Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Kids Finding Biblical Answers To Their Questions

This reviewer received the product free or at a discounted price in order to bring you an honest review. No other form of compensation was given. All opinions are those of the reviewer.

How many times a day do your kids ask you questions you aren't sure of how to answer or you are really busy and don't have time to answer it? Or how about you want to encourage them to learn on their own to find the answers to their questions? Being a former home schooling mom, I tend to lean toward the latter of those. I wanted my kids to study and learn for themselves.

One of the best books I ever wanted them to learn from was and still is, the Bible. Boy do I wish I had this other book to go along with the Bible when they were younger!

365 Bible Answers for Curious Kids, by Kathryn Slatteryis a tremendous tool for every Christian home! Through a daily devotional, questions about God, the Bible, and faith are answered in a loving way that points children to God's plan and His love, supported by what is in Scripture.

As a parent and hopefully some day a grandparent, I appreciate the thorough research and accuracy for this wide range of theological, historical, and faith topics.


In addition to faith topics, this devotional addresses topics such as Christian traditions, the historic growth of Christianity, how to become a Christian, and what it means to be a Christian in today's world.

There is a fantastic index included in the book that helps kids find something specific when they are reading. The topics in the index are: time, God, God's promises, Jesus, God's Holy Spirit, the Bible the Old Testament, the New Testament, Christianity, prayer, the Church, Christian seasons, holidays, and traditions, being a Christian here and now, and eternity. There are some topics there that I bet you may have a hard time answering in a way kids will really understand and appreciate.

I love how the book is written in a way that kids can do the devotions alone or you can do them as a family. They can also stand on their own. You don't have to read them based on the days of the year. I think it would be fun to do a topical study on specific things like time, promises, etc.

This book is something I will be glad to give as a gift to several of my friends who have kids. It's a great way to get your children excited about the details and the amazing facts in the Bible.

You can purchase 365 Bible Answers for Curious Kids, by Kathryn Slattery at local retailers or online Here or Here

One Christmas Bear For You and Your Little Ones

One of my favorite things I love to do is read to little ones. It always so fun to watch their reactions to the story and the pictures. We started reading to our boys, well pretty much right after they were born. It has been something very important to my husband and me. Reading is a must in our lives and both our boys love to read too.

But for me, it was something more. That special time, cuddled with your little one and sharing a special story. It's a wonderful bonding time and the closeness to each other is a very calming and relaxing thing.

My husband liked to make books very entertaining. He would make voices for the characters in them. His favorite to read to them included a fairly good imitation of Richard M. Nixon.

But just reading any old book is not enough. I think it is vital to make sure you are reading books to your little ones, your not so little ones, and encouraging your older kids to read on their own, books that are going to help them draw closer to God.

One sweet book that is available right now is just precious, One Christmas Bear, written and illustrated by Anne Vittur Kennedy.

Count the joys of Christmas with Christmas Bear and his arctic friends in One Christmas Bear, the new holiday-shaped board book for toddlers and preschoolers by Anne Vittur Kennedy. With beautiful illustrations and simple, rhyming text, One Christmas Bear is perfect to help little ones learn to count, and wonderful for families to enjoy together. Little ones will love to count seasonal elements, such as crunchy candy canes, colorful ornaments, and frosty snowflakes, and parents will appreciate the emphasis on family, friends, and the sweet depiction of the reason for the season—Jesus’ birth!

Anne Vittur Kennedy has been delighting young children with her humorous and playful books for thirty years. Her awards include American Library Association’s Notable Books List, Teacher’s Choice, The Green Earth Book Award, and The Green Prize for Sustainable Literature.

What I really like about this board book is the size. It's big enough to really see the story well and yet still small enough for your little one to help hold too. This is one book I know I will enjoy sharing with the little ones in my life.

You can find One Christmas Bear at many local retailers and online at Amazon and Christian Book Distributors.

This reviewer received the product free or at a discounted price in order to bring you an honest review. No other form of compensation was given. All opinions are those of the reviewer.

Earn Free Gift Cards during the Santa's Li'l Helpers Team Challenge

In need of some extra spending power as for your holiday shopping? Swagbucks is holding a Santa's Li'l Helpers Team Challenge to help you earn free gift cards! For those of you who don't know what Swagbucks is, it's a website where you can earn cash back on everyday tasks you do online like shopping, answering surveys, discovering deals, and watching videos. You can even earn for searching the web! If you've never tried Swagbucks before because you didn't know where to begin, their Team Challenges are a great way to learn the ropes and earn points towards free gift cards and PayPal cash! The challenge runs from Monday, December 11th until 12pm PT on Friday, December 15th.

Here's how you can join the challenge and the site: 
1. Click here to join the challenge and be assigned to a team. 
2. In addition to earning SB, you'll contribute to your team's total as you complete different activities on Swagbucks. 
3. Check back on the page often to see the scores and what you've contribute so far.

All members who participate and contribute at least 600 points to their team’s total will receive a SB bonus in the form of a SB Swag Up Shop Bonus on their next gift card! Not only that, but if you sign up under me this month and earn 300 SB before January 1st, you'll get a 300 SB bonus!

Members of the 1st place team will receive a 100 SB Swag Up Rebate, members of the 2nd place team will receive a 50 SB Swag Up Rebate!, Your SB Swag Up Rebate will be made available on Friday, December 15th by 5pm PT and will expire on Sunday, December 31st at 11:59pm PT.

Don't miss your chance for the extra goodies!! Join today, if you haven't already!

I received this information as a part of Swagbucks Influencers.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Huge Cash Back deals during the Swagbucks Green Monday Sale!

You can earn money while saving it during Green Monday! The Cashback Shopping site Swagbucks is offering big cash back - 2x or more - at a number of different stores today only. They're also offering big payouts on a varieties of different deals and offers from companies that would make great gift ideas. Get great deals without waiting in lines or even leaving your home!

If you're not familiar with Swagbucks, they offer cash back in the form of points when you shop. Then you can turn those points into gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Target, or PayPal cash. You can also earn points for discovering deals, watching videos, answering surveys and more! 

Click here to take advantage of the cash back, just create your Swagbucks account when prompted (it takes less than 30 seconds) and then you're all set!

As a special bonus, if you sign up through me you get a 300 SB ($3) bonus when you earn your first 300 SB before January 1st! This site's a great way to extend your shopping budget, especially around the holidays!

Don't miss out on this deal!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Holiday Beverage Collectors Bills

Now that the Holiday Season is upon us, Swagbucks is marking the occasion with "Holiday Beverage" Collector's Bills! "Collector's Bills" are special SB point values with designs that you win randomly while searching the web with Swagbucks' Yahoo-powered search engine. Collect all 6 and you get an additional SB Bonus! Once you've collected enough SB, you can redeem them for gift cards to stores like Amazon, PayPal Cash, and many more!

Here's all the information for this week's Collector's Bills:

Search the web through the Swagbucks search from Monday, December 4th through Sunday, December 10th, and when you get a search win, you may get a special Collector’s Bill valued at either: 
  •  4 SB 
  • 6 SB 
  • 9 SB 
  • 11SB 
  • 14 SB 
  • 22 SB 
When you get a Collector’s Bill you’ll receive the value of the bill and the bill will be added to your “Collector’s Bills” ledger. Collect all 6 Collector’s Bills and you’ll instantly earn a 20 SB Bonus

Keep searching til you find them all!

I received this information as a part of Swagbucks Influencers.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Get $3 when you sign up for Swagbucks in December

If you haven't tried Swagbucks before, you can get a bonus $3 for signing up as my referral during December. Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you're probably doing online already, like searching, watching videos, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, or PayPal cash.

When you sign up through me this month, you can earn a $3 bonus! Here's how:

2. Earn 300 SB total before 1/1/18. You'll get a $3 (300 SB) bonus for it!

3. If you want even more bonuses, you'll get a $10 (1000 SB rebate) bonus for making your first shop purchase! That's in addition to the SB you earn for every dollar you spend.

That's it. It's super easy, and Swagbucks is for real. I use it myself, and I've earned enough this year to pay for all of our Christmas gifts! That saves us a lot of money!!

I received this information as a part of Swagbucks Influencers.

Holidays and Parties Are So Much Easier Thanks To Hormel Gatherings® Party Trays

I received free product in exchange for my honest review.
It's that time of year, the time when we think we need to do so many things just to make sure everyone has a great time and makes a load of special memories. We can make ourselves so crazy with huge, sometimes ridiculous lists of "things" we think need to be done in order for everyone to enjoy themselves.

But what about your special time and your memories? Do you want them to be of you being crazy trying to do everything and complete everything and running around like the proverbial "chicken with it's head cut off"? I remember way too many times when I was just like that. I had it in my head that everything had to be just so and all the food had to be homemade and amazing.

Things have changed for me. Oh I still like things to be special, but I am much more relaxed about things. In fact, I love finding ways to make my life a lot simpler and more enjoyable.

One way I have found is to use things like HORMEL GATHERINGS® Party Trays. I have to tell you, these wonderful party trays save me a lot of time, energy, and some money when getting together a group of friends and family for a special event or holiday.

The Party Trays come in two sizes for parties. There is the HORMEL GATHERINGS® Hard Salami & Pepperoni Party Tray, HORMEL GATHERINGS® Honey Ham & Turkey Party Tray, and the HORMEL GATHERINGS® Supreme Party Tray.

Each of the trays comes with two kinds of meat, two kinds of cheese, two sleeves of crackers, and the Supreme comes with olives too, all individually sealed to preserve freshness and to keep them from ending up tasting like each other from touching.

It's super easy to prepare the trays. The trays have slots for each food time and it takes no time at all to place everything where it belongs. The crackers slide out of the sleeve fast and all the meat and cheese are cut for you. No knives needed. Just cut open the plastic pouches with scissors and pour out the contents. Could not be easier.

My family and friends really enjoyed the Party Trays. The flavors of the meats and cheeses are wonderful, and the cracker have a mild flavor so it does not interfere with the toppings! I also love that the trays come with lids that can be placed on easily and seal tightly to store in the fridge. Makes cleaning up afterwards a breeze, that is if there are any leftovers! Believe me, everything tastes super yummy and it goes fast!

I really was more than happy with how easy it was to prepare one part of a special day for us. I didn't have to buy a lot of different products, stand at the kitchen counter cutting for a long time and hoping all the pieces were the same size, and then dealing with a lot of clean up. It took less than 5 minutes to prepare each tray. Everyone enjoyed them and I know it is something I will be going back to get many times!

You can find the HORMEL GATHERINGS® Party Trays at most mass grocery stores, but if you want to make sure, they have a locator button for you HERE.

Connect with Hormel to learn more about the HORMEL GATHERINGS® Party Trays on their website, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, as well as get great ideas and info on specials they have.

Relax a little and let HORMEL GATHERINGS® Party Trays help you enjoy the holidays a little more!