Friday, July 21, 2017

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Book Review & Giveaway

****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.The products mentioned below have been provided by Ripley's Believe It or Not! for the review & giveaway free of charge.****

Like crazy, creepy, gross and interesting things? Then mark your calendars for August 29th,2017 because the newest edition to the Ripley's book collection is hitting shelves near you. The newest book is called "Shatter Your Senses" featuring 256 pages packed with facts and photos that are sure to capture your imagination and send some of your senses on a ride. To achieve shattering your senses Ripley has included different articles and stories to go with each of the five senses, for example for smell you'll learn about how they sell fresh air in bags to tourists in Guangdong Province, China.



Ripley likes to keep up with events and stories that have happened recently so not only will you find articles about things that have happened in the past such as the Wachee mermaids who have been performing since 1947 to things that happened within the last year such as Pokemon Go. This book has over 1,500 all new and all true stories to entertain and fascinate you. I've enjoyed this books for years, I remember buying them at the school book fair when I was younger so I am glad they are still publishing them because now my kids enjoy reading them as well. Some of the stories will make you go "Awwww" out loud, others will make you wrinkle your nose in disgust or feel a little queasy thinking about doing some of the crazy stunts yourself.



Depending on how fast you read, this book may take you a day to read or it could take several either way one thing is for sure and that is the fact you will be entertained the entire time you are reading it. The team at Ripley's did a fantastic job going out and finding stories, photographing everything and collecting information for this book. It is hard cover and it is a stunning blue, the eye on the front appears to be coming out of the book and it is actually a moving 3D image, the eye appears to follow you as you move the book. As always this book gets a ten out of ten from me and I highly recommend checking this book when it comes out. It retails for $28.95 US/$34.95 Canada. August 29th is still over a month away and I know not all Ripley's fans want to wait that long to get their hands on that book so I am giving one of you a chance to win a copy ahead of the release date.

Later this year I will also be stopping by the Ripley's Believe It or Not Hollywood Odditorium so keep an eye out for the review in November. 



PRIZE ALERT:
One lucky winner is going to receive a copy of "Shatter Your Senses" by Ripley's Believe It or Not!

This is open to US & Canadian Residents ONLY! Please remember if you DO NOT leave a comment on this blog post as your mandatory entry into the giveaway then all of your entries will be void. Doing the Daily entries will increase your chance of winning. Winners have 72 hours to respond to the notification email!
 
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Giveaway entry question: Have you read any of their past books or have you watched the show?

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Find deals & savings with Groupon!

****This is a paid post for Groupon, I was asked to select a vendor I personally enjoy shopping with to feature.My honest opinion was used, those opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.****

Just like having kids, pets can get pretty expensive as well between food, toys, vet bills, bedding and more the costs really add up so it is nice to save a few dollars where ever you can. Groupon is a great way to find deals and promotions from some of your favorite stores that you may not be aware are available and you are able to find and access them for free on Groupon.

The store I selected for this promo post is Petco and the Groupon page for them can be found by clicking Here. I don't subscribe to the Petco newsletter so I don't usually know what sales they are having instead I usually go to the pet store closest to my house unless I know there is a good deal. Thankfully since I checked out the Groupon link for this promo I spotted that they are having a 25% off sale on all Ferret supplies which is perfect because my ferrets are almost out of food and litter so this would be a great time to stock up.

 

Along with finding great deals that your local brands are offering you can also purchase coupons and offers, the other day I purchased a $10 Dunkin Donuts gift card through Groupon for only $5. Since my fiance and I drink coffee often I thought it was a pretty good deal. Head on over to Groupon and see what deals are in store for you!


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Almondina Giveaway & Review!

****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.The products mentioned below have been provided by Almondina for the review & giveaway free of charge.****

Almondina has a new toasted almond thin baked snack line called Toastees, their thin backed snacks are like thin sweet cookies. At only 69 calories per serving (about seven slices) it is a delicious and light snack for on the go, paired with yogurt or even with cheese. These snacks contain no cholesterol, dairy, preservatives, added fats or salts. They do have almonds and egg whites so if you are allergic to either one I'd avoid eating these.

       

For my review I received three out of the four Toastees flavors they offer which are Cranberry Almond, Coconut Orange Almond and Sesame Almond. Each bag is 5.25oz and there is actually quite a bit included in each bag, after about a handful you will be full and satisfied. My favorite is the Cranberry Almond, the little pieces of cranberries in each baked thin is delicious with the almond slices. I also enjoyed the Sesame Almond thins, they have a unique and tasty flavor to them and they smell good. I do have to say I didn't like the coconut orange almond thins, they didn't smell appetizing to me and the taste was a bit bland for me which was a little disappointing but loving two out of the three flavors is pretty good. My kids also enjoy eating these at home and on the go.

                  

Each Toastee will have a different amount of almond pieces as you can see above, some have more some have less but they are all pretty flavorful. They are pretty crunchy, my fiance has sensitive teeth so he doesn't like eating his without milk or coffee to sofen them up a little to prevent his teeth from hurting, I on the other hand haven't had any issue with the crunch I am pretty happy with the texture of the thins. I opened my first bag about a week ago and still have a little over a quarter of the bag left and they still taste just like they did when I opened the bag. Overall I am pretty happy with these and would purchase them in the future. Toastees are being carried coast-to-coast by stores including all Sprouts Markets, Bed Bath & Beyond, Publix, Giant Eagle, Lowe’s Foods, Fairway Markets, Kroger Michigan, Amazon, Almondina.com  and others.

PRIZE ALERT:
One lucky winner will receive a prize pack containing six bags of Toastees. Prize Value (including shipping) $40

This is open to US Residents only (Excluding Hawaii & Alaska)! Please remember if you DO NOT leave a comment on this blog post as your mandatory entry into the giveaway then all of your entries will be void. Doing the Daily entries will increase your chance of winning. Winners have 72 hours to respond to the notification email!
 
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Giveaway entry question: Which flavor would you like to try? 

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Little bit of everything Giveaway!

School shopping lists have been sent out, Meet the Teachers nights have been planned and the summer is drawing to an end. While I have highly enjoyed this summer because of all the fun activities we've done I am excited for the summer to end because it means the temperature will start to descend. I am also excited because my fiance and I are getting married in October and I am working on a Wedding Prize Package giveaway! I am aiming to get as many wedding related products as I can for the giveaway prize including invites, a bouquet, and more and I can't wait to share it with all of you. It will be posted in Mid to late September to give me time to get everything together and ready. In the mean time I'd love if you could stop by my facebook page and vote for one of the three "Burning Moon's Wedding Guide" buttons that I have for posting at the top of each wedding related review I will be doing. Thank you!

As all of you know I love hosting giveaways so I won't make you wait until September for a fun new giveaway, that is simply too far away. Without further ado here is a giveaway for all of you to enjoy now!!!



PRIZE ALERT:
One lucky winner is going to receive the prize pack shown above. I picked out a book called "Hidden" that seems like it would be a good read and then I picked out some items to go along with it such as purple nail polish to match the book cover, a black velvet choker necklace with a heart gem to go with the romantic/gothic feel to the book and more!

This is open World Wide! Please remember if you DO NOT leave a comment on this blog post as your mandatory entry into the giveaway then all of your entries will be void. Doing the Daily entries will increase your chance of winning. Winners have 72 hours to respond to the notification email!
 
Giveaway winners are announced on FACEBOOK, If you would like to see who won my latest giveaways please visit and like my facebook page.
 

Giveaway entry question: What is a favorite book of yours or a favorite makeup product? 

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Chewy.com Review!

****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.The products mentioned below have been provided by Chewy.com for the review free of charge.****


My pup Sully Monster is quite spoiled and he absolutely loves it, what dog wouldn't? When the box with the Chewy.com label arrives his doggy senses start tingling to let him know a new treat has arrived. One of the last boxes I received came with Nature's Variety Instinct Healthy Cravings Dog Food Topper in the flavor chicken. It sells for $29.81 for a case of 24 packs that have 3oz of food topping.





If you had rice every night for dinner it would get pretty boring after a while if you don't have different toppings, sides, etc. so why should your dog eat the same thing over and over again? These toppers will help give your dog a bit of variety when it comes to their food and is a nice surprise treat for them. Each packet has just enough to go over a bowl of dog food and as you can see above it has some pretty hearty chunks in it. After a long day of playing fetch and swimming in the pool Sully worked up an appetite and couldn't wait to get inside to eat, he highly enjoyed the food topper.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Moe Moe Anime Shop Giveaway & Review!

****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.The products mentioned below have been provided by Moe Moe for the review & giveaway free of charge.****

As I've grown older I've grown to love bags, I have all different sizes, patterns and bags for just about everything. I enjoy switching my purse out from time to time as well as my makeup bag, but as you know not all bags are made the same. Some store bought makeup bags, purses, etc will fall apart easily vs how well handmade bags can stand up to a little roughness. An Etsy shop called Moe Moe sells a wide selection of coin purses, pencil cases, tote bags and more that are all hand sewn and are all well made. You can visit the Etsy link above or her main website link Here.





For a review I received a Beauty and the beast mini Tote Bag + a Harry Potter pencil case. The materials used are stronger than fabric, it feels more like a canvas bag than fabric type material. The beast tote has wide and secure handle straps for carrying your belongings, this bag would be perfect for books or using at the grocery store. It holds a lot of weight and does not feel like it will buckle under the pressure of holding heavy objects which is nice, plus you have beasts adorable face staring back at you. Inside of the tote is a light purple fabric with white dots which gives the bag a pinch of Belles elegance to the bag because it reminds me of her. The Harry Potter pencil case is the perfect size to use not only as a pencil case but a makeup bag as well, the inside has a layer of precious blue fabric with white stars. I can't find anything wrong or out of place with either product. Her tote bags range from $14.99-$16.99 and the pencil cases are $7.99-$10.99.

    

Prize Alert:
One lucky winner will receive a Card Captor Sakura Coin Purse & Frozen large pencil case, then a second winner will receive a Pokemon Keychain. All prize items are shown above.


This is open World Wide! Please remember if you DO NOT leave a comment on this blog post as your mandatory entry into the giveaway then all of your entries will be void. Doing the Daily entries will increase your chance of winning. Winners have 72 hours to respond to the notification email!
 
Giveaway winners are announced on FACEBOOK, If you would like to see who won my latest giveaways please visit and like my facebook page.
 

Giveaway entry question: What is another item from Moe Moe you'd like to own?

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GoSports Review!

****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.The products mentioned below have been provided by GoSports for the review free of charge.****

GoSports isn't just a sports equipment company, they also sell a wide variety of games that are fun for the whole family. I was recently sent a review box that contained a GoSports Premium Solid Wood 4 in a row game, GoSports Giant Toppling Tower with bonus rules, and a GoSports Mini over the door basketball hoop with 3 basketballs.





GoSports Premium Solid Wood 4 in a row game; The 4 in a row game comes with it's own carrying case, everything fits in it perfectly and it has handles to make transporting easy. I love that this game is completely made from wood it feels a lot more structurally sound than its plastic counter part. The stand itself is pretty tall and wide so you can see all the chips clearly, we haven't had any issues with putting this together, taking it apart to carry it or with playing it.

 


GoSports Giant Toppling Tower with bonus rules; The blocks for this game are huge! Does that look like one of my kids hands above? Due to the size of the block it would appear to be the hand of a small human however it is actually my hand. This toppling tower stands at 2.5 Feet tall and depending on how the blocks are stacked it will grow to five feet. What are the bonus rules? On the underside of each block there is a number that matches a sheet that comes with the game, each number has a different rule you must complete to go with the number you selected. You can choose to play with the rules or without it is completely up to you. This also comes with a handy carrying case that everything stores away into quite nicely.



GoSports Mini over the door basketball hoop; This comes with the pump you will need to inflate the balls along with everything you need to hang the basketball hoop over the door. To give my kids room to play I hung this up on my front door, you can see the hanger a bit from the outside but I don't mind because my kids have a blast playing with this basketball hoop. It fits onto almost any door frame and is very simple to get on and off, it simply slides right onto the door. You will need to assemble it when it first arrives but that only take a moment.So far it has held up and hasn't fallen down once, there is just the right amount of height between the ceiling and the hoop to get the ball in.

All of these GoSports products along with many more can be found on their Amazon shop page linked at the top of this post. Amazon is not affiliated with this review.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Janiebee Review & Giveaway!

****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.The products mentioned below have been provided by Janiebee for the review & giveaway free of charge.****

My son is four, he is at the stage where he doesn't need to take a nap every single day but naps can still be useful when he is being extra cranky due to going to bed late the night before. During the week I work a full time job and he stays in the care of a relative while I work, it is a bit of a pain to get him to nap anywhere but home so I wanted to test out a nap mat to see if it would help. Janiebee is a company that sells comfortable quilted nap mats, I was drawn to them because they offer several mink mats. My son is obsessed with soft blankets and pillows so I figured getting a mink nap mat would be a huge hit with him and boy was I right.





For my review I selected the "Samuel nap mat" which is a mat that has a Navy Mat top/bottom with a Platinum blanket and pillowcase it also includes Red ties straps and name plate with navy thread. The mat measures 21" wide and 53" long which is the perfect length, the blanket is just slightly wider than the mat by about two maybe three inches. The mat itself is padded and a pillow is included, the mat is completely washable and the pillow is removable for when you wash it. My son uses this nap mat for everything, he insists on it being on his bed at night and in the morning when it is time to go for the day so I can work it gets rolled up and brought with us so I've washed this a few times and it is still soft as can be and looks brand new.

The mat has a carry strap which makes it easy to transport when it is rolled up, above you can see how my son enjoys carrying this he thinks of it as his soft backpack and has rolled stuff animals up in it to go along on the journey. This mat has helped improve naps both in the house and out because he wants to lay on the soft blanket and mat. I adore this mat and I am so happy my son enjoys it as well. Along with mink mats Janiebee sells a number of other material mats, backpacks, lunch sacks and more. The nap mats can be purchased for $119.99 or you can get a promo mat for $89, or you can enter below for your chance to win your own nap mat of choice.

PRIZE ALERT:
One lucky winner is going to receive a mat of their choice (under $131.99) you can add a customized name.

This is open to US Residents ONLY! Please remember if you DO NOT leave a comment on this blog post as your mandatory entry into the giveaway then all of your entries will be void. Doing the Daily entries will increase your chance of winning. Winners have 72 hours to respond to the notification email!
 
Giveaway winners are announced on FACEBOOK, If you would like to see who won my latest giveaways please visit and like my facebook page.
 

Giveaway entry question: Which mat would you select if you won?

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Mama Lee's Bakery Review!

****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.The products mentioned below have been provided by Mama Lee's for the review free of charge.****


Macarons seem to have become quite popular over the last year or so and I can see why because they are quite adorable and come in a wide range of fun colors and flavors. Up until a few months ago I had never tried a macaron until my step-dad bought some and let everyone try them, I thought they were good but I knew they had to taste better being consumed within a few days of them being baked. Mama Lee's Bakery is a small business based out of  Atlanta, Georgia and her products can be bought online via their Etsy shop. Store owner Mama Lee sells vegan macarons, doughnuts, brownies and tarts. Pssst she also sells Mickey Mouse shaped macarons!!!!





Mama Lee's agreed to work together on a product review of some of her macarons, she offers fourteen delicious sounding flavors, I couldn't decide which sounded best so I told her to surprise me. When I received my package everything was boxed up beautifully, they came in a small white bakery box with string tied around it and everything was placed into the box with pink tissue paper.What flavor did I receive? I received Birthday cake complete with sprinkles in the filling. The macarons were a tiffany blue color and had sprinkle filling inside, each one was baked perfectly it had a nice crunch on the outside and was soft/chewy on the inside they were quite delicious. Each one had just the right amount of filling, there wasn't so much that it ruined the crunch to chew ratio and it wasn't so little you weren't able to taste it. My only complaint? How quickly they get devoured when several people are eating them, I wish I had more! I also wanted to mention that these are Gluten free, dairy free, egg free--totally vegan and wanted to let you know they are made in a kitchen which contains tree nuts, peanuts, soy, and/or wheat so if you have allergies that is something to be aware of. You can purchase a dozen for $25 plus shipping which is a really great price for macarons.

Honeysuckle & Lime Etsy Shop Review!

****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.The products mentioned below have been provided by Honeysuckle & Lime for the review free of charge.****
We were extremely lucky when we found our home, it has a small room when you first walk in which could be considered a den or secondary living room, we use this room as the kids playroom/TV room. The only issue with it being the kids room means there isn't a lot of room for furniture because they have plenty of toys and bookshelves that take up room so I am always on the look out for small yet comfortable furniture for their room. At the moment they only have one of those kids metal table/chair sets so I wanted to get something more welcoming and soft on their bottoms.





A great shop on Etsy called Honeysuckle & Lime sells an assortment of bean bag sacks, bags, and more. We had a set of bean bag chairs once upon a time ago which were store bought but they were complete garbage and started ripping apart after a month of use causing beans to go everywhere so I was excited these were made from a canvas type fabric that is thick yet soft. Each one is handmade with love by shop owner Ari. The thing that stands out the most with these bean bag covers is that she created them so they are double sacks, it has an inner bag which holds all of the beans and an outter bag which sits around the inner giving it double protection so no beans can escape. The inner bag can be opened or closed using a paper clip as shown above.






















 The bean bag covers ship from Australia so depending on where you are the covers might take several days to reach you but they are well worth the wait. You can request a customized bag with your child's name on it (Note; I have removed my children's names aside from first initial from the photos above) and you can request the logo on your child's bag be their favorite color. The covers also come in different sizes depending on your child's age, I received one of the larger sizes and my kids love it. As you can see from the photo above my son often likes to kick back and watch TV on his bean bag chair or take a nap on it. When purchasing a bean bag cover please note that it is just that a cover, you will not receive the beans that go inside these will need to be purchased separately. I found large bags at Joann's each bag was $24.99 but you can print out a coupon for 50% off on item which will help cut costs down, each cover took two bags. The covers are washable you can remove the inner bag from the outter or you can hand wipe them off with a rag. The materials used are sturdy and feel like they will last for several years, I am very happy with this product! The shop is currently on vacation until July 10th but be sure to stop by and check out everything she has to offer, she makes high quality kids products.