Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Wiggles: Wiggly Halloween DVD Review & Giveaway

The Wiggles: Wiggly Halloween

Trick or Treat! It's time for a Wiggly Halloween! 

Anthony, Emma, Lachy and Simon will entertain your little ones with this Halloween special filled with new and favorite Halloween tunes! Sing along with "A Friendly Little Spider," rattle your funny bones when you do the "Skeleton Scat," and move and groove with new friend Mumbles the Monster! It's a real treat to join in on this Halloween celebration with the Wiggles, Dorothy, Wags, Henry and Captain Feathersword. 

Let's have a Wiggly Halloween!


Braxton is still a huge fan of the Wiggles. I was excited to recive a Halloween DVD from NCircle. 

This DVD has twenty Halloween inspired songs, Braxtons favorite is Three Little Pumpkins.


With Halloween approaching its getting my kids into the spirit. I love the new Wiggles but its nice to still have Anthony.


Braxton loves to sing and dance along with every Wiggles song. 


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Spicy Shelf™ stackable organizer Review & Giveaway

Spicy Shelf Turns That Unruly Mess of Spices Into a Home Chef’s Organized Dream
Spicy Shelf Nearly Doubles Useable Storage Space While Making Every Spice Easily Visible

Hailee has a huge pile of perfumes in her room, she has no where to keep them so they just piled up on her vanity and looked a mess. 

I was sent a Spicy Shelf and before I could put it in my kitchen for me to use she had claimed it. She doesnt have quite enough to fill it yet but she is working on it.

The shelf has a great concept and makes any cabinet look decluttered and you an find everything you are looking for.

The Spicy Shelf can be used for spices, medicines, nail polishes, & more. After viewing my medicines on my kitchen shelf I need to get a Spicy Shelf for those. I can never find anything without taking out each bottle.

The shelves are easy to put together and can be used with your own pegs in your cabinet or used with the legs provided. the legs come in two sizes. The shelf can be used side by side as well.


For a limited time, buy two Spicy Shelf™ stackable organizers for just $19.95 (plus $7.95 processing and handling). That’s enough space to organize up to 64 spices. Avoid the wasted time and frustration of searching for that one needed spice or buying a spice you already own because you just couldn't find it – go to http://www.spicyshelf.com to order. 


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Salonpas Review

I pulled a muscle in back, the pain was horrible. A few hours later I received a package of  Salonpas for review. The package couldn't have come at a better time.

The first product I tried was Salonpas® Pain Relief Patch. It helped right away and the patch provides pain relief up to 12 hours. The patch contains two powerful pain fighting ingredients, menthol and methyl salicylate (a NSAID – a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug). It helped me so much. 

Later on my pain came back and I couldnt even sleep I decided to try the Salonpas® Gel Patch Hot. This is my favorite product. I could actually sleep during the night with this patch on and it felt wonderful. The hot was amazing and helped my muscle relax. This is my definite go to product for pain.

Gel Patch Technology soothes the pain away and menthol cools on contact then delivers deep penetrating waves of heat

Capsaicin, the actives in chili peppers, extends the pain relief for long lasting relief.

I was also sent two other products Salonpas Jet Spray & Salonpas Deep Reliveing Gel.

SALONPAS® JET SPRAY provides cool, fast relief of muscle and joint pain.  The convenient spray is unique in offering you two powerful pain fighting ingredients to allow you to reach hard to reach areas of the body!  Menthol provides faster onset of relief with a cooling, soothing sensation, while the methyl salicylate, and NSAID controls pain for long lasting relief (up to 8 hours of targeted relief)!  Finally a pain relieving spray that is no mess with it’s non-drip, quick drying formula!  Just point and shoot on still joints such as arms, hands, legs, and feet.  And due to the unique combination of actives, SALONPAS® JET SPRAY has minor smell compared to competitive products.

I did use this product and liked that it was easy to apply. I just point and spray so you can get all the areas needed.

Salonpas® DEEP Relieving Gel contains three active ingredients, camphor (3.1%), menthol (10%), and methyl salicylate (15%), that penetrate deep, providing effective relief for up to 8 hours. It’s an easy-to-use topical analgesic, clear, non-greasy gel that starts to deliver pain relief in seconds. Salonpas® DEEP Relieving Gel melts fast, absorbs quick, and rushes powerful medicine deep into muscles and joints.

This product I was not a fan of. I think its because of the smell. I also think I may have used to much but it made my clothes stick to me and was strong.

I love Salonpas and and happy I was able to try them. they helped my muscle pull and I will definitely be buying the patches again!

All Salonpas products, except Salonpas Pain Relief Patch and Arthritis Patch, can be used for children 12 years old and over. So its a great product for young athletes.


The items featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

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Zim's Naturally Based Products


I had never heard of Zim's until I was asked if I wanted to review some products. I chose to review Max Freeze for Feet Continueous Spray & Zim's Advanced Hydrocortisone Spray.

I have always had a bad foot, sometimes the pain is so bad it feels like my foot is sprained. I have been using Max Freeze for Feet when needed it and really helps. I have also used it on my back. 

This cool, soothing spray may provide temporary relief for minor aches and pains of muscles and joints associated with:

Uncomfortable shoes
Running
Standing or Walking
Sore heels

Ankle Pain

Uses: For the temporary relief of minor aches and pains of muscles and joints associated with simple backaches, arthritis, strains, bruises and sprains.

Adults 12 years and older:

Spray evenly over painful muscles and joints.
No need to rub. Leave sprayed area to dry.
Repeat as necessary, no more than 4 times a day.
Do not spray near face. Spray in hands to apply on or near face.
Store in cool dry area.

• Natural Menthol USP 3.7% (Purpose: Topical Analgesic)

My boyfriend also has a bad foot but was unable to try the product because he is allergic to aloe. He was excited to try it but didn't want to have a reaction.


The next product  Zim's Advanced Hydrocortisone Spray gets alot of use in my house.

My sons always have mosquito bites. Especially my 6 year old. He picks them and they look horrible. I have been spraying  Zim's Advanced Hydrocortisone Spray on them and it helps him from itching. His legs are healing and looking much better.

Zim's Advanced Hydrocortisone Spray with Organic Aloe is specially formulated for use on dry, cracked skin, rashes, redness, and insect bites.

Temporarily relieves itching associated with minor skin irritations, and rashes due to poison ivy, poison oak, sumac, insect bites, detergents, jewelry, cosmetics, soaps, seborrheic, and dermatitis. This product should be only under the advice and supervision of a doctor.

Directions:

For Itching of Skin Irritation and Rashes (Adults 2 Years of Age and Older):

Apply to affected area not more than 2 to 3 times daily.

For children under 2 years of age: Ask a doctor.


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Riley Mae and the Sole Fire Safari Review

Riley Mae and the Sole Fire Safari

By Jill Osborne 
Published by Zondervan


Train your feet: Ignite your soul.
Pre-teen shoe model Riley Mae laces up her flaming orange Sole Fire running shoes for another ad campaign in the third book of the Faithgirlz! Good News Shoes series. Kenya, Africa is the perfect place for runners to train, with its high elevation and encouragement from members of the famous Kalenjin tribe. It’s also a great hiding place for Riley and her Swiftriver friends from enemies back in the United States, but for how long? Adjusting to African culture is difficult, but by doing work she’s not accustomed to and by spending time with the kids and the Christian women in the village, Riley finds herself growing stronger physically, and praying expectantly for ways that God can use her to spread the Good News. Her prayers are answered in exciting and startling ways when Riley meets an orphaned girl seeking answers at a children’s home in Nairobi, but also when an error in judgment causes her to stumble into a surprise meeting with the enemy.
Hailee was very excited to get the 3rd book in the Faithgirlz! Good News Shoes series. She has been waiting to continue where she left off at the last book.
She has read the book as her homework. In this book Riley goes to Kenya Africa where she has to adjust to the culture. She meets a new friend that teaches her what God has called her to do. Riley is drawn to the children there and wants to help.
Hailee really enjoys this series and each book teaches a valuable lesson.
The items featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

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Sheerluck Holmes and The Case of the Missing Friend Review

Sheerluck Holmes and The Case of the Missing Friend

By Karen Poth 
Published by Zondervan


A Lesson on the Golden Rule
In the newest addition to the VeggieTales I Can Read series, Sheerluck Holmes and the Case of the Missing Friend, our Veggie friend Sniffy’s feelings are hurt, and he disappears from the Pizza Place. His friends are worried and ask Sheerluck and Dr. Watson for help finding him. Will they find Sniffy before the hounds of Baker Street do? And will Sniffy ever forgive his friends for treating him poorly?

Im a big fan of Veggie Tales, I think I like them more then my kids. I was very excited to get to review Sheerluck Holmes and The Case of The Missing Friend. My 6 year old & 8 year have to read books everyday as homework. They love reading this book. It is easy for my 6 year old to read since its a level one reader. He struggles sometimes with reading so this is a good book for him with simple sentences.

The book teaches who to treat your friends and be a good friend. With kids in school its nice to have books to remind them how you treat others.

We love the pictures are are never disappointed with any books published from Zondervan.





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Soap Nuts Liquid from Green Virgin Products Review



With a family one 6 I go through an awful lot of laundry soap. I do a few loads every few days.

I was offered to do a review of Soap Nuts Liquid from Green Virgin Products. The 16 oz bottle contains 240 HE wash loads.
It contains laundry detergent and fabric softener made from all natural soap nuts. It is super concentrated, hypoallergenic, non toxic & chemical free.

My baby boy has sensitive skin and with this detergent I don't have to worry about his skin getting irritated.

The detergent has a shelf life of 2 years. I know it wouldn't take me two years to wash that many clothes though.

The bottle has a pump which makes washing clothes very easy. You just push down the pump three squirts for a full load in a top loader which is what I have and thats all you need.

After checking out the website you can make the best window cleaner using your soap nuts, its also good for heavy duty cleaning. With 4 kids and a big kid my house can get pretty messy. You can even wash the car with it.

Soap Nuts Liquid has made doing laundry in my home easy & safer than using products with harmful chemicals.It even cuts the cost of laundry detergent.
Ken Marion, Founder of Green Virgin Products notes that “Soap Nuts Liquid is made with our USDA Certified Organic Sapindus Mukorossi Soap Nuts (a berry that grows on the Chinese Soap Berry Tree and has the highest saponin(surfactant) content of any plant). We extract the saponin using only water. We then remove all the solids and tannins and deodorize it. This is all done using high tech filters using no chemicals only water. This is an important step and one that most of our competitors are not capable of.” “Because this is the extract of a fruit,” Ken went on to explain, “it has a short shelf life of about two weeks. Therefore, a preservative is needed. Preservatives can be toxic, which is why we were hesitant to sell a soap nuts liquid because of our commitment to only selling totally non-toxic products.  We finally found a pair of non-toxic preservatives that when combined, make a non-toxic and extremely effective preservative (caprylyl glycol and phenethyl alcohol). These are rated a 0 and a 1 on the Skin Deep Data Base--which is about as non-toxic as you can get!  Our liquid has at least a two year shelf life and costs well below the leading brands in terms of cost per laundry load.”

The items featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Jonah and the Great Big Fish By Rhonda Gowler Greene Review

Jonah and the Great Big Fish

By Rhonda Gowler Greene 

"God told Jonah to obey, said, 'Go to Nineveh this day.' But, stubborn Jonah fled instead. Didn’t do just what God said." Jonah’s disobedience landed him inside a big fish! And there he had time to think and pray. Children will feel the waves and hear the splash as Jonah sinks “down and down and down” into the belly of the fish. This story serves as an excellent reminder of how important it is to listen to God.

Ever since Hailee read Noah and the Mighty Ark she has been asking to read Jonah and the Great Big Fish. She was so thrilled when the book arrived. She read it right away!

She learned that you should always listen to God, Jonah didnt listen to God instead he fled the lord and caused wind and got thrown into the water and Jonah got eatten by the Whale, once Jonah prayed with all his might and learned his lesson God let him out of the Whale. Jonah learned to obey!

The book is very easy to learn from with it rhyming and is illustrated very well! It shares Jonahs sotry in a way kids understand!

The book is a great book for early readers and on up.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers  book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. 
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