Sweet Tiny Blessings

Month: March 2015

The Adventures of Pajama Girl {Review and Giveaway}

Disclosure: I wrote this post on behalf of Propeller Consulting, LLC and received a promotional item to thank me for my time.  All opinions regarding The Adventures of Pajama Girl are my own and were not influenced by other sources.  


One of my favorite things about having a 4 year old, is her creative imagination.  It melts my heart as I listen to her little conversations with her stuffed animals.  Some of them are even so funny that I have to hold back a giggle.

This is why Big C and I fell in love with The Adventures of Pajama Girl.  With Ellie’s imagination, she uses her pajamas to create adventures in her dreams.  In this adventure, her cupcake pajamas take her and her Sis on a journey filled with sweet treats.  Their mission quickly turns into finding the Cupcake Queen’s missing sprinkles that are needed for her coronation ceremony.  Weaved into the resolution of the story, is also a great biblical lesson for all children.

Sandra Hagee Parker created The Adventures of Pajama Girl based on her daughters, Olivia and Eliana.  Not only is Sandra a practicing attorney, she is also a part of the music ministry at Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas.  In addition to writing, Sandy enjoys mastering the art of making Pancakes a la Pajama Girl with her daughters.

You can purchase The Adventures of Pajama Girl here and find some fun, free downloads!  Propeller Consulting, LLC is giving away a copy of The Adventures of Pajama Girl to one blessed reader. Simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter.  Open to US residents only.  Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor in the last 30 days or the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win.

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Nailed it!

I am not a very creative person.  I wish I was, but I wasn’t given that gift.  That doesn’t stop me from constantly pinning awesome ideas on Pinterest.  And sometimes, I even try to recreate them.  Try being the key word here.

I thought it would be fun to take some Easter pictures of the baby.  I found one that looked super easy and I thought for sure I could pull it off.  I totally nailed it!  Or not.

What Pinterest projects have you nailed?

I Think My Kids Are Allergic To Florida

It’s been a rough couple of weeks.  The time change, the pollen and the heat has hit us all at once. Little M has adjusted to the time change okay, but I can’t say the same for Big C.  The sun doesn’t go down at bed time any more and she has a hard time falling asleep with the sun shining.  I think it’s time to invest in a black out shade.  She’s been waking up much later which puts a dent in Little M’s routine.  Whatever that is.  Ha!

A couple of weeks ago, Big C woke up with big, puffy eyes.  I had no idea what it was and took her to the doc as soon as I could.  The doctor took one look at her and knew it was a pollen allergy. Despite the eye drops she was given, her symptoms grew worse and she ended up with a sever bloody nose.  Once again, we headed back to the doctor.  Now she is on oral medication and she seems to be improving.

Little M, on the other hand, started to produce a bumpy rash all over his face.  I thought he had a milk allergy, because that was the only thing we changed in his diet.  I switched back to formula for a bit, but no change.  Then I realized it was a heat rash.  So we’ve turned up the a/c and have been keeping him out of the sun.  It’s definitely improving.  But now I think he’s teething.  Sigh!

It’s so hard to watch your children in pain or uncomfortable.  I wish I could take it all away.  I’ve definitely been lifting them up in prayer a little more, lately.  And asking God for direction.  I should probably do that more often.

Whatever Wanda Children’s Book {Review and Giveaway}

Disclosure: I wrote this post on behalf of Propeller Consulting, LLC and received a promotional item to thank me for my time.  All opinions regarding Propeller Consulting and Whatever Wanda are my own and were not influenced by other sources.


Do you ever hear your children say something and wonder where they learned it from?  And then you realize, they learned it from you?  That’s what happened to me when my daughter started saying, “whatever.”  I didn’t realize how disrespectful it sounded until she said it to me.  We remind each other, often, that it’s not very polite to say.
When I showed Big C the new book we were reviewing, Whatever Wanda, she promptly said, “That’s not nice to say.”  So we popped open the book to learn a beautiful lesson.

Little Miss Wanda is in need of an attitude adjustment.  She doesn’t want to join her family at the Rubber Duck Days Festival.  When she arrives, she refuses to join in any events or play with her friends.  She soon receives some helpful advice, that sometimes you have to believe something will be great before it actually is.  And that being positive is a choice.
The author, Christy Ziglar, is not only a financial planner and mother of twins.  But she is also the niece of the world’s original optimist, Zig Ziglar!  Christy brings wisdom and advice to a younger audience through her Shine Bright Kids picture book series.  The beautiful pictures are illustrated by Paige Billin-Frye who has illustrated numerous amounts of children’s books.  You can find other titles of the Shine Bright Kids series here.
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Henry Hodges Needs a Friend {Review and Giveaway}

Disclosure:  I wrote this post on behalf of Tommy Nelson and received a promotional item to thank me for my time.  All opinions regarding Tommy Nelson are my and were not influenced by other sources.


I selected this book with Big C in mind.  I thought she would be so excited.  Turns out, she wanted nothing to do with it because it had a boy on the cover.  Really, Big C?!  So I began sharing the story with Little M.  Even though Little M didn’t understand a word I was saying, he was certainly enjoying the pictures.

Later on, Big C finally agreed to let me read the book to her.  And you know what?  She loved it!  I knew she would.  It’s fun and encouraging story about a special friendship.  If your child has ever felt alone or left out, this book is a great reminder that friendship comes in many different forms.
Henry Hodges Needs a Friend is about a little boy who learns to find friendship with a special pet. The book is told in a fun rhyming way with cute pictures.

You can purchase the same book Little M and Big C reviewed for $14.99 from TommyNelson.com or choose from a variety of other faith products.  This book is perfect for children ages 4 – 8.  Be sure to stay connected with Tommy Nelson on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for all their latest products and discounts.

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A Change In Plans

Since moving back to Florida, we’ve been exploring areas we’ve never been before or revisiting them with our kids.  This past weekend, we headed to Plant City to check out the Strawberry Festival for the first time.  But unfortunately, the thirty percent chance of rain, turned into an all day splash zone.

We were pretty disappointed but decided to make the best of it.  My alma mater was just up the road.  As a Pre-K education graduate, I remembered a children’s museum we visited close by.  So, I thought that would be a fun, dry place to take the kiddos.  
We played in the “neighborhood” where Big C pretended to be a firefighter.
These two flew the plane!
And Little M took over the news station.
These were just a few of the highlights from the museum.  After the rain died down a bit, we drove past my college so I could show my family where studied, lived and created so many memories.  I couldn’t believe all that had changed and all that had stayed the same.