Wednesday, January 27, 2016

National Puzzle Day *Revie & Giveaway #LoveHallmark


Gear up for National Puzzle Day January 29th

New Hallmark Puzzles are available at all
Gold Crown Stores and Online




We were thrilled to get our New England Afternoon Puzzle with 550 pieces. It came just before we were inundated with snow, and we were thrilled to have something to occupy our time. My 14 year old took to it right away and got all of the outside pieces hooked in. We had it on the table in the living room and people would stop and work on it as they traveled by. I loved the thickness of the pieces. They are sturdy enough that when the baby got ahold of them, they were still viable!
The pieces feel like artwork! When we got it done I wanted to hang it on the wall, it was so beautiful.
I had to go out and run errands and I came back and all but the sky was done on the puzzle. I decided I couldn't hang it on the wall because I want to get a chance to build it again. I didn't get my fill with the kids taking over.


Take a look at all of these fun details! Spotted animals, small flags and plants, people doing folksy activities. This puzzle made me want to get outside and have a picnic.



Several great puzzles in the new collection to entertain you this winter.
Tropical Wonders, Mary's Bears, Vintage Labels, Marina Dreams, A Vote for America, and many  more.

MADE in the USA!!

Enter to win a great Hallmark Puzzle below
US Only
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Friday, January 22, 2016

The Plans I Have for You Devotional & Journal *Review & Giveaway





The devotional is an illustrated 90-day devotional written by bestselling children's book author Amy Parker and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton, teaching and inspiring kids to dream about their future, to focus on faith, love, and joy, and recognize that God has a plan and purpose for each and every one of us.

This is broken down into 'Sectors".
1. I've Got Big Plans for You
2. I've Given You a Purpose
3. I don't do Things Small
4. There's nothing You can't do
5. Find that One Thing
6. What I created you to do

Each sector then is divided into devotions. We assumed that each devotion was 2 pages in length because another title would  be listed. It wasn't real clear as they are pretty small devotions. It wouldn't be enough reading for a 11 or 12 year old. For an 8 year old just starting out, it would be a great start to devotion time, or to use in addition with some Bible time.
Some of the devotions do include a Bible reference to look up.
The illustrations in the devotional are wonderful! Very colorful and geared for boys and girls.

 

Hardcover; 160 pages
Age Range: 8-12 years

 

The journal prompts creative thinking and exploration of the talents and personalities that make us special, and then helps explore how God may use our unique traits to spread love and joy and make the world a better place.
This journal doesn't follow day by day with the devotional so you can easily use it separately. With the new influx in Bible Journaling, this journal is perfect for getting kids to start thinking about how God made them, and how He has great things in store for them. Each page has a prompt and an area to write and often draw a picture. There are even pages simply for doodling.

 
 
There are several times when the Devotional and the Journal have similar illustrations. This really helped connect the two for me.
 
 

Stationery; 208 pages 
Age Range: 11-14 years 

About author Amy Parker:
Amy Parker has sold more than thirty books for children, teens, and adults.  She has also collaborated with authors ranging from New York Times bestsellers to her very own son.  Two of these collaborations are recipients of Christian retailing's Best Awards, and she has also won three Mom's Choice Awards.  But Amy's greatest reward is being a wife to Daniel and a mom to their amazing sons, Michael and Ethan. 









About illustrator Vanessa Brantley-Newton:
Vanessa Brantley-Newton is a self-taught illustrator, doll maker, and crafter.  Her passion for children's books began when she came across The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats as a child in the 1960s.  Growing up in a musical family who love to sing, Vanessa's illustrations are as fun and whimsical as a beautiful melody.  Vanessa currently makes her nest in Charlotte, NC with her husband of 20 years, their daughter, and a very rambunctious cat named Stripes. 













 
Enter to win this great set! US only
Ends Jan 31
 
 


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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Latest Passion CD!! *Review & Giveaway

PASSION
Salvation's Tide is Rising


My oldest just recently got back from his 4th trip to Passion down in Atlanta GA. It has been his all time favorite conference to attend. With great speakers and awesome worship team! He got to hear many of the great singers on this album. What an excellent way for you to be there through listening to the great songs that came out of the Passion movement. This latest album is outstanding and features artists like Kristian Stanfll, Crowder, Chris Tomlin, Christy Nockels and many more.



Track List:
1.  Salvation's Tide is Rising - Passion featuring Kristian Stanfill
2.  My Victory - Passion featuring Crowder
3.  Remember - Passion featuring Brett Younker & Melodie Malone
4.  God & God Alone - Passion featuring Chris Tomlin
5.  Simple Pursuit - Passion featuring Melodie Malone
6.  I Turn to Christ - Passion featuring Matt Redman
7.  Your Grace Amazes Me - Passion featuring Christy Nockels
8.  All We Sinners - Passion featuring Crowder
9.  Surrender - Passion featuring Jimi Cravity
10. Good Good Father - Passion featuring Kristian Stanfill 


About Passion albums:
Since the first release in 1998, Passion albums have sold over 1.3 million units while introducing the church to worship songs like "Our God", "Holy Is The Lord", "How Great Is Our God", and "God Of This City".  Passion is coming off its best charting radio success in 5 years with the single "Even So Come", which went Top 5. 

About The Passion Movement:
The Passion Movement and the messages of founder Louis Giglio have marked the lives of millions of people around the globe, calling people everywhere to live for the glory of God.  From its inception, the movement of Passion has birthed new anthems of worship, influencing countless churches and helping to define the current worship climate and establish artists Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Matt Redman, Christy Nockels, Kristian Stanfill and others.  Louie Giglio is the pastor and founder of Passion City Church in Atlanta, GA. 





Enter to win a copy of this CD before it even comes out in stores!!
I have the mp3 download on my computer playing now and you won't want to miss this one!





Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification


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