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Sunday, October 30, 2022

Halloween Books & Fun

 Check out these awesome Halloween Books 

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Chibi Tarot

By Editors of Ulysses Press
Celebrate your love of all things kawaii and fortune-telling with this charming take on the classic 78-card tarot card deck and guidebook.

Make the next step into your spiritual journey a fun one as you learn how to divine the future with adorable chibi versions of traditional tarot archetypes. From the Empress to the Fool, each of your favorite Major and Minor Arcana cards get a mangafied treatment to reveal the past, future, and present.

Inspired by the classic Rider-Waite illustrations, these vibrant, beautifully designed cards and consult your step-by-by step guidebook will reveal a delightful tarot reading that’s as cute as it is divine. Whether you’re a beginner to tarot readings or a collector of fun decks like Cat Tarot and Kawaii Tarot, Chibi Tarot is here to make divination an entertaining experience for everyone!

50 Things to Bake Before You Die

By Allyson Reedy

Turn your home-baking skills into professional-grade desserts with this mouthwatering baking book featuring recipes from some of the most incredible bakers and bakeries—including Tieghan Gerard, Joanne Chang (Flour Bakery), Chelsey White, Allison Kave (Butter & Scotch), Daniel Boulud, and more!


This heavenly collection of dessert recipes—gifted to us from the greatest bakers and chefs from small-town café owners to fancy restaurateurs to TV show hosts—is a call to arms, to action, to revolution! Or, at the very least, a call to turn on the oven. Because who has time for the third-best brownie recipe or so-so Nutella-stuffed chocolate chip cookies?


Written with a fun and friendly tone and featuring easy, step-by-step instructions, 50 Things to Bake Before You Die will make you feel right at home as you bake up these world-class desserts.

Unofficial Hocus Pocus Cross-Stitch

By Editors of Ulysses Press

Join the Sanderson sisters in some stitchcraft and brew up some ’90s-inspired designs and spooky slogans with this unofficial cross-stitch book for fans of Halloween and Hocus Pocus.


Unofficial Hocus Pocus Cross-Stitch brings your favorite ’90s film to life with cute crafts and spooky decor. Perfect for beginners, this book has 25 witchy cross-stitch patterns that pay homage to the Halloween classic.

Patterns include sayings like “Just a Bunch of Hocus Pocus” and “I Put a Spell on You” as well as fun designs like a selection of brooms (and a vacuum), gravestones, and more! Whether you’re making Halloween decor for spooky season or one-of-a-kind handmade gifts for your witchiest friends and family, this cross-stitch book is a must-have for any wannabe Sanderson sister.

Just a Bunch of Hocus Pocus

By Valentin Ramon

Travel to Salem, Massachusetts, with this unofficial coloring book featuring 20 original, hand-drawn illustrations inspired by the sets of the cult-favorite film Hocus Pocus.


Whether you stream the movie every day starting September 1st or you just catch it on cable, everyone is a fan of the 90s cinematic classic Hocus Pocus. Now is your chance to color your way alongside the adventures of Thackery and the gang. From the local graveyard to cabinets full of mysterious potions, Just a Bunch of Hocus Pocus is the perfect way to celebrate spooky season and one of the best movies of all time.

I received complimentary copies thanks to Ulysses Press.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Genius Litter

Monitor your cat’s health with the safer and cleaner alternative to traditional clay litter. Genius Litter is made of super absorbent, odor-trapping crystals that change colors based on the health of your cat’s urine.


 Health Indicator changes colors to detect potential health issues 

Highly Absorbent crystals absorb urine in seconds, leaving no trace and no odor 

 Non-Clumping Formula means less scooping and once a month refills 

 Low-Tracking litter does not stick to paws

 Dust-Free minerals are pet and family friendly  

 Genius Litter, an innovative new lightweight color-changing litter with a health indicator that allows you to find out if your cat has issues early on. With the best odor control and less waste for the environment, each bag sold feeds 10 shelter cats, in hopes of finding them a new home. 

I received complimentary product.

Monday, October 24, 2022

Baby Magic Oil and Lotion

  I received complimentary product.

Creamy Baby Oil

Great for on-the-go, this unique blend of gentle lotion and coconut oil will leave skin feeling silky-soft and cuddly, plus it’s flip top tube can easily be thrown in a diaper bag or stroller. Made with marshmallow root, known to moisturize and calm skin, and aloe, which soothes and replenishes dry skin's moisture barrier.


Gentle Baby Lotion

This nostalgic scent will bring back memories to parents while moisturizing baby’s skin. The quick absorbing formula contains good-for-you ingredients like antioxidant rich Vitamins and hydrating Aloe for healthy, baby-soft skin.


Calming Baby Lotion

Get baby bedtime ready with this post-bath essential! Baby Magic’s Calming Baby lotion will sooth dry skin while helping baby wind down with the calming scent of lavender and chamomile

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Go see PAUL’S PROMISE in theaters starting October 21st #PaulsPromiseMIN #MomentumInfluencerNetwork

 Moms, you won’t want to miss this encouraging film about the power of a praying mama.


Paul’s Promise is the inspiring true story of Paul Holder- field, a bigoted firefighter-turned-pastor, who started one of the first integrated churches in the south.

• “Excellent presentation of a life changed by Jesus” - Fred Higgins from Assembly of God

• Synopsis: Set in the peak of the 1960s Civil Rights movement, “Paul's Promise” is the inspiring true story of Paul Holderfield, former racist firefighter-turned-pastor who started one of the first integrated churches in the American South. It’s one man’s journey to hope and healing during a troubled time in our Nation’s history that resulted in one man’s decision to serve God and stand up to injustice - a story that continues to make a huge impact on the community to this day. 

Many thanks to Damascus Road Productions for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own. 

Cassandra’s Review- In a world where you can show kindness and compassion there is no room for negative vibes. Let your heart connect to the very real moments of this tense uncomfortable but thought provoking true story. There is power in prayer if you believe. 

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Field Guide to Outside Style By Ryan McEnaney @Quarto.Knows

 I received a complimentary copy.

Field Guide to Outside Style By Ryan McEnaney @Quarto.Knows 


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Make your outdoor space as comfortable and personal as the inside of your home with design and planting guidance from Field Guide to Outside Style

Maybe you’ve just purchased your first home or you have an existing outdoor space that’s overgrown and old-fashioned, and you want to turn it into a place that blends perfectly with your sense of style and your life. But where should you start? How can you be sure to create a space you can sustainField Guide to Outside Style leads the way. You’ll learn to personalize your outdoor living space with the right plants, furnishings, and other design elements to create a space that reflects YOU perfectly, even if you’ve never sunk a shovel into the soil before.

The word “gardening” can be intimidating if you aren’t used to digging in the dirt, yet you want a gorgeous outdoor living area you feel proud of. Author and outdoor living pro Ryan McEnaney helps you make it happen by meeting you where you are. He cuts out the intimidating stuff, doesn’t use scary terms, and supports you through the entire process.

  • Start with what you already love. Learn how to translate your choices in clothing, colors, furniture, and architecture into an understanding of how to design your outdoor areas.
  • Next, set parameters and expectations. Learn how to plan smartly so you don’t get in over your head. 
  • Then, select your aesthetic. Decide which of three primary outdoor design styles—the classic, the modernist, and the naturalist—suit you best and use easy-to-digest, mix-and-match design suggestions and recipes to create an outdoor living area of your dreams.
  • Plus, see your options in action. Through case studies accompanied by before-and-after illustrations of outdoor rehab projects, you’ll walk away with a clear understanding of the options for you and your space.

Close the book confident in your ability to select plants and design concepts that work in your region, fit within your abilities, and ultimately match the rest of your life perfectly. And to sweeten the deal, the long-term success of your new outdoor space is supported byinformation on seasonality, sticking to a budget, and creating a balanced space to ensure your newly discovered outside style shines for many years to come.

VOLO Hero, face towels, and the Spa Headband @VoloBeauty


Hero Hair Towel, made of extra plush Nanoweave™ material, and you have all the problem-solving tools you need for healthy hair. The towel won Allure’s Best of Beauty Award again this year! You’ll love how it gently absorbs water in wet hair (decreasing dry time by 50%) and the unique snug strap keeps the towel secure to make you forget you’re even wearing it!

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What's a hero without a sidekick? Get up close and personal with Nanoweave™ by trying out the VOLO Hero, the Scrunchies, and the Spa Headband. 

  • Nanoweave™ is soft and plush, making it extremely absorbent and much gentler on your locks 

  • The Hero decreases dry time by 50% by removing more water than other towels. 
  • The Scrunchies decrease dry time by removing water from the hair while holding your style in place. Perfect for a sweaty workout or a day on the lake, at the beach or pool.
  • The Spa Headband will carefully hold your hair back without affecting your hair style-- there’s never a need for a bad hair day.

Each bundle comes with one VOLO Hero, two Scrunchies, and one Spa Headband. 

I received complimentary product.

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Nothing Is Impossible is exclusively on Pure Flix #NothingIsImpossibleMIN #MomentumInfluencerNetwork

 Synopsis: Take a center-court seat to a journey of transformation as Scott Beck gets a second chance at life and love. Can he let go of past pains and open himself to God’s purpose? Or will new challenges keep him from the future he always hoped For.  

Nothing is Impossible” is a movie about how to trust in God’s timing when it seems like none of our desires are being fulfilled in the way we hoped.

• “Nothing is Impossible” teaches us that times of uncertainty are when we should lean into our faith and trust God has a plan for our lives.

• This movie has a valuable lesson about how our past failures don’t define us. Instead, our reactions to past hurts can transform us.

• “Nothing is Impossible” teaches us the importance of forgiving ourselves and forgiving others for past mistakes.

Many thanks to Pure Flix for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own.

Cassandra’s Review- Strive to be the best version of you and no matter what keep going if you know it’s going to inspire greatness. Life is too short to not trust in God as well as yourself. 

Heaven on the Hudson By Stephanie Azzarone


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Love New York?

Whether you live here, work here or are just visiting, there is so much to discover, often in the lesser known parts of town. Stephanie Azzarone’s first book, Heaven on the Hudson: Mansions, Monuments, and Marvels of Riverside Park, is the colorful tale of a singular New York City neighborhood and the personalities who make it special.

To outsiders or East Siders, Riverside Park and Riverside Drive may not have the star status of Central Park or Fifth Avenue. But at the city’s westernmost edge, there is a quiet and beauty like nowhere else in all of New York. There are miles of mansions and monuments, acres of flora, and fauna ranging from Peregrine falcons to goats. It’s where the Gershwins and Babe Ruth once lived, William Randolph Hearst ensconced his paramour, and Amy Schumer owns a penthouse. Told in the uniquely personal voice of a long-time resident, Heaven on the Hudson is the only New York City book that features the history, architecture, and people of this often overlooked neighborhood, from the 18th century through the present day. 

I received a complimentary copy.

Everything from the brilliant and beautifully selected photos to the well written information makes this book a great read. Plus if you are more familiar with the area it is even more enjoyable.

Maya J Jewelry Bracelet Hair Ties


Maya J Jewelry takes two things we love to wear on our wrists, hair ties and trendy bracelets, and combines them into one fashionable jewelry accessory - Bracelet Hair Ties! It’s a must-have, perfect for the upcoming holidays and the ideal stocking stuffer! It’s a piece that everyone is sure to love and actually use, easily mixed and matched with other bracelets you already own. At an affordable price, it’s great for all ages, arriving on a beautiful card of three designs. You’ll soon want to wear one on your wrist at all times! 

 Thank you @maya_j_jewelry for my complimentary 👏🏻 beautiful, well made and very stylish products 💙

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Great Games for the Whole Family to Enjoy

Cassandra’s Review- The whole family can have so much fun with this beautiful assortment of games. They are easy to learn and once you get used to playing them the time passes by so quickly. Great for cold nights indoors and they are so well made, you can feel the quality. The colors are bold and pretty. Any age 8-10+ would be able to play but of course littles can join in the fun as well.  

Bold Made Designed for the whole family

Bold Made was awarded the Best Children’s Product Award by Tillywig.  Bold Made flips the script on traditional Old Maid by including Bold Women who made huge impacts on our world such as Malala Yousafzai, Temple Grandin, Ellen Ochoa, Roberta Bondar, Billie Jean King, Georgia O’Keeffe, Sally Ride, Maya Angelou, Amelia Earhart and many more.  Bold Made also has a more aspirational goal of ending the game with the Bold Made card. The perfect way to have fun and learn about inspiring women at the same time.  #educationisfun

Taco vs Burrito (A Perfect Family-Friendly Party Game for Kids, Teens & Adults)
Taco vs Burrito is the #1 Most Gifted Card Game on Amazon. This wildly popular and surprisingly strategic game was created by a 7-year-old and has taken the card game industry by storm.  With over 600K games sold and over 12,000 five-star reviews, Taco vs Burrito sold a whopping $5.6 million in 2021.  It’s perfect for kids, adults and families!

Double Ditto (Board Game for Adults, Teens & Kids 8 and up)

Double Ditto is a fun family party game that will challenge players to be clever and quick. The object of the game is to write down answers you think other players will write. Match an answer with another player to score a "ditto!" Match both answers and score a "double ditto!"
Spoof (For Adults & Teens, Kids Ages 10 and up)

The New Popular Hilarious Family Party Bluffing Board Game that will have you talking and laughing all night long!  Perfect for family game night. Or holiday parties. Or vacation time! Spoof is great for any gathering of friends and family. 
Don't Go Boom (Card Game for Kids, Ages 7 and up)

Your Mission? Don’t Go Boom! An Explosion of Fun - Other kids games on the market move slowly and can’t keep attention. The Don’t Go Boom card games for kids keep you and your kids guessing down to the last card. Don’t Go Boom is easy to learn and is perfect for kids ages 7 and up. Action cards help players strategize the best moves and create a fun, engaging vacation, travel, car, recess, or classroom card game your family will love!

I received complimentary products.

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Halloween Trick or Treat $100 PayPal or Amazon GC Giveaway

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