Journal 10 Review & #Giveaway (OVER) US Only

16 April 2012
I have been an avid journaler since I learned to write. I know that there are 5 boxes of journals in my storage shed, and I have a plastic tub full here at the house. Not all pages are completely filled, and some only have a sentence or two.  This Journal 10 would have come in so handy for me! 

I am always having to get a planner each year and transfer addresses, phone numbers, birthdays, and anything else I need to remember (getting the furnace cleaned, vet appointments, etc).  It is so annoying to have to go to the store and find one that isn't bedazzled or that doesn't scrimp on the address section.  Then, I have to get a journal to record the family events so I can blog them or put them in baby books.  This is probably how I end up with 3 giant stacks of to-do's on my table!  I think I found the solution with this product.

Kinoko Gold AHCC supplement (60-day supply) Review & Giveaway (OVER)

This review is written by Bargain Hound:

I have had the opportunity to review a 60-day supply of Kinoko Gold AHCC supplements from Quality of Life Labs. AHCC significantly improves your immune response. I gave these to my boyfriend to take, as he's very health conscious. He takes daily vitamins and supplements and he was anxious to try these. The suggested dose is 2-6 capsules daily. He took 2 a day. He liked them so much, he is ordering more and intends to continue taking these. He started taking these during the height of flu season, so this was perfect timing. He never got sick, and he has really bad allergies, and his allergies haven't even kicked in yet. Typically his allergies would have started bothering him over a month ago. He feels great, has energy, and experienced no side effects from these at all. In fact, they are all natural, safe and effective.

If you've never heard of this supplement, here is a little information on it:

This #1 immune support supplement in Japan is used in over 700 clinics throughout Asia to help support the immune system.

Active Hexose Correlated Compound
AHCC is Japan's #1 top-selling immune support dietary supplement, now available in the United States. AHCC (Active Hexose Correlated Compound) is an extract obtained from a hybridization of several species of mushroom mycelia. AHCC supports normal immune function and may improve the number and functions of immune system cells. It has been shown to significantly increase immune response by promoting enhanced macrophage and T-cell activity and boosting peak Natural Killer (NK) cell function.

Immune-Boosting Effects of AHCC

  • Activates macrophage activity

  • Improves NK cell function

  • Increases the production of cytokines

Potential Effects of AHCC

  • Taken during chemotherapy, AHCC:

  • May support the liver’s ability to detoxify

  • May optimize white blood cell counts

  • May improve appetite

  • May alleviate nausea

  • May maintain energy levels

  • May support a healthy response to inflammation

Potential Improvements in Quality of Life

  • Stronger Immune system: Increased NK Cell, Macrophage, Cytokine and Interleukin activity

  • Better resistance during seasonal changes

  • Less fatigue and more energy

  • Better mood

  • Better sleep

  • Optimized white blood cell count

  • Increased ability of the body to fight off attacks on healthy cells

Are you interested in trying these? If so, fill out the Rafflecopter form below, to enter to win a *60-day supply bottle of your own! This giveaway will run from Tuesday, 4/17 through 5/1. Good luck to everyone!
*60-day supply if taken 1 capsule daily

(Disclosure: I was provided with free bottle of AHCC to review, free of charge. Comments and thoughts are my own.)


Gustafer Yellowgold'sYear in the Day CD/DVD set #giveaway (OVER)

We have been having so much fun getting guest reviews and giveaways that we sought out a few more for you guys! And this is a really great set for the whole family!! Make sure you read the review, watch the video and then enter to win!!

Powered by Mom is pleased to bring you another wonderful giveaway

Gustafer Yellowgold's Year in the Day CD & DVD set review & giveaway

This is a wonderful set for the whole family to watch and listen to. It can be mellow and fun but still have you humming along!

The reviews on Gustafer Yellowgold's Year in the Day have been absolutely amazing! It's been said that it's a “A cross between ‘Yellow Submarine’ and Dr. Seuss.” - The New York Times.

Well when I read that awesome quote I knew I wanted to review this set as I loved Yellow Submarine and was trying to imagine that crossed with Dr. Seuss. How much more funky than that can you get and I like funky!

The music does not disappoint as I said it can be mellow, has great lyrics but you will still find yourself humming along. I found too that toddlers liked it even if they couldn't understand the words because of the rhythm and it's not too loud for their younger ears.

Book Tour: Legion of Bats by Shadow Stephens

I haven't gotten the chance to read this book, although the cover alone is enough to make me want to pick it up. Here a little excerpt for you all:)

Zoe Masterson sat on a merry-go-round in the Tanner Elementary School yard. A slight breeze gently blew her hair, and she used her feet to push herself around as her mind flashed to recent events.

Hearing brutal fights coming from the Conrad house were the norm to Zoe. Their last fight wasn’t held behind closed doors. The Fourth of July should be a happy, festive holiday, but Judy Conrad made the mistake of telling her husband she wanted to stay when he told her they were leaving the town party. That day, Zoe had watched in horror at the violence the man displayed, hoping this would be her last encounter with the Conrad’s, but in a town of three hundred people it was impossible. That Fourth of July the entire town witnessed Mrs. Conrad’s head slam into a paper plate full of food. Partygoers were sprayed with bits of coleslaw and hot dog toppings. As her head came up, catsup and other bits of food dripped down her face. She glared at her husband. The look said she would love nothing more than to return the favor.

Tonight played out differently. Zoe threw on a hoodie to protect herself against the chill, left her apartment to get a pop at the Town Mart. Walking along the road she could hear the screams from inside the Conrad house. Nobody in the neighborhood wants to get involved, but somebody should, she thought as she passed by.

Zoe stopped in the middle of the road and watched the house. A desire to help the poor woman burned inside her. That would only guarantee trouble for me, Zoe thought again then stuffed her hands in the front pocket of the hoodie. As soon as the house burst into flames she ran. It went up so fast it was like the sun had descended from the sky.

Residents of Tanner had a long history of blaming Zoe for anything that went wrong. She knew it wouldn’t take long for all the fingers in town to point to her as an arsonist. They didn’t like her, and she loathed them. Zoe spun the merry-go-round slowly. Her mind filled with tortured cries as Andrew Conrad burned. “I didn’t start the fire. I just walked by the Conrad house. So much for minding my own business,” she muttered to herself, looking up to the cloudy black sky. “I should’ve just stayed home. Wonder how long it’ll take the sheriff to find me?” It was true, she didn’t like Mr. Conrad, but that didn’t mean she torched the place.

Her feet continued pushing the wheel around. As she passed by the wooded area that lined the playground, three men in black suits were walking slowly toward her. They approached like she was a danger to them, not the other way around. Not waiting to see who they were, she sprang to her feet and ran as fast as she could. Footsteps echoed behind her as the footfalls splattered in puddles left from the rain earlier in the day. Running was not Zoe’s forte, and her pursuers were gaining on her. This wasn’t what she expected at all. She knew the local sheriff would be looking for her, but these men looked like federal agents. Fear seized her mind as she struggled to keep her footing.

She heard a loud snap, followed by a groan, and turned to see what happened. One of the men dodged as a large branch from an oak tree plummeted to the ground, hitting his arm. Zoe’s toes caught on a tree root, and she tumbled forward, rolling down a slight embankment. A hand scraped across her arm as one of the men failed to hold onto her.

Zoe forced her feet back to the ground, propelling her body forward. Taking a detour through the outbuildings of the school, she hoped to lose the men. She rounded the main building and took off for the open field. Glancing once to see if the men were far behind her, she smiled—no one was in sight. Zoe kept running with hope of escape. She pushed forward across a small bridge as fast as she could, but the notion of outrunning her pursuers vanished when one of the men hit her back full force. The air in her lungs came out in one gush. He wrapped his legs around her as they both fell to the ground, muddy water splashed all around them. The man slapped her in handcuffs and yanked her off the ground. As he pulled her to her feet, his long, blond hair came loose of his ponytail.

Thick mud dripped from the front of Zoe, and her long, black hair fell in a tangled, lumpy mess around her face. Unable to wipe the mud away she shook it off, mud flying in every direction. The men ducked to avoid the shower, but they couldn’t keep from being splattered. The blond man who captured her tightly gripped her cuffed wrists and pulled her in the direction he wanted to walk. Zoe cried out as pain shot through her wrists. The dark haired pursuer decked the man who had jerked her up then pushed him to the ground.

“I’ll take her from here, Helsen,” he snarled.

As they led her to the car it seemed as if the entire town gathered to see the spectacle. Whispers spread as she walked by. Zoe held her head high, ignoring them, determined they would not get to her.

Judy Conrad pointed at Zoe and cried out, “She killed my husband!”

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