Friday, October 31, 2014

Read this before you go anywhere on Halloween this year

                     Halloween Safety Tips for 2014
When Halloween happens to fall on a Friday means that 
there is much more traffic out there both on foot and on the roads.  Also there will be more chances of alcohol related accidents than if Halloween was to fall on a week day.  When it's on a Friday there will be more parties, more people and more people drinking and driving.  There will be kids everywhere tonight out walking all around and coming across streets seemingly from out of nowhere.  They will all be out late tonight because it's a Friday and it's Halloween.
 Drive slow and be prepared.  Watch out for sudden stops too.   I'm just sharing the facts.  So keep your eyes and ears on and be sure and pay attention to the "other guy" wherever you are because you may be doing everything smart tonight but that "other guy" may be distracted by trick or treaters, or looking for a party place or could possibly be drunk.  Also when Halloween falls on a weekend there could be more people out and about all weekend not just tonight.  
Motor vehicle fatalities increase 37 percent on average when October 31 is on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday compared to other days of the week, according to the past decade of data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Sperling’s BestPlaces analyzed more than four million records in the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) from 1990 – 2010 for children 0-18 years of age on October 31. That detailed analysis revealed the following:
Halloween Was Deadliest Day of the Year for Child Pedestrian Accidents
One hundred and fifteen child pedestrian fatalities occurred on Halloween over the 21 years of our analysis. That is an average of 5.5 fatalities each year on October 31, which is more than double the average number of 2.6 fatalities for other days.
Did you know that...
  • Young drivers ages 15-25 accounted for nearly one-third of all fatal accidents involving child pedestrians on Halloween.
  • Over 70% of the accidents occurred away from an intersection or crosswalk.
  • About 4,400 people in the United States visited emergency rooms in 2013 for Halloween-related injuries, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. 
  • Most of the fatalities occurred with children ages 12-15  (32% of all child fatalities) Which is also the ages that are most often roaming the streets without parents and with distractions like friends and cellphones.
Another danger is "distracted walking" I think we have all seen this happen frequently.  Someone is walking and looking at their cell phone at the same time.  Teens do this fairly often but I'm certain that all ages are guilty of this at times as well. especially when we are taking more pictures than usual which tonight would be the biggest threat to a "distracted walker."
Have a Safe and Happy Halloween from Read More Books!
If you can think of any other tips to stay safe this Halloween then leave a comment and you can help keep us safe this year.  

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

True Tails From The Dog Park

What it's about:
The 1st thing I thought of as I was reading this book was that it would be a hit with the local dog park crowd.  Trust me there really are dog park "groupies" and I know because I was one of them. Most dog owners love dog parks.  I know that I totally enjoyed  taking my own dog to play whenever I could and when my granddaughter become a dog owner at age 12,   she lived right across the street from the dog park and so she took her Malamute there every day.   I think most cities and towns have a local dog park these days and my city is no exception.  This delightfully humorous  book is a combines true stories about dogs and their people and what happens when they meet up regularly at the dog park along with some common sense observations and tips.

The book is written in the voices of Max who happens to be a Puggle and his friend Luther an Olde English Bulldog.  They have very different perspectives on things and as you read along you'll begin to appreciate their differences.   This book would make a wonderful gift for her or any dog lover in your life.  It gives the reader perspective of what dogs and people are like when they get together to play. But most of all the book is fun to read too.
You can purchase this book on Amazon
Learn more here about Max and Luther and Kari and Carey

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Bonapiel Anti Aging Moisturizer with Matrixyl 3000 + Vitamin C + Hyaluronic Acid & Vitamin E

Let me tell you about this product.
This product is very light and goes on smooth and absorbs quickly. It has a peppermint smell to it that I personally don't care much for but it's not too bad.  My daughter in law said she liked the smell of this product.  So it's just a matter of preference. The smell was not a hindrance at all.
 It does absorb rather quickly which is a plus if you are in a hurry to get ready and want to get makeup etc on right away.  I noticed that it doesn't take very much to overdo it meaning it is easy to use a little bit more than necessary and whenever I have it seems to dry my skin out instantly .  My forehead will seem to pucker up a little.   It almost looks like there is a dry coating of leftover soap on my face if I use too much.  But because it is very thin it is easy to use too much. Apply a little bit to one or two fingertips and no more than that.  What I do like about this product is that it does appear to plump up my wrinkles.  I've been using it nearly every day as you can see from my bottle.  I like this product more as time goes by and I have had a chance to try other similar products but I just keep coming right back to this product.
Just remember to use sparingly on the problem areas for best results.  The bottle lasts longer that way too.


I received this product in exchange for an honest review. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Surpahs Shiny Small Lightweight Digital Bathroom Scale with BMI

I was thrilled when Surpahs told me that I was selected to try their product.   This scale is available  in 2 colors, white and pink and naturally I chose pink.  I live alone and so nobody can object.

First of all the scale is beautiful to look at.
 The color is fabulous and looks even better in real life.  It takes 4 AAA batteries which were included. They were very simple to install.  It was set up in a jiffy and put to work soon after.
Right away I knew that I loved the size of this scale.  It really is small 11" x 9.6" and very thin 0.88"  which means that it's very sleek and doesn't take up as much room as my old bulky scale.  That is a big plus to me. My bathroom is small and my old scale always seemed to be in the way.
Another thing that I love about this scale is that it has a smooth and shiny surface that wipes clean very nicely. Unlike my old scale that has the textured top which never stayed clean for long. The grooves in the top actually seemed to attract dirt and made it harder to wipe clean. So that's another big plus for my new Surpahs bath scale.
I love everything about this scale.  This would make a terrific gift too.  It is available on Amazon and you can check it out right here
My favorite things about this product are:
Simplicity of use      

Auto identify up to 4 pre-set users, provides accurate body weight measurement and Body Mass Index (BMI) on 2.3" (59mm) diameter big round shiny LCD screen, with very nice blue backlight, easy reading in the dark.
11" x 9.6" x 0.9" small, sleek, lovely design with 0.2" (6mm) thickness more pure & higher tempered glass weighing platform.
Smart gravity point detect and auto-calibrate. The G-Sensor patent-pending technology embded in 4 TPU skidproof stands support more stable and accurate measurement from 11 lb to 330 lb.
New "Sense-ON" patent-pending technology gets instant readings when you step on the scale.

About Surpahs:

Surpahs™ makes great kitchen scales, bathroom scales and kitchenware products. We are a private held company operated by the great Internet sense team players.

Surpahs, synonyms of Surpass, meaning to be beyond the limit, powers, excellence, be superior to in achievement, so is our commitment.

Surpahs was conceived to deliver high quality home products at an innovative price point, we work directly with the same manufacturers for many traditional brands in premium department stores, cut out the middle export/import disctributing steps, and connect customers with these premium factories.

Surpahs allows consumers to have the same high-end quality home and kitchen products at a fraction of the cost.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Body Merry Hyaluronic Dew Serum and Pro-A Serum Review

Here is something light and refreshing that perks my skin up and is now part of my daily regimen.  My problem areas are under my eyes and over the bridge of my nose in between my eyes. That frown wrinkle, yes that's right I have a deep frown wrinkle.  I try not to use it much but it gets a good work out on stressful days and probably more so as I'm  getting older.  Here is something I can do to help my face and it makes me feel good too.  I use the Dew in the morning and the Pro A serum at night.  All that is required is a clean face. I use moisturizer afterwards but it's great all by itself also.

Body Merry’s power packed duo of Hyaluronic Dew Serum and Pro-A Serum is perfect for those looking for an effective natural and organic formula to fight the signs of aging.

Hyaluronic Dew Serum:

Morning dew is nature’s reminder that we all need moisture to kick start our day. This premium hydrating serum contains plant derived Hyaluronic Acid that provides the perfect amount of ‘dew’ to last throughout the day. Antioxidants such as Vitamin C and Green Tea add that extra punch, leaving your skin smooth and nourished.

Pro-A Serum:

Much has been said about the power of Retinol in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and its not without reason. This professional grade 2.5% retinol serum lets you truly sink in all the goodness of Vitamin A. Plant derived Hyaluronic Acid adds the much needed hydration and Green Tea works its charm as a powerful antioxidant.
You can find out more at  Body Merry 
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Adovia Anti Wrinkle Facial Moisturizer Cream Review

Adovia has a wonderful product line and this is no exception.
 Everything your face needs to look and  feel amazing.  Vitamin C, Dead Sea Salt & Minerals, Lactic Acid and Collagen will provide the maximum anti wrinkle effect over time. This product works very well as a moisturizer.  Perfect for using before applying makeup and as part of your evening skin care. Apply to a clean face and neck .  This product smells divine.  All the Adovia products have a luxurious scent and smell clean and refreshingly light.  I always feel like I am in a spa when I take the lid off an Adovia product

I'm very delighted to be able to try this wonderful product. I've been a fan of Adovia as you can tell.  This is another 5 star product.

This is available through Amazon and is on sale

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Get rid of belly fat forever with Nutra Rise Pure Forskolin Extract Review and Giveaway

Since I started taking this product 5 days ago my energy level has improved. Along with that is the fact that I have been able to get to sleep at bedtime with out any problem at all. That's good for me because I'm usually dragging during the day but when evening comes I have a hard time settling down and getting to sleep right away.  So this has gotten me pretty interested in learning more about forskolin.

What is forskolin and how does it work?
Forskolin is a root extract from a herbal plant in the Mint and Lavender family.  Researchers found that
forskolin can help promote the breakdown of stored fats in animal and human fat cells and aid losing weight. It may also release fatty acids from adipose tissue, which results in increased thermogenesis, resulting in loss of body fat and, theoretically, increased lean body mass.


  • Helps burn belly fat
  • Promotes healthy weight loss
  • Reduces high blood pressure
  • Helps with insomnia
  • Reduces blood clots
  • Reduces bladder infections

 Here's some more interesting  information regarding this herb. A member of the mint family, Coleus forskohlii grows wild on the mountain slopes of Nepal, India, and Thailand. In traditional Asian systems of medicine, it was used for a variety of purposes, including treating skin rashes, asthma, bronchitis, insomnia, epilepsy, and angina.
So this has been used for a very long time and has many uses as you can see.
I've also read lots of reviews on this product and many have lost weight and had energy to boot!  I have lost about 3lbs. since taking this. Forskolin was called "Lightning in a bottle" and a Belly Blasting Supplement that ignites the body's metabolism and melts belly fat recently on TV.

Pure Forskolin is standardized to 20% and is 250mg per serving

Pure Forskolin is Manufactured in a GMP Certified Organic Facility and is Third Party tested for Purity and Potency

Pure Forskolin works Great in Combination with Nutra Rise Pure Garcinia Cambogia

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Fun Glowing Devil Horns Review

These are cute and they do light up. Another thing that I like about them is that they fit nicely on my head and don't slide around much.   I have a small head and so these should be fine for a child. They are a little heavy though and I am not sure how long they could be kept on by a very small child.   I probably wouldn't mind having them on for a short period of time such as a party etc.

 In the picture shown they do light up quite a bit.   Not so much with mine which surprised me as the picture appears very lit up.  The Devil Horns that I got are not bright at all.   The lights flicker but don't seem bright even in complete darkness of my closet they are not even close to as bright as pictured.   I feel like they are possibly defective because the on/off switch on top is backwards although I don't see how that would affect how well the light up.   I personally would not pay the $9.00 plus shipping to buy these.   They are cute to look at and they light up but not as much as I would have liked and expected them to.  They do fit well also.  I may have been expecting something a little different.  For these reasons I rate them as 3 stars.
You can check them out yourself right here
Devil Horns - LED Light up Devil Horns - Great for Halloween

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