Cozy Up With A Book Hop {Giveaway}


This blog hop is hosted by Mommy Reads Too Much and EReading On The Cheap and features over 50 blogs, all giving away book related giveaways.

I am giving away a great book for teachers, Prayers From A Teacher’s Heart by Vicki Caruana. {If you aren’t a teacher still enter- this would make a great gift for your child’s teacher or another teacher in your life!}

From the back of the book:

You Can Change A Life…

One Student and One Prayer at a Time!

Where do you turn for help in moments of discouragement? Decision? Disappointment? Demand? Who is there to celebrate with you in times of discovery and delight?

Friends, family, colleagues, and yes, students can be wonderful sources of encouragement and support. But no one can touch us with the depth of grace and mercy as our Heavenly Father.

He brings peace, comfort, strength, and renewed vision to every challenge and situation we face as teachers. Prayers From A Teacher’s Heart is designed to help you bring your joys and sorrows, victories and defeats before the One who knows you best– and loves you most.

As you pray, you will notice a sometimes subtle, sometimes dramatic, yet always real difference in the lives of your students. But the biggest difference will begin in your heart as God changes you through the power of prayer.


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Giveaway ends January 29, 2012 at 11:59pm EST. US only.

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Teacher Welcome Gift #MurphyUSA

Jacob started preschool a couple weeks ago and his main teacher went on maternity leave so he has a new teacher. I wanted to create a welcome to the class gift since I figured she is a substitute and probably doesn’t get many gifts around the Holidays and at other times throughout the year from students.

I headed to Murphy USA, the gas station and convenience store, to get some snacks and drinks to make a goodie bag for her (and also the assistants in the classroom). I know when I was a pre-k teacher I got hungry throughout the day so I thought this would be a great surprise for them.

I found a great variety of snacks, candy, and drinks at Murphy USA. Included in my goodie bag of treats were Vitamin Water ,Monster Java and Hershey’s Chocolate Bars. To find out more about my shopping trip and what went into the bag you can view my ThisMoment story.

I found a Hershey’s bag I had gotten as “swag” at a blogging conference and never used so I thought it would be perfect for this teacher welcome gift since I didn’t have a basket. Everything fit into it and the bag can be reused.

I look forward to giving this back to school bag of treats to the teachers on curriculum night!

(Disclosure: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. All thoughts are my own.)