Friday, 29 August 2014

Why Buy, When You Can Rent Your Text Books, with Campus Book Rentals?

It is that time of year, once again, when students get back to "hitting the books" return to school for a new semester or head off to college for the first time.

If you are currently at college, enrolling soon, or even if you are taking up online courses,  then this is a great service that you might want to use to save money on much needed texts throughout your studies!

Educational resources can be a painful shock to the system and, before we ever set foot in a classroom, books and other necessities put a strain on the purse strings of even the most effective saver/planner and the bills keep on coming!

Reading lists for necessary book titles come rolling in every semester demanding big bucks from your wallet for something you're not going to get through the subject without and, if we are honest here, we all know that these books aren't going to be used much during, after or in the years following your set course or courses and perhaps little study at all will be needed from most of them at all.

SO! I ask you, why pay so much for course material when you really do not have to?

Well, Campus Book Rentals have questioned the same point and the answer that you will be glad to hear is that you simply should not be paying more money, at all and Campus Book Rentals have devised a simple, innovative solution for all of your text book needs and, better still, they want to bring this solution right to your home!

Designed in such a way as to make the acquisition of text books simple [yet affordable], with anything from a 40-90% savings on the average cost of any materials you might need, Campus Book Rentals offers up one of the largest selections of books in the nation AND Shipping is FREE - BOTH WAYS!

Not only do you get to enjoy discounted prices, but each book you rent can be held for a prolonged period of [set] time with a rather generous 15 day grace period in which to return the book if something comes up that hinders the return of the text in a timely fashion! Just hold on to the book for the duration of your semester (or however long you need - prices vary) then pack it up and send it right back! No fuss, no mess and no books gathering dust on your mantle for years to come! Great!

Benefits from using Campus Book Rentals also includes:

* The ability to gain access to live customer support
* Permission to highlight within each text book
* The option to purchase your books, should you decide that you would like to keep them!

By clicking HERE, you can take a look at the Campus Book Rental's website and note comparisons on prices of rentals to pick up books for your course of choice! The differences can be phenomenal and really save you that costly dent in your wallet every time you have to pick up something new for your studies! Fabulous!

There is so much more that happens when you use Campus Book Rentals and 'I wanted to bring to your attention, once again, that Campus Book Rentals also makes donations to Operation Smile every time you rent a textbook!

Operation Smile works hard to restore smiles to the faces of children born with facial deformities such as cleft lip and/or palette and so, by renting with Campus Book Rentals, you are also passing along the savings in the form of a child's happiness and a wonderful smile! You couldn't ask for beter than that! You can find out more about Operation Smile, HERE!

For a closer look at Campus Book Rentals, take a moment to view the video [below] or head on over to their website to find out more! You may enjoy renting your text books so much that, throughout your education, you will never want to go anywhere else...!

Good luck, and happy studies! - MGB.
Disclaimer: This is a compensated post for Campus Book Rentals. All of my opinions are my own, honest opinions and your views may differ. Thank you!

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Well Beginnings Baby Goodies Review with Moms Meet and Walgreens!

Disclaimer: I received products for free in order to review them. I was not otherwise monetarily compensated and all views/opinions are my own and yours may differ. Thank you!

Well Beginnings Baby Care at Walgreens!
I got the chance to try out some items from the Well Beginnings range, EXCLUSIVE TO WALGREENS, via Mom's Meet, for FREE this past week, which included diapers, baby bath, wipes and oral elecrolyte, which can all be found HERE on the Walgreens website!

Well Beginnings is a product designed to promote a healthy, well start for baby at a great price and with no loss of quality or value!

To test out the the quaity and durability for myself, I put my almost 1yr old son in the Well Beginnings diapers (31 pack of size 4 but available from Newborn to a size 6) for a week and found that they really stood the test of a baby who is crawling, cruising and pulling at just about everything - including the diaper!

There were no rips, tears, sagging or diaper rash on my son through the week, which totals a great experience in my opinion! Some other diapers will have him break out in a diaper rash almost immediately and so the fact that he wore these with absolutely no probems really stands them in good stead!

The baby wash was great for all the family - I am happy to use something a little gentler on myself over soaps and so I gave this a try as well as washing my 2 youngest children with it and I liked it a lot. It wasn't overpowering or super-bubbly, which is great and there were no adverse reactions to it, just nice, soft, clean skin! The products claims a no-tears formula and I certainly didn't see any reaction to it and so I would have to agree that for us there were no tears, just happy faces! This product is perfect for an all over body-wash and to cleanse the hair and so it is great value for $2.99 and gets the entire job done!

The baby wipes were the real challenge, I have never had too much luck with wipes being too thin or not able to clean properly if they didn't cost as much as the leading brands, but I was impressed with these! They cleaned well and didn't take a whole pack to do the job, they came out of the pack easily and they seemed to have just the right amount of moisture without offering a drippy mess!

The baby wipes are made up of what Walgreens calls Tri-Form, which is a 3-layered fabric design with 2 soft, quilty-like layers on the outsie and a thick, durable layer on the inside to prevent tearing. A 72 count of wipes retails for $2.39 and is, in my opinion, again, great value for the money!

The Oral Electrolyte we haven't gotten a chance to use yet as there has been no real reason to give this to my children and I prefer to use this kind of product when necessary and so, while it looks good, I can't personally offer an opinion on it at this time, but I will certainly update if we get a chance to use it.

All in all, from the few products I did get to try out, I was pleasantly surprised that the Well Beginnings offerings from Wagreens offered up a comparable-to-leading-brands experience in my opinion and I have tried just about every brand there are out there and even some of the bigger brands have disappointed me so I am all for it when I find a product I like such as Well Beginnings, which I really do appreciate and would pick up in store when and if I needed them, for sure!

It is worth noting that all Well Beginnings products are made in the U.S.A and of high quality

There is so much more offered in the Well Beginnings range, so why not head on over to Walgreens and check them out, today!?


Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Kids Academy apps for the iPhone or iPad are a great creative way to learn!

This morning I have had the opportunity to try out some Kids Academy Co apps, which included apps suitable for younger children, which enables educational fun via your iPhone or iPad and can be downloaded easily via iTunes for FREE!

First there is the: Learn To Read & Write Kid’ Puzzles, which is: Educational Drawing For Kids Puzzle Games Free For Curios Girls & Boys By Kids Academy Co apps: Preschool & Kindergarten Learning Kids Games, Educational Books, Free Songs.

(Click here to visit the iTunes store for the app!)

This is a useful learning tool for younger AND slightly older kids! My [almost] 4 year old likes the display, which is good and clean and captivating. The play is solid and pictures are age appropriate! A little confusing for a first timer, but once the kid/s get used to what things are and are able to relate to them more, then this is a great learning tool but I think some of the pictures for rhyming might need a little looking over because I would never have thought cup for the trophy and so rhyming it with pup was a little much for my daughter but once you KNOW what it is supposed to be it is a little easier, like I said before, but overall if you like to teach your children with apps, then this one is certainly worth a go! 

There is also the more stable: Preschool & Kindergarten Learning Kids Games Free For Toddlers and Preschool Children – All in One Montessori Based Brain Kid' Puzzles By Kids Academy Co apps.

(Click here to visit the iTunes store for the app!)

My daughter loves this app and it is smooth and fun graphically with engaging play. Frustrating at times, which is like all other apps but  she is 3.5 and it really doesn't matter as she still enjoys it and most kids i think will settle with it once they've given it a go a few times. Great app if you love to utilize apps to educate and spend time with your kids! Well organized and good presentation.

Lastly, I tried the: Kids Puzzles preschool math games for girls and boys ∙ Toddlers learn 123 tracing with paint sparkles draw drill - my first coloring book HD by Kids Academy!

(Click here to visit the iTunes store for the app!)

This is an easy to use, fun and eye-catching app for kids, which is extremely cute and desirable, especially for my daughter! I think the app is better for kids who are a little older, though - toddlers who actually understand the concept, but believe that most children who see an app used enough time can also get it eventually and have a lot of fun learning with it. The bigger the screen the better the game play in my opinion, but my daughter enjoyed it, it will keep a child's attention, looks clean and I would definitely recommend this and the previous two apps to a friend - especially as they are all FREE!

Why not check them out on iTunes, today and give Kids Academy a run with your children!? I'd love to know how you get along!

Disclaimer: I was compensated for my views, which are still my own, honest ideas and thoughts on the products or resources mentioned. Your views may differ! Thank you!

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Almondina Guest Review and Giveaway!

Almondina Review + Giveaway {ends 8/5}

Almondina Sample Box Giveaway {ends 8/5} > Daily Deals From A Nerd Mom

*Disclosure: Reviewer received a box of samples for free in exchange for a review on my blog. All opinions are their own and their families where included and may differ from yours.
Almondina Brand Biscuits - The Delicious Cookie Without the Guilt, are all-natural, crunchy almond biscuits that do not contain cholesterol, added fat, trans-fats, salt, or preservatives! They are a great accompaniment for coffee, tea, soft cheeses and dessert wines, or for just plain snacking. The company is based in Ohio and are sold in all 50 States and several foreign countries. Find a store near you!
Almondina® is the inspiring success story of a man whose great loves include both music and wonderful food. For generations his family loved his grandmother Dina’s most secret cookie, which she called Petit Gateau Sec. Yuval Zaliouk, an internationally known symphony conductor and gourmet chef, always had a special place in his heart (and stomach) for this exquisite, crispy wafer with the delicate flavor of roasted almonds and the natural sweetness of plump raisins.  
To read more of the story behind the Almondina Brand go here. I was excited when I was offered the chance to do a review for Almondina...I mean I LOVE food so how perfect is it to do a review on some!? The box arrived and I was pretty surprised by how large it was was and how big the samples were. I was sent over a box of 9 samples of the Almondina Brand Biscuits. The flavors were Original, Choconut, Chocolate Cherry, Sesame, Gingerspice, Cinnaroma, & Almonduo (with Pistachios). The Choconut & Chocolate Cherry was a huge success in our household, along with the Cinnaroma! The only one that fared the least was the Gingerspice, but that's only because we aren't big fans of ginger. There are more flavors to choose from on their site. I love them with my coffee in the morning! I usually eat 2 of them, as you can see below, but it is so easy to eat the whole package! Yum!

Almondina Brand Biscuits Review & Giveaway

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Saturday, 26 July 2014

Get Amazon Deals and Steals AS THEY HAPPEN with the Amazon Love Facebook Group!

I am a huge fan of AMAZON! I love the deals, the prices and especially the Subscribe and Save savings! I can't help but jump in on a good deal and I am crazy when I miss a good deal because I just had no idea about it until it had flown twice around the internet and run out!

HOWEVER! Now I don't have to worry about missing out on deals as I found this wonderful group on Facebook called Amazon Love, which brings you up to the minute Subscribe and Save deals, coupon match-ups, steals and more - and what is better, is that you'll see the deals pop up in your Facebook feed and be able to get in on the good prices yourself instead of missing them or spending hours searching Amazon for deals of your own with little to no luck and time on the clock!

Right now, Amazon Love is accepting new members and so if you would like to get in on the deals as quickly as the next guy then head on over HERE and ask to join! You can tell them Lisa B or Mom's Gone Bronson sent you if you'd like and come and make some new friends and save a penny at the same time!

Amazon lovers unite! What are you waiting for!?


Disclaimer: This is a paid post on behalf of the Amazon Love Facebook group but all opinions are my own. I only recommend groups to readers that I feel they would be truly interested in and your opinions may differ from mine! Thank you!

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Daddy and Company's #NEW Skincare Line, Giveaway! End July 31st, 2014!

This is something NEW from Daddy and Company, which I have been able to use for the last week or so - Daddy’s Health and Skincare Line!

Certified by Healthy Child Healthy World, the new line of skincare products for dad, baby (and mom!) are free of harmful chemicals, are evo-friendly and safe for the entire family!

Products in the new rage include:
  • All Natural Baby Lotion
  • All Natural Baby Bubble Bath
  • All Natural Baby Shampoo & Body Wash
  • USDA Organic Baby Powder
I didn't get to try out the powder, but the wash/shampoo, baby bath and lotion are all great on my baby's delicate skin and great for the rest of the family, too!

Why not head over and check out all of the new goodies here: and then scroll down to the end of this post to enter our giveaway to WIN a set of your own, just like the set I was able to try!

Enter as many of the option as you like, nothing is mandatory at all! Come back and tweet daily for extra entries up until July 1st at midnight!

Must be 18 or over to enter, or have parents permission to enter and must live in the U.S.A. Winners will be confirmed and emailed so please enter with a valid email address - we do not pass on, sell or use your email address for anything other than to contact you if you win.

Winner have 48 hours to respond to winning emails and if no response is given then a new winner will be chosen after this time, randomly, in the same process until we have a confirmed winner!

What are you waiting for!? Check out Daddy and Company, today AND enter to win this super NEW gift set, below, today!

Good Luck!

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Disclaimer: I received product to try in order to give my honest thoughts and opinion and to host this review. I was not otherwise monetarily compensated and your opinions may differ from mine. Thank you!

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Epson XP-410 Small-in-One Printer! A MUST-HAVE in Back-to-School Essentials!

I have had a week or so to try out the Epson XP-410 Small-in-One Printer/Scanner and Copier and I can't describe how in awe I am of this machine!

First of all, the Epson XP-410 has some serious style, with its glossy exterior and black finish! It looks great in any space AND you really can place it anywhere within rage of a wireless router as the printer doesn't have to be connected up to your computer with all those crazy wires that are a thing of the past!

The XP-410 Small-in-One Printer/Scanner and Copier has a nice, large, display on the front for easy maneuvering and simple-to-operate actions. You can scan and print straight from the machine and you can print photographs directly from your SD memory card in no time, making this an all around smart machine to consider for school projects and work essentials!

I have to say, I haven't had to scan anything in a long while, but I scanned through my children's certificates that they received from the hospital when they were born, with their footprints on them and I was impressed with the speed that the XP-410 scanned!

I tried to print out some photos and those, too, came out nice, clear and detailed, while printing on selected copy paper, fit for the job! In fact I printed out one of my son's groups of friends and he was happy to have it for his wall! Great quality and would be a wonderful way to gift to relatives or to make your own photo-cards for all occasions!

Another feature that stands out and sways a more positive reaction is the separate ink cartridges for colors! I love that if I run out of one color alone I can just go out and pick up another! I don't have to wait until all colors are depleted and I don't have to fork out a ton of money all at once for ink if I just need a specific color!

This printer looks great, runs fast, can be wired or wireless, prints great photos, scans and copies at a very quick speed and is ideal for everybody in the house! This is a great printer for a teen if you are going to invest in a new one as they return to school this year - their projects, essays and photos of the year as it goes by are going to speak volumes and allow them to give their best - it also looks great and up-to-date for every genre!

I like that it is simple, fresh and clean and that it turns off after a while of inactivity - especially as teens tend to get quite distracted in the middle of something and so might leave it on (ok, I might, too, I do have the memory of a sieve sometimes!) - I should also mention that the Epson XP-410 makes printing straight from your iPad, iPhone or Android tablet a synch with Epson Connect! 

I have printed photos, made art projects, scanned AND copied as well as tested out several different sized papers, cards and photo papers for this machine. I have printed in black and white as well as color and the only issue I had was with one photo that printed out in portrait when it was meant to be landscape and that was human error, so that one lands on me!

Some bonus that are useable via the printer interface, without having to set foot near your PC, are templates for lined paper, graph paper, calendars and custom note paper! Perfect for home-schooling, organization, school work in general or something for the office, all right there, with a few clicks of a button!

Available at all good retailers of electronics, and at for around $99.99, this little guy packs a powerful punch and it really does deliver! 

For more information, why not head on over to, today and take a quick look at the many features and benefits hidden away in the XP-410 Small-in-One! When you are ready, why not also connect with Epson America on ( and Twitter (@EpsonAmerica) and I am pretty confident that you won't be disappointed! I know I am most certainly the happiest I have been with a printer/scanner/copier in a long while, and so is the rest of our household! 


*Disclaimer: I was given an Epson XP-410 to try out in return for this review. All opinions are open, honest and my own thoughts and feeling on my own, personal, experience with this particular machine. Your views may differ from mine! Thank you!