Tuesday, July 31, 2018

101 DIY Baby Food Pouches Review

101 DIY Baby Food Pouches
Incredibly Easy Recipes for Reusable Pouches
101 DIY Baby Food Pouches

Description
Feed your baby better, save money, and waste less with the homemade puree recipes in 101 DIY Baby Food Pouches.

Starting your baby on solids is an exciting developmental period that comes with many choices and some challenges. With baby keeping you very busy already, the convenience and portability of prepackaged, squeezable purees, are hard to resist—but they are expensive, and laden with preservatives. Lucky for you, making homemade purees is easier than you may think! 101 DIY Baby Food Pouches gives you the guidance, confidence, and inspiration you need to make food pouches at home.

With just a little coaching, you will:
Save money with homemade food pouches
Make healthy choices by picking every fresh ingredient to add to your pouch
Reduce waste by reusing your DIY pouches again and again
Always be ready for meals by making purees in batches and freezing them for later
Easily combine flavors and experiment with new foods
The book conveniently divides the recipes by savory and sweet combinations. Savory recipes include Sweet Potato and Kale; Asparagus, Chickpea, and Sweet Potato; and Kidney Beans, Parsnip, Beets, and Beef. Sweet recipes include Apricot Raspberry Puree and Plum, Apple, Mint, and Yogurt.

Ideal for parents always on the go, 101 DIY Baby Food Pouches includes instructions for filling your own pouches and—you guessed it—101 recipes to inspire you. DIY food pouches are cheaper, healthier, and eco-friendly—the perfect solution for busy families.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's review-  I love the tips and ideas.  It is very hard to find the right kind of foods for your baby especially if your a new parent.   The recipes are like gourmet and the food might be a bit pricey to buy however they look really healthy and fairly simple to create.  Of course you can modify the recipe to fit your little ones taste buds.  It can also come in handy for elderly people as well or anyone that prefers pouches.

Something is Fishy at Goliath Games .@GoliathGamesUS

Just kidding, but these great products will help you reel in a big one (fish)!
 When you cast it, blast it with the Rocket Fishing Rod, the kids fishing rod that accurately casts its line up to 30 feet. Great for kids of all ages, because it replaces standard kids fishing poles and takes the hassle out of fishing. Just pump, launch and reel in real fish! A safety bobber keeps the hook enclosed until it hits the water, and it all but eliminates snarls and snags. Once the bobber is in the water, the lure/bait compartment opens to drop the lure/bait to the desired depth. Made with hi-tech precision engineering, the patented design and rugged ABS construction will stand up tough to outdoor use.  Recommended for ages 8 and up. More than 1 million sold.

System Content:

Rocket Fishing Rod
1 Safety Bobber
2 Hooks
150 feet of 8-pound Test Fishing Line
2 Line Stops
1 Weight
Complete Instructions.
 The Rocket Rod Bait Bucket is specially designed for use with the Rocket Fishing Rod System. Securely carry your bait. It’s a great addition to every kids fishing pole:

• Heavy-duty bucket stands up to serious fishing
• A perfect accompaniment to the Rocket Fishing Rod
• Great for the seasoned fisherman and the novice angler
This safety bobber is specially designed for use in the Rocket Fishing Rod System, but it works with every type of fishing rod. It’s one of the safest bobbers in the world because the hook is covered until it hits the water, and it prevents snags and snarls too. It’s a great addition to every kids fishing pole. Contains 2 Rocket Fishing Rod Bobbers. Ages 8 and up.

I received complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review-  Durable, easy to use and really fun to fish with.  Even if you can only find a small stream the products are great to practice with and the best part is that they actually work.  Its was excellent to see the kids sharing and playing while learning at the same time.  I really like the concept of the safety bobber and after learning how to use the rod it was cool.   The bait bucket is a good size and very sturdy. 


StarPassage Book 3 By Clark Rich BurBidge Review #StarPassage

StarPassage 3 front cover FINAL
Star Passage Book 3: Honor & Mercy

"Book Three continues the saga as the ancient relic directs our travelers on a new quest. Mike meets a struggling new patient during therapy. Ronnie Chen thinks his life is over but the relic has a plan. The expanding group of friends band together as the relic leads them through extraordinarily dangerous historic passages. But this time their quest is complicated by the escape to the present of the Tracker, Clynt. Is there any hope of stopping him from taking control of someone, stealing the relic and leading thousands of evil Trackers in changing history and destroying the world?

The Carsons and their friends must pull together to resist the Trackers at every turn while dealing with a possible traitor in their midst. With the Trackers closing in and the travelers ever more desperate is there any hope of escape? Find out in the thrilling third installment."

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I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's review-  This book is not really a standalone and I would have benefited more from reading the series from book one because it seems to lack the key components to making it a really come together impact for me.   There is a lot going on and if you have no prior idea of what has already happened it just feels a bit confusing.  I think that young readers will really enjoy the adventure. 

Through the Autumn Air By Kelly Irvin Review

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A mysterious English stranger appears in Mary Katherine Ropp’s kitchen one autumn night, heralding the beginning of a new chapter in the widow’s life.

The mother of ten, Mary Katherine is an empty-nester who lost her husband four years earlier. She misses her husband so much, she still talks to him. She pours her creative spirit into writing stories and serves as the district’s Budget newspaper scribe. An avid reader, her dream is to open a bookstore with her English friend, but the church elders want this wayward widow to work in an Amish-owned combination store.

When an English man breaks into her house looking for food, Mary Katherine doesn’t call the sheriff. She turns to her good friend, Ezekiel, who needs a cook at the restaurant he started after his wife died ten years earlier. Mary Katherine and Ezekiel set out separately to make sure their new friend isn’t caught up in the investigation, and their efforts keep bringing them together. They’re both still so in love with their long-gone spouses, so when the sparks begin to fly, they are beyond confused. Is it possible to find “The One” more than once in a lifetime?

But as Mary Katherine stands by her dear friend after the death of her husband, Mary Katherine is reminded of the terrible risk in giving her heart to someone. Can these two people, well-versed in the pain of loss, put the past behind them and trust in the hope of the future?

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-   This is a book three and I feel like the books should be read in order, though I have not had the chance to do so.  The book is well written, but the story is kind of bland and one that has been told in different ways quite a bit.  The author does present a new story for a few old plots and that really makes it cozy but at the same time not so fresh. It is great for anyone that wants another spin on an Amish story. 

Hy-Lite Acrylic Craft Block Review

From privacy panels to windows to interior shutters, during the past 30 years Hy-Lite® has manufactured hundreds of thousands of acrylic block products. Since 1988 the company has solved design and privacy issues for architects, builders and homeowners by crafting stunning acrylic block products for homes, businesses and television and movie sets in the United States and across the globe.

Made in the U.S.A.

All Hy-Lite acrylic blocks are injection-molded from American-made resin in a facility in Pensacola, Florida. Dozens of dedicated employees assure the blocks, and then the acrylic block products, are crafted to high standards.

I received complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review-  Each single block can be filled and decorated.  They are sturdy and easy to work with.  They do not have a heavy weight, but can easily stand on its own.  It is well made and you can even use them for storing small items or as a jewelry box and really anything that you want. 

Dreidel Day By Amelia Hoffman Review

Dreidel Day
Available August 2018...to place a pre-order, please call 1-800-4KARBEN.

A sweet and playful cat encourages the reader to count to eight to celebrate Hanukkah. Can you spot the hidden objects? Celebrate Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, with Dreidel Day!

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  The illustrations are fun and the book is a picture book.   You may have to read up a bit about the dreidel if you're new to it and before you read the book, so you have an idea of what to say while reading it to the children.  It would be perfect for kids that like a white cat and dreidels.  


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Monday, July 30, 2018

Air Fryer Giveaway

Welcome to The GoWISE USA Retro Collection Air Fryer Giveaway!

1 Winner Will Win A GoWISE USA Retro Collection 2.75-Quart Air Fryer ~ Winners Choice Of Color! RV $140

Host that put together this giveaway is:

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This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 8/31/18. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment.

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Baby Change-N-Go Portable Changing Station .@BabyChangeNGo


Created by two moms of twins, Baby Change-N-Go is a portable changing table that creates a safe, clean and private space to change baby's diaper. It can hold up to 40 pounds, but was tested for 10 times that weight. ​ Bathroom floors are full of germs, illegal drugs and hazardous objects--similar to what you can also find on a public changing station in a public restroom.
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I received complimentary product.

Cassandra's review-  I would be a little leary about hanging my babies in this way, but I am just super cautious.  As any caregiver can tell you, changing a baby is no easy feat especially if you have no place to do so.  I think in an emergency situation I would consider using this. It all comes down to the weight of your baby, your need and your comfort level but the product is a great idea.  

SunRype Christopher Robin Giveaway

Welcome to the SunRype - Christopher Robin Giveaway!

Host that put together this giveaway is Michigan Saving and More
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Portable “Veggies Made Great” foods Giveaway

Welcome to the Portable “Veggies Made Great” foods Giveaway!

2 winners


Host that put together this giveaway is Michigan Saving and More 

Each winner receives 3 free product coupons each for Jarlsberg Cheese

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This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. You are not eligible if you have won a prize from this sponsor in the last 12 months. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 8/29/18. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment.
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ISAN $50 Amazon GC or Paypal Cash Giveaway

  ISAN - International Sensory Assassin Network by Mary Ting 2018 WINNER INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS IN SCIENCE FICTION THE WORLD HAS CHANGED. SCIENTISTS WARNED IT WOULD HAPPEN. Meteors devastated the Earth. World Governments developed plans to help surviving citizens. The United States disbanded and salvageable land was divided into four quadrants—North, South, East, and West—governed by The Remnant Council. Struggling to survive, seventeen-year-old Ava ends up in juvenile detention, until she is selected for a new life—with a catch. She must be injected with an experimental serum. The results will be life changing. The serum will make her better. To receive the serum, Ava agrees to join a program controlled by ISAN, the International Sensory Assassin Network. While on a mission, she is abducted by a rebel group led by Rhett and told that not only does she have a history with him, but her entire past is a lie perpetuated by ISAN to ensure her compliance. Unsure of who to trust, Ava must decide if her strangely familiar and handsome captor is her enemy or her savior—and time is running out. Praise for ISAN: "Captivating from the very beginning … this thrilling dystopian drama has a splash of romance and tons of action." ~ School Library Journal "Addictive and impossible to put it down!" ~Addison Moore, NYT Bestselling Author  

$50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Giveaway Ends 8/12/18 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. The giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Birthday Keepsakes Review

Birthday Keepsakes has been making personalized keepsakes for over 25 years. Their premiere product is the Day-You-Were-Born Birthday Keepsake which makes a special and touching memory about the special day your child arrived. Including personalized facts about your little one, as well as fun facts about the day and year, it will keep the memories of that amazing day fresh forever.
The day your baby was born is a day to remember! You can remember that special day with a beautiful art-quality color print personalized for your little one and filled with fun and interesting information about that day and year! With 20 colorful and exclusive designs in 2 styles (newsy or artsy), you can get one that complements your baby's room or baby book. Three sizes, add a baby photo, laminate or frame it, make it just the way you like it.

I received complimentary product.

Cassandra's review- The customization was simple and with just a few options to select I was able to preview my choices and checkout.  The shipping was fast and the product arrived just as ordered. I was happy with the result and overall time from ordering to delivery.  


Common Tips When Buying a Home

I have searched Google for some of the best tips, that I think would be super helpful when buying a home. I would definitely encourage you to do much more research on each of the following tips to make sure you are super prepared.  Of course everyone has a few new ideas and tips or tricks to learn so not every step may be right for you.
Tip 1 - Start Your Research Early - Gather all of your information using various sources to gain as much knowledge necessary to find the home that can best suit you.  You can try internet searching, or a local newspapers of the area you want to live in for starters.   Perhaps even calling real estate brokers like Rusty Tweed that can give you advice.

Tip 2 -  Determine How Much House You Can Afford - Things like moving expenses and other financial problems may get a little too hard to figure out, but with the help of an affordability calculator or through searching websites like Rusty Tweed you may find tools as well as advice to get you on the right path.

Tip 3 - Get Prequalified and Preapproved for credit for Your Mortgage -  It is important to know how much you can spend and so getting preapproved for a mortgage is a huge must.

Tip 4 - Find the Right Real Estate Agent -  You need to find someone you can trust and that will lea you to the perfect place, so do not be afraid to scout out the perfect one.

Tip 5 - Shop for Your Home and Make an Offer -  Not only should be looking for the home of your price comfort, but also your physical and mental comfort. Like while you are there chicking out the place take out a premade checklist of things that would be a red flag.

Tip 6 - Get a Home Inspection -  You preselected real estate agent should be helpful in arranging this for you and remember that this contingency protects you by giving you a chance to renegotiate your offer or withdraw it without penalty if the inspection reveals significant material damage.

Tip 7 - Work with a Mortgage Banker to Select Your Loan -  You are going to have a lot of questions when purchasing your home so possibly thinking of choosing lenders that have a good range of competitively priced loan programs.

Tip 8 - Have the Home Appraised - The appraisal will let all the parties involved know that you are paying a fair price for the home and a lender can help with that.

Tip 9 - Coordinate the Paperwork -  The lender is also super important when it comes to this step because they will arrange for a title company to handle all of the paperwork and make sure that the seller is the rightful owner of the house you are buying.

Tip 10 - Close the Sale -  when you finally reach closing you will sign all of the paperwork required to complete the purchase, including your loan documents.  It can take a couple of days for your loan to be funded after the paperwork is returned to the lender. Once the check is delivered to the seller, you are at the final step to being ready to move into the new home, but not everything is always going to work out in a perfect path and just remember to stay focused and keep trying.

I hope this information puts you at least at a good starting point and good luck finding that perfect piece of real estate.

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Ergo Chef Blender and Knife set Giveaway

Ergo Chef Summer Healthy Smoothie Giveaway
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Holiday Contest and Sweeps is pleased to work with Ergo Chef Cutlery and a great group of fellow blogs to bring you the "Ergo Chef Summer Healthy Smoothie Giveaway". Two lucky readers who reside in the Continental United States and are 18+ years of age will win a Ergo Chef My Juicer II Personal Blender & Smoothie Maker and a Crimson G10 6" Utility Knife Set.


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Friday, July 27, 2018

My Brother's Bride $25 Amazon GC or $25 Paypal Cash GIVEAWAY

Coming in November!
A New Book by A Favorite Author!!
My Brother's Bride by Rachael Anderson Abigail Nash leads a lonely existence. Her mother died giving birth to her, her father's business dealings took him away more often than not, and her ailing great-aunt, unable to provide much in the way of companionship, was a lack-luster guardian at best. So when her dear friends offered to launch her into London society, it appeared Abby's life was taking a turn for the better, with suitors and social engagements aplenty. When she marries a proclaimed darling of the ton, it seems she will at last settle into the life of her dreams. But appearances aren't always what they seem, and dreams often become disappointments. Just months into her marriage, Abby finds herself widowed, penniless, increasing, and determined to never hope again. But when her late husband's brother, the Earl of Brigston, attempts to thaw the numbness surrounding her heart, Abby must decide if she has it in her to risk another chance at happiness, knowing the odds are not in her favor.  

$25 Amazon Gift Code or $25 in Paypal Cash Ends 8/31/18 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Teepee Joy Set Giveaway


Sponsored By: Teepee Joy

Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

Winner Will Receive:
A Pre-Designed Teepee Joy set of your choice!
Includes teepee, mat, and 4-pillow set! A $306 - $316 RV Giveaway!
Open To US entries and must be 18+ to enter
Giveaway Dates ~ 7/27 9:00 AM EST through 8/24 11:59PM EST

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PeachSkinSheets Giveaway

Welcome to The PeachSkinSheets. com Back To School Giveaway!

1 winner will receive ANY size and color of PeachSkinSheets! Winners Choice!

Host that put together this giveaway is: Deliciously Savvy

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 8/31/18. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment.

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

The Joy of Friendship by Jackie Corley Review


The Joy of Friendship is a collection of fun, meaningful, inspirational quotes on the inspiring topic of friendship, and is perfect for sharing with your mates.

The greatest gift in life is friendship. The Joy of Friendship celebrates these all-important relationships by exploring the nature of friendship, how it forms, and how it endures. From childhood friendships to lifelong best buddies, it is the friendships we build along the way that defines who we are and what our lives are about. As Aristotle said, a friend is "a soul living in two bodies." The Joy of Friendship collects this and other wisdoms to help you better appreciate those who make your world a better place.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's review- A book of cherished collected quotes from people of all walks in life.   There is inspiration flowing through the words of great people and the author has selected some really good ones to include.  The books gives brightness and a sense of calm to the reader. 

Devotions for Sacred Parenting By Gary Thomas Review

Devotions for Sacred Parenting
By Gary Thomas
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Raising children is a sacred calling—and not for the faint of heart. It shapes the parent every bit as much as parents shape their children. In Devotions for Sacred Parenting, Gary Thomas, author of Sacred Parenting, delves deeper into the conversation and contemplates the soul-transforming journey of being a parent.

Many books have been written about how to parent your children effectively, how to become a better parent, and how effective parenting produces better kids. Devotions for Sacred Parenting explores an entirely different reality: how parenting transforms you, the parent. It explores the spiritual dynamics of parenting and why caring for your children is such an effective discipline in shaping your soul and forming the character of Christ within you.

With all new material, 52 devotions explore the spiritual dynamics of parenting. These life-related devotions are creative, fresh, and encouraging, inspiring mothers and fathers to look at parenting from a different perspective—as a holy and high calling from God, and as an opportunity to grow spiritually as you strive to raise godly children. Devotions for Sacred Parenting helps you understand how God is parenting you as you parent your children.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  The book leaves more for me to learn, but the author seems to have found biblical quote to fit the need for the devotion and I can see that they are being presented in such that the thoughts of the authors perspective which may not be the way about them.  I can not tell if the stories are really well thought up to make a point or actually a part of someone's life.  Either way this book is written with a great style and would be easy to believe. 

Always Enough, Never Too Much By Jess Connolly Review

Always Enough, Never Too Much
100 Devotions to Quit Comparing, Stop Hiding, and Start Living Wild and Free
By Jess Connolly and Hayley Morgan
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Discover God’s wild freedom as you find your identity in Jesus with 100 devotions that will help you target and banish lies and insecurities. Jess Connolly and Hayley Morgan, bestselling authors of Wild and Free, walk you through the gift of truly knowing who you are in Christ in Always Enough , Never Too Much: 100 Devotions to Quit Comparing, Stop Hiding, and Start Living Wild and Free. 

We’ve all been there. We know that sneaking, small voice in our heads all too well—you’re too loud. Too quiet. Too young. Too old. Too unimportant. Too ugly. Too silly. Too serious. You’re not as successful as she is—look at her perfect family, look at her high-powered job, look at her great hair and size 4 skinny jeans. Why can’t you be more like her—be more in general? Why do you expect so much from everyone? Why can’t you take up less space? Ask for less? Be less? The lies track well-worn paths in our minds and our hearts, wearing us down and making us question our role in God’s kingdom.

Jess Connolly and Hayley Morgan, founders of the Influence Network and bestselling authors of Wild and Free,reject those lies, and you can too with Always Enough, Never Too Much: 100 Devotions to Quit Comparing, Stop Hiding, and Start Living Wild and Free. Through the Scripture and the devotions, find the tools you need to claim the fullness of Jesus in your own life and soak in the encouragement of two girls who will never stop cheering you on!

With a unique flip-book design, these 100 devotions are topical, so you can choose what you need most every time you open the pages. This book is designed for you, the woman who feels like she can be both too much and not enough—sometimes on the same day.

Always Enough, Never Too Much is the daily marching orders after the anthem cry of Wild and Free. Join Jess and Hayley on a journey toward freedom with this beautiful new devotional.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  The book gives a boost and helpful hand up to anyone who is feeling out of place.  It reassures and adds a brighter lining to the ways the mind can trap a person.   By rewiring your thoughts with these chapters you can add or create a more appealing experience in day to day thinking. It is faith based and God plays an amazing role in the journey so be prepared. 

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The Great Coffee Break Play to Win a Year of Free Groceries

Eight O’Clock Coffee Introduces The Great Coffee Break: A Digital Escape Room Game People Can Play to Win a Year of Free Groceries

Players can visit GreatCoffeeBreak.com from June 17 through August 11 to solve coffee-themed puzzles in Eight O’Clock’s digital game designed by Escape the Room

Eight O’Clock Coffee, America’s original gourmet coffee, today announces the release of The Great Coffee Break: a digital escape room game that people can play for the chance to win a year of free groceries! The Great Coffee Break is the first Augmented Reality-triggered digital game designed by Escape the Room and can be launched by scanning any Eight O’Clock Coffee package with the Shazam app – or by going directly to GreatCoffeeBreak. com. Set in a fictitious animated roastery, players will solve coffee-themed puzzles to help bags of Eight O’Clock “escape the roastery.” The Great Coffee Break will run from June 17 through August 11, 2018, and eight people will win the grand prize: free groceries for a year.*


Since 1859, generations of Americans have been connecting over Eight O’Clock – enjoying rich, smooth coffee as they share conversations, celebrate special moments, and play games together. The Great Coffee Break will provide consumers with a new way to experience their love of coffee and gaming by leveraging the escape room trend that has grown exponentially in recent years.

Players of the Great Coffee Break will explore different virtual rooms within the roastery to find clues, solve puzzles, and complete the mission. Eight O’Clock Coffee’s game is designed to facilitate the satisfying feeling of discovery that players experience in physical escape rooms – which may be the reason that they have grown in the US from 22 in 2014 to about 2,300 today.

“With the Great Coffee Break, we are tapping into one of the hottest emerging trends in a way that is meaningful to coffee drinkers and relevant to today’s lifestyle,” said Michael Scalera, Senior Brand Manager at Eight O’Clock Coffee. “Our fans tell us all the time that enjoying Eight O’Clock Coffee is key to their day – and it’s certainly key to solving the Great Coffee Break. Plus, while people are ‘escaping the room’ they’ll have a chance to escape their grocery bill for a year.”

“Eight O’Clock Coffee has long provided a meaningful way to bring people together, as does Escape the Room – so putting our brands together was a natural fit,” said Victor Blake, Founder and CEO, Escape the Room. “Bringing both of these experiences to life virtually in a way that makes sense for a solo player was my primary inspiration for The Great Coffee Break game. I’m thrilled with how the game turned out, and I think people will really enjoy playing…hopefully with a cup of Eight O’Clock in their hand.”

Scalera adds, “The Great Coffee Break is a game, not a true reflection of the process at our roasting facility in Landover, MD. We have to keep some secrets, after all.”

The Great Coffee Break promotion runs from June 17, 2018 through August 11, 2018 and was conceived and executed by The S3 Agency in Boonton, NJ. The game is being supported by in-store and digital advertising, social media, and public relations outreach.

To play the Great Coffee Break and for complete rules and details, go to www.GreatCoffeeBreak. com.

*Each Grand Prize of is a year of free groceries, defined as $8,000 awarded in the form of a check. No purchase is necessary to enter. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States or D.C., age 18 or older.

I received complimentary product.   Cassandra is not responsible for giveaway or fulfillment of the prize and is not responsible for the outcome.  

Brightech Giveaway

Infuse The Light With Brightech Giveaway Ends 8/31

Welcome to the Send Infuse The Light With Brightech Giveaway!

Host that put together this giveaway is Michigan Saving and More

Orion LED Floor Lamp

$75.99 RV

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Back To School Grand Prize HUGE Giveaway

Back To School Grand Prize Giveaway
 

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

CROCHET ANIMAL RUGS By Ira Rott Review

CROCHET ANIMAL RUGS
Over 20 Crochet Patterns for Fun Floor Mats and Matching Accessories by Ira Rott

Crochet decor your kids will be begging for! Bring their bedroom decor to life with this collection of seven sensational animal rug designs, by popular crochet designer Ira Rott. You will love making these unique and quirky designs that kids will simply adore. Choose from an amazing elephant, a sweet giraffe, a cuddly cat, a cheeky monkey, a sneaky crab, a friendly dinosaur and a snuggly bear, each with a coordinating pillow and accessory to crochet to continue the theme. With accessories ranging from security blankets to stool covers, bed book tidies, placemats and toy bags, this collection features over 20 animal-themed designs to crochet.
Ira Rott
About the Author

Ira Rott is a knitting and crochet designer based in Canada. She began learning her skill from her mother and grandmothers when she was in middle school. This wonderful tradition has been passed on from generation to generation in Ira’s family, and has become her passion through design. She loves working with yarn and other fibers to express her ideas. She sells her designs through Etsy and Ravelry, and her own website. This is her first book.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's review-  I really enjoyed learning about the rugs and design plans.  I think for myself they would be way too hard to master or I would get one done and hang it on the wall instead.  Which would be in the range of a few years to actually finish it.  The author has beautiful skills and obvious patience.  If you are more of a seasoned crafter this will probably make a whole lot more sense and be easier to understand.  Super cute though. 

Monday, July 23, 2018

Me Do Clothing Brand Enables Preschoolers to Dress Themselves

The current Me Do line consists of short sleeved tee shirts in Pretty Pink, Navy Blue, Dark Grey, Aqua Green, White, and Tan, and coordinating sweatpants with drawstring waist and elastic ankles. Available exclusively on www.medoinc.com , tees retail for $26.00 and sweats for $28.00.
Preschoolers across the country are getting dressed all by themselves, thanks to Me Do, a brand new line of children’s clothing featuring an innovative system that enables young kids to tell front from back.


Launched this year by fashion industry and e-commerce expert Diana Takach, each Me Do tee shirt and sweat pant features a sweet bunny facing front on the inside front of the garment, and the bunny’s adorable backside, complete with fluffy bunny tail, on the inside back of the garment, helping children learn front from back and enabling them to put on their clothing correctly, all by themselves.

The unisex line is currently available in sizes 2T – 6X. Made of the highest quality materials including super-soft cotton, Me Do pieces feature light seams and no itchy tags. A highly-curated collection of stylish, soothing, solid colors prevents distraction from the task at hand.


Says Takach, “Dressing themselves is incredibly empowering for preschoolers and a wonderful way to build self-esteem and confidence. These pieces provide clear visual clues to help young children master this skill in a fun, low-stress way and start their days knowing that they can anything they set their minds to!”

I received complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review- A great way to help your child and gift them comfort at the same time.  The whole concept is wonderful and the process is perfect for special needs children as well.  I would like this for bigger sizes as well.   For instance a few of my children and even teens could benefit from the tagless comfort and style of the shirts.  

Food for Thought

Are some good for you foods bad?  What should you consider a healthy snack option?  Can certain healthy foods contain unhealthy ingredients?  Well the answer to all of these is yes and some healthy foods can even cause serious allergic reactions in people.   I talked to a woman the other day who vehemently told me how she quit caffeine.
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The person claims she was not drinking it and I said well do you still snack on chocolate? Is  it the caffeine free kind and there was a moment when I felt like so many things out there can be analyzed for the little things.   What I am meaning here is that even bottled water can contain unhealthy ingredients.  Did you know that when bottle water is left dormant or in the heat for too long the chemicals from the plastic leak into it.   If you ever opened a bottle and it did not smell like water or your water had a taste is should not have because really pure water is actually tasteless. 

Have you ever loved popcorn but did not realize that it can be bad for you if your adding anything like popcorn oil or popcorn salt to it? The most common problem figuring out what to eat that is affordable and can fill up a larger family or even one person.  In today's world there are always new and great healthy snacks available.  Perhaps my only advice to sum this article up is to say that if you read the ingredients and feel that something is a miss to you even if it is acceptable to everyone else, just do not accept it and find the alternative.  Do not settle for just ok even if it is cheaper because even though taking the time to research is not as easy or convenient it can save your body and mind so much more than time.  Oh, and one more thing, speaking of research there are often trade show display ideas available in your area that can help you get the most information about certain products. or even more healthier food options.




Lugz Giveaway

Send Them To College With Lugz Giveaway  

Welcome to the Send Them To College With Lugz Giveaway!

Host that put together this giveaway is Michigan Saving and More
THE GIVEAWAY


This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. By entering this giveaway you are authorizing the hosting blogger to contact you if you are a winner. This is the only time your email will be used, unless by sponsor for sending prize. You are not eligible if you have won a prize from this sponsor in the last 12 months. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 8/20/18. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment.
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Sunday, July 22, 2018

All the Colors We Will See By Patrice Gopo Review

In today’s current climate now more than ever our differences are on display and for African Americans, it remains a constant struggle to formulate and find positive images. Patrice Gopo offers her first book, All the Colors We Will See, as a way for readers to understand our differences and ways to connect.

Through personal stories, shared memories and honest experiences Gopo provides a deep look into the search for identity and belonging. In All the Colors We Will See she delves into our current state that is grappling with the realities of racial injustices, an explosion of immigration issues and invites readers to join her as she searches for where SHE fits in against the backdrop of her faith in God, and encourages others to find what truly unites us.

Patrice Gopo spent her formative years in Anchorage, Alaska, growing up as a black American, but her Jamaican parents had little experience in what it means to be black in America. Feelings of being different are occasional twinges for some, but for Patrice, this was the reality of her everyday life. While dealing with the mixture of identities that swirled around her and formed her journey, she examines the complexities of identity formation in our modern world where cultures intersect and overlap as she weaves together rich details and thoughtful commentary to create a layered collection of essays.

This poignant, poetic and often-time courageous collection of personal essays, All the Colors We Will See (ISBN: 9780785216483) published by W Publishing Group, an imprint of Thomas Nelson available in bookstores and online on August 7.

Patrice Gopo

About the Author - Drawing on her experience as the child of Jamaican immigrants, born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Patrice Gopo enjoys exploring issues of race, immigration, and belonging. Her essays have appeared in a variety of publications, including Creative Nonfiction, Gulf Coast, Full Grown People, and online in The New York Times and The Washington Post.

Her radio commentaries have appeared on Charlotte, North Carolina's NPR Station WFAE 90.7. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and she is the recipient of a 2016 Regional Artist Project Grant and a 2017-2018 NC Arts Council Artist Fellowship. Patrice lives with her family in North Carolina.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's review-  Open reality of the world we live in takes place through the words of the author.  Is she seeing only one side?  Is there a so many other views? Well what I read is a book that is made to let the world know this author cares even throughout the bad and she still fights for faith and to present ways for others to see through her eyes.  It is emotional and refreshing when someone takes off the blinders of a problem or a few.   I would recommend it to anyone feeling unaccepted. 

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Flavored Coffee Sampler Giveaway

Two Rivers Flavored Coffee Sampler Giveaway

Welcome To The Two Rivers Flavored Coffee Sampler Giveaway!

Sponsored By:

Two Rivers Coffee Co.

Hosted By:

My Silly Little Gang

1 Winner will receive one package of Flavored Coffee Sampler, 40 ct. Single Serve Cups.

Giveaway Dates: 7/19/18 12:00 AM EST and runs until 7/30/18 at 11:59 PM EST

Entrants must be 18 years old to enter and giveaway is open to US residents only. This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This giveaway is valid only in the United States. Entrants must be 18+ years of age, and residents of the Continental US to enter. This giveaway will end at 11:59 PM (EST) on 07/30/2018. If you or someone in your household has won a tea/coffee prize in the past 90 days you are not eligible to win. If you are a blogger, Honorary Brooklynite, or affiliated with Two Rivers Coffee for any type of reviews, you are not eligible win.
 If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.


Disclaimer: My Silly Little Gang nor any blog promoting this giveaway, is not responsible for the awarding of the prize. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment. 

Friday, July 20, 2018

Louis Sel Gourmet Sea Salt Giveaway

Louis Sel Gourmet Sea Salt Giveaway Ends 8/24

Welcome to the Louis Sel Gourmet Sea Salt Giveaway!

Host that put together this giveaway is Michigan Saving and More
THE GIVEAWAY
This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. You are not eligible if you have won a prize from this sponsor in the last 12 months. This giveaway form collects information that is used to contact the winner and for no other purpose. By entering you are agreeing for the hosting blogger to share your information with the sponsor of the giveaway. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 8/24/18. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. 

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Leaving Cloud 9 By Ericka Andersen Review

Leaving Cloud 9
The True Story of a Life Resurrected from the Ashes of Poverty, Trauma, and Mental Illness
By Ericka Andersen
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A powerful, heartbreaking, and redemptive account of a boy who endured a childhood of poverty and abuse in an American Southwest trailer park named Cloud 9.

Abandoned by his father at age two, Rick Sylvester lived with an abusive mother whose struggles as a member of the working poor led her to drugs, alcohol, theft, and prostitution--and eventually attempted suicide. Rick battled depression, anxiety, and PTSD as the chaos, neglect, and unpredictability of his childhood seemed to doom him to follow in his mother's footsteps.

Well into adulthood, Rick stumbled through unemployment and divorce, using drugs and alcohol to numb the pain until he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Miraculously, though, he overcame the odds and today is a happy husband and father. How did this happen? Rick's answer is this: "It was the Lord."

A message of hope to those who are drowning from an undeserved childhood, Leaving Cloud 9 speaks to millions who grew up poor, feeling ignored and hopeless, and who need the healing power of God. This indelibly American story conveys the steadfast love of Jesus and his power to deliver us from the most devastating of pasts.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  Sad, painful and hard to get through.  The book is not going to be good for anyone with a heart as it will slowly break.  The author goes for true plots of pure misery and adds a lighter ending.  Using stories that can only break a person's spirit and then lifting them up with mingling thought of God.  I have mixed feelings about this book overall. 

Inspired Slaying Giants By Rachel Held Evans Review

Inspired Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again
By Rachel Held Evans
36576151
 One Woman’s Journey Back to Loving the Bible

If the Bible isn’t a science book or an instruction manual, then what is it? What do people mean when they say the Bible is inspired? When Rachel Held Evans found herself asking these questions, she began a quest to better understand what the Bible is and how it is meant to be read. What she discovered changed her—and it will change you too.

Drawing on the best in recent scholarship and using her well-honed literary expertise, Evans examines some of our favorite Bible stories and possible interpretations, retelling them through memoir, original poetry, short stories, soliloquies, and even a short screenplay. Undaunted by the Bible’s most difficult passages, Evans wrestles through the process of doubting, imagining, and debating Scripture’s mysteries. The Bible, she discovers, is not a static work but is a living, breathing, captivating, and confounding book that is able to equip us to join God’s loving and redemptive work in the world.  

I received a complimentary copy.  

Cassandra's Review-  I do enjoy the author giving her versions of the stories that are from the Bible in away that she feels it is supposed to be deciphered.  It presents a deeper thinking book that can become a tool for discussions and church groups.   Obviously I recommend this book for anyone with a faith in God and the Bible and to people who truly believe.  

Polaner Fruit & Maple premium fruit spread

 Polaner Fruit & Maple premium fruit spread. It is made from delicious fruits and real(pure) golden  maple syrup – from Polaner, a food company that is over 100 years old. Their ingredients are so clean and simple:

Raspberry: raspberries; maple syrup; raspberry juice concentrate and fruit pectin.

Peach: peaches; maple syrup; peach juice concentrate, fruit pectin and citric acid ( natural preservative in the peach)

The taste is very fresh but the maple syrup adds a hint (not cloying) of natural sweetness!
They are also great for baking.

I received complimentary product.  

Finding the right Home

Is it the right time for you to be thinking about buying a home?  I know I could never afford to do it, but so many people are getting ahead and deciding to settle down some roots.  Perhaps you even get lucky and find a higher paying job, or get a better position and have to move, since not everyone does so by choice. 
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I was doing some research and according to this article  US Housing Market Crash 2018 2019 and Beyond  which was very well written. Crash or Boom in 2019? The growing strength of the new US economy, improving employment and wages, demographics and good personal debt situation of most Americans keeps pushing stock and housing prices to new records.

Yet, a high number of investors and homebuyers are still concerned about a housing bubble and housing market crash in 2018 or 2019. Back in 2007, house prices were hitting records while the economy was booming and then the crash came so quick, so suddenly catching everyone off guard. That’s when it happens, when you least expect it.

So what is a good way to look for a home to buy?  Well first let's start out with picking the location for example Albuquerque homes for sale if you like New Mexico.   You could search the internet or contact real estate agents, perhaps even subscribe to the local paper.  Unless you already live in the area and are just planning to relocate.   There are so many choices and ways to benefit you if you just take the time and do a bit of research.   My only advice is not to pick the first home you fall for and never just based on looks.  Pay a little more for a home inspection.   I hope that whatever you choose that you find the perfect home and at an affordable rate. 

Using an App Designer

You can actually create and design a really creative app by yourself and with a few simple Google searches you can find out all the steps, but it involves a lot of work and stages that may overwhelm most people.
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  I know firsthand that it is complex and I would go the route of utilizing app designers to really make sure that the process was done right and fast.  Lastly what does an app designer actually do?   App designers are the people who create those designs and determine the appearance, interface style, and layout of mobile applications.

First of all what is an app?  Well according to the dictionary it is an application, especially as downloaded by a user to a mobile device.

Why do you need apps?   Creating apps that are naturally viral takes skill and experience. Three primary key performance indicators of Virality include (1) number of downloads, (2) velocity of downloads, and (2) mentions in the news.

Well designed, highly functional, super engaging apps get downloaded a lot, receive positive reviews, rank well in app stores, and lead industry categories.  look only to build apps that will get downloaded more than the competition. Remember to use organic and paid strategies to position your app for explosive adoption and sustained growth.

A well-designed mobile app can perform actions much quicker than a mobile website. Apps usually store their data locally on mobile devices, in contrast to websites that generally use web servers. Hopefully you will be able to make the choice to benefit you the most and of course this is all part of the experience, but I see that getting help from an experienced and trustworthy app designer is so much better when there is a field of expertise that someone else can really grow your business.







Pack Your Books With Lands' End Giveaway

Pack Your Books With Lands' End Giveaway

Welcome to the Pack Your Books With Lands' End Giveaway!

THE GIVEAWAY
This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. You are not eligible if you have won a prize from this sponsor in the last 12 months. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 8/20/18. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. 

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

What is an Energy Broker?

For this article I am going to take portions of Wikipedia to help better detail what an Energy broker is.
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Energy brokers assist clients in procuring electric or natural gas from energy wholesalers/suppliers.[citation needed] Since electricity and natural gas are commodities, prices change daily with the market. It is challenging for most businesses without energy managers to obtain price comparisons from a variety of suppliers since prices must be compared on exactly the same day. In addition, the terms of the particular contract offered by the supplier influences the price that is quoted.

An energy broker can provide a valuable service if they work with a large number of suppliers and can actually compile the sundry prices from suppliers. An important aspect of this consulting role is to assure that the client understands the differences between the contract offers. Under some State Laws they use the term "Suppliers" to refer to energy suppliers, brokers, and aggregators, however there are very important differences between them all.

Energy brokers do not own or distribute energy, nor are allowed to sell energy directly to you. They simply present the rates of a wholesaler, or supplier.

Not everyone may know about this but there are also options for  energy broker software which can be part of the industry-leading Energy Management Platform.


Energy consultants offer a lot more than procuring energy contracts from a supplier. In the UK and Europe where there is a lot of legislation and increasing pressure for businesses and countries to do more to reduce their energy consumption a lot of services from brokers now help ensure businesses meet a lot of compliance and accreditation requirements such as the ESOS (energy saving opportunity scheme), ISO 50001, ISO 14001, Energy Performance Certificates and Display Energy Certificates.

Other services include helping companies reduce energy consumption with the aim of meeting national and international carbon emission standards. Services include, energy health checks, energy audits, carbon zero, carbon offsetting and energy saving consulting.

Additional services such as arranging a power purchase agreement, energy export contracts can be procured as well as energy monitoring and reporting technology and solutions are also offered by energy consultants.

In the USA, energy brokers can serve residential, commercial and government entities that reside in energy deregulated states. In the UK, and some countries in Europe, the entire market is deregulated.

I hope that I was able to answer your questions?

Tips to Market Your Restaurant to Millennials



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Tips to Market Your Restaurant to Millennials

The restaurant business is hard. Of course, if you are already in the business and you own your own restaurant, you know this to be true. Margins tend to be thin, the competition is fierce, and consumer tastes can seemingly change on a whim. There is success to be had here, of course – people have to eat, after all – but the restaurants which come out on top tend to work hard for their place.

If you are going to succeed, it may be necessary at some point to market your restaurant specifically to the millennial generation. As time marches on, this is now the generation which is in the ‘sweet spot’ in terms of buying power. It’s hard to imagine building a successful restaurant operation without connecting to the millennial generation on at least some level.

Let’s take a look at a few tips to consider when trying to grow your base of millennial customers.
Go to Them

One of the keys in marketing – any kind of marketing – is to take your message to the places where your target market is likely to be found. So, where do millennials hang out? Well, on social media platforms, for starters. That’s a great place to build the foundation of your marketing strategy. Also, the millennial generation is arriving at the age where many now have kids of their own, so thinking about the places parents tend to congregate could be beneficial.
A Focus on Health

While this is certainly not true across the board, many in the millennial generation are focused on healthy eating. If your restaurant can manage to offer tasty fare which also fits in with the desires of the crowd who would like to keep their diet healthy, you may carve out a valuable niche. Specifically, offering dishes which meet the needs of those who follow a specific diet – such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, etc. – is a great idea.
Be Present Across the Web



The millennials who fit the stereotype of constantly checking their phones and living on the internet couple potentially find your business in a number of locations. You never quite know where your potential customers are going to wind up on the web, so make sure you are present in as many places as possible. Add your information to business listings, respond to reviews which are posted on various sites, and more.