Monday, December 12, 2016

Chappy Debbie's Week-In-Review


MERRY CHRISTMAS, MATEYS!!!!




CONGRATULATIONS TO SUSAN FER WINNIN' ME NARNIA BOX AND BOOK! I WILL BE CONTACTIN' YE SOON, MATEY!!



THANKS FER COMIN' ABOARD ME BLOG. CHAPPY IS TAKIN' SOME SHORE LEAVE UNTIL AFTER CHRISTMAS! SEE YE BACK ABOARD WHEN I RETURN. AND HAVE YERSELF A MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!

GOD BLESS.


Monday, December 5, 2016

Chappy Debbie's Week-In-Review





Ship's Log

November 28th thru December 4th



                    Ahoy Mateys! Welcome aboard, find yerself a nice spot on the deck and enjoy.


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BOOKS

CHOOSING REAL
by Bekah Jane Pogue



I had the privilege of reading/reviewing this book for Barbour Publishing. It's a very inspirational tool for those times when things just refuse to go as planned. 



(From Amazon)

Are you ready to release your control of needing to be everything for everyone? . . . The invitation is yours. In Choosing REAL, author Bekah Pogue walks with you into life’s unplanned circumstances--specifically frantic schedules, pain and transition, feelings of unworthiness, loneliness, and tension. . .  And she'll remind you that it is in these very moments that God invites you to notice, respond, and even celebrate how He shows up in every little detail.


(You can buy a copy HERE)

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An "everyday Jane," Bekah Jane Pogue is an author, speaker and heart-felt encourager.

Her debut book, Choosing Real: An Invitation to Celebrate When Life Doesn’t Go as Planned, releases December 1, 2016. Bekah loves communicating, whether in small groups or large conferences, as if you were sitting on her couch and catching up as old friends. She loves coaching new writers in their journey. 

Bekah attended Azusa Pacific University, where she received a degree in Liberal Studies, with a Spanish emphasis.

You can find her at the beach, reading, baking, rearranging furniture or flea-marketing. She and her husband, Bryan, have been married a dozen years and have two energetic boys. They reside at the Pogue Cottage in Southern CA, where dance parties are a regular occurrence.

If you’re looking for vulnerability, down with talking about hard things and desiring real join Bekah at www.BekahPogue.com.





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MOVIES & TV




Since Chappy's Giveaway this week focuses on NARNIA The Voyage of The Dawn Treader, I figured I'd share about the movie again. It's a wonderful book and movie. I highly recommend the entire Narnia series and movies. Even though I've yet to read any Narnia books past this one, I'm sure the rest are just as adventurous. 

(About the movie)

Lucy and Edmund Pevensie return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace where they meet up with Prince Caspian for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship The Dawn Treader. Along the way they encounter dragons, dwarves, merfolk, and a band of lost warriors before reaching the edge of the world.


(Read more about the movie and cast HERE)


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NEWS WORTH SHARING

This week on Facebook there are some great parties happening, so I thought I would share them with you! 


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Join us as we celebrate the release of Terri Wangard's newest book Soar Like Eagles! Come chat with Terri, learn about her newest release and enter to win some great prizes.

The fun begins at 3pm PST/ 4pm CST/ 6pm EST. See you there! Here is the LINK.

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This is the party I am excited about....what a wonderful book! The whole series is great! Elaine Cooper is a fantastic author and such a sweet lady. 

Celebrating the release of the third and final book of the Deer Run Saga! Come join us on December 8th on Facebook. Drop in anytime from 8 am til 8 pm, Central Standard Time. I'll be posting photos and facts along the way and answering questions you may have. Plus—drum roll please—PRIZES for those who participate in the fun and share about the release on their social media! More details forthcoming. In the meantime, please invite your friends! The more the merrier!  Here is the LINK.


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Come join the authors of ACFW Virignia as they showcase what they've written, spend time with readers (that's you!), and give away prizes.

Schedule (all times are Eastern):
5:00-5:30pm Welcome! (Includes author giveaways. ;) )
5:30-6:00pm Megan Whitson Lee
6:00-6:30pm Elizabeth Maddrey, Author
6:30-7:00pm Novelist Carole Towriss
7:00-7:30pm Toni Shiloh, Author
7:30-8:00pm Sarah Hamaker
8:00-8:30pm Heather Gray
8:30-9:00pm Jan Elder
9:00-9:30pm Elizabeth Maddrey, Author
Here is the LINK.



(I HOPE YE CAN ATTEND AT LEAST ONE OF THESE SPECIAL EVENTS THIS WEEK! IF YE GO TO ELAINE'S, MAKE SURE YE SAY HELLO TO CHAPPY!!!!)


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BLOGS TO SHARE


Wow, this lady really does Christmas BIG. I came across it while googling Christmas blogs. Head over and check it out.

Read about Debbie HERE.

And check out her DEBBIE-DABBLE CHRISTMAS BLOG HERE


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SHIP'S GALLEY

              NO BAKE COCONUT SNOWBALLS


Ingredients: 
  • 1 3/4 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 3 tsp coconut oil
  • 3 tbls maple syrup
  • 2 tbls unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • organic dark chocolate
Directions:
  1. Place 1 cup shredded coconut and 3 tsp coconut oil into the bowl of a food processor.  Process on high speed, scraping down the sides every once in a while, until it reaches a butter consistency.
  2. Add the maple syrup, coconut milk, vanilla extract, and salt and process on high speed until all of the ingredients have combined.
  3. Add 3/4 cup of additional shredded coconut and process on high speed until all of the ingredients have combined and formed a batter.
  4. Shape the coconut mixture into 1” balls and coat with the additional shredded coconut. Refrigerate for at last an hour or up to a week.
  5. Bring to room temperature before serving.
Chocolate Snowballs
  1. If you’d like to make these extra special, omit the final coating of shredded coconut in step 4 above. Allow the the shaped coconut balls to firm up in the refrigerator, preferably overnight.
  2. Once the coconut balls have firmed up, melt the dark chocolate in a small saucepan over medium heat. This should only take a minute or two.
  3. Once the chocolate is melted, dip the coconut balls into the melted chocolate and sprinkle them with the shredded coconut. Allow the chocolate to harden by placing the coconut balls back into the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes.
THESE SOUND YUMMY!

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GIVEAWAY!!!!!!

THIS WEEK CHAPPY WILL BE GIVIN' AWAY A SPECIAL NARNIA EXPLODIN' PICTURE BOX AND A PAPERBACK COPY OF THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER TO ONE COMMENTER. SO WHAT YE NEED TO BE DOIN' IS TELLIN' CHAPPY IN THE COMMENTS THAT YE WISH TO WIN. PLEASE LEAVE YER EMAIL ADDRESS, SO THAT I CAN CONTACT YE IF YE WIN. (SORRY...US RESIDENTS ONLY) WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN ME NEXT BLOGPOST. 

HERE BE THE BOX AND BOOK:






I did the flaps differently this time....instead of placing pictures on the underside flaps, I put journaling tags. So, the winner can write special notes about the pictures that are placed in the box. 





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CONGRATULATIONS TO CARYL FER WINNIN' THE TWO BOOKS FROM ME LAST POST! I WILL BE CONTACTIN' YE SOON!




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THANKS FER COMIN' ABOARD! GOD BLESS.