Friday, September 28, 2012

Unstoppable by Nick Vujicic

If you have never heard of Nick Vujicic, I highly recommend that you stop what you are doing and Google his name. I mean it. Right now! I'll wait...

 Also, you should watch this video:

Pretty amazing, huh? I had the privilege of hearing Nick speak at the Premier Designs National Rally this summer. Words cannot begin to describe what an inspiration this man is. Seriously, if you are not moved by this man's story, you need to check your pulse.

He. Is. Phenomenal!

 On October 2, Nick's new book, Unstoppable, is being released. I, for one, cannot wait! I already have his first book, Life Without Limits, and it is excellent. You can read the first chapter of Unstoppable for FREE by clicking here:
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I want to strongly encourage each of you to check out Unstoppable, and if you have the opportunity to hear    Nick in person, take it! He will make you laugh, make you cry, and make you believe anything is possible! He is truly an inspiration, and I am anxiously awaiting my copy of Unstoppable!

Thanks for Reading,

Monday, June 4, 2012

Monday Pinterest Your Favorite

Today is Pinterest Monday Hop, co-hosting
Just link to a post with your favorite Pinterest for 
the week and comment on the post above yours! 
Link a post you would like pinned.
 Please make sure it is worthy of pinning and no giveaways, no sponsored, for sale posts, etc. 
You may also link to your Pinterest profile 
Other links will be deleted, have fun and share.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Why I Will Be Trying Whitney Farms Organic Plant Food

This post brought to you by Whitney Farms. All opinions are 100% mine.

I love to garden.  I'm not especially good at it, and there is rarely any rhyme or reason to the plants going into my yard, but I love it.  There is something almost therapeutic about getting out in the sunshine and digging your hands into the warm soil.  I cannot claim, necessarily, that it is any cheaper than actual therapy, considering what I spend on plants and soil, but there is just something about harvesting your own veggies that just can't be beat.  My garden this year is small.  Limited by the time I can spend in it and the space that we have available, I am only growing tomatoes, peppers, and some herbs.  But one day, I would love to tend something more along these lines:

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This company has more than 25 years of gardening experience and is introducing a full line of 100% organic plant foods and organic soils.  Using organic plant foods and soils is important to me, because this is produce that I will be feeding my children and sharing with my friends and neighbors.  I take comfort in knowing that I will be giving them produce free from chemicals and pesticides.  My 3-year-old is particularly fond of picking tomatoes off the vine and popping them straight into her mouth (I think she gets that from me). By using all natural plant foods and soils, I can trust that those tomatoes are safe and healthy for her to eat.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Team Mommies

I wanted to let you all know that I am now a member of Team Mommies!  Be on the lookout for even more reviews and giveaways.  I am very excited to be a part of this group of bloggers!

Thanks for reading,

Sunday, May 13, 2012

"As One Devil to Another" Review and Giveaway

Cover: As One Devil to AnotherIn the tradition of C.S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters, Richard Platt's As One Devil to Another is a series of letters between devils, Slashreap and Scardagger.  Though a work of fiction, it is a chilling glimpse into the tricks and trades used by Hell to lead Man astray.

I cannot begin to tell you how much I enjoyed this book.  Certainly, it will be added to my list of books that will be read over and over again.  I was continually amazed at the variety of methods the demons used to attempt to lead "The Client" down the wrong path.  From life changing events, such as career choice and death and illness, to seemingly mundane decisions, like where to have lunch on a particular day, the tempter was with the client trying to distract her from the path God had set before her.  Thankfully, God (referred to by the tempters as The Adversary) was also with the client and had His own plan for her life and people He used to help her make the right choices.  I found the ending quite amusing, but I won't reveal any more about it than that.  For a fiction novel, I found it especially convicting.  The thought that I may have my own personal tempter hanging around urging me down dangerous paths and towards misguided decisions, was actually very eye-opening.

It is difficult for me to go on about this book without giving away too much, but I loved looking at God's plan for Man through the enemy's eyes.  Suffice to say, this was a wonderful story full of illuminating ideas about the world in which we live.  It was as if C.S. Lewis, himself, were given a glimpse of the 21st Century, and wrote a fresh, new version of The Screwtape Letters for us to relish all over again.

The wonderful people at Tyndale have generously given me an extra copy of As One Devil to Another to give away to one of you readers.  I am going to make this giveaway fun and easy.  The author came up with very clever monikers for the demons in the book, such as Slashreap, Scardagger, Snitchweed, and Gritslime.  Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to come up with another clever name for a tempter.  If, in fact, we all do have a tempter assigned to us, what do you think yours would be called?  Leave a comment with your tempter's name as well as a way for me to contact you if you are chosen as the winner.  Winner will be chosen by and will be announced on June 1, 2012.

Thanks for reading,

Here's the legal stuff I'm required to post:
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Mother's Day Interview

Answered by my 6-year-old son, "C" and my 3-year-old daughter, "L."  You can probably tell that L was listening in on C's interview.

1. What is something mom always says to you?
C - "I think you missed a kiss."
L - "Read a book"

2. What makes mom happy?
C -  "Always kisses and hugs"
L - "When I give you hugs and a kiss"

3. What makes mom sad?
C - "When I have to get a spanking"
L - "When you spank my bottom"

4. How does your mom make you laugh?
C - "When you smile"
L - "When I make a funny face"

5. What was your mom like as a child?
C - "You like Barbies"
L - "Um, a toy"

6. How old is your mom?
C - "25"  (I like this answer!)
L - "Um, four years old"

7. How tall is your mom?
C - "20"
L - "This many" raises arms in air

8. What is her favorite thing to do?
C - "Get hugs and kisses"
L - "Go to the doctor" (I have no idea where this came from.)

9. What does your mom do when you're not around?
C - "Have fun with my little sister"
L - "You go to my school"

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
C - "One hundred"
L - "For crying"

11. What is your mom really good at?
C - "You're really good at hugs"
L - "At shopping" (Finally, a correct answer!)

12. What is your mom not very good at?
C - "at building and making wood"
L - "at not climbing"

13. What does your mom do for a job?
C - "you go to my school and make popcorn" (Wishing I got paid for this...)
L - "You go to the doctor's"

14.What is your mom's favorite food?
C - "whatever's my favorite food" (Um, no.  Sorry, kid.)
L - "Apples and grapes" (Still no, but nice try.)

15.What makes you proud of your mom?
C - "looking at you"
L - "hugs and kisses"

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
C - "You would be Cinderella." (I was expecting Wonder Woman, but Cinderella is pretty...)
L - "Cinderella"

17. What do you and your mom do together?
C - "Have a blast in the house"
L - "We play"

18. How are you and your mom the same?
C - "We're the same cuz we both like hugs and kisses."
L - "a spaceship" (I'm thinking I had lost her interest at this point...)

19. How are you and your mom different?
C - "We're different cuz you're a girl and I'm a boy."

L - "we got two dresses"

20. How do you know your mom loves you?
C - "Cuz you always give me hugs and kisses"
L - "Mommy loves me."

21. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
C - "To the doctor"
L - "To McDonalds"  (No, Sweetheart, this is your favorite place to go.)

Ah, kids!  Gotta love them.  Remind me to do this again next year. 

Thanks for reading,

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

What a Deal!!

Hello Readers,
If you are anything like me, you love shoes and great deals.  Well, here is a great deal on shoes...

Now, I realize that it is for winter boots, but the best time to get a great price on Winter shoes is in the spring. And just think, when fall rolls back around, you will have a brand new, super cute pair of shoes just waiting to be shown off! Simply click on the picture above to take advantage of these super low prices!

Leave a comment to let me know which shoes you chose!

Thanks for reading,