11/29/2011

Entenmann's Big Book of Baking


Entenmann's Big Book of Baking
Entenmann's Big Book of Baking SRP $14.99


Entenmann's Big Book of Baking
http://www.entenmanns.com/


Holiday baking can be so much fun and rewarding especially when we bake for the ones we love . Entenmann's Big Book of Baking shares over 140 recipes inspired by their products. Entenmann's makes baking fun and easy with many simple recipes that are sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Oh, the photos are and added bonus. My family would enjoy the Spiced Pumpkin Pie, Carrot Cake and Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups. They have portion control recipes too. Why not try several of Entenmann's delicious recipes at your home this holiday season!

Entenmann's can be found online at  Facebook for more news and contests. (http://www.facebook.com/Entenmanns)

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Truth and Dare Devotional by Ann-Margaret Hovseplan


It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!


Today's Wild Card author is:


and the book:

David C. Cook (October 1, 2011)
***Special thanks to Audra Jennings, Senior Media Specialist, The B&B Media Group for sending me a review copy.***

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


Ann Margret Hovsepian is a published author, freelance writer and editor and amateur artist. She has published more than 210 articles for dozens of Canadian and U.S. print periodicals and has become a sought-after author of pre-teen girls’ devotional books. She has published Blossom: The Complete New Testament for Girls (Thomas Nelson, 2006) and The One Year Designer Genes Devo (Tyndale, 2007). She speaks at conferences and events and is actively involved on the board of Canadian Baptist Women of Ontario and Quebec, Canada. Hovsepian resides in Montreal, Canada.

Visit the author's website.

SHORT BOOK DESCRIPTION:

Is your pre-teen daughter ready for more—more excitement, more adventure, more joy? Then dare her to discover the secret to a life that sparkles for God. Show her she’s got what it takes to make an impact on the world. Ann Margret Hovsepian’s newest book, Truth and Dare: One Year of Dynamic Devotions for Girls, is designed for girls 9 to 12 and filled with powerful wisdom on everything from godly friendships to worshipping God.

It can be easy for young girls to neglect their Bible reading. Perhaps they feel Scripture doesn’t directly relate to them. Maybe they may lack encouragement or accountability, or they may just have too many distractions in their everyday lives. This lack of spiritual food can stunt girls’ spiritual growth and make them vulnerable to the temptations and ungodly influences around them. It can also prevent them from developing a love for Scripture early in life, making it even harder to get into God’s Word when they get older.

Truth and Dare encourages tween girls to discover how exciting God’s Word can be. They will see it make a difference in their daily lives and experience the blessings that come from doing it and not just hearing it. Daily challenges (dares) based on Scripture (truth) will provide opportunities for them to make their faith come alive as they learn to serve others, build character and make a difference.

Scripture will be transformed from something learned to something lived. Girls will delight in discovering how God’s Word can become real in whole new ways as they learn to apply it with each day’s dare. It ideally suits anyone looking to inspire a young girl to boldly live out her faith. So encourage the tween girl in your life to take the dare and discover the truth! It’s her time to shine as a girl who knows what it means to live a fierce and fearless life of faith.





Product Details:

List Price: $14.99
Reading level: Ages 9 and up
Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: David C. Cook (October 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1434702081
ISBN-13: 978-1434702081

AND NOW...THE FIRST CHAPTER (To enlarge, click on the images):




























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Triple Dog Dare Devotional by Jeremy Jones


It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!


Today's Wild Card author is:

Jeremy Jones

and the book:

David C. Cook (October 1, 2011)
***Special thanks to Audra Jennings, Senior Media Specialist, The B&B Media Group for sending me a review copy.***

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


Jeremy V. Jones is an award-winning journalist who has served as senior associate editor of Breakaway magazine. He has authored several books, including Toward the Goal: The Kaka Story and The Keeper: The Tim Hoard Story. He also writes for magazines such as Clubhouse and Christianity Today. He resides with his wife and two children in Colorado.



SHORT BOOK DESCRIPTION:

Boys want action. They don’t want to sit around and talk—that’s for grown-ups and girls. They engage life and relationships by doing something: skateboarding, playing games or re-creating favorite movie scenes. So why should faith be any different? That’s why Jeremy V. Jones created Triple Dog Dare: One Year of Dynamic Devotions for Boys—to provide the action boys need in order to grow their faith.

The Bible is full of action. Remember how David slew Goliath, Daniel faced those lions, Paul survived a shipwreck and Jesus stood up for a woman about to be killed? God made boys to take His truth and do something with it, to man up and change the world. These action-packed devotions for boys ages 9 to 12 are filled with godly truth and bold spiritual challenges that transform time with God into the adventure of the day.

Triple Dog Dare connects God’s Word to boys’ hearts and hands with real-life scenarios and activities. Each day is filled with short Scriptures, concise biblical truth and a daily dare, all challenging them to put their faith into practice. Scripture readings from every book of the Bible open up the action-packed Word of God. Whether it’s drawing comic strips of biblical battles, dreaming up a life list of goals, making snack packs for the homeless or producing Bible-based movies, boys will go on daily dynamic experiences with God, taking faith off the page and setting it into motion. Themes cover the daily realities of pre-teen males, including bullying, peer pressure, girls, sibling rivalry, honesty and more.

These exciting devotions will inspire boys’ hearts toward godly characteristics such as integrity, generosity and kindness. Parents will appreciate watching Christ-like traits emerge as each dare is undertaken. It is a manual that will deepen boys’ friendships with Jesus as they look forward to spending time with Him every day. So if you know a boy who is up for the challenge, triple dog dare him!




Product Details:

List Price: $14.99
Reading level: Ages 9 and up
Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: David C. Cook (October 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0781404576
ISBN-13: 978-0781404570

AND NOW...THE FIRST CHAPTER (Click on images to enlarge):

























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11/26/2011

25 Days Until Christmas: A Family Advent Calendar

25 Days Until Christmas: A Family Advent Calendar SRP: $14.98
 
BRING THE JOYS OF THE CHRISTMAS SEASON HOME WITH THIS  UNIQUE DAILY ADVENT CALENDAR ON DVD, COMPLETE WITH SEASONAL DEVOTIONS, HYMNS AND A BIBLE READING OF THE CHRISTMAS STORY



Christmas is a time for both celebration with family and focusing on the gift of Jesus Christ.  Advent marks this season by reflectively observing the days as we approach Jesus’ birth.  25 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS: A FAMILY ADVENT CALENDAR will reintroduce the Bible into your family’s Christmas tradition by counting down the Advent calendar with daily scripture readings, beautiful HD winter scenes, devotions and inspirational music.  Listen one day at a time, or “play all” for a longer, more worshipful experience.  Start a new holiday family tradition this Christmas with this unique and timeless DVD…only from Entertainment One

Format: DVD/Single
Run time: 60 mins. + extras      
Rating: N/A
Price: $14.98srp

For more information about 25 days of christmas and other releases, please follow entertainment one on twitter: http://twitter.com/EoneHomeVideo

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My Thoughts

25 Days Until Christmas: A Family Advent Calendar offers a beautiful way to introduce the birth of Jesus Christ to your family this holiday season. The scenes are refreshing and the added scripture reading is wonderful. You may like to add this DVD to your family holiday library this year.

Happy Holidays,

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The Classic Series Babar and Father Christmas

The Classic Series Babar and Father Christmas

THIS CHRISTMAS, FOLLOW BABAR ON HIS NORTH POLE ADVENTURE IN A BELOVED HOLIDAY CLASSIC, DIGITALLY RESTORED AND RE-MASTERED ON DVD!

In this delightful, fully animated holiday tale, Babar's children, Arthur, Pom, Flora and Alexander write a letter to Father Christmas asking him to visit Celesteville at Christmas.  But their letter never arrives because it is stolen by Babar's Arch-enemy, Rataxes the Rhinoceros, who wants all of Santa's toys for himself!  When Babar sees his children so disappointed, he decides to make a journey in search of Father Christmas.  Secretly followed by Rataxes, Babar’s adventure takes home viewers from Paris all the way to the North Pole, to the very toy shop of Father Christmas himself!  Can Babar save Christmas for Celesteville?  DVD bonuses include two extra episodes highlighting core family values, “A Child in the Snow” & “The Gift”, and an exclusive Babar coloring book!  Watch and find out in BABAR: THE CLASSIC SERIES: BABAR AND FATHER CHRISTMAS, a soon-to-be treasured part of every family’s home entertainment library!

Format: DVD/Single
Run time: 70 mins.      
Rating: N/A
Price: $14.98srp

for more information about Babar: The classic Series and other releases, please  follow Entertainment one on Twitter: http://twitter.com/eonehomevideo. 

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My Thoughts

My daughter and I enjoyed watching BABAR: The Classic Series: Babar and Father Christmas. The  DVD included the following stories: Babar and Father Christmas, A Child in the Snow, and The Gift. This delightful series includes a free coloring book to add more joy to your childs viewing experience. I plan on scanning the pages to share with my grandchildren. They can watch and color when we watch  it over and over again. What a great stocking stuffer idea for the upcoming holidays! Happy Holidays.

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11/25/2011

Recipe: Turkey Tetrazzini

 Turkey Tetrazzini 
Turkey Tetrazzini (c)2011 Loving Heart Designs


Ingredients:
  • 4 cups Turkey (leftover)
  • 1 - 1 lb. pkg. thin spaghetti noodles
  • 3 cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 Sm can of Mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 1/2 cup butter - melted
  • 1 cup Cheddar Cheese  - shredded
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Opt. Italian Bread Crumbs
Instructions:

Make spaghetti noodles according to box instructions. Dice the leftover turkey and set aside. In a large saucepan melt the butter. Add milk and chicken broth. Slowly incorporate the flour a little at a time until mixed thoroughly. Allow the sauce to thicken and then add the diced mushrooms. Once sauce has thickened begin adding the turkey and noodles together. Then add the sauce plus Parmesan cheese a little at a time until incorporated. Optional: Add a layer of seasoned bread crumbs to the top layer. Bake in a large glass casserole at 350 f. that has been sprayed with cooking spray or lightly coated with vegetable shortening.  Bake for 45 minutes or until lightly browned. Once the baking process has completed remove from the oven and add the cheddar cheese to the top.


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Specials for Black Friday


Mabels Labels special 30% off Sticky Labels
40% off Holiday Address Labels, 35% off BIG Kaboodle Combo
Hurry! Sale ends 11/28/11 EST Midnight

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Little Skye Boutique 40% off Children's Clothes
Free US Shipping on orders of $250 plus

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11/24/2011

Thanksgiving SALE

 Thanksgiving SALE


THANKSGIVING 20% OFF SITEWIDE DEALS BEGIN NOW!
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and 
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30% off Entire Site
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The Secret Mountain iPad Apps


Something to Quack About!
The Secret Mountain Launches iPad Apps
Based on Award-winning Book-CDs
First release:
Available now from iTunes Store, this vividly illustrated iPad app allows kids to direct the story while enjoying sing-along fun.
This is the first in a series of interactive apps adapted from the publisher’s high quality, award-winning book-and-CD sets.
 
Based on a Juno Award Winning Book and CD
 

The Secret Mountain,
a Montreal based publisher of high quality picture books, videos and music for children, launches a new line of interactive apps for children, beginning with the iPad edition of Connie Kaldor’s humorous and inspiring tale A Duck in New York City.

Children may listen to the story and songs and choose the way they would like to follow the story. A Duck in New York City tells the tale of a little duck from the prairie with a big dream: to perform his ducky dance on Broadway. It turns out to be an adventurous journey that appears bound for failure, until he meets up with a truck driver named Big Betty. She points him in the right direction and gives him that little nudge he needs to tackle the Big Apple.

A Duck in New York City app features animation of the vivid illustrations by Fil & Julie from the original book, plus Connie Kaldor’s heartwarming story about making dreams come true with a little help from friends. The original book-CD won a Juno Award (the Canadian equivalent  of The Grammys) and a Parents’ Choice Gold award. Earlier this year, The Secret Mountain released it in a Spanish edition as Un Pato en Nueva York, which in turn won a 2011 Gold Award from NAPPA, the national parenting publications.
 
The Secret Mountain's new iPad app makes the story highly readable and interactive for children ages 3 to 9, with easy to navigate controls and rewards at every click. “We see the new application as just another way for children to enjoy the story,” explains Roland Stringer, publisher at The Secret Mountain. “We chose the iPad platform to launch this new line because it offers the best visuals and sound quality. Our specialty is music with storytelling, and the new app enhances the experience of reading and singing to a story. I can’t get over how good the illustrations look, and the audio is excellent.”
 
Five features of the application mean there are five ways to enjoy A Duck in New York City:
 
• Read the story
• Listen to the narrated story
• Watch an animated version of the story
• Listen to the theme song
• Sing the theme song in karaoke
 
A Duck in New York City is available now for $3.99 from the iTunes store: http://itunes.apple.com/app/a-duck-in-new-york-city/id466922425?mt=8.  The Secret Mountain also plans to release iPad application editions of two other stories for the holiday season: Sunday in Kyoto  and The Little Doggy.”  For a video preview, visit http://vimeo.com/29774887, and to learn more about the release, visit  The Secret Mountain at: http://www.thesecretmountain.com/node/1187
 
More about The Secret Mountain:
The Secret Mountain is dedicated to the creation of children’s books, videos and music of the highest quality. The French imprint – La Montagne Secrète – is considered to be one of the most original and innovative children’s publishing houses in Canada and France. The company recently made its United States debut with music, DVDs and books. For more information, visit www.thesecretmountain.com

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11/23/2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving


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11/22/2011

Happy 1st Anniversay

 Happy 1st Wedding Anniversary

Happy 1st Anniversary Kristinia & ReyRey :)




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