Monday, November 28, 2016

Restoring Christmas by Cynthia Ruchti

29434894Restoring Christmas by Cynthia Ruchti

Ariana Blake has one chance to land her own show on the Home Project Network and nothing—not an uncooperative client, a job site without indoor plumbing, or a challenging videographer—is going to stand in her way. Elsie, at seventy-plus, is far from the ideal client, but she knows exactly what she wants her fieldstone house to look like, and no designer can tell her otherwise. Gabe Langley, the man with the camera, is caught in the middle and it is his wisdom and warmth that just may be the bridge that will bring these two women together. Can they restore more than just a house and bring about special, almost lost forever Christmas memories?

My Thoughts:

First, I love Christmas books, so I was super excited to read this book! Second, can I just highly recommend this book? This book is so great! I loved the the characters, the plot and I couldn't think of a better way to get in the Christmas spirit. If you've been trying to find your Christmas Spirit or are looking for that Fiction book this year, I highly recommend "Restoring Christmas" by Cynthia Ruchti.

Gabe was my favorite character in the story because of his personality, but I felt like he has such a heavy load to carry. Also, I loved the way we got to go on a journey with Alexis, her Tv show and how she goes to fix up this farmhouse. I just loved this book! Overall, this book is just wonderful and I don't want to give it away. 

Pick up this book! You will be glad you did! I give this book 5/5 stars. We all could use restoration at Christmas in our lives. This book will help you find it in your own life.

I received this book free from the publisher and  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

Sunday, November 27, 2016

The Best Christmas Gift Ever by Melinda L. R. Rumbaugh

29434901 About The Best Christmast Gift Ever:

In this festive VeggieTales book, the Veggies are celebrating Christmas—decorating the tree, singing carols, and exchanging gifts. But in the middle of all the activity—though it’s so much fun to give and receive presents—the Veggies all know that the greatest gift of all was God’s gift of Jesus, his Son. Children will love the colorful art featuring their favorite Veggie friends. Parents can use this book to introduce little ones to Jesus’ birth as the reason we rejoice at Christmastime.

My Thoughts:

Your favorite cucumber and tomato are bringing Christmas to a whole new level! Grab "The Best Christmas Gift Ever" and sit down to enjoy the Veggie Tales as they bring on Christmas. I love how this book allows the reader to remember that Jesus is the reason for the season, while having the fun in the festivities of singing carols, wrapping presents and decorating the tree. 

This book is a small, board book that is perfect for tiny hands age 2-6 years, with beautiful illustrations that have full colors that engage the readers. 

Overall, I think the best part of this book is that it gives the true meaning behind Christmas, which is Jesus and I think that is rare for many books now, which is great for little ones. I give this book 5/5 stars! 

I received this book free from the publisher and  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255


Saturday, November 26, 2016

Love One Another by Mike Berenstain

29434866Love One Another by Mike Berenstain

Stan and Jan Berenstain launched the Berenstain Bears books in 1962 with The Big Honey Hunt. Since that time, more than 400 Berenstain Bears books have been published, making it one of the best-selling children’s series ever. Today, Mike Berenstain continues his parents’ tradition. In The Berenstain Bears Love One Another, the cubs are helping Mama make berry muffins for a neighbor. When the cubs ask why they can’t have the muffins, Mama reminds them that when we love one another, we find ways to help each other. The short, simple story and well-loved characters provide toddlers with a perfect introduction to the concept of showing love and kindness.

My Thoughts:

In the newest book by the Berenstain Bears, Love One Another this book addresses the topic of showing kindness in simple way for toddlers in an engaging and loving way.

This book is a board book, which is the perfect size for parents and children. It is perfect to throw in a bag  or to bring in the car. The artwork is very lively, colorful and engaging. It really allows children to fully engage in each page as they look at the artwork. 

I love that the main theme of this book is kindness, which is shown through out this book in different situations, but also we see that Brother and Sister Bear have respect for their parents, which is done in a not in your face kind of way, which I appreciate. 

This book is one that will sure make your children giggle, smile and provide great social skills for years to come. This is definitely one that you want to purchase!  I give this book a 5/5 star review. 

I received this book free from the publisher and  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

Friday, November 25, 2016

A Very Blessed Christmas Coloring Book by Robin Mead


A Very Blessed Christmas Coloring Book by Robin Mead 

Color your way to a meaningful holiday season with A VERY BLESSED CHRISTMAS COLORING BOOK.

There is no better way to get into the full spirit of the holiday season than by coloring more than 85 uplifting illustrations in this special volume: frosty winter scenes, carolers in the snow, trees trimmed in nostalgic trappings, ornate churches, angels, nativities--all reminiscent of cozy moments with family and friends and the sweetest, simplest blessings of the holidays. Each artist can rejoice with a grateful heart and be reminded of the ultimate gift God gave the world. Also included are illustrated Scripture verses and fun, holiday craft cutouts that everyone can use to create their own ornaments, Christmas cards, gift tags, and more!

My Thoughts:

If you are like me, you can find a coloring book just about anywhere now. However, I have become quite picky. Since we have gotten into the Christmas Season, I found the perfect Christmas coloring book that incorporates a fundamental cornerstone in my faith, which is the birth of Christ, who is in my opinion, the reason for the season. 

What I love about "A Very Blessed Christmas" is the fact that it brings scripture into coloring, while allowing me to color in a relaxed quite moment. I love the pictures and how big they are. I don't like to color small coloring books, with lots of detail. I find it be quite intimating, so this book is perfect.  

Additionally, this book has a section for Christmas crafts such as cutouts to make ornaments, bookmarks or even gift tags. I love that this coloring book is unique and is perfect for everyone. It is inspirational, filled with beautiful pictures of angels, snowflakes, trees, stocking, nativity and so much more! You will love this book! 

This coloring book has great paper that is thick. I used colored pencils. I give this book a 5/5 stars. 

I received A Very Blessed Christmas Coloring Book compliments of Faith Words, a division of Hachette Book Groups for my honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation, aside for a free copy of the book, in exchange for my unbiased and personal opinion.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

To Joey, With Love

DVD ArtworkTo Joey, With Love

Husband-and-wife singing duo Joey+Rory wanted more to life … so they chose less. 
Experience the incredible true story of Joey and Rory Feek, intimately filmed by the couple over two and a half years. The documentary follows the Feeks from the birth of their daughter Indiana, born with Down Syndrome, through Joey's struggle with and ultimate surrender to cancer - all amidst their never-ending hope in something far greater. God gave Joey+Rory a love story for the ages, one that is sure to inspire hope and faith in all who experience it.

My Thoughts:
This incredible life and story is more than just a movie. This is a faithful testimony that only God could write. One that would call Rory to be a faithful husband, servant and cheerleader as Joey would battle Cancer. Not only does their story of faithfulness to God endure every season of their marriage, they give birth to a wonderful little girl named, Indiana. This movie is a story of faith, hope, marriage, family and only one that God could write. It helps the viewer believe in a greater story that we all get to be a part of. You will laugh, you will cry and you will sure feel like you're apart of the Feek Family. You'll grow more in love with a beautiful story that only God would write. This isn't just a movie, but a life that God wrote and it is beautiful. So, while I love this movie, I recognize that these are people, not just characters acting in a movie. This is a true story and it will help you put your life in perspective as you cheerlead on Rory and Indy for the journey that the Feek family is now taking on. I had the opportunity to review this movie. I give this movie a 5/5 star review. It was beautiful, noteworthy and worth every single minute of your time. Don't miss the opportunity to view this extraordinary movie of faith, hope and love.  
To pre-order this film, head here!  It releases December 20, 2016! Right in time for Christmas!