Month: July 2011

Trend Micro™ SafeSync™ *Review*

Trend Micro™ SafeSync™ *Review*

Thanks to being a BzzAgent I’m once again getting to try a fab new product! This time it was Trend Micro SafeSync. It’s an online service that backs up all your important files (you tell it which ones to do) and then each time you […]

Sea Monster’s First Day *Review & Giveaway*

Sea Monster’s First Day *Review & Giveaway*

  ***This Giveaway is now CLOSED congrats to itsme who won*** It’s so cute now that Amber is older because she gets *so* excited when we get new books in. Sea Monster’s First Day has been a *huge* hit with her! The story is super […]

Pieces of Light by Julie Cave *Review*

Pieces of Light by Julie Cave *Review*


Pieces of Light (A Dinah Harris Mystery)
I stayed up waaaaay too late last night because I just *had* to finish Pieces of Light   I have been impressed with the series in the previous two books, and the third was no exception. Now that I have read the complete series I am absolutely an avid fan! This is hands down the best series I’ve been sent to review. I love how Julie delves into the true depths of sin and humanity–from murders, to drug abuse, to alcoholism, to cutting, to suicide, to child abuse–she covers it all. Nothing is sugar coated, nothing glossed over or ignored. But it never goes too far, never gets too depressing. She also equally shows God’s triumph over sin, the peace and joy that can come even after a life filled with sin and despair. I *love* the fact that the gospel is so clearly presented in each and every book-to the point some one could get saved just from reading them. That is such a rare thing even is Christian novels these days. These books are now some of my very favorite, period, and I will be buying them as gifts for others I know, as well as recommending them to everyone I know that enjoys reading!

“REAL WOMEN OF PHILADELPHIA” RECIPE CONTEST

“REAL WOMEN OF PHILADELPHIA” RECIPE CONTEST

  I love cream cheese, especially in desserts! So I thought I’d pass on this contest to you, in case any of you were interested in entering! KRAFT GIVES AWAY $20,000 IN PRIZES FOR “REAL WOMEN OF PHILADELPHIA” RECIPE CONTEST Men & Women Enter For […]

Amber my Fashionista

Amber my Fashionista

I have two beautiful children, Amber who is 3 and Tyler who just turned 1. Though Tyler’s sense of style is, of course, absolutely fabulous 😉 I’m afraid I must admit that he doesn’t have much of a say over what he wears at this […]

The Invisible World by Anthony DeStefano *Review & Giveaway*

The Invisible World by Anthony DeStefano *Review & Giveaway*

The Invisible World: Understanding Angels, Demons, and the Spiritual Realities That Surround UsIn The Invisible World: Understanding Angels, Demons, and the Spiritual Realities That Surround Us Anthony DeStefano attempts to take the very real, very invisible world of “principalities and powers” that surround us daily and bring it into focus for us so that we can grasp it in a real way. One of the things that I loved about the book is that unlike many devotional type books his style of reading makes it easy to zoom right through the book. It’s lively and engaging and made me be able to read it all in the few days we were up camping-no need to set it down because it’s so dry! Though there were some of his points that I would have been more likely to attribute to the Holy Ghost than angels (of course that’s just my own personal opinion) I found his thoughts to be very insightful, thought provoking, and in line with what the Bible teaches. The only thing that I disliked about the book is that he cusses twice, once in using the other word for donkey, and once in quoting his former self (before he was a Christian) though these things are not necessarily a “big deal” I just feel that in any Christian book it’s just better to avoid it. All in all I found the book to be extremely interesting and good, and would definitely suggest reading it! Be sure to check out Anthony’s Website to learn more about this book and his other books!

***this giveaways is now CLOSED congrats to freddie who won***

Lilies In the Moonlight by Allison Pittman *Review*

Lilies In the Moonlight by Allison Pittman *Review*

Lilies in the Moonlight was one of the most unique historical romances that I’ve read. It focuses in on Lilly Margolis who is a genuine “flapper”. In the book Allison Pittman delves into the darkness of the after math of wounds–physical and emotional. Each character […]

Bush Furniture $1,000 Shopping Spree

Bush Furniture $1,000 Shopping Spree

I wanted to share this sweep with you as there are only a few people entered so far! Write a review on a Bush Furniture product at BushFurnitureCollection.com and become a verified reviewer by following the steps on the website. You are then entered to […]

TroopPaws *Giveaway*

TroopPaws *Giveaway*

***This giveaway is now CLOSED congrats to Semper Wifey who won***

As you probably know by now my husband is currently deployed. While he’s been gone I’ve been researching into various deployment resources, especially for kids. When I found out about TroopPaws I was so excited–these dogs are absolutely *adorable*!!! Here is some information about them from the website:

Each Troop Paws measures 14″ in height and is made of authentic military camouflage.  They each are adorned with a gro-grain ribbon bow tie and attached to the neck is a metal logo printed dog tag on a key chain.  The filling of the Troop Paws are 100% soft poly hypoallergenic.  On the right sleeve is a woven American Flag label.  The front of the Troop Paws has a clear pocket which is where the photo of your troop goes.  They are proudly made in the USA.

Right now they have dogs for the Marine Corps, Army, and Air Force. (I’m highly encouraging them to add a Coast Guard dog 😉 )

One Lucky Reader will win their own TroopPaws dog!
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Visit the TroopPaws website and let me know which puppy is the cutest!
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Because this would be the perfect present for any deployed family!
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I will choose the winner via random.org contact them via email and post them on this blog. They have 48 hours to claim their win before a new winner is chosen.
Then Sings My Soul Special Edition By Robert Morgan *Review*

Then Sings My Soul Special Edition By Robert Morgan *Review*

I grew up in a very conservative church where we only sang hymns. I’ve always found that knowing the stories behind these songs made it much more interesting to sing them and gave me a depth, understanding, and appreciation for them. I’ve heard hymn stories […]