Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Nixall® Review



As Seen on Site

NIXALL® CLEANSER IS A TRULY EARTH FRIENDLY, ALL NATURAL TRULY GREEN CLEANSER

Unlike traditional cleansers that contain harsh chemicals, Nixall® contains hypochlorous acid, a naturally occurring molecule of the human body, making it a very powerful deodorizer and cleaner, but still totally safe to use around your family and pets.

Replacement for the everyday chemical cleansers
Perfect for kitchen countertops and bathrooms
Safe for use in the nursery or changing table *
Safe for hands, and ideal for traveling in airports, hotels, public bathrooms, store carts, and rest stops *

Deodorizes rooms, cars, lockers and trash cans
Can be used in humidifiers or air cleaning systems
Non-toxic to humans and pets
Contains No VOCs, petrochemicals, sulfates or bleach
Environmentally safe and responsible

* Nixall Cleanser is not to be used as an antimicrobial disinfectant or sanitizer to kill or mitigate bacteria, viruses or pests on any surface - Please use the Nixall Disinfectant/Sanitizer.

http://www.nixall.com/


Nixall First Aid Solution for cuts, wounds, abrasions and burns.
As seen on site:

Nixall® First Aid is simple and easy to use: Just spray it on!
Recognized by outdoorsmen and moms as the ‘must have product’ for skin management, Nixall® First Aid Solution is for all minor mishaps that happen at, or away from home. So carry Nixall® First Aid with you wherever you go!

Safe for minor wounds and irritations caused by:
Cuts and scratches
Insect bites/stings
Sunburns
Poisoned plant sap irritations
Blisters
Rashes & Scrapes and so much more
Because Nixall® First Aid works helps to oxygenate the skin, frequent and regular applications will also help accelerate the process, and return your skin back to its normal healthy state.

I received complimentary product.

Cassandra's review-  The cleanser does not have a strong or harmful scent.  It works fast without having to use the whole bottle.   The first aid spray is simple to use and did not leave a sticky or slime feeling on my skin.

LiveFresh Natural Blotting Paper Review #teamlivefresh



The LiveFresh Natural Oil Blotting Sheets are infused with one of nature's most powerful antioxidants, green tea, to soothe, protect and freshen your skin.

The product is also eco friendly and uses 100% natural abaca leaf fiber. The premium, super absorbing sheets instantly absorbs excess oil and removes shine from face leaving you with a clean and refreshing look and feel.

 The product is also safe to use with makeup on and won't cause smudging. The sheets are designed with a finely-woven linen which will not irritate the skin. The slim package design fits perfectly in your pocket, purse or desk drawer. Use them at work, in the gym, or anytime you're in need of a quick cleaning.

I received complimentary product.

You can purchase on Amazon.

Cassandra's Review-  The sheets are super thin and easy to use.  I did not have a problem with them ripping but I did not use it roughly either. You can see the results right away.

Crazy Foam Review


The playful essential in American homes throughout the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s is back and better than ever. Kids will love this 3-in-1 body wash, shampoo and conditioner that comes in unique cans adorned with pop culture superheroes, like Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. 
Crazy Foam logo
Crazy Foam combines cleaning and creativity in the tub by letting kids use their imagination to sculpt and shape bubblegum-scented light blue foam. Plus, it will be a gift to parents too since it makes bathtime so much easier and stress-free!

Crazy Foam is available online at Walgreens.com, drugstore.com and Beauty.com as well as at more than 1,500 Kroger retail locations and other specialty toy stores nationwide at a suggested retail price of $5.99 

I received complimentary product. 

Cassandra's Review- Easy to use and fun. It can be rinsed without leaving any buildup. The children really enjoy the characters.  Perfect for older kids, but if you have younger ones, I would suggest supervising them, so that you have some foam left and that it is not becoming a wall decoration. 

 

Celebrating Valentine's Day with frozen desserts from Unilever Ice Cream

From pink to red, and everything in between, Valentine’s Day brings these romantic shades to life. This year, take the pressure off roses and candy, and celebrate with frozen desserts from Unilever Ice Cream (Breyers, Good Humor, Klondike, MAGNUM Ice Cream and Popsicle) in dreamy hues perfect for the holiday:

 

  Breyers Gelato Indulgences Strawberry Truffle: With strawberry gelato, gourmet dark chocolate truffles and a rich fudge swirl, this trio of textures is the perfect way to spoon with a special someone.

  Breyers Natural Strawberry: Bursting with sun-ripened strawberries, this naturally-flavored ice cream is a great V-Day topper for any chocolate dessert ― or by itself!

   Good Humor Strawberry Shortcake Bar: With a strawberry core and cake-coated shell, this classic dessert brings out fun Valentine’s Day colors, from red to pink.

  Klondike Neapolitan: With strawberry, chocolate and vanilla, this chocolatey-coated Neapolitan Klondike Stickless Bar is the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert

   MAGNUM Mini Double Chocolate: This chocolate duo makes the perfect pair! With silky chocolate ice cream double dipped in a thick Belgian chocolate coating and a chocolatey sauce, MAGNUM Minis is the perfect small size indulgences!
 
  Popsicle Red Classics Sugar-Free: Refreshing flavors like Cherry, Raspberry and Strawberry, taste better on Valentine’s Day, especially when they’re sugar-free!

Connect with Unilever:

https://www.unileverusa.com/

https://www.facebook.com/unileverusa/?brand_redir=24496278123

https://twitter.com/unileverusa

I received complimentary product.


ciao! Portable Baby Highchair Review



 This portable, one piece, ciao! baby highchair was designed with busy families in mind. Mealtime can be one of the more strenuous tasks parents face while away from home, but ciao! baby offers a solution to help ease some of the stress.

Free standing chair
Requires no assembly
Light weight and flexible design
Easily unfolds, locks into place, and folds back up in seconds
Durable material with a clear vinyl tray cover that easily wipes clean
Built-in cup holder
Comfortable lap belt securely holds child
For children up to 35 pounds
Available for purchase via the website
Retail: $67.99

http://theportablehighchair.com/

The portable, one piece, ciao! baby highchair was designed with busy families in mind.  The lightweight chair is made of durable material and has a clear, easy-to-clean vinyl tray cover. A lap belt secures children up to 35 pounds, and a built-in cup holder allows your little one to easily access bottles and sippy cups.

The user-friendly design allows the ciao! baby folding chair to effortlessly unfold and lock into place. When you’re ready to pack up, you can quickly fold it back up and place it in the convenient carrying bag. The go-anywhere highchair requires no assembly and is free standing.

I received complimentary product.

Cassandra's review-  The chair is a basic fold out design, kind of like what you would use during a concert in the park.  I do not think this will work well in sand or very loose earth. The chair will allow 35 pounds so it is not intended for rough play or teens, only babies.  Very easy to clean and fold up.  It is not heavy and can fit in a car without taking up a lot of room.  I look forward to letting my little one sit on the porch and snacking this spring.





bloom+KIND CO.'s pure and natural bloom Baby Sensitive Wipes Review





Babies have extremely sensitive skin; between weather, products and even touch, their skins are prone to rashes, acne and eczema. With the human skin being the body's largest organ, it's imperative we care for it and understand how outside factors affect it.

The bloom+KIND CO.'s pure and natural bloom BABY Sensitive Wipes.

Made from 100 percent HydroPure water sourced from a 6,000-year-old Canadian glacier, bloom BABY Sensitive Wipes are plant-enriched, biodegradable and non-abrasive toward baby skin. The wipes are gentle and protect skin as they contain 98 percent natural ingredients and are free from harmful ingredients.

I received complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review- I like the feel of this wipe as it is not super soaked or messy.  It does not feel sticky or dry with any residue.  I did not have any problems with rash or sensitivities on my childs skin. 

Topaz Unisex 5061AMLBK Robust design Black Face dress watch Review #Topawatches



★ ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY: State-of-the-art quartz technology movement shows precise time.

★ AFFORDABLE PRICE: Designed as a luxury watch for an incredibly affordable price. Great for all boys, girls, men and women.

★ DESIGNERS sophistication masterpiece with small second subdial above 6 O'clock.

★ ROBUST DESIGN: Equipped with a stainless steel case makes it extremely durable.★ WATER RESISTANT to 99 feet.(30M). Withstands rain and splashes of water but not for showering or swimming.

UNISEX Luxury Fashion watch. Sports Watch engineered with a state-of-the-art quartz technology movement shows precise time and date. Equipped with stainless a Stainless Steel Case material that makes it extremely durable. Great watch for those that need an everyday multi use timepiece that will withstand the wear and tear.

Designed as a luxury watch for an incredibly affordable price for both boys and girls, men and women. Has an luxurious look and high-end design with small seconds subdial above 6 O'clock hour. Water resistant to 99 feet. Not designed for diving, swimming, showering, etc.. Comes with 2 years Warranty.


I received complimentary product.

You can purchase on Amazon.

Cassandra's review- The band fits great, not tight at all.  The look and design of the watch is very nice.  It keeps time without a lag and is easy to set.


Keyboard Wrist Rest Pad - Mouse Pad Included Review #CushionCare


About:

CushionCare Keyboard Wrist Pad comes with Mouse Pad LOVE YOUR HANDS AND WRIST!

Ever experienced painful and tingling sensation on your fingers when using your laptop or your PC?
Has your arm and hands become numb due to hours of typing and encoding?
Avoid wrist complications like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome now!
The CushionCare Keyboard Wrist Pad is finally here to offer the ergonomic support you need.

This Keyboard Wrist Pad Helps To:
1. KEEP YOUR WRISTS IN NEUTRAL POSITION - This keyboard wrist pad supports your palm during periods of inactivity, ensuring proper hand position while typing.
2. PROVIDE RELIEF FOR OFFICE WORKERS AND GAME LOVERS - Made from high-quality foam, it conforms to wrists for exceptional comfort. It does not lose its shape overtime and is very durable and lightweight.
3. AVOID INJURIES that can lead to repetitive stress disorder - It helps avoid joint and wrist problems (rheumatoid arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome).

Why Choose The CushionCare Keyboard Wrist Pad?
- Built To Last
- Made from High-Quality Foam
- Lightweight-yet-durable construction for years of use
- Non-skid backing holds pad firmly in place

I received complimentary product.

You can purchase on Amazon. 

Cassandra's review- The mousepad has a very firm cushion that pushes in the wrist, but does not hurt.  The key board pad is a great height and easy to use.  The pads are ready to use right out of the box and the material did not rub or cause a rash on my wrists. 

Soul Music Great CHARLES WRIGHT Drops Black History Month Bombshell, “UP FROM WHERE WE’VE COME” Review





Among the most profound new literary entries to be released this February in Black History Month is a bitter true to life time from culturally conscious Rhythm & Blues legend Charles Wright, the singer/songwriter/guitarist best known for singing and composing '70s Soul smash “Express Yourself” still heard daily on radio, in movies and dozens of television commercials. Available starting Feb 1, 'Up From Where We've Come' is the first in a series of autobiographies detailing the life behind the music of Charles Wright.

‘Up From Where We’ve Come’ touches on first hand accounts of racism and is an honest depiction of how the now world-renowned musician went from poverty to prosperity. Written in the raw dialects and rhythms of how Blacks and Whites communicated with each other in the era, it is a riveting insider’s glimpse into the realities of the times.
 Charles Wright
“I wanted to reveal just how thin the line between sharecropping and slavery really was. It’s important to me because I spent a significant part of my life under that regime. I started writing this book 40 years ago. It’s something – given the right circumstance – I wish I could have shared long ago...But now is the optimal time because discrimination never went away. Racism simply vaulted to a whole ’nother level. Honestly, in some cases, I’d take the way it used to be over what it is today. The process of systematic racial elimination is extremely ugly to me. I can see it so clearly. I need others to see it, too. So I’m expressing myself.”
– Charles Wright

Charles Wright is a world-renowned musician and songwriter best known as the leader of the ’60s-founded Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band and for recording the enduring 1971 classic “Express Yourself” (#3 R&B, #12 Pop – Billboard). The ensemble also recorded the classics “Loveland ” (sung by drummer James Gadson who became an ace session musician in Los Angeles), “Do Your Thing ” (featuring lead guitarist Al McKay who went on to become a star member of Earth Wind & Fire) and the racial equality anthem “Comment” (also recorded by jazz legend Les McCann, alternative rockers Wilco and others).

‘Up From Where We’ve Come’ is available starting February 1, just in time for Black History Month!

http://www.expressyourself.net

https://www.facebook.com/Charleswright103

https://twitter.com/Charles__Wright

https://www.youtube.com/user/charleswrightz1

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- The author paints a true story of so many trials in his life.  It is easy to become immersed in the chapters.  Proving that the life struggle is very real and yet it can have such a great outcome.


Szen Zone: Reaching a State of Positive Change, by Gary Szenderski Review

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The general overarching theme of the book is change and all of the aspects of it – creating, surviving, and managing change with the goal to recognize the power we have to create positive change in our lives and be what we want to be.

Topics covered include productivity, letting go of the past, embracing the potential of the future, and learning to take chances.

If you are a fan of short inspirational stories like those in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, then this is a book you would certainly enjoy. Wherever you may find yourself in life, you will discover an insight or example in this book to help you change course and take charge of your life.

Whereas ZEN is of the moment and what is, SZEN celebrates what could be.

Gary Szenderski
About the Author:

Gary Szenderski is an author, speaker, teacher and branding specialist, internationally acclaimed as an expert on the subject. He specializes in helping people and organizations to navigate change, and frequently speaks and writes on the topic of emerging brands, personal branding and companies in transition. Gary is an award-winning writer, author of the Book of Szen and Szen Zone, often quoted marketing expert, and recipient of the Distinguished Instructor Award from the University of California in Irvine where he teaches branding. He resides in Southern California.
Readers can connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review -  You only need a little bit of time out of each day to get easily inspired with this book. I like being able to wake up make a cup of tea and re read one or two of the short stories included.  I get a sense of peace and the wanting to start my day on a brighter side.  Perfect for anyone feeling down. 

Microfiber Cleaning Cloths for Polishing Stainless Review #pckt


About the Product

WANT THE SHINIEST, BEST LOOKING BEAUTIFUL KITCHEN? Picture your smiling reflection in every stainless steel appliance in your kitchen...every day! Experience the difference for yourself or give the gift of shine to the special woman or man in your life. Don't settle for a cheap terry towel or cotton rag to restore the showroom sparkle of your expensive stainless steel fridge.

SAFE ON ALL TYPES OF SURFACES AND WON'T DAMAGE ANY FINISHES! Why risk damaging your stainless steel with abrasive cleaners? You paid good money for it, now take care of it the right way! EASY INSTRUCTIONS: simply use water in a spray bottle or dampen a section of the oversized towel for powerful cleaning action, then polish and buff to a shine with the dry area of the cleaning cloth for a naturally enviro friendly green solution that is non-toxic and safe for children and pets. Tested to maintain the new look on all major stainless steel cookware including US Made All Clad, Cuisinart MultiClad, Zwilling J.A. Henckels, Tramontina, Calphalon, Kitchenaid and even less expensive budget tri-ply brands and copper clad cook ware. If your pots and pans are hanging from the ceiling or wall rail, this cloth is indispensable for maintaining their appearance. Compatible with all commercial stainless steel cleansers and silver polish as well as natural cleaning methods like vinegar and baking soda. Works with Weiman, Bar Keepers Friend, Cerama Bryte, Windex, Bon Ami and many other industrial strength cleaning supplies, glass cleaners, and detergents.

DURABLE AND MULTI-PURPOSE! The best premium grade oversize microfiber kitchen towels are also perfect for effortlessly polishing sinks and chrome bathroom fixtures. Absorb liquid spills. The cloth will reduce hard water spots in the shower. Zap grime in automobiles, trucks, boat, ATV, motorcycles, RV, aircraft and more! Residue and dust remover from delicate electronics, laptops, computer screens, LED panels, TVs, LCD monitors, wine glasses. Restore the brilliant luster of musical instruments, brass & marble statues, granite counters, ceramics, gym workout equipment, automotive trim, firearms, golfing & camping gear, knife blades.

SAVE TIME & MONEY KEEPING YOUR HOME CLEAN AND IN PRISTINE SHAPE! Eliminate harsh, harmful chemicals and stop using wasteful rolls of regular paper towels or chemical-filled wipes. Our polishing cloth leaves no scratches, lint, streaks, swirls, or spots on your household appliances, cabinets, counter tops, glass or mirrors! Each generously over-sized towel is 16 x 16 inches that are designed to keep your hands from touching the polished surfaces and for maximum absorbency. Completed with durable stitched safety edging to prevent scratching and fraying. Maid approved and endorsed for daily use by housekeepers, professional cleaners, custodians and janitors in schools, restaurants and hospitals.

You can purchase on Amazon.

I received complimentary product.


Cassandra's review- A soft, great size and very easy to use. It washes and dries without shrinking.

Grubmarket Giveaway

Grubmarket Giveaway Sponsored by GrubMarket

Hosted by Pea of Sweetness

GrubMarket Giveaway
About GrubMarket: GrubMarket is all about providing accessibility, by delivering the following key benefits to their stakeholders:
  • Unbeatable prices: While many food delivery services and premium grocers cater to high-income earners, GrubMarket is committed to making fresh and delicious food accessible to all people by keeping their prices consistently lower than all comparable grocers.
  • Convenience: Through their reliable operations, GrubMarket is committed to providing people in food deserts (ie. areas without farmers' markets and fresh grocery stores) with access to high-quality, freshly-harvested items that they would typically find at a farmers' market or Whole Foods store. Additionally, they offer free delivery across the U.S. for all orders above $59.
  • Food Discovery: GrubMarket provides a platform for their partnering small farms and vendors to sell their items directly to customers. Many of these food producers have challenges getting shelf space at grocery stores, and/or may not want to pay the upfront costs of hosting farmers' market tables. GrubMarket gives these food producers access to tens of thousands of customers through a robust online marketplace, regardless of the food producers' production scale.

GrubMarket firmly believes that you, your family, and your friends should always have the opportunity to eat well, and that price should never be a barrier between you and healthy, delicious, and freshly-harvested food. They are committed to providing you with the best grocery experience possible, by regularly offering you wholesome foods at wholesale prices. They work with a variety of farms and artisan producers to bring you high-quality foods and other items at prices that are up to 50% OFF what you'd typically find at Whole Foods and other grocers.
See what Emilee at Pea of Sweetness thought in her GrubMarket review.
Would you like to win a regular-size box from GrubMarket? This giveaway will run through 2/15/16 at 11pm Eastern Time and is open to US residents ages 18+. Winner is subject to eligibility verification and will have 48 hours to confirm before a new winner will be drawn. For any questions/concerns please email emilee.roberts (at) peaofsweetness (dot) com (consider adding this email to your “Safe List” as winning email notification will be sent from this email).
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. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Please refer to the full terms and conditions in the Giveaway Tools.
  Disclosure: Emilee at Pea of Sweetness received complimentary products to facilitate her review. No additional compensation was received. Participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.  

Keep your teens safe with 5 apps and devices to monitor teen drivers @insuranceQts


According to insuranceQuotes, below are 5 apps and devices to monitor teen driving

1. Star Driver. Allstate's Star Driver program encourages parents and teens to agree on limits about how fast, where and when teens should drive. The Drivewise app for iPhone and Android devices can alert parents by text messages when teens arrive at their destinations. The app collects data about driving speed, time of day, hard braking events and driving routes.

2. Teen Driver. General Motors has released technology that enables cars to give teen drivers visual and audible warnings when they exceed speeds preset by parents. If the warnings are ignored, they will surface in "vehicle report cards" that show how far and how fast the teens drove. To gain access, parents enter passwords on the GM MyLink telematics system. The first GM car to have this feature is the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu. Reports to parents list any vehicle safety features that were used while teens were driving, such as stability control and antilock brakes.

3. Snapshot. The Snapshot device isn't specifically marketed for teens, but Progressive says it can improve teen driving habits. Plugged into a diagnostic port, Snapshot beeps when the driver brakes too hard. Snapshot also monitors the time of day driving occurred and the number of miles driven. If your teen brakes hard too often, your car insurance rates may increase, depending on what state you live in and the terms of your Progressive agreement. For instance, in Nebraska there's a maximum 20 percent discount for safe driving habits and a maximum 10 percent increase for risky habits, such as braking too hard.

4. Sprint Drive First. Designed for Android smartphones with Sprint service, Drive First enables parents to establish rules for teens' behind-the-wheel behavior. A software download is required to activate the service on existing phones. Once the car begins moving, an app deactivates some features of the teen's smartphone to discourage its use while the teen is driving. People who call or send text messages will get an automatic reply that the driver isn't available.

5. OnBoard Teen Safe Driver. Free for AAA members, OnBoard Teen Safe Driver allows parents to create alerts to notify them when teens arrive or depart from locations such as school or work. Parents also receive alerts when the device is disconnected or when the agreed-upon speed limit has been exceeded.

If you are looking for a reputable site to use in order to find the best insurance quotes for free, check out  http://www.insurancequotes.com/
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Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Celebrate the 65th Anniversary of National Engineers Week with U.S. Cellular #BetterMoments

U.S. Cellular

Parent Child Agreement

To celebrate the 65th Anniversary of National Engineers Week, U.S. Cellular is working to help increase understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers by holding “Ask an Engineer” sessions at Boys and Girls Clubs throughout the country.


The goal of U.S. Cellular’s “Ask an Engineer” sessions are to bring engineering to life for kids and show them the different career paths that are available with a technical or engineering education.

U.S. Cellular wants to motivate youth to explore career opportunities in engineering and to encourage a more diverse engineering workforce in the future.

These sessions will give attendees a hands-on look at how U.S. Cellular’s network operates and provide youth with information on career opportunities in engineering.

U.S. Cellular is providing this opportunity so that children and teens can have a behind-the-scenes look at how a cellular network operates and understand how engineering and technology is present in everyday activities.

Without engineers and the technology they build, U.S. Cellular would not be able to provide its customers with national coverage and a high-quality network that works wherever they want to go.

For youth or parents interested in learning more information about career opportunities in engineering, we recommend visiting the official National Engineers Week website at DiscoverE.org.

Smartphone Dating Etiquette

Do you realize how impactful a  role your smartphone plays in today’s dating scene and how using your device can enhance your love life, especially around Valentine’s Day. 


The way we date has changed drastically over the years and with the newest technology, such as  
Samsung Galaxy S5, users can find “the one” right from the palm of their hand.

Smartphones truly play an impactful role in today’s dating scene as well as in maintaining and enhancing committed relationships too.

The Pew Research Center reports that 21 percent of cellphone owners in a committed relationship have felt closer to their spouse or partner because of exchanges they had online or via text message.

However, maintaining the connection can be difficult, so U.S. Cellular is offering smartphone users etiquette tips to enhance their love life this Valentine’s Day.


Cellphone etiquette tips for texting:

Proper cell phone etiquette is crucial in a successful relationship.

According to a U.S. Cellular survey, 44 percent of smartphone owners find it acceptable to text to ask someone out on a date, so take the leap and ask that special someone on a date.

In fact, the same survey shows 60 percent of smartphone owners prefer communicating via text message over phone calls.

Also, 89 percent of smartphone owners think it is acceptable to text someone during the workweek. If you enjoyed your time on a date, you should follow up with the person. A simple “hello” text message is a great way to start a conversation. Not sure what to say? Ask Siri on the iPhone 6s for the best pick up line.

Other important tips to remember when using your smartphone to enhance your love life are:


Plan ahead and be prepared. It’s so simple and convenient to plan date night right from the palm of your hand. Using your smartphone, take the time to work out the logistics beforehand. While using a smartphone to plan for a date, go ahead and utilize free apps like Open Table to make dinner reservations or check out movie times at a local theatre with apps like Fandango.
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Be present. According to a U.S. Cellular survey, 68 percent of users think it is rude to check a phone when dining with others. A useful feature to help avoid offending others is the Do Not Disturb button on the iPhone 6s. This button allows users to silence all incoming calls and texts. outside of a select group. When the date is over, simply toggle the Do Not Disturb button and catch up on all of the calls and texts missed while on the date. Additionally, users can download the Do Not Disturb app to stay present during important times.
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Be responsive. Relationships take a lot of effort. With 62 percent of smartphone users claiming to be somewhat or extremely annoyed by someone taking more than a day to respond to a voicemail, tension can begin to rise so be sure to respond in a timely manner.

#spon

Murchison-Hume Home Starter Kit Giveaway

Murchison-Hume Home Starter Kit giveaway

Welcome To The Murchison-Hume Home Starter Kit Giveaway! #MomsMeet #MurchisonHume

Hosted by: Michigan Saving and More
Thanks to all the promoting blogs!
This contest ends 2/29!
1 winner will win
Murchison-Hume Home Starter Kit giveaway
Murchison-Hume Home Starter Kit
$59.00 rv
See the review HERE.

Save 20% on any order at murchison-hume.com! Simply enter the code MomsMeet20 at checkout. (Valid through March 31, 2016)

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 any of the sponsors in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the Continental United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 2/29/16. 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 each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests 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.

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Secret to Letting Go by Katherine Fleet blog tour $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

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The Secret to Letting Go by Katherine Fleet

 Genre: YA Contemporary

 Published by Entangled Teen

 To be released February 1st, 2016

  Goodreads Book Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26877648-the-secret-to-letting-go

  Amazon Buy Link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1682810704

  Barnes & Noble Buy Link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-secret-to-letting-go-kathleen-fleet/1123170247

  iTunes Buy Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-secret-to-letting-go/id1073591332

Kobo Buy Link: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/the-secret-to-letting-go

Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Secret-Letting-Go-Katherine- Fleet/dp/1682810704

Amazon.ca: http://www.amazon.ca/Secret-Letting-Go-Katherine-Fleet/dp/1682810704

  Entangled Page: http://www.entangledpublishing.com/the-secret-to-letting-go/

  One summer can change everything… Haunted with guilt after his girlfriend’s death, Daniel Hudson has no interest in committing to anyone. At the end of the summer, he’ll be leaving Florida for a new start in college. If only he could avoid the mysterious new girl in town, who seems every bit as naive and eccentric as she looks. Trouble is, she’s hard to ignore, with her beautiful piercing eyes, pitiful-looking dog, and unsettling tendency of finding trouble.

 Clover Scott lived her whole life off the grid and arrives on the Gulf coast in search of her grandparents. She never expected to nearly drown, or get caught in a hurricane, or fall in love with the boy who rescues her. Now, she has a chance to rewrite her life’s story, to finally fit in somewhere, but Daniel wants answers about her past. When the police start asking questions about the disappearance of her parents, she must make a choice: go to jail or confess her secrets—even if they might destroy her chance at a happily-ever-after.  

  About the Author:
Katherine Fleet
  Originally from Newfoundland, Katherine Fleet gave up the cold winters of Eastern Canada for the year round warmth of the Caribbean. The slower pace of island life has given her time to pursue a long-time goal—becoming an author. 

When she’s not writing, she spends her time baking, chauffeuring her three amazing, talented kids around, and having sun-filled adventures with her husband and wonderful friends in CuraƧao. She is also a very thankful breast cancer survivor. In 2007, she joined RWA and has enjoyed the support and camaraderie of the YARWA and OIRWA writing communities.

She’s participated in NaNoWriMo since 2012 and is an active supporter of the associated Young Writers Program. She is represented by super-agent Carrie Pestritto of Prospect Agency. The Secret to Letting Go is her debut novel.

You can connect with her at www.KatherineFleet.com.

 Author Website: www.KatherineFleet.com

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Author Interview:


Can you tell us about your book, The Secret to Letting Go, in 35 words or less?


Hi, and thanks for having me! My debut is a contemporary YA about Clover, a girl who is alone, homeless and looking for a place to finally call home. Instead she finds Daniel, the boy who keeps trying to save her. Whew, that’s exactly 35 words!



What was your favorite scene to write?


This is tough to answer without giving away any of Clover’s secrets! I love gripping, emotional scenes. So I loved writing the scenes near the end of the book where Clover faces tough realizations about her past and helps herself and others come to terms with their guilt. Of course, I also loved writing the cute scenes between her and Daniel.



What was the hardest scene to edit out?


I was lucky that my editor let me keep in most scenes, even though I was slightly over the preferred word countJ I did have to edit out a scene between Clover and her grandfather. Her grandfather is a gruff, cantankerous man, who is not used to having a teenager in his life, so I loved every scene where Clover works past his stern exterior and sees the lonely man underneath.



Is this a standalone or part of a series?

This is a stand-alone book.



Do you have a favorite quote from the book?


This is a quote from Daniel, and it says so much about the struggles they are both going through:

His mouth curved into a sad smile. “Maybe you’re right. Maybe neither one of us is ready for this. You can’t take two broken halves and expect them to fit together into something whole. I don’t know much about love, but I’m pretty sure that’s not how it happens.”



Are you currently working on anything else?

Yes! I have several completed books. One is a romantic suspense featuring a young woman from Northern Canada (where I used to live) who gets drawn into a deadly treasure hunt with a morally corrupt young man on the Caribbean island of Curacao (which is where I currently live). Definitely inspired by “Romancing the Stone.”



What is the best book you’ve read recently?

I just finished Falling into Place by Amy Zhang and really liked it. I loved how she constantly switched POVs, but never lost me as a reader. I like books that are different, with unique voices and styles.



What is currently in your TBR pile?

Top of my list is Room by Emma Donoghue. I can’t watch the movie until I read the book, so I have to get to it soon. I’m also looking forward to reading debuts by two of my fellow Entangled authors: Brenda Drake’s Thief of Lies and Pintip Dunn’s Forget Tomorrow!

*Thank you for stopping by Cassandra M's Place Katherine.*


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 “So, I’ll see you tomorrow at noon?” She nodded so hard, her teeth probably rattled. “I’d like that.” It wasn’t like we were arranging a date, so why did her enthusiasm make me straighten up and puff out my chest? “We can meet at the beach next to the pier. My friends and I’ll be surfing. You bring the preserves, and I’ll bring the stove.” Uncertainty flickered across her face, and her mouth opened and closed like a fish out of water. I should have used her reluctance to back out, but instead I reassured her. “We won’t be hard to find. We’re just north of the pier, and this way we can meet on neutral territory.”

Her expression turned blank. “You know…in case I’m secretly a serial killer. There’s always safety in numbers.” Her lips twitched upward, and she laughed. The sound tinkled through the air like wind chimes on a breezy day. “I already know you’re not a bad person.” “Oh yeah?” She nodded. Her unwavering stare made me want to squirm in my shoes. “True evil can never be hidden. It’s always there, if you know where to look. When I look at you, I see only good things.” I snatched my gaze away from hers and tugged at the collar of my shirt. I wanted to know how she could talk with such authority on the subject. I wanted to know what evil she’d seen, but I wanted even more to escape the narrow store aisle. Warning bells pealed in my brain. She’s crazy. Don’t get involved.   Giveaway Info: $25 Amazon Gift Card (US / Canada) a Rafflecopter giveaway

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  His Personal Relationship Manager His Personal Relationship Manager by Jennifer Peel Kenadie Marshall suffered the most public of humiliations, being left at the altar. Instead of wallowing in her misery, she makes it her mission to help others find true and lasting love, all while swearing off relationships for good. Between the software application she developed and a team of relationship managers, her brainchild, Binary Search, has an uncanny knack for choosing the perfect match almost every time. Attractive and loveable Jason Hadley is taken with Kenadie Marshall from their first meeting. Determined to win her over, he does anything and everything he can think of, even if it means using her firm’s service and dating other women to stay close to her. Will Kenadie realize she’s met her match before it’s too late? Or will Jason’s ploy go too far? Find out in His Personal Relationship Manager, a romantic comedy with an epic battle of wills.
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Excerpt He paused for a moment. His intense gaze had me feeling undone. “Are you happy, Kenadie?” “That’s a complicated question.” “Well, you are a complicated woman.” “I don’t try to be.” “It was a compliment.” “How do you do that?” “What’s that?” “You always know what to say to make me feel better about myself.” “Well, that’s easy. You give me good material to work with.” “Jason … Today, I’m happy.” “You don’t know how happy I am to hear that,” he said smoothly.   Jennifer PeelAuthor Jennifer Peel Jennifer Peel is the mother of three amazing kiddos. Wife to her one and only for the past twenty-one years. Lover of late night talks, beach vacations, the mountains, pink bubble gum ice cream, tours of model homes, and southern living. She can frequently be found with her laptop on, fingers typing away, indulging in chocolate milk, and writing out the stories that are constantly swirling through her head.
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Monday, February 08, 2016

Pimpernel by Sheralyn Pratt Blog Tour Giveaway $25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash

  Pimpernel Pimpernel by Sheralyn Pratt They seek him here; they seek him there. For centuries, the elite of the world have sought the Pimpernel everywhere. Some want to kill him, others want to hire him, but Jack Cavanaugh knows that the love/hate relationship comes with the job title. At present, Jack is trying to dismantle an investment scheme centered in Las Vegas, but "trying" is the operative word.

It's been a month since he put the face of the scheme behind bars, yet the scam is still going strong. As Jack tries to uncover who has stepped in as the new head, what miniscule evidence there is all seems to point him back to Claire Ramsey, an introverted PhD student studying at UNLV. If ever there as an unlikely head of a investment scheme, Claire's it.

She has a genius IQ, but from all Jack has seen, Claire’s intelligence is as much a blessing as a curse when paired up with her acute OCD. Claire can barely make conversation with the cute guy down the hall, which makes it hard to believe she could be the charismatic salesperson who is getting international businessmen to invest $5—50 million a pop. So what is Jack missing? What is the real story behind Claire Ramsey? And once Jack learns it, will he be able to walk away? amazon get it  
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The high-pitched scream from the other side of her apartment door shattered Claire’s thoughts. “Daniel?” That shriek had been way too high to come out of a man. “Help!” Daniel’s voice cried out from the other side of the door. Claire unlocked the door and pushed it open, finding Daniel cowering on the couch in sailor-themed boxer briefs.

Classical music played from his bedroom, indicating Daniel had been sewing before he ended up on the couch. On the ground between them lay the lounge robe Daniel had made in his fashion design class along with his house slippers. They looked like they’d been flung at random. “Move!” he shrieked at her, stabbing his finger at the ground like a madman. “Take the high ground and leave the door open. Maybe it will go back to the gates of hell, where it belongs!”

 Claire followed the direction of his manic gesturing, freezing when her eyes locked on something the size of her fist with eight hairy legs. “Daniel? Please tell me that is a toy.” “That. Is. NOT. A. Toy!” The spider chose that moment to make its move—which happened to be sprinting her way. Claire shrieked as Daniel motioned for her to join him on the couch. “High ground!” Was he insane? She would have to leap over the tarantula to get to him. Why in the world would she do that when she could just run away and go to a hotel for the night? “Voldemort?” a man’s voice said from behind her a split second before Claire backed into a male body blocking her retreat.

Not only did Claire scream, but her body was suddenly possessed by an Olympic hurdler as she scampered across the living room and flung herself into Daniel’s arms on the couch. “You found her!” a flagpole of a man from the doorway said as Claire latched onto Daniel, hiding her face against his shoulder. If she didn’t see the spider, maybe it would cease to exist. “Found it?” Daniel scoffed. “That thing tried to duel me for my sandwich before I batted him off my kitchen table.” Claire shuttered, only vaguely realizing that the shoulder she was hiding her face in was bare. I’ve never hugged a guy who was only wearing underwear before, she thought a moment before Daniel pulled her keys out of her hand and flung them at the ground to join his slippers and robe. “Don’t chase it this way!” Daniel yelled at the other guy. “Come on, Voldemort,” the spider guy cooed. “Let’s get you back into your habitat—Don’t run!” Wait, it was running? Claire didn’t want to see that, yet something compelled her to turn and look anyway. People always said that horrible things seemed to happen in slow motion, but Claire could have sworn the giant arachnid was coming at her in fast-forward mode.

In a heartbeat, she had climbed up to ride piggyback on Daniel while he responded by flapping his hands in panic as if he could fan the thing away with a light breeze. Not only did the spider keep running, it was sprinting like an arachnid with a plan—heading straight for the couch. When Daniel backed away, Claire felt her back thump into the wall. Before he could move again, she pushed off his back to stand on the back of the couch, dropping her purse when it threatened her balance.

 On the way down, it ended up in Daniel’s hands and he wasted no time finding items inside and tossing them at the spider while its owner moved in to act like a human shield. “No!” the tall guy cried as he tried to corral the beast. “Don’t throw things at her. You might hurt her.” Just then, Claire’s favorite lip gloss bounced off the hairy spider, stunning it. That lip gloss was dead to her—not just the tube, the actual brand. She’d never be able to look at it the same again.
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Some describe Sheralyn as a girl who's been around the block and worked at every shop. This isn't far from the truth. Writing is what she loves most, however. There's a magical power in stepping into new perspectives time and again, and seeing the world through different eyes. Few things increase empathy more than walking in another's shoes for 100,000 words or so. At least that seems to be the trend so far.

Some random things to know about Sheralyn: * She's a wanderer (geographically) * She can write a novel, but doesn't have the attention span for one page in a journal * She vehemently disagrees with Stephen King's stance that authors should not watch TV * She is pretty much incapable of sleeping before midnight
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Sunday, February 07, 2016

Incarnational Wonder By Danny Kinane Blog Tour

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Title: Incarnational Wonder
Author: Danny Kinane
Genre: Religion / Spirituality
 Incarnational Wonder, even though written in old age and through a bout of severe sickness, has been very revealing on a personal level. Its writing has brought me to a clarity, more than a conviction of mind, something deeper, of what it means to be a human being, at the heart of which is spirituality. Its main focus is to, initially, isolate spiritually and see it what it really is: the bedrock not only of personal reality, humanity, but indeed of all reality.

This foundation is found not so much in sacred documents such as the Bible or the Quran or in church's dogmatic teachings but in the human spirit itself in its everyday dialogue through experience. Experience is at the heart of the book, an in-built director of where our lives are going – and why and how. Academic disciplines such as theology and biblical studies take a secondary role. Today’s spirituality is saying to us we must find meaning within ourselves, our own spirits, if we are to thrive in, and indeed survive, modern life.


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I came to Australia as a migrant from Ireland in 1973 to teach high school; as it turned out in both Victoria and Queensland. After five rather demanding years I decided to return to a previous interest and concern and eventually became a priest in the Catholic Church in North Queensland. This became an interesting and varied experience over the next twenty years, especially as a priest in the North-west of the state, so different from the urban areas of the east coast in its spiritual needs.

 But the main message over those twenty years emerged clear and powerfully: religion was dying because its spiritual base was so inadequate. I eventually retired from the church to spend my twilight years living a more contemplative lifestyle in the southern Queensland bush. I also began to write. “Incarnational Wonder” is my four

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