Wednesday, May 27, 2015

New Michael W. Smith CD "Sovereign" including the new hit "Sky Spills Over" [Giveaway]

For all you Michael W. Smith fans, he has a new CD out. Sovereign! His favorite song on this CD is "SKY SPILLS OVER."  Below is a video he made singing it. Enjoy!

Here’s a quote from MWS on the video: - "I’m really passionate about the song SKY SPILLS OVER.  It was fun creating it in the studio and I’ve been overwhelmed at the response it gets when we perform it live every night.  My son Ryan is a really talented filmmaker so I always enjoy working with him on a project.  But what made this project even more special was that 3 of my own grandkids were in the video.  This video was a lot of fun to make.  I hope people enjoy it!"

Now you have an opportunity to win your very own CD including SKY SPILLS OVER. 
Begins May 27 & ENDS June 5 @ 12:01 a.m. EDT. 
 Open to USA addresses only. 
Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Take your face skin to a new, Healthy Direction with Trilane® Retinol + Vitamin C moisturizer

I know a lot of folks use specific oils or combinations of oils to cleanse and moisturize their face skin. I've not found that workable for me in the past. However, I've now been introduced to Trilane® Retinol + Vitamin C moisturizer and found it to be an encouragingly effective and workable product for me to use on my face.

This is a very liquid, clear product that dispenses from a pump bottle. It contains a variety of oils along with retinol and vitamin C. It only takes a tiny amount and goes on very smoothly.

After cleaning my face, I apply the Trilane rubbing it into the skin with upward rotating strokes. After it absorbs (mostly), I apply my makeup for the day. Foundation goes on beautifully atop the Trilane. However, if I'm staying home and going without makeup for the day, I have found that the Trilane gives a smooth and glowing look to my skin.

I have found this to be a very pleasant and appealing product. I would encourage my readers to investigate and consider this as one product in their skin care arsenal.

About the Product - The power of retinol without the harshness—Visibly reduce the signs of aging for more luminous, brighter skin

Trilane® Retinol + Vitamin C moisturizer gives you everything original Trilane® Anti-Aging Moisturizer with Squalane offers, plus age-fighting and skin-renewing antioxidants to leave your skin smoother, more even, for a more radiant, youthful glow.

  • Smoothes and evens out skin texture
  • Speeds turnover of skin cells
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Protects your skin from environmental damage
  • Diminishes brown spots
  • Minimizes and unclogs pores
  • Gentle enough for everyday use

You can shop for Trilane here: and if you use the following code, you can receive a 20% reader discount: Reader

DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary product from Healthy Directions to facilitate this review. I received no compensation. Opinions expressed are solely my own.

A Worthy Pursuit by Karen Witemeyer {Giveaway}

     ISBN: 9780764212802
Stone Hammond is the best tracker in Texas. He never comes home empty-handed. So when a wealthy railroad investor hires him to find his abducted granddaughter, Stone eagerly accepts.

Charlotte Atherton, former headmistress of Sullivan's Academy for Exceptional Youths, will do anything to keep her charges safe, especially the little girl entrusted to her care after her mother's death. Charlotte promised Lily's mother she'd keep the girl away from her unscrupulous grandfather, and nothing will stop Charlotte from fulfilling that pledge. Not even the handsome bounty hunter with surprisingly honest eyes who comes looking for them.

When the teacher he's after produces documentation that shows she's the little girl's legal guardian, Stone must reevaluate everything he's been led to believe. Is Miss Atherton villain or victim? She acts more like a loving mother than an abductress, and the children in her care clearly adore her.

Then a new danger threatens, and Charlotte is forced to trust the man sent to destroy her. Stone becomes determined to protect what he once sought to tear apart. Besides, he's ready to start a new pursuit: winning Charlotte's heart.

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Patriots, Redcoats and Spies By Robert J. Skead, with Robert A. Skead Published by Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310748410
About the book: When Revolutionary War Patriot Lamberton Clark is shot by British soldiers while on a mission for the Continental Army, he has only two hopes of getting the secret message he’s carrying to General George Washington: his 14-year-old twin boys John and Ambrose. Upon discovering that their father is a spy in the Culper Spy Ring, the boys accept their mission without a clue about what they may be up against. They set off from Connecticut to New Jersey to find General Washington, but the road to the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army is full of obstacles; including the man who shot their father who is hot on their trail.

In Patriots, Redcoats and Spies, two twin boys are told by their courier father, who has just been shot by a British soldier and is bleeding badly that they must take a very important and secret message to General George Washington.

Together the brothers face horse bandits and Redcoats, but even then they stick together and push on courageously.  Will they be able to get the message to General Washington?  I enjoyed this book immensely.  It is a wonderful book that has true facts, a glossary, and actual letters written by George Washington during his stay in New Jersey.  After a year of experiences at Mount Vernon, I feel that this book is true to George Washington’s character.

This book is jam-packed full of adventure and excitement, which is great for kids who are always looking for more adventure books!  (Reviewed by my granddaughter who is in 5th grade.)

DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy was provided by the BookLook Blogger Review Program on behalf of Zondervan Publishing to facilitate this review. Opinions expressed are those of the reviewer. No compensation was received for this review.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

I've tried the new Snuggles Fresh Spring Flowers fabric softener. Have you?

I've been a Snuggles fan for several decades. Yes, you read that correctly - decades! There are lots of fabric softeners on the market that offer varying degrees of softness for clothes and anti-static qualities as well. Some of them are pricey and premium products, others less so.

Snuggles is a premium product and at the top of my "go to" laundry products!

I remember one of my children telling me (when she was a high school student) that her friends commented on how good her clothes smelled. And it was so true. Our clothes smelled fresh and wonderful.

Snuggles is taking their product a step further with the launch of the new Fresh Spring Flowers. This is fragrance and freshness that lasts and lasts. Just like my memories of using Snuggles so many years last and last.

Another sweet memory from Snuggles is the terrific Snuggles Bear. Frankly, I've lost count of how many of the sweet Snuggles Bears I've gotten for my grand children. They loved them and it wouldn't surprise me if their mommies have tucked away those sweet bear memories (and the tired and worn bears) in a safe spot.

Snuggles is a great product and I am so happy to use it. I received a complimentary bottle of Fresh spring Flowers from Snuggles and am really enjoying it.

Now a little treat for those little ones in your home - a coloring sheet to download. Just CLICK HERE.

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Spark your memory a bit about Fisher Price Little People Play Sets

Remember the Little People Play Sets manufactured by Fisher Price? I do. I remember my children receiving them as their "special" toy at Christmas. We had five children so the toys were usually few and well played with and well shared amongst the five.

What do I remember about these wonderfully creative, playful, educational toys? I remember they were well made. The little people were actually wood. They looked much like the ones sold today, but ours were wooden.

We treasured each and every critter, "person," chair, bed, cow, plow - well you get the gist. We were very careful not to lose them.

We had the School House, the family house, the hospital, the garage, the parking deck, the airplane, the airport, the farm (wonderful barn "mooed" when you closed the doors). Oh these were wonderful.

And you know, now nearly 50 years hence, some are still being played with by my grandchildren. I have grandchild ranging from 4 years to 27 years and they have all taken a spin flying the airplane, running the little cars around our living room, placing the fencing and animals in just the right positions. And ringing that delightful school bell atop the school house.

Yes, Fisher Price toys were the stuff of dreams and imaginations many years ago, and I am sure that today many young children are making delightful memories as they arrange their play sets and let their imaginations soar.

NOTE: I am not affiliated with Fisher Price. This is just a simple bit of a mother's roaming the back alleys of her mind and remembering joyful moments her children brought into her life.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Captain No Beard's adventures include finding A Flag for the Flying Dragon [Review & Giveaway]

Captain No Beard is now dealing with an unhappy crew and the problem of getting an appropriate flag for his ship. Unrest amongst the crew members results from little Zach not having his own job on ship. They try to find something for him, but he interferes and creates a mess. They are unhappy and something needs to be done.

Their solutions are in the form of the team learning to help and get along with each other. And they do find a flag for the ship in an unexpected source.

Bonnie Lemaire continues to illustrate the playful crew of the Flying Dragon with her signature watercolors.

Begins May 19 & ENDS June 5 @ 12:01 a.m. EDT. 
 Open to USA addresses only. 
Disclosure: A complimentary copy was provided by the author to facilitate this review. Opinions are those of the reviewer and no compensation was received for this review.