Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Quaker® Chewy® Girl Scouts® Granola Bars

You know we're a Girl Scout family, right? And I'm Cookie Mom? And every January, our home gets turned into a cookie store? It's actually really fun, and a great learning experience for the kids. We really enjoy it. (And the kids love Thin Mints!)

So when BzzAgent offered me a spot in their Quaker Chewy Girl Scouts Granola Bars campaign, I jumped on the chance because I knew the kids would love trying them. We were lucky enough to get a box of the Thin Mint flavor to try.

My 12 year old son LOVES them! They will definitely bridge the gap for us until it's cookie time again in January! I've been including them in his lunches and they have also been a great snack for on the go times like traveling to cross country meets. Each bar has 100 calories and no high fructose corn syrup.

I asked my son to share his review, and he said "I love them, but I really wish there was a Tagalong flavor too!" Pssst.... Quaker. did you hear that? 


Friday, September 25, 2015

A Non-Recommendation: Bausch + Lomb PeroxiClear

I recently purchased a double pack of Bausch + Lomb PeroxiClear because I had a coupon and had tried and liked a similar product in the past called Clear Care. Both are the types of solution that require a special case that includes a disk at the bottom that neutralizes the solution as it thoroughly cleans your lenses.

Well, do NOT buy PeroxiClear! I have drawn a black line on the case in the pic above to show the level the solution needs to be to keep the contacts moist, but overnight this stuff bubbles out the top at such volume that it lowers the level of the solution to where the white arrow points. Aside from the huge mess this makes on your counter, this dries your contacts out, leaving them ruined. I had purchased a double pack that came with two bottles and two cases, so I tried both and the same thing happened multiple times.

A quick google search confirmed this was not an isolated event. It seems to be a common problem. Since I am always sharing products I try and love, I thought I'd share this non-recommendation too and save you some money!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Turbulence by Whitney G. (Cover Reveal and Giveaway)

One of my favorite authors, Whitney G., has revealed the official cover for her new book, Turbulence, to be released on October 22. It looks so good!

You can read more about Turbulence on Goodreads. I like to keep content on Sasha Says pretty PG, and the excerpt is quite steamy, so feel free to check it out there!

Earlier this year, I discovered Whitney G. when her book Sincerely, Carter was recommended to me. It's definitely a Top Fave of mine, and I was beyond excited when she released an epilogue to it called Sincerely, Arizona a few weeks ago. In fact, I woke up and read it at 3 am because I was asleep when it was released at midnight that night! Ha!

About Whitney:

A self diagnosed candy addict, travel junkie, and hypochondriac, Whitney Gracia Williams LOVES to write about characters that make you laugh, cry, and want to (in the case of Selena Ross) reach through your Kindle and slap them.

She is the "imaginary bestselling" author of the Jilted Bride Series, Mid Life Love, Wasted Love, and Captain of My Soul.
When she's not locked inside her room, feverishly typing away on her laptop, she can be found here:
She also loves getting emails from her readers, so if you want to tell her how much you loved (or hated) her stories, email her at whitgbooks@gmail.com!

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Review and Giveaway: Carey Heywood's Chasing Daylight

I've been a fan of Carey Heywood's writing since I discovered her books Him, Her (Kindle edition current free on Amazon!), and Them and the fabulous sequels (Sawyer Says and Being Neighborly). This summer I devoured (and loved) the first two books in her Carolina Days series (The Other Side of Someday and Yesterday's Half Truths). When I read that the third book in the series, Chasing Daylight, would be released this fall, I was so excited that I'd get to know Mitch, an injured vet introduced in Yesterday's Half Truths, better.

The thing I love most about Heywood's writing is her conversational tone- I really feel like a friend is telling me a story as I am reading. And although I have loved her prior work, I really feel like Chasing Daylight is, well, just MORE. In addition to the romance, which is definitely quite steamy, there's some action, suspense, hospital stays, and a charming dog named Zeus. He may be the one you list as your next Book Boyfriend, he's just that sweet. I don't want to spoil too much so I won't go too in depth in this review, but I think you'll love the story of Mitch and McKenzie's relationship. Both are dealing with traumatic pasts, although their issues are quite different.

If you haven't yet read the first two books in the series, not to worry, this can be read as a stand-alone, but if you have, you'll enjoy catching up with characters like Clay and Luke when Chasing Daylight releases on September 21. And if you haven't read them yet, you're in luck! Carey has provided me an Amazon ebook copy of each of the first two books in the series to give away!
The Other Side of Someday is Courtney and Clay's story, and Yesterday's Half Truths is about Lindsay and Luke. Courtney and Clay have somewhat of a more traditional romance, meeting each other after Lindsay has quite a disastrous morning that leaves her relationship, job, and car in shambles. Lindsay and Luke's relationship begins via the internet as Lindsay has a secret she's hesitant to reveal.
Giveaway Details:
One winner will win an Amazon ebook copy of each of the first two books in the Carolina Days series.
To enter, please visit to Facebook and "like" Carey Heywood's author page. After you have done that, come back here and leave me a comment telling me which book in the Carolina Days series you're most interested in reading (please leave your email address so I can contact you if you win). The giveaway is open to both US and international residents and will close on September 11th at midnight CST.
Winner chosen via random.org! Lyndsee!
Disclosure: I was provided with digital copies of all three books in the Carolina Days series for review purposes. Some links in this post are Amazon affiliate links.