Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Most Important 60 Days of Your Pregnancy by Dr. Pierre Dukan Review

The Most Important 60 Days of Your Pregnancy: Prevent Your Child from Developing Diabetes and Obesity Later in Life
by Dr. Pierre Dukan


A healthy diet is important every day of pregnancy. However, new research shows that what you eat during months four and five is most critical. Making smart food choices during that 60-day window, when your baby’s organs are at a vital stage of development, will help protect his or her long-term health.

In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Pierre Dukan uses the latest discoveries in epigenetics and embryology to create a diet and lifestyle plan that will improve your personal health while helping your child avoid obesity and diabetes later in life. The easy-to-follow program includes:

• 60-day action plan
• 5-step daily diet
• 24 delicious foods to eat freely
• 8 foods that must be eliminated

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's review- Very informative and easy to follow book that will help during this stage of pregnancy.  You do need to actually follow it and not just read it to get the results.

Boudreaux’s Butt Paste

Boudreaux’s Butt Paste Diaper rash can strike at any time… and no one wants a cranky baby with a tender tush.

 Boudreaux’s Butt Paste to the rescue!

 This decades-old diaper rash solution starts healing on contact and comes in three varieties –Classic, Maximum Strength and All Natural. A must for every diaper change.

I received complimentary product.

Baby Magic No-Rinse Wash

Baby Magic No-Rinse Wash This product is the diaper bag essential that should be at the top of your list! The foaming application allows you to clean your baby without running a full bath and is great to use when you are away from home for a quick and easy clean-up.

I received complimentary product.

Soups, Stews & Breads by Gooseberry Patch Review

Soups, Stews & Breads (Everyday Cookbook Collection)
by Gooseberry Patch

Whether you're craving chicken noodle, creamy tomato, or loaded potato, a bowl of piping hot soup is always a good idea. Soups, Stews & Breads has over 350 of the most delicious recipes you can imagine, and is filled with photos, tips and serving ideas, too.

Along with all your favorites, you'll find recipes for hearty chowders, satisfying stews, and scrumptious breads to serve with them. We've also included quick-fix and slow-cooker recipes!
Soups, Stews & Breads makes it easy to whip up a batch of homemade chicken broth, a party-size crock of spicy chili, quick breads, crackers and croutons...all from one handy cookbook. It's the last soup book you'll ever need!

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  Down home goodness in this wonderfully created book.   The recipes have photos included and very easy to follow directions.  The ingredients would not cost too much money in the store and can be easily found locally in most places.  I think that that is the perfect gift for the holidays and will be a fast favourite to any cook's collection. 

Taste of Home 365 Days of Cookies Review

Taste of Home 365 Days of Cookies
Taste of Home 365 Days of Cookies

When it comes to smile-fetching sweets you can’t go wrong with cookies! From soft and chewy to crisp and crunchy, the buttery sensations always get thumb-up approval. Now you can satisfy your sweet tooth all year with this brand-new, fun-loving collection, Taste of Home 365 Days of Cookies!

Featuring hundreds of full-color photos, this must-see edition offers after-school snacks, coffee-break bites, classroom treats, bake-sale favorites and holiday delights that are perfect throughout the year. You’ll even find cookies that celebrate days such as National Potato Chip Day (March 14), Jelly Bean Day (April 22) and National French Toast Day (November 28). Best of all, a Christmas- Cookies Bonus Section makes this cookbook a home baker’s dream come true!

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- With large easy to see photos and wonderfully sweet cookies, this book is a treat both to look at and create from.  It is easy to read and follow along with the directions.  I think any cookie baker would be thrilled to own this book. 

Taste of Home Most Requested Recipes Review

Taste of Home Most Requested Recipes: 633 Top-Rated Recipes Our Readers Love!

Take the guesswork out of cooking with Taste of Home Most Requested Recipes! Each of the 633 dishes in this mouthwatering collection is a Five-Star dish as rated on, won a recipe contest and/or received raves from Taste of Home readers!

Whether whipping up a family favorite on a busy weeknight, creating an attention-getting dish for an office potluck, serving crowd-pleasing munchies for a weekend party or a planning a spread for a special occasion, you’ll find what you’re looking for here.

After all, these are the foods today’s home cooks serve and share time and again. Each tried-and-true recipe has been tested and approved by the experts in the Taste of Home Test Kitchen, offers easy-to-follow instructions and calls for ingredients you likely have on hand! Serve your family nothing but the best! With Most Requested Recipes at your fingertips, it’s never been easier!

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- Jam packed with 633 recipes that are all randomly placed into the pages of this book.  It does have a smaller font which makes it a bit hard to follow and there is no room in between the recipes, but it is perfect if you love to try new things.  I would have preferred it to not be a spiral book because the pages can easily rip out and it is very thick so kind of hard to handle when in use or reading. 

Beneath the Trees by Laurel Saville Review

Beneath the Trees

An ambitious wildlife biologist, Colden McComb hikes the rugged Adirondack mountains, tracking moose and beaver, and navigates the halls of academia, jockeying for a place in the male-dominated world of conservation research. Over the course of one tumultuous year, she becomes entangled with a series of unsettling events that none of her scientific training can help her explain.

 Best-selling author Laurel Saville uses incisive prose and evocative imagery in another page-turning story that picks up where her novel, “North of Here,” ended.

She brings readers into the brooding backcountry of Upstate New York, where Colden searches for connections between petty thefts, sabotage vandalism, Very -explicit emails, office gossip, Sasquatch myths, grainy game-camera images, an elusive chimera, a teenage runaway, and the contradictions of her own heritage. Alongside her handyman father, social worker step-mother, and a lawyer with secrets of his own, Colden confronts the mysteries she finds beneath the trees, and also within her own heart.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- The reader will gain a lot of knowledge about abuse, foster care and other rough topics as the author freely writes about them.  While adding nature and love of animals and blending in characters this book has a good flow and a story that is unique.  I would recommend this to anyone older in age that would understand the actual message and presentation the author is sharing. 

Before the Rain Falls by Camille Di Maio Review

Before the Rain Falls:
 A Novel Paperback – May 16, 2017
by Camille Di Maio

After serving seventy years in prison for the murder of her sister, Eula, Della Lee has finally returned home to the Texas town of Puerto Pesar. She’s free from confinement—and ready to tell her secrets before it’s too late.

She finds a willing audience in journalist Mick Anders, who is reeling after his suspension from a Boston newspaper and in town, reluctantly, to investigate a mysterious portrait of Eula that reportedly sheds tears. He crosses paths with Dr. Paloma Vega, who’s visiting Puerto Pesar with her own mission: to take care of her ailing grandmother and to rescue her rebellious younger sister before something terrible happens. Paloma and Mick have their reasons to be in the hot, parched border town whose name translates as “Port of Regret.” But they don’t anticipate how their lives will be changed forever.

Moving and engrossing, this dual story alternates between Della’s dark ordeals of the 1940s and Paloma and Mick’s present-day search for answers―about roots, family, love, and what is truly important in life.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  Because of the back and forth in the storyline, this was a bit hard to really follow and get into.   I think if it was more solid and flowing the book would have had more potential.  If you enjoy a story that kind of jumps around, but also has very well written character that is set in an older time period, this is going to be a great read. 

Build a Gluten Free Muffin Snowman with Garden Lites

Share some jolly cheer with your family this holiday, with creative and simple-to-prepare recipes from Garden Lites®. Your children and entire family will treasure the time you spend making festive memories, as you snack on these veggie-rich delicious muffins and create Muffin Snow-Men, covered in frosting, sprinkles, tiny candy shapes and whatever other holiday treats you desire!
Garden Lites Muffins are kid-friendly snacking that help your family get hooked on veggies – with their delicious, freshly frozen products that are veggie-rich. Building fun muffin Snowmen and decorating them will keep your kids smiling as they learn to enjoy their veggies, because Garden Lites Muffins are surprisingly delicious yet always have vegetables as first ingredients. They also boast great attributes including gluten-free, dairy free, nut free, low calories, high fiber, rich in whole grains, and Kosher.

This holiday season celebrate a festive nutritious and delicious lifestyle for your family, with Garden Lites Muffins. The product line includes:

Garden Lites® Chocolate Muffins

You'll never believe the first two ingredients in Garden Lites Chocolate Muffins are zucchini and carrots! Heat in the microwave to enjoy a decadent chocolate experience for only 120 calories. Garden Lites Chocolate Muffins are non-GMO, deliciously moist and a great source of fiber. Also, Allergy-friendly! Gluten, dairy & nut free, and come in a package of 6 muffins, for a SRP of $4.99.

Garden Lites® Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

In Garden Lites Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins the first ingredient is zucchini! Heat in the microwave to enjoy a deliciously rich experience for only 120 calories. Garden Lites Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins are non-GMO, deliciously moist and a great source of fiber. Also, Allergy-friendly! Gluten, dairy & nut free.

Enjoy this creative, fun Garden Lites Snowman Recipe:

8 Garden Lites® Muffins (any flavor)
8 marshmallows
Frosting of your choice
Colorful sprinkles or candy pieces to decorate with (your choice)
Mini candy corn (for noses)
Thin licorice for arms and hands.

How To Assemble:
Arrange muffins on a flat board or plate.
Have your children cover in frosting in any color.
Add candy embellishments of your choice and top with marshmallow.
Decorate marshmallow face with eyes, nose, and mouth.
Use licorice for arms and hands.

For more information on Garden Lites products, visit and be sure to “Like” on Facebook and Follow on Twitter
I received complimentary product.

Family Honor Plate, Table Thyme Discussion Cards #HonorPlate #FlyBy

About the plate:


The virtues are listed in the center of the plate for mom and dad to use as their anchor, their moral compass to guide them in how they need to show up for and to their children. This is how our children learn what character (Christ's Character) is, what it looks like, what it feels like. Our children are watching us and learning from us.


Look for the good choices and attitude your kids/spouse are making and showing throughout the day. Track it back to the virtues and character it shows.


Turn dinnertime into a celebration when you catch someone making good choices and showing good character and present their meal on the FAMILY HONOR PLATE. This is when you:

· Talk about the choices they made and the virtues and character that it showed (Be specific).

· Talk about how they made everyone involved feel and the impact they had on people and how that is POWERFUL and BEAUTIFUL.

About the cards:

Every question is followed up with "Why?" to take everyone's answers to a deeper more intimate level. That's where the magic is and the real conversation starts. So now when even a simple question such as..."What is your favorite dessert?" for example, rather than someone answering "Apple Pie" and then moving on to the next person, the whole family gets to walk down memory lane because it reminds them of Grandma Smith who always made apple pies with them when they came to visit." Her house always smelled of fresh baked pies and she gave the best hugs when we walked in the door."

Communication is the key to connecting, building and maintaining healthy relationships. When we are raise our children to be confident in their ability to communicate with others and get their point across, situations are less stressful and they have better outcomes.

 You can  purchase these items for you to check off your Christmas list since this is the perfect gift for all families at the Online Store

I received complimentary product. 

Cassandra's Review- A gift that blesses and helps at the same time as creating a fun project for everyone to take part in.   No matter what your skill level this already beautiful plate will be even more spectacular when your family joins together to create art on it.   The discussion cards are like mini ice breakers that are clean and easy for you to connect with your kids. 

Pain Relief With Salonpas Giveaway

Pain Relief With Salonpas Giveaway  

Welcome to the Pain Relief With Salonpas Giveaway!

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