Saturday, March 31, 2012

Wholly Guacamole It's A Giveaway Hop!! april 1

Wholly Guac Giveaway

Wholly Guacamole is providing the grand prize:

Year of Free Guac (24 FREE product coupons good through 2012) - Value: $156.00
 (not pictured) Insulated Cooler with product - Value - $50

My prize is:

A is for Alphabet post and giveaway.... post april 1

A is for Alphabet. 

The word alphabet comes from the Late Latin word alphebetum in 
the Middle East. It then turned to alphebetos in Ancient Greek.

Braille, fingerspelling, sign language, and morse code are other ways we use the alphabet.

Here is a site that offers alphabet printouts  for your children.

Here are a few different Alphabet books that you and your children might enjoy.
Alphabet (Paula Wiseman Books)
Alphabet by Matther Van Fleet

Alphabet Adventure

Alphabet Adventure by Audrey and Bruce Wood

For the young readers, a board book:

Dr. Seuss's ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book!

By Dr. Seuss

The Absolutely Awful Alphabet

The Absolutely Awful Alphabet by Modicai Gerstein

I thought it would be fun to offer a giveaway of one of my favorite alphabet books, The Alphabet Tree.

2 lucky readers will each win their very own copy.
Giveaway will end 4/25. Winners will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond.

The Alphabet Tree (Dragonfly Books)

Leo Lionni

Hunter Moon Book Tour and giveaway...

Buy it:

Want to win one of 5 Autographed Books and $25 Amazon Giftcard? Fill out the Form below to Enter

Rockin' 30th Birthday Bash...

                                    Going Crazy Wanna Go??

        Life With Captain Fussy Buckets

      Mom with a Dot Com

are hosting the Rockin' 30th Birthday Bash.

Go here to see the rest of the giveaways.

I'm giving away a $30 gift card

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Literally Dead ebook free this weekend...

In the midst of the Great Depression, one man must do battle against 
corruption with nothing but his wits and a host of great literary 

Amos Jansen is merely a clerk. He is not a crime fighter, the next 
great writer, or a man of privilege. He is the humble employee of a 
Chicago literary society. That is, until he is arrested for murder.

The scapegoat of a perfidious lieutenant, Jansen stands wrongly accused 
while his idols rally around him. Literary personalities the likes of 
Ernest Hemingway, Carl Sandburg, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Nelson Algren, 
and H.L. Mencken, as well as civil liberties war-horse Clarence Darrow, 
join Amos in his search for the real murderer of both the society's 
vice-chairman and his own father.

Will the pen prove mightier than the sword? Will mercenary police, 
politicians and money-barons meet with justice? Or will Jansen fail to 
solve the mystery and wind up literally dead?

to get this book free starting Friday and ending Saturday.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Bloggers, sign ups now for giveaway hop....


Wholly Guacamole it’s a Giveaway Hop! Tammilee Tips, Money Saving Micheleand Klippin’ Krazy are hosting this new event.
Eat Wholly will be sponsoring a GRAND PRIZE Giveaway valued at $200 plus!
The event begins April 1 at 12:01 AM EST and ends April 10 at Midnight EST. Sign Ups open now, don’t miss it! Blogger prizes, too!

Legion of Bats Tour...

Cover for 'Legion of Bats'
Legion Of Bats
by Shadow Stephens

In a world governed by fear and corruption, a baby was born and immediately targeted for death. Hidden away in the rural West Virginia town of Tanner, Zoe Masterson grows up feeling like an outsider—just a little different from everyone around her. As bad becomes worse, she is arrested for arson and taken to a mental hospital, where she discovers nothing is as it seems.

My review:

I absolutely loved this book. Of course, I sat down and read it in one sitting.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Need more Facebook fans?? Join in this blogger event...

Rainy Day Frenzy Cash Giveaway 

The best part's completely free!!!

You can have your Facebook link added for FREE, and the prize $100 PayPal Cash!

Cute-ecakes is Sponsoring the Event and Paying for the Prize!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

4th of July Event blogger sign-ups happening now...


Blogger sign ups are now open for the Made in America 4th of July Giveaway Event! Mimi from Woven By Words and Courtney from Joy Of Momma Joyner are excited to bring a FUN, new event celebrating The 4th Of July, called Made In America. This event will run from 12:01am EST Wednesday, July 4, 2012 through 11:59pm EST Wednesday, July 18, 2012.

Free ebook this Friday thru Saturday night...

 Vengeance Thwarted 

This weekend (starting tomorrow and ending Saturday night), 'Vengeance 
Thwarted', the first novel in Prue Phillipson's Restoration trilogy 'The 
Hordens of Horden Hall', will be available as a free download in the 
Amazon Kindle store.

Here is the book blurb:

What if the one you love is also the one you are sworn to kill?

Northumberland, 1640. Arabella 'Bel' Horden is a mischievous, 
pugnacious thirteen-year-old. The youngest daughter of a Northumbrian 
squire and magistrate, she is wracked by guilt after a careless haystack 
fire leads to the wrongful hanging of an English army deserter. Sent to 
boarding school in Yorkshire after another unbecoming act of 
disobedience, Bel blossoms into a beautiful and quick-witted young 
woman. Nathaniel 'Nat' Wilson is ill with fever when his twin brother, 
Daniel, is falsely accused and hung for the fire started by Bel. 
Accursed by his mother for the tragedy, he is reluctantly sworn to 
vengeance against the Horden family. A peace-loving boy, Nat temporarily 
escapes his mother's maddened demands through pursuit of his studies in 
Cambridge. Years after the violence that first juxtaposed their lives, 
Bel and Nat's paths finally cross when Nat arrives in Northumberland to 
discover what he can of the Horden family and their role in his 
brother's unfortunate death. As a second Scots invasion sends the land 
into chaos, will love triumph as vengeance is thwarted?

Get it here:

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 review...


Recently my son and I had the opportunity to review a costume from
My son chose the Batman costume and has been fighting crime ever since.
These costumes aren't just for Halloween. What kid doesn't like to play dress-up?
Remember back to when you were a kid? My grandma always kept a chest full of costumes for us to play with. I think it's so good when the kids use their imaginations and really play. 
These days there are just to many electronics out there, some kids forget how to really have fun.

Kids Deluxe Dark Knight Batman Costume 

Here are some other great costumes they offer:

Princess Red Riding Hood Costume      Toddler Sequin Dorothy Costume

Deluxe Spot Splatter Splash Costume 

Toddler Lil Lobster Costume      Teen Jack Sparrow Costume

What are you waiting for?
Hurry to and order up your child some fun.

We have more winners....


And the winners are....

Julie B.


Alisha G.

Spring into Books event...


Welcome to the Spring into Books Hop hosted by
eReading on the Cheap and Beck Valley Books. The hop lasts from March 20 – March 31st at 11:59 PM EST. Each blog participating has at least a $10 book related Prize.

I'm giving away 3 different Amazon gift cards,
totaling $50 to three different winners.

Enter now.
Winners will be chosen randomly and notified by email.
They will then have 48 hours to respond.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Under the Overpass book review...

                                Under the Overpass:
             A Journey of Faith in the Streets of America

Ever Wonder What it Would Be Like to Live Homeless?
Mike Yankoski did more than just wonder. By his own choice, Mike's life went from upper-middle class plush to scum-of-the-earth repulsive overnight. With only a backpack, a sleeping bag and a guitar, Mike and his traveling companion, Sam, set out to experience life on the streets in six different cities—from Washington D.C. to San Diego— and they put themselves to the test.
    For more than five months the pair experienced firsthand the extreme pains of hunger, the constant uncertainty and danger of living on the streets, exhaustion, depression, and social rejection—and all of this by their own choice. They wanted to find out if their faith was real, if they could actually be the Christians they said they were apart from the comforts they’d always known…to discover first hand what it means to be homeless in America.
   Mike and Sam's story is gritty, challenging, and utterly captivating. What you encounter in these pages will radically alter how you see your world—and may even change your life. 

My review:

Mike decides to become a Christian and live as a homeless man for five months during 2003.
He literally lives with the homeless people for that long. He finds Sam who decides to also 
go along for the ride to help make sure that Mike is safe.

This book is a very emotional read. Mike and Sam experience many not so good days in this five
month period. They actually have to pan handle and eat old rotten food to survive. They live the entire five months off of charity, which they don't always receive. Many times they aren't given what they
need or ask for and are even thrown out of churches. 

About the author:

Mike and his wife Danae live in Vancouver, B.C. with their dog, Elliott, and are both studying for their Masters of Christian Studies (MCS) degrees at Regent College. Their passions include backpacking, hiking, running, tea, growing veggies, good books, and connecting with people of all sorts. Mike serves on the board of directors for World Vision US and the board of advisers for Kilns College. He and Danae have also  released a book called Zealous Love: A Practical Guide to Social Justice.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

We Have Winners!!...


Because I Tried It
Birthday Chonicle


Michael C

Happy Feet Two 3D
facebook 'like' contest


Farrah S.

Prizes Flash Giveaway
my prize: $15 Paypal cash


Kimberly K.

The Best Mistake book


Angel G.

Lunar Love Giveaway

$10 Amazon gift code

Crystal Larson

Hunter's Moon book
Hunter's Moon: Vampires Realm Romance Series 

Renee R.

Moon Called book

Moon Called (Mercy Thompson) 

Jeannie A.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

March 17 Luck 'O the Irish Hop

3 Random Winners will be chosen — to win a $20 Gift Card to shop Barnes & Noble!

Check out Jules Picks here for his great suggestions of what to buy — visit us every month for his new list.

Still not sure what to buy? Check out our Monthly Shopping List, click here. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Living Life In the Zone book review...


Living Life In The Zone:
A 40 Day Spiritual Game Plan for Men

By Kyle Rote Dr.
Dr. Joe Pettigrew

My significant other reviewed this devotional and loved it.
The book is divided up into weeks at a time. The authors give the men themes to work on for that week.
Each day is a specific task, they don't take long to read and they leave you really thinking.
While he was reading it he said he thought that

Monday, March 12, 2012

Splash' N Boots review and giveaway...

Recently we got to review Act 2 of The Splash' N Boots Show.
Since I wasn't familiar with them I didn't realize that Splash is the guy and Boots is the girl.
My son must have seen it before, because he knew exactly who they were, lol.
But it never surprises me when my kids know more than I do on any subject.

This video includes over 50 minutes of music videos and special features.
My son and two nieces watched this and loved it. They were dancing all around the room.
Your kids will love it to.

Would you like to win your own copy of this great video??

Enter now!!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Eraselets review and giveaway...

Eraselets are bracelet erasers.
And my son loves them!!

We were recently given a full pack of Eracelets to review and enjoy.
I kind of thought my son might want to share them with a couple of his friends.
But, being the character that he is, he chooses to match them and wear them according to his outfit that day.
He says his friends think they are so cool, 
he was nice enough to share them and let his friends try them out, but he won't come off of them for good.
Kids!!! LOL.

At $4.95 a pack, these are a steal.
Wait till you see all the adorable styles they have to choose from.
They also have some singles that they offer for only $1.00
Skull & Bones

Eraselets really are the cutest thing I've seen in a long time.


Buy it:

Win it:
                   One of my readers is going to be lucky enough to win their very own pack of Eraselets.

                                    Winner will be chosen randomly and contacted via email.
                                             They will then have 48 hours to respond.