Product Review: LeWonde Plantar Fasciitis Arch Support Foot Compression Braces

Tuesday, April 3, 2018



If any of you out there have flat feet, you understand what I mean when I say that sometimes it can be a major struggle to walk around certain days or find shoes that will properly comfort your feet. I was in marching band through high school into college and I am really starting to feel the toll that those years of marching took on my feet.

That's why I am so excited to tell you about the Plantar Fasciitis Arch Support Foot Compression Braces from  LeWonde! I've worked with LeWonde in the past and tried out other products from them that I've come to love so I couldn't wait to see what this product was all about!

As you can see from the picture above, the product comes in a set of 2: the arch supports and heel supports. A lot of times for me it's usually one of the other hurting, so this was really exciting. We all know what the heel supports feel like, but I do appreciate that these are gel. I've encountered some heel supports that are a harder plastic and they did absolutely NOTHING for my feet. So A+ for heel supports.

Now for the arch supports. The arch supports I've used in the past honestly made my feet hurt worse so I was kind of nervous about how these would work. But I can say that I was pleasantly surprised at how comfortable these are! They attach around your foot with velcro so you don't have to worry about them slipping and sliding, which I liked. The only thing is that you have to have the right kind of shoe on, because it may look kind of awkward, depending on what you wear, Lol. But outside of that, I had 0 problems.

So how would I rate the LeWonde Plantar Fasciitis Arch Support Foot Compression Braces?




The LeWonde Plantar Fasciitis Arch Support Foot Compression Braces get 5 stars from me! They were comfortable, convenient, and really made a difference!

Do you struggle with flat feet too? What products have you tried? Let's discuss in the comments below!

*I received this product at a discount in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*

What is the Meaning of Easter?

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Good morning and Happy Easter!

Today I wanted to show you a video I found on YouTube where Jesse Watters went around and quizzed people about Easter. You'll be surprised at what people said:




Can you believe it?? I was honestly not surprised.

In this day and time, a lot of people have lost the significance of Easter and don't really understand the story.

First of all, let's address what people were getting terribly wrong:

1. Good Friday commemorates the day that Jesus was crucified.
2. Easter commemorates the day Jesus rose.
3. The Bible says Jesus was a regular-looking guy, he wasn't super special or anything(Isaiah 53:2). Revelation 1:14 says that Jesus had hair like wool. Being that Jesus was Jewish, I do believe that he had darker skin.

And lastly, Easter is NOT about the Easter Bunny, eggs, candy, or any of the other additional stuff you see on TV. Easter is about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ making the ULTIMATE sacrifice for the ENTIRE world, past, present, and future.

Jesus died for the sins of the world, disease, and everything else that is not of God. He gave up his life and temporarily separated himself from God FOR US. That's not something that we should forget or take for granted.

So take time to meditate on Jesus' sacrifice and its significance today. Don't forget to praise God for giving His son for us.

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Write Now Literary Fiction Author Book Blast - March 29th, 2018

Thursday, March 29, 2018



Write Now Literary is pleased to be coordinating a blog tour for fiction authors Lisa Watson, Nicole Hampton, J.L. Campbell and Perry Busby. This tour will run March 29, 2018.  Follow the tour here.   Book your own tour here.



About the Author

J.L. Campbell is fascinated with Jamaican flora and has hundreds of photos to prove it. She writes contemporary and sweet romance, romantic suspense, women's fiction, as well as new and young adult novels.
Campbell, who features Jamaican culture in her stories, has written twenty-seven books and two short story collections. She is also a certified editor.












About the Book

Aside from a brief stint of madness during their teen years, Vance James and Ayisha Glenn are not each other's idea of relationship material. Vance, a financial analyst and avid golfer, is preoccupied with getting his fill of women, and finding that special someone doesn't factor into his plans. Yet all it takes to turn his world upside down is one remark from Ayisha about his lifestyle. Suddenly, his focus shifts and he's spending his days trying to prove he can be the man she needs.

Ayisha is a go-getter who knows what she's about—a successful business, a lifetime with the man of her dreams, and children to complete the picture. Vance is an expert at romance, but with Ayisha it's all or nothing. She's waited years for Vance to stop chasing the wind in pursuit of what's already in front of him. Now that he's set his heart on having her, will she accept his love?

Genre: Contemporary Romance




About the Author

 National bestselling author, Lisa Watson, is a native of Washington D.C., and writes in the Multicultural & Interracial, Contemporary, Romantic Suspense, and Sweet Romance genres. Having her debut novel nominated for Best Contemporary Fiction, sparked Lisa’s desire to continue creating engaging storylines, strong characters with universal appeal, and a keen sense of humor. They are drawn together by love, respect, and a strong family ties.
Lisa loves traveling, so weaving beautiful destinations into the pages of her novels as lush backdrops, or the heritage of her characters is not uncommon.




About the Book

Danger doesn’t make an appointment…it just shows up.
When Sasha Lambert’s debut novel, The Passport Diaries, hits the bookstores it quickly becomes a bestseller. Her ex-boyfriend, and Greek tycoon, Milo Georgopoulos, believes one of the characters in the book sheds a not-so-positive light on his own extracurricular activities. He gives Sasha an ultimatum: Ditch the book or else.
Retired football player, Pierce Deveraux thinks he too has been placed between the pages of The Passport Diaries. Determined to make Sasha pay for putting a ding in his knight-in-shining-armor image, Pierce contemplates how best to even the score.
Suddenly strange things start happening wherever Sasha goes. Even her twin sister, Dr. Sienna Lambert-Deveraux worries for her safety. With an adoring assistant, an ambitious publicist, and jealous ex-lover vying for her attention, Sasha soon finds herself at the center of dangerous tug-of-war.

Genre: Romantic Suspense



About the Author

Nicole Hampton is a compassionate woman, who loves to create stories readers can relate to in a way that validates situations that occur daily the lives of many. Her love for reading developed at an early age. She often spent hours becoming lost in the worlds of characters of her favorite books. Born in the South Suburbs of Chicago, IL, reading offered an opportunity for Nicole to dream about life outside of her community and fed her desire to want to explore the world beyond her modest surroundings.
Nicole earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work, and utilizes the skills and knowledge learned to address the issues presented in her debut novel Glimmer in the Darkness in a manner that allows people to connect and understand the struggles of her characters. Nicole lives in North Carolina, is a dedicated wife and mother of six, who spends any time she can snatch, developing characters and story lines to share with her readers. Her second novel, Tears of the Storm, will release in summer of 2018.




About the Book

For Shannon Johnson, full-time wife, mom and freelance writer, life as she knew it changed one spring afternoon with the ringing of her doorbell. On the other side stood Vaneetra James, former mistress of Shannon’s husband, Daniel. With two sons, Shannon resisted the urge to leave Daniel in order to keep her family intact. However, she refused to deal with the issues resulting from Daniel’s extramarital affair.
When Shannon thought her life couldn’t get any worse, a tragic turn of events in Vaneetra’s life turned Shannon’s already fractured world upside down, sending her marriage into an even deeper peril.

Feeling desperate and trapped, Shannon made a series of rash decisions that landed her in the arms of another man, bringing her already fragile world crashing downward. Having to come to grips with the reality that the man she once thought was extraordinary was just ordinary, she had to trudge the road of forgiveness, while learning to love again and accept what she never imagined could ever exist.

Genre: Women’s Contemporary Fiction




                              About the Author

Perry Busby is an author and founder of Buzz Word Publishing. In addition to writing, he is a freelance programmer and data analyst. His client list includes both government and private organizations; from NASA, to the Federal Reserve Bank, and political campaigns; from Fortune 100 companies to non-profit organizations and local business. After 30 years of designing and analyzing software and data, Perry now turns his creative energies and keyboard to write about a journey that has been just as adventuresome as it has been nerdy. When he isn’t writing, Perry dedicates time to engage and counsel minority youth and college students on the obstacles and opportunities of working within the IT sector.  

Website: http://www.buzzwordpublishing.com

About the Book

Phil Jacobson, a young African-American computer enthusiast and hacker, lands a prized position as a programmer with Intellect Technology Incorporated, a leading technology company. While coping with being one of a select few minority programmers the company has recently hired, Phil discovers a fellow hacker has uncovered evidence that points to his hiring as being part of a more egregious cover up.
On the brink of closing their doors for good, and faced with competition from a growing personal computer industry, Jack Sherman, the CEO of ITI, hedges his bets on his young chief financial officer, Vincent Martello, and a new technology called the Internet. ITI is set to acquire the first Internet browser from WorldNet Labs, a small startup company founded by Phil’s longtime friend, Malcolm Graves. The deal between ITI and WorldNet Labs could potentially be the smartest and most lucrative corporate deal of the century. But, ITI’s questionable employment practices, a reported EEOC complaint, and Jack Sherman’s sordid family alliances, could kill the deal in its tracks. Relying on the skills he learned while assisting his father and information he’s gathered from the Underground (a virtual network of computers on a Bulletin Board System), Phil rushes to uncover ITI’s secret past and put an end to what may be the worst deal ever for his friend.
With Charlotte, North Carolina, as the backdrop Perry Busby weaves a suspense tale about a family confronting life’s changes as society prepares for its next disruptive invention, the Internet.

Genre: Mystery




Write Now Literary Fiction Author Book Blast

Thursday, March 22, 2018


WriteNow Literary Book Tours is pleased to be coordinating a blog tour for fiction authors AngeliaVernon Menchan, Michelle D. Rayford, Naleighna Kai and Pat Simmons. This book blast will run March 22, 2018.  Follow the tour here.   Book your own tour here.


                                                          About the Author


Naleighna Kai is a national bestselling and award-winning author of several controversial novels, contributor to a New York Times bestseller, and the E. Lynn Harris Author of Distinction. She has penned Every Woman Needs a Wife, Loving Me for Me, Was it Good For You Too?, Open Door Marriage, She Touched My Soul, Rich Woman’s Fetish and other contemporary fiction novels that plumb the depth of unique love triangles and women’s issues.

In addition to successfully cracking the code of getting published and landing a deal with a major publishing house, she continues to “pay it forward” by organizing the annual Cavalcade of Authors which gives readers intimate access to the most accomplished writing talent today. She also serves as CEO of Macro Marketing & Promotions Group which offers aspiring authors help with editing, publishing, marketing, and other services to jump-start their writing ambition. Additionally, she is Editor-in-Chief for Naleighna Kai’s Literary CafĂ© Magazine and Acquisitions editor for NK Recommends—a mail order book service that caters to a select audience. She was born and raised on the Southeast side of Chicago, the setting for most of her novels and where she is currently working on her next books: Slaves of Heaven and Mercury Sunrise.

Website: http://www.naleighnakai.com


About the Book 

Michael “Magic” Arrington’s sudden fame and startling climb up the music charts skyrocketed him into the world of Hollywood glitz and glamour. While all was exciting and wonderful at the beginning, the shady undertakings of the music business caused his life to take a downward spiral, ultimately separating him from his family and his hold on reality. Then he met Maya.

Maya Gervais has completely distanced herself from her past, even going as far as changing her identity to protect her from the one man who wants her dead. She is a civic-minded lawyer who champions for clients who are victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse. So trusting someone enough to fall in love was never a consideration, especially since it could cost her much more than she was willing to give.

After the two have a chance meeting at a concert, a daring escape leads to an exploration of pain and pleasure that sets them both on the path to healing and an into an unlikely romance. However, the path to blissful happiness is never an easy one, as they both have their own demons to confront, including Michael’s jealous manager and Maya’s reluctance to deal with things she would rather forget.

She Touched My Soul is a gripping, engaging novel of loss, love, and everything in between.

Genre: Contemporary Fiction


           About the Author

Angelia Vernon Menchan is wife, mother, nana and mentor. Since January 2006, she has published 34 printed books and an additional 124 ebooks through her small publishing company, MAMM Productions. She is also the Co-founder of Honorable MENCHAN Media, through which she has published books for 15 authors to date. Her personal motto is, ‘There is abundance through God for all of us; we simply have to be open for our blessings.'

In 2017 she decided to add her hallmark phrase “Just LOVE” to coffee mugs and tee-shirts. This phrase has taken on a life of its own! In addition, Angelia is a prolific public speaker and mentor to women of all ages. 

She resides in Jacksonville, Florida with her husband and cover designer, Maurice Menchan.

Website: http://www.angeliavernonmenchan.com


                       About the Book 

Kent and Cina Markham are returning home to start their own business with the thirteen year old son, Kente. Kent has decided that though Kente is a good kid with great grades he is too soft. To correct that he tells Cina ‘hands off’ he’s taking over from there. Cina is miffed but concedes. The thing is who is really schooling whom? Not only that who assists Cina when Kent is mostly focused on his son? Schooling His Son deals with complex father and son and husband and wife issues, realistically.

Genre:  Fiction




            About the Author

Michelle D. Rayford knew she wanted to write books the moment she won a literacy contest in the fifth grade. The writing seed was planted. It only took a couple of decades for that seed to bear fruit. Michelle was never good at gardening.

Even while pursuing a degree in Business Administration, working a government job, getting married and having two daughters, the stories didn’t stop churning in her head. Some even made their way into print in the form of poems, short stories and blog posts.

Michelle lives in a Southern city where she spends any free time reading, writing, listening to 80’s music and playing NBA2K.  She can be contacted at mdrayford@gmail.com or through her website

www.michelledrayford.com

                               
                  About the Book 

Adrienne always wanted a child. Too bad her husband, Logan, doesn’t.

When Adrienne decides to have the baby, her marriage is tested in new ways. Her husband’s reluctant acceptance of their son comes at a price Adrienne doesn’t know she is paying. She has the life she always wanted. So, why isn’t she happy?

Logan’s focus has always been on taking over the family law firm. Having a beautiful woman as his wife completes the picture. When a wealthy client comes to town, Logan seizes the opportunity to surpass his father and put the law firm on the map. If only he can keep his wife in line and his own secrets from coming out. When the past makes its way into the present, will the truth finally set Adrienne free?

 Genre: Fiction
 Amazon: http://amzn.to/2GRYWYT
                                                                                             

                                                        About the Author


Pat Simmons has penned more than thirty-five titles. She is a self-proclaimed genealogy sleuth who is passionate about researching her ancestors, then casting them in starring roles in her novels. She is a three-time recipient of the Romance Slam Jam Emma Rodgers Award for Best Inspirational Romance. Pat describes the evidence of the gift of the Holy Ghost as a life-altering experience. She has been a featured speaker and workshop presenter at various venues across the country. Pat holds a B.S. in mass communications from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts.

Website: http://www.patsimmons.net

                                                              About the Book

Three sisters living in three different cities (Baltimore, St. Louis, and Nashville) make a pact to share responsibilities for their aging relative after authorities find Aunt Tweet across state lines. Her destination had been a neighborhood grocery store. The siblings soon learn the definition of caregiver includes a cup full of patience, a slight sense of humor, and when to cry out for help. Women juggle between career and family all the time, but Tabitha Knicely (St. Louis) is struggling to find a balance. Romance is the last thing she is trying to add to her list. The Aunt Tweet she knew all her life is not the same one who is residing in her home when she accepts the role as a caregiver for six months. Overwhelmed can’t begin to describe her emotions. Marcus Whittington is an opinionated, successful business owner, but he has a soft side when it comes to the elderly. They remind him of good memories of his grandparents. When Aunt Tweet is the mystery woman who stakes out his porch, he becomes concerned that she is not being taken care of properly. He sheds his misconceptions about what Tabitha isn’t doing right when he discovers that every caregiver needs a caregiver. Marcus knows in order to win Tabitha's heart; he has to charm Aunt Tweet's too.


Genre: Christian Romance
Releasing:  April 3, 2018. For information about this book visit the author’s website: http://www.patsimmons.net


Book tour hosted by Write Now Literary Book Tours 

This is What It Looks Like When You Ignore God (Video)

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Good morning, loves!

I don't have much for you guys today, but I wanted to show you this hilarious video I found on YouTube!

Winston Mayo from The Blessing Report gave us a hilarious, yet accurate depiction of what we look like when we don't listen to God talking to us, even when He is plainly speaking! Check it out!



Can you relate? Ever found yourself in this situation? I know I have! Tell me about a time when you blatantly ignored God's voice and the outcome in the comments below!

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5 Shows That I Wish Were Still On the Air

Monday, March 5, 2018


Television is one of my favorite pastimes. It helps me relax from work and just ease my mind in general, unless it's a show like This Is Us, which jacks me up emotionally each time I watch, or The Haves and the Have Nots, which just keeps me begging for more drama and craziness.

But, despite all of the amazing shows out there to watch, there are still a few that ended years ago that still have a special spot in my heart. Here are 5 shows that I still will sit and binge-watch to this day, in hopes that they will come back.


1. The Real Husbands of Hollywood

This show is number 1 on the list for multiple reasons. For one, it's my most recent binge-watch. Second, it entertained me more than any of the "Real Housewives" reality shows. And three, it was SO funny! All the random antics and adventures the guys went on, the satires, and roasting.....what's better than that? I really wish this series was still going, because it had so much potential to keep going and the people on the show were amazing.


2. The Neighbors

The Neighbors ended in 2014, but I finished binge-watching this series on Hulu right before I started Real Husbands of Hollywood. I'm a sucker for a good, family-friendly sitcom and I love to laugh. The plot seemed far-fetched, but it was funny and relatable and I just loved it so mcuh! I wanted to see what was going to happen with Larry Byrd having the baby!


3. All That

Now All That came out in the 90's so I didn't get to appreciate the series like most others, but the reruns are great! It was like a pre-teen SNL! And with all the other mess on TV, kids need that nowadays!


4. Psych

Psych was a great show! I know they just came out with Psych: The Movie, but that's not enough for me - I need a full reboot! Two lifelong friends come together with their silly antics to help the police department. I love it!


6. Reunion

Reunion was one of those shows that ran in between the regular seasons of popular shows on FOX, but for whatever reason, watchers never got to see the last episode. Who killed the girl? That's all I wanna know! That's all!

What are some shows you really loved that aren't air anymore? Were you a fan of these shows too? Let's talk in the comments below!

Introducing Swag IQ! (US Only)

Wednesday, February 21, 2018


Want to earn money while answering fun trivia questions? SwagIQ (available for iPhone and. Android) is a live, multiplayer trivia game show you play from your phone!

Each weekday, Swag IQ broadcasts a live game. Simply tune-in at the appointed time by launching the SwagIQ app and log-in with your Swagbucks account credentials. If you don't have a Swagbucks account, you can sign up for one here and then download the app!

Our game show host will then ask a series of multiple-choice trivia questions. You’ll have 10 seconds to answer each one. Get it right; you get SB and move on. Answer them all correctly and you can win a grand prize! If more than one player wins, the winners split the grand prize.

Get it wrong; still play along. Some questions have an SB award attached to them. If you answer those questions correctly, you get those SB, even if you’re out of the running for the big money. And, if you’re in a groove but miss a question, you’ll have the option to rejoin a game by redeeming a few SB.

The first public game is today at 4PM Eastern Time/1PM Pacific Time. So, tune-in then win up to $1000 playing SwagIQ. The host will review how to play before the game starts!
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