Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Check Out These Black Friday Deals @ Family Christian Stores!!

Are you getting your gift list ready for some Black Friday shopping? I was just in the Family Christian store last week and there are so many awesome gift ideas. You will find something for everyone. Family Christian Stores are offering some amazing deals, and while you are shopping with Family Christian you are also helping out with the Fight Human Trafficking Challenge.  All proceeds from sales from Nov. 22nd -  Nov. 30th will go to the Dominician Republic to help fight human trafficking.

Black Friday deals are starting tomorrow, Nov. 26th at Family Christian Stores. You can shop in-store or online, and will last through Friday. Here are some of the awesome deals you will be able to find.

Select books will be $5, including:
The Discovery Saga Collection: A 6-Part Series from Lancaster County  I Declare: 31 Promises to Speak Over Your Life 
Select Duck Commander books will be 50% off, including:
Good Call: Reflections on Faith, Family, and Fowl The Women of Duck Commander The Duck Commander Family 
The Jeremiah Study Bible will be $24.99....that is 50% off:
The Jeremiah Study Bible (NKJV) - Black
Need stocking stuffers for the kids? How about What's In The Bible DVDs, they will all be $5, including:
Buck Denver Asks... Why Do We Call It Christmas?

There will be 8 Veggie Tales DVDs for $3.97 each. Veggie Tales is the perfect gift for kids, or they can be used as a stocking stuffer. Here are a few of them: 
Esther: The Girl Who Became Queen VeggieTales: Princess and the Pop Star Moe and the Big Exit

I'm sure you will be able to find something for everyone, while you are out shopping at the Family Christian Stores.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for Family Christian Stores, and this post contains affliate links.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Just Sayin' | Write 'Em, Draw 'Em, Hide 'Em in Your Heart


I love this doodle devotional. The title and little dog wearing glasses on the cover is so adorable.

This is a devotional type journal perfect for young girls. Each devotion starts with a bible verse. There is a question that will get the young girl thinking about it can relate to their own life. Some of the devotions give the girls examples to choose from. There is an activity with each devotion. I love how some of the activities ask you to doodle your response. There is one that you get your parents to write what they think about you. 

This is going to make the perfect Christmas gift for a young girl that I know. She's gonna love it.

Soft heart, hard heart, which R U? Throwing stones? No! Stop the rocks. Silver, gold—B.L.I.N.G. That is Y-O-U in God’s eyes. Just Sayin’ isn’t your typical 90-day devo for girls. It’s an all-out open space for you to explore and learn more about yourself and your faith. Prompts get your mind thinking, ideas flowing, and help turn your thoughts and emotions into dynamic doodles and more! Each of the short, single-page devos were designed for girls just like you, with relevant topic, quotes, Scripture, plus doodles, journal prompts, lists, puzzles, quizzes, fill-in-the-blank prayers, and unique activities that explore Bible truths and ways to apply them—everyday. Just Sayin’ challenges girls to follow Jesus every day. Best. Idea. Ever. About the Author....Carol McAdams Moore writes for children and youth in the Christian and general markets. Her writing credits include work for David C. Cook; Urban Ministries, Inc.; Christian Education Warehouse; Clubhouse; Clubhouse, Jr.; Lifeway magazines; and The Christian Communicator. Her desire is that every child will answer Jesus’ call and discover God’s purpose for his or her own life.
Disclaimer: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Show Me The Kwan Game


It's not quite a board game, definitely not a video game, and a whole lot of fun! It plays very quickly and works for any number of players (ages 10+ - can be slightly younger if simple spelling of words is not frustrating).

Show Me the Kwan is a fast-paced, dice rolling, word game. Given the chosen category the players must call out fitting words where either the first, second or last letter correspond to the lettered dice that were rolled. Each dice has an assigned point value. At the end of the 1 minute round, all players must count their points on the dice they collected. 

Check out http://shop.griddlygames.com/ and use the code FREESHIP for free shipping on Kwan ONLY, or code 10FORME for 10% off your entire order.

This looks like an interesting game. I can't wait to try it out with the kids.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for US Family Guide. I am not paid for this post, but I will receive this product for free for my family in exchange for my honest review.

Give Your Child A Gift - The Gift Of Your Time!


FoxMind Presents the Gift No One Else Can Give

What does every child want? An I Pad? Xbox? Maybe, but what is the one thing that every child wants, needs and deserves? At FoxMind Games they believe they know the answer and today announced the international availability of its new Time in a Box.

The new product, the brainchild of child psychologist and writer Rute Moreira, is more than its contents. It's a gift of dedicated time; an opportunity to try new things; a way to explore art and science; a chance to plan for the future and to consider the past; and a way to tell a child in your life that they matter to you - more than anything!

David Capon, President of FoxMind, explained, "The benefits of Time in a Box extend beyond the product itself because it creates uninterrupted quality moments with the family and reinforces social-emotional connections. It also aims to reinforce the child's feeling of connection to a larger community such as the neighborhood or the town where he or she lives."

When you give Time in a Box, (MSRP $17.95 for 2 players ages 6 and up) you are offering a child you care about the gift no one else in the world can give them: your time. Inside the box you'll find 96 activity cards that allow a child to momentarily shift your priorities and focus on doing a special activity together, such as playing a board game; solving a puzzle; starting a family tree; making a blanket fort; or carrying out an act of kindness that will bring a smile to a stranger's face. Time in a Box includes a simple written agreement between you and the child that sets the ground rules by which you'll both abide. Adults should switch off their smart phones and get ready for some quality time!

"Season-by-season, Time in a Box is a gift that inspires activities that provide a wealth of ways to make memories together and the unique and beautiful box can serve as a memory chest where pictures and notes can be collected and treasured," Capon said.

Order yours today! http://www.foxmind.com

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for US Family Guide. I am not paid for this post, but I will receive this product for free for my family in exchange for my honest review.

New Makeup by ONE DIRECTION Limited-Edition Beauty Collection



I have been given the opportunity to review some more Makeup by One Direction. This time it is the limited-edition beauty collection. There are five limited-edition tins in this collection and I was sent three of them. There is one tin for each of the band members.

Although, there are five different tins, they all consists of the same colors inside.


Each tin consists of:
  • **6 eyeshadows: Nobody Compares--Metallic Silver, Tell Me A Lie--Metallic Nude Pink, Same Mistakes--Metallic Mint, I Would--Smokey Brown Shimmer, Summer Love--Smokey Purple Haze, and Everything About You--Smokey Black Shimmer
  • **1 Eye Pencil: I Want--True Matte Black
  • **4 Lip Glosses: Love You First--Bubble Gum Pink, One Thing--Frosted Pink Ice, Irrestible--Shimmered Pearl, and Heart Attack--Creamy Rose Shine
  • **1 Lip Gloss Top Coat: Over Again--Silver Glitter Sparkle
  • **2 Nail Varnishes: Stole My Heart--Magenta Pink Shimmer and Alive--Multi-Coloured Glitter Flakes

I really love the colors in this collection, and I can see myself wearing them. They colors are similar to what I normally wear. I love the inside cover with the doodles. It gives each tin a special touch from the band member that is on the cover.


These new sets are available in stores November 15th at: Sears USA, Kmart, Target and Wal-Mart Canada. Any of these tins would be a great gift for any young girl or One Direction fan.

To keep with with Makeup by One Direction, check them out on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/MakeupbyOneDirection

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post by Markwins and BrandBacker and I have received free product for this review. All opinions here are 100% my own.

Children’s Dimetapp® Cold & Cough


Dimetapp arrived to my mailbox at the beginning of the week. Right in time! It has been so cold here lately and my son has been coughing and having a runny nose. He loves the grape flavor and doesn't have a fit when I need him to take some.

Did you know that most children will have between 6-8 colds a year? Be prepared with great tasting Dimetapp®. Dimetapp® offers trusted and effective cough, cold & allergy products for children, helping kids feel better, fast. Best of all, Dimetapp® products come in a great grape taste kids love, and have been trusted by moms like you for nearly 30 years.
About Children’s Dimetapp® Cold & Cough:
Children’s Dimetapp® Cold & Cough tackles your child’s most bothersome cold symptoms, including cough, nasal congestion and runny nose. And, it comes in a great, grape flavor that kids love. Relieve your child’s cold symptoms so they can get back to being kids. Dimetapp® Cold & Cough is available in 4 and 8 oz. sizes. It is also available in a Day & Night Value Pack, which includes a special nighttime formula, Dimetapp® Nighttime Cold & Congestion, made to relieve your child’s cold symptoms so they can rest better.

Children’s Dimetapp® Cold & Cough provides relief from these symptoms:
*Cough
*Stuffy Nose
*Runny Nose
*Sneezing
*Itchy, Watery Eyes
Important: Read all product information before using.
**Do not use in children under age 6.
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Dimetapp helped with my son's symptoms, but it did make him drowsy. Good thing I gave it right before bed and not school.

Disclaimer: As a member of Smiley360, I received free product in exchange for my honest review. I was not compensated or required to make this post.

Mrs. Cavanaugh's Chocolates

I love opening my mailbox and finding a box full of chocolates, one pound of chocolates to be exact. I received a 9 oz. box of home-fashioned chocolates, and 4 bars (caramel, roasted almond, almond coconut and minty mint).


What I really wanted to do with all of these chocolates, was devour them before anyone got home. :) I LOVE chocolate. I resisted. I only tried the almond coconut bar. My husband doesn't like almonds or coconuts, so I knew that he would want to try that one.


I was surprised when I bit into it. I was waiting for it to be chewy, like a candy bar. It was like solid white-chocolate flavored with coconut, with bits of almonds inside. It was yummy. Not what I expected, but good.

I opened up the box of chocolates, just because I wanted to see what was included inside. I had to hurry and close it, or I would have eaten the whole box by myself. It smelled so good.


After dinner, our dessert was chocolates. My husband, son and I enjoyed the whole box. There were some that I did not like. Some my husband did not like, but I did. We shared each piece. I wanted to know what each one taste like. The one that I liked the least was the chocolate covered cherry. I'm not a fan of cherries, but I do chocolate covered cherries, but only the ones with the white creme inside. I really LOVED the one that is wrapped in green. It was mint. :) We enjoyed the whole box without knowing what we were biting into.


These chocolates would make a great holiday gift, and you as one of my readers can receive a great deal. If you buy one (1) pound, you get one (1) pound FREE of Mrs. Cavanaugh's Chocolates. Just use promo code, usfamily14 at checkout. http://www.mrscavanaughs.com/

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for US Family Guide. I am not paid for this post, but I received 1 pound of chocolates in exchange for my honest review.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Space Scouts | Subscription Box


Are you looking for a great gift for a young person in your life? Well, I recently received a package from Space Scouts...it contained two months of Space Scouts. My son was excited when he opened the boxes. He loves science, and he especially loves learning about space.


My favorite part of the two boxes were the space poster and the tin lunchbox. My son LOVED the poster, toy astronauts, and the claw grabber. He also loved the constellation cards. The subscription also came with some activities (printed on papers). My son has done all of the activities (he actually done them on the day he got them).



Space Scouts monthly subscription club for kids is a delightful learning adventure aimed at discovering the wonders of the universe! Each month your child will explore a new place in space -- stepping into the worlds of space exploration, space science, and astronomy. Join Roxy and Jett as they scout about the galaxy engaging your child in fun learning activities, hands-on discovery, and exciting challenges. Packages arrive each month filled with fun additions to your collection -- magnets, stickers, toys, and more!

Space Scouts is a stellar vehicle for launching your child's interest in science & technology! This is not your typical grab-bag subscription box. Space Scouts is a fun, educational experience where each month builds upon the previous. It's a great way to learn! Price is affordable at $11.95 per month + $3.00 shipping. Discounts for multi-month purchase. Space Scouts is designed for kids age 6+. Visit our website to learn more!

Although, we really liked the kits and what was included, I would not spend $14.95 a month for it. I thought with that price, more would have been included. Maybe an actual activity book or something. Not just printed papers. What do you think? Remember, the picture above is from two months, so that would have cost $29.90.

If you would like to start a subscription or gift a subscription to someone you know, I have a 20% discount to share with you. Use promo code USFAMILY20 at checkout to receive 20% discount on initial purchase of any Space Scouts subscription plan. http://usfamilycoupons.com/coupon.php?regionid=75&bid=11843&dealid=1813

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for US Family Guide. I am not paid for this post. I received two months free for my family in exchange for my honest review.

Instantly Achieve Beautiful Curls with the KISS InstaWave



I've always wanted curly hair. I've used curling irons in the past, but I was really never happy with the outcome. I was recently sent the KISS InstaWave to try. I was worried that the KISS InstaWave would tangle my hair, but it doesn't. It creates beautiful curls. It's really simple to use, whether you are right handed or left. It features a curl dial with left/right curl directions and it automatically shuts off after 90 minutes. There are two heat settings (high and low) and reaches a maximum temperature of 420 degrees. 


Once you plug in your KISS InstaWave, a red light will come on. When that red light turns blue, you are ready to start curling. You should curl your hair in 1-2 inch sections. Hold the InstaWave vertically at all times. All you need to do is place a secion of hair on the InstaWave curling rod. Touch the curl dial either left or right, and the InstaWave will instantly and automatically catch and curl your hair. Hold for 5-10 seconds. If you want tighter curls, just hold it longer. If you want beachy waves hold it for less time. When you have held your hair around the rod for 5-10 seconds, you can pull the InstWave down vertically. It really is that simple.


For best resutls, switch between curling right and curling left. It will create the most natural looking curls.


I love how simple the KISS InstaWave is to use. The InstaWave has a swivel cord just like hair appliances do in the salons. I love that. You make the curls as tight or as loose as you want them.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post by Kiss Hair Appliances and BrandBacker and I have received free product for this review. All opinions here are 100% my own.

Brain Fitness Knot So Fast from Think Fun



My son loves all of these brain fitness games from ThinkFun. He was excited when this one arrived. I was a little worried if he was going to be able to do any of the challenges, because it did not include any instructions in the box. He figured it out all on his own.

He noticed that there was a tip on his first challenge. It told him to follow the rope with his finger to see how it is done. That helped hi out a lot. He's not fast at these yet, but it's a challenge.

When he gets bored, I have found him sitting in his bedroom with this challenge. He seems to love it.

Brain Fitness Knot So Fast from Think Fun and be purchased for $14.99. It will be a great gift for someone.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.