. So if by some chance you misplace the measuring cup that comes with it, you still know how much water to add to it. I have also run a number of different oils through this diffuser and not one has given me an issue. Overall it is a really nice little diffuser and I can see me using this for a long time, especially since it carries a lifetime guarantee.

I received this item at a discount for review and evaluation purposes, all opinions are my own

This item can be found on Amazon here – Amorma V Diffuser


Review: Aroma Essential Oil Diffuser


Who doesn’t love having a choice of diffusers? One that not only has a long run time but also changes 7 different colors? This diffuser fits that description perfectly.

As an avid diffuser user I will say they all are pretty much the same when it comes to how they operate. Water goes in, oils go in, power up, and you have you scent of choice. It became a question of what made this one different than the other ones that I own. What makes this one different is not only the multiple choices when it comes to how long it runs but also the multiple colors that I am able to choose from. It does shut off when the water in this diffuser runs out but this one also holds more water than others that I own, which allows for a longer run time.


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The colors on this are very nice. You can let the diffuser run through the colors or you can pick which color and the intensity that would work in the room that you are in. The lights and long running time are what makes this my go to diffuser. I usually set this up and let it run for the day when my son is having a high anxiety day. While it is the oil blends that I tend to use but the choice of color also tends to help offset his mood. Overall it is a really nifty diffuser and there isn’t anything that I don’t like about it

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I received this item at a discount for evaluation and review purposes.

This item can be found here on Amazon – Aroma Diffuser

Review: Mostfeel Portable USB Mini Led light and Fan

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This is an interesting set of items. I never thought about a light for my computer because the light from my screen usually illuminates my keyboard but I thought it would be interesting to try. I have taken to working odd hours again and with that in mind I have to keep in mind I may not be the only one that has the glare of my computer screen in their face. Usually this is something I could careless about but I had the chance to do something different so I gave it a try. I found that even though this is a small light it does actually give off very good lighting. When I had to look down at the keys, they were illuminated and I could easily see what I was looking for. It plugs in easily to the computers USB port and is simple to use and set it. Just plug it in and the light comes on.

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As to the fan it was easy to place the blade on the base. It is a tight fit so I was unsure whether or not the blade would actually turn but once I plugged the fan in it turned on. This fan gives off a nice breeze and is silent. It is bendable so you can point it in whatever direction you would like, this goes the same for the light also.It is easily moved which gives it a little more use than some other fans and lights that I have seen. Overall they both work well and are simple to use. If you are looking for something small that won’t get in the way than this something to consider.

I received this item in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

This item can be found on Amazon here – USB Light and Fan

Review: Chalk Markers – HUGE MEGA 18 Color Pack

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This is actually a pretty complete set of chalk markers. There are more colors than the other sets that I have gotten and overall I will say this set is a favorite. It offers not only plenty of colors to use creatively but with the chiseled tips you can create both thin and wide strokes. They are fairly easy to use once you bring the liquid into the tip. They clean up easily which is a plus when you have someone who likes to be creative. As you can see this is something that my daughter drew on her bedroom window. With a moist cloth we were easily able to clean it off and she was able to start again.

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I do want to add that you want to make sure that you close the caps securely as with any type of marker they will dry out. Also the caps can be a little tricky to get on the first time but I found that this actually let me know that they were closed properly and the seal was tight so there would be less of a chance of them drying out. Overall these are pretty nifty and if you have a creative person in your life or like to create these are really good. We have used them for all kinds of projects that are for nonporous surfaces.

I received this item for free in exchange for my honest review.

This item can be found on Amazon here – Chalk Markers