Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Hermie, a Common Caterpillar - Review

We just received and read Hermie, a Common Caterpillar
by Max Lucado.  We've always loved Hermie, and especially
God's loving message to him, "I'm not finished with you yet!"
So, we were all excited to get this new version.

The message is sweetly delivered, in a fun manner.  My
three year old loved everything about it.  My 7-year old
loved that he could easily read the book.  All of that makes
this mom smile, not to mention it's a beautiful book.

You really can't go wrong with anything Max Lucado
delivers, and this is now on my list of faves.  Go get it...
and grab one for a friend!

***I received this book free of charge from BookSneeze, in exchange for an honest
review.  My thoughts were not influenced in any manner.***

Thursday, September 22, 2011

ZhuZhu Pets® movie: the Quest for Zhu™

Do your kids love ZhuZhu Pets?  Then, check this out...

It's the final Trailer Tuesday before the grand debut of the ZhuZhu Pets® movie: the Quest for Zhu™. We have got a spectacular surprise for Zhu: A sneak peak of the adorable music video, "No Place Like Here™." Watch as Jilly the cheerleader sings this catchy song and gives you a sneak peek of scenes from the movie. Not only do the ZhuZhu Pets show off their incredible musical talents, but you get a firsthand glimpse of our loveable cast and the land of Zhu!  
Don't forget to check out the Quest for Zhu when it hits shelves this September 27th. You won't want to miss this lively tale full of adventure, humor, and song where Pipsqueak learns that sometimes all you've ever dreamed of is simply waiting for you at home!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Are you ready for Christmas???

It’s Christmas in September!

To celebrate the release of her first Christmas book, Suzanne Woods Fisher has teamed up with her publisher, Revell, to bring you the "Christmas in September" iPad Giveaway! The winner will be announced on 9/27 at the A Lancaster County Christmas Facebook Party! Details below. Tell your friends and join in the fun (9/7-9/27).

Oh and be sure to follow the blog tour here - many of the bloggers have copies of the book to giveaway! 

Suzanne and Revell will be presenting one merry winner with a Christmas Prize Pack (valued at over $600):

  • A Brand New iPad 2 with Wi-Fi
  • $25 gift certificate to iTunes
  • A copy of A Lancaster County Christmas

To enter, click one of the icons below. But, hurry the giveaway ends on 9/26.

But, wait! There's more! The winner will be announced at the A Lancaster County Christmas Facebook Party on 9/27 at Suzanne's author page. During the party she'll be revealing something *BIG* - you won't want to miss it. She'll also be hosting a book chat, trivia contest and giving away a few early Christmas presents! Hope to see you there.

Enter via E-mail Enter via FacebookEnter via Twitter

The Hellmann's Chicken-Challenge!

Watch celeb dad and actor Mark Consuelos, renowned chef Tim Love and lifestyle expert Sissy Biggers try to win over the crowd and champion for their favorite Hellmann's chicken recipe.

What:   Hellmann's Live Chicken Challenge
Where: Live stream at
When:  Tuesday, Sept. 20th at 12:10pm EST

Like Twitter?  Watch @MarkConsuelos @cheftimlove & @sissybigg face off for @Hellmanns #ChickenChallenge! Tue 9/20 @ 12:10PM ET

And, don't forget to visit to try one of the weekly Challenge recipes, vote for your favorites, and enter the weekly sweepstakes.

Disclosure: I was entered for a chance to win a Hellmann's® prize package in exchange for this post.  No monetary exchange took place. All opinions are my own.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Gabby, God's Little Angel

This first book in a delightful new series by Shelia Walsh offers a comforting message for young readers-God loves you very much and is always watching over you!

What little girl wouldn't love her very own guardian angel? Parents and children alike will be won over by this humorous tale of Gabby, a guardian angel in training who has much to learn about taking care of God's little ones. Her new assignment is to protect a young girl named Sophie, but Gabby soon realizes that watching after Sophie is a bigger challenge than she had expected! After a close call while riding her pony, Sophie learns what the Bible says about guardian angels: "He will put his angels in charge of you. They will watch over you wherever you go" (Psalm 91:11 ICB).

(Official release on September 20th)