Cabinets To Go Syracuse NY Review Kitchen Bath Wood Cabinet

I was looking for new kitchen cabinets in the Syracuse NY area and I was having a difficult time finding anything modern.  Everything was so traditional looking.  I kept looking and finally ended up at Cabinets To Go in Syracuse and I’m so very happy I did.  Cabinets To Go sells Kitchen and Bath Wood Cabinets, flooring, vanities, and more.

Here’s my review:

I had the best most favorable experience with Cabinets To Go in Syracuse. The entire staff was professional and both courteous as well as patient with me as we went through all the different cabinet options, accessories, designs, etc. Ryan my salesperson was incredible throughout the process and I would absolutely go back and do business with him again.

The cabinets I ordered came in very quick and they were very accommodating in terms of letting them stay there in their warehouse until my hardwoods were done and I could pick them up. Upon unboxing them, I found that these particular modern cabinets were a bit complicated (they’re not all like that I assure you) and I needed help in getting them assembled. I called for help and the manager George dropped what he was doing midday and came out to my house to assist. In the end, he ended up taking his own free time after work to help me assemble the cabinets – you have no idea how amazing that was.

I now have great cabinets at a fantastic price. I could not recommend Cabinets To Go more!!!! Great company that stands behind their product.

HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!

Meal Prep Bento Lunch Boxes with Lids 15 Day 30 Piece


According to Wikipedia, Bento (弁当 bentō)[1] is a single-portion take-out or home-packed meal common in Japanese cuisine. A traditional bento holds rice or noodles, fish or meat, with pickled and cooked vegetables, in a box. [2] Containers range from disposable mass-produced to hand-crafted lacquerware. Bentos are readily available in many places throughout Japan, including convenience stores, bento shops (弁当屋 bentō-ya), railway stations, and department stores. However, Japanese homemakers often spend time and energy on a carefully prepared lunch box for their spouse, child, or themselves.

A “Bento Box” is commonly nowadays a high quality to-go or takeout container that is used for meal prep or food storage.  Meal prep is a great way to have portion control and to also control costs.  These bento boxes were a great find!!! $10.99 on Groupon – WOW! What a great value!

These are BPA, PVC, and phthalate free.  They can be used from freezer to microwave to dishwasher.  Safe for all!  The ones I purchased were 32oz. with 3 compartments 2 x 8 ounce and 1 x 16 ounce.  They really save money and time and are easy to stack in the freezer!!

WiFi HD Action Sports Camera 1080p (Like GoPro, SJ4000) Smarson


The Smarson WiFi HD Action Sports Camera is a must-have for anyone who is active, likes to explore the outdoors, or is an underwater enthusiast.  Paired with the Smarson Full Face Snorkel Mask, it’s the perfect combination for a snorkeling or diving tour!!! I was fortune enough to be chosen to purchase one of their action cameras at a significantly reduced price in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.  I do not have an affiliation with this company other than I am testing their products and publishing straight forward honest reviews.  So don’t let the fact that I received a discount on this product influence your decision about my review.

This is a $50 action camera, very similar to the SJ4000 or the older GoPro Hero series cameras.  But it’s at a significant savings – much less expensive.  Does it perform well?  Absolutely.  It has some great features like being able to pair with your WiFi smartphone or tablet and transfer the pictures and videos immediately.  THINK: you can share these on social media right away!

It’s 1080p and the resolution is pretty good – again, take into consideration it’s a $50 camera — not a $449 Hero4 Black or $349 Hero4 Silver.  So bear that in mind that you do get what you pay for.  But in my opinion certain things like the LCD display to see what you’re recording aren’t even on some of the older GoPro Hero Cameras so this one has a significant advantage!! (On one of my last trips my buddy had a go pro and he was just holding the camera up in the air and I was asking him “how do you know what you’re recording”… His answer was “I just point it in the general direction!”)

This action camera comes with more accessories than I know what to do with them.  Seriously, there should be an entire instructional video for how and when to use thee attachments.  I mean some are straight forward like the bicycle / motorcycle mount — i mean the bike mount is pretty self explanatory.  But other ones like “mount 4” “mount 3” “mount 2”  — I’m at a complete loss for what to do with them.  It comes with helmet mounts too, but I probably won’t be using them anytime soon!!!  There’s everything you’d ever need  including tethers, straps, charger and cable, and yes – the waterproof housing.  This camera is water proof!!!! (when it’s in the housing that is!)

And the camera attaches right to the full face mask they sell.  They say it’s a go pro mount, so I guess this camera is probably adhering to the universal standard so anything go pro related – this would probably work on.  Don’t quote me on it, but I’d say the probability is high based on my research.  By default the timestamp is ON so I would suggest turning that off!!!  If you’re taking 1080p at 30fps, you can get a whopping 240 minutes out of a 32GB card!!! (it’s max capacity).  Your battery will likely run out long before then.  And if you’re looking for backup batteries — you’re in luck.  This camera takes the standard SJ4000/5000/6000 battery works fine.  So a simple google search for sj4000 sj5000 or sj6000 battery will yield tons of results for you.  You will also find that the batteries are VERY inexpensive (i think my 2-pack of extra batteries with a double charger was under $20!!)  — which is a huge plus.  The last thing you need is your battery dying in the middle of a hike, snorkel, dive, or whatever you’re doing.

The quality is good.  It’s not amazing, in fairness.  But it is very decent.  Way better than what I was expecting for $50 I will say.  The low light performance of this camera under water was really really good.  The audio could be a little better, but it’s not bad.  It overloads a bit if you’re in a very noisy environment like a concert – but generally, works great in everyday scenarios.  For $50 though… it’s a great performing camera and will allow you to capture some REALLY cool videos (and photos) that you might not have otherwise been able to capture.  And it keeps your hands free when you use the mounts to actually enjoy whatever it is you’re doing.. bike rides, snorkeling, whatever!!!  I honestly HIGHLY recommend this camera, especially for underwater use.

See the mask at Amazon.com

See the action camera at Amazon.com

See the example video I shot at: 

This review is for the Smarson Action Camera that can mount to the Smarson Full Face Snorkel Mask.  See the review of the snorkel mask:

Full Face Snorkel Diving Mask – Anti Fog & Leak – Smarson


Full Face Snorkel Diving Mask – Anti Fog & Leak – Smarson

This Smarson Full Face Snorkel & Diving Mask is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING.

If you read nothing more about this product, just click buy now and be done with it.  Seriously.  It is un-freakin’ believable.  Let me get the obligatory disclaimer out of the way because I was able to purchase this mask at a significant discount in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.  I have no interest in this company whatsoever other than I was able to work with them to receive some of their products and in return I am testing them, putting them through stressful testing, and providing an honest and unbiased review.  Ok, so with that stated, Here’s my review:

I have been snorkeling in the South Pacific many, many times.  The standard snorkel masks are very horrible to use for most people, they fog, they fill up with water, and they’re uncomfortable.  This Smarson mask doesn’t do any of that.  I tested this mask in my backyard inground pool many times and only a couple times did I notice a little water come into the top of the mask — but it’s design ran right through the front of the mask and out the bottom  Seriously, I was like “what is that?” and it didn’t even affect or bother me whatsoever.  The mask performed flawlessly.  The breathing tube was a little troublesome initially – because I was used to an individual mask and snorkel.  I wasn’t quite understanding that you can breathe normally when you snorkel.  Just didn’t register right away.  I was taking quick fast breaths and the breathing tube wasn’t large enough for me to do that.  I panicked a few times and came up for air but I assure you it was user error.  Once I figured out how to do long, SLOW breaths, my world came together with this mask.  I was able to snorkel for 30+ minutes without even a single issue.  The ball valve in the snorkel prevented water from coming back into the mask and not a SINGLE TIME did I ever get water in my eyes, nose, or mouth.  Not once.  I’d say that was a HUGE success.

Let me also say that the VIEW out of this mask is incredible!!!  When I go back to the Cook Islands (where I love to vacation in the south pacific) i’m bringing this mask!  You have a complete panaromic view – 180 degree view – of everything.  With regular masks you see pretty much what’s in front of you.  The panorama when wearing this mask is outstanding.  It changes the entire game of snorkeling!!

And last but certainly not least is GoPro mount.  You can put your go pro camera (Hero4, Hero3, Hero anything!) and it attaches right to your mask.  You don’t need to do a thing, just turn it on and go.  That’s what I love about it.  To be able to have your action camera mounted to your face mask – that’s the best right there.  I cannot wait to go on vacation!

So in summary, this Smarson diving & snorkel mask has everything you’d ever want.  It’s anti-fog, anti-leak offering you a 180 degree wide angle viewing area and it’s also durable and scratch resistant.  You can mount your GoPro or other action camera onto it (which Smarson also makes one) and frees your hands to swim and enjoy the snorkeling or diving experience.

Once in a great while a product comes along like this that’s very innovative that changes everything.  Well, Smarson’s Full Face Snorkel Mask changed everything for me!  I’m so impressed with it and highly recommend it to anyone looking to go on a snorkel or just wants an incredible mask for their pool!  If I could give this 100 STARS I would, but I guess 5 STARS will have to do!

See the mask at Amazon.com

See the action camera at Amazon.com

See the footage here:

This review is for the Smarson Full Face Snorkel Mask that a Smarson Action Camera can be mounted to.  See the review of the action camera:

WiFi HD Action Sports Camera 1080p (Like GoPro, SJ4000) Smarson