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Recipe: Low Country Boil

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Low Country Boil

  • 3 lbs. Polish Sausage
  • 5 lbs. Red Potatoes
  • 1 Dozen Corn on the Cobs (whole or halves)
  • 3 lbs. Large Shrimp
Seasonings:  (To Taste - See Product Instructions)
  • Old Bay Seasoning
  • Zatarain's Concentrated Shrimp & Crab Boil
  • Tony Chachere's The Original Creole Seasoning

Add water to a very large pot. Heat to a rolling boil. For the first 20 minutes, add the red potatoes and sausage. Next, toss in the corn on the cob for 10 minutes. Finally, for the only 3 minutes add the shrimp and seasonings. Drain. Serve. Eat.

Sauce: We use a cocktail sauce for dipping our shrimp.

Time: 33 minutes

Warning: Please use caution while cooking. Hot water and foods can cause mild burns. Also, some people have food allergies. LHD is not responsible for any harm that may happen while preparing, cooking or eating this dish. Thank you.
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Scholastic Storybook Treasures: The Rosemary Wells Collection

Scholastic Storybook Treasures
The Rosemary Wells Collection

The Rosemary Wells Collection

Scholastic Storybook Treasures - The Rosemary Wells Collection
Running Time: 2 h, 22 mins. + extras
DVD: 2 Disks
Gnere: Kidsvid/Ages 3-9
Catalog #: NNVG227919

Once again we can share wonderful classic stories with our children from Scholastic Storybook Treasures. Coming this August, you can purchase The Rosemary Collection for $19.95SRP. This is a 2-DVD set with eight of the most beloved stories by author-illustrator Rosemary Wells. She has published over 120 books that span over four decades. She has introduced us to delightful characters like Max, Ruby, and Nora.

Noisy Nora

Noisy Nora … and more stories by Rosemary Wells
There are four stories: Noisy Nora, Emily’s First 100 Days of School, Voyage to the Bunny Planet, and Reading to Your Bunny. You can choose the read-along feature on both DVD’s and check out the comprehension questions at the end of each disk. Extra features includes an interview with Rosemary Wells, Gonna Read to My Bunny music video. The story Noisy Nora is featured in Spanish as well.

Max's Chocolate Chicken

Max’s Chocolate Chicken … and more stories by Rosemary Wells
This DVD as includes four stories: Max’s Chocolate Chicken, Max’s Christmas, Morris’s Disappearing Bag and Otto Runs for President. Max’s Christmas is featured in Spanish. Watch an interview with Rosemary Wells, and check out the comprehension questions at the end of the DVD.

Weston Woods Studios is responsible for creating audiovisual adaptations for classic children's picture books. You can find more classic story DVD’s through Scholastic Storybook Treasures. For more information, visit Scholastic Storybook Treasures(www.scholastic.com or www.newkideo.com)

My Thoughts
We are fans of Scholastic Storybook Treasures and were delighted to review another great product by them. My four-year-old daughter and I snuggled up together in the big brown recliner to watch Max’s Chocolate Chicken. She loved it. She even liked answering some of the comprehension questions at the end of the disk. We look forward to watching The Rosemary Collection over and over again.We hope you will consider welcoming them into your home too.

Disclaimer: Loving Heart Designs received for free Scholastic Storybook Treasures - The Rosemary Wells Collection featuring Max, Ruby and Noisy Nora.
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Wordless Wednesday: Glee Parody

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Charley Striking A Pose 

Recently, I won a contest from Eccentric Eclectic Woman(Crystal). She featured the Doggly Pet ID Tag from 1 Cute Pooch. I think Charley likes it! What do you think? :)

Disclaimer: Loving Heart Designs won a Doggly (Glee Parody) Pet ID Tag from 1 Cute Pooch.
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Hands-On Bible NLT for Kids by Tyndale

337692: NLT Hands-On Bible, Softcover
NLT Hands-On Bible
Publisher: Tyndale
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-1-4143-3769-2
SRP: $19.99
Page Count: 1344
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2

Jesus taught with hands-on lessons and illustrations. The Hands-On Bible uses the same experience-based learning to communicate God’s Word in an active, understandable way. This new edition features updated tip-ins, a more portable size for kids, an attractive cover, and online parenting helps. With hundreds of fun, memorable activities (A “Do-It” activity in EVERY feature!) and the full New Living Translation text, the Hands-On Bible is packed with activities and experiences that invite kids to crawl inside the Scriptures and “do” God’s Word

My Thoughts

Where should I begin? I guess I will start out stating that the Hands-On Bible is AWESOME! Don’t you think adults have been catered to for way too long? Listen up! Your child will love the Hands-On Bible. There are gobs of fun activities, crafts, fun facts, science projects, and other features throughout the Bible. Some projects may need adult supervision. Do not fret! This can create the perfect opportunity to study God’s Word together as a family and make many special memories with your child. The New Living Translation makes reading the Bible much easier for them. The introduction teaches the in’s-and-out’s of how to use the Bible. To help your child understand and live the Bible truths, there are 52 key verse activities.  Read biographies about our most popular Bible heroes. Flip on over to the back to look up words in the dictionary/concordance.

The Hands-On Bible is a great gift idea for any family that has young children. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, uncle or aunt may be consider giving that special someone it as a gift. Do not wait until their birthday either. They need it now!

With MYHANDSONBIBLE.COM the whole family can be involved with the Hands-On Bible. You can download free music, get family devotions, and much more.

View a free sample of the Hands-On Bible. You can find Hands-On Bible at many wonderful stores. My favorite is Christianbook.com. (New Release this July 2010)


Win a copy: Drop by GAhome2mom and sign up for a chance. Ends 7/27

I gratefully received a free copy of the Hands-On Bible by Tyndale House and one gift certificate to share with one of my readers. 
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Children's Classic Stories Now With Sign Language

The Best Children's Stories Now With Sign Language!

Just in time for back-to-school on July 27, Scholastic Storybook TreasuresTM will release their new line of American Sign Language(ASL) stories geared towards children ages 3 to 9. The first DVD's being released are the popular best sellers, Corduroy and Goodnight Moon. Each DVD contains 3 stories which includes  read-along, read-aloud and sign language. Also, included on each DVD you will find vocabulary words along with sign language illustrations and reading comprehension questions.

Sign Language Increases IQ  Scores by 12 Points!

Did you know that studies show that children's IQ scores can increase to an average of 12 points when they learn sign language during the preschool years? Teaching a second language in the preschool years including sign language aids in vocabulary, language skills, reading readiness, communication, sight word retention and enhances fine motor skills.

My Thoughts

Recently, while on vacation my family and I were eating at a pizza pub and a lovely family walked in to eat. They sat right behind us where my four-year-old daughter could see them. She is not a shy child and immediately began waving and talking with their little boy. We noticed that his parents and grandparents were communicating by using sign language. She had many questions about sign language while we were eating. And now, I am happy to be sharing quality products that can help her with communicating with children in their special language. As a homeschool parent, I believe these new DVD's will make a great addition to any homeschool library, daycare, church or local library.

To learn more about ASL, visit Signs for Intelligence www.signsforintelligence.com . To purchase a copy of either DVD for $12.95, visit Scholastic at www.newkideo.com. 

Disclaimer: Loving Heart Designs happily received free copies of the new sign language DVD's by Scholastic Storybook Treasures(www.newkideo.com & www.scholastic.com) and Weston Woods Studio:  "Goodnight Moon .. and more great bedtime stories" and "A Pocket for Corduroy .. and more stories about friendship" on DVD for this review.
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The Okee Dokee Brothers - Take It Outside

The Okee Dokee Brothers - 
Take It Outside


Who are the Okee Dokee Brothers? They come from Denver, Colorado. This folky bluegrass duo is made up of singer-songwriters, Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing. Their songs contain witty, off-the-wall humor, with a folkish style for the whole family but geared specifically for the kids. Maybe you have heard of their first album called "Kids With Beards"? It was voted  Top Twenty Kids Album of 2008 on the Fids and Kamily Poll.

They will be releasing a new album on August 3, 2010 called Take It Outside. This beautifully designed CD contains thirteen fun songs like "Wash Your Face", "The Naked Truth", "Hero" and many others. If you would like to learn more about them, visit The Okee Dokee Brothers website. You can find concert locations, buy their albums, a t-shirt, and a whole lot more. Look for their albums on Amazon, CDBaby and The Pokey Pup. They even have a poetry book called Out of Tune. (View Samples)

Watch & Listen to "Wash Your Face"...

Also, the Okee Dokee Brothers can be found on popular social media sites like Facebook, MySpaceTwitter, and YouTube.

~  Janet Carter
Disclaimer: This review was made possible by Sugar Mountain PR and The Okee Dokee Brothers. Loving Heart Designs received a free copy of  The Okee Dokee Brothers - Take It Outside for this review.
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Xmas in July Sale at Name Maker's Inc

quality since 1938

I had the opportunity to review several samples of namemaker's personalized woven clothing labels. If you enjoy sewing then you may consider adding your own personalized label inside the garment or item. Namemaker has a variety of styles to choose from. Even if you don't sew you may enjoy adding a personal touch to other things. They have personalized ribbons, waterproff stickers, and wrapping paper. I think the personalized gingham ribbons are a great gift giving addition for that special someone.

Namemaker has various special occasion and holiday categories to browse through, like birthday, graduation, baby and Christmas. Why not drop by and see what they have to offer!

Special offer: Enter coupon code xmasjuly at checkout for 20% off personalized ribbon, stickers, labels, embossed wrap, and more!

Disclaimer: Thanks to ChicExecs.com and namemaker for providing quality products for Loving Heart Designs to review. Also, thanks to namemaker for providing free product samples for this review.
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Happy Fourth of July

 Happy Independence Day

From 2010-07-04

Happy Birthday America!!!!

All photos taken by Loving Heart Designs (c)2010

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