Thursday, February 26, 2015

Once Upon A Time ~ Jammy Jams Review

I was so excited to be chosen to review another of Jammy Jams CDs in exchange for my honest review. 
Once again I am in love with this CD. I don't like boring old lullabies. They bore me. I love having some of my favorite songs turned into lullabies. 
My son and I really enjoy listening to them. I really look forward to my new baby girl arriving so I can introduce them to her too.

On “Once Upon A Rhyme: Lullaby Renditions Of Hip-Hop Classics”, Jammy Jams explores the melodies of old school hip-hop songs and brings them to life with calming renditions for parents to enjoy along with their babies. The parent can take a stroll down memory lane while creating brand new memories for baby. This album soothes the inner and outer soul. You will be amazed as you listen to soothing lullabies featuring the melodies of acclaimed old school hip-hop songs such as Run-D.M.C.’s “Rock Box” and Coolio’s “Gangstas’s Paradise”. The soothing sounds are what Jammy Jams is all about. Experience these popular tunes in a whole new way with baby today.

1. Hey Ya (Lullaby Rendition of Outkast)
2. California Love (Lullaby Rendition of 2Pac)
3. The Real Slim Shady (Lullaby Rendition of Eminem)
4. Gangsta's Paradise (Lullaby Rendition of Coolio)
5. Girls (Lullaby Rendition of Beastie Boys)
6. Rock Box (Lullaby Rendition of Run-D.M.C.)
7. Summertime (Lullaby Rendition of DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince)
8. Regulate (Lullaby Rendition of Warren G)
9. Big Pimpin (Lullaby Rendition of Jay-Z)
10. Nuthin' But A "G" Thang (Lullaby Rendition of Dr. Dre)

This album is available for consumers to purchase in the following formats:
CD, CD w/ Digital Copy, Album Download Card, Digital Download

This album is available in the Jammy Jams Store ( as well as iTunes, Google Play, Amazon and many other retialers.  Available for streaming on Pandora and Spotify.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sleep Number IQ ~ Smiley360 Mission

I was selected by Smiley360 for a mission to check out the new Sleep Number beds at a local Sleep Number store.

I went to the Sleep Number store in Rockaway Town Square. Michele was the Sleep Number associate I spoke with. She was wonderful. Gave my husband and myself (and my 3 kids) a full demo of the beds. Showing us all the technology, and answering all the questions that we had. Michele was very attentive and really took her time with us.

I have wanted a Sleep Number bed for a while now. My husband was not 100% convinced it was right for us. Well, after 30 minutes in the store he is sold!

We are looking forward to making a purchase in the near future.

Check them out here!

Part of my Sleep Number mission was to talk to someone in a local store in exchange for a CoolFIt Foam Contour Pillow.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Playing Without Rules-Rachelle Ayala Review Tour

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Book Blurb
A ballplayer's girlfriend hides his daughter from him because she fears he's like his abusive father. Marcia Powers wants nothing to do with ballplayer Brock Carter, especially after she told him to go away and pursue his dreams. She has more than she can handle with an elderly father, a business to run, and a four-year-old daughter posing as her baby sister. Brock Carter's back in town to rekindle his romance with Marcia, and this time, he's not letting her run him out of town. Marcia is unable to resist Brock, but determined to keep her secret. Brock's already lost his heart to Marcia once. Will he lose every dream, including baseball, when he discovers the real reason Marcia sent him away?
Playing Without Rules is available on Amazon (Read Free with Kindle Unlimited)
My Review
This is the 3rd book of Rachelle Ayala's that I have read. I really enjoy them.  Playing without Rules was a great read.
 Brock and Marcia are both great characters and their desire for each other will keep them longing for more even if things get rough.  Can this couple finally find their happily ever after?

Rachelle has a way with words, she makes you connect with the characters.
I can not wait to read more of her work. 
You can follow Rachelle on twitter at

Author Info
Rachelle Ayala is a bestselling Asian American author of dramatic romantic suspense and humorous, sexy contemporary romances. Her heroines are feisty and her heroes hot. She writes emotionally challenging stories but believes in the power of love and hope. Subscribe to her mailing list for upcoming books and giveaways: and find her books at online retailers Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Apple iBookstore, and more. Fiction: Michalís Window, Broken Build, Hidden Under Her Heart, Chance for Love Boxed Set, Knowing Vera, Taming Romeo, Whole Latte Love, Played by Love, Playing the Rookie, A Father for Christmas, Claiming Carlos, Roaring Hot, Playing Without Rules, Christmas Stray (upcoming) Want to Contact Rachelle? Facebook Readerís Club *~* Aim to Love Romances Website *~* Blog *~* Google+ *~* Facebook *~* Twitter *~* Goodreads *~* Pinterest  
Review Tour Schedule
Tour Participant Blog Name Tour Date
Amber McCallister Tuesday, February 17
Lyssa Layne Tuesday, February 17
Shandi K Dews Wednesday, February 18
Chantel Rhondeau Wednesday, February 18
Jamie Fredrickson Thursday, February 19
Cheryl Bavaro Friday, February 20
Debbie Rosa Saturday, February 21
Liza Cochico Sunday, February 22
Raquel Leite Monday, February 23
Kaitlyn Sigler Tuesday, February 24
Nadene Reynolds Wednesday, February 25
Paige Boggs Thursday, February 26
Jessica Cali Friday, February 27
Krista Bainbridge Saturday, February 28
Jessica Cassidy Sunday, March 01
Marie Dee Monday, March 02
Rachelle Ayala Monday, March 02
Tour Giveaway Rachelle Ayala is generously giving away a $10 gift card (Paypal or Amazon) and a key chain (US and Canada only). a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Waves Of Romance- Book Review

I was given a chance to receive this Ebook in exchange for my honest review.
This is the second book in the series ( Waves of Love is the first).  This book gives lots of details, you can almost taste and smell the images she is describing.  This is definitely an adult book with a lean towards erotica.  It was a wonderful weekend read.
From the Author: Sage Drake is living the good life in sunny Seaside Heights, Florida. Once an avowed workaholic, her sexy new lover – surfer, world traveler and author Derek Chambers – has awakened in her not just a love for the ocean, and surfing, but for life in general. But when her trusted assistant manager departs for college a few months early, Sage is forced to choose between managing her bookstore, Sequels, or enjoying the good life with Derek. A solution comes in the form of Colby Weathers, a worthy replacement for her old assistant manager… if only she wasn’t so beautiful. Sage isn’t the only one to notice and, when Derek and Colby hit it off, Sage’s worst fears are confirmed: he easily tosses her aside for the much younger Colby. Or does he? After a brief affair, Derek comes back, more in love than ever. The only question is: can Sage forgive him? 

I am looking forward to reading more from Lori Ann Mitchell.

300 Lumens LED Ultra Bright Lantern Review

My boys were thrilled when I was given a chance to review this lantern in exchange for my honest review. I was not compensated in any way, other than receiving the lantern.

My boys love to camp out inside and outside. We have many flashlights and lanterns.  And they are always fighting about who gets what one. And this proved to be no different. LOL.

This is a great lantern.  It has super high efficiency LED light that generates very little heat. It can be used for up to six days continuously!

This lantern is not only great for the camp outs, but for emergency power outages, storms, etc.
The lantern is made very well and is also water resistant.

You are able to remove the top for forward lighting.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Written On Her Heart Book Review

This is Paige Rion debut novel.  I enjoyed receiving this book from the author and being able to read this book in exchange for my honest review. 
This is the story of Andi who is traveling home for the summer. What she encounters can only be summed up as chaos. 
Andi, a twenty one year old college student,  earns a chance to work with one of her favorite writers for the summer. What she didn't expect, would be that she could wind up complicating this with her boyfriend, while feels start to surface for this writer. 
I have to admit, I am a sucker for romance novels. This is a great quick read. Would be wonderful for a vacation or beach read.

The ending left me with some questions that I can only hope may be answered in a follow up book. 

Baby Wrap Review

Colby can not wait for his baby sister to arrive. He was so excited when I was given a chance to receive a wrap in exchange for my honest review.
I had never used a wrap like this with the boys. I am very excited to start using it more when the baby arrives in June.
I tried it out with my almost 2 year old Lucas.  We both liked how comfortable it is. I really liked how easy it is to wear. It folds up nicely into its own carry bag that the wrap comes with. It makes it easy to throw into the diaper bag. Looking forward to being able to use it on vacations as well as every day use.

Get one for yourself or for a friend here.

Sun N Fun Sunscreen For Kids

  • Light and non-greasy
  • Moisturizing, hydrating, soothing
  • Mineral, natural SPF30, no chemical filters
  • Natural chocolate scent, no artificial fragrances
  • Non-NANO
  • Toxin-free, Gluten-free, Oxybenzone-free, Paraben-free
    Rich in Antioxidants and Vitamin C
    EWG safety rating 1
I was given a chance to try out this sunscreen with my family in exchange for my honest opinion. 
This sunscreen is water resistant. Great for babies and kids with sensitive skin.  It also contains excellent anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory properties. Green tea, thought to be 200 times more powerful than vitamin E for neutralizing free radicals and has a protective role to play here as well.  Kelp and Cucumber contain abundant non-essential and essential amino acids and are highly moisturizing, soothing and hydrating.  Rosehip oil, rich in Omega-3,6 and 9 Fatty Acids, Vitamins C, E, and Lycopene promotes healing and nourishing, leaving skin glowing and healthy looking.  Tamanu oil contributes to the formula with it's strong anti-inflammatory properties and helps with dry skin and eczema.  Combination of Cocoa and a hint of Vanilla create that yummy chocolate scent, that's achieved naturally, as well as have moisturizing and healing properties. This product was created for our tiny friends but our grown-up friends can use it too.  
This sunscreen goes on easily, the kids didn't complain at all while applying the sunscreen or wearing it. I was pleasantly pleased with it. 

Jammy Jams- New CD Review

I don't typically like lullaby cds/songs. They put me to sleep. But I can say I absolutely love Jammy Jams. We have been listening to the 1st album for a few months now.  I have thrilled to be given a chance to review “Pop Goes Lullaby 4” in exchange for my honest opinion.

 Jammy Jams’ latest release features lullaby renditions of pop songs currently in the charts. Hits by Meghan TrainorKaty PerryTaylor Swift, Sam Smith and more transformed into beautiful instrumental lullabies.

1. Cool Kids (Lullaby Rendition of Echosmith)
2. Shake it Off (Lullaby Rendition of Taylor Swift)
3. Don’t  (Lullaby Rendition of Ed Sherran)
4. All About That Bass (Lullaby Rendition of Meghan Trainor)
5. I’m Not The Only One (Lullaby Rendition of Sam Smith)
6. This is How We Do (Lullaby Rendition of Katy Perry)
7. Me Against The World (Lullaby Rendition of Erica Ashley)
8. Blame (Lullaby Rendition of Calvin Harris)
9. Fireball (Lullaby Rendition of Pitbull)
10. Rude (Lullaby Rendition of Magic!)

This album is available for consumers to purchase in the following formats:
CD, CD w/ Digital Copy, Album Download Card, Digital Download

This album is available in the Jammy Jams Store ( as well as iTunes, Google Play, Amazon and many other retialers.

Pick up your own copy today! You won't be disappointed! 

Monday, February 2, 2015

IPhone 6 Screen Protector Review

I was given a chance to review this iPhone 6 screen protector in exchange for my honest review.

Let's face it, phones are expensive. If I am spending that much money on something I want to be sure it is protected as best as it can be. 
I have never had a tempered glass screen protector before. I was a little afraid...I was so used to the standard plastic thin flimsy protector. 

This screen protector is almost invisible. It is super clear. It was super easy to apply. ( Though I am not going to lie, its my husbands job to apply the screen protectors on all the family devices. I am always so worried I am going to put in on crooked and mess it up)

This protector comes with an "amazing double guarantee."

I loved this screen protector so much I have made friends and family purchase them too! 

Premium Zinc Alloy Capo Product Review

My son, Nathan has been taking guitar lessons for about 2 years now. When he was a few months into lessons, we were asked to buy him a capo. We went and got him a "top of the line" plastic capo. Needless to say we have replaced it 3 times already. I was thrilled when I was given the chance to try out this Zinc Alloy Capo in exchange for my honest review.
This capo is great. My son uses it daily for practice and just playing. His teacher was impressed when he showed it to him. This is a great capo especially for the price.

Nathan is doing so well while using this capo. It really helps him to keep his guitar in key, while learning new songs.

This capo is multifunctional. It can be used with classical, folk, acoustic, bass and electric guitars. It works really well with six and twelve stringed instruments.

This Ceol Waves Capo comes with a satisfaction guarantee. 

These make great gifts! Buy an extra one to keep at home or at the studio.