Sunday, September 15, 2019

52 Uncommon Family Adventures and a giveaway



    Where is adventure?

   Once you have kids keeping them happy and entertained is part of life.  At least until they get older and think your not cool anymore or find ways to entertain their selves.

  I can't keep mine entertained everyday.  Some days I run out of time or fall short of what I really wanted to achieve for the day.  52 Uncommon Family Adventures by Randy Southern makes my idea planning so much easier.


   This book has exactly 52 adventures to tackle or complete with your family.  The adventures already planned and that's half the battle.


 In the book each adventure has a key.  You will know the time frame, cost, location and love language associated.  Love language is different for everyone and the sooner you know what works for your family and close friends the easier all adventures will be to pull off.


  The adventures range from easy such as writing and passing out thank you cards to more intricate ones like the adventure called Something Old.  In Something Old the family tries to recreate an old photo to include: hair and clothes style!

  One of the benefits of this book is also the ease of reading it. 


My daughter enjoyed looking up adventures and planning for our future entertainment!


  We have enjoyed hide and seek so far


as well as pillow fighting!


Each planned adventure includes instructions on how to get ready, the directions specific to that adventure, a time to engage more with specific question and answers providing more thought into the adventure, a devotions section pertaining to a bible story and relatable adventure and lastly language of the day aiming specifically for someone who could appreciate the end result of the adventure more.

Now that you know the ins and outs of this book enter the giveaway here!  Of course your super excited about getting busy with your family right away so pick up your copy here!


I am grateful and thankful to have been given this book for review purposes.  Its a great addition to my home library and its a book we will be able to pick up years from now and continue to appreciate it.  All opinions and comments are based solely on my own experiences.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

The Tiny Truths (book review and giveaway)



  Once upon a time there was a story.  A story that is not easy to read as a child but, just as important and holds great stories and words of wisdom that a child too should read and hear about.  The Tiny Truths by Joanna Rivard and Tim Penner is that such book. 


 This book is an easy to read condensed bible for kids.  It offers great and fun illustrations as well as stories we grew up listening to as a child.  This book is over 200 pages in length but includes the Old and New Testament.



What was your favorite story as a child?  


The snake and the apple?


The ark?


How big was that fish?


The story of Jesus?

All these stories and more are included in this illustrated bible.  The pictures are so fun and inviting for children.  This bible was an easy read for my child.  She appreciates being able to grab a book, find a corner and read to herself.  She also loves when she hears a familiar story at church; one that's shes already read or is familiar with.


Now is your chance for this book to become part of your home collection.  Enter the giveaway here!


I was provided this book complimentary for review purposes and all opinions are my own. 

Monday, March 4, 2019

God I Know You're There (book review and giveaway)



   I have another great childrens book to share with you!  God I Know You're There by Bonnie Rickner Jensen.  This book was such a cute book!  I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish.  The pictures were adorable and the words simple and touching.


  With the turn of each page the picture was brought to life by the words describing the presence of God. 


  Gods presence can be seen and felt throughout all the aspects of nature.  A rainbow, the wind and even the rain.  This story allows the imagination to see that God is by your side regardless of the day, weather or season. 


  Learning about God and following him is hard when you can't see him nor understand the concept but this book is a nice stepping stone.


  Now is your chance to try your luck at winning a copy for yourself! Enter the giveaway here!

  I enjoyed the words on each page as much as the pictures.  This book overall was one of my favorites.  Its such a fun and relaxed read.  Younger kids can understand the points on each page and its easy to translate for kids if they have questions.  This is an easy read board book. Beginner readers can read this book


  I received this book complimentary for review purposes.  All comments and opinions are my own. 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Past Present Future (and a giveaway with Jord watches)




 I recently celebrated a birthday and even though it wasn't a BIG year on its own;  every year is something of it's own regardless. The best gift I received was a Jord watch!  I have had my eye on these watches for years.  The unique wood detail and the brilliant vivid colors make these watches more then just accessories.  These watches are center pieces to be noticed! Find out more about my  Frankie series watch.


 I had a long year last year and with my recent birthday,  a new year and the bright future ahead of me I am ready to take the new year on.   What better way to keep track of the past, present and future then with a Jord watch for yourself.   Here is a giveaway for your chance for a $100 gift code for your own Jord watch! Everyone who enters will receive 10% off just for trying!

This beautiful timepiece exemplifies quality and style.  Any Jord watch you select is sized precisely and the backplate can even be engraved!  These are truly a heartfelt gift.


The color makes me smile everytime I slide this watch on.  Whether I wear a complimentary color or not this watch blends in perfectly.


I think the clasp had me the most impressed.  You pinch each side for the clasp to release. The size chart provided worked great for a perfect fit of this watch.


This watch stands above the rest.


You can see the grooves and texture in the wood.  The wood is made up of natural and reclaimed materials.


 The Jord watch makes the perfect gift if not for yourself then a friend.  A spouse, friend, or parent. Any recipient would be thrilled with this present.  Engraved for even more special recognition.


 I appreciate the collaboration Jord watches gave me with this product.  All opinions and comments are my own.


Wooden Wrist Watch

Monday, December 31, 2018

Goodnight 2018


  I'm not going to say goodbye or good riddance to 2018.  I'm just going to say goodnight.  I have learned a lot this year and although a majority of it was not positive I appreciate the good experiences I had.

  I will say goodnight as I put the memories to rest.  I will say goodnight because I will not forget but will move on towards the future.  I will say goodnight because when I woke up I made some really good friends along the way.

  2018 you didn't have to be so rough but I guess I needed some lessons taught, learn to be humble, learn to trust friends and learn that I am stronger then I think.

 2019 I ask that you be gentle.  I will follow your lead but I also know I need to eventually take my own path.  I look forward to be a stronger individual both mentally, physically and emotionally!  I know I will be a better person at the end.

 For 2019 I want to continue on my path of health and fitness.  I want to continue to volunteer when I can. I want to be a positive role model for my kids. As well as continue to grow in my faith.  I want to be happier and I am in charge of that!

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you follow me into the new year and enjoy my journey. I look forward to hearing your adventures too and we can motivate each other.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Motivation Decorations




  Its time to talk about decorations!  We all have different styles and a personal preference to textures, patterns and shapes but what we all like or could use is a little more motivation, inspiration or encouragement in our lives.  It might not even be for ourselves but for other family members or it's just a great saying in general that needs to be posted.



   I found several choices at artsyolive.com!  This site was easy to navigate and whether your looking for a biblical message or a motivating quote they both are available.  There are even some personalized prints available.

  I like that your not only able to personalize a print but, that your also able to select a frame.

I had the choice of a couple frames and I chose the basic black frame.  It was a thick durable frame

It even came with it's own hardware which is nice for hanging it up in a timely manner instead hunting for the pieces.


The packaging was thorough to include packing peanuts as well to keep my print safe. 


I am completely satisfied with this product and service.  The whole experience was easier then i thought.  I think the hardest decision was which print to select and the frame.  I chose this print because I liked the phrase as well as the colors on it.  

Delivery was fast and I actually even had a follow up email to ensure I did want the passage on the bottom.  There is still time to order yours in time for a gift for this holiday season as well.  Feel free to use code Blog15 for a 15% discount!  This code is available through the 30th of this month.  While your waiting for your print you can also try your luck with this giveaway! Click here for that! 

I was provided a complimentary item for review purposes.  However all opinions stated were solely my own.



Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Love Does for Kids (book review)



  I forgot all about sharing this great book my daughter and I read together with you!  We recently finished reading Love Does for kids by Bob Goff and Lindsey Goff Viducich.


  This book was the perfect spring board into conversations about everything and anything.  We talked about how people would have felt based on the authors experience as well as discussed the lesson learned.


  The questions at the end and scenes from the bible all tied the chapters together.  Each chapter though however still led to another discussion which made this book a great read.


  My daughter is in elementary school and could easily read the chapters.  She really enjoyed the different chapters and it made her think. She liked the challenges of figuring out how she could relate the chapters read into her present life.


  "If you've been cut or bruised or if your feelings have been hurt, Jesus is like a doctor who lives on your block. He's nearby if you need Him. Just call His name and He'll come to you, sit at your table, and heal you in ways only He can."

  This was an excellent book and my daughter and I recommend you add this to your bookshelf.  I could see even visiting this book years later because she will have had different experiences and have a different perspective.  I received this book complimentary for review purposes and all opinions provided are solely mine.