Friday, June 22, 2018

Let Them Wear Their Big Truck Giveaway

Let Them Wear Their Big Truck Giveaway

Welcome To The Let Them Wear Their Big Truck Giveaway from Shirts That Go!

1 Winner receives 1 towel and 3 t-shirts 

$100 RV

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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. 

Delaney Cameron $25 Amazon GC or Paypal Cash Giveaway

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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QMT Tabletop Chime Melodies Giveaway


 
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This giveaway is valid in the Continental United States only and entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway will end at 12:00 AM (EST) 7/20/2018 a Rafflecopter giveaway Holiday Contest and Sweeps received a sample of these windchimes for review purposes. QMT Windchimes will be solely responsible for the awarding and shipping of the prizes directly to the winners.

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?


Giveaway Details

Ends 7/9/18

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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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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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Massive Monster Mayhem Giveaway

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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.



Celebrate America with Red, White, and Books!


Great American Humor: 1000 Funny Jokes, Clever One-Liners & Witty Sayings (Little Book. Big Idea.) by Gerd De Ley

Mark Twain wrote: "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing." Consider yourself blessed a thousand-fold with the new compilation Great American Humor by Gerd de Ley.

Great American Humor collects 1000 wise and witty jokes, clever sayings and smart one-liners from well-known American humorists, actors, comedians, politicians, and personalities into a terrific volume guaranteed to generate laughs.

Great American Humor features quips and quotes from well-known figures such as Mark Twain, Steve Martin, Bette Midler, Milton Berle, Ellen DeGeneres, Rodney Dangerfield, Robin Williams, Mae West, Mitch Hedberg, Joan Rivers, George Carlin, and the list goes on.

Carefully researched and culled for maximum guffaws, Great American Humor captures the unique spirit of American wit and features more than enough jokes, puns and riddles to have everyone laughing.

Cassandra's Review- Laced with raunchy humor and bad language this book has mostly quotes taken from other people and placed in the book.  There is nothing like reading this outloud and coming to a word or phrase that would not be polite for anyones children to endure, so make sure your not gifting to a minor.  As for adult humor, I did not find it so attractive in the groupings either and found most of them to be gathered in poor taste. 

Handbook for Americans, Revised Edition : The Essential Reference for Citizens of the United States of - image 1 of 1

The Handbook for Americans, Revised Edition is an essential reference guide for every American to the United States and its tradition of freedoms and responsibilities.Now, more than ever, Americans are faced with economic, environmental and philosophical challenges that require a strong response. When we ask ourselves, "What does it mean to be an American? What do we stand for?" we are in fact casting about for the resources and traditions to enable us to meet today's challenges.

 The Handbook for Americans, Revised Edition features the foundational documents of our democracy--The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution and The Bill of Rights--and provides information every American citizen should know about how our government works and the balance of powers set forth by the Nation's founders. An overview of key moments in America's history, including the long march toward equal rights, provides inspiration and a valuable historical perspective.

The Handbook for Americans is a comprehensive resource of the traditions, customs, and facts every American should know about their country. The Handbook for Americans is a sourcebook for citizens as we embark into the 21st Century. It is a guide, and a comfort, for the times ahead and the challenges it may bring. It can help us to understand where we are going, by mapping out where we've been.

Cassandra's Review- If you would like a refresher course on American freedoms and responsibilities or you were asleep during this in school.  The book is jam packed with everything you need to know.   It can be either really informative or super boring depending on who is reading it and what the need is for them doing so. 

I recevied complimentary copies. 

Children and Dads Reading Funtime this Father's Day

Here are some great books for your little ones to enjoy discovering with their dads this father's day.
I Love Dad
I Love Dad 
Author: Camilla de la Bedoyere

This endearing book explores father and child relationships between animals, ranging from mischievous monkeys to loud lions. There are so many reasons to love our Dad - he protects us, plays with us and makes us happy. Animals feel the same way. I Love Dad perfectly captures these moments and features fascinating animal facts too. This title offers the chance for parents and children to explore the subject of human interaction using the loveable animals as examples.

Cassandra's review-  Each page includes a little paragraph with a bit of information for your little one to enjoy along with a really nice animal photo.

Dragons: Father and Son
Dragons: Father and Son
Author: Alexandre Lacroix

Young Drake the dragon is sent to the local village to cause some mischief and start a fire. But Drake has only ever breathed fire to roast a tasty caterpillar. How will be burn down a whole house? Or a school? Or even an old wooden shack? Has Drake got what it takes to make his father proud?

Dragons: Father and Son is a funny and moving story about the bonds between fathers and children, with a positive, peaceful message – and all the magic and mayhem you’d hope for in a tale about dragons.

Cassandra's Review- The book is cute and easy to read, the illustrations make little one giggle, but the message is deeper and can lead to a pretty good discussion afterwards.

Draw with Me, Dad!
Draw with Me, Dad!
Draw, Color, and Connect with Your Child
Author: Jasmine Narayan
Create beautiful artwork and spend quality time together with Draw with Me, Dad!

Doodling is a great activity for parents to do with their children. Not only does it take you away from the screens of tablets and computers, but it gives you an authentic way to connect and have fun! Featuring over 50 unique doodling templates, family psychologist Dr. Jasmine Narayan's doodling book is shaped to make coloring side by side easier. Each spread features prompts for you and your child to doodle together and fill the scene. Work together to complete an underwater sea party, dinosaur family vacation, and so much more! The book also includes tips on how to best communicate with your child through coloring, the top 100 questions to generate thoughtful responses or engage your child, how to tailor your quality time so it's still fun, and more!

Cassandra's review-  Just spending a few minutes coloring and talking with your kids can be a real blessing, but some dads do not know how to start, so this book is a good icebreaker and craft to make the day fun. 
Go West! The Great North American Railroad Adventure
Go West!
The Great North American Railroad Adventure
Author: Pascal Blanchet

Hop aboard for the journey of a lifetime as you head out west to Los Angeles, stopping in some of North America’s best-loved cities along the way, including New York, Buffalo, Chicago, Omaha, Denver, Calgary, Vancouver, Seattle and San Francisco. Explore how the railroad shaped the nation’s history and discover some of its most iconic locomotives in this stylishly designed book by Canadian author/illustrator, Pascal Blanchet.

Cassandra's Review- I was very happy to share this book with my children.  It is informative and when read a certain way, this can provide a real journey.  The details are on point and the story is fun.

Bug Lab for Kids
Bug Lab for Kids
Family-Friendly Activities for Exploring the Amazing World of Beetles, Butterflies, Spiders, and Other Arthropods
Author: John W. Guyton

Prepare to cozy up with spiders, centipedes, butterflies, and bees, to name just a few! In Bug Lab for Kids, Mississippi State University associate professor, extension entomologist (bug expert), and educator John W. Guyton shares his knowledge and excitement about all things beautiful, creepy, and crawly.

Every chapter is bursting with photos, illustrations, fascinating facts and fun activities--including experiments, hunt-and-catch and citizen science assignments, and arts and crafts projects--that teach kids about bugs' physical characteristics, behavior, and how they affect agriculture, health, and water quality.

Bug Lab for Kids also includes helpful sidebars that explain how to safely handle common insects, and how to easily identify bugs that shouldn’t be held, pet, or touched. Get kids excited about science and the outdoors with Bug Lab for Kids!

Cassandra's Review- I do not think my kids would be collecting any of the bugs in this book, but learning about them and how to do so, was a great time.

Soccer Stars Meet 40 game changers
Soccer Stars
Meet 40 game changersAuthor: Jean-Michel Billioud

The greatest goals… The most spectacular saves… The top 40 soccer stars of all time are here! Learn how these soccer stars became the best in the field in this book packed with hundreds of incredible facts. Relive Ronaldo’s most memorable moments, learn about Messi’s legendary left foot, meet the youngest-ever World Cup goal scorer, Pelé, and see the some of the most spectacular saves in history. Every player is a winner in their own way, but who will you choose as your hero?

Cassandra's Review- Not every kid is going to go wild over this book and it is packed with facts, but some dads might and being able to know a bit more about a favorite sport could be a really great gift.

I received complimentary copies.









The Plaza Astoria Mirrored Jewelry Armoire

I find that being a homeschool mom and working from home that I do spend a great deal of time indoors.  I frequently find a need to change up decorations and the overall flow of my rooms to refresh and create a beautiful, restful atmosphere.

 I know for some people even coming home to a bland house after hours of work can be stressful as well.   I am also always looking for creative and fun ways to add features to my home.  Today I want to share with you the  Plaza Astoria Mirrored Jewelry Armoire, which I think would make a great addition to your space.

 Even though I did not review nor do I actually own one of these, I like the look and style of it Amazon.    Hopefully there will be an opportunity for me to review in in the future, but for now if you do choose to buy it, please leave me a comment letting me know how you feel.
Plaza Astoria Wall-Mount Jewelry Armoire, Vanity Mirror, White


The Plaza Astoria Mirrored Jewelry Armoire

Over the Door Convenience

Wouldn't it be great to have an organized place to store all of your Jewelry? All your time and effort can now be saved with our over the door jewelry armoire with a built in mirror. Gone are the days of spending three hours trying to find the match to your favorite chandelier earrings. This easy to install jewelry armoire features a slim profile and comes in four beautiful wood finishes. It hooks right over the door, so space is no issue. This American-made piece of home furniture can fit in even the smallest of apartments. And no more waiting around for the mirror to free up, because you have one right here.

Frustration Free Assembly


Here are the assembly instructions

The instructions include a template to help you drill holes into the wall, but you can recreate it. The template is just a sheet of paper with two round circles drawn on it. The circles have diameter just over .25", and they are 10.2" apart (midpoint to midpoint). The paper says "PLACE TEMPLATE AGAINST THE PENCIL MARK ON THE WALL AND TEMPORARILY TAPE PAPER TO WALL." Full hanging instructions are:

Step 1: Using a pencil, mark off a starting area on wall. We recommend that you hang the mirror between 64 to 68 inches from the floor.

Step 2: Hold the enclosed template on the wall and using a level make sure the paper is straight. Drill through the paper where the holes are marked for holes and anchors enclosed. For anchors enclosed, you will need a 1/4 inch drill bit. [I'm pretty sure we just used 1/4" nails and hit them into the wall, because we didn't have a 1/4" drill bit.]

Step 3: Be sure screws protrude 1/4 inch from the wall. IMPORTANT: Be sure to use the right hardware for your type of wall. Mollies and special anchors are sometimes necessary for certain walls. [That's what the instructions say, which is pretty useless. The accompanying photo shows that you should use a hammer to tap the anchor into the wall and then screw in the screw.]

Step 4: Hang unit on screws and using the countersunk washer (included) screw in the 3rd screw, on the bottom, to secure item to the wall. You are now ready to organize your collection in your Jewelry Armoire Mirror

Installation is extremely easy. It will arrive to your home practically assembled. All you need to do is customize and configure it for your own routine and demands. It holds up to 36 Necklaces, 48 earrings, 96 rings and more. Your jewelry armoire comes complete with a full length dressing mirror on the outside. No need to run to the nearest mirror to see if everything matches. The full dressing mirror measures a full 48 inch long. The attached hooks offer a comfortable length to match your height during installation.

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