Tuesday, September 10, 2019

An Amish Christmas Kitchen ~ A Great Gift For The Season

I love to read and I read a lot. I always have a book with me when I go places since I don't know how long I will be waiting at the places I go. This current book was perfect for that.


About the book:
An Amish Christmas Kitchen: Three Novellas Celebrating the Warmth of the Season written by Leslie Gould, Jan Drexler, and Kate Lloyd , is the perfect gift for an avid reader in your home.

As the weather grows cold and the nights grow long, the cheer and warmth of the Christmas season is one thing all readers can find comfort in. This collection from bestselling Amish fiction novelists Leslie Gould, Jan Drexler, and Kate Lloyd finds the beating heart at the center of the holiday and offers three novellas that celebrate family, faith, and especially the sights and smells of a bustling holiday kitchen.

Leslie Gould tells the story of how, in the wake of a heartbreaking loss, a young Amish woman finds unexpected comfort and hope in a yearly baking tradition surrounding the local Lancaster Christmas market. Jan Drexler offers a sweet tale of a shy Amish woman who decides to use her gift for sweets to woo a local Amish boy with her beloved Christmas cookies. And Kate Lloyd offers a heartwarming tale of a woman's unexpected discovery about the truth of her past, and the warm and welcoming Amish family table she finds herself invited to on Christmas.

What I thought about the book:
An Amish Christmas Kitchen is a lovely book with three novellas that you can easily read in an afternoon. I loved how quickly I could identify with the characters and how sweet the stories were. Each story was set in the same time period and you could sense the area of the country where they took place, along with the simple lifestyle of the Amish. The sweet romances that took place were very touching and helped you root for the main characters to find happiness, especially during the Christmas season. This would make a great gift for a friend or loved one for Christmas! Fair warning, reading this will make you want to go bake or visit a bakery.

You can find the book on Amazon and in local book stores!


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.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Looking For A Summer Slouchy Beanie?

I know this is not exactly the time of year you usually talk about a product like this, but with all the weird weather we have been having, it really fits! Plus, even when it is warm you once in a while need something like this.


CacheAlaska has a fantastic Summer Slouchy Beanie! I have to tell you, this really is a nice hat.

The material is acrylic and super light weight. With the slouch look, you can wear it all year round keeping your head comfortable in cold or warm weather. It's great for being out in windy, rainy and blustery days, keeping your hair dry and looking good! Plus, your head doesn't get overheated while wearing it.


I like that it will fit pretty much every one. I have very tall, big sons, and they often find it hard to get hats to fit. They don't stretch enough or they don't stay on well. This beanie stays on really well, and they like how comfortable it feels.


It can be worn as it is or folded up with a cuff, although I like it better uncuffed. It's also machine washable and you can tumble dry it. Easy care!


CacheAlaska has excellent products, and this is one of them! Highly recommend this to you!


You can get your own CacheAlaska Summer Slouchy Beanie 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.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Have You Ever Wondered About The Logic Of God?

As a reader I love to find books that really make me think . One of my favorite authors who consistently gets me thinking, and thinking a lot is Ravi Zacharias. His latest book is no exception to making me think a lot!


His newest book is The Logic of God. Here's a short description of the book for you:

Jesus Christ alone answers our deepest questions. We all have doubts that challenge our faith. We wonder whether the Bible still matters, or whether God is truly as loving and personal as we hope. In his first ever devotional, The Logic of God, apologist Ravi Zacharias offers 52 readings that explain how and why Christianity, the Bible, and God are still relevant, vital, and life-changing for us today. To all our dilemmas Ravi says, "I am convinced that Jesus Christ alone uniquely answers the deepest questions of our hearts and minds."

With a remarkable grasp of biblical facts and a deep understanding of the questions that trouble our hearts, Ravi tackles the most difficult topics with ease and understanding. But The Logic of God is more than intellectual; it is also personal, offering thoughtful wisdom on: 

  • when Jesus draws especially near you. 
  •  the deep ray of hope found in God's Word. 
  •  how God transforms disappointments. 
  •  why prayer matters. 
  •  how genuine peace is possible. 
  •  making sense of suffering.  ​
Ravi makes profound biblical truth easy to understand. And if your life is busy, this book is designed for you! It addresses 52 topics that you can read over the course of one year or slowly digest at your own pace. Each entry includes a Scripture, questions for reflection, and some practical application steps.

When you're struggling with questions and doubts, confused, curious, or just want a clearer way to express your faith The Logic of God has answers that satisfy the heart and the mind.


I have been slowly reading the book and it has been encouraging me, challenging me, and helping me to be better equipped in teaching others. As a Bible teacher myself, I need help in explaining deep concepts and biblical truths. Ravi puts these things in a way that can be shared with others and related to.

You do need to be warned, this book is not going to be read in a short time or zipped through. It grabs hold of your thoughts and it's supposed to. You will begin thinking about God in ways you had never thought of Him or in ways hat you had not thought about in a long time. I think that's a good thing!

I highly recommend this book to you and encourage you to pick extra copies up or your friends and family as gifts!

You can find a copy of the book 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, June 6, 2019

Baby On the Way and You Need To Tote Around a Lot?



At our house it always seems we are looking for something to help us carry things in and out of and around the house. As a young mother, I really needed help making sure I had everything for both of my boys in one easy place whenever I left home. That's where bags like this come in handy.



This is the Siana Baby Diaper Caddy Organizer & Changing Pad from Siana Baby. It's an open top diaper bag to help organize everything you need and be easily and quickly available for you to grab when needed.



The bag is made from a durable, padded felt that is heavy duty, but soft at the same time. It has 7 open pockets on the outside edges and one small zippered pocket, to keep a wallet, phone or cash securely safe.



Inside there is a wide open space that you can customize with the three included dividers that can be moved around or taken out to suit your needs. Each comes with two ends that have Velcro tabs to securely hold them in place when you use them. You can use all three, just two, or even just one.

I like the option of how to carry the bag. It has two shorter handles to carry like a tote or a long removable shoulder strap to free up your hands as you carry it. The shoulder strap is easy to put on and take off and folds easily to tuck into one of the pockets.



The bag also has a nice bonus, like lots of diaper bags. It comes with a fold-able changing pad made from the same durable, soft padded felt with a water proof backing.



Although I am not a huge fan of an open diaper bag like this, I know a lot of people like them. Personally, I think this would be something nice to keep a supply of items handy at Grandma's and Grandpa's house so you don't have to tote a lot back and forth all the time when you go visit or they babysit. It would also be nice for around the house in different rooms.

I was thinking that this bag would be great for other things too, like craft supplies, gardening tools, toys, a tote for going to the beach, and more. With it being open at the top, you could tuck all kinds of things in it vertically and will would hold a lot!



The price is great too! I think it's a good deal for a nice and practical bag!

You can buy the Siana Baby Diaper Caddy Organizer & Changing Pad 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.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Looking For Alcohol Ink Permanent Markers?

I am what some people would call a craft dabbler. I love to experiment with different products to see what they are capable of doing for the art and crafts I love to create.


Well I recently got a chance to try out some Dual Tipped Alcohol Based Markers from FAN DI. It's a really nice set of alcohol ink permanent markers.


There are 80 markers in all, which gives you a really good color and blending selection. The markers are dual tipped, one end being a broad tip and the other a fine tip. Each one works well to help you fill in large areas quickly and to highlight smaller areas with more detail.


They all come in a zippered case with a handle on the top for easy transport and storage. I'm glad it has a case, but I do wish it was a little more structured with stiff sides to keep the pens more securely upright instead of wanting to fan out and kind of fall down as you take some out of the case. I found the best way to get them back in was to tip the case slightly on it's side and then they all straighten up making it easier to put the pens back in.


A very nice touch is that the markers are not round, so they never roll around on your desk or table getting easily lost or falling to the floor!


I like how well the pens blend color together and how well they fill in images, but you need to be aware that these do bleed through paper, so if you are coloring something, make sure another image is not behind it or you place several pieces of paper under the page you are working on. Several times the ink went through 3 sheets of paper. If you give them to your kids, don't leave them unsupervised!



For me, I see these markers as perfect for working on big projects, like posters or informational notices. The colors are bright, easy to see and the markers fill in areas quickly without having a lot of color overlap like some markers can have.

Even with a few negatives, I would still recommend these to you, although I do think they are a little pricey. But good markers will cost a little more! Quality is not cheap!

You can purchase your own set of FAN DI 80 Color Dual Tipped Alcohol Based Markers 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.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Looking For A Professional Grooming Kit?

Every once in a while you find a product that meets your needs and exceeds what you expected. This is one of those products.


The Timni Manicure Pedicure Set was something that really amazed me. This is a product that has everything you need to take care of your fingernails, toenails, and for facial care!

The set comes in a padded, decorative clutch that protects everything inside and keeps each piece in place and easy to find. There are 16 implements that meet specific needs you may have and work well.


Here is what comes in the kit:


5 piece hand care:
Nail Clipper
Diagonal pliers
Finger Nail File
Singles-edged Double-sided Push Stick
V-shaped Push


5 piece facial care:
Eyebrow Tweezers
Eyebrow Scissors
Blackhead & Acne Needle
Ear Pick
Acne Needle


6 piece foot care:
Larger Nail Clipper
Peeling Knife
Straight Pedicure Knife
Diagonal Pedicure Knife
Scraping Knife
Toenail Nipper


I will admit that some of these pieces I had never been aware of, so was interested in learning about them and how to use them. Pretty much anything you need to do for your hands, feet, and a lot for your face you can do with this set.

Each piece is made from stainless steel and will last for a very long time. They can be washed and sanitized to be used over and over without taking away from the quality and the whole family can use them.

I know this is an excellent product and does not cost a fortune. I highly recommend it to you.

You can purchase your own Timni Manicure Pedicure Set 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, April 18, 2019

Do You Suffer From Aches and Pains?

Any of you suffer from aches and pains? I know, it's silly to ask, because almost everyone suffers from aches and pains at some point in their life. Some of us suffer with them almost daily. Others suffer daily. So finding something that helps is a very good thing.


Geniani has a fantastic help for you, the Super King Size, XXL Heating Pad. let me tell you, this is a fantastic heating pad and I am thrilled to let you know about it.


The pad itself is 18" x 26", which for most people, covers the majority of your back. It's also very flexible and will curve around your body, not missing a spot like some stiff and small heating pads. To give you an idea of just how big it is, I placed a CD case on it for comparison. It's big!


The cover is made of a super soft microplush fiber that really is very soft and comfy on your skin. It feels very nice and does not slide around while you are using it. Both sides are soft and comfortable.


The control is easy to operate. A large on/off button adjusts it from low, medium, or high. We found that even on high, the heat it generates is not so hot that it would burn you. I remember one from my childhood that could get too hot and would hurt. I also appreciate that there is an auto shut off to the control too. if you fall asleep using it, it will shut off without you having to do anything. That's a fantastic safety feature!


The heating pad can be used for dry or moist heat. It comes with complete instructions so you can use it in the way that helps your pain or injury the best. But it's as easy as misting the pad with water, not soaking it.

I really like this heating pad and I know our family will be using it for a long time to come. Plus, compared to ones that are in the stores, the price is really good!

You can purchase your own Geniani Super King Size, XXL Heating Pad 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.