Saturday, May 31, 2014

Something I Am Most Proud Of.....

The other day I mentioned in a post that I want to get back to basics a bit on my blog, before it was mainly a review blog. So here is my first question from the Idea Bank!

Something I am most proud of.... 

This might be the easy answer, but it is the truth. I am most proud of being a mother. It was a long journey to get there, and we had two mini-miracles! We have been blessed immensely.

It took me 5 years of fertility treatments to get pregnant with Callan. And a fluke to get Mason. The Lord works in mysterious ways, but I believe both of my babies came into our lives when we needed them to.

Dead Sea Mineral Mud Cleanser For Pets

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
Dead Sea Mineral Mud Cleanser, is a specialty shampoo from Hampi Natural Pet Spa. You have to try this product line. It's different than most of the Pet Spa and Shampoos out on the market. Hampi Natural Pet Spa was launched by a company that was one of the first to bring a line based soley on the Dead Sea and its minerals and mud for pets.
This particular product purifies and hydrates for a moisturized and revitalized coat. The scent is amazing and fresh so you'll have a great smelling pet. It is easy to use at home or take it to the grooming salon and ask the groomer to use it on your pet. GiGi looks, and smells gorgeous after using this! Such a diva!
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

The Death Of Ink

The Death Of Ink by M.M. John

About The Book:
Fifteen-year-old Paige Langley’s life has always revolved around good grades and escaping her less than ideal home life…but once she meets Devon Connors, her life drastically changes. Although, they share an instant attraction, Devon’s concealing a dark past. And an even darker secret…there’s a dead girl haunting him nightly. Resolute to win the school’s writing contest, Paige will do just about anything to achieve her goals. So after she finds a binder containing information on a past murder and the illegal activities of the students, she believes the stories are fictional and the perfect way to win the contest. But the owner of the manuscript, Devon Connors, has other plans. To keep Paige from exposing his secrets, Devon befriends her and even offers to help her write a winning story for the contest. The chemistry between Paige and Devon is undeniable, but Paige doesn’t know if she can trust him. The deeper she digs into the dark underbelly of their high school, the more she realizes that some secrets are better left buried.

My Thoughts:
This is a great YA book. It's got the mystery, the thrills, the romance! I like that is keeps you hooked. It is a first in the series, and I can't wait to read the rest of them!

About The Author:
College student by day, clandestine writer by night, M. M. John lives in a Florida town full of ghosts, mysteries and secrets. The Death of Ink is her first novel.

Buy this book at The Death Of Ink on Amazon.

Orange Glad May 2014 Sweets Box

Orange Glad hand-picks a variety of sweets from trending bakeries and delivers them right to your doorstep for you to taste, love, and enjoy every month! Talk about a sweet treat! I received the May Orange Glad box as was really pleased!
The May box included:

Baking Betty's Award Winning S'More Cookie
Baking Betty's Peanut Butter Cup Cookie
CiCi's Italian Butterhorns
Orange Cranberry Welsh Cakes
Fine Sconehenge Baking Company Ultimate Brownie

They were all to die for! But I loved the butterhorns the best! I'd never even heard of these, and they are amazing!

Check it all out at Orange Glad on Facebook!


Friday, May 30, 2014

5-HTP Gold by Elite Gold Solutions

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
Introducing a safe, natural way to easily boost sleep, mood, and control appetite. Everyone is raving about Elite Gold's upgraded NeuroTransmitter formula for positive mood, relaxation, restful sleep (with appetite aid). A naturally-occurring amino acid extracted from the seeds of Griffonia simplicifolia plant, the 5-HTP helps to improve mood by naturally increasing the production of serotonin in the tissue of the central nervous system. This boost in serotonin, a powerful neurotransmitter, also helps to lower appetite and regulate body temperature, which can help improve sleep for many men and women.
Why 5-HTP Gold by Elite Gold Solutions?
The product is the pure extract of Griffonia Simplicifolia seeds - purest on the market.
Manufactured in USA to stringent cGMP standards -highest in the world.
100% vegan/vegetarian product.

This is a great addition to your daily supplements. I've been more alert during the day, and sleeping better at night.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Zak Designs #Giveaway

Since 1976, Zak Designs has been committed to making mealtime fun for people around the world. Whether it's through dinnerware and on-the-go products that feature children's favorite characters or tableware and kitchen prep products that represent the latest global fashion statements, Zak gives people the mealtime products that fit their appetites.
We got a really cute mixing bowl set, perfect for Memorial Day, or 4th of July, or anything red, white, and blue really! They are made with recycled melamine. The retro look is inspired by the 50's. I just totally love them!

Best Buy’s Top Gifts For The #GreatestDad

Is the Dad in your life the one who brings the game home and turns the party up? Or, cutting edge, always on-the-go; not just keeping up but keeping ahead? Or, maybe the Dad that cherishes every day, and captures every moment? We all have different types of Dads in our lives. But one is not better than the other. We love them all! That is why this Father's Day, you can find great gifts at Best Buy to match any Dad's persona! Jason is a great hubby, and an awesome Daddy. I would say he is an Entertainer: he aspires to set up the ultimate man cave complete with gaming, sports, movies, listening to music, or just hanging out. He loves to share so he also has everything at the ready for entertaining a crowd.
Here are some great gift ideas for the Entertainer Dad like Jason:

Bose SoundTouch 20 Wi-Fi Music System
Apple TV
Samsung 48" Class LED 1080p 120Hz Smart HDTV
Krups Beertender
Stone bake pizza oven
Xbox One Console
Xbox One Wireless Controller
Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2D/3D 1080p 3LCD Projector
Samsung 2.1-Channel Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer
Sony Blu-ray Player
Star Wars: The Complete Saga Blu-ray
Back to the Future: 25th Anniversary Blu-ray
True Detective TV Show Blu-ray
Slingbox 500
Logitech Harmony Wireless Smart Keyboard
Beats Pill XL
8 bottle wine chiller Breville Smart oven
LG Microwave + Pizza Oven
PlayStation 4 console
Beats Studio Headphones
Marshall Stanmore Bluetooth Speaker
Anki Drive
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1
iPhone 5s Space Grey
HP ENVY TouchSmart Sleekbook Touch-screen Laptop
Powerstation mini Black
Samsung WiFi All Share Hub
iPad Air Lifeproof Nuud Case - Black
$50 iTunes Card
Large Full Motion Mount for TVs 32"-60"
Universal Soundbar Mount

Hurry and order now for Father's Day and get free shipping on qualified orders as well as the Best Buy Low-Price Guarantee!

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

TuneCore's New Partnerships

TuneCore is partnering with Bandzoogle to give musicians the opportunity to build a professional website that’s loaded with all the features and tools they need to engage fans and build a music career. Gets the Bandzoogle 30-Day Free Trial - Plus Save 15% on First Year.
Also, TuneCore is now a major distribution partner with KKBox, giving musicians the opportunity to get their music heard in the Asian market. This music market is ready to explode, and KKBox is taking the lead with over 200 million subscribers already! Check it out!
This post was created in partnership with eAccountable. All opinions are my own.

The Ozeri Green Earth Pan

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
Utilizing Greblon - an ultra-safe ceramic coating from Germany, the Green Earth Pan by Ozeri is one of the world's first frying pans to achieve non-stick perfection while remaining absolutely free of PTFE, PFOA and other harmful chemicals. Conventional cookware and other ceramic cookware brands achieve their non-stick performance through a coating of PTFE (PolyTetraFluoroEthylene), a synthetic substance that has waxy properties. At very high temperatures, PTFE begins to decompose and release fumes which are documented to be lethal to birds and small pets, and which can be harmful to humans. In addition, traditional pans incorporating PTFE are often manufactured with the aid of PFOA (PerFluoroOctanoic Acid), which the EPA has classified as a persistent pollutant of the environment.
With the Green Earth Pan's Greblon ceramic from Germany, even under high temperatures, no harmful toxic fumes are ever released into the environment. This is because the Green Earth Pan utilizes a 100% ceramic coating inspired by nature - not a laboratory. The Green Earth Pan's ceramic coating is completely free of PTFE and PFOA, and far more durable and scratch-resistant than other non-stick surfaces. With better non-stick properties, the Green Earth Pan allows you to saute, fry, bake, boil and braise with as little as half the amount of oil normally used, and cleaning is a breeze. The Green Earth Pan by Ozeri is made of the highest quality die-cast aluminum that allows for even cooking and fantastic browning without hot spots. It boasts a magnetized bottom for rapid heat transfer on induction stoves, and a heat resistant silicone coated handle. This version of the Green Earth Pan features a textured ceramic cooking surface. The elevations of the textured cooking surface create air pockets which distribute heat underneath food to enhance cooking performance. I've been waiting to try this pan out for a while now, and it is awesome!
 I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Chillout Fan #Giveaway

While we all love getting outside during the beautiful spring and summer weather, the rising temperatures can make indoor activities hot and uncomfortable. Trying to work in a stuffy office can be frustrating and unproductive and getting a restful night’s sleep in a hot bedroom is near impossible. The Chillout portable fan, with a 6 inch diameter, fits on even the smallest desks or nightstands. Plus the USB and AC adaptors allow you to go chord-free by plugging it in to your computer or electrical outlet for maximized ease of use.
Quick Facts:
6” diameter
1 speed setting
Quiet Operation
USB and AC adaptors plug into your computer or electrical outlet
Compact design fits on tabletops, nightstands, desks & counter-tops

This little fan packs a punch! I was pleasantly surprised! I love this fan, as it has been a great help these past few days when the temp has been near 90!

The Motel Life

Emile Hirsch (Lone Survivor) and Stephen Dorff (The Iceman) star in the “real and heartbreaking” film The Motel Life, coming to Blu-ray and DVD June 3rd from Cinedigm. Co-starring screen and music legend Kris Kristofferson and Dakota Fanning (The Runaways), the drama is based on the acclaimed debut novel by Willy Vlautin. The Motel Life also features animation by award-winning animator Mike Smith. Special features in the home entertainment release include The Motel Life featurette, an illustration gallery and trailer. The Motel Life is the directorial debut of brothers Alan and Gabe Polsky.

This award-winning film is a searing and profound examination of brotherhood set in the timeless Sierra Nevadan frontier. Frank (Emile Hirsch) and Jerry Lee (Stephen Dorff) are brothers who get by on telling fantastic stories and creating rich illustrations. When Jerry Lee is involved in a hit-and-run accident, the brothers are forced across the state to the home of Frank’s old flame, Annie (Dakota Fanning). While they seem safe from the law, Jerry Lee’s instability and all-consuming guilt render their future increasingly uncertain.

This movie is great. Be sure to have some tissues and be flooded with emotions!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Banner 4th Of July

Releasing June 10th from Hallmark comes Banner 4th Of July on DVD and Digital Platforms. In their late teens and early 20's, the Banner siblings Mitchell, Desiree, and Danny, made it big as a rock band, but everything fell apart when Desiree decided to leave the group at the height of their fame. Now, fifteen years later, their mother has a plan to bring the group back together and heal her fractured family. Will the siblings be able to put aside their differences and reunite or will they remain estranged forever? Starring Brooke White (American Idol finalist), Christian Campbell & Mercedes Ruehl.

This was a great movie, and I love love love the music! Can't get the songs out of my head!

Neat Foods

Neat is a healthy replacement for meat derived from nuts and other natural ingredients. It is an easy-to-make, great tasting replacement for all meats. Even the most choosy meat-eater will love this Neat healthy and quick way to serve your family's favorite dishes.
We got the Original Mix: Great for burgers and chili. Ingredients: Pecans, Garbanzo beans, Gluten-free Whole Grain Oats, Organic Whole Grain Gluten-free Cornmeal, Garlic, Onion, Sea Salt, and spices. You add water, eggs, and mix it up and cook it! It's a little weird to "make" meat, but it turns out really well. Neat is also available in Italian, Mexican, and Breakfast mixes.

Check it all out at Neat on Facebook, as well as Neat on Twitter.

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