Monday, October 20, 2014

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Advil Is Fast Acting And Easy To Take

I am one of those unfortunate people who get headaches a lot. In fact I normally will get 3-4 migraines a month. So finding a good medicine to help me combat pain from a headache is really important.

But now that I am getting older, combating all kinds of odd aches and pains seems to be the norm. I wake up often with a new ouch somewhere, all a part of the fun aging process we all get to endure.

Like everyone else, I can't let pain get the best of me and stop me from doing what I need to do each day, although sometimes I wish it could. I've tried all kinds of pills and concoctions to help.

Advil is one of the pain relievers that does help, especially with all those odd little pains that are a part of aging. It is easy to take because of the coating and the size. Who likes to take some of those horse pill sized ones? Certainly not me!

What I really like though it that it seems to work fast. My joints don't ache for as long and I can move freely again without the ouches and ughs that accompany those painful joints.

So I do recommend Advil, especially for aches and pains. It has not helped my headaches as much, but not everyone reacts to all medicines the same way.

You can find Advil at any major retailer around the country and for a fairly good price too. That's always a good thing!

And now they make an Advil PM, which is a really good thing. You can get a good night's sleep and wake up with fewer, if any, aches and pains!

Here's a $3 coupon for Advil PM!! Just click to get yours, and you can print it twice!

I received samples from Advil through Crowdtap. I was not compensated in any other way for this post. All opinions expressed here are my own!

A Quick And Easy Solution For Your Home!

Have you ever needed an extra towel ring or hanger, but weren't sure you wanted to keep it in the same place? I've been there and have regretted where I ended up putting towel bars or rings in the past. Sometimes you just need and extra one for guests or maybe out with your grill or in the camper or RV.

Interlink Products International Inc has a great HotelSpa® AquaCare Series Insta Mount Towel Ring that makes placing a towel wherever you need it super easy and handy!

Here's a little from the company:
* Mount instantly on all smooth or textured surfaces without tools, drilling and surface damage
* Safe and secure on ceramic, stone and mosaic tile, shower enclosures, glass shower doors and mirrors
* Dual-mount system includes Power-suction Locks for smooth surfaces and Silicone Adhesive Brackets for textures surfaces
* Patented 90-degree Push-Lock design for superior gripping power * Portable, can be re-positioned instantly at any time
* Can be removed at any time if needed for easy cleaning
* Sturdy stainless steel tower bars and ring in high-polish chrome finish
* Space-saving adjustable slide brackets allow mounting on small surfaces (even 6" wide) and in corner areas
* Ideal for guest towels, mounts and dismounts when and where needed
* Great for use in bath, kitchen, laundry room and patio
* If used, Silicone Adhesive Brackets are easily removable without damage to tile surface
* Maximum weight capacity for each towel ring is 10lb.

The towel ring is so quick to put up. The locking and unlocking takes no time and is easy to manipulate.



We tried it out on our large mirror and the wall both. It stuck really well to the mirror. Since our walls are a vinyl kind of wall board it stuck, but not as well as I would like. If it came down, it was easy to put back up, but I would mount it permanently there if I did keep it there.

The towel ring is lightweight and looks very nice and would compliment pretty much any bathroom. This is something I think any home could use around. 

Interlink Products International Inc has graciously offered to give one of my readers their own HotelSpa® AquaCare Series Insta Mount Towel Ring. Use the Rafflecopter below to enter!!

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Rob Peabody's Citizen Is A Challenge To Believers

I am excited to have my favorite guest poster for this book review, my husband Rick. He loves to read and was very willing to read this new boo from Rob Peabody. Here's his review.

Rob Peabody's Citizen is a challenge to identify ourselves, and live, as citizens of God's kingdom and purposely look beyond our comfort zones to reach unbelievers. The author recognizes that many believers don't demonstrate their faith because they have adopted the principles of behavior and standards for success held by our culture. He also sees the need to learn about our neighbors who do not listen to the gospel message because we do not take time to understand them and build relationships.

All this is mentioned in the book, but these themes are not developed deeply because so much of the book is made up of personal anecdotes related to Peabody's personal faith journey, leaving a position in a Texas megachurch to minister in inner-city London. The adjustment to another culture relates to the topic of evangelizing an ungodly world as the ambassadors of God, and there are many examples of learning to build relationships with people outside our personal demographic. But the connections aren't always made, and some of the stories don't seem to illustrate much.

I'll admit that I'm more "old school" and less receptive to personal anecdotes carrying the bulk of the teaching. Still, many times I wasn't sure that there was a point to some of the autobiographical material. I was also put off by the numerous recommendations for the book [not the author's doing]. The publishers include favorable comments from ten people that I'd never heard of, which to me is less impressive than no remarks at all, and leaves me with the feeling that I'm wasting time before I even get to the author's words.
Peabody's zeal for outreach and his willingness to take risks as a citizen of God's kingdom are inspirational. His challenge for each of us to escape the complacency and worldliness that hinder evangelism is timely. But I wish I had found more reasoning from scripture and less personal stories.

About the book:
For Rob Peabody, the young pastor at a mega-church in southern USA, the realization that his faith had little real connection with the world around him meant that something had to change. He redirected his church towards the poor on their doorstep and then took the larger step of moving to the UK to establish the missional fellowship 'Awaken'. In Citizen he outlines the Kingdom-centered identity that is given to followers of Jesus. It's a wake-up call to the church in the West. Jesus' death and resurrection initiates and invites people into a life of so much more than the status quo. God is re-building, re-newing, and re-creating that which is broken and marred by sin, and he is doing this --- setting things right in the world --- through Jesus. As citizens of the Kingdom, we have been saved and set apart for this work. We have a new allegiance, a changed identity, and a new mission as we seek to establish the rule of God on earth as it is in Heaven.

Purchase a copy at the Awaken website and get a FREE study guide. Bundle discounts also available:

About the author:
Previously the lead campus pastor at an American mega-church, Rob Peabody is now director of the Awaken Movement who left his church in the Texan Bible-belt to start and lead a Fresh Expression of church seeking to engage unreached 20's and 30's in northeast London.

Find Rob online: website, Facebook, Twitter

I received a copy of the book for the purpose of review. I was not compensated in any other way. All opinions expressed are those of mine and my guest reviewer.

Keeps Of The Covenant Is The Second Book In The Restoration Chronicles And A Great Read!

If you have never read one of Lynn Austin's books, you have really missed out. I love the way she writes and I love the way she bring characters in her book to life.

Her newest book, Keepers Of The Covenant is an amazing book. It is the second book in the Restoration Chronicles. The book takes place during Jewish captivity and focuses around Ezra. I love how this biblical person who I know is very real becomes much more so for me through the story. This is a wonderful depiction of the life he led and the struggles he dealt with as a leader. Lynn has what my husband and I call a great "sanctified imagination". She takes the real story and fills in details that are not in the Bible, helping you to understand and imagine along with her what things could have been like for the people.

As you read the book you get more and more involved with the characters and the struggles they go through. I especially enjoy the way that Ezra is drawn closer and closer in a relationship with God. I think this is one book you should pick up!!

About the book:
The Old Testament Comes to Thrilling Life in the Latest from Lynn Austin

In one life-changing moment, the lives of the Jewish exiles in Babylon are thrown into confusion and despair when a decree arrives from the king's palace in Susa. It calls for the annihilation of every Jewish man, woman, and child throughout the empire on the thirteenth day of Adar, in less than one year. Ezra, a quiet Jewish scholar and teacher, is suddenly called upon to lead the community as they seek God for a reason for this catastrophe. When a second decree arrives, authorizing them to fight back, Ezra is thrust into the role of military leader as they defend themselves against their enemies.

When the battles come to an end, Ezra's brother Jude is dead and Ezra is required by the Law he so diligently studies to marry Jude's widow, Devorah, and provide an heir. Fatherhood changes Ezra, and he asks God to make a way for him and the other exiles to leave Babylon for good and return to Jerusalem. His prayers are answered and the exiles move to Judea to revitalize worship at the temple---but the fight to keep God's Law is never easy. As more and more of his community are tempted, a new battle emerges . . . this one for the survival of God's covenant and the souls of His chosen faithful.

Purchase a copy HERE

About the Author:
Bestselling author Lynn Austin has sold more than one million copies of her books worldwide. She is an eight-time Christy Award winner for her historical novels, as well as a popular speaker at retreats and conventions. Lynn and her husband have raised three children and live near Chicago.

Find Lynn online: website, Facebook

I received a copy of the book for the purpose of review. I was not compensated in any other way. All opinions expressed are my own.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

A Small Speaker With Big Sound From Xoundstar

Sometimes when you are out in your yard either relaxing or having a get together it's nice to be able to listen to your music or use your phone without having to have all the wires or cords out there with you. Let's face it, hooking all kinds of speakers and things up to use outside can be a real hassle. Plus it's nice to be hands free when talking on your phone and working outside.

One product makes that job really easy, the Xoundstar Smart Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Portable, High-Fidelity Stereo Speaker with Wireless SIRI.

I'll admit I don't have a lot of experience with wireless bluetooth speakers, but I do know one that works well when I try it out. Xoundstar has made a very nice one. it's compact so it does not take up a lot of space anywhere you would use it. It works well inside and out and is easy to operate. In fact I was very happy at how easy it is to operate.

Here's a little info from the company:

  • Connectivity built-in passive subwoofer with two 40mm, 5-watt drivers 1800 Mah 10 hours ~ Enjoy great sound and hands-free phone operations anywhere. Wirelessly connect to your phone, laptop, PC, or other Bluetooth-enabled device to enjoy rich, clear audio while listening to music, movies, or games. Answer and receive phone calls hands-free. Plus -- talk to SIRI without having to pick up your phone. 
  • Small speaker. Big sound! ~ Designed for superior performance, the Xoundstar XS-707 Bluetooth speaker gives you a high-quality sound experience with full-spectrum audio and superb clarity. 
  • Audio functions ~ Once your wireless speaker is paired with your Bluetooth device, you can easily control the volume, play and pause, and skip to the next or previous song. 
  • Phone functions ~ The Xoundstar XS-707 with built-in microphone functions as a portable speakerphone for your incoming and outgoing calls. Make calls, answer calls, refuse calls, and redial the last number. 
  • SIRI compatibility ~ Just press the "Talk" button on the speaker to activate your SIRI-enabled device and you're ready to speak and interact with SIRI. 
  • NFC compatible ~ The Xoundstar WS-707 pairs easily with devices equipped with the new NFC (Near Field Communication) close-range wireless communication standard. NFC allows two-way communication between enabled Smartphones and other devices for easy exchange of photos and other information. 
  • Long battery life ~ When fully charged, the Xoundstar XS-707 gives you up to 10 hours of audio play.
The whole box is 6 ½" x 3" x 2". it's small, but acts big. The amount and quality of sound coming from it is really very good. Again it is easy to operate and with the sound quality I was very happy with it. I also love that it comes in a variety of color choices. It comes in red, black, blue, and white. Plus you get a great little bag to store it in when you take it along with you. Very convenient.

This is one speaker that is very much worth having.

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

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Eco At Heart Stainless Steel Straws Giveaway

Do you ever wonder what happens to the plastic that you throw in your trash? Even though many of us recycle and a lot of plastic is reused in new products the majority ends up in landfills, never to be recycled or reused.

What kind of effect does it have on your body? Plastic is made up of so many chemicals that are toxic to your body. Bisphenol A (BPA), Phthalates, Vinyl Chloride, Dioxin, and Styrene are just a few that are in many of the plastics you use every day. Many of those toxins are released into the food you eat by simply being contained and stored in the plastic. Some are released when plastic is heated (frozen dinner in plastic).

If you're concerned about the effect that plastic has on your body, or if you want to reduce your plastic footprint on the planet, then ECO AT HEART can help you start.

ECO AT HEART is releasing the first of many products in their eco-friendly alternatives to plastic with a 5-pack of stainless steel straws. The perfect starting point for you to become a conscious consumer and eliminate plastic from your life. They even come in a recycled paper box. Believe me, these straws are so neat!

Here's some key points about their Eco at Heart stainless steel straws:
  •  Extra wide 3/8" - perfect for those thick smoothies 
  • Odorless & Tasteless 
  • Reusable 
  • 5-pack - perfect for the whole family 
  • An excellent gift idea 
  • Free eBook included packed with 25 Smoothie recipes 
  • BPA Free - Dishwasher Safe 
  • Store in the freezer to keep drinks chilled 
  • 18/8 Grade stainless steel - won't rust or bend 
  • 8.5" Long, highly polished and perfectly straight

We love our straws. They are easy to drink from, never collapse, don't split, and can be reused over and over again. They are super easy to wash and each box comes with a nifty cleaning brush made the exact size to fit the straws and clean then effectively. They can even go in the dishwasher too. 

I love how one end of the straw has little ridges on it, so you can grip it with your hand and your fingers won't slip. Plus they are extra wide, which is great for smoothies that may have a few large clumps in them.

My only caution with the straws is in using them with warm or hot drinks. Obviously, the metal will heat up and could burn your fingers, so use caution if you choose to use the straws with a hot beverage. I personally would not recommend it!

You can purchase your own ECO AT HEART Stainless Steel Drinking Straws HERE!

Thanks to ECO AT HEART one of you can win your own set of Stainless Steel Drinking Straws. Use the Raffflecopter below to enter!!
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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.