Thursday, May 31, 2012

GoGo squeeZ

Having 2 little sisters is a lot of fun. Getting them to eat healthy...not so much. It is sometimes really hard to pull them away from the chips and candy especially when healthy food is not fun and can be a bit messy. GoGo squeeZ has made it easy for me to get my sisters to eat healthy. The best part? They LOVE it!!! GoGo squeeZ is squeeZable fruit that comes in a cute little pouch, it is available in several flavors (apple-apple, apple-banana, apple-cinnamon, apple-peach, apple-strawberry, and apple-mango) and it is also resealable (even though my sisters devour them in a single sitting). These are perfect to put in a diaper bag, purse, lunch box, backpack, you can take it anywhere for snacks while you are out and about or picnics. It is a fun and easy way to get kids and adults alike to eat more fruit.

Today on their Facebook page GoGo squeeZ stated that they are partenering with the Fresh Air Fund (a non-profit group that has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.7 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877) GoGo squeeZ will be donating $1 for every tweet that contains #PassThePlay. I hope that you partner with GoGo squeeZ and share a tweet; I already have. So many of us tweet just because but this is a great way to support an awesome cause too.



*Photo courtesy of GoGo squeeZ Facebook Page*

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Cross and Butterfly Jewelry

I discovered this site on Facebook during a giveaway and I am so thankful I did. This lady makes beautiful hand crafted jewelry. Her page is inspirational and uplifting. She has such a sweet spirit you can't help but smile sometimes. Both my mom and my sisters teacher LOVED the bracelets that I got from her. If you are looking for an inspirational piece jewelry I definitly reccommend Cross and Butterfly Jewelry.

http://www.facebook.com/crossandbutterfly


**Photo from Cross and Butterfly Jewelry Facebook page**

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Ink Garden Personalized Products

The first time I used this company was last year for a Christmas present. Ink Garden has several specials they run a year and last year it was for a free item (there were several to choose from) and you just pay for shipping so I decided to get my sister a mouse pad. I had been looking for years for a turtle mouse pad never finding one I liked. So using Ink Garden's very simple process I customzed a turtle mouse pad for my sister. She LOVED it!!!! Here it is!


Then I ordered my mom a notebook for mothers day. I was able to customize not only the pictures on the front and inside of the notebook but also customize what I wanted the back cover and inside back cover to say. I was so excited and she cried when she got it! Tears of joy of course :)



It was amazing to give a gift that I composed and Ink Garden so wonderfully put together. Ink Garden's products are high quality and what I recieved totally exceeded my expectaions! Right now they are offering a FREEFORDAD campaign where you pay just shipping on one of several products (a mug, mouse pad, or notebook) and shipping ranges from $4.99 to $5.99 for ground shipping. This year I am getting my dad something (but can't post it yet it will be a surprise!) I 100% recommend this site because it is perfect if you are searching for that one of a kind gift to give!



Monday, May 28, 2012

Soap Hope

Earlier this year I was kind of in a rut when it came to my shower supplies. I was using the same old soap or body wash and kind of getting bored with it. Now dont get me wrong there is is nothing bad about Vicki's or Bath and Body works line but I was just kind of bored. So I went browsing and discovered on Facebook this company called Soap Hope. I was intrigued first by what they offer (quality organic soaps) then pulled in by what they do. If you go to their Facebook page and click about this is what you will see "At soaphope.com, every dollar of profit goes to lift women out of poverty. Find everything good for body and home, from bodycare to cookware. Shop and be a part of it!" So I decided to give it a try and I have to say I was more than pleased with what I got. My soap arrived in a very timely manner (less than a week for standard shipping and I think it was 3 or 4 days. Your shipment comes in a cardboard box made by a woman in proverty so it is not the best but it once again strikes home the cause you are supporting by making a purchase from Soap Hope. So I decided to purchase the Geranium Indonesian Patchouli Soap Bar By Hugo Naturals...I have to admit I am not a fan of Patchouli but others in my house are and I mostly bought this soap because it was pretty :) Once I opened it though I was in love! The soap was amazing and the scent lingered on my skin for several hours after showering. As an added bonus Soap Hope offeres free samples with any paid order so you can try other scents that you may want to smell before you buy. Also as far as organic soaps go the prices were quite reasonable. So I have to say if you are in a bit of a body wash rut and wish to support an awesome cause check out Soap Hope!

http://store.soaphope.com/Geranium-Indonesian-Patchouli-p/hgn0055.htm

Land of the Free Because of the Brave

With all of the shopping, bar-be-que's, trips to the lakes, or just hanging out by the pool the real meaning of Memorial Day can sometimes get lost. So let us take a moment to reflect upon those who gave their time, sweat, blood, tears, and some ultimately their lives so that we, as Americans, can enjoy a land free of tyranny and oppression. I wish to thank all of our vets past, present, and future for your service to our country and for allowing me to live in a land where I can truly be free. Happy Memorial Day everyone!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Scentsy---All about the consultant

So here is a non-book review! Scentsy is a company that sells plug-in's...bars...hanging circles...stuffed animals (that they call Scentsy buddies)...travel tins...pouches...a body care and home care line (called layers) and now introducing Fondue (Velata) The products are high quality the smells last and the buddies are adorable :) but what sold me on Scentsy what really had me hooked was my rep. You can have a great product but if you cant find a good, dependable, friendly sales rep you might as well not even try selling! Gloria (my rep) is all of those and more :) She got me hooked with a Scentsy circle and has kept me purchasing by giving me exceptional customer service...if you haven't tried Scentsy and you love candles then I highly recommened it and Gloria to you! https://glorialouthan.scentsy.us/Scentsy/Home

New Paranormal Read

Willow Cross : Birthright (The Dark Gifts) With so many Vampire books out there I was a little skepitcal about this book at first, however, I have to say I am very happy to have read it. A great fantasy book that includes several details that you already know (if you read/watch anyting vampires) and also several new things. Willow makes the characters come alive and you are instantly pulled into the book wondering if Liz will make the right choices and hoping that it all works together in the end. I am very excited to continue to read this series! I have to give it a 4 out of 5 You can purchase the book at Amazon---http://www.amazon.com/Birthright-The-Dark-Gifts-ebook/dp/B0052F7IHQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1338247652&sr=1-1

Paranormal Reading

So I have to say I love most types of books but I have three genres that are my favorites...Regency Romance is one Fantasy is another, and Paranormal is my third favorite! I recently discovered (a few months ago) an author that lives in my state (AZ) by the name of Kristine Cheney. She is currently writing a series called the Spartan Heart Saga. Spartan Heart is the beginning of this wonderful series. I loved this book! The book starts off with Evangeline attending the funeral of her parents. Lost in a deep depression and angry at herself for her foolishness she wanders aimlessly thru a hidden tunnel to her family's Greco-Roman museum. There in a desperate attempt to relieve her pain she kisses a statue...what she awakened would change her life! Dorien is a Spartan King put under a spell by the evil Demona. Now waking up in present day England he saves Evangeline from falling and goes under another spell this one of love. This story takes you thru the lives of these two...will they overcome the evil Demona so they can be together can they overcome their differences and survive...OH this should be on your must read!!! A definite 5 out of 5 To purchase Spartan Heart on Amazon here is the web address...http://www.amazon.com/Spartan-Heart-Part-One-ebook/dp/B004OYTDIS/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1338248049&sr=1-1

Book Review

http://www.amazon.com/The-Ugly-Duckling-Debutante-ebook/dp/B005PTY15G/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1338067368&sr=8-2

First off I am a huge fan of Regency Romances and this author writes them well. This was the first in the House of Rewick series and also the first book I read by Rachel Van Dyken. There are a few missteps when it comes to the timeline but those can be easily overlooked by the wonderful story. Told her whole life that she was different, ugly, Sara did not have high hopes for herself as she goes to London for a season with her Aunt. Nicholas was looking to get out of London and away from the debutantes, but his cousin requests his assitance with launching her neice onto society and he felt obliged to help. As they meet their worlds are turned upside down. I was pulled into the story of Nicholas and Sara and continue to enjoy Rachel's books!

Welcome

Okay just wanted to welcome everyone to my new blog! This blog will be dedicated to reviews, giveaways and other fun things that I can come up with. I love to read so there will be book reviews...I will also do reviews for products that I have...have recieved from giveaways or from the companies themselves! A little about myself...I dont have any children but I am helping my parents raise my neice and her half sister...I love to cook and am addicted to cookbooks :) I also love gvieaways so hopefully will be involved with several of those. Thank you for stopping by! To start lets have a giveaway!!!

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