Monday, February 29, 2016

Healthy Home Cleaning Giveaway

Healthy Home Cleaning Giveaway Sponsored by Moms Meet and Murchison-Hume

Hosted by Pea of Sweetness

Healthy Home Cleaning Giveaway
Murchison-Hume was created by former Fashion Editor and mother of two, Max Kater when her son developed allergic sensitivities to common household cleaning products. She made it her mission to create cleaning and personal care products that would be safe, easy to use, beautiful, and effective. All of their ingredients are of the highest quality and their formulations are designed to be highly effective, while maintaining product safety and stability. See what Emilee at Pea of Sweetness thought of the Home Starter Kit from Murchison-Hume.
Would you like to win a Home Starter Kit from Murchison-Hume (ARV $59)? This giveaway runs through 3/11/16 at 11:00pm Eastern Time and is open to US residents ages 18+. Winner is subject to eligibility verification and will have 48 hours to confirm before a new winner will be drawn. For any questions/concerns please email emilee.roberts (at) peaofsweetness (dot) com (consider adding this email to your “Safe List” as winning email notification will be sent from this email). Prize cannot be shipped to a PO Box or APO. Please refer to the full terms and conditions in the Giveaway Tools.
  Disclosure: Emilee at Pea of Sweetness received complimentary products to facilitate her review. No additional compensation was received. Participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.  

Put Me In The Story’s BRING HISTORY TO LIFE Sweepstakes #BringHistoryToLife

 February 29th through Friday, April 1st

Enter daily for a chance to win a 4 day/3 night trip to Washington, D.C. for a family of 4!

Includes airfare and hotel accommodations.

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Put Me In The Story, the #1 personalized books site in the U.S., creates personalized versions of bestselling books and books where you star alongside your favorite characters. Our gifts capture moments that matter and memories that last. With each touching picture and special dedication message, our readers have become our most dynamic characters.

Put Me In The Story inspires a love for reading, across all ages and generations, through the experience of shared, personalized stories. Share a story with your family at

My Name Is Not Isabella by Jennifer Fosberry

$29.99 personalized book

A Mom’s Choice Award Winner!

In this New York Times bestselling children’s book, your daughter can turn into the imaginative Isabella and explore outstanding women who have changed history! This personalized and heartwarming story will empower your daughter to celebrate her unique personality and imagination. Encouraging your daughter to dream without limits, this is a book to pass down through the generations. Personalize the story with your child’s name and create a special dedication page with a photo and message from you.

My Name Is Not Isabella by Jennifer Fosberry

$29.99 personalized book

Just how big can YOUR kid dream? In My Name Is Not Alexander, your son becomes the star of an entertaining exploration through history while learning about the great men that helped shape America. This adventure will become a fast favorite! Kickstart your son’s imagination and celebrate his opportunities ahead. Personalize the story with your child’s name and create a special dedication page with a photo and message from you.

I received compensation and complimentary copies.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Baby Comfy Nail Deluxe Safety Clipper and Nasal Aspirator Review

Baby Comfy Deluxe Safety Clipper

Baby Comfy Deluxe Safety Clipper

Product Description

The Patented single-blade design won't cut baby's skin. Baby Comfy Nail Deluxe safety clippers have only one blade! The bottom flat plastic ledge pushes baby’s skin back out of the way while the top blade cuts the nail … and only the nail. The unique ergonomic design and larger size makes it easier to hold and operate when you don’t want to make a mistake. There’s nothing else like it on the market. Only available from Baby Comfy Care.

PATENTED SINGLE-BLADE TECHNOLOGY won't cut baby's skin; This is the first nail clipper designed to prevent baby's skin from getting cut; Unique nail clipper design. A reinvention of the baby nail clipper.

THE BOTTOM SMOOTH LEDGE holds baby's fingertip skin safely back so only the nail gets cut, not the skin.

PROTECTS FROM CUTTING TOO CLOSELY TO THE SENSITIVE NAIL BED; The bottom ledge extends out slightly so you can't cut too closely to the sensitive nail bed; Trim Tearlessly.

LARGER THAN STANDARD CLIPPERS BY DESIGN so it's easier to hold and operate.

DURABLE SMOOTH BOTTOM LEDGE lasts for thousands of cuts.

Cassandra's review-  I was able to use this with ease.  It is easy to clean.  I still needed to be very careful but this takes a little worry out of the whole process.  It is also great for for kids with special needs or that maybe can not stay completely still.

Baby Comfy Nasal Aspirator

Baby Comfy Nasal Aspirator

Product Description

“BabyComfyNose is simply the most effective, best-designed nasal aspirator for babies on the market.”
James Zinreich, MD Prof. of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.

Baby Comfy Nose uses your own suction as the most effective method to remove nasal mucus
Two soft nose tips included: Standard & Newborn

Uses household tissue as a filter – nothing else to buy!

Handy mesh dishwasher/storage pouch keeps pieces together

Medical-grade quality; 100 dishwasher cycle-tested

Baby Comfy Nose nasal aspirator uses your own suction to quickly and hygienically remove children’s nasal mucus.  Significantly more effective than bulb and battery aspirators because your natural lung suction is so much stronger.

The design of the aspirator eliminates any possibility of contact with mucus and germs.  Insert a tissue into the aspirator as a filter so there’s nothing else to buy.  The unit comes with two nose tips: standard and newborn. Medical grade soft nose tip and mouth piece.  The mesh storage pouch keeps all the pieces together in the dishwasher, then hang to dry and it’s ready for the diaper bag.  Three colors options are ideal for siblings and multiples.  BPA and phthalate-free.
Baby Comfy Nasal Aspirator

Cassandra's review-  Although you do need a strong stomach to be able to work this, when done correctly no mucus will actually get into your mouth.  It is easy to use and does work.  I just think that if it had some type of attachment to use instead of my mouth, I would like it a lot more.

Too Many Carrots by Katy Hudson Review

Too Many Carrots

Too Many Carrots by Katy Hudson

Rabbit loves carrots.  Maybe a little too much. In fact, his carrots are crowding him out of his cozy burrow, and when his friends offer to help - that's just asking for trouble. This charming and lovingly illustrated picture teaches children the value of friendships over material possessions, and features a range of engaging and delightful animal friends including a rabbit, a tortoise, a squirrel and a beaver.

Katy Hudson won the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Book Award Gold in 2014 for her illustrations in the book Animal Teachers. Her debut picture book, Bear and Duck, received strong reviews, including a starred review from Kirkus. Katy lives in London.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  Not only does this book teach a valuable lesson to anyone who takes the time to read it, but it is also super cute and fun to read.  The illustrations are beautiful and very eye catching.  It is great to see and hear the fun that my family has while I read it outloud.  Perfect for Easter!

Mennonite on the Edge By Cynthia Yoder Review

She's a newlywed...twenty-four...and desperate to know why she's so unhappy. 

Though a country-girl at heart, MaryJo wants to ditch her identity as a Mennonite in marrying Adam and living a life of adventure in Manhattan. But news from home kicks up memories she’d tried to forget. While she begins to question her choices, Adam lands a high-profile job, making a move seem impossible. MaryJo must make peace with her past and her current situation so that she can live the life of her dreams with Adam. But can she reconcile her craving for serenity in the City that Never Sleeps? 

About the Author:
Cynthia Yoder
Cynthia Yoder authored one of the first Mennonite memoirs, Crazy Quilt: Pieces of a Mennonite Life, in 2003. The book is a love story and a journey back to her roots. Her work has appeared in New Jersey Monthly, Mothering and the short story collection, Just Moms. While mentoring individuals in pursuing their business and writing dreams, she authored the self-help book, Divine Purpose: Find the Passion Within. Cynthia earned a Master of Fine Arts from Sarah Lawrence College and also studied literature at Columbia University and earned her B.A. from Goshen College. She and her husband have a college-age son and live in NJ with their Maltese-Poodle.

Mennonite on the Edge is available for purchase from Amazon.

Learn more about the author at

Connect with the author on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- A mix of emotions went through me as I read each chapter. The book was to be read in one sitting with no other choice because of how well it flowed, I did not want to put it down.  Very well paced with just enough romance included.  This is a great book for adults.  I would definitely read more by this author.

Unemployable! by David Thomas Roberts Review

Roberts makes the case that this may be the greatest time in history to start a business! Using Roberts' strategies and principles in this book, learn how to become "UNEMPLOYABLE!" your entire life! Most of us are taught to get a good education and a good job.

The idea that we should be content to have someone else dictate our daily commute, our income, schedules and vacations is the accepted norm. To some, the idea of life in a cubicle eight hours a day is akin to torture! What does it really take for someone to jump off the employment treadmill and participate in the free enterprise system, unencumbered by traditionally accepted myths?

About the Author

A native of southern Illinois, David Thomas Roberts moved to San Antonio, Texas, in 1967 at age 8. His family made regular trips to the Alamo with family, friends, neighbors and visiting relatives during the 1968 World’s Fair, “Hemisphere ’68 and in years after.”
The story of The Alamo, the spirit of all its Texan heroes, and the fight for Texas independence left an indelible impression on Roberts, which has endured a lifetime.
As a “naturalized” Texan, Roberts has become a staunch defender and admirer of all things Texas, including her rich and unique history, politics, culture and people.
The result of that interest was publishing his first novel, Patriots of Treason, in October 2012 and the sequel State of Treason released in 2014.

The author is active in politics and the movement for modern-day Texas Independence, and has been a speaker at Tea Party events.

Roberts, who studied marketing at Texas A&M and the University of Texas, is CEO and founder of Teligistics which is the leading telecom financial management company in the nation. A serial entrepreneur with many successes, Roberts holds one U.S. Patent and has a patent pending. He was nominated twice as Houston Region Entrepreneur of the Year, he is the nation’s leading expert on telecommunications contracts and has been published several times.

Roberts lives in Texas with his wife of 29 years. They have four children and one grandchild, all of whom have been blessed to have been born “Native Texans.” Roberts also enjoys hunting, fishing, and bicycling, including biking for two days and 150 miles for an MS charity event.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  A book filled with facts, inspiration and knowledge that will get you up and thinking about what to do in the next chapter of your life.  I was never one to be told what to do, or could really handle a "boss".  I would have liked to get my hands on this book during that point in my life.  I know now how freeing being your own boss can be.  This is a must read book for any young adult or adult that wants to get ahead and feel good about it.

Happy Chasing Happy: An Aimless High to Happiness by Jay Isip Review

Happy Chasing Happy: An Aimless High to Happiness (Volume 1 Fight Addiction) which is the no-holds barred memoir of an MMA fighter who got back up after defeat and found a worthwhile, successful life outside the ring. 

(ISBN 1683016386, 2016, Tate Publishers, 216 pages. Available on Amazon in paperback $16.99, Kindle $4.99 or at:
View the book trailer here:

“Happy Chasing Happy is my new book series about my journey to happiness,” says Isip. 

“Readers will enjoy the colorful, hilarious, and emotional roller-coaster of events and lessons. I am no stranger to chasing ‘happy.’ Caught in the exciting, yet dangerous, cycle of seeking higher highs and lower lows and pushing the limits of my body, mind and spirit with drugs, alcohol and life experiences, I made the journey to the abyss and survived to tell the tale.”

Inside the candid biography, this conversational, authentically-written book tells the story of a man on a mission to find his own version of happy in a way that only a kid from the streets of New Jersey could attempt.

Packed with vivid true stories, funny metaphors, and obscure pop-culture references, Happy Chasing Happy is a humorous, insightful, informative, and inspiring book that will entertain readers and find some hope for happiness.

Isip’s first book was the top selling inspirational and motivating “10 Stacks to Success: How to Achieve Success One Goal at a Time.” Isip has plans for publishing Volume 2 of Happy Chasing Happy with emphasis on clearing the cloudy road away from smog to a self-driven life of clarity.
About Jerome “Jay” Isip

A retired Martial Arts Fighter, Jerome “Jay” Isip has owned and operated a gym and hair salon, formed an app development venture, and entered the investment relations business. After authoring “10 Stacks to Success” he recently published his second book, “Happy Chasing Happy.” He is a native of and still lives in New Jersey.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's review- A raw real look into this author's life.  I was able to really get a glimpse of this authors feelings and true self.  The book is not to be taken lightly and is written with heart.  

Royal Easter Story By Jeanna Young and Jacqueline Johnson Review

26263608It is the most spectacular spring in history. The princesses—Joy, Grace, Faith, Charity, and Hope are busy with preparations for the annual Easter celebration and the castle is alive with activity.

Into the kingdom ride five new friends, young knights, who are as spirited as the princesses. In the new Princess Parables title, A Royal Easter Story, a challenge is presented and the boys and girls decide to race to the neighboring village where the annual Easter celebration and feast will be held. Along the way, the princesses must weather a scary storm and rescue another new friend. But in the end the lesson is clear … trust in the Lord and his love and you can overcome any obstacle.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- Just starting out with Once Upon a Time made me have a bit of nostalgia, when reading this outloud.  The story is strong and the message is very clear.  This is a great book for Easter and each princess has a unique name and style.   It is a longer read, but with some extra before bedtime planned this is a real treat. 

One Spring Lamb by Anne Vittur Kennedy review


Your toddlers and preschoolers will love the repetitive rhymes of this adorable Easter counting board book, and parents will appreciate the early learning opportunity that it brings.

Count along with little lamb in this sweet rhyming text to celebrate all the fun things that come with Easter This fun counting book ends with the most important part of the Easter season: the reminder that Jesus lives and loves us so.  Acclaimed illustrator Anne Kennedy has books that have won the International Reading Associations’ Teachers’ Choices Awards, Notable Book by the American Library Association award, and more.

Sample text:

One spring lamb, a sign of love,

One sun, bright and warm above.

Two white lilies dancing in the breeze,

Two new daffodils, pretty as you please.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's review-  A very cute children's book.  Even though this book is smaller in text, the story rings true.  It is such a great message along with the rhyming counting fun.

REACHING YOUR PRODIGAL by Phil Waldrep Blog Tour @Worhtypub @philwaldrep #ReachingYourProdigal

by Phil Waldrep


For anyone who's watched the poor choices of a loved one and thought: What did I do wrong? What do I do now?

Prodigals come in many forms. We often think of the defiant ones as prodigals, but there are other types that break our hearts: embarrassing, intellectual, lukewarm, and religious prodigals. The word prodigal means “wasted.” Like the younger son in Jesus’ parable, many of our loved ones are wasting their lives. Learn how to love them no matter what form of “wasted” they choose.


Phil Waldrep is the president of Phil Waldrep Ministries in Decatur, Alabama. He hosts a weekly online video series and podcast called Real Life with Phil Waldrep. Phil and his wife, Debbie, are the founders of the popular Women of Joy Conferences. Phil also founded the Gridiron Men’s Conference and Celebrators, a conference designed for mature adults. Phil speaks to audiences each year helping them address personal and family issues from a biblical perspective. Phil is a dedicated family man; he and Debbie have two grown children and one grandchild. For more information visit

I received a complimentary copy.

You can purchase on Amazon.

Cassandra's Review-  This is a book that depending on your views will either be really full of wisdom and knowledge. It could be something that really helps you to take from it and build with your own family.

 Some people just will not tolerate this book and do not have any connection with the topic.  While I am not one to think on the same side as this author, I can still enjoy the presentation and writing style of his this book.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Child of War blog tour and 25$ Amazon GC Giveaway


Title: Child of War – A God is Born
Author: Lisa Beth Darling
Genre: Adult Paranormal / Mythological Contemporary

Do you remember Damien? Raven makes that kid look like an angel.

In book #2 of the OF WAR Series, Ares settles down with his wife, Alena, to await the birth of their son, Raven. As Alena struggles to enjoy what should be a blessed event, prophetic visions of an adult Raven haunt her dreams. Are they true visions or false ones implanted by Cernunnos who told her the boy would bring glory to Ares but only pain and agony to her? The strong but delicate Fey is relentlessly bombarded by hostility from the Olympians making her yearn to be back on Ares’ secluded island home, far away from all the bickering and backstabbing that makes up Life on mighty Mount Olympus.

Before Raven is even born, Zeus outwardly despises him for his Fey blood given to him by his filthy Celtic mother. With no way out and no way to keep his family safe from his father, Zeus the God of Gods, Ares enters into a blood pact that could cost the God of War everything he holds dear.

After a harrowing birth wherein mother and son are nearly lost to Ares, it quickly becomes clear that Raven may be the most powerful and cunning Olympian ever born despite his muddled bloodline.

As Zeus, Apollo, and Aphrodite plot against the new family by carefully planting the seeds of rage and doubt in Raven’s mind, they turn son against mother. It appears as though Alena’s visions and Cernunnos’ prophecy are coming to life as Raven grows to be a very angry young man.
As the true past between the Olympians and Celts is revealed, the battle for Ravens’ mind and the ultimate control of Olympus begins. Before it’s over, the white snows of Olympus will run red with blood.

It was in the 4th grade when Lisa Beth Darling discovered she was a naturally gifted writer. For her very first creative writing assignment, the teacher asked the class to pen a story about a baby bird’s first flight and read them to the class. Putting pencil to paper, Lisa was instantly whisked away by a force she couldn’t explain. When they were finished, all of the children read their happy stories to the class. Not Lisa. She got up and told of how the baby bird flew too high, hit a plane, crashed to the ground and died. She told of how the mama bird and daddy bird cried of how even God was upset sending the rains pouring from the sky.

The class was speechless when she finished all they could do was stare at her. The teacher kept her after class told her the story was very good but it was different from the others. She asked Lisa if she’d ever heard of Icarus and had she based her story on him. Lisa had yet to encounter Greek Mythology or hear a whisper of Icarus. As Lisa left the classroom the teacher again told her how good the story was but suggested she might want to write something happier next time. Perplexed, Lisa turned and asked her teacher: “Why?” The teacher had no answer. Luckily for us, Lisa never took that teacher’s advice.

Today she brings us complex multi-layered stories rich with the trials and tribulations that make up the world in which we live. Not one to be pigeonholed into any single genre, Lisa’s stories revolve around the intricacies of couples from range the intimacy of lovers, to mothers and sons, and brothers and sisters.

Lisa Beth Darling is 49 years-old, lives in her hometown of New London, CT with her husband of nearly 30 years, Roy. She is the author of more than fifteen novels along with several short stories and non-fiction books.



Twitter: @lb_darling



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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Cover Reveal: The Daydreamer Detective by SJ Pajonas

Today is the cover reveal for The Daydreamer Detective by SJ Pajonas. This cover reveal is organized by Lola's Blog Tours.

The Daydreamer DetectiveThe Daydreamer Detective (The Daydreamer Detective #1)
By SJ Pajonas
Genre: Mystery/ Cozy Mystery
Age category: Adult
Release Date: 31 march 2016

Luck? Forget it. Mei Yamagawa is fresh out of it. She's just been downsized from her 3rd job in five years and her bank account is dry. Now, to keep her head above water, she must leave Tokyo and move back to her rural Japanese hometown. And there's nothing worse than having to face your old rivals and ex-boyfriends as a failure while starting life over as a farm girl.

But when her best friend's father is murdered, and her best friend is named the main suspect, Mei turns her daydreaming ways towards solving the crime. Between dates disguised as lunches with the town's hottest bachelor chef, searching for clues, and harvesting sweet potatoes, Mei has a lot of non-paying work cut out for her.

Will she catch the killer before her bad luck turns worse? Or will she fry in the fire with the rest of her dreams of success?

You can find The Daydreamer Detective on Goodreads

The Daydreamer Detective teaser 1

The Daydreamer Detective teaser 2

SJ PajonasAbout the Author:
Stephanie (S. J.) is a writer, knitter, amateur astrologer, Capricorn, and Japanophile. She loves foxes, owls, sushi, yoga pants, Evernote, and black tea. When she’s not writing, she’s thinking about writing or spending time outside, unless it’s winter. She hates winter. Someday she’ll own a house in both hemispheres so she can avoid the season entirely. She’s a mom to two great kids and lives with her husband and family outside NYC. They have no pets. Yet. When it comes to her work, expect the unexpected. She doesn’t write anything typical. Find her online at

You can find and contact SJ Pajonas here:
- Website
- Facebook
- Twitter
- Goodreads
- Tumblr
- Instagram
- Youtube
- Wattpad
- Amazon

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

NEW Renuzit® Sensitive Scents Review and GIVEAWAY

Renuzit® Sensitive Scents is a new formula designed to please you and your loved ones with sensitive noses. It performs without overpowering.
Cassandra's Review- I really enjoyed being able to try the NEW Renuzit® Sensitive Scents  with my family.  I like the adjustable scent cone the best as far as the way I can use it and places to put it.  The plug in does use electric and needs a standard outlet in order to use it properly. The spray is easy to use, but you do have to be very careful where and how much you spray at a time.  The new scents are very pleasant and strong.  I like how I can still smell it even after an hour or so.  The plug in puts out the most scent and is extremely noticeable, but like I had already mentioned it does require electricity.  Overall I am still very pleased with the brand and can not wait to see what new products and scents come out in the future. 

The giveaway is open to the US only.  The winner will receive a coupon by mail in which to go to the store and purchase for themselves any one free Renuzit sensitive scent product value up to 5.00  and the coupon expires on 12/31/2016. Cassandra M's Place is not responsible for going to the store and purchasing this for you.  The winner will have to provide a valid US mailing address.

Lovey's Brand product Review

The options are endless when it comes to taking care of your baby’s diapering needs, but for parents craving a natural solution for their child’s sensitive skin, Lovey’s makes the decision easy.

The Lovey's brand offers parents all-natural products like the Tushi Wash and Tushi Stick to protect their child’s delicate skin and avoid harsh chemicals.

“We don’t claim to be natural and then sneak in chemicals,” says Lovey’s creator Marcie Weinstein “We scrutinize our ingredients carefully before deciding what is going to go on your baby’s tushi.”

The Tushi Wash comes in a convenient spray bottle to lightly mist your baby’s washcloth before cleaning their bum. The gentle, natural cleansers and soothing ingredients in the spray reduce the chance of irritation and redness, and the bottle includes a trigger lock that makes it suitable to toss into the diaper bag without worrying about spills and leaks.

Also great for the diaper bag is the lab-tested Tushi Stick. This product renders chemical-laden diaper rash creams unnecessary due to its natural preservatives. These preservatives kill the bacteria on your baby’s skin and the stick itself. The applicator allows parents to keep their hands clean while the natural diaper ointment works to ease the irritation of diaper rash while moisturizing their baby’s skin.

Both the Tushi Wash and Tushi Stick can be used with disposable diapers, cloth diapers, and reusable wipes, and have both been proven effective for babies with sensitive skin. The wash is just $12.99, and the stick is $16.99.

Make Lovey’s part of your diapering essentials today by visiting, or

I received complimentary product. 

Cassandra's review-  The diaper ointment has a mix of natural ingredients and a pleasant scent. It has a feel of petroleum  but does not contain any, and applies easily. I use a q-tip, but it can be applied with the stick itself.  The spray is a neat alternative to a baby wipe except you're still going to need something to wipe it off so it is not as handy if you are on the go.  

Positive Thoughts! Positive Life By T.E Corner Review

Positive Thoughts, Positive Life!

No matter what age, you can never be too overeducated about having a positive attitude.

T.E. Corner, a national accounts relationship manager, has had hundreds of opportunities to travel around the United States and share tips on how to have a more fulfilling and rewarding life.

All of his experience influenced Corner to write his book, “Positive Thoughts! Positive Life.” Even though it is in the form of a children’s book, Corner hopes that it doesn’t stop there. He believes that adults can also learn from his message.

“Adults always have opportunities to re-learn positive habits and practices, which are ultimately pathways to a life of fulfillment and success,” Corner said.

Kylie knows it’s up to her to choose how she feels about herself and how she treats others.
Keeping her very own List for Life! Journal, she keeps track of what she wants and lives her life by a simple but powerful motto:
Always give it your best.
Think thoughts of happiness, abundance, and success.
When you keep your positive thoughts and desires in front of you,
Good things happen, and your dreams come true.
During her daily adventures, she reflects on all of the wonderful things that come to her each and every day. More importantly, she learns to turn challenges into learning opportunities.
In addition to learning from Kylie, you’ll have the opportunity to add your own positive affirmations in a journal page at the end of her story.
Whether you’re a child or an adult, Kylie can teach you the value of daily reflection and help you discover the power of Positive Thoughts, Positive Life!

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's review- A very basic story that is easy read and well written.  One girl with a great attitude towards life and her story is shared in this book.  

Salonpas® Pain Relieving Products Review

The NEW Salonpas® Pain Relieving Patch is now available at leading retailers nationwide. This convenient and versatile patch includes three active ingredients, camphor (3.1%), menthol (10%) and methyl salicylate (15%), provides temporary relief of minor aches and pains.

Hisamitsu America is the US division of Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co., Inc., founded in 1847, which has specialized in topical drug delivery technology since the introduction of its Salonpas line of patches in 1934. The SALONPAS product line, which gained early acceptance in Asia and now sells in 50 countries, has pioneered the development of topical patches to relieve everyday aches and pains. Today, their Salonpas Pain Relief Patches are the first and only FDA-approved OTC pain patch.

I received complimentary products.

Cassandra's Review-  I prefer topical sprays and gels to pills.  The pain relief comes in all different forms.   I can feel the difference in my pain level when applying these products.  The gel is not sticky and you only need a super small amount per application.  The patches stay on comfortably and I was able to apply to my lower back without any hassle. The jet spray can be applied in less then a second. I really enjoyed trying out this brand.

Glitzies DIY hair bling Review

Glitzies. It's Glitz, It's Glam, It's Jewelry for your Hair!
Easy-to-use, stick-on hair accessories for all ages.

Adding sparkle to everyone's life with the coolest new hair accessory has never been so easy! Thanks to Glitzies DIY hair bling, fashionable females of all ages can add a bit of sparkle to their look with these easy-to-use, stick-on hair accessories.

These hair jewels come in packs of 40 with playful designs like sparkly stars, hot pink flowers and deep red hearts for just under $10 a pack. Feeling really adventurous? There are cheetah print stick ons to show off your wild side! Place them all over for a blinged out look, or tell a story with a creative design.

Whether you're adding finishing touches to a Halloween costume, stuffing stockings for the upcoming holiday season or making a glam station at a birthday party, Glitzies helps create fun  looks for the fashionista in us all.

I received complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review-   While they do not actually cling to my hair very well or for a long time, the stickers are very cute.  I think little girls would really enjoy just playing with these.   They are simple to remove without damaging any hair.

MAGFORMERS Review @magformers

MAGFORMERS is the industry leader in magnetic building toys for children. We believe it is vital for children to develop through creativity and our patented, 'always attracting' magnetic technology delivers a unique constructional play experience. It is MAGFORMERS commitment to providing a high quality, reliable product that inspires the creators of the future

Create 3D structures from 2D nets with MAGFORMERS NEW 26Pc NEON Set. Containing Neon colored squares and triangles that are ideal for little fingers to hold, the 26Pc is the perfect toy for building the 'magic ball', houses, towers and much more! See what your imagination will create!

Each geometric shape contains magnets that never reject, so you'll always hear the MAGFORMERS click. When playtime is over, use the magnetic power to simply stack and store!

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I recevied complimentary product.

Cassandra's review- The 26 piece set is great for little hands.  I have a child that is a tactile learner and really enjoys playing with this, the clicking sounds and diffrent colors along with the style and feel of each piece when they connect is great.

Vintage Retro T-Shirts Review #USDes4

30th Birthday Gifts - 1986 Original Mens T shirt - 30th Birthday Gift Ideas

50th Birthday Gifts - 1966 Original Mens T shirt - 50th Birthday Gift Ideas

Retro/vintage style T-shirts. These are 100% cotton screen-printed T-shirts

These are retro inspired T-shirts that make great birthday gifts for landmark birthdays.

I received complimentary products.

Cassandra's Review--  The design is creative. A well printed image.  I like the dark blue color of the shirts. They are available in sizes S, M, L, XL or XXL.  I was able to wash them inside out and did not have any bleeding of color or shrinking.  The tag reads Gildan brand T-shirts.  

MARSEE Bluetooth Over-Ear Headphones Review #lc8600

Built-in Mic for handsfree functionality - Transmission Distance up to 33ft - Omnidirectional microphone that picks up your voice without having to talk directly - Hands free functionality , let you convert any Smartphone or Bluetooth Device

3.5 mm AUX line in - Allow music playback from various sources even when not charged. AUX line in allows music playback from various sources even when not charged - you can use any aux line out from any device - or any music player on Cars, Speakers, Cell Phones, Computers, Imac, Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, Surface AND MUCH More.

Up to 10 hours of battery life -Impedance: 32ohm - Frequency Response 20-20.000Hz - Sensibility 106dB+3dB - Polymer Lithium Battery you can control volume - tracks and many more from the easy access - Sensibility buttons located in the Front right of the Headphones.

Easy access controller for your freedom LED indicator light, bluetooth headphones with mic , Volume controller, Play/Pause, Track Controller. Answer/Hang up calls with one button.
Enjoy your favorite tunes in ultimate comfort with this Bluetooth headset's soft, over-the-ear headphones.

I received complimentary product.

You can purchase this on Amazon.

Cassandra's Review- Very lightweight with a nice style. The sound quality and ease of connection is great.  Very soft on my ears.

Shattered Memories Celebration Tour by @DebiLynCostello Kindle and HUGE  #giveaway

The Charleston earthquake has left destruction like nothing Doctor Andrew Warwick has ever seen. On a desperate mission to find the lady who owns his heart, he frantically searches through the rubble. He finds her injured and lifeless. After she regains consciousness, the doctor’s hopes are quickly dashed as he realizes she doesn’t remember him. Things only get worse when he discovers she believes she’s still engaged to the abusive scoundrel, Lloyd Pratt. Now Drew is on a race with the wedding clock to either help her remember or win her heart again before she marries the wrong man.

Waking in a makeshift hospital, Olivia Macqueen finds herself recovering from a head injury. With amnesia stealing a year of her memories, she has trouble discerning between lies and truth. When her memories start returning in bits and pieces, she must keep up the charade of amnesia until she can find out the truth behind the embezzlement of her family’s business while evading the danger lurking around her.

Debbie Lynne Costello

Debbie Lynne Costello is the author of the #1 Amazon bestseller Sword of Forgiveness, a medieval romance. She has enjoyed writing stories since she was eight years old. She raised her family and then embarked on her own career of writing the stories that had been begging to be told. She and her husband have four children and live in upstate South Carolina where she has worked in many capacities in her church and is currently the Children's Director. When not spending time with her husband, four children and grandchildren she hangs out with her Arabian and Tennessee Walking horses.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

END TIMES AND THE SECRET OF THE MAHDI Blog Tour @WorthyPub @MichaelAYoussef #EndTimesSecret



The emergence of Radical Islamists should be no surprise to students of Scripture. America is only now understanding their intense passion to rule, not only the Middle East, but the western world as well. Youssef points to passages that show us how biblical prophecy speaks to the awful things to come. Beware of the secret of the Mahdi!

About Michael Youssef, Ph.D:

Even before he was born, it was evident that God had a vision for Michael Amerhom Youssef. His mother was in poor health at the time she became pregnant with Michael, and because her life would be jeopardized by the birth, the doctor recommended terminating the pregnancy. An abortion procedure was scheduled. But God intervened, and sent the family pastor to reassure them the night before the procedure was to take place that God was involved in this pregnancy, not to be afraid, and that this child would be "born to serve the Lord." Michael's parents accepted the pastor's message as a message from God and obeyed. His mother gave birth, and lived to see him surrender his life to the Lord in 1964 at age sixteen.

Believing that God was calling him out of Egypt, Michael sought an exit visa at a time when no university student was permitted to hold a passport or leave the country. God intervened again, and miraculously provided approval of his application. He immigrated to Australia, where he studied at Moore Theological College in Sydney, was ordained as a minister, and met and married his wife, Elizabeth.

The Youssef's came to America in 1977, and in 1978 Michael received a master's degree in theology at Fuller Theological Seminary in California and a Ph.D. from Emory University in social anthropology. Michael served for nearly ten years with the Haggai Institute, traveling around the world more than 32 times, teaching courses in evangelism and church leadership to church leaders. He rose to the position of Managing Director at the age of 31. The family settled in Atlanta, and in 1984, Michael became a United States citizen, fulfilling a dream he had held for many years.

He founded The Church of The Apostles in 1987 with fewer than 40 adults with the mission to "Equip the Saints and Seek the Lost." The church has since grown to a congregation of over 3000. This church on a hill was the launching pad for Leading the Way's international ministry. While heard by millions at home and abroad, behind every message preached over the airwaves is a pastor's heart, longing to feed and care for people. Clearly God has uniquely equipped Dr. Youssef to speak to a worldwide audience. The path he has walked has given him a thorough cross-cultural understanding and a firm grasp of Scripture. He preaches, teaches and exhorts with a straightforward and uncompromising delivery, based on the authority of the inspired, infallible Word of God. His unique, firsthand understanding of the Holy Land, its history and culture, brings the Bible to life for listeners.

Leading The Way claims Dr. Youssef as the ministry's number one volunteer. He receives no compensation for his time, nor does he receive royalties from the sale of any of the resource materials he produces and authors.

God called Dr. Youssef, even before birth, and is using Leading The Way to reach millions of lost souls, equip the saints, and build up His church worldwide.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review -  The book is going to scare some people and keep others nodding their heads in agreement.  I personally feel like I have a faith and see that bad things are happening around me, but they are always and have always been happening.

For someone to stir the pot up so to speak on issues like this is something that I do not agree with.  While I completely respect this author and the topic, I do not feel that this is something that I am going to worry my family and friends over.  I can only live day to day and chose life, not wake up and wait for death and destruction.

End Times and the Secret of the Mahdi: Unlocking the Mystery of Revelation and the Antichrist by Michael Youssef Blog Tour @worthypub @MichaelYoussef #EndTimes

by Dr. Michael Youssef


The emergence of Radical Islamists should be no surprise to students of Scripture. America is only now understanding their intense passion to rule, not only the Middle East, but the western world as well. Youssef points to passages that show us how biblical prophecy speaks to the awful things to come. Beware of the secret of the Mahdi!

Striking parallels exist between the “Beast” of Revelation (the Antichrist) and the prophetic figure in Islam known as the Mahdi. Muslims view the Mahdi as a great savior who will lead a revolution and establish a global Islamic empire over the West.

 Both the Antichrist and the Mahdi are associated with the end times and the Judgment. Both possess political, military, and religious power, and both head up a one-world religion. How this affects Americans today is revealed in Youssef’s prophetic The Secret of the Mahdi.


Michael Youssef, Ph.D., is the founder and president of Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef, a worldwide ministry that leads the way for people living in spiritual darkness to discover the light of Christ through the creative use of media and on-the-ground ministry teams. His weekly television programs and daily radio programs are broadcast more than 4,300 times per week in 24 languages to more than 190 countries. He is also the founding pastor of The Church of The Apostles in Atlanta, G

You can purchase on Amazon. 

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  If you have spiritual interests, this author is going to take you into a great read.  I always enjoy being able to learn and grow with faith.

Even if I do not have a certain denomination, I still benefit from this type of book.

  I think it is super important to be able to keep an open mind no matter what the topic and so this book being what it is, can scare you and at the same time shine some light on the subject.

Monday, February 22, 2016

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