Thursday, September 16, 2010
BlueWater Seafood Winners are:
5) no winner
I have emailed these people and they have 24 hrs to reply! CONGRATULATIONS!
Winner of the Free! Hands On Bible Certificate:
Esther at Toddler Tales By Mommy!
I have emailed her and she has 24 hrs to reply! CONGRATULATIONS!
Posted by OrangeHeroMama at 10:13 PM
Monday, September 13, 2010
I was excited when this book was offered up for review on Booksneeze(Thomas Nelson Bloggers), I've heard so many people talk about this book, or recommend it! Heck I'd even bought a copy of the original book a couple years back but never did get around to reading it, despite all the rave reviews!
I'll start by saying when i received my book i was in awe..this is a BEAUTIFUL book! It's a simple yet gorgeous embossed white vellum cover over a hardcover book that has a womans shadow walking up a hill in a flow-y outfit...it's LOVELY.
The edition that i received was a newly revised and expanded edition of Captivating, by John & Stasi Eldredge, a runaway bestseller that originally came out in 2005. What 'Wild at Heart' does for men, 'Captivating' now does for women'. This book 'unveils the mystery to a woman's soul', and reveals our inner desires and what 'captivates' us. John and Stasi use their own personal stories to express a message of hope and grace, and using biblical examples, express why we're here, why we're made and why we do the things we do.
In the epilogue, i LOVE how Stasi writes "Ask some friends to join you in a small group and go through Captivating together. So the guided journal the second time around. It's like getting two years of counselling for about thirteen dollars. What a deal!". I've been thinking a lot about this and think that this is something that i need to take up with my dear friend, who also happens to be the pastor's wife!..i think that this might just be the thing needed to bring the eclectic mix of women from my church together.
Disclaimer: i received Captivating for free from Booksneeze in exchange for my unbiased review.
Hands-On Bible NLT (Updated Edition)
Release Date:July 2010
Trim Size:5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Jesus taught with hands-on lessons and illustrations. The Hands-On Bible uses the same experience-based learning to communicate God’s Word in an active, understandable way. This new edition features updated tip-ins, a more portable size for kids, an attractive cover, and online parenting helps. With hundreds of fun, memorable activities (A “Do-It” activity in EVERY feature!) and the full New Living Translation text, the Hands-On Bible is packed with activities and experiences that invite kids to crawl inside the Scriptures and “do” God’s Word!
Read it. Remember it. Write in it. Share it. Measure it. Treasure it. Live it.
There's only one last rule - have FUN with it!
Words from Scrappy:
Recently The Tyndale Network gave me and my daughters the awesome opportunity to do a review and giveaway for the newly updated version of the widely popular 'Hands On Bible'. My daughters were already fans of it because of the usage in their Sunday School Classes, so to be able to own and explore the newest version was very exciting! :)
I really can't express how AWESOME this Bible is...it makes the Bible COOL and EXCITING for kids! This NLT Bible is packed full of:
* 52 Key Verse Activities
* Bible Hero Biographies
* Jesus Connections
It makes for a fantastic gift idea! And a few of my fellow bloggers said that it's perfect to compliment homeschool learning!
Sounds good eh? Go and check out the Hands On Bible for yourself! There are sample chapters and other great things waiting for you there.
My Hands On Bible has also come out with a great website with free family devotionals, music and much much more..you can check that out HERE!
But maybe you want to try and win your own free copy..well you can do so here too! I have a certificate for a free Hands On Bible that you can pickup at your nearest Christian Bookstore!
So what do you need to do? I want you to leave me a comment telling me your favourite bit of scripture! (your email address needs to be accessible incase you win!) Contest ends Wed Sept 15th, 2010 at 8pm EST. Good Luck!
Disclaimer: Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book to review. I was not required to give a “good” review.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
"A Soft and Squishy Surprize Inside! Rings And Things Big And Small! Friends And Pets... Collect Them All!"
My girls and I recently had the awesome opportunity to review SQUINKIES from Blip Toys! You may have heard the extremely catchy commercial if your kids have been watching cartoons lately(commercial is at bottom of this post). So what are they? They are VERY COOL(!) tiny, soft and squishy characters that come in little bubbles...they remind me of a similar product from my own childhood! So i love that i can share in the excitement with my own children!(please note squinkies are a choking hazard for the 3 and under crowd!)
We received Bubble Pack #6(16 squinkies!) as shown here:
For our first time experiencing Squinkie fun i decided that I'd take them out for breakfast with us. I'm always looking for fun little things to do while waiting in restaurants...so my daughters ripped apart the package and then came up with this clever little idea..they drew houses on the kraft paper tablecloth for their little squinkies to enjoy! I think that they seriously could have sat there for HOURS playing with our 16 characters and a large piece of paper!!! AWESOME!!
They've also done the same thing outside with sidewalk chalk on a nice sunny day! I am VERY impressed with Squinkies!!! I definitely see a couple more suprise packs joining our family at Christmas(don't tell the girls!). It's so rare to find a toy that they'll consistently play with TOGETHER that doesn't cause some form of bickering, they each had their favourites and they weren't the same!!
Want more info? Click HERE to go to the Squinkie website!
Keep up to date via the Squinkie Blog!
Check out the Squinkies Facebook Fan Page!
Follow Squinkies on Twitter!
Want to see the CATCHY commercial?? click play below!
DISCLAIMER: i received a pkg of squinkies for free in exchange for my unbiased review.
Recently i was invited to do a review and giveaway for BlueWater Seafoods, a Canadian company that's been around for over 50 years!, and i tell you that it couldn't have come at a better time for me. It has been chaotic in our house with me starting a new job, the girls starting school, throw a birthday in there, and a man who works 12 hr shifts that can come unannounced..EEK!
So on a day that we both needed to work and where dinner basically had to make itself and QUICK(!) we decided on our box of BlueWater Garlic & Herb fish fillets. Less than half an hour in the oven and dinner is served! The seasoning was just right! They were nice and flaky! The whole family ENJOYED!
When i was talking to my friend today she said that she uses breaded fish fillets in her Fish Taco recipe, so i think that i will be pulling out the bag of BlueWater Cod Fillets from my freezer and giving that a try for a nice quick and easy dinner! Thanks R!
So now comes the fun part! BlueWater is letting me giveaway FIVE prize packs!!! What does that include? 1 collapsible shopping bag and a full-value coupon for your choice of BlueWater Seafood product! Now to make you work for it! :)
I want you to go and check out the BlueWater website and leave me a comment telling me what you'd buy with your certificate! There is a LOT of products to choose from! Good Luck!
(Fine print is that you must live in Canada, you need to leave me your email address, and contest expires Wed Sept 15th(2010) at 8pm EST)
Disclaimer: i received my BlueWater products for free in exchange for my unbiased review.