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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Abigail and the Sahara Adventure (review)

I was given a free e-book in order to facilitate my review, and the opinions expressed are my own!

I have read another e-book that you all might be interested in reading to your children and grandchildren! It's another addition in the Abigail adventure series, written by Tali Carmi and illustrated by Mindy Liang! In the previous Abigail adventure, Abigail went to the jungle and met a little boy. This time, she's at her grandparents' house, and she went up to their attic again. The bicycle was there! She spoke to the bicycle after looking at the book in the bike's basket, and the next thing that you know, she's off! She comes to a sandy area after she had passed some water in the ground, like an oasis. She meets a little girl from the area, and Abigail starts to talk with her. The little girl was out gather some water from the well but the well was dry. Abigail tells her of an area of water thatch saw on her way there. She took the girl and her father there, and lo and behold, there was water, not a mirage!

The little girl thanked her and gave her a bracelet! Then Abigail was off on the bicycle to head back to her grandparents. When she arrived back at her grandparents' house, she told them about her travels!  This was another interesting adventure e-book for the little ones--- the preschoolers, and for those who are starting to read! It would be a great book for someone's tablet or Kindle!

For more information on the book, check it out on Amazon !


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Children's E-book: Terry Treetop Saves The Dolphin by Tali Carmi (Review)

I was given a free e-book in order to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed are my own.

I'm reviewing another e-book written by Tali Carmi and illustrated by Mindy Liang. It's for the preschool age children, for those starting to read and for those who are being read to by their parents.

Terry, the young boy in the book, got his nickname Terry Treetop, from climbing up trees! He had decided to use his binoculars while up in the treetop while on summer vacation with his parents at a marine nature preserve. While he was looking around he saw a group of dolphins playing around in the water.  He climbed down to get their attention, and happened to get the attention of the little dolphin in the group.  Terry named him Dido. The little dolphin came closer to Terry and ended up getting caught up in a net that had been left in the water by a fisherman.  Terry Treetop looked around with his binoculars and saw a ranger. He got the ranger's attention, and the ranger was able to rescue the little dolphin. Roger, the marine nature preserve ranger, asked Terry Treetop if he wanted to play with the dolphins. The young boy reminded him of how he was when he was younger! They played with the dolphins, and Roger asked Terry if he'd be his helper for the week! Of course, he did!

It was a great book, and if I had a young child or a grandchild, I would definitely read it to them. I do recommend it!

It's available on Amazon.com !

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Mary J Blige: The London Sessions review

Disclosure: I received a digital copy of Mary J Blige's The London Sessions in order to facilitate the review. The options expressed are my own!


 I didn't know much about Mary J Blige's music until a recently, when I heard a Christmas song of hers, to be quite honest. (I think that the song had been offered through a particular coffee shop that shall remain nameless in this post.) I figured why not review a singer that I was not familiar with, and the review would not be jaded in any way! Mary J Blige newest collection of songs is out on the market as of yesterday! I love this album, I can relax to her music!

Mary J. Blige has once again confounded expectations and ventured into a new musical territory by
crossing the Atlantic to collaborate with some of this decade's most celebrated UK talent - including Disclosure, Eg White, Emile Sande, Jimmy Napes, Naughty BoySAM ROMANS, and Sam Smith - and recorded a new studio album, The London Sessions.  I had a hard time picking just one song that I liked! I seriously enjoyed the whole album, and if you asked me which song was a favorite----I would have to tell you "Therapy" and "Nobody But You". I was playing "Nobody But You" for my Dad yesterday, and I told him that he could have dedicated "Nobody But You" to Mom.
Mary's music is "Therapy"to my my ears.

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Here's a list of the songs on the album:
1) Therapy
2) Doubt
3) Not Loving You
4) When You're Gone
5) Right Now
6) My Loving
7) Long Hard Look
8) Whole Damn Year
9) Nobody But You
10) Pick Me Up
11) Follow
12) Worth My Time

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 You can buy The London Sessions via iTunes and via Amazon . Stop by Official Mary J Blige Website, for more about the album and Mary J Blige!
Follow Mary J Blige on Twitter: @maryjblige
Facebook: Mary J BligeYouTube
And if you are on Instagram:  Mary J Blige
 After listening to The London Sessions, I would recommend it for a Christmas present or a stocking stuffer! Check out her album, and you will agree!


Saturday, November 29, 2014

Nature's True Medicine Vitamin D3 Review

I know that when I'd asked my primary care physician to run a vitamin D level on me about 2 or 3 years ago, I had a strong feeling that I had a low level! If I can remember correctly, my Vitamin D level was 25, which is very low. I hadn't been out in the sun in awhile. I was having aches in my arms and legs and my fibromyalgia was acting up something fierce. I'm only 52 now,  and most of the people who I know that have vitamin D deficiencies are old enough to be a parent to me, if not older!

These days it seems that Vitamin D deficiencies aren't out of the ordinary, and you don't have to be geriatric age to have low levels! The fact that I learned from Nature's True Medicine Vitamin D3 is that Vitamin D is related to almost very age related disorder including cancer and chronic inflammation. Isn't Fibromyalgia a chronic inflammation problem? Well, I started out taking 2000 IU daily in the beginning, and have ended up to increasing it to around 4000 IU a day. If I have my Women's Vitamin 50+ , then I'm usually taking around 5000 IU daily after dinner. I'm not sure when my level will be checked again, but I was around 40-something on my level the last time it was checked! An more important pearl of information from the Nature's True company is that studies have repeatedly show that higher levels of vitamin D are directly associated with few instances of 
cold, flu, and other types of infections. If those who are taking Vitamin D on a daily basis can have  chronically low levels . What I found very disturbing is that a "good" level of Vitamin D level in the blood is 50ng/ml or more. (Not good, I'm barely there on my level!) About 90% of people have less than 50. And 50-70% of the people have less than 30ng/ml!   Eating Vitamin D rich foods are not adequate enough to keep the D level up in your body.  I have been taking their product for a few weeks and I'm taking it for the immune and bone health. 

For more information on the product, go to: Nature's True Medicine and to on Amazon
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Nature Health D-Gas Anti-Gas Anti-Bloating review

Ladies and Gents, I hope that you had an enjoyable Thanksgiving! Have you ever finished a meal or even between meals or at bedtime, and felt gassy or bloated? Those are not comfortable feelings, as far as I'm concerned! Those are feelings that I've felt, and we haven't had a product in the house to relieve them in awhile. I was glad when the opportunity arose to review Nature Health's D-Gas capsules for gas relief and bloating!

The lovely thing about their product is that the capsules are all natural! They are drug-free, and have the following ingredients in them: ginger, dill seed, fennel seed, cardamon, cumin seed, coriander seed, papain, and peppermint leaf. I've had to use them at least twice in the past few weeks, due something that I ate or having had a soda. I felt relief from the gassy and bloating feelings after taking them! Yay me!




I have a few things to tell you about the product, besides what I've mentioned above! They can be taken with meals, to prevent gas and bloating before you even feel the feelings, especially from  beans, vegetables and whole grains. The capsules are vegetarian, and are okay for those who are adverse to gelatin capsules. There are no artificial colors, no sugar, no artificial flavor or sweetener, no soy, no preservatives, no salt, no lactose, and no gluten in them. I like that if you needed to,  you could take them every day as a natural digestive aid, an anti-gas aid, and an antioxidant. They are doctor recommended! The dose is 2-3 capsules with water as needed after meals, at bedtime, or anytime you feel discomfort. Do not exceed 12 capsules in a 24 hour period.
For more information, you can stop by: naturehealthinc.com and D-Gas .



I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Sorry about posts lately, and Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi all, and Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow USA followers for tomorrow!
I just wanted to share something with you that I've been avoiding talking about online for a month or so.  I've been trying to keep up with my posts, but realized recently that I'm getting behind with some key ones, due to the craziness that my sisters and our families have been dealing with. (For Maia and Christiana, do not tell our cousin & aunt in FL regarding this, please! You know who I'm talking about!) Our father has been dealing with bone cancer, myeloplastic syndrome. He went through a cycle of chemo, and it pretty much lowered his counts, which were already low. He's been in the hospital and in a hospice unit in the past month. We are currently dealing with trying to get him moved, to go up North. It has not been easy to say the least, and I think that all three of us girls have taken some time off from work, and will be taking time off to take care of him. I've spent most of my days off helping pack and get laundry done or take him places to run errands.  It's not really something that many around us know, I never realized how stressful the situation was until this past month. I know that I've talked with my bosses about it, but not lately.

Bess A., if you see this, you will understand why I haven't been active on the site lately.

If I am behind on any posts  for any media groups, I will get the posts done soon.




Monday, November 24, 2014

HyperBiotics Pro-Kids The Perfect Children's Probiotic review

There is a natural and sugar-free probiotic on the market for children! HyperBiotics has a Tangy Citrus flavored small size pearl which kids can either chew or swallow depending on their age or capability of swallowing pills. I tried to show the size of them in an Instagram picture that I borrowed  my Dad to hold the pearl-shaped med and the bottle that it came from .  I've tried them, and they are a mild citrus taste, something that your child might like taking! My son's almost 16 (well, okay, December 10th he'll be 16!), and I have encouraged him to take probiotics throughout the years especially when he was taking an antibiotic. But, as he's grown older, he doesn't always take supplements that I recommend for him.  I do try to remind him that it's for gut health (I do take it for gut health due to having Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).  I think that he took it twice for me. 
I included a bit of reading material from HyperBiotics for you to read! 




I learned that 60% of the beneficial flora in their products will survive the stomach acid's of a child, and get to the intestine where they are truly needed. Some key points about the probiotic of theirs is that :1) it helps repair your child's microbiome, 2)they reverse the cycle of antibiotics, 3)full nutrient absorption, and 4) it reactivates their natural defenses. That's impressive to me! I would definitely recommend these during any season of the year! If you don't give them to your children for gut heath, at least get them taking them when they are antibiotics! 

For more information : you can stop by their site: HyperBiotics Pro-Kids .


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.