Find the Perfect Gift For Everyone On Your List With Parragon #Review #BookBuddies #ParragonHolidays

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I tend to go out less often during the winter months…some days are just too cold to stand going out to even check the mail.  If you’re looking for great ways to stay entertained this holiday season, Parragon has some great options!  Whether you’re looking for ways to stay healthy or just have a little fun to pass the time, Parragon has you covered.

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I received a selection of Parragon books to help keep me sane while I’m stuck indoors.  No matter what you’re lifestyle is, I’m sure you’ll be able to find delight in these fun items.

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At Home For The Holidays: Walking In A Winter Wonderland was my favorite book out of the ones that I received this month.  I LOVE Christmas and this book is the perfect combination of the holidays and adult coloring books.  At Home For The Holidays is a coloring book full of evocative patterns celebrating the warm, twinkling world of the holiday season.  The patterns and designs instantly bring the feeling of the holidays and all of the fond memories that come along with it.  Use your creative skills to bring these holiday scenes to life while de-stressing and relaxing.

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You Are Beautiful is another great way to help you unwind and relax during the typically stressful holiday season.  The designs in this book are packed with wonders to reveal on every page.  The designs are delicately detailed and the pages are perforated for easy removal so that you can proudly display your art or give it as a gift to brighten someone’s day this holiday season.

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Design and Doodle was pretty much instantly taken over by my 3 children.  There are 384 pages of doodling fun.  You can use colored pencils, markers, gel pens…you name it!  Let your imagination flow and bring these fun patters to life.  Perfect book for artists, doodler, and scribblers everywhere.

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Professor Murphy’s Trivia Fun is a great way to keep the whole family entertained.  This is a fast-paced general knowledge game that’s packed with laughter and learning for everyone.  Find out who the brightest spark in your family is with these 600 questions for adults and children as well.

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If you’ve followed my blog for any amount of time you’ll know that I went on a very fruitful weight loss journey this year.  I started my journey January 11, 2016 and lost 55 lbs to reach my goal.  I’ve recently entered the maintenance phase of my weight loss and The Clean-Eating Kitchen is the perfect addition to my cookbook collection!  I have learned to love and consume foods at their most natural and whole state to fuel my body.  This cookbook will help you bring back home-cooked meals like Buckwheat Blinis with Pears and Berries, Fish Burgers (yum!), and Spiced Plum and Blackberry Brulees.  Simple, approachable recipes that will inspire you to eat clean!

Find the perfect Christmas gift this holiday season with Parragon!

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

 

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Enjoy the Perfect Homemade Christmas With Parragon #Review #BookBuddies #Cookbooks

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If you’re looking for a little inspiration this holiday season, Parragon has got you covered!  Christmas Crafts & Recipes will help you fill your home with the magic of Christmas.  You can relax this festive season as this book covers everything from pre-Christmas planning to ideas for leftovers and homemade edible gifts, as well as recipes for parties – not to mention traditional recipes and modern ideas for Christmas dinner that everyone will love (even the pickiest of eaters!).  There are even Christmas crafts that you can make to decorate your home, turning it into a perfect winter wonderland to welcome Santa when he arrives.

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Thanks to Parragon, my friends will be getting tasty treats to make at home with their family and enjoy 🙂

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Tempt is a wonderful cookbook full of recipes that contain my favorite ingredient…chocolate!!  Let Tempt seduce you into the wonderful world of chocolate. Including over 80 tried and tested chocolate recipes and with each accompanied by stunning photography; you can joyfully devour the ultimate in indulgence, from Chocolate & Caramel Cups to Triple Chocolate Mousse, and the ultimate Gooey Chocolate Dessert. Containing all the chocolate know-how you need to really hone your skills – from the technicalities of tempering to quality control – this book will prove to be the definitive go-to for all things chocolate.

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Nutty Peppermint Bark is a fun recipe the I found in the Tempt cookbook.  Just a few simple steps with a few simple ingredients and you’re left with a decadent treat that the whole family will enjoy.

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These White Chocolate and Blackberry Muffins were a huge hit with the family.  These versatile muffins make a great breakfast, brunch feature item, or even a dessert.  Simple step by step instructions for the best muffins you’ve ever tasted.

Whether you’re looking to make tasty treats for your family or beautiful crafts to decorate your home, you can’t go wrong with Parragon.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Delightful, Decadent Treats with Parragon #Review

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Parragon has some of the best cookbooks that I have come across.  Typically cook books are at least half full of recipes I’ll never use.  With Parrgaon I am finding that I have a hard time deciding what to make because ALL of the recipes look so good!

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Tempt and Nuts are my two newest Parragon additions and let me tell you, I have fallen in love!

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Tempt is a wonderful cookbook full of recipes that contain my favorite ingredient…chocolate!!  Let Tempt seduce you into the wonderful world of chocolate. Including over 80 tried and tested chocolate recipes and with each accompanied by stunning photography; you can joyfully devour the ultimate in indulgence, from Chocolate & Caramel Cups to Triple Chocolate Mousse, and the ultimate Gooey Chocolate Dessert. Containing all the chocolate know-how you need to really hone your skills – from the technicalities of tempering to quality control – this book will prove to be the definitive go-to for all things chocolate.

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Nutty Peppermint Bark is a fun recipe the I found in the Tempt cookbook.  Just a few simple steps with a few simple ingredients and you’re left with a decadent treat that the whole family will enjoy.

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These White Chocolate and Blackberry Muffins were a huge hit with the family.  These versatile muffins make a great breakfast, brunch feature item, or even a dessert.  Simple step by step instructions for the best muffins you’ve ever tasted.

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Nuts is the other fun Parragon cookbook that I received.  I love anything and everything nuts, so this was the perfect book to receive.  Packed with protein, essential fats, and fiber, nuts are so much more than a casual snack in fact they are a superfood that you just shouldn’t be without. Use these recipes to discover how you can incorporate nuts into every stage of your day breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts, and snacks. And with so many nuts to choose from, from walnuts and pecans to pine nuts and Brazil nuts, the combinations really are endless. Once you’ve tried the recipes, they will inevitably find their way into your regular culinary repertoire.

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Overnight Oatmeal instantly made it’s way to my #1 favorite go-to breakfast.  Simply combine all of the ingredients the night before, and in the morning you’ve got a great, protein packed breakfast with a nice little crunch and amazing flavor.

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Oh, my, goodness!  This Banana, Goji, and Hazelnut Bread is KILLER GOOD!  After trips to 4 local stores, I was unable to find goji berries (fresh or dried) no matter how hard I tried.  I used dried black cherries and they were a great addition to the bread.  Parragon really knows how to whip up some tasty recipes!

No matter what type of cookbook you’re looking for, Parragon has you covered!  Make sure you check out their whole collection of cookbooks here.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.***

Colorful Halloween Fun With Parragon Books #Review

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I received the cutest assortment of coloring books for the Halloween season from Parragon Books!  My kids have been having so much fun with these new coloring books…the Halloween theme is a huge hit with them.

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The Spooky Black Paper Coloring Book is a fun way to create unique pictures no matter what age you are.  Every page in this creepy coloring book … is black! Use the five awesome, bright-out crayons to get crazy creative with this innovative twist on coloring.  Once you’re done coloring, you can add the 50 spooky stickers to decorate the pages any way you choose.  Add flying witches or creepy zombies to any design and create something unique.

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Halloween Heroes is a super fun, 48-page coloring and activity book with one sheet of stickers and four chunky crayons. Join all your Disney Pixar friends on their amazing Halloween adventures. Have tons of fun with Woody, Boo, Arlo and Riley’s emotions, with these spook-tacular activities and stickers. Don’t forget to use your crayons for some creepy coloring!  My kids love coloring the pages and finding stickers of the matching character to create fun themed pages of all their favorite characters.

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Princesses and Pumpkins was a HUGE hit with my daughter, of course.  She is in love with everything princess and the Halloween theme was exciting for her.  This 48-page coloring and activity book comes with one sheet of stickers and four chunky crayons. Join the Disney Princesses for some spooky adventures. Complete the activities and use your crayons to add color to the pictures.  You can color in a magical pumpkins, help a spider find its web, count the lollipops, and much more!

No matter what age you are, you’ll enjoy the fun that these Parragon coloring books have to offer…I know I found myself coloring a few pages with the kids 🙂 .

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.***

Electronic Free Fun This Back To School Season With Parragon #BackToSchoolWithParragon

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Parents like myself all over the world are on the hunt for more ways to keep our kids engaged without being tied to an electronic device.  Parragon has lots of great options for kids of all ages to help build their brain while keeping them engaged in activities not involving electronics.  I received Professor Murphy’s Brain-Busting Puzzles & Riddles, Craft Factory Dinosaur Stencil Activity, and Factivity Space to try out with my kids this Back To School season and they were a big hit!

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My sons are 11 and 13 and they really enjoyed the Professor Murphy’s Brain Busting Puzzles & Riddles.  These puzzles are easy enough for younger children like mine, but at the same time challenging enough that a few had me stumped…until we found the answer.  Some of them are funny, some of them are confusing, and some of them are just plain for training your brain.  Seeing my teen/tween sons having fun with a book was the best feeling ever…I’m one happy mom over here!  No electronic cords, no screens to stare at, just a good old fashioned book in hand, nothing could be better.

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Factivity Space is a great educational tool as well as a way for kids to have fun while they learn.  My daughter (who will be 5 in a few weeks) loves learning, and this was a great way to share some extra knowledge with her.  The Factivity book is full of great information about space, and gets children’s imagination running.  The colorable poster and puzzle are a really nice touch.  The included colored pencils are perfect for however your little artist wants to create their poster or puzzle.

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Last but not least is the Craft Factory Dinosaur Stencil Activity.  This was my daughter’s absolute favorite of the Parragon books that we have tried.

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You can only see a small portion of the posters in the background, but we have that whole wall covered in educational posters.  I am doing preschool curriculum at home with my daughter and we’ve actually worked the Dinosaur Stencil Activity Book into our lesson plans.  This book helps build fine motor skills while helping encourage holding the pencil the proper way.  There’s no better way to learn than having fun while doing it.

These are just a few of TONS of children’s books that Parragon has to offer, make sure you check out their entire selection.  You’ll be sure to find one (of a few) that are just right for your children.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.***

Parragon Cookbooks That Fuel Your Family For Back To School #BackToSchoolWithParragon

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This back-to-school season every parent wants to make sure they’re fueling their children’s bodies with good, healthy, wholesome foods.  Parragon has a few great cookbooks that will not only help you cook healthier for your family, they’re all recipes that even the pickiest of children will enjoy.  If you’ve followed my blog for any amount of time, you know that I started Nutrisystem in January.  Every single recipe that I’ve seen in these books fits into my Nutrisystem plan, so I can indulge in the same meal as my family which is pretty rare these days.

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I received Power Food, The Sugar-Free Kitchen, and The Superfood Kitchen and I am so thrilled with these books!  The greatest thing for me is that the nutrition facts are all there in the books, no need for me to have to calculate and see if it’s something I can have…it’s all labeled right there and I get to enjoy every last one of these recipes.

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Power Food is a small book, but don’t let that fool you.  It has over 100 easy, wholesome recipes that pack a nutritious punch.  Each recipe is bursting with powerful natural ingredients and offering a dynamic combination of vitamins, minerals, and essential trace elements.  There are so many great options for meals throughout the day so you can choose how you want to power up your day.  Choose from kick-start breakfasts, energy boosting snacks, protein packed main courses, and even irresistible desserts that feel like something you shouldn’t eat, but is good for you.

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The Sugar Free Kitchen is a great way to help us cut back the amount of sugar that we consume.  It seems that sugar is hidden in everything these days and we all wonder why obesity is such an issue these days.  With recipes from breakfast, snacks, lunches, dinners, desserts, and even baked goods, you can choose where you want to cut the sugar, or create a whole day’s plan using this fabulous cookbook.

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The Superfood Kitchen is full of ingredients that are nutrition powerhouses…foods that are packed with vitamins and minerals for the ultimate health boost, improving energy levels and strengthening health and well-being.  The Superfood Kitchen is a great collection of feel-good foods that the whole family will be able to enjoy.  There is lots of great information about the superfoods you’ll find inside, and why it’s important to include these in our diets.  Recipes available from breakfast, snacks, lunches, main dishes, to desserts and baking.  Who knew good-for-you could taste SO good?

Once you get your hands on these Parragon cookbooks you’ll see why I am so excited about them…they’ll help get my family a little healthier, one meal at a time.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.***