Harry Potter, TMNT, and Star Wars Model Kits – IncrediBuilds Giveaway

Adding any sort of 3D element to creative play is always fun. But when you're able to personally customize your favorite officially licensed characters from all the best new--and old--movies? That's a whole new level of awesome. I'm so excited to introduce you to IncrediBuilds. They have Harry Potter, TMNT, and Star Wars Model Kits, just to name a few. I received product to facilitate this post … [Read more...]

Round 2 – We Opened 7 Surprise Boxes Live – Giveaway

We had so much fun opening all the surprise boxes last time we decided to do it again. This time we had 7 to go through and it was a blast! We were broadcasting live from Periscope and YouTube Live. Check out all the great stuff we received. This post contains affiliate links. 7 Surprise Boxes I had a bit of a hiccup when setting up my YouTube Live broadcast. I'm not sure what happened but … [Read more...]

Earth Day Activities Kids Will Love Any Day

Earth Day activities kids will love are pretty easy to come up with. But with these awesome books and supplies you'll be set for any and every day! After all, I am a firm believer that every day should be Earth Day! Product was received to facilitate this post and affiliate links are included to help support this blog. Earth Day Activities Kids Will Love National Geographic has a fantastic … [Read more...]

Ahead of My Reading Goals Because of My Kindle Unlimited Account

At the beginning of this year I set a goal to read 12 books in 12 months. Well, I'm excited to report that I'm ahead of my reading goals thanks to my Kindle Unlimited account. I love it so much and I think everyone should be taking advantage of it. Affiliate links are included to help support this blog. My Kindle Unlimited Account So it's now month 3 of the year and I'm halfway through my … [Read more...]

I Cannot Wait for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

For those of us that have loved The Hunger Games trilogy since they were written what feels like forever ago, the grand finale of the film series has been much anticipated. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 is almost here. This post was sponsored by Lionsgate as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. All thoughts and opinions shared here are my own. Mockingjay Part 2 I … [Read more...]

The Doctor On Demand Diet Book is Awesome

Many of you probably know already that I recently graduated with a degree in nutrition science. When I was asked to review The Doctor On Demand Diet book, the first thing I did was read about the author. When I saw all her credentials and years of experience, I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book. While I received this book for review, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Doctor On … [Read more...]

The Day that Taught me About Faith

Faith is not a word that I commonly use. A lot of people say things like, "You just have to have faith," and I understand what they mean, but never really had the core belief that would allow me to trust in something outside my understanding to guide me. This post contains affiliate links, but this story is my own. I have mentioned many times in posts that my Grandparents raised me. My … [Read more...]

5 Free Books I Added to My Summer Reading List

One good thing about all this crumby weather we've been having this summer is that I am catching up on all my reading goals. I was recently given a subscription to Kindle Unlimited for a blog campaign. I didn't pay much attention to it at first, and then realized just how awesome it is! Even if you don't have a membership to that, these are five books I added to my summer reading list because they … [Read more...]

The Ultimates – 1 of 8 Things You Might not Know About the Avengers

With the amazing popularity of The Avengers - also known as The Ultimates - I thought it might be cool to take a trip deep, deep into geekdom and enlighten you on 8 things you might not know about The Avengers (The Ultimates) if you're strictly a fan of the movies. The Avengers are the Ultimates and Other Cool Stuff Let me start off by saying that the past few years have been some of the best of … [Read more...]

The Best Fantasy Novels for Young Adults

I've put together my picks for the best fantasy novels for young adults because, well... I'm a geek. I love all things geeky, and that includes fantasy novels. Although, I love my video games, I think reading is an awesome way to spend time, and I think more people should be doing it. That's why I've compiled my top picks in this article for the best fantasy novels for young adults. This post … [Read more...]

5 Books for Entrepreneurs – Make it Happen

If you're starting your own business, you should invest in books for entrepreneurs. Nobody knows everything, and that's especially true for the businessman or woman just starting out. Books like this are great tools to help you in all aspects of your budding business. I know. I've read a ton of them! This post contains affiliate links, but all opinions are my own. 5 Books for Entrepreneurs … [Read more...]

A Fresh Start Feels Great #ReadMore $100 Kobo Giveaway

Part of starting a New Year is the feeling of getting a fresh start. Even though it's really just another day, there is something so refreshing about starting anew. That is one of my favorite things about reading a new book. It's a brand new story with a life of its own. One of my resolutions for 2015 is to read more. With the Kobo App, I am doing just that. Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA … [Read more...]

Personalized Story Book Gift for Kids

Last year I received a special book gift that was made just for my niece. It was a unique gift that had the letters of her name spelled out in the story. This year I was excited to work with I See Me! a creator of personalized story books to create a book gift for my son. I received this unique gift from internationally award winning publisher Chronicle Books in exchange for my review, all … [Read more...]

A Special Storybook Makes A Special Gift

Welcome to the Holiday Gift guide for the littlest ones on your list. I love learning about cute ways to personalize the toys and books my little guy plays with – and the All About Me! Personalized storybook from Lakeshore Learning is perfect. I received this product from Lakeshore Learning in exchange for this post and my review, all opinions are my own. All About Me! Personalized Storybook Our … [Read more...]

Classic Literature for the Little Ones

I sat down and read Moby Dick with my 10 month old tonight… the BabyLit version of course. I love reading with our little guy, but not so much that we could make it through the 206,052 words of the real thing. BabyLit introduces classic literature to little ones in easy to read, board books that teach colors, numbers, and other simple words to little learning minds. I received a selection of … [Read more...]

Mason Jar Salads for Lunch Ideas

Mason Jar Salads and more by Julia Mirabella is a colorful and lovely book containing 50 layered lunches to grab and go. I received a copy for review, but all opinions are my own. Mason jar meals are huge right now. People have gotten so creative with mason jars and they seem to be everywhere lately. This post also contains affiliate links. I made a delicious caesar salad from the book. It's … [Read more...]

Spooky Campfire Stories Come Alive with Audible

Spooky campfire stories are one of the most fun parts of family camping. When I was a kid, our campfire stories were either read from a book or recounted by memory. With Audible, scary stories can be enjoyed by the entire family at the same time. This way no one knows what's coming, and everyone can be surprised and spooked at the same time. This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was … [Read more...]

HOLE has a New Cover Thanks to YOU #HOLEtheBook

At our last Twitter Party for #HOLEtheBook, we discussed book covers. We even let you see a few different versions that HOLE has been wearing over the last couple years. (If you missed the party, don't worry, I'm sharing the covers again below.) I'm excited to announce that a new cover has been designed with all your feedback taken into consideration! I did not receive compensation for this post, … [Read more...]

Don’t Miss the #HOLEtheBook Twitter Party

Did you attend the last #HOLEtheBook Twitter Party? Well, if not, you've got another chance to win great prizes and tweet with the author! PLUS, HOLE will be free to download that day! If you haven't read HOLE yet, you really should. It's different, exciting and thought-provoking. It's the perfect novel for summer reading! This post contains affiliate links, but all opinions are our own. Make … [Read more...]

RSVP for the #HOLEtheBook Twitter Party

When was the last time you read something truly unique? Well, HOLE is just that. Whether you're curling up in a hammock or stuck in transit traveling to far away lands, HOLE is an entertaining, moving and passionate story to awaken new thoughts about life. <<< HOLE is FREE today (Thursday) ONLY! Get your Free copy now!!! >>> This novel, based on a true story, opens the mind and … [Read more...]

Books for Tweens from National Geographic

National Geographic has the perfect solution to prevent summer brain drain from setting into your tweens. I received copies of these books to facilitate this post but all thoughts and opinions are my own. National Geographic Books The importance of reading cannot be stressed enough. But how can we get our kids to like it? Well, giving them interesting material is a good start. And, I also find … [Read more...]

Educational Fun with PLAY-DOH

Even as an adult, I love PLAY-DOH. Tip: it is fun to play with to relive stress. When I was little, I was a professional at making snow men (it's three different sized ball shaped pieces stacked on top of each other, not too hard, you could try it out for yourself). Recently, Silver Dolphin Books took PLAY-DOH to a whole new level with educational books. After receiving a variety of their books … [Read more...]

Recipe Ideas from European Cookies Cookbook

Christmas is coming quickly, are you ready yet? One of the traditions I enjoy about Christmas is having a variety of cookies and treats in the kitchen. Since we have our own home now, I have realized it is ME that is going to have to fill the kitchen with cookies and treats. As I hunt to find family favorites, I was excited to review a copy of a new cook book full of cookies, European Cookies for … [Read more...]

Cute Animal Photo Book Celebrating Family

I am not usually one to fall for a cute animal pictures, with all the cooing about the cuteness I usually roll my eyes. However, when I was contacted to review a photo book about inter-species animal families, I couldn't pass it up. One Big Happy Family is a heartwarming book full of stories about amazing animals who have reached out to save the lives of baby animals from other species. Cute … [Read more...]

Personalized Children’s Book

Thanksgiving is almost here, and right after that starts the mad dash to Christmas. I am already working on narrowing down the shopping list, and I feel like I have made some great finds! For my littlest niece, I was so excited to partner with I See Me, Inc. to make a My Very Own Fairy Tale book that features her name in the story. I See Me - My Very Own Personalized Children's Book Growing up, … [Read more...]

My Counting Party Book Giveaway

Compensation was received for this post as a part of my blogger promotion packages.  This giveaway is hosted by MyFairyTaleBooks.  Head on over to enter to win. BLOG GIVEAWAY: My Counting Party Giveaway WHO CAN ENTER: US only EXPIRES: 10/13/2013 PRIZE(S): One winner will receive My Counting Party - a personalized book. CLICK TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY! … [Read more...]

Chicken Soup For the Soul From Lemons to Lemonade

Chicken Soup for the Soul has released a new book – Chicken Soup for the Soul: From Lemons to Lemonade. Featuring 101 personal stories from readers turning something negative into a positive, I was excited to read through the stories – and see where I could find negatives in my own life that would be simple to turn to positives. I received a copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul: From Lemons to … [Read more...]

Hank Finds an Egg Creative Storybook

Lately my husband and I have been acquiring children’s books – we want to know what we are reading before we read it to our little one. Of course it is important to make sure that there isn’t something we do not agree with "preached" to our child through a story book, but we also want something that is fun for us as parents to read. Hank Finds an Egg by Rebecca M. Dudley is a great book for this, … [Read more...]

Running Against Traffic Book Review

Lately I have been leery of starting new books, most of the books I have opened up, I cannot put them down. This does NOT bode well for my sleep schedule or my to do list! However, I stopped any progress in my life to read Running Against Traffic by Gaelen VanDenbergh that I had received for review. I am happy to report… it was SO good, and I have no regrets about losing my sleep because I … [Read more...]

HeartfeltBooks.com Personalized Christmas Gifts Review

With Christmas fast approaching and my gift list growing longer, I am starting to feel the stress that I feel every year as I ask myself, "What can I get that is extra special for those who mater most in my life?" I have made personalized photo books as gifts in the past, and although everyone loves them, they are (for me) very time consuming! I want to be able to give my loved ones a gift that is … [Read more...]

The Lucky One Movie Review

The Lucky One is a great movie that really surprised me.  This review may contain spoilers, but I will try my best not to give too much away. Product received for review. Post contains affiliate links. The Lucky One The Lucky One is based on a best-selling novel by Nicholas Sparks.  It stars Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling and Blythe Danner.  This romantic drama is directed by Academy … [Read more...]

Create Customized Books with Paper Hat Press

Paper Hat Press  custom-made books are beautifully illustrated children's books that can be personalized in many ways. Each fun and meaningful story offers you the option to add your child's name, unique qualities, favorite pets or toys, favorite places, favorite food, child's birthday, names of parents, family members, or caregiver. You can also customize the story's main character! You have the … [Read more...]

Arizona Gladiator Fire Relief Effort

Arizona Gladiator Fire Relief Effort Not too long ago I wrote a review on a book called "Magic Bridge", set in Crown King, Arizona. Curiously, a little over a week ago my employer sent me to Arizona for business, and I not only drove past Crown King, but stayed in a hotel a short distance away for the week. It was during this stay that I watched as the area surrounding Crown King caught fire, … [Read more...]

National Geographic Kids – Ultimate Weird but True Book Review

National Geographic Kids Ultimate Weird but True Book Let's talk about a great last-minute gift for kids! This book is amazing and has so many interesting wild and wacky facts in it that they will love reading these pages! It will keep your kids occupied for hours! This book is big, bright, bold and has over 1000 facts in it...the facts that prove the truth really is stranger than … [Read more...]

The Mommy MD Guides Review

The Mommy MD Guides Although this is my third pregnancy, I still have a lot of questions. I wonder about things that I forgot with my first two pregnancies. I wonder about our baby girl's growth and development. I wonder about certain feelings I have, among many other things. I believe with each pregnancy things are somewhat different, if not completely. Mine have mostly been the same, however, I … [Read more...]

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Devotional Stories for Tough Times

Chicken Soup for the Soul books are quickly becoming my favorites.  It's such a perfect way to escape a bit whenever you need it.  I love the way they are broken up into short stories so it's not a huge commitment.  I am the type of person that can't put a book down mid-chapter, so these are a stress-free read. This book is a little more religious than I am used to.  I am not a very religious … [Read more...]

Daughter of Smoke and Bone Book Review

When I sat down to read Daughter of Smoke and Bone, I did not know what to expect. The cover was engaging; as was the synopsis, however I have read books of this ilk before and was not impressed. So, settling into my reading chair, I opened the book. From the first sentence, I was hooked. Post contains affiliate links. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor From her rich yet succinct … [Read more...]

3 Children’s Books from Five Star Publications

    Little Skiff's Moving Adventures by Dany Pierar-Deviche, Cheery by Elizabeth W. Davidson, and My Bonus Mom by Tami Butcher With all these new gadgets out--iPads, Kindles, eReaders, etc.--I feel like the good ol' fashioned book is loosing face.  This may be okay with some adults who are looking to carry less weight in their bag, or save room on a shelf.  But, for kids, I think books are … [Read more...]

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for the Young at Heart

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for the Young at Heart The newest release from Chicken Soup for the Soul is geared toward seniors.  It consists of 101 stories about people enjoying life after sixty.  The stories are entertaining, uplifting, inspiring and fun!  It goes to show you that you can have a whole new life to look forward to after retirement. Product was received for review … [Read more...]

DK Eyewitness Books Review

Eyewitness: Flight and Eyewitness: Predator Product was received for review purposes and this post may contain affiliate links. With all the Kindles, iPads and reading gadgets out there, ebooks seem to be getting quite popular.  But, for me you just can't beat a real book.  I love snuggling up under the covers with my kids and flipping through actual pages.  With DK Eyewitness books, you get the … [Read more...]

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Just for Preteens

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Just for Preteens Since I am a member of the Chicken Soup for the Soul blog network, I get to check out all the new releases!   I truly enjoy all of their books.  They are always so inspiring and uplifting. Product was received for review purposes and this post may contain affiliate links. The latest book is for preteens.  The last one was for teenagers and in my … [Read more...]

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Just for Teenagers

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Just for Teenagers Since I am a member of the Chicken Soup for the Soul blog network, I get to check out all the new releases!   I truly enjoy all of their books.  They are always so inspiring and uplifting. Product was received for review purposes and this post may contain affiliate links. The latest book is for teenagers.  Although I am certainly far from a … [Read more...]

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