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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Product Review~Bully Sticks

My dogs are part of the family, and I like to get them treats they enjoy.  They really like treats that are hard and take a while to chew on.  I recently received some all natural dog chews called Bully Sticks, made by Best for my Pets.

Bully Sticks are different because they are made from dried muscle.  They are 100% pure beef, free of chemicals, preservatives, and additives.  They are also gluten free, grain free, and 100% digestible. 

Bully Sticks are low in fat and high in protein, making them a healthy choice for your pets.  I like giving my dogs hard treats that help clean their teeth.  My dogs Tulip and Java went crazy over Bully Sticks!  Both my dogs can be picky with treats and chews, but there was no question that they loved Bully Sticks. 

You have nothing to lose by trying Bully Sticks.  Best for my Pets stands by their products and guarantees that if you or your dog are not happy, they will refund your money no questions asked.  You can purchase Bully Sticks at Amazon. 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Book Review~A Love Undone by Cindy Woodsmall

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
A Love Undone
WaterBrook Press (September 9, 2014)
Cindy Woodsmall


Cindy Woodsmall is a New York Times and CBA best-selling author who has written fifteen (and counting!) works of fiction and one of nonfiction. She and her dearest Old Order Amish friend, Miriam Flaud, coauthored the nonfiction, Plain Wisdom: An Invitation into an Amish Home and the Hearts of Two Women. Cindy’s been featured on ABC Nightline and the front page of the Wall Street Journal, and has worked with National Geographic on a documentary concerning Amish life. In June of 2013, the Wall Street Journal listed Cindy as one of the top three Amish fiction writers.

She’s won Fiction Book of the Year, Reviewer’s Choice Awards, Inspirational Reader’s Choice Contest, as well as one of Crossings’ Best Books of the Year. She’s been a finalist for the prestigious Christy, Rita, and Carol Awards, Christian Book of the Year, and Christian Retailers Choice Awards.

Cindy and her husband reside near the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains in their now empty nest. (Since that last line sounds sad and bare, I thought I’d add an “epilogue” of sorts. Our two oldest sons are married and live only a couple of miles from my empty nest, and below are my three adorable grandchildren! ♥)


A husband and son abandoned to forge a path alone.
A young woman who sacrificed her dreams.
How will the God of grace and hope help them find their way?

At nineteen years old, Old Order Amish Jolene Keim was on the brink of happily-ever-after when everything changed, stealing the future she expected and burdening her with an unbearable decision. For the next ten years, Jolene throws herself into family life—and then she meets Andy Fisher. The horse trainer and father to a sweet nine year-old challenges her and holds up a mirror to issues Jolene has been unwilling to face.

Andy is cautious about his deepening friendship with Jolene, but he believes she knows the truth about him – that he is a grass widower. As a man whose wife has abandoned him six years past, he is unable to divorce or remarry according to the Amish ways. Andy has wrestled with God concerning his reality, and he had found peace with the solitary future facing him…until he met Jolene.

As Andy and Jolene find themselves confronted by difficult choices, will they trust in God's guidance—or will the allure of their deepening friendship only lead to further temptation?

If you would like to read the first chapter of A Love Undone, go HERE.

What I Thought: Coming soon, as I'm not done with the book yet!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Book Review~Reasons My Kid Is Crying

Several  months ago, my daughter was looking at something on her computer and said, "Mom, you have to see this!".  The next ten minutes we spent laughing uncontrollably.  The reason?  My daughter had come across a website, Reasons My Kid is Crying.  When I found out recently that a Reasons My Kid is Crying book had been published, I had to review it!

Reasons My Kid is Crying all began when father Greg Pembroke began staying home two days a week with his little ones.  He started snapping pictures of his kids mid-tantrum and posting them on his Tumblr blog, and Reasons My Kid is Crying was born.  Soon, parents from around the world were contributing their hilarious photos too. 

I received the 196 page softcover book, published by Three Rivers Press (a division of Crown Publishing/Random House) and immediately dove in.  The pictures are very crisp on nice, glossy paper.  Once I started, I couldn't stop-I read (looked at) the entire book in one sitting!  Next, my 11 year old son and his friend came home and got their hands on it.  They were in hysterics for at least 30 minutes!

If you want to take a break from all things serious and have a laugh, you need to get this book!  It is available at Random House, as well as other retailers, and is also available as an e-book.  The Random House link also has an author bio and more information on the book.

For more information on Reasons My Kid is Crying:
* Website
* Press Release
* Facebook link
* Twitter link
* First Chapter

*Disclosure: I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions expressed here are my own.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Wordless Wednesday~It's a girl! And a boy, and a girl,, and a boy, and a girl!

They're here!  Were born last Thursday.  Unfortunately, one of the pups didn't make it.  Momma and her 5 babies are doing well!