Really Woolly I Love You, Little One By DaySpring and Bonnie Rickner Jensen

Book Description

Your children will feel safe and loved.

Children build confidence when they know they are loved. In Really Woolly® I Love You, Little One, our favorite lamb and his friends discover how much they are loved by their families and, most of all, by God.

Reading these comforting rhymes, Bible verses, and prayers will help you create a special bonding moment with your child, building a foundation of love that lasts a lifetime.

My Review:

19 little stories are included in this cute board book.  After each story is a little prayer of thanks to God about He loves you.  Each story is different situation in how your child is loved.  Accompanying the stories are delightful illustrations in a nice light color that is pleasing to the eye, and keep your child entertained.

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.

Disclosure of Material Connection: 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. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

God’s Little Lambs, My First Bible By Julie Stiegemeyer

Book Description

God’s Little Lambs, My First Bible is a storybook Bible written just for little ones. With a padded cover that sparkles with glitter, and simple text by Julie Stiegemeyer, children will learn about God’s love through stories such as Noah’s Ark, Jonah and the Big Fish, and Jesus Loves the Children. With soft brushstrokes and warm colors, Qin Leng provides illustrations readers will love to cuddle up with at bedtime or any time of the day.

My Review

This book has cute Bible stories that your little one will love.  The book is a sturdy board book so it will hold up well with your small child.  A good book to read with them at story time.  It will make a nice addition to an Easter basket.  The illustrations were not good as I liked, they were more pastel and subdued than vibrant which would catch a small child’s eye better.

All in all I would rate this a 4 out of 5 stars.

Disclosure of Material Connection: 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. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

God Bless My Family By Hannah C. Hall and Steve Whitlow

Book Description

Thank you, God, for family! It is so special to have mommies and daddies, grandmas and grandpas, and brothers and sisters and cousins who love each other. Keep us close and safe, Jesus. God Bless My Family!
The newest book in the bestselling A God Bless Book series, God Bless My Family,helps little ones see and cherish how families love each other and work together. It also shows how we are all part of God’s great big family and how much He loves His children!
My brother makes me belly laugh. With him, it’s fun nonstop! “Let’s climb this tree, just you and me. I’ll see you at the top!”

It’s raining out. Let’s stay inside. We’ll dress up, dance, and sing! I’m glad God gave these inside-days For doing sister things!

Whether it is a gift at a baby shower, a bedtime read with mommy and daddy, a sweet way to increase sibling bonds, or a fun book to read with grandma and grandpa, God Bless My Family is a wonderful way to celebrate the love and closeness between family members.

My Review:

This is a cute book describing different family members and how they might interact with a child. It doesn’t just go with mothers and fathers, it includes brothers, sisters, grandparents the whole family. The illustrations of dogs are nice and your child will like them. This is a good book to read with your young child.

Disclosure of Material Connection: 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. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Home All Along By Beth Wiseman

Book Description

Charlotte, an Englisher, is living in Amish Country, and she has formed strong and lasting bonds with the people in her new community. She has even fallen in love with an Amish man. But just when she is considering a permanent conversion to the Amish way of life, her world crashes around her. An unexpected death and a mysterious visitor unsettle Charlotte, and she begins to question her faith and her choices.

Daniel loves Charlotte and wants to share his life with her, even it if means leaving the only world he’s ever known. But as he walks alongside of her through her struggles, his own world is turned upside down when a loved one receives a grim medical diagnosis and a prodigal relative returns home. Will Charlotte and Daniel’s relationship succumb to the many pressures around them, or will their faith and the strong community around them allow them to weather the storms of their own lives in order to build a life together?

My Review:

. This is a story that deals with many real-life issues and has themes of true family, trust, and forgiveness. The plot moves at a steady pace with enough unexpected twists and turns to keep the reader totally engrossed from start to finish.

Charlotte is an intriguing character, who has her world turned upside down and feels lost between two worlds. Charlotte decides to take a journey to figure out where she might feel like she belongs.  Charlotte for most of her life was one of abuse.She comes across an Amish community.There she meets Daniel a shy quiet man.

The sensitive topic of DNR is addressed in a sympathetic , kind manner. The difficult decisions that they faced, became real. The underlying message of this novel comes through loud and clear! It is truly a story of faith , forgiveness , redemption and understanding God’s will in one’s life.

Disclosure of Material Connection: 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. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Berea Schools Peanut Butter Squares

Makes 24 Squares

These squares were always a popular dessert at the school cafeteria. We all loved them so much we begged the recipe from the kitchen staff (who gave it up grudgingly). Whenever I make them and take them somewhere they are one of the first things to disappear.

3/4 Cup Melted Butter
3 Cup Peanut Butter
4 Cup 10x Sugar
3/4 Cup Light Brown Sugar
3/4 Teaspoon Vanilla

Topping

6 Ounce Chocolate Chips
Small amount melted butter

Mix together well and press into a 9″x13″ pan.
Top with the following.

Topping

Melt chocolate chips and butter together, stirring into a nice glaze. Pour over all.

Dalton Bobcats Apple Crescents

Ingredients:
1 apple thinly sliced
1 roll of cinnamon rolls

Directions:

Take a cinnamon roll and flatten it into a thin circle of dough.

Place an apple slice in the middle of the circle

Wrap the apple with the dough.

Place the wrapped apple on a lightly greased cookie sheet.

Repeat with the rest of the cinnamon rolls.

Place the sheet in a preheated 475 degree oven for 15 minutes.

Remove and let cool.

LiLi Wren’s PeanuChocoDillas

Ingredients:

Flour Tortillas
Peanut Butter
Chocolate spread (like Nutella)
Vanilla Ice cream

 

Directions

Take 2 tortillas and place them on a plate.

Spread peanut butter on the face of one tortilla.

On the other tortilla spread your chocolate spread

Place the 2 tortillas together peanut butter to chocolate.

Place the tortillas in a skillet over medium heat.   Cook for 3 minutes to brown the tortilla then flip it over and brown the other side.

Remove from the heat and cut into 4 slices.

Place a slice on a plate and top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Lizzy the Lioness By Lisa Bevere

Book Description

Sometimes the bravest thing you can do is ask for help! Encourage your little ones with the true meaning of bravery through the beautiful story of Lizzy the Lioness by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Bevere.

Boys and girls will love the story of Lizzy, a little lion who must learn what it truly means to be brave in the face of hard things. When she sees someone in danger, Lizzy tries her best to help, but she quickly learns that sometimes being brave means asking adults for help.

With a unique spin on the concept of bravery, Lizzy the Lioness is a timely picture book in an ever-changing world. Children will see that bravery is so much more than big muscles or loud roars but often is found in the tiniest people who have the courage to speak up when no one else will. By asking God for help and then bringing grown-ups into the picture, Lizzy shows kids that being brave doesn’t have to happen by yourself—it happens with help!

My Review:

This is a cute book about a young lioness cub who learns that sometimes the bravest thing you can do is ask for help.  This book was ok for a one time read but I am not sure I would want to read it more than a couple of times to a child.  The book was slow in places but did eventually have a point.  I would give this book 3 out of 5 stars.

Disclosure of Material Connection: 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. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Jeff Chipmunk’s Apple Bacon Cheddar Bake


Ingredients:

5 medium apples, sliced
1 pound bacon, cooked
3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup craisins

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

In the bottom of a baking dish place a layer of bacon.

Cover the bacon with 2 layers of sliced apples.

Add a layer of shredded Cheddar cheese.

Continue the layers ending with a layer of cheese.

Top with craisins for a festive look.

Bake at 400 for 30 minutes or until the apples are soft and the cheese is melted.

Serve.

Aiyana Turtle’s Bacon Wrapped Pickles

Ingredients:
1 Jar of pickle spears
1 pound of bacon
Toothpicks

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees

Use paper towels to dry your dill pickle spears.

Start on one end of the pickle and completely wrap the pickle spear with your slice of bacon.

Use a toothpick to secure the end of your bacon to the pickle spear so it does not come unwrapped.

Place on a baking sheet and put in the oven at 425 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the bacon is crisp.

Serve, enjoy.