The last of the summer squash and the Perfect Twist vegetable spiralizer

Disclosure: I partnered with Smart Buy Center for this review. Post contains affiliate links; if you make a purchase, I may earn a commission. Opinions shared are mine.

This year, I’ve sadly neglected my garden.  It’s overgrown with weeds and untamed vegetable plants. Somehow it struggles on without my help, relying on rain and hope to keep going.  Today I harvested a few tomatoes, and discovered 2 yellow squash that were so big and hard that they resembled gourds you’d use for a bird feeder.  What to do?  It was time to pull out the Vegetable Spiralizer I just received from Smart Buy Center. [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…]

LOLL Wearable Towel makes a versatile swimsuit cover-up #giveaway ends 6/30 INT

Disclosure: I received this LOLL to try on. Opinions shared are mine.

The past two weeks have been a crazy whirlwind for our family. My husband had a scheduled surgery on Monday, but the complications sent him back to the hospital TWICE after the initial discharge. We’ve spent 8 out of the past 10 days in the hospital. Now that we’re home and he’s doing a bit better, I’m hoping that I can take the kids on a much-deserved trip to the pool. I’ll definitely be wearing my LOLL. This versatile swimsuit cover-up doubles as a towel.

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Pilot Pens and Target partnered – G2 Overachievers Club

Disclosure:  By some amazing stroke of luck, Pilot sent me these pens for review.  You can imagine my thrill!  Opinions shared are mine.

School supplies have always made my heart skip a beat. Some of you know exactly what I mean!  You’ll be happy to know that Pilot acknowledges this obsession with their amazing pens, and they’ve partnered with Target to create the G2 Overachievers Club.  So then, Pilot sent me these G2 pens.  People, I was happier than a bird with a french fry.  The thing is, my kids are just as enamored by pens as I am (maybe more….dare I say it?)  Naturally, those pens were whisked right out of my grasp. [Read more…]

Save time in the kitchen with Vidalia Chop Wizard

Disclosure: This Vidalia Chop Wizard was sent to me for review. Opinions shared are mine. I used my Amazon affiliate link in this post – if you make a purchase through this link, I may earn a small commission (used for giveaway prizes).


This week, it was my turn to take a meal to our small group Bible study. My daughter begged me to take meatloaf, which is one of her favorites. It’s a great comfort food! I was given the chance to try the quick-cutting Vidalia Chop Wizard, and it saved me several minutes on this entree.  I was able to prep the entire dish before leaving for Sunday School! [Read more…]

Gift for that wise person in your life – funny mug

Disclosure: I received this item free of charge. Opinions shared are mine.

Most of us know a person who is always right.  For you, it might be a family member or friend.  My person is my grandmother.  Though we weren’t really close until I was a teenager, she became almost like a mother to me.  Even now, we stay in close contact despite the hundreds of miles that separate us.  Every month, I send her a box filled with the books I reviewed. She loves to read, and then she shares the books with her church friends.  I’m so blessed to know this amazing, wise woman. [Read more…]

Decorate your home with family photos and Canvas Factory

Disclosure: Canvas Factory provided me with a complimentary print. Opinions shared are mine.

How long has it been since you’ve done something with those photos on your phone or digital camera?  For me, it’s been ages!   It’s time to change that.  I’m making an effort to decorate our home with updated family photos, and Canvas Factory makes that project so easy.     [Read more…]

Share grace with the new (in)courage #CravingConnection line from DaySpring

Disclosure: I am part of the Craving Connection launch team and received products to share; post contains affiliate links.  Opinions shared are mine.

I used to love to write encouraging cards and notes for people.  Over the years, it seemed obsolete, and I gradually stopped doing that.  Last night, one of our small group members commented that encouragement really means a lot to him.  It occurred to me that maybe God wants me to encourage others!  I love the song “I Wanna Live Like That” and it reminds me to be love.  That’s why I really like the Craving Connection (in)courage line from DaySpring. Share grace and encouragement with the message of connection!  [Read more…]

Comfortable, cozy cushions for the home

Disclosure:  I am a Brentwood Home Social Media Ambassador and received these products through that program.  Post contains affiliate links; opinions shared are mine.

Our human children barely had a chance to peek at the cozy cushions in the Brentwood Home Kids Space Bundle before our furry kids landed on them.  I tried telling the cat AND the dog that Brentwood Home also has products for pets, but they didn’t listen.  [Read more…]

Make friends with the birds! You Do It Suet @youdoitsuet

isclosure: I received a starter set; opinions shared are mine.

You probably heard about the big wildfires that have been raging through East Tennessee. This week, we had the relief of some wonderfully rainy days to quench our dry earth.  During those storms, the wind blew down a few trees and scattered pine cones everywhere.  Before long, winter will be here and the birds will be needing some easy-to-find nourishment.  It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost a year since I posted about homemade suet cakes. It’s a delightful way to bring feathered friends to your backyard.  Think about the people on your Christmas list.  Is there an outdoorsman?  An elderly shut-in? A mother with small children who would enjoy having an easy activity to do with the kids?  You Do It Suet makes a wonderful gift!  The starter kit sets you up with a silicone mold and simple recipe selection.  You Do It Suet #giveaway [Read more…]

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