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Memorial day is fast approaching. How do you celebrate?
We normally need to go shopping and will pick up some decorative items that we can use for Memorial day and later on for fourth of July as well. For our family it means heading over to DollarTree.com
Whether we are painting faces, splashing in the pool or cooking up some yummy food for our family we know we can find the things we need at Dollar Tree.
Some of my personal favorite items include the flag banners I think these bring some of the season to us. It reminds me of those who gave their lives for our freedoms and protected our flag.
I also really love the patriotic sunglasses which will be fun for the kids and the whole family!
Another favorite would be the patriotic plates, I think this really brings this cook out together!
Dollar Tree offers all of these and so much more. They have flip-flops, chips, toys for the kids. You can also order online, you can either choose shipping or free pick up at a store local to you.
Sometimes as parents shopping can be rough so now Dollar Tree has this great option. Their website includes lots of crafts and diy, great things to check out!
I remember one of the most exciting things I would do as a kid would be to go to the movies! Now, as a parent I get excited about taking my own daughter and making memories.
If you are looking for a movie to watch with your family Smurfs: The Lost Village debuts internationally in theaters on April 7th, 2017. I am not sure about you but I am so excited. A blast from the past meets today!
About the movie:
In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does. Embarking on a rollercoaster journey full of action and danger, the Smurfs are on a course that leads to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history!
I especially like that you can head over to http://www.smurfsmovie.com and find out more information about the movie. On the website they include fun activities such as coloring pages and Smurf City Tour. They also have character profiles, do you have a favorite smurf? I have always had a soft spot for Clumsy, maybe because I am similar to him. On the Smurf movie website you can also play games and buy those movie tickets so you can enjoy a family film.
I hope you enjoy the trailer as much as I have! Have a terrific weekend!
“The Bible is not a fairy tale. Every great story happened once upon a time.” – Once Upon a Time Storybook Bible.
With the popularity of fairy tales and Disney animation, and especially with the new release of Disney’s live action Beauty and the Beast on March 17, Zonderkidz wanted to publish a storybook Bible and full -text Bible (Holy Bible offered in hardcover, and pink leathersoft editions) that would resonate with children and families who loved those types of movies, and loved reading a great story.
What Christian parent doesn’t want to tie in Bible learning fun with what their kids already love, but also have the opportunity to teach them that the real heroes and stories of our faith come straight from God’s Word.
The Storybook Bible is filled with 33 stories from the Bible.
Easter is fast approaching and to me it is important to teach Raelynn the real reason for Easter. At only 2.5 years old somethings are a bit much for her to understand so I love that there are different versions of the Bible that can help me in teaching her. Raelynn has really gotten into listening to me tell her fairy tales so It was great to be able to read her true stories that are captivating.
I really like that both of these books are durable, the hard covers are great especially for little hands and will last for a long time at our house. These are also great sizes she can carry each of them well and the Storytime Bible has large pages with beautifully displayed illustrations throughout to keep her attention.
I really like that the Once upon a time Holy Bible is written in New International Reader's version, I believe that this makes reading the Bible with your children easier as it is easier for them to comprehend. I love that the Holy Bible included illustrations as well. I do however, wish that the print in this one was a bit larger so that it would be easier to read.
Raelynn's favorite hands down was the Storytime Bible, the stories were shorter and the fact that they began with Once upon a time really got her excited. I love this concept as long as we as parents make sure to remind them that these stories are true compared to fairy tales.
I recommend you adding both of these to your children's library if you haven't already.
Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC and Zonderkidz for providing this prize for the giveaway. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
I was given the amazing chance to review Laura Story's new cd Open Hands. I am a huge fan of contemporary praise music. I often find myself listening to it the most in the evenings and the mornings. Sometimes, it helps me get ready for the day and sometimes, It helps me calm my nerves and get ready to end a stressful day.
Laura's Cd is inspirational and truly uplifting. Laura is a grammy award winner and this new CD features 11 new songs.
These songs are:
1. Death Was Arrested
2. Open Hands
3. You Came Running
4. Give You Faith
5. For the Love Of My King
6. Awake My Soul (1000 Tongues)
8. Every Word You Breathe
11. Grace Abounds
Each song on the CD is emotional, it is a conversation with God. These are songs she chose to share with us and by doing that she let us get to know her better. I really like that she choose to personally connect her songs with events in her life.
For more information about Laura check her out here: http://laurastorymusic.com/
I am so excited that one of you will be winning your very own copy of this incredible CD!
Just make sure you enter below and share with your friends!
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Growing up with tobacco fields in my back yard and living next door to my grandparents who taught me to love small town living this book really captured my attention and made it very relatable for me.
About the book: With the heart and humor of Fannie Flagg’s Fried Green Tomatoes and Rebecca Wells’s Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, author Marci Henna introduces you to the Cranbournes—a mostly lovable and undoubtedly nutty family who’ve had more than their fair share of hard times.
A beautiful blend of tears and laughter, When We Last Spoke tells the tale of sisters Juliet and Evangeline, who are dropped off by their Broadway-bound mother at their paternal grandparents’ Texas ranch in 1967. After their cherished father is killed in Vietnam, the girls are orphaned. Still mourning their son’s death, grandparents Walt and Ruby accept their role as guardians, only to be surprised soon after by another permanent houseguest’s arrival—Walt’s kooky mother, Itasca.
Fast-forward to the present, where the warmhearted home in which the girls grew up is now just a faint memory. The estranged sisters are in need of a good dose of Walt’s famous stargazing wisdom: “You’ve got to look real close. Pay attention to what’s around you in this life. You’re liable to miss something important if you don’t.”
Packed with plenty of quirky characters and hilarious escapades, this must-read novel also digs in deep to the things that matter most—family, friends, love, and forgiveness.
About the Author:
Marci Henna was born in Austin, Texas and lived as a child in Kenya, East Africa with the Wakamba tribe where her parents managed a medical research station. She later moved to the Hill Country ranch which has been in the family since the 1800’s and currently lives in Austin.About the Author:
My thoughts: I really liked how Julie was telling the story. It made me seem more personal to me. This story was charming and made you feel as if you were right there with the girls. I loved reading about their childhood unfold. However, I wish I knew more about why the sisters were estranged in the end. I loved seeing how much devotion and time Ruby and Walt put in to raising their granddaughters. It sure is funny how so many different people leave thumbprints on our hearts and make us into who we are. I would love for you all to read this book so I am giving one away down below!
Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win. Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again.
The winner is subject to eligibility verification.
Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
I am one of those people who can get lost in the music. The one who finds enjoyment in finding out about new artists and Kari Jobe is a new artist to me. Upon receiving this cd, the first thing I noticed was the beautiful cover, it is almost as great as Kari's voice. The lyrics touched my heart and soul significantly and I have been listening to this cd, over and over again. Two of my favorite songs from the album include "Lover of my soul" and "Speak to me". Those songs just spoke to me.
The songs included on the album are:
1. The Garden
2. Let Your Glory Fall
3. Heal Our Land
4. Lover of My Soul
5. Speak to Me
6. Fall Afresh
7. I Will Sing
9. Closer to Your Heart (feat. Cody Carnes)
10. Oh the Power
11. The Cause of Christ
12. Here as in Heaven (feat. Cody Carnes)
13. Come Alive
14. On the Throne
About Kari: Grammy nominated Kari Jobe is the premiere female worship leader in Christian music. Coming off her last live album, Majestic, which featured the worship anthem “Forever” and radio hit “I Am Not Alone," Kari Jobe has returned to the studio to record her new album, The Garden, full of brand new worship anthems for the church and for personal reflection. Finding inspiration from life’s joys and hardships, Kari leans into the firm foundation of Christ through it all.
You can check out Kari's website here http://karijobe.com/garden/
If you are interested in purchasing a copy of this new album you can do so at the links provided below.
I will be giving away a copy of Kari's new Album so enter down below!
Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win. Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification
**I was compensated for this post. This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. ***
Are you a fashionista and really great at communicating with others, if so than Stella &Dot may be the right place for you.
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When you achieve 1,000 in sales during your first 30 day you will get a rebate back of $199!!
Also with Stella &Dot you make 25 % commission off of the items that you sell.
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Valentine's day is creeping up on us, if you are like me you are still recovering from Christmas and all of the festivities and do not want to spend a lot but still want to spoil and bring joy to your loved ones or to your special someone.
I have always considered myself a frugal person and by being Frugal that means I love the Dollar Tree. That seriously have so many amazing things.
Instead of paying for overpriced candy and balloons, you can head over to Dollar Tree and pay a Dollar!!! Woohoo. There I can find Candy, balloons, stuffed animals, small toys and even craft items. I can also find items to spruce my house up and make it more romantic and while your there don't forget about their cards which are usually $ 2/1. I also really like the fact that they have name brand cleaning stuff. I can get the house in order before the special night.
It really makes me happy knowing my fiancée and 2 year old can wake up to a surprise from me on Valentine's morning. Sometimes, I will even spread the surprises out through out the day just to make it even more fun. I also love that Dollar Tree is local to me but if for some reason I can't pick up in store, I can also order online. Their shipping is also inexpensive or you can have it shipped to your store for free. Ship It To Your Local Dollar Tree Store For FREE*!
The customer service has always been amazing as well and the employees have always helped me find anything I need.
Below you can see examples of their beautiful dinnerware that would look amazing for your Valentine's dinner.
The Holidays have come and gone and tomorrow we start a new year. Alas, some of us may be feeling the effects of the holidays, sore throat, coughing and a scratching feeling. If you are having this issues, make sure you pop in Pine Bros throat relief, they really go give relief. I received Wild Cherry and their new Vitamin C Orange Flavor. The wild cherry is sugar free, so I was able to share with my father in law who has diabetes. I also really enjoyed the vitamin c orange ones as I believe it is important to get some vitamin c in every day.
Make sure you watch this video below on just how great Pine Bros is!
Right now they are offering four different flavors on their website. Those flavors include: Wild Cherry, Natural Honey, Licorice and Lemon Lime. These have a really great texture, they aren't too hard, too soft or squishy. In fact they remind me of candy, just remember they are not candy. These Pine Bros drops are made in America. I left supporting businesses that are local to us.
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As a mother something, of extreme importance is for me to teach my daughter, the stories from the Bible. As a toddler, it is sometimes hard for her to sit still for long but these stories are short in text and offer vivid illustrations. The illustrations draw in her and she loves running her fingers over the pages. I also like that I can use this Bible along side of her toddler curriculum. Some of you all may even remember a similar version of this Bible, as it has been around since 1989. I know that I remember seeing it in hospitals and doctor's offices.
About the Bible
The Beginner’s Bible® has been a favorite with young children and their parents since its release in 1989 with over 25 million products sold. Now it’s redesigned with fresh new art that will excite children for many more years to come. Full of faith and fun, The Beginner’s Bible is a wonderful gift for any child. The easy-to-read text and bright, full-color illustrations on every page make it a perfect way to introduce young children to the stories and characters of the Bible. With new vibrant three-dimensional art and compelling text, more than 90 Bible stories come to life. Kids ages 6 and under will enjoy the fun illustrations of Noah helping the elephant onto the ark, Jonah praying inside the fish, and more, as they discover The Beginner's Bible just like millions of children before. The Beginner's Bible was named the 2006 Retailers Choice Award winner in Children's Nonfiction.
Official website: www.TheBeginnersBible.com
Trailer / book trailer: http://bit.ly/2aZoqnN
One lucky reader gets to win their own copy! What a great way to start the New Year.
Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification