Susanne Dietze’s new novel “The Blizzard Bride” ~ Takeover Tour & Giveaway (ends 2/11/20)

I’ve got a new book and a giveaway to share with you from JustReads Publicity Tours!

 

 

Author Susanne Dietze’s new THE BLIZZARD BRIDE is the newest book in The Daughters of the Mayflower series. Here’s the lowdown on the book:

 

Happy reading, and best wishes! –Wren

 

DISCLOSURE: I received a free copy of this book from Just Reads Publicity Tours.

Love Is In The Air Beauty Giveaway & Blog Hop! (ends 2/14/20)

Happy February!

Today, I’m joining with The Review Wire and Chatty Patty’s Place, along with a ton of other neat bloggers, to present the Love Is In The Air Blog Hop!

 

 

 

The FINCHNWREN blog is giving away two fun beauty items:

  • A tri-color (navy, light blue, white) faux leather zippered makeup bag from Nordstrom
  • Clinique’s Chubby in the Nude Foundation Stick (in 06 Intense Ivory)

Clinique is one of my two most favorite beauty lines. Their Chubby Sticks (I’ve used the lip, cheek, and eye versions) apply easily, are long-wearing, and easy to remove at the end of the day. This foundation stick would be great to use either for foundation or concealer, and its size makes it something you could easily pop into your purse in case you want a touch-up during the day.

The makeup bag is sturdy yet supple, with a tabbed zipper pull. It zips and unzips smoothly and easily. It’s sort of a parallelogram in shape, with measurements of 7 1/2″ (bottom) x 6″, with the top width of about 6 1/2″. It’s almost 3″ wide at the base and will hold a lot of your favorite makeup items. In addition, the bag is well-constructed and its seams are solid and beautiful.

 

How to enter:

Simply click on the “Enter here!” link below. That will take you to a Giveaway Tools entry form, where you’ll be able to enter in a variety of ways. The giveaway closes on 2/14/19, and one winner will be selected from all the entrants to win both the bag and the foundation stick. Best wishes!

Enter here!

 

And for more giveaway fun….

check out the Love Is In The Air Giveaway Blog Hop!

 

To enter, simply click on the inLinkz link below. That will take you to the Giveaway Hop page, where you’ll be able to enter a variety of giveaways from some of my favorite bloggers!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

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Best wishes–I hope you win something! Don’t forget to enter by 2/14/20 before the Giveaway Hop closes.

 

Enjoy!  –Wren

Tarte Shape Tape Giveaway! Part of the Welcome 2020 Blog Hop (ends 1/16/20)

Hello 2020! I’m excited to say hello to a new year and a new decade. I’m joining with The Review Wire and Chatty Patty’s Place for the first giveaway (and blog hop) of the year, the Welcome 2020 Blog Hop!

 

 

What is your favorite makeup brand? Have you ever tried Tarte? They are one of my best-loved brands. They wear beautifully, have no parabens, and are just plain fun. Today, I have two Tarte goodies to give away to one winner!

One entrant will win:

  • Tarte Shape Tape Hydrating Foundation in Light Sand color (valued at $39)
  • Tarte Brighter Days mini highlighting moisturizer

 

How to enter:

Just click on the “Enter here!” link below. That will take you to a Giveaway Tools entry form, where you’ll be able to enter in a variety of ways. Giveaway closes 1/16/20. Best wishes!

Enter here!

And don’t forget to click below to check out all the Welcome 2020 Blog Hop Giveaway bloggers, who have tons of fun things you can enter to win!

 

 

To visit the blog hop, click on the inLinkz button below. That will take you to the blog hop page!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

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Best wishes, and happy 2020!

Enjoy! –Wren

Merry Christmas 2019 from FINCHNWREN! A Giveaway for You (ends 1/8/19)

Merry Christmas to all of you, from FINCHNWREN!

I hope you’ve all had a lovely and wonderful Christmas. And, I wanted to thank you for checking in and reading the FINCHNWREN blog! So, I have a giveaway, from me to (one of!) you!

 

 

Here are some goodies from some of my favorite stores for one giveaway winner (although, I wish I had a set for each and every one of you!!):

  • Bath & Body Works Shea Butter & Vitamin E Body Lotion in Hot Cocoa & Cream scent
  • Bath & Body Works Scented Candle (made with essential oils) in Marshmallow Fireside scent
  • Altar’d State potpourri bag in Merry Christmas scent

To enter, just click on the “Enter here!” link below. That will take you to a Giveaway Tools entry form where you’ll be able to enter in a variety of ways. Giveaway closes on January 8, 2020.

Enter here!

 

Thanks again for following, for reading, for checking out my blog posts, and entering my giveaways. I appreciate you! And best wishes!

 

Enjoy! –Wren

 

 

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Giveaway Hop ~ Goodies for You! (ends 12/18/19)

Hi everyone!

It’s time for another giveaway! I’m joining in the “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Giveaway Hop” with lots of fun bloggers, hosted by Chatty Patty’s Place and The Review Wire. It’s time to enter to win some fun winter-y goodies!

 

 

The FINCHNWREN blog has this set of goodies for one reader to win:

  • Bath & Body Works’ new winter fragrance body spray, in Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte scent
  • Old Navy cozy fleece socks, with a raccoon face and colorful stripes

 

How to enter:

Simply click on the link below that says “Enter here!” That will take you to a Giveaway Tools entry form, where you’ll be able to enter in a variety of ways. One winner will be selected to win both items, when the giveaway closes 12/18/19. Best wishes!

Enter here!

 

 

 

 

And don’t miss the opportunity to enter all the other amazing giveaways in the “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Giveaway Hop!”

 

 

To check out all these amazing giveaways, just click on the blue inLinkz button below. That will take you to the linkup page where you’ll see tons of fun giveaways to enter!

 

 

 

Enjoy!  –Wren

The Fresh Start Bible! Review and Giveaway (CLOSED)

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CONGRATULATIONS to Leela, the winner of the Fresh Start Bible. Thanks to all of you who entered!

 

Hi everyone!

I have a fantastic new Bible from Gateway Church to tell you about. The BlogAbout Blogger Network sent me the Fresh Start Bible to use and review, plus another copy to give away to one FINCHNWREN reader! Read on for more details…and to enter to win! This Bible would make a lovely gift for you or for someone you love.

 

 

The Fresh Start Bible

This is the perfect time of year, in the lead-up to the holidays, to consider a new Bible. In fact, the Fresh Start Bible would be excellent for a new Bible, and Bible reading plan, for the new year that starts January 1! I received the softcover edition. It is enclosed in a white slipcase that holds the softcover Bible, which has an embossed gray cover with a linen look. The Bible has a nice heft, and the pages are thin (but not too thin) and smooth. It stays open well when you’re reading it, whether it’s on your lap or on a solid surface.

The Bible translation is the NLT or New Living Translation, which is a modern and easy-to-read version. Here’s an example, using the familiar verses of Psalm 23:1-4:

“The LORD is my shepherd; I have all that I need.
He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams.
He renews my strength.
He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name.
Even when I walk through the darkest valley,
I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me.
Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.

I truly enjoy this version for devotional reading. I do like to change up the Bible versions I am reading from time to time, just to bring fresh insights or impressions. And, I find that the NLT is a version that is accessible for most adult or teen readers.

 

What will you find in the Fresh Start Bible?

Lots of cool additions! There are maps of the Holy Land (both old and new), a Bible reading plan, 52 questions on faith, 59 short articles on key Bible characters and events. There is a Leader Guide for small groups. There are essays on worship and the freedom available to us in Christ, as well as Scripture lists arranged by topic. You’ll also find teaching on Scripture principles and how someone can grow in their faith.

I particularly enjoyed the introductions to each book of the Bible, and the short essays on Bible characters. Even though I’ve read and studied the Bible for years, I found that these taught me more or encouraged me in my own questions of faith, or my own spiritual walk.

It is comfortable to hold (not  to heavy, but with a good weight) and easy to read while it’s in the lap or on the table. The pages (unless you’re at the very beginning or very end) stay open where you’re reading them. Its text layout is book-like or newspaper-like, which makes it very easy to just be able to start reading and keep going.

 

 

My thoughts about the Fresh Start Bible

As I mentioned above, I believe this would be fantastic for teen or adult readers. It would be useful for new readers of the Bible as well as those more familiar with its contents; for those who are interested in investigating Christianity or mature believers.

I spent time both in devotional reading as well as reading through some of the book introductions and special sidebars. I love the book introductions. I have studied the Bible using the inductive study method for years and it’s been very rich and helpful, yet sometimes an introduction can tell you more than you will glean just from reading and study. I found it moving to be reminded with 2 Timothy, for example, that Paul’s final letter to Timothy is written just before Paul’s execution, and is very personal. Or, as mentioned in the Deuteronomy intro, that Moses (Israel’s teacher and prophet) not only focuses on recounting the Law again but on worship and God’s identity (the Shema) and a prophetic word about Jesus. These made my Bible reading times just beautifully rich and meaningful.

The whole “Intersections” segment at the end of the Bible is also full of helpful study facts and additions. It actually begins with an overview of the whole Bible, covering themes, main events and key people. I really enjoyed Joel Stockstill’s essay on God’s Word in his own journey, and Pastor Robert Norris’ 15-minute Breakthough. Lots of other amazing essays there as well.

And, even though this softcover Bible is very sturdy, I like its slipcase, which will protect it even more. It would be a fantastic gift for someone you love, or even as a new Bible for yourself!

 

And now! I have one to give away!

Thanks to the generosity of Gateway Press and The BlogAbout Blogger Network, I have a copy of this amazing Bible to give away to one FINCHNWREN reader!

To enter, simply click on the “Enter here!” link below. That will take you to a Giveaway Tools entry form, where you’ll be able to enter in a variety of ways. Giveaway closes 12/14/19, when one winner will be selected to win. Best wishes!

Enter here!

 

 

 

 

 

More about the Fresh Start Bible online & at YouTube

 

https://www.freshstartbible.com

 

You can purchase your own copy of this neat new Bible online at:

 

 

Enjoy! –Wren

DISCLOSURE: From time to time, FINCHNWREN may receive a free product or service in exchange for our honest opinions expressed in our blog. We are not required to write a positive or glowing review, nor are we additionally compensated for these reviews. We share our own opinions, and our family’s opinion, of these products. We’re disclosing this in accordance with FTC regulations.

Unicorn Goodies Giveaway! Part of the Holiday HoHoHo Giveaway Hop (closed)

CONGRATULATIONS to Dana R., the winner of the Unicorn Goodies Giveaway! Thanks to everyone who entered!

 

 

Hello everyone!

I’m joining The Review Wire and Chatty Patty’s Place for a fun holiday blog hop as we start to roll into the 2019 winter holiday season! The Holiday HoHoHo Giveaway Hop begins November 15 and runs through November 30, 2019. Lots of bloggers will be offering some amazing prizes in their own giveaways that you can find via the linkup.

 

 

 

The FINCHNWREN blog’s giveaway for this hop is a collection of Unicorn Goodies, for one winner! The giveaway package includes:

  • Warm, comfy fleece socks from Old Navy, complete with a unicorn on one sock and stars on the other!
  • Two Unicorn Milk Shake hand sanitizers from Bath and Body Works
  • And, a Biolage Color Last Aqua Gel Conditioner mini (just for fun!)

 

How to enter the FINCHNWREN giveaway:

Simply click on the pink “Enter here!” link below. That will take you to a Giveaway Tools entry form, where you’ll be able to enter to win in a variety of ways. The giveaway will open on November 14, 2019 at 11:59 PM, and it will close on November 30. One winner will win the Unicorn Goodies collection. Best wishes!

Enter here!

 

 

 

 

Now, you can check out all the cool bloggers’ giveaways in the Holiday HoHoHo Giveaway Hop! Simply click on the blue inLinkz box below. Starting at 12:01 on November 15, 2019, the Giveaway Hop will open and you can enter these amazing giveaways for your chances to win!

 

Enjoy! –Wren