Monday, June 30, 2014

Stephen's Stovetop BBQ Grill

Do weather conditions constantly impede on your ability to barbeque at home? Do you live in an apartment, condo, or other rental unit where you’re unable to keep your own outdoor grill? Do you love barbeque-style cuisine and want to eat healthier? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, Stephen’s Stovetop BBQ Grill is the perfect innovative product for you. The stovetop grill makes it easy to grill your favorite foods, year-round.
Stephen’s Stovetop BBQ Grill is an 11” round cooking surface made of heavy-grade durable aluminum. This unique indoor grill is used on gas range stoves only and has the ability to give foods that distinct delicious barbeque flavor. The stove top grill is safe, easy to use and includes a nonstick drip tray that collects excess grease from your food while it’s cooking, making your meal healthier and tastier.

This is great for us here in the apartments. It works awesome!

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Sun Bum

Sun Bum sun care products are carefully formulated to protect those of us who live and love in the sun. The bad news is, one in five of us will get skin cancer due to sun exposure. One in five. That’s more than all other cancers combined. The good news is, we can reduce the risk by 80% simply by regularly using approved sun care products. Sun Bum sunscreens are tested, approved, and recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation (SCF). The SCF is internationally recognized as the educational leader to the public and medical communities related to skin cancer prevention. The SCF does not approve or lend its seal of approval to higher risk products that do not meet their stringent standards.
I am a redhead, so I burn at the mere thought of  the sun, ha ha! And Callan is fair like me, so he needs the protection as well. We got some great products from Sun Bum!
SPF 70 Sunscreen - This moisturizing sunscreen formula will protect your skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays while enriching your skin with Vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps to neutralize free radicals, which are the main cause of premature skin aging. Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Protection. Water Resistant for up to 80 Minutes.
Cool Down Gel - So you got greedy and burned your skin. Ease the pain and calm your skin with Cool Down Gel. Vitamin E enriched, the soothing Aloe Gel will rehydrate your sun-baked skin and ease the pain of a burn and help prevent peeling. Keep it refrigerated for bonus relief. Restores and protects sun damaged skin. Provides fast relief from sunburn pain. Contains soothing and cooling Aloe.

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

My Last Kiss

My Last Kiss by Bethany Neal

About The Book:
What if your last kiss was with the wrong boy? Cassidy Haines remembers her first kiss vividly. It was on the old covered bridge the summer before her freshman year with her boyfriend of three years, Ethan Keys. But her last kiss - the one she shared with someone at her seventeenth birthday party the night she died - is a blur. Cassidy is trapped in the living world, not only mourning the loss of her human body, but left with the grim suspicion that her untimely death wasn't a suicide as everyone assumes. She can't remember anything from the weeks leading up to her birthday and she's worried that she may have betrayed her boyfriend. If Cassidy is to uncover the truth about that fateful night and make amends with the only boy she'll ever love, she must face her past and all the decisions she made - good and bad - that led to her last kiss.

My Thoughts:
This is a great read. A first from this author, and she has done good! This book keeps you intrigued and hooked until the end! A good addition to all the sci-fi books out there these days.

About The Author:
Bethany Neal writes young-adult novels with a little dark side and a lot of kissing from her Ann Arbor, Michigan home. She graduated from Bowling Green State University and is obsessed with (but not limited to): nail polish, ginormous rings, pigs, pickles, and dessert.

Buy this book at My Last Kiss on Amazon.

This book is this week's featured book on the Summer Reading Challenge with Booksparks!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

EZ Grip Bike Light

LumenX Ez Grip Bike Light consists of a front bike light and a rear tail light which can fit and can easily attach to any bike – mountain bike, street bike or children’s bike. It has a high quality silicone material and a water resistant property which makes it great for safety and emergencies.
LumenX offers the new high quality dual energy efficient LED bike light which are super bright, with 90 lumens and provide up to 150M safe use. For added safety, it has 1 red LED for the rear light and 1 white LED front light. It can be used in four modes: constant, strobe, disco strobe, and epileptic fit strobe. The EZ Grip Bike Light has an energy saving feature which can last up to 130 hours of flashing and 25 hours of constant light. It also has an easy integrated clip feature which allows quick mounting and fits around any handlebar, seat post and frame tube. Guaranteed to have the best LEDs which offers the best performance bike light at a minimal cost.
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.

Fairy Tales Hair Care

From hiking and rock climbing to sharing stories around a bonfire, some of the best memories for children are made at summer camp; but sometimes those great memories are overshadowed by a common yet unfortunate problem - a lice outbreak. As a parent, it is frustrating getting a phone call about your child while he/she is away at camp, especially if it relates to head lice. This summer, you don’t have to dread waiting for that phone call by putting Fairy Tales Rosemary Repel Natural Lice Prevention products in your child’s summer camp bag.
Fairy Tales Rosemary Repel Natural Lice Prevention line has professional hair-care products designed to prevent head lice and is a must-have for any kid’s summer camp bag! The chemical and toxin free products cleanse and nourish your child’s hair through the use of organic herbs and natural plant extracts in order to help prevent unwanted critters.

Rosemary Repel Shampoo combines organic rosemary, citronella, tea tree, anise, lavender and geranium oils to gently help repel lice. This sulfate-free product hydrates and nourishes the hair to keep your kid’s locks looking fabulous.

The Rosemary Repel Creme Conditioner works perfectly after using the Rosemary Repel Shampoo to eliminate tangles and leave hair looking revitalized.

Loaded with organic herbs, the Rosemary Repel Conditioning Spray is a parent’s number one defense against head lice – a spray per day keeps the lice away! With this product line, say goodbye to fear of head lice and hello to beautiful and frizz-free hair. This trio of products is essential to keeping your kids’ hair looking great while also preventing head lice.

 There is nothing more frustrating for a child than having to sit and watch his or her friends participate in activities from the sidelines because of head lice.


What Richard Did

What Richard Did follows Richard Karlsen, golden-boy athlete and undisputed alpha-male of his privileged set of South Dublin teenagers, through the summer between the end of school and the beginning of University. The world is bright and everything seems possible, until in one summer night Richard does something that destroys it all and shatters the lives of the people closest to him. What Richard Did is a quietly devastating study of a boy confronting the gap between who he thought he was and who he proves to be.

Starring Jack Reynor, Sam Keeley, and Lars Mikkelsen. See the movie now on Amazon.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

P&G Everyday - For Your Every Day Life #PGeveryday

Let P&G everyday be your favorite resource to access products, services, ideas, inspiration and advice. To be the friend you call on to help make your every day just that little bit easier. P&G serves approximately 4.8 billion people around the world with its brands. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. P&G everyday is committed to making every day just a little easier by helping you achieve a life full of rewarding moments. Every day. The site aims to inspire, support and empower you to unlock the extraordinary potential in your everyday life.
P&G everyday is about listening to what you truly need and sharing resourceful ideas, advice and products to make it easy for you to enjoy life - every day. The site features content and resources on beauty, family, food, health, home and more - all alongside great offers from the innovative and trusted brands you love.
What you will discover on P&G everyday? Delicious recipes, beauty trends, and smart tips. New products to try out for yourself, family and home. Product ratings and reviews. Fresh ideas and inspiration. Coupons and samples from your trusted brands. And much more! P&G everyday is your online platform created by Procter & Gamble, a company that has been establishing brands for the past 175 years, helping people around the world have extraordinary days. Every day.

Check it all out at P&G Everyday on Facebook, as well as P&G Everyday on Twitter.

Lithium Coin Battery Safety

As mothers we know the importance of keeping small items out of a child’s reach to avoid ingestion. Among these items are lithium coin batteries. Every year, thousands of cases of coin battery ingestions are reported, and swallowing batteries can lead to serious injury or death. Duracell has taken steps to prevent battery ingestions by updating the packaging and product to have more obvious warnings. But the root of the problem remains: there is a lack of awareness around which devices in the home have coin batteries and what other safety measures can be taken to prevent ingestion. Take a close look at the Infographic, and get proactive.

State Traditions Clothing

Based in Birmingham, Alabama, State Traditions creates top-notch, state, and country-inspired apparel and accessories that reflect traditions across America and the world. What makes State Traditions unique is that the brand focuses on what people already have a connection with: hometown pride, cherished memories and favorite pastimes. Whether that means sporting a gameday hat to the local team's ball game, donning an America tour visor for that next round of golf, or wearing a state-inspired t-shirt to represent a tradition, ST has all the options covered. After all, the places we come from and the things we love to remember make us who we are.
With the 4th of July coming up, it is the perfect time of year to sport American Pride apparel! We got Jason an America Traditional Bottomland Camo hat by Mossy Oak. 100% cotton. Classic six-panel construction slouch fit hat. Country-inspired logo embroidered on front. Adjustable back strap with brass clasp. It is really soft, I almost stole it from him. But he likes it and needed a new hat anyhow! And, okay, he looks good in it!


Bo-Po Nail Polish

Worx Toys is re-launching the original Brush It On and Peel It Off nail polish with improved formula & vibrant colors. They are bringing back the memories, vibrancy, smells, smiles, and the fun of brushing on and peeling off of Bo-Po nail polish that was originally made popular in the 80's by Tinkerbell Play Cosmetics. Many popular toys of the 80's might have left the toy shelves off and on over the years but they never left the hearts and memories of those that played with them. Now, the little girls who grew up with these toys are parents and can create new memories with their kids of painting their nails, blowing gently on the fingertips to dry them, and then peeling it off to start again with the new and improved Bo-Po nail polish.
Reformulated to meet today's stringent safest standards, Bo-Po nail plush brushes on and peels off in seconds to start fresh again and again. Available in 10 vibrant colors to match every mood and style, the new Bo-Po features a sweet vanilla smell and a spill-proof bottle which is perfect for little hands playing beauty shop, pop star, or dressing up for a special outing. And the best part of Bo-Po is that it is non-toxic without harsh smelling chemicals, and kids can simply peel off the polish without the need of any acetone which can damage nails. With the new Bo-Po line, kids can experience fun, spontaneity and amazement of brushing on and peeling off. I remember hording my Bo-Po and hiding it from my sisters! Hee hee. And now I can share these with my nieces! So much fun!

Bo-Po is available at Amazon, Nordstrom, Burlington Coat Factory, Bed Bath & Beyond, Learning Express Toys, Bealls Florida Department Stores, and The Johnson Smith Company.

Check it all out at Bo-Po on Facebook, as well as Bo-Po on Twitter.
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.

ScarAway Daily Discs & Sheets

ScarAway shrinks, flattens and fades scars, both old and new, with the same clinically proven silicone sheet technology used by plastic surgeons, hospitals, and burn centers nationwide. I was able to try some of the new products by ScarAway.
New ScarAway Daily Discs:
Use the same advanced patented silicone technology as their larger sheet counterparts but come in a petite, round format that is perfect for smaller scars (such as those that result from biopsies, mole removal, and acne blemishes). They measure 1.375” in diameter and are ideal for scars one inch or less in diameter. They are easy to apply and virtually invisible. These are perfect for the scars I have from the laparoscopic surgeries I have had. Also, these are great for Callan's knees from the falls and scrapes he gets.
New ScarAway Flex Long Sheets:
Use new Flexisil technology to help shrink, flatten, and fade longer scars that may result from C-sections, tummy tucks, orthopedic procedures or other surgeries, as well as injuries and burns. Measuring 1.5 x 7”, they deliver slight direct pressure, and mimic the natural barrier function of healthy skin, diminishing the scar’s appearance and restoring skin to a more natural texture and color. With their superior stretching and adhesion capabilities, ScarAway Flex Long Sheets are ideal for scars located on or near joints and complement an active lifestyle. I like these for my two C-section scars, not that anyone sees them other than Jason, ha ha.

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


Friday, June 27, 2014

The Amazing Legacy of James E. Hanger, Civil War Soldier

The newly published book, "The Amazing Legacy of James E. Hanger, Civil War Soldier" written by Bob O'Connor tells the story of the war's first amputee, a member of the Churchville Confederate cavalry.

Hanger, a former engineering student, lost his leg to amputation in the first land battle of the war at Philippi, VA (now West Virginia). Hanger was very dissatisfied with the Yankee issued peg leg. It was "better than nothing" but not functional. So he built a limb for himself that had a hinge at both the knee and the ankle. By the end of 1861, he was operating an artificial limb plant making Hanger limbs.

At first he provided limbs for dismembered veterans from the Confederacy.

A meeting with Abraham Lincoln provided Mr. Hanger with the opportunity after the war ended to become a preferred vender for veterans who fought on both sides.

Over the years he obtained many patents for improvements on his original Hanger limb.

His business expanded during the industrial revolution later in the century to provide for those injured in accidents in American factories and along the country's vast railroads.

By the time of his death in 1919, Hanger had worn an artificial leg for 58 years. His company operated plants in Richmond, St. Louis, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Pittsburg in the United States and in London and France.

Over 60,000 persons were wearing Hanger limbs including many of his company's employees.

Today the company that bears his name (Hanger Inc.) is a member of the New York Stock Exchange. It has 740 clinics in the United States and is the country's largest provider of prosthetics and orthotics. The company cares for over 1 million patients annually.

Even today people who wear Hanger limbs have no idea that their artificial limb goes back to James E. Hanger, and the American Civil War.

Buglet Bug Repellent Bracelet

Buglet is a reusable, all-natural insect repellent slap bracelet for kids. The bracelet houses a pumice stone face dial that absorbs and emits a mild scent of the insect repellent oil. The oil never touches the child as it is directly applied to the pumice stone, so it is great for kids with sensory and skin sensitivities. You just add more oil as the scent fades and more protection will be needed if the stone gets wet. The Buglet repellent oil contains 100% natural oils with 100% active ingredients. There is zero DEET or harmful toxins in this product.
I was skeptical whether or not a bracelet would keep bugs away, but it really does seem to help, and Callan thinks it is cool to wear the bracelet. I want one for myself, ha ha! Callan got the Funky Monkey Orange bracelet.
Funky Monkey is ready to repel mosquitoes and other pesky nibblers! The DEET-free, all natural bug repellent oils and vivid orange is the perfect accessory for any outfit. When wearing this stylish Buglet, kids are free to monkey around outside all day. Orange-dream color with fun monkey character. Soft, sweat-resistant rubberized material. Easy-to-use slap bracelet design. Tile and repellent oil included.

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

PawPurity #PetCare2020

PawPurity is the result of many years of working to make the lives of pets and their owners better, safer, healthier, and easier.  PawPuri...