Monday, June 30, 2014

NIrV Adventure bible- for early readers

Have you kids read the word in a new exciting way, full color! Wonderfully illustrated, you will find images on almost every page. Not to mention words of wisdom, discussion points and many more useful study tools. Each book begins with a page helping you understand its contents. And you will find a useful index and maps at the end of the bible. Dive into an adventurous bible! I really like the feel of this bible. It's very colorful, and I even like the the soft pages. I like all the pictures and extr features, even though I don't fully agree with everything said in them. I'm not a huge fan if the nirv version, due to a lot of the wording. And I would clarify the 'early readers' and say this would probably be age appropriate for kids over ten.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Urban Watercolor Sketching

Looking for a fresh idea to inspire your latest creative urgings, look no further! Step into a world of color! Brought and vivid colors dance on every page, bringing watercolor new won't find any bunnies resting in a meadow here. Just as the title suggests, watercolor takes on a very urban feel and look. From city scenes to mixed media cat faces you be tempted with creativity just by sifting through the pages. And interspersed between all the inspiration, you'll find very useful and simply written instruction. Color theory made is made understandable and choosing implements and materials has never been easier. I really love all the color in this book. All the inspirational ideas. But what I like most is the color theory. I really learned a lot reading the explanations . Teaching me stuff I'd never known or had never had a clear understanding of. The layout is really creative and pleasing to look at. Really useful tool for any type of artist. I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review..

Monday, June 16, 2014

Let's Sew Together

It's summer. Kids have hours on end to occupy. And moms may need a little inspiration to keep them entertained. Look no further. Just choose what you feel in the mood for. Do you want to make cozy and completely personalized slippers? How about a one of a kind 'around the world' map? Want to play house? You can spend the day making doll house pillows or a plaid a-frame tent. Feeling hungry? Why not make an entire spread of fabric foods, and the dishes to accompany it!? And if that's not enough, there are necklaces, hide-a-pockets, bows, garlands, and so much more. So step inside and let your imagination soar! I think this book is reallllly cute! The projects are absolutely adorable. And there are projects for boys and girls alike . I think it's great how simple the ideas are, in that an experienced seamstress could turn these into amazing, and the beginner could feel undaunted enough to give them a try. I think the adult assisting will enjoy this as much as the child! I can't wait to get started on some of these ideas. I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Petit Collage -Lorena Siminovich

Who needs a burst of inspiration, when it's been provided for them?! This book is full of fun-inspired projects to add life and charm to your kid spaces. From feathered friend growth charts to the cutest bunny wall clock you've probably ever seen. There's a simple doll house, and a cute mailbox! What kid doesn't love getting mail?! With a very basic craft supply list, you can go crazy in creating these fun projects. And just to boost your confidence, there are detailed step by step guides throughout the book and pages of templates! So go crazy, get crafty! I think this book is really cute. So many fun ideas made really simple. The author must understand moms generally don't have lots of extra time. These ideas are really fun and will look different in every home depending on the supplies each family chooses for their particular space. As someone who is always collaging things, I find it fun to get fresh inspiration from other creative minds. Great addition to my craft room library! I received this book free in exchange for an honest review from the publishers.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The mix and match guide to companion planting

Monoculture, polyculture, permaculture, just three types of agriculture that are used by farmers and gardeners today. And all three described in this book. Along with a miriad of other useful bits of information. Like choosing soil materials, climates, lunar gardening, and manure. And that's just the introduction. After gleaning what you need you then move into a creative and helpful guide to gardening. With the pages spilt Up into three sections, it's not only easy use use, it's fun! If you can mix and match, you can use this book. Matching the three sections according to their components in order to not only grow in your garden, but grow well! I think this book is great! I am not a gardener at this time in my life, but plan to be in the next phase, so I thought I'd glean all the information I could in the meantime. This is a great book for a beginner. The book is so informative and well laid out. It's pleasing to the eye which is very important for my learning type. And their system for helping you choose companion plants is incredibly easy and helpful. Really great book I'd tell other gardeners about. I received this book free from the publishers in exchange for an honest review .

My Bedtime Story Bible- Jean E. Syswerda & Danial Howarth

Snuggle in and watch the bible come to life! Flip through page after page full of charming artwork and your favorite stories. And after you enjoy the story, see what cozy piece of advice is offered on each page. What a great way to fall asleep. I think think this book is really cute! I would not however call it a bible, but rather bedtime bible stories. I think the stories are the perfect length for a wild toddlers attention span at the end of the night. And I think the illustrations are very nicely done. I received this book free in exchange for an honest review from the publisher.