Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Give Dad a MODERN Father's Day Gift This Year! (review and giveaway)

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received these products free of charge,from Kinzd, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it,  all opinions are my own.

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If there is oneproverbial gift that Dad seems to get for Father's Day, is a new wallet.

This year, how about taking that old standby up a notch, and giving him a wallet tht is not only modern, but protects his identity? or giving him a wallet that can SIMPLIFY his life?

This year, check out these 3 great options from our friends at Kinzd, that offer some super great gift ideas for dad!

Minimalist Wallet

The smallest of the 3 wallets today, this wallet slides on Dad's keyring! Made of premium elastic material with a metal Key chain, this minimalist wallet features two card slots and one money compartment, plus a Coin slot! It can easily ft up to 12 cards/id cards. this one does NOT offer RFID protection, but is great for simple runs, or when a full wallet is not needed, like going to the gym!

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Made of genuine Napa leather, which is softer, more breathable and glossier than the other leather wallets), and is available in 4 different colors (blue, brown adn tan besides the black). This RFID protecting wallet features 6 card slots, 1 ID window and 1 money or receipt pocket, yet is still ultra slim, making it easy to slide into your front or Back pocket. 

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And it's bill slot, with its small opening, is very convenient for money/receipts! This is another rgeat wallet for traveling and for when dad doesn't need to bring everything with him! Once he tries it, he might just prefer this wallet! 

 Lichee Pattern Magnetic Leather Money Clip Wallet

Looking to slim down Dad's wallet? This wallet can handle the task!  This soft embossed full-grain leather wallet features RFID Blocking protection, it can keeps dad's vital information from his credit cards from being stolen. It blocks 13.56 MHz Frequency, which means it protects his credit cards, debit cards, driver license and ID cards, from being remotely accessed and hacked!  

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It has 3 card slots,1 ID display window, 1 change pocket, and very strong magnetic money clip. All this and it is small enought to fit in Dad's front pocket! The magnet is SO strong that I was able to place it over my shorts waistband and it stayed PUT. So it can easily be placed on the inside of your pants on vacation, for safer carrying of your wallet too! We're going to actually add this one to our travel accessories, as Miss Grace can add ID and  her hotel room card, with some cash and carry it all day during comeptitions, and not have to carry a cumbersome purse with her! And Dad will find it just as great to carry! It also comes in a gift box, ready for gift giving!

So there you have it, not one but THREE great gift idead for Father's Day!
And now for a great giveaway!

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One lucky BTHM reader will win not only the Minimalist Wallet, but also the Slim Wallet!

Yup, that's TWO wallets for this gvieaway!

Good luck!

Book Review: The Good Book by Deron Spoo

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge,from Litfuse, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it,  all opinions are my own.

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The Good Book  
offers a user-friendly guide to the Bible's biggest ideas.
A chapter from the Bible accompanies each chapter of the book, which helps readers understand the context and content of the Scripture passages in a way that can open the whole Bible. 
Designed as a forty-day journey through forty key chapters of the Bible,  The Good Book will appeal to those who already love and read the Bible regularly as well as to those who are just beginning their Christian journey.
The Good Book:

-is a great evangelism tool for explaining the major themes of Scripture to those who want to know more about God, Jesus, and the core beliefs of Christianity;
-gives new believers an overview of the Bible and lays a framework to help them understand Scripture passages;
-helps longtime Christians rediscover the basic themes of Scripture and experience these truths in a new way; and
-encourages Scriptural literacy as it pushes readers to read both one chapter of the book and one chapter of the Bible each day for forty days.

The Good Book is great for individuals, and it can also be used by small groups in an eight-week church-wide program or a forty-week journey that focuses on one Bible chapter each week. 

The Good Book will help people understand and live by the transformative truths of the Bible.
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Dad grabbed this one as soon as it came in, wanting to check it out for a possible bible study option for his church, so this is his review.

Pastor Deron Spoo presents his latest book “The Good Book” for your education. This is truly a remarkable presentation of what Pastor Deron believes to be the 40 chapters that reveal the Bible’s Biggest Ideas. Regardless if you are a lifelong Bible student or just starting out in that endeavor you will love and learn from what the author of this book has written. He has used many life experiences not only his very own but of many friends and family members. Pastor Spoo is indeed a very talented word smith and will keep your attention from page one to the very last sentence. His book would make a remarkable Bible study for either your own reading or a group bible study. I would highly recommend this book for your enlightenment and daily reading. God waits for all to read and inwardly digest what He wants us to do with our lives and to get out his word to all.  

It would also make a great Father's Day gift idea, for the day who has everything!
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About the Author:
Deron Spoo is the pastor of First Baptist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Over the past 16 years, Spoo has guided the church as it transitions from being simply a downtown church to a regional church committed to urban ministry. Church members describe him as "down to earth" and "authentic." His television devotionals, "First Things First," reach 100,000 people each week. Spoo is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Paula, have three children.
Find out more about Deron at http://www.readthegoodbook.com.

How to Make Summer FUN and Colorful! (giveaway)

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge, from Parragon Book Buddies Blogger Program, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it
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Today I home a couple of books, from one of our fvorite companies, that are perfect for gift giving to help usher in Summer, and to make it FUN!

Justice League Magical Story

The alien conqueror Starro has returned to enslave planet Earth and all its people. It's time to call on the Justice League! Can the World's Greatest Super Heroes stop the evil starfish before its too late? Enjoy a classic Justice League adventure with a magical storybook with an embossed tin cover image.

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Aimed at ages 3-7, this book is a good way to introduce super heroes to young children, or to give a new reader a book that encourages them to try new words! It's a small book, and a quick read, perfect for before bed reading, With super brght illustrations, as you can see above, and a lovely embossed voer, it's also a great gift idea for the beginning of Summer fun!

And now an activity book!

Smile Crazy Happy

Have fun with emoticons and feelings in this 2000 sticker book! Tell stories by translating emoticons into words, design your own smileys, and much more! Plus, it's full of entertaining activities like mazes, memory games, and quizzes, with an answer key in the back.

Emojis are all the rage and kids will adore this new fun book! With 48 pages of activities and 8 pages of stickers, there is plenty to keep youong kids occupied! Miss Grace tried it out on a short car trip and declared it perfect for backseat fun! So it's one to consider for a backeseat box for the kids on your Summer travels this year!

And now for the gvieaway!

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One BTHM will receive Justice League Magical Story, review copy, for their Summer fun!

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Celebrate Dad with These Two New Books! (review and giveaway)

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received these books, free of charge,from Tarcher Press, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it,  all opinions are my own.

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Today I have not 1, but 2, great new books that take on parenting from DAD'S point of view!

Dad's often get over looked until Father's Day rolls around, so these 2 great books are prefect for celebrating the new Dad in YOUR life- either as a Baby Shower present, or as a first Father's Day (or Father's Day to be) gift!

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Diaper Dude:The Ultimate Dad's Guide to Surviving the First Two Years
 by Chris Pegula

Dude, you're a dad now!

Picking up where From Dude to Dad left off, author and founder of the popular Diaper Dude parenting brand Chris Pegula dives into the first two years of parenting and furthers his deeply held belief that you don't have to lose yourself when you become a father. 

Once again written in Pegula's everyman voice and filled with humorous takes on fatherhood from the front lines, the book is an easy-to-read resource for new dads, combining hard-won lessons learned, pitfalls to avoid, and practical advice from a dude who hasn't lost his identity (or his sanity).  

Filled with useful information, hilarious stories of dad madness, a little psychology and science, and engaging sidebars, Diaper Dude covers everything from bonding, babyproofing, and when you'll have sex again to toddlerhood, tantrums, and tag-teaming with your partner to cover all the bases while staying (somewhat) sane.

and our second book

Sleepless Nights and Kisses by Matteo Bussola

Matteo Bussola is a designer and cartoonist who lives in Verona, Italy who has been writing posts on Facebook, capturing the beauty of ordinary moments with his family. Sleepless Nights and Kisses for Breakfast  is the memoir that grew out of these writings. Divided into winter, spring, summer, and fall, the book follows the different seasons of parenthood and life. At times moving, and at others humorous, these writings remind people to savor the present and appreciate the simple things in life.
     As Matteo says, “Virginia, Ginevra, and Melania are the lens through which I observe the world. . . . My daughters remind me that being a father means living in that gray area between responsibility and carelessness, strength and softness.” Sleepless Nights and Kisses for Breakfast is an eloquent memoir by a gifted storyteller.


Both of these books are perfect for the Dad who isn't sure he is up to the task of overseeing the life of a child. Both take ignettes from everyday life and show the humor, love and emotion in each mment. It doesn't matter if you are in sunny California or Italy, the moments to cherish in our children's lives are universal. Both books also include moments of carrying for Mom as well- something that new dads sometimes forget is just as important! Both books are equally charming and funny. I would say Diaper Dude might suit younger dads better, whereas older dads will probably relate more to Sleepless Nights. We highly recommend both books!

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In honor of Father's Day, one lucky BTHM reader will get to win this review copy of Diaper Dude, for their fav new dad!

About the Authors:

Chris Pegula,actor-turned-father-turned-designer, is the creator of Diaper Dude, America’s most high-profile line of hip gear for cool dads. After the birth of the first of his three children, Pegula noticed that most diaper bags and accessories were designed with women’s sense of style in mind and created the Diaper Dude for dads. In addressing a simple need, Pegula revolutionized an industry. 

After penning rock n’ roll biographies on acts such as The Ramones, Van Halen and Phil Spector, Frank Meyer teamed up with Chris Pegula for 2014’s From Dude to Dad: The Diaper Dude Guide to Pregnancy. In addition to his writing career (Variety, LA Weekly, New Times), Meyer has a background as a Telly, Webby and W3 award winning digital content producer for Fender Guitars and G4tv, and has directed national TV commercials for the likes of NBC, Esquire Network, Sonic, Dyson, BMW, Subway, Little Caesars and Sonic.

Matteo Bussola is a bestselling Italian author whose Facebook posts on his family’s adventures have gone viral, as they serve as moving reminders to embrace the present and value every moment we share with our loved ones. He is an architect turned cartoonist who lives in Verona, Italy with his wife, Paola, and their three young daughters, Virginia, Ginevra, and Melania
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