Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Mom's Guide to Diastasis Recti By Pamela Ellgen Review

Diastasis Recti (though it sounds scary!) is a common separation of abdominal muscles that often occurs during pregnancy and can result in a weakened core, changes in posture, and the familiar post-baby ‘pooch’. But did you know that a smart exercise regimen can help prevent and treat abdominal separation?

Mom’s Guide to Diastasis Recti by Pamela Ellgen offers a complete exercise guide for expectant mothers and new moms to care for their abdominal muscles before and during their pregnancies and even in the hectic months once baby arrives.

With more than 50 customizable exercises and detailed step-by-step photos, Mom’s Guide to Diastasis Recti is a companion for women looking to strengthen their core safely through pregnancy and regain their fitness routine after giving birth. After all, a baby’s best ally is a happy, healthy mother, right?

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- The exercises are doable which is a huge plus and they are easy to understand.   The book starts out informing the reader about the problem and really focusing on the topic which is perfect.   The photos help and going at your own pace is so much better then watching this on  DVD to me because I can easily reference without a hassle.  I think the kids will have fun doing some of these with you if they want to.

The Travelers by Chris Pavone Review

A pulse-racing international thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Expats and The Accident.

It's 3:00 am. Do you know where your husband is? Meet Will Rhodes: travel writer, recently married, barely solvent, his idealism rapidly giving way to disillusionment and the worry that he's living the wrong life. Then one night, on assignment for the award-winning Travelers magazine in the wine region of Argentina, a beautiful woman makes him an offer he can't refuse. Soon Will's bad choices and dark secrets take him across Europe, from a chateau in Bordeaux to a midnight raid on a Paris mansion, from a dive bar in Dublin to a mega-yacht in the Mediterranean and an isolated cabin perched on the rugged cliffs of Iceland.

As he's drawn further into a tangled web of international intrigue, it becomes clear that nothing about Will Rhodes was ever ordinary, that the network of deception ensnaring him is part of an immense and deadly conspiracy with terrifying global implications and that the people closest to him may pose the greatest threat of all.

It's 3:00 am. Your husband has just become a spy.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  The author has a great writing style that lets you get into the action but at the same time it can get a bit too detailed and keep the story from moving along.  I think that by the time the ending came I was ready for it but at the same time I feel like it could have been more complete.  Possibly there is more to come?

Some Small Magic By Billy Coffey Review

She whispers, “I’m supposed to take you home.”

“Not yet,” Abel says. “Please, just not yet.”

All Abel wants is a little bit of magic in his life. Enough money so his mom doesn’t cry at night. Healing for his broken body. And maybe a few answers about his past.

When Abel discovers letters to him from the dad he believed dead, he wonders if magic has come to the hills of Mattingly, Virginia, after all. But not everything is as it seems.

With a lot of questions and a little bit of hope, Abel decides to run away to find the truth. But danger follows him from the moment he jumps his first boxcar, forcing Abel to rely upon his simple minded friend Willie—a man wanted for murder who knows more about truth than most—and a beautiful young woman who was already on the train.

From Appalachia to the Tennessee wilds and through the Carolina mountains, the name of a single small town beckons: Fairhope. That is where Abel believes his magic lays. But will it be the sort that will bring a broken boy healing? And is that the magic that will one day lead him home?

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- The book has heart and the author has a special way with words.  The message is laid out for the reader to pick up on but not intensely.  I found the story to be a mix of sadness with bursts of happy, but not in any order.


9780310757924, Once Upon a Time Storybook Bible, Omar Aranda
With the popularity of fairy tales and Disney animation, and especially with the new release of Disney’s live action Beauty and the Beast on March 17, Zonderkidz wanted to publish a storybook Bible and full -text Bible (Holy Bible offered in hardcover, and pink leathersoft editions) that would resonate with children and families who loved those types of movies, and loved reading a great story.

The art will captivate Disney lovers with similar looking characters and color palettes

Zonderkidz wanted to capture fans of this genre, but introduce young children to the word of God, and introduce them to the great characters of the Bible. It’s important to note that this brand serves to resound the theme that the Bible is NOT a fairy tale, but every great Bible story happened once upon a time. The Bible is the ultimate Happily Ever After story!
9780310757900, NIrV Once Upon a Time Holy Bible, Hardcover

What Christian parent doesn’t want to tie in Bible learning fun with what their kids already love, but also have the opportunity to teach them that the real heroes and stories of our faith come straight from God’s Word.

The Storybook Bible utilizes even more of the captivating art style and beautiful narrative to tell the major stories of the Bible, and the Holy Bible includes the full-text of the bestselling New International Reader’s Version (NIrV) translation, and highlights 6 great stories of the Bible in full-color tip-in pages. (there will be 6 stories, and each story is told on 4 illustrated pages.)

Bibles areavailable where books are sold:

I received a complimentary copies.

Cassandra's Review- Colorful and full of blessings this set of stories will entertain and teach your little ones.  I know that these are faith based, but even if you just want to spread the joy and learning of great messages to your family these are going to be a great way.

Tree Effects from GeekMyTree has launched on Kickstarter #ad

Tree Effects has 50 amazing full-color effects built-in. Check out our gallery to see the effects in action.

Tree Effects is a stunning tabletop pre-lit tree with GeekMyTree’s unique animated lighting effects built-in. Tree Effects comes with 50 built-in effects. Alternatively, the user select a single color for both the tree and star LEDs.

Unlike traditional pre-lit trees, Tree Effects controls every full-color LED independently to deliver spectacular light show effects. It’s perfect for those with limited space or who no longer want to hassle with a large tree.

Prototype shown. Effects and tree may differ in final product.

You can learn more and pledge HERE 

If  you purchase any package on Wednesday or Thursday  email a copy of the order acknowledgment to and  they will include one extra Pixel Pack of your choice for free.

$100 Target Gift Card Giveaway

Dropprice $100 Target Gift Card

Welcome to the Dropprice $100 Target Gift Card Giveaway!

If you would like to have a chance to win a $100 Target gift card, you can experience dropping the price by following the instructions below. Giveaway: Win a $100 Target Gift Card All you have to do is help moms drop the price of the Brushes and you will be entered to win a $100 Target gift card. Just click “Drop the price” on the entry form below for a chance to win. For even more entries, share it on your social media networks via the entry form — every time one of your friends also clicks to drop the price, you’ll automatically receive additional giveaway entries! This giveaway ends on 4/4/2017; you must be a US Resident and be 18 years or older to enter. Winners are randomly selected and contacted via email; the winners will be listed at the top of the entry form when the giveaway ends. Click here if you don’t see the entry form below.