Monday, July 24, 2017

Book Review: The Bookshop at Water's End by Patti Callahan Henry

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

The Bookshop at Water’s End
By Patti Callahan Henry


About the book:
The women who spent their childhood summers in a small southern town discover it harbors secrets as lush as the marshes that surround it…

Bonny Blankenship’s most treasured memories are of idyllic summers spent in Watersend, South Carolina, with her best friend, Lainey McKay. Amid the sand dunes and oak trees draped with Spanish moss, they swam and wished for happy-ever-afters, then escaped to the local bookshop to read and whisper in the glorious cool silence. Until the night that changed everything, the night that Lainey’s mother disappeared.

Now, in her early fifties, Bonny is desperate to clear her head after a tragic mistake threatens her career as an emergency room doctor, and her marriage crumbles around her. With her troubled teenage daughter, Piper, in tow, she goes back to the beloved river house, where she is soon joined by Lainey and her two young children. During lazy summer days and magical nights, they reunite with bookshop owner Mimi, who is tangled with the past and its mysteries. As the three women cling to a fragile peace, buried secrets and long ago loves return like the tide.

My thoughts:
A breezy summer read, The Bookshop at Water's End has just the right combination intrigue, romance and family drama!  I quickly came to love the characters and was swept up in their story.  The author has a real knack for creating well developed characters and plot lines that keep the pages turning.  The perfect road trip or pool/beach read this summer!  


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.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Tech4Kids Solutions for the Ultimate Party Treat Bag!

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Just in time for Summer, Tech4Kids has new additions to their line of Mash 'Ems, Fash 'Ems and more featuring your kiddo's favorite characters:


DC Superhero Girls Series

Spiderman Sinister Series

Batman Series

My Little Pony Series

Barbie Series

Guardians of the Galaxy Series

MicroLites are cool little flashlights:



And don't forget Gemmies:


These kits are a hit with crafty kiddos:)

All of these goodies would be the perfect fit for treat bags or prizes for all of your summer party needs.  

Check them out at Tech4Kids!




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.

The Honest Kitchen: Cuddles Bite-Size Training Cookies!

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Meet the newest member of The Honest Kitchen's new training treats line, cuddles™!


They're brand new gourmet, super delicious training cookies made with wild caught fish & pumpkin to keep your pup engaged while you're trying to teach them to sit, stay—or just behave! They’re grain free, bite-size and just 8 calories so your pups won't pack on the pounds.

And guess what?  We have added a new reviewer to the team just in time for this tasty review!  Meet Harley Mae (short for Mayhem:)


Harley Mae and Jessie really love these Cuddles Cookies.  They are the perfect size for training, fit right in your pocket without leaving behind a crumby mess and can be split in half pretty easily to make your bag last a little longer.  We love Cuddles Cookies from The Honest Kitchen! 



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.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Book Review: Bring Her Home by David Bell

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About the book:
In the breathtaking new thriller from David Bell, bestselling author of Since She Went Away and Somebody I Used to Know, the fate of two missing teenage girls becomes a father’s worst nightmare.... 

Just a year and a half after the tragic death of his wife, Bill Price’s fifteen-year-old daughter, Summer, and her best friend, Haley, disappear. Days later, the girls are found in a city park. Haley is dead at the scene, while Summer is left beaten beyond recognition and clinging to life.

As Bill holds vigil over Summer’s bandaged body, the only sound the unconscious girl can make is one cryptic and chilling word: No. And the more time Bill spends with Summer, the more he wonders what happened to her. Or if the injured girl in the hospital bed is really his daughter at all.

When troubling new questions about Summer’s life surface, Bill is not prepared for the aftershocks. He’ll soon discover that both the living and the dead have secrets. And that searching for the truth will tear open old wounds that pierce straight to the heart of his family...


My thoughts:
This chilling tale will leave you guessing from beginning to end!  Bring Her Home is full of twists and turns...the perfect page-turner for mystery fans.  Throw this thriller in your beach bag and prepare to be entertained this summer!



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.

Challenger Sports: British Soccer Camp @usfg

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British Soccer Camps are the most popular soccer camp in the US. With an innovative curriculum that develops skills, speed and confidence in players ages 3-18, The British Soccer Camp provide boys and girls with the rare opportunity to receive high-level soccer coaching from a team of international expert's right in the heart of their own community. In addition to teaching new skills and improving game performance, each British Soccer Camp provides lessons in character development, cultural education and is the most fun your child can have learning the sport they love!


8-year-old D got to try out Challenger's British Soccer Camp this summer and he absolutely loved it!  Signing up was a breeze and because we signed up early, D got a free soccer jersey.  The camp comes with a free t-shirt and soccer ball as well.  The coach was energetic and entertaining for the entire week, which can sometimes be tricky in our super hot, super humid weather, so props to him for his awesome attitudes!  


Every day, the 3-hour camp consisted of warm-ups, soccer drills and mini games within the similarly aged groups.  They also celebrated Flag Day, Wacky Wednesday and Soak the Coach Day. Throughout the entire week the kiddos were given excellent instruction and plenty of praise to keep their spirits high.  Needless to say, D is already asking if we can sign him up for British Soccer Camp next year!  That's a sure sign of a great experience:)


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.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Good Clean Love: Healthy Personal Lubricants

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Did you know that most personal lubricants contain heavily concentrated petrochemical ingredients that are also used in products like anti-freeze, brake fluid and oven cleaner?  Studies show these chemicals disrupt the natural salt balance and immune protection in the vaginal area, causing genital tissue damage. They also put women at a 13 times higher risk of contracting bacterial vaginosis – an infection that makes them 60% more susceptible to HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, and also triples the chances of infecting their partners.


Good Clean Love’s Bio-Match Restore Moisturizing Personal Lubricant solves the problem with an all-natural solution that is:

·       Formulated to match the ideal pH, salt balance, and healthy bacteria levels in the vagina

·       Closer to the cellular weight and salt balance of natural female lubrication than any other lubricant analyzed in an NIH-funded study

·       Free of petrochemicals, parabens and synthetic glycerin

·       Designed for use both during intimacy and as a daily moisturizer for vaginal dryness

·       Safe for use with latex condoms and toys

·       Pregnancy-safe and fertility-friendly

Good Clean Love has an extensive line up of personal lubricants.  Check out some info on a couple of the great products:


Good Clean Love Guilty Pleasure Personal Lubricant is an organic, water-based lube made with aloe vera and infused with the spicy-sweet scents of cinnamon and vanilla.  



Good Clean Love Almost Naked Organic Personal Lubricant is a water-based lube made with aloe vera and infused with a touch of lemon and vanilla, giving it a light organic flavor. 

Guilty Pleasure and Almost Naked Personal Lubricants are formulated to provide a long-lasting glide without all the irritating chemical additives and sticky cleanup associated with conventional lubricants.  These water based personal lubricants are designed for even the most sensitive skin types.

Spice things up naturally this summer with Good Clean Love Personal Lubricants!



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.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Chewy.com June Pick: American Journey Chicken & Sweet Potato Recipe Grain-Free Dry Dog Food

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Chewy.com is your one-stop shop for all things cat and dog! One of the fantastic products you can find at Chewy.com is from American Journey:


American Journey is full of nutritious ingredients that fuel your pet’s everyday adventures. The Chicken & Sweet Potato Recipe Grain-Free Dry Dog Food formula features real, deboned chicken with the protein and amino acids your dog needs for leaner muscles, and the exceptional flavor she instinctively craves. Delicious sweet potatoes and chickpeas are included to give your pup energy that lasts. With wholesome fruits and veggies like carrots, dried kelp and blueberries, your dog is getting beneficial fiber, phytonutrients and antioxidants. Omega fatty acids are plentiful, including DHA, an omega-3 that supports healthy development of the brain and eyes. These omegas come from several sources like salmon oil and flaxseed, and they help keep your fellow adventurer’s skin and coat healthy. This recipe is grain-free and has no corn, wheat or soy, which makes it a great choice for dogs that are prone to food sensitivities. 


Jessie seems to enjoy this dry food.  I am a fan of dry foods that contain real meat, fruits and veggies with added vitamins and antioxidants.  American Journey has several varieites of grain-free food to choose from...something for every pup's palette!

You can find American Journey Chicken & Sweet Potato Recipe Grain-Free Dry Dog Food exclusively at Chewy.com

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.