Friday, July 25, 2014

Game of Life & Touring Giveaway Hosted by: SaraLee's Deals Steals & Giveaways

Welcome to the Game of Life & Touring Giveaway

Hosted by: SaraLee's Deals Steals & Giveaways 

Sponsored by: Winning Moves

The Game Of LIFE:
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Game of Life with this wonderful classic edition. Everything you adored about the original 1960 game will be found inside. Good fortune is always around the corner. That's LIFE!
The first, and original, car racing game! Be first to finish the tour and you win! But look out, your opponents are ready to wreck your journey with penalty cards, like flat tire and more!
Now for the giveaway: One lucky person will win Life & Touring. This is open to US and ends 8/06/14 @ 11:59 pm est. To enter, Simply do the tasks on the Giveaway Tools widget below and you're set to have a chance to win! Remember you can't win if you don't enter. It only takes one entry to win!
Good Luck, SaraLee's Deals Steals & Giveaways readers! Thanks for entering!
Disclaimer: Please note that SaraLee's Deals Steals and Giveaways are not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Masquerade Giveaway Sponsored by Success Creations Hosted by Deals of Sweetness Co-Hosted by Pea of Sweetness

Masquerade Giveaway Sponsored by Success Creations

Hosted by Deals of Sweetness

Co-Hosted by Pea of Sweetness

Success Creations Giveaway
Success Creations is a mask company proudly operating in Lakewood, NJ for over 25 years. They are one of the only companies in the entire USA that specializes only in designing some of the most gorgeous handmade masquerade masks ever created. Masquerade masks are all they do, and you will surely see that difference in the quality of their designs.
Emilee from Deals of Sweetness loves that Success Creations puts so much care in their designs and are handcrafted in the USA. See what she thought in her masquerade masks review.
Is there a mask (or masks) you love? One winner will receive a $50 Gift Card to Success Creations! This giveaway begins on 7/24 and ends on 8/6 at 10:00pm (times are Central) and is open to US residents ages 18+. Please refer to the full terms and conditions in the Giveaway Tools.
  Disclosure: Emilee from Deals of Sweetness and Pea of Sweetness received free product(s) to facilitate her review. No other compensation was received. Participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Review: Seeing Your Face Again by:Jerry S. Eicher

Seeing Your Face Again (Beiler Sisters, #2)
About the Book:
Debbie Watson is a new convert to the Amish faith and still learning the plain ways of the community in Snyder County, Pennsylvania. She has already attracted two suitors: the insecure but lovable farmer, Alvin Knepp, and the brash Paul Wagler who reminds Debbie of the boyfriend she happily left behind in the Englisha world. When Alvin leaves the community for the big city, Debbie is crushed. Though her heart is with Alvin, she considers Paul's continued interest in her. Should she simply give in and marry Paul....or wait to see if Alvin comes home?

Seeing Your Face Again is another Amish fiction treat you'll love. With Jerry Eicher's sales at more than half a million books, his Amish fiction fans continue to wait eagerly for his next heart-felt story, brimming with the authenticity he brings from his own Amish background. Book 2 in The Beiler Sisters series.

About the Author:
Jerry Eicher taught for two terms in Amish and Mennonite schools in Ohio and Illinois. He writes of his experience growing up Amish in his memoir My Amish Childhood. Jerry has been involved in church renewal, preaching, and teaching Bible studies. He lives with his wife, Tina, and their four children in Virginia.

My Review:
 Seeing Your Face Again, the second book in The Beiler Sisters series. It is a book I couldn't wait to review. In this addition we find Debbie Watson a recent convert to the Amish faith, is at a proverbial crossroads when the young man that she felt was to be her future love, Alvin leaves their community. In turn, she is left with Paul and while he is more than willing to step up to the plate--she isn't so sure. Debbie grew up as an Englisher, but as a neighbor of an Amish family--she always felt that she belonged there as well. So she is allowed to join their community.

 In Seeing Your Face Again, there are several romances that we get a sneak peek into, with Debbie's love triangle being at the center of it all. The author is really great at twisting and turning all of them with a final conclusion being drawn in the end. I love how everything is able to play out and how they all come together. Debbie converts only to have the man that she is in love with to walk away from the faith, now what??? It is an amazing love story built on promise, hope, and a lot of faith.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Harvest House.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

10monkeys Math World Giveaway Sponsored by LLC Hosted by Pea of Sweetness Co-Hosted by Deals of Sweetness

10monkeys Math World Giveaway Sponsored by LLC

Hosted by Pea of Sweetness

Co-Hosted by Deals of Sweetness

10Monkeys Math World
10monkeys Math World is an online Math Program geared for younger elementary aged children around grades K-3. It has fun, eye-catching graphics kids love! 10monkeys Math World takes a progressive approach to learning Math. It uses what is referred to as the “high pedagogic approach,” developed together with top professionals and schools. As they progress, their skills are improving as well - and they're having fun!
As a homeschooling mom, Emilee at Pea of Sweetness loves the progressive approach 10monkeys Math World takes and loves that her kids want to learn Math with 10monkeys Math World! Check out her full 10monkeys Math World math program review on Pea of Sweetness.
Whether you are a homeschooling parent, teacher, or parent (or grandparent) to young children and wanting to enrich their education, 10monkeys Math World offers a quality program anyone can appreciate! Three winners will each receive a one-year subscription to 10monkeys Math World (all levels) for one child. This giveaway begins on 7/23 and ends on 8/5 at 10:00pm (times are Central) and is open worldwide ages 18+. Please refer to the full terms and conditions in the Giveaway Tools.
  Disclosure: Emilee from both Pea of Sweetness and Deals of Sweetness received a code for the full version app in exchange for an honest review. Participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Review: The Blessings of Friendship Treasury by:Mary Engelbreit

The Blessings of Friendship Treasury by Mary Engelbreit coming in August
About the Book:
The Blessings of Friendship, created by New York Times bestselling author and artist Mary Engelbreit, is a playful and poignant treasury of poetry, Bible verses, and quotes that celebrate the joy of friendship.

About the Author:
Mary Engelbreit grew up studying the illustrations in the vintage storybooks of her mother’s own childhood, and she developed a unique style that harkens back to those simpler times. Mary’s distinctive images have made her a celebrity to millions, who eagerly snap up gift items, calendars, books, fabrics, and more. Mary’s dearest wish has always been to illustrate for children. Her New York Times bestselling The Night Before Christmas is already part of the holiday tradition for families across the country.

My Review:
 A sweet, simple treasury of poems and quotes all centered around the gifts and blessings of friendship. Some Bible verses are also included to round out the precious sentiments the author wishes to express. And in Mary Engelbreit fashion, the illustrations are so timeless&endearing, you can't help but smile as you turn each page.

 The poem, Make New Friends is my favorite one from the book. Simply because of this passage:
"You have one hand, I have the other. Put them together, we have each other." Its listed as a children's book and is possibly the sweetest, most darling book to read to children. But I didn't want my boys touching it because it was simply too perfect and whimsical to leave in their hands. This book is a perfect coffee table book sure to delight any company, you may have over to your home.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher.

Review: The Flood of Noah:Legends & Lore of Survival by:Hodge/Welch

The Flood of Noah: Legends & Lore of Survival
About the Book:
Cultural accounts of a wicked world, destroyed by a global flood, have been relegated to myth - even the history of Noah's ark revealed in the Bible. Yet, in every corner of the world, you find these legends of a vastly destructive, worldwide flood event. Similarities include: mankind is almost wiped out, some animals are chosen for survival, a craft or other escape mechanism is provided for survival, and water covers everything. Now discover:

*What are these legends, and what intriguing clues do they contain?

*Why do they reveal about their possible common origin?

*Even more great details with this interactive experience of flaps, mini-books, foldouts, and more!

For over a hundred years, scientists have been dismissing the

Bible as a reliable source of information - despite the civilizations

discovered and history revealed that support the history God's Word contains.

About the Authors:
Laura Welch has worked in the Christian book publishing industry for almost 12 years, currently serving as editor-in-chief of New Leaf Publishing Group.
Bodie Hodge has been a speaker, writer, contributor, and researcher for Answers in Genesis since 2003. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (SIUC) and received a BS and MS in mechanical engineering.

My Review:
 Everyone believes they know the story of Noah and the great flood that God descended down among His creation. something that destroyed all of God's children that were misbehaving all but the ones that were abiding by God's word---Noah and his family. Not only do many believers read and know of this mighty act of God, there are many other legends and folk lore throughout history that have referenced this great act of correction.

 The Flood of Noah: Legends&Lore of Survival, is full of all kinds of interesting and in-depth information. The authors have researched and collected this information to give you a final synopsis on all things flood-like. Complete with pull outs, fold outs, and many other neat things---this book is a fully functional interactive book. This very large book, but contains very knowledgeable information that to me just proves that the Bible is a true account how anyone ever doubts it is beyond me. And judging by some of the beliefs of other people and religions it seems that they believed in in some for or fashion as well.

 This book has 24 pages and is a book that could be used for upper elementary school aged children but could be read and explained to younger elementary students. It is published by Master Books and if you would like to learn more about the book you can go to this link. The price of this very informative book is $14.99.

 My boys and I used the book to gain further knowledge on Noah, the Flood and what others aid or believed in concerning this mass event. We were unaware just how far this all expanded and how many generations believed the same. Even though many of them do not believe exactly as Christians do, it is great knowing how much of an influence God has over so many.

If you would like to read more review on this awesome book, you can do so here.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Moms of Master Books review group.

Review: Defending the Line: The David Luiz Story by:Alex Carpenter

 Defending the Line: The David Luiz Story
About the Book:
"Everything in life belongs to God. Our purpose has already been mapped out."

David Luiz

One of the rising stars in international soccer, David Luiz has been impressing crowds since he was a boy. But it is his faith, not his fame, that drives him to greater success and keeps him defending the goal. David made his debut in professional soccer as a left fullback when he was just 19. He was then picked up by Portugal s Benfica team and named player of the year for the 2009-2010 season. As a star defender and vice-captain for the Brazilian National team, David shines both on and off the field, inspiring athletes around the world with his incredible soccer skills and his unwavering faith. David currently plays for England s Chelsea Football Club, one of the premier club teams in the world, and he is expected to play for Brazil in the 2014 World Cup."

My Review:
 This day in time, I'm sure it is hard to live out your faith--so publicly, at least. Especially when you are a celebrity. Brazilian soccer player, David Luiz, can relate to this better than anyone. David is a world renowned soccer player from Brazil that plays professionally. But while that is very important to him, his faith means so much more.  The book shares the story of this very sweet young man that puts God first, but it also share with us the love of soccer that the people have. It even gives you a little bit of the history of soccer in that country.

 David came from meager beginnings, so its very touching to see this young man honor God in everything that he does. His faith is an encouragement to young and old alike. I am glad to see another celebrity living out there faith in front of my children, we need others that are just as courageous as he.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher.