Month: November 2010

Cinnamon Burst Cheerios *Review*

Cinnamon Burst Cheerios *Review*

We’re big Cheerios fans at our house! The classic Honey Nut Cheerios was Amber’s first “finger food” and hubby and Amber both eat Multi-Grain Cheerios all the time. So when I heard about the new Cinnamon Burst Cheerios I knew that it would be right […]

Not So Fat Tuesday ~ Week 10

Not So Fat Tuesday ~ Week 10

After *stuffing* more than the turkey on Thanksgiving I was more than a little nervous to step on the scale this morning!!! I was just positive that I would see that I’d gained back a good deal of what I lost and was going to […]

Nightingale by Susan May Warren *Review & Giveaway*

Nightingale by Susan May Warren *Review & Giveaway*

The Letters From Home Giveaway!

Enter the Contest: Nightingale is about letters, the power of written correspondence to convey thoughts and emotions to those far away. And sometimes near. Letters are forever, they are something we savor and pull out to read again and again. They are often cherished and kept in a special place.

To celebrate the release of Nightingale, Susan would like you to write a letter. One grand prize winner will receive a Flip HD Camcorder. 5 runner’s up winners will win a signed copy of Nightingale. There are two ways to enter the contest by writing letters.

1. Write a letter to a soldier. At the end of the contest we’ll print out and mail your letter for you.

2. Write a letter to a friend, loved one, family member, enemy. Tell them something you wished you’d told them before. Tell them you love them, or maybe how they touched your life. Perhaps an apology is in order or a thank you. Or perhaps you’d like to relate a funny tale or just share life. Whatever it is, submit it here along with your email address and we’ll send it for you.

Enter here or at the SHARE page on the Brothers in Arms website. Or simply click on the button above!

Book Review:

If I had to use one word to describe Nightingale it would be interesting. In some it came across as very clique and in others it was extremely unique. I found the plot to be predictable and expected (it was very, very similar to the last book I read & reviewed so I’m sure reading them back-to-back didn’t help). The things I found unique, however, was how Susan took real life problems and issues that Christian novels tend to ignore or gloss over and make them a focal point of her novel. Although I might not agree with some of the choices that the characters ended up making I do give her kudos for writing a story which reflects the fallen nature of this world and that even though sin does have consequences God can work it all together for good in the end and is a God of forgiveness. I also love stories which portray the “opposite” side of a story and show that good people, even Christians, get caught up on both sides of war-even the “wrong” side and Susan did a wonderful job of working this into her story as well.

Fun Christmas Activities for Kids

Fun Christmas Activities for Kids

As you know we’re big Prima Princessa fans over here! You can find some cute games and videos from them on their Preschool Games Page. The videos feature a dance along and “freeze” game that I’m going to have Amber play along to tomorrow (good […]

A Walk in My Shoes *Review*

A Walk in My Shoes *Review*

Yesterday I posted about the upcoming Family Movie Night on NBC this Friday (12/3/10). In case you missed it you can read that post and see the preview for the movie Here. I was allowed to watch a pre-screening of A Walk in My Shoes in order […]

Family Movie Night ~ A Walk in My Shoes 12/3/10

Family Movie Night ~ A Walk in My Shoes 12/3/10

These days it’s hard to find much on TV that is family friendly. Even so called “family” channels are full of programs that I won’t watch–let alone let my kids see! Thankfully many families feel the same way and to help fill the void of prime time TV NBC is bringing back Family Movie Night. Be sure  to tune in next Friday, Dec 3, 2010 – 7pm CST to watch A Walk in My Shoes. It looks really good and I’m looking forward to seeing it!

You can Like Family Movie Night on Facebook Here or find out more information about the movie on the website here And please feel free to share this info!

A Walk In My Shoes – 2:33 TRLR from Moms4FamilyTV.com on Vimeo.

Planetary Personalities *Review*

Planetary Personalities *Review*

“I’m an independent girl. No moon is in my life. He’d only follow me around..beg me to be his wife.” ~ Venus The entire Planetary Personalities book is filled with adorable, funny, and clever phrases like the one above about the all planets . I love […]

Thanksgiving Baking Epic Fail

Thanksgiving Baking Epic Fail

“babies in bed, homemade pumpkin cheesecake and cranberry sauce in the fridge, about to put on some soft music and make Bob’s pecan pie and then pop in a movie to watch on our new HUGE tv. ♥” This is what I posted as my […]

Truly Thankfull Today

Truly Thankfull Today

When I stop to think about just how much I really do have to be thankful for today it overwhelms me. God has blessed me so richly that it’s hard to believe the life that I’m living is mine. On top of sending his Son to die for me so that I can have salvation (John 3:16) He heaps blessings on me daily!
All of my life I wanted to marry young, have babies, and stay at home to take care of them. Now I have two beautiful, healthy, happy children and a loving, handsome husband that is my very best friend and who I have so much fun with.
I’m blessed and so lucky to have not one, but four best friends that can really be called that. I mentioned my hubby, then there is of course my mom–who I call daily and is just so very loving and understanding and supportive. Then I have my long time (I don’t want to think about how long now–it means we’re getting old!!) best friend Heather. Though we have developed differences of opinions and tastes as we’ve become adults I consider her my sister and love her so much! Then there’s Lara–my best friend who is so much like me it’s a little scary sometimes. She’s the one who understands what it’s like to be a military spouse, to handle potty training issues on top of no sleep, to be a Western girl through and through but have to live else where. (not to mention she’s my fellow Jane Austen junkie 🙂 )
I have a beautiful apartment in beautiful Boston. I have a job that I absolutely love and I get goodies in the mail just to run my mouth about them by blogging–a blog that people (other than the above 4) actually read!
Yes…when I stop to think about all that and so much more that I have I am filled with thankfulness. I’m blessed more than I can imagine and try to keep that always in mind.
Hope you had a wonderful, beautiful day with family and that you reflected on what blesses your life!
From Photo Books to Christmas Cards….

From Photo Books to Christmas Cards….

Shutterfly has got you covered! Although I’ve never used Shutterfly to get holiday cards before, I have purchased from them. Last year I got my dad a small soft covered photo book of our wonderful dog Billy as a memorial to his very favorite pet. […]