Monday, September 15, 2014

Feeding Baby Release Party & Giveaway

Check out this incredible giveaway for the new release of the book Feeding Baby by Clancy Cash Harrison. I'm reading this right  now and loving it! Look for my review in a couple weeks.

Feeding Baby Cookbook Release Party & Giveaway over $2000 in Prizes

Feeding Baby Release Party & National Giveaway

Hosted by

Fields of Flavor & Measuring Flower

2 Giveaways, $2000 in Prizes & 30 Winners

baby food cookbook

About Feeding Baby:

"Your baby deserves the best in life- food is no exception! Feeding Baby is the ultimate guide to preparing and feeding wholesome foods for your infant, with helpful nutritional tips, picky eating solutions, and with over 80 recipes. Once you discover how easy and affordable it is to make baby food at home, you'll take comfort in knowing your child is receiving the best nutrition possible."

Feeding Baby Book Signings & Events:

The Prizes:

1 Winner: Vitamix 5200 Blender $450.00


1 Winner: Babycook by Beaba $150.00


9 Winners: Feeding Baby Books $180.00

baby food cookbook

1 Winner: Fairhaven Health and The Naked Nursing Tank Bundle: $142.00


1 Winner: Infant Book Bundle $100.00

Feeding Baby by Clancy Cash Harrison
Dinnertime Survival Guide by Sally Kuzemchak
Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD
Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD
Getting to the Yum by Dr. Karen Le Billon
I will Breastfeed Anywhere by Jennifer Saleem
Milkies in the Morning by Jennifer Saleem

Scentsy Gift Card $100


NuRoo Baby Bundle: $85.00


1 Winner: Buttons Diapers Gift Set $58.00


1 Winner Kiddo Feedo Freezer Trays (2) $40.00

Blueberry & Apple Baby Food and Fruit Leather

1 Winner: The Sili Company Squeeze Pouches: $34.00


1 Winner: Life Without Plastic Stainless Steel Set $33.00


1 Winner: Yoomi 8 oz Feeding System $33.00

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1 Winner: Undercover Mama $25


1 Winner: FunBites Cutter $13.00

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

New Book by John Bytheway, How Do I Know If I Know?

In John Bytheway's latest book, he explores the confidence that we can gain in our own beliefs and testimony.
Now, more than ever, young people are asking insightful and important questions about testimony, worthiness, mission preparation, and more. John Bytheway discusses ways we can come to know that the restored gospel is true, and—more importantly— how to know that we know.
I'm currently reading this book and as usual, Bytheway's examples and ideas have sparked a deeper understanding of the gospel. I love how he encourages us to be bold in our testimony, to learn what we truly believe and keep working on it. I think it's kind of a new concept for most people to understand that a testimony is something that can keep growing stronger--it's not just a one time thing you gain and never have to think about again. You can gain a testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel and then keep learning and growing until your testimony reaches a new level.

In  the book, John uses an acronym, F.E.E.L. as a way to understand all of the ways that we can have a testimony, on so many different levels of knowledge and understanding.
I'm grateful for my testimony of Jesus Christ, my savior and redeemer.

I'm keeping this book handy on my shelf because I think it will be a great resource for my children as they grown and learn in the gospel.

Here's more about the book:

  In How Do I Know If I Know? John Bytheway discusses different
ways we may come to know that the restored gospel is true.
He suggests that we “F.E.E.L.” the truthfulness of the gospel
through our feelings, our experiences, the many evidences we
encounter, and our logical conclusions of how a loving God
interacts with His children on the earth. Like turning up
a dimmer switch, understanding all the ways we F.E.E.L. a
testimony will help to make it brighter. As you read, you may
discover that your testimony is stronger than you thought, and
you’ll also form a plan for helping it to grow.

John Bytheway served a mission to the Philippines and later
graduated from Brigham Young University. A favorite speaker
and teacher, John holds a master’s degree in religious education
and is a part-time instructor at BYU. John is the author of many
bestselling books, audio talks, and DVDs, including How to Be
an Extraordinary Teen; When Times Are Tough: 5 Scriptures
That Will Help You Get through Almost Anything; Life Rocks;
Isaiah for Airheads; and his first children’s picture book, The
Sacrament. He and his wife, Kimberly, have six children.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Something About Love by Elana Johnson

Elana Johnson is a fabulous writer, so I'm excited to tell you about her latest novel! Check out all the deets and enter the giveaway too!

About SOMETHING ABOUT LOVE: High school senior Olivia Winging gave up her love of photography when she gave up her boyfriend, Trevor Youngblood, a year and a half ago. She broke things off with Trevor because her mom married his dad, and dating your step-brother? Creepy.

Livvy hasn’t been on good terms with her mother since, and one of her stipulations for staying at the Youngblood’s every other weekend is that Trevor can’t be there. When she gets nominated for the Junior Photography in Excellence award, Trevor insists she enter. She agrees—only if every photo in the portfolio can be of him. Knowing that Livvy can capture a person’s deepest secrets through her lens, Trevor hesitates before accepting the deal.

As Livvy gets behind the lens of her camera again, her love of photography is rekindled. Unfortunately, the time she spends with Trevor also re-ignites the old flame for him she’s kept smothered for so long.

In order for Livvy to finish her portfolio, she’ll have to face her feelings for Trevor as well as deal with the animosity between her and her mother. Livvy’s always been able to capture a person’s soul from behind the camera—but she’s not sure she likes it when the lens is suddenly focused on her. If she can’t find a way to forgive her mother and admit how she feels about Trevor, Livvy may end up losing more than just the photography contest. She could lose her heart. 

Buy Links:

Special Promo: Elevated, Elana’s first verse novel, will be FREE for five days in September as SOMETHING ABOUT LOVE releases! So get your copy of Elevated for free from Monday, September, 15 – Friday, September 19. (Elevated buy link:

Praise for Elana’s first verse novel, Elevated:
“The taut poetry keeps tension high. The plot is deftly paced, as past intrudes on present, like a photograph emerging in developing fluid.” ~San Francisco Book Review

“Every word Johnson writes carries an emotional heft that lifts readers up to the highest happiness and then sends them crashing down to the depths of despair. It is easy to flow from the first word to the last without ever putting down the book. Johnson shows outstanding talent in this form, and her words are beautiful, important and deeply felt.” ~The Deseret News
About Elana Johnson: Elana Johnson’s work, including Possession, Surrender, Abandon, and Regret, published by Simon Pulse (Simon & Schuster), is available now everywhere books are sold. Her popular ebook, From the Query to the Call, is also available for free download, as well as a Possession short story, Resist

Her self-published novels include two YA contemporary novels-in-verse, Elevated and Something About Love, as well as a YA/NA futuristic fantasy series, which includes Elemental Rush, Elemental Hunger, and Elemental Release.

School teacher by day, Query Ninja by night, you can find her online at her personal blog or Twitter. She also co-founded the Query Tracker blog, and contributes to the League of Extraordinary Writers.

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Strange Dreams & Why I'm Still Blogging

So lately I haven't been able to give much attention to this blog, because I just had my fifth baby and turned in my fifth book to my publisher! But I also didn't want to give up and wasn't sure how to juggle everything.
Here's a pic of me and that sweet baby boy!

Can you believe that I have been blogging for almost 7 years?! I was surprised when I looked back to see and I definitely don't want to quit now because I've met so many great bloggy friends over the years.
A few days ago, I read this lovely post by J. A. Bennett and felt inspired to just let go and blog for the fun of it again.

Here's the result of that freeing feeling--I'm going to tell you about the crazy dream I had last night. Be ready, it's pretty silly, it made my hubby laugh and shake his head when I told him.

In the dream I was at some sort of parade, sitting next to my husband. I noticed that my publisher, Shadow Mountain, was there and some other book friends. Then I noticed that there were some book reviewers walking along and one in particular had a big poster with her review of my latest book, Diamond Rings Are Deadly Things. She came right up to me and I glanced at the poster and noticed the review was less than glowing. The reviewer started talking to me in kind of a negative way and my husband started arguing with her so I whispered to him, "Don't argue, just listen."
Then the reviewer with her big yellow poster started telling me how she didn't like how I wrote the book in a Sci Fi (Science Fiction) style. *Here is where you note that this is an especially strange dream*
I told the reviewer that my book wasn't Sci Fi, it was a mystery, but she didn't agree and wanted to bash my book. So then I said, "If you think my book is Sci Fi, then I don't want to talk to you. Go and talk to my publisher."
And then my dream moved to the set of "Shark Tank" where I was a spectator listening to some guy talk about how he had a chocolate breakfast shake every morning and Mark Cuban nodded and said, "Yeah, I do that too. I haven't ate breakfast in fifteen years."

See I told you my dream was bizarro!
My analysis with a few chuckles: My new book is definitely on my mind a lot because I hope that people like it and I'm excited to see what they think and I guess a little worried too! My reviews have been great though so I better remind my dream self not to worry so much.
I definitely know how the Shark Tank entered my dreams. My hubby and I recently discovered the show and are hooked! We've been watching reruns a couple nights a week. We watched the episode where Danny presented InvisaRack and Robert Herjavec cried when he talked about his factory worker father. I'm thinking that's why Shark Tank entered my dream land.

See, now that was fun and I'm reminded why I enjoyed blogging at the very beginning when I started almost seven years ago. I'm going to try my best to update this blog every Friday with a more personal post, delving more into my journaling style. On Wednesday, I'll continue to review books and products. I love to share reviews, especially about great books!


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