Mixbook for Photo Books

Thanks to Mixbook for sponsoring this post. All opinions mine … Photo books. Have you made one? I began making paper scrapbooks when my oldest daughter was born, 19 years ago (no, I can’t believe that number …). Every so often, I’d drag out my supplies and my photo albums and start cropping, matting, and […]

#AvoidtheOops with P&G products from Walmart.com

** Thanks to SheSpeaks/Walmart for sponsoring this post, which contains my own ideas and opinions. We just returned from an 11-day vacation. While it was a wonderful escaping, there was the inevitable return home — and the discovery that there is no cruise ship staff to bring essentials to me when I ask. No matter […]

For the Glory, Eric Liddell’s Journey: Review

**Post contains affiliate links** “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect” Matthew 5:48 If ever a human came close, it was probably Eric Liddell. You may know of Liddell from “Chariots of Fire,” the film based (loosely, apparently, according to this book — I haven’t seen it) on his life. For the Glory: […]

A Daughter of the Land: Review

**Post contains affiliate links. Ah, Gene Stratton Porter — a Hoosier author whose two Indiana homes are not far from mine. We’ve visited both, more than once, and I love Gene’s dedication to the plants and animals she grew up among. When my girls were younger, I read “Freckles” and “Girl in the Limberlost”, both […]

Busy, Busy Board Book: Review

Thanks to Worthy Publishing for a review copy of the Busy, Busy Board Book for this review, which contains affiliate links. I love board books. The thick pages, the sturdiness, the bright colors — they bring back happy memories of all the time spent reading to my kids when they were little. Board books are […]

My Toddler Bible: Review

Thanks to Kregel for a review copy of My Toddler Bible, whose review contains affiliate links. Even before my first daughter was born, I bought a toddler “Bible” for her in the teachers’ lounge at school where book vendors sometimes came selling books. I read it with all of the girls, and they loved the […]

IO Blocks Kids on the Block Party

Blocks. No matter how high-tech toys become, kids still seem to be drawn to the simple things — like blocks. I played with blocks growing up. My sister and I built churches and houses for our Fisher Price Little People with them. My own girls loved creating complex designs with blocks, too. Well, blocks are […]

Baby Wren and the Great Gift: Review

**Thanks to BookLook Bloggers for a review copy or Baby Wren and the Great Gift. Looking for a sweet gift for a new baby, or for any child really, up to the early elementary years? Give Baby Wren and the Great Gift a look. Its illustrations are lovely. The story is about baby wren, and […]