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If You Were Me and Lived In…Colonial America

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During the summer I struggle to get my 8 year old daughter to get in her 30 minutes daily reading time. When I received “If You Were Me and Lived In Colonial America” written by award winning author Carole P. Roman and illustrated by Sarah Wright, my daughter was excited to read it for her daily reading time. We sat down together with this book and both learned what it was like to live in Colonial America. Being a genealogy enthusiast I was excited to use this book to get my daughter more interested in her colonial ancestors. This book was very informative and I really liked how the author asked question in the story so that the reader would become more engaged and connected to what they were reading. I also loved that the book included information about important people in Colonial America and a glossary at the end of the book. I think this book would be an awesome edition to every child and elementary classroom library.

If you are interested in purchasing this book click on the link below:

If You Were Me and Lived In… Colonial America

Disclaimer: I received this product for free in exchange for my honest review.

 

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Summer!!

I am so happy to be back to doing something I love, product reviews! I took some time off so that I could focus on my education and family. I am off for the summer and looking forward to getting back to reviewing products and letting you know what is going on in my life.

Life has been a bit crazy but I am really looking forward to the next few months, a change in my major, my daughter starting 4th grade, my best friends wedding, and a trip to Disneyland, and of course trying out awesome new products!

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100% Pure Green Coffee Bean Extract Review


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Pure Green Coffee Bean Extract, provides safe and effective weight loss for all body types.

How Does It Work?

This product’s weight loss effects are not caused by caffeine. The key ingredient for weight loss in Green Coffee Bean Extract is called chlorogenic acid. Chlorogenic acids works by inhibiting the release of glucose into the body, while at the same time boosting your metabolism and burning fat in the liver. These two mechanisms work together to inhibit the absorption of fat and eliminate weight gain.

Chlorogenic Acid, which is an especially strong antioxidant. Antioxidants act as sponges that stop and sop up free radicals within the body, preventing them from causing oxidative damage.

Standardized to 50% Chlorogenic Acid – No added fillers or binders.

I have been using this product for about 3 weeks. So far I have noticed a slight increase in my weekly weight loss and I have also noticed a decrease in my appetite. I feel like I have more energy and overall I just feel better about myself. If you are looking for a product to included in a weight loss plan then give this one a try!

To learn more please visit: Product website

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Azure Naturals ULTIMATE RETINOL Anti Wrinkle Serum Review

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  • Azure Naturals provides high quality facial skincare and anti-aging products using natural and organic ingredients whenever possible. We are committed to delivering the finest skin care system and making sure that our clients are 100% satisfied with the results. Our customers are looking for better health and better skin and the solutions that we develop will always be designed around these elements. We appreciate those who are taking the journey with us to return to your youth.VITAMIN A WORKS! Retinol is one of the most effective ingredients for reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin A is proven to improve pigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, skin texture, skin tone, color, as well as increase your skins hydration levels. ULTIMATE RETINOL is the most advanced Retinol product currently available. We have designed a delivery system that allows very high strength 2.5% Retinol to be used around the eyes and even by people with sensitive skin.

    HOW DOES IT WORK? Cellular renewal happens continuously when we’re young, but as we age the skin’s ability to renew itself slows down. Retinol has a very small molecular structure that allows it to deeply penetrate your skin activating collagen and elastin. Applied at night ULTIMATE Retinol will increase your skin’s moisture, promoting cellular turnover and renewal.
    BUY WITH CONFIDENCE! Made in the USA With The Highest Quality Natural and Organic Ingredients Available: 97% Natural, 72% Organic. Contains No Alcohol, No Parabens, Plant Based, No GMO’s, Cruelty Free and Never Tested On Animals!
    HOW DO YOU RECEIVE OPTIMAL RESULTS? Start using in your late twenties or early thirties. Early use of Retinol can combat fine lines before they become apparent. If you don’t have prior experience using Retinol products start slowly and be consistent with your use. Apply a small amount every other day, after a couple of weeks you can begin applying more frequently as your skin adapts. Just like exercise, it is very important to use your skin care products consistently. If you do experience any irritation decrease usage for a few days and work your way back up after that.
    ONE YEAR MONEY BACK GUARANTEE! All Azure Naturals products are backed by our 365-day, 100% Hassle-Free, Money Back Guarantee. If you don’t absolutely love our ULTIMATE RETINOL Anti Wrinkle Serum we will give you a full refund, including shipping, no matter where you buy the product!

 

I tried this product and was very pleased with the result. I noticed a difference in my fine lines and wrinkles as well as my skins texture and tone after about 2 weeks of using the product every other day. I love the fact that it is made in the USA and they offer a one year money back guarantee! If you are looking for a skin care product that provides high quality and that really works then this product is for you!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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ThinkFun Shell Game Review

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Shell Game (Ages 8 to adult, MSRP: $19.99)
The goal is not to deceive, but rather to improve your memory and logic skills so that you can win. Getting a correct solution may seem like luck, but you’ll smile knowing that it’s a good dose of brain power!

My 6 year old daughter, 5 year old niece and 13 year old step-son all played this game. They had a blast trying to figure out all the puzzles. This game is great for older kids and really keeps kids entertained and challenges them. I love all of ThinkFuns games because are fun and make your children use their critical thinking skills.

If you want to learn more about this game please visit: Amazon link

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Adovia Exfoliating Facial Sea Salts


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Experience a More Radiant, Clear and Beautiful Skin with At-Home Microdermabrasion Exfoliating Treatment
100% Pure Dead Sea Salts Specially Finely Ground for Facial Use
Salts Infuse Skin with Dead Sea Minerals While Gently Exfoliating Dead Skin Cells
Perfect for Acne Prone and Oily Skin – Works Great When Mixed with a Cleanser, Soap or Mask for an Extra Exfoliating Effect.

The salts impart special minerals in the skin while stripping away dead cells to leave skin looking radiant, smooth and refreshed. Salts also naturally remove bacteria and excess oils, making them a great choice for oily skin types. To use, simply apply the exfoliating salts to a clean, wet face and massage gently.

I have very oily skin and I have tried many different skin products to help with my oily skin but nothing seemed to work until I this product. It leaves my soft and exfoliated. I noticed a difference after the first use, my skin was noticeably less oily and very radiant. If you have oily skin and are looking for a product that exfoliates and helps to control your oily skin then this is the product for you.

To learn more please visit: Amazon.com

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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AKVIS OilPaint Review

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AKVIS OilPaint is photo to painting software that creates oil paintings from photographs. The characteristic feature of the program is a unique algorithm of the artistic application of brush strokes that authentically reproduces the technique of the real brush.

Creating a painting in oil colors is long and complicated process. Usually it may take months. With this cutting-edge software you can become a painter and turn your photos into paintings in just a few minutes!

Even if you are not a professional painter you can create your own masterpiece! Just use AKVIS OilPaint to turn a regular photo into an oil painting.  The mysterious production of a painting happens right before your eyes. The program creates a work of art that looks like a handmade oil painting.

Personalize your work of art by adding a signature or a greeting! To make the painting even more realistic you can adjust the canvas.
The program offers a number of ready to use Presets that let you familiarize yourself with the features of the software. The Batch Processing support lets you automatically convert a series of images with the same settings.
Adjusting the density, texture, and thickness of the brush strokes, you can not only enhance the volume and get impressive effects, but also find your own painting style.

AKVIS OilPaint is available as a standalone program and as a Photoshop plugin.

This program is so cool!! I spent hours turning my photos into oil paintings. I love that I can make ordinary pictures in to extraordinary pieces of art!! I have been using this program to make pictures of my daughter for my parents as gifts. Think of all the awesome things you could do with this product! I will definitely be using this product to make photo gifts for my family this year . I also made some pictures of my daughter to hang in her bedroom. My daughter loves to see the pictures transform in front of her eyes. A must have for any art lover!!

TO BUY OR LEARN MORE VISIT: www.akvis.com
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Charlie the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Dancing Image Review


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An art print of a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel name Charlie from the book Charlie the Cavalier Begs for Attention.  The perfect print for your child’s bedroom or playroom! Very simple to print out and frame. My daughter loves it! Such a colorful and cheery print it is perfect for my daughter’s bedroom! A high-resolution 8×10″ jpeg file will be available for download immediately following purchase.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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PIMSLEUR FRENCH REVIEW


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Pimsleur French 1 makes learning French fun and easy! Listen in your car, on a plane, at the gym, basically anywhere! No books or software needed. From beginner French to a basic intermediate level in thirty, 30-minute Pimsleur French lessons – 16 hours of real-life speaking sessions on 16 French language learning audio CDs.  With Pimsleur you will:

• Initiate & hold real conversations
• Handle everyday situations – ask for information, directions, & give basic information about yourself
• Participate in casual conversations
• Avoid basic cultural errors & handle travel requirements
• Establish rapport with strangers in foreign countries
• Begin sounding out words with native-like pronunciation

I love this program! I have a 1 hour commute to work everyday and I love that I can learn French on my way to work. I never studied French in school but I have always wanted to learn, with Pimsleur French I can do it while I am going about my daily life. I also have my children do one lesson a day so that we can practice what we learned together. I highly recommend this program to anyone who wants to learn French fast and easy!

To learn more or purchase please visit: Pimsleur French Amazon Page

 
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Splashtags Review


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Splashtags are removable and re-usable decals that you put on smooth surfaced items.  Most commonly used on wine glasses, they are an alternative to wine charms that you put on the stem of a wine glass.  Unlike wire charms, you can use SplashTags on stemless glasses too.

Splashtags are designed to be fun and decorative but dignified enough to be used at adult parties.

Splashtags are sold by the sheet with 7 different sheet patterns available.

SplashTags are made in the USA!!

I entertain a lot and boy did these SplashTags come in handy!! I love the fact that you can use them on any kind of cup and even on plates! I love the variety of  designs and the fact that you can reuse them. Pair these with a bottle of wine and you have a great hostess gift. These reusable decals don’t leave any residue on your glasses and are the perfect way for you guest to keep track of their drinks.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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