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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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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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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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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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The Beginner’s Bible Activity Book

The Beginner's Bible Activity BookTitle: The Beginner’s Bible: Activity Book
Illustrator: Denis Alonso
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 978-0-310-75979-9

“Color this letter to God. Trace the letters. Sign your name,” the ending project states in Zondervan’s children’s book, The Beginner’s Bible: Activity Book.

~ What ~
Part of The Beginner’s Bible series, this numbered sixty-four-page oversized paperback targets young children from four to eight years old. The book involves several well-known stories taken from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible in the form of creative activities for children to do.

The illustrations are taken from other The Beginner’s Bible sources and cover Creation, Adam and Eve, Noah, Joseph, Moses, Ruth, David, Daniel, Jonah, and Jesus’s birth, ministry, miracles, crucifixion, and resurrection, plus John’s revelation. The activities range from word searches, counting, mazes, dot to dot, finding differences, and matching to tracing letters and numbers, drawing, and coloring.

~ Why ~
What makes this activity book special is that a child can read one of the other books in The Beginner’s Bible series and see the same pictures in color and copy them or make a different colorful design. The projects range from a preschooler to beginner reader to comprehend. I like that there are so many different topics, including letters to complete telling Jesus you are sorry for your sins and you love Him, as well as a Dear God letter to color and sign.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not want to promote teaching a child about Bible stories will pass on this book. Some drawings that may concern some might be Goliath dead and Jesus being taken and crucified on a cross. Others may misconstrue that baptism is necessary for salvation when it states Peter quoting, “Tell Jesus you are sorry for your sins and be baptized.”

~ Who ~
No information is provided on the illustrator.

~ Wish ~
I wish more coloring books were published that mimicked stories in books for children to color. I prefer all pronouns of God capitalized for reverence.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a Biblical activity book that syncs with other books in The Beginner’s Bible series, this will keep children occupied during quiet time or a rainy day inside.

Thanks to Zondervan for furnishing this complimentary book that I am freely evaluating.

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Talix Traveling Storage Bags

Complete Travel Packing Cube Set with Extras

Packing Cubes~ What ~
Made mostly of nylon, this collection of four waterproof, tearproof, collapsible black bags have mesh-designed tops with zippered closures on three of four sides. Able to see the contents inside, the four sizes are Extra-Large, Large, Medium, and Small. Having red accent piping, all come with outside carrying straps. Also included is an all-black drawstring laundry bag and matching toiletry bag. All can be washed in cold water and air dried.

~ Why ~
This set of 4 cubes is ideal for traveling or storing items when you need to see what is inside without having to open each one. I appreciate that two zippers are on each bag so one can open and shut with different options. With the mesh strips down 2 sides of the front of each bag, it makes it is easy to see what is inside the bag. The toiletry bag is nicely designed with three outside zippered sections plus a handle, and inside there are multiple mesh compartments with a double-zippered mesh pocket. The laundry bag is of adequate size with a toggle drawstring that can keep dirty laundry separate from clean in a suitcase.

~ Why Not ~
Some may think the bags are not deep enough, as they are only 3 to 3.25 inches in depth. However, if used to be put inside larger suitcases, the depth needs to be somewhat shallow.

~ Wish ~
My husband will enjoy using all these bags when traveling, but I wish the mesh wrapped around the front side, so if stacked, one could view their contents.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a set of 4 zippered bags to organize when traveling as well as toiletry and laundry bags, this is a keeper.

Thanks to Talix for this discounted product that I am freely reviewing.

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The Beginner’s Bible Coloring Book

The Beginner's Bible Coloring BookTitle: The Beginner’s Bible: Coloring Book
Illustrator: Denis Alonso
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 978-0-310-75013-0

“With loads of coloring fun and faith especially for little ones, the finished pages can be displayed to encourage creativity and memory of the classic Bible stories,” the back jacket book cover states in Zondervan’s children’s book, The Beginner’s Bible: Coloring Book.

~ What ~
Part of The Beginner’s Bible series, this sixty-four-page oversized paperback targets young children from four to eight years old. The book involves thirteen well-known stories taken from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible in the form of sixty black and white illustrations to color.

The drawings are taken from other The Beginner’s Bible sources and cover Creation, Adam and Eve, Noah, Moses, David, Daniel, Jonah, and Jesus’s birth, ministry, miracles, crucifixion, and resurrection, sometimes listing the corresponding chapter or chapters in the Bible.

~ Why ~
What makes this coloring book special is that a child can read one of the other books in The Beginner’s Bible series and see the same pictures in color and copy them or make a different colorful design. The pictures are expressive while being detailed enough for advanced artists. The finished artworks could be removed from the book and displayed.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not want to promote teaching a child about Bible stories will pass on this book. Some drawings that may concern some might be the ten plagues, Goliath being killed, the fiery furnace, Jonas in the big fish, and Jesus’s crucifixion.

~ Who ~
No information is provided on the illustrator.

~ Wish ~
I wish more coloring books were published that mimicked stories in books for children to color.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a Biblical coloring book that syncs with other books in The Beginner’s Bible series, this will delight a young artist.

Thanks to Zondervan for furnishing this complimentary book that I am freely evaluating.

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Promises for You Coloring Devotional

Faithgirlz Promises for You Coloring Devotional: 60 Days Discovering God's Hope and LoveTitle:  Promises for You Coloring Devotional
Series: Faithgirlz
Publisher: Zonderkidz
ISBN: 978-0-310-76119-8

“Inside are coloring backgrounds you can fill in before or after your time with God,” the introduction states in the book, Promises for You Coloring Devotional: 60 Days Discovering God’s Hope and Love.

~ What ~
Part of the Faithgirlz series, this one-hundred-and-twenty-eight-page hardbound targets girls eight to twelve years old, but it could be used by older females. With sixty devotionals, the right side of the pages and part of the left side have black and white artistic design to color with a promise of God highlighted on the left side. The topic includes a written out verse or two from the Bible, followed by a paragraph or two about the subject. Below are several blank lines to write thoughts and notes. The ending has a page regarding asking Jesus into one’s life with a full blank lined page for notes. The New International Version of the Holy Bible is quoted.

The sixty short titled devotions are divided into five sections of promises of strength, courage, and hope; forgiveness, comfort, and safety; truth, wisdom, and beauty; faith, trust, and joy; and gifts and blessings. The drawings involve flowers, leaves, hearts, birds, foods, objects, and patterns to name a few.

~ Why ~
Girls who love to draw, doodle, or fill in coloring books will love this book that promotes discovering God. I like that the written words are short and to the point, hopefully stimulating a young girl to consider all God offers while improving her relationship with Him. The paper used is thick so the ink should not bleed through to the other side.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not have a personal relationship may not be interested in this type of coloring book. Others may not care for coloring or doodling. Parents may wonder if the child will spend more time coloring than concentrating on the devotion to God, but it is a good starting point to be in His word over a sixty-day period if one is done each day.

~ Who ~
No information is given on the author or illustrator of this Faithgirlz book.

~ Wish ~
Although the last page is about eternal salvation, it does not mention Jesus shed His blood on the cross for our sins and was raised from the dead. I wish all pronouns of God were capitalized for reverence. Including a ribbon marker would be thoughtful.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a Biblical devotional with coloring pages for a young artistic girl, this will make an excellent choice.

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Ready, Set, Find Easter

Ready, Set, Find EasterTitle: Ready, Set, Find Easter
Publisher: Zonderkidz
ISBN: 978-0-310-75769-6

“Ready, Set, Find as you read the story of Easter in this interactive board book for young readers,” the back jacket states in Zonderkidz children’s book,  Ready, Set, Find Easter.

~ What ~
This numbered twelve-page board book with rounded corners and five page-tabs targets children ages four to eight years old who enjoy the story of Jesus’s resurrection. With the left side of the pages being pale colored backgrounds with a sentence or two about Jesus, underneath are eight colorful objects with their names listed. The opposite pages are detailed and colorful illustrations that match the story and contain each of the objects to find.

The simple story includes Jesus’s triumphant entrance into Jerusalem on a donkey, His last supper with the disciples, being betrayed in the garden by Judas, nailed to a cross, His glorious resurrection, and afterward seeing His friends.

~ Why ~
Having several grandchildren who live out of state, I cannot wait to share this cute and fun book with them because they love to match up duplicate pictures. I like how the illustrations are colorful while being easy to identify with some of the same items included again on other pages. It reinforces the Easter story while searching for objects in the artwork.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not believe in Christ or have a personal relationship with Him will probably avoid this book that contains Christ’s death (the illustration thoughtfully shows Him on the cross from a side view).  Some beginner readers may have trouble reading the book by themselves.

~ Wish ~
It would help if some of the complicated wording were easier to understand for beginner readers. I wish all pronouns of God were capitalized for reverence.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for an engaging children’s book that is interactive with objects to find in the illustrations, this makes an excellent choice in time for Easter.

Thanks to Z Blog Squad for this book to read and review.

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