Monday, August 21, 2017

Review: Oh Susannah: It's In The Bag by:Carole P. Roman

 Oh Susannah: It's in the Bag
About the Book:
From award-winning author Carole P. Roman comes a new chapter book featuring Susannah Logan, a young student having a very bad day. It all begins with homework trouble and an invitation to a sleepover that she doesn't want to go to. Would you want to go to a sleepover in a creepy house? Rather than dealing with her problems, Susannah stuffs them into her backpack. But how much can a backpack take? Will she be able to confront her worries before the backpack bursts? Or will she just continue to hide them away? Join Susannah and her friends in this story sure to charm busy young readers everywhere.

My Review:
 Just in time for back to school!

 Susannah is having a little bit of school issues along with all types of struggles that young girls have. They worry about all kinds of stuff. From homework to boys but they must continue you on and thats what poor little Susannah does.

 Susannah shares her struggles with those close to her and they help her solve them just in time for some fun. Come along and read about a little girl that struggles like the rest of us do and see how she overcomes them.

 Carole Roman has belted out another winner, for sure!

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

Review: Sacred Mundane by:Kari Patterson

 Sacred Mundane: How to Find Freedom, Purpose, and Joy
About the Book:
What if the key to changing your life--and yourself--is already in your hand?

So many women struggle with what to do with their daily lives. They feel trapped in everyday drudgery and disappointment, in dull domestic duties, and in mundane jobs they despise. Where is the abundant, purposeful life they were promised?

Kari Patterson shows readers the truth: in each unremarkable life lies an opportunity to see, know, love, and be utterly transformed by a God who meets everyone right where they are. Instead of stepping away from real life to find God, Patterson equips women with a six-step practice to move further in and meet Him in the humdrum moments of everyday existence. And when a woman's inner being is truly changed by the sacred, everything in her world changes too--right down to tackling the dirty dishes.

Through entertaining narrative, candid real-life stories, Bible study, and practical instruction, Sacred Mundane guides individuals or small groups to discover the beautiful sacredness in the lives they already lead. Women who long to grow in God and make a real difference in the world--no matter how small--will reach eagerly for this book and the radical transformation it offers.

"Our daily routine, with its mundane tasks and mindless repetition, is ultimately an offering of worship to God. What a great truth from a great God!"
--Ann Byle, author of The Making of a Christian Bestseller and coauthor of Devotions for the Soul Surfer


My Review:
 Everyday life can become so boring, especially if you are a stay at home mother. Taking care of your home as well as children can be so daunting, time consuming, and is depressing. The author wants us to examine the world around us, really examine it through God's eyes. And we need to start seeing more opportunities and love around us especially when we get down and bored.

 This book is perfect for small groups because the author has offered so much of herself. Whether its the Bible objective of it or through the lessons she herself learned through this whole process. Sacred Mundane takes us on a journey to find self and to find it with God as our guide because otherwise it would be hard to see the good in anything.

 The author is write when she says that the good we do each day is worship to the Father. We should do it to the best of our ability and do it with a kind heart.

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

Friday, August 18, 2017

Great Gift Giving Idea for Pets!


What is a Squishy Mat?

Squishy Mats contain almost one inch of Memory Foam - also known as the low resistance polyurethane foam developed by NASA in the 1960s. The surface of each mat is covered by a super soft, micro-flannel fabric and is backed with a nonslip rubber grid. Each mat is durable, sturdy and designed for life on the move.

Squishy mats come in three sizes:
16x32" The Skinny Mini - perfect for little dogs with big personalities and a nice way to protect "their" spot on the couch from hair - folds and fastens with a carrying handle.



3x3' Little Squishy - The Little Squishy fits perfectly in the back of most vehicles, keeping your automobile clean and your fur babies comfortable - folds and fastens with a carrying handle.



4x4' Big Squishy - Let's face the dog is just gonna steal the Squishy Mat from you and your little one. The Big Squishy is truly made with everyone in mind, but buy Scooby Too his own mat and be sure to pick one up for yourself - folds and fastens with a carrying handle.



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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Review & Giveaway: The Day Henry Met? Season One Sponsored by: N Circle Entertainment



The Day Henry Met: The Day Henry Met Season 1
**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:
Every day Henry meets something new! I wonder what Henry s going to meet today? Henry is a 4-year-old boy who always wants to learn and find out more. In each episode, Henry has a friendly chat with whatever he meets and discovers something new... Hello, Whale. How do you stay under water for so long? Hello, Car. What makes you go so fast? Hello, Moon. Why do you only come out at night?

 No matter what Henry meets, they're always delighted to talk, laugh and share their amazing world with him. After finding out so many amazing things about his new friends, Henry let's his imagination run wild and imagines himself... As a knight rescuing the missing sword... As a singer performing in a band... As a deep-sea diver swimming along sea creatures... As a fireman rescuing others... As an astronaut flying to the moon... And more!

My Review:
 Adventure is Henry's middle name. Each day gives him a new opportunity to explore the world around him. He loves adventure and anytime he can go on one he is ripping and ready to dig in. Henry reminds me of a toddler that loves to explore and learn more about whats going on around him. Each day Henry gets to meet new people and visit new things and the viewer gets to learn more, as well.

 Joshua loves Henry. Henry is like the little brother he doesn't have. My son loved learning about all the new people that Henry would meet each day. I loved all the interesting things we could learn together while watching. Very fun, entertaining and full of learning. Geared for preschool ages.

 If interested in learning more, you can at this link.

NCircle Entertainment specializes in the sales, marketing and distribution of quality children and family entertainment content.

Including industry veterans, with over 20 years of experience, NCircle has quickly become one of the leaders in children's entertainment by establishing working relationships with some of the biggest and best companies in children's entertainment.


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Review & Giveaway: Molang:Season 1 Sponsored by:N Circle Entertainment

 Molang: Molang Season 1
**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:
Join Molang, a round, fluffy, and happy rabbit, and his friend, Piu Piu, a poised, timid, and reserved yellow chick, as they explore everyday life. Molang savors every moment of his life, imbuing it with joy and wonder. He pays attention to the smallest details, giving meaning to even the tiniest things. Molang puts his heart into his actions, and he has a huge heart. Even when he does absolutely nothing, he does it well! Piu Piu, on the other hand, doesn't like calling attention to himself. He likes to do things carefully and well. When unexpected situations arise (and Molang s unpredictable behavior often causes such situations to occur!), Piu Piu can become quickly unsettled, even panicked.

 Despite their many differences, Molang and Piu Piu enjoy a unique friendship. They have amazing times together ranging from the mundane to the extraordinary. From finding themselves in a lifeboat in the middle of the ocean to riding camels in the desert, Molang and Piu Piu experience unexpected situations. Throughout it all though, every single moment with these two is filled with happiness. Embark on 52 unforgettable adventures with Molang and Piu Piu!

My Review:
Mo Lang is the most precious fluffy rabbit that has a huge heart that just gives and gives and gives love away. He isn't alone though in that most of his little friends are much the same way. But even though Molang is this way it doesn't mean he can't find himself in precarious situations as they do tend to creep up and he and his friend have to come to agreements together to work everything back out.

 My sweet boy loved Molang. I wasn't a bit surprised because he just loves animals. He liked that Molang had problems but was ready to solve them just as easily as they come up. I liked the show simply because it made my son happy. Geared for the preschool age group.

 If interested in learning more, you can at this link.

NCircle Entertainment specializes in the sales, marketing and distribution of quality children and family entertainment content.

Including industry veterans, with over 20 years of experience, NCircle has quickly become one of the leaders in children's entertainment by establishing working relationships with some of the biggest and best companies in children's entertainment.


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Review & Giveaway: Lilly's Driftwood Bay Season 1 Sponsored by:N Circle Entertainment

 Lily's Driftwood Bay: Lilys Driftwood Bay Season 1
**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:
Welcome to Lily's Driftwood Bay! Lily is six years old and lives with her dad and her best friend, who is a seagull named Gull, in a little hut on the beach. Across the way is Driftwood Bay, a special island that exists in Lily's imagination. Every day the sea washes up a new treasure which sparks Lily's imagination about what might be happening on Driftwood Bay. Join Lily and her friends, Salty Dog, Bull, Nonna, Hatsie, Wee Rabbit and Lord Stag as they sail to Driftwood Bay where wonderful adventures await! Along with each adventure is a valuable lesson learned in each story from learning to tell the truth to saying sorry to asking for help. Embark on new adventures with Lily and friends as they travel to Driftwood Bay!

My Review:
 A sweet show about a little girl named Lily that has the whole world open to her. She uses her imagination to go and do things others only dream about. She is such a sweet girl that has a huge imagination and a glaring personality and has the world to herself.

 My little boy enjoyed watching the show and he noticed many things about Lily that matches his own personality. We watched it together and love all the animals that visit Lily at Driftwood Bay. A great show to watch daily. It is geared for the preschooler age group but can appeal to kids a little older.

 If interested in learning more, you can at this link.

NCircle Entertainment specializes in the sales, marketing and distribution of quality children and family entertainment content.

Including industry veterans, with over 20 years of experience, NCircle has quickly become one of the leaders in children's entertainment by establishing working relationships with some of the biggest and best companies in children's entertainment.


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Monday, August 14, 2017

Review: The Soldier Who Killed a King: A True Retelling of the Passion by:David Kitz

 The Soldier Who Killed a King: A True Retelling of the Passion
About the Book:
A stunning story of Holy Week through the eyes of a Roman centurion

Watch the triumphal entry of the donkey-riding king through the eyes of Marcus Longinus, the centurion charged with keeping the streets from erupting into open rebellion.

Look behind the scenes at the political plotting of King Herod, known as the scheming Fox for his ruthless shrewdness.

Get a front-row seat to the confrontation between the Jewish high priest Caiaphas and the Roman governor Pontius Pilate.

Understand as never before the horror of the decision to save a brutal terrorist in order to condemn the peaceful Jew to death.

If you've heard the story of Passion Week so often it's become stale, now is the time to rediscover the terrible events leading from Jesus's humble ride into the city to his crucifixion. The Soldier Who Killed a King will stun you afresh with how completely Christ's resurrection changed history, one life at a time.


My Review:
 Jesus' trail, death, and resurrection was a miracle by any days standard. Doesn't matter who you were then or now. The events that took place, I am sure most didn't realize what was happening. They were so caught up in the events that they were numb to the fact that God was literally before them and they were going to kill Him. 

 David Kitz wrote a poignant novel on the happenings before during and after--what we see from onlookers and what happened behind the scenes. Of course, he wasn't there but he offers us a look through others eyes to the gripping tale of Jesus' death.

 The Soldier Who Killed a King is a great way to familiarize yourself with Jesus' story and the story of those that surrounded Him during that time whether they were on His side or not. Written primarily from a allegorical point of view the story was a good one and it really gave me another side that I didn't take into account.

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