Friday, January 23, 2015

Review: Minzos turbopen

Looking for the perfect home office pen? I've found it! The Minzos 4 in 1 turbopen has everything you need in one easy to hold pen.

First things first. When your pesky cat jumps up on your desk you can use the presentation pointer (laser pointer) to get them off your desk and out of your way easily. My cat took off like a bat out of hell when she saw that little red spot. 

The stylus works great on my phone and tablet. It was easy to use and hit exactly what I wanted it to, rather than everything around what I want. I was most pleased with this feature!

Seriously though, everything worked as promised and would be great for anything from a teacher to the president of a company. It is convenient to have everything all in one portable easy to use pen. The price is great too. This is definitely something to keep in mind for Father's day, especially for that hard to shop for guy. I can even see my husband being able to use this at his workbench in the basement. 

You can buy it on Amazon here.

I was given this product free in return for a review. All opinions are my own.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Reviw: Ancient Feminine Wisdom Inspired by Biblical Women

This is a book much different than what I usually read and review. It has the reader working with one of the women they choose. I picked Hannah who I have always admired, plus her section has the message I need right now in my life. Other biblical woman the reader can choose from is: Eve, Sarah, Hagar, Esther, Rachel, Leah, Tamar, and Naomi. Each has different qualities and leads the reader on a different journey.

Each of the biblical women take you on four journeys that are suppose to help you heal and grow. My first journey with Hannah really opened my heart and had me thinking. I remembered a time when I did just what they journey was asking me to do and then I was inclined to do it again. That journey was to let out all the sadness in my heart in prayer. The second journey is also in prayer and letting the praying woman in me rise! oh and did she ever rise! I won't get into details about all the journeys as I don't want to ruin it for anyone.

I am honestly changed by this book. I was blown away by how deeply it touched my soul and brought me closer not only to Hannah, but to God. I will be turning to this book from time to time when I need some of the encouragement it offers. I'm sure at some point I will have traveled the journey of each of these women in depth.

I would recommend this book to any Christian woman. It will help you heal, grow, and connect with God and the women in the Bible. This is a very well written book that had a lot of love and thought put into it and that flows from every page.

I was given a copy of this book to review. All opinions are my own.

Milestones that should be in a baby book

Sometimes when my babies do something I'm like why don't they have a spot for this in the baby book? The first time baby puked on you would fit in perfect between first smile and first tooth. I guess the authors don't want to take away from the mushy mush milestones that everyone posts about on facebook. If I was to write a baby book though I'd call it the good, the bad, and the nasty! All us mothers know babies leak from everywhere and at some point you're getting it on you, so why not record it so one day your child knows what you went through! So here is the top 10 list of things I'd include in my baby book:

1. The first time baby played in their own poop

2. The first time baby peed on me

3. The first time poop oozed out of the side of the diaper on me

4. The first time baby bounced their head off a hard surface 

5. First time baby bit your nipple hard enough to make you cry

6. First time baby dumps their food over their own head

7. First time baby tries to gouge out your eyes with their baby claws

8. First time baby clears a room with diaper

9. First smile that was actually gas

10. The first time you had to clean up a diaper explosion that required the throwing out of clothes (yours or babys)

My list may differ from others and there are about 100 more things I can add. If you were writing a real baby book what would you add? 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Review: Never ending bad day by Lady Jenniviere

What would you do if you had to keep repeating the worst day of your life over and over? Misty finds out when she makes a wish in a fountain accidentally awakening a nasty gargoyle. Now she has to convince her best friend Stanley they are repeating the same day and find a way to fix it! 

I was so incredibly impressed by this story. Most preteen books are not even close to the quality of this one. It was original and fresh. I was intrigued from start to finish. Oh, and that finish! I even laughed at Misty's misfortune and then felt bad for doing so. 

Misty and Stanley are great characters who make each other better. They compliment one another and make the story move along smoothly. I love the use of the gargoyle wishing well to make the magic happen and how his thoughts are thrown in from time to time for effect. Every character in the story is authentic and appealing. From the parents to Mrs. Herverty at the pool. Each character brings something to the story and leaves a piece of themselves in the readers memory. 

The scenes are well written without being overdone and paint the picture of this horrible day over and over. The end is a rich blend of storytelling and magic which leaves the reader not only impressed, but filled with wonderment. I love the two lives twist at the end. This author has so much talent and I have no doubt will be a big name one day. 

I would recommend this book to any 

I received a copy of this book free for review. All opinions are my own. 

About the author

Lady Jenniviere was like any other girl, until one day while tending her rose garden she came upon a bird with a broken wing. Speaking quietly to reassure the frightened bird, Lady Jenniviere wrapped him in the folds of her gown and carried the little bird inside where, using tape and popsicle sticks, she was able to set the broken wing. For the next month Lady Jenniviere and the little bird spent hours together in the garden. The little bird appeared calm and content so long as Lady Jenniviere was speaking. In an effort to reassure the bird, Lady Jenniviere told him stories. Some days she would read a favorite book. Other days she repeated nursery rhymes. Finally the time came when Lady Jenniviere ran out of stories to tell. She looked at the little bird and said, "Well, I am all out of stories. I wish I knew more, but I don't."

To her amazement the bird said, "You have been kind to me. Mending my wing, tending to me while I healed and telling me every story you knew. I will repay all you have done. I know where there is a magic ink well. If you retrieve the ink well, you will never run out of stories again." Once she retrieved the magic ink well, her feathered friend gave her a tail feather. He instructed Lady Jenniviere to use it as a quill. The moment she dipped the feather into the magic ink, it sprang to life. To her amazement the quill began writing its story on the blank pages lying on her antique desk. Lady Jenniviere loved the story and thanked the bird for his gift before he flew back to the forest on two healthy wings.

Soon, other birds heard of Lady Jenniviere's magic ink and brought her their tail feathers. Every quill revealed a different story--some scary, some happy and some just plain strange. Eventually, Lady Jenniviere had enough stories to begin sharing them with her friends. Books were bound and soon people everywhere were reading the tales the birds' feathers contained.

When Lady Jenniviere isn't visited by feathered friends, she spends her time with her family. She's married to her college sweetheart, Lord Mark of Tanglewood. They live in Texas and share their lives with three dogs and a talking parrot aptly named Story. In their spare time, Lord Mark and Lady Jenniviere enjoy traveling, philosophizing, remodeling their castle and meeting fans of Lady Jenniviere's Quill. Lady Jenniviere often visits her mother, Queen Debi of Hollytree. They are the best of friends and adore their time together.

Hey you yeah you!!!!!!

The battle of the wall

Do you hear that? It's the sound of a war raging in my house. This war has been escalating for a little over a month now and shows no sign of resolution. I'm not even sure the UN could find a solution to this problem. The issue? Who has ownership of which wall in the teen room. Like any other turf battle I'm not sure this will come to a conclusions without injuries.

 Back in October Sara hung up a few pictures of homecoming. That turned into her also hanging up a few pictures she drew that was it. A few things hanging high up in the corner of her room above her bed. Leanna then said well can I hang stuff too? Sara informed her that she could only hang stuff on her side of the room. This to Leanna meant I must cover every inch of my room with index cards with song lyrics, pictures she has drawn, and about 500 pictures of a boy band called 5 Seconds of Summer or something like that (To me they look like the boy band version of Green Day if you can picture that travesty.). Apparently, Sara is not a big fan of 5 Seconds of summer and thought she'd rip down one of Leanna's posters she peeled out of Teen Beat magazine. This then turned into a screaming fit from Leanna about how Sara had to buy her a new magazine and how she couldn't touch stuff on HER wall. Of course Sara just smiled and walked away (To this day said magazine has not been replaced).

Leanna wasn't letting that set back slow her down in her decorating turf war crusade. Every time she saves any money she buys another teen magazine and a roll of tape disappears. A few hours later Leanna emerges from their bedroom look victorious. No one in the house is exempt from being lured to take sides. I have to hear about it 20 times a day, but I stand my ground as Switzerland. Even the poor baby isn't exempt. When Sara had him in there she kept telling Leanna he was looking at her wall with disgust. Now if a 8 month old baby even understands disgust I'm not sure I think it was more a look of gas. Friends, family, and anyone else who happens to stumble through our front doors are drawn into this battle.

SIDES MUST BE TAKEN! So now my friends I ask you whose side do you take? Who is right in the battle of the wall? Neat and clean Sara who wants everything just right, or wallpapering decide. Save not only my sanity, but also the poor faces of Five seconds of summer before Sara tears them, colors on them, or finds 9000 other creative ways to ruin them all. Remember the facts: Sara said Leanna could do what she wanted with HER wall. Sara is a neat freak. They never agree on anything. Five seconds of summer is a freaky boy band. All Sara's pictures are of her posing with friends because Sara loves Sara.

                                                                 Leanna's wall

Sara's wall

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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I am giving away an ebook copy of Kibble Talk. This is a really great book for kids about 8- preteen. I loved this book so much. You can see my full review here.

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