Monday, June 27, 2016

VivaRoses Review and Special Offer

VivaRoses recently sent me 4 dozen beautiful roses to review as a rose ambassador. I was thrilled when they contacted me. What girl wouldn't want dozens of roses??

VivaRoses is an online website that specializes in roses. The roses I chose were In Perfect Harmony. I really liked the pretty pink with the off-white.

My VivaRoses came packed carefully. The flowers really opened up as the days went on. They seem to be long-lasting. I've had them for near a week and they're still gorgeous! They also give a nice, light sweet scent.

You can order VivaRoses in a variety of sizes, and they offer an array of colors that are perfect for your special occasion. Personally, I plan to use the petals from my roses for my wedding!

Now how about a special offer for you? If you go through this link, you will receive a code for 20% off your order of VivaRoses!

Note: The roses came with a few discolored petals around the edges. These are called "guard petals." Once they are plucked off, you can see the full beauty of the roses.

You can find VivaRoses Facebook here and on Twitter here. Check out their gorgeous variety of roses, then let me know what you think! They even offer red white and blue bouquets. :)

Disclosure: Although I was given the roses to review, all opinions and reviews are my own.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Hello, Readers!

Hey everyone, it's Becca.

So, we are once again going through changes. Moving forward, I will be the only one doing the blogging, as the schedules of my sisters have become too busy.

There are potential other changes coming, so stick around!

And let me know: What changes would YOU like to see? 

I plan to keep it a review blog (at least for the most part), but would appreciate specific feedback from you readers. 

Thanks for the input! :)

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

The Magnolia Duchess Book Review

Revell recently provided me with a copy of The Magnolia Duchess by Beth White to review. 

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The Magnolia Duchess started interesting and draws the reader in to Fiona's life right away. Unfortunately, it then slowed too much for my liking. It was hard to stay interested, though things did pick up a bit about halfway through.

Personally, I don't like how it jumped between so many characters. The dialogue also felt on-the-nose at times, which I didn't care for.

Two things I really liked about The Magnolia Duchess were the humor and chivalry of the main male character, Charlie, and the bits of Scriptural wisdom dispersed throughout. A big thing that attracts me to books is when they add humor to the characters, and this book did that.

I liked the part on page 151 that said, "God the Creator had move in history, through an impressive succession of flawed humans, to accomplish a grand design that Charlie could only guess at." The book displayed how God works through situations.

The love story between the two main characters was sweet and appeared quite realistic.

Again, many of the things I listed negatively were my personal preference. If you've read previous Beth White books or this one sounds interesting when you go to Revell and read about it, check it out. It might be a good summer read for you.

Disclosure: Although I was given the book to review, all opinions and reviews are my own.

Monday, May 16, 2016

The Reluctant Duchess Book Review

Bethany House Publishers recently gave me a copy of The Reluctant Duchess by Roseanna M. White to review. At first it was hard to follow all the characters, but it got easier. The story flowed smoothly and was easy to keep reading.

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I like that there was humor in the The Reluctant Duchess. The characters, especially the main male character, Brice, had a good sense of humor. 

There were some solid biblical lessons, such as trusting God and listening and obeying His voice. I also like that Brice, displayed strong faith. He was an honorable gentleman, something I always appreciate in the books I read.

It was easy to sympathize for the main female character, Rowena. Her story seemed real and it was easy to root for her and be happy with how things turned out for her.

The Reluctant Duchess was a good book. I thoroughly enjoyed it, from start to finish. There were no dull moments or moments that really dragged on. 

I like the solid substance the book offered. It wasn't just a light read, but, as stated above, spoke solid biblical truth. I like the quote on love, which reminded me of 1 Corinthians 13:

"Maybe it wasn't a feeling, wasn't an emotion- if it were, it would be changeable, fleeting, like anger or happiness or sorrow. But it shouldn't be. Couldn't be. Love had to be firmer than that. Which meant that love, like faith, couldn't be based on feelings." (page 298)

Looking for an historical fiction read? Check out Roseanna White's The Reluctant Duchess

Disclosure: Although I was given a copy of the book to review, all opinions and reviews are my own.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Volo Energy Review

Volo Vitamins recently gave us the opportunity to review their berry and citrus flavored Volo Energy products. 

The product comes in individual-sized packets. All you need to do is mix it with 8 ounces of water, mix, and you have a good serving of vitamins.

I like that they are stevia-sweetened. They offer a great way to get your vitamins in! The flavors are good. (Although I felt they do have a bit of a powder taste to them). 

They make for a good energy drink alternative. My sister who drank the citrus variety noticed the caffeine content. They contain electrolytes and essential amino acids. They are sweetened with 17 different fruits.

If you're looking for a better alternative to caffeinated beverages or energy drinks, check out Volo Energy.

Reviewed by Becca :)

Disclosure: Although we were given the products to review, all opinions and reviews are our own.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Playing the Part Book Review

Bethany House Publishers recently provided me with a copy of Playing the Part by Jen Turano to review. I always enjoy Jen's books, as they are filled with light-heartedness and humor. Playing the Part was no exception.

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Playing the Part was quick-paced from the start. It offered the wit that I enjoy from this author. The story offered just a little bit of suspense, which I also enjoy in books.

I like that the story only jumped between the two main characters, actress Lucetta Plum and the wealthy Bram Haverstein. This brought things out from each perspective, but wasn't overwhelming as some stories that go between more characters.

Overall, the book was an enjoyable read. The characters were easy to get behind and root for. The main character was funny, with heart. The man who won her heart was a gentleman. I liked the sweet romance and how things tied together so well.

If you are a Jen Turano fan, or a fan of historical fiction in general, check out Playing the Part.

Reviewed by Becca :)

Disclosure: Although I was given the book to review, all opinions and reviews are my own.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Crockett Creek Beef Jerky Review and Discount Code

Crockett Creek recently contacted us to review their Original Beef Jerky. I really like that the jerky contained no nitrites.

The jerky smelled good as soon as I opened the package! It was delicious. It didn't leave the aftertaste jerky sometimes leaves. It was tender, easy-to-chew and made a filling snack. It also made for a quick, on-the-go meal.

Aside from the jerky we reviewed, Crockett Creek also makes varieties such as elk jerky, venison jerky, garlic jerky, and buffalo jerky.

Ready to try some for yourself? Use the code JerkyB25 to get 25% off your purchase!

Disclosure: Although we were given the jerky to review, all opinions and reviews are our own.