Friday, October 31, 2014


Home For The Holidays Final
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Are you staying home for the holidays? Are you entertaining family and friends for the holidays?
We want to make your life just a little easier.
Most of the products will have reviews posted very soon at Michigan Savings and More.
These sponsors are here to help:
$25 (sponsored by StellarManicMonny2)
Mystery beauty box – (Blog sponsored)
Old Factory Candle Gift Set
Over $500 value
Wild Dill eGift Card Granny Square Afghan in Pastel Colors Zabada Bathroom Glove and Bathroom Marvel All Beauty Water Cardboard Snowflake Wreath - Large Sized, White $25 Gift Card LoveCoups Paper Pumpkin Christmas Fun Tote Bag and Fabric Markers Christian Audio Drama Downloads BOX4BLOX
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The Gathering of Friends Volume 6
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Allett Inc
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D Stull's Creation

$180.00 value

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Faucet Face
$16.00 value
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Christmas Tote and Markers
$19.00 value
Zim's Advanced
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$38.00 value
Simplastix Innovations
Box with Lego
$39.95 ea
The Bluapple Company
$9.99 value
See review HERE
Brinkman Adventure
$5.00 value
Zabada Clean
$70.00 value
Smile Brillant
$139.95 value
Stampin' Up
$19.95 value
Squeasy Gear
$27.98 value
You can read Laura's review HERE.
Newman's Own Organic
See review HERE
$39.95 value
600 (2)
See review HERE
$24.95 value
See review HERE
$14.95 value
Cardboard Safari
$50.00 gift certificate
Wreaths By Jenn Neel
$45.00 value
Body Glove SURGE
$27.99 value
JB Cookie Cutters
$14.50 value
red white quilted stocking$5.00 value
Jolly Awesome Pet Tags
Woodie Specs
woodie watches 5
See review HERE
$109.00 value
Colors and More Colors
$8.00 - $24.00 value
PC Speedboost
See review HERE
$39.97 value
Old Factory Candle Gift Set
All Beauty Water
$40.00 value
Wild Dill
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The Game Chef
Rollickbox$24.99 value
Simplastix Innovations
Box With Lid Off Labelled
$39.95 value
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$25 Novica gift card
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If you have won prizes in the past from any of the sponsors you are not eligible for this contest!
Five winners will receive the gifts mention above from a variety of sponsors. This giveaway begins on 10/31 12:00 am at and ends on 11/30 at 11:59pm (times are Eastern) and is open to Continental US residents ages 18+. Winner is subject to eligibility verification and will have 48 hours to confirm before a new winner will be drawn. For any questions/concerns please EMAIL Please refer to the full terms and conditions in the Rafflecoptor Tools. None of the blogs are responsible for prize delivery.

Wow what a great line up of prizes. I would love if one of my readers can win one of the prizes. MarksvilleandMe wishes everyone who enters Good Luck!

Yoga Design Lab - Premium Yoga Mat w/ Strap Review

Product Description

This ultra-sleek looking lightweight mat is designed to be the ultimate yoga mat for home, studio, and travel.• Extra comfort and durability comes from our specially designed eco-friendly memory foam.

• Instantly reduce injuries with the thickness, grip and responsiveness of the mat which allows you to maintain perfect balance during poses.
• You'll love the convenient carrying strap included with your mat, that allows you to easily toss it under your arm as you head to class.
• 72 x 24 x 5mm 
• Zero odor.
• Eco-friendly: Free of Phthalates, Latex, metals, harmful toxins, and SGS Approved.
• Easy to wash: Simply wipe down your mat with a non oil based soap or detergent, then rinse off. Hang dry. DO NOT PUT IN DRYER.

MarksvilleandMe reviews Yoga Design Lab Premium Yoga Mat w/Strap

I have done yoga on and off since I was about 6 or so years of age, but one thing I have never owned was a Yoga Mat. One because I didn't know where to get one, two I didn't know what kind to get when I did find them, and three they never seemed long enough. 

I have to say that the Yoga Design Lab - Premium Yoga Mat w/ Strap is long enough. Finally something made for those that are on the taller side as well as on the bigger side. I am in no way thin but it doesn't change me wanting to stay as flexible as possible. Fibromyalgia keeps me from doing exercise on a regular basis because of the pain, but on good days you will find me walking, cleaning, cooking, and if time permits, getting down on the mat to keep my body as nimble as possible.  

I have quite a lot of knee problem and even though this mat is thick it is still not think enough to lessen the pain in my legs when my Fibromyalgia is bothering that area of my body. I find that just putting the mat onto another soft rug helps out even more when I have pain from my Fibromyalgia. The more I can move or stretch the more weight I lose and the better I feel about my health so that I can spend time with my family for years to come. 

You can buy a Yoga Design Lab - Premium Yoga Mat w/ Strap  on Amazon.

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Low Back Pain Program Review

Product Description

Learn how to self treat chronic lower back pain easily and safely with this fully illustrated, instructional, low impact, pain-safe, exercise guide long term.
The majority of cases of chronic lower back pain are either directly related to, or worsened by specific muscle weaknesses and imbalances.
This specifically designed guide carefully teaches the correct methods to move, train and strengthen your body to properly relieve back pain. It uses non-surgical, non-medicinal, and safe methods for all ages and difficulties. It will help with your current pain, to prevent the return of pain, and to reduce your dependency on medication and surgery.

IMPORTANT NOTE: You will relieve your pain as you learn a series of short and effective exercises. The exercises will teach you how to treat and recondition several misunderstood and neglected areas of the lower back, hips and legs that can lead to lower back pain.
The Low Back Pain Program demonstrates effective, very low-risk exercises, stretches and movements to treat and prevent: lower back pain, backache, back spasms and more, long term with a careful, concise, 'at home' guide. This book contains 45 important exercises, over 170 detailed illustrations, 3 treatment and conditioning levels, 1 maintenance level and 4 progress charts.

The exercises condition and restore proper mobility and function for your lower back, hips, legs and pelvis, allowing painful areas time to heal and recover. The guide begins with 13 'Limited Mobility Exercises' to improve your flexibility and address your stiffness and tightness that contribute to and worsen lower back pain. 19 'Progressive Exercises' then, stimulate, develop and strengthen the muscles and joints necessary to protect the lower back from pain. 13 'Challenging Exercises' are then taught to reinforce, correct and re-educate the muscles and joints to move and operate functionally and effectively to prevent recurrence of lower back pain. Upon completion of these exercises, 11 simple 'Maintenance Exercises' selected can then be seamlessly used throughout your daily routine as needed to keep your muscles optimally conditioned to protect your lower back from imbalances and pain.

The exercises are founded on the methods of exercise therapy, physiotherapy, and lower back pain and injury rehabilitation. They are intended for home use and can be performed at the users convenience and comfort level.

This guide provides those in pain, a much needed alternative to popular exercises and stretches that are recommended but still do not resolve the cause of the pain. It will benefit the user throughout their life as their physical needs change with age and lifestyle.

MarksvilleandMe reviews Low Back Pain Program 

When I first got this book I was hoping for some exercises to help me with my back pain. I have arthritis of the lower lumber along with Fibromyalgia so sometimes my movement is very limited. Over my lifetime I have done yoga on and off and have recently gotten back into doing poses. With that being said there aren't many days I can actually do them because of pain in my body.

What I found in this Low Back Pain Program were moves I could do even when I had limited mobility. This was just what I needed for days I couldn't do more then get up and go to the bathroom. They are easy and so far have helped out. On really goods days I am able to get down and do some of the floor exercises. 

Yes even me at 350+ pounds can do many of these exercises, and they were much different then the ones I was given for my lower lumber. As long as they don't hurt me or make my pain worse I will continue to use them and try out more of the floor exercises  on my good days. 

The more weight I lose, the more I find that I can do just a bit more on my good days, and that is a good thing. My body has been in pain so long that any good day is something to look forward to. These are the days that I can get things done that I couldn't physically do on the many pain filled days I have had. These are the days that I can do extra walking, or stretching. I do all of this so that I can spend more time with my family which is the most important thing to me here on Earth. 

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Who's Under The Bed Review

MarksvilleandMe reviews Who's Under The Bed?
written by 
Ally Nathaniel

This was a whole new look about bedtime, monsters, and children. One that even my 6 year old and I myself enjoyed. I love books that make children go "Hey wait a minute, shouldn't it happen this way?" Who's Under The Bed will do that for both you and the child or children you are reading to. I can't tell you what happens because it will spoil the story.

If this is any indication how good Ally Nathaniel's other books are then we are in for a treat. Look for more reviews by MarksvilleandMe very soon by the Author Ally Nathaniel. 

 You can purchase Who's Under the Bed? on Amazon.

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