Tommy Raz Gun Holster

Gun Belt 1COMFORTABLE GUN HOLDER

~ What ~
This black unisex gun holder belt adjusts for waists measuring up to 44 inches wide and most types of handguns. Made of neoprene, it has an inner liner of cotton that absorbs moisture against the skin. There is a quick, silent elastic flip strap to release the gun with firm button closure. An elastic section is added that can hold a clip. It is hand washable and should be air dried.

~ Why ~Gun Belt 2
Wearing a comfortable gun belt when carrying a concealed weapon is a must, especially if the gun can be accessed quickly. I like how this one has a cotton lining that can be placed directly against the skin or over a shirt and not itch. Since the belt is almost 5 inches wide, it can be rotated easily for left or right handed gun users.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not have a gun or carry a concealed weapon will not be interested in this item. Others may prefer a holder for their thigh or leg, but this one can adapt to inside or outside the waistband, cross body, appendix position, behind the hip, small of back, or as a shoulder holster under the shirt. Some may not like how wide it is.

~ Wish ~
Including an inner pocket between the fabrics would be ideal for identification or paper money.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a quality gun holster that is comfortable to wear for hours at a time, this is an excellent choice.

Thanks to Tommy Raz for this discounted product that I am freely evaluating.

This product can be found at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01NB8UA7H/

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Thank You, God, for Grandma

Title: Thank You, God, for Grandma
Author: Amy Parker
Illustrator: Rosalinda Kightley
Publisher: Tommy Nelson
ISBN: 978-0-7180-8925-2

“Thank You, God, for Grandma;
There’s nothing I can do
I know she’ll always love me, and …
Grandma, I love you too!”
Amy Parker ends in her children’s book, Thank You, God, for Grandma.

~ What ~
At twenty pages, this board book with a padded front cover targets children ages two to five years old. With no scary scenes, it is a nice story about honoring a young one’s grandmother. Full page color illustrations of a bear with two of her grand cubs cover both sides of the opened pages.

Written in rhyme with some complicated wording, this short tale concentrates on a bear grandmom who cares, teaches, plays, spoils, sings, and interacts with her grandchildren. While there are fun scenes of bears romping in the field, reading books, dressing up, playing hide-and-seek, cooking, picnicking, and singing, it is also noted the grandmother shows how to care for others and let God’s love shine. The beginning and end of the book stress that young ones should be thankful to God for their grandparent.

~Why ~
Our three-year-old granddaughter loves being read books before she goes to sleep, and I love how this one focuses on a grandma and what she does that is special. The pictures are engaging and fun to look at for the age group.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not have a personal relationship with God may not understand why one would thank God for grandparents. Due to some of three syllable words, it would be best to read it out loud to beginner readers.

~ Who ~
The author of over thirty books that have sold over one million copies worldwide, Parker focuses on children, teens, and adults. Married, she and her husband have two sons. No information is given on the illustrator, Kightley.

~ Wish ~
Because this book only shows a grandmother and grandchild relationship, it should be noted there is a similar book about grandfathers too.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a bonding book about a grandma with pictures of bears, this is a nice choice.  It would be an adorable book to have in the grandparents’ home when the young ones come for a visit and cuddle up with their grammy and be read it.

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Seat Saver Car Seat Cover

QUICK PROTECTION FOR CAR SEATS

Car Seat Cover 1~ What ~
Made of two layers with the underside being waterproof PVC and the top cover Polyester, this universal car seat/headrest cover is for those who sweat, work out, get muddy, dirty, or sandy, and want to protect their vehicle’s complete seat. Available in five colors of black, blue, red, gray, and beige, it will fit most cars that include a headrest. Coming with instructions, it slips over the seat’s headrest. It is hand washable and should be air dried.

~ Why ~
I do not like when my husband has been exercising and gets in his car when there is no protection on his car’s seat. I like that this cover is easy to slip over the driver’s seat and remove and wash quickly. The fabric is breathable while the underside feels waterproof. It works great for those with pets who let them ride in the front seat of their cars.

~ Why Not ~
This product is more of an oblong waterproof sheet with a hooded area that slips over headrest and covers the entire seat when protection is needed. Some may not like having to put a cover on their car seats, thinking a folded towel will suffice, but this one covers the headrest and back and is waterproof so will protect the seat. Since there are no elastic bands or straps to secure it to the seat, it may slip and move around.Car Seat Cover 2

~ Wish ~
It would be nice if the product had Velcro tabs or elastic straps to secure it more tightly to the seat.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a universal car seat protection cover for when you are dirty, sweaty, or wet, this could be used quickly without taking to much time to put on and take off.

Thanks to Seat Saver for a discounted product that I am freely reviewing.

This product can be found at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B011EQCKU6/

 

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EXLIMITS Adjustable Knee Brace

Knee Brace 1PROTECT YOUR KNEES

~ What ~
This exercise kit includes one black open-patella knee brace, a resistance band, and a downloadable e-book link of five exercises. The brace is made of neoprene with extra long Velcro straps that can expand up to 27 inches. The resistance band is 12 inches long and 2 inches wide. The knee brace is hand washable and should be air dried. All items come in a gift box ready for wrapping.

~ Why ~
Having cracked a knee cap years ago, I occasionally suffer from knee pain if I walk too much. I like how this brace is easy to wrap around my knee at a desired compression level yet still be comfortable without cutting off my circulation. With one Velcro strap being longer than the other, it can be used for both males and females on most knees. The resistance band is durable and strong.

~ Why Not ~
Some may not like having to wear a brace, but it could be worn over clothes. Others may be uncomfortable wearing it, so it is recommended to adjust the tightness to match your desired level.Knee Brace 2

~ Wish ~
It would be nice if the brace were available in other colors. I wish the resistance band had how many pounds of maximum pressure as I have many of these, but cannot use the higher-weight resistance ones.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a quality knee brace that is comfortable, expandable, breathable, and supportive, this is an excellent choice

Thanks to EXLIMITS for this discounted product that I am freely evaluating.

This product can be found at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LO1QHGE/

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Thank You, God, for Grandpa

Title: Thank You, God, for Grandpa
Author: Amy Parker
Illustrator: Rosalinda Kightley
Publisher: Tommy Nelson
ISBN: 978-0-7180-8929-0

“Thank You, God, for Grandpa;
There’s nothing I can do
To make my grandpa love me less –
Grandpa, I love you too!”
Amy Parker ends in her children’s book, Thank You, God, for Grandpa.

~ What ~
At twenty pages, this board book with a padded front cover targets children ages two to five years old. With no scary scenes, it is a nice story about honoring a young one’s grandfather. Full page color illustrations of a monkey with two of his grandkids cover both sides of the opened pages.

Written in rhyme with some complicated wording, this short tale concentrates on a monkey grandpa who loves, teaches, tells stories, spoils, explains Jesus, and interacts with his grandchildren. While there are fun scenes of monkeys hugging, playing games, fishing, skipping rocks, pitching trick curveballs, eating yummy desserts, and catching fireflies, it is also noted how the grandfather shows Jesus’s love and how to pray. The beginning and end of the book stress that young ones should be thankful to God for their grandparent.

~Why ~
Our three-year-old granddaughter loves being read books before she goes to sleep, and I love how this one focuses on a grandpa and what he does that is special. The pictures are engaging and fun to look at for the age group.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not have a personal relationship with God may not understand why one would thank God for grandparents. Due to some of three syllable words, it would be best to read it out loud to beginner readers.

~ Who ~
The author of over thirty books that have sold over one-million copies worldwide, Parker focuses on children, teens, and adults. Married, she and her husband have two sons. No information is given on the illustrator, Kightley.

~ Wish ~
Because this book only shows a grandfather and grandchild relationship, it should be noted there is a similar book about grandmoms too.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a bonding book about a granddad with pictures of monkeys, this is a nice choice. It would be an adorable book to have in the grandparents’ home when the young ones come for a visit and sit in grandpa’s lap to be read it.

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Best Choice Lighted Mirror with Jewelry Cabinet

WHITE MIRRORED JEWELRY CABINET

Jewelry Mirror 2~ What ~
Framed by painted white wood, this oblong dressing mirror on a sturdy stand has a large hidden jewelry cabinet that comes with a key and lock for security. Also added around the mirror are 20 LED lights that require 3 AA batteries that are not included. The complete piece of furniture that can tilt measures 58 inches tall, 18 inches wide, and 3.5 inches deep and weighs 28.6 pounds. Instructions are in the box, and some assembly is required by using a screwdriver.

~ Why ~
I make and collect jewelry, so I currently store it in bags by color. I like that this dressing mirror turns into a huge jewelry display that can hold 108 earring pairs,18 hooks for necklaces, 98 rings, 5 shelves with dividers and pockets for bracelets and a velvet-lined pocket. It took me less than 20 minutes to assemble without issues and no missing pieces. Being able to turn on or off the LED lights is a plus.

~ Why Not ~Jewelry Mirror 3
Some may not like the white color, but it could be painted, and it is also available in black. Others may not need so many sections for their jewelry. If you are concerned about assembling the product, it does not take much effort as the inside of the jewelry section is already assembled.

~ Wish ~
I wish the battery box were a little easier to open. Having adjustable shelves would be ideal.

~ Want ~
If you are looking a nice full-length tiltable dressing mirror that also is a large jewelry cabinet, look no further.

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

I found this product at https://bestchoiceproducts.com/products/best-choice-products-led-lighted-mirrored-jewelry-cabinet-armoire-w-stand-whiteJewelry Mirror 1

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Treasured Grace

Treasured Grace (Heart of the Frontier)Title: Treasured Grace
Authors: Tracie Peterson
Publisher: BethanyHouse
ISBN: 978-0-7642-1327-4

“Try not to worry. I’m doing what I feel God has called me to do – help the sick,” Grace tells her sisters in Tracie Peterson’s novel, Treasured Grace.

~ What ~
The first in the Heart of the Frontier series, this three-hundred-twenty-page paperback targets those who like historical fiction with suspense and romance during the mid-nineteenth century in Oregon County. Its topics of illness, murder, rape, and death may not be appropriate for immature readers. A note to the reader, the author’s biography, and advertisements for other authored books are included.

Set in 1847, widowed Grace Martindale and her two younger sisters have finally arrived in Oregon. With her husband recently deceased, the eldest who uses natural healing arts decides they should stay at the Whitman Mission to help a sibling and others recover from measles. When the Cayuse Indians start dying from the same disease, the doctor at the mission is blamed for their illnesses.

After Grace encounters trapper Alex Armistead, both are caught between a rock and a hard place in their relationship that waxes and wanes as they each face their past and pain. As the mission deals with the heightened anger and rage of the Cayuse, Grace and Alex want to protect those caught up in the fray before they can consider each other.

~ Why ~
Fictionalizing the history of the Whitman Mission and what happened to it, the book shows the frustration and fear both sides experienced when lives and land were involved. I enjoy the detail the author adds regarding herbal remedies such as vinegar and how hard life was starting anew out West. The plan of eternal salvation is thorough and understandable.

~ Why Not ~
Some may wish the book was not so romantically predictable. Others may not want to read about a historical massacre that involves rape, murder, and its aftermath.

~ Who ~
Award winning author of over one hundred novels, Peterson focuses on both historical and contemporary genre. She lives in Montana with her family.

~ Wish ~
Due to the book’s abrupt ending, many are left wondering what happens next to secondary individuals such as Grace’s sisters. I wish there were consistency in capitalizing all pronouns of God for reverence.

~ Want ~
If you like historical Christian fiction that examines the clash between Indians and settlers in the West while including a growing romance, this first book in the series may grab your attention.

Thanks to Bethany House for this complimentary book that I am freely reviewing.

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Meaneor Short-Sleeved Dress

Geometric DressGeometric Short-Sleeve Shift

~ What ~
Made of 85% Terylene and 15% Cotton, this women’s collarless dress with geometric patterns has short sleeves and ends a few inches above the knee for an average-sized woman. Available in three colors of black, orange, or pink, it comes in four sizes of small, medium, large, and X-large. There are lines, circles, squares, and diamonds in the pattern with a solid rust suede pocket on the left breast. Cleaning instructions are included on an attached tag stating it can be machined washed and hang dry.

~ Why ~
I like the feel of the material as it is soft and stretchy. The pattern is eye-catching and noticeable. Another nice feature is there is no zipper so it can be slipped over the head to wear. The size Large fit my Size 8 frame comfortably with plenty of breathing room. I liked the rust pocket feature as I have a matching belt and sandals that will complete the outfit.

~ Why Not ~
Some may not like that there is no zipper. Others may not like the pocket as on the black one, there is little rust color in the garment, so it stands out. Tall women may think it is too short, but it was a modest length on my body. I ordered one size up to make sure it fit, yet I could have gotten a medium since the material is stretchy.

~ Wish ~
I wish the pattern were available in a sleeveless floor-length dress too as it is attractive.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a fun, geometric comfy summer dress, this inexpensive one may be a perfect choice.

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Without Warning

Without Warning: A J.B. Collins NovelTitle: Without Warning
Author: Joel C. Rosenberg
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 978-1-4964-0616-3

“I was doing everything I could to bring Abu Khalif to justice, to safeguard my family, to give us a chance at a life of freedom and security. But I was failing. I’d almost died — again,” J.B. Collins realizes in Joel C. Rosenberg’s novel, Without Warning.

~ What ~
At four-hundred-and-eighty pages, this hardbound targets those that enjoy Christian contemporary fictional suspense involving hunting down the leader of ISIS. Using words such as hell and damning, its topics of terrorism, chemical weapons, and murder may not be appropriate for immature readers. The beginning includes a list of characters and preface while the ending has acknowledgments, the author’s biography, and advertisements for other authored books.

The final book in the J.B. Collins trilogy series, the protagonist finds himself at the U.S. Capitol for the State of the Union to be recognized for previously rescuing the president. When a series of bombs hit the building, J.B. makes it his quest to find and kill Abu Khalif, the ISIS emir. After several well-orchestrated attacks on America involving sarin gas, the New York cynical war correspondent becomes a target and joins the Israelis to out-smart the evil leader of the Islamic State. Only when J.B. is dealt a personal blow and gives his life to Christ does he understand sacrificing for freedom.

~ Why ~
Those who like action-packed current day war stories of terrorism in the Middle East involving several countries will appreciate this book. I enjoyed the short chapters written in first person that were to the point, showing Collins’s frustration and fear. The pace of the book shoots bullets of dire warnings, death threats, and chemical attacks while J.B. and the team ardently reflect their line of fire. The eternal plan of salvation is stated succinctly and with purpose.

~Why Not ~
Those who do not like graphic violence, chemical weapons, and death will avoid this series that explains how deeply ISIS and their leaders want control of the world for the coming caliphate. Some may not like the limited first person view, but I feel it accentuates the emotional and personal aspect of dealing with good versus evil.

~ Who ~
The best-selling author of a dozen fiction and five non-fiction books, Rosenberg has sold more than three million copies. Founder and chairman of the Joshua Fund, he and his family live in Israel.

~ Wish ~
Not expecting an abrupt ending in this read, I wish creative writing allowed a fourth in the series. I prefer all pronouns of God were capitalized for reverence.

~ Want ~
If you enjoy geopolitical “go get ‘em no matter what” stories of global terrorism in Christian fiction, this series will keep you rushing through the chapters to find out what happens to J.B.

Thanks to Tyndale House Publishers and the author for this book that I am freely reviewing.

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How to Pack

How to Pack: Travel Smart for Any TripTitle: How to Pack
Author: Hitha Palepu
Illustrator: Kelly Lasserre
Publisher: Clarkson Potter/Publishers
ISBN: 978-1-101-90564-7

“When you understand the motivations behind how to pack, we’ll drive into the nitty-gritty of creating a packing station at home, selecting the perfect travel clothing and accessories, and putting everything together, ready to be put to use at your destination,” Hitha Palepu writes in the introduction to her book, How to Pack: Travel Smart for Any Trip.

~ What ~
At one-hundred-and-twenty-eight pages, this small hardbound targets those who travel and want to pack their bags efficiently and effectively. After an introduction and how to find your packing personality, the quick read contains six sections regarding travel luggage tips, ending with acknowledgments and blank packing lists.

The six divisions include how to pre-pack, choosing clothes with style, the right accessories for the right look, toiletry needs and beauty must-haves, how to pack for maximum space, and how to survive and thrive in the airport and beyond. The reader first determines if they are the anxious overpacker, forever forgetful, jumbled travel, or impractical daydreamer and applies the packing timeline before he or she learns ways to pack, unpack, and organize a suitcase.

~Why ~
My husband and I travel to see our out-of-state sons and their families so having well-prepared packing is a must. I like how the book helps qualify the type of traveler while explaining in depth the different kinds of luggage, attire for various different trips, folding versus rolling garments, toiletry bags and Dopp kits, and the value of coconut oil and herbal teas. I love that the eight blank packing lists at the back of the book are perforated for easy removal.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not travel will have no need for this book. Others may glean little new information in the book, so it would be best for the novice traveler. Some men may want more details regarding their belongings.

~ Who ~
Having traveled over a half-million miles worldwide, the author is an entrepreneur and writer in the life sciences, travel, and technology fields who lives in New York with her family. No information is given on the illustrator.

~ Wish ~
I wish there were an even balance of both sexes mentioned in the book as it favors women and their accessories more often than men.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a book for the beginner traveler, this is a viable option.

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