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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Girls Can't What? Review!

 Girls Can Do Anything!
 
 


Oh my goodness!!  How cute is this?  Not to mention that this is a great way to build up your little girl's confidence. Sissy wanted the sweatshirt and then she picked out the emblem on the front that says, "Girls can't what?"  The girl in the picture is standing on a globe.








When Sissy saw all of the different kinds of shirts and all of the different colors she picked this one! There are so many different logos talking about how great girls are. These shirts help promote how girls are strong and are able to do anything they want to.
There are hobbies, music, sports and more. They can be put on mugs, hats, keychains and lots of other things.
Here are some of them that you can choose from and put your own touch on;
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Sports Gifts for Girls
 
There are mugs, tote bags, t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and a lot more to choose from.
There are also a lot of different themes to choose from. The process of picking out what you want is very easy and fast. The only problem you will have is deciding which item you want! 
 
 
 Music Gifts for Girls
This is a website that shows girls that they can do anything they put their mind to.
Girls Can't WHAT? is dedicated to inspiring and challenging girls of all ages to break through stereotypes and do what they love. This site contains amazing stories, tips for achieving your goals and a shop with inspiring gifts for girls of all ages. When someone says you can't because you're a girl… say Girls Can't WHAT? and go change the world!
Girls Can't WHAT? believes the key to making our world a better place is to empower women. 20% of all Girls Can't WHAT? profits are donated to help women all over the globe build businesses, expand their education and improve their lives.
I was given a product in exchange a review.  All opinions are 100% my own.

Red, White and Blue Giveaway Hop!!!

What better way to celebrate the Land of the Free than Free Giveaways!?
Welcome to the Red, White, and Blue Event hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network.  We're celebrating Independence Day with a bang - an Event full of giveaways!  Each giveaway is either patriotic, made in the USA, OR color themed!  So, be sure to hop around and see the fun, unique prizes at every blog!

I am giving away patriotic red white and blue paper plates, red plastic silverware, red balloons, red linen napkins, red white and blue centerpiece, red white and blue cupcake liners with American flag picks, red white and blue garland, cookbook called Ashe County Favorites, and The Best of Country Cooking 1999, both never read. Don't forget to enter Mommy's little sister's blog  http://dealsharingaunt.blogspot.com


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Hot Summer Nights Giveaway Hop!



Cheap Is The New Classy is hosting this great Giveaway! To follow on twitter check out Hashtag #summernights
I am giving away 
2 great hardcover books Dark Peril and Dark Curse by Christine Feehan, red hot nailpolish, red hot lipstick and a bottle of Bath and Body Works Pleasures  Sweet Pea shower gel ,   don't forget to enter Mommy's little sister at http://dealsharingaunt.blogspot.com   Good Luck


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Summer Circus Giveaway HOP ! Peanuts is my Theme!


This is an awesome idea. The great lady over at Coffee and Characters  set this up. My Daugther talked me into signing up, and we had a lot of fun picking out themes. My other daughters even helped!  Summer Circus is the title and each participant had to come up with a theme that fit. I picked



I am giving away   stuff related to elephants, an elephant statue, elephant pillows, a cookbook called At Home CafĂ© by Helen DeFrance and Leslie Carpenter which is a book that has kids notes with each recipe, and guess what else....peanuts and nuts!!  Don't forget to enter all of the other giveaways especially Mommy's little sister  http://dealsharingaunt.blogspot.com  Good Luck!


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The Assumption of Guilt by Amanda Tru Book Review

      This is a another great book by Amanda Tru. Everything that she writes is wonderful and I love to read all of them. The Assumption of Guilt  can be read very quickly and I was happy because I was unable to put it down until I finished it.
     Poor Sophie James has decided to go to a party. While she is there a huge theft occurs. Everyone seems to think that Sophie is the guilty one. Sophie has never been in trouble before so she thinks that everyone will believe her when she tells them that she is innocent. Guess what? They all are having trouble being convinced.
    A great novel of suspense along with some romance. Will Sophie be able to prove she is innocent?  I give this book a 5/5. I was given this book by the author and all opinions are 100% my own.

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Adoring Addie by Leslie Gould A Book Review


About

Not Since Romeo and Juliet Has a Couple Faced Odds This Long

The Cramers and Mosiers have been angry with each other for as long as anyone can remember. Things had cooled to a simmer...until Addie Cramer and Jonathan Mosier fell head over heels for each other. Now old tensions are renewed, and Addie's parents insist she marry stolid and uninspiring Phillip Eicher.

Distraught at a future apart, the two decide their best hope is to reconcile the two families...but that means digging into the past to see what tore them apart. Will their love be enough to keep them together or will long-held secrets ruin their chance at happiness?



Leslie Gould


Leslie Gould is the coauthor, with Mindy Starns Clark, of the #1 CBA bestseller The Amish Midwife, a 2012 Christy Award winner; ECPA bestseller Courting Cate, first in the Courtships of Lancaster County series; and Beyond the Blue, winner of the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice for Best Inspirational Novel, 2006. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Portland State University and has taught fiction writing at Multnomah University as an adjunct professor. She and her husband and four children live in Portland, Oregon.
Learn more about Leslie at www.lesliegould.com.

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My review,

 Adoring Addie The Courtships of Lancaster County Book 2 by Leslie Gould is a wonderful story of family love and loyalty. the question is will real love be the most important love of all. The character of Addie Cramer and the character of Jonathan Mosier are 2 people that  have fallen in love but must overcome family obstacles before they can marry. They realize that the only way that they can be together is to bring everyone else together. I really liked this story. It is a story of working to reach a dream and a happily ever after. I give this book a 5/5, it was a joy to read.  I was given this book by Bethany House for the purpose of a review and all opinions are my own.

Trouble in Store by Carol Cox A Book Review

                                               Trouble in Store by Carol Cox




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  Melanie Ross has inherited an Arizona mercantile from her cousin, as it so happens right about the same time she has been fired from her job as a governess. Realizing that she has no other choice she decides that she must learn how to run the mercantile that she has just inherited. Caleb Nelson has decided that he has inherited the mercantile and he is not going to let anyone, least of all a woman with her own ideas take everything away from him.
    He enlists some of the single men in town to try to help him get Melanie married and out of his way. Caleb has no idea that the more he is around Melanie the more he wants to be with her . Now he has a bigger problem, he does not want her to get married to one of these men, instead he has come to realize that some of her ideas might be good after all and he likes being around her.
   While Caleb and Melanie are  being attracted more and more to each  other everyday, there is someone determined to destroy their store and it's future. The question is, how will Caleb and Melanie save their business as well as their new romance?
   Caleb and Melanie must rely on God's help and their faith to show them what their future will be and how they will succeed in getting there.

Carol Cox


Native Arizonan Carol Cox has an abiding love for history, mystery, and romance. The author of more than 25 books, she believes in the power of story to convey spiritual truths. Carol lives with her husband and daughter in northern Arizona, where deer and antelope really do play--within view of the family's front porch. Visit her website at www.authorcarolcox.com.

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My review,

  The author has given us two very likable characters that we start to feel as if we indeed do know them and we cannot wait to see if they get the love and the life that they both deserve. This story has it all, love and romance , a mystery to solve and relying on your faith to show you the right direction that you should take.  I enjoyed this book from the very first page. I can just imagine children who are not happy with a governess doing all they can to get rid of her. I was given this book by Bethany House for the purpose of a review and all opinions are my own.

A Sinners series #1 Branded by Abi Ketner & Missy Kalicicki





Title branded (Sinners #1) by Abi Ketner & Missy Kalicicki

Genre: YA Dystopian Romance





Summary:

Twenty years ago the Commander came into power and murdered all who opposed him. In his warped mind, the seven deadliest sins were the downfall of our society. He created the Hole where sinners are branded according to their sins and might survive a few years. At best.
Now LUST wraps around my neck like blue fingers strangling me.   I’ve been accused of a crime I didn’t commit and now the Hole is my new home.

Darkness. Death. Violence. Pain.

Now, every day is a fight for survival. But I won’t die. I won’t let them win.
The Hole can’t keep me. The Hole can’t break me.
I am more than my brand. I’m a fighter.
My name is Lexi Hamilton, and this is my story.



Author Bio:

Abi and Missy met in the summer of 1999 at college orientation and have been best friends ever since. After college, they added jobs, husbands and kids to their lives, but they still found time for their friendship. Instead of hanging out on weekends, they went to dinner once a month and reviewed books. What started out as an enjoyable hobby has now become an incredible adventure.

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Excerpt:

Chapter One

I’m buried six feet under, and no one hears my screams.

The rope chafes as I loop it around my neck. I pull down on it, making sure the knot is secure. It seems sturdy enough.

My legs shake. My heart beats heavy in my throat. Sweat pours down my back.

Death and I glare at each other through my tears.

I take one last look at the crystal chandelier, the foyer outlined with mirrors, and the flawless decorations. No photographs adorn the walls. No happy memories here.

I’m ready to go. On the count of three.

I inhale, preparing myself for the finality of it all. Dropping my hands, a glimmer catches my eye. It’s my ring, the last precious gift my father gave me. I twist it around to read the inscription. Picturing his face forces me to reconsider my choice. He’d be heartbroken if he could see me now.

A door slams in the hallway, almost causing me to lose my balance. My thoughts already muddled, I stand, waiting with the rope around my neck. Voices I don’t recognize creep through the walls.

Curiosity overshadows my current thoughts. It’s late at night, and this is a secure building in High Society. No one disturbs the peace here—ever. I tug on the noose and pull it back over my head.

Peering through the eyehole in our doorway, I see a large group of armed guards banging on my neighbors’ door. A heated conversation ensues, and my neighbors point toward my family’s home.

It hits me. I’ve been accused and they’re here to arrest me.

My father would want me to run, and in that split second, I decide to listen to his voice within me. Flinging myself forward in fear, I scramble up the marble staircase and into my brother’s old bedroom. The door is partially covered, but it exists. Pushing his dresser aside, my fingers claw at the opening. Breathing hard, I lodge myself against it. Nothing. I step back and kick it with all my strength. The wood splinters open, and my foot gets caught. I wrench it backward, scraping my calf, but adrenaline pushes me forward. The voices at the front door shout my name.

On hands and knees, I squeeze through the jagged opening. My brother left through this passage, and now it’s my escape too. Cobwebs entangle my face, hands, and hair. At the end, I feel for the knob, twisting it clockwise. It swings open, creaking from disuse. I sprint into the hallway and smash through the large fire escape doors at the end. A burst of cool air strikes me in the face as I jump down the ladder.

Reaching the fifth floor, I knock on a friend’s window. The lights flicker on, and I see the curtains move, but no one answers. I bang on the window harder.

Let me in! Please!” I say, but the lights darken. They know I’ve been accused and refuse to help me. Fear and adrenaline rush through my veins as I keep running, knocking on more windows along the way. No one has mercy. They all know what happens to sinners.

Another flight of stairs passes in a blur when I hear the guards’ heavy footfalls from above. I can’t hide, but I don’t want to go without trying.

Help me, Daddy. I need your strength now.

My previous desolation evolves into a will to survive. I have to keep running, but I tremble and gasp for air. I steel my nerves and force my body to keep moving. In a matter of minutes, my legs cramp and my chest burns. I plunge to the ground, scraping my knee and elbow. A moan escapes from my chest.

Gotta keep going.

Stop!” Their voices bounce off the buildings. “Lexi Hamilton, surrender yourself,” they command. They’re gaining on me.

I resist the urge to glance back, running into what I assume is an alley. I’m far from our high-rise in High Society as I plunge into a poorer section of the city where the streets all look the same and the darkness prevents me from recognizing anything. I’m lost.

My first instinct is to leap into a dumpster, but I retain enough sense to stay still. I crouch and peek around it, watching them dash by. The abhorrent smell soon leaves me vomiting until nothing remains in my stomach. Desperation overtakes me, as I know my retching was anything but silent. My last few seconds tick away before they find me. Everyone knows about their special means of tracking sinners.

I push myself to my feet and look left, right, and left again. Their batons click against their black, leather belts, and their boots stomp the cement on both sides of me. I shrink into myself. Their heavy steps mock my fear, growing closer and closer until I know I’m trapped.

Never did I imagine they’d come for me. Never did I imagine all those nights I heard them dragging someone else away that I’d join them.

You’re a sinner,” they say. “Time to leave our society.”

I stand defiant. I refuse to bend or break before them even as I shiver with fear.

There’s no reason to make this difficult. The more you cooperate, the smoother this will be for everyone,” a guard says.

I cringe into the blackness along the wall. I’m innocent, but they won’t believe me or care.

The next instant, my face slams into the pavement as one guard plants a knee in my back and another handcuffs me. A warm liquid trails into my mouth. Blood. Their fingers grip my arms like steel traps as they peel me off the cement. The tops of my shoes scrape along the ground as I’m dragged behind them until they discard me into the back of a black vehicle. The doors slam in unison with one guard stationed on each side of me, my shoulders digging into their arms. The handcuffs dig into my wrists, so I clasp them together hard behind me and press my back into the seat, unwilling to admit how much it hurts. My dignity is all I have left.

Swallowing hard, I stare ahead to avoid their eyes.

Did they need so many guards to capture me?

I’m not carrying any weapons, nor do I own any. I don’t even know self-defense. High Society frowns on activities like that.

The driver jerks the vehicle around and I try to keep my bearings, but it’s dark and the scenery changes too fast. Hours pass and the air grows warmer, more humid, the farther we drive. The landscape mutates from city to rolling hills. They don’t bother blindfolding me because they escort all the sinners to the same place—the Hole. Twenty-foot cement walls encase the chaos within. There’s no way out and no way in unless they transport you. They say the Hole is a prison with no rules. We learned about it last year in twelfth grade.

To the outside, I’m filth now. I’ll never be allowed to return to the life I knew. No one ever does.

All sinners go through a transformation,” one of the guards says to me. His smirk infuriates me. “I’m sure you’ve heard all kinds of stories.” I don’t respond. I don’t want to think about the things I’ve been told.

You won’t last too long, though. Young girls like you get eaten alive.” He pulls a strand of my hair up to his face.

Get your hands off me, you pig. I want to lash out, but resist. The punishment for disobeying authority is severe, and I’m not positioned to defy him.

They’re the Guards of the Commander. They’re chosen from a young age and trained in combat. They keep the order of society by using violent methods of intimidation. No one befriends a guard. Relationships with them are forbidden inside the Hole.

Few have seen the commander. His identity stays under lock and key. His own paranoia and desire to stay pure drove him to live this way. He controls our depraved society and believes sinners make the human race unforgivable. His power is a crushing fist, rendering all beneath him helpless. So much so, even family members turn on each other when an accusation surfaces. Just an accusation. No trial, no evidence, nothing but an accusation.

I lose myself in thoughts of my father.

Never show fear, Lexi,” my father said to me before he was taken. “They’ll use it against you.” His compassionate eyes filled with warning as he commanded me to be strong. That was many years ago, but I remember it clearly. My father. My rock. The one person in my life who provided unconditional love.

The vehicle stops, and I’m jerked back to reality. “Get out,” the guard orders while pulling me to my feet. The doors slide open and the two guards lift me up and out into the night. A windowless cement building looms in front of us, looking barren in the darkness.

The coolness of the air sends a shiver up my spine. This is really happening. I’ve been labeled a sinner. My lip starts to quiver, but I bite it before anyone sees. They shove me in line and I realize I’m not alone. Women and men stand with faces frozen white in fear. A guard grabs my finger, pricks it, and dabs my blood on a tiny microchip.

I follow the man in front of me into the next room where we’re lined up facing the wall. Glancing right, I see one of the men crying.

Spread your legs,” one of the guards says.

They remove my outer layers and their hands roam up and down my body.

What do they think I could possibly be hiding? I press my head into the wall, trying to block out what they’re doing to me.

MOVE!” a guard commands. So I shuffle across the room, trying to cover up.

One.

Two.

Three.

Four.

Five of us sit in the holding room. One by one, they pull people into the next room, forcing the rest of us to wonder what torture we’ll endure. An agonizing amount of time passes. I lean my head back and try to imagine a place far away. The door opens.

Lexi Hamilton.”

A guard escorts me out of the room, and I don’t have time to look back. As soon as the door closes, they pick me up and place me on a table. It’s cold and my skin sticks to it slightly, like wet fingers on an ice cube. Then, they exit in procession, and I lie on the table with a doctor standing over me. His hands are busy as he speaks.

Don’t move. This will only take a few minutes. It’s time for you to be branded.”

A wet cloth that smells like rubbing alcohol is used to clean my skin. Then he places a metal collar around my neck.

Click. Click. Click.

The collar locks into place, and I struggle to breathe. The doctor loosens it some as I focus on the painted black words above me.

 

The Seven Deadly Sins:

Lust ¾ Blue

Gluttony ¾ Orange

Greed ¾ Yellow

Sloth ¾ Light Blue

Wrath ¾ Red

Envy ¾ Green

Pride ¾ Purple

 

Memorize it. Might keep you alive longer if you know who to stay away from.” He opens my mouth, placing a bit inside. “Bite this.”

Within seconds, the collar heats from hot to scorching. The smell of flesh sizzling makes my head spin. I bite down so hard a tooth cracks.

GRRRRRRRRR,” escapes from deep within my chest. Just when I’m about to pass out, the temperature drops, and the doctor loosens the collar.

He removes it and sits me up. Excruciating pain rips through me and I’m on the verge of a mental and physical breakdown. Focus. Don’t pass out.

Stainless steel counters and boring white walls press in on me. A guard laughs at me from an observation room above and yells, “Blue. It’s a great color for a pretty young thing like yourself.” His eyes dance with suggestion. The others meander around like it’s business as usual.

I finally find my voice and turn to the doctor.

Are you going to give me clothes?” A burning pain spreads like fire from my neck to my jaw, making me wince.

He points to a set of folded grey scrubs on a chair. I cover myself as much as I can and scurry sideways. Grabbing my new clothes, I pull the shirt over my head and try to avoid the raw meat around my throat. I quickly knot the cord of my pants around my waist and slide my feet into the hospital-issue slippers as the doctor observes. He hands me a bag labeled with my name.

Nothing is allowed through the door but what we’ve given you,” he says.

I hide my right hand behind me, hoping no one notices. A guard scans my body and opens his hand.

Give it to me,” he says. “Don’t make me rip off your finger.” He crouches down and I turn to stone. I don’t know what to do, so I beg.

My father gave this to me. Please, let me keep it.” I smash my eyes shut and think of the moment my father handed the golden ring to me.

It was my mother’s ring,” he’d said. “She’s the strongest woman I ever knew.” With tears in his eyes, he reached for my hand. “Lexi, you’re exactly like her. She’d want you to wear this. No matter how this world changes, you can survive.” I turned the gold band over in my palm and read the engraving.

You can overcome anything… short of death.

You’re going to take the one thing that matters the most to me?” I say, glaring into the guard’s emotionless eyes. “Isn’t it enough taking my life, dignity, and respect?”

A hard blow falls upon my back. As I fall, my hands shoot out to stop me from smashing into the wall in front of me. The guard bends down and grabs my chin with his meaty fist.

Look at me,” he commands. I look up and he smiles with arrogance.

What the hell?” He staggers a step backward. “What’s wrong with you? What’s wrong with your eyes?”

Nothing,” I respond, confused.

What color are they?”

Turquoise.” I glower at him.

Interesting,” he says, regaining his composure. “Now those’ll get you in trouble.”

Reality slaps me across the face. I have my father’s eyes. They can’t take them from me. I twist the ring off my finger and drop it in his hand.

Take the damn ring,” I say. I walk to the door. He swipes a card and the massive door slides open to the outside.
 

 


You have to wear your hair back at all times, so everyone knows what you are.” He hands me a tie, so I pull my frizzy hair away from my face and secure it into a ponytail. My neck burns and itches as my hand traces the scabs that have already begun to form. Squinting ahead into the darkness, I almost run into a guard standing on the sidewalk.


Watch where you’re going,” he says, shoving me backward. His stiff figure stands tall and I cringe at the sharpness of his voice.


Cole, this is your new assignment, Lexi Hamilton. See to it she feels welcome in her new home.” The guard departs with a salute.


Let’s move,” Cole says.

I take two steps and collapse, my knees giving out. The unforgiving pavement reopens the scrapes from earlier and I struggle to stand. A powerful arm snatches me up, and I see his face for the first time.

 
 
Schedule:

June 28th:
Uncorked Thoughts - Review
A Bookish Escape - Review
My Favorite Escape - Review
Mom With A Kindle - Promo
The Fantastical World of Wonders - Review
Adventures of Life and Literature - Review
Little Miss Drama Queen - Review

June 29th:
All Aboard the Book Blog - Review
candy coated book blog - Review
Proserpine Craving Books - Promo
Whirlwindbooks - Review

June 30th:
Teen Blurb - Review
Devoured Words – Review
Shhh mommy's in the bathroom.,.reading - Review
Shelves of Books Blog - Review
Trudy's All Things Books’ Blog - Review
3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! - Review
Up All Night Book Addict - Promo
Sweeping Me - Promo
I Feel the Need, the Need to Read - Review
Belladonna's Book Corner - Review
Simply Sensational Book Fanatics - Promo

July 1st:
Lounging with Lindsey - Review
Heather's Book Chatter - Review
Confessions of a Book Addict - Promo
Babbling of a Bookaholic - Review
Novel Seduction - Review
Book Addicts Not-So Anoymous - Review
Shh Moms Reading - Review
Sassy Book Lovers - Promo
Sweet Southern Home - Promo
The BookChick - Promo

July 2nd:
Angela's Smexy Book Reviews - Review
Immerse in a World lf Fiction - Review
The Geekery Book Review - Review
Coffee, Books and Me - Promo
Chris Book Blog Emporium - Promo

July 3rd:
Rants~N~Scribbles - Review
mary elizabeth's crazy book obsession - Review
Imagine a World - Review
Boekie's Book Reviews - Review
tanyas Book Nook - Review
Escape Into A Book - Review

July 4th:
First Class Books – Review
Review by Tammy & Kim - Review
So Bookalicious - Review
Book Reader Chronicles – Review

July 5th:
The Rookie Romance Blog - Review
DanaSquare - Review
I'd So Rather Be Reading - Review
I Heart Books - Review

July 6th:
Letter Trails - Review
Bookmakrs, Spoilers and Happily Ever After - Review

July 7th:
Delighted Reader - Review
The Hive - Review
Book Crazy - Promo

July 8th:
Book Deep in Cliffhangers - Review
Reading Until Dawn - Review
Reading, Eating & Dreaming - Promo

July 9th:
My Book Muse - Review
The Book Hookup - Review
Shut Up & Read - Review

July 10th:
Auggie-Talk - Promo
Fandom Fanatic - Review
From the Shadows I Review - Review
Sarah's Book Blog - Review
Smardy Pants Book Blog - Promo
Ramblings of a Diva Booknerd – Review
Paranormal Opinion - Review
Lori's Book Blog - Promo

July 11th:
Curling Up With A Good Book - Promo
It's a Book Life - Review
Little Bookworm Reviews - Review

July 12th:
Stuck In YA Books - Review
Book Bitches Blog - Review
My Book Addiction and More - Promo
Addicted Readers – Review
Pen and Muse - Review

July 13th:
Pinkindle Reads & Reviews – Review
Book To Book Reviews - Review
JellybeanArson - Review

July 14th:
Dark Obsession Chronicles - Review

July 15th:
Book-Marks the Spot – Review
SIK Book Reviews - Review
Pause Time - Review
Into the Night Reviews - Review
Bookwyrming Thoughts - Review
Delphina Reads Too Much - Review
Reader Girls - Review
Nette's Bookshelf Reviews - Review
 
 
 
My Review, Lexi Hamilton is a young woman all alone in a horrible new world trying to survive. She has been raised to be strong and that is what she keeps relying on in order to live. The author has given us a truly engrossing story that makes the reader want keep reading until the end of the book. I give this book a 5/5 and I highly recommend it. I was given this book to read by CBL Tours for the purpose of a review and all opinions are my own. 



 

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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Blast Zone Air Walker Bounce Castle Event


Welcome to the Blast Zone Air Walker Bounce Castle Event hosted by Newly Crunchy Mama Of 3!

Summer is in full swing, and many families are looking for fun activities for their families. One thing kids seem to really love are inflatable bounce houses, often seen at carnivals and festivals. These provide hours of active fun, and seem to be one of the main attractions wherever they're located. Many people rent these for birthday parties, but did you know that the folks at Blast Zone make it possible to own these awesome play houses and bring the fun to your own backyard?

It's true! This amazing company has so much to choose from, including bounce houses of many sizes, inflatable water parks, and so much more. They even offer a variety of products for smaller spaces.

These products are made from high-quality, commercial grade materials and are built to last for years. Brandy over at Newly Crunchy Mama Of 3 recently received the Blast Zone Air Walker Bounce Castle, and it was a huge hit with not only her kids, but the neighborhood children as well. Check out her full review HERE.


The kiddos will love this. It is safer than a trampoline! Great for Birthday parties!
The awesome folks at Blast Zone are offering one lucky reader an Air Walker Bounce Castle of their own! How cool is that?! This is a $399.99 value, and sure to make your family the talk of the town!

Simply enter using the easy Rafflecopter form below!

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This giveaway is open to US residents 18+ until 11:59PM July 19, 2013. No PO Boxes. 3 Partners in Shopping is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Winners will be drawn using Rafflecopter's Random Number Generator. All entries will be verified, so play fair! The winner will be notified via e-mail and they will have 48 hours to reply. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. This contest is not affiliated with Facebook in any way. Questions should be directed to newlycrunchymamaof3@gmail.com Thanks for entering, and Good Luck!

Osteoblasts to the Rescue Case File #4 by Dr. Heather Manley Book Spotlight and Giveaway






Osteoblasts cover Osteoblasts to the Rescue   Merrin and Pearl are at it again! This time these two young Human Body Detectives are exploring the skeletal system. With the ability to jump in and examine the various systems in the body, Merrin and Pearl’s adventures are fun stories and helpful tools to educate children. In Osteoblasts to the Rescue, Merrin and Pearl navigate their friend, Lily’s, broken arm and learn all about bones. As the fourth in The Human Body Detectives series, Osteoblasts to the Rescue can also stand alone as a book that’s sure to inform, engage, and inspire readers of all ages.  
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    Author Heather Manley, N.D. I have always been passionate about healthy foods and exercising. Growing up in Toronto, Canada I would exhaust my allowance at the health food store and write school papers on spices and herbs. It was no wonder I found myself studying biology at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. I loved animals as well so I initially focused on wildlife conservation and animal biology, however, with some exposure to naturopathic medicine, this health care philosophy rang true for me. I switched to pre-med and I graduated in 1993. I earned my doctorate at the from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon before moving with my family to Hawaii where I became licensed and continue to practice today. Everything I learned in medschool came into fruition when my children were born. I realized the importance of teaching them, by example, about healthy food and lifestyle. Telling them what to eat was not enough, so I created and wrote educational adventure stories that explain the physiological systems in the body. Not only did my kids love the engaging and interactive stories but so did their friends. I love seeing kids have fun learning to understand their bodies and how food helps them run faster and be smarter. My focus is on preventative health. I am passionate about encouraging families to seek the value of a simple lifestyle and offering tools to assist them at being proactive and confident in their daily living. I am constantly inspired seeing people make positive changes in their lives. With my website, I am excited to reach more families in a way that will manifest healthy living.

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