Friday, July 18, 2014

I See Me! Review and Giveaway...


Thanks to I See Me!, my family is super excited to tell you about some of their fantastic products!

First, check out this adorable grow chart we received...


It's going to be so much fun to watch our granddaughter grow with this! Kaydence's new grow chart is so beautiful and produced with artist grade canvas. We really like that it also has 4 grommets for easy hanging. This is going to for sure be cherish by our family for generations to come!


Next, we absolutely love the sweet personalized gift sets that we received!

I can't wait to read this cute bedtime story to Kaydence...


Goodnight Little Me not only has her name on the cover, but it's also throughout the illustrations. Sheep come a-leaping, dogs dance in a kick line, crickets chirp and owls hoot-hoot in a beautifully illustrated storybook.

The lovable lamb the set came with is so precious! We also had a little personalized message from grandma and grandpa printed on the front page of the book.

Now are you ready to meet our new Snuggle Bunny?



In this heartwarming personalized storybook, Kaydence will hear all the ways that Snuggle Bunny loves her throughout the day. From a hug in the morning to snuggle time in the evening, the Snuggle Bunny counts ten ways that it expresses affection.

The matching Snuggle Bunny is extremely soft and has super cute floppy ears. We are so excited for baby Kaydence to get here soon! She sure is going to love her new Snuggle Bunny!


Click below to enter the Summer Reading Sweepstakes...



Grand prize gets a $250 Visa Gift Card and 5 Personalized Books!! 25 Runners Up get a personalized coloring book. Hurry and enter now ends 8-31-2014.

Make sure to check out all the fun unique gifts they have! LunchboxesPuzzlesColoring BooksPlacematsStickers and Growth Charts!
They offer something for everyone and every occasion!

Visit I See Me! on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest!

My family loves all of the personalized gifts this excellent company has to pick from!


Thank you so very much I See Me! for the amazing products and customer service!!


Now here's the really exciting part...

I get to give one lucky winner a gift set of their choice!!

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Power in Prayer Book Review...


My family is really excited to tell you about a new book out called, Power in Prayer!

Take a minute to gauge your relationship with God. Do you underestimate the power of prayer? This daily guide, with insights from General Authorities, scriptures, personal experiences, and commentary, will enrich and empower your prayers. As these thoughts increase your understanding of the significance of your prayers, your communication with God will be an unprecedented source of strength in your life.

David A. Christensen is an fabulous author and did such an excellent job on this book! He gives "31 teachings to strengthen our connection with Heaven". Within each teaching there are "daily guides-- with insights from General Authorities, scriptures, personal experiences, and commentary, that will enrich and empower your prayers." 

I have a personal testimony of prayer and enjoyed reading this book. I like that it's easy to read and very thought provoking. My husband and I have been enjoying looking up and studying the scriptures. Power in Prayer is a powerful must read that I highly recommend! 

Thank you so very much Cedar Fort for the amazing products and customer service!!
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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

MyFairyTaleBooks Review...

Thanks to MyFairyTaleBooks, my family got some of their fabulous books!

MyFairyTaleBooks is a Personalized Children's Gifts company headquartered in Orange County, New York State.

Here are the two books we received...


First, let me tell you about the personalized Little One, Little One What Do You See Book...


We adore the fabulous pictures they are so cute!


Our new granddaughter Kaydence is coming this August! She is going to love seeing her name on the pages as we read this to her...


This story is perfect for anyone that enjoys rhyming and counting. We really like that it teaches your child about counting and how to recognize different kinds of animals. What animal can jump? How many elephants are there? Kaydence is going to have so much fun finding out!

Next, check out the personalized A to Z book...


We were excited to see Kaydence's name is even on the front of this super cute book!

Look at how colorful the pictures are...



A to Z is a fun, rhyming introduction to the alphabet featuring silly scenarios with each letter. The adorable pictures make me smile. What a fantastic way to help Kaydence learn the alphabet. My family absolutely loves these personalized books!

We really like that both of the above books even have a washable cover! They would make a perfect gift for a birthday, or any special occasion.

MyFairyTaleBooks received accolades from Creative Child Magazine for two of their exclusive personalized children’s books. The Good Friend was awarded the 2013 Preferred Choice Award. The A to Z Storybook was named the 2013 Book of the Year in the Personalized Education Book category.

MyFairyTaleBooks actively donates 10% of all sales of The Good Friend to PACER to support anti-bullying initiatives.

Make sure to also visit them on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest!

Thank you so very much MyFairyTaleBooks for the amazing products and customer service!!


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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The Lincoln Hypothesis Book Review...


Abraham Lincoln became the sixteenth US president during a very dark time in America's history. Author Timothy Ballard explores the crucial role that President Lincoln played to bring this nation closer to heaven. Readers will see Lincoln as a man inspired of God who invoked a covenant relationship between America and its maker—not unlike the national covenants invoked by righteous leaders in the Book of Mormon. In addition, The Lincoln Hypothesis reveals documented evidence that Abraham Lincoln did, in fact, check out the Book of Mormon as he struggled with making some of the most critical decisions of his presidency. Did he read it? Did it influence him? Was the Book of Mormon a key factor in Lincoln's success and the healing of a nation?
The author states, "As you read, you will, like a prosecutor reviewing a case, or like a jury determining a verdict, identify valuable pieces of evidence that can be fully substantiated. You will also identify pieces of evidence that cannot. I ask you to consider all the evidence and weight it accordingly. Through this study, many questions regarding the interplay between the restored gospel and the Civil War will be answered. New questions may emerge that will not be so easily answered. Either way, in the end you will find yourself on a most exhilarating investigative journey."

When I got asked to review this book, I was really excited! I have always loved Abraham Lincoln! I felt the Spirit so strong when I went to Washington D.C. to visit his memorial.

I really enjoyed this book and how Ballard highlights the many similarities between the life of Abraham Lincoln and other Prophets! On page 107 it shows the entry in the Library of Congress ledger showing that Lincoln checked out a copy of the Book of Mormon. 

Many powerful scriptures, excellent quotes and interesting pictures are also included. The Lincoln Hypothesis is a must read for Lincoln fans, US History lovers and anyone that wants to be uplifted. This would make a really cool Father's Day or anytime gift as well!

About the author:

TIMOTHY BALLARD graduated cum laude from Brigham Young University in Spanish and political science, then went on to receive and MA (summa cum laude) in international politics from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Tim has worked for the Central Intelligence Agency as well as an agent for the Department of Homeland Security. He is also the author of The American Covenant: One Nation under God. He lives in Southern California with his wife and six children.

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Saturday, May 24, 2014

The Hungry Family Slow Cooker Cookbook Review...


Thanks to Cedar Fort, I'm really excited to tell you about The Hungry Family Slow Cooker Cookbook!

It’s every busy mother’s dream-come-true: dinner that makes itself! With the help of your trusty slow cooker and these healthy, easy recipes like Peppery Cilantro Salmon, Sausage Stew, and Dark Chocolate Mini Cakes, you can put dinner on the table even on the craziest of days. Don’t let the whirlwind of life stop you from feeding your family the food they deserve — delicious, home-cooked meals straight from your slow cooker.

My Review:

Each one of these recipes look and sound so delicious! We made the Pepper Steak Sandwiches for dinner last night and they were a huge hit. Every meal has an easy to follow recipe so even the kids can help. It was so nice to come home and smell the dinner that was ready to serve. We also tried the Peanut Butter Lover Brownies. They are so yummy, see the picture of them below...


My family gives this cookbook a huge thumbs up! Since we are all super busy, The Hungry Family Slow Cooker Cookbook is a huge blessing here at our house. With having teenagers that come and go all the time, it's great that dinner is ready when they are. This would also make a perfect gift for weddings, birthdays, or any occasion!

About the Author:

CHRISTINA DYMOCK was once at a dinner party where her husband was teasing her about the frosting-to-cupcake ratio on her dessert. The woman sitting across from them sniffed with her delicate nose and said, “If my husband gave me a hard time about my frosting I’d quit baking. That’d show him.” To which Christina’s husband replied while pointing at his speechless wife, “Try to stop her!”
Christina divides her time between the kitchen and her computer and books and her family of six. (Naturally, the family gets the biggest share.) Because she reads everything, she also feels compelled to write in several genres.

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Silver Dolphin Books Review and Giveaway...

Thanks to Silver Dolphin, I'm excited to tell you about some of their fantastic books!

My family loves children's books and these are awesome...



First, check out the fabulous sing-along books...


If Old MacDonald had this awesome set, he’d be too busy playing to have any time for a moo-moo here or an oink-oink there! Little ones have bails of fun with PLAY-DOH: Old MacDonald Had a Farm, a new musical board book featuring adorably cute PLAY-DOH animals! Young animal enthusiasts will love looking at all the adorable PLAY-DOH artwork while singing along with all of the delightful creatures at Old MacDonald’s farm.



Follow the little star that twinkles above the world so high with this lively sound book featuring adorable animals sculpted out of PLAY-DOH! In this adventure, young readers join the delightful animals as they are guided through the forest by the little star while singing along to beloved classic children’s song “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.” PLAY-DOH: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star is a catchy way to play and sing.

These are both so fun! Each page is filled with adorable pictures. The colors are bright and will keep baby and children's attention. We love that you can sing along as well!

Next, check out another great book called My First 100 Words: On the Move!



Where can you find things that put us on the move? Everywhere! This delightful adventure takes young readers on a trip to the racetrack, a farm, a construction site, and even on the water. The fun, playful shapes illustrate everything from trains, motorcycles, sailboats, and tractors. While teaching basic words for the many modes of transportation, PLAY-DOH My First 100 Words: On the Move! also moves children on the road to literacy.

My family adores each one of the above books! You even get some excellent ideas of things you can create with PLAY-DOH. If you need a fun idea for a gift for a birthday party, any of these would be a huge hit that everyone would love!

Silver Dolphin Books publishes activity, novelty, and educational nonfiction books for preschoolers to 12-year-olds. Highly interactive formats such as the Field Guides and Uncover series both educate and entertain older children. The lovable characters of the Maurice Pledger series and the boldly illustrated Snappy Sounds series appeal to both young children and parents alike.

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Thank you so very much Silver Dolphin Books for the amazing products and customer service!!

Now here's the really exciting part...

I get to give one lucky winner these two fantastic sing-along books!!


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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The 7-Day Christian Book Review...


I am excited to tell you about a new book out called The 7-Day Christian!
Christianity is facing great opposition. No one is being thrown to lions, but many followers of Christ face persecution because of their beliefs. At the very least, most know how it feels to end up on the wrong side of a "politically correct" conversation. More than ever before, we need believing and behaving disciples—men and women who are ready to stand up and stand together to change the world as early Christians did: one righteous choice at a time.
Filled with personal experiences and insightful stories, this book emphasizes the importance of living in accordance with our values every single day, with practical suggestions for how to actually pull it off. "Christ doesn't just want people to acknowledge His grace," writes Brad Wilcox. "He wants them to be transformed through it. He doesn't just want people to come to Him. He wants them to become like Him— a process that takes place 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year, and throughout all the years of our lives.

My Review:

I loved Brad's Introduction, what an amazing man! He talked about how we need more genuine Christians who have the courage to be Christlike. Since I am a mom and have served many years in the primary, Chapter Five To Be Like A Child really touched my heart! I liked that he shared this great scripture..."Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven" (Mathew 18:3).

We really like the ideas shared on how to live your beliefs everyday of the week. Together we can change the world! My family also loved this quote... "The true end of all Christians is not simply to come to Christ but to become Christlike". The stories shared throughout this book are very uplifting. I really enjoyed reading this book and plan on getting some for gifts!

About the Author:

BRAD WILCOX has lived in Ethiopia, Chile, and New Zealand; he and his family now make their home amid the Rocky Mountains. Brad taught sixth grade before obtaining his PhD in education from the University of Wyoming.
His contributions as an author and teacher have been honored by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and his work has appeared in Guideposts magazine andReader’s Digest. He once served as a member of the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America and has addressed thousands of youth and adults across the United State, Europe, Australia, and Japan. He and his wife, Debi, are the parents of four children.

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