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Review: Nursing Cover

5441a4a97c1c288ade89e2b91cea0370d26d53cb I was sent this beautiful nursing cover to review. As a mother who breastfed I can tell you this would have been amazing to have when I was nursing. Aside from having a super cute pattern and being stylish, the functionality of this product is awesome. The creators of this nursing cover was spot on!

 

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I Love that there is built in “boning around the neckline so that its hands free viewing of your baby. The Fabric is soft and wide so you can have your privacy while nursing. My Favorite feature of this cover is the adjustable neck strap with D ring. this way you can make sure that it fits perfectly every time. The neck strap is wide so its not digging into your neck. It also comes with its own storage pouch so that you can throw it in your purse and take it with you anywhere you go.

The Cover sells for $14.99 on amazon and would make an amazing gift for the expecting mother that you may know.

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Review: The Chili Cookbook

  • ChiliHardcover: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press (September 29, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1607747952
  • ISBN-13: 978-1607747956
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.8 x 8.3 inches

Tis the season where Chili is a Staple of survival. Fall has settled and winter is creeping in and that means that my house is going to smell like the delicious aroma of chili.  What is going to be new this year though, is that I’m going to use The Chili Cookbook to help me mix it up a bit. You will find all sorts of chili from the traditional meat and bean chili to a lobster and corn chili.

This is a hardcover, 200 page book packed with delicious recipes paired up with beautiful food porn quality photographs that are sure to make your tummy growl. This book would make a fantastic gift or even stocking stuffer for the cook in your life! Love it!

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Review: Cute Emergency

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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press (October 6, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1101904623
  • ISBN-13: 978-1101904626
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.5 x 7.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Are you grumpy? Irritated? Sad? Well the Doctor is in!… or more like me and my opinion but hey close enough! I’m prescribing Cute Emergency by Tony Heally.

Cute Emergency is a book made up of 176 pages of cuteness. A squat little book filled with adorable animals and great captions!

This book would be fantastic for a stocking stuffer this Christmas, Or even a gift to someone who is feeling under the weather. Retails on Amazon.Com for $8.80

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Review: Bright Time Buddies

Glowanimals81WuPT9JFxL._SY450_I Had the pleasure of having a bright time buddies sent to me. We were sent the Dreamy Dog. Dreamy Dog weighs about 5 oz. and measures 5.3 x 3.1 x 5.8 inches big (fits perfectly in your little ones hand) made of vinyl .  Dreamy Dog is a goofy little white dog that transforms with a touch of the head into a nigh light. Dreamy dog rotates between three colors, Green, Yellow and blue. Requires three AAA batteries and is gender neutral making it a wonderful gift for any child in your life.

Not a fan of the looks of Dreamy Dog? No worries! Brigh Time
Buddies has several different types
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  • Domino the penguin
  • Crescent Cat
  • Shimmer Unicorn
  • Lucinda Ladybug
  • Lumy Owl

This easy to take along night light sells currently here for $14.95 each, but is currently having a buy one get one sale going on. With Christmas coming up this would make a wonderful stocking stuffer or a great toy to bring along for tricker treating to help keep the kiddos safe!

A little goofy looking, but my son and I both love him. Also love that he has a one hour timer so we don’t have to burn through the batteries. I total win in our home!

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Review: Macrame Fashion Accessories & Jewelry

  • 11050247_10153322381247270_5272744440518526643_nPaperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing; 1 edition (July 28, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764348574
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764348570
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 9.1 inches
  • Release Date: July 28th 2015

I got another oppurtunity to review another AMAZING crafty book by Schiffer Publishing.

So what comes to mind when you think Macrame? If you are anything like me it is something along the lines of a dated plant hanger.  If that is the case this book is seriously going to blow you mind!

You are going to see that Macrame goes way beyond the outdated plant hangers and can make beautiful complex jewelry, handbags and even scarves.

New to Macrame? No problem the first part of the book is an introduction to the craft. It shows you the basic supplies you need, and easy to follow instructions on the knots that you will be using in the projects in the book. Once you are ready to tackle an actual project they are just as easy to follow. The step by step guides will lead you from beginning to end.

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Is your mind blown? Yeah mine is too! I seriously could kick myself though because I just took a ton of para cord to goodwill as I had no idea that I could actually find anything to do with it! Grrrrrr… but thats okay because the supplies are all super affordable and can easily be found at Joann Fabrics, Michael’s or any craft and hobby store.

To pre order this book please go to here! Oh! And a huge shout our and big thank you to Schiffer Publishing for sending me another amazing book!

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Review: American Heart Association Grill It, Braise It, Broil It: And 9 Other Easy Techniques for Making Healthy Meals

  • bookPaperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Harmony (June 2, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307888096
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307888099
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.7 x 9.1 inches

I was sent Grill It, Braise It and Broil It through Blogging for books to review. Set to be released on June 1st this book is going to rock your socks off. Its a paperback book with 304 pages with the following chapters:

  • Slow cooking
  • microwaving
  • blending
  • grilling
  • stir frying
  • braising
  • stewing
  • steaming
  • poaching
  • broiling
  • roasting
  • baking

along with having TONS Of delicious easy to make recipes you will also find tips and tricks on how to better your life and health. One of my favorite chapters was  having a heart healthy pantry and food groups and suggested servings.

This book is a fantastic way to kick off your summer season, and what better time to kick off the good eating habits than summer? Let Grill it, Braise It, Broil it help you with changing your habits and introduce you to cooking techniques you may not have ever used before.

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Liquid Chalk Markers Bundle w/ Chalkboard Labels


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I was sent this 10 pack of liquid chalk markers with lables to review on Tomoson. These markers sell for $23.84 on Amazon. These liquid chalk markers come with reversible tips A chisel for fine detail art work and a bullet tip for free writing and coloring. They are filled with Natural and profession ink. It comes with 8 unique shaped chalkboard labels that are made of strong vinyl and are removable with no mess behind. These are water base so you can wipe them off easily, they are dust free so no worries about it getting it all over. This is not only fun for mom to use for fun crafty projects or quickly writing a note on the fridge, but also for kids to develop their creative skills and not have to worry about a big mess. These are smooth and vibrant and write great on non porous surfaces like ceramic, varnished woods, glass, plastic, whiteboards, windows, stainless steel, mugs, and oh so much more! I am a huge fan, and totally in love!

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Review: TRIBULUS TERRESTRIS

Tribulus1_1024x1024I was sent a bottle of Tribulus through Tomoson to review. It sells for $17.97 and you can purchase it here.

I was sent a bottle of Tribulus through Tomoson to review. It sells for $17.97 and you can purchase it here. This product claims that it can:

    • Improves physical endurance and stamina
    • Encourages the production of spermatozoa for men’s fertility and the hormone concentration for women
    • Powerful aphrodisiac
    • Increases erectility and strength
    • Promotes proper balance on nervous system
    • Helps in restorative sleep
    • Increases testosterone levels
    • Promotes the production of lean muscle
    • Restores energy from hard physical activities
    • Protects the heart from cardiovascular disease
    • Regulates blood pressure
    • Combats a variety of diseases that mostly target vital body organs such as liver, heart, kidney and prostate

So what exactly is Tribulus Terrestris? Tribulus terrestris is a flowering plant that belongs to the Caltrop family and is native to the Mediterranean as well as Africa, Australia, and southern Asia. It is characterized by spines, giving it its other name, ‘puncture vine’. For many years now, people have made use of its fruits, leaves, and roots, for medical and fitness purposes. Several studies show that regular intake of the supplement helps decrease symptoms of angina as well as improve sexual performance and fertility. It should be noted, however, that individuals who have hormone-dependent conditions such as prostate or breast cancer are highly advised not to use the herb.

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