Thursday, November 29, 2018

Power of Prayer Thursdays - Week 149

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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 149.  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.

Don't put your trust in mere humans. They are as frail as breath. What good are they?
–Isaiah 2:22

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The Glimmers Save Christmas - Children's Book Review and Giveaway


THE GLIMMERS SAVE CHRISTMAS
By Robert Agnello
Illustrations by Nick Meola
Publisher: On the Lamb Productions
Publication Date: October 2018
Price: $8.99; softcover; 48 pages                       
ISBN: 978-09964551-2-1

Christmas is in jeopardy. Hope and Faith are at an all time low and it seems there's no one to help. But the only elf still standing has two powerful Glimmers to help him save this Christmas.

My Review:

Christmas will be here in less than a month!  A book that is perfect to bring out this time of year, The Glimmers Save Christmas is a part of The Glimmers book series.  This particular book focuses on faith and hope.  

Before the story starts, kids are introduced to what Glimmers and Dimmers are.  Glimmers are little beings of light that make everything good glow.  If you are good and make the right choices, you glow with Glimmer light.  Dimmers are what Glimmers turn to if you make the wrong choices.  Dimmers are dark and sad.

The story itself describes how Christmas Town is full of Faith Glimmers and Hope Glimmers.  Except one year was different.  The world became less hopeful and less faithful.  The North Pole wasn't the same, except for one particular elf.  Roger kept his Glimmer light shining bright.  With the help of the Truth, Compassion, and Respect Glimmers and a ton of other Glimmers, Christmas is saved.

I love the overall theme and whimsical illustrations of this book.  It doesn't exactly say why the world becomes less hopeful and faithful and it doesn't exactly say if the world is restored, but I'm led to believe that the many Glimmers who save Christmas are the lights of people who outshine the darkness.  

The Glimmers Save Christmas would be a great addition to your child's seasonal book pile!  


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Curél Itch Defense Wet Skin Moisturizer - Review

It's no exaggeration, I have extremely dry skin. I have to keep it continuously moisturized or it will flake and itch. Curél, known for their moisturizing lotions, is a brand I've turned to many times for help with my dry skin. The skin is your largest organ, and Curél can help you ensure you are treating it properly.

I received the Curél Itch Defense Wet Skin Moisturizer and have been using it to help with my skin. Designed to be applied at your skin's peak moisture moment, this water-activated formula penetrates deep into the skin, providing all-day moisture. It has zero drying time, absorbing right into the skin and leaving it feeling soft, smooth, and seriously hydrated.


Curél Itch Defense Wet Skin Moisturizer is activated by water on freshly-showered skin to deeply penetrate into the skin's surface and help heal dry skin.  It immediately absorbs so you can towel dry as usual.  I keep on the tub's ledge and use it every time I take a shower.

The softness and soothing feel of the moisturizer lasts a few hours.  I like the refreshing, silky feel of this moisturizer.  It has a thick, creamy consistency and absorbs quickly.  Because it is fragrance free, my husband likes it as well.  He uses the moisturizer from time to time and agrees that his skin feels a lot less dry after application.

I'm not sure I'll ever find a miracle product to rid my dry skin completely but Curel does a fine job of temporarily appeasing the problem areas.

Price: $10.99
Where to Buy: Select food, drug and mass merchant stores nation-wide

I received product 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.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

The Dry Shampoo Tricks You Never Knew You Needed - Giveaway


#MomLife doesn’t always allow for much #SelfCare.

The latest trick to looking and smelling fresh in a matter of minutes? The #1 best-selling dry shampoo on the market – Dove Refresh+Care Volume & Fullness Dry Shampoo.

Dove Hair Stylist Cynthia Alvarez knows all too well about the balance between prioritizing your kids and feeling your best. “As a busy mom, we don’t always have time to get our hair done. But, with Dove Dry Shampoo we can stop the dreaded oily hair ponytails and keep that blowout looking fresh for a few more days.”

Be confident no matter where you go with this hair hack that will have you feeling your best, refreshed self while still slaying mom life.

Dove Hair Stylist Cynthia Alvarez’s New Mom Dry Shampoo Tips

1.       It’s incredibly common for moms to get so busy that washing and styling your hair just becomes too much! When we’re busy with kids, work, and other responsibilities, our hair is the last thing on our to-do list. The introduction of dry shampoo allows us to go a little longer in-between washes, so that us moms can handle business and look fabulous doing it!

 2.       As moms, we often we put ourselves last. We pack the babies’ bags or the kids’ lunches but always seem to forget something of our own. Remembering to pack Dove Refresh+Care Fresh Coconut Dry Shampoo ($4.99) will allow you a quick midday refresher that makes it look like you spent longer than five minutes on your hair. It even comes in a travel size version that can conveniently fit right in your purse or even in the side pocket of your baby bag.

3.       As busy moms, we don’t have time to get our hair done often. Now we can stop the dreaded oily hair ponytails with the use of Dove Refresh+Care Volume & Fullness Dry Shampoo ($4.99), which extends hairstyles by absorbing excess oil.



4.       Trying to get a work out in with a baby can be nearly impossible. But have you tried styling your hair afterward? Forget it. But, no need to worry. Dove Refresh+Care Detox & Purify Dry Shampoo ($4.99) is here for your rescue! Now you don’t have to choose whether you want to get a good workout in for the day or have fab hair. A post-workout spritz on your roots will have your hair bouncy, refreshed and even smelling great.

5.       The trick to getting Dove Refresh+Care Unscented Dry Shampoo ($4.99) to last all day is to spray it in your hair and let it sit for about 5-10 minutes while you nurse your baby, make some much needed coffee or even chase your toddler. Then, massage it into your roots and head out the door! We know how important multi-tasking can be as a mom, so this is a great way to kill two birds with one stone.

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Six More November Winners

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

The winner of The Giggly Guide of How to Behave children's book giveaway is #16, Sarah.

The winner of Racing to the Finish: My Story hardcover book giveaway is #23, Denise S.

The winner of the My Friend Sleep children's book giveaway is #29, James Coyne.

The winner of the Precious Moments Little Book of Thanks giveaway is #15, bluecat.

The winner of the Colgate Toothpaste giveaway is #7, Shelly Peterson.

The winner of the ABC Mindful Me children's book giveaway is #38, mirka07.

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

UNTAMED Dire Wolves and Sabre Tooth Tigers - #TheUNTAMED Toys Review


Winter is coming early for UNTAMED! WowWee is gearing up for the release of two brand new species: Sabre Tooth Tigers and Dire Wolves. 

UNTAMED Sabre Tooth Tigers: Meet Silvertooth & Bonesaw, fierce and unpredictable creatures that know friend vs. foe. In untamed mode, they’ll roar like hungry tigers! In tame mode, they play like kittens. But handle with care because this duo is complete with ferocious fangs, snapping jaws and gripping claws.

UNTAMED Dire Wolves: Meet Midnight & Blizzard, interactive and ferocious wolves with snarling fangs, snapping jaws and gripping claws! In untamed mode, they will howl at the moon! In tame mode, they nuzzle and play like puppies!  

Untamed Sabre Tooth Tigers launched in stores November 21st and are available for purchase now.  Untamed Dire Wolves will be available for purchase in December. 


The Dire Wolves and Sabre Tooth Tigers are two new additions to the UNTAMED series.  Just like the Untamed Dinos, these finger-gripping creatures are fierce and unpredictable, and know friends vs. foes.  In Untamed mode, they howl, snap, and snarl.  In Tame mode they nuzzle, purr and love to be near you. Complete with snapping jaws and gripping claws, these interactive creatures react to touch, motion, and sound with over 40 different sounds and animations. There are two Dire Wolves and two Sabre Tooth Tigers to tame and collect.



There are instructions included on how to interact with the UNTAMED Dire Wolves and Sabre Tooth Tigers.  By clapping and tapping and turning the creatures upside down or sideways, your child will receive different motions and reactions.  Although your finger is the most obvious choice to let an a tiger or wolf hang out, he will also grasp onto writing utensils, straws, and other objects.  There's an on/off switch located on the back, and he will go into sleep mode after five minutes of inactivity.

Most kids I know are fans of Fingerlings.  With the addition of these two new species, it adds more fun to the already popular toys.


I received products for review from WowWee.  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.

Seasonal Softsoap Body Wash - Review

Softsoap, a company known for its liquid hand soaps and body wash, is a brand well liked by my entire family.  We like the fragrances and the way our skin feels after use.  I have a favorable impression of the brand and what they offer.

Now on shelves for a limited time are two new seasonal Softsoap body washes.  Awaken your skin from the winter blues with the invigorating scent of new Softsoap® Peppermint Fizz moisturizing body wash, turning your shower into a luxurious experience for the senses. Revel in the excitement of the holiday season and the uplifting scent of cherry blossom with new Softsoap® Cherry Spritz moisturizing body wash. These rich, holiday-scented formulas leave skin feeling soft and smooth, while helping to retain your skin’s natural moisture.


When using Softsoap Limited Edition Body Washes, I am enveloped with fragrances that remind me of the holidays. The scents are true to what the bottles indicate. The flip-top lids are easy to open, and the body wash lathers up nicely.  Although everyone in the house has their own opinions about which one they like best, my favorite is Peppermint Fizz for it's minty, refreshing smell and feel.

My family likes Softsoap because it doesn't irritate our skin and it gives our bodies a nice, clean feeling.  And I love that it's affordable. 

Be sure to pick up your Softsoap Limited Edition Body Washes before time runs out!

Which of the two scents are you most excited to try?

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.

Check It Out: #UnwrapSearsSavings Sears Giveaway

Enter Now to Win a $50 Sears Gift Card
Savings.com is giving away 10 $50 Sears gift cards as part of the #UnwrapSearsSavings giveaway.  Enter the giveaway by heading to the Sears page on Savings.com and submitting your email address on the form at the top of the page.  Be quick; Giveaway ends tonight (November 27th) at 11:50 PM ET. 

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Check It Out: MamatheFox Annual Holiday Kids Gift Giveaway


 

MamatheFox's Annual Holiday Kids Gift Giveaway

  Each year MamatheFox collects the coolest and most exciting kids gift ideas for her gift guide.

Check out over 100 gift ideas over at MamatheFox's 2018 Gift Guide

This year MamatheFox has a wonderful collection of prizes that one winner will receive from some amazing sponsors! Enter for your chance to win over $300 in kid gifts! Open to US residents only  

Prize will contain:

Funrise’s Tonka Steel Excavator $35 to StickerKid Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret To the Moon and Back: My Apollo 11 Adventure
Ultimate Predatorpedia: The Most Complete Predator Reference Ever
Fly With Me: A Celebration of Birds through Pictures, Poems, and Stories (1) Pair of Shoes from the pediped outlet Stuck On You Bento Box ($35 value)    
MamatheFox and all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligations.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Random Tuesday Thoughts - Dinners and Craft Shops


It's Tuuuuesssday.  Link up your randomness at Stacy Uncorked.  Misty Cat insists.
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Last Saturday a birthday party was held for my niece, Ayala, who turned 8.  She made out like a bandit!  November and December are busy months for birthdays.
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Jason and I visited a friend's shop Sunday afternoon.  The husband and wife team craft everything from rag dolls and wooden signs to tables and hutches.  I spent a good share in there and plan on going back to buy Christmas gifts. 
#WhereMyPaycheckWent
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Me, Jason and Oscar

Last Wednesday Jason and I attended the One Missions Conference at church.  The nine missions that our church supports were there to talk about who they are and what they do.  We got to visit with Oscar from Pan de Vida - Ecuador.  It had been almost a year since we last seen him, when we were working for him in Ecuador.  It is our hope that we can go back there for a mission trip in 2019.
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Me and Ashley
The bar is shoddy but the food is amazing.

Me and Shelby, along with my niece Ashley, were stoked to try out a new restaurant called Carnival Cravings.  We set up a date and time to try it out.  The menu boasts all sorts of fried foods and carnival treats.  Crap thing is, the place was closed.  Not ones to be deterred from junk, we went to a local bar and ordered piled high plates of fried food.  Mushrooms, cauliflower, corn nuggets, cheese balls, onion rings, curly fries.  It was Amazing.  Bar food is the best.
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Shelby recommended a show to me on Hulu called 'Lie to Me'.  Figured I'd check out an episode or two.  Now me and Jason are hooked and have been binge-watching it.
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Thursday I noticed I was tagged in a FB post.  It was Shelby, with this to say:

"Today I was walking into a store and saw my reflection in the window and all I could think was dang I look like my mother!!! But look at her!!! She’s gorgeous and one of the strongest women I know. When she was my age she had 3 kids under the age of 8. So if I pick up her weird dressing habits and inherit her beauty and brains...I am one lucky girl!! Love you moommy!!!"

Awww....made my heart melt.  
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What's your randomness for the week?
Have you watched Lie To Me on Hulu?
Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I'm off work for 4 days.  Whoop! Whoop!

God Always Keeps His Promises - Children's Book Review and Giveaway


*Ages 4-8

*Share God’s faithfulness and love with your child through Max Lucado’s new children’s book, God Always Keeps His Promises. Based on the promises of God, children will see that God is completely trustworthy to keep His promises. Just like He did in Bible times. Just like He does for them today. 

*Since the beginning of time, God has kept His promises. Through the stories of Adam and Eve, Abraham, Joseph, Peter, Paul, and many more, children will learn about the character and nature of God and His unending love for His people. Offer children the chance to learn about the promises God made to His followers in the Bible, and the knowledge that they still get to experience these promises today. Each chapter features a promise from God accompanied by a story example from the Bible and an application for children today.

*Max Lucado, beloved pastor and bestselling author, is a revered authority on biblical teaching. Yet his gentle, loving approach makes it possible for even the youngest children to understand God’s tenderness toward them.


My Review:

Even Christians sometimes wonder if God keeps his promises.  We want what we want when we want it.  Realistically, God does keep his promises.  They're on His time, not ours.  A hardcover book with lots of illustrations, God Always Keeps His Promises: Unshakable Hope for Kids instills the goodness of God in children and details accounts of when God has kept his promises.

There are 25 chapters in this book.  Some of them are: God will grow His kingdom in your heart, The Holy Spirit gives you power, God will right all your wrongs, and God will rescue his children.  Several Bible verses are included that pertain to each chapter, along with Bible stories that help children relate to how God is always there for them in all situations.  Children are also prompted with promises they can make to God.


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Scotch Porter: Buy One Get One Free


Scotch Porter is a brand for men that creates fresh, handmade better-for-you grooming products.

From now until November 24th, you can BOGO at Scotch Porter.

Buy One Get One Free - Single Item Only. Excludes Collections.  Discount is automatically applied at checkout.

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Colgate 360 Advanced Battery Whitening Toothbrush - Review


Finding the perfect gift for your loved ones during the holidays is never easy and filling up their stockings with things they’ll actually use is tricky. Colgate is helping to take the guess work out of your holiday shopping this season with their new 360 Advanced Battery Whitening Toothbrush.

I'm not vain but teeth and eyes are the first thing I tend to notice about a person. I love the beauty of white teeth and a nice smile. I also know the confidence that comes about from a pretty smile.  Colgate is a brand I've used for many years as part of my oral hygiene regimen.  

The new 360 Advanced Battery Whitening Toothbrush is lightweight and slim in design, making it easier and more enjoyable to get a brighter smile. With 5X more plaque removal than a manual brush and a 2-minute timer, you’ll not only be gifting a better smile this holiday season, but also a better clean.


This toothbrush requires two batteries, which are included.  It comes with one brush head and additional ones can be purchased to replace it.  The brush head has spiral bristles and polishing cups to remove surface stains.  In addition, a cheek and tongue cleaner comfortably removes odor-causing bacteria. 

I believe the toothbrush is a little more effective than a normal, everyday toothbrush because toothpaste sticks to it better and the bristles are designed to remove food particles from hard-to-reach areas.  The bristles are soft and don't hurt the gums.  I'd say the toothbrush is worth buying if you want to see some improvement on the whiteness of your teeth without paying a large price for a professional whitening system.


I received product for review from Colgate.  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.

Check It Out: Macy's Black Friday Ad

Macy’s is one of the top department stores in America, and it’s no surprise why. You’ll find everything here, from electronics and home decor to fine fashion for everyone in your family. Shop top brands such as Lenox, Dyson, Vera Wang, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Le Creuset, and hundreds of others across a wide range of departments at Macy's. Shop for luxury beauty products, high-end home goods, and kitchen gadgets galore.



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Check It Out: Savings.com Twelve Days of Giveaways - Old Navy #SDC12Days

Win a gift card from Old Navy!

Savings.com is excited to announce that their 12 Days of Giveaways are back! Every weekday from Monday, November 5th – Tuesday, November 20th, they’ll be giving away one prize, with a value of at least $250, from one of their partner stores.  Today's giveaway is for a chance to win a $250 Old Navy gift card.

Old Navy is an important part of Gap Inc.’s business, and it doesn’t just cater to one specific group of people. You can find clothing for women, men, girls, boys, toddlers, and babies, and there are even maternity and plus-size options! You can find clothing for everyone in your household.  Shop at Old Navy and get 20% discount on your purchase when you sign up with your email.

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Redbox Movie and Game Thanksgiving Sale


After turkey, rest your belly with a movie night in!

Redbox is celebrating Thanksgiving by offering a sale of previous rented movies and games- great for holiday gift giving! The sale ends 11/26.

-Hundreds of pre-rented movies and games on sale at the Box (Available at select kiosks)

-Movies/games on sale include: Deadpool 2, Sicario: Day of theSoldado, Superfly, MLB The Show 18,Far Cry 5, Monster Energy AMASupercross and more

-Movies as low as $3.99 to own, including Blockers, Show Dogs, Fifty Shades Freed, Pacific Rim: Uprising and more

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Monday, November 19, 2018

A Better December: Proverbs to Brighten Christmas - Book Review


Book Overview:

Know someone frazzled, sad, or lonely this Christmas? A Better December by Steve Estes applies Solomon’s Proverbs to holiday stresses. Playful and tiny, this illustrated work would be a good gift for your unbelieving friends as it gently introduces Jesus during a month when they are more receptive. 

Combining true, heart-warming stories with pen-and-ink illustrations, the book uncovers and answers our December longings. Beginning with bite-sized chapters of Solomon's advice to frazzled, lonely people at Christmas, Steven Estes presents the ancient sage as penning his blockbuster Proverbs to help future readers through holiday stress and even sadness. Meant to be shared with all who long for a better December, it points the way to true comfort and a true home.

About the Author:

Steven D. Estes, MDiv, is the Senior Pastor at Community Evangelical Free Church, Elverson, PA; a conference speaker; the author of Called to Die; and the coauthor with Joni Eareckson Tada of A Step Further and When God Weeps. He and his wife Verna have eight children.


My Review:

I'm not an all-out fanatic for Christmas but enjoy the holiday.  My favorite parts are celebrating the birth of Jesus, and spending quality time with family.  To each his own, but I think Christmas can be overwhelming if we let it.  A Better December: Proverbs to Brighten Christmas is a pocket book that helps readers reflect and be guided toward a peaceful and purposeful holiday.

Written in poetic prose, this book talks about how the book of Proverbs is tied in with Christmas.  The words of wisdom really made me stop and think.  I don't need to focus on getting the "next best thing" and I can be content with what I have.  Solomon is the author of Proverbs in the Bible, and the author of this book did a great job of tying it in with how we sometimes behave at Christmas and how we should behave.  Scriptures in Proverbs are interwoven, and explanations are given.  The chapters in the book are short but powerful.  Just a couple topics covered are Contentment and Perfectionism.

I received book for review from New Growth Press.  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.

Disney Music DCappella CD - Review and Giveaway


DCappella is a 7-piece a capella group who sing and perform classic songs from the Disney songbook. The group is the vision of co-creator, music director, arranger, and producer Deke Sharon (“the father of contemporary a capella,” according to Entertainment Weekly) whose credits include the Pitch Perfect franchise and Straight No Chaser. 

The group will embark on a major 40-market 2019 North American tour in January.  Tickets are on-sale now and for complete purchase information, you can visit https://dcappellalive.com/tour/.  
In addition, there is currently a ‘Friend Like Me’ Meet & Greet Experience available now for purchase, which includes a chance to meet DCappella, hear a soundcheck performance, attend a Q&A session, and more. For purchase information, please visit www.cidentertainment.com/events/dcappella-tour/.

The group’s self-titled debut album is available now at all physical and digital retailers, and includes an eclectic mix of tracks, breathing new life into timeless songs such as “You'll Be in My Heart” and “A Whole New World” to modern day classics “Let It Go/Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” and “Remember Me.
group shot of Dcapella

DCAPPELLA Track Listing:

1. “Tune Up” 
2. “The World Es Mi Familia” - Coco 
3. “Friend Like Me” - Aladdin 
4. “How Far I'll Go” - Moana 
5. “Let It Go/Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” – Frozen
6. “I Wan'na Be Like You (The Monkey Song)” – The Jungle Book
7. “You'll Be in My Heart” - Tarzan 
8. “When She Loved Me” – Toy Story 2 
9. “Trashin' the Camp” - Tarzan 
10. “Part of Your World/A Whole New World” – The Little Mermaid/Aladdin
11. “Step in Time” – Mary Poppins 
12. “Immortals” – Big Hero 6 
13. “Remember Me” - Coco

My Review:

My 12 year-old granddaughter is a fan of Disney and all things related.  I invited her over to listen to the DCapella CD with me.  The songs are based off recognizable Disney Films, and the lyrics are age-appropriate.  A capella music is defined as specific group or solo singing without instrumental accompaniment.  DCapella's vocals are at an expert level.  I think tweens and young teens will be entertained with this music.


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Check It Out: Savings.com Twelve Days of Giveaways - HP #SDC12Days

Win a gift card from HP!
Savings.com is excited to announce that their 12 Days of Giveaways are back! Every weekday from Monday, November 5th – Tuesday, November 20th, they’ll be giving away one prize, with a value of at least $250, from one of their partner stores.  Today's giveaway is for a chance to win a $500 HP gift card.

HP is a leader in creating technology that helps make everyday life better. Through inventing, reinventing, and engineering, HP provides reliable and innovative laptops, tablets, and desktop computers. Find home and home office printers, business printers, ink, and toner. HP plays a strong role in the 3D printing industry with fast 3D printing solutions. Whether you want a small tablet and pocket printer to stay connected while on the go, or you need large business products and support solutions to keep your organization at the forefront of technology, HP is a trusted name to turn to. You’ll always get fantastic support and customer service when you’re part of the HP family.



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Sunday, November 18, 2018

How to Think Like an Absolute Genius - Book Review and Giveaway


Format: Hardback, 80 Pages
ISBN: 9780711239852
Illustrations: colour photos and illustrations
Size: 7.48 in x 9.449 in / 190 mm x 240 mm
Published: October 18, 2018

Book Overview:

Be curious! Be imaginative! Be determined! Develop your talents by drawing inspiration from the greatest of geniuses. In a world that changes quickly, the future belongs to those who have an open, flexible mind: like John Lennon, they will imagine the impossible; like Walt Disney, they will work as a team; and like Copernicus, they will be able to think backwards! If you’re worried you might not be up to the job, have no fear! This fascinating book will show you the way. Meet 27 geniuses from different eras and disciplines –  artists, scientists, thinkers or writers – and learn from their "creative methods". Packed with facts, games and activity ideas to boost your intelligence, creative, inventive, and critical thinking skills, this book will show you that you can become absolutely awesome at whatever you put your mind to!


My Review:

I don't consider myself a genius by any means but feel I am better skilled or educated in some subjects more than others.  A hardback book filled with facts, information, advice and tips, How to Think Like an Absolute Genius won't boost your IQ score a ton but it will direct you in the right position to feel a little smarter.

There are three main sections in this book - Be Curious, Be Imaginative, and Be Determined.  Each page layout focuses on a genius, and each page is structured in the same way.  There's Everyday Tips, quotes of something important said by a genius, activities to improve your creativity, a Genius Snapshot that shows what made each genius amazing and how that person thought differently.  There's also tips and facts on how the brain of a genius works, and information on other similar geniuses who revolutionized their fields.  

This isn't a book to be read in a day.  I think it would be better if your child only read about one genius a day.  That's because there's so much information packed in, and you don't want your child to miss out on all that's being illustrated and written.

Did you know that Thomas Edison patented a total of 1093 inventions during his lifetime?  Or that John Lennon composed 275 songs in just 7 years with the Beatles?  You'll learn all this and more in this book!


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I received book for review from Quarto.  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.