Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Trillium Herbal Facial Care products - Deluxe Sample Giveaway


The good folks at Good Earth Beauty sent me some delightful all natural Trillium facial care product samples. Many of my readers are already familiar with the Trillium Herbal Company line of products sourced from natural ingredients of natural botanicals and potent essential oils.

Today we're showcasing three of their facial care items......

1. Facial Polish
2. Facial Finishing Oil
3. Facial Cleansing Oil

When Love Comes (Wyoming Sunrise Series #3) by Penny Zeller [Review & Giveaway USA]

Can love be found amidst broken hearts and unexpected loss?

Determined to heal her broken heart, Charlotte Eliason visits her aunts in Prune Creek, Wyoming. What should be a time of peace and calm becomes one of chaos and unwelcome surprises when she discovers her longtime foe, Tobias Hallman, is the new blacksmith. To make matters worse, her two meddlesome aunts are constantly inviting him to supper and encouraging friendship between the two sworn enemies.

Monday, November 27, 2023

Candlewick Board Books: "Will You Be My Friend" & "Yummy Yucky" [Review & Giveaway USA/CANADA]

Yummy Yucky by Leslie Patricelli 

ISBN: 9780763619503
Boardbook | $8.99 USA

My thoughts: 
Absolutely delightful! Babies typically have likes and dislikes of foods. In this cute book little ones will see the foods as Yummy and non-foods as Yucky. So while they are learning that food is good and no food is yucky, they are also learning that some things are just not good to put in one's mouth.

I love it!

About the book: Learning about opposites has never been more fun — or funny — than with this winning board book. Yummy!

Spaghetti is yummy, but worms — and blue crayons, and sand, and other things too gross to mention — are definitely yucky when tasted. Amiably illustrated in a bright, graphic style, Leslie Patricelli’s spirited board book,  Yummy Yucky  stars an obliging, bald, and very expressive toddler who acts out each pair of opposites with comically dramatic effect.

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Every gift in the ANM Gift Catalog delivers the love of Jesus in practical ways. You can give a new Christian their very first Bible, provide a child with the first pair of shoes that truly fit, supply livestock and years of reliable food for a family, or purchase a bicycle for a pastor who walks miles daily. Are you ready to give the gift of the Gospel?

Saturday, November 18, 2023

In All Things Give Thanks Giveaway Hop


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Friday, November 17, 2023

Garden of the Midnights by Hannah Linder from Barbour Publishing

My thoughts:
 A thoroughly enjoyable read! From the onset of the story, you step into a world of class discrimination and status between the wealthy and poor. The author has a beautiful style of writing and scripts scenes and characters with impeccable skill. The story moves rapidly and covers a lot of action and emotions.

William Kensley proves to be a morally strong man as well as physically strong. In the face of unendurable hardship and belittling, he remains staunchly strong. An admirable man of character.

Once Upon the Very First Christmas by Rory Feek & illustrated by Christine Cuddihy

ISBN: 9781400247028
US $18.99 | CANADA $23.99
Hardcover | Tommy Nelson Books

My thoughts:
  This book reminds me of the many church Christmas pageants in which my own five children were involved. It also reminds me of several when I was the adult in charge of lively children who were wise men, shepherds, angels, and of course the main characters, Mary and Joseph. Their lively spirits were daunting to adults in charge; and then on performance night, their antics brought bemused smiles and smirks from adults who watched with delighted pride.

In the book, we have the simple light rhyming prose that tells the story of the birth of the Christ child and His placement in a lowly manger for a bed. The chapel or church in which the children are acting out the Biblical story is simple with no grandiose architecture or glittering gold. Simple. Just as our Lord's birth was in a simple place.

Thursday, November 16, 2023

David Atherton's Baking Book for Kids for great kid-baking-fun on cold winter days [Review & Giveaway - USA/CANADA]

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David Atherton’s Baking Book for Kids | ISBN: 9781536231304 | Ages 5-9 | $17.99 ($23.99 CAN)

My thoughts: 
I vividly remember my very first cookbook. As a young girl I attended a children's cooking class hosted by the local gas company (they also sold cooking ranges). They gave each of us a cookbook. It had lots of good recipes that were simple enough, but also challenging and you could really learn to cook using it. This was different from the few cookbooks my mother had.

Friday, November 10, 2023

New movie "Surprised by Oxford" is a moving experience [Review & Giveaway]


"Surpised by Oxford" is a biographic film about academician and theological writer, Dr. Carolyn Weber, during her student days at the esteemed University of Oxford.

Synopsis: Caro Drake, a brilliant but emotionally guarded American student, arrives at the University of Oxford with the goal of attaining her PhD. Through a turbulent friendship with a charming young man, she begins to open herself up to mystery, vulnerability, and love.

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Yummy and delicious Z. Cioccolato treats for the holidays! Enter to win $90 value selection [Giveaway USA age 18+ entrants]


Thanks to our friends at Z. Cioccolato's for this giveaway! 

Z. Cioccolato is a small-batch, creative, multi-layered gourmet fudge company based in San Francisco, California. They are world-famous for their innovative and seasonal flavors, such as Peanut Butter Pie, Cookies and Cream, and Salted Caramel. Z. Cioccolato's fudge is made with the finest ingredients, including premium chocolate, butter, and cream. It is cooked in small batches and layered to perfection, resulting in a rich, creamy, and delicious fudge that is unlike anything else.

My friend at "Trendy Cyndie Reviewz" says, "The Peanut Butter Pie fudge is the BEST I have ever put in my mouth!" The winner will receive Tthe Deluxe Artisan Sampler Box, a value of $90!  This is included in our Unwrap Joy Holiday Guide! Check it out.

Saturday, November 4, 2023

Thanks A Latte Giveaway Blog Hop - Ends Nov. 15 @ 11:59


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Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Christmas books at Candlewick Press delight and bring joy & a "Thanks a Latte" Giveaway Blog Hop [Review & Giveaway]

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The Christmas Doll: A Repair Shop Story by Amy Sparkes, ISBN: 9781536231366 | Ages 4-9

My thoughts:
This is such a special and lovely book. Bright, cheerful. The style is reminiscent of vintage children's books in its story telling and illustrations.

A heartwarming story of a little girl in London who was sent, as were thousands of English children, to the countryside as far from the threat of war as possible during WWII. She had such sadness in leaving her parents behind coupled with the uncertainty and fear at perhaps being unwanted and uncared for. Then she began to enjoy her country life and the kindness of her new family. And at Christmas time they gave her a lovely little doll.