Saturday, September 22, 2018

Savor Fall Flavors with Community Spiced Pumpkin Pecan Pie Coffee - Review and Giveaway


Now that Fall season is here and temperatures have dropped, snuggle up with delicious coffee from Community Coffee.  The company offers seasonal coffee blends (made exclusively with 100% Arabica beans) that are deliciously satisfying on their own and in a number of food and drink recipes.

 Community Coffee Company’s newest seasonal blend is Spiced Pumpkin Pecan Pie.  It is available in 12-ounce bags and single-serve boxes.  This blend offers hints of pumpkin spice and pecan pie.  I've been drinking a cup every night during work.  The pumpkin spice flavor is more noticeable than the pecan pie taste, but it's smooth and delicious.  This autumn-inspired blend is perfect for cool fall mornings, holiday entertaining or as an indulgent fall-flavored treat! 


I also received a box of the Signature Blend Dark Roast coffee pods.  It has a full body and a dark roast, as the name implies.  I like the taste and bold flavor.

 I'm no virtuoso when it comes to coffee.  I'm a simple layman that knows what I like and don't know much about the science behind the perfect brew or blend.  If I find a brand of coffee that suits my taste buds, I will happily dabble in trying their different varieties.  I may be no expert in knowing my coffee terms but I'm an expert in what I like to drink.  Community Coffee Company knows their stuff and I was very pleased with how each cup of roasted coffee tasted.


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JennieO Sweet Thai Chili Turkey Breast - #MakeTheSwitch Review

Holidays aren't the only time to enjoy delicious turkey.  JENNIE-O Turkey has been a recognized leader in the turkey industry for many years.  From the main course to your favorite snacks, find all your favorite JENNIE-O® Turkey products at the deli counter or in the grab-and-go sections.  


JENNIE-O's new premium turkey breasts come in a range of exciting rubs. There's Sweet Thai Chili,  Chili Pepper, Cracked Pepper, Sun-Dried Tomato, Cajun Style, and Italian Style.


Of the many flavors, I received the Sweet Thai Chili Turkey Breast.  It's a preseasoned whole turkey breast seasoned with chili pepper.  For supper one night, I prepared the turkey breast in the slow cooker.  After leaving it sit for several hours to cook, I cut up the turkey into slices and served it with vegetables.  The turkey had a little bit of a kick but was mostly sweet to taste.  I would've preferred more spice and less sweet but it was still good.  The turkey was very moist and tender, easy to slice, and the flavors complemented the other food.


I received product for review from JENNIE-O Turkey.  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.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Ridin' the Heartland Trails



Jason and I took a 2-day staycation to Harpole's Heartland Lodge in Nebo, IL earlier this week.  It was our third time there, but our first for riding the trails.  Because we don't own one ourselves (yet), a friend let us borrow an Arctic Cat side by side.  If you happen to stay at this location and want to ride the trails, I highly recommend you bring your own.  ATVs and other off-road vehicles are available for rent, but it's very expensive.



I've been muddin' and ridin' before but it's always been in a truck or jeep.  This was the first in an UTV.  Must admit, I had a blast.  Jason was a pro at driving and only once did we almost roll over.  

Which trail to take - left or right?!

There are about 60 miles of trails to ride within the different parks, and we went through half of it.  A map was given, marking off the different locations.  One particular area, deemed as "dangerous",  was for very skilled drivers.  We ventured down there but didn't get too crazy.


Checking to see where the rutted trail leads

Forests, creeks, prairies, ruts, mud holes, two turtles, and the beautiful scenery of nature - 
An amazing experience!

God's country

Do you ever go on trail rides?

Shout Out to These September Winners

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

The winner of the I Can Only Imagine for Little Ones children's book giveaway is #4, Marilyn.

The winner of the True Colors party game giveaway is #65, Nikki Davis.

The winner of the Fergus and Zeke at the Science Fair children's book giveaway is #28, Robin Abrams.

Congrats to the winners and thanks to all who entered.  Be sure to check out 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.

NKJV Children's Outreach Bible - Review and Giveaway


Book Overview:

*Ages 6-12

*Our most-loved Children’s Outreach Bible includes full-color study helps with the trusted New King James translation to make Bible reading fun and accessible for kids!   

*This affordable Children’s Outreach Bible in the trustworthy New King James Version is a great value for anyone who wants to give children God’s Word. The fun and colorful cover is designed for boys and girls alike, and the interior features the full Old and New Testaments of the New King James Version, the translation loved and trusted by millions!

*Also featured are 24 pages of kid-friendly full-color study help pages to help young children learn and grow in their faith journey. 


My Review:

  Whether it be because of price or another reason, not every kid has access to a Bible.  I believe that any child who wants one should be able to have a Bible.  After all, it's the book that Christians base their beliefs upon and raising kids in a Christ-like environment is a big priority.

The NKJV Children's Outreach Bible is very affordably priced.  It does not have a thick or hard cover but, other than that, it's a nice Bible for a child to own.  

 The 24 pages of full-color study help pages are beneficial to helping a child further understand the Bible and work with growing their faith.  For instance, there's a page on "How do I pray?" and one for "Why should I read the Bible?"  There's also references to the miracles of Jesus and the names of God.  A "to" and "from" page at the front can be filled out is the Bible is a gift.  


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Thursday, September 20, 2018

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Power of Prayer Thursdays - Week 140

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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 140.  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.

Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly; not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God.
–1 Peter 5:2

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Love the Q: Veterans Home - #ForQuincy


 About a month ago I created a post about Love the Q, and event where over 600 volunteers from our church went out into the community and worked at 45 locations.  My first post talked about the Equestrian Team and what they did.  Now almost a month later (I'm a little slow on the uptake) I'd like to talk about how our team helped at the Illinois Veterans Home.
two members of the ROOTS team washing off park benches

Jason and I were site supervisors for IVH.  It was our responsibility to make sure everyone had needed supplies and knew their positions.  We actually put some physical labor in too.

Illinois Veterans home was in need of grounds maintenance with pulling weeds, tilling dirt, putting down mulch, and other "gardeny" stuff.

Kids got involved too!

People gathered rakes, hoes, shovels and other "gardeny" stuff (yep, said it again!) and got right to work.  There was a lot of ground to cover but it only took a few hours with the amount of people willing to help.

Kevin and Billy. 
Kevin took the role of golf cart passenger very seriously.

Later in the day the ROOTS team showed up.  ROOTS (Reaching Out for Opportunities To Serve) is a program spearheaded by the church.  It pairs volunteers up with the special needs population and has them come together for activities.  This was my third time working with ROOTS. 

Church Volunteers and ROOTS Team coming together to make a difference in the community

With some adult supervision, the ROOTS team went around the Illinois Vets Home and washed down the park benches and picnic tables.  As always, I had an absolute blast hanging out with them.  To finish off the day, we ate lunch with the ROOTS group with Walking Tacos.

Illinois Veterans Home is a large state facility that houses female and male veterans.  It was such a good feeling being able to help out and show that we care.  I went home that day high on life.
The Norton family pulling weeds

I'm posting about Love the Q for a few reasons.  For one, I want to remember it all.  For two, it left a huge impact on our community.  Thirdly, it might give you an idea or two of something you can do to help your neighbors.

In Between Things - Children's Book Review and Giveaway


Book Overview:

By Priscilla Tey

9780763689834 | May 2018 | Ages 4-8 | 40 pages

Look over there — the cat is between a table and a chair with a tear. But now look again: the cat is on top of the dog, who’s between the floor and the cat (and not too happy about that!). As you wander through the delightfully detailed illustrations, the more you look, the more you’ll see — including colors made from a mix of two others, hybrid implements such as a spork, warm nooks that are neither too cold nor too hot, even a cross of a zebra and cow that makes a . . . zebrow? In an engaging and utterly stylish debut, rising star Priscilla Tey leads readers on an addictive exploration of the in-between, a surprisingly far-reaching and everywhere concept.

My Review:

A hardback book with lots of visuals through color and illustrations, In Between Things explains the meaning of the word "between" with whimsical rhythmic words.  A black cat and a brown dog are shown going between all sorts of things.  For instance, take this excerpt from the book:

"An in-between thing can separate two things, which is sometimes a helpful and necessary thing.
The glass in between keeps fish wet and us dry. It separates the cat from the tasty-looking guy."

For a book to explain a word in a way that's so entertaining and catchy, In Between Things is a definite favorite of all the children books I've ever reviewed.  It's a book that I wouldn't mind reading over and over to a young child.  Note to the author:  Please make more books like this!


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Cook Your Meals in a Single Pan with MasterPan - Review


Three years ago, MasterPan launched their very first divided skillet with their MasterPan 5-section pan.  After receiving feedback from fans of the original 5-section MasterPan, its creator are launching the smaller, convenient and versatile 2- and 3-section MasterPan through a Kickstarter campaign. These skillets allow users to prepare full meals with the use of a single pan, like a full breakfast of eggs, pancakes and sausage, burgers with bacon for lunch, and grilled chicken and veggies for dinner. Cooking with the MasterPan can also help users with preparing the right amounts of food, helping to control portion sizes and minimize food waste

If I have to cook for my entire family, I'd need to use more than one MasterPan or a different pan altogether.  But if I want to cook for one or two people, a MasterPan divided skillet is ideal.  

  I've used the MasterPan skillets several times since receiving them.  The deep grill line sections on the pans create beautiful grill marks, which I'm a big fan of.  The skillets are made of cast aluminum and two layers of non-stick coating.  They are very sturdy and the high quality construction of these skillets is visible.  


Being able to cook three strips of bacon and a couple eggs for breakfast without using more than one pan is quite convenient.  The same goes for cooking vegetables on one side and meat strips on another.  An induction base on the bottom of each skillet ensures that heat distributes evenly.
Each skillet has a detachable handle.  By removing the handle, you can put the skillet in the oven to keep food warm.

Because the grill lines on the skillets are high, the fat and grease from the food is trapped in between the grill marks.  That means you will have very little fat or grease on your food when it's fully cooked.

bottom view of MasterPan

If you are interested in MasterPan but you aren't quite sure you want the skillets to have divided sections, a MasterPan Deep Grill is available.  It's a large skillet with no dividers but, otherwise, it's made the same way as the other skillets.  

MasterPan has a square glass lid that fits all their skillets.  You don't have to try to pair a lid up with a skillet because the lid will fit on any of them.  The lid has a steam vent and a silicone rim.  


It's indicated that these skillets are dishwasher safe.  I can't personally vouch for that, but cleaning them via hand is easy.  I don't have to scrub and scrub.  

To keep food from going from one section to another, I use a small spatula if I need to stir or flip whatever I'm cooking.  

Consider me a fan of MasterPan!


I received products for review.  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.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Annual Hannibal Steampunk Festival


I don't know a lot about the world of steampunk but I'm fascinated by it.  The attire and creativity that goes into steampunk is quite interesting.  Jason and I attended the annual Steampunk Festival in Hannibal, Missouri for the first time over Labor Day weekend.


The festival takes place over three days.  There are several free things to do, as well as events you can pay for.  Jason and I just looked around at all the booths set up and saw several people in costume.  

Professor Phobizer's Whimsical Weapons

Jason wasn't too excited about the whole thing so I'll be going again next year, without him.  I want to pay for some of the premium events, like the burlesque shows and the tea times.  Who knows, I may even dress up in steampunk attire!

Have you ever attended a steampunk festival?
Does the world of steampunk fascinate you?


Join 20/20 Panel: A Survey Site that Rewards You


What seems like many moons ago, when I first started browsing the World Wide Web, I was a member of several survey sites.  Some I've let go by the wayside due to lack of interest or lack of rewards, but one that I've kept up with is 20/20 Panel.

20/20 Panel is a survey site that's simple to join and easy to earn cash.  The research company has been in business since 1986.  By joining, emails will be sent to you and you will have the opportunity to tell companies what you think. Membership is free and you will receive money for each qualified survey you take. If you'd like to receive a little extra money just for giving your opinion, I'd recommend signing up with 20/20 Panel.  You may join if you are from the USA or Canada.  Please use my email of partymix25@hotmail.com as the referral.

This post contains a referral link.  The opinions within this post are of my own.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

Restaurants Needed For A Makeover Show

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A major cable network is casting immediately for a restaurant makeover show with a renowned celebrity chef. Have you been trying to make money, but can’t manage to break even? Is your location great and d├ęcor in good shape but business is still brisk?

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Please include: Your name, contact info, name of restaurant, where you are located, type of cuisine, how many seats you have, how long you have been open, photos or website if available, and why you need help.

I received no compensation or product for this post.  This post is in partnership with PR firm.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

Tips on Choosing After-School Activities - Go Organically Fruit Snacks Giveaway


With back-to-school season in full swing means after-school activities are as well. Are your kids involved?! If not, Go Organically Fruit Snacks wants to help you find the best extracurricular programs for your kids to participate in this school year.

Choosing After-School Activities

School’s back in session—and so are after-school activities! From soccer to singing to scouting, there’s certainly no shortage of kid-centric extracurricular programs where you can spend your time and hard-earned cash. But how do you know which ones are right for your kid? Go Organically Fruit Snacks is here to help you find out!


Gauge Their Interests

The best activity for your kid is the one they’re interested in. Older kids are likely to be drawn to what their friends are trying. Toddlers and younger kids may have trouble articulating what they want to try, but there are sure to be clues to look out for. Are they constantly running around? Maybe soccer would be a good fit. Do they like to bop along to the radio in the car? Perhaps they’d appreciate a music class.

 Consider Their Personality

Have a shy kid who hides behind mama when meeting new people? An acting class probably isn’t the best idea. As tempting as it can be to use activities to help break kids out of their shell, it’s best to stick with classes that align with a kid’s authentic spirit. The more comfortable they are, the more confident they’ll be—which will hopefully lead to a willingness to try new things later on.

Individual Activities
Independent-minded kids tend to enjoy individual sports, such as gymnastics, tennis, dance or martial arts. Non-sport options could include private lessons in music or art. Benefits of these types of activities include building self-esteem, motor skills and attention/focus.

Group Activities
Socially-minded kids often prefer the camaraderie of team sports, such as soccer, basketball or hockey. Non-sport options could include scouting troops or theater arts. These types of activities emphasize teamwork, communication and discipline.

Take Advantage of Free Trial Classes

Once you’ve narrowed down your options, see if you can “try before you buy” with a free trial class. Many program facilitators understand that kids can be finicky creatures, with a passion for tap one day and taekwondo the next. And it’s a good idea to decide as a family before the program starts whether you’ll let your kiddo quit before the session is over if they don’t enjoy it or ask them to stick it out to the end to honor their commitment.

Think About Your Schedule

How many activities are too many? Well, that depends on the family and the child. Some kids have the interest and energy to take a bunch of different classes while others may feel overscheduled and stressed. Budget and work timetables can also be a factor. Only you can know what’s right for your family, so trust your gut and enjoy the ride!


When shuttling kids around to activities, be sure to take along Go Organically Organic Fruit Snacks. Made with real fruit and no artificial colors, Go Organically gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free kids snacks are individually packaged for on-the-go convenience. Be sure to follow Go Organically on Facebook for kid-friendly ideas and inspiration!

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Sunset Splash Collection - Review


I was first introduced to Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in April 2017.  Since then, it's been my favorite kind of nail polish.  I used to paint my nails once every few months.  That's because it was a hassle.  Sally Hansen Miracle Gel has changed my thoughts on that because it's so easy to apply and dries quickly.

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel™ is the revolutionary #1 no light gel system that is more chip-resistant than regular nail polish.  They say it’s the next best thing to a salon gel manicure (I wouldn't know; I've never had one!)  Six new colors have recently been added to make up the "Sunset Splash" collection.  The six shades are:

Smartease
Pink Stiletto
Sundown Socialite
Bourbon Belle
Metro Midnight
La Vida Lilac
Smartease


I acquired two of the "Sunset Splash" shades and a bottle of Top Coat.  Both of the colors are very pretty.  Sally Hansen Miracle Gel is meant to work with the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Top Coat.  For best results, you should first make sure your nails are clean and dry.  And, if you want to push cuticles back, go for it!  I usually don't go that far.  The Miracle Gel is mean to be applied first.  Choose what color you want, and apply it to each nail twice.  Then, apply one coat of the Miracle Gel™ Top Coat.  Let it dry, then admire your nails with the pretty colors and high shine.

There are several reasons that I've been a fan of Sally Hansen Miracle Gel since I first learned about it.  For one, it's easy to apply.  The bristles are flat and don't spread out, so I can get coverage where I want it and none where I don't.  It also gives even application.  For another, it doesn't seem to chip as easily as other nail polishes.  At least, it hasn't for me.   Sally Hansen Miracle Gel lasts approximately a week before I need to reapply.  And, they keep adding colors I love.  Sally Hansen Miracle Gel has me hooked and it's now at the top of the list as far as beauty products go for me.

Pink Stiletto

Have you tried the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel?
How often do you paint your nails? 
What are your favorite colors?

I received products for review from Sally Hansen.  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.

Several First Winners for September

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

The winner of the Tossed Salad game giveaway is #34, Susan Smoaks.

The winner of The Girl With a Mind for Math children's book giveaway is #1, Peggy.

The winner of the Shit Happens card game giveaway is #18, Sara P.

The winner of the I AM: The Names of God for Little Ones children's book giveaway is #13, Kayla.

The winner of the Peg + Cat children's book giveaway is #2, aperry.

The winner of the Crash! Boom! A Math Tale children's book giveaway is #60, Kathy Pease.

The winner of the Be Prepared! book giveaway is #9, John Smith.

Congrats to the winners and thanks to all who entered.  Be sure to enter my currently active giveaways, listed at the top left hand side of the blog.  There's no limit to how many you can enter or how many you can win.

Power of Prayer Thursdays - Week 139

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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 139.  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.

These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold; though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.
–1 Peter 1:7

The Spirit of God Illustrated Bible - Review and Tour Giveaway

God’s Spirit is living among God’s people.
He always was, always is, and always will be.
These are the stories that tell about him and what he does.

The Spirit of God Illustrated Bible, written by Doris Rikkers and illustrated by Fernando Juarez, presents over 40 Bible stories from the old and new testaments that show how God’s Spirit has been with his people from the beginning of time. Keep reading to learn more about this new release from ZonderKidz!

About the book:

The Spirit of God Illustrated Bible brings to life more than 40 Bible stories that help readers understand that God’s Spirit has been with us since the beginning of time and continues to be with us today. From the glory of creation through the powerful letters of Paul, God’s Spirit is living in his people. Old and New Testament stories such as Adam and Eve, Abraham, Joseph, the Baptism of Jesus, and Pentecost come alive with dramatic illustrations by Fernando Juarez and
moving text by Doris Rikkers. With a cover that sparkles and shines with foil, this is a special storybook Bible that will appeal to both children and parents alike.

Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
If I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
If I settle on the far side of the sea,
Even there your hand will guide me,
Your right hand will hold me fast.
~ Psalm 139: 7–10

About the author and illustrator:

Doris Wynbeek Rikkers is a freelance writer and editor who has written many bestselling children’s books and Bibles.  Although she loves the ocean, she lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, surrounded by her books, her flower gardens, and her family and friends.

Spanish artist Fernando Juarez illustrates children’s books and also works as an art supervisor at the Madrid studio Ilion Animation. The company produces 3D feature films for children. Fernando has three kids himself, and if he has any time left after work and family, you might catch him playing guitar in a rock band.



You can also enter to win a copy of The Spirit of God Illustrated Bible and other awesome kids' releases in a giveaway hosted by Read with Audra.

The prize pack includes a copy of:

Spirit of God Illustrated Bible
Adventure Bible Book of Daring Deeds and Epic Creations
NIV Kids Visual Study Bible
Explorer's Bible Guide
Words to Love By
Love Letters from God

Enter to win the prize pack here!

My Review:

I believe that kids should be taught about Jesus at a very young age.  If they grow up praying and reading verses, chances are they will want to continue with that as they get older.  Curl up together with your kids and experience the Bible in a fresh, new way with The Spirit of God Illustrated Bible.

Young children will enjoy reading the different Bible stories and seeing the illustrations that capture the moments.  The Bible is divided into two sections - the Old Testament and the New Testament. 

Some of the Old Testament stories include:
God's Spirit Gives Confidence to Gideon
Ezekiel Travels on the Wings of an Angel
God's Spirit and Creation

Some of the New Testament stories include:
Simeon Sees Through the Eyes of the Spirits
How Will Jesus Come?
The Holy Spirit Fills Saul

Each of the stories tells where the original accounts can be found in the Bible and each of the stories includes a verse from that book in the Bible.  Each story is told in a way that is understandable to children.  This is a nice book to start young children off with when first teaching them about Bible stories and characters.

I received book for review.  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.