Sweet Tiny Blessings

Bear Hug Children’s Book + Giveaway

I wrote this post on behalf of Propeller Consulting and received the book Bear Hug to thank me for my time.  All opinions are my own.

Hugs are the best.  They always make me (and my children) feel better.  So I knew we would love this cute book. With beautiful illustrations, our kids snuggle up and finish the book with a nice, good-night hug.

I’m going to give you a Bear Hug

With this book, children will learn all the creative and imaginative ways to give a bear hug. The engaging rhyming encourages playful  interaction between parent and child.  I’m going to give you a Bear Hug is a sweet, loving bedtime storybook that will definitely become a Valentine’s Day favorite for little ones to enjoy hugs and kisses from loved ones.

Bear Hug

About the Author and Illustrator

Caroline B. Cooney was born in New York, grew up in Connecticut, and now lives in South Carolina.  Caroline is the author of 90 Young Adult novels in many genres, and her books have sold over fifteen millions copies.  I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug is her first picture book.  It’s based on a verse she wrote for her own children.  Louisa, Sayre, and Harold, who are grown now.

Tim Warnes has been illustrating children’s books for twenty years.  He lives in Dorset, England, with his wife, children’s illustrator Jane Chapman, and their two sons.  When he’s not drawing little critters, Tim loves to write, watch birds and play his banjo.

Purchase the book or Win It!

You can purchase I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug from Zondervan for $16.99.  Zondervan, as part of the HarperCollins Christian Publishing Inc., delivers Transformational Christian experiences through it’s best selling Bibles, books, curriculum, academic resources and digital products.

Propeller Consulting is giving you an opportunity to win a copy for your sweet blessing. Simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter.  This giveaway is open to US residents only. One winner per address.  Not eligible to win if you won a prize in the last 30 days from Propeller Consulting.  Good luck!

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Brave Girls 365 Day Devotional

I wrote this post on behalf of Tommy Nelson and received the Brave Girls 365 Day Devotional to thank me for my time.  All opinions are my own.

The other day, I looked outside to watch Big C play.  What I saw, was a total surprise to me and I just wanted to cry tears of joy.  Big C had her hands folded and head down as she prayed out loud to God.  The door was shut so I couldn’t hear the words she was speaking, but that sight of innocence will never be forgotten.  Since Big C was a baby, we’ve read God’s word together and I’ve prayed over her.  But never once has she had the desire to pray on her own.  Six years later, I’ve seen, what I hope is just the beginning of the fruits of my labor.

My daughter and I always include devotional time as part of our bed time routine.  This year, we received a new devotional from Tommy Nelson, called Brave Girls 365 Day Devotional.  A couple of years ago, we reviewed Brave Girls Bible Stories, which was a huge hit.  This has been a great devotional to expand on the Bible stories.

Brave Girls

About Brave Girls Devotional

Join the brave girls, Hope, Glory, Faith, Honor and Grace, as they discover that the closer they are to God, the more He makes ordinary girls like them, strong and courageous.  As you read the devotional each day, you’ll learn how to be brave at school, at home, in sports and with your friends.  You’ll learn that even when struggles are big, God is so much bigger.

This devotional includes a years worth of readings with amazing stories from Scripture, lots of fun quizzes and illustrations, and powerful truths like . . .

  • I always have the power to love others, because God loved me first.
  • I can talk to God about anything, whenever and wherever I need to.
  • God loves me for who I am, because I am made in His image.
  • God can use someone small like me, to do big things with Him.
How to Purchase or Win It!

You can purchase the same devotional Big C received at FaithGateway.com for $16.99. Tommy Nelson is giving you a chance to win a copy for your sweet blessing.  Simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter.  Don’t forget to stay connected with Tommy Nelson on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for all their latest products and discounts.

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How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind + Giveaway

I wrote this post on behalf of Tommy Nelson and received a copy of “How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind” to thank me for my time.  All opinions are my own.

When we were house hunting in Florida, our must need item on our checklist, was a home office or spare bedroom for my husband.  He works from home and with two small kids, you can imagine the interruptions that can occur throughout the day.  We found a beautiful home in our price range and our number one item, plus some, was checked off.  Our home is the largest we have ever owned, and though I do love it and feel very blessed, the housekeeping has been overwhelming for me.  So much so, I started to give up.

Manage Your Home

I always keep up with the day-to-day stuff, like dishes, laundry and keeping the kids alive. That’s good enough, right?  The only time I did major cleaning was when I knew company was coming.  That was extremely exhausting and two days later, it would be a mess again. Unintentionally, I began taking steps in the right direction.  I focused on the kitchen.  If I just kept the kitchen clean every day, I would be happy.  When I did this, it started to get easier and take less and less time.  This was exactly what Dana K. White, the author of How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind, suggests as her first step.

About How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind

When I read the title of this book, I knew it was for me.  Dana provides a step-by-step guide to conquering laundry, dishes, household chores, clutter and so much more.  She does it in such a way that is humorous and fun.  Though I haven’t mastered everything yet, I’m giving myself grace to slowly get our home under control.

Manage Your Home

Purchase the Book

Is decluttering and getting your house organized one of your New Year’s Resolutions?  Than, you’ll definitely want to purchase (and read) this book before you get started.  You’ll learn how to do it all the easy way and keep it that way.  You can purchase the book for $16.99 at FaithGateway.com.

Win it!

Tommy Nelson is giving you a chance to win a copy for yourself!  Simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter.  This giveaway is open to US residents only.  Good luck!
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Creating a Healthier Home with HomeLab

I wrote this post on behalf of HomeLab and received compensation to thank me for my time.  All opinions are my own.

I never used to be worried about the health of my home, not until after my newborn daughter and I got sick.  It was one of the scariest times in my life and I’m so thankful that it wasn’t any worse.  But that scare woke me up.  I took baby steps to improve the health of our home to keep my family safe.

Doctors are always reminding us to stay healthy by eating right and exercising.  But having a healthy home is just as important as having a healthy body.  Our home should be a place of safety, however, it is estimated that 90% of homes contain toxic dust and 2-5 times more polluted then outdoor air.  Yikes!  Until now, homeowners were on their own trying to identify and solve these problems.

Free HomeLab Ebook

HomeLab is trying to help individuals and families be more natural and environmentally friendly in a low-cost way. They have created a free ebook to help educate families on the harms of the toxicity and the steps to create a healthy home.


HomeLab App

After educating yourself with your free ebook, you can download the app to get started on your step by step guide to creating a healthy home.  The app includes a checklist and the best, recommended products to keep your home healthy.  You can also schedule a consultation with the home doctors.

 

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HomeLab Discount Code

You can purchase the HomeLab program for an annual fee of $99.  This includes a free half hour review of your healthy home plan with a Home Doctor, access to contractors specializing in healthy homes, ongoing support and so much more.  HomeLab is giving my readers 25% off your Healthy Home Program.  Simply use the code SWEET when making your purchase. To learn more about HomeLab and stay connected, visit them on Facebook,

The Belle of Bravery Children’s Book + Giveaway

I wrote this post on behalf of Bible Belles and received Abigail The Belle of Bravery to thank me for my time.  All opinions are my own.

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of the word bravery?  For me, I think of the men and women who have fought on the front lines for our country.  Or selfless first responders and the people who have triumphed during life’s threatening times. But being brave doesn’t mean you have to be a hero.  Our little girls are faced with difficulties every day. They have many opportunities to show their bravery.

The Bible Belles just released their third book in the Adventures of Rooney Cruz series, Abigail – The Belle of Bravery.  My daughter and I fell in love with the first two books, Hannah – The Belle of Prayer and Esther – The Belle of Patience.  The series is teaching my daughter that she doesn’t have to conform to what the world wants of her, but instead, she learns to make a different kind of noise.

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Abigail – The Belle of Bravery

In the new book, “Abigail,” Rooney is faced with a difficult choice after a tough afternoon with her brother and neighborhood boys.  Can she be brave enough?  Mari, Rooney’s personal angel, takes her on a journey through the story of Abigail.  She learns that she can call upon God to face any situation with bravery and confidence.  Take a peek!

The Author of Bible Belles

Erin Weidemann is the author of the Bible Belle series.  As a teacher and sports coach for many years, she has seen the struggles and insecurities of young girls.  They are constantly trying to fit in with the world’s standards.  But Erin wanted something different for her daughter – and all girls.  She wanted real heroes and a weapon for parents to battle back against the noise.  So Bible Belles was created.  Bible Belles is a wonderful series to help celebrate God’s beauty and mighty purpose.

Purchase and Giveaway

You can purchase Abigail – The Belle of Bravery or any of the Bible Belle books at BibleBelles.com for $14.99 each.  Bible Belles is also giving you an opportunity to win a copy of “Abigail” for your sweet tiny blessing.  Simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter. Don’t forget to stay connected with Bible Belles on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

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5 Benefits of Using a Humidifier + Giveaway + Discount Codes

I wrote this post on behalf of Anypro.  I received a free sample humidifier and compensation to thank me for my time.  All opinions are my own.

It’s getting to be that time of year again.  Sadly, I have already had the flu, sinus infection and conjunctivitis in both eyes.  It hit me all at once and I was so miserable.  The worst part is, mamas don’t have time to be sick.  But I was out for days.  I wish I would of had the Anypro 3.5L Cool Mist Humidifier at the time.  Having a humidifier could have made such a difference.

5 Benefits of Using a Humidifier
  • helps reduce infections because bacteria and viruses aren’t as likely in moist air
  • speeds up recovery time by keeping your nasal passage moist
  • relieves sore throats
  • improves sleep
  • helps eliminate dry and itchy eyes
  • and so much more
About the Anypro 3.5L Cool Mist Humidifier

Anypro offers a humidifier that will operate for 20 to 36 hours, allowing you to breathe easy with a restful sleep. The longer mist provides great coverage for bedrooms, as well as medium to large sized rooms without leaving condensation on the table.  The Anypro humidifier is made of antibacterial material to help avoid mold growth.  It is made to help avoid leakage and base cracks.  You love the quietness and the automatic shut off button during sleep time.

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Purchase or Win an Anypro Cool Mist Humidifier

Anypro is giving you a chance to win a cool mist humidifier of your own, just in time for cold and flu season.  Simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter.  Stay connected with Anypro on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  You can purchase the same humidifier I received for $89.99 or check out their other products at Anyproglobal.com.

Buy Now and Save

The Anypro Cool Mist Humidifier is now $45.99.  Use code 4HEG2E4N when purchasing at Amazon.  Add the Essential Oil Diffuser (modern) and the humidifier to your cart and save $13 by using this code RXG6WQAZ. Expires November 17th.

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Parenting 14 Gospel Principles + Giveaway

I wrote this post on behalf of Flyby Promotions in exchange for the book, Parenting 14 Gospel Principles.  All opinions are my own.

Have you ever felt the pressure from family members, friends or even complete strangers as to how to raise your children the “right” way?  Everyone has their opinion, right?  (I’ve been known to give unsolicited advice in the past).  It’s so easy to forget what our ultimate purpose for parenting is.  Let us not forget that there is no perfect formula that works for every family. Every one of us is unique and so are our children and families.  I once read a blog post on Proverbs 31, that reminded me that I was not meant to raise a good, rule following child.  My purpose was to raise a God following adult.  The book, Parenting – 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family expands on exactly that – raising God following adults.

Parenting

Paul Tripp, the author of Parenting, gives us a big picture view of what God’s plan for us is as parents.  He outlines 14 foundational principles from the gospel, giving us more than a to-do list on how to raise our children.  But rather how God’s rescuing grace shapes our hearts into how we parent.

My Thoughts On Parenting

This book has been a huge blessing for me in this season of life (raising a toddler and an independent kindergartner).  It’s helped me to change my reactions with my children and to view parenting in a different light.  Am I trying to gain temporary control over my children or am I helping them to be what God wants them to be?  It’s also helped me to brush off other’s negative comments on the way I raise my kids and has reminded me that only God’s judgements matter.  I’m not a perfect parent by any means.  No one is except our heavenly Father.

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Purchase and Giveaway

You can purchase the same book I received for $16.30 on Amazon.  Flyby Promotions is giving you a chance to win a copy of Parenting – 12 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family.  Simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter.  This giveaway is open to US residents only.  You are not eligible to win if you have received a prize from FlyBy in the past 30 days.
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Good Good Father Children’s Book + Giveaway

I reviewed Good Good Father on behalf of Tommy Nelson.  All opinions are my own.

There have been times in my life where I have been mad at God.  I’ve asked, “where are you?” and “how can you let this happen?”  On the contrary, there have been so many times when I’ve said, “how did I get so blessed?”  When the song, Good Good Father was released, it changed my whole relationship with God.  It helped me to understand more, even in the most painful of times, who He really is.  For me, He is gentle, loving, kind and caring.

Good Good Father, a new children’s book, has just been released.  I knew I had to get my hands on it and share it with my daughter.  Because I want her to have a deeper understanding of who God is.  And that’s exactly what this book does.  It’s the perfect depiction of his gentle, loving care.

Good Good Father

About the Book

Good Good Father tells a story about a little bear named Tucker who wants to help his friends.  He’s on a journey to find the perfect gift for the king, when his life is changed forever. Tucker learns just how great the King’s love is as he experiences His love for himself. Gorgeous art work paired with a meaningful and powerful story, will reassure your child just how loved they are by the good, good Father.

About the Authors

Chris Tomlin is one of the most well-known and influential musical artist.  His music include How Great Is Our God, Amazing Grace and Good Good Father.  It is estimated that 20-30 million people sing one of Tomlin’s songs in worship each week.  Above all else, Chris loves to be a husband and daddy to his 2 girls.

Pat Barret is also a husband and father.  He is a songwriter and worship leader based out of Atlanta, Georgia.  Pat is a worship pastor  of Grace-Midtown Church and cowriter of the #1 song, Good Good Father.  Pat also travels with Housefires, a worship expression based out of the Atlanta area.

My Thoughts

My daughter loves that a song she sings to on the radio has been turned into a storybook. We have read this book almost every night since we received it.  She is learning that God is her protector, teacher, healer and completely loves her.  The book teaches it in just the kind-hearted way I want her to know of God.

Where to Purchase Good Good Father

You can purchase the same book Big C received from Faith Gateway Store for $16.99.  The book is geared towards boys and girls from 4 to 8 years old.  Tommy Nelson is giving you the opportunity to win a copy of Good Good Father.  Simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter.  Don’t forget to stay connected with Tommy Nelson on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for all their latest products, discounts and giveaways!

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Night Night Farm Children’s Book + Giveaway

My children are fascinated with farm animals.  They could watch them all day and copy the sounds they make.  Naturally, when choosing a book to review from Tommy Nelson this month, I felt like Night Night Farm was a perfect bedtime story for them.

Night Night Farm

About Night Night Farm

When the sun begins to go down on the farm, you and your children can follow along as these sweet farm animals say good night to their mommies and daddies, as well as, their heavenly father.  Your little ones will be reminded that God loves them, too.

About the Author

Amy Parker has written many books for children, teens and adults with more than a million copies sold.  She has collaborated with best-selling authors and with her own son.  Amy’s greatest reward is being a wife to her husband and a mother to her two sons.

About the Illustrator

Virginia Allen lives in a New Hampshire village where she enjoys collecting children’s books and hiking.  Some of her recent projects include Mother Goose Pajama Party, Your Magical Life and The Three Little Pigs.

My Thoughts

My children and I enjoy any book that captivates my kid’s attention with how much God loves them.  And this precious book does just that.  It’s so well written and beautifully illustrated. This board book will last a long time in our home.  It is one that will be past down to my children’s children.  You can purchase Night Night Farm for $8.99 at Faith Gateway Store.

Giveaway

Tommy Nelson is giving you a chance to win a copy of Night Night Farm for your sweet tiny blessing.  Simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter.  This giveaway is open to US residents only.  Get connected with Tommy Nelson on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for all the latest products, sales and giveaways.

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One Big Turkey Children’s Book + Giveaway

Disclosure: I wrote this review of One Big Turkey on behalf of Tommy Nelson.  All opinions are my own.

One of my son’s favorite stories is One Spring Lamb written by Anne Vittur Kennedy.  She has a new book out that is similar, except it’s related to fall and Thanksgiving.  I can’t tell you how many times we’ve read this book over and over.  Little M is definitely thrilled to have another book like his favorite because enjoys counting so much. This one is called One Big Turkey and it’s been a big hit.

One Big Turkey

About One Big Turkey

You can count your blessings with your child as you read along together with One Big Turkey. The beautiful, board book makes counting an enjoyable learning experience. The rhyming text will take you and your child on a fun, Thanksgiving adventure.

About the Author

Anne Vittur Kennedy loves the quiet space of her studio and lives in Ohio with her husband, Jack; her dog, Brody; and her horses, Sitka and Frisco.  Similar books she has written, include One Shining Star (perfect for the Christmas season) and One Spring Lamb (related to Easter).

My Thoughts

Even though the book is geared towards children 0-4 years old, there are many sight words that my 5-year-old picked up on.  This book is perfect for the upcoming Thanksgiving season. I love that it’s a board book.  It makes it very hard for my kids to accidentally (or on purpose) rip the cover or pages. You can purchase the same book we received for $8.99 at Faith Gateway Store.

Giveaway

Tommy Nelson is giving away a copy of One Big Turkey to one blessed reader.  Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter.  Don’t forget to stay connected with Tommy Nelson on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.  This giveaway is open to US residents only.  Good luck!
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