Archives for June 18, 2014

Gone Reading for the Summer! A Must-Have for All Book Lovers!


Original book and reading-themed t-shirts from GoneReading! These  t-shirts empower you to “shout out” your love of reading to the world.  Each shirt features a clever design and slogan to reflect a particular aspect of the reading lifestyle.  Only readers will know the inside joke!  100% cotton, 100% Money-Back Guarantee. I received one of these shirts and it is my favorite new t-shirt for the summer! I love the image, color and it’s just “so me!” I absolutely love to read and so this t-shirt in my view, shares my love of reading. This graphic just makes me think of summer and reading so it’s just perfect! There are other images available too! There really is a t-shirt just perfect for every woman, man or child! I just love looking at all the products on their website for readers.

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GoneReading is a social enterprise that has pledged 100% of after-tax profits to fund reading related charities in the developing world.  Our funding recipients include non-profits READ Global and Ethiopia READS.

We have teamed up for a giveaway! One winner will win their own shirt! To enter, leave a comment below telling us your favorite type of book to read. Next, like the Gone Reading Facebook page! Deadline to enter is June 25, 2014 at noon. One winner will randomly be selected from all entries.
Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. 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.

ICU EYEWEAR for Reading! Also make great Graduation Gifts!

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Do you need Reading Glasses? I do and it is tough to find stylish ones that are also high quality. Well, that is no longer a problem for me since I have discovered ICU Eyewear.  Looking for readers that are unique, stylish and innovative? Find a happy medium between contemporary style and classic sophistication, with great readers from ICU Eyewear.  These frames are more than just another pair of readers but, an unique style that stands out in the crowd and make for a truly special gift! I received the Cat Eye Animal Temples in Blue and the Women’s Oval Floral Pattern styles and I love them both! They are stylish and the Cat Eye Animal Temples are my favorite! They are made of Acetone and are high quality. They don’t seem flimsy at all! Most reading glasses that I have tried in the past do not last long because they aren’t very durable. The Cat Eye Animal Temples retail for $54.95. The Women’s Oval Floral Pattern style is very pretty and made out of plastic but also seem to be durable and they retail for $23.95. I just love all the variety of styles! They also have Reading Glasses for Men and my husband received the Men’s Acetate Rectangle style in Slate/Brown. They retail for $54.95. My husband quickly told me that these are the best reading glasses he has ever owned! He loves the quality and that they are comfortable.

Check out these and many other styles at ICU Eyewear! They really are a Must-Have!


Self Disclosure: I received free Reading glasses to facilitate this feature but any opinions expressed are my own.

Hello, Bali A Kids Yoga Island Adventure Book Written by Giselle Shardlow and Illustrated by Emily Gedzyk

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I’m not the best at Yoga but I do try and I really enjoyed teaching my son at a young age. Now, does he still do Yoga? (He’s 10 now) but hope to get back to teaching him again soon. Hello, Bali is a delightful book for younger children and I love that it even includes a list of kids yoga poses. Even those who are not familiar with yoga, will be able to learn these poses. It’s a fun book for kids and they will enjoy following Anamika (one of the Yoga Kids) on her adventure in Bali, Indonesia. I also love that it is an educational book and includes a Parent-Teacher Guide and even a Map of Bali. My son enjoyed checking out the map. Best for younger children ages 2-5 but can also be appreciated by anyone who likes yoga. Highly recommend this book. You can find it at

Self Disclosure: I received this book for free to facilitate this review but all opinions expressed are truthful.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents “Legends” Giveaway Opportunity!

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Who wants to go to the Circus? We have teamed up with our friends at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey for a summer time giveaway! We have two weekday vouchers to give away to one winner! 

Iconic Ringling Bros. stars meet fabled mythological creatures at the place where legends live…The Greatest
Show on Earth®! Experience unimaginable family fun, as amazing circus athletes perform awe-inspiring
feats of daring, spectacles of strength and thrills of wonder in a celebration of the LEGENDS that have
captured imaginations for centuries. Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson guides Paulo the Legend Seeker on
his quest to discover real, living circus legends from around the world…along the way encountering the
fantastical Pegasus, a Unicorn and the remarkable Woolly the Mammoth!

See all the info in our Featured Events!

Leave a comment below telling us your favorite thing about the Circus! Deadline to enter is June 26, 2014 at noon! One winner will randomly be selected from all entries!

Self Disclosure: We received two weekday vouchers for free for this giveaway.

BARNEY®: A SUPER-DEE-DUPER DAY It's A Dino-Sized Summer Celebration With BarneyR And His Playground Friends! Available Only On DVD July 15, 2014 From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment


It’s a Tee-Riffic day for friends big and small as they celebrate the summer with Barney® in the all-new movie Barney: A Super-Dee-Duper Day available only on DVD July 15, 2014 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment.  Retails for $9.98.


Trusted by moms and adored by children, Barney displays sharing, caring, imagination, dancing and learning on television, online and through live events, home entertainment, toys and publishing. Barney is celebrating over 25 years of love and friendship with the Barney 25 Million Hugs campaign. Barney is inviting fans of all ages to help him reach his goal of sharing 25 million Barney hugs around the world through the site and via email, Facebook and Twitter.



When Barney takes his friends on a dino-sized adventure, everyone has a Super-Dee-Duper Day! Barney encourages everyone to use their imaginations to remember the lessons they learned during their super Sports Day in the park showing them that sometimes the most rewarding activities are the most simple. From playing ball and hopscotch to riding bikes, playing basketball and much more, Barney, BJ, Baby Bop and Riff show how the power of friendship makes everything fun!


  • BJ’s Batting Cage Counting Game
  • I Love You Karaoke Music Video



Year of Production: 2014
Title Copyright: © 2014 Lyons Partnership, L.P.  The Barney name and character, related characters and the overlapping dino spots and Barney and star logos are trademarks of Lyons Partnership, L.P.  Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off. and other countries.

Type: TV on DVD

Rating: Not Rated

Genre: Children/Family

Age Target: 1-4 years old

Subtitles: NA

Closed Captioned: English

Feature Run Time: 56 minutes

Format: 4×3 Full Screen (1.33:1)

Audio Status: English and Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital

Program Website:


Twitter: @DinoMiteBarney


We have teamed up for a giveaway! One winner will win the DVD! To enter leave a comment below telling us a fun summer activity with your kids! Nest, “like” the Barney Facebook Page (link above!) Deadline to enter is June 24, 2014 at noon. One winner will randomly be selected form all entries.

Self Disclosure: No compensation has been received to facilitate this feature/giveaway.

Pure & Essential Dead Sea Mud Mask All Natural Ingredients!


I love how this mask gently exfoliates and leaves my skin feeling soft. It’s simple to use and washes off very easily, not like some other mud masks I have used in the past. I also like that it is not rough on my skin. I’ve used it for over a two week period and although I don’t notice major results, I do notice that my skin feels softer and less oily on my forehead and nose. It is great to see these results after two weeks. I also have sensitive skin so tha fact that this works great on my skin is a real plus. I do recommend this one and even my husband tried it and likes it. 

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Details about the product provided by Pure & Essential Minerals.

  • DEAD SEA MUD HAS BEEN RENOWNED FOR CENTURIES AS A NATURAL BEAUTY REMEDY! – Dead Sea Mud contains more than 21 skin-reviving minerals including magnesium, calcium, sulfur, bromide, iodine, sodium, zinc and potassium. These essential minerals are present in our bodies, but are lost as we get older. These minerals are known to treat, detoxify, and cleanse our skin, to keep it looking young and refreshed

THE BENEFITS OF THIS MUD MASK ARE COUNTLESS! Anti-aging properties tighten pores promoting young, healthy natural skin. Rich Dead Sea minerals clean, heal, soften and revitalize your skin for an all-day glow. Organic essential oils moisturize and hydrate your skin, helping to reduce wrinkles

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Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. 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.