Sunscreen Bands Review – Shelley Says

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The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a gift card/money/coupon and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. All opinions expressed are those of the reviewer and honest in nature. These handy little bands arrived in the mail within 2 days. Our family practically lives at the river in the summer, so I was excited to try these. We all get sunburned throughout the summer, especially Ashley and Jesse. They have "orange" hair and the fair skin to go with it. Yes, I always goob them up with tons of sunblock. Fast forward a few days after the sunscreen bands arrived. A little rain forecasted, a couple cloudy days, and a sick girl.. We're now ready to hit the river. The kids lined up as usual to get smothered in sunblock. (this is so cute. Imagine 3 kids lined up with their eyes shut tight and noses plugged) moving on.... I put the sunbands on them. The directions say to use SPF 15 or more. (we had SPF 30) and to wait to get them wet for 15 … [Read more...]

Nonni’s Biscotti Bites – Review

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The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a gift card/money/coupon and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. All opinions expressed are those of the reviewer and honest in nature. I honestly can't remember if I've ever had biscotti prior to this review. That probably means it was less than memorable, right? Well let me tell you, I've had biscotti now and it's delicious. I was sent Nonni's Biscotti Bites for review. I was the teeniest bit hesitant as I'd heard that biscotti is best when dunked in coffee or tea. From the Nonni's Biscotti website: Biscotti are gourmet dunking cookies, pronounced <bis-coat-tee> in Italy, but more commonly pronounced <bis-cot-tee> in America. No coffee for me and it's too hot to drink tea, but either way, I'm an undunker. That's right, I said it, even Oreos get eaten then I drink the milk with no dunking involved. Nonni’s Almond Dark Chocolate Biscotti Bites – A delicious treat full of real almond pieces … [Read more...]

Changing the Stereotype – Cedar Valley Pit Bull Rescue

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It was three years ago in February when IT happened. My brother Kyle called. Billie, there's a puppy left. Somebody was supposed to pick him up, but they never showed. It's a pit bull. {Insert screams of horror here} Kidding! I was hesitant, but not because of the breed. Our Queen Asia lady had never reacted well to other dogs and so we had never tried to add any more to our family. We assumed she would eat them. We were wrong. Kyle dropped this little bundle of brindle off for a "trial run"  much to the objection of Richard and Jake. Neither of them wanted a new dog, but the second I held Harley I knew he was now a Rowell. Asia quickly let Harley know she's boss and other than a minor incident here and there, they have settled into the spoiled life. When Richard and Jake argue about who Harley loves the best, I jokingly like to remind them of their earlier complaints. Harley is literally the sweetest dog I've ever had. He was so timid and shy, but he has grown … [Read more...]

Introducing Shelley, the Newest Addition to Rowell Reviews!

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I would like to take this post to formally introduce you to the newest reviewer at Rowell Reviews. With no further ado, I give you Shelley! Hi, my name is Shelley. I live in the mountains in Northern California. Other than five years in Arkansas; I have always lived her in Nor*Cal and I imagine I always will. I am a stay-at-home mom to three seriously awesome kids! (I'm not just saying that because they're mine) ;P I love, love, love crafts. I'm slightly addicted to Pinterest. I'm totally random with a side of smart ass to go with it. I love spending time at the lakes and rivers we're blessed to be surrounded by. I rocked some roller derby when we lived in AR. I am hands down the yard sale queen! I have rubbed off on my kids. My oldest, Joshua, gets upset with me if I don't get him up at the butt crack of dawn to join me. Most of the time I go in my PJ's and come home with more "bargains" than my husband would like (hehe) Well, enough about me... You should probably "meet" … [Read more...]

True Gentleman’s Jerky Review

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The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a gift card/money/coupon and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. All opinions expressed are those of the reviewer and honest in nature. I love beef jerky! Unfortunately, it can be super expensive so we get it on rare occasions. I was so happy to receive some True Gentleman's Jerky and I knew Richard and Jake would be stoked as well. I guess I underestimated how willing they would be to "help" me with this review. They ate it all! Seriously, it was like they were cavemen and hadn't eaten in a month. I'm pretty sure that even before I brought the jerky in, their inner "man" senses were tingling. I think they could smell the flavors, which come in Sinsa Korean BBQ and Original Gentleman Peppered. This is how it went: Me: Oh look cool, the beef jerky I get to review is here. Them:  Ugh ugh we want jerky. Me: Ok, but I want to try it and save some so I can take pictures. Them: Grr give us jerky … [Read more...]