Monday, April 11, 2016

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StickerKid Review


StickerKid is a great site filled with options to purchase customized labels.  They have a range of prices, so you could probably find some in your budget.
http://www.stickerkid.com/usa_en/




Right from the site:

"Camp Pack" of 150 labels

Going away to summer camp or ski camp? This is an important time when you will be making lots of new friends.
The challenge is to come back from camp with a suitcase as full as the one you left with.
To help you with this, we have created the ''Summer Camp Pack''.

Label all your belongings with the different size options:
- 44 medium labels
- 14 shoe labels
- 60 small labels
- 32 iron-on clothes labels

100% customizable labels

High quality print in the colors of your choice.

Incredibly strong and durable: 10 years warranty on durability, color sharpness and scratch resistance.

Weatherproof: Sun, sand and sea cannot harm our labels.

Home proof: Perfectly suitable for dishwasher, microwave and refrigerator.

Washer & Dryer resistant.

Essential for kindergarten, school, vacation, summer camps, toys, sports and afterschool programs.

Cassandra's review- The set above is a sample of what I was able to select and customize for my family.   The first thing that I enjoyed was how easy the site is set up and especially the customization process.   I was given enough choices to be able to enjoy the process without getting overwhelmed and they have stock images to use.

 The shipping was really fast which is great if you have excited kids waiting.   The labels do have kind of a garlic scent to them, but I am guessing it is just whatever was used to process them.   The labels are basic with no super special additions and work great.

 I was able to peel them off without any ripping.  I also had some small iron on labels and had good results with them.   So I am pleased with the whole experience and would recommend checking the site out.


I recevied complimentary product.

Adventure Bibles: I Can Read Review @Zonderkidz

9780310750963, Heroes of the Bible Treasury, David Miles
Heroes Of The Bible Treasury By David Miles

The Adventure Bible Bible Story Collection is a six book treasury of level 2 Adventure Bible I Can Read titles designed for newly independent readers and based on the Adventure Bible—the #1 Bible for kids!

Read all about people in Bible times and their adventures in these well-known Bible stories.

This 6-book bind-up includes:

Elijah and the Power of God ISBN: 9780310750819
A King, A Statue and a Fiery Furnace ISBN: 9780310750932
Miracles of Jesus ISBN: 9780310732426
A Father’s Love ISBN: 9780310732402
The Good Samaritan ISBN: 9780310746621
Paul Delivers God’s Message ISBN: 9780310750765

9780310750994, Great Stories of the Bible, David Miles


Great Stories of the Bible is a six book treasury of level 2 Adventure Bible I Can Read titles designed for newly independent readers and based on the Adventure Bible—the #1 Bible for kids!

Read all about people in Bible times and their adventures in these well-known Bible stories.

This 6-book bind-up includes:

God’s Great Creation ISBN: 9780310732389
Noah’s Voyage ISBN: 9780310746836
Joseph the Dreamer ISBN: 9780310750840
Moses Leads the People ISBN: 9780310732365
Ruth and Naomi ISBN: 9780310746508
Brave Queen Esther ISBN: 9780310746669

Author David Miles:

Born and raised in Michigan, David spent his childhood sloshing through creek beds, climbing trees, and creating numerous baked goods.  That spirit of adventure and curiosity often finds its way into his illustrations through quirky characters and hidden surprises.  After spending a decade in Philadelphia and New York pursuing his artistic dreams, David has moved back to the familiar surroundings of Michigan.  Now, when he's not drawing and painting he still enjoys a good romp through the woods.

I recevied complimentary copies. 


Cassandra's review- Each one of the books have 6 books included so with the two books combined I was able to read 12 books.   The stories have a fun bigger font that helps little ones to learn and read them all by themselves, of course you can still snuggle up and help with some words as also to enjoy listening to your child.   

What I like most about this set is that the stories are clean and will bring any family closer to faith and the knowing of God.  So if you happen to be a strong faith based family or even just learning about all God has to offer, these will be excellent.   

Even if you do not choose to lead with God, the books are still filled with the greatest stories of all time, that you can share with your family.  

NIrV Kids' Quest Study Bible Review @Zonderkidz

9780310744856

How come people lived so long back then? Why did God allow the flood? Is Jesus real?

Kids have LOTS of questions about the Bible and God. The NIrV Kids’ Quest Study Bible is a great resource for kids eager to learn more.

Features include:

Over 500 questions and answers for kids
Book introductions help explain what each book of the Bible is about
A dictionary and subject guide help kids find what they’re looking for
Fresh, colorful design makes the Bible fun to look at and use
The complete NIrV translation, the steppingstone to the NIV!
Isn’t it exciting to discover the world, ask how things work, and learn about God and the Bible? With a bright, colorful design, reading and using the Bible is fun.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's review- A perfect study Bible for children who love to ask questions, because with over 500 questions this book will have them drinking up the knowledge and love of God.  While it would take weeks to finish this because it is just overflowing with spiritual goodness, this is a real treat.

Counting Blessings by Eileen Spinelli Review @Zonderkidz



Children count along from 1 to 10, following the sweet rhyming text by beloved author Eileen Spinelli and the cute and cuddly illustrations by Lee Holland. Along with counting, this padded cover board book teaches children to see the blessings in life. With whimsy and joy, Counting Blessings captures the attention of young children, filling their minds with numbers and their hearts with happiness.

About the Author
Eileen Spinelli is a poet and picture book author with a talent for lovable stories that tug at the heart. She is the author of more than forty books for children, including Heat Wave, When You Are Happy, I Know It’s Autumn, Thanksgiving at the Tappletons’, Sophie’s Masterpiece, and Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch. Ms. Spinelli lives in Wayne, Pennsylvania.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  A bunny filled cute story by an amazing author.  I really enjoyed being able to read this outloud with my family.  It is very short and adds counting with blessings which any faith based family will enjoy.

Wild About The Bible Sticker And Activity Book By David Miles @Zonderkidz

9780310754053, Wild About the Bible Sticker and Activity Book, David Miles
The Adventure Bible comes to life with puzzles, activity pages, and 50 reusable stickers in the new Wild About the Bible Sticker and Activity Book. Featuring Bible time heroes and their adventures, activities are fun and engaging and will entertain as well as teach young children about familiar stories in the Bible.

Author David Miles:

Born and raised in Michigan, David spent his childhood sloshing through creek beds, climbing trees, and creating numerous baked goods.  That spirit of adventure and curiosity often finds its way into his illustrations through quirky characters and hidden surprises.  After spending a decade in Philadelphia and New York pursuing his artistic dreams, David has moved back to the familiar surroundings of Michigan.  Now, when he's not drawing and painting he still enjoys a good romp through the woods.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- A great activity book that younger kids can either do on their own or spend some extra time with a parent, friend or loved one.  Each activity is quick and fun, but my family enjoyed the added stickers and illustrations the most.


Little One, God Made You Special By Amy Warren Hilliker Review @Zonderkidz

9780310753001, Little One, God Made You Special, Amy Warren Hilliker
Little One, God Made You Special, written by Amy Warren Hilliker and inspired by the New York Times #1bestseller The Purpose-Driven Life, is a cute and cuddly board book that lets children know God made each one of us very special.

Author
Amy Hilliker is the daughter of Rick Warren, author of the best-selling book, The Purpose Driven Life. Amy resides in California with her husband.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  A great short , board book that teaches kids a message in that they are unique and precious.  It only take a few minutes to read out loud but your family will be blessed.

Read with Me Bible for Little Ones Review @Zonderkidz

9780310753865, Read with Me Bible for Little Ones, Dennis Jones
The Read with Me Bible for Little Ones is this perfect way to introduce the Bible to young children. Featuring simple language and vibrant, full-color illustrations by Dennis Jones, this action-packed padded cover board book is a great way to jumpstart literacy and a love of the Bible.

Dennis Jones
Dennis Jones loves to draw.  His artwork can be seen in books, magazines, games, toys and Sunday school curriculum. He’s illustrated several children’s products including the Read with Me Bible and the NIrV Super Heroes Bible. Dennis lives in Indiana with his wife Karen and has two grown sons.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  A board book that is easy for my little one to hold.  The illustrations are beautiful and each story is simple, short and to the point.  This makes a great bedtime book for any faith based family.

Wonders Of Creation Coloring Book Review @Zonderkidz

9780310757399
Wonders Of Creation
Illustrations To Color And Inspire

Wonders of Creation explores the wonders of our created world though detailed black-and-white illustrations—each one ready to be filled with the hues of your imagination. From amazing Eden-esque gardens to the creatures God made that still ramble through our world, this ninety-six-page book offers hours of coloring inspiration and relaxation for any age.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's review-  The coloring book is made with such care and creativity that my whole family can benefit from spending time with it.  Each picture is ready to be filled with great color and because of the added details it takes a little longer to finish each page while also creating a stress reducing experience.  The book itself could take months to finish and you can go at your own pace.

Kuhfs Review


KUHFS - A REVOLUTIONARY NEW ACCESSORY PRODUCT FOR EVERY WOMAN THAT WANTS TO JAZZ-UP BOOTS, CUFFED JEANS AND MORE

Kuhfs, is a unique cuff that comes in a variety of colors and styles that easily is wrapped at the top of your boots or the bottom of you cuffed jeans or even leggings and adds a fashionable and chic updated to any outfit. Kuhfs is ideal for Mother's, career women, women on-the-go, the jet setter woman, and for teens and young adults and any woman that wants to be ahead of the fashion trend


Each set of Kuhfs is personally designed by creator Amy Olson and is produced in limited quantities to ensure everyone has a unique experience showing off your personal style with Kuhfs. Olson’s vision is to make it easy for women to be stylish, put-together and express themselves through fashion.

Since inception Kuhfs has evolved and not only adds style to your boots, but to your cuffed jeans, leggings, workout pants and capris. This evolution makes Kuhfs the most adaptable fashion accessory on the market.

www.kuhfs.com

One Accessory...Endless Styling Possibilities

Starting at $32

They are offering $10 off for my readers now through Mother's Day
Code: Mothersday

I recevied complimentary product.

Cassandra's review-  A  neat fashion accessory.  I think they look great and I was able to try out some for myself.  It took me about 8 minutes to get it on and situated and at that point they looked fabulous pinned to my capris.

I went for a short walk and did not notice any slipping or looseness which was great.  The trick with these is to make sure they are on properly or they will not stay put.   There are a lot of beautiful styles on the site.   Unless you're really up close or have a little one that will try and pull these off, they look right and made my normal capris have a little pop of fashion.  


FishFlix com Review

Christian Movies
FishFlix .com  Is one of the top destinations on the web for Christian and Family Friendly DVDs.

At FishFlix, They believe that media and entertainment are gifts from God that help us spread his message with creativity and excellence. Their goal is to serve you and your family Christian movies you can enjoy together. Reclaim family time together, learning from and enjoying top Christian movies and TV programs that enrich your hearts while putting smiles on your faces! They offer all the top new release Christian movies and feature films.

Buy Christian Movies on FishFlix.com | Theo Vol 3 Gods Heart DVD
I recevied a complimentary DVD.

Description

Teaching children God’s word. With Theo, learning about God and who he has called us to be is easy and fun!  Each lesson focuses on a spiritual topic that both entertains and teaches children about key aspects in the Christian faith.  All three lessons are about 10 minutes each!  Theo Vol 3 Gods Heart DVD is a 3 week family bible study that includes a 16 page parents’ guide, scripture references, a family activity, discussion questions, and nightly devotionals.

Lesson 7 – Justification
If only God could somehow make sinners righteous without violating His holy character and justice. But that’s just what He did through a process known as justification, a legal term that means, “to declare righteous.” Big word, huh? Theo makes it simple for children––and his two mischievous church mice––to understand, by telling the beautiful story of the thief on the cross, who was justified by his faith in Jesus.

Lesson 8 – Adoption
All of us want to belong to a caring family, full of unconditional love, don’t we?   When Theo welcomes a dog named Bumper into his home, a suspicious Luther and Belfry want him out!   That is, until Bumper saves them from a life-threatening encounter with Scratch the cat! Using the beautiful and touching story seen in the Shoebox Bible Theatre, Theo illustrates the biblical teaching of adoption in the Bible, to show how God lovingly welcomes homeless sinners into His family.

Lesson 9 – A Day in Prayer
In this episode we catch an insightful glimpse into Theo’s daily prayer life, which is basically an illustration of the Lord’s Prayer model to His disciples.  It is important that we learn how to pray, but it is also important to learn how not to pray.  We are taught both examples through the Shoebox Bible Theatre and through our humorous UPA sequences.  Meanwhile, our two mice friends are faced with a problem of going without their daily cheese, and Belfry learns that we “have not because we ask not.”

Theo Vol 3: God's Heart DVD List Price : $14.99
Price : $7.97
You Save : $7.02 (47%)


Cassandra's Review- To be able to find a site that is just filled with DVDs for everyone is awesome.  You do not have to scan through and hide things from your family because there is wholesome goodness and faith shared.   You will find romance, but not dirty or sickening movies and enjoy DVDs like Little House on the Prairie.

If you do not have cable or teach a religious homeschool, this site is going to be great.  My family is on a steep budget, so buying one DVD at a time would not be practical, but hopefully this site will become like other channels that I could pay a one time subscription to.

Odds On: The Making of an Evidence-Based Investor by Matt Hall Review


Evidence Is the Key to Investment Success

Odds On: The Making of an Evidence-Based Investor isn't just another investment advice book. It's a memoir, a manifesto, and a guide to the way investing should be. Odds On describes author Matt Hall's role in an ongoing revolution in the investment world: the shift from a traditional sales-driven, active-management model to a model that draws on academic evidence to better serve the real interests of investors.

Matt's story begins with his first exposure to Wall Street, where he becomes disillusioned with the traditional investing model due to its inability to truly help clients. He stumbles into the emerging evidence-based investing world, and learns how to help investors reach their goals through methods that reflect the limits of our abilities to predict which investments will deliver the highest returns.

Matt's unique approach to investing is built on a dual foundation of knowledge and purpose: knowledge gained through evidence-based strategies involving research, data, and logic, and purpose gained by personal reflection on what money and success truly mean. In Odds On, Matt's storytelling makes financial topics truly relevant and easy to understand, while his investment philosophy offers readers a chance to move beyond decisions based on anxiety and confusion, and manage wealth in ways that lead to greater success and a richer life.

You can purchase this book on Amazon.

Matt Hall
Matt Hall is the cofounder and president of the investment management firm Hill Investment Group. Matt dedicates his professional time to helping investors put the odds of long-term success in their favor by combining a long-term plan, evidence-based investment tools, and behavior management.

In addition, Matt has led training for other top wealth managers, created new evidence-based mutual funds, and started an online group of like-minded advisors from around the world. Odds On is his first book.

Matt lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with his wife, Lisa, and their daughter, Harper

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  A great book for my older teens just starting out in life as well as anyone who has a passion for wanting to invest without overwhelming yourself.   The book is written in a way that did not overthrow my capability for learning this topic.

 I can only take so much knowledge based information before I get a headache or easily bored, so when I found myself sitting through the whole book in one sitting and actually enjoying it, I was thrilled.

Thanks to this author I now know so much more and did not have to struggle to soak it in.      


Breast Pad Ever from Fairhaven Health Review

Breast Pad Ever


Overview of the product:

The Breast Pad Ever!- the Last Nursing Pad You'll Ever Buy

The Breast Pad Ever represents an entirely new concept in nursing pads, providing you with unrivaled leak protection, maximum comfort, ultimate convenience, and perhaps most surprising - flattering lift and support.

Unlike some of the thinner reusable nursing pads available that only absorb a tiny amount of breast milk before becoming saturated, the Breast Pad Ever is thick and sturdy, providing you with the ultimate in protection for even your leakiest moments.

The Breast Pad Ever has a contoured design, and is thickest at the bottom where most of your leaked milk will pool, thereby providing maximum absorption, as well as some gentle support and lift. It has three layers - a spongy, absorbent inner core; a thin, durable waterproof outer layer; and a smooth bamboo rayon layer that touches your skin.

And if you are out and about when your Breast Pad Ever nursing pads finally become full - no problem! Just remove the pads from your bra, squeeze them out, and then slip them back into your bra. The pads will continue to absorb milk and you won't need to carry around extra pads or worry about leaking on to your clothes.

And, when you get home, you can hand wash and air dry your pads, or throw them in the machine washer and dryer. Who says great leak protection can't be comfortable, convenient, supportive, AND provide subtle lift?p, that's right - you can throw these in the washer and dryer at the end of the day!

I recevied complimentary product.

Cassandra's review-  The cup was easy to fit into a standard and maternity bra without shifting around or becoming a hassle.   It feels like a towel on the inside of the cup and is comforting to painful breast.  You do have to keep track of the amount going into each pad and take the time to properly squeeze them out or it can get a bit messy.

 I decided to try mine with some water and make sure that I would be safe.  It does hold a good amount and after squeezing it, the outer part can get wet but it does not take super long to dry and actually running these under the hand dryer while in a store worked good after a few tries.  If used correctly I would think only 4 pairs of these would be needed but that it because of the different colors and having spares.


Child Sponsorship with World Vision & ways parents can teach children to be global citizens #spon



Following are some tips from World Vision:

- Turn story time into a teachable moment: Learning about other countries and cultures can happen during daily activities. Choose children’s books that accurately portray other cultures or focus on historical events for afternoon or bedtime reading. After finishing the book, parents can talk to children about what they learned and how the lives of the characters in the book differ from their own.

- Make the facts digestible for young minds: Young children may have a difficult time comprehending abstract statistics about inequality around the world. Create a math activity at home to make this information more relatable. Use beads or buttons to count out how many children are in the child’s class, and then remove items based on global averages for clean water access or hunger statistics. According to World Vision’s 2015 Food Assistance Report, 1 in 6 children – more than 1.4 million kids - are dangerously underweight because they lack access to adequate food and nutritional assistance. For a classroom of 24, remove 4 beads to represent these children.

-Experiment at home: Ask children to put themselves in another person’s shoes by conducting experiments at home. For example, create a family menu budgeting $1.25 a day per family member. Give children $1.25 during the next grocery store trip - the amount of money that 1.3 billion people worldwide live on each day, according to World Vision - and let them shop and price compare themselves. Afterwards, talk about the types of foods they couldn’t purchase and what kinds of foods the menu is limited to: Were you able to purchase fresh fruits or vegetables? Is the meal limited to rice or pasta? What kind of protein could you afford to buy?

- Sponsor a child: Get children involved directly in providing a “hand up” to communities in need around the world by sponsoring a child as a family through World Vision. Involve children in the process of choosing a boy or girl to sponsor; ask them to write cards and draw pictures for the sponsored child, and talk to them regularly about how the sponsorship donation is helping provide equal opportunities for boys and girls, clean water, bed nets, job training for parents, and much more – including the freedom to simply be a child.



Why sponsor through World Vision?

Though children and families face hardships like poverty and conflict, we can bring hope to a hurting world. Child sponsorship through World Vision allows for a one-on-one relationship with a sponsored child, while pooling gifts from sponsors who support children within the same community to provide long-term resources for lasting change. World Vision believes that effective development that lifts communities and individuals out of long-term poverty lies in helping them discover their potential as human beings and mobilizing communities to take ownership of long-term projects that support clean water, healthcare, agriculture, education and income generation. Join us in partnering with those in need to build lasting solutions that address their challenges. Together, we can be greater than adversity.

World Vision Facebook page  WorldVision and Twitter @WorldVision USA.

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GSI Exchange Gold & Silver Bullet Giveaway $400 value

This event was coordinated by Mom Buzz Media, hosted by the Mom Buzz Media Bloggers and sponsored by Gold & Silver International Exchange

Whether you wear it as a chain around your neck or simply want to stash away a few coins in your safe, now is a great time to own and invest in gold and silver. Now is also a great time to win, with the GSI Exchange Gold & Silver Bullet Giveaway! 

 The price of gold increased by 16.4% in the first three months of 2016, its strongest quarterly showing since 1986. Gold significantly outperformed other major stock, bond and commodity indices during the first quarter and based on current trends, many experts are predicting the surge in gold pricing to continue for the foreseeable future. The World Gold Council identified five key factors supporting the rise in gold prices: 

Ongoing concerns about economic growth and financial stability in emerging markets
A hiatus in the rise of the US dollar
The implementation of negative interest rate policies by leading global central banks
The return of pent up investment demand for gold
Price momentum (i.e. investors following gold’s upward trend).

On the gold coin investment side, combined sales of 22k (Eagles) and 24k (Buffalos) gold coins by the US Mint, increased 51% year over year in the first quarter, while gold-backed ETFs had the second strongest quarter on record, with strong demand from the United States, Europe and China and other regions. While the stock market bounces up, down and all around, there is one investment that has held its value since the dawn of civilization. Gold and silver has been recognized as a store of wealth since the ancient Sumerians. GSI Exchange is a leading national coin and precious metals company specializing in wholesale trading as well as direct sales to the general public. GSI Exchange's management has more than 40 years of combined market experience and a huge supplier database within the U.S. These relationships enable GSI Exchange to offer an almost unlimited inventory of the highest-quality silver, gold, palladium and platinum coins at the most competitive prices.[/caption] Whether you are looking to invest for your children's college education or your own retirement planning, precious metals can be a valuable addition to diversify your other investments and as an effective hedge against inflation and geopolitical turmoil, GSI Exchange has a knowledgeable and friendly professional staff who can assist you in planning for your goals.
Visit the website to learn more, request a brochure or get a price quote. Your future begins today!

Enter the giveaway below sponsored by GSI Exchange for a chance to win your piece of the pie! They have sponsored (2) 1 oz silver bullets as well as a $10 American Eagle ¼ Oz. Gold Coin… a prize package valued at over $400!

Please claim only the entries you complete. Winning entry will be verified, US residents 18 years old and up only please.



Someone is going to win, why not let it be you?! a Rafflecopter giveaway


Disclaimer: Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. US Residents only please. This blog is not responsible for the fulfillment of the prize. The prize will be fulfilled by GSI Exchange. Winner will be notified by Mom Buzz Media and have 48 hours to respond to the email. If no response is received, that winner will forfeit their prize and a new winner will be randomly chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other social media channel. This giveaway is Facebook compliant.

Ends 4/30/2016 at 11:59 pm.