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175 Best Superfood Blender Recipes Review

175 Best Superfood Blender Recipes Using Your Nutribullet Review + Giveaway

As a blogger I spend many hours in front of my computer, and as such meals and snacks are  easier when they are easy.

One of my favorite things is smoothies, from banana to chocolate, they are all tasty and good.

The downside is that my creativity is a little on the low side when it comes to my blending abilities. Since there a many combinations, a little help is always welcomed. When I received  and looked through the book 175 Superfood Blender Recipes: Using your Nurtribullet I was excited by the prospect of new ingredients in my already tasty smoothies.

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Color Couture Adult Coloring Book Review

Color Couture: Stress Relieving Adult Coloring Book Review + Giveaway

Since I spend 85% of my time on my computer either writing, creating, editing or pitching, my comfort is a very important component of my day.

I would love to sit here and tell that this is new, but I have never been one for what is considered couture clothing. I am more like the character in The Devil Wear Prada before her grand Vogue makeover. I often wish I had occasions to wear these grand clothes to.

When I received the Color Couture: Stress Relieving Adult Coloring Book Artist’s Edition by Blue Star Premier, I saw all the couture clothing that I dream of one day wearing.

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Form: Stress Relieving Adult Coloring Book Review

Form: Stress Relieving Adult Coloring Book – Master Collection – Review + Giveaway

When I was young one of my most disliked classes was anatomy. There must have been a mental block in my mind because no matter how many times I reviewed those diagrams I never quite got the idea.

Now that I am older, I can appreciate each bone, joint and movement that my body produces. I am eager to learn more and educate myself about those intricacies that I did not understand all those years earlier.

When I received the Form: Stress Relieving Adult Coloring Book Master Collection by Blue Star Premier, I finally saw a way I could learn about the interior of my body, while having a relaxing time. Continue reading

808 Conversation Starters for Couples Review

808 Conversation Starters for Couples: Spark Curious Chats During Dinner Time, Date Night or Any Moment Review + Giveaway

While Jason and I have known each other since we were 15 and 19 years old respectively, it isn’t until we began dating many years later that we really began to get to know each other.

Those first couple months were filled with learning, conversations and more questions than answers at times.

The most difficult part of those months, and the months/years that follow is sometimes we run out of questions to ask our partner. I particularly am interested in what Jason thinks, and honestly most times we end up on the same side of the fence on most issues. Despite this there are many more questions, and times when a question or two would break the proverbial ice.

Recently I received a copy of 808 Conversation Starters for Couples: Spark Curious Chats During Dinner Time, Date Night or Any Moment by Robin Westin for review, and was immediately taken with the amount of questions, and equally intrigued by the answers.

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Adult Coloring Book: Celebration Edition Stress Relieving Patterns Review

Adult Coloring Book: Celebration Edition Stress Relieving Patterns Review + Giveaway

stress-relieving-patterns-celebration-editionOne of my most memorable celebration’s was recent 40th birthday, in it’s simplicity I received surprises and a night that took me back 25 years earlier.

For this memorable occasion, Jason and I decided to keep it easy and simple with a gathering of our friends and family for pizza. We decided on a local pizza restaurant that was frequented to by us was teenagers. I ended up with a surprise when a friend I have known since I was 16 surprised me and attended. After pizza, that included our parents, a couple of friends came back to our house and throughout the rest of the evening had a revolving door of friends hanging out. Finally after midnight, things slowed down and I was able to reflect on what a special 40th birthday I had.

Most celebrations that commemorate big birthday and events can be incredibly stressful. It was a conscious decision that we kept it easy and stress-free. When I received the Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Patterns Celebration Edition by Blue Star Premier and thought that the next time I do have a stressful situation, this book will be the perfect antidote. Continue reading

Silver Lining Abstracts Adult Coloring Book Review

Silver Lining Abstracts: An Adult Coloring Book of Art and Illusions Review + Giveaway

silver-lining-abstractsAs we are growing up we are told and led to believe that every cloud has a silver lining. What I always took this as was that despite how dark a cloud is, it still can sparkle. There are many days that I remind myself of this fact, and many times remembering previous sparkles in darkness helps as well.

When I received a copy of  Silver Lining Abstracts: An Adult Coloring Book of Art and Illusions by Blue Star Premier and Angela Covany the first things I thought of were all those dark clouds that had a silver lining after all.

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Good Job, Brain! Review

Good Job, Brain! Trivia, Quizzes, and More Fun From the Popular Pub Quiz Podcast Review + Giveaway

good-job-brainEver since I was a young girl I loved to ask questions, and one of my favorite books of all time was a question and answer book that covered every subject and topic. My favorite topic is “Pop Culture/Entertainment”, mostly due to the fact that I follow celebrity gossip.

Often times if friends or family have a pop culture related inquiry often times I am the one that they default to. When we watch movies, Jason will say “that actor who was in that other movie” and 9 times out of 10 I know the person or movie he is referring to. My specialty is late 1980’s, to the mid 2000’s.

When I received the book Good Job, Brain! Trivia, Quizzes and More From the Popular Pub Quiz Podcast by Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson and Chris Kohler for review I loved seeing a book based on pop culture trivia that I could answer.

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Color Your Christmas Adult Coloring Book Review

Color Your Christmas: A Crafty Christmas Adult Coloring Book Review + Giveaway

color-your-christmasWe are about 6 weeks until Christmas and I am already seeing the signs and icons of the season. Each time I go to the store I see more and more reds, greens and golds.

My favorite thing about the holidays is something that I rarely experience – snow and snowmen. I have begun collecting these white balls of personality, and dream of seeing a white Christmas.

For the time being the closest I can get is on television and my own imagination. I love adult coloring books for this reason – I can let my imagination run wild. When I received the Color Your Christmas:A Crafty Christmas Adult Coloring Book by Blue Star Premier and Suzy Joyner I was eager to see images of the upcoming season.

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Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Paisley Patterns Review

Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Paisley Patterns Review + Giveaway

stress-relieving-paisley-patternsI am a child of the 70’s – the mid 70’s. What this means is that I was dressed in what is arguable the ugliest fabric patterns. When I began school it was the dawn of the 1980’s and it was still not the best patterns. By the late 80’s the fabrics became more palatable to the eyes. Now that we are in the zero teens the fabrics are circling back to those patterns of the 70’s. The one constant in all times and all patterns are paisleys.

Paisleys are timeless almost because they are a reflection of the times and the popular colors. Paisleys are of a Persian origin and are made of droplet-shaped motif. It is named for a town in Scotland where the paisley fabric originates from. Oddly enough Paisley became identified with psychedelic style due to a resurgence in the pattern’s mainstream popularity leading up the mid and late 1960s.

When I received a copy of Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Paisley Patterns by Blue Star Coloring I was transported to a different time.

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Exotic Animal Designs Adult Coloring Book Review

Exotic Animal Designs: A Stress Relieving Adult Coloring Book Review and Giveaway

exotic-animals-designs-adult-coloring-bookWhen Jason and I were kids we were surrounded by nothing but open land for as far as the eye could see.

There are stories of Jason bringing home buckets full of baby rattlesnakes. Apparently one afternoon Jason ventured into the wide open land we had and went snake hunting (he even had special pants for this endeavor). While he was hunting snakes he also came upon the all two common alligator lizard and blue belly lizards.

When I received a copy of Exotic Animal Designs: A Stress Relieving Adult Coloring Book by Blue Star Coloring I asked Jason to tell me the tales of his hours of snake hunting. Continue reading