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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Gifts for life

During the holiday season, Episcopal Relief & Development encourages friends and supporters to give a gift that will transform a life with Gifts For Life, an alternative giving catalog that offers tangible and meaningful ways to create lasting change in communities around the world.
Gifts for Life is a tangible way to bring the work of Episcopal Relief & Development to life,” said Betsy Deisroth, Vice President of Advancement for Episcopal Relief & Development. “We know that many churches and individuals look forward to participating each year and we hope you will join them, and us, this holiday season.”
The Gifts for Life program enables individuals and groups to empower transformation in communities worldwide through the purchase of gifts to support those communities. The catalog features a wide range of gift options from $15 to help parents nurture and nourish a child to $1,284 to provide a complete care package to empower a community.
The catalog also includes a new offering to help give children with special needs the  opportunity to participate meaningfully in the life of the community. Hearing aids, glasses and other assistive devices are life-changing to children with physical challenges. Additionally, disaster relief kits, drought-resistant seeds, vocational training and bicycles are just a few of the other gift options. 
This year, the Gifts For Life catalog is organized to align with the organization’s three key program priorities: helping communities promote the rights of Women; supporting and protecting Children so they reach appropriate health and developmental milestones; and working with families and communities to adapt to the effects of a rapidly changing Climate.
“Organizing the gifts by priority program areas allows supporters to see just how each gift contributes to Episcopal Relief & Development’s work to benefit Women, Children and Climate,” said Esther Cohen, Chief Operating Officer for Episcopal Relief & Development. ”With each order you can be a part of making lasting change for an individual or family, both now and for years to come.”  
Gifts for Life purchases are fully tax-deductible, and an excellent way to support the organization’s life-giving work and share that impact with family and friends. These items can be ordered online at episcopalrelief. org/ gifts, and donors can choose to send a customizable e-card or a beautiful printed card to tell the recipient about the life-changing gift made in their honor. Orders can also be made over the phone by calling 1.855.312.4325 or via mail through the instructions on the catalog or brochure. 
Additionally, supporters can download digital resources such as prayers, bulletin inserts, and an Advent calendar poster from the online Advent Toolkit to help dioceses, congregations or groups plan, construct and host an Advent campaign to support Gifts for Life.

Non paid I did not receive any compensation 

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Mizzen + Main For the Holidays

The Leeward dress shirt, one #1 selling performance dress shirt and the cornerstone product of Mizzen+Main. If you're trying to uptick the style and look of someone on your gift list, this is the ideal product to do so.
Ludlow - Solid Navy, featured product shot
 Mizzen+Main performance flannel shirts feature brushed fabric for an ultra-soft hand and body feel. Natural stretch build in the fibers help keep you cool while retaining body heat. Price: $125
Performance Vest
Lavelle Blazer - Navy Blue, featured product shot
 Mizzen+Main vests – available in charcoal or navy – feature an ultra-soft, superior comfort outer shell, an inside chest pocket, suede logo zipper pull and are wind resistant. The vests are machine washable, and can be worn casually or for layering. Price: $125

Leeward

Best known for its signature moisture-wicking, wrinkle-free dress shirts, Mizzen+Main has become the clothing option of choice among numerous athletes and men looking for more comfort in their business and business casual attire. The reason is simple: The shirts breathe. Stretch. Keep out moisture. They require no ironing, no dry cleaning, and can be cleaned in a washing machine. So, no sweating, no ironing and no dry-cleaning bill means the shirts are incredibly comfortable and not constricting. Price: $125-$145

I received  complimentary product.

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Saturday, October 26, 2019

Areola Re-pigmentation and Scar Relaxation Treatments for Breast Cancer Survivors

Many women are opting to choose 3D areola tattoo procedures after a mastectomy. Areola tattoos after a mastectomy give breast cancer survivors the option to have a realistic-looking nipple, though flat, without having to undergo another reconstructive surgery. Hyper-realistic tattoos give the survivor nipples that appear 3D through a similar process to microblading eyebrows. This process can be an important part of the healing process, a way to reclaim one’s control over one’s body.

To see sample services from a qualified artist check out: http://annaburnspermanentcosmetics.com/atlanta-permanent-cosmetics-restoration/areola-re-pigmentation

Areola tattoos and scar relaxation treatment procedures require advanced education, training, and experience. The treatments from these procedures help improve the appearance and self-esteem of both women and men who have undergone breast surgery. Scar Revision minimizes the appearance of surgical scars after a mastectomy or breast reconstruction. Areola Re-pigmentation can create a three dimensional appearance of an areola, or minimize the appearance of scars, or restore an areola to a more natural looking color and shape after breast reconstruction surgery.

The areola is part of the human breast in both women and men. It plays an important role in the aesthetic look of a breast. Patients feel the tattooing process helps them during the last part of their recovery to look complete and feel “whole” and “normal” again. It can complete the look of a breast after reconstruction.

Some women and men are able to have their nipples reconstructed. However, this isn’t always an option for all post-surgery breast cancer survivors. Some people are left without that option. This is when nipple and areola tattoos shine as a way to artistically express the “whole” breast.

Plastic surgeons, tattoo artists, and certified permanent cosmetics professionals are all able to provide areola tattoos. However, certified permanent cosmetics professionals can provide both 3D areola tattoos (similar to microblading) and scar relaxation treatments.  Talented artists can mimic depth and texture of a true nipple, including color and form. The act of getting an areola tattoo can feel empowering, regaining a sense of control of what is happening with one’s body. For as much trauma as survivors go through the simple act of restoring the image of a nipple can feed the healing process.

For artists, tattooing on survivors can be a way to support awareness and post-surgery health. It can be a rare and rewarding gift to the survivor and the artist.

“My passion is to help women and men who have undergone mastectomy and breast reconstruction to feel whole again.”
– Anna Burns, Atlanta area certified derma technician and certified permanent cosmetics professional

In honor of the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Anna Burns Permanent Cosmetics offers a limited number of free Areola Re-pigmentation and Scar Relaxation treatments to breast cancer survivors during the month of October every year.  This offer is intended for cancer survivors without insurance or the means to pay for 3D areola tattoo procedure.

For more information on the process of areola tattooing please reach out to a qualified artist in your area, a medical professional, or Anna Burns at Anna Burns Permanent Cosmetics.

This post is not sponsored. 

Steve Siebold Shares 8 tips to help parents teach their kids how money works

All parents want nothing but the best for their kids, and that includes growing up to be successful in life. But when it comes to money, many parents struggle terribly to teach their kids about it. The good news: even parents who haven’t been financially successful themselves can teach their kids everything they need to know about money including how misunderstood it is by the masses.


Steve Siebold is author of the new book “How Money Works: Stop Being a Sucker,” and is a self-made millionaire who has interviewed more than 1,300 of the world’s wealthiest people over the last 35 years. 


His 8 tips to help parents teach their kids how money works:



-        Teach your kids to dream big: The self-made rich are the biggest dreamers in the world, and parents encourage their kids to dream beyond what they think is possible. The truth is that not all their ideas are winners, but that doesn’t discourage them from thinking about it. Encourage you kids to dream about whatever it is that motivates, excites and drives them.



-        Teach your kids to build a healthy relationship with money: Unfortunately, most people see money through the eyes of fear and scarcity. The wealthy teach their kids to look at money as a positive force in their lives, and see it through the eyes of freedom, possibility, abundance and opportunity.



-        Teach your kids that wealth is nonlinear: School and most of what you learn is going to teach you to think in linear terms or in a straight line. 123. ABC. Unfortunately, the serious problems in society are rarely solved at this basic level of thought. Encourage your kids to look at things in as many different ways as possible, and in ways that other people never even consider. Teach them that linear thinking is the obvious. Nonlinear thinking is the nonobvious.  Linear thinking will make your kids a living. Nonlinear thinking will make them rich.



-        Teach your kids to maintain a sense of urgency: Teach your kids that with each passing year, time seems to accelerate, so they must operate with a sense of urgency. The masses procrastinate, stall and put-off fulfilling their commitments to the very last minute, which is often too late. Teach your kids it starts now by completing their class assignments, homework, chores, sports or music practice, and anything else they commit to in advance or at least on time.



-        Teach your kids to embrace conflict: Most people avoid conflict at all costs. They hate it. Teach your kids that constructive conflict can be a valuable learning mechanism. When smart people disagree on ideas, philosophies and strategies, new levels of understanding can be reached. Teach your kids to keep their emotions out of conflict and look at it through the eyes of logic and learning. If they do this, they’ll be able to use conflict to learn, grow, be more successful and make more money. Remember, conflict is inevitable, but combat is optional.



-        Teach your kids to fail forward: Teach your kids that success is usually built on a series of attempts and failures. Most of the world views failure as a death sentence. Instead of learning from the failure and moving forward, most people shrink back into their comfort zones and play it safe for the rest of their lives. Teach your kids that failure isn’t fun, but it is the required foundation of making it big. Making mistakes and the education they will give you is to be expected and embraced.



-        Teach your kids to take responsibility: Teach your kids they are responsible for their success, fulfillment and happiness. Most people like to blame everyone and everything but themselves for their struggles. It’s never their faults because they refuse to grow up and accept the fact that they are makers of their own destinies. Teach your kids not to wait for the hero on the white horse to come riding in to save them. They are the heroes and they are 100% responsible for saving themselves.



-        Teach your kids to cocoon themselves: Teach your kids to be selective over who gains access to their inner circle. The masses see this as an elitist action successful people take to isolate themselves from others because they think they’re better. That’s simply not true. Cocooning is about protecting your consciousness from the fear and scarcity mindsets that plagues the masses. Dr. Albert Einstein said, “Consciousness is contagious,” and he couldn’t be righter. Your kids will be the average of the five people they spend the most time with

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The Art for Joy’s Sake Journal by Kristy Rice

The Art for Joy’s Sake Journal: Watercolor Discovery and Releasing Your Creative Spirit (Artisan Series) October 28, 2019 by Kristy Rice
The Art for Joy's Sake Journal: Watercolor Discovery and Releasing Your Creative Spirit
These beautiful pages invite you to pick up your brush and grow. Kristy Rice's joy-focused approach to watercolor art has won the hearts of fans worldwide, and with this journal Rice offers ways for all levels of painters to make "art for joy's sake" and simultaneously paint a personal keepsake or add beauty to your inspiration wall.

Includes 9 illustrations ready to be watercolor on thick, textured paper, alongside full-color frameable reproductions of the same works painted by Kristy herself, demonstrating palette choices and brushwork. Enrich your art with "prompt" ideas to inspire your painting's growth; pages with no-stress exercises for techniques; inspirational artwork and quotations; and even a few recipes for nourishing your body along with your spirit! Each item in the Artisan series is designed to offer a specially crafted watercolor discovery glowing with Kristy Rice's creative touch. Also in the series: Watercolor Cards: Illustrations by Kristy Rice.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  Inspiration and calm in the most epic mix will de stress the negativity in the moments that sometimes life can throw at you up to several times a day.  The positive energy and  coloring pages will create a beatufil atmosphere of zen in the heart and soul.


The Complete Hummus Cookbook By CATHERINE GILL

THE COMPLETE HUMMUS COOKBOOK is the all-in-one guide to the many, many ways that hummus can improve your diet and enrich your life. With recipes for everything from appetizers to meals, to side dishes and desserts, it will have everyone falling in love with the delicious, nutritious, vegan-friendly and oh-so-versatile dish that is hummus. (978-1-57826-820-7, $20.00 paperback)
The Complete Hummus Cookbook by Catherine Gill
ABOUT THE COMPLETE HUMMUS COOKBOOK
Featuring over 100 delicious recipes, The Complete Hummus Cookbook is the perfect primer for anyone looking for easy to prepare, healthy food choices.

Protein-rich and vegan-friendly, hummus is one of the healthiest and most nutritious dishes that many people don’t talk more about. The Complete Hummus Cookbook changes that conversation.

With over 100 yummy recipes, this cookbook shows everyone that hummus is not only delicious, but also extremely versatile, low-cholesterol, protein-rich and healthy.

The Complete Hummus Cookbook also provides information on the perfect food to pair hummus with as well as how to make different kinds of hummus with chickpeas, black beans, lentils, edamame and green peas. Yum!

I received  a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's' Review- I like the style and font it is easy to read and very attractive. The recipes are easy to utilize and they seem cost effective. Overall and amazing read. 

Solemates the female founded consumer goods footwear solutions brand

Solemates, the female-founded consumer goods footwear solutions brand, is announcing a brand new collaboration with leading spin studio SoulCycle. Starting this month, Solemates’ all natural antibacterial Deodorizer will be used as the exclusive deodorizer at all SoulCycle studios globally to keep their rental shoes fresh and germ-free!

DEODORIZER: ALL NATURAL ANTI-BACTERIAL SPRAY
Regular price$20.00

The Deodorizer leverages natural compounds such as zinc ricinoleate, replacing commonly-used toxins found in other deodorizing products. The bottle is sourced using recycled materials and poured in a solar-powered factory in southern California. Solemates’ line of shoe care products include balms that prevent blisters (Original, Sport, and Kids), all weather protectors, insoles, dry sponges, leather salves, and their new antibacterial Deodorizer spray. All formulations are natural, cruelty free, vegan, and free from toxins.

“It was important for us to create a product that we felt good about using ourselves," says Solemates co-founder Monica Ferguson. "Our partnership with SoulCycle is a testament to their own commitment to offering their customers the highest standard of safe, natural wellness products and services."

The Deodorizer is available in a 2oz travel bottle for $10, and 6-oz active size for $20 on www.thesolemates.com and in stores around the world. The product is already a top 10 bestseller at Capezio, the nation’s number one retailer for dance shoes, apparel and accessories.

About Solemates:

Solemates is a female-founded, female-lead, consumer products brand based in Port Chester, New York. The company was founded by longtime friends and Columbia University classmates Monica Ferguson and Becca Brown to solve common footwear problems they themselves experienced. Solemates is best known for having invented the patented High Heel Protector and has since expanded into shoe care over the last few years. The company counts Oprah, Carrie Underwood and Demi Lovato as customers. Becca is the former co-captain of the women’s lacrosse team at Harvard University, a 2-time NY Marathon runner, and a competitive cyclist. Monica is approaching her 800th SoulCycle class. For more information, please visit www.thesolemates.com

I received complimentary product.

Brooklyn Cloth for the Boy and Man in your Life Father/Son Outfits

Guys-- no matter their hobbies or interests, shopping is a pain for them, especially during the holiday season. But Brooklyn Cloth has done the work, choosing gifts for the guy in your life—that he hasn't already gone out and bought for himself.
Brooklyn Cloth


MEDIUM BLUE SHERPA HOODED DENIM JACKET
 Regular price$ 54.00

This Gifting season, it’s all about cozy, bold, bright graphics and comfortable Joggers. The Sherpa Collection, featuring an updated Denim Trucker jackets in both dark and light wash, Cozy Sherpa Hoodies, Updated 90s fleece jackets and hoodies introduced as Original Garment by Brooklyn Cloth will be on everyone’s list.

It’s time to get rid of those basic pants and upgrade to our men’s black twill jogger pants. They feature an elastic waistband and gathered elastic cuffs around the ankles.

Content + Care
98% Cotton & 2% Spandex
Machine Wash Cold
Imported
Size + Fit

Model is 6'0 and wearing size Medium
Measurements are taken from size Medium
Slim Fit

The gift of the The Jogger, both in customer favorites (twill jogger) or newer styles (such as Cozy Knit Joggers, Heat Sealed Cozy) is a no brainer and won't be returned.

I received complimentary product.




Delivered By Midwives Jenny M. Luke

After a century of federal regulation of maternity care, we may learn important lessons from what the past suggests for our current health care dilemmas.

If you enjoy the award-winning PBS TV series Call The Midwife this book is a MUST read!

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WINNER OF THE 2019 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE HISTORY OF NURSING LAVINIA L. DOCK AWARD FOR EXEMPLARY HISTORICAL RESEARCH AND WRITING IN A BOOK Learn more at https://www.jennymluke.com/
Available at independent bookstores, indiebound.org, Amazon.com, and Barnes and Noble.com

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  I just skimmed the book it looks interesting but I will not be reading the full thing.  The notes section is much easier to skim or browse for certain topic enhancers. 

“Catchin babies” was only one aspect of the role of African American midwives in the twentieth-century South.  “Delivered by Midwives: African American Midwifery in the Twentieth Century South” by Jenny Luke uses evidence from nursing, medical and public health journals of the era: primary sources from state and county departments of health and personal accounts from practitioners to provide a new perspective on the childbirth experience of African American Women and their maternity care providers.

In addition, Luke covers the valuable aspects of a maternity care model that was discarded in the name of progress. She describes elements of the long- abandoned care model that are being reintroduced into modern practice, answering current health care problems by taking lessons from the past.

Today, according to Luke, the future of American midwifery is in the hands of the approximately 11,500 certified nurse-midwives, the largest denomination of midwives.  They continue to challenge obstetricians for a space in the American maternity care system, but their intention in not so supplant the physician but to supplement, she said.

For a century or more prenatal care has been accepted as the key to lowering maternal and infant mortality and midwives are unrivaled at facilitating women’s entry into care but midwifery must be integral to the larger system lest we return to a care model that was proven to be deficient Luke explained.



Thursday, October 24, 2019

Bullied at the Dog Park By Heather Lehrman

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Based on a true story, Bullied at the Dog Park introduces Herbie, a lovable Boston Terrier with a "smushed" face and lots of energy. One day at his favorite park, Herbie is bullied by a larger dog. Sad and upset, Herbie sets out to understand why he was bullied, and along the way meets a lovable collection of dogs (including Bruno, the powerful and polite bulldog, and Jack, the smiling Pug) who have also suffered from bullying. The group quickly becomes friends, while learning valuable lessons about treating all dogs (and people) with respect, and the importance of simple kindness.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  Bullying is no joke, and this book easily brings awareness in a little bit of a longer read.  The author tells truths in a way that younger kids will easily understand the impact and a possible way to handle the after effects.

Portfolio: Beginning Composition By Kimberly Adams

Portfolio: Beginning Composition
Tips and techniques for creating well-composed works of art in acrylic, watercolor, and oil
Portfolio: Beginning Composition
$21.95 / £12.99
Author: Kimberly Adams
Portfolio: Beginning Composition
Description
Learn to create eye-catching, well-composed works of art using acrylic, oil, and watercolor paints. Beginning Composition features quick exercises for getting started in art, primers on the principles of composition and the Rule of Thirds, what to look for when composing artwork, examples of successful (and unsuccessful) compositions from a selection of artists, and customizable painting projects.

The Portfolio series covers essential art techniques, core concepts, and media with an approach and format that’s perfect for aspiring, beginning, and intermediate artists. From this concept- and technique-driven series comes Beginning Composition, which details how to compose a work of art so that it draws in—and then holds—the viewer’s attention.

Written and illustrated by Kimberly Adams, an experienced author and professional artist with years of experience in creating versatile, stunning works of art, Beginning Composition teaches you how to create successful compositions in acrylic, oil, and watercolor paints. After an introduction to the essentials of composition and some examples of composition in action, you are then invited to create your own artwork on a range of subjects, including landscapes, florals, animals, and more. The painting projects encourage personalization and creativity. Other topics covered include conveying mood and emotion through composition, the Golden Ratio, focal points, and more.

With Portfolio: Beginning Composition, artists of all skill levels can learn to create engaging compositions in a range of art media.

I received a complimentary copy

Cassandra's Review-  The art is detailed and very beautiful.  With the added tips and techniques this book is perfect for either relaxing with or taking time to practice the great ideas. 


The Art of Watercolor Lettering By Kelly Klapstein

The Art of Watercolor Lettering
The Art of Watercolor Lettering

A Beginner's Step-by-Step Guide to Painting Modern Calligraphy and Lettered Art
The Art of Watercolor Lettering
$24.99 / £16.99
Author: Kelly Klapstein

Description
Learn to letter beautifully with watercolor.

In this stunning follow-up to her highly praised and influential first book, The Art of Brush Lettering, lettering expert and workshop instructor Kelly Klapstein (popular on Instagram as @kellycreates) shares her secrets for mastering the essential techniques for creating lovely modern lettering and calligraphy with watercolor.
Start with the basics, from choosing paints, brushes, and other supplies to preparing your paper for painting.

Learn to handle watercolor paints with essential strokes and warm-ups.
Explore painting letterforms in a variety of styles,from traditional to modern.
Try a range of creative techniques, including blending ombr├ęs and rainbows, creating pictorial letterforms, and combining watercolor with other mediums.
Enhance your lettering with special touches by complementing it with hand painted backgrounds and simple illustrations.

With The Art of Watercolor Lettering, you’ll learn how to master the medium—and how to go with the watercolor flow—to create one-of-a-kind lettered art and calligraphy that reflect your unique personal style.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- I feel like this book is perfect for beginners and it can easily help to give the most knowledge  from its in depth shorter descriptions.  The lettering style is beautiful with great options to practice. 

Monday, October 21, 2019

Trackeroo Airpods Portable Case Review

This easy-to-grip silicone case with a built-in pouch to hold a Tile, Cube, Itekm, Nutale, or XY4+ to track any lost AirPods. Each Trackeroo has a side loop designed specifically for a keychain ring or carabiner, to help keep your AirPods close to you at all times.

Depending on the model of AirPods you bought, Trackeroo is an extremely small price to pay instead of another $200 for a new set of Apple wireless earbuds. Trackeroo comes in a wide variety of colors like black, white, blue, red, pink, green, and our personal favorite glow in the dark.

I received complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review-  A really nice design and easy to put really anything in that is small like even a house key and keep it safe so great idea. 

Pollotto a novel by Gloria H. Felcyn Review

The book is being published by Archway Publishing, a division of Simon & Schuster. The novel is the first by Felcyn, a retired CPA.
Pollotto (Hardback)
POLLOTTO, a gripping novel that centers on a revenge tale of the white-collar variety involving the IRS and Titus Miller, inventor of Pollotto, which is a consumer friendly lottery computer game played by US persons over the world.

Titus Miller is a self-made billionaire and CEO of a California company that markets Pollotto, a complex computer game that protects consumers who play the game and are unfamiliar with tax reporting laws by providing their winnings tax-free. As a result, Titus and his company have been the subjects of an intense IRS investigation for many years. So far, the IRS has been unable to penetrate the Pollotto tax structure developed by Titus's army of tax professionals. The IRS has been trying for years to gain access to the Pollotto technology and US person database, including offering Titus millions of dollars for access, which he has refused. As a last resort the IRS arranges to have conspiracy indictments filed against Titus and his company as a means of putting a stop to Pollotto and getting access to what the IRS wants.

Titus's history with the IRS goes back many years to his childhood when his father, Jacob, was audited by the the IRS after failing to report sweepstake winnings due to a lack of understanding tax reporting rules. In the audit, the IRS agent throws the book at Jacob, hitting him with excess of penalties and interest, forcing the sale of the family home in order to pay the IRS, despite the then young Titus's pleads for leniency for his father with the IRS agent, who is currently the head of the IRS.

Titus is determined that Pollotto players will never suffer the consequences that his father went through. Titus's company arranges to provide all winnings to Pollotto winners tax free. The taxes are 100% paid by Titus's company. Winners names are never disclosed to the IRS, which sets off a war between the IRS, Titus and his company. As Titus's past comes full circle, Titus must battle the IRS head who is willing to go to great lengths to getting government access to Pollotto, including divulging a Miller private family secret.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-   I had a really great time with this book it covers everything that a good conspiracy theory should to me and was so new from the other books I have been reading.
Eye opening is the best way to put the description but it leaves so many thoughts behind. 



Capitalism for Democrats By Martin Lowy Review

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In the timely new book, Capitalism for Democrats, political centrist, attorney and entrepreneur Martin Lowy presents the moral relevance of capitalism and why it’s crucial for Americans to embrace it.

Many think this concise, well-written, easy-to-understand book could unite our country. Despite the fake news, fighting politicians, and personal agendas, Lowy’s common-sense capitalism that embraces both necessary regulation and the supremacy of the consumer appeals to conservatives and liberals alike.

About The Author
Martin Lowy is a veteran lawyer, banker, entrepreneur, and writer on economic subjects. He has investigated and written about the major financial debacles of the last half-century and has investigated many of the great financial frauds. He also has written two books and numerous articles on corporate governance

To learn more you can also visit: www.CapitalismForDemocrats.com

I received a complimentary copy.

I am not political in my review or life.

Cassandra's Review - I love the idea of unity and bringing the world together in more love and kindness so this book which is rather lengthy does give good points of interest.  I think the author covers a lot of ground and makes a really nice trail to possible positive outcomes.  

Pickles the Dog: A Christmas Tradition by Kat Socks Review

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It’s the first Christmas Pickles has with her new family. Kat is excited to share her Christmas traditions with Pickles. Her traditions are not so traditional, they are all about how she likes to give at Christmas time. The story includes an old Midwestern German tradition of hiding a pickle ornament on the tree and there are hidden pickles throughout the pages.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's  Review-  A beautiful book that gives back to a cause that is near to my heart.  I love everything about spending time with Pickles and the way my family is blessed with laughter and love.  Thank you Kat and Pickles

Jeannie’s Crab Lake Christmas By David Mulford Review


WELCOME TO CRAB LAKE!
All the animals in the forest are abuzz. Jeannie, the kindest and most beautiful lady they know, is coming to Crab Lake for Christmas! The animals love to watch Jeannie from a distance when she visits in the summer, but they have never had a chance to talk to her before now -- for, as everyone knows, animals can only talk in the winter. This time, however, they can finally say a proper hello.


So come to Crab Lake for Christmas, and spend the evening with Jeannie and her forest friends: bear cub Pudgey and his family, kindly Mr. Woodchuck, distinguished Bellknap Beaver, and the deer, the wolves, the cardinals, and more! Beautiful illustrations by Christine Cathers Donohue bring them all to life in Jeannie’s Crab Lake Christmas, David Mulford's charming tale of friendship, family and fun.
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THE CRAB LAKE BOOK SERIES: Marvel at nature's miracles, spread joy wherever you can, experience and respect the earth's infinite wonders. This is the ethos that led David Mulford to create the Crab Lake series. Explore the author’s world through Jeannie’s Crab Lake Christmas, and stay tuned for details on forthcoming titles.


I received a complimentary copies.

Cassandra's' Review-   The books take time to read as they are longer but make for the most perfect now moments in time.  To be able to snuggle down with a friend or family and read them outloud is the best.  The characters are fun and easy to love.  

Artists' Letters Leonardo da Vinci to David Hockney by Michael Bird Review


Artists' Letters
Leonardo da Vinci to David Hockney
by Michael Bird
Quarto Publishing Group - White Lion Publishing
Arts & Photography , Biographies & Memoirs

Artists’ Letters is a treasure trove of carefully selected letters written by great artists, providing the reader with a unique insight into their characters and a glimpse into their lives. Arranged thematically, it includes writings and musings on love, work, daily life, money, travel and the creative process.
On the theme of friendship, for example, letters provide evidence of a creative community between peers, with support and mutual appreciation that helps to dispel the myth of the artist as solitary genius. Letters between Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin show an ongoing conversation and exchange of ideas. We see mutual admiration between Claude Monet and Berthe Morisot, and Picasso’s quick notes to Jean Cocteau illustrate their closeness.

Correspondence, some of which includes sketches and drawings, is reproduced with the transcript and some background and contextual information alongside. The book brings together a collection of treasures found in letters, which in our digital age are an increasingly lost art.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's' Review-  Everything from love notes to the more intriguing letters is included in the amazing read. It would take me weeks to really get in depth with it. I was very excited to see a huge part of inspiration throughout the years.

The Art of Looking Up by Catherine McCormack Review


The Art of Looking Up
by Catherine McCormack
Quarto Publishing Group - White Lion Publishing
Arts & Photography , Travel

The Art of Looking Up surveys 40 spectacular ceilings around the globe that have been graced by the brushes of great artists including Michelangelo, Marc Chagall and Cy Twombly.

From the floating women and lotus flowers of the Senso-ji Temple in Japan, to the religious iconography that adorns places of worship from Vienna to Istanbul, all the way to bold displays like the Chihuly glass flora suspended from the lobby of the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas: this book takes you on a tour of the extraordinary artworks that demand an alternative viewpoint.

History of art expert Catherine McCormack guides you through the stories behind the artworks – their conception, execution, and the artists that visualised them. In many cases, these artworks also make bold but controlled political, religious or cultural statements, revealing much about the society and times in which they were created. Divided by these social themes into four sections – Religion, Culture, Power and Politics – and pictured from various viewpoints in glorious colour photography, tour the astounding ceilings of these and more remarkable locations:
Vatican Palace, Rome, Italy
Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, UK
Louvre Museum, Paris, France
Dali Theatre-Museum, Figueres, Catalonia
Museum of the Revolution, Havana, Cuba
Capitol Building, Washington, DC, USA
Four eight-page foldout sections showcase some of the world's most spectacular ceilings in exquisite detail.

First and foremost, this is a visual feast, but also a desirable art book that challenges you to seek out fine art in more unusual places and question the statements they may be making.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's' Review-  The beauty and grace filled in the pages is a great way to spend a splendid afternoon.  I am able to either relax with the photos or read it to get even more of a mental  challenge. 

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Serendipity Super Premium Ice Cream Pints Giveaway

Welcome to the Serendipity Super Premium Ice Cream Pints Giveaway!

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Tatiana's War by Perry Cockerell review

Tatiana's War by Perry Cockerell

Tatiana's War by [Cockerell, Perry]

Tatiana’s War is the final installment of the Private War trilogy, exploring the hearts and minds of the journalists following their return from World War II. All of the beloved characters from the previous novels return. Andre uncovers the possible existence of the Deep State, and Betty is back directing the eccentric play, "Fake News." Tatiana learns she must go to war to end the Deep State, while she also investigates the deadly fire of Andre’s childhood home and discovers the secret of the universe.Torn from today’s headlines, Tatiana’s War reflects issues of religion, fake news, politics, media, and music. The novel concludes with an explosive ending where dreams and reality finally merge.

I received a complimentary copy.


Cassandra's Review- I have read other books by this author and have become a huge fan. The way that Perry connects the story had me very peaked with interest. Another awesome book. 

1, 2, 3, Who's Cleaning the Sea By Janina Rossiter Review

1, 2, 3, Who's Cleaning the Sea?: A Counting Picture Book About Protecting Our Planet by Janina Rossiter  (Author, Illustrator)
1, 2, 3, Who's Cleaning the Sea?
A Counting Picture Book About Protecting Our Planet
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Seven and eight, is it too late?

Not quite yet, but let's not wait!

8 fishing nets on the ocean floor, dragged by an octopus up to the shore.

The sea creatures are working hard to clean their living environment of ocean pollution.

Inspired by powerful visuals of ocean pollution, this book will teach your child not only numbers and how to count but also the importance of taking care of our environment. Children will love learning how little changes they make can protect our planet.

1,2,3, Who's Cleaning the Sea is the second book from award-winning and Amazon best-selling author Janina Rossiter in her 'concept picture book' series. Janina Rossiter has again combined two subjects with imaginative drawings, resulting in a beautiful book that children and adults will enjoy reading.

This picture book will teach your child to associate numbers with their quantities while also learning about the importance of keeping plastics and other pollutants out of our oceans. Younger children will be able to count along and slightly older children (ages 4-6) will learn to make logical connections between numbers and facts. Readers of all ages will enjoy the pictures, the story, and the message.

The original hand-drawn illustrations in black ink marker on a background of acrylic art are exquisite and will entice young readers to turn the pages as they discover the fascinating world captured by the illustrator's imagination.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review - A perfect book for awareness and a splashing good time.

Cuddle this winter with Bibles and the Warmest Moments @Zonderkidz

THE BEGINNER'S BIBLE GIFT EDITION
by Zondervan,The Beginner
About the Book
One of the most memorable Bible experiences a young child can have, and one of the most trusted and treasured gifts you can give. Start the little ones in your life on a journey towards a lasting love of God’s Word with the beautiful The Beginner’s Bible Gift Edition.

Millions of children and their parents can’t be wrong. The bright and vibrant illustrations throughout and stunning binding of The Beginner’s Bible Gift Edition enhance every word, introducing boys and girls to the timeless stories of the Bible in a way they can read, remember, and, most importantly, live out. Kids will enjoy reading the story of Noah’s Ark as they see Noah helping the elephant onto the big boat. They will learn about the prophet Jonah as they see him praying inside the fish. They will follow along with the text of Jesus’ ministry as they see a man in need of healing lowered down through the roof of a house.

Parents, teachers, and pastors, if you’re looking for a gift that isn’t just beautifully presented but is also a proven, memorable way to introduce children to the beloved stories and parables of Scripture, look no further than The Beginner’s Bible Gift Edition.

The Beginner’s Bible Gift Edition:

Is the perfect gift for First Communion, baptisms, baby dedications, birthdays, Christmas, and Easter
Contains easy-to-read text that has been parent tested and children approved
Features bright, full-color illustrations on every page
Includes more than 90 memorable Bible stories
Is a highly-trusted, highly-recommended addition to the Beginner’s Bible brand, with over 25 million products sold
Shines with bright foil on the cover
NIrV, Adventure Bible for Early Readers, Polar Exploration Edition, Hardcover, Full Color
NIrV, Adventure Bible for Early Readers, Polar Exploration Edition, Hardcover, Full Color
#1 Bible for Kids
Price: $29.99
Release date: Sep 03, 2019
ISBN: 9780310765080

Now the #1 Bible for kids is available in an exciting polar exploration theme!

Your kids will embark on a fun, exciting trek through God’s Word with the NIrV Adventure Bible for Early Readers, in an all-new polar exploration theme! While on this arctic adventure readers will meet all types of people, see all sorts of places, and learn all kinds of things about the Bible. And most importantly they will grow closer in their relationship with God. The NIrV translation is written at a 3rd grade reading level just for developing readers, so that all children can share and understand God’s Word.

Over 9 million copies of the Adventure Bible have been sold and it is recommended by more Christian schools and churches than any other Bible for kids!

Features:

Complete text of the New International Reader’s Version (NIrV) of the Bible
The same trusted Adventure Bible content in a frosty new theme
Full-color images of polar animals, arctic outposts, and icy landscapes throughout make learning about the Bible even more engaging
Life in Bible Times—Articles and illustrations describe what life was like in ancient days
Words to Treasure—Highlights great verses to memorize
Did You Know?—Interesting facts help you understand God’s Word and the life of faith
People in Bible Times—Articles offer close-up looks at amazing people of the Bible
Live It!—Hands-on activities help you apply biblical truths to your life
Twenty polar-themed pages focus on topics such as how to know you are a Christian, famous people of the Bible, highlights of the life of Jesus, and how to pray.
Book introductions feature arctic art and important information about each book of the Bible
Dictionary for looking up tricky words
Color map section to help locate places in the Bible
Thrilling arctic cover on metallic paper
8.75-point type size

 NIrV Adventure Bible Book of Devotions for Early Readers: Polar Exploration Edition
365 Days of Adventure
Price: $15.99
Release date: Sep 03, 2019
ISBN: 9780310765097
NIrV Adventure Bible Book of Devotions for Early Readers: Polar Exploration Edition
Grab your parka and compass and get ready for a thrilling trek through God’s Word! This 365-day devotional is filled with exciting daily devotions that will inspire you to read about, write about, and, most importantly, live out your faith.

Recommended by more Christian schools and churches than any other Bible for kids, the illustrated, full-color NIrV Adventure Bible Book of Devotions for Early Readers: Polar Exploration Edition takes kids on a thrilling, enriching quest through the Bible.

This 365-day devotional with all-new content includes topics on self-esteem, courage, friendship, and many more! Boys and girls will learn more about God and the Bible and be inspired to live a life of faith, the greatest adventure of all. A companion to the NIrV Adventure Bible for Early Readers, Polar Exploration Edition this devotional book is written at a 3rd grade reading just for developing readers.

Features of the NIrV Adventure Bible Book of Devotions for Early Readers: Polar Exploration Edition include:

Trusted Adventure Bible brand content in a frosty new theme
Full-color images of polar animals, arctic outposts, and icy landscapes throughout
Devotional topics on self-esteem, courage, friendship, and many more
Topical and Scripture indexes
Thrilling glacial cover

5-Minute Adventure Bible Stories, Polar Exploration Edition
Illustrated by Jim Madsen
Price: $12.99
Release date: Sep 03, 2019
ISBN: 9780310765363
5-Minute Adventure Bible Stories, Polar Exploration Edition
Children will love these timeless 5-minute Bible adventures, now featuring cool, fun, and frosty polar accents! With text and art from the bestselling Adventure Bible brand, more than 30 stories come alive with bright, colorful illustrations and fun, interactive elements.

If you’re looking for a collection of easy-to-read, easy-to-understand Bible stories that will immerse your children in God’s Word over and over again … you found it! Each of these stories can be shared in just five minutes, making this collection perfect for families on the go, children learning to read, and bedtime. Best of all, the engaging illustrations that go along with each story help make Scripture stick with young readers.

5-Minute Adventure Bible Stories, Polar Exploration Edition:

Teaches key Bible stories to kids ages 4–8
Is presented in a quick, easy-to-read format that is ideal for busy families.
Will be enjoyed by children, parents, and grandparents alike
Is part of the trusted Adventure Bible brand, the #1 selling Bible for kids with over 9 million copies sold, the Adventure Bible is

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's' Review- This group of Biblical fun will last forever and can bring pure blessings to any age.  If you have a strong faith based love of God, like I do, this is going to be a must have gift pack for the upcoming season.

The Ultimate Fluid Pouring & Painting Project Book By Jane Monteith Review

The Ultimate Fluid Pouring & Painting Project Book
Inspiration and Techniques for using Alcohol Inks, Acrylics, Resin, and more; Create colorful paintings, resin coasters, agate slices, vases, vessels & more
The Ultimate Fluid Pouring & Painting Project Book
Description
Discover and master the fun, creative, and colorful methods of fluid pouring and painting with 10 projects, customizable to your personal vision and open to endless variation.

Fluid pouring and painting can result in beautiful, organic, and abstract designs that can be captured on special papers, canvas and board substrates, used to make gorgeous lampshades, poured into molds or dishes to create coasters, geodes, and agate slices, and can even be formed into vases, vessels, and bowls. Join mixed-media artist and international instructor Jane Monteith, a master of the fluid artforms and creator of the stunningly beautiful and popular paintings called MOD Minis, in this wildly popular new art form.

For both novice and experienced artists, this expressive book shares detailed, comprehensive techniques for working with high flow inks and acrylic paints. The Ultimate Fluid Pouring & Painting Project Book guides you through a variety of different fluid projects, from fluid-painted collage to resin-poured paints on different substrates. You will:
Learn to use various tools and solutions to create beautiful colors and textures on paper.
Learn how to work with resin and avoid common mistakes to produce a flawless finish.
Gain an understanding of basic color theory and which color combinations go hand in hand to create elegant designs.
Become knowledgeable on what types of products to use to create various effects.
Understand how to seal and protect your work for years to come.
With these creative projects, you'll be making your own beautiful fluid artwork in no time!

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's' Review- With projects like the resin vase I was just taken back by the beauty and peacefulness of the art.  A very relaxing way to unwind and create or even just to read. 

Crafting Cute By Danielle Clark Review

Crafting Cute
Polymer Clay the Kawaii Way
Author: Danielle Clark
Crafting Cute Polymer Clay the Kawaii Way
Description
Let Dani Banani of the popular Etsy shop FunUsual Suspects show you how to make 50 kawaii creations out of inexpensive and easy-to-find polymer clay. Kawaii—the culture of cuteness, originating in Japan—is everywhere, and it’s time to join the cuteness revolution with these amazingly fun projects.

Just follow the simple step-by-step photos and instructions to create darling characters, ranging from small trinkets to larger home accessories, including:
25 itty-bitty and ridiculously cute charms, earrings, brooches, and figurines of Popsicles, macarons, French toast, waffles, bacon and eggs, donuts, tacos, sloths, unicorns, and more.
15 adorable midsize pieces, such as plant holders, desk accessories, and ring holders in the shapes of llamas, hedgehogs, whales, jellyfish, and more.
10 large “showstopper” pieces, such as a rainbow soap dish, fairy garden, penguin tic-tac-toe game, and robot paper clip holder.

With information to get you started, including techniques on softening the clay, color mixing, and baking, Crafting Cute will have you delightfully sculpting in no time. 

I received a complimentary copy.
Cassandra's  Review - The ideas are so adorable and easy to create,  I love the styles and brighter colors.  Super inventive.  Very cool book for kids and adults.  

Spooky-licious Chocolate Pizza, Zombie Plant Grow Kit, Winning Moves Prize Pack HUGE GIVEAWAY

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See the Light Bible Stories Giveaway

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Mahina Cup & Yoni Egg Giveaway

                                             The Mahina Menstrual Cup is a reusable, bell-shaped cup that is worn internally and sits snuggly in the vaginal canal, just below the cervix to collect your monthly blood flow.
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Mahina Cup is a reusable, bell-shaped menstrual cup that is worn internally and sits snuggly in the vaginal canal, just below the cervix. It collects moon blood, rather then absorbs it and it's easily emptied rather than changed.

The OOLY Monster Pals Writing Super Set Giveaway

Welcome to the OOLY Monster Pals Writing Super Set Giveaway!

2 Winners ($100 TRV!)

This giveaway is part of our Fall Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

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2 Lucky Winners Will Win An OOLY Monster Pals Writing Super Set ($98 TRV)

See the review HERE.

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This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 10/31/19. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. 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.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

My Epic Life Word Book: 1000 Words Every Child Needs to Know by Mrs. Wordsmith review

My Epic Life Word Book: 1000 Words Every Child Needs to Know
by Mrs. Wordsmith
My Epic Life Word Book: 1000 Words Every Child Needs to Know


From the creators of the bestseller Storytellers Dictionary comes the My Epic Life Dictionary for children ages 4-8 years. All the hilariously illustrated words every child needs to learn to express themselves in today's world.

This is not your average dictionary. It is a dictionary, but it's also a handbook for any child who wants to live a truly epic life. Designed by literacy experts to be hilariously fun and endlessly surprising, each page bursts with Hollywood illustration. The words are curated from relevant, global curriculum lists for kids aged four to eight, with extra challenging vocabulary added to the mix. This dictionary gives children the words they need to express themselves in every part of life from emotions to maths, food to philosophy, making a big mucky mess to cleaning up, as well as a whole section on the future of technology.

“This is the dictionary for the 21st century. I can’t imagine a more delightful way to learn about words than with these wild and hilarious characters. What’s especially exciting is that My Epic Life uses the very latest in the science of learning to grab children’s attention and teach them words about their world.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- I love words, and they often elude me in my time of need. So I am actually happy to learn and grow with it.  It's even better for homeschool.  The illustrations are so funny but perfect to describe each definition.

Leading From the Edge of the Inside by Jim Moats Review

Leading From the Edge of the Inside: Embracing the Heart of Business Leadership
by Jim Moats
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With the challenges facing owners and leadership teams of privately-owned companies, trying to lead can feel daunting. Today's problems can often feel complex and the resources scarce. Yet the heart felt urge to create something special remains strong.


Leading from the Edge of the Inside provides a simple path to shifting your leadership patterns and those of your leadership team. It brings to light the invisible patterns that no longer serve you and offers the structure for you and your leadership team to playfully practice shifting.If you've noticed that traditional leadership levers are less and less effective you aren't alone.


 As you practice the essential conversations; value creation, execution, growth, leader effectiveness, management team coherence, collaboration, connection and inner fluency, traction will improve and your ability to scale will simplify. More importantly, the quality of meaning you and each employee experience will become measurable and leading will once again become more fun.


I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  I was floored by the amount of valuable and easy to understand sections.  It can be really hard for me to retain a lot of information at one time, but I love that I can go back to reference and get the best tips and tricks along with a blast of positive information.  

Henrietta Hen In Trouble Again by Ozgen Halil Review

Henrietta Hen In Trouble Again by Ozgen Halil
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Paperback: Henrietta Hen and Dotty Donkey are best friends. They love going on adventures together! On this particular day, Dotty Donkey suggests they go berry picking but they run into some trouble on the way...will their friends come to their rescue? This book uses personality and wit to explore friendships and kindness to others. It also promotes sharing.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  A very cute shorter story that is perfect to get the interest of littlest minds.  Of course any age will fall in love with the story and beautiful message.

Walkee Paws PET L❤️VERS Secret for Ditching the Dirt

Walkee Paws—the world’s first dog leggings—aren’t just for the fashionista or those looking to enhance their Instagram feed. They’re also essential for protecting your pooch against the elements and keeping harmful germs and dirt outside (where they belong!). Unlike traditional dog booties—which are often a literal pain for both dog owners and their pets—or wipes and washes that are too wet and messy, Walkee Paws are both fashionable and functional. Made with super-stretchy material and a clever over-the-back adjustable connector, the leggings are designed for maximum comfort and stay-on fit. Walkee Paws are waterproof and specifically designed to protect paw pads against all the ruff stuff outside, including hot pavements, harsh chemicals, pesticides, allergens, ticks, snow, ice and salt.
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Lisa Baronoff, entrepreneur and loving owner of two adorable dogs, used her experience developing and marketing toys and pantyhose for brands like Mattel and Sara Lee Hosiery to create Walkee Paws. “As a dog owner in Manhattan, I grew increasingly concerned over the germs, dirt, chemicals, rain and snow my dogs were coming into contact with while navigating the concrete jungle,” Baronoff says. "At best, all this yuck and muck was tracking dirt into my home. At worst, my dogs were burning their little paws on hot pavement, trekking through uncomfortably cold snow, and potentially ingesting dangerous street chemicals and snow melt by licking their dirty feet. I knew there had to be a better option."


Walkee Paws come in three sizes depending on your dog’s height, accommodating everything from Pomeranians to Golden Retrievers They’re also available in a range of fun prints: Cocoa for the canine who wants to blend in; Camo for the fashion-forward doggy; Confetti for the party-ready pooch; and Classic, an evergreen plaid pattern for the poshest of pups.


Prices vary by size, ranging from $23.99 for size S to $31.99 for size L

I received complimentary product


Saturday, October 12, 2019

Click & Grow Smart Garden 3 Giveaway

Welcome to the Click & Grow Smart Garden 3 Giveaway!

1 Winner ($100 RV!)

This giveaway is part of our Fall Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

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THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 10/31/19. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. 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.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

I Never Left By McGarvey Black

You can find more information on Amazon & GoodReads; Follow McGarvey Black on Twitter: @mcgarveyblack

Quinn Roberts is dead – and wants to know how it happened. Most of her friends have moved on and it seems like no one cares who was responsible. Her adult children are in shock -- their mother's death is too painful for them to take action.
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Too soon after her murder, Quinn's husband acquires a new wife and Quinn becomes a distant memory. Only her sister, Erin, and Detective John McQuillan continue to search for answers. As the case stalls, the formal investigation is moved to the Cold Case division and Quinn's family loses hope that there will ever be an arrest.

Can Quinn get the justice she deserves? And, is discovering the truth always worth it?

I received a complimentary copy.


AROUSE Bath BOMB

AROUSE BOMB
Regular price$15.00
Arouse BOMB

CBD Infused + Jasmine Ylang-Ylang Arouse Bomb is a unique Bath Bomb specially formulated for Arousal and Romance. This product contains approx 60mg CBD and helps to soothe inflammation and muscle fatigue and enhance libido.

All Natural
Sulfate-Free
Sugar Heart Easily Dissolves In Bath Water
Safe for sensitive skin
Will not stain tub

 INGREDIENTS:

Essential Oils, Sodium Bicarbonate, Bath Bomb Colorant, Citric Acid, Fractionated Coconut Oil, Hemp Based CBD Isolate, Witch Hazel, Epsom Salt, Sugar Icing Heart.

 I received complimentary product.


Hands On Fun With Learning Resources

 Pip the Letter Pup™
Item # LER 7739 | Ages 2 - 6
Product Description

This friendly pup is ready to teach the ABCs! Get ready to learn early alphabet, spelling, and language skills with the help of Pip the Letter Pup from Learning Resources. This adorable interactive pooch introduces kids to every letter of the alphabet through fun hands-on play. Pip the Letter Pup grows and shrinks with the help of five spinning hexagonal pieces, each of which comes printed with five letters of the alphabet on its sides. As kids boost their fine motor skills building up their doggie friend, they can also spin the letters into the correct order, reinforcing letter recognition and alphabet skills along the way. In addition to introducing kids to alphabet fundamentals, Pip also helps kids learn the basics of spelling. Pip's hex pieces can be spun to spell two- to five-letter words, and even come with extras of popular letters so kids can spell words like 'Mom' and 'Dad'!

Introduces alphabet and spelling fundamentals through hands-on play that builds fine motor skills
Five spinning hexagonal pieces include all the letters of the alphabet, plus extras to help spell simple words
Friendly pooch grows and shrinks as kids build and remove their letters and words
Sturdy plastic pieces wipe clean for easy pickup and storage
Perfect for ages 2 and up

1-2-3 Build It!™ Construction Crew

Product Description

Engineer more fun with three vehicles in one! Little engineers build a digger, a dump truck, and a bulldozer with the help of the big snap-together pieces found in 1-2-3 Build It! Construction Crew, the latest build-it-yourself toy from Learning Resources. Inspired by real-world construction vehicles, the set's colorful pieces help kids strengthen critical thinking, problem-solving, and other early STEM skills every time they build and rebuild a new creation. Sized just right for little hands, the pieces in 1-2-3 Build It! Construction Crew doubles as fine motor tools, boosting hand strength, coordination, and other fine motor skills that kids need for preschool success. 1-2-3 Build It! Construction Crew is made from durable plastic that wipes clean after every use, and also comes with a fun driver figure who's ready for all kinds of imaginative play - dig pretend holes, bulldoze a tower of blocks, and more!

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Zoonicorns are Here: Loveable, Playable, Light up Plush

I believe in Zoonicorns, do you?

Zoonicorn plushies originated from a unique idea for a children's story that soon flourished into a limitless dreamland of mythical creatures who create an environment in which social and emotional learning are the main themes. Zoonicorns, Valeo, Aliel, Promithea and Ene are part unicorn, part zebras, with magical wishing horns. Kiss the nose of your Zoonicorn, watch their horn light up and make a wish!


Through collaborative problem-solving, Zoonicorns promote and empower children to be more confident which will better equip them with critical thinking and decision making skills. Children between the ages of two through six have an active imagination, which may result in the creation of childhood fears. Zoonicorns are perfect playmates for this age group! They are soft, cuddly plushies in bright colors; which make soothing sounds used four touch points to help relieve stress and anxiety.


Zoonicorns are immune to the let-downs of life, always greeting your child with a happy face; providing comfort when needed. They will never bend or dent and can be dependable, helpful companions for your child as he/she grows and matures.


Wish Me Zoonicorn plush toys will be available in retailers such as Target, Meijer, Cracker Barrel and Amazon in the U.S. this fall.

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