Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Jesus Today: Devotions For Kids Review and GIVEAWAY #JesusTodayKids #FlyBy

About Jesus Today: Devotions for Kids

Jesus is the Friend who is always with you.  Jesus Today: Devotions for Kids will pour this powerful truth into your children's hearts as they learn that He knows everything about them and loves them more than they can imagine.  Each devotion is based on Scripture and is written as though Jesus is speaking directly to you, assuring that He is in control, that He is good, and that an amazing future awaits all who put their hope in Him.

  Adapted from the ECPA 2013 Christian Book of the Year-winner Jesus Today, this devotional has the same themes as the adult version, as well as written-out scriptures.  It is a great choice for families to read and discuss during devotional time together.

Hardcover: 368 pages
Age Range: 6-10 years
Sarah Young
About Sarah Young:

Sarah Young's devotional writings are personal reflections from her daily quiet time of Bible reading, praying and writing in prayer journals.  With sales of more than 14 million books worldwide, Jesus Calling has appeared on all major bestseller lists.

 Sarah's writings include Jesus Calling, Jesus Today, Jesus Lives, Dear Jesus, Jesus Calling for Little Ones, Jesus Calling Bible Storybook, Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions for Kids, and Peace in His Presence -- each encouraging readers in their journey toward intimacy with Christ.  Sarah and her husband were missionaries in Japan and Australia for many years.  They currently live in the United States.

Official Website - http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0718038053/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1452613533&sr=8-1&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=jesus+today+for+kids

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jesuscalling/

Cassandra's Review-- A book that you are proud to share with your kids. Perfect for helping them learn and share their feelings of faith. This would make an awesome gift for a spiritual family and nothing is greater than giving your kids something that empowers them and brings them closer to Jesus!

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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.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

SNAP'N STRAIN strainer #kitchengizmo Review

PRACTICAL. Small, Compact Strainer That is Easy to Use and Store in a quarter the size of the traditional Strainer. Great when Working with Limited Counter Space.
INNOVATIVE. Snaps onto Nearly All Size Pots, Pans and Bowls, Big and Small. Attaches Easily with Two Clips.
SMART. Eliminates the Transferring Process. Tilt to Strain While the Food Stays in the Pot.
DURABLE. Made with Top Quality FDA Approved, Heat- Resistant Silicone. Dishwasher Safe
STYLE. Contemporary, Sleek, Patented Design

With its innovative, universal design, the
Snap'n Strain will take the strain out of straining. This top quality, heat-resistant, silicone strainer is the newest, most practical way to get your food strained thoroughly, while avoiding transferring the food out of the pot.

The Snap'n Strain is flexible enough to fit onto nearly all pots, pans and bowls. It snaps on neatly with two clips. The clips' strong grip will keep it safely attached while in use and can be left attached to the pot while cooking.

Once snapped, the pot can be tilted over a sink or bowl and the Snap'n Strain will do its magic. The liquids will be poured out while the food remains in the pot even with heavier foods like potatoes.

The Snap'n Strain is super compact for storing.
Dishwasher safe.
Recommended Used Include: Vegetables, Potatoes, Eggs, Pasta

You can purchase this on AMAZON.

I received complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review- When used with extreme care this can be a great product.  It is easy to clean. I think this would be perfect if made into a smaller size for bowls and cans.

Gurin Thermo-Electric #dehumidifier Review

The Gurin Electric Compact Dehumidifier uses advanced Peltier Technology (no compressor) which makes it lightweight and quiet. It is perfect for bathrooms, closets, basements, safes and small to mid-sized rooms where dampness and humidity are a problem. This unit cover 1,100 cubic feet and is small enough to easily fit on your desk, workbench, safe, R.V., boat or in your closet. It extracts the moisture from the air and stores it in a spill-proof reservoir that clicks into the unit. Our dehumidifier features an automatic shut off switch to shut the unit off when the water reservoir is full and built in LED indicator to tell you it is time to empty the reservoir. Just plug it in and it quietly pulls the humidity out of the air.

Retail Price: $44.95


You can purchase on Amazon.

Cassandra's Review- I needed a dehumidifier for my home for a long time.  This is  compact and has a very nice style.  I did not have any problems figuring out how to use it.  I am so glad to have this to help my family.

Bamboo cutting boards set (3 Count) #boardset Review

The Kuuk Chopping Board set includes 3 sizes - Small, Medium, Large - all made from 100% strong, sustainable bamboo. What's more, you'll get a FREE bottle of chopping board oil to maintain your boards for many years to come!

Bamboo is Strong, Durable & Long-Lasting
Mao bamboo is tough, dense and durable, making a solid and perfectly flat surface for you to prepare your food. It's also lightweight, making it easy to maneuver and store in your kitchen. Although bamboo is strong, it actually does less damage to your knives than regular hardwood.

Bamboo is Eco-Friendly & Highly Sustainable
Mao bamboo is the FASTEST growing plant on the planet, making it the perfect eco-friendly natural resource. It doesn't require special treatment to grow at stunning rates, and it produces more oxygen than regular hardwood forests, helping to clean our air.

3-Set Includes Large, Medium & Small Chopping Boards
This bamboo chopping board set includes 3 sizes - Small (8"/20cm) x 6"/15cm), Medium (12"/30cm x 9"/23cm, and Large (15"/38cm x 11.5"/29cm). The small board is perfect for slicing cheese or serving with crackers, while the medium and large boards are great for chopping loads of vegetables, onions, meat, bread and more! Each board is 0.43" (0.9cm) thick.

Includes FREE Cutting Board Oil!
With your Kuuk chopping board set you'll also get a bottle of cutting board oil - included absolutely FREE! After hand washing your boards with soap and warm water, air dry and then rub them down with the oil to ensure they stay as smooth and fresh as ever!

I received complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review- Durable, well made and excellent sizes.  The only problem was it had unknown oily substance that I was assured by Amazon is cutting board oil.  There was no free oil as far as a bottle or packet so I guess they just pour it on.  

You can purchase these on Amazon.

ActionFly Newtons Cradle Balance Balls Physics Pendulum #BalancBall Review

Newton's Cradle makes a great desktop gift.
Unique exclusive contemporary design
These swinging balls will keep you occupied for hours at work.
Newton's Cradle is a clever device that not only demonstrates a pendulum, but also shows the Laws of Conservation of Momentum and Energy.
Contemporary design complements any office or home decor.

You can purchase this on Amazon.

I received complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review- Great for older kids, this is a cool product but kind of cheaply made.  It does work nicely. 

Men's Suede Leather Belt 35mm #Belt Review

You can purchase on AMAZON.

A very exclusive suede belt for men. Details make the difference! The fine leather and exquisite workmanship makes it a pleasure to wear.The suede leather belt is 1.3 inches wide and is finished with a strong seam for durability. It can be made on every men's size.


Material:suede leather
Belt: 1.3"wide,smart embossing,soft like velvet
Buckle:high quality polished alloy buckle.
Package:Black gift box,Great for Father's Day, Valentine's Day, Birthdays,Christmas,etc.
Style:Casual, business,fashion,etc

1.Pure leather belt can not was direct by bright sunlight, to prevent oil be baked, lead to fibrous tissue atrophy, leather hardening embrittlement.
2.Can't put in strong acid liquid, in order to prevent corrosion.
3.When wet by the rain, should wipe dry well ventilated place to dry, to prevent mildew.
4.When not in use for a long time, it is best to use leather care liquid nursing .

I received complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review- A great fit and color. the color can leak a bit but it comes packaged beautifully.

Indian Healing Clay with Turmeric & Cloves Powder #BaelWellnessNaturalSkinCare

NATURAL & ORGANIC BENTONITE CLAY - Premium quality natural & organic Bentonite Clay absorbs impurities, toxins & excessive oil from skin. Provides necessary minerals to skin for enrichment.

PLUS ORGANIC TURMERIC ROOT POWDER - Acts as an antioxidant & natural antiseptic that may help treating any negative effects on skin including blackheads due to germs.

PLUS CLOVES POWDER - When used with Bentonite Clay and Turmeric Powder may help lessening effects of aging skin, scars, blemishes, acne and improve facial rejuvenation.
UNIVERSAL APPLICATION - Ideal for all skin types & hair. Can be mixed with essential oil, carrier oil, apple cider vinegar or water.

A QUALITY PRODUCT FROM A VERY WELLKNOWN BRAND - Brand is known for the quality products and best in class customer service. Easy to carry zip sealed standing pouch. 3.4 OZ (94% Bentonite Clay, 5% Turmeric Powder, 1% Cloves Powder)

I received complimentary product.

You can purchase this on AMAZON.

Retinol Serum #SanoRetinol Review

What it is:
A potent dual-action anti-wrinkle and anti aging face firming serum designed
for visibly smoother, firmer, rejuvenated skin..

What it is formulated to do:
Ultra nourishing and gentle enough for daily use, Sano Naturals Retinol Products
support the natural cell regeneration process, along with collagen and elastin
synthesis, to leave skin visibly smoother and tighter.

For the first time, Vegan Hyaluronic Acid is combined with Retinol and Vitamin E
to visibly plump, restore, lift and firm skin while minimizing the appearance of
lines and wrinkles. Green Tea helps improve circulation to energize and
revitalize skin to reduce the effects of stress and tiredness.

What you can expect
- Diminished appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation & pores
- Natural, organically derived anti aging skincare
- Brighter, softer, smoother looking skin

I received complimentary product.

You can purchase this on AMAZON.

Cassandra's Review- This goes on very sticky and dries with still a little feeling of it on the skin.  The scent is not very strong.  Easy to apply.

Leadership And Soft Skills For Students: Empowered To Succeed In High School, College, And Beyond by Cary J. Green Review

"Recent college graduates are more innovative, creative, and dynamic than ever - yet many haven't had the time to develop the set of soft, fluid skills required for success over the long haul. Dr. Green has compiled everything they need to know into one excellent resource!"
-Marshall Goldsmith, author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal #1
Best Seller Triggers.

In today's competitive landscape, brains alone won't get you very far. Truly successful students and young professionals exhibit certain skills that make them really stand out from the crowd. They communicate well, dress and act professionally, solve problems, and seem to be natural leaders. If you're wondering how you can acquire these important leadership and soft skills, this book is for you.

Author Cary J. Green, PhD, draws upon years of teaching and mentoring students to show you how to thrive in your education and in your career by applying the three Rs: Readiness, Relationships, and Results. Readiness teaches you self-awareness. Relationships teaches you to communicate effectively and connect with others in your personal and professional life. Results teaches you to be future-oriented and to set and achieve your goals.

Whether you're in high school, college, or graduate school, or are beginning your career, the advice and practical exercises contained in this book will empower you to succeed in whatever you set out to do.

I received a complimentary copy.

You can purchase this book on AMAZON.

Cary J. Green
From the Author

I have been an educator and mentor to young people for more than twenty years, and have held academic leadership positions for more than ten years.

Now a full-time author, speaker, and academic/life-skills coach, I taught undergraduate and graduate students at three different universities.

I have taught leadership and academic success classes, and have provided countless hours of mentoring on academic success, leadership, soft skills, and career navigation. I have received numerous awards and honors for teaching and mentoring.

I have taught high school Sunday School and worked with church youth groups. Although I enjoyed success as a researcher, educator, and leader in higher education, my true professional passion is mentoring young people on the development of leadership and soft skills that empower them to succeed.

Cassandra's Review- Very easy to understand and not at all boring, this book will be very helpful to today's students.

My Fringe Hours: Discovering a More Creative and Fulfilled Life by Jessica N. Turner Review

My Fringe Hours

Women are tired of getting to the end of the day and realizing they haven't done one thing for themselves. In My Fringe Hours, Jessica Turner revealed the pockets of time women already have in their day and encouraged them to use those fringe hours to practice self care and do the things they love. Now she's ready to take readers a step forward, leading them through their own inspiring journey to a changed life.

 Equally practical and beautiful, My Fringe Hours offers busy women both inspiration and a space to make its concepts their own. Each section includes thought-provoking questions, space for reflective journaling and planning, and targeted motivation to help them use their fringe hours to live more creative and fulfilled lives.

I received a complimentary copy.

You can purchase this book on Amazon. 
Jessica N. Turner
Jessica N. Turner is the founder of the popular lifestyle blog The Mom Creative, where she documents her pursuit of cultivating a life well-crafted (www.themomcreative.com).

Additionally, she is a writer for HuffPost Parents, Parenting.com and DaySpring's (in)courage, an advocate for World Vision, a regular speaker at events nationwide, and an award-winning marketing professional. She and her husband, Matthew live with their three young children in Nashville, Tennessee.

Cassandra's Review-  The book is made for oneself.  It goes deeper into your life and helps a person get to know themselves while creating more ideas for you to find and fulfil you.

The Children’s Horrible House by N. Jane Quackenbush Blog Tour

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The Children’s Horrible House by N. Jane Quackenbush 
Published on November 10th, 2015
 Published by Smashwords Edition
 Genre: Middlegrade Chapter Book
 Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27822473-the-children-s-horrible-house?ac=1&from_search=1
 Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Childrens-Horrible-House-Quackenbush-ebook/dp/B017ABDRA6
 Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/591961

  Holly Spinatsch, a curious and rebellious tomboy, was forewarned by her siblings that if she didn’t make her bed, she would be taken away to The Children’s Horrible House…and indeed she was. On her search for kinship in this seemingly haunted jail like mansion, she discovers a mystery lurking and breathing, crying out for discovery. However, when she and her friends attempt to solve the mystery, they are only left with more questions.  

  About the Author:
  N Jane Quackenbush
 N. Jane Quackenbush is a graduate of Palm Beach Atlantic University. She lives in a horrible house filled with mystery and fun in St. Augustine, Florida, a place she finds a lot of material by which she is inspired. Many places mentioned in her books are based on actual haunted buildings, star-filled planetariums and magical gardens deep within The Nation’s Oldest City. N. Jane Quackenbush has also written the following Children’s Picture Books: The Rocket Ship Bed Trip The Pirate Ship Bed Trip The Afternoon Moon and many more books in the works!   Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14673599.N_Jane_Quackenbush_Author Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/NJaneQuackenbush Website: http://www.hiddenwolfbooks.com Blog: http://www.hiddenwolfbooks.com

  Read below for an excerpt from the book!

It was still dark when we were let out in front of a huge flaming gate. Well, the gate wasn’t actually flaming, but on each side, a gas lantern was lit and with the smudges on my eternally foggy glasses, it made the gate appear ablaze. The shiny black metal not only reflected the flames, but it seemed to make the whole gate glow in unison with the flickering flames. A very tall brick wall covered in thorny bushes grew even higher than the wall, spreading out of sight in both directions. Major Whoopins punched in a code that opened the gates.

We proceeded down a long black driveway lined with spooky cowering trees offering a creepy welcome. Ahead I saw a building. Even though it was still not quite morning, the sun had started to peak over the horizon giving us just the right light to see. It was a three-story maroon colored mansion that looked like it could either be a haunted Victorian house or the fanciest jail ever constructed. I wasn’t sure. 

It looked like a jail because it had bars on the windows, but it also looked like a fancy house because it had white painted porches on the first two stories. The roof line was very steep and had a couple of chimney stacks. The front right side of the building had a square turret that made it look nice, but frightening. At the top of the turret, I noticed a bar-less window with lace curtains. As I stared, I felt someone staring back. A woman’s form moved from behind the curtain, and then she was gone.
“Who was that?” I asked, mostly to myself, but I guess Major Whoopins heard me because he answered me saying in a thick, gruff voice, “You’d best mind yo’ own bidness and you gonna git along just fine, ya’ hear?”

“Yes, sir!” I said hoping to stay on his good side. He gave me a reluctant smile but I saw it.
“See that door?” he asked. “You go on and git up there and wait fo’ Mr. Ree.”
Who was Mr. Ree? I wondered.

Author Interview

Can you tell us about your book, The Children’s Horrible House, in 35 words or less?

It’s based on a place that my family would threaten to send me as a child and in the book I go there. Holly, the main character, finds that the mysterious mansion is horribly magnificent!

What was your favorite scene to write?

The glowing garden. It is such a magical place that I would love to see brought to life. I wish I could be surrounded by all the fragrant and phosphorescent plants that grow within this circular maze.

What was the hardest scene to edit out?

I don’t remember because when I throw it away, I feel relieved and purged of unnecessary content, similar to cleaning out my closet.

Is this part of a series or a standalone? It was intended to be a series with a total of three books, but I believe it could definitely stand alone.

Are you currently working on anything else?

I am working on many more picture books as well as a collection of short stories and poems. I am looking forward to writing The Return to The Children’s Horrible House this winter.

What 2016 read are you most looking forward to?

I would like to read Eve by William P. Young.