Macrame Book Review and Giveaway

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Whether you want to learn macrame, brush up on your knots, or learn new designs, you will find something interesting in this new book Sweet Home Macrame – A Beginner’s Gulde to Macrame.

I was sent a copy of this book for review from Quarto. Casey Alberti, a top Etsy seller, shares her techniques and showcases her fresh, vibrant take on the timeless craft of macrame.

a project from the book

There are 12 step-by-step projects that cover:

  • Plant hangers
  • Coasters
  • Wall hangings
  • A fruit basket
  • A disco ball hanger
  • Earrings
  • And more

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Sweet Home¬†Macrame: A Beginner’s Guide to¬†Macrame¬†(Walter Foster Publishing) releases on May 14, 2024, and sells for $22.99. You can find it listed on Amazon.

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One winner will be chosen randomly and will receive a copy of Sweet Home¬†Macrame: A Beginner’s Guide to¬†Macrame provided by Quarto.

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Learn to Macrame:

Here are a few quick video tutorials on basic macrame knots.

Sound of Freedom

Enter to win two free ticket to see Sound of Freedom #SoundOfFreedomMIN #SoundofFreedomMovie #MomentumInfluencerNetwork

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Sound of Freedom, based on the incredible true story, shines a light on even the darkest of places. After rescuing a young boy from ruthless child traffick-
ers, a federal agent learns the boy’s sister is still captive and decides to embark on a dangerous mission to save her. With time running out, he quits his job and journeys deep into the Colombian jungle, putting his life on the line to free her from a fate worse than death.

Sadly this isn’t the only story of child trafficking. There are so many more involved in human trafficking not just children. It is time to put an end to these crimes.

Angel Studio’s goal for Sound of Freedom is for two million people to go see the film in theaters the week of July 4th to remember the two million children who are trafficked every year. #2MillionFor2Million

You can help pay for other people’s tickets to come to the film at this helps us reach our goal to help end child trafficking.

If the price of the ticket is keeping you from going, generous fans have Paid it Forward tens of thousands of free tickets for you to be able to see the film during opening week. You can get a free ticket at

2 free tickets to see Sound of Freedom!

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Many thanks to Angel Studios for providing a sample of the product for this review. My opinions are 100% my own.

Coloring Giveaway

Enter to win one of five Social Seasons coloring book.

Are you a fan of Bridgerton or adult coloring? You will want to enter this giveaway.

This year‚Äôs social season has finally arrived. Meander through grand ballrooms, exquisite mansions, manicured gardens, and lavish promenades inspired by the breathtaking sets from Netflix‚Äôs most-watched show of all time‚ÄĒBridgerton. From bestselling coloring book illustrator, Valentin Ramon, Social Season offers 20 unique, original, hand-drawn illustrations that you can bring to life in vivid color and get a hands-on feel for the d√©cor belonging to Duke, Daphne, and Eloise as you travel through the intricate details of Grosvenor Square.

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Five winners will each receive Social Season: An Unofficial Coloring Book for Fans of Bridgerton ($10). Open to U.S. residents of the 48 contiguous United States. You must be 18 years old to enter to win. This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on 5.15.22. See below for terms and conditions.

All entries will be verified‚ÄĒonly one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. Any person who has won a prize (or whose household has won a prize) in any promotion sponsored by the Sponsor in the past thirty (30) days before this contest start date is not eligible to win a prize in this contest. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Entrants who have created social accounts purely to enter Competitions or Sweepstakes will not be eligible to win. All social accounts used must be public.

The winner will be chosen randomly through Sweep Widget and contacted via email. A reply to the winning email is required within 48 hours before a new winner is chosen. Void where prohibited by law. One person entering per household, please. The Review Wire and other participating bloggers are not responsible for the shipment of the prize.

Artesprix Giveaway

Enter to win products from Artesprix and try your hand at sublimation.

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Special thanks to Artesprix for providing the products for this giveaway. One winner will get a 10 pack of Sublimation markers and a Sublimation ink stamp pad in black. Artesprix has a ton of new products arriving soon. These products have slight packaging changes coming but that doesn’t stop these from being great useful products.

New Products

The new products arriving in May consist of sublimation colored stamp pads in nine colors, stamp pad refills in those same nine colors, and sublimation paint in red, yellow, blue, black, and white. The white is for mixing and lightening the colors, it does not transfer.

I’ve had early access to these new products because I worked with Artesprix at a recent trade show. There was so much excitement and buzz around the new materials at the Namta Creativation trade show. It was fun working in their booth and talking about the new products as well as testing and demonstrating them. I can’t wait for you to try them. But until then, here is the giveaway.

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Pure Flix Giveaway

Enter to win a 3 month subscription to Pure Flix.

Sons of Thunder :: Redemption

Sons of Thunder : Redemption is a sequel to the original Sons of Thunder series. Both are available on Pure Flix. Similar in the connection to the biker group Devil’s Hand, redemption is different in that it is an ongoing storyline. Both series follow the path of a biker group member turning to Jesus and trying to make a better way.

I was asked to review episode 4 Date Night. The main character Jacob asks Sandy, a past love, to dinner in hopes of gaining her forgiveness. They are both working on a horse ranch that is behind in payments and on the verge of being sold.

Pure Flix streams faith and family-friendly media that changes lives, inspires hearts, and lifts the spirits of members like you and those you love. Sons of Thunder and Sons of Thunder: Redemption are just 2 of many such films and series on Pure Flix that you can watch with a subscription. You can try Pure Flix out with a free 7 days trial and then purchase a PureFlix membership plan: monthly plan for $10.99 or annual plan for $99.99.

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Enter to win your own free 3-month Pure Flix subscription.

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Many thanks to Pure Flix for providing a temporary subscription for this review. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. 

Giveaway :: Recipe Keeper

Enter to win a Julia Child’s Recipe Keeper.

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Details: Concealed Wire-O Hardcover
Size: 5.5 x 8 IN
24 pockets, 6 recipe cards

I love finding new recipes but family recipes are so cherished. For my wedding shower, I asked for everyone’s favorite recipes. Such a beautiful gift of traditions was collected. Having this recipe keeper would have been a great addition. Now I have a new way to arrange and store them in the Julia Child Recipe Keeper.

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In collaboration with The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy & the Arts and the Smithsonian, The Julia Child Recipe Keeper is a stylish yet practical place to organize and store your favorite recipes.

This spiral-bound recipe keeper fits perfectly on the shelf among your cookbooks and features a lay-flat design for easy perusing of all of your favorite recipes. It includes 24 Recipe Pockets & 6 Perforated Recipe Cards. The keeper is divided into four customizable sections with thick cardstock pockets to store recipes torn out of magazines, passed down from relatives, jotted down after meals, or printed from your favorite food blog or website. Informative inserts include conversion charts, Child’s iconic recipe for Beef Bourguignon, a biography of the famed chef, and six blank perforated recipe cards.¬†The Julia Child Recipe Keeper¬†is the second title in a special collaboration with The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy & the Arts and the Smithsonian.

The Recipe Keeper is available at Amazon.

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Cookbook Giveaway

Enter to win a Pre-Diabetes Cookbook.

The Everything Easy Pre-Diabetes Cookbook

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I have to admit, I love reading cookbooks and collecting recipes. I am a bit of a picky eater but that doesn’t stop me from finding things I might like. Sadly, my husband and I are diabetic. I thought this cookbook might have a few recipes that we could incorporate into our diet – it couldn’t hurt! I was happy to accept the offer to review and giveaway a copy of The Everything Easy Pre-Diabetes Cookbook.

The above image shows a sample recipe in the book which includes 200 recipes. There is a decent amount of information on each recipe page along with some tips like how to prepare a pomegranate. I am also really excited about the variety of different salad dressings and soup recipes.

The appendix of the book is a goldmine of information. It includes Salt-free spice mixes, Grocery Shopping Pro Tips, 10 week Plan, and US/Metric conversions.

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Giveaway :: Air Fryer Cookbook

Enter to win an air fryer cookbook.


I was so excited to receive a copy of the “I Love My Air Fryer” Affordable Meals Recipe Book. We have a small air fryer and honestly only use it for heating frozen foods or leftovers. I can’t wait to expand our use and possibly buy a larger air fryer. There are 175 low-cost recipes included. Each recipe contains a cost estimate so you can easily stay on budget and manage food costs. You‚Äôll also find beautiful photos, a guide to getting the most out of your air fryer, and practical, easy-to-follow ways to spend less and save big at the grocery store.

  • Publisher ‚ÄŹ : ‚Ä鬆Adams Media (October 12, 2021)
  • Paperback ‚ÄŹ : ‚Ä鬆224 pages
  • Dimensions ‚ÄŹ : ‚Ä鬆7 x 0.5 x 9.13 inches
  • Available on Amazon (affiliate link)

Above is an example of how the recipes appear in the book. Doesn’t this look scrumptious? And the total recipe cost is less than $12! Having lived in Maryland for a few years, I might want to substitute the creole seasoning with Old Bay seasoning.


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When We Last Spoke Giveaway

Enter to win the opportunity to watch When We Last Spoke. #WhenWeLastSpokeMIN #MomentumInfluencerNetwork

When We Last Spoke is an award-winning, heartwarming story of faith, family, and forgiveness, based on a book by Marci Henna. The acting was so good, no surprise since it’s starring Melissa Gilbert (Little House on the Prairie), Cloris Leachman, and Corbin Bernsen. I loved the setting of the 1960’s small town and costuming. It brought back a feeling of comfort and happy memories. Don’t forget to bring a box of tissues for emotional and happy tears.

When We Last Spoke recently won Best Picture, Best Narrative, Best Supporting Actor, and more at the Crown Awards at the National Religious Broadcasters 2021 Christian Media Convention!

Don’t miss this heartwarming story of faith, family, and forgiveness! Watch it on Amazon Prime or visit our website to find all the ways to view this powerful movie with the whole family.

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Many thanks to Last Spoke Partners for providing this product/product information for review. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

Serious Coffee Giveaway

Enter to win serious k-cup coffee. @JavaFactoryRoasters #giveaway #win #sponsored

Yeah, it’s serious. This coffee is the bomb! It’s a dark roast that’s double caffeinated. Yes, this coffee comes with a warning label. Exploding with flavor and with double the caffeine of a regular cup of coffee, this extra-bold brew will leave you buzzing. It’s perfect for my coffee-drinking husband. Can you believe he used to not drink coffee at all about five years ago? And now he drinks many cups a day. He now enjoys a stronger cup and Da Bomb is a perfect choice for him.

With the variety of Java Factory Roasters flavored coffees, you can find the perfect cup of coffee. Made from 100% fresh roasted Arabica coffee beans with a new filter system to deliver more taste per cup. Java Factory Single Serve Double Caffeinated, Extra Bold, Dark Roast Coffee pack includes 40 coffee pods.

Java Factory Roasters coffee pods are compatible with most Keurig k cups coffee makers, including 2.0 brewers. You can find a variety of Java Factory coffees on Amazon.

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