Friday, January 27, 2017

Review: Amazing Animal Facts Postcards

Special thanks to Blogging for Books for sponsoring this post. 

At age six my daughter is like a sponge, soaking up any information she can get her hands on. One of her fave subjects is animals. While most nonfiction children's books on animals focus on the very basics, the beautifully illustrated, amazing book, taught this mom a thing or two, too!

The Illustrated Compendium of Amazing Animal Facts  by Maja Säfström.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Paying It Forward with Stonyfield #sp

This post is sponsored by Stonyfield. I am a Stonyfield Ambassador, but all opinions expressed are my own.
How do you pay it forward?

This past December, Stonyfield invited its ambassadors to participate in a Pay It Forward campaign. I received a $50 giftcard from Stonyfield and was invited to think of a way to pay it forward in my community during the holiday season. 

As a teacher in a public school, I know that many of my students' families struggle during the holiday season. I paid it forward by surprising my students with a holiday party that featured a hot chocolate bar where they could load up their hot cocoas with marshmallows and sprinkles and whipped cream. I set up a little Christmas tree and greeted each of my students - 150 in total!!! - at my classroom door. Holiday music was in the air. It was very special to share a moment of good cheer with my students.

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I also made a Buche de Noel, a special French holiday cake.
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I'm so thankful to Stonyfield for sponsoring my little in-class holiday party. A cup of hot cocoa, marshmallows and a moment to sit, relax and just talk together was a very special way to celebrate the holidays with my students.

How did you pay it forward this holiday season?
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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Review: Eat Beautiful Food and Recipes to Nourish Your Skin from the Inside Out

Special thanks to Blogging for Books for sponsoring this post. 

We truly are what we eat. What we put into our bodies can give us energy or drag us down. Nourish or deplete. Make us beautiful? According to author Wendy Rowe, a few diet additions can up your beauty factor. Here's a new book that promises to help you care for your body from the inside out, highlighting ingredients and recipes designed to make your skin glow: Eat Beautiful by Wendy Row. 

Informative Details About The Differences Between Slow Cookers And Pressure Cookers

Slow Cookers can save time and money when it comes to weekday dinners. Read on for everything you need to know on slow and pressure cookers.

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