Monday, February 5, 2018

The Prayer Bible ~ Perfect For Your Reading Children

There are times when it is hard to explain to kids certain things. I know as a parent, I have found many subjects over the years that I just can't get the right words out to explain different concepts and ideas to my kids. I've always been thankful to find something that could help me with that.


This book is one of those things I wish I had when my boys were young.


The Prayer Bible for Children helps children develop a heart for prayer, it helps them to understand what prayer really is and how important it is. They can learn the Bible through the popular ICB translation, the simple translation most children can read and understand.


There are tons of special pages throughout the whole Bible that highlight the most famous and beloved prayers featured in the Bible, from Abraham's prayers to the Lord, to Jesus praying before his crucifixion, to the way Paul prayed for the churches he planted, and so many more. This Bible will teach young readers about a God who loves to hear from them, His children and loves answering their prayers.


I was very impressed with the subjects covered throughout, questions that kids ask a lot, the whys and why-nots, the things that we can't always come up with an easy answer for. As your kids use this Bible, I would highly recommend you talk to them about what they are learning and share with them how you learned about the same things growing up. This is an excellent Bible to encourage the whole family.


Special features include 160 pages of prayer articles throughout the text and 64 four-color pages featuring poem prayers, Scripture prayers and engaging Kids' Q&A's. The full page prayer articles will help children learn how to pray, to not fear prayer, and to see within the Word how and when God's people prayed. The colorful decorative pages will feature kid-friendly scripture prayers, topical poem prayers and fun questions and answers kids have about prayer.

This Bible includes a pocket with a prayer journal for children to record their own prayers and is attached to the back cover of the Bible. It is removable, so it doesn't have to remain there unless you want it to. I think it is a great way to encourage kids in a regular and consistent prayer time each day.


The Bible is recommended for children ages 6-10, but I think there are some things you can take form this Bible and start teaching your little ones even earlier than 6. We started teaching our boys about prayer from the moment they came home from the hospital.

You also have a choice in cover, blue with nifty gold hot air balloons or pink with flowers and a wreath.

To purchase your own copy of The Prayer Bible in pink click HERE!

To purchase your own copy of The Prayer Bible in blue click HERE!

You can enter to win a copy of The Prayer Bible by clicking HERE!


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.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Get $3 when you sign up for Swagbucks in February


Want an extra boost to your budget in February??

If you haven't tried Swagbucks before, you can get a bonus $3 for signing up as my referral this month. 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 3/1/18. 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 earned $75 in January and that was with not really doing very much! Today (Feb 1), I already have another $25 to add to my yearly total.

Don't miss this chance to earn  and help stretch your dollars through Swagbucks! Join today!!

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Ergo Chef 11 pc Knife Block Set w/Forged Steak Knives Giveaway


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Holiday Contest and Sweeps has the pleasure to review the "Ergo Chef Pro Series 11Pc Knife Block Set w/Forged Steak Knives Giveaway". Ergo Chef Cutlery has graciously contributed this amazing knife block set and with the help of over 30 fellow bloggers whom will bring one lucky winner whom lives in the Continental United States and 18+ years of age their very own set to win.

A few years ago I had the pleasure to try out a few of the Pro Series Knives and I can tell that they are as sharp today as they were back then..The Pro Series 7" Santoku Knife will cut any selection of meat with no effort at all.

In the Collins English Thesaurus Pro, means outstanding, good, great, fine, prime. This is the simplest way to describe the Ergo Chef Pro Series 11 Pc. Knife Block Set w/ Forged Steak Knives These knives stay paper thin sharp for year and years to come and will never let you down. Scott and Mike are a set of brothers that are dedicated to bring their customers only the best when it comes to perfect craftsmanship to each and every product they create and manufacture. In 2002 Scott and Mike brought the world of Cutlery a line of products with ergonomically designed knives to us all. Let me tell you that if you suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tendonitis or Arthritis these knives are a God Send and soon became one across the world as cooking was more enjoyable and less painful. They even help the non-afflicted cut easier, as they are truly a natural extension of your hand.


The Pro-Series 7" Santoku features our patented ergonomic design for unmatched comfort in the cut. The handle is angled for a natural feel and the blade is precision tapered with a 18 degree cutting edge all designed for perfect balance. This is one of the lightest fully forged 7" Santoku's available today. The patented angle & the light weight provide less strain on the hand wrist & forearm offering the most efficiency possible when cutting. The thin blade allows for extremely precise and smooth cuts. Great for Onions, Tomatoes, Peppers, Carrots, Celery and all veggies & fruit

Features: Pro-Series line was highly rated in leading consumer test magazine Patented Ergonomic design tested and proven to reduce strain and improve efficiency Blade Size: 7" Length of Cut x 2.125" Tall x .080" Thick blade Handle: 4.8" Long Including Bolster x ..625" wide x .950 tall in middle Handle Material: Injection Molded P.O.M over full tang with 3 aircraft aluminum rivets Steel Type: Fully Forged German made X50CrMoV15 Carbon Stainless Steel Designed and Patented in the USA, manufactured to our specifications in Taiwan Warranty: Lifetime Limited Warranty Guarantee: 30 Day Money Back if your not completely satisfied.

The ergonomic handle provides proven comfort and the offset keeps your knuckles off the cutting surface for safer use. Manufactured with High Carbon German Stainless steel and fully forged for extreme durability. The handle is slightly smaller than our 9" Bread knife. A must have knife for cutting bread, fruits & sandwiches. Features: Pro-Series line was highly rated in leading consumer test magazine Patented Ergonomic design tested and proven to reduce strain and improve efficiency Serrated Edge: Wide D style serrations reduce drag & tearing for smooth cuts producing very little crumbs Guarantee: 30 Day Money Back if your not completely satisfied.

6" Utility Knife


This popular 6" utility knife is fully forged for durability with a precision 18 degree edge for precise cutting. Crafted from high carbon German Stainless Steel and heat treated for long edge life like all our Pro Series knives. Perfect for smaller cutting tasks, from meat, fish, vegetables, fruit & even cheese. Features: Pro-Series line was highly rated in leading consumer test magazine Blade Size: 6" Length of Cut x 1.2" Tall x .100" Thick Stock Handle: 4.8" Long Including Bolster x .625" wide x .950 tall in middle Handle Material: Injection Molded P.O.M over full tang with 3 aircraft aluminum rivets Steel Type: Fully Forged German made X50CrMoV15 Carbon Stainless Steel Designed in the USA & Manufactured to our exact specifications & industries highest quality standards in Taiwan Warranty: Lifetime Limited Warranty Guarantee: 30 Day Money Back if your not completely satisfied. 

And the Forever Clever 3.5" Paring Knife


This Ergo Chef 3.5" Paring knife handle is longer and wider than standard knives (Cutlery): with smooth edges, giving you more comfort and control. Ideal for peeling and slicing small fruits and vegetables, creating garnishes and it's perfect for all small cutting tasks. Pro Series Paring knife Cutlery.
Features: Pro-Series line was highly rated in leading consumer test magazine Blade Size: 3.4" Length of Cut x .850" Tall x .085" Thick back of blade tapered down to .018" before razor sharp edge Handle: 4.175" Long Including Bolster x 1/2" wide x .780 tall at belly of handle Weight: 2.8 Oz. Handle Material: Injection Molded P.O.M over full tang with 3 aircraft aluminum rivets Steel Type: Fully Forged German made X50CrMoV15 Carbon Stainless Steel Designed and Patented in the USA, manufactured to our exact specifications & industries highest quality standards in Taiwan Warranty: Lifetime Limited Warranty Guarantee: 30 Day Money Back if your not completely satisfied.


Along with 4 Pro-Series Forged Steak Knives



The Ergo Chef Pro-Series Fully Forged 4 Piece Steak Knife Set is a perfect addition to any table setting. The simple yet elegant handle design compliments any table and provides comfortable control. The blade has wide serrated edges that are razor sharp designed for perfect cutting of all red meat, chicken, pork & vegetables without tearing the food. The handle is crafted from POM a composite plastic for durability, and covers a full tang inside the handle all the way back to rivet for prefect balance and seamless bacteria control. This set fits perfectly into most wooden knife blocks or can be stored back in the packaging for safe keeping. FEATURES:Blades: Fully forged German made Steel (X50CrMoV15) with specially designed wide serrated edges for smooth slicing into all meat and poultry. Quality & performance Guaranteed! Heat Treat: 55-57 HRC for long lasting sharpness Handles: Simple sheik design is made with P.O.M. a durable composite plastic for lifetime of use. Blade Length: 4.950" Handle Length: 4.300" Over All Length: 9.250" Warranty: Lifetime Limited Warranty & 30 Day Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee! 

 Tip: Did you know you can easily sharpen and keep these steak knives tuned up with our Oval Diamond Sharpener? Yes it's true, in fact all of our steak knives can be sharpened with our Pro-Series 10" or 12" Oval Diamond Coated Sharpening rod here: https://www.ergochef.com/KnifeSharpeners.php 

 Care: Hand Wash with soft sponge, Towel dry and store away after each use 

This Ergo Chef Pro-Series 11pc. Knife Block Set comes with the following pieces forged from German Carbon Stainless Steel for durability. 7" Santoku, 8" Offset Serrated Bread knife, 6" Utility, & 3.5" Paring. Four Pro-Series II stamped steak knives with full tang and serrated edges for smooth cuts of all meat & vegetables. Our Pro-Series Heavy Duty come-apart Multi-Function Kitchen Shears cut bone, open packages & even peel vegetables. The Pro-Series 10" Diamond Sharpening tool will keep all the knives sharp as new with a few light passes when needed. All pieces store safely in the 10 slot natural grain wooden block. Knife care: Hand wash with hot water, dish soap & a soft sponge. Towel dry & store to keep them looking as good as new. 

FEATURES: Fully Forged Knives Included: 7" Santoku w/ Hollow Grounds, 8" Offset Serrated Bread Knife, 6" Utility w/ Hollow Grounds & 3.5" Paring knife. Stamped Knives: QTY. 4 Pro-Series II Serrated Steak knives with full tang and triple rivet handle. Sharpener: 10" Pro-Series Oval Diamond Coated Sharpening Rod - This lightly "sharpens" all the knives by taking off a few microns of material with each pass. Most sets only have a honing rod which does not sharpen. Use once every few months after proper use of the knives in a home kitchen. Kitchen Shears: Pro-Series Come Apart Multi-Function Kitchen Shears. Perfect for cutting chicken bones, trimming fat, opening packages, peeling carrots, Crushing nuts & twisting off bottle tops between handle, open pop off bottle caps, and lid lifter on end of handle. Block: 10 Slot Wooden Storage Block holds all pcs. for safe beautiful counter storage. Warranty: Kitchen Knives have a Lifetime Limited Warranty, Steak Knives have a 5 Year Warranty, Sharpening Rod & Shears have a 1 year Warranty. All knives & shears should be Re-Sharpened every few years with proper use. 

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Sweet, Yummy Treats I know You'll Enjoy


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.
There's something about a special little treat, especially if it is from someone you love. The treat becomes something extra and you appreciate it even more. But, whose to say that you can't get yourself a special treat now and then.


Veronica's Treats is a very special place that has amazing little and big treats for all the people you love and want to spoil, and a few things for you too.

I was thrilled when I got three Cake Pops in the mail and could not wait to bite into one. They looked so yummy and so pretty. Each one was decorated with a Valentine's theme and had a yummy chocolate cake center that was moist and oh so good.


The Cake Pops are about the size of a ping pong ball (1.5 oz.) and come individually wrapped, ready to give to a special person or two or three or more. The bottoms of the pops are flat so they can stand up giving you the chance to set them in location for your friend or loved one to find easily. Here's what Veronica has to say about them:
  Have you tried CAKE POPS, the newest sensation? Well, you should! This adorable treat has a secret combination of ingredients to make it ridiculously delicious!! Our rich, fudgy, double chocolate cake recipe is baked then mixed with just the right amount of cream cheese frosting; made into bite size cake balls; drenched in white chocolate or milk chocolate coating; placed on a stick, then embellished with beautiful Valentine's Day designs (assorted sprinkles and drizzle). Some describe it as a truffle; some say the inside tastes like brownie batter. However you describe it, you will be hooked!
When she says you will be hooked, I'm pretty sure she is right. They really are that good!


I loved looking on the website at all the options available for the Cake Pops. You can get them in what is called Standard Valentine's Colors or you can ask for three special decorated coatings (for a small extra fee). They also have the following cake flavors, Vanilla, Double Chocolate, Lemon, Mint Chocolate Chip, and Red Velvet. Plus if you would rather have your Cake Pops look like a regular lollipop instead of free standing, you can do that too. I really love all the options available when you order. Oh, and they don't mind special orders either!


These cute little Cake Pops would be great to give to your co-workers or for your kids to share with their friends, or how about a special box of them for you spouse. A simple, yet wonderful gift to let them know how special they are and it saves you time and energy! I like that. Plus, have I mentioned how good they are?!


You can find the YUMMY Cake Pops on Veronica's Treat HERE! And I highly recommend you give them a try. Seriously, they are that good!

Monday, January 29, 2018

Fun and Easy To Install LED Lighting For Your Home

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. 

It's amazing how after so many years of building homes there are still places that never seem to have enough light. Every home I have ever lived in has had places where there were dark spots no matter how well placed lamps, wall sconces, and ceiling lights are. And sometimes, you just want a little extra light for effect and decoration.


That's where light strips, like the Goeswell LED Strip Light, really come in handy. They arrive to you in a sealed, waterproof bag, which I think is great. They won't get damaged in delivery and you can keep what you don't use stored in the bag.


This LED Light Strip is a very low voltage (12 volt) but super bright, much brighter than other LED rope lights. The light strip is flexible and waterproof, which makes it easy to use it in a variety of places in your home.


It uses a very flexible PCB board as the base and adopts SMD Chip LED lights as its luminous body. Its small size and voltage is a good choice for architectural lighting, sign letter light, concealed lighting, like under cupboards in the kitchen, perimeter lighting, and many other decorative uses. The lights last up to 50,000 hours, giving you a good value for your money.

The reel the strip lights come on has 16.4 feet of light that is about ¼" wide.


The light strip has a 3M adhesive sticky strip on the back to be easily mount onto most flat surfaces. it does not adhere to brick, but then not a lot of adhesive strips do. It is super easy to adhere and you can slowly pull off the sticky tape protective cover as you line up the light strip.

I love that the strip can be cut to length quickly (cutting lines are clearly marked), and you can adapt this to pretty much any place you need horizontally or vertically. You can cut the strip every 3 LED lights, so it is easy to figure out how much you will need since there are 600 on the entire strip, and every 3 LED lights is 1".


Installing does require a little electrical knowledge, and unfortunately specific instructions are not included. But a basic handy man can install them pretty easily. The light strip is on a small reel, which makes keeping them untangled and keeping what you don't use on something you can store easily very simple.


These are going to go under our cupboards in the kitchen to help light up an area that is always so dark and difficult to work around with our limited counter space. I'm sure there are several places in your home you could find a use for these!

You can find the Goeswell LED Strip Light HERE!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

The first Swago Shopping Edition of 2018!



Still recovering from all of your holiday shopping? The online rewards site Swagbucks has a smart and fun way for you to earn and save when you spend.

Swagbucks is hosting another round of Shopping Swago! What is SWAGO you ask? It's a bingo-inspired promotion run by Swagbucks, a website that rewards you with points (called SB) for completing everyday online activities. You can redeem those SB for free gift cards. If you've never used Swagbucks, participating in SWAGO is a great introduction to the site and an easy way to earn a good amount of points quickly.

Click here to get started!

Here’s what you need to know to get your 300 SB Bonus (and don’t worry, you don’t have to make a purchase to complete a pattern):

  •  Go to the Swag page and make sure you hit “Join” otherwise you won’t get credit for completing the action items. Each square on your Swago Board will contain an action item to complete. 
  • Once you complete the action item in a particular square the square will change color signifying the action item is complete. 
  • You have a limited amount of time to mark off as many squares as possible so use your time wisely. 
  • Be mindful of the patterns and their corresponding bonuses located on the right of your Swago Board. The patterns will vary in difficulty and bonus value - up to 300 SB - enough for your first $3 gift card. 
  • Once you’ve achieved a pattern the corresponding “Submit” button will light up. You can have multiple patterns available for submission, however, you can only submit ONE pattern so choose wisely
  • The game ends Friday, January 26th at 12pm PDT/3pm EDT. So make sure to hit “Submit” on the pattern you wish to submit. If you don’t hit “Submit” before the game ends you won’t receive your SB bonus.
Also, if you sign up through me this month, you'll get a $10 rebate when you make your first purchase via Swagbucks Shopping! You can activate it in the "Swag Ups" area of "My Account"


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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

A Fragile Hope Is A Must-Read Book

Cynthia Ruchti is one of my favorite authors. Every book I have read by her has been wonderful and this one is no exception.
A Fragile Hope has characters that you want to learn about. They feel so real as you read along. As they go through struggles, you feel like you are going through them as well. Cynthia has a way of pulling you into the story and you don't want to leave.

Josiah is a character that any person could relate to through the struggle he has with his marriage and with his relationship with God. I love how you see him realize the problems he is having and then learning to rely on God and the strength and hope that He alone can bring. You find yourself aching along with him and joy as he finds true hope to cling to.

This is an excellent book and I highly recommend it to you.

About the book:
Hope grows when seeds are planted—even in the muddy middle of life.

Josiah Chamberlain’s life’s work revolves around repairing other people’s marriages. When his own is threatened by his wife’s unexplained distance, and then threatened further when she’s unexpectedly plunged into an unending fog, Josiah finds his expertise, quick wit and clever quips are no match for a relationship that is clearly broken.

Feeling betrayed, confused, and ill-equipped for a crisis this crippling, he reexamines everything he knows about the fragility of hope and the strength of his faith and love. Love seems to have failed him. Will what’s left of his faith fail him, too? Or will it be the one thing that holds him together and sears through the impenetrable wall that separates them?

Learn more and purchase a copy.

About the author:

Cynthia Ruchti tells stories hemmed in hope. She’s the award-winning author of 17 books and a frequent speaker for women’s ministry events. She serves as the Professional Relations Liaison for American Christian Fiction Writers, where she helps retailers, libraries, and book clubs connect with the authors and books they love. She lives with her husband in Central Wisconsin.

Find out more about Cynthia at http://www.cynthiaruchti.com.

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.