Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Short Story Review: Bobby by Scott Zavoda

I recently read the story Bobby, written by Scott Zavoda. This story is considered a Short Horror Story, and does contain some graphic details. Right from the beginning, the author captured my attention with his description of the scene. I begin to wonder about the wheelchair and the main characters flashbacks. Caring for his disabled brother, the main character endures many different emotions, while trying his best to give his brother a good life. The emotions become reflected in the reader, and it's an emotional roller-coaster ride.

A good read, this book is about 40 pages long. I would recommend this book to anyone looking to get lost in a sea of emotions, especially compassion for the characters involved.

If you're short on time like me, and want to read a story start to finish, pick up Bobby on Amazon.com, available in digital!!

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.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Florida has beautiful beaches, but awful humidity! Even in November!

I moved to the sunshine state of Florida when  I was just 19 years old, a freshly graduated, wide eyed youth looking for fun and adventure. While I did find some fun in the sun and sand, the humidity in South Florida during the summer months was miserable! It would be so high that unless you had your air conditioner blasting continuously, you we're sweaty and irritated.

When I went into a businesses, if the air wasn't cranking, I didn't even stay! The DMV, forget about it, always so stifling in there! Restaurants and shops lost my business if they were hot and stuffy, because if my clothes were sticking to me, I was uncomfortable! If I was uncomfortable, I wanted to leave. While I wouldn't mind spending some of the winter months in Florida, living there year round just wasn't my cup of tea. During  my stay in Venice, so many nice beach days were spent in front of my tiny little AC trying to staying cool. Eventually I decided to move back home to New York where the humidity is much more bearable. Even this time of year, the humidity in South Florida is still around 75%.

But while I was there, I noticed AC's were very affordable and the selection was great. Talk about supply and demand. Florida seems to know how to keep it's residents cool. I purchased a couple small air conditioners for my tiny apartment through a bargain store, and they let me breathe through the summer months. However, they didn't last, which makes me think most households in South Florida probably run commercial air conditioners, because they are more efficient and built to last longer. Seems to make sense to me. I use an industrial vacuum at my house, simply because I have 4 children, and I do not want to buy an new vacuum every few months. It's the same concept, but just a different appliance.

 New air conditioners in West Palm Beach can be purchased and installed through EDS Air Conditioning, a family owned company that provides comfort and quality commercial air conditioners to businesses and Floridians alike.  They offer free estimates, as well as Senior and Military Discounts!

If I ever move back to Florida and am in need of an Air Conditioners, I am going to call a company that is license and insured by the state, like EDS air conditioning.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

SlingGRIP get a better handle on your expensive devices

 slingGRIP review

I recently received a black SlingGRIP, which I immediately became excited about! My little ones love talking on the phone to their grandparents and I'm always worried about the phone getting dropped and having to purchase a new one. We have a Motorola Razr Maxx HD that is expensive (I won ours!) and I don't want to have to replace it should it break. The slingGRIP is great for giving you more freedom to text and walk the dog or eat ice cream!

The SlingGRIP is a product that is Made In the USA!

Also made with natural rubber elastic.
and recycled BPH Free plastic.
I put the slingGRIP on the phone as soon as it arrived, and to this very moment it is still stuck strong as ever. That's because it's made with 3M adhesive! It doesn't even seem loose or wiggly. I think it's going to last a long time. And we use it a lot, between family and business calls. The design is just one piece and super duper easy to apply! Just peel off the paper, line it up and stick it on! Press it down and it's stuck in seconds! (You can easily move it if you goof up, just be quick about it!)

I can totally see myself buying these very useful and practical gifts for my loved ones, especially the clumsier ones that are always shattering their screens! (you know who you are!!) I need a few more of these for my tablet, ipod and kindle, and I can even attack these to my kids expensive DS systems! That way I know they are safe as well.

One of the nicest features of the slingGRIP is that it's comfy and a one size fits all product. All members of the family can get a grip on this great product! The grip you get is tight, and my youngest uses it with the simplest of ease! I would definitely recommend this product to anyone and everyone.

It's available in 6 colors: Black, White, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, and Blue. Pick your favorite color or match to your your phone or purse!

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.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

check out private party island party accessories

I moustache you a question....

Where do you get your party supplies???
My girls were psyched when a "mystery box" arrived, and I let them spend some guessing it's contents. While none of my girls got close to what was inside, they were thrilled none the less when they saw it was finger lights and inflatable long balloons and instructions for making balloon animals. We started with the balloons, since it was dark enough to try the finger lights. We received these items from www.privateislandparty.com! The inflatable balloons were just as much fun for me as they were for my girls, and imtriedm2 sad attempts at flowers, finally giving up and making everyone the only gallon animal I'd ever learned to make, the doggie. You know, the hot dog doggie that's super easy and cute! I'd show pictures but they didn't last long!! My kids were having such a good time and bouncing around that they popped their dogs! you can try your hand at your own animals by buying the balloon kits here: http://privateislandparty.com/products/twisting-balloons-kit-9144/

Later that night, and after hearing "mom is it dark enough yet?" 9,000 times, we broke out the finger lights. We received enough to have all my girls wear 10 each. They couldn't wait to start pointing the bright colorful lights all over. They used them as nightlight by putting a few on their dresser knobs. They were able to light their rooms up and make shadow shapes and animals as well. They couldn't get enough of them, and all the girls asked to Jae them at the next birthday party/sleepover. As well entertained as they were, I'd be happy to! Not to mention the price! I was walking thru my grocery store earlier this week and I noticed the same type of finger lights with a price 1$/piece. The price is way less on this amazing site! http://privateislandparty.com/products/dozen-finger-lights-mix-colors-9023/

I urge you to check them out as I'm sure they will be a hit for your kids too! I know ill definitely be ordering from private island party for any party need, and much more!
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.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Tattoo Pill Review

I received a bottle of multi-vitamins for people with tattoos. My fiance has a ton of tattoos and is always getting more, so I started him right away on the vitamins. I read the instructions first, but they were easy to follow and in less than 5 minutes he took his first "tattoo multi-vitamin," designed to give your body top nutrients to heal your body after having tattoo work. At first I was a skeptic about the need for a special multi-vitamin, but then I learned how much stress tattooing can put on your body. You need the top vitamins and minerals to repair poked and prodded skin back to it's original condition. So, he gave it a try and I observed. He had a tattoo retouched late September, and he's been taking the pills for 3 weeks. His tattoo is completely healed and looks great! I would totally recommend getting these vitamins if you like to get inked a lot. They run about the same cost as regular vitamins, and they look much cooler on your counter top! 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.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Hugo The Happy Starfish #Kindle #Ebook #Review

What an adorable book for little ones! Teach them the wonderful qualities of perseverance and taking on challenges one bit at a time. I loved reading my littlest this great E-Book. It's called Hugo The Happy Starfish, and you'll be sure to fall in love with Hugo, just as K and I did.

I even had my 2nd graders read it aloud to eveyone, and we loved all the great pictures. My oldest even got into the fun and read it in different voices! We had such a great time being together and reading!

Hugo is a great family friendly story you'll want to read again and again! It's definitely not a story that gets old quick! We've read it about 30 times since receiving our digital copy.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Hugo the Happy Starfish to my kids, and will be ordering more fun stories to create a Hugo collection!! What's even better is that The book comes with a number of worksheets which are downloadable at no cost on their website. 

You can read more about the story and get your copy here: Hugo The Happy Starfish on Amazon

Check out their website as well!

I hope you'll check out this great story with a lesson for your little ones!

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.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Rent a timeshare and beat the no vacation home blues!

Search timeshare rentals with Redweek.com

Ooooh, how I dream of having a luxury vacation home on the beach to spend lazy days sipping fruity drinks with a good book. However, we can barely keep afloat in our regular home, with kids getting older but not cheaper. Cost of living is getting progressively higher, and families on a budget need to think outside the box for creative ways to save a buck.

One idea I've only recently thought about is timeshare rentals. The idea wasn't appealing to me before because I didn't understand what they were. I've been on the website www.redweek.com and have been learning about how affordable staying in a beach-y vacation home can be.

Redweek boasts over 1.5 Million Registered Users, and becoming a guest is free! Being a guest means you can search for timeshares and participate in the forum. It's super affordable to become a member! If you already have a time share, you can post your available timeshare for others to view!

Timeshares are the newest ways for families to take luxury vacations they might otherwise be able to afford. Some of the newest listings that have caught my eye have me island dreaming of a paradise in Hawaii, for the same/lower cost as a hotel and a lot more amenities. Check it out for yourself and see yourself somewhere sunnier!!!

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.