Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Octavia's Orangesicle Float Recipe from Cascade Ice

Octavia's Orangesicle Float
This simple, kid-friendly drink is sure to be a crowd pleaser! In a tall glass, put two scoops of your favorite vanilla ice cream.  Next, pour Cascade Ice Orange Mango over the ice cream until the glass if full. Garnish with an orange slice if desired and serve with a spoon and a straw!

I received complimentary product.

Method Kitchen Gel Hand Wash #feature

for freshly scented kitchen hands

garlic, onions + fish smell delicious in a dish. but on your hands? not so much. infused with citrus extracts, this  naturally derived, non-drying gel hand wash eliminates stubborn smells and leaves hands feeling soft + clean, even after multiple washes.

I received complimentary product.

Beth Brykman New book GIVEAWAY

Sponsored By: Beth Brykman

Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

*3 Winners Will Receive* 

A Copy of Beth Brykman's New Book Titled: 

The Best of Both Worlds: How Mothers Can Find Full-time Satisfaction in Part-time Work

Book Synopsis:  How can mothers bridge the gap between the worlds of "mom" and "career woman" to find work-life balance? By working part-time. This informative guide tells both stay-at-home and full-time working mothers how they can re engage or redefine their careers while still having time to care for their children. The author--a mother and a former business executive, entrepreneur, and self-employed writer--provides all the information moms need to find the ideal employment solution in today's job market. For some women that means returning to the job market, while for others that means reducing hours with a current employer or changing jobs to obtain part-time work. The author also offers suggestions for defining personal objectives, networking, approaching job-sharing, and starting a business to help land part-time jobs.
Open To US and must be 18+ to enter
Giveaway Dates ~ 2/21 9:00 AM EST through 3/10 11:59PM EST
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Sprinkled with Love Blast $50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash GIVEAWAY

Sprinkled with Love by Jennifer Faye What does one do with a matchmaking cat named Romeo? Spirited and beautiful, Jillian Parker is one of Marietta’s newest business owners. Still, her mother worries about Jillian’s bare ring finger. So in order to give her mother something else to fuss over, Jillian adopts a cat named Romeo. He turns out to be anything but a docile lap cat. One snowy night, Romeo makes a break for it. With Jillian right on his heels, they have a near miss with a passing pickup driven by Avery Wainwright, one of Jillian’s closest friends. A rodeo accident has the sexy cowboy returning home to recuperate, and he’s not happy about it. So when Avery finds himself lassoed into the Bachelor Bake-Off, he turns to the one person who has always helped him out—Jillian. But will teaching him to take chances outside of the show ring have them both discovering that their feelings for each other run much deeper than they ever imagined?  


Author Jennifer Faye Award-winning author, Jennifer Faye pens fun, heartwarming contemporary romances with rugged cowboys, sexy billionaires and enchanting royalty. Internationally published with books translated into nine languages. She is a two-time winner of the RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Award, the CataRomance Reviewers' Choice Award, named a TOP PICK author, and been nominated for numerous other awards. Now living her dream, she resides with her very patient husband, amazing daughter (the other remarkable daughter is off chasing her own dreams) and two spoiled cats. When she's not plotting out her next romance, you can find her curled up with a mug of tea and a book.

amazon paypalBlast Giveaway $50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Ends 3/12/17 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.   a Rafflecopter giveaway

iRig Recorder 3 #ad

K Multimedia is proud to announce the release of iRig Recorder 3, the new version of the popular audio recording app which now supports video recording plus includes a wider collection of pro audio effects, expanded sharing capabilities via a number of online services and social media as well as professional exporting features. iRig Recorder 3 now allows users to finalize superb sounding audio/video recordings directly on their device, share them with the world or export them for further editing.
iRig Recorder

The pro audio recording app, now with video

While there are many video recording apps available, very few of them focus on an easy way of getting professional sounding audio tracks together with the recorded video. iRig Recorder 3 solves this problem, starting from a powerful audio recording engine and adding video recording capabilities for a truly complete content production solution.

 With more and more musicians, video-makers, bloggers, journalists, web professionals and enthusiasts willing to share their videos at a higher-than-ever quality, IK Multimedia have focused on giving them everything they need to record serious audio and video at the same time, anywhere. Whether for recording "selfie" videos, live performances, lectures, speeches, interviews and much more, iRig Recorder 3 is aimed at both professionals and enthusiasts who need a tool capable of higher versatility when it comes to creating ready-to-share, high-quality video with great audio directly on their iPhone and iPad.

iRig Recorder 3 supports both portrait and landscape audio and video recording, allowing iPad users to take advantage of the full size of their device's screen for previewing and capturing higher quality videoclips. Together with IK's iKlip Grip range of multifunctional camera stands for iPhone, or iKlip Xpand mounts for iPad, iRig Recorder 3 provides a great solution for shooting professional audio/video anywhere, on the go.

New professional audio effects

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One of the features that make iRig Recorder 3 stand out from the crowd is its ability to export the recorded content in separate files for convenient editing in a DAW or other third-party video editing software. A convenient, professional-oriented feature that is not found in any other audio/video recording app on the market.

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Evanger products #feature

Evanger's Grain Free protein packed Hi Bio™ offers a high protein meat food with the nutrition of canned meat and the convenience of a kibble size. 

Evanger's USA Hand Packed Hunk O' Beef offer human cuts of beef that are brought in from local ranches and farms fresh each day, then cooked in the kitchens of Evanger's its own juices and packed by hand.

I recevied complimentary product.

Evangers had to recall the Hunk of Beef dog food and you can read about the updates here

The Rise of Miss Notley by Rachael Anderson $50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Giveaway

The Rise of Miss Notley by Rachael Anderson

When Miss Coralynn Notley’s father barters her off to the first titled gentleman to come along, she realizes she must flee her home or be forced to wed a despicable man. Driven by desperation, she applies for the position of housekeeper at Tanglewood Manor, the home of the handsome Mr. Jonathan Ludlow. The moment Jonathan sees Miss Notley, he is intrigued. She is far too young and inexperienced, yet there is something about her that that inspires a certain hope within him. Does he dare offer her the position of housekeeper or will doing so result in catastrophe?

Author Rachael Anderson

A USA Today bestselling author, Rachael Anderson is the mother of four and is pretty good at breaking up fights, or at least sending guilty parties to their rooms. She can’t sing, doesn’t dance, and despises tragedies. But she recently figured out how yeast works and can now make homemade bread, which she is really good at eating.


$50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Giveaway

Ends 3/15/17

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Really Woolly Easter Blessings By Bonnie Rickner Jensen Review


Flowers are blooming. Birds are chirping. And the Really Woolly characters are discovering God’s goodness all around them. Curl up with your little one, and join the fun while learning about the hope of Easter and springtime!

Adorable rhymes, sweet Bible verses, and prayer starters will make reading time a special moment for you and your child—to connect with each other and with God.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  The illustrations are beyond adorable.  You get a little Bible verse and a tiny story for each of the huge blessings.  If you enjoy spreading faith and love, this is going to be a nice little book for your friends and family to enjoy.

NKJV Precious Moments Precious Prayers Bible By Precious Moments Review


Young children will delight in the pages of NKJV Precious Prayers, a Precious Moments® Bible. Full of the beloved Precious Moments® artwork and dozens of pages of full-color bonus material, this classic Bible will be a family treasure for years to come.

Written in the trustworthy New King James Version, this full-text Bible includes a special eight-page personalization area to record each child’s very own precious moments and events. Sixty-four color pages of classic children’s prayers are spread throughout NKJV Precious Moments® Precious Prayers, including themes of thanks, prayers of praise, prayers for school, for mealtime, for bedtime, for family, and so much more.

Young children will learn and embrace these prayers that will become lifetime favorites. Write down your little one’s prayers on full-color pages, creating a beautiful way to forever capture the innocence of their early faith journey! Featuring adorable Precious Moments® characters, this beautiful plush padded Bible with soft, eye-catching embellishments will be a treasured keepsake in any child’s library.

Children will be drawn to the soft, inviting illustrations, and parents will enjoy teaching the heartfelt prayers and the scriptures from the trustworthy New King James Version®.

Since 1978, Precious Moments has grown into an evergreen brand recognized worldwide, with more than 13 million books and Bibles sold. It is one of the most recognized and beloved licenses on the market today.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  I have had a soft spot for precious moments since they came out.  I have always loved how cute they are and the message that they bring.  Now you have a Bible with them and it is so sweet for your little ones to be blessed and enjoy.  It is a faith based book so it might not thrill some people, but really anyone can read and discover the best stories ever wrote.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Sabbath Challenge by Paul M. Burns Review

Sabbath keeping can seem like an impossibility when our lives are crammed so full of obligations, responsibilities, distractions, worries, and cares. Yet learning to disconnect from the world for a day so that we might rest may be the most important thing we can do for ourselves—and for our relationship with God.

Rest is a radical act of faith, and the Sabbath is a day to become more aware of ourselves and those around us, to learn how to live in heaven, to experience the powerful, compassionate love of God.

This Bible study, written for both individuals and groups by Presbyterian pastor Paul Burns, is a challenge to all who seek rest from the world, a challenge to embrace the Sabbath and the peace it offers

Author Bio:
Paul M. Burns
Paul M. Burns serves as the pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Garland, Texas, and as a leadership coach for fellow pastors. He holds an Masters of Divinity degree from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He is the author of "Prayer Encounters: Changing the World One Prayer at a Time"; "Wider, Longer, Higher, Deeper: Forty Days of Prayer, Scripture, and Growth-filled Questions" and, with co-author James M. Burns Jr, "Blessing Encounters: Creating Family One Blessing at a Time." Prior to entering seminary, he worked as an investment consultant in New York City.

He lives in Sachse, Texas, with his wife, Jennifer, his two children, and his faithful dog, Chuy.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- I know people who will either agree with this or hate it.  It is a really good book and can teach rest on at least one day.  I get that if you are a parent there is never a real rest, but with the author's guidance you might be able to get a heaping dose of faith based relaxation.

Murder on the Moor by Julianna Deering Review

Mystery Awaits on the Mysterious Yorkshire Moors

At the urgent request of an old school friend, Drew and Madeline Farthering come to Bloodworth Park Lodge in the midst of the Yorkshire moors, a place as moody and mysterious as a Brontë hero. There have been several worrisome incidents out on the moor--property destroyed, fires started, sheep and cattle scattered--and worst of all, the vicar has been found dead on the steps of the church.

Drew's friend is obviously smitten with his bride of eight months, though it's hard to imagine what she sees in the awkward man. Drew can't help wondering if her affections lie more with the man's money and estate, while her romantic interests focus on their fiery Welsh gamekeeper. As the danger grows ever closer, it's up to Drew to look past his own prejudices, determine what is really going on, and find the killer before it's too late.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- A wonderful mystery.  It takes place in such a way that you will guess and still be wrong in the end, or maybe not?  I really enjoyed spending time with it and would read other books by this author in the future.

Head First! A Crash Course in Positivity By Steve H. Lawton Review

Head First
We all want happiness and success, but it often eludes us when we find ourselves struggling with unresolved problems. We’ve all had them; a frightening diagnosis, depression, problems at work, a disagreement with a loved one, or difficulties with a child.Although we may be miserable during the struggle, the good news is that our past challenges lead to our future successes.

Allowing negative experiences to teach us something will actually set us up for the successes, victory, and laughter that will come in the future. Experiencing a setback is painful when it happens, but when we overcome it, we become a better version of ourselves than we were before. Your attitude plays an important role in overcoming challenges. Would you like to learn how to increase your positivity to achieve the best outcomes?

After a life-threatening ski accident in Colorado, doctors weren’t sure Steve H. Lawton would survive, but because of his attitude, his helmet, and a rubber chicken named Henrietta, Lawton lives to share the wonders of positivity. Through Lawton s powerful story and eight proven and practical tools, Head First can help you improve your own attitude fitness and overcome the rough patches in your life to achieve the success and happiness you deserve.

About the Author:

Steve. H. Lawton holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University, as well as an MBA from St. Edward’s University. He has spoken at large corporations like Dell, Accenture and VMware, has been featured on KVUE news, has been a guest lecturer at the University of Texas and Texas A&M University and has been featured as a TEDx speaker.

He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife of 26 years, Deanna, and their two teenage children – who they have grown quite fond of. For more information, please visit www.stevehlawton.com.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- A book that will pick you up and keep you moving towards anything life is throwing negatively at you.  It was a great read and will really help you if you are feeling down or lost in the moment.

How Brady & Deucey Became Buster & Lucy To Get Princess Autumn Home by J.A. Zaremski Review

“No need to mourn, forever, you’re always you, just in slightly different forms, know this to be true.” "How Brady & Deucey Became Buster & Lucy To Get Princess Autumn Home" is the tale of Brady the Boxer and Deucey the black cat – “brothers from different fur mothers” – embarking on a perilous journey through Passage Mysterious to help Princess Autumn get back home.

As told by Brady, this story for all ages gently touches on themes of family blending, love, the loss of loved ones, and – most primarily – the idea that our loved ones always come back to us, even if in different forms.

About the Author:
Born in Philadelphia and raised in Lower Bucks County, J.A. Zaremski earned a B.A. in English from Moravian College and a J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley Law School at Western Michigan University. He is the author of Buckminster’s Ball and the new children’s book, How Brady & Deucey Became Buster & Lucy To Get Princess Autumn Home. Zaremski currently resides in Ewing, NJ with his wife Elizabeth and fur-children Buster and Lucy.

How Brady & Deucey Became Buster & Lucy To Get Princess Autumn Home can be purchased from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  The book is typed in a way that makes it hard to read and it goes up and down, but in columns.  The author packed too much in such a small story making it very clumped and confusing for younger children.

The Hum of Angels By Scot McKnight Review

The Hum of Angels
Listening for the Messengers of God Around Us
Scot McKnight

About The Hum of Angels
Would You Recognize an Angel if You Saw One?

The majority of earth’s inhabitants believe in angels. Yet many of us cannot claim to have seen one. Why?

Perhaps it’s because in order to encounter one, we first have to learn what to look for and how to look! We live in a world where the natural and supernatural overlap. Angels are constantly on mission from God and constantly at work in the world.

From the Garden of Eden to the book of Revelation, Scripture is filled with hundreds of references to these wondrous creatures. In this creative work, Scot McKnight explores what the Bible says—and doesn’t say—about these majestic beings.

And that’s deeply important, because angels are still on mission today. They express God’s love, confirm his presence, and even lead humans in redemptive worship. Don’t just believe in angels. Learn how to recognize these messengers of God that are all around us, and know how God might be using them to affect our lives.

Most People Believe in Angels.
It’s What we Believe About them that Matters.

Believing in angels is one thing. But how can we know what angels are really like – especially when our preconceived notions have been mostly shaped by sensationalized misinterpretations of these wondrous beings?

To help sort things out, Scot McKnight untangles fact from fiction on topics such as:
* Do loved ones become angels when they die?
* Can we hear from angels?
* Is there a hierarchy of angels?
* Do we have a specific guardian angel?
* Should we be scared of angels?
* Are cherubs and seraphs different creatures than angels?
* Do angels have wings?
* Are angels worship leaders?

The Hum of Angels illuminates what the Bible says about these heavenly beings and helps you to understand the deepest truths about one of God’s most magnificent and yet misunderstood

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  Angels are always a topic that fascinates me and keeps me very interested.  The book lays out the author's knowledge on the subject and adds answers that many people might not have already found. The book would be great for anyone who just wants to know and learn no matter what age, but older agers would really comprehend it more.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

P2 i Clean Everything All-in-1 Surface cleaner Review

Glass or granite to wood or concrete, the P2 i Clean Everything All-in-1 Surface cleaner concentrate cleans EVERYTHING!!

From porous and nonporous materials such as glass, granite, marble, wood, stainless, tile, concrete, laminates and Formica. P2 controls mold, mildew and fungus with detergents, enzymes and probiotics. i Clean Everything cleans at the microscopic level, going beyond conventional cleaners, to remove biofilm and protect surfaces against harmful, pathogenic bacteria, like EColi, Staph, MRSA and Salmonella for up to three days. Without biofilm, bad bacteria cannot survive.

 100% natural probiotics, Biodegradable, Non-toxic, Non-flammable, Non-allergenic, Non-GMO, Vegan, Gluten free, Not tested on animals, Safe for children and pets, No harsh chemicals. Hospital Tested.
Granite, tile, wood, laminate, bathrooms, sinks, stoves, soccer balls, water bottles, scissors, tomatoes, apples, EVERYTHING, can be cleaned safely with our i Clean Everything cleaner!
I received complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review-  Can you imagine cleaning your whole house with one product?  How about cleaning foods with the same thing you used on your counter or floor?  While it may seem a bit disgusting or unsafe, this product can do it all.  I will admit that I do not trust it on my foods, but I am super sceptical about putting anything on my foods.

 Obviously I would not want to drink this, so I do not think I would want to eat it.  It does state that you can use it safely and so it is up to the buyer to judge it.  I also wear gloves when cleaning and cooking so letting this touch my skin was a little odd, but it did not burn or feel like anything horrid.  If you are someone who likes to have one product for everything, this might be worth a try.  8oz is going to cost you 15.95 but it is concentrate so you can mix it with water and create up to 6 gallons total.  One more thing I want to point out is I am not sure that if you add an unsafe water to the product if it makes the water safe first before you would  wash your foods in it.

Chocoholics COFFEE Valentine Giveaway

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One lucky reader will win a package of four great EatSmart Products that will help you measure your food temperature, your food weight, your body weight and your luggage weight.  This giveaway will be valid for readers in the Continental United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Lipiderm and Quick Bath® Tushee Wipes Review

IVS Quick Bath® Wipes  Made in the USA these SUPER wipes are formulated with effective cleaners that remove bacteria and odors from your pet's skin. They contain Vitamins A & E and Aloe Vera, which promotes overall healthy skin and coat while leaving your pet clean and shiny. pH Neutral and Alcohol Free, these wipes are available in small dog, large dog, and cat sizes.

Lipiderm® supplements pack healthy Omega 3, Omega 6, Vitamins A and E to support a reduction in shedding and a healthier skin and coat.

I recevied complimentary products.

Cassandra's Review-   The wipes are simple and easy to use, you take them right out of the pouch and use them, with a quick wipe or two and then throw them away.  Perfect for traveling and quick clean up after outdoor play.    The dogs enjoyed them and the cats, well at least they let me try them on the paws.   The lipiderm is for my larger dog and she does not like to take anything in a pill form, but with a little help from a piece of bread and coaxing with promise of more treats, this was not even noticed too much. I only wish it was a chewable more like a treat then a soft gel.  

Tray Haven by Amigoware Review

The Tray Haven is a highly adaptable wing-like barrier which can help make mealtime and outings less stressful for parents and toddlers(6 months-18 months specifically) . Help helps keep wander hands inside strollers at the grocery store and keeps food off the floor during meal time. The Tray Haven is easy to setup, take down, and store, thanks to its clever collapsibility and go-anywhere portability. It can be attached to strollers, high chairs, and booster seats. With breathable mesh netting and a sturdy wire construction, Tray Haven is easy to clean in any sink and air dries quickly.  After cleaning, Tray Haven can also be folded and put on the top shelf of the dishwasher for extra sanitation
Think of all the things parents could get done if they didn’t have to be constantly on “guard” on the go especially while at the grocery store and or at the mall. Let the “uh-ohs” be gone with Tray Haven!

Price per unit: Starting at $34.99

I received complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review-  This is not super easy to fold up, it did not prevent my child from pulling it up, also throwing food and drinks over the net like a game.  Water goes through the mesh and it actually becomes something else that I need to clean at the end.   It does not stand up freely and does need to secure to a chair or stroller,  but depending on the size of your little one this can either help or fail.  Once my child figured out that it was super "fun" to make mom pick up things from the other side of the net, it no longer helped me which was about 30 seconds into use.  Plus if you do happen to have other kids that may be older they might try and use this as a goal while the baby is inside.   This is a great in theory product, that hopefully helps other families.  

Monday, February 13, 2017

MerchNerds Review

Merch Nerds

MerchNerds is your go-to web store for styled graphic apparel. Comprised of a team of passionate industry gurus, They combine their skill sets to constantly bring you fresh designs through an on-demand printing platform. This allows for lightning fast speed to market, with designs focused around today's most popular and trending topics.  Their mission is to supply you with a wide selection of designs that reflect your personality, and let your voice be heard simply by getting dressed.

Men's Panther Leopard Tee - Merch Nerds

classic tee features a comfortable yet tailored fit. Crafted from 100% cotton for a soft feel.

Crew neck
100% cotton
Available in size XS-3XL
Printed in Los Angeles, CA

I recevied complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review-  It took a while for shipping, but the shirt arrived new and looks exactly like the design on the website.   The site has a good selection of a few shirts and they come n a range of sizes.   The shirt fit as expected and one of my teens are super happy to wear it.   It did not shrink as of yet in the wash or dryer.  I have not seen any loose threads.

Friday, February 10, 2017

WHIMZEES Natural Dog Treats Review

Keep those pearly whites nice and bright with WHIMZEES Natural Dog  Treats .

 These dental chews are made with all-natural ingredients with unique grooves, which help work the chew into smaller spaces between dogs teeth. The knobbly shapes ensure proper blood flow through the gums, and also prevents bad breath and build up of plaque and tartar.

I recevied complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review- While my smaller dog will hide these and the bigger dogs will find and eat them, these are a huge hit at my house.  I do break them up a little for the tiny dog to eat.  I noticed that there was no excess water drinking after sampling and my fur babies love them no matter what shape or size.  While I cannot personally talk about the taste, I can tell you the texture feels nice and my dogs do not struggle when chewing them.   They do not smell bad and are easy to store. 




Let the sensuous flavors of Rum and Vanilla dance across your tongue, and transport you to a Caribbean paradise. Just don’t forget to come back.

The Single Serve Cups contains 13 grams of coffee in each cup for a flavorful cup of coffee.

Compatible with All Keurig ® Pods brewer including the Keurig 2.0 brewer.

Crazy Cups Are GLUTEN FREE, NUT FREE, NO CALORIES flavored coffee.

Use cool-peel-recycle technology - The cups are recyclable.
I recevied complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review- While the coffee taste is very nice, the flavor comes out in the fragrance.

Winner will receive  a 22ct of Rum Vanilla Rhumba flavor by Crazy Cups

Heart and Sell by Shari Levitin Review

This title will be released on February 20, 2017.

Are you making it difficult for your potential customers to buy from you?

Today’s buyers are overloaded―overwhelmed by too much information and suffering from decision fatigue. Across industries, customers are delaying purchasing decisions or even choosing to stick with the status quo so they can avoid the dreaded “sales process.”

In response, many sales professionals are overcompensating with behaviors that are either too accommodating or that create high pressure–and alienating potential buyers in the process.

How can you reconcile your need to meet sales targets with the customer’s desire for a heartfelt, authentic sales approach?

Author Shari Levitin, creator of the Third-Level Selling system, offers a dynamic framework for effective selling in the Digital Age. Unlike other sales books that focus on abstract tips or techniques, Heart and Sell offers a science based real-world approach that will help you dramatically increase your sales―regardless of your level or industry.

Discover the 7 Key Motivators that influence every decision your customer will make.
Learn to align your sales process with how people buy―instead of fighting against it.
Harness the power of the Linking Formula to create true urgency.
Master the 10 Universal Truths so you can beat your sales quota without losing your soul.
Understand the 6 Core Objections and how you can neutralize them.

In a market where the right approach is key, Heart and Sell shows you how to blend the new science of selling with the heart of human connection in order to reach more prospects and consistently close more deals.
Shari Levitin
An internationally known sales strategist, writer, speaker and entrepreneur, Shari Levitin is the author of "Heart and Sell: 10 Universal Truths Every Salesperson Needs to Know". "Heart and Sell" has received rave reviews from industry giants such as best-selling authors Jill Konrath and Patricia Fripp and companies such as Salesforce, Oracle, Wyndham, RCI and Hilton.

Shari Levitin is the CEO of Shari Levitin Group, a global training and consulting firm and one of Inc. Magazine’s Fastest Growing Companies. Under her direction, Shari Levitin Group has trained thousands of salespeople and corporate leaders in 7 languages in 40 countries and on 5 continents in her Third Level Selling™ training system – creating over a billion dollars in ROI for some of the world’s top corporations, such as Four Seasons, Hilton, Hyatt, Jaguar, RCI, and Sprint. Previously, Shari was Director of Sales and Marketing for Marriott’s Summit Watch Resort in Park City, and under her leadership, Summit Watch became the #1 Marriott Resort and was named the “Most Successful Ownership Resort in the World.”

Her specialties include keynotes, presentation skills workshops, custom sales design, sales training, and sales strategies. In addition to her work, Shari is an adjunct professor at the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business, a member of the Utah Advisory Board of the Sundance Institute and a new member of Women’s Sales Pros.

I received  a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- The author is amazing and obviously know what she writes about.   The book is going to help if you are in the sales aspect of your life.   There is so much information available if you just take the time to read it.  The book can help you get ahead and stay there!

The Little Black Book of Suicide Notes By Adele Paula Royce Review

The Little Black Book of Suicide Notes by [Royce, Adele Paula]

What could make a person feel that they can no longer go on living? Why would someone think that ending their life is the only option?

 And what about those who have considered suicide and lived to talk about it? In THE LITTLE BLACK BOOK OF SUICIDE NOTES (Live Your Light Publishing; February 14, 2017), Adele Paula Royce presents a semi-fictional look inside the mind and heart of a tortured soul on the verge of ending her own life.

Written as a suicide journal, THE LITTLE BLACK BOOK OF SUICIDE NOTES is a spiritual memoir that takes readers on a journey of life, death, and rebirth. Drawing upon her own personal history of spirituality, she is able to give a much deeper insight on a topic most people struggle to talk about.

The book is comprised of 27 entries by the narrator, contemplating the thought-provoking question of whether or not her life really is worth living. Through this raw and authentic tale, Royce shines a unique light on the human experience, leaving the reader more inspired to live life to the fullest and never take anything for granted.


ADELE PAULA ROYCE resides in New York City. With an artistic educational background, including the School of Visual Arts in NYC and a degree in fine arts and English literature from City University of New York (CUNY), she worked her way onto the corporate scene. Utilizing a Jackson Pollock technique of colorful truth to secure her business relations, she envisioned corporations artistically as blank canvases. More than 10 years ago, she began studying under a master teacher of Western Spirituality, and has been a student of Kabbalistic practice ever since.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review -  I feel like the people who talk about suicide are crying for help, they are not serious and those who have died by suicide were going to do it anyway.  There is no prevention just intervention.  While my heart goes out to all of the people struggling and I know that the pain is so very real, I still think that many people are using the term too loosely and others should find better outlets.

I understand that the author has put her fresh pain out there for the world to eat up and review and that is admirable but at some point she is still a part of the world and should not really be bringing her darkness to readers who might not even be thinking of such things as suicide journals or impressionable young readers who might think it is cool to start one.

Breakfast Tea & Bourbon By Pete Bissonette Review & Nationwide Treasure Hunt Will Yield $50K to Winner

“Breakfast Tea & Bourbon is a contemporary adventure novel, an intriguing puzzle, and even a bit of a guide for a more meaningful and joyous life,” says author Pete Bissonette, “Woven within its pages are clues leading to an actual treasure hidden in the United States worth $50,000. The reader who unravels the mystery and uncovers the physical treasure can turn it in for $50,000 in cash with an additional donation of $5,000 to their favorite charity.”

The hunt begins Thursday, February 9, 2017, 5:08 p.m. U.S. Central Time Zone!

Breakfast Tea & Bourbon has a fun and entertaining story, clues to an actual treasure worth $50,0000, and strategies for a life worth living. 

 It also includes:

Encouragement for savoring the moment

The value of helping friends and creating your own family from friends

The Looking Meaningful rule of toasting with a drink

The recipe for his famous Bourbagne created for the book

Living the Law of Attraction

Clues leading to an actual treasure hidden in the United States worth $50,000

Embracing the energy of the environment

And much, much more!

About the Author:

Pete Bissonette has been the president of Learning Strategies for over thirty years. The company develops, publishes, and supports programs to help people maximize their potential through personal learning courses and live events.

To learn more about Pete Bissonette and access tips, clues, and videos about the treasure
hunt, please visit: http://www. breakfastteaandbourbon.com/

The Breakfast Tea & Bourbon treasure hunt begins at 6:08 p.m. ET, February 9, 2017, on Amazon and everywhere books are sold online and in brick and mortar bookstores.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- Everyone loves treasure?  I do.  I could not believe this was a real thing and I am so excited to share this with my readers.   You are reading a book that has clues to a real treasure.  Even if you do not get the treasure you will get so much more from reading this book, but the treasure might be a nice prize too.  Of course I think of how much it would cost to go hunting and so that is not a reality for my family, but I hope one of my readers does.  

Of This Much I'm Sure by Nadine Kenney Johnstone Review

National Infertility Awareness Week runs from April 23rd through the 29th

At twenty-two, Chicagoan Nadine Kenney is thrilled to meet her future husband, Jamie, while vacationing in Florida. After a whirlwind, long-distance romance, Nadine leaves her friends, family, and city to join Jamie in suburban Massachusetts. Once married, they begin trying for a baby without knowing how hard that road will become.  

Nadine soon faces the little-known horrors of IVF when a procedure causes severe internal bleeding, and she wakes up from emergency surgery with a six-inch scar instead of a baby bump. In the difficult year that follows, anxiety and additional failed fertility treatments threaten her new marriage and her mental state. By some saving grace, she eventually becomes pregnant naturally, but the horrors are not over: her son is diagnosed with potentially terminal kidney complications. Ultimately, Nadine learns that in an unpredictable life, the only thing she can be sure of is the healing power of hope.

You can purchase this book on Amazon.

About the Author:
Nadine Kenney Johnstone
Nadine Kenney Johnstone is author of Of This Much I’m Sure (She Writes Press, 2017), a memoir of her experiences struggling with IVF and illness, and the healing power of hope and love. Her work has been featured in Chicago Magazine, The Month, PANK, and various anthologies, including The Magic of Memoir. Nadine, who received her MFA from Columbia College in Chicago, teaches English at Loyola University and doubles as a writing coach, presenting at conferences internationally. She lives near Chicago with her family.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- Get ready to grab the tissues as this book starts off lighter then gets so incredibly sad.  It becomes a roller coaster of joy and sadness that I had not prepared for.  I know that in this world people want a baby (actual birth), but with adoption and so many other babies in the world that would love to have this author for a mom, this was the tough point for me.  

To almost kill yourself in order to conceive and then have a baby that will struggle as well is just terrible.  I get the story of hope included and wish that people will read this and decide to adopt or foster the billions of lost souls that are waiting for a home.  

Ninja Selling by Larry Kendall Review

Stop Selling! Start Solving!

In Ninja Selling, author Larry Kendall transforms the way readers think about selling. He points out the problems with traditional selling methods and instead offers a science-based selling system that gives predictable results regardless of personality type. Ninja Selling teaches readers how to shift their approach from chasing clients to attracting clients. Readers will learn how to stop selling and start solving by asking the right questions and listening to their clients.

Ninja Selling is an invaluable step-by-step guide that shows readers how to be more effective in their sales careers and increase their income-per-hour, so that they can lead full lives. Ninja Selling is both a sales platform and a path to personal mastery and life purpose. Followers of the Ninja Selling system say it not only improved their business and their client relationships; it also improved the quality of their lives.

You can purchase on Amazon.

About the author:

Larry Kendall holds a master's degree in Business Administration from Kansas State University and is one of the founding partners of The Group, Inc., a real estate company with two hundred sales associates and six offices in Northern Colorado. He is the creator of Ninja Selling, a sales training system with over fifty thousand graduates in the US, Canada, and Spain. Kendall's mission is to help people bring out the best in themselves and their organizations. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with his wife, Pat.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- Do you need a little help in the selling part of your life? I found the author is inputting great knowledge into the pages while not trying to bog down the reader or overwhelm.  It can be read in sections and at your own pace so that you can soak up what you need and come back for the rest.  So pick up a copy and get ready to sell.

The Grandfather Paradox by Steven Burgauer Review

Marooned in the present, their only hope for the future lay in the past.

But first there was still the small matter of staying alive.  The planet they were marooned on was crawling with bird-beast's, immense parrot like carnivores that stood two meters tall, weighed upwards of fifty klogs, and had a giant scooped beak like a pelican.  They normally swallowed their prey whole, though not before crushing them to death in their vise-like jaws.

Then there were the vipers — writhing snake-like creatures armed with dozens of sucker-bearing tentacles.  They sprayed their victims with acid, then ate them while they were still alive.

But it got worse.  Much worse . . .

Now, join Andu Nehrengel and his three female clone companions on an intense voyage through time.  First stop: the Civil War and the Battle of Shiloh, April 1862, one of the most horrendous land battles of all time.  Meet Mark Twain when he is still a riverboat pilot.  Journey with him north to Missouri when he joins the Confederacy.

Then it’s back to the future and on to Mars!

You can purchase and learn more on Amazon.

Cassandra's Review- I felt like this book can take on a few different realms and times while bringing you along, if you get into the reading of it.  I mean you can not just skim it and be satisfied because it would be kind of lost to the reader.  This needs time to really delve into and explore with the author.   The descriptions are unique and well thought.

I received a complimentary copy.

God Bless Our Baby By Hannah C. Hall Review


Have you heard the exciting news? A special someone’s on the way!

A new baby means more love to go around. Look forward to your family’s new arrival with your little one, who will get to be Mom and Dad’s big helper and have lots of fun with a new brother or sister!

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  The illustrations are what made this book so adorable.  The wording is sweet and will help a little one to be more attuned with a new baby coming to the family.  It is simple, short and to the point but will make a great before bedtime story or maybe just for a little cuddle time.

Clash of Kingdoms By Charles Dyer and Mark Tobey Review


From the bestselling authors of The Rise of Babylon and The ISIS Crisis, the essential guide for Christians about what Bible prophecy foretells concerning current events in the Middle East—especially the rise of ISIS and the resurgence of Russia—while providing a way to find peace and hope in the face of end times concerns.

ISIS, Russia, and Iran are daily top headlines and are among chief sources of intensifying unease among Americans about how current world conflicts will unfold. Using the Old Testament texts of prophets Ezekiel and Daniel as foundational passages, Bible experts Charles Dyer and Mark Tobey explain the connection between Bible prophecy and real-time events such as the growing alliance between Russia and Iran; the unsettling of the region as ISIS ravages countries and redraws boundaries; and the pull of Turkey and Saudi Arabia into the fray by Russian encroachment, Iranian meddling, and the United States’ inability to create and lead a coalition. Simultaneously, Dyer and Tobey provide practical encouragement and spiritual principles for finding comfort, strength, and perspective in an unsettling time while laying out a strategy for responding out of faith rather than fear in the face of end times concerns.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  The book is going to appeal to people who believe in faith and God.  It is a shorter read but do not let that take from its content.  It opens more thinking points in the topics provided.  I feel like this will give you what you take from it and nothing more.

Found Psalm 23 By Sally Lloyd-Jones Review


From the bestselling The Jesus Storybook Bible, with over two million products sold, comes Found based on Psalm 23. Written by Sally Lloyd-Jones and illustrated by Jago, little ones will fall in love with this padded cover board book that reminds them of God’s Never Stopping, Never Giving Up, Unbreaking, Always and Forever Love.

About the author:

Sally Lloyd-Jones is a leading writer of inspirational books for children. She is the author of three bestselling children’s Bibles, including the Moonbeam Award winner and ALA notable The Jesus Storybook Bible, as well as Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing, winner of the ECPA Inspirational Book award. She has written many picture books for children, such as the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller How to Be a Baby: By Me, the Big Sister and Song of the Stars. Sally was born and raised in Africa, was schooled in England, and now lives in New York City. She can be found at http://www.sallylloyd-jones.com.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- While this is not the actual way the Psalm goes, it is still a cute way to express it without the darker verses.  The illustrations are so cute and your little one will really enjoy this book.  It is faith based.

Buy Baby Formula and more with this $50 Diapers .com Gift Certificate GIVEAWAY

When it comes to baby formula, there are so many to choose from and it can be really hard to select the right one for your baby. I know that I had a very hard time with selecting and finding a good price for my baby formula. Plus I needed something for a baby with colic. I wished that I had known about the infant formula feeding guide because it is so handy for reference.   I found this section on the Diapers .com site very helpful:

Types of Formula
formula FEEDING guide
We'll help you find the right formula & feeding solution for your baby
So now that we've covered the basics of formula, how do you choose the right one for your baby? The first question to answer when you're shopping for formula is: What form of it do you prefer to use: powder, liquid, or ready-to-feed, portion-sized bottles? Let's look at each type, in order of increasing convenience.

Powder: This is the most commonly used format for formula. All you need to do is measure out the powder, place it in a bottle, add the appropriate amount of water, shake until dissolved, and serve. OK, so maybe that isn't totally easy-peasy, but generations of moms have relied on powder formula to feed their babies. When you know that you'll need to feed your baby while you're on the go, powdered formula and water can be pre-measured and stored separately before you head out of the house. You can also pre-mix the formula, but keep in mind that you will need to keep it in a cooler at 40 degrees F until it's used. Once mixed and taken out to room temperature, you have between one to two hours to serve it to your baby before you need to throw it out. (Furthermore, you can keep prepared formula for only 24 hours in the refrigerator.)

As for what liquid to use, doctors recommend any tap water that doesn't have a high level of fluoride. (Large amounts of fluoride can lead to a condition called fluorosis, which affects and discolors teeth.) According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "You can use fluoridated water to prepare infant formula. However, if your baby does not eat or drink anything but infant formula that is mixed with fluoridated water, there may be an increased chance for mild dental fluorosis. To lessen this chance, you can use low-fluoride bottled water some of the time to mix with infant formula; these bottled waters are labeled as de-ionized, purified, demineralized, or distilled. If they have added fluoride, the label will say so."

Liquid Concentrate: Formula also comes in concentrated, liquid form; you need to add the required amount of water before serving it to your baby. As with powdered formula, it's essential to add the prescribed amount of water. Formula that's too diluted may not give your baby enough nutrients, and formula that's too concentrated might be hard to consume and lead to dehydration.

Because it's liquid, it's a little easier to prepare than powder; you don't need as much mixing and shaking to ensure that the formula is free of clumps. But there's still a certain amount of prep that needs to be done.

Ready-to-Drink: This is hands down the easiest version of formula for busy moms. As the name suggests, all you have to do is pour it into a bottle. Some brands make life even more convenient: all you have to do is twist off the cap and twist on a nipple that's provided. It's that easy. This option is ideal for those groggy middle-of-the-night or first-thing-in-the-morning-before-work feedings when you don't want to have to deal with measuring powder and water.

I hope this helps you too!

In order to enter to win the prize you must leave a comment. What is something you wish you knew about formula? 


Thursday, February 09, 2017

National Dog Biscuit Day coming up on February 23rd @MilkBone #SayItWithMilkBone

With National Dog Biscuit Day coming up on February 23rd, I was so happy to find the Farmer's Medley line from Milk-Bone. I think about the food and quality ingredients I eat to fuel my life—and do the same for my dog. Whether it's for training or treating, dog biscuits are part of our every day.

That's why I recently partnered with Milk-Bone to try out their new Farmer's Medley dog treats. They are full of great ingredients! Below are some of the questions I think about before I buy treats for my dog.

My family and I take steps to snack smart throughout the day and I didn't want to leave Fido out. So I went on the hunt for a dog treat with the best ingredients, such as real meat and vegetables that would support my dog's eating habits. Milk-Bone Farmer's Medley dog biscuits are a great choice—and our dog loves them too!

Milk-Bone's Farmer's Medley treats contain simple ingredients, so I can rest assured that we are giving the best product to our dog. The treats are made with real US-sourced beef, chicken, turkey, or lamb and vegetables. And I am excited about the grain-free options (though Fido loves the whole-grain treats too)! I feel good about feeding these biscuits to my dog everyday.

Many quality dog treats can be pricey and can have you guessing if your choice was worth the big bucks. Milk-Bone Farmer's Medley dog treats provide the same quality ingredients found in premium dog biscuits, but at an affordable price. So you don't have to worry about breaking the bank by spending a lot on premium treat options for your dog.

If you haven't tried Milk-Bone's Farmer's Medley dog biscuits yet, National Dog Biscuit Day (February 23) is the perfect day to do so. I would love to hear your own reason for choosing treats for your dog in the comments below.

To learn more about Milk-Bone Farmer's Medley dog treats (and where you can find them near you), head over to http://bit.ly/2kWO7Oi-cassandramplace .

I received complimentary product.