Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Purex with Clorox

(Disclosure:  I received a free sample of this detergent to facilitate my review.  All opinions shared are my own.)

We are a family of 5.  That means that there is a mountain of laundry to do on a daily basis.  We go through a lot of detergent so it is best to get quality detergent at reasonable prices.  Which is why my go to detergent is always Purex.  Now Purex has a new product which includes Clorox.  Amazing!  My three sons all play little league baseball so we have a separate laundry basket for those clay and grass filled uniforms.  This detergent worked great on their uniforms.  There uniforms look and smell clean.  I also used it on my towels load.  You know, the musky smelling towels that are hard the get the scent out.  This detergent made these towels smell nice and fresh.  Great detergent for all of your needs.  You don't need to spend a fortune on getting great looking clothes.  You can get this detergent at your local store for less than $6.

Mother & Son: The Respect Effect

(Disclosure:  I received this book in order to facilitate my review.  All opinions are my own)

I have three sons.  They range in ages of 8-11.  That is a lot of testosterone in my home.  We have our battles.  Daily it seems.  Sometimes it is so overwhelming dealing with all the different issues we have to deal with having all boys.  Each one of my boys are unique in their own way and it is amazing to see the differences each one of them have, but one thing they all have in common is that they need respect.  While reading the book Mother & Son: The Respect Effect, I have cried and thought to myself, "man I need to be a better mom".  This book has made me think about the interactions I have which each of the boys, together and individually.  It really has opened my eyes.  Dr. Emerson Eggerichs really nails it in this book.  I loved reading his previous Love and Respect book so I knew that this would be amazing, and it didn't disappoint.  My favorite thing about this book is that it includes real life stories from moms and sons.  Those true stories really inspired me and helped me realize that I am not alone in this journey.  If you have a son, this book is a definite read!

About this book:

A new book from W Publishing Group/Harper Collins asks you to consider the all-important mother/son relationship in a new way: respect, as in the mother should respect the son.

Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, author of Love and Respect-a landmark book that transformed millions of marital relationships-is launching his latest book, Mother & Son: The Respect Effect.  In this book Dr. Eggerichs proposes that while showing love is important to a son, showing him respect is key to his heart, and what will transform the mother/son relationship.  Of course, to a lot of people, that will sound backwards-shouldn't it start with the son respecting the mother??
Since the importance of the mother/son relationship crosses all age/race/religion barriers, this is a topic applicable to all-regardless if they agree or disagree with Dr. Eggerichs' method.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Rust-Proof BBQ Brush from Cave Tools

(Disclosure:  I received the following item in return for my honest feedback.  All opinions shared are my own.)

My husband loves to grill, and my sons and I love to eat grilled chicken.  It's a win-win situation.   My husband has gone through a couple of grill brushes to keep our rack clean.  Those brushes have either broken or rusted.  I think I have finally found a great solution that I want to share with y'all.  Cave Tools has the Rust-Proof Stainless Steel Grill Brush right now for $12.99.  When I received this brush, I liked how sturdy and durable it felt in my hands.  It was pretty solid and heavy.  I actually accidentally dropped it outside before getting to my grill and it did not break.  Impressed with that!  I got to work on our grill rack.  As you can see it was left a little bit dirty from our last bbq meal.  I started using this brush, by pressing down hard but quickly realized that this brush works with very little force, which was great because my arms didn't get tired.  It took me maybe 5 minutes tops to get both sides of the rack cleaned up.  After cleaning it, it looks nice and ready to be used again. (Hint, hint to my husband). This brush claims to be rust-proof.  I had to test that theory out.  I hung on the grill and left it out.  It has rained quite a few times since then and it still looks brand new with no sign of rust.  I am really impressed with this brush for sure!  With summer bbq's coming up, this brush will get a lot of usage! 

Before cleaning

After cleaning

You know, Father's Day is coming up.  You can get this brush for your husband, brother, dad, uncle or all of them.  It would make a perfect gift!

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8 Simple Tools for Raising Great Kids

(Disclosure:  I received this book for free in return for my honest opinion.  All thoughts shared here are my own.)

Sometimes, I feel like I am the world's worse mom.  Other days I feel like I am totally rocking this mom stuff.  I know that it is natural for feel like both.  I love reading parenting books to help me feel like I rock this stuff more than I fail.  8 Simple Tools for Raising Great Kids is a fabulous resource that every mom, or even dad, should be reading.  The chapters are short but are too the point.  While some of the tips may seem like obvious tips, I found myself saying "I need to work on this".  This book was an easy read for me and it got me thinking about how I am raising my kids and even how I was raised and how things could have been different if my parents did some of the tips in this book.  I will be passing this book onto another family so that they can grow together and become a happy home!  I love the summary of Tips at the end of the book which helps sum up what you read in the book!  At the end of the book it mentioned an assessment you could take of your parenting style.  I took the assessments and not only did it give me my results but it also gave more tips on what I should work on!  

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About the book:

"I love my child, but parenting is hard."

Whether you find parroting intuitive or impossible, we could all use a hand here and there.  Let child psychologist and father Todd Cartmell walk you through the nuts and bolts of healthy, effective parenting.  Using examples from his home and 20 years of professional practice, Todd gives 8 essential and practical tools to help you:
  • Maintain a healthy relationship with your child
  • Develop a nurturing home culture
  • Correct behavior in lasting ways

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016


(Disclosure:  I received the following item for free in order to facilitate my review.  All opinions are my own.)

My boys have seen the Magformers in the stores when we go and they always ask, "Mom, can we get those?"  These Magformers looked amazingly fun.  When I got the opportunity to review these, I did not tell my kids we were getting these.  When they arrived, my kids screamed, "Yes!"  They have played with these every day ever since.  They make their own creations as well as using the book that has some instructions on how to make some different creations.  

About Magformers:

Magformers is the industry leader in magnetic building toys for children.  We believe it is vital for children to develop through creativity and our patented, 'always attracting' magnetic technology delivers a unique constructional play experience.  It is Magformers commitment to providing a high quality, reliable product that inspires the creators of the future.  Create 3D structures from 2D nets with Magformers new 26pc Neon set.  Containing Neon colored squares and triangles that are ideal for little fingers to hold, the 26 pc is the perfect toy for building the 'magic ball', houses, towers, and much more!  See what your imagination will create.  Each geometric shape contains magnets that never reject, so you'll always hare the Magformers click.  When playtime is over, use the magnetic power to simply stack and store!

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Jesus: Listening For His Voice

(Disclosure:  I received this book in order to review.  All opinions are my own.)

If you are looking for a simple, yet detailed Bible study, then this study is for you.  Jesus: Listening for His Voice is the perfect study that walks you through Mark 7-15.  This study has all the instructions to help you look in your own Bible and read and learn about Jesus.  It gives you tips on what to underline, highlight, write, and more.  This is a 6 week study if you do it with a group or you can read through it in your own timing by yourself.  This is the 2nd study I have done in the 40 minute study series and I can't wait to get my next one.

About this study:
Although the touch of Jesus holds the power to heal and transform, only those who believe, find their lives truly changed.  kay Arthur's 6 week inductive study, Jesus: Listening for His Voice, examines the Gospel of Mark, chapters 7-13 to discover not only what Jesus did, but also what he said.  Experience for yourself the freedom and the power that comes from knowing truth and live accordingly.  Part of the 40 Minute Bible Study Series.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Under the Sea Holy Bible

(Disclosure:  I received this book free in order to facilitate my review.  All opinions shared are my own.)

Under the Sea Holy Bible is probably the cutest Bible I have ever seen.  It is perfect for young kids.  The cover is absolutely adorable and there are a few cute informative pictures throughout this Bible.  The print is large enough for kids to read easily but not too large.  I think the level of reader ability is geared towards 7-10 year olds.  Older children should be able to read very easily.   Younger children might need a helper. This Bible will make a great gift for a child who needs a Bible, but wants one with kids in mind.  My kids love the front cover where there is some texture to some of the characters.

About the Bible:

The Under the Sea Holy Bible, NIrV is a perfect gift for children 6-10 years of age.  Themes of underwater fun and sparkling fish grace the interior of this wonderful children's Bible.  The outside is covered in foil and sparkle.  The interior has color inserts featuring whimsical underwater scenes of God's care and love for each of us and all of creation.

Purchase this Bible at the following places:

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