Saturday, June 18, 2016

NIrV, Kids' Quest Study Bible,

(Disclosure:  I received this Bible in order to facilitate my review.  All opinions shared are my own.)

How many times has your child come to you asking a question about the Bible that you just didn't know the answer to?   I know my boys have too many times to count.  Well the Kids' Quest Study Bible is just the right resource for you.  This book includes over 500 questions and answers throughout the Bible.  Since this book is written in the NIRV, it is easier for young kids to understand what they are reading.  The questions are throughout the Bible so they can read some of the Bible and come across a question.  The cover is very appealing to the eye.  This would be perfect for any 3rd-5th grader.

About the Bible:

How come people lived so long back then?  Why did God allow the flood? Is Jesus real?
Kids have LOTS of question about the Bible and God.  The NIrV Kids' Question Study Bible is a great resource for kids eager to learn more.

Features include:
*Over 500 questions and answers for kids
*Book introductions help explain what each book of the Bible is about
*A dictionary and subject guide help kids find what they're looking for
*Fresh, colorful design makes the Bible fun to look at and use
*The complete NIrV translation, the steppingstone to the NIV!

Isn't it exciting to discover the world, ask how things work, and learn about God and the Bible?  With a bright, colorful design, reading an fusing the Bible is fun.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Hamburger Press from Cave Tools

(Disclosure:  I received this product in return for my honest feedback.  All opinions are my own.)

If you are like me, you have made hamburger patties by mixing some ingredients together, balling up the meat, and then trying to flatten them, only to have them shrivel up and be a lot smaller than the bun. I found the solution!  The Cave Tools Silicone Hamburger Press  is amazingly easy to use with perfectly squared burgers.  I mixed up my ground turkey with an egg and some hamburger seasoning.  I put it in the top of this container even though the directions said to do it on the bottom.  It just seemed like it would spill over that way.  I put the meat mixture into the container and spread it evenly in the squares giving us equal sized burgers.  It has the dimpler on the press, (which I never knew I needed to do!)  The burgers were nice and juicy and tasty!  The silicone is easy to remove the patties from and it was easy to clean up with soapy water and a sponge. 

Save 15% now when you purchase it from Amazon using the code:  LZEN8T4G at checkout!  It'll be perfect for father's day!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Hope Unfolding

(Disclosure:  I received this book from Blogging for Books in order to facilitate my review.  All opinions are my own.)

Beautiful cover to the book.  Beautiful, encouraging words inside.  In Becky Thompson's book, Hope Unfolding, is amazing truth for moms.  This book encourages us that as moms, we are not alone in this motherhood journey.  There are other moms out there feeling the exact way we do in this very moment, even if we don't think so.  In a world where there is so much criticism for what we do, or don't do, we need mom friends to help us through, and while I was reading this book, I really felt like I was listening to a friend in her journey.  This book would make a great gift for new moms, experienced moms, grand moms, etc.  Every woman who is or wants to be a mom.

About this book:

God's love, plans, and promises for you are forever unfolding.

I get it, Momma.  I totally get it.  
Everyday you wake up and try your very best.  You love, give, and pour out your lie for the ones who call you Momma.  But no matter how much you offer, there are still days you feel as though you come up short.  You worry,  Am I loving these babies enough?  Is this ever going to get easier?  WHy does it seem like I am the only one who cannot balance it all?

Sometimes, we just need hope (and maybe a long uninterrupted nap).  We need someone to help tune our hearts to the voice of the Father and to remind us that He has not forgotten about us.  In Hope Unfolding, Becky Thompson is a friend who reminds you that you aren't alone, and that God is still writing your story.  She guides you to encounter the Truth of God's presence that not only fuels you with strength, but also a fresh confidence.  And beyond gaining faith that tomorrow could be different, you find hope and purpose where you are standing today.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Purex with Clorox

(Disclosure:  I received a free sample of this detergent to facilitate my review.  All opinions shared are my own.)

We are a family of 5.  That means that there is a mountain of laundry to do on a daily basis.  We go through a lot of detergent so it is best to get quality detergent at reasonable prices.  Which is why my go to detergent is always Purex.  Now Purex has a new product which includes Clorox.  Amazing!  My three sons all play little league baseball so we have a separate laundry basket for those clay and grass filled uniforms.  This detergent worked great on their uniforms.  There uniforms look and smell clean.  I also used it on my towels load.  You know, the musky smelling towels that are hard the get the scent out.  This detergent made these towels smell nice and fresh.  Great detergent for all of your needs.  You don't need to spend a fortune on getting great looking clothes.  You can get this detergent at your local store for less than $6.

Mother & Son: The Respect Effect

(Disclosure:  I received this book in order to facilitate my review.  All opinions are my own)

I have three sons.  They range in ages of 8-11.  That is a lot of testosterone in my home.  We have our battles.  Daily it seems.  Sometimes it is so overwhelming dealing with all the different issues we have to deal with having all boys.  Each one of my boys are unique in their own way and it is amazing to see the differences each one of them have, but one thing they all have in common is that they need respect.  While reading the book Mother & Son: The Respect Effect, I have cried and thought to myself, "man I need to be a better mom".  This book has made me think about the interactions I have which each of the boys, together and individually.  It really has opened my eyes.  Dr. Emerson Eggerichs really nails it in this book.  I loved reading his previous Love and Respect book so I knew that this would be amazing, and it didn't disappoint.  My favorite thing about this book is that it includes real life stories from moms and sons.  Those true stories really inspired me and helped me realize that I am not alone in this journey.  If you have a son, this book is a definite read!

About this book:

A new book from W Publishing Group/Harper Collins asks you to consider the all-important mother/son relationship in a new way: respect, as in the mother should respect the son.

Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, author of Love and Respect-a landmark book that transformed millions of marital relationships-is launching his latest book, Mother & Son: The Respect Effect.  In this book Dr. Eggerichs proposes that while showing love is important to a son, showing him respect is key to his heart, and what will transform the mother/son relationship.  Of course, to a lot of people, that will sound backwards-shouldn't it start with the son respecting the mother??
Since the importance of the mother/son relationship crosses all age/race/religion barriers, this is a topic applicable to all-regardless if they agree or disagree with Dr. Eggerichs' method.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Rust-Proof BBQ Brush from Cave Tools

(Disclosure:  I received the following item in return for my honest feedback.  All opinions shared are my own.)

My husband loves to grill, and my sons and I love to eat grilled chicken.  It's a win-win situation.   My husband has gone through a couple of grill brushes to keep our rack clean.  Those brushes have either broken or rusted.  I think I have finally found a great solution that I want to share with y'all.  Cave Tools has the Rust-Proof Stainless Steel Grill Brush right now for $12.99.  When I received this brush, I liked how sturdy and durable it felt in my hands.  It was pretty solid and heavy.  I actually accidentally dropped it outside before getting to my grill and it did not break.  Impressed with that!  I got to work on our grill rack.  As you can see it was left a little bit dirty from our last bbq meal.  I started using this brush, by pressing down hard but quickly realized that this brush works with very little force, which was great because my arms didn't get tired.  It took me maybe 5 minutes tops to get both sides of the rack cleaned up.  After cleaning it, it looks nice and ready to be used again. (Hint, hint to my husband). This brush claims to be rust-proof.  I had to test that theory out.  I hung on the grill and left it out.  It has rained quite a few times since then and it still looks brand new with no sign of rust.  I am really impressed with this brush for sure!  With summer bbq's coming up, this brush will get a lot of usage! 

Before cleaning

After cleaning

You know, Father's Day is coming up.  You can get this brush for your husband, brother, dad, uncle or all of them.  It would make a perfect gift!

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8 Simple Tools for Raising Great Kids

(Disclosure:  I received this book for free in return for my honest opinion.  All thoughts shared here are my own.)

Sometimes, I feel like I am the world's worse mom.  Other days I feel like I am totally rocking this mom stuff.  I know that it is natural for feel like both.  I love reading parenting books to help me feel like I rock this stuff more than I fail.  8 Simple Tools for Raising Great Kids is a fabulous resource that every mom, or even dad, should be reading.  The chapters are short but are too the point.  While some of the tips may seem like obvious tips, I found myself saying "I need to work on this".  This book was an easy read for me and it got me thinking about how I am raising my kids and even how I was raised and how things could have been different if my parents did some of the tips in this book.  I will be passing this book onto another family so that they can grow together and become a happy home!  I love the summary of Tips at the end of the book which helps sum up what you read in the book!  At the end of the book it mentioned an assessment you could take of your parenting style.  I took the assessments and not only did it give me my results but it also gave more tips on what I should work on!  

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About the book:

"I love my child, but parenting is hard."

Whether you find parroting intuitive or impossible, we could all use a hand here and there.  Let child psychologist and father Todd Cartmell walk you through the nuts and bolts of healthy, effective parenting.  Using examples from his home and 20 years of professional practice, Todd gives 8 essential and practical tools to help you:
  • Maintain a healthy relationship with your child
  • Develop a nurturing home culture
  • Correct behavior in lasting ways

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