Saturday, June 29, 2019

The Death of the Angry Black Woman by Jameliah Young-Mitchell Review

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Anger can get the best of many women, but when anger erupts into rage and leads to shouting, fighting, and name-calling, it's time to look within and make a change. The Death of the Angry Black Woman boldly acknowledges stereotypes faced by women in the black community and uncovers the seeds that lead many to live anger-filled lives. Instilled with Biblical scripture and jaw-dropping honesty, this debut book from Pastor Jameliah Young-Mitchell, the voice behind the popular Car Chronicles Movement, will empower you to bury your anger, reject false labels, and embrace the new you.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  A book of truths that anyone should be learning from.  Learn how to reign in the negative feelings and turn your moments into so much more fulfilling times.  While the book can give you tips and great ideas, you will be doing all the work to change so be prepared.  If you find yourself constantly angry or having flare ups try reading this book. 

If the Shoe Fits by Vanderbilt Brabson III Fredrick E Brabson Sr Review

If The Shoe Fits
Publisher: Doretha Publishing
Released: April 2019
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Around the world, eager listeners sit patiently at the feet of countless pastors, evangelists, Bible teachers, and parents expounding biblical doctrines and spiritual truths. Unfortunately for most of us, we forget a lot more than we retain. Few listeners, however, forget a good story.

If the Shoe Fits is all about learning valuable lessons through pictures painted by those who use modern-day parables in their teaching. Every lesson taught using this collection of narratives gives the reader invaluable spiritual insight for daily Christian living. If the Shoe Fits is an excellent resource for pastors, evangelists, Bible teachers, conference speakers, seminary students, parents, and anyone who desires to retain and/or share valuable, spiritual lessons packaged in a simple story.

Whether you are struggling to find the perfect anecdote to drive home a sermon's theme or Bible lesson or simply to share spiritual truth with a family member or friend, you will find both humor and inspiration in the pages of If the Shoe Fits.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  I felt like this is the perfect book for faith based readers who want to immerse and connect in God.  It is smaller but just packed with spiritual goodness that will have you taking more time to think through the chapters.  Recommend this one to older readers who want more of a learning experience. 

Permanent Happiness by Iyabo Ojikutu Review

Permanent Happiness: The Only Way to Find Peace, Joy and your Life-Given Purpose
by Iyabo Ojikutu
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“Another book about happiness?” What does this one have to say that we all have not heard before? And is happiness really an achievable state of being?

We never stop craving happiness. It is the world’s most sought-after feeling and emotion. As we wake up each morning, we do so hoping to find happiness in all that we experience, whether we are consciously aware of this desire or not.

We do, of course, find happiness at different points and phases in our lives. The problem is, this situational happiness tends to be short lived. We are happy for a few days and then fall back into anxiety, sadness, and/or worry.

Permanent Happiness outlines three easy steps to pursuing permanent happiness. It tackles key life situations we encounter during our daily living and shows how to pursue peace and be positive influencers on those around us. When our lives are in balance, we discover we let go of the stress and worry that arise when life throws us curveballs.

Get ready to be challenged and inspired. More importantly, get ready to learn about and understand permanent happiness and peace from a different perspective!

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  I think this book can bring joy to the darker time in life. I was reading through and felt the brightness in the more affirmation and positives of the authors words.  Recommending this one as a gift for anyone feeling down or stuck in the years. 

Pickles The Dog by Kat Socks Review

Pickles The Dog: Adopted in North Dakota by Kat Socks
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Adopting a pet from a shelter is not only exciting, but it’s truly a feelgood experience as well. Join Kat and her family as they bring their adopted dog, Pickles, home to their family farm. Kat and Pickles work together to make the transition fun.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  Kids will really enjoy this book especially if they have a big heart for dogs, but it is more than just a rescue awareness story.  My family enjoyed it as a read outloud and I think my own rescue pets loved it as well.  

The Art of Drawing People Review .@QuartoKnows

The Art of Drawing People
Simple techniques for drawing figures, portraits, and poses
Author: Debra Kauffman Yaun
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Author: Diane Cardaci
Author: Walter Foster
The Art of Drawing People
Description
Learn to draw one of art's most interesting and challenging subjects. Packed with practical advice, helpful tips, and fundamental drawing techniques, The Art of Drawing People explores how to capture detailed poses and likenesses in graphite pencil.

With step-by-step instruction from a variety of artists, you’ll find plenty of helpful tips on choosing the right tools and materials, fundamental drawing techniques, developing value and shading, and setting up an effective composition, as well as important information about the influences of anatomy, bone structure, and musculature. Detailed examples of facial features, hands, and feet will help guide you through the most challenging aspects of drawing people.

Whether drawing from life or from photographs, this comprehensive drawing guide is the perfect first step for beginning artists. Follow along, step by step, as professional artists reveal their drawing secrets. With practice, you’ll soon be able to capture amazing likenesses in your own pencil drawings. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  One of my young adults creates amazing portraits and this book is helping to learn even more.   The other kids can follow it and there are some really good tips included.  The book would be great for art time or class. 

Scentbird Healing Crystal Gemstone Collection Beauty Masks

Scentbird is a subscription service perched firmly in the fragrance and beauty space. From enchanting perfumes to soothing skin care creams and lustrous make-up, Scentbird has one the largest selections of products and brands available to style-conscious consumers. For just $14.95, customers can curate their own monthly deliveries, choosing among 850 of the top names in beauty with 1,000 different items.
 Featuring five masks with the natural healing powers of Rose Quartz, Amethyst, Citrine, Moonstone, and Black Onyx, the masks soothe, refresh and revive the skin. The capsule collection is designed to harness the unique holistic properties of gemstones, and target a variety of skin conditions, from anti-aging to inflammation.
Among the Masks are:

Rose Quartz Nourishing Youth Mask -- Rosehip Seed Oil provides intense nourishment, minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while honey locks in moisture for a soft & smooth complexion.

Amethyst Calming Cooling Mask -- A tranquil treat for tired skin, infused with calming amethyst. Powered by Centella Asiatica, a super-soothing white tea extract that helps to calm skin and reduce inflammation, our cooling mask offers sweet relief to sensitive and stressed skin.

Citrine Brightening Peel-Off Mask -- Banish imperfections and boost brilliance with radiant citrine. Energizing turmeric and Vitamin C help revitalize the appearance of dull & uneven skin, unveiling a more refined, refreshed and radiant complexion.

Moonstone Hydrating Sleeping Mask -- Ethereal moonstone imparts dreamy, dewy skin, infused with light. The lightweight, pillow-proof formula boasts Hyaluronic Acid to lock in moisture to the skin, for a luminous, lit-from-within glow.

Black Onyx Warming Detox Mask -- Your ultimate skin protector, black onyx strips away pore-clogging dirt, oil and pollution to purify skin. Black silt helps reduce the look of pores & keeps oil at bay, all without stripping skin of essential moisture.

I received complimentary product.


Thursday, June 27, 2019

Hide Dad’s Sweaty Backside with Camouflage SwampButt Underwear .@SwampButtwear

Hide Dad’s Sweaty Backside with Camouflage SwampButt Underwear

 Summer is  the hottest, most humid season of the year. The people at SwampButt Underwear  know all too well that families from all over the USA will pack the car/truck/suv/van/leaf and visit one or several of the country’s many places to take it easy for a week or two. But even the best planned and executed family outing can be marred when dad’s wet bottom sticks to the car seat, restaurant booth seat, bar stool, amusement park ride, public bench or the ‘dad chair’ at the bargain mall. Worse still, those wet butts leave stains in the shape of your father’s buttocks. Known as ‘dari-angels’ these stains brand the seat, sitter, and his relatives as yucky to be around. No one needs that, but help is available.
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The makers of SwampButt Underwear™ realize that 1) most men are blissfully unaware of their swamp butt, 2) those who are aware seem not to care, 3) the other members of the family or anyone in the travel party care deeply and prefer not to attract this type of negative attention.


Camouflage Wetness with Camouflage Underwear

The idea of hiding an otherwise soaking wet man-butt with sweat wicking underwear that was made with camouflage fabric seemed like the makings of a really amusing promotion. “Everyone thought that ‘camouflage with camouflage’ was the start of a pretty funny bit,” said corporate spokesman and frequent vacationer Nick Heraldson. “We envisioned a way to really use language and plays on words to help us make the point about what we were offering and for whom. But like so many ‘good ideas’, there was not much substance left after the idea was accepted. We had a deadline though so we went with what we had and went home.”

How It Works

SwampButt Underwear Made in the USA garments are made from 83% polyester and 17% Spandex. The leg openings and waist bands are larger and more forgiving than the original offering the company made. “More Spandex means more stretchier,” Heraldson pointed out. The fabric is also made to prevent odors accompanied by the overheated butt-crack.

Bad-odors tend to get into fabrics and stay there. No amount of washing, scrubbing or beating underpants on rocks will remove the stench born of butt sweat and worse. To combat the presence of this bouquet of stink, the new SwampButt Performance Made in the USA garments are also made with ‘Microblok’ technology to prevent stinky drawers, or from the latin; ubi foetidum.
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MicroBlok inhibits the growth of bacteria on treated surfaces of products, greatly reducing stains, odors, and product deterioration. According to the people who make it, ‘the MicroBlok product line inhibits the growth of bacteria, fungi, molds, yeasts and other microbes on treated surfaces of products, greatly reducing stains, odors and product deterioration. MicroBlok has undergone rigorous laboratory testing. These tests measure the inhibition of bacteria, fungi, molds and other microbes on the tested plastic substrates. It’s an ideal inhibitor for use in products subject to high humidity such as those intended for kitchen and bath environments as well as outdoor uses including furniture, decking and yes underwear. Additional product uses include sponges, bath mats, wire and cable insulation, plastic gloves, scrub brushes and footwear.’ “if there is a warmer or more humid place than a fat guys’ butt crack, I don’t want to know about it,” Heraldson declared.

About SwampButt Underwear

SwampButt Underwear is a real company that makes products that help solve a real problem.SwampButt Underwear™ is trademarked in the U.S. and foreign countries. 

I received complimentary product.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Sundae Flavored Coffee Giveaway

Sundae Flavored Coffee Giveaway ~ Ends 7/15 @tworiversco #MySillyLittleGang

Welcome to the Sundae Flavored Coffee Giveaway!

Sponsored By:

Two Rivers Coffee Co.

Hosted By:

My Silly Little Gang

1 Lucky Winner Will receive a 48 Coffee Pods Count Box of Sundae ice cream flavored coffee!

Giveaway Dates: 06/24/19 12:00 AM EST and runs until 07/15/19 at 11:59 PM EST

Entrants must be 18+ years of age, and residents of the US to enter. 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 to win. This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This giveaway will end at 11:59 PM (EST) on 07/15/2019. 
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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

2019-20 Academic Planners You Have To SEE Time In Order To Manage It and Accessories

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From the Brand:

We are not “just” a planner company. We are a global, virtual company with over 50,000 members (mostly parents) who come to our website for products and programs, workshops, and webinars that help THEM help their students gain the skills they need to be successful in learning and in life. Although we skew towards those with ADHD and LD, we serve ALL ABLE LEARNERS with our products and programs.  How to teach my child good time management skills is a great thing.


Leslie Josel, founder of Order Out of Chaos, is a big deal in the in the time management and parenting world. She’s ranked #15 in the world as a time management expert. She travels the world speaking on topics facing parents and their students today. She is in the process of writing her third book, writes a weekly column called Dear Family Coach for ADDitude Magazine (the premier magazine for those with ADHD and LD), and she’s one of Family Circle Magazine parenting experts and write articles for them as well. All of this exposure helps to build the Order out of Chaos brand. Trust us when we say people trust Leslie.


We NEVER say we are in the planner business but instead we are in the student business. We are Products Designed with Students in Mind and that is what sets us apart. We are not just another planner company that puts a pretty cover on a planner and says this is for students. Every design element in our planners has been put to the test by students. Designed WITH STUDENTS, FOR STUDENTS.


We have a fabulous two-minute explainer video that shows Leslie and her son arguing over homework. It hits ALL the pain points. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=-BktRZxNj7E


When people purchase a planner, they are NOT just buying a planner, but they also get access to a FREE Planner Productivity Workbook filled with worksheets like — planner pointers, project planning guides, homework helpers, etc. — that supports the student and their use of the planner.

“You Have to Be Able to SEE Time in Order to Learn How to Manage it.” And our planners do just that.


Our planners are not cluttered or busy. No filler or fluff. No word of the day. They do what they say they do. Plan time. Best academic planner for students.

PLANNER20 for 20% off our planners sold here: https://products.orderoochaos.com/  Please note that the PLANNER20 deal code is a one-time-only code good on any purchase of JUST planners.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/orderoutofchaos

Twitter: https://twitter.com/orderoochaos

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/order.out.of.chaos/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/orderoochaos/

I received complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review-  A great tool for teachers  or anyone with a super busy life if you are willing to spend the extra money.  I see a basis academic planner with a pack of stickers and a ruler, but that is just my impression because to others it can be a real time saver.  In a world of digital time management apps, this is a hard copy that can easily be referenced.  


Boots in the Office by Fred Stawitz Review

Boots in the Office: Your Workplace Survival Manual
by Fred Stawitz
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Boots in the Office speaks to the many veterans who following their proud and valiant service to their country may be challenged with transitioning from military service to the corporate sector. This book takes the military approach of quickly assessing your environment, determining the resources at your disposal, and formulating a plan for mission success.

In the workplace, this means quickly figuring out the dynamics and key players in the work environment; determining the skills, network, and other resources you need to do that job which may include insulating yourself from the negative impacts of office politics; and creating a plan for success.

Penned from a worker's perspective by an award-winning author/educator and experienced corporate training manager with contributions from a veteran job recruiter, Boots in the Office explains key factors that shape workplace dynamics and provides a comprehensive set of tools that people in all lines of work and at all levels can employ to reduce frustration and leverage more control over their professional lives.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- The book is going to be a huge resource for anyone getting back into the workforce especially right out of the military.  It is written with heart and can make a real impact if given to the right person. 

The Book of African Proverbs By Gerd De Ley Review

The Book Of African Proverbs
A Collection of Timeless Wisdom, Wit, Sayings & Advice
By Gerd De Ley
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The Book of African Proverbs collects over 1,500 of the best, most profound and illuminating proverbs from Africa, its nations and its people.

Back in the 19th century, Africa was often referred to as "the Dark Continent" in the sense that Africa's culture and people were largely mysterious and unknown to Europeans. Even today with all the information we have at our disposal, Africa is still viewed by many as a monolithic entity instead of a great continent with a myriad of diverse nations, cultures, and inhabitants. The Book of African Proverbs seek to illuminate these different cultures by highlighting the wisdom, humor, and character of people from all over Africa. The insights within The Book of African Proverbs are simultaneously unique and universal making it a wonderful starter collection for anyone interested in Africa's rich culture.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  A great collection of deep thinking and knowledge.  Any older age that can understand and read them will enjoy this book.  If you are reading to younger children you can also use this as a discussion book.

Business Cards and Shoe Leather by Larry Vaughn Review

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Larry Vaughn, a dyslexic, built his career in commercial print on the principle that business thrives on cooperation, ethics, and mentoring, not competition. In his memoir, Business Cards and Shoe Leather, Vaughn details how this mindset helped him found two premier, international business cooperatives: DSCOOP and thINK.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  A really interesting read and a look into a life that changed so many others.  If you struggle with dyslexia this is going to be an inspiration.  It is a story of struggle but passion that will inspire any age. 

Monday, June 24, 2019

Expecting Sunshine Virtual Book Tour


Expecting Sunshine
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: She Writes Press; 1st edition (April 18, 2017), 2nd edition (May 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1631521748
ISBN-13: 978-1631521744
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches

After her son, Zachary, dies in her arms at birth, visual artist and author Alexis Marie Chute disappears into her “Year of Distraction.” She cannot paint or write or tap into the heart of who she used to be—too caught up in mourning not only for Zachary but also for the future they might have had together. It is only when Chute learns she is pregnant again that she sets out to find healing and rediscover her identity—just in time, she hopes, to welcome her next child.

In the forty weeks of her pregnancy, Chute grapples with her strained marriage, shaken faith, and medical diagnosis, with profound results. Glowing with riveting and gorgeous prose, Expecting Sunshine chronicles the anticipation and anxiety of expecting a baby while still grieving for the child that came before—enveloping readers with insightful observations on grief and healing, life and death, and the incredible power of a mother’s love.

Cassandra's Review-  You must be prepared to hear of complete sadness and a story that will rip into your heart.  I was so mixed with emotion and could only feel a heavy lump in my throat while reading most of this book, however the outcome is more positive and humbling. 



Below the Moon
Series: 8th Island Trilogy (Book 2)
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: SparkPress (October 15, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1684630045
ISBN-13: 978-1684630042
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 inches

Below the Moon (Book 2) coming October 2019

Ella Wellsley is not your typical teenager. Cancer left her mute, but not powerless. Trapped in a parallel dimension, Ella rallies her strength to join her family—her mother, Tessa, her grandpa Archie, and her magical boyfriend—in locating the cure to her illness. This cure is entangled in the fate of all worlds, and threatened by the presence of an evil Star anchored in the sea. The Star has thrown life everywhere into chaos—and it is Ella who holds the key to unlocking its mystery.  Caught in a web of betrayal, mistaken identities, secrets, and love triangles, Ella, Tessa, and Archie must overcome their troubled pasts to ensure a future for all worlds. On this journey—armed with unearthly abilities and unexpected allies—each member of the Wellsley family will learn the power of love in the face of their greatest fears.

Cassandra's Review-  I would say that this book is not like any other out there and the imagination is almost completely real.  A great read for passing time and the chapters flew by. 

I received complimentary copies.



Saturday, June 22, 2019

Make Your Own Scratch Games by Anna Anthropy Review

Make Your Own Scratch Games!
by Anna Anthropy

Learn to make interactive games with Scratch—the beginner-friendly, block-based programming language from the MIT Media Lab! Anna Anthropy, game designer extraordinaire, will show you how to do everything from building a game map to creating animations and debugging the end product. Take a peek inside the history of video game design, learn programming basics, and turn your ideas into creative games that you can play and share with your friends.

Learn how to:

Draw characters like a hungry, leaf-eating bug
Animate characters—make them walk, jump, climb, and fall!
Create objects for your player to collect and obstacles to avoid
Design multiple levels to create a cave exploring platform game
Create sound effects and music for your games
Share your games online and use player feedback to improve your games
Isn’t it time to Make Your Own Scratch Games? The world is waiting!

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Author Bio
Anna Anthropy is a video game creator and game historian. She is the author of Rise of the Videogame Zinesters, a guide to game design that encourages aspiring developers from all backgrounds to create games and contribute their unique voice to the video game industry. Her most recent book, ZZT, explores a shareware game from the ’90s and its lasting impact on developers everywhere.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-   A great way for any age to learn.  The book has step by step along with images and straightforward instruction so that I would be able to read and go along with it to actually be doing hands on creating.  It helps me teach my kids how to learn more and that is always a powerful gift. 

Eye to Eye By Julie K. Rubini Review

Eye to Eye 
Sports Journalist Christine Brennan
By Julie K. Rubini
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Christine Brennan, the USA Today sports columnist, author, and commentator, uses her voice to advocate for diversity and equality in the world of sports, and her wisdom to encourage future journalists. Her passion for sports was sparked by her dad, who encouraged her to participate in athletics and, as he said, “smell the game”—go watch baseball and football games together.

As a child, Christine wrote daily entries in her diary and listened to play-by-play coverage on her radio. She pursued this love of words through journalism school and applied her passion for sports by reporting on them for various newspapers. Since then, she has portrayed the setbacks and triumphs of athletes, all the while fighting her own battles for success—and respect—as a female journalist.

From knocking down barriers in NFL locker rooms to covering every Olympics since 1984 to being the go-to commentator whenever scandal occurs in the sports world, Christine Brennan has done it all. Eye to Eye invites young readers to learn more about this remarkable journalist and perhaps to nurture their own dreams of investigating and telling important stories.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  The book is a little bit of a loinger read, it is a biography and can help teach young readers all about Christine Brennan.  If you have an interest in this particular woman and the journey she went through, this is going to be a really detailed read.

Breathe By R. Keith McAfee, JR., MD Review



Drawing from his experiences as a family practice physician for the past 30 years, Dr. McAfee provides true and captivating stories from his career in medicine. Ranging from humorous to heart-rending, these narratives offer brief glimpses into the lives of Dr. McAfee's patients, with practical lessons regarding prayer woven into each account. Intellectual study of the subject of prayer, valuable as that is, typically does not move our hearts to deeper prayer in the same way that stories do. For Christians young and old who wish to live a life of enriched prayer-knowing God's presence as well as His precepts-these stories help provide the tangible means to achieve that goal.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  The author gives a very spiritual side of prayer and shows the world that he very much believes in how much power it holds.  The book will be a discussion read for sure and I would recommend it to faith based lovers of God. 

LIVING WITH LIFE by Mr Jason Pinchoff Review


Living With Life

A Poetic Autobiography: that takes place during  Jason Pinchoff's first 18ish years... When most would have called it quits, Jason fought back. His beginnings are unfathomable, but they are all reality! Journey with him through loss of his whole family, drugs, suicidal thoughts and hustlin' - street rules over classroom rules! - an unstoppable motivational life -

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review: The pain and beauty of this author is clear in the words that are chosen to divulge such a open pain.  I feel the moods and moments and I hear the voice of this author with a connection that is powerful through the chapters.

Have We Met? By Gillian Harris Review


This is a case of Soul Recognition and it is based on a true story!
In August 2018, the author added a post to her Facebook page: "A friend of mine died 1983-ish.
He was born again in 1991. I met him again in 2016! " Readers wanted to know several things:
1. HOW did she recognize this person?
2. How did the person react to this news?
3. How can others also recognize their reincarnated loved ones.

In these pages, Gillian covers all of those points and does so bravely. In order to be effective and share as authentically as possible, she steps into many vulnerable places.

Metaphysical consultant Gillian Harris, steps leaves no stone unturned as she reveals the full story of how it is she remembers this soul. She calls it an "Romantic Drama/Suspense Action Thriller "! She writes it as it unfolds over a five month period. Because she's a medium, much of what's being revealed is news to her, as well until it is shared from the Spirit World. Is it maybe just...wishful thinking that she's recongized this reincarnated loved one? She eventually gets several visits from and has long talks with someone from across the veil who claims to have inspired this entire adventure. Gillian has no way of knowing this person was deceased. In fact, had no reason to think about this person until they surprisingly presented themselves. It was verified that this person had crossed over and the motivation for her actions from the spirit world became vibrantly clear. and beyond logical. In fact this part becomes the bitter sweet tear jerker part of the story until... Until the unthinkable happens.

There is a strong, consistent undercurrent in the author's message: Be kind to your neighbor but with much deeper reasons as to WHY than ever before!

FROM THE BOOK:
"You know what they say about 6 degrees of separation?! Well, when you add the multi-dimensional element, it's probably more like 2 degrees of separation! I'm reminded by this turn of events that the truth is, if we actually had access to all the reincarnation history of everyone around us presently, there would be a lot of deep and profound relationships like what I described ... we've all got deep history we don't remember with present day associates as well as with people we don't even notice this lifetime!!!!"

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  A book of a different sort that had me thinking outside of my mindset.  It is a supposedly true story that will really get you thinking about the possibility of reincarnation.  And there is no way to check the validity  of the whole thing so it is just as real as any other faith based thoughts.  In the end I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to feel like more could be there.   

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Happy Release Day to One of the Girls $25 Giveaway


One of the Girls by Robin Daniels

FROM ENDZONE TO FRIENDZONE…

Senior Nick Moody is the second string quarterback on Roosevelt High School’s championship football team. He’s crushed on Mia for years, but she doesn’t know he exists. It’s time to come off the bench and into the game. Nick refuses to graduate without getting the girl or the glory.

Mia Ashlock is the remarkably kind cheer captain. She’s a yes girl, and her penchant for people pleasing always leads to bad relationships. After being humiliated in a very public dumping, her teammates decide to break her bad habit with a ban on boyfriends.

When Nick sees a poster, advertising cheer tryouts, he has a crazy idea: quit football and become a cheerleader. It’s perfect! He can get close to Mia and steal the spotlight, using his true and hidden talent—gymnastics. Nick and Mia have instant chemistry, but it does him little good. If Mia’s zero dating rule weren’t bad enough, the team treats him less like boyfriend material and more like one of the girls. Breaching the friend zone will be much harder than he thought.

Content: This book contains kissing along with limited/mild swearing and minimal innuendo/crude humor. No explicit language or references to sex.

$25 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal Cash

Ends 7/8/19

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. This giveaway was organized by Kathy from Clean Wholesome Romance and is sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. The prize will be delivered from the author via Email.


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I received complimentary product.


The Wedding Crasher 2 $15 Amazon GC GIVEAWAY

The Wedding Crasher

by Nikki Stern

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on Tour June 1-30, 2019


Synopsis:

A brunette in a bridal gown turns up in Pickett County, Tennessee, throat slit and ring finger missing. She’s the latest victim of the Wedding Crasher, a serial killer who murders women just weeks before their weddings.

Samantha Tate is Picket County’s yoga-loving, poker-playing new sheriff, a former Nashville homicide detective who struggles with her inner demons. To catch the meticulous murderer, Sam will have to follow her instincts and ignore her worst impulses. Can she stop the Wedding Crasher before another bride-to-be dies?

Book Details:

Genre: Mystery
Published by: Ruthenia Press
Publication Date: May 8, 2019
Number of Pages: 340
ISBN: 978-0-9995487-3-8
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads

Read an excerpt:

The dead woman lay in the clearing like a macabre version of Sleeping Beauty. She was dressed in a long-sleeved, high-necked ivory gown, set off by luminescent pearl drop earrings and a matching necklace that almost hid the dried blood around her throat. Her head rested on a satin pillow, her silky walnut hair spread behind her like a fan. The right hand held a bouquet of wilted flowers and rested on her chest underneath the left, absent the fourth finger. The ring finger.
Sheriff Sam Tate stood to one side of the grim tableau, arms folded, and took it all in: the victim; the tall white-haired man who knelt by the body; the deputy who walked the scene in throwaway boots, snapping pictures; the pale young man in running gear sitting on a rock, head almost to his knees; the uniformed officer who squatted beside him.
Sam had dressed in her standard uniform of pressed black slacks and a spotless white shirt. A shaft of early-morning sun bounced off the polished badge at her left breast pocket. On her right wrist, she wore a utilitarian watch. Three small studs twinkled along one earlobe, her single visible concession to a rebellious streak. She’d pulled her unruly dark locks into a tight braid. Ray-Bans shielded her green eyes, though not the line that formed between her brows.
One of the victim’s low-heeled white pumps had dropped off to reveal a slim ankle in hosiery. Stockings, not pantyhose, held up by an old-fashioned garter. Sam didn’t need to look.
He’s back, she thought, adding a curse for good measure.
***
Excerpt from The Wedding Crasher by Nikki Stern. Copyright 2019 by Nikki Stern. Reproduced with permission from Nikki Stern. All rights reserved.



Author Bio:

Nikki Stern
Nikki Stern is the author of the inspirational HOPE IN SMALL DOSES, a 2015 Eric Hoffer Montaigne Medal finalist, and the thriller THE FORMER ASSASSIN, a 2018 Kindle Book Review category finalist. Her essays are included in three anthologies and she co-authored the interactive CafĂ© Noir murder mystery series, published by Samuel French. Eight of her short stories have been published in various online journals and she was a Mark Twain Royal Nonesuch finalist for her short story “Long Away and Far Ago.” Nikki is a member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America.

Catch Up With Nikki Stern On:
nikkistern. com, Goodreads, BookBub, Twitter, & Facebook!

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I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's review-  I think this is the perfect stay up late night read as it offers you a great flow, with a mystery that you do not predict.  It has enough story to really keep you connected and there are so many things going on that you have to keep reading to get it all together.  The characters are detailed and come out onto your mind while you can easily become absorbed in the book.


Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Susannah B. Girl Gone Wilder available June 21, 2019


The new album is a tribute to composer, Alec Wilder. The album is a departure from pop music, which Susannah B is known for. Susannah is excited to reintroduce and reinterpret the music of famed jazz composer Alec Wilder. With a swinging retro-pop vibe, Susannah has modernized classics.
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Susannah is a singer, songwriter, mom and child advocate. Through her work with the non-profit foundation, Kidsave, Susannah adopted a teenage daughter in February of 2019.

The organization connects children and older kids with short-term foster families who they hope will adopt them for life. A portion of the sales of Susannah’s new album will be donated to Kidsave.

I received complimentary product. 

Check out Susannah’s website, where you can listen to her new singles.

The full album will be available via Apple Music, Spotify and CDBaby on June 21, 2019.

Knightmare Arcanist $25 Amazon/BN gift card GIVEAWAY


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. The author will award a $25 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner.

Magic. Sailing. A murderer among heroes.

Gravedigger Volke Savan wants nothing more than to be like his hero, the legendary magical swashbuckler, Gregory Ruma. First he needs to become an arcanist, someone capable of wielding magic, which requires bonding with a mythical creature. And he’ll take anything—a pegasus, a griffin, a ravenous hydra—maybe even a leviathan, like Ruma.

So when Volke stumbles across a knightmare, a creature made of shadow and terror, he has no reservations. But the knightmare knows a terrible secret: Ruma is a murderer out to spread corrupted magic throughout their island nation. He’s already killed a population of phoenixes and he intends to kill even more.

In order to protect his home, his adopted sister, and the girl he admires from afar, Volke will need to confront his hero, the Master Arcanist Gregory Ruma.

A fast-paced flintlock fantasy for those who enjoy How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell, Unsouled (Cradle Series) by Will Wight, and Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan.

About the Author:Shami Stovall relies on her BA in History and Juris Doctorate to make her living as an author and history professor in the central valley of California. She writes in a wide range of fiction, from crime thrillers to fantasy to science-fiction. Stovall loves reading, playing video games, entertaining others with stories, and writing about herself in the third person.
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Monday, June 17, 2019

Zulily Thrill Fest Starts Tomorrow deals up to 78% off .@zulily



Why wait for Black Friday when you can get better deals on your favorite finds during Zulily Thrill Fest? and during Zulily Thrill Fest, the deals just keep getting better! E-tailer Zulily launches a new store every day featuring thousands of products at brag-worthy prices, but during the second annual Zulily Thrill Fest, we’re amping it up so you’ll l find amazing deals for yourself, your family, your home up to 78% off from June 18 – 20, across a variety of categories:

• Kitchen – up to 60% off

• Toys – up to 56% off

• Women’s – up to 78% off

• Home – up to 70% off

• Men’s – up to 77% off

• Baby Gear – up to 60% off

Including fun finds from some of your favorite brands including: KitchenAid, NYDJ, Crayola, Ergobaby and more.


The fun doesn’t stop there, thrill-seekers will have the opportunity to shop:

• Dash for the Thrills: Unbelievable offers only available for a few short hours (including some items for only 99 cents!)

• 24-Hour Thrills: “Say what?!” steals available for that day only

• Social Exclusive Deals: For-the-thrill-of-it items only available to Zulily social media fans


Shoppers will also have the opportunity to win prizes through an App-Only Sweepstakes – new this year - where they could win a $5,000 Zulily shopping spree or Cuisinart 18-Bottle Compressor Wine Cellar, valued at $1,170.

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Saving Money this Summer Brice Capital

Saving Money this Summer Brice Capital 


When the weather's hot and the kids are bored, how do you save money in the summer?

1. Do you like outdoors? How about spending the day at a local park, some even have pools. You do not have to spend a lot of money and the kids can have a ton of fun. You can even bring treats and sporting equipment from home or pack up bikes and go on the trials. If you can not afford to drive to a park or have one close enough to walk to, consider making time to play outside in your own yard.

2. Inside fun like crafting and painting or even reading with the kids can be a real treat depending on their ages. You can break out an old board game. Anything even the smallest gesture like organizing the closest with the kids shows them that you care and want to be with them. It makes a lot of difference when you're doing things together.


3. Consider powering down and getting more in life time with the family. When everyone is powering up electronics and tv in every room or radios, video games etc. It can get really costly not to mention it keeps everyone distant, so you would be benefiting greatly from a good power down.


4. You can even make a little money if you host a family yard sale and including a lemonade stand. It shows the kids that summer is not just about playing around and teaches them the value of hard work. The best part is getting a jar and teaching them that you can save all the extra money for next years summer fun.


5. Going for a day at the library can be a real treat because some even host local events and craft shops. My local library hosts a book reading challenge depending on the kids age and at the end of the year they have a huge pizza party at the park, plus they hand out amazing prizes, the best part it is all free. All during the year there is always something free going on there. They also have a puzzle exchange where you can take or leave some and my kids happen to love doing jigsaw puzzles.


6. If you have to work perhaps consider packing a lunch instead of buying take out, because it will save money and even if you go out for the day to the store or with the kids somewhere, consider packing a lunch or dinner. When you teach the kids that fast food is costly and often bad for you as well, it is a win to save the extra money while still getting a good meal on the go.


No matter what you choose to do plan as much as possible and make lists so that you have everything you need to save money before leaving the house. During the year consider putting away a few dollars for the upcoming summer months and get ready to have a blast with the kids while staying on a budget.

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Swann's Down $20 Amazon GC Giveaway

 Swann's Down

by Charles Salzberg

on Tour May 1 - June 30, 2019

Swann's Down by Charles Salzberg
Book Details:
Genre: Detective/Noir/Mystery

Published by: Down & Out Books

Publication Date: May 14, 2019

Number of Pages: 300

ISBN: 978-1-64396011-1

Series:Henry Swann

Purchase Links: Amazon | BN.com | Goodreads

Synopsis:

When Henry Swann is asked by his quirky partner, Goldblatt, to find a missing psychic who's swindled his ex-wife out of a small fortune, he just can't say no. Although he doesn't actually expect to get paid, he figures it might give him a chance to finally learn more about his partner's mysterious past. His search takes him into the controversial, arcane world of psychics, fortune tellers, and charlatans, while raising questions in his own mind about whether or not there is an after-life.


While working his partner's case, he's approached by a former employer, attorney Paul Rudder, to track down a missing witness who might be able to provide an alibi for his client, Nicky Diamond, a notorious mob hitman who's scheduled to go on trial for murder he claims he didn't commit in a week. Swann's search for the missing witness, who happens to be the defendant's girlfriend, takes him from Brooklyn to a small beach town across the Bay from Mobile, Ala. But what does she really know and will she even come back with him to testify for her boyfriend?

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  A well written adventure filled with imagination. I was very happy to spend time reading this smoother flowing story.


Author Bio:
Charles Salzberg
Charles Salzberg is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in New York magazine, Esquire, GQ, Redbook, The New York Times Book Review and other periodicals. He has written over 20 non-fiction books, including From Set Shot to Slam Dunk, an oral history of the NBA, and Soupy Sez: My Zany Life and Times. He is author of the Shamus Award nominated Swann’s Last Song, Swann Dives In, Swann’s Lake of Despair, nominated for two Silver Falchions, Swanns Way Out, Devil in the Hole, named one of the best crime novels of the year by Suspense magazine. He was a Visiting Professor of Magazine at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and he teaches writing the New York Writers Workshop where he is a Founding Member. He is a member of the MWA-NY Board.

Catch Up With Charles Salzberg On:
Charlessalzberg.com, Goodreads, Twitter, & Facebook!

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Sunday, June 16, 2019

$20 Etsy Shop credit to the Drawing Board Shop GIVEAWAY

Sponsored By: Drawing Board Shop

Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

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A $20 Etsy Shop credit to the Drawing Board Shop!  Hand-painted and beautifully crafted cards! International Yoga Day is June 21st! 


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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Your Universe Holistic Life and Health By Lita Fridolin Review



“Your Universe: Holistic Life and Health”

By Lita Fridolin

ISBN: 978-1-9822-2005-1 (hardcover); 978-1-9822-2003-7 (softcover); 978-1-9822-2004-4 (e-book)

Available through Balboa Press, Barnes & Noble and Amazon

About the Book

You are the center of the story in Your Universe.

Lita Elisabeth Fridolin explores the importance of an individual’s surroundings, from their relationships, and their home to their workplace and where they choose to spend their free time.

She focuses on nine life areas, self-knowledge, relationships, cycles of time, and balancing feelings— examining what works and what you may need to adjust.

For your home, she urges you to discover whether you get support from your immediate surroundings— and she reveals steps that can make it a more nourishing place to live.

From there, she examines workspaces, analyzing four important areas and what influences you during your workday. This time is critical as influences at work can follow you home, including when you’re sleeping.

Lastly, she examines attitude and how it can impact your situation as a whole.

Get practical tips on taking responsibility for your life and navigating its ups and downs, happy and unhappy moments, and turns and changes along the way.

Cover Graphics/Art Credit: Irene Larsen

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- A good book for harmony and to learn from.  It may not go with everyone's beliefs, but it can help to relax your mind while offering a new way of doing so.  


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

NatureZway

No responsible parent wants to expose his or her children (not to mention other family members, guests or animal companions) to unhealthy toxins, yet most of us routinely use kitchen, bathroom and pet cleaning products that are laden with chemicals. The reasons are simple: most consumers don't really give much thought to what goes into the paper towels, bath tissues, sponges, floor cleaners, kitchen brushes or pet brushes they buy, and to make matters worse, most people also assume that the more environmentally-friendly alternative products out there must somehow be less powerful or effective.
NatureZway Bath Tissue, Bamboo, 2-Ply - 6 rolls

Determined to help consumers make a clean break from conventional home and pet cleaning products, entrepreneur Sean Solouki three years ago created a new brand called NatureZway 
(Sold on Amazon), which today offers a line of sponges, bath tissues, kitchen brushes, floor wipes and much more (including products specifically for pets) made from bamboo (not a variety that pandas eat!) - including rolls of "paper" towels so strong and absorbent, you could hand-wash each sheet 100 times.

I received complimentary product. 

An Eye for a Lie 2 $20 Amazon Gift Code GIVEAWAY

An Eye for a Lie

by Cy Wyss

45877415

on Tour May 27 - July 27, 2019

Synopsis:


Lukas Richter is a San Francisco police detective with a cybernetic eye and heightened senses. He can detect the same autonomous responses as a polygraph machine, so he has a leg up in determining guilt.

In An Eye for a Lie, his first full-length novel, Richter is accused of murder and the evidence seems incontrovertible, including a bullet that was somehow fired from his gun when he claims he was nowhere near the crime scene. In the background, San Francisco is aflame over Richter's shooting of an unarmed Asian man, an incident some are calling "the Asian Ferguson."

Can Inspector Richter convince a plucky and suspicious FBI agent of his innocence in the face of overwhelming accusations and public persecution?

Book Details:

Genre: Mystery
Published by: Nighttime Dog Press, LLC
Publication Date: May 27, 2019
Number of Pages: 258
ISBN: 978-0-9965465-3-9
Purchase Links: Amazon | Goodreads

Author Bio:

Cy Wyss


Cy Wyss is a writer based in Indianapolis, Indiana. She has a Ph.D. in computer science and her day job involves wrangling and analyzing genetic data. Cy is the author of three full-length novels as well as a collection of short stories and the owner and chief editor of Nighttime Dog Press, LLC.
Before studying computer science, Cy obtained her undergraduate degree in mathematics and English literature as well as masters-level degrees in philosophy and artificial intelligence. She studied overseas for three years in the UK, although she never managed to develop a British accent.
Cy currently resides in Indianapolis with her husband, daughter, and two obstreperous but lovable felines. In addition to writing, she enjoys reading, cooking, and walking 5k races to benefit charity.

Catch Up With Cy Wyss On:
cywyss. com, Goodreads, BookBub, Twitter, & Facebook!

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I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  Mixing technology and mystery within the chapters of this slower flowing read while adding just enough story to keep you reading.   I think that the main character has a lot of very thought out qualitites.  I would recommend this book for a lazy Saturday read. 


Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Boudreaux’s Butt Paste with Natural Aloe .@buttpaste

 Boudreaux’s Butt Paste is saying “Aloe” to Summer with the launch of its new Boudreaux’s Butt Paste with Natural Aloe! When tough diaper rash appears this summer, grab Boudreaux’s Butt Paste With Natural Aloe - a solution with plant-based ingredients for kicking rash fast.

More information on how you can say “Aloe” to summer below:

o   Comprised of over 75% plant-based ingredients to help keep baby’s booty relieved of diaper rash

o   16% Zinc Oxide – helps treat diaper rash by creating a barrier to seal out wetness

o   Plant-Based Ingredients: Natural Aloe, Natural Carnauba Wax and Castor Seed Oil

o   Available in a 4 oz. tube

o   Suggested Retail: $7.99

·         Available at Target, Walmart and Amazon

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Heart of Fire by Lesia Stockall Cartelli Review .@AngelFacesInc

Heart of Fire: An Intimate Journey of Pain, Love, and Healing
by Lesia Stockall Cartelli
37797398
What happens when a young girl is playing hide-and-seek with her cousin and her special hiding place suddenly turns into an exploding inferno? Nine-year-old Lesia Cartelli lived through the total demolition of her grandparents home that resulted in burns covering 50 percent of her body and face.
You will discover her scars are her gift as you learn quickly that Lesia Cartelli attracts people to her heart. Heart of Fire takes you on a roller coaster ride.

Heart of Fire will inspire anyone dealing with physical or emotional pain to face their fears to move forward in healing.

Angel Faces Inc is providing retreats and support for girls and young women with disfiguring injuries
For more information, please visit: www.angelfaces.com

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's  Review-  A story we can all share and learn from that builds the heart while giving an emotional spin.  I would recommend this to anyone that wants to be humbled.  The author brings you into her life and shows you through her words what it feels like to be different, but still beautiful. 

Monday, June 10, 2019

Don't Drink the Pink by B.C.R. Fegan Review .@TaleBlade .@bcrfegan

Don't Drink the Pink
by B.C.R. Fegan
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Follow the special relationship between Madeline and her Grandfather as they both grow and share in the most magical birthday experiences. Filled with secrets to uncover and brimming with imagination, Don't Drink the Pink explores a number of basic concepts including colors, numbers and the reality of growing older.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  Oh my heart was so sad as this book was not at all happy, but in the end it might help kids deal with grief or atleast discuss it,  Even now I am in tears and could barely get through the last few pages.  So beware of the sadness that lingers in this read and enjoy the rhyming and suspense that it leads. 

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PEREG Natural Foods Gluten Free Flours

PEREG Natural Foods (www.pereg-gourmet.com) offers a line of gluten-free flours providing consumers with more and better cooking and baking options. The line of flours consists of eight varieties including: almond, banana, buckwheat, chickpea, quinoa, teff, plantain and coconut. All are certified gluten-free and non-GMO, all are 100% natural, non-dairy and certified kosher. Pereg is proud of these healthful alternatives to white flour. They are packaged in 16 oz. re-sealable stay-fresh bags, retailing for about $4.99.
Gluten Free Flour Combo, 6-Pack

Pereg President Gil Schneider notes, “According to industry statistics, sales of gluten-free products will exceed fifteen billion dollars this year, double the amount of 2011. Pereg is pleased to introduce an extended choice of gluten-free and ancient grain flour types, which offer health-conscious consumers more variety for delicious cooking and baking.”


Baking with Gluten-Free Flours

It takes a little more work to get a recipe just right when it comes to baking gluten-free, but the payoff is always satisfying. Once you have a good base recipe, experiment a bit and make it your own. Since each gluten-free flour type offers its own unique flavor and baking properties, Pereg offers a guide to using these flours in your best and most flavorful culinary creations.


Teff Gluten-Free Flour -Teff has been widely unavailable to the rest of the world until recently. It is best known as the basis for injera, the spongy, tangy flat bread found in place of forks and spoons at every Ethiopian meal. First cultivated some 6,000 years ago, this tiny Ethiopian grain – about the size of a poppy seed -- is thought to be one of the earliest domesticated plants known to man. It remains a staple of the East African diet to this day. Valued for its long shelf life, it offers a wealth of nutritional benefits including protein, fiber, calcium, iron, and other essential minerals. Teff’s nutty, almost malty flavor lend an earthy surprise to baked goods, particularly those containing chocolate and brown sugar. Try using it in quick breads, muffins, scones, or chocolate chip cookies. Teff’s fine texture also makes an ideal pairing with buckwheat flour – think waffles, pancakes, crepes. When blending teff with other flours, the secret is to measure by weight, not by volume. Use about 25% less regular flour and replace with the equivalent weight of teff.


Plantain Gluten-Free Flour- Flour made from dried green plantains has been key to Caribbean, West African, and South American cuisine for over a century. The plantain is a delicious source of nutrients, delivering vitamins A and C, fiber, folates, and more potassium than its cousin, the banana. Its indigestible, high-resistant starch content is thought to be beneficial to gut health, possibly reducing the risk of digestive disorders. You can generally substitute plantain flour for regular flour in grain-free recipes. Use about three-quarters as much as you’d use for regular flour and add a bit of extra water or liquid. Also, keep in mind that plantain flour has a somewhat bitter flavor as it’s made from raw green plantains. You’ll want to taste as you go and correct for sweetness. Let your imagination run wild with versatile, gluten-free plantain flour. Try some gooey brownies, bars, quick breads, cupcakes, and plantain pancakes or waffles

I received complimentary product.



Sunday, June 09, 2019

D.A.D.® 2 (Defense Alert Device) GIVEAWAY

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