Sunday, January 25, 2015

Kid Book Review - Bash and Lucy Fetch Jealousy

Bash and Lucy Kid Picture Book
Bash and Lucy Kid Picture Book

A cute entertaining kid story!

I read Bash and Lucy Fetch Jealousy to my daughter who loves dogs. She really enjoyed Lucy's (Bash's dog) playfulness and desire to bring smile to the kids faces. In the story, Lucy goes off to entertain another soccer team with her licks, love and playfulness. Bash (the main character and Lucy's owner) gets jealous. 

My daughter could relate because she sometimes gets that kid jealousy pet feeling when our dog Baxter (another kid picture book dog) pays more attention to her siblings than to her. Jealousy is a good emotion for kids to understand, especially because it can cause problems in situations where many times a problem really doesn't exist. Lucy's best friend will always be Bash, which is something Bash had to learn. Bash also  realized it was okay to share Lucy's special qualities.

This is a wonderfully illustrated story that touches on more than just jealousy. It also talks about service dogs and how different they are from your every day dog, making Lucy just as valuable. Animals bring life and love. This book shares the special friendship Bash and Lucy have.

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Terry Treetop Saves the Dolphin Children's Picture Book Review

Author: Tali Carmi
Illustrator: Mindy Liang
Pages: 28 pages
Book #4 in series
Publisher: ebook-Pro

This entertaining and educational children's picture book starts out with Terry Treetop, a curious adventurous boy, on vacation with his family visiting a marine nature reserve. Wanting to get a better view of the water, he climbs a tree and to his surprise see's the cutest baby dolphin learning how to do amazing tricks. 

Terry quickly heads over to a deck to meet the baby dolphin which he named Dido. As Dido heads to Terry, he gets caught in a fishing net, unable to escape. It's up to Terry Treetop to save the little dolphin!

Terry Treetop Saves the Dolphin teaches children to be helpful and to care about their environment. It also encourages them to not give up, just like Terry Treetop didn't in freeing the dolphin from the fishing net.  The illustrations are colorful and simple, helping kids to better understand the story.

Overall, this children's picture book will is not only educational, but it is a fun read! 

How to Buy!

Available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle eBook format!

Friday, January 16, 2015

ZORAA Voltii World's Smallest Smartphone 3000 mah Charger Review

I received the ZORAA Voltii World's Smallest Smartphone Charger for my honest opinion as a Tomoson product reviewer. 

So far the ZORAA smartphone charger has worked like a charm, quickly charging my phone. It's slick looking,  making it appealing to show friends. It has a boxier shape compared to the other portable compact chargers I own, which I absolutely am a huge fan of. This is the only smartphone portable charger I own that doesn't roll off my table when you set it down. 

The ZORAA charger is heavier though. Being the World's smallest smartphone charger, I would have expected it to be lighter than my other portable chargers. Length wise it's slightly shorter and width-wise it was a little wider (as you can see from the below photo).

Pros: 100% Lifetime Money-Back Guarantee. You really can't be that. It's sleek looking. It's boxier shape keeps it from rolling off a table. It comes with an outlet charger and car charger. The bag it came with is a black velvet and allows you to tote around the charger and accessories. It comes in three different colors - red, blue and black. 

Smallest Portable Smartphone Charger
Cons: Heavier than expected. Not as small as I would have thought it was going to be. I actually was hoping for it to be half the size of my present portable chargers for easier travel and storage. The black velvet bag it comes with is a little larger than needed.

Overall, with a 100% Lifetime Money Back Guarantee, you can't beat trying this charger out!

For more information and ability to purchase the World's smallest smartphone charger head to Amazon. You'll also find additional reviews.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

How to Paint Wine Glasses - Adding Glitter and Gems (Part Three)

Hooray! Your diy hand painted wine glass is almost finished! Now it's time to add some glitter and sparkle to your diy beautiful glass piece.

Custom hand painted wine glasses

Supplies you will need: 
  • Dried or baked hand painted wine glass. 
    • DO NOT bake your glass piece after you have adhered glitter or gems. They will burn and melt.
  • Glitter colors of your choice.
    • The glitter I prefer is Creatology Glitter Shakers.
    • I tried really fine glitter and it doesn't adhere very well.
  • Gem shape and size of your choice.
    • Gems for arts and crafts
    • I purchase most of my gems at Michaels Arts & Crafts right after a holiday.
    • Most gems I find on sale are located in the scrapbooking or holiday display craft aisle.
  • Gem glass adhesive.
    • Aleene's Glass and Bead Adhesive is what I use.
  • Glitter glue for glass.
    • Delta Air Dry PermEnamel Clear Gloss Glaze OR
    • Mod Podge - I found this doesn't work as well. But some people like it.
  • Paint brush for glitter.
  • Paper towel to remove glitter mistakes.
  • Medium-sized container used to catch excess glitter.
  • Rubber gloves.
  • Tweezers to pick up and adhere small gems and beads.
Make sure you are in an air-vented room. 
  • The gem glue smell is extremely strong and could knock out a gorilla.
  • If you are pregnant, I would suggest doing this outside or not doing at all. 
READ all glue labels before you begin to know dry times and warnings. 

Adhere glitter first because the glitter glue will dry faster than the gem glue. This way you can do both steps within an hour of each other.

Steps to adhere glitter to wine glass:
  1. Dip tip of paint brush in the Clear Gloss Glaze.
    Clear Gloss Glass Glaze
  2. Paint a layer of the clear gloss glaze in the area you would like glitter. 
  3. Open the glitter container.
  4. Hold the wine glass in your hand over the medium-sized container.
  5. Pick up the glitter and sprinkle the glitter over the area of glue. I completely cover it.
    Glitter on Hand Painted Glass
  6. Carefully blow off the excess glitter into the container. 
  7. Make touch-ups.
    Adding Glitter on Hand Painted Wine Glass
  8. Carefully dump the excess glitter in the container back into the glitter shaker.
  9. Wait at least 30 minutes before adding glitter to another area. This way you won't mix colors.

Steps to adhere gems to wine glass:
  1. Add a small amount of the platinum bond glue to the wine glass. You don't need much. 
    Gems on Hand Painted Wine Glass
  2. Place gem on top of bond adhesive and press down.
    Adding Gems to Hand Painted Wine Glass
  3. Continue adhering all gems.
    Painting Wine Glass Stem
  4. You should not wash your wine glass for 10 days after adhering gems to ensure the platinum bond gem adhesive has completely dried.