10/31/2013

Ramblings Of A Redhead: Baby It's Cold Outside Review and Giveaway

Ramblings Of A Redhead: Baby It's Cold Outside Review and Giveaway: Mrs. Elise Bulter from Sweet Scarlet has one of the greatest digital printable shops I have seen in a long tim...



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10/30/2013

How to Draw a Pumpkin for Halloween

How to Draw a Pumpkin for Halloween - Fun2draw Cartoon Tutorial




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Happy Birthday to Loving Heart Designs

 HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Loving Heart Designs 5th Birthday


October 30th, 2013

Loving Heart Designs blog turns 5 years old! I want to thank each one of you for tagging along with me on this journey. It has been great fun blogging, sharing posts, recipes, reviews and featuring giveaways. I hope to continue for many years.

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Susan's Disney Family: Holiday Gift Guide: PicturesOnGold.com “Build Your...

Susan's Disney Family: Holiday Gift Guide: PicturesOnGold.com “Build Your...:   I love to wear jewelry, especially personalized jewelry. Picturesongold.com offers some of the most unique and nice personalized jewel...

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10/29/2013

Wordless Wednesday: Trick or Trunk

 Wordless Wednesday: Trick or Trunk 2013


Trick or Trunk 2013 @ Church - Summer dressed as Cinderella

Roses Day Care @ Trick or Trunk

Theme: Noah's Ark

I think the theme is a restaurant. (Chef)

Trick or Trunk

Theme: Zoo

Theme: Zoo

Cinderella 2013

Trick or Trunk 2013
Happy Halloween! 

Be safe & have fun!!!
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Cooking Bloopers: Chicken Pot Pie Casserole

 Cooking Bloopers: 

 
Chicken Pot Pie Casserole - Loving Heart Designs


Chicken Pot Pie Casserole

Today, I opened two cans for the Chicken Pot Pie Casserole. First, the mixed vegetables and a can of Swanson's Chicken Broth. I accidentally poured the whole can of chicken broth down the drain because I thought I was draining the mixed vegetables.(check label not photo of veggies) Blah! Well, I immediately ran to the freezer to grab a pint of frozen chicken broth to replace my blooper. I defrosted it in the microwave before adding to the dish. lol

Here is the recipe I am making for supper tonight: Mr. Food Test Kitchen's Chicken Pot Pie Casserole.  I tweaked this recipe for our needs. I added a can of sliced carrots and whole kernel corn. I added whole frozen chicken breast diced into small cubes as well.

The recipe below is my variation of Mr. Food's Test Kitchen recipe.  Enjoy!



Chicken Pot Pie Casserole

Chicken Pot Pie Casserole:

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks or smaller
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can mixed vegetables 
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can sliced carrots
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can whole kernel corn 
  • 1 (10.5 oz) cups chicken broth   
  • 1 (10.5 oz) can condensed cream of chicken soup  (do not add water) 
  • 2 cups biscuit baking mix   
  • 1 1/2 cups milk   
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted

Baking Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9" x 13" baking dish with cooking spray.   
In a mixing bowl, combine chicken chunks, vegetables, chicken broth, and soup; mix well. Spoon into prepared baking dish.   
In a medium bowl, whisk biscuit baking mix, milk, and butter until smooth then spoon over the  top of the chicken mixture.
   
Bake 60 to 65 minutes, or until no pink remains in chicken and topping is golden.

Serves 6.
Cooking time: Approx. 1 hour

Note: The vegetable and soup can sizes may vary depending on your particular brand. (14.5 oz. to 15 oz.)  I set my oven to 375 due to it being an old oven and takes longer to bake.

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10/28/2013

The Wayfinding Bible NLT from Tyndale House Publishers


The Wayfinding Bible: Helping You Navigate God's Word. 
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-4143-6192-5
List Price: $34.99
Release Date: October 2013
Page Count:1520
Trim Size: 6 x 9

The Wayfinding Bible: Helping You Navigate God's Word. 
The Wayfinding Bible NLT is an excellent study guide for believers who want to get into the thick of the Bible quickly. The unique feature to this study guide is its “Wayfinding” system. You start off with three options, Flyover, Direct and Scenic. Each route offers three different study types depending on what the reader is looking for.


The Flyover Route compasses 54 readings and allows the reader to get a chronological view of the events of the Bible. I checked this one out myself. It starts from Adam and Eve, moves on to Noah, then Abraham, Jesus, and beyond to his resurrection and his return mentioned in Revelations. It jumps from reading one or two chapters to skipping over into another book entirely following a timeline of events.


The Direct Route has 215 readings which can be finished in less than a year. This route gives you a deeper perspective of how the Bible stories mesh together.


Lastly is the Scenic Route. In 386 readings the reader is guided deeper and deeper into the richness of the Bible. It touches on popular stories to the unheard of ones.


Each route is given a color and a runway strip that sits on the top of the page. The runway has dot points that show the reader which chapters and verses must be read. At the end of the line is an arrow with a page number attached to it telling the reader which page to flip to after finishing their “travel.” There are also little icons for the routes that sit next to the verses signaling to the reader where their route starts and ends.


 Along the journey, the reader will be directed to read a passage and two paragraphs called the Observation Point and the Exploration Point. These three feature some interesting ideas and paraphrases the stories on the route.

Other features to the Wayfinding Bible include: Book Introductions, a Bearings Map, Historical Markers, Scenic Overlooks, Side Trips, and Thru-Hiking, a fun feature that sets up an entire reading of the whole Bible with daily directions of what should be read starting from Genesis all the way to Revelations.


The Wayfinding system is an interesting one. It is effective and informative leaving one feeling satisfied after each read. There are a lot of things that were mentioned that I hadn’t thought of before until it was pointed out by the prompts.


While I was reading, I felt like I was carefully dissecting the Bible into tiny little details that all added up to a bigger picture. The feel of the study guide gives a sense of traveling thanks to the route system and with the goals set before me it made me want to continue till I reached the end of it.


Wonderful and completely comprehensive, the Wayfinding Bible is a great addition to any believers’ library. I enjoyed this study guide’s exploratory aspect and recommend it for those who want a nice Bible with a “get it fast” approach to reaching those stories that you need to read up on. 

You can find The Wayfinding Bible at Tyndale House Publishers, Walmart, Amazon, Barnes & Nobel, and other stores online.  Paperback SRV $29.99 and less.


Reviewed by Fawn of Loving Heart Designs
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10/25/2013

Personalize with Nice, Inc Cablekeeps


Cablekeeps "Goldie" SRV $16


Organization has never been more colorful and creative with Cablekeeps by Nice, Inc. CableKeeps "Goldie" for Apple iPhone/iPod Charger secures your USB docking to 5W and 10W adaptors for secured docking. What a great idea to keep your cords from tangling when you travel too.


  Speical: Choose ANY 5 Cablekeeps for $60!
Cablekeeps "Goldie" are available in six colors: orange, red, light blue, green, dark blue and purple. It is Eco-friendly. 100% Recyclable. Made in USA. Why not add some personality to your life with Cablekeeps? What is your favorite color?



Nice, Inc. "Goldie" SRV $16

Visit Nice, Inc. to view their other products: Nibbles and Gulp plus the NEW Spike, and Ink Cablekeeps.

Keep in touch with Cablekeeps by Facebook, Pinterest, SVPPY and Twitter.

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VTech Cora The Smart Cub Review & Giveaway | Mommy Digger

VTech Cora The Smart Cub Review & Giveaway | Mommy Digger

Come check out The Sounding Joy Christmas CD Giveaway at Loving Heart Designs.
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Educational Insights Geosafari® Jr. Kidnoculars™ {Review & Giveaway}

Educational Insights Geosafari® Jr. Kidnoculars™ {Review & Giveaway}


Come check out The Sounding Joy Christmas CD Giveaway at Loving Heart Designs.

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10/24/2013

Bittero'clock ~ Hats with Soul

Bitter o' Clock


Recently, I signed up for a chance to win a handmade crochet hat from BitteroClock.com. This contest was a Pin-It-to-Win-It! contest that took place at Pinterest.

Summer(age 8) showcasing crochet flapper hat by bitteroclock.com.
 

Connect with Bitteroclock at Etsy, Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter.

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Eccentric Eclectic Woman: Back to School with Children's Oxylent Review and ...

Eccentric Eclectic Woman: Back to School with Children's Oxylent Review and ...: We received products free to facilitate this review and have been offered products to give away as well. Nutrition is so important for...

Check out the other giveaways at Eccentric Eclectic Woman's blog.

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Eccentric Eclectic Woman: Pacific Rim Blu-ray Giveaway and Blog App

Eccentric Eclectic Woman: Pacific Rim Blu-ray Giveaway and Blog App: I have the opportunity to give away a Pacific Rim Blu-ray below free for posting this information. All information and giveaway prizes are...

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10/23/2013

Eccentric Eclectic Woman: Warner Bros. Spook-Tacular Movie Giveaway and Blog...

Eccentric Eclectic Woman: Warner Bros. Spook-Tacular Movie Giveaway and Blog...: I have the opportunity to give away a Spook-Tacular Movie below free for posting this information. All information and giveaway prizes are...

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Wordless Wednesday: Dean's Farm 2013

 Wordless Wednesday: Dean's Farm 2013

Happy Halloween 2013


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10/22/2013

Journaling for Kids... The "Write It Down! Series by Journals Unlimited

The "Write It Down!" Series
Journals Unlimited, Inc.


Kid Stuff My First Journal

Life is an adventure.
It's not the destination we reach that's most rewarding.
It's the journey along the way. 
So Write It Down! & treasure the memory forever...
Barbara Morina

 

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Are you having trouble thinking of the perfect holiday or birthday gift for that youngster in your family or maybe another young friend? Why not, consider giving a journal? Journals are not just for adults or teenagers. At Journals Unlimited, Inc. you can find a wide range of journals in a broad variety of topics like the Kid Stuff - My First Journal from The "Write It Down!" Series by Journals Unlimited, Inc.


The full size journal measures 7.5 x 9 and consists of 200 pages in a beautiful hard bound cover.  It is printed with soy-based ink and on acid-free recycled paper which is made in the USA. It is affordable priced at just $18.95.

Easy & Fun: Six Thoughtful Prompts


Do not fret, daily journalism can be a breeze with the six kid-friendly prompts: "What I did today", "Favorite part of the day", "Least favorite part of the day", "What I learned today", "Nice things I did for others", and "I am thankful for". In conclusion, each day has a blank page for adding their personal drawing or pictures.


Kid Stuff - My First Journal SRV $18.95


We received The Kid Stuff Journal for this review. My eight year old daughter immediately wanted to explore it. This gave her amply opportunity to practice her cursive handwriting techniques. She loves to draw and illustrate so the journal will not only be a place for her thoughts and memories but her growing talent as a young artist. It will be a joy to watch her skills in writing and drawing progress throughout the year. With the same six prompts, I believe it will challenge her to find new things to do daily so as to write fresh memories throughout this year.

Journals Unlimited, Inc. has over 65 themed titles. If you prefer a one-of-a-kind journal, use the "Personalize It!" service to create your own text or upload your own image. Check out Journals Unlimited, Inc and be sure to sign up for specials and discounts. 

 To purchase, visit Journals Unlimited, Inc. today!

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Keep them warm and cozy with OshKosh (#Giveaway) | This Mama Loves

Keep them warm and cozy with OshKosh (#Giveaway) | This Mama Loves

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10/18/2013

Halloween Sweepstakes: Win a Kindle Fire HD loaded with PBS KIDS Apps!

Halloween Sweepstakes: Win a Kindle Fire HD loaded with PBS KIDS Apps!

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Winners Announced! Children's Music CD Giveaways

Winner's Announced:(click each giveaway to see who won)


* Lucky Diaz & The Jam Band CD
* Baze and His Silly Friends: The Best Day Ever! CD
* #3 CD Giveaway - Dads Who Rock

Thank you for participating in the contests!

Happy Halloween,
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Rootflage. Quick Hides Those Roots!. Review

Rootflage. Quick. Hide those roots.


Attention ALL Blondes! Check out this new product by Rootflage.

If you want to save loads of cash by prolonging those visits to the hair salon for root touch-ups  or highlights, maybe you would like to consider giving Rootflage a try. Rootflage is a natural blonde mineral powder that temporarily camouflages new growth.  It is made of natural ingredients. It is not animal tested.




The sample I received of  Rootflage Instant Blonde Root Touch Up 3 pack comes in these colors: Warm Base, Light Base and Cool Base.  Each 10 gram bottle can last up to twenty applications and stays on all day or at least until you wash your hair. It is easy to apply too.


Before & After Rootflage





Want to win Rootflage? Check out MamaMomtourage for her blog post and giveaway. You can grab a promo code too. This contest ends Sunday, October 20, 2013. Hurry!

To learn more, visit Rootflage's website or keep in touch on Facebook


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10/16/2013

Warner Bros. Spook-Tacular Movie #GIVEAWAY!

Warner Bros. Spook-Tacular Movie #GIVEAWAY!
at Susan's Disney Family...

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And, You are invited to join EBATES: Get paid to shop! It really works! :)

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10/15/2013

Wordless Wednesday: Our Pal Ollie

Wordless Wednesday

Hello, This is our kitten named Ollie. He was born May 01, 2013. His mother was killed by a Doberman. He and his siblings were taken in and bottle fed by a vet. He was adopted by our daughter on July 12, 2013. He is five months old now.


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10/13/2013

Make It Yourself: Candlemania! - Annie's Homestead/The Holistic Homestead

Make It Yourself: Candlemania! - Annie's Homestead/The Holistic Homestead
Read more to learn how to make your own candles.

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Do You Love Reading Books?

Book Lover's Unite

If you enjoy reading and care to share your thoughts about the books you read then check out a few of my favorite sites below. You must have a blog to participate. (Blogger) Each site has different rules to follow as well. Please tell us your favorite book review site too. Please leave the link in a comment following this post.


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10/11/2013

How to Draw a Mermaid [Narrated Step by Step]



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Eccentric Eclectic Woman: Pacific Rim Blu-ray Giveaway and Blog App

Eccentric Eclectic Woman: Pacific Rim Blu-ray Giveaway and Blog App: I have the opportunity to give away a Pacific Rim Blu-ray below free for posting this information. All information and giveaway prizes are...

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10/10/2013

Wiggly Halloween from The Wiggles DVD {Review and Giveaway}

Wiggly Halloween from The Wiggles DVD {Review and Giveaway}

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