Y’all, I love canvas prints. I LOVE them. They can be expensive, but they look so great! This is why I’m excited to introduce you to Canvas Champ. They have the lowest canvas prices that I’ve seen yet. Here’s a little more about them:
Are you searching for large canvas prints – say, 16 x 20 canvas prints or even larger, like 30 x 40 custom large cheap canvas prints? You’re at the right place – anything you want for your canvas print deals is available right here with discounted price inexpensive canvas prints as compare to other online shops.
If you are new to discount canvas prints, let us explain a little. Our cheap canvas prints begin with sturdy frames with artist canvas stretched over them. They are ¾” or 1” deep, and our gallery collection allows you to stretch the printed surface right over the edge and around the sides. Hang yours with or without an added frame – it’s your choice.
Did we mention our 100% quality guarantee, or our lowest price guarantee? They’re worth checking out, along with free and fast shipping, simple ordering and gift certificates.
I chose to use a nature shot I’d taken, to see how that turned out on a 10×8-inch canvas. I loved it! Next time I’ll do one bigger. The product shipped quickly, and was packaged very carefully. I wish I’d taken a picture of the wrap, because it was done so well. It took me five minutes to get it completely open! I like that Canvas Champ will take such care to make sure my product gets to me safe and sound.
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They also do more than just canvas. Customers can order custom metal prints, photo boards, and peel and stick products, among other options.
So…does this pass the “Better on a Budget” test? Yes, yes, yes! The quality of the canvas is fantastic, and I have been nothing but impressed with the customer service and handling of the product. And of course, there’s the price, lower than other canvas places I’ve seen. I’d highly recommend Canvas Champ to my readers!
And now…for the most exciting part. Canvas Champ has generously offered to give one of our readers a FREE canvas print! Enter below!
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*I received a free canvas print from Canvas Champ in exchange for my HONEST review. The opinions are mine, and mine alone.
Galaxy Press Media sent me an audio and print copy of the book, Shadows from Boot Hill by L. Ron Hubbard.
STORY SYNOPSIS: Every man walks with a shadow . . . but what happens when he acquires a second one? Just ask Brazos—a dead ringer for Jack Palance who’s a cold-blooded killer for hire with blood on his hands and a posse on his tail.
Desperate for cash, Brazos accepts $200 to gun down a local man named Brant. He’ll earn every penny . . . but in the end there’ll be the devil to pay.
Because to put a bullet in Brant means putting one in his partner as well—an eerie stranger schooled in the black art of witchcraft. This is one killing that brings with it a deadly curse—and a second shadow.
As Brazos is about to discover, the Wild West doesn’t get any wilder than when a man is damned to live—and die—in the Shadows from Boot Hill.
Also includes the Western adventures The Gunner from Gehenna, in which a plot to steal a miner’s gold reveals how a good man can go bad . . . and a bad man can do good, and Gunman!, the story of an aging gunfighter turned lawman who shows his town what a real man is made of.
I read the stories and enjoyed them. Easy to read, short stories that are action packed from the beginning. If you like Western-style stories, you’ll like these! I liked that I was able to read them all in an afternoon. Because they are short stories, there isn’t much, if any room, for dragging the story. The action starts quick and continues to the last page. The creativity with which L. Ron Hubbard wrote continues to surprise me. Very engaging read!
Some more fun info: Did you know how superstitious the Old West was? The Old West was very superstitious.
For example the horseshoe was used to protect and attract good and thwart bad fortune in many homes of the Old West.
Here are some horseshoe basics you need to know:
To hang a horseshoe with the ends pointing upwards is good luck as it catches all sorts for any good luck.
To hang it with the ends pointing down, is bad luck as all the good luck will fall out.
So make sure you hang your horseshoes properly!
*I received a copy of the book from Galaxy Press Media in exchange for my honest review. The opinions are mine and mine alone.
I recently read Truth Be Told by Carol Cox.
When Amelia Wagner takes over her father’s newspaper in 1893 Granite Springs, Arizona, she vows to carry on the paper’s commitment to reporting only the truth. But Amelia soon learns that even the truth can have serious consequences. Her father’s revealing articles about the Great Western Investment Company have caught the attention of the wrong people, and pressure mounts for Amelia to retract her father’s statements.
Determined to find out the real story, Amelia begins her own investigation. She’s joined by Benjamin Stone, a Great Western employee who’s been assigned to keep tabs on her for the good of the company, a man Amelia finds both perplexing and intriguing.
What they uncover stuns them both–and has far-reaching implications for not only Ben and Amelia but all of Granite Springs. Can they reveal the truth before the enemy finds a way to silence them for good?
Okay, so I liked the story, but I didn’t love it. It’s a nice, easy read, so if you’re looking to be relaxed and entertained without having to think too much, it’s great! The main character, Amelia, is a hard working, honest, likeable woman. I could probably say that about all of the “good guys” in the novel as well. Likeable characters, loyal, kind, and human (you know, relate-able).
The main plot was unpredictable, and kept my attention. The romantic side of the plot, not as much. It was pretty predictable and fairly cheesy. For those who like the cheesy, make-you-giggle romance, it’ll be great! I definitely appreciated that this novel kept things appropriate language and romance-wise. I didn’t have to feel guilty reading any of it.
I give Truth Be Told by Carol Cox 3 stars. I liked it.
*I received a copy of the book, Truth be Told by Carol Cox, from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review. The opinions are mine alone.
When I was given the option to review this book, it was a no brainer. I knew I wanted to read it!
Here’s a little info about it:
There’s nothing quite like a toddler meltdown. Kids can be set off by the smallest thing—a broken toy, meeting Santa, being told to stop licking their shoes—and their fits are often unintentionally hilarious. That’s the idea behind Greg Pembroke’s hit website, Reasons My Son Is Crying, recently named one of the Most Viral Tumblrs of 2013. Now there are even more laughs in the new book, REASONS MY KID IS CRYING (Three Rivers Press; Trade Paperback Original; $15.00; On Sale April 1, 2014).
Like the irresistible blog, REASONS MY KID IS CRYING pairs full-color photos of adorable kids having not-so-adorable fits, along with deadpan descriptions of why these tots are freaking out. Every miniature melodrama and child-size crisis is proof that parenting is always an adventure in absurdity, and sometimes all you can do is laugh.
If you don’t have the book, get it. It’s great! If you can’t get the book, go over and check out the facebook page for the theme. There are a lot of hilarious posts there, posts that are sure to brighten your day and/or lighten your mood.
I really get a kick out of this book! I laughed out loud at times, and my day was brighter after having browsed through the many reasons that our kids cry. My 11-year old daughter also enjoyed it quite a bit, and I had a blast listening to her giggle in her room as she turned the pages. My 7-year old son wasn’t sure he understood the concept of the book (he has autism and doesn’t always get sarcasm and/or jokes), but even he won’t stop reading the thing! He’s in it for the adorable pictures.
Cute pictures, great captions, hilarious stories. I loved everything about this book! I’m giving it a full 5 stars. If you’d like to take a look and see a little more about what the book is about, you can go HERE to read an excerpt.
I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.
I received a copy of Undetected by Dee Henderson from Bethany House to read and review. Before I share my thoughts, here is a little more about the story:
Commander Mark Bishop is deliberately low-key: “I’m in the Navy.” But commanding the ballistic missile submarine USS Nevada, keeping her crew trained and alert during ninety-day submerged patrols, and being prepared to launch weapons on valid presidential orders, carries a burden of command like few other jobs in the military. Mark Bishop is a man who accepts that responsibility, and handles it well. And at a time when tensions are escalating around the Pacific Rim, the Navy is glad to have him.
Mark wants someone to come home to after sea patrols. The woman he has in mind is young, with a lovely smile, and very smart. She’s a civilian, yet she understands the U.S. Navy culture. And he has a strong sense that life with her would never be boring. But she may be too deep in her work to see the potential in a relationship with him.
Gina Gray would love to be married. She has always envisioned her life that way. A breakup she didn’t see coming, though, has her focusing all her attention on what she does best–ocean science research. She’s on the cusp of a major breakthrough, and she needs Mark Bishop’s perspective and help. Because what she told the Navy she’s figured out is only the beginning. If she’s right, submarine warfare is about to enter a new and dangerous chapter.
I’ll be honest, this book started out very slowly. I felt like nothing really started happening until after I’d read 60 pages, and I was frustrated initially with that. Once the long background and detail had been laid out, however, I enjoyed the story. It is well written with a lot of “bumps” in the road, keeping it interesting and keeping me engaged. Fairly predictable, but sweet. This is the first Dee Henderson novel I’ve read, but I’m definitely curious about them now, particularly because of the tie-in this story had with a previous novel, Unspoken. I will give this book 3.5 stars. I liked it pretty well!
*I received a copy of this book for free from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.
I love a feel-good show. I love ‘em best when I don’t have to worry about my kids’ (or me) seeing something less than tasteful, and when I can feel good about what I’m allowing to be viewed in my home. If you are like me in that sense, then I encourage you to check out this uplifting series from the Executive Producer of Touched By An Angel:
I was given the opportunity to preview the upcoming episode from the Hallmark Television Series Signed, Sealed, Delivered. Here is a little more about the show:
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
The new original series “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” is a wonderful combination of romance, comedy and drama that follows the lives of four postal detectives who transform themselves into a team of detectives to track down intended recipients of undeliverable mail. Their missions take them out of the office where redirected letters and packages can save lives, solve crimes, reunite old loves and change futures by arriving late but somehow always on time. The team includes charming Oliver O’Toole (Eric Mabius), the group’s leader is a man of faith who prayerfully approaches his work with the goal of making a difference in people’s lives; new team member, Shane McInerney (Kristin Booth), a technophile who brings 21st century sensibility to the group; free-spirited, “girl next door” Rita Haywith (Crystal Lowe) who has a photographic memory; and lovable Norman Dorman (Geoff Gustafson), a master in conventional research methods.
The show airs SUNDAYS, 8/7c on Hallmark
This incredible series even incorporates scripture in its themes and in the conversations between characters. In FACT, The American Bible Society has built a bible study to go with the series,
*This reading experience is free, but is only available for a few days, so don’t delay!
I’d never seen the show before, but in watching the upcoming episode I found it wasn’t hard to catch up on who is who, and to get the main gist of the storyline. The upcoming episode, Future Me (it airs May 25), is a sweet one. The characters are sweet, sincere, and a bit quirky. Those guest starring played precious roles, and I came away with my heart having been touched.
Don’t forget to watch it! It airs this Sunday at 8/7 Central on Hallmark! If you want to learn more about the show, check out their facebook page as well!
*Better on a Budget is not affiliated with Hallmark or with the show Signed, Sealed, Delivered. All opinions are mine alone.
And we have a winner!! Congratulations to Dianna!!
When I saw this book, Modern Pioneering, was available for me to review, man oh man, I got excited. This is the kind of stuff I’m SO passionate about! Not good at, but passionate about.
I love, LOVE the idea of us living more like our ancestors. The idea of living a more self-sufficient life. Of being more frugal and self-reliant. This is what (my) dreams are made of, baby!
About the book:
A cookbook and backyard gardening and homesteading guide for women who want to grow food efficiently, cook seasonal recipes, or even try foraging, camping, and living off the land.
Georgia Pellegrini, outdoor adventurer and chef, helps you roll up your sleeves and tap into your pioneer spirit. Grow a small-space garden and preserve a little deliciousness for the cold months; assemble the makings of a self-sufficient pantry; learn to navigate without a compass for your next camping trip; or even forage for plants that give you energy.
Whether you’re a full-time homesteader, a weekend farmer’s market devoté, or anyone looking to do more by hand, this overflowing resource will help you hone new skills in the kitchen, garden, and great outdoors. It includes:
· More than 100 recipes for garden-to-table dishes, preserves, and cured foods
· Small-space gardening advice on building a raised bed, choosing what to grow, and saving seeds
· DIY projects, such as Mason jar lanterns and homemade notecards
· Superwoman skills like assembling a 48- hour survival toolkit in an Altoids tin
Packed with beautiful photographs and illustrations, Modern Pioneering proves that becoming more self-sufficient not only means being empowered, but also having a lot more fun.
About the Author:
GEORGIA PELLEGRINI’s taste for simple food and outdoor adventure evolved as she grew up in the Hudson Valley, on the same land her great-grandfather owned and worked. She followed her passion to the French Culinary Institute and then to Gramercy Tavern, Blue Hill at Stone Barns, and La Chassagnette in France. (You can learn more about Georgia HERE.)
Man oh man, I love this book! SO many great recipes, including some for edible flowers and homemade cheeses. It’s hard to pick just one favorite, but a couple of recipes I’m really excited to try are the Slim Jims and the Salmon jerky (pg 168, 169).
In addition to recipes, the author includes a section called “The Wild”, which includes information on common edible plants (think dandelions and daylilies). I was caught off guard by some of the tips and tricks in here…like the glass bottles into glassware. Nothing at all wrong with the idea, but it didn’t feel that self-sufficient to me, since I’d have to buy the glass bottles. I’d guess that over 90% of the tips, tricks, and recipes ARE applicable to me and to my goals, and I’ll be doing a lot of bookmarking and experimenting the next few months, thanks to this book. The pictures are gorgeous; absolutely beautiful.
I really don’t know what I can say to properly show how enthusiastic I am about this book. If you’re all about self-sufficiency, or want to learn more, READ THIS BOOK! Seriously, I love the thing. :) My kids have also enjoyed looking at the recipes and pictures, and they’ve picked out the recipes they want to try as well! I’m giving Modern Pioneering by Georgia Pellegrini 5 stars: I LOVE it!
Have I convinced you yet? Who here wants to read this book? Well, you’re in luck, because I also have a copy to give away! Yay! Anyone 16 years of age and up in the U.S. can win. Good luck!
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I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review. The opinions are mine, and mine alone.