Monday, July 25, 2016

Baby Bubbles Review

Baby Bubbles
 Baby Bubbles is a unique clothing company that was created as a way to help families with preemie babies. Driven from personal experience, founder Teresa Skrepinski watched her family go through the challenges that can come with having a preemie baby.
organic onesie


$8.50
Organic Onesie



Baby Bubbles are a unique twist on the favorite newborn outfit – the “onesie.” They come with removable and interchangeable Velcro patches with messages such as “Baby Girl/Boy,” “Daddy’s Girl,” and “Tickle Me.”
Limited Edition Artist Patch: Little Fairy
Limited Edition Artist Patch: Little Fairy
4.99

https://babybubbles.biz/

I recevied complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review-   I like the use of velcro for the patch and the standard onesie already has the back of the patch attached, so you can interchange them as wanted.  Each patch will fit the same place.  You do not get the option to place the patch wherever you want.  My little ones do not like tags, so I had to cut them off without trying not to rip the onesie, I would have liked this to be as tagless as possible.

 I have never met a baby that could keep a onesie clean.  It was a smart choice to choose white as the option for the material. I can use a non chlorinated bleach to get the stains out.   I decided to air dry mine, but you can place it on a low tumble in a dryer.   These can not be used to sleep in, but mine did not last till nap time without getting messy anyway.  You also can not fully remove the patch so if the top is not in place then the surface material is still there on the shirt in case your little one has sensitive skin.

The patches are clever and each have the Baby Bubbles logo on them.

Pop Manga Coloring Book by Camilla d'Errico Review



Manga artist and Pop Surrealism superstar Camilla d’Errico presents her first ever adult coloring book, filled with portraits, patterns, and the stunning artwork her fans and collectors have come to love.

This one-of-a-kind book offers you the opportunity to collaborate with d’Errico, adding your colors to her gorgeous black and white linework. Featuring everything from haunting and surreal character portraits to pages filled with patterns and designs all rendered in d’Errico’s inimitable style, Pop Manga Coloring Book is guaranteed to provide hours of coloring fun and excitement.

You can purchase this on Amazon.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review -  A mix of really weird surrealism and beauty.  You have to be into this type of thing in order to really get excited.  I am not a huge fan, so it was take it or leave it.  The drawings are well done and extremely unique.   Maybe teens might think it is cool.  As far as coloring, the book encourages you to be messy and have fun going out of the lines.  I personally find it more relaxing to try and stay in the lines so it really is based on preference.

Give It a Go, Eat a Rainbow by Kathryn Kemp Guylay Review


Are you a parent or teacher hoping to encourage children to eat more veggies and fruits? Want to support healthy eating messages in a fun, educational and positive way? Looking for great educational messaging with peer-to-peer messaging? Give It a Go, Eat a Rainbow uses charming illustrations by 12-year old Alexander Guylay combined with real-life photography and simple rhymes by award winning nutrition educator Kathryn Kemp Guylay to create an augmented reality that immediately draws kids into the story. Kids are introduced to Blake, the main character, who feels sleepy (low energy) and wonders why he doesn't have the energy to play like other kids.

 Blake meets a friendly, magical leprechaun who takes Blake on a journey to find the pot of gold (a metaphor for good health and energy). Blake is shrunk down to tiny size and explores the colorful world of fruits and veggies. The colors (and fruits and veggies) lead to the pot of gold, where Blake feels vibrant and full of energy. The book addresses healthy eating, specifically fruits and veggies, in an engaging and positive way. Targeting early childhood and elementary school age groups, this picture book will be simple yet profound in promoting healthy eating habits in children. Each page is created for maximum engagement, using a delightful combination of photography, illustration, color and text. Think The Wizard of Oz meets Honey, I Shrunk the Kids meets nutrition and health literature.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Kathryn Kemp Guylay
When she's not on the slopes, Kathryn Kemp Guylay is engaged in numerous other activities in her community and beyond. She is wife to husband Jeff and proud mother to Elena and Alexander. Kathryn, Jeff, Elena, and Alexander live in Ketchum, Idaho, with their six pets.

As the founder and executive director of Nurture, Kathryn continues to provide free nutrition and wellness education and services to children and families. As a principal of Healthy Solutions of Sun Valley, Kathryn brings wellness solutions to organizations and corporations through speaking engagements and workshops. You can hear Kathryn's voice on KDPI FM Ketchum when she hosts her own bi-weekly radio show on wellness topics.

http://www.makewellnessfun.com/eat-a-rainbow-welcome/

Cassandra's Review- A book that will teach and entertain your child. Although an older child will read the answers without taking the time to guess, as they are written on the same page with the questions.  You can try and block the littler ones from peeking.  It is very colorful and provides a good lesson for teachers or homeschool parents to give.

Deadly Encounter By DiAnn Mills Review



Airport Ranger volunteer Stacy Broussard expected a peaceful Saturday morning ride around the perimeter of Houston’s airport. What she encounters instead is a brutal homicide and a baffling mystery. Next to the body is an injured dog, the dead man’s motorcycle, and a drone armed with a laser capable of taking down a 747.

Though FBI Special Agent Alex LeBlanc sees a clear-cut case of terrorism, his past has taught him to be suspicious of everyone, even witnesses. Even bleeding-heart veterinarians like Stacy. But when her gruesome discovery is only the first in a string of incidences that throw her life into a tailspin, Alex begins to wonder if Stacy was targeted. As a health emergency endangers Stacy’s community, and the task force pulls in leads from all directions, Alex and Stacy must work together to prevent another deadly encounter.

DiAnn Mills
DiAnn Mills is a bestselling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. She combines unforgettable characters with unpredictable plots to create action-packed, suspense-filled novels.

Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists; won two Christy Awards; and been finalists for the RITA, Daphne du Maurier, Inspirational Reader's Choice, and Carol Award contests. Library Journal presented her with a Best Books 2014: Genre Fiction award in the Christian fiction category for Firewall.

DiAnn is a founding board member of the American Christian Fiction Writers and a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, International Thriller Writers, and the Faith, Hope, and Love chapter of Romance Writers of America. She is the co-director of The Author Roadmap with social media specialist Edie Melson where she continues her passion of helping other writers be successful. She also speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops around the country.

DiAnn has been termed a coffee snob and roasts her own beans. She's an avid reader, loves to cook, and believes her grandchildren are the smartest kids in the universe. She and her husband live in sunny Houston, Texas.

DiAnn is very active online and would love to connect with readers on any of the social media platforms listed at www.diannmills.com.

Cassandra's review Q&A-

 -What did you like about the book and why? The well written and easy to read suspense in this book provides a great balance of mystery and wanting to keep the pages turning.

- What did you not like about the book and why? I enjoyed the whole book.

- What did you learn?  The author does an amazing job of writing to life this story.

- To whom would you recommend this book and why? Teens and older as they are more appropriate.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Next Door as It Is in Heaven By Lance Ford and Brad Brisco Review



There was a time when neighbors knew each other’s names, when small children and the old and infirm alike had more than their families looking out for them. There was a time when our neighborhoods were our closest communities.

No more. Neighborhoods have become the place where nobody knows your name. Into this neighborhood crisis the words of Jesus still ring true: Second only to the command to love God is the command to “love your neighbor as yourself.”

In Next Door as It Is in Heaven, Lance Ford and Brad Brisco offer first principles and best practices to make our neighborhoods into places where compassion and care are once again part of the culture, where good news is once again more than words, and where the love of God can be once again rooted and established.

I recevied a complimentary copy.
Lance Ford








Lance Ford is a cofounder of the Centralized conferences. With more than two decades of experience as a pastor and church planter, Lance is a writer, coach, and consultant who has designed unique training systems currently being used by networks, seminaries, and leaders throughout the world.

His passion is to resource and equip churches and leaders as they develop lifestyles of living on the mission of the gospel. Lance holds a master's degree in global leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary. He coauthored the book Right Here Right Now: Everyday Mission for Everyday People with Alan Hirsch. His other books include UnLeader, and The Missional Quest. Lance serves on the national leadership team for the Forge America missional training network.

Brad Brisco
Author Brad Brisco


Cassandra's Q&A Review

-What did you like about the book and why?  I like how the authors found a way to bring God back into the community.  I enjoy the topic. 

- What did you not like about the book and why? I feel in today's world it is not safe to allow my family to bond with the community, there are too many people who are not responsive to religion and wish only to do harm.   If a teen or middle school child read this book and started to randomly go door to door with the word of God, they could get hurt.  Some of my neighbors are even sex offenders, so I do not feel this was a well thought out book.
 
- What did you learn?  That the authors think this world is safe and want everyone to bond, but do not think about all the negativity and violence in the world and how placing the wrong people together could bring pain and suffering. 

- To whom would you recommend this book and why? Spiritual leaders, people of the church and anyone old enough to understand the safer ways to use the knowledge and facts presented.  

Outlaw Christian By Jacqueline A. Bussie Review

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Jacqueline Bussie knows that too many Christians live according to unspoken laws that govern the Christian life: #1: Never get angry at God; #2: Never doubt; #3: Never question; #4: Never tell your real story; #5: Always speak in cliches about evil and suffering; and #6: Always believe hope comes easy for those who truly love God.

Living according to these rules is killing real Christian life; Outlaw Christian proposes a rebellious, life-giving, authentic alternative. Through captivating stories and with disarming honesty, Bussie gives concrete, practical strategies to help readers cultivate hope, seek joy, practice accompaniment, compost their pain, and rediscover the spiritual practice of lament. Tackling difficult questions without political divisiveness, Bussie speaks to both progressive and conservative Christians in ways that unite rather than divide. And in doing so, she provides a new way to handle the most difficult and troubling questions of life in a broken world that God will never abandon."

I recevied a complimentary copy.
Jacqueline A. Bussie
Author
Jacqueline A. Bussie


Cassandra's Review-  It is easy to fall into the trap of being like everyone else and conforming to the standards of an old religion. With this book you are able to feel god in trying to set out in a new way while freeing yourself from the guilt of repetition in Christians focuses.  The books helps to find a way to break a cycle of focusing on how to be for God through old rules and changes the dynamic of how to go about still being true to your Christian faith.  

A Doubter's Guide to the Ten Commandments By John Dickson Review

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The Ten Commandments are perhaps some of the most well-known and vexed verses of the whole Bible. They have found their way into our art, monuments, literature, and culture—even into Richard Dawkins famed “Ten Atheist Commandments.”


In A Doubter’s Guide to the Ten Commandments, bestselling author John Dickson explores how these ten verses have changed our world and how they show us what the Good Life looks like. Whether or not one believes in the Bible, these ten ancient instructions open up a window to the Western world and on our own soul.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

John Dickson
Author:

John Dickson

Website http://johndickson.org

Cassandra's Review- A fresh spin on the Ten Commandments, through the mind of the author.  I know so many who use commandments for their own purposes and twist of the words of God into whatever they need it to be.  This book seems to dig up a better, clearer meaning for each one of them and how they all work together to create a more powerful meaning.

Zoku's Green Travel Tumbler Giveaway

Zoku's Green Travel Tumbler Giveaway
 

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Snack in the Box & Drink in the Box Giveaway

Snack in the Box & Drink in the Box

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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 the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States. Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 8/14/16. The winners 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 sponsors are responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contest are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com or contact the owner of the blog you are entering on!

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The Stream by James Robison Blog Tour @Worthypub #TheStream @revjamesrobison

The Stream provides the refreshing life-giving water that must begin to flow freely if we are to restore freedom and rebuild America before it's too late.

Robison's focus for 2016 and beyond is the restoration of the Christian faith and the renewal of an America whose foundations have eroded. The Stream charts a clear path to personal revival and spiritual revolution in our culture, values, morals, and in government.

About the Author

James Robison is the founder and president of LIFE Outreach International, and the founder and president of The Stream (stream.org). Since 1968, James has presented the gospel on television. He launched the daily television program LIFE Today with his wife, Betty, in 1995. James has preached in over six hundred citywide evangelistic crusades attended by more than twenty million people and personally inspired religious, political, and social leaders across five decades.

Cassandra's review-  The author spares nothing in is writing.  He tells of his ideas and knowledge into how to change the world with God.  The book is filled with strength for Christians and help with refreshing the spirit. I would recommend it for people of this faith.  

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Visit the author’s website: http://www.jamesrobison.net or https://stream.org


To Purchase a Copy of the Book: AMAZON, BARNES & NOBLE, CHRISTIAN BOOK

Change of Heart Celebration Tour and Whoopie Pies Giveaway




To purchase your own copy, click here.
About the BookClick to purchase

Lydia Esh’s younger sister Emma is running wild during Rumschpringe, causing the family major heartaches. Although it means risking her reputation, her job as a schoolteacher, and her courtship with Jakob Zook, Lydia attends parties to watch over Emma and protect her sister’s virtue.

When Emma begins a relationship with Kyle, an Englischer, Lydia teams up with Kyle’s older brother, Caleb, to keep the couple apart. As Lydia and Caleb spend time together keeping an eye on their siblings, Lydia falls for this forbidden love. Will she stay true to her faith even if it means giving up the man she loves?
About the Author

Rachel J. Good, inspirational author, writes life-changing, heartfelt novels of faith, hope, and forgiveness. She is the author of Amish romances in the Sisters & Friends series. She grew up near Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the setting for her novels. A former teacher and librarian, she completed her MA from Vermont College while raising five children. She is presently an MFA student in Writing and Illustration at Hollins University. In addition to having more than 2200 articles and 30 books in print or forthcoming under several pseudonyms, she also juggles freelance editing and illustration careers. To buy the Amish Quilts Coloring Book: http://amzn.to/1T35q5p Visit Rachel at:

Website: www.racheljgood.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/racheljgoodnovels/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RachelJGood1

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14661177.Rachel_J_Good

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/racheljgood1/

Giveaway



To celebrate her tour, Rachel is giving away lots of fun prizes, including copies of her books and even a box of Whoopie Pies from Bird-in-Hand Bakery.

Through Raging Waters Tour and $20 Cabelas gift card Giveaway



Purchase your copy here.
About the Book

If Mother Nature has her way, Timber Springs will never be the same…

A warm spring and early rainstorms melt the snowpack. Spring runoff compounded by the storm of the century sends Timber Springs into a tailspin.

Tossed into the role of rescuer, local pharmacist Paul Fitzgerald must face his past before the whole world falls apart. While he fights to contain the beast around him, he finds his steadfast control slipping through his fingers. And life…everyone’s life…hangs by a thread…once again.

She isn’t a hero. Melissa Hampton has her own demons to battle. After she learns of her mysterious beginnings amidst her mother’s keepsakes, she faces more than just the river rushing outside her door. Now, she must discern friend from foe…but as waters rise and tension climbs within Timber Springs, she needs to rise to the challenge or lose the only man she’s ever loved.

Can two people find each other through raging waters?

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  A smooth mystery with a hint of suspense, will the waters go deeper then the hearts of the characters, in this drama packed story?  You will have to read to find out.


About the Author

Renee Blare’s nose has been buried in a book for as long as she can remember. Raised in Louisiana and Wyoming, she started writing poetry in junior high school and that, as they say, was that. After having her son, a desire to attend pharmacy school sent her small family to the University of Wyoming in Laramie. She’s been counting pills ever since. While writing’s her first love, well, after the Lord and her husband, she also likes to fish and hunt as well as pick away on her classical guitar.

Nestled in the foothills of the Wind River Mountains, she lives in Wyoming with her husband, crazy dogs, and ornery cat. She serves her beautiful small town as a pharmacist while penning her stories about struggling Christians as they travel along the journeys of their lives. She loves to interact with readers and invites you check out her website, blog, and social media.

Blog: Renee’s Inspirational Moments

Group Blog: The Diamond Mine of Christian Fiction

Website: Renee Blare|Christian Author Website


Giveaway



To celebrate her tour, Renee is giving away a wonderful package that includes a $20 Cabelas gift card, a set of her series paperbacks (books 1 and 2), and fleece blanket.