Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Relaxing Sleep Tea By Cuppa Magic

I tend to have cycles of insomnia and it really takes a toll on me. I've been drinking a cup of Relaxing Sleep Tea the last few nights to see if it would help. It so far has helped me get a good 5 to 6 hours of straight sleep.

This bag comes with 14 individual tea bags. As soon as you open the bag it smells wonderful. I noticed the ginger, licorice, and spearmint right away. It is a strong scent but I really like it. It does also have a strong taste but I like stronger teas in general.

Tea bags.

The ingredients in this blend include: Chamomile, saffron, licorice, ginger root, fennel seeds, rosebuds, spearmint, rose hips, lemon grass, tulsi (holy basil), natural orange flavor.

Tea time.

I find drinking tea in general to be calming. I enjoy this one about an hour or two before bed. It does feel like it relaxes me and I have been sleeping better. 

You can find Relaxing Sleep Tea on Amazon. 

* I received this at a discount for this review. No other compensation was received. Opinions are my own. 

Monday, August 29, 2016

ORGANIC Bamboo Extra Large Cutting Board with Groove by Belmint

I just love this ORGANIC Bamboo Extra Large Cutting Board with Groove by Belmint! The two tone colors give it a really nice look. The groove is actually deep enough to catch juices before they spill over the edge. The board is very sturdy and big enough to cut large amounts at once. It can also be used as a serving platter.

Eco-friendly bamboo that is all natural and BPA free.

Beautiful grain finish.

If you are looking for a new cutting board definitely consider the ORGANIC Bamboo Extra Large Cutting Board with Groove by Belmint. 

* I received this at a discount for this review. No other compensation was received. Opinions are my own. 

Five Seasons in the Kitchen - Book Review

Five Seasons in the Kitchen contains 75 Vegan recipes. They are inspired by Zen and ancient principles of nutrition. The book is separated by seasons and also includes a late summer section.

The pictures in the book are beautiful. The whole book is a joy to read through. The author includes "Good to Know" sections at the end of many of the recipes which really add to the book.

While many of the recipes sound and look good I'm not sure I'll be making a lot from the book. Some have ingredients I don't have easy access to but they do give me ideas to jump off from. If you are wanting to learn more about Vegan cooking this would be a great one to have. It is a lovely book even just to read through.

You can find Five Seasons in the Kitchen on Amazon.

* I received an ebook version of this book for my honest review. No other compensation was received. Opinions are my own.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Shiatsu Foot Massager with Switchable Heat

This Shiatsu Foot Massager with Switchable Heat from Belmint works wonders for my feet. Once turned on it has a 15 minute timer. It's the perfect amount of time to rejuvenate those tired and aching feet. It has an easy to use soft touch button control panel so you can choose your settings. It does have a heat option. It also allows you to choose the speed and pressure level of the massage. It massages the bottom and sides of your feet. It took me a couple uses to get used to the pressure part. It reminds me of when you get your blood pressure taken and it squeezes a bit. This combined with the rolling massaging feels so good to my feet.

Easy to use control panel.

Removable & Washable cloth lining.

You can use the Shiatsu Foot Massager with Switchable Heat with or without socks. I've used it both ways and either way works just fine. The cloth is also soft and my feet don't get sweaty while using it but I do like that you can unzip the cloth and wash as needed. My husband and I will more than likely be the main users but just for testing purposes I had my big footed boys put their feet in to see if they would fit. Our oldest is a size 13 in men's and his foot fit fine. It was a little snug but still comfortable. I'm a 9 1/2 or 10 in women's and I have plenty of room. 

So relaxing!

The massager is also quiet so that you can still hold a conversation while using it and it won't interfere. It weighs about 12 lbs. so it is very easy to pick up and move around wherever you want to use it. It feels very sturdy though and I'm hoping will give us many years of wonderful foot massages. 

You can find the Shiatsu Foot Massager with Switchable Heat on Amazon. Then you can enjoy a relaxing foot massage in the comfort of your own home!

* I received this product at a discount for this review. No other compensation was received. Opinions are my own.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Bold Forest Beard Shampoo

One of our sons thinks it's pretty cool that at 16 he can grow a beard at a moments notice it seems. Unlike his brothers which a mustache or a few random chin hairs seem to be it for facial hair. So funny how they are all so different. Anyways, we make sure he keeps it groomed when he does let it grow out. He was a good sport and tried this beard shampoo.

It cleans, softens, and conditions your beard. This one is Bold Forest scent. It smells very outdoorsy. At first it was a bit strong but he said once he rinsed it out it left a nice manly scent that wasn't too strong. It does lather like soap more than shampoo but that did not bother him. He said it left his beard feeling clean.

A little goes a long way. The small spout makes it much easier to not over do it. 

This beard shampoo can be found on Amazon. It comes in a Man-Sized 8.45 oz bottle. 

* I did receive this product for free in exchange for this review. No other compensation was received. Opinions are my own ( and my son's) for this review. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Fractions and Percentages - Book Review

I homeschool my boys and math has always been their least favorite subject. They would rather clean their bathroom than do their math! I think most of the time it's because they just don't understand why they need to know it or how they will ever use it in real life.

Fractions and Percentages does an excellent job breaking it all down to a level they understand. There are a lot of diagrams which help explain things. It has several practice problems for them to work through and also the story problems are written so that it's how they would use them in their daily life.

* I received an ebook version in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was received. Opinions are my own.

A Pink Pearl - Book Review

A Pink Pearl was such an interesting read. I really like books that give me an insight into how other people live. This book was very intense. It kept me drawn in until the very end. The ending was such a shocker for me. I was left with that feeling of "What just happened here?"

This book might not be for everyone. It does contain some very detailed parts and sensitive topics. I felt like there was a lot to learn from this book so I wasn't offended by them. I felt so sad for this young girl and what she went through. I don't want to give any spoilers but if it sounds like this might be a book for you then you can find A Pink Pearl on Amazon.

* I received an ebook version in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was received. Opinions are my own.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Stealing Love - Book Review

Stealing Love was such a joy to read. I loved everything about it. It is full of humor, excellent characters, and wild & crazy situations. The book is mostly set in Romania while the main character is there from Israel on a business trip. All sorts of silly adventures come up throughout the book as he meets different people along the way. Bits of wisdom are also mixed in and it really adds to the story.

You can find Stealing Love on Amazon.

* I received an ebook version in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was received. Opinions are my own.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

The Bodybuilding Cookbook - Book Review

The Bodybuilding Cookbook isn't just for bodybuilders. I'm not one but love finding new healthy & delicious recipes. This book has information about general nutrition at the beginning. It has 100 recipes that list nutrition amount. It contains a really good variety of recipes and the format is easy to read. It also has a conversion chart at the end which I found helpful.

You can find The Bodybuilding Cookbook on Amazon.

* I received an ebook version in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was received. Opinions are my own.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Sanford Brands - Sharpie & PaperMate - Review via Shoplet

It's almost time for heading back to school and that means new school supplies! We were excited to try out these Sanford products from Sharpie and PaperMate. We will start back to homeschooling sometime mid next week and I know the boys and I will enjoy using these new products. 

Paper Mate 300RT Effortless Glide Ballpoint Pens feature the InkJoy writing system. It makes for effortless writing. The pens barely need any pressure against paper and make clear crisp lines. The rubberized grip makes them easy & comfortable to hold. I love all the colors and plan to use these for my lesson planning to liven it up a bit.

Eight bright colors included.

The rubberized grip makes them comfortable to hold.

These easy to hold mechanical pencils from Paper Mate are called Mates. They have a triangular barrel which make them comfortable to hold. They are great for little ones too. The 1.3 mm, No. 2 HB lead is designed for less breakage and doesn't need sharpening. These are refillable.

They write smooth and dark.

Up next are these awesome Sharpie Electro Pop Permanent Markers. I love the colors and the tips are ultra fine so they are great for labeling or any other detailed writing or artwork. The ink is also quick drying. 

They come in five fun colors.

This Paper Mate Liquid Paper DryLine Grip Correction Tape works great and doesn't make a mess. It is so easy to use. You lightly press down on it and it goes on dry so you can write on it instantly. You can correct single or multiple lines before copying or faxing it. One tape width is 1/5" and the tape length is 335".

It goes on dry for instant corrections.

If you still haven't done your back to school shopping I highly recommend you add these items to your list! They would be great for school, home, or the office.

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* I received these products complimentary for my honest review. No other compensation was received. Opinions are my own.