Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Voice Bible Translation

The Voice bible translation is a translation that puts the bible into everyday language. It reads more like a script than a book, and is available in e-book form, as well as in print. I didn't find it exceptionally user friendly, but that could just be that I am so used to the version I use, and am particular to it. In my opinion, anything that brings the bible to life, makes it easier to absorb and understand, and gives it accessibility is a plus in my book. (No pun intended!) 

This version of the bible has some similarities to "The Message" although the Voice uses several writers including an award winning fiction writer, a pastor, and a poet, while the Message is written by one individual. Both versions take certain liberties, the message in the way it sets up scenes, making them more contemporary, and the Voice in the names it gives to individuals in the bible.

If you are looking for something to refresh your bible reading, this could be the answer for you. If you are looking for a more traditional bible read, this bible would not be a recommendation I would give you.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Vicks Gentle Touch Behind Ear Thermometer Giveaway

This is the thermometer I wish I had when my children were infants. When a baby or child is sick, the last thing they want is to be prodded and poked. They want to be held, loved, and comforted. Us parents, on the other hand, want to know as much as possible about what is making our little bundle of joy so miserable. We want information. This thermometer gives us that information with just a touch behind the ear. It doesn't need to be held there for more than a second, and has a feature called Fever Insight® which uses colors to tell the user if the fever is "OK", "Mild" or "High".  

I will giveaway this thermometer to the first person that tells me how the temperature is taken from behind the ear.  Good luck!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Palmolive Fresh Infusions

A couple of weeks ago, I received a package in the mail from influenster.  I was so excited when I opened it and found three full sized bottles of Palmolive's new product, Fresh Infusions.  I love the scents of these dish soaps, but what I really like is the packaging.  It is cheerful, yes, I said cheerful!  Sleek, and classy.  The scents aren't overpowering, and it works like a charm.  If you haven't heard of influenster, I encourage you to check it out if you have any kind of online presence.  It's a great way to try out new products, and share them with your friends.  I have been sharing with my friends Palmolive's new product, and so far, they love it!

-----OK so right in the middle of writing this post I had to go pick up my son from kindergarten, he has a tummy ache.  Something else this stuff is good for, getting rid of germs!  So if my post seems a little disjointed thats why.-----

Anyway, I love this product, the packaging, and Influenster!  I encourage you to try it, and let me know what you think!

Monday, December 17, 2012

All Pro Dad by Mark Merrill - A review

I received the book "All Pro Dad" from Booksneeze.com to review on my blog. My husband read it, which in itself is an accomplishment, since he is not an avid reader. He is a member of the All Pro Dad website, however so I thought he would enjoy this book.

While my husband did say he liked the book, he wasn't super excited about it, talking about it like he normally would a book that he was inspired by.

When I asked his opinion on the book, he said it had too many quotes, that it felt like he was reading a quote book rather than an original manuscript. He is very involved in bettering his fathering skills, so this book appealed to that aspect of his character. The simple fact that he finished the book causes me to be compelled to give this book a positive review. I think the fact that it is written with a sports perspective in mind was a definite advantage.

Below is a description of the book:
"An NFL player becomes an All-Pro by relentlessly focusing on the fundamentals and executing them with sheer determination. The same is true to become an All Pro Dad. This book not only highlights the fundamentals of fatherhood, but also gives dads a winning game plan to do their most important job well.” –Tony Dungy, Super Bowl winning coach and NBC Sports commentator

While I think this book could have done more to hold the reader captive, it is a book that is worth reading, with valuable biblical truths and sage advice.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Influenster VoxBox!

So...I'm one of those weird people who love checking their mail. Not because I never get bills, or because I have all the money necessary to pay those bills, but because of the fun stuff I get in the mail; either for free or very cheap! One of those free things I got in the mail yesterday was a VoxBox.

What is a VoxBox you ask? It is a box full of goodies that companies want me to try and review. This one is called a Cosmo VoxBox. While I didn't really see any relation to the Cosmo magazine, it was packed full of girlie stuff. The box has two FriXion by Pilot pens, which are gel ink pens that completely erase! And when I say completely, I mean completely! They are incredibly smooth, not skippy, like a lot of erasable pens are. And yes, skippy is a technical term!

There is a bottle of of Forever Red Eau de Parfume from Bath and Body Works, a $10.00 value. It is a little fruity for my taste, but a great size to stick in my purse for when I forget to put perfume on!

A full size Ghiradelli Gourmet Milk Sea Salt Escape Bar. Yummy! I love Ghiradelli chocolate! I was kinda bummed that it has almonds in it, because I am not a big fan of nuts, but it will be great for someone's stocking!

The box also has a Venus razor and refill. The refill is a Venus-Olay refill, and I can't wait to try it! I love Venus razors, and they are kind of out of my price range, so I usually purchase a cheaper brand. Getting things like this in the mail makes all the bills I get that I can't pay easier to handle, gives me great gift ideas, and helps offset some household costs (such as razors!)  If you would like an invite to Influenster, comment below or email me at ejandcjsmom@gmail.com

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Legos and Bread

So...I'm at home, baking bread and vacuuming under my couch cushions (which doesn't happen very often by the way) when I step on a necklace of my daughters made of hard plastic stars.  It goes into my foot..yes, I said into.  OW!  It reminded me of the pain of stepping on a lego, except the toy wento into my foot.  Seeing a necklace dangling out of my foot freaked me out a bit, but I managed to keep my cool.  As I went into the kitchen I could smell the baking bread in my bread machine, its smell filling the whole house with its yummy goodness.  It made me think, I bet hell is filled with baking bread no one can eat, and a carpet of legos.  Just a thought....whadya think?

Thursday, August 30, 2012

CoverGirl&Olay Foundation and Powder Review

I recently started using CoverGirl and Oil of Olay's foundation and powder. I really like the way it sits on my face. The first day I used it, I used too much, and was disappointed. I could tell I had makeup on, and I don't like that look. The second day I used it I used less and was very happy with the results. I like the powder, it really gives me a finished look. I am not really brand specific, I have used many different foundations, but this is one I really like. It makes my face feel good, not dirty or weighed down at the end of the day.

 **I received foundation and powder as part of a BZZ campaign to review and share my opinion with other. I was not paid for this blog except for receiving free product to review.**