Thursday, November 16, 2017

Review: Out of the Ordinary by:Jen Turano

 Out of the Ordinary (Apart From the Crowd #2)
About the Book:
When shipping magnate Harrison Sinclair's mother catches Gertrude Cadwalader, paid companion to the light-fingered Mrs. Davenport, returning a pilfered item, she comes to the wrong conclusion. However, Harrison is eager to mend fences once he realizes the error. After a real thief starts preying on society, can Gertrude and Harrison catch the culprit?

My Review:
 Just like in the previous addition to this series, the author does not disappoint. She takes you on an adventure into the lives of these characters. She shows the good side of them as well as the bad. Gertrude isn't as terrible as she is made out to be. Harrison seems to show some interest in her but will this couple keep it all about business as they try to find out who this allusive thief may be?

 Jen Turano hits this one out of the ballpark. I love the interaction between the two main characters and even Harrison's mother reminded me of a pesky irritating lady off of some television show from the past. The story plays out just like an episode from The Walton's. Not the same time period but full of adventure and enthusiasm. This is book 2 in the A Part From the Crowd series.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.


Review & Giveaway: Doozers: Giant Gingerbread House Sponsored by:NCircle Entertainment

 Doozers: Giant Gingerbread House
 **Disclosure** This DVD was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from NCircle Entertainment. All opinions are my own.

About the DVD:
The Pod Squad want to build a Doozer-sized Gingerbread House! However, in order to achieve such a large size Gingerbread House it's going to take some clever construction to create. Can the Pod Squad do it? Then, Daisy Wheel wants to ice skate with the others, but she doesn't know how. Together, the Pod Squad build her a custom Doo-Step Skating Dress that let's her glide across the ice in no time. Weee! Enjoy these adventures and six more focusing on science, technology, engineering and math!

My Review:
 The Doozers are such a sweet treat at the end of the day. They can teach our kids a lot just through their daily interactive play. In this DVD, you get several different episodes in this DVD. The main one is The Gingerbread House episode. It is a cute little episode where The Pod Squad wants to build a family size gingerbread house, but its a tall order and they aren't too sure they pull it off.

 With characters like Daisy Wheel, Molly Bolt, Flex, and Spike your children are sure to have fun. They are energetic and full of enthusiasm and are sure to teach your preschooler a lot. Retails for $6.99 at this link.

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Review & Giveaway: Sonic:Christmas Blast Sponsored by:NCircle Entertainment

 Sonic Christmas Blast
**Disclosure** This DVD was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from NCircke Entertainment. All opinions are my own.

About the DVD:
Santa Claus announces his retirement on television and the public is shocked! But it's Santa's replacement Robotropolis who has everyone worried. It seems Robotropolis has his own ideas and instead of giving boys and girls gifts Robotropolis would rather receive them. Join Sonic the Hedgehog in an adventure to rescue the spirit of Christmas and bring joy back to the world!

My Review:
 Sonic is a favorite of my boys. I think he's fast arrival everywhere he goes reminds them of themselves. Sonic Christmas Blast is a great one for the holidays. Santa decides to retire but his replacement turns out to not be the best so Sonic to the rescue. sonic along with his friends try to rid the world of Robotnik Claus and return Christmas back to its originally joyful and happy place in the world.

 Along with the Christmas episode there are 3 more episodes for your children to enjoy. Running time is approximately 88 minutes so thats almost an hour and a half of fun for my boys. They enjoyed their sonic DVD just as much as I did. Retails for $6.99 at this link.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Review: Your Own Beautiful by:Chelsea Crockett

 Your Own Beautiful: Advice and Inspiration from Chelsea Crockett
About the Book:
Inspired by Chelsea Crockett’s popular YouTube channel, Your Own Beautiful is a life, faith, and beauty guide, filled with her trademark tips on makeup and style alongside full-color photos, how-tos, and more to help young women with all the big issues they face—from self-confidence and friendship to following your dreams. With her signature grace and wit, Chelsea tackles tough questions through uplifting messages influenced by her faith and life experiences in Your Own Beautiful.

My Review:
 Young girls in today's society need a helpful role model one that is truly a Godsend and will lead them in the right direction. Chelsea is a Godly role model that will direct your daughter the right way. She guides our girls into the role make up plays in their lives but she also teaches them to look to God for acceptance and that He is always there guiding them and helping them in their day to day.

 Chelsea's book is a great one for style and make up help but she can also be a go to for the latest trends and on how a girl can keep God at the forefront of her life, which isn't always easy for young teen girls. So your young teen daughter can get beauty and style advice with a helping of Jesus thrown in.

 Great book full of inspiration and encouragement!

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.

Review & Giveaway: A Very Awesome Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Holiday Show DVD Sponsored by:NCircle Entertainment

 A Very Awesome Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Holiday Show!
 **Disclosure** This DVD was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from NCircle Entertainment. All opinions are my own.

About the DVD:
There's only one thing more fun than Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! And the holidays - putting them together! Join DJ Lance Rock, Brobee, Foofa, Muno, Plex and Toodee as they dance, sing and decorate the tree to prepare for the arrival of Santa Claus! Filmed live at New York City's the Beacon Theatre, celebrate the season with the colorful cast of characters singing their hits, including 'It's Wintertime,' 'Every Snowflake's Different, Just Like You' and a holiday version of everyone's favorite 'Party in my Tummy!' Including special appearances by superstar Leslie Hall and the one and only Santa Claus! Snowflakes are falling and we can hardly wait!

My Review:
 Yo Gabba Gabba! is really a treat if you get to see it in person. They are really good entertainers that will literally fascinate your children. They have loud music and bright colors and very interesting characters that your children will fall in love with. The next best thing about seeing these characters live is seeing them on DVD. NCircle creates the best educational DVD's and they have A Very Awesome Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Holiday Show DVD ready for your viewing.

 DJ Lance and all his pals are awaiting the arrival of Santa. while they wait they sing, dance, and decorate the tree. So if you would like your child to join in the holiday fun you can expect tons of singing, dancing, and laughing to the gangs holiday hits.

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Review & Giveaway: Caillou's Holiday Movie Sponsored by:NCircle Entertainment

Caillou's Holiday Movie
**Disclosure** This DVD was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from NCircle Entertainment. All opinions are my own.
About the DVD:
CAILLOU is an award-winning television series about an inquisitive four year old whose world is filled with learning, fun and imagination and inspires generations of pre-school children to grow emotionally as they explore the world around them. When winter comes to Caillou's house, this curious 4-year-old tackles all kinds of big boy activities like helping Daddy shovel snow, making holiday presents for his family and even discovering how other little boys and girls around the world celebrate the season! Filled with magical moments seen through a small child's eyes, this delightful story will enchant your entire family.

My Review:
 Caillou has really had an eventful and fun childhood and throughout his daily adventures he has shown and taught our preschoolers a wealth of knowledge. Like about making cookies and flying kites. Over the years my boys have learned quite a lot from this series and they absolutely loved every minute of fun with Caillou and his many friends. Caillou shares his whole life with us and there is never a dull moment.

 Which leads me to this years edition of Caillou's Holiday Movie and its 25th Anniversary edition. That makes 25 years this little character has been around and he has taught us a lot. Caillou's Holiday Movie is a fun movie perfect for the holiday season. We learned so much from this one that involves shoveling snow, giving to others, and how other children celebrate the holidays. It is 80 minutes worth of fun that talks all about the holidays. A great way to spend some time with my boys while we eat Christmas cookies and drink hot chocolate. Retails for $ 6.99 at this link.
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

'Christy' Giveaway, Blog Tour, and Facebook Live Party

Some stories are evergreen, their themes and lessons standing the test of time and connecting with readers generation after generation. Reconnect with Catherine Marshall's beloved Christy as it celebrates its 50th anniversary with a new edition! As nineteen-year-old teacher Christy struggles to find acceptance in her new home of Cutter Gap, some see her-and her one-room school-as a threat to their way of life. Her faith is challenged and her heart is torn between two strong men with conflicting views about how to care for the families of the Cove. Yearning to make a difference, will Christy's determination and devotion be enough?

Celebrate the new 50th anniversary edition of Christy by entering to win one of TWO $50 Visa cash cards (details below) and by attending a Facebook Live party on December 5!

TWO grand prize winners will receive:
  • One copy of Christy
  • One $50 Visa Cash Card
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on December 5. The winner will be announced at the Christy Facebook Live Party. RSVP for a chance to connect with authors who've been impacted by Christy and other readers, as well as for a chance to win other prizes!

RSVP today and spread the word-tell your friends about the giveaway and Facebook Live party via social media and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 5th!