Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Magic Stix - Washable Markers Stocking Stuffer - Review and Giveaway

Captain loves to color! You all know we love our KwikStix paint sticks, so when we were approached by the same company to try them Captain was super excited.

What I was excited about was the 7 day cap off guarantee. Now I don't normally find markers all over the house with the lids off. What normally happens in my house is that "someone" swears they put the caps on correctly - but they don't click it all the way and the marker dries out.

Well these new markers from The Pencil Grip called Magic Stix  are awesome! They are available on prime from Amazon and I would definitely recommend them. The colors a bright and believe me I am a marker snob. There are no 'non' named brands in my house. I just can't stand wishy washy markers. When we use them I like to see the color and want it to last. You can see my Instagram post as soon as they came in the mail Captain started coloring with them. I left him on his own to see what he would create and we weren't disappointed with the quality. They come in packs of twelve and Twenty - Four the larger pack is not available for prime at the moment I noticed.




If you want to get your hands on a set - order through Amazon (soon) and have them in time for Christmas. However, even if you order make sure to enter my giveaway for a pack of 12 sent to you directly from the company.

I'm doing a quick giveaway (ends this weekend) so make sure to enter soon!




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Wordless Wednesday - First Snow Edition



Pop over here to see some more Wordless Wednesday Posts.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Meet our new family member - Filey The Yorkie

At the end of November we welcomed a new family member into our home. She is adorable and has won the hearts of everyone here.

She is such a loving little fur ball and is such fun to have around.



 Isn't she just adorable!

She lives in a a safe area of the house when we go out (she is still a puppy after all) Well last night we had an adventure. Hubby and I popped out with Captain and the older kids were at swim practice. On our return home, I was chatting on the phone with my mom who is on vacation so hubby went into the house first. He could hear the puppy jumping around excited for us to be home, but couldn't see her and she didn't come up to him. Finding it strange he looked around only to see this little fur-ball on the wrong side of the baby gate. Now this gate has small holes so there is no way she could have squeezed through. So after putting her back over the other side (to see if she tried to get over again). Yep within a few minutes she backed up as far she could ran towards the gate and jumped...yep this little 5lb ball of fluff just about cleared the baby gate! She had obviously kept trying while we were out and been successful.

So guess what hubby's newest 'honey do' list item is...buy and install a door! So when we go out she has more freedom than her little crate she uses at bedtime. She loves her crate and sleeps in it on my bedside table. However, I don't like leaving her in it during the day.

She is so adorable and has won all our hearts!

If you want to follow Filey (the name of a Yorkshire Sea Side town - perfect name for our Yorkshire Terrier) You can follow her adventures on Instagram #FileyTheYorkie

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Hormel Gatherings Party Trays - easy to snack and share

I was invited by Hormel Gatherings to try some of their party trays!

I am sure you all are always looking for an easy way to impress at your next gathering! My kids love the party packs from Hormel that include the pepperoni and salami choices. They are not as keen on the ham version. I am going to try the deluxe tray next.

These packs can be kept in your refrigerator until you are ready to use them. The tray is perfect for storing and serving, which is perfect for when you don't want to worry about forgetting your special serving dishes.

The packs we chose for our Thanksgiving get together had two kinds of cheese, 2 packs of crackers and a packet of salami and pepperoni.




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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

All Things Now Living - Review and Giveaway!

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While on a scavenging trip with her father, Amy is accidentally trapped in New Lithisle in Rondi Bauer Olson's All Things Now Living. At first her only goal is to escape, but when she meets Daniel, a New Lithisle boy, she begins to question how less-than-human the people of New Lithisle are. Amy's feelings grow even more conflicted when she learns she didn't end up in New Lithisle by mistake. Her father is secretly a sympathizer. Time is running short and Amy has to decide if she will bring the computer program her father wrote to his contact or save herself. Installing the program could prevent the dome's collapse, but if Amy doesn't find her father's contact in time, she'll die, along with everyone else.

Stay up all night reading this thrilling new book from Rondi and enter to win a Kindle Fire!


One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A copy of All Things Now Living
  • A Kindle Fire
Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on December 14. The winner will be announced December 15 on the Litfuse blog.


I read this book in just a day or two. At first the way it was written seemed a little odd to me, but I soon got into the story. You need to know that this is really Young Adult fiction. It's a good clean book, with some action and twists and turns. Just the kind of book I feel safe letting my kids read for fun.

Here's more about the story!

Her whole life Amy has been taught the people of New Lithisle deserve to die, but when she falls for Daniel, she determines to save him.
Sixteen-year-old Amy doesn't like anything to die, she won't even eat the goats or chickens her mama has butchered every fall, but she can't let herself pity the inhabitants of New Lithisle. In a few short months the dome they built to isolate themselves from the deadly pandemic is predicted to collapse, but her whole life Amy has been taught it's God's will they die. They traded their souls for immunity to the swine flu virus, brought God's curse upon themselves by adding pig genes to their own.
Then, while on a scavenging trip with her father, Amy is accidentally trapped in New Lithisle. At first her only goal is to escape, but when she meets Daniel, a New Lithisle boy, she begins to question how less-than-human the people of New Lithisle are.
Amy's feelings grow even more conflicted when she learns she didn't end up in New Lithisle by mistake. Her father is secretly a sympathizer, and was trying to prevent the coming destruction.
Now time is running short and Amy has to decide if she will bring the computer program her father wrote to his contact or save herself. Installing the program could prevent the dome's collapse, but if Amy doesn't find her father's contact in time, she'll die, along with everyone else.
This is a fun read. It's not super serious of time consuming.  Definitely a good book to read over the holidays to escape from the stress. It's a teenage dystopian style book with a couple of twists and turns. My daughter liked it too.



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Deadly Proof by Rachel Dylan {Litfuse Publishing Review}



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This has been one of the best books I've read in a long time! It's a fun mystery with just the right amount of suspense for me! Plus I was fooled at the end I didn't guess who did it! Which is amazing because normally I know straight away. It's not full of all that junk stuff I don't want my kids to read so Boo got to read it too which is nice! She really enjoyed it as well.

Here's a little blurb about the book!

In the biggest case of her career, attorney Kate Sullivan is tapped as lead counsel to take on Mason Pharmaceutical because of a corporate cover-up related to its newest drug. After a whistleblower dies, Kate knows the stakes are much higher than her other lawsuits.
Former Army Ranger turned private investigator Landon James is still haunted by mistakes made while serving overseas. Trying to forget the past, he is hired by Kate to look into the whistleblower's allegation and soon suspects that the company may be engaging in a dangerous game for profit. He also soon finds himself falling for this passionate and earnest young lawyer.
Determined not to make the same mistakes, he's intent on keeping Kate safe, but as the case deepens, it appears someone is willing to risk everything-even murder-to keep the case from going to trial.


Rachel Dylan writes Christian fiction including legal romantic suspense. Rachel has practiced law for over a decade and enjoys weaving together legal and suspenseful stories. In addition, Rachel writes the Danger in the Deep South including "Lethal Action" and "Devoted Defender," which appeals to fans of edge of your seat romantic suspense. Rachel also writes the Windy Ridge series including "Trial & Tribulations" and "Fatal Accusation." These legal thrillers with elements of spiritual warfare are great for fans who enjoy books by Peretti or Dekker. "Trial & Tribulations" was a Selah finalist in 2016. Rachel lives in Michigan with her husband and five furkids-two dogs and three cats. Rachel loves to connect with readers.
Find out more about Rachel at http://www.racheldylan.com.
There is a giveaway that end's tonight! I forgot to post this earlier but if you are super quick you can still enter!!!
MAKE SURE TO CLICK HERE TO ENTER!!!


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Friday, December 1, 2017

What are you doing to #LightTheWorld this Christmas!

Boo and I have already started our Christmas cheer! Boo made her first pumpkin pie and then I helped deliver over a hundred pies to our local Salvation Army in time for their Thanksgiving dinner. It was a a very simple thing but one that hopefully brought a few smiles.

I'm a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My church is promoting the #LightTheWorld campaign again this year. Last year the kids and I followed along. We weren't perfect at doing something everyday but we tried and I think it helped improve the feeling of Christmas. This year I'm going to try and be more diligent. Boo and Captain have already printed off their calendar HERE  I don't believe in recreating the wheel - so I didn't make my own! You can also find all 25 videos HERE.

You can have some fun with some Christmas GIFS HERE.

I am so excited to see the joy this will bring to our family this Christmas season! We are already busy collected stuffed toys and socks to donate! My husband's old office used to participate in the Angel Tree program. However, his new office collects money for donations instead and someone else does the shopping. My kids missed the shopping for our 'Angel Tree Child' this year so purchasing socks and stuffed toys is helping a little. Although I've already been told they miss shopping for a specific child - so I may need to find a way to do that again next year!

How are you planning to #LightTheWorld this Christmas season?


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Magic Stix - Washable Markers Stocking Stuffer - Review and Giveaway

Captain loves to color! You all know we love our KwikStix paint sticks, so when we were approached by the same company to try them Captain w...