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Monday, September 29, 2014

b.b.begonia Designer Print, Foldable & Washable Shopping Bag, 19-1/2"x16-1/2

b.b.begonia Designer Print, Foldable & Washable Shopping Bag, 19-1/2"x16-1/2

Price: $10.38

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

#Mad Back - Book Review & Giveaway





#Mad Back - Book Review & Giveaway 



What is this now dear readers? 

Itzybellababy is reviewing books that aren't kids books? 
Why yes, yes I am!

I am not sure that I am going to make it a regular thing, but I really wanted to check this book out - Mad Back by Mr. Patrick Lee.






As you know, I had a rather large baby a couple years ago ( 11 lbs, 11 oz and naturally,) and it has really caused me a lot of back and hip pain. 

I have also not had good health insurance, or a job that allows me to really medically explore the roots of the issues I am having. However, when I see an opportunity to learn something I can do at home I take advantage of it!

You may not know, that in my professional life I did environmental, health and safety. One of the tasks that I did was ergonomic assessment of my coworkers. I had training, and checklists and tools to help with this practice. I mainly got called because someone was injured and needed adjustments to their work station, or because someone needed a new chair, and that was the method to get one. Lol. 

So, I have seen my fair number of back injuries in the workplace. I was interested to see what Mad Back had to suggest. 


What I didn't like:


First of all, I want to note that I had a very hard time with the book's introduction. The writing was hard to get through- it had grammar issues and redundant comments and it was really turning me off. I feel bad that I have to write that. 

However, once I got into the MEAT of the book, the style and tone seemed to change, and I was engaged. So don't give up on this one.


What I liked:


I really liked the fact that the book tells you that if you want to explore x and y than go to chapter  z. 

Some people do not need the contents of the entire book. If you have back pain, you want something now. You don't want to wait until the last chapter to be helped. You can seek out exactly what you need, and return later for the science behind it and the other relevant information.

I liked that there was a lot of information that I had not seen before. I am not going to go into detail but I have never seen a doctor say to MOVE more when there is back injury. In many cases, this alone can allow improvement. (Not every case is the same of course.) Unless there is a blown out disk or such, most people can benefit from moving the muscles. Keeping them warm, and stretched.

(This is probably the number one help that I have received from this book. I know I sit WAY too long in front of my laptop. It is my work these days, and the way I find work.. so sometimes it is unavoidable, but I know it is something I need to work on if I want to get rid of the pain!)

I also liked the fact that the author says that a regular family doctor is not the place to get back help. 

You wouldn't go to a dentist for your foot, why go to a general doctor for your back? 

There are so many tidbits like this in the book. 

I learned a lot about the science of back pain. There are so many ways that the spine is related to your overall health and how everything is pulled together. 

I know the next time I go out and do an ergonomic assessment, I will be looking at it with new eyes.. 

I may also take away all my coworkers' desks.. look out world! They will thank me later!


So- I will not rehash the whole book. I will however give you the advice to check it out if you have a "mad back" to see what pearls of wisdom you can take from it.  I think there is a lot to learn, and much to benefit from!

I will also say that the author seems very sincere and interested in helping his readers. It is not often that we get to interact directly with a writer, but he is very accessible!

I will give my first adult book for review 5 stars!

If you want to check out the book and the information about it, you can pick it up in hardback form-  Purchase the book at Amazon  or you can also find  Mad Back on Kindle.

Also go to the links below to interact directly:

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Thanks so much to Mr. Patrick Lee for allowing me to review this book. It will be on my book shelf for reference!


Now- would you like a copy of Mad Back  for yourself? Of course you would! Enter the contest below!





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Sweet Red Strawberry Pattern Single-shoulder Chain Bag

Sweet Red Strawberry Pattern Single-shoulder Chain Bag

Price: $55.99

Sweet Red Strawberry Pattern Single-shoulder Chain Bag

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

KitchCo Heat Resistant Meat Handling Claws Review with a Coupon!





 KitchCo Heat Resistant Meat Handling Claws Review






Ecosak Nut Milk Bag Review


Ecosak Nut Milk Bag Review






HealthyNow Garcinia Cambogia Premium Review




HealthyNow Garcinia Cambogia Premium Review




Let's Cure Childhood Cancer Together

Let's Cure Childhood Cancer Together




 



Let's Cure Childhood Cancer Together
September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness month, and zulily is doing their part to help find a cure. Through 9/30together with zulily we can help fund the Ben Towne Foundation, a nonprofit public charity that is working to accelerate the pace of new breakthrough research. 

Doctors at the Ben Towne Childhood Cancer Center for Research at the Seattle Children's Research Institute have been working on an immunotherapy treatment that could make cancer treatment as we know it a thing of the past—within our lifetime. They are developing a treatment that uses a child’s own immune system to fight cancer, eliminating the need for chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. Within 20 years, this cure could become the new normal. 

Together we can help the reality of finding a cure go from 'if' to 'when'.Visit zulily to donate to the Ben Towne Foundation, and to read more about the lives that this potential cure has already touched, and the doctors working so hard to make this miracle real. 

100% of all donations will be used to support the research at the BTCCCR. 

Up to 60% off - Stella & Dot Fan Favorite Sale


Up to 60% off - Stella & Dot Fan Favorite Sale


**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. 


Stella & Dot is having a really fun sale that starts 9/24 and YOU help determine which accessory could be up to 60% off! 

Visit the Stella & Dot Facebook page and cast your vote TODAY by "liking" your favorite piece. 

Check the Stella & Dot Fan Favorite Sale . The piece that received the most Facebook "likes" will be 60% off for 48 hours only! How cool is that? The three pieces being voted on are below, which one is your favorite?
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Thursday, September 18, 2014

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Mighty Pops by Sunsella - Set of 6 Silicone Ice Pop Molds Review


Mighty Pops by Sunsella - Set of 6 Silicone Ice Pop Molds Review





We have been in love with the Mighty Pops by Sunsella. Living in Phoenix, it is time for popsicles year round! However, we don't always need the high fructose corn syrup found in most pops in the grocery store.. 

We just make our own now. 

The Mighty Pops by Sunsella are great to use for teething too. When my daughter is cutting a tooth, we fill the molds with chamomile tea and she goes to town on them. It is cold, and the chamomile soothes her.. there is nothing better. 

You might have read my review about the muffin cups yesterday.. about how they were pretty indestructible? Same thing applies to these pops. You can let the little one play with the tubes and nothing is going to break them. I know.. however, in case you wonder, they do have a guarantee on them...

The pops are made of silicone. This is BPA free. There is no funky taste from one pop to the next.. so hooray for that!

If you have kids, or just like to make your own popsicles, these are just the ticket! I know we will be using ours for a long time.

Thanks so much Sunsella for letting us try out your Mighty Pops by Sunsella.

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

Monday, September 15, 2014

Little Gems by Sunsella - Set of 12 Silicone Baking Cups Review


Little Gems by Sunsella - Set of 12 Silicone Baking Cups Review



I have been wanting a set of Little Gems Silicone Baking Cups for a long time. I have been seeing them everywhere!



I love the fact that they come in some really awesome colors. Who would not want to eat a cupcake or muffin from one of these little guys? 

As pretty as silicone cups are- you want to make sure that the cups you use are BPA free- no one wants to eat that in a cupcake!  The Little Gems Silicone Baking Cups are BPA free. 

I have put them in the dishwasher and they come out perfect every time (I put them in the baby bottle accessory container so they don't flop around in the dishwasher.

There is a 100% Money-back Lifetime Guarantee, but I suspect since they have also survived the toddler stomping on the and tossing them about, that they can survive any cooking.

Toddler buffet- strawberries, lettuce, goldfish, carrots, cabbage, and more strawberries.


Aside from cooking fabulous treats, I have been using the cups to give my toddler a fabulous snack buffet. 

She can be picky about eating one thing at a time.. she also prefers her food in separate containers.. a divided plate is nice, but I find that using these cups is an improvement. 

I put each type of food in a cup, and the stuff that is perishable gets put away or tossed if she loses interest.Then,  the other cups can be left out all day and she can snack at will. 

It keeps me from having to get up 27 times a day to get her something that she wants.

Overall, I have been very pleased with the Little Gems Silicone Baking Cups. They are definitely something we are going to use in our house for a long time!

Thanks so much to Sunsella for letting us review the Little Gems Silicone Baking Cups.




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