Saturday, January 19, 2019

My Most Recent Amazon Prime Buys

So, it seems a fairly new topic for bloggers to write about is what they've recently purchased on Amazon Prime.  Jumping on the bandwagon, here's what I've recently bought:

The Monk (Oxford World's Classics) - Paperback 

Okay, so I ordered this book but it wasn't technically for me.  My son needed it for his British Literature class in college.  Logan ended up giving me a synopsis of what it's about and it actually sounds pretty good (in the psychological horror sense).  But then I saw that the font is too darn small and the words are too yesteryear/poetic for me.  (Interesting fact: The original book was published in 1796!)

Moroso 60460 Early Cover Cam Button Kit for Small Block Chevy

Again, something else I ordered but wasn't actually for me.  My husband send a screenshot that he just HAD to have this piece for his car.  Since I know y'all are all about cars, he says it's a must-have piece for a Chevy Camaro.  There you have it, straight from the mechanic's mouth.

GlitZGlam Rocker Gnome – “George”

Something else I ordered but didn't keep for myself.  It was actually a gift for my sister.  She collects garden gnomes and this one fits her personality to a T.

Hangsun Foot Spa Bath Massager with Heat Massage and Jet FM180 Electric Feet Salon Tub with Bubbles, Rollers, Vibration, Pedicure Spa & Infrared

On wait, here's something I purchased for myself!  I haven't tried all the functions of this gadget yet but have massaged my feet with the rollers and vibrations.  Very relaxing.  It doesn't keep the water hot for a real long time but that just means you need to start out by putting very warm or hot water in it in the first place, then immediately use the foot spa.

Danielle D8064 Reusable Makeup Removing Cloths (4-Pack)

This here is the best thing since sliced bread!  Each cloth is like a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser for your face.  This cloth has the ability to remove all types of cosmetics, including waterproof mascara without the use of harmful chemicals or synthetic makeup removers. With just warm water, each cloth will remove the toughest makeup and makes your face feel so soft. 

These makeup removing cloths are one of my top fave finds of 2018.  I didn't get them until the end of the year but I won't ever go without them again.  The cloths are washable and can be used over and over.  Love, love, love!
two of my Erase Your Face cloths

Would you purchase any of these items from Amazon Prime?  Don't BS me and tell me it'd be the car part!  

What Amazon Prime purchases have you gotten lately?

Three More January Winners

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A few of my giveaways have ended and the winners have been randomly drawn.

The winner of the Rummikub game giveaway is #32, AMY.

The winner of The Cow Said Neigh! children's book giveaway is #3, Edna Williams.

The winner of the Auntie Anne's coupons giveaway is #55, bluecat.

Congrats to the winners and thanks to all who entered.  Be sure to keep an eye out for open giveaways.  They're always listed at the top left hand side of my blog.  There's no limit to how many you can enter or how many you can win.

Goosebumps 2 Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack - Giveaway

Based on the best-selling book series by R.L. Stine and starring Wendi McLendon-Covey, Chris Parnell and Ken Jeong


Now available on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD

You’re in for a fun scare now that Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has unleashed GOOSEBUMPS 2 on Digital and available via the Movies Anywhere App, and on Blu-ray™ and DVD.

Slappy the devious ventriloquist dummy returns to run amuck, in this second installment of the family-friendly franchise based on R.L. Stine’s beloved book series. Standing in Slappy’s way is a terrifyingly talented cast including Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs), Madison Iseman (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle), Jeremy Ray Taylor (It), Caleel Harris (Castle Rock), and Chris Parnell (Rick and Morty), with Ken Jeong (Crazy Rich Asians).

The GOOSEBUMPS 2 Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital bonus features include a gag reel full of hilarious hijinks, three all-new deleted scenes and five featurettes. Between the chills, thrills and goosebumps, watch the cast get a case of the giggles in the “Gag Reel.” Dive deep in “Thrills & Chills- The Making of Goosebumps 2” with Madison Iseman, along with behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast and crew. “Meet the Monsters” gives fans a sneak peek of how the scary creatures were brought to life. In “Slappy’s Audition,” watch what happens when Slappy auditions for the role he was born to play. In “Science with Slappy,” enter the Slapatory where Madison, Jeremy and Caleel join Slappy for some electrifying experiments! And get ready to sing along with three hilarious “Slappy-oke” songs. Who knew dummies could sing?


Be careful what you wish for. With their after school junk business, best friends Sonny and Sam hope to find treasure in other people’s trash. But when cleaning out the old Stine house, they open a locked book that frees a supernatural nightmare- Slappy! Now, with the help of Sonny’s sister Sarah, they’re in a race against time to get the sinister dummy and all the creatures he’s brought to life back into the pages before he unleashes total pandemonium!

Based on the beloved Scholastic book series by R.L Stine, GOOSEBUMPS 2 was directed by Academy Award®-winner Ari Sandel (2005, Best Short Film-Live Action, West Bank Story) from a story by Rob Lieber and Darren Lemke and screenplay by Lieber. The film is produced by Deborah Forte and Neal H. Moritz and is executive produced by Timothy M. Bourne and Tania Landau.

GOOSEBUMPS 2 has a run time of approximately 120 minutes and is rated PG for scary creature action and images, some thematic elements, rude humor and language.
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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Power of Prayer Thursdays - Week 156

I believe in a God that hears prayers and answers them. I've witnessed the miraculous gift of answered prayer. And, I want to pray for you. I've started weekly Power of Prayer post every Thursday. We are now on week 156.  If you are needing prayer in an area of your life, please leave a comment and I'll commit to pray for your need or request. You can be as general or as specific as you like. Whether it be for healing, salvation, finances, emotions, or another area of life, I'd like to lift it up in prayer.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.
–Hebrews 12:1

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Shut Your Trap and Listen

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Me:  9-1-1.  What's your emergency?

Him: I might need to go to the hospital.  I feel like I want to hurt myself.

Me:  Are you suicidal?

Him:  Yes.  I haven't done anything yet, but feel like I want to.

Me:  What's going on that you want to harm yourself?

Him:  I just have a lot going on in my life.  Anytime I try to talk to someone, they tell me it will all be okay.  They don't care.  I just want someone to listen.

*This is a condensed version of a 9-1-1 call I took early last year.

Having been a 9-1-1 Dispatcher for 14 years, there's not a lot of calls that really stick out.  They tend to run together, one and the same.  That particular call, though, was one of the few that etched in my memory.  Thankfully, the male received help.  But his words have stuck with me.

We are so caught up in ourselves that we don't pay attention to others.  REALLY PAY ATTENTION.  When someone is telling you a story, do you focus on what they're saying or are you chomping at the bit to tell about something similar that's happened to you?  Do you brush someone off when they're trying to talk because you are feeling rushed?  Are you quick to offer advice, but slow to lend an ear?

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Hypocrite #1 here would like to advise you to take the time to listen, really listen, to a person.  Ask the person if they want to vent and let out their feelings or if they want advice.  Don't be quick to dole out how you'd handle things if that's not what the person is actually looking for.

If someone tells you about their trip to see a Cardinals Game, don't try to one-up them by immediately interjecting how you got tickets behind the home plate with inclusive food and drinks.  It's not that your story doesn't matter.  But let their story matter too.

In a nutshell, shut your mouth and open your ears once in a while!

God Bless You & Good Night Touch and Feel - Children's Book Review and Giveaway

Book Overview:

*Ages 0-4

*God Bless You and Good Night is now available as a touch-and-feel book! This beloved bedtime classic has touched more than 500,000 families, and this touch-and-feel edition offers even more fun as little ones prepare for bed..  

*Bedtime can be a precious time of connection for you and your little one. Enjoy those snuggly moments together as you read this classic bedtime book while exploring all the fun touch-and-feel elements, from the polar bear's soft fur to the elephant's leathery skin to the silky grass of the African grasslands.

My Review:

A book that originally released in 2013, God Bless You & Good Night continues to be a favorite for bedtime stories.  This book, God Bless You & Good Night Touch and Feel,  is similar to the original except it has a few different animal illustrations and there are areas within the pages that children can touch and feel.  For instance, there's the white fur of a polar bear and the coarse feel of a hedgehog.

Perfect for toddlers, this short storybook is written in rhythmic form.  It features cute illustrations of animals.  There's giraffes, polar bears, penguins, and more.  The story starts with seeing the moon so bright, goes to taking a bedtime bath, and ends with getting tucked in bed.  This book is just the right length for a bedtime story and children are given a reminder of how much they are loved.

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