Jul 22, 2016

"I Love You Just Because" Children's Book Review/ Giveaway

   "I Love You Just Because" is the 3rd book by author Donna Kieth.  This adorable book is about 3 bears which are totally different from one another, but they are equally loved by their parents.  The bears sometimes ask why they are loved by their parents and the answer is ," we love you just because we asked God for you and you are all gifts from him."
   There is a Polar Bear, Panda Bear and a Brown Bear in the family.  Polar asks his grandfather, a Brown bear, if he loved him even though they don't look the same and the grandfather replied, "Of course I love you just because you are you."

Jul 20, 2016

"Caged No More" on DVD Review

Caged No More (DVD)

   I just watched one of the best movies I have seen in a long time , "Caged No More".  This movie left me in tears and wiser to a huge problem I had never really thought much about.  Sex trafficing is taking place all across the world and maybe in your own community.  This movie deals with it very realistically and you will not be able to watch it and not be touched.
   Aggie is a cajun black woman that is a god-mother to 2 beautiful young girls.  Aggie watched as the girl's mother overdoses, but first she tells Aggie to please save her girls and that all the information is in the laptop and it explains how her husband, Jack, is involved.  Jack has been abusing the mother for years and has run off with both girls.

Jul 19, 2016

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   Are you wanting to continue out the summer with some extra fun?  Then check out this awesome giveaway - Save $10 on a -Large -1 Topping Pizza with 4 Drinks and 50 tokens + 10 free ones all for only $29.99 @ Chuck E. Cheese  and you can also save $10 on a pair of shoes at Payless Shoes. We can all use a little saving at this time of year.

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Jul 13, 2016

"All Things Bright and Beautiful" Book Review/Giveaway

  " All Things Bright and Beautiful", all creatures great and small, all things bright and beautiful, the Lord God made them all.  Those are the verses of the first few pages of the wonderful book, "All Things Bright and Beautiful," by Cecil Frances Alexander and illustrated by Katy Hudson.  I love this gorgeous book that lets little children know that God made everything and he made it all beautiful.  

   This book was first published in 1848 and it became the favorite book of many Sunday school classes down through the ages.  I remember as a child reciting this complete rhyme and loving it.

Jul 6, 2016

NyQuil--- ZzzQuil SleepAid Review

The Influenster
  I received the Sleep - Aid  ZzzQuil from Nyquil to help me sleep at night.  I lost my daughter last year and ever since then I have not been able to sleep because I am so stressed.
  I have really been wanting to try a sleep aid that is not habit forming and it doesn't take a prescription to get it.  So I was lucky enough to be an Influenster  reviewer and I got to try ZzzQuil for free of charge.

Jul 2, 2016

How to Take A Summer Vacation With Children - And Survive It

  Summer - it is what every family waits all year for .  Summer vacation - what every family can't wait to do, but dreads the traveling because all the kids do is fight. 
  Every year our family decides together where we want to go for Summer vacation - the beach, amusement park, water park, the mountains ect...   We all get so excited looking through magazines and online to choose the perfect place, but then the reality sets in, "what can we do to make the car ride to and from the final destination and back home again, be fun and not full of arguements and fights?***
   After we settled on a really awesome looking amusement park in Hot Springs, Arkansas we then had to get down to business on what we needed to make this a less stressful car trip so we could actually enjoy our summer vacation without coming home with bad memories.

Jul 1, 2016

"Would A Worm Go On A Walk?" Book Review/Giveaway

  I just read the cutest book to my 4 year old grandson, "Would A Worm Go On A Walk?" by Hannah C. Hall.  This book has brightly colored and adorably drawn pictures.  The story starts off asking," Would a worm go on a walk if you could lead him down the street?" and as you read it watch your little one laugh at the site of animals out of their elements, like this worm in 4 little tennis shoes.  My grandson laughed all through this book.
  Your child will love listening as you ask if a  LadyBug would wear lipstick.  No, of course not because some ladybugs are boys.  Can a piglet play the piano and sing?  No, of course not.

Jun 28, 2016

Farm Day Book Review Win 4 Books for Children Giveaway

    Farm Day is a  darling book by Tina Marie Kaht.  This book is all about the animals you may find on a farm.  The story begins with a little boy and girl that begin their day watching all kinds of animals and listening to the sounds they make.  There are chickens and baby chicks that say, "cluck,cluck,cluck" and a rooster who can wake you up with a "cock-a-doodle-doo".  There is a cat that chases a mouse, a dog that chases the cat, a mother duck and her 3 little ducklings that waddle, waddle, waddle and say "quack,quack, quack".  There are other farm animals all beautifully designed by Hatice Bayramoglu.
  As you read these pages help your children find little hidden animals.  At the end of the day, the children say their prayers and lay down for the night.  You can see them dreaming of flying to the moon in their dreams.

Jun 27, 2016

Water Wipes @ Walmart Review/ Giveaway

   How many times have you used a wipe on your baby's bottom or face and it would start turning red?  My kids all have sensitive skins and this has happened many times.  I had a few moms come over for coffee and we all discussed this happening to our children.  I gave all the moms a package of  Water Wipes and let them try a package for a week.  Every mom came back and said how they loved Water Wipes!  Each one said there was no redness, rash or irritated skins on their children.

Perky-Pet Cranberry Hobnail Vintage Bird Feeder Review/ Giveaway

   I love birds!  I especially love hummingbirds!  I recently found a really awesome online store that sells some gorgeous bird feeders- Perky Pet.  I fell completely in love with their Vintage Collection of feeders.
Here is their collection of Vintage feeders:

Enter to win your favorite Perky-Pet vintage-inspired bird feeder.

     Perky- Pet let me choose one of these feeders to review and it was so hard because there are so many beautiful feeders to choose from.  I finally chose the Cranberry Hobnail Vintage Feeder.  It is the next to last one (from left to right) in the picture above.  I love this beautiful pink bubbly glass and the awesome tray below with flowers for the birds to drink from.  Here is a bigger picture of the one I chose:

Jun 23, 2016

"When Calls the Heart - Heart of a Hero" DVD Review/Giveaway

When Calls The Heart: Heart Of A Hero

   Episode 3 of Season 3 brings us another great show from the Hallmark Channel and produced by Michael Landon Jr.  This time the town will receive new arrivals - some good, some not so good.  Titled. "When Calls the Heart - Heart of a Hero".
   The town has reinstated Pastor Frank after they forgave him  about his criminal past. but the gang he ran with, the Garrison Gang, are in town and they are making things very hard on Pastor Frank.  The gang is trying to break up Pastor Frank and Abigail Stanton (Lori Laughlin).
   A new nurse has also arrived in Hope Valley to see to Lee Coulter's foot injury.  The nurse, Faith Carter is from Hamilton and just as soon as Faith is settling in her very possessive and jealous fiance arrives.

Jun 22, 2016

Rib Roast Rack Cave Tools Review

Cave Tools

 Cave Tools is an awesome company that I have reviewed for several times and all their products have been nothing but the best, so when I was allowed to review the new Rib Roast Rack, I was very excited.
Rib Roast Rack

   This rack is unique because you can cook a chicken, a slab of ribs, a Butt Roast or any other type of meat on it.  The flip side can be used for ears of corn, sausages or even kabobs.  Last week, I cooked a whole Pork Butt Roast and it was so tender.  Usually, I have to cook it in a slow cooker, but I was wanting a smoked, whole roast this time and this rack let me do that.  Last night I cooked Rib Eye Steaks. We turned the rack over and placed steaks between the racks and they came out so juicy and delicious.

Jun 21, 2016

Un-AshamedHealing Our Brokeness and Finding Freedom From Shame Review/Giveaway

   I was asked to review the book, "Un-Ashamed" and I agreed, but I truly had no idea what this book would mean to me.  Shame is everywhere and it is very hard to talk about.  But, it is a word, and a feeling that has been around since the beginning of time.  Adam & Eve were very shamed at their displeasing God when they ate from the forbidden tree.  After God punished them from the garden they both noticed they were naked, something that never bothered them before they sinned.  As hurt as God was at them, he still wrapped them in clothing.  Showing us that no matter what we do to shame ourselves God is there to wrap us up in his love and forgiveness.
   I lost my daughter in November in a tragic death, she took her own life.  This left my family and I devastated.  Was I the reason? Did I say something to push her to do it?  I was so ashamed of myself for some of the things I had said that were possibly not the right words and I was ashamed for not truly praying for her to change her ways.  I sometimes still blame myself for her death.  I read some wonderful healing words in this book that made me feel more un-ashamed than I originally did.  I learned that God's grace saved me from my wrongful doings, because I would always pray that she would change and that God would help me through it.  God's grace intervened and removed my shame when he died on that cross 2000 years ago.  

Jun 20, 2016

Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood on iPhone or iPad Review w/Free Download

  Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood originates from Prokofiev's 1936 children’s classic and it has been re-done by a children's classical orchestra and the story goes along with the music.  I was asked to review this excellant musical story and then to hold a party in honor of the movie.  I must say I have never really listened to classical music before this review and now I know I have been missing out on excellant music and the perfect way to tell a story.
 The story begins when Peter moves from Russia to live with his hippie grandfather who is a gardner to a famous celebrity in Hollywood. The music will guide you along as Peter meets his grandfather and is sort of taken back at his appearance.  This story and most of the voices are read by rock and roll singer -Alice Cooper.

Jun 18, 2016

Transformers Robots in Disguise " Mission Discovery" Review/Giveaway

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  The evil band of Decepticon prisoners have escaped and hidden somewhere on Earth and in this new DVD Transformers Robots in Disguise - "Mission Discovery" the people of Earth are in need of their heroes the Transformers.  These guys:Bumblebee, Strongarm, Sideswipe and Grimlock and their human allies Denny and Russell are ready to go to catch these terrible prisoners before they destroy lives.
 Watch a clip from this movie below: