Saturday, September 23, 2017

Crated with Love Subscription Box Review


In 2014 Tyler and Michelle Turk founded the subscription box service Crated with Love.

The mission at Crated with Love is to keep the best part of your relationship alive and thriving through love and laughter with creative, simple date ideas.

Many other subscription boxes focus on the items within.  These are a little different. Every item in each box has a designated purpose in building skills in your relationship.  They do not source items based on price or perceived value, but rather on how well they connect with their theme and activities. If you are looking to get a bunch of “things”, Crated with Love may not be the best fit. However, if you are looking for specialized date night activities focused on improving your relationship skills as a couple, they are there for you! 
BET ON MY LOVE
$24.99


WHAT DO I GET IN EACH BOX?

I can’t tell you. Why? Part of the recipe for a great date is a little mystery and spontaneity. The surprise activities will help you connect more intimately with your partner. What I CAN tell you is that you will have a fantastic time if you put forth the effort. Each box has a specific theme and with that theme comes 3-4 date activities, games, or projects, all centered around romance and laughter, two crucial ingredients to a healthy relationship.

I received complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review-  I had mixed feelings about the boxes I received, while I do understand that they are created for the pourpose of helping people who would not otherwise be able to start up a session like this, I still feel that with some creative thinking you could replicate this stuff at home. The bottom line for me with this is basically it depends on why and who you gift this box to that will make all the difference.  

I am not going to say that these are not thoughtfully packed or that they are not going to help to bring a couple closer.   I think that if there is some kind of lacking in a relationship, the thought starters and goals may really be appreciated.  

You will need to have a partner, you will also need to be ready for anything, because at some point over sharing might even lead to other things both good and bad.  There has to be a great effort and time spent on these boxes to really get the full effect of the worth they offer.  

While these might have not been the perfect fit for me, I still feel they are worth sharing about and could benefit my readers. 


Good Night Tales by C.S. Fritz Review

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Good Night Tales: A Family Treasury of Read-Aloud Stories
by C.S. Fritz

Good Night Tales leads your children through a vivid, beautiful, and imaginative adventure through Scriptural truths. This collection of Scripture-based stories brings a forest to life through animal kings, trolls, plum-loving giants, and fiddle-playing crickets. Stories include reimaginings of Israel asking for a new king, parables about searching for the kingdom of God, and Psalm 23

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's review-  The book is written for people with a strong imagination, it is perfect for young ones and with the added illustrations creates a group of really cute stories.  It is faith based, but not preachy although you do get the meanings if not subtly.  I enjoyed not only reading it outloud to my whole family, but also sharing this one with friends.

Coloring Christmas Devotions By by Lizzie Preston Review

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Coloring Christmas Devotions
By Thomas Nelson

Enjoy all the best parts of the Christmas season as you spend time reflecting on God’s greatest gift for His children: the birth of Jesus. This unique coloring book also includes devotions perfect for the season. Take a few minutes out of the busyness of Christmas to spend time in devotional thought, while relaxing through stress-free coloring.

With inspirational devotions on one side and a festive Christmas scene to color on the opposite page, Coloring Christmas Devotions will be a welcome part of your holiday celebrations. Take a few quiet moments to yourself to reflect on the reason behind the festivities as you read through the Scripture verses and devotions and color the pen-and-ink illustrations.

This coloring book is unique with a trim size that is easy to fit into a purse or bag, an embellished cover, perforated pages, and a low price point.

A beautiful gift or a fun treat for yourself, Coloring Christmas Devotions will help you focus your heart on the true meaning of Christmas.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's review- A great book of unique and beautiful Christmas illustrations, that any age will enjoy coloring and the pages are thick enough to use marker or you can even tear them out, if you do not mind destruction of the book.   It is compact enough to fit in a bag for on the go, so the kids will have something fun or you can destress during the holiday.

Eileen Spinelli’s Love You Always Blog Tour .@WorthyPub #WorthyKidsIdeals



Love You Always 
by Eileen Spinelli

Book Specs
Publication Date: September 19, 2017
Author/Illustrator: Eileen Spinelli/Gillian Flint
ISBN: 9780824956868
Price: $15.99
Format: Jacketed Hardcover
Page Count: 32
Ages: 4–7

Author Bio

Eileen Spinelli spent Saturdays at the public library as a child, and it was there that she decided to become a writer. She’s authored more than fifty children’s books, including Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch; The Best Story; and Two to Cuddle. Eileen lives in Media, Pennsylvania. When she and her husband, Jerry, who’s also an author, are not writing, they are hanging out with their grandkids (30 and counting), playing Scrabble, reading, watching old movies, and raising Monarch butterflies.

Illustrator Bio
Gillian Flint has had a passion for drawing and creating characters for as long as she can remember, so a career in illustration was a natural path for her to take. Her work has been published in the UK, USA, and Australia for clients such as Highlights, Five Mile Press, OUP, and Little Bee Books (book forthcoming). She enjoys using watercolors, crayons, ink, and digital illustration to create a variety of artistic styles. In her spare time, Gillian enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and pottering about in the garden on sunny days.


I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's review- An easy to read children's book, or a book that is easy for you to read to your child.  It is simple enough to read in a sitting or a few pages a night before bed.   I think the author shares a good message along with a fantastic read for younger children, but really any age would benefit from the meaning.


Friday, September 22, 2017

NuNaturals Gift Package Giveaway

4 items for NuNaturals Givaway

Welcome to the
NuNaturals Gift Package Giveaway

Dates: September 22, 2017, at 9:00 am EST to October 18, 2017, at 11:59 pm EST

Prize: FOUR lucky readers will win a NuNaturals Gift Package worth $70 each

Hosted By Sweet Southern Savings

I would like to give a big shout out to all the blogs participating in this giveaway! I couldn’t do it without you. Thank you for bringing this promotion to your readers.

GOOD LUCK!!!!


Disclaimer: Sweet Southern Savings nor any blog promoting this giveaway, is not responsible for the awarding of the prize. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment. 
Disclosure of Material Connection: The giveaway host has received the products mentioned above for free to facilitate the writing of a review. Regardless, she only recommends products or services that she uses personally and believes will add value to readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.


Newman's Own Snacks Giveaway

Newman's Own Snacks Giveaway

Welcome to the Newman's Own Snacks Giveaway!

1 winner

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 10/19/17. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment.

 If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Enter below and Good Luck!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Children’s Chewable Multi Vitamin Giveaway

Welcome to the Super Vites – Children’s Chewable Multi Vitamin Giveaway (3 Winners!) ~ Ends 10/13

3 Winners ~ Each Will Receive a Months Supply of Super Vites Children's Chewable Multi Vitamins. A $60 TRV


This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 10/15/17. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. 

If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Enter below and Good Luck!

NeoCell $100 Gift Certificate Giveaway

Looking Beautiful With NeoCell $100 Gift Certificate Giveaway

Welcome to the Looking Beautiful With NeoCell $100 Gift Certificate Giveaway!

1 winner

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 10/11/17. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment.

If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Enter below and Good Luck!

Kids Love Learning On The Go Giveaway

Kids Love Learning On The Go Giveaway

Welcome to the Kids Love Learning On The Go Giveaway!

1 winner

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 10/19/17. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. 

If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Enter below and Good Luck!

Thirty-One Gifts Zip-Top Organizing Utility Tote Giveaway

Thirty-One Gifts Zip-Top Organizing Utility Tote Giveaway

Welcome to the Thirty-One Gifts Zip-Top Organizing Utility Tote Giveaway!

1 winner

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 10/19/17. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment.

 If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Enter below and Good Luck!

Reading People by Anne Bogel Review



Reading People: How Seeing the World through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything
by Anne Bogel

If the viral Buzzfeed-style personality quizzes are any indication, we are collectively obsessed with the idea of defining and knowing ourselves and our unique place in the world. But what we're finding is this: knowing which Harry Potter character you are is easy, but actually knowing yourself isn't as simple as just checking a few boxes on an online quiz.

For readers who long to dig deeper into what makes them uniquely them (and why that matters), popular blogger Anne Bogel has done the hard part--collecting, exploring, and explaining the most popular personality frameworks, such as Myers-Briggs, StrengthsFinder, Enneagram, and others.

She explains to readers the life-changing insights that can be gained from each and shares specific, practical real-life applications across all facets of life, including love and marriage, productivity, parenting, the workplace, and spiritual life. In her friendly, relatable style, Bogel shares engaging personal stories that show firsthand how understanding personality can revolutionize the way we live, love, work, and pray.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's review-  I think of this author as someone who will tell it like it is and clearly line it out for you.  I feel her book is sincere, real and very on point.  The research must have been really extensive  to be able to key in so precisely.   I actually wanted to learn more about this author and check out her blog etc, because of the writing style and voice that she puts forth.  This book when used correctly can be a life changer.


A Place Called Heaven by Dr. Robert Jeffress Review



A Place Called Heaven: 10 Surprising Truths about Your Eternal Home
by Dr. Robert Jeffress

If any of us learned we were going to move to a foreign country, we'd do everything we could to learn about that place so that we'd be prepared when moving day arrived. As Christians, we know some day we will leave our familiar country and be united with God in heaven. And yet many of us know very little about this place called heaven.

In this enlightening book, bestselling author Dr. Robert Jeffress opens the Scriptures to unpack ten surprising truths about heaven and explain who we will see there and how we can prepare to go there someday. Perfect for believers or skeptics who are curious about heaven.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's review-  I am a super open minded person especially when is come to religion, because I love to find out everyone's views and how they came to that conclusion.  While I am not sure if this book is going to be accurate, I can tell you it  is faith based and depending on your religion it will either be really good or kind of out there.

Money Problems, Marriage Solutions by Chuck Bentley Review



Money Problems, Marriage Solutions: 7 Keys to Aligning Your Finances and Uniting Your Hearts 
by Chuck Bentley

Arguments about money are by far the top predictor of divorce, but there is more to money problems than not sticking to the budget.

Chuck and Ann Bentley reveal the underlying issues of financial and relational discord—and show how it robs couples of joy, intimacy, and marital satisfaction. In Money Problems, Marriage Solutions, Crown Financial Ministries CEO Chuck Bentley and his wife Ann present seven keys to peace in marriage and helps couples unite and conquer to resolve financial issues together.

 Through real-life stories, a solid foundation from Scripture, and practical steps for application, this book gives a plan for getting back on the same team.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  As a single mom, I know all too well about financial problems and how it affects me personally.  The stress and constant worry about getting everything provided for and getting some of the older kids into college especially on a single income.

Not everyone has the luxury of sharing this burden with a spouse, so this book was kind of off putting because it seemed like you could only achieve this goal if you have a partner.  I did like the included faith based aspects and if you are married this may really be a great book to help relieve some of the stress.  It is not a miracle cure for debt and can not actually help you to make money, but it does give you clarity and peace of mind.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

#zulily will be going live on Facebook





zulily will be going live on Facebook at 10 a.m. PDT each day this week and  would love for you to check out the Facebook Live styling sessions.

 During these sessions, viewers can learn how to create these looks at home thanks to styling commentary from a panel of experts, including zulily buyers and stylists and Seattle-based fashion bloggers: Bre Sheppard of BreSheppard. com, Sahily Perez of Pretty in Pigment, Asa Herrman of Lace and Pearls, and Emma Cortes of Emma’s Edition. Upcoming fashion themes covered will include, Luxe Textures, Fall Prints, and Curve Appeal and all sessions will highlight trend-forward apparel inclusive of all body types and budgets. See below for links to their latest two Facebook live sessions:

zulily’s shoppable Facebook Live styling sessions will air the following dates:

Monday, Sept. 18 – Pops of Red
Tuesday, Sept. 19 – Budget-Friendly Buys
Wednesday, Sept. 20 – Curve Appeal
Thursday, Sept. 21 – Fall Prints
Friday, Sept. 22 – Luxe Textures

#sponsored 

The Wondrous World of Violet Barnaby $100 Amazon GC or Paypal Cash Giveaway



The Wondrous World of Violet Barnaby Violet Barnaby searches for the joy in life after losing her mother in this sweet and funny follow-up to The Charming Life of Izzy Malone. Violet Barnaby is a having a blue Christmas. She’s still grieving the loss of her mother, and to make things worse, her dad has just married Melanie Harmer, a.k.a. the meanest teacher at Dandelion Hollow Middle School.

But on the day Violet and her dad are packing up and moving into the new house they’ll share with Melanie and Melanie’s two children, Violet finds a letter her mother wrote to her before she died, asking Violet to enjoy Christmas, along with a Christmas Wish List—things her mom wants her to do during the holiday season. On the list are exactly the kinds of things Violet doesn’t want to do this year, like Be Someone’s Secret Santa; Give Someone the Gift of Your Time: Volunteer; and Bake Christmas Cookies.

 Violet shows the letter to her friend Izzy’s Aunt Mildred, who calls a meeting of the Charm Girls, a club Izzy and Violet belong to along with their friends, Daisy and Sophia. Aunt Mildred decides she will give them each a charm to put on their bracelet if they do all of the tasks on the Christmas Wish List, which Violet is not too happy about. She’d rather forget about the list completely, but feels compelled to honor her mother’s wishes. And when Izzy’s crush confides a big secret to Violet, Violet feels like she is stuck between her best friend and the boy who she just might have a crush on, too…   Praise for The Wondrous World of Violet Barnaby "[an] emotionally perceptive novel of grief and recovery." - Kirkus You'll fall in love with Violet and love every minute of living in her wondrous world! - Stephanie Faris
  Author Jenny Lundquist Jenny Lundquist was born and raised in Huntington Beach, California, where she spent her time unsuccessfully learning how to surf. When she was younger, she wanted to be either a rock star or a published author. After she taped herself singing and listened to it on playback she decided she'd better opt for the writing route. Jenny is the author of multiple YA and Middle Grade titles including Seeing Cinderella, The Charming Life of Izzy Malone, The Wondrous World of Violet Barnaby and the forthcoming The Carnival of Wishes and Dreams (2019).
    $100 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Giveaway Ends 10/10/17 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Scratch & Create Books Review

Scratch & Create: Wild Garden

Scratch & Create: Wild Garden by Helen Dardik

Discover amazing, full-color artwork by scratching away metallic coating with a special stylus as you enjoy an extremely relaxing activity.

Let your creativity and senses develop as you work around the page to discover a world of shapes and colors. Scratch off all the coating to reveal 20 delightful, original postcard designs by artist Helen Dardik, ready to send or display.
Scratch & Create: I Love Hand Lettering
Scratch & Create: I Love Hand Lettering by Shandra Smith

Get in touch with your inner poet as you create beautiful quotes on love. The romantic inside you will flourish as you discover amazing, full-color artwork beneath these sheets of metallic coating!

With a special stylus, you can scratch, draw, and design your own pieces of art as you enjoy this relaxing activity. Let your creativity and senses develop as you use lettering stencils to create your favorite, passionate sayings on love against colorful background art by Shandra Smith.

This kit comes with everything artist need to get started; three styles of alphabet stencils, a set of ornaments to decorate your mantras, and 16 scratch sheets. Each sheet comes with a surprise, unique, and colorful backgrounds which will show through your design. Each sheet is perforated for easy removal, so your art is always ready for gift giving or display!

I received complimentary copies.

Cassandra's Review-  If you have an artist or even someone in your life that loves to try new ways to create, the two books above are going to be super.  hey remind me of a toy I had growing up, except you can not redo them.  My older aged kids loved being particular and creating designs but the younger kids just loved the colored background and wanted to play with the scratching aspect so depending on your age level this might be more useful.

Matthew West All In CD Review #ALLIN #FlyBy

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Matthew’s heart behind the album:

Matthew wrote his new album All In with the goal of encouraging himself and others to get up off the sidelines of their faith and really live it out – to go all in in your time with God, all in with your family, all in with your community, and all in battling your fears that may hold you back from becoming who God made you to be. Along that same theme, Matthew will be launching a 6-week All in Challenge on his social media starting 9/18, and each week Matthew will be challenging his fans to go all in in a different part of their lives. What does it look like when a heart that knows Jesus takes a step and holds nothing back? How can we go All In in the places that mean the most?

You can get Social here:


All In (Story Behind The Song) 

Buy Here  
I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's review -  I got this heated feeling like warmth all throughout my soul and then a feeling of pure joy.  I think that this artist has a gift of giving through his voice that makes the listener appreciate and immerse themselves in splendor or worship and is makes great faith based praise music.


Saturday, September 16, 2017

Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE Salad & Snack Set Giveaway

 

  WELCOME TO THE RUBBERMAID BRILLIANCE SALAD & SNACK SET GIVEAWAY!

  1 Lucky Winner will receive a Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE Salad & Snack Set!

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 9/28/2017 at 11:00 am EST. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back or a new winner will be drawn. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contest is responsible for prize fulfillment.

If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.  

$25 Walmart Gift Card GIVEAWAY

 

  WELCOME TO THE $25 Walmart Gift Card GIVEAWAY!

  1 Lucky Winner will receive a $25 Walmart Gift Card


 This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 9/28/2017 at 11:00 am EST. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back or a new winner will be drawn. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contest is responsible for prize fulfillment. 

 If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Friday, September 15, 2017

EQyss ELITE Dog Grooming Products Review @EQyss

EQyss

EQyss uses the highest quality of ingredients available. Human grade ingredients made for Salon quality hair care products for people. Natural botanical extracts. No alcohol, silicone, petroleum based products, synthetic polymers, harsh soaps or detergents.

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Elite Shampoo
$12.99

Sulfate & Paraben Free

EQyss ELITE Sulfate & Paraben Free Conditioning Shampoo is infused with the perfect blend of oils & extracts that leave your pets coat clean, moisturized and radiantly beautiful in one easy bathing routine. Tropical Berry Scent

Hemp Seed, Pomegranate Seed, Sunflower Oils: For natural conditioning, soothing, strengthening, moisturizing and known UV protection.
Panthenol: For hydrating and moisturizing.
Aloe Vera: For healing, soothing and conditioning.
Lavender & Avocado Extracts: For shine enhancement, soothing and cleansing.
Vitamin E: For healing
Vegetable Protein: For hair strengthening, radiance, luxury, and shine.
Organic Apple Cider Vinegar: For pH neutralization


Check out the full line as well as the other products available by EQyss.

Twitter: @EQyss


I received complimentary products.

Cassandra's Review-- I was thrilled with the ease of use, the fact that it can lather but also rinse out when needed.  My dogs enjoyed it and, I did not see any rash or sensitivity after use. 

The Proving by Beverly Lewis Review

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Having left the Amish life for the English world, Amanda Dienner is shocked when she learns that her mother has passed and left her Lancaster County's most popular Amish bed-and-breakfast. The catch is she has to run it herself for one year, acting as hostess. Amanda accepts the terms, but coming home to people she left behind won't be easy.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  I like this author a lot.  While the story is not really new and is very predictable,  and the characters seem to be the same and not really original, the story still hands on itself enough to have kept me interested.  I think that if this is the first time reading one of the book like this written by the author then you might have a little different feeling, but I feel this one is a bit more of a drag on, then a new setting.

A Survival Guide to Controlling & Coping with Gestational Diabetes By Dr Paul Grant Review


Gestational diabetes, or diabetes during pregnancy, is an increasingly common medical condition, affecting around 35,000 women in England and Wales each year, with a threefold increase in diagnosis in the number of people diagnosed in the past ten years.

A diagnosis of diabetes in pregnancy can be stressful and overwhelming and there are often more questions than answers, from 'why me'? to 'what's safe to eat?' to what's going to happen to my baby'? This book, written by by a leading consultant diabetologist, provides a practical, no nonsense approach to understanding the condition, reducing risks and achieving the balance of blood sugar that is crucial to a healthy outcome. Topics include: What is gestational diabetes?

Coming to terms with the diagnosis Antenatal care and support Diet and lifestyle Exercise Medication to help protect you and your baby Getting ready for delivery Your baby's birth and afterwards Diet plans and recipes


About the Author:
Dr. Paul Grant is a Consultant Diabetologist, currently clinical lead for Diabetes care in Brighton & East Sussex and former editor of The British Journal of Diabetes. He developed an interest in the subject whilst he was a trainee, after his wife developed Gestational Diabetes in both of her pregnancies.


I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  The book is a must have for any woman suffering with this problem.  It is super informative and well written in a way that is easy to comprehend without feeling overwhelmed.

5-Word Prayers by Lisa Whittle Review

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5 Word Prayers: Where to Start When You Don’t Know What to Say to God
Prayer Doesn't Have to Be Intimidating

Do you find yourself saying the same things to God over and over again? Does a thriving prayer life feel completely out of reach?

Maybe all it takes to open up to God is five little words. Each entry in this forty-day devotional will provide you with a simple five-word prayer, a corresponding Bible verse, and thoughts to encourage you in your communications with your heavenly Father. The short prayers in this book include...

I need You desperately today.
Set my burdened heart free.
Help me to forgive myself.
The strength of your prayers lies in your heart intent, not your word count. Discover a new joy in your conversations with God!
I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's review-  Have you ever had a prayer experience where you felt like you did not know what to say?  How about if you are a believer in God and trying to teach your kids to pray, but get stuck?  This book is great to help with those moments.  It offers a clean and emotional way to send your prayers along.

The Potential Principle By Mark Sanborn Review

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The Potential Principle
A Proven System for Closing the Gap Between How Good You Are and How Good You Could Be
By Mark Sanborn

Bestselling author Mark Sanborn (The Fred Factor) shows readers how they can get better by discovering and pursuing their true potential.


We all know how good we are, but none of us knows how good we could be. No matter what we’ve achieved so far, one thing is certain: we can still get better. In The Potential Principle, Mark Sanborn teaches readers how to improve by providing practical steps and revealing where to focus efforts.


Getting better results from consistently using a small set of easily remembered tools, ones that prevent complacency, create improvement, and break through barriers. By identifying the four key areas in which improvement is possible—thinking, performing, learning, and reflecting—and applying the four tools of improvement in those areas—disrupt, refocus, engage, and expand—Sanborn reveals the secret for achieving breakthrough improvement in any area of life.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's  review-  A tiny bit hard to get through because of the bigger principles involved, I think that while the author did an amazing job on the topic, there might have been too much heaviness that for me as a reader felt a little tuned out.  I think the main thing for you to enjoy this book more is to really be interested in the topic and have a lot of time to really learn instead of just reading a story.

Come and Eat By Bri McKoy Review

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Come and Eat
A Celebration of Love and Grace Around the Everyday Table
By Bri McKoy

Come with your brokenness, your celebration, and your worries, but most of all come and eat.

In today's busy and often superficial world, we all crave something deeper and truer. Maybe it's relationships that go beyond the surface or gatherings that allow for joy and pain. Bri McKoy tells us this is within reach! All we need is a table, open hearts, and a simple invitation: come and eat.

McKoy invites us to discover how a common dining-room table can be transformed into a place where brokenness falls away to reveal peace and fellowship. Whether the table is laid with bounty or with meager offerings, whether it is surrounded by the Body of Christ or homeless, broken souls, she shows us that healing begins when we say, "Come in. I may not know you, but I know your maker. And so I offer you my heart."

For all those who are hungry and craving more of God's kingdom in their homes, Come and Eat offers recipes, tips, and questions to jump start conversation, while reminding us that fellowship in God's love is always the most remembered, most cherished nourishment. Because when we make room for others, we make room for God, and our homes become a vibrant source of life, just as he means them to be.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  The author welcomes you to learn and trust strangers by feeding them as finding out about them in this book.  While I have personally attended the strangest dinners in my lifetime, this book still give me faith that one day I will be able to do so much more during a sharing a food.


Becoming Momstrong by Heidi St. John Review

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Have you ever looked into the faces of the people who call you "mom" and wondered what in the world you got yourself into?

If you're like many Christian moms today, you've been reading the headlines and watching the rapid-fire changes in our culture with frustration and fear. Let's face it: Moms today are facing questions that previous generations didn't even see coming, and even our right to determine what is best for our own children is under fire.

Popular speaker and blogger Heidi St. John (The Busy Mom) believes that today's mothers need a special kind of strength. We need to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. We dare not rely on human strength for the battles we're facing right now.

In Becoming MomStrong, Heidi has a powerful message just for you--the mom in the midst of it all. Through encouragement, practical prayer points, and authentic "me-too" moments, Heidi equips you for a job that only you can do: to train your children to hear God's voice and to walk in truth no matter where our culture is heading.

God wants to use this generation of mothers to do something extraordinary:

To be strong in the Lord
To know who you are in Christ, and
To impart that strength to your kids.
In other words, He wants you to be Mom Strong! So if you're feeling tired or inadequate today, get ready to find new strength as you join Heidi St. John in Becoming MomStrong.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review Q&A-

- What did you like about the book and why?  I like that the author represents her beliefs so strongly and chose to bring her message through this book.

- What did you not like about the book and why?  I feel that it may be a bit to pushy and have more do moments then teach moments.  It is all faith based and gives no other points.

- What did you learn? I think that the author is strong in her beliefs and pushes them through the book.

- To whom would you recommend this book and why?  A Mom that is strong in their faith and demands their children to learn in a mighty way.

Sweet Potatoes: Roasted, Loaded, Fried, and Made Into Pie by Mary-Frances Heck Review

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Sweet Potatoes
Roasted, Loaded, Fried, and Made into Pie
by Mary-Frances Heck

PRICE:
$16.99

ISBN:
978-0-451-49939-4

RELEASE:
Sep 5th, 2017

FORMAT
Hardcover

60 next-level sweet potato recipes that call on new techniques and bold flavors--like chilies, coconut milk, and chocolate--for flavorful takes on this delicious superfood.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's review-  The book has a lot of spices and ingredients that I usually do not keep on hand in my kitchen.   The methods of frying and over coal cooking is also not easily available,  but a few of the recipes were easy to execute and taste really good.  I also did not realize that you could bake so much with sweet potatoes.


Max and Bird By Ed Vere Review


Max and Bird
ISBN: 9781492635581; September 2017
$17.99 U.S.; Hardcover; Juvenile Fiction/Picture Book

The companion to the New York Times and USA Today bestseller Max the Brave!

When Max meets Bird, Max thinks he'd like to be friends with Bird. He would also like to chase Bird and maybe eat him as a tasty snack. But that's not what friendship is all about...is it?

With the same loveable character and bright, graphic illustrations as Max the Brave, Max and Bird is sure to delight young readers and adults alike.
Ed Vere is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Max the Brave (Sourcebooks, 2015), which was also named one of the Sunday Times’s 100 Modern Children’s Classics.

His book ‘Mr Big’ was chosen by Book Trust as the official Booktime book for 2009 and was distributed to 750,000 British schoolchildren, making it the largest single print run of a picture book. Vere was also the World Book Day illustrator for 2009. In addition to writing and illustrating children’s books, Vere is also a painter and is represented by galleries in London and Los Angeles. He lives in London.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's review-  A children's book that has humor and wonderful illustrations.  The story is simple and easy to read, I think any age would enjoy it, but it is great for younger readers especially if they are learning to read bigger words.  The message of friendship is also wonderful.

Would like to learn how to build with LEGO® ?

Beasts from Bricks

Beasts from Bricks by Ekow Nimako
Amazing LEGO® Designs for Animals from Around the World - With 15 Step-by-Step Projects
ISBN: 9781631592997
Quarry | August 29, 2017

Hold mighty beasts in the palm of your hand! In Beasts from Bricks, LEGO® artist and designer Ekow Nimako shows us how to recreate wild animals in stunning detail. The book presents illustrated step-by-step instructions for building 15 animals from around the world: Africa, Europe, Asia, the Arctic, Oceania, Central/South America, the Caribbean, and North America. Each set of instructions includes entertaining and educational information about the animal's characteristics
How to Build Brick Cars

How to Build Brick Cars by Peter Blackert
Detailed LEGO® Designs for Sports Cars, Race Cars, and Muscle Cars
ISBN: 9780760352656
Motorbooks | September 19, 2017

Brick fans, start your engines! With How to Build Brick Cars, readers will tap into their inner creativity as they build their way through classic and contemporary sports cars, race cars, and muscle cars. Each build was designed by Peter Blackert, one of the world’s foremost custom builders in the brick world as well as a real-life car designer for the Ford Motor Company, and features informative and historical text about each car, step-by-step instructions, and STEM skills masquerading as LEGO® fun!

I received complimentary copies.

Cassandra's review-  The two books help you to not only learn, but also have a lot of fun building with legos or even generic building bricks.  No matter what size the bricks are as long they have the right shapes, the instructions are fairly easy.




Rule of Law Blog Tour @TyndaleHouse #ChristFic #reading @litfuse

A must-add to your fall #reading list: the new legal thriller from Randy Singer and @TyndaleHouse! #ChristFic
Rule of Law
What did the president know? And when did she know it?

For the members of SEAL Team Six, it was a rare mission ordered by the president, monitored in real time from the Situation Room. The Houthi rebels in Yemen had captured an American journalist and a member of the Saudi royal family. Their executions were scheduled for Easter Sunday. The SEAL team would break them out.
But when the mission results in spectacular failure, the finger-pointing goes all the way to the top.
Did the president play political games with the lives of U.S. service members?
Paige Chambers, a determined young lawyer, has a very personal reason for wanting to know the answer. The case she files will polarize the nation and test the resiliency of the Constitution. The stakes are huge, the alliances shaky, and she will be left to wonder if the saying on the Supreme Court building still holds true.

Equal justice under law.

It makes a nice motto. But will it work when one of the most powerful people on the planet is also a defendant?
Randy Singer
Randy Singer is a critically acclaimed author and veteran trial attorney. He has penned more than ten legal thrillers, including his award-winning debut novel "Directed Verdict." In addition to his law practice and writing, he serves as a teaching pastor for Trinity Church in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He also teaches classes in advocacy and ethics at Regent Law School and serves on the school's Board of Visitors.

Find out more about Randy at http://www.randysinger.net.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  It was not so much thrilling as it felt like pulling teeth to get through most of the book. It is just written so long paced as well as adding a ton of politics to the story.  I feel like if the author lighten up on the political aspect and placed more focus on the action or thrill, this might have been less full of wind. 

Just 4 Beauty Scarves Giveaway


Welcome to the Just 4 Beauty Scarves Giveaway!

3 winners - 2 for the dog pattern, 2 for the Nature Pattern Silk Scarf
This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 9/29/17. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Derma Roller System Bundle Pack Giveaway

Derma Roller System Bundle Pack with Derma Cell Cream  
Welcome to the Derma Roller System Bundle Pack with DermaCell Cream Giveaway!
1 Lucky Winner will receive a Derma Roller System Bundle Pack in your choice of Derma Roller size


This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 10/01/17. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back or a new winner will be drawn. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. 

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Kañiwa baby quinoa


BABY QUINOA IS PERFECT FOR BABIES
For babies eight months and above, baby quinoa delivers that same treasure trove of nutrients, in a delicious and easily digestible form. Kañiwa is packed with B vitamins to give babies energy, calcium and phosphorus to promote bone growth, and it’s especially rich in iron.
Kañiwa also delivers amino acids babies won’t get from ordinary grains, especially lysine, which helps little bodies synthesize protein and create energy. It delivers omega fatty acids to help little eyes and brain develop. And it’s full of fiber, aiding in healthy digestion. (Always consult your physician when adding new foods to your baby’s diet.)

HOW TO PREPARE BABY QUINOA FOR YOUR BABY
There are so many great ways to serve baby quinoa. Here are a few ideas:
For a simple baby cereal, boil ½ cup kañiwa in a cup of water or milk for twelve minutes. Then, blend to a smooth purée. You can also add cinnamon or vanilla.
To make a pilaf, mix 1 cup cooked kañiwa with ⅓ cup chicken or vegetable stock, and ¼ cup peas. Simmer for ten minutes.
For a fruity treat, boil ¼ cup kañiwa with ½ cup water, then reduce to a simmer and a small diced apple and a spoonful of raisin. Simmer for five minutes, turn off, and stir in ½ mashed banana and a pinch of cinnamon. Delicious!
Pereg Natural Foods Baby Quinoa is packaged in 5-ounce boxes ($3.57) & resealable 16 oz. bags ($5.50), and is available to food buyers, distributors and food service. Pereg Natural Foods products are sold at supermarkets, specialty stores, and natural food stores nationwide.
                                                     
KAÑIWA HAS BEEN GROWN FOR MILLENIA                          
According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, kañiwa was first domesticated by pre-Columbian settlers of Tiahuanacu in what is now Bolivia and Peru. Suitable for growing in cold temperatures high in the mountains, this super seed remains an Andean staple, and is typically taken on long trips by locals, who prize the lasting energy and nutrients it provides.

I received complimentary product.

Canvas Print by CanvasChamp Giveaway

CanvasChamp Giveaway  
Welcome to the Canvas Print by CanvasChamp Giveaway!
1 Lucky Winner will receive a 12" x 8" Canvas Print

By participating in this giveaway, your email address will be shared with the sponsor of this giveaway, CanvasChamp.com, in accordance with their privacy policy. This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 10/01/17. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back or a new winner will be drawn. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment.


If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.
 
     

QUEEN DUVET SET GIVEAWAY



   WELCOME TO THE CACHE’ DISTRICT QUEEN DUVET SET GIVEAWAY! 1 Lucky Winner will receive a Queen Duvet Set


This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 9/28/2017 at 11:00 am EST. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back or a new winner will be drawn. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contest is responsible for prize fulfillment.

If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.  

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Palmer candy Giveaway

Sponsored By: Palmer

Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

Winner will receive: 

A variety of Palmer candy shown in the giveaway image!

Palmer's products don't just look great; for Palmer, taste and quality are equally important – from creamy, smooth milk chocolate and famous crunchy Double Crisp to delicious filled candies of all shapes. Palmer offers a wide assortment of sweet candy treats for holidays, celebrations and everyday enjoyment.
Open to US entrants only and must be 18+ to enter.
Giveaway Dates ~ 9/12 10:00 PM EST through 9/27 11:59PM EST
Disclosure: Love, Mrs. Mommy and all participating bloggers are not held responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. This giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Facebook or any other social media site. The winner will be randomly drawn by Giveaway Tools and will be notified by email. Winner has 48 hours to reply before a replacement winner will be drawn.

QMT/Kromatix 36" Windchime Giveaway

QMT/Kromatix 36"
 Windchime Giveaway 
Hosted By:
Holiday Contest and Sweep
Presents The:
QMT/Kromatix 36"
 Windchime Giveaway 
3 - Winners

 This giveaway is in no way associated, endorsed or affiliated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other social media networking site.This giveaway will be valid in the Continental United States Only. Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway ends at 12:00 AM (EST) 9/30/2017
 Holiday Contest and Sweeps received a set of the Corinthian Bells Windchimes for review purposes, no other compensation was received. QMT Windchimes will be responsible for awarding and shipping the prize directly to the winner.