Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Chemorella by Katy Franco

About The Book:
Chemorella (subtitled Quimiorela) is a Cinderella story about beating cancer and seeing your dreams come true. Pretty, witty and bald, Chemorella overcomes all obstacles by following her heart, accepting the love of people around her, and doing everything her doctor tells her to do. The story takes her from the rags of illness to the riches of health, love and creative success - finding her prince, overcoming her cancer, and designing the most beautiful, jeweled sneakers the world ever saw. All without a fairy godmother. This is a book for the entire family. It is funny, inspirational and educational. It will make the patient and her family laugh and will fill them with hope for the future. Chemorella therefore is the perfect gift for someone who is fighting this disease, and for her children and family. Chemorella was written by Katy Franco, a breast cancer survivor, and her husband, Ken Phillips. Every other page has a full-color illustration by Scott Sackett. It is in English and Spanish, side-by-side, translated by Eduardo Franco.

My Thoughts:
This is a great book for the whole family, because the whole family is involved in the illness, not just the patient. I appreciate that the book is bilingual. The illustrations are gorgeous. The story is definitely like a Cinderella story, but don't we all have one of those? *wink* A very nice adaptation, and great for the whole family, even littler kids.

About The Author:
Katy Franco is a Latin American actress, stand-up comic, certified laughter leader, breast cancer advocate, and author (with her husband) of Chemorella (subtitled Quimiorela), a Cinderella story about beating cancer and seeing your dreams come true.
I received a complimentary review copy of this book from Flo Selfman PR. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Skin Peel Acne Duo *Giveaway*


PMS PokerWear

PMS PokerWear presents its best-selling line of unique poker apparel! The company was built around a love of poker and the women who are passionate about the game! Peace, Love & Poker. PMS PokerWear is owned by the largest wholly-owned female conglomerate in the poker industry. You can check it all out at www.empire-industries.net.
I received a cute tee with the above graphic on it. It is a funny shirt, but also kind of empowering, like "Yeah, I'm a woman! And yeah, I know how to play cards!" I love it. Super comfy and cute. Here are some other great designs I love at PMS PokerWear!

Check it all out at PMS PokerWear on Facebook, as well as PMS PokerWear on Twitter.
I received a product from PMS PokerWear in exchange for a review on my blog. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Canvas People Olympic Promotions

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The Bronze Medal Package:
Week 1 (7/30/12 - 8/18/12)
$30 - 11x14 + Free Shipping
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$40 - 18x24 + Free Shipping

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Sports Shield Bandages

Sports Shield bandages are appealing to all ages and gender. Made from super lightweight, latex free material, the bandages offer top-quality protection and flexibility for even the most active individuals. And the best part is they're fun to wear. Sports Shield bandages are available in 10 different designs and 2 different sizes for boys and girls, men and women. Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Hockey, Rescue, Cheerleading, Fun Fashion & Love Bug. Sports Shield bandages are sure to be a hit with any sports fan, whether the Monday morning quarterback or the Sunday couch potato. Anyone who loves sports will love Sport Shield Adhesive Bandages. 
We got the soccer themed bandages, and that is cool because Callan loves soccer....and as an active 4 year old, we go through plenty of bandages! The bandages stick great! They are pretty cool!

Check it all out at Sports Shield on Facebook.

I received a product from Andrea Blain PR and Sports Shield. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

System Mechanic PC *Giveaway*

We all know how hard it is staying on top of homework, research projects and having some resemblance of a social life is near impossible without a PC that works as hard as you do. That's why its so frustrating when this ever-important device doesn't perform optimally, but instead slows down, lags or begins to freeze up - largely in part to the clutter that collects on your PC. The average lifespan of a computer in the US is only 2.4 years and with proper tune-up, it could be considerably longer. Enter System Mechanic, the #1 best-selling program designed to fix, speed up, and maintain PCs so they run efficiently and smoothly. By correcting registry issues, decluttering the hard drive and Windows, minimizing running background processes, optimizing internet settings, etc., System Mechanic fine-tunes a PC and keeps it in tip-top shape. System Mechanic is used by more than 36 million people - and has already tuned up more than 75 million PCs worldwide.

Girl ExtraOrdinaire Rhinestone Mommy Tank

Girl ExtraOrdinaire is a clothing company for weddings ,children, brides to be, parties and customization of products. They specialize in gift products for every occasion. I received the cutest rhinestone tank top with Mommy on it!
It is something different to wear than some of the other summer tanks I wear. This one has bling! I got so many "OMG, where did you get that top?" comments while wearing it. I love it. It is cute, and comfy! What more could you ask for? Here are some other great items from Girl EO that I love! Psst: I think I will be doing a lot of shopping on this site!

I received a product from Girl ExtraOrdinaire in exchange for a review on my blog. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Trilight Health Lympha Rub *Giveaway*

For over 20 years now, TriLight Health (formerly TriLight Herbs) has faithfully supplied customers nationwide with a high quality line of liquid herbal products. They were the first company to specialize in great tasting, non-alcoholic herbal formulas for pregnancy, children, and the family.
 I was able to try the Lympha Rub. Lympha Rub is a potent essential oil combination and is one of the most versatile products. These antiseptic and antimicrobial essential oils support tissue healing while interfering with the growth of harmful micro-organisms. Traditionally used for infections including tonsillitis, strep throat, mumps, sinus infection, earache and sore muscles and much more! I was reading about Lympha Rub on the Internet, trying to think of how I could test it out. I did not have a sore throat, or a sinus infection, or anything like that. But Callan kept complaining of knee pain. We could not find anything wrong with him, and chalked it up to growing pains. But he kept complaining about the pain. So we massaged some Lympha Rub on his knees, and he stopped complaining! That is awesome! Worked great.
I received a product from Trilight Health in exchange for a review on my blog. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Win A Set Of Daris Howard Books *Giveaway*

Want to win a set of 3 Daris Howard books? The books include:
1) Super Cowboy Rides
2) When The World Goes Crazy (Life’s Outtakes Year 1)
3) The Three Gifts
You can request either soft cover printed books or the Kindle versions, whichever you prefer. 
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SOAR Study Skill Program *Giveaway*

Better grades in less time with time-saving study skills! Programs for students, parents, and educators provide simple and “student-friendly” study skills to get organized and learn more efficiently. The materials are for: -Educators -Parents -Students. The SOAR Study Skills Curriculum is in over 1,000 schools nationwide...and growing daily!
SOAR Value Bundle for Families Includes These Best-Selling Products: -Homework Help for Parents Audio Program -Simple Organization System (SOS) Binder videos - SOAR Binder System Supplies, plus these free bonuses: -SOAR Study Skills Book -$100 credit towards the Strategic Learning Class if you chose to sign up for a class in the next 12 months -Special Report: How to Keep Parent Guilt at Bay: Tips on Being Good to Yourself While Navigating Parenthood -Special Report: How to Make Parenting Decisions: A Process for Matching Information With Intuition -Special Report: Cue to Reading: The Most Important Aspects of Reading Instruction, Tips for Teaching Them, and How They Can Help Identify Reading Disabilities

Since Callan is too young for this to be useful right now, Jason - the hubster - used it to help him finish his last leg of college, and balance his full-time work schedule. He says it works great and helps a ton!
I received a product from SOAR in exchange for a review on my blog. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

The New Canon EOS M

Isn't this camera gorgeous? The new Canon EOS M is Canon's highly anticipated entrance into the Compact System Camera market. The range consists of 4 stylish colors (black, silver, red and white) - I love the red one!!! - and lens options include an 18-55mm or a 22m lens with an adapter. Compact System Cameras have the quality of a Digital SLR camera in a small and compact body hence Canon labeling the range "Small and simple". The camera features an 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor, Intelligent auto shoot programs, a nice big touch screen together with interchangeable lenses and accessories from the EOS system. The EOS M also shoots full HD video's. 
Look at how slim it is! I have a big chunky camera that shoots awesome quality photos, but I want one I can just toss in my purse! I am so craving this camera! We take a lot of photos. Ok, I take a lot of photos. Jason calls me a camera whore, which is not a nice word exactly, but it is sort of true. No one is safe when I have my camera. But....how much worse (better!) would it be if I had this totally drool-worthy camera? Muah-ah-ah! I think I might have to put this on my list for Santa!

If you pre-order this camera from Jessops you will get 20% off a compatible battery pack! How cool is that?

Saturday Steal Deals!

$2.00 off one 48 oz bottle POM Wonderful $1.00 off two Advil or ThermaCare products $1.00 off Weight Watchers Bakery Item $1.00 off any Smuckers Uncrustables $1.00 off on any ONE (1) CLEAR SCALP & HAIR THERAP $2.00 off Friends with Kids DVD or Blu-ray $1.00 off any 2 Kellogg's Cereals

Udi's Gluten-Free

Udi Baron and his wife Fern founded Udi The Sandwich Man in Denver, Colorado in 1994. Their premise was simple: everyone loves delicious food - why not make some? In the years since, with their daughter Robin and son Etai also on board, and with continued attention to superior ingredient quality, great culinary sense, and excellent customer service, what started as a small ready-to-eat sandwich business has grown into six thriving family businesses: a local artisan bakery (where they bake their legendary Udi’s breads), a catering company with a state-of-the-art kitchen where they make everything in-house, five cafes, new middle eastern restaurant Pickled Lemon, and two national companies: Udi’s Gluten-free and Udi’s Granola.

We were able to try some of Udi's Gluten-Free products as a family. Whole Grain Hamburger Buns: Grilling in the backyard is now delicious, nutritious and gluten free. Loaded with 6 grams of fiber, these hamburger buns come fully equipped with the right nutrients to accompany a savory sandwich or classic burger.

Snickerdoodle Cookies: Craving something sweet? Then you will love these sugary Snickerdoodles filled with vanilla and cinnamon spices. Soft & chewy these are the perfect snack.

And for Hot Dog Month (July!) - Classic Hot Dog Buns: Make BBQs gluten free and delicious! These soft and savory hot dog buns provide the perfect match for a classic hot dog, Philly cheesesteak or anything else your heart desires.


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