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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Fit Snack December Monthly Box Review

What's in a Fit Snack box?

Each Fit Snack box is packed with the most delicious and healthiest products on the market. We strive to include a diverse experience of full and sample size items that are as good as they are good for you.

Every box is different - half the fun is getting the mystery box of goodies delivered to your door each month.

What's in Fit Snack's December Monthly Box:

Next By Nature

Dark Chocolate covered Gogi Berries, yes please! Next by Nature was our #1 pick and we had to share. Gluten-Free, lower sugar, and full of antioxidants.

Ground 2 Table Spices

Ground 2 Table's organic spice blends are flavor kits deliver exceptional flavor without depending on added salt, sugar, artificial flavoring or GMOs.

Fuel 100 Electro Bites

Fuel 100 Electro-Bites replaces calories and electrolytes that are paramount to achieving fitness goals. Unique in both flavor and texture. Try Apple Cinnamon this month!

Detour Smart Bar

Whole grain oatmeal mixed with coconut and almond chunks and finished with a yogurt drizzle in this delicious fiber-rich, low sugar bar.

Manitoba Harvest Protein

Manitoba Harvest HempPro 70 is the world's first water soluble hemp protein, meaning you can mis it with any drink. In Original, Chocolate or Vanilla flavors, it's delicious in smoothies, yogurt or oatmeal. 

Salad Power Vegetable Drink

Salad Power is the world's first drinkable salad! Every bottle contains a superfood veggie salad blend. Drink Your Salad & Enjoy!

Enerchi Bites

Enerchi Bites is celebrating healthier and more nutritious snacking one bite at a time.

Yummari Endurance Bites

 Try other delicious flavors and get great deals by supporting Yummari's launch campaign at plumalley.co/campaings/yummari

Four Points Nutrition Bar

Fourpoints uses unique, raw, premium ingredients in specific ratios to support REAL long term energy, Wherever you Play.

My Review:
Love this months box! With all the holiday goodies I've been eating lately, I'm excited to have so many healthy options to get back on track. This months box was jammed packed full of healthy snacks. What a terrific way to kick off the New Year!

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Monday, December 28, 2015

Piping Rock Essential Oils Review

We proudly offer you our ever-growing selection of products designed to help you achieve your healthy lifestyle goals at the lowest cost to you. We strive to make sure everything you need to reach the bliss of health and happiness is right at your fingertips… and we mean everything! From traditional supplements to exotic herbs, holistic oils and more, we feature the products you’re looking for and ones you simply won’t find anywhere else.

To put it simply, Piping Rock is the one-stop-shop for health-conscious consumers…


Found throughout much of the Northern Hemisphere, pine is an evergreen tree with thin needles as its primary foliage. There are countless uses for pine trees, but its calling card is the unique scent of its needles: A clean, bracing fragrance that promotes clarity, relaxation and rejuvenation.

Plant Part Used
Needle

Extraction Method
Steam distillation

Aroma
Medium. Woody, cool, crisp, and clean.

Benefits
Revitalizing and invigorating. Soothing and occasional stress releasing. Enlivens the senses.


Native to the Mediterranean, oregano is a perennial flowering plant that is related to marjoram, as well as other herbs in the Lamiaceae family, including basil, mint and thyme. Its small oval foliage, along with the entire plant, can be steam-distilled to make its essential oil. Oregano's fragrance is camphoraceous, warm and earthy with a notable spiciness.

Plant Part Used
Flowering plant

Extraction Method
Steam distillation

Aroma
Medium. Spicy and herbaceous.

Benefits
Calming and refreshing. Promotes uplifting joy and clarity.


Originating in Southeast Asia, cinnamon bark is harvested from its tall namesake tree. While the inner bark is the source of one variety of essential oil, cinnamon leaves form the basis of another. Cinnamon bark oil has a warm, sweet fragrance that is closely associated with its familiar dry spice incarnation. Naturally, cinnamon is found in various cuisines the world over, and, given its reputation as a "hot" spice, is best used sparingly.

Plant Part Used
Bark

Extraction Method
Steam distillation

Aroma
Strong. Sweet, dry and spicy.

Benefits
Elevates, calms and comforts. Promotes emotional warmth and eases occasional stress and fatigue. Supports focus. Ignites the passions.


Perhaps one of the most popular oil blends in aromatherapy, Thief's Oil is a perfectly balanced blend of Lemon, Rosemary, Clove and Eucalyptus Oils. Based off the time-old concoction known as "Four Thieves Vinegar," Thief's Oil has a rich history of use dating back to the Dark Ages in Europe. The oils chosen for this popular blend sport cleansing properties, making it a natural, chemical-free alternative to store-bought toxic household cleaners.

Plant Part Used
Lemon rinds, Clove flower buds, Eucalyptus leaves and twigs, Rosemary sprigs

Extraction Method
Lemon: Cold pressed; Clove, Eucalyptus, & Rosemary: Steam distillation

Aroma
Strong. Spicy and earthy, with notes of licorice.

Benefits
Uplifting and energizing. Helps cleanse negative emotions and ease feelings of fear and doubt.


Presented in an ideal proprietary blend of Vanilla essential oil and jojoba oil, our Vanilla Blend affordably delivers vanilla benefits without breaking the bank (vanilla is the second-most expensive spice in the world!). Experience the sensory bliss of our Vanilla Blend in a tranquil bath or romantic massage, and discover why vanilla is one of the world’s most valuable and prized essential oils.

Plant Part Used
Bean

Extraction Method
Solvent

Aroma
Medium. Mellow and full-bodied with warm, earthy and sweet notes.

Benefits
Helps ease occasional stress and instill tranquility. Inspires feelings of passion.


Ah, coffee... there are some of us that can't imagine starting our day without a nice, steamy cup o' joe. Derived from the familiar coffee bean, this oil boasts the robust aroma of a fresh mug of your favorite coffee that both invigorates as it warms your body and mind.

Plant Part Used
Beans

Extraction Method
Cold-pressed

Aroma
Medium. Rich and robust with smoky undertones, reminiscent of a freshly brewed pot of coffee.

Benefits
Invigorating, uplifting and warming. Encourages a healthy sense of well-being and mental alertness.

My Review:
Piping Rock Essential Oils are amazing! I've been sick for about four days now and without Piping Rock Essential Oils I probably wouldn't be able to type this right now. I've been so stuffy, congested and coughing non stop and the only thing that has helped is Piping Rock's My 4 Thiefs Essential Oil, Pine Needle 100% Pure Essential Oil and Oregano 100% Pure Essential Oil. I've pretty much had my diffuser running nonstop with at least one of these oils over the last four days. My kids and husband are sick as well so I love that they are also reaping the benefits of these oils since the oils are in the air in the entire house. Piping Rock Essential Oils are qulity oils and it's a quality you can see with the first few drops out of the bottle. They smell very strong like all quality oils should but they also work wonders. They've helped relieve my symptoms and have me on the mend. 

When I'm not sick one of my favorite oils by Piping Rock is their Cinnamon Bark 100% Pure Essential Oil. It smells amazing and is a wonderful natural way to bring some fragrance into your home. If you're looking for a cinnamon fragrance this is the oil for you. I also love Piping Rock's Vanilla Essential Oil Blend and Coffee 100% Pure Essential Oils. They will make your home smell amazing and they offer wonderful health benefits as well. Before you buy another chemical filled air freshener make sure you try these wonderful oils by Piping Rock for an all natural way to freshen your home and improve your health!

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The Rhyme Bible Storybook for Little Ones by L. J. Sattgast Book Review

The Rhyme Bible Storybook for Little Ones
by L. J. Sattgast (Author), Laurence Cleyet-Merle (Illustrator)

Book Description
The fun-time, anytime, read-aloud Bible rhyme!

Boys and girls love the soothing sounds of rhyme. Now toddlers have a rhyming Bible created just for them! From the story of creation to the resurrection of Jesus, this is the perfect choice for parents who want to introduce their toddlers to the Word of God. Joyful pictures and classic stories told in vivid verse make this a sure favorite that will entertain your young ones and teach them biblical lessons that last a lifetime.

My Review:
The Rhyme Bible Storybook for Little Ones by L. J. Sattgast is adorably cute! The Rhyme Bible Storybook for Little Ones by L. J. Sattgast teaches Biblical lessons to toddlers through rhyme. The illustrations are beautiful and keep my toddler's attention throughout the book. I love that The Rhyme Bible Storybook for Little Ones by L. J. Sattgast is a board book because that means I can let my toddler look at it without worrying that it will get destroyed. This is the perfect way to introduce toddlers to stories throughout the Bible.

You can find The Rhyme Bible Storybook for Little Ones Board book by L. J. Sattgast on AmazonBarnes and Noble and other bookstores.

Disclosure: I received product(s) for free, in exchange for my honest review. I only recommend products I've used personally, and believe will be good fit for consumers.

Strong and Kind by Korie Robertson Book Review

Strong and Kind: And Other Important Character Traits Your Child Needs to Succeed
by Korie Robertson (Author), Chrys Howard (Contributor), Willie Robertson (Contributor)

Book Description
It's never been more important to teach your children well. What America needs today are parents who don't just say they value these virtues but who live them and passionately and boldly teach them to their children. It's up to me and you and every parent in America to make the necessary changes to give our children the opportunity to change the world. We do that by instilling good character traits in them so that they will be capable of being the adults our world needs - Korie Robertson. Many parents want to see positive character traits in their children but wonder how to instill them. As stars of the hit reality-TV show Duck Dynasty, Korie and Willie Robertson receive loads of letters and messages from fans asking how they've raised such good kids. As they will tell you, 'it isn't always easy, but raising kids with good character is possible.' A straight-forward, practical approach to parenting, Strong and Kind helps you identify the character traits you want to see in your children and gives you the tools for putting them in place. Besides strength and kindness other character traits include: Self-Control, Honesty, Compassion, Patience, Joyfulness, Loyalty, Humility. By modeling positive traits, with confidence, consistency, creativity, unity, and in truth and love, you can increase the chances of your kids catching on. At the end of the day, the Duck Dynasty stars say the most important thing you can do for your children is what they do at the end of every episode: hand them over to God in prayer. Flap Copy: What Legacy Will You Pass Down To The Next Generation? 'After being a parent for twenty years, I have come to believe that the most important thing for parents to decide-more important than bottle or breastfeeding, more important than co-sleeping or sleep training, and even more important than whether to put your child in day care or become a stay-at-home parent - is what values are important to your family and how you will go about instilling those values in your children.'. Strong and Kind Korie Robertson - with the help of her mom, Chrys Howard, and with insights and stories from her husband, Willie - introduces nine character traits that children need in order to lead a successful life. And though there are no perfect parents or perfect children, Korie shares principles-based on biblical wisdom and time-tested practices-that will help you parent your own one-of-a-kind child.

About the Author
Korie Robertson is a New York Times bestselling author, the wife of Duck Commander® CEO Willie Robertson and star of A&E's Duck Dynasty. A mother of five, Korie balances family life and her role at Duck Commander with several ventures of her own, including her retail store Duck & Dressing, overseeing licensing for the family's brands and philanthropic work with a children's home in the Dominican Republic, Help One Now and adoption and foster care advocacy in Louisiana. Her writing credits include Duck Commander Devotions for Kids, The Women of Duck Commander: Surprising Insights from the Women Behind the Beards About What Makes This Family Work, Faith Commander: Living Five Values from the Parables of Jesus and The Duck Commander Family: How Faith, Family, and Ducks Built a Dynasty.

My Review:
Strong and Kind: And Other Important Character Traits Your Child Needs to Succeed by Korie Robertson is an amazing book that all parents should read! I love that this book focuses on being strong and kind and raising strong and kind children. I also love that this book shares principles-based on biblical wisdom. Character is so important to teach children. This book is beautifully written and perfect for aiding in raising strong and kind children. I enjoyed how this book talks about being a good role model because being a good role model is a major factor in raising children that will leave a positive impact on others. I think every parent needs a few parenting books in their library and this is definitely one of them. I highly recommend this book!

You can find Strong and Kind by Korie Robertson on AmazonBarnes and Noble and other bookstores.

Disclosure: I received product(s) for free, in exchange for my honest review. I only recommend products I've used personally, and believe will be good fit for consumers.

Before Ever After: The Lost Lectures of Walt Disney’s Animation Studio by Don Hahn Book Review

Before Ever After: The Lost Lectures of Walt Disney’s Animation Studio 
by Don Hahn  (Author), Tracey Miller-Zarneke  (Author)

Book Description
Before Ever After is a treasury of rare and unpublished lecture notes, photographs and drawings which reflect the culture of learning that Walt Disney curated to raise the level of his artists in preparation for their first feature: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Walt hand-picked instructors from the renowned Chouinard Art Institute to hold classes on action and drawing.  He screened films for study.  He brought in talent from Architect Frank Lloyd Wright to choreographer George Balanchine to humorist Alexander Woollcott to teach and inspire his team.  The result is a stunning collection of transcripts and history which not only lay the artistic foundation for the animated art form, but also give us an intimate look inside the walls of Walt Disney's studio during a seminal and profoundly creative moment in time.

About the Author
Don Hahn is a writer/producer/director whose credits include the worldwide phenomenon The Lion King, the classic Beauty and the Beast, the first animated film nominated for a Best Picture Oscar and Maleficent starring Angelina Jolie.   Don's books on animation, art and creativity include the best seller Brain Storm, the acclaimed Drawn To Life: The Complete Works of Walt Stanchfield and the much anticipated Before Ever After: The Lost Lectures of Disney's Animation Studio.

Tracey Miller-Zarneke has become a key figure in the world of animation, way beyond her credited roles on the feature films such as Chicken Little and The Emperor's New Groove. She has authored eight books on the art of animation including The Art of Kung Fu Panda,  The Art of Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs and The Art of Planes.  Tracey served as editorial advisor on the landmark textbooks Producing Animation and Directing Animation.  She also serves on the Board of Directors of Women in Animation

My Review:
Before Ever After: The Lost Lectures of Walt Disney’s Animation Studio by Don Hahn and Tracey Miller-Zarneke is an amazing book! This is a must have for any Disney collector that is sure to add a bit of class and history to your collection. Each page is filled with Disney history and includes unpublished lecture notes, photographs and drawings. I love seeing the lecture notes and you really get insight into how dedicated Walt Disney truly was. The talent and dedication that you see throughout this book is amazing. Before Ever After: The Lost Lectures of Walt Disney’s Animation Studio by Don Hahn and Tracey Miller-Zarneke is a beautiful book for displaying Disney history!

You can find Before Ever After: The Lost Lectures of Walt Disney’s Animation Studio by Don Hahn on AmazonBarnes and Noble and other bookstores.

Disclosure: I received product(s) for free, in exchange for my honest review. I only recommend products I've used personally, and believe will be good fit for consumers.

An Animator's Gallery by David A. Bossert Book Review

An Animator's Gallery: Eric Goldberg Draws the Disney Characters 
by David A. Bossert (Author), Eric Goldberg (Illustrator)

Book Description
This whimsical, deluxe Art Deco-themed art book showcases Walt Disney characters in a style reminiscent of caricatures from the famed walls of Sardi's and The Brown Derby. Disney Supervising Animator and Director Eric Goldberg drew a little more than 200 stylized images in a collection that first debuted as a display within the Roy E. Disney Animation Building in Burbank, California. Now with An Animator's Gallery, the show comes right to you. Fans of all ages, and from all over, can enjoy Eric's playful portraits, starting with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and Mickey Mouse through characters from Frozen and Big Hero 6. Bonus sections will even feature some of the most beloved characters from Pixar.

About the Author
DAVID A.BOSSERT received a B.F.A. in Character Animation from Cal Arts School of Film.Mr. Bossert has been with The Walt Disney Company for more than thirty years.He has served as a producer, director, associate producer, artistic coordinator, visual effects supervisor, and effects animator on various films and is currently serving as the producer, creative director and head of Special Projects at Walt Disney Animation Studios. His film work includes The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, Pocahontas, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hercules, Fantasia/2000,and the Academy Award-nominated shorts Runaway Brain, Destino, and Lorenzo. Dave produced and directed the award-winning documentary on music in animation titled The Tunes Behind the Toons. He most recently wrote the biography Remembering Roy E. Disney: Memories and Photos of a Storied Life for Disney Editions, and is the co-author of Disney Animated, which was named iPad App of 2013 by Apple. 

ERIC GOLDBERG, supervising animator and director at the Walt Disney Animation Studios, has brought to life Aladdin's Genie, Hercules's Phil, The Princess and the Frog's Louis, and many more. Mr. Goldberg co-directed the Academy Award winning Pocahontas and directed two segments, "Rhapsody in Blue" and "The Carnival of the Animals, Finale," in Fantasia/2000. Most recently he led the hand-drawn animation team on the satirical short Get a Horse!,starring Mickey and friends, which debuted in theaters with Frozen. Before joining The Walt Disney Company in 1990, he founded and ran his own award-winning animation house, Pizazz Pictures, in London.

My Review:
An Animator's Gallery: Eric Goldberg Draws the Disney Characters by David A. Bossert is an incredible look into the playful drawings of many Disney Characters! This is a beautiful tribute to Eric Goldberg and is a perfect book for any collector. My family and I love flipping through this book and enjoy looking at all the different black and white drawings of the Disney characters. Thoughout this book are many beloved characters such as Mickey Mouse, Frozen characters, Snow White, Aladdin and many more. Amazingly Beautiful book for displaying!

You can find An Animator's Gallery by David A. Bossert on AmazonBarnes and Noble and other bookstores.

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Dali & Disney by David A. Bossert Book Review

Dali & Disney: Destino: The Story, Artwork, and Friendship Behind the Legendary Film 
by David A. Bossert (Author), Juan M. Sevillano (Introduction)

Book Description
A stunning tribute to the lifelong friendship and collaboration of Salvador Dali and Walt Disney. In 1945, the two began working on a project together, intended to be a short animated film called Destino. Dali partnered with Disney Legend John Hench to storyboard the film, but production was brought to a halt because of financial difficulties. Over fifty years later, Walt's nephew Roy E. Disney decided to give it new life. The film went on to be nominated for an Academy Award in 2004 . This volume showcases all 150 pieces of art created by Dali and Hench. Also, the sole piece of animation art that was filmed in 1946 is showcased in a series of images explaining how it was digitally cut apart, restored and then reassembled for the 2003 completed film version.

About the Author
DAVID A. BOSSERT received a B.F.A. in Character Animation from CalArts School of Film in 1983. Mr. Bossert has been with the Walt Disney Company for nearly 30 years. He has served as a Producer, Director, Associate Producer, Artistic Coordinator, Visual Effects Supervisor and Effects Animator on various films and is currently serving as the Creative Director & Head of Special Projects at Walt Disney Animation Studios. His previous book, Remembering Roy E. Disney was published in 2013.

My Review:
Dali & Disney: Destino: The Story, Artwork, and Friendship Behind the Legendary Film by David A. Bossert is an amazing book on the lifelong friendship of  Salvador Dali and Walt Disney. This book is amazing! It's filled with 150 pieces of artwork created by Dali and Hench. It also includes images explaining how it was digitally cut apart, restored and then reassembled for the 2003 completed film version. This is a must have book for any Dali and Disney collector and would make a beautiful coffee table book and conversation starter. Very beautiful book!

You can find Dali & Disney by David A. Bossert on AmazonBarnes and Noble and other bookstores.

Disclosure: I received product(s) for free, in exchange for my honest review. I only recommend products I've used personally, and believe will be good fit for consumers.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back So You Want to Be a Jedi? by Adam Gidwitz Book Review

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back So You Want to Be a Jedi? 
by Adam Gidwitz  (Author)

Book Description
Acclaimed, New York Times best-selling author Adam Gidwitz delivers a captivating retelling of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back like you've never experienced before, infusing the iconic, classic tale of good versus evil with a unique perspective and narrative style that will speak directly to today's young readers while enhancing the Star Wars experience for core fans of the saga.

About the Author
Adam Gidwitz grew up in Baltimore. Now he lives in Brooklyn and teaches kids large and slightly less large at Saint Ann's School. Adam only writes about what he's experienced personally. So, while all of the strange, hilarious, and frightening things in A TALE DARK AND GRIMM really did happen to Hansel and Gretel, they also happened to Adam. Of course, if you've ever had a childhood, they've probably happened to you, too.

My Review:
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back So You Want to Be a Jedi? by Adam Gidwitz is a terrific book for young readers! I love the unique perspective and narrative style of Adam Gidwitz! This book takes you through it as if you are Luke Skywalker and who doesn't want to be Luke Skywalker?! If you're looking for a good book to encourage children to read this is it! Another amazingly awesome thing about this book is that in between each chapter are real world lessons on how to become a Jedi. My favorite lesson is the lesson on anger. I loved this book and highly recommend it!

You can find Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back So You Want to Be a Jedi? 
by Adam Gidwitz on AmazonBarnes and Noble and other bookstores.

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Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Beware the Power of the Dark Side! by Tom Angleberger Book Review

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Beware the Power of the Dark Side!
by Tom Angleberger (Author)

Book Description
Acclaimed, New York Times best-selling author Tom Angleberger delivers a captivating retelling of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi like you've never experienced before, infusing the iconic, classic tale of good versus evil with a unique perspective and narrative style that will speak directly to today's young readers while enhancing the Star Wars experience for core fans of the saga.

My Review:
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Beware the Power of the Dark Side! by Tom Angleberger is an awesome book! This is definitely one of those books that kids won't want to put down. Even I was so into the book I didn't want to put it down. This is a wonderful book for kids age 8-12. I love the humor thrown in by the author throughout the book. The writing is terrific and the characters are similar to the ones we've come to know in the movie. What I love most about this book is that it takes you much deeper than any movie could. It get's the reader involved and is a terrific book for those that love Star Wars or those just getting to know the beloved Star Wars Series.  

You can find Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Beware the Power of the Dark Side! by Tom Angleberger on AmazonBarnes and Noble and other bookstores.

Disclosure: I received product(s) for free, in exchange for my honest review. I only recommend products I've used personally, and believe will be good fit for consumers.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Star Wars: A New Hope The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy by Alexandra Bracken Book Review - #HGG

Star Wars: A New Hope The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy
by Alexandra Bracken

Book Description
The galaxy is at war. 

Although the Rebel Alliance has won a few battles against the Empire, hope is fading. The Empire is about to finish building the greatest weapon the galaxy has ever seen-the Death Star. The rebels' only chance to defeat it now lies in the unlikely hands of a princess, a scoundrel, and a farm boy. . . . 

Acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Bracken delivers a captivating retelling of Star Wars: A New Hope like you've never experienced before. Since the premier of the original film, Princess Leia, Han Solo, and Luke Skywalker have become iconic, larger-than-life characters. The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy takes a deeper look at these three heroes as they join forces to defeat the evil that threatens their entire galaxy.

About the Author
Alexandra Bracken is the New York Times bestselling author of The Darkest Minds and Never Fade. Born and raised in Arizona, she moved east to study history and English at the College of William & Mary in Virginia. Alex now lives in New York City, where you can find her hard at work on her next novel in a charming little apartment that's perpetually overflowing with books.

My Review:
Star Wars: A New Hope The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy by Alexandra Bracken in a wonderful book! I love Star Wars and up until now have only ever watched the movies but reading this book is a real treat. I love that the Princesses part is told from her point of view. It goes much deeper into the characters and there's so much more story line in this book than in the movie. This book is beautifully written and is sure to be loved by any star wars fan!

You can find Star Wars: A New Hope The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy
by Alexandra Bracken on AmazonBarnes and Noble and other bookstores.

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The Story of Diva and Flea by Mo Willems Book Review - #HGG

The Story of Diva and Flea
by Mo Willems  (Author), Tony DiTerlizzi (Illustrator)

Book Description
Diva, a small yet brave dog, and Flea, a curious streetwise cat, develop an unexpected friendship in this unforgettable tale of discovery.

For as long as she could remember, Diva lived at 11 avenue Le Play in Paris, France. For as long as he could remember, Flea also lived in Paris, France-but at no fixed address. When Flea fl neurs past Diva's courtyard one day, their lives are forever changed. Together, Diva and Flea explore and share their very different worlds, as only true friends can do.

About the Author
Mo Willems, a number one New York Times best-selling author and illustrator, has been awarded a Caldecott Honor on three occasions (for Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, and Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity). Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! was also an inaugural inductee into the Indies Choice Picture Book Hall of Fame. The celebrated Elephant & Piggie early-reader series has been awarded the Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal on two occasions (for There Is a Bird on Your Head! and Are You Ready to Play Outside?) as well as garnering four Honors (for We Are in a Book!, I Broke My Trunk!, Let's Go for a Drive! and A Big Guy Took My Ball!).

Tony DiTerlizzi, a number-one New York Times best-selling author and illustrator, created the middle-grade series The Spiderwick Chronicles with Holly Black, which has sold millions of copies, been translated into more than 30 languages and made into a feature film. He won a Caldecott Honor for illustrating The Spider & The Fly, and in 2014 he teamed up with Lucasfilm to retell the original Star Wars trilogy in a picture book featuring artwork by Academy award-winning concept artist, Ralph McQuarrie. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts with his wife, daughter and dog, Mimi.

My Review:
The Story of Diva and Flea by Mo Willems is a wonderfully cute and unforgettable tale of discovery. Diva the dog, a flee the streetwise cat form an unlikely friendship forms. My daughter absolutely loves this book. I love that it's a chapter book and is a great way to introduce children to chapter books because they chapters are fairly short and fun to read. The illustrations throughout the book are adorable and go right along with the story. This is a terrific book and would make a perfect gift for children ready to begin reading chapter books!

You can find The Story of Diva and Flea Hardcover
by Mo Willems on AmazonBarnes and Noble and other bookstores.

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Cloud Country by Bonny Becker Book Review - #HGG

Cloud Country (Pixar Animation Studios Artist Showcase)
by Bonny Becker (Author), Noah Klocek  (Author, Illustrator)

Book Description
Sitting there, among the clouds, looking down and day dreaming is... a little cloudlet. Gale would like nothing more than to make one real cloud shape. But instead, she creates something different. Wait until all of Cloud Country finds out!

About the Author
Bonny Becker is the author of many award-winning picture books and middle-grade novels, including the New York Times bestselling A Visitor for Bear, illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton.

Noah Klocek is an art director at Pixar Animation Studios, and he's worked on such films as Brave, Up, and WALL-E. He's currently working on Inside Out.

My Review:
Cloud Country by Bonny Becker is an adorable children's book! The illustrations are both whimsical and relaxing, making it a perfect story for bedtime. Gale the cloudlet has a hard time making cloud shapes like her cloud friends. She tries and tries to create cloud shapes like her friends but simply cannot. Little does she know she was destined for something greater. My kids thoroughly enjoy this book and often ask to read it for their bedtime story. I love how well written this book is and that the illustrations match the words on the page beautifully. What a wonderful book!

You can find Cloud Country by Bonny Becker on AmazonBarnes and Noble and other bookstores.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Soothe Massage-On-Demand App & Mobile Service Arrives in Boston & Philadelphia!


Soothe Massage-On-Demand App & Mobile Service Arrives in Boston & Philadelphia!

Boston and Philadelphia residents can finally relax thanks to Soothe, just in time for the winter holiday. Soothe is a revolutionary new massage-on-demand app and mobile service that allows clients to book a same-day massage from licensed and vetted massage therapists in the privacy of their home, office, or hotel room.


Soothe's service connects clients to over 2000 licensed, vetted and insured massage therapists who come to the their location and deliver a 5-star service. Appointments are offered between the hours of 8 am until midnight every day of the week, with fixed prices of $99 (60 minute), $139 (90 minute), and $169 (120 minute) per person, regardless of the type of massage selected.

To get started, the client downloads the iOS or Android app (soothe.com/app), then selects what type of massage is desired, the treatment length, and gender of the therapist. After entering the address of service and any notes about parking issues, the client enters the credit card for billing. Soothe then sends a confirmation to the customer's email. For clients who cannot download the app, they can book via soothe.com, which is available 24-7, or call a toll-free number (800.960.7668) during business hours.

In addition to offering massage for individuals and couples, Soothe offers chair massage services for corporate and special events, where a team of therapists can be present on site for a specific number of hours to service a group of individuals.

Soothe currently serves Los Angeles, Orange County, New York, Chicago, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Austin, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Washington D.C., Seattle, Dallas, Fort Worth, Vancouver (British Columbia), Boston and Philadelphia.

Check out my review of Soothe's services by clicking HERE.

Use code LVN30 to recieve $30 off your first massage!

Click HERE to book your massage today or download the app via the iOS or Android store. (soothe.com/app)

You can also call 800.960.7668 to book an appointment.

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