Sunday, October 28, 2018

Guest Post by Melissa Chan: Literary Book Gifts

*Guest Post by: Melissa Chan, designer of Literary Book Gifts

   "Literary Book Gifts is a brand new online store that has unique products for readers and writers of all ages. Sometimes it can be easier to turn on the TV or read magazines than to open up a book and read it from start to finish. Each item in the shop is created with the idea in mind to promote the love, enjoyment, and discussion of reading. In particular, the collection focuses on vintage designs and classic novels. These books have been around for such a long time that you can easily find and read them for free online or at your local library.

   I started Literary Book Gifts earlier this year. I had a few designs ready and I loved the idea of a wide selection of apparel and bags being available online for delivery right to your door. The collection showcases unique in-house designs, you will not find the same products elsewhere. Today I will be focusing on just a few of the products available in the store. In addition, there is an exclusive promo code just for you at the end of this article!

   The Typewriter Tote Bag is just one of the many bag options available. Perfect for carrying an actual typewriter, but also great for carrying books, binders, sweaters, and other daily necessities around town. This vintage typewriter is lightly distressed and in a black print on a beige background. The handles are black and made of cotton. Style this tote bag with a neutral color palette for a complete literary look!

   To go with the tote bags there is a wide selection of shirts available in both men's and women's sizing. The Vintage Book T-Shirt showcases a subtle literary design. A small book encapsulated by rays of sun. All the women's designs are also available in men's shirts as well.

   The Frankenstein T-Shirt for men is perfect to wear for Halloween and year round for fans of Mary Shelley's classic. What I love about the collection is that it has specific titles such as this one and more generic literature related clothing, such as the items mentioned above. I hope you enjoyed reading a bit about the designs and the shop."

   For readers of Temporary Waffle, the exclusive code TemporaryWaffle20 can be entered at checkout to receive 20% off! There is no minimum and this code does not expire.

*Written by Melissa Chan book enthusiast and designer at Literary Book Gifts.

Monday, October 1, 2018

World Peas and Healthy Snacking With Peatos

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

Let's face it; Snacking is something we all do, but looking for healthier alternatives makes snacking better for everyone. Got that crave for a crunchy, cheesy, snack? Peatos has you covered. 

   Peatos is a healthy alternative to Cheetos, made with real cheese, peas and lentils. They pack in 2x the protein, 3x the fiber, and less fat than other munching options out there. They bring in the "junk food" without all that extra junk, so you can feel good about snacking on these delicious crunchy morsels. Each bite is packed with nutrients giving you "pulse power" which are edible seeds from beans, lentils, chickpeas, and peas, making this an excellent source of plant based protein and fiber. Peatos are also GMO-free and gluten free, made without any artificial flavors. They are currently available in four flavors: Classic Cheese, Chili Cheese, Fiery Hot, and Masala. 

   In trying the four flavors of Peatos, I have a severe love for their Classic Cheese. If I find myself craving Cheetos, but don't want the unhealthy aspect, I will reach for the Classic Cheese Peatos and find myself more than satisfied. Each bite has the right amount of crunch and flavor, made with real cheese, and seasoning that includes Buttermilk solids, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, and tumeric.

   When I want a more savory flavor, I reach for the Chili Cheese Peatos. These would me my 2nd favorite, as they remind me a bit of the Chili Cheese Fritos I love so much. They have a similar chili seasoning, but are more fulfilling due to the healthier ingredients that include cheese, tomato powder, onion and garlic powder, whey, paprika, jalapeno powder, and natural smoke flavor.

   If I want a more spicy version, I would reach for the Fiery Hot Peatos. These are spicy, I would say maybe they are similar to Takis. They contain seasoning that includes white distilled vinegar, citric acid, vegetable juice, malic acid, natural smoke flavor, and Annatto extract.

   And last, for a more unique savory flavor I would reach for the Masala Peatos. These have a very nice flavor and are probably my 3rd favorite. Some of their added ingredients include onion and garlic powder, natural flavor, citric and malic acid, and beta carotene. 

Each bag of Peatos is delicious in their own way and make an excellent snack the whole family will love. You can find Peatos available for purchase in your local grocery stores or you can shop for them online at Amazon

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*What flavor are you most interested in?  
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I received a complimentary product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions my own.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Devotions from the Lake - Book Review

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

   Whether you're at the Lake, sitting on the beach, or resting from the comfort of your couch, reading Devotions from the Lake by Thomas Nelson is a great way to start off your morning, no matter where you are. This devotional is filled with such beautiful vivid photos, 100 devotions, and scriptures throughout, so that you can read when you need a pick me up and feel peace in your mind.

      I like how personable each devotion feels and the description really builds a picture for you in your thoughts. The photography provided for each page is so beautiful and really puts you in awe of the gorgeous scenery God has gifted us. With the busyness of life, this devotion will help you slow down a bit during each day, and bring you a calmness and longing to travel. This devotional would be perfect to give as a gift, all it needs is a cozy blanket!!

You can find Devotions at the Lake available for purchase at the Faith Gateway Store or on Amazon.

 This review is made possible by BookLook Bloggers,  in providing me a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions my own.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

K-Y's Natural Feeling Personal Lubricant with Aloe Vera

 Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) in exchange for my review. All opinions my own.
Water based and made with Aloe Vera, K-Y's Natural Feeling Personal Lubricant is a more natural selection to using lube for personal use or as a massage oil. It is made free from hormones, parabens, glycerin's, alcohol or fragrances making it better for you and the environment. 

   K-Y's Natural Feeling Personal Lubricant is exactly what you would want in a lube, on behalf of the natural ingredients. (Water, Propylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Benzoic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Sodium Saccharin, Sodium Hydroxide) The product is stored in a sleek container, that's can sit amongst your bedroom items without taking up too much space. 

   This lubricant doesn't have a scent, it's easy to use, but I did find it to be very sticky. Because of this, I didn't find it appealing because it's leaves a glue like texture. I'm pleased with the natural concept, but what might be good for some is not the same for others. What do you think about KY Naturals?

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

Monday, September 3, 2018

Labor Day Intelligent Blends K-Cup Deal

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Forever With Jesus - Book Review

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

   Forever With Jesus written by Lee Ann Mancini and illustrated by Dan Sharp is part of the Adventures of the Sea Kids, an award-winning Children's Christian book series. Each story focuses on different issues one might face, helping children understand the situation better. This book teaches children about death and how Jesus died for our sins and that we can be with Him forever in Heaven if we believe in Him and accept Him into our hearts. While the adorable fishy cousins were visiting their grandmother for her 80th Birthday, their well known neighbor passed away. This, though an unfortunate event, allowed the grandmother to teach her grandchildren about Heaven, where people go when their bodies pass on. She reads a passage from the Bible and explains "in heaven the lion will lay down with the lamb. That means there will be peace. We will have no enemies in heaven." She uses this example to tell her grandchildren the wonders of heaven and that there will be no tears, no pain, and no suffering; Helping them understand that there is no need to fear death, that it happens naturally and believing in Jesus will give them everlasting life in heaven with Him.

   I love the colorful illustrations in this story, and the bubbly faces each fish has. The art style reminds me of a combination of Flounder from The Little Mermaid and Finding Nemo, making it very kid friendly and appealing. The story line itself is great to use in teaching children about loved ones passing on. I think this would make an excellent book to gift your child, especially in times of grief, including that of an animal passing. There is also a 'Find and Seek' aspect to the book, finding a hidden cross in each page, to give the child something fun to look forward to. I would love to see the other stories in the Adventures of the Sea Kids children's book!

You can find Forever With Jesus available for purchase on Amazon,, or Barnes and Noble.

 This review is made possible by Book Crash, in providing me a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions my own.