Thursday, August 21, 2014

Free Vet Pretend Play Activities

My youngest loves to pretend play.  Before Christmas he had decided that he wanted to be a doctor.  For one of his gifts we decided to put together a doctor's kit that would work better for him compared to one that you would buy in the store.  We found him scrubs at the thrift and added various other items we thought would go well with it. Shortly after I found some great printables to go along with it, prescription pad, doctor's forms, etc.  Tonight I ran across these vet papers and thought he'd love those as well. Then he can play vet with his animals and still use some of the same items from his doctors kit.  Here's the site I found them at:  Free Vet Play

Book Review: A Bouquet of Love by Janice Thompson

I love, loved, loved this book! I really can't think of anything that I didn't like.  I really loved the characters in this book. Another thing I really liked was the way the author really made real the experiences that were going on in the book. I think we all think we could relate to being in a Greek or Italian family, but this book really brings to life what it could be like.  There is lots of fun, laughter and joy in this book.  I think this is a great book for everyone.



I received this book free for my honest review.

Book Review: Death Takes a Ride by Lorena McCourtney

I have not read any books by this author before, so I wasn't sure how I'd like the book.  It was an easy read and I enjoyed the book.  Cate Kinkaid seems to me to be a very quirky character (LOL) I don't think she'd be employed by everyone, but certainly by a different sort of person. She seems to find herself in the unusual situations right from the beginning of the book.  One of my favorite characters in the book is Clancy.  He's a great add to the mix and I just don't think that the story would have been the same without him.  If your looking for an easy read with a few good laughs this is a great book for you.




I received this book for free for an honest review.

Book Review: 90 Minutes in Heaved Anniversary Edition by Don Piper

This is not the type of book I'd probably pick up unless a close friend had read it and highly recommended it to me.  After reading for just a short time I was totally hooked into this book.  I can't even imagine what Mr. Piper went through on this journey. I can't imagine how his family felt as they watched him healing, especially in those early days.  Sometimes the things I've heard about Heaven sound forced, like those people that talk about it are trying to say what they think they should say about it.  I didn't get that feel from the author at all. I felt that he was trying more to get his story out there about his journey through this all, what he learned and what he gained from it. He showed us what others taught him and it felt to me that he was trying to show us through the story just how much we can learn from other.  This was an amazing book and I would recommend it to everyone.




I received this book for an honest review.

Book Review: The Revealing by Suzanne Woods Fisher

I pretty much love any book about the Amish! I've read quite a few books by Suzanne Woods Fisher and I've enjoyed them all.  One thing that I really think she does well is to develop the characters in her books.  As I read this book one of my favorite characters was Naomi.  I felt she really developed as a character from the beginning to the end.  There are also several different plots happening at the same time, but it's not done in a way that the reader gets confused and can't keep track while reading.  Another thing that I think this author does well is the way she ends her books.  Often I've read books where when I've finished I'm left hanging or I know there isn't going to be another book to continue the series.  She ends her books in a way that is gentle.  The reader is still wanting to know more about these characters, but if there weren't another book you wouldn't feel let down about the way the story ended.  I would highly recommend this book to anyone that loves books about the Amish.




I received a copy of this book for an honest review.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Book Review: Surviving Henry by Erin Taylor Young

When I first saw the title of this book I wasn't too sure that it was going to be interesting. Once I read the first few pages I realized how wrong I was.  I don't know when I have laughed so much reading a book. The writer has such a way describing the situations that she and her family have with Henry. You can really picture yourself standing there actually seeing it all take place. We have a dog that has done a few interesting things, but Henry goes above and beyond anything I have seen.  This is a great book to read when you need a few laughs and just want an easy book to relax and enjoy the night.


** I received a copy of this book for my honest review

Review: Reading Eggs

Issac has always loved  Reading Eggs  and recently we were given a free 6 month subscription.  One of my favorite things about this...