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Quees 3-Piece Face Mask Set

3 WASHABLE UNISEX MOUTH & NOSE PROTECTION COVERS

~ What ~
Made of space fiber with cotton, this set of 3 masks can temporarily cover a person’s mouth and nose from dust, small particles, pollen, odors, and more. Able to slip over both ears, the stretchable covers come in black, blue, or white color options. They arrive from China in separate sealed cellophane bags within a resealable bag.

~ Why ~
With the coronavirus expanding throughout the world, protecting germs from spreading is important, so these masks are helpful for anyone who has a cold or cough and want to keep their germs to themselves. I like that the design is simple yet functional to wear when you want to avoid bad pollution, smog, smoke, pollen, or exhaust. They are comfortable to wear and wash. I may use them to avoid pollens when I work in the yard.

~ Why Not ~
Some may not realize these masks cannot protect one from a virus as they contain porous filter transparency so small virus particles can get through them, but they may be helpful if you are the one who is ill and want to limitedly contaminate others.

~ Wish ~
I wish these would be able to protect a person from getting the coronavirus as they are not a full-safe way to avoid the disease.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a set of 3 face masks, these may keep pollens, dust, and cigarette smoke away from your nose and mouth, but they do not protect you from viruses.

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

#RankBoosterReview #SponsoredbyLinshu #QUEES #ReusableFaceMasks

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The Mediterranean Diet Cookbook for Two

Title: The Mediterranean Diet Cookbook for Two
Author: Anne Danahy, RDN
Publisher: Rockridge Press
ISBN: 978-1-64611-595-2

“Each dish is specifically created for two people–so cooking is a breeze, nothing is wasted, and everything is savored,” states the back cover of Anne Danahy’s book, The Mediterranean Diet Cookbook for Two: 100 Perfectly Portioned Recipes for Healthy Eating.

~ What ~
This two-hundred-and-twelve-page paperback targets those interested in Mediterranean cooking with smaller portioned dishes. After an introduction, the book is divided into eleven sections that contain one hundred recipes, followed by measurement conversions, references, index, and the author’s biography.

The first chapter offers an overview of the Mediterranean diet, focusing on eight principles, its science, and health benefits. The next chapter is about plate portions, pantry options, shopping, and saving money. Chapters three through eleven have breakfast, snacks, soups, salads, vegetarian, fish/seafood, poultry, beef, pork, lamb, simple sides, desserts, and sweets recipes.

Each one-to-two-page recipe begins with its title, followed by prep time, serving size, and a descriptive paragraph. The ingredients are listed in order used on the left side of the page with numbered directions on the right side. Often added are variation, ingredient, substitution, and prep tips. All include caloric information.

~ Why ~
Now that my husband and I are empty-nesters, we tend to make meals together so this is a lovely book for partners who want to eat healthily. I like the simplistic instructions and variety of so many dish options with sometimes unique ingredients.

Some of the notable recipes are Tomato Goat Cheese Stovetop Frittata, Apple Chips with Chocolate Tahini, Green Bean and Halloumi Salad, Grilled Eggplant Stacks, Salmon Cakes with Tzatziki Sauce, Skillet Greek Turkey and Rice, Baked Lamb Kofta Meatballs, Toasted Grain and Almond Pilaf, and Orange Olive Oil Mug Cakes.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not like cooking, especially with someone else, may have no need for this book. Others may have issues with finding some of the uncommon ingredients.

~ Wish ~
Being a visual person, I wish there were colored photographs of all completed dishes. Adding a list of recipes at the beginning of each chapter instead of on the table of contents page would make them easier to look up.

~ Want ~
If there is only one or two of you to cook for, this makes a lovely cookbook that concentrates on healthy, fresh dishes portioned perfectly for two.

Thanks to Callisto Publisher’s Club and the author for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.

#RockridgePress #CallistoPublishersClub #TheMediterraneanDietforTwo #AnneDanahy

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The 28-Day Pescatarian Meal Plan & Cookbook

Title: The 28-Day Pescatarian Meal Plan & Cookbook
Author: Chelsey Amer,  MS, RDN, CDN
Photographer: Evi Abeler
Publisher: Rockridge Press
ISBN: 978-1-64611-496-2

“By the end of the next month, you will be able to design your own pescatarian menus and meal plans to help fuel your current season of life,” writes Chelsey Amer in the introduction of her book, The 28-Day Pescatarian Meal Plan & Cookbook: Your Guide to Jump-Starting A Healthier Lifestyle.

~ What ~
This one-hundred-and-eighty-four-page paperback targets those interested in cooking a month’s worth of plant-based meals with fish added into their diet. After an introduction, the book is divided into nine sections that contain over sixty-five recipes, followed by listings of measurement conversion tables, resources, references, and an index.

The first chapter explains the pescatarian diet with five principles, health benefits, science, and adaptation while the second is about preparing the kitchen with stocking, selecting, and preparing fish and seafood, and the third contains four weeks of meal plans with shopping lists. The fourth through ninth chapters have breakfast, soups and salads, vegetarian mains, fish and seafood mains, snacks and sides, and dessert recipes.

Each recipe includes its title, followed by a short descriptive paragraph. The serving size, prep and cook time, and icons of timing, dairy-free, heart-healthy, and vegetarian are on the outside of the page. Ingredients are located in the middle of the page in use order; numbered instructions, variation tips, and caloric and dietic information cover one to two pages.

~ Why ~
Although I am not a vegetarian, I love fish, especially shrimp, scallops, crab, and lobster, and this one has plenty of them. With the many dishes focusing on veggies and fish, there are many tasteful ones to use while knowing you are eating healthy.

Some of the notable recipes are Tropical Chia Pudding, Mexican-Style Shakshuka, Easy Israeli Shrimp Salad, Roasted Vegetable Panzanella Salad, Cauliflower Clam Chowder, Marinated Tofu Greek Salad, Greek Hummus Collard Wraps, Pepita Pesto-Crusted Cod, Bruschetta Branzino, Tuna Avocado Burgers, Zesty Crab and Avocado Bites, Simple Ratatouille, Peach Pie Egg Rolls, and Blender Black Bean Brownies.

An example of one of the daily meals is Day 7 in the First Week: Smoked Salmon Scramble for breakfast, Totally Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos for lunch, and Lentil “Meatballs” and Spaghetti for dinner with Spicy Popcorn Snack Mix for snacks and Coconut Brownie Energy Bites for dessert.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not like fish or vegetarian dishes may not have any interest in this book. Others may not like that many of the dishes are strictly vegetarian and some of the meal plans are left-overs. There are only one or two dishes containing scallops.

~ Wish ~
Being a visual person, I wish there were colored photographs of all completed dishes.

~ Want ~
If you love fish and vegetables and are looking for a cookbook that plans a month’s worth of meals for you that are healthy, this one is a good one to have on hand.

Thanks to Callisto Publisher’s Club and the author for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.

#CallistoPublishersClub #RockridgePress #28DayPescatarianMealPlanCookbook #ChelseyAmer #EviAbeler

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Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

Title: Vegetable Gardening for Beginners
Author: Jill McSheehy
Illustrations: Enya Todd
Publisher: Rockridge Press
ISBN: 978-1-64611-537-2

“With the help of this book, you’ll work toward creating the vegetable garden of your dreams,” Jill McSheehy writes at the beginning of her informative book, Gardening for Beginners: A Simple Guide to Growing Vegetables at Home.

~ What ~
This one-hundred-and-sixty-six-page paperback targets those who want to learn more about planning, planting, and maintaining a vegetable garden. After an introduction, the book is divided into two sections with a total of eight chapters that cover the topic. It ends with a zone map, resources, references, index, acknowledgments, and the author’s biography.

Divided into two sections, the first part of this read focuses on explaining how to plan, build, plant, maintain, and harvest a vegetable garden. The second part has descriptions, tips, and requirements for both cool and warm-season vegetables along with alliums and herbs. With light green highlighted sections, tan-colored charts, and explanations of when, where, and why to plant over thirty home-grown foods, there are colored illustrations throughout.

~Why ~
This is a very to-the-point book that any gardener-wanna-be can pick up and start immediately. I liked that it covers the tools needed, planting combinations, how to read a seed packet, and common problems and pests. The simple writing on how to grow arugula, broccoli, green peas, spinach, eggplant, melons, okra, cilantro, mint, and thyme and others was informative and concise.

~ Why Not ~
Some may not be interested in books that promote growing your own garden. Others may wish there were more illustrations showing plants, beds, and planting techniques. A few may consider the book rudimentary in detail, which is why it concentrates on beginner gardeners.

~ Wish ~
Although I thought the illustrations were beautiful and detailed, I wish photographs were included instead for a more accurate visual description of the plants, how to plant them, and landscaping suggestions.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for an elementary book on starting a veggie garden, this is a delightful source book.

Thanks to Callisto Publisher’s Club and the author for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.

Rated 4.5 of 5 stars

#Callisto #Jill McSheehy #VegetableGardeningforBeginners

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Koogle Drawer Organizers

8 ADJUSTABLE DRAWER DIVIDERS

~ What ~
Made of plastic material, this set includes 8 pink dividers with slots that can be adjusted to fit drawers, boxes, cartons, and more. Each piece measures 12.6 inches long by 2.7 inches tall and can be trimmed or cut to size. They have slots that can be set into different boxed configurations. The organizers arrive in a cellophane bag without instructions.

~ Why ~
My makeup drawer is in a bedroom vanity, and it is hard to keep everything organized and in order. I like that I can adjust these dividers into different sections to put my accessories. It is easy to cut the low-profile dividers and slip them into each other.

~ Why Not ~
Some may not like to keep things in order in bedroom or bathroom drawers, office desks, or art cabinet boxes. Others may not like that the largest the dividers cover is 12.7″ square, but if they are cut in a specific manner, they can have different sizes yet may not be as stable. With only 8 in the pack, it probably can only be used in one drawer per set unless they are small drawers with only a few needed sections.

~ Wish ~
I wish other colors besides pink were available.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a perky pink way to organize a drawer or box, this set may be fun if you have small items to keep separated.

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

#RankBoosterReview #Sponsoredbysally #Koogel #AdjustableDrawerOrganizers

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Forewell 24-Pack of AAA Batteries

LARGE PACK OF TRIPLE-A BATTERIES

~ What ~
This pack contains 24 pieces of LR03 AM4/1.5V AAA batteries that comes in 2 packs of a dozen. With a 1200mAh discharge, they have a shelf life of 36 months and can be used for most standard battery-operated products. They arrive cellophane wrapped with no instructions.

~ Why ~
My husband and I seem to use a lot of AAA batteries in our house, and I never seem to have enough on hand, so I like that this pack has 24 of them. I appreciate that they have a 3-year shelf life and are environmentally friendly with a low discharge rate.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not use AAA batteries often may see no need for this product. Others may prefer the rechargeable kind. Since I have not used them for a long period of time, I do not know if they work for several months on my computer mouse.

~ Wish ~
Since the price is decent, it would be nice if they also came in 48 pack.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a way to end the constant purchase of batteries for your electronics, these may be a good choice due to their low price.

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

#RankBoosterReview #Sponsoredbyyanbo #FOREWELL #48PackAAABatteries

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Molyhau 48 Mini Dry Erasers

2-INCH SQUARE COLORFUL MAGNETIC BOARD ERASERS

~ What ~
Made of high-quality EVA with a magnetic felt bottom, this pack contains 48 small 2 by 2 by 0.75-inch dry marker erasers. This set has a dozen of each in red, yellow, green, and blue that are hand washable. No instructions are included, and they arrive in a cellophane bag.

~ Why ~
I designed a whiteboard game that I play weekly (and sell online) at a retirement community so have to use reliable dry erasers. Having the magnetic backing makes them ideal to leave on the board for easy, quick-grab, and erase to clean the board as we cover 29 questions and answers. I like their bright colors as they stand out.

~ Why Not ~
Some may not like how small these square cut-outs are at only 2-inches square by less than an inch thick. Others may not like the multiple colors, but they do come in all of one color and also in round dimensions.

~ Wish ~
I wish the pads were a little bigger.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a set of 48 mini whiteboard erasers that are colorful, this would be a good choice if you do not mind their small size.

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

#RankBoosterReview #Sponsoredbyzhangwenshuai #Molyhau #MiniMagneticDryErasers

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Q&K Creative Gift Box

FUN DIY BOX FOR GIFTS & PHOTOS

~ What ~
Made of black cardboard, this do-it-yourself 6-sided craft box can hold photos, mementos, and small items as it includes a small gift box inside its box. The main box measures 19 by 19 inches when opened (10 by 5.5 by 5 inches when closed) and the inner box is 4.3 by 2.5 by 2 inches. It comes with 12 blank black cards to personalize with a red cardboard heart and long “Just for You” black silk ribbon in a black box without instructions.

~ Why ~
I like clever looking gift boxes, and this is a fun, creative way to give a memorable present to someone you love by adding your own photographs, special items, and even a small gift inside the smaller box. I like that the mostly all-black project is set up for you; all you need to add is your personal touch.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not like being creative or making thoughtful, individualized gifts may not appreciate this gift. Some may wish it contained more cards or stickers to make it easier to put together. Do note they do have an additional accessories kit that can be purchased along with an optional 4-sided box.

~ Wish ~
I found the all-black design a little negative and wish there were vibrant colors. It would be helpful if instructions with tips were included.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a fun way to give a gift that you have created and is personalized, this is a good option, but understand that you have to provide your own photos and additional items.

Thanks to Q&K for this discounted product that I am not obligated to review.

#RankBoosterReview #SponsoredbyYaoXiao #Q&K #DIYExplosionSurpriseGiftBox

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Qibest Mercury Eyeshadow Palette

 

18 SPARKLE & MATTE EYESHADOWS

~ What ~
This compact case of 18 shades of cosmetic eye shadows is for coloring and highlighting eyelids. With 9 shimmer and 9 matte waterproof and smudge-proof square cakes, they can be applied wet or dry on the lid and blended with a brush or fingertip. They arrive in a 6.5 by 3.8 by 0.6 inch box with a built-in mirror, ready to use or gift.

~ Why ~
I like to wear a little shimmer on my eyelids, and this palette is ideal for use as it can fit in a purse or small bag. I like the glittery colors as well as the opaque ones. They are easy to apply with my finger and do not smudge. Colors included in Set #3 focus mainly on pinks, oranges, tans, teals, and purples.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not wear vibrant eyeshadows or glittery ones will not appreciate this product, but half of them are of a matte finish. Some may wish there were more color options, and there are a total of 4 sets to choose.

~ Wish ~
I wish there were less of the orange/tan/skin tone colors and more glittery ones in blue, green, and grays.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a compact eyeshadow kit that comes with 18 matte and glittery colors, this may be your go-to makeup accessory.

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

#RankBoosterReview #SponsoredbyTick #QIBEST #18ColorEyeMakeupPalette

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Sunaleia Women’s Short Sleeved Shirt

LIGHTWEIGHT SOFT CHIFFON V-NECK BLOUSE

~ What ~
Made of a sheer chiffon fabric, this women’s fashionable shirt comes in 8 colors of 2 designs with long and short sleeves in 5 sizes from Small to X-Large. The short-sleeve shirt chosen is available in olive green, pale blue, wine, navy blue, and black. It has a collarless v-neckline and curved hemline. It can be machine or hand washed but should be hung to dry.

~ Why ~
I love lightweight, airy shirts that are long and cover my backside, and this one fits the bill nicely. I chose the green in Medium, and it was comfortable on my Size 8 frame, ending at my hips. Due to its pliable material, it is easy to move around when wearing.

~ Why Not ~
Some may not like the colors offered and wish there more choices or designs. Others may prefer something that is not as sheer as this one is. The shirt is longer than normal, which some may not like, but I find it is a plus.

~ Wish ~
I wish there were more color options available in this design. I question the online US measurements as they seem too big for their size descriptions yet seem to be true to the Medium size ordered.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a soft, sheer short-sleeved shirt to wear with jeans, capris, or skirts, this is a lovely option.

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

#RankBoosterReview #SponsoredbySWYaoXiao #WomensSheerShortSleeveShirt

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