Monday, April 7, 2014

PottyCover Has Your Family Covered

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

PottyCover is a disposable toilet seat cover for children that covers the sides and the front of the toilet, to keep away germs at public rest-rooms. It is made of non-woven fabric coated with a layer of plastic, creating a waterproof barrier between the toilet and the child. This product has the largest coverage of all seat covers on the market and for added convenience, each seat cover is individually packaged in a small, easy to open bag that makes it super easy to always keep one or two in a purse or a back pocket. Using a public rest-room with a young child could be very stressful, but with PottyCovers the whole family can feel safe knowing that even at the filthiest bathrooms they will be protected from germs.

We designed this product for kids, but it has become a must-have travel item for many of our adult customers.

When I had my first born we had a hard plastic seat that we would take around with us when we were out as a family.  Having two children now I have even more to carry and I love the fact with the PottyCover how light it is and  convenient to use!  I would throw a couple in whatever bag we were taking out for the day and they were quick and easy to use to cover the toilet!  It definitely helped taking the stress out of taking my children to the bathroom while we were out!

The PottyCover retails for $5.99 and available at many stores.  

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

Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Pirate Fairy Available on Blu-ray Combo Pack on April 1st

From the world of “Peter Pan” comes “The Pirate Fairy,” a swashbuckling new adventure about Zarina (voice of Christina Hendricks), a smart and ambitious dust-keeper fairy who’s captivated by Blue Pixie Dust and its endless possibilities. When Zarina’s wild ideas get her into trouble, she flees Pixie Hollow and joins forces with the scheming pirates of Skull Rock, who make her captain of their ship. Tinker Bell (voice of Mae Whitman) and her friends must embark on an epic adventure to find Zarina, and together they go sword-to-sword with the band of pirates led by a cabin boy named James (voice of Tom Hiddleston), who’ll soon be known as Captain Hook himself. With laughter, heart, magic and thrills, “The Pirate Fairy” sets sail April 1, 2014. 

Princesses and fairies are big in our house.  While I was at work the other day I happened to come across a book that was all about Zarina the Pirate Fairy.  My girls were so excited to read all about her and the first thing that they asked after reading the book was "Mommy, when can we watch the movie".  I received our review copy and kept it as a surprise and they were so excited to watch it.  They were mesmerized from start to finish and it even had my husband paying attention.  Fairy Gary was a favorite of his, he definitely is not your traditional fairy and definitely the father figure for the young fairies!  As for myself, Tink has always been mine, but I believe Zarina is definitely a close second!  My girls love them all and will tell you a different fairy depending on the day or the mood they are in.

Do you have a favorite fairy??  What do you think about The Pirate Fairy?

I received a copy for review purposes and was not compensated for this post.  All views expressed are 100% my own and not influenced in any way. 

Friday, March 28, 2014

Book Review and Giveaway : It Had to be You by Susan May Warren

About the Book:

A Christensen Family Novel.

Eden Christiansen never imagined her role as her younger brother Owen's cheerleader would keep her on the sidelines of her own life. Sure, it feels good to be needed, but looking after the reckless NHL rookie leaves little time for Eden to focus on her own career. She dreamed of making a name for herself as a reporter, but is stuck writing obits---and starting to fear she doesn't have the chops to land a major story. If only someone would step up to mentor Owen . . . but she knows better than to expect help from team veteran and bad-boy enforcer Jace Jacobsen.
Jace has built his career on the infamous reputation of his aggressive behavior---on and off the ice. Now at a crossroads about his future in hockey, that reputation has him trapped. And the guilt-trip he's getting from Eden Christiansen isn't making things any easier. But when Owen's carelessness leads to a career-threatening injury and Eden stumbles upon a story that could be her big break, she and Jace are thrown together . . . and begin to wonder if they belong on the same team after all.

Learn more and purchase a copy at Susan's website.

About the Author:

Susan May Warren is the bestselling, RITA Award-winning author of more than forty novels whose compelling plots and unforgettable characters have won acclaim with readers and reviewers alike. She served with her husband and four children as a missionary in Russia for eight years before she and her family returned home to the States. She now writes full-time as her husband runs a lodge on Lake Superior in northern Minnesota, where many of her books are set. She and her family enjoy hiking, canoeing, and being involved in their local church. Several of her critically acclaimed novels have been ECPA and CBA bestsellers, were chosen as Top Picks by Romantic Times, and have won the RWA's Inspirational Reader's Choice contest and the American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year award. Five of her books have been Christy Award finalists. In addition to her writing, Susan loves to teach and speak at women's events about God's amazing grace in our lives. She also runs a writing community for authors. Visit to learn more.

My Review of the Book:

This was the first book that I have read by Susan May Warren.  I do have to say that after finishing the book I was a little disappointed that this was the first book of hers that I read and even more disappointed that I did not read the first book about the Christiansen family.  Although as they do all stand alone I do love the fact that I can still read it in any order at all and not feel out of the loop or have the feeling of déjà vu. 

Personally I find that there is nothing worse then reading a book and being able to predict what is going to happen throughout it.  Do not get me wrong, I love to relate to the characters, but I do not want to read the book and feel as though the story line has happened before.  I can say this definitely was not the case with this book.  It was entertaining and can say it honestly kept me up later then normal a few nights.  I just did not want to put the book down at all.

Eden Christiansen I found extremely loveable from the beginning.  As a mother I do have to say I love feeling needed.  I love knowing that I am in their corner and if they ask I am there for them.  However, I do understand that they are their own person and will have different dreams and desires then I do.  Which is why I believe it is important that I have my own hobbies and passions.  Although, I am their mother not their sibling and I felt as if that was a little too much for Eden to have to feel.  I can not imagine either one of my daughters having to feel that towards their sibling.  Eden definitely had my compassion and a little bit of my pity as well.

Jace...Now he is a completely different situation.  I totally agree about not judging a book by its cover, but I also feel that one should not act a certain way just because others expect you to be a certain way.  Jace to myself was a great reminder to be true to yourself and those who truly matter.  However, what is also important to mention is that I was guilty of judging Jace as well by his reputation.  So clearly I am far from perfect as well.  

Overall I really enjoyed this book so go purchase the book, some tissue and sit back for some entertaining reading that you will not regret. 

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I was given a complimentary copy of this book by the publicist on behalf of the author and publisher in exchange for this honest review. No compensation was received for this review. All opinions expressed are my own.