Sunday, July 10, 2016

Burps and Boogies $25 Gift Certificate Giveaway

Welcome to the Burps and Boogies $25 Gift Certificate Giveaway! 

Thank you to the awesome sponsor of this giveaway: Burps and Boogies.

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 Aren't baby props, so adorable? It's such a cute idea, and always helps parents get memorable pictures, for them to enjoy, for years and years to come.

Surprisingly, they're affordable, too! Burps and Boogies has a great assortment, with great price points. The have wide varieties of costume props, shoes, blankets, wing props, and much more! 

- Giveaway - 
1 lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to use at the Burps and Boogies website! 
Entering to win this giveaway is super easy, with the GiveawayTools form, below:

 Disclosure: The bloggers involved in this giveaway were not compensated, and are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter this giveaway. This giveaway starts July 9th, 2016, and will end on July 31sst, 2016 at 11:59 pm. The winner will be emailed, and have 48 hours to respond, or a new winner will be chosen. Once a winner is drawn and confirmed, the name will be announced on the GiveawayTools form.

The Sport of Parenting By Oyuki Aguilar Review

The sport of parenting

The Sport of Parenting
By Oyuki Aguilar

ISBN: 978-1-5043-4753-2

Available in softcover, e-book

Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Balboa Press

Parents nowadays are so invested in their children, they often lose themselves in the task of child-rearing.

Through paintings and letters, this book provides a warm reminder that everything parents do is valuable, that they are not alone in doubt and fatigue, and that they are successful because they do the best they can.

About the author

The most important job author Oyuki Aguilar has is being a mom. Though it is challenging, she finds it enlightening and rewarding. Multiple sclerosis gives her perspective. She constantly pictures a future for her children without her, so she savors each moment she shares with them. She strives to make ordinary moments special so her children will have a strong love tool to help them cope if she's ever absent. Oyuki lives on the West Coast, where her family takes advantage of the beautiful weather with plenty of outdoor activities. Her children spend most of their days playing in their big backyard. “The Sport of Parenting” is Oyuki’s first book.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- I feel that this author has created a beautiful work of art for her children.  I believe that they would find guidance and the love that was put into it.  Choosing to share this book with the world is wonderful, but I personally felt that it should be a family treasure because her children should be able to have this gift to themselves.   If you know of anyone who is dying and has younger children, this would be a great gift.  

The Adventures of Fred the Fly By Joe Carr Review

“The Adventures of Fred the Fly”

By Joe Carr

ISBN: 978-1-5144-6225-6

Available in softcover, e-book

Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and XLIBRIS

The story of Fred the Fly relates to a period when Fred enters an open window of a house and settles on the side of a jug of cream. His anticipation at being able to sample some of that cream is swiftly ended when he is hit by the mistress of the house, who was holding a rolled up newspaper in her hand. Fred hides behind the window blind, recovering from the attack, when another swish from the mistress sends the blind crashing down, throwing Fred into a container of potato peelings and other vegetables. Fred then begins a journey to the top of the garden and a whole new adventure involving his enemy, Sam the Spider, and his friends, Cedric the Slug and Harry the Snail.

About the author

Joe Carr is a 78-year-old retired police officer who dedicated 30 years of service to the Birmingham/West Midlands area. He has been married to his wife for 48 years and together they have two daughters and six grandchildren, between the ages of two and ten. “The Adventures of Fred the Fly” is a story that he read to his children and grandchildren and has been left open-ended for further adventures by the characters mentioned.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  The book was a longer read, but it was good.   Fred the fly is curious and gets into trouble, he also gets hurt, but in the end he was able to make it home.  If there was any underlying message, I did not find it.  I would recommend this book for youth because teens might not really be so enthusiastic with a cute bedtime, type of story.  

The Witnesses By Robert Whitlow Review


Young lawyer Parker House is on the rise—until his grandfather’s mysterious past puts both of their lives in danger.

Parker House’s secret inheritance is either his greatest blessing . . . or his deadliest curse. The fresh-faced North Carolina attorney shares his German grandfather’s uncanny ability to see future events in his mind’s eye—a gift that has haunted 82-year-old Frank House through decades of trying to erase a murderous wartime past.

While Parker navigates the intrigue and politics of small-town courtroom law, Frank is forced to face his darkest regrets. Then, a big career break for Parker collides with a new love he longs to nurture and the nightmares his grandfather can no longer escape. Sudden peril threatens to shatter not only Parker’s legal prospects but also his life and the lives of those dearest to him.

Two witnesses, two paths, an uncertain future.

Robert Whitlow

Robert Whitlow is the best-selling author of legal novels set in the South and winner of the prestigious Christy Award for Contemporary Fiction. A Furman University graduate, Whitlow received his J.D. with honors from the University of Georgia School of Law where he served on the staff of the Georgia Law Review. A practicing attorney, Whitlow and his wife, Kathy, have four children. They make their home in North Carolina.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- The story is combined with a lot of jumping back and forth as well as including a good mystery.   I think the detailed events and characters are what really pulled me into the book.

Teacher Peach new subscription box A Note From the Teacher Review

Teacher Peach has a new subscription box called A Note From the Teacher.

A Note from the Teacher is available in 1, 3, 6 and 12 month options for all letter writing needs. Teachers have been in the news recently with stories touching on the impact of personal note writing, and this is the perfect line to help teachers go above and beyond when personally connecting.

Each month, "A Note From the Teacher" subscribers will receive four unique greeting cards and one additional seasonal bonus card, with their own individually wrapped envelope for safekeeping. Each delivery has four different postcards — stamps included— and a pertinent AnecNOTES! sheet with fun ideas and interesting facts for each month. There’s also an extra surprise each month. 

The Card Organizer Starter Kit that comes FREE with the first delivery gets this subscription off to a terrific beginning with a fun, ready-to-color Organizer ID Card, five colorful divider cards, six fine-point markers, a ballpoint pen, and 15 DIY divider label options to quickly customize the organizer for a variety of note-writing priorities. There’s even a collectible magnet on the tote box handle.
A Note From the Teacher makes a wonderful PTO or holiday gift, too. It’s also a great way for teachers to jumpstart the new school year and to enjoy a continued boost each month thereafter. Each month’s delivery ships out on the 15th. The first box will ship on August 15th in time for back-to-school. Teacher Peach is even offering a FREE gift with all subscription orders between now and July 30th to give teachers an extra surprise treat over the summer. Teacher Peach offers a full line of timesaving and smart-looking classroom products, tote bags, gift accessories, ready-to-give “Gift Boxes,” and more that take the legwork out of choosing the perfect gift for every teacher. 


Teacher Peach supports teachers, creating products that acknowledge them for their hard work and commitment to students everywhere. Teacher Peach’s educational experts bring more than 30 years of industry experience to the development of these motivating and age-appropriate products. Teachers can create an account to cultivate a personal wish list or registry of favorite products to be shared with PTOs, friends, families, and community. By providing effective, creative, and economical classroom products and thoughtful teacher gifts, Teacher Peach is the number one resource for teacher gift giving every day of the year. 

I recevied complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review- A very cute, small gift for teachers to give back to show their appreciation.  I felt appreciated when I saw that the people at teacher peach took the time to handwrite a note and card for me.  Most of the items included are branded with the teacher peach logo.