Codename: Zosha a Review ( An Inspiring Story; I loved it)


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About the Author: 

Yehudit Kafri Meiri is a 20th-21st century Israeli poet and a writer, as well as editor and translator. She was born in 1935 and lived as a child in Kibbutz Ein HaHoresh, where her parents were founding members. Yehudit belonged to the first group of children born in this kibbutz.

After she got married, she moved to Kibbutz Sasa, where she wrote her first book, The Time Will Have Mercy, which was published in 1962, one year after she moved to Kibbutz Shoval with her family. In Kibbutz Shoval she published a few more poetry books and children’s books and made her first attempt at writing prose including a book describing her childhood memories, All The Summer We Went Barefoot, which was successful and sold several editions.

Yehudit Kafri, mother of three and grandmother of five, has lived since 1989 with her husband in Mazkeret Batya, where she continues to write and publish books of poetry and biographies. In 2003 she published an historical biographic novel, Zosha: from the Jezreel Valley to the Red Orchestra, which tells the life story of Zosha Poznanska, who was a member of the Red Orchestra and eventually killed by the Gestapo. This novel won The Best Literary Achievement of the Year Prize in Israel. It has since been translated and published in English, and in Polish, and lately in Amazon.

Kafri published 9 poetry books and 9 others (children’s books, biographies, and prose). Poems by Yehudit Kafri were published in Hebrew, Arabic, English, Spanish, Croatian and Russian. Kafri has won several literary prizes including the Prime Minister’s prize in 1987, and other prizes.

About the book:

An unsung Jewish heroine of World War II

Her daring activity in the Red Orchestra and the heroic struggle in a Gestapo prison.

Zosha Poznanska was recruited into the Soviet spy network known as the Red Orchestra, which operated in Western Europe. It was on the eve of World Rar II and Zosha was part of the inner core of the network, a third of whose members were Jews. Apparently unaware of the Jews’ participation in the Red Orchestra, Hitler declared, “The Bolsheviks surpass us in one area alone: espionage!” and he commanded his counterspies to eradicate this network at all costs.

This book tells the story of Zosha through all the chapters of her short life: childhood, the Hashomer Hatzair youth movement in Poland, Eretz Israel and the PKP in the 1920s, Europe in the 1930s and the Red Orchestra. It tells her loves, her relationships with family and friends, her daring activity in the Red Orchestra and her heroic struggle in a Gestapo prison. The State of Israel posthumously awarded Zosha a medal of honor for fighting the Nazis.

Zosha Poznanska is an unsung Jewish heroine of World War II. Born in Kalisz Poland, she immigrated to Israel as a pioneer and for a brief time belonged to the group that founded Kibbutz Mishmar Ha’emek. Afterwards, she joined the Palestine Communist Party (Palestiner Kumunistishe Partie in Yiddish, abbreviated PKP), and from 1930 until her death she lived in France and Belgium.

My Review:
I was given this book for my unbiased review and I can honestly say it was one of my favorite WWII books.

What a truly impressive novel. I think this might be one of the most important example of historical WWII; yes I am including Schindler’s List. I enjoyed this book more than others I have read because it is more culturally rich and, frankly, it’s about a strong resilient woman.

I commend the author for bringing this woman’s life and sharing her unbelievable story. Zosha would make an excellent film, but the film needs to show her as strong as she is the in the novel and give the author the respect she deserves for this well written novel. I plan on having our book club read this book in this Fall! 5 STARS

Awesome NEW Beard Oil with Argan & Jojoba!


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**The post contains affiliates

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– It comes in a 1 oz glass bottle with dropper and contain the natural goodness of Argan and Jojoba Oil.
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– You can manage unruly beards, grow your beard longer and it fights split ends!- Suitable for all beard lengths Garvon beard oil is a versatile    mix of natural oils and can even be used on hair.
– This version comes unscented – so no over-powering smells! Its long-lasting and safe to use.

Ingredients
Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Argan Oil, Fractionated Coconut Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Vitamin B5, Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Shea Butter.

Review done by Philip Warren AKA the Hungry Salesman

So, when I began putting on my “middle age” weight, I decided to grow a beard to cover up my double chins. I have typically done a goatee or a light beard but recently grew it long for a full-fledged mountain man beard.  I can’t allow my beard get too unruly because I work in corporate America but I now have a beard any man would be proud of (except for the gray but that’s another story). The problem is that it can easily look unkempt ( a cross between Grizzly Adams & Duck Dynasty)  and I don’t have time during the day to repeatedly “comb” it.  So I was thrilled when I was asked to review Garvon Beard Oil and  give my honest opinion about their product. Well, let me say it really has made a difference, my beard is smoother, it no longer looks dull and the oil has keeps it looking professional throughout the day.

Typically, my beard is somewhat scratchy so I understand my wife’s complaints but now, she is more apt to give me kisses and that can lead to… other things:).  You don’t need a lot; just a few drops after your shower; make sure to distribute it evenly. After applying I typically run a comb through it and I’m good to go. So, all in all, Garvon Beard Oil has given my beard a much neater look and more action; tough to go wrong with this beard oil fellas!

 

The Fine Print: We received a free sample of Garvon Bear Oil and we were asked to our honest review.

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Bookroo..Beautiful Children’s Books Delivered to your Door


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A few weeks back Jane over at bookroo asked us to review her kids book subscription service.  Now, our kids are a little older but Sophia still loves picture books and I have to admit we were both very excited to see what our first month subscription would bring!  Let just say it felt like Christmas in July when our packaged arrived; each book was beautifully wrapped in vibrant colored paper and finished off with a sweet little ribbon. Since we went with the picture book subscription starting at $17.50 we received 2 books but you can go also choose the board book subscription and receive 3 books each month at the same very low price. They offer month-to-month, three-month, and six-month subscription packages.

Here is what came in our first months subscription:

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Dream away, dream away, sleepyhead, love
Set sail for the ocean of stars up above.
You be the captain and I’ll be your mate.
We’ll journey together, the heavens await.

From author Julia Durango and new illustrator Robert Goldstrom, a story of the dreams that are possible as you drift to sleep. A father and son venture into a dream and encounter some new and familiar faces and along the way discover the possibilities the universe can hold.  This is a soothing, rhythmic poem that is perfect for bedtime reading.

 

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From Author Catherine Rayner: Norris the bear has been waiting patiently for the last ripe fruit to fall from the tree. But Tulip the raccoon and Violet the mouse have too . . . although maybe not so patiently. In fact, Tulip and Violet sniff, listen to, and even hug the fruit. Norris catches the fruit when it finally falls, and because he is a wise bear, he shares it and makes two new friends. A lovely simplicity of language and gorgeous artwork makes this story of one of life’s very first lessons perfect for the youngest listeners. This little treasure will not only teach your little ones how to share but this will also help them to build friendships down the road.

As if you need another reason to subscribe to bookroo; their company mission will push you right over the edge:

Our mission is to enable and empower parents to build their children’s book collections in an affordable and exciting way through curated monthly book deliveries. We believe in the power and impact of the written word in the life of a child, and believe it’s never too early to start reading to children! Preach it Sista:) 

Fun fact for you–the three husbands on the founding team are part of a family of 10 siblings–8 brothers and 2 sisters. Each year at their family reunion they have a family baseball game, because yes, there are enough of them to field 2 teams :) Looks like a FUN bunch!

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To learn more about this amazing family owned business click here

Buy One, Give One!

This summer at Bookroo, we’re pledging to share the gift of reading. To make that happen, we’re giving the next 250 new Bookroo customers a coupon for a free, one-month subscription–a gift subscription! Here’s the deal: if you sign up as a new Bookroo customer, you’ll be able to send a coupon to a friend who can get their very own Bookroo box for free! It’s simple. We love reading, you love reading, and together, we can share the gift of reading with more friends. To find out more about this great offer click here

We fell in love this company and we know you will too! My hope is some day soon this innovative company will offer chapter book subscriptions; so we can get our teenager excited about reading again!

Whether you have little ones or older children bookroo makes reading fun for all ages!

 

 

Belle Dark Spot Corrector..Our Review


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I have several areas on my face, arms and legs that have significant sun damage. Let’s just say my arms look like a spotty banana; I can not even explain how self-conscious this makes me. That’s why  I was thrilled when we were asked to review Belle Dark Spot Corrector but I was also very skeptical. Most of the dark spot corrector’s I used in the past either had no effect or they were so strong they burned my skin causing flaking and discomfort. Belle Dark Spot Corrector in only a few applications had a profound effect on my arms( I started with my arms just in case I had any side effects) The next step was to try it on my neck where again I had major skin imperfections; let me just say WOW I was so pleased with the results.  I no longer need to apply several coats of foundation to even out my skin. I can honestly say I plan to keep Belle Dark Spot Corrector in my make-up bag at all times!

It was wonderful to read that Belle Dark Spot Corrector did not contain hydroquinone and it was a paraben free formula too. Bella is 98% natural and 72% organic and effectively lightens dark spots using plant based glycolic and kojic acids. It also is supercharged with hyaluronic acid, nature’s most effective weapon against skin dehydration, which can cause wrinkles, dryness and loss of skin’s elasticity. Hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water so imagine what it can do for your skin!

More Info about this product:

  • RESULTS GUARANTEED OR YOUR MONEY BACK – We are so confident you will achieve results with our product, we guarantee it, or your money back. We offer one of the industries only no questions asked, results guarantee so buy with confidence.
  • HYDROQUINONE & PARABEN FREE – Hydroquinone has been proven toxic and is banned in several countries. Smart shoppers are also aware of the dangers of parabens, a preservative often found in skin care and makeup products. Our formula is a natural and effective hydroquinone free and paraben free alternative.
  • 98% NATURAL & 72% ORGANIC – Plant based glycolic and kojic acids work in combination to lighten age and sun spots while improving your skin’s texture and appearance.
  • SUPERCHARGED WITH HYALURONIC ACID -Hyaluronic acid is touted as one of the most essential products in your anti aging arsenal. As a bonus, we’ve supercharged our formula by adding hyaluronic acid for enhanced results.
  • MADE IN THE USA & NEVER TESTED ON ANIMALS – Your peace of mind is ensured knowing our dark spot corrector is made in the USA, not China. Not only is it produced under strict quality standards and never tested on animals, but supports American jobs and our economy.

We give Bella Dark Spot Corrector 5 STARS!  Click here to find out more about this one of kind product!!!

 

Fine Print: This product was provided to Waldorf Salad & Cottage Fries  at no cost. All thoughts are unbiased and of our own opinion.

Glow2Go Self Tanning Towelettes..Amazon’s #1 Best Selling Self Tan


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When a product is named one of Amazon’s best sellers your excited to give it a try! After years of sun worshiping growing up in South Florida I know the effects of the sun but that being said I do like a good tan:) Glow2Go gives you that without all the harmful effects of the sun and to my surprise it looks totally natural.( I wasn’t the color of a Oompa-Loompa)  Glow2Go was easy to use and there is no streaking when applied properly. My only warning is make sure you wash your hands promptly after using as it will leave your palms looking a little strange if you do not. (the directions clearly state this)

Here’s some more info about Glow2Go

The super saver pack contains 20 (YES TWENTY!) individually wrapped half-body premium towelettes which are perfect for self-tan at home or on the go. Other products give you one big body towel which dries before you finish! Never again: use one towel for your lower body and one for the top!

Their creative packaging is easy to store and the single use towelettes are super when traveling! The box comes with a special ‘press to open’ area that will allow pulling one towel at a time – WITHOUT opening the entire box. Keep them in your closet under other products and stay organized. Yes, the company thought of EVERYTHING when designing this product. These are half-body towelettes, which makes it easy to do your arms, legs, or your face, and your only applying where you want unlike most sprays and creams. The other real bonus they sell at around half the price or more of other towelettes. Your color will start to appear in only a few short hours and it stays for about a week.(these were my results yours may differ)

Each wipe is concentrated with thei innovative tan formula that will produce:
• Quick
• Even
• Streak Free
• Natural Looking Tan
• In less then 4 hours!
• You’ll Be Amazed!

Thermalabs will also email you their best selling guide “Self Tan Secrets” (sold separately on Amazon for $10!) for no additional cost. Researched and written by Thermalabs formula technicians, this 50 page guide reveals all the facts and secrets you need to know about self-tanning!

You also get 100% money back guarantee! We know you’ll never need it, but if for some reason you’re not 1000% amazed by the results – send the product back and get a full refund!

If you’re wanting a tan without the damaging effects that I recommend Glow2Go.

**Please make sure to follow the directions so to insure the BEST results.

We received this product at a heavily discounted price in exchange for our honest opinion. Our opinion was not influenced by the discount that we received.