Saturday, November 16, 2013

Zevia Review and Giveaway Enter Here for FREE soda
What is Zevia?
Soda. Pretty plain and simply, Zevia is soda but smarter. Zevia was created with the miracle ingredient, stevia, which makes it all natural and zero calories. Never any sugar or artificial sweeteners mean it’s a healthier soda for you and those that you love.
Cassandra's Review- Zevia Zero Calorie Soda has a unique taste.  I love the all natural aspect and the more healthy choice it provides. Your family can enjoy this without worry of calorie intake. Zevia comes in all different flavors so that everyone can find a favorite. It has a super carbonation and should always be consumed as cold as you can get it without freezing of course.
"Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one copy of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." 

Ozeri Touch II Professional Digital Kitchen Scale, with Microban® Antimicrobial Product Protection Review

  • Industry exclusive scale features Microban® antimicrobial product protection that helps prevent the growth of stain and odor-causing bacteria.
  • Boasts 2 advanced touch sensitive buttons, 4 high precision GFX sensors, and a large Blue Backlit LCD screen with a capacity range of 0.1 oz to 11.2 lb or 1 g to 5100 g.
  • Award-winning thin design is infused with Microban® antimicrobial technology to provide an added level of protection that won't ever wear away.
  • Precision tare feature automatically subtracts the weight of the container providing the net weight of the ingredients; easy unit button instantly converts between lb/oz, kg/g, fl.oz., ml.
  • Includes 2 Lithium Batteries and an Easy Access Battery Compartment (no screwdriver needed).

 Ozeri Touch II Professional Digital Kitchen Scale, with Microban® Antimicrobial Product Protection Review 

  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.5 x 9.1 inches ; 1.5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
The Ozeri Touch II Professional Digital Kitchen Scale with Microban® Antimicrobial Product Protection is the industry's first kitchen scale to include antimicrobial protection that disrupts the growth of bacteria that can cause stains, odors and product deterioration. Infused at the point of manufacturing, Microban® antimicrobial protection works for the lifetime of the scale and helps maintain surface cleanliness. On an unprotected kitchen scale surface, bacteria can double in number every 20 minutes. With the Ozeri Touch II Kitchen Scale, the Microban® antimicrobial protection is built-in to the scale and will never wash off or wear away! The Ozeri Touch II Kitchen Scale combines new advanced touch sensitive buttons, high-precision GFX sensors, and a celebrated design with an elegant reflective white surface. It has a capacity range from a mere 0.1 ounces to 11.2 lbs, or 1 gram to 5100 grams. The Touch II provides measurements in graduations of 1 g or 0.1 oz and it boasts a high-contrast blue backlit LCD screen that is easy to read. Its 4 high precision GFX latest generation sensors deliver superior accuracy and the fastest response times for the quick paced chef. The Ozeri Touch II Digital Kitchen Scale combines all this technology into a contemporary thin design that stands out as a show piece for the modern kitchen. Designed for the culinary perfectionist who desires the best in form and function, the Ozeri Touch II Digital Kitchen also features an automatic Tare button that quickly calculates the net weight of your ingredients by subtracting the container weight, whether the container is a bowl, tray, plate or anything else. The scale also displays results in both the US and metric systems (grams | ounces | pounds | kilograms). The Ozeri Touch II Digital Kitchen Scale comes equipped with 2 Lithium batteries. It provides both Low Battery and Overload indicators, and automatically turns off after 2 minutes of inactivity to preserve battery life.
"Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one copy of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." 

Cssandra's Review -  I was pleased with this scale, it does a great job and is extremely accurate. I love that it has such a great health safety feature .  This is an excellent gift for the holidays and I think anybody could put this fun and easy to use product to great use.  Easy to read  and small enough to not take up too much space.

OraMd Review and Giveaway 3 Winners - Enter Here

OraMD Review and Giveaway Here at Cassandra M's Place we will have 3 Winners. 

100% Pure and Natural
This is the actual bottle the I received and I am holding  it
OraMD is an all natural liquid toothpaste, mouthwash and breath freshener that you will want to purchase now. OraMD is a potent bacteria fighter that is anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory with powerful plaque fighters eliminating the need for chemical laden toothpaste alternatives. This product is also has interdental access, meaning it gets in between the teeth and goes after the bacteria that is hiding in the nooks and crannies of your mouth and gums. This precise formulation of three 100% pure botanical oils of almond, spearmint, and peppermint is designed to kill the bad bacteria that are ravaging your gums. There are 100's of types of these 3 botanical oils and dozens of properties for each type - literally millions of combinations. This is a scientific formula matching the right properties of the right oils and designed specifically to combat the bacteria in your mouth. There's nothing like it on the market - it's fast effective, and leaves a lingering real fresh clean feeling in your mouth unlike anything you have experienced before (see ingredients).

This is such an easy to use product Please be advised that OraMD may taste overwhelmingly stout over the first half dozen uses or so and you will experience a very strong, minty taste. You may want to start out using just a drop or two! This strong “burn” is actually the anti-inflammatory properties killing bacteria and does take about a week to get used to but the “burn” will decrease in time.
This Is the actual bottle with the cap off ready to drop onto a toothbrush

Trusted Health Products has had great success with OraMD over the last 12 years selling over a half million bottles. OraMD – an all-natural liquid toothpaste, mouth rinse and breath freshener - is endorsed by Dr. Tom McGuire, a world-renowned dentist and leading authority on preventive dentistry, and  is also starting to be offered in holistic dental offices nationwide. Please see the attached one-sheet – OraMD’s Key Features, Advantages and Benefits.

“The manufacturer is willing to offer my readers one FREE bottle. They said they would love to have our readers try out OraMD and agreed to send one bottle FREE if our readers would pay a minimal shipping and handling charge. This is a one-time only offer!  They also agreed to include 2 eye-opening reports called 1) “The 6 Hidden Dangers In Toothpaste” and 2) “Why The FDA Requires A Warning Label On Your Toothpaste.”  That’s a total value of over $40.00.  Click here to get your FREE bottle and FREE reports now.”  Everyone that “Likes” OraMD  saves $5 on their first order! Here is the Facebook link
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"Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one copy of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." 

Copy Kids DVD Review and Giveaway Enter Here

Copy Kids DVD 

Copy-Kids is a DVD series designed to get very young children excited about eating fruits and vegetables. 

Simple.  Adorable.  It shows kids having such a good time eating fruits and veggies, that when children watch it they want to join in.

Featuring well-known pediatrician, Dr. Jay Gordon, this product is a positive approach in the quest to get children eating healthy from the start.


Copy Kids Eat Fruit and Vegetables is divided into 12 chapters, each focusing on a different fruit or vegetable. The yummy veggies and fruits include: Bell Peppers, Cucumbers, Carrots, Avocado, Tomatoes, Broccoli, Oranges, Bananas, Raspberries, Strawberries, Apples & Blueberries.
The genesis for the project came when Cai Dixon noticed her young daughter was more willing to try new fruits and vegetables when she saw another child eating them. Bella liked to copy. Dixon wondered if the experience had to be live, or if a video of children eating fruits and vegetables would also work? “It did, and not just with Bella,” recalls Dixon. And so a concept was born: Find children who LOVE to eat fruits and veggies, film them eating them – and make the video available to parents. It’s that simple. Says Dixon, “I never would have expected my child to eat raw broccoli – but she demanded it as soon as she saw another child eating it on TV. Now it is one of her favorite vegetables.”
Selected as one of the 10 Best Audio/Visuals for 2011 by Stevanne Auerbach, PhD. / Dr. Toy. It’s a unique tool for parents who want to encourage healthy eating in their children.
This innovative DVD is engaging & enchanting – kids want to play it over and over as they learn to love these healthy foods. Dixon adds, “Just be sure you have these foods at home – because your kids are going to want to eat what the Copy-Kids are eating.”
Running time: 115 mins
Price: $19.95
Available for sale at
Copy-Kids is a media company producing video that encourages positive habits in young children, by letting them watch and copy other kids. Copy-Kids unique content – online and DVD – helps parents get their children hooked on healthy and positive habits.
Produced for children aged 6 months to 5 years, Copy-Kids debut video is fun and compelling for both children and parents. Subsequent Copy-Kids products will cover other desirable behaviors like Tooth Brushing, Exercising, Tying Shoes, Letter and Number recognition... plus more healthy eating… all taught by kids.
Copy-Kids is building a global media brand that will scale rapidly across all electronic media, in multiple languages. The Los Angeles based founding team has experience launching media business in North America, Europe & Asia.
The Team
Director: Malona P. Badelt is an award winning film director (Chicxulub, Vartan LLP) with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Cinema-Television from the University of Southern California.
Producer: Caroline Dixon has spent 20 years working with young children and is an expert in children's product retailing.
Chief Creative Officer: Klaus Badelt is a distinguished film composer (Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean, Rescue Dawn) who has scored more than 100 feature films.
Producer: Roger Jackson is an executive with a global non-profit, and the former VP Content for MTV online video business iFilm.
Executive Producer: Robyn Klein runs business affairs for Copy-Kids and has particular expertise in children's programming.

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We were approved by the USDA and added to their Education and Training Materials Database for pre-school nutrition:

Cassandra's Review - Copy Kids  DVD-  I was really impressed with this DVD because it not only keeps my children's attention, but it also does its job. The idea of teaching a child this way is really cool. I love that you  do not have  worry that you will always have to have the DVD running to get them to eat. They will remember. They will mimic the behavior from memory once they have watched and eaten. I would love for your family to win this DVD as well so thank you so much for entering to win on my blog Cassandra M's Place.

"Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one copy of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." 

A Bad Mad Sad Day for Mama Bear Giveaway starts Nov 18- ends 12-9 2013

 Thank you for Entering to win at Cassandra M's Place
bad mad
A Bad Mad Sad Day for Mama Bear On a very bad day, Little Bear offers Mama Bear various items to make her feel better, but she's too busy to notice-until he gives her his super, so good, so very special dolly. Silly humor, alliteration, repetition, and onomatopoeia make this a fun read-aloud story. Suggested age range for readers: 3-7
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Praise "Mayra Calvani magically intertwines two generations perspectives of one's bad mad sad day through caring efforts and that together difficulties can be overcome. A Bad Mad Sad Day for Mama Bear is sure to be a delightful time shared by parents and their young muses." --Amazon reviewer "The humor of the story, married with the artwork, leaps off the page. After seeing the illustrations, you can't imagine the story any other way. With so much to read and see on every page, it is truly captivating - a delight for eye and ear." --Amazon reviewer "Enter Mayra Calvani's world with this sweet and funny story about a little bear that wants to help his overwhelmed mom, who is having a bad, sad and mad day. A great story teaching the little ones, in a fun way, that adults aren't perfect and can have bad days too. Children will enjoy the illustrations. A wonderful gift for this upcoming Christmas!" --Amazon reviewer   MayraAuthor Mayra Calvani Mayra Calvani writes fiction and nonfiction for children and adults and has authored over a dozen books, some of which have won awards. Her stories, reviews, interviews and articles have appeared on numerous publications like The Writer, Writer's Journal, Multicultural Review, Bloomsbury Review, and others. She lives in Belgium with her husband of 25+ years, two wonderful kids, and her two beloved pets. When she's not writing, editing, reading or reviewing, she enjoys walking with her dog, traveling, and spending time with her family. She's represented by Serendipity Literary.

  Book Blast Giveaway $50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Ends 12/9/13 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an 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, Not A Writer and sponsored by the authors. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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the Collapsible Deluxe Salad Bowl Giveaway ends 11/30/2013 @ 11:59 pm est

Welcome to the Collapsible Deluxe Salad Bowl Giveaway

Hosted by: SaraLee's Deals Steals & Giveaways

Sponsored by: Smart Planet

Thank you for entering to win at Cassandra M's Place

Salad bowl
Smart Planet carries Household Items with an Eco-friendly twist.
Founded in 1995, for more than 15 years, it has been Smart Planet’s mission to help you live in our planet earth with our Eco-friendly household items.
Smart Planet is an internationally renowned source of innovative and Eco-friendly products that make life more enjoyable.
If it's good for the environment and it's good for business, then it's good for Smart Planet and our partners.
About the Collapsible Deluxe Salad Bowl:
•Silicone Base is Microwave and Dishwasher Safe. Lid is not Microwave or Dishwasher Safe.
•Expands to Double the size, push down to collapse and store at half the size.
•Has 2 inner compartments.
•Includes a dressing container, toppings tray and a reusable spork utensil that stores in the lid!
•Available in 4 fun colors (Blue, Pink, Green & Orange)!
• Sells for $17.99
Now for the giveaway: One lucky person will win a Collapsible Deluxe Salad Bowl. This is open to US, 18+ and ends 11/30/2013 @ 11:59 pm est. To enter, Simply do the tasks on the Giveaway Tools widget below and you're set to have a chance to win! Remember you can't win if you don't enter.
Good Luck, Thanks for entering!
Disclaimer: Please note that SaraLee's Deals Steals & Giveaways  and  Cassandra M's Place are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize.

Searching for Normal Book Tour

by Alison Neuman

Searching for Normal is a book about following in the great tradition of creative nonfiction. Detailing her personal experience from the onset of a rare and painful illness at the age of three, Alison Neuman recounts her personal journey coming to terms with an ever-shifting conception of 'normality'. The disease having shaped her life in ways most could never imagine, a carefree childhood quickly morphed into a blur of ongoing hospitalizations, increasingly reduced mobility, and overwhelming fatigue and pain. But amidst her constant battles with her health, Alison emerged as a champion. Searching for Normal will leave readers awed by Alison's perseverance and strength of character. Her story serves as a pertinent reminder that 'normal', is in the eye of the beholder.

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Meet the author:

Alison Neuman lives in Alberta, Canada, where she works as a freelance writer. Nearing the end of her studies at Grant MacEwan College, she was inspired to complete the first draft of Ice Rose: A Young Adult Spy Novel. The YA novel integrates her love for gadgetry with the broad imaginative license afforded by the secret agent genre, and features a female protagonist in a wheelchair. It was published in 2010 by Fireside Publications. Alison’s work has appeared in MacEwan Today, Westword, and the Edmonton Journal as well as on three tracks of the CD release, Outside The Window, and as a credit on the script for Cheryl Kaye Tardif's screenplay adaptation of Whale Song. She was also an "Edmonton Stories' top-ten finalist, a winner in the "Expressions of Hunger" in the Emotional Poetry Category (2009), and a nominee for the Northlands Award for Emerging Artist (2012), Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award, and Avenue’s "Top 40 Under 40." Alison was also honoured in 2011 for her human rights work in advocating for the rights of the disabled. One of her greatest achievements is an integrative camp she started for children from all walks of life—both with and without disabilities. Camp Mission Access uses a secret agent theme and activities as children of all abilities complete mission activities. Since 2010, she has been a member of iDANCE Edmonton, performing regularly. A musical version of Searching for Normal, will debut at the Edmonton International Fringe Festival in August 2013. Alison is currently working towards her Master of Arts at Athabasca University and, when time permits, completing her next YA novel.

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Cassandra's review- This book is raw and honest. It is filled to the brim with compassion and struggle. The setting will lead you into emotional roller coaster. In the end this book is an excellent read and should be shared.

The Shrunks Tuckaire Kids Travel Bed Giveaway Ends at 11:59p CST on 11/30

Welcome to The Shrunks - Tuckaire Kids Travel Bed Giveaway Event! 
Thank you for entering to win at Cassandra M's Place

Co-hosted By: Barbara's Beat
Sponsored By: The Shrunks

Planning a trip? The Shrunks is your go to place! The Shrunks carry toddler and kids travel beds for both indoor and outdoor use as well as nap pads for your daycare aged child or preschooler. They also have accessories to accommodate your little one to sleep better when out camping or even just having a sleep over in a nice comfy air mattress that is the perfect size for your little one. Lets not forget about suite cases, The Shrunks have that covered as well! Super cute little "Mini Travel Luggage".

You can read Mami's 3 Little Monkeys review for The Shrunks' Tuckaire Kids Travel Bed here

Giveaway Details!
Prize: One lucky reader will win their own Tuckaire Kids Travel Bed ($99ARV)!
Open to US, CAN, UK & Netherlands!
Runs from November 16th at 12am CST through November 30th at 11:59pm CST
Enter to win by simply fulfilling as many or as little entries in the Giveaway Tools form below. All entries are option, but please be sure to at least show our sponsor, The Shrunks, some love on their social media sites! 
Verification/Winner Notification: One winner will be chosen by random through the GT entry form, winner's winning entry will be verified and the winner will be notified via email, in which he/she will have 48 hours in which to respond to or a new winner will be chosen.
Good Luck! 

Disclosure: Cassandra M's Place and all other participating bloggers have not been compensated for this post nor are they responsible for the fulfillment of the prize. If you have any questions or would like your product(s) in a similar event please contact Sarh at

Power Rangers Aluminum Scooter Giveaway free/paid blogger opp

Power Rangers Aluminum Scooter Giveaway

FREE blogger opportunity with paid options.

Prize: 1 winner open to USA Only!

Giveaway Dates: November 20 - December 21

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