Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Bjingles Baby Heartbeat Monitor Giveaway


Welcome to the Bjingles Baby Heartbeat Monitor

Giveaway!

1 winner

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This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 2/14/18. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to julie.talesfromasouthernmom 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 take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

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Women's Fermented Multi Supplement

Women's Fermented Multi
Introducing a Women’s Multivitamin Made from Whole Foods, Organic Herbs and Fermented Vitamins
Women have specialized needs, so they deserve a multivitamin and mineral supplement that supports them—in a real food, fermented form. Among other things, my specially formulated Women’s Fermented Multi Offers:

Nutrients from Real Food and Fermented Herbs
Vitamin D3 and Vitamin K
A special Organic Women’s Botanical Blend
Chromium
Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin—a highly absorbable, active, natural form of B12—like the B12 in the body.) Vitamin B12 is known as the “memory vitamin,” and is water-soluble, so it needs to be replenished.
 Along with vitamin B12, other B vitamins (vitamin B complex) to support healthy energy levels.†

Real Food
Sprouted and Fermented Ingredients
Non GMO
Probiotic-Fermented Vitamins
Enzyme-Activated Minerals
At least 100% DV of 6 Key Nutrients (per serving)
B Vitamins
80mcg Fermented Folic Acid (per serving)
Features Organic Women’s Botanical Blend

I received complimentary product.




Yahooty Who An Illustrated Participa-STORY for the Whole Family

Excitement is soaring for Yahooty Who?™, brand new children’s book and media property, that teaches kids to think about and investigate the world in a way no other book has.

The authors call Yahooty Who?™ a “participa-STORY,” and explain that it is characterized by participation between parents and children. Designed to be an interactive with opportunities for children to call out in response, each Yahooty box set includes a Yahooty doll and a beautiful hardcover book. In addition, surprise blind box sock puppets can be added encouraging children and their parents to read, play, and imagine together.

Like children everywhere, Yahooty has a mischievous cuteness that’s hard not to fall in love with. From the way he “borrows” your socks, to the creative sock puppets he leaves behind for children, Yahooty finds his way into the hearts of all who read his story.

“Today, more than ever, parents must consciously raise caring and thoughtful individuals to better our world,” author Jen Oloo says. “As you read the story of Yahooty to your kids, they discover that Yahooty does selfless acts to bring happiness to the hearts of all children. Yahooty Who?™ is a valuable early look into the important lessons of being generous and helpful and also a great way to connect with kids no matter where you are of what time of year it is.”

The main character was inspired by Jen Oloo’s Grandpa Walt, who introduced his grandchildren to Yahooty, an imaginative helper who would play games with the kids. Though Grandpa Walt is now gone, Oloo is grateful that her own children – and children around the world – are still benefiting from the character Grandpa Walt created.

“As parents and influencers of children, we must lead by example and choose stories that help our children grow into adults who value the environment, practice inclusion, have self-respect and bring positive change,” Oloo says. “My co-authors and I believe in the power of education for children through story, characters, and parental interaction.”

You can order the items individually on www.yahootywho.com. The book is also available on Amazon Prime.
      
I received complimentary product.



The truth about Kalu Yala



Here is the truth about kalu Kalu Yala, They are in the process of building the world's most sustainable modern village nestled in the Panamanian rainforest in an ecologically-responsible way. Within the Institute, programs take place in two venues: creating the town's foundation in Kalu Yala, and developing relationships in their neighboring town of San Miguel. All programs will participate in a outdoor valley-based seminar each Monday on the Foundations of Innovation, Creativity, and Sustainability, and many interdisciplinary and cultural programming with be offered. Many programs will collaborate with and learn from Panamanian contacts in various academic fields and esteemed institutions.

Biology: Gain a broad understanding of rainforest systems
Business: Plan, fund, and launch a new company in only two months
Construction Arts: Become adept at post & beam carpentry and structural masonry
Culinary Arts: Work directly with local farms on maintaining a local, seasonal menu
Design Thinking: Combine independent thinking with technical skills
Engineering: Design, build, and test all the systems necessary to support a thriving population
Hospitality: Learn how to manage a visitor experience built around human connection to nature
Media Arts: Reinvent the way we tell stories about sustainability and the world as a whole.
Outdoor Recreation: Enhance your outdoor skills and knowledge out in the field
Political Science: Dive into rural challenges and solutions in Latin America
Public Education & Community Development: Develop effective community-organizing tactics
Public Health & Wellness: Learn what constitutes the wellbeing of individuals and communities
Sustainable Agriculture: Grasp permaculture farm planning & management

Highlights
Sustainable education
Off-the-grid living
Farm-to-Table meals
Design your own project
Free Spanish classes

At Kalu Yala, college students and young professionals are granted the opportunity to apply their passions to the real world. Their student-intern model is a unique opportunity for individuals to learn from highly-qualified instructors while orchestrating one's own adventure. Team members utilize their studies in the search for best practices in sustainability and quality-living.

Unlike other education programs, they insist on exploration.

How selective is this program?

Different semesters have different numbers of people applying and so do different programs. Generally the summer semester has the most people wanting to come, but program popularity can vary a lot from one semester to the next. Overall, though, about 1/4-1/3 will be interviewed after applying, and about 1/4-1/3 of people will be accepted and attend.


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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Games for the winter blues .@pressmantoy .@GoliathGamesUS #familyfriendly

 Googly Eyes

Googly Eyes is the hilarious family game that challenges your vision and leaves you googling for more! Put on the zany, vision-altering google eye glasses and start to draw while your team tries to guess what you’re drawing. Is that an igloo or a turtle? A birthday cake or a fortress? Players take turns drawing and guessing, so everyone gets a chance to wear the glasses. The glasses come with three sets of lenses that range from mild changes to mind-blowing fun, so no one can see (or draw) straight–your vision will bounce off of the lenses. Googly Eyes is a fun twist on classic drawing games that lets players of different ages and skill levels compete on equal terms, since the goggles make it fun and challenging for everyone.
 Build or Boom

The big boss is looking for the best builders in town! Step in line and see who can be the first to bring the blueprint cards to life. Build your structure quickly yet carefully on your platform. Then SMASH your boomer to send your opponent’s structure tumbling. There’s only room for one builder in this town… do you have what it takes? Or will you get boomed on your way to the top?

Helps build STEM skills such as analytical thinking and shape recognition.
Unique game play that doesn’t need batteries!
High-quality components with bright, vibrant colors.
 Cassandra's Review- Build or boom was a lot of fun, the older kids even challenged themselves by using the platform upside down.  This takes skill and balance but you can decide to dynamite or work together to have the most fun.
 Greedy Granny

Take the treats without making a peep with Greedy Granny! Granny loves her sweets, but she’s not so great at sharing. As she snoozes, spin the treat wheel to see which sweet to swipe. Be quiet…one wrong move will wake Granny up and send her teeth flying! Be the first player to collect one of each of her treats to win the game! For 2 to 4 players, ages 4 and up.

Cassandra's Review-- Granny creates a real jumper as she wakes up randomly and spits out her teeth.  It is exciting and fast moving. I like that any skill level can play and it is super easy. 

You’re going to read some really messed up stuff on these cards, and then rank them based on how bad they really are. Is a 3rd degree sunburn better or worse than seeing your father naked? Is it worse than dropping your phone in the toilet? Rank the card, and if our Misery Index agrees with you, you get to keep it. Correctly rank 10 cards and you win.

This game includes:

200 PG-13 friendly (but still pretty awful!) event cards
Fun for the whole family! Giggle your way through a gaggle of disasters
PG-13 friendly instruction manual

Cassandra's Review-  The game actually teaches while you play.  It can show you what is real misery in a plain to see way.  Some of the misery made the kids laugh a bit, but only because of the bizarre factor not the actual misery,   There is no time limit and if the kids are old enough to read as well as reason this is going to be a great game.  Now if your players have an excellent memory for numbers you may only be able to play a few times, but it is still super fun.  

I received complimentary product.

Santa Margherita Sangria Recipe

Recipe Credit: Santa Margherita

SERVINGS: 4

INGREDIENTS

1 bottle of Santa Margherita Chianti Classico Riserva
1 large orange, sliced
1 large apple, chopped
1 large pear, chopped
Seeds of 1 pomegranate
4 cinnamon sticks


DIRECTIONS

Add fruit to a large pitcher.
Top with Santa Margherita Chianti Classico Riserva.
Place in fridge for an hour before serving.
Spoon fruit into glass before pouring wine.
Garnish with cinnamon stick.
Add ice to top (optional).

I received complimentary product. 

Sock Problems Gives Back

Sock Problems is a company that has unique and cool designs that are design to “Sock” world problems from cancer to climate change, and more. 
Sock Autism
Sock Autism
Regular price $20

For 20 years, Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) has been dedicated to autism research, education, evidence-based treatment and community outreach. SARRC is one of few organizations globally providing a lifetime of services for individuals and their families while conducting cutting edge research.
Sock Autism
Proceeds from "Puzzle Peace"  is sent to SARRC.


This is a sweet gift for any friend, family member, or loved one that you want to share a bit of love with.

I received complimentary product.

Enter to win a VIP ski getaway to Squaw Valley .@RockinProtein

Enter to win a VIP ski getaway to Squaw Valley, California for two on March 22-25, 2018.

The prize includes two VIP tickets to the Liberty Mutual Insurance NASTAR National Championships, roundtrip airfare for two, three nights lodging, two days of ski lift access for two and enough Rockin’ Protein to keep you fueled all weekend long. The sweeps ends TOMORROW on January 31, 2018

Enter the sweepstakes on Ted Ligety’s Instagram page. To be eligible to win, you have to follow @RockinProtein on Instagram and tag a buddy in the comments of the post.

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Gift Prize Giveaway $182 TRV


Giveaway Dates ~ 1/30 9:00 AM EST through 2/28 11:59PM EST
Disclosure: Love, Mrs. Mommy and all participating bloggers are not held responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. This giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Facebook or any other social media site. The winner will be randomly drawn by Giveaway Tools and will be notified by email. Winner has 48 hours to reply before a replacement winner will be drawn.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Nationwide Debt Reduction Services

I have learned a long time ago not to use credit cards and most of the older generation now knows as well the effects of overspending with the belief that the debt can just be paid off quickly.   

I personally have heard hardships from families that choose to rack up the debt and thought they were not even going to be responsible to pay some of it back or that would allow them to not have to pay it all back.  Some people even go so far as to rack up a huge debt and just file bankruptcy.  While I can only help my own family, I can let my readers know that there are other ways to help you get out of a financial bind.  

Hopefully you can use the service below to achieve your goal of debt relief and lessen the burden or stress of the mounting financial problems.  


Nationwide Debt Reduction Services

Let Nationwide Debt Reduction Services help you take back control of your financial life by using a qualified debt settlement negotiation program.  They can help you settle your debt for less than what you currently owe. You will PAY NO SETTLEMENT FEES until you receive an acceptable settlement offer from your creditors. They will help you settle your debts in a professional manner as they reach agreements with each of your creditors.

Allow their trained debt relief experts to give you a free, no-obligation consultation. Their team can help you review your debt situation to see if you qualify for debt relief.
Nationwide Debt Reduction Services has ongoing relationships with most creditors. With this type of reduction, they are able to help you be debt free in the shortest period of time possible. they only charge a fee AFTER you have received a settlement.

While debt negotiation may affect your credit, it may be a better option than bankruptcy. They are just a phone call away.  Let them help you resolve your credit card debt!

Hours of Operation:
Mon – Fri: 9:00am-6:00pm
Give them a call at (888) 987-1325 and a member of their debt settlement team will be happy to assess your situation and discuss a custom plan that works for you.

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Sunday, January 28, 2018

6Qt Pressure Cooker Giveaway

Welcome To The Living Well With Montel 6Qt Pressure Cooker Giveaway ($100 RV) Ends 2/14!

1 winner


This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 2/14/18. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail 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 take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them!

Enter below and Good Luck!

Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 By John Maxwell Review


Developing the Leader Within You is Dr. Maxwell’s first and most enduring leadership book, having sold more than one million copies. In this Christian Leaders Series edition of this Maxwell classic, you will discover the biblical foundation for leadership that John Maxwell has used as a pastor and business leader for more than forty years. These same principles and practices are available for everyday leaders in every walk of life. It is a lofty calling to lead a group—a family, a church, a nonprofit, a business—and the timeless principles in this book will bring positive change in your life and in the lives of those around you.

You will learn:

The True Definition of Leader. “Leadership is influence.That’s it. Nothing more; nothing less.”

The Traits of Leadership. “Leadership is not an exclusiveclub for those who were ‘born with it.’ The traits that are the raw materialsof leadership can be acquired. Link them up with desire, and nothing can keep youfrom becoming a leader.”

The Difference Between Management and Leadership. “Makingsure the work is done by others is the accomplishment of a manager. Inspiring othersto do better work is the accomplishment of a leader.”

God has called every believer to influence others, to be salt and light. Developing the Leader Within You will equip you to improve your leadership and inspire others.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  There are a more than needed amount of extra words in this book.  The author kind of went on more so then actually give and be done in making points.  Set in a different way this book might have produced simple and easy to follow basics in maybe more of a how to setting. 

Friday, January 26, 2018

Innit is making healthy cooking easier in 2018

New Year's is around the corner, and with it come the overambitious resolutions I'm never able to keep. Each year, like many others, I resolve to be healthier and cook more. But between the time it takes to source recipes to substituting them to fit my family's lifestyle to actually cooking them, my goal always seems out of reach.

That's why I was excited to discover Innit—an eating technology company whose new app facilitates everyday cooking. It does this by connecting all the steps you take to get a meal on the table (something that's never been done before). I had never really thought about how much work goes into creating a meal. But after using the app, I realized just how complicated the whole process is—from actually choosing a recipe to shopping for ingredients to figuring out how to cook it.

When you open the Innit app, it asks you about your dietary preferences, your allergies, likes and dislikes—then, it suggests personalized meals for your entire family. So, it gives you an entire meal rather than just a one recipe. It auto-creates grocery lists to make shopping super easy, and when you're ready to cook, it's got you covered with easy, how-to videos. It even sequences all the instructions to make sure all parts of your meal are done at once!

I was surprised with just how convenient Innit made everything—I was really able to get dinner on the table in 30 minutes every night for a week! I'm definitely going to continue to use it in the New Year.

Here's how Innit is making healthy, everyday cooking easier in 2018:

>> PERSONALIZED MEALS FOR YOUR GOALS
Innit recommends healthy and personalized meals based on your food preferences. Going paleo? Innit has got you covered. Vegan? Delicious recipes await. Love the sound of a Steak and Kale salad but avoiding red meat? Swap out the steak for Salmon and the meal instructions and how-to videos will update seamlessly.

>> HEALTHY MEAL PLANNING, PLANNED
Meal planning is one of the best ways to eat healthy and avoid succumbing to cravings, but it takes time! Innit can do the planning for you, offering you personalized shopping lists, instructions, and step-by-step guides that save you precious time and energy and keep you on track with your goals.


>> CONNECTED APPLIANCES MAKE YOUR KITCHEN SMARTER
Innit connects with GE Appliances and BSH Home Connect technology to turn your smart oven on and off at the appropriate time, sending custom instructions to ensure optimal cooking and notify you when your meal is ready! That means less time in the kitchen, and more time to spend on your other goals, like working out, reading more, or taking more relaxing bubble baths.

Home cooks can download the IOS and Android app for free at www.innit.com, which features meal planning, cooking instructions, and smart shopping lists for healthy meals such as Broccoli Quinoa Bowl, Sesame Nori Mushroom Bowl, and Steak Kale Salad.

How do you cook every day? Let us know in the comments!

I received complimentary product.

Soft Surroundings #LiveSoft

Splendid Springtime - shop the new collection

Soft Surroundings is celebrating another year of helping women to #LiveSoft by hosting an all-day party at our Greensboro store in Friendly Center this Saturday, January 27th, beginning at 10am. We truly appreciate our wonderful customers, and have a very special day planned out for them, including:

A very special FREE GIFT for the first 50 customers at the event
15% off your entire in-store purchase (we never do that!)
Tasty Sips & Sweets for you to enjoy while you shop

Soft Surroundings is devoted to helping women take time out for themselves so that they can look and feel their best. Our stores carry top apparel, beauty and homegoods from our latest collections, which can also be viewed online at www.softsurroundings.com

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Purse Giveaway


Welcome to the Thirty-One Gifts Purse Giveaway!

1 winner

THE GIVEAWAY
This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 2/14/18. 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 take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them!

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

$100 Paypal Cash or $100 Amazon eGift Card Giveaway

 
- Romance is in the Air -
A Month-Long Celebration of Clean Romance
- February 2018 -


  Starting February 1st and running through the entire month of February we will be showcasing 14 fabulous authors. There will be 15 different giveaways, free ebooks and lots of great deals on books. We're starting off with a $100 Kick-Off Giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a $100 Amazon Gift Code or $100 in Paypal Cash.


    Giveaway Details $100 in Paypal Cash or a $100 Amazon.com eGift Card Ends 2/28/18 

 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use money sent via PayPal or gift codes via Amazon.com. 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. This giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the participating authors. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Kinzd Valentine's Day Giveaway

Welcome To The Kinzd Valentine's Day Giveaway (3 Winners) Ends 2/14!

3 winners

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 2/14/18. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail 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 take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them!

Enter below and Good Luck!

The Lost Castle A Split-Time Romance By Kristy Cambron Review

The Lost Castle
A Split-Time Romance
By Kristy Cambron
35554148
Launching a brand-new series, Kristy Cambron explores the collision of past and present as she discovers the ruins of a French castle, long lost to history.

A thirteenth century castle, Chateau de Doux Reves, has been forgotten for generations, left to ruin in a storybook forest nestled deep in France's picturesque Loire Valley. It survived a sacking in the French Revolution, was brought back to life and fashioned into a storybook chateau in the Gilded Age, and was eventually felled and deserted after a disastrous fire in the 1930s.

As Ellie Carver sits by her grandmother's bedside, she hears stories of a castle . . . of lost love and a hidden chapel that played host to a secret fight in the World War II French resistance. But her grandmother is quickly slipping into the locked-down world of Alzheimer's, and Ellie must act fast if she wants to uncover the truth of her family's history.

Sparked by the discovery of a long forgotten family heirloom, Ellie embarks on a journey to French wine country to uncover the mystery surrounding The Sleeping Beauty--the castle so named for Charles Perrault's beloved fairy tale--and unearth its secrets before they're finally silenced by time.

Set in three different time periods--the French Revolution, World War II, and present day--The Lost Castle is a story of loves won and lost, of battles waged, and an enchanted castle that inspired the epic fairy tales time left behind.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- Beauty unfolds in a heart wrenching way.  Buried underneath layers of story there is so much more. I like that the author chose to add heart to the pages of this book and create a place that the reader can fix on while forgetting the rest of the world for just a bit.  

Viral Holiday Website @NatlToday

It’s finally 2018, and I’ve resolved to have more little moments of celebration in the New Year. 

We all look forward to the big celebrations, like Christmas, New Year’s and July 4th. But did you know there are so many other quirky holidays on the calendar just begging to be commemorated? What about a slice of garlic bread for National Garlic Day? Some pet cuddles for National Cat Day?
National Opposite Day – January 25
I’m excited to share that I’ve partnered with viral holiday website National Today to share the ultimate 2018 holiday celebration calendar. Below, you’ll find the most exciting holidays in each month throughout the year — so you can party all year round with me.

I love celebrating at National Today because, not only do they clue me into each month’s holiday—they also give some fun holiday history, facts that will blow my mind, and helpful deals that help me celebrate in style.

Remember to mark these holidays on your calendar, and cheers to a 2018 full of celebration!

JANUARY HOLIDAYS

Here are my favorite January holidays. The careful observer might notice they’re all about food!

National Popcorn Day (Jan. 19)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/national-popcorn-day/
Raise your hand if you’ve eaten an entire bag of popcorn in one sitting (we have).

National Pie Day (Jan. 23)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/national-pie-day/
Did you know pecan is America’s favorite flavor of pie?

National Peanut Butter Day (Jan. 24)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/national-peanut-butter-day/
Which do you prefer: chunky or smooth?

National Chocolate Cake Day (Jan. 27)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/national-chocolate-cake-day/
Devil’s (food) advocates of the world, rejoice!

Chinese New Year (Jan. 28)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/chinese-new-year/
Enjoy double the New Year’s celebrations.


FEBRUARY HOLIDAYS

Here are a couple classic February holidays. Galentine’s Day, anyone?

Groundhog Day (Feb. 2)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/groundhog-day/
Will he see his shadow?

National Pizza Day (Feb. 9)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/national-pizza-day/
Pineapples on pizza, yes or no? The debate rages on.

Galentine’s Day (Feb. 13)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/galentines-day/
This classic holiday was made famous by Parks and Recreation.

Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/valentines-day/
Let’s be real, isn’t all of February pretty much Valentine’s Day?

National Margarita Day (Feb. 22)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/national-margarita-day/
More like marga-need-a.


MARCH HOLIDAYS

Get ready to celebrate these 5 holidays … but remember to beware the Ides of March!

National Pancake Day (Mar. 7)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/national-pancake-day/
‘Pan’ I have a whole plate of these?

International Women’s Day (Mar. 8)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/international-womens-day/
In my book, every day should be Women’s Day.

Ides of March (Mar. 15)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/ides-of-march/
Did you know “ides” actually means “15”?

National Puppy Day (Mar. 23)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/national-puppy-day/
We all deserve a puppy (or five).

Red Nose Day (Mar. 24)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/red-nose-day/
This holiday is huge in the U.K. — it’s comedy relief for charity!


APRIL HOLIDAYS

These are the worst days in April (April Fool’s, they’re the best).

National Beer Day (Apr. 7)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/national-beer-day/
I’m so hoppy we get to celebrate this day.

National Sibling Day (Apr. 10)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/national-siblings-day/
Love or hate them, you’re stuck with them!

Tax Day (Apr. 18)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/tax-day/
Tax Day might be one of the most dreaded days of the year … but it still deserves some love!

Earth Day (Apr. 22)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/earth-day/
I’m going to be hugging plenty of trees today.

Arbor Day (Apr. 28)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/arbor-day/
If you missed Earth Day, here’s another opportunity to connect with Mother Nature!


MAY HOLIDAYS

This month is all about the classic occasions, with the exception of Star Wars Day (but who could leave that one out?!)

May Day (May 1)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/may-day/
In this case, not a phrase of doom, but a joyous celebration!

Star Wars Day (May 4)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/star-wars-day/
May the 4th be with you.

Cinco de Mayo (May 5)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/cinco-de-mayo/
Celebrate, but don’t appropriate.

Mother’s Day (May 14)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/mothers-day/
Consider this your official reminder to call your mother.

Memorial Day (May 29)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/memorial-day/
Did I hear the word barbecue?


JUNE HOLIDAYS

This month, we celebrate some of the most important relationships in our lives—fathers, best friends, and donuts.

National Donut Day (Jun. 2)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/national-donut-day/
Do-nut mess with me before I get my donuts today.

National Best Friends Day (Jun. 8)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/national-best-friends-day/
Now that “bestie-moons” are a thing, I know exactly what I’m doing to celebrate.

Father’s Day (Jun. 18)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/fathers-day/
I’m looking forward to all the dad jokes today.

Summer Solstice (Jun. 20 and 21)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/summer-solstice/
Spend a long day outside with friends!

National Kissing Day (Jun. 24)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/national-kissing-day/
Who will you be kissing today?


JULY HOLIDAYS

Two of my favorite foods are celebrated in this month—ice cream and cheesecake.

Independence Day (Jul. 4)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/independence-day/
If you didn’t get a barbecue on Memorial Day, here’s your chance.

National Ice Cream Day (Jul. 16)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/national-ice-cream-day/
We all scream for ice cream!

National Cousin’s Day (Jul. 24)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/national-cousins-day/
They’re just like siblings … except we love them more (shh).

National Cheesecake Day (Jul. 30)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/national-cheesecake-day/
Do it for the grahm.

National Dance Day (Jul. 30)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/national-dance-day/
Just don’t dance right after you eat cheesecake.


AUGUST HOLIDAYS

This month is the season of celebrating summer drinks — have a beer or lemonade on me!

National Girlfriend Day (Aug. 1)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/national-girlfriends-day/
Don’t worry, boyfriends also have their day — it’s in October.

International Beer Day (Aug. 4)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/international-beer-day/
Do you like dark or light beers?

National Friendship Day (Aug. 7)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/national-friendship-day/
We’re so lucky to celebrate all types of relationships in August — not just significant others.

National Lemonade Day (Aug. 20)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/national-lemonade-day/
Not just a classic Beyonce album.

National Dog Day (Aug. 26)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/national-dog-day/
You officially have permission to show your friends 25 dog pics in a row.


SEPTEMBER HOLIDAYS

This month truly contains the most important day of the year: National Coffee Day. Bless the three cups a day that keep me running!

Labor Day (Sept. 4)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/labor-day/
Find out some of the most exciting activities to fill your day off!

Constitution Day (Sept. 17)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/constitution-day/
This document truly defines America — we think that deserves a celebration.

Fall Equinox (Sept. 22)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/fall-equinox/
Give thanks for the longest day of the year, and get your sweaters ready as the days start getting shorter.

National Pancake Day (Sept. 26)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/national-pancake-day/
Do you like your pancakes with butter or syrup best?

National Coffee Day (Sept. 29)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/national-coffee-day/
Ah, the nectar of life — the wonderful liquid that keeps America sane.


OCTOBER HOLIDAYS

Trick or treat! These are some of my favorite holidays in the leadup to Halloween.

National Boyfriend Day (Oct. 3)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/national-boyfriend-day/
It’s Bae Dae #2 — did you celebrate National Girlfriend Day?

Columbus Day (Oct. 9)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/columbus-day/
Also called Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

Boss’s Day (Oct. 16)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/national-bosss-day/
We spend every day with them, but have you stopped to think about what makes them so special?

Sweetest Day (Oct. 21)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/columbus-day/
Learn about this little known candy holiday, and spread the celebration beyond the Midwest.

Halloween (Oct. 31)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/halloween/
Trick or treat, smell my feet!


NOVEMBER HOLIDAYS

I enjoy all the shopping holidays November brings … so I included all of them below!

Veteran’s Day (Nov. 11)
On Veteran’s Day, we commemorate those brave soldiers who fought for our freedom.

Thanksgiving (Nov. 23)
Do you actually know how this classic holiday started? Its origins might surprise you.

Black Friday (Nov. 24)
Everyone knows about it, but do you know the best deals? National Today does.

Cyber Monday (Nov. 27)
If shopping in stores stresses you out, shop without pants on with some of National Today’s featured promotions.

Giving Tuesday (Nov. 28)
This little known holiday encourages people to give to their favorite charities.


DECEMBER HOLIDAYS

It might be the end of the year, but you can still fit in lots more holiday celebration before the New Year!

National Ice Cream Day (Dec. 13)
As if you needed a reason to celebrate America’s favorite food!

Winter Solstice (Dec. 21)
Did you know Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year?

Festivus (Dec. 23)
It all started with a Seinfeld quote — “A Festivus for the rest of us!”

Christmas (Dec. 25)
One of America’s most treasured holidays, you’ll find ideas to make the celebration even more special here.

New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31)
Which sparkly outfit will you wear to celebrate?
  
I received complimentary product.

Very Veggie Bedtime Prayers Review .@WorthyPub #WorthyKidsIdeals

Very Veggie Bedtime Prayers  -     By: Pamela Kennedy, Anne Kennedy Brady
    Illustrated By: Lisa Reed
Very Veggie Bedtime Prayers
By: Pamela Kennedy, Anne Kennedy Brady
Illustrated By: Lisa Reed
WORTHYKIDS/IDEALS / 2018 / HARDCOVER

Publisher's Description

This new VeggieTales book of bedtime prayers is perfect for easing the daily transition from playtime to sweet dreams. These rhyming, toddler-friendly prayers will help teach little ones the importance of talking to God every day. Colorful illustrations of familiar VeggieTales characters accompany the short, easily understood prayers.

 This collection is designed to help children reflect on their day and anticipate the day to come, with requests and gratitude for God’s guidance. With its soft padded cover and convenient size, this book is the perfect way to teach children about prayer and the ways God cares for us through the day—and as we sleep.

Author Bio

Pamela Kennedy has authored more than thirty books for children. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, playing with her grandchildren, and exploring the beaches of Puget Sound. Pam and her husband live in Seattle, Washington.

Anne Kennedy Brady lives in Chicago with her husband and their young son. She’s written half a dozen books, including several with her mother, Pamela Kennedy. When she’s not writing, Anne enjoys cooking and taking long city walks with her family in search of the perfect deep-dish pizza.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- A very short and easy to read children's book that most younger kids will love.   The illustrations are wonderful, bright and very easy to catch your little ones eye.   The super short prayers are great for any faith based family to enjoy together. 

Monday, January 22, 2018

Desert Harvest Aloe Vera Gelé

Most people don’t realize Aloe Vera is a much healthier option than traditional skin care products that include chemicals and additives that can damage your skin.
Aloe Vera Gele
Aloe Vera has anti-inflammatory properties that help in treating blemishes, acne, minor cuts or wound, a burn or a rash. It also softens dead skin cells and makes the skin smooth. It gets rid of signs of ageing like fine lines and appearance of wrinkles and relieves itching too.

This Aloe Vera is at the top of the line, and here’s why:

Gele is 80% concentrated Aloe Vera
No added chemicals
Non-comedogenic
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I received complimentary product.



Come Clean Soap

All Natural and Organic Soap that is healthy and good for your Family’s Skin.
Squirrel
coconut oil + plant based glycerin + essential oils

Come Clean Soap gently cleans away environmental dirt, oil and makeup.  

Each bar of Come Clean Soap produces a big bubble, creamy lather that you will love.

For a fresh face, cleanse with our Holistic Bars made with of clays, seeds, herbs and essential oils

With delight and gratitude, Come Clean Soap.

Each soap is hand-poured directly into individual packaging with untouched curing.

Made in sunny Las Vegas, USA.

Cruelty Free 🐰
Paraben Free 🚫
Gluten Free 🍞
Made in the USA 🇺🇸

I received complimentary product.


Crazy Cups Brand Snickerdoodle flavored Coffee


CRAZY CUPS SNICKERDOODLE NATURALLY FLAVORED COFFEE SINGLE SERVE CUPS

Snickerdoodle flavored coffee.  Snickerdoodle is a funny-sounding name, but this is some seriously tasty stuff. 

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 received complimentary product.


Teleflora's Valentine's Day $75 Gift Certificate Giveaway


Welcome to the Teleflora's Valentine's Day $75 Gift Certificate Giveaway!

1 winner - certificate must be used by 2/12/18

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 2/14/18. The winners will have 24 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 take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

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Never Be Cold Again Giveaway


Welcome to the Never Be Cold Again Giveaway!

1 winner

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 2/14/18. 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 take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

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Portable Airbed Giveaway


Welcome to the yeacar Portable Airbed Giveaway!

2 winners


This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 2/14/18. 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 take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

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Valentine's Day Grand Prize Giveaway

Welcome to the Valentine's Day Gift Guide Grand Prize Giveaway!

Almost $700 RV in prizes!

3 winners

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 and the sponsors in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 2/14/18. 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 take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

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Hawkey Goly Men Sport Watches Giveaway


Welcome to the Hawkey Goly Men Sport Watches Giveaway!

6 winners

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 2/14/18. 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 take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Readydesk ~ Adjustable Standing Desk Giveaway

Welcome To The Readydesk ~ Adjustable Standing Desk Giveaway! $170 RV

1 winner

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 2/14/18. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail 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 Melissa Cushing at mcushing7 (at)hotmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Stronger than the Struggle By Havilah Cunnington Review

Stronger than the Struggle
Uncomplicating Your Spiritual Battle
By Havilah Cunnington
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"Why do I still struggle if I'm faithfully following God?"

We all face challenges. On any given day, the problems of real life can take our breaths away. Our marriages, finances, relationships, and health are regular struggles, and that's just the beginning. Doesn't the Bible say the war has already been won? So why do we still battle?

In a down-to-earth, let’s-get-real approach, popular Bible teacher Havilah Cunnington cuts through the confusion and shows us how to

Discern whether we’re dealing with battles within ourselves, resistance from God, or genuine fights with the Devil.

Throw off misconceptions about spiritual warfare, and understand what Jesus really said about our spiritual authority and the certainty we have in him.

Ask the right questions and build a realistic battle plan to win one day at a time.

With humor and honesty, Cunnington lays out practical tools to thrive in the face of hardship, enabling us to walk forward in the confidence that, because of Jesus, we really are stronger than the struggle.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  The book is going to be hit or miss depending on your beliefs.  If you love and know God this is going to be a really wonderful read.  If you have faith and believe, this book is going to give you so much spiritual love, guidance and value.  You do have to take time to read it and value what you think is right in the wording of the author. 

The Crooked Path By Irma Joubert Review

The Crooked Path
By Irma Joubert
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From the bestselling author of The Girl From the Train, comes another compelling coming of age story of delayed love, loss, and reconciliation in WWII-era South Africa.

Lettie has always felt different from and overshadowed by the women around her– this friend is richer, that friend is more beautiful, those friends are closer. Still, she doesn’t let this hold her back. She works hard to apply her mind, trying to compensate for her perceived lack of beauty with diligent academic work and a successful career as a doctor. She learns to treasure her friendships, but she still wonders if any man will ever return her interest.

Marco’s experience in the second world war have robbed him of love and health. When winters in his native Italy prove dangerous to his health even after the war has ended, he moves to South Africa to be with his brother, husband to one of Lettie’s best friends. Marco is Lettie’s first patient, and their relationship grows as she aids him on the road back to restored health.

In the company of beloved characters from The Child of the River, Marco and Lettie find a happiness that neither of them thought possible. With that joy comes pain and loss, but Lettie learns that life—while perhaps a crooked path—is always a journey worth taking. 

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  A sweet and sometimes sour romance in an older era, that will have fans of the genre reading late into the night.   It is written with a wisp of creative character with settings that will easily please the reader. 


Breaking Cover by Michele Rigby Assad Review

Breaking Cover: My Secret Life in the CIA and What It Taught Me about What's Worth Fighting for
by Michele Rigby Assad
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The CIA is looking for walking contradictions. Recruiters seek people who can keep a secret, yet pull classified information out of others; who love their country, but are willing to leave it behind to head into dangerous places; who live double lives, but can be trusted with some of the nation's most highly sensitive tasks.

Michele Rigby Assad was one of those people.

As a CIA agent, Michele soon found that working undercover was an all-encompassing job. The threats were real. The mission was a perilous one. Trained as a counterterrorism expert, Michele spent over a decade in the agency--a woman leading some of the most highly skilled operatives on the planet, secretly serving in some the most treacherous areas of the Middle East. But deep inside, Michele wondered: Could she really do this job? Was she in the right place at the right time, or had she misunderstood what she thought was God's calling on her life? Did she have what it would take to survive?

The answer came when Michele faced a life-or-death choice--one that had secretly been the plan for her all along.

In Breaking Cover, Michele has at last been cleared to drop cover and tell her story: one of incredible struggle; of thwarted plans and expectations; and most of all, of discovering a faith greater than all her fears.

Cassandra's Review Q&A-

- What did you like about the book and why?  I like the openness and willingness of the author to share about secrets that most people would not especially working for the CIA. 

- What did you not like about the book and why?  The book is centered around God which is perfect for faith based readers, so while I enjoyed it, some may not. 

- What did you learn?  The author was and still is very strong in her mind and spirit. 

- To whom would you recommend this book and why?  Someone who has a thirst for knowledge of the inner working of things far greater then they could imagine. 

I received a complimentary copy.


Spice Islands Spices

Spice Islands is a 75 year old premium line of seasons that ensures that the highest quality flavors are always added to your dishes.

  Not all spices are created equal and Spice Islands Spice Islands® premium spices and seasonings adhere to strict specifications to ensure high volatile oil levels, meaning a higher quality and more flavorful product.

  From cultivating long term relationships with farmers throughout the world, to handpicking many of the spices, to maintaining traditions of drying many of the herbs and spices in the sun - tender care is put into each harvest to ensure the highest quality product. 

I received complimentary product.

Some standouts from the Spice Islands® line up sourced from all over the world include:

Pumpkin Pie Spice – A warmly sweet blend of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, mace and cloves, Spice Islands® pumpkin pie spice captures the quintessential flavor of pumpkin pie. Not only does it give pumpkin pie a premium twist, but it can also be added to pancakes, apples or to make delicious seasonal drinks.  (See Pumpkin Pie recipe, below.)



Dill Weed—Spice Islands® Dill Weed looks different than others as we wait until the plant blooms before harvesting. This is when the plant reaches its peak in flavor and why you’ll see little yellow flower buds in each bottle

Bay Leaves—Spice Islands® sources a unique genus of Bay Leaf with a vibrant look and even more vibrant flavor than other burnt bay leaves in the market

Cumin— Spice Islands® cryogenically freezes Cumin Seed before milling to capture every bit of flavor for the finished product

Garlic Powder—Spice Islands® grinds Garlic to a true powder to release more flavor, unlike many Garlic Powders on the market that are really granulated and add grit to recipes, Spice Islands® Garlic Powder has the consistency of flour and incorporates easily into recipes

Saigon Cinnamon—Sourced from a different region than other cinnamons on the market, Spice Islands® Saigon Cinnamon has a red-hot candy flavor rather than the subtle woody flavor of traditional cinnamon

Turmeric—A hot trending spice due to its many great qualities, Turmeric is from the Ginger family and can be added to diets in numerous ways, including sprinkled on eggs, added to shakes, or as the star of our Golden Milk Latte recipe

These spices join the full line that includes Black and White Pepper, Capsicums, Rosemary, Thyme, Marjoram, Sage, Oregano, Basil, Parsley and more.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Judah's Wife: A Novel of the Maccabees by Angela Hunt Review

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Seeking peace and safety after a hard childhood, Leah marries Judah, a strong and gentle man, and for the first time in her life Leah believes she can rest easily. But the land is ruled by Antiochus IV, descended from one of Alexander the Great's generals, and when he issues a decree that all Jews are to conform to Syrian laws upon pain of death, devout Jews risk everything to follow the law of Moses.

Judah's father resists the decree, igniting a war that will cost him his life. But before dying, he commands his son to pick up his sword and continue the fight--or bear responsibility for the obliteration of the land of Judah. Leah, who wants nothing but peace, struggles with her husband's decision--what kind of God would destroy the peace she has sought for so long?

The miraculous story of the courageous Maccabees is told through the eyes of Judah's wife, who learns that love requires courage . . . and sacrifice.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  I found the book to be a bit hard to follow with almost two stories being told at once.  The sequence just was not appealing.  The story was one more retold than invented and so not super original.   It is historical fiction but the author has incorporated God to make it a faith based book as well.   There is so much more to this book then just a story, but I was not super taken with it. 

Monat Hair Shampoo and Conditioner Review

Revive Shampoo
Sku#10058000
You Pay: $35.00

A gentle volumizing cleanser that delivers body to fine and limp hair. Penetrates and supports the scalp while helping boost natural hair growth and improving follicle strength to assist in reducing hair thinning. Gives hair a touchably soft and youthful look. Safe to use on colored and/or chemically treated hair and extensions.

Check out the Monat site for other products.

Revitalize Conditioner
Sku#10066000
You Pay: $47.00

A gentle volumizing conditioner for fine, limp and lifeless hair that penetrates and nurtures the scalp while helping boost natural growth, improve follicle strength, and reduce hair thinning. Delivers weightless moisture and vital nutrients to help plump and energize hair from roots to ends. Fine, flat hair is left touchably soft, shiny, and youthful. Safe to use on colored or chemically treated hair and extensions

I received complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review-  I enjoyed the consistency of the products and how easy they are to apply without being super runny.  The texture makes it easy to blend in to my hair follicles.  The scent is not amazing, but it is better than most and does last even after my hair was rinsed and dried. 

Good Clean Love Gifts for Valentines Day

Give your partner the gift of organic pleasure this Valentine’s Day. Good Clean Love’s personal lubricants, love oils, and fragrances are made with all natural ingredients. 

While other intimate products contain heavily concentrated petrochemical ingredients that disrupt the natural salt balance and immune protection in your private area and have proven harmful to skin.

 Good Clean Love offers the below natural products as a great solution and a perfect gift for your Valentine!

Almost Naked ($15.99):

· Made with aloe Vera and agar (seaweed)

· Responds to your own internal moisture

· Dries without any sticky cleanups



Bio-Match Restore ($19.99:

. Naturally deodorizing and moisturizing

. No petrochemicals, no parabens, no hormones

. Compact and complete with hands-free applicator



Caribbean Rose Love Oil ($16.99):

· Made with pure, high-quality essential oils sourced from all over the world

· Made from organic and wild crafted oils whenever possible

· Free of petrochemicals, parabens, and glycerin

· Safe to use all over your body

· Nourishing to the skin

· 100% Vegan & Cruelty-free



Myth & Legends Fragrance ($2.50- $99.99):

· Petrochemical-, solvent-, and fixative-free

· Responds to your unique body chemistry

· A healthy alternative to synthetic fragrances

I received complimentary product.


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Bluetooth Headphones Giveaway


Welcome to the Listen In Comfort Giveaway!

5 winners

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 2/14/18. 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 take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them!

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Cookbook Bundle Giveaway

Welcome to the New Year ~ New You Cookbook Bundle Giveaway! (1 Winner - 3 Delicious Healthy Cookbooks) !

1 winner

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 2/14/18. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail 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 take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them!

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Caru, Eazee by Foolee and Barkworthies Dog & Cat Products

The Eazee by Foolee Click & Brush deshedding tool for dogs and cats is a safer, gentler and more stylish grooming alternative. Unlike ordinary metal deshedding tools, the Eazee by Foolee Click & Brush features a composite plastic comb with smooth, rounded teeth.

The head and contoured handle are precisely balanced and users can adjust the deshedding comb depth for either short or long hair by simply sliding a button. Plus, the handle on the Click & Brush system accommodates the company’s variety of accessories to fit any grooming need.
Made in a human food plant in the USA and with 100-percent human grade ingredients, the new Daily Dish Stews from Caru Pet Food look, smell, and taste like a home cooked meal. The protein in these stews comes from meat and/or poultry, as well as chickpeas, flaxseed and egg whites.

 These delicious stews are made with non-GMO ingredients and do not contain any wheat, gluten, soy ingredients or animal by-products. Plus, they're packed in 12.5-ounce Tetra Pak cartons, BPA-free sustainable packaging that keeps the stews fresh without preservatives. 

These stews make for the perfect stocking stuffer for those looking to give their pups a home cooked meal this holiday season and they're perfect for holiday travel!


Caru's Natural Treats for Cats are made with real poultry or fish as the first ingredient. Each bite-sized snack is packed with high quality protein and does not contain any wheat, gluten, corn or soy ingredients (no ingredients from China). Plus, these tasty morsels, which are made in the United States, are carefully prepared in small batches and naturally preserved.
Made with real meat, plus superfood ingredients like blueberries, carrots and pumpkin, the Superfood Jerky treats from Barkworthies help support muscle growth and development. Rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber, they also support the digestive system, as well as promote anti-inflammation and dental health.


I received complimentary product.