Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Stomach Settle Nausea Relief Drops by UpSpring

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

   If you often experience upset stomach, nausea, gas, and/or motion sickness, these 4-in-1 Stomach Settle drops by UpSpring are just what you need to feel better. They contain the top four proven natural remedies for upset stomachs: 

Ginger, Spearmint, Lemon, and B6

   Ginger contains anti-inflammatory properties to help alleviate stomach pain and relax the muscles, Spearmint calms and soothes those muscles, Lemon helps clean the body of toxins, and helps prevent bloating, gas, and heartburn, and B6 balances levels of Sodium and Potassium that your body has, to help reduce any bloating. These drops also contain honey to soothe and add extra flavor. They are fast-acting and perfect for when you feel carsick, have pregnancy nausea, ate too much, feel a bit gassy, or any other digestive issues you may be facing.

      I really like the flavor of these Stomach Settle Nausea Relief Drops. The ginger isn't overpowering and they have a sweet taste. The size of each piece is similar to that of a cough drop. I have found that these drops are nice to suck on after a meal, and have really seemed to help ease an upset stomach. I love that they are supposed to help with gas as well. They're perfect to keep in your bag to have on the go, and make a nice after dinner treat!

You can find Stomach Settle Nausea Relief Drops available for purchase on Amazon for a bag of 28 drops. 

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

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The Intimate Connection - Book Review

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

   The Intimate Connection by Dr. Kevin Leman is a self help book based on the secrets to building up a lifelong romance, and a better marriage with your spouse. This book talks about key secrets to increase the bond one another has together, continuing a lifestyle of intimacy, learning to fully respect each other, and open the doors of communication. Some key points that are covered in this book are •gaining the ability to understand each others needs, backgrounds, and personalities •talk so your spouse really listens •turn negative game-play into positive behavior, and •create deep and long-lasting intimacy together.

There are are a lot of topics covered in this book, some that you may want to skip over, some that you may find really helpful, and some that you know might help someone else. Dr. Kevin Leman is full of advice and really goes into depth on all kinds of information. I really enjoyed reading about different personality types, and matches based on birth order. Though I didn't really relate to the descriptions, it was interesting to read his take on them. I like that there are different scenarios used in the chapters, to kind of help pave a picture of things different couples go through. There are a lot of interesting ideas in this book, making it great for both first time married couples, or long term marriages. 

You can find The Intimate Connection available for purchase on Amazon, as well as many other books written by Dr. Kevin Leman. 

This post is made possible by the Revell Reads Program in providing me with a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions my own. 

Friday, May 10, 2019

7 Useful Tips To Help You Choose the Right Eyeglass Frames

  *↓Guest Post by Jupitoo Glasses↓  

When purchasing a pair of prescription eyeglasses online, it can be very difficult to find an ideal glasses frame. Although eyeglasses Try-On APP can help to easily find a glasses frame suitable for your face shape, an ideal glasses frame can still be hard to find since more factors are involved, including dimensions of the glasses frame, comfortableness, skin color, age, career and others. Please refer to the following 7 useful TIPs to locate your favorite frame style.

1. Face shape

glasses for your face shape

No matter you have an oval face, square face, round face, triangle face, diamond face or heart-shaped face? We have prepared a detailed guidance to help you enhance your appearance by finding you ideal frames, here: How to pick the right glasses for your face shape

2. Frame dimensions

glasses frame dimensions
Dimensions of the frame are labeled on legs of glasses. For example, 54¿Ú18-135 means that the lens width size is 54mm, the nose bridge size is 18mm, and length of the glasses leg is 135mm.

1) Specifications of glasses legs are more important, since incorrect sizes can cause wrong lens angle or glasses slipping from the nose.
2) Too tight or too loose frames can both cause uncomfortable wearing experience. Too tight frames can squeeze the temples; too loose ones can cause the glasses dropping down.
3) The frame width should match the distance between pupils. Please make sure that pupils are in the middle of lenses on the glasses frame. So how do you know your PD? Please refer to this article: How to Measure Your PD(Pupillary Distance)

3. Matching of frame color and skin color

Face Complexion And Frame Color

The frame color should match your skin color to enhance your appearance just as the way it does to your face. This is more important than your hair color and more decisive than your eye color.

If your bottom skin color contains yellow, aeneous or golden, frames in light gray, brown, golden or honey color, beige and olive green will suit well.

If your skin contains pink or blue bottom color, please select silver, black, dark grey, pink, purple, blue, fuchsia and grey frames.

4. Choose a suitable frame according to ages

The glasses frame should be light for children and the nose pads should be lower. Since the nasal bone of a child is still not mature and changes fast during the process of growth, glass frames should be equipped with hangers. Plastic frames are recommended for school children; metal glasses frames are not recommended since nose pads on them can easily cause skin allergies and put pressure on the nasal bone.

The young should choose their glasses frames based on pupil distances, faces and nose bridges. The frame should also match the skin color and hair color to highlight the temperament and demeanor of young men. Generally speaking, young women prefer slim, elegant titanium glasses and cat-eye glasses with bright colors; young men prefer mixed-material glasses with straightforward structures and dark colors.

The elderly should choose upon actual demand. Since the elderly often use glasses to read books or newspapers, full-frame glasses are more convenient no matter for long or short distance.

5. Matching of glasses and the hair style

Matching of glasses and the hair style
Bangs(also known as a fringe) ¨C upper border of the glasses should not contact with the front hair; curly hair ¨C the glasses frame should not be too large so as to avoid contacting with the hair.

6. Matching of glasses and clothes

You can also choose the frame style according to your temperament. In general, there are three types: harmonious ¨C matching by adopting the same tone; contrast ¨C choosing warm or cold tones to set off; decorative ¨C adopting striking frame colors to decorate your clothes.

7. Glasses suitable for various kinds of scenarios

It is important to choose a pair of glasses matching your personality and the specific scenario. Wearing small, delicate semi-rimless glasses on formal occasions makes you elegant and efficient; wearing popular browline glasses during leisure or gathering scenarios is both young and fashionable; of course, you can also choose polygon glasses according to your preference to enter some personal parties and gatherings.

After finding your favorite glasses frame according to 7 TIPs above, you need to learn how to read your prescription next. Then you can choose the suitable type of prescription glasses and lens coating, and only these two factors are the most important factors to improve your wearing comfort.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Daily Goodie Box - April 2019

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

I'm happy to receive and share with you, another Goodie Box, this time for the month of April! There were many health friendly items in this box, which included the following:

I loved the concept of Tickle Water, being a kid friendly sparkling water, with just a hint of flavor. It's really bland with next to no carbonation so if your children are use to drinking soda, they might not like this. 

I find myself getting heartburn quite a bit, so having a good antacid on hand is just what I need. These wafers have an interesting flavor and pleasant texture, much better then the chalky Tums or Rolaids. I find that they take awhile to kick in and sometimes don't seem to help the heartburn at all. But I enjoy them after a good meal.

Real Chemistry - Environmental Rescue Daily Serum
I didn't notice much, while using this product. It has a great smell, similar to that of roses, but the serum felt really sticky putting on. It dried well and allowed my normal moisturizer to be applied over top just fine. I think I needed a bigger product to test it for long term though.
This was an interesting tea to try. It works as an Energizer with no negative effects. It also helps keep stress down and promotes alertness. I liked drinking it cold with ice.
 Kokokahn - Breathe Aromatherapy Inhaler
This mini nasal inhaler is a literal breath of fresh air when my nose is feeling a little stuffy. The strong peppermint scent opens my passageways and allows me to breathe more clearly. I love the chilly after effect as well.
I love enjoying a bag of trail mix and this one did not disappoint. It was the perfect size for an afternoon snack and I of course loved the chocolate M&M's most!!

This medical balm is great for on the go moisturizer. It fits compete insider your purse or pocket, ready for when you need it. I love that you can use it on your lips and skin, and that it contains vitamins and cold pressed chamomile extract.

Saffron Road - Dark Chocolate Crunchy Chickpeas  
If you're craving something chocolate and something crunchy, these are the perfect snack for you! They have an excellent flavor and are very enjoyable to munch on. I do wish they were a little softer, but overall we really enjoyed these!

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.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Sausage And Pancakes On A Stick + Recipe

I came across the delicious and easy recipe from thrillist.com, to make Sausage and Pancakes on a stick. They are so easy to make, and very similar to corndogs, just the batter tastes like a fried pancake, and the meat inside is a breakfast sausage! To make these delicious little breakfast on a stick dogs, you need the following ingredients:

 1 ½ cups flour + 2 tablespoons for dusting
2 teaspoons baking powder 
1 teaspoon sugar 
1/2 teaspoon baking soda 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
1 cup buttermilk
1 large egg 
2 tablespoons vegetable oil 
12 breakfast sausage links 
2qts oil for frying 
12 wooden sticks
Syrup for Dipping

Begin by heating the 2qt oil in a pot. In a mixing bowl, mix together all the ingredients, dry ingredients first, then add in the wet ones and mix thoroughly. Let batter sit, while cooking the sausages. I used Banquet's Brown & Serve Fully Cooked Maple Sausages, and fried them in my cast iron, to give them some char. Once done to your liking, transfer sausage to a paper towel lined plate, to help reduce some of the grease. Let sausage cool enough to handle, then add them to a bowl of the 2Tbs flour saved for dusting. Transfer the previously made batter into a tall container, such as a drinking jar or glass. Put sticks through your powdered sausage, and dip the sausage into the batter. Place sticks of battered sausage into your oil and fry until golden brown. Allow finished dogs to drain on a wire rack, then dip them into warm maple syrup, and enjoy! If you have any left over batter, it also works to make fried pickles. (see above photo next to dogs) Follow the same process, slice your pickles, coat them in a flour bath, dunk them in the batter and fry. You can also drop plain batter directly into the oil, and make mini "beignets". Just add powdered sugar! There are so many things you could make with the recipe! 

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

An Easter Prayer Touch and Feel - Book Review

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

  An Easter Prayer written by Amy Parker and illustrated by Alison Edgson, is a beautiful touch-and-feel Easter book for children. It's simple and sweet, describing bits of Spring with warm sunshine, rain, and flowers. 

   Each page has a new texture to find and feel, which is perfect for teaching kids about different textures. The art on each page is soft and inviting, featuring baby chicks and bunnies that give it that Springy Easter feel. Young children will love to have this book read to them. It is such a cute book and would make the perfect addition to your little ones Easter Basket!!  

You can find An Easter Prayer 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. 

Friday, April 12, 2019

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