Monday, July 29, 2019

The Thankful Unicorn by Hayley Rose

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Inside the Book

Title: THE THANKFUL UNICORN
Author: Haley Rose
Publisher: Flowered Press
Pages: 68 (softcover) 28 (hardcover)
Genre: Tweens/Teens/Adults
BOOK BLURB:
If you like unicorns, you’ll love The Thankful Unicorn! The coloring book and gratitude journal in one.
The Thankful Unicorn is filled with inspiring quotes, positive actions and whimsical unicorn scenes that will be sure to delight even the young at heart, leading to a more confident, kind and creative child.
This innovative and uplifting book is all about building self-esteem, promoting positivity and inspiring creativity in young girls and boys.
Do you have an blossoming writer?  Someone who likes to record their thoughts and inspirations?  This coloring / gratitude journal is just the thing for them.  A book where they can release their inner thoughts and be creative in the process.  Journal entry is a two page spread featuring prompts, a quote and a whimsical coloring scene to color/doodle and then hang in your favorite place to help you stay inspired every time you see it. 



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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

I Can Only Imagine by Bart Millard

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Ages 0 - 2 Years & 3 - 5 Years by: Bart Millard

Encourage your children’s sense of wonder and faith with I Can Only Imagine for Little Ones. This book is inspired by the hit song by MercyMe. This delightful board book will capture your family’s childlike faith and imagination.

What an awesome book to introduce a friendship with Jesus to young children.  I love the hard board book.  It is nice and sturdy to with stand little hands.  A whimsical book that kids of all ages will adore.  It is written in sing song rhyme rhythm..poetry.  There are key words that jump off the page in different font.   The picture are bight and bold and add so much to the words.   It is a book I'm sure your kids will ask to be read to them over and over again.  A book that we will add to our church library. 

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Powerful Prayers for Your Daughter by Rob and Joanna Teigen


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Powerful Prayers for Your Daughter: Praying for Every Part of Her Life

by Rob and Joanna Teigen

From the moment your little girl was born, you knew you were going to be doing a lot of praying. So you may wonder, What exactly should I be praying for?

Collecting specific prayers you can use, along with stories from other parents about how God has answered their prayers, Rob and Joanna Teigen give you a strong foundation to build a lifelong habit of praying for your daughter. They also help you understand what girls go through growing up, including stress, purity issues, social pressure, modesty challenges, spiritual growth, and more.

Remember: you may not always understand your daughter, but God does! Start asking him for guidance, protection, and blessings today.


Wish I would have had this book about 25 years ago.  I offered to review this book in hopes of helping me find some ideas for prayers for my adult daughters.  The prayers in this book are aimed for younger aged girls school aged, teens, etc.  It is an excellent resource for those that have younger daughters, but not much so for those that have adult daughters.  As a mother of two adult daughters I needed to be using these prayers long before 18-21 years of age.  Don't get me wrong it is an excellent book, the themes/topics are right on for younger aged daughters.  I need topics for now that they are adult and married or single and on their own. I am so thankful that the Holy Spirit knows even before I pray what my adult daughters needs are.  As I pray for them He takes their needs to the throne of God for this mom.   

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Sunday, December 30, 2018

Where Wishes Grow by Chris Sarracini

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Title: WHERE WISHES GROW
Author: Chris Sarracini
Publisher: Brownridge Publishing
Pages: 56
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
BOOK BLURB:
Where Wishes Grow… is the story of eight-year-old Maggie, a pensive and courageous dreamer, whose big heart starts to break when her grandmother becomes bedridden and sick with no recovery in sight. Fortunately Maggie has some wishes in mind to breathe life into Nana and is about to learn the secret for making them come true.

Watching Nana’s health fail has been difficult for Maggie and so now much of her time is spent dreaming up wishes for ways she can help her. Maggie conjures up three wishes for Nana she desperately wants to come true: for Nana to see again to enjoy her favorite beautiful things, for her to walk again to visit her favorite places, and for her to speak again so that she and Maggie can sing their favorite songs. The problem is, with wishes this important, Maggie wants to be sure she can realize them; wishing upon stars that may be long dead or relying on birthday candle hoopla just won’t cut it. Thankfully, Maggie’s mother knows the secret for turning wishes into reality…you’ve got to write each wish down and then go plant each one in just the right place. And, as Maggie discovers, retelling the story of how each wish was planted turns out to be the most magical part.

This book is whimsical and makes you feel as if you are with Maggie right there making her wishes for her Nana's health.  I made many connections reading this book as my own mother who will be 81 on Jan 6th is in poor health.  All the wishes I'd love to give to my mother...good health  yes I know that the new body she will have as she passes from earth to Heaven and at this point in her life that is the only relief she'll get when God calls her home.  She's ready to go Home and be with Dad and my brother.  But we are sad for her to leave us.  The book makes you dream along with Maggie that is for sure.  The illustrations help set the mood.  Very well done for sure.  


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Meet the Author


Chris Sarracini has been working in the comic book and film industries for over 15 years. In addition to writing for a number of successful comic book favorites including TRANSFORMERS, STREET FIGHTER and DARK MINDS, his own creations include FATE OF THE BLADE and CASA NOSTRA. As a screenwriter, he has worked with Universal Pictures, Disney and Nasser Entertainment. His most recent publication is the children’s picture book WHERE WISHES GROW…

Chris lives with his family in Toronto where he continues to create and write.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The Nutcracker And The Four Realms with giveaway

The holidays are coming and so is the Nutcracker and the Four Realms in theaters on November 2

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This quilt I made with love for my mother.  It took 3 &1/2 years from start to finish to make it.  I completed it for Mother's Day 2014.  She asked that I make her the cross-stitch saying so I found a picture to go with the saying.  Then had nieces and nephews each make a block which features the cousins and their offspring to go along with the saying.  My mom had no idea this was being made for her.  She tells me it will be gifted back to me at her memorial service whenever that may be.  Lots of love was put into this quilt.

You can read the full quilt saga at this link


About The Movie (Synopsis)
All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It’s there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world. Starring Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Disney’s new holiday feature film “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” is directed by Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston, and inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale.  “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” releases in theaters on November 2.






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Please leave a comment to  be entered in a drawing we will be giving away a digital Fandango gift card to see this wonderful holiday movie.  The gift card has a $40 value for you to enjoy this delightful film with your family and/or friends.
 

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Monday, August 6, 2018

Dog Days coming to theaters Aug. 8th

Our daughter and son-in-law had their dog in their wedding last aug.
Izzy, the dog, was well dressed at the wedding with a tutu made by my daughter
Izzy let us know real quick.  Tutu or not she was going to be in all the pictures.
and I mean alllllll the pictures. 


 
SYNOPSIS:  DOG DAYS is a hilarious and heartfelt ensemble comedy that follows the lives of multiple dog owners and their beloved fluffy pals.  When these human and canine’s paths start to intertwine, their lives begin changing in ways they never expected.  This is a sweet film about the joy our furry friends bring into our lives and what they can teach us about treating people with kindness and compassion.  DOG DAYS releases in theaters in August 8.

Staring.....

Nina Dobrev

Vanessa Hudgens





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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

LaLa feels Blah-la by Tela Kayne

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Inside the Book

Title: LALA FEELS BLAH-LA
Author: Tela Kayne
Publisher: The Virtue Agency
Pages: 30
Genre: Children’s Picture Book

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BOOK BLURB:
Welcome to LaLa’s World: Where kids learn how to be the change!
In this newly released children’s book, “LaLa Feels Blah-La,” a young girl and her stuffed bear wake up feeling blah for no apparent reason. LaLa’s mom teaches her to be mindful of her feelings and turn her mood around with the flip of a coin. Perfect for young readers, LaLa Feels Blah-La , teaches children to be more mindful of their feelings and manage their mood swings.

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LaLa Feels Blah-la is nice short story to help children learn that they have control of their feelings.  They are the only ones that can turn their feelings around.  No one change their feelings except them.  It is a short quick to the point read.  Not many words on a page which is what many kids look at when they open a book.  An excellent teaching tool/resource.  The illustrations are big and bold.  They are easy for a whole group/class to see if you wish to read it for a class read aloud.   

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Meet the Author

As the daughter of a librarian, Tela Kayne grew up reading countless literary works of all genres in quiet corners of the local library. She developed the love of writing at an early age, penning theatrical productions that were performed in the family living room for an audience of loved ones. She officially began her creative career as a young actress in Atlanta, having appeared on stage in a variety of roles including Puck of Midsummer Night’s Dream and Alice in Alice in Wonderland.

After graduating college Summa Cum Laude from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and working a short stint in the “real world,” she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film. After securing her Screen Actor’s Guild membership through appearances on television shows like G vs E, The Parkers and Get Real as well as films like Down to You, Almost Famous, and Disney’s The Kid, she decided to garner more behind-the-camera experience. She secured internships at Scott Rudin Productions, one of Hollywood’s most prolific and demanding producers and Mostow Lieberman Productions (U-571) at Universal Studios. She soon accepted a paid position with executive producer Chris Sievernich and discovered her love of screenplay development, running the coverage department for Kinowelt USA and assisting in the development of projects like Nurse Betty, The Wedding Planner and Welcome to Collinwood. After several years of working in Hollywood, she returned home to Atlanta in 2001 to focus on a career in strategic marketing.

As president and founder of The Virtue Agency, an integrated content development and marketing agency, Tela has spent the last fifteen years writing content and maximizing brand exposure and engagement for clients. She has authored articles that appear on MarketWatch (WSJ), Yahoo! Finance, MNN.com, EWG.org, and HealthyChild.org. She is also entering into the literary world with the release of LaLa Feels Blah-La, Book 1 of her debut children’s series, LaLa’s World.

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