Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Moonwater Elixers Sage Clearing Spray Review (Tomoson)


I received Moonwater Elixers Sage Clearing Spray, in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. The spray comes in a 15 oz bottle.

I never heard of sage clearing spray before and wanted to learn more information. The company did include information about sage clearing with the product.

First, Sage Spray is an alternative to burning sage in the home, office, and other spaces.

From my own research, I have learned that some people say a prayer, chant, or mantra before and after"cleaning" or smudging their home and personal spaces.

Sage is used to bring positive energy into your home and other personal spaces. The product contains organic white sage essential oil and clear, quartz crystals.














The sage spray is a light scent. I have used it on my bedding and in the bedroom to test it out. I am not sure what to make of it yet. My house is a huge negative space and I am in process of trying to make small repairs plus declutter to bring peace and calm. Peace and calm were one of the reasons, I wanted to try the product.

You can purchase the product, using the link above. You can use the discount code 77091STA. 






Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Nuwa Portable Cordless Vacuum Review (Tomoson)

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I recieved the Rose Gold Nuwa Portable Cordless Vacuum, in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. The vacuum comes with the charger and accessories. The filter is included. The filter was easy to remove. The canister was easy to take off to empty contents. The vacuum can be used for home, car, and on the go. The vacuum has a built-in led light.

The vac is a wet/dry vacuum and can also be used for pet hair.

The vacuum is lightweight. I accidently droped the vac, while using the vac with the hose attachment to clean the couch. The top tab broke. Be careful not to drop the vac.

Next, the hose could be made from more durable material. It took a little manuervering to attach the hose to the attachments. The hose fell out a few times too.

The filter is reusable and can be removed to be cleaned.

You can purchase the vac using the link above. The vacuum is prime-eligible.


Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Just Add Sun Science Kit (Tomoson)

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I received Just Add Sun Science Kit, in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. The kit was created by Griddly Games.

The kit includes:

  • 1 solar oven box
  • 1 canvas
  • 1 clear bottle
  • 1 black bottle
  • 1 mini funnel cut out
  • Clear balloons
  • Black balloons
  • Modeling Clay
  • Crayons
  • Sticker Sheet
  • Wax Paper
  • Magnifying glass
  • Clear straw
  • Rubber gloves
  • Food Coloring
The kit comes with tools to complete many sun filled activities such as a sun dial, sun oven, melted crayons, and a thermometer. The kit contains a manual listing each step, including any additional ingredients you need, such as water, coke, pop rocks, foil, and baking soda.

I wanted the kit for myself. It will give me an excuse to go outside and use my patio. I love science and always want to expand my knowledge. What I liked most about the kit was the box, is also a sun oven.

You can purchase the kit, using the link above. The kit is not prime-eligible.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

I could use a nap and a million dollars book review (Kregel Blog Tours)

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I read I could Use a Nap and a Million Dollars by Jessie Clemence, in exchange for honest review from Kregel Blog Tours. I received a paperback book . The book is Christian based. The subtitle is Biblical Alternatives for stressed out living.

I wanted to read the book because I am stressed out, especially in the past month. This month alone, Brad had an allergic reaction to accidently taking Kalen's medications. Kalen and I had a bad cold. My appendix burst. I missed Brad's ARD/IEP meeting for extended school year (ESY) because of the surgery. Luckily, the diagnostician already knew my wishes and held the meeting without me.  My laptop decided to die, while laying on my bed for two days, turned off. Kalen also had tonsil and adenoid surgery to help with his sleep apnea. I had an unpleasant OB/GYN visit. Not to mention, the joys of just raising specail needs kids. Every day is an adventure in not running away to a Caribbean island, drinking  a long island iced tea.

I feel my kids run the show and I am slowly losing control of everything, including my mind.

This is why we eat too much chocolate and cry in the shower. This is why we need a nap and a million dollars to fall out of the sky. We've had enough. Life is just too much. p. 13

The book teaches us how to rely on God even when we are stressed out. I loved when the author discussed cleaning in chapter 2. Her Ikea bowls were always missing and she hated looking for them. In my house, I have the same issue. I spend a lot of time hunting down spoons, bowls, and other kitchen utensils. Some of these was already in limited supply. I only own 4 bowls. Don't need much. I live with 3 people and rarely have company over. If for some reason, I do, I got 4 plates. I don't understand why my oldest can't bring utensils back into the kitchen after he uses them. He also has a bad habit of tossing his dirty diapers anywhere, when there are multiple trash bags throughout the house. Trying to clean the front room is stressful. I found old chicken bones behind my rubbermaids the other day. Not fun.

Trying to clean and unclutter my house causes many stress filled days, but who says my house has to be perfectly clean? It would be nice but it may not happen. The author said the bible does not base our value on how clean our houses are. The bible focuses on the condition of our heart.

What got me (because I skipped ahead to the end of the book) was the conclusion. The author discussed how two of her friends adopted special needs kids. I understand special needs parenting well. You have to deal with the normal things like paying bills, cooking, cleaning, but also dealing with the special needs side. The constant doctor appointments; the outright refusal to take medications; the sleep meds not working; and the meltdowns. One meltdown this week lead me to a bitten, bruised arm because he did not want to go to his monthly behavior appointment for his meds.

The book also includes questions, a focus, and a prayer at the end of chapters.

You can purchase the book in kindle and paperback format. The book is prime-eligible.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Twofer Murder Review (iRead Book Tours)

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I read TwoFer Murder, in exchange for honest review from iRead Blog Tours. I received the audible version of the book. The book was written by Lauren Carr.




Audiobook Details:



Book Title: Twofer Murder by Lauren Carr

Narrated by: Anita Alger / Mike Alger

Length: 13 hours 20 mins

Genre: Mystery

Publisher: Acorn Book Services

Release date: Jan 2018

Available for review in: audiobook (Audible code)

Tour dates: Feb 12 to 23, 2018

Content Rating: PG + M (Please be aware that TWOFER MURDER is a murder mystery. There are depictions of murder and some violence--though easy on the gore contents. No f-words but there may be some mild profanity, and mild religious expletives such as "damn", "hell" and "Oh God!". Some depictions of brief sexual content (kissing).



Book Description:

Twofer murder? What’s a twofer murder?

Twofer Murder is a treat for fans of best-selling author Lauren Carr’s fast-paced mysteries! Lauren’s latest novel contains the main characters from her three successful series: Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, and Thorny Rose mysteries. The guys go away for a fishing weekend only to get caught up in the murder of a journalist investigating fraud at a timber company. Meanwhile, the ladies are spending the weekend in the presidential suite at a posh resort where Jessica Faraday is to accept a lifetime achievement award for her late grandmother at a murder mystery writers conference. But before they have time to get their facials, they get wrapped up in their own real mystery when an up and coming author ends up dead!

Lauren Carr’s Twofer Murder is a 2-for-1—making it a must-read for any mystery fan!
To read more reviews, please visit Lauren Carr's page on iRead Book Tours.

About the Author:

Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, and Thorny Rose Mysteries—over twenty titles across three fast-paced mystery series filled with twists and turns!

Book reviewers and readers alike rave about how Lauren Carr’s seamlessly crosses genres to include mystery, suspense, romance, and humor.

Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels at conventions. She lives with her husband, and three dogs on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.






Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Instagram

My Review:

I was lost when I first started listening to the book. Lots of characters, drama, and a murder, but it drew me in eventually. A bunch of women gathered at a murder mysteries writers conference to celebrate an award for one of their grandmothers. While the men are on a fishing trip and someone ends up dead. There is a change in narrators when it switches over from the mens' point of view to the womens.' I love the narrator's Southern voice of one of the characters. 

I would listen to the book when you have a moment of peace. The book has a lot of characters. I got lost because I was cleaning my house when I was listening to the book. I may have to buy the book and follow along with the audio. What drew me in was the writer's conference. I also liked the scene where someone was on the plane to check in on a friend in another country, when the friend died before she arrived. I liked the concierge, Garth, I believe and how nothing surprises him. I also like how there is a storm arriving on weekend of the conference.

The book is available in Kindle,  Kindle Unlimited, Paperback, and Audible format.

Buy the Book:

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Design Evo Logo Maker Software Review (Pearl Mountain Technology)





I reviewed Design Evo, logo making software from Pearl Mountain Technology. I was not compensated in product or money for the review.

Design Evo is a free logo-making website. The website has both free and premium items. You can design a logo with or without creating an account. If you create an account, you are able to save your creations for future use. You can sign up with your email or connect to Facebook.

I used the software to create the logo for Perfect Chaos. The software was easy to use. It was great going through the different elements and piecing together a logo. You can create a design from scratch or use a premade templates and customize it.

For my logo, I incorporated Perfect Chaos into text. I also added puzzle pieces because my children have Autism. I also added a figure, who is frustrated, because many days, I am frustrated with trying to hold it together as a woman, a mom, a daughter, a friend, etc. I finally put a heart around the whole design. I chose blue as the background for Autism. The blue also popped against all the chosen elements.

With the premade logos, you can choose from different categories, such as food, abstract, sports, fashion, childcare, and medical.

You can choose from different background colors, shapes, fonts, and icons to piece together a logo for your business or even your blog. The icon section has millions of images to search through, using the search bar or popular searches.



Saturday, January 6, 2018

Alana Mitchell Travel Foam Cleanser Sponge (review)

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I received Alana Mitchell's travel foam cleanser sponge, in exchange for honest review from Tomoson.





The sponge can be used for an exfoliant, a cleaner, or a mask. The sponge contains Aloe, kaolin,  and vitamin e..

The sponge contains foam, which is activated by water. You can use the sponge to clean your face for a quick clean or leave the foam on your face for 10 minutes for a deeper clean.

The sponge removed a lot of dirt after the first use. I been using the sponge this week and I am impressed with the results. I wish the sponge was a bit bigger though but it did clean my face well. I used the sponge as a mask first. My face was brighter. The sponge also had a nice layer of dirt, removed as well.

The sponge is disposable after a few uses.


You can purchase the product, using the link above.



Wednesday, January 3, 2018

The Terry Treetop Collection Book Review (Tomoson)

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I read The Terry Treetop Collection, in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. The book was written by Tali Carmi and illustrated by Mindy Liang. I received the e-books.

I have read and reviewed Terry Treetop books before. The books have great illustrations and easy-to-read text. The storylines are simple and easy to understand. I wanted the books to "read" to Kalen,

Kalen is one of those kids, who want you to read to him, but doesn't care for what the actual words. He loves the pictures and wants to identify things in the pictures. He flips the pages and repeats the same process. The beauty is, he is absorbing words, he may use later on. I have no clue how many words he knows.

Kalen loved the images in the book. He had flipped through most of the book on my kindle, before I started reading the book for myself. How did he know how to use my kindle, let alone flip through an e-book---the world may never know.


You can purchase the book, using the link above. The book is available in hardback, paperback,  kindle, and kindle unlimited format.








Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Unsinkable Faith Review (Litfuse)

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I read Unsinkable Faith, in exchange for honest review from Litfuse. The book was written by Tracie Miles. The book is Christian-based.

The book is about having unsinkable faith, no matter what you are going through. If we are down, we need to think positive, instead of letting our troubles take our peace and joy.

This is something, I seriously need to work on. I overthink.about my problems and concerns. I am a mostly negative thinker. I am a single parent of two, special needs kids. Let that sink in. My days are filled with doctor appointments, meltdowns, and struggles over food..

In the past few weeks, my oldest broke the tv and started sleeping back in the bedroom. My laptop died. The wifi has been lagging so I can't blog, listen to music, or watch a show without many pauses. Thank you Amazon on deck for saving me lol.

My youngest has to have his tonsils and adenoids removed to see if it helps his sleep apnea. His heart pauses are increasing. Hit after hit after hit. I need this book.

Miles said we have no control over our circumstances, but we can control our thoughts when we are going through something. We also need to trust God in everything. We don't have to sink. Miles said we don't sink when God is our anchor.

You can buy the book using the link above. The book is available in Kindle and paperback format. The book is prime eligible.


Saturday, December 30, 2017

Roraima Reclining Foldable Chair Review (Tomoson)

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I received the Roraima Reclining, Foldable, Chair, in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. The chair is extra wide, comes with a detachable headrest, and has two cup holders. The chair is also very flexible.

I liked the chair for around-the-home use because I have limited seating. I also use foldable chairs to sit in, while I wait at the bus stop for my kids.

My oldest son has taken over the chair during Christmas break. He sits , while he plays on his phone. He has fallen asleep in it.

One drawback was cleaning the arm rests. Since the arms are flexible and easy to move around, it took a few extra minutes and both hands to remove a stain, my youngest caused.

You can purchase the chair on Amazon. The chair is prime-eligible.