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Friday, October 17, 2014

We LOVE Ornaments with Love!

A product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.

As I have said in the past, every year we order a personalized ornament to hang on our Christmas tree to help us remember down the road who was in our family at each year. We love looking back over the last couple of years at each ornament and remember the memories from that holiday season! Every year, we LOVE ordering from our favorite Christmas ornament site: Ornaments with Love! They always impress us with their great designs, their great creations and the quality of their work!

This year is no different for us! We ordered two great ornaments this year - one as a gift and one for our family. And we LOVE both! They will be timeless gifts that will be treasured forever!


So Why Do We Choose Ornaments with Love Every Year?

Well, first of all their ordering process is quick, easy and user friendly. Best of all, their orders ship within 1 to 2 days and arrived really quickly! I couldn't believe how fast my ornaments came in the mail! Plus, Ornaments with Love personalizes the ornaments for free!

Check out the two awesome ornaments we received this year:

Personalized Snow Couple Christmas Ornament with Flakes- Red & Green Table Decoration


How much happier could Grandma and Grandpa be than to be surrounded by all of their loved ones! Dressed warmly with red coats, green scarves and mittens and standing in front of a fence, these snow couple grandparents smile as they think about the joys and love that their family has given them. I love that this is a little different of an ornament: it is a tabletop decoration that brings the beauty and magic of Christmas into their home. 

You can personalize up to 10 names on the lower snowflakes. The higher snowflakes are for Grandma and Grandpa or whatever names they are called. Grandma's hat is the banner and the middle flake is to document the year. They insert hearts if there are not enough names. This adorable grandparent tabletop decoration will keep the Christmas tradition going for the grandparents as well as the rest of the family.

This tabletop decoration is made of resin and measures 7 " wide by 5 " high. This personalized Snow Couple Christmas ornament is made of resin.

Personalized House Family Christmas Ornament with 5 People


This is the super cute ornament we received for our family tree this year. It is perfect for our family this year because we are moving into a new house next month and this cute house ornament represents that - so we will always remember this is the year we moved! It even has our new address on it!

This personalized ornament measures 4.5" x 3.5" and is made of resin.

Once again, Ornaments with Love has come through for us and made memorable ornaments for our family to cherish for many, many years to come!

Buy It: 

You can purchase all personalized Ornaments with Love from the Ornaments with Love website.


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* Thank you to Ornaments with Love for their product for review! Disclosure - This product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.*

Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers & Natural Care Wipes #MC #sponsored

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central for Huggies and Target. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.


My 10 week old son goes through A LOT of diapers as you can imagine. We like to cloth diaper when we can but when we are out and about and at night, we usually use disposable diapers. 

Now as most of you know, babies have "blowouts" on occasion and when my son does, I always want to have a quality diaper on him that will keep it all in!


So where can you turn when you want to hold in the blowouts and prevent leakages? Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers! They have a SureFit design for up to 12 hours of leakage protection and a flexible waistband for even more comfort so they will stay with your baby through all the twists and turns. As my son gets more and more active and starts to crawl and roll and even walk, these diapers stick with him no matter where he goes or what he goes!


Huggies also offers Natural Care Wipes with triple clean layers that are thick enough to handle any mess, with a texture that’s soft against your baby’s skin. I love these wipes because I like to be careful about what goes on my baby's sensitive baby skin! These wipes offer a sensitive, gentle clean for new baby’s naturally perfect skin and, best of all, they are hypoallergenic, fragrance free and alcohol free. That gives me peace of mind and a wipe that really works!


Plus, they are sensitive, safe enough and effective to use in other ways on a daily basis! When I get out of the car with the children and see that I missed a messy face or sticky hands, I usually reach for a wipe. They are also great for quickly cleaning up spills in the car or in the house. You can even use them to wipe off grocery carts, toys or car seats that get dirty! These Huggies Natural Care Wipes do wonders for messes...and not just messy butts!


Plus, the wipes come in designer tubs to match any room, refill packs to stock up, convenient soft packs, stylish on-the-go-containers, or pop-up tubs so that you have the right wipe for your baby in the right style for you.


Want to know the best news of all?? It is easy to find both Huggies products in local Target stores near you! I found both the Huggies Snug & Dry diapers and Natural Care Wipes easily in the diaper and wipe aisle! They had my size right on hand and they were easy to find!


And if you don't want to go out (or it is hard with little children like with me...), then order online at Target.com OR check out Target's new subscription program for automatic shipments of diapers, wipes, formula and other household essentials. This way, when you’re running out of your baby essentials, there is another order already on its way!


I absolutely LOVE the subscription idea for getting my diapers and wipes! I wouldn't have to worry about shopping with three toddlers and I wouldn't have to worry about late night runs again for diapers or wipes that I just noticed were gone (probably when I am in the middle of a major diaper blowout!). The diapers and wipes just show up at my door and they are there when I need them - EVERY TIME! Plus, you save 5% on all orders and you get free shipping!

For more info about Huggies, check them out and follow them on Twitter and Facebook. And make sure to print off these Huggies coupons to save money on your next purchase!


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* I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central for Huggies and Target. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.*

Thursday, October 16, 2014

LET’S IMAGINE ELMO

A product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.



My daughter is a HUGE Elmo fan and both of my two older ones love to watch Sesame Street, especially the Elmo the Musical segment! Every time it comes on, I hear "Mommy, mommy, Elmo the Musical is on!!!".

So when I saw that there is a new LET'S IMAGINE ELMO plush that brings the adventures of Elmo the Muscical to our home, I knew it would be a hit with my kids!


This cute 13-inch Elmo pal comes with three different hats that unlock different imaginary themes and play modes. Each hat unlocks a different play mode for your child to join and start the fun!  Place the crown on Elmo’s head to play a game of “Prince Elmo Says,”. Put on the cowboy hat to learn about numbers in the “Countin’ Cowboy” game and Cowboy Elmo counts up to 20 with your child and then sings a reward song when they reach 20. Put on the sea captain hat for a fun “Sounds of the Sea” game. When Elmo isn't wearing a hat, he still loves to interact with your child by getting bounced, tickled, and having his nose squeezed!

I love that LET’S IMAGINE ELMO has so many different ways to play with him - my children will enjoy hours and hours of fun with Elmo! Now every time they watch Sesame Street and the Elmo the Musical segment, they can have their LET’S IMAGINE ELMO sitting right next to them watching as well! Plus, Elmo helps my daughter practice counting, listening, and just having fun!

This toy requires four AA batteries but demo batteries included. It also includes Elmo, cowboy hat, sea captain's hat, crown, and instructions. This toy is great for Ages 2 - 4 years.

Buy It: 

You can purchase LET'S IMAGINE ELMO at most major toy retailers nationwide and for $39.99 on HasbroToyShop.com


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* Thank you to Hasbro for their product for review! Disclosure - This product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.*

Book Review: Keepers of the Covenant

A product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.


About the book:

The Old Testament Comes to Thrilling Life in the Latest from Lynn Austin

In one life-changing moment, the lives of the Jewish exiles in Babylon are thrown into confusion and despair when a decree arrives from the king's palace in Susa. It c alls for the annihilation of every Jewish man, woman, and child throughout the empire on the thirteenth day of Adar, in less than one year. Ezra, a quiet Jewish scholar and teacher, is suddenly called upon to lead the community as they seek God for a reason for this catastrophe. When a second decree arrives, authorizing them to fight back, Ezra is thrust into the role of military leader as they defend themselves against their enemies.

When the battles come to an end, Ezra's brother Jude is dead and Ezra is required by the Law he so diligently studies to marry Jude's widow, Devorah, and provide an heir. Fatherhood changes Ezra, and he asks God to make a way for him and the other exiles to leave Babylon for good and return to Jerusalem. His prayers are answered and the exiles move to Judea to revitalize worship at the temple---but the fight to keep God's Law is never easy. As more and more of his community are tempted, a new battle emerges . . . this one for the survival of God's covenant and the souls of His chosen faithful.


About the Author:

Bestselling author Lynn Austin has sold more than one million copies of her books worldwide. She is an eight-time Christy Award winner for her historical novels, as well as a popular speaker at retreats and conventions. Lynn and her husband have raised three children and live near Chicago.

My Opinion

I am a HUGE fan of Lynn Austin and her Biblical fiction books, especially the first book in The Restoration Chronicles series! I have been waiting patiently (or not!) for the second book, Keepers of the Covenant, to come out since I LOVED the first one!

And the wait was well worth it! Keepers of the Covenant was just as good as the first one and told a great, mostly unknown story of Ezra. It was extremely interesting and really made me go back to my Bible afterwards and re-read the story of Esther and Ezra and the return to Jerusalem by the Jews.

Lynn Austin has the amazing ability to transform some facts from the Bible that many people would just read over quickly (and not really think about) into an amazing story that draws people in and really enhances the story and characters to help the reader imagine that time and place in Bible time.

Buy It: 

You can purchase Keepers of the Covenant for $11.62 from Amazon.com

Lynn Austin is back with the next book in The Restoration Chronicles series, Keepers of the Covenant. Austin weaves together the struggles and stories of both Jews and Gentiles, creating a tapestry of faith and doubt, love and loss. Here, the Old Testament comes to life, demonstrating the everlasting hope displayed in God's unwavering love for His people.


Lynn is celebrating with a Kindle HDX giveaway and a live author chat webcast on October 21st.

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One winner will receive:
  • A Kindle HDX
  • Keepers of the Covenant by Lynn Austin
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on October 21st. Winner will be announced at the Keepers of the Covenant LIVE webcast event on October 21st. Connect with Lynn for a fascinating evening centered around God's unwavering love for His people. She'll be hosting a Biblical fiction book club discussion, giving away prizes, answering your questions, offering an exclusive peek at the next book in The Restoration Chronicles, and much more!

So grab your copy of Keepers of the Covenant and join Lynn and friends on the evening of October 21st for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

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Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP today by signing up for a reminder. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 21st!



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* Thank you to Salba Chia for their product for review! Disclosure - This product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.*

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

NEW BEAUTY and THE BEET VeggieTales DVD & Giveaway

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.



I am so excited every time a new VeggieTales movie comes out and my children get even more excited than I do! We love to sit down on our Family Movie Night and watch a funny, wholesome movie with a great message!

We found all that and more in the newest VeggieTales: BEAUTY and THE BEET.

This brand-new VeggieTales musical premieres Oct. 14 and stars Kellie Pickler (American Idol, Dancing With the Stars), who brings her unmistakable voice to the role of Mirabelle, a sweet-potato singer whose family band is on the brink of superstardom.


BEAUTY AND THE BEET blends the irresistible charm of VeggieTales with a heartfelt message about unconditional love. Mirabelle and her traveling family band, the VeggieTones, are determined to make their next gig at Vegetable Square Garden. On their journey, a fierce winter snowstorm hits, and the family gets stuck at a run-down resort! Mr. Beet, the grumpy manager makes them sing - and clean - for their supper. Why is Mr Beet such a beast? And can Mirabelle’s kindness change him? Find out in this hilarious and heartwarming tale of unconditional love! Featuring 8 Songs performed by Kellie Pickler as “Mirabelle.”

Our family's favorite part was, as always, the Silly Songs with Larry! These songs always stick in your head long after the DVD is over! Beauty & The Beet includes Mac and Cheese, a giddy new “Silly Songs With Larry” segment in which Larry the Cucumber reveals the surprising and heretofore untold history of his family’s unexpected contributions to Italian cuisine.


And best of for all Netflix users like our family, BEAUTY AND THE BEET is just the start of the fun in store this fall for VeggieTales fans, because the gang will also star in a brand-new Netflix original series, VeggieTales In the House, which premieres Thanksgiving weekend!

So head out and get the newest VeggieTales movie, Beauty and the Beet, and sit down as a family to laugh, learn and love!

Buy It: 

You can purchase the BEAUTY AND THE BEET DVD for $14.99 from the VeggieTales online store.

Win It:

VeggieTales is generously offering (1) BEAUTY AND THE BEET DVD to a lucky winner!

Enter here for a chance to win:
(1) BEAUTY AND THE BEET 
VeggieTales DVD


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* 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.
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