product review

Mouse and the Flood by Marion Heffernan Illustrator Amy Begley

“Mouse and the Flood” details Little Mouse’s adventures during his attempt to find his way back home after a storm swept him along after the rain. As he travels down the farm road in his makeshift boat, Little Mouse makes unlikely encounters with other animals who were undergoing the storm as well. The story is set-in real-life situations to reflect events that children may have experienced or heard about to help stimulate them into asking questions.

Readers of all ages will embark on this unpredictable journey, as well as be reminded to look at the brighter side of things when misfortunes come their way. Children will also benefit from the rhyming nature of the book as phonemic awareness helps children learn the rhythm of words, develop their skills in literacy, communication, cognitive and more! 

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arts/craft, product review

Diamond Art Club – DIY Diamond Cards #DiamondArtKits #DIYDiamondCards

Like a combination of cross-stitch and paint-by-numbers, diamond painting is the new creative hobby that’s taking the crafting world by storm. Christmas is behind us, but I’m getting ready for next Christmas with the Diamond Art Club and their DIY DIAMOND CARDS.

Diamond Painting Ho Ho Ho

EACH DIAMOND CARD INCLUDES:

Envelope, Card, Color-Coded Diamonds, Magic Diamond applicator, Wax Pad, and Craft Tray.

Diamond Club gives you all you need to create a special diamond card for that special friend and/or family member. Diamond Art Club offers more than just Diamond Cards. They offer art of a special kind. Diamond Art Club have many collections of best selling designs for you to “Create Something Beautiful” because it’s not just paint it’s Diamond Paint… are the perfect gift for the craft or hobby-focused person in your life. As you place the diamonds one-by-one, the hours fly by as you channel your creativity into a stunning finished masterpiece.

Life Is Better When You Are Crafting

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product review

Will’s Adventure To The Candy Mountain by Dr. Gerry Haller

A delightful new children’s picture book “Will’s Adventure to the Candy Mountain.” More than just a sweet experience, the entertaining story also instills the importance of being a good and kind person, as well as the benefits that can be gained with it. The story follows a young boy named Will whose dream finally comes to reality as he embarks on a magical journey to Candy Ville and travels through the Candy Mountain. Readers will be asking for seconds (of reading the book again that is) after they finish this charming story and will be reminded that good things come to those who are respectful and considerate.

Be Happy Be Kind

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Dining, Family, recipe

Tortellini Soup With Spinach #FoodNetwork #Recipe #Yum #Alwayseasy

Tortellini Soup has become a weekly dish in my home. Now tortellini soup is not new to me but making it on a weekly basis, that is new. Tortellini soup became a culinary hit when on our visit to Germany, this fall, we had ventured into an Italian restaurant to eat. Yes, Italian in Germany! There we ordered the tortellini soup and enjoyed the light but hearty soup. I knew then that I needed to create this soup at home. I found lots of ways to create this flavored soup but zoned in on the one from Food Network

Ingredients needed:

6 cups low sodium chicken stock

1 to 2 teaspoons minced garlic

One 9-ounce package cheese tortellini

Dried basil

1 package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed

Salt and pepper

1 can Italian style stewed tomatoes


Pour chicken stock into a large pot and bring to a simmer, for 3 minutes. Stir in tortellini and simmer 3 minutes. Stir in spinach, garlic, basil, salt, pepper and tomatoes. Bring to simmer and cook 2- 3 minutes more.

Done! It’s that easy!

Serve with *Parmesan cheese.

*I add Parmesan cheese in to soup as well. YUM! FOODNETWORK!