Posted in 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

2014 Holiday Gift Guide Presents: Which Way USA

WWUSA CollageFor 65 years, Highlights has been an icon in children’s learning. By creating a captivating magazine just for kids, they’ve made education fun & exciting.

WWUSA LogoNow, they’ve launched a sister program, Which Way USA. Highlights have made geography into a game without the boring, repetitious way a lot of us learned our States. Through a subscription program, every 4 weeks, 2 new State collections will be delivered right to your door.

Included in each pack is:
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2 State Puzzle Book and Map

32-page illustrated Puzzle Books

Kid-friendly, geographically accurate State Maps

Collectible License-Plate Key Tags from each state

Access codes to online play

BONUS Game Guide and a Key-Tag Ring with first shipment

In the first shipment, your child will also receive: a Free State Set, PLUS a Game Guide and Key-Tag Ring! Once they receive this first shipment, they’re going to want to collect all 50 states. For a nominal fee, you can also add a US wall map & stickers. The wall map is awesome & we’ve added it to our homeschool corner. Instead of the usual bland maps seen in classrooms, this one is vibrant & features specific, state-related pictures.

As part of Which Way USA, children will participate in the Great American Pule Challenge. Facing off against a comedy team of competitors, they’ll sharpen their problem-solving skills while learning fantastic geographical information. Don’t you wish we’d had this as kids? Before you know it, they’ll be rattling off their states with confidence.

Kids ages 6 & up will never look at geography as ‘that boring class’ again. Which Way USA is too much fun not to love! Plus, Highlights is a company we parents know & trust. With their brand name on it, you know your family is receiving insightful instruction & that Highlights’ products are safe for them to use.

Grandparents, this is the perfect Holiday gift for your grandkids. You’ll be giving them fun AND education in one. Long after the video games have lost their novelty, Highlights will still be coming in the mail to them. Homeschoolers, this is a great addition to your classroom, especially with the wall map. We know how expensive curriculum is, but Highlights is affordable and something you’ll keep coming back to. If your kids attend a brick & mortar school, you won’t find a better study aid for them. Consider this as a teachers’ holiday gift, too.

In honor of the launch, Highlights is generously offering to bless on DMO3 reader with SIX MONTHS of Which Way USA!!!! By providing your email, you may receive an occasional (NOT SPAM) email from Highlights.

I received the aforementioned product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine.
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Posted in 2014 Holiday Gift Guide, Jewelry, Product Reviews

2014 Holiday Gift Guide Presents Vanett

vanett 001There’s no doubt that many women are asking for gifts of jewelry for the holidays. Not only does it make us feel pretty, but it can add that ‘Wow’ factor to any outfit.
For accessories you’ll want to wear all year long, turn to Vanett. Must-have jewelry, scarves, sunglasses & charms- find them all at unbelievable prices!
vanett 004For this review, we’ll focus on two specific pieces, but there’s not a piece on the site that I don’t absolutely love! First, let’s talk bracelets. This Gold Flexible Wire with Rhinestones Bracelet is sold individually but fabulous as a group. With a $4 price tag, why not get more than 1? Whether you’re wearing jeans & a sweater or going office chic, these bracelets are the perfect addition. They look like a million bucks without having to spend that much!
vanett 009I wore them as an outstanding trio with a casual outfit to go out with the family. Everywhere we went; I got compliments on them & asked where I got them.
vanett 006Now let’s talk statement necklaces with a necklace that definitely makes a statement! This Jade Natural Gemstone Statement Necklace is stunning to look at & fun to wear. Honestly, I can’t believe it has a $15 price tag. It’s such a quality piece. Natural gemstones are set in a gold setting are complimentary to any skin tone.
I love the chain length (16-18 inches, adjustable). It hung beautifully with a blouse & definitely catches people’s eyes. I received as many compliments on this piece, if not more, than on the bracelets. The green color is bold, but not overbearing. It’s comfortable enough to wear all day plus versatile enough to wear into the night.
All of Vanett’s pieces uphold a high standard. Not only are they making beauty affordable, but they make fashion fun. Their site is filled with impeccable pieces that women flip over. If you have a wedding coming soon, stretch your budget by purchasing gorgeous wedding jewelry from Everything is under $30!
Such care is taken with every order. Each piece comes in its own gift box, whether or not it’s a gift! I don’t know of any other company that does that. When a company cares enough to ship their product that carefully, it speaks to their character & customer appreciation. I love companies that care.
In a generous gesture, Vanett has offered a 20% discount on all orders when you use the code “DevotedMommy’. I really appreciate their willingness to bless my readers! So, now you can Holiday shop to your heart’s content on plus take 20% off their already low prices!
Be sure to visit them soon & check out their latest news & items on social media. You can find them at the following Medias:

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I received the aforementioned products in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine.

Posted in 2014 Holiday Gift Guide, Book Reviews

2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Best Gifts For Clergy

Clergy fall into 2 gift-giving categories. Either ‘they have everything’ or ‘I-don’t know what to get them’. A great way to show that you appreciate them is to give them a gift that helps them grow in the Spiritual walk.
Zondervan now offers the NIV Once-A-Day Bible for Leaders. Great for committing to spend time in God’s Word daily, this Bible is precisely organized for busy leaders. Daily readings offer bite-sized devotions from either the Old or New Testament. There are 365. Leaders will also be treated to inspirational messages from great men & women of God such as Max Lucado & Chuck Swindoll.
Reading plans are also included such as reading through the Bible in one year. But, this plan doesn’t have dates. It uses numbers to keep track along with check boxes.
You’ll notice that this Bible is slightly different from those that you’ve seen before. Instead of the traditional Genesis through Revelation set-up, page one begins with Day 1 & a hand-picked reading for the day. For instance, Day 54 has readings from Leviticus, Mark, & Psalm.
I love the way it is done. It keeps your Bible reading fresh & instead of knowing exactly what Book, chapter & verse you’re headed to next, it’s a bit of a surprise for you. After all clergy do for us, it’s nice that Zondervan has offered something just for them.
It’s a 5 star present & they will definitely appreciate your thoughts & efforts.
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine.

Posted in 2014 Holiday Gift Guide, Jewelry, Product Reviews


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Pearls have long been an icon of classic beauty. Princess Diana, Audrey Hepburn, & Sophia Loren have all incorporated pearls into their ensembles. But, often, pearls get a rep of being jewelry for older ladies. Pearl & Clasp is changing that notion with their still classic yet modern pearl jewelry.

Making luxury affordable, Pearl & Clasp offers an array of timeless pieces such as these perfect button earrings. Offered in pink, white, or black, they are the ‘little black dress’ of earrings. Their perfect shape & delicate design are complimentary to any outfit. Best of all, they never go out of style. They can follow you from season to season. Priced at $24, you can choose all 3 colors & still stay budget-conscious.

I love the color & how comfortable they are to wear. You almost forget that you’re wearing earrings.bb5 s 017

Pearl & Clasp knows style! After all, they are based in New York’s Diamond District. Whether you need a style pick-me-up for Holiday parties or are looking for an elegant gift for the stylish ladies on your gift list, Pearl & Clasp has you covered. With free shipping on orders over $75, you can complete your recipient list in no time while saving money.

Does your mom have a pearl necklace that’s seen better days? Pearl & Clasp offers free restringing with a purchase of a new clasp! What a treat that would be for her! Brides will adore their selection of Bridal jewelry. Spend some time on the site to watch videos of pearl tips & fall in love with their jewelry.

Currently, if you sign up for their newsletter, you get 15% off your first order. Avoid the Holiday rush & shop with them now.

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I received the aforementioned product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine.




Posted in 2014 Holiday Gift Guide, Food, Product Reviews

2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Happy Curry Foods

curry 001Add some spice to your Holiday Season! If you have food lovers on your gift list, this year you need to visit Happy Curry Foods! Based out of Salem, Oregon, Happy Curry Foods is the place for exotic, healthy foods.

curry 002Featuring Shiba brand, made here in the US, you’ll find luscious, made from scratch chutney. Nine separate chutneys are available in flavors you’ll want to have on hand. At $7 each, they are very affordable & perfect for creating the perfect gift basket for your favorite foodie. Each jar is 4 ounces & will have your recipient expressing their culinary creativity!curry 004

Don’t stop there. Keep the food themes going with curry paste. Slow cooked with pure ingredients, fans of cooking reality shows will adore have top notch pastes to use. Each four ounce jar goes a long way, too. It will cook 4-6 lbs. of meat or 6-8 lbs. of vegetables! Now that’s economical! Ten different pastes are offered.curry 005

Cooks who love their spices will flip for those offered by Happy Curry. They offer Ghee (Clarified Butter) with its nutty aroma, Spice Jar ( In Turmeric, curry, sweet spice or popping seeds), & Spice Packets ( different varieties in smaller sites). Personally, I’d add these as part of a food gift basket & add a number of the spice packets to stockings.

Winter is a great time to experiment with comfort foods. Your recipient will be cooking up a storm all winter long. But, don’t forget your own culinary needs. Purchase a few chutneys & pastes for yourself too. Holiday Party guests will be dishing out the compliments all night! Better yet, host a food party where guests can create their own exotic dishes with all the wonderful items from Happy Curry Foods!

Don’t forget the kids, either. My boys love cooking & I’m sure your kids & grandkids do too. Try some new recipes, like those featured at Create new holiday traditions by cooking together or enhance traditions already in place with new spices, pastes & chutneys. Any way you slice it, you can’t go wrong!curry 003

Not only are the food choices magnificent, but the company itself is, too. The wonderful people who run Happy Curry are generous  & kind. The shipping is quick plus they delicately package every item so consumers won’t have to worry about damaged goods.

You simply have to stop by their site to see their phenomenal prices & foods!

I received the aforementioned products in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine.


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