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Brain Challenge Puzzles *Giveaway*

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Puzzles are fun! They are awesome for those long road trips when you are going on Summer Vacation! Keep the kids, and you, busy while in the car! Check these out! The Complete Idiot's Guide To Picture Puzzles Vol. 2 by Alpha Books
About The Book: A puzzle book that challenges minds of all ages. People love puzzles and games. It's not a recent phenomenon, although lately an intense and growing interest in both Sudoku and Poker has emerged. Now picture puzzles are hot, and who better to put out a fun book of picture puzzles than the Complete Idiot's Guide series? In The Complete Idiot's Guide to Picture Puzzles, Vol. 2 readers will find: •Full-color picture puzzles for all levels and ranges of ability •Pictures appropriate for all ages •Whacky, funny, silly, whimsical, and oddball pictures •An easy-to-use answer key.
About The Author: The Editors and Designers of Alpha Books are uniquely suited to the task of producing The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Picture Puzzles, Volume …

YooHoo & Friends

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YooHoo & Friends was first introduced to the marketplace by Aurora World Inc. in 2006 as a line of plush animals. The YooHoo & Friends characters feature big eyes, long, fluffy tails and are based on animals (many endangered) from around the world. The YooHoo & Friends 2D animated cartoon series stars rap legend Flavor Flav. YooHoo & Friends live in the virtual world Yootopia - visit them today at www.yoohoofriends.com to play games, raise YooHoo & Friends, and watch previews of the upcoming YooHoo & Friends animation series. Collect all the YooHoo & Friends today! Aurora has sold more than 14 million pieces. New for 2012: a colors of the rainbow assortment, eight new YooHoo & Friends "WannaBes," - including jungle and domestic/barnyard stuffed toys - including a giraffe, elephant, lion, tiger, horse, cow, cat and dog. 
We recieved Lemmee The Lemur. He is cute and cuddly, and Callan just loves him! I think we are going to have collect all the L…

L'Bri Skin Care

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L'BRI Pure n Natural markets skin care, nutritional, and beauty products from its offices in Mukwonago, Wisconsin through a national network of several thousand independent sales Consultants. Throughout the world, the gentle butterfly symbolizes the joy of life, the desire for happiness, and the search for beauty. When a butterfly opens and stretches its wings for the first time and then takes flight, its a miraculous moment. That is why L'BRI selected the butterfly as its company symbol. I recieved the Essentials Set. This Set includes Cleanser, Freshener, and Moisturizer for your skin type, Exfoliating Facial & Body Scrub, Smooth n' Firm Eye Repair Gel, Enzyme Peel, Maxifirm and Time Erase. Deep Pore Cleanser: A deep cleansing, water-soluble gel enriched with Aloe Vera Barbadensis, Vitamins A, C, E and Natural Botanical Extracts. Removes all traces of make-up, pore clogging oils and environmental pollutants from the skin. Helps control breakouts and blemishes. Deep …

Foto Fun Friday - Cats

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Need You Now

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Need You Now by Beth Wiseman 
About The Book:  When big-city life threatens the safety of one of their children, Brad and Darlene Henderson move with their three teenagers from Houston to the tiny town of Round Top, Texas. Adjusting to small-town life is difficult for the kids, especially fifteen-year-old Grace who is coping in a dangerous way. Married life hasn't always been bliss, but their strong faith has carried Brad and Darlene through the difficult times. When Darlene takes a job outside the home for the first time in their marriage, the domestic tension rises. While working with special needs children at her new job, the widowed father of one of the students starts paying more attention to Darlene than is appropriate. Problem is, she feels like someone is listening to her for the first time in a long time. If Darlene ever needed God . . . it's now. 
My Thoughts: This book is full of a little bit of everything! But what really gets to you is the suspense. You turn each …

Lady Day - CEB Bible *Giveaway*

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Once cannot help noticing the proximity of the quarter days to significant solar events. The winter solstice, the spring equinox (Lady Day), the summer solstice and the autumnal equinox. However, the relationship is not precise because the quarter days are on fixed dates, 4 or 5 days after the more precise solar event. It's as though our ancient ancestors waited a few days to be sure, and then celebrated the solstice or equinox with a quarter day.
In myths described in the Mabinogion Welsh folk tales, Lady Day celebrates the union between the spring Virgin Goddess and the young solar God.
Luke 35-38 "The angel replied, “The Holy Spirit will come over you and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore, the one who is to be born will be holy. He will be called God’s Son. 36 Look, even in her old age, your relative Elizabeth has conceived a son. This woman who was labeled ‘unable to conceive’ is now six months pregnant. 37 Nothing is impossible for God.” 38 Then …

Sammy Knows It All

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Sammy Knows It All by Dave Custance 
About The Book: "David Custance’s memoir not only tells the unbelievable journey of his sister’s resilience toward adversity, but it acts as a reminder of how precious life truly is. Told with warmth and humor, Sammy Knows It All lays bare the strength found in love, family and most of all hope. Wendy’s life is far from over, but what we can gleam from her now is the understanding that no matter how unfair the world may seem, we must keep on singing! This book is a marvelously powerful and inspirational read." - Tony Foster "Dave Custance in person is the kind of man who stands back in a crowd and watches. Little did I know that this trait would turn into a great story about one of the loves in his life, his sister Wendy. Dave has the ability to surprise without drawing attention to the superfluous, delight and enlighten the reader with the amazing story of Wendy; laughing and living her life out loud. Dave's writing style feels mu…

US Military Regulations iPhone App *Giveaway* 3 Winners

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Lt. Josh Patterson is a Field Artillery Specialist for the US Army’s Special Projects division and the man behind this app. Lt. Patterson’s job requires frequent use of the regulations handbook, and he realized that he could finish his projects much faster if there was an easier way to access those regulations. With smart phones soon to become standard issue, he turned to the App Incubator to see his idea through.
All Handbooks in one Military Regulations are a crucial component to the job of every soldier. The US Military Regulations iPhone app condenses the regulations handbooks of every US Military branch into a single comprehensive mobile library.
Each digital handbook delivers virtually everything you’ll find in the standard printed version, and gives you instant access to many documents, articles, publications, forms and field manuals you'd need.
Fast and Efficient Access Forget the hassle of sifting through your bulky regulations handbook. The US Military Regulations app conform…

Summer Fashions Event

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We're having a Summer Fashions Event on this blog for the entire month of May AND June!!! We will be featuring really great items to include: Summer clothing for men, women, and children, shoes, sandals, beachwear, beach towels, cosmetics, hair care for summer, etc. It's going to be fantastic! If any sponsors want to get involved, email me callansparents@yahoo.com. Also if anyone wants to team up and do this event on your blog, let me know! Wanna write a guest post for this event? We can do that too! Contact me! This is going to be a really great. Stay tuned!!!

Family devotions for Easter? There's an app for that!

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EasterHunt is an interactive family devotional app for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. EasterHunt is designed to help parents lead their children to the Gospel by using simple games and devotionals. EasterHunt works by allowing the child to play a game where he or she must find and then open an egg to receive a "treasure". The treasure that pops out of the egg is a children's illustration that gives a visual theme for the devotional for that day. Then you, the parent, can take over and guide your child's heart by reading the devotional as your child listens. Our hope is that parents will use this app to take time to connect with their children in a fun, but meaningful way this Easter.
EasterHunt is designed to be used as a tool to engage your children in the story of Easter, but the key is that you, the parent are always in control. All the games are designed so a four year old can play them, and yet the games are engaging enough to be played over and over again, ev…

Spring Break

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We are going on Spring Break this week, so posts might be few and far between. I will try to get some stuff set up, but if I don't make it, don't give up on me! I'll be here full force when I get back! Happy Spring Everyone!

A Perfect Pet For Peyton *Giveaway*

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A Perfect Pet For Peyton by Gary Chapman
About The Book: This wonderfully imaginative children’s hardcover book by bestselling authors Gary Chapman and Rick Osborne, featuring four-color illustrations (with hidden details!) by Wilson Williams, Jr., will help children learn the importance of love. Based on Gary’s highly successful The 5 Love Languages, A Perfect Pet for Peyton tells an entertaining and playful story of five children who each, with the help of Mr. Chapman and the unique pets at his special emporium, discover their own personal love language. Children and parents alike will experience firsthand the power of the love languages as they cuddle up and spend precious time together reading this book over and over again. FREE interactive APP with in-book experience COMING SOON to the App Store. Enter your email below or click here to be notified when the app goes live!
My Thoughts: I really really enjoyed this book, and loved reading it with Callan. It took us a few nights, since i…

Best Kids Activities for Families Traveling in Spain

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Spain is one of the most family-friendly countries in Europe. The Spanish include their kids in everything from street festivals and religious celebrations to family events and late-night dinner parties. It’s perfectly normal to see young children late at night eating with parents in a bodega or hanging out at an outdoor bar. This may seem odd for the first-time visitor to Spain but it’s common, particularly in summertime and for good reason. Remember that in summertime the kids are off from school and sleep for much of the day. For the very young and the very old, the Siesta rule is obligatory. Plus, as the evenings are longer and cooler, it’s actually more pleasant for the kids to be able to be out and about at a late hour.
If you’re traveling to Spain with young kids, this makes life much easier. For example, it’s not necessary to worry about going to restaurants where your kids might not be welcome. With the exception of upmarket hotels, the kids will pretty much be welcome everyw…

Reading with, Not to, Your Child

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Reading a book to your child is a great way to help your child learn. Sometimes, though, simply reading the words on the page may not be stimulating enough. Some of the time your child might be perfectly content to sit and listen; on other days, he may not be able to keep one foot still! Do not fret. Your child can get his learning and keep his energy at a high level, too! The trick is to read with your child. Start with the old standby - reading. Once the story has begun to unfold, ask your child some questions before moving onto the next page. Use questions that will encourage interaction. For example: * Point to some of the pictures on the page and see if your child can describe what the illustrations show. Is the main character revealed on the first page? Can you tell where the story takes place? Is it daytime or nighttime as the story begins? Do you think it will be the same at the end of the story? (And no peeking ahead is allowed!) * Have your child try to reason how a picture o…

Four Tips To Improve Your Listening Skills

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“Are you listening to me?” Has someone ever asked you that question? Or maybe that thought pierced your heart and mind, as you felt the sting of someone else ignoring or rejecting you?
Consider these four ways to improve your listening skills.
*Resolve to be quick to listen. Many times, people who come to us for help, just need for us to listen. James 1:19 offers this advice, "Understand this…You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry." (NLT). *Decide to be available. Jesus gives us an example of a wise counselor who made Himself available to listen. “The apostles returned to Jesus from their ministry tour and told him all they had done and taught.” (Matt. 6:30). *Desire a discerning heart. Not only does Jesus listen, He discerned the needs of others. When His disciples came to Him after their ministry tour, Jesus observes their need for solitude and rest: “Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile.” (ibid.). *Choose to be quiet…

Spring Has Sprung

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Now that Spring is officially here, it is time to start relaxing and take time for yourself! I know that I for one need to relax and get rid of the last of my cabin fever. I've been so busy and tense these last few months that I deserve a massage! And Hubby is willing to give me one! He loves the Bwarm Massage Candle, because it is so easy for him to use, no complicated lotions or oils. The Bwarm is a scented massage candle that smells great, yet isn’t overpowering. It comes in rose, fig leaf, and amber amore. The modern flexible holder allows the warm wax to easily be poured onto the skin. It massages in very nicely and leaves a light scent and your skin feeling amazing.
I love to go for walks, especially when it is nice out. Trees are budding, birds are chirping, it is nice. But after chapped lips from winter, I need a lip balm that can carry over into the Spring and Summer as well. So I like to use Organic Lip Balm. To keep your lips looking and feeling healthy, this lip balm was …