Saturday, December 3, 2016

"Jesus is Born" by Sophie Piper #Review & #Giveaway! (US/CAN) Ends 12/14 #HolidayGiftGuide #HGG2016

No story is more beloved—or more often told—than the story of the first Christmas, when Jesus was born. In text that echoes the language of the Gospels of Luke and Matthew, Jesus Is Born tells the entire story of the nativity, from the angel Gabriel’s awe-inspiring message to the Virgin Mary to the miraculous birth of Christ in a lowly manger in Bethlehem; from the luminous star that led shepherds and three wise men to the newborn king to King Herod’s terrible threat and God’s promise to keep Jesus, Mary, and Joseph safe. A timeless and complete retelling of the tale, Jesus Is Born is the perfect introduction to the story at the heart of Christmas.

JESUS IS BORN by Sophie Piper (author) and Anne Yvonne Gilbert (illustrator): The good news of Jesus’s birth is brought to life in this instant classic. With illustrations full of detail and emotion from one of the world’s most celebrated artists, Jesus Is Born will be treasured by parents and children alike. “This accessible retelling is more complete than most Nativity stories for children. . . An excellent choice for church libraries and Christian families who want a contemporary retelling of the Christmas story.” —Kirkus Reviews

My Review:
Jesus is Born is a beautifully illustrated book that is for children and grown ups a like. It combines the stories of the birth of Jesus from The Gospel of Luke and The Gospel of Matthew. It's a must own and read book for everyone around Christmas time and on Christmas Eve. I can't wait to share it with my three children! I want to wait until Christmas Eve to read it to them and explain to them why we celebrate Christmas and about the birth of our Savior.

Buy It!

Win It!

Enter below to win your own copy of "Jesus is Born" using the Giveaway Tools form below. Giveaway is open to residents in all 50 U.S. States and Canada. No P.O.Boxes, sorry. Giveaway ends on 12/14.

Disclosure: I received a copy of "Jesus is Born" from Skypony press in exchange for my post. No other compensation was exchanged or received.

Shop at for Handmade Christmas Gifts From Around the World! #Review #Giveaway! Ends 12/13 #HolidayGiftGuide #HGG2016 #HANDMADE4LIFE

Artisans from around the world (many living in rural communities) don't have the means to sell their work on the international market. NOVICA gives them a free platform to do this, and reach customers on a global scale.

They operate a completely transparent system where artisans have all the control. They are free to raise or lower their own prices, can withdraw their products at any time, and can even put their items on sale.

In a world where there are so many mass produced products, with no record of who made them, and under what conditions, NOVICA gives you the choice to say no to sweat shops and child labor, and to vote with your wallet for a happier world.

Some of my favorites are:

Lucky Elephant Cotton Shoulder Bag

Hand Carved Wood Apple Puzzle Box, 'Forbidden Fruit'

Wood travel chess set, 'Challenger's Match'

My Review:
I had a chance to review a pair of Dragonfly Earrings and a set of Soapstone Tealight Candle Holders! I love them both. The earrings aren't too long or too small. The candle holders are the perfect size for any shelf or table. Very good quality items. Most items comes wrapped with ribbon ready to give to someone for their birthday or Christmas!

Ordering items from Novica was easy and pleasurable. I honestly couldn't pick what I wanted. There were so many beautiful jewelry items, candle holders, scarfs, ornaments, glassware, hand bags, clothing items and more! They have gifts from under $20, up to a few hundred dollars! I feel that there's something for every person on your list for Christmas this year! (And don't forget to log into your Ebates account, as you can also earn money while you shop!)

Enter To Win Below!

Enter below using the Giveaway Tools form for a chance to win a $35.00 Gift Code to! Giveaway is open to all 50 U.S. States and Canada. Giveaway ends 12/13/16.

Disclosure: I received a gift code from Novica in exchange for my post. No other compensation was exchange or received.

Saturday 12/3, Low Entry #Giveaways!

Two Movie Tickets @AtomTickets - U.S. - 24/7 Mom *RC

Set of Alpha-Mania Adventures storybooks (5 of them) - U.S. - 24/7 Mom *RC

Personalized Christmas Sing Along Book with CD from ISeeMe - U.S. - 24/7 Mom *RC

Walk Into Silence - book (2 Winners) - U.S. - Dru's Book Musings

Andy Steves’ "Europe: City-Hopping on a Budget" - book - All 50 U.S. States/Canada - More Time to Travel

Over 250 Entries:
Beginner Seo and Keyword Tutorial Course (@10:59pm CST) - U.S. - Practical Frugality *GT

Shape Mags 100 Piece Classic Set - U.S. - 24/7 Mom *RC

Two Christmas Gift Pack for Kids - U.S. - Shine Kids Crafts *RC

Friday, December 2, 2016

A Farmer's Alphabet - Children's book #Review & #Giveaway! (U.S.) Ends 12/11 #HolidayGiftGuide

Award-Winning Book Pairs Each Letter of the Alphabet with an Animal, Plant, or Natural Feature on a Sustainable Farm in Southern Maryland

The latest book by author and illustrator duo Charles Long and Christina Allen offers a fresh take on an old favorite – an ABC book celebrating sustainable farming illuminated by captivating rhymes and gorgeous watercolor illustrations.

“A Farmer’s Alphabet” takes young readers on a walk through a sustainable farm in southern Maryland. Pairing each letter of the alphabet with an animal, plant, or natural feature, the book offers lovely rhymes and a number of new words that children and their parents will appreciate, all set off by Allen’s charming illustrations.

A few examples:
E is for eagle and eggs from a hen. F is for fallow, for frog, fly, and fen.
I is for ice in the wintertime white. J is for jelly in jars sealed up tight.
O is for owls, for onions, and oats. P is for pumpkins, potatoes, and poults.

“A Farmer’s Alphabet” received the 2016 Silver Moonbeam Award for Alphabet/Counting Books, 2016 Evergreen Bronze Medal for Nature Conservation and the Bronze This Is Living Award, a category that included all books, not just those for children. Likewise, “Momma Tree,” the first book published together by Long and Allen, won the Moonbeam Gold Book Award and the Mom’s Choice Gold National Book Award.

Allen comments, “Sustainable living topics are very popular now. ‘A Farmer’s Alphabet’ introduces children to food and farming topics, and most of the paintings are from our own sustainable farm.”
“This book is a treasure. Every illustration could be framed on your wall…The children will love the new words they discover, and adults too will want to own this entire work of art.” ~ Amazon Review (Five Stars) by Rebecca L. Benton

Charles Long was born in Philadelphia, PA, but moved to New York City when he was very young. He studied monkeys in college, majoring in, among other things, anthropology at Brooklyn College and the University of Wisconsin. Eventually he went to seminary to become a pastor. Today, Charles lives in southern Maryland. He loves music (especially Bruce Cockburn), Colorado, the Green Bay Packers, the New York Yankees, and rescued greyhounds. After all, monkeys don’t make good pets.

Christina Allen lives on a sustainable homestead in southern Maryland with her husband Frank and a flock of sheep, chickens, and heirloom turkeys. Her first book, “A Micro-Chip on my shoulder; A True Story of a Little Poult,” won the Indie Award for Excellence in Children’s Books in the nonfiction category. Christina received her B.F.A. from the University of Rhode Island and her M.A.T. from Rhode Island School of Design. You can see a documentary film of her farm at

My Review:
A Farmer's Alphabet is a beautifully illustrated alphabet book. I feel that every child should have a copy, even if they live in the city or on a farm, they would really enjoy this book! My four year old daughter loved seeing the chicken, lambs and more. She likes us to read this book to her a lot, and it's helping her to remember her ABC's.

Buy It:

Purchase your copy today on Amazon (affl. link) or at your local book retailer.

Win It!

Enter below using the Giveaways Tools form for a chance to Win a copy of "A Farmer's Alphabet" children's book! Giveaway ends on 12/11/16 and is open to residents who live in the main 48 continental United States only.

Disclosure: I received one copy of "A Farmer's Alphabet" children's book in exchange for my post. No other compensation was exchanged or received.

Friday 12/2, Low Entry #Giveaways!

Nine Lives DVD - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire *RC

Monogrammed Bar Necklace from Powder & Jade Etsy shop - All 50 U.S. States - We Got the Funk *RC

Over 250 Entries:
Personalized Christmas Ornament from (@11pm CST) - U.S. - Parenting in Progress *GL

Digital copy of "The Breakup Support Group" by Cheyanne Young - Worldwide - Rockin' Book Reviews *RC

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Thursday 12/1, Low Entry #Giveaways!

Where Jesus Slept - children's book (@10pm CST) - U.S. - Momma4Life *GT

Fifteen packages of stickers from Faith that Sticks (@10:59pm CST) - U.S. - Books, Bargains, Blessings *GT

$100 TREETOPIA Gift Card - U.S. - Style, Decor & More

Over 250 Entries:
T-Shirt of your choice from Heads up shirt designs Etsy shop - US/CAN - Love to be in the Kitchen *RC

ChapStick Seasonal Package - Operation 40K *RC

Katamino Puzzle Game - U.S. - The Life of a Home Mom *RC

Christmas Forest Wreath - U.S. - The Naptime Reviewer *RC

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Wednesday 11/30, Low Entry #Giveaways!

Rayovac Prize Package (@1pm CST) - U.S. - Quirky Inspired *GT

37 Piece Disney Princess Wall Decal Set (@10:59pm CST) - Main 48 Continental U.S. States - Mixed Reviews *GT

Garden of Life's mykind Organics Plant Collagen Builder - U.S. - Two boys and a hubby *GL

The Broken Way - book, DVD & Study Guide - U.S. - Radical Christian Woman *RC

Lincoln Logs Starter Kit - U.S. - Operation 40K *RC

Sway - A Game of Debate & Silver Linings - All 50 U.S. States - Obsessed by Portia *RC

"Love Letters From God" - children's book - All 50 U.S. States/Canada - Try It-Like It *RC

Christmas Love Letters From God - children's book - US/CAN - Ladybug Daydreams *GT

Over 250 Entries:
Printable Motivated Moms Planner (2 Winners) (@11am CST) - Worldwide - Homemaking Organized *GT

Coobie Seamless Bra (@1pm CST) - U.S. - A Simple Life, really? *GT

$10 Amazon Gift Card (@10:59pm CST) - U.S. - Books, Bargains, Blessings *GT

Copy of "Yeah Baby!," Jillian Michaels Body Shred workout tank, and a Takeya classic water bottle (@10:59pm CST) - U.S. - Lille Punkin *GT

SpacePop: Not Your Average Princesses CD and a SpacePop Sketch Portfolio - U.S. - Heck of a Bunch *RC

3 month subscription to Little Passports - U.S. - Parenting in Progress *GL

Brentwood Home Organic Pillows ($280 Value) - All 50 U.S. States - Blonde Mom Blog *GT

Chevron Necklace & Earrings from HB Laser Engraving - All 50 U.S. States - The Shop Gal *RC

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tuesday 11/29, Low Entry #Giveaways!

Digital Copy of "Pete’s Dragon" (4 Winners) - U.S. - Nashville Fun For Families *RC

Three Day Supply of Shakeology - U.S. - I Thought I Knew Mama *RC

FREE Month to Stroller Strong Moms in Kyle ($50 Value) - Kyle, Texas, or near there - Hays Happenings *RC

Sephora Beauty Bag (full of some really great products - full and sample size) and the Kat Von D Bag (Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Kimchi, Benefit they Are Real Mascara, Becca Backlight Priming Filter, Nars Velvet Matte Lip Color, Rosebud Perfume Co. Lip Balm, Bumble and Bumble Don’t Blow It and Farmacy Skin Dew Hydrating Essence Mist & Setting Spray) - Worldwide - Glamour and Gloss

Over 250 Entries:
Personalized Christmas Ornament from (12pm CST) - U.S. - Modern Day Gramma *GT

"Legacy Discovered" by Kerry Reis (2 Winners) - US/CAN - Says Me Says Mom *RC

D. Wade’s - Get It Hoops - U.S. - Woven by Words *RC

GoGo Squeez sample boxes - U.S. - The Daily Fitness Journal *RC

One Small Donkey - children's book - U.S. - Bless Their Hears Mom *RC

My Christmas Sing Along and CD Gift Set - U.S. - Life With Heidi *RC

Monday, November 28, 2016

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals

Looking for the best deals on holiday shopping during Cyber Monday? Swagbucks is offering increased cash back from stores like Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, or Target and get cash back or gift cards to your favorite stores! Swagbucks will also offer amazing one-day deals to try out new products and services, earning you even more free gift cards.

This page has everything you need to take advantage of some great "shopportunities" for Cyber Monday!

If you haven't heard of them, is an easy, quick way to earn cash back and gift cards by shopping online or doing other everyday activities like taking surveys or watching videos. When you do those things, you earn points (called SB) that you redeem for PayPal cash or gift cards to places like Amazon, Walmart, Target, Starbucks, and more!

Just for signing up through me, you can earn a $3 (300 SB) bonus if you earn 300 SB before December 1st - if you spend at least $25 shopping through Swagbucks during that time, you'll get another $2 (200 SB) bonus!

Take advantage of these great deals - sign up now.

Monday 11/28, Low Entry #Giveaways!

Jar of Mild Thick & Chunky Salsa, 1 jar of Medium Thick & Chunky Salsa, 1 jar of Hot Thick & Chunky Salsa, 1 bag of Authentic Original Tortilla Chips, 1 bag of Rounds Original Tortilla Chips and 1 bag of Strips Original Tortilla Chips - U.S. Style, Decor & More

Dr. Formulated Relax & Restore - U.S. - Two Kids and a Hubby *GL

Tervis Tumbler - U.S. - Kids and Deals *RC

Christmas Love Letters from God - children's book - U.S. - Girls in White Dresses *RC

$25 AmEx gift card & 1 pack of Luvs NightLock Diapers (diaper size of your choice) - All 50 U.S. States - Mother Stuckers *PS

WonderMill Electric Grain Mill - U.S. - Bread Experience *RC

Over 250 Entries:
GeoSmart Solar Spinner Kit (valued at $29.99) (@10:59pm CST) - U.S. - Lille Punkin *GT

COMET Sci-Fi Swag Pack (T-Shirts, Stress Ball, Flying Saucer, Astronaut Ice Cream, Popcorn, and more) - All 50 U.S. States - Outside the Box Mom *RC

See Kai Run Shoes - U.S. - Walking in Memphis *RC

Where Jesus Slept - Hardcover Book - U.S. - Confessions of a Frugal Mind *RC

$25 gift card to MOD Pizza - Michigan residents only - Yes/No Films *GL

$330 value - Echo Leaf Blower - All 50 U.S. States - Raise Your Garden

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Sunday 11/27, Low Entry #Giveaways!

Second Switchmate – A Revolutionary Lighting Control - U.S. - GayNYCDad

Blaze And The Monster Machines: Fired Up! (DVD + Blaze And The Monster Machines Ornament, Limited Edition) - U.S. - GayNYCDad

Shimmer And Shine: Welcome To Zahramay Falls (DVD + Shimmer And Shine Ornament, Limited Edition) - U.S. - GayNYCDad

Paw Patrol: Pups Save Christmas (DVD + Paw Patrol Ornament, Limited Edition) - U.S. - GayNYCDad

Honeybee Stacker for babies or toddlers - U.S. - GayNYCDad

Safari Animal Croquet For kids - U.S. - GayNYCDad

Youtube’s SpacePOP’s CD & Sketch Portfolio - U.S. - GayNYCDad

Guiness Book of World Records 2017! And the Separate Gamer’s 2017 Edition - U.S. - GayNYCDad

Christmas Love Letters from God - children's Book - All 50 U.S. States - deanna time *RC

First three Know Yourself Adventures - books for kids - All 50 U.S. States - I'm Not a Tree Reviews *RC

$100 worth of AmLactin Skin Care products - U.S. - Glamamom

Hardcopy w/CD of "Footloose" - children's book - U.S. - Rockin' Book Reviews *RC

Wreath (up to $60) from Lynch Creek Farms - U.S. - Kelly Elko

Over 250 Entries:
Hardcover copy of "Livia Lone," by Barry Eisler - All 50 U.S. States/Canada - Books I Think You Should Read *GL

Train off the Rails - children’s book - U.S. - Heck of a Bunch *RC

National Geographic's "The Book of Heroes" and "The Book of Heroines" - All 50 U.S. States - Temporary Waffle *RC

Three Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments - U.S - Creative Southern Mom *RC