Sep 20

Love You Always by Eileen Spinelli Book Review & Giveaway

Sometimes it’s hard for young kids to understand even though there are some bad times in life no matter what you will always love them. I know this personally. Lately when I have grounded my daughter, or taken something away she thinks I don’t like her anymore. I have to then explain to her that no matter what she does I will always love her.

Love You Always

Love You Always by Eileen Spinelli is such a wonderful book has been a great tool in helping me to explain to her just how much I love her. The book is a soft, gently, rhyming approach at telling young children no matter who, what, when or where they are loved always. I enjoyed a quiet evening before settling down to bed to talk to her about our day, read her this book, have lot’s of hugs and kisses and gently tuck her into bed. The word’s are easy to read for early readers and she was even able to help me reading.

This is such a wonderfully written and beautifully illustrated book. And a gentle approach to love and care.

Love You Always Book Review

You can purchase a copy of Love You Always on Amazon today and the link below.

Author Bio

Eileen Spinelli spent Saturdays at the public library as a child, and it was there that she decided to become a writer. She’s authored more than fifty children’s books, includingSomebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch; The Best Story; and Two to Cuddle. Eileen lives in Media, Pennsylvania. When she and her husband, Jerry, who’s also an author, are not writing, they are hanging out with their grandkids (30 and counting), playing Scrabble, reading, watching old movies, and raising Monarch butterflies.

Illustrator Bio

Gillian Flint has had a passion for drawing and creating characters for as long as she can remember, so a career in illustration was a natural path for her to take. Her work has been published in the UK, USA, and Australia for clients such as Highlights, Five Mile Press, OUP, and Little Bee Books (book forthcoming). She enjoys using watercolors, crayons, ink, and digital illustration to create a variety of artistic styles. In her spare time, Gillian enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and pottering about in the garden on sunny days.

Giveaway!!

Enter on the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win a copy of Love You Always. Giveaway starts 9/21/17 and ends 9/29/17. Come back daily for more entries.

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I received the items above free from WorthyKids/Ideals in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are always my own.

Sep 19

Swagbucks Reaches $200 Million Paid in Cash & Gift Cards! Don’t Wait Sign up Today for Free!

The digital rewards Swagbucks just hit a major milestone – they have given their members over $200 million in cash and free gift cards since 2008! I use Swagbucks all the time to get free gift cards doing stuff I already do online, like shopping, answering surveys, watching videos, discovering great deals, and searching the web. To demonstrate how big a number 200 million really is, here are some fun facts:

 

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Swagbucks. All opinions are always my own.

 

Sep 19

Save 15% off on Colortime Crafts and Markers

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Reasonable prices for birthday parties and sleepovers with Colortime Crafts and Markers coloring pillowcases, t-shirts, backpacks, permanent fabric markers, and more. New special glow-in-the-dark ink items available! Clean, easy, and affordable crafts activity that doubles as a unique keepsake!

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Click here for the Latest Online Special offers and promo codes to Colortime Crafts and Markers.

 

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of USFamilyGuide and Colortime. I will be receiving free products in exchange for sharing this information.

Sep 05

Gary Bower’s God Our Maker Kids Book Series + Giveaway

I just got the 2 most darling books to review from author Gary Bower. God Paints the World and God Loves the World are from his God Our Maker series. These are hard board books and are 20 pages long. Perfect for ages 2-5. The best news is….Both of these books are available today!

God Our Maker Series

Author Bio

Gary Bower fell in love with picture books at an early age, while sitting in his mother’s lap. As a youngster he entertained himself for hours by writing his own stories, jokes, poems, and skits. As an adult, his years of professional and volunteer experience ministering to children and teens, combined with thousands of story nights with his twelve children, have helped him polish his storytelling skills.

Illustrator Bio

Tracy Cottingham is happiest when creating pictures and patterns. After finishing her art degree, she began to sell her art for greeting cards and textiles, but creating illustrations for books is her ultimate joy. She can usually be found working at her desk, sipping coffee, and chewing on gummy candy. Tracy lives and works in London.


God Paints the WorldIn God Paints the World you tour all of God’s bright, colorful creations. Children learn their colors, and learn all about animals and their habitats. This is definitely a fun book for the little ones to read. It is bright, colorful and engaging. It’s easy to read with rhyming sentences. The message is clear that God created nature and all the beautiful, colorful creatures in it.

God Loves the World

God Loves the World has you visit people all over the world. These people are of all different shapes, sizes, colors, ages and abilities. This book is full of fun illustrations and rhyming sentences. With so much hatred in today’s world I can’t help but LOVE the message this book has. God created everyone, we are all different and special but God loves us ALL!

God Our Maker Series Review

You can purchase both books on Amazon today! Just click the links to purchase.

Who in your life would you like to spend some time with reading these to? Enter on the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win. 1 lucky winner will receive both books. US residents only please. Giveaway starts 9/6/17 and ends 9/14/17.

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I received these books from WorthyKids/Ideals for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are always my own.

Sep 03

Get $3 when you sign up for Swagbucks {September Only!}

All throughout September you can earn big bonuses at Swagbucks, a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you’re probably doing online already, like searching, watching videos, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, or PayPal cash.

When you sign up through me this month, you can earn a $3 bonus! Here’s how:

1. Sign up using this link

2. Earn 300 SB total before 10/1/17. You’ll get a $3 (300 SB) bonus for it!

3. That’s it. It’s super easy, and Swagbucks is for real. I use it myself, and I’ve earned over 2,000 most of that the past year.

 

My favorite rewards to get our Amazon, PayPal cash and Home Depot gift cards. There are so many to choose from!

 

 

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Swagbucks. All opinions are always my own.

Aug 29

Follow Filmaker Timothy Mahoney on his Journey to Confirm His Faith in Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus Review & Giveaway

I read it every day from non-believers. Where is the proof that God is real and the Bible is true?! I myself live my life based on faith that God created us and that one day he is coming back, just like it states at the Bible. I homeschool and start every morning with Bible lessons and Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus DVD fit right in with those lessons.

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In Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus you follow film maker Timothy Mahoney who like many others question events in the Bible. So he goes looking for evidence. In the film you hear from people including leading archaeologists that supply the evidence needed to prove that the Exodus really did happen just as the Bible states it did. The video is is more documentary type and some of the little kids might not have an easy time enjoying the movie as well as older kids and adults would. We watched it as a family and was able to carry on conversations about what was being presented in the film, answer questions and turn the pages of our Bible to read up on it. It was a great conversation starter for the past week now and got the kids really involved in learning daily from our Bible.

 

About the author/filmmaker/producer

Tim Mahoney founded Mahoney Media Group, Inc. (MMG) in 1989. MMG focused its business on television and video production for regional and national companies. In 2014 Tim founded Thinking Man Films & Media as an international documentary & publishing company with a focus on education and the Bible. Tim produced numerous productions for Christian organizations including the Billy Graham Association, World Wide Pictures, and Compassion International. Tim also served as the President of the board for the International Christian Visual Media Association (ICVM). Tim’s first full feature documentary film, “PATTERNS OF EVIDENCE: THE EXODUS”, released in January 2015. The film took 12 years to develop and takes a scientific approach to investigate the events of the biblical Exodus. The overall vision for his film company is to explore “patterns of evidence” that support the biblical narrative and engages the world in a conversation. The film takes a balanced approach and leaves the audience to decide for themselves if the Bible is real history or myth.

About the film

  • Won 13 awards on the film festival circuit in 2014, including a Gold Remi Award winner for Best Director at the Worldfest Houston Intl. Film Festival, the Gold Crown Award for Best Picture and Best Documentary at ICVM 2014, and Official Selection at the Soho International Film Festival in New York.
  • Supplemental resources associated with the film include a nearly 400-page hardcover book, small group Bible study, Movie Event kit, youth version (called Young Explorers), homeschool curriculum and others.
  • It includes powerful interviews with some of the top experts in the fields of archaeology and Egyptology as well as people of influence in the Middle East.
  • The film has an objective, fair-minded and balanced approach. It allows viewpoints from all sides to be heard in a respectful way while asking honest questions of the Bible and scholars’ views. It does not preach and lets the evidence speak for itself. This allows the film to be very shareable with those of different viewpoints.

 

Now is your chance to win a DVD copy of Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus. Enter on the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win.

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If you don’t win or can’t wait to watch it you can purchase Patterns of Evidence: The Exoduse here. Use coupon code MK1 for $3 off the DVD price which retails for $19.95.

 

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again.  Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

 

Aug 28

Swagbucks August Swago~ Earn up to 500SB Bonus {US Only}

Swagbucks is holding their Swago promotion starting Monday, August 28th at 9am PDT! It’s just like bingo, but in this case you’re filling out squares as you earn points on their site for doing things you already do online. If you’re thinking of trying Swagbucks, this is a great chance to learn all about how the site works and earn bonus points while doing it.

The best part is that the points you get can be used to get free gift cards to places like Amazon, or PayPal cash!

Fill up your board and then submit your pattern to get even more points – if you can fill in the whole board, you get a 500 SB bonus! That’s enough for a $5 gift card in their Rewards Store.

Click here to sign up and get started! If you sign up through my link and earn 300 SB before the first of next month, you’ll get a bonus 300 SB!

 

Remember you can only submit your board once. So complete as many tasks as possible and fill your board. Good luck!

 

 

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Swagbucks. All opinions are always my own.

Aug 27

Shopping for a New Car? These Helpful Hints Will Make Car Buying a Breeze

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cars.com.

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Shopping for a new car can be so frustrating. I know it was for me. I am driving my not so new car anymore, a little cramped and pass by the dealership. It’s like they knew I was passing by- big lights, signs and fun little blow ups telling me to come in and score this great deal now. But was it really the best deal for me? I don’t know about you but the next time I am in the need for a new car I will be making sure I follow these great tips.

 

1st shop around. Go to different dealerships do not settle on just one. Take your time to test drive, look things over and picture yourself and your family inside it. Put yourself in different daily scenarios to see if this vehicle would work for you. Also take notes of what doesn’t work. Do not rush into a car purchase. Also shop during big sale periods- holidays and end of year sales are great times to really score deals.

 

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Now after you got a good list of vehicles it is time to do some research. Research…research…research! I can’t stress that enough. Do not let those flashy signs telling BIG SALE COME INSIDE stop you in your tracks and make an impulse purchase. Cars.com is the one stop site for all your car buying needs. There you can view different makes and models, read reviews, compare prices and search for dealerships. There’s no need to go site to site to site looking for this information anymore.

 

Now that you made a list of cars you like, did your research, and determined the best ones for you and your family it is time to narrow it down to THE ONE! This is when you will determine what you can go without in a vehicle but more importantly what you will not compromise with. Make a list of pros and cons of each vehicle to narrow down your search. This is not just in features but also in price. This is a really important part for me. I knew what I had as a down payment and what I was willing to pay monthly and those were a few things I was not willing to compromise with. There are plenty of cars out there to choose from, there is no reason to go car broke.

 

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Now that you have found the one go for it! You have shopped around, made your list to narrow it down and did your research on Cars.com. You are now confident enough to go purchase your next car. Buying a car doesn’t have to be an unpleasant experience. These helpful tips will let you enjoy your car buying experience and get the most from it. Congratulations on your new purchase!

 

 

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cars.com. All opinions are always my own.

 

Aug 25

Get $30 When You Sign Up for Hulu This Weekend

If you’re a TV lover, Hulu is running a special on their offer through Swagbucks this weekend only: You’ll get $30 (paid in the form of points called SB) for trying Hulu for a month. That will cost you $7.99, so you’re making $22 on the deal!

Hulu has tons of current and classic programming, movies, brilliant original series, and more. Here’s how you do it:

1. Click this link. You need to be a Swagbucks member to take advantage of this offer, and if you don’t have an account you can create on here, which takes 30 seconds.
2. Click “Continue” and sign up for Hulu
3. Enjoy Hulu! You should have your points within 30 minutes. You must be a first time Hulu member to receive SB for this offer.

Haven’t tried Swagbucks yet? They’re a site where you earn points (called SB) for doing things like online shopping, watching videos, taking surveys, and discovering deals and services you might like to try (like Hulu!). You then take those points and turn them into free gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, or PayPal cash.

This is a great time to join because when you sign up through the link above and get your 3000 SB, you’ll get a bonus 300 SB at the beginning of September. So that’s $30 (3000 SB) for trying Hulu plus your $3 (300 SB) bouns, which gets you 3300 SB, which means you make $25 total for trying Hulu!

Don’t pay those high cable bills sign up for this great offer from Hulu today!

 

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Swagbucks. All opinions are always my own.

Aug 24

Jewelry Candles Giveaway! {5 Winners}

This post is sponsored by TheHoppingBloggers.com

Ok moms! This is a fabulous giveaway just for you. Be prepared to pamper yourself with a fabulous product from Jewelry Candles. Maybe try a bathbomb or wonderfully smelling candle product plus get a free surprise inside. Would you like jewelry  or would you like cash? These are so fun and a nice way to relax. Be sure to enter this awesome giveaway below and tell me if you won are you keeping it for yourself or giving it as a gift?

I’ve teamed up with The Hopping Bloggers to bring you a pretty amazing giveaway. You may have heard of Jewelry Candles and Bath Bombs already, but now is your chance to learn more and win something from them! When it comes to unique gifts, Jewelry Candles has the most extensive line of candles with jewelry inside, jewelry bath bombs, cash money candles, jewelry roses, jewelry sugar scrubs, and so much more!

Five lucky winners will each receive a prize thanks to these great sponsors. The five items up for grabs are:

1. Cash Money Candle

Feelin’ lucky? Try your luck with Cash Money Candles! Win a mystery cash prize in every candle, every single time. Every candle will receive a minimum of a genuine $2 bill INSIDE THE CANDLE; and how often do you see those around? Every Cash Money Candle has a cash prize ranging from the minimum of $2 to all the way to $2,500! The most amount of ACTUAL cash you can win in your candle is up to a $100 bill. If you win over $100 you get a $2 bill plus a code that you can redeem for GRAND prizes – which can be up to the $2500! Simply burn your candle down, and find your cash prize! Every candle is a winner because you are GUARANTEED to get at least a (1) $2 dollar bill in your Cash Money Candle!

2. Jewelry Candle

The Jewelry Candles all have amazing scents, and a beautiful piece of jewelry that will dazzle just like you, darlin’! Like buried treasure, burn the candle & find your surprise! A Necklace, a Pendant, Earrings, a Ring, or a Bracelet – it’s a total surprise! Jewelry values from $10 to $7,500 – yes, $7,500! You may choose the “surprise me” option and your jewelry be a total surprise OR choose the jewelry piece of your choice! Want to choose your ring size with these amazing scents? Check out the Ring Candles! Pick from the most popular scents like Birthday Cake, Baked Apple Pie, & Black Raspberry Vanilla!

3. Jewelry Bath Bomb

Inside every jar of Jewelry Bath Bombs you will get 2 Jewelry Bath Bombs – EACH with a surprise jewelry piece inside! Long after the bath bombs are gone, the beautiful jar they come in will make a wonderful keepsake that you can reuse and or re-purpose! The jewelry retail value of the pieces you will get in your bath bombs will have a minimum retail value of $10 all the way up to $7500! You may pick between a ring, a necklace, a pendant, a bracelet or a pair of earrings in your jar of Jewelry Bath Bombs. If you select a ring you may choose your ring size from size 5 through 11!

4. Cash Bath Bomb

The amazing Cash Bath Bombs are bath bombs with real cash inside! Each and every Cash Bomb will have a real $2 bill inside it! You also have the chance to get more than the $2 bill inside every Cash Bath Bomb! These Cash Bath Bombs are a fun, novelty item, not a lottery. While, they do not give odds, they do guarantee that each one will have at least a real $2 bill in it. Cash Bath Bombs that have more than the $2 bill in it are chosen totally at random.

5. Jewelry Slime

Jewelry Slimes are the brand new way to relieve stress & look fabulous, with (of course) a piece of beautiful jewelry inside! Jewelry Candles chose their most popular Jewelry Bath Bomb scents & transformed them into something completely unique. You can sling, punch, stick, poke, smash, and squish your way into a fabulous, stress-free state of mind!

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Enter to win one of these five prizes using the giveaway tool below – and GOOD LUCK!

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