Sunday, August 31, 2014

$50 Starbucks Gift Card Giveaway


Warm up this fall with a delicious drink from your local Starbucks compliments of eMeals. This September Wife.Mother.Teacher. is giving away a $50 Starbucks Gift Card to one lucky winner. 

This giveaway is open to all US residents, aged 18+. The giveaway will run for the entire month of September with tons of great ways to win - so take advantage of the daily entry options. :)

Good luck!

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USB 2.0 Slick Hub Review + Giveaway



- This Hub Provides A Solution To Have All Your USB Devices Connected At All Times By Providing 4 Additional Ports
- Hub Has Non Slip Padding
- Comes With Velcro Strips To Stabilize Hub When Multiple Cables Are Connected (Optional To Install)
- Style Completely Matches Your Mac Computer Or If You Have A PC Still Serves As A Centerpiece On Your Desk




Features
- 8 2/3 Inches Long Cable To Support Desktop Ports
- Mountable Dual Lock sticker For Solid Stand (Optional To Install)
- Slick, Stylish Design Works Seamlessly With Mac Pro, IMac, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, Surface, Windows - 98, - Millenium, - XP, - VISTA, - 7, - 8, Linux Operating Systems


 - Provides 4 Additional Unpowered USB 2.0 Ports With Support To Maximum 480 Mbps Transfer Speed
- Easy To Use, Plug-N-Play
- Equipped With Surge Protector To Keep Your Devices Safe
- High Quality Cable Ensures Fast Data Transfer And Long Lifetime
 - This Product Comes With Dual Lock Mounting Strips To Ensure Solid Stand On Your Desk
- Length Of Cord Has Been Doubled To 8 2/3 Inches

Cassandra's Review-  The product has what my kids call a major cool factor.  I enjoy learning about new techie gadgets and can not believe how advanced we are from the good old fashion web TV I used to have growing up.  Can you imagine connecting all 4 devices to one HUB allowing for faster data transfer. I think my older children enjoy this the most.  Some people get turned off by a product when they see it was made in china, but this is of great quality and did not damage or short my devices and works really well.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Adfilic Bluetooth Stereo Portable Wireless Speaker Review + Giveaway





Perfect Portable Bluetooth Speaker compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, iPad 2/3/4/Air, iPad Mini, Samsung Galaxy S/2/3/4/5, Blackberry, Nexus, Tablets, Laptops, PC Computers, MP3 Players, and any Bluetooth Enabled Device

Crystal clear sound with Bass booster and Subwoofer effect with built-in speakerphone and microphone for receiving calls
No brainer to use, no wires that could get tangled, no need to build speakers on walls!
Rechargeable battery which can last for 6-8 hours of playing audio perfect for picnics, backyard barbecues and parties
Includes Adfilic Bluetooth Speaker, USB charging cable and 3.5mm Audio cable

 Easy to Pack

The wireless bluetooth speaker is very easy to pack with its compact size and lightweight design.

For travelers, the perfect size of the speaker is an advantage no one should take a pass on!

Take Calls

No need to disconnect when someone's calling on the phone while it is connected to the speaker.

Take calls even when your phone is connected with the wireless speaker due to its built-in microphone.

Compatible with A Wide Range of Bluetooth Devices

The ultra portable speaker allows wireless music streaming and compatible with a wide range of devices with bluetooth capabilities such as smartphones, mp3 players and laptops.

Crisp Sound, Deep Bass
The subwoofer sound effect in combination with the bass booster delivers crystal clear sound.
 Rechargeable, Take Anywhere

Music can be streamed through the Adfilic Bluetooth Speakers anytime, anywhere with 6 to 8 hours of battery power - perfect for camping trips, beach parties or sound tripping in the car!

All in the Box

A USB cable is included so you can charge the portable speaker and continue enjoying your music.

Want a line connection and louder volume? There's a 3.5mm audio jack and a cable included with the package to help you do just that!

Cassandra's Review-  I adore this color. The product is really cool and super easy to learn how to use.  I am vastly becoming a huge fan of the Adfilic company.  This is like a mini boom for your listening pleasure.  This is one product I would love to keep for myself, but  as you know the kids have already claimed it.  You can tell this product is a good high quality one and very durable.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Treasury of Bible Stories More in Magnificent Tales Series Review and giveaway

Featuring lyrical stories that will make you laugh, this colorful collection is perfect for reading out loud. Magnificent Tales are rhyming Bible stories with clever art and clear lessons the whole family will enjoy. The stories and illustrations are so engaging that you won’t grow tired of reading a Magnificent Tale night after night! From “The Salty Tale of Noah’s Ark” to “The Lasting Story of the Last Supper,” the rhyming tales in this book remind us that God loves His people—in the Bible and today! 





Kelly Pulley
Kelly Pulley has illustrated dozens of books in The Beginner’s Bible series and has authored and illustrated several other children’s books, including Ten Unusual Features of Lulu McDunn and The Cycling Wangdoos. He enjoys spending time with his four grown children and his beautiful wife, Vickie, in the Nashville area.


Cassandra's Review-  I love finding books that can fill my home with warmth and love.  When I find a book that can be read at bedtime its an even bigger plus.  My younger children love to hear the rhythmical rhymes and I caught one of them trying to sing them.  It is just too cute.  The illustrations really make this book special as it can transform your children's whole experience.  

Now you can win a copy- Giveaway for US and Canada Only and ends 9/15/2014




"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”



The Greatest Comeback How Richard Nixon Rose from Defeat to Create the New Majority Review



Patrick J. Buchanan, bestselling author and senior advisor to Richard Nixon, tells the definitive story of Nixon's resurrection from the political graveyard and his rise to the presidency.

After suffering stinging defeats in the 1960 presidential election against John F. Kennedy, and in the 1962 California gubernatorial election, Nixon's career was declared dead by Washington press and politicians alike. Yet on January 20, 1969, just six years after he had said his political life was over, Nixon would stand taking the oath of office as 37th President of the United States. How did Richard Nixon resurrect a ruined career and reunite a shattered and fractured Republican Party to capture the White House?

In The Greatest Comeback, Patrick J. Buchanan--who, beginning in January 1966, served as one of two staff members to Nixon, and would become a senior advisor in the White House after 1968--gives a firsthand account of those crucial years in which Nixon reversed his political fortunes during a decade marked by civil rights protests, social revolution, The Vietnam War, the assassinations of JFK, RFK, and Martin Luther King, urban riots, campus anarchy, and the rise of the New Left. Using over 1,000 of his own personal memos to Nixon, with Nixon’s scribbled replies back, Buchanan gives readers an insider’s view as Nixon gathers the warring factions of the Republican party--from the conservative base of Barry Goldwater to the liberal wing of Nelson Rockefeller and George Romney, to the New Right legions of an ascendant Ronald Reagan--into the victorious coalition that won him the White House. How Richard Nixon united the party behind him may offer insights into how the Republican Party today can bring together its warring factions.

The Greatest Comeback is an intimate portrayal of the 37th President and a fascinating fly on-the-wall account of one of the most remarkable American political stories of the 20th century.

Author:

PATRICK J. BUCHANAN was a senior adviser to three American presidents; ran twice for the Republican presidential nomination, in 1992 and 1996; and was the Reform Party candidate in 2000. The author of nine other books, including the bestsellers Right from the Beginning; A Republic, Not an Empire; The Death of the West; State of Emergency; and Day of Reckoning, Buchanan is a syndicated columnist and founding member of three of America’s foremost public affairs shows: NBC’s The McLaughlin Group and CNN’s The Capital Gang and Crossfire. He is now a senior political analyst for MSNBC.

I have received a complimentary copy of this book from Blogging for Books.


Cassandra's Review-  This book is a very thick one with over 380 pages, it can be a bit much to read in one sitting.  I had a hard time staying involved in the mix of fact and fiction and my mind strayed a few more times then I would like to admit.  The book is recommend for people with a passion for history and Richard Nixon, it is a fully jammed pack biography.  

How to Pick Up a Stripper and Other Acts of Kindness Serving People Just as They Are Review

The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book or advanced reading copy through BookLook Bloggers




The starting and ending points for all outreach have to be love. The most effective way to reach people for Jesus is through servant evangelism—showing God’s love in practical ways. This type of outreach is what Jesus modeled, is culturally relevant, and values people. The goal should be to invite people to take the next step from where they are.

Friendship Community Church, led by Pastor Todd Stevens, has experienced tremendous growth through acts of kindness. The church’s most radical servant evangelism project is Nashville Strip Church, founded by Erin Stevens. Erin’s life changed when God told her to "go feed the strippers." With home-cooked meals and gift bags, Erin shows dancers that God loves them. How to Pick Up a Stripper and Other Acts of Kindness includes the story of a dancer who has come to know Christ, left the strip club industry through Erin’s ministry, and is now serving with Erin to reach other strippers.

From feeding the homeless, to Easter egg hunts for special needs children, to ministering in a strip club, How to Pick Up a Stripper and Other Acts of Kindness provides exciting ideas for showing God’s love in practical ways.

Features include:

Stories from servant evangelism events, including Strip Church
Ideas for showing God’s love in practical ways
Inspiration to step out of your comfort zone to serve people


Cassandras' Review- A book with many twists of spiritual emotion and stories woven in. The chapters will create a bond with the authors and antics they endure.  I felt torn between putting the book down and reflecting or just reading straight through to the end.  Needless to say the book was done faster then most and I look forward to reading more from these authors in the future. 


The Blessings Of Friendship: A Friendship Treasury Review

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No area of her life has provided more artistic inspiration for Mary Engelbreit than her deep and abiding friendships. Over the years, Mary has shown an uncanny ability to capture the many facets of friendship - excitement, trust, compassion, forgiveness, and sheer joy among them. Now, in the tradition of her best-selling treasuries, Mary Engelbreit presents her fans with a true gift of her friendship: The Blessings of Friendship: A Friendship Treasury. Like the previous titles in this series, this book collects an amazing array of classic Mary Engelbreit images, along with new original works. The content is drawn from a wealth of classic and contemporary literature, songs, poems, personal letters, and more. Authors include Maeve Binchy, Annie Dillard, Anna Quindlen, Mark Twain, Cole Porter, and Rodgers and Hammerstein, to name only a few. All of this is wrapped up in a package that is nothing short of breathtaking - with a cloth cover, gilded edges, quality paper, and a ribbon marker, no detail has been overlooked. This book is an exquisite gift for a cherished friend and a natural addition to any fan's library. Like a true friendship, this book will be a source of joy that will last a lifetime.
Mary Engelbreit
Mary Engelbreit grew up studying the illustrations in the vintage storybooks of her mother’s childhood, and she developed a unique style that harkens back to those simpler times. Mary’s distinctive images have made her a celebrity to millions, who eagerly snap up gift items, calendars, books, fabrics, and more.

Mary’s New York Times bestselling The Night Before Christmas is part of the holiday tradition for families across the country. Other beloved additions to a child’s first bookshelf are her New York Times bestselling Mary Engelbreit's Mother Goose and Mary Engelbreit's Nursery Tales, which are perfect companions to this volume.

 The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book or advanced reading copy through BookLook Bloggers.


Cassandra's Review-  The book is a collection of other peoples writings. and I did not recall seeing any works by the author.  I would say she is a good collector of  stories and the book is inspirational and beautifully illustrated.  I would have liked to read some new stories etc. but the classics are good too.   

Mom’s Night Out Review and Giveaway ends 9/14/2014

Mom’s Night Out was in theaters around Mother’s Day and is releasing on Blu Ray and DVD September 2nd.



All Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and conversation . . . a long-needed moms' night out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation and food not served in a paper bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for three hours... what could go wrong? This film is an endearing true-to-life family comedy that celebrates the beautiful mess called parenting.

Release date: May 9, 2014 (USA)
Directors: Andrew Erwin, Jon Erwin
Producers: Andrew Erwin, Russell Wolfe, Jon Erwin, Michael Scott,David A. R. White, Kevin Downes, Elizabeth Hatcher-Travis
Screenplay: Andrea Gyertson Nasfell, Jon Erwin
Music composed by: Marc Fantini, Steffan Fantini




Cassandra's Review- Oddly the first thing I noticed was Patricia Heaton's accent, it was so unusual to hear after years of Everybody Loves Raymond and made it a little hard for me to connect with ther character.   It just seems like that cast was not right for this movie.  The movies plots and concept are great. You will get a few good laughs and maybe some tears.  There is a message involved but I will let you watch it to find out.  This DVD is going to my moms house next where I am sure it will be loved and watched many times over.




"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga Workout DVD with Julie Schoen Review


"A beautiful at-home yoga practice for all expecting mothers..."

Julie Schoen, certified pre-natal yoga instructor, author, and founder of Yoginiology.com and Mommy Does Yoga, leads mommas-to-be on a beautiful 60-minute yoga session, keeping women active, comfortable, and relaxed during all stages of pregnancy.

An active vinyasa flow weaves modified yoga poses together to create a workout that feels good while still being effective at keeping and creating muscle tone. Bookended by a soothing meditation and relaxing restorative poses, Mommy Does Yoga's Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga Workout is the best thing expecting women can do for themselves and their babies.



Cassandra's Review- This product is a blessing to try. You can become so at peace and centered no matter what skill level you are.  Its almost like taking a me time and the results are powerful or both your mind and body.   I was very pleased with this instructor and her knowledge

. I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Ageless Derma Natural Camoufleur Concealer With Vitamin A, E and apple Extracts Review




Ageless Derma Natural Camoufleur Concealer with Vitamin A, E and apple Extracts.

Ageless Derma line of mineral makeup includes the dynamic Camoufleur Concealer that is ideal for covering up imperfections of the skin such as scars or brown spots or port wine stains that distract from the skin’s beauty. This versatile mineral make up concealer provides a natural look that is long lasting and will also cover those dark circles beneath the eyes, so it is an anti aging makeup that will conceal those visible signs of aging.

PARABEN FREE- 100 % Pure Minerals- Great For Sensitive Skin- Broad Spectrum Sun Protection. Never tested on Animals.  Potent Antioxidants to prevent wrinkles. Made in USA.

Ageless Derma Mineral Makeup was featured at Emmy Award show in LA, See images of  Celebrity  from General Hospital,  The Young and the Restless and The bold and Beautiful  with Ageless Derma products at our facebook page

 Ingredients: Apple Extract & Horseradish & Phospholipids & Retinyl Palmitate & Tocopheryl Acetate & Butylene Glycol,




 Cassandra's Review- When I get the package from Ageless Derma in the mail, I get so excited I am like a little kid.  This is a product that my teen girls do not want to share at all.  Yet we do.  I high a lot of respect for this company and its products. They are made of high quality and do not harm you in any way.  The product goes on light and is easy to take off as well. The product is great for sensitive skin and does not cause breakouts, at least for my family.   I would adore spending more time with the companies other products as well.


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

The BETTER Electrical Outlet Cover Review + Giveaway




The COVERPLUG™ is a durable, molded, and paintable plastic panel that plugs right into an electrical socket to cover the entire outlet. These innovative outlet covers are held securely in place by posts on the back that align with the ground openings and require no tools for installation or removal. They are made in the USA and use a specially designed plastic that is easily paintable to match your wall color.
The COVERPLUG™ serves two main functions:
Creates a physical and visual barrier between your family and electrical outlets.
Covers unsightly outlets and makes them virtually disappear!

 The COVERPLUG™ is quicker and easier to install or remove by an adult than other products. At the same time it offers a higher degree of protection and is more aesthetically pleasing than those cheap clear plastic caps.


Cassandras' Review- An excellent product that I know keeps my little ones safer.  You can actually seriously paint these to match your wall so the kid will not even give it a thought.  My house was built in the 1800's and it was a pure mess, I had to update the electrical (even though I rent) and some of the old plates were shattered and it bad shape and some can or should not be used yet. So this product a was a huge help. I highly recommend it!
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Bathtub pillow Review + Giveaway


BATH PILLOW BUILT: Medically proven heart shape & curved groove for added support to head, neck & back. Orthopedic grade, organic PU foam, 100% waterproof. Odor free, hot & cold resistance. Suction cups in back to provide extra grip on any tub. 11 x 8 x 3 (inches).
NO MORE COMPLAINTS OF OTHER BATH PILLOWS: Suction cups firmly adhere even after longer use. Does not flatten. Completely waterproof. Easy to wash.
BENEFITS: Mitigates risks of common bathtub injuries. Relieves neck & back pain. Provides added comfort. Takes care of keeping your back in correct position so you can enjoy long cold bath in summer or hot bath in winter without worrying about soar back.
FITS IN ALL TUBS: For any bath tub, hot tub & spa tub.
BETTER THAN COMPETITORS: This bath pillow offers unique benefit such as heart shape & firm support. Organic PU foam. Orthopedic grade. Well-known brand with better quality control. Personalized customer support. MORE IMPORTANTLY, THIS BATH PILLOW KEEPS YOUR BACK IN CORRECT POSITION SO THAT YOU CAN ENJOY BATHS WITHOUT ANY WORRY!!


 - Perfectly Sized.
- Appeases risks related to long baths.
- Chemical & Odor Resistance.
- Very Well Built.
- Perfect Gift for any Occasion.
- Easy to Clean.
Foam Filled Cushion Support



 This pillow is made from very high quality organic PU foam, which introduces a whole new level of relaxation to home spa or bathtub experience. Curved heart shape perfectly cradles head & neck.
Medically proven heart shape

- Large & Effective Suction Cups.
- Ready to Use.
- Works on Curved Tub.
- Very Thick Neck Support.

Cassandra's Review-  You can also use this pillow on the couch or anywhere you need a neck pillow, It is different then a travel pillow as it has the suction cups and not a horseshoe design. It was also perfect for me to put my ankle and foot up.  The product is at a level of comfort and necessity that is sure to please.  I would love to review more for this company!


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Highly Antiseptic 100% Pure Organic Tea Tree Oil Review + Giveaway



EFFECTIVE NATURAL ANTISEPTIC: High Terpinen-4-OL (47.8%) makes this tea tree oil highly antiseptic; low 1.8-CINEOLE (2.75) prevents irritation. This unique proposition makes this oil the most sought after Australian tea tree oil.
A NATURAL PROVEN REMEDY FOR: Acne, Fungus, Yeast Infections, Lice, Dandruff, Scalp, Back Pain, Sunburns & More. Works great on pets.
MIXES WELL WITH: Shampoo, Soap, Carrier Oil, Massage Oil, Aromatherapy Oil & Water.
SAFE & EASY TO USE BOTTLE WITH BUILT-IN DROPPER: Specifically designed bottle mouth dropper; so no worry of losing and breaking. Safety seal to avoid leakage or accidental opening. Added case to avoid breaking during handling & carrying. Fits well in medicine box, shower caddy or carry bag.


Ingredients
α-pinene -2.32%, Sabinene - 0.47%, Limonene-1.01%, p-cymene-2.21%, 1,8-cineole -2.57%, Terpinen-4-ol-47.59%, α-terpineol-2.43%, aromadenrene-0.82%, cadinene-0.84%, globulol-0.36%, Viridiflorol-0.41%

Directions
Use essential tea tree oil with any carrier oil such as almond oil, coconut oil, olive oil or any general purpose carrier oil.


Cassandra's Review-  The product smells amazing and works with the highest quality ingredients. I was extremely pleased and will continue to not only use this product but buy some for gifts as well. There are countless uses for it and you will get fast results in just a few treatments.  Even the older kids can use it and one of my favorite uses is for pain in my feet.




I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

LeafSource Review + Giveaway


LeafSource is a 100% organic mineral composite derived from highly-decomposed organic materials that have fossilized over millions of years. This ancient tropical vegetation contains large amounts of organic acids (humic and fulvic acids), proteins, macro & micronutrients, organic carbon compounds, plant hormones and enzymes.

LeafSource originated during the time of the dinosaurs, in one of the worlds richest freshwater mineral deposits. Through a series of geological events, this rich organic material was exposed and slowly aged.

Thus, LeafSource is composed of highly biodegraded and compressed remains of ancient plant and animal materials.



 Nature's Health Enhancer
Increases Daily Energy
LeafSource effectively converts normal dietary elements into available components that are vital for increased daily energy and stamina.

Supports Joint Health
LeafSource contains natural elements that have proven to support joint health, reducing joint aches and discomforts caused by illness and normal athletic activity.

Improves Skin, Hair and Nails
LeafSource aids in the conversion of B-complexes and other nutrients that are vital to healthy skin, hair and nails.

Stronger Immune System
LeafSource aids in the development of a stronger immune system. University research studies have proven that LeafSource is excellent in building a healthy blood system, which is vital to overall good health

LeafSource mineral products are derived from a 100% natural, organic, prehistoric sea-bed deposit dated at about 120 million years old. Agricultural civilizations have long relied on sea beds as vital sources of fertilizer that enrich soils and provide the nutrients in our foods.

We now know that this intricate matrix of naturally occurring organic acids and alkalizing minerals can have a direct beneficial effect on the body ultimately helping the body run more efficiently.

Athletes United, the World Leader in Sports Fitness, endorses LeafSource as one of the most beneficial nutrients for all athletes due to its anti inflammatory, immune modulating and energy enhancing benefits.

Athletes United brings together the top experts in Strength & Conditioning, Coaching, Sports Nutrition, Sports Psychology and Sports Medicine.

LeafSource is a 100% organic sea bed deposit containing ancient fossilized tropical vegetation (humic and fulvic acids, proteins, macro and micronutrients, organic carbon compounds, plant hormones and enzymes)
Now you can peel back the years with all-natural LeafSource: Mother Nature's most potent and proven organic health enhancer.


Cassandra's Review-   The product is unlike many I have come across. It actually had me researching a lot before I tried it.  I would say that you will not have the same results as me. Mine were god and the product was easy to take.  I would not combine it with anything unless you speak to a doctor first, just to be on the safe side.   It is backed my 10 years of clinical research so I hope to see more more benefits of it when I restart taking it for a while longer.





I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.