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Precious Girls Club

Since I was little girl, I have loved the Precious Moments sweet-faced collectibles. Whenever I see those tear-drop eyes it brings me back to a time when my girls were younger and spent time playing with their little plastic Precious Moments play town with little Precious Moments people.

Recently I was excited to find out that the Precious Moments company has launched a new line of characters on their new website geared toward older girls, ages 4-10, called the Precious Girls Club. As you can see here, even though this is a line for “older” girls, you can immediately recognize the same Precious Moments-styled faces and the company’s wholesomeness. 

The Precious Girls Club already has released some books which are available from Amazon. Even more exciting is the recently launched website that uses faith-based and character-building language to remind girls to learn to their God-given gifts to help others so they can grow to be the best that they can be. My daughters loved the story, A Little Bit of Faith, and are enjoying their time spent playing on the new Precious Girls Club fun-filled website. The books and the website all introduce characters that gently reinforce the values that I encourage within our family. I have found that these good values seem to be harder and harder to find in the items for sale in today’s stores.   

When you pick up the book, it is easy to immediately like the main character, Katie. She instantly brings out the nurturing quality of the viewer because she recently had her whole life turn upside down. Her loving family and guardian angel, named Faith, try to do their best to help her to adjust smoothly to her new life; they remind her of all of the God-given gifts she has received. Katie slowly learns that she needs to use all of her wonderful gifts to find true success for herself. Faith, her guardian angel, doesn’t grant Katie’s wishes. Katie has to figure out how to accomplish her own goals. Katie starts to think of ways she can use her gifts to help herself make her own way toward finding the solutions that she needs. 

The story is beautiful in that she learns that the more that she believes in herself, and trusts in God’s promise, the closer she gets toward reaching her goals.  She learns to believe even when it is hard to believe. This is a high quality story with gentle lessons that can help guide girls down the path of making the most of all that God has blessed us with.  I invite you to share this story, A Little Bit of Faith, with your girls.  These books are available from Amazon here, but I have 4 brand new copies available for 4 of my lucky readers who leave me a comment on this post.  (Since I just moved my blog here feel free to comment on other posts, since I can’t seem to import my previous comments.) If you prefer not to leave your email address written in your comment, then include your first name in your comment and then email me with your email address. I will contact the winners to get their addresses and I will pay to ship the book to you should you win. (Regular US mail.)  Whether or not you win, consider picking up a copy to share with a little girl who you love.  Be sure to introduce your precious girl to the new Precious Girls Club website.  

Winners will be announced on Saturday, November 1, 2008.  Entries received prior to Saturday, November 1, 2008 will qualify for the random drawing of comment numbers.   Best of luck to you!

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Heidi is hosting the Destination Disney carnival on her Reviews by Heidi blog.  This week the theme is “starstruck” photos. Be sure to check out the participating blogs that are linked to her carnival. 

Each trip my family and I meet lots of Disney Characters while fluttering around Walt Disney World.  We especially love to meet with them while relaxing at our Character Meals.  For some reason, the pictures I have of my kids from these Character Meals always seem to come out the best.   This could be because it’s relaxing to be seated together with family and friends in a fabulously themed and air conditioned restaurant.  Good times are had during these meals because it’s easy to chat away while taking a break to enjoy good food, drink, and company.  During the meal we especially enjoy when the Disney Characters stop and visit as they make their rounds around the restaurant.  We often choose to have a late morning character breakfast as lunch because our family likes to wake up early and head straight to a park.  I bring a granola bar for each of us to eat on our way to a park in the morning for our real breakfast.  Later, once we have conquered several of the attractions on our family’s must-do list, we like to sit down for a Character Meal.  This break also gives our family a chance to decide together whether or not we want to hop to another park, return to our hotel room for a swim and a rest, or continue touring the same park after we finish our meal and Character greetings. 

Here are a couple of photos of my daughters who are still always starstruck around their beloved Disney Characters.       

To see more adorable “starstruck” pictures and even be “starstruck” by some famous stars, hop on over to Heidi’s Destination Disney Carnival and have a great day!

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