Tinkering Labs Motor Catalyst Kit - Fun for Kids

Thursday, July 18, 2019

We love our Tinkering Labs Motor Catalyst Kit. The kit has components that kids can use to make their own inventions and multiple projects. The kit can be reused again and again. They are easy to clean-up and come with a convenient storage bags. The kit is also very kid-friendly and I was highly impressed with the thoroughness of making everything easy-to-use and the quality of the parts.

We made a car this week with the kit and loved doing it. My kids learn about motors, wheels and how different components can work together to make something new. My kids loved watching it go over and over again. They did fight a little bit about how who got to turn it on and the baby liked to crawl quickly after the car to try and scoop it up, but it was still fun. We've made a car two years ago, not using the Motor Catalyst Kit, but with different components that I bought off of Amazon and it wasn't kid friendly, broke easily, and to make the car we had to use hot glue so the parts were not reuseable. This kit makes STEM projects very easy! I like how easy it is to work with and you can tell a lot of thought went into making the Motor Catalyst Kit.

This kit is very STEM worthy and I think it's a must for classrooms, home use, preschool and homeschooling. I love the quality of the kit. It's something we will be reusing several times in our home. The kit does say for 8+, but with an adult's help it can be fun for preschoolers and kindergartners. To learn more about Tinkering Labs Electric Motor Catalyst Kits, click here.

Tinkering Labs graciously sponsored a Motor Catalyst Kit as a prize for the Summer Reading Trek for Kids. The Summer Reading Trek for Kids runs for the month of July and kids can earn entries into a giveaway for multiple prizes. To join the Summer Reading Trek for Kids, please click here.

Please note that I received a free sample to help facilitate this review, however, my opinions remain my own. Please note that there are Amazon affiliate links in this review.

Maple Holistics Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo Review

Monday, July 15, 2019


Maple Holistics Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo helps remove buildup, boost shine, and restore volume. Apple Cider Vinegar can provide benefits for both your hair and scalp. The shampoo can soothe your scalp, remove buildup and restore shine. It also has natural ingredients like sunflower, agan and jojoba oil. The shampoo is great for all hair types!

When Maple Holistics contacted me and asked me to try their Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo, I was excited to try it and see how if it could help my scalp improve. We use apple cider vinegar for a variety of things - cleaning, cooking and healing athlete's foot. It's great with athlete's foot, and I thought it would be amazing for scalp buildup. I wasn't disappointed. I've used it for a few days now and my scalp feels healthier, my hair is a little thicker (which is surprising since it was thinning out from having a baby) and shinier (but in a healthy way, not a gross and oily way). You only need a little bit (dime size) when you're washing your hair. I would recommend following the directions and letting it sit in your hair for a few minutes before rinsing. To learn more about Maple Holistic's Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo, click here and to learn more about how to care for your hair in the summer, click here.


* Maple Holistics also gave me a sample of their lip balm, Acai Berry. I loved the quality of the product and how smooth my lips felt. They have several fun flavors of lip balms that you should check out. To learn more click here.


Please note that I received a free sample of these products to review, however, my opinion remains my own.



Cover Reveal for Blackbriar Cove and Giveaway

Monday, July 15, 2019

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Welcome to the Cover Reveal for
Blackbriar Cove
By Jennifer Silverwood

Coming in 2020...


(Borderlands Saga #2)
Contemporary Fantasy, Magical Realism
Paperback & ebook
2020 by SilverWoodSketches

In a single night of madness, Amie won the battle, and lost the two people she loved most. As she struggles to be the queen her people need, her family band together against the hidden threat at their borders.

Haunted by the ghosts of her past, Amie strikes a pact with an ancient being called The Storyteller. In order to see Emrys again, they must put aside their blood feud, and cross the veil to a place of spirits and monsters.

Blackbriar Cove is a land where superstition and chaos reign, and spirits plague dreams. A dark curse has twisted the Unseelie who once lived in the home the Blackbriar twins vowed never to return. But death is not the end in Silver Hollow, and the war for the Borderlands has only begun.


Other Books in the Series

Silver Hollow
(Borderlands Saga #1)
By Jennifer Silverwood
Contemporary Fantasy, Magical Realism
Paperback & ebook, 429 Pages
May 31st 2018 by SilverWoodSketches

Amie Wentworth trusts books more than people. After her parents' deaths ten years before, she writes fiction to escape reality. A timely invitation from her long-lost uncle arrives, but she's used to ignoring the mysterious surrounding her life.

Until she is stabbed in an alley and brought back to life by a handsome stranger. Soon Amie is dragged into the very sort of tale she is used to selling. To make matters worse, the man who saved her life keeps turning up and her would-be-murderer is still at large.

After crossing the Atlantic to her father’s homeland, she discovers a world beyond imagining. Silver Hollow is a place of ancient traditions and supernatural dangers, where everything is the opposite of what it seems and few escape sane. Faced with an impossible choice, Amie is forced to confront a deadly family legacy while remembering a life she soon wishes to forget.


About the Author


Jennifer Silverwood was raised deep in the heart of Texas and has been spinning yarns a mile high since childhood. In her spare time, she reads and writes and tries to sustain her wanderlust, whether it's the Carpathian Mountains in Transylvania, the highlands of Ecuador, or a road trip to the next town. Always on the lookout for her next adventure, in print or reality, she dreams of one day proving to the masses that everything really is better in Texas. She is the author of three series--Heaven's Edge, Wylder Tales and the Borderlands Saga--and the stand-alone titles Stay and She Walks in Moonlight. She recently released her first serialized Urban Fantasy, Angel Blue in August 2018.


Cover Reveal Giveaway


- 1 winner will receive a $30 Amazon Gift Card plus a digital copy of Silver Hollow (open internationally)
1 winner will receive a signed hard copy of Silver Hollow plus swag (US only)
- Ends July 19, 2019
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