Sunday, December 16, 2018

Twin to Twin by Crystal Duffy Review

Twin to Twin: From High-Risk Pregnancy to Happy Family Crystal Duffy

High-Risk Pregnancy Guide
Inspiring parenting memoir: Twin-to-Twin is one twenty-nine-year-old mother’s harrowing and inspiring adventure through a high-risk twin pregnancy. But this isn’t only a book about pregnancy. It’s also an inspirational story to which all women can relate, especially when confronting any type of adversity.

A crisis when expecting: One minute Crystal was sitting at a candlelight dinner in Paris with her husband. The next she was back home in Houston, sitting in her Ob-Gyn’s office concerned that she was having a second miscarriage. That wasn’t the news he delivered. Instead, she found out she was pregnant with twins! Since Crystal and her husband Ed already had a two-year-old daughter, Abigail, she couldn’t imagine why mothering twins would be all that different. But, after a family vacation at the beach, she finds out that her twins have a life threatening condition called Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome. That means that Baby B is transfusing blood (disproportionately) to Baby A.

A pregnancy book about facing adversity: Her OB says that Crystal is too high risk to let out of his sight, so he sends her to the 5th floor of the Houston Medical Center for the duration of her pregnancy. Sitting alone in her hospital bed, Crystal wonders how she is going to pass the next few weeks, away from her husband and precious daughter. She soon finds out as she embarks on an emotional rollercoaster―from late night emergency ultrasounds to hospital baby blessings, sprinkled with comic relief from nurses and hospital staff.

A riveting true story: Twin-to-Twin is a raw and inspirational story filled with tenderness, vulnerability and humor. It chronicles the wildest, most terrifying and challenging year of Crystal’s life, which is also the most beautiful and eye-opening. Her hope is that it will bring strength to other women dealing with their own personal trials and tragedies, so they can also triumph.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- The book is a sharing of true emotion and a real story to inform as well as connect any reader who may also have been connected in some way to the topic. 

Decoding Your Dreams By Jennifer LeClaire Review

Decoding Your Dreams
What the Lord May Be Saying to You While You Sleep
By Jennifer LeClaire
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What is God saying to you in your dreams?

Decoding Your Dreams provides an in-depth explanation of the true source of our dreams, dream classifications, and even dream symbols.

There are dozens of mentions of dreams in the Bible. From Abraham to Joseph, from Daniel all the way to Pontius Pilot’s wife, God has communicated with His people through dreams throughout recorded history.

Why would God choose to speak to us while we sleep?

Perhaps it’s because we are too distracted during the day to sit still long enough for Him to share the deep secrets of His heart.

Jennifer LeClaire is convinced God speaks to us in ways that are very personal. At times he may use pictures, memories, impressions, or even a still small voice.

Let Decoding Your Dreams help you embrace your Spirit-inspired dreams!

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- If you believe in the faith based teachings in this book and also remember your dreams,  this can be a really neat read.  While some may think it implements thought about what to dream or may cause the kinds of dreams after you read about them.   It is a huge discussion in the world and I think that if you love the meanings and find yourself interested in wanting to choose to use the interpretations, that is wonderful.  The book is not a dream dictionary and covers a wider spectrum in each section.




Storytelling for Pantsers: How to Write and Revise Your Novel Without an Outline from Annalisa Parent

The Ultimate Gift for the Writer in Your Life: The ability to share their story with the world
Storytelling for Pantsers: How to Write and Revise Your Novel Without an Outline by [Parent, Annalisa C]
Going one-on-one with a writing coach can spark a career

 Everyone knows someone who would like to write a book someday. Some people may want to write a novel, while entrepreneurs may want to write a book on their area of expertise, still others may be ready to take their writing career to the next level. Many people have one or more ideas floating around in their head and dream of getting them down on paper and into print, yet they may not know the first thing about where to start or how to make it happen. Those looking for the ultimate gift for the writer in their life should consider the gift of taking their book idea to the next level. They can do just that by giving them the gift of working with a writing coach who can help advance their career.

“I’ve worked with countless people who have wonderful book ideas, but just need a nudge in the right direction to help bring them about,” explains Annalisa Parent, writing coach, author, and entrepreneur. “When people give the writer in their life the gift of a writing coach they are often giving them a life-changing opportunity.”

Working with a writing coach is more than someone just telling you how to get the words from your head onto the paper. There are a variety of ways that a writing coach works with the writer in order to help him or her in the most needed areas. Some of the strategies that Parent provides to people with her coaching include:

● How to take an idea and turn it into a book. Many people have a great idea for a book, but they have no clue where to start and how to get the ideas onto paper. Parent works with writers to flesh out the idea and turn the entire idea into manageable parts that they can chip away at. Whether they want to write a novel or they want to write a book on something they can teach the world, they can make it happen.

● How to revise a draft to publishable. Most people who do sit down and take the time to write a novel will not realize that when they reach the end, it is still not ready to be published. There’s often a lot of editing, revising, and rewriting that needs to take place. Only once those areas are identified and reworked will the book be ready to be published.

● How to optimize the author’s platform so that they can reach more readers and sell more books. Writing the book is half the battle, but after that the writer needs to know how to get the book into print and how to get it into the hands of people who will want to buy it and read it.

● Helping writers to achieve the dream they have of being a published author. Rather than the book they want to write sitting on their bucket list, a writing coach can help writers get to the point where their finished novel is sitting on their bookshelf.

● The inspiration and confidence that people need in order to turn their idea into a reality and put themselves out there. Oftentimes confidence is what people are lacking and when they get that boost--based on their actual skills and abilities, they tend to make the book a reality.

“My mission is to help as many people as possible find their story and not only tell it, but tell it well, so they can reach their ideal readers and thrive,” adds Parent. “I show them how to get started, what to do once they get started, and what to do once they finish the first draft. You can have the best story inside of you, but if you don’t know how to find your process that it takes to bring it into a reality, it will never be heard.”

Parent has coached hundreds of writers and has taught over 100 writing courses around the world. She works exclusively with fiction writers looking to publish traditionally and entrepreneurs looking to highlight their expertise and sell books well.. Her book Storytelling for Pantsers: How to Write and Revise Your Novel without an Outline won the CIPA EVVY Silver Award in Best Business Books, and earned a merit award in the Humor category. She has been a worldwide speaker on writing-related topics, and she has been a guest on a variety of television, radio, and podcast shows, sharing her secrets for how to write, publish, and sell your book.

For more information about Annalisa Parent, her book, and her coaching services, visit her site at: http://datewiththemuse.com and http://www.laurelelite.com. For more information on how to become a published author, download her free ebook The Six Secrets to go from Struggling writer to Published Author here: www.datewiththemuse.com/6secrets.

About Annalisa Parent

Having taught over 100 writing courses, Annalisa Parent has reached countless writers around the world. She offers coaching writing services that have been instrumental in helping writers to go from idea to publishable piece and have the confidence to take their work to the market. She is also the chief executive officer of Laurel Elite Books. 

I received a complimentary copy.



GourmetGiftBaskets com For Holiday Treats

'Tis the season of last-minute shopping.

GourmetGiftBaskets.com , a top online gifting company, is gearing up for thousands of last-minute shoppers from now through next Saturday, and they've been known to do just about anything to get those gifts to recipients before Christmas.Christmas Gift Baskets
Fast & Easy, One-Stop Online Shop Is The Best Place To Get Gifts For Everyone On Your List

Today marks the beginning of the 6th day countdown to the last day to ship items, ensuring that they’ll arrive before Christmas. GourmetGiftBaskets. com, a top national online gifting company, will send gifts up until 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 22 and maybe even later if the carriers will allow. In years past, diligent members of the GourmetGiftBaskets.com team have been known to chase after UPS & FedEx trucks or even drive up to their terminals, packages in hand, to deliver as many last-minute gifts as possible to destinations countrywide -- just in the nick of time. In all likelihood, this year will have its own set of legendary stories as final gifts are packed and shipped.

Because the big holiday is on a Tuesday this year, procrastinators think they have another weekend to dilly-dally. That leads to even more procrastination than usual among shoppers, which was anticipated at GourmetGiftBaskets. com. The online gifting giant has seen more later-than-usual purchases this year than ever and they’re expecting a tidal wave of truly last-minute online shoppers next week. The last time Christmas was on a Tuesday, in 2012, the company experienced the same rush of procrastinators logging in, trying to find items that were not already sold out!

Knowing the trends as well as they do, GourmetGiftBaskets .com’s gifting experts made sure to introduce 100 new items this year to their vast selection of everything from gourmet food baskets, towers, and suitcases to crates, cheesecakes, and mouth-watering popcorn combinations. And while they are well-stocked and ready for this year’s final holiday push, they have already sold out of 15 items and many other offerings are flying off the shelves. So, procrastinators, the sooner you can get on over to GourmetGiftBaskets.com and place your order, the better!

“One of the best parts about our ‘We’re Here For Procrastinators Week’ is that procrastinators don’t need to surf the web, going to dozens of sites just to find something nice for everyone on their list,” said GourmetGiftBaskets .com’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing Jason Bergeron. “They just need to go to GourmetGiftBaskets.com and take care of everyone on their list in a matter of minutes. Our one-stop-shop is the perfect place to get something for business associates, kids, parents, sisters, brothers, uncles, aunts, grandfathers, grandmothers, teachers, cat sitters, dog walkers, local police and fire personnel, and anyone else. We really do have something delicious and smile-inducing for everyone.”

In fact, the top-selling gifts this year would be quick and easy selections for many people. They include the gorgeous Christmas Classic Gift Basket, a top seller for several years, the Happy Holidays Snack Gift Box, and the fun and festive Gourmet Holiday Sleigh Christmas Gift Basket. Many people just love the adorable sleigh in this gift, which has become a wonderful keepsake item.


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The Learning Journey Giveaway

STEM Fun With The Learning Journey Giveaway

Welcome to the STEM Fun With The Learning Journey Giveaway!

1 winner

Host that put together this giveaway is SaraLee’s Deals, Steals, and Giveaways

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This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. You are not eligible if you have won a prize from this sponsor in the last 12 months. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 1/7/19. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

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SGT. STUBBY AN AMERICAN HERO DVD Giveaway

 SGT. STUBBY AN AMERICAN HERO DVD Giveaway 5 winners

Welcome to the SGT. STUBBY AN AMERICAN HERO DVD Giveaway!

5 winners

Host that put together this giveaway is SaraLee’s Deals, Steals, and Giveaways

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This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. You are not eligible if you have won a prize from this sponsor in the last 12 months. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 1/8/19. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information backor a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment.  If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them! Don’t forget to stop by for your daily bonus entries.

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FurZapper Giveaway

No More Fury Clothes With FurZapper Giveaway Ends 1/9

Welcome to the No More Furry Clothes With FurZapper Giveaway!

1 winner

Host that put together this giveaway is SaraLee’s Deals, Steals, and Giveaways

My co-host for this giveaway are Michigan Saving and More
THE GIVEAWAY
This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. You are not eligible if you have won a prize from this sponsor in the last 12 months. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 1/09/19. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information backor a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them! Don’t forget to stop by for your daily bonus entries.

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Holiday Gifts for Cats and Dogs

 Pawscout®, The Smarter Pet Tag™ helps you keep tabs on your Pet(s): The chaos of the Holidays, house guests, loud celebrations and NYE fireworks all can cause you pet wanting to run and hide. Always know the exact  location of your pet 24/7, communicating through a real-time, Bluetooth®-enabled community-based network. Priced affordably at $19.99 with no monthly fees and a long-lasting battery life, Pawscout is a convenient and affordable solution for peace of mind. https://pawscout.com/
 Dizzy Thing from Petlinks is purrfect for all the cats and cat lovers on your list on your shopping list. This electric motion toy's spinning tuft whirling leaves entertains cats with a push of a button.

Petlinks® Pure Calm™ Sachets (Bed Insert Packs) are a NEW, natural and easy way to provide calming benefits to your pet. The patent pending process infuses mineral beads with chemical-free aromatics. Just toss a sachet or two inside the cover of your pet's bed to create a naturally calming environment for anxious pets.

Petlinks® Table Tower™ is a NEW space-saving scratcher, which easily adjusts to securely fit under almost any table. Non-slip base makes it sturdy and the feather toy makes it FUN!

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 SmartyKat® Fringe Frenzy™ is a rustling tunnel toy taken to a whole new level. One end boasts tassel fringe and the other a dangling ribbon toy to tempt cats with irresistible springy action.

SmartyKat® Fantasy Frenzy™ is a delightful new unicorn toy, which has crinkle sounds and a stash of our potent catnip + silvervine blend to drive cats WILD!

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 TrustyPup's Tough 'n Fun™ Donut is rolly, hole-y fun with Chew Guard Technology™ to help stand up to tough play.

TrustyPup®

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 Say Yes to "Silent" Nights. With a squeak they ONLY the dog can hear and you cannot - Hear Doggy!™ Ultrasonic Dog Toys provide hours of squeaky toy entertainment without the headache to pet parents. Using innovative squeaker technology, Hear Doggy!™ squeakers are tuned to a pitch outside the human hearing range leaving all the noisy fun to your furry companions. Hear Doggy!™ is now available in MINI Flatties for tiny chewers and tiny breeds.

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goDog® RopeTek™ is a new twist on durable rope toys, by combining the strength and durability of climbing rope with flexible TPR with new ThermaFuse Technology™. These toys are great for burning energy and are made to stand up to tough play! ThermaFuse Technology is an exciting NEW, patent-pending manufacturing process that fuses nylon climbing rope to a TPR surround.  Available in 4 shapes and 2 sizes: RopeTek™ Figure 8 
RopeTek™ Tug  
RopeTek™ Bone 
RopeTek™ Ring 
goDog® Toys with Chew Guard Technology™

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I received complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review- With this wonderful selection of products your pets can be safe and happy.  I know that all of my furbabies love to use them.  As I took on fostering pets as well as providing forever homes when I can, it is great to find products that they can keep with them wherever the journey ends up.  I am extremely grateful to the sponsors for allowing me to review and thank them so much!