Wisconsin Ginseng

Have you considered ginseng?

Baumann Wisconsin Ginseng

I can’t say that I knew much about this root and my curiosity led me to Baumann. They have been growing ginseng since 1978 and they are the largest producer of American ginseng grown in the United States. Their website contains bunches of information about ginseng; it’s benefits, it’s production, and recipes.

Claims are that ginseng helps with immune support, cold recovery, and increased energy and memory. This plant (called a man root because of its person like shape) is labeled an adoptogen which I understand to mean that it helps the body with stress. Any we all know the role that stress plays with diseases and ailments. 

Baumann Wisconsin Ginseng is available on their site and also on Amazon. To be sure you get the real thing, they have what is called RootWise. It is a QR code on Baumann products so you know that they are authentic. 

Baumann Ginseng Capsule Supplement Directions: Take 2 capsules with water twice a day.

Each capsule contains 100% pure American Ginseng. Capsules contain gelatin, purifled water, and glycerin.


I’ve taken for a week now without any stomach upset or any other side effects. There are two of us trying this. I will update.

Three weeks of Ginseng and I think it is helping with focus. I have usually experienced lower energy during winter with the less daylight hours. 


Disclaimer: Any information found on Notes From Dawn should not be relied upon to determine dietary changes, a medical diagnosis or treatment. When starting a supplement or for information about a supplement, please consult with your health care professional.

Buamann provided their Wisconsin Ginseng capsules to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Kids Sports Insulated 12 oz Water Bottle

Our Kids Insulated Polar Bottle helps athletes of all ages stay refreshed and hydrated throughout the day, no matter the activity. Just the right height and size for kid’s bike cages, lunch boxes and features indented finger grooves to make it easier for smaller hands to grip and hold. The bottle’s bright and colorful kid friendly designs include Tri-Layer™ Insulation to keep their liquids cool twice as long and an integrated Dash Handle™ for easy transport and carrying.  An easy to drink sport cap makes for quick hydration – pull for a cool stream and push to lock for a spill-free seal.

The kids bottles come in two patterns (daybreak and fireworks) with a few color choices. It’s a simple design that works for boys and girls.

Great things on this bottle are the sports cap, a loop handle, and no leaks! The bottle has a soft feel making it easy to hold. 100% BPA-free, insulated, and made in Colorado.

Polar Bottle comes with a lifetime guarantee. Also replacement parts are available so no worries if a lid or loop gets lost. 

This 12 oz size is perfect for kids and adults who prefer a smaller water bottle (like me). It fits easily into the side elastic pocket of most backpacks. 

We love them for pool deck

and pickleball court

Polar Bottle provided the Kids Sport Bottles to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

 

Play the Ukulele

Play the Ukulele: Melodies, Chords, and Progressions

Paperback 160 pages

2020

“SECTION 1 briefly goes over some of the basics of how to tune the ukulele, how to read tablature, and so on.SECTION 2 is made of common melodies such as Jingle Bells, Ode to Joy, and so on.SECTION 3 introduces melodies from the Classical repertoire.SECTION 4 is all about chords, strumming finger-picking, and progressions used in pop, rock, blues, country, and jazz.SECTION 5 goes deeper into Classical repertoire and includes two arrangements of each piece of music — a single-note melody, and a much more challenging chord-melody arrangement.”

I like that the book has clear print and that the material/music utilizes the entire page. That makes it easy to look at and use while playing. It is not a stand alone curriculum (what is) but certainly a terrific resource to use with other books. It is a skill builder for beginner and intermediate ukulele players. The author, Robert Anthony, has many music books available on Amazon.

Robert Anthony provided this book to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

Ukulele from Scratch

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“What every beginner needs to know to get up and playing as soon as possible, plus somewhere to go after that.  Learn how to tune your uke and to strum some simple chords from our favorite Chord Families: C, G, F, D and A. Plenty of familiar song examples, as well as referrals to classic songs on You Tube.  Once you’ve exhausted all the play-along songbooks and web sites that are available, this book will lead you into the realm of Comprehension. There is fingerpicking (including Travis-picking), Twelve Bar blues, cool chords around the neck, some useful scales and an explanation of the Minor Keys. There’s no need to read music, and there is just enough music theory to help make you a better player, including the demystification of the Circle of Fifths.”

spiral bound, 100 pages

Ukulele From Scratch is a handy resource. The information is presented in a conversational style and in user friendly segments. It isn’t a stand alone curriculum but the material is valuable for beginner players. I love clearly explained music theory!

One downside for me is that the book uses only tablature. I like having tabs with standard music notation and wish the author had put that into this book. I think it helps the learning process to see the musical relationship between the notes that make up the music.

This book and others are available at the Skeptical Guitarist website (and Amazon).

Pop Superstar Bruce Emery

Bruce Emery (see above image ) provided this book to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

How to Create Manga

“Anatomy and art combine in this incredibly detailed manga drawing guide that offers an in-depth look at the human body.”

Tuttle Publishing 

Paperback, 176 pages

over 1,500 illustrations


There are four How to Create Manga drawing books in this series from Tuttle Publishing. Drawing the Human Body, Drawing Clothes and Accessories, Drawing Facial Expressions, and Drawing Action Scenes and Characters.

All the books have lots of illustrations with text offering plenty of tips and helpful suggestions. These drawing guides are suitable for artists ages 6 up.  They contain common manga themes so I would venture to say they are appropriate for most people. I however tend to steer away from the super hero content so there is a lot in the books that I do not have any interest in. The books contain only people, there are no animals. A talented 2nd grade artist and myself reviewed these titles. It is our first look at manga so we don’t have a comparison; as a drawing guide it is neatly presented. Drawing the Human Body and Drawing Clothes and Accessories were our favorites and we will be drawing up some cute manga people and scenes.

Tuttle Publishing provided the How To Create Manga books to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

 

“America’s 61 National Parks are a must-see for every nature lover and adventurer around the world, and Explore! America’s National Parks shows the parks region by region, detailing not-to-be missed sights, as well as all the things to see and do. Would you like to kayak down a river? Or follow a trail of badger tracks? Or maybe take a ride on the back of a llama? With consultancy from a real Park Ranger, the book contains a variety of exciting and interactive information, from full-page landscape artwork, to activity spreads featuring flora and fauna to search for in the park, to maps plotting all 61 National Parks in each region. Plus, readers get a history of the parks, what to pack for camping and hiking, and information on environmental issues, endangered animals, and protecting the parks, and more.”

Hard cover, 96 pages

A great resource for ages 7 and up. Explore America’s National Parks offers geography, history, and lots of facts about wildlife and their habitat. The 9×10 size book has full pages of illustrations which are mostly drawings and a few photos. The text is nicely placed throughout. Great for any home or classroom. Highly recommend.

Kane Miller EDC Publishing provided this book to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

1879 Apparel

1879 Apparel

1879 Apparel celebrates the history and development of the ‘ukulele. Founded by James Hill, ukulele performer and teacher, this brand new site offers ukulele tees for men and women.

Also available is an organic cotton, made in the USA songbook tote bag!

The songbook bag comes in natural with black letters or black with natural letters. A great gift idea for that great ukulele player you know.

16″ W x 13″ H x 4″ D with 23″ handles

James Hill/ 1879 Apparel provided songbook bags to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

Revelation Timeline Decoded by David Nikao Wilcoxson - end times prophecy

2021

paperback 482 pages

author David Nikao Wilcoxson

Author’s Biography

My ministry focuses on writing Bible prophecy study books which expose the enemy’s prophecy fulfillment deceptions. I’ve written three prophecy books: The 70th Week Of Daniel 9 Decoded; The Olivet Discourse Decoded; and Revelation Timeline Decoded. All three of these prophecies are extremely important, as they validate the authority of Scripture and Messiah’s deity. This is why the enemy has worked so hard to hide the truth.

The Revelation Bible study book guides you through the fulfillment by referencing a Bible prophecy chart, a timeline, and lots of Revelation commentary. My goal is to include enough information to prove out the fulfillment, but to do it in a concise, easy to understand format, Bible prophecy for dummies and experts.

I pray that there will be a great awakening in these end times, that people will see the glorious truth of the fulfillment of these prophecies, to cast down the power of the enemy, to set the captives free and that a great multitude will be redeemed into the kingdom for the glory of our Heavenly Father and beloved Messiah!

I purchased David’s book the day it became available on Amazon. Recommended reading. Hoping this book reaches many.

Mel Bay

With over 1,000 chord diagrams and 37 full-sized fingerboard charts, Mastering Ukulele Chord Inversions is the most comprehensive and useful ukulele chord book ever published.

Paperback, 60 pages. Author Mark Nelson

This book is a helpful resource for intermediate ukulele players. I recommend checking out the Mel Bay publications website for additional music books.

Mel Bay provided the Mastering Ukulele Chord Inversions book to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

“Whether you are an intermediate player looking for your first guide to understanding the fretboard or a seasoned pro in need of a complete reference to complex harmonies, there’s no more detailed and comprehensive a book than Brad Bordessa’s Ukulele Chord Shapes ebook.”

The method of this book is what I was excited to review!

Ukulele Chord Shapes presents chords in a different light than other books: as movable shapes. In this way you can reduce mental clutter and make learning chords 12 times more efficient. Each shape in the book shows a highlighted root that easily allows you to move a single chord shape into all twelve keys.”

Understandable and comprehensive, this book would be of value to any ukulele player. I would highly recommend for use as part of a self teaching curriculum. It is available as an ebook or as a print copy. Check out Brad Bordessa’s website, Live Ukulele. ‘Ukulele Chord Shapes is one of three ukulele books he has published.

Brad Bordessa provided an ‘Ukulele Chord Shapes ebook to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.