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Through the Deep Waters by Kim Vogel Sawyer

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Seventeen year old Dinah Hubley was raised in a brothel by her prostitute mother.  She dreams of becoming a Harvey Girl out west. After making a life-altering decision, she escapes from Chicago and heads west to pursue her dreams.  When she gets to Kansas, she finds out she is too young to be a Harvey Girl, but without any other options she accepts a job as a chambermaid at the Clifton Hotel.


Natizo Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons

Natizo Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons | Mini Van Dreams #review #sponsored #prfriendly

A few weeks ago, I was sent a set a of stainless steel measuring spoons to review.  I threw them on the counter and forgot about them.  Usually, I am an eye-baller when it comes to measuring.  I decided to make some oatmeal cookies, and needed a measuring spoon to measure the ingredients.  I couldn’t find my cheapo plastic ones.  I remembered that Natizo sent me their stainless steel measuring spoons.  I was in business.


KitchenMade Stainless Steel Measuring Cups

KitchenMade Stainless Steel Measuring Cups Review | Mini Van Dreams #prfriendly #review #sponsored

I don’t know about you, but I think we are still using the plastic measuring cups that I bought when we had our first house.  You can’t even read the measurements anymore… I would rewrite the sizes with permanent marker every once in awhile.  So, when I was given a chance to review KitchenMaid’s™ Stainless Steel Measuring Cups I jumped at the chance.  And, yes, I threw away all the old plastic ones…


Country Choice Organic Oatmeal + Recipe

Country Choice Organic Oatmeal | Mini Van Dreams #organic #healthy #prfriendly

Back in 1995, Country Choice® arrived on the scene at the Organic Food Expo with some cookies and a vision.  Almost 20 years later, they are offering a variety of organic products that include cookies, instant oatmeal, regular oatmeal and more!  They have also  introduced a new line of gluten-free oats.  Now, I know oatmeal is already gluten free.  But, did you know that most oatmeal products are usually grown and processed near gluten products?  However, Country Choice® has created a farm to table approach that minimized gluten exposure.  Plus, they have been certified organic!


Brick by Brick by David C. Robinson Review

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When I was given the opportunity to review Brick by Brick by David C. Robinson, I figured it was going to be one of those boring “business” books that I hate to read.  I was very surprised when I began reading this – while it is a business-type book, it isn’t like most business books.  I immediately found myself becoming interested in the story and the outcome, in addition to thinking about how I could apply it to my company.


Get Creative with CreativeBug Craft Classes!

Get Creative with CreativeBug's Craft Classes! via Mini Van Dreams #getcreative #sponsored #review

Do you ever want to make a craft project but have no idea how to make it? Do you want to learn how to crochet or quilt or learn a new hobby?  You have to check out CreativeBug’s Craft Classes and Workshops!  CreativeBug has created an awesome library of craft workshops online with over 300 (and growing!) videos right at your fingertips… even at midnight!


American Heart Association Go Fresh Book Review

American Heart Association Go Fresh Book Review | Mini Van Dreams #review #bookreview #recipes

Since Don’s Lynch Syndrome and cancer last summer, we have been trying to revamp our diet to make sure we are doing everything within our power to eat healthier.  When I was given the opportunity to review the American Heart Association’s Go Fresh book, I jumped at the opportunity to try some new recipes with our family.


Dish Dish Online Cookbook

Dish Dish Online Cookbook | Mini Van Dreams #recipes #cookbook #prfriendly

It is rare that I get excited about an online service.  Well, except maybe for Pinterest.  But, have you checked out the Dish Dish Online Cookbook?  This site is amazing!  You can add your personal recipes into the database and never have to fumble around looking for a recipe card again.  And – this is the best part – you can access it on the go!  So, if you are in the grocery store and have a hankering for your grandma’s apple pie – you can just access Dish Dish from your mobile device (they have an app!) and get the ingredients right there in the baking aisle!


Echoes of Mercy by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Echoes of Mercy by Kim Vogel Sawyer | Mini Van Dreams #review #bookreview #prfriendly

Once again, Kim Vogel Sawyer has written an amazing novel.  Echoes of Mercy is about a young woman who goes undercover at a candy factory to discover the truth about a colleague’s death and to report on child labor in the factory.  Meanwhile, the owner’s son is also undercover in an attempt to get to know the business and employees prior to taking over for his father.


Red Gold Fourth of July | Italian Turkey Burgers

Red Gold Fourth | Italian Turkey Burgers via Mini Van Dreams #recipes #easyrecipes #sponsored

Tomorrow is 4th of July!  Are you looking for something different, healthy, and delicious to serve for your backyard barbecue?  Well, look no further!  This week, you are being treated to a bonus recipe featuring Red Gold tomato products!  A delicious Italian Turkey Burger! Plus, Red Gold® is having their Summer Grillin’ Party II going on right now where they are giving 1,000 Red Gold aprons away each week and one lucky winner will receive a large Big Green Egg® grill!