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Im a Stay at home mother of 6 children. Myrissa is age 20, Jacub is 18, Victorea is 16, Whitnee is 12, Kirk is 9 and Alivia is 4. We are also getting ready to adopt again! Our sweet new girl is Jessica and is 17!Our newest household addition is Lexee, she is 2 years old. We also have quite a few kids who call us Mom and Dad. My husband is studying for the ministry. We are a very busy family. I want to make sure all you other busy moms, dads, ladies and gents out there get the deals I do. If you would like me to do a review and or giveaway, I'd be happy to share your product with my readers. Contact me for more information. fivelilbassintow@yahoo.com (Please note that most of my email replies go to spam folders so if you contact me and don't hear back, this could be why, please check your spam folder for my reply) You should also check out my co bloggers, if you have a chance. Nicole does book reviews and Jeffrey does outdoor related review, fishing, camping and outdoors.
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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Same Kind of Different As Me book




This book actually was close to home.

We keep a homeless bag in our van of can goods and snacks that we can hand out to homeless people we see. There are so many. Sometimes they are asking for more than just food but we try to help feed them. We almost always tell them to have a blessed day. God fed the masses on bread and fish. I also feel that this is teaching my kids that some people don't have the same things that they do. I believe it helps with compassion and love.

I will brag on 1 of my kids, they tend to find people that look down or have possibly had a bad day. She then pays for their food or drink. She doesn't wait for a thank you just tells the order taker to tell them to have a good day. My kids may not have everything they want but they do know that there are people out there that don't even have that.

This book is about a little "cotton picker". His family works for another family. The father of the cotton farm told him that if he worked really hard he could earn a brand new bike. He was so excited when he earned that bike. One day he saw a train and wondered where the train went. He then hopped on. When arriving at his destination, he did not have a job, money or a place to live. He became quite jaded as to life. But along came a wonderful lady. At one point he thought she might be an angel. She introduced him to God. She taught him to read.

One part of the story shows how things had changed for him.

" Miss. Debbie was different from anybody I had ever met. But I finally figured out that she was the same kind of different as me."

Remember YOU CAN HELP SOMEBODY TOO

I would love to hear your stories, if you have one, of people showing their love for you!


You can purchase this book from Amazon for $9.82

https://www.amazon.com/Same-Kind-Different-As-Kids/dp/0718091795/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1495744191&sr=8-5&keywords=same+kind+of+different+as+me+book

or from Thomas Nelson for $14.99

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Brave Girls 365 Devotionals


So I love this set of books and devos. Join Hope, Glory, Faith, Honor and Gracie. These 5 girls have such cute stories. They have a couple books that actually tell their stories vs just devotionals.

This Devotional with show kids that "even when struggles are big, He is bigger"

I am including todays Devo page as an example.


I am not a very brave person. I tend to hide behind my husband. But I have tried raising strong girls. I sometimes envy women I see with lots of bravery. I love Ruth and Esther's stories. Brave Girls shows you so many strong and brave women of the Bible. Some you might know and well, some you may not. But all the stories are written in a way that it is like the women are telling you their stories. This book is very easy to follow and great Mommy/daughter time.

Meet Hope
Ready for a game of football? Yeah, I know I’m a girl. And girls aren’t supposed to play football, right? Well, you haven’t seen me with my brothers. Every Saturday afternoon we’re out in the yard playing flag football with our neighbors. And if it isn’t football, it’s soccer or softball. We even have a volleyball net! I guess that’s one advantage to living on a farm outside of town—plenty of room to play hard.I actually have a girly side to me that likes to dress up and be pretty and all that stuff. But give me a pair of broken-in jeans, a T-shirt, and a good group of friends, and I’m happier than a homecoming queen.I guess you could say nothing in my life is all that fancy. Farm life just isn’t that way. But I have a terrific family. I’m the oldest, and my two younger brothers are twins my parents adopted from the Ukraine when they were two years old. I love those guys, even though they bother me sometimes. We all work together around the farm and around our church. We help out with the local charity too because we can’t get over how good God has been to us. And sharing His hope with others? Well, it beats football any day.I do admit that I have a challenge I don’t like to talk about—reading. I do okay in school for the most part. But when I read, the letters get mixed up, and sometimes it looks like another language to me. They call it dyslexia. I call it embarrassing. But I do my best to remember that God can help me tackle this challenge. And He’s where I’m learning to put my—you guessed it—hope!


Meet Glory
If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be? I’m kind of torn. Half of me would want to be on a high mountain somewhere, enjoying a beautiful sunset. Or maybe the beach, look-ing out across the sparkling waters. But the other half of me would be just as wonderstruck walking down the streets of New York City with my mom and sisters, shopping for all the latest fashions! I mean, you can never have enough boots, right? Or scarves and earrings and nail polish to match? Yes, I know it might sound weird, but there is a common thread to everything I love: beauty! I love beauty wherever I see it. In this awesome world God created, in a gorgeous dress in a store window, and in the great hugs I get from my friends. I think God’s beauty is everywhere—you just have to look for it.Lately, I’ve had to look a little harder. Life at home wasn’t so pretty, and just last summer my parents got divorced. For a while, I got really mad at God and forgot about the good in the world. But then my friends from the youth group started writing me encouraging notes and inviting me over. Their love and friendship was, well, beautiful—and it got me noticing all the other amazing ways God shows His love to me. I’ve started to see how God can take even the ugly, hard things in life and turn them into something good. I’m working on forgiving my parents and praying that God will use me to encourage other girls like me. You know, God can take even the messiest of situations and use them for His glory!

Meet Honor

My friends say that wherever there’s a challenge, I’m the one to take it! Maybe that’s why I always pick up stray animals and bring them home. I love to care for my furry friends and figure out how to make them better. I’m always going to the library to find new books to help me in my animal rescue mission! In fact, I love to read books in general. Last summer I started volunteering at the library so that I could help other kids learn to love books too.But my biggest challenge lately hasn’t been at the library or with my five pets. It’s been at school. Studying has always been easy for me, and I was thrilled when the principal said I could skip a grade. But I had a really hard time fitting in with the older kids. They didn’t seem impressed with my intelligence, so at first I tried dressing and talking more like they did, even though I knew it didn’t honor God. That didn’t work either.I just ended up feeling guilty and more out-of-place than ever. Turns out they weren’t the kind of friends I needed anyway. It’s a good thing God has given me an awesome youth group. My leader and friends there have helped me remember who God says I am.So who am I, really? You could say I’m God’s girl, even though I don’t always act like it. But I am learning how to honor Him more. And one day I hope to take all the abilities God has given me and use them, maybe to become a veterinarian or zoologist or something. Whatever I do, though, one thing’s for sure: I want it all to honor God.

Meet Gracie

Let’s just say it’s all by God’s grace that I’m here. And I’m not just saying that because of my name. If it had been left up to me, I’d still be in my old home-town of Perkasie, Pennsylvania. We’re talking beautiful green hills and parks on every street corner. I was born there, and I knew everybody (and everybody knew me) . . . And then we moved. I thought life was over. I wanted my old friends and old world back, and I was pretty stubborn and loud about it.In my hometown, my family and I didn’t talk about God much. But once we moved here, we started going to this church, and there were some girls in the youth group who were . . . nice. More than nice, really. They were cool. They liked to do fun stuff and all, but they also weren’t afraid to talk about things that matter—like what we’re supposed to do with our lives. I used to ask myself that question sometimes, like when I was walking through the woods by my house or listening to my music. These girls were able to show me the answer in the Bible. I always knew there had to be a God who made all those beautiful things. Now I’m beginning to know who He is, thanks to God Himself, those girls, my church, and, yes, even my parents who moved me here. Wanna know something else kind of funny? The only time I ever sang back in Pennsylvania was in my shower at home. I loved it, but I was afraid to sing in public. Now I’m in the choir at church, and I’m singing about God to anybody who’ll listen!

And last meet Faith

Have you ever known anybody who is homes-chooled? If you haven’t, now you do! My sister and I have been homeschooled all our lives. I miss my friends, but I still love learning at home because I have more time—to finish my work, to hang out, and to think. I’ve even used that time to start reading the Bible on my own because I really want to make God happy.But to tell the truth, I tend to try to please more than just God. I want everyone to like what I do, which has made me quite a perfectionist. Even though my name is Faith, I think a better name right now would be “Worry” because I’m always worried that I’m going to disappoint someone, including myself. The only time I get away from those thoughts is when I’m painting, my favorite hobby. Fortunately, I find lots of time for that, which is starting to pay off. I’ve been asked to help the younger kids with their art projects at camp this year, and I’ve even won some local art contests!The girls in the youth group are helping me too, and I love spending time with them. They remind me that God already knows all about my mess ups and sins but loves me anyway. I guess I’m learning that my faith is not a bunch of “dos and don’ts.” It’s about a relationship with God, who knows the real me, and He is working on me to make me more like Him. That’s what real faith is all about—believing that God loves me, forgives me, and sees me as His very own work of art, no matter what!


You can purchase these books from Amazon or from Thomas Nelson.

This book can be purchased from Amazon for $11.13

https://www.amazon.com/Brave-365-Day-Devotional-Thomas-Nelson/dp/0718089766/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1495740915&sr=8-1&keywords=brave+girls+365-day+devotional

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Noah Noah What Do You See book


Children learn from things being said over and over again. With rhyming words, it makes the words almost like a song.

I don't know about your kids but mine will have me read books over and over again. By the time I have read the book 3 times, or so, I almost sing the words. The kids get a huge kick out of that.

I have heard that this book is like a book called Brown Bear, Brown Bear what do you see? I haven't heard of this book but if you know the rhymes from this book, I heard that is how Noah Noah What Do You See is like.

"Noah, Noah, what do you see? I see animals in the ark with me.
Moses sees the Red Sea part. Daniel sees lions in the den. Mary sees baby Jesus smiling at her. Noah, Noah, What Do You See?
introduces little ones to favorite Bible heroes from the Old and New Testaments."


You can purchase this book from Thomas Nelson for $7.99

http://store.faithgateway.com/noah-noah-what-do-you-see

You can also purchase this book from amazon for $5.58

https://www.amazon.com/Noah-What-Do-You-See/dp/0718089499/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1495726512&sr=8-1&keywords=Noah+Noah+what+do+you+see

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Read and Share Look I'm Reading Bible Storybook




This book is filled with larger scripted words, that are easier to read. Each story comes with 3 words up top that explain a picture. For example jail-shows a picture of a man behind bars. Then as the story goes along, there is a picture of a man behind bars and you are supposed to read jail.


Each page is new story. Tells the Bible stories in shorter form. Easy to keep your child focused. For someone who has a child who can't read alone, due to severe dyslexia, this book is great. Plus our 4 year old has a short attention span.

"Read and Share Look, I'm Reading! Bible Storybook will encourage a love for God's Word as your children discover the joy of reading."

You can purchase this book through Amazon.com for $9.33

https://www.amazon.com/Read-Share-Reading-Bible-Storybook/dp/0718088697/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1493306532&sr=8-1&keywords=read+and+share+look+i%27m+reading+bible+storybook


or through Thomas Nelson.com for $12.99

http://www.thomasnelson.com/read-and-share-look-i-m-reading-bible-storybook



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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Happy, Happy, Happy Stories for Kids Book by Korie Robertson and Chrys Howard





I absolutely love the Duck Commanders. I love what their family stands for. They are a rustic family with good Christian beliefs. If you have ever watched their show, you know that to them, family is everything. They live close to each other and have many family get togethers.

My daughter and I went to Winter Jam, a Christian concert. Sadie happened to be the key note speaker. Her story on David and Goliath, the big guy, was amazing. She had such passion for God. She said when she was approached to speak at Winter Jam, she first thought was no. But then her mother talked to her and she was able to see what God had wanted to lead her to do. As a parent of 7 children, I know that sometimes as parents, we have certain words or knowledge that these kids don't have. We are here to lead them in the path that God has set forth for them. Anyway, her sermon was amazing. This family has set a great example and is leading these children in the right path.

This book has some great short stories for your children to read or have read to them.


The intro to this book says:

"This book is dedicated to the children in our family who continually teach us that life is an adventure worth living, that love is always the right answer, and that God truly can do more than we ask or imagine
".

This hard cover book has regular paper pages. Each story has a scripture at the beginning and then the cute story. The pictures are so very child friendly.

At the end of each story is a "Lets talk about it" section. Has a couple questions for your child about the cute story. Great for children to learn and follow.

I recommend this story to every parent. This family is amazing and is so relatable. Now this is my opinion. I just happened to love this family!


You can purchase this book through Thomas Nelson for $16.99

http://www.thomasnelson.com/duck-commander-happy-happy-happy-stories-for-kids

or from Amazon for $11.55

https://www.amazon.com/Duck-Commander-Happy-Stories-Kids/dp/0718086279/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1493221348&sr=8-1&keywords=happy+happy+happy+stories+for+kids


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Monday, April 24, 2017

Holy Bible Jesus Calling


This is such a cute little Bible.

This Bible has a hard cover and regular book pages. This Bible would be great for 2-4th graders. My son, who is in 3rd grade, understood the way the stories were told. He does have severe dyslexia but still followed as we read to him.

The pictures were bright and perfect for each example.

I would totally recommend this book as a gift. Great to help your child learn, early, the things that God has in store for us. How much He loves all His children.

You can purchase from the Thomas Nelson website for $29.99

http://www.thomasnelson.com/icb-jesus-callingr-bible-for-children-1


You can purchase this Bible from Amazon for $18.89

https://www.amazon.com/ICB-Jesus-Calling-Bible-Children/dp/0718088980/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1493074895&sr=8-14&keywords=international+childrens+bible


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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Liked by Kari Kampakis




Every girl or boy, growing up, wants to be liked. Am I right? With every changing year, it gets harder.

Back when I was younger, we had slam books and such like that. We didn't have social media. Even now, as an adult, I watch for the people to like on my posts. As a blogger, I want people to follow my page. When my numbers fall, I take it personally. What did I do wrong? Did I not have enough giveaways? Did they not like my opinion?

I try so hard to give my kids the positive attention that they need. I try to remind them every day how much I love them and am proud of them. But, as most parents know, children don't always hear what parent say. But they hear their friends. " hey, are you really going to eat all that"? Makes a girl wonder if she is getting fat. It's that sort of input that makes our kids question themselves.

"For anyone tire of the quest to impress and ready to rest in God's unconditional love...Liked is the answer".



Liked reads like a devotional. Even as an adult this is a good read. But I recommend this book for any teen girl who is struggling. Kari does a great job is helping with the positive.

You can find this book at Amazon for $8.31

https://www.amazon.com/Liked-Whose-Approval-Are-Living/dp/0718087232/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1488653825&sr=1-1&keywords=liked+by+kari+kampakis

or from ThomasNelson.com $14.99

http://www.thomasnelson.com/liked





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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind by Dana K. White





As a full time mom with a household of 12, my stress level and feeling of losing my mind, is a daily occurrence. I am also an introvert which doesn't help. I avoid Parent Teacher conferences for the older kids. (I have really good kids so this isn't a big thing)

My kids all have chores and yet I find myself, daily, wondering where in the heck this mess came from. I have friends, who also have kids, that I wonder if their kids move. Their houses are immaculate and yet apologize for the mess. I usually chuckle and say "what mess". But then I feel like my house looks like the local dump! I trip out whenever someone shows up unannounced. No one shows up, when the house is clean....

With all this said, YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

In 2009, after years of feeling like a failure because traditional organizing advice didn't work for her, Dana started on what she now calls her deslobification journey. She chronicled her struggles, successes and failures on her wildly popular blob. A Slob Comes Clean, as she learned what it takes to bring a home out of disaster status.


She helps to

1. find exactly where to start to get your mess tamed

2. How to obtain your quest for a manageable home

3. practical types that normal people can follow

4. What habits to keep and which ones to pitch

Why not start your self loving and your quest for a manageable house? I may take time but it can be obtained. Why not start your journey with me?

You can purchase this book for $9.27

https://www.amazon.com/Manage-Your-Home-Without-Losing/dp/0718079957/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1488316577&sr=1-1&keywords=how+to+manage+your+home+without+losing+your+mind

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Airship Genesis Kids Study Bible




As parents, it is our job to make sure that our children learn about Christ. Giving them the right tools is one of the right steps. A Bible is like a well fitting shoe. If you don't have the Bible, right for you, it could really impede your studies. I love the Amplified Bible. It explains everything in lots of details. My husband, however, loves the King James. You may go through a couple Bibles to find the right fit.

I think for a Kids Study Bible this might be the Bible to get first. This Bible is sturdy and the honeycomb design has raised patterns. I LOVE how this Bible is made. The Bible is made with missions. 66 which explore the main themes and purposes of each book in the Bible. Most kids love missions and searching for things. I believe your child might love to go through this Bible and see what they can find.

Would be great for ages 7-11

You can purchase this Bible for $20.99

http://store.faithgateway.com/airship-genesis-kids-study-bible

Dr. David Jeremiah's first Bible for children ages 7 to 11, The Airship Genesis NKJV Study Bible includes hundreds of engaging study features in a cool futuristic design. The Airship Genesis brand also includes a monthly audio series on DavidJeremiah.org and website with extensive content for kids.



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Thursday, December 1, 2016

One Small Donkey Board Book

What is your favorite holiday? There are so many to choose from. However, mine is Christmas. Because of Christ sending us His son, we have a reason for living. We have a reason to celebrate! Every year, before we open gifts, we read the story of Jesus birth. Such an amazing story.

When you open this cute little book, you get to follow this One Small Donkey on his special mission on the eve of Jesus birth. 


I love the moral if this story. "even the littlest ones can do big things for God". 


This will be a great story to read with your children. 

$14.99 @ www.thomasnelson.com



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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Moodsters Feeling Notebook and Feelings Crayons





I have a little girl with Sensory Integration (processing) Disorder. (SPD) She is in Occupational Therapy and a couple other therapies. One of them is talking about her feelings. She asks me, everyday, after school if I am happy. Then we go through the conversation about happy and sad. What makes us happy and what makes us sad or angry. I love this little booklet and crayons. At 3, feelings are so hard to express. With this Moodster book, she can point to the colors. (which she only knows purple so this also helps with colors) She can pick the one that fits her mood and we can talk about it. I believe this would be great for children with Autism! I think that this book will help your child or the child you know, express themselves.

There are 5 Moodsters. Quigly is afraid. Lolly is loving. Coz is happy. Snorf is sad. Razzy is angry.

Some little games you can play with your kids and watch how they react are:

During a playdate, have the kids draw pictures of how they are feeling, then talk about their drawings.

When your child seems angry or frustrated, suggest they use the Moodsters Feelings Notebook and Feelings Crayons to draw a picture to show why he or she is upset. Talk about how keeping upset feelings inside can cause all kinds of aches and pains!

There are 2 other Moodsters books for you to check out.

Meet the Moodsters. This book looks like it comes with a flashlight.

The Scary Sleepover. Looks like it comes with a mood thermometer.

You should really check them out at www.themoodsters.com

I fully put my Heaven Sent Six stamp of approval on this set! I was sent this sent in exchange for my honest review. All views and comments are my own.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Night Night Farm Board Book




I sort of like night time books. Not that most books aren't night time books, but....

My favorite time of the day is snuggle time with my youngest. She asks me questions and snuggles and we almost always read a book. I try to keep her bringing the Tommy Nelson books. Not only are they smaller, but they are on her level. Plus they get her in the "mood" to say her prayers and relax.

The Night Night Farm Board Book is cardboard and sturdy for those little hands to hold. Each page has cute little farm animals that tell the rhyming story. When I read to her, my voice always goes to the sing song sound of the rhyming books.
I think our favorites were the bath time pigs! This book also helps your child learn the sounds that the farm animals make.

You can purchase this cute board book from the gateway for $7.19

http://store.faithgateway.com/night-night-farm?spMailingID=52048053&spUserID=NTcwOTU0NDc2MTkS1&spJobID=982136959&spReportId=OTgyMTM2OTU5S0

or from Amazon for $6.01


https://www.amazon.com/Night-Farm-Amy-Parker/dp/071808831X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1474050255&sr=8-1&keywords=night+night+farm



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Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Ultimate Book of Dad Jokes



In my house, I am the one without a sense of humor. When I make a joke, I am the only one who laughs. I have totally resigned myself to that. If my family laughs at the same time that I do, it's because I laughed.

This book was full of super funny jokes.

I have a bread allergy. One of the funny jokes to me was:

"Anyone with a wheat allergy who routinely eats pasta is just a gluten for punishment". I laughed pretty hardy at this joke!

This book has over 1,001 Punny jokes.

I think that your Dad would love this book. I know my husband did.

Just a little story....

The day that my husband and I met. I was working at Perkins and was really busy. Well, in walks this man. He follows me around the kitchen and back area. I'm thinking ok this guy is weird. He is telling everyone that he was in the military and just got back. I guess he came in to find out his schedule now that he was back. Anyway, one of the first things he said to me was a joke. He says " do you want to hear a joke"? I said "yes" and he says " A horse walked into a bar and the bartender says why such the long face"....I laughed and guess what? We are one 22 years of marriage. I guess that jokes really are something that attracts people.

Does your dad love jokes? I totally recommend this joke book for him!

You can find this book to purchase from Amazon for $9.69

https://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Book-Dad-Jokes-Telling/dp/1612435564/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1473985794&sr=1-1&keywords=the+ultimate+book+of+dad+jokes

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The Identity of Angiarts- Book






This book was definitely different than most books that I have read or reviewed. I love Sci-fi and books of that nature.

This book included, genies, sorcerers, leprechauns and more. It was definitely a book with action in it. You follow princess Angilika. This is her journey is finding her true being. It was a story of mystical proportions.

INTRODUCING !! A perpetually adventurous muse on a mission to inspire the cultural history of the City Beautiful! The Identity of "AngiArts" is a modern-day legend that stages the fictitious life and identity transformation of a 21st century comic-book-style cartoon character for the Arts. I created this identity with the sole intention to rally and promote the arts and culture movement in downtown Orlando. The story narrates her fairy-tale life before the reality of her current presence-where she came from and how she got here; who she is today and why she landed in downtown Orlando. But what is this book really about? It's about a lot of things at once! It's about a soulful revelation in my life to reinvent myself; It's about a little farm girl from Miami who tells the story of her childhood dreams in fairy-tale format; It's about imagining something very original. Yet, I was totally inspired by all the great artistic icons of the second millennium, like Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and even the great American icons like Norman Rockwell and Charles M. Schulz. But really...it's all about making art happen in my community the "AngiArts" way. This Letterbook Story you hold in your hands was written to be read while relaxing on a picnic blanket on the shores of the beautiful Lake Eola. It stages an interactive, literary theatre experience like no other. After a brief adventure through literary fantasy, art sculpture lovers, letterboxing enthusiasts, and other literary adventurers are instructed to follow the monument map at the end of the story. Your mission is to ponder a moment of soulful self-prophecy, while embarking on a personal quest for artistic inspiration. Letterboxers, seek the letterbox treasure cache hidden somewhere at the "AA" landing sight. "Presto!" You're there! Don't forget to bring your logbooks. And, "Leave No Trace." You are standing at the Monument for Artistic Inspiration. The Identity of "AngiArts" is the result of a personal, inner-thought process that has possessed me to react with such intensity. It dramatizes a "heart-quakin' and a soul-shakin' adventure," delving deeply into the fantasy of my dreams, but resurfacing its way upward...right back into my present life...turning full circle to portray my unique "Walking Works of Art" creations to you. "I hope you have just as much fun and inspiration reading this book as I did writing it!

You can purchase this book from Amazon for $33.99

https://www.amazon.com/Identity-Angiarts-Angi-Perretti/dp/1504977122/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1473976949&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Identity+of+the+angiarts

For more information please look into http://www.angiarts.com

I was sent this book in exchange for my honest review.

That's Not The Monster We Ordered- Children's Book


I have done a couple reviews from this author. I have loved them all. The latest one was My Grandpa is a Dinosaur. All these books are by Sky Pony Press company.

My littlest loved this book. I made the monster noises, to make it exciting.

The little boy in the book, has a friend who gets his very own monster. Everyone is so jealous. This monster can do so much cool stuff. He could yell louder than a pet lion. He could go down the stairs better than a slinky. He could carry the whole class home on his shoulders.

The little boy finally convinced his mom and dad to get one. So they ordered the best monster they could. The loudest, fastest, grass-eating and time-travelingest monster they could. But when they received their monster...it wasn't what they thought they had ordered. No one was impressed. He was more of a practical joker. What you order and what you receive might not be the item you wanted BUT that monster might be just the monster you need.

There are great morals to this for us all....

Sky Pony Press has quite a few really cool children's books. www.skyponypress.com

You should check them out.

Richard Fairgray, the author, has been publishing since he was 7 years old! He lives in New Zealand.

Terry Jones has done a lot of works with the author. Including the books I have reviewed.

You can get That's Not The Monster We Ordered for around $16.99 for hardcover. You can also purchase for the ebook.
Great for ages 3-6

Don't forget to also look for Gorillas in our Midst $16.99 and My Grandpa is a Dinosaur $16.99

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Good Good Father -Children's Book




I absolutely love the song Good Good Father by Chris Tomlin I could listen to it over and over again.

I was excited when I found out that I was going to get to review the new kids book. It has not been released yet.


This book will be released on October 4th, 2016. You can preorder it from Amazon for $10.51 for the hardback version or for $6.99 for the Kindle.

https://www.amazon.com/Good-Father-Chris-Tomlin/dp/0718086953/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1473877799&sr=8-2&keywords=good+good+father

You get to follow, little bear, Tucker on his journey. Tucker loved his friends and all his friends needed help. Some friends were sick, some always fighting, some hungry and some couldn't read. Sweet little Tucker wanted to help them all. I knew he could ask the King for help. But he felt he needed to bring the king a gift. What do you bring a King?
Everyone he passed on the way to see the King, told him different items that might make the perfect gift. When Tucker finally got to the castle the King ran to Tucker and told him that he was glad to see him. The King told Tucker he brought the perfect gift. The King went down, with Tucker, back to his friends. The King gave help to everyone who needed it. Tucker finally understood that he was a Good Fathernot just a Good Father but a Good Good Father. Tucker, in the end, asked the King what gift was the perfect gift? The King answered that Tucker was the perfect gift.

God loves us to come to Him. He will protect, teach, give us what we need, make us well and fill our lives with music and laughter but most of all, He loves us like a Good Good Father. What more could we ask for?

I was sent this book in exchange for my honest review. I am so thankful for this opportunity. This book was even a great reminder for myself, as an adult.

Friday, September 2, 2016

One Big Turkey Board Book




Each page of this adorable board book is a new number, counting from 1 to 10. Each with beautifully illustrated fall colors. All the animals are so cute. There are deer, squirrels and, of course, 1 big turkey. My favorite is the last page, which gives thanks.

Thanks to our God,
we pray before we rest.
Food, friends, and family-
goodness, we are blessed!


One Big Turkey is a fully hard board book. The shape of the book, on the right hand side is the shape of a turkeys feathers. Too cute.
The front also has a textured feel to it.


You can purchase this super cute board book from Amazon for $6.15

https://www.amazon.com/One-Turkey-Anne-Vittur-Kennedy/dp/0718087119/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1472828845&sr=1-1&keywords=one+big+turkey

Or
$8.99

http://store.faithgateway.com/one-big-turkey?spMailingID=52048053&spUserID=NTcwOTU0NDc2MTkS1&spJobID=982136959&spReportId=OTgyMTM2OTU5S0




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I was sent this book in exchange for my honest review

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Inkspirations Adult Coloring Books: A Soothing Antidote For A Chaotic World


Deerfield Beach, FL, August 26, 2016 - Just when a sympathetic heart seems like it can't take anymore, reach for something to help quiet the mind and ease the soul. Inkspirations coloring books for adults offer a way to turn off negativity while healing the spirit. Art therapy has long proven its effects as an aid in emotional and mental restoration, and it is not news that coloring as active meditation reduces stress and quiets thoughts. From the original publishers of Chicken Soup for the Soul now comes a line of coloring books ready to encourage, inspire, and help worries fade.

Whether coloring with friends, family, or on your own, it doesn't take much to color your day a little brighter. With moving quotes alongside unique and graceful images, Inkspirations coloring books include a wide array of themes to help express creativity and enjoy therapy through coloring. To start overcoming heartache, releasing tensions, and building positive energy, readers can visit the new Inkspirations website, www.Inkspirations.com.

The website is a reader's portal to a more colorful world, giving a peek at the wide spread of unique pages Inkspirations has to offer, and some highly anticipated releases.

On coloring lists now:

• Inkspirations in the Garden (June 2016)

Anyone blessed with a green thumb knows that a garden is nature's haven, and when properly tended can transform a patch of ground into a place of splendor that abounds with intoxicating colors, scents, and wildlife. Inkspirations in the Garden celebrates gardens in all their glory, from images of delightful cottage gardens to well-manicured rose gardens, from lush tropical gardens to relaxing Zen gardens. The original designs feature exquisite floral patterns to color and customize, plus heartwarming scenes of lovable backyard critters, like ladybugs and bumblebees, and even the squirrels and rabbits who sometimes become our garden nemeses. Inkspirations in the Garden pays homage to those who make weeds into wonders and have been enriched by gardening's lessons about a life well-tended and nurtured. Please visit: http://amzn.to/21nxZQS

• Inkspirations Animal Kingdom (June 2016)

For coloring enthusiasts looking for inspiration, nature provides a dazzling array of colors and patterns – the bold black stripes on a tiger's back, the kaleidoscope of teals in a peacock's plumes, the fiery orange of a fox's coat, or the rainbow of colors in a macaw's feathers. Now you can add your own burst of color with Inkspirations Animal Kingdom, which showcases more than thirty beautifully detailed designs of a menagerie of animals large and small. Paired with inspiring quotes and heartfelt lessons we humans can learn from our animal counterparts, this book will uplift and inspire whether you are an avid colorist or an armchair explorer. For information, please visit: http://amzn.to/1Q6oUen

• Inkspirations for a Happy Heart (June 2016)

Sharing more than 30 original designs to make your own, plus motivating mantras to help you relax, unwind, and greet each day with renewed optimism and creative energy. Whether you're new to coloring or a gel-pen aficionado, you may have already admired the artistic creations of Diane Yi, whose stunning artwork has been shared, pinned, or colored around the world. With Diane's style of intricate details with exquisite flourishes, Inkspirations for a Happy Heart provides a perfect canvas that will inspire you to color your world a little brighter. Please see: http://amzn.to/28G4xLo

● Inkspirations for Cat Lovers (July 2016)

Cats are curious, regal, intelligent, and playful. They oblige us humans by allowing us to share our lives and hearts with them. Inkspirations for Cat Lovers celebrates the magic, mystery, and merriment of cats throughout the seasons, from Siamese to the Sphinx, Abyssinians to Persians, Maine Coons to calicos, and more. From long-haired to short-haired and everything in between, you will find more than 30 original designs that celebrate the many ways in which cats bring joy (and fur!) into our lives. Inkspirations for Cat Lovers is a fitting tribute to our whiskered companions who color our world brighter every day. Please see: http://amzn.to/1PuN3G7

Also see www.Inkspirations.com for:

• Inkspirations for Women (March 2016)
• Inkspirations for Recovery (February 2016)

I was only asked to post this commentary. I might be sent a coloring book to review.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Office Depots National Backpack Program




So many kids go back to school with no backpack and no supplies. There are so many ministries and companies now that try to help with this desperate need. My kids have been blessed with some of these ministries in the past. I am very happy to post about opportunities like these!


National Backpack Program – 16th Anniversary



For children to succeed in school, they need to have the right tools: pencils, pens, crayons and such – and something to carry them in, of course. With these in hand, they can walk out the door each morning with a sense of pride – excited about the day ahead.

Unfortunately, millions of kids are far from properly equipped for school. In fact, untold numbers of youngsters head out in the morning with nothing but a plastic bag or a pillowcase to carry their books and school supplies in – if they even have any supplies to carry.

The Office Depot Foundation has worked exceptionally hard to change this troubling reality. By donating great-looking new sack packs containing essential school supplies to deserving children, we are giving them invaluable tools they can use to succeed in the classroom.

In 2016, the Office Depot Foundation is marking the 16th Year of its award-winning National Backpack Program by donating approximately 200,000 colorful, kid-friendly sack packs to kids. By the end of the year, Office Depot and the Office D2016_ODF_Sackpack-v-3[1] - compressedepot Foundation will have helped more than 4 million children since the inception of the National Backpack Program in 2001.


The sack packs we donate are designed with kids in mind – they come in seven different color combinations with kid-friendly graphics. You will not find the Office Depot Foundation’s logo anywhere on the sack packs – except for a removable paper tag. We want to be sure that children are proud to carry the sack packs they receive, with no risk of being stigmatized by something that clearly identifies it as an act of charity.


An important key to the success of the National Backpack Program is our collaboration with highly regarded nonprofit partners who help us connect the dots with thousands of children in all 50 states as well as internationally. Click here to learn about our 2016 national partner organizations.


Inside the sacks there is a small pencil case with a couple pencils, a small hand sharpener, a pk of 4 crayons and a mini ruler.

Every little bit helps! Thank you Office Depot for helping these communities!




To see some of the pics from their Backpack programs, click on these links and scroll down. Look at the happy faces of the kids and their parents!


Oklahoma
https://www.facebook.com/OfficeDepotFoundation/photos/?tab=album&album_id=979626525390839
Atlanta
https://www.facebook.com/OfficeDepotFoundation/photos/?tab=album&album_id=975676659119159
New Orleans
https://www.facebook.com/OfficeDepotFoundation/photos/?tab=album&album_id=977275518959273
Los Angeles
https://www.facebook.com/OfficeDepotFoundation/photos/?tab=album&album_id=980601028626722
West Palm Beach
https://www.facebook.com/OfficeDepotFoundation/photos/?tab=album&album_id=986670558019769


More information about the National Backpack Program can be found on the Office Depot Foundation’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/officedepotfoundation. To learn more about the Office Depot Foundation and its initiatives, go to www.officedepotfoundation.org/. You can follow the Foundation on Twitter @OfficeDepotFndn; the National Backpack Program’s hashtag is #ODFcares. The Foundation is also on Instagram: @officedepotfoundation.

I was sent a couple of the sacks as a thank you for posting this information about their mission

5 Minute Night Time Bible Stories


As Christian parents, we have a huge responsibility. God has entrusted us with these tiny humans. We are to love, care for and lead them to Him. That is not a light job!

With our busy schedules, between sports, church functions, school and work that doesn't leave much time for spending time in the Bible. It is such a very important part of the day. This book gives such a cute story and makes sure that you can get that in before bed. Littler children don't have the attention span to sit still for long. These are perfect!

The pictures are sort of neat and very colorful!




Tommy Nelson has provided so many different instruments in helping us. This company has many devotionals, Bible Stories, Bibles and Board books for kids. You should spend some time searching through all their site has to offer.


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You can purchase this book for $10.64

https://www.amazon.com/5-Minute-Nighttime-Stories-Thomas-Nelson/dp/0718084527/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1471639979&sr=1-1&keywords=5+minute+night+time+bible+stories