CleverBGoods Autism Kids Calming Wave Projector

AUTISM BEDTIME & SLEEP SENSORY PROJECTOR

~ What ~
Targeted mainly for autistic children, this small half-circular-shaped projector nightlight displays slowly changing colored auras onto walls and ceilings in a room while providing calming and soothing music. Measuring approximately 4.5 inches round and 4 inches tall, there are 7 light modes and 4 built-in soundtracks with 3 timer options and adjustable volume. Coming with a remote control, USB and AUX cables with instructions, the projector arrives in a gift box, ready for giving.

~ Why ~
This is a relaxing projection nightlight, even if not used for autistic children as it is calming, soothing, and relaxing. I like that the music and lighting work in sync. Having a remote control is ideal for parents to monitor without having to go too far into a bedroom. There is also a monthly setting that shows where the moon would be in the sky. It is easy to set up and use.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not like products that are designed to aid in calming children will not appreciate this item. Others may wish there was more detail to the auras. If one doesn’t care for the music choices, it can be customized using the AUX ports. The item is made out of lightweight white plastic so may break easily.

~ Wish ~
It would be thoughtful if the projector could contain batteries so could be used anywhere.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a soothing way to calm young ones including those with autism, this would be a lovely and appreciated gift.

Thanks to CleverBGoods for this product that I am not obligated to review.

#CleverBGoods #AutismBundleBedtimeSleep #SensoryProjector #AutismandProsperity

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Musommer Cleaning Sponges

20 MELAMINE NANO CLEANING SPONGES

~ What ~
Made of a foam-like material, this pack includes 20 individual sponges that can clean quickly and efficiently by only adding water to them. Each all-white sponge measures 3.9 by 2.4 by 0.8 inches and can be used on glass, tile, granite, porcelain, wood, and more without doing damage. They arrive in a cellophane bag with no instructions.

~ Why ~
I am always picking up magic sponges at the Dollar Store as I use them for everything. I like how this pack has an ample supply as I go through them quickly. I am amazed how they clean porcelain, glass, stainless steel, and wood cabinets without scratching, marring, or damaging the surfaces. They even can clean the built-up scum on my hottub.

~ Why Not ~
These sponges are a little thinner than what I normally buy. Due to their thinness, the sponges degrade quickly, but with 20 in the pack, they last a long time if you use one or two per project.

~ Wish ~
I wish they were thicker, but it is not a deal breaker.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a way to deep clean your kitchen or bathroom, these work amazingly well.

Thanks to Musommer for this discounted product that I am under no obligation to evaluate.

#RankBoosterReview #Sponsorebynibaba #Musommer #20MelamineSponges #CleaningSpongePack

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God is My Hiding Place

Title: God is My Hiding Place
Author: Corrie Ten Boom
Publisher: BethanyHouse
ISBN: 978-0-8007-6177-6

God will heal my broken heart and teach me to love in ways I cannot comprehend,” Corrie Ten Boom reiterates in one of the chapters of her book, God is My Hiding Place: 40 Devotions for Refuge and Strength.

~ What ~
At one-hundred-and-seventy-six pages, this small hardbound is a collection by the famous Dutch woman who survived the Holocaust and encouraged others to seek the Lord for strength. Using mainly the New Living Translation of the Holy Bible, also referenced are the NIV, NKJV, and TLB versions. With a tan attached ribbon marker, the beginning has an ownership page, about the author page, and introduction from the publisher, while the ending includes a special invitation to the eternal plan of salvation.

This book contains 40 Biblical devotions that convey stories of her life that showed her how to increase her relationship with God while strengthing her soul and comforting her heart during tragedies. Each devotional is four pages long and begins with the day, title, and a written-out Bible verse or two followed by several paragraphs relaying her horrific experiences as a prisoner, the people she met during her life, and how the Lord protected her always. The chapters include one-sentence quotes by the author with duplicated photographs and a tender prayer that could be used by the reader.

Some of the titles include Thankfulness, The Prescription for Anxiety, Bring Your Worries to Jesus, The Beauty of His Word, There Is Power in Your Prayers, You Are Not Alone, When Joy Feels Impossible, Never Too Old, The Place of Peace, Following His Lead, Prayers of Intercession, and Protected in His Presence.

~Why ~
Having watched the movie, The Hiding Place, last week, this is a timely book that concentrates on Jesus being our refuge in times of trouble. The book not only has the author’s personal experiences while being in the Nazi prison camps and her memories visiting around the world, but it also includes Bible verses for encouragement, strength, and hope. I felt I was reading a personal diary at times and how the writer struggled daily with life’s unfair challenges that God sustained her throughout the years.

One of my favorites was Day 32 titled His Love Consumes Our Shame and has the Bible verse from Hebrews 4:16 written out. The chapter is about an American woman Corrie met who was in prison for her crimes and felt guilty and unworthy of God’s love. The Bible story of the one sheep being found is explained as the writer shows how Christ is the only answer to rid us of guilt, fear, and shame. The prayer reminds us to release the shame to Jesus and thank Him for what He did on the cross.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus will not appreciate this read, but the simple plan of salvation is given at the end of the book. Since the book is only from Corrie’s viewpoint based on her life, some may prefer longer or deeper devotionals that explain the Bible verse in-depth or only reading the Scriptures as their daily time with God.

~ Wish ~
There is nothing I would change about this book as it is a testimony of how a woman relied on God for her everyday survival in dark times.

~ Want ~
If you or someone you know of are struggling through life, this would be a lovely gift for a woman who needs strength to get through another day by centering on Christ. Since it is considered a devotional, it should be read daily along with the Bible.

Thanks to BethanyHouse and the author for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.

#BethanyHouse #CorrieTenBoom #GodisMyHidingPlace #40DevotionsforRefugeandStrength

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Prepare Him Room

Title: Prepare Him Room
Author: Susie Larson
Publisher: BethanyHouse
ISBN: 978-0-7642-3807-9

Change your focus, determine your pace, adjust your priorities, and this could be your most life-giving holiday season yet,” Susie Larson encourages in the introduction of her book, Prepare Him Room: A Daily Advent Devotional.

~ What ~
At one-hundred-and-ninety-two pages, this small hardbound is designed to help one focus on Jesus during the advent season. Using mainly the New Living Translation of the Holy Bible, also referenced are the AMP, The Message, NASB, NIV, and The Voice versions. With a blue attached ribbon marker, the beginning has an author’s note and introduction, while the ending includes acknowledgments, notes, and advertisements.

This book is a twenty-four-day devotional that covers the entire book of Luke in the Bible to read during advent as it leads up to Christmas. Each day’s devotion is six to nine pages long and begins with the day, title, recommended reading, and a written out Bible verse or two. The chapter covers the topic and how it applies to everyday living. A short prayer and fast recommendation complete the day’s reading.

Some of the titles include Prepare the Way, The Kingdom is Yours, Marvel, Pride and Presentation, See the Story, Live Like Jesus, Discern the Tims, Communion, and Live on the Promised Land.

~Why ~
I love devotionals that do not include the writer’s personal experiences and appreciate that this one rarely mentions herself. Among the explanations of Luke’s chapters, there are encouragements, reminders, and words of wisdom that draw the reader to concentrating on the life of Jesus and shutting out the world’s draw during the holidays. I greatly appreciated the prayers and fast suggestions that could be easily continued throughout the year.

One of my favorites was Day 15 titled Jesus Pursues the Wander which covers Luke 15 about Jesus being our Shepherd, the woman finding her lost coin, and the prodigal son, all correlating to Christ’s passion and relentless pursuit of us. The “Prepare Him Room” prayer thanks the Lord for drawing us to Him while the “Look Up” prompts fasting from angst, worry, and despair over lost loved ones.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ will not appreciate this read. Since the book only covers twenty-four days and only the book of Luke, some may prefer longer or deeper devotionals that explain the Bible verse in-depth or only reading the Scriptures as their daily time with God.

~ Wish ~
The book contains Bible translations that I do not care for, but I found it to be a helpful devotion that centers on Christ. I wish all pronouns of God were capitalized for reverence.

~ Want ~
If you want to shut out the world during the holiday season and focus on what the Lord did while He spent time on earth, this would be relished and rewarding. Due to its limitation, it should be read daily along with the Bible.

Thanks to BethanyHouse and the author for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.

#BethanyHouse #SusieLarson #PrepareHimRoom #DailyAdventDevotional

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The Happy Crab

Title: The Happy Crab
Authors: Layla & Kevin Palmer
Illustrator: Guy Wolek
Publisher: BethanyHouse
ISBN: 978-0-7642-3855-0

“The little crab heard the good news and loved his new name, and when the next wave washed onto the shore, he knew it was time to go,” Layla and Kevin Palmer write in their children’s book, The Happy Crab.

~ What ~
This thirty-two-page hardbound is targeted toward three- to eight-year-old children who like a story about an ocean crab and making others happy. With a readable font, the full-page, colorful illustrations that are easy to decipher grace all the pages.

This tale based on a true story involves an adventurous crab who travels the world to places such as Haiti, Pensacola Beach, and the Santa Rosa Sound where he meets many ocean friends. When he takes a nap inside his shell, he is pocketed by a young boy. As the child travels home, he must make the decision to put the animal back in the sea. The newly-named crustacean is overjoyed by the kindness of the boy and looks forward to his next adventure.

~ Why ~
Promoting that true happiness comes from putting others first is the main theme of this charming book. The boy’s compassion for another creature is endearing and a great lesson for young readers to learn. I loved how the gregarious crab still had a positive attitude when the boy took him away from the water.

~ Why Not ~
Those who are afraid of crabs may want to shy away from this book, but it is innocuous how it handles the spirited crab. Others may wish God was mentioned since the book is published by a Christian company, but it does encourage being kind to others. Beginner writers may struggle with the three- and four-syllable words.

~ Wish ~
A few of the artworks use only large subjects with little room for added backgrounds, which may not engage younger kids.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for an endearing children’s story about compassion by making others happy, this is a lovely read.

Thanks to Bethany House for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.

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Zaowuren Snowflake Multi-Tool

18-IN-1 MULTI-PURPOSE TOOL

~ What ~
Made of stainless steel, this set contains a flat round tool in the shape of a snowflake that has 18 different features to fix, tighten, untighten, or open objects. Measuring 2.52 by 2.52 by 0.3 inches, it has hexagonal wrenches, Allen wrench, flathead and Phillip screwdrivers, box and bottle openers, and more. The set arrives with a key ring, carabiner, and zippered pouch in a cellophane bag, ready for using or gifting.

~ Why ~
With Christmas around the corner, this is the perfect gift for a handyman or outdoors person who likes to carry a compact tool wherever they go. I like that it is small and easy to put in a pocket, backpack, or toolbox. Its snowflake shape is clever and workable.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not like to add more things to their existing keychain may not like this idea, but it can be strapped to a purse, wallet, or used alone. Others may wish it were a little larger or padded so it would not hurt their hand.

~ Wish ~
It would be nice if it came in other colors.

~ Want ~
If you need a cool gift for someone that likes to work with their hands, this would make a thoughtful and appreciated gift.

Thanks to Zaowuren for this discounted product that I am under no obligation to evaluate.

#RankBoosterReview #Sponsoredbywang #Zaowuren #SnowflakeMultiTool #18in1CompactTool #HandymanChristmasGift #CoolCampingTool

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* CONTEST * Alaskan Calibration & Alaska Calling ~ Ebook Giveaway!

Win Maryann Landers’s 2 books in her Alaskan Women of Caliber Series,
ALASKAN CALIBRATION & ALASKA CALLING!
ENTER TO WIN BOTH EBOOKS.

3 WINNERS will be randomly selected to win FREE from the author this recently-released book in EBOOK FORMAT.

Book Teasers:
ALASKAN CALIBRATION: “I know you are one fantastic woman who let God help her become calibrated for his work here in Alaska,” Lou is told in Maryann Landers’s novel, Alaskan Calibration.
ALASKA CALLING:

SIMPLE steps to enter this 3-day contest

1.  Follow my blog if you do not do so already.
2. Click on the headline * CONTEST * to be sure you are on the Reply page.
3. Post in the “LEAVE A REPLY” section below why you want to read this exciting book (could be funny, clever, serious, or the words “I want” since the winner is randomly chosen).
4. Visit one or two of these social media sites online:

www.instagram.com/writealaska/

www.mary-ann-landers.com

5. If you are the winner, please consider posting a review regarding what you thought of the book on one or two websites.
6. The winners will receive both books in ebook format.

This is a FAST CONTEST ending SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17th, 2021, after 5 PM PST so follow the requirements above and try for a chance to win a book that is mailed from the author directly to you! Winner’s shipping address must be in the U.S.A.

I read & reviewed these books – they are both 4 STAR.
Here are my reviews: https://connywithay.wordpress.com/2021/10/10/alaskan-calibration/ & https://connywithay.wordpress.com/2021/10/11/alaska-calling/

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* CONTEST * Inside My Sea of Dreams ~ 3 Free Book Giveaways!

Win Susan Conrad’s children’s book,
INSIDE MY SEA OF DREAMS!
ENTER TO WIN THE BOOK

ONE WINNER will be randomly selected to win FREE from the author this recently-released book in PRINT & 2 others will win a FREE EBOOK.

Book teaser:  “I believed in myself. And Kami believed in me! We had a dream to chase!” Suz decides in Susan Conrad’s children’s book, Inside My Sea of Dreams: The Adventures of Kami and Suz.

SIMPLE steps to enter this 3-day contest

1.  Follow my blog if you do not do so already.
2. Click on the headline * CONTEST * to be sure you are on the Reply page.
3. Post in the “LEAVE A REPLY” section below why you want to read this exciting book (could be funny, clever, serious, or the words “I want” since the winner is randomly chosen).
4. Visit one or two of these social media sites online:

www.susanmarieconrad.com 
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5. If you are the winner, please consider posting a review regarding what you thought of the book on one or two websites.
6. Let me know if you want it in PRINT or EBOOK format please.

This is a FAST CONTEST ending WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13th, 2021, after 5 PM PST so follow the requirements above and try for a chance to win a book that is mailed from the author directly to you! Winner’s shipping address must be in the U.S.A.

I read & reviewed this book – it’s a 4 STAR.
Here is my review: https://connywithay.wordpress.com/2021/10/08/inside-my-sea-of-dreams/

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Alaska Calling

Title: Alaskan Calling
Author: Maryann Landers
Publisher: Maryann Landers
ISBN: 978-1-737392521

“But if God is the one who leads you somewhere, won’t He be the one to give you peace about the location and circumstances it would bring?” Julie asks in Maryann Landers’s novel, Alaskan Calling.

~ What ~
The second in the Alaskan Women of Caliber Series, this one-hundred-and-forty-two-page paperback targets mainly Christian women who enjoy stories about living in Alaska and understanding God’s will. Using the King James Version of The Holy Bible, the story contains no profanity with its Scripture-based topics.

In this contemporary tale written in first person, twenty-two-year-old Canadian Julie is a registered nurse seeking something more in her life. After she breaks off a relationship with a boyfriend, she feels she has no clear plan in her life and wants to know what God has in store for her next. Volunteering at a missions’ hospital in a small Alaskan town, she prioritizes and seeks the Lord’s will, which happens to include meeting a special guy.

~Why ~
With some reference to characters in the first book in the series, this one concentrates on trusting in God’s timing, even when we do not understand what it entails. I appreciate that it is a clean read for young women who look forward to a wholesome relationship with a potential husband. Tying the story into God’s family being wherever we are was well orchestrated.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ may not relate to the idea of following God’s lead instead of one’s own. There is no plan of eternal salvation given, but it is clarified in the first book. Others may not care for a story of a woman who is determined to put the Lord first in her life, yet that should be a priority. I found the book quite a bit shorter than its predecessor.

~ Wish ~
It would be thoughtful if a reference map of the small town was added. I wish the book was professionally edited due to its many punctuation errors. I prefer consistency of all pronouns of God being capitalized for reverence.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for the next book of Christian women who learn to trust in God’s timing in where they live, work, and love, this is a short and quick read.

Thanks to Christian Indie Publishing Association, and the author for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.

#CIPA #ChristianIndiePublishingAssociation #AlaskanCalling #AlaskanWomenofCaliberSeries #MaryannLanders

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Alaskan Calibration

Title: Alaskan Calibration
Author: Maryann Landers
Publisher: Maryann Landers
ISBN: 978-1-737392514

“I know you are one fantastic woman who let God help her become calibrated for his work here in Alaska,” Lou is told in Maryann Landers’s novel, Alaskan Calibration.

~ What ~
The first in the Alaskan Women of Caliber Series, this two-hundred-and-thirty-two-page paperback targets mainly Christian women who enjoy stories about living in Alaska and trusting God. Using the King James Version of The Holy Bible, the story contains no profanity except for the word darn and has topics about illness and hunting that may not be appropriate for immature readers.

In this tale based in the late 1900s and written in first person, wife, mother, and new Christian Lou Wendel is at a crossroads when her husband Roy is laid off of work and suggests taking an extended vacation to Alaska, an unforgiving place of the unknown. When her family of four arrive in the beautiful state, she questions her expectations, goals, and attitude as they learn to live off the land and rely on God for everything. When she is challenged about her faith due to the abrupt changes, she understands how perseverance, prayers, and reliance on the Lord are the answers.

~Why ~
This is a hopeful book for new believers in Christ as they discover Lou’s passion to do the right thing for her husband, children, and self. The author’s breezing writing style is easy to read while the focus is repeatedly brought back to following God’s will and leaning on Him. I appreciated the in-depth emotions throughout that made the protagonist relatable when it comes to wanting to do what we want instead of what God has planned for us.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ may not relate to the several Bible verses, hymns, and simplified plan of eternal salvation. Others may not care for a story of a woman who struggles within to find peace while dealing with uncertainty, especially when faced with leaving familiarity behind and starting anew.

~ Wish ~
It would be thoughtful if a reference map was included of the Alaskan towns mentioned. I wish the book was professionally edited due to its many punctuation errors. I prefer consistency of all pronouns of God being capitalized for reverence.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a quick Christian read about an adventurous family making a new life in Alaska while learning to rely on Jesus, this is relatable, refreshing, and rewarding.

Thanks to Christian Indie Publishing Association, and the author for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.

#CIPA #ChristianIndiePublishingAssociation #AlaskanCalibration #AlaskanWomenofCaliberSeries #MaryannLanders

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