Review: Trifold Genuine Leather RFID Wallets for Men

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I received this product through Tomoson in exchange for a fair and honest review. My husband was pretty excited about reviewing this product. He has needed a new wallet for a while but couldn’t ever decide on what he wanted lol! So when we were able to review this he was so happy he didn’t have to make a decision on which one he wanted! He really likes it! It is a nice quality leather and it comes in a fancy package! The packaging is really what surprised me, it was in a nice box wrapped in a bit of tissue paper. Most things ordered not as a gift just come in a bag or a simple mailing box. I felt like I was really getting something special with this wallet. The time they took to package it in that manner made it even more worth the money!

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It is most definitely worth the price! It has lots of compartments in it and just in case one of your cards gets stuck in one of the folds of the wallet it has a handy piece of fabric to help pull it out. A great wallet that I would definitely buy again! I would also recommend it as a great Christmas gift for your hubby or significant other!

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A very functional wallet that includes a mostly see through pouch for the driver license which is very handy! It keeps him from having to remove his license every time he needs to use it.

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The only down side is that even with not very many things in the wallet, it is pretty fat. Thank goodness he learned a long time ago not to sit all the time with his wallet in his back pocket! Overall, a sturdy well made product that we both recommend. It is a great quality wallet at a great price!

 

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“Walking Disaster” ~Jamie McGuire~ Review

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Synopsis:

Finally, the highly anticipated follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Beautiful Disaster.

Can you love someone too much?

Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder.

In Walking Disaster, the life of Travis is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. But just when he thinks he is invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees.

Every story has two sides. In Beautiful Disaster, Abby had her say. Now it’s time to see the story through Travis’s eyes.

Author:

Jamie McGuire is the New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful SacrificeBeautiful Redemption, Beautiful OblivionA Beautiful WeddingRed HillWalking Disaster, and Beautiful Disaster. She and her husband Jeff live with their children just outside Enid, Oklahoma, with three dogs, six horses, and a cat named Rooster. Please visit JamieMcGuire.com.

Review:

Back at again, same story different perspective. In the first book of this series “Beautiful Disaster” we get the story from Abby Abernathy’s perspective and the things that she went through and how the entire relationship between her and Travis Maddox played out. This time we hear the story in a different way and I originally thought that it would be boring reading the same story over again but boy was I wrong. I should have never doubted it lol! Yes, it was the same story but it was written in such a different tone. We hear Travis Maddox, his problems and side of the relationship.

There were many “oh yea” moments that happened while reading this book. It filled a lot of the holes from the first books, it also filled in information that I didn’t even realize was missing! I loved it, it was so nice to get the complete story from both sides! It really helps to explain why Travis is the way that he is. The poor guy has had it rough with losing his mother at a young age, and this story really delves into that. It’s refreshing, not only is he a tatted badass but he is also a sweet man that will fight til the very end for what he wants.

If you haven’t read this series then you are truly missing out! To make it even bettter there is a novella named Beautiful Wedding that ties up the entire Travis/Abby love story. There are also other books in the series that dive into the lives of the other Maddox brothers which you meet in the 1st and 2nd book! They are pretty great too! Definitely a family to love! I love everything that I have read so far from this author. She truly has a way with words!

I have finished all of her books rather quickly and I can’t wait to read my way through the numerous other books that she has out! She is a new to me author but once I started I can’t stop now!!! I am addicted! 🙂

Please do yourself a favor and go read this series!!!!!!! I LOVED IT!! 🙂

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“Beautiful Disaster” ~Jamie McGuire~ Review

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Synopsis:

New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller about a good girl dangerously drawn to the ultimate bad boy.

The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand.

Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby wants—and needs—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.

Author:

Jamie McGuire is the New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful SacrificeBeautiful Redemption, Beautiful OblivionA Beautiful WeddingRed HillWalking Disaster, and Beautiful Disaster. She and her husband Jeff live with their children just outside Enid, Oklahoma, with three dogs, six horses, and a cat named Rooster. Please visit JamieMcGuire.com.

 

Review:

I began my infatuation with Jamie Mcguire after I happened upon her book “Red Hill” at our local library. Let me tell you this woman knows how to write and she does it extremely well. Not only do you fall in love with her characters but the smoothness of her writing makes the book fly by and you don’t even realize you finished the book within a day.

This book is no different. Two worlds colliding at college unexpectedly. He is the bad boy she is the good girl (or is she?). He wants to be friends, she wants to keep him at arms length. He’s the bad boy for a reason, with a reputation that precedes him. Lover of the ladies he has no problem sleeping around the campus and kicking the girls to the curb until the elusive Travis Maddox meets Abby Abernathy at the cafeteria.

Travis is tatted and sexy and the book boyfriend that we all daydream about. The sexual tension between the two are palpable and jumps right off the page. I flew through this book, rooting for both of them. They seem like the perfect fit even though there are NUMEROUS things that keep them apart.

There are several characters in this book, which I normally don’ like but she keeps it light and easy to remember those characters. They became part of my world and I became part of theirs. I was sucked into the story from the very first chapter. I fell in love with Travis before Abby did. (I know that sounds creepy, but oh my damn!) This book will you give you all the feels. I was shocked at what we learn about Abby mid-way through the book, she is really good at hiding her past and for good reason! There are ups and downs and twists and turns you’re not even sure how it’s going to end! So much happens throughout this book and it is amazing. Like I said, ALL THE FEELS!

I don’t want to give away anything important because this book is full of secrets that are best found out on your own. I hope that you read it, I hope that it hits you like it did me and I hope that you love it as much as I did! This is the first in the series and the next book Walking Disaster is a must read also! Check out my review on that book!! 🙂

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Review: Essential Oils by Mooka, Top 12 Aromatherapy Essential Oil Set & Kit

 

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I received this product through Tomoson in exchange for a fair and honest review. Let’s be honest essential oils are the bee’s knees at my house. I love them and I am so thankful for the ability to use them not only on myself but for my kids too. We all have terrible allergies and it is hard to keep everyone on so many meds without repercussions. I have grown an immunity to benadryl because I have taken it so frequently over the past 2 years. It gotten to the point where I was taking 3 at a time just to have the same effect that 1 used to give me.

This is a problem for me and I really don’t like using things on my kids that are so full of other unknown things. My oldest has contact dermititis and easily breaks out into a full body rash when using certain things like sunscreen, bug spray and many other things. It’s frustrating, but with the help of essential oils we have been able to back off of several allergy meds and using homemade bug spray is a big ole plus in my eyes. I also enjoy the smells! The Theives oil has saved us numerous times from sickness being passed around.

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When I found out that I was able to review this oil set I jumped for joy, did a little air fist bump and checked the mail incessantly until that fantastic day that it arrived! This is a great set! Especially if you are just getting into essential oils, this is a nice array of different smells with different benefits. It is a really good set for anyone for that matter even those that use essential oils daily like I do.

The nice thing about this set is that it doesn’t break the bank like some other oil companies. I mean seriously $30-45 for one small bottle of oil is ridiculous. I know some people have the argument that the cheaper oil is not truly 100% oils but I have been through several different brands and this is the real deal. The oils are well made and are the same potency as the more expensive brand. But that is my opinion and my opinion only so if you don’t believe me or think I’m crazy then move on. I’m not out to argue. I believe this oil is fantastic and I highly recommend it for the price.

It also comes with some great DIY recipes that are super handy! It has a nice list of each of the oils that states what that specific oil is good for. It is a very nice packaged deal and I again highly recommend it! I don’t however recommend ingestion of any oil, there are too many things that can go wrong with ingesting something that is so potent. AGAIN I DO NOT RECOMMEND FOR INGESTION. It is ok to use on the skin with the proper dilution with a carrier oil and also for use in a diffuser.

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Check it out and as always use your own judgement and after you have done your own research make your own decision on how you will use these oils.

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Thanks for reading! 🙂

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“Red Hill” ~Jamie McGuire~ Review

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Synopsis:

For Scarlet, raising her two daughters alone means fighting for tomorrow is an everyday battle. Nathan has a wife, but can’t remember what it’s like to be in love; only his young daughter Zoe makes coming home worthwhile. Miranda’s biggest concern is whether her new VW Bug is big enough to carry her sister and their boyfriends on a weekend escape from college finals.

When reports of a widespread, deadly “outbreak” begin to surface, these ordinary people face extraordinary circumstances and suddenly their fates are intertwined. Recognizing they can’t outrun the danger, Scarlet, Nathan, and Miranda desperately seek shelter at the same secluded ranch, Red Hill. Emotions run high while old and new relationships are tested in the face of a terrifying enemy—an enemy who no longer remembers what it’s like to be human.

Set against the backdrop of a brilliantly realized apocalyptic world, love somehow finds a way to survive. But what happens when the one you’d die for becomes the one who could destroy you?

Red Hill grabs you from the first page and doesn’t let go until its stunning conclusion. This is #1 New York Times bestselling author Jamie McGuire at her unforgettable best.

Author:

Jamie McGuire was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She attended Northern Oklahoma College, the University of Central Oklahoma, and Autry Technology Center where she graduated with a degree in Radiography.

Jamie paved the way for the New Adult genre with the international bestseller Beautiful Disaster. Her follow-up novel, Walking Disaster, debuted at #1 on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. Beautiful Oblivion, book one of the Maddox Brothers series, also topped the New York Times bestseller list, debuting at #1. In 2015 and 2016, the following three Maddox Brothers books, Beautiful Redemption, Beautiful Sacrifice, and Beautiful Burn also topped the New York Times, as well as Beautiful series novellas, A Beautiful Wedding and Something Beautiful.

Novels also written by Jamie McGuire include: apocalyptic thriller and 2014 UtopYA Best Dystopian Book of the Year, Red Hill; the Providence series, a young adult paranormal romance trilogy; Apolonia, a dark sci-fi romance; and several novellas, including Red Hill companion novella Among Monsters, Happenstance: A Novella Series, and Providence trilogy novella Sins of the Innocent.

Jamie is the first indie author in history to strike a print deal with retail giant Wal-Mart. Her self-published novel, Beautiful Redemption hit Wal-Mart shelves in September, 2015.

Jamie lives in Steamboat Springs, Colorado with her husband, Jeff, and their three children.

Find Jamie at www.JamieMcGuire.com or on Facebook, Twitter (@JamieMcGuire), Google + (Jamie McGuire Official), Snapchat (@thejamiemcguire), and Instagram (TheJamieMcGuire).

 

Review:

This was the first book that I have ever read by Jamie McGuire. I was moseying through our library and this cover caught my eye! I know, don’t judge a book by it’s cover. But I did. And I am not sorry in the very least! It’s fantastic, it’s zombies, it’s a thriller and a crazy mystery!

Love zombies? Yea, I do! Who’s with me?!? Raise your hands!! This is the book for you! Scarlett is a nurse at a busy hospital when all hell breaks loose. She just dropped off her kids with her good for nothing ex husband. What is she to do? What would you do? I don’t know if I could be as brave as she was fighting her way to find her two daughters.

This was a roller coaster ride of emotions and of course zombies. Will she make it? Will she get to see her daughters again?!? With the world falling down around her, who knows what is going to happen. She has seen things no one wants to see, and her young daughters are out on their own. It is such a real, believable story. It makes it even better when they mention certain towns in it, because well I grew up around that area. So it makes it even more believable in my brain for me because I see those places, I know what she is talking about. It’s a fantastic trip and you must go read it now!

There are so many things going on in the story but all of the characters have survival on the brain and you can’t help but root for them all. You can’t help but cry over the loss like its your own. You get sucked in and it holds onto you til you finish every single word. I read this within 8 hours and I don’t regret it! 🙂 It’s an amazing tale of love, loss, suffering and survival. It reminds me a lot of the Walking Dead series, so if you like that show then this is the book for you! 😉

Loved it very much and can’t wait to read her small novellas that follow this book. I jumped for joy the day I realized there were other books that go along with this story! 🙂

Go read it! 🙂

 

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“Falling For You: A Bradford Sisters Series” ~Becky Wade~ Review

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Syopsis:

Famously beautiful model Willow Bradford is taking a temporary break from her hectic schedule to work as the innkeeper at her family’s small-town bed-and-breakfast. She was enjoying the peace of her hometown, Merryweather, Washington, right up until she came face-to-face with Corbin Stewart, the man she loves to hate. A thoughtful rule-follower by nature, Willow threw caution to the wind four years ago when she entrusted her heart to Corbin–and suffered the consequences when it all fell apart.

Former NFL quarterback Corbin is forceful, charming, and accustomed to getting what he wants . . . except where Willow Bradford is concerned. Unable to forget her, he’s never stopped regretting what happened between them. When their paths unexpectedly cross again, he’s determined to make her give him a second chance.

When a decades-old missing persons case finds Corbin and Willow working together, they’re forced to confront their past and who they’ve become–and whether they can risk falling for one another all over again.

Author:

Becky Wade is a native of California who attended Baylor University, met and married a Texan, and now lives in Dallas. A favorite among readers of Christian contemporary romance, Becky has won a Christy Award, a Carol Award, an Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award, and an INSPY Award. Learn more at www.beckywade.com.

Review:

Wow!!! This is a fantastic read! It is a story within a story that I never expected! The synopsis tells of us the relationship between Corbin and Willow,  which is a wonderful romantic love story. They have a history, one that neither of them want to think or talk about. But fate has other plans. Corbin is whisked into Willow’s life by an adorable little girl Charlotte, Corbins niece. The appearance of Charlotte is a game changer in their relationship and the direction of the story. This spunky, sweet little girl is the reason they are constantly pushed together. Can they fight it? They can’t deny the attraction that they feel for one another.

Charlotte brings a mystery to Willow that needs to be solved. I won’t ruin the suspenseful story for you, because honestly it made it that much better when I didn’t realize what the whole book would be about. I assumed it would just be a typical love story with Corbin and Willow, one where they would get past their issues and fall in love again. Well let me tell you it is that and so much more. I can’t believe the twists that this book has in it. I was not prepared for the awesomeness that this book entails. It is a wild ride for everyone involved and you can’t help but fall in love with every single one of the characters!!!! I loved it! I loved it from the very first page to the very end. I was lucky enough to be able to read this book within a day! A long road trip is the best time to get lots of reading done 🙂

I highly recommend this book if you like a good romance and ALSO if you like a good mystery! It was fantastic and I can’t wait to read the next book! Yes, you heard me right there are more! This is the first in the Bradford Sisters series, BUT there is no particular order you need to read it from what I researched it is about each one of the Bradford sisters! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!!!

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“Alice: The Wanderland Chronicles” ~J.M. Sullivan~ Review

Synopsis:

ALWAYS PROTECT YOUR QUEEN
Ever since the outbreak of the Plague, life hasn’t been easy, and for seventeen-year-old Alice Carroll, it just got worse. Her sister, Dinah, has contracted the ‘un-deadly’ Momerath Virus and without a cure, will soon be worse than dead. She’ll be momerath.
Alice must leave the safety of the Sector and venture into Momerath Territory to find the antidote – if it exists. Chasing a rumor about a mysterious doctor with the cure, Alice falls down the rabbit hole into Wanderland, where ravenous momerath aren’t the only danger lurking.

Author:

J.M. Sullivan is a Science Teacher by day, and an author by night. Although known to dabble in adulting, J.M. is a big kid at heart who still believes in true love, magic, and most of all, the power of coffee.
If you would like to connect with her for a healthy dose of sparkle, positivity, and a touch of crazy, you can find her on Twitter or Instagram @jmsullivanbooks.

Review:

Great book! This is one of those books with a lot things going for it. Great characters, great background and fantastic writing. It reminds me of a lot of the Hunger Games meets Alice in Wonderland meets the Walking Dead. The characters are well thought out and are ones you will fall in love with. This is a great re-telling of the classic Alice in Wonderland with a dark and twisty background. There are several characters that are similar to those from the original Alice story. Even though there are similarities between the old and this new tale, they are very much different. A book made for devouring every page, one that will make you wish for even more once you are done! Loved it!!!!
It is a classic story of a sister striving to save her sister irregardless of what she must do. Living in a world that has succumbed to a weird viral plague turning people into “momeraths” rage filled zombies. They are tucked away in their own little village but is that enough to keep them safe? Who knows? But then Dinah, Alice’s younger sister, contracts the deadly virus! What is Alice to do? What would you do? Damn right, I would find a cure for my sister. This is a wild ride of numerous ups and downs, twists and turns and so many emotions that it will keep you intrigued from the very beginning. Alice is the heroic big sis that literally goes down the rabbit hole to possibly find a cure to the disease that is plaguing her sisters body.
Great story, fast read and it will keep you on your toes! I definitely recommend this story to anyone who likes a great zombie/mystery! Lots of great things in this book that I hope you guys will love! I really enjoyed this book and I highly recommend it!!! 🙂
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“Growing in Joy- Philippians” ~Kari Denker~ Bible Study Review

I absolutely love bible journaling. It has become a huge part of my life over the past two years. It is a great way to express yourself while memorizing the bible verses!! The repetition of the verses makes it so much easier to remember them!

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I have a fantastic ladies group that I meet with and our last two studies have been by Kari Denker. She has fantastic studies! They fun, light-hearted and not chocked full of homework expectations. It is defintely a laid back study!

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I have always been a crafty person so bible journaling is right up my alley! Even if you aren’t super crafty this can still be lots of fun for you! She adds her own drawings in the guide that coincide with what we are learning or what she is asking us to draw in our bible/notebook.

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She truly takes the stress over drawing out of it! If you don’t like to doodle then don’t, simply lay your paper over it and trace it! If you love to doodle then this is the study for you! She has some great doodles for inspiration or you can always make your own but I love her databases of drawing ideas! Easy yet fun! I highly recommend any of her books! Both of the studies I have done by her have been extremely enjoyable and are super fun! She even references Star Wars in one part of this study which is hilarious!

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Overall great book for a great price! You can find it on Amazon! 😉

LOVE THIS STUDY!!

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Life is a Beautiful Mess….

Sometimes life can get you down… Things aren’t going right and you feel like you’re banging your head against the proverbial wall. I don’t mean to sound like Debbie Downer but every once in a while life seems to overtake us and we can’t catch a breath. Mine has been this way for about three months now. The ever going crazy schedule of two boys with school, sports, Boyscouts… The youngest needing my attention every second of the day because he’s bored out of his mind and the transition of my hubby taking a new job and moving to a new city. Let’s just say it’s been panic attack city for me lately.

Don’t get me wrong I love my life so much and wouldn’t change it for the world but I’m about to pull my hair out! We have been running non stop since January! I pray daily for patience and the ability to calm myself through these situations but I still feel overwhelmed. I feel God’s presence each and every day but sometimes I wonder if he’s listening completely to my prayers.

We are still in the process of trying to sell our house and just that issue is super stressful! But I know he’s here.. He’s watching over me and he is slowly guiding me to where I need to be. Even if I don’t feel like it sometimes he has a plan.. Even if I feel like he’s not moving fast enough to answer my prayers I know he’s teaching me the patience of which I prayed for. Life is hard. But life is beautiful.

Sitting here this morning waiting for my oldest to finish golf camp I was inspired. It’s beautiful despite the rising temperature. It’s beautiful with the birds singing and the bugs buzzing even though those said bugs are eating us alive. It’s beautiful to see the green grass and large trees despite my allergies and stuffed up nose. It’s beautiful because I get to see my son do something he absolutely loves. It’s beautiful because my two youngest are sitting here with their iPads in their own world just for a bit. There is no fighting.. there is no bickering or karate chopping. It’s silence and its beautiful. My life might be up in the air right now but I’m taking this moment to be blessed by the beautiful things that surround me.

It’s ok to have a down time in your life, I sure the hell do, but let’s not let it stop us from enjoying the beautiful things that surround us. It might be something little but it might be something big. Find the good in the world and maybe you’ll find the good in yourself. We must be strong. We must be united. We are beautiful.

Life is the most beautiful of messes, don’t let it get you down or pass you by.

My favorite saying for when I end a yoga class is..

You are strong

You are beautiful

You are everything

The light in me loves the light in you.

Namaste and God bless! 😘😘🙌♥️💜💙