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Thank you, Please share you Holiday Gift Guides! (comment below)Janet (GAhome2mom)

11/25/2014

Holiday Gift Guide: PERFECT GIFT FOR BUDDING YOUNG ARTISTS!

 DRAWING WITH MARK DVDS

Let's Go to the Zoo! & Zoo Stories
 "Recommended...sure to inspire creativity in children of 
elementary school age and beyond!"
-- Video Librarian

"Every once in a while, a 'how-to" DVD comes along that stands out 
among the others.  I usually don't talk about these, but this one 
deserves my attention"
-- Working Mother

JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS COME TWO BRAND-NEW
"DRAWING WITH MARK" DVDS FROM THE ACCLAIMED, EMMY®-NOMINATED INSTRUCTIONAL SERIES - THE 
PERFECT GIFT FOR BUDDING YOUNG ARTISTS!

DRAWING WITH MARK: LET'S GO TO THE ZOO & ZOO STORIES
&
DRAWING WITH MARK: TAKE FLIGHT, AS THE WHEELS TURN
& FIRE STATION

National DVD and VOD Release Date: December 2, 2014
DVD SRP each: $14.98

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Hosted by former Disney illustrator Mark Marderosian, the critically-acclaimed, nationally broadcast, multi-award winning series continues with two brand-new DVDs that teach kids of all ages how to draw, while also taking them on education journeys to fun and exciting destinations.  Each multi-episode DVD, from the TDC Entertainment imprint Shelter Island, includes journeys, drawing lessons and a specially-designed insert with drawing exercises - perfect practice for any budding young artist!

DRAWING WITH MARK: LET'S GO TO THE ZOO & ZOO STORIES features two complete episodes including two fantastic visits to New England's Stone Zoo!  There, young viewers will learn all about animal life and how to draw such friends as a bear, a flamingo, a jaguar and more!

DRAWING WITH MARK is currently broadcast on 150 television stations reaching over 350 cities nationwide, is an entertaining, interactive, educational series featuring live action as well as animated "Angels from the Attic" characters.

In addition to its Parent's Choice and Creative Child Magazine awards, DRAWING WITH MARK is a Dr. Toy winner for "best vacation" product and was approved by Kids FIRST!, a voluntary collaboration consisting of more than 100,000 members whose mandate is to teach children critical viewing skills and to increase the visibility and availability of quality children's media. The series is also a National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences 2013 Emmy® nominee in the Children's/Youth category in the Boston/New England area.

BONUS FEATURES

Each DVD features extras, including:

PROGRAM INFORMATION


DRAWING WITH MARK: LET'S GO TO THE ZOO & ZOO STORIES

Catalog #: SHL121
Running Time: 60 minutes
Genre: Instructional/Kids
Aspect Ratio: 16 x 9
Audio: Stereo



Take Flight, As the Wheels Turn & Fire Station


DRAWING WITH MARK: TAKE FLIGHT, AS THE WHEELS TURN & FIRE STATION is a special three-episode edition for those enthralled with transportation of all types!  In this DVD, viewers will learn how to draw a plane, helicopter, a futuristic car, a fire truck and much more!

A professional illustrator and creator of "Angels from the Attic," a comic strip that appears in 50 newspapers nationwide, Marderosian has a soft spoken and highly educational demeanor similar to Mr. Rogers and has been teaching children how to draw for over 20 years. Marderosian, whose  teaching style is inviting, warm and extraordinarily nurturing, teaches simple basic art lessons and discusses shapes, parallel lines, shading, dimension, stick figures and action lines, so the budding artist can feel comfortable moving forward and expanding his/her creativity. 

DRAWING WITH MARK is currently broadcast on 150 television stations reaching over 350 cities nationwide, is an entertaining, interactive, educational series featuring live action as well as animated "Angels from the Attic" characters.

In addition to its Parent's Choice and Creative Child Magazine awards, DRAWING WITH MARK is a Dr. Toy winner for "best vacation" product and was approved by Kids FIRST!, a voluntary collaboration consisting of more than 100,000 members whose mandate is to teach children critical viewing skills and to increase the visibility and availability of quality children's media. The series is also a National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences 2013 Emmy® nominee in the Children's/Youth category in the Boston/New England area.

BONUS FEATURES

Each DVD features extras, including:

PROGRAM INFORMATION

 
DRAWING WITH MARK: TAKE FLIGHT, AS THE WHEELS TURN & FIRE STATION

Catalog#: SHL122
Running Time: 90 minutes 
Genre:Instructional/Kids
Aspect Ratio:16 x 9
Audio: Stereo

About Mark Marderosian

Mark Marderosian is a well-respected professional cartoonist and illustrator with over 25 years of experience working with nationally known brands in children's media, publishing, entertainment and animation. Marderosian designed and developed art and illustrations for countless media and toy companies including Walt Disney Productions, Universal Theme Parks, and Hasbro toys.  Marderosian's contributions were integral in the art illustrations of major publishers as he was responsible for drawing books featuring the Disney characters and Disney Princesses. Among the other characters he is known for drawing include Mulan, Jessica Rabbit, the Little Mermaid, Jimmy Neutron, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head and the initial Toy Story merchandise.

ABOUT TDC ENTERTAINMENT

New York City-based TDC Entertainment is a diversified home entertainment distributor headed by longtime industry veterans Gary Baddeley and Dan Gurlitz. TDC combines the distinctive film collections of three label imprints: disinformation®, True Mind and Shelter Island. With a focus on films that cover social, political and environmental issues, as well as subjects that range from ethics and health to personal growth and history, TDC's highly acclaimed library of films includes Robert Greenwald's political documentaries such as Unmanned: America's Drone Wars, Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price and Outfoxed, the Emmy®-winning series Journey of the Universe, compelling issue-oriented docs including Tapped, Killer at Large, Greedy Lying Bastards and Unacceptable Levels, as well as the best-selling Parents Choice Award-winning instructional series, Drawing with Mark. For more information, visit TDCent.com.


Watch a sample of Drawing With Mark: Learn to Draw Saturn! on YouTube.

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My Thoughts

DRAWING WITH MARK: TAKE FLIGHT, AS THE WHEELS TURN & FIRE STATION

Loving Heart Designs received a complimentary copy of DRAWING WITH MARK: TAKE FLIGHT, AS THE WHEELS TURN & FIRE STATION on DVD through Foundry Communications.

We are Drawing with Mark fans! Mark Marderosian is a warm and friendly instructor that teaches the basics of drawing for younger children. I even enjoy watching the videos and drawing right along with my children. It's fun to learn new techniques.It's fun to go on field-trips with Mark, too.

Please consider watching the sample video of Learn to Draw Saturn on Youtube. Drawing with Mark DVD's are fun, educational and entertaining for the entire family. Why not pick up a DVD or two for stocking stuffers this holiday season or any occasion?

Merry Christmas,

Janet Coffield & family

Disclaimer: Loving Heart Designs was provided this press release and a complimentary copy of DRAWING WITH MARK: TAKE FLIGHT, AS THE WHEELS TURN & FIRE STATION on DVD  through Foundry Communications.  Bookmark and Share

Holiday Gift Guide: THE AMERICAN PLATE: A CULINARY HISTORY IN 100 BITES, a Entertaining Fact-and-Recipe-Filled Buffet of American Food History, Should Be on Every Foodie and History-Lovers Gift List!

"The American Plate is a true masterclass in American history 
through a food lens. A must read!"
-- Chef Carla Hall

"The American Plate is an engagingly readable history of American food. It takes us from pemmican to microwave popcorn, from lunch pails to oysters Rockefeller. It's one of those agreeable books that works just as well if you dive in at random or read every bite in sequence; either way, it is full of treats.  Libby O'Connell imparts a great deal of information about changing American foodways with humor and pithiness. She considers such questions as how beavertail and eel - once popular American delicacies - didn't pass the test of time, while maple syrup and blueberries are still enjoyed, just as they were by American Indians. Oh, and read on to find out the secret ingredient in Brunswick stew."
-- Bee Wilson, author of Consider the Fork: 
A History of How we Cook and Eat


"The American Plate shows that food is interesting not just because it tastes good, but because it reflects the people who grow, cook, and eat it.... a buffet of information that revels in the incredible diversity of 
American cuisine."
-- Michael Stern, co-author of the bestselling Roadfood series

The American Plate by Libby H. O'Connell


  
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks (November 11, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1492603023
  • ISBN-13: 978-1492603023
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches


Every food has a story.  

But how much do Americans really know about the foods they consume?

For generations, people have proudly defined themselves and their values through their national cuisine. American food, like its history, is a world of its own.  THE AMERICAN PLATE: A CULINARY HISTORY IN 100 BITES is an enticingly fresh book from Dr. Libby H. O'Connell, the chief historian of the History Channel, introduces modern readers to lost American food traditions and leads them on a tantalizing culinary journey through the evolution of our vibrant cuisine and culture. Covering a hundred different foods from the Native American-era through today and featuring over a dozen recipes and photos, this fascinating history of American food will delight history buffs and food lovers alike.

Tracing the history of the United States through a series of 100 iconic dishes and delicacies (or bites), O'Connell offers a unique multilayered overview of the American people and the transformation of their palates. Delicious recipes, menus, photos, and fun historical tidbits are sprinkled throughout: from why politicians incorporate barbecue feats into their campaign tactics to the real reason Americans call a dollar a "buck" and why takeout is not the modern convenience you thought it was!

Each chapter and each "bite" stands alone, so it can be read from front to back or just pick a time or food that interests you. It can inspire meals for traditional holidays or observances. Ranging from unusual delicacies like roasted beaver tail to traditional meatloaf, and social edibles like beer and pretzels, O'Connell explores how different cultures and their traditions have shaped our national diet, influenced the foods we eat and cook today; and the indelible footprint they've left on the foods we savor.

The American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites (ON SALE: November 11; Sourcebooks; ISBN: 978-1-4926-0302-3; $26.99)

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 RED CROSS WAR CAKE

The American Red Cross promoted this cake recipe, promising that the end

product could reach the western front and retain its freshness. The dried fruit

helps keep it moist if it has to be shipped across the Atlantic. Try soaking the

raisins in rum for a few days or a week before you make the cake. Your dough-
boy will thank you.

The original recipe comes with a recommendation: “Cake keeps fresh for

a long time and can be sent to men at the front.” 23

ingredients

  •  2 cups brown sugar
  •  2 cups hot water
  •  8 ounces raisins (about 1 package), chopped
  •  2 tablespoons lard
  •  1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  •  1 teaspoon cloves
  •  1 teaspoon salt
  •  3 cups all-purpose flour
  •  1 teaspoon baking soda

directions

Put sugar, hot water, raisins, lard, cinnamon, cloves, and salt in a large pot.

Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently, then reduce the heat

to medium low and cook at a low boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat

and cool. Preheat oven to 350°F. Stir in flour and baking soda. Mix well.

Grease 2 mini- loaf pans. 


Pour batter into the pans and bake for 45 minutes.


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Get your copy today! Shop Amazon.com; featured on Kindle, Hardcover, and Audiobook.

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Thank you,
Janet Coffield
http://lovingheartdesigns.blogspot.com/ 
Disclaimer: Loving Heart Designs has permission to post this information through Foundry Communications. Recipe is property of The American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites. (SourceBooks)
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Holiday Gift Guide: Nature Girl by Karen Whiting & Rebecca White

Nature Girl: A Guide to Caring for God's Creation
by Karen Whiting and Rebecca White

Nature Girl by Karen Whiting & Rebecca White

 Nature Girl : A Guide to Caring for God's Creation by Karen Whiting and Rebecca White

  • ISBN-10    0310725003
  • ISBN-13    9780310725008
  • Publisher    Zonderkidz
  • USD          $7.99
  • Format       Paperback
  • Language   English


I received a complimentary copy of Nature Girl: A Guide to Caring for God's Creation written by the mother and daughter team of Karen Whiting and Rebecca White.

Nature Girl: A Guide to Caring for God's Creation is an Eco-friendly guide written from a Christian perspective that is recommended for pre-teen and tween girls. It features a Green List which shares ideas for going green in an A-to-Z listing followed by chapter related topics. Nature Girl is both educational and fun! It is crammed full of both indoor and outdoor activities, crafts,  games, fun facts, science experiments, recipes, quizzes and so much more. There are ten chapters and included in each are various Bible scriptures(NIV), quotes from tween girls,  interviews and more.

As a home-school parent, I want my children to develop a respect and appreciation for all of God's creation. (Genesis 1:31) I  selected Nature Girl to review because I am in agreement that we must teach our children to love and respect our world. I plan on including Nature Girl: A Guide to Caring for God's Creation as as part of our supplemental home-school science curriculum. My youngest daughter loves cooking, crafts and the outdoors. What a wonderful way to teach her about conservation,  environmental issues and most importantly becoming better stewards for God's creation!  I think they should create a Nature Boy, too.


Purchase a copy: 

725009: The Nature Girl, A Guide to Going Green: A Guide to Caring for God"s Creation The Nature Girl, A Guide to Going Green: A Guide to Caring for God's Creation
By Karen Whiting & Rebecca White / Zondervan

Being a "green girl" for God means more than just caring for our planet. It also means appreciating God's creations and understanding our responsibility in caring for the earth. Each chapter covers different topics like water, air, energy, recycling, and renewing the earth, and includes crafts, Scripture verses, games, quizzes, interviews with real people and quotes from real girls. The book also contains science-based activities, career ideas, plus resources for more information.
Nature Girl is available at Christianbook,.com in paperback and an eBook.


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One man's trash is another man's treasure.

Thank you,
Janet Coffield
http://lovingheartdesigns.blogspot.com/ 
Disclaimer: Loving Heart Designs  received an advanced complimentary readers copy of Nature Girl: A Guide to Caring for God's Creation by Karen Whiting and Rebecca White through Booklook Bloggers.


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