Monday, August 1, 2011

Book Review - Sweet Sanctuary

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This week I had the privilege of reviewing Sweet Sanctuary by By Sheila Walsh and Cindy Coloma.

I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. The description told of family and estrangement and the struggles so many of us deal with in this area. It's promise to weave together the good and the bad held very true. The author takes you on a journey with this family of dealing with demons, regret and pain and comes together beautifully in the end.

I found the book to be beautifully written. It was the perfect combination of raw simplicity and a pace that sucks you in quickly. It only took me a few hours to read this book because it was so hard to put down. I HIGHLY recommend it to anyone who has dealt with past struggles with their family.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Book Review - God's Promises for the American Patriot

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This time I had the pleasure of reviewing God's Promises for the American Patriot. I requested the book for my husband because this is more of his kind of book. Before gifting it to him I read it. It definitely is more of his kind of book than mine. I did find the book very well written and I greatly enjoyed the passages that talked about what God's intentions were for our country.

I found this would make a GREAT gift. It is something that can be read very quickly or at a slow pace depending upon the reader. It is also the kind of book that could be read over and over (if you want to review the passages). It is not the best book I have read recently but not bad either.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Book Review - A Place Called Blessing

I had another wonderful opportunity to read and review a book through Book Sneeze. As an avider (and fast) reader this program is awesome!

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This time I read A Place Called Blessing: Where Hurting Ends and Love Begins By John Trent with Annette Smith. When I chose the book I wasn't 100% sure whether I was ordering fiction or non-fiction. Overall it sounded like a great story so I was willing to try it either way. I found the book very interesting and well written from the start. It was fast paced and an easy read. I moved through it so fast I couldn't believe it.

I found this to be an extremely touching book. A child who doesn't believe he can be loved learns what love is. A story can't get more touching than that. As someone who has not experienced this type of hardship it certainly helps give a glimpse into what life is like when a tragedy strikes. I am hoping it can help me to be more empathetic to people who have had such horrible experiences.

Overall it is a great book. I definitely recommend it.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Book Review - The Little Red Book of Wisdom

Bringing you the latest Book Sneeze Review.

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This time I read The Little Red Book of Wisdom penned by Mark DeMoss.

I got this book as a gift for my Father in Law but read it first (couldn't help myself after reading the jacket). My first impression was that the book talks a lot about things that I have heard / read before. After reading further I felt like it pulled so much of what I already "knew" and gave it words that resonated better for me. Almost as if this book allowed those lessons to be more present in my everyday life. I found the advice and thoughts in the book both inspiring AND grounding which is a tough combination to master.

I found the book very well written and easy to read. You can read and reread this book easily. I doubt this is the kind of book you will want to read and get rid of. I am giving it as a gift but will most likely get myself a copy as well.

Great book!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Book Review - Billy Graham in Quotes

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Yet another Book Sneeze review. :D This time I had the privilege of reading Bill Graham in Quotes penned by Franklin Graham and Donna Lee Toney. This book was beautifully written. It is the perfect daily dose of Christianity and inspiration. The simplistic writing style and wonderful breakdown by category makes it the perfect companion to your bible. If you are a Christian person I am guessing (like me) this book will be living on your night stand next to your bible.

It would also make for a beautiful gift for a loved one. I plan to purchase this book for a couple of people in my life who I know would also be equally inspired.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Book Review - Be The People

I had another opportunity to read and review a book through Book Sneeze. (If you're a blogger who likes to read check them out!)

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I read the book Be The People written by Carol Swain. Swain is obviously a conservative Christian women which in itself could be off putting for some readers. As a conservative Christian woman living in a world full of people who it often seems have no morality I loved this book. In fact I couldn't put it down. The book covers a variety of relevant issues that are effecting our country and our families on a daily basis. To me the heart of the book is reasons why we are struggling as a country and how we get back to our fundamentals and start recovering.

I highly recommend this book to anyone (male or female) who feels our country is on the wrong track and headed for trouble.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Book Review - Achieving your Dream

I recently had the pleasure of reviewing the book Put Your Dreams to the Test by John Maxwell.

Here are my thoughts:

I got this book recently for my sister. I know she has been struggling with achieving her dreams. She has all the tools in place but can't seem to put them all together. Before I gave her the book I decided to thumb through it. I was mesmerized. I thought that I didn't have the need to learn the steps to achieving my dreams because I am already on my way. Boy was I wrong. Having the steps laid out in black and white is very freeing. It gives you the direction you need to get to where you want to be.

The only down side is you really do have to have a clear dream in mind for this book to help you out in life. But that being said who doesn't have at least one dream.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tee Shirt Extender Giveaway

I just entered InRandom's blog giveaway. This week they are giving away A Tee Shirt Extender from Blush Accessories. Would make a lot of my clothes go a lot further!

CLICK HERE to check out the giveaway!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Book Review

I recently had the privilege of reading Save Your Marriage in Five Minutes A Day. While my marriage is very stable and secure I see marriage as a constant work in progress. I ordered this book (from Book Sneeze) thinking it would be a great way of staying on top of my successful marriage. I found this book to be very informative and helpful. It has tons of ideas for how to do little things to work on your marriage on a daily basis. I think this book might be less helpful for a marriage that is more unstable but for people like me it was great.

It was well written, easy to read and well researched. I found some of the information to be somewhat common-sensicle it produced many "aha" moments for me. I strongly recommend this book to anyone who feels that their marriage could be better. A great book!

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Monkey Balm Giveaway

The Leslie Loves Veggies Blog is giving away Monkey Balm. This is great for eczema as well as sunburn!

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Book Review

I recently had the privilege of receiving this book from Book Sneeze to read, review and give as a gift.

I ordered this book through Book Sneeze for my niece (who is more like a daughter) and when I read the book it brought tears to my eyes. It is a very simple read with only a few sentences (or less) per page but it is beautifully written, the paper is beautiful quality and it is tastefully illustrated. I highly recommend this book to a mother who wants something simple and sentimentel to give to her daughter, niece, God-daughter or any other girl you care about.

I highly recommend this book as a wonderful gift!

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Monday, March 7, 2011

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Purex Crystals Giveaway

I just entered the Savings 4 Mom Blog giveaway for a free product coupon for the Purex Crystals Softener. I haven't tried this product yet but I am looking forward to. I love Purex's products. Click here to check it out.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

The Map: The Way of All Great Men - Review

I read and reviewed this book after receiving it from Book Sneeze. I had great expectations for myself and my husband to read this book and have more enlightenment. I was very disappointed. Both of us felt fairly quickly that the book lacked the draw to hold our interest. I continued reading hoping that it would creep up on me but it never did. My husband stopped reading it about halfway through. I am a Christian who likes to read biblically based books but just because something is biblically based doesn't mean it has to lack entertainment value.

I will say that the writing style was easy to understand and well written. I *might* consider reading another one of his books on a different topic.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Kama Sutra Love Me Mint Lip Gloss

I just entered the Kama Sutra Love Me Mint Lip Gloss Giveaway on the Sweeps For Blogger Blog.

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Daddy a Go Go

Sweeps for Blogger is giving away a copy of the Daddy a Go Go CD "Grandkid" Rock.

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Epson Printer Giveaway

One Little Mister Blog is giving away a great Epson Printer.

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Monday, February 21, 2011

I just entered the Simply Organic Moisturing Wash and Rinse Set Giveaway on the Blessings Abound blog.

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Happy Baby Products Giveaway

I just entered the Mommys Blessings giveaway of Happy Baby products.

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Just entered the Peter Rabbits Organic Pouch giveaway on Leslie Loves Veggies.

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Ladies Toolset Giveaway

I just entered a great giveaway for a set of Little Pink Tools. Copper Llama Studio is sponsoring the giveaway from Little Pink Tools.

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Chico's Reusable Bag Giveaway

The Freebie Junkie Blog is giving away a set of Chico's Reusable Shopping Bags.

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Great Gift Certificate Giveaway

I just entered the Pieces of Me Blogs Hoohoober gift certificate giveaway. They have adorable kids things. Check out the details here.


Seeds of Spring Book Giveaway

I just entered Sweeps for Bloggers book giveaway: The seeds of Spring. Check it out by clicking here.

Stride Right Shoes Giveaway

Sage and Savvy blog is giving away a very cool pair of Stride Right Sneakers. Check it out here.


Monday, February 14, 2011

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Sunday, January 9, 2011

MD Mom Sunscreen Towlette Giveaway

The Piece of Me blog is giving away a pack of sunscreen towlettes from MD Moms. Check it out here.


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Nook Giveaway!

The Jolly Mom blog and Barnes and noble are teaming up to give away a Nook Color Reader. I would love one of these for myself and for childrens books while sitting in one of many doctors offices. Click here to check out the giveaway!

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