Sea of Cash $150 Paypal #giveaway open WW INT – ends 7/31

My laptop has been very good to me.  Though it’s not top of the line, and it doesn’t have fancy extras like a numerical keypad, it connects to the internet.  If you have access to the web, you have the potential to win a sea of cash using your computer and a few extra minutes!  Here are a few ways your laptop can earn you some cash, too.  This post contains my referral links, and I may earn a bonus if you use my links.  [Read more…]

The Magic of Motherhood by Ashlee Gadd #giveaway ends 7/23 US – from the author of @Coffee__Crumbs

Disclosure: I received this book from the Tommy Mommy program. Opinions shared are mine.
When I was pregnant, a friend of mine told me that pregnancy was the easiest part of motherhood. The hard part, she said, was raising a family. At that time, I couldn’t see past my fear of the pain of childbirth. Two kids, 13 years, and 60 pounds later, I completely understand what she meant!  Motherhood means that you google weird things like, “Does broccoli make your pee smell funny?” and “What does ringworm look like?”  Motherhood means that you stay up all night listening to your child breathe, wondering if it sounds tight or wet.  Motherhood means that your heart breaks every time someone else looks at your child with disdain or pity.  Why didn’t anyone tell me those things when I was pregnant?  I think that’s what my friend meant when she said the hard part was coming later.  [Read more…]

God Loves Mommy and Daddy and Me #giveaway ends 7/20

Disclosure: I received these books from Tommy Mommy. Opinions shared are mine.

One of the deepest desires of my heart = my children will know God loves them with an unconditional, eternal kind of love.   It’s a lesson I’m still learning myself, and I long to help my children understand it.  Even from a young age, children test the boundaries of love.  Have you seen it?  Perhaps you’ve experienced that, or maybe you’ve been the one to toe the line.   [Read more…]

Block Island Natural Face Moisturizer SPF 30

 

When we went to the pool this week, I made sure to take my two necessities — sunscreen and a good book.

Thanks for stopping by the Award Winning giveaway hop!  We’re excited to work with Block Island to try their moisturizer with sunscreen; opinions shared here are mine. [Read more…]

Here and Gone by Haylen Beck – book review

Welcome to the book that almost certainly guarantees my son will need to go with me into the women’s restroom for the rest of my life…..

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Try on clothes virtually with the Styled by Trendage app #fashion #sponsored


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Fitting rooms are a thing of the past for me.  A solo trip to a clothing store happens about as often as spotting Big Foot.  Having enough time to try on multiple garments?  Ha ha.  Ordering online is convenient, but I tend to pick the same “safe” styles I’ve always chosen.  When I had the chance to try the Styled by Trendage iOS App, I realized it was a great opportunity to virtually try on clothes with no strings attached.

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Get the Look You Want with Model Model Lace Front Wigs

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

My mom had spine surgery two years ago and needed 6 months to fully recover.  Just before she had the procedure, she cut her hair VERY short.  We’re not talking about a cute pixie cut.  She basically had it shaved.  I couldn’t believe it — my mom always had such pride in her hair.  She said she wanted it to be fuss-free while she recovered.  Since I live 300 miles away from her, I couldn’t be there to help her care for herself (tears….)  I wish I’d known about model model lace front wigs at that time.  A beautiful wig would have been such a blessing for her, and affordable peace of mind for me.

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High interest children’s books for summer from Silver Dolphin

Disclosure:  I received a book box from Silver Dolphin. Post contains affiliate links and if you purchase through these links, I may earn a small commission; opinions shared are mine.

Now that summer is on its way, it’s time to refresh the bookshelf with some new titles.  These children’s books from Silver Dolphin have interactive features that encourage readers to manipulate the pages to enjoy the reading experience.  The three Push, Pull, Turn books present transportation and career ideas.  This is a high-interest topic for many young children, so it will get a lot of use!  Fortunately, the pages are sturdy and thick, so you won’t mind when the kids read it over and over. [Read more…]

How to shop at a thrift store

Recently, one of my friends surprised me by saying she has never shopped at a thrift store.  The statement was offered when she complimented my dress and asked where I bought it.  I told her that I purchased it at a consignment shop, which is similar to a thrift shop in terms of inventory.  She said she’s never shopped in one because she “didn’t know how.”  I can understand how a thrift shop experience could be intimidating, but it’s so rewarding for a frugal shopper!  My best thrift store bargains have included a Lilly Pulitzer dress for $1.  A cute dress I recently found has garnered many compliments (people keep asking me if it’s a LuLaRoe).  Many of my purchases still have the original store tag on them; they’ve never even been worn!  Thrift stores are really fun; it’s kind of like a treasure hunt.  Here’s what I do….. [Read more…]

The best medicine: How to Hang A Witch, The Fifth Petal, and January BB5

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. I am a Beauty Box 5 blogger and received a complimentary box. Opinions shared are mine.

Last week, I had the flu.  My immune system’s downhill ride actually started the week before.  When all I wanted to do was sit around and read How to Hang a Witch, no one thought anything of it.  All I ever want to do is sit around and read.  Finishing the book in two days was no big surprise.  I should have known there was something wrong when I didn’t immediately get on here and post about it, though!   So here’s the review….couple of weeks late but don’t hold it against me!  Books and beauty products are sometimes the best medicine, don’t you think?

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