Monday, December 29, 2014

Today is #DeedADay !

8 major blogging groups are joining efforts with The 100 Good Deeds Organization. We are talking Clever Girls Collective, Everywhere Society, Latina Bloggers Connect, Mom It Forward, Niche Parent Network, One2One Network, and Type A Parent Network!  Have you joined them in this effort yet? It involves do a good deed a day, and moving the rubber piece around on a bracelet each time you do a good deed.  The 100 Good Deeds Bracelet was created by Mary Fisher. She spent about a decade working with women in Africa and other areas of the world, to help them make jewelry to help them earn money to better themselves. The bracelet is to help influence others to do a good deed, and inspire other acts of kindness! The bracelets serve as a reminder to us all to "Do Good, One Deed, One Bead, One Act Of Kindness at a time." You can think of it as paying it forward!

Did I mention that Mary Fisher is an artist, an author, and a HIV/AIDS activist, and that she designed the bracelets with 100 beads----strung by HIV-positive and economically fragile women in Uganda, Zambia, Rwanda, South Africa, and Haiti. Wearing the bracelet will remind you to move the rubber piece after you do a good deed, till you reach the 100th bead! How awesome is that!

Here are some site for you to go to for more information:

The 100 Good Deeds Bracelet website

On Facebook: The 100 Good Deeds Bracelet

On Twitter: @The1GDBracelet
On Instagram : @the1GDBracelet

And on

Disclosure: I was gifted this 100 Good Deeds bracelet to review and share with my readers. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!

I just wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas to you and family from my family!

AlgaeCal Plant Sourced Calcium (review)

Let's face it, I'm in that age range where I should be worrying, or should I say, thinking about adding a calcium supplement! I consume dairy products and I absolutely love yogurt, but sometimes that's not enough!  I was given the opportunity to review AlgaeCal Plus, it's a plant-sourced calcium dietary supplement. The capsules are very easy for me to swallow and they are veggie capsules! I know that is important for my vegetarian readers, or for those who are trying to keep animal based products or supplements out of their diets. I really didn't notice a taste from the capsules, but then again, I was swallowing them with my morning and evening meds after meals. I recommend them!

I was surprised to see other vitamins minerals in the supplements, too. In each serving of 2 capsules you get Vitamin C 25mg, Vitamin D 800 IU, Vitamin K2 50mcg (*Please note, per AlgaeCal Inc, individuals taking anticoagulant drugs such as Coumadin or Heparin should avoid Vitamin K supplements unless otherwise directed by a physician. Consult your physician before use if you are pregnant, lactating, have a medical condition or are taking any other medication. Keep out of the reach of children.*), Calcium from algae 360 mg, Magnesium (from algae and magnesium oxide), Boron (as glycinate), and Algae 1200mg. You can take these as a dietary supplement, taking 4 capsules daily (two capsules twice a day with meals), or 3 capsules a day for maintenance.  Think about your bones and bone health! 

(A note from Barb here: I was sick with a sinus infection and on antibiotics last week. Plus, I was driving Steven to school just about every morning last week after I got home from work.  After I got home from driving him to high school, and I would fall asleep on the sofa. Most mornings, I didn't get to check my e-mail. And, one more thing, I didn't even get my Christmas Cards done yet. Long story short... I missed writing this post early for the giveaway. I'm sorry, y'all! )

For more information and where you can purchase them, go to AlgaeCal Plant Sourced Calcium .

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Women's Confidence Panties by Hush-Hush (review)

 As I've become older there are a few things that I'm realizing, along with the nursing knowledge that I have from being a nurse for almost 27 years.  In a nutshell, as you get older, you may have a bit of incontinence issues. With me, it happens when I wait way too long to pee, or when I'm really sick and have a bad coughing spell with bronchitis or the flu.  The question for that situation would be, do I wear a pad or a pair of Hush-Hush panties? The pad wouldn't be a choice after trying Hush-Hush panties!

Hush-Hush and Wearever came up with panties that you can wear everyday and feel protected! And, they are pretty! I was given a panty to review. The panty I received was black, and the material it was made from was smooth! (There aren't any pictures of me wearing it, I'm not a panty model!) I wore it under a pair of ceil blue uniform pants to work one night, and it was so comfortable! I almost forgot that I was wearing them!  :o)  You almost forget that they have an absorbent layer! They are perfect for the days when you need them for the following reasons: they are perfect for those with light incontinence issues, occasional leaks, moisture from working out, and for worry of a menstrual leak-through.  They are also easy to care for, just hand wash in cold water and lay flat to dry. You can be dry and comfortable with these panties!

For more information: go to Hush-Hush Panties.
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And on Wearever Hush-Hush Giveaway  more on it below!

Take this survey and get your pair of Hush Hush panties for free!

It’s the Hush Hush Free Panty Program and here’s how it works:
- Open to women 18 or older in the continental U.S.
- All interested women need to do is complete a short survey – it’ll take two minutes or less!
- Hush Hush gets their size and mails them a free pair of panties!
- Hush Hush is giving away 2,000 free pairs of panties to the first women to complete the survey.
- Anyone else who completes the survey (beyond the first 2,000) will get a coupon code to purchase the panty for $5 – a 50 percent discount!

Once you take the survey, you have two options for receiving your free pair. You can use the coupon code you automatically receive after completing the survey to pick your free panties and have them delivered for free through our website. Or, you will also receive an email with the code after taking the survey and can order your pair by responding with your size and address. 

That is definitely awesome idea! Head on over to their site and take the survey to get a free pair of their panties! 

*Car Shade Jumbo* Best For Front Windshields (Review)

My windshield car shade was starting to show signs of wear, and I was so glad to be picked to review one! When I received the Car Shade Jumbo, I thought as I was opening it, "there's no way that this is going to fit my windshield". Why you ask? It was folded so compact in the cute pouch that it came in! Once I opened it up, I then realized that yes, it would fit fine! It did take me a bit to get a picture of the car shade in my car, since most of my driving is at night---driving to work. 

I did have some time off last month when I was going to and from Dad's apartment helping him out with packing and going through his things. That's when I got a picture of it for the review. It fit the front windshield of my Corolla just fine! I definitely can't wait to use it more during some of our sunny winter days and even year round here in sunny Florida! I do like it and recommend it for cars with windshields about the size of my Corolla! It keeps your car cooler, especially on a hot day, and you go to open the car door after a day out and about! It's size is 150 cm length x 80 cm width x .01H = 59 inches L x 31 inches W x .03 in H. I like to know that I'm protecting my car's interior by using the car shade! It is made of premium metallic reflective polyester (nylon) materials and blocks up to 99% of damaging UV rays! It comes in Silver color only. You can check it out at Car Shade Jumbo !
They give a 100% money back guarantee.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Abigail and the Sahara Adventure (review)

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 !

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!