Baffle “I Flexed & the Sleeves Fell Off” Woman’s Tank

flexedFUN-FLEX WOMEN’S TANK

~ What ~
Made of 65% preshrunk cotton and 35% polyester, this women’s tank top has a razorback design with a burnt-out look that is slightly see-through. Available in one color, it is gray with white printing that states “I flexed and the sleeves fell off.” It is available in five sizes from Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, and XX-Large. It is recommended to be hand washed in cold water and hang dry or lay flat. Cleaning instructions are included on an attached tag.

~ Why ~
I like the uniqueness of this garment, especially its silly saying. The white words are bold against the black on dark gray material. Since most people know I go to the gym three days a week and know I do not work out to the extreme, wearing the shirt gets many laughs from my friends. I like that the fabric is soft, stretchy, comfortable, and made in America.

~ Why Not ~
Some may not like the thinness of the fabric, but it is made with a burnt look that is meant to be thin and a little sheer. Others may wish it was not in a razorback design as standard bra straps will show.

~ Wish ~
With only one color option, I wish more colors were available.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a fun woman’s tank as a gift or to wear at the gym, this is one is comical, especially for someone like me who pathetically lifts weights.

Thanks to Baffle for this product that I am freely evaluating.

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Baffle “Gym Now Wine Later” Woman’s Tank

gym-nowWORK OUT NOW, DRINK LATER WOMEN’S TANK

~ What ~
Made of 65% preshrunk cotton and 35% polyester, this women’s tank top has a razorback design with a burnt-out look that is slightly see-through. Available in one color, it is gray with white printing that states “Gym Now Wine Later.” It is available in five sizes from Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, and XX-Large. It is recommended to be hand washed in cold water and hang dry or lay flat. Cleaning instructions are included on an attached tag.

~ Why ~
I like the uniqueness of this garment, especially that it has a fun and witty saying. It will make a cute birthday gift for my sister who works out and enjoys wine. With the white words bold and large, they stand out against the black on dark gray fabric. The top back has the company name imprinted in white also. I like that the material is soft, stretchy, and comfortable. The Medium fit my Size 8 frame nicely without being too tight. Another plus is the fabric is made in America.

~ Why Not ~
Some may not like the thinness of the fabric, but it is made with a burnt look that is meant to be a little sheer. Others may wish it was not in a razorback design as regular bra straps will show. Those who do not imbibe may not want to wear it.

~ Wish ~
With only one color option, I wish more colors were available. Since I have to force myself to go to the gym, having it state” Gym Now, Whine Later” would be more apropos for me.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a woman’s tank as a gift or to wear at the gym and enjoy wine later, this would be a fun selection.

Thanks to Baffle for this product that I am freely evaluating.

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* CONTEST * 3 Hardbound Carole P Roman Books ~ Giveaway!


One to Ten: Squirrel's Bad DayCan a Princess Be a Firefighter?Rocket-Bye

WIN SET OF 3 CAROLE P ROMAN’S HARDBOUND CHILDREN’S BOOKS
ONE TO TEN: SQUIRREL’S BAD DAY!
CAN A PRINCESS BE A FIREFIGHTER?
ROCKET-BYE

1 WINNER will be randomly selected to win FREE from the author all 3 HARDBOUNDS!

SIMPLE steps to enter this 3-day contest

1.  Follow my blog if you do not do so already.
2. Click on the headline ** CONTEST ** to be sure you are on the Reply page.
3. Post in the “LEAVE A REPLY” section below why you want to read this exciting book (could be funny, clever, serious, or the words “I want” since the winner is randomly chosen).
4. Like at least one of Carole P Roman’s sites on the internet.


5. If you are the winner, please consider posting a review regarding what you thought of the book on at least 2 websites.

This is a FAST CONTEST ending Monday, February 27th, 2017, after 5 PM PST so follow the requirements above and try for a chance to win a book that is mailed from the publisher directly to you! Winner’s shipping address must be in the U.S.A.

I read & reviewed these books –
https://connywithay.wordpress.com/2016/11/28/one-to-ten-squirrels-bad-day/
https://connywithay.wordpress.com/2016/04/03/can-a-princess-be-a-firefighter/
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Navigating Indieworld

WANT TO SELF-PUBLISH YOUR BOOK?

Navigating Indieworld: A Beginner's Guide to Self-Publishing and Marketing Your

Carole P. Roman has written over 35 children’s books and knows the ins and outs of self-publishing, especially not what to do, how to save money, and ways to promote a book. She has won over 100 book awards and has received over 3,000 reviews.

Many of my followers have read & reviewed her books. I know you find them enjoyable, educational, & entertaining.

If you want to self-publish your book, NAVIGATING INDIEWORLD by Julie A. Gerber & Carole P. Roman is a great go-to beginner’s guide that will help you promote & market your book.

Recently, Carole and this book were honored by FORBES.com in two interesting articles:

Since I initially edited the book, Carole has thoughtfully mentioned my name in the 2nd article (bottom of page 2). 

Please enjoy reading both articles about Carole’s path to recreating her life after 60 years old and her recently released book.

THANK YOU, CAROLE, for the recognition!

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God’s Easter Miracles

God's Easter Miracles: Adventures Of The Sea KidsTitle: God’s Easter Miracle
Author: Lee Ann Mancini
Illustrator: Don Sharp
Publisher: GLM Publishing
ISBN: 978-0997332513

“Truly, God has blessed us with many Easter miracles! Lenny was healed, Jimmy asked Jesus into his heart, and Paul learned that getting gifts is great, but giving to others is greater,” the teacher tells her sea students in Lee Ann Mancini’s children’s book, God’s Easter Miracle.

~ What ~
Part of the Adventures of the Sea Kids series, this unnumbered thirty-two-page oversized hardbound targets children ages two to eight-years-old who like stories about fish friends, Jesus, and Easter. With no extremely scary or violent scenes, it would best be read out loud to beginner readers due to some complicated wording.

In this under-the-sea tale that begins during the school’s Easter egg hunt, young Paul has autism and wants to find one of three Easter eggs that have a cross printed on the outside so that he can win a prize in the classroom’s treasure box. When Jimmy finds two eggs with crosses, Paul gets upset that Jimmy will not share with him. Jimmy prays and asks Jesus to come into his heart and gives Paul the special egg, who wins a gift to give to Lenny, who is sick but gets well. Throughout the story, it is mentioned that Jesus gave up His life for us and how we should think about others.

~ Why ~
This book is a pleasant reminder to young ones that it is better to give than receive, to be kind to those who have a disability or are ill, and to consider “asking Jesus into your heart” although this is not all there is to enter eternity in Heaven. I like the brightly colored designs that pop out of the pages with expressions and focus as well has the hidden ichthus to find.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not like books about Jesus and Easter may pass on this book. Some may not like books that are fictitious about sea creatures who go to church and school and discuss God. A few beginner readers may struggle with the two- and three-syllable words.

~ Who ~
Author Mancini is an adjunct professor in Florida as well as a wife and mother of two who devotes her life to Christ. Illustrator Sharp has over thirty years’ experience illustrating children’s books and lives in Michigan.

~ Wish ~
While the book does discuss asking God into one’s heart and that Jesus died on the cross for us, it does not explain sin or the forgiveness of it. I wish there were consistency in capitalizing pronouns of God and Jesus.

~ Want~
If you are looking for a book about Easter, Jesus giving His life for us, and how to give to others including one with a disability, this may be a good start to understanding it from a child’s perspective.

Rating: 4.5  of 5 stars

Thanks to Book Crash and the author for the complimentary book that I am reviewing freely.

This review will be posted on Book Crash and Amazon with links on Bookfun.org, Godinterest, Pinterest, Google+, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

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Baffle “Run Now Wine Later” Woman’s Tank

run-nowFUN-RUN WOMEN’S TANK

~ What ~
Made of 65% preshrunk cotton and 35% polyester, this women’s tank top has razorback design with a burnt-out look that is slightly see-through. Available in five colors, it is available in hot pink, neon green, bright yellow, aqua blue, or white with black printing that states “Run Now Wine Later.” It is available in five sizes from Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, and XX-Large. It is recommended to be hand washed in cold water and hang dry or lay flat. Cleaning instructions are included on an attached tag.

~ Why ~
I like the uniqueness of this garment, especially because it is fun and innocuous. Due to its bright colors and bold large black letters, the neon green one received gets noticed. I like that its fabric is made in America. The Medium fit my Size 8 frame nicely without being too tight.

~ Why Not ~
Some may not like the thinness of the fabric, but it is made with a burnt look that is meant to be a little sheer, so I would suggest wearing a trendy matching athletic bra or double tank underneath it. Others may wish it was not in a razorback design as standard bra straps will show.

~ Wish ~
I wish the shirt included a silhouette of a runner (or maybe a runner with a wine bottle) as it would be more eye-catching. In my case, “Run Now, Whine Later” is more apropos.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a fun woman’s tank as a gift for someone who runs and drinks wine, this would be an excellent and fun tank to wear.

Thanks to Baffle for this product that I am freely evaluating.

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Best Choice Striped Hammock for 2

COLORFUL STRIPED DOUBLE HAMMOCK

~ What ~hammock-stripe-1
Made of quilted polyester with a cotton filling, this wide hammock for two people can handle weight up to 450 pounds. Coming in a black nylon drawstring bag with shoulder strap, the hammock with red, blue, green, and white stripes measures 135 inches by 55 inches. It has 2 dark wooden spreader bars, white polyester ropes, and metal O and S rings plus 2 foot-long chains for linking on to trees or posts. A detachable approximately 8 by 40 by 4-inch matching striped pillow can be buttoned onto the product. Its total weight is a little over 10 pounds including the carry bag. Limited assembly is required when attaching it to trees or poles.

~ Why ~
With this hammock being built for two, there is plenty of room on its 75 by 55-inch bed area for rest and relaxation because the two wooden bars hold the fabric permanently apart so when two people are on it, they do not collapse together in the middle. Another nice feature is the quilted fabric is dyed with a UV resistant treatment, but it is soft and feels durable and should hold up to mold, mildew, and repeated use. Having an attached matching pillow is a plus as it can be removed effortlessly. I like the pliable fabric and the dark wood slats.

~ Why Not ~hammock-stripe-2
Some may not like the design or colors of the stripes as the red and blue stripes are thicker than the thinner green and white ones, but its many colors would go well with patio or outdoor decor. Others may wish the bag had a zipper opening instead of a drawstring pull on one end; however, compared to other hammock bags, this one is easy to slip the rolled-up hammock including the detached pillow into the bag

~ Wish ~
I wish more color choices and designs were offered. With the pillow only being 8 inches wide, it may work better at 1o or 12 inches, but then it may not fit in the bag as quickly. The pillow buttons are on the small side, so I may switch them to larger buttons if they undo often.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a wide hammock that fits two people at an inexpensive price, this is an ideal choice that many will enjoy in their backyard, camping, or outdoors.

Thanks to Best Choice for this sample that I am freely evaluating.

This product can be found at https://bestchoiceproducts.com/products/best-choice-products-quilted-fabric-double-hammock-w-wood-spreader-bar-sky-blue-w-palm-trees

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“Multi Porpoise” Baffle Women’s Tank Top

porpoiseWEAR WITH PURPOSE & A PORPOISE!

~ What ~
Made of 65% preshrunk cotton and 35% polyester, this women’s tank top has razorback design with a burnt-out look that is slightly see-through. Available in five colors, it is available in hot pink, neon green, bright yellow, aqua blue, or white with black printing that states “Multi Porpoise” as well as a cut-out of the colorful mammal. It is available in five sizes from Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, and XX-Large. It is recommended to be hand washed in cold water and hang dry or lay flat. Cleaning instructions are included on an attached tag.

~ Why ~
I like the uniqueness of this garment, especially that it has a fun and clever saying that is a pun about purpose versus porpoise. It provides a good laugh for those who know my personality. I like that its fabric is made in America. The Medium fit my Size 8 frame nicely without being too tight. The attached photo does not do justice of the bright aqua blue color of the tank nor the green animal.

~ Why Not ~
Some may not like the thinness of the fabric, but it is made with a burnt look that is meant to be a little sheer, so I would suggest wearing a trendy matching aqua blue athletic bra underneath it. Others may wish it was not in a razorback design as standard bra straps will show.

~ Wish ~
I am glad they make this is a short-sleeved t-shirt too. I hope other products with the wording becomes available.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a woman’s tank as a gift or to wear at the gym, this is fun and comfortable way to make a statement when wearing, especially if you love porpoises.

Thanks to Baffle for this product that I am freely evaluating.

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“Wifey” Women’s Razorback Tank Top

wifeyFUN WOMEN’S TANK

~ What ~
Made of 65% preshrunk cotton and 35% polyester, this women’s tank top has razorback design with a burnt-out look that is slightly see-through. Available in one color, it is gray with white printing that states “Wifey.” It is available in five sizes from Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, and XX-Large. It is recommended to be hand washed in cold water and hang dry or lay flat. Cleaning instructions are included on an attached tag.

~ Why ~
I like the uniqueness of this garment, especially that it has a fun and clever saying. It provides a good laugh that my husband appreciates. I like that its fabric is made in America. The Medium fit my Size 8 frame nicely without being too tight. The mottled black on dark gray fabric is soft, stretchy, and comfortable with no loose threads or uneven seams.

~ Why Not ~
Some may not like the thinness of the fabric, but it is made with a burnt look that is meant to be a little sheer, so I would suggest wearing a trendy athletic bra underneath it. Others may wish it was not in a razorback design as standard bra straps will show.

~ Wish ~
With only one color option, I wish more colors were available.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a woman’s tank as a gift or to wear at the gym, this is fun and comfortable way to make a statement when wearing.

Thanks to Baffle for this product that I am freely evaluating.

Grammarly was used to check for errors in this review.

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* CONTEST * A True Princess of Hawai’i ~ 1 FREE Giveaway!

 

Win Beth Greenway’s children’s book,
A TRUE PRINCESS OF HAWAI’I!
ENTER TO WIN THE BOOK.

ONE WINNER will be randomly selected to win FREE from Arbordale Publishing this recently-released book.

Book teaser: “A true princess is known by her deeds,”Nani is told in the story section of Beth Greenway’s children’s book, A True Princess of Hawai’i.

SIMPLE steps to enter this 3-day contest

1.  Follow my blog if you do not do so already.
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3. Post in the “LEAVE A REPLY” section below why you want to read this exciting book (could be funny, clever, serious, or the words “I want” since the winner is randomly chosen).
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5. If you are the winner, please consider posting a review regarding what you thought of the book on one or two websites.

This is a FAST CONTEST ending THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd, 2017, after 5 PM PST so follow the requirements above and try for a chance to win a book that is mailed from the publisher directly to you! Winner’s shipping address must be in the U.S.A.

I read & reviewed this book – it’s a 4 STAR!
Here is my review: https://connywithay.wordpress.com/2017/02/12/a-true-princess-of-hawaii/

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