The Memory of You by Catherine West #giveaway

Disclosure: I received this book through the book tour; post contains affiliate links and I may earn a commission if you make a purchase. Opinions shared are mine.

Remember when the world of chick flicks was rocked by Under the Tuscan Sun? Here’s a similar story of hope, the one that reminds us of the power we all hold within our girlish hearts.  The Memory of You by Catherine West features a smart but broken Natalie who stands at the crossroads of her privileged life.

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Night Night book series at Family Night – Ovation Brands Restaurants #giveaway

I’ve been blessed to partner with many wonderful companies in my 7 years of blogging.  Being a Tommy Nelson mommy blogger opened my eyes to the wonderful world of faith-based books for little ones.  While Ryan’s has always been a favorite restaurant of ours (even before the kids), it’s at the top of our list since I’ve worked on many campaigns with Ovation Brands.  What a thrill to share the newest Family Night promotion with you — this time, it includes BOTH of these fabulous brands!  As always, opinions shared here are mine, and I received product/gifts for posting.

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Unique Jewelry – oNecklace bracelets & Green Tree earrings #giveaway US/CAN ends 8/10

I’m not the type of person to spend mountains of money on precious jewels. Sure, sparkles and shine make me smile. I just prefer unique jewelry that doesn’t cost a fortune. When oNecklace reached out to work together again, I was thrilled to get to choose 2 beautiful items from their new collection. Of course, opinions shared here are mine, and not impacted by the fact that I received free products.  I selected the Angel Wing Bracelet in rose gold and the silver bead bracelet with my initial “D.

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On-Trend Denim to Start School #Crazy8Denim Paypal #giveaway

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It was a February afternoon when my son reminded me about the night’s choral performance at school.  No problem, I said.  Since we didn’t have time to run home before the concert, I’d packed a bag with his required clothes — a solid color shirt and denim jeans.  We stopped at a restaurant to eat supper and I sent him to the bathroom to change into his outfit.  Except there was a big problem — his clothes were too small!   [Read more…]

Back to School clothes #KidGoals #Gymboreestyle

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It’s hard to believe that my summer break is almost over!  Somehow those weeks just flew by.  This year we went shopping for school supplies in mid-July to avoid the rush.  My next step? Check out Gymboree’s Back to School Collection for great deals.  I like to shop online for the kids’ school clothes, since I can do that from home. [Read more…]

The Battles of Tolkien book makes a lovely gift for LOTR fans

Disclosure: Thanks to Thunder Bay Press for sending me a copy of The Battles of Tolkien. Opinions shared are mine.

In the early years of our marriage, the hubby and I went to see all of the Lord of the Rings movies together.  The story was so incredible that I read the books, too.  They were hard to push through. The descriptive prose was too much for me at some points.   My fascination with the world of Middle Earth came from the way I imagined Tolkien’s stories.  If you know a Lord of the Rings fan, consider gifting the beautiful Battles of Tolkien book. 

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Blight by Alexandra Duncan book tour #giveaway

Favorite moments of summer:  Being still long enough for my cat to take a nap on my lap. Soft blankets.  Great books.  Working in my garden.

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Chocolate Covered Cheesecake – camping style! #giveaway

Now that we’ve had two great camping trip with our new travel trailer, it’s time for me to share some of our experiences. I hope some of you will get to enjoy camping in the northeast Tennessee area, where we have beautiful mountains and stunning sunsets! My son cheerfully declared, “Everything tastes better at the camper!” and I think he’s right. We’ve had fun finding ways to create delicious meals and snacks with the simple ingredients our camper pantry holds. We’ve worked with Rigoni in the past to create snacks.  When they offered to send us a fresh jar of dairy-free Nocciolata, I knew we had to share our camper’s chocolate covered cheesecake with you!  [Read more…]

It’s a Dog’s Life Sticker Book #giveaway ends 8/4

Disclosure: I received this book from Parragon Books. Opinions shared are mine.

Our dog is sweet and spoiled.  We treat her like a princess!  Right now, she’s snuggled on her special spot in the camper.  She thinks she is my third child and, to an extent, she’s right.  She’s very pampered.  She doesn’t have a bad life!

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Sustainability Made Simple book + bag #WWHop2017 #giveaway

Unless you’ve been hiding under a moss-covered rock, you have probably tried at least one way to “go green” in the past few years.  Most of us have reached an awareness about reusing items, recycling, and reducing our footprint. Disclosure: I received a Growing a Green Family pack, too. Opinions shared are mine.  In the book Sustainability Made Simple, readers can consider some really do-able action steps to raising an environmentally aware family. [Read more…]