Saturday, October 17, 2015

Zevia Soda Review #GoodSodaLove #ClearlyDifferent

Zevia All Natural Soda, Mountain Zevia, 12-Ounce Cans (Pack of 24) 


Calories, sugar and artificial sweeteners just aren’t their jam.

Consumers asked us them remove caramel color, so they did.

Non-GMO Project Verification? You betcha!

Available in 15 delicious flavors, this stevia sweetened soda is the naturally sweetened pop you and your family will crave. Zevia is the answer to naturally sweetened diet soda that tastes great.

Cassandra's Review- Seme great taste but even healthier! I enjoy the Ginger Root Beer the most.

Zevia Zero Calorie Soda
I received complimentary Zevia.

NIV Bible For Teen Girls Growing In Faith, Hope, And Love Review and Giveaway #NIVBibleforTeenGirls #FLYBY


The NIV Bible for Teen Girls, designed specifically for girls ages 13 to 18, is for real teenage girls with real lives. Packed with daily readings, highlighted promises of God, challenging insights, smart advice, and open discussion about the realities of life, this Bible is designed to help teen girls grow in faith, hope, and love. The NIV Bible for Teen Girls is as sincere about your walk with God as you are, helping you discover his will for all areas of your life, including relating to your family, dealing with friends, work, sports, guys, and so much more.

Features include:

Daily readings for teen girls by popular Christian female authors (Annie Downs, Bekah Hamrick Martin, Christine Caine, Crystal Kirgiss, Bethany Hamilton, Nicole Weider, Elsa Kok Colopy, Denise Van Eck and more)
Character profiles of women in the Bible
Book introductions for each book of the Bible
Highlighted promises of God: verses worth remembering
A concordance for help in finding verses
The complete text of the bestselling New International Version (NIV) of the Bible




Cassandra's Review- Whole a person can never truly be done reading this book, it is a great Bible for helping your teen girls to grow and learn in their faith.

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Mystery Rider Book Three in the Horses and Friends Series By Miralee Ferrell Review

MysteryRider Final

In the third installment in the Horses and Friends series, thirteen-year-old Kate Ferris already has one problem. Snooty, well-to-do Melissa is boarding her horse at Kate’s family stable. When Melissa suddenly turns nice, Kate is shocked … and suspicious.

The last thing she needs is more trouble. So when a hooded rider appears—and then disappears—on a stunning black horse outside her home, Kate isn’t sure if Melissa is playing a trick or something more dangerous is going on. Either way, Kate and her friends will need an extra measure of faith and courage to solve this mystery.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- The third book in the Horses and Friends Series, this story is perfect for younger children.   It is packed with a great story and faith!


Miralee and her husband Allen have been married over 40 yrs. They live on 11 acres in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge in southern Washington State, where they love to garden, play with their dogs, take walks, and go sailing. Miralee also rides her horse on the wooded trails near their home with her grown daughter who lives nearby. She’s an avid reader and has a large collection of first edition Zane Grey books, which inspired her desire to write fiction set in the Old West. When she started writing fiction Miralee believed that she’d always stay with women’s contemporary, but has since branched out to historical romance. 

Food52 Baking: 60 Sensational Treats You Can Pull Off in a Snap by Editors of Food52 (Author), Amanda Hesser Review

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A stunning collection of hassle-free recipes for baking cakes, cookies, tarts, puddings, muffins, bread, and more, from the editors behind the leading food website Food52.

Whether it's the chocolate cake at every childhood birthday, blondies waiting for you after school, or hot dinner rolls smeared with butter at Thanksgiving dinner, homemade baked goods hold a place in many of our best memories. And that's why baking shouldn't be reserved for special occasions.

With this book, curated by the editors of Food52, you can have homemade treats far superior to the store-bought variety, even when it feels like you're too busy to turn on the oven. From Brown Butter Cupcake Brownies to "Cuppa Cuppa Sticka" Peach and Blueberry Cobbler, these sixty reliable, easy-to-execute recipes won't have you hunting down special equipment and hard-to-find ingredients or leave you with a kitchen covered in flour and a skink piled high with bowls. They're not ordinary or ho-hum, either: ingredients you've baked with before (and some you haven't - like black sesame, coconut oil, and lavender) come together to create new favorites like Baked Cardamom French Toast and Olive Oil and Sesame Crackers. Filled with generations’ worth of kitchen wisdom, beautiful photography, and tips you'll return to, Baking is the new go-to collection for anyone who wants to whip up something sweet every day.

I received a complimentary copy. 

Cassandra's review- The recipes have ingredients that most people already own. They are simple to find and do not cost a fortune. The steps, directions and details are very easy to understand and follow.  I tried a few of the cookies and they were simple to create while tasting excellent. 

Give Us This Day by Tom Avitabile Review

It always starts out as routine, even when you are only doing it while your husband is deployed at sea. Even if it began as a safe, easy way to make enough cash to start a family. Even if there was no way you would ever get stuck doing it full time . . . after all, that’s why you retired from the FBI.

But then they killed off your prime witnesses all over the globe, erased all of their digital fingerprints from a Wall Street hedge fund, blew up your office, tried to blow up St. Pats and, with unlimited funding from financial plays in the stock market, launched the biggest, most devastating attack ever directed against a city. One that no one saw coming. An unthinkable event that would have ramifications for the next one hundred years or more.

And all you wanted to do was go home to Hawaii and coach high school soccer…

Welcome to former FBI agent Brooke Burrell’s life. Her cushy assignment turns into a countdown to mega-death and destruction, keeping her and her hand-picked group of experts guessing what, where, and when the attack will be – right up until zero hour.

Give Us This Day is a book with enough plausibility that it will keep readers guessing what will happen next, whether they are in their living rooms or in government offices.

Cassandra's Review-  What an excellent read. It kept me excited and interested all throughout. The author weaves a creative and thrill worthy story. Great for adults!  

Tom Avitabile
Tom Avitabile, a Senior V.P./Creative Director at a New York advertising firm, is a writer, director, and producer with numerous film and television credits, a professional musician, and an amateur woodworker. He has an extensive background in engineering and computers, including work on projects for the House Committee on Science and Technology. His novel The Devil’s Quota became a Barnes and Noble #1 bestseller, as did The Eighth Day, the first installment of his Bill Hiccock “thrillogy” that includes the novels The Hammer of God and The God Particle.

I received a complimentary copy from the story plant.

Umberto Hair products review

CONTROLLER is a lightweight detangler and leave-in conditioner formulated with soy proteins to add shine and manageability. It helps to control frizz, flyaways, split ends and static electricity – all without weighing hair down. Controller is a great aid in protecting against heat damage when using styling tools.

Spray a small amount on ends, or all over towel-dried hair. Comb or brush through. Leave-in! Style as usual. Umberto suggests you share it with your children for easy detangling.

Professional length barrel: more surface area for easier and faster blow-drying.

Precise ratio of boar and nylon bristles: natural boar bristles smooth the hair and add shine, bending with the hair to avoid pulling or tearing. High-quality nylon bristles provide control and lift at the roots.

Carved wood handle: provides a sure, comfortable grip.

A professional quality brush is one of Umberto’s simple secrets to beautiful hair. This Professional Series #103 Medium Round Brush is the perfect brush for blow-drying shoulder length hair of all types. At first glance, it may look like an ordinary brush, but once you see the beautiful results, you will appreciate the professional difference.

For lift and volume

Unique, curved surface: conforms to the shape of the head for lift and volume at the roots.

High-quality nylon bristles: nylon bristles detangle and provide control.

Curved wood handle: provides a sure, comfortable grip.  A professional quality brush is one of Umberto’s simple secrets to beautiful hair. This Professional Series # 201 Banana Brush is a versatile brush for styling all hair types.  It gently detangles damp hair, and helps to create lift and fullness at the roots when blow-drying. This brush looks different than ordinary brushes, and once you see the beautiful results, you will appreciate the professional difference.

Umberto developed his new Dry Texture Spray to separate, define and emphasize pieces and layers for that 'undone' look.  Perfect for all hair types, Dry Texture Spray holds and finishes any style with flexibility- without weighing hair down.    Dry Texture Spray keeps pieces separated; creates dimension and definition; adds volume and shine; tames fly-aways and resists humidity.  Use it on dry hair to create the latest looks! 

Umberto Roman Oil Serum - 2.0 oz.

Umberto Roman Oil Serum - 2.0 oz.  

I received complimentary product.

 All of them can be found and  purchased at Target.

Cassandra's Review- The brushes are great, very strong and the bristles stayed in place.  All of the products create great results and I did not have any problems with skin irritation or hair damage. 

Topricin Pain Relief and Healing Cream Review

Topricin Anti-Inflammatory Pain Relief and Healing Cream Tube, 2 OZ

Topical BioMedics Inc. Announces Its Top-Selling Product, Topricin® Pain Relief and Healing Cream, is Now Available at CVS pharmacy

A research and development leader in topical patented natural biomedicines for pain relief, Topical BioMedics, Inc., reports that its top-selling product, Topricin Pain Relief and Healing Cream, has been picked up by CVS Pharmacy.  A leading national drug retailing chain, CVS will feature the 4-oz. jar of Topricin in front of the pharmacy in its Home Diagnostic/Diabetes section. 

 Topical BioMedics’ formulas have been awarded a patent for the topical treatment of pain associated with fibromyalgia and neuropathy, and are safe for diabetics.

Topricin Pain Relief and Healing Cream has been specially formulated to address joint and muscle aches and pains, including:  arthritis; carpal tunnel syndrome; lower back, neck and shoulder pain; sports/impact injuries; muscle strains and sprains; sciatica; and repetitive motion injuries such as bursitis and tendonitis. 

Topricin® Ingredients:

Aesculus hippocastanum 6X........... Relieves pain in the lower back, hip and spine
Arnica montana 6X............... Treats pain of impact, falling injuries and contusion to muscles and joints
Belladonna 6X................. Treats muscles spasms, night leg cramps
Crotalus horridus 8X......... Relief of impact injuries and deep muscle bruising
Echinacea 6X.................. Relieves sharp stitchng pain in joints and muscles
Graphites 6X................... Relieves skin conditions
Heloderma 8X................. Relief of burning pain in the hands and feet
Lachesis mutus 8X.......... Relief of sciatic pain and carpal tunnel
Naja tripudians 8X........... Relieves nerve injury pain
Rhus toxicodendron 6X.... Pain relief for muscle cramping, joint and post-surgical pain
Ruta graveolens 6X.......... Relief of injuries to the knee, shin and elbow

Purified Water with solvent-free Coconut Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Medium Chain Triglyceride

Odorless, greaseless, and free of parabens, petroleum, counterirritants, and other harsh chemicals, Topricin can be used on any part of the body.  It features a combination of natural (homeopathic) medicines that help the body rebalance healing chemistries, which detoxify the damaged area around the nerve tissue to help restore oxygenated blood flow.   The product has been shown to reduce the need/dependency on all classifications of pain medications, including opioids.

Topricin products are made in the U.S.A. and are in compliance with federal rules for homeopathic over-the-counter medicines.  Topricin products are growing in popularity and are safe for diabetics and the entire family, including pregnant women.  In addition to serving those in pain, Topricin is also a lifestyle product that athletes and other active people appreciate for its ability to help with performance and recovery. 

All Topricin and MyPainAway formulas contain: no parabens, petroleum, counterirritants or harsh chemicals, are odorless, greaseless and non-irritating, and produce no known side effects.      Topricin is available in independent pharmacies, natural food and co-op stores nationwide, including Whole Foods, Sprouts, Pharmaca, The Vitamin Shoppe, Fred Meyer, Wegmans, CVS, Walgreens (Diabetic Section), and other fine retailers, as well as directly from the company.

For locations of stores, visit  For information on Topricin visit 

I received complimentary products.

Cassandra's Review- A very nice texture, it goes on without making a huge mess. Very easy to rub in and the absorbance feels great.  While it did not take away all the pain, it did reduce it greatly and worked for a few hours.  

The LockerLookz "Decorate Your Locker Giveaway"

The LockerLookz "Decorate Your Locker Giveaway" Ends 11/11 ~ Enter Today and Good Luck!

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