Racinne – Ultimate Aqua Blanc

966405_534467103276075_17605577_oWe are going ahead with our review of some of the products from Racinne today. I was sent samples of two of the Ultimate Aqua Blanc collection to try. Let’s check em out

Ultimate Aqua Blanc Brightening Masqueultimate_aqua_blanc_brighening_masque


First I found it interesting that this masque does not get tight across your face even after leaving it on for the recommended 15 minutes. That is actually a nice feeling to me. With some masques my skin has felt uncomfortably tight towards the end of the treatment. I do not like that extreme tightness. This is not a problem with Racinne. My skin appeared brighter after use.

        Combines snow lotus callus extract with deep-sea pearl essence to produce a double action brightening formula, which rapidly penetrates skin cells, promotes skin rejuvenation, strengthens moisture level and reduces pigmentation. At the same time, it reinforces the skin’s protection and prevention against harmful UV damage and intercepts the early growth of dark spots.  An all-round brightening mask that repairs and enhances silky smooth youthful brightening brilliance.

ultimate_aqua_blanc_boostUltimate Aqua Blanc Boost


Another easy to apple product. Has a light fresh fragrance. Gives your skin a lovely healthy glow.

        Combining snow lotus callus extract and cucumber essence with brightening active ingredients, the boost formula effectively breaks down pigmentation, moisturizes and strengthens skin. Additionally, this formula builds a natural defensive barrier to prevent loss of moisture and fight off age lines to bring skin back to its original supple silky smooth texture and healthy glow.

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” Alone Yet Not Alone” by Tracy Leininger Craven

1285_527497643964986_732028051_n Do your children love to read? Do they love true stories? I was sent a wonderful book called “Alone Yet Never Alone” for review. It is the true story of an immigrant family living in the wilds of Pennsylvania during the French and Indian War. It is an excellent book. Full of vivid imagery this tale has a way of drawing you in almost immediately. The action packed adventure is written for children 8 and up. I found it highly entertaining. I learned a lot during my reading adventure as well. I was thinking. this would make a great movie. Then I remembered they are making a movie. You can  see it September 27, 2013. Want to see a clip the trailer is below.
About Alone Yet Not Alone (novelization):
Settled in the Blue Mountains of Pennsylvania, deep within America’s new frontier, the Leininger family celebrates the blessings of a beautiful homestead and bountiful harvest. That is, until tragedy strikes with the beginning of the French and Indian War and the devastating raid known as the Penn’s Creek Massacre.
The lives of this simple, God-fearing family are forever altered when Barbara and Regina, two young sisters, are carried away by the Delaware tribe. Driven by their faith in God and the powerful bonds of family, Barbara and Regina hold firmly to the belief that they are never alone, even in their darkest hour, and that they will be reunited again.
Rich in historical details, Alone Yet Not Alone is an inspirational, true story of a family caught in the cross fire of the French and Indian War.
About The Author: 
Tracy Leininger Craven loves history and retelling real-life stories in her historical fiction books. She also loves spending her free time in the great outdoors with her husband David and their four children.

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Racinne – Ultimate Hydra Perfection Series

966405_534467103276075_17605577_oWhether you are looking for an anti-aging cream or an entire new beauty regimen Racinne has products for you. They sent me some samples to try. Let’s check em out

Ultimate Defense Illuminating Creamultimate_hydra_ultimate_defense_illuminating_cream 1

Has the fragrance of fine wine. I get a feeling of intense moisture with use.


        Combining grape callus with seaweed extract, this antioxidant cream transports moisture directly to the deepest layers of the skin to instantly rejuvenate the damaged cells to form a protective barrier and lock moisture in. With strong antioxidant properties, the moisturizing cream also activates the skin’s natural regeneration of collagen, reduces fine lines and dark spots – Skin feels suppler with a radiant glow.

ultimate_hydra_advanced_luminous_gel2Advanced Luminous Gel

Protecting you skin from the harsh impurities present in our everyday environment is easy with this creamy gel. Has just the slightest scent of peaches. Almost not even there. Easy to apply and leaves skin feeling intensely hydrated.


        Organic peach and grape callus extracts with refreshing hydrating components creates a powerful activating gel that rejuvenates and instantly regenerates radiant youthful skin. Natural peach extracts give the skin more vitality and provides a natural barrier that protects the skin from environmental impurities leaving it feeling light, refreshed and glowing luminously.

Essentialift Supplement Serumultimate_hydra_essentialift_supplement_serum3

A little goes a long way. Glides on smoothly. My skin looks fresh and healthy after use. No major fragrance to this one but combination of Racinne products small amazing combined on my skin.


        Contains grape callus extract combined with gingko leaves and other natural ingredients to create strong antioxidants that nourishes your skin. This powerful serum can penetrate to the deepest core of skin cells, attacks dark spots and promotes natural regeneration of collagen; supplying the skin with endless vitality. Skin instantly feels smoother, firmer, glowing radiantly.

ultimate_hydra_optimal_fortifying_emulsion4Optimal Fortifying Emulsion

Seems almost unscented. This clear gel is very slippery so it smooths on easily. Love that it helps my skin renew it’s youthful feel.


        An impeccable hydrating formula of grape callus extract, rare deep sea plant extracts and multivitamins to product a light hydrating formula, balancing the moisture in the underlying cells to help renew skin. Endless replenishment awakens and energizes the tired cells, helping skin to regenerate and allows for a suppler more youthful and radiant complexion.

ultimate_hydra_contour_brightening_eye_care6Contour Brightening Eye Care

Just a drop for each eye will get the job done. Brightens around the eye area. Can really feel the moisture soaking into my skin.


        Contains the natural antioxidant and renewal properties of lemon grass and grape callus extract, this delicate yet perfectly balanced eye care enhances eye contour by reducing eyelid puffiness, dark circles and improving blood circulation. Gently apply a small amount around your eyes and feel it instantly repair and hydrate the sensitive skin area, allowing for a firmer radiant and visibly brighten look.

Gentle Cleansing Foamultimate_hydra_gentle_cleasing_foam7

I love the way this cleanser smells. My face feels extremely clean and refreshed after use. I could get used to this.


        Refreshing cleansing foam penetrates deep into the pores to gently liberate skin from impurities without disturbing your skin’s natural balance. Leaves skin beautifully clean, balanced, and revitalized.

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Free Books – Tyndale Rewards Program

tyndale-house-publishers-rewards-store-logoY’all are like me , ya love free stuff. I know you do, admit it. I found a way to get free Bibles and other Christian books easily and for free. It’s with the Tyndale Rewards Program. Let me show ya what I have learned about this great opportunity.
About Tyndale Rewards
The Tyndale Rewards program is designed to provide you with opportunities to get books and Bibles for zero dollars. That’s right—F. R. E. E. As a member of the Tyndale Rewards program, you’ll have access to inspiring literature, Bibles, special promotional offers, and much more.
Other member incentives include a free gift on your birthday, along with opportunities to share your personal recommendations and feedback concerning Tyndale products. The more participation you have with the program, the more points you earn—and points translate into free stuff!
The Tyndale Rewards program is a great way to get free books and Bibles that you can keep for yourself or give to friends and family. Your journey to earning free faith-based products is here!
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Moon Rabbit Foods – Gluten Free at it’s Best

sidebar_moonrabbit I know many people that have an intolerance to gluten. Gluten is all around us and having a diet that is totally gluten-free can be hard. Finding foods that fit into this lifestyle that actually taste great and are not overly heavy can be difficult to say the least. Moon Rabbit Foods has a great line of products that solve this dilemma. I was sent several packages of Moon Rabbit Foods Certified Gluten-Free Pastry and Baking Mixes for review. Wow am I impressed. Let’s check em out.

Moon Rabbit Pancake & Waffle Mixglutenfreepancakewafflemix

Pancakes are a great way to start the day. Moon Rabbit Foods Pancake and Waffle Mix makes mornings brighter. All Natural, Wheat Free, Soy Free and Non Dairy this mix fits alot of restrictive diets without restricting flavor and quality.

The beauty of Premium Cassava Flour shows through in these pancakes and waffles.  With a slightly nutty flavor and light texture they are meant to be enjoyed with sweet cream butter and pure Maple Syrup.  Try the waffles for brunch with sautéed bananas, toasted macadamia nuts and mascarpone cheese.  Seriously, who needs gluten?- bag yield 24 pancakes (8 per recipe)

glutenfreeoatmealcookiemixOld Fashioned Oatmeal Cookie Mix

Hubby’s favorite. He loves a good oatmeal cookie and these fit the bill. I love the additions that Moon Rabbit Foods recommends. Give em a try y’all.

Our favorite way to enjoy these cookies is to add pecans, dried  cranberries and sunflower seeds.  But we know that whatever your choice of flavors they will soon become your favorite cookie.  Made with Certified Gluten Free Oats.

Moon Rabbit Muffin Mix glutenfreemuffinmix

Who doesn’t love a good muffin? I can easily see muffins being one of the foods I would miss if I couldn’t eat gluten anymore. Moon Rabbit has done it again. This delicious muffin base gives you the perfect way to get creative for breakfast. Moist and yummy.

A great way to start your day.  Don’t be shy- add fresh fruits, nuts, spices, chocolate, seeds and top them with streusel.  Light, tender and moist just as they should be.  No time for another, you’ll be late for work!!- bag yields 16 muffins

glutenfreebrowniemixMoon Rabbit Brownie Mix

Seriously some of the best brownies I have ever had, with or without gluten. We turned these into mini cupcakes since we were having friends over. Everyone loved em. Enough chocolate and not overly sweet. Moist and delicious. Not heavy at all. Our friends were surprised to find out they are gluten free.

We use the same rich 24% Cocoa in our Brownie that makes our Chocolate Cake so wonderful.  Make them fudgy or cake like, it’s your choice.  Add nuts , chocolate chips or Gluten Free butterscotch chips to make that smile even bigger.   Yummy deliciousness at its best. – yield one 9″ x 13″ pan

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Quick-Fix Southern Homemade Hospitality in 30 Minutes or Less

9781449401108_frontcoverQuick-Fix Southern

Being a Southern girl I was raised that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. It is important to know how to recreate those delicious comfort food meals that Momma used to make. It also doesn’t hurt to learn how to make em better. In this age of folks running around trying to get so many things done you don’t always find time to make those down home foods ya love. That is until now. “Quick Fix Southern – Homemade Hospitality in 30 Minutes or Less” is a must try for anyone that still wants the awesome flavor of Southern cooking in this fast paced society. This book has it all. Everything from Drop Biscuits to Slow Cooker Boiled Peanuts. There are many mentions of Vidalia Onions, Barbeque and Catfish. Lots of new twists on old favorites to tantalize the tastebuds. These are the recipes that make ya want to go visit Momma and show her what you learned.

Check out This Description from the Publisher:

In Quick-Fix Southern, Rebecca Lang, cookbook author and contributing editor for Southern Living magazine, promises homemade hospitality–Southern style–in 30 minutes or less. Lang dishes up 115 recipes grouped in 10 themes ranging from Rise and Shine breakfasts to Sipping on the Screened Porch beverages, Girls’ Night In party pleasers, and Southern Sweets desserts. In addition to photography, the book features cooking and preparation time for the effortless recipes.

The ultimate goal of Quick-Fix Southern is to present novice and experienced cooks with authentic homemade dishes reflective of New South cuisine that are delicious, fast, and easy to prepare. From Three Cheese Grits, Peach Yogurt Parfait, and Spiked Lemonade and Lime Mint Juleps to Fried Green Tomatoes and Roasted Tomatoes and Parmesan Grits, Benne Seed Sugar Cookies, and Lazy Girl Berry Cobbler, the delectable flavor combinations offered up inside Quick-Fix Southern transition to any setting. So, whether you’re cooking up a side for a church potluck or preparing a main course for Sunday dinner or a Sunday spent at a sporting tailgate, Quick-Fix Southern promises to be your go-to guide for every occasion.

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Ballet Beautiful Body Blast

6274mBallet Beautiful Body Blast

 Beautiful soft music plays as you follow along with instructor Mary Helen Bowers. A professional ballerina for many years Mary opened her own studio and developed the Ballet Beautiful workout method. With Ballet Beautiful’s Body Blast you get four 15 minute workouts that in time can transform you body into the tight toned masterpiece it was born to be. Eating right is really important if you want to stay looking and feeling your best. Knowing the proper exercises and how to do them correctly to get the results you want is a whole other matter. The workout itself makes me think of graceful Pilates. Nothing to hard but the moves really target all the right areas. I love that you don’t need any special equipment to do this video.  Mary has trained many well known performers such as Liv Tyler, Natalie Portman and  Zooey Deschanel. It actually took about a year of training to transform Natalie Portman into the look she needed for “Black Swan” Yes she used Mary Helen Bowers and Ballet Beautiful. So ya know it works.
Backcover description

Get long, lean lines with zero bulk! Get a fit, firm and graceful body with this ballet-inspired workout from Mary Helen Bowers, trainer to the stars! Sculpt a lean, long dancer’s body with four 15-minute targeted workouts! Mix and match these workouts to tone your arms, abs and butt! Perfect for anyone pressed for time and looking for a quick and challenging workout with great results! Strengthen and stretch muscles simultaneously to elongate and tone the entire body! Includes Ballet Beautiful Swan Arms, a 15-minute Ballet Beautiful Body Blast and Butt Series Parts 1 & 2.SWAN ARMS:  A graceful workout that tones and sculpts lean, feminine arms while building upper-body strength and posture.

15-MINUTE BODY BLAST: A full-body workout that lengthens and tones muscles in the legs, butt, abs and upper body.

BUTT SERIES, PART 1: A targeted workout that tighten and tones the back of the legs and butt.

BUTT SERIES, PART 2: A focused workout for the outside of the hip, thigh and butt, and for tightening, toning, and lengthening the line of the leg.

Ballet Beautiful Body Blast


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