Review: Rustico Leather makes great gifts for others or a treat for yourself

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I recently had the opportunity to review some products from Rustico Leather and I chose to review the
Writer Set:
• Single track wallet (felt & leather)
• Wool quote book
• Wool Parley Journal with wrap tie
rustico review writer set

rustico quote book
The reason why I chose the writer set is because I like writing my thoughts and ideas down. I never know when inspiration will hit me and I am not always at my desk when it does come. Upon opening the rustico quote book one of the things I loved about it was the Rustico stamp on the last page. I thought it was a cute and innovative way to brand the little quote book.
I right away took to the Wool quote book because it fit so easily into my purse. I was able to carry it around with me everywhere I went. The wool quote book is just like the Wool Parley Journal but smaller in size. Don’t think because it is smaller in size that it wont provide you what you need. I had plenty of space to jot down notes and the rough cut cream color paper made me feel like I was a journalist from the past and all I was missing was my calligraphy pen and thinking cap.

rustico journal with flap tie

The Wool Parley Journal with wrap tie again made me feel like a sophisticated writer as I jotted down my day to day thoughts. I imagined myself traveling from county to country writing down discoveries about the cities I traveled to and that in itself was enough for me to love this journal(When you are a mother of 6 kids and countless amounts of pets a little daydreaming and imagination is what keeps you from going insane)besides having a place to vent out my frustrations. This journal made me want to write in its pages. I looked forward to writing in it every night and I didn’t feel that way before with other journals, so I consider this a big plus for this merino wool journal.

rustico single track wallet
Last but not least of my rustico leather products was the single track wallet This little wallet is perfect for the business cards of people you interact with everyday.I put my library card in there since I am constantly using it. I must admit that I liked smelling the leather when I first opened up the wallet. Real leather has such a distinct smell to it and I love it. One of the options you have when ordering this wallet is that you are able to personalize it with a name or a date. Being able to personalize it makes it a great and thoughtful gift to anyone or even yourself.

All in all I was quite honored to have had the opportunity to review such wonderful products. These three
rustico Leather products are getting a lot of use by me and I would recommend them to anyone and everyone.

His Secrets

His Secrets (Inside Out, #3.1)His Secrets by Lisa Renee Jones
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

ARC Provided by NetGalley for an honest review

If you have read the Inside out series you will know that this e-novella is a must have. His secrets starts out where Revealing Us left off. Sara and Chris are engaged and everything seems finally right. Don’t get too comfortable thinking everything is going to be perfect because it seems Chris hasn’t told all his secrets to Sara quite yet. In this book we learn to understand Chris more.

We get to learn more about Amber and Tristan and Isabel. Will these three people play a part in whether Chris and Sara make it together or not? Will Sara stay with Chris once she find out more of the secrets he has been holding back?

I highly recommend reading His secrets it doesn’t disappoint. The only thing I have to complain is that I wish it had more pages because I finished reading it right away and I am anxiously waiting for the next book to come out!!! His Secrets might be a quick read but it bags a lot of punch. I think it is a must have especially If you have been keeping up with the inside out series. I have not been so addicted to a series since the crossfire series by Sylvia Day and Lisa Renee Jones is definitely up to par with some of the hottest series out there.

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Campusbookrentals is the way to go for us

Time is going by too quickly for me. In less than two years I will have a child in college. Yes you read that right she will be in college. I would be lying if I said I am not worried about the costs that comes with a child going to college. In case you are new to my blog, I am a mother of 6 kids so that means I have to be prepared to send 6 kids to college and preparations start early around here. You better believe I am already looking for ways to be able to afford college for her and the college books she will need.

One of the ways my daughter and I can save money is by using campusbookrentals My daughter can rent the books she needs rather than spend tons of money each semester buying the books she will need. Just by renting the books rather than buying them my daughter can save anywhere from 40-90 percent off bookstore prices. If you have gone to college you know that a college book can cost anywhere from 60.00 to 200.00 or more and that’s putting it mildly. I didn’t have the option of being able to rent books when I took a couple of courses in college. I had to either buy new books at retail price or hope and pray that I could find the books I needed in the used college books section. If I was lucky enough to beat out the other students looking for a deal too, I had to hope and pray that the books were within my budget.

Luckily for my daughter she can use the Rentback program if she does end up buying some of her college books. If we have to pay retail price for some books we can at least get some of the money back by having other students rent out the books. My daughter could always sell back the books to campusbookrentals but if she uses their new rentback program she can make 2-4 times more money that way. I had my daughter check out this video and she was beyond excited to try it out when the time comes. She was also excited to go through a website like this one because campusbookrentals donates to operation smile with every book rented. My daughter is big on giving back to the community and will gladly help out or participate and go through any company that is willing to pay it forward to other communities or charities or programs. I am so glad to have raised such a good kid who doesn’t mind finding ways to help out other people or doing things that save us money.

Not a day without it

There isn’t a day that goes by that there isn’t some kind of drama going on with this family. I try to stay away from all the drama but my husbands family brings it all the time. I am cool as long as it doesn’t involve me or my children. If you mess with my children you better be ready for the momma lion that will come out of me. I do not play when it comes to my children. You can call me whatever you want, You can do whatever you want with your life but do not interfere with things involving my children. I will fight tooth and nail for my kids. If you want to know how to piss me off quickly , say or do something to my children and see if I don’t jump down your throat.

I hope for a while these people stay away from my house and from my kids. I do not care if they want to see their son. They are welcome to meet with him somewhere else but my house will not be the meeting ground for a while. I am so done dealing with these people. I wish my husband would put his foot down. If he wont do it I will for the sake of my kids. My kids will always come first in my book. We will see how long this craziness will last. All I know is that if they keep their crazy behavior they will no longer be allowed to be anywhere near my kids.

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