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Rosso Caffe Coffee Pod Set

Coffee 160 GROUNDED COFFEE PODS FOR NESPRESSO COFFEE MAKERS

~ What ~
Made of 100% grounded coffee, this pack contains 60 individual one-serving capsules to make coffee using all types of Nespresso line machines. There are three categories of pods in dark, medium, or light, each containing two flavors that include 10 of Gentlemen, Maestro, Rico, Intelligente, Purismo, and Delicante pods. All come in designer cardboard boxes with information, a flyer, and gift card.Coffee 2

~ Why ~
I am not a coffee aficionado but love having options when drinking it, and this set has a myriad of six different flavors that can be enjoyed with a Nespresso based on your light to dark preference. Although I am drinking more decaf coffee as I age, I liked the two lightest blends of Delicato and Purismo as I found them full of flavor yet not overwhelming with too much caffeine. With 2 sealed plastic bags containing 5 pods each in a box, when the bags are opened, the wonderful, full-bodied fragrance of coffee fills the air. I also appreciate the flyer as it shows all available options.

~ Why Not ~Coffee 3
Some may prefer making a full pot of coffee to drink throughout the day so individual pods like this set would not work. Others may want different flavors such as peppermint, mocha, et cetera that some pods offer so should refer to the enclosed flyer or check online.

~ Wish ~
I wish decaf flavors were added to the mix, but it is an option as per the flyer.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a 60-pack of individual coffee pods in six different flavors, this is selection may work well with your Nespresso if you are not super picky about flavors.

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

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Mayoga Compact Umbrella

Umbrella 1WEATHERPROOF COMPACT UMBRELLA

~ What ~
Made of 210T pongee with nine aluminum and reinforced fiberglass ribs with a wood-looking handle, this compact black umbrella measures 12 inches long and 2 inches in circumference. When opened, it expands to approximately 4 by 2 feet. It comes with a carry bag, and instructions are included.

~ Why ~
We live in the Pacific Northwest where we get an average of 40 inches of rain, so we need durable protection. I like how this water-resistant micro-weaved fabric will keep us dry. Because it is so compact and lightweight, it is perfect to store in a small car trunk or interior side door pocket. Another nice feature is the easy-access button that automatically opens and shuts the ribs of the umbrella.

~ Why Not ~Umbrella 2
Some may not like using umbrellas while others may prefer the regular size that can also be used as a walking stick when closed. Others may struggle with getting it back in its carry sleeve, but it does fit nicely once you wrap the Velcro tabbed strap, push the telescopic frame into itself, and fold in the pliable fabric. Online it states its handle is wood, but it may be made of a durable plastic.

~ Wish ~
I wish the umbrella completely shut, including the telescopic shaft. Having it in other color options would be appreciated.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a weatherproof umbrella that looks professional and is compact, this would be a nice choice as it does look professional for a business person to use.

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

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Mayoorz Cake Decorating Kit

Cake 1MAKE PRETTY CAKES & CUPCAKES

~ What ~
This 32 piece set for cake or cupcake decorating includes 26 frosting tips, 3 reusable silicone 12-inch pastry bags, a coupler, smoother, and flower nail in a clear plastic holder along with a downlink for an ebook titled Modern Cake Design. The stainless steel tips are rust free and dishwasher safe. Item descriptions are printed on the outside of the box.

~ Why ~ Cake 2
Having recently gotten into fondant icing and molds, icing tips have been another interest of mine. I like how these are easy to use and clean. With so many options, a novice like I am should have no problem. Each tip is quality made with stainless steel, not a hard plastic. Having reusable icing bags is a plus so you never run out like you would with the throw-away type. The ebook helps newbies learn how to decorate correctly.

~ Why Not ~
If you are not into DIY projects or cake decorating, you may pass on this item. Others may think it would be easier to buy a decorated cake instead of doing it themselves.

~ Wish ~
It would be thoughtful if the plastic tray was not flimsy and was in a hard plastic case for storing instead of having to put it in the cardboard gift box.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for the cake tip kit that is complete, this is a nice choice. It would be a nice addition to any chef or baker who likes to decorate cakes, cupcakes, and other items.

Thanks to Mayoorz for this discounted product that I am evaluating by choice.

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Got Me Tipsy “Best Dad” Coffee Mug

Dad Mug 1NICE FATHER’S DAY PRESENT

~ What ~
Made of clear glass, this decorative coffee mug states in white print “Best Dad Ever” and honors fathers everywhere. Able to hold 13 hot or cold fluid ounces, it measures 3.8 inches tall and 3.5 inches in circumference with a matching handle. It is dishwasher safe or hand washable and arrives in a white gift box ready for giving.

~ Why ~
What I like most about this product is that it is perfect for my husband for Father’s Day and that it holds more liquid than most other clear glass coffee mugs. I like that it is see through, so its contents are noticeable from a distance. With it coming in a box, it makes it easy to give as a gift.

~ Why Not ~Dad Mug 2
Some may not like a glass mug as they do not retain heat as well as those made of ceramic. Others may worry the printing will dull or peel off. In hand washing it after use, I found the wording stayed on, but it could be scratched off by a sharp knife or tool.

~ Wish ~
With white being the only printed wording, it would be nice if other color options were available.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a fun gift to give a dad for a special occasion, this one is a good selection.

Thanks to Got Me Tipsy for this discounted product that I am evaluating by choice.

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The Captivating Lady Charlotte

Product DetailsTitle: The Captivating Lady Charlotte
Author: Carolyn Miller
Publisher: Kregel Publications
ISBN: 978-0-8254-4451-7

“He had to trust both God and Charlotte. Trust that God truly did have good plans as promised in the Bible, and trust Charlotte would learn to love him …,” William considers in Carolyn Miller’s novel, The Captivating Lady Charlotte.

~ What ~
Second in the Regency Brides: A Legacy of Grace series, this three-hundred-and-twelve-page paperback targets those interested in a Christian romance involving a relationship between two individuals of different ages, backgrounds, and status. The book includes notes and acknowledgments at the end.

Set in 1814 in England, beautiful eighteen-year-old Charlotte Featherington expectantly begins her coming-out season to find a husband. With a dotting, over-bearing mother, she loves the attention of the opposite sex, allowing herself to be infatuated with one of them. When she meets, Duke William Hartington, she shows no interest due to the rumors and gossips about his past wife, their relationship, and her death. After being prompted into an arranged marriage, the naïve girl wants to only marry for love, while her betrothed has a fear of trusting another woman.

~ Why ~
If you enjoy romantic tales from the eighteen-hundreds in England where propriety, manners, societal norms, and appearances are of utmost importance, this short story covers the gambit of life in England between a flirtatious, naïve girl coming of age and a cautious, untrusting widow. With a few characters from the prior book in the series, it furthers a past story as its characters deal with their trials through relying on God. I like the details of the country life and living in a small town and appreciate the author adding the importance of praying to the Almighty.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not have or want a personable relationship with Jesus Christ may avoid this book. Some may not like a predictable read of two main characters who are years apart in age and misunderstand each other as they figure what is important in life.

~ Wish ~
I wish both main characters’ situations and ending were not so predictable. As with the prior book, sometimes I had trouble understanding who was speaking.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a series of romances in England two hundred years ago, this second in a trilogy that involves love and trust between two opposites is a quick, stand-alone read.

Thanks to the Book Club Network, Kregel Publications, and the author for this book that I am reviewing freely.

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Orilife “Automobiles” Women’s Batwing Shirt

Cars 1COMFY “VEHICLES” OVER-SIZED WOMEN’S SHIRT

~ What ~
Made of 65% polyester and 35% cotton, this one-size-fits-all batwing shirt for women comes in 12 design choices. With a scooped collarless neckline, open short sleeve batwings, and long length, there is only printing on the front side. No cleaning information is online, but the attached tag states to wash separately and professional dry cleaning is recommended.

~ Why ~
I love comfortable, loose-fitting shirts, and this one fits the bill. With the length being to the crotch area of my Size 8 frame, I can wear it with capris or leggings. Another nice feature is the design with over 20 cars, buses, and trucks as they are colorful and should not fade.

~ Why Not ~Cars 2
Some women may like more snuggly fit shirts, but this one was designed to be airy and comfy. Others may not like the illustrated designs. The artwork and colors are a little muted and not crisp or bold.

~ Wish ~
I wish the 300ipi / PNG file / JPG file words were not on the bottom of the design as it looks odd. It would be ideal to have cleaning instructions online.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a casual batwing shirt for a female that has a lot of vehicles on it, this one size fits all shirt would be a good choice.

Thanks to Orilife for this product I paid for and am reviewing by choice.

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Hilor Blouson Mesh Wrap Bathing Suit Top

Tankini Top 1MESH BLACK/WHITE BLOUSON TANKINI TOP

~ What ~
Made of 82% Nylon and 18% Spandex, this women’s tankini top comes in five sizes of 8 to 16 and one color of black. With an inner panel of black and gray marks on a white background, a black mesh wrap overlaps the front section of it. Having a wide band at the bottom regulates the stomach and hip area. It should be hand washed in cold water.

~ Why ~
I like the stretchy material of this bathing suit while it wraps around my body. With two adjustable spaghetti straps on the main section, there is a front mesh wrap that can be tied or untied. The breast pads are removable. Size 10 was acceptable on my Size 8 frame.

~ Why Not ~Tankini Top 2
Some may not like how there are two sections that go over the shoulder and that the mesh overlay cannot be removed. Others may feel that due to the blouson bottom, their waistline does not show (which could be intentional for some women).

~ Wish ~
It would be nice if more information were online for the deciding buyer. Since it is only available in black, having other color options and designs would be ideal. I wish the mesh wrap could be removed, but since it is only on the front of the garment, it is more for a visual look.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a tankini top that has a wrap look with a blouson bottom, this is a good choice.

Thanks to Hilor for this gifted product that I am evaluating by choice.

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Bobo White Seamless Headband Scarves

Headbands1Stretchy Versatile Paisley Scarves

~ What ~
Made of 100% polyester microfiber, this pack of nine stretchable seamless headbands can be used by both sexes in many different ways. The red, black, blue, orange, and white designed scarves are over 18 inches wide so can stretch over the head, face, neck, etc. They should not be put in the washer or dryer or ironed but hand washed.

~ Why ~Headband2
I love scarves and wear them year round. I like the bright colors with mostly paisley designs on the stretchable fabric. The headbands are soft to the touch. With their many uses, they can be a neck scarf, headband, wristband, hair tie, facemask, Alice band, blindfold, foulard, and balaclava to name a few.

~ Why Not ~
Some may not like that this pack contains paisley designs with a few flowers and leaves incorporated into them. I wonder since there are no seams on the cut edges if they will fray over time.

~ Wish ~
I wish other color options such as green were included and that there were different Paisley designs.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a pack of 9 stretchy headband scarves in vibrant colors, this is a good choice if you like specific colors and the Paisley design.

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

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Joyful Inspirations Coloring Book

Joyful Inspirations Coloring Book: With Illustrated Scripture and Quotes to Cheer Your SoulTitle:  Joyful Inspirations Coloring Book
Illustrator: Robin Mead
Publisher: FaithWords
ISBN: 978-1-4555-3934-5

“Reinvigorate your spirit through the hopefulness of these pages,” the back jacket states in Robin Mead’s Joyful Inspirations Coloring Book.

~ What ~
This ninety-six-page paperback targets those who enjoy a coloring book devoted to mostly Biblical inspirations within its illustrations. With bold and beautiful drawings in black and white on all the pages, there are Bible verses from the Old and New Testaments as well as various quotes from Emerson, Stevenson, and Gandhi typed on a majority of the pages.  The KJV, NIV, NLT, And NKJV versions of the Holy Bible are referenced.

~ Why ~
Those who love to draw, doodle, or fill in coloring books will love this book that promotes God and the beauty that surrounds us on Earth. I like that Bible verses and sayings are written out and to the point. The designs have detail that will reduce stress as one colors flowers, animals, birds, insects, buildings, cities, fields, children, and a plethora of other things. It is thoughtful the illustrator added tips and tricks at the back of the book.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not have a personal relationship with the Almighty may not be interested in this type of coloring book. Others may not care for coloring or doodling. Some may wish the cardstock used were thicker to avoid ink or markers bleeding.

~ Wish ~
Since the illustrations are on both sides of the pages that are not thick, colors may bleed through to the other side. I wish the book had one side blank so the artist could cut out and frame the finished design.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a creative coloring book of delightful and joyful depictions of God’s creation, this one that includes Bible verses and famous quotes will make an artist happy.

Thanks to Hatchette Books for this complimentary book that I am freely reviewing.

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The Parables of Jesus Coloring Book Devotional

The Parables of Jesus Coloring Book DevotionalTitle:  The Parables of Jesus Coloring Book Devotional
Text: Katara Washington Patton
Illustrator: Laura James
Publisher: FaithWords
ISBN: 978-1-4555-9642-3

~ What ~
This one-hundred-and-ninety-two-page almost ten-inch square paperback targets those who enjoy a devotional abut Jesus while coloring matching-the-story designs. With forty-six devotionals based on the parables of Christ, the right side of the pages have a devotional that starts with a written out Bible verse followed by a short discussion and question to answer or prayer. The next page includes a corresponding black and white artistic design to color with a promise of God highlighted on the left side. The Bible versions used are the AMP, AMPC NLT, MSG, NIV, NKJV, ERV, MEV, NCV, ESV, and NRSV.

With no table of contents, the parables cover being the light of the world, anticipating the Master’s return, and the mustard seed to lost sheep, wise stewards, and the prodigal son to name a few. While the illustrations include people, animals, food, and scenery, a climbing vine is located on a corner all the devotional pages.

~ Why ~
Those who love to draw, doodle, or fill in coloring books while focusing on Jesus and His parables will appreciate this coloring book. I like that there are often questions or challenges at the end of the devotions with space to write or draw. Using cardstock paper, the right side of the pages are left blank, so the medium such as felt tip paints or markers will not bleed through to the other side.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not have a personal relationship with Christ may not be interested in this type of coloring book. Others may not care for the dark black thick lines or that most of the drawing include people often with the same facial expressions.

~ Wish ~
Because there are so many human depictions in the book, it may not interest those who prefer designs of nature that are more colorful. I wish all pronouns of God were capitalized for reverence.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a Biblical devotional about the parables of Jesus with pages to color, this will make a thoughtful, retrospective approach to connecting with God.

Thanks to Hatchette Books for this complimentary book that I am freely reviewing.

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