Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Book Review - Almost Heaven by Chris Fabry

“Almost Heaven” by Chris Fabry is a wonderful fiction book that takes place in a small town in West Virginia. The main character, Billy Allman, is just an average guy who has a sincere heart for God. Billy uses the God-given talents he has been given to live his life spreading the Good News to all who will hear. And while his life is dedicated to God, he does not have an “easy road” ahead of him – God gives him plenty of struggles to deal with along the way. But God also gives Billy a guardian angel to watch over him.
This book is written in a way that you feel as if you’re a part of the story. The book also shows you that God loves to use “normal” people to help accomplish His purposes. You don’t have to be the smartest, or the richest, or be the best speaker to be used by God. All you need is a sincere love for God and He will guide you along the way.
I highly recommend this book! I thought it was wonderfully written, hard to put down, and just an overall GREAT book! I’ve never read any of Chris Fabry’s books before, and this isn’t the kind of fiction book that I would normally read – but I can’t wait to read some of his other books – especially “June Bug” and “Dogwood.”

Click here to read the first chapter of the book! (Warning: You'll be "hooked" and will need to purchase this book immediately so that you can read the entire book ASAP!!)

Disclosure of Material Connection: Tyndale House Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Monday, October 18, 2010

New PDF Pattern AND item: "Handy Hanger" Closet Organizer

Here's my newest item -

It's...the "Handy Hanger" Closet Organizer & Space Saver!!

Each "Handy Hanger" holds FOUR hangers - in the space of ONE!!
You will LOVE this! VERY quick & easy to make - and USEFUL, too! They also make GREAT gifts!

Interested in purchasing??
Click here to purchase!


Visit my website to see more details about the PDF Pattern

New PDF Pattern ~ Animal Zipper Pouches

This pattern has 6 CUTE animals included: cat, frog, monkey, owl, penguin, and pig. These are quick and easy to make. Each zipper pouch is approx. 4.5"(w) x 4"(h). The animal zipper pouches would make GREAT party favors!! (Click HERE to see the "back" view of the zippers.)
Very descriptive pattern has FULL SIZE PATTERN PIECES and lots of pictures. Even the beginning sewer can follow thru and make these!!
Pattern will be emailed to you - usually within 24 hours of payment!

Click here to purchase!

View all PDF Patterns on my website: Click here to go to The Craft Barn.

Book Review: Where Hearts are Free by Golden Keyes Parsons

“Where Hearts are Free” by Golden Keyes Parsons is a really great historical romance book! The book takes place in the late 1600’s in Philadelphia and the Schuylkill Valley in Pennsylvania. The two main characters, Bridget and Phillipe, fall in love. But because of their religious beliefs, their families do not approve. Then, Brigdet’s parents orchestrate her engagement to someone else. But this man has some not-so-great things from his past.

It took a little bit to “get into the book”, especially trying to figure who the characters were and how they were related (but this is Book 3 in a series, and I did not read Books 1 & 2.) After the initial start, I found this book hard to put down. While it was a typical romance book (the kind where you just know that the couple will eventually get together), it had plenty of twists, turns, and unexpected happenings. The author writes in a way that really makes you feel as if you’re “in the story.”

I was going to rate this book as a “5-star” book, however, since there were a few “graphic” scenes in the book (and I won’t let my 13-year-old daughter read it), I gave it 4 stars instead. I must state, though, that for the most part, the graphic scenes were important to the story line.

All in all, I really enjoyed this book…and I think I’m going to have to read Books 1 & 2 from the “Darkness to Light” series!!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

New *soon*-to-be-released PDF Pattern ~ Guess what it is!

Can you guess what this is??
(I know some of the pics aren't the best.)

This has been my "labor of love" for the past month and a half. I'm hoping to wrap it up and *release* it within the next week or two!!

It's very UNIQUE!! I haven't seen anything like this around!! Boys (and girls) will *LOVE* it!!

Any guesses??

Yummy Wednesday ~ 10/6 ~ DESSERTS!!

How can it be Wednesday already?!?!

Here's a YUMMY list of dessert recipes for today:

First up... Apple Strudel Bread from The Domestic Engineer.

Chocolate Cookies 'n' Cream Cookies from Baking Bites.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie from Pumpkin Tart.

Love Puffs from Cupcakes Kisses 'n' Crumbs.

Iced Pumpkin Cookies from Between the Lines.

Mini Caramel Apple Pies from My Little Gems.

And...last, but not least...Chocolate Chip Cookie Sweet Rolls from The Pioneer Woman. (***You HAVE to check out her recipes on her blog - there are SOOOOOOOOOOO MANY GREAT recipes!! You'll be drooling!!***)

Jennifer @ The Craft Barn


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