Archives for November 2016

National Geographic Kids Books make great gifts!

Disclosure: I received these books for the holiday gift guide. Post contains affiliate links; opinions shared are mine.

National Geographic Books #giveaway

The week before Thanksgiving, our school hosted a book fair in the library.  It was wonderful to see my students get so excited about reading.  My students keep their own TBR lists (to-be-read) in their reader/writer journals. Many added titles like these National Geographic kids books on their TBR lists.  Why not consider some of these for the holiday gift list.  Whether you’re shopping for the kids, their teachers, or a holiday angel, you’re sure to hit the target with these.

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Zero calorie stocking stuffer treats – Trust My Heart, Pixie Scents

Disclosure: I received these products to sample. Opinions shared are mine.

Chocolate might be on Santa’s list, but many of us look for zero calorie stocking stuffer treats.  Consider these goodies for guilt-free indulgence!

Pixie Scents

We just returned from a family trip to Disney World.  On one chilly evening, my son passed a popcorn cart and couldn’t stop thinking about it.  After he asked for some “buttery popcorn” the third time, we had to stop at the cart and get some! [Read more…]

Try Sun Basket with 4 FREE meals! Cyber Monday extended

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Have you seen the ads for mail-order meals but wasn’t sure which one to try? Sun Basket is making it so easy for you with 4 free meals in their extended Cyber Monday sale. I’ve been drooling over these Sun Basket menu for weeks, and finally was able to select a few to try from the current meal choices. What would YOU choose? [Read more…]

What would you do with an extra $250 Holiday Cash? WW #giveaway

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Are you getting set up for a Happy Thanksgiving? Putting a feast on the table seems to get more expensive every year. I’m sure you could use a little extra holiday cash! You’re in luck. We’re bringing you a Shopping Spree Cash giveaway where you have the option of choosing between $250 PayPal Cash OR an Amazon E-Gift Card! Entering on my link is simple – just leave a comment on any post where you haven’t already commented. This event was organized by The Kids Did It & The Mommy Island and sponsored by the awesome bloggers, authors, and Etsy shop owners listed below! [Read more…]

Eyes of Autumn blog tour #paranormalromance #mystery #giveaway @CynthiaHWise @candacemom2two


Disclosure: This event was organized by CBB Book Promotions. Opinions shared are mine.

When someone mentions paranormal romance, do your ears perk up? The cover of Eyes of Autumn might look spooky, but it’s more of a mysterious adventure. It reminds me of the romantic tension of Twilight. Marcus Hillyerd’s bold confidence was a little much, but it suited his character.

I didn’t realize that this was book 2 in a series. It did not impact my enjoyment of the novel. [Read more…]

Personalogy game makes a fun stocking stuffer

Disclosure: Personalogy sent me this product. Post contains affiliate links; opinions shared are mine.

A few months ago while we were on vacation, I found a Harry Potter version of Trivial Pursuit.  Our family had So.Much.Fun. playing that game! We went through all the cards over the next few weeks.  Everyone could play, which was part of the fun.  We never put it on a board with pieces or anything — we just asked the questions out loud.  Sometimes we kept score, other times we just burned time by going through the cards.  When I had the chance to check out Personalogy, I knew it would be a hit with our family! This game would make a wonderful stocking stuffer.
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Meru Lite-Gear Yoga Mat Sling makes a great teen gift

Disclosure: Post contains affiliate links; we received this product from Meru. Opinions shared are mine.

Our family wants to join a local gym as part of our Christmas present this year.  Since I used to love doing Pilates before my children came along, I would love to pick up yoga or Piloxing.  It looks like the Meru Lite-Gear Yoga Mat Sling could definitely come in handy in the new year!  [Read more…]

Sweet holiday memories of the outdoors with Petronics

Disclosure: I received this product free or deeply discounted in exchange for my honest and unbiased review; post contains affiliate links. Opinions shared are mine.

Cutie dog!

Yes, this face looks cute — but he can be a terror!  When my mom’s little Chibby runs out of the yard, he can go for miles.  Like a heat seeking missile, he can find the tiniest nook in which to crawl.  My mom has to budget some cushion time before work just in case runs out of the door when she tries to leave. Imagine the sweet holiday memories she could make by using the Petronics remote collar with her sweetie dog.  Instead of running after him, they could play in the yard together without her worrying that he’ll run away.  What a relief!  [Read more…]

Gratitude Giveaway – Christmas Letters from God US

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.
Christmas Love Letters from God #Giveaway - enter at

Sometimes it’s easy to forget the magic of the holidays. Amidst all the tinsel tossing and ribbon tearing, even the jingle of sleigh bells can be drowned out. If you are longing for a new way to bring a sense of wonder to your little one’s Christmas, consider getting the book Christmas Love Letters From God[Read more…]

When Jesus was a Green-Eyed Brunette by Max Davis #FlyBy #JesusGreenEyedBrunette US

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 received a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. 

#FlyBy #JesusGreenEyedBrunette #giveaway

The moral of the story is, book titles matter.

Okay, that’s not the moral of the story.  It could be, though.  When I saw that title, I couldn’t help but wonder, “Whaaaa?”  Tongue-in-cheek title aside, When Jesus was a Green-Eyed Brunette by Max Davis has a fresh, spontaneous approach to what it means to be in the world but not of the world.

Here’s a little secret for you – my copy of the book hasn’t arrived yet.  I couldn’t wait, so I sneak-peeked to find out what to expect.  It reminds me a lot of a fine-tuned Chicken Soup for the Soul.  Whispers of God call all around us; if you’ve been too busy to listen, read a story or two from the book. You’ll have your eyes and ears open for God’s message! I’ll add a more complete review once I get to read my copy.

One lucky US reader will win a copy of the book, thanks to FlyBy. Open to US readers ages 18+. Void where prohibited by law.  Note specific sponsor guidelines:  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, 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.