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REVIEW: BOOKCASE.CLUB

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Disclaimer: I received product in exchange for an honest review. Picture of Captive is property of Goodreads. Picture of Untamed is property of Amazon.

     As always, I eagerly await my monthly box from BookCase.Club. An avid reader, I adore opening that royal blue box each month, but enough about the box; let's talk books.

   The first novel in the Nightshade series, Captive delivers a forbidden romance between sworn enemies drawn together by fate. Although the main idea behind the novel is a bit cliche, I couldn't tear my eyes away from the page. Twenty-Five-year-old protagonist, Tristan enjoys a life of incredible power and privilege. Defiant to all by his overlord, Tristan is confident and cocky. All changes for Tristan when a beautiful young woman is imprisoned in Tristan's castle. Captor and Captive begin a relationship prophesized to end Tristan's mythical race. This dark novel is filled with excellent plot and diction!

Untamed chronicles the changes that biolo…

REVIEW: HANDMADE CATHOLIC SHOP

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Disclaimer: I received product for free in exchange for an honest review. Picture is property of Handmade Catholic Shop.

     Handmade Catholic Shop sells religious products on their website and talks about a variety of topics on their blog. Donating 10% of profits to the Catholic church and providing care packages for American troops, Handmade Catholic shop sells scapulars, rosaries, chapel veils, stationary, and more. For more information, you can email Handmade Catholic Shop by clicking here.

     I received this white chapel lace veil from Handmade Catholic Shop. Previously, I reviewed a triangular veil, and in that review I mentioned that I liked semi-circular veils more. Well, I finally got the opportunity to review one. Of course, the semi-circle design instantly captivated me, and I loved the fact that this product is handmade in the US. The soft rose lace design draped beautifully on me; I truly felt like a princess. The scalloped trim was feminine without being too girly. T…

REVIEW: HANDMADE CATHOLIC SHOP

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Disclaimer: I received product in exchange for an honest review. Picture is property of Handmade Catholic Shop.

     Handmade Catholic Shop (on etsy) products can be found on Handmade Catholic Shop'swebsite while more information can be found on their blog. Handmade Catholic Shop sells a variety of products, including scapulars, rosaries, chapel veils, and stationary, and donates 10% of their profits to Catholic Churches. Handmade Catholic Shop also makes an effort to donate to American troops overseas.  To contact Handmade Catholic shop, click here to email them.

     I received this 100% brown wool scapular from Handmade Catholic Shop. I love knowing that it is handmade and not mass produced. The white braids are durable and contain absolutely beautiful stitching. This is a lovely sacramental. Reminder that this product can be a choking hazard for young children.

     Like many children, I received my first scapular medal at my First Communion; however, I have never owned a tru…

REVIEW: HANDMADE CATHOLIC SHOP

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Disclaimer: I received product in exchange for an honest review. Picture is property of Handmade Catholic Shop.

     Special thanks to author Therese J. Roberts for giving me a signed copy of her book!

     In Old Manor Mystery, readers quickly learn that two murders have already occurred at the Old Anderson Manor before protagonist, Elizabeth Henley, begins her work. At the very beginning of this novel, I was captivated. It has been quite some time since I was given the chance to read a murder mystery. This book heavily reminds me of some of the classic Nancy Drew tales in the sense that the mystery actually draws the reader in. Soon, readers find that a third death is feared while a desperate search begins to find the treasure hidden within the estate. Family secrets begin to complicate the matter as well as add in more and more suspects with each turn of the page. I was drawn to the suspects. I found myself captivated trying to figure out who committed the crime. Will Elizabeth fi…

REVIEW: DIRECT FROM LOURDES

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Disclaimer: I received product in exchange for an honest review. Pictures are property of Direct from Lourdes.

     The first item I received was an 18k gold  Miraculous Medal necklace. The gold was stunning and shone brightly.  Every French medal has  the Blessed Virgin Mary on the front and the inscription around the margin of the medal Ô Marie, conçue sans péché, priez pour nous qui avons recours à vous ("O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee")The back of the medal has the traditional M surmounted by the Cross and the Immaculate Sacred Hearts. Of course, I think the Medal is absolutely stunning. The Medal I received has a beautiful curved surrounding edge that curves out then in. The design features a clean cut and sharp look making the Medal looking stunning. The medal itself measures 25mm. I found this to be the perfect size for me, It was not too big nor too small.

    The second product I received was the apparition mantilla. I received…

REVIEW: GLOP

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Disclaimer: I received product in exchange for an honest review. Picture is property of Harper Collins Publishers LLC

     "What's glop?" Well, it's a hilarious goop parody that we all need to read. Mocking the ever-pretentious Goop website, Glop serves as a guide for the most absurd in health, relationships, and travel. These expensive and ridiculous ideas designed to make the readers feel as pretentious as possible had me laughing the whole read through. I picked up the book around 5pm last night and could not stop reading it until I had finished the whole thing! The author, Gabrielle Moss, is a genius when it comes to satire. My words could not do her skills justice. You'll really have to read for yourself to find out just how funny the beauty industry actually is.

    In this absolutely hilarious parody, Moss mocks the vain, elite, and down-right silly lifestyle of the website everyone loves to hate. From recipes that open your third eye to where to find fre…

REVIEW: LAUREL SHEBERT

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Disclaimer:  Product received in exchange for honest review. Picture is property of Laurel Sherbert.

     Laurel Sherbert offers fashionable, adorable, reversible skirts.

     I received the Emilia Top in White. This shirt is an absolute definite to wear this Christmas. Its stark white hue looks great amongst the Christmas lights and various holiday decor. Overall, I found the top to be trendy and lightweight. Featuring a simple design, the capped sleeves gave this shirt modest coverage. I did, however, find the shirt to be too big despite the fact that I followed the size chart exactly. Because of this, there is no need to layer, but I would definitely recommend going a size down to avoid wearing a baggy, oversized shift rather than a smart looking top. Although the size was disappointing, I found that overall, the lace overlay gave the shirt an aura of femininity that can be extremely hard to find. This shirt is so stylish that I could not help but pair it with one of Laurel Sherbe…

MAKE THEIR FIRST COMMUNION MEMORABLE WITH AISLE STYLE

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Disclaimer: I was given payment in exchange for this article. Pictures are property of Aisle Style.



First Communion is a very special time in every Catholic girl's life. I can certainly remember mine like it was yesterday. Although the Sacrament itself is important, to a girl, the dress means a whole lot too. Aisle Style offers amazing First Communion Dresses that every young girl with love wearing. Your little girl will be a beacon of grace, beauty, and elegance in her white Communion Dress(click here) from Aisle Style. Varying styles, from A-Line to Ballgown, each dress has its own unique personality, allowing your daughter to stand out. With an aura of style and beauty, every girls communion dress on the site is made of a refined material, an elegant design, and a graceful white color. Each dress will emit charm as it flounces down the aisle on her big day. Overflowing with class and elegance, each dress is high-quality and custom made, surprisingly, coming in at a very low pri…