Friday, July 22, 2016

PaperMate and Sharpie @Shoplet Reviews

Shoplet carries an assortment of office supplies, cleaning supplies, medical supplies, office furniture, and everything in between.

 Sharpie Markers:
Permanent marker features bold, energetic colors to help you create captivating effects that are sure to stand out. Quick-drying ink is fade-resistant and water-resistant to create marks that will last. Ultra-fine point lets you thin, precise lines for detailed work. Assorted colors include optic orange, techno blue, ultraviolet, nano blue and electric pink.

 PaperMate Pens: 
Retractable ballpoint pens feature Paper Mate's revolutionary InkJoy writing system, giving you the best in effortless writing. The InkJoy writing system starts quickly without dragging, requires minimal pressure from your hand, and delivers crisp, clean lines every time. Extended rubberized grip provides optimal comfort. Metal clip provides long-lasting durability and can be used to attach pen to pockets, notebooks and more. Transparent color-tinted body of the InkJoy 300 RT offers a refreshing look.
 PaperMate Correction Tape: 

Correction tape with grip applicator provides maximum comfort and ease-of-use. It is great for correcting single or multiple lines of text before copying or faxing. Super strong white tear-proof film resists breaking and applies dry for instant corrections. Line Coverage: 1 Tape Width: 1/5" Tape Length: 335" Case Colors: Green/White.
PaperMate Mechanical Pencils: 

Make the switch to easy-to-hold mechanical pencils called Mates. Mates mechanical pencils feature a triangular barrel design so they're comfortable to hold. The 1.3mm, No. 2 HB lead is designed for less breakage and never needs sharpening. With an accommodating grip, strong lead and large smudge-resistant eraser, these mechanical pencils are great for standardized tests. Mates are refillable.

I recevied complimentary product.

Cassandra's review-  All of the products worked, excellent and were easy to handle.  I really enjoyed the new style of pencils because they felt easier to hold and did not hurt my hand.  The color choices are bright and visually appealing.  It is nice to use the ultra fine tips of the sharpies as well.   I have not used correction tape in years, so it was fun to try again and this did a lot better covering up my marking with one stroke and not caking up.



Organizing with the help of shoplet and Deflect-o Review

 The Stackable Caddy Organizer (DEF29003) features three removable CLEAR containers to store all your supplies and when removed from the frame can stack independently.


Cassandra's review- A good size and they stack tight, which is a huge plus. My family was so happy to find things to fill it up.  The design is enjoyable to look at and it is easy to handle.  It is light enough to carry or move to another location.  Perfect for crafters or homeschool teachers, like me!
Deflect-o Caddy Organizer
Also

 The Rotating Carousel Organizer (DEF3901CR) allows easy access all the way around and is also one of the most popular storage organizers. It rotates 360 degrees and features clear removable canisters with snap tight lids
Deflect-o 9 Canister Carousel Organizer
Cassandra's Review-- If you are like me and must have everything organized, this is a great product to get, it makes things easier to see and with the rotating base I do not have to life and move it around.  I can even place my essential oils (smaller bottles) inside.  One of my children suggested we use it for a first aid kit in case of emergencies and fill it wil little flashlights, bandaids, batteries etc... I like when my family gets involved in a project!

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I recevied complimentary product.



3 months PREMIUM subscription to RoundTeam #roundteampromo Giveaway

Enter for a chance to be one of three winners to receive 3 months PREMIUM subscription to RoundTeam!

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About the prize

If your schedule is just too busy, consider using RoundTeam to help share quality Twitter content. You can retweet your favorite topics or current promotions. You can even see reports of what was retweeted for you. With RoundTeam you can set up automatic retweeting for multiple accounts. It lets you choose hashtags for topics that interest you so that you grow your Twitter following with a more targeted audience. You can indicate specific accounts you would like to retweet. You can even make lists on Twitter and have RoundTeam retweet posts from the accounts on that list. There are even filters that you can set up to avoid certain words, sensitive content, or profanity just to name a few. There are a dozen filters to choose from. This is one way to really ensure that your providing quality content for your followers. You can engage your followers automatically with the exact content you would retweet if you were doing it yourself manually. RoundTeam offer a free version for those that need to retweet less than 10 posts per hour. The free version lets you add three lists and five other items for retweeting. This is a very generous plan to use at no cost. There is also a Plus, Premium and Business subscription that you can choose depending on your needs.


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Giveaway dates: 7/22 at 1 am CST - 8/22 at 11:59 pm. CST Open to entrants in the United States, 18+. One set of entries per person. Prize: Three lucky winners will each receive 3 months of a PREMIUM subscription to RoundTeam. (Total value of all prizes is $89.91) Please read the rules and disclaimers below the entry form before entering.
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$100 worth of Slammers Superfood Snacks Giveaway

Enter for a chance to win $100 worth of Slammers Superfood Snacks! That is 3 cases to one winner!

Slammers SuperFood Snack Giveaway ends 8-22  

About the prize

We try very hard to provide balance for our kids between something yummy and something healthy. They just know they are hungry and we know that if we can provide the right nutrients they will do better at school, sports and play. It is up to us to provide something packed with nutrition and super foods. Along comes Slammers Super Food Snacks by Go Gourmet. They use ingredients from certified organic farms. Their yummy snacks have no added sugar and no artificial ingredients. Slammers are convenient, healthy treats that help kids get the nutrition they need no matter where they are or what they are doing. Check out their website to see all of the different flavors they have that are packed with protein and nutrients to help keep kids energized, fueled and focused. It is so easy to just throw a couple in their backpack or lunchbox for an on-the-go healthy snack.  

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Giveaway dates: 7/22 at 1 am CST - 8/22 at 11:59 pm. CST Open to entrants in the United States, 18+. One set of entries per person. Prize: One winner will receive three cases of Slammers Superfood Snacks. (approx. $100 rv) Please read the rules and disclaimers below the entry form before entering.
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Mind = Blown Amazing Facts About This World Giveaway

Mind = Blown Amazing Facts About This World Giveaway Ends 89
 

Welcome to the Back To School Mind = Blown Amazing Facts About This World Giveaway!

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Sponsor: YouTube Star Matt Santoro

1 Winners
7/22 – 8/9

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Amazing Facts

Mind = Blown Amazing Facts About This World

$15.00 rv

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This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States. Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 8/9/16. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contest are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com or contact the owner of the blog you are entering on!

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

QMT KROMATIX Colors of Awareness Giveaway

QMT KROMATIX Colors of Awareness Giveaway Hosted By: Holiday Contest and Sweeps
 The QMT KROMATIX Colors of Awareness Giveaway 3 - Winners Holiday Contest and Sweeps along with a amazing group of blogs is honored to work with QMT Windchimes to present their newest line of chimes named "KROMATIX". These Chimes come in beautiful vibrant colors along with beautiful chime tones. QMT Windchimes is teaming up with Holiday Contest and Sweeps to bring the awareness of Breast Cancer, Lupus and Cerebral Palsy in the "QMT/Kromatix Colors of Awareness Giveaway". Their Kromtix Wind Chimes come in colors that are known to show awareness in the support to find a cure in various diseases. This giveaway will highlight the awareness in their vibrant colors of Pop'N Purple, Funky Fuchsia and Funky Green.
For example the awareness color for Lupus is Purple (Pop' N Purple), Breast Cancer is Pink (Funky Fuchsia) and for Cerebral Palsy (Green) Funky Green. We all need to stand together in the fight to find a cure for all the diseases that effect the lives of each and every one of us. To learn more about Breast Cancer, Lupus and Cerebral Palsy, simply click on their names for more information. Three lucky readers will each receive a Kromatix Windchime in one of the below colors to not only show their support in finding a cure for one of these terrible diseases, but at the same time enjoy their beautiful and relaxing tones that each resonate. Kromatix 27" Funky Fuchsia Windchime Breast Cancer Kromatix 27" Pop'N Purple Wind Chime Lupus Kromatix 27" Groovy Green Windchime Cerebral Palsy These beautiful and vibrant windchimes from Kromatix will not only let you show your support for a cure of these diseases, they will give you countless hours of relaxation from their amazing sound. Make sure you visit the QMT Windchimes website for other colors available from their Kromatix brand and check out the vast selection of chimes they have to offer from Corinthian Bells, Aries, Aries Elite and much much more.....
Let the wind run wild this summer with KROMATIX. Their newest release, KROMATIX boasts four ultra-bright colors for vibrant, backyard fun. KROMATIX are hand tuned, providing the excellent sounds with long lasting vibes. These bold colors will brighten your spirit and will add style to your d├ęcor.This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.This giveaway is valid in the Continental United States only. Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter this giveaway. This giveaway will come to an end at 12:00 Am (EST) 8/15/2016. Holiday Contest and Sweeps received a copy of the Kromatix Windchime for review purposes, No other form of compensation was received.QMT Windchimes will be solely responsible for the awarding and shipping of the prizes directly to the winner.
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All Things Bright and Beautiful by Cecil Frances Alexander Review #AllThingsBrightAndBeautiful #FlyBy



About the book:

First published by Cecil Frances Alexander in 1848, this favorite hymn has become a mainstay of

churches and Sunday school classes everywhere. Here artist Katy Hudson brings new joy to the

words with her fresh and bright watercolor style. Readers can join in the fun as they follow two

little girls and their brother on a day filled with the discovery of “all things bright and beautiful.”



About the artist:

Katy Hudson was raised in Middlesbrough, England, and started her career as a small child

drawing on freshly painted walls. Her parents quickly encouraged drawing with pencil and

paper instead. The idea stuck, and after earning a degree in illustration, Katy is now a freelance

illustrator. Katy works at a desk in a studio within Old London Library and likes to tap dance in

her spare time.

Jacketed hardcover

Page count: 32

Reading age: 4-7

Category: juvenile fiction/Christian

Retail price: $15.99

Available on Amazon All Things Bright and Beautiful

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- After the first read of this book, I realized it was the song. So the second time around I sang it with the kids. The illustrations are very pretty and captured my family's attention. This book would make an excellent gift for younger kids.

#ooma has tips for making your kids safer @Ooma

Picture this: It's the end of July—smack in the middle of summer. Your kids are at home with a caretaker while you toil away at your 9 to 5. Then, disaster strikes. There's an emergency at home, and your kids have to call 911 for help. 
 Are your children calling from a cell phone or a landline? And does it make any difference? Surprisingly, the answer is yes. According to the latest data, if you don't have a landline in your home, it could be putting your children in grave danger.
 Here's a shocking fact: According to an investigation by the USA Today [http://usat.ly/28L5wzD ], the chances of 911 dispatchers being able to find you based on your cell phone's GPS can be as low as 10% in some parts of the country. With a significant share of cell phone-to-911 calls being placed from within residences—and 45% of Americans opting out of landline coverage at home—countless people are left vulnerable in emergencies. The question then becomes not why you should have a landline in the home, but why haven't you gotten one yet?
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In the spirit of keeping you and your family safe, I recently partnered with Ooma [http://www.ooma.com/] leading Internet home phone service with reliable E911 technology—to deliver three tips for keeping your home safe this summer in addition to owning a landline.


TIP #1: KEEP A FIRST AID KIT AT THE READY

Whether it's for a small scrape or something far worse, it's always a good idea to have a first aid kit handy. People who call 911 from their cell phone are often surprised at how long emergency workers take to arrive on scene. According to the recent Ooma.com 911 Emergency Response Study, more than one in five cell phone callers feel it takes too long—that's seven times higher than for people who call from a landline. If you're often in situations when only a cell phone is available, consider keeping a first aid kit nearby.

TIP #2: WRITE AN EMERGENCY CONTACT LIST

Make sure that no matter where you are, it's easy for the people around you to call your emergency contacts. Consider posting your own number, as well as first response numbers, on your fridge so your kids know how to reach you and your family, family members who live close by, or the authorities. Post the name and number of a trusted friend or neighbor, too. With Ooma's home phone system, up to three of these contacts can be notified by text message automatically when a 911 call is placed. In situations when every second counts, this reliable Internet-based technology could save tens of thousands of lives.

TIP #3: RECOGNIZE THE FIRST SIGNS OF DANGER

Educate your kids about the sights, smells, and sounds of danger. If they hear a smoke alarm or see an appliance overheating, advise your children to get outside as quickly as possible. Planning an exit strategy is key to getting a safe distance away from the house so you can alert a neighbor and have them call the fire department. Consider making a detailed fire plan with multiple escape routes and keeping a printed copy of your fire plan on visible walls around your house.

For many people, money is understandably a legitimate concern—but when it comes down to it, we really can't put a price on ensuring that the people we love are safe. Luckily, first aid kits are both lightweight and budget-friendly, while the price of a secure Ooma landline pays for itself in just three months and costs less than a Netflix subscription on a monthly basis.

Got any 911 emergency stories of your own? I wouldn't be surprised. In the past five years alone, over a quarter of Americans have called 911 with a cell phone, and in that group, there were many dissatisfied callers. If you've got a story you'd feel comfortable sharing, I'd love to hear about them! Be sure to share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Tandoor Chef Giveaway

Tandoor Chef Giveaway
  Hosted By: Holiday Contest and Sweeps
  Presents The: Tandoor Chef Review & Giveaway
  One Lucky Winner will win 10 Tandoor Chef Frozen Entree Vouchers Holiday Contest and Sweeps recently had the pleasure to review Tandoor Chef Frozen  
 Indian Foods and was delighted at having this opportunity. Tandoor Chef provides restaurant quality Indian meals from the freezer to your plate in minutes. When preparing most frozen meals, once you remove the plastic cover you loose any image of it being prepared in a fine restaurant. Tandoor Chef is giving away ten vouchers which are good for ten of their frozen meals to one lucky winner. Make sure to enter below. This is not the case with Tandoor Chef meals, once you remove the plastic cover you find it hard to believe that it was moments earlier in your freezer and microwave and not prepared by a fine chef in your kitchen I have never tried Indian Cuisine, but after trying a few different dishes, I enjoyed the authentic Indian spices and authentic sourced ingredients along with the full bodied flavors that are truly a culinary experience we all need to experience. Here are some other Delicious Tandoor Chef Meals Balanced Vegetarian Kofta Curry with Channa Masala & Spinach Basmati Pilaf Lamb Vindaloo with Turmeric-Infused Basmati Rice Chicken Tikka Masala with Cumin-Infused Basmati Rice This giveaway is in no way endorsed, associated or affiliated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site, This giveaway is valid in the Continental United States only and entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter.. This giveaway will end 12:00 AM (EST) 8/10/16. Holiday Contest and Sweeps received sample vouchers for review purposes only. Tandoor Chef will be solely responsible for the awarding of the prize vouchers directly to the winner.
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Brooklyn Beans Breakfast Blend Giveaway

Brooklyn Beans Breakfast Blend Giveaway    

Welcome to the Back To School Brooklyn Beans Breakfast Blend Giveaway!


Hosted by:

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Co Hosted by:

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Sponsor:  Brooklyn Beans

1 Winners
7/21 – 8/18

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Brooklyn Beans

Brooklyn Beans Breakfast Blend

Breakfast Blend

40 count
$30.18 rv

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This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States. Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 8/18/16. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contest are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com or contact the owner of the blog you are entering on!

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Stationery Studio $50 e-certificate Giveaway

The Stationery Studio $50 e-certificate Giveaway

Welcome to the Back To School The Stationery Studio $50 e-certificate Giveaway!


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Sponsor: The Stationery Studio

1 Winners
7/20 – 8/17

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The Stationery Studio

The Stationery Studio


$50 rv

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This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the Continental United States. Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 8/17/16. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contest are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com or contact the owner of the blog you are entering on!

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Cents To Me Coupon Inserts Giveaway

Cents To Me Coupon Inserts Giveaway  

Welcome to the Back To School Cents To Me Coupon Inserts Giveaway!

Back to school can cost a lot, Cents To Me helps me save money and can help you too!

Hosted by:

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Co Hosted by:

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Sponsor: Cents To Me

2 Winners
7/20 – 8/18

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Cents To Me

Coupon Inserts
coupon inserts

Variety of coupon inserts (not ones shown)

Will save you lots of money!

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This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the Continental United States. Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 8/18/16. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contest are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com or contact the owner of the blog you are entering on!

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

I Love You Just Because by Donna Keith Review and Giveaway



The third book in this adorable series, I Love You Just Because is the perfect way to show kids that their parents love them just because.

With sales of nearly 75,000 copies for the first two I Love You . . . books, this third edition uses sweet, playful art to depict family dynamics that are grounded in unconditional love.

Through adorable, cuddly art and fun rhyming text, I Love You Just Because will help little ones understand their parents' love for them and that it doesn't have to be earned. With playful artwork and the same friendly bear family you already know and love from Donna Keith's first two books—I Love You All the Same and I Love You Even When—the sweet story of this book will touch you and your family and will remind you that family members love each other...just because.

Parents will gravitate toward the felt need and fun messaging of this book as it seeks to help them explain to their little ones that they are truly loved just because.

Cassandra's Review- I like the subtle hidden message of interracial families and using bears as an example.  It is a cute cuddle book and I was able to read it outloud to my family.   The illustrations make it a cozy read and with about 20 minutes to spare in my day I was able to bring a good message and the additional bible learning on each page.   I think depending on the amount of time and place you can turn this into a bible school study and really prompt a good discussion. I would like to read the first two books as well.


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Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again.  Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

Words to Live By First Look blog tour @Worthypub, #WordsToLiveBy @LindaGilden

Words can make a difference in a conversation, in a day, and in a life. Fifty-two words are explored in five different devotions each week encouraging the reader to live more fully. This creative approach to daily devotions will renew both the mind and the spirit.

About the Author

Linda Gilden is an experienced writer, speaker, editor, writing coach, and Certified Personality Trainer. She is a prolific writer and the author of several books and over a thousand magazine articles. She speaks nationally many times throughout the year, is a frequent radio and television guest, and welcomes the opportunity to help others become better communicators. Linda lives in Woodruff, South Carolina.

Dalene V. Parker is an English and Creative Writing teacher who also loves to speak and write. Her work has appeared in Focus on the Family, Home Life, ENCOUNTER, WarCry, Journey and more. She is also the author of Christian Teachers in Public Schools by Beacon Hill Press. Dr. Parker recently earned her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with minors in Bible and Professional Writing. She lives in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Visit the author’s website: http://www.lindagilden.com

To purchase a copy of the book: AMAZON, BARNES & NOBLE, CHRISTIAN BOOK

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- The book includes 52 words that you can explore, by focusing on one a week.   It is geared to help you on a spiritual level.


Monday, July 18, 2016

3M Products Review and Shoplet

3m Mouse Pad w  Precise Mousing Surface w  Gel Wrist Rest

Mouse Pad with Gel Wrist Rest: http://www.shoplet.com/3m-Mouse-Pad-w-Precise-Mousing-Surface-w-Gel-Wrist-Rest/MMMMW85B/spdv

Your mouse is in sync with your every move. Precise mousing surface enhances the precision of optical mice at fast speeds enabling optimal performance. Battery-saving design extends battery life of wireless mice up to 50%. Like a satin pillow for your wrist. Stay in the zone with good form and comfort. Wrist Filling Material: Gel Mouse Pad/Wrist Rest Type: Mouse Pad Wrist Rest Colors: Gray/Black Theme: Solid Color.

Cassandra's Review-  I am currently using this mouse pad,  depending on the angle of my wrist is it still applying pressure to it and can be uncomfortable,  I think it is because of the thickness of the pad being too puffy and a little harder.   I also work for many hours and my wrist tends to feel raw and painful. The material used on the very top of the pad has some type of grooves in it that makes a sound when I scrape on it with my fingers as well as feels unpleasant when I touch it with my hand.  I understand that it might save battery but it it rather bothersome.   Overall this is not a satin experience for me and I will not use this often.  

Stay in the zone with good form and comfort with wrist rests containing 3M Gel Technology. Sleek profile uses minimal desk space and is easy to pick up and move around. Family of 3M Workspace Solutions enhance comfort and productivity helping you get and stay in the zone for optimal performance. Wrist Filling Material: Gel Mouse Pad/Wrist Rest Type: Keyboard Wrist Rest Colors: Black Theme: Solid Color.

Cassandra's review- Similar to the mouse pad this wrist pad is a certain level or hardness and height that does not feel especially comfortable and can get in the way of my typing as I need to be lower to the keyboard.  I would think the experience would be better in a real office chair or from a higher angle. It was a good length and did fit in front of my keyboard without a hassle. It also stayed in place during use.  



Room to work from tools designed to match your style. Maximize your desktop space with the sleek, elevated design of the 3M Adjustable Monitor Stand. Move it up. Move it down. Set it to the height that's right for you. Height adjustable in increments of 1 1/4". Stable support for monitors and laptops up to 20 lbs. Non-skid rubber feet keep stand securely in place. Recessed platform helps keep essential tools phone, pens, notes, etc. close by and easy to find. Stand Type: Monitor Width: 16" Depth: 12" Maximum Height: 5 1/2".

Cassandra's Review-  You have to have a steady hard surface to place this on, so your lap is not going to be safe.  The legs are easy to adjust and they fit ok.  I did not have any problems with it.

I recevied complimentary product.

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Going Up South Tour book and $50 and $25 Amazon GC Giveaway



To purchase your own copy of Going Up South, click here.
About the Book

No one told him he had a son.

Actor Dylan Conner is furious. Not only has he been left out of his child’s life, the baby boy has been given another man’s last name. Determined to be a better father than the sorry guy who’d left him and his mother, Dylan fights to ensure a significant place in his son’s life. Unfortunately, his bad-boy reputation overshadows his good intentions. Only one woman in this small town sees beyond his Hollywood image. And he’s falling for her. Too bad she’s the custody mediator.

After her scandalous divorce in the small town of Oxford, Mississippi, attorney Cassie Brooks has no intentions of practicing law again. The humiliating experience left a bitter taste for love, marriage, and her profession.

Now friends need Cassie’s help in a custody negotiation, and her role demands she remain objective. She never expected to be drawn to Dylan Conner—the actor who everyone warns is bad news. Not only is the mediation at stake, but so is her heart.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's review-  The book is filled with romance, but it is clean and builds up more so over time.  The author presented the characters with a great style so that they are easy to picture in your mind while reading. There is quite a bit of drama taking place as well.   

About the Author

Janet W. Ferguson grew up in Mississippi and received a degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Mississippi. She has served her church as a children’s minister and a youth volunteer. An avid reader, she worked as a librarian at a large public high school. Janet and her husband have two grown children, one really smart dog, and a few cats that allow them to share the space.
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To celebrate her tour, Janet is giving away some fantastic prizes including a $50 Amazon gift card!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

No-Drama Discipline Workbook Review



No-Drama Discipline Workbook: Exercises, Activities, and Practical Strategies to Calm The Chaos and Nurture Developing Minds

Based on their New York Times bestselling book No-Drama Discipline, internationally acclaimed neuropsychiatrist Daniel J. Siegel, MD, and brain-based parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson, PhD, have created a guide to manage and reduce drama in your interactions with your kids, and even decrease the amount of time you spend having to discipline.

The goal is simple: discipline less on autopilot by developing a set of principles and strategies based on your own family dynamics. These stories, reflections, and exercises will help you think more deeply about the way you communicate with your kids, and provide opportunities for peaceful and nurturing conflict resolution.

Some of the skills you'll learn:
- Develop clear and consistent strategies for responding to misbehavior.
- Move from tantrum to tranquility by connecting and calming.
- Apply the three "Brain C's" and understand how neuroscience impacts your disciplinary decisions.
- Practice tips to remain firm and consistent in your discipline, while communicating with warmth, love, respect, and compassion.
- Teach your child life lessons on how to relate to others, how to handle difficult situations, and how to control emotions and impulses.
- Engage with the interactive format, journaling to integrate ideas into your parenting approach.

I recevied a complimentary copy.


James Reese
Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. (Los Angeles, CA)
Neuropsychiatrist and co-author of The Whole-Brain Child Workbook
www.drdansiegel.com

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Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D. (Los Angeles, CA)
Parenting expert, psychotherapist and co-author of The Whole-Brain Child Workbook
tinabryson.com

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  I would recommend this book to parents and soon to be parents.  It is filled with great ways that can help. Even though no child is the same and some require a bit more or less discipline the workbook is more beneficial to the parent as they are the ones who in the end need to contain themselves and make the situation less traumatic.


The 3 Dimensions of Emotions by Sam Alibrando Review


The 3 Dimensions of Emotions

Finding the Balance of Power, Heart, and Mindfulness in All Your Relationships

Author: Sam Alibrando
ISBN-13:978-1-63265-053-5
Price:$15.99
You can purchase this book on Amazon.

 Just as there are three dimensions of the physical world (height, width and depth), there are three dimensions of the interpersonal world–power, love, and mindfulness. How well we learn to navigate them directly corresponds to how well we live our lives, how happy and fulfilled we feel.

Human reactivity is the source of most of our interpersonal problems and pain. The 3 Dimensions of Emotions introduces the concept of working the triangle, a unique practice that provides a compelling yet practical road map that can help you move from painful reactivity to productive pro activity in your relationships. And it works just as successfully for a CEO of a Fortune 500 company as it does for a parent struggling to communicate with a teenager.

The 3 Dimensions of Emotions is a new way to understand emotional intelligence and find your relational “sweet spot”―the dynamic intersection of power, love, and mindfulness. It will also help you to:
Manage difficult people in your life.
Improve your emotional intelligence as a partner, parent, and friend.
Improve your emotional intelligence as a leader at work.

About the Author:

Sam Alibrando, PhD, is an organizational consultant, psychotherapist, author, teacher, workshop facilitator, collaborative mediator, and executive coach. He has worked on the three-dimensional model for nearly 35 years and has taught it to thousands of people. Dr. Alibrando is president of APC, Inc., a psychological consulting firm. He is currently an assistant professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where he teaches executive coaching. He resides in Pasadena, California.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's review-  The book was personally, tough for me to get through because it is not super easy to understand but it was readable.  There is so much more included that can not just be read and left.  I will have to go back over each section several times in order to really benefit.  I do think that with the book I will benefit but again it will just take me a little longer.  

I can picture the topics droning on in a lecture or at school and just kind of getting a tired feeling of overwhelming, but you do not have to rush through the book and I would recommend that you do not.


Let's Color Together Coloring Book #letscolortogether

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Let’s Color Together brings a new level of engagement to the coloring book craze by featuring beautiful spreads specifically designed for two people to color and enjoy at once, and is the perfect opportunity to sit down, connect, and share some fun with your kids!


Margaret Peot is an artist, writer, and costume painter. Her books include Inkblot: Drip, Splat and Squish Your Way to Creativity, which was awarded the Eureka! silver Medal for non-fiction children’s books, Alternative Art Journals, and Make Your Mark. Visit her at http://www.margaretpeot.com/.


Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/margaretpeot/


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/margaret.peot


Twitter: @MargaretPeot

I recevied a complimentary copy.



BreadCrumbz Review

My Crumby World

 BreadCrumbz – a new children’s brand founded by mom of two girls, 
Shannon Addison. Through BreadCrumbz, which follows the lives and interests of four Crumbz characters, Shannon aims to teach girls between the ages of 6 and 12 years old about the value of self-acceptance.

 The four Crumbz characters – Samantha Sourdough, Rachel Rye, Whitney Wheat, and Penelope Pumpernickel – each have a unique personality and different interests. Despite their differences, however, the Crumbz all encourage girls to find out what it is they like to do and where their interests lie, and to stay true to themselves in all situations.

BreadCrumbz fans can follow each of the Crumbz characters through a series of Trail Tales posted to the company’s website. Each Trail Tail story focuses on one Crumbz character and her world, incorporating valuable messages like “Confidence is the best accessory” or “Sometimes friends are the best medicine”. New Trail Tales are posted to the BreadCrumbz site regularly, providing Crumbz fans with plenty of engaging and thoughtful content.

The BreadCrumbz website also includes a Parentz Corner, designed as a place for parents to share their own experiences and learn about raising children, and an online store which currently features a BreadCrumbz activity book, Pop Inz charm bracelet sets, and BreadCrumbz t-shirts. Additional BreadCrumbz product lines are planned.
I recevied complimentary product.

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Cassandra's review-  I would like to suggest that there be characters for boys as well because they would enjoy them.   The whole concept and design of this brand as well as the meaning behind it is awesome.  Each set of charms are affordable so they can all be collected at one time.  Any age group would like the bracelet and charms, but I think the whole package would be best for middle grade girls because that is when the start of needing to preserve self acceptance is the strongest.  This is going to be a great gift as well as a conversation starter and can help parents to break a barrier while helping out.