Saturday, June 16, 2018

Review: The DIY Home Planner by:Karianne Wood

 The DIY Home Planner: Practical Tips and Inspiring Ideas to Decorate It Yourself
 **Disclosure**This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

About the Book:
Decorate Your Home like a Rock Star!

Popular home decor blogger KariAnne Wood has created this delightful and inspiring home planner just for you. With her infectious joy and humor, KariAnne is there to hold your hand on the decorating road ahead.

Infused with witty, simple, and can-do advice, The DIY Home Planner is packed with unique features to help you realize your decorating dreams:

Convenient pockets to tuck paint chips, fabric samples, and more to keep you organized
Charming illustrations, photos, and diagrams to inform and encourage you
Unique style guides, decision trees, and reference guidelines to inspire confidence in every decorating decision
Easy DIY projects to help you accessorize with personalized style
Incredible extras in the back of the book, including three frameable prints to brighten up your wall decor
Discover these and other amazing tips in every area of home d├ęcor from painted wall treatments to light fixtures to accessories to floors...and so much more!

My Review:
 These days everyone and their brother is into planners. Planners for everything whether it is for a person's daily activities or its for organizing different ideas such is the case with this neat, little book. The DIY Home Planner is a book that helps you decorate your home. A great way to map out what you would like to do around the home. To me, its a great idea to use a book like this because for me I need to write everything down in order to organize it and with this book you can do just that.

 The author gives you many organizing and decorating tips but she also gives you space in order to grid things out. So if you would like to map out your living room space she gives you some grid paper to do just that. She takes you through every aspect of the decorating world like for example discussing flooring she talks about he different types and pro's and con's of each.

 This is the perfect planner to take everywhere with you as you design your space. It has everything!

Review: The Hawaiian Discovery by:Wanda E. Brunstetter

 The Hawaiian Discovery
 **Disclosure**This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

About the Book:
An Amish Woman Finds Love in Hawaii

Ellen Lambright mourned when her best friend, Mandy, moved from Indiana to Hawaii. But now Ellen has received the Amish church’s permission to go to Hawaii and help Mandy through challenging times. Rob Smith works on the Williams family’s organic farm, far from his past mistakes and burning regrets. When Ellen befriends Rob, the attraction is mutual, but her commitment to the Amish faith stands between them. Could a heartfelt discovery lead to forgiveness, reunion, and love? Or is Ellen’s destiny waiting for her in Indiana?

Find out in this sequel to The Hawaiian Quilt from New York Times bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter, writing with her daughter-in-law Jean Brunstetter.

My Review: 
 A beautiful addition to the most loved The Hawaiian Quilt. In this sequel, Ellen thought her life was over when her best friend Mandy moved away to Hawaii. But after a few breath holding moments she was able to gain permission to go to Hawaii to help her friend and that could just what the doctor ordered. While away Ellen meets a friend that makes her question her Amish faith.

 What I really didn't like about the story was that the Amish fight so hard against "the outsiders" aka the English but Ellen was willing to even question her faith over a young man. It bugged me during that part of the story.

 What I liked about the story was the author attention to the beautiful land of Hawaii. She is able to take you on a journey with her words. During the story, Ellen is able to think through a lot of decisions that otherwise could damage her life more than help it. Overall, a perfect ending to this series.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Review: True Citrus

**Disclosure**This product was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the sponsor. All opinions are my own.
About the Product:
All True Citrus Products:
  • are made with ingredients that you can pronounce
  • are made with citrus juices and oils (which is what gives them their fresh-squeezed taste)
  • have low calories (0 to 10 calories per serving)
  • have low sugar (0 to 1 gram per serving)
  • contain NO artificial sweeteners, flavors, preservatives, gluten or sodium
When we started this company almost 15 years ago we started with this commitment. And we also started with the commitment to treat customers the way we want to be treated. (Just like our moms taught us.) So that’s why we have a 100% guarantee of satisfaction that we always stand behind. That’s why we put our phone number and email address on every box and every packet.

My Review:
 Summer is the perfect time to try different types of lemony flavored drinks and that is a perfect reason to enter the True Citrus sweepstakes where you can win a $10,000 cash price as well as other products. You have until June 15th to enter. You can enter the sweepstakes here.

 I was able to try a few of these amazing products and I have to say they are quite delicious to say the least. Full of dynamic flavor with only have of the sugar of competitors. Their products are sweetened with sugar and stevia which is great for my family because we don't like letting our kids have all that extra sugar.

 They also have some drink mixes with an energy quality to them to give you that extra boost. My favorites so far are lemonade, strawberry lemonade, and limeade. They offer drop in packets for bottled water and they offer packets for bigger amounts, as well.

 I was also pleasantly surprised that they offer seasonings for cooking and baking. Can't wait to use all these great products out by the pool this summer. With their yummy lemonades and seasonings for some great grill offering-- I can smile knowing my family is eating and drinking some yummy stuff thanks to True Citrus. So give it a try and I am sure you will enjoy this company, their products and all they stand for.

Review: Mama's Jewelry

 **Disclosure** This product was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the sponsor. All opinions are my own.

About the Product:
Mama's Jewelry has been designing rings and pendants for moms for 30 years, and we have no intention of slowing down! Our company is committed to creating exceptional mothers pendants, rings and earrings at affordable prices.

A key benefit to shopping with us is our fast turnaround times. As soon as we receive your order, our CAD technicians and certified jewelers get to work designing and building your custom item. All of our processes follow strict quality control measures. Everything that comes from us has our seal of approval. If we wouldn't give it to our loved ones, we won't send it to you!

Most orders for mothers rings and pendants are able to be sent out within 3 to 5 days, reaching you about a week later. If you're shopping at the last minute, Mama's Jewelry will take care of you and ensure that you get a custom made item that looks like it took months to make!
For More Information Visit this link.

My Review:
 What a great gift idea! Whether its Mothers Day or any day that you want to give your loved one a gorgeous piece of jewelry for rock bottom affordable prices, it's Mama's Jewelry to the rescue. This online jewelry store has some gorgeous pieces that are sure to please any budget.

 I had the chance to review a few pieces from them and they are so beautiful and no one could tell that they were Swarovski CZs. My family kept complementing me on how beautiful this jewelry looked. They were very impressed when I told them that they weren't real diamonds. Thanks to Mama's Jewelry, I was able to get some beautiful pieces that I had always wanted at very affordable prices.

 The pictures you see are just a prime example of some of the products that Mama's Jewelry offers. You should really check them out for any gift giving ideas that are on the horizon. The quality of the metals and jewels used are impeccable.

 They offer free shipping and a 30 day satisfaction guarantee. This is a great place to buy jewelry for that special lady in your life. They have a wide range of items to choose from so make a visit to their website--real soon.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Review: Dr Jacobs Naturals

**Disclosure**This product was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the company listed. All opinions are my own.

About the Product:
Dr. Jacobs was a Swiss chemist that perfected the long-standing Castilian tradition of making Jabon de Castilla or Castile soap before the turn of the 19th century. Today, we still use the same recipes and work to uphold the long-standing tradition of making natural Castile Soap products.

The company Dr. Jacobs was created by Joey and Ezra Aini in the spring 2011. Familiar with cosmetics and skincare from other brands they have launched, they are answering the call of demand from customers for a multi-purpose natural soap product.
My Review:
 I received three of Dr Jacobs Naturals to review and let me say the quality of their products is phenomenal. I received Castile Liquid Soap-Charcoal, Minty Cucumber Mojito Castile Bar Soap, and Almond Honey Castile Liquid Soap. I have tried two of the products so far. I love these products.

 Not only are they thick and clean really well, the scents are over the top and last a long time on the skin. I put the bar soap on my bathroom sink vanity and I put the Almond Honey on the kitchen sink. The kitchen sink is everyone's main area of washing their hands so this soap got used pretty regularly, right off the bat. Most of us have sensitive skin and these products work well on our sensitive skin.

 The family agree that these soaps are of good quality and smell great. The prices of Dr Jacobs are really affordable and right now with any orders placed you can use the coupon code: Free Shipping on all Dr. Jacobs Naturals products totaling over $20! Use code freeship20 at this link.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Review: The Captured Bride by:Michelle Griep

 The Captured Bride (Daughters of the Mayflower #3)
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
About the Book:
Mercy Lytton, a scout with keen eyesight raised among the Mohawks, and Elias Dubois, a condemned traitor working both sides of the conflict, must join together to get a shipment of gold safely into British hands.
A brand new series for fans of all things related to history, romance, adventure, faith, and family trees.

A War-Torn Countryside Is No Place for a Lady
Mercy Lytton is a lady like none other. Raised amongst the Mohawks, she straddles two cultures, yet each are united in one cause. . .to defeat the French. Born with a rare gift of unusually keen eyesight, she is chosen as a scout to accompany a team of men on a dangerous mission. Yet it is not her life that is threatened. It is her heart.  Condemned as a traitor, Elias Dubois faces the gallows. At the last minute, he is offered his freedom if he consents to accompany a stolen shipment of French gold to a nearby fort—but he is the one they stole it from in the first place. It turns out that the real thief is the beguiling woman, Mercy Lytton, for she steals his every waking thought.   Can love survive divided loyalties in a backcountry wilderness?

Join the adventure as the Daughters of the Mayflower series continues with The Captured Bride by Michelle Griep.

My Review:
 Mercy is having to live a double life, in a sense. She has one foot in Mohawk country and the other in British territory helping defeat the French. What a twist on the story when the two lovebirds are actually enemies and don't really know it until it the gold has to be transported.

 The story of Mercy and Elias have literally had me on the edge of my seat. At times I couldn't believe that this story was headed in the direction that it was in and at other times I could feel the love between the two but the frustration of both. It was a captivating story with an unexpected ending that left me reeling.

 A turn of the century story thats actual a mix of several different cultures. War time has become a time of mystery and secrets. There are two caught in the middle and The Captured Bride shares their stories.

 A fantastic read!

Review: How to be a Perfect Christian by:The Babylon Bee

 How to Be a Perfect Christian: Your Comprehensive Guide to Flawless Spiritual Living
 **Disclosure**This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

About the Book:
With a biting, satirical style reminiscent of The Onion, How to Be a Perfect Christian takes a humorous look at the quirks of cultural Christianity while subtly challenging the reader to search for more than a cultural faith.

Written in the trademark style of The Babylon Bee, this book humorously satirizes cultural Christianity while peppering in subtle challenges to the reader. Through humor and sarcasm (and a handy meter to rank your "holiness" as you progress through the book), readers will be called to find a more biblical understanding of the Christian faith, all while poking fun at the quirks of the modern, American Christian community.

My Review:
 A book completely based on satire but yet in many aspects seems to ring true especially if we don't want to admit it. The different things discussed in the book go from a natural just hitting on surface issues or problems that we complain about, having to do with our local church to the real issues we have deep down inside.

 I think the book's main theme is trying to be the perfect Christian and many of us think we are so we make comments and judge others when we ourselves aren't perfect, at all. We are all sinners and we are all doomed to hell if it weren't for the saving grace of Jesus Christ. He gave of Himself to save us. We are all on an equal playing field. We tend to start after some time, regarding ourselves higher than we actually are and this book plans on that standard. I actually laughed about a lot of what was in the book. But the truth is, its all extremely true and many of us if not all do it at some point or another.

 I think this should be a lesson in futility for all of us. We all sin and we all struggle. No one is better than anyone and we all are on our way to Heaven. We also need to keep this in mind when we complain. As if we need a remainder, Paul instructs on the right thing to do. Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the word of life—in order that I may boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor for nothing. But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you. So you too should be glad and rejoice with me. (Philippians 2:14-18)