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Friday, November 22, 2013

Frame 232

disclaimer:  I received the book below for free from Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. in exchange for my honest opinions.  All opinions remain my own.

"Frame 232" 

by Wil Mara

Hard to believe it's been 50 years...
  Mommy in PA:  You hear the phrase Kennedy assassination and what else tends to come to mind...conspiracy theories.   Shelia Baker's mother had a secret, a secret that had slowly eaten her up inside.  Had she not decided to leave work that day and disguise herself as the infamous Babushka Lady, maybe she wouldn't have felt like people were watching her every move from that day on.  

  Shelia's mother was there that day in Dealey Plaza, video camera in hand, witnessing not only the assassination of our nation's President but also witnessing something that nobody else did.  She would spend the rest of her lifetime hiding that piece of history and passing not only the history down to her daughter but also passing on the anxiety she felt with it.  Should have she destroyed all evidence of it's existance?  Should she have taken it to authorities?  Now her daughter was left with the same choices...

  Shelia decides that the best course of action is to look for someone she can trust.  She finds this when reading an article about a billionaire who was becoming quite the sleuth at finding the truth behind high profile mysteries (like the dissapearance of Amelia Earhart).  Would Jason Hammond be able to help her?  

  This is an excellent book based on an interesting conspiracy theory that came about after the Kennedy assassination.  The author does a great job at letting the reader get to know what makes the characters tick by going into a lot of detail about their past.  For example, Jason is the way he is because he lost his family in a tragic plane crash, leaving his father's fortune to him.  

  Once you start reading you won't want to put it down.  I personally can't wait to read more of this series, Frame 232 is book one in a suspense series about Jason Hammond.  

Be sure to check out the Q&A session with author Wil Mara located here.


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

UGLee Pen Ergonomic Pen (Review + Giveaway)

disclaimer:  I received the product below for free in exchange for my honest opinions.  All opinions remain my own.

UGLee Pen

  The UGLee Pen is an Ergonomic Pen created by Dr. James Lee.  Dr. Lee was in medical school and was looking for a pen that would relieve his hand fatigue.  When he couldn't find any, he created his own...The UGLee Pen.
  It has a comfort grip and finger tip grooves to make writing a lot more comfortable.  It is also refillable and weighs less than half an ounce. 

  Mommy in PA got a chance to try out the UGLee Pen and here is what she thought:  

This is the most comfortable pen I have ever used.  I've never had one with a comfort grip before so it made a huge difference.  I use it all the time and when I can't find it I tend to get a little irritated LOL!  My kids have had me asking them more than once if anyone has seen my UGLee Pen (which by the way, always gets a chuckle).

  I've been using my UGLee Pen to fill out my info on the back of my Avon brochures.  This used to require me taking a break or two from my fingers getting sore...not anymore though : )

  I also like how they use glitter in the grip to make it look all sparkly, though this could cause issues of parents loosing their UGLee Pens to their children : )

  For more info you can check out their website here, facebook, or twitter.  Also be sure to enter below for your chance to win a 3-pack of your very own UGLee Pens!

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Ozeri Knife Set

disclaimer:  I received the product below for free in exchange for my honest opinions.  All opinions remain my own.

Ozeri Elite Chef Black Ceramic 3-Piece Knife Set

Product Manufacturer:  Ozeri

Product Use:  Kitchen Knives

Product Features:  Black Ceramic, perfectly balanced, ergonomic handle, hardness close to diamonds, will not rust or corrode with exposure to moisture.

Price:  $79.99 

Misc:  3-piece set that comes in a nice box with an inner tray to keep them in when not in use.  Half the weight of similar sized metal knives.  Set includes 6" chef's knife, 5" slicing knife, and 3" paring knife.  90 day warranty against defects in material or workmanship under normal use and service.  

Find out More:  Amazon

Mommy in PA:  I was so happy to get a chance to review these knives.  I have been thrilled with every single Ozeri product that I have reviewed so far and know that they stay true to their word about the quality of their products.  The knives are no exception to that.  

  The very first thing I noticed when opening the package was how nicely they fit in their very own storage box.  There is a thick foam lining that the knives actually lay down into to keep them from getting damaged.  This comes in very handy for those who do not own a knife block or have theirs filled up already (like me).  

  These knives not only look awesome but they are super, super light.  I actually used the Chef Knife the one day like a paring knife to peel my potatoes.  I would never have been able to do that with my traditional knives due to the weight and the awkwardness of the handle.  

  My favorite feature is the fact that the handles are not only ergonomic (believe me, you just have to feel them to believe how comfy these are in your hand) but they are also perfectly balanced (I believe this also adds to the feeling of how light these are).  I have never held a knife more confidently in my lifetime.  They actually make me feel like I know what I'm doing : )  

  They also cut great too.  With my old kitchen knives I used to have to poke a hole in the tomatoes and then cut out any bad spots but these knives cut right through the skin.  They also work great for cutting block cheeses without the hesitation (maybe from a little bit of build up) I get from my regular knives.  

  I recommend these knives to anyone of any skill level in the kitchen.  Pros will notice the difference and us more amateur cooks will get a chance to feel more like a pro : )  

On a side a note:  It's archery season here in PA and my hubby is very picky when it comes to what knives he will use  when cutting up venison and I've caught him more than once using the Ozeri Knives : )

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

"Choices and Illusions"

disclaimer:  I received the book below for free from Hay House, Inc.  in exchange for my honest opinions.  All opinions remain my own.
"Choices and Illusions"
How Did I Get Where I Am, and How Do I Get Where I Want to Be?
By Eldon Taylor
Mommy in PA:  Ever wonder how everything in your life falls into place the way it does?  Are there goals you want to reach but not sure how?  Why are you the way you are?  "Choices and Illusions" attempts to tell us how our mind works and how to get the things we want in life. 
  I am all about positive thinking right now and have been reading a lot of material about it so this book seemed right up my alley.  I also like the idea of it coming with a Free InnerTalk CD, it seemed like the next step on making my goals a reality. 
  I was so excited when it came in the mail because I couldn't wait to get started on learning as much as I can about this subject.  I figure the more I know, from as many sources as possible, the better, right?  Well that's what I thought until I started reading.  I literally had to force myself to read the first half of the book.  I'm pretty sure it was just a combination of "I already knew that" and the author's particular writing style that made it seem like it dragged on forever. 
  Honestly I was expecting more positive thinking and got more of "This is how your brain works at tricking you into thinking this....".  It was more like a course in psychology than a positive thinking breakthrough experience. 
  All in all the book is very informative about things like optical illusions, the way your mind processes information, people's beliefs and how they came to be, and why people behave the way they do.  It just wasn't what I was looking for at this point in my life (maybe about 15 years ago when I was wanting to go to school for psychology). 
  As for the Included "InnerTalk CD", it too was not at all what I expected.  It seems to be a disk of just peaceful music.  Which again, makes sense but I figured it may be a version of the book to listen to when you were driving or doing your exercises, not the case.
  All in all, this would be a great book for the right person it just wasn't what I was looking for. 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Our Top Twelve (again, a little late)

disclaimer:  We received the products below for free in exchange for our honest opinions.  All opinions remain our own.

  Our Top Twelve for October is...


You can see our original post by going here.

Mommy in GA: I got the sunscreen that I reviewed in the last post and we still LOVE it!  the kids continue to stay sunburn free :)  
We hope the post provided to be helpful!!  Also we got the stretchy bracelets as well and the kids' LOVE them they still run around playing with them!!

Mommy in PA:  I received the Hero Stick and some of the cute little stretchy bracelets.  The Hero Stick comes in what looks like a giant lip balm tube.  And the consistency is much like a lip balm only a little greasier.  The Hero Stick is used for dry skin, cuts, scrapes, bug bites, eczema, and other skin irritations. 

  We found that the Hero Stick works very well at relieving the irritation from squirrel scratches.  We are currently rehabilitating two squirrels and when we get them out to clean their cage they love to run all over us, chasing each other...kinda like we are the trees.  Well while they are doing this they need to hold on so they tend to get a little carried away with the claws sometimes.  The last time we had them out Phil and Kay left a few scratch marks on my son's neck that were instantly itchy.  I applied the Hero Stick and within a few minutes he never mentioned them again : )  This also works great for cat scratches too!  I did try it a couple of times with mosquito bites over the summer but it wasn't quite enough to keep me from scratching them.  I wish I would have had some Hero Stick when my son was a baby...he had eczema terribly on his head, this would have come in very handy. 

  The bracelets they sent were very cute!  Each one has a motivational saying on them and they can double as a hair tie if you're in a pinch. 

  TruKid has been kind enough to offer our readers a great offer.  See coupon info above.  Just enter code sunnymom during checkout to receive a free Sunny Days Face & Body Stick with your purchase of $30 or more. 

Now onto why TruKid made our Top Twelve list...because they care about our kids safety as much as we do.  And they make it quick and easy to protect our kids from harsh chemicals and the sun.

To learn more about TruKid or purchase your own products you can head over to their website, facebook, twitter, or pinterest.

Monday, November 4, 2013

We Have a Winner....

The winner of our Edimi Skincare Giveaway is...
Emmy C.
Congrats Emmy!  Be sure to look for the email we sent you and reply within 48 hours or forfeit your prize.