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Kleenex Germ Removal Wet Wipes Prize Pack Giveaway {OMG: It's a Giveaway Hop}

Happy Valentine's Day! It's all the more important to keep our loved ones safe and healthy during this flu season. One of the most effective preventative measures is to wash our hands often. But when it is not possible to wash off those nasty germs, Kleenex Germ Removal Wet Wipes would come in handy. It's a great idea to keep a pack in your purse or in your car so that you can reach for the wipes when your hands need to be cleaned while on the go.
Kleenex Germ Removal Wet Wipes have been clinically proven to wipe away 99% of germs from skin without the use of harsh chemicals. Strong for hands yet soft for face and body, these disposable wipes are 39% thicker than the leading national brand of hands and face wipes. Made with purified water, they are also alcohol-free, paraben-free, and dye-free. Hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested, they are safe to use around gentle eye areas. The moist wipes come in resealable flip-top packs for easy storage, and are highly portable, versatile and convenient for multi-purpose use.

$10 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal Cash Giveaway {Romance is in the Air Giveaway Hop}

February is the month of love. Let's celebrate friendship, family and romance on this Galentine's Day and Valentine's Day! Please join the annual Romance is in the Air Hop for some fun and easy-to-enter giveaways!

My Giveaway
I'd like to give away a $10 Amazon gift card to a lucky reader of mine! The winner can also choose to receive $10 Cash paid via PayPal instead. Please fill out the entry form below. Good luck and Happy Galentine's Day and Valentine's Day!

Here in the Real World Blog Tour: Review & Prize Pack Giveaway

While words like 'outgoing', 'eloquent' or 'charismatic' are often used to describe desirable personalities, there are still many of us who would rather enjoy the peaceful moments of being alone. Award-winning author Sara Pennypacker invites us to enter the unusual yet fascinating world of an introvert in her new middle-grade fiction Here in the Real World. Follow the blog tour for book reviews, excerpts, and a chance to win a nice prize pack from the best-selling author!

My Review:

Here in the Real World is an engaging and enlightening read for me. It follows the story of an 11-year-old boy Ware, who is considered a misfit and an introvert because he doesn't really entertain social activities as deemed necessary and meaningful by his parents. What sets this book apart from most middle grade novels I have read is that the story is told more through imagination and reflection than through action.

It is a unique experience for me to get inside the mind of a young boy who is not always willing to share his own thoughts and who definitely has no interest in prying into the world of others. His unexpected encounter with the mysterious girl Jolene leads to an unlikely friendship, which has magically overcome the clashes between the seemingly contrasting worlds of an idealist (Ware) and a realist (Jolene). Both characters are well-developed and highly relatable.

While the book is geared toward middle grade readers, who may identify strongly with the characters from the story, it offers valuable insights into the parenting of tweens and teens as well. It urges parents to give kids more space and respect and to stop trying to mold them into someone they are not meant to be. Children all yearn for approval and appreciation from their parents. Let's learn to embrace their differences and give them the love and support they need on their journey to growth and self-discovery. Yes, I'd recommend this great book to both young readers and their parents.

About the Book

From the author of the highly acclaimed, New York Times bestselling novel Pax comes a gorgeous and moving middle grade novel that is an ode to introverts, dreamers, and misfits everywhere.

Ware can’t wait to spend summer “off in his own world”—dreaming of knights in the Middle Ages and generally being left alone. But then his parents sign him up for dreaded Rec camp, where he must endure Meaningful Social Interaction and whatever activities so-called “normal” kids do.

On his first day Ware meets Jolene, a tough, secretive girl planting a garden in the rubble of an abandoned church next to the camp. Soon he starts skipping Rec, creating a castle-like space of his own in the church lot.

Jolene scoffs, calling him a dreamer—he doesn’t live in the “real world” like she does. As different as Ware and Jolene are, though, they have one thing in common: for them, the lot is a refuge.

But when their sanctuary is threatened, Ware looks to the knights’ Code of Chivalry: Thou shalt do battle against unfairness wherever faced with it. Thou shalt be always the champion of the Right and Good—and vows to save the lot.

But what does a hero look like in real life? And what can two misfit kids do?

Ages 8-12 | Publisher: Balzer + Bray | February 4, 2020 | ISBN-13: 978-0062698957

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MyChelle Skin Care Prize Pack Giveaway {Welcome Winter Giveaway Hop}

Our skin needs extra care during cold weather. MyChelle Dermaceuticals offers a great line of naturally sourced, bioactive skin care products that incorporate anti-aging peptides, plant stem cells, and clinically proven dermatological ingredients. I'd like to suggest two MyChelle products to add to your winter skin care routine: Refining Sugar Cleanser and Deep Repair Cream.

Formulated with natural dissolving cane sugar, MyChelle Refining Sugar Cleanser gently exfoliates surface impurities as it transforms into a creamy, foaming lather. It not only effectively cleanses skin and removes makeup, but also exfoliates dead skin cells, leaving skin radiant and refined. This natural sugar and intoxicating Vanilla-infused cleanser is boosted with anti-aging Matrixyl® Synthe’6™ Peptide, bioactive Plant Extracts, and Hyaluronic Acid to help keep skin hydrated. It's gentle on skin and leaves it smooth, soft and hydrated.

A luxurious moisturizer enriched with Organic Rosehip Oil and Black Current Oil, MyChelle Deep Repair Cream provides ultimate nourishment and hydration for your skin, helping prevent the visible signs of aging. With a powerful blend of antioxidants, including Kombuchka Tea, rich in polyphenols and Vitamin B, it helps revive and rejuvenate skin’s appearance. This ultra moisturizing cream also helps protect skin from free radical damage and environmental stressors while promoting repair and healing.

All MyChelle products are vegan, Cruelty-Free, and made without GMO, gluten, parabens, petroleum, phthalates, silicones, sulfates, urea's, artificial fragrances or artificial colors.
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