8 Pack Anti Tip Furniture & TV Safety Straps from Safety Anchor


We’ve been trying to get into safety mode lately by making a bug out bag, stocking the house and cars with extra supplies in case of emergencies, and trying to foresee possible places where we could improve on safety in our home. We have quite large televisions and also cabinetry in our bedroom that I am concerned about in the event of an earthquake. We live in a fault zone and there is a distinct possibility that we could have a catastrophic quake in my lifetime. I found these anchors to be the right size and amount for what I needed and set out to give them a try. I found them to be very easy to install, using basic tools and taking only minutes to accomplish. Each Anchor Strap has enough hardware to secure both ends with mollys or regular screws as well as bolts for attaching to the back of a TV.


TV sets come equipped with predrilled holes specifically for this purpose and the directions show how to install on a wall or shelf unit, as well as how to attach furniture to a wall so that it won’t tip over. This is of extreme importance to me, as our bedroom set has tall cabinets that would prove to be deadly if they fell onto either of us while we were in bed. I have such a great peace of mind knowing that this simple fix not only ensures that our belongings are kept safe, but we are also safe as well. And, although we don’t have any little ones to worry about, these straps come in a set of 8, so there are plenty to strap dressers, etc. down so that children can’t tip them over on top of themselves.

Anchor Straps can be found on Amazon at:


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Unilever Sampling #16 From Crowdtap

I have been trying some new products in the past few weeks and I wanted to share what I found with you. I got the four following products:


I tried the shampoo out after going without shampooing my hair for a few days. I sprayed it into my hair from the bottom facing up into the scalp, then allowed it to set for a few minutes before combing it out. It looked much like it does when I shampoo it and felt fine. Of course, nothing feels quite the same as actually shampooing it, but this was very satisfactory and I plan on taking this shampoo with me when I go into the hospital later this month.


This was my first experience with TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist, Level 1 Texture. I had only tried their shampoo before, but I am very impressed with this hairspray. I love that this skinny little can hold enough hairspray to compare to a regular 11 ounce can! But it takes up far less space so it’s great for travelling. And I need something that will give me that extra hold when I’m on a cruise- this will work perfectly! A quick spritz of the microfine mist and I’m good to go!


I love this product! Degree Motion Sense Black and White Dry Spray goes on dry and stays dry. It doesn’t leave white marks on my clothes, which I love! This is that one thing that you need in your kit when you are getting ready for a night out and don’t want to risk ruining your look with deodorant streaks on your clothes. And the tropical scent is wonderful!


Degree Women Black + White Tropical Touch Antiperspirant Deodorant is an invisible solid deodorant like so many others. But this one doesn’t give you what others do- white marks on your clothes! I love being able to put on dark clothing without having to worry about streaks on either side. And what it does give is awesome- great coverage! It glides on smooth and keeps me dry and odor free for hours.


I received these products from Crowdtap for the purpose of review. These opinions are my own and not a reflection of the companies represented.



Unilever Sampling #15 From Crowdtap

I have been trying some new products in the past few weeks and I wanted to share what I found with you. I got the four following products:

Suave Professionals® Natural Smooth Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray

Suave Professionals® Natural Volume Mousse

Suave Professionals® Rose Oil Infusion Volumizing Shampoo

Suave Professionals® Rose Oil Infusion Volumizing Conditioner

Each of these products was tried on its own to see how well it worked. I found them to be very good products as a whole.

The Suave Professionals® Rose Oil Infusion Volumizing Shampoo was thick and rich and left my hair feeling clean and healthy. It had a sweet rose scent reminescent of my Grandma’s rose garden- not overwhelming, just soft and lovely.


I loved the Suave Professionals® Rose Oil Infusion Volumizing Conditioner as well. It only took a blob the size of a 50 cent piece to work through my hair, then I let it sit for about 5 minutes before rinsing it out. My hair was soft and manageable and had a slight rose scent afterwards. My husband noticed the scent and liked it.

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I tried the Suave Professionals® Natural Volume Mousse next. Or I should say my daughter tried it, as I don’t really “do my hair” per se. She washed her hair, then applied the mousse and scrunched her hair as usual. She liked the texture of her hair when she used the mousse. It didn’t leave her hair crunchy. I let her keep the mousse since she sampled it and she was happy about that!

I used the Suave Professionals® Natural Smooth Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray last. I love how fine the mist is with this hairspray. It doesn’t come out in little drops like other hairsprays, but in a real misty form. It made it easier to get it more uniform on my hair, which made it look more natural and it held all day. I really liked this product!

All of these products were great and I would recommend them to anyone who wants good quality products at a good price.


I received this #sampling of products from Unilever through Crowdtap. These were sent for the purpose of review and all opinions are my own, not a reflection of the companies involved.

Ronnie (Between the Cracks Volume 5) by P.D. Workman



This is the first book I have read in the series but I don’t feel like I have started in the middle of anything. I just thought I was reading a standalone book. It’s quite lengthy, which I personally like because I enjoy being able to continue to read a story when I am enjoying it. I have been very impressed with the author’s ability to draw me into the story.

Ronnie Coleman has disappeared, leaving no trace of her whereabouts. Her kids were found at a park, alone and cold, with no idea where their mother had gone. Her husband underwent a thorough questioning by police in case he had something to do with her disappearance.

Ronnie Plum has been missing for over 11 years, when her son spots her on the street. He calls the police because she doesn’t admit that she knows him. Where has she been and why did she run from her husband and kids?

Ronnie Simpson is a young girl who has suffered sexual assault at the hands of her father and then been removed from the home and placed in foster care. She is constantly under pressure to be a good girl and no trouble so that she could later be adopted by her foster parents. But it isn’t easy when there is so much to forget, so much not to remember. It couldn’t be true- her father would never hurt her. It had to be someone else, right? Her mother would never allow it, right? It’s all a big mistake.

This story was well written and heartbreaking. It’s the story of how easily a child can be manipulated over and over and still not understand how badly she’s been mistreated. How the very system that is supposed to keep children safe can fail them. And how the ones we trust the most can do the most horrific things to us and get away with it.

You can get a copy of Ronnie (Between the Cracks Book 5) at Amazon here:





Holidays Are Made Better With Montreal Baking Tools

15 Inch Disposable Bags

15 Inch Disposable Bags

A big part of my Holiday is cooking. I love making all of my family’s favorites for our Holiday get togethers. Everyone has something they want me to make. With all of those requests, I have to have good quality tools to work with. I tried a couple of really great tools this Thanksgiving from Montreal Baking. The first is the Industrial Strength 15 Inch Disposable Piping Bags. These are larger than most piping bags and come in a roll box of 100. They’re made from 100% food grade materials and I don’t know what the mil is but they are industrial grade and very strong. The roll is perforated so you have to carefully tear down the perforation to get them apart, then fill and go!


Montreal Baking Silicone Pastry Brush Set

Montreal Baking Silicone Pastry Brush Set


I can’t believe how easy these were to use. I am sold on them for sure! Whipped cream, frosting, you name it, these bags can handle it! And with 100 in each box, you’ll have plenty in stock! Pair these with their decorating tips and bag clip and you have all you need for professional looking cooking and cakes in no time!



Montreal Baking Silicone Pastry Brush Set

I also got a 2 pack Silicone Pastry Brush Set. This set includes a Large Black + Small Green Size pastry brush that is made from 100% food grade silicone that is HEAT RESISTANT UP TO 446⁰F / 230⁰C — Can withstand temperatures up to 446⁰F / 230⁰C. This makes these brushes excellent for use while cooking, barbequing, making candy, most any time you need to brush or baste food with sauce or liquids.


Montreal Baking Silicone Pastry Brush Set

Montreal Baking Silicone Pastry Brush Set


I love how well they brush without getting ruined like other types of brushes. It’s especially nice how easily they clean up after use! I find that a cool rinse with soapy water first gets most stuff off, then I can wash them in hot water or even toss them into the dishwasher. And having different colors makes it easy to designate one for savory, one for sweet. This is really a nice set at a great price!

Montreal Baking Silicone Pastry Brush Set can be found at Amazon here:


Montreal Baking 15 Inch Disposable Bags can be found at Amazon here:



I purchased this product at a discounted price or for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. My review is a reflection of my experience with the product. I received no compensation for this review and I am not required to give a positive review. I am not associated with the seller in any way.



Ozeri: Products You Can Count On!

I have been trying out some new products from Ozeri and I thought I’d share what I came up with here so you can see what I thought of them. Here’s what I found:

I’ve always wanted to try frothing my milk like a cappuccino so I got the Ozeri Deluxe Milk Frother and Whisk to try out. It’s a cute little stainless steel frother with 4 attachments for frothing, beating eggs, or mixing cocktails, etc. It will froth my kidlet’s cocoa in less than 20 seconds, leaving a creamy, luscious bubbly top of cocoa yumminess. I can even put some whipping cream in a small glass and whip it in seconds, then spoon it onto my drink. Oh, yeah! The Ozeri Deluxe Milk Frother and Whisk comes with a stand and 4 attachments, and works with 2 AA batteries. It can be used with any type of milk or liquid suitable for frothing. I am going to love using this on Thanksgiving!

My husband was diagnosed with cancer back in 2011 and has developed a habit of taking his blood pressure regularly ever since. His blood pressure monitor stopped working so I needed to get a new one. I got the CardioTech Pro Series Digital Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor from Ozeri and I am really impressed with it. We tried another wrist monitor and he was forever trying to get it to work, but it would say his wrist was either too high or too low to take the reading. It took 6 or 7 tries on average to get a reading. I was concerned that this might be an issue with these typed of monitors but the first time I took my blood pressure, it worked perfectly! There is a list of do’s and don’ts for best results but they are pretty straightforward. The blood pressure cuff fits on the wrist and is able to adjust from my tiny wrist to his pretty good sized wrist with no effort at all. It has a Velcro adjustment so you just place it on your wrist and adjust the Velcro, then you are good to go. Press the start button and it will automatically inflate and take the blood pressure in about 20 seconds. The reading is displayed in big numbers on the right side of the screen with the systolic and diastolic pressures, followed by the pulse rate, then the time. The CardioTech Pro Series Digital Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor from Ozeri will tell you if there is an irregular heartbeat or hypertension, and it also stores up to 180 blood pressure readings (up to 2 people at 90 readings each) along with dates and times for reference. This is a very handy blood pressure monitor and takes up very little space, takes 2 AAA batteries to operate and even has a hard plastic box to keep the monitor safe. I am impressed!

I’ve been looking for a new bathroom scale for a long time. My old scale works but it looks so old fashioned in my bathroom. I just wanted to update the look and get something that would be even more accurate. The Ozeri ProMax Digital Bath Scale looked to be the perfect fit for me. With the ability to weigh up to 500 pounds, I can weigh myself AND my dog with no issue whatsoever. It works in either pounds or kilograms and is precise down to 0.2 lb. or 0.1 kg. The Ozeri ProMax Digital Bath Scale uses 4 AAA batteries and has a blue backlight LCD screen that is large and easy to read in light or dark conditions. It displays the weight quickly, then shuts off after about 30 seconds, so it conserves battery life. I am very happy with this scale and would definitely recommend it!

Ozeri products can be found on Amazon at the following links:

Ozeri Deluxe Milk Frother and Whisk:


Ozeri CardioTech Pro Series Digital Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor:


Ozeri ProMax Digital Bath Scale:


I purchased this product at a discounted price or for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. My review is a reflection of my experience with the product. I received no compensation for this review and I am not required to give a positive review. I am not associated with the seller in any way.


When Did Everybody Else Get So Old?: Indignities, Compromises, and the Unexpected Grace of Midlife by Jennifer Grant

when did everybody

When Did Everybody Else Get So Old?: Indignities, Compromises, and the Unexpected Grace of Midlife by Jennifer Grant is a poignant, tongue in cheek set of stories commemorating the sudden realization that time has indeed flown by and midlife has entered in, with all its glorious infirmities and losses of body and mind function. When exactly did that happen? I found myself nodding in agreement over and over as if Ms. Grant were telling me my story. This book is so relatable that most will easily be able to find humor, tears, and wonder in many of the stories.

Java Factory Trick and Treat Pumpkin Marshmallow Flavored K-Cup Coffee


Java Factory has such a great selection of regular coffees, but I especially love their seasonal coffees. One such coffee is their Trick and Treat Pumpkin Marshmallow Flavored K-Cup Coffee.

This is a wonderfully complex coffee, with hints of warm pumpkin spices and lovely marshmallow flavor. It isn’t sweet like candy- just gently flavored enough to give you that warm happy feeling that so many of Java Factory’s coffees give. Add some sugar and whipped cream and you’ll swear you just paid the big bucks at a fancy coffee shop. I love to spoil my kids and make them a special coffee like this. They feel pampered and I save a good chunk of change plus I don’t have to leave the house.


Java Factory makes their coffee so that each cup brews to perfection, using 100% pure Arabica beans. Their filter system offers more taste per cup.  They are compatible with Keurig K-Cup brewers, including 2.0 brewers, as well as many off brand brewers. And Java Factory’s Trick and Treat Pumpkin and Marshmallow Flavored Coffee can be purchased in either a 24 or 40 count box. 

I fell in love with this coffee and I can hardly wait for Fall now, so that I can have an excuse to brew a cup (or two) of this wonderful coffee. Join me?

Java Factory Trick or Treat 5

Java Factory’s Trick and Treat Pumpkin and Marshmallow Flavored Coffee as well as many other flavors can be found online at:


Connect with Java Factory on social media here:




Amazon Linkhttp://bit.ly/JavaFactoryShop


I purchased this product at a discounted price or for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. My review is a reflection of my experience with the product. I received no compensation for this review and I am not required to give a positive review. I am not associated with the seller in any way.


Gluten Free Murder by PD Workman



Gluten Free


In Gluten Free Murder by PD Workman, Erin Price moves to the quaint little town of Bald Eagle Falls to open a gluten free bakery after her Aunt Clementine passes away and leaves her home and tea shop to Erin, her only surviving relative. But chaos soon prevails when Erin finds out that the residents of Bald Eagle Falls don’t think kindly of newcomers trying to edge out their local bakery owner, Angela Plaint. And it seems like someone has been trying to put the spook into Erin by making it seem like the old tea shop has a ghost. When opening day for the new bakery comes, vinegary Angela Plaint stops by to check out the competition. Soon after, her body is found in the basement. Sure, she was deathly allergic to flour and nuts, but Erin doesn’t sell anything with those in it. So how did she die? Was it an accident or murder? And since Erin is the newest member of the town, she’s the first one on everyone’s tongue. Or is she in danger, too? This book has plenty of twisty turns and spooky secrets galore. This was my first book by this author and I’ll be back for more!


I purchased this product at a discounted price or for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. My review is a reflection of my experience with the product. I received no compensation for this review and I am not required to give a positive review. I am not associated with the seller in any way.


Matt Redman’s newest release Glory Song plus a giveaway- U.S. only


I’m always looking for the newest, freshest music to worship and praise God. Today it comes by way of Matt Redman’s newest release, Glory Road. This is a much awaited CD by two-time Grammy winner and popular praise and worship singer and songwriter of  10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord), which was also later certified RIAA gold, named ASCAP’s Christian Music Song of the Year and Billboard’s Top Christian Song.

There’s good reason why Matt Redman has been so successful in his musical career. He pours his heart out in musical form. His music is rich in testament, and flows easily- with great instrumentals and vocalists that harmonize well, each song is an opportunity to give praise and lift up the Lord. Most of his music is what I would call a love letter to God. It’s what I imagine when I think of David singing his love songs to God as he danced in the streets. The emotions are clear and real. Some songs are quiet and reflective, others are more uplifting in spirit. Each song brings its own special message to the table.

Mr. Redman’s music has been recorded by Chris Tomlin, Michael W. Smith, Israel Houghton, Jeremy Camp, Jesus Culture, Passion and many more. He has hit the #1 slot on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums chart numerous times, including Your Grace Finds Me in 2013, and Unbroken Praise in 2015. He continues to balance his musical career with being an active worship leader for the Passion conferences around the world.

About the album:
Matt Redman teamed up with several of his worship-artist friends for this album, first releasing the track “Gracefully Broken (feat. Tasha Cobbs Leonard).” Tasha Cobbs Leonard also released her own version of this song on the same day! The album also features Kierra Sheard, Guvna B, Madison Cunningham, and Kim Walker-Smith.

Social Corner:

Gracefully Broken Top Of The Tower Live Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__haUJns_b8

Gracefully Broken (Lyric Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJNR0lxbIP4

Gracefully Broken (Song Story): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LeKJYkhIo8

Buy Link: http://capcmg.me/GlorySong?IQid=flyby

#GlorySong  #FlyBy



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