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Sunday, November 24, 2013

The Story of Christmas Book Review and Giveaway-#sponsored #giveaway #tommymommy

Posted by Debra Gray-Elliott at 9:32 AM 4 comments
Disclosure: I'm a Tommy Nelson Mommy and received a copy for review. However, all opinions are my own.

I can't believe Christmas is four weeks away! Most kids are thinking about what Santa will bring and have forgotten the true meaning of the season. The Story of Christmas is a wonderful reminder for children ages 0-3, but kids of all ages will adore this cute, durable board book. My grandson and I read The Story of Christmas together because I wanted him to understand the true meaning. 


The true Christmas story in a package kids will love.

This board book is a wonderful way to introduce the miraculous story of Christmas to young hearts. Sweet, rhyming text and adorable illustrations will engage children as parents and grandparents read about the nativity story. The padded cover is a soft but durable format for little hands, and the “carry-me” handle makes it easy for kids to tote this book to bed, to church, in the car, and on-the-go.
The Story of Christmas is one book you need to add to your gift giving list this Christmas. You can purchase a copy for $5.24 at Thomas Nelson or enter to win a copy on the Rafflecopter below.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Itsy Bitsy Christmas Book Review and Giveaway-#tommymommy #review #giveaway #sponsored #christmas

Posted by Debra Gray-Elliott at 6:36 AM 3 comments
Disclosure: I'm a Tommy Nelson Mommy and received a copy for review. However, all opinions are my own.

With Christmas soon approaching, what better gift to give your child than the gift of reading.

If you're a fan of Max Lucado, then you're going to love the story of Itsy and Bitsy two little mice who witness the first Christmas. This charming story brings to live the miracle of God's love and children of all ages will love this book! My grandson and I read Itsy Bitsy Christmas several times and couldn't get enough!

Here's a special treat for your little one: Itsy Bitsy Christmas coloring sheets.


“The King has come! Even for a little one like me.” 
Do you ever feel like you are too small or too ordinary? That is just how Itsy and Bitsy feel. When these two charming little mice hear that a King is coming to Bethlehem, they set off with great enthusiasm to find Him. Along the way, they are met with discouraging words telling them they are too little and unimportant for any king. Just when Itsy and Bitsy begin to believe that they really aren’t big enough for the new King, they learn that Christ the King has indeed come for everyone. 
Crafted by master storyteller Max Lucado, Itsy Bitsy Christmas helps children understand God’s great love and know that He sent His Son for all of us—little or big, young or old. 
Itsy Bitsy Christmas retails for $14.99, but is on sale for $11.24 at Thomas Nelson or you can win your child a copy on the Rafflecopter below.

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Saturday, November 16, 2013

The Purex and Isotoner Sweepstakes has launched! #purex #giveaway #sponsored #isotoner

Posted by Debra Gray-Elliott at 10:01 AM 0 comments
Disclosure: I'm a Purex Insider and this information was provided to me. I received no compensation, but entered to win a gift card.
The Purex and Isotoner Sweepstakes has launched!

ISOTONER smarTouch gloves keep your hands warm while using your touch screen devices. Keep them bright and clean all winter long with Purex liquid detergent and WIN! One grand prize winner will receive an iPad mini + a $500 ISOTONER shopping spree. Ten (10) runners up will get $25 gift card good towards any ISOTONER product!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Pacha's Pajamas Cd's Review #sponsored #review #giveaway

Posted by Debra Gray-Elliott at 1:00 AM 3 comments
Disclosure: This is a compensated post. I received monetary compensation. However, all opinions are my own. 

As a parent are you tired of your kids listening to distracting and distributing music? I know I am and if you're like me you are too! Kids today need more than vulgar and violent lyrics. They need serene and sedate lyrics. Kids need something with educational value and  be entertained at the same time.

With Pacha's Pajamas, not only are kids being entertained, but educated as well.
Who is Pacha and why should your kids listen to her? Pacha is a little girl who is whisk away into the jungle by magical pajamas for a music festival orchestrated by the plants and animals. What she finds is a fascinating world of music and fun. Your kids will enjoy hours of wonderful soothing music and learn about the environment as well.

There are two great Cd's your child can listen to. When my grandson sit down to listen to these great songs and stories, I was thrilled with each message included in words. 

In  A Story Written By Nature Double Album  celebrities such as Cheech Marin along with the Agape Youth Choir bring to life a wonderful magical story with a 2 CD set that includes 28 tracks filled with songs and stories. Volume 1 includes delightful songs such as Pacha's Theme and Wake Up Everybody. My grandson spent hours grooving to the beat and stomping his feet. Your child will also!
Volume 2 focuses on more about nature with songs about frogs and elephants. These wonderful songs are much more than just cute tunes, you're child will learn valuable lessons about the earth and environment.
You can listen to a sample here.
A Story Written By Nature Double Album is available on 2 CD set for $19.99 or digital copy for only $13.99. If you're a parent, this is one investment you want to make for your child's educational future. 

There is also just a CD available with just songs that your  own child can go on a magical journey to the jungle and party like a rock star with Pacha. This CD is available for only $12.99.

Not only will your child enjoy hours of a fun-filled jungle adventure but the price is right as well. Spending $20 to give your child a world away from violence is money well spent.

Also be sure to join Pacha over at Google Hangout today. Fox News is reporting with its team of real foxes! Google Hangout to celebrate the awards Pacha has won and the release of the albums, A Story Written By Nature: The Songs, and A Story Written By Nature Vol. 1 & 2.

My grandson and I give Pacha's Pajamas five stars and two thumbs up not only for the great songs but for the educational value. Your child will come away with a love and respect for nature. So grab your pj's and get ready for a magical jungle concert featuring Pacha and the animals of the jungle!

To join in the fun be sure to check out FB, Twitter, Pinterest, and You Tube.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Rock Harbor Search and Rescue: Lost and Found Review and Giveaway #sponsored #tommymommy #giveaway

Posted by Debra Gray-Elliott at 7:12 AM 3 comments
Disclosure: I'm a Tommy Nelson Mommy and I received a copy of this book for review. However, all opinions are my own.

Rock Harbor Search and Rescue: Lost and Found is book 2 in the mystery series by bestselling fiction author Colleen Coble and I have to say one of her best! If your child hasn't read the series they're missing out on a great mystery series! My grandson has both books in the series and loves them. Rock Harbor Search and Rescue: Lost and Found will take your child into a world of mystery and keep them enthralled. Collen Coble weaves mystery throughout the pages. The main character is a modern day Nancy Drew. This book is recommended for 7-12 year old's, but kids of all ages will love this mystery. You can purchase  Rock Harbor Search and Rescue: Lost and Found for $9.99 or win a copy on the Rafflecopter below.

You can see my review of book 1 here.


An old photo brings a shocking revelation and it’s up to Emily and her best friend Olivia to solve the case!
Fourteen-year-old Emily O’Reilly and her best friend Olivia Webster have a knack for solving mysteries. Emily has been busily training her new puppy Sherlock to be a Search and Rescue dog so that the two can lead search-and-rescue missions someday. So when Emily stumbles across an old photo of Olivia’s adoption day—a fact that has never been revealed to Olivia—the two quickly decide to uncover the mysterious details surrounding Olivia’s birth parents.
But the two bite off more than they can chew as they dig into learning more about Olivia’s adoption without notifying her parents. And to make matters worse, Emily’s mother Marika, a convicted felon recently released on parole, will stop at nothing to contact her daughter—a fact that Emily is not happy about.
When her beloved stepmother Naomi disappears, Emily takes it upon herself to connect the dots and conduct her own snow-bound search-and-rescue mission with Sherlock. Will Emily ever find the secret behind Naomi’s disappearance? And will Olivia ever learn the truth about her adopted parents?
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