Thursday, January 29, 2015

Review: The Burn

The Burn
By Haylie Pomroy

I just recently received this book and I was kind of excited about it when I first saw it but now that it is in my hands I am not sure why so many would think its wonderful. The soup is like baby food. I am not really sure why it needs to be blended in such a way but its awful and bland I just cannot imagine having to eat this twice a day. The tea is disgusting which says a lot since I LOVE tea. I am not a coffee drinker so I don't have a dislike towards it because of that bias. The dislike comes from it just being bad and don't get me started on the smoothies can you say drinking regurgitated food...ugh just thinking about it makes me want to vomit. From all the good reviews out there I know there are people who have to like/love this program but as for me I will NEVER use and will NEVER recommend it to anyone. Thankfully I did not have to spend any money on the book but unfortunately I wasted lots of ingredients on inedible food items. 

*I recieved this book free from the publisher for my honest opinion.*

Psalms 23
By Richard Jesse Watson

Book Description: In this follow-up to his bestselling children’s book, The Lord’s Prayer, illustrator Richard Jesse Watson brings to life the beloved Psalm 23. Watson’s use of vibrant color and detailed imagery beautifully captures the essence of the comforting words of David, bringing the King James Version of Psalm 23 alive for readers young and old.

Review: This is a beautiful children's board book. The illustrations are gorgeous and it is definitely a great way to introduce little ones to Psalms 23. I would recommend this book to other families and may even buy it for gifts in the future. I do think since it being a board book that it is geared towards younger children but it is still beautiful for any age. I for some reason thought it was going to be a hard back book and not a board book so I was a bit disappointed in that as my son isn't too thrilled with board books anymore as he thinks they're "baby" books but he still let me read it with him. We will definitely keep it in our collection though. 

*I did receive this book free of charge from the publisher for my honest opinion.*

Monday, January 19, 2015

Review: Your Family in Pictures

Your Family in Pictures: The Parents' Guide to Photographing Holidays, Family Portraits, and Everyday Life


About the book:

For parents (especially moms) with little to no photography experience who want to capture better portraits and photos of their families using any camera.

What parent doesn’t want to capture the perfectly imperfect joy of family life through photos? From holidays and vacations to portraits and shared moments, celebrated photographer (and mom) Me Ra Koh not only helps moms and dads take better photos, but inspires them to discover photography as a way to connect with, cherish, and celebrate their family. With forty beautiful “photo recipes” anyone can follow—with any camera—preserving your family’s story has never been easier!

My Review:

I was super excited to see this book on the list of book to review this time around and I definitely jumped at the chance to review it. I am always looking for advice on how to photographer my kiddo and this book definitely helps in that area. I am no photographer so anything who can help out an average joe with a camera is always a plus to me since I do not always have the time or quite frankly the cash to pay a professional and who am I kidding some days I just need to take photos of my amazing little person! I have no experience with her first two books but if this is the only one you pick up you're not missing out on much from what I can tell because I didn't even know there were others! This book def gives great instructions on what and how to do it and reminders to take pics of everyday life because it does go so quickly! I would definitely recommend this book to others.

**I recieved this book from the publisher free for my honest opinions.**

Review: Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light

This is a board book for children and yes it is beautifully illustrated and of course the story is wonderful it just wasn't a book my son actually enjoyed. Even though the illustrations are beautiful they weren't necessarily geared towards children. It will not be a book that we get a lot of use out and more than likely will not keep in our collection because by the time he appreciates the illustrations he'll have outgrown the board book stage. I am sure there are families out there that truly love and enjoy this book but it just wasn't a fit for our home. 

**I did receive this book free of charge from the publisher for my honest review.**

Friday, January 2, 2015

I am really excited to have been able to review this cookbook. This is definitely a great cookbook, it is well made, well put together and will definitely last in the kitchen. The recipes are great and super easy to follow and adjust if needed. The pictures that go along with each recipe really helps to pull together what it is you're making. I personally love pictures so that I feel like I did something right. Another great thing about this cookbook is that there are MANY recipes we will actually eat, so many times we'll get a new cookbook and there will only be a recipe or two our family will actually eat. I can't wait to try many of the recipes that are in the cookbook and will definitely be checking out more of her cookbooks.

**I received this cookbook free from the publishers for my honest opinion.**