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Giveaways 4/24

New Spring Collection Giveaway!

Growing a Green Planet Giveaway Event

Puritan’s Pride Giveaway!

Go Green for Earth Day Giveaway Sweepstakes

Life is good. Coffee Giveaway!

Win a #PS4 from #OrangeOnions!

Enter to Win Icelandic Moisture Before You Can Buy It

Spring into #NewTraditions w/ Farberware and ENTER TO WIN 1 of 3 cookware prizes!

Win a #coach handbag!

Martinez Salsa Giveaway

Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed Giveaway

Nature’s Sleep GIVEAWAY

#GetOutStayOut Giveaway! Goal Zero is giving away a Lighthouse 250 Solar Kit every day, enter here:

Win a Ninja Cooking System!

Passport to Polar Bears #Sweepstakes

30 Days of Diamonds Giveaway

Posted in Book Reviews

It’s a God Thing: Dr. Charles L. Roesel

Its a God Thing Cover SM (Inside Front)Matthew 28:18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.

You may recognize these Scriptures. They’re also known as the Great Commission. Some may believe this refers to foreign missions alone, but what about those in need where we are, in our communities?
Author Photo Pastor Charles L. Roesel of First Baptist Church of Leesburg, Florida has been devoted to this call. By following Jesus’ command, he & the members of his church have developed a rescue mission, a children’s shelter, a pregnancy care center, a women’s center, & other such ministries. Who better to teach us the ‘Powerful Results of Ministry Evangelism’?

In his book, Dr. Roesel directs us on how to care for people’s needs, body, soul, & spirit. There is much here to be savored by every child of God. Regardless of the size of one’s church, needs can be met in Jesus’ Name.People who are fed & loved are much more responsive to Christ’s love.

With ‘real talk’ & straight answers, Dr. Roesel explains his implementation of practical means to fulfill the Great Commission while loving our neighbors as ourselves. After all, faith & works go together. This book will encourage you to get out into the world & get your hands dirty, so to speak. He is honest the hesitance he encountered in his congregation. But, it’s also crystal clear that the hesitance didn’t stop him a bit.
Included are more than one hundred ideas for ministry within the church geared specifically for groups within the church, as well as ideas for community needs. Allow Dr. Roesel to spark a passion for needs in your heart. While the book itself is a fairly quick read & goes at a brisk pace, it is jam-packed with pastoral wisdom & guidance. Recommend it for small group discussion in your church. Members of clergy & church leaders should definitely read it to expand their church’s reach.
A definite must read- it’s a 5 star piece.
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. More info is available through the publisher: Also available as an eBook & can be purchased through Amazon.

Posted in Product Reviews, Weight Loss/Fitness

Ozeri Weight Master II {Review}

Ozeri 014            Ozeri has been an industry leader for as long as I can remember. Further proof of their amazing innovations is their newest product, the Ozeri Weight Master II 440lbs Digital BMI Scale with Color Alert Technology.

As someone who is still on her weight loss journey (down 37-1/2 lbs. with more to go), I understand that my scale is as important as my exercise equipment. If your readings aren’t accurate, how do you know how far you’ve come? Ozeri understands this concept & it shows!

In the Weight Master II, you’ll find a scale that not only rounds to the nearest 100 grams, but also holds your own personal profile for you. No more notebooks or journals. Numbers are between you & your scale! Confidentiality is important when you’re starting out & having trouble with motivation. Each time you step on, your scale remembers you & will show you comparisons. BMI is displayed for a full 15 seconds.Ozeri 013

Net Weights changes are shown in color. Now that’s new! I’ve not seen another scale that shows changes in a color format. I love it. Red shows gain while green shows loss. Watch your weight trend over the past 3, 7, & 30 days. Wow! Talk about a smart scale! Most days, I can’t remember where my car keys are, so thank goodness this little beauty remembers details!Ozeri 015

Our friends at Ozeri raise the bar even further by providing Microban technology. Microban is an antimicrobial product protection. It’s one more way that Ozeri cares for us & our health.

Full instructions for entering your information into the scale are provided & very easy to understand. To me, that’s important. If there is too much information to digest, most often, we’ll skip the product. Who has time for complicated devices? But, this scale is amazingly simple to operate. I simply love it.

With all these fantastic products on the market, what great thing will Ozeri make next? I can’t wait to find out!

I was provided with the aforementioned product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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Nature’s Sleep GIVEAWAY

Giveaway will run from April 24  through May 8 at 11 PM (CST). If the giveaway form doesn’t appear, just click the words ENTRY form. A New tab will open 🙂


Welcome to the Nature’s Sleep Memory Foam Slippers Giveaway!

Sponsored by: Nature’s Sleep

Hosted by: Gloriously Green Gal & Savory Savings

#giveaway #memoryfoam

For many, there is nothing better than coming home from work and changing into a comfy, cozy outfit (i.e. yoga pants and a tshirt – anyone with me on that?) – the best way to complete your cozy ensemble is with a pair of comfortable slippers!  Nature’s Sleep makes comfortable, durable and quality memory foam slippers that will had the ahh- to your ah-mazing comfort zone!

Krista over at Savory Savings had the chance to review the Nature’s Sleep memory foam slippers and shared her thoughts in this review.

How would you like to win a pair of memory foam slippers from Nature’s Sleep?  If you would like a chance to win, enter with the Giveaway Tool below.  If you have won a Nature’s Sleep giveaway anytime from another blog in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win this giveaway.  The giveaway will run from April 24, 2013 through May 8, 2014 at 11 PM CST and is open to US residents, ages 18 and older.  Entries will be verified.  Winner will be notified via email (consider adding to your safe list) – winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be selected.

Good Luck!

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Giveaways 4/23

#GetOutStayOut Giveaway! Goal Zero is giving away a Lighthouse 250 Solar Kit every day, enter here:

Martinez Salsa Giveaway

Win a #PS4 from #OrangeOnions!  Visit

California Delicious Giveaway

Win $100 Amazon Gift Card Plus A Kindle Fire HDX

Zipadee Zip Giveaway!

Winning Moves Giveaway

Spring Into Books Giveaway!

The Amazing Spiderman 2 Giveaway

Spring into #NewTraditions w/ Farberware and ENTER TO WIN 1 of 3 cookware prizes!

Enter to Win BeautiControl’s Pop of Pink Moisturizing Body Foam!

Puritan’s Pride Giveaway!

Growing a Green Planet Giveaway Event

Euro-Pro Ninja Kitchen System Pulse Giveaway

30 Days of Diamonds Giveaway

Passport to Polar Bears Sweepstakes

Balance Bar Giveaway


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Life is good. Coffee Giveaway!

The giveaway goes live at 7pm Central Time 4/23 and it ends at 11pm on 5/7 Central Time.
It is open to US residents ages 18+
Two winners will each receive 3 bags of coffee from Life is good.
If the form fails to appear, click on the words ENTRY FORM. A new tab will open for ya!

Life is good. Coffee Giveaway Hosted by Pea of Sweetness

Sponsored by Life is good.

Co-Hosted by Deals of Sweetness

Life is Good Giveaway

In today’s fast-paced, multitasking society, busy coffee aficionados rarely take a moment to slow down. Coffee breaks used to be about taking a moment to pause and reconnect. Today, coffee breaks have turned into a grab-and-go affair. In celebration of its new coffee line, Life is good® encourages you to slow down and bring back the coffee break – a simple 15-minute time-out to sip slowly, reconnect and reflect on what happiness means to you!

Emilee from both Pea of Sweetness and Deals of Sweetness loves coffee but definitely doesn’t take many moments to slow down. She was intrigued by their philosophy and unique flavors. She got to try the Smore to Love, Dark is Daring and Happy Medium. See her Life is good. coffee review to see what she thought!

Two winners will each receive three bags of coffee from Life is good. (ARV $23.97). This giveaway begins on 4/23 at 7pm and ends on 5/7 at 11:00pm (times are Central) and is open to US residents ages 18+. Please refer to the full terms and conditions in the Giveaway Tools.

Disclosure: Emilee from Pea of Sweetness and Deals of Sweetness received free product in exchange for an honest review. Participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.

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Jacks: A Novel: Trevor Rudolph Higgenbotham

_225_350_Book.1174.coverSYNOPSIS: In this stirring novel, a tender and tough chaplain named Jacks reflects on faith in the face of the changing medical profession. He helps patients and their families navigate and journey together in the complicated maze called the academic medical center.

            Based solely on the synopsis, I imagined the book would be a bit like Forrest Gump was in regards to format. It reads more like an autobiography than a novel. Had it not been for the notation ‘A Novel’ on the cover, I would have believed that it wasn’t fiction.

While both the main character & plot line seem promising, I was drastically let down. Had the author simply relied on storytelling & not tried so hard to be ‘deep’, the story would’ve flowed beautifully on its own. Unfortunately, what we ended up with was a Hodge podge of mixed thoughts & unnecessary vocabulary. Actually, somewhere in there, was a fabulous story begging to be told. Simply put, the author over-thought it.

Jacks had potential as a main character & would’ve succeeded in having one-on-one interaction with one particular example of using his faith in his field. Medical careers are always intriguing in novels. Perhaps our author will re-write him into a more clear-cut role.

As always, if you’re so inclined, give it a try & decide for yourself. I received a copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.