Thursday, July 31, 2014

Prize Candle Review #TMMPrizeCandle

I received complimentary product thanks to :#TMMPrizeCandle

 The Prize Candle story began with the collaboration of a team that shared a passion to create an eco-conscious candle line that is sophisticated and refined, yet, affordable & festive. Pulling their talents from the fashion, design and tech industry to develop Prize Candle, the result is a beautifully packaged, all natural soy wax candle in fragrances that will enhance your environment with the added bonus of a prize in every candle!
 This is the beautiful package my Jasmine Neroli Candle came in.

The Jasmine Neroli scent recalls walks in Mediterranean gardens blooming with delicate Jasmine combined with the scent of sweet Neroli oil cultivated from orange tree blossoms. A must have for every candle lover!

A sensual floral fragrance
with notes of exhilarating Jasmine
white florals
with a touch of musk
Prize Candles are unsurpassed in quality providing a beautiful texture and clean burn.Thier 9 oz candles are all natural ​pure premium ​ ​soy wax candles produced in the USA and our soy is domestically grown; in addition their vegetable dipped wicks are 100% cotton.

The candles & fragrances do NOT contain any parabens, ammonia, chlorine or lauramide DEA & are pesticide-free!-- ​Feel good about purchasing ​an ecologically sound, ​and ​sustainable, Prize Candle​​!

All natural soy candles can be affected by hot & cold temperatures and may show characteristics of sweating, frosting and shrinking. This is common with soy candles and in no way hinders the quality of the product. Simply allow your Prize Candle to return to room temperature after opening and enjoy!
 You will notice the strong beautiful smell as soon as you open the box.  The candle wax is almost soft to the touch.
 Here is the bottom of the candle
 Now for the magic, I lit and was super excited to see what kind of ring was inside.
 I was waiting
 and waiting
 and then I looked at the candle and realized there was a strip of silver tape about half way down on the outside of the glass.  I surmised that the ring must be in that are. So with the help of a plastic spoon and needle nose pliers, I was able to fish it out of the very soft and great smelling wax.  You could wait for hours, but I did not.
 The ring was encased in plastic and sealed in a small zip lock bag. Be careful not to lose the little paper that comes with it because that has the code to enter at the site to see your ring appraisal. 
 My hands were a bit waxy but smelled wanderful.
 Here is the cleaned up ring. It was exactly my size and a pretty emerald green.
I went immediately online and checked my code.  End result I was able to try a beautiful product, and receive a ring in my size worth 25.00.  Now if I did pay for the candle, the ring would have reimbursed me so it is like getting two gifts for one price.

I would love to be gifted more of these candles as they could become addicting and  there is still a 5,000.00 ring out there for someone to receive.  Thanks again to TasteMaker Mom and Prize Candle for this really cool experience and gift!

JOSH’S WALL by Cliff Ashpaugh Review

List $8.99 Paperback: 198 pages Publisher: Spout Hill Press (July 1, 2014)
ISBN-10: 0615987729 ISBN-13: 978-0615987729

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Do Fathers Turn Their Sons into Bullies?
Debut Novella Explores Father-Son Relationships & the Making of Men
We hear the heart-rending news reports all too frequently about the consequences of children and teens mercilessly taunting and in some cases, physically harming others as a result of bullying behavior. 
What causes children, particularly boys, to act out with such violence and aggression? 
News reports suggest that parental involvement, especially that of fathers, could help solve this crisis. 
But what if the father-son relationship is the root of the problem?    
Set in the early 1960s in the wilds of San Gabriel Valley, JOSH’S WALL by Cliff Ashpaugh (Spout Hill Press; July 2014) is a coming-of-age story about a boy who wakes up to a world of bullies, liars, and strangers—including himself.  Told as a story—which the grownup Josh presents to his eleven-year-old son as a gift before disaster—within a story, JOSH’S WALL mixes fun reading with serious consciousness-raising.
At age six, Joshua Crass is reborn—after nearly dying from an allergic reaction to penicillin. Struggling with lingering anemia and amnesia, he leaves the hospital with three people—Mom, Dad, and brother Sammy—who might as well be Martians. Apart from his beloved Nanny (the only family member he remembers), Josh feels like an orphan in his own home. School is worse. Most kids avoid him; one boy—two grades ahead and a few heads taller—harasses and hits him. His teachers stick to textbook American history (which, as he learns after a bold trip to the adults-only section of the library, leaves out horrific truths) and grade on a curve of favoritism.
Josh’s strange new life takes a dramatic turn when he becomes a master at karate. His surge in power opens doors to financial success (as a pencil entrepreneur), romance, and controversy. After a life-shattering accident and a light-bulb flash of memory, Josh learns a huge life lesson: the ability to take down bigger bullies doesn’t make him a better person.                                                                          
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Cliff Ashpaugh grew up in the wilds of the 1970s San Gabriel Valley, dodging bullets while driving around in his 1964 Pontiac low-rider. Since then, he’s progressed from low-riders to motorcycles to airplanes to scuba diving to sailboats. You can usually find him today stretched out on the deck of his thirty-two foot blue-water sailing cruiser that he calls home, flinging a bottle of Martell XO Supreme around for all to partake. After performing his patriotic duty for six years in the Air Force, where he worked on nuclear minuteman missile silos in South Dakota, he returned to Southern California and school in the early eighties. He soon suspicioned he had a gift for writing after flunking his first attempt at Freshman Composition. Since then, he’s won a few literary awards, including five in the last year, has published in magazines, has organized and moderated writing critic groups, and has participated as a guest speaker at literary events.
Interview Q& A with Cliff Ashpaugh, author of JOSH’S WALL
1.    Bullying is a big problem in our society.  How should bullies be confronted or stopped?
Views on bullying are as wide and varied as those in our political system. Solutions offered include everything from programs to teach children social skills to those that focus on learning how to fight back.  Some even think that bullies are helping by enforcing the rules of proper conduct on their victims, and that urging students to be accepting of those who are different is leading to the weakening of America.  When thoughtful and responsible people stand up and demand everyone be treated with dignity and respect we will begin to take steps forward as a civilization.  It happened in the free speech movement.  It happened in the civil rights movement.  It happened when we protested the Vietnam war. It can happen again with bullying.
2.  Parents are often times not aware that their own children are bullies.  What signs should parents be looking for?  Are parents the cause of their kids’ behavior?
In our modern world making life happen on a day to day basis often gets in the way of paying positive attention to our children.  There is the job, the house, the meals, the shopping, the homework.  Pay attention to your children.  Are they being exclusive?  Do they continue inappropriate behavior even when told to stop? Are they too concerned with being popular?  Do they frequently tease or demonstrate intolerance for others?  Do they play extremely aggressive games or hurt animals? If the answers to these questions are generally yes, then you just might have a bully on yours hands.
Parents can be a part of the creation of a bully by being too overbearing/strict as well as by being too permissive.  If parents solve problems by yelling at and pushing people then so will their children.  If parents are so strict that the child feels no independence, the child’s reaction can be to seek power in other ways like becoming a bully.  Children who have no limits at home can become out of control. This could mean a spoiled child pushing around smaller children to get their own way.  Again I say, pay positive attention to your child and be the kind of person they can admire.
3. You emphasize the importance of the father-son relationship and how fathers raise their sons to be men.  Do fathers perpetuate a culture of violence by encouraging and teaching their kids to fight and to not be “crybabies?”
I modeled Josh's father after my own departed dad who I loved very much even though he smoked cigarettes like there was no tomorrow, guzzled beer like there was no today, and enjoyed flinging his favorite expression "Shit-fire" around more times than I could ever count. He was also supportive of my endeavors and raised me to believe that anything can be accomplished if you set your mind to it. He entered me into karate when I was having bully problems at school as if that was the only solution. That's when I discovered that knowing how to fight doesn't stop the fighting because there's always going to be somebody around who thinks they're better than you. Violence begets violence whether it's passed down from father to son or peer to peer. As far as the crying goes, yes, it was looked down upon in my household, sometimes even punished. The problem is endemic because I doubt my father was unique in that regard.
4. Learning to defend one’s self is important, but is it an appropriate effective strategy for young victims confronted with a bully?
There are many alternatives, all non-violent, and all such paths should be explored before resorting to any form of violence to solve a problem. I didn't learn this lesson until I entered my later teens when I got into a fist fight with someone who was twice my size. I got in a lucky punch. He fell and smacked his face on the curb, loosing several teeth and breaking his jaw. I sat beside him for many hours in the hospital after he got his jaw wired. That's when I experienced an epiphany and decided there was enough pain and suffering in this world without me adding to it. We became friends and remained friends until I left for the Air Force.
5. You talk about the revelation children experience when they learn that adults don’t always tell the truth.  Should adults be more truthful to kids about the darker aspects of our society’s history, particularly in the classroom?
Education has always had as its goal the creation of a population of citizens that hold the beliefs, knowledge and understandings that foster loyalty to their country.  The same can be said of politics and religion.  That loyalty is often built on the version of truth that those in power have purposely fashioned.  Contrived truths form the basis of the conflicts we see unfolding on the world stage in the Middle East, the Ukraine and even with providing medical care to our own people. The unbiased truths can tumble walls.
6. You were formerly in the Air Force where you worked on nuclear minutemen missile silos.  How did you discover your gift for writing?
In the mid-1980s, I used the GI Bill to enter college after I finished my stint in the Air Force and then I flunked my first attempt at Freshman Composition. The problem was I found the class assignments to be boring and became too creative for my professor's taste. The same papers that he'd given me Fs on I took to another professor who told me that they were A papers. It was too late in the semester to drop the class so I accepted the F and took the class again with a different professor, turned in the same papers as before, and got a B. I also took a creative writing course recommended to me by the second professor. Guess I had something to prove, so I entered some of the stories I wrote into the college writing contest and won a first place award. That was an up yours statement to the professor who flunked me. I've been hooked on writing ever since. 
I received a complimentary copy of this book.

Cassandra's Review-   This is one of those books that you will enjoy almost as if your a part of it.  The way the author describes and tells his stories it is so powerful and perfect for teens and adults.  Mixing some truth about his life and adding it to the great story line makes this book  a must read. 


BACK TO SCHOOL 101: Stay in the Know, On the Go with U.S. Cellular

I received compensation for this post.

Back to school can be exciting, but Also an overwhelming time for students, family members and teachers. Getting back into the swing of things always Takes some adjustment, Whether you have kids or not. Technology like the  reliability of U.S. Cellular's 4G LTE network or the cutting-edge devices like the Samsung Galaxy or iPhone 5s S5, can help you transition to getting back into the groove of your fall and winter routines.
Whether students forget to check for homework assignments or miss class due to illness, students do not want to fall behind. Access to information and connecting with teachers and other students is just a click away with the help of smartphones and tablets. According to a recent survey by U.S. Cellular, 74 percent of Households with children under the age of 18 have at Least one tablet. Tablets and smartphones are becoming Ensure simple tool to keep students making the grade. According to a recent Student Mobile Device Survey Conducted by Harris Interactive, 87 percent of students would like to use digital textbooks So They do not have to carry so much in Their backpacks. And half of Those Surveyed students use Their pocket-friendly smartphones instead of tablets.  Tablets are being used Also in the classroom; learning apps, eBooks, online educational videos and internet access can all Enhance the learning experience. 
or    With reliable mobile access to the internet on a robust network: such as 4G LTE network / high-speed network through U.S. Cellular, students and teachers can Effectively harness the full capability of this technology. 

Students, teachers and parents can optimize learning experience Their connected with the help of the Following apps recommended by U.S. Cellular:

§ Skype (Android) / Facetime (iOS): These free Internet video calling services allow teachers and students to Collaborate wherever they are.Teachers can bring guest speakers into class to discuss Their expertise, thereby demonstrating how school subjects are relevant to real life.Students can take virtual field trips anywhere in the world. No permission slip required.

§ Teacher's Assistant Pro: Featured in USA Today as one of the best teacher apps, Teacher's Assistant Pro ($ 3.99 download) Allows teachers to keep track of student actions, behaviors and achievements in the classroom. Using an iPhone or iPad, teachers can record student infractions and accolades, create a detailed written description of the event, and not communicate with parents, reducing time consuming paperwork.

§ notability : This powerful note-taker app is free and Allows iOS and Android users to complete worksheets, sketch ideas, keep a journal, integrate photos and record a lecture, and keep it all in one place. Use the search feature to Quickly locate notes by title or content. Share with others using iCloud or Google Drive.

§ DropBox : This cloud-based file sharing and storage free app lets users circulate files from different locations over different networks. Turn in and return assignments, Provide up-to-date syllabi from different locations Quickly, and post grades Securely and easily.

· U.S. Cellular is donating $ 1 million to fund teacher classroom projects through itsCalling All Teachers program . Last year, the company Contributed $ 500,000 towards educational materials for improved classroom experiences. U.S. Cellular is Working with for a fourth time teachers and encourages you to post on the site Their projects for potential funding. Is a charity website That Helps teachers identify identity funds from corporate and personal donations for classroom projects.

· Through U.S. Cellular's Ongoing Commitment to the community and education, the company has more than Contributed $ 7 million through philanthropic This and other programming. Starting today K-12 public school teachers can register online at and affiliate as U.S. Cellular teacher. Then beginning August 11, They Can Post Their classroom projects for funding consideration. Through U.S. Cellular has funded more than 4,500 classroom projects to date, que included technology tools, art equipment and science experiments. All projects must be submitted by September 21 to be eligible for this year's funding. Selected projects will be in Announced in October.

How do your kids handle going back to school? Do they have a special device they use for organization?

Friends and Heroes Giveaway

Friends and Heroes Giveaway Sponsored by Friends and Heroes

Hosted by Pea of Sweetness

Co-Hosted by Deals of Sweetness

Friends and Heroes Giveaway
Friends and Heroes award-winning adventures and Bible stories on DVD accompanied by an exciting, cross-curricular Homeschool Unit Study – easy-to-use, hands-on, attractively designed, colorful and FUN! The material is highly adaptable and may be easily incorporated with your other homeschooling activities to provide two to four weeks of learning. Ideal for students 7 to 11 years of age.
Emilee at Pea of Sweetness has been using the Friends and Heroes Homeschool Unit 1 with her two oldest children. Bible lessons are an important part of their homeschool, and she was excited to incorporate the Friends and Heroes Homeschool Curriculum into their homeschool curriculum. See what they thought in her full Friends and Heroes Bible homeschool curriculum review.

Special Promotion!

Friends and Heroes is currently running their BIG Summer Promotion! This promotion includes:
  • 20% off all Friends and Heroes Homeschool Resources
  • 10% off all Friends and Heroes resources with curriculum for churches and schools
  • 10% off all Friends and Heroes Home and Family Collections
This is a fantastic promotion that they only run twice a year, so you definitely don't want to miss it! Check out the Friends and Heroes Promotion now! This offer runs through August 15, 2014.


Would you like the chance to win a Friends and Heroes Homeschool Unit Study? One winner will receive the Friends and Heroes Homeschool Unit Study #1! The Friends and Heroes Homeschool Unit Study #1 includes:
  • Friends and Heroes DVD Episode 1- Long Journey - which serves as stimulus material for cross-curricular studies
  • All teacher and student's materials - included on CD-ROM - printable and reusable
  • Learner-centered, self-guided Unit Study manuals
  • Teacher's Guide - with learning goals, background details, answer keys, internet links
  • Certificates of Achievement and binder covers
Unit Study #1 covers:
  • History/Geography: The Romans; Roman Trade; Roman money; Roman import and exports
  • Creative writing: Journal writing; Written expression and narration; Copy writing
  • Bible study: Daniel and the lions' den and Jesus and the miraculous catch of fish; The Early Church
  • Science: Silver; Sand and cement; Greek and Roman discoveries
  • Crafts: Sculpture; Paper weaving; Pottery
  • Discipleship: Trusting others; Pride; Worries
This giveaway begins on 7/31 and ends on 8/14 at 10:00pm (times are Central) and is open to US residents ages 18+. Please refer to the full terms and conditions in the Giveaway Tools.
  Disclosure: Emilee from both Pea of Sweetness and Deals of Sweetness received free product in exchange for an honest review. Participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Zim's Advanced Crack Creme Plus Max-Freeze Giveaway

Zim's Advanced Crack Creme Plus Max-Freeze Giveaway

Sponsored by Zim's

Hosted by Simply At Home Mom

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No home should be without the wonderful products from Zim's! Jennifer from Simply At Home Mom had the opportunity to try out Zim's Advanced Crack Creme and Max-Freeze in her own home.  Read her review and check out the Before/After pics to see for yourself just how well these worked for her family!
Want to try these out for yourself? Enter the giveaway! One winner will receive both the Zim's Advanced Crack Creme and the Max-Freeze!
Giveaway runs from 08/01 to 08/08 at midnight EST. Open to U.S. residents age 18 and older.

All participating bloggers are not responsible for prizes. Not affiliated with Facebook or social media.

$50 eGift Card Giveaway

$50 eGift Card Giveaway!

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Hosted and Sponsored by Coupon Crazy Mommy
download (6)Do you love going out to eat, but it's just too darn expensive? Well how about $50 to to make it a little easier? As a mom, I know how a nice dinner out with my husband (and no kids) can rekindle us after a few busy weeks. It is necessary for all couples to get out. Or maybe you need to give a gift and don't know about local restaurants? has restaurants all over the US and makes the perfect gift. Enter below for your chance to win and Good Luck! This giveaway ends August 15 at 11:59pm EST and is open to all US residents age 18+.
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#GarciniaAmazon Pure Garcinia Cambogia Extract Review + Giveaway

#1 Secret to Weight Loss Success - Recommended by TV's Favorite Doctor

Pure Nutrition Carcinia Cambogia Extract 65% HCA - the fastest and safest way to improve your health and your life

- The ingredient recommended by Dr Oz
- You could lose 15, 25, 50 pounds or more
- Effective even without changes in diet or exercise
The problem is real, 26% of American adults are obese - 37% more are overweight

But YOU can lose weight using our safe and affordable supplement. Not a drug, it's pure and natural fruit extract.

Experts Agree - Doctors and nutrition specialists found it's the Best - Safest and Fastest for Weight Loss

- Scientific studies and real-life clinical results prove it
- Two capsules of Pure Nutrition Garcinia Cambogia 65% HCA Extract taken before meals (two or three times a day) reduces belly fat and weight
- No side effects
How it Works

- Blocks fat production - your liver metabolizes food more effectively, blocking fat cells
- Reduces appetite and cravings - feel fuller sooner
- Reduces mood-related eating - increases Serotonin
- Reduces stress eating - reduces Cortisol

Pure Nutrition - the Best Carcinia Cambogia Extract Available

- The exact formula recommended by experts - 65% HCA with Potassium for optimal absorption - 1500mg to 3000mg daily
- Pure - no fillers, additives, preservatives or stimulants
- Made in the USA - meets all FDA standards for product safety and purity

Cassandra's Review- The product should be taken with plenty of water. I would not mix other product with this as it might cause other side effects. If you can not swallow a capsule, I would not buy this. There is no aftertaste as long as the product does not get stuck in your mouth for a few seconds. No one will have the same results as with this kind of product we all have a different body break down. If your not going to diet or exercise at all while taking this product, that chances that your going to have excellent results if any are pretty slim.

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

Duct Tape Mania and Rubber Band Mania by Amanda Formaro Review and Giveaway

I received complimentary copies.

 Part craft book, part activity book, Duct Tape Mania! offers hours of creative fun for boys and girls of all ages!

This book is packed with ways to create all kinds of accessories, jewelry, bags, decorations, fix-its, and more with little more than a roll of tape. Peppered through the pages are fun and interesting facts and trivia about the amazing duct tape.
Part craft book, part activity book, Rubber Band Mania offers hours of creative fun for boys and girls of all ages!

Now you can make more than just a simple bracelet! This book is packed with ways to use rubber bands to make bracelets, belts, desk organizers, toys, musical instruments, art projects, and much more. Peppered through the pages are fun and interesting facts and trivia about rubber bands.

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Amanda Formaro is the crafty, entrepreneurial mother of four. She has been working online and from home since 1997. A former webmaster turned blogger, she is a crafting expert for companies such as Disney and General Mills, and has appeared online and in print publications many times over the years. Her passion for crafting resonates from her blog, Crafts by Amanda, where she shares tutorials with step-by-step photos for adults and kids alike. She lives in the beautiful midwest state of Wisconsin with her husband, children and myriad of pets. She loves to create, write, cook and bake and has a knack for turning a cardboard tube into just about anything!

You can find Amanda online:
Crafts by Amanda
Amanda's Cookin'

Cassandra's Review- My children love to craft so the two books are excellent and fun to read and use. You can make so many cool projects for all age and skill levels.  With the added trivia and facts my family can have fun for hours.

Lavien Braided Leather Leash Review and Giveaway

High-quality genuine leather offers a lifetime of durability and will become softer and develop a distressed vintage look over time
Classical braided leather leash.
Canine K9 training leather leash with Solid hardware
This training leather leash is made from only the finest grade leather to last for decades
Law Enforcement and Military grade professional training equipment

 The Soft Touch Leash is for training and walking your dog with comfort and style. This leash features solid snap hook, and supportive material are soft ,you will feel comfortable during you walking your puppy. Our leashes are handmade of top quality leather that is expertly crafted for durability and charm. This training leash includes a free portable bag. While you walk your dog, you can put your small personal items in the bag such as key chains, cell phones, or even a small wallet for easy storage. Our braided leather leash is 6 feet long and with dark brown color.

I received complimentary product.
Cassandra's Review-  The product is made of high quality leather.  My furbabies love this leash, However they tried to chew it instead of use it. I was lucky enough to catch them in the act and put the leash in a safer spot.  If you have a hyper dog that wants to go rouge, this may not be the best choice for you.  The product is perfect for well behaved dogs that know what they are doing and why they are on a leash.  I also noticed that this product should not get wet or it will smell and discolor. For a basic leash this is excellent.

Liquid Chalk Markers Review

 Bright White - 365 Day Happiness Guarantee. Try these markers with no risk.
Goes on easily and then wipes off with a damp cloth. Usually retails for $19.99, today: $12.99
Hyper pigmentation ensuring  bright, beautiful colors with marker tips that don't dry out or crack.
True 6 mm chisel tip marker means you can write with precision and easily fill large areas as well.
Dustless, no smearing and no ink running down your surface while you write so it's no mess.  is where you can check out more about this and other chalkers.
Cassandra's Review- The product was new to me. I have always loved playing with chalk as a kid and this product just added and extra cool element for my kids to use today.  They simply wipe off of most surfaces with only a tissue.  

I received complimentary product.

7200 Band MEGA Loom Band Refill Set from Rainbow Braid Review

I received complimentary product.

From the makers of the original Rainbow Braid, 5400 Rainbow Refill Pack now comes our MEGA Refill Pack with 24 different bold, beautiful colors including metallic, neon, glitter and glow in the dark bands.
INDEPENDENTLY TESTED AND SAFE FOR KIDS - One of the only brand of bands tested by R.I. Analytical Laboratories Inc. here in the USA and shown to contain no lead or phthalates - 7200 latex free rubber bands compatible with all loom kits. 300x 24 different color variations. Designed for Ages 4+

Cassandra's Review- The little rubber bands go onto a special loom and the kids make bracelets and necklaces with them. It is easy to do and very fun.  My kids love the different bold colors and the glow in the dark bands the best.

The Amazing Miracle Cleanse Review

Do you suffer from constipation, chronic fatigue, acid reflux, gas, bloating, difficulty sleeping, diarrhea, low energy, a flabby tummy, or skin problems?
You can flatten your belly without exercise , Get bulge free with our all natural colon cleanse and detox formula
Makes the digestive system more effective,Maintains regularity and prevents constipation, Increases energy,Increases the body's absorption of vitamins and nutrients , Improves concentration, Helps lose weight, Increases fertility, and these are just some of the benefits.
2 MONTH SUPPLY - A little goes a long way. Just 2 caps a day for 2 weeks and that's it. Other cheaper cleanses don't work as well and you have to take them contstantly. The unique colon cleanse is formulated for so that you only take it once very other month.A BETTER CLEANSE FOR LESS MONEY! Why not have a superior cleanse that ends up costing you less than one you have to take very month.
The Amazing Miracle Cleanse formula will provide results within 12 to 24 hours in terms of helping rid the intestinal tract of excess waste, reduce bloating, help increase energy and may provide several pounds of weight loss within a few days. Included in the formula are effective natural laxatives, fiber, herbs which help soothe the intestinal lining and Acidophilus to help promote healthy bacteria levels in the intestinal tract. While this product may not be used on a daily basis beyond the 15-day cleanse period, it may be used occasionally for intestinal cleaning with the 15-day cleanse repeated 6 -8 weeks following the initial cleanse.
Cassandra's Review- If you want a product that will clean your body out so good that it can hurt, then this is for you.  Do not take more then directed and space out your doses.  Be near or in a bathroom most of the day. You will get results but you may not like them.  This product does 100% of what it  is supposed to.

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

Pure Vanilla Extract Review

Pure Vanilla Extract uses a proprietary blend of select vanilla beans and is made using our strict, unwavering quality standards and exclusive cold extraction process. Enjoy in a wide range of foods, from classic sweet treats (cookies, pastries, ice cream and more) to savory foods (soups, sauces, vegetables, meats and more).

One tablespoon of vanilla extract is equivalent to one vanilla bean.

Available in 2-, 4-, 8- and 32 ounce bottles. This product is Kosher and Gluten-Free Certified as well as All-Natural, Allergen-Free and GMO-Free.

Ingredients: Water, Alcohol (35%), Sugar, Vanilla Bean Extractives.

French Apple-Almond Butter Cake

(Serves 8)

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon salt
¾ cup (1½ -sticks) unsalted butter
3 medium Fuji apples (about 3 cups, divided)
2 tablespoons firmly packed dark brown sugar (for apple pieces)
1 cup sugar
4 large eggs
1 tablespoon Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract
1 tablespoon apple liqueur
½ teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Pure Almond Extract

Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly coat a 9-inch light color, non-stick cake pan with cooking spray; line the bottom of the cake pan with a piece of parchment paper; set aside.

In a small bowl, add flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt, whisk to combine; set aside. In a small saucepan, melt butter; set aside to cool. Peel, core and cut apples into ¼-inch pieces, place in a medium bowl and mix with brown sugar; set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, add butter and sugar. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined, about 2 minutes. Scrape bowl sides with a rubber spatula as needed. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Add vanilla extract, apple liqueur and almond extract; beat to combine. Gradually add the dry ingredients beat on low, just until incorporated.

With a rubber spatula, fold in 2 cups of prepared apple pieces into batter; pour batter into baking pan and evenly spread. Place remaining cup of apple pieces over top of cake batter. Bake until done, about 35-40 minutes.

Remove cake from oven and run a knife around sides of cake. Let stand for 10 minutes and turn onto a wire rack; remove parchment and turn onto second wire rack to cool.

Serve with warm Vanilla Carmel Sauce.

Vanilla Carmel Sauce
(Yield ½ Cup)

3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons firmly packed dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons heavy cream
1 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract
1 teaspoon apple liqueur

In a small saucepan over medium heat, add butter, sugar, brown sugar and cream; cook and whisk. Bring sauce to boil. Remove from heat add vanilla extract and apple liqueur; stir until combined. Serve 1 tablespoon warm sauce over each slice of cake.

Tips for Storing Apples
After returning from the apple orchard, farm stand or store, follow these recommendations to store your bounty. If properly stored, some apple varieties can last up to five months, providing you with nutritious fresh fruit well into spring.
Choose tart, thicker-skinned apples, such as Jonathan, Fuji, or Granny Smiths, for storage.
Remove any apples with bruises or soft spots. It is true that "one bad apple will spoil the bunch," so set these apples aside for eating or baking with first.
Place apples in a perforated plastic bag, crate, or cardboard box to allow for air circulation and store between 30 and 35 degrees Fahrenheit. Storing below 30 degrees will cause apples to freeze, while storing above 35 degrees will cause them to ripen too quickly.
Check your supply regularly for soft or spoiled fruit and remove these apples right away.

Looking for more ways to use your stored apples this winter? Visit the Nielsen-Massey website for these recipes:
Vanilla Cinnamon Apples
Vanilla Apple Pudding
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 About Nielsen-Massey Vanillas 
Throughout its more than 100 year history, Nielsen-Massey Vanillas has earned its reputation as a manufacturer of the finest extracts in the world. The full line of Nielsen-Massey’s Pure Vanilla products include: Vanilla Beans and Extracts from Madagascar, Tahiti and Mexico; sugar and alcohol-free Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Powder; Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste; Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Sugar, Organic Fairtrade Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract and Organic Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Beans.

Nielsen-Massey Vanillas also offers a full line of Pure Flavors: Pure Chocolate Extract, Pure Almond Extract, Pure Orange Extract, Pure Lemon Extract, Pure Coffee Extract, Pure Peppermint Extract, Orange Blossom Water and Rose Water. All Nielsen-Massey products are All-Natural, Allergen-Free, and certified Kosher and Gluten-Free. The company is headquartered in Waukegan, Illinois, with production facilities in Waukegan and Leeuwarden, The Netherlands.

Cassandra's Review- With this strong and pure flavor, this product is great for many different dishes and baking.  I like that you do not need to use a lot of it to get the full effect and the aroma is amazingly intense.

I received a complimentary product.