Thursday, July 31, 2014

Enough Review & Giveaway (#10things)



About the book
                     "You are beautiful. You are valuable. You are enough."
In a book based on her run-away blog post “Ten Things I Want to Tell Teenage Girls,” which garnered more than 2 million views in two weeks, Kate Conner calls us to action in Enough. We all have teenage girls in our lives who we love, whether it’s a sister, friend, or daughter. Kate has identified 10 things these girls need to hear today from someone who loves her.
Peppered with wit and laced with grace, Kate’s list tackles relevant issues like Facebook, emotions, drama, tanning beds, modesty, and flirtation. Woven into each chapter is a powerful message of worth that transcends age, and will touch the souls of women, young and old alike: You are beautiful. You are valuable. You are enough.
A former youth-worker, wife to a college minister, and a young mom in her twenties, Conner stands squarely in generational gap, the perfect place from which to bridge it. Conner offers herself as a translator, helping you to speak your teenager’s language and equipping you with a fresh perspective from which to engage your teenage girl—one that may enable her to truly hear your heart (and your wisdom) for the first time since puberty.
 Check out the trailer:

About the author

obtained from BHG

Kate Elizabeth Conner is a 27-year-old writer, speaker, and first generation southerner who spends her days learning braille, counseling teenagers via text message, and adjusting to life in middle Georgia.

My thoughts

I don't have teenage girls in my house, but I have teenage nieces and I'm around a lot of teenage girls. I really wanted to read this book about 10 things we should be telling teenage girls because I wanted to see what the author wanted teenage girls to know. And I am glad to say that I was impressed instead of disappointed.

I love the way the author set up the book. Conner does an excellent job on writing about current trends such as tanning beds, media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter, and being "natural". 

The author, Kate Conner, gives 10 things every teenage girl should know. The picture on the right is one that really hit home. I feel to often that girls (and women) feel that we aren't good enough. We feel that if we had this item or that talent, then we would be beautiful. However, this train of thought needs to stop! What you are right now is beautiful! This is what I am currently working on. I have a huge weakness in feeling that I will be beautiful if I keep improving myself. Right now I am telling myself that the woman I am today is beautiful. I want to make sure that I don't pass bad habits onto my children or girls I know.

Anyways, I definitely recommend reading this book and I hope you enjoy it like I did!

*open to anyone 18+ in USA or Canada
*winner has 48 hours to respond to winning email before a new winner is chosen

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Groovy Lab in a Box Review + Giveaway (#STEMists)


About the product
-Science learning made fun!
-Groovy Lab in a Box: Inspiring the next generation of STEMists….
-For ages 8+

STEM•ist /stĕmʹĭst/ n. Expert in applying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Explorer, creator, inventor…STEMist! #STEM

As science educators who have both worked in private industry, we wanted to create something that inspired critical thinking and a genuine love of learning. We believed more “doing” and “experiencing” of actual science practices is essential to science education. Groovy Lab in a Box has many facets to its design and can be utilized by schools, after school programs, homeschoolers, and parents of natural born STEMists. One of our core beliefs is that we want to bring this generation back to the NASA Apollo era when children wanted to be scientists and engineers and science was at the forefront of the media. Hence our "retro, 50’s" brand and logo design. We believe science should be more “Pop-Culture” in our society. When one understands science, one has a greater appreciation and understanding of the beauty, poetry, and wonder of
the universe around them. We believe a strong STEM education is the future for our children to be competitive in the 21st century. Science and art go hand in hand and children are encouraged to draw, journal, and "think" about their engineering design challenges. “Science and Art were never meant to be separated, they must intermingle.” - Elaine (Co-Founder)

Our product is unlike anything else on the market and was developed by a team of educators and scientists. It is not a kit but instead a truly custom STEM experience which incorporates the Engineering Design Process and Next Generation Science Standards. Being well versed with the National Science Education Standards (NSES) and practices, we felt that STEM and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to be the most progressive platform to guide our design of Groovy Lab in a Box.

We created this product with the idea that each month a child can focus his or her imagination, determination, and innately inquisitive natures to complete NGSS based STEM projects using the Engineering Design Process. In addition, we want to use our product as a platform to further educate the public about STEM education via partnerships and collaborations such as NASA, Destination Imagination, and Edutopia.

We were recently awarded the "Parents' Choice Award" for our "Lunar Launch" box:

Product Pricing
Subscription Based:
$26.95 / Month - Billed monthly
$25.95 / Month - Billed every 3 months
$24.95 / Month - Billed every 6 months
$23.95 / Month - Billed every 12 months

Non-recurring packages and Single Boxes are also available for purchase.

What's in the box?

Each month through our Groovy Lab in a Box subscription service, young STEMists will receive materials for fun, hands-on projects and an engineering design challenge – all focused on that month’s STEM topic. All STEMists will receive a Lab Notebook, where they can read about that month’s topic, perform investigation activities and document their findings. They will investigate, brainstorm, plan, build, test and redesign their own creations. The Engineering Design Challenge is the culmination of your STEMist’s learning experience – the ultimate project where he/she must apply the knowledge gained from that month’s activities.

STEMists also receive access to our special “Beyond…in a Box” online learning portal. This is a unique feature of Groovy Lab in a Box because it gives STEMists a deeper understanding of that month’s topic. “Beyond…in a Box” has videos and more interactive activities to supplement what they are learning from the box projects, which also helps the STEMist even more when completing the design challenge. Additionally, the monthly box contains bonus supplies exclusively for the activities available through “Beyond…in a Box.”

The "Beyond...In A Box" section also outlines ideas to do the box activities as a group. The PW for this section will be located in the lab notebook in your box.

Pride in Our Box

"Groovy Lab in a Box is proud to partner with Eggleston to ensure our subscribers receive their completed box delivered right to their STEMists’ door," - Elaine (Co-Founder)

Since 1955, Eggleston has been helping individuals with disabilities gain independence through work and living experience to help them lead fuller, richer lives. Eggleston creates opportunities for individuals to make the most of their abilities, contribute to society, and enjoy the satisfaction of working and earning their own living. Learn more about the amazing individuals who assemble all our boxes:

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My thoughts

I absolutely love science and teaching science. It is one of the reasons why I majored in chemistry and got a masters in secondary education with an emphasis in science. Science is just so fun. I love being able to figure out things and helping kids learn how to make observations and draw conclusions from collected data. I'm all about inquiry learning!

Anyways, this Groovy Lab in a Box focused on the sun. Perfect box theme since it is really sunny and hot where I am living. I couldn't wait to get the box. And, I wasn't disappointed! Each box comes with all the supplies you need and a lab notebook.  I love the fact that they include glue, scissors, etc so I don't have to waste time making sure I have the supplies at home.

The lab notebook contains extra information about the subject you are studying, directions for the experiment you are doing, places to write down observations and data, and a brainstorming section so kids can create their own experiment. Let's just say that I love how well organized the lab notebook is and I am really big into organization.

I know Monkey is not 8 years old, but I couldn't resist teaching him about some science. Plus, I wanted to share with my readers about this way cool company. My boy really loved the Here Comes The Sun box and loved doing the experiments. I had to do more of the guiding since he isn't 8 years old, but he sure had fun!

I love the concept and they executed it really well. I totally recommend you trying them out. And Groovy in a Box has offered a coupon code for all the readers and a giveaway! I'm doing my happy dance right now.

Coupon Code
Groovy Lab in a Box has been very generous and is offering the readers of Howling Horn to use the code GROOVYNOW20 for a 20% Discount off the first month of our Monthly Subscriptions! How exciting!!

 *open to anyone 18+ who lives in the USA

***giveaway will start soon....might be a flash giveaway***

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Ozeri 4x3motion Digital Pocket 3D Pedometer with Tri-Axis Technology Review

About the product

Introducing the 4x3motion Digital Pedometer by Ozeri - the world's most advanced 3D pedometer. Unlike other pedometers that do not work accurately unless placed vertically, the 4x3motion Digital Pedometer utilizes the latest generation in Tri-Axis technology to provide superior accuracy in any position, whether up, down, flat, on its side, or at any angle. Moreover, the 4x3motion Digital Pedometer utilizes a Digital 3D Acceleration Sensor which is far more accurate than mechanical sensors used in other pedometers.

Compact, sleek and ultra slim, the 4x3motion Digital Pedometer fits is any pocket and is the ultimate personal trainer. Used by professional 100 mile ultra runners such as Evan Kimber, the 4x3motion Digital Pedometer records your steps, distance, average speed, calories burned, and time spent exercising, and displays your data on a new bright LCD with a night view backlight.

The 4x3motion Digital Pedometer filters out vibrations and only begins counting after it detects a sequence of continuous steps for greater accuracy. The 4x3motion Digital Pedometer ships with a Lithium battery, a bonus strap and instruction manual. Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed.

  • Records steps, distance, speed, calories and time with the world's most advanced Tri-Axis technology.
  • 3 Recording Modes: Today, Split & Total -- with a split screen display for multi-data views.
  • New 3D Tri-Axis Sensor (X, Y, Z plane detection) provides superior accuracy in any position.
  • Counts up to 1 million steps with 7-Day Memory, and includes a built-in Clock, Calendar & Sports Timer and Auto Sleep Mode technology.
  • Used by professional athletes, the 4x3motion boasts an ultra slim design that fits in any pocket, and features a blue backlight for night viewing. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed.
My thoughts

This year I have been trying really hard to be healthy. I have two kiddos and it is too easy to let my exercise routine get pushed to the "back burner". I love to exercise, but it is hard for me to find the time to get everything I need to do in 24 hours. That is where this pedometer comes into play. I had some family members do a healthy lifestyle program where they needed to walk 10,000 steps a day for at least 5 days a week. I thought it would be fun to see how many steps I take, and try to make it a goal to walk at least 10,000 steps a day.

This goal ended up being way too easy. I guess it is due to the fact that I live on an acre so I am walking around everywhere to take care of my garden, my chickens, and my yard. The first day I had 10,748 steps and I even forgot to wear the pedometer for several hours when I was really active in the yard. I love being able to know how much I am walking each day. Now let me get into more details about the product.

-The Ozeri pedometer is very slim so it can easily fit into your pocket
-Comes with a lanyard so you can wear around your neck
-Doesn't have to stay vertical to count your steps
-Has auto sleep so you don't have to turn it on and off
-Records steps, calories, distance, time, & splits
-Ability to run up to 3 different counts
-Has a 7 day memory and can record up to 1 million steps
-Has a clock and calendar
-Has backlight for night time viewing

-Doesn't have a belt clip. You can only put it in your pocket or around your neck

As you can tell, the pros definitely outweigh the cons. I have been pretty impressed with my Ozeri pedometer and I love using it everyday. It really helps motivate me to exercise and stay active. If you are shopping for a pedometer, then you should consider buying this one!

*Disclosure: I received the product mentioned in this post at no cost in order to do this review. All opinions are my own.

Monday, July 21, 2014

PRO-15: The Perfect Probiotic Review

About the product

GET 15 TIMES MORE RESULTS THAN WITH CAPSULES++. With superior patented technology, our living organisms reach deep into your intestinal tract where they are needed most. Our formula will even reach your large intestine. *See below to understand the Science behind the Superiority*

IMPROVE YOUR MOOD AND ENERGY LEVELS. Fatigue and irritability are often a result of poor vitamin and nutrient absorption. Hyperbiotics Probiotics help create a microenvironment inside your digestive system that promotes full mineral absorption so you can finally feel like your happy, energetic and vibrant self.

RELIEVE YOUR SENSITIVE STOMACH. Hyperbiotics PRO-15 is released at consistent levels throughout the day and throughout your Gl tract; whereas other capsules more closely resemble a bomb being dropped in your upper stomach - releasing all organisms at one time, often causing upset such as bloating, gas or diarrhea.

GET & STAY WELL. 80% of your immune system is in your gut, and when probiotics (the good guys) are abundant in your body, it’s harder for the disease causing bacteria (the bad guys) to settle in. Hyperbiotics PRO-15 restores beneficial bacteria for optimal digestive and immune health, helps control yeast and candida overgrowth and promotes daily relief from allergies, gas, bloating and constipation. Life should be easy.

LOSE WEIGHT. New studies show that gut microflora may improve your metabolism and accelerate fat loss. Let’s get your gut back into equilibrium so your waistline will follow.

To learn more, you can check out this 2 minute video -

My thoughts

I don't really have bad digestion. But there are times where certain foods don't agree with me. Also, my immune system isn't the greatest due to some medical conditions. When I read about how the probiotic by Hyperbiotics can help your immune system out, then I knew I just had to try this product out.

I tried out this product for several weeks. And I have to say that I actually did notice a change in how I was feeling. I noticed that I didn't have any digestion problems with certain foods. But the biggest benefit was the energy I felt. I found that I had a little more spring to my step.This probiotic has been a huge help in how I have been feeling. It is nice to be able to feel good and have the energy levels like I used to have before I had kids.

Another great thing about his probiotic is that the pills are not huge. I hate swallowing large pills so the size of these probiotics were a big benefit to me.

I definitely recommend these probiotics by hyperbiotics!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Jiva Organic Black Sesame Seeds Review (#JivaOrganics)

About the product

Jiva Organics is a line of certified organic spices that offer a tremendous value over mainstream alternatives.  This is a USDA certified organic Black Sesame that is of extremely high quality and perfect for your next Indian/Pakistani dish.
  • Certified USDA Organic Black Sesame Seeds
  • High Purity, Intense Aroma, and Great taste
  • NO salt, NO MSG, NO GMO, NO Ethylene Oxide (ETO) treatment, NON-Irradiated
  • All Natural, No Artificial Colors, Flavors or Preservatives
  • Packed in a resalable bag and then completely sealed to preserve aroma, purity and to avoid any contamination
My thoughts

I love using sesame seeds when I cook especially black sesame seeds. They have such a rich and unique flavor that really enhances any dish you make. Jiva Organics sells organic black sesame seeds which is awesome because I know that I am eating something that isn't tainted with harmful chemicals. I truly feel "we are what we eat" and that applies to pesticides, etc!

Black sesame seeds aren't something I like to eat by themselves so I decided I needed to make an Asian inspired dish. Black sesame pork meatballs came to mind. All I have to say is how delicious this meal was! The black sesame seed really made the meal stand out. My husband and son devoured this meal and enjoyed eating it as leftovers. My husband even remarked on how tasty the black sesame seeds were! This just goes to show how they have a very yummy flavor.

I have used the seeds in a few of my other Asian dishes too. I love them. I totally recommend buying these seeds from Jiva Organics because you won't be disappointed!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Persecuted Review & Giveaway

About the book

The Question Is Not IF Attempts Will Be Made to Limit Religious Freedoms, But When

John Luther, simply wants to share the Gospel and enjoy a quiet life with his family. He never asked to be at the center of a political controversy, but an ill wind has been blowing through the halls of Congress, and supporters of a new religious-equality bill see Luther's endorsement as critical.  When Luther refuses to lend his support, he unknowingly sets in motion an explosive plan bent on destroying his reputation and undermining everything for which he stands. His once-normal life is turned upside down as he becomes a fugitive left with only one dangerous option--putting everything he holds most dear at risk while he fights to expose the truth. It is a mission that brings him face-to-face with the coming storm of persecution that could threaten the very fabric of our nation's freedoms.

About the authors
*based on a Daniel Lusko film

Robin Parrish has written for over a decade as a journalist on the cutting edge of Christian culture, from books and music to film. He is the author of the Dominion Trilogy, Nightmare, Offworld, and Vigilante. Robin, his wife, and their children live in High Point, North Carolina.

Daniel Lusko
 attended film school at the New York Film Academy and directed the documentaries Inside the Revolution and Epicenter based on Joel Rosenberg's New York Times bestsellers. Over the past two years Daniel has directed his first action/adventure feature film entitled 500 MPH Storm and a gritty crime drama, 11 Seconds. He is writer and director of Persecuted, produced with Gray Frederickson (The Godfather and Apocalypse Now). Daniel and his family live in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

My thoughts

As you can tell from my many review posts, I love books. I love to read practically any topic because I love learning and I love enjoying a fun and exciting novel.

I thought I would be able to read Persecuted at a nice leisurely pace. However, I was so wrong! As soon as I read the first page, I was hooked. I had to keep reading because I had to know what was going to happen next. There is a lot of unpleasant scenes in the book; however, the author did a great job at explaining what happened without going into tons of details. This was a huge plus for me since I don't like to read really descriptive violent scenes.

The authors also did an excellent job at creating a suspensful book that kept me at the edge of my seat. The book definitely made me think about what if a new religious-equality bill  was proposed and how I would react.Would I remain silent or would I stand up for what I believe in? I will definitely stand up!

I liked how at the end of the book, there is a page of "questions for conversation". The questions help you think more about the premise of the book and about religious freedom and religious equality. If you want a book that you won't be able to set down and a book that makes you really think about religious freedom, then head over here and get it now.

Plus, you can take your chance with this giveaway! So enter now.

*open to anyone 18+ who lives in the USA or Canada
*winner has 48 hours to respond to winning email before a new winner is chosen

"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

Friday, July 11, 2014

All About Carpets Review & Giveaway

About the book

So many variables go into choosing a carpet performance, style, color, budget and you are the only one who can decide on the best carpet for your home. All About Carpets: Everything You Need to Know is the only book written to protect and inform you about your carpet choices! If you have gone into a floor-covering store and felt confused by competing claims and fast sales pitches, then this book is for you. In this newly revised edition, carpet expert and flooring inspector Glenn Revere reveals everything you need to know to make smart and satisfying decisions. How to compare products when a lot of stuff is private labeled. How to know when something is really on sale. How can you tell if warranties are meaningless? What types of carpet will hold up best in different rooms of your house. Effective ways to complain to retailers and manufacturers about carpet defects, installation shortcomings, and other problems. Flooring is one of the largest investments you'll make when it comes to your home. Make smart decisions and your carpet will last a lifetime. Get the best performance from your carpet!

About the author

Ohio raised, carpet expert, and independent carpet inspector Glenn Revere graduated from Ohio State University with a B.A. in Anthropology in 1969. His first post-graduate job was with The May Company-Cleveland as an Assistant Buyer in the carpeting department. After receiving his training from a National carpet inspection company, Glenn moved to Denver, Colorado and began his career as a nationally recognized Carpet Inspector. As the flooring field matured and changed, Glenn became a Certified Flooring Inspector with specialties in carpet, laminate, hardwood, and engineered flooring. He owned a carpet cleaning company for twenty years and is trained in carpet installation and repair. Glenn consults for individuals, manufacturers, and installers. Glenn lives in San Diego, California. In addition to consulting, he enjoys skiing, swimming, tennis, and fishing.

Question & answer with the author
*from 2014 La Jolla Writer's Conference

1.      What is one of the most common mistakes people make when buying carpet for their home?

I’d say one of the most common mistakes people tend to make is buying by price instead of quality.  If you think about it, your carpet will be the most used surface in your home.  It is also the most visible.  Consumers should not skimp because they will just end up paying for it in replacement costs.

2.      What is the difference between hardwood, engineered hardwood, and laminate?

Hardwood generally refers to ¾” thick solid, real wood flooring. Engineered wood is a real wood veneer glued over a piece of plywood. Laminate is a plastic topped board made from fine sawdust. The “wood” seen through the plastic top is actually a photograph.

3.      What is better for a rental property, carpet or some type of wood flooring?

That depends. If the rental is multi-story, carpet is better acoustically; wood is noisy. Carpet needs regular vacuuming and professional cleaning. Wood is sensitive to water spills. It scratches easily if not swept regularly—a bad idea near a beach.  In either case, regular maintenance is the key to a long life. 

4.      What are a few common mistakes you see people make when filing a warranty claim?

I am not involved in the claims process, either before or after the inspection. Most claims are not filed by the consumer directly with the manufacturer. They go through the dealer first. Thus, the process takes time.  I advise people to be patient with the process and flexible with the results.  What I can tell you is that documenting everything is important.

5.      What are few tricks for making your wood flooring last longer?

Sweep regularly. Avoid abrasion. All wood is moisture-sensitive so avoid moister, including water spills.  Put pads under the contact point of furniture that will be on the wood.  And consider runners for areas of high traffic such as entry ways and hallways.  Going shoeless in your house is another great way to avoid bringing in small rocks and other things that can scratch, stain, or negatively impact your flooring.

6.      What are a few tricks to making carpet last longer?

Vacuum-vacuum-vacuum. Remove spots promptly with a non-sudsy solution. Have the carpet professionally cleaned on a regular basis using industry approved methods. (This is often required in order to maintain the warranty.)

7.      What is your specific job?

I am a forensic flooring and carpet inspector. My job is to determine, through inspection and testing, if a flooring or carpet failure is due to consumer, installer, or manufacturer error.  It may not sound exciting, but I have seen some pretty interesting things over the years.

8.      What is the most unusual warranty issue you were ever sent to investigate?

Flies hatching from a newly installed carpet.

9.      How did you get into this line of work?  

I began my career as an assistant buyer in the carpet department at the May Company-Cleveland. The department used a carpet inspector for some of our complaints. While I was planning a move to Denver, Colorado, the inspection company asked me if I would like to learn the business and open an office in Denver. Over a forty year period, I branched into inspecting other types of flooring and now live in San Diego.

10.  What is the best piece of advice you would give to a consumer before they shop for flooring or carpet?

Educate yourself. Know what your needs will be depending on what the surface demands are, as well as personal preference concerning aesthetics. And don’t go by price alone. Make sure what you are purchasing is good quality.  Also, know the proper short and long term methods for cleaning and caring for your purchase.

If you'd like to learn more about Glenn, get answers to your questions, or to read Glenn’s Inspection Safari blog, feel free to visit his website here:

My thoughts

I know this is a different book to be reviewing. Why would I want to read about carpet? Well, my husband and I bought a house about a year and a half ago and the carpet is not extremely new. We really want to replace it, and I figured this book would help us out through our decision making process.

And, this book will definitely provide you with all the information you need and more! I was actually a little overwhelmed with all the information and terminology so I basically focused on what I needed to know for my carpet purchase.

First off I have to say that this book is organized really well, and that is saying something since I love organization. The book covers topics from how floor coverings are made, carpet yarns, carpet styles, carpet padding, carpet padding, buying carpet, carpet installation, carpet maintenance, and carpet characteristics and defects. Each chapter is very thorough and is full with tons of pictures to illustrate the types of carpet, types of carpet padding, types of carpet textures/styles, carpet installation tools, etc. The pictures were extremely helpful since I could see what the author was describing. Another helpful part of the book was its glossary at the back. I have to say how handy this was because I could just quickly turn to the back and look up a word that I didn't know.

The one thing I didn't like about the book is the black and white pictures. You can still see what the picture is about, but I prefer colored pictures. Despite this one issue, I would still recommend this book. I feel this book has definitely made me feel better about purchasing carpet, the installation process, and the general up keeping of carpet. I like being an informed buyer, and if you want to be one to, then check out this book.

*open to residents of USA and Canada who are 18+
*winner has 48 hours to respond to winning email before a new winner is chosen


*Disclosure: I received the book mentioned in this post at no cost in order to do this review. All opinions are my own. Howling Horn is not responsible for prize shipment to the winner as this is a sponsored giveaway.