Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Tales of Sasha The Big Secret (Book 1) By Alexa Pearl, illustrated by Paco Sordo

Tales of Sasha The Big Secret (Book 1) By Alexa Pearl, illustrated by Paco Sordo from Little Bee Books. For ages 6-8 years old. Readers meet Sasha, a kindhearted young horse who has always felt a little bit different from the other horses in Verdant Valley. For starters, she looks nothing like her two older sisters, Zara and Poppy, who are black and brown while Sasha is pale gray except for a small white patch on her back. Sasha also loves running and jumping and the feeling of being in the air, and she longs to explore the forest beyond her valley.

One day during school, Sasha is having trouble concentrating, and the white patch on her back gives her an itching feeling that makes her want to soar. She tries to ignore it but finds that she can’t and ends up running and leaping over the big rock she and her classmates were approaching. When she lands on the other side, she realizes that her patch is sparkling! She heads to find her parents, and when she tells them about what happened they decide it’s time to tell Sasha their big secret: during a storm years, ago they found Sasha as a baby foal wrapped in a golden blanket with a note that said “Please keep Sasha safe until we can see her again.”

My Opinion: I like that this is a great story for kids and lets them know being different is not a big deal and you should be proud of who you are as all kids are special. I found it easy to read and with great illustrations for kids to follow. I plan on sharing this book with my nieces.
To see more visit http://littlebeebooks.com

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Wellness WellBites Lamb & Salmon from Chewy.com

My Yorkshire Terrier Fiona loves Wellness WellBites which I get from chewy.com the flavor we got this month is lamb and salmon recipe and it comes in a 6- ounce bag. Fiona is my fur baby and I always show her so much love which he gives back in return but I also like to give her healthy treats in this one is also wholesome and tasty. WellBites are also grain free, soft, chewy and delicious. They feature a unique blend of healthy ingredients like chicken, beef, lamb, salmon, apples, sweet potatoes and blueberries. These real food bites are a great size for training, treating, or just plain spoiling! Wellness WellBites are a great treat for all life stages from puppies to adults, along with the food not containing corn, soy, artificial colors or additives. These are made from two kinds of meat protein for an irresistible flavor and taste also naturally preserved with mixed tocopherols.

Fiona’s & My Opinion: Fiona really enjoyed this is a little bigger than she normally has because I usually buy the small ones but nevertheless she did chew this up right away. I like that is a trusted name brand and that there soft and chewy as if your dog has trouble with their teeth this is not going to hurt them.

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Penguin Playdate Outfit Only $32.56 After a Savings of $25 with Ever $50 spent

I must tell you about this awesome deal on kids clothing from Gymboree, Crazy 8 or Janie & Jack you can save $25 for every $50 spent. Below are a few items they carry:
Baby:

Fair Isle Hoodie $17.59 made with 100% cotton, snap button front and a lined hood.

Penguin Pals Bodysuit $12.79 100% cotton, envelope collar and leg snaps for easy dressing, features appliques with embroidery.

Fair Isle Pants $12.79 made with 100% cotton, easy pull-on style, and mock twill tape drawstring.


Penguin Beanie $14.39 cotton knit, ribbed trim and appliques with embroidery and 3d accents 
The Cost before coupon is $57.56 but after coupon is $32.56 What a deal! 
Gymboree Sale On Now!


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Peanut Butter & Company Mighty Maple & Dark Chocolate Dream


I have found my new favorite peanut butter it is Peanut Butter & Company they offer so many different varieties that I have never heard of but they look and sound amazing. I was sent Dark Chocolate Dreams Peanut Butter is blended with rich dark chocolate which makes for a delicious spread that can be used on banana’s graham crackers, bread, apple slices and more. Mighty Maple Peanut Butter this is blended with maple syrup and can be used on oatmeal, sandwiches, pretzels and so many more uses.
My Opinion: I enjoy both flavors that have the right amount of protein and I use it in smoothies, baking and eating by the spoonful as it is just good that way.
To see more visit  https://ilovepeanutbutter.com

Mighty Maple No-Bake Cookies 
About Them: Peanut Butter & Co.'s line of Non-GMO Project Verified peanut butter contains no hydrogenated oils, no cholesterol, no trans-fats and, no high fructose corn syrup. Our flavors are gluten-free, vegan (except for The Bee's Knees which is vegetarian), and certified kosher. Lastly, but just as importantly, we only use USA-grown peanuts in our peanut butter. Someone once said that the next best thing to sliced bread is peanut butter. But for a growing number of our customers, Peanut Butter & Co. brand peanut butter on sliced bread is the best thing period.

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Emerald Brand From Shoplet


Shoplet now has Emerald Brand that is 70% tree free, BPA free, chlorine free, USDA Biopreferred, compostable and biodegradable tissues told the paper, paper cups and more. Emerald Brand is eco-friendly eliminating the need to cut down hardwood trees by utilizing agricultural byproducts, sugarcane bagasse and wheat straw which are traditionally burned after extraction. Burning these rapidly renewable materials is extremely wasteful and harmful to the local communities inhaled the smoke. Emerald procures the traditional waste by-products and turns them into high-quality paper and packaging solutions. If every American uses Tree Free tissue products made from farm and by-products we could save 370,500 trees every day! 

Just in time for the flu season, is Emerald Tree Free Facial Tissues this box has 95 sheets in a bouquet box that are made from bagasse, bamboo, and eucalyptus. Emerald Brand Tree Free Tissue Pocket Pack which comes in a package of 15 sheets and a pack that will fit perfectly in your purse or briefcase. Emerald Tree Free Bath Tissue that is 2-ply and 500 sheets per roll.
 The one on  left is Emerald Tree Free Facial Tissues the one on the right is Scotties 

My Opinion: I really like this new eco-friendly way to use tissues and toilet paper and I found the tissues to be soft on the notes with a visually appealing box as I am one for color so the more the merrier for me. The toilet paper also is soft on your bottom and I also like the fact that it is again eco-friendly and 70% tree free use and what’s in your environment that is a plus.
To see more visit http://www.shoplet.com
Don’t forget that you can also get Office Supplies, Office Furniture, Janitorial Supplies, Medical Supplies and more
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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Peaceable Kingdom Scratch & Sniff Cherry Cupcakes Valentines and Fairy Magic Rainbow Valentines

With Valentine’s Day on February 14, 2017, I want to let you know about Peaceable Kingdom they have a wide selection of Valentine’s Day cards for kids that you don’t see everywhere else when you go into the stores. 

I got Scratch & Sniff Cherry Cupcakes Valentines which includes 28 cupcake cards (you get seven each of four styles) and envelopes along with being cherry scented the sayings on the cards are:
Friends Forever, Valentine!
Be Mine, Valentine!
Hi, Valentine! I like you cherry much!
Happy (picture of a heart) day!

The other cards I got are Fairy Magic Rainbow Valentines this includes 28 cards and 28 envelopes along with holding up to the light and you see sparkly rainbows inside. The sayings on the cards are:
Hope your Valentine’s Day is the fairy best!
Just for you on this magical day!
May your Valentine wishes come true!
Make A Wish on this magical day!


My Opinion: I really like both the cards that Peaceable Kingdom sent me as I think the girls will like the Fairy Magic Rainbow Valentines and boys will also like the Scratch & Sniff Cherry Cupcakes Valentines.

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60 Second Sweat by Patrick Striet



60 Second Sweat by Patrick Striet, CSCS for the past 15 years, Patrick Striet has run a fitness training facility in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he has worked with hundreds of everyday men and women working moms, college students, senior citizens, middle-aged men, and more (plus a few elite athletes). Through this experience, he has identified the barriers most people face when it comes to exercising consistently lack of time, lack of results, injuries, boredom and specifically designed the 60-Second Sweat to address them. 60 Second Sweat combines hot fitness trends High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and Metabolic Resistance Training (MRT) into a single efficient and effective training program, with each exercise requiring no more than 1 minute at a time.

My Opinion: I do get bored with the exercise routine and I think that is why I fall off the wagon and stop even though I am seeing results. This book does offer some great tips from calorie consumption to beginner phase work out that does show you a weekly schedule and illustrated picture that makes it easy to follow. I really like it so I am going to give it a shot.

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HSI Professional

HSI Professional offers anything you may need for your hair, in the winter months I know where I live it is cold and when I wear a hat and take it off my hair is all over the place and sticking up not to mention unruly. I was sent a Glider which is a flat iron straightener that features high-quality ceramic plates that use 8 HeatBlance micro sensors to regulate the temperature and evenly distribute heat. The temperature is fully adjustable between 140°F to 450°F to give greater control and fit any hair type. The hair straightener’s floating plates have curved edges that provide extra flexibility to curl or straighten your hair. You also get a free sample of Argan oil leaving treatment in this retails for $79.99. 

Argan Oil Thermal Protector 8 ounce bottle you spray this onto clean, wet or dry hair for a quick fix or extra shine then you style as usual. You can apply this before using a flat iron, curling iron, blow dryer, or other hair heating appliances. It makes the hair smooth, hydrated and frizz-free. This retails for $19.99, it is made in the USA, not tested on animals, color safe, sulfate free, phosphate free and paraben free. 

Argan Oil Leave-In Treatment 4 ounces can be used as a conditioning serum, styling, and finishing tool. Infused with highly concentrated antioxidant-rich argan oil and shine boosting vitamins, this completely transformative hair treatment detangles, speeds up drying time and boosts shine, leaving you with nourished, manageable and smooth hair with each use. This retails for $34.00, it is made in the USA, not tested on animals, color safe, sulfate free, phosphate free and paraben free.

My Opinion: not use flat irons very often but I really like the way this one works as having eight micro sensors makes it so you don’t have to go through your hair very often as it delivers the heat evenly so your hair doesn’t get damaged. I really like the results of the thermal protector to help fight against for is on my hair because I do get that along with the leaving treatment I just take a few drops and use my hand and comb through my hair.


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