11/30/17

Taste of Home Most Requested Recipes: 633 Top-Rated Recipes Our Readers Love!

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This cookbook is amazing! Every kitchen should have a cookbook with tried-and-true dishes. This brand new collections is jam packed with recipes that cooks have eagerly shared, raved about, and rated absolutely delicious. Taste of Home Most Requested Recipes includes 633 of the most loved meals, appetizers, sandwiches, side dishes, casseroles, cakes, and so much more.
This cookbook features an easy-to-use lay-flat spiral binding. It includes preparation and cook times for every recipe, plus gorgeous full-color photos. Each recipes features step-by-step instructions so your dish turns out perfect every time.
It also includes handy kitchen tips and how-to's, at-a-glance icons for Fast Fixes, 5-Ingredient Dishes, Freeze It and Slow Cooker Recipes. About the only thing it doesn't include is your own personal chef, but it might just make your family believe you are one!
I am always looking for new ideas for main dishes, but I hate spending hours combing the internet for a single recipe, then spending even more time reading all the reviews on it. I am so happy to have a collection of delicious dishes that I know my family will love.
This beautiful hardbound spiral cookbook is a wonderful holiday gift idea. It's perfect for cooks who are new to the kitchen, as well as those who are tired of cooking the same tired menu of family dishes. Spice up someone's holidays with the Taste of Home Most Requested Recipes cookbook!

Holiday Books for Children

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Books are always a wonderful gift for children and this holiday season, there are two great new books that kids are going to love! T.E.A.M. Rudolph and the Reindeer Games (Silver Dolphin Books, ages 3-7) features an expanded storyline of the classic Christmas special — the first ever new content in its beloved story. We all recall the most famous reindeer of all. But how much do you know about the story of the Reindeer Games and the other eight reindeer? Well, now you can know the whole story, meet the rest of Santa's trusted reindeer, and learn what it means to be on T.E.A.M. Rudolph. Featuring themes of caring, acceptance, and the holiday spirit, this is the perfect holiday gift for longtime fans of the TV special, as well as young newcomers to the story.
In Disney Olaf’s Frozen Adventures: A Holiday Surprise (Studio Fun International, Ages 3+), follow your favorite silly, snuggly snowman in this heart-melting holiday adventure. Timed perfectly to the ABC special Olaf’s Frozen Adventure and just in time for Frozen on Broadway in spring 2018. With the shaped board book acetate, it’ll feel like you’re holding a real snowflake and watching the glittery snow as you read about the sweet and funny experiences of Olaf the Snowman. Watch the snow fall and stay warm as you join your favorite characters in a Frozen Adventure. My grandsons loved the see-through page feature! Add these two fabulous books to your Christmas gift list!

11/29/17

Fun and Friendly Calligraphy for Kids #book

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One of my favorite childhood memories was receiving a calligraphy set. I spent hours learning the art of lettering. I probably still have some of my first examples in my memory box. Today it seems that even a simple hand-written letter is a rarity, so learning the art of calligraphy is an incredibly impressive skill for a youngster to have. Fun and Friendly Calligraphy for Kids by Virginia Lucas Hart is a hands-on guide to creative lettering. There are so many ways to use calligraphy - thank you notes, gifts, envelopes, monograms, gifts, logos, drawings, stationary, and much more! 
This softbound book teaches calligraphy terms, how to set up a workspace, using a calligraphy pen, mixing inks, letterforms, practice guidelines, and creating a style of your very own. It's filled with examples, photos, illustrations, and tons of information. It's the perfect holiday gift for kids and it may even be the start of a new love for art and the beauty of lettering. I love this book and will be using it to tune up my own calligraphy skills over the Christmas holiday!
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Kick Some Rash with Boudreaux's Butt Paste

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No baby wants diaper rash and as parents we want to make sure baby is always happy and comfortable. Boudreaux's Butt Paste helps treat and prevent diaper rash with every changing. It starts relieving discomfort upon contact and provides the thickest barrier of protection against diaper rash. Butt Paste is pediatrician-recommended and contains no dyes, preservatives, parabens, or talc. Ingredients include Zinc Oxide 16%, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Mineral Oil, Paraffin, Peruvian Balsam, and Petrolatum.
Boudreaux's Butt Paste original formula comes in two different size tubes that are perfect for on-the-go and a convenient flip-top container to keep on the changing table. It works great for the little ones in my house! Get more information at www.buttpaste.com and kick some rash!

11/28/17

Deluxe Workbench from American Plastic Toys

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It’s tool time! This impressive and sturdy Deluxe Workbench features classic role-play fun for the youngest woodworker. The jam-packed 38-piece set comes complete with everything a workshop needs for hours of imaginative engagement including a reversible drill with two drill bits, a hammer, wrench and screwdriver, four nails, six bolts, six nuts, five interlocking gears, five connector brackets, a cell phone and a ruler. The two-drawer bench also includes a pegboard, two drawers, and three hooks to hang tools after a long day of “work” and play. My grandson is going to go nuts over the Deluxe Workbench!
The Deluxe Workbench stands 33" tall and is perfect for young children who want to be just like daddy or grandpa! American Plastic Toys has proudly manufactured safe toys in United States since 1962. All of the plastic used to make their toys is purchased in the USA. The colorant molded in all of their products is purchased domestically and is FDA-approved for use in food packaging. None of their products are painted or include phthalates. Every American Plastic Toys product is tested by at least one independent U.S. safety-testing lab to insure that it complies with applicable safety standards. What a great holiday gift idea, especially for the "big" gift from Santa!
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Paint This Book! Watercolor for the Artistically Undiscovered

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I have always wanted to be a painter. I envy artists who have a studio filled with canvases and paints of every color. Thacher Hurd and John Cassidy have created the perfect book for people like me - Paint This Book! is a book that teaches watercolor for the artistically undiscovered. It's a spiral-bound book that comes with high-quality watercolors and a paintbrush and you can paint right in the book. It starts with very basic technique information and, as you go through the book, the information advances both your knowledge and your talent.
There are two types of paper used to create this book - a glossy paper where all the information is contained and watercolor paper where all the painting happens. They teach you about color mixing, using a pencil to outline shapes and objects before painting, using washes, light and shadow, perspective, painting a still life, and telling a story. It's like an entire professional art class contained in a single book. Paint This Book! is perfect for kids who are budding artists and also for adults like me who have dreamed of learning painting skills all life long. It will provide hours of fun and education for anyone who wants to be an artist!
Too many schools are eliminating creative arts from the curriculum. Art provides so many benefits to both the young and the old. Creating art enhances problem-solving skills, reduces stress, boosts self-esteem, increases observation skills, provides a healthy outlet for emotions, and stimulates the imagination. Paint This Book! is the perfect holiday gift!

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11/27/17

Taste of Home: 365 Days of Cookies Cookbook

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Oh, cookbooks, how I love you! This mouthwatering cookbook is from Taste of Home and features 365 Days of Cookies, a new recipe for every day of the year. It is a hardbound book, with convenient spiral binding, so the cookbook stays open and flat until you're done baking. Fill your year with cookies!
Cookies make everyone smile. Whether you love crispy and crunchy, or soft and chewy, you are sure to find dozens of delicious recipes that are your favorites. Try some Brownie Alipine Biscotti or Lemon and Rosemary Butter Cookies for those cold winter nights. Learn how to make Breakfast Cookies and Lemony Macaroons in the spring.
There are cookie recipes for seasons, barbecues, baby showers, Halloween, and even cookies for holidays like National Potato Chip Day. There are gorgeous photos of every recipe, prep and bake time information and hints, as well as tips and reader reviews. My favorite recipes are the holiday cookies like Molasses Cutouts and Holiday Gumdrop Cookies.
I absolutely love this cookbook! Cookies are easy to make, even if you have toddlers helping, and everyone gets to enjoy the finished product. Grab a copy today and make cookies all year long! It's a wonderful holiday gift idea for bakers of all experience levels. Who wouldn't want a cookie cookbook?
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Giveaway! Plexus Slim - The Pink Drink

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There are many products that you can mix into your daily water, but Plexus Slim does so much more than make water taste delicious! Plexus Slim helps you lose weight and improves your gut health.

Just mix one packet of Plexus Slim into 12-20 ounces of water, shake well, and drink 30-60 minutes before a meal. Add this delicious raspberry, lemon, watermelon flavor to your daily routine 1-2 times per day. It's Gluten Free, 100% Vegetarian, and Non-GMO. Each packet is only 5 calories! It's clinically demonstrated to help you lose weight, it promotes the growth of good gut microbes, and it supports healthy glucose metabolism.

I've been enjoying Plexus Slim for the past month and I've noticed a big difference in my health. I have lost four pounds and I have more energy! I haven't changed anything in my lifestyle other than adding two Plexus Slim drinks per day. See what Plexus Slim can do for you!

Visit plexusworldwide.com for more information and don't forget to enter my giveaway below!
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Win a month of Plexus Slim!
To enter, just fill in the giveaway form below. Giveaway is open to US readers, ages 18 and older. One winner will receive a free one-month supply of Plexus Slim, which includes 2 bags, a total of 60 packets. Giveaway ends on 12/15/2017. Good luck!