Tuesday, January 27, 2015

"I Can Learn the Bible" Book Review

I received a new kids' book for review the other day and I was super excited!  I'm always looking for great Bible studies to do with the kids.  And with my oldest getting to school age, I really want books that she can learn from - learn not just a Bible story, but morals and values as well as verses to memorize.  "I Can Learn the Bible" by Holly Hawkins Shivers is a great start!


"One Sentence Storybooks" Review

When I first requested this book for review, I thought it would be a great little book for my 2 year old.  Then it arrived.  Now I'm even more excited about it than before - because it's perfect for my nearly 5 year old!!!



Friday, January 9, 2015

Erin Condren 2015 Life Planner Review and $10 Discount!!!

If you follow my blog at all, then you know how much I LOVE Erin Condren products.  I'm a bit obsessed.  Haha!  So I'm thrilled to share my review of the 2015 Erin Condren Life Planner!!!  This is my second Erin Condren Life Planner and I'm still learning how to use it effectively, but so far I love it!  Now, I'm a SAHM, but that doesn't mean I don't have things to keep track of.  Doctor's appointments, kids' activities, hubby's work schedule, menu planning, cleaning schedules, and lots more!  Its great to have it all in one place!!!  So let me walk you through the LP so you can check it out for yourselves.


"Let the Beatitudes Be My Attitude In You" Kindle Book Review

Its been great getting to review so many Bible study books!  I've learned so much!  And, while I did enjoy "Let the Beatitudes...", it wasn't my favorite study book.  Don't get me wrong.  The book is interesting.  But it wasn't my favorite.


"In Her Kitchen" Book Review

I've said it before, but I'm a bit of a cookbook collector.  OK.  That's a lie.  I'm a HUGE cookbook collector.  And my favorite kind are unique cookbooks that tell a story.  I love a cookbook that's more than just a list of recipes and "In Her Kitchen" is so much more!!!


"The Sweetest Story Bible for Toddlers" Book Review

I'm always thrilled to receive a new book to review for my kids, especially if its biblical, so I was very excited to receive this adorable little book.  If you are looking for a cute, sturdy, basic story Bible for your little girl, check this one out!


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

"Tyler Florence Inside the Test Kitchen" Book Review

I do a lot of cookbook reviews.  There's two reasons for that: 1.) I love to cook, and 2.) I collect cookbooks.  So whenever I see an interesting looking cookbook for review, I jump on it!  I will admit, when I first saw the cover for "Tyler Florence Inside the Test Kitchen," I wasn't very impressed.  It wasn't what I normally look for in a cookbook cover - a cover with beautiful food.  Instead, it looked kind of like a school notebook.  I though, "Tyler, what were you thinking?"  Then I opened it up and my opinion completely changed!



Monday, November 17, 2014

NIV Discover God's Heart Devotional Bible Review

As I've mentioned before, I LOVE reviewing study Bibles!  Its so amazing to see the insights that others have into the Word.  For this reason, I jumped at the chance to review the NIV Discover God's Heart Devotional Bible.  And, I have to say, I'm so glad I did!



Monday, November 10, 2014

"The First Christmas" Book Review

Christmas is coming!  WooHoo!!!  My FAVORITE time of year!  I love decorating the Christmas tree, putting out the nativities I've collected, getting out the Christmas dishes, mugs, etc.  And I LOVE sharing Christmas traditions with my kids!  One of my favorites is giving them new Christmas books each year.  While I love cute little books about snowmen or reindeer, I make sure that we have plenty of books that talk about the REAL meaning and the REAL story of Christmas.  "The Firs Christmas," by Janice D. Green fits right into that category!


"Brave Mom" Book Review

I remember very well the moment I found out I was pregnant with our first child.  We'd wanted children for some time, so this wasn't really a surprise.  But all the joy I'd imagined I'd feel when I saw that positive pregnancy test was immediately replaced with panic.  Were we ready?  Would we be able to handle it financially?  And my biggest question of all: would I be a good mom?  After all, I suffer from an extreme lack of patience and I HATE getting up early.  Weren't those two "must have" quality traits of a good mom?  What did I get myself into? As my mind filled with all of these fears, all of a sudden I had my first "worst mom ever" moment. After all, aren't most women excited when they find out that their family is expanding?  Obviously, I was just a horrible person.

Boy I wish I'd had this book to read when I'd first gotten pregnant - or even before!  In her new book, "Brave Mom," Sherry Surratt, President and CEO of MOPS International, shares not only her top "mom fears" but the top fears other moms face.  I was surprised and comforted to find that I was not the only new mom who'd succumbed to these early moments of panic.