Thursday, March 23, 2017

BookCase.Club: Monthly Subscription Box for Book Lovers! March 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 March-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:)   


Use the coupon code ABCD15 to get 15% off of any BookCase.Club subscription!



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 Smile with Radiant Toothpaste by Colgate Optic White

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

With spring just around the corner, what better way to greet the new season than with your most radiant white smile yet? The latest innovation from Colgate Optic White - Radiant Toothpaste by Colgate Optic White helps you give your smile the spring cleaning it deserves!


This new formula goes beyond the surface to whiten teeth from the inside out, revealing your most radiant white smile for a brighter, more radiant you.

Check out my favorite features of this awesome toothpaste:

·         Radiant™ includes Pro-Oxide™ Complex, with hydrogen peroxide, the professionally recommended whitening ingredient to both whiten below the tooth surface and remove surface stains
·         This premium toothpaste is also formulated with a new unique cooling technology so that you may enjoy an intense freshening experience. 
·          Contains the highest level of fluoride in an everyday toothpaste to prevent cavities.

This is the good stuff, friends!  I'm a fan of the taste and the results are noticeable.  After a week or two, I noticed smoother, whiter teeth so I'm definitely a fan!

You should be able to snag a tube of Radiant Toothpaste at mass, food and drug stores nationwide for under $7 per 3 oz tube.

Happy Spring! 


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.

Rosewill EX-500 Hybrid In-Ear Headphones

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

Rosewill just released 2 new sets of In-Ear Headphones.  Let's check out the features of the EX-500:


Crystal Clear High Pitch
Customized for delivering a full-range sound frequency, the EX-500 features an innovative ceramic tweeter driver to produce high pitch in the mid and upper range frequencies with crystal clear sound clarity. Providing a superb tone that immerses you in the waves of treble.

Solid and Stable
Designed to exert control over an extended frequency range. Its hybrid driver combines the ceramic unit with a dynamic unit engineered to boost a deep, powerful response in the low frequencies. Executing a solid and stable bass for your audio experience.

Crafted for Comfort
Ergonomic design is a crucial component to indulging your music experience therefore we have constructed this product to provide endless hours of wearing comfort. Put it on, relax and just be prepared to be impressed by the high-fidelity (Hi-Fi) sound with low distortion that suits your mood.


Lightweight and Durable
Lightweight at only 16g, it is comfortable to wear and made durable for listeners on the go. The in-line control with built-in microphone offers easy access to switch songs or answer calls via your iPhone, Android or tablet devices for running or commuting conveniently.

Adaptable Earbud Tips
The wired hybrid in-ear headphones come with five pairs of earbud tips, including three pairs designed for treble enhancement and two for standard use. It aims to deliver superior experience with superb comfort. Just choose your style and tuck them in their quality portable carrying pouch.

I love these lightweight earbuds, especially the adaptable tips.  With so many to choose from, you can be sure to get a secure fit for the best listening experience.  It also adds value since the whole family can use them!  We are pretty impressed with the sound quality as well.  


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, March 22, 2017

Chewy.com March Pick: Stella & Chewy's SuperBlends Cage-Free Duck Duck Goose Recipe Meal Mixers Freeze-Dried Dog Food

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

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 Stella and Chewy's:


Stella & Chewy's Cage-Free Duck Recipe Meal Mixers Freeze-Dried Dog Food adds a boost of real, freeze-dried, raw-food nutrition and taste to your dog’s kibble, with every scoop. Each batch starts with 95% raw poultry, bone and organs—with no added hormones or antibiotics—plus wholesome, 100% organic certified fruits and vegetables. And just like all Stella & Chewy’s products, this recipe is made without grains, gluten ingredients, fillers, or artificial preservatives or colorings. Every batch is crafted with care in their own USA kitchen, using only the finest, responsibly sourced ingredients, with no ingredients from China. Simply scoop and mix with your pet’s kibble to serve. Your dog will love the added taste and you will appreciate the added nutrition.


I love that Meal Mixer SuperBlends are wholesome, USA-made and easy to use.  Plus, you can actually see and identify all the goodness in every scoop.  Jessie is a huge fan.  It's like finding the prize in the cereal box when she discovers these tasty tidbits mixed in her dry kibble!  What a treat:)

You can find Meal Mixer SuperBlends at Chewy.com for $8.99 for a 3.25oz bag.


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.

Funky Chunky Debuts New Coffee Shop-Inspired Gourmet Popcorn!

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

Are you a fan of chocolate, popcorn and coffee?  If so, it's time to get excited!  Funky Chunky has just launched a new line of gourmet popcorn that combines the three!


 Check them out and try not to drool all over your keyboard:)


Caramel Latte starts out with our decedent buttery non-GMO popcorn, then we add layers of caramel latte white chocolate drizzle, milk chocolate drizzle, chewy caramel, and highlight it with dark chocolate covered espresso beans.  


Vanilla Sweet Crème is similar but with vanilla sweet crème white chocolate, chewy caramel and white chocolate covered espresso beans.  


Dark Chocolate Mocha loads up with dark chocolate mocha drizzle, milk chocolate drizzle, chewy caramel and dark chocolate covered espresso beans.  

These decadent popcorn treats are sure to curb your sweet tooth and make an excellent after-dinner treat or late afternoon indulgence!  And they make great gifts too:)



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.

Harrison Blake Apparel Puts a Spring In Your Guy's Step with Fresh Accessories Monthly!

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

B works a job that requires him to dress fairly nicely, so he loves freshening up his work wardrobe with the occasional new tie or accessory.  A subscription to Harrison Blake Apparel is a great way to add great, quality pieces to his collection each month!


Harrison Blake is a family owned and operated business that offers great men's neckwear and accessories and they have the Harrison Blake Monthly Subscription to deliver monthly goodies from their collection.  The cost is $25/month ( wih discounts for longer subscriptions) and shipping is free.

Each monthly box promises to contain 1 necktie and 4 additional accessories, such as pocket squares, lapel pins, tie bars and more.  Each box is completely coordinated and easy to style, making it simple to dress to impress.

Check out the items from our box:

Harrison Blake Tan and Green Socks ($5) and Textured Knit Orange Tie ($25)

Green Shoe Laces(price unknown), Floral Pocket Square ($20) and Multipurpose Pocket Survival Tool (price unknown)

I love that everything matches somewhat.  That makes it so easy to coordinate a new fresh look for Spring:)   The total retail for this box would be over $50 if purchased separately which means the monthly cost of the box is super affordable at only a fraction of that cost..

If you have a professional man in your life, a subscription to Harrison Blake Apparel would be a really cool gift!

Use the code SEASON to get $15 off of your first month!




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.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Call the Midwife Season 6 Premieres April 2nd! #MidwifePBS

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

Call the Midwife Season 6 Premieres April 2nd and this season promises to be a good one!


 It's now 1962 and times are changing, from the beacon of the contraceptive pill and the shadow of infamous gangsters the Krays, to the new welfare policies introduced by the government. Back in Poplar, when the rather austere Sister Ursula is appointed the new head of Nonnatus House, Sister Julienne finds herself demoted and working back alongside the midwives as an ordinary member of staff. She is not the only one to face challenges closer to home. As they strive to help mothers and families cope with the demands of childbearing, disability, disease and social prejudice, our beloved medics must make choices - and fight battles - of their own. Season 6 sees them laugh together, cry together, and pull together, supporting each other as never before.

Tune in to PBS April 2nd at 8/7c to get your Call the Midwife fix!


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.

Easter Basket Idea: Licensed Cosmetic and Hair Sets from Townley Girl + #TGgiveaway!

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

Looking for some great Easter basket gift ideas for your little fashionista?  Look no further than Townley Girl:


 Townley Girl is a leader in children's cosmetics and hair accessories. Partnering with top-notch brands like Disney, Universal and DreamWorks, they not only create great products, but also some of the safest ones on the market. With products like sheer lip gloss and peelable nail polish, kids will have a fantastic time dressing up as their favorite characters, and parents will have an easy clean up when they are all done.


A loved this brush!  It's great for minor tangles and she loves the design:)


These fun colors are truly Troll-style and cute!


A great batch of fun colors for Spring and the best part is that they are peel-off formulas, so no acetone needed and no damage to nails!


Super cute for decorating adorable emoji-themed nails:)


Perfect to toss in the backpack or purse for on-the-go lip moisturizing!


Cute dispensers and sheer gloss!  Could be used as party favors or class gifts this Spring.  Super duper adorable!

As you can see, Townley Girl has got you covered when it comes to affordable Easter basket goodies for your little girl.


 2 lucky readers will win the Trolls 4 pack Lipstick with Mirror! 
**By entering this giveaway, you are giving permission to share your email address with the sponsor, Townley Girl**

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Saucefly Helps Keep Your Weeknight Menu Fresh and Tasty!

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

Sometimes it's hard to keep variety alive with your weeknight menu plans, especially during busy seasons.  Saucefly is here to help keep things fresh tasting with their monthly membership of sauces and more:


For $100 a month you will receive 8-12 organic, small batch food items.  Saucefly boxes are unique every month and the contents remain a surprise until delivery. Each box includes a detailed newsletter with descriptions and serving ideas for your monthly products.

These are some examples of items you will find in your box:

• ORGANIC COCKTAIL MIXERS (can be served as non-alcoholic drinks)
• ORGANIC JAMS, CHUTNEYS OR JELLIES
• SOMETHING SPICY; like our famous roasted and toasted chile oil, or a freshly made salsa
• SAUCES FOR FISH
• SAUCES FOR ENCHILADAS
• SAUCES FOR APPETIZERS
• ROASTED NUTS
• SPECIALTY MARINADES or DRY RUBS
• SALAD DRESSINGS
• COOKIE DOUGH
• PICKLED VEGETABLES
• ORGANIC BISCUIT or BROWNIE MIX
• AIOLI
• SMOKED FISH

Here is a peek of our March box:

Veloute and Tomato Sauce Ragu

Classic Margarita Mix and Sweet and Sour Cantonese Sauce:

Blue Cheese Vinaigrette and Bourbon BBQ Sauce: 

Romesco and Chimichurri:

Granola and Cookie Dough:

Our detailed product list with serving suggestions and recipes:

I was pretty impressed by the variety of items in our box.  Each product has at least a 7 day shelf life.  Since you get different products every month, this is a fun way to keep your menu fresh.  If you struggle to come up with new meal ideas or just don't have time to make from-scratch sauces, Saucefly could be worth a try.

Click to shop Saucefly!  Use the coupon code abc20 for $20 off your order!



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, March 20, 2017

Parragon Books March Picks: Disney Hit Movies Edition!

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


Parragon is one of the largest illustrated non-fiction publishers in the world. From great selections of Disney, Barbie, Monster High, Ever After High, Discovery Kids, Dora, TMNT, Sponge Bob to in-house favorites including Little Learners, Pinkabella, Dino Supersaurus, Glitterbelle, Life Canvas, Love Food and more, they make books affordable and accessible to readers all around the globe.  They also feature several fun book kits for all ages.

Our two Parragon picks for March are based off of a couple of Disney hit movies:


Beauty and the Beast Collector's Tin

Join your favorite Disney Princess Belle for this Beauty and the Beast Collector's Tin. Inside this tin you'll discover an inspiring storybook, an enchanted activity book and an adventurous coloring book. Plus, there are 4 markers, a double-sided poster and over 50 stickers of Belle and her enchanted friends. It's a tin full of fun!

Disney The Lion King Magical Story

 This beautiful hardcover book is perfect for fans ages 3-6 and features a gorgeous tin inset on the cover.  Simba wants to be a brave king just like his father, but he doesn't expect to inherit the throne of Pride Rock so soon. With the help of his new friends will Simba claim his rightful place in the Circle of Life? Enjoy a classic Disney experience with a magical storybook with an embossed tin cover image.


We loved getting crafty with the timely Beauty and the Beast set and The Lion King book was a great blast from the past:)

Bring a little extra Disney magic home with these great finds from Parragon!




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.

Grind ReliefN Helps Alleviate Pain Caused by Teeth Grinding!

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

Are you having trouble sleeping throughout the week? Stop teeth grinding for good with GrindReliefN! If you’ve been having shoulder pain, neck pain or frequent headaches, Dr. Joe Pelerin, a general dentist, says teeth clenching may be the culprit. After many years of design modification patents, FDA requirements and testing on thousands of patients, he was able to create a mouth guard that was affordable, high-quality and delivered amazing results.


 Check out some of GrindReliefN’s awesome features:

Eliminates pain from clenching and grinding
No more medication needed
Smaller and more comfortable than the other devices on the market
Does not wear out fast like other devices
Unique central power bar can reduce grinding forces 60% or more
3 Year Wear Guarantee
Patented and FDA Approved
Top rated on Amazon


 Time to incorporate GrindReliefN into your nightly routine. You’ll be amazed with the results!


Available for $37.99, GrindReliefN can be purchased directly on Amazon, Walmart.com, Target.com, CVS.com, Kmart.com and Kinney Drugs.


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, March 16, 2017

Children's Book Series Review: Ella and Owen- Books 1 and 2

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

little bee books has some big news! They just released a brand new chapter books series called Ella and Owen starring twin dragons who couldn’t be less alike.


Ella and Owen: The Cave of Aaaaah! Doom! (Book #1)
Laugh along with Ella and Owen, twin dragons that go on crazy quests but always try to make it home for dinner. 

In the first book of the Ella and Owen series, the twin siblings are at odds. Owen is happy to stay in bed reading as he nurses his cold, but outgoing Ella wants an adventure. She finally convinces her brother to join her on a quest to find a wizard that will help cure Owen of his flaming cold, as well as add to his ogre toenail collection.

Owen quickly learns that the journey isn’t what his sister made it out to be. They run into a dragon-eating ogre, get caught in not one, buttwo cages, and have to outsmart an evil vegetable wizard, which is Owen’s worst nightmare (vegetables + wizards = NO FUN AT ALL!).

Ella and Owen: Attack of the Stinky Fish Monster! (Book #2)
In this second book in the Ella and Owen series, the dragon siblings find themselves face-to-face with a stinky fish monster!

We pick up right where Book One left off—with the siblings splashing around in a lake, not knowing where they are. Once they find their way home, they are reminded that it’s their mother’s birthday. The twins head out on a new adventure in search of special ingredients in order to make her a cake. They end up being turned into newts and run into a Stinky Fish Monster that wants to eat them! This fun romp will have kids laughing and turning the pages!


With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, little bee chapter books are perfect for beginning readers age 6-8.

A, who is 10, loved these two books!  Based on the first two books, we think this series promises to be a good one. 



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.

Loved + Blessed: A Christian Faith-Based Subscription Box! March Edition

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

We recently had the chance to review the March box from Loved + Blessed:


Loved + Blessed is a Christian faith-based subscription box service that delivers a box of encouragement right to your door each month.


Each box revolves around a central theme and comes with a mini poster, a sticker, a purse-sized scripture card and a gift.

The theme for the March box was Fearless:


The scripture card this month featured 2 Timothy 1:6-7 "For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline."


The special gift for March was a portable mini fan so you can enjoy the breeze and remind yourself that you have nothing to fear of the wind. 


The fan lights up when in use to remind you that you are loved and blessed:)



This box also included an encouragement kit to pass along to a friend:


I definitely think there is room for Loved + Blessed in the subscription box market and I love that their mission is to deliver encouraging products that support a fantastic message!

If that wasn't enough, Loved + Blessed gives a portion of the proceeds of each box sold to Union Rescue Mission, a charity that offers hope and healing to the homeless.  What an amazing cause!

For just $15.99/month + $4 shipping & handling in the US, you can get your Loved + Blessed box or gift someone else with this monthly dose of encouragement today!



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.