Posted in books & reading

Currently Reading: Yellowstone Hellfire by Bobby Akart

This is the book I am currently reading, and so far I am really enjoying it! Have you ever stopped to think about Yellowstone and the Caldera beneath it’s surface?

Title: Yellowstone: Hellfire

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Posted in Coupons & Deals

Swag IQ Referral Promotion

Have you played SwagIQ? It’s a live trivia game show where you test your knowledge to win cash prizes. It’s free to play, just download the app to get started. To earn money, you must be a member of SwagBucks. It’s also free to sign up, and there are plenty of ways to get free gifts cards by using the site! Just click on my referral link to get started!

Here’s a little more about Swag IQ: read more

Posted in Uncategorized

Happy New Year!

Wishing you all a wonderful year ahead! XOXO

Posted in Book Reviews

Prepare Him Room: Celebrating the Birth of Jesus {Family Devotional} – Book Review


Prepare Him Room Book Cover

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Prepare Him Room

Share God's best gift with your family this year and start a Lifetime of traditions with this gospel-focused, four-week Advent family devotional. Each week includes Bible readings, fun Christmas activities, songs, and an original Christmas story.

This is a really great family devotional that I recommend. It is unlike any other that I have read. I would say that it is a very interactive devotional, which makes it unique and actually lots of fun! It's simple enough to where the activities and devotional are not too much, or too difficult. Great for families in preparation for Christmas! A wonderful way to teach your children about Jesus and celebrate the nativity story. 🙂 read more

Posted in Coupons & Deals

Earn Big Cash Back on your Christmas Shopping

As we quickly approach Christmas, Swagbucks knows you still have lots of shopping to do, and they’re offering big cash back for shopping online at several of your favorite retailers right now! Just go to this page
 to see all of the deals available and get the jump on your holiday shopping. 

In order to take advantage of the cash back, just create your Swagbucks account when prompted (it takes less than 30 seconds) and then you’re all set! Your cash back comes in the form of SB points, which you can redeem for gift cards to places like Amazon, Target, Walmart, Starbucks, or get PayPal cash!  

As a special bonus, if you sign up through me
 you get a 300 SB ($3) bonus when you earn your first 300 SB before January 1st! This site’s a great way to extend your shopping budget, especially around the holidays!

Posted in Coupons & Deals

Earn BIG with Coupons!



As we quickly approach Christmas, Swagbucks knows you still have lots of shopping to do, and they’re offering big cash back for shopping online at several of your favorite retailers right now! Just go to this page
 to see all of the deals available and get the jump on your holiday shopping. 

In order to take advantage of the cash back, just create your Swagbucks account when prompted (it takes less than 30 seconds) and then you’re all set! Your cash back comes in the form of SB points, which you can redeem for gift cards to places like Amazon, Target, Walmart, Starbucks, or get PayPal cash!  

As a special bonus, if you sign up through me
 you get a 300 SB ($3) bonus when you earn your first 300 SB before January 1st! This site’s a great way to extend your shopping budget, especially around the holidays!

Posted in Coupons & Deals

Earn Big Cash Back this week leading up to Black Friday

As a pre-Black Friday warm up, Swagbucks is offering big cash back for shopping online at several of your favorite retailers right now! Just go to this page to see all of the deals available and get the jump on your holiday shopping.

In order to take advantage of the cash back, just create your Swagbucks account when prompted (it takes less than 30 seconds) and then you’re all set! Your cash back comes in the form of SB points, which you can redeem for gift cards to places like Amazon, Target, Walmart, Starbucks, or get PayPal cash!

As a special bonus, if you sign up through me you get a 300 SB ($3) bonus when you earn your first 300 SB before December 1st! This site’s a great way to extend your shopping budget, especially around the holidays!

Posted in giveaway

New Growth Press’ Spirit of Giving Children’s Book Giveaway

Who doesn’t love giving and getting books for Christmas? (If you don’t, we may need to have a talk!)

Books are a great gift, especially for children. Not only do we want to encourage the love of reading and give them stories they will enjoy, we want to provide teaching moments. Plus giving little ones new books is really a gift to the parents as well. They need a break from the same old bedtime stories.

You don’t have to be a parent to buy for kids, you know! Maybe you have grandkids, nieces, nephews, neighbors, or want to bless some children from church.

New Growth Press is jumping into the gift giving season by giving away THREE children’s book gift boxes (retail value of $125 each). All of their children’s books are beautifully illustrated, entertaining, teach a lesson, and most importantly, are biblically based!

From November 19-25, you can enter to win one of three children’s gift boxes.

Click graphic to enter!

Each gift box includes five of New Growth Press’ new children’s releases and two of their best sellers:

God Counts: Numbers in His Word and His World by Irene Sun
This playful children’s book serves as a beginner’s theology book for young readers who love numbers and patterns. By discovering numbers in God’s world and in his Word, parents help their children foster a deeper love and knowledge of who God is and how he counts them as his. With countable illustrations and an easy-to-learn structure, children who are always seeking, finding, tracing, and counting numbers will be captivated by God Counts.

Buster’s Ears Trip Him Up: When You Fail edited by Edward T. Welch

Jax’s Tail Twitches: When You are Angry edited by David Powlison

Zoe’s Hiding Place: When You are Anxious edited by David Powlison
These three books are a part of the Good News for Little Hearts series. This is a new series of hardback, illustrated children’s books for three-to eight-year-olds—each centered on an animal family. The animal characters, colorful illustrations, and the real-life issues each animal family face will captivate children. The first three books address anxiety, anger, and failure, bringing biblical counsel and hope to issues every child faces. Together children and parents will be guided by the stories into meaningful conversations about living by faith in everyday life.

God Made Me and You by Shai Linne
God Made Me and You invites kids to explore God’s design for ethnic diversity. Because Scripture teaches that ethnic diversity is not something that should be tolerated but rather enthusiastically embraced, Christian hip hop artist Shai Linne helps children, parents, and caregivers to celebrate this biblical truth through a lyrical, rhyming style and colorful illustrations.

God Made All of Me by Justin and Lindsey Holcomb
God Made All of Me is an invaluable resource and beautifully illustrated story to help families talk about sensitive issues with two- to eight-year-old children. This helpful guide starts from the fundamental truth that God created everything and applies that truth to kids and their bodies. With the help of God Made All of Me, parents and caregivers can begin conversations with boys and girls about their bodies, navigating a discussion that can so easily be warped into confusion, embarrassment, and secrecy.

The Radical Book for Kids: Exploring the Roots and Shoots of Faith by Champ Thornton
The Radical Book for Kids is a fun-filled explorer’s guide to the Bible, church history, and life for boys and girls ages eight and up. Vibrantly illustrated and chock-full of fun facts and ideas, this interactive book competes with screen time by stimulating children’s natural curiosity and sense of adventure! Along with the many fun and exciting stories of historical figures, young and old readers alike will learn about the roots of our faith and the importance of the gospel in our lives.

In case you don’t win the prize pack, sign-up for New Growth Press’ e-news at https://newgrowthpress.com/ to receive information about their Countdown to Christmas discounts so that you can order copies. Be sure to follow them on social media as well where they will be sharing daily deals throughout the Christmas season:
(facebook.com/ngpbooks | twitter.com/newgrowthpress | instagram.com/newgrowthpress).

Posted in Coupons & Deals

Earn BIG At The Register

We’re all looking for ways to save big at the register. Well, I’ve found a way to make every coupon I use at my local grocery store worth an extra 25¢!

How you ask? It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1) Sign up at Swagbucks.com and use my special code SBCouponer to earn an extra 50 points, that’s 50¢ just for signing up!
2) Head over to the Grocery Coupons page and start clipping coupons for your upcoming shopping trip
3) Use the coupons the next time you shop at your local grocery store. You’ll earn 25 points (25¢) for every coupon you use.
That’s it!

But, that’s not all… This month you can earn 1 point (1¢) for every coupon you print, up to 25 prints per day. That’s an extra 25¢ every single day!

Posted in Coupons & Deals

Get 300 bonus SB when you sign up for Swagbucks in November!

All throughout November 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 December 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 plenty of gift cards and cash via paypal! 🙂

Posted in Coupons & Deals

Spooky Fun with the October Shop Swago Board!

Swagbucks is hosting another round of Shop Swago! What is SWAGO you ask? It’s a bingo-inspired promotion run by Swagbucks, a website that rewards you with points (called SB) for completing everyday online activities. You can redeem those SB for free gift cards. If you’ve never used Swagbucks, participating in SWAGO is a great introduction to the site and an easy way to earn a good amount of points quickly.

Click here to get started!
Here’s what you need to know to get your 150 SB Bonus (and don’t worry, you don’t have to make a purchase to complete a pattern):

Go to the Swag page and make sure you hit “Join” otherwise you won’t get credit for completing the action items. Each square on your Swago Board will contain an action item to complete.
Once you complete the action item in a particular square the square will change color signifying the action item is complete.
You have a limited amount of time to mark off as many squares as possible so use your time wisely.
Be mindful of the patterns and their corresponding bonuses located on the right of your Swago Board. The patterns will vary in difficulty and bonus value – up to 150 SB.
Once you’ve achieved a pattern the corresponding “Submit” button will light up. You can have multiple patterns available for submission, however, you can only submit ONE pattern so choose wisely.
The game ends Friday, October 12th at 12pm PDT/3pm EDT. So make sure to hit “Submit” on the pattern you wish to submit. If you don’t hit “Submit” before the game ends you won’t receive your SB bonus.

Posted in Coupons & Deals

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

All throughout October 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 November 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 lots of gift cards from various retailers and even cash through paypal! 🙂

Posted in Essential Oils

New! Jade Bloom Organic Loose-Leaf Tea!

Jade Bloom now has organic loose leaf tea in many varieties!
I have tried it, and it is delicious! 🙂

Loose-Leaf Tea – Cold & Flu Blend
(Peppermint, Elderflower, Rosehips, Ginger, Anise Seed, Thyme, Yarrow, & Calendula)

From Jade Bloom:

As a tea drinker, have you ever considered the true cost of your brewing method? Try giving loose leaf tea a chance to reduce waste. Now, what to do with empty essential oil bottles? Soak them in Lemon oil to remove the label then reuse them for your own DIY blends and VOILA… you’ve done something to reduce waste & make the world a better place!

Tea Brewing Instructions: Tea Brewing Instructions: Start with cold, fresh water. Preheat tea pot. Cooling of the water results in a weak brew. Use approximately 3 grams of tea leaves for 6 ounces of water. Use .5 ounces of tea leaves per quart. For tea, steep 4 minutes in 200F boiling water.

Why choose loose leaf tea over tea bags?
Whole leaf or loose leaf tea provides the cup with more flavor, health benefits and aroma than commercial tea bags, which are often made up of tiny leaf bits and tea dust which has lost most of its flavor and antioxidants.

Often times, the paper tea bags collapse onto the tea preventing water from infusing every inch of the leaf- flavor is usually extracted after only one steep where as loose leaf tea can be steeped multiple times for several cups of tea.

INGDREDIENTS:
Loose-Leaf Tea – Cold & Flu Blend (Peppermint, Elderflower, Rosehips, Ginger, Anise Seed, Thyme, Yarrow, & Calendula)

This tea is delicious, organic, and comes in a variety of different flavors. I love that it is all natural, and all good for you! 😀

Also, try these varieties:

TEA • ORGANIC LOOSE LEAF (CHAI)
TEA • ORGANIC LOOSE LEAF (CHOLESTEROL CONTROL)
TEA • ORGANIC LOOSE LEAF (COLD + FLU)
TEA • ORGANIC LOOSE LEAF (DIGESTION)
TEA • ORGANIC LOOSE LEAF (EARL GREY)
TEA • ORGANIC LOOSE LEAF (HEALTHY HEART)
TEA • ORGANIC LOOSE LEAF (IMMUNITY)
TEA • ORGANIC LOOSE LEAF (INFLAMMATION)
TEA • ORGANIC LOOSE LEAF (MINT & HERB)
TEA • ORGANIC LOOSE LEAF (WEIGHT LOSS)

Visit Jade Bloom to learn more!

Posted in Book Reviews giveaway

The Spirit of God – Illustrated Bible {Book Review + Giveaway}

God’s Spirit is living among God’s people.
He always was, always is, and always will be.
These are the stories that tell about him and what he does.

The Spirit of God Illustrated Bible, written by Doris Rikkers and illustrated by Fernando Juarez, presents over 40 Bible stories from the old and new testaments that show how God’s Spirit has been with his people from the beginning of time. Keep reading to learn more about this new release from ZonderKidz!
You can also enter to win a copy of The Spirit of God Illustrated Bible and other awesome kids releases in a giveaway hosted by Read with Audra. Details below!

Would you like to win your own copy of The Spirit of God Illustrated Bible?

Win a children’s book prize pack from Read with Audra!

The prize pack includes a copy of:
-Spirit of God Illustrated Bible
-Adventure Bible Book of Daring Deeds and Epic Creations
-NIV Kids Visual Study Bible
-Explorers Bible Guide
-Words to Love By
-Love Letters from God

Enter to win HERE!

My thoughts:

I love Bibles and collecting Bibles. This Bible-“The Spirit of God illustrated Bible” is a great Bible. What I love about it, is that it is so simple for kids to understand with such beautiful illustrations. This Bible is sure to be one that your child goes to again and again. My 10 year old daughter read through the whole thing and she said that she really likes it a lot! She is one to read through, then go back and read again and again. I love that she enjoys reading God’s word so much! 🙂 She gives this Bible a thumbs up! 😉

**Take a peek at a sample of this Bible**

About the book:

The Spirit of God Illustrated Bible brings to life more than 40 Bible stories that help readers understand that God’s Spirit
has been with us since the beginning of time and continues to be with us today. From the glory of creation through the
powerful letters of Paul, God’s Spirit is living in his people. Old and New Testament stories such as Adam and Eve,
Abraham, Joseph, the Baptism of Jesus, and Pentecost come alive with dramatic illustrations by Fernando Juarez and
moving text by Doris Rikkers. With a cover that sparkles and shines with foil, this is a special storybook Bible that will
appeal to both children and parents alike.

Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
If I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
If I settle on the far side of the sea,
Even there your hand will guide me,
Your right hand will hold me fast.
~ Psalm 139: 7–10

About the author and illustrator:

Doris Wynbeek Rikkers is a freelance writer and editor who has written many bestselling children’s books and Bibles.
Although she loves the ocean, she lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, surrounded by her books, her flower gardens, and
her family and friends.
Spanish artist Fernando Juarez illustrates children’s books and also works as an art supervisor at the Madrid studio Ilion
Animation. The company produces 3D feature films for children. Fernando has three kids himself, and if he has any time
left after work and family, you might catch him playing guitar in a rock band.

Hurry and enter to win!

Posted in health & beauty Product Reviews

Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair-Curl Activator Cream!

I heard about this on a youtube video, and had to go snag some for myself. I found mine at Sally’s, but you can see it here on Amazon, if interested. I can’t believe this is only like 6 bucks! 😉

About the product:

CANTU FOR NATURAL HAIR MOISTURIZING CURL ACTIVATOR CREAM smoothens and enhances natural curl pattern revealing frizz-free volume and is great for a quick wash-and-go.
REDUCE FRIZZ: Activates curls revealing frizz-free, bouncy curls.
ADDS VOLUME: Delivers volume and adds shine.
Coconut Oil protects hair.

This stuff is amazing! I was on day 3 curls. I didn’t want to wash my hair yet, so I sprayed it down with water from a spray bottle, {actually it is a hair mixture that I made with water, witch hazel and essential oils.} I then added the Cantu curl activator cream to my hair, and fingered it through. This stuff smells so good, by the way! I wrapped my hair in a microfiber towel for about an hour, then took it off and dried my hair with my Bed Head Curls In Check diffuser. My curls looked SO good! I was very impressed! There was no frizz, no buildup or anything. My hair just looked really great. I am sold..LOL! 😀