Annual DaySpring Christmas Preview + Amazon #Giveaway – ends 10/3 INT


Now that the temperatures are dropping and leaves are changing color, we’re starting to think past fall and into the holidays already. What about you? (Full disclosure: I received product samples for this post, and my affiliate links are used. If you make a purchase, I may earn a commission. The giveaway is self-sponsored. Opinions shared are mine.)
Buckle up, it’s time for DaySpring’s Annual Christmas Preview.  The site is full of amazing home decor, gift ideas, and more…..just waiting for you to check it out.  [Read more…]

Surprising Places Where You’ll Find Halloween Decor

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I’d like to be able to make special trips for Halloween decor to create the perfect Spooky-Land for the kids.   As it is, there’s barely enough time to get my hair cut; therefore, my home decor purchases are generally impulse buys made while I run other errands.  Here are some surprising places where I’ve found great holiday decorations at affordable prices.  [Read more…]

The Action Storybook Bible + Kindle #Giveaway

As I’ve said before, the kids and I have a bit of a trek to school/work every day. We spend about an hour in the car together.  We use that time to chat and discuss all things big and small.  Several times a week, we listen to an audiobook.  My kids love The Action Bible because it’s completely unlike the other children’s Bibles they’ve read before.  This one is exciting and sometimes shocking.  I was excited to get The Action Storybook Bible from Litfuse because we enjoyed The Action Bible so much. Opinions shared are mine.

The Action Storybook Bible
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1000 Questions and Answers book #giveaway – ends 9/30


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We all know that kids can ask some pretty tough questions. Thankfully, Discovery Kids has your back on at least 1,000 of them.  [Read more…]

Why I Want to Read Banned Books – #giveaway $10 Amazon Card

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Back in the Dark Ages called my 8th grade year, I participated in a banned book competition.  The teams were given trivia about specific books and — bzzz! — we had to buzz in with the correct title or author.  One book I was asked to read was Animal Farm, and it shocked me to my core!   The academic team coach, Mr. Price, was my favorite teacher of all time.  Looking back through a teacher’s eyes, I appreciate what he risked to expose his class to banned books.   The idea of banned books encouraged me to challenge ideas and think for myself. Even now, almost 30 years later, I want to read all of the banned books.

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Join me – take the #EncouragementDare #Giveaway

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Life is hard, people.  No matter what circumstances we face daily, whether we’re in a first-world or third-world country, despite our color or gender or religion….life is hard.  Think about the last time someone offered encouragement to help you rise to a challenge.  It’s time to take the Encouragement Dare and pay it forward.  [Read more…]

The Lost Causes by by Jessica Etting and Alyssa Schwartz #giveaway

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The Lost Causes could have been a 1980s movie starring Molly Ringwald.  Well, if Molly Ringwald had a black-hair buzz cut.

I think it’s interesting that this book is classified under the teen loners and outcasts genre.  Think of traditional outcasts stories (like, The Outcasts?) and add a paranormal twist.   [Read more…]

Thumbs Up Johnnie Family Night Adventures #giveaway ends 9/20 #FallingIntoFall

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First, let’s just get this out of the way. How cute is this book?! [Read more…]

Why I Broke Up With Birchbox and my Luxury Sample Box from Amazon #Giveaway

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Sadly, I broke up with Birchbox this year after many years of getting the subscription box.  Lately, I just wasn’t feeling the love with my box.  The joy of getting new cosmetics (especially mascara and eyeliner) was muted by all the self tanners and stinky shampoos that kept coming.  Did anyone even look at my profile?!  The final nail in the coffin was the change in points.   [Read more…]

Shark Factivity paperback book + 6 shark teeth US #Giveaway

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We’ve never been lucky enough to find an actual shark tooth when visiting the beach….but that doesn’t mean my little shark hunter hasn’t tried!  I don’t really want to see one attached to the creature, and we did see a shark the last time we went to Virginia Beach.  My son loves to learn facts about animals and so, thankfully, the Shark Factivity book offers the best of both worlds. [Read more…]

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