#boutofbooks 5.0 Wrap-up Post

19 August 2012
Bout of Books Read-a-Thon

I love participating in Read-a-thons! This one started off great for me, I was getting in a whole lot of reading time, and zipping through the books, then towards the middle of the week I lost a bit of my steam. Here are my totals for this Read-a-thon:

You can find more detailed updates here
Total hours read: 38
Total Books Finished: 5
Reviews written: 3 posted now, 1 posting soon and 1 that will not be posted per publisher request (Poser (2 of 5 stars)

I did do a few of the challenges, and commented on some of the updates during the week.

I can't wait to participate in the next Bout Of Books!!!

netTalk Duo WiFi Review and #Giveaway (8/27) US/CAN

netTalk Duo WiFi Review and Giveaway

Sponsored by netTalk 


We recently got the chance to review the netTalk Duo WiFi voice over ip telephone service. To be honest we are not much of techies, and weren't sure exactly what to expect. We had not heard of netTalk or this product before this review. I was a little worried that something would not go right do more so to operator error than anything.

The set up for this product was pretty easy. I read the directions that accompanied the product, and as well used the diagram located on the website (http://www.nettalk.com/duowifi;). The set consisted of first plugging the netTalk Duo WiFi device into my ethernet cable. Secondly I the phone cord into the duo device. I then connected the USB cable from the AC adapter to the duo device, and then I put the phone cord into the phone ( phone wasn't included). The last thing I did was plus the device into the outlet. 

At first the light that is on the netTalk Duo WiFi device did not turn green. I started to worry a little as I thought perhaps I did not connect everything as I should have. After rechecking my connections, I waited thinking maybe it had to register itself in some way ( the novice techie at work..lol). Finally about 5 minutes later I decided to unplug the device from the outlet and plug it back in. Then my green light came on. I immediately placed a test call to my cell phone to make sure it was working. 

I wouldn't call the set up difficult, but I can not speak for everyone else experience as we are all using the same routers, or internet service provides so the set up may very. The overall experience using the device has been excellent. I have not experienced any dropped calls ( this can in large part be contributed to your service provider). The voice quality compatible to my home phone is great, you wont notice a difference. 

The netTalk Duo WiFi is currently available at Target and other retails.

Because we love you guys so much we are giving away a netTalk Duo WiFi to one of our lucky fans. 


(1) netTalk Duo WiFi Device

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Rubbermaid LunchBlox Sandwich Kits~ Lunch just got easier!

LunchBlox Sandwich kit from rubbermaid Do you pack your kids' lunch, only to have them come home complaining that the sandwich was squished and soggy; the fruit was mashed or the chips/crackers were in crumbs? Rubbermaid has come up with a great solution! Rubbermaid LunchBlox™ Sandwich Kit is perfect for packing your lunch for work or school!

The kids have been fighting over who got to use the Sandwich Kit first. So I headed over to Rubbermaid and printed the coupon for $1.50 off so that all three kids could have one. So you want to know what I LOVE about the LunchBlox Sandwich Kit?

  • They save space and allow for more goodies to be in the kids' lunch boxes.

  • The containers snap together and keep everything upright. No more spilled dip in Sassy's lunch!

  • The included Blue Ice™ pack keeps the kids' lunch cold without getting anything soggy!

  • The containers are portioned perfectly for the kids. No more worries about the kids not having enough for lunch or having too much.

  • Sandwich Kit includes 2 Snack Containers, 1 Side Container, 1 Sandwich Container and 1 Medium Blue Ice. Sassy loves that she can now take her chicken wraps for lunch without them getting smashed.

  • The containers are microwave, dishwasher, and freezer safe. They are also BPA-free!


The LunchBlox Sandwich Kit is currently available for purchase at Rubbermaid.com, Target, Kmart, Kroger, Safeway, Bi-Lo, Winn-Dixie, HEB, other grocery stores and select Wal-Mart stores and retails for $12.99. And don't forget the coupon for $1.50 off





Rubbermaid also has other modular products that I can't wait to get my hands on! Salad Kit which includes 1 Salad Container, 1 Toppings Tray, 1 Salad Dressing Container and 1 Medium Blue Ice and an Entree Kit which includes 1 EntrĂ©e Container with dividers, 2 Snack Containers, 2 Side Containers, 1 Medium Blue Ice and 1 Small Blue Ice.

Connect with Rubbermaid to find out more about their great products!

*I was provided a Sandwich Kit for review purposes. I was not required to post a positive review and only post products that I feel my readers can use*