My chickens!!!

5 gals is a great way to start! One is laying & I cannot wait for the others to start!!!!



Add a comment July 25, 2014

Nan’s Heritage Series-2

First of all, to get a synopsis of each book as well as the author, please see the post before this!!

Well, I just finished this whole series-it was hard to put down! I love to read historical books and this one did not disappoint! The books flowed nicely together. I was told that you didn’t have to read them in order, but I think I would have gotten lost if I didn’t. The first book was sad but it really shows God’s love and faithfulness through everything. These are not real people, but I can see issues like these happening to any family. I love the progression through time. So many times books will just talk about one part of life, and I normally wonder-what happened next? How did things turn out in the end? A few years from now? I love how this series did just that. You see Nan’s journey through life-through thick or thin-through life and death. I think this is a great read and I will definitely read it again!

I want to thank Elaine Littau & Dawnita Fogleman (as well as anyone else!) that has given me the opportunity to review these books. I was given the books for an honest opinion & review. I pray they bless you as they have blessed me!!

1 comment July 25, 2014

Nan’s Heritage Series

Christian Historical Fiction

Nan’s Journey:
Desperate to save her life and that of her five-year-old brother, Nan packs and flees an abusive home, embarking on a journey that will test her faith, determination, and spirit. Set in the 1800s, Nan’s Journey, follows Nan and her brother, Elmer, s they seek safety and find refuge and hope in the arms of a family of strangers–including Fred Young, a disgruntled preacher turned mountain ma, who reaches out to help, only to find a hope and love renewed in his own heart.
Elk’s Resolve:
Driven to escape his past and the demons who haunt him, Elk discovers a love he long thought dead. Set against the rugged beauty of the Colorado Rockies of the 1800s, Elk’s Resolve follows the travails and triumphs of Elk, the White Indian. Guided by the hand of God, he finds his true self and defeats the voices who demand his destruction.
Luke’s Legacy:
Thirst for love drives Ruby away from her childhood home, causing her to grow up faster than her thirteen years could fathom. Her catastrophe catches Luke in its clutches, and he must choose the legacy he will leave behind.
The Eyes of a Stranger:
Rejection was an emotion Gertie Brenan knew well. At the age of eighteen, she finds herself at the threshold of life and comes to realize that because of the rejection of her fiance’ , many options are open to her. In he childhood rejection held her captive. Now, it gives her freedom that few women of her time were afforded.
Timothy’s Home:
The old trunk sat unclaimed on the depot platform for more than two decades. John Forrester’s decision to use it as an escape vehicle would result in it becoming either and untimely coffin o a way to freedom for his only nephew, Timothy.
“Timothy’s Home”, Book V of the Nan’s Heritage Series, brings the story of the trunk and the people connected to it full circle. Will Timothy find place to call ‘home’?

Author Bio
Elaine Littau is the best-selling author of eleven published books and many magazine and newspaper articles. She is a mentor/coach for other authors and enjoys teaching book marketing techniques as well as public speaking for groups. Many enjoy listening to her humorous take on life. Even the simplest activity takes on a life of its own when Elaine is involved in the telling of it. Some of her favorite events have been speaking to young people about pursuing their dreams. She has been a church secretary, led women’s groups, taught pre-school and Sunday school, and was a mentor for the M.O.P. S. (Mothers of Preschoolers) group in her community.
Her writings have also received recognition: “Nan’s Journey”- Named Best Christian Historical Fiction 2008 by Christian Story Tellers and “Luke’s Legacy”- Honorable Mention Christian Historical Fiction 2010 by Christian Story Tellers.
Elaine and Terry, her husband, reside on a small acreage near Perryton, Texas where they enjoy spending time with family and friends. They raised three sons and now enjoy three daughters-in-law and five grandchildren

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My 16 yo made this last week. First time! What an experience!!

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My 13 yo made this!! What an awesome experience!! It’s her first of many, I assume! She drew out the plans & with the exception of a few cuts from a chainsaw, she did all of the work!

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Tales of the Wovlen

Ok, I LOVED this book! I could not put it down! I did tell the author there was one part I did not like-the end. Why? Because it was finished! I was not ready for it to end! I do like some fantasy books, so when I saw an opportunity to review this book for free, I jumped on it! From the beginning if was like watch a movie in my mind. I can see this being a motion picture. There was constant action and the book kept moving. I didn’t feel like there were gaps, too much information, or too little information like some books I’ve read. For those with younger children, I did not see anything that would be bad for a pre-teen/teen to read this. I would highly recommend this book for every age! And, it’s only $3 at amazon right now!! Order it today before the price changes!!

From amazon:
After the brutal massacre in his village, a broken, grieving boy chooses to live with a golden dragon in the wild rather than go to the mountains to be with his own people. If only he had known then what that choice would mean.

Thirteen years later, Keegan, no longer a boy, learns that his younger sister survived the massacre and sets off to be reunited with her. When Keegan accidentally interrupts a plot against a princess, his simple trip turns into a complicated struggle for survival. A mysterious elder appears, full of wit and riddle. Mythical monsters shed their fictional skin and hungrily pursue Keegan and his dragon. Haunting nightmares begin to tear at his mind. As he continues on his quest to be reunited with his sister, Keegan is only just beginning to understand what it means to be…

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1 comment March 6, 2014

Putting on the Spirit devotion review

I have recently finished this devotional by Katie Hornor. I loved it! Sometimes it’s hard to fit everything into a busy schedule. This study appealed to me because it’s only 30 days long and 10 minutes a day! In Galatians, the fruit of the Spirit has always been a spirit/mood lifter for me. Being reminded of these blessings helps in so many ways!! On day 18 she talks about putting on faith. The best way to do that is to stay in the word of God. Being in a very bad car accident a month ago has really shown me how many things I’d taken for granted & how much more faith & trust I have had to put in Him for so many more things.

I will be giving away 3 copies of this devotion next Tuesday, December 17, so leave a message on here! Please pass this along!!

The devotion can be bought here

Disclaimer: I received this free for an honest opinion.

2 comments December 13, 2013

The Force/Review

I have to give much credit to the wonderful Swann mother/daughter team. Wow! I have a new favorite author!! If you like sci-fi, murder mysteries, and great Christian books then you’ve found the right book!! This book flowed so nicely from The Fourth Kingdom (a must read first, but this book does stand on it’s own if you don’t have it) Again, another very hard book to put down! It was riveting and fast paced!! From Hollywood stars to clones, detectives to the FBI, princes to human trafficking. A definite must read for all you book lovers!!!

I hate to give too much away. Here’s from Amazon:
A dark force is rising….

Someone is murdering the world’s most beautiful women—over and over and over.

When Jarrod and Joshua Sinclair are called in to consult with the FBI about the Hollywood Starlet murders, they immediately suspect their old nemesis Josef Helmick of creating clones of famous women for a visiting Saudi prince. Wasting no time, they hire retired detective Fred Kowalski and send him to Dubai to uncover Josef’s base of operations and build a case against him for the murders.

But Fred soon discovers that Helmick is harboring a secret much darker than human trafficking. Fred must stop Josef before he resurrects an ancient, diabolical Force in order to bring the entire human race under his control.

To buy The Force today at, click here

And to buy the Fourth Kingdom click here

About the Authors:
Joyce and Alexandra Swann are mother and daughter. Joyce homeschooled her ten children from the first grade through master’s degrees. She is a well-known author and speaker on the subject of homeschooling. For nearly a decade she was a popular column- ist for “Practical Homeschooling Magazine”. She now blogs regularly on parenting, homeschooling, and Christian lifestyle issues.
Joyce and Alexandra have co-authored two other novels, The Fourth Kingdom and The Twelfth Juror, both of which were published in 2010. Joyce’s personal story of her experiences raising and educating her family is chronicled in Looking Backward: My Twenty- Five Years as a Homeschooling Mother, published in February of 2011. Her novel, The Warrior, which tells the story of one wom- an’s ten year prayer vigil for a man she has never met, was released in May of 2012. She is also the author of two children’s books, “Tales of Pig Isle” and “The McAloons”, which began as stories that she told to entertain her grandchildren.
Alexandra is author of “No Regrets: How Homeschooling Earned me a Master’s Degree at Age Sixteen” and “Writing for Today”. She has been self-employed for over fourteen years and was the 2011 Chairwoman of the Board of the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. She writes a regular blog, Paying for Protection, about the consequences of over-regulation and over-reaching govern- ment. Her novel “The Planner”, which is the prequel to “The Chosen”, was published in June of 2012.

As a member of the promo team for The Force, I received 2 books in exchange for an honest review and promotion. No other compensation was received. I am disclosing this information in compliance with FTC Regulations.

Add a comment November 25, 2013

The Fourth Kingdom

I’ve just finished this prequel to The Force by Alexandra and Joyce Swann. WOW! I absolutely loved it & and had to dive right into The Force! (More on that book at a later date!)

I love to read but there are certain books you just can’t put down. This was DEFINITELY one of those. There was energy, action, great joy, and sadness throughout the book. The Fourth Kingdom is about scientists who escaped Germany after Hitler fell and were trying to build a 4th reich (Hitlers was the 3rd reich, if you remember) for world domination. So, these scientists were working on cloning, with the end result to clone the best soldiers (strongest, smartest, obedient to the cause) to rule and eliminate all others in the world. To say more would be to give away the book! A definite must read for upper middle school on up. There are references to the ear and what happened in some of the concentration camps, so if you have a tender hearted one, I’d suggest you read it first.

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The Fourth Kingdom

Add a comment October 22, 2013

Vocabulary spelling city review

We’ve used spelling city off and on for the past 6 years. We love using the paid site because it saves my lists & there are many premade lists. It’s easy to add or subtract words as your child learns them. It is easy to use for parents, teachers, & kids alike!

My kids love the different games that they can play and it just doesn’t seem like “work” to them! I love for my children to learn & no matter what their age is, they’d still rather play.

I’d highly recommend using this whether your kids are homeschooled or not! It’s great that you can use it at home, the library, grandpas house, etc… Don’t forget to check it out!!


I’ve been given a Premium Membership to for a candid, personal, online review.

VocabularySpellingCity helps students study word lists using 25 different learning activities such as Unscramble, Hangman, WordFind, and Crossword Puzzle. Parents can create their own spelling lists, find published lists already available on the site, or use any of dozens of free teaching resources on topics such as Multiple Meaning Words and Possessive Nouns . Be sure to come back in three weeks to read about my experience.

There might be more free memberships available for bloggers. If you’re interested, find out how you can review

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