Review and Giveaway: The Everywhere God by Bob Nelson and Cricket Nelson Hater

The Everywhere God Giveaway

I want to tell you about a very special book that my family has been given the chance to review.  It is called The Everywhere God written by Bob Nelson, edited by Cricket Nelson Hater, and illustrated by Robin Tillman.

This book gives our children (and reminds us parents) that God is everywhere… all of the time.  He is always with us.  No matter what.  What a simple yet powerful lesson.

For the purposes of this review I received a soft covered version of the book.  The illustrations are were created with what looks like pen and watercolor.  They are simple yet colorful and absolutely adorable.  The pages are made of a sturdy card-stock.  The book feels much like a high quality special edition magazine.  Certainly sturdy enough to treasure and adore for a long time.  You can also download the book to a Kindle Fire.  I personally think that is just a sweet option.  Not only can I have a fabulous book that doesn’t take up any more room in our home, but it is easy to take with us when on the go so we can read where ever we are.

The book is full of rhyming prose that are delightful to read aloud and actually quite easy to memorize.  My family has been reciting parts of the book since the first time we read it together, just for fun.  The language draws children and adults together and to the message.

This book would make an adorable gift perhaps for a baptism or baby dedication, a birthday, or even just because.  If you have heart for and you want to pass that onto children in your life then I highly suggest this precious book.

Perhaps God will bless you with a free copy?  As a part of this review I am giving away some sweet prizes.  This giveaway will have 4 winners. The grand prize winner will receive a Fire 7″ Tablet loaded with the Kindle edition of The Everywhere God.  The Fire tablet includes:

  • Beautiful 7″ IPS display (171 ppi / 1024 x 600) and fast 1.3 GHz quad-core processor. Rear and front-facing cameras.
  • All-new Amazon Underground, a one-of-a-kind app store experience where over $10,000 in apps, games and even in-app items are actually free – including extra lives, unlocked levels, unlimited add-on packs and more
  • Enjoy more than 38 million movies, TV shows, songs, books, apps and games
  • 8 GB of internal storage. Free unlimited cloud storage for all Amazon content and photos taken with Fire devices. Add a microSD card for up to 128 GB of additional storage.
  • Updated user interface – Fire OS 5 designed for quick access to your apps and content plus personalized recommendations that make it easy to discover new favorites
  • Up to 7 hours of reading, surfing the web, watching videos, and listening to music
  • Stay connected with fast web browsing, email, and calendar support

Three more winners will each win a print copy of The Everywhere God.

The Everywhere God is a book about hope for children of all ages. Written for his young granddaughter during a particularly difficult time, the late Pastor Bob Nelson wanted to be sure she knew God was with her no matter what else was happening. Despite people and circumstances, his message is clear, God never leaves or forgets about us and His love never ends. Upon it’s completion, he knew it was something special and wanted to make it a children’s book. Unfortunately, time passed and things never fell into place for his vision to come to life. He passed away in 2008 before he could see it happen.

More than 20 years after it’s original writing, Bob Nelson’s daughter remembered this treasured poem and like her father, felt it needed to be shared with the world. For many years she kept this special story in the back of her heart and always dreamed of making his vision for a children’s book a reality.

To enter the giveaway, please use the Rafflecopter below after reading the terms and conditions.

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Terms and Conditions:

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.  Void where prohibited by law. Must be at least 18 years of age. This giveaway is in no away associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest. No purchase necessary for entry. Odds are determined by the number of entries. Selected winners will have 48 hours to respond to email notification to claim their prizes or another winner will be drawn. Entry into this giveaway will subscribe you to The Everywhere God email list.

Welcome to the Back-To-Homeschool Giveaway!

It is back to school season! Many traditional schoolers and homeschoolers alike are either already back in the swing of things or are gearing up to get started soon. I always love this time of year as it is filled with new fresh possibilities. It is a chance to start over in a way. A fantastic giveaway is a great way to celebrate! I know I have a long wish list of things we’d LOVE to have in our homeschool arsenal and one of them is a microscope. I could just see my kiddos digging up all kinds of things to study if we had one at our disposal. Wouldn’t you like to win one? Well, here is your chance!

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Welcome to the Back-To-Homeschool Giveaway!

A group of bloggers from Your Homeschool Blogging Connection and the Schoolhouse Review Crew have teamed up to bring you this fun homeschool giveaway. We are so excited to be giving away this awesome Microscope with the special Digital Camera that goes with it!

One winner will receive these two items – valued at $1894.99!!!

Homeschool Giveaway for Awesome Microscope and Camera!!!

OMAX 40X-2000X Lab LED Binocular Compound Microscope with Double Layer Mechanical Stage + 100 Glass Blank Slides & Covers + 100 Lens Cleaning Paper

Here are the specs on this microscope:

Total magnification: 40X-80X-100X-200X-400X-800X-1000X-2000X; Eyepieces: wide field WF10X and WF20X; Objectives: achromatic DIN 4X, 10X, 40X(S), 100X(S, Oil); Viewing head: 45 degrees inclined 360 degrees swiveling binocular; Sliding adjustable interpupillary distance: 2-3/16inch ~ 2-15/16inch(55~75mm); Ocular diopter adjustable on both eyetubes
Nosepiece: revolving quadruple; Stage: double layer X-Y mechanical stage with scales, size: 4-1/2inchx 4-15/16inch (115mm x 125mm), translation range: 2-13/16inch x 1-3/16inch (70mm x 30mm); Stage upward moving lock protects objectives and slides
Condenser: NA1.25 Abbe condenser with iris diaphragm; Illumination: transmitted (lower) LED light, intensity adjustable; Focus: Coaxial coarse and fine knobs on both sides
Full solid metal frame construction with stain resistant enamel finish; Power supply: AC/DC adapter, 7.5V/7.5W (UL approved) – Input: 100-240V; 100-piece blank glass slides with 100-piece cover slips and 50-sheet lens cleaning paper included
5-year warranty against manufacturing defects

Homeschool Giveaway for Awesome Microscope and Camera

OMAX 5.0MP Digital USB Microscope Camera with Advanced Software and Calibration Slide

Here are the specs on this Microscope Camera (It’s made to go with the microscope and hooks up to your computer!)

Image sensor: Aptina 1/2.5inch color CMOS; Resolution: 2592×1944 pixels (5.0M pixels); Pixel size: 2.2um x 2.2 um; SNR: 40.5dB; Dynamic Range 66.5dB
Frame speed: 5fps at 2592×1944, 18fps at 1280×960, 60fps at 640×480
Interface: USB 2.0; Reduction lens: 0.5X, fit to 23.2mm eyepiece tube; 0.01 mm calibration slide: 1mm/100 division; Adapters fit 30mm and 30.5mm eyepiece tubes
Compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Mac OSX, Linux
1-year warranty against manufacturing defects

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Diana and Friends Experience History Through Music Giveaway — $700+ Value!

I am so excited that my family has the opportunity to take part in the launch of the upcoming release of Experience History Though Music by Diana Waring.  We have been using Experience History Through Music – set of 3 books with CDs by Diana Waring Presents for several weeks now and my children are just having a ball!  What could be a more fun way to learn history than through the music of the time.  Now I happen to have a little boy who loves to pretend he is a great cowboy so his enthusiasm for all things west and early America is a bit over the top.  I pop those CD’s in and he just dances the time away.  All of my children absolutely adore the history text that accompanies the CD’s.  Every lesson ties into the music.  At the end of the books you’ll even find the sheet music for the songs on the CD. My son is determined to learn to play at least a few!

But I’m getting ahead of myself! A formal review is coming soon I promise!  In the meantime! Check out this giveaway!  Can I tell you something? I almost wish I wasn’t on the launch team.  I’d love to enter this myself!

Diana and Friends Giveaway

To celebrate the release of Experience History Through Music, I am joining members of the Diana Waring Launch Team for an amazing giveaway. Friends of Diana have joined in and as you can see, someone’s homeschool is going to be greatly blessed!

Here’s what you could win!

From Diana Waring Presents

american history -- never this funExperience History Through Music – set of 3 books with CDs ($50/set) Diana Waring Presents is about to bring back into print the BEST folk music you have ever heard, combined with the fascinating stories they represent in American history!   The Experience Music Through Historyseries includes: America – Heart of a New Nation, Westward Ho! – Heart of the Old West  and Musical Memories of Laura Ingalls Wilder. The musicians are amazing, every instrument is real, lots of great vocalists, and more toe-tapping music than you can imagine! The books tell the stories behind the songs.  Together, they bring American history to life through it’s music!!With fascinating history books and toe-tapping folk music CDs, American history has NEVER been this fun!


Encouragement for Homeschool Moms Collection ($25) Every mom needs that word of encouragement from someone who has been there, who has grownup children and can speak with assurance about the journey. Homeschool moms have an extra portion of the journey to navigate, and often wish for an extra voice that will offer direction but without nagging or prodding. Diana Waring has that voice.


From A Journey Through Learning

Logo New 300 trans$50 Gift Certificate $50 to spend in the A Journey Through Learning store, applicable toward any digital download purchase.


From Homeschool Legacy

westward ho I 300x400Westward Ho! Part I ($19.95) Load up your wagon! Discover the extraordinary times of adventurous frontiersmen and brave pioneers as you travel cross-country along the Erie Canal,  Oregon Trail, and even “remember the Alamo” in Westward Ho Part I.

Westward Ho! Part II ($19.95) Continue the exciting saga begun in Westward Ho! Part I as you journey with the forty-niners, ride the rails of the Transcontinental Railroad, experience life on the prairie, and discover the exciting era of cowboys and cattle drives in Westward Ho! Part II.


From Knowledge Quest Maps

HardcoverCD_ecover_croppedMap Trek: Atlas and Outline Maps of World History ($55) Map Trek is a historical atlas plus outline maps that allow you to teach geography alongside history. This is a resource that any homeschool parent can use with brilliant success, even if you don’t remember a thing from your history or geography classes in public school.


From Home School Adventure Co.

PAPS-R-96dpi shadowPhilosophy Adventure™ Digital Download ($39.95) Philosophy Adventure™ is designed to help students 6th-12th grade cultivate and defend a biblical worldview by teaching them how to write skillfully, think critically, and speak articulately as they explore the history of ideas.


From Heidi St. John (The Busy Mom and Real Life Press)

fpf3-bundle-covers-180x180Firmly Planted Family Devotional Digital Volume 3 ($39) The Firmly Planted Family Series is divided into ten-week studies and is your key to making sense of the Bible—even if you’re learning right along with your children. Each lesson provides a core idea, a simple narrative, memory verses and discussion questions for children of all ages. And the companion student workbook is filled with age-appropriate, full-color, reproducible activities for children of any age!


From Raising Real Men

My-Beloved-and-My-Friend-Cover-Border-201x300RRM-Mom-Dad-300x295Free Registration to Boyhood Boot Camp or Boot Camp 9-12 LIVE webinar series (winner’s choice) plus Mom & Dad Special Raising Real Men (Book for Mom to read in the bathroom + AudioBook for Dad to listen to on the commute) ($62-69)

Free Registration for Marriage Retreat Online plus His & Hers Special of My Beloved and My Friend: How To Be Married To Your Best Friend Without Changing Spouses (book + audiobook), ($65)


From Institute for Excellence in Writing

logo$50 Gift Certificate $50 to spend in the IEW store, applicable toward any purchase.


From The Old Schoolhouse Magazine ($139) A one year membership to the curriculum arm of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine. Nearly 100 classes for Pre-K to High School, taught by expert teachers, and lots of extras including the Schoolhouse Planners, Schoolhouse Expos, monthly free ebook downloads and more.

The Old Schoolhouse Magazine 2014 Print Book ($15) Be encouraged, enlightened, and educated with the all new 2014 Annual Print Book published by The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine.You’ll get a year’s worth of homeschool support in almost 300 pages in this full color one-of-a-kind print magazine for homeschoolers, by homeschoolers. This is a magazine you’ll refer to again and again.


From Writing with Sharon Watson

69276_1454187188126914_157492202_nthe-power-in-your-hands-front-coverThe Power in Your Hands ($53.96) With The Power in Your Hands: Writing Nonfiction in High School, they’ll learn what they need to know for high school and will be prepared for college writing.

Writing Fiction [in High School] ($35) Are you raising the next C. S. Lewis or Jane Austen? Help your students develop their fiction-writing talents with Writing Fiction [In High School]: Bringing Your Stories to Life .

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Homeschooling Essentials iPad Mini Giveaway

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Starting Monday 90 Homeschool Bloggers from the School House Review Crew will be bringing you  5-Days of Homechooling Essentials.  This blog hop is going to be AMAZING!

Whenever the Review crew comes together for a blog hop the articles are always filled with fun, insightful, and helpful information to make your homeschooling life a bit easier.

Most families who homeschool would agree that a tablet is high on their list of Homeschooling Essentials.  So we thought it’d be wonderful to give one away!  This giveaway will be for an  iPad Mini 16GB WiFi.

Go enter the giveaway and then be sure to come back all next week as I share with you what tools our family feel are essential to our homeschool!

To enter, use the Rafflecopter below.

Residents of the U.S. only.  Void where prohibited by law. Must be at least 18 years of age. See other Terms and Conditions in the Rafflecopter widget.

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Book Lover’s Giveaway Celebrating the Release of The Force!

Who around here is a book lover?  Who enjoys stretching out and reading books from a variety of genres?  I know that’s me and that’s why I am totally enjoying reading The Force by Alexandra and Joyce Swann Would you like the opportunity to read some Christian Fiction that is a little bit outside of the norm?  While I’ll have a full review up in a while, I didn’t want you to miss out on this opportunity.  
The Force is a new release… how shall I describe it…  sci-fi, otherworldly, futuristic all wrapped up together for sure.  It involves a world where evil forces are running amok, and things like cloning have gotten out of control. An exciting read that is totally stopping me from getting OTHER things in my life done!  It has the mark of a good book for me.  Sometimes I can’t put it down, other times I get mad and toss it aside only to get sucked back in a few minutes later. 
But this giveaway isn’t just about this one book…keep reading to see more!

We are excited to help Frontier 2000 Media celebrate the release of The Force by Alexandra and Joyce Swann with a super cool giveaway for book lovers! Two prizes will be awarded, one containing 11 awesome books and the other with five books. Total value of this giveaway is $185! Woohoo!

We would like to thank the following authors for their generous donations to these giveaways! Be sure to stop by their websites to say thank you!

William Struse

Tricia Goyer

Sarah Sundin 

Eisley Jacobs

Gwen Toliver

Carey Jane Clark

To enter the giveaway, use the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post. Two winners will be selected and announced by noon ET on November 25, 2013. U.S. residents age 18 and older only please. Other Terms and Conditions can be found in the Rafflecopter.

Book Lover’s Giveaway #1 ($120 value)
The Force by Alexandra and Joyce Swann
The Fourth Kingdom by Alexandra and Joyce Swann
The 13th Enumeration by William Struse
The 13th Prime by William Struse
On Distant Shores by Sarah Sundin
Dragons of the Deep by Eisley Jacobs
Blink of a Dragon by Eisley Jacobs
Born to be a Dragon by Eisley Jacobs
Seed Sowers by Gwen Toliver
After the Snow Falls by Carey Jane Clark


Book Lover’s Giveaway #2 ($65 value)
The Force by Alexandra and Joyce Swann
The Fourth Kingdom by Alexandra and Joyce Swann
The 13th Enumeration by William Struse
The 13th Prime by William Struse

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Giving Away Stuff I Love! | CT Photographer

Happy Tuesday!  I’m really excited today!  Today is the day I do my very first give away here on my blog!  What can be more fun than giving people something just because?  My first giveaway is something I absolutely LOVE!  I recently stumbled upon this FABULOUS Etsy store called Gorgeous & Company! This lady creates the most BEAUTIFUL headbands and other adorable accessories that I have ever seen in my entire life!  She has things that would be loved and treasured by babies, girls, teens, and adults alike.  I literally drool each time she adds something new to her store!

Let me show you a little peak of one of the cutest babies ever modeling one of Gorgeous & Company’s many creations.

Have you ever seen anything like that?  I’m always on the look out for creative, eye catching accessories for photo sessions.  I have yet to find anything else that is comparable to what Gorgeous & Company offers.  Here is another view!

Would you like to get your hands on one of Gorgeous & Company’s creations?  I am giving away one $25 gift certificate to her Etsy store.  Winning is easy!  Just leave a comment on this post (make sure you use a valid email) AND make sure you are a fan of my Facebook page.  I will use to choose a winner.  The winner will be chosen and announced on Friday so make sure you tell all of your friends so they can get in on the fun too!

Good luck and have an awesome week!