The MyBaby Deep Sleep SoundSpa from HoMEDICS

MyBaby Deep Sleep SoundSpa from HoMEDICS

I have an upcoming baby shower and I love shopping for babies, don’t you? I enjoy giving 2 gifts to each prospective mommy, something sensible and something fun. I have the perfect sensible gift for the shower. It’s this MyBaby Deep Sleep SoundSpa from HoMEDICS. I’m very pleased with this sound machine. It has 2 kinds of sounds- Nature and White Noise. Nature sounds include ocean, heartbeat, and Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star – while white noise has sooth, mask, and calm. Sound can be tuned to your liking, and there is also a volume control. You can even opt to set a timer for 30, 60, or 90 minutes. Each of these options has it’s own button, which gives a small click when you press it, and a light shows next to the option.

 

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The sound quality is very good for such a small machine. It takes up practically no space so it will easily fit on a small shelf. It has a slot for batteries (not included) or you can plug it in. All in all, the MyBaby Deep Sleep SoundSpa from HoMEDICS is the perfect gift for a new mommy or even for those of us who have difficulty sleeping in a strange place with new sounds. Think dorm room or hotel!

 

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The MyBaby Deep Sleep SoundSpa from HoMEDICS is available online here:

MyBaby Deep Sleep SoundSpa

 

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Facing the Past by J. J. Cagney and Alexa Padgett

Facing the Past

Facing the Past by J. J. Cagney and Alexa Padgett

I’ve read a few books by these authors and this one doesn’t disappoint.

Danielle’s bigger brother Jonny was murdered when he was 7. Nobody ever figured out who killed him, or why. But now her mother is dying and her last wish is to share some information with Danielle. Information that she has to give to the Detective that was there when Jonny was found. With only 40 days until his retirement, now Chief Arlen Hardesty takes the call from Nancy and knows that there’s no way he can retire without putting this case, and a family’s anguish, to rest. But things aren’t all they seem. Her father, who left Nancy and Danielle, seems to have more to do with Jonny’s death than anyone suspects. And Danielle doesn’t know exactly what her mother’s journals might unearth. Was her father involved in his own son’s death? What exactly happened to Jonny? And will Chief Hardesty be able to solve the case before another child is murdered?

This book has a fantastic plot, spine-tingling twists, and realistic characters -all make this a great read!

Facing the Past can be found online at:

Facing the Past by J. J. Cagney and Alexa Padgett

 

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I was given a promotional copy of this book at no cost for the purpose of review.  My review is a reflection of my experience with the book. I received no compensation for this review and I am not required to give a positive review. I am not associated with the author in any way.

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Vegan Baked Alaska by P. D. Workman (Auntie Clem’s Bakery Book 9)

Vegan Baked Alaska

Vegan Baked Alaska by P. D. Workman (Auntie Clem’s Bakery Book 9)

Vegan Baked Alaska is the 9th installment in the Auntie Clem’s Bakery set. It’s a delightful set of books based on the life and misadventures of Erin Price who inherits her Auntie Clem’s estate, including her bakery. Feeling the need to settle down and grow some roots, Erin decides to reopen her Auntie’s bakery, making it a Gluten Free Bakery in honor of her late foster sister who passed away after not keeping to her gluten free diet.

In this installment, Erin has won 4 tickets on an Alaskan Cruise. She invites Val and her boyfriend Willie, and Terry, the local police officer that Erin has been seeing for some time. Because she has a knack for landing herself in the middle of murder, Erin is relieved to be able to get away for a while to relax. After all, as her friend Mary Lou says, “At least you won’t be stumbling over any bodies on an Alaskan cruise.” How wrong can one statement be? It takes Erin all of one evening to be thrust into yet another mystery. What ensues is nothing short of brilliant, as Ms Workman has again written a story with a twisting plot, colorful characters, and lots of opportunities to try to outguess what will happen next.

I have enjoyed this series tremendously and would suggest you check it out for yourself. Read one, read them all. If you are a diehard series book reader and have to read in order, go for it! That’s how I enjoy my books. But you are able to read these books as standalones, because they’re very reader friendly. Just make sure you don’t miss out!

Find Vegan Baked Alaska on Amazon here:

Vegan Baked Alaska by P. D. Workman (Auntie Clem’s Bakery Book 9)

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I was given a promotional copy of this book at no cost for the purpose of review.  My review is a reflection of my experience with the book. I received no compensation for this review and I am not required to give a positive review. I am not associated with the author in any way.

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VicTsing MM057 2.4G Wireless Mouse

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VicTsing MM057 2.4G Wireless Mouse

I do a lot of computing and most of it is on my laptop. I am absolutely lost without a mouse but I don’t have a lot of room or access to more plugs for a wired laptop, so I am using a VicTsing MM057 2.4G Wireless Mouse.

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There are some pros and cons to using a wireless mouse over a wired mouse, such as being tethered to a small working area over being able to move about and still be able to use your mouse. The VicTsing MM057 2.4G Wireless Mouse can be used at a distance of up to 50 feet. This would be perfect for a presentation. Also, you can take a wireless mouse anywhere and it doesn’t require having a connection to your computer or notebook. The drawback is that you need to use batteries, and sometimes, if there is a lot of Wifi use around you, you might not get as good of a signal for the mouse to work. I’ve not had any issues with this myself. I use a rechargeable AA battery in my mouse and it stays charged for several weeks before needing to be charged. I always have one on standby to use when the battery in the mouse loses its charge.
I found the mouse to move smoothly and it was also very comfortable in my hand, which is extremely important to me. It has a small indented area on the underside for the dongle to fit into while not in use or traveling.
The VicTsing MM057 2.4G Wireless Mouse is compatible with a number of different applications, such as Windows7/8/10/XP, Vista7/8 and Linux etc. and it will work with a desktop, laptop, PC, Macbook and other devices. It has an adjustable DPI rate of 800 to 2400.
I really like the touch and feel of the VicTsing MM057 2.4G Wireless Mouse and would give it a huge thumbs up.

The VicTsing MM057 2.4G Wireless Mouse can be purchased online here:

VicTsing MM057 2.4G Wireless Mouse

 

 

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Trail Truffles

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I’ve been looking for snacks that are healthier for me while still being satisfying to eat.  Some of the products out there are truly scary when you look at the ingredient list.  But not so with Trail Truffles. Trail Truffles are a delicious assortment of snacks made specifically for those who care about what they put into their bodies. These little jewels are plant based, no soy, dairy, refined sugars, grains, or preservatives, and Non-GMO. Did I mention they taste awesome? I got all four flavors and I loved them all! I especially liked the Coconut Macadamia flavored truffles. They all have a smooth truffle filling surrounded by a rich, chocolaty outer shell that’s been dusted with a tasty powder to keep them from melting or getting a sticky mess on your hand.

Trail Truffles 4 pack

Trail Truffles come in four luscious flavors:

  • Peanut Butter Cup
  • Mint Crème
  • Chocolate Hazelnut
  • Coconut Macadamia

 

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Trail Truffles have no hidden ingredients. They post their ingredient list on the ordering page for all to see. I like that. I also like that each truffle has 2 grams of energy-blasting protein. All packed into this tasty little ball. They’re vegan friendly, Paleo, Gluten free, and Dairy free.

Find Trail Truffles on Amazon here:

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Sour Cherry Turnover (Auntie Clem’s Bakery Book 7) by P.D. Workman

Sour Cherry Turnover

Sour Cherry Turnover by P.D. Workman

Sour Cherry Turnover by P.D. Workman is the 7th book in the Auntie Clem’s Bakery series. That being said, each book is totally able to be read as a standalone, but the characters have evolved over the course of the first 6 stories. It would be a shame to read one without first reading the others in order, in my opinion.

Erin Price is a delightful young woman who has made Bald Eagle Falls her new home. She inherited a house and bakery from her Auntie Clem and decided to reopen the bakery, making it Gluten Free after having lost a sister to an allergic reaction.

Now, after having learning she has a sister named Charlie, Erin is dismayed to find out Charlie has plans to reopen the only other bakery in town. But there’s always something afoot in Bald Eagle Falls, and you can bet Erin ends up right in the middle. Looking for one of her baking tools, Erin finds that it is missing and immediately remembers Charlie asking to use it. Angered by the fact that she had denied Charlie, citing the danger of cross contamination, Erin storms into the other bakery. She finds more than she expected and is placed in the uncomfortable position of having to defend herself again.
The characters in each of these books, along with the quaint little town as the backdrop to her stories, prove Ms. Workman to be adept at weaving a story worth taking the time to read and enjoy. This one does not disappoint.

Sour Cherry Turnover by P.D. Workman can be found at your favorite bookstore or online at major book outlets.

Keep a lookout for the next book in the Auntie Clem’s Bakery series, Apple-achian Treasure (Auntie Clem’s Bakery Book 8) by P.D. Workman.

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I was given a promotional copy of this book at no cost for the purpose of review. My review is a reflection of my experience with the book. I received no compensation for this review and I am not required to give a positive review. I am not associated with the author in any way.

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Samsonite Lite-Air DLX 25″ Expandable Spinner Suitcase, Created for Macy’s

Samsonite Lite-Air DLX 25" Expandable Spinner Suitcase, Created for Macy's

Samsonite Lite-Air DLX 25″ Expandable Spinner Suitcase, Created for Macy’s

The Samsonite Lite-Air DLX 25″ Expandable Spinner Suitcase is a new line of suitcases  created for Macy’s. I recently received this suitcase and wanted to share some of the features.

I love the design of this suitcase! It’s got 4 double wheels that turn 360 degrees for easier maneuvering on carpet or hard surfaces, not one but two zippered plastic lined compartments for storing wet items without ruining your other belongings, buckles that can be buckled on the sides while packing, then buckled together to keep your items secured  (no more embarrassment if your suitcase comes undone at the airport). It also is expandable for those of us who need that little extra bit of space after collecting souveniers. There is a handle at the side for carrying and one at the top that will expand to 2 heights for pulling behind you.  It can be partnered with other sized suitcases that will connect together with a sleeve so you don’t have to worry about your suitcases falling over each other as you navigate through a busy airport. There’s a great laptop sleeve on the front so it’s secured, although I wouldn’t recommend keeping it in there on a flight.

Samsonite Lite-Air DLX 25″ Expandable Spinner Suitcase interior

The color selection is Midnight black, Mercury Grey, or Mediterranean Blue- which I chose so that I could locate my suitcase easier while it’s on the carousel.

Samsonite has taken the time to really research what a good suitcase looks like and this is it! Well done!

The Samsonite Lite-Air DLX 25″ Expandable Spinner Suitcase was Created for Macy’s and can be found on their website here:

Samsonite Lite-Air DLX 25″ Expandable Spinner Suitcase, Created for Macy’s

 

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Ensure Rapid Hydration Electrolyte Powder

Ensure® Rapid Hydration Strawberry Chill Electrolyte Powder

Ensure® Rapid Hydration Strawberry Chill Electrolyte Powder

I spend a lot of time being thirsty. Not just thirsty… THIRSTY.  I take a couple of different meds that dehydrate me and it just seems like in no time my mouth feels like the Sahara Desert- dry as a bone. I have a prescription for a dry mouth spray and I always have a bottle of water on me. If I exercise, it’s really hard not to feel like I’m shriveling up for lack of liquid.

I found this Ensure Rapid Hydration Electrolyte Powder and thought I’d give it a try. There were 2 flavors to choose from- Berry Freeze and Strawberry Chill. I tried the Strawberry Chill. The directions on the packet said to mix it in a 16 ounce bottle of water until it is completely dissolved. I just dumped it in and then put the cap back on and gave it a little shake. It dissolved very quickly and was ready to drink.

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I found the flavor to be very similar to drinking liquid jello. It had a sweet strawberry flavor. The package said it tastes better when served cold and I would agree with that. I tried it both ways and I did drink a good portion of it at room temperature, but I preferred it cold. It also says to drink a couple of tablespoons, then wait a while before drinking more. I followed that suggestion and found that it worked very well for me. I felt refreshed and rehydrated very quickly. I could go back when I got thirsty and take a sip or two and it would again leave me feeling satisfied. I was very impressed with the results.

Ensure Rapid Hydration Electrolyte Powder is an excellent source of electrolytes, with both sodium (salt) and chloride. It also has prebiotics to support digestive health. All in this one little packet. And it’s only 50 calories! I look forward to trying the Berry Freeze next!

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Apple-achian Treasure (Auntie Clem’s Bakery Book 8) by P.D. Workman

Apple-achian Treasure

Apple-achian Treasure by P. D. Workman is the 8th book in the Auntie Clem’s Bakery Book series. Each of these books are able to be read as a standalone if desired, but they do contain details about the other books. I would suggest you read them in order to fully appreciate the wit and playful characters contained in each book. That being said, I loved this book and here’s what I have to say:

Erin and Charlie are new co-owner’s of Auntie Clem’s Bakery Version 2, so now there’s a new face to have to adjust to. Even so, Erin is surprised when Charlie isn’t available to help out. Seems ownership has paid its toll and Charlie can’t get up early enough to be of much help. Too polite to cause much issue, Erin finds a puzzle that looks like a clue to a treasure hunt and decides to try to solve it.

The clue draws unwanted attention and Erin finds herself trying to solve the clue before others find the treasure ahead of her. Asking for help from her friends, she soon gets more than she asked for…

Read a preview of this book by clicking on the link below and ordering it from your favorite vendor.

 

 

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I was given a promotional copy of this book at no cost for the purpose of review. My review is a reflection of my experience with the book. I received no compensation for this review and I am not required to give a positive review. I am not associated with the author in any way.

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An Artifact of Death (A Reverend Cici Gurule Mystery Book 3) by J. J. Cagney and Alexa Padgett

An Artifact of Death by Alexis Padgett

 

An Artifact of Death (A Reverend Cici Gurule Mystery Book 3)

This is the third book in the Reverend Cici Gurule Series. That being said, you could read this book as a standalone if you like, but there are references to the first two books. I would also recommend reading the first two books because, well, they’re just that darn good! On with the review. 
Cici Gurule is a reverend who seems to fall right into mysteries. Some might say it’s a knack. Others would consider it a curse. But either way, Cici is able to navigate around murder and mystery with a distinctly fresh point of view. You see, Cici has a guardian angel, her twin sister Anna Carmen, who lost her life in an earlier book and now sends messages to Cici in unique ways. Cici has decided she needs time to think about what direction she wants her life to go since the mystery of her sister’s death has been solved. She is unsure of her relationship with Sam and if it can even be defined as a relationship.
 So, when she is offered a new position in a new location, Cici decides she needs to go to the place she promised Anna Carmen they would visit- Chaco Cultural National Historical Park.
While she is sorting through her feelings, Cici overhears a conversation that sounds like someone is being kept against their will. Not only that, it sounds like they’re about to lose their life! Cici tries to get away without being discovered and….
That’s more than enough to get you started. I’m including a couple of links so you can get your own copy. But hurry because the price is low now, but it will be going up in a few days!

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I was given a promotional copy of this book at no cost for the purpose of review. My review is a reflection of my experience with the book. I received no compensation for this review and I am not required to give a positive review. I am not associated with the author in any way.

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