Wednesday, January 26, 2011

New Deal Site - City DEALS GIVEAWAY

New Deal Site Launching in San Francisco

Great news to share! CityDeals, an innovative deal provider, is moving to San Francisco!

CityDeals is not your average deal site! While they do feature a daily deal, they also offer deals that aren’t limited to the one-deal-a-day concept. They also offer a print at home option – which is same day, no delay!

As part of the move West, CityDeals is launching a huge giveaway for their San Francisco friends! All you have to do is enter the “I <3 San Francisco Giveaway!” for a chance to win one of four prizes:

Enter the giveaway and become a friend of CityDeals on Facebook where you will receive additional information and details on the giveaway items. They are also starting to share coupon codes through the Facebook page as well, so many benefits to becoming a ‘liker.’ Sign up soon because CityDeals will draw a winner on Monday, Feb. 7, 2011. Spread the word and you, or someone you know, could win big!

Visit to enter today.

I am always looking for a great deal and I can't wait to see what CityDEALS has to offer. Tell a friend and enter soon to win one of the fabulous prizes. See you there!

Disclaimer: I received this information courtesy of One 2 One Network in order to be eligible to enter a giveaway. I was not compensated in any way for this post. All information was provided by City DEALS and O2O Network.

Book Review- Your Money God's Way by Amie Streater


Book: Your Money God's Way Overcoming The 7 Money Myths That Keep Christians Broke

Author: Amie Streater

She is the Financial Stewardship Pastor at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, author, financial coach, speaker, mom of three rowdy little boys, and wife to my best friend.


Book Synopsis:

Readers discover the seven "counterfeit convictions" that keep them broke and encounter proven plans for getting out of debt, building wealth, and finding financial peace.

Money habits. Where do they come from? Can you pinpoint when you started shopping to feel better, why you can’t usher grown children into financial independence, or why saving for the future is a priority in theory but not in practice?

Amie Streater, associate pastor of financial stewardship for the 10,000-member New Life Church in Colorado Springs, has been there. From her own experience, she knows what it’s like to look at an impossible pile of bills and a pile of toddlers wrestling in the next room. In Your Money God's Way, empowered by her own incredible journey to financial freedom, she leads readers to the dream of mastering their finances. She also expertly uncovers seven “counterfeit convictions” Christians believe that hinder their personal finance success.

Here is an overview of the 7 Myths that keep Christians broke:

  1. Unrealistic, unbiblical beliefs about the power money has to improve our lives
  2. A habit of trying to be a savior by continually bailing reckless people out of their messes, and wasting our own resources in the process
  3. Polluted theology, which we use to mask laziness and justify not working or failing to work up to our full potential
  4. Naivete` about the intentions of others 
  5. Failure to give, or a tendency to give with the wrong intentions
  6. Denial about our current circumstances or the consequences of our actions
  7. A tendency to blame God for our own impulsive behavior 

My Thoughts: Let me just preface this by saying, hold on to your seat. This book is not for the faint at heart or easily offended. Amie provides a practical,  real life, no-frills, no holds barred, no nonsense approach to awakening your spiritual outlook concerning your finances and debunking all the myths and fallacies about money.

I loved this book, I even had to get my feet out of the isle because she was stepping all over them. I love that she held nothing back and was straightforward about the truths and myths concerning our finances. She lovingly (as a mother) coaches you in the proper mind attitude of how being a good steward and handling your finances God's way will get you out of debt and change you forever.

Each chapter has important points and tips in bold contained within a box. At the end of each chapter, there is a prayer that every individual can apply to every situation in their life. Amie also shows God's Way and Solutions Steps to help you achieve spiritual victory in your finances as well as financial success. If you are like most of us and you need a spiritual and financial overhaul, I encourage you to pick up your copy today and be prepared to see your life, home, family and finances change and line up according to God's Way.

For more information about Your Money God's Way Overcoming The 7 Money Myths That Keep Christians Broke visit You can also follow her on Twitter (amiestreater) or Like the Facebook page.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book courtesy of BookSneeze in exchange for my honest opinion. All book information contained in this post was used for the sole purpose of completing this review. I was not compensated in any way, any thoughts and opinions expressed were solely my own.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


I recently signed up to receive free samples and coupons through P & G Everyday Solutions. When you receive your samples the coupon booklet contains the coupons you selected and it is personalized with your name (which I thought was an extra special touch). Each sample is also individually wrapped or packaged.

P & G also has a Shopper Card Program. You can upload coupons for participating stores onto your card (one time upload per coupon).  When you checkout simply swipe the card to receive the savings. How genius is that, no more clipping coupons - everything you need is on the card.

"Membership is free. You can try it before you buy it, buy it online, and save $ with the coupon book."

Membership benefits include:

 •Our free monthly e-mail newsletter

•Samples from P&GbrandSAMPLER®

•Coupons from P&GeSAVER™

•Solution set ideas from P&GbrandSAVER®

For more information or to sign up visit P & G Everyday Solutions. You can also Like them on Facebook for additional updates and savings.

Disclaimer: All information was obtained from P & G Everyday Solutions. Any additional information provided was solely my own thoughts and opinions. I was not compensated in any way for this post. As a P&G Everyday Solutions member I received coupons and samples that I personally selected.

Monday, January 24, 2011

ABCYA - Fun Educational Site for K - 5

ABCya! is the leader in free educational kids computer games and activities for elementary students to learn on the web. All children's educational computer activities were created or approved by certified school teachers. All educational games are free and are modeled from primary grade lessons and enhanced to provide an interactive way for children to learn. Grade level lessons incorporate areas such as math and language arts while introducing basic computer skills. Many of the kindergarten and first grade activities are equipped with sound to enhance understanding. Fun children's Holiday activities are available in grade level sections!

You can view the site here: ABCya

This is one of the resources I use in addition to my children's homeschool lessons. My children love it. Hope you enjoy it too. Let me know what you think, I'd love to hear from you.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

RelaxZen Shots Giveaway

RelaxZen Day

Stress affects the body and mind. RelaxZen works with your body to de-stress your mind, increase your focus and balance your mood. With natural herbs, vitamins and amino acids, there’s never been a better time to live a RelaxZen Life

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RelaxZen Day and Night Benefits

Reduce stress and fatigue
Increase focus and alertness
Balance mood
Enhance productivity

For more information visit their website RelaxZen or Like RelaxZen on Facebook. RelaxZen Shots are also available through   Use this code: SMILE (for 10% off plus free shipping on any RelaxZen product).

I was so excited to receive this product. Who doesn't need a little energy boost in the day and help falling asleep at night especially after a full day with the kids or a stressful day at work. I am passing on the RelaxZen Shots to one of you if you win. I hope you enjoy the product. I am still nursing and unfortunately I cannot use it right now, bummer. I was sooo looking forward to trying it. So if you are pregnant or nursing this is not the product for you (see below). Let me know what you think of it when you win!

Winner will receive:

 1 pair Day Calm Focus 2.5 fl. oz and Night Sleep Soundly 2.5 fl. oz RelaxZen Shots

Mandatory Entry:

Follow Tickles & Tots via Google Friend Connect - 1 Entry

Extra entry:

Follow Tickles & Tots on Twitter - 1 Entry

Follow Tickles & Tots on Facebook - 1 Entry

Follow Tickles & Tots on Networked Blogs - 1 Entry

Subscribe to Tickles & Tots via RSS - 1 Entry

Like Relaxzen on Facebook - 1 Entry

Become a follower on Twitter (Relaxzen) - 1 Entry

Giveaway ends on February 8, 2011. The winner will be notified by email. Please include your email address with each entry, winner will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be selected. You must be a follower to win. Leave one comment per entry.

Warning: RelaxZen is not suitable for pregnant or lactating women. This product is not recommended for children under the age of 12.

Disclaimer: I received this product from RelaxZen courtesy of I received this product for free in exchange for my honest opinion and review. I was not compensated in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed are solely my own.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Box Tops Big Surprise - Watch the video to support the program

Did you know that by simply participating in the Box Tops for Education® program, America´s schools can earn over $50 million this school year? To kick off another year of helping communities raise money for education, we held a special celebration.

My thoughts:

I just love the reaction of the shoppers in the grocery store. They were so caught of guard and surprised. I thought this was a really cute video and wasn't the O'Connor H. S. Band  from Phoenix A.Z. just great, with lots of smiling faces and they were full of enthusiasm. You will laugh when you see the children dancing and customers clapping. I liked the smiles from the guys behind the counter in the meat dept. See for yourself. Help support our schools!

Video and information provided courtesy of 

We hope you share this video with friends to show your support and help us raise awareness for the program so that we can help our kids´ schools earn even more cash!

Visit Box Tops For Education to earn points for your school or to learn more information about the program. Thanks for watching.

Book Review - Midnight Rising - Warning Signs for this Generation

Book: Midnight Rising -  Warning Signs for this Generation
Author: W. M. Anderson Simpson

Book Synopsis: During the U.S. elections of 2008, a number of Evangelicals began raising the cry that the rapture is near. Midnight Rising-Warning Signs for This Generation presents in stark terms, the reasons why a growing number of Evangelicals believe that the times and the seasons are upon us. In this volume, the nation from which the Antichrist will arise is made perfectly clear. Wm. Anderson Simpson shows signs that are not commonly discussed in relation to this topic, and makes a strong argument for the correctness of the Evangelicals’ urgent call for teaching and preaching concerning the things about to burst forth onto the world stage.

Midnight Rising speaks of the Rapture, The End Times, the Tribulation, Armageddon, peace in the Middle East, false gods rising up appearing to be like the one true God, wars and battles, the Anti-Christ, worldwide famine, disasters and biblical prophecy.

The book explains in detail how "prophecy from the Bible is being fulfilled in our day and time and yet some don't even realize it. It uncovers how the Church has been lulled into hopelessness concerning the Rapture". It speaks of the financial crisis, the end of the world system and as the "economies of the world collapse the United States will still emerge as the clear leader under the guidance of the devil himself, personified in the Antichrist".

The case is made that "Christians and the church need to continue in the ministry of reconciliation and that many will perish because they have rejected the free gift of salvation God provided through Christ. People seek heaven by their own merits, and not by God's grace and their name will not be in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world."

My thoughts:

Midnight Rising is an excellent resource for prophetic research, bible prophecy, biblical studies or anyone trying to find a deeper understanding of the End Times and its meaning. There are numerous scriptural references from the Bible that support the writers argument pertaining to the End Times.

We are living in perilous times and there has never been before such an urgency to spread the news of the Gospel of Christ to all the world. So many people are being persecuted for their belief in God and they are not allowed to worship freely. There will come a day when God will return to establish His kingdom and many will be unaware and caught off guard. When Christ returns will you be ready?

For more information about Midnight Rising - Warning Signs for this Generation or to purchase your copy visit: Midnight Rising also Like their page on Facebook.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book courtesy of Bring it on Communications. I provided an open and honest review and I was not compensated in any way.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Book Review - The Next Great Move Of God

Book: The Next Great Move Of God Author: Dr. LaSalle R. Vaughn

Book Synopsis: Christians all over the world are crying out with great sincerity and passion, “God, we need another great revival!” Constantly in search of God’s face, we persistently look for the power of God to manifest in our lives. In seemingly insignificant pockets around the world, the first wave of the revival has already begun. While living in the most ominous times in our world, born-again believers are hearing the clarion call of God to return to the root of their forefathers: Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Guided by their Bible, steadfast Christians are returning to prayer; they’re returning to the Torah. The Torah takes man on a spiritual journey to understand his Creator, as well as himself. He is destined to become more like his Creator through this journey. Thus, the journey, his destiny begins.

A brief listing of some of the chapters covered in The Next Great Move Of God are as follows:

  • Restoring the Hebraic Roots of Our Faith
  • Symbols of Our Faith
  • Understanding the Times
  • Keys to the Heart of the Kingdom
LaSalle speaks of "Reuniting with God, this is a time of refreshing and repenting. In his words, God is calling for Christians to discover the true meaning of His word. Walking in a lifestyle that will bring about the inheritance that was meant for you since the foundation of this world."

"God will restore all things - His presence, His power, and His purpose".

God wants to spend time with us and for us to know Him and His Word and to experience Him on a deeper level. We are not to be wavering in our faith neither hot nor cold. Christians are to passionately love God. When you love someone you want to spend every moment with them. The same should be of our love relationship with God. You have to spend time with Him in order to know Him - you can accomplish this by studying His Word, setting aside time each day to pray and have fellowship with God.

My thoughts:
I thought the book was well written and thoroughly researched when covering topics such as the Torah, Yom Kippur, Rosh Hashanah, The Passover and Hebraic roots. The Next Great Move Of God comes at a time where the church needs to be reminded to turn their hearts back to God and renew their fellowship with Him. Often times we turn away from the things of God in search of wordly comfort only to find ourselves left feeling empty inside, when we have the answer all along. 

I am thoroughly convinced that God is calling for the true Christians to stand up and take their rightful place as believers and walk with confidence and boldness in the things of God. We are to continue to live our lives in such a way that other people will see God manifested within us. There are numerous scripture references which makes this an excellent tool for Bible scholars, biblical research, bible study and church discussion groups or anyone searching for ways to restore their relationship with God.

For more information or to purchase a copy of the book visit: The Next Great Move Of God. Follow and Like the book on Facebook for more discussions and updates. You can also follow via Twitter.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for review courtesy of Bring it on Communications. All thoughts and opinions expressed were solely my own. I did not receive any compensation for this review.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone has a safe, prosperous and blessed New Year. I am really excited for all of the new opportunities that are coming my way and I will be sharing some of them with you shortly. Thank you for listening and reading and sharing in this blogging journey with me.

As I sit here and reflect on these last few weeks prior to the New Year, I am just thankful to have my life, health and strength. I am leaving anything that will hinder me from moving forward in the past and I am looking forward to all the new possibilities and blessings this year has to bring. I hope all of you complete everything that you intend to accomplish this year.

My new saying  - Happy Veinte Once (vayn-tay ohn-say) 2011!

Disclaimer: New Years photo/image courtesy of Photo bucket.
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