Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Wild In Africa Bracelets Giveaway

Wild In Africa Bracelets Giveaway Ends 12/4

Welcome to the Wild In Africa Bracelets Giveaway!

1 Winner - 3 bracelets

This giveaway is part of our Holiday Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

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THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 12/4/19. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. 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.

 

716candleco. com Candle Giveaway

716candleco.com Candle Giveaway

Welcome to the 716candleco.com Candle Giveaway!

1 Winner

This giveaway is part of our Holiday Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

Host is Michigan Saving and More

THE GIVEAWAY
This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 12/5/19. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. 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.

 

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

A House With Holes: One Marriage Journey in a Charleston Renovation By Denise Broadwater

A House With Holes: One Marriage Journey in a Charleston Renovation
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Marriage Struggles Through A Charleston Cottage Renovation
   
Marriage comes with the struggle of making life work—but with a promise of home, a place to rest, to be who we are in all our mess, to feel loved and accepted in the truth of who we are. Opening up our mess means adjusting to our anxieties, habits, and struggles.


In A House with Holes: One Marriage Journey in a Charleston Renovation (Mountain View Press, October 2019), author and therapist, Denise Broadwater shares the challenges and successes of the restoration she and her craftsman-architect husband embraced after their purchase of a 1920s Charleston Cottage that was slated for destruction. Oddly enough, the project began to mirror the ups and downs of their empty-nester marital relationship.


We all know marriage can be tough. Marriage requires commitment and flexibility, allowing for each spouse to develop his and her own gifts, to work together through challenges, and to communicate in a way that draws the couple closer through any issues that arise. The same can practically be said for renovating a house—especially an old house.


Through this intriguing memoir describing the architectural style and details of their historic home on Congress Street in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, Denise shares her struggles and disappointments during the six-year upheaval. They lived with open holes in the floors and roof, wild critters, and in an old neighborhood that was unsure of their intentions. As her attitude changed with her living situation, Denise discovered her marriage rising to meet the challenges they faced and this struggling community opening to become a place of belonging.


“All marriages have holes—that’s a given,” Denise says. “The holes are places you disconnect: a container for selfishness, for disappointment, and for addictions as people try to find alternatives for unmet needs. Intimacy opens up the holes. Growing means making small movements toward each other, coming together to reduce friction.”


Principles and questions about marriage have been worked seamlessly into each chapter so that readers can “shore up” their own relationships and grow in understanding while vicariously watching the progress of the Charleston Cottage through the eyes of a seasoned DIY renovator.


The Broadwaters’ experience of doing life in the midst of a major house renovation demonstrates marriage recovery, and her expertise as a counselor shapes lessons for married people everywhere in an honest, easy-reading, and relatable telling.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Denise Broadwater has been a licensed professional counselor in South Carolina for ten years, treating anxiety, depression, life adjustments, and marriages. She has an MA in clinical counseling and began her career as a family therapist working with at-risk families and youth. Additionally, Denise has an M.Ed in education administration with several years of teaching experience in private education. She is a wife and the mother of three children and recently added “Nana” to her list of titles. She enjoys rowing at the gym, cooking new recipes, sewing quilts, and blogging at Life Lights Blog (emptynestmarriage.com) and
Charleston Renovator Blog (www.freedmanscottagerenovation.blogspot.com).

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- Denise gives you a deep and powerful look into her life.  With so much to lose and a pure heart this book connects tougher times and a light humor with a really blessed journey of spirit.  Thank you.   

It Began With a Lie (Secrets of Redemption #1) by Michele P.W. Review

It Began With a Lie
(Secrets of Redemption #1)
by Michele P.W. Michele Pariza Wacek
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WINNER OF A 2018 PARANORMAL ROMANCE GUILD REVIEWERS' CHOICE AWARD

A fresh start. That was what Becca hoped the move from New York to Redemption, Wisconsin would be for her troubled family. A way to get her crumbling marriage back on track, and to bond with her difficult 16-year-old stepdaughter.

But instead of a new beginning, Becca is thrust into a mysterious past she barely remembers, as she is now living in her aunt's house (or what the locals call "The Witch House").

But is the house really haunted? Or is there something far more sinister out to destroy them?

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's  Review- The right balance of romance without going overboard and wording that will have you wanting more of the paranormal goodness.  It is a read that you will want to devour in a short time, but savor after finishing. 



I Love Happy Cats: Guide for a Happy Cat by Anneleen Bru

I Love Happy Cats: Guide for a Happy Cat by Anneleen Bru
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People have been under the spell of the mysterious and elegant nature of the cat for thousands of years. They are one of our oldest animal companions and have been much-loved family members in households around the globe for generations. But have you ever felt that despite your good intentions and love, there are some things about your cat you don't quite understand? Do you sometimes feel like it might be trying to tell you something? That you could make them even happier than they already are? This book will change everything you once thought you knew about cats. You can use its many tips and insights to optimize your relationship with your cat.

In this book, you will be taken on an intimate journey through the world of the domestic cat, covering all their natural instincts and mysterious behaviors. The tips and tricks are the outcome of hundreds of behavioral consultations. Your relationship with your cat will never be the same.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  The quality of the book itself from the way it is bound to the placekeeper is beautiful.  The pages are filled to the brim with information that is completely useful and I can come back to it often which is great.  I am all about cats and learning as much as I can about them.  To be able to understand more and make my pets happy is a huge plus. 

PlayMonster Makes Holidays Fun #PlayMonsterFun

The most wonderful time of the year is approaching and PlayMonster has the best games featuring everything from Party Games to Kids Toys, Strategy Games and Pre-School toys, PlayMonster really has something for everyone. 
It’s the game of things you know and love! From chocolate to cereal, football to flowers, soap to shoes—they all have LOGOs! The Logo Game is all about those logos and everything wrapped up in them. It taps into the knowledge we’ve piled up about nostalgic and new brands, and adds a few astonishing facts and surprises to entertain everyone! New version includes fun 3D pawns! For 2 to 6 players.

Cassandra's Review- I love family time and Logos so this game is super fun, I have played all the older versions as well and it will always be a favorite of mine.  
Silence is deadly.™

Think fast and shout your answer…because silence is deadly! Roll the big cubes to get your nine categories, like Contagious Things, Buffet Foods, Hotties or Colors, and then press the brain timer to get your letter and start the game! Take turns naming things in a category that start with that letter, and grab that cube! Hurry before the brain farts and you lose a token! With 54 categories and 21 letters, the game is different each time you play! For 3 or more players, ages 14 to adult.

Cassandra's' Review- The game is simple easy to play and requires nothing but pure fun. 

How much can you hang before he goes twaaang?!

Orangutwang is a fun, suspenseful and wild game! Take turns hanging fruit and jungle friends on the orangutan, but watch out! At some point, he’ll be holding too much and he’ll spring up and send the fruit and friends flying…you just never know when! No batteries required; easy set up.

For 2 or more players.

Cassandra's Review- On the first time trying this, I didn't set up the bird, so I was like ok I have all the pieces on and nothing is happening.  Always read the directions first.  After I did it correctly it's one of those pop noise games that kind of scare you if your not ready for it.  However it is so much fun and very colorful. 


I received complimentary product.

PuroGamer Gaming Headset Giveaway

PuroGamer Gaming Headset Giveaway

Welcome to the PuroGamer Gaming Headset Giveaway!

1 Winner

This giveaway is part of our Holiday Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

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THE GIVEAWAY
This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 12/2/19. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. 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.

EyeBuyDirect Glasses Happy Holidays Giveaway

EyeBuyDirect Happy Holidays Giveaway! (3 Winners ~ Ends 12/20) 

Welcome to the EyeBuyDirect Happy Holidays Giveaway!

3 Winners! ~ Any Pair Of Glasses!

This giveaway is part of our Holiday Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

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3 Winners will win any pair of Glasses from EyeBuyDirect with Free shipping in the US!
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This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 12/20/19. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. 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.


Gift Winning Moves Games Giveaway

Gift Winning Moves Games Giveaway

Welcome to the Gift Winning Moves Games Giveaway!

3 Winners

This giveaway is part of our Holiday Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

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THE GIVEAWAY
This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 12/3/19. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. 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.

The Slipcover Company Giveaway

Upgrade Your Living Room Space With The Slipcover Company Giveaway! (4 Winners ~ Ends 12/25) 

Welcome to the Upgrade Your Living Room Space With The Slipcover Company Giveaway!

4 Winners

This giveaway is part of our Holiday Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

Host is Deliciously Savvy

This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 12/25/19. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. 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.


Baby Magic Cold Weather Skin Care for Baby

Baby Magic Baby Lotion, Camellia Oil & Marshmallow Root, 16.5oz

Baby Lotion

The classic Baby Magic scent that will leave baby with smooth, hydrated skin! Infused with Camellia Oil and Marshmallow Root to help moisturize skin while calming inflammation. Perfect for after a bath or throughout the day this lotion is sure to keep baby smiling.

And
Calming Lotion

Your baby nighttime routine must-have. After a relaxing bath, moisturize baby with Calming Lotion to lull them to sleep. Lavender and Chamomile help soothe and relax baby while getting them ready for bed.

I received complimentary product.

Ryan’s World Colgate Kids Toothpaste and Soft Toothbrush Set

Introducing Ryan Kaji of Ryan Toys Reviews anticipated 2019 holiday gift packs just for kids! Ryan is one of the biggest YouTube sensations in the world and ranked 8th most successful in 2017 alone. For this holiday season he custom designed and personally created his own product line called “Ryan’s World” with awesome flavors and colors that appeal to kids. We’re offering three different gift packs that help fight cavities while making oral care fun for your little ones.
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Ryan’s World Colgate Kids Toothpaste and Soft Toothbrush Set:

·         The Colgate Kids Toothpaste with Fluoride and Soft Toothbrush Set featuring Ryan's World contains 1 anticavity fluoride toothpaste and 2 manual kids toothbrushes with suction cups for easy storage. The toothpaste provides cavity and enamel protection, with a mild bubble fruit flavor kids will love.

Ryan’s World Colgate Kids Oral Care Regimen Pack with a Toothbrush Cap

·         The Colgate Kids Toothbrush, Toothpaste, and Toothbrush Cover Set featuring Ryan's World contains a manual toothbrush, kids battery toothbrush, anticavity fluoride kids toothpaste, and toothbrush cover. The extra soft toothbrushes sweep away plaque while the toothpaste provides enamel protection.

Ryan’s World Colgate Kids Oral Care Regimen Pack with a Mystery Kid Toy

·         The Colgate Kids Set featuring Ryan's World contains a manual kids toothbrush, kids battery toothbrush, kids toothpaste with fluoride, kids mouthwash, and kid toy. Both toothbrushes have soft bristles, while the toothpaste and mouthwash provide cavity protection.

I received complimentary product.


Friday, November 8, 2019

Raising a Doodle @PuppyMamaDotCom Book Tour

About the Book:
Raising a Doodle: Heartwarming Stories from Dog Parents Around the World is the adorable how-to guide for both new and experienced doodle parents.

With dog expert interviews covering practical tips on training, health, grooming, and canine therapy, plus more than one hundred stories and beautiful photos from our Puppy Mama community, this coffee table book is your entertaining road map to doodle parenthood.

5% of the net proceeds from this book will go to service dog organizations that support military veterans with the companionship, love, and independence that a service dog delivers.

Instagram: @jordzuckWebsite: https://puppymama.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/puppy.mama/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/PuppyMamaCommunity

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PuppyMamaDotCom

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FazcblX-9NA&t=6s

App: https://app.puppymama.com/auth

This is not a sponsored post. 

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Writers in the Secret Garden by Cecilia Aragon Review

Writers in the Secret Garden: Fanfiction, Youth, and New Forms of Mentoring (Learning in Large-Scale Environments)
by Cecilia Aragon
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An in-depth examination of the novel ways young people support and learn from each other though participation in online fanfiction communities.


Over the past twenty years, amateur fanfiction writers have published an astonishing amount of fiction in online repositories. More than 1.5 million enthusiastic fanfiction writers―primarily young people in their teens and twenties―have contributed nearly seven million stories and more than 176 million reviews to a single online site, Fanfiction.net. In this book, Cecilia Aragon and Katie Davis provide an in-depth examination of fanfiction writers and fanfiction repositories, finding that these sites are not shallow agglomerations and regurgitations of pop culture but rather online spaces for sophisticated and informal learning. Through their participation in online fanfiction communities, young people find ways to support and learn from one another.


Aragon and Davis term this novel system of interactive advice and instruction distributed mentoring, and describe its seven attributes, each of which is supported by an aspect of networked technologies: aggregation, accretion, acceleration, abundance, availability, asynchronicity, and affect. Employing an innovative combination of qualitative and quantitative analyses, they provide an in-depth ethnography, reporting on a nine-month study of three fanfiction sites, and offer a quantitative analysis of lexical diversity in the 61.5 billion words on the Fanfiction.net site. Going beyond fandom, Aragon and Davis consider how distributed mentoring could improve not only other online learning platforms but also formal writing instruction in schools.


Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/CeciliaAragonAuthor/
Instagram: @CeciliaAragon
Author website: http://ceciliaaragonauthor.com/
You can purchase on Amazon.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- I think that the book requires a lot of time to really get deeply into as it includes so many excellent ideas.  Just jam packed with valuable resources and the best information to really help benefit writers or really anyone who is interested in learning about the topics.

How to Draw Without Talent by Danny Gregory Review

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Want to draw but don't think you have the talent? This book is for you--no experience or formal training required! Danny Gregory, co-founder of the popular online Sketchbook Skool, shows you how to get started making art for pleasure with fun, easy lessons. Get started fast with just a pen and paper, learn to see your subject with new eyes, and enjoy the creative process.

About the Author

Danny’s written 12 books and is co-founder of the online Sketchbook Skool for creativity through illustrated journaling. The Skool encourages its global community to draw regardless of skill level. From Boston to Beijing, people who haven’t made art since grade school have picked up the creative habit from him. Danny’s also spent 3 decades as one of New York’s leading advertising creative directors. He’s created award-winning, global campaigns for clients like Chase, JPMorgan, American Express, IBM, Burger King, Ford, Chevron and many others. He was born in London, grew up in Pakistan, Australia, and Israel. He graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  The book contains a great amount of knowledge compiled from others.  It is inspiring and can be referenced whenever you I want a new or fresh outlook before trying to create something new.  It a great study book for people as well.  

The Adventures of Rowdy Rabbit by Pamela M. Marston

The Adventures of Rowdy Rabbit
Overview
Rowdy is a very active young rabbit. Because he is so curious, he can get himself into trouble. He has two sisters who watch his comedic behavior in amazement, whether near their home or visiting an animal at sea or at a farm or a zoo. The rabbit family knows that Rowdy is just being Rowdy, like it or not, but mama and papa are never quite sure what to expect next and realize a need to watch him very closely.

I received a complimentary copy.


My Shape a new weight loss product

My Shape is a new weight loss product that has just hit the market and actually works! The proprietary vegetarian blend of ghrelin-inhibiting locust bean gum, glucose-controlling northern kidney bean extract and metabolism-boosting green tea leaf extract reduces hunger cravings. Taken 20-30 minutes before meals, the easy-to-swallow capsules represent a total weight-loss solution in the season many of us struggle with weight the most.


My Shape was developed by a physician with over three decades of experience in treating patients who struggle with weight. It has been clinically tested to increase metabolism and promote weight loss. Each one-month bottle costs less than $1 per daily serving and comes with a 30-day, no-questions-asked guarantee. My Shape dietary supplements are made in the USA at an FDA approved GMP facility.

MSRP: $29.99 for 1 month bottle

I received complimentary product.


Cleanlogic Exfoliating Essentials Bundle Giveaway

Welcome to the Cleanlogic Exfoliating Essentials Bundle Giveaway!

1 Winner

This giveaway is part of our Holiday Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

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Cleanlogic detox Purifying Charcoal Exfoliating Bath Gloves
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This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 12/09/19. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment.

IQAir AirVisual Pro World's Smartest Air Quality Monitor Giveaway

Welcome to the

IQAir AirVisual Pro ~ World's Smartest Air Quality Monitor Giveaway!

1 Winner ($269 RV)

This giveaway is part of our Holiday Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

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Available on Amazon
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This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 12/03/19. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment.

Click & Grow Smart Garden 9 Giveaway

Welcome to the Click & Grow Smart Garden 9 Giveaway!

1 Winner

This giveaway is part of our Holiday Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

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Click & Grow Smart Garden 9 ($200 RV) & Comes With 3 Mini Tomato plant capsules, 3 Basil plant capsules, and 3 Green Lettuce plant capsules
Available on Amazon

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This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 12/18/19. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. 

The Original PeachSkinSheets Happy Holidays Giveaway

Welcome to the Original PeachSkinSheets Happy Holidays Giveaway!

1 Winner (Any Size/Any Color)

This giveaway is part of our Holiday Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

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PeachSkinSheets

The Original PeachSkinSheets® Breathable Sheet Sets include one Fitted Sheet, one Flat Sheet, and two Pillowcases with European Envelope Closures (only 1 pillowcase with Twin Set)
$129.95 ~ $159.95 RV (depends on size chosen)
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This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 12/13/19. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. I

Nixplay 10.1" Smart Photo Frame Giveaway

Nixplay 10.1" Smart Photo Frame Giveaway! (1 Winner ~ $180 RV) Ends 12/15  #StayClose

Welcome to the Nixplay 10.1 Inch Smart Photo Frame Giveaway!!

1 Winner

This giveaway is part of our Holiday Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

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Nixplay 10.1" Smart Photo Frame

The Next-Generation Smart Frame!

$179.99 RV
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THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 12/15/19. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. 

Clearly Filtered Pitcher Giveaway

Clearly Filtered Pitcher Giveaway

Welcome to the Clearly Filtered Pitcher Giveaway!

1 Winner

This giveaway is part of our Holiday Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

Host is Michigan Saving and More

THE GIVEAWAY
This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 11/27/19. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment.
 
 

Holiday Teach My Toddler Package Giveaway

 Holiday Teach My Toddler Package Giveaway

Welcome to the Holiday Teach My Toddler Package Giveaway!

1 Winner

This giveaway is part of our Holiday Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

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Evolve or Die By Michael Priem, Modern Impact @Modern_Impact

Evolve or Die

Digital Transformation is the Industrial Revolution of Our Age.

By Michael Priem, Modern Impact

Around the globe, across all industries, every organization intent on surviving the next decade of economic disruption is shifting from analog to digital. Any company serious about advancing its brand, capturing its best customers and expanding its future is in the process of integrating digital technologies that will help them reimagine every aspect of their business.


And most of them are failing.


According to a recent McKinsey global survey on Digital Transformation, more than 80% of organizations have undertaken such steps in the past five years, but only 16% of respondents say their efforts have successfully improved performance, while also equipping them to sustain long-term change. Reported success rates in more traditional industries – like Automotive and Pharmaceuticals – are even more dismal (4%-11%).


Why? That 50-page proposal made the idea of insinuating new digital technology into everyday business processes, operations, communications and other systems seem so simple. Why, then, are almost 9 of every 10 organizations who attempt any type of digital transformation dissatisfied with the results?


Because digital transformation isn’t just about technology. It’s about leadership and partnership and stewardship.


It should come as no surprise that one of the most important influences McKinsey identified when it comes to determining the ultimate outcome of any transformation is a team of leaders who not only understand digital tech but also feel a sense of urgency about leveraging it; who can’t wait to start the process and bring the rest of the organization along.


That’s a tall order, becoming that kind of leader. Being someone who’s willing to challenge the status quo, experiment with the unfamiliar and get comfortable with the prospect of failure. But the only time I’ve ever seen any organization enjoy dramatic growth is when they tried something (and hired someone) dramatically different.


Which brings us to an equally important ingredient of transformational leadership: Integrators. According to McKinsey, the leaders most likely to succeed in exacting change are those willing to step back and recruit uniquely qualified partners who’ll help them integrate – and translate – new digital tactics into existing and evolving business strategies.


Given that description, it follows that the best integrators do much more than just provide technical specs or practical explanations of the digital solutions being developed. They also excel at crafting and communicating a “change story” that helps employees and other stakeholders understand where the organization is headed, why it’s transforming itself, and what will happen when it does.


The integrators you choose and the change story they tell are particularly important when it comes to the evolution of your marketing systems. That digital transformation will eventually affect every aspect of your business, from product design to consumer packaging, prospect identification to customer service, email marketing to market analytics.


But building fully integrated digital systems calls for fully defined business strategies; the kind that turn big data into smart data, prospects into customers and industry challenges into marketing victories; the kind of strategies you only get from those who’ve already done it for others you respect and continue to do it every day.


There’s a reason the world’s largest consulting firms are attempting to acquire more sophisticated digital marketing firms (like Modern Impact): Buying is much faster – and cheaper – than learning. Today’s marketing technology and tools can be complex and confusing, so once the general plan has been accepted, these generalists need a team of specialists who can actually make it work; from your technical stack and digital marketing platforms to your data management systems and creative content.


In today’s hyper-connected world, brand equity is now often predicated exclusively on the prospect or customer’s last interaction with your organization – personally or otherwise. So, the object of the digital transformation game is not just increasing efficiency but reducing friction; to produce actionable intelligence that allows you to expedite transactional activity and reserve human interaction for instances when human interpersonal skills are really needed.


Combining smart, connected and emerging technologies to digitally transform your marketing allows you to shift your entire focus toward hyper-personalized experiences that attract, engage, encourage and retain your best customers.


But as I pointed out in another recent editorial, Your Customer is the New CMO, the first step may be building a more sophisticated strategy for harnessing your customer data. Defining protocols and practices that extract meaningful insights about those you already serve allows you to understand and interact with each of them in a new, dynamic way. And changing the lens through which your organization views its entire business can deliver powerful, profound rewards.

This is not a sponsored post.

Michael Priem Bio — https://www.modernimpact.com/

A life-long innovator with a talent for leveraging technology, Michael Priem’s aptitude for strategic planning, application development, new business ventures, large-scale project management and corporate development have made him a sought after advisor to dozens of world-class brands – including General Mills, BestBuy, Target, Sears, Williams Sonoma, Harley Davidson, American Express and HP. Prior to launchingModernImpact, Michael’s entrepreneurial career included leadership roles with a global advertising agency that pioneered many digital media principles, a publicly traded global consulting firm and his own boutique corporate advisory firm. He is a sought-after speaker, frequent conference panelist and routinely interviewed by a broad variety of publications including Ad Age, AdWeek and Financial Times.


Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Nintendo

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is a 2019 sports video game based on the 2020 Summer Olympics. It is the sixth installment in the Mario & Sonic series, a crossover between Nintendo's Super Mario and Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog franchises, and the first since Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Wikipedia
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Initial release date: November 2019
Director(s): Naohiro Hirao
Developers: SEGA of America, Sega Sports R&D
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Arcade game
Series: Mario Series, Mario & Sonic at The Olympic Games
Publishers: Nintendo of America Inc., SEGA of America
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I received complimentary product. 

Cassandra’s Review- the visuals are stunning. Being able to switch to the nostalgic graphic look of Tokyo 69  was fun.  There is so much to offer and I love all of the mini games and replay it a lot adding more value

Start Off Christmas 2019 with these Books From .@Zonderkidz

A Very Fiona Christmas
Illustrated by Richard Cowdrey
A Very Fiona Christmas
Fiona the Hippo, Join everyone’s favorite hippo, Fiona, and all her loveable animal friends for their first heartwarming Christmas adventure through the zoo to find the answer to the question, “What’s Christmas?” This fun and whimsical book is the perfect read-aloud for fans of Fiona (and hippos) everywhere!

A follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Fiona the Hippo picture book comes A Very Fiona Christmas!

It’s Fiona the hippo’s very first Christmas, and the zoo is sparkling with holiday spirit. When the adorable little hippo asks her friends, “What’s Christmas?” they set out to show her all the wonders and excitement of the season. With each new experience Fiona lets out a snort, wiggles her ears, and asks, “Is THIS Christmas?”

Amidst the snow, twinkling lights, mistletoe, and stockings, Fiona ends up meeting a new friend at the zoo who helps her discover the true meaning of the holiday: Love. Snuggle up with your little ones and join Fiona and her adorable animal friends for a heartwarming holiday romp through the zoo.

A Very Fiona Christmas:

Stars the one and only Fiona the hippo, the worldwide internet sensation and star of the Cincinnati Zoo, who through her spunk and fighting spirit overcame all odds when she was born six weeks premature
Features adorable art by Richard Cowdrey, illustrator of the New York Times bestseller Fiona the Hippo

Is Fiona’s first Christmas adventure and the perfect holiday book for children and Fiona fans of any age
Will delight readers with a shimmering foil and glitter cover

The Berenstain Bears Go Christmas Caroling
The Berenstain Bears Go Christmas Caroling

Gather you family together and join in as Mama, Papa, Brother, Sister, and Honey Bear venture together in the snowy, cold night and go door to door in Bear Country singing Christmas classics. The Berenstain Bears Go Christmas Caroling also includes 4 postcards and a holiday door hanger!

In The Berenstain Bears Go Christmas Caroling, the whole Bear family is invited by the Bear Country Carolers for a round of Christmas Eve celebrations … and your whole family is invited!

This fun new book in the popular Zonderkidz Living Lights series—beloved by parents, grandparents, children, and grandchildren alike—will earn a quick spot on your child’s bookshelf. You and your children will want to read and sing along together again and again as the kid-friendly text and easy-to-read, easy-to-remember song lyrics teach valuable life lessons, encourage discussion, and take you down memory lane with each subsequent reading. The Berenstain Bears Go Christmas Caroling also includes 4 punch-out postcards and a festive holiday door hanger!

The Berenstain Bears Go Christmas Caroling:

Is perfect for parents and grandparents looking for a Bible-based, read aloud story that encourages faith in Jesus
Helps instill a love of reading in children and grandchildren
Features the hand-drawn artwork of Mike Berenstain, the son of the creators of The Berenstain Bears, Stan and Jan Berenstain
Continues in the much-loved footsteps of Stan and Jan Berenstain in the Berenstain Bears series of books, which is approaching its 60th Anniversary
Is part of one of the bestselling children’s book series ever created, with more than 250 books published and nearly 300 million copies sold to date
A Christmas Gift for Santa
A Christmas Gift for Santa
A Bedtime Book
by John T. Elkins
Illustrated by Ag Jatkowska

It’s the Christmas story you haven’t read. What happens after Santa Claus delivers all the Christmas presents to boys and girls around the world? Is there a gift at home waiting for him? Cuddle up with your little ones and see what happens in what is sure to become the newest addition to your holiday reading tradition.

Has Mrs. Claus forgotten Santa on Christmas Eve? He searches and searches their cozy North Pole home until … he finds homemade gifts waiting for him next to a beautiful handwritten note. But what does it say?

This sweet Christmas book, written by J. Theron Elkins and illustrated by Ag Jatkowska, will become a holiday favorite as children cuddle up with their parents to read this wonderful story of love and gratitude before they close their eyes to go to sleep.

As his eyes slowly closed,
Once he turned off the light,
Santa whispered at last …
“Merry Christmas, sleep tight.”

A Christmas Gift for Santa:

Is an adorable holiday title about Santa Claus that includes elements of faith
Is a Christmas bedtime book that the little ones in your life will want to read again and again throughout the Christmas holiday season, right up to the night of Christmas Eve
Sparkles and shines with glitter on the cover
Merry Christmas, Nighty Night
Merry Christmas, Nighty Night
by Michael W. Smith, Mike Nawrocki
It’s so hard to fall asleep on Christmas Eve! Lucky for Cole and his sister, Rose, the Nighty Nights have a special Christmas song to have them dreaming and sleeping in no time. This snuggly story is the one parents and grandparents turn to when their little ones are having trouble falling sleep.

Merry Christmas, Nighty Night follows the familiar rhythm of the classic Clement Moore poem “The Night Before Christmas” to tell this gentle, musical, heartwarming story that captures the wonder of Christmas Eve while helping little ones settle in for a cozy “Silent Night.”

This cute (and sleepy) adventure leads Cole and Rose to discover that when you’re having trouble falling asleep, a Christmas lullaby might just do the trick.

Founded by Michael W. Smith, Nurturing Steps TM is an infant and toddler series of children’s music and books with a simple mission to enliven a child’s journey with hope and faith through music and storytelling.

On the night before Christmas, Cole asked from his bed,
“May I wait by the tree for my presents instead?”
“No, Cole,” his mom answered, as she handed him Bear.
Then she kissed him goodnight and helped him say prayers.

Merry Christmas, Nighty Night:

Is created by Grammy winner Michael W. Smith, who has sold over 15 million albums with 32 number one hits, and VeggieTales co-creator Mike Nawrocki and the co-creator of VeggieTales, Mike Nawrocki
Is a cute holiday padded board book that sparkles with glitter and will help little ones settle in for a cozy night’s sleep
Is the perfect stocking stuffer or Christmas gift for the little sugarplum in your life
A Savior Is Born
A Savior Is Born
Rocks Tell the Story of Christmas
by Patti Rokus

By arranging a few rocks together an entire story can be told. A Savior Is Born, Rocks Tell the Story of Christmas, created by Patti Rokus, is an unforgettable picture book that uses majestic rock art and simple yet powerful text to inspire wonder and awe as the miracle of Christmas unfolds across the pages. Readers will be absorbed in the nature-filled artwork that shows the birth of Jesus and the celebration of the very first Christmas in a powerful and unique way.

The cover of this book sparkles and shines with foil, embossing, and spot gloss.
The Beginner’s Bible Jesus Is Born
I Can Read: The Beginner's Bible Jesus is Born 9780310760504; Softcover


A young girl named Mary is going to have a special baby. When he is born, God’s angels tell everyone the good news. But the king is not happy at all. What will become of Baby Jesus?


Featuring vibrant art from the beloved The Beginner’s Bible®, this faithful retelling of the story of Jesus’ birth from the New Testament is perfect for parents to share God’s Word with their children. Few books capture the iconic story about the first Christmas for beginning readers as memorable as the proven format of this My First I Can Read! book—The Beginner's Bible Jesus Is Born.

The Beginner's Bible:

Has been a favorite with young children and their parents since its release in 1989 with over 25 million products sold.
Features basic language, word repetition, and great illustrations
Is perfect for shared reading with a child

I received complimentary copies.

Cassandra's Review-  Each one of these books is a pure joy to read out loud.  Making a traditional Christmas so special and giving young minds the option to immerse themselves in God and light is a beautiful thing.  Get ready for the Christmas spirit and have so much fun. 








An American Bum in China By Tom Carter

An American Bum in China: Featuring the bumblingly brilliant escapades of expatriate Matthew Evans
by Tom Carter
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Down on his luck and disabled, cancer survivor Matthew Evans had nothing to lose by fleeing the farmsteads of Muscatine, Iowa, at age 21 to pursue his Chinese Dream. With all the makings of a classic folk tale, his curiosity became an epic five-year adventure that would find him homeless, stateless, posing as a professor, imprisoned, deported, and caught in the middle of the 2014 Hong Kong protests.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's' Review- First of all, shout out to Matthew, wow you have done amazing things.  The book has stories that capture the moments in almost picturesque quality. Taking time to relax and get into the chapters is a great idea. 


This Ain’t My Life By Bilal Alaji Review

Author Bilal Alaji Inspires Readers in a New Book Titled This Ain’t My Life
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A man’s story of hard times and overcoming.

This Ain’t My Life, written by author Bilal Alaji, is a story of overcoming. Alaji is vulnerable as he takes his readers on a journey through his life, starting with his background as a black Muslim. His dedicated pursuit of purpose will be an inspiration to anyone who has the chance to read this just released book which has already become a best seller on Amazon in the categories of Biographies of Islam and Rap Music.


The book follows Bilal Alaji as he reflects on how he has navigated through the challenges that life has thrown his way. Some of these challenges are very relatable, like failed marriages and job loss, while other obstacles for Bilal have been more traumatic, like criminal proceedings and finding himself in the shelter system.


Bilal is very transparent in This Ain’t My Life. The book is informative and helps people to understand the culture of Islam, since testimonies from Muslim communities are uncommon. Bilal shares both the good and the bad, conveying that Islam is not bad, but that there are bad people that have done terrible things.


While not everyone shares his background, every reader who picks up this book can relate to Alaji’s desire for more in his life. Although his upbringing played a big part in his reality, it also plays a role in his destiny. He always knew he was destined to be great, and he trusted in his faith to get him through his toughest times. Through his struggle, he has come out on the other side as an entrepreneur, investor, mentor, and public speaker. He now focuses on sharing about Muslim issues in society.


Alaji says, “Men do not dialogue enough, in particular, black men.” He adds, “We go through intense suffering quietly. I felt like if I opened up and showed my vulnerable side, I would be able to promote dialogue.”


Bilal Alaji has a positive mindset and his words are contagiously encouraging. This Ain’t My Life is more than a feel-good story. Alaji’s events will also leave his readers feeling hopeful for what lies ahead in their own futures.

Bilal Alaji

Bilal Alaji was born in New York and currently calls the Bronx home. He is a father to four daughters and enjoys spending time with his family. Alaji is an entrepreneur, investor, mentor, and public speaker. He writes and speaks about Muslim issues and societal problems. He shares his testimony to encourage others to initiate conversation and community.

Bilal can be contacted through his website at bilalalaji.com

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's' Review-  Following one man's journey is thought prompting and incredible.  To read life facts in the way that another person genuinely feels them really captures the soul.  

The World’s First Tooth Fairy and The Adventures of Abella and Her Magic Wand By Zane Carruth

Kids Invited to Write Tooth Fairy Letter For A Dollar and A Dream


PRNewswire/ -- Famous children’s book author Zane Carruth is holding a letter writing contest for children to ask a question or relate a story to the Tooth Fairy https://www.worldsfirsttoothfairy.com/  Carruth believes this is a great way for children to gain confidence, visualize their dreams and learn about American Folklore.


Given the success of Zane Carruth’s first book, “The World’s First Tooth Fairy Ever,” Abella the tooth fairy character is getting the magic treatment- sequel style! Carruth’s first book “The World’s First Tooth Fairy …Ever” earned the Story Monsters Seal of Approval. In the second spellbinding book ‘The Adventures of Abella and Her Magic Wand’ Abella, the tooth fairy’s big dream has finally come true, she gets an instrument no tooth fairy can be without- a magic wand! Abella and friends learn the responsibility of having a magic wand. Once Abella starts to use her wand, she gets herself into predicaments that allow her to master the art of being the world’s first ever tooth fairy. Children can send their letters to info@worldsfirsttoothfairy. com


Losing baby teeth is a big event for the whole family and Zane Carruth’s new book release celebrates this milestone with a chance for kids to comment on very own tooth fairy adventure. They can write about how old they were when they lost their first tooth, where they are from, their favorite color and what to expect when they place their baby tooth under the pillow.


“The First Tooth Fairy…Ever is a delightful book about adventure, bravery and how being curious is often a very good thing,” said Zane.


Readers will follow Abella as she makes mistakes and learns from them. Luckily for Abella, her best friend, Darcie, is with her every step of the way, showing that even the tooth fairy needs support sometimes.


Along with the new book release, a coloring book and activity book are available for children to create their own magical memories. “The World’s First Tooth Fairy” will be at every book-shelf, and is currently available for purchase at River Oaks Bookstore , Tomfoolery Toys and Books, Museum of Fine Arts Houston – Museum Shop, Northshire Bookstore, The Bookstore Plus, Palm Beach Bookstore and The Book People.

I received complimentary copies.


Expert to Influencer: How to Position Yourself for Meaningful Impact By Divya Parekh Review

Expert to Influencer: How to Position Yourself for Meaningful Impact By Divya Parekh
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LIVE YOUR FULLEST POTENTIAL TO CREATE A LASTING IMPACT
AS YOU MOVE FROM EXPERT TO AUTHORITY TO INFLUENCER…
It’s not as hard as you might think!

Entrepreneurs, Thought Leaders, Corporate Leaders, and Leaders of the House all have expertise in their craft, and there are people out there that are struggling daily by not having access to it.
Influencers know precisely how to reach their audience and form heart-to-heart connections, that’s the reason they have such a widespread and enthusiastic following.

This book is the perfect playbook to illustrate how you can obtain influencer status and create and transform your audience into super champions.


“Divya’s process will help you hone your ability to evaluate thoroughly any problem.”
--Kevin Harrington, Original Shark from Shark Tank and Creator of the Infomercial


The book consists of three sections that show you exactly how to get there. Each section includes proven techniques, real-life experiences, and practical exercises. When you implement these strategies systematically, and with focused commitment, you will thrive in your rise to the leading influencer.


About Divya Parekh

Divya Parekh is an in-demand business, influence advocate and speaker with over 20 years of proven experience. As a 9-Time #1 International Bestselling Author, Parekh has authored a number of books on topics including but not limited to Stress Management, Mindfulness Mastery, Critical Thinking, Candid Critique, Appreciative Inquiry, Leadership and Influence, and Emotional Intelligence. By merging her career in biopharmaceuticals with coaching, consulting, writing, and speaking, Divya has developed effective-evidence based leadership and partner programs.

Certified as a professional coach by the International Coaching Academy (ICA) and International Coaching Federation (IFA) Parekh brings her fierce passion for coaching, commitment to building leaders, and desire to create a better world. To learn more visit https://www.divyaparekh.com/

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  The author has so much information that I enjoyed taking in.  I feel like I can easily go back and reference this book as needed and get lost in the chapters because they are wonderfully written.

Knives and Needles: Tattoo Artists in the Kitchen By Molly A. Kitamura John Agcaoili

Knives and Needles: Tattoo Artists in the Kitchen
Molly A. Kitamura
John Agcaoili
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Tattoo artists from around the United States invite you into their personal kitchens in this intimate cookbook full of their favorite home recipes. Full-color photos of their own tattoos showcase their work in vivid detail. Recipes are easy to follow and range from guacamole and margaritas to guava-glazed ribs, from mom's quesadillas de Oaxaca to vegan churros, and from grandma's baked apples to Freddy Corbin's apple pipe. Knives and Needles celebrates the intersection of food and tattoo culture and the beauty that comes from skill transforming into art, whether it is through ink or the plate.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- A mix of visual stimulation that aims to please while making you hungry.  Lots of great art with a culinary twist. 

Survivors of the Holocaust edited by Kath Shackleton, illustrated by Zane Whittingham

 Survivors of the Holocaust. This is a collection of true stories from six Holocaust survivors that went through such a traumatic time in history, all told in their own words.
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This nonfiction graphic novel is an accessible way to teach children (especially reluctant readers) as young as 10 about the Holocaust.


These true stories can also “help kids understand the true impact of childhood separations from their families, the chilling prospect of never seeing your family members again and can help engage them in discussions about current events on immigration in our country today” (School Library Journal).

Survivors of the Holocaust edited by Kath Shackleton, illustrated by Zane Whittingham

Available now ● ISBN: 9781492688921 ● $19.99/HC

Children’s Nonfiction—Graphic Novel ● Ages 10+ ● Sourcebooks Explore


In a time when people were ruthlessly persecuted and killed, some were able to make it through alive. Whether it was thanks to lucky twists of fate or the loving sacrifices of others, they lived to tell their stories, which serve as reminders to never allow such a tragedy to happen again.


These are the unbelievable true stories of six children, in their own words, of how they survived one of the darkest times in human history.


An Amazon Best Book of the Month


Download a Free Common Core Aligned Educator Guide for Grades 6-8


Praise for Survivors of the Holocaust:


“Powerful, emotional, deeply disturbing that leaves us with a sense of loss, even with these children’s survival. We need more books like this. We must never forget. Buy this book for your classrooms and libraries!” —Imagination Soup


“WOW. Beautiful presentation of awful stories. The format makes history accessible to those who may struggle with nonfiction.” —Teen Librarian Toolbox


“The narratives and drawings no doubt will raise many questions in the minds of children.”  —San Diego Jewish World


“These are difficult narratives, and the six survivors have done a great service to share their stories and provide great lessons for our youth, at a cost of great personal emotion and grief.” —BookTrib


★ “Nothing short of miraculous...never pushing past what a young reader can bear.” —Booklist, STARRED review


“Using an engaging format to shed light on a devastating yet important topic, this is a strong choice for most libraries.” —School Library Journal


“Presents powerful testimonials from six individuals who survived the Holocaust as children.” —School Library Connection


“A dramatic and memorable story...These individual stories can help kids understand the true impact of childhood separations from their families, the chilling prospect of never seeing your family members again and can help engage them in discussions about current events on immigration in our country today.” —Youth Services Book Review


“The survivors’ recollections of seeing their frantic parents powerless in the face of an inexorable force is particularly searing.” —Publishers Weekly

I received a complimentary copy.