Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Nine - Book Review

    Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) in exchange for my review. All opinions my own.  

 
   If you're looking for a suspense filled read, Nine by Rachelle Dekker is one I highly recommend! To be honest, when I first started reading this book, I wasn't sure I was going to like it, but it surprised me and I loved it! Nine is about a girl named Zoe, who wanted to escape her past and live a quiet life without the worry of others, until she meets a teenage girl who appeared lost and had no memory of her life, but clearly needed help. Zoe and the girl needed to reach a town hundreds of miles away, in Texas, before the government agents find them.

   There's so much to this story, filled with ups and downs, leaving you on the edge of your seat wondering what's going to happen next. There's mystery, and action, and violence, but also friendship, love, and growth. This is truly an amazing read, that, without giving too much away, you will find the suspense in the details of the story; from traveling and hiding out, to taking action and getting what they want, this story will fill your mind as you watch everything work together in the end. I enjoyed this book so much, I can't wait to check out some other stories by Rachelle Dekker! 
 

You can find Nine available for purchase on Amazon in Kindle, Audiobook, Hardback, or Paperback.


 

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Daily Goodie Box - August 2020

   Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) in exchange for my review. All opinions my own. 
 
Post is a bit late, but last months August Goodie Box had a variety of fun items in it! Full size products and samples, testing each one has been fun! Check out what I received below:
 
 
 

Coco Luxe - Hydration - Unfortunately I could not try this product, as coconut seems to cause issues for me, so I gave it to my husband drink. If you love Coconut Water you will love that this is pure 100% coconut water, never from concentrate and made with no preservatives. It also has no added sugars so its healthy for you! Great at re-hydrating your system when you need that boost.


Jada Spices - Vegan Chicken Salt - This spice had a smell strong of Turmeric, with a rich yellow color and seasoned nicely. I added it to the flour mix for breading chicken, couldn't tell that much but I'm sure it added a nice flavor. I also used it on a Pork Roast and it really made the flavor nice!

Nature Nut Shampoo - So far, I really like using this shampoo. It's been gentle on my hair, getting it clean, and smelling really nice. Funny enough, the scent reminds me of my late Grandpa's aftershave, but not in a bad way. Very neutral and refreshing. After using it for awhile, sometimes it seems to leave my hair a little greasy and heavy feeling, so because of this, I don't use it daily.

Wholeberry - Passion Fruit Snack Rounds - Tart little disc sized snacks with a nice passion fruit flavor. They have little crunchy things in them that give a nice texture. I like that they're not terribly sweet, yet taste like candy and better for you too!

Rowdy Bar - Chocolate Coconut Cashew - I couldn't try this one, due to the coconut in it, so I gave it to my husband. He said it was like eating clay with chocolate. He didn't like it much lol. Maybe their other flavors would be better.


We Are Rugged Beauty - Long Lasting Nail Polish - I received the Burnt Campfire polish, and though I wasn't too fond of the color at first, it began to grow on me. I found the polish to last as long as most other ones out there... Didn't notice much of a difference, just wish it didn't smell so bad. I like that it easily came off my nails with bail polish remover, however the polish stained my nails, leaving a light orange hue to them... Which I don't like lol.

Rejuva Minerals - Sheer Tinted Moisturizer - I've always been interested in tinted moisturizers so I was excited to try this one. I didn't really see much of a difference, once I rubbed it on, but it seemed to clog my pores. Not something I can see myself to use in the future, but it was cool to experience it.
 
NEATsheets - 4-Count Sample Pack - These Neat sheets remind me of the little sheets dentists put on your chest to keep you clean while getting dental work done. They do great at keeping your clothes clean and drip free!
 


 
   I've enjoyed trying another batch of products and looking forward to the next! Would you like to try your in Goodie Box for free? Join the Daily Goodie Box to receive your own set of products to test!  
  
 
Daily Goodie Box. It's more than just Free Samples!  
 
 
I received a complimentary product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions my own. 

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Everyday Tableware Gold Dot Disposable Tableware Set

Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) in exchange for my review. All opinions my own.


   Get ready for a party with this adorable Gold Dot Disposable Tableware Set! This set includes 20 pieces of each item: 9" paper plates, 7" paper plates, 9 oz paper cups, paper napkins and paper straws. 
 
I love that this set can be used for so many different occasions: birthday party, baby shower, wedding, mother's day, any day! They are very beautiful and make for an easy clean up. They seem pretty durable as well, so they wont flop when you have food on them, and the lip edge keeps food from slipping off. Enjoy your next celebration with these adorable dotted paper dishes!


You can find this disposable Everyday tableware set available for purchase on Amazon.
 
I received a discounted product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions my own.  
 

Sunday, August 30, 2020

A Dazzle of Diamonds - Book Review

 Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) in exchange for my review. All opinions my own. 

 


    A Dazzle of Diamonds by Liz Johnson is a beautiful romance novel about a girl who works as an events manager for a local Bridal Shop. Everything seems to be going fine in her world, until her ex fiance shows up, with his new bride to be. Drama unfolds, but she has her lifelong best friend right there by her side to help her work through this. Together, they find each other growing closer together, and the future begins to reveal itself!

  

 I really enjoyed reading A Dazzle of Diamonds. It was a sweet romantic read, pretty predictable but overall heart whelming-ly good. I loved the story line of the characters needing to unveil the past of their family history, to move on in the world. Every bit and piece of this read was interesting and having me wonder what's next. The way the relationships played out worked for everybody and ended in a happy romance! And as the story was set in the Georgia heat, this was a great book to read on my patio balcony, during these hot summer day! 

 

You can find A Dazzle of Diamonds available for purchase on Amazon, as well as many other books by Liz Johnson.


I received a complimentary product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions my own.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Vitamatic Vitamin D3 Supplements

   Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) in exchange for my review. All opinions my own. 

   If you need a little extra Vitamin D in your system, the Vitamatic Vitamin D3 Cholecalciferol with 50,000 IU, can help get you where you need to be and revive the vitamin deficiency. These pills are a  'Once Weekly Dose' of 1250 mcg, and is said to contain a progressive formula in helping vitamin D deficiencies. Vitamin D is an important nutrient that we need so we can have healthy muscle function, strong bones and teeth, and boost the immune system. We typically get Vitamin D from sunshine, but some people don't absorb it as easily, or they don't see enough sunshine in their location. These pills are made to help that! And what's great about them is they are made free from sugar, starch, sodium, yeast, corn, wheat, egg, artificial colors, flavors and preservatives, and have been made in the U.S.
   I wanted to try out the Vitamatic Vitamin D3 supplements, for my husband who tends to have a Vitamin D deficiency, and had been looking for a good, easy fix for his fatigue. Because the pills are so potent, it is said to only take 1 pill one time a week, so you don't over do it on the Vitamin D. We are 2 weeks into taking them so we haven't really noticed a difference, but do want to point out that the pills are easy to swallow and haven't caused any adverse reactions. I suggest taking the pill on the same day, at the same time each week, to get into the routine of taking them. Set an alarm if you need to. (We do every Monday after dinner) One bottle is a 60 day supply so it will last awhile. Hoping to see an improvement soon!

You can find Vitamatic Vitamin D3 Cholecalciferol available in several stores, but this specific brand is available at Walmart and comes in a 60 day supply so it should last a long time!



I received a complimentary sample in exchange for my honest Review. All opinions my own.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Trying Out The Chocolate Pro-Keto Shake by Lean 180


   Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) in exchange for my review. All opinions my own. 


   I've been enjoying the new Pro-Keto Shake by Lean 180 over the last few days! This shake is made to help boost metabolism, suppress the appetite and speed up weight loss. It contains only 100 calories and 2g of sugar per serving, while also containing 20g of Protein! This is perfect to make in the mornings, mix with your choice of milk product and ice, and you have a delicious breakfast shake! 




   The chocolate flavor is delicious! It's like drinking a dessert every morning. The instructions say to mix with your choice of 6oz milk product and ice, but I've found it mixes just as good with water. I like to use 8oz as I found it too sweet with only 6oz. This shake can be mixed with bananas or other delicious items to make it even better! I haven't noticed a difference in it suppressing my appetite but I'm only 3 days in so it might take time. I really enjoy drinking it though and would love to try the other flavors!


   Visit skinnyjane.com for more information and purchasing the Lean 180 Pro-Keto Shake , which is available in 3 different flavors: Chocolate, Vanilla, and Salted Caramel. They also have many other products to check out!


I received a complimentary product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions my own.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Easy DIY Weed Killer



    Spring and Summer is a beautiful time of year, but it brings weeds like crazy! Our current backyard has rock landscaping, and it grows back weeds no matter how often I pull them up! I wanted to find something to help kill off the weeds a little, so I'm not having to pull them as often. After some research on natural products, I decided to make up a recipe with products I had on hand. Salt, Vinegar, Dish Soap, and Hot Water are all products that will aid in destroying weeds, and hopefully discourage them from regrowing. I only recommend doing this an in area where you do not plan on growing anything, as it could taint the soil for future growth. 

   In a spray bottle, I mixed half hot water, half vinegar, a heaping amount of salt, and some drizzles of dish soap. I shook the bottle until everything mixed together and dissolved, than began spraying on the weeds in my gravel. Keep in mind, this takes a lot of solution, and you have to be consistent with it until the weeds die up. You will see the solution working after a day or two, the weeds will start turning yellow and shrivel up. This will make them easier to pull out of the ground as well! Make sure you stay consistent, as it is a more natural substance so it doesn't work like chemicalized weed killers, but it is much safer for you and the environment. 


You can see in my photos, the progress after one day.