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.


Monday, November 26, 2018

How Do You Say Goodnight? (book review and giveaway)



  I'm back with another kids book review.  This book is perfect for the younger kids.  Tonight's book is How do you Say Goodnight?  This book is a fun journey following a young zebra named Zoey as she checks out how her other animal friends say goodnight.


  She stops and observes the nighttime routine of various animals.  How do elephants say goodnight, lions or even monkeys?



  Do they pray, give thanks or brush their teeth?  This book is great because just like us we all have a different routine.  Baths, stories, and prayer time are only part of a goodnight ritual as Zoey learns.  She also accepts that all of them are equally nice and hers is just fine too.

  How do you say goodnight? How do you praise or pray before bed?

  This board book offers little hands a great grip and the illustration is so fun.  I enjoy animals and to incorporate them into a book about bedtime routines is something anyone can relate to.

  Here's a chance to add this book to your home library.  Checkout the giveaway here!

  This was another great book.  My kids enjoyed the book and it's easy to follow along.  A great book to start a conversation leading into dedicating a  few minutes to God every night.

  I received this product complimentary for review purposes and all opinions are my own.


Sunday, November 25, 2018

A Good Read with a Sequin Sparkle and Change Bible (review)



  Sometimes when you find a good thing, it's hard to improve.  Take for example the bible.  The story never changes and it doesn't need to but,  now the cover is fair game.


  

This cover is the perfect invitation.  You want to flip the sequins but, you want to dig into the various stories too.  

Check out this link because there are two different covers to choose from! https://youtu.be/kC4VFPhZqvU

This bible is easy to read and follow as the font is large!  Easy fun pages to engage the child as they read.


This bible is great quality.  The hard cover will keep those pages safe. My daughter enjoys it because she is spending more time with her bible and likes the modern trend of sequins on it.


Its definitely a show stopper.  No one in her class at church has this bible which makes it extra fun. However you can try your luck with the giveaway and bring a little sparkle and change to your child's bible study time.



I received this product complimentary for review purposes and all opinions are my own.