12/24/2012

Winner Announced for Febreze Holiday Collection Giveaway

 Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Febreze® Holiday Collection $15 Visa Card & $10 Febreze Coupons...

Congratulations to our Winner: Alisha Gold #59

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12/06/2012

Wordless Wednesday: Christmas Tree 2012


Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2012
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11/30/2012

Eccentric Eclectic Woman: World Vision Gift Catalog and Hand Carved Serving ...

Eccentric Eclectic Woman: World Vision Gift Catalog and Hand Carved Serving ...: The true meaning of this and every holiday season should be giving and what better way to do that than to create a Christmas list through ...

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11/28/2012

Special Savings Alert at Loving Heart Designs

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Share your link at Loving Heart Designs for your blog, business or coupon links at $25 a month.(Simple Link Only)

Ask about the holiday special! Contact: In the subject line please add "Holiday Special" and email GAhome2mom at gahome2mom(at)gmail(dot)com.

12 months for HALF price;That's $150 off the $300 a year price. This offer ends 12/31/12.

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11/26/2012

Febreze® Holiday Collection

Febreze


My family and I are getting ready for the holidays. We are making plans to pick out a live Christmas tree, decorate with hanging lights outside the home, baking and much more. But to help get in the holiday spirit it is great to be able to add wonderful aromas and scents to our home.


Febreze scented candles, spray and
NOTICEables®


My family and  I received the Cozy Vanilla Sugar scented candle, spray and NOTICEables® from Febreze. The scent really puts you in the holiday spirit. Yummy! It smells delicious. I can not wait to try the others. Have you checked out the scratch and sniff feature on the Febreze products?

You can find Febreze at most local shopping centers like Walmart. I browsed the store on Sunday to see what other scents were available in my area.  They sure must be popular already because I only got to scratch and sniff the Holiday Bloom & Cheer. I did not need to sniff the Cozy Vanilla Sugar since I have it in my home right now. Which scents are you interested in adding to your home this holiday season?


Febreze has six new scents: 


    • Apple Spice & Delight: The warming scent of fresh-baked apples coated with sweet cinnamon (available only online)
    • Cozy Vanilla Sugar: Sweet as notes of vanilla that comfort you like a cocoon of blankets
    • Cranberries and Frost: Rich as ripe cranberries and frost on a white winter’s day
    • Glistening Alpine: As soothing as a tree-lined mountainside glistening with the scent of pine
    • Winter Magic & Glow: Crisp as sunshine-lit icicles in fresh, frosty air
    • Holiday Bloom & Cheer: As cheerful as a chorus of holiday aromas blended with winter blossoms
Hey, check out Walmart online for design expert Candice Olson, she shares decorating tips on how to make your home more inviting for the holiday season.


Febreze Connections:


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Contest Time: One of Loving Heart Designs readers has a chance to win $10 Febreze Coupon Booklet and $15 Visa Gift Card. To enter, please tell us which candle, scent or spray you would love to add that special touch in your home this holiday season. Please leave your name and email in the main comment. (Ex. gahome2mom/at/gmail/com)


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This contest begins November 27th, 2012 at 6:00 AM EST and ends December 12th, 2012 at 11:00 PM EST. The winner will be notified by email and chosen at random. The winner has 48 hrs to claim their prize or another reader will be chosen. The sponsor is responsible for shipment of this prize. Thank you.

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Are you Ready for Cyber Monday?

 CYBER SHOPPING MONDAY

Are you ready for Cyber Monday? Wow! What a load of email with awesome sales to check out today! Do you have your shopping done for the holidays? Do you prefer shopping online or do you enjoy the BLACK FRIDAY sales? lol Well, the truth is I prefer shopping online. I am not crazy about the long lines and lack of product found in the stores. What about you?


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11/21/2012

Buy any two Putumayo titles for $25!

Buy 2 or more CDs for $25. Use the code: WINTER during
checkout.
Putumayo - WINTER sale



 http://www.putumayo.com/



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Pulled Sugar is a Favorite

 Favorite Things:
Sally Hansen's Pulled Sugar #260


One of my favorite things is Sally Hansen's Pulled Sugar nail polish. Sally Hansen has many pretty colors. I top it off with the Advanced Hard as Nails by Sally Hansen too. I buy mine from Walmart.


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Muse - Madness



 One of my favorite workout songs.(weight lifting - gym)

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Wordless Wednesday: Trunk in Treasure

 Wordless Wednesday

Cedar Chest designed by Carl 11/2012

Cedar Chest designed by Carl 11/2012

Cedar Chest designed by Carl 11/2012
Carl designed this cedar chest or blanket chest for my daughter Fawn's twentieth birthday this month. It took him a few weeks to make it due to waiting on the glue to dry and extra supplies.

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11/19/2012

Celebrate Christmas with Mrs. Claus by Judy Pancoast

Christmas with Mrs. Claus SRP $14.98

 Everywhere you look it is holiday time!

Adding to this year's celebration of the season, Grammy Nominee Judy Pancoast has released her new CD, Christmas with Mrs. Claus

The songs include a mix of traditional favorites and original songs from Judy with Mrs. Claus popping up throughout as she keeps the North Pole humming along and reads from Santa's Book of Good Girls and Boys.
  Judy does a fabulous job of capturing the magic and wonder of Christmas; the album is certain to ignite that starry-eyed spark that kids get when thinking of a visit from Santa.  This collection is sure to become a family favorite Christmas CD.

The CD includes a remix of Judy's YouTube hit "The House on Christmas Street". 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7uRl07K4H8&feature=share

 Which brings us to The House on Christmas Street International Tour 2012.  This unique concert tour for charity has Judy traveling the country performing at houses with animated Christmas displays.  The hosts in each city have gone all out with their Christmas decorations and Judy performs right in the midst of it all.  The best part is it's all for charity.  Each house hosting a concert involves a charity to benefit from the event.

If you live in one of the concert towns, we would be delighted to have you attend - and feel free to blog about the event.  If you don't, you can follow the festivities on Judy's website


http://judypancoast.com/2012_tour.htm

or on YouTube as videos of each event are posted, each featuring the song "The House on Christmas Street".  We are going for a record!

Here are the cities Judy will visit this year: 
November 24 Seattle, WA
November 25: Lebanon, OR
November 29: Beaumont, CA
November 30: Cathedral City, CA
December 3: Fruitland, ID
December 5: Woodinville, WA
December 7: Gloucester, VA
December 8: Cranbury, NJ
December 9: Elizabethton, TN
December 10: Grand Bay, AL
December 11: Orlando, FL
December 12: Celebration FL
December 13: Mauldin, SC
December 14: Pilot Mt., NC
December 15: Ennice, NC
December 16: Anderson, IN
December 17: Lincoln, NE
December 18: Fairmont, MN
December 19: Hudson, IL
December 20: Livonia, MI
December 21: Toronto, ON (Canada)
December 22: Manheim, PA
December 23: Nazareth, PA




Social Media: Facebookwww.judypancoast.com  and watch the Youtube video of Christmas with Mrs. Claus - Judy Pancoast:





My Thoughts

Oh, what fun it would be to attend one of Judy Pancoast's holiday concerts! I am not able to go to a concert but was excited to be able to listen to her newest CD called Christmas with Mrs. Claus. Judy has a beautiful voice. She reminds me of Karen Carpenter. Christmas with Mrs. Claus really put me in the holiday spirit. It made me feel like wrapping presents and doing other fun holiday chores like baking and shopping. I give Christmas with Mrs. Claus four stars. Add this one to your holiday gift list for friends or family this holiday season.

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Free Eggland's Best e-book by Epicurious

 Download a FREE e-book:

 Eggland’s Best is offering our eCookbook, Easy Gourmet, FREE for a limited time! Like us to download your copy today. Offer ends November 30th! http://bit.ly/EBbook

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11/18/2012

120 Letters in Plastic Storage Bucket (5330)

120 Letters in Plastic Storage Bucket (5330)

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11/16/2012

My Treasures Launch & Giveaway

 My Treasures by Heather Blixer

Date: November 17, 2012    12:00AM -- November 21, 2012    12:00AM
RSVP by: November 17, 2012    12:00AM
Venue: Online, US
Type: other
Website: http://csahm.com
Added by: Heather Bixler


Join Heather in helping spread the word about her newest eBook "My Treasures - Four Week Mini Bible Study" and enter for your chance to win a $50 amazon gift card.

All entries will include a tweet, or blog post helping her spread the news about her new eBook. Entries will be taken via rafflecopter on the www.CSAHM.com when the post goes up on 11/17/12, and winner will be drawn at random on 11/21/12.


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Twinkies maker Hostess going out of business

Twinkies maker Hostess going out of business

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11/15/2012

Make it a Sunny Christmas by Renee & Jeremy




Renee & Jeremy Release First-Ever EP for the Holidays



Los Angeles, November 2012 ~  Renee & Jeremy, whose recent covers album A Little Love, continues to be a fixture on family music outlets everywhere, release their first-ever Christmas EP for this coming holiday season, Sunny Christmas. It launched digitally today and is available as a physical disc from Amazon.com, CDBaby and other selected retailers this holiday season.

The six-song EP kicks off with the R&J-penned title track which was released last year and received holiday airplay across the country. The EP is rounded out by the duo’s inimitable take on a whole stocking full of classic Christmas songs. The full track listing is here:

1.    We Wish You A Merry Christmas
2.    Sunny Christmas
3.    Deck The Halls
4.    Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
5.    Jingle Bells
6.    Winter Wonderland

Renee & Jeremy of Sunny Christmas



For the past five years Renee Stahl and Jeremy Toback have been making music for people of all ages, releasing three acclaimed albums and thrilling audiences around the world with their live performances and videos which have racked up more than 2 million views on YouTube.

Renee and Jeremy’s spring release, A Little Love is a collection of covers featuring the their take on well known songs by Coldplay, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Supertramp, The Monkees and more. The album received praise from critics from coast to coast. “Jeremy Toback and Renee Stahl are the best vocal duo in kid’s music bar none. Definitely recommended,” said Zooglobble.com. “A Little Love, like the Renee & Jeremy albums that have preceded it, is everything in the world that is warm, good and beautiful,” exclaimed Jeff Bogle of Out with the Kids.

Like A Little Love, Sunny Christmas was produced in Los Angeles by Rich Jacques. The simple, clean arrangements and sweet, smooth vocals on Sunny Christmas bring a fresh sound to songs that have been heard thousands of times.

Like other Renee & Jeremy works, Sunny Christmas, is a breath of crisp air on a wintry day.


My Thoughts

My daughters and I have enjoyed listening to Sunny Christmas by Renee & Jeremy on iTunes. This album is a wonderful way to introduce the spirit of the holidays into your home or in your car while traveling during the holiday rush for shopping. I hope you will take time to listen to a few of their songs from Sunny Christmas today.

Stay connected with Renee  & Jeremy on Facebook and/or Youtube


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RetailMeNot OctoNovemCember Deal of the Day

RetailMeNot OctoNovemCember Deal of the Day

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DVD Review & Giveaway: Adventures of Bailey: Christmas Hero

DVD Review & Giveaway: Adventures of Bailey: Christmas Hero

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11/12/2012

When School is out TADA! is in!


BEAT THE WINTER BLUES WITH TADA! YOUTH THEATER

November 7, 2012; New York, NY— Musical theater students, start your January with an Open House at TADA! Youth Theater, the Drama Desk and Coming Up Taller Award-winning organization, which offers a diverse group of young people the opportunity to explore and perform musical theater
. On January 12, 2012, interested students can participate in a, free, age-appropriate sample classes followed by a Q&A session with TADA! Teaching Artists and administrators. The event will take place at TADA! Youth Theater located at 15 West 28th Street, 3rd floor, from 10am-2pm.

Reservations for the sample classes are highly recommended. Please email education@tadatheater.com your name, email address, and phone number as well as your child's name and age, so they can be placed in the appropriate time slot.

Special invitations:

?
Do you have a child in grades 1-5? We’d like to invite them to be our guest this Monday, November 12th for our special 1-Day Camp When School is Out, TADA! is in...? Your entire family is invited on November 16 at 7 p.m. to Sneak Peek: A Musical Revue, directed by Janine Nina Trevens. This is an annual TADA! celebration featuring a first look at musical selections from the upcoming season, plus a few special surprises. This is a perfect introduction to the organization and is appropriate for all ages! Performance tickets include pre-show snacks, cocktails and “mock”-tails 30 minutes prior to curtain and a rare post-show Q&A session with the cast and artistic team. Also Saturday November 17 at 2 p.m. & 5 p.m. and the Sunday November 18 at 3 p.m.

TADA!’s winter semester of weekly classes will focus on Musical Theater Play Building for toddlers through 8th Graders. On Mondays, Tuesdays and Satrdays January 19-April 16, 2013, TADA! weekly classes create their own mini-musical and the semester culminates with a Final Sharing, which families and friends are invited to attend. Specialized weekly training will also be available for a short semester on Sundays in the Spring (April 21-June 3, 2013); no TADA! classes have pre-requisites and are intended for both newcomers and returning students. All TADA! classes meet weekly and are team-taught by two of New York's best Teaching Artists. Class sharings will be recorded and a free v-link of the video will be emailed to all registered families. In keeping with TADA!’s philosophy, each class provides learning for a range of ages. TADA! works to build self-confidence and challenges each child to be the very best they can be.

Winter Classes at TADA! include:Theater On Their Scale (T.O.T.S.) Mondays 10:10 - 11 a.m.
Ages 2 - 3 (and their Caregivers!); $280
For the youngest of thespians, this unique program develops language and coordination through musical movement. T.O.T.S. incorporates song & story using cooperative play, sign language and creative exploration - a perfect blend for toddlers and their caregivers! Creative Musical PlayMondays 3:15 - 4:15 p.m.
Saturdays 11:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
Pre-K/K (Ages 4-5); $240
Celebrate your budding young singer, dancer and actor! This class supports a child's natural inclination for dramatic play while teaching the basic elements of musical theater. *Child must be age 4 by 9/22/12
Musical Theater Play Building ProgramThe winter semester (11 sessions) will focus on the core elements of singing, dancing and acting plus play writing! Based on a co-created story, learn popular Broadway songs, plus one-of-a-kind songs from TADA!'s original musicals. Classes include exploration in character development using theater games plus song and dance numbers.
Monday ($335)
Grades K-2 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.

Tuesdays ($335)
Grades 2-4 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Grades 5-8 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Saturdays ($335)
Grades K-1 12:15-1:45 p.m.
Grades 2-4 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Grades 5-8 3:30-5:00 p.m.
When School is out TADA! is in! Explore the world of acting, singing, and dancing in special 1-day camps that focuses on core elements of musical theater and associated themes that includes theater games, comedic improv, and dramatic play. Master cool dance moves and sing your heart out! Families are invited to watch the last 20 minutes of the day.

1-Day Camps: Hours: 9am-5:30pm (*Flexible drop-off 9:00 - 9:30 AM); $100
Grades 1 - 5
Monday, November 12: (Veteran’s Day) Theme: Heroes in Harmony
Thursday, December 27: (Winter Break) Theme: Winter Wonderland
Friday, December 28: (Winter Break) Theme: Ring in the New Year!
Monday, January 21: (Martin Luther King) Theme: I have a Dream
Thursday, June 6: (Chancellor’s Day)
Monday, July 1: (Independence Day
Tuesday, July 2: (Independence Day)

School Break Week-Long Camps. Create a brand new mini-musical...in just 5 days! School Break Week-Long Camps run during school vacation weeks and end in a Sharing. Sharings will be recorded and a free v-link of the video will be emailed. Monday-Friday, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM; with a flexible drop-off between 9 - 9:30 a.m.; $450

*February 18-22: Winter School Break Camp (Gr. 1-3 & 4-8)
March 18-22: Spring School Break Camp #1 (Gr. 1-6)
*March 25-29: Spring School Break Camp #2 (Gr. 1-3 & 4-8)

*The Afternoon Adventures Program is an extended day program open to all camp-aged students (ages 6-14) who want more camp-time fun after our core camp hours. From 2:30 to 5:30pm, Monday-Thursday during most camp weeks, kids can enjoy snack time (snacks to be brought from home), outdoor activities in the park (weather permitting), more fun theater games, and camp-related props building & design work aimed to complement the creative camp experience! To register, click on "Register Now," find the camp your child is attending, and add the Afternoon Adventure class below it. Afternoon Adventures Extended Day: Monday - Thursday 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM; All Camp grades ( Gr. 1 - 8); $150.

ABOUT TADA!:
Since 1984, TADA! Youth Theater has been providing young people of all different backgrounds the opportunity to explore and perform musical theater together in an educational, supportive and professional environment. TADA! has received many honors and awards including the American Alliance for Theater Education’s Anne Flagg Multicultural Award, Family Circle Magazine’s 1st Annual Halo Award, and more than a dozen National Youth Theatre Awards and two Innovative Theater nominations. In 2008 TADA! was honored with a Coming Up Taller Award, our nation’s highest honor for youth development from the President's Committee on the Arts & Humanities, and in 2009 with a Special Drama Desk Award for "providing an invaluable contribution to the future of the theater.” TADA! is the only youth theater to have won this prestigious award.

Every year, TADA! produces: original musical theater productions performed by kids for family audiences; a discounted ticket program; free pre-professional training and youth development opportunities through the Resident Youth Ensemble composed of over 80 NYC kids ages 8-18; renowned Arts Education in-school residencies and after-school programs; and theater classes and camps for kids of all ages taught by professional Teaching Artists and for which need-based financial aid is readily available.

TADA! programs are made possible, in part, by funding from the NEA, NYSCA, DCA, DYCD, Con Ed Corporation, the Shubert Foundation among many others. Special thanks also to The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust and many individual supporters for helping to fund the mission and programs of TADA! Youth Theater. For more information visit www.tadatheater.com.



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11/08/2012

More 4 Mom's Buck: 10 FREE Holiday cards - one day only, 11/8

More 4 Mom's Buck: 10 FREE Holiday cards - one day only, 11/8: Who is the first family to send holiday cards?  Do you desparately try to get the card in the mail before the holidays?  Don't be last m...

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11/07/2012

Just Like June: The Holly Jolly Gift Guide of 2012

Just Like June: The Holly Jolly Gift Guide of 2012: Who's ready for the Holidays? Me! Me! If you are like me and have picky kids and those hard to shop for, already have everything relative...

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11/07/2012 Current Giveaways


Loving Heart Designs Giveaways:

* Green Giant Giveaway Ends 11/19
* Randy Kaplan - Mr. Diddie Wah Diddie Ends 11/25
* So You Want To Be President? ... and More Stories To Celebrate American History DVD Giveaway Ends 11/23/

Connected2Christ Giveaways:



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11/05/2012

Green Giant Seasoned Steamers Giveaway

 Green Giant Seasoned Steamers

Green Giant Seasoned Steamers

With a dash of imagination, a pinch of culinary skill, and a heap of flavor, Green Giant Seasoned SteamersTM are giving you a new reason to enjoy eating your vegetables. Shake up your vegetable routine with these flavorful, chef-inspired options that are seasoned to perfection, without a drop of sauce. Now, more than ever, you can leave your family craving more vegetables with every meal and break through meal monotony with a new palate-pleasing vegetable option for everyone! With new Green Giant® Seasoned SteamersTM, eating vegetables just got easier and more delicious!

  • Available in six different varieties, Green Giant Seasoned SteamersTM are one of the first sauce-free seasoned vegetables to bring unique chef-inspired seasonings and premium cut vegetable blends to your dining room table
  • These tasty Seasoned Steamers are bound to spice up any meal with six varieties including: Mediterranean Blend, Tuscan Seasoned Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts with Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper, Honey Roasted Sweet Corn, Honey Dijon Carrots and Backyard Grilled Potatoes
Visit http://www.myblogspark.com/uc/main/7643/ to download a printable coupon for $1.00 off the purchase of one package of Green Giant Seasoned SteamersTM. Be sure to share this coupon with your family, friends and readers so they too can take advantage of the savings and try Green Giant Seasoned SteamersTM today!

Green Giant Prize Package


My Thoughts

My family and I try to include more vegetables in our diet. I love making new supper meals which include our favorite veggies. Now, when I am short on time but do not wish to cut corners with having a good meal, I can grab a pack of our favorite Green Giant Seasoned Steamers from the freezer and pop it into the microwave or stove-top.

Recently, we tested the Broccoli, Carrots, Cauliflower & Cheese Sauce (24 oz.) this past week. I learned that I need to buy a double portion or the value sized package to meet my large families needs. I can not wait to try other Green Giant Seasoned SteamersTM .

Giveaway: Would you like to win? To enter, please tell us which Green Giant Seasoned SteamersTM are your favorite or which one(s) you'd like to try first. Please leave your name and email in the main comment. (ex. gahome2mom/at/gmail/com)

Prize gift pack will contain:
  • (1) VIP coupon for one free package of Green Giant Seasoned SteamersTM
  • Apron
  • Green Giant Serving Spoon
  • Mixing Bowl

And the winner is... Twanda. Thanks to our readers that particiapted in this contest.
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So You Want To Be President? ... and More Stories To Celebrate American History DVD Giveaway


Mark Your Ballot!
And Introduce Kids to the Electoral Process with Scholastic Storybook Treasures

The award-winning SCHOLASTIC STORYBOOK TREASURES series (www.newkideo.com) offers videos that are perfect to entertain and inform future citizens. These two acclaimed DVDs teach kids about American history and the electoral process via great storytelling and lively narration and animation.

So You Want To Be President? ... and More Stories To Celebrate American History
http://www.newkideo.com/scholastic/so-you-want-to-be-president-and-more-stories-to-celebrate-american-history/
This DVD  includes an animated adaptation of Judith St. George’s Caldecott Medal-winning book, narrated by Emmy® Award-winning actress Stockard Channing, and other stories about America’s vibrant political life (available now from various retailers, $14.95srp).  This lighthearted roundup of anecdotes and trivia could be a guide for aspiring presidential candidates: for example, it might boost your odds of being elected if your name is James (the moniker of six former presidents) or if your place of birth was a humble dwelling (“You probably weren't born in a log cabin. That’s too bad. People are crazy about log-cabin Presidents. They elected eight”).


Additional stories include the adaptation of My Senator and Me: A Dog’s Eye View of Washington D.C., a tail-waggingly funny story written by the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy; Madam President, based on the witty book about a girl who dreams of occupying the Oval Office, written and illustrated by Lane Smith; and I Could Do That! Esther Morris Gets Women the Vote, based on the book by Linda Arms White. The last story tells how one girl's gumption propels her through a life filled with challenges until, in 1869, she wins the vote for women in Wyoming Territory.

For parents planning to see the epic motion picture Lincoln, it’s easy to share a bit of Lincoln history with your kids. The amazing Lincoln Douglass: An American Friendship … and more Stories about American Historyhttp://www.newkideo.com/scholastic/lincoln-and-douglass-an-american-friendship-and-more-stories-to-celebrate-u-s-history/, is narrated by Danny Glover and features a behind-the-scenes interview with acclaimed author Nikki Giovanni, who wrote the original picture book. Other stories on this DVD include the Pilgrims of Plimoth; John, Paul, George, & Ben; and The Journey of The One & Only Declaration of Independence (available now from various retailers $14.95 SRP).
 
The SCHOLASTIC STORYBOOK TREASURES series hails from the vaults of Weston Woods Studios, world-renowned for their careful film and video adaptations of best-selling children’s storybooks. For more information on this title or any other SCHOLASTIC STORYBOOK TREASURES release, visit www.newkideo.com.  Also, visit New Kideo, the online home for the DVD line, at their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/New-Kideo/169330949777241.

Contest Time: Winner Devin Schmit

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11/01/2012

Wordless Wednesday - Weight Loss

Wordless Wednesday - Weight Loss

Weight Loss

Weight Loss 2012

Update: It's November 01, 2012. I am a size 4. (lost over 70 lbs) I am keeping the weight off. I am now into the weight lifting part of my workout. I workout at least three times a week in our home gym using weight and doing other exercises. I have a special motivator that helps me with my routines. And, I am putting on some weight due to building muscle now. :)

(First posted 02/15/2012)

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10/21/2012

First Wild Card Tours: The Amish Family Cookbook by Jerry & Tina Eicher

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 authors are:


and the book:

Harvest House Publishers; Spi edition (October 1, 2012)

***Special thanks to Ginger Chen for sending me a review copy.***

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Jerry Eicher’s bestselling Amish fiction (more than 210,000 in combined sales) includes The Adams County Trilogy, the Hannah’s Heart books, and the Little Valley Series. After a traditional Amish childhood, Jerry taught for two terms in Amish and Mennonite schools in Ohio and Illinois. Since then he’s been involved in church renewal, preaching, and teaching Bible studies. Jerry lives with his wife, Tina, and their four children in Virginia.

Tina Eicher was born and married in the Amish faith, surrounded by a mother and sisters who were great Amish cooks. At fellowship meals and family gatherings, Tina’s dishes receive high praise and usually return empty. She and her husband, Jerry Eicher, author of several bestselling Amish fiction titles, are the parents of four children and live in Virginia.


Visit the author's website.

SHORT BOOK DESCRIPTION:


From bestselling author Jerry Eicher (more than 350,000 books sold) and his wife, Tina, comes this warm and inviting peek into an Amish kitchen, complete with recipes, Amish proverbs, and a dash of Amish humor. Readers will laugh, pray, and eat robustly with The Amish Family Cookbook at their side.



Product Details:
List Price: $ 14.99
Spiral-bound: 272 pages

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers; Spi edition (October 1, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0736943773
ISBN-13: 978-0736943772



AND NOW...A FEW RECIPES FOR YOU TO TRY (CLICK ON PICTURES TO SEE THEM LARGER):







My Thoughts

I love books and cookbooks are among my favorites to collect. I was excited to test out recipes from The Amish Family Cookbook. My family and I enjoyed several of the recipes. Among the ones I chose to whip up for the family were recipes of a modern flare. We enjoyed Taco Rice and Sloppy Joe Bake. I have many more that I can not wait to test out on the gang.

Throughout the cookbook there are interesting sayings posted as you turn each page of the book. The sayings are quotes and fun to read. The only negative thing I can think to mention is that there are no photos of the dishes.

With the onset of autumn, it brings many upcoming holidays and I am excited to try many more of their recipes such as cakes, pies, candies, brownies and home baked breads.  The cookbook is a great addition to my library and I hope you will check out the Eicher's latest publication today.  



I received my free copy of The Amish Family Cookbook by Jerry & Tina Eicher through First Wild Card Tours.

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