Saturday, August 20, 2011

The Grace Card DVD

I was privileged to get to watch a copy of The Grace Card before it hits the store shelves. This is a truly inspiring movie. Talented line up of actors includes Michael Joiner, Michael Higgenbottom and Louis Gossett, Jr

Movie Summery:
 Everything can change in an instant … and take a lifetime to unravel. When Mac McDonald loses his son in an accident, the ensuing 17 years of bitterness and pain erodes his love for his family and leaves him angry with God … and just about everyone else. Mac’s rage stonewalls his career in the police department and makes for a combustible situation when he’s partnered with Sam Wright, a rising star on the force—who happens to be a part-time pastor and a loving family man.

Can they somehow join forces to help one another when it’s impossible for either of them to look past their differences—especially the most obvious one? Every day, we have the opportunity to rebuild relationships and heal deep wounds by extending and receiving God’s grace. Offer THE GRACE CARD … and never underestimate the power of God’s love.

"The Grace Card" Trailer:

I love this movie. The music  includes some of my favorites, I'm sure you will love it too. It is a roller coaster ride for the emotions that may just change your life. Many times we don't realize that the grace we show others makes an amazing difference not only in their lives, but ours as well. The Grace Card is a wonderful DVD for church events as well. Click here for ministry resources and licensing info.

"For it is by Grace that we have been saved" Ephesians 2:8
 Want to keep up with "The Grace Card" You can like em on Facebook and follow em on Twitter.

Ready to buy "The Grace Card"? It comes out on DVD AUGUST 16 so mark your calendars.

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Erin Baker's Wholesome Baked Goods

 Erin Baker's Wholesome Baked Goods sent over some of their great Breakfast Cookies, granola and Brownie bites fr review. These are a fantastic way to start the day. Check out the great items I was able to try.

 Banana Walnut

  This breakfast cookie is moist and chewy. You can feeel the whole grains in every bite. Very filling with the flavor of walnuts and bananas.

A favorite for everyone here at the bakery! We use fresh banana puree, premium walnuts and whole grain oats to create this cookie which tastes a lot like banana bread, especially if you toast it!

 Chocolate Chunk Raisin

 Whole grain goodness surrounds raisins and chocolate bits. Nutritious and satisfying.

A healthy classic! A healthy twist on a serious classic. Pairing Belgian chocolate chunks and juicy raisins makes for a rich and delicious Breakfast Cookie.


Fruit and Nut Minis

Texture is like a soft oatmeal cookie with a hint of spice. Has a lovely fruity aftertaste.

Perfect snack-size!
We made our original and most popular flavor into the perfect snack-size cookie. Full of dried apricots, plump California raisins, and premium walnuts, along with whole grain oats, they are perfect in your kids' lunch box or desk drawer for the afternoon munchies.

Double Chocolate Chunk Breakfast Mini

Tastes like a brownie with a wonderful whole grain texture. Moist cookie with a chocolaty aftertaste.

Our most requested flavor now in mini size!
If you dream of having chocolate for breakfast . . . this is your cookie. Loaded with whole grain oats, unsweetened cocoa and Belgian chocolate chunks, it's totally legal, we promise! 

 Homestyle Fruit and Nut Granola

Chewy and really delicious. I love the combination of flavors. Very Tasty. This is my favorite product from Erin Baker's

Loaded with fruit and nuts!
This Granola eats like a trail mix, loaded with walnut halves, plump cranberries and raisins with a hint of honey and toasted coconut. The fresh-baked quality adds to the delicious experience.

Erin Baker's sells products in these great categories:

Original Breakfast Cookies
Homestyle Granola
Ultra Protein Granola
Breakfast Cookie Minis
Brownie Bites
Gifts and Special Offers
Get the Gear
Gift Certificates

Want to keep up with Erin Baker's Wholesome Baked Goods? You can like em on Facebook and follow em on Twitter

Ready to buy? Head on over to Erin Baker's and get ya some of these great breakfast options.

Hapari Swimwear

 Hapari Swimwear let me choose $85 worth of products for review. I choose a bikini top and bottom swimsuit and a bottle of Maui Babe Browning Lotion from their amazing selection of modest swimwear
 Hapari sells beautiful tankinis, one pieces. bikinis and bottoms etc...that you can feel good about wearing.  The suit I chose  is very elegant. It came in two separate pieces. I think this is great because let's face it we don't all fit in the same size top as bottom. Hapari has a great swimsuit sizing chart. I used it and received the perfect size for me first try. Yeah.

Black Twist Bikini What I like best about this top is that you feel the girls are going to stay put while you are wearing it. One reason I don't dive anymore is memories of losing bikini tops in the past. This one feels like it would stay on.

 I also like that the hook and adjusters on the straps are silver. This makes the suit look high end.

What a classy bikini top this is! Elegant black shows off the stylish “twist” feature of this full-coverage bikini. With cross-over accent at the front and plenty of comfort and support, this is sure to be a must-have element of your modest swimwear wardrobe. Try mixing and matching with any of our colorful swimwear bottoms for a new 'twist' on traditional black! (bottoms sold separately). 


Tummy Tuk Black Bottom covers those little imperfections we sometimes get becoming Moms. I love the attention to detail with Hapari Swimwear. There is decorative stitching on the top and bottom of my bikini I think it  is a very beautiful touch. They really make the swimsuit look super classy.

Try the Tummy Tuk technology! These swimsuit bottoms rest at natural waist, helping you keep your shape without binding or pinching. Smooth black will match all your Hapari swimsuit tops.



Maui Babe Browning Lotion - this stuff is great. I like that you can actually use it with a sunscreen. This way you brown but don't burn. Smells pretty darn good. Like a cup of caramel coffee. The lotion itself is a coppery color, but is not a stain or self tanner. It imply accelerates the sun's natural tanning ability.

Goes on easily. It's not greasy but does leave a lovely glow to your skin when applied. This is one that will keep your skin moisturized while you are browning. Love that it accelerates getting color. This way you can get that sun kissed look with out having to stay in the sun all day.

Maui Babe Browning Lotion Old family formula of natural Hawaiian ingredients with aloe, which prevents burning. Other ingredients promote deep, dark, long lasting tan with just a short
time in the sun. An amazing tanning accelerant. Excellent in tanning beds. Can be used with all sunscreens.

Hapari sells items in these great categories:
Womens Swimwear
Womens Clothing
Junior Girls Swimwear
Plus Size Swimwear
Mens and Juniors Swimwear
Junior Boys Swimwear
Mastectomy Swimwear
Tanning Products
Gift Certificates
Want to keep up with all things Hapari? You can Like em on Facebook, follow em on Twitter, and subscribe to their newsletter.
Ready to buy? Head on over to Hapari and get yourself one of these awesome swimsuits.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Fresh Wave

 Fresh Wave sent over some of their great products for review. I hate things that don't smell good. Fresh Wave has so many options to get rid of anything that is not pleasing to your nose.


Fresh Wash -Laundry Wash is made to get those really hard to get rid of odors out of your fabrics. Stubborn smells like gym clothes, smelly socks etc... are no match for Fresh Wash Laundry Wash. Leaves clothes smelling odor free and fresh. This additive can be used even in front load washers.

Product Description

Natural odor eliminating Fresh Wave Fresh Wash in a 24 oz size can be added to laundry loads to destroy odor. Safe to use around people and pets.

Stinky Dorm Kit (2-pack) - comes with a large jar of Odor Eliminator Crystals. This is an easy way to freshen any dorm room or other smelly place. Simply unscrew the lid. Remove the foil lining. Put the lid back on and place anywhere that needs freshening. Has the aroma of strong pine. Sure to battle any odor you can find.

Dorm kit also comes wit a handy spray bottle of the same fresh scent. All Natural Odor Neutralizing Spray can be used on problem areas like trash cans, laundry hampers etc... It does say if you are going to use near fine silks to test first.

Product Description

Who says school has to stink?
The Fresh Wave Stinky Dorm Kit ensures your living space will always receive a passing grade. Use it anywhere or on anything (even your roommate) that could use a good, non-toxic deodorizing.

Natural odor eliminating Fresh Wave Stinky Dorm Kit includes one Fresh Wave 16 oz. Crystal Gel and one Fresh Wave 8 oz. Spray for total dorm de-stinkification.

Want to keep up with all things Fresh Wave? You can like em on Facebook sign up for their newsletter and follow em on Twitter.

Ready to buy? Head on over to Fresh Wave and get ya some of these great products.

Mat Kearney Young Love

 Mat Kearney is a wonderful music artist with an eclectic sound mix ofhip hop and easy listening. Fantastic beats that will keep you tapping your feet. Really good easy to learn lyrics so you can sing along. Great music for the entire family. Generations of music lovers are going to love Mat Kearney Young Love.

The album landed at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 and #1 on the Top Digital Albums Chart during it's first week!

With a summery sense of soul and massive melodies, Mat creates pop you can dance and sing along to and
the summer of Young Love shows no signs of ending! 

Critics continue to buzz about Young Love! Entertainment Weekly describes the album as "earnest folk-pop ditties, riding a sunny hip-hop beat", while USA TODAY declares, "Kearney's lilting hit Hey Mama, written for his wife of a little more than a year, only scratches the surface of this excellent album from the Nashville singer/songwriter".

Be sure to check out the album's first single "Hey Mama" and "Ships in the Night" which took the #2 and #3 spots on the iTunes Rock Chart.  

Young Love Tracklisting
1 Hey Mama
2 Ships In The Night
3 Count On Me

4 Sooner Or Later

5 Chasing The Light

6 Learning To Love Again

7 Down

8 She Got The Honey

9 Young Dumb And In Love

10 Rochester
11 Seventeen
Mat on Tour This Fall

Mat is hitting the road in September playing nearly 40 shows in US & Canada.  Tickets on sale now.

Want to keep up with Mat Kearney? You can like him on Facebook.

 Ready to buy? Mat's album hit stores recently. Click here if you want to get Mat Kearney on I tunes

I received a CD of Mat Kearney from One 2 One network for my review.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Fagor America

  Fagor America sent over one of their awesome home canning setups for us to test out. The Duo 9 Piece Pressure Canning Set comes fully equipped with almost everything you need for pressure canning.You just supply the food and jars to put it in.

 Pressure canning is the only safe method of preserving low acid foods. These include anything with a ph lower than 4.6  Proper canning methods ensure not only the quality, but the safety of your canned goods as well. Foods lower than 4.6 on the ph scale include items such as seafood beef and poultry as well as many green vegetables.

Duo Pressure Cooker
 The Duo Pressure Cooker itself is made of 18/10 stainless steel with an aluminum sandwich bottom for even heat distribution. This is really important when canning. There is a triple safty mechanism to prevent problems associated with excess pressure build up.

 I love the second handle opposite the ergonomic closing handles for ease in moving the cooker when it is full. Sometimes they can get heavy. Always read and follow the manufacturer's instruction manual carefully before using any pressurized cooking device to avoid injury.


Just look what all Fagor America has included in the All in One Canning Solution!

  • Available at and Bed Bath and Beyond.
  • Includes: Duo 10 quart 18/10 Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker/Canner. Can be used for both pressure cooking & pressure canning.
  • Home Canning Cookbook with recipes
  • Canning Rack
  • Stainless Steel Funnel
  • Stainless Steel Ladle
  • Jar Lifter
  • Jar Wrench
  • Bubble Freer
  • Magnetic Lid Lifter
  • Works on all domestic cooking surfaces: gas, electric, ceramic & induction
  • Instructional DVD
  • User’s Manual
  • Pressure Cooking Booklet with Recipes
This all-in-one set includes the tools, instructions and recipes necessary in order to begin pressure cooking & canning at home. Glass jars sold separately.

I love that Fagor America has included recipes for canning . What is even cooler is these recipes are available in Spanish in the second half of the book.
 The second cookbook is full of more than 50 recipes for the pressure cooker itself. There are sections throughout the book to add notes. This is great for jotting down any changes you may wish to make so the recipes suit your families tastes.

Pears Stewed in Sweet Red Wine
Recipes include:

Lemon Chicken Sauce
Beef Bourguignon
Piquant Shrimp
French Onion Soup
and so many more

 Fagor America sells items in these great categories:

 Want to keep up with all thing Fagor America? You can like em on Facebook, like em on Twitter, sign up for their newsletter and subscribe to their YouTube.

Ready to buy? Head on over to the Fagor America store locator to find where you can get ya some of these great products. They even have a promotions page you can check out.

Attention Brides: Fagor America has a Bridal Registry . Click the link to find out more.


  Tired of paying your hard earned money for fresh produce only to throw it away because it goes bad in your fridge. I know I am.  Bluapple can help. Bluapple sent me a couple of their wonderful Bluapples for review.

How does it work?
ethylene gas is given off by all living plants -- When you buy fruit and vegetables and store them in your refrigerator ethylene gas builds up, and because fruits and vegetables are still living, they begin to quickly ripen as a result.   This is a major reason we all throw out so much spoiled produce!

Bluapple is based on technology that has been used in ships, warehouses and trucks for many years to absorb and neutralize the ethylene gas buildup.  the Bluapple does not release any gas or chemical at all, but only acts as an ethylene gas super-flypaper, constantly removing this harmful gas from your produce storage area.  The Bluapple is not a "magic" pill, but a scientific, essential part of keeping produce fresh.   When produce was cheap, no one cared, but as prices have risen, it became apparent that a very beneficial product for the home could make a huge difference.

My produce drawer after using the Bluapple
 I tested out the Bluapple and was extremely pleased with the results. We actually left produce in the fridge drawer to see how well Bluapple worked. I have to admit coming home after vacation I was a bit scared of what I might find.
 I opened the produce drawer and was literally shocked to find my produce looked as good as the day I bought it. Wow. These things really do work. Hubby was impressed too. He gets tired of me having to throw out produce because it went bad before we ate it. Have y'all noticed that produce seems to go bad  much faster than it used to?  That is why I was extremely impressed with the results of the Bluapple test. I think these are definitely worth the money.

Want to keep up with all things Bluapple? You can like em on Facebook (entry requirement) and sign up for their newsletter.

Ready to buy? Head on over to Bluapple and get ya some. Bluapple™ is also available at many retail locations across the country

Monday, August 15, 2011

Belvedere Designs - Wall Quotes

Belvedere Designs sent me over one of the beautiful wall quotes for review.
 I am personally a big fan of vinyl wall art. You can get so many fantastic design options, quotes etc to really personalize your house and make it a home.

The surprise wall saying they sent me is perfect. It states simply "The Kitchen is the Heart of the Home" This is a wonderful design that is going to look amazing in my new kitchen. I love how incredibly easy it is to get amazing results with Belvedere Designs.

I love that the selection at Belvedere Designs has something for everyone. If by chance they don't have the saying you are looking for...They do custom work too. Belvedere Designs even has Chinese and Greek lettering for those that need it.

 My package arrive in perfect condition. The vinyl wall art was neatly rolled up so no kinks or bends.I like that they included the burnishing tool (looks like a icing smoother to me) and very clear instructions. Additional detailed instructions are available online if you need extra help. These have pictures. I like that. Click here for outdoor application and art click here for indoor projects.

You can get Belvedere Designs in these great categories:
Custom Graphics and Vinyl Stickers
Vinyl Wall Quotes ~ Wall Art That Speaks To You
 Vinyl Auto Decals and Car Stickers
 Custom Vinyl Family Stickers
Custom Vinyl Lettering
Have a question? Check out their FAQ page

Want to keep up with all things Belvedere Designs? You can like em on Facebook (they post discount codes and other special offers every so often so being their 'friend' is always a benefit!) and check out their blog
So Many Options
Ready to buy? Head on over to Belvedere Designs and get started making your house into your home. Not sure which quote to get? How about a Belvedere Designs Gift Certificate

Belvedere Designs has even offered a discount code BLOG10 that will qualify for a 10% discount on your entire order.

They folks at Belvedere Designs want me to let you know that you can submit photos of your wall quotes each month for a chance to win a $50.00 gift certificate with their monthly photo contest.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Osmotics Cosmeceuticals

  I was recently sent some great products from Osmotics Cosmeceuticals Their scientifically proven technology makes them a Leader in Anti-Aging Technologies For Skin and Hair

  Check out this great video of how amazing Osmotics products are: It's like getting a facelift without the surgery.


The items they sent me were from the Blue Copper 5 Anti-Aging Product Line
  • Visibly firms and lifts facial contours
  • Combats age accelerating free radicals
  • Promotes healthy, younger looking, radiant skin
  • Increases skin's natural moisture for smoother, more even texture

Blue Copper 5 Anti Aging Cleansing Gelee

Bluish clear gelee smells really clean. Like a spa I was at once. Very nice memory. The gelee left my skin feeling super clean and very smooth. Did a fantastic job with make-up removal.

Luxurious 1-step cleanser gently yet thoroughly dissolves makeup and impurities leaving skin clean and soft with a light veil of moisture. Features a sulfate free cleansing agent naturally derived from sugar. Also contains soothing aloe vera, potent antioxidants and natural copper for healthy, radiant, ageless skin. Gentle formula is safe and effective for eye makeup removal and perfect for all skin types.

  • Sulfate free, natural lathering cleanser/makeup remover
  • Moisture rich formula promotes healthy, radiant skin
  • Perfect for all skin types

Blue Copper 5: 7 Night Molecular Repair Treatment

 This almost neon blue gel smooths on very nicely. The first time I used it my skin reddened slightly then calmed almost immediately. Guess that means its working. Non-greasy...No real fragrance. A little goes a long way. They give you plenty in each ampoule to get complete coverage.
 I did the application at night like the instructions said. The next morning my skin looked even toned, smooth  with no puffiness. By day three I noticed that some of the acne scarring left from my teenage years is fading. Hoping this effect is permanent.
  By the end of the seven days of treatment I definitely see a difference in my face. My skin appears smoother and more youthful. I love it.

What is it?
A powerful seven-night treatment that combines the anti-aging benefits of copper with a proprietary extract that triggers the natural repair process of the skin.  This soothing, restorative serum reduces redness and irritation from exposure to dry, harsh climatic conditions and from aggressive dermal procedures, such as microdermabrasion, lasers and peels.  This treatment is an absolute must for anyone facing changes in climate, stress level, hormones, or overall environment.  Give us one week, and we'll give you a healthier, radiant, more beautiful complexion.

What results will I see?

  • Visibly increases elasticity, firmness and tone.
  • Reduces redness, fatigue, and stress for healthier, ageless skin.
  • Softens fine lines and wrinkles, and improves overall texture and tone.
  • Intensive recover/repair for all skin types.
Who is it for?
Perfect for all skin types.  An absolute MUST for:

  • Anyone wanting softer, smoother skin with enhanced hydration, firmness, dermal elasticity, and a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Preparing skin for a new climate or season.
  • Repairing/Soothing skin after aggressive dermal procedures .
  • Anytime skin is irritated or sensitized by environmental, stress or hormonal changes.

Want to keep up with Osmotics Cosmeceuticals? You can follow em on Twitter, like em on Facebook, check out their blog and YouTube pages and sign up for their newsletter.

Ready to buy? Head on over to Osmotics Cosmeceuticals and get you some of these great skincare products. Looking for a location near you? Check out the Locations page.