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.

Dolphins Don’t Run Marathons..an e-Book Review


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A little but about the Author:

Sam Brand, 55, is a businessman who has been running for years and found himself captured in the marathon world.  After completing two marathons in New York City, Sam Brand reinvented himself within the animal human world and discovered the secrets of how to escape from the world of marathons and move on to a new, positive sporting life. Sam Brand’s escape to the real world has given him a more satisfying social sporting life. He learned that you only live twice, once when you are born and once when you eliminate the long runs.  Sam Brand believes that, although the peak of the marathons may have been reached, there is a way out from the marathon running jungle world.

When we were asked to review this book I thought we are not marathon runners; neither of us enjoy running.  But if you know our family you are well aware that we are sports fanatics and have no problem taking out my 73 year old dad in a kickball game if it means we get the win(yes Philip did that true story) We believe sports can have an impact on shaping who we are and after reading this book we realized how much they can change us for good and bad.

Sam Brand breaks us down into three different animal types in this very quick read. . Human Ants (The marathon runners), Human Chimps (Those that don’t really run, or do anything else that resembles exercise. I have to admit this was me for a while), and the Human Dolphin (Those of us that like to exercise but still have a passion for life, not exercise obsessed). If I had to choose,one animal type I would say that Philip & I are probably Human Dolphins. We are not much into running, but we do like workout daily and enjoy life. We have even started training for Austin Texas Rugged Maniac the last word in the title says it all!

Sam Brand uses vignettes to describe each type but even though he uses these short descriptions he really gets to the core of each classification; revealing each types pros and cons  I know this book was written to inspire runners to slow down, stop and smell the roses but it really encouraged us to continue our workout routine as well as throw in the challenge of a Tough Mudder. Wish us luck; we are going to need it:)

Even if you’re not a marathon runner or a sports nut this book dares you to ask yourself:”Are you living life to its fullest” We really enjoyed reading it and have now passed it off to our son Logan; this is a wonderful book for teens.

We so appreciate the chance to read this book and we were more then happy to share our very honest review! If you you would like to pick up this book just click the link and ENJOY! Dolphins Don’t Run Marathons: 26.2 loving thoughts on why you should not run a marathon #DolphinsdontRun

Sleep Sublime Eye Mask by Smarter Rest..A GREAT Night Sleep


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Do you dream of sleeping like a King or Queen – without actually being on the throne?
At home, travelling, taking a short nap at work, even outside in the sunlight, the Smarter Rest Sublime Eye Mask means all lights are off and all dreams are on
You get no funny business: no light, no scratches, no noise

 

We were given a Sleep Sublime Eye Mask by Smarter Rest for our honest review and we were extremely impressed at how well this product worked!  I have a hard time staying a sleep once any light peeps though our blinds but with the Sleep Sublime Eye Mask I found myself waking up an hour later then usual. When I did finely awake I felt refreshed and I didn’t look like I went 2 rounds with Ronda Rousey; no more puffy eyes or dark circles. Philip has also tried the Sleep Sublime Sleep Mask on night when he had to hit the hay at 8:30 PM(still pretty sunny here in TX) so he could jump on a 5:30 AM flight; he loved it so much I didn’t see it again until he returned from his trip. The mask is beautifully designed with the softest satin and adjustable headband makes it easy for anyone to use the mask.  I found that when the headband is adjusted properly the mask stays in place throughout the night; it does not move an inch matter how much we tossed and turned.   The mask also includes a pair of memory foam earplugs that tuck in to the strap when not in use; I found these to be an added benefit since I sleep next to a chainsaw.

Here’s some great info about this one of a kind sleep mask

-Our Comfortable Lightweight But Sturdy Sleep Mask Made Of Luxurious Elegant Satin Means No Cute Puffy Eyes Or Funny Dark Circles On Your Face In The Morning

-It’s More Than Just A Happy Eye Mask, It’s Jam Packed with Memory Foam Ear Plugs With Silk Carry Pouch And Smarter Rest Bonus Ebook. Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed

-Eye Mask Designed For The Modern Men, Women, Kids And Girls And Suitable For Travel, Meditation, Yoga, Nap, Sleeping In Cold, Hot, And Even Noisy Environments

-It’s Not Water Or Gel Sleep Mask. Only The Best Materials – Soft Luxurious Satin Exterior With Finest Caressing Cotton Interior That Suits All Shapes, Sizes and Sleep Positions

-Premium Quality Strap Ensures The Sleep Mask Stays In Place On Your Head And Face And The Velcro Is Easily Adjustable. The Soft Edges Don’t Let It Scratch Your Face, And The Nose Pad Blocks Bottom Light

-If it doesn’t totally float your boat, you can take advantage of the 120 Days Full Money Back Guarantee

If you’re someone like me that any hint of light or noise disturbs your sleep then I highly recommend you pick up the Sleep Sublime Sleep Mask by Smarter Rest! Order yours here today!

 

Disclaimer: I received this product at a discount in exchange for an honest and fair review. This post contains Affiliate Links read our disclosure here