Sunday, September 22, 2019

A Private War by Perry Cockerell

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Set between the years 1930 and 1947, “A Private War” follows the intertwining lives of young soldiers, African American war correspondents, and contentious military attorneys. Tragically orphaned as a young child in Alabama, Andre Williams is raised with his best friend, Booker, and experiences youth in a small town filled with friendship, mischief, and romance. When African American soldiers are encouraged to participate in the war effort, the two young men enlist and are sent into the African and European arenas of World War II. While Andre and Booker experience the dangers and difficulties of battle, three war correspondents break the gender and race barrier as they too are sent overseas to cover the experience of the black soldier serving in Africa and Europe.

The journalists build lasting friendships as they risk their lives alongside the soldiers on the battlefront, pursuing stories to send home to Americans breathlessly awaiting news of the war. Tragedy strikes again, and one of the soldiers is forced to face judgment and a court martial, testing the fabric of his existence. The journalists, the soldiers, and the attorneys meet in a dramatic climax where the fine line between dreams and reality becomes the fragile thread that will change their lives forever.

Although a work of fiction, “A Private War” gives the reader a glimpse into the lives of individuals as they endure the perils of war as well as the excitement of a changing world. Historical figures make appearances throughout the story, honoring the brave participation of both men and women on the battlefield and in the press room.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's' Review-  A really nice book that covers moments in time with truths.  It honors and reveals a lot.  It is very easy to get lost in. 

My Name is Happiness by Veronica Plumbe

 Having lived in Kenya for some years Veronica’s parents returned to the U.K. with her when she was six months old.


During her childhood she was captivated by the fascinating stories they told her of their time in Africa and her heart was filled with a boundless love of all creatures great and small.


When she returned to Kenya almost forty years later she felt as if she had “come home” and her love for the continent she barely knew just felt stronger.


On another visit to Tanzania she recalls “When we came into land on a dirt runway I witnessed a journey of giraffe strolling elegantly along the airstrip, a family of warthogs scampering between their legs. “One in particular caught my eye and Happiness was born”.


Synopsis of ‘My Name is Happiness’:


Happiness, our heroine, is a warthog piglet; clever, caring and courageous. She lives on a game reserve in Africa and is the narrator of our tale. Happiness is out one day with her family when her brother is snatched by a lioness, and in the ensuing panic to escape the same fate she is caught in a poacher's trap. Her human friend Peter, The Head Ranger, rescues her and takes her back to his animal sanctuary to recuperate. At Weaver House Animal Sanctuary Happiness makes many wild and wonderful friends and when she learns that some of them have lost loved ones to poachers she is determined to help put an end to this cruel practice. She concocts two wildly imaginative schemes and with the help of her new friends and a full moon she sets out on her daring mission. Even little warthog piglets can help to change the world...



“It is very rare to meet a child who is not captivated by wildlife whether it be a domestic rabbit, baby elephant or silverback gorilla. Their minds are like sponges and will soak up a good story. I sincerely hope that this story will inspire children to support conservation in anyway they can.”



Continuing, “Animals are easy to personify which makes Happiness and her companions wonderful new friends to share this important message and shout it from the treetops. It won’t be long now before some of them will be the adults holding responsibility to preserve the habitats of animals worldwide and prevent many from extinction,” explains the author. “I am lucky that I was introduced to these endangered species many years ago through books, maps and photographs and I hope Happiness story will engage fresh young minds to the plight of many animals.”


Reviews for the book have been impressive. Sophie B. comments, “My Name Is Happiness is an exquisitely illustrated children's story which teaches us about conservation, animal behaviour, the work of conservation charities, and the importance of friendship and teamwork. The kaleidoscope of characters conjure up a magical world where animals can speak to humans. It combines charming timelessness with distinctly modern details, a delightful humour and zest for life. A real work of love.”


Olivia Week adds, “Enchanting book, makes you laugh and cry. I read it to a group of children who were absolutely captivated. Wonderful story to teach children about the importance of animal welfare and conservation. Love love love it.”


‘My Name is Happiness’, from Brown Dog Books, is available now: https://amzn.to/2O1C1mi.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's  Review-  A really great read that teaches and inspires ion a super positive way and enriching kids minds for the better.  Very well thought out and I enjoyed spending time reading it out loud with my family. 

Why Will No One Play with Me? by Caroline Maguire With Teresa Barker

Why Will No One Play with Me?
The Play Better Plan to Help Children of All Ages Make Friends and Thrive
by Caroline Maguire
With Teresa Barker

Why Will No One Play with Me?
From renowned parent expert Caroline Maguire, Why Will No One Play with Me? is a groundbreaking program that has helped thousands of children struggling with social skills to make friends, find acceptance, and have a happy childhood.

Every parent wants their child to be okay–to have friends, to be successful, to feel comfortable in his or her own skin. But many children lack important social and executive functioning skills that allow them to navigate through the world with ease.

In-demand parenting expert and former Hallowell Center coach Caroline Maguire has worked with thousands of families dealing with chronic social dilemmas, ranging from shyness to aggression to ADHD, and more. In this groundbreaking book, she shares her decade-in-the-making protocol–The Play Better Plan– to help parents coach children to connect with others and make friends. Children of all ages–truly, from Kindergarten to college age– will gain the confidence to make friends and get along with others, using tools such as:
*Social Sleuthing: learn to pay attention to social cues
*Post-Play Date Huddles: help kids figure out what to look for in a friendship
*Reflective Listening: improve your child’s relationship with their peers

With compassion and ease, this program gives parents a tangible, easy-to-follow guide for helping kids develop the executive function and social skills they need to thrive.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  In such a negative world it is a wonderful book to absorb and deep think on.  I love the positivity and good tips along with the redirection and ease that the author covers the topic.

Barbie Forever Her Inspiration, History, and Legacy (Official 60th Anniversary Collection)

Barbie Forever
Her Inspiration, History, and Legacy (Official 60th Anniversary Collection)
Barbie Forever Her Inspiration, History, and Legacy (Official 60th Anniversary Collection)
Description
Barbie Forever: Her Inspiration, History, and Legacy presents a detailed, fully authorized portrait of this beloved doll through all-new interviews, original sketches, vintage photos, advertisements, and much more. A double-sided fold out timeline showcases important moments in Barbie history. Explore how the doll came to be, what it takes to create one of her many looks, and how her legacy continues to influence the world.

Since her debut in 1959, Barbie has been breaking boundaries and highlighting major moments in art, fashion, and culture. She has been an interpreter of taste and style in every historic period she has lived through and has reflected female empowerment through the more than 200 careers she has embodied. Today, an international icon, Barbie continues to spark imaginations and influence conversations around the world.

Barbie Forever is a vibrant celebration for the "Barbie Girl" in all of us.
 
I received complimentary copy.

Cassandra' Review-  I enjoy the excellent quality and pages of this book.  The in depth history and beautiful photos.  Perfect for a fan of Barbie and an amazing collectable.  


World's Smartest Air Monitor Giveaway

Welcome to the IQAir AirVisual Pro ~ World's Smartest Air Monitor Giveaway

1 Winner ($269 RV)

This giveaway is part of our Fall Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

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Charcoal BBQ Fall Grill Giveaway

Welcome to the IG Charcoal BBQ Fall Grill Giveaway!

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The Smart Ring Cleaner Giveaway

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Fall Kids Entertainment Giveaway

 
Fall Kids Entertainment Giveaway

Welcome to the Fall Kids Entertainment Giveaway

1 winner

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Xcentz Sports Headphones Giveaway

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Win Xcentz Sports Headphones!

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Softies Nightgown Giveaway

Be Cozy With Softies Nightgown Giveaway Ends 10/9

Welcome to the Be Cozy With Softies Nightgown Giveaway!

1 Winner

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THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 10/09/19. The winner 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 giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. 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.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Showerhead Giveaway

Get Extra Clean Showerhead Giveaway

Welcome to the Get Extra Clean Showerhead Giveaway!

1 Winner

This giveaway is part of our Fall Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

Host is Michigan Saving and More

THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 10/07/19. The winner 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 giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. 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.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Miracle Baby: A Fertility Doctor's Fight for Motherhood by Dorette Noorhasan

Miracle Baby: A Fertility Doctor's Fight for Motherhood
by Dorette Noorhasan
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Helping families grow is what Dorette Noorhasan, MD, does best. As a board-certified ob-gyn and fertility specialist, Dr. Noorhasan pours her energy and care into educating, encouraging, advising, and supporting people who want to bring a new life into the world. But ironically, one of the most notable fertility doctors was not destined for an easy pregnancy herself. In this raw, honest, and emotional narrative, Dr. Noorhasan shares her life story, from her childhood in Antigua to her professional success as a doctor in the United States.

 She delves into her personal struggles with conceiving and the many options she tried before successfully bringing her son into the world via surrogacy. In telling her story, Dr. Noorhasan not only sheds much-needed light on an often silent struggle-a struggle that approximately one in eight women experience-but offers the unique perspective of someone who has been on both sides of the exam table.

Miracle Baby: A Fertility Doctor's Fight for Motherhood offers comfort and insight to those who have been fighting for family: you are not alone.

I received a complimentary ARC.




Illustration Studio: Drawing Manga Heroines and Heroes Review

Illustration Studio: Drawing Manga Heroines and Heroes
An interactive guide to drawing anime characters, props, and scenes step by step Author: Sonia Leong
Illustration Studio: Drawing Manga Heroines and Heroes
Description
Learn to draw your favorite manga and anime characters, and create your own, with Illustration Studio: Drawing Manga Heroines and Heroes!

In this exciting extension of the interactive Illustration Studio series, learn how to illustrate a range of manga heroes, heroines, and characters—from male and female warriors and fighters to schoolgirls and boys, knights, angels, cyborgs, interstellar idols, and more. The Illustration Studio series features interactive exercises, creative prompts, and step-by-step exercises to educate and excite beginning and aspiring artists working in a variety of media and techniques, from manga and anime to illustration done in ink.

Illustration Studio: Manga Heroines and Heroes teaches aspiring and beginning manga artists the basics for creating a range of popular characters, props and scenes. No matter your skill level, the drawing and colorization tips, loads of techniques, and step-by-step projects are instructive and helpful, while creative promptsand exercises invite personalization and participation inside the pages of the book..

You'll be guided through every step as you not only learn how to draw, but also learn the vernacular and story lines associated with this popular art genre.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  It looks like this would be super hard to learn but with the book it really is not.  There are great tips and steps to guide you and make it fun.  

Instant Pot Baby Food and Toddler Food Cookbook Review

Instant Pot Baby Food and Toddler Food Cookbook
Wholesome Food That Cooks Up Fast in Your Instant Pot or Other Electric Pressure Cooker
Instant Pot Baby Food and Toddler Food Cookbook
Description
Harness the power of your Instant Pot—or other electric pressure cooker or multi-cooker—to make fresh and flavorful, safe and natural, fast and convenient foods for your baby or toddler!

Parents everywhere are turning to do-it-yourself baby food making. They do so to ensure that the food they feed their children is all-natural and free of additives. They do it because, in recent years, pediatricians and dietitians have been recommending that a baby's diet—and especially a toddler's diet—feature a wide variety of ingredients, well beyond what you can buy in jars at the supermarket. And, nothing to sneeze at, they do it to save money—sometimes lots of money.

How do they find the time? It isn't always easy. Enter the wildly popular Instant Pot, along with other brands of electric pressure cooker, the perfect solution for time-crunched moms and dads. Pressure cooking is skyrocketing in popularity in large part because of its speed. You can cook up a batch of baby purees or toddler cereals in a matter of minutes. Consider how long some classic ingredients in baby foods, such as potatoes, apples, and squash, would take to cook up on a stove top or in an oven. Now reduce that time to a fraction of what it was and you can see why pressure cooking is the ideal method for making baby and toddler foods.

No less an expert than Barbara Schieving, the world's most widely read blogger on pressure cooking (her blog is called Pressure Cooking Today), author of the best-selling The Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook, and a mom and recent grandmother herself, delivers here 100 tasty and good-looking recipes that will make you feel good about how you are feeding your kids—and will make them smile with delight at mealtime.

For the youngest crowd, she serves up simple vegetable and fruit purees, more-complex combination purees, and an abundance of fruit sauces. For children who are entering toddler hood, or are already there, there are cereals of all kinds and finger foods and spoon foods for all tastes, no matter how picky. With take-it-to-the-bank guidance on how to get the most from your cooker, plus loads of ideas on how to make and store big batches that will freeze for later use, this is a trustworthy kitchen companion parents will turn to again and again.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  Great recipes that look inviting and easy to prepare.  


Celebrate Hanukkah 2019 with Kar-Ben Publishing

Check out these awesome new books to enjoy with your family this year.

Joni Klein-Higger and Barbara Sharf
Illustrated by Monica Gutierrez
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Neigh! Oink! Bah! Whimsical farm animals leave presents for Bubbe during Hanukkah. What will Bubbe do with these thoughtful gifts?
 
Joni Klein-Higger is an award-winning children's book author, songwriter and musical theater playwright. Joni's songs have been featured in motion pictures, and her children's songs and musicals can be frequently heard in schools across the country. Joni lives in Tampa Bay, Florida.
 
Barbara Sharf is a children's book author and actor who loves writing fun, quirky picture books. Her love for animals frequently shines through in her work. Just ask her dog, Sophie! Originally from Philadelphia, Barbara now lives in Tampa Bay, Florida. This is her first children's book.
 
Monica Gutierrez has been drawing since she was little. She loves building bridges with children through her illustrations. She lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Joni Kibort Sussman
Illustrated by Tom Leigh
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At Hanukkah, 8 is especially great! Use this fun board book to count party guests, candles, latkes, and more!
 
Joni Sussman is the publisher at Kar-Ben Publishing. Her books include My First Yiddish Word Book, and four Jewish-themed Sesame Street board books.
 
Tom Leigh is a children's book author and longtime illustrator of Sesame Street and Muppet books. He lives on Little Deer Isle off the coast of Maine.

Kol Hakavod: Way to Go!
by Jamie Kiffel-Alcheh
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What is "kavod"? It's "gee!" It's "wow."
It's honor, respect. It's "whoa, holy cow!"
Even the littlest acts of kindness and the smallest good deeds can be hugely important in the world.

by Cary Fagan, Carles Arbat 
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School's out, and Marky looks forward to summer, including helping his friend and neighbor, Mr. Tempkin, with his garden. But when Mr. Tempkin's plan to thwart the squirrels that have been raiding his birdfeeder goes awry, Marky learns how special a friendship can be.


I received complimentary copies.


Oscar the Osprey The Bird Who Was Afraid of Heights By Edward Martin Polansky Review

Oscar the Osprey: The Bird Who Was Afraid of Heights
by Edward Martin Polansky

The book is set in the Tetons Mountains and begins with the newly hatched Oscar and his difficulty with relating to his parents, peers, and surroundings because of his unusual handicap. He not only suffers humiliation as a result of it but he faces serious limitations to his normal development and ultimately his ability to survive in the wild. It is about how he compensates for his handicap, the animals and dangers he encounters, and the fact that he is faced with how to survive the unfamiliar bitter cold and threatening winter world.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  A very enjoyable read out loud story that is adorable with an amazing positive message. 



Bonjour, Breast Cancer I'm Still Smiling by Princess Diane Von Brainisfried Review

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Can You Turn Breast Cancer into a Positive Experience?

Yes! And Bonjour, Breast Cancer--I'm Still Smiling! shows you how. Written with a deliciously humorous tone, Princess Diane von Brainisfried (aka the award-winning writer Diane Young Uniman) shares a king's ransom of practical advice and wisdom to find positivity in the face of the challenges posed by breast cancer and everything that goes with it.

This essential guide to beating the breast cancer blues combines von Brainisfried's own insights with research-based positive psychology strategies, along with wisdom from Socrates, Cherokee legends, and her own Jewish great-grandmother. You'll reclaim your happiness mojo as she shows you how to go from fear and despair to positivity and optimism.

From diagnosis to chemo, baldness, double mastectomy, radiation--and 3-D nipple tattoos--you will find encouragement and empowerment for your own journey. This is the closest thing to holding your hand through your breast cancer experience that you can get . . . without actually holding hands.

Some of the secrets inside:

Create blessings out of bad news without needing a magic wand.
Comfort your family and other two-legged animals in your kingdom.
Tame fear when it is acting like a monkey and going bananas.
Find the pluses popping up everywhere like mushrooms after a spring rain.
You Can Turn Breast Cancer Lemons into Royal Lemonade, and Bonjour Breast Cancer Will Show You How!

To learn more, please visit www.princessdianevonbrainisfried.com

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  FIrst of all high five Princess Diane von Brainsfried because I love you and I am so blessed by you.  The book was thoughtful real and amazing.  I can not get enough of the journey and laughs along the way.  Stay blessed you are truly amazing.  

Sharenthood: Why We Should Think Before We Talk about Our Kids Online by Leah A Plunkett Review

Sharenthood: Why We Should Think Before We Talk about Our Kids Online
by Leah A Plunkett
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From baby pictures in the cloud to a high school's digital surveillance system: how adults unwittingly compromise children's privacy online.

Our children's first digital footprints are made before they can walk--even before they are born--as parents use fertility apps to aid conception, post ultrasound images, and share their baby's hospital mug shot. Then, in rapid succession come terabytes of baby pictures stored in the cloud, digital baby monitors with built-in artificial intelligence, and real-time updates from daycare. When school starts, there are cafeteria cards that catalog food purchases, bus passes that track when kids are on and off the bus, electronic health records in the nurse's office, and a school surveillance system that has eyes everywhere. Unwittingly, parents, teachers, and other trusted adults are compiling digital dossiers for children that could be available to everyone--friends, employers, law enforcement--forever. In this incisive book, Leah Plunkett examines the implications of "sharenthood"--adults' excessive digital sharing of children's data. She outlines the mistakes adults make with kids' private information, the risks that result, and the legal system that enables "sharenting."

Plunkett describes various modes of sharenting--including "commercial sharenting," efforts by parents to use their families' private experiences to make money--and unpacks the faulty assumptions made by our legal system about children, parents, and privacy. She proposes a "thought compass" to guide adults in their decision making about children's digital data: play, forget, connect, and respect. Enshrining every false step and bad choice, Plunkett argues, can rob children of their chance to explore and learn lessons. The Internet needs to forget. We need to remember.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  I am a huge fan of online privacy.  I was very excited to get my hands on this book because it it perfect for my readers to know all about protecting your children online.  Thank you for bringing awareness


You Got This Healing Through Divorce" By Whitney Boole, LMFTA M.A Review

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A guidebook for empowering people going through divorce. Whitney Boole, LMFT M.A., shares therapeutic tools for healing as well as her own stories from the trenches as a single mom of three who thrived through her own painful divorce.

About the book:
"I want to immediately put this book in the hands of every one of my clients who are desperate for a roadmap to navigate the treacherous waters of divorce. Whitney beautifully shares personal and practical survival strategies to heal from the crisis, trauma and wreckage of divorce. This is a book about empowerment; rebuilding, rebirth and healing."
— Marnie Breecker, LMFT, CSAT, Founder and Clinical Director of The Center for Relational Healing

"In “You Got This: Healing Through Divorce", respected author and trusted therapist, Whitney Boole weaves together her clinical experience and personal story in offering hope and healing for women going through the challenging process of moving forward after divorce. This book lays out a clear and compassionate path, and offers practical wisdom and real life solutions that the reader can apply to her own life right now. Ms. Boole has created an invaluable resource for divorcing women, as well as for the therapists who work with them. Well done!"
- Mari A. Lee, LMFT, CSAT-S, author of, "Facing Heartbreak: Steps to Recovery for Partners of Sex Addicts", and, "Healing Betrayal”

"This book will give anyone wings through the darkest, most difficult time in their lives. Such an inspirational, real survival guide, to help all not only on how to survive divorce, but also thrive on the other side! Truly a one stop source of all the information one would need while going through a divorce. Such a gift! I just wish this book was available years ago when I needed it!”
— Beth Bowen (actress/artist, divorced mom, star of BravoTV’s “There Goes The Motherhood”

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review -  When you go through or are a child of divorce the world seems to stop for a bit as you have to catch your breath and regroup. this is a great book for anyone who going through it now or to help start the healing process even years after in the past. 

Celebrate Virginia With These Amazing Books

Historic Virginia: A Tour of More Than 75 of the State's Top National Landmarks
by Laura A. Macaluso
978-1-49304-183-1 / $21.95 / October 2019

Historic Virginia: A Tour of the State’s Top 75 National Historic Landmarks is a carefully curated travel guide, written by a local historian, featuring the most intriguing and significant of the state's nationally recognized historic landmarks. This guide provides interesting anecdotes and color photography of famous churches, the homes of Founding Fathers, and monuments of natural splendor amid the Blue Ridge Mountains. Tour the Old Dominion State and travel back in time with Historic Virginia.



Colonial Williamsburg: The Guide: The Official Companion to the Historic Areaby Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
978-1-49304-822-9 / $22.95 / October 2019


The story of America begins here. In Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area, you can see hundreds of restored, reconstructed, and historically furnished buildings from the Colonial and Revolutionary eras. You can meet the men and women—black, white, and Native American, enslaved and free—who built a new nation. And you can experience the enduring relevance of America’s founding documents and principles.

This practical guide features
Historic sites, including public buildings, private homes, and taverns
Historic trades
Art Museums
Resorts, dining, and shopping
More than 200 illustrations and maps





Virginia Off the Beaten Path: Discover Your Fun, Twelfth Edition
By Judy Colbert
978-1-49304-265-4 / $17.95 / September 2019

Tired of the same old tourist traps? Whether you're a visitor or a local looking for something different, Virginia Off the Beaten Path shows you the Old Dominion State with new perspectives on timeless destinations and introduces you to cultural attractions you never knew existed.

I received complimentary copies.  

Cassandra's Review- This collection is both informational and fun to discover I really enjoyed being able to share them with my family.  

The Stepmoms Club by Kendall Rose Review

The Stepmoms' Club: How to Be a Stepmom without Losing Your Money, Your Mind, and Your Marriage by Kendall Rose
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The tips, tricks and support you need to survive stepmotherhood

You've met the partner of your dreams and have gotten your happily ever after, but now you've taken on a new role: stepmom. And you have no idea what you signed up for. Or maybe you've been a stepmom for a while now, but things are getting you down. Who do you turn to for help? Where is the stepmothering support group that'll give you the advice you need? Who actually gets how hard being a stepmom can be?

We do. We are the women who have chosen stepmotherhood and lived to tell the tale. This guide holds our solutions to help you:

- Brave the crazy ex demands
- Overcome the financial hurdles of a blended family
- Be prepared for the legal battles and custody arrangements
- Handle disrespectful children
- Nourish your relationship
- Maneuver the emotional breakdowns of stepmotherhood
- Build your own stepmom's club
- Understand why you need your partner to have your back

Written by stepmoms for stepmoms, these tips, anecdotes, and words of advance will help you find success and support within your new family.

We are the Stepmoms' Club --your club --and we're here to help you.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  Quirky and fun this is a great read. I enjoyed the truth in the stories and the way in which the author choose to include them.  It was fun to spend time with. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
KENDALL ROSE* has had a long career as a business executive in the financial services industry. She and her family reside in the Midwest—where she is also able to follow her passion for horseback riding and her volunteer work in equine-assisted therapy. She is an accomplished public speaker who has been a featured guest and provided commentary about blended family legal and financial challenges, and solutions to leading media outlets such as: TODAY, CBS Radio, The Jenny McCarthy Show, New York Post and more.

Fall Kids Entertainment Giveaway

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Welcome to the Fall Kids Entertainment Giveaway

1 winner

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IQAir Ultimate Car Air Purifier Giveaway

Welcome to the IQAir Ultimate Car Air Purifier Giveaway!

1 Winner ($400 RV!)

This giveaway is part of our Fall Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

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This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 10/24/19. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail 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 giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. 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.

Costume Giveaway

TVStoreOnline Choice Of Costume Giveaway

Welcome to the TVStoreOnline. com Choice Of Costume Giveaway!

1 Winner

This giveaway is part of our Fall Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

Host is Michigan Saving and More

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This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 10/10/19. The winner 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 giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. 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.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Ants Ants Ants album Prize Pack

Sponsored By: Sugar Mountain PR

Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

Winner Will Receive an: 

Ants Ants Ants Robot Party Prize Pack! A $50 RV!

Prize Pack Includes: 

1 copy of the Ants Ants Ants albums:
Why Why Why 
&
The Robot EP
8 coloring pages
8 robot stickers
8 Ants Ants Ants sampler ideas
Robot Party planning ideas
Open To US and must be 18+ to enter
Giveaway Dates ~ 9/15 9:00 AM EST through 10/15 11:59PM EST
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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Classic Slipcovers Review

Classic Slipcovers offers a line of high-end slipcover products that make your furniture look brand new.  From chairs to sofas and even dog furniture, they offer a variety of fits and styles. https://the-slip-cover-company.myshopify.com/products/velvet-sofa-1
Luxurious microfiber velvet slipcovers infuse the room with unique richness soft velvet hand yet very durable.

100% polyester. Machine washable.

I received complimentary product. 

Cassandra's  Review-  The colors are brilliant and the softness is beyond comfortable.   I like that there are so many style choices and colors available to fit sofas chairs and other things.  I can even use this on a pet bad or to sit on the floor.  It is luxurious in the feel of this slipcover. 


Off The Wall Digital Art Review @offthewallartco


How to enjoy Digital Art taking shape postcard size: frame them, gift a set, have a retro experience. #artcards 
DIGITAL NARRATIVES | POSTCARD SIZE

TECHNIQUE from the Off The Wall Art site and owner : I explore the technology of reality available from digital culture, photos and clip art as materials, and manipulate them in traditional as well as skewed form. Therefore symbols often become patterns rather than objects, and shapes rather than meaningful symbols. Yet you can read my collages as narratives. Every week from September to the December Art Basel Miami opening I post one artwork from my #FaqueArt collection created during the previous week. These digital collages are targeted specifically for the December Miami event.

I received complimentary product. 

Cassandra's Review-  Cute creative and easy to use.  I was pleased with the overall quality of paper choice and style.


Sweetnight Comfy Nights Sleep Giveaway

Welcome to the Sweetnight Comfy Nights Sleep Giveaway!

2 Winners

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This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 10/15/19. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail 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 giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. 

IQAir Ultimate Car Air Purifier Giveaway

Welcome to the IQAir Ultimate Car Air Purifier Giveaway!

1 Winner ($400 RV!)

This giveaway is part of our Fall Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

Host is Deliciously Savvy

THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 10/24/19. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail 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 giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. 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.

Lugz Mens Clipper Oxford Sneakers Giveaway

Lugz Mens Clipper Oxford Sneakers Giveaway Ends 10/3

Welcome to the Lugz Mens Clipper Oxford Sneakers Giveaway!

1 Winner

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Host is Michigan Saving and More

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This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 10/03/19. The winner 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 giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. 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.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Paw Patrol Ready Race Rescue DVD Giveaway

 
Ready Race Rescue

Welcome to the Paw Patrol Ready Race Rescue DVD Giveaway

1 winner

Host that put together this giveaway is SaraLee’s Deals Steals and Giveaways

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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 this sponsor in the last 12 months. 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) 9/30/19. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to SaraLee at s8r8l33 (at)yahoo(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!

Sterling Silver Honeybee Ring & Earring Set Giveaway

Welcome to the More Angles Handmade Sterling Silver Honeybee Ring & Earring Set Giveaway!

1 Winner

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This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 10/20/19. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail 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 giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. 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.

PeachSkinSheets Giveaway

Welcome to the PeachSkinSheets. com Best. Sheets. Ever. Giveaway!

1 Winner

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Host is Deliciously Savvy

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THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 10/20/19. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail 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 giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. 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.

Big Kahuna Coffee Giveaway

Surf’s UP! Big Kahuna White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Coffee Giveaway

Welcome To The

Surf's UP!
Big Kahuna Coffee Giveaway

Dates: September 11, 2019, at 10 am EST through September 30, 2019, at 11:59 pm EST
Prize: One lucky reader will win a 40 Count Box of Brooklyn Beans Big Kahuna Coffee

Hosted By: Sweet Southern Savings

Co-Hosted By: Deliciously Savvy

Sponsored By: Brooklyn Bean Roastery



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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Daich SpreadStone Countertop Finishing Kit Giveaway

Daich SpreadStone Countertop Finishing Kit Giveaway

Welcome to the Daich SpreadStone Countertop Finishing Kit Giveaway!

1 Winner

This giveaway is part of our Fall Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

Host is Michigan Saving and More

THE GIVEAWAY
This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 10/07/19. The winner 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 giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. 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.

Cubii Giveaway

Get Fit While You Sit With Cubii Giveaway
 

Welcome to the Get Fit While You Sit With Cubii Giveaway!

1 Winner

This giveaway is part of our Fall Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

Host is Michigan Saving and More

THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 10/08/19. The winner 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 giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. 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.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Carolina Dream By Connie Squiers

Carolina Dream
By Connie Squiers
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Julie lived on a very exclusive Thoroughbred horse farm in Camden, South Carolina, where her father was the manager. When her mother died, it set an unusual set of events in motion. Her dad received a letter of condolence and apology from his father, who lived in Granada, Spain. He had banished his son from his life fifteen years earlier. His apology for having no contact with his son was accompanied by a gift, a beautiful Andalusian mare.

Surprisingly, having the new horse resulted in his firing. The story includes much prayer, joy, and tragedy, including the burning of their stable by the disgruntled former employer. The thread throughout this book is this family’s trust in God and their faith that all things work together for the good.

I received a complimentary copy.


The Dark Taal by Dean G E Matthews Review


About the Book
The Dark Taal

Thousands of years ago the gods, in order to bring balance and harmony to the war ravaged realm of Aymara, made the Firebrand stone, (born of darkness), and the Chimera stone, (born of light), accessible to the many races of Aymara. Over time however, as the races advanced and greed prevailed once more, the Chimera stone was forgot and disappeared. This left the Firebrand stone’s evil unchecked, and once more the world is ravaged by unremitting war.

That was until a Mage, by the name of Pellagrin, and his followers took the Firebrand stone and split it into four, then hid the shards from the gaze of the power hungry. Seeking the shards is a dark wizard, called Kuelack, who craves dominion over the lands of Aymara. As the threat of war rears its head once more, a young boy called Aridain is born into the world. His task is to seek and destroy the stones and thus rid the land of their adverse influence. However, the gods have other plans and a dark champion is created; its mission is to restore the stones to power and kill the young Aridain.

I received a complimentary copy.

About the Author

Born in 1961 in Oxford, England, Dean Matthews, as a young man, was inexorably drawn to story writing. His interest in fantasy began as he sat enthralled while his teacher read “The Hobbit” to the class over a succession of days.

Ever since that day the world of fantasy and the imaginary would be a constant throughout his life. As a consequence he read copious amounts of fantasy i.e. The Shannara series by Terry Brooks, Stephen Donaldson’s - White Gold Wielder and David Eddings’- The Belgerad. Gaining knowledge from his writing heroes, Dean’s writing claimed several prizes while at school, however, his daydreaming in class, the consequence of an overactive imagination, often resulted in reprimands.

He wrote various fantasy and science fiction short stories over the years but it wasn’t until recently that Dean decided to write and publish one of his own novels. Dean’s other interests include, history, geography, geology, self sufficiency and the environment.

Cassandra's Review-  A firm story with good flow that is easy to get into after the first few chapters. 


Stumbling Blocks to Stepping Stones by Doug Zahn Review

Stumbling Blocks to Stepping Stones: A Guide to Successful Meetings and Working Relationships
Book by Doug Zahn
9781532060861 medium
In both business and personal life, we engage in hundreds of conversations each day. Some are successful. Some are not. In Stumbling Blocks to Stepping Stones, you will learn from author Doug Zahn how to improve your conversations, thereby building more effective relationships, whether with friends or those you perceive as adversaries.

This book offers a way to begin, continue, and end a successful conversation, helping assure participants are satisfied with the outcome. Zahn offers strategies to monitor and adjust your input during the interaction. To successfully use his approach, you must commit to self-observation and change.

Successful relationships are the key to completing most jobs, whether at home or at work. Through the analysis of difficult conversations (those you often prefer to avoid) and the use of methodical building blocks, you will be able to have successful interactions wherever you go.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- I received a complimentary copy.

Relatable and really easy to connect with this book is written in a great way. I really enjoy the helpful add ins and the way the author brings everything together. I picked up some great advice and will use this book to further my communications. Perfect for college kids as well or anyone who needs to present themselves around others.

Spreading Joy Daily by Marie Wikle Review .@spreadingJOY

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Spreading Joy Daily is full of 365 ideas that will get your heart soaring, your mind racing and will have you making a difference for others in no time. This book is designed to get you thinking of ways to make a difference each and every day.

You'll soon experience that "There's NO joy like spreading joy" when your heart is flooded with the unspeakable joy that comes from living your life for others. Many people feel that their "little" doesn't matter and so instead of trying to do what they can, they simply don't try. This book will remind you of the little things that make life big and get you thinking of ways to do more for others.

 Everyone can do this! Regardless of your age, financial situation, education or background - there are ideas in here for everyone. Will you JOYn me and so many others as we splash in joy? Your heart will thank you for it


I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  The book starts out with a positive vibe that only gets stronger as you turn the pages. The author is truly open hearted and it reflects in her writing style by choices of daily positivity.  A book you can read daily year after year and share with groups or loved ones or groups of loved ones.   Kindness matters and with the uplifting book that Marie has it will be easy to make you smile.