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Peppa Pig Bubbles

I know, I know – I’ve talked about Peppa Pig before. And I know, my own girls have passed the stage where they’re captivated by adorable animated animals speaking with British accents. But I haven’t! So, today I’d like to introduce you to another Peppa Pig DVD called Bubbles. It features 14 “peppasodes” for a […]

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Devotional books — if you’re like me, you’ve read a few. More than a few, most likely. Each has its own flavor. These days, many devotional books seem to be very “real”/transparent. They’re full of the grief and sorrows of life, and they assure us that God is with us through it all. While that’s […]

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I have been a fan of children’s author/illustrator Jan Brett for years. She draws adorable, enchanting animals, and it was her depictions of hedgehogs that led to our getting hedgehogs of our own as pets. Years ago, she visited Fort Wayne, and I brought the girls to hear her. When I learned that she was […]

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Susie’s Hope DVD Review

Those of you who know me in real life know that I’m a true animal lover. I’m the one “liking” all the adoptable animal posts on Facebook. I donate food and toys to the shelter. And, we have several pets ourselves — currently, a rabbit, a hedgehog, and a chinchilla. So, I was the perfect […]

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You know I am a VeggieTales fan; ever since my girls were little, I have appreciated the wit and humor of these friendly vegetables. Now, there are more opportunities for you and your kids to experience a little “vegetable soup” of creativity, thanks to Netflix. Yes, on Netflix: the new VeggieTales In The House series […]

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Let’s jump right into November’s book reviews: “Saving CeeCee Honeycutt” is the tale of, well, CeeCee Honeycutt. She’s 12, and her life is not great. She lives with her largely absent dad and her mentally nuts mom, who ends up dying when she (accidentally? no one knows) runs into the path of an oncoming truck, […]

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Thanks to Hallmark for an ornament to review, and for providing the giveaway ornament. No compensation was received, and all opinions are my own. Christmas — I just love it! As a child, I remember sitting in the back seat of the car, marveling at the lights on houses as we drove around town, just […]

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Thanks to Chronicle Books for a review copy of this book. No financial compensation was received. All opinions my own. Our gift guide continues today with Chronicle Books — one of my favorite places to shop for books and gift items that are out of the ordinary. I particularly love the Terrarium Notecards, and anything […]

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If you know me, you know that I love chocolate. So, when I saw a deal on a delicious chocolate brand, I was happy to share it with you. First, let me tell you a little about the company, Mrs. Cavanaugh’s Candies. Time was when Marie Cavanaugh spent hours in her South Dakota farmhouse each […]

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Thanks to Family Christian, who provided the gift card for the giveaway and one for me as well. No other compensation was received, and all opinions are my own. Today, I’m featuring Family Christian Stores in my Christmas Gift Guide. I love Family Christian, and am pleased to promote a store that helps further Christian […]

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