Friday, April 01, 2016

WHIMZEES® Dental Chews Review



Cassandra's Review-  Made in Holland these dental chews not only come in different sizes, but creative shapes as well.  While I do not personally think that my dogs care about what shape they come in, the size does really help. Of course I enjoyed feeding them because I liked the shapes. They like the taste and I say this based on their ability to eat them like lightning and beg for more.  Also there were no after problems like diarrhea, excessive water drinking or vomiting which is a huge plus.    

You can find WHIMZEES at Petco, PetSmart, Pet Supplies Plus, Pet Valu and independent pet retailers.

NEW Purex plus Clorox 2® detergent GIVEAWAY

NEW Purex plus Clorox 2® detergent combines the Purex® DirtLift™ power you love with an extra boost from Clorox 2®!

This detergent contains 3 stain fighting enzymes to remove 100 stains and removes starchy stains like chocolate or tomato sauce.  It can removes protein based stains like grass and blood.  It also removes food stains that use guar gum like ice cream and BBQ sauce.  It is totally safe for colors.  

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Funbites review and Giveaway

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Cassandra's  Review- Funbites is a fast and easy way to make foods into shapes for your family to enjoy.  It is not hard to wash after using, and is so simple even the younger kids can use it.  I was able to cut through a PB&J sandwich easily with only a minor mess.  It is also fun to see the kids get so excited about the cute shapes and I guess for them makes eating my foods fun as well.

Great for picky eaters & creative moms
Makes healthy food fun
Creates bite-sized fun shapes
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Made in USA, dishwasher safe, BPA free

You can win your own Funbites by entering below.

I recevied complimentary product.

The Last Great Adventure of the PB & J Society by Janet Sumner Johnson Review


When her best friend's house is threatened with foreclosure, young Annie Jenkins is full of ideas to save the home: selling her appendix on eBay, winning the lottery, facing down the bankers . . . anything to keep Jason from moving. But Jason's out-of-work dad blows up at the smallest things, and hes not very happy with Annies interventions, which always seem to get them into more trouble. But when Annie tracks a lost treasure to Jason's backyard, she's sure the booty will be enough to save Jason's family. Pirate treasure in the Midwest seems far-fetched, even to Annie, but it could be the answer to all their problems. Now all she has to do is convince Jason. As the two hunt for answers and the pressure gets to Jason and his family, Annie discovers that the best-laid plans aren't always enough and there are worse things than moving away.

You can purchase on Amazon. 

Janet Sumner Johnson
Janet Sumner Johnson lives in Oregon with her husband and three kids. She bakes a mean cinnamon twist and eats way more cookies than are good for her, which explains her running habit. Though her full-time occupation as evil tyrant/benevolent dictator (aka Mom) takes most of her time, she sneaks in writing at night when her inner funny bone is fully unleashed.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's review- This is more of a feel good story with a lot of whole hearted goodness included.  It is great for middle school readers because it is set kind of in their time and creates a story that will connect with them more so than adults.  It was fun to read outloud and was finished in one sitting.

Firestormers by Carl Bowen Review

From the makers of SHADOW SQUADRON comes another elite crew of heroes, but these heroes fight a very different battle: the war against wildfires. With the climate changing and the population growing, wildfires have increased in number, size, and severity. Only an elite group of men and women are equipped to take on these immense infernos: Firestormers! Like the toughest military units, they have the courage, the heart, and the technology to stand on the front lines against hundred-foot walls of 2,000-degree flames. With hyper-realistic illustrations and action-packed storylines, these fiery chapter books are sure to make any reader sweat.

You can purchase on Amazon.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

About the Author
Carl Bowen's novel, Shadow Squadron: Elite Infantry, earned a starred review from Kirkus.  He lives in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

Cassandra's review- Wow, this was a great read.  It is intense with a lot of action.  The book will connect your child to the realm of the firestormers and teach them just how hot their job really is.  I think middle school kids will really take a liking to this read.

Night Night, Mommy by Amy Parker Review

Cuddle up for a calming bedtime story with this sweet board book that combines bedtime rhyme with adorable animal art to help your children get ready for a good night’s sleep.

Night Night, Mommy features an animal family settling down for bedtime, recalling shared moments between mother and child that occurred throughout the day. All of these special moments are relatable to you and your toddlers or preschoolers, and this bonding time is a wonderful way for your children to tell you “night night” as they drift off to sleep.

Sample text:

Oh, Mommy, what a day we’ve had!

We’ve played and learned and then

We'll snuggle in and say, "night night"

Before we do it again!
Amy Parker

Amy Parker has written more than twenty books for children, teens, and adults, including the best-selling A Night Night Prayer , Thank You, God, for Mommy, and Thank You, God, for Daddy. She has also collaborated with authors ranging from New York Times bestsellers to her very own son. Most importantly, she is a wife to Daniel and a mom to their amazing sons, Michael and Ethan.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- A perfect children's bedtime book, no matter how many times it is read, the kids want to hear it over and over again.  The illustrations made my family smile and are so adorably cute.  A very good message is inside as well.  I would recommend this to younger children but I would let the adults read it outloud for maximum cozy, comfort and love sharing!

Be Light Like a Bird by Monika Schröder Review

Be Light Like a Bird
by Monika Schröder
Capstone Young Readers

Middle Grade, Children's Fiction
Pub Date 01 Sep 2016

After the death of her father, twelve-year-old Wren finds her life thrown into upheaval. And when her mother decides to pack up the car and forces Wren to leave the only home she's ever known, the family grows even more fractured. As she and her mother struggle to build a new life, Wren must confront issues with the environment, peer pressure, bullying, and most of all, the difficulty of forgiving those who don't deserve it. A quirky, emotional middle grade novel set in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Be Light Like a Bird features well-drawn, unconventional characters and explores what it means to be a family — and the secrets and lies that can tear one apart.
For ages 9-12.

About the Author:
Monika Schröder
Monika Schröder writes novels for middle-grade readers. Her books include My Brother's Shadow, which was nominated for the 2014 New York State Reading Association's Charlotte Award; Saraswati's Way, a Story of an Indian Street Child, which Bank Street College named one of the best books of 2011; and The Dog in the Wood, which earned a starred review from Kirkus and was chosen by VOYA  as "Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers." Monika grew up in Germany but has lived and worked in Egypt, Oman, Chile, and India. She brought an Indian Street dog, whom she calls Frank, from New Delhi to her current home in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. When Frank isn't demanding her attention, Monika invents vegetarian dishes, bakes cheesecakes, and tends her garden.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- While any age can take and learn from this book, it is great for middle schoolers.  The author created a wonderful story with vivid and easy to connect with characters.  I enjoyed reading this outloud to my family and think this would be a great book to add to a school library as well because it is also going to bring up a few discussions and in a good way.

National Distracted Driving Awareness Month #BetterMoments #spon

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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and it’s safe to say distracted driving has become a relevant issue over the last few years deserving attention and education.

With drivers both young and old on the streets, staying attentive on the road and surroundings is more important than ever.

Smartphone devices, such as the samsung galaxy S5 can be paired with wireless accessories to increase safety and maintain productivity on the road.

Distracted driving is not limited to using a mobile device, but also includes eating, drinking, grooming and talking to passengers. In 2013, there were 3,154 deaths in relation to distracted driving.

According to a U.S. Cellular survey, 43 percent of smartphone owners use their device while driving.

However, the same survey revealed 34 percent of smartphone users get annoyed at others for using their smartphones while driving.

Tips and accessories that can help stop smartphone users from getting distracted:

Take away distractions. It is easy to be distracted by the phone buzzing in the console. If the noise is too disruptive, switch to the Do Not Disturb mode on the iPhone 6s during drive time. Friends and family will understand the commitment to limit distractions.

Prepare yourself beforehand: Enter the address into the GPS on a smartphone before hitting the road. Make sure to place your mobile device in a spot where directional prompting can be heard to prevent missing a turn.

Utilize accessorize: With accessories such as the Plantronics Voyager Legend Bluetooth Headset, carrying on a conversation during a commute is easy, convenient and safe. According to the same U.S. Cellular survey, 74 percent of those who use their phone while driving utilize a hands-free device such as a Bluetooth headset or in-car Bluetooth system.

Enlist the help of passengers if it can’t wait: Remember, distracted driving not only affects you, but also impacts the safety of others. Passengers can help you if a message or phone call absolutely can’t wait. If driving alone, consider pulling off the road briefly to use a device.

Make a family commitment: Make the commitment to not text and drive. With the popularity of texting, it is no surprise that 87 percent of smartphone owners text daily. U.S. Cellular’s Parent-Child agreement allows families to create a customizable contract with family members to make the conversation easier and clearer. The agreement focuses on safety and etiquette, even when it comes to bringing smartphones into the car. 


QMT Spring Redwood BIG Giveaway

QMT Spring Redwood Giveaway
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1- Winner Holiday Contest and Sweeps is pleased to work with a great group of blogs and QMT Windchimes   brings you the "QMT Spring Redwood Giveaway". QMT Redwood Products will last forever. The Redwood is naturally resistant to decay and is embossed with with a unique pattern to enhance your garden or just about any place you wish to place then around your home. Prizes: 2 - Redwood Planters   Grow your own flowers & herbs in style with a new redwood planter from QMT. Our embossed redwood deck planters are built from sturdy redwood boards and embossed with an attractive floral border. Naturally rot resistant, redwood planters will maintain their beauty through several seasons.
Mountain View® Feeders are unique in that they offer the natural beauty of redwood set in completely original designs, producing pieces that are natural yet finished, elegant yet functional. The redwood, which is naturally resistant to decay, is contoured and embossed with a unique pattern to enhance your garden.
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