Kroger Friday Freebie

Friday, July 13, 2018

Today only you can download a coupon for 1 FREE Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Caramel 2-Square Pack (1.06 oz.)(you must have an online account and store card registered). The coupon is good at Kroger and Kroger Affiliates (Smith's, Fred Meyer, City Market, Dillon, Fry's, Kinger Sooper, etc) and must be redeemed by July 29, 2018. Click here for more details.

Pretty Much Perfect Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway

Friday, July 13, 2018


Recently returned missionary, Camille Weston, is sensible and has plans for her future. She would never do anything risky like picking up a stranger off the side of the road and yet, she does. Her decision ends up impacting her life and turning her world upside down as she discovers an attraction to this stranger. The stranger ends up being William "Liam" Jones a lead singer in a popular band and his lifestyle is not compatible with her plans and goals for her future. Will she be able to find a solution to what her heart wants?

Pretty Much Perfect was a fun read especially for the summer. I read it pretty quickly (within a day). I kept reading to find out what would happen next. Camille's indecisive feelings made the character seem realistic. Liam was a fun and interesting character. The beginning was probably my favorite part of the book when the two main characters met for the first time. The title felt like it fit with the story, in that, it was pretty much a perfect, fun romance. To learn more about Pretty Much Perfect, click here.

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*July 13th: http://lifeiswhatitscalled.blogspot.com/, http://brooklynberrydesigns.com/category/book-shelf/, http://literarytimeout.blogspot.com/

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Reader Appreciation Giveaway

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

I am giving away a $10 Deseret Book Gift Card. Only one winner will be chosen. The giveaway on this blog post will run through rafflecopter until July 17, 2018 at 12 am. The giveaway is open to US residents only and 18+. The winner will be notified via email and will have 24 hours to respond.


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Kroger Friday Freebie

Friday, July 6, 2018

Today only you can download a coupon for ONE (1) FREE Swedish Fish or Sour Patch Kids Soft & Chewy Candy (7.2-8 oz. bag) (you must have an online account and store card registered). The coupon is good at Kroger and Kroger Affiliates (Smith's, Fred Meyer, City Market, Dillon, Fry's, Kinger Sooper, etc) and must be redeemed by July 22, 2018. Click here for more details.

The Price of Jade Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway

Wednesday, July 4, 2018



Matt Miller served his mission in Guatemala and now it's a vital part of his job, importing jade. He dreams of sharing his experience with Guatemala with his wife, Cathy, and daughter, Melissa. What the Millers planned as a dream vacation quickly spirals out of controls at they face the disappearance of the daughter. The search for the daughter becomes more frantic when a mysterious note arrives and they are thrust into a world of greed and deceit.

The Price of Jade is a thrilling suspense story as the Millers work to uncover the truth behind their daughter's disappearance and work with unexpected allies to find her. The suspense and drama held my interest and with each page I read I wanted to uncover more of the story. I was a little puzzled that with so many LDS characters facing so many life-periling dilemmas that they didn't seem to pray a lot. The only one I remember finally praying about the situation was Cathy. Cathy prayed, read her scriptures and looked for inspiration. If I was in the characters' situation I would probably be praying frantically, desperately to the Lord for help. Other than that, the characters' situations were compelling. I liked that there was different reactions, different methods of working to solve the problem and the action in the story. I also liked that there were so many characters working together to solve the problem. It was an interesting read and fun. To find out more about The Price of Jade, click here.

To look for more reviews on The Price of Jade, check out the other stops on the blog tour:
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Grocery Learning Time

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

My kids (ages 2 and 4) enjoy doing a "learning time" or home-school preschool activities. We did a learning time where we did activities related to groceries. Here are some of the activities that we did:

  •  Grocery Shopping Long Path Game: Based off of the Grocery Shopping Math Suitcase Activity in More Than Counting, I created the long path version of the grocery game. My kids worked on their counting skills, relating 1:1 with numbers and taking turns. We ended up playing this game four times in one day! My kids loved it so much. We will probably use this game again and again. The games in More Than Counting make math fun, enjoyable and interesting.

  • Grocery Patterns: I created a simple worksheet where we worked on figuring out what goes next in a grocery themed pattern.


  • G is for Groceries Coloring Sheet: I created a simple coloring sheet in Word with the letter G and clip art with a grocery bag. We talked about how groceries started with "G" and the sound that "G" makes. For my four year old, we worked on practicing coloring in the lines.

  • Grocery Sorting: I put all of my kids' play food in a basket and we took turns sorting the food by color. Most of our play food is a mix from the dollar store and Melissa & Doug. We made predictions as we sorted as to which color would have the most food and which would have the least. After we sorted everything by color, we checked to see if our predictions were right. My kids enjoyed interacting with their toys in a new way.

Our "learning times" are usually short and fun. My kids enjoy learning and will ask often to do learning time. Since my kids are young, I want learning to be enjoyable and something that they will want to do again and again.

What ways do you encourage learning in your home?

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