Tuesday, August 18, 2015

90 Minutes In Heaven movie edition book #HOPELIVES #FLYBY @flybypromotions Review and Giveaway

90 Minutes In Heaven

About the book:
Paperback; 245 pages
Pastor Don Piper died January 18, 1989 when a semi-tractor truck crushed his car. Declared dead by the first rescue workers to arrive on the scene, Don's body lay under a tarp for the next 90 minutes. Don's soul, meanwhile, was experiencing love, joy, and life like he'd never known before. Don was in Heaven.

When another pastor's prayers helped bring Don back to life, he became a living miracle! Yet this is one miracle Don wished never happened. Heaven's bliss was replaced by excruciating pain and emotional turmoil. With the support and prayers of his beloved Eva, their three kids, and friends near and far, Don clings to his faith in God and fights to regain a semblance of his previous life. The Piper family's incredible true story of perseverance and overcoming the challenges of life - and death - will bring hope and encouragement to all who see it.

About the movie presented by Giving Films:

Releases in theaters everywhere September 11, 2015

Rating: PG-13 (for intense accident and injury images) 

Starring Hayden Christensen (Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith), Kate Bosworth (Remember The Titans, Blue Crush) Michael W. Smith, Fred Thompson, Dwight Yoakam, and Jason Kennedy, 90 Minutes In Heaven is based on the inspiring New York Times best-selling book that has sold 7 million copies.

About Giving Films:

Giving Films is passionate about sharing hope-filled movies and donating ALL of their profits to charities and ministries who serve those in need. Beginning with their first film, 90 Minutes In Heaven, Giving Films is allowing all of us to be a part of making a difference. 

 Anytime you go to a Giving Films movie in theaters, visit http://www.givingfilms.com and select which charities you want to receive the profits from your ticket. Their charitable organizations are Christian Alliance for Orphans, Faith Bridge Foster Care, Hire Heroes USA, Hope International, LifeWater, Street Grace, and World Vision.






I received a complimentary copy. 

Cassandra's Review-  This is going to test your faith. It is going to really get you thinking and the discussions about this book and movie are going to be intense and real. Well atleast that was how it was for my family.  

"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

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PERFECT LEGS IN AN INSTANT! Our original airbrush legs spray is now available as an easy-blend liquid body makeup. The lightweight formula hides imperfections & won't rub off on clothes.

I received a sample of the product complimentary for testing purposes.

Cassandra's Review- Airbrush Legs® is an easy to use makeup that did not cause any serious staining or irritation. I was able to apply and not have a stubble look on my legs. It dries without clumping or leaving noticeable residue.  It did not run in the rain and the sample size was enough for both legs. 



The best dump-and-stir dessert just got better.

With creative mix-ins, homemade marshmallows in 10 fun flavors, and toppings galore, Crispy Treats takes this tried-and-true, easy-peasy snack-time favorite to the next level. Without fancy equipment—or even an oven—you can mix and match candies, chocolates, and more to make 40 irresistible goodies, including such flavors as: 

   • Salted Caramel & Pretzel 
   • Chocolate-Hazelnut 
   • Peanut Butter Cup 
   • Berry Cobbler 
   • Gingerbread 
   • Key Lime Pie 
   • Peanut Butter Cup 
   • White Chocolate–Cranberry 
   • Cookies & Cream

You can find out more here

Stephanie Banyas has been Bobby Flay’s business assistant since 1996. She has co-authored eight of his cookbooks, including the upcoming Brunch with Bobby, and appeared as his co-host on Throwdown! with Bobby Flay on Food Network. She divides her time between her NYC apartment and her weekend getaway in the Catskill Mountains, where she spends time with her beloved cat Fred and bakes to her heart’s content.

I received a complimentary copy. 

Cassandra's Review- A very simple and small book that packs a lot of no-bake marshmallow treat goodness.  If you are a veteran at this treat, this is sure to have you creating up a storm. 

Simple Grace Magazine Review

About The Magazine:

Simple Grace was created from the desire to seek God’s heart on a daily basis; the core of the magazine is a short, daily devotional that addresses the everyday problems we all face —plus it has content that all of us can relate to including interviews with well-known personalities and a media guide.

It’s a digest-sized magazine, making it portable, personal, and perfect for daily devotions.

Carol Brooks, whose prior roles included positions at Glamour,Cosmopolitan and Men’s Health, is the editor-in-chief of Simple Grace. Her instinct for listening to readers and her personal faith compelled her to design this devotional-driven concept.

“Now that we have created Simple Grace, we're hoping that the Christian community will step up and support it,” said Brooks.

You can receive $2 off if by signing  up for an annual subscription through here

I received complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review-  A great new magazine for my whole family to enjoy.  The articles are interesting and this is compact enough to fit into a purse or bag for on the go reading. 

Wristy Buddy Teething Wristband Review and Giveaway

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I received complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review -  Aside from being really cute, they wristbands are soft on the band. They each have a section to chew or rub on the gums.  I would not have placed the actual tag on the product, but it can be removed without damage.  Your child can still choke on this if you're not careful about the upkeep. The crinkle paper side is more of a pet toy to me then for a child, but it is a nice teether and I would buy a few because they are not going to wash easily. 

Outer Spice Seasoning Review


Outer Spice is a new company that created four highly versatile new low salt and no salt seasoning blends, made from the finest quality herbs and spices, that are hand sourced from around the world. The blends are healthy, all natural, gluten-free, rich in anti-oxidants and contain no MSG. Each spice is finely ground by a family-owned artisanal spice company in Austin, and packaged the same day to ensure freshness and quality.

The well-balanced spice solutions transform and improve the taste of every dish, whether you’re a chef, foodie or don’t enjoy cooking. Outer Spice makes cooking, fun, easy, healthy and delicious.

All August They are offering free shipping with no minimum purchase! Consumers can purchase all four flavors for $6.99 each at http://outerspiceit.com and pay zero shipping!

I received complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review- I was a bit unsure of how the outcome of the flavor would be when using this spice, because of the ingredients and not knowing what the added other spices are.  When I used this, I was  impressed with the bold, strong very fresh flavor.  

Sugar Bowl Bakery’s Organic Brownie Bites Review

Sugar Bowl Bakery’s Organic Brownie Bites are the solution to simplify the lunch-packing or after-school snack routine. The bite-sized Organic Brownie Bites are indulgent, yet guilt-free, at only 90 calories per serving. These individually wrapped snacks are free of preservatives, trans-fat, cholesterol, and have no artificial flavors or colors.

I received complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review- The bites are a good size, I can take about three before I finish one of them.  They have a great thickness.  I really enjoyed how homemade and better than boxed these taste.  Even though everything is organic that does not mean it tastes flat or different.  I would really get excited about a huge brownie by this brand because they go so quickly. 

Super Bad by Kai Strand Book Blast Giveaway $100 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash

  Super Bad Super Bad by Kai Strand The world is in chaos. Violence and thievery reign. And with the supers still balanced, it’s only getting worse. Without good versus evil, the supers care less and less. In order to restore purpose, the world needs its super heroes and its super villains, but the one who balanced them in the first place is missing. Sandra’s concern over finding her brother, Jeff, isn’t her only problem. Her pathetic excuse for super powers has left her needing a new ankle. And though she’s still very much committed to her boyfriend, Source, she’s growing unreasonably attracted to Set, the boy who double crossed Jeff by stealing his girlfriend. When Sandra is taken and held as bait by some kids who want to unbalance the super world, it becomes the inciting event that changes things for supers everywhere and forces them to answer the question, “Hero or villain?”
The classroom door opened and Sandra glanced toward it, along with the thirty other kids in the room. She snickered and raised her eyebrows at Lexa when a young man wearing a Hermes costume, complete with wings fluttering on his heels, floated in.
“I’m not gonna lie,” Lexa leaned over to whisper. “I hope a draft lifts his skirt so we can see what’s underneath.”
Sandra giggled. “My guess is bun huggers. Gold lame to match his shiny winged cap.”
Lexa waggled her eyebrows. “Shiny gold buns. I like.”
The teacher frowned at the young man. “Can I help you?”
“I have a delivery for Sandra Tohler.”
Sandra gulped. This couldn’t be anything besides embarrassing. A tidal wave of heads turned toward her causing her cheeks to flush with heat.
Seeing where everyone’s attention settled, the Hermes guy floated between the rows of desks and came to rest near hers. “Sandra Tohler?”
Reluctantly, she nodded.
He cleared his throat before delivering a soliloquy in a clear, resonating voice that Sandra was sure the students in classrooms across campus would hear.
“Sandra, oh Sandra, my lovely, stormy vixen, hear my humble plea. Your essence has absorbed into my every thought and now I wonder how I will sit for my exams. Will I answer essay questions by describing the intense sable color of your hair, or the enticing moss of your eyes that makes me imagine us lying in each others arms in a fairy forest?”
Sandra’s forehead hit her desk with a loud thunk, her voice a mumble against the surface. “Please stop. Go away.”
But the Hermes guy continued in his orator’s voice. “I’ve relived our kiss uncountable times. Your lips were velvet soft, but demanding.”
A chorus of “Ooo,” erupted through the room.
add to goodreads Praise for the Book I have enjoyed every minute I've spent with the characters of the Super Villain Academy world, but I have to say that this is my favorite book of the series. There's action, romance, and a show down I didn't see coming. –Mary Waibel, author This is a great series and I am disappointed that it’s over. I will miss these characters. I may just have to reread the three books again! – Amazon customer [Y]ou’re in for an exciting ride with Jeff and the other superheroes. Told from different point of view characters you get to see inside the heads of the major players. Sometimes that’s a bit scary. –Beverly McClure, author   kaiAuthor Kai Strand When her children were young and the electricity winked out, Kai Strand gathered her family around the fireplace and they told stories, one sentence at a time. Her boys were rather fond of the ending, “And then everybody died. The end.” Now an award winning children’s author, Kai crafts fiction for kids and teens to provide an escape hatch from their reality. With a selection of novels for young adult and middle grade readers and a short story blog, Lightning Quick Reads, Kai entertains children of all ages, and their adults.
  100_Amazon_Paypal Book Blast Giveaway $100 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Ends 9/6/15 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

Two by Tia Perkin Blog Tour and $25 Giveaway

Two Two by Tia Perkin "Two!" is a funny little rhyming book about what it's like to spend a day with a toddler - from food eaten off the floor to a child running out the door!
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Praise for the Book "Tia does an awesome job in this book capturing the funny antics of a two year old and putting them on paper in a way that is funny for your child and even more funny for mom and dad!...If you want a cute book to read to your child(ren) and get a good laugh yourself (maybe cry a little because of your frustration? LOL!), this is a really cute one for the whole family. This book has made it to the frequently read shelf!" "It's a book I don't mind having to read to my daughter over and over and over and over again. Every toddler's library should include this book. Well done!" ""Two" is ingenious. Ostensibly a child's board book, it looks like one, feels like one, and reads like one with its primary vocabulary and rhyme. And yet anyone who's been a parent or sibling of a two-year-old will recognize the characteristic behaviors, grimace at the memories of them all, and then smile. You can't help but smile, perhaps in relief that you did survive this year." add to goodreads TiaAuthor Tia Perkin Tia Perkin is a three-time Emmy-Nominated Graphic Artist and Arizona native. She wrote this book for her now three-year-old twin sons. "Two!" is her first book.
$25 Blog Tour giveaway $25 Blog Tour Giveaway $25 Amazon eGift Card or Paypal Cash Ends 9/2/15 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com eGift Card 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