Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Focused by Noelle Pikus Pace, Book Review

This book was an incredible read! I just finished reading it and I loved the format that Noelle wrote in. She includes personal stories, experiences, motivational poems, scriptures, and anecdotes about life and how we can stay the course and achieve our goals.

Focused: Keeping your life on track, one choice at a time is a book that I will pass on to other family members and my children. Noelle is a courageous example of a person who exemplifies faith, courage, and perseverance--those are all qualities I strive for and that I want my children to reach for as well.

More about this book by Noelle Pikus Pace
In her first book, Olympic silver medalist Noelle Pikus Pace
shares ten vital lessons that have been instrumental to her
success—in sports and in life. From overcoming devastating
injuries to pursuing her dreams despite feelings of inadequacy
and loneliness to maintaining her values in the face of extreme
pressure, Noelle tells of heartbreak and triumph in a warm,
conversational style as she shares insights to help others focus
on the right priorities and find the faith to stay strong. With
dozens of full-color photographs, motivating observations, and
soul-searching reflections, chapters such as “You Always Have
a Choice,” “Dare to Stand Alone,” and “The World Is Watching”
offer a unique perspective for readers of all ages as they strive
to stay on track through the challenges and opportunities of
everyday life.

Noelle Pikus Pace competed in soccer, basketball, softball,
track and field, bobsled, and skeleton as a high school
student. She became a first team All-American in track and
field at Utah Valley University, where she earned a bachelor’s
degree in community health and later received a master’s
degree in business administration. In 2005, Noelle became
the first American woman to win the Overall World Cup
Title in skeleton. Favored to win gold in the 2006 Winter
Olympics, she suffered a devastating injury and was unable
to compete. The following year, she came back to win the
World Championship by the largest margin in the sport’s
history and ultimately won a silver medal in the 2014 Winter
I received a copy of this book to review. My opinions are always my own.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Feeding Baby Review & Giveaway

My sweet new baby is almost three months old already and so I've been reading and studying lots on nutrition for me (the breast-feeding mama) and for this 5th baby. I've learned a lot and this book is one I wish I could have read before I had my first child. Clancy Cash Harrison is extremely knowledgeable and Feeding Baby is so much more than a cookbook.
Filled with tips and instruction as well as detailed information about your growing baby and how to introduce foods, this book is a gem. I love Clancy's approach and the permission she extends to parents to have stress-free meals with your children and still introduce lots of new and healthy foods.

The charts that she includes in the book for introducing foods, different ways to prepare vegetables, and more are really invaluable. That's why I think it's so fantastic that I get to offer you one of her favorite charts from the book for FREE using this link:

Every parent should read this book, even if your kids are older than toddlers! Every grandparent should have a chance to study this book as well so they can support their grandchildren in healthy eating and food introduction without pressure.
Do you have a picky eater? This book teaches that some behaviors we label as picky aren't necessarily so. It also gives ideas and info to get through those so-called "picky" phases which I think are wonderful!

I'm impressed with this book and so glad that I can refer to it with my new baby.
There is a huge giveaway in conjunction with the book release. Find out more here I received a copy of this book for review from the publisher. My opinions are my own and I always share honest reviews.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Bible Inspired Rubber Band Jewelery

Have you seen the colorful and stretchy rubber band bracelets around that are all the craze? My daughters, age 11 and 9 have been making these for friends and family. We were thrilled to get the new book by Katreina Eden,

Bible Bands: Create Your Own Faith-Based Rubber Band Jewelry, 13 Loom Designs!

My daughters loved the full color photographs and instructions. We enjoyed looking through the book and noticing the significance of the Bible themes woven into colors and patterns. It's fun to create something that can remind us of our Savior.
 I liked that the instructions helped my girls see how they could make the jewelery featured and gave them ideas for adapting the patterns too.
With Christmas approaching, this is an excellent gift idea. The rubber band sets and looms are inexpensive and so versatile, added to this book would make lots of kids happy!
I received a copy of this book for review from the publisher. My opinions are my own and I always share honest reviews.

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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