Sunday, October 23, 2016

Gnoments tis the season to bring the magic back into relationships Review

Gnoments is a unique relationship-building tool to help you share and create special moments with the one you love.

 The Gnoments kit includes a boy and girl gnome, each with a special pouch for including notes, mementos, and gifts, along with an embedded NFC chip for high tech messages, and a 32 page hardcover, illustrated story book with ideas to get you started so you can begin making special moments today.

Available with most smart phones, one can easily program the NFC (Near field communications) tag inside each gnome to offer another exciting way of being romantic, thoughtful, and fun. From recording a YouTube video, sending over a text, or going on an adventurous treasure hunt, the possibilities are endless.

 If you are away from your gnome, but still want to send a special message, Gnoments' mobile-friendly website includes a special messaging system called Gnomifications, where one can create a Gnomitar (a gnome avatar) and send an email or text with the same links one can share through the embedded NFC tags.
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I recevied complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review -   I mean, super cute and so very fun to play with.  There are a lot of ways to use this and the whole family can have fun. These are going to make excellent gifts this year.  The set comes with a really nice storybook to help couples to get some loving ideas.   If you are a single parent these are still really cool for the kids to leave little notes as they do not have to be for couples only.

Baja Baby Review and 30% discount

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From peach fuzz to long locks, they can guarantee it will leave your baby’s hair soft and tangle-free. Their vitamin-enriched conditioning cream is gentle and free of parabens and sulphates. And you can rest assured, knowing that no ingredients were derived from animals.

Suitable for babies and kids of all ages (and mommies too!).


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This luxurious Lavender Lotion has a calming, fresh scent that is gentle enough for baby’s skin, and soothing enough to transport you to a land of luxury...even if only for a few minutes.

This soothing, spa-like cream is lightly scented with fragrant lavender and was created with your priorities in mind: a natural-based formula that hasn’t been tested on animals and is paraben-free, sulphate-free, and pH-balanced.

Suitable for babies and kids of all ages! (And yes, you can use it, too!)


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I recevied complimentary product.

The calming and cleansing Lavender Shampoo & Body Wash. One bath with paraben-free, sulphate-free, Ph-balanced, and delightfully smelling shampoo, and your baby will be clean, happy, and back to bed. Which also puts YOU back to the couch, comfy, and in control of the TV remote once again.


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Cassandra's Review -  The light scent of lavender is not overwhelming but at the same time fragrant enough to really create an atmosphere of relaxing if only for the briefest of minutes.    The scent doesn't linger on your skin after washing and drying.  My hair did have a faint scent which was very pleasant.  I did not feel any harshness or have trouble rinsing these out.

Very Christmas by Simone Mets Review

Very Christmas by Simone Mets, Softcover Book with Coordinating Bookmark
When Santa’s workshop is destroyed by a ferocious storm, even the richest man in the world is stumped for a way to save Christmas.  Just when everyone seems to give up all hope, the unstumpable Ava Buttons, together with her friends, discover a way to make Christmas wishes come true.  Motivated by a desire to help others, Ava converts even her naughtiest friend, Rowdy Meyers, from an enthusiastic getter to a champion giver.   

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Simone Mets has spent her life connecting with others, whether locally or abroad, and always has her eyes peeled for opportunities to give back. Her ingenuity has served her well in her professional life as an attorney and event planner, and shines throughout her first book, Very Christmas. She is a passionate volunteer, a mentor, and an active member of SCBWI. Mets lives in Princeton, New Jersey with her husband and two short haired ginger tabbies.

Learn more about Very Christmas at, Facebook, and Instagram.

Very Christmas is available to purchase at, Amazon,, and the Farmhouse Store in Princeton, NJ.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-   The book shares loving, giving and blessings in a way that your little ones can enjoy as well as learn.  The author choose a different way to go about her writing but it worked really well and I think this is going to be a book that open hearts while reading.  

YES: Transform Your Life with Color By Number By Trey Speegle Review

From Trey Speegle, America's #1 conceptual paint-by-number pop artist, a life-changing color by number book that will unlock your creativity and transform your life.
Top conceptual paint-by-number pop artist Trey Speegle credits color-by-number with making him the artist he is today and teaching him powerful life lessons. Through the activities in Transform Your Life with Color by Number, aspiring artists and readers of all ages will learn how to embrace creative anarchy: to follow the rules (and then break them), follow their own muse, do the “wrong” thing, and, most importantly, turn off their overworked brains.

This beautiful coloring book features scores of images with word stencils for overlay, and includes a fascinating introduction outlining the history of the medium. Speegle’s workbook inspires, instructs, entertains, and will help you discover your inner creativity to transform your life

Author Bio

Using one of the world’s largest collections of vintage paint-by-number paintings, Trey Speegle explores themes of hope, love, longing and transformation by using humor, affirmations, double entendre and word play that resonate with a broad, pop appeal. Speegle has collaborated with Stella McCartney, Squarespace and Anthropologie Home. His latest is a SS '16 clothing & accessories collection with Print all Over Me & International Playground. He divides his time between NYC’s Meatpacking District and his converted barn in the Catskill Mountains.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- I really like that this book can be colored and then shared as a gift for a loved one or close friend.  I like to create out of the box, but sometimes I just want to relax and know what to do so this book has a color palate to follow that makes filling in the spaces super easy.  Any age can enjoy this if they have fun coloring.

Where Jesus Slept By Norma Lewis #WhereJesusSlept #FlyBy Review and GIVEAWAY

About the book:

“This is the bed where Jesus slept. This is the straw that lined the bed where Jesus slept.” From Here, the story builds with each spread, adding a new element and explaining the relationships among the participants and witnesses to the first Christmas. From Jesus sleeping sweetly to thewise men bringing gifts, this charming book reminds readers young and not-so-young of the joyous event we celebrate at Christmastime. Children will love the delightful illustrations and the engaging repetition in this cumulative tale.

About the author: Norma Lewis is the author of ten books. She lives in Grand Haven, MI, with a marmalade cat named Scalawag. They both love spending time with her six grandchildren, ranging in age from three to twenty.Illustrated by Katy Hudson.

Cassandra's Review- A really good book to share with your family during Christmas.  It has a short but very sweet message of joy as well as love and I can just picture sitting by my Christmas tree and sharing this while my family gets cozy.

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Falling Free Rescued from the Life I Always Wanted By Shannan Martin Review


“Shannan’s story feels at once familiar and spectacular, ordinary and exceptional. You will discover that at the same time her words make you squirm, you will wish you lived next door to her. You will want her wisdom and you will want her pickles.” —Jen Hatmaker (from the foreword)

Shannan Martin had the perfect life: a cute farmhouse on six rambling acres, a loving husband, three adorable kids, money, friends, a close-knit church—a safe, happy existence.

But when the bottom dropped out through a series of shocking changes and ordinary inconveniences, the Martins followed God’s call to something radically different: a small house on the other side of the urban tracks, a shoestring income, a challenged public school, and the harshness of a county jail (where her husband is now chaplain). And yet the family’s plunge from “safety” was the best thing that could have happened to them.

Falling Free charts their pilgrimage from the self-focused wisdom of the world to the topsy-turvy life of God’s more being found in less. Martin’s practical, sweetly subversive book invites us to rethink assumptions about faith and the good life, push past insecurity and fear, and look beyond comfortable, middle-class Christianity toward a deeper, richer, and ultimately more fulfilling life.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  The story challenges the reader with a scenarios or two that could become a reality for some people.  It has real tones and was a smooth read with not too many bumps along the way.   I think there was enough going on to keep the drama level high and the reader wanting to finish.

Bedtime Read and Rhyme Bible Stories By Bonnie Rickner Jensen Review


Our God cares for us so much—His love is everywhere! If He sees one heart in need, His love will be right there.

When Jesus finds a lamb who’s lost,
He sings a happy song!
“My lamb is safe now in My arms,
Where all My sheep belong!”  

Bedtime Read and Rhyme Bible Stories offers more than 90 stories from the Old and New Testaments told in delightful, rhyming verse, along with Bedtime Prayers that help young readers grasp and apply each message.

Tuck in your child with rhyming reminders of God’s great love!

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- A thick children's book that shares the the greatest stories in the world with your little one, of course when you read them outloud the fun really shares between all of you.  The illustrations are cute and eye catching.

6th Grade Revengers: Cat Crimes and Wannabes by Steven Whibley $50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Giveaway

    cat-crimes   6th Grade Revengers: Cat Crimes and Wannabes by Steven Whibley Jared and Marcus aren’t like other 11-year-olds…they’re also Revengers. They fix problems and they’re awesome at it-at least, they will be if they ever get a chance to show off their skills. What they need is exposure. Luckily, they have the perfect target in mind: Jared’s sister’s boyfriend. He’s a jerky, wannabe rock star, a relentless bully and he smells like old gym socks. Enough is enough. The tone deaf jerk’s days are numbered. There’s only one hitch: Marcus already offered their services elsewhere. A stray cat with serious aggression issues apparently has a whole neighborhood boarding up their windows. What the boys think will be an easy-money job quickly turns into a dangerous game of wits. The cat’s a monster. It takes all the ingenuity the boys can muster to deal with this beast. Two targets at once. It’s time to prove themselves as the awesome after-school problem-solvers they know they are. That is, if their plan doesn’t backfire. Because they’ll either be feared fixers or a couple kids who can’t even take out a kitten. amazon
add to goodreads Praise for the Book “…funny, exciting and full of adventure.” 10-year-old reviewer “…a delightful story, full of adventure and I would highly recommend it…” Amazon reviewer “Cleverly entwined plots and vivid settings are designed to hold readers to the end…” Goodreads Reviewer  
One of my favorite TV shows was about a spy who couldn’t be a real spy anymore so he went around helping people with their problems. In a way, that was exactly what I’d done for Sky. She had a problem, and I fixed it. I wasn’t sure what that would be called, but there had to be thousands of people with problems—problems like evil bosses, jerk teachers or pain-inthe-butt sisters—who needed someone to help them deal. Someone like me. I grabbed a notebook and pencil and started brainstorming all the ways I’d make it work. Eventually my brainstorm became a brain typhoon, or whatever it is when your imagination gets out of control. Brain tornado maybe. The ideas came faster than I could write them down. There was no limit to what I could do. Bullies would disappear from playgrounds. Mean babysitters would never sit again. The possibilities seemed endless. Pretty soon it was after midnight and I had a notebook filled with ideas. “Jared Moter: Avenger of the Little Guy,” I said to myself as I crawled into bed. No, avenger wouldn’t work. That was already a comic book and a movie. Revenge-inator? That sounded like a robot from a sci-fi movie. It had to be cool. Had to be catchy. “Problem Assassin?” I shook my head. I wasn’t really killing stuff and besides, assassins were cool in movies and video games but not in real life. I lay there staring up at the ceiling for a long time. Just before I fell asleep, I found the right word. Revenger.
er’ll have to wait. Let’s go check out this killer cat.” We grabbed our bikes and headed for Oak Street.
cc-authorAuthor Steven Whibley
Steven Whibley is a father, a husband, and the author of several middle grade and young adult novels. He has lived in Japan; volunteered in Thailand, Myanmar and Colombia; explored the ruins of Tikal, Angkor Wat, and Cappadocia; and swum with sharks in Belize. His novel, DISRUPTION, was a finalist in Amazon’s Breakthrough Novel Award, and GLIMPSE (an unrelated novel) was shortlisted for Foreword Review’s Book of the year award. He is represented by DGLM.
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