Friday, June 22, 2018

Jarlsberg Sizzling Summer Burger Contest Starts July 2nd

Join Celebrity Chef George Duran on a Quest for the Perfect Cheeseburger

Enter the Jarlsberg Sizzling Summer Burger Contest to Win Big 

Contest Runs from July 2nd to August 27th
Jarlsberg® Cheese famous worldwide for its nutty, mild and sweet flavor launches a global recipe global contest starring two best friends: burgers and cheese. 

 Cheese fans and all foodies can enter the Jarlsberg Sizzling Summer Burger contest from July 2nd to August 27th at https://www.facebook.com/jarlsberg. Entrants will have the chance to win exclusive Jarlsberg® Grill Kits every week and the grand prize is a Big Green Egg Grill, so that winners can recreate their favorite Jarlsberg® burgers, just in time for Labor Day weekend!

The program also offers some great new burger ideas from Celebrity Chef George Duran.  Duran, the Venezuelan born American chef, is well known for hosting cooking programs on TLC and Food Network and his appearances on numerous TV shows. He has created four distinctly different Jarlsberg® burger recipes, including one vegetarian burger and one burger with grilled pineapple slices in place of burger buns.

Each of Chef Duran’s four burger recipes offer a summer story and their own film: The Marvelous Meltdown (Jarlsberg® Fondue Burger), Melted Maui Madness (Pineapple Bun Jarlsberg® Burger), The Viva La Quinoa (Quinoa and Red Lentil with Jarlsberg®), and The Brooklyn Bacon Bonanza (Bacon Burger Stuffed with Jarlsberg®). 
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The burgers are placed in different settings, and the ambience is quintessentially New York: three of the four burger shorts are filmed in a Williamsburg brownstone, and the fourth on a rooftop in Queens with the Manhattan skyline as a backdrop.

I received complimentary product.

Enjoy these creative, fun summer BBQ recipes from Jarlsberg® and Chef George Duran. 

The Marvelous Melt-down – Fondue Burger                              

For the burgers:

1 tbsp. panko-style breadcrumbs

1 tbsp. heavy cream

1 1/2 lb minced beef

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 tbsp. salt

1/4 tbsp. black pepper

Butter

4 sesame burger buns

Lettuce

Chopped scallions

Red pepper flakes (optional)


For the Jarlsberg® fondue sauce:

2 tbsp. butter

2 tbsp flour

1 C. of whole milk

1 1/2 C. of grated Jarlsberg® cheese

Method:

1.      In a small bowl, mix the breadcrumbs and heavy cream until absorbed ( about 3 – 4 minutes)

2.      In a large bowl, mix the beef with the garlic and breadcrumb mixture until combined. Season with salt and pepper and form 4 large burgers. Make a large indentation in the middle of each burger and preheat your grill.

3.      In the meantime, make the Jarlsberg® cheese fondue sauce by melting the butter in a small saucepan and whisking in the flour. Whisk over a medium heat until browned. Slowly whisk in the milk and allow to thicken (about 3 – 4 minutes). Add the grated Jarlsberg® and whisk until smooth. Keep some cheese aside.

4.      Grill each burger as desired, spread butter inside the buns and toast lightly. Arrange lettuce on the bottom half of the bun, followed by the burger. Then pour fondue sauce on top of the burger. Add the other half of the bun and pour more fondue sauce over the top.

5.      Garnish with scallions and red pepper flakes.


Makes 4 burgers

Melted Maui Madness
                                                      
Ingredients:

1 1/2 lb. minced beef

1 tbsp. tomato paste

1 tbsp. teriyaki sauce

1 tbsp. kosher salt

Non-stick spray

4 thick pineapple rings

4 red bell pepper rings

4 slices Jarlsberg® cheese

Thinly-sliced red onions

8 slices of cooked bacon (optional)

Lettuce and tomato

Method:

1. Pre-heat your grill.

2. In a medium bowl, mix the beef with the tomato paste, teriyaki sauce and salt.

Form 4 equal-sized burger patties.

3. Spray the grill with non-stick spray and grill the pineapple rings evenly on both sides.

Set aside and grill the peppers and burgers as desired. Top the burgers with Jarlsberg® cheese and allow to melt slightly.

4. Assemble your burgers using the pineapple rings in place of a bun and top with the

burger, cheese, peppers, red onion slices, bacon, lettuce and tomato slices.

Makes 4 burgers





Bath Time Fun with Edushape


Greek Archimedes discovered while taking a bath that an object’s volume could be measured by being submerged in water! Unable to contain his excitement, Archimedes leapt out of the bathtub yelling “Eureka, Eureka!” as he ran through the streets.

Today, Edushape, continues to celebrate Archimedes’ excitement and discovery with bath toys that promote learning and exploration because bath time is THE best time to discover and learn.

I received complimentary product.


Edushape Water Magic Cube
Edushape Water Magic Cube
Clearly fascinating, the artful cube has 6 different strainers. Fill it, rotate and pour, then see the water stream into unexpected shapes. Hands, eyes and minds are engaged and bath time is more fun, thanks to a little science magic.

Edushape Sensory Hoops


Set of 3 balls and floating hoop
Includes mesh storage bag
Water Sport Fun!

For bath and pool fun, includes floating multi-level Sensory Hoops plus three Original 2 ½” Sensory Balls specifically designed to be easily picked up by wet or soapy hands!

Cassandra's review- What seems like basic fun can make all the difference for a child with special needs.  I like that the hoops can be played in the living room as well as in the bath so that your little one can learn and explore the texture.  The magic cube is like a cup with holes in it, and little ones really enjoy the shower like experience.  As long your child does not try to dump it outside the bathtub, this can be a lot of fun.



NKJV Children's Outreach Bible Review

NKJV Children's Outreach Bible
By Tommy Nelson
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Our most-loved Children’s Outreach Bible includes full-color study helps with the trusted New King James translation to make Bible reading fun and accessible for kids!

This affordable Children’s Outreach Bible in the trustworthy New King James Version is a great value for anyone who wants to give children God’s Word. The fun and colorful cover is designed for boys and girls alike, and the interior features the full Old and New Testaments of the New King James Version, the translation loved and trusted by millions!

Also featured are 24 pages of kid-friendly full-color study help pages to help young children learn and grow in their faith journey. Pages include:

Why Should I Read the Bible?
Bible Verses to Know
Knowing Jesus Better
How Do I Pray?
How Can I Let God’s Love Shine Through Me?
How Do I Study the Bible?
The Names of God
and many more!
A special presentation page is perfect for personalizing!

Whether you’re giving a child his or her first Bible or rewarding a Sunday school class for a job well done, this economy Bible with great features is the perfect way to meet the needs of those around you!

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  The paperback cover is a little hard to keep from getting ripped if your little one is eager to learn and holds it wrong.  It is geared for a younger reader, but most children will still not be too sure of how to read it just because it is still a Bible and it does contain bigger words.  I think if your not a teen or going to read this to your child with the extra time to explain it, then this might be a little bit hard.  Obviously it is faith based and includes some of the greatest stories in times past. 

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

FilterSnap Delivers to your Door .@filtersnap


If you or your family sneeze and wheeze your way through spring, you probably have a whole routine to get relief at home: keep your windows closed, crank up the air conditioning, clean your ceiling and bathroom fans, and so on. But here’s a key defense that many people forget: change the air filters in your furnace. 
Filtersnap Filter Dude - Air Filters

Furnace filters trap airborne particles like pet dander, dust mites, pollen and mold spores to prevent the dirt from entering the furnace’s blower. As the particles build up, the filter gets clogged so these allergens stay in the air. Add that to outside offenders that are unleashed as plants begin to bloom, and you’ve got allergen overload. Result: misery.

Order Filters, Receive Filters, Replace Filters
So be sure to add filter changing to your spring to-do list – and to make it easy, use a service like Filter Snap that delivers filters to your door on any schedule you choose. Just tell the company your filter size (you’ll find it on your existing filter), and select the filter quality you’d like (basic, standard or ultimate) and the replacement schedule (1, 2, 3, 6 or 12 months). When the box shows up, you’ll know it’s time for a filter change. Your family – and your allergies – will love you for it.

I received complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review- The filter arrived in good condition and the exact size that I ordered.  It looked to be of good quality as well.  

Grown up Night Fun with Games Adults Play .@GamesAdultsPlay

The Following games are strictly for ages 18+
Games Adults Play


Having fun with the family is always a blast, but sometimes grown up want a night to play adult games.  Here are three games styled strictly for the 18+ crowd.

Tossed Salad
Tossed Salad Game


Tossed Salad is the fast-paced game of quick thinking and acting totally nasty. A useless vocabulary lesson – you’ll never use these words again (or will you?) It’s also probably going to be the reason your abs are hurting from laughing tomorrow! For 4 or more players.

Highlights:

Hilarious charades-like game will have your party guests in stitches.
It’s just plain offensive. But, hey, at least it’s recyclable. Enjoy!


Friend or Faux

It’s not how many friends we have, but how well we know them! Friend or Faux inspires players to get personal, share stories, recall memories and make you laugh until it hurts. Points are earned and unexpected connections are made through five rounds of increasingly revealing questions that players answer about each other. At times risqué and often surprising, Friend or Faux is a light-hearted way to enjoy some real-life interactions with new friends, old friends, and faux friends. For 2 or more players.

Highlights

Includes 250 question cards ranging from tame to OMG.
Easy to learn, hilarious to play.
Perfect for your next party!

Shit Happens
Shit Happens Card Game
Let’s face it – Shit Happens to all of us, right? So we’ve turned it into a game full of shitty situations that you’ll have to rank from bad, to awful, to WTF!

You’re going to read some really messed up stuff on these cards, and then rank them according to their shittiness. Is a 3rd degree sunburn BETTER or WORSE than seeing your father naked? Is it WORSE than dropping your phone in the toilet? Each player acquires cards by correctly estimating where it lands on our Misery Index. The first player to accumulate 10 cards wins the game. For 2 or more players.

The game includes:

200 Shit Happens Situation Cards
Instructions
Highlights:

Each unfortunate situation is ranked from 1-100 (100 being the absolute shittiest) using a “Misery Index”.
Perfect for parties – will have your guests rolling with laughter!

I received complimentary product.

Cassandra's review- All of the games above are geared for a dirty minds night out with friends that are also all adults.   Maybe a grown up party or something, but I hid them from my kids as they are vulgar in a good way that will bring laughs.  It is just a matter of preference and comfortability and of course the friends you have, that will make or break these games.  Obviously no one is going to explain the urban dictionary term of tossed salad to a minor so if you do go all in and purchase these be warned.   






Burnout Travel Mug Review

ThermAvant International — founded by C.W. LaPierre Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Bill Ma — recently released another breakthrough product on the portable beverage market.
Meet Burnout, the temperature-regulating travel mug guaranteed to quickly cool hot beverages such as coffee or tea to a drinkable zone of 140 degrees Fahrenheit within minutes and keep it there for hours — a quickness and longevity unmatched by competitors.

The key improvements for Burnout are faster cooling times, a new lid that limits residue buildup on the lip, and assembly of the mugs has moved from China to the U.S. But the biggest improvement is the lifetime guarantee and the individual serialization of each mug. which utilizes serial numbers unique to the mug to allow ThermAvant to track any burnout mug and provide the best service.

The name invokes exactly what the mug is intended to do — take the burn out of the user’s first sip. The Burnout mug utilizes Ma’s phase-change material (PCM) called HeatZorb, which is vacuum sealed between multiple layers of stainless steel. It is the same technology that is used in the LEXO further refined and perfected in the Burnout.

The material is charged at ThermAvant’s headquarters in Columbia, Mo., and is in a solid state in the mug. The heat of the beverage turns HeatZorb into a liquid, allowing it to absorb the extra heat and store it for release throughout the day, keeping the beverage warm for hours on end.

“We developed and refined the manufacturing system to charge the PCM and assemble Burnout in right here in Columbia, Mo.,” Ma said of ThermAvant International’s one-of-a-kind process. “With that technology, we charge our PCM. It took us about a year to develop the machine for the fabrication process.”

Click Here to read more about the mug and the engineer behind it. 

I received complimentary product.

Cassandra's  Review- Sleek and very nice design. I enjoy the thickness as it can be handled with ease.  The top functioning lid is great.  You can tell that it is crafted of good quality and it is not heavy, but at the same time provides a good amount of weight to gain sturdiness.  It can be rinsed out, but I would use a bottle brush as well for better cleaning as it is a longer more narrow hole. 

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Meant for Each Other (Tybee Island Book 1) by [Cameron, Delaney]

Meant for Each Other by Delaney Cameron

Kirsten is thrilled to return to the place where she spent so many summers as a child. Here she can forget the episode that nearly ruined her last year of college. Was it unreasonable to suppose that this far from the scene of her crime she would be safe from meeting the man who knew all about her worst moment?

After six months of nonstop traveling, Trey is happy to trade living on the road for the peace and quiet of Tybee Island. In such surroundings, he should be able to work undisturbed. These plans are interrupted by the appearance of a former student. Running into Kirsten is a disturbance of the worst kind: a reminder of an encounter he hasn’t been able to forget.

Author’s note: This is a revised and expanded version of a novella published years ago under a different title and pen name. It takes place before the events of Dream of Me.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Made for Me by Zack Bush Review


Made for Me By Zack Bush

Book Description

Of all the children that ever could be,
You are the one made just for me.

From a child's first uttered "Da-da" to her first unsteady steps, nothing can adequately convey the joy and awe of watching the birth and growth of a new child. Filled with adorable illustrations and the refrain, "You are the one made just for me," Made for Me is a winning presentation of tender moments that tie a father and his new child together—forever.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- The perfect bedtime book for little one to enjoy.  I would read this outloud for  a wonderful bonding experience.  The rhyming words are soothing to a younger child and the illustrations bring out a few giggles. 



Good Idea Drinks Review

Good Idea® – the Swedish Sugar Buster notably known for helping a healthy person handle the sugar spike following a carb-rich meal has made its way to the NorCal region and is now securing placement at a growing number of retailers. The company GoodIdea Inc, originally from Sweden and now located in San Francisco is excited to have a growing footprint in a community that’s comprised of health conscientious people who are observant of what they eat and drink.

Most people would perceive Good Idea as just another flavored sparkling water, but the fact is that it is far from that. The “supplement facts” on the backside of the can reveal a proprietary blend of five amino acids and chromium, clinically proven to help the body handle the blood sugar spike following an ordinary meal rich in fast carbs. Good Idea is the result of years of research and development conducted by Good Idea Inc´s Swedish mother company Aventure AB and the Food for Health Science Centre at Lund University in southern Sweden.

“We´re on a mission to bring health to the table”, says GoodIdea Inc´s CEO Björn Öste. “Many of the meals we eat, like burgers, pizzas, fries and even sushi contain fast carbs that turn into sugar in the blood vessels. In the long run this puts a strain on the body, and adding soda makes the problem even worse. We see a trend coming, where people replace their sugary drinks with water, and adding the functionality of Good Idea, we are at the forefront.”

I received complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review-   While I can not give you any scientific or break down of ingredients or health and safety advice of this product, I can tell you that it taste good.  It is not geared for diabetics or anyone with a blood sugar problem, so it's like a normal drink for normal people.   I would not let my children drink it, but I am fairly certain there would be no need for them to want it either as it is probably not intended for younger ages anyway.   I would ask your doctor before trying this if you are unsure.  

The Hundred Story Home By Kathy Izzard Review .@kathyizardclt

The Hundred Story Home: A Memoir of Finding Faith in Ourselves and Something Bigger

Kathy Izard was a graphic designer, wife, mother of four daughters, and volunteer at Charlotte’s Urban Ministry Center when an unlikely meeting with formerly homeless author Denver Moore changed the course of her life. Inspired by Denver’s challenge to do more than serve in this soup kitchen, Kathy quit her job to take on what seemed like an unimaginable task in her second half of life—to build housing for Charlotte’s homeless.

Woven together in this motivational story of a call to social action is Kathy’s personal journey to define the meaning of home and her own struggle with faith, family, and fulfillment. Reading this book will not only make you believe you can change the world, it will also end up changing you.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's review-  A story, a time and a challenge- not to get through without feeling a connection to the author.  The writing style is heartfelt and pure, with so much to offer as far as inspiration and take aways.  You could read a chapter quickly but then think about it for days.   I am so glad there are such good hearts in this world and that the author was able to open up and share her ups and downs in a way that is not boring or overly done.  To Kathy if you read this review, I need to say thank you for helping what society sometimes feels wasted and unloved people and reminding my spirit to be more humble.


When God Happens By Angela Hunt Review

When God Happens: True Stories of Modern Day Miracles

A car flips over on the highway and bursts into flames. A father hears devastating news about his unborn child. A teenage girl follows a friend to a dangerous party.

Then God happens.

If you have ever doubted the miraculous power of God, prepare to be astonished. Here, real people share true stories of modern-day miracles—moments of divine intervention when the hand of God was briefly and beautifully revealed. Edited by bestselling authors Angela Hunt and Bill Myers, the eight stories in When God Happens include first-hand accounts of medical healing, angelic visitation, and demonic possession.

As Hunt and Myers write, these testimonies “are a reminder that the God who reached down to touch those He loved in Bible days has not changed. He has not turned His back on us or left us to our own devices. As Scripture also states, ‘[He] is the same yesterday, today, and forever.’”

We pray these stories inspire you to look to God for the deepest needs in your life as you discover how He has worked in the lives of others just like you.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- If you believe you will, acheive the blessing and spiritual love of this book.  Could you imagine a world where anything is possible? If you just open your mind and heart to the stories in this book and choose to believe they are real and they are miracles, it can create a really good feeling in your mind as well as body.  Not everything included is a rosey time, but the author gave fact as she learned it and felt it to be true. 



Dangerous Good by Kenny Luck Review


It’s time to wake the sleeping giant in our world, in our communities, in our churches, and in our homes.

There’s a revolution brewing, a sleeping giant coming out of a long slumber. For years men have been sitting to the side, minding their own business, nursing their own wounds. But that time is reaching its end. Our wounds must surely be tended to, and our business must surely be minded. We are meant for greater things than these, and the world can no longer indulge our slumber. Justice demands a response to these troubling times. Righteousness demands a champion to counter a climate of moral relativism. God made us men; it’s time to act like it.

Good men are in high demand but low supply. That reality is creating suffering and injustice at every level of society in every community worldwide. Dangerous Good calls on the millennial generation of men who follow Jesus worldwide to confront that by deciding, individually and as a group, to be dangerous with goodness like Jesus. Here is the next revolution of masculinity the world is waiting for.

Cassandra's Review Q&A-

- What did you like about the book and why? It offers men a good dose of reality in the faith based world and helps them to find not only communication but so much more. 

- What did you not like about the book and why? I feel like this might condemn some men and create guilt where the book was set more to inform. 

- What did you learn? As a female I felt this book was geared only towards men and that is great, but I was able to learn about the author and his way of going about teaching. 

- To whom would you recommend this book and why? My first thought is men of a working age that can start a family and need to think or be humbled by a new beginning.  I am now thinking that any age from older teen male would benefit if they love and believe in God. 

I received a complimentary copy.


Rachael Anderson $25 Amazon GC or Paypal Cash Giveaway

My Sister’s Intended by Rachael Anderson
My Sister's Intended (Serendipity Book 1) by [Anderson, Rachael]
For as long as Prudence can remember, it has been understood that her sister will one day wed the eldest son of their nearest neighbor. Such an alliance will benefit both families and bring a great deal of joy to all parents involved.

Unfortunately, Prudence has never been able to feel as joyful. She believes her sister is mad to consider marrying a man she hardly knows, even if he will one day make her a countess. Titles and wealth shouldn’t factor into matters of the heart, and as an aspiring romance novelist, Prudence cannot fathom how anyone could even think of settling for less than love. She certainly wouldn’t, and she doesn’t want her sister to either.

Unable to stand by and do nothing, Prudence sets out to help the awkward couple discover the best in each other with the hope that they will eventually find love. What she neglected to foresee, however, was the possibility that she might fall in love with Lord Knave herself.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Janette Rallison $25 Amazon Gift Code or Paypal Cash Giveaway

My Fair Lacey & A Perfect Fit by Janette Rallison

“My Fair Lacey” is the story of Lacey, who has dreamed of opening a restaurant for years – but first she needs a loan. When Garrett Halifax, her roommate’s Harvard-educated brother, offers to help her clean up her appearance and manner to impress the bank manager, she jumps at the chance – but will she be able to keep up appearances without falling for the  Garrett?
My Fair Lacey & A Perfect Fit by [Rallison, Janette]
In “A Perfect Fit” Rallison Jojo Halifax believes that winning Echo Ridge’s float competition is just what her fledgling art career needs. And if that means giving her ex-boyfriend, Anthony, a second chance so she can be a designer on his team, well, she’s willing to make the sacrifice. But when a lost bet leads to a blind date with her brother’s friend, Wyatt, she begins to have second thoughts about second chances. Wyatt is handsome and charming and just might have been paid to make her forget about Anthony. Is falling for his charm worth the risk or should she take Anthony back again?


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Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use money sent via Paypal or gift codes via Amazon.com. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. This giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.


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Monday, June 18, 2018

The Love Letter A Novel By Rachel Hauck Review

The Love Letter A Novel
By Rachel Hauck
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With the colonies at war and his country divided, Hamilton Lightfoot must choose sides: Fight for the British Crown or for the Independence of America. But after witnessing the death of his family at the hands of redcoats, he fears he’ll fight for revenge instead of honor. On the verge of a great battle, he pens a letter to Esther, the woman he loves.

Esther Longfellow is in love with Hamilton, but her father is a loyalist, living in upcountry South Carolina and working for a wealthy British lord. When the Revolutionary War comes to her doorstep she is forced to choose between devotion to her father and her love for Hamilton.

Chloe Daschle is the daughter of Hollywood royalty—a great director and an Oscar-winning actress. Yet her career has taken an unexpected turn: She’s the queen of death scenes. Trying to break out, she accepts a supporting role in a revolutionary war film. But she longs for the perfect role and the perfect real-life romance. Does happily ever after only exist in the movies?

After a life-changing tragedy, MIT graduate Jesse Gates decides to leave his life behind and move to LA to try his hand at acting and screenwriting. When he finds a page from one of his ancestor’s letters, he becomes consumed with the love he finds there. Determined to help his grandfather find happiness at the end of his life, Jesse writes and sells a screenplay based on the events surrounding the lost love of previous generations.

When Jesse meets the woman he has cast to play Esther Longfellow—his grandfather’s one true love—the stories of all four collide across time and space. The love letter from the past might have more power to affect the future than any of them could have imagined.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  I felt there was not enough straight story in this book and by crossing people and times it fell short for me as a reader who wanted to delve into the wonderful writing style, but again the choice to tie in instead of to stick with one focus made this a little less of an experience.   I also did not care too much for the characters, but I see that the author has a unique style when crafting the plots.

Daniel Banner $25 Amazon Gift Code or Paypal Cash Giveaway

Rescue and Redemption by Daniel Banner

JFK, a firefighter for the Park City Fire Department, is tired of being razzed about his classy nickname. He’s lost weight, and even cut back on the swearing and drinking in an effort to fit the image. Still, he believes people never really change at heart. After all, under those muscles that can bench 250, he’s still the same guy. When a striking beauty wanders into his kitchen with her two-year sobriety coin, he wonders if he’s underestimated himself. A guy like him might just get a girl like her.
Rescue and Redemption (Park City Firefighter Romance) by [Banner, Daniel]
Mercy Jewell McGovern, recently graduated from college and is in the process of getting her life back on track when she meets JFK. She’s immediately attracted to the capable chef running his precision kitchen at a charity event. But on their first date, it’s obvious he’s used to hanging out with guys, not with a lady. That won’t fly for Mercy. Despite her rowdy past, she knows she’s worthy of someone who knows how to open a door for her and can sit down to Sunday dinner with her extended family, the Jewells, who could write books on manners.

Time after time JFK comes to her rescue, but will she be the one to ultimately save him from settling for less than his best?

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Massive Monster Mayhem Giveaway

EPIC Massive Monster Mayhem Giveaway

Welcome To The EPIC Massive Monster Mayhem Giveaway!

One Lucky Winner Will Receive Their Very Own Limited Edition ‘Macho Cheese’ Pillow!

Welcome To The EPIC Massive Monster Mayhem Giveaway
Giveaway Dates: 6/17/18 12:00 AM EST and runs until 7/08/18 at 11:59 PM EST
Entrants must be 18 years old to enter and giveaway is open to US residents only. This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This giveaway is valid only in the United States. Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway will end at 11:59 PM (EST) on 07/08/2018. Winners are subject to eligibility verification and will have 48 hours to respond before new winners will be drawn. If you or someone in your household has won this prize in the past 180 days you are not eligible to win.
If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.


Saturday, June 16, 2018

Pizzer Time Subscription Box Giveaway

Sponsored By: Pizzer Time

*3 Winners* Will Receive:

a Pizzer Time Subscription Box with Extras!! 

($165 TRV Giveaway)

What's Included In The Subscription Box: Ingredients to make 2 pizzas Choice of topping for each pizza 2 Pan Pizzer Cooking Set Rolling Pin Pizza Cutter ($55 RV)
**Giveaway Eligibility**

Open To US residents ONLY in the following states; New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Must be 18+ to enter

Please Note: Sorry for the inconvenience, but the giveaway form will only give me the option to exclude a handful of states in the giveaway. Please make sure that you are not entering this giveaway from any other state other than the ones mentioned above. If you enter the giveaway anyway, and are chosen as a winner, you will not be able to collect your prize.
Giveaway Dates ~ 6/16 9:00 AM EST through 7/14 11:59PM EST
Disclosure: Love, Mrs. Mommy and all participating bloggers are not held responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. This giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Facebook or any other social media site. The winners will be randomly drawn by Giveaway Tools and will be notified by email. Winners have 48 hours to reply before a replacement winner will be drawn. 

Friday, June 15, 2018

Healing Scarred Hearts by Susan Hoemke Review

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Healing Scarred Hearts: A Family's Story of Addiction, Loss, and Finding Light
by Susan Hoemke

In this emotional memoir, Susan Hoemke divulges the heart-wrenching story of her son Hayden's eight-year battle with drug addiction, and his tragic death at age twenty two. Through the pain of losing a child, Susan unflinchingly relates the crimes that her son's desperation for a fix drove him to commit, and how the mental and physical impact of the drugs on his body turned her happy, creative son into a stranger in their home.

The years surrounding Hayden's death have been some of the most difficult in the family's life, his addiction not only affecting him but all those around him. Rebuilding their home and family, and attempting to see light in the darkest days they'd ever experienced proved to be an incredibly difficult effort, but not impossible. Hoemke hopes that her family's story will serve as a wake-up call to people everywhere about the drug epidemic across this country, and as a song of hope for those suffering through what her family has.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's review-  As  sad and heart attaching as this author's words are to read. I feel like this is a story that is all too familiar in the world.   It would be easy for the reader to feel connected and sadden, perhaps even humbled by the story.  Unfortunately most families have at least one person that goes down this road, but just how far, know one really knows.   I am glad in the way that the realness comes to light and the authors choice to speak up and help which hopefully helps her to heal even more. 

ICB Golden Princess Sparkle Bible International Children's Bible By Tommy Nelson Review

ICB Golden Princess Sparkle Bible
International Children's Bible
By Tommy Nelson
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Show your little princess what it means to truly be a daughter of God with the beautiful Golden Rose Princess Bible. This full-text International Children’s Bible® (ICB) is written at a third-grade reading level, so it is the perfect first step for young readers ready to read and explore God’s Word on their own.

The ICB Golden Princess Sparkle Bible is a complete Bible in the easy-to-read ICB translation children can read and understand, and includes many special features to help encourage growth and study. Little girls will love to explore the fully illustrated Bible story pages tucked throughout the text, as well as the many key highlighted verses. This Bible also includes a dictionary and concordance, making it a wonderful tool for study.

The ICB Golden Princess Sparkle Bible comes with a dazzling cover with shimmering design and lots of sparkling glitter, all highlighting the beloved princess theme. You and your little princess will love the thirty-two pages of full color insert that dive deeper into some of the most beloved Bible stories!

Every little girl is a princess in God’s eyes, and this glittery Bible packed with great features is truly fit for royalty!

Cassandra's Review-  An easy reading version of the greatest storybook of all time that you can share with your little ones.  It is designed to be understandable and even though you will not finish it for a while, this is a good thing because there is so much to learn in this faith based book and your child can reference it during all stages in life. 

I received a complimentary copy.