MCpinky Easter Craft Kit

6 EASTER BASKET DIY CRAFT PROJECTS

~ What ~
Made of non-woven felt fabric, this 6 piece set includes 3 decorations, 2 cross-body bags, and 1 basket, all with bunny or chick themes. With self-adhesive cut-out parts, pre-cut yarn, ribbons, non-sharp needles, and toy eyes, children as young as 4 years old can assemble them. They arrive in a cellophane bag without instructions, ready for making or giving.

~ Why ~
These handmade items are cute, adorable additions to any child’s Easter basket. I like their colorful designs and that there is a mix of decorations, pouch bags, and a basket that can be put together by a young child, promoting eye-hand coordination and attention to details. The chicks and bunny designs will delight kids.

~ Why Not ~
Some may not like that bunnies and chicks really have nothing to do with the true reason of Easter: Jesus’s crucifixion and resurrection. Others may think sewing may be too complicated for preschool aged children.

~ Wish ~
I wish all different animals were available for non-Easter theme times. Adding instructions to each project would help.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a craft kit dedicated to Easter bunnies and chicks, these are fun, engaging, and perfect for those who like to make things.

Thanks to MCpinky for this discounted product that I am under no obligation to review.

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3 Otters Wind-Up Bunnies

A DOZEN CUTE HOPPING EASTER RABBITS

~ What ~
Made of a soft plush fabric with white plastic feet, this set includes twelve wind-up white bunnies with black eyes and pink ears and noses. Measuring 4.3 inches tall and 2.4 inches wide, they have a side knob that can be turned clockwise to make their feet move so they hop. They arrive separately wrapped in a cellophane bag, ready for using or giving.

~ Why ~
These are cute, adorable additions to any child’s Easter basket or just to play with. I like the softness of the fabric and the decent size of the rabbits. I know our 2 grandchildren will love watching them march around the floor or table. It is helpful that they are wrapped individually so can be given as party favors or small gifts.

~ Why Not ~
Some may not like that bunnies really have nothing to do with the true reason of Easter: Jesus’s crucifixion and resurrection. Others may wish the animals were larger, but they are bigger than expected. Since the eyes are glued on, the toy should be kept away from those under three years old.

~ Wish ~
I wish different animals were available for non-Easter themes.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a party-pack of a dozen adorable bunnies that can be wound up and move, these are cute and fun.

Thanks to 3 otters for this discounted product that I am under no obligation to review.

#RankBoosterReview #Sponsoredbyshenglili #threeotters #3otters #Easterbunnypack #WindupBunnies

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VitalForm Ceylon Cinnamon

120 EXTRA-STRENGTH CINNAMON SUPPLEMENTS

~ What ~
Containing 1200 mg of organic Ceylon cinnamon in each, these 120 capsules support healthy blood sugar levels, promote heart and brain health, and helps support the joints. The dietary supplement should be taken 2 pills a day. There is a warning on the bottle regarding who should take it and how often along with storing recommendations. The bottle is stamped Lot 11192UFC and expires 11/2023.

~ Why ~
Keeping my blood pressure regulated and my circulation healthy are important to me as I age. I prefer taking non-prescription drugs compared to those filled with chemicals as its only ingredients are organic Ceylon cinnamon, vegetable capsule (HPMC), and rice flour. With no odor in the capsule form, they are gluten-free with no binders or fillers. Being produced in a USA GMP facility, it is 3rd party tested.

~ Why Not ~
If one does not like taking it in pill format, it could be opened and sprinkled on food due to its cinnamon taste. Some may prefer medical prescriptions for controlling blood sugar levels.

~ Wish ~
With the potency being so high at 1200, I wonder if they could be taken only one a day instead.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for extra-strength supplements made of Ceylon cinnamon, this is a great choice due to its high cinnamon content.

Thanks to VitalForm for this discounted product that I am under no obligation to evaluate.

#RankBoosterReview #SponsoredbyNatalliaUradzimskaya #VitalForm #CinnamonCapsules #CinnamonSupplements #OrganicCelyonCinnamon

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The Beauty of an Uncluttered Soul

Title: The Beauty of an Uncluttered Soul
Author: Carla Gasser
Illustrator: Vivian Kammel
Publisher: BethanyHouse
ISBN: 978-0764-3518-4

“As you examine each of the nine spiritual attributes, you will go through the sequential process of searching, observing, using, and leaning,” writes in Carla Gasser at the beginning of her book, The Beauty of an Uncluttered Soul.

~ What ~
This one-hundred-and-forty-four-page hardbound targets mainly women who want to rid themselves of internal clutter and focus on their relationship with God via the nine Biblical spiritual fruits. After notes from the author and illustrator, study method instructions, and useful tools, it contains three parts, each with three chapters, and ends with a conclusion, helpful terms, acknowledgments, notes, and biographies. Using mainly the English Standard Version of the Holy Bible, The Message, NASB, NIV, and NLT are also referenced. Beautiful watercolored designs of nature grace almost all the open pages that include a silk yellow ribbon marker.

By expounding on the fruits of the Spirit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control, each of the nine chapters covers one attribute to be discussed throughout the week. The chapters cover the topic through the four processes of searching Scripture, observing ways to promote the attribute, using it in every-day life, and leaning on the knowledge learned. With written-out Bible verses, quotes from famous people, and the author’s experiences, there are sections to write notes and answer questions.

~ Why ~
In these complicated times, it is hard as a Christian to declutter the heart and mind and focus solely on God. I like the journal-type format the emphasizes one of the fruits per chapter and applying it to one’s life. There is a lovely charm to the book’s visual presentation.

One chapter I appreciated was on joy as it expounds on its “calm delight” that is not based on circumstances, people, or things. Bible verses added are from John, I Peter, Romans, Psalms, and Philippians. Joy’s characteristics are different than happiness as it restores our souls and brings us eternal hope and direction. The lack of joy can be from unconfessed sin, being ashamed of our faith, and saying no to God, yet we can lean on a better understanding through reading about King David and Ezra from the Bible.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ will not understand why the soul yearns for a better connection to Him. Some may not like the added personal experiences from the author or having to write answers or notes within a book. Others may prefer daily Bible reading or a yearly devotional that does not cover only nine weeks.

~ Wish ~
While this is a lovely gift book for a friend or self who feels overwhelmed with the clutter of life, I found it could be read daily instead of over a week. I prefer different Bible versions and that all pronouns of God were capitalized for reverence.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a beautiful display book that recalls the fruits of the Spirit can unclutter the myriad of internal angst and worry, this will help reevaluate attitudes while transforming the soul.

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

#BethanyHouse #CarlaGasser #VivianKammel #TheBeautyofanUnclutteredSoul

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L’AISE VIE Acrylic Paint Markers

24 FINE-POINT ACRYLIC PENS

~ What ~
This 24-piece artist pen set includes all colors of the rainbow in a reusable cardboard box. With a cap on each end, the 6-inch pens have 0.7 fine points. These water-based acrylic paints can be used on glass, wood, cement, canvas, ceramics, stone, plastic, metal, fabric, paper, and other DIY art crafts and surfaces.

~ Why ~
Being an artist, I have been painting with acrylics lately and having a fine-point pen helps with the details. Having 24 different options, white, black, silver, and gold are also added. I like that the pens are non-toxic, acid free, and waterproof. With their finely-pointed tips, they are great for detailed work.

~ Why Not ~
Some people do not like to have to shake pens, fearing the ink will dry out quickly, but the caps can be secured tightly to extend their use. Others may prefer watercolor paints instead.

~ Wish ~
It would be great if these pens had dual tips – so a fine one on one end and a thicker one on the other. I wish more browns were added.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a collection of colored pens with fine tips, this set is an excellent option.

Thanks to L’Aise Vie for this discounted product that I am under no obligation to evaluate.

#RankBoosterReview #SponsoredbyTinaYue

 #LAiseVie #24AcrylicPaintPens

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Materasu Large Body & Facial Wax Strips

100 NATURAL HAIR REMOVAL STRIPS

~ What ~
This set includes 100 non-woven large body and facial wax strips to use when removing hair. Each strip is 3 by 9 inches and can be placed on waxed skin and torn off, removing hair for up to 45 days on the face, legs, bikini area, underarms, body, and eyebrows. All items are included in a cellophane bag without instructions.

~ Why ~
These are a nice solution to removing chunks of soft hair follicles when used with hot wax processes. I like that they contain natural ingredients that are suitable for sensitive skin. They can be cut to size and are alcohol and paraben-free.

~ Why Not ~
Those who prefer using razors or do not like using wax hair removal products will not be interested in this product. Others may wish they were larger, but if so, they may not pull enough hair off with one application. Some may not realize that dark, thick follicles are hard to remove with wax applications.

~ Wish ~
I wish these were scented – if that is possible.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a set of 100 wax strips to remove body hair, these are a great solution.

Thanks to Materasu for this discounted product that I am under no obligation to evaluate.

#RankBoosterReview #Sponsoredbylilsitting #Materasu #HairRemovalWaxStrips #LargeBodyFacialWaxStrips #ElipatingSkinStrips

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In Search of Wisdom

Title: In Search of Wisdom
Author: Joyce Meyer
Publisher: Hatchette
ISBN: 978-1-5460-1764-6

Knowledge is important, but if it is not converted into action, knowledge fails to create transformational changes in our lives,” the front inner jacket states in Joyce Meyer’s book, In Search of Wisdom: Life-Changing Truths in the Book of Proverbs.

~ What ~
At two-hundred-and-seventy-two pages, this jacketed hardbound is designed to explain truths in the thirty chapters of the Bible’s Book of Proverbs. Using mainly the New International Version of the Holy Bible, also referenced are the AMPC, KJV, AMP, ESV, NLT, and Good News. The beginning has an introduction, while the ending includes the eternal plan of salvation, author’s biography, and lists of books she has written.

The book covers thirty chapters, each dedicated to the thirty chapters in Proverbs. After a recommendation to look for the common thread of seven principles, each chapter ranging from six to thirteen pages discusses some of the main verses and how to apply them to current day life. There are one to three gray highlighted questions asked about the topic and how it may affect the reader personally.

~Why ~
I enjoy being encouraged to rely more often on the Lord and seek His wisdom daily by reading a book on Proverbs. I appreciate the seven principles of wisdom, understanding, prudence, knowledge, discretion, discernment, and the fear of the Lord that are reiterated throughout the pages. I am grateful the eternal plan of salvation is included. I like that the author does not write too much about her personal life as examples.

One of my favorites was Proverbs 3, reminding us to be satisfied not knowing everything that God already knows. It mentions to fear Him and bring our first fruits to Him, that wisdom loves discipline, there are promises attached to wisdom, and to do all the good you can. The question is “Can you think of any troublesome areas in your life that could have been avoided if you had followed wisdom?”

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ will not appreciate this read. Some may prefer a more in-depth study of the myriad of advice referenced in the cherished book. Others may find the format not always consistent, although it does add lists of promises for the righteous and over thirty short sayings within three chapters.

~ Wish ~
While I do not approve of a woman teacher leading men or the choices of some of the Bible versions, I found this book excellent for a new Christian who needs encouragement and guidance. I wish it were more detailed as it picks and chooses the verses.

~ Want ~
If you like a sophomoric rundown of the Book of Proverbs broken down by chapters, this would be a lovely gift of love for a new convert. Due to its limitation, it should be read daily along with the Bible.

Thanks to Hachette Book Group, FaithWorks, and the author for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.

#HatchetteBookClub #FaithWorks #JoyceMeyer #InSearchofWisdom

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Materasu Hair Clips for Girls

30 FUN PINK HAIR BARRETTS

~ What ~
Made of colorful plastic, this pack includes 30 hair clip-ons with animal, fruit, flower, and cute themes. Measuring 1.2 to 1.8 inches each, they are pink with colorful random designs of fruit, animals, unicorns, butterflies, clothing accessories, people, cartoon characters, and more. Each has a pink spring lobster clip with teeth backing. Instructions are not added, and they arrive in a cellophane bag.

~ Why ~
Since our 1-year-old granddaughter loves dressing up with hair clips, especially if they relate to cute objects, this is a lovely set that she will enjoy. I appreciate all the different designs so she can pick and choose what she wants to wear each day. Although they are secured with glue, none arrived broken.

~ Why Not ~
Those who have short hair may not be able to use clips like this. Some may not like that they are made out of plastic so may break easily or come apart. I found there was some duplication and that since they are random, you may not get exactly those in the online photographs.

~ Wish ~
I wish these were designed so the objects were larger and the clip parts were less obvious. I think these are geared more to preschool age girls.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for an inexpensive collection of 30 different little girl hair barrettes that are colorful, this set is a perfect choice for those who like pink accessories.

Thanks to Materasu for this discounted product that I am under no obligation to review.

#RankBoosterReview #Sponsoredbylilsitting #Materasu #LittleGirlHairClips #CuteHairClips

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