**spoiler alert** Is someone you know expecting a new baby? I have a wonderful gift idea for the new mother and father that is sure to put a delightfu**spoiler alert** Is someone you know expecting a new baby? I have a wonderful gift idea for the new mother and father that is sure to put a delightful smile upon their faces- My Keepsake Bible by Sally Ann Wright is a padded hardcover Bible story book that includes beautiful full color artwork by talented illustrator Honor Ayers. Upon opening the front cover, you will find this book belongs, this is me, this is my family(tree) and my progress sections. Then, well-known simplified Bible stories and prayers throughout the book. You will read many of your favorites stories like Noah's Ark, Jonah and the Big Fish, The Baby in the Manger and many more from both the Old and New Testament with scripture taken from the Contemporary English Version Bible.
As a grandmother, I believe sharing the Love of Christ with our children and grandchildren are of major importance. And, My Keepsake Bible by Sally Ann Wright elaborates on this by creating a special memory book that features the additional personal genealogy record that begins with the child to grandparents. Another special inclusion is the growth progress, where the parent can contribute special facts about the special firsts in their child's early months of infant-hood like their first smile, tooth, words, walk and more. What a wonderful keepsake Bible to share with a new mom, a new birth & adoption or christening! ...more
**spoiler alert** When is it good to be slightly jiggly in the middle? When baking a creamy delicious cheesecake!
The Cheesecake Bible by George Geary**spoiler alert** When is it good to be slightly jiggly in the middle? When baking a creamy delicious cheesecake!
The Cheesecake Bible by George Geary is a superb cookbook for anyone that loves to eat, bake, and share creamy delightful cheesecake desserts. Inside, you will find 200 easy-to-follow recipes, sauces and toppings plus dozens of full color photographs that will inspire you to bake the perfect cheesecake for whatever occasion is at hand. It features everything you need to create delicious fail-safe cheesecakes like helpful tips, techniques and frequently asked questions from his students.
I have always wanted to bake a homemade lemon cheesecake. I found several suggestions from "The Cheesecake Bible" like Lemon Curd Swirl Cheesecake, Meyer Lemon Cheesecake, Lemon Meringue Cheesecake, Lemon Mist Cheesecake and more. I decided that my very first homemade cheesecake would be the Lemon Mist Cheesecake because my husband's birthday is coming up and he loves lemon desserts.
I made my shopping list for the ingredients. I almost gave up on using lemon cookies because most of the stores I visited did not carry them until I stumbled upon them at the local Dollar Tree. I bought two packages just to be on the safe side because I was not sure how many would equal 1 1/2 cups of lemon cookie crumbs. There are suggestions located in the "Common Ingredients" section of the cookbook for graham, vanilla wafers, chocolate sandwich cookies and Ritz-style crackers. The great thing about this recipe and many others is that you can alternate the cookie crusts if you cannot find a particular cookie at your favorite market. I could have chosen graham crackers and added lemon zest to it. This was a fun recipe to create from beginning to end.
My first recipe from "The Cheesecake Bible" was a unanimous success. My family and I enjoyed the Lemon Mist Cheesecake with its creamy lemon flavor!...more
I received a complimentary copy of Nature Girl: A Guide to Caring for God's Creation written by the mother and daughter team of Karen Whiting and RebeI received a complimentary copy of Nature Girl: A Guide to Caring for God's Creation written by the mother and daughter team of Karen Whiting and Rebecca White.
Nature Girl: A Guide to Caring for God's Creation is an Eco-friendly guide written from a Christian perspective that is recommended for pre-teen and tween girls. It features a Green List which shares ideas for going green in an A-to-Z listing followed by chapter related topics. Nature Girl is both educational and fun! It is crammed full of both indoor and outdoor activities, crafts, games, fun facts, science experiments, recipes, quizzes and so much more. There are ten chapters and included in each are various Bible scriptures(NIV), quotes from tween girls, interviews and more.
As a home-school parent, I want my children to develop a respect and appreciation for all of God's creation. (Genesis 1:31) I selected Nature Girl to review because I am in agreement that we must teach our children to love and respect our world. I plan on including Nature Girl: A Guide to Caring for God's Creation as as part of our supplemental home-school science curriculum. My youngest daughter loves cooking, crafts and the outdoors. What a wonderful way to teach her about conservation, environmental issues and most importantly becoming better stewards for God's creation! I think they should create a Nature Boy, too. ...more
My family and I were so excited to receive a complimentary copy of The Best Natural Homemade Soaps by Mar Gomez through Robert Rose, Inc. I have beenMy family and I were so excited to receive a complimentary copy of The Best Natural Homemade Soaps by Mar Gomez through Robert Rose, Inc. I have been wanting to learn more about soap making for personal use and gift giving. This beautiful book is filled with amply photographs for each of the 40 olive oil-based moisturizing soap recipes. It features an informative section about the history of soap, helpful preparation, utensils and ingredient guides with step-by-step easy instructions. Each recipe begins with an introduction to the recipe with a beautiful photograph, tips and fun facts and note. You will learn about essential oils and other additives that will aid you in learning how to make beautiful personalized scented moisturizing soaps for your family and friends for any holiday or special occasion. ...more
365 Pocket Prayers for Mothers by Amie Carlson 365 Pocket Prayers for Mothers: Guidance and Wisdom for Each New Day by Amie Carlson is another wonderf365 Pocket Prayers for Mothers by Amie Carlson 365 Pocket Prayers for Mothers: Guidance and Wisdom for Each New Day by Amie Carlson is another wonderful devotional that I will continue to read and reread throughout the year. I enjoy sharing it with my daughters too. Thank you. ...more
One way to help keep the Merry in Christmas is to present gifts that make the heart sing! Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing Deluxe Edition by Sally LloOne way to help keep the Merry in Christmas is to present gifts that make the heart sing! Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing Deluxe Edition by Sally Lloyd-Jones and Jago is the perfect gift this year for the whole family to enjoy! It is presented in a beautiful box set that includes devotional stories and two audio CDs. This whimsically illustrated hardcover devotional consists of 101 inspirational thoughts on faith. The audio devotional is read by award-winning actor David Suchet. The devotional stories are taken from the Bible and the scriptures are from various Bible translations like NIV, NLT, NCV, KJV and others.
"We want people to know that God loves them with a never-stopping, never giving up, unbreaking, always and forever love," says Lloyd-Jones. "Through the text and beautiful art, we want readers to discover that God seeks to know them with an amazing and grace-filled love."
I must say that Jago is an impressive illustrator and artist! The whimsical artwork contribute to making the stories come alive! You will find an astronaut, a rocket, a castle, a ship, a fish riding a penny-farthing and many more. And, for your listening pleasure there are nearly 2 1/2 hours of devotional narration that can make play time, nap time and travel a more enjoyable event!
What a great gift idea for a birthday, baptism, Christmas, Easter or any time! The stories are recommended for children ages 6 to 10. Due to the maturity of many of the stories, I would suggest that parents participate with devotional time.
Loving Heart Designs received a complimentary copy of Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing Deluxe Edition from Zonderkids. ...more
Recently, I received a complimentary copy of The Essential Guide to Home Herbal Remedies by Melaine Wenzel through Robert Rose, Inc.
I have been havinRecently, I received a complimentary copy of The Essential Guide to Home Herbal Remedies by Melaine Wenzel through Robert Rose, Inc.
I have been having a wonderful time reading and browsing through this comprehensive guide that features more than 125 conditions from coughs, sneezes and sore throats to sunburns. There are how-to's on making tinctures, teas, oil infusions, herbal baths and more. Besides the how-to's, you will learn a bit of history, where to find the best quality ingredients, what utensils you need in a natural pharmacy, how-to do aromatherapy and one of my favorite chapters features, the medicinal plants.
There are 81 full colored photographs of medicinal plants featured in the chapter called "Plant Portraits from A - Z." In the plant profiles you learn the name(English and Botanical), where it grows, what it looks like, which parts are used, how to use it, what scientist think of it and caution.
This is a impressive home herbal guide to have in your home and it has something for all ages: birth, pregnancy, women issues, teens, men issues and more. You can discover the joy of creating quality remedies in your own home by educating yourself with The Essential Guide to Home Herbal Remedies by Melanie Wenzel.
Loving Heart Designs received a complimentary copy of The Essential Guide To Home Herbal Remedies by Melanie Wenzel through Robert Rose, Inc(www.robertrose.ca)....more
I received a complimentary copy of The pH Balance Health & Diet Guide for GERD, IBS & IBD by authors Dr. Fraser Smith, Susan Hannah and Dr. DaI received a complimentary copy of The pH Balance Health & Diet Guide for GERD, IBS & IBD by authors Dr. Fraser Smith, Susan Hannah and Dr. Daniel Richardson and published by Robert Rose, Inc. This book immediately peaked my interest because I have children with GI conditions. My oldest daughter was diagnosed with IBD(Crohns Disease) at the age of sixteen. She had complications which resulted in surgery. And, about a decade ago my fourth daughter began to have symptoms of GERD at the age of eight-years-old. She has had relapses every four years since being diagnosed with it.
~ ~ ~ In the United States, approximately seven million people have some symptoms of GERD.
In this book, you will learn what is pH balance, how it is measured and how it can be restored. You will learn the ideal pH level for your body. You will learn about GI basics and therapies, lifestyle changes, medical therapies, complementary therapies and plans, balancing dietary fats, and food reactions. Chapter three begins by introducing you to the ph Balance Diet Program which features topics about food guides, food groups, balancing dietary fats, food reactions and how the diet works. Then it proceeds to the 28-day Meal Plan followed by 175 recipes for breakfast, snacks, lunch and dinner. This book will give you ample information that you need to follow an acid-alkaline balanced diet, and provides current information on common gastrointestinal conditions.
Restore your body’s acid-alkaline balance and enjoy better health and well-being.
At first, the book begins like a quick science lesson taking you back to high school, but it is made easy to understand and follow. I was introduced to many new things and was left with much to ponder about my own health and well-being. It is an awesome resource for future inquiries.
Did you know that the kind of water you drink can contribute to higher acidity in your body?
If you want to find out more, visit www.robertrose.ca. for The pH Balance Health & Diet Guide for GERD, IBS & IBD by Smith, Hannah & Richardson. SRV. $ 24.95 USA...more
I received a complimentary copy of The Cook's Essential Kitchen Dictionary, Second Edition: A Complete Culinary Resource by Jacques L. Rolland throug I received a complimentary copy of The Cook's Essential Kitchen Dictionary, Second Edition: A Complete Culinary Resource by Jacques L. Rolland through Robert Rose, Inc.
French born, acclaimed chef and author, Jacques L. Rolland has went out of his way to offer an entertaining and educational dictionary that is sure to offer hours of pleasure to cooks and foodies all over the world. What's your culinary question? Do you want to learn more about the different varieties of basil, chocolate, coffee or oil? Let the author guide you on a culinary journey by expanding your knowledge of food and your appreciation with this must-have culinary resource.
The second edition has been completely revised with more than 5,000 alphabetized definitions from everyday to exotic words, including words like: gnocchi, kohlrabi, sake, udon, xanthan gum, zabaglione, and many more. It includes many American, British, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish cooking terms plus many words have historical background, cross-referencing, multiple meanings and spellings, subtopics and varieties featured throughout the dictionary.
Cook's Essential Kitchen Dictionary, Second Edition: A Complete Culinary Resource by Jacques L. Rolland would make an awesome gift idea for that new college student, a newly wed couple, a housewarming showering, and just-because gift. I would have loved for someone to have gifted me a copy over three decades ago. I highly recommend this book. And, why not get yourself a copy? You could pick up one for a special friend, too! ...more
Here's a new Christmas holiday book for the whole family to enjoy - Santa’s (Zany, Wacky, Just Not Right!) Night Before Christmas by DK Simoneau and DHere's a new Christmas holiday book for the whole family to enjoy - Santa’s (Zany, Wacky, Just Not Right!) Night Before Christmas by DK Simoneau and David Radman. This beautifully illustrated story takes place in the North Pole with Santa on a very cold Christmas Eve night. Immediately, strange occurrences begin to happen to Santa. You can't wait to turn the page to see what happens next. It's an adorable and fun story that your audience is sure to enjoy!
As a home school parent, I believe that reading is of supreme importance to help facilitate the joy of learning as well as bonding with my children. I loved reading aloud to all my children; especially in the early years. I believe they enjoyed it as well. I long for the opportunity to share the love of books with my grandchildren, too.
Bring a smile to a child's face this holiday season! Read aloud to a child! Listen to them read aloud! If you're a parent, grandparent, teacher, scout leader, or childcare worker then I highly recommend sharing this fun and whimsical story with them. Consider making this book part of your current or new holiday tradition. ...more