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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Children's Book Review~I Want To Do Yoga, Too

I Want To Do Yoga Too is a cute children's book by Carole P Roman.  Little Hallie goes with her Mom to the yoga studio.  Her Mom puts Hallie in the childcare area, but Hallie keeps protesting, "I want to do yoga, too!"  As she waits for her Mom, teacher Robin does some fun things with her.  Hallie doesn't realize she is doing yoga too!  

This is a quick book to read with just seven pages of text and seven pages of illustrations.  The drawings are cute and colorful, and the text is larger for beginning readers.  As yoga is so popular these days, I could see this book being a hit for Moms and kids involved with yoga!  

My children, grandchild, and I have read many of Carole P. Roman's books and they are always enjoyed.  To learn more about the author, visit her website.  You can purchase I Want To Do Yoga Too  at Amazon in paperback or Kindle form. 

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

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wordless Wednesday~'The Hills are Alive'

This is my beautiful daughter Alyssa, 19, in Germany a few weeks ago where they filmed the famous 'The Hills are Alive' scene in The Sound of Music!

Review and Giveaway~Spellbinders Celebra'tions Collection

 I love doing crafts, but I'm not the greatest at using my imagination to come up with wonderful ideas from scratch.  I was excited for the chance to try out Spellbinders Celebra'tions by Richard Garay.  This is a complete collection of dies, stamps, paper, inks, and accessories that are all coordinated to work perfectly together.  With this collection you can create personalized cards, scrapbook pages, gifts and more.  With everything coordinated, I can't go wrong!!

I received two make and take kits to make, each with everything needed and full instructions.  You can make it exactly as the instructions show, or put your own unique touch on things!

Celebrate Party Hat Card:

Best Day Ever Treat Bag: 

These crafts were super quick and easy to make!  I love having basic instructions, but if I feel inspired I can change things.  The products are all high quality.  Here are my finished products:

I highly encourage you to go to the Spellbinders Celebra'tions website and look around at all the fun products they have.  I love sending people I love handmade items, they mean so much more when you've put the effort and time in.  Also, check out the Spellbinders Facebook page!


Purex and Spellbinders provided me with this set of 'Many Words' clear polymer stamps to give away to a lucky reader!!  These are high quality stamps, and you would need your own ink and block to use them. 

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*Disclosure: The Spellbinders brand provided me with a sample of Spellbinders Celebrations Collection in exchange for a product review.  However, all the opinions expressed here are my own. 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Children's Book Review~Captain No Beard

Captain No Beard: An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life by Carole P. Roman, is a delightful book for children.  Captain No Beard, First Mate Hallie, Mongo the Monkey, Linus the loudmouthed lion, and Fribbet the floppy frog all sail aboard The Flying Dragon looking for adventure. 

This is a fun book that would encourage children to use their imaginations.  The illustrations are bright and adorable, and the print is perfect for early readers.  I've read a few of the Captain No Beard books before to my son and grandson, and we've enjoyed all of them.  The characters and story line are so much fun, and we often must play pirate immediately after reading!  Another enchanting story by author Carole P. Roman!

To learn more about the author and her books, visit her website. You can purchase your own copy of Captain No Beard at Amazon.

*Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free in exchange for my honest review. 

Book Review~Plain Faith

I love Amish fiction, and read a lot of it.  Actually, I love reading about the Amish, but you just don't find much besides fiction.  So I was very excited to read Plain Faith by Irene and Ora Jay Eash, with Tricia Goyer.  Tricia Goyer is one of my favorite Amish Fiction authors, so that made it even more exciting!

Plain Faith is the true story of Ora Jay and Irene Eash, who were Old Order Amish farmers from Indiana.  They suffered an unthinkable tragedy when they were involved in a buggy accident and their two young daughters were killed.  After the accident, they were constantly concerned that if they did not do enough good works they would not see their daughters again in heaven, as the Amish believe. 

The family decides to make a temporary move to Montana,  where they have heard the Englisch and Amish are friends and even have Bible Study together.  Once there, their thinking begins to change and they realize the truth that only salvation through Jesus Christ would get them to Heaven.  As their lives change, they grew further from the Amish church. 

The Eash family must make a life-changing choice.  Could they give up the only lifestyle they have ever known, or could they remain Amish with what they now believe? 

My Thoughts: I could not put Plain Faith down.  It was fascinating to read about the Amish from people who lived the lifestyle.  I liked the way it was written, with both Ora Jay and Irene writing their own sections from their perspective. I also enjoyed that they shared circle letters they had written.  I was sad when the book came to an end, and would love to read more non-fiction Amish books! 

*Disclosure: I received this book free from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review. 

Product Review~Ageless Derma Anti-Aging Intensive Skin Bightener

I'm always on the lookout for skin care products that will benefit my skin with natural ingredients.  I don't have sensitive skin, but I have had a few reactions to products in the past.  Using products with natural ingredients just makes sense. 

Ageless Derma Anti-Aging Intensive Skin Brightener is formulated to lighten and even out your skin tone in weeks.  It was developed by a team of researchers, scientists, physicians, and estheticians that share over 30 years of experience.  Six powerful, clinically proven ingredients are in this skin brightener, that are natural and safe. 

I have had great results with Ageless Derma.  I like the way the container dispenses the product.  The product is creamy and a beige color.  It is basically unscented, and goes on smoothly.  I personally prefer a scent, but if a product works, as this one does, I'm fine with no scent.  Over time I've noticed more of an even look on my face, and my skin definitely looks healthier. 

You can purchase your own Ageless Derma Anti-Aging Intensive Skin Brightener at the Ageless Derma website.

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.