Monday, December 18, 2017

New series 52 Questions Books Review


978-1-57826-689-0, $7.50 paperback


978-1-57826-691-3, $7.50 paperback
With the deluge in digital devices comes social isolation, depression, and further fragmentation. Loved ones become strangers as we dive deeper into our solitary worlds.

Optimist and author Travis Hellstrom offers a way to turn detachment into engagement, solitude to sociability through his new series 52 Questions. These simple little books offer intriguing and meaningful questions designed to bring back intimacy, conversation, and connection.

Finding new things to talk about has never been easier. Get your family talking. Get your friends to open up. It's fun with 52 Questions.

Hellstrom's first three books are now available focusing on family, friends, and love relationships. Learn more about your loved ones one question at a time with 52 Questions.

About the Author
Travis Hellstrom
Travis Hellstrom is a husband, professor and author who helps people dream big and expand their influence. He is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer and Founder of Advance Humanity. He is the author of The Peace Corps Volunteer’s Handbook and The Dalai Lama Book of Quotes. To read more from Travis, visit

I received complimentary copies.

Cassandra's Review-  A great topic starter for days when you just want to talk but do not really know what to say.  So many times a simple question can turn into a disaster, but these books help especially with teens.  

LEXO travel mug Feature

I received complimentary product.

The LEXO travel mug was initially released last year and became so popular that ThermAvant had trouble keeping it in stock. 

This year, the company — founded by University of Missouri C.W. LaPierre Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Bill Ma — has made the popular mug even better.

The original version of the LEXO mug used one of Ma’s four patents developed at MU to rapidly cool hot beverages such as coffee or tea to an optimal drinking temperature, then keep it warm for hours. It also keeps cold beverages nice and cool for hours on end.

A side-by-side comparison of an earlier version of the LEXO mug (left) and the updated version (right).
The LEXO absorbs the extra heat of a beverage, cooling it to the ideal drinking temperature within minutes. It then releases that heat back into the coffee as it begins to cool, extending the optimal temperature for much longer than a standard vacuum-sealed travel mug. The LEXO is able to do all this without the need for complex electronics or batteries.
LEXO Smart Mug™- 16 oz, Luxury Slide Seal Lid
The original LEXO keeps beverages at the optimal drinking temperature for up to 8 hours. The new 16-ounce mug can keep hot beverages warm for upwards of 12 hours and absorbs the heat to bring your beverage to a drinkable temperature much quicker thanks to a few enhancements made by Ma and his team at their headquarters here in Columbia.

“Inside, we have modified some of the design from the heat-transfer point of view,” said Ma.
“We also changed the color options available for LEXO. Initially, we only had a metallic finish available,” Ma explained. “This year, we added powder coat and paint options in a variety of colors. Now, the newly designed mugs include glossy, matte, and extra durable ‘GRIT’ colors, which gives the mugs a contemporary look.”

ThermAvant also addressed early feedback about the weight of the LEXO. The new version of LEXO weighs approximately 140 grams less than its predecessor. New lid designs have also been incorporated into the latest revision —the older LEXO utilized a hinged flip-top lid that was less than optimal. The new lid revision allows users to choose between a revised flip-top lid and a luxury Slide Seal lid. The Slide Seal lid has a button that slides back and forth to open and close, creating a leak-proof seal.
“Since the price of our mug is a little bit higher (than a standard travel mug), so we wanted to play with everything to make sure the LEXO is perfect,” Ma said.

The new mugs are available now, just in time for the holiday shopping season. Online shoppers can use the code “MIZZOU17” to receive a special discount on the new mugs when ordering from Amazon or

Lipiderm Skin and Coat and Arthramine for Dogs Feature

Lipiderm Skin and Coat  and Supplements for Dogs

Helps support a healthy skin and coat

Helps Reduce Excessive Shedding, flea dermatitis, scratching and itching

Contains Omega-3 Fatty Acid, Omega-6 Fatty Acid, Vitamins A&E, Zinc and Nordic Anchovy fish oil
Suitable for Large dogs

Made in the USA

I received complimentary product.

IVS Arthramine Advanced Healthy Joints & Bones Chewable Tablets

Builds and repairs connective tissue; reduces inflammation and pain
Increases pet mobility and desire for play
Protects pet from further cartilage breakdown
Suitable for Large dogs
Made in the USA

Quick Bath Dog Wipes Feature

Quick Bath Dog Wipes, Reduces Odor & Bacteria with All-Natural Skin Conditioners and Cleaners, Extra Thick & Heavy Duty

Contains All-Natural Ingredients with Vitamins A & E and Soothing Aloe Vera
The Perfect Way to Clean and Nourish your Pet's Skin and Coat - Best used for in-between washes, after the Dog Park, Camping, Hikes and Walks
Reduces Odor & Bacteria, wipes away Dirt, Dander and loose fur
Extra thick & heavy duty; wipes measure 8-inches x 10-inches (you won't believe how thick!)
Wipes are Super Absorbent and stay moist even after you've cleaned your pet
Easy, Safe, Cruelty Free and effective to use on the entire body from face to tail

Proudly Made in the USA  As seen on Amazon.

I received complimentary product.

Tu B'Shevat and Purim Titles New for 2018

In Sadie's Snowy Tu B'Shevat, Sadie wants to plant a tree to celebrate Tu B'Shevat, the birthday of the trees. But although in Israel it's already springtime, in her town it's still the middle of winter! Her parents and grandfather assure her that a tree can't take root in the frozen ground. But with help from brother Ori and Grandma, Sadie finds her own special ways to celebrate. The seventh book in Kar-Ben's popular "Sadie & Ori" series.

About Tu B'Shevat
Tu B'Shevat, the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat, is the Jewish new year for trees. While it is winter in much of the world, in Israel the almond trees are beginning to bloom, announcing the start of spring. The holiday is celebrated by planting new trees, but in places where it is too cold to plant, families celebrate by eating fruits that grow in Israel such as almonds, oranges, figs, dates and carob. Tu B'Shevat is January 31, 2018.

The seventh in the popular Jewish holiday board book series by Newman and Garofoli, a family and their adorable dog celebrate the kid-friendly holiday of Tu B'Shevat, the birthday of the trees!

Front Cover
In A Queen in Jerusalem, it is Jerusalem, in the early 20th century, and a little girl named Malka--"queen" in Hebrew--dreams of dressing up as Queen Esther for the Jewish festival of Purim. All the kids are looking forward to celebrating in their costumes, but Malka's mother doesn't have time to prepare a costume for her. Malka goes for a walk and stumbles upon a magical place. Can the amazing Bezalel art students help her? Originally published in Hebrew.

About Purim
The spring holiday of Purim recalls how brave Queen Esther saved the Jewish people from wicked Haman. Jews celebrate by wearing costumes, eating three-cornered cookies called hamentaschen, listening to the reading of the Megillah, and making noise with groggers, blotting out the name of the villain Haman. Purim is March 1, 2018.
I received complimentary copies.  

EQyss Avocado Mist and Detangling spray Feature


Avocado Mist – Pet
From $11.99
EQyss-Pet Avocado MIst 10880-16oz
Wet or dry leave on spray excellent for long hair breeds . A leave in conditioning spray that maintains the moisture balance within the hair shaft and prevents the coat from becoming dry, and damaged. Reduces shedding. Does not contain silicone, wax or synthetic polymers. Shines and conditions the coat with a unique formula that combines extracts of avocado and aloe vera. Detangles without the heaviness common in most conditioners. Anti-static and alcohol free.

Weightless Conditioning Spray
Enhances Shine
Won’t burn eyes
Safe to breathe
Smells Great
Repels Dust and Dirt
Elite Spray

EQyss ELITE Moisturizing Detangling Spray with recognized UV protecting ingredients is fortified with oils & extracts that eases brushing. Keeps your pet’s skin and coat conditioned, moisturized, and hydrated. Perfect for an in between bath refresher! Tropical Berry Scent 

I received complimentary products.

Skinny Pasta Feature


New to the US Market, but wildly popular in the 20+ countries it’s already available in, Skinny Pasta promote healthy weight loss with a delicious and well-known food stable – Pasta! Skinny Pasta is made of the Konjac Plant, which features significant benefits to the health conscious consumer. The Konjac Plant, originally from Southeast Asia, is a water absorber and significant source for fiber. Because of those characteristics, Konjac has a reputation of being a “Hunger Killer.”
Skinny Pasta 9.52 oz (6 Pack) - Weight Watchers - The Only Odor Free 100% Konjac Noodle - Pasta Weight loss - Low Calorie Food - Healthy Diet Pasta (Variety Pack)
The dried corm of the Konjac Plant contains around 40% galactomannan, which help promote healthy weight loss as well. Skinny Pasta, certified by the FDA, BRC, is Kosher and Halal, will be available at local Food Lions and Kroger Stores and distributed by UNFI and Kehe and Amazon.

I received complimentary product.

Mucinex Feature

 Mucinex and their products that help alleviate the symptoms of Cold & Flu, especially stubborn chest congestion and a nagging cough.
There’s no better time for you to let us stock your household with Mucinex, the #1 Doctor Recommended brand  and the #1 OTC brand in America, especially the Mucinex 12-Hour DM expectorant and cough suppressant line. Along with tissues, hand sanitizer, herbal teas and a working thermometer, your Cold & Flu Season readiness demands the bi-layer, 12-hour (not just 4-hour) formulations of Mucinex products that combine both immediate and extended release properties.
And for those with a multitude of symptoms beyond cough and chest congestion, the Fast-Max line treats 9 symptoms with a single dose: sore throat, headache, fever and more.

I received complimentary product.

Dr. Axe Multi Collagen Protein Powder Feature

A healthy gut helps keep our insides and outsides glowing.
Multi-Collagen Protein (All-In-One)
Ancient Nutrition and Dr. Josh Axe are a powerhouse team of health and wellness experts who have teamed up to provide some of the hottest supplements available to address most dietary and health concerns. In the modern world, we are disconnected from the traditions and nutritional principles that were honored and celebrated throughout history. Ancient Nutrition & Dr. Axe’s whole food nutritional products are designed to provide Ancient Nutrients in a modern, convenient form to power the body and mind, restoring us to the health, strength and vitality of our ancestors.

I received complimentary product. 

Diaper Caddy Organizer Giveaway

Sponsored By: Baby Tooshy

Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

2 WINNERS will receive: 

A Baby Tooshy Large Capacity Diaper Caddy Organizer! ($52 TRV)

Open to US entrants only and must be 18+ to enter.
Giveaway Dates ~ 12/18 9:00AM EST through 1/10 11:59PM EST
Disclosure: Love, Mrs. Mommy and all participating bloggers are not held responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. This giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Facebook or any other social media site. The winners will be randomly drawn by Giveaway Tools and will be notified by email. Winners have 48 hours to reply before a replacement winner will be drawn. 

Portable North Pole Review

Make Christmas Magic with Portable North Pole.

Portable North Pole 2017 (PNP) lets you make Christmas even more magical by sending personalized video messages and calls from Santa from the enchanted North Pole to children young and old. Watch them be amazed as they see Santa in his home, the magical reindeer, and the hustle and bustle of the elves as they prepare for Christmas Eve. As the top free mobile Santa app with more than 160 million videos viewed, PNP is a cherished, modern holiday tradition for families worldwide. In just moments, create an adorable video from Santa that you and your child will remember forever. Simply visit the PNP website or download the mobile app on iOS or Android.

PNP offers a free video for every child with a new option to purchase a single premium video ($4.99) or upgrade to a premium package, including the Video Pass ($9.99) or Magic Pass ($13.99). Both packages provide six enchanting video storylines to choose from, with each offering five or more minutes of footage to watch, from exploring Santa's workshop to the amazing gift-wrapping machine, as well as the Reaction Recorder (available on mobile app only). In addition, you can create an unlimited number of videos, and receive a special "Santa's Coming" video to watch on Christmas Eve. Plus, the Magic Pass includes HD video downloads and five weekly bedtime videos read by Santa leading up to the big day.

I received complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review-  I love this service because it is super fun, totally legit and my kids have a ball listening to or watching the videos.   You get much more than just a phone call from santa because the kids memories are going to be forever.  If your family expresses a love for santa this is going to be a wonderful gift and well worth the smaller cost.