Saturday, May 13, 2017

Kinzd Wallet Giveaway

2 winners will receive a Wallet of their choice from Kinzd


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THE GIVEAWAY

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Dropprice $300 Gift Cards Giveaway


Welcome to the Dropprice $300 Gift Cards Giveaway!

 If you would like to have a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card, you can experience dropping the price by following the instructions below.

Giveaway: Win a $100 Amazon Gift Card

All you have to do is help moms drop the price of the Humidifier and you will be entered to win a $100 Amazon gift card. Just click “Drop the price” on the entry form below for a chance to win. For even more entries, share it on your social media networks via the entry form — every time one of your friends also clicks to drop the price, you’ll automatically receive additional giveaway entries! This giveaway ends on 5/23/2017; you must be a US Resident and be 18 years or older to enter. Winners are randomly selected and contacted via email; the winners will be listed at the top of the entry form when the giveaway ends. Click here if you don’t see the entry form below.

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Giveaway: Win a $100 Target Gift Card

This giveaway ends on 5/23/2017; you must be a US Resident and be 18 years or older to enter. Winners are randomly selected and contacted via email; the winners will be listed at the top of the entry form when the giveaway ends

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Giveaway: Win a $100 Walmart Gift Card

This giveaway ends on 5/23/2017; you must be a US Resident and be 18 years or older to enter. Winners are randomly selected and contacted via email; the winners will be listed at the top of the entry form when the giveaway ends

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Tiny Bites Food Shears Review

Tiny Bites Food Shears help parents easily and safely cut food on the go!
Great for cutting those grapes in half! $10.99 for a set of 2, Tiny Bites include an on-blader ruler, cutlery-grade stainless steel blades and a child-proof protective blade cover.

Unique Features and Benefits

Cutlery-grade stainless steel blades
On-blade ruler 
Lead-free blades
Child-proof protective blade cover
BPA-free plastic handles
Comfort spring provides extra support through thicker foods
Totally portable - great for parties, the beach, camping, boating, picnics



I recevied complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review-  I found the shears to be easy for me to handle and they did not hurt to use.  I could cut up raw summer squash more easily than butternut squash because of the harder texture, but the blades are super sharp.  You have to use your own manual hand power, there is no trick to them and they handle like scissors.  They have a great cover and fit into a medium purse or diaper bag for on the go.  You also get to select the size right for the age appropriateness.  I did not have a hassle cleaning them and they can be easily stored.

Piggy Paint Review

Piggy Paint is a natural, eco-friendly nail polish for kids. Its non-toxic, hypoallergenic formula makes it safe to use on all piggies.

Piggy Paint dries to a hard, durable finish that can easily be removed with our eco-friendly, low odor Piggy Paint nail polish remover. Both are made in the USA.

I received complimentary product.

Cassandra's review- It has a scent that is not very nice, but it does dissipate.   I found it a bit hard to take off, but it did not leave any stains.  It did kind of chip a bit when washing my hands.  I think they are great for older kids that can paint and use these safely because they like to practice and change colors a lot.  The little bottles are great for tiny hands, but I was able to use it with no problems as well.  When using a thin layer they do dry fast.


Rock the Locks Hair Care Products for Kids without the harsh chemicals Review

The makers of Piggy Paint, a non-toxic, kid-friendly nail polish brand, introduce Rock the Locks. Piggy Paint is a brand that is recognized and trusted by parents to produce safe, quality products.

Rock the Locks was founded on these same principles and created by Moms seeking natural hair products that actually work.

Rock the Locks is infused with essential oils and scented with super fruit extracts.  Say good-bye to artificial fragrances, alcohol, sulfates, parabens, and phthalates.

 Quality formulas developed and tested by salon professionals.  Rocks the Locks products are made in USA, cruelty-free, and yes, affordable.

I recevied complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review- I enjoyed the beautiful scent as well as the way the products were able to provide a good hold.  I like that if you move your hair when it has the product on it, it does not leave white flakes everywhere.  If you have someone that has hard to control hair, this set might work really well and cause less harm than regular harsher product.

Do Your Children Believe By Terence Chatmon Review

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Do Your Children Believe?: Becoming Intentional About Your Family's Faith and Spiritual Legacy
by Terence Chatmon

(From Goodreads)

Are your children ready to live out their faith in the real world?

Most parents who value Christian faith want their children to enjoy a vibrant, growing relationship with God, both now and throughout their lives. But few of those parents ever attach this hope to an ongoing plan; therefore, they fail to lay a reliable spiritual track in front of the fast-moving train of family life. This book is a junction point where deep parental desire meets workable design and where timid inadequacy meets Christ’s sufficiency. It’s where individual families become multiplication factories, exerting a lasting impact not only on their coming generations but even on the culture at large.

The death of Joshua and his contemporaries was barely old news in Israel before the people of God experienced a Judges 2:10 moment: “There arose another generation after them who did not know the Lord or the work that he had done” (ESV). One generation is all it takes. One generation who stops remembering. One generation who stops creating. One generation blinded to God’s real work in their lives who then subtly quiets the expectation of His new work in succeeding generations.

Do Your Children Believe? appears at a time in history when another Judges 2:10 moment doesn’t sound so incredibly far-fetched—a day when many people’s only real knowledge of God comes from what they’ve heard and read about, not what they’ve actually seen and experienced, and when His work is more about the dutiful following of rules than the daily adventure of walking with Him as Lord.

Imagine, instead, a generation of your family who knows God with intimate familiarity. Who doesn’t just pretend at faith but actually lives it. Kids who can tell you what they believe and why it matters. Teenagers who handle adversity with the resilient joy of godly wisdom. A family who prays together and worships together, growing into young adults who are equipped and inspired to keep this torch ablaze from the moment their own new families begin.


This book is here to make that reality happen, written by an author equipped with not only a passion for the concept but also a proven plan for success—a wealth of first-hand personal stories from his wife and kids for how they’ve put this plan into living action with remarkable blessings in tow. When God puts His power behind families who embrace this kingdom call, on-the-ground change will result in off-the-charts revival.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  Growing up, when my family member found God at a church one day they decided for everyone that there would be a change, it was not a good way to introduce faith more strongly in my early years and I felt forced to believe.  It actually for a long time ruined my experience with my own faith.  I now as an adult understand that while we all want our children to believe how we do, it is not wise to push so hard that they break.

The book is both good and bad but the reader needs to use it as they feel best when connecting to the topic.  Also in my opinion when you push your faith on to someone, it does not help and can do serious damage.  I am not saying to go about life in the dark, just do not blind someone with your light.

Collateral Damage By John T. Chirban Review

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(From Goodreads)

Based on research from more than 10,000 surveys from children and parents of divorce, Collateral Damage presents parents with an overview of the impact that divorce has on their children and offers ways to better serve their needs at this critical time.


Approximately fifty percent of marriages in the United State fail. Add to that the increasing number of couples who never marry, have children together, and later go their separate ways. In all of these scenarios, children suffer greatly—often in silence, as parents do not know how to effectively guide their kids. When the sorrow and emotional issues of children are not addressed, the cycle of divorce is likely to continue for them and in generations that follow. In addition, while children may appear to be resilient and adjusting, without proper support children of divorce are more prone to drug and alcohol abuse, criminal behavior, mental and physical illness, and suicide.

How can parents manage their own hurt, shock, anger, and despair so that they can provide their children with what they need?


Collateral Damage sounds a wakeup call for parents. It identifies the landmines inherent in the dangerous terrain of divorce and equips them to help their children not to feel abandoned or unheard. Topics covered include:

Building the family—not losing it
Tuning into your kids
Stabilizing childhood
Maintaining parent/child roles
Avoiding the parenting handoff
Keeping kids out of the war zone
Instilling trust
Keeping open lines of communication
Attuning to guiding, spiritual resources

The failure of a marriage does not mean the end of the family. Providing a stable, supportive, healthy relationship with your child demonstrates what a loving relationship looks like, better preparing them for intimate relationships and marriage as an adult.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  The book covers some really hard topics that most families can have trouble expressing with their kids.  It offers guidance and strength within its pages and the author spares no truth when hitting topics.  I would recommend anyone going through this tough time to read and relax with this book knowing that you can be more informed.

The Most Misused Stories in the Bible by Eric J. Bargerhuff Review

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(From Goodreads)

Are You Sure You Know What Your Favorite Bible Stories Mean?

A surprising number of popular Bible stories are commonly misused or misunderstood, even by well-intentioned Christians. In this concise yet thorough book, Eric J. Bargerhuff helps you fully understand the meaning of David and Goliath, Jonah and the Big Fish, the Woman Caught in Adultery, and other well-known Bible stories. 

Providing fascinating historical and scriptural insights, Bargerhuff helps you sort through modern-day distortions of fifteen well-known Bible stories and grasp their original meaning and purpose for us today.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  If you count the way the author choose to tell his version of they are used, you can see this book is just another long winded way for someone to find another meaning in stories that any will interpret as they see fit.  Sadly people use the Bible as a way to either teach or torment and it is up to the reader as well as the listener to take what they believe and how the perceive to heart, not what others portray as right or wrong.  

Threads of Suspicion by: Dee Henderson Review

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Threads of Suspicion
by: Dee Henderson

Will her latest cold case unravel before justice is served?

Evie Blackwell's reputation as a top investigator for the Illinois State Police has landed her an appointment to the governor's Missing Persons Task Force. With so much public fanfare surrounding the launch of this elite investigative team, the political stakes are high, and the team will have to produce results--and quickly.

Evie and her new partner, David Marshal, are assigned to a pair of unrelated cases in suburban Chicago, and while both involve persons now missing for several years, the cases couldn't be more different. As Evie opens old wounds in a close-knit neighborhood over the disappearance of a college student, David searches for a private investigator whose last case involved a high-powered client.

With a deep conviction that "justice for all" truly matters, Evie and David are unrelenting in their search for the truth. But the questions that lie just beneath the surface in Evie's personal life are also begging for answers.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

About the Author
Dee Henderson is the author of numerous novels, including Taken, Undetected, Unspoken, Full Disclosure, and the acclaimed O'Malley and Uncommon Heroes series. Her books have won or been nominated for several prestigious industry awards, such as the RITA Award, the Christy Award, and the ECPA Gold Medallion. Dee is a lifelong resident of Illinois. Learn more at www.deehenderson.com.

Cassandra's Review- The romance is certainly flowing is this suspenseful story.  The book will be wonderful for anyone older age that enjoys a good paced well written and easy to follow story.   The author took the details to a depth that will really bring the plots to life in your mind while reading.

Can I Just Hide in Bed 'Til Jesus Comes Back by Martha Bolton Review

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(From Goodreads)
Depression, fear, a sense of unworthiness, and unfulfilled dreams can make women retreat to their beds--figuratively and literally--and refuse to face life. Yet most of the time, hiding in bed makes matters worse. Who needs emotional bedsores? Authors Martha Bolton and Christin Ditchfield gently show women how to climb out from under their emotional bedcovers, face their fears and doubts, and step into the lives God has planned for them.

Can I Just Hide in Bed 'til Jesus Comes Back? faces down the fear, depression, and unfulfilled dreams that cripple many women to the point of wanting to crawl in bed--for the rest of their lives. Compiled as a collection of short, mostly humorous and warm hearted stories, it offers readers practical, concrete steps to help them move forward when they are ready. Essays are interspersed with special humor features such as "Top Ten" lists, while "Whenever You're Ready" sections offer Scriptures, journaling questions, and practical suggestions for "putting your feet on the floor" and "taking a few steps forward." The book addresses four themes:

Facing feelings of fear, anxiety, discouragement, and depression
Facing people and relationship issues
Facing the pain of grief and loss
Facing life--and getting yours back
I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's review Q&A-

- What did you like about the book and why?  I like that this book covers topics that both men and women face and encourages you to become more uplifted instead of embracing dread and negativity.

- What did you not like about the book and why?  It was well written and easy to follow, the shorter stories are easy to read through, so there was nothing that I could count as not liking.

- What did you learn? The you can overcome more if your mind is involved and not just your nerves.

- To whom would you recommend this book and why?  For anyone who worries and fears about things to the point of distraction, because it gives a sense of peace by helping to look at the problems head on with a resolution available.

The Beginner's Bible Carry-Along Treasury Review

9780310760306, The Beginner's Bible Carry-Along Treasury

The Beginner’s Bible® has been a favorite with young children and their parents since its release in 1989 with over 25 million products sold.                                                            

The Beginner’s Bible®, the bestselling Bible storybook of our time, is now in a special carry-along edition with over 30 stories! Children will love The Beginner’s Bible Carry-Along Treasury created especially for tiny hands to carry with them wherever they go. The carry-along edition features a smaller size, a go-anywhere handle, and an easy magnetic closure.

Kids will come to know and love the key stories and characters of the Bible with this best-loved Bible storybook. Now updated with vibrant new art, The Beginner’s Bible® is the perfect starting point for children. Little ones will enjoy the fun illustrations of Noah helping the elephant onto the ark, Jonah praying inside the fish, and more, as they discover The Beginner’s Bible® just like millions of children before!

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- While this book does have a little more advanced stories as far as longer and made for a little older youth, it is still really cute with the extra added handle that your little one can easily carry to church or Sunday school.  Or like my little ones do and carry it around the house.

The Beginner's Bible For Little Ones Review

9780310755364, The Beginner's Bible for Little Ones

The Beginner’s Bible® has been a favorite with young children and their parents since its release in 1989 with over 25 million copies sold. With over five million copies sold, The Beginner's Bible® is the bestselling Bible storybook of our time.

 Now there's a condensed version for active little ones to take with them wherever they go. With a padded cover, this board book is soft, durable, and can withstand any child's energetic lifestyle. Playfully illustrated, the storybook introduces toddlers to the Bible in an imaginative way. The accompanying text is simple so that children are engaged by and can learn eight cherished Bible stories, including Creation, Noah's Ark, and the birth of baby Jesus.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- Whether people believe in this faith based book or not, we can all agree is it one of the best story books of all time.  There are super short but powerful little stories that will have your kids imagining all kinds of adventures.

The Beginner's Bible Noah And The Noisy Ark Review

9780310759577, The Beginner's Bible Noah and the Noisy Ark
The Beginner’s Bible® has been a favorite with young children and their parents since its release in 1989 with over 25 million products sold.

It’s time for Noah’s big adventure! A rainstorm is coming, and Noah needs to build an ark and find two of each animal to keep warm and dry inside. This retelling of the story of Noah’s Ark will take little ones from building a big boat to seeing a rainbow in the sky after the storm. Featuring brand-new art from the beloved The Beginner’s Bible, a die-cut format, and a beautiful foiled cover, parents will love sharing this board book with their children.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  I thought that with the title including a noisy ark, that the book would have had different sounds that animals make etc, but it was just a simple short story of Noah.  It is easy for little hands to hold and is very colorful.


Jesus Loves Me By Gynux Review

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Read or sing along with your little one’s favorite song! Jesus Loves Me pairs sweet, snuggly illustrations with the text of the familiar children’s song. This newest board book in the beloved Sing-Along series also features a padded cover perfect for little hands, and is sure to delight children and parents alike.

Author Gynux has always been drawn to storytelling and illustration. HIs inspiration comes from a wide range of sources - cartoons, fine arts, architecture, film, and especially music. While not illustrating, he loves to travel and spend time riding his bike and playing his piano. Gynux lives in Lyon, France.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  I love to sing, even though I may not be the best in the world, but my family does not mind because we have so much fun.   The book offers you a chance to bond while singing your heart out in a clean and fun way.  You can also tone it down and read the book for a great bedtime story.

The Berenstain Bears 5-Minute Inspirational Stories Read-Along Classics Review

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The Berenstain Bears 5-Minute Read-Along Stories is the perfect companion for young readers at bedtime or anytime. With classic stories from the Berenstain Bears Living Lights series, join the Bear family and all their friends in Bear Country as they learn how to be good friends, how to play fairly, where to find courage, and much more. This oversize padded storybook is sure to become a lap time favorite for Berenstain fans, both young and old, as they read these stories in 5 minutes.

Stories included are:

The Berenstain Bears and the Forgiving Tree, The Berenstain Bears God Loves You, The Berenstain Bears Say Their Prayers, The Berenstain Bears Love Their Neighbors, The Berenstain Bears’ Faithful Friends, The Berenstain Bears’ Biggest Brag, The Berenstain Bears and the Gift of Courage, The Berenstain Bears Blessed are the Peacemakers, The Berenstain Bears Get Involved, The Berenstain Bears’ Gossip Gang, The Berenstain Bears God Bless Our Home, and The Berenstain Bears Here’s the Church, Here’s the Steeple.

Authors
Stan and Jan Berenstain introduced the first Berenstain Bear books in 1962. Mike Berenstain grew up watching his parents work together to write about and draw these lovable bears. Eventually he started drawing and writing about them too.  Though Stan died in 2005, and Jan in 2012, Mike continues to create the delightful Bear adventures from his studio in Pennsylvania, in an area that looks much like the sunny dirt road deep in Bear Country.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- I can remember being little and going to the library to request the Berenstain books.  They have always had a special place in my heart and I think that any family would easily fall in love because of the clean faith based stories and sweet connection that they will present to you as a reader.  

It Started With Goodbye By Christina June Review

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Sixteen-year-old Tatum Elsea is bracing for the worst summer of her life. After being falsely accused of a crime, she’s stuck under stepmother-imposed house arrest and her BFF’s gone ghost. Tatum fills her newfound free time with community service by day and working at her covert graphic design business at night, which includes trading emails with a cute cello-playing client. If Tatum is reading his emails right, her virtual Prince Charming is funny, smart, and talented—and he seems to think the same about her. Too bad he’s spending his summer across the ocean in Ireland…not that Tatum would be allowed to go on a date anyway.

But over the course of the summer, Tatum will learn that sometimes going after what you want means breaking all the rules. And when Tatum discovers she’s not the only one in the house keeping secrets, she finds she has the chance to make amends with her family and friends. Equipped with a new perspective, and assisted by her feisty step-abuela-slash-fairy-godmother, Tatum is ready to start fresh and maybe even get her happy ending along the way. A modern play on the Cinderella story arc, Christina June’s IT STARTED WITH GOODBYE will appeal to fans of Sarah Dessen, Stephanie Perkins, and Jennifer E. Smith.



Author Christina June writes young adult contemporary fiction when she’s not writing college recommendation letters during her day job as a school counselor. She loves the little moments in life that help someone discover who they’re meant to become—whether it’s her students or her characters. Christina is a voracious reader, loves to travel, eats too many cupcakes, and hopes to one day be bicoastal—the east coast of the US and the east coast of Scotland. She lives just outside Washington, D.C., with her husband and daughter.


I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- Perfect for young hearts, this book has a clean amount of love as well as a great storyline to keep your teens very interested.  While I think the girls will swoon far more over the book, boys might enjoy it as well. A well written tale that the author captures you into.