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Notice: April 2015, I plan to take a break from posting book and product reviews. Currently, I do not have time to read a lots of books. I need to spend time prepping my daughter for upcoming exams and gardening. (family time) I appreciate each PR representative that considered me for reviews and samples. Thank you. ~ Janet

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3/26/2015

All Mascara is Not Created Equal by Jessica Landmon #WomenGetRealBlogTour


All Mascara is Not Created Equal
And Other Spiritual, Practical & Humorous Tips
by Jessica Landmon
ISBN 978-1-4951-3404-3
USD $14.95




All Mascara is Not Created Equal




Introduction
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social media are sending mixed messages about the way we, as women, are to live our lives. Catch phrases like “YOLO” and “swag” are distorting the ideals that we should strive for. Women have more to contribute to society than being sexy, and we certainly shouldn’t attach our worth to how many likes we get on a selfie. 

As a mother to a tween daughter and a teenage son, I have learned a few things about life along the way. This book is full of valuable tips or bits of wisdom that I have learned, or heard from my parents, while growing up. 

Some of them are quite spiritual and have helped me through some difficult times. Some of them are practical and certainly would have helped me to avoid some major overreactions to the silliest of things. Some are just plain amusing. They stem from those eureka moments where I was like “That is so true!” Like, who knew that the thread count of sheets really does make a difference? 

This is not just another book where a mother and her daughter walk hand-in-hand in the garden as the mom passes along life lessons. This book is more of a woman-to-woman guidebook for life.

 Now about mascara...how many of you look at celebrities and are like, there is no way their lashes can be that full! You’ve tried to layer coat after coat with your mascara and wonder why your lashes still look like, well, your lashes. You think, am I applying this wrong? Maybe I need a special brush? No. 

All mascara is NOT created equal! This was news to me. I don’t care how much your current mascara costs, it still might not be good. There ARE mascaras that are superior to others. You just need to find the right one. 

So, as you read through the pages of this book, grab a cup of tea, and let these tips sink in. Don’t get distracted by what society is trying to tell you to become; walk in the plan God has for you. You are God’s beautiful creation, and He has a wonderful plan for your life.


You are wonderfully made...
 even before you put on Mascara.


Jessica Landmon @JessicaLandmon


A Q&A with Jessica Landmon, founder of Women Get Real 
and author of All Mascara is Not Created Equal


 1. Can you give us a brief summary of your book, All Mascara is Not Created Equal?

 All Mascara is Not Created Equal is intended to present lighthearted, witty, and spiritually sound advice to young women and girls in “tweet-like” form to help them live a life God would approve of.

2. Where did you get the idea to write this book?

 I actually started writing the book specifically for my tween daughter and intended to give it her as she entered middle school. Those years can be tough. As a parent, I’m very concerned about the message culture is marketing to our youth. It contradicts the way God has called us to live.

3. How did you come up with the playful title?

Anyone who knows me, knows that I love mascara. I had tried several brands over the years and finally discovered a fantastic mascara that I just loved. It was full of minerals and actually nourished your lashes. Plus, it created a very full lash. I would always joke with daughter, saying that if you remember anything I tell you remember that ‘All Mascara Is Not Created Equal.’

4. How long did it take you to write the book?

Do you have any stories you can share of how you gathered specific quotes or advice?

You could say the book took most of my life to write, as my experiences growing up and parenting are what shaped it. But, in actuality, it only took about a year to record them and fine-tune them. Most of them wrote themselves. I would be having a conversation with my kids, and all of a sudden I would give some advice. If I liked it, I would later record it. In fact, as I was compiling the tips, my kids would remind me of the things I had told them through the years.

Some of the tips are just reflections of the advice my mother and father passed on to me. Of course, they needed a little tweaking. I didn’t have to deal with the pressures of social media and cell phones when I was growing up.

5. Did you have any challenges when writing this book?

If so, what were they? The only challenge I really faced was stopping. At some point, I had to say, this is enough. I will most certainly continue to give my daughter (and son) advice as they continue to mature, but there definitely needed to be a stopping point for the book.

6. We would love to know more about the woman behind the book. How would you describe yourself?

Practical. Organized. Planner. These are some words that my close circle of friends and family would use to describe me. And I can’t argue with that. But, when the Holy Spirit asks me to do something, all that goes out the door. Jesus’ love for me is the most important thing in my life. My goal is that everyone would experience this type of love, which is why I am so quick to abandon my plans and do what God wants me to do.

On a fun note, I am married to my high school sweetheart. I was only 16 when we started dating. He was a football player and I was a cheerleader. You don’t get any cuter than that! God has blessed us with two beautiful children who are my absolute joy.

Also, I just love Yorkies, which is why you see them all throughout the book. One day, when the timing is right, I will add one to our family.

7. What do you hope readers take away from All Mascara is Not Created Equal?

I hope women learn that pop culture shouldn’t define the kind of women we become. I hope that they see that life is hard, but Jesus will be your comforter and strength. I hope that every woman sees her beauty, even before she puts on her mascara. Our inner beauty is so much more important than anything on the outside.

8. Can you tell us more about the ministry behind the book, Women Get Real?

Women Get Real Ministries is all about “getting real” with other women. All too often, women put on the fa├žade that everything is just perfect. But, in reality, they are silently suffering with issues like fear, anxiety, depression, body image, and faith. We break the rules about what is and is not acceptable to talk about, to try and reach the hearts of women providing them with hope and healing.

9. Where can we find you online and purchase the book?

Books are available through my website, www.womengetreal.org and on Amazon. It is also being sold at many boutique stores in Connecticut.

Thank you,
Janet of Loving Heart Designs
Disclaimer: Loving Heart Designs is part of this blog tour and received a complimentary copy of All Mascara is Not Created Equal by Jessica Landmon @JessicaLandmon through Women Get Real.com#WomenGetRealBlogTour  @AshleyLitPub @PRbytheBook

3/24/2015

NEW album Diamonds - Hawk Nelson available now!

Diamonds - Hawk Nelson
DIAMONDS * HAWK NELSON


DIAMONDS * HAWK NELSON

David, John, Daniel & Micah = Hawk Nelson

Street Date: 17th March 2015 



David, John, Daniel and Micah are Hawk Nelson a popular Christian punk-pop quartet formed in Canada from 2003. As of March 17th, 2015, they have released their 7th studio album called  DIAMONDS.  DIAMONDS is packed with powerhouse lyrics that are sure to get you in the mood for singing right along with the band. 

DIAMONDS features ten new amazing songs! As a treat, you can listen for FREE at YouTube to  the single Thank God For Something!  It is a catchy and fun song that will replay over and over in your mind as you go throughout the day. 

You can read-along or sing-along with the lyrics for DIAMONDS by Hawk Nelson. (http://hawknelson.com/diamonds/)


 DIAMONDS Song List:

  1. DIAMONDS
  2. DROPS IN THE OCEAN
  3. JUST GETTING STARTED
  4. LIVE LIKE YOU'RE LOVED
  5. SOLD OUT
  6. THANK GOD FOR SOMETHING
  7. COUNT ON YOU
  8. MADE TO LIVE
  9. STRAIGHT LINE
  10. ONLY YOU


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My nineteen-year-old daughter has been a Hawk Nelson fan for years. She proclaims that their music is pep-rally/pop rock type music that gets young people pumped up for worship! She owns a couple of their earlier albums: Smile, It's the End of the World(2006) and LIVE LIFE LOUD! (2009) She was glad to hear about this newest release - DIAMONDS! She said it's a more worship and contemporary Christian style. She approves! 


YouTube - Hawk Nelson * Thank God For Something VEVO



Where to purchase DIAMONDS or previous Hawk Nelson ablums; iTunes, GooglePlay, or Amazon

SOCIAL CONNECTION: hawknelson.com > Facebook >  Instagram  > Twitter > YouTube


Contest Time: Ends 3.31.2015
Would you like a chance to win your own copy of DIAMONDS by Hawk Nelson? Please leave your name and email for the main entry. Second, tell us your favorite song from this album or other Hawk Nelson albums! This contest is open for US and Canada only! The sponsor is responsible for awarding the prize. This contest ends March 31, 2015 at 11 PM EST. 

Extra Entries: (social connection - above)

  • Tweet @hawknelson (daily allowance)
  • Blog it! Share it! (provide the link)
  • Visit, Hawk Nelson on Facebook! 
  • Join them on Instagram! 
  • Subscribe at YouTube!


Thank you,
Janet Coffield
Loving Heart Designs
Disclaimer: Loving Heart Designs graciously received a sample copy of DIAMONDS - Hawk Nelson  from Merge PR through FAIRTRADE.

3/19/2015

PRESS PLAY - THE NEW DELUXE EDITION JEREMY CAMP - I WILL FOLLOW IS HERE!

JEREMY CAMP - I WILL FOLLOW
DELUXE EDITION JEREMY CAMP - I WILL FOLLOW  ‪#‎IWillFollow‬


I Have a Dream that Hearts for You Would Thirst and Hunger 
~  We Are The Dreamers ~


What's new for Jeremy Camp?
Jeremy Camp is one of our favorite Christian-Contemporary Pop/Rock musician & songwriters. Fans will know that his seventh album RECKLESS was released back in 2013 and Christmas: God With Us in 2012. Since then, Camp has sold over 4 million albums, won numerous awards in the past twelve years and been part of more than 25 tours in more than 32 countries. He considers himself as "a minister who happens to play music as a way to minister."


As of  February 3, 2015 Camp presents us with the Deluxe Edition: Jeremy Camp - I Will Follow  album through Capitol CMG. I Will Follow features a total of eleven -- No, there's sixteen amazing spirit-filled  and encouraging songs.  He added 5 bonus songs and there is a lyric booklet is included so you can follow along with the songs word-by-word.

I am having a difficult time picking my favorite from I Will Follow. Each song shares a great message that every Child of God should want to incorporate into their growing Christian lifestyle like Christ In Me. I Will Follow is an amazing and fun worship album. You might want to grab up extra copies for your family and friends!


JEREMY CAMP - I WILL FOLLOW  Capitol Records


I Will Follow Song List:

  • LIVING WORD
  • I WILL FOLLOW (YOU ARE WITH ME)
  • HE KNOWS
  • FINALLY HOME
  • CHRIST IN ME*
  • 'TIL THE END
  • CAN'T BE MOVED
  • ONLY IN YOU
  • SAME POWER
  • WE ARE THE DREAMERS
BONUS SONGS:
  • SPIRIT NOW
  • BE STILL
  • PERFECT LOVE
  • HE KNOWS(ACOUSTIC)**
  • HERE I AM(ACOUSTIC)**

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I beckon you to press play on the Youtube Lyric Video that shares You Are With Me  from I Will Follow DVD  Be blessed!

YOUTUBE LYRIC VIDEO: 
Jeremy Camp - I WILL FOLLOW(YOU ARE WITH ME)  ‪#‎IWillFollow‬


Visit Jeremy Camp online to learn more more about him, the Jeremy's Speaking Louder Ministries, tour schedules, and video samples. There is a Jeremy Camp store that sells music,  t-shirts, books and more.

Purchase Jeremy Camp I Will Follow CD at the low price of $10 online.  It is featured in other formats as well.

Social Media Connection: Jeremy Camp,  Facebook, Instagram, iTunesTwitter and YouTube.


Contest Time: If you would like a chance to win a copy of Jeremy Camp - I Will Follow, please leave a legitimate comment about I Will Follow or Jeremy Camp, along with your name and email address.

Extra Entries:

  1. Tweet @jeremycamp #IWillFollow 
  2. Tweet Daily Allowed
  3. Fan Jeremy Camp on YouTube.
  4. Visit Jeremy Camp on Facebook
  5. Share it! Blog it! +2


The contest is open for USA and Canada only! If you have won this same album on another blog or giveaway, please let me know.  This contest ends March 31, 2015 at 11 PM EST. The winner must reply within 48 hrs to claim their prize or another reader maybe chosen. The sponsor is providing the prize.


Thank you,
Janet Coffield
Loving Heart Designs
Disclaimer: Loving Heart Designs received a complimentary copy of I Will Follow - Jeremy Camp Deluxe Edition DVD through Merge PR. Quotes are by Jeremy Camp.

3/16/2015

Holiday Gift Guide: Easter Stories: Classic Tales for the Holy Season!

Easter Stories: Classic Tales for the Holy Season


Easter Stories: Classic Tales for the Holy Season 
ISBN: 13:978-0874865981
Softcover; Plough Publishing House
www.plough.com; SRV $18.00 



A treasury of read-aloud tales selected for their spiritual value and literary integrity. 


Easter Stories: Classic Tales for the Holy Season is a collection of classic and spiritual tales that are sure to make your celebration of this holiday season more memorable. You will find world-famous storytellers like C. S. Lewis, Leo Tolstoy, Oscar Wilde, Ruth Sawyer and many more. Easter Stories is filled with unique black and white original woodcut artwork by Lisa Toth. 


Plough Publishing House
Original Woodcuts by Lisa Toth


I enjoyed reading aloud "How Donkeys Got the Spirit of Contradiction" by Andre Trocme(translated by Nellie Trocme Hewett) to my children and discussing it afterwards. You will find favorites like The Golden Egg, The Selfish Giant, and Robin Redbreast just to name a few. Each story offers great spiritual value not to mention the literary quality. 

I recommend this book to families that would like to add a more spiritual approach to the upcoming holiday of Holy Week and Easter. I look forwards to rereading it year after year with my family. 

To purchase a copy, visit Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Plough

Social Connection: Facebook, Google+Pinterest, and Twitter.

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Contest Time: 
To enter,visit Easter Stories: Classic Tales for the Holy Season and tell us which story seems appealing to you. Leave your name and email in the main comment. For extra entries, you can tweet daily @luvnheartdesign & @PloughBooksThis contest is open to US and Canada only!   

"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

Thank you,
Janet Coffield
Loving Heart Designs
Disclaimer: Loving Heart Designs received a complimentary copy of Easter Stories: Classic Tales for the Holy Season! through Propeller/FlyBy Promotions.com.

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