Welcome Y’all{Hobby Lobby Find!}

Look at this super cute sign that I picked up at Hobby Lobby not too long ago. It was part of their clearance of the “Spring” line. This was 90% off! I paid only $2.99. Isn’t that crazy?I love clearance sales, don’t you!?

Now, if you walk into Hobby Lobby, there may be some great clearance finds left, but you will now mostly see Autumn and Christmas items on the shelves. Are you ready for that? My hobby Lobby started putting all of that out in June. A bit early for my taste…but hey, now it is the middle of August, so maybe it’s okay! πŸ˜‰

RENPHO Bluetooth Body Fat Scale

Now check this out! I actually wasn’t planning on getting a new scale, but I just bought this one. Why? Because it has so many cool features! πŸ˜€

To be honest, I am not a big fan of weighing myself on a regular basis – for the fact that the number on the scale is just part of the overall picture. There are lots of things to consider, right?

This particular scale has some really cool features. Read more….

About the product:

11 Essential Measurements – 11 KEY body composition analysis
Body Weight, BMI, Body Fat%, Water %, Skeletal Muscle, Fat-free Body Weight, Muscle Mass, Bone Mass, Protein, Basal Metabolism, and Body Age.

Free Friendly App – Download RENPHO app for FREE at App Store/Google Play. RENPHO App works with Bluetooth 4.0, supports Android 4.3 & IOS 7.0 or above system. You can weigh yourself anytime WITHOUT your phone. The data will sync to the app once it is connected again!

Smart App Syncs with Fitness Apps – Over Millions happy global users, RENPHO App syncs with APPLE HEALTH, GOOGLE FIT, and FITBIT APP.

High Quality Product – Auto calibration, high precision sensors measure in increments of 0.2 lb./0.05 kg with 396lbs/180kg capacity. 4 sensitive electrodes, 6mm tempered glass platform, 3 x AAA batteries included. FDA/CE/FCC/ROHS Certificated.

Okay, so I have only had this scale for a couple of days now. Right out of the box, it was easy to get set up. It comes with 3 AAA batteries that are basically starter batteries. It is recommended that you replace them within a couple of months. I however, had to replace them right away as they did not work. That’s not a big deal to me, as those were just some cheap batteries anyway. πŸ˜‰ So I guess I should say, once I got the new batteries in, it was easy to set up.
There is basically nothing to it. I downloaded the free app, connected via bluetooth and was pretty much ready to go.
After you weigh yourself, the data goes immediately to your phone {in the app.} It was really fast, and there I could see all of the stats like my weight, body fat percentage and more. Within the app, you can view a history, set a goal weight and more. {The scale itself shows your weight, but within the app, you see all stats.}
I think that it works great, and I really do like it! πŸ™‚

This scale is only $27.99 at the time of writing this up. I looked at quite a few different scales of the same type and found this to be a great bargain when you consider all that it can do. There are similar scales that can go for $100 or more.

I was in no way paid or compensated in any way to write about/review this scale. I honestly just wanted to share because I like it a lot. The links in the post are my Amazon affiliate links, which do not affect your price if you so choose to purchase the scale. It is just a way for me to make a small percentage, and that goes right back into the running of this blog. πŸ˜‰

The Alphabet Garden

So if you know me, then you know I absolutely love flowers and gardens. Recently, my youngest daughter and I went to Yunker Farm. It is where the Children’s Museum in Fargo is located. We haven’t been in a few years, so we took a little drive over and had a nice time there going through the museum. It was pretty much the same as we remembered it…. but, my favorite part was outside!. The gardens. Especially the Alphabet Garden. Flowers and herbs from A-Z! I was in heaven! πŸ™‚

Here are a few photos. I definitely want to go again soon and take more!

Just click on this pic to view all. πŸ™‚

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I definitely didn’t get pics of all of the flowers and plants. There were SO many! Guess we will have to take another drive over to Yunker Farm soon. πŸ˜€

100 Days of Thanks {Book Review}


100 Days of Thanks Book Cover

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100 Days of Thanks

Focus on the things that bring you joy with 100 Days of Thanks. Short inspirational readings, space to record your thoughts, and brief Scripture references in a high-designed four-color gift book will help you find a peaceful, happier life. The rush of a busy schedule, a barrage of disheartening news stories, and the wear and tear of everyday life can be enough to drag anyone down. Simply pausing to recognize and express thanks for the good gifts that surround you has proven to make a major difference in happiness, peace, and contentment. 100 Days of Thanks, a beautifully designed inspirational book of short readings, Scripture verses, and journaling space is the perfect tool to promote Christian mindfulness and gratitude. Whether you are looking for a thoughtful gift to encourage a loved one or a simple tool to create a habit of thankfulness, this lovely little book is a wonderful place to start. Take a few moments out of your day to be grateful and feel your burdens get a little lighter, starting today.

I was so excited to get this beautiful book! It is the perfect size at 4.7 x 8.2 inches, and it is filled with so many beautiful photographs throughout. πŸ™‚ read more

Earn Free Gift Cards during the Back to School Team Challenge – US

It’s that time of the year again! Swagbucks is holding a Back to School Team Challenge to help you earn free gift cards! For those of you who don’t know what Swagbucks is, it’s a website where you can earn cash back on everyday tasks you do online like shopping, answering surveys, discovering deals, and watching videos. You can even earn for searching the web!

If you’ve never tried Swagbucks before because you didn’t know where to begin, their Team Challenges are a great way to learn the ropes and earn points towards free gift cards and PayPal cash! The challenge runs from Monday, August 6th to Friday, August 10th.

Here’s how you can join the challenge and the site:

1. Click here to join the challenge and be assigned to a team.

2. In addition to earning SB, you’ll contribute to your team’s total as you complete different activities on Swagbucks.

3. Check back on the page often to see the scores and what you’ve contribute so far.

All members who participate and contribute at least 600 points to their team’s total will receive a SB bonus in the form of a SB Swag Up Shop Bonus on their next gift card!

Not only that, but if you sign up under me this month and earn 300 SB before September 1st, you’ll get a 300 SB bonus!

Members of the 1st place team will receive a 100 SB Swag Up Rebate, members of the 2nd place team will receive a 50 SB Swag Up Rebate!

Get 300 bonus SB when you sign up for Swagbucks in August

All throughout August you can earn large bonuses when sign up as my referral on Swagbucks. Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you’re probably doing online already, like searching the web, watching videos, shopping, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Target, or PayPal cash.

When you sign up through me this month, you can earn a 300 SB bonus! Here’s how:

1. Sign up using this link

2. Earn 300 SB total before September 1st, 2018. You’ll get a 300 SB bonus for it!

3. That’s it. It’s super easy, and Swagbucks is for real. I use it myself, and I’ve earned too many gift cards to count! πŸ˜‰

Visual Verse of the Day

β€œCreate in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from your..." Psalm 51:10

Goodreads Reading Challenge

2019 Reading Challenge

2019 Reading Challenge
Sandy has read 3 books toward her goal of 100 books.
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Books Read in 2019!

So Long, Lollipops
Until the End of the World
Yellowstone: Survival: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Thriller
Yellowstone: Fallout: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Thriller
Yellowstone: Inferno: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Thriller
Yellowstone: Hellfire: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Thriller
The Year Without Summer: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Thriller
Random Acts of Outrage
Random Acts of Fraud
Random Acts of Greed

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