Friday, February 17, 2017

I'm In Love With Merch Nerds!

Recently I was able to check out an online store called Merch Nerds. I love tshirts and that's mostly all I wear in the spring/summer. I started looking at all of the designs they had to offer and I had a hard time choosing one because they all looked great! I finally settled on a women's grey Memphis Music Shop Tee. I loved that I could choose from a variety of colors to taylor it to my style.

The first thing I do when I get new clothes is to wash them (and that is a test in itself because it shows you how well it's going to hold up). So, when I received the tee I put it in the wash. I was surprised at how well it held up, no fading and no issues with lettering! It looked as if it came right off the press! Next, I tried it on and it fit great!

It was snug in all the right places and loose where I needed it! The material was so soft I couldn't believe it, so I checked to see what it was made of. Cotton & Poly (52% cotton & 48% poly to be exact).

Here is a picture more "head on" so you can clearly see the print:

I wore it out doing errands and received several compliments on it! It's an extremely comfortable fit and a high quality item.

You can see all of their great collection here. You can also follow them on Facebook & Twitter to stay up with the latest news!

Their shirts are so unique, it makes a great gift!

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Monday, February 13, 2017

As Red As Blood Book Review

"Lumikki Andersson has made it a rule to stay out of things that do not involve her. She knows all too well that trouble comes to those who stick their nose where it doesn’t belong. But Lumikki’s rule is put to the test when she uncovers thousands of washed Euro notes hung to dry in her school’s darkroom and three of her classmates with blood on their hands. Literally. 

A web of lies and deception now has Lumikki on the run from those determined to get the money back—no matter the cost. At the center of the chaos: Polar Bear, the mythical drug lord who has managed to remain anonymous despite his lavish parties and notorious reputation. If Lumikki hopes to make it out alive, she’ll have to uncover the entire operation."
They say not to judge a book by it's cover but when I saw this I couldn't help it. I love the cover, it's intriguing and it drew me in.

I love a good mystery and there was certainly plenty of it in this book. It was pretty easy to follow the story & understand the characters. I read it rather quickly, although it is not a huge book. 

I feel that the story line was relevant all throughout the book, I do wish there were more "twists and turns" though. All in all, a good read!

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Purrfect Pairings For Your Cat!

My cats love wet food, but sometimes I worry that it's "junk" food, like us scarfing chips or something! I like to know that they can enjoy a savory food without it being harmful to them or their weight. I was excited to try the Solid Gold Purrfect Pairings Savory Mousse at mealtime for them. 

The texture is my favorite thing about it! There's no juice that falls over the counter when you're trying to open it, no horrible odor or chunks and it's easy to open. I love the "mousse" texture for them, to me it says "healthy", as if the company really took the time to allow kitties to "savor the flavor". When a company puts their heart into making food for my pets than I know my pets are in good hands!

I love that it's a holistic grain and gluten free food that's healthy for my cats. Made with 78% moisture it's a great dietary source of water as well.

I received a six pack from and my cats couldn't be happier, which makes me happy!

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Be Mine Giveaway

Be Mine Giveaway for families, kids and babies - Mommy Scene

I'm excited to bring you a fun giveaway from Mommy Scene filled with wonderful prizes for your family and cute little ones!

Prize Collection

Re-Play Valentine's Day Tableware Set
Yummi Pouch Brights Reusable Food Pouches
Pacific Baby 3-in-1 Insulated Baby Bottle (7 oz Cherries) + 1 piece Yellow and Green Straw Top
Taster pack of Amara Baby Food and reusable grocery bag
Four PaigeLauren Baby Caps and a Classic Layette Converter style of choice
Buttons Diapers Cloth Diaper Cover style of choice and Two Daytime Inserts
Handsocks Baby Mittens
One Infanteenie Beenie Newborn Hat (Excludes monogrammed items)
Cozy Blanket Pouch size and color of choice
NogginSeek Peek & Seek Rattle
Babo Botanicals Natural Kisses Lip Tint Trio
Thinkbaby Sunscreen
Bella B Foaming Face Wash and Nipple Nurture
Sleep Zzz Pillow for kids ages 3+
The Shrunks Indoor Tuckaire Toddler Travel Bed

Enter to Win these Valentine's Day Inspired Family Essentials!

This giveaway is coordinated by Mommy Scene, sponsored by the participating brands, and is open to US entries ages 18 and older. No purchase required to enter. One winner will be randomly chosen and contacted through e-mail, and their name displayed on the giveaway page after the giveaway ends on February 24, 2017. Mommy Scene and participating blogs are not responsible for fulfilling brand-sponsored prizes. Prizes will be shipped directly from each brand. Have fun and good luck!

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The Dog Who Was There - Book Review!

You all know that I am in love with animals! When I was given the chance to read "The Dog Who Was There" by Ron Marasco, I was in! I couldn't wait for the book to arrive and once it did I couldn't put it down!

Here is a little about the book:

"No one expected Barley to have an encounter with the Messiah. He was homeless, hungry, and struggling to survive in first century Jerusalem. Most surprisingly, he was a dog. But through Barley's eyes, the story of a teacher from Galilee comes alive in a way we've never experienced before.

Barley's story begins in the home of a compassionate woodcarver and his wife who find Barley as an abandoned, nearly-drowned pup. Tales of a special teacher from Galilee are reaching their tiny village, but when life suddenly changes again for Barley, he carries the lessons of forgiveness and love out of the woodcarver's home and through the dangerous roads of Roman occupied Judea.
On the outskirts of Jerusalem, Barley meets a homeless man and petty criminal named Samid. Together, Barley and his unlikely new master experience fresh struggles and new revelations. Soon Barley is swept up into the current of history, culminating in an unforgettable encounter with the truest master of all as he bears witness to the greatest story ever told."

There have been many books written on the story of Jesus, but none quite like this! It puts a new twist on the story, a different view & adds a loving animal!

The book is so well written that I couldn't put it down! It has such a sweet message for the reader and really draws you in. Since it's written from an all together different angle it can appeal to so many readers. It's extremely heart warming and very touching. It's one of those books you think about days after finishing it!

I give this book an A+ and recommend that anyone read it!

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