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Monday, July 27, 2015

Tulip Body Art

disclaimer:  We received the products below for free in exchange for our honest opinions.  All opinions remain our own.

Tulip Body Art



  Looking for a fun thing to do at parties/sleepovers/sporting events?  Then Tulip Body Art will have you creating in no time.  

  Tulip Body Art has a full line of products that kids and/or adults can use to decorate their skin.  They carry Face & Body Paints, Crystals, Stencils, Glitter Tattoo Kits, Body Markers, and Hair Chalk to name a few.  

  Don't have time to wait for them to arrive in the mail?  No worries, the Tulip Body Art kits are available at Michael's, Jo-Ann, Meijer, Hobby Lobby, and AC Moore.  Or you can order them directly from ilovetocreate.com.  

Mommy in GA: This is one of my favorite products we have reviewed!!!! When they told us they were sending it out I jumped around and squealed like a 5 year old. We had so much fun with the kit, we got it out several times for birthday parties and sleepovers!
I have 3 girls so of course you add in their friends and you have a good size group for fun!!
The majority of it is really easy.... The girls were giving each other glitter tattoos because they had the stencils and the glue and glitter were easy to use..... Just keep an eye on them or you may have a glitter or glue overload!

  We had so much fun with the tulip body art and the supplies lasted quite some time but, are also super easy to order online! The only down fall was the hair chalk we were pretty dissappointed but, in tulip body arts favor I have yet to find a hair chalk we love, this hair chalk didn't work real well in the girls' hair as they all have kind of dark colored hair.

This is a product i would definately review again and even buy.



  Mommy in PA:  I can't say enough good stuff about the Glitter Tattoo Kit.  It was super, super easy.  My ten year old even did his own and they turned out great.  We actually did our tattoos for at the local fair but ended up not being able to go that night...bummer : (  I figured we'd have to do the tattoos again the next night but amazingly they were still intact and looked like we had just done them.  Well it is four days later and just to see how well they held up I was super careful not to scrub over my tattoo in the shower and it is amazingly still there.  Not as glittery as it was but still easily recognizable : )  



  My daughter and I actually tried the hair chalk too (we got the pink).  We, like Mommy in GA, were not impressed at all : (  It hardly showed up, we were looking for really bright.  But again, we have darker hair too so this may just work better for lighter hair color.  



  All in all we were very impressed with the Tulip Body Art for its ease of use and the fact that the product lasts a long time and you can even reuse the stencils as long as you stick them back on the plastic backing, or get creative and make your own designs : )

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

derma e Hydrating Night Creme

disclaimer:  I received the product below for free in exchange for my honest opinions.  All opinions remain my own.

derma e Hydrating Night Crème
 
 
 
  We all know how important it is to keep our bodies hydrated during the summer months, but how many of us really think about how important it is to keep our skin hydrated as well? 
 
  derma e Hydrating Night Crème makes it simple to keep your skin hydrated with minimal work on your behalf.   Just apply once daily to help keep your skin softer, smoother, and younger-looking.  
 
  One of the ingredients used is Hyaluronic Acid.  One molecule of Hyaluronic Acid is said to hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water.  This crème also includes anti-aging antioxidants, vitamins C and E, and Aloe. 
 
  Mommy in GA:I am so excited about our reoccurring work together with derma e!!! Derma e has soooooo many great products and they are decently priced for the amount of product you get and how long it lasts!!

I received the derma e Hydrating Night Crème this time and I really like it!!!

I am only 32 so I am hoping that not getting a miraculous result on looking younger is because........ I am already looking younger!!!!!!

The texture is fantastic!! Some lotions are too thick or too thin or too greasy etc....  The derma e Hydrating Night Crème feels like a thicker lotion, but it is just right!!! It does not leave a greasy feel on your skin which I LOVE!!!!!! I can not stand the feel of greasy residue on my face after the fact.
Another great thing I love is the smell of it I can't explain it but, it just smells good which is a great feature for a product you wear on your face...you know...around your nose where it smells everything!!!

The jar is super cute, not very fancy but, it is relatively small and easy to keep out of the way, unlike the big bottles that take up so much room :) 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

derma e Products

disclaimer:  I received the products below for free in exchange for my honest opinions.  All opinions remain my own.
 
derma e
 
  So if you haven't noticed already, we have tested quite a few derma e products.  Well today's post is about two more of their product line, the Tea Tree and E Oil and the Hydrating Facial Wipes.
 
 
 
 
 
  The Tea Tree and E Oil is a multi-purpose product.  It can be used for a variety of skin issues.  It is made using 75% Tea Tree Oil (known for being a potent antibacterial, antifungal, and a natural antiseptic) and 25% Vitamin E.
 
  derma e actually calls this product their "medicine kit in a bottle" and they say you can use it on cuts, scrapes, dermatitis, eczema, ringworm, fungal issues, poison ivy, insect bites, rashes, blisters, and fungal issues. 
 
  Mommy in PA:  Well of course I used this on my dry hands first and let me tell you, not only did it give me instant relief from the dryness but it actually helped heal my hands back up from all of the cracking. 

So the verdict on the insect bites...it worked, and it worked within seconds.  Now the itching did come back from time to time over the next couple of days but another dab of the oil and I was good to go!
 
  The smell of this is a little strong but it really does grow on you after awhile : ) 
 
 
 
    derma e is also looking out for those who travel with their Hydrating Facial Wipes.  Need to take your facial care on the go?  Then these facial wipes would be perfect for you.  The packaging is small enough to toss in your bag or glove box and again they are multi-purpose.  Not only are you cleaning the gunk off your face but you are also moisturizing with Hyaluronic Acid which leaves your skin conditioned, softened, and smooth. 
 
  These wipes contain the superfruit extracts Grape Seed and Maqui Berry. 
 
  Each pack contains 25 compostable wipes and even the outer packaging is recyclable. 
 
  Mommy in PA:  What a great product to toss in your glove box or in your gym bag.  These come in super handy for when you need a quick freshen-up but don't have access to running water.  I've tried a few different facial wipes in my day and most leave your face feeling almost too clean, tight, and dry.  Not these wipes, they leave your face feeling soft and smooth, no oiliness here. 
 
  The scent of these is nice too.  Nothing overwhelming, just a nice natural smell. 
 
 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

derma e Skin, Hair and Nail Oil

disclaimer:  We received the product below for free in exchange for our honest opinions.  All opinions remain our own.
 
derma e Skin, Hair and Nail Oil
 
 
 
 
Multi-purpose products are all the rage.  Who wants a product that does only one thing when you can have something that takes care of a wide range of beauty issues in one small package?!  Well derma e has done just that in their Skin, Hair and Nail Oil.
 
  The Oil is a concentrated, multi-benefit beauty treatment with Organic Argan, Organic Jojoba, and Kukui Oils.  As with all other derma e products this one is also cruelty-free and 100% vegan. 
 
  You can use the oil on your skin to help replenish moisture, on your hair for taming frizz and boosting shine, and on your nails for conditioning. 
 
  Mommy in GA: we have done a lot with derma e poducts and have yet to be dissappointed! This product is the same! I tried it on my hair on the ends (the oil helps with frizziness and if you have ever dyed or bleached your hair before a much needed cut you know the frizz im talking about!)  i put a drop of oil in my hair and the frizz instantly subsided it doesnt even look super oily!
Next i tried my nails.... This was different because it leaves a glaze, i am typing on my phone after re applying and i can see everywhere my hands have been! Might need to clean the screen after this! The bright side being my nails look better!!

Last but not least my skin...... I know you are all probably thinking good god why doesn't mommy in GA just go get a pedicure already!!! But again I used this on my cracked dry heels. I don't know why I won't get a pedicure, it's a luxury and takes time I guess lol. I notice a difference in my heels it seems to help hold the moisture a little better.
It comes in a cute bottle with it's own dropper and it smells different but not stinky different.
 
  Mommy in PA:  Just like Mommy in GA and her dry heels, I tried this oil on my worst problem skin area...my hands.  I love how it instantly helped soothe them and made them feel a lot less tight, dry skin is just so irritating and this was a quick fix.  I also love how it made my nails shiny and it made my cuticles look healthier too. 
 
  I personally did not use this in my hair because my daughter stole it before I had a chance too...LOL.  What she used it for was her face.  During the winter she had some problem areas where her skin got dry and flaky, this helped her quite a bit and she even said she noticed her face wasn't breaking out as much either. 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Fresh Cab

disclaimer:  We received the product below for free in exchange for our honest opinions.  All opinions remain our own.

Fresh Cab

  Most of us have had to deal with a rodent problem from time to time.  But who likes the thought of having to use scary chemicals to get rid of the problem rodents?  Well the company earthkind has the solution.  

  Fresh Cab is a non-toxic, green product made for repelling rodents.  Just place the pouches anywhere you see signs of rodent activity.  Be sure to place one near your dryer vent close to fall as those little buggers are always looking for a nice warm place to get out of the weather. 

Mommy in GA: I am not sure if i had any issues with mice before i tried this product or not,but I can tell you i definitely didn't after i used it!!

I have 4 relatively small children and their safety is the front and center of my concerns.....I was able to sit this out and not worry too much about them getting ahold of it. I stuck one in my laundry room and one outside in my carport (i will be honest and tell you their are enough crawling critters out there and i do NOT need mice too!!) i have not noticed any mice or nesting supplies or even those lovely pellets they like to leave us��.

Overall i am pretty impressed....... We have enough to worry about without those little buggers moving in!!

Mommy in PA:  Unlike Mommy in GA, I know we have rodent issues from time to time...yuck!  You would think that having cats would totally get rid of the mice but it doesn't.  I have actually watched a mouse steal some of my cat's food before.  

  I was so excited to try out the Fresh Cab because sometimes it just isn't safe to sit a mousetrap or mouse poison where we are having the mouse issues...like near the cat's food.  But with the Fresh Cab I didn't have to worry about it : )  And guess what...no mice since I put it out YAY! 

Monday, June 29, 2015

"Let's Visit Maui"

disclaimer:  We received the book below for free in exchange for our honest opinions.  All opinions remain our own.

"The Adventures of Bella & Harry:  Let's Visit Maui!"


Written by Lisa Manzione
Illustrations by Kristine Lucco

  This is actually book twelve in the series of "The Adventures of Bella & Harry".  Bella and Harry are sister and brother Chihuahuas that, along with their family,  take kids on adventures to different locations around the world and show them the different cultures, customs, traditions, and landmarks.

To find out more and give your children a chance to interact with Bella & Harry you can head over to their site here where there are online study guides, coloring print outs, and games. 

Mommy in GA: my 10 year old said she loved this book, it is a really great way to teach children as far as teaching differant islands and they used some hawiian language. It was good because they used pictures and maps and showed examples of the things they were talking about so it was a good way to learn!


My 9 year old said " i like it but there is too much learning about stuff i can learn at school."
She obviously only wants to read for fun not too absorb anything real lol.


My 6 year old says "nothing" 
He is big on description!!

Mommy in PA:  This was a great learning adventure for me and the kids though my youngest said he already knew most of the stuff in the book (He is a tad bit of an overachiever...LOL).  He kept interrupting my reading with other facts he knew which made the book that much more special. 


 My daughter and I both agreed that the pictures were gorgeous (and that's something coming from a 17 year old).  Every page is completely covered with beautiful art. 


I also love that they use a good selection of the native languages although I would really have loved it if they would have included a page in the front or back that had word pronunciations for the tricky words.  The page with all the island names had my kids looking at me a little goofy because I didn't know how to pronounce them all : )


These would make great books to have available in the classroom for learning geography and about native languages and cultures.

  You can pick up your own copy on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

 

Friday, June 26, 2015

ToiletTree Products - Portable Oral Irrigator

disclaimer:  We received the following product for free in exchange for our honest opinions.  All opinions remain our own.
 
ToiletTree Products - Portable Oral Irrigator
 
 
 
  Keeping your teeth clean and healthy, especially when on the go can be daunting at times.  Especially when you hate to floss.  Well ToiletTree Products has a solution that will not only make oral health easier but also more convenient...the Portable Oral Irrigator.
 
  The Portable Oral Irrigator helps you get a deep down clean in all those hard to reach places using an adjustable pulsating stream of water.  Great for people with bridges and braces where normal flossing just won't cut it.
 
  The nozzle (they include 2 so you don't have to share the same nozzle) rotates a full 360 degrees allowing you to reach every corner of your mouth, and it even folds down for easy storage.  The irrigator itself even folds down to half its normal size when done using so that you can take it with you wherever you go.  Great for business trips, lunch breaks, etc.  It also features two different operating modes (normal and soft) allowing you choose which works the best for your dental situation.  And the unit is even rechargeable.
 
  Mommy in GA: Okay so the Oral Irrigator I was a little hesitant to use, and now I am furious I missed out that time!!! This is great........ I am probably about to overshare but here it goes! I used this for the first time when I still had the morning bed fuzzies (meaning before brushing my teeth !Eww I know) I used it then so that I could see how well it was really going to work and let me tell yall I was really impressed!!

I had to brush my teeth to get the fresh feeling only brushing gives you but, the irrigator is a nice thing to have to keep your teeth feeling clean between meals or on the go!
I used the low setting because my teeth are a little sensitive, I also tried the normal setting and it wasn't unbearable, but that is he nice thing is you get an option not just one setting!! 
 
  Mommy in PA:  As soon as this arrived I handed it to my teenage daughter.  She has had tons of dental issues the past couple of years, the most recent being a bunch of small cavities between her teeth...obviously due to a non-diligent job of flossing : ( 
 
  She filled it up and decided to try it out on her hand first to see just how hard the water shot out.  Well needless to say, she was a little scared to try it in her mouth.  After a few minutes she decided to try it out and ended up handing it back to me saying she was just too afraid it might pop out her fillings. 
 
  Well that left me to try it out and I just wanna say that if you've never tried an oral irrigator before be very careful as to not totally drench yourself and all of your surroundings like I did...LOL!  This does take some practice : )  But I will say that it is great for getting out all of those tiny food particles and for removing plaque.  I just wish I would have had one of these when my daughter was younger and maybe we could have avoided a lot of the issues she is dealing with now. 
 
 
 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Essenza Luxury Hand Soap

disclaimer:  I received the products below for free in exchange for my honest opinions.  All opinions remain my own.
 
Essenza Luxury Hand Soap
 




Essenza is a new line of hand soap. The soap is available in various scents such as :French Lavender, Rosemary Mint, Pomegranate Acai, Pear Glace, South Pacific Waters and Mango Agave.
 
 
The Essenza line is available nationwide at Target, select Bed Bath & Beyonds, Walgreens and DrugStore.com . A 12 oz. bottle will run around $3.99 and a 16.9 oz. bottle is around $4.99.  Can you say luxury on a budget?!?!
 
 
The soaps are made from a blend of essential oils, shea butter, and aloe.  They are all free of artificial dyes and colorings, making them great for those with more sensitive skin. 

Mommy in GA:  No, you're not experiencing dejavu, I did indeed review these soaps awhile ago but the company was kind enough to allow me to review again.

This time I received the Pomegranate Acai and the South Pacific Waters.  My favorite being the Pomegranate Acai. 

I still totally love the packaging of these soaps.  It's a little bit of added luxury in the bathroom or the kitchen and they don't cost a fortune. 

Also they smell amazing!!!  It's also nice to know that these soaps are available in a lot of locations so no need to wait to have them shipped. 

Balanced Guru

 
disclaimer:  We received the following products for free in exchange for our honest opinions.  All opinions remain our own.
 
 
 
Balanced Guru




  Are you looking to add a little more balance to your life (balance in your skincare routine that is) then Balanced Guru has you covered.  Balanced Guru carries a full line of certified organic products for your skin, body, and hair to help everyone find their own balance. 


  Mommy in GA and Mommy in PA each received samples of Balm Me Up and Soothe Me Slowly and here is what we thought:


  Mommy in GA:  These both had equal effectiveness on my nasty, dried out heels.  I noticed that they both left an oily residue but that's ok because my heels feel smoother now and that was the point.  It was amazing how quickly these products relieved my dry skin.  And they even smell good, the Balanced Guru products that is, not my feet. 


  Mommy in PA:  The Balm Me Up was a great product for relieving my dry skin issues.  My hands tend to dry out a lot, especially in the winter and this product actually made the dryness go away instantly.  It did leave my hands feeling on the oily side but it wasn't the kind of oiliness that leaves a residue on other surfaces (which is a huge plus, especially when you are typing a lot). 

  I really like the smell of the Soothe Me Slowly.  It really does give you a soothing feeling.  This is great for spraying on your skin before bedtime.  

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Dakota Vox Light Up Mascara

disclaimer:  We received the product below for free in exchange for our honest opinions.  All opinions remain our own.
 
Dakota Vox Light Up Mascara
 
 
 
  Ok, I know what you are thinking...light up mascara...you mean it lights up on my lashes?  Well the answer is no.  What it means is that the actual applicator end of the case lights up.  Not only does it have the LED light up end but also a mirror on the other part of the case so you can see what you are doing even in the poorest lit conditions. 
 
 
 
  The lights are activated by simply pushing the button located on the end of the cap.  How simple!
 
 
 
  Now you are probably wondering about the mascara itself.  Well it is rich black, flake free pigment that is designed to lengthen your lashes.  And the applicator is silicone to give your eyelashes an even coating without clumping. 
 
  You can pick up your very own Dakota Vox Light Up Mascara by going here.  Retails for $12.99. 
 
  Mommy in GA: I opened this and.......fell in love!!!!  This is awesome, the Dakota Vox Light Up mascara is great!! It not only makes my eyelashes look longer and fuller but, they are also still light like I haven't put two coats of mascara on!!! The mascara doesn't clump your lashes together either, unless you are like me and tend to recycle your makeup with a few touchups, I know it is a horrible habbit but those are the hardest ones to break right?!?!
I LOVE that the case lights up also, you never know when you might need to apply your makeup in the pitch dark!!
 
  Mommy in PA:  I wish all mascaras were like this!  Not only do they have the awesome light and mirror so you can see what you are doing but the case actually makes a clicking sound when you screw the end in so that you know it is fully closed.  No more dried up mascara or possible messes in your purse due to hurriedly throwing the cap on and just hoping it is closed : ) 
 
  The mascara did indeed make my lashes appear longer and didn't overcoat them like some of the other mascaras I have.  This would be a great everyday mascara for when you are going for a less dramatic look. 
 
  The only thing I think they could do to improve upon this product is to make replacement cartridges that slip in and out of the base so that there is no need to purchase the whole product repeatedly if your case and lights are still working, I just think that would be awesome : )

 

Monday, April 27, 2015

"Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania"

disclaimer:  I received the following book for free from Blogging For Books in exchange for my honest opinions.  All opinions remain my own.
 


"Dead Wake:  The Last Crossing of the Lusitania"

 


 

by Erik Larson

 
  So we all know of the tragedy of the Titanic, but did you ever hear of the Lusitania?  If the name sounds familiar then you probably remember hearing that it was a ship that had been torpedoed during World War I.  But did you know that it too was a passenger ship, one that was fully loaded with men, women, and children all on their way to England?  Well that is what Erik Larson sets out to tell us about in this book.
 

  Passengers knew of the danger of submarines before even setting out for the journey but many believed that a ship as big as the Lusitania would have nothing to fear.  Besides, they believed that once they reached the more dangerous waters that they would be being escorted with military ships from England to protect them.  Little did they know that there would be no such escort and that fate would bring them to the right place at the wrong time that fateful May day. 
 

  The English had acquired code books of the German's and had organized a group of specialists to work on deciphering them in a room called "Room 40".  The specialists had deciphered multiple messages regarding submarine activity in the general area that the Lusitania was headed but yet no escort was sent.  They had actually been deciphering messages from the submarine that would in a weeks time be the one who would sink the Lusitania with just one torpedo, the submarine known as U-20.
 

  Captain Turner had a couple delays at the beginning of his voyage that could have affected the outcome, along with some fog which if it had stayed for just a half hour longer may also have saved so many lives. 

 
  Learn about the folks who perished and those who were saved, find out how just one submarine torpedo took down this mighty ship, how will President Wilson respond to the disaster.  Find out all of this and more in "Dead Wake:  The Last Crossing of the Lusitania"

 
  Mommy in PA:  This was one of those reviews where I could have just typed and typed until my fingers fell off.  So much information, but in a very enjoyable format.  I never knew history could be so fun. 

  You can tell that Mr. Larson spent a lot of time researching personal artifacts, letters, books, etc. to get the feeling that you really know these passengers.  His way of writing really puts you on that deck with those folks the very second they see the torpedo coming through the water.  You can feel the fear they had while they are trying to decide whether to attempt to get on a life boat or wait it out to see if she will stay afloat.  You even feel their sadness when the survivors are searching for their loved ones in the make-shift morgues. 

 
  I was amazed by the fact that there were so many who didn't know how to even put on their life vests properly (what a terrible way to die), it was also shocking that there were so many people who were never claimed by their loved ones.  And the haunting part about others that were never found.
 

  It's sad to know that we learned so much about the Titanic disaster but so little about the Lusitania.  So many lives lost and in the case of the Lusitania there were ways it could have been avoided.
 
 
  This is the type of book that makes you want to go out and do some more research yourself.  He cites so many wonderful sources that he used to get his information, it is totally amazing the amount of research he did and all the places he had to go to do so. 
 

  There is just so much information in this book that I have no idea what to touch on next so I will just leave the reading to you, you will not be disappointed. 
 


 

Monday, April 13, 2015

Nodorsil

disclaimer:  we received the products below for free in exchange for our honest opinions.  All opinions remain our own.

Nodorsil Microfiber Cleaning Cloth Multipack (12 towels in 6 varieties)



Product Manufacturer:  Stadler Form
Product Use: cleaning cloths
Product Features:  Guarantees 99% fewer germs, eco-friendly, silver ionic technology prevents odor and bacteria growth, machine washable, and reusable.  Safe around kids and pets.
Price:  $59.99 
Misc:  Can be washed 300+ times and still retain 90% of their antimicrobial properties.  Multipack contains 2 Antimicrobial Universal All Purpose Cloths, 2 Antimicrobial All Purpose Cloths with Activated Carbon, 1 Antimicrobial Floor Cloth with Scrubbing Stripes, 3 Antimicrobial Viscose Cloths, and 2 Microfiber Window Cloths. 
Find out More:  www.StadlerFormUSA.com
Here is what Mommy in GA and Mommy in PA thought of the various cleaning cloths:



Microfiber All Purpose Cloths with Strips

Mommy in GA: These are fantastic!!!  I used mine everywhere from the kitchen (all surfaces, especially great for stubborn messes in the fridge or on the floor!!) to the bathroom....no worries the bathroom has its very own! They work for dusting in a pinch too! Best part is you use them, wash the, repeat!!!!!

Mommy in PA:  I LOVE these ones!  I use them for anything and everything.  The strips really help make it easier to clean up stuck on dirt.  I've used these for cleaning my stovetop, dusting, washing windows, etc.  They are a great multi-purpose cleaning cloth.




Microfiber All Purpose Cloths with Activated Carbon

Mommy in GA: These work better for dusting lol! These would be great for any surface that is more likely to scratch :)

Mommy in PA:  These too were great!  I used these inside my house for dusting and outside for buffing the wax off of our truck.  It was great because they are super soft so you don't have to worry about them scratching anything and they clean up wonderfully.




Microfiber Sponge Cloths

Mommy in GA:  These I actually didn't use for cleaning I used these to collect water from my wet dishes as a drying towel.... not my best idea :(  Haha the brain was on delay that day.

Mommy in PA:  I just really don't care for the feel of these ones.  I don't know about all of you but I have a hard time cleaning with something if I can't stand the way it feels in my hand.




Antibacterial Viscose Cloths

Mommy in GA: These I only used in the kitchen and I also used one in my bathroom, great for countertops and door knobs :)

Mommy in PA:  These were ok for wiping down my countertops and the added antibacterial factor just made me feel better about using them instead of a regular cloth. 




Microfiber Window Cloths

Mommy in GA: I am not a fan of these ones they do have a strange feeling and also streaked the bathroom mirror.  They might be good for cleaning the outside windows??? Maybe I will try that the weather is starting to get nice here :)

Mommy in PA:  My husband tried these on our truck windows and he did not like them.  They didn't really do anything but smear the water around.  I personally just haven't used them for anything because they feel weird.


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

"Duck Commander Devotions for Kids"

disclaimer:  I received the following book for free from Booklook Bloggers in exchange for my honest opinions.  All opinions remain my own.
 
"Duck Commander Devotions for Kids"
 

 
by Korie Robertson & Chrys Howard
illustrated by Holli Conger
 
  If you are looking for a fun, new way to get your kids involved religion then this book is right up your alley.
 
  Just read a page a day to your kiddos to instill values, encourage individuality, remind them that they are loved, etc.  Every day is a new lesson to be learned or reinforced. 
 
  Each page (devotion) includes a scripture, a prayer, a personal story about the Robertson family, and Duck Commander applications which encourage the children to use what they've learned that day.
 
  Mommy in PA:  This book is not only very useful but also very beautiful.  The first thing I noticed was the wonderful illustrations.  This in itself was enough to make me want to keep picking up the book : )
 
  I love how they incorporate their own life stories into the pages so that it is easier to explain to your kids what the scriptures mean.  Also it is way more exciting than how we typically try to teach our kids about the Bible.  The stories are also enough to keep even the adults interested.
 
  Also this book isn't just for younger kids either.  I found that a lot of the information in the pages pertained to my teenager as well.  I just read those sections aloud and waited for the glaring looks from across the room...lol : ) 
 
  I think that this book is best used by reading one page each day and focusing on one lesson at a time.  That gives the kids a whole day to incorporate what they've learned before moving on to something new. 


 
They even include a ribbon bookmark to keep track of where you are, how cool is that ?!?!
 
  This would be a great gift for any little "Duck Commander" fans out there : )