Thursday, February 23, 2017

BookCase.Club: Monthly Subscription Box for Book Lovers! February Edition

**Complimentary products received in exchange for our honest review.  All opinions are ours and ours alone**

Maybe it's the teacher in me, but I am a believer that if you provide a fun assortment of engaging books to your young readers (and listeners:) you are instilling a love for reading early on.

BookCase.Club helps you do just that!


BookCase.Club is a one-stop monthly subscription service for book lovers of all ages. Each case contains handpicked books based on your preferred genre.  There are six monthly categories and two quarterly categories to choose from: Paranormal Romance, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Young Adult, Mystery/Thriller, Children’s, Romance, Military History and Cookbooks.  The Children's category recently got a lot more exciting!  It has been turned into Bookcase.Club Kids and the categories have gotten a lot more specific.  More about that at the end of this post:)

Here is an example of a Bookcase.Club Kids box:

Take a look at our fun books:





As you can see, our box included four really great books that my kiddos loved!

We also received a cute little February-themed activity page with our books:


The new division of Bookcase.Club is Bookcase.Club Kids.  Each #BCCKids case comes with three handpicked children's books, chosen to ignite the imagination and inspire creativity.   Bookcase.Club Kids is broken down into 5 sub categories based on age: Newborn-2 years, 2-4 years, 4-6 years, 7-8 years and Pre-Teen.  The box we received includes titles from several age groups.  I loved that this month's box included fiction and non-fiction books.

A subscription to BookCase.Club starts at $9.99 + $5.00 s/h per month which is a pretty good deal for books specifically curated to your interests.  Plus, each month, BookCase Club partners with Books For Keeps, and donates one children's book for every active subscription.  Books For Keeps aims to place books in the hands of children who are least likely to have access. This program gives 12 books to every child served just in time for summer. The goal: to keep up their reading achievement outside of school.  

BookCase.Club is definitely our favorite book subscription service...we've never been disappointed by the variety and the quality of the books we receive:)   



Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Crazy Cups February Flavor:Rum Vanilla Rhumba

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As an ambassador for Crazy Cups, I get to review a different flavor of single serve coffee cups each month.  The flavor for February was Rum Vanilla Rhumba:


Crazy Cups are single serve cups that contain 13 grams of coffee in each cup for a flavorful cup of coffee.  They are compatible with all Keurig K Cups® Pods brewers and other single serve machines as well.   We use an iCoffee brewer and they fit perfectly.  Crazy Cups are gluten-free, nut-free, and contain no calories.  The cups use cool-peel-recycle technology, making them recyclable after use.  We peel ours back once they're cool, toss the grounds into our compost bin and recycle the cups, easy peasy and eco-friendly.

About the flavor:
Let the sensuous flavors of Rum and Vanilla dance across your tongue, and transport you to a Caribbean paradise. Just don’t forget to come back.

Our thoughts:
Another tasty cup of coffee from  Crazy Cups!  The rich flavors of vanilla and rum make for an exotic combination that is a treat for the senses.  The perfect flavor to get you in a beach state of mind:)



Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Gourmet-Inspired Frozen Entrees from CedarLane!

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Whoo-ee!  This time of year is always SUPER busy for us.  It's the time when basketball is wrapping up and baseball is starting for D and A's 3-a-days for Competition Gymnastics are in full swing.  Not to mention a slew of fundraisers and other events.  This means meal planning gets a little trickier and sometimes we're in such a rush, we don't have time to sit down to a cooked from scratch meal.  Thanks to CedarLane, we recently got to try a few tasty frozen entrees that tasted homemade:)


For more than 30 years, CedarLane Natural Foods has created a wide variety of wholesome, delicious, convenient food made from only the best ingredients. 


They have so many all-natural meals, several of which are gluten-free and all of which are quick and easy to prepare.


The Baked Stacked Eggplant was my personal favorite, but the kiddos really enjoyed the yummy Mexican dishes we received from CedarLane.  Quick, easy AND tasty? Yes please!

You can find CedarLane products in the frozen section of the grocery store (check the store locator on the website to find them locally:)



Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

KIDZ BOP 34 and 2017 Concert Tour Dates!

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As huge fans of the KIDZ BOP CD series, we were really excited to get to review KIDZ BOP 34:


Check out the awesome song list that with keep you singing along with today's hit songs made kid-friendly:

24K Magic
The Greatest
Let Me Love You
Don’t Wanna Know
That’s My Girl
Closer
We Don’t Talk Anymore
My Way
Scars To Your Beautiful
All Time Low
Starving
Gold
Send My Love
This Town

We love this CD!  It is full of great songs that the kiddos love, but with cleaner lyrics than their radio counterparts.  KIDZ BOP CDs make for great car music...our whole family loves them!  And gues what?  The KIDZ BOP kids are going on tour!  Find out all of the concert information below:

Today KIDZ BOP and Live Nation Entertainment are announcing the ALL-NEW KIDZ BOP “Best Time Ever” tour, which was featured on People Magazine.  The tour will debut the newest group of KIDZ BOP Kids, who were introduced in January with the release of KIDZ BOP 34. 

The KIDZ BOP Kids will headline the national live tour, which kicks off in April and will hit more than 50 cities across the U.S., including Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami. The Best Time Ever tour will launch with an exclusive pre-sale on Wednesday, February 22 for KIDZ BOP social media fans. Tickets for the spring and summer amphitheater dates officially go on sale to the public on Friday, February 24th. Special VIP tickets, which include a Best Time Ever private party, exclusive merchandise and a meet and greet with the KIDZ BOP Kids, will also be available. For tour dates and ticket information, visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/Kidz-Bop-Kids-tickets/artist/1852697

Fans can look forward to an entirely new KIDZ BOP experience at the 2017 show. The ultimate family-friendly live concert will feature brand-new songs, choreography and an eye-popping set design. The KIDZ BOP Kids have been named Billboard Magazine’s “#1 Kids’ Artist” for the past seven consecutive years. Artist Group International (AGI) is representing the Best Time Ever tour.

Citi cardmembers can take advantage of a special pre-sale opportunity beginning Wednesday, February 22 at 10am local time, through Thursday, February 23 at 10pm local time.  For complete pre-sale details visit: citiprivatepass.com.  Juicy Juice Splashers has been named an official sponsor for the KIDZ BOP Best Time Ever tour.


Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Spring Clean Your Hair and Scalp with Dove's New Dermacare Scalp Products! + Giveaway

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We love Dove body and hair care products, so we were excited to learn about Dove's new line, DermaCare Scalp.


About the line:
Formulated with Pyrithione Zinc and Nutrium Care, DermaCare Scalp uses a pH balanced formula help achieve dandruff-free, beautifully nourished hair and a healthy scalp.


Products come in three formulas, Dryness and Itch Relief, Pure Daily Care and Invigorating Mint.  You can find 2-in-1 formulas as well as separate shampoo and conditioner options. 



This line leaves hair soft and smooth, while gently renewing the scalp's natural moisture.  All three formulas smell amazing though the Invigorating Mint is my personal favorite:)


If you have a dry, itchy or sensitive scalp, DermaCare Scalp products from Dove could be the answer for you!

You can find Dove products at drug stores, grocers and mass merchandisers nationwide.  Find out more at Dove!

Enter to win a Dove DermaCare Scalp prize pack!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

UFM: Check Out These Revolutionary Underwear For Men!

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We are all about comfort around here and I try to make sure the whole family is outfitted in comfy clothing from top to bottom and of course that includes undergarments.  B is pretty loyal to his brand name boxers, but was interested in the concept of Underwear For Men (aka UFM) and their adjustable pouch underwear.  Check them out:


Underwear For Men adjustable pouch underwear is a style of men’s underwear that isolates and supports your manhood to prevent chafing, rubbing, sweating and adjusting. The pouch doesn’t come presized; it adjusts to your size and desired level of support using a simple drawstring. 


The soft, breathable fabrics keep your body cool and comfortable all day long.  They are tailored so they won’t bunch or ride up. The waistband is even sized to fit your waist, so you know they'll fit. 

From the outside:

On the inside:

This is a super unique idea and the market is definitely there for this innovative line.  B says they do the job as promised and you really can't ask for more than that!

If you are the one in charge of buying underwear for a husband or son, check out Underwear For Men for a great selection of supportive, comfortable undies!





Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Book Review: I SEE YOU by Clare Mackintosh

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You do the same thing every day.  You know exactly where you’re going.  You’re not alone.

That’s the nerve-tingling premise behind Clare Mackintosh’s second novel I SEE YOU (Berkley Hardcover; February 21, 2017; $26), already a #1 London Times bestseller in the author’s native UK.  Like Mackintosh’s stunning debut I Let You Go, her new thriller kicks into high-gear from the first chapter and never lets up.  Perfectly paced and filled with twists and turns, I SEE YOU takes the comfort of a daily routine and spins it out in unexpected directions.

The follow-up to the international phenomenon I Let You Go—a debut that sold more than half a million copies in the UK and won the coveted Theakston Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year Award, beating J.K. Rowling’s pseudonym Robert Galbraith to win—I SEE YOU confirms Clare Mackintosh’s growing reputation as one of the most accomplished crime writers at work today.  Before turning to writing, Mackintosh spent twelve years as a detective and her police work informs her remarkably realistic, pulse-pounding thrillers.