Friday, August 18, 2017

Great Gift Giving Idea for Pets!


What is a Squishy Mat?

Squishy Mats contain almost one inch of Memory Foam - also known as the low resistance polyurethane foam developed by NASA in the 1960s. The surface of each mat is covered by a super soft, micro-flannel fabric and is backed with a nonslip rubber grid. Each mat is durable, sturdy and designed for life on the move.

Squishy mats come in three sizes:
16x32" The Skinny Mini - perfect for little dogs with big personalities and a nice way to protect "their" spot on the couch from hair - folds and fastens with a carrying handle.



3x3' Little Squishy - The Little Squishy fits perfectly in the back of most vehicles, keeping your automobile clean and your fur babies comfortable - folds and fastens with a carrying handle.



4x4' Big Squishy - Let's face the dog is just gonna steal the Squishy Mat from you and your little one. The Big Squishy is truly made with everyone in mind, but buy Scooby Too his own mat and be sure to pick one up for yourself - folds and fastens with a carrying handle.



My Readers Save 20% Off with code "SQUISHYPETS" on all sized Squishy Mats - Because Squishy Mats are for EVERYONE!

Please visit this link to learn more about this great innovative product.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Review & Giveaway: The Day Henry Met? Season One Sponsored by: N Circle Entertainment



The Day Henry Met: The Day Henry Met Season 1
**Disclosure** This DVD was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from NCircle Entertainment. All opinions are my own.

About the DVD:
Every day Henry meets something new! I wonder what Henry s going to meet today? Henry is a 4-year-old boy who always wants to learn and find out more. In each episode, Henry has a friendly chat with whatever he meets and discovers something new... Hello, Whale. How do you stay under water for so long? Hello, Car. What makes you go so fast? Hello, Moon. Why do you only come out at night?

 No matter what Henry meets, they're always delighted to talk, laugh and share their amazing world with him. After finding out so many amazing things about his new friends, Henry let's his imagination run wild and imagines himself... As a knight rescuing the missing sword... As a singer performing in a band... As a deep-sea diver swimming along sea creatures... As a fireman rescuing others... As an astronaut flying to the moon... And more!

My Review:
 Adventure is Henry's middle name. Each day gives him a new opportunity to explore the world around him. He loves adventure and anytime he can go on one he is ripping and ready to dig in. Henry reminds me of a toddler that loves to explore and learn more about whats going on around him. Each day Henry gets to meet new people and visit new things and the viewer gets to learn more, as well.

 Joshua loves Henry. Henry is like the little brother he doesn't have. My son loved learning about all the new people that Henry would meet each day. I loved all the interesting things we could learn together while watching. Very fun, entertaining and full of learning. Geared for preschool ages.

 If interested in learning more, you can at this link.

NCircle Entertainment specializes in the sales, marketing and distribution of quality children and family entertainment content.

Including industry veterans, with over 20 years of experience, NCircle has quickly become one of the leaders in children's entertainment by establishing working relationships with some of the biggest and best companies in children's entertainment.


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Review & Giveaway: Molang:Season 1 Sponsored by:N Circle Entertainment

 Molang: Molang Season 1
**Disclosure** This DVD was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from NCircle Entertainment. All opinions are my own.  
 
About the DVD:
Join Molang, a round, fluffy, and happy rabbit, and his friend, Piu Piu, a poised, timid, and reserved yellow chick, as they explore everyday life. Molang savors every moment of his life, imbuing it with joy and wonder. He pays attention to the smallest details, giving meaning to even the tiniest things. Molang puts his heart into his actions, and he has a huge heart. Even when he does absolutely nothing, he does it well! Piu Piu, on the other hand, doesn't like calling attention to himself. He likes to do things carefully and well. When unexpected situations arise (and Molang s unpredictable behavior often causes such situations to occur!), Piu Piu can become quickly unsettled, even panicked.

 Despite their many differences, Molang and Piu Piu enjoy a unique friendship. They have amazing times together ranging from the mundane to the extraordinary. From finding themselves in a lifeboat in the middle of the ocean to riding camels in the desert, Molang and Piu Piu experience unexpected situations. Throughout it all though, every single moment with these two is filled with happiness. Embark on 52 unforgettable adventures with Molang and Piu Piu!

My Review:
Mo Lang is the most precious fluffy rabbit that has a huge heart that just gives and gives and gives love away. He isn't alone though in that most of his little friends are much the same way. But even though Molang is this way it doesn't mean he can't find himself in precarious situations as they do tend to creep up and he and his friend have to come to agreements together to work everything back out.

 My sweet boy loved Molang. I wasn't a bit surprised because he just loves animals. He liked that Molang had problems but was ready to solve them just as easily as they come up. I liked the show simply because it made my son happy. Geared for the preschool age group.

 If interested in learning more, you can at this link.

NCircle Entertainment specializes in the sales, marketing and distribution of quality children and family entertainment content.

Including industry veterans, with over 20 years of experience, NCircle has quickly become one of the leaders in children's entertainment by establishing working relationships with some of the biggest and best companies in children's entertainment.


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Review & Giveaway: Lilly's Driftwood Bay Season 1 Sponsored by:N Circle Entertainment

 Lily's Driftwood Bay: Lilys Driftwood Bay Season 1
**Disclosure** This DVD was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from NCircle Entertainment. All opinions are my own.  
 
About the DVD:
Welcome to Lily's Driftwood Bay! Lily is six years old and lives with her dad and her best friend, who is a seagull named Gull, in a little hut on the beach. Across the way is Driftwood Bay, a special island that exists in Lily's imagination. Every day the sea washes up a new treasure which sparks Lily's imagination about what might be happening on Driftwood Bay. Join Lily and her friends, Salty Dog, Bull, Nonna, Hatsie, Wee Rabbit and Lord Stag as they sail to Driftwood Bay where wonderful adventures await! Along with each adventure is a valuable lesson learned in each story from learning to tell the truth to saying sorry to asking for help. Embark on new adventures with Lily and friends as they travel to Driftwood Bay!

My Review:
 A sweet show about a little girl named Lily that has the whole world open to her. She uses her imagination to go and do things others only dream about. She is such a sweet girl that has a huge imagination and a glaring personality and has the world to herself.

 My little boy enjoyed watching the show and he noticed many things about Lily that matches his own personality. We watched it together and love all the animals that visit Lily at Driftwood Bay. A great show to watch daily. It is geared for the preschooler age group but can appeal to kids a little older.

 If interested in learning more, you can at this link.

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Including industry veterans, with over 20 years of experience, NCircle has quickly become one of the leaders in children's entertainment by establishing working relationships with some of the biggest and best companies in children's entertainment.


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Monday, August 14, 2017

Review: The Soldier Who Killed a King: A True Retelling of the Passion by:David Kitz

 The Soldier Who Killed a King: A True Retelling of the Passion
About the Book:
A stunning story of Holy Week through the eyes of a Roman centurion

Watch the triumphal entry of the donkey-riding king through the eyes of Marcus Longinus, the centurion charged with keeping the streets from erupting into open rebellion.

Look behind the scenes at the political plotting of King Herod, known as the scheming Fox for his ruthless shrewdness.

Get a front-row seat to the confrontation between the Jewish high priest Caiaphas and the Roman governor Pontius Pilate.

Understand as never before the horror of the decision to save a brutal terrorist in order to condemn the peaceful Jew to death.

If you've heard the story of Passion Week so often it's become stale, now is the time to rediscover the terrible events leading from Jesus's humble ride into the city to his crucifixion. The Soldier Who Killed a King will stun you afresh with how completely Christ's resurrection changed history, one life at a time.


My Review:
 Jesus' trail, death, and resurrection was a miracle by any days standard. Doesn't matter who you were then or now. The events that took place, I am sure most didn't realize what was happening. They were so caught up in the events that they were numb to the fact that God was literally before them and they were going to kill Him. 

 David Kitz wrote a poignant novel on the happenings before during and after--what we see from onlookers and what happened behind the scenes. Of course, he wasn't there but he offers us a look through others eyes to the gripping tale of Jesus' death.

 The Soldier Who Killed a King is a great way to familiarize yourself with Jesus' story and the story of those that surrounded Him during that time whether they were on His side or not. Written primarily from a allegorical point of view the story was a good one and it really gave me another side that I didn't take into account.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge from the author for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Review: The Promise of Dawn by:Lauraine Snelling

 The Promise of Dawn (Under Northern Skies #1)
About the Book:
Beloved Author Lauraine Snelling Launches New Immigrant Series

When Signe, her husband, Rune, and their three boys arrive in Minnesota from Norway to help a relative clear his land of lumber, they dream of owning their own farm and building a life in the New World. But Uncle Einar and Aunt Gird are hard, demanding people, and Signe and her family soon find themselves worked nearly to the bone in order to repay the cost of their voyage. At this rate, they will never have land or a life of their own.

Signe tries to trust God but struggles with anger and bitterness. She has left behind the only life she knew, and while it wasn't an easy life, it wasn't as hard as what she now faces. When a new addition to the family arrives, Signe begins to see how God has been watching over them throughout their ordeal. But after all that has happened, can she still believe in the promise of a bright future?


My Review:
 Imagine coming to a new country to start a new life only to have the family that sent you a way out just treat you horribly. Signe and her husband Rune, know this treatment I speak of all too well. She and her husband have traveled a long way to be free and to start over in the New World only to have their family work them in the ground and at this point they feel like indentured servants with no way out.

 To me, Signe and Rune didn't get a fair shake but they were able to remain humble even in the worst of circumstances. I was rooting for them the whole way and I was really proud of their efforts to make a life for themselves. i really enjoyed the story. The author is a favorite of mine and her stories are always brilliant. This one is no different. Great read!

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.
 

Review: Freedom's Ring by:Heidi Chiavaroli

 Freedom's Ring
About the Book:
Boston, 2015
Two years after nearly losing her life in the Boston Marathon bombing, Annie David is still far from “Boston strong.” Instead she remains isolated and defeated―plagued by guilt over her niece, crippled in the blast, and by an antique ring alongside a hazy hero’s face. But when she learns the identity of her rescuer, will he be the hero she’s imagined? And can the long-past history of the woman behind the ring set her free from the guilt and fears of the present?

Boston, 1770
As a woman alone in a rebellious town, Liberty Caldwell finds herself in a dangerous predicament. When a British lieutenant, Alexander Smythe, comes to her rescue and offers her employment, Liberty accepts. As months go by, Alexander not only begins to share his love of poetry with her, but protects Liberty from the advances of a lecherous captain living in the officers’ house where she works.

Mounting tensions explode in the Boston Massacre, and Liberty’s world is shattered as her brother, with whom she has just reunited, is killed in the fray. Desperate and alone, she returns home, only to be assaulted by the captain. Afraid and furious toward redcoats, Liberty leaves the officers’ home, taking with her a ring that belonged to Alexander.

Two women, separated by centuries, must learn to face their fears. And when they feel they must be strong, they learn that sometimes true strength is found in surrender.


My Review:
 Talk about going to history class. If you are a fan of history you will absolutely adore this story and its a twofer so its equally as good.  In Freedom's Ring we are following the lives of Annie from 2015 and Liberty from 1770. These two ladies even though they are centuries apart have to rely on God's strength and will to move on with their lives. They both have time on their side but not without an enormous amount of struggle to face.

 I liked the book because I like those type of stories that flip back and forth. These poor ladies have definitely went through some struggles. I like watching them allowing God to help them through these struggles and allowing Him to show them how to overcome them.

 We go through things on a daily basis and we also have to allow God to take control but watching it happen in someone else's life is nothing short of amazing. Great read!

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.