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LovesTown Preschool Scissors

6 SAFETY SCISSORS FOR KIDS

~ What ~
Made of colorful polypropylene plastic with stainless steel blades, this set includes 6 pairs of preschool training scissors. With holes for a thumb and finger, each pair measures 2.56 by 5.26 by 0.31 inches. The blades can cut paper, cards, crafts, plastic, cloth, et cetera. They arrive in a cellophane bag, ready for using or gifting.

~ Why ~
Having several grandchildren under 5 years old, this is a great way to get them used to using sharp objects including scissors. I appreciate that the tips of the tools are not sharp but rounded. Having them in bright colors is a nice feature.

~ Why Not ~
Some may not want to give their young ones sharp things, but these have safety in mind. It states online that they cannot cut hair, but the blade is sharp and does cut hair (it does have a guard on it though).

~ Wish ~
I wish the blade was a little longer as they are short, but maybe that is a plus when in the hands of a toddler.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a set of 6 safety scissors for young ones, these may work for their inexpensive cost. I have down-graded them by a point only because online it states they cannot cut hair but they can.

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

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SallyFashion Classy Black Envelopes

100 BLACK A6 GIFT CARD HOLDERS

~ What ~
Made of all-black paper, this set contains 100 envelopes that can hold small notes, gift cards, packet seeds, or more. Measuring 6.3 by 4.3 inches each, it states online they have a square gummed flap closure, but they do not. Instead, a glue stick is added to the package. They come in a cellophane bag divided into 2 50 packs, ready for using or giving.

~ Why ~
These are great to use for small invitations, announcements, or thank you notes and are large enough to include gift cards. I like their nice matte finish as it is elegant looking and easy to write on.

~ Why Not ~
Some may not like the size of these envelopes, but they amply hold regular gift cards or folded papers. Others may need envelopes that are gummed or have glue strips, but these clearly do not. However, they would look classy with gold or silver round sticker seals.

~ Wish ~
I wish the online site stated accurately that these envelopes cannot be self-sealed so have marked them down for this obvious error.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a bunch of black envelopes, these work great, but do realize you will need to add glue, stickers, or tape to seal them.

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

#RankBoosterReview #Sponsoredbysally #SallyFashion #BlackEnvelopes #EnvelopesforGiftCards

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Amor Present Bingo Card Game

PICTURE BINGO FOR KIDS

~ What ~
Made of double-thick cardstock, this set is for playing Bingo with young children ages 3 and older. It comes with 24 sheets of Bingo boards, 24 calling cards, and 315 star squares. The boards measure 6 by 4.5 inches; the cards are 1.5 by 1.5 inches, and the squares are 0.8 by 0.8 inches each. The game arrives in a box with instructions printed on it, ready to use or give.

~ Why ~
Having 4 grandkids over 4 years old, I like to keep them occupied when they visit from out of state. Everyone loves to play Bingo, and these are based on photos not words, so toddlers to older children can play the game at the same time. I like the fun pictures and the brightly colored star squares.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not like to play games will not like Bingo as it involves searching and some hand-eye coordination. Some may not like that the boards, cards, and squares are not thick, but they are exactly how most adult Bingo game cards are made. Others may not like having to cut out all the pieces, but they are perforated already.

~ Wish ~
Since little ones could knock over the main board easily, it would be nice if the squares could have some type of sticking solution on them so they would not fall off the boards. Online it states there are over 630 squares, but the pack only contained 315, which is plenty.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a fun way for kids to interact yet be challenged finding and matching like items, this is a good deal for the money.

Thanks to Amor Present for this discounted item that I am under no obligation to review.

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Pevor Store Electric 2-in-1 Grill

BARBEQUE & SHABU POT IN ONE

~ What ~
This 2-in-1 set is a portable electric grill with a built-in divided shabu pot with lid. It comes with 2 separate heating elements. With a cast aluminum body, its 5 gear controls can heat up to 2000w individually. Instructions are included, and the product arrives in a blank cardboard box with little assembly required, ready for using or giving.

~ Why ~
Our George Forman grill is getting so old that food now sticks on it, so this may be the perfect solution as it has a grill with a double heating tube, oil filter, and 2-section pot with lid. I like that both sides do not have to be turned on at the same time. Having the oil tank makes collection of grease easy to clean up.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not like making home-made meals using a grill will not be interested in this product. Others may not like or use the pot or wish it had no divider. The pot is on the shallow side so cannot cook spaghetti or something that needs a lot of water. I marked it down a point as it is rather large at approximately 28 by 10 by 6 inches.

~ Wish ~
I wish there were a way to release the grill and pot and put it in the dishwasher for cleaning. It would be nice if it was smaller in size.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a smokeless indoor/outdoor grill, this is ideal for quick meals and quick clean up. It would make a good Father’s Day gift for the griller in your house.

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

#RankBoosterReview #SponsoredbyDenshine #PevorStore #PortableElectricGrill #2in1GrilShabuPot #IndoorBarbequePan

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A Lady in Attendance

Title: A Lady in Attendance
Author: Rachel Fordham
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3973-7

“Her sentence might always mar her record, but was there a way to escape the fear, to leave free and honestly?” Rachel Fordham writes about Hazel in her novel, A Lady in Attendance.

~ What ~
This three-hundred-and-fifty-two-page paperback targets those interested in a historical romance set in the late 1890s in New York. With no profanity or sexual content, topics of drugs, abuse, illness, and death may not be appropriate for immature readers. The ending includes ten discussion questions, a chapter of another book by the writer, author’s note, biography, and advertisements.

In this tale, twenty-five-year-old Hazel has finished serving her time at a reformatory and arduously wants to forget the pain she has caused to others and herself. When she takes a job working as an attendant for a kind and quiet dentist named Gilbert, she remains secretive, afraid to let anyone know her past. As the two work closely together, not only must she learn about forgiveness but also allow others to help her to clear her name.

~ Why ~
I enjoy novels about how people lived over a hundred years ago and their relationships. I appreciated the way the writer blended the two opposite personalities, learning to be themselves with each other as their friendship developed. The handling of forgiving oneself and those who harm was tender and thoughtful.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not like stories about dentistry may want to avoid this read, but it approaches the vocation with gentleness and care. Others may not like there are a few stereotypical characters. I found the story rather predictable.

~ Wish ~
I was surprised that blatant lying was done to accomplish a goal. I prefer all pronouns of God capitalized for reverence. It would have been nice to incorporate God and His love as the most powerful link to forgiving one another.

~ Want ~
If you like a historical novel about finding romance after feeling hopeless, this is a light read that focuses on forgiveness.

Thanks to Revell for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.

#Revell #RachelFordham #ALadyinAttendance

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God’s Always Loving You

Title: God’s Always Loving You
Author: Janna Matthies
Illustrator: Airin O’Callaghan
Publisher: WorthyKids
ISBN: 978-1-5460-1504-8

“When the sun is under wraps, darkeness creeps and thunder claps, shower flood and sirens warn–who is BIGGER than the storm? God, that’s who,” rhymes Janna Matthies at the beginning of her children’s book, God’s Always Loving You.

~ What ~
This twenty-four-page board book with rounded corners targets newborns to children three years old. This read focuses on God always loving and being there, no matter what happens. Expressive and charming full-color illustrations by Airin O’Callaghan grace the pages with an easy-to-read font size.

This short book reiterates that no matter what the situation one experiences, God is always there to help, encourage, and comfort. Usually, there are four rhyming lines that ask a question, with the answer that it is God, that’s who. The scenes cover a stormy day, going to bed, enjoying the beach, dealing with bad news, playing outside, helping others, and learning about love.

~Why ~
If you have a curious child who is dealing with emotions, this book hones in on trusting God as He is always there unconditionally. I liked the fanciful drawings and that there was enough content visually for a young child to view. The book may help those who are insecure and need encouragement by relying on God, not themselves.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not want to promote God’s love and how much He cares for us will not want to read this book to their young child. Others may think it is not geared toward those under three years old but directed to toddlers instead who can comprehend some of its content. Beginner readers may have trouble with some of the two and three-syllable words.

~ Wish ~
I found that some of the rhymes about floods, sirens, under-the-bed objects, bad news, loneliness, and quitting may make a sensitive child more concerned and fearful if they are naiive or immature.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a board book that promotes God is always there and always loving us, this is a good read although it may bring up some negative feelings that may need further discussion.

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

#Hachette #WorthyKids #GodsAlwaysLovingYou #JannaMatthies #AirisOCallaghan #GodLovesYou

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Lighting the Stars

Title: Lighting the Stars
Author: Gabriele Wills
Publisher: Mind Shadows
ISBN: 978-1-7750354-1-1

“There’s such healing peace and beauty here. I feel I could swim right up into the stars,” Roz tells Elyse in Gabriele Wills’s novel, Lighting the Stars

~ What ~
The fourth in the Muskoka Novel series, this four-hundred-and-ninety-seven-page paperback targets those who enjoy reading about residents of a charming Canadian town living and surviving during wartime. Using plenty of profanity and the Lord’s name in vain, its topics of premarital sex, alcohol use, war, and death may not be appropriate for immature readers. The ending includes the author’s notes, prior novel descriptions, and the writer’s biography.

In this story based during World War II, three young women from Muskoka, Canada, may be brought up in an opulent but small-town environment, but they are deeply challenged when they must do their part for the war effort. As Elyse becomes a Spitfire pilot and Peggy overcomes polio, Merilee must make decisions on a realistic romance. They sacrifice years contributing to the war effort, each experiencing love and loss while dealing with heartache, healing, and hope.

~ Why ~
Not having read any of the prior books in the series, I appreciate that this is a stand-alone with references to past characters. The read is expressively written with historical detail that shows research and accuracy. I like how the three women took different paths in life to find happiness during such a tragic time. Explaining how the Canucks treated their prisoners was engaging and interesting.

~ Why Not  ~
Those who do not like books about World War II, the seemingly endless bombings, and the prison camp environment may not want to read this book. Others may get confused about the many characters that are hard to keep track of, but there are over one-hundred names listed at the beginning of the book. Some may question the different spellings and punctuation rules, but this is because it is not written by an American.

~ Wish ~
At times, I found it hard to verify who was talking since there are a plethora of characters. I would have liked the book more if the profanity and swearing were eliminated. Adding a map of the Mukuska area would have helped.

~ Want ~
If you are a fan of World War II stories and how Canadians lived, loved, and lost during it, this is a nice read, but you may want to read the prior books in the series to get a better understanding of its abundance of characters. It’s “wizard.”

Thanks to Virtual Author Book Tours for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.

#LightingtheStars #GabrieleWills #TheMuskokaNovels #VirtualAuthorBookTours #CanadianWWIISaga

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Koogel Dot Markers Paint Set

8 DOT PAINTS & 12 TEMPLATES

~ What ~
This artwork set contains 8 washable dot markers with matching colored lids and 12 children’s drawing templates to paint using the dotting method. Each marker is 5 inches long and 1.25 inches in diameter, while the templates are 5.5 inches square. The paint colors included are yellow, orange, pink, red, green, blue, purple, and brown. The templates range from an alligator, cow, duck, elephant, giraffe, and hippo to a horse, lion, monkey, pig, rabbit, and sheep. The set arrives in a gift box with instructions, ready for using or giving.

~ Why ~
Having a degree in art, I love giving creative projects to our grandchildren, especially both 4 year olds. The markers are thicker than normal pens so perfect for little hands to grip and hold. There are plenty of template and color options to choose from.

~ Why Not ~
Some may not like doing an arts and crafts project, but these are simple and easy to use. Others may not know the markers have to be primed in advance by pushing up and down several times on paper to get the ink to start to flow.

~ Wish ~
The box has a boat, ship, lighthouse, treasure chest, crab, compass, starfish, and other designs on it so it is misleading on what templates are in the box. It would be helpful to have the descriptions of each template posted on the outside.

~ Want ~
If your toddler to pre-schooler likes to do art projects with paint, this is a fun set.

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

#RankBoosterReview #Sponsoredbysally #Koogel #DotMarkersPack #DotPaintingforKids

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HANSGO Small Wooden Spoons

12 LIGHT WOOD MINI SPOONS

~ What ~
This set of 12 small spoons are designed for mixing batters, serving jam or honey, or stirring. Each measures 5 inches tall and 1.4 inches wide and has a logo engraved on the back of their handle. They are lightweight and made of natural schima superba wood that is smooth and polished. They arrive in a clear plastic box with padding but no instructions, ready to use or give.

~ Why ~
These mini, thin handle spoons are great for mixing or scooping up a small amount in a bowl or jar. They are easy to hold without slipping in the hand. I love their light wood color, shape, and smoothness. Having them smaller than regular wood spoons with long handles is a plus.

~ Why Not ~
If you do not like smaller spoons, this set is not for you, but they are designed to hold a small not large amount in their scoops. Some may not need 12 spoons in their house, but having so many makes life easier to grab one and go. They appear to have no polished finish which is stated online, but this may be an advantage if you are dying, staining, or painting them.

~ Wish ~
I wish it stated online if these are dishwasher safe; I assume they are not since they are made of wood.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for plenty of light wood mini-spoons to stir, mix, or serve, these are the perfect choice.

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

#RankBoosterReview #SponsoredbySally #HANSGO #12SmallWoodenSpoons #WoodMixingSpoons

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Nasharia Garden Hose Nozzle

8-WAY SPRAYER FOR GARDEN HOSE

~ What ~
Made of durable orange and black plastic with metal inner parts, this garden nozzle has 8 different spray patterns of cone, soaker, flat, rinse, shower, mist, center, and jet that can be rotated 360 degrees. It also has a locking system to keep the flow ongoing. It arrives with 3 washers in a cellophane bag with instructions.

~ Why ~
Our current hose nozzle leaks horribly, even though it is a new hose, so this is a welcomed item. I like the feel of this trigger handle as it is ergonomically designed and doesn’t slip in your hand. There is a buckle stent to make watering easier. I like how easy it is to switch to different patterns.

~ Why Not ~
Some may not like nozzles attached to their hoses, but it does make life less complicated when watering. Others may wish it had 10 different patterns as there are some out there, but these cover all the major bases in spraying.

~ Wish ~
I wish the nozzle came in other colors than orange so it would match my green hose.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for nice, reliable garden hose nozzle, this is a good deal for the money.

Thanks to Nasharia for this discounted product that I am not obligated to review.

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