Illustrated Faith says it’s okay to write in your Bible #CravingConnection

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You know all those times your parents taught you not to write in books?  You were just saving it all for this moment. It’s time to write in your Bible, friends!

The Illustrated Faith kit from DaySpring says its okay to write in your Bible. Why stop at writing? You can color, embellish, and more!  The package even has a little zip-off pull that makes it feel like you’re opening a lottery prize or something.  [Read more…]

Be the friend you wish you had #CravingConnection

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You might remember that my word for 2017 is “Connect.”  Instead of sticking my head in the sand, like I usually do, I’m going to do a better job of serving others in encouragement.  That’s why the Craving Connection (in)courage line from DaySpring is just perfect for me!  If you want to be the friend you wish you had, why not check out the product line?

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

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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

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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…]

Bring kindness and thoughtfulness to your holiday traditions – North Pole Ninjas

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North Pole Ninjas #giveaway

Looking for something to do beyond Elf on the Shelf?  Our little guy got to play with the fun book we received called North Pole Ninjas.  The box includes a serene sensei, mission cards, and a hardcover book.  Our son woke up to find his elf sitting with the sensei.  Next to the elf, a mission card was propped up.  Would he accept the challenge? [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…]

Pretty Personalized Gifts from Krafty Chix

Disclosure: We received these beautiful samples to feature in the Holiday Gift Guide. Opinions shared are mine.

Krafty Chix personalized gifts

The Krafty Chix have been hard at work getting pretty personalized gifts ready for your Christmas shopping list.  Go ahead and start checking it off!  [Read more…]

Sweet holiday memories of the outdoors with Petronics

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Cutie dog! savingsinseconds.com

Yes, this face looks cute — but he can be a terror!  When my mom’s little Chibby runs out of the yard, he can go for miles.  Like a heat seeking missile, he can find the tiniest nook in which to crawl.  My mom has to budget some cushion time before work just in case runs out of the door when she tries to leave. Imagine the sweet holiday memories she could make by using the Petronics remote collar with her sweetie dog.  Instead of running after him, they could play in the yard together without her worrying that he’ll run away.  What a relief!  [Read more…]

The time my son used My Pure perfume as air freshener #FragranceOutlet #MyPure


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My son is a mama’s boy. He’s always been this way. Although he adores his daddy and practically worships his sister, there’s something different about the way he needs his mom. So when I caught him spraying the brand new bottle of My Pure perfume throughout the living room because he wanted it to smell like me, how could I be angry? [Read more…]

Keeping tweens happy for an adult-free evening – thanks to Classroom Friendly Supplies

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Classroom Friendly Supplies sharpener - the BEST! savingsinseconds.com Each week, a small group from our church meets at our house for a time of fellowship.  The adults meet in one room while the kids entertain themselves in another area of the house.  Our collective kiddos range in age from toddler to pre-teen, so there’s a wide gap in interest and ability.  This week, I set out a coloring station for the kids.  The littlest children were given crayons and stickers, while the older kids had an assortment of coloring pencils and a very cool coloring book. The coloring station was a hit! Coloring isn’t only for kids, though. If you’re into adult coloring books or Bible journaling, take note!  Classroom Friendly Supplies has the best pencil sharpener I’ve ever seen!  [Read more…]

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