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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Fun & Practical Holiday Gift Ideas!

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Anytime I can get something that makes cleaning easier, I am a happy recipient! So if you have someone on your holiday gift list like me this year, then let me introduce you to the Hurrican Spin line of cleaning products that will change the way you clean and provide an easy method for cleaning!

I HATE cleaning the bathrooms but now I have just a little bit of fun (and a lot more ease!) using my Hurricane Spin Scrubber in the bathroom.
Cleaning your tub and tiles is back breaking work. Not anymore! Introducing the Hurricane Spin Scrubber. The amazing power scrubber that does the hard work for you - Fast! Just pop on one of the 3 included scrubber brushes and watch as Hurricane Spin Scrubber's cyclone power cuts through soap scum and grime easily. Plus, with the included Extension Pole, you'll be able to stay clean and dry outside the shower and reach behind toilets without bending.


I have always dreaded cleaning my shower because I get wet, dirty and it's a nasty job getting in those hard to reach crevices and cracks! But when I used the Hurricane Spin Scrubber, I didn't get wet or dirty and my shower got cleaner than ever!! I will never clean bathrooms again with my Hurricane Spin Scrubber!


Purchase the Hurricane Spin Scrubber for $39.99 from bulbhead.com

And for the hardwood floor areas of your house, try the Hurricane Spin Broom!

Using a traditional broom and dustpan is backbreaking work. Not anymore! Introducing the Hurricane Spin Broom, from the makers of the best selling Hurricane Spin Mop!


Hurricane Spin Broom is a cordless, lightweight spinning broom cleans up every mess with ease! The secret lies in the triple brush technology that rotates with cyclonic action. Just roll over the mess and it'll pull in anything in its path. Weighing less than two pounds, Hurricane Spin Broom can be stored anywhere. The no-touch, large capacity bin is built in and empties in seconds.


Plus Hurricane Spin Broom's revolutionary swivel steering gives you incredible maneuverability. Hurricane Spin Broom's bristles are perfect for cleaning dirt and debris out of those hard to reach places, like grout lines or underneath your baseboards. Use Hurricane Spin Broom to clean hard woods, laminates, and tiles!


I use this Hurricane Spin Broom for my preschool room where messes are a constant thing! It is easy to use and picks up things like rice, snack crumbs and so much off the floor with ease!

Purchase the Hurricane Spin Broom for $19.99 from bulbhead.com


And to help you get your house in the festive mood, try out Star Shower Window Wonderland!

Star Shower has become THE top selling laser lights product in the country. Star Shower Window Wonderland is a revolutionary projector that transforms regular windows into dazzling displays. Just place the projector near a window, hang the easy fit screen, select your movie and start the show. Bring your windows to life with an audio upgrade to connect to any speaker.


Star Shower® Window Wonderland™ is the revolutionary projector that transforms average windows into spectacular displays! Holiday decorating will be fast and easy. Place the projector near any window. Then add the adjustable 4-feet by 6-feet easy fit screen. Select the built-in movie you want to play and start the show. Celebrate the horror of Halloween or the joy of Christmas in stunning fashion. Star Shower® Window Wonderland™ features an adjustable stand so you can get a perfect picture. And the one-touch switch allows you start movies with the press of a button. There’s no complicated set-up or installation! Star Shower® Window Wonderland™ uses the latest projection technology to create bright and colorful movies. Bring your home to life with Star Shower® Window Wonderland™.

It comes with:
  • 6 Halloween movies
  • 6 Christmas movies
  • Styled like old Hollywood Camera
  • No setup, no installation
  • Adjustable stand
  • 4’ x 6’ easy fit screen
This has been so fun to use on our main living room window and it really was easy to set up! Our kids love watching the little festive movies and I love getting into the holiday spirit!

Purchase for $59.99 from https://www.bulbhead.com

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

It's Time to Start Your Holiday Shopping with These Great Gift Ideas!

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Well, it is that time of year again - time for our HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE!!!

I have been really good in the last couple years of getting my Holiday gift shopping done ahead of the holiday rush. I hate all the lines, the crowds and the rudeness. So I get my shopping done ahead of time!

So if you are like me, check out these two gift ideas and get started on your Holiday shopping!


PangeaBed Copper Pillow

It really is important to change pillows often and also have one that is really fitted for the way you sleep! There is nothing worse than a neck ache when waking up!

So if you need a new pillow, check out this Copper Pillow from PangeaBed. 


Crafted with Copper Infused 100% Pure Talalay Latex, this queen pillow is made with the most naturally durable, cushioning material available to let you recharge overnight.

It features Air Flow Technology designed to maximize breathability to help keep you sleeping cool and a Copper Infused 100% Pure Talalay Latex core which makes for the ultimate cool and breathable anti-bacterial, non-allergenic pillow. Sleep cooler and cleaner on a pillow that’s the perfect complement to your healthy lifestyle.

It is the perfect pillow for cooler, cleaner sleep! It is the perfect mix of firm and soft and I LOVE how it stays cool all night!

Purchase for $125 from pangeabed.com
Use Promo Code SAVE30 for an extra $30 off!

Lagostina Luminosa Stainless Steel 2.4 Qt. Covered Saucepan

It's time to update those outdated and old pans in your kitchen! Start updating with Lagostina Luminosa Stainless Steel Cookware.


Featuring hammered lids, Lagostina Luminosa Stainless Steel Cookware brings a sophisticated new look to the kitchen. The premium stainless steel cooking surface maintains the purity of food's flavor; so you can savor every bite.


Features include:
· Lagostina Luminosa Stainless Steel Cookware combines durability and classic beauty for long lasting performance and satisfaction
· 3-ply bonded base is compatible with all cooktop types, including induction 
· Polished stainless steel won't react with food, scratch, pit or stain
· Oven and broiler safe up to 500° F
· Flared edges for dripless pouring
· Stay-cool riveted stainless steel handles for comfort and stability
· Dishwasher safe
· Lifetime manufacturer's warranty
· Imported


I love the stainless steel durability and that it won't scratch or add impurities to my food! The look is also so sophisticated and clean! I am so glad to update my pans with this one!

Purchase for $39.99 from Bed Bath & Beyond


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Friday, October 13, 2017

Book Review: Many Sparrows

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About the book:

Either she and her children would emerge from that wilderness together, or none of them would. . . .
In 1774, the Ohio-Kentucky frontier pulses with rising tension and brutal conflicts as Colonists push westward and encroach upon Native American territories. The young Inglesby family is making the perilous journey west when an accident sends Philip back to Redstone Fort for help, forcing him to leave his pregnant wife Clare and their four-year old son Jacob on a remote mountain trail.

When Philip does not return and Jacob disappears from the wagon under the cover of darkness, Clare awakens the next morning to find herself utterly alone, in labor and wondering how she can to recover her son . . . especially when her second child is moments away from being born.

Clare will face the greatest fight of her life, as she struggles to reclaim her son from the Shawnee Indians now holding him captive. But with the battle lines sharply drawn, Jacob's life might not be the only one at stake. When frontiersman Jeremiah Ring comes to her aid, can the stranger convince Clare that recovering her son will require the very thing her anguished heart is unwilling to do-be still, wait and let God fight this battle for them?

About the author:

Lori Benton was raised east of the Appalachian Mountains, surrounded by early American history going back three hundred years. Her novels transport readers to the eighteenth century, where she brings to life the Colonial and early Federal periods of American history. When she isn't writing, reading, or researching, Lori enjoys exploring and photographing the Oregon wilderness with her husband. She is the author of "Burning Sky," recipient of three Christy Awards, "The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn," Christy-nominee "The Wood's Edge," and "A Flight of Arrows."

Find out more about Lori at http://loribenton.blogspot.com.

My Opinion

This was a really interesting book with insight and a look into a time period in our country's history before even the Revolutionary War. The battles with Native Americans were happening and it was a sad time.

This book gives a really great look into people from that time period and how some white people integrated with Native Americans and vice versa.

It was an interesting read, slow at times, but in the end kept my attention waiting for the resolution to all of Clare's dilemmas. It reminded me to trust God above all things and no matter what happens in life. We don't always know why God allows things to happen but he always works things out for our good! This book was a great reminder of that!

Buy It:

You can purchase Many Sparrows for $10.99 from Amazon.com


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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Book Review: Bringing Maggie Home

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About the Book:

Decades of loss, an unsolved mystery, and a rift spanning three generations.

Hazel DeFord is a woman haunted by her past. While berry picking in a blackberry thicket in 1943, ten-year old Hazel momentarily turns her back on her three-year old sister Maggie and the young girl disappears.

Almost seventy years later, the mystery remains unsolved and the secret guilt Hazel carries has alienated her from her daughter Diane, who can't understand her mother's overprotectiveness and near paranoia. While Diane resents her mother's inexplicable eccentricities, her daughter Meghan-a cold case agent-cherishes her grandmother's lavish attention and affection.

When a traffic accident forces Meghan to take a six-week leave-of-absence to recover, all three generations of DeFord women find themselves unexpectedly under the same roof. Meghan knows she will have to act as a mediator between the two headstrong and contentious women. But when they uncover Hazel's painful secret, will Meghan also be able to use her investigative prowess to solve the family mystery and help both women recover all that's been lost?

About the author:

Kim Vogel Sawyer is a highly acclaimed, best-selling author with more than one million books in print, in several different languages. Her titles have earned numerous accolades including the ACFW Carol Award, the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, and the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. Kim lives in central Kansas with her retired military husband Don, where she continues to write gentle stories of hope and redemption. She enjoys spending time with her three daughters and grandchildren.

Find out more about Kim at http://www.kimvogelsawyer.com/.

My Opinion

This book by Kim Vogel Sawyer was so complex and deep and had so many facets! However, it was written so well that you could keep all the stories straight and it was such a great book!

It was filled with suspense, drama, mystery, love and faith that withstands it all! It kept me on the edge of my seat wanting to read and read until I found out what happened! It was definitely a great read and I recommend!

Buy It:

You can purchase Bringing Maggie Home for $10.39 from Amazon.com


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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Celebrate National Bring Your Teddy Bear To Work Day with Classic Pooh Bear!

This post was sponsored by the Role Mommy Writer's Network. All opinions are 100% my own.


When I saw that the movie Goodbye Christopher Robin is coming out this weekend, I immediately had childhood memories of my favorite Pooh bear movies, cuddling with my family on a Saturday morning and reading books and books about Pooh and his adventures! I want to see this new movie!


And when I got a classic Pooh bear this week, it was the highlight of my week and my children's week, especially my youngest son! And it was perfect timing because it is National Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work Day! Check out the video below of my son opening the box! He has been playing with it every day and loves snuggling it!


Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin and their adventures were introduced to my kids at an early age (think nursery decor!) and they will continue to hopefully LOVE Pooh! I love that we now have our very own classic Winnie the Pooh bear!



If you love Winnie the Pooh and A.A. Milne, then you will want to see GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN!


It gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children's author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin (Will Tilston), whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie-the-Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?

Check out the trailer below:



The film premieres in select cities including New York, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Toronto and Washington DC on October 13.

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