Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Absolutely Gluten-Free TahiniBAR Giveaway

Absolutely Gluten-Free TahiniBAR Giveaway Ends 11/20

Welcome to the Absolutely Gluten-Free TahiniBAR Giveaway!

1 winner receives 3 boxes

$28.76 rv

Host that put together this giveaway is SaraLee’s Deals, Steals, and Giveaways

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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) 11/20/18. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back  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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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Edge of Yesterday series By Robin Stevens Payes Review

Edge of Yesterday
by Robin Stevens Payes


When thirteen-year-old geek-girl Charley Morton decides to build what she believes is Leonardo da Vinci’s design for a time machine for the middle school science fair, she has two thoughts in mind: to win first prize and to travel back in time to meet her idol, Leonardo. Her goal: to find out how the Renaissance artist, engineer, scientist, musician, anatomist, and inventor managed to do it all.

Da Vinci's Way (Edge of Yesterday)
by Robin Stevens Payes

In this second book of the Edge of Yesterday series, Charley Morton, girl inventor extraordinaire, is determined to hack time. When her model for a time machine accidentally ignites, Charley's sent whirling back 500 years, coming face-to-face with her Renaissance idol, Leonardo da Vinci. It's a perfect scenario for the Renaissance-girl wannabe. Until the news: Her mother is gravely ill. Charley must get home! Can she reverse-engineer time travel . . . and what future will she encounter if she succeeds?

I received complimentary copies.

Cassandra's Review-  A really nice, clean series with a good amount of mystery and science that will stimulate young readers minds.  Finding a series that also provides a learning experience that is not boring is really beneficial as well.

Kids Love To Read Giveaway

Welcome to the Kids Love To Read Giveaway!

2 winners each receive both books

Host that put together this giveaway is SaraLee’s Deals, Steals, and Giveaways

My co-host for this giveaway are 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 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) 11/20/18. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back 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 fulfillmentIf you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

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Monday, October 29, 2018

Zahtar Roasted Sweet Potatoes Recipe .@pereggourmet

First of all, what is ZAHTAR? This collection of herbs and spices (sometimes spelled Za’atar, Zatar, Zaa’tar, Zahatar, and Zatar) has been a staple of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine for centuries. Base ingredients usually include hyssop, sesame seeds, oregano, marjoram, and salt. Like chicken soup or curry, there are countless variations. The way it’s made depends on where the maker’s roots are – some families keep their recipes “top secret.”


ZAHTAR is versatile. This blend of herbs and spices works beautifully as a dry rub for all kinds of meat, poultry, and fish. (ZAHTAR and lamb are a match made in culinary heaven.) A pinch of

ZAHTAR adds an intriguing Middle Eastern note to your favorite stews, soups, marinades, breads, and more. Mix it with olive oil, sour cream, or yogurt for a sensational dip. Keep some on the table to sprinkle over veggies, hummus, eggs, avocado toast…no wonder The Guardian calls it “magic dust!”

ZAHTAR is good for you. It’s full of antioxidants and also contains antibacterial and antifungal properties. ZAHTAR has also long been considered “brain food.” In fact, Maimonides is said to have prescribed it to his patients. (And we know how smart he was!)

ZAHTAR tastes like no other spice blend. It’s very aromatic and has an earthy, warm flavor. ZAHTAR is kind herbaceous, kind of zesty, kind of tangy, and totally unique.

ZAHTAR is a Thing. Chefs across the U.S. are introducing it on their menu items – from fried chicken and pizza to Asian-fusion – and restaurants are offering it as a table top condiment. Bakeries are celebrating it in breads and pastries. Food blogger Mollie Yeh even came up with a popsicle-style cocktail featuring ZAHTAR and cucumbers!

Pereg ZAHTAR is a blend of 100% pure hyssop, parsley, sesame seeds, ground chickpeas, coriander, salt, and olive oil. All ingredients are fresh, natural, gluten-free, vegan, and OU kosher-certified.

Now that you know all about this trendy “magic dust,” it’s time to give it a try!

Zahtar Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Recipe Courtesy Shoshie Steinhart, Koshermoms.com

2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into wedges

3 Tbsp. avocado oil

3 tsp Pereg Zahtar

1 Tbsp. honey

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Place sweet potato wedges in a mixing bowl, place. Pour 2 Tbsp. oil and 2 tsp. Zahtar over and coat the potatoes well. (Reserve the rest of the oil and Zahtar for dressing). 

Place potatoes on baking sheet and roast for 40 minutes. Meanwhile mix together the remaining oil and Zahtar and honey in a bowl. Drizzle over the potatoes before serving, when the potatoes are still warm from the oven.


I received complimentary product. 

A New Way to Drink Cold Brew Coffee just in time for Fall .@JavaHouseCoffee

Do you love coffee, or know someone that would edulge on this really great brew, that would make an excellent holiday gift! How about enjoying a cup of cold brew, served hot? Java House launched their new dual-use liquid cold brew pods so you can do just that. Having cold brew served hot equals a less bitter, less acidic, and overall naturally sweeter and smoother cup of hot coffee.
Each of the liquid pods feature their delicious cold brew in concentrate form (instead of the grounds you find inside a traditional pod). That means you can open, pour over ice, add water and enjoy. Or, pop the liquid pod into your Keurig machine to enjoy a smoother cup of cold brew hot.

No preservatives, additives, or coffee derivatives. Just great tasting cold brew available whenever and wherever you are. Available in Light, Medium, Dark, and Decaf roasts. ($8.99 for a 6-count, at Walmart, Target, and more)

I received complimentary product.


Just Healthier Treats Prize Pack GIVEAWAY

The Prize Package! No Tricks… Just Healthier Treats!
One lucky winner will receive the following prizes:
  • Manuka Honey Chocolates – Mint
  • Manuka Honey Lollipops – Strawberry
  • Manuka Honey Nuggets
  • Manuka Honey Salted Caramels
  • Manuka Honey Sticks
  • Sunny Bee Flavored Honey Sticks
  • Proper Crisps – Marlborough Seal Salt
  • BONUS: Mossops Manuka Honey UMF 5+ Jar
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The giveaway is open US Only, 18+
The giveaway ends 11/5 1159 pm est
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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Cleo&Coco Natural Body Care Giveaway

Sponsored By: Cleo&Coco

Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

2 Winners Will Receive:

Their choice of either a; Charcoal Deodorant in Lavender Vanilla Scent 

OR 

Dusting Powder & Dry Shampoo in Lavender Vanilla Scent 

Open To US entries and must be 18+ to enter
Giveaway Dates ~ 10/28 9:00 AM EST through 11/25 11:59PM EST
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Friday, October 26, 2018

Modern Acrylic By Blakely Little Review

Modern Acrylic
A contemporary exploration of acrylic painting
Modern Acrylic A contemporary exploration of acrylic painting
Description
Modern Acrylic delivers the simple concepts and painting techniques you’ll need to create exciting and expressive works of art.

With Modern Acrylic, artists, illustrators, art students, and art hobbyists can learn how to use basic painting techniques and concepts to create expressive works of art. You'll learn to paint flowers, animals, patterns, and even how to transfer your hand-lettering skills to paint. This guide offers a lively and creative approach to acrylic paint packed with inspiring exercises and whimsical projects.

Foremost a beginner’s guide, Modern Acrylic starts with a brief introduction to the tools you’ll need and continues with explanations of key painting concepts like color mixing and atmospheric perspective. Once you have a handle on the basics, it’s time to create dynamic color palettes, use basic shapes and techniques to render a range of subjects, and practice mark making and textures.

Modern Acrylic is an inspiring and accessible guide to painting everything from expressive landscapes to colorful architectural gems.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  If you are into modern art this is going to be a great book to help you start painting some ideas and teach you a lot of techniques.  I like learning about all kinds of things and art is also very popular in my home.   Not everything can be done quickly and of course your pieces might not be exact or close to the ones featured but it is fun to try and practice. 

Have a Holly Jolly Holiday With Local Hive From Rice’s Honey® Recipes .@LocalHiveHoney


Local Hive™ from Rice’s Honey®, a leading producer of high quality, U.S. only raw & unfiltered honey since 1924, wants to help you put the twinkle into your holidays with their locally produced honey varietals. Perfect for your holiday table and every day, Local Hive from Rice’s Honey offers 16 different local varieties of raw honey honey including Local New England, Local Northeast, Local Florida, Authentic Clover & Authentic Wildflower.

With your loved ones gathered around the table, whether it’s for a comforting hot drink during the cold days of winter or to enjoy your favorite Christmas cookies, the taste of real honey from Local Hive™ will help you create fond memories.

Local Hive™ Honey Vanilla Sugar Cookies

Makes about 24

½ cup Local Hive™ Honey

2 sticks butter, softened

1 ½ teaspoon vanilla

3/4 cup sugar

3 vanilla beans (1 for frosting)

1 egg plus 1 egg yolk

3 cups flour

1/2 tablespoon cornstarch

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons baking powder

Beat the sugar and butter on high until fluffy, between 7 - 8 ½ minutes. Scrape beans from 2 vanilla bean pods and set aside. Beat together honey, egg, egg yolk, vanilla beans and extract. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, cornstarch, salt, and baking powder.

Then add in the rest of the beaten ingredients and mix well.

You should have a dough-consistency.

Sprinkle a cutting board or other clean area with powdered sugar. (No flour)

Roll out dough and but into your holiday shapes.

Bake on parchment paper after putting in the freezer for about 6 minutes, so they get more solid.

Bake at 350º for 9-11 minutes and cool on wire rack.

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Honey Vanilla Frosting

1/4 cup honey

1/2 cup half and half

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 vanilla bean

4 cups powdered sugar

1 lb. cold butter

Scrape the beans from the vanilla bean pod and set aside.  Beat the honey, vanilla plus vanilla beans and then beat in half of the powdered sugar. Beat in the half and half. Combine this with the powdered sugar and beat until well.

After cutting the cold butter into small pieces, be sure to add it a little bit at a time, mixing on high speed with a whisk attachment or by hand. Beat on high speed for 9 minutes, or until it looks fluffy.

Decorate your holiday cookies and add sprinkles or other edible decorations and enjoy!

I received complimentary product.



















Sandsliders Review .@sandsliders

Sandsliders is a pram accessory that fits to prams, pushchairs and strollers in seconds enabling the user to slide the pram across multiple terrains, such as sand (at the beach), snow, pebbles, fields (festivals, campsites) and many more difficult terrains. Check out the website www.sandsliders.com.

I received complimentary product.


Sandsliders are the original stroller accessory to slide your stroller over tough terrains, they are a great gift for new and expecting parents. If you can't lift heavy weight they make transporting your child easier. Sandsliders help prolong the life of your stroller wheels.

Cassandra's Review-  A really neat way to save time and energy instead of getting stuck in rocks or sand, this  attachment is easy to place on and works.  You do pull backwards otherwise it's like a shovel effect, but it is simple to use. 

Zahler’s Prenatal + DHA

Zahler’s Prenatal + DHA is a top-rated, exclusive formula suited to provide all the vitamins and nutrients needed for Meghan & Harry’s developing prince or princess. Thanks to Zahler, every expecting mother can give her baby the royal treatment.
Prenatal Vitamin + DHA 250mg - Premium Twice Daily Softgels - ZAHLER (2 Months Supply)
Zahler’s Prenatal + DHA is made from pure unadulterated ingredients and meets the highest nutraceutical standards. The structural fatty acid DHA is crucial for proper eye and central nervous system development, impacting some of the most significant brain functions including vision, cognition and motor function.

Zahler Prenatal + DHA, SRP $49.95 for a one month supply

·Kosher formula provides premium nutrition for mother and child

·Provides 25 vitamins and nutrients + 300 mg DHA (including some that most prenatals do not include like Vitamin K, Lutein for eye health; and Chromium to keep sugar levels balanced and to prevent gestational diabetes)

·Includes 1000 mcg of Quatrefolate (the most bioavailable form of folate.  Zahler is licensed to include 1.9 mg of Quatrefolate, which results in 1mg absorption. Most companies include 1 mg, which means a lot less actually gets absorbed)

·Easy-to-swallow softgel
·Contains Vitamin K, Lutein Chromium and more
·Take 1 softgel twice daily with meals, or as directed by doctor
For expectant mothers who have difficulty swallowing a pill, Zahler’s Mighty Mini Prenatal + DHA($59.95 for three month supply) is a pint-sized, easy-to-swallow softgel that contains 20 critical nutrients, including 100 mg DHA, for the expectant mother and child.
Zahler Prenatal + DHA and Mighty Mini Prenatal + DHA are available at Zahlers.com.

I received complimentary product.

Danau Dua Nebulizing Diffuser and Essential Oils GIVEAWAY

Enter to Win a Diffuser & Essential Oils from Utama Spice
ENTER TO WIN!
One winner will receive a Danau Dua Nebulizing Diffuser
& Nature's Aid Box Set of Essential Oils
The giveaway is open US Only, 18+
The giveaway ends 11/1 at 1159 pm est
Be sure to come back daily for more chances to win.
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Forever Friends Giveaway

Forever Friends Giveaway

Welcome to the Forever Friends Giveaway!

1 winner

Host that put together this giveaway is SaraLee’s Deals, Steals, and Giveaways

My co-host for this giveaway are Michigan Saving and More
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This giveaway's Sponsor is:

Precious Moments®

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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) 11/16/18. 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 If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

An Old Fashioned Christmas Favorite Yuletide Quotes and Traditions Book Review

An Old-Fashioned Christmas presents a carefully curated collection of inspirational, meaningful and fun quotes celebrating the spirit of the holidays.
Deck the halls with boughs of jolly and the An Old-Fashioned Christmas.  Chock full of holiday sentiments and joyous words, this Christmas quote book is the perfect stocking stuffer book for the season.

I received a complimentary copy.  

Cassandra's Review-  I really really love Christmas as well as pretty much every holiday.  Christmas has that feeling of traditional warmth and is the perfect time to gift to strangers and neighbors as well as filling your life and home with glee.   The book is not huge and only has a few sayings per page, but it has a beautiful cover and even a little humor placed in.   

Across the Street and Around the World By Jeannie Marie Review

Across the Street and Around the World
Following Jesus to the Nations in Your Neighborhood...and Beyond
By Jeannie Marie
40950485
A practical guidebook that helps readers align with God's desire to cross cultures and reach all nations.

Many Christians experience a stirring in their souls after short mission trips or global conferences, or as they interact with the increasingly diverse sets of people moving into their neighborhoods, workplaces, and schools. But most don't know how to build intentional relationships with people from different backgrounds.

Across the Street and Around the World offers an answer to those Christians wondering, Is it possible to engage with people of other cultures right now, in my everyday world—or even beyond? Step by step, it helps them see how to prepare their souls, reshape their worldviews, and redesign their patterns of life to become the sort of people who can represent Jesus across cultural lines and take part in God's plans for their neighborhoods, their cities, and the world.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  Not as much fact as opinions are in this book and that is ok if you believe them.  It does have a faith based lined structure which is nice.  It will be a discussion starter and maybe a little uncomfortable for some more narrow minded readers.  I would recommend this book to older people who have a strong faith but also an open mind. 

Baby Magic and Boudreaux's Butt Paste Helps Bottoms

 These Baby Magic and Boudreaux’s Butt Paste products will absolutely make your lives 100% easier!

Baby Magic No-Rinse Wash (MSRP: $5.48)

The on-the-go solution to keeping your baby clean, fresh and smelling great

This self-foaming application allows you to clean your baby without using water

Boudreaux’s Butt Paste (MSRP: $9.49)

Tough on diaper rash, gentle on baby’s booty

Offering maximum effectiveness, without the harsh ingredients, Boudreaux’s Butt Paste Maximum Strength is a fast-acting and safe solution to treat and prevent diaper rash.

These products are great to carry while traveling, running to the grocery store, or heading to a playdate.

I received complimentary product.


Hello Kitty & Friends Let’s Learn Together DVDs #HelloKittyFriends . @SentaiKids

What Is #HelloKittyFriends:
Hello Kitty & Friends – Let's Learn Together Collection 1 DVD Front Cover

Hello Kitty and her twin sister Mimmy love to explore and learn new things, and learning becomes even more fun when you have someone to share it with. So you can imagine how excited Kitty is when she learns that her family has new neighbors, the Berry family, who also have a set of twins, Amy and Eric!  And they're the same age as Kitty and Mimmy! Plus, Amy and Eric also have another brother named Harry, who is really smart!

That's three new friends to go out and have adventures with! Whether they're learning to tell time, fold origami or just help around the house, there's always something new to discover in HELLO KITTY & FRIENDS – LET'S LEARN TOGETHER!

The iconic Hello Kitty cartoon is coming to Preschool!  An all-new video collection of everyone’s favorite Japanese cat will help preschoolers learn letters, numbers and colors.  “Hello Kitty & Friends: Let’s Learn Together” is a two-DVD collection that lets millennial parents share Hello Kitty with their own children.

Hello Kitty & Friends DVDs:

The “Hello Kitty: Let’s Learn Together” DVDs debut on November 20 at brick & mortar stores like WalMart, Target and Best Buy, as well as online retailers like amazon. com.

Hello Kitty & Friends – Let's Learn Together Collection 2 DVD Front Cover

Hello Kitty loves learning new things, and now that Kitty and her twin sister Mimmy have three new friends, it seems like there's never enough time for all the adventures they could have. But that doesn't mean that they're not going to try! From experimenting with shapes and learning to take care of flowers, to studying dance and the rules for visiting other people's houses, it's all very educational and exciting.

If you want to have lots of fun and discover new and amazing things, come join Kitty, Mimmy and the three Berry children, Amy, Eric, and Harry, and share the friendship and wonder as they explore the world around them in HELLO KITTY & FRIENDS – LET'S LEARN TOGETHER!

I received complimentary product.

Cassandra's' Review-  Hello Kitty is ageless and has been one of my favorites since I was a kid.  Watching the newer version is good and will keep your children entertained while teaching them. 



Blaze Saves Christmas DVD Giveaway

blaze saves christmas giveaway

Welcome to the Blaze Saves Christmas Giveaway!

1 winner

Host that put together this giveaway is SaraLee’s Deals, Steals, and Giveaways

My co-host for this giveaway are Michigan Saving and More
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This giveaway's Sponsor is:

Nickelodeon Jr

Blaze Saves Christmas

Available on Amazon

Blaze and AJ are bursting back onto DVD with the all-new release
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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) 11/19/18. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to SaraLee at s8r8l33 at yahoo.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.If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email SaraLee at s8r8l33 at yahoo.com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

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Indivisible IN THEATERS OCTOBER 26 #indivisiblemovie #FlyBy

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INDIVISIBLE is based on the extraordinary true story of Army Chaplain Darren Turner and his wife Heather. With a strong, faith-filled marriage, the Turners are ready to follow their calling: serving God, family, and country.

Fresh from seminary and basic training, Chaplain Turner and his family arrive at Fort Stewart. Yet before the Turners can even unpack their new house, Darren is deployed to Iraq. Heather is left taking care of their three young children alone … as well as serving the families of the other deployed soldiers.

Despite a desire to stay connected with their loved ones, the harsh realities of war take a daily toll over the course of the Battalion’s extended deployment. Meanwhile back home, babies are born, kids keep growing, and nerves are frayed with every late-night knock on the door.

With deeply etched battle scars, the soldiers’ long-awaited homecoming is much different than any of their families anticipated. Carrying burdens the other can’t comprehend, the Turners must decide if they’re willing to face one more battle: the fight to save their marriage.

From the director of The Grace Card and the studio that brought you Fireproof and War Room comes INDIVISIBLE, the story of one marriage … one family … under God. In theaters beginning October 26, the movie stars Sarah Drew, Justin Bruening, Jason George, Tia Mowry, and Madeline Carroll.

I received a complimentary screening.

Cassandra's Review- As a viewer you need to gather strength to be able not to hold in your emotions because it is such a mixed drama.  The characters tug at your heartstrings and the PTSD aspect can be real for some viewers.  Unfortunately this story has happened in many ways to lots of military families and with a great cast of actors it can be all too real.  You also get a glimpse at God and the spiritual power that can help to heal even the worst hurting. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The Cheesecake Bible By George Geary Review

The Cheesecake Bible: 300 Sweet and Savory Recipes for Cakes and More by George Geary

The highly-anticipated upgraded edition of the definitive book on luscious, decadent cheesecake by a master chef and baker.

Beloved for over a decade, this comprehensive cheesecake resource allows its many readers to indulge in recipes that range from traditional and chocolate to fruity and savory. Now, The Cheesecake Bible is back and better than ever with 90 new recipes to satisfy people who eat a gluten-free diet and to answer the recent cultural appetite for more savory cheesecakes.

Iconic recipes include Deep Dark Chocolate Fudge Cheesecake and White Chocolate Velvet Cheesecake with Port Wine Berry Compote. Then there are the more savory options, such as Black Olive and Herb Cheesecake and Blue Cheese Cheesecake with Pecans. Other offerings include nut, citrus, no-bake, vegan, fruit, chocolate, cheese and holiday cheesecakes, as well as cheesecake bars, small cheesecakes, toppings and sauces. With more than 300 recipes, there's a cheesecake for everyone.

The book features extensive how-to instructions, along with sections on equipment, basic tips and techniques for perfect cheesecakes, a list of common ingredients and frequently asked questions from the author's baking classes. It is the ideal guide for beginners and seasoned bakers alike, ensuring that they make the very best cheesecakes.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- Cheesecake?  Yes please. I am a dessert lover and super interested in cheesecake everything including recipes. The book is packed with great ideas that I hope to be trying near the holidays.  I was shocked to find out about taco cheesecake and others I have never heard of because they look and sound so good.  The book is going to make any cheesecake lover very happy and especially if they want to make it.  There are not too many photos but the few that are featured look spectacular. 

Crohn's and Colitis by Dr. Hillary Steinhart Review

A newly updated edition from one of the most respected and authoritative experts on Crohn’s and colitis.

For anyone who suffers from Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, an understanding of inflammatory bowel disease is the key to developing effective management strategies. Crohn’s & Colitis aims to help patients deepen their knowledge about their disease, and it has been recognized by practitioners and patients alike for its invaluable information and its supportive and easy-to-follow approach. It has long been a market leader, with over 30,000 copies sold.

This new edition is poised to continue the trend. It features updated content based on the most current research and standards for diagnosis and treatment, along with information on genetics based drugs and naturopathic treatments. It is a valuable tool for improving quality of life for anyone diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease.

Crohn’s & Colitis also includes information on underlying causes, clinical features and effective treatments. With informative charts, case studies, “Did You Know?” boxes and answers to frequently asked questions, this book truly aims to help patients improve their health and well-being in a way that is friendly and accessible.

DR. A. HILLARY STEINHART, MD, MSc, FRCP(C), is Head of the Combined Division of Gastroenterology for Mount Sinai Hospital and the University Health Network in Toronto. He is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  Informational and very helpful should you be a caretaker or suffer with this yourself.  The book covers a lot and really gets down into the heart of what you need to know in a way that is easy to understand and follow.   

Great Kids Books for Back to School Structure and Fun

My Friend Sleep
My Friend Sleep

Description
Journey with a little girl through her dreams, alongside her friend Sleep. Meet friendly aliens, ride on a dragon's back and meet a scary monster... who turns out to be not-so scary after all. With Sleep by your side, nothing is as terrifying as it seems. This magical picture book delights in the joy of dreams, opens a door to children’s imaginations and helps to contain their fears around sleep and night terrors. Featuring stunning, atmospheric illustrations,  this beautiful story is the perfect book for getting little ones off to sleep at bedtime.

Cassandra's Review-  I made the joke that my friend sleep left me for insomnia (not even related to the book review) , but this book is great for little readers that might be scared or unsure of bedtime and can help them to visit dreamland in a more peaceful way. 
ABC for Me: ABC Mindful Me
ABC for Me: ABC Mindful Me
ABCs for a happy, healthy mind & body

Pairing simplified mindfulness principles with each letter of the alphabet, ABC Mindful Me features colorful illustrations of children and animals, as well as playful rhymes to explain each concept to toddlers (and their parents!).

A fun read for the entire family, ABC Mindful Me is not only perfect for teaching toddlers their ABCs, but also for introducing them to key mindfulness tenants which promote physical and mental wellness, proper breathing, compassion, gratitude, and kindness.

These key concepts will help to grow young readers' concentration, listening skills, and ability to manage emotions, stress, and anxiety.

Plus, a handy index provides at-a-glance reference for 26 different mindfulness pillars for children to explore.

Cassandra's Review- Mindfulness is something I am still learning to acheive more of in my older years, so it is really good to get your kids on the right path and help them. 
The Giggly Guide of How to Behave

The Giggly Guide of How to Behave

Description
Mind your manners! There's more to good manners than just saying "please" and "thank you"! With 44 simple rules on how to behave, and how not to behave, this giggly guidebook shows you exactly what it means to have good manners, and what happens when you don't follow the rules of good behavior... Kids and their parents will giggle their way through this clever and colorful guide on polite behavior, and are sure to want the companion book on how to behave at school, too!

Cassandra's Review - Funny illustrations is what makes this book stand out and my children giggle.  Even I found them to be funny but the rules are easy to follow and read outloud. 


The Book of No Worries
The Book of No Worries

This essential guide covers a multitude of worries and anxieties that a young person may face while growing up – from peer pressure to puberty and all the worries in between. This friendly and funny book aims to reassure tweens that their worries and fears are normal and offers practical tips for managing anxiety and stress, such as practicing mindfulness and meditation.

Children over 10 often have to deal with a bigger, scarier school, and increased pressure to study and get good grades while making and maintaining friendships. Add to that the non-stop nature of social media and the added pressure that it brings, and it’s no surprise anxiety and depression is on the increase. From problems at school to relationship woes, body image issues to troubles at home, all worries are recognised and case studies and questions from 'real-life' anonymous readers offer positive tips and advice to help young people survive angst and stress that can bring them down.

Among the other topics covered:

Bullying
Drugs and alcohol
Separation and divorce
Sex and sexuality
Unrequited love and being dumped
Focusing on the emotional wellbeing and mental health of tweens, this survival guide to help young people cope with the worries and anxieties of growing up is full of thoughtful and humorous illustrations and provides sensitive treatment of difficult issues.

Cassandra's Review- The book is for older kids and does cover some deep issues in a lighter way, it could be a helpful icebreaker in a discussion. 
How to Think Like an Absolute Genius
How to Think Like an Absolute Genius

Description
Be curious! Be imaginative! Be determined! Develop your talents by drawing inspiration from the greatest of geniuses. In a world that changes quickly, the future belongs to those who have an open, flexible mind: like John Lennon, they will imagine the impossible; like Walt Disney, they will work as a team; and like Copernicus, they will be able to think backwards! If you’re worried you might not be up to the job, have no fear! This fascinating book will show you the way. Meet 27 geniuses from different eras and disciplines –  artists, scientists, thinkers or writers – and learn from their "creative methods". Packed with facts, games and activity ideas to boost your intelligence, creative, inventive, and critical thinking skills, this book will show you that you can become absolutely awesome at whatever you put your mind to!

Cassandra's Review- Quotes, queries and lots of fun thinking is included in this book. 

One Day, So Many Ways
One Day, So Many Ways

Discover what daily life is like for kids all around the world! Meet children from over 40 countries and explore the differences and similarities between their daily routines. Over 24 hours, follow a wide variety of children as they wake up, eat, go to school, play, talk, learn and go about their everyday routine in this stunning retro-style illustrated picture book that celebrates different cultures.

Cassandra's Review- I remember way back in my time when I went to school we had days where we had to bring an food or items from our selected countries and it would be really fun.  The book helps to give children a small look at how other countries children go through the day. 

Going to School
Going to School

Spend the day at school and join the little girl in everything she does in a day—from breakfast to bedtime. Meet her classmates and try to spot what each friend is up to in every lesson throughout the book. Can you guess what they want to be when they grow up? This reassuring introduction to the school day for little ones has bright, friendly artwork and is perfect for children about to go off to school for the first time.

Cassandra's Review -  A good book to alleviate kids fears and help to get them ready for back to school.

I received complimentary copies.






WARE Pet Coop Control and Sideways Sipper Cooler for Chickens

Coop Control
Coop Control
Ware Coop Control is a 97% bio based, organic carbon that reduces 'fowl' odors in your chicken coop. Sprinkle evenly across the coop to a depth no greater than 1/8". Use is dependent on number of chickens and amount of waste. Replace whenever odors return.

Coop Control is safe for chickens to ingest and offers the additional benefit of soil improvement. Cutting down the smell in your coop will reduce the number of flies pestering your flock. Too many flies can cause stress on chickens, which can result in lower egg production. Coop Control is also good for your soil. It has a low density and benefits areas with dense soil by increasing drainage and aeration.

Sideways Sipper Insulated

Sideways Sipper Insulated
Cooler keeps water cool and features 3 foldable legs as well as a hanging handle. UV stabilized plastic construction holds up in all weather conditions.


I received complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review- I would have loved to be able to review a few actual chicken coops by this brand because they look fantastic and my orpingtons would love them.   The cooler is compact and convenient which is a huge plus for me to be able to lift and the cover fits nicely.    The coop control was easy to spread but I would recommend gloves and to open it outdoors as it can get black mess about and helps the chickens by giving them a more pleasant fresh day. 


Last Minute DIY Halloween Costumes From .@zulily

Halloween is only one week away…but have no fear because last-minute costume ideas are here.

Online retailer zulily has compiled some fun and quick women’s DIY costume ideas, sure to bring uniqueness to any ghoulish or ghostly bash!

Sarah Ward, zulily’s Lead Editorial Stylist, has compiled some of her favorite costume ideas, utilizing items straight from you or your friend’s closets, to save both time and money during this busy time of year.

Deer

A faux fur vest with a neutral colored outfit make the best staples. To complete the look, add an antler headband created from foliage in your backyard or with artificial flowers.

Rosie the Riveter

A chambray shirt and jeans are all you need! To finish the look, just add a red bandana in your hair and top it off with some powerful red lips.

Sushi


An all-white outfit is the foundation for your “rice.” Tie a pink/orange ‘sashimi’ pillow with a simple black scarf around your waist. Add some green and pink flowers to your hair as “ginger” and “wasabi” and voila!

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Monday, October 22, 2018

Dark Winter By Anthony J Tata Review .@ajtata

DARK WINTER: A Jake Mahegan Thriller / Book 5
By Anthony J. Tata (Pronunciation: “Tayda”)
Kensington, an imprint of Kensington Publishing Corp.
Release Date: October 30, 2018
Hardcover / Fiction $26.00 ($28.95 CAN)
ISBN: 978-1-4967-1790-0

In a blistering scenario almost too close to the headlines, former Brigadier General Anthony J. Tata delivers a chillingly authentic glimpse of tomorrow’s wars—and the anonymous hackers who hold the fate of the world at their fingertips . . .

By the time anyone realizes what’s happening, it is too late. A dark network of hackers has infiltrated the computers of the U.S. military, unleashing chaos across the globe. U.S. missiles strike the wrong targets. Defense systems fail. Power grids shut down. Within hours, America’s enemies move in. Russian tanks plow through northern Europe. Iranian troops invade Iraq. North Korean destroys Seoul and fires missiles at Japan.

Phase 1 of ComWar is complete.

Enter Jake Mahegan and his team of highly trained operatives. Their mission is to locate the nerve center of ComWar—aka Computer Optimized Warfare—and to shut down the operation through any means necessary. Mahegan knows it’s a virtual suicide mission. There are three ComWar headquarters, each hidden deep underground in Russia, Iran, and North Korea. Each contains a human biometric nuclear key that the team must capture to shut down the imminent nuclear strikes. Splitting up the team is Mahegan’s only chance to prevent the next wave of cyber attacks. But even that won’t stop the sleeper cell agents—here in the United States . . .

When Phase 2 ends, World War III begins.

About the Author:

Brigadier General Anthony J. Tata has more than three decades of public service as a military officer and in leadership roles at the state and county level. His last combat tour was as the Deputy Commanding General of the 10th Mountain Division and the Joint Task Force in Afghanistan, commanding nearly 25,000 troops. He is the national bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Jake Mahegan series and the Threat Series, as well as co-author of Reaper: Ghost Target with Nicholas Irving, published by St. Martin’s Press. General Tata is the National Security Expert for One American News Network on Tipping Point. He also appears frequently as a guest commentator on Fox News and CNN. He is president of defense, transportation and energy services KaylaTek, LLC, and frequently speaks on matters of foreign policy to companies such as Google, Hewlett Packard, General Electric and other major corporations. Tata lives in Wilmington, NC.

Visit Anthony J. Tata online at: www.AJTata.com.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  If this is not already some kind of movie, it should be.  The author brings to life the action in this hard to put down read. You get more than just a simple story of hacking or something that has been played out over again, because of the truth in the chapters and the real life moments that could possibly be laced in.   My only upset was that I had not known it was a book 5 until after I read it so I would have prefered to get all of the series in order, but that is ok.  The book holds its own and makes for a great read out loud.  I would absolutely go back and read books 1-4 as well as anything else written by this author. 

The Academic Hustle By Matthew Pigatt Review

Thrive with this ultimate college book
Readers of Confessions of a Scholarship Winner and the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2019 will love The Academic Hustle!

An inspirational graduation gift: The Academic Hustle tells the story of Matthew Pigatt and his transformation from a juvenile delinquent with a 2.1 GPA in high school to a national award-winning researcher, graduating magna cum laude from Morehouse College.

A college planner to help you get it together: Matthew uses his journey of entering college on academic probation and covering all tuition with loans―to securing over $100,000 in scholarships, fellowships, and awards―as a springboard for a detailed, step-by-step guide to academic and career achievement.

Scholarships, Grants, Internships, and Jobs: The Academic Hustle gives a personal accounting of strategies uncovered while conducting research on high-achievers. Through experience and research, Pigatt has refined a system that has been replicated by hundreds of other students to secure millions in funding for their career development.

In this book you’ll learn how to:

Develop a plan for your career
Find and apply for scholarships
Win awards and be recognized
Cultivate a network for success
Master time and manage money
Develop an impressive résumé
This college survival guide is a perfect gift for college students.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- Great for my oldest who attends college as this book offers a lot of information in smaller chapters.   You get a good amount of discussion material that can become a jump off point to really get things in motion for the future.  I feel like this book is a great gift for anyone who in the college phase of life no matter what age. 

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Fitted Crib Sheet GIVEAWAY

Sponsored By: Inspirational NEST

Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

3 Winners Will Receive an Inspirational NEST Organic Fitted Crib Sheet!

Open To US entries and must be 18+ to enter
Giveaway Dates ~ 10/21 9:00 AM EST through 11/19 11:59PM EST
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Friday, October 19, 2018

Delayed Justice By Cara Putman Review

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She had long given up the desire to be loved. Now she only needed to be heard.

Jaime Nichols went to law school to find the voice she never had as a child, and her determination to protect girls and women in the path of harm drives her in ways both spoken and unspoken. As Jaime, now a criminal defense attorney, prepares to press charges against someone who wronged her long ago, she must face not only her demons but also the unimaginable forces that protect the powerful man who tore her childhood apart.

Chandler Bolton, a retired veteran, is tasked with helping a young victim who must testify in court—and along with his therapy dog, Aslan, he’s up for the task. When he first meets Jaime, all brains, beauty, and brashness, he can’t help but be intrigued. As Chandler works to break through the wall Jaime has built around herself, the two of them discover that they may have more to offer one another than they ever could have guessed—and that together, they may be able to help this endangered child.

This thrilling installment of the Hidden Justice series explores the healing power of resolution and the weight of words given voice. And as Jaime pursues delayed justice of her own, she unearths eternal truths that will change the course of her life.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- First off as a book three it is can hold its own as a standalone.  There is drama and enough storyline to keep you wanting to continue on with the more drawn out chapters.  The character styles are there and well written.  I feel like overall if you are interested in this kind of book and are old enough to understand it without someone having to read it and break it down for you, this is going to be a good read. 

The Mothers Manual By Liu Yang Review

#NLP4Parents #TheMother_sManual  #TamingTheGrasshopper  #LetsTalkParenting  #YoungLilies
#YoungLiliesCoaching

The Mother’s Manual is a practical handbook on parenting children from birth to 5 years old. There has been a great deal of research into the importance of bonding and nurturing children in their early years. Now there is more evidence on the understanding of children’s brainwave pattern and why they behave the way they behave.

The Mother’s Manual provides everything you need including tips and tools that you can apply in your life as a parent to deal with some common issues that crop up in those early critical years. It gives you simple strategies to help you raise a happy and healthy child, realise their full potential and enable you to be a proud, well balanced and fulfilled parent.

Whether you are a parent or planning to have children, you can start practising some of the skills in this book and perfect them before your baby arrives, especially as new habits take time to establish.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  The book does not have a lot of clarified sections and chapters blend in, so if you need to quick look something up, it would not be easy to find.  The tips and information are helpful but random, and some of it is just stories placed in between.  Overall a good source of random facts.


Just Add Color to your next Party

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I received complimentary product.

Cassandra's review-  I am going to tell you that this is a huge mess and I mean big, it gets color on everything and in the air and on the grass and on the cars so be careful where you throw your "party" .  Is it fun? Yes.  Is it hard to clean up?  Mostly yes, but if you do this like in the woods or somewhere no one cares about getting mess all over, then you are only cleaning up yourself and everything you brought with you.  So unless you can not fathom being covered in color this may be a huge party success.  At first I had no idea why I was receiving bags of 5 lb  cornstarch colored powder each, but after reading all about this and seeing the games that could be done with it, I would say that any children would have a ball, also you have to supervise your kids because even though this is non toxic it really does get everywhere.  I would probably only throw this party once in a lifetime, but more flexible people would probably do it way more often. 

Reusable Mesh Produce Bags GIVEAWAY .@SGM_Home

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SGM Reusable Mesh Produce Bags : Pack of 12 Washable Drawstring Storage Pouches In 3 Sizes – Multipurpose See Through Bags w/Tare Weight Tag For Grocery Shopping, Toy Organization, Gym Shoe

12 Multipurpose Mesh Bags For An Organized Fridge And Household!

Do you want to keep your garden produce fresh for longer? Do you want to be able to transport your groceries with ease and safety?

SGM presents you with the machine washable and reusable mesh bags that come in packs of 12. Each pack includes the following sizes:

3 small mesh produce bags (12 x 8 inches)
6 medium mesh produce bags (12 x 14 inches)
3 large mesh produce bags (12 x 17 inches)

Cassandra's Review- I like the many uses and sizes of the better qulaity material that these mesh bags provide.

I received complimentary product.

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UNTAMED Jailbreak Playset from WowWee #TheUNTAMED

Fingerlings Untamed - Jailbreak Playset with exclusive T-Rex "Infrared"
Jailbreak Playset featuring Infrared T-Rex [$24.99]: What happens when the UNTAMED get a little too… ferocious? You give them a time-out in the UNTAMED Jailbreak Playset! This cage comes with Infrared, an exclusive T-Rex with eyes that glow and a fierce desire to escape. Pull the lever if you dare!
Fingerlings Untamed - Jailbreak Playset with exclusive T-Rex "Infrared"
I received complimentary product.

Check them out on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/untamedfingerlings/?hl=en

Cassandra's Review-  Fun and exciting for all younger ages to enjoy.  The kids really like the eye effects and being able to carry a dino in a cage. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

SMITCO Kids Nail Polish Set GIVEAWAY

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Rockwell F50 Sonicrafter Oscillating Multi-tool Review

Sonicrafter F50 Oscillating Multi-Tool - RK5141K | Rockwell
SONICRAFTER F50 4.0 AMP OSCILLATING MULTI-TOOL
Model # RK5142K

Hyperlock tool-free blade change system provides 1 ton of clamping force to prevent blade slippage

Universal Fit System accepts other major brand accessories

Higher oscillation angle provides unrivaled speed of cut

Electric oscillating tool boasts a powerful 4.0 Amp motor with constant speed control won't stall
Variable speed dial for precision control

33 piece kit includes a variety of blades and sanding attachments for a wide range of applications
 The Sonicrafter's Hyperlock tool-free blade design provides 1 ton of maximum clamping force to prevent blade slippage & ensure your accessories are securely in-place.

Additionally, in order to ensure your tool won't bog down during cuts, the Sonicrafter was engineered with constant speed control for maintaining the speed-of-cut under load. The variable speed dial allows for optimal precision control, while Rockwell's patented Vibrafree counterweight offsets vibration for a smooth cut.
Rockwell’s unique Universal Fit System allows other accessories to fit tightly on our newly designed Sonicrafter. It doesn’t matter the brand, the model or the year purchased. No more driving across town to get the right blades.

I received complimentary product.

 This tool with the proper accessory can cut, scrape, polish, rasp, sand and more. Very handy around the house in tackling a number of projects.

Cassandra's Review-  My current home is run down and in constant need of repairs, I mean everything from leaky roofs to floors that are like trampolines.  Also doors that swell open or shut and I can always use great tools to help out.  The projects are endless it seems and so I was thrilled to be able to review this tool.  I like that it is not super heavy but feels like I am handling a good quality power tool.  The amps are perfect for the more quick projects and this worked really well on my smaller door frame to evenly sand it out which is so much better than the kitchen knife that I was trying to saw it off with before.  The tool would make a great gift for adults this holiday.