Sunday, May 30, 2010

CSN Stores Review and Giveaway

As I said before in my teaser post, I have been given the chance to review and giveaway a toy from ToysandGamesOnline, a CSN Store. There are many toys and games on this website that are great for development, learning, exploration and creativity.

CSN Stores has over 200 other stores too ranging from housewares to pet stores online. So, there probably isn't anything you won't be able to find there and if you can't find it now they are always adding stores to their website so you might just find it down the road.

I received the Cutting Food Box Play Set by Melissa & Doug for free to review from CSN Stores and since I received it around Teela's birthday party in April I decided it would be a great gift to give her then. I wanted to add on to Teela's first set of wooden food from Melissa & Doug, the Wooden Food Groups set, and have a bit more variety with the fruits and veggies. This new set also does something that the first set didn't. It lets Teela cut the wooden food into "pre-sliced" sections with a wooden knife and makes a nice "crunching" sound as she slices them because of the Velcro that are holding them together. I can teach her part, whole and fractions at a very early age and she can have fun putting the sections back together with the Velcro. She likes to put them back together in funny ways :p This Cutting Food Box Play Set is very safe and Teela can pretend to cook and cut without any owies. The set comes with 31 pieces including: smooth sanded and nicely painted play food made of solid wood and non toxic paints (sliced bread, loaf of bread, green pepper, tomato, watermelon, carrot, apple and cucumber) a cutting board, a crate to put it all into and a wooden knife to slice the play food. This set is recommended for ages 3 and up, but my 2 year old daughter, Teela, was ready for it and was having fun learning to slice the play foods.

WIN IT:
James from the CSN Promo Team has has generously offered a Cutting Food Box Play Set by Melissa & Doug to one of my readers to win.

Mandatory:
1. Go to the CSN Stores website and tell me by commenting on this post what other item you would love to get AND leave the link to it in your post (Do Both or Be Disqualified!).

Additional entries:
1. Subscribe to my blog by email and let me know. (2 extra entries)

2. Become my fan/like on facebook and write that you are entering this giveaway on my wall. (1 extra entry)

3. Blog about this giveaway on your blog and provide me with the link. Make sure you have the link to this post and CSN Stores in your blog entry or it won't count. (2 extra entries)

4. Grab My Button (see sidebar to the left) AND/OR Put My Blog URL in Your Blogroll - Leave Your Link. (1 extra entry)

5. Technorati my blog and let me know your link. (1 extra entry)

6. List this giveaway on any giveaway listing website or blog and tell me where you listed it. (2 extra)

7. Add me on Twitter and Tweet this: @finamoon: @CSNStores WIN A Cutting Food Box Play Set by Melissa & Doug #giveaway http://bit.ly/bvIkHt (Daily Extras are Available)

8. Fan CSN Stores on Facebook. (1 extra entry)

9. Follow CSN Stores on Twitter. (1 extra entry)

Make sure you leave me your email in all posts so that I can contact you. This contest ends on Friday June 25, 2010 at midnight (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada). This Giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada Only!!

DISCLAIMER: Thanks to CSN Stores for sending me a free Cutting Food Box Play Set by Melissa & Doug to test and review. This giveaway is also provided free from CSN Stores. My thoughts are mine and my family's own opinion and have not been altered by anyone else. I did not receive any other compensation for doing this review.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

FURminator, Yoplait Greek, Yoplait Go-Gurt, B-natal and Uprinting Giveaway Winners

The winner of the Small FURminator deLuxe deShedding tool is #16 Jaime. She said they also offer FURminator deShedding Solution (16 oz). Helps release undercoat and loose hair.

The winner of the Yoplait Greek "Nourish Your Inner Goddess" Gift Pack is #6 janetfaye! She said that she would like to try Blueberry and to get in touch with her inner self she likes to take long walks.

The winner of the Yoplait Go-Gurt "Simplify Your Life" Gift Pack is #1 denise! She said that her kids love to dip. It makes them smile to dip their fruit in yogurt.

The winner of the sample of either B-natal TheraPops or lozenges is #4 Erin! She said that she would like to try the B-Natal Green Apple flavor. Her nausea was horrible my last pregnancy so I am hoping to prevent that in some way the second time around! She'd really like to try these out.

The winner of the 16x20 Rolled Canvas Print from Large Format Posters of Uprinting is #8 crumbdonut! She said that she like to make a canvas print of donuts for the kitchen! Yum! :)

Congrats again to all the winners! I will contact each winner by email. If you did not have your email posted please post it here so I can email you! Thanks to all those who participated and don't forget to enter in my contests/giveaways that are going on now! I will also be adding more posts and giveaways soon so stay tuned!

*All winners are chosen by my True Random Number Generator.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Foodie Friday Red Potato Broccoli Soup


Red Potato Broccoli Soup
Adapted from Rookie Cookie

Ingredients:
1 head broccoli, washed and cut into bite-size florets
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp butter
Lawry's seasoned pepper to taste
1 med. onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp dill
dash of rosemary
6-8 red potatoes, washed and cubed
2 cans chicken broth
1/2 cup milk
1/2 a 24 oz tub of sour cream
4 oz of cream cheese, melted

Steam the broccoli separately until tender, about 10 minutes. Set aside.

In a large pot, coat the bottom with the olive oil. Add butter and wait until melted. Add onion and pepper. Stir well and saute until lightly browned. Add garlic, thyme, dill, and rosemary and saute for one minute more. Add the potatoes and chicken broth. Turn heat to high and bring to a boil. Boil for 10-15 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.

Stir in steamed broccoli, milk, sour cream and cream cheese. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper if needed.

If wanted serve with shredded cheddar cheese on top of each serving.

Yields 6 servings.

I am participating in Foodie Friday and contributing to this weeks Foodie Friday.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Wordless Wednesday Shoe Tree

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Foodie Friday Pasta Salad


Pasta Salad

Ingredients:
1 package shell noodles, cooked as package directions say and drained
1/2 16 oz package bacon; cooked, drained and broken to small pieces
1 can pitted and sliced black olives, drained
1 can diced tomatoes, drained
1 can or 2 small jars marinated artichoke hearts
1 bottle ranch dressing

Toss all ingredients together in a large pot and chill in fridge to desired temperature. Enjoy!

Optional Ingredients:
1 avocado; peeled, pitted and cubed
sweet bell peppers, seeded and diced
celery, diced
onion, diced
cheese of choice, shredded
Parmesan cheese
1 can chunk chicken, drained
1 cucumber, peeled and diced
2 hard boiled eggs, peeled and sliced
mushrooms, washed and sliced
dill weed to taste
basil to taste
parsley to taste
thyme to taste
Salt and pepper to taste

Alternatives:
add diced ham instead of bacon
add Italian dressing instead of ranch

I am participating in Foodie Friday and contributing to this weeks Foodie Friday.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wordless Wednesday Babu and Teela

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Starlighter by Bryan Davis FIRST Wild Card Tour Book Review

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!


Today's Wild Card author is:


and the book:


Starlighter

Zondervan (March 19, 2010)

***Special thanks to Pam Mettler, Associate Director of Public Relations, ZonderKidz for sending me a review copy.***

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:




Bryan Davis is the author of the bestselling fantasy series Dragons in Our Midst, Oracles of Fire and Echoes from the Edge. He and his wife, Susie, have seven children and live in western Tennessee where he continues to cook up his imaginative blend of fantasy and inspiration.


Visit the author's website.




Product Details:

List Price: $9.99
Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Zondervan (March 19, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0310718368
ISBN-13: 978-0310718369

TO BROWSE THE BOOK, CLICK ON THE BUTTON BELOW:



Browse Inside

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Victorian Station Review

Victorian Station is an Etsy store I came across when looking for items to review for my daughter Teela's 2nd birthday party. This wonderful shop has lovely things that center around vintage, Victorian, shabby chic, French, and cottage style. They have homemade albums, magnets, journals, notebooks, gift tags, cards, vintage photos, shadow boxes, burlap and collage art, purses and handbags, sachets and pillows.

I received a free set of 3 heart shape sachets filled with 1 cup of lavender buds from France and a touch of flax seed to review for the Princess Tea Party Birthday Blog Carnival that I hosted for my daughter, Teela, on my blog in April. The flannel material has cupcakes, strawberries and flowers on it and I love the fabric. They were great substitutes for bean bags to play games with at the party. They were all tied up with pretty pink satin ribbon when they arrived and smelled absolutely divine! These are perfect size for Teela to hold and she also loved how they smelled. They will go nicely anywhere there needs to be the soothing and relaxing fragrance of lavender. I think we might tuck ours in a: pillow case with a pillow at night, chest full of linens, and room that needs refreshing. I also love the Cupcake bag with vintage pompoms that matches the sachets that I received from her shop.

DISCLAIMER: Thanks to Victorian Station for participating in the the Princess Tea Party Birthday Blog Carnival on my blog and for providing me with the 3 heart shape sachets for free to test and review. My thoughts are mine and my family's own opinion and have not been altered by anyone else. I did not receive any other compensation for doing this review.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Foodie Friday Taco Bake



Taco Bake

Ingredients:
1 lb. ground beef
1 med. onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
1 can diced tomatoes, drained
1 tbsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1 lb. pkg. corn tortillas
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
2 med. tomatoes, chopped

Directions:
In skillet, brown beef, onion, garlic and drain off fat. Stir in tomato sauce, tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and oregano. Heat through. Pour half the mixture into baking dish. Break up corn tortillas in smaller pieces and place on top. Repeat layering adding cheese to the top. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until heated thoroughly and cheese melts on the top.

Other Extras To Top Your Bowl With:
shredded lettuce
avocado
guacamole
olives (green or black)
green onions
sour cream
hot sauce
salsa
re-fried beans

I am participating in Foodie Friday and contributing to this weeks Foodie Friday.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Flutterbye Dreams Review

Flutterbye Dreams is a small shop on Etsy that makes hair clippies, felt finger puppets, mitten clips, soother clips for binkies, felt cookies, felt crowns, felt tooth fairy pillows, and other creations. These creations are handmade and hand sewn in Canada and are very well made.

I received a colorful assortment of 5 felt cookies (one red, purple, orange, pink and blue) and a felt princess crown for free to review for the Princess Tea Party Birthday Blog Carnival that I hosted for my daughter, Teela, on my blog in April. The felt cookies looked good enough to eat! They are embellished with felt icing & sprinkles that are little sparkly beads! The beads are very securely stitched so they won't come off easily. They are a great addition to any play kitchen. This was Teela's first felt food and she thought it was great! The felt pink princess crown was so adorable on Teela and I know she will love to play dress up with it a lot. Flutterbye Dreams definitely pays attention to detail. The crown and the cookies are both perfect for pretend play.

DISCLAIMER: Thanks to Flutterbye Dreams for participating in the the Princess Tea Party Birthday Blog Carnival on my blog and for providing me with the felt cookies and a felt Princess crown for free to test and review. My thoughts are mine and my family's own opinion and have not been altered by anyone else. I did not receive any other compensation for doing this review.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wordless Wednesday Fun With Dry Ice


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Chosen Ones (Aedyn Chronicles, The) by Alister McGrath FIRST Wild Card Tour Book Review

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!


Today's Wild Card author is:


and the book:


Chosen Ones (Aedyn Chronicles, The)

Zondervan (April 13, 2010)

***Special thanks to ***Special thanks to Pam Mettler of ZonderKidz for sending me a review copy.***

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:



Alister E. McGrath is one of the most respected Christian theologians of this century. Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Dr. McGrath currently serves as Professor of Theology, Ministry and Education, and Head of the Centre for Theology, Religion and Culture at King's College, London.


Visit the author's website.

Product Details:

List Price: $14.99
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Zondervan (April 13, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0310718120
ISBN-13: 978-0310718123

TO BROWSE THE BOOK, CLICK ON THE BUTTON BELOW:





Browse Inside
Chosen Ones (The Aedyn Chronicles)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

AddieBugs Review

I was searching for the perfect fabric banner for Teela's 2nd birthday party in April and found one at AddieBugs on Etsy! AddieBugs gave me a free Princess Happy Birthday Re-Useable Fabric and Felt Banner to review for the Princess Tea Party Birthday Blog Carnival that I hosted for my daughter, Teela, on my blog in April. Not only did it have Disney Princesses on it, but it said Happy Birthday too :)

Teela loved it too and recognized some of the Disney princesses on it. Click on the picture and you can see it better. It was such a nice touch to her princess tea party theme! I hung it where everyone could see it in our living room as they came in for the party. It was a big hit! I think these fabric banners are so much better than the paper or plastic ones that you can get because you can re-use them and they are very well made. These are such a great decoration for any party, birthday, celebration or holiday.

DISCLAIMER: Thanks to AddieBugs for participating in the the Princess Tea Party Birthday Blog Carnival on my blog and for providing me with the Princess Happy Birthday Re-Useable Fabric and Felt Banner for free to test and review. My thoughts are mine and my family's own opinion and have not been altered by anyone else. I did not receive any other compensation for doing this review.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Lalo Treasures Review and Happy Birthday to Me


Lalo Treasures is the brand developed by Israeli designer Orna Lalo. Orna, a graduate in art and fashion design, has been creating her works of resin home accessories and jewelry for over 20 years. Bulgaria is where her inspiration and fascination of color and design flowed freely. This is why her pieces are individually hand crafted and assembled by women in the local villages surrounding Orna's factory in Bulgaria. I love that the pieces are very uniquely designed and make me smile every time I see them...which is exactly what Orna had in mind. Retail prices range from $30 up to $240.00.

Today it is my birthday! Happy Birthday to me :) I love fashion and whimsical things speak to me! I saw the Lalo Treasures store on ChicExecs and had to have a piece of her collections for my birthday. I didn't know which one they would send me so it was a surprise when it arrived.

I received a fairy keyring 4789 from the The birds & the Beads collection to review and see for myself. I luv how funky and colorful it is. These pieces are made wonderfully and Orna's artwork is so much fun! I wish all her pieces were available to the USA, but as I found by looking at the other international sites a lot of them are not. Most, however; are reasonably priced and you can change the currency on the website to something other than dollars if desired. I love all of the Ocean Tales collection and the Keyring L&F which has a cool striped pony.

DISCLAIMER: Thanks to ChicExecs, a company which was created to promote small business campaigns, I was able to let you know about this product. I received a sample from Lalo Treasures free of charge. All information about the products I received from the products, ChicExecs, and information from the Lalo Treasures website. My thoughts are mine and my family's own opinion and have not been altered by anyone else. I did not receive any other compensation for doing this review.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Danbury Lane Review

If your searching for some unique and beautiful tutus and tutu sets take a look at Danbury Lane on Etsy! They specialize in tutus for all occasions and you can even order one custom made! Buy now and you can get a Free Matching Fairy Dust Wand with any tutu order! Include message: I HEART FAIRIES along with your color choice at checkout or by conversation. Offer ends May 31st, 2010.

They sent me the Birthday Bonanza Collection Tutu Set from their party and birthday tutus in Pink Taffy that included a tutu, party hat and wand for free to review on my blog for the Princess Tea Party Birthday Blog Carnival that I hosted for my daughter, Teela, on my blog in April. Danbury Lane also threw in a flower hair clip that matched. My Teela looked so darling in this for her birthday party in April and everybody kept commenting on how cute she was :) Teela loved the tutu the most! She pranced around and twirled like a little ballerina. I loved the wonderful craftsmanship. This was such a great addition to her party and because of Danbury Lane she became the bell of the ball :)

Follow the Danbury Lane blog to know about special discounts and giveaways! Fan/Like Danbury Lane on Facebook. Follow Danbury Lane on Twitter.

DISCLAIMER: Thanks to Danbury Lane for participating in the the Princess Tea Party Birthday Blog Carnival on my blog and for providing me with the Birthday Bonanza Collection Tutu Set in Pink Taffy for free to test and review. My thoughts are mine and my family's own opinion and have not been altered by anyone else. I did not receive any other compensation for doing this review.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Oh Nelly Review

Oh Nelly is a great little shop that I came across on Etsy when looking for homemade and handmade items for my daughter Teela's 2nd birthday party in April to review on my blog. My daughter was having a princess tea party theme and so I ran across Oh Nelly's fabric tea sets and thought they looked like fun!

I was thrilled when I received one before my daughter's party and my daughter who saw it wanted to play with it right away...so I gave in and let her :) I received the Jacobean Red and Pink set from Oh Nelly to review on my blog for free for the Princess Tea Party Birthday Blog Carnival that I hosted for my daughter, Teela, on my blog in April. These tea sets are made of fabric and superbly sewn. They are great for pretend play and you never have to clean dishes after a tea party with it. My daughter, Teela, loved pretending to pour the tea into the fabric cups and sip the tea in a ladylike fashion. Along with a fabric teapot she received two fabric tea cups, two fabric saucers, and two fabric heart shaped cookies. This set will be a great heirloom to pass down.

Oh Nelly not only makes these great fabric tea sets, but other handmade things as well. Other things include: baby bibs, baby onesies, games, aprons, etc.

DISCLAIMER: Thanks to Oh Nelly for participating in the the Princess Tea Party Birthday Blog Carnival on my blog and for providing me with the Jacobean Red and Pink fabric tea set for free to test and review. My thoughts are mine and my family's own opinion and have not been altered by anyone else. I did not receive any other compensation for doing this review.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Uprinting 16x20 Rolled Canvas Print Giveaway



The above picture is a photo I took of my husband and Teela petting some horses. I am going to make it into a Canvas print by Uprinting and Large Format Posters.

Because my blog is sponsored by Uprinting they offer gifts for me and giveaways for you! Now they are offering me and one of you a free 16x20 inch Rolled Photo Canvas Print from LargeFormatPosters.com, a member of Uprinting, and is sponsoring/hosting this giveaway. I am excited to be able to choose photo to become a canvas print :)

Turn your most precious moments into masterpieces! Get that artist’s feel and transform your favorite photos or work into canvas art. These thick and high-quality canvases are ultra durable and will a long time.

WIN IT:
16x20 Rolled Canvas Print for One (1) Winner
Specifications: 1 Business Day Turnaround

Mandatory:
1. Leave a comment explaining how you would use the Canvas Print if you won and what picture you might use. (example: a poster of your favorite travel destination on your wall in your office)

Additional entries:
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3. Blog about this giveaway on your blog and provide me with the link. Make sure you have the link to this post and LargeFormatPosters.com in your blog entry or it won't count. (2 extra entries)

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6. List this giveaway on any giveaway listing website or blog and tell me where you listed it. (2 extra)

7. Add me on twitter and retweet this: Tweet this: @finamoon: @uprinting WIN 16x20 Rolled Canvas Print #giveaway http://bit.ly/dq3Q2f (Daily Extras are Available)

8. Fan Uprinting on Facebook. (1 extra entry)

9. Follow Uprinting on Twitter. (1 extra entry)

Make sure you leave me your email in all posts so that I can contact you. This contest ends on Friday May 28, 2010 at midnight (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada). This Giveaway is open to U.S. Only and entrants also get FREE UPS Ground Shipping!!

DISCLAIMER:
Because my blog is sponsored by Uprinting they offer gifts for me and giveaways for my readers! They are offering me and one of my readers an 16x20 rolled canvas print. I am excited to be able to make a 16x20 rolled canvas print with a picture of my choice. My thoughts are mine and my family's own opinion and have not been altered by anyone else. I did not receive any other compensation for doing this post.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Road Trip

We are starting off on an adventure tomorrow. My family needs a break from all the stress and stuff has been happening lately. So, we are taking a road trip and bringing our camper pop-up tent trailer hitched to the back of our family van. Oh, and yes, the dog, Prince, is coming with :) Our plan is to go across country from Oregon to Ohio and then on to Massachusetts for a bit...then back again. All of this travel will be taking place for 22 days...so, expect me to be offline for most of that. I will be popping my head in a bit to check email and possibly blog a little...but don't expect much until I am back. We have scheduled this tour of sorts to see friends and family that otherwise couldn't come to my daughter's memorial service and to see all the sights along the way. It will also be a grand homeschooling/learning experience for my kids.

P&G's Thank You Mom Reunions Contest

My mother doesn't live that far away so I get to see her more often than a lot of people do their mothers. Above is a picture of her with my daughter, Teela, when my daughter was a newborn. My mom is wonderful and I am so very grateful she is around to help when things get stressful or just when I need her. I am comforted by her not just on the phone long distance, but since she only lives 3 hours from me she can visit. When my daughter, Teela, had her birthday party on the 9th of April she was there and when my daughter, Tatiana, passed away she was also there. I am glad we don't live too far away from each other. A while back I wrote about my mother and how she was there for my family and I...especially for my daughter Tatiana (I didn't mention there, but my dad had been just as helpful with her.). They both miss her just as much as we do because they got to know her quite a bit. I am very thankful to both my parents for all their help and support!!

Mother's Day is almost here and in celebration Proctor & Gamble is kicking off the "Thank You Mom Reunions" contest to reunite Moms and their children for milestone family moments they otherwise might have missed.

Thank You Mom Reunion Contest Details

"Thank You Mom Reunions" will bring together 105 moms with their children, who are unable to do so on their own. Consumers are invited to log onto Thank You Mom and enter to win a travel voucher to help cover the cost of a special reunion with their mom or mom figure in their life.

How to Win a 'Thank You Mom' Reunion

* Entrants must submit a 100 word essay describing why they’d like to be united with their mom.
* Consumers vote for their favorite entries.
* 15 winners will be chosen every month through November.
* Enter to win a travel voucher to help cover the cost of a special reunion with their mom or mom figure in their life.
* Winners will also receive a portable digital video camera to capture their reunion and are encouraged to share the video on http://bit.ly/PGtymO2O.

Specific contest rules and regulations can be found online at www.thankyoumom.com.

P&G's "Thank You Mom" campaign is aimed to touch and improve the lives of families across the country in small, but meaningful ways & help celebrate the role moms play in our families.

DISCLAIMER: Thanks to One2One Network that provided me with this information to share with my readers. I did not receive any compensation for sharing this information, but by posting about this campaign and reporting the link to One2One Network by May 31st, I will be entered to win one of ten gift cards (1x $100, 2x$75, 3x$50, 4x$25). I also thought that it was for a very good cause and wanted to share.

Let’s Have a Daddy Day by Karen Kingsbury FIRST Wild Card Tour Book Review

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!


Today's Wild Card author is:


and the book:


Let’s Have a Daddy Day

Zonderkidz (April 13, 2010)

***Special thanks to Pam Mettler of ZonderKidz for sending me a review copy.***

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury has written more than forty of her Life-Changing Fiction titles and has nearly sixteen million in print. Dubbed by Time magazine as the Queen of Christian Fiction, Karen receives hundreds of letters each week and considers her readers friends. Her fiction has made her one of the country’s favorite storytellers, and one of her novels, Like Dandelion Dust, is under production for an upcoming major motion picture release. Her emotionally gripping titles include the popular Baxter family novels, the 9/11 Series, Even Now, Ever After, and Between Sundays. Karen and her husband, Don, live in the Pacific Northwest with their six children, three of whom are adopted from Haiti. You can find out more about Karen, her books, and her appearance schedule at her website.

Dan Andreasen lives in Medina, Ohio, with his wife and three children. He has illustrated more than thirty picture books. When his daughter was asked by her first grade teacher, “What kind of work does your daddy do?” she replied, “He colors.”





Product Details:

List Price: $15.99
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Zonderkidz (April 13, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0310712157
ISBN-13: 978-0310712152

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Let's Have a Daddy Day

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

B-natal Review and Giveaway

Today I went to my doctor and got an ultrasound done. I got to see the baby for my first time and get the first ultrasound pictures. I am officially 16 weeks into my pregnancy and the baby's due date is October 20, 2010. The baby was being shy so I still do not know what gender the baby is. I bet you didn't know that I am expecting. I didn't divulge this information until now for many reasons. One being I had a miscarriage in August of 2009 and I wanted to make sure this pregnancy was going to be OK. I still hope that it is. I usually have morning sickness throughout my first trimester and a little in my second, which you know can strike at any time of day! I had treated it by sniffing lemons, eating snacks throughout the day...crackers are good, and now I know of another great remedy to use.

Available as a cherry-flavored TheraPop or green apple-flavored lozenge, B-natal products provide "sweet relief from morning sickness" with safe and soothing sugar and vitamin B6, which has been found to provide soothing relief of symptoms. Over 70% of pregnant women experience morning sickness associated with pregnancy. If you are pregnant and experiencing symptoms of morning sickness, B-natal products are probably right for you.

I received a sample of B-natal green apple-flavored lozenges to try. I have enjoyed them very much and they have helped greatly with my morning sickness. I love the green apple taste which makes them more enjoyable.



WIN IT:
Mary at MomSelect has has generously offered a sample of either B-natal TheraPops or lozenges to one of my readers to win.

Mandatory:
1. Go to the B-natal website and tell me by commenting on this post which flavor you would like to try.

Additional entries:
1. Subscribe to my blog by email and let me know. (2 extra entries)

2. Become my fan on facebook and write that you are entering this giveaway on my wall. (1 extra entry)

3. Blog about this giveaway on your blog and provide me with the link. Make sure you have the link to this post and B-natal in your blog entry or it won't count. (2 extra entries)

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Make sure you leave me your email in all posts so that I can contact you. This contest ends on Friday May 28, 2010 at midnight (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada). This Giveaway is open to U.S. Only!!

DISCLAIMER: Thanks to MomSelect and BSM Media and Everidis Health Sciences for giving me information about the B-natal TheraPops and lozenges and for providing me a sample of B-natal green apple-flavored lozenges for free to try and review and another product sample to give away to one of your readers/followers as part of a customized giveaway. My thoughts are mine and my family's own opinion and have not been altered by anyone else. I did not receive any other compensation for doing this review.

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