Review and Giveaway: What I Wish I Knew at 18

Giveaway is now closed. The winner of the giveaway is Maryann.

What I Wish I Knew at 18
Written by Dennis Trittin
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About the Book from Amazon.com
What I Wish I Knew at 18 is an engaging, comprehensive, and conversational book written to help young adults achieve success in life. Through lively illustration, simple instruction, and practical, reflective questions, the book reveals key, before-the-fact secrets that propel people into thriving adulthood. Unique in its scope, universal in its message, and timely in its wisdom, it is designed to serve everyone who wants a solid grip on the prize of a successful life. Although conversationally written to graduates, it is destined to become the definitive parenting guide to preparing children for lives of impact. It is also a must read for schools, colleges, faith leaders, mentors, caregivers, and coaches as they partner with parents to educate students for life. Served in bite-sized morsels, the 109 success pointers average one to two pages in length, along with study questions to facilitate dynamic student discussions and deep personal reflection. Whether as a curricular resource or as a gift, What I Wish I Knew at 18 will help develop well-rounded students for their betterment and that of mankind.

About Dennis Trittin
Dennis Trittin is a successful investment manager, educator and mentor committed to helping young adults reach their full potential. Now retired from managing over $30 billion in assets, he devotes his life to promoting leadership and life management on a global basis. Trittin serves as an advisor to several charitable groups and as a speaker with national and local educational and community organizations. Dennis and his wife Jeanne are parents of two young adults and reside in the Seattle area.

GIVEAWAY time!!
One lucky reader will receive a copy of What I Wish I Knew at 18. Giveaway ends Saturday, March 30th at 11PM.

To enter, leave a comment telling about the last book you read, or your thoughts on graduating high school, or anything related to what you wish you would have known at 18…or say ‘Howdy!’ Thanks!

For extra entries, you can leave one comment on any post on our blog ONCE A DAY ONLY until the end of the giveaway, or leave a comment on our review of What I Wish I Knew at 18.

– Joyce

“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Review and Giveaway: JJ Heller’s LOVED

Giveaway is now closed. The winner of JJ Heller’s Loved CD is Kimberly!

Loved
Stone Table Records
Releases March 12

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About JJ Heller’s LOVED
When JJ Heller and her husband/co-writer, Dave, began writing for their sixth studio album LOVED, life looked a few shades darker, more painful and confusing than it had during the work on their work of the recent past. Over the past few years, the duo steered much of their material toward the whimsical and simple joys of life, love and new parenthood. But, when confronted by illness, death and broken marriages within their community, the Hellers chose to stay true to the weight of their season of life when crafting lyrics this time around.

GIVEAWAY time!!
One lucky reader will receive a copy of JJ Heller’s LOVED CD. Giveaway ends Friday, March 15th at 4PM.

To enter, leave a comment telling about the last song you heard, or your thoughts on love, or anything related to music…or just tell us about anything related to the topic of this post…or say ‘Howdy!’ Thanks!

For extra entries, you can leave one comment on any post on our blog ONCE A DAY ONLY until the end of the giveaway, or leave a comment on Norm’s review of JJ Heller’s LOVED.

– Joyce

“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Review and Giveaway: Little Angels Prayers for Every Day

This giveaway is now closed. The winner of the giveaway is newcreation7788!

Little Angels Prayers for Every Day
Roma Downey with Illustrator Lisa Reed

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About the Book
Little Angels Prayers for Every Day features more than 50 simple rhyming prayers that cover a typical day and the typical worries of a young child. From waking in the morning to going to sleep at night, from thanking God for a meal to praying for His comfort when afraid, the prayers here will help little ones to see that any moment is a good moment to talk to God. Relevant Bible verses are scattered throughout the book as well!

GIVEAWAY time!!
One lucky reader will receive a copy of Little Angels Prayers for Every Day. Giveaway ends Saturday, March 9th at 4PM.

To enter, leave a comment telling about the last book you read, or your thoughts on prayer, or anything related to angels…or just tell us about anything related to the topic of this post…or say ‘Howdy!’ Thanks!

For extra entries, you can leave one comment on any post on our blog ONCE A DAY ONLY until the end of the giveaway, or leave a comment on our review of Little Angels Prayers for Every Day.

– Joyce

“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Review and Giveaway: VeggieTales: The Little House That Stood

Giveaway is now closed. The winner of this giveaway is Christy M.

VeggieTales: The Little House That Stood
Release Day Tuesday, March 5

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About The Little House That Stood
When the Three Little Pigs roll into Cabbageville looking to build some new houses, they meet one builder with a plan and two without a clue! Larry builds with hay, Mr. Lunt with bricks, but only Bob builds his houses on a firm foundation – following the wise plans from the Master Builder’s Handbook! Will the Little Piggies make the right choices when it comes to building their houses – and their lives – on solid ground? Find out in this parable that shows kids when they follow God’s blueprints, then can stand strong when the storms come!

GIVEAWAY time!!
One lucky reader will receive a copy of Veggietales: The Little House That Stood. Giveaway ends Friday, March 8th at 4PM.

To enter, leave a comment telling about the last DVD you watched, or your thoughts on being a good neighbor, or anything related to veggies or nursery rhymes…or just tell us about anything related to the topic of this post…or say ‘Howdy!’ Thanks!

For extra entries, you can leave one comment on any post on our blog ONCE A DAY ONLY until the end of the giveaway, or leave a comment on our review of Veggietales: The Little House That Stood.

Here are my little assistant reviewers: (you can read their thoughts on the previous link)
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– Joyce

P.S. Want more chances to win? Visit my blogger friends’ sites and enter: Ashley | Mandi

“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Christmas Time Is Near & Giveaway!

That means, it’s time to make our holiday photo cards from Shutterfly!

Last year was our first time making photo cards for the holidays, and we loved it! (especially since they were free! 😉 hehe we like free things!) We enjoyed the process of choosing a design that is “us” and looking through old photos/memories to put on the card.

After looking at all the designs for this year, we are having a hard time figuring out which one to pick. There are so many nice ones to choose from!

Here are some contenders (in no particular order):

Favorite Apps Holiday Card – I’m not sure we would be able to find that many good photos to put into this one, but it is cute and goes with the latest trend of smartphones…which we use quite often.

Holly Jolly Lovely Christmas Card – Cute and simple.

Every Month Christmas Card – Cute, but it’s kind of cutting it close if I had to get a December photo in there, get them printed and then give/mail them out.

Seasonal Chic Christmas Card – Do you take photos specifically to fit into the squares/rectangles or crop photos you have already? Sometimes it’s hard to find photos that fit nicely. :p

Simply Modern Band Holiday Card – Nice, clean layout.

They have a ton of cool Holiday Story Cards this year too. After looking at the designs some more, we are really stuck. We need your help! Do you like any of these, or is there another one on the website that you would like to suggest for us?

If you haven’t ordered anything from Shutterfly before, you really should! We have ordered prints, calendars, photobooks, and photo cards from them, and have never been disappointed by their service or their products.

How would you like to try out Shutterfly’s photo cards? Well, it’s your lucky day. I have 3 promo codes to give away to 3 lucky readers. (I think there may just be 3 of you out there. =p hehe!)

The Giveaway
Shutterfly has given me 3 promotion codes to give to 3 readers. The promotion code is for 25 free holiday cards (does not include shipping and expires December 31, 2011).

How to Enter
Mandatory: You can enter our giveaway by leaving a comment on this post.
Bonus: Comment (once daily) on any of this week’s posts on our blog from now until the end of the giveaway (Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 11:59pm PST).

Winners’ names will be drawn from the girls’ trick or treat pail on Sunday, November 6, and announced Monday, November 7. Winners have 24 hours to claim their prize before a new winner is chosen.

Thanks! And have fun looking at the designs!

Giveaway at Coffee With The Mrs.

Amy from Coffee With The Mrs is giving away a camera!! If you are in need of one, or knows someone who does, comment and you might win it! It is a Casio EXILIM EX-S12.

Dyson DC25 Giveaway!

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Win a Dyson DC25 over at From Dates to Diapers and Beyond!

We don’t even own our own vacuum, so I’m hoping at a chance to win this one.

The Dyson DC25 will be appearing in the upcoming Transformers movie.