Monday, May 29, 2017

Natural Himalayan Salt Lamp Review (Tomoson)

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Just arrived

Fresh out the package
Lamp at night
I received a Natural Himalayan Salt Lamp, in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. The lamp is sold by Himalayan Salt Solution. The lamp comes with the lamp, light element, wooden base. The lamp also comes with a dimmer switch.

The lamp helps with sleep, asthma, odor control, allergies, stress, and other issues. I wanted the lamp because it was different and to help with odor control in the bedroom.

I also wanted to see if the lamp will calm down the kids at night (hasn't worked so far to calm them down) The lamp does not work in moist locations, such as the bathroom.


According to Himalayan Salt Solution, the Himalayas is located in Asia. The mountains stretch across China, Nepal, Myanmar, Pakistan, Bhutan, Afghanistan, and India. Mount Everest is located in the Himalayas. 

The salt used to be covered in lava, snow, and ice. The elements helped keep the salt from pollution and other decontaminants. Himalayan Pink Salt is thought to be one of the purest salts on Earth. 

How does the Lamp Work?

According to the box, the lamp is a natural, negative, ionizer and dehumidifier. Also, because it is a pink salt lamp, the lamp helps with anxiety and nervousness. The lamp also helps with insomnia plus it is a beautiful item, which helps decorate the home.

I also like using the lamp at night versus the main light or my regular lamp because the light is dimmer than normal lights. 

You can purchase the lamp, using the link above. The lamp is prime-eligible.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

International Delight One Touch Latte Review (Crowdtap)

International Delight One Touch Latte in Mocha

One Touch Latte and black coffee

First try

Second Try
I received International Delight (ID) One Touch Latte, in exchange for honest review from Crowdtap. I received one coupon for any flavor.

I used the store locator to find ID products, walked to a few, but could not find the One Touch Latte. The website gave me both Walgreens and Dollar General for ID products but they only sold the regular powder and liquid versions.

I ended up contacting ID on Facebook to ask for other stores to find the product. I found success at Krogers.

To use One Touch Latte, fill your cup with 3/4 coffee. Shake the latte can for a few seconds and spray into the cup for a few seconds.

The first try, I didn't shake long enough and the latte's consistency was similar to whipped cream.

The second and future cups, I shook the can longer and had better results.

The biggest issue I had with the product is my kids, who kept trying to eat the coffee creamer.

The One Touch Latte comes in Mocha, Vanilla, and Caramel. I do recommend you call stores ahead to see if they carry the One Touch Latte before arrival.

The Good Book Book Review (Litfuse)

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I received The Good Book by Devin Spoo with a foreward by Kyle Idleman, in exchange for honest review from Litfuse. The book is a user-friendly guide to understanding each chapter of the bible.

In the introduction, the author discussed how the bible is hard to understand at times, even for advanced readers at times. I know I struggle with certain things in the bible, which is why I downloaded a few translations on both my Kindle and phone to better understand context.

The book has 40 chapters to help people better understand the bible's biggest ideas. The author does provide bible verses in the book.

For example, The author provides the first few verses of Genesis, which describes the first seven days. Then Chapter 1 starts off by focusing on how we are unique and created in God's image. We are priceless. We have value. The author says we don't need to know the exact date, we was created or the age of the universe, but God did not mention the dates in the bible.

You can purchase the book using the link above. The book is available in Kindle and Hardcover format. The book is prime-eligible.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Top 50 Must Know Sites and Tools for Internet Marketing Book Review (Tomoson)

I read the Top 50 Must Know Sites and Tools for Internet Marketing, in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. I wanted to read the book to help me with a social media campaign for my sister, as well as learn new ways to market my blogs and books. The book is a free download once subcribe to Dudl Media's e-mail list.

Part 1 of the book focuses on image creation sites, such as Canva (used this one on a regular basis), Piktochart (used a few times during my last degree program),PicMonkey,  and Video Scribe, which allows you to create animated videos.

Part 2 of the book focuses on Search Engine Optimization SEO) and Keyword Tools sites. Two of the sites include Google Trends (came in handy for my thesis) and Google Analytics. Trends allows you to track search volume of keywords. I used trends to track keywords to help define my thesis down further.

Part 3 focuses on social media. The sites included social media automation, creating Facebook bots, and social media scheduling, such as Buffer. This section could have included more scheduling sites such as HootSuite or Klout for example.

Part 4 focuses on email marketing and subscription lists. Some sites listed include Mail Chimp and Constant Contact. Part 4 is very short as well.

Finally, Part 5 focuses on education, reference, and other sites such as Problogger, Udemy, and SkillShare.

The book is quick read. Find what you need, try out the site, and see if it helps you market your blogs, books, and other projects.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Veronica's Treats Customized Picture Oreo Cookies Review (Tomoson)

I received Customized Picture Oreo Cookies, in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. The treats are created by Veronica's Treats. Veronica's Treats customizes cookies, marshmallows, cakes, cake pops, chocolate pops, and more.

I was sent three cookies with different designs on each. Two was covered in milk chocolate and one was covered in milk chocolate. The cookies were good and very sweet.

On the website, you can choose the product color: milk, white and milk, or just white. You also can use the quantity and ribbon color (some are free and some colors are $3 extra). You can also customized the message and choose the delivery date (needs 2-3 days notice).

Finally, you can customize your cookies with logos or pictures. After you receive your order receipt, attach a photo and send it back to the company.

The cookies are individually wrapped in cello bags in a gift box. Ordering requires a minimum of two cookies per order.

You can learn more and place an order about Veronica's Treats using the link above.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

MInimalist Living Review (Tomoson)

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I read Minimalist Living in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. I received the book via Kobo. The book was written by George Pain.

I wanted to review the book because last year, I moved from a house to an apartment. I am still trying to unpack, declutter, and organize my house. I just found a sofa and another small table (courtesy apartment dump) within the last week, so I have one less obstacle, to whenever I have company (i.e. therapists, counselors, evaluators, close friends, etc.). The living room is finally looking decent, along with the dining room, kitchen, and bathroom. My final two projects are the bedroom and closet.

My problem in the bedroom is clothes, lots and lots of clothes--from clothes I paid for to items, received for free. I was able to clear some space in the closet to start the closet cleaning process and to make more room for the kids diapers, wipes, and mattress pads.

I need to get rid of any clothes, which are too small or don't fit my style anymore. I also need to get rid of random stuff in the closet such as a speaker or two, I don't use. I have also started reorganizing my essential oil collection in the closet from the floor in cloth bins to plastic bins because the cloth bins are falling apart.

I also need something to better organize laundry by whites; Kalen's clothes and my clothes; and Brad's clothes, until they are washed and dried.

Decluttering and organizing has helped relieve some stress but I still have a long way to go. One of my future goals is to get Brad a mattress with low frame and turn dining room into a mini bedroom. I just need a small tv to keep him in there vs in my bedroom.

The book consists of 6 chapters:

  1. Chapter 1 focuses on what minimalism is the benefits of minimalism.
  2. Chapter 2 focuses on minimalism and the search for happiness. 
  3. Chapter 3 focuses on minimalism as counter consumerism. 
  4. Chapter 4 focuses on letting go and moving on
  5. Chapter 5 focuses on financial freedom. 
  6. Chapter 6 focuses on decluttering

I liked the transformation process outlined in chapter 2, which consists of crisis, curiousity, apprehension, disappointment, gratitude, empowerment, and wholistic. I have admitted I have a crisis and the thought of decluttering brings apprehension when I look at my mess. I also have felt release and gratitude at my progress so far.

I also like how the author discusses the different types of minimalists. I think I fall between the possessions minimalist (getting rid of things, you don't need to save space) and a distractions minimalist (to make a conducive environment to focus).

The book is a short read and I just need to put things learned into practice.

You can purchase the book on Amazon using the link above. The book is available in Kindle and Paperback format. The book is prime-eligible.