Just Add Watercolor Happy Thoughts #giveaway ends 2/28 Full Hearts Can’t Lose US

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Art has become such an accessible hobby!  With the rise in adult coloring books and similar products, it’s easy to pick up an artistic hobby.  Fox Chapel Publishing has several new craft books releasing in February.  Just Add Watercolor Happy Thoughts is perfect for spring projects! [Read more…]

Calculus of Change + Amazon #giveaway US #MovieNight #rwm

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Movie nights aren’t always in the budget, so I’m grateful that my kids enjoy watching at home nearly as much!  In the debut novel The Calculus of Change by Jessie Hilb, main character Aden is my kind of girl.  When she and her friend Marissa had a movie night together and decided between Love Actually and Bridget Jones’s Diary, I did a fist pump.  Colin Firth….Good taste, girls!

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The Nephilim Virus by @johntprather #giveaway ends 2/27 US

Disclosure: I received a free copy of the book via the blog tour. Opinions shared are mine.


Ahhh, romance.  It’s in the air during these February days, isn’t it?  Lucky for those of us who read, we get to enjoy romance all year ’round! Some of you might be the type that look for singing woodland creatures, sprinkles of fairy dust, or even Cupid’s arrow whizzing by……that type of romance.  My kind of romance, though, comes with a strong story and a serious twisty turny plot.  The romance just serves as a positive theme within a dark and tortured world.  The Nephilim Virus wouldn’t be considered a typical “romance” novel, but for those of you who enjoy a wild story with a touch of romance on the side, this is it!

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Fun and Friendly Calligraphy for Kids: A Hands-On Guide to Creative Lettering US #giveaway ends 2/20

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How many times in the past week did you need to handwrite something? Did you write a note to your child’s teacher, perhaps, or maybe jot a few items on a grocery list?   Technology is ever-changing, but the tradition of a written language — actual handwritten words — is one of the markers of civilization.  For our culture, though, handwriting is slowly becoming a lost art.

 

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Parragon Activities for when it’s cold outside US #Giveaway ends 2/25

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The Farmer’s Almanac is bookmarked on my computer; I’m always checking to see when our next snowfall might arrive!  When it’s cold outside, though, we need to have some fun things inside to keep the kids occupied.  These Parragon activities and books are sure to engage the little ones in your life for at least a few minutes. These items make a sweet gift for a faraway friend or loved one, too.

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This Story Is for You by Greg Pizzoli – US #giveaway ends

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When people ask me how I taught” my kids how to love books, the answer is simple.  I love the kids by reading with them….A LOT.  We make reading part of our lives, and they had choices about what we read.  My son prefers Star Wars audiobooks and my daughter devours young adult series books.  As younger children, they typically selected stories about friendship and love.  This Story Is for You by Greg Pizzoli (from Disney publishing, available April 2018) is a great example of a book that my kids would have wanted to read again and again. [Read more…]

Your One and Only by Adrianne Finlay book review #giveaway 3 winners US

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My husband is a really sweet guy, and he loves me “a really lot” as my kids used to say.  The poor man does not understand me, though, when it comes to books.  So when the book Your One & Only arrived in the mail and I shrieked like a banshee, I got The Look of WhatInTheWorld.  Lucky for me, YOU know how exciting that is!   [Read more…]

Disney Tangled The Dreamer in Me Secret Journal #giveaway US ends 2/15

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Creativity is a muscle that must be exercised.  When you were little, did you love to express yourself through your writing and doodles?  I sure did!  The Disney Tangled Dreamer in Me secret journal from Parragon is the perfect platform for such fancy thoughts!  [Read more…]

The Melody of the Soul by Liz Tolsma Blog Tour, Giveaway, and Facebook Live

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Historical fiction is my go-to genre. I love learning a little something more each time I read, and Liz Tolsma always provides an excellent view of life during a wartime era.  Of all the Liz Tolsma books I’ve read, The Melody of the Soul is my favorite.   [Read more…]

$350 January Cash #Giveaway Event ends 1/31 – open WW INT

One of my favorite Dave Ramsey tips is this common sense information…. Christmas comes at the same time every year. It’s always December 25.  Theoretically, it should be easy to plan (budget) for that, right?  My husband and I need to go through the Financial Peace workbook again because we have fallen by the wayside.  It would be so nice to start the new year with extra cash in our pockets!  What do you think about winning $350 in the January Cash giveaway?


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