Wednesday, November 30, 2016

This OR That Giveaway Hop - value $190

Welcome to the 2nd annual "This OR That Giveaway Hop"! Every prize in this hop is either a $25 Gift Card or a Prize Package worth $100 or more!! This is a great hop with lots of great gifts up for grabs! The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island has teamed up with over 80 other blogs to bring you this great hop!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide: Outlander

If you have an "Outlander" fan in your home then this post is for them and possibly you if your looking for Christmas ideas. If you are like me and don't watch TV or don't have cable in your home; then let me catch you up on what the Outlander series is/based on. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide: Zonderkidz Books

If you are thinking of ideas for Christmas gifts books are always a good gift. We give lots of books in our home. You can also do a Christmas advent/countdown using books. You simply wrap up 24 books and you let your children pick a new book to unwrap each day and read it together. This is a tradition that we are considering to start in our home. This year I got some help on the books for the boys thanks to ZonderKidz.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide:

In the Anderson household we do not start decorating for Christmas until after Thanksgiving. I feel we should get through one holiday before jumping to the next. Plus I really like fall decorations and hate putting them away because that means winter is pretty much here. While I love the excitement my children have for winter I do not share that joy with them. 

Holiday Gift Guide:

I am sure by now you know that I love receiving personalized gifts as much as I love giving them. I am always looking for companies that provide unique personalized gifts. I like to find things that are unique but made with quality products. I recently got the opportunity to work with for the Holiday Gift Guide. I received their 50 x 60 Sherpa Photo Blanket to personalize and review.

Holiday Gift Guide: SoftScience

I have a confession to make. I hate wearing shoes always have and probably always will. If I do wear shoes you will typically find me in flip flops up until it starts snowing here in Ohio. Yes I am the crazy lady wearing flip flops in the first snow but they are the closet to no shoes I can do in public. So when I got the chance to review the new SoftScience Skiff Canvas Flip Flops I was all about that.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide: Learning Resources

When looking for toys for the kids I almost always look for educational toys. I like when the kids sit down to play but are also building needed skills. Angel is a hard one to get to sit down but when she finds something she likes she will. We have several Learning Resources toys in our home and they all get used quite often. They are also some of my favorites. 

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide: Sneaky Blends Cookbook

  I am all about eating and being healthy. The only problem I really have with that is, the food I do not like is kale, broccoli, spinach which are pretty much what is good for you. I have the Sneaky Chef book which tells you how to sneak healthy ingredients into foods and the kids do not even know they are eating healthy. The kids could not tell that they were eating the healthy foods and they could not taste it so I decided to try it for myself. This book is by the same author so I knew it would be great. I received the Sneaky Blends book by Missy Chase Lapine.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide: Creative Origami and Beyond

Over the past couple of years Bubba has become very interested in Origami. He and friend were doing it all the time and really enjoyed it. I really like Bubba doing it because it is a stress reliever for him that does not involve electronics. It gives him something to do with his hands and makes his brain think about problem solving to figure out the correct way to fold the paper to get the desired look.

Holiday Gift Guide: The Art of Paper Flowers

Do you love fresh flowers but hate how quickly they perish? I know I do and that is part of the reason why Mr. Anderson never buys them. He hates spending the money on flowers that will quickly perish. Lately he will buy me a flower or flowering bush to plant in the yard so he knows that we will get to enjoy it longer then a week. 

Holiday Gift Guide: I See Me Books

Do you love to read with your children or have them read to you? I know we do a lot of reading lately in our home. Sweet Pea is just learning and Pumpkin is practicing so he can improve his skills. I am always looking for new books to add to their library as well! If you are like me and always looking for new books then i'd like to tell you about I SEE ME! Personalized children's books. They are a great addition to any child's library!

Holiday Gift Guide: NeoCell

Not sure about you, but I would like to keep the youthful glow as long as possibly. I had tried several different lotions from the stores but they never seem to do anything for me. When NeoCell approached me for a review I wasn't sure at first so I had my co-blogger do the review. She had a great experience so I decided that I would go ahead and give them a try as well.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

2016 Holiday Gift Guide BIG BIG Giveaway

Are you ready for Christmas?? I know we are slowly starting to prepare here at the Anderson Angels household. I know that Kay at The More The Merrier is also starting to get ready and we are super excited to bring you this very BIG and EXCITING Giveaway!! All the items that have been or will be reviewed for our Holiday Gift Guide that included a giveaway are in this giant giveaway. 

Holiday Gift Guide: Sound of Sleep

So a good night sleep is what again?? I can't remember what that is or when the last time was I had one. With Peanut and Angel up several times during the night it seems like we have not had a good night sleep in years. This momma is wearing thin and so is dad with such little sleep. When Angel slept in our room we always had our sleep machine playing and she seemed to sleep well. When we moved her into the big girls room she started waking all the time again. When I got the opportunity to review a  Sound of Sleep mini machine I was super excited. I put it in the girl's room and they both have been sleeping much better.

PureHope: Quest Parenting in a Sexualized Culture Group Study

If you are raising children in today's society then I am sure you are like us and worried about how sexualized our culture has become. Bubba is going to be 12 at the end of the month and I am at times lost as to how to help with be a teen in today's society. They are able to access stuff so easily now in a days that it is hard to keep them from things. We have already had to deal with some issues that a friend introduced him to last year while in school.

Crockpot Thursdays: Turkey Chili

Welcome to Crock pot Thursdays by Andersons Angels and The More The Merrier. This is a blog hop for and about delicious Crock Pot Recipes! We are hoping that this hop will help all you busy moms with getting yummy dinners on the table for your families without having to spend a ton of time in the kitchen. This week I am sharing with you my recipe for Turkey Chili. My recipe is coming from the American Girl Cooking book. 

The Beginner’s Bible National Bible Week Trivia Game: Day 5

We hope you’re enjoying playing The Beginner’s Bible Trivia Game! Are you ready to test your
knowledge with more questions? Some might be easy and some might be tricky! Get your kids or
grandkids involved and see if they know the answers to some of these questions, too!

  1. How did Rahab let the invading Israelites identify her house?
  2. This woman was turned into a pillar of salt because she looked back as Sodom and Gomorrah were being destroyed.
  3. Who recognized Jesus as the Messiah when he was presented at the Temple as a baby?

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Super Stocking Stuffer Giveaway Hop!

It's time to start thinking about what you will be stuffing your stockings with! The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island know how stressful of a task this can be and is bringing you their 2nd annual Super Stocking Stuffer Giveaway Hop. Each blog participating has gathered up a fun prize for you to win! Make sure you visit each blog and enter!

The Beginner’s Bible National Bible Week Trivia Game: Day 4

We hope you’re enjoying playing The Beginner’s Bible Trivia Game! Are you ready to test your
knowledge with more questions? Some might be easy and some might be tricky! Get your kids or
grandkids involved and see if they know the answers to some of these questions, too!

  1. On which day of the year could the High Priest enter the Holiest Place, the inner most part of the temple where the covenant box was kept?
  2. In which Prophecy do we read about the valley of dry bones?
  3. What “weapons” did Gideon use to defeat the Midianites?

Holiday Gift Guide: Dream Frenz

If your children are anything like mine they have a bed full of their favorite stuffed animals. There are times I can not find my children when I go to check on them at night because they are surrounded by all their animals. The boys are starting to outgrow this but still have their select favorites that they keep close. Sweet Pea I would say has the most things that she takes to bed and they all typically go with her to Nana and Papas house as well. She has a hard time picking favorites and now has her sister following in her footsteps.