Saturday, May 23, 2015
Welcome to the third and final month of our Alight.com Spring Giveaway!
You can read my review here.
Just follow the instructions below for your chance to enter to win!
Open to USA & Canada, 18+, No PO Boxes. All entries are verified. Giveaway ends on June 22, 2015.
I received an item from alight.com for the purpose of review. I received no monetary compensation. The opinions expressed herein are my own and based on my own use of and experience with the item. #ad #sponsored
Thursday, May 21, 2015
A few months ago, I reviewed a Christian Parenting book called Motivate Your Child. Today, I'd like to introduce you to it's companion manual, Motivate Your Child Action Plan.
While both of my daughters are now adults, I have a 15 month old granddaughter. She is a bright, happy, and headstrong little girl. I want her to grow up and remain bright and happy -- headstrong, not so much.
It is my belief that positive action and response must begin early. Parent without anger or fear. That's the road to successful communication.
The Action Plan as developed by Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller is brilliant in it's unique strategies and steps. It focuses on the steps that take you forward without stress and doubt. It's the most positive approach to Christian Parenting that I have ever found.
I wish this plan had been available to me when my daughters were young. My youngest and I had many days filled with less-than-perfect attempts to solve problems and issues that affect all families. After reading these two amazing books, I clearly see where I handled things badly.
I am blessed, however, in knowing that my girls are wonderful, beautiful Christian women who walk the straight and narrow path to the Lord.
Parents: I highly recommend both books as a guiding light to motivate your child forward into the world with strength, confidence, personal responsibility, and good moral character.
The Christian-based tools outlined in the Action Plan empowers both parent and child. These tools encourage and praise personal growth and development within the family. This plan is easily implemented and easily understood. For every issue that arises, there is a character-based solution.
Using Biblical wisdom and teachings, Dr. Turansky and Nurse Miller have created a motivational plan that will set your entire family on a path of respect and familial support. Is anything more important than that?
I am sending these books to my oldest daughter, Michelle. I know that she will implement these guidelines with her daughter. That makes me feel comforted and truly blessed.
From now until May 30, you may purchase Motivate Your Child Action Plan for a donation of just $29.95 and take an additional $5.00 off using the CODE: AP5BGT
You may also purchase on Amazon.com.
How many times has your phone or other tech device run out of battery and shut down on you? All the time? Once in a while?
I may have the perfect solution for you!
The #CoreThird Express is a tiny powerhouse of a power bank. At only four inches tall and delivering up to 3,000mAh, it's an ultra-compact, supercharged external power pack that lets you add hours of battery life safely and conveniently. At work, on your commute, or out and about, simply plug in and recharge your device instantly. Take more pictures, play games and listen to music longer, surf and watch videos, make calls, send emails, work and collaborate - whatever your device helps you do, the Express helps you do it longer.
The Express is small in size but big in performance. Its compact, tube design is perfectly suited for purses and pockets, letting you juice up your phone or other device without adding excess bulk. And with its 3,000mAh capacity, you can charge a completely drained battery in most devices to full and still have leftover charge. The CoreThird external power bank adds an extra 150% battery life to an iPhone 6, close to 100% to a Samsung S5, and over 100% to most other phones and devices. Charge from zero to full at one go, or 'top up' with charge when needed.
The Express' excellent build-quality and high-performance Lithium-ion cells combine to give you the perfect solution to a mobile lifestyle. You'll never run out of power again.
While I'm new to smart phones, Happy Husband has had one for ages. He was always calling just to tell me that his phone was dying. When we received the CoreThird Express Power Bank & Portable Charger, we were both happy and relieved! When Mike is out in the field, his phone is, quite literally, his lifeline. A dead phone is not a safe situation.
Mike just plugged the charger into the van's cigarette lighter via a hub and let it charge up. He tells me that it took about 2 to 3 hours for the charger to become fully loaded. When then plugged in to his phone, it would fully charge his phone in about 2 hours. Not bad at all. He gets 1 1/2 to 2 complete charges per use of the Express Power Bank and Portable Charger. Happy Husband is exceptionally pleased and uses this daily.
To re-charge the power bank, simply plug the charger into a USB port on your computer or into a hub in the car. It's very simple and so easy to use.
The Express Power Bank and Portable Charger is High-capacity with 3,000mAH of extra battery juice for your device. It's Ultra-compact, sleek, tubular design for maximum portability. Safe and convenient. High-quality Samsung Lithium-ion cells and state-of-the-art circuitry and technology ensures maximum safety. Superfast charging: Plug in and get your device up-and-running instantly.
You may purchase the #CoreThird Express Bank and Portable Charger at Amazon.com
The folks at #IntelliARMOR have generously offered one of my reads the chance to win an Express Power Bank for their very own! Just follow the entry instructions below for your chance to enter to win!
Open to USA, 18+, No PO Boxes. All entries are verified. Giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. on June 2, 2015.
DISCLOSURE: I received an Express Power Bank for the purpose of this review. I received no monetary compensation. The opinions expressed herein are my own and based on my own use of and experience with the item.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
This is the digital age. Security concerns are utmost in our every day lives. Anything that concerns our finances is paramount in our thoughts. We must protect ourselves.
Too often that protection comes with a high price tag. That should not be the case. With the RFID Blocking Sleeves, you won't pay a lot to have maximum protection for your credit / debit cards or ANY card that used RFID Technology.
BLOCKIT RFID Blocking Sleeves are constructed with 3 separate layers of protection: an aluminum interior that blocks 13.56MHz signals, a copper middle layer that blocks 125kHz signals, and a full color glossy outer layer that makes your cards look great!
Now, I love big-muscle, sports cars. So, I was tickled pink when I received a package of six RFID Blocking Sleeves with a sports car theme! The cards were: Bugatti Venom (my favourite). Shelby Mustang GT, Aston Martin Vanquish, Lamborghini Gallardo, Corvette Stingray, and Ferrari FF Coupe.
These are available in both Top Load (mine) and side load. They are also available in two other designs:
Designer Fabric Style and Flowers.
Happy Husband immediately took the Ferrari RFID Blocking Sleeve.
His CC and debit card both have RFID Technology and he is very pleased to have 3 layers of protection between his cards and thieves.
I gave a couple to my Mom to keep both her debit card and her room key at her senior living apartment. I feel a lot safer knowing that she's protected.
With the RFID Blocking Sleeves you can:
*PROTECT YOUR FAMILY and Friends from Credit Card Fraud, Identity Theft and Digital Pickpocketing.
*6 EXOTIC CAR DESIGNS are Color Coded Making it Easy to Locate the Right Card, Every Time.
*FITS IN YOUR WALLET: Your Cards Fit Snugly Inside Plus They Fit Easily in all Wallet Card Slots.
*EXCLUSIVE TECHNOLOGY: BLOCKIT 3-Layer Construction for Maximum Protection
You may purchase these sleeves on Amazon.com and start protecting yourself today.
I received a set of six RFID Blocking Sleeves for the purpose of this review. I received no monetary compensation. The opinions expressed herein are my own and based on my own use of and experience with the items.
As you can see, the Paracord Survival Bracelet is not only multi-functional but also seriously fashionable. Mike tells me that its so lightweight, he barely notices it. It doesn't rub or chafe his skin. I love it, because I know that it could save his life in an emergency.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
The winner of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Note 3 Micro USB Charger is...
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Thank you to everyone that participated -- I appreciate your support.
I have more great reviews and giveaways coming soon!
Monday, May 18, 2015
It is my great please sure to introduce you to OrJoe Coffee and their amazing Manual Coffee Burr Grinder!
The manual coffee grinder is the most useful tool in the coffee lover's kitchen. It needs no electricity, so it's completely portable. You can take it in the RV, car, boat, camping, and more! A BIG plus is that you aren't wasting electricity. This is a hand-crank mill. It's very green -- environmentally friendly.
It's also versatile and may be used for grinding spices!
It's also an exceptionally elegant piece of functional art. Who would not want this beautiful grinder as a centerpiece? Simple elegance.
As you can see from the photo above, the OrJoe Coffee Grinder has four separate components. They are easily assembled, broken down for cleaning, and easily re-assembled for it's next use. I am very pleased with this as I have never had great success with electric grinders.
When I first opened the box, I thought, "This looks complicated". It isn't! Within 10 minutes, I had it disassembled, washed, dried, and reassembled! Yes, it's just that easy.
You can set the gear to grind to a fine, medium, or coarse ground. I set mine to coarse for use in a French Press. I actually thought it might be difficult to grind the whole coffee beans as I'd never used a manual grinder. I was wrong. It was not only EASIER that I thought, it was easier than using an electric grinder!
I loved the aroma of the beans as they ground -- it's intoxicating! I like being able to see the grounds accumulating in the clear glass carafe. It's a complete coffee experience. There is nothing like it.
Is that not beautiful coffee? I will never, ever go back to the electric grinder. I am spoiled now by this beautiful, amazing manual coffee grinder.
Do you see the rubber banding at the bottom of the carafe? It covers the rim of the carafe's bottom and holds the mill snug so there is no slipping on your counter-top.
To grind, just place the mill on a flat surface, firmly grasp the handle, and turn it clock-wise to grind the coffee. The ceramic conical burr mill gently grinds (it doesn't shred or hack) the beans. I use about 1/4 cup of beans to make to two six-ounce cups of coffee in the French Press. A finer grind will likely give you about 4 cups of brewed coffee.
After a while, you will need to break it down and thoroughly clean it as oils and residue can build up. I have done a bit of research and discovered that you can use large grain sea salt (or canning salt) or even uncooked brown to clean the burrs. Just put about 1/2 cup in the mill, set of fine, and grind away the residue! Add the used salt / rice to your compost heap!
You can see my first experience with the OrJoe Manual Coffee Grinder in the video below! Please don't laugh at me... I'm new to video reviews! LOL!
I do hope you've enjoyed my introduction of the OrJoe Coffee Grinder. You may purchase it on Amazon.com.
The folks at OrJoe Coffee would to hear from you! You can connect with them on their social media pages:
Facebook, Pinterest, and @vm18009 on Twitter.
They have also very generously offered one of my readers the opportunity to win a manual coffee grinder for their very own! How cool is that?
Just follow the entry instructions below for your chance to enter to win!
Giveaway open to USA, 18+, No PO Boxes. All entries are verified. Giveaway closes at 11:59 p.m. on May 31, 2015.
DISCLOSURE: I received an #OrJoeCoffee Coffee Grinder for the purpose of review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed herein are my own and based on my own use of and experience with the item.
My youngest daughter, Morgan, has a Galaxy S5 -- I was happily surprised when I discovered the Micro USB 3.0 Cable from That Is Just Genius.
As you can imagine, Morgan is so excited to have it and has been using it for over a week now.
She's told me that the cable is sturdy, fits the phone perfectly, and has lowered her charge wait-time exponentially. The time it takes to upload / download files, videos, music, and apps is also considerably shorter than before.
This is a very reliable charger cable. It holds up well under a lot of use.
The Samsung Note 3 and Samsung Galaxy S5 are two of the most advanced mobile devices on the market today, but if you really want to see how impressively they perform, you can't settle for any ordinary Note 3 or Samsung Galaxy S5 charger cable. With the Samsung Galaxy S5 Charger & Samsung Note 3 Charger from That Is Just Genius, you'll be able to use your mobile device sooner and get data transferred at lightning fast speeds.
This Galaxy S5 and Samsung Note 3 USB cable doesn't just say "Genius" on the outside; it features truly genius technology on the inside. An OEM-certified charger, the Samsung Micro USB 3.0 cable allows you to fully benefit from the USB 3.0 capabilities of your device while consuming less power and protecting your Note 3 or Galaxy S5 from damage due to overheating.
With an ordinary Samsung Galaxy S5 car charger, 2.0 Samsung Note 3 cable or 2.0 Samsung Galaxy S5 cable, you have to wait for 6 to 8 hours for your device to go from 0 to 100% battery power. Who has that kind of time? The Genius Technology featured in this Samsung Galaxy S5 charging cable slashes charging time in half, so you're ready to talk, text, surf and more in just to 2 to 3 hours!
Transferring large video files and audio playlists from your computer to your mobile device can take forever with a basic cable, leaving you wondering if it's worth it to sync that data at all. Our Genius Technology gets even huge files from your hard drive to your mobile device in seconds.
Our ingenious cable is backed by an 18-month warranty to fully ensure your satisfaction. You have nothing to lose but charge and transfer wait time!
My Morgan works and goes to school. She doesn't have a lot of time to waste trying to charge her phone. She's a busy girl and time is precious. The Micro Cable allows her phone to charge much faster and allows for exceptionally fast file transfers. Rather than the usual 6-8 hours to complete the charge, the charge can be completed in just 2-3 hours!
FULLY CHARGE IN HALF THE TIME: Why be without your phone for longer than necessary? The Samsung Micro USB 3.0 cable is twice as fast as a standard 2.0 USB Samsung Note 3 or Samsung Galaxy S5 cable. Get your phone fully charged in 2 or 3 hours!
GET DATA TRANSFERRED IN SECONDS: With other Samsung Note 3 cable & Samsung Galaxy S5 cable models, it can take minutes to load songs & videos to your phone. Our Genius Tech Fast Sync Technology gets the job done in a fraction of the time
INCREDIBLY VERSATILE SOLUTION: Use as a Samsung Note 3 charger, a Samsung Galaxy S5 charger or a charging cable for any other device with a Micro USB 3.0 connector
SAVE POWER, SAVE YOUR DEVICE Genius USB 3.0 technology improves charging efficiency to reduce power consumption whenever you use you Samsung Note 3 or Samsung Galaxy S5 charger cable. Plus, the cable helps to protect against overheating, which can shorten the life of your device
GUARANTEED SATISFACTION: With full Samsung OEM certification and a full 18-month warranty, our Samsung Note 3 USB cable & Samsung Galaxy S5 USB cable is guaranteed to provide the absolute best experience
You may purchase the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Note 3 Micro USB 3.0 Cable on Amazon.com for the low SALE price of just $7.99!
The wonderful folks at That Is Just Genius have generously offered one of my readers the opportunity to win a Samsung Galaxy S5 and Note 3 Micro USB 3.0 Cable!
Just follow the entry instructions below for your chance to enter to win.
Open to USA, 18+, No PO Boxes. All entries are verified. Giveaway ends on May 18, 2015.
I received a Samsung Galaxy S5 and Note 3 Micro USB 3.0 Cable to facilitate this review. I received no monetary compensation. The opinions expressed below are my own and based on my own use of and experience with the item.
I would like to bring to your attention an article posted yesterday about a blogger who seems to be less than ethical in her blogging endeavours.
I have no reason to disbelieve the authors of the article or dispute their findings based on my own experiences with the subject.
Posted by Terri Patillo at 11:32 AM
The winners of the Renuzit Pearl Scents coupons are...
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Thank you to everyone that participated -- I appreciate your support!
I have more great reviews and giveaways coming soon!