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Friday, June 19, 2015

Winner

We have a winner for a copy of the Pirates Code movie Congratulations to Emi. Everyone don't forget to enter the new giveaway I posted today for the awesome tweezers from 42 Bees

42 BEES Slant Tip Tweezers Review and Giveaway





Product Description

Tweezers are a truly essential tool for personal grooming and first aid, and the quality of their design truly matters.

Ordinary tweezers are often too dull and thick to grip slender hairs, splinters and other items with ease, or they are pointed tweezers that are so sharp they can easily damage the skin or cause whatever you're pulling to break. Fortunately, there is a solution available to help you complete any task with the utmost of ease-- 42 Bees Pointed Tweezers are the answer!42 Bees Pointed Tweezers are professional black tweezers with an innovative extra.

The uniquely designed end doubles as a wide-toothed comb that is perfect for shaping the brows. This way, you can get the absolute best results from our eyebrow tweezers without having to reach for another tool as you pluck. The heads of our tweezers slant at the ideal angle to get close to the skin as you work, and they are sharpened to .4mm in thickness for control that no other eyebrow tweezers on the market today can offer.

Not just for shaping and sculpting the brows!

42 Bees Pointed Tweezers are the perfect precision tweezers for all types of tasks. Their extra sharp points make them easy-to-use ingrown hair tweezers that will allow you to whisk away hairs without damaging already irritated skin. Use them as first aid tweezers for removing ticks and splinters. With their revolutionary design and durable stainless steel construction, the tweezers are even ideal for hair removal from difficult-to-treat areas like nose hair, ear hair and hair along the bikini line. They even come in a PVC tube for sanitary safekeeping between uses.

Everyone wants perfect eyebrows, and we want to help make that easier for your with our unique, perfectly balanced slant tip tweezers!


My Thoughts
Tweezers are something that everyone needs whether man or woman. No one likes the ungroomed look. I can't tell you have many pairs of tweezers I have bought and thrown away because they didn't work. You are mostly using tweezers for fine work and if they don't grip tight enough to pull fine hairs, what is the point to having them.  These tweezers from 42 bees were super cute. They came in a little hexgon shaped box (like a honey comb shape) and then inside the box was a little tube with the tweezers inside. Perfect for storing them when you aren't using them. And there is the added bonus of the comb on the end for combing your eye brows. Have you seen people who's eyebrows are all wild and crazy looking ? These tweezers gripped perfectly and got even tiny fine hairs without pulling my skin.  I need to get a set for my first aid kit also  These are on sale right now and I strongly encourage you to buy a couple pairs at this price.

Order your Slant Tip Tweezers from 42 Bees today  or you can enter to win a pair below
PLEASE NOTE, I HAVE HAD TO CHANGE THE END DATE ON THE GIVEAWAY DUE TO THE SPONSOR. 



I received one or more products mentioned above for review purpose. No other form of compensation was received. My opinions are my own. Your opinion may vary from mine. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Pratisphere Ice Sphere Molds Review




Product Description

Pratisphere's unique ice sphere mold design lets you create a 2.5" ice spheres to keep your cocktail, whiskey, and other drinks cool, but not so diluted you can't enjoy them anymore.

Here's why Pratisphere is better than the rest:

★ Easy to fill: Remove the cap and fill to the line
★ Spheres easy to remove: Pull tab makes removing ice a breeze
★ Space saving: Stack to fit any freezer and conserve space
★ No messes: Large base prevents leaking and spilling
★ 4 Molds: Make 4 ice balls at once

✔ GREAT VALUE - Set of 4 individual high quality round ice cube trays makes 2.5 in (6.35 cm) slow melting whiskey ice balls, scotch ice balls, bourbon ice balls, and other cocktail ice balls to keep your drinks from getting water-downed
✔ EASY-TO-FILL DESIGNED ICE CUBE TRAY- Simple to fill: remove the cap, fill with water to the line, and freeze; other sphere ice molds require filling through a tiny hole and gets messy
✔ STABLE STACKABLE DESIGNED ICE MAKER - Unique design lets you stack sphere ice cube trays to conserve space; large base prevents tipping and spilling water all over your freezer
✔ SIMPLE ICE SPHERE REMOVAL - Easily remove round ice cubes from base thanks to easy to use pull tab on silicone cap; no unnecessary prying & prodding needed
✔ DURABLE & EASY TO MAINTAIN ICE TRAYS - Made from high quality FDA approved food grade silicone and BPA free plastic; dishwasher safe



My Thoughts
I love how easy these ice sphere molds are to use. Just fill them with water and gently put the cap on and freeze for 4-6 hours. Once its froze, you just need to run it under hot water to loosen the ice, pop the cap off and you have perfectly round balls of ice which last so much longer than cubes before melting. Even better if you make the ice balls of of tea, punch or whatever you are serving and you won't get a watery drink as the ice melts. These were super easy to use and so handy to have. Plus I can fill them up and stack them in the corner of the freezer and they are always ready to use and not taking up a lot of freezer space. As an added tip, if you use boiling water to make the ice, the balls will be clear and not cloudy.

Order your set of Ice Sphere Molds today.



I received one or more products mentioned above for review purpose. No other form of compensation was received. My opinions are my own. Your opinion may vary from mine. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Drama-free Wine & Cocktail glasses Review





NEVER BREAK A GLASS AGAIN! With our drama-free glasses you can entertain in style, without the worries. Our glasses are known for their brilliant clarity—such clarity that makes them easily mistaken as crystal. Unlike crystal, however, these glasses won’t crack or break, which makes them ideal for entertaining anywhere, anytime. These shatterproof 16oz glasses allow you to enjoy your wine (or any drink) indoors or outdoors (think pool, patio, boat, campground, RV, etc)!

Besides our durability, what else makes us better than our plastic competitors? For starters, we use USA-made Tritan plastic, which is 100% BPA-free/EA-free and FDA-approved. We don’t believe that you should have to be worrying about yucky chemicals leaching into your drinks. We don’t have tolerance for that junk—and we don’t think you should, either.

We’ve also paid special attention to our rim and our bottom—because there is nothing worse than a plastic cup rim that’s rough and nips at your lips. Who needs that? We’ve managed to make extra-smooth rims while keeping our glasses ultra-thin—quite a feat! AND...we have smooth bottoms! Our "No-Bubble Bottom" policy makes this wine & cocktail glass look like real glass, not some cheap, plastic cup.

Lastly, our glasses are actually dishwasher safe!! Avoid being stuck at the sink after a dinner party washing by hand—just throw the glasses in the dishwasher on a non-heated setting, and head to bed!

To put it simply? We’re your best no-break, no-fear, crystal-clear, chemical-free, lip-saver, dishwasher-safe, party-on choice! 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed.


  • PREVENT PARTY DRAMA with shatterproof glasses. Our glasses' virtually indestructible construction will leave you free to enjoy company without the fear of breakage. From the dining table to the pool to camping-we have you covered.
  • ENTERTAIN IN STYLE with crystal clear TRITAN plastic glasses that provide the brilliance of a fine glass. There's no need to sacrifice practicality for clarity-be prepared to receive compliments on how well they showcase wine, cocktails or any other drink you serve.
  • PRIORITIZE YOUR PEACE OF MIND. Keep harmful ingredients out of your drink. Our USA-MADE Tritan plastic is not only some of the safest, it's also durable enough to be washed in the top rack of your dishwasher on a non-heated setting. DISHWASHER SAFE. 100% BPA-FREE & EA-FREE.
  • ENJOY SMOOTH RIMS. Our glasses are just like real wine glasses in every way. Standard plastic wine glasses have uncomfortable edges. Taza rims feel like a real glass. Save your lips for better things.
  • ENJOY ALL OF YOUR FAVORITE BEVERAGES. TaZa! 16 oz glasses are perfectly designed to be versatile for any drink. Enjoy wine, cocktails, lemonade, juice, or even dessert. They're lightweight and comfortable to hold - even for kids.

My Thoughts
I love the idea of shatterproof glasses. A number of years back I damaged a nerve in my arm and it caused my hand to go numb. I would never know when it was going to happen so I ended up breaking a lot of dishes until everything got replaced with plastic. Plastic just isn't as pretty or elegant as glass though. But thanks to these beautiful glasses, beauty is back. Just by looking at them you can't tell they aren't glass. I don't have to worry about giving the grandbabies a drink and them dropping the glass and getting cut on pieces of glass. This was a great idea whoever came up with them.

Order your set of Drama Free Wine and Cocktail Glasses today



I received one or more products mentioned above for review purpose. No other form of compensation was received. My opinions are my own. Your opinion may vary from mine. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.


Sunday, June 14, 2015

Pirate's Code: The adventure of Mickey Matson Review and Giveaway


Here's a little about Pirate's Code: The Adventures of Mickey Matson, "In this follow up to Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Treasure, Mickey Matson is at it again; this time pitted against the evil Admiral Ironsides and his gang of pirates who are intent on destroying civilization. They're new invention, the Tesla Coil, is a weapon of mass destruction that will send an electromagnetic pulse throughout the world, destroying every electronic device in existence. With the help of a secret organization, Mickey and his best friend Sully embark on a mission to stop the pirates from taking over a submarine and stealing the last part needed to complete their devastating weapon. If Admiral Ironsides succeeds in his plan, civilization will be sent back to the Stone Age. It's a race against time, and the fate of the world hangs in the balance." Running Time 91 minutes- Rating NR




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Official Website:  http://mickeymatson.com

Buy your copy of Pirate's Code

My Thoughts
I like movies that I can share with my grandchildren without having to worry about what they are going to see. There isn't any bad language in the movie and only slight violence. Its got quite a bit of humor in the movie.  The kids are like secret agents. I like that it shows both boys and girls as strong smart kids. This was a sequel but other than a few scenes for the most part you don't have to worry about the first movie.  The wonderful people at FlyBy Promotions are giving a copy of this movie to one of my blog readers. Enter below to win but please don't waste your time if you have already won from Flyby in the past 30 days. This is a quick giveaway and ends on Thursday night.  You have 48 hours to respond to the email with your mailing details so I recommend leaving your information on the giveaway entry to so I can send it right it without waiting to hear back from you.


“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

Friday, June 12, 2015

Between a Rock and a Hard Place Book Review



Between a Rock and a Hard Place
A Potting Shed Mystery

by Marty Wingate
Random House Publishing Group - Alibi

Description
Perfect for fans of Laura Childs, Ellery Adams, and Jenn McKinlay, Marty Wingate's enchanting Potting Shed Mystery series heads to Scotland as Pru Parke plans her wedding . . . all while a vengeful murderer is poised to strike again.

After her romantic idyll with the debonair Detective Chief Inspector Christopher Pearse culminates in a marriage proposal, Pru Parke sets about arranging their nuptials while diving into a short-term gig at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. At hand is the authentication of a journal purportedly penned by eighteenth-century botanist and explorer Archibald Menzies. Compared to the chaos of wedding planning, studying the journal is an agreeable task . . . that is, until a search for a missing cat leads to the discovery of a dead body: One of Pru's colleagues has been conked on the head with a rock and dumped from a bridge into the Water of Leith.

Pru can't help wondering if the murder has something to do with the Menzies diary. Is the killer covering up a forgery? Among the police's many suspects are a fallen aristocrat turned furniture maker, Pru's overly solicitous assistant, even Pru herself. Now, in the midst of sheer torture by the likes of flamboyant wedding dress designers and eccentric church organists, Pru must also uncover the work of a sly murderer—unless this bride wants to walk down the aisle in handcuffs.

My Thoughts
This was a hard book for me to really get into because the intro scene is about finding a body so you know there has been a murder but then the book starts out with Pru and her fiance Christopher on holiday. It was over 30% in the book before the murder occurred. I would have preferred this to be classified as fiction instead of mystery.  The only other issue I had with this book was the volume of characters in it. There were just so many people that I had a hard time keeping straight who was who.
I enjoyed the book once I got over expecting it to be a mystery book. I really like the characters of Pru and Christopher and how they interact with each other and are there for one another. I quite enjoyed the middle age romance story. I liked learning about the history of gardening subjects. I just really wish it was not classed as a mystery. I felt deceived because that opening scene was misleading. The boys in the preview are never heard of again. I dont' think that later on when the murder really occurs, the boys are even mentioned as having found the body.

I received one or more products mentioned above for review purpose. No other form of compensation was received. My opinions are my own. Your opinion may vary from mine. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Spelled by Betsy Schow


Fairy Tale Survival Rule #32: If you find yourself at the mercy of a wicked witch, sing a romantic ballad and wait for your Prince Charming to save the day.

Yeah, no thanks. Dorthea is completely princed out. Sure being the crown princess of Emerald has its perks―like Glenda Original ball gowns and Hans Christian Louboutin heels. But a forced marriage to the not-so-charming prince Kato is so not what Dorthea had in mind for her enchanted future.

Talk about unhappily ever after.

Trying to fix her prince problem by wishing on a (cursed) star royally backfires, leaving the kingdom in chaos and her parents stuck in some place called "Kansas." Now it's up to Dorthea and her pixed off prince to find the mysterious Wizard of Oz and undo the curse...before it releases the wickedest witch of all and spells The End for the world of Story.


My Thoughts
I like to try new books once in a while that are something that I wouldn't normally read. I am so glad I made that decision with Spelled. This is just such a fun read. It is like Grimm's Fairy Tales has a head on collision with the Wizard of Oz. I love all the quotes from various characters at the end of each chapter. There is no rhyme or reason to the characters appearing, you can have a complete mix of fairy tale with Oz but it works.  I like the puns and quotes in the book. Its funny and fast moving.  The cover graphics are awesome, what woman doesn't love a pair of sparkly heels :).

 The book starts out with spoiled brat princess Dorthea, who thinks the world revolves around her (typical teenager). She pretty much ruins the entire world and then has to fix it with the help of her unwanted fiance and her smart aleck kleptomaniac former maid. You see Dorthea's character developing and becoming much more aware of the world around her and of course falling in love with the fiance who isn't as awful as she thought he was. The author does a great job keeping the story interesting and there are a few surprises throughout the book. Spelled isn't going to change the world as we know it but really who wants to read serious depressing stuff all the time. Perfect summer read for anyone 13 and above. (there are a few characters who die so if  your child is super sensitive, you might want to skip this for a while) Honestly even as someone in the middle years, I really enjoyed this book. I am so ready to read the next book already.

I received one or more products mentioned above for review purpose. No other form of compensation was received. My opinions are my own. Your opinion may vary from mine. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Facial Sponge - Konjac Sponge With Activated Bamboo Charcoal





Product Description

What do you get?
AFTER USING IT YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO STOP CARESSING OF YOUR VELVET FACE - How to make your skin flawless is a dream of every woman. And this facial konjac sponge intelligently does exactly this. Gently yet effectively exfoliates dead skin cells, removes toxins, oils and impurities from your skin. Furthermore, it removes fatigue appearance and customers have amazing results with acne skin. And there's more, it does miracles on the most sensitive skin too.

100% SAFE FOR EVERY DAY USE BECAUSE it is luxuriously gentle, pH balanced and doesn't damage your skin as other harsh products do. This is the secret to your all-time glowing skin. You will even save your money, because this sponge doesn't require a cleanser and does all the job of removing blackheads and breakouts.

IMPROVED TEARDROP SHAPE SUITABLE FOR FACE AND BODY CARE - New soft rounded ergonomically designed shape allows you to exfoliate hard-to-reach parts (e.g. around your eyes). Ideal shape and size to use gently on your face or harder on your body because it comes with 2 different layers. Customers report it being their best friend in the bathroom.

100% NATURAL ECO-AND-ANIMAL FRIENDLY BIODEGRADEABLE - We have evaluated dozens of sponges on the market before putting our name below it. The konjac fiber is grown on a very high altitude in Japan, Korea and China, thus being very pure and pollutant free. It is filled with precious nutrients such as protein, carbohydrate, iron, phosphorus, copper, zinc, vitamins A, E, D, B1, B2, B6, B12, C and folic acid. Your skin will thank you every day!

ENJOY THE COMFORTABLE 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE

My Thoughts
Everyone has been talking about these sponges so I really wanted to try one but when I got the sponge, I was afraid to use it at first. When the sponge is dry, it is very hard almost like a rock so I thought it would be too rough on my skin. I worked up my courage and gave the Konjac sponge a try and was very pleased to find out that once its wet, then it is much softer and more pliable. The texture felt odd on my skin but I liked how my skin looked and felt after using the sponge. I am glad I finally worked up my nerve to give it a try. My face feels so soft and dewy now.

Order your Konjac Sponge with Activated Bamboo Charcoal today.

I received one or more products mentioned above for review purpose. No other form of compensation was received. My opinions are my own. Your opinion may vary from mine. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Bonnie Bear Plush Toy Review





Product Description

A new plush toy bear sold by Baby First Corporation, one of the new Tillie the duck friends on the TV.

~Soft, cozy and just the right size for babies and toddlers
-Free standing
-Hand washable material
-Toy is 12" high

~Manufacturer recommended age: 3 months and up

My Thoughts
When I first saw this bear, I knew I wanted her because she is so cute. I hadn't heard of the Tillie duck friends before because we don't watch Baby First TV. When my 18 month granddaughter saw Bonnie, she had to have her. The bear is well made with tight stitching stitching so I didn't have to worry about the stuffing coming out and the eyes aren't a bit loose. The bear is super soft and feels so plushy. The 3 year old wanted her also but I gave her something else to play with :). I think the apron she is wearing is just adorable and the flower on the head is too cute. My granddaughter has been toting her everywhere with her and sleeping with Bonnie and the bear is still holding up. Bonnie can even stand up on her own if you stand her up.

Order your Bonnie Bear Plush Toy today

I received one or more products mentioned above for review purpose. No other form of compensation was received. My opinions are my own. Your opinion may vary from mine. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

FSL Zn30 In Ear Headphones





Product Description

Studio Sound
The FSL Zinc in-ear monitors feature a natural and perfectly balanced sound so users can listen to music the was it was intended. The audio scientists at FSL have tuned the Zinc with the perfect level of bass that can suit anyone's taste, whilst allowing enough space for the mid and top end to shine through the mix. The result is an uncompromising, world-class sound that beats any high-end set of in ear monitors.
Redefining Value
The FSL Zinc truly redefines the meaning of the word value, using only the best materials, designed with expertise by some of today's leading audio engineers and professionals. The FSL Zinc in-ear monitors defy the budget price point and easily stand up to any earphones at several times the price.
Zinc Construction
The FSL Zinc in ear monitors not only look and sound great, but they are durable enough to withstand all the rigours of every day use. The premium grade electroplated zinc alloy resists corrosion, dampness and extreme temperatures.
Tectonic Fit Kit
With the included Tectonic Fit Kit, users can choose from a range of tips and accessories to find the right fit for ears of any size and shape. The kit includes: four pairs of silicone tips (XS, S, M ,L), a pair of double flanged tips, a pair of expanding foam tips, 3 sizes of ear fins for extra grip in the ear, and ear hooks for those that prefer to wear over the ear.
Tangle Free Cable and Hard Case
The Zinc feature a flat, tangle free cable for ease of use. Although virtually indestructible, The FSL Zinc also comes with a hard case for added protection plus a place to store all the added accessories so users can stay organized.

My Thoughts
I have a slight hearing loss and have trouble distinguishing between sounds mostly so I often have the sound up louder than others like. I was given an opportunity to try out these headphones and boy were they great. The sound quality is so much higher than I have gotten with other headphones even ones that cost more than these. I also loved that you get a variety of tip sizes since all ears aren't the same.  One of the biggest problems I have had in the past when I tried headphones was getting the cable tangled up but the tangle free cord really did what it said and I didn't have to keep freeing up the cord.  I think these are an awesome deal at this price and to get such quality.

Order your set of FSL Zn30 In Ear Headphones today.

I received one or more products mentioned above for review purpose. No other form of compensation was received. My opinions are my own. Your opinion may vary from mine. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Winners

Another giveaway has ended and we have 2 new winners for a coupon for a free Renuzit Pearl Scent. Congratulations to Amy and Janet.

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

The Longest Yard Sale Book Review



I received a complimentary copy of this book from Kensington Publishing through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

About the book

ONE MAN’S CLUTTER

When Sarah Winston turns Ellington, Massachusetts, into New England’s largest garage sale for a day, it’s the small town’s biggest event since the start of the Revolutionary War—but without the bloodshed. That is, until a valuable painting goes missing…and the lifeless body of an Air Force officer is found in Carol Carson’s painting studio, his face perfectly framed with the murder weapon—a metal picture frame.

IS ANOTHER MAN’S CLOVER
Sarah is mad as heck that someone used her town-wide garage sale to commit a crime—and frame her good friend Carol. She is definitely on this case…but it’s not easy rummaging through increasingly strange clues that point to cheating spouses, downright dirty investment schemes—even the mob. And Sarah will have to be very careful if she wants to live to bargain another day…

About the Author

Sherry Harris started bargain hunting in second grade at her best friend's yard sale. She honed her bartering skills as she moved around the country while her husband served in the Air Force. Sherry uses her love of garage sales, her life as a military spouse, and her time living in Massachusetts as inspiration for the Sarah Winston Garage Sale series.

I haven't read anything by Sherry Harris before but I have to say I love her writing style. I really liked the characters in this book and the flow. Once I started reading this book, I honestly couldn't put it down until I had read the whole thing. I love cozy mysteries and this was a great one. Sadly most cozy mysteries can be solved by the end of chapter one but that isn't true with this book. I did have it figured out before the end but it was unexpected. I like how the author ties the characters in and all the different plot directions. I love to yard sale and thought how cute to have a series related to yard saling. I can't wait to see how book 3 turns out because I want to know how the romance is going to work out. I thought this was a great book and will be recommending it to my friends.

This book will be released on Amazon on June 30th so preorder your copy today. You don't want to miss this book.
And don't miss book 1 in the series Tagged for Death

I received one or more products mentioned above for review purpose. No other form of compensation was received. My opinions are my own. Your opinion may vary from mine. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
 
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