God Bless Our Country {Review}

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God Bless our Country is the sweetest little board book

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unnamed-12Each page throughout the book has fun rhyming text with sweet little animals acting out the text. Each page has different animal families or different groups of animals beautiful illustrated our favorites are the raccoon family, the chipmunk family, the beaver family, the otter family and the cougar family.

God Bless our Country mainly focuses on summer months and all kinds of fun summer activities such as camping, swimming, picnicking and fireworks, my kids loved this because summer is their favorite time of year!

I especially love the last page of the book!

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I feel like it really captures the blessing that God has given us and our children!

We have been enjoying this book as a family and will for years to come! I think God Bless our Country would make a very sweet birthday gift especially to a little one who has a birthday in the summer. God Bless our Country would also make a great addition to any home library and for sure perfect for Grandmas house {my mom lives on the lake so this is perfect!!}

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Brave Girls: Beautiful You 90 Day Devotional Review {Giveaway!}

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I recently had the privilege of reviewing another awesome Brave Girls 90 day devotional, this is the 3rd one in the series and is called “Brave Girls: Beautiful You

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The brave girls are a HUGE favorite in our house! My daughter absolutely adores the “Brave Girl Bible stories” book and wears her Brave Girls shirt almost every single day! She has also loved the other two 90 day devotionals, “Brave Girls: Better Than Perfect” and “Brave Girls: Faithful Friends” Since we know and love entire Tommy Nelson Brave Girl series I knew to expect something great and I was right!

This wonderful devo takes your daughter through the 90 days with writings from three of the brave girls Hope, Glory and Gracie (I absolutely love this aspect because it makes it seem so much more personal for the little girl reading it or having it read to her.)

During the 90 days this book strives to show girls that our beauty comes from within and God made us just the way that we are and we are perfect in his eyes. As a mother I want my daughter to be comfortable in her own skin and to know exactly that, that God created her just the way she is!

The Devo is broken into six sections:

  • Beautiful Basics:
    Showing us that yes we are all flawed but we are beautiful because of who made us!
  • Radiant Reflections:
    Shows us we are sinners but God loves us despite that and will keep helping us fight future temptation!
  • Works of Beauty:
    Shows us we are truly beautiful when we love and help others and have a kind Christ like spirit!
  • Beautifully Clothed:
    Show us that God can change us when we take off our old wardrobe {life without Christ} and embrace him our new wardrobe {life with Christ}!
  • Kingdom Fitness:
    This reminds us that our bodies are a holy temple for the Lord and should be treated that way!
  • Creative Beauty:
    Shows us that we are uniquely and beautifully made the way God wants us to be!

“Learn how Special God thinks you are and how you can be bold, brave and Be-you-tiful!” – {from the back cover}

As with all of the devotionals in the brave girl series each day has a bible verse, a 1 or 2 paragraph devotion and ends with a sweet little prayer.  We have absolutely love this book in our house!

This is a wonderful Devotional that I highly recommend Brave Girls: Beautiful You to anyone with a daughter/granddaughter age 6 to teen!

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Fall Harvest Celebration Giveaway!

Fall Harvest Celebration
Fall is in full swing and I love it! Fall is my most favorite time of year, being surrounded by beautiful color changing trees, pumpkins, corn mazes, and the coziness of an evening fire is music to my ears and comfort to my heart! For our family there is nothing quite like cuddling under a blanket in front of the fire-place with hot cocoa in hand while reading fun books! It’s a seasonal tradition for our family!
Are you wanting to add to your book shelf? Well, guess what?! Right now Tommy Nelson has some really great children’s books on sale right now showcasing the beautiful fall harvest season. Now is the time to stock up! Visit the FaithGateway online store and have a look at these wonderful books!
 

I’m so excited to have partnered with Tommy Nelson once again! One lucky reader with win a copy of Good Night, Little Pumpkin The Pumpkin Patch Parable AND A Pumpkin Prayer How about that?!

 Good Night, Little Pumpkin:

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Beautifully illustrated by Claire Keay! Follow along as Sleepy little Milo, in his oversized pumpkin costume, is making the rounds at the harvest party with his friends. It’s time to go home, but he wants to enjoy every game at the fall fair before the night is over! Crunching leaves, crisp breezes, mountains of sweets—celebrate the abundance of the harvest season through this bedtime book for children. Charming illustrations and a sweet story are perfect for young hearts.

This is a great alternative to scary books, this fun harvest-themed book is sure to be a perennial favorite.

The Pumpkin Patch Parable:

Timeless story about God’s love for His children.

Written by Liz Curtis Higgs this charming story for children illustrates how a loving farmer can turn a simple pumpkin into a simply glorious sight. In the same way, God’s transforming love can fill each of our hearts with joy and light. Beautifully created as a way to share the Good News with her own precious children each harvest season . . . and now with children everywhere.

A Pumpkin Prayer:

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Little ones will delight in the wonders of this special time of year and learn to be thankful to God for His blessings.

Colorful pumpkins, crunching leaves, crisp breezes—celebrate the abundance of the harvest season through charming illustrations and sweet rhymes that are perfect for young hearts. Families will want to look for other titles in the new Time to Pray series including An “I Love You” Prayer.

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Brave Girls Bible Stories {Review & Giveaway}

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I have got a treat for you! Let me introduce you to Tommy Nelson’s new book called Brave Girls!!

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Do you have a daughter? Yes? Then Brave Girls is for you! We want our daughters to learn from a very young age to live bravely and boldly in their faith! Our precious little girls need to know that God created them for a special purpose! I want my daughter to know that she is a gift from God and I know you do too!

When I received my package with Brave Girls in it my daughter was sitting next to me when I opened it and from that moment she is carried around this book, looked at the pictures, had me read every single story to her and even slept with this book! She loves it so much! She loves the fact that this is focused on girls, having brothers she is used to hearing all about Sampson, Joshua,  David and  Noah Brave Girls is totally different and we couldn’t be more thrilled!!!

Who are the Brave Girls? They are five adorable girls with different personalities, who take us through a journey of the wonderful women of the bible!

Meet the Brave Girls:

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Faith Glory Gracie Honor Hope

Want to find out which Brave girl your daughter is most like? Take the Quiz NOW!  My Daughter was a 50/50 Hope and Glory…I was Faith 🙂

These adorable girls introduce us to 30 different women of the Bible and help us learn about their character and how God created them for a purpose and used them for his glory!

Who are the women of the bible that you’ll find in Brave Girls?

Here are a few!

  • Sarah
  • Rebekah
  • Shiphrah, Puah, Jochebed & Miriam
  • Rahab
  • Esther
  • Huldah
  • Elizabeth
  • Mary
  • Mary & Martha
  • The Bleeding Woman
  • Rhoda
  • Lydia
  • Tabitha

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Each story opens with the name of the woman, women or title {ex. The Bleeding Woman} of what the story is going to be about, then a title and a corresponding Bible verse. Each story is between 1 to 6 pages and ends with a thought from one of the Brave Girls then closes with a prayer!

From the moment I open this book I was totally and completely in love with it, not only is it illustrated unbelievably beautiful but the front cover is bright and engaging with beautiful illustrations that my daughter is absolutely in love with! Brave Girls is so much more than just a pretty book, it’s jam-packed full with over 200 pages of encouraging, brave and strong women of the Bible helping our daughters become brave & strong women!

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Something that I LOVE about Brave Girls is that your girls learn about women of the bible that are not talked about a lot…especially to children.

Like, The Bleeding Woman (page 153) this is not a commonly discussed (with little girls) woman of the bible. But she should be in my opinion, this woman had been suffering for 12 years, ostracized, and sad. Brave Girls presents it in a way that helps young girls understand that God has a plan for EVERY SINGLE one of us, as well as teaching compassion towards others…no matter what they’re going through!

The story of the bleeding woman is titled “Healing Touch” taken from Mark 5:24–34

Come to me, all of you who are tired and have heavy load. I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28

God, you are the only one who can heal us when our bodies are sick and when our hearts are worried and sad. Thank you! Amen.

But it’s not just the story of the bleeding woman, every single story in this book is presented in such a beautiful way for even your youngest daughter to understand and I love that! Teaching these little ladies no matter what the situation is, God can do anything and God can use anyone, take Rehab for instants!IMG_4710

God created all of our daughters for a purpose and Brave Girls teaches that God loves them and wants all girls to live their lives fulfilling his purpose!

If you have a little girl this is a book that you for sure want to have on your bookshelf!

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God’s Little Princess Holy Bible NKJV {Review & Giveaway}

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I remember when I was a little girl and I got my first Bible I remember being able to pick from Black brown white or pink of course I selected pink!

IMG_5268Wow Bibles have come along way for little girls take for instance this beautiful Bible that I’m sharing with you today God’s Little Princess Holy Bible I mean just have a look at this cover it sparkly and pink and has a princess crown I mean what little girl wouldn’t love this? I know my daughter does!

This beautiful little Bible is a New King James Version with more than 200 princess prayers devotion and Bible studies by the amazingly wonderful Sheila Walsh!

One thing that you’ll notice about the Bible is the pages are playing with stars and princess crowns how cute is that?

Open your Bible and you will find a letter dear Princess to your little girl!!

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There’s an index of articles including

  • Messing Up Royally {Bad Apple}
  • Princesses of Promise
  • Miracles in Egypt
  • Little Princess Rules
  • My Dad is Bigger
  • Royal Roots
  • Royal Guard
  • Princess Prayers
  • Sparkling Tiaras

And so many more!

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Throughout the Bible you will find different sections including:

  • Bible Jewels
  • Regal Relationships
  • Kingdom Living
  • Royal Heroes

One of our favorite Regal Relationships is found on {page 439 in the book of Psalms}

Royal route Psalm one “Have you ever watch the trees in the middle of the storm? Through the bend and this way, the roots buried deep in the ground anchor them and keep them standing strong. Someone tells us that we, as gods princesses, need to be like trees with strong roots. We need to grow deepen our understanding of God, his word, and his ways. This will enable us to stand strong against the bad things in this world. We grow deeper roots as we begin to trust God’s goodness and love towards us. God promises that at the right time, he will produce the fruit in our lives that will help others come to know him too. So learn and grow and stand tall in God’s love!

Wow right? I am so impressed with his Bible it is put together in such a fun and beautiful way!

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More than anything I am absolutely in love with the fact that this Bible is not a paraphrase Bible my husband and I are not big on paraphrased bibles, if we do get a paraphrased Bible like a children’s storybook, we always open up our Bible and read the actual biblical text giving them strong understanding of God’s word and what the Bible says!

God’s Little Princess Holy Bible is just a win-win in our home!

Do you have a little girl that maybe is going to be getting baptized or a birthday or maybe even Christmas this would make a beautiful special gift for the little girl in your life!

I absolutely recommend this if you have a little princess in your life this is a perfect addition to her very own library and to her faith!

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It Will Be Okay by Lysa TerKeurst {Review & Giveaway}

TNM Growing up can be scary but no matter what we have to grow up whether we like it or not. And I don’t know about you but I am not a huge fan of change I like things to stay the same I don’t like change. IMG_5279 Introducing “It Will Be Okay: Trusting God through Fear and Change” by the always amazing Lysa TerKeurst and illustrated by Natalia Moore. It Will Be Okay is one of the sweetest books that I have read in a long time! It will help teach our children from early age that in the midst of scary circumstances they don’t have to be afraid! Not only was it a comfort to my children but it was also a comfort to me! You see, last week it very close family friend…my mom’s best friend suddenly died. Both my mom and I have really struggled with “why” it’s been really difficult. We know she isn’t suffering anymore and for that we are praising God…but we don’t want her to be gone. Now, who would have thought that this children’s book would have brought me such comfort!? IMG_4704It Will Be Okay follow along as Little Seed and Little Fox face fears big changes and new things…all things that they don’t like! When you open up this beautifully illustrated book you’ll find a letter entitled “hi friend” You will also find quote scriptures to memorize with your kids” including

  • Philippians 4:6
  • Romans 8:28
  • Genesis 28:15
  • Zephaniah 3:17
  • Jeremiah 29:11
  • Psalm 18:1–2

From there the story begins “in a dusty shed on the rickety shelf hidden in a cozy packet with the tiny seed

In It Will Really Be Okay you meet two precious characters Little Seed and Little Fox! Both of them going through things that make them afraid, from there they’re unlikely friendship with each other begins. When it’s time for little seed to be planted Little Seed thinks “oh no please no I don’t want to go” Little Seed is afraid to be planted because it seem so scary but the farmer tells him “it will be okay you can trust me”  Then just like that Little Fox’ best friend is gone and he’s afraid to be alone. IMG_5289Little Fox stayed by little seed night after night and day after day. He was scared and lonely too” This book is so sweet and I just love it so much and I’m not gonna lie it has made me cry every time I have read it to my children. This precious book closes with: IMG_5275

I highly recommend it to you and your family!

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Book Review – Hermie & Friends: A Bug Collection DVD Box Set

Hermie & Friends: A Bug Collection DVD Box Set
Some grumpy bees, silly ladybugs and a non-praying mantis . . . all from the best-loved Max Lucado’s Hermie & Friends® series!

Buzby and the Grumblebees—it’s about bee-having.

Haily & Bailey’s Silly Fight—it’s about getting along.

Milo, the Mantis Who Wouldn’t Pray—it’s about prayer.

Enjoy the voice talents of Tim Conway, Melissa Disney, Richard Kind, and Sam Mercurio at their very best in this one-of-a-kind box set.

A Bug Collection, Hermie & Friends, 3 Complete DVDs. Including: Buzby and the Grumblebees—it’s about bee-having. Haily & Bailey’s Silly Fight—it’s about getting along. and Milo, the Mantis Who Wouldn’t Pray—it’s about prayer. The DVD’s are great way for young children to learn about prayer, good behavior, and getting along with others. These three DVDs are set up using an outstanding lesson plan as a model.

What’s not to love? Bright, Fun and colorful characters, the fact that they are worms, bees, ladybugs and other insects is a HUGE plus in our home, coupled with biblical teaching, and Max Lucado’s story telling, make this series of Hermie and Friends an excellent choice for kids of all ages, my 6 years old thoroughly enjoyed them. During Haily & Bailey’s Silly Fight, I could hear him interacting with the fighting sisters. At one point they tell Hermie, “We’re sister’s, We don’t fight” to that my son responded “Brothers and sisters fight, but that doesn’t mean they don’t love each other.”

Hermie & Friends: A Bug Collection DVD Box Set is wonderful choice for a family to enjoy together and then talk about afterwards. Even the twins (18 months) enjoyed the set. They like dancing to the songs!

I would definitely recommend these to family and friends!

* Please note that I was given this book by the Publisher in exchange for a honest review. This review is 100% my own. Want to review book on your blog? Visit BookSneeze and find out how!