Monday, September 24, 2012

The Strength of 1 Campaign!


Every ONE of us has the power to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer. The makers of Freschetta® pizza are wanting to spread the word about their The Strength of 1™ campaign to help further its mission - to inspire everyone to realize they can make a difference in some way - big or small - in the fight against breast cancer.


Now through the end of October, 2012, the makers of Freschetta® pizza are helping to promote breast cancer awareness through their new The Strength of 1™ campaign, which includes sponsoring Bright Pink, the only national non-profit organization focusing on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women, while providing support to high-risk individuals. The mission of this The Strength of 1™initiative is to inspire everyone to realize they can make a difference in some way in the fight against breast cancer.


Take The Pledge - Join other women and take the pledge to show you have TheStrength of 1™ power within you. You can do so at www.facebook.com/freschettapizza

I encourage you to join the movement in one of many ways, including: share a story about how someone has made a difference; take The Strength of 1™ pledge onFacebook; or help spread the word on Twitter. 

Women can also support The Strength of 1™ Thunderclap. To do so, visit www.thunderclap.it, click on Explore Thunderclaps, and choose "Cause" in the drop-down menu to find The Strength of 1™ Thunderclap. Click on the "Support with Twitter" or "Support with Facebook" button to help further spread the word about this The Strength of 1™ mission.
  
 "I occasionally receive compensation in the form of products for posts. However, the opinions I share are solely my own."
  
     

Brand New Book By Nick Vujicic




I am here to tell you all about a brand new book by Nick Vujicic calledUnstoppable. It’s an incredibly powerful and inspiring message and I don’t want you to miss it!
Check out this video HERE!

Would you be interested in reading the first chapter?  Click HERE!

He has an absolutely incredible story to tell!

Check him out on Twitter HERE!
And on Facebook HERE!
*I was given no compensation for this post...only the wonderful opportunity from Waterbrook to read this book!*

Sunday, September 23, 2012

A Season for Tending, Book Review


A Season for Tending
Amish Vines and Orchards, Book 1 
By Cindy Woodsmall    

ABOUT THE BOOK

In a community where conformity flourishes, seeds of Rhoda’s odd behavior were planted long ago. Can she cultivate her relationships with the same care and tenderness that she gives her beloved garden?
 
Old Order Amish Rhoda Byler’s unusual gift and her remarkable abilities to grow herbs and berries have caused many to think her odd. As rumors mount that Rhoda’s “gift” is a detriment to the community, she chooses isolation, spending her time in her fruit garden and on her thriving canning business.  
 
Miles away in Harvest Mills, Samuel King struggles to keep his family’s apple orchard profitable. As the eldest son, Samuel farms with his brothers, the irrepressible Jacob and brash Eli, while his longtime girlfriend Catherine remains hopeful that Samuel will marry her when he feels financially stable.  
 
Meanwhile, Samuel’s younger sister Leah is testing all the boundaries during her rumschpringe, and finds herself far from home in Rhoda’s garden after a night of partying gone badly. But Leah’s poor choices serve as a bridge between Rhoda and the King family when a tragic mistake in the orchard leaves Samuel searching for solutions. 
Rhoda’s expertise in canning could be the answer, but she struggles with guilt over the tragic death of her sister and doesn’t trust herself outside her garden walls. As the lines between business, love, and family begin to blur, can Rhoda finally open up to a new life? And what effect will this odd, amazing woman have on the entire King family? 

About the author
Click here for more information and to buy the book!
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MY TAKE:

Wow!  This was truly a great book!  Cindy Woodsmall never seems to disappoint me!  I do need to say, that the beginning was a bit hard for me to follow.  There seemed to be quite a few characters and I was having a hard time following.  However, I was sick with a cold when I started reading it, which could have led to my brain being a little confused!  :-)  After I got into the book a bit more, things started coming together and take shape.  I am a very visual person, and I have never had any trouble visualizing Ms. Woodsmalls books.  This book was no different.  I truly enjoyed it from the start of the book until the very end.  In fact, the end had me wishing for the second book NOW!  I am not a very patient person, so it will be difficult waiting on book 2 of Amish Vines and Orchards!

I would absolutely suggest this book.  If you liked ANY of Cindy Woodsmalls books, this one will not disappoint!  It had a bit of an edge to it to keep you on your toes!  Don't miss this book!

"I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review."

Sunday, September 9, 2012

KELLY ART KITS!!!!


What are Kelly Art Kits?  Kelly Kits is an all inclusive art play curriculum for children 2 - 102. 

Kelly Kits encourage art play using a wide variety of creative tools & materials beyond what coloring books can offer. The Original Kelly Kit comes complete with one set of five unique activities that cover the five art disciplines: painting, drawing, sculpting, printmaking, & collage. Each kit contains all of the tools & materials needed for the activities, the user just needs access to a kitchen! To increase functionality for homeschooling parents, each activity includes an instruction card with an enrichment idea to adapt the art activity to a school lesson. Kelly Kits are designed to encourage creativity & teach!

Get a FREE Children's Art Kelly Kit Delivered to Your Door!  A $9.99 Value http://www.kellykits.com/free-kit-2/ Promo Code: USFG99


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Happy Birthday Primrose!!!


Birthdays are the perfect occasion to reflect upon the years past and celebrate the great things to come! When you're celebrating a milestone birthday like the big 3-0, there's even more reason to break out the hats, streamers and cake to party! This month, we're wishing a happy birthday to an organization that has been enhancing the lives of children for 30 years, Primrose Schools®. And even though it's their birthday, it comes as no surprise that they want to gift an amazing party to one lucky child (ages 1-5) through their 30th Anniversary Birthday Party Sweepstakes on Facebook.
  
You can get in on the festivities from now until September 30th by entering the Primrose Schools 30th Anniversary Birthday Party Sweepstakes on Facebook. One lucky family will win a Music Class-themed birthday party celebration for their child (ages 1-5) and 15 friends! This awesome prize includes everything you'll need for an amazing party- including goodie bags, a gift card for snacks and a Music Class representative flying to your home to personally host the celebration and incorporate activities from the award-winning, music education program, The Music Class©! You'll have a year (from October 1, 2012- October 1, 2013) to redeem this unforgettable opportunity and all you have to do to enter is:
  • "Like" the Primrose Schools Facebook page
  • Click the contest tab
  • Enter your email address, child's date of birth, name and zip code.
  • You can even invite friends to enter using your personalized invitation, and earn one additional contest entry for every friend who enters the sweepstakes.
The winner will be announced on the Facebook page on or after October 1, 2012. Check out the full contest rules on the Sweepstakes tab. 

 "Disclosure: I was entered for a chance to win a gift card in exchange for this post.  No monetary exchange took place."

Happy Birthday Primrose!