Friday, June 16, 2017

REVIEW: NIV Kids' Visual Study Bible, Hardcover, Full Color Interior

NIV Kids' Visual Study Bible, Hardcover, Full Color Interior

Explore the Story of the Bible—People, Places, and History

By Zondervan
Published by Zondervan


The NIV Kids’ Visual Study Bible, for ages 8–12, brings the Bible to life in four-color illustrated splendor. This study Bible includes a spectacular full-color interior featuring over 700 illustrations, photos, infographics, and maps on every page that visually represent key Bible information. Each page also features important facts located near the relevant verse. Intriguing facts; colorful, engaging maps; photographs; and illustrations make this a Bible they’ll want to explore.
Features:
Over 700 four-color photographs, illustrations, infographics, and maps throughout
Full-color design
Book introductions, including important facts and an image to orient the reader
One-column format with side bar study notes for ease of reading
Presentation page
The complete text of the New International Version (NIV) translation of the Bible
Beautiful cover featuring gloss
MY REVIEW:
There are many stand out features. Over 700 relevant illustrations, photos, info graphics, and maps are integrated throughout the book. Book introductions that include important facts about the book, including author, characters, audience, purpose, location, and key stories. Study notes related to the scripture on most pages. It has the typical table of contents, plus an alphabetical table of contents, so people can easily find a book of the Bible. It has an info graphics index which directs readers to the major diagrams, graphs, and tables scattered throughout the book. I have two little girls age 8 and 11 and this bible was a true hit! My girls want this bible but I have decided mommy will read it from front to back then give it to the girls. I have been struggling to comprehend  what I read since I was a kid so maybe this bible will help me lol. Over all a HUGE 5 stars our of 5! 







I received this this bible free in exchange for my honest review of the material. 

REVIEW: Sundown Naturals Probiotic Gummies

Sundown Naturals Probiotic Gummies
All of our products are 100% Non-GMO
ue to increased awareness, many people are now looking to avoid GMOs (genetically modified organisms). Sundown Naturals is proud to say all of our vitamins and supplements are 100% Non-GMO^ to support our consumer's needs. We follow the FDA's highest standard of Non-GMO^ qualifications to supply you with the most wholesome possible products.
Non-GMO
No Gluten
No Wheat
No Milk
No Lactose
No Artificial Color
No Artificial Flavor
No Artificial Sweetener
No Preservatives
No Yeast
No Fish

All of our Products are 100% Free of Dairy and Lactose
Here at Sundown Naturals, we are committed to satisfying our consumer's needs. Due to allergies, health concerns, or personal preference, more and more people are leaning toward dairy free diets. We offer a full line of high quality vitamins and supplements that are 100% free of dairy and lactose to support your healthy lifestyle. Our products are also free of proteins from milk and dairy ingredients.

All of our products are 100% Free of Artificial Flavors
Vitamin users of all ages – from Baby Boomers to Generation Z – seem to universally dislike artificial flavors. We guarantee that each and every Sundown Naturals® supplement is free of artificial flavors. And when we do have to use flavorings, we make sure they come from natural sources, like cherries and grapes. If you can't pronounce it, you won't find it in our products.
KEY INGREDIENTS

Bacillus Coagulans Unique IS-2

Amazing Minerals

Minerals are everywhere – they’re important building blocks of practically everything on earth, including the human body. They are naturally occurring substances that are necessary for your body to stay healthy.* The two main types are macrominerals – necessary in large amounts, and trace minerals – still important, but much smaller amounts are necessary for proper bodily function.* Since our bodies cannot make minerals, we must rely on the foods we eat and the supplements we take in order to get our recommended daily allowances.

Which are the different types of minerals and what are their benefits?

Strong, healthy bones have magnesium to thank. This mineral plays an essential part in bone mineralization as well as muscle health, nerve impulses, and energy metabolism.*

This mineral is an important part in the communication between your nerves and muscles.* It also aids muscle activity, and helps your cells regulate the intake in nutrients.*

Iron is an essential component of hemoglobin, which helps bring oxygen from our lungs to the rest of the body.* It also helps aid oxygen storage in our muscles and is a part of many other necessary proteins and enzymes.*

An essential part of cellular growth, zinc plays a part in many processes throughout the body including the immune system as well as carbohydrate, fat, protein and energy metabolism.*

Support Heart Health*

Your heart is the hardest working muscle in your body, and it deserves all the support it can get*. Learn how you can eliminate certain factors from your daily routine as a way to live a freer, healthier life.

100% Free of: Stress
We all know that stress can have a negative impact on your quality of life. When you’re constantly under pressure or worrying about what can go wrong, you miss out on all the good things in the world. Not only does it affect you emotionally, but stress can actually have an impact on your heart. Excessive levels of stress can lead to high blood pressure, high cholesterol and increased risk for heart problems. To support your heart, make time for relaxation and try your best to live life 100% free of stress.

100% Free of: Junk Food
Proper nutrition is a huge component of your overall heart health. Foods that are high in sodium and saturated fats can have a negative impact on your heart and could eventually lead to health issues in the future. By eliminating junk food from your diet and incorporating lean meats, fruits and vegetables, your entire body will reap the benefits. To support your heart and overall wellness, be conscious of your diet and try your best to live 100% free of junk food.

100% Free of: Inactivity
Physical activity is extremely important when it comes to supporting your heart health. Although you don’t have to run a triathlon, spending 30 minutes a day exercising lightly can still provide you with health benefits. Although there are days where it seems tough, do your best to stay fit and live a life that is 100% free of inactivity.

100% Free of: Bad Habits
Habits such as smoking, excessive drinking and not getting enough sleep are all things that can negatively impact your heart health. Be mindful of the things you do daily, and consciously make the decision to put your health first. Although making drastic changes to your lifestyle can be tough at times, keep trying your hardest to live a life that’s 100% free of bad habits.

100% FULL of: Sundown Naturals!®
Our Fish Oil and CoQ10 products are 100% free of gluten, wheat, dairy and artificial flavors. Support your heart health and find the supplement that’s right for you!*

Support Your Energy

When you constantly focus on the responsibilities of your life and the needs of people around you, it is easy to forget about your own body's needs. If you're staying properly hydrated and getting the right vitamins and minerals, your body should have the energy support it needs to properly fuel your everyday activities.
Try these ways to support energy to keep up with your life:
Get Your B12!
Sundown Naturals offers some great B12 products that provide energy support by helping your body convert food into energy.* Try our delicious chocolate and coffee flavored B12 1500MCG Gummies, or our fruit flavored B12 500MCG Gummies. If gummies aren't your thing, give our dissolvable B12 6000 MCG a try!
Eat Regularly
We all know that what you put into your body makes a huge difference in how you feel. Try to avoid too many processed foods and trans-fats that can make you feel like you're moving in slow motion. Also, don't include an excess of sugars or energy drinks, as they will give you a quick energy bust, but are often followed by a crash. Instead, include natural energy foods like cashews, almonds, and fiber, like whole grains.
Make Sleep your BFF.
In order for anything to work properly, it needs to be charged up. For us, sleep is the process that accomplishes this recharging. The average person needs 6-8 hours of sleep a night, so aim to meet that number. To help make this happen, establish up a routine that sets you up for success. Keep your room dark, cool, and quiet, and try spending a half hour before sleep meditating and relaxing – letting go of the problems of the day.
More Water
Hydration is key! After all, we are made up of mostly water. When you don't get enough water it can lead to dehydration, causing your body to feel tired and sluggish. Eight glasses a day is the recommended amount to keep your body operating properly. If you don't want to drink plain water, try adding sliced fruits for flavor!
Dairy-Free Rich Foods
Salmon and clams are amazing sources of B12, and can help deliver the fuel you need. Try salmon steaks for an amazing lunch or dinner option!
Live a life of goodness by supplementing with Sundown Naturals.

MY REVIEW: 
I will start off by saying I have to be on Probiotics because of Digestive Issues I have and I have tried my share of Probiotics but Sundown Naturals has so far been my second Probiotic that has actually worked for me! If I had to choose the other one or this one I would choose this one hands down! The only thing I would complain about is the count is only 60 and I have to take three a day so that can get very expensive. The flavor is very nice no after taste nothing nasty at all about this probiotic. I also got a few samples of B12 Gummies 500MCG per serving and I have to say they too tasted really good with no after bite. I am going to try to convince my husband this is the ONLY brand I NEED from now on lol. I would rate this BRAND a 10 if I could but since I only rate 1-5 it tops the 5 for sure! 
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Thursday, June 1, 2017

REVIEW: David Jeremiah Morning and Evening Devotions Holy Moments in the Presence of God By David Jeremiah

David Jeremiah Morning and Evening DevotionsHoly Moments in the Presence of God

By David Jeremiah 


Book Description

Encounter the Living God Every Day
You can find sanctuary despite any circumstances because of God’s life-changing promises.Chaos rules our world. Whether you’re dealing with work stress, family issues, health problems, or just the challenges of daily life, peace can be elusive. However, when you focus on the One who created the universe and everything in it, you realize that nothing is impossible with Him.Trusted Bible teacher David Jeremiah guides you on a simple yet powerful journey through Scripture as you spend devotional time with the Savior twice a day. Drink deeply of God’s Word so that you, too, thrive in your spiritual walk.David Jeremiah is the founder of Turning Point, an international ministry committed to providing Christians with sound Bible teaching through radio and television, the Internet, live events, and resource materials and books. He is the author of more than fifty books and serves as the senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in San Diego, California.
My Review:
Dr. Jeremiah's morning and evening Devotionals are short , sweet, and to the point. This book has over 700 pages and each devotion is one front and back length for the morning and front and back for the evening.  I have enjoyed reading this devotional now for about 3 weeks and felt it was time to post some of my favorite devotions for you all to see. I would recommend this as a gift to anyone because it is very well written and I love everything Dr. Jeremiah has out to read. Please take this opportunity to check out this book, and thank you for reading my review.
I have received this book free from book look bloggers  in exchange I offer my honest opinion in return.




Friday, May 5, 2017

Knitters Brewing Company

All my friends and family know my first LOVE was knitting , eat, sleep, pray KNITTING! A few years back I lost a dear friend of mine and since then I have drifted away from one of my first loves, knitting. Even though I have fallen off the wagon of knitting I will tell you my number one favorite sock yarn I have ever used was from " Knitters Brewing Company" . If you love to knit or even crochet you will LOVE this company.

If you have never herd of www.Ravelry.com you can find Knitting Brewing Company on there, they have an amazing group I would highly recommend checking out. here are some images of yarn/ kits/ projects .

The group on ravelry host knit along's that are super fun to do! Please stop in and see what all the shop offers, and head to ravelry to see what it is all about .

Thursday, April 27, 2017

REVIEW: It's Okay About It Lessons from A Remarkable Five-Year-Old About Living Life Wide Open By Lauren Casper

It's Okay About ItLessons from A Remarkable Five-Year-Old About Living Life Wide Open

By Lauren Casper
Published by Thomas Nelson

Book Description

Popular blogger Lauren Casper shares poignantly simple yet profound wisdom about removing the barriers we construct around our hearts and doing life full-on, all from the least expected source: her five-year-old son, Mareto.
For Lauren Casper, living with her five-year-old autistic son, Mareto, is a lot like playing the telephone game. He blurts out little phrases that have their origin in something he saw or heard, but by the time they make their way through his mind and back out of his mouth they’ve transformed—often into beautiful truths about living a simple, authentic, love- and joy-filled life.
Mareto has a number of mantras, scripted phrases he says over and over. They seem silly at first, but as Casper has thought about them over time, she’s realized he is actually sharing important life lessons. From “it’s okay about it,” a simple reminder that even when things are painful or difficult, things will be okay because of the God who promises never to leave or forsake his children, to “you’re making me feelings,” which teaches the importance of leaning into one’s emotions and, in doing so, sharing a piece of oneself with loved ones—Mareto’s simple yet profound wisdom is a reminder to embrace the broken beauty of life, to believe in a God bigger than human comprehension, to love others even when it doesn’t make sense, and to find joy in unexpected places.
For all those looking to recapture the faith, simplicity, wonder, hope, courage, and joy of life, It’s Okay About It provides a guide to look inward and live outward, to discover the most wide open and beautiful life possible.
Popular blogger Lauren Casper shares poignantly simple yet profound wisdom about removing the barriers we construct around our hearts and doing life full-on, all from the least expected source: her five-year-old son, Mareto.

MY REVIEW: 
Where to start... This is a VERY well written book that will grasp you within the first chapter. I am a mom myself of two little girls , and I too was told I would NEVER have babies, but I ended up with 5 miscarriages, and two very healthy little girls. My passion has been to work with children, over the past 10 years I have worked with Handicap Adults and Children. This story is is so profound, true, full of love, and raw emotions. You will love this book so much you will find it hard to put it down. Mareto was adopted by a VERY loving christian family as a little baby( Lauren and her husband) from Ethiopia . They did not realize he was Autistic until they went to adopt their daughter . I do not want to spoil it for anyone so I will not go to far in depth but I will tell you this book will leave you feeling  refreshed, not alone, and complete. Lauren is a Blogger and if you have not gone to her blog yet, please do so.  http://www.laurencasper.com/      http://www.laurencasper.com/blog/
I am so happy I received this book to review, it was so worth it! I rank this book at 5 stars out of 5 stars!

REVIEW: Mystery at Manatee Key

Mystery at Manatee Key 

About the Author


Nancy Stewart has been an elementary school teacher and a professor of education.  Having lived in London for ten years, she was a consultant to the University of Cambridge. She is the author of the Bella and Britt series picture books and the authorized biography of Katrina Simpkins, a young girl whose life was forever changed by Winter, the dolphin (Guardian Angel Publishing.)  Her writing of One Pelican at a Time was featured on the PBS special, GulfWatch in 2011.  Nancy’s YA-LGBT novel will be published by Interlude Press autumn of 2017.  She is a member of the Rate Your Story organization as a critique judge.

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About the Book:

Title: MYSTERY AT MANATEE KEY
Author: Nancy Stewart
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing
Pages: 36
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Bella and Britt love to explore along the beach and at more remote places like Manatee Key as well.  It is there that they discover a manatee smuggling ring. 

The manatees have already been netted, so the girls must act fast!  But a kidnapper snatches Bella, hustling her into their hideout.  When Britt sneaks a look in the window, she discovers that the ranger is being held, too.  Now it’s up to Britt.  But what can a single girl do?

MY REVIEW :

What a cute story that young readers will really enjoy to read. It has adventure, mystery, bravery, and some fun characters. I read this book in ebook format and it took me about 30 min. to read so I feel kids will really enjoy this book because it is fun, and also not to drawn out. The illustrations were so adorable, Manatee are my all time favorite animals and they actually look like manatee, some illustrations out there do not capture them well, but this was executed very well. 

I loved this book,  the words were written very well and I loved that the words were not on all the illustrated pages so you can enjoy the illustrations .I did notice there were some big words that the young readers will need help with pronouncing  and learning the words but they can read the book for the most part on their own. Britt was so very brave and smart,she really saved the day in this cute little story! I would rate this a 4 out of 5 stars only because of the big words, other than that AMAZING little gem!


Mystery at Manatee Key is available at Amazon


We welcome Nancy Stewart's MYSTERY AT MANATEE KEY Book Blast today!



Title: MYSTERY AT MANATEE KEY
Author: Nancy Stewart
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing
Pages: 36
Genre: Children’s Picture Book

Bella and Britt love to explore along the beach and at more remote places like Manatee Key as well.  It is there that they discover a manatee smuggling ring. 

The manatees have already been netted, so the girls must act fast!  But a kidnapper snatches Bella, hustling her into their hideout.  When Britt sneaks a look in the window, she discovers that the ranger is being held, too.  Now it’s up to Britt.  But what can a single girl do?

Mystery at Manatee Key is available at Amazon

 


 
Book Excerpt:
 
A dark animal circled slowly in the shallow water of Manatee Key. Walking closer, Bella whispered. “A baby manatee. And it has a patch of white near its snout.” Britt frowned. “But where’s the mother? It must be hungry. We should tell the ranger.”
“Yeah,” Bella said. “This one’s too young to be without her mom. Let’s go.”
The friends worked their way through the jungle-like brush back to their bicycles. Britt took the lead. “It’s really hot, but we gotta make time.” 
After a twenty minute ride down dusty paths leading to the main road in their coastal town, they reached the ranger station. “It’s quiet in here today,” Bella said.
 The ranger’s assistant glanced up from his reading. “Hi, girls. Can I help you?”
“We need to see the ranger and report an orphaned manatee,” Bella said.
He frowned. “She hasn’t come in today, and that’s not like her. I’ve called her phones. Nobody answered. And no one’s seen her. Have you by any chance?”
“No,” they answered at the same time.
 “Well, it’s a mystery,” he said. “I won’t call the police yet. But I’m getting worried. Now, about that manatee. Can you take me to it?”
 “Sure,” Britt said. “If you can bring us back to town. We rode our bikes here.” He nodded. “Of course.”


Nancy Stewart has been an elementary school teacher and a professor of education.  Having lived in London for ten years, she was a consultant to the University of Cambridge. She is the author of the Bella and Britt series picture books and the authorized biography of Katrina Simpkins, a young girl whose life was forever changed by Winter, the dolphin (Guardian Angel Publishing.)  Her writing of One Pelican at a Time was featured on the PBS special, GulfWatch in 2011.  Nancy’s YA-LGBT novel will be published by Interlude Press autumn of 2017.  She is a member of the Rate Your Story organization as a critique judge.

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About the Author


Nancy Stewart has been an elementary school teacher and a professor of education.  Having lived in London for ten years, she was a consultant to the University of Cambridge. She is the author of the Bella and Britt series picture books and the authorized biography of Katrina Simpkins, a young girl whose life was forever changed by Winter, the dolphin (Guardian Angel Publishing.)  Her writing of One Pelican at a Time was featured on the PBS special, GulfWatch in 2011.  Nancy’s YA-LGBT novel will be published by Interlude Press autumn of 2017.  She is a member of the Rate Your Story organization as a critique judge.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Review: Nordic Wilderness a coloring book By: Claire Scully

Nordic Wilderness: A Coloring Book 

by Claire Scully (Illustrator)


Untouched nature, deep blue fjords, impenetrable forests, rugged cliffs, wolves, owls, and bears – journey into the wild landscape of the Nordic Wilderness with this new coloring book by artist Claire Scully. Discover the species that populate the region and bring the wild beauty of the North to life with your own colors. With some perforated foldout pages that provide scope for panoramic coloring, this irresistible book offers the perfect escape from everyday life.

My Review:
Claire did an amazing job on the art work in this book, there are a total of 80 pages , some fold out to amazing scenes . The ONLY bad thing about some of the pictures that take up two pages would be the fact you can't color in the crack of the book. I am afraid to try to put the pages out , I do not want to rip them lol. The quality of the paper is very nice, and I see no reason for bleeding through the paper honestly ( maybe paints and some markers) . Please check out www.laurenceking.com Please enjoy some of the Images I am sharing with you from this awesome book.