Friday, April 19, 2019

God, I Know You're There - Children's Book Review and Giveaway


Book Overview:

*Ages 3-7

*Even if you cannot see God, you can feel Him—just like the wind! God, I Know You're There, by bestselling author Bonnie Rickner Jensen, reminds children of the nearness of God. This lesson in faith is paired with the vibrant art style of the talented illustrator Lucy Fleming. 

*Each page will help children understand the many things in the world we can't see, touch, or hear are just as real as God is. And even if God feels distant, He is real and He is near.



My Review:

Without getting into the doctrine of it all, there are times when even believers of Christ may feel like He is not there for us or not with us in the middle of a situation.  Realistically, we should know that to be false but it's comforting when we can be silent and take stock of the many ways God is showing He is always with us.  This book is an ideal way for children to do that.

Told in rhythmic form, God, I Know You're There is a short book that reassures children of God's presence.  Even if we can't see God's love at all times, we can feel it.  This is a board book with just a little over 24 pages that bolsters and builds up a kid's confidence in knowing God is with us, even in ways we may not initially realize.


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One person will win a God, I Know You're There children's book.

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I received book for review from Tommy Nelson.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.
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HP Deals at the #HPWAREHOUSESALE & $500 Gift Card Giveaway - #ad


Right now HP is having a big Warehouse Sale with savings of up to $800 on PCs, now through 5/1/19. A new computer would be fantastic in my home.  The one we have works okay, but it's been around a while. 

My personal preference is the OMEN by HP - 15-dc0011nr which has some pretty fantastic features and a sleek design.  Right now it’s on sale for $849.99 (reg. $1399.99).

Browse the circular below to see some other awesome savings:



HP Savings.com Rebate

In addition to the savings, you can get up to a $50-$200 rebate on orders over $500! Spend $500 or more at HP and fill out this rebate form for a $50 rebate off your purchase of $500 or $200 off your purchase of $1500 or more ($100 off qualifying HP Business Notebook, HP Business Desktop, or HP Z Workstation purchase), available through 1/1/20 or while offer lasts.



#HPWarehouseSale Giveaway

Be sure to enter the #HPWarehouseSale giveaway.  Enter now through Tuesday, April 30th at 11:59 pm PT. Five winners will each receive a $100 gift card from HP! All you have to do is submit your email address. The winners will be chosen through a lottery drawing and notified on Wednesday, 5/1 via the email address they used to enter.

Are you in need of a new PC?  Now is the time to get one!

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

It's The Week to Celebrate My Profession


I've been a 9-1-1 Public Safety Telecommunicator for 14 years now.  This is the week to celebrate me, and all others in my profession, who field and dispatch calls for sheriff, fire, police, and ambulance.  It's a thankless job (aren't most!) so it's nice to be recognized one week out of the year.  Our supervisors will be "thanking" us this week with cookout, pizza party, and tons of other food.  I may gain a few pounds, but I'm gonna take full advantage of it!

The Adventures of Jurassic Pet - DVD Giveaway


An adventurous teenager summons the courage to help a friendly dinosaur escape from the clutches of a mad scientist in The Adventures of Jurassic Pet, arriving on DVD, Digital, and On Demand April 16 from Lionsgate. David Fletcher-Hall, Kyler Beck, and Ben Hall star in this live-action adventure “that the entire family will enjoy” (The Dove Foundation) and has been awarded the Dove Seal of Approval for all ages. The Adventures of Jurassic Pet DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.98. 

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

In this thrilling family adventure, a teen boy adopts and hatches a baby T. rex, but then must rescue the creature from a mad scientist who wants to clone a whole new breed of dinosaurs.


Win It!

One person will win The Adventures of Jurassic Pet on DVD.

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Six More April Winners

Photo by IIONA VIRGIN on Unsplash

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

The winner of the Animal Noses children's book giveaway is #30, Lynne.

The winner of the You Are Never Alone children's book giveaway is #28, Donna B.

The winner of the If A Mummy Could Talk... children's book giveaway is #18, Leela.

The winner of the How Do You See the World? game giveaway is #1, aperry.

The winners of the PawParazzi DVD giveaway are #25, LeAnn Harbert and #29, Nikki Harvey.

Congrats to the winners and thanks to all who entered.  Be sure to check out and enter the currently active giveaways, 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.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Stop the Magnet Madness

This is NOT okay.  Nephew, Ozzy, rearranged the magnets the other day.  Kid's lucky I love him.

My momma says I was born with OCD.  Rather than being a normal child, she claimed I'd wake up in the middle of the night to brush my teeth or change clothes.  Dirt was my enemy and I'd scream bloody murder if a stain so much as made its way to my garments.  I rarely slept, instead worrying about how my dolls and toys were lined up. 

I still have some very quirky traits but it's settled down over time.  My house no longer has to pass the white glove test.  I think having six kids in the house helped me give up on that one. 

HOWEVER, there are some things you just don't mess with.  My fridge magnets being one of them.

There's nothing fancy about my magnets and they probably make my fridge look cluttered.  But darn near everyone who knows me knows not to mess with them.  Which, in turn, makes them want to do it just to see me sweat. 

The magnets have a place and a purpose, all lined up nice and neat.  Is it so much to ask for a little harmony?!


How it's supposed to be!

River Rescue - Children's Book Review and Giveaway


Book Overview:

When oil spills, workers hurry to clean the land and water. But oil spills can also affect every animal that lives in the area. Who helps these wild animals? On the East Coast, a team from Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research rushes to the scene to save as many as possible. Follow along to learn how these experts capture oiled animals and treat them quickly and safely so that they may be returned to the wild. This illustrated nonfiction is based on the extensive experience of the Oiled Wildlife Response Team at Tri-State.


My Review:

Oil spills are extremely harmful to animals and their environment.  Thankfully, there are a handful of specialized teams who care for the animals who have been affected by oil spills and other harmful environmental factors.  River Resuce is a book that tells about the Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, Inc.  Although the pictures are colored illustrations, the story tells the trueness of how this team works to save animals.  This is an interesting account of the work and dedication that goes into rescuing animals, especially birds.  It takes a lot more than just "washing the oil off".  Reading this book gave me a bigger appreciation of these experts and what they do to save wildlife.

The 'For Creative Minds' section in the back of the book further educates children with information on preventing oil spills and helping animals.  As an example, we should dispose of cooking oil by letting it cool and putting it in a container with a lid.  A Wildlife Identification page shows pictures of animals that were helped by Tri-State.  There's also a very interesting Q & A with Tri-State Executive Director Lisa Smith.

River Rescue is a Spring 2019 book release by Arbordale Publishing.

Win It!

One person will win a River Rescue children's book.

*This is a Rafflecopter giveaway open to residents of the USA.*

I received book for review from Arbordale Publishing.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.
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