Month: January 2016

The Virtue Training Bible Review #Faith #Trust #WordofGod

Wahm Reviewer Laura Heinle

I was blessed with the opportunity to review the Virtue Training Bible created by Mindy Dunn and her husband. I am so excited to share with you how I put this wonderful resource to work in my home, but first, I will tell you a little bit about it.

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Mindy describes the Virtue Training Bible on her website:

“The Virtue Training Bible is tool that allows parents and children (and anyone that loves the Word of God) to go directly to the pages of Scripture for instruction in 42 virtues.  The VTB emphasizes worship of our Triune God.  The yellow tabs at the top, right provide further study of the Trinity.”

When you order your own Virtue Training Bible, you will receive a set of 4 cards. The first card is an index card of all of the different virtues. The next 3 cards list all of the corresponding scriptures on one side and prayers on the other. You will then have the wonderful experience of setting up your own Bible. (Mindy does give the option of purchasing a ready-made Bible, but I have to say that going through each scripture on your own deepens your understanding.)

You do have to purchase your own Bible, color coded tabs to match the index card and highlighters. I purchased a Bible for $9, highlighters for $7 and flag markers for $8 a piece. All of these are easily found online or in a local store.

Once I had all of my supplies, I set to work on getting it ready to use with my kids. This was quite the process as the Virtue Training Bible teaches about 42 different virtues using over 500 different Old and New Testament scriptures! Totally worth the time I spent as it got me into the Word and helped me to get the full picture of the program.

I wasn’t sure how I wanted to use this in our home. I needed to find a way to fit it into our routine, so I decided to use it as my 11 year olds Bible study time each day. We followed the S.O.A.P. method. I gave him the Virtue Training Bible, a notebook and a printout from here to guide him through the process. I let him choose what virtue to work on and let him go.

He was to use one scripture a day from the chosen virtue, write it in his notebook and follow the rest of the S.O.A.P plan. The Virtue Training Bible made this process so easy for him. The scriptures were already picked out for him. He even chose to copy the whole passage.

Once I had all of my supplies, I set to work on getting it ready to use with my kids. This was quite the process as the Virtue Training Bible teaches about 42 different virtues using over 500 different Old and New Testament scriptures! Totally worth the time I spent as it got me into the Word and helped me to get the full picture of the program.

When you order your own Virtue Training Bible, you will receive a set of 4 cards. The first card is an index card of all of the different virtues. The next 3 cards list all of the corresponding scriptures on one side and prayers on the other. You will then have the wonderful experience of setting up your own Bible. (Mindy does give the option of purchasing a ready-made Bible, but I have to say that going through each scripture on your own deepens your understanding.)

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He was to use one scripture a day from the chosen virtue, write it in his notebook and follow the rest of the S.O.A.P plan. The Virtue Training Bible made this process so easy for him. The scriptures were already picked out for him. He even chose to copy the whole passage when it was really long. For a kid that doesn’t like writing, this was amazing! He said his favorite part about the Virtue Training Bible is that it makes it easy to find verses about subjects that otherwise wouldn’t be so easy to find.

I highly recommend this Bible training resource for every Christian home. You can find your own by visiting http://www.virtuetrainingbible.com

You can also find them on Facebook, Twitter, & Pinterest.

 

I LOVE ShaveMob! #Skincare #nomorehair #ShaveSmarter

WAHM Reviewer- Cecily Butler

SHAVE MOB~~~~~Again!!

 

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Remember way back a LONG time ago, okay it was actually almost a year ago. I did this review.

Well, I’m back to talk to you once again about ShaveMob. I can honestly say I’ve been using ShaveMob razors since I got my first kit back in January. I LOVE them. They are great quality for the price to be sure.

Well, the company contacted me and wanted to let me know (so I could pass this great info on to all of you) that they have a GREAT new stocking stuffer!!!!  The kit includes one of their great handles, and not 1 but 2 different sets of cartridges and a cute little mustache monocle.  You can get all this for a great price too!!!

REMEMBER order by DEC 17th for Christmas delivery!!

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Plus, they have a great new commercial—you can check it out on youtube here
The commercial is cute, but….they need to focus on their great ladies products too!! However, when it comes down to it, why not get the people you love something they’ll love!!

PS—after the first of the year they are coming out with a shaving cream too!!!!!

We welcome all comments and questions below.

 

Rodan + Fields Independent Consultant Britney Harper #changinglives #skincare

I must say that I was ecstatic when Britney reached out for me to do a review on her products. She is a Level 5 Leader with Rodan + Fields. Rodan and Fields are the same folks who made Proactive. If you have problem skin, you’ll want to listen up to this! These doctors created the ONE and ONLY dominant GOLBAL Acne treatment which is sold in 181 Countries TODAY.

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Britney sent me a sample of Rodan + Fields, Micrio-Dermabrasion Paste along with a blue and silver capsule. The serums are in Rodan + Fields Anti-Aging line (REDEFINE) and the paste is in our Enhancement line.

Before I post my experience with the samples I wanted to touch base on a few things. I have learned such a great deal with Britney in the short amount of time. She knows her stuff. She was all smiles and ears listening to the question that I had, and answered them all which made me feel well connected with her.

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When I opened up the package, she had 3 items for me to try, along with her business card, and directions on how to use them.

Directions: Serum filled capsules, and a sample of paste. Little tiny presents that you must not waste.

Exfoliate first, then rinse and pat dry. Next comes the blue capsule, spread over the entire face but avoid the eye.

Finish off with half the silver capsule, over the lips this you must spread. Save the rest to apply the very next day. I thought heck this seems easy enough! Off I go for a “pamper me night”. I took Cosmetology in high school and loved the fact that I could now say that I know how to do a proper facial, and I had some great directions from the samples she sent.

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Rodan + Fields will launch in Canada is in August of 2014; I know as soon as it comes to Canada what I will be getting for a Early Birthday present. *Hint Hint*

 

For more information on any of the products or how to sign up, please get in touch with Britney.

FB: http://www.facebook.com/RodanFieldsTeamHarper

Website: britneyharper.myrandf.com 

Email : rodanandfieldsteamharper@gmail.com

Who is Walker’s Hollow?

 WAHM Reviewer – Melissa McClure

 

Where do I start? I asked myself this question when I received my package from Walker’s Hollow. Shannon Petro, the owner of Walker’s Hollow sent me a variety pack. In my package it included, an 8oz. Mason Candle in Berry Parfait, and Clamshell-Red Velvet. Air Freshener in Sexy Little Thing scent and one Wild Current Sandalwood. Plus two Tart packages, one was Lavender, the other was Hot Toddy.

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Whenever I receive a package in the mail, everyone in my house goes crazy. This time in particular was my 5 year old son. When we opened the package, he took each item out and smelled each one. His response was, “mmmmmmmmmm” to every-one. His absolute favorite was the Clamshell that smelled like Red Velvet cake. When you open the clamshell package the wax even has what appears to be cinnamon.

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I have to be careful when I burn candles, as I own a daycare and candles are not permitted during daycare hours. So I got up early one morning after my morning run and lit the Berry Parfait candle. In between children leaving and arriving when I do not have them at my house I light my candle. Oh my gosh is it heavenly! The candle smells exactly like it does when you open the jar. I have bought many store candles and have been disappointed when I light the candle and it does not smell like when it is not lit and just in the jar. Currently as I am typing this review I have this candle burning and the wonderful smell is completely across my entire upstairs of my house. I have had comments from the daycare parents asking me what I used to make my house smell so wonderful. They actually thought I was baking something!

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The next test and the true test were the air fresheners. Sexy Little Thing is my absolute favorite smell out of the whole line that Shannon had sent me. Considering I have two young boys…..*gulp* and a mini-van, which I won’t admit to owning….it is my husband’s vehicle. Anyone knows that when you have children, your cars are not the same anymore; you go from clean cars to finding chips and spilled chocolate milk in the carpet. Eventually, there is kind of a funky smell that not even the ever famous Febreze can get out. I hung my cool new Fleur De Lis shaped air freshener in the van, and when on a small trip with the family to the grocery store. When I first opened it, I did not smell the wonderful Sexy Little Thing scent from the package but as it circulated a bit it began to work. By the time we came back from the store, MY HUSBAND’S VAN 🙂 smelled wonderful. Although it did nothing to change the ever apparent look, yup, it’s still a mini-van.

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The tarts can be placed on any burner and according to the brochure that Shannon sent me, “soy candles burn for 7-9 hours per oz. of wax whereas paraffin only burns 4-5 hours per oz.” I put the lavender tarts on the candle warmer at night time outside of my son’s room, hoping the calming scent of lavender would slow him down a touch. The tarts let off a warm, calming aroma and as my son was relaxing for bed I noticed he kept inhaling deeper and deeper so he could smell the warming tarts. Everyone in my household truly loves these candles; the smell is exactly the same as when you open the package.

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Inside the brochure is a HUGE list of different scents that Shannon has and at the bottom of the brochure it even says that if there is not the scent you are looking for listed, she will make it for you! She has a few stores in Lower Michigan that carry her products and you can also contact her through her Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/walkershollow to place an order. I know where I am going to be getting my candles and air fresheners from now!

 

 

My first experience with Caramel Matcha Green Tea

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

WAHMReviewer – Mary Madalene Yaroscavitch

 

I can honestly tell you that I have not tried Matcha Tea before this review. 

Matcha is premium green tea powder from Japan used for drinking as tea or as an ingredient in recipes. While other green teas are grown throughout the world, matcha is unique to Japan. It is the heart of the Japanese way of tea and has been celebrated in the traditional Japanese tea ceremony for hundreds of years.

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Chlorophyll and amino acids give matcha its unique rich taste, an initial vegetal, astringent taste, followed by a lingering sweetness. Matcha made in the traditional Japanese style, whisked with water, is a full-bodied green tea. The intensity of the experience compares to one’s first taste of dark chocolate or red wine. When added as an ingredient, the taste of matcha becomes subtler. It adds the flavor and color of green tea to your creation, be it a smoothie, latte, savory sauce or pastry.

Matcha is renowned for numerous health benefits. It is rich in nutrients, antioxidants, fiber and chlorophyll. It is sugar-free, an ideal drink for diabetics and others wishing to reduce their sugar intake. The health benefits of matcha exceed those of other green teas because matcha drinkers ingest the whole leaf, not just the brewed water. One glass of matcha is the equivalent of 10 glasses of green tea in terms of nutritional value and antioxidant content.

The company offers special size 10g of naturally flavored green tea powder ($10 value). Enough to make 5 drinks.

4 calories per serving.

You can buy the product here and check out what else they offer:

http://www.redleaftea.com 

From RedLeafTea.com –

For those of you interested in trying our Matcha before buying it, you can request a FREE sample from us! We are so confident that you will love it, that your first samples is on us! Unfortunately, due to high cost of shipping we can no longer afford to pay for shipping. Each month we will be giving away a different flavor to sample, so if you want to try our different flavors, all you have to do is request it!   Remember, there are no gimmicks or hoops to jump through. Before you know it, your sample will arrive and you will have a fresh batch of Matcha to enjoy! 

If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us. Don’t forget to share this amazing, monthly sampling opportunity to your family and friends!”

 

Questions and Comments are always welcome below.

#Handmade Skincare Products from Scratch with #TheSoapDistillery

WAHMReviewer – Laura Heinle

 

If you know me, you know I love body scrubs and other “smell goods” for the shower and bath. That’s why I was so happy to get the opportunity to review some products for The Soap Distillery. All it took was one peek at her etsy page,http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheSoapDistillery, and I was sold!

The Soap Distillery is based out of Chicago, Illinois where Danielle makes small batches of each product, inspired by cocktails, beer, wine and spirits, by hand using raw ingredients and no premade or purchased bases. With names like “Hair of the Dog” and “On the Rocks,” who couldn’t love these products? They carry all handmade soaps, body scrubs, body wash, and body oils. So there is something for everyone.

I was given a choice as to what scents I wanted. They honestly all sounded good to me, so I told Danielle to just surprise me. Surprise me she did! I got “Wheat Beer” soap, Body Scrub in “Tequila”, ”Hair of the Dog,” and “Gin,” and “Bourbon” Body Oil. Of course I had to open all of them right away and give them the sniff test. They were all awesome!!! I couldn’t wait to try them out!

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The soap is great! Even my husband is using it and he loves it. Our skin doesn’t dry out like it does with “regular” soap from the store, and it smells great! The soap looked really cool too! It looked like a glass of beer straight from the tap. A perfect gift for that beer lover in your life.
The scrubs caught me off guard a bit. In a good way though. With other scrubs they always leave my skin feeling oily, which is great, if that’s what you’re going for. These scrubs don’t do that at all. They are a “scrub and body wash all-in-one!” They left my skin feeling clean and gently exfoliated. All three scents smelled great, but “Hair of the Dog” is my favorite, hands down!
The body oil also surprised me. I’m not big on that oily feeling, if you haven’t guessed that yet. So, I was a bit apprehensive when I went to try this oil. It is lightweight and left my skin so soft! Now, it’s my go to after a shower. The scent, “Bourbon,” is scrumptious. My husband loves it!

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Working with Danielle from The Soap Distillery has been wonderful. Every question I have has been answered promptly and professionally. My product arrived quickly and very well packaged. I highly recommend any of these products! So, click on over tohttp://www.etsy.com/shop/TheSoapDistillery and place your order. I know you won’t be disappointed!

You can also find The Soap Distillery on facebook athttp://www.facebook.com/thesoapdistillery

Or on her blog at thesoapdistillery.blogspot.com

Questions and Comments are always welcome below.

#Handmade Fashion with Sanstemar on #Etsy

WAHMReviewer – Laura HeinIe

I like to shop on etsy, A LOT. I usually find some pretty cool items. When I stumbled across Sanstemar, they were no exception. I instantly wanted one of their cute handkerchief dresses for my daughter. I mean, look at this cute dress!

Sanstemar Dress

Just looking at it makes me think of warm summer days, playing in the sun. How about you?

The dress is beautifully crafted and comes in a variety of different colors and patterns. They even give you the option for a custom order if you don’t see what you would like. The dress in the picture is the one that was sent to me for this review. It fits my daughter nicely. It’s tight enough at the top that it doesn’t fall down, yet it’s not so tight that it’s uncomfortable. She can move and play in it freely. The seams are all very well done, so there’s no concern of tearing. The ribbon at the top finishes it off nicely.

I also received this very cute purse.

Sanstemar Purse

Isn’t that just great!? I love it! Just like the dress, this one is also handcrafted with the same care and quality as the dress. The inside is lined with an upcycled t-shirt and makes it easy to find what you are looking for inside the purse.

Sanstemar Inside of Purse

All pockets on the outside of the purse are fully functional. They have not been sewn shut, so you can store your chap stick, or phone there for easy access.

Sanstemar also carries weighted blankets and lap pads for those with sensory disorders. I did not receive this item for review, but if the purse and dress are of any indication, these products will not disappoint. Both the purse and dress are so well made that I wouldn’t have to think twice before ordering from Sanstemar.

Want your own? Head on over to their etsy store and place your order. http://www.etsy.com/shop/Sanstemar

Questions and Comments are always welcome below.

ShaveMob

WAHMReviewer – Cecily Butler

I received this product for free to base this review on. Like always all of my opinions are my own.

I jumped at the chance to review ShaveMob’s women’s razors. I contacted Johan and his response was almost immediate. I got my package right away and was delighted to find one handle and 4 each of two different types of blades. It doesn’t hurt that this girl likes pink and that’s the color the handle was!

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Now, when you think about razors you don’t normally sit there and inspect them in and out. Honestly- I’m a ‘thrifty shopper’, that sounds so much better than cheap. But I will stock up at the after Christmas sales and purchase those gift sets with razors in them just so I can get them cheaper. Well….I never want to buy the replacement heads because they are SO expensive. Plus, honestly, have you ever tried to replace the heads…I’m afraid I’m gonna break the handle.

NOT with ShaveMob razors. The part of the handle that connects to the head—-is METAL!!! You aren’t gonna break it, unless you seriously try. Plus the handle itself is a really nice size. It’s not to big, it’s not too small, and it’s ergonomically correct (I guess that would be the correct way to say that, lol). But it fits in your hand great. I’ve cut myself shaving just because the handle was difficult to hold (I know, I’m super graceful). The quality of how these razors are made is unbeatable.

Now—how do these razors shave….well, just like the quality of the handle, the quality of the blades is great. I tried both versions of the 6 blade head called the Perfectionist. This is what the site says about this particular head

  • 6 stainless steel, precision-cut blades
  • Optional Flexible head for a perfect-smooth around curves
    Lubricating strip containing vitamin E, aloe, lavender oil
  • Non-clogging Flow-through blade design
  • Pivot head with ergonomic handle angle
  • Replaceable cartridge razor
  • Non-slip handle

The larger head has the flexible area between two sets of three blades. I have zero complaints on either. The both are exceptional. One month’s worth (four heads and a handle) of the larger flexible head will run you $12.99, where as the non flexible head is $11.99. Honestly, it’s just a preference thing, I really liked them both. My legs are smooth, I’m happy! Plus, I did not cut myself, and that always helps.

One of the things I also loved about this product was the packaging. They don’t waist a ton of paper, cardboard or anything else on their pacaking, and it’s unique. When you add ShaveMob offers FREE (yes FREE) shipping, you’ve made me one happy customer! I was so happy in fact that I bought my hubby his own set for Christmas! He loves his too!!

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You can find ShaveMob at http://www.ShaveMob.com or on Facebook athttp://www.facebook.com/shavemob

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Questions and Comments are always welcome below.

 

KeepLets

WAHMReviewer – Laura Heinle

I received this product for free to base this review on. Like always all of my opinions are my own.

When I started the homeschooling journey four years ago, I wanted to help my children memorize God’s word. We started off small, just one short verse a week. We still do one verse a week, but I mix in some longer verses every now and then. I’ve been using a really great tool using index cards, and it’s been working wonderfully. All four of my children can tell you at least a few of the memory verses we’ve studied in the past.

However, I wanted more. I wanted a simple way to have that week’s memory verse available to each of us throughout the day. Not just during our school time when we take our or “Scripture Memory Box.” I also thought it would be cool to work on my own memory verses. To have a visual reminder of what I needed to be for my husband, my kids, my friends, etc. That’s why I was so happy to have stumbled across Keeplets. Here was my answer!

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Keeplets are these simple, yet wonderful bracelets that keep scripture attached right to your wrist! Right where we all need it! Actually, they are much more! Not only do they carry bracelets, they have key fobs, bookmarks and taglets. There is also a wide variety of fabric to choose from, so there is something there to suit everyone.

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Each variation of the Keeplet has a clear window where you place your verse. The bracelet has a snap closure with three different settings, to allow for different sizes. The key fob has a swivel clasp to allow you to attach it wherever you desire. The taglets are basically a mini version of the bracelet with only one snap. You can attach them to just about anything. The bookmarks are just a flat version of the bracelet without a snap.

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I received two bracelets and a tag-let for this review. I don’t think I even had the package fully opened and my oldest son was begging to have one. He chose the “orange leaf” bracelet and a verse to go in it right away. He’s been wearing it daily. He chose a verse to help remind him to be kind to his siblings. He said it has really helped him remember to think before he speaks.

I put the taglet on my purse right away also. I’ve had a few people notice it and comment on how useful something like that could be. I am finding it very useful in my daily life. I notice it each time I grab my purse and take a moment to read the verse I chose to place inside the pocket.
I also laid claim to one of the bracelets. I have been wearing it for a couple of weeks now and it is so comfortable. There are no rough edges that scratch and with the three different size settings, it’s not binding at all.

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They also have available verse templates that make it simple for you to just print and cut what you like. If you want to customize it to suit your needs, they have provided a blank template for you to edit. Both of these can be found
Overall, I am very impressed with the quality of Keeplets. I can really tell that Jennifer has put a lot of care into each item she creates.
You can find your own Keeplet at http://www.biblekeeplets.net.Keeplets can also be found on Facebook.

 

Questions and Comments are always welcome below.

Make My Maxi : Calling all #Fashionistas

WahmReviewer Cecily Bulter

I received these products for free to base this review on. All thoughts and written words are my own.

When I saw that Make My Maxi was up for a review I jumped at the chance.  I messaged Rachel and discussed options for the review and we decided on her headwraps. I chose a gray one, because I like neutrals and then asked her to surprise me with a black and white one because she had such a variety of black and white choices. The school I work for, and my kids attend, colors are black and white. She sent me an adorable chevron one. And there was a coupon for another one too!!!

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She was very quick with her responses even when I was not so quick with mine. Rachel works out of her home so she can spend time with her two young daughters. I love being able to do business with a person or company that I know I helping directly. Rachel makes headwraps, maxi skirts, circle skirts and more for both grown up and little girls. You can send her fabric or chose from fabric she has. Her items are very reasonable considering the time she spends making these items herself. She does adjust pricing based on whether you send her the fabric or she supplies it. You can find pictures of available fabric, and instructions for order on her Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/MakeMyMaxi , there’s a link to her etsy shop right there on the page as well.

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She was very quick with sending out my head-wraps. I was super excited to get the package in the mail. I love them both headwraps are stretchy enough to fit me and both of my daughters. Plus they are both made of super soft fabric. They are also very versatile. You can wear them multiple ways. You can wear them wide and over your ears, or with the ‘knot’ in front, or fold them or scrunch them up to make the narrow. They are not too loose and not to tight. Kind of reminds me of “The Three Bears”, they fit just right!

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If you’d like more info on the products Rachel sells feel free to contact her at the Facebook page above or at makemymaxi@gmail.com

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