Nov 28, 2013

Giving Thanks FLASH Giveaway - Over $500 in Prizes - ends 12/2 on Mom Loves 2 Read

Hosted by Mom Loves 2 Read
Sponsored by:  Mom Loves 2 Read & FunBites

For this first Thankgiving Giveaway Event, Susan @ Mom Loves 2 Read decided to reward her faithful followers, new followers and those yet-to follow with a fun and fantastic Giveaway Event over the Thanksgiving Weekend.  To Celebrate how Thankful she is for each and every person who visits her blog and the blogs of her fellow blogger friends - she has put together this Flash Giveaway event providing most of the prizes herself.

What could you win?

Medu Jewelry Onyx Twist Bracelet Giveaway ~ 11/28 - 12/8

About Medu Jewelry :

Medu Jewelry is an online retailer specializing in fine Gemstone Jewelry. After more than eight years working in the wholesale jewelry business, being able to bring affordable and unique gemstone jewelry directly to the customer seemed like a logical next step. Medu Jewelry believes that jewelry showcasing fine gemstones is for everyday wear. Whether you are at the office, or heading out for a night on the town, gemstone jewelry is always the best accessory. You can also become a member for free and receive many benefits such as 50% off their first order, Free shipping, Free Jewelry Monthly and much more...

Nov 27, 2013

Wantable accessories box review - a box of fun accessories picked just for you!

I found a review opportunity for a new site called  A place where I could choose to receive a box of makeup, accessories or intimates just by taking a quiz on my likes and dislikes.  Here is more about it:

Fun and Flirty way to no thigh chafing with Bandelettes - Review on Mom Loves 2 Read

Ok, so like most women I know I am not a slender size 4 and have a bit of extra around the thigh area.  I am not a big fan of wearing skirts and dresses and this is one of the reasons why.  That extra "flub" makes my thighs rub together when walking around unless I wear hose or tights under my skirts or short shorts.  So, out with the skirts and short shorts?  or so I thought until I found Bandelettes!  These adorable (and yes, sexy) thigh covers seem to be the perfect solution to my (and many real women's) thigh-rubbing problem.

The Juppy Baby Walker Momentum GIVEAWAY ~ 2 winners - Holiday Gift Guide 2013

Easy on your back
Safer for baby's arms and shoulders

I remember how much I had to bend over when my kids were first learing to walk.  After a few minutes I would have to stand up and stretch out my back.  I also have a friend whose little one ended up with a sore arm from a big sibling trying to "help" baby learn to walk.  I love the Juppy Baby Walker Momentum.  It definitely makes it easier for Mom or Dad to help baby learn while not causing sore back and shoulders for baby or parent!

FlatIron Experts Digital Flat Iron review on Mom Loves 2 Read - Holiday Gift Guide 2013

For this review, I was sent a Flat Iron from with a few extra surprise gifts as well.  The first, and most important product I want to tell you about is the:

Avanti Wet-Dry Nano-Titanium Ceramic Silver Digital Flat Iron:

Combining Nano-Titanium, Nano-Ceramic, Nano-Silver and built-in ion generator this is the ultimate high performance flat iron injected with all the latest most advanced technology. Avanti Wet to Dry Nano Titanium Ceramic Flat iron is one of the lightest flat iron you can get your hands on weighting at only 0.88 lbs. Adjustable Digital Temperature display allow you to know the exact temperature your flat iron is at for precision straightening. Avanti Wet to Dry heats up to a scorching 450° F in less than 30 seconds. The unique "Wet to Dry" feature allows you to flatten your hair on Wet hair saving you time from blow drying.

Nov 26, 2013

Custom T-SHirts from Whoop Tee - ML2R Review

Design your own Custom T-shirts with Whoop Tee!  A super fun way to spread the word about your Website, Store, Products, Brand, Blog or just for fun!  I put my blog information on mine and this is how it turned out!  Now I am a walking Advertisement for Mom Loves 2 Read!  And, guess what - you can be too!  Whoop Tee Designs has offered 5 of these custom T-shirts to my fun and faithful blog followers . . . that means YOU!  A free T-shirt - and you can help promote Mom Loves 2 Read just by wearing it!

Nov 25, 2013

Snowing Santa Centerpiece Giveaway on Mom Loves 2 Read

Snowing Santa Giveaway Nov 25 - Dec 1, 2013 Open to US

What are your Holiday family traditions?  Do you have special ornaments, decorations or items that you collect together each year? Have you ever felt like you wanted to start something different, unique or fun? Well, this Snowing Santa Centerpiece may urge you to! Such a cute way to celebrate the cold season.  A Colorful Santa centerpiece with snow right in the middle of your holiday feast.  Your family and friends will be amazed.

Nov 24, 2013

BUDSIES winner announced - Is it YOU? Check here to find out!

 Who Won the Adorable Budsies Custom made Friend from a Child's Drawing?

Rusti M!  
That's Who - Hurry and reply to the email I sent so you can claim your prize- Ready Set . . . Tag! You're IT!

Not sure what Budsies are?  Check out our review and giveaway info HERE

And Everything Nice Girl's Books ~ The gift that keeps on giving, Review & Giveaway - Holiday Gift Guide 2013

Why Laughing Giraffe Books?

When purchasing a book set for children through Laughing Giraffe Books you are instilling the love of reading in the child you are gifting the books to. Does the idea of a beautifully wrapped, well-selected collection of books appeal to you? Do you find it overwhelming trying to select the perfect books from among the myriad of available titles? Then keep reading to learn more about why these carefully selected book sets for kids are perfect for you, and why Laughing Giraffe Books is heads and shoulders above their competitors.

Nov 23, 2013

All In One Dog Training available on Kindle - Review on Mom Loves 2 Read

An All In One Start-up Guide on Dog Training
Discover which training method works best for you and your dog and how to properly train your pet.

In  Dog Training Basics - All In One Startup Guide  you will understand what dog training really is all about and how dogs actually learn. You will be able to discover which training method (e.g. Motivational, Electronic, Clicker etc) will best suit you and your dog. You will also learn about the basic dog training concepts that every dog owner should know such as Reward or Ignore. Standard commands that all dogs without exception should understand and follow and some house manners and essentials that will improve your life if you intend to keep your furry friend inside your home.

Tiffany Style Touch Lamp Giveaway from Brylane Home on Mom Loves 2 Read

Tiffany-Look Touch Lamp Giveaway Nov 22-26, 2013 Open to US

With Christmas coming faster than many of us are ready for, what more perfect way to get all your shopping done and still get great deals than to WIN all your gifts?  Here is another amazing giveaway - this time for an absolutely beautiful Tiffany style touch lamp.  Someone is going to be so thrilled to receive this prize - will it be you?

Be comfy in style for the Holidays with MeUndies - Holiday Gift Guide 2013 review

How do we do it?

Top quality designer underwear sells for 10 times what it costs to make. By eliminating brick and mortar stores, retail middlemen and brand licensing fees we can pass the savings to our customers and deliver top quality underwear right to their door.

Why we do it?

Orglamix Mineral Makeup Giveaway on Mom Loves 2 Read - Add some sparkle to your stocking stuffers!

Another fun Giveaway just for you -  what young girl or woman wouldn't love some new fresh makeup?  AND it would make great stocking stuffers!  Check it out -

Orglamix Mineral Eye Shadows are available in every shade of the rainbow from classic neutrals to the hottest ultra bright hues, our pure mineral eyeshadow pigments deliver gorgeous smudge-proof, crease-free and water-resistant color in one stoke. These of-the-moment eyeshadows boast vibrant color and a hint of shimmer that start the conversation.

Coming Home for Christmas DVD family movie & Norman Rockwell Print - Review and GIVEAWAY ~ Holiday Gift Guide 2013

About the Movie :
Sisters Kate and Melanie haven't spoken to each other in years, since a hurtful scene at Melanie's wedding. Their parents, Wendy and Al, have let the pain of their daughters' absence drive a wedge between them, and their tensions have led to a separation.

Kate is determined to reunite the entire family for Christmas, and has the perfect spot . . . their old family home.  The only problem is there's someone else living there now.

"Home is Where the Heart Is"

Nov 22, 2013

1 Girl Nation - new Christian Girl Band Rocks - Review & Giveaway on Mom Loves 2 Read #1girlnation

About 1 Girl Nation:

Landing in the space where One Direction meets TobyMac, 1 Girl Nation is an exciting blend of upbeat pop music, with lyrics that are totally focused on living life for God, even while you’re young. 

1GN, as they’ve already been dubbed, stars Carmen, Kayli, Kelsey, Lauryn Taylor and Lindsey, five girls with a passion for telling their fans about Christ through their music. 

Their first single, “While We’re Young,” can be heard on radio stations across the country and their self-titled debut album is available now!

Medu Jewelry Review ~ A beautiful Rose Quartz Bracelet & FREE jewelry - Giveaway to come - Holiday Gift Guide 2013
About Medu Jewelry :
Medu Jewelry is an online retailer specializing in fine Gemstone Jewelry. After more than eight years working in the wholesale jewelry business, being able to bring affordable and unique gemstone jewelry directly to the customer seemed like a logical next step. We offer our jewelry pieces 30 to 60% off traditional retail. All of our gemstones are sourced directly from the mines and are manufactured with the highest quality and consistency for our valued customers. At Medu

Beauty Box 5 - a monthly sample of fun and flirty beauty products right in your mailbox - Review on Mom Loves 2 Read

Beauty Box 5 is a subscription-based, beauty sampling program that delivers a box filled with 5 cosmetic samples to your door every month. Aimed at introducing women to new cosmetic products and educating them on best practices, Beauty Box 5 scours the market to find the best products for your lifestyle.

First Bluetooth Wireless Smart Food Scale to track dialy nutrition ~ for a healthier you! Review on Mom Loves 2 Read

NutriCrystal Wireless Smart Food Scale is the world's first Bluetooth Smart Ready Food scale that comes with a huge selections of mobile application in iOS and Android to help people track their daily nutrients intake. Based on customer feedback, these some of the applications:

- People dealing with weight related issues are using the scale to do portion control with their own home cook meals
- Parents with type I diabetes children use our scale to educate their children how much carbohydrates their children have consumed
- Body Builders use our scale to track the sources of their protein intake.
- Individuals who want to make sure

Alphabet Aliens make learning to read fun for preschool children ~ Review on Mom Loves 2 Read

Each book in the Alphabet Aliens series is its own adventure, focusing on a unique alien character and a particular letter of the alphabet: Alphie has an anteater whoʼs allergic to apples; Bebe was born to bounce, but not on the bed; and Coco can change color, just like her pet chameleon.

The books are great to read aloud and have the added educational benefit of phonetic alliteration and the introduction of a few challenging but fun new words.  There's a guide to "tricky words" in the back of each book.  

The books have bold retro illustrations and are small enough to be easily thrown in a bag or even a pocket. 

Nov 20, 2013

Vidal Sassoon Holiday Gift Guide 2013 Giveaway Event #LiaHChristmas #lovez2read

Come enter another Holiday Gift Guide 2013 Giveaway here on  Mom Loves 2 Read.

Vidal Sassoon helps women avoid the winter frizzies with their Tourmaline Ceramic Pro-Series hair dryer. Isn't that one of the biggest complaints that we have ladies for the winter months (besides the extremely dry skin) that we would do anything to avoid? I can tell when winter is upon us, because I usually need to stock up on some anti-static spray for my clothing and my hair (yes, it works on your hair too) but who wants to walk around smelling like anti-static spray all day long? I certainly don't!

Holiday Gift Guide 2013 Special Children's Books FLASH Giveaway - Mom Loves 2 Read

With all the wonderful children's books I review and promote here on Mom Loves 2 Read, I could not pass up the opportunity to provide my readers with a Holiday Gift Guide Special Giveaway of Children's Books!

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Some amazing authors have provided print and ebook copies of their books for kids just for the readers and followers here on Mom Loves 2 Read - For this Holiday Special Giveaway

Nov 19, 2013

The Sparkle Box - A wonderful Children's Christmas Book with a new tradition for families - Review & Giveaway #thesparklebox

About The Sparkle Box - A Gift with the Power to Change Christmas 

Sam is so excited about Christmas! He's thinking about his Christmas list, looking forward to holiday parties, and puzzling over one very mysterious gift: a sparkly box sitting on the mantel. In the midst of the festivities, Sam and his family participate in various acts of kindness to others. 

On Christmas morning, when Sam finally opens the Sparkle Box, he finds only slips of paper that record the family's good deeds. Sam's mom explains that the things that they've been doing are, in fact, a gift for Jesus, for Jesus said that whatever we do for those in need, we do for Him.

Sanctuary by Pauline Creeden ~ Review & Giveaway on Mom Loves 2 Read

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  Sanctuary by Pauline Creeden
“Left Behind for the Hunger Games Generation” In a heart-racing thriller described as Falling Skies meets The Walking Dead, Jennie struggles to find a safe place for what’s left of her family. But it seems as though there is no place sacred, no place secure. First the aliens attacked the sun, making it dimmer, weaker, and half what it used to be. Then they attacked the water supply, killing one-third of Earth’s population with a bitter contaminate. And when they unleash a new terror on humankind, the victims will wish for death, but will not find it…When the world shatters to pieces around her, will Jennie find the strength she needs to keep going?  

Nov 18, 2013

Another fun Holiday Giveaway - Studio Quilted Collection Bedding

Studio Quilted Collection Giveaway Nov 18-22, 2013 Open to US

Once again Mom Loves 2 Read is bringing you more great giveaways from blogger friends this Holiday Season.  What could be better than new bedding to celebrate with?  Feel like you need to update or change your room?  Brighten the decor?  Just need a little something different?  Then check out this great collecion and enter for a chance to WIN -

This Studio Quilted Collection would be a nice accent to your bedroom to brighten your mood and to give some boost to your positive energy. Changes in your home decor add to your home ambiance and affect your mood in a positive way. And who doesn't want to feel positive?

Are You Prepared? Disaster Strikes on a Beautiful Sunny Fall Day in Central Illinois.

 On a beautiful bright and sunny fall day, my family and I were getting ready to leave a wonderful and inspiring Church service to head home.  My husband and son were deciding whether or not to take a drive out to practice for hunting season, when we exited the building.

Overly warm, humid 67 degree weather, bright sun, with lots of white fluffy clouds flying across the sky seems like a perfect Sunday.  Except for the increase of wind and a horrible, frightening sound off in the distance.  It sounded vaguely familiar but was far enough away that I could not quite figure out what it was.  The sky was much darker off that direction, but it didn't phase me much as we headed through the windy yet sunny morning to get in the car.

After arriving home and shooing the kids upstairs to

Obol Giveaway ~ Never Eat Soggy Cereal Again - Enter to WIN on Mom Loves 2 Read

Since I know that many of my readers love Giveaways, I have offered to help promote some from my fellow bloggers this Holiday Season.  Here is one that is great for the whole family to try - and why not?  You can enter for a chance to win one right here on Mom Loves 2 Read . . .

Nov 17, 2013

Can't Wait Willow ~ Teaching Kids to wait for something great ~ Book Review - Holiday Gift Guide 2013

The first book in the series: Can't-Wait Willow!
Willow is so excited that the Over-the-Top Circus has finally come to town! The only problem is, that when left to her own devices, she can’t say “no” to some good things. On the way to the show, she is distracted by enticing treats and fun that she just can’t turn down. Willow arrives late and is sad to find that, not only has she has run out of time, but money, and she won’t be able to enjoy the pink cotton candy she’s been dreaming of. Willow is given valuable advice and a second chance and is ultimately taught the lesson that sometimes in life you have to say “no” to good things to end up with something great!

Nov 16, 2013

Mighty Handle Giveaway - Just in Time for the Busy Shopping Season ~ Holiday Gift Guide 2013

Welcome to the Mighty Handle Giveaway Event
hosted by Life in a House of Testosterone
and co-hosted by Mom Loves 2 Read .

It does not matter where I go, every time I pull out my Mighty Handle and start loading up my bags on it to carry them out to the car, people ask me every single time, "Where did you get that?" or I hear, "Did you see that? Isn't that neat? I need to get one of those!" WITHOUT FAIL . IT REALLY HAPPENS .

Faux Paw ~ What's a kid to do with an active imagination? Find out by reading this review!

Waldon Bear is a little boy who wants to be a bear.

“That’s impossible,” says his teacher, Mrs. Hunter. “Human children grow up to be human adults, not animals!”

But Waldon refuses to listen. Can Waldon make it as a bear in school?

Will Waldon convince the other children and Mrs. Hunter that he’s truly meant to be a bear?

This humorous look at childhood will charm parents and delight young readers. At its heart, this story carries an inspirational message to believe in yourself and your dreams and for parents to believe in their children, too.

And for those who can bearly wait to learn more about bears, the book ends with Mrs. Dweck’s fun facts about bears from around the world.

A Big Congratulations to the Current Giveaway Winners on Mom Loves 2 Read





Unstoppable by S.R. Johannes Book Tour and Amazon or Paypal GIVEAWAY

Unstoppable   Unstoppable by S.R. Johannes After everything that has happened, Grace goes to the Everglades to live with her grandmother, Birdee. Even though she is now home-schooled by her bird-obsessed grandmother, the move gives Grace time to relax. She learns to scuba dive and starts boating with old man Rex, Birdee's casual friend/boyfriend. One day while out in the marshes of the Everglades, Grace rescues an abused Florida panther, currently on the endangered list. The more she dives into the animal’s horrific condition, the more she ventures into the underground world of the roadside zoos that run rampant in Florida with a total disregard for the law. Eventually, she stumbles upon one large roadside zoo filled with a variety of endangered and illegal animals. Before she can gather evidence and report her findings to the authorities, she is kidnapped by the ruthless owner and dragged deep into the Everglades for a hunting challenge. Only this time, Grace is the prey. During a sick game of cat and mouse, Grace is offered one chance at survival. With a one-hour head start and very little supplies, time and skill are now all that stands between the hunter and the hunted.   

Greetings from the Flipside - Book Spotlight

Greetings from the Flipside
B&H Books (October 15, 2013)
Rene Gutteridge


Rene is the author of seventeen novels. She also has extensive experience writing comedy sketches, and worked for five years as the director of drama for a church. She has a degree specializing in Screenwriting, for which she earned the Excellence in Mass Communication Award, and graduated magna cum laude.

She is married to Sean, a musician and worship leader, and has two children. They reside in Oklahoma, where Rene writes full time and enjoys instructing in college classrooms and writers conferences.


Hope Landon has been rewriting other people's greeting cards since she was six years old -- there's always a funnier caption. She's all set to chase those creative dreams with her musician fiance in New York City until he leaves Hope at the altar, deciding he must not really love this girl if he can't write a song for her. That may give her something to write about . . .

Hope disappears alone on what was supposed to be the couple's month long honeymoon. Upon returning she learns of her funeral -- everyone in her life concluded Hope must have killed herself after being jilted. Needing a fresh start more than ever, she heads for the Big Apple only to discover it's not that easy to rent a place when you've been declared dead.

Taking shelter at the YWCA, Hope soon lands a job at a Christian inspirational greeting card company as an assistant to Jake, a guy who shut down his organization's humor department. She has lost her faith in love; he needs to find something or someone that will make him laugh.

Is there anything in the cards for these two? Find out in the truly original Greetings from the Flipside by authors Rene Gutteridge (Boo) and Cheryl McKay (screenplay for The Ultimate Gift).

If you would like to read the first chapter of >Greetings from the Flipside, go HERE.

Disclosure: I received free the item(s) mentioned in this post in exchange for my honest review. Regardless ~ All my reviews are my honest and personal opinion. 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.”.

Nov 15, 2013

Date Night, Children's Hunger Games Theme Party and so much more from Inspired Arts Academy - check it out!

Welcome to November everyone! Read through and see all the fun that
can be had at Inspired Arts Academy in Morton, IL -
Let the giving, registering, shopping and performing begin!!!!
Registration Open Monday, Nov 18th, for
Winter/Spring Inspiration!
Image Are you searching for that perfect Christmas gift? Search is over- this Monday, November 18th, we will have the gift of dance and gymnastics, painting and photography, acting and singing, video making and directing, sculpting and building and the list goes on. Our classes are well worth the gift- they allow your child to see the world from a professional's point of view and see the vision behind the craft. Education is of our utmost importance as well as community involvement and change. Be inspired this Holiday season- give your child the gift of art!

Adventures with Roly-Poly Monster ~ Review and Giveaway ~ Holiday Gift Guide 2013

Come meet Roly-Poly Monster, a curious new monster friend, and join him as he rolls throughout his day - playing, exploring and of course, rolling! This colorful, rhyming picture book introduces children to a new fun-to-follow furry friend and is recommended for ages 2-5 years old.

Purchase from

About the Author :

Charity Tober has been creating and writing stories for as long as she can remember and became a professional freelance writer in 2010. Roly-Poly Monster is her first children's picture book and was created, along with illustrations by her husband, as a story for their young son Ethan. Charity, along with her husband and son, currently reside in Lake Mary, Florida.

Cafe Press Giftcard Giveaway - Holiday Gift Guide 2013 on Mom Loves 2 Read

Welcome to the CafePress Holiday Giveaway! We are super excited to bring you the terrific gifts available from CafePress for everyone on your Christmas list for under $25.00!
CafePress brings you everything you need for the holidays - Tidings of Joy , Dashing Through The Home , For Fans by Fans , Baby It's Cold Outside , Bags That Carry On , and Oh Christmas Tee just for starters! Here are a few of our favorites:

Scrooge and Marley by Karl Hollenbach ~ Boot Tour & GIVEAWAY on Mom Loves 2 Read


Scrooge & Marley
by Karl Hollenbach

Genre: Literary Fiction
Publisher: Books, Authors And Artists, div of internet marketing KY, LLC.
Release Date: November 14, 2012

Book Description:

SM-CovImg-v06-200dpi-032013 A year after Ebenezer Scrooge encountered the ghost of his partner, Jacob Marley, as well as the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future, Scrooge relives the previous Christmas and is visited by the ghost of Jacob Marley once more. Mediating for his friend and partner by fulfilling his requests, Scrooge witnesses an altogether different story. This expansion on Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol, recounts how Marley unshackles his soul from previous deeds allowing Scrooge to partake of redemption. Relive and recapture the essence of Christmas while exploring the wonders of life, living and death.

Derailed by Dave & Neta Jackson ~ Book Spotlight on Mom Loves 2 Read

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Worthy Publishing (October 8, 2013)
Dave and Neta Jackson


As a husband/wife writing team, we are enthusiastic about books, kids, walking with God, gospel music, and each other! Together we are the authors or coauthors of over 120 books. (You can see our Publication Record by clicking HERE.) In addition to writing several books about Christian community, we have been privileged to coauthor numerous books with expert resource people on a variety of topics from racial reconciliation to medical ethics to ministry to kids in gangs.

But over the years the we have especially enjoyed writing for children and young people! This includes our award-winning TRAILBLAZER series, historical fiction about great Christian heroes and heroines for young people ages 8-12, and the four-volume HERO TALES: A Family Treasury of True Stories from the Lives of Great Christians, and the companion book, Heroes in Black History.

Nov 14, 2013

Glasstic Glass Water Bottle - Save plastic by using Glasstic ~ Review - Holiday Gift Guide 2013

The Glasstic Glass Water Bottle is perfect for all of your favorite beverages.  It keeps your drinks free from plastic by having a glass bottle insert, but has a strong outer layer of plastic to keep it from being easily broken if dropped.  It is a great new design for on the go, around the house or anytime you need to have a cold drink handy.

Need more reason to choose Glasstic?  How about these great reasons . . .

It is Shatterproof: Designed with a glass insert on the inside of a durable plastic outer casing that helps protect from breakage while providing containment and shatter proofing even if the glass does break.  Our customers love that we offer glass insert replacements for the life of the product for just the cost of shipping.  This encourages reuse.

I personally use mine all around my home, in the car, on the go and any chance I get.  I love this new style of travel bottle - much better than plastic ones!


For this Holiday Season, Mom Loves 2 Read is offering up and special deal for bloggers, sponsors and anyone else who has a website that would like some FREE promotion during the very busy month of December!  2 lucky followers of Mom Loves 2 Read will win prime Advertising space on my sidebar FREE for one month!  DECEMBER!  A full 31 days of sidebar space, twitter, facebook and google+ promotion and the opportunity to have a feature post on Mom Loves 2 Read for one day during the busy month of December!

All you have to do is fill in any of the entries on the form provided - the more you enter, the greater your chances of winning!  Then, make sure to have a feature post ready to go - the winners will only have 24 hours to reply and claim this prize, and will be required to send a sidebar ad button, immediately to be posted by Dec 1st on my sidebar . . . 

Sound interesting?  Then, enter away!

Be sure to check out the other great gift ideas on these Holiday Gift Guide 2013 lists:

Nov 13, 2013

A Bride for Keeps by Melissa Jagears - Review on Mom Loves 2 Read

A Bride for Keeps
Bethany House Publishers (October 1, 2013)
Melissa Jagears


A Tender Tale of Love on the Prairie Perfect for CBA Readers!

Although Everett Cline can hardly keep up with the demands of his homestead, he won't humiliate himself by looking for a helpmate ever again--not after being jilted by three mail-order brides. When a well-meaning neighbor goes behind his back to bring yet another mail-order bride to town, he has good reason to doubt it will work, especially after getting a glimpse at the woman in question. She's the prettiest woman he's ever seen, and it's just not possible she's there to marry a simple homesteader like him.

Julia Lockwood has never been anything more than a pretty pawn for her father or a business acquisition for her former fiance. Having finally worked up the courage to leave her life in Massachusetts, she's determined to find a place where people will value her for more than her looks. Having run out of all other options, Julia resorts to a mail-order marriage in far-away Kansas.

Keep the bedding dry with a Waterproof Mattress Pad from Wearever. Review on Mom Loves 2 Read

  Wearever - Incontinence Underwear That Fits Your Lifestyle
What do you do when your child is learning to stay dry at night?  But is not quite there yet?  Do you keep him or her in overnight diapers or training pants? or wash bedding over and over each day?  Here is another solution to that problem that will allow your child to wear "big kid panties" and still keep the bedding dry.

A Waterproof Mattress Pad with Wings from Wearever.  This mattress pad absorbs wetness, has wings that stay tucked under the edges of the mattress and helps protect bedding and furniture from moisture.  It has helped reduce the amount of laundry I have had by keeping the bedding dry when my youngest was still not staying dry through the night.  Although she rarely has accidents anymore, I continue to use this mattress pad just in case!  It has really worked well for us and I love that it is machine washable and reusable!

I Wanna Be . . . a Princess. How about you? Costume Review on Mom Loves 2 Read #IWannaBe

What do you want to be when you grow up?  Well, Costume Express has many different answers for that question.  From fun and fantastic animal costumes, Princesses, favorite characters and more. . . for babies all the way up to adult sizes - a costume for everyone!

And, not JUST for Halloween!  Now, I know that Halloween is the major dress-up holiday of the year, but what about the rest of the 364 days?  Why not dress up for birthday parties? Christmas parties? Fun Fall parties or Just for Fun Pretend parties?

My daughter's reply to my question "What would you like to be for your birthday?" ~ Her answer: