Tuesday, November 25, 2014

FoxMind Time in a box Sponsored Post (US Family Guide)

This post was sponsored by US Family Guide Bloggers Program. I will receive a Time in a Box for participation.


FoxMind has created a unique gifts for families. The Time in a Box was created by psychologist and writer, Rute Moreira, as a way to explore art and science; a chance to plan the future, and think about the past.
David Capon, President of FoxMind, explained, "The benefits of Time in a Box extend beyond the product itself because it creates uninterrupted quality moments with the family and reinforces social-emotional connections. It also aims to reinforce the child's feeling of connection to a larger community such as the neighborhood or the town where he or she lives."

When you give Time in a Box, (MSRP $17.95 for 2 players ages 6 and up) you are offering a child you care about the gift no one else in the world can give them: your time. Inside the box you'll find 96 activity cards that allow a child to momentarily shift your priorities and focus on doing a special activity together, such as playing a board game; solving a puzzle; starting a family tree; making a blanket fort; or carrying out an act of kindness that will bring a smile to a stranger's face. Time in a Box includes a simple written agreement between you and the child that sets the ground rules by which you'll both abide. Adults should switch off their smart phones and get ready for some quality time!

"Season-by-season, Time in a Box is a gift that inspires activities that provide a wealth of ways to make memories together and the unique and beautiful box can serve as a memory chest where pictures and notes can be collected and treasured," Capon said.

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Daniels Crazy Chocco Party by Lisabeth Protherough #BookReview (Tomoson)

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I read Daniel's Crazy Chocco Party, in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. The book was written by Lisabeth Portherough and illustrated by Jon Burgess. I received a paperback book.

The book appears to a part of a marketing campaign for a website, which is currently down.

The book is about Daniel, who loves chocolate. For his birthday, Daniel has a chocolate party with the works: chocolate invitations and party games, all involve chocolate. One of the games was passing a bar of chocolate down the line, from friend to friend. Daniel was a happy chocoholic .

The book was a quick read. I also loved Burgess's illustrations. I read the book to my great niece and son to teach them a few new words.


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

#FoxBrim Youth Radiance Eye Cream #ProductReview (Tomoson)

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I received Fox Brim Eye Cream for Dark Circles and Puffiness, in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. No other compensation was provided.

I wanted to review the cream for it's vitamins: The Vitamin C, Vitamin C, not to mention the Aloe, which helps soothes. The cream also helps moisturize around my eyes.

The trick is to use very little. Too much and it can feel heavy. My son figured out how to take the dispenser off and I been learning to use little since I don't have the cap or dispenser. Without the cap, I have to keep the cream covered or it will dry out.



The cream has a light scent. The cream also can be used as a facial moisturizer. I have used the cream on both my eyes and face.

You can purchase the cream on Amazon. The cream is prime-eligible. The cream is also currently on sale for under $20.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Low Back Pain Program Review (Tomoson)

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I read Low Back Pain Program (SmashWords) in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. I received a Smashwords code for a free book for participation. The book was written by Sherwin Nicholson.

I wanted to read the book because I have back pain on a regular basis and wanted to learn more about how to reduce the pain. I have a large breasts, two kids, and need to exercise 7 days a week lol. Toss in female cramps, where my back is killing me. I don't always like taking pills to reduce the pain. Take the wrong pill, such as the ones with the sleep meds, I am done for and knocked out for the rest of the night.

The book discusses exercises, you can complete, to reduce back pain. First, the book discusses back pain, followed by having the right mindset to reduce pain. Then, the book moves into types of exercises, provided such as limited mobility, progressive, supportive, maintenance, and supporting. The author talks about the the type and frequency to work out on each type of exercise.

You also need to stretch first and work at your own pace. Don't overexert yourself.

The author also provides a list of exercises for each type, along with pictures of the back to aid you. I also love how the author provides visuals of how to do exercises. I need to work on maintenance, supportive, and progressive.

I also noticed, the author did not require any exercise equipment, except for a chair or a set of steps, a box, or the couch.

Some of the exercises included squats, planks,  twists, and lunges.


You can purchase the book on Amazonor Smashwords

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Look Inside: The Time of Jesus Book Review (Kregel Blog Tours)

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I read Look Inside: The Time of Jesus: A Lift-the-Flap Discovery Book (Look Inside: a Lift-the-Flap Discovery Book)  in exchange for honest review from Kregel Blog Tours. The book was written by Lois Rock and illustrated Lorenzo Orlandi

I wanted to read the book because I thought it was cool, plus I can teach my kids about God. I also loved the interactiveness. The kids can open up the flaps to reveal hidden people. Of course, once Kalen figured out he can open the panels, a few was ripped off (RIP panels lol).

The book starts with the birth of Jesus and ends with the crucifixion, which was done beautifully

The book also shows what the people, workers, and animals in the cities on a daily basis. The rabbi preaching the word; the boys in the schoolhouse, learning scripture; the sheep in the pasture. Maybe you want to learn about the names of tools used in the carpentry studio.

The illustrations were bright and colorful. Orlandi did an excellent job.
Look inside: The time of Jesus

Hidden panel opened

Look inside: The time of Jesus

You can purchase the book on Amazon in hardback format only.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The 6 Steps to E-Publishing by Ally Nathaniel Book Review (Tomoson)

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I read The 6 Steps Plan to e-Publishing: How To Publish in Kindle Format and Market Your Kindle Books with Amazon (The Ultimate e-Publishing Guide Book 1), in exchange for honest review from Tomoson.

I wanted to read the books because I have written nine books, but I lacked a plan.

Publishing a book is harder than it looks. You have to write the book, design covers (or hire someone), upload the books to CreateSpace or Lulu or Smashwords, whatever platform you desire.

With Amazon, whether CreateSpace or Kindle, even Smashwords, you have to format the book. You have to hyperlink chapters, if you want readers to jump from section to section. You have to have a title page, especially for Smashwords. You may have to hire an illustrator. You have to select keywords and genres to list the book in on Amazon, for example.

Or Maybe you want an audio book and Amazon's ACX (Audible) program takes more work than publishing all of my books in print and Kindle format. You have to decide if you want to narrate or hire a narrator. You have to decide how to split the royalties, such as 50/50 versus a different split.

You have to consider pricing (or be like me and choose the minimum price). I know from experience, changing a price on Kindle takes 24 hours or more to approve. You have to promote and market.

Ally Nathaniel lays out the basic steps to write the book. She discusses editing, which includes spelling, grammar, and punctuation. She also talks about research. Research background. Research your audience. You also need to analyze the market. Look for similar books in genre and topic to see what people are reading.

You also, like I said need to write the book and choose which format to write it in (paperback, hardback, audio, kindle). There are different formatting requirements for each type. I also recommend BACKING UP your work. When I first started writing Never Argue (2012 edition), I lost part of my work because I did not save it somewhere else, other than the pc. Now, I save all drafts on Google Docs. I have a copy on my external hard drive. I emailed my self a copy of the upcoming version. I don't want to lose my hard work and you don't either.

Next, Nathaniel discussed finding an illustrator.  I had a friend design one cover, while I designed the rest. I could not afford an illustrator. I had ideas for covers but some people was not feeling my vision. So I used publisher to create my covers. I also used Amazon's cover editor. I would love to one day redo the covers on all the other books. Maybe I can barter blogging services.

Finally, you need to upload the book, like I said, to Amazon, for example. Amazon and Smashwords have a system, where it will not publish your book until you fix any errors found. I also thought of for Kindle, you have to choose whether your book is enrolled in KDP Select, which has the book exclusive to Amazon. With KDP select, you get 5 free days on Amazon per quarter. You will get plenty of downloads (thanks to freebie book websites) but not a lot of reviews. If your book is found somewhere else online, Amazon will remove your book from KDP Select (this happened to me because I forgot I put the book on Smashwords).

and Don't forget to create your author profiles (my profile) on whatever site you upload your books to. Link your social media in the book and on your profiles. Add your blogs (if applicable) RSS feed, which Amazon does. You have to manually add your books so people can view your books and social media feeds from one page. Make sure to add a photo.

Nathaniel also recommends creating a trailer (which I have never done).

and before I leave this post, create your table of contents as you go along. What I have done is to create a TOC using Word's TOC tool. Use Heading 1s for chapter titles and heading 2s for subtitles and so forth. When you book is done, just hit update the entire table and viola, instant TOC and a hyperlinked book for E-books.

You can purchase her book on Amazon in Kindle format only.


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Baby Banz JBanz Unbreakable Sunglasses

This post is sponsored by US Family Guide Bloggers Program. I will receive a pair of shades for participation.


BanZ, located in Australia, has developed a collection of sun safety products for children, ages 0 to 12. The products include sunglasses, hots, hearing protection, and swim wear.

Use code FREE at checkout to receive a BanZ slip case and sun screen sample.

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Show me the Kwan Game Sponsored Post (US Family Guide)

This post is sponsored by US Family Guide Bloggers Program. I will receive the game, in exchange for participation.




Show Me the Kwan is a dice-based, word game for any number of players, ages 10 and up. Players choose a category and call out words, where the first, second, or last letter match the dice. Each dice has an assigned value. At the end of each round (1 minute), players count up points on dice. 

You can go to Griddly Games and use the codes FREESHIP for free shipping for KWAN only or code 10FORME  for 10% off entire order. 

Ageless Derma Oil Free Purifying Facial Cleanser Product Review (Tomoson)



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I received Ageless Derma Oil Free Purifying Facial Cleanser, in exchange for honest review from Tomoson.

I have received other Ageless Derma products before and love their quality of their products.

Ageless Derma Clay Masque
Ageless Derma Anti-Aging Skin Brightener

The Facial Cleanser had a light scent and felt light on the skin. I used the product daily to wash face and neck. The product helped clean my face and bring out a few impurities. My face felt refreshed after using the cleanser.

The cleanser contains organic aloe vera and chamomile extracts. The cleanser also helps soothe and heal skin from irritation.

You can purchase Ageless Derma products on the website, link provided above.


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Animal Trackers Club Product Review (Tomoson)




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I received an Animal Trackers Monthly Box, in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. Animal Trackers is the first subscription box, I have reviewed for children. I thought about Kalen when I applied for the box.

Animal Trackers Club is designed for kids 3 to 6 years old.

Kalen is in preschool for children with developmental disabilities. He has taken an increase in learning since he started school. He wants to play on the computer, my tablet, and he wants to look at books more.

The kit came with activities and trinkets in a zebra theme. I received magnets, foam animals, animal cards, stickers, pencils, magic noodles, in a collectible lunch box to store the items in. I was definitely impressed with the amount of items included.

I also liked the ability to choose which toys in the box for Kalen to play with, based on his abilities. Kalen can also choose which ones he wants to play with. One day, he may want to play with the foam animals, provided he doesn't eat them. The next, we may work on the animal cards. The animal cards come with a card showing the back and front of a few animals, such as a zebra, lion, and a hippo. You also receive a card, listing the different ways to play with the cards, such as matching the fronts and backs or matching colors.







You can sign up for a monthly, 3  month, 6 month, or 12 month plan. Each month, you will receive the following:


  1. A foam Mask
  2. A play figure
  3. Animal information cards
  4. Magnets
  5. Photo cards
  6. Learning activity
  7. Art Activity
  8. Cover and Ring for Animal photo collection
  9. Lunch box
The plans start at 11.95, not including shipping and handling. 

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.