Monday, April 30, 2012

Book Review: Healing Is a Choice by Steve Arterburn

Today, I am reviewing the book "HEALING IS A CHOICE: Ten Decisions That Will Transform Your Life & Ten Lies That Can Prevent You From Making Them" by Steve Arterburn. I first heard of him while attending the Women of Faith event in Atlanta. He was very transparent in speaking of his personal struggles and presented  helpful information for me in my own struggle at the time. I was very excited to have the opportunity to read this new edition of his book.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Hot #Coupon List

Here are the hottest printable coupons available right now. Check out the list and print the ones that will help stretch your grocery budget.

Please note that at the time of posting, these coupons are available to print. Really hot coupons may not last long. Hurry to get yours!
Disclosure: I am an affiliate with coupon sites, meaning I will receive compensation for referring people their way and/or coupon prints. 


Fabulous Friday #Freebies & #Deals

This has been a great week for freebies. Here are the fabulous goodies still available. If you're not following us on Facebook, you are missing out! See the freebies that you could be getting in your mailbox, check out my weekly post here.

Current Giveaways
Don't forget to enter our two giveaways. 
They are low entry, meaning you have a better chance of winning!
Burger King Crown Card - Ends 5/9/12

Bath & Body WorksLAST DAY to redeem the free signature travel size item coupon from Facebook ($6 value.) You can't use the app anymore, but if you got it earlier this week, redeem it today!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Disney on Ice: Our Rapunzel Doll Replacement

Our replacement doll

About a week and a half ago, we took our daughter to see Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream. It was a lovely event and hubby wanted to get her a princess doll. She chose the Rapunzel doll or "Apunzel" as she calls her. Hubby forked over $24 for it and our toddler was beyond excited. That was, until halfway on the drive to dinner, the doll's hair is tangling. Tangled the movie...tangling hair - I thought it was cute, until I attempted to untangle it with my hands and a ridiculous amount of hair started coming out. By the end of the night, it was a nightmare. I figured the best way to stop the breakage would be to braid it. With our child, that didn't last long and again we were desperately trying to fix/save this doll's poor hair. 

#Wordless Wed: Our #Free Gymboree Class

{CLOSED} #Giveaway: $25 Burger King Gift Card!!

Are you a smoothie fanatic like me? I love any place that offers a good mango smoothie. I'm so excited that Burger King has expanded it's menu to include a Tropical Mango real fruit smoothie - YUM!! They've actually added quite a few new items to their menu. The list includes:

New Garden Fresh Salads at BURGER KING® are made fresh daily with premium ingredients that can be topped with your choice of TENDERCRISP® or juicy TENDERGRILL® chicken. Varieties include:
  • Chicken BLT Garden Fresh Salad ~ made with a three cheese blend, thick cut bacon, tomatoes and red onion, served with Ken’s® Avocado Ranch dressing
  • Chicken, Apple and Cranberry Garden Fresh Salad ~ made with crisp apples, dried cranberries, bleu cheese and Ken’s® Apple Cider Vinaigrette
  • Chicken Caesar Garden Fresh Salad ~ made with 100% romaine lettuce, tomatoes, shaved parmesan cheese, and home-style croutons

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

{CLOSED} Business Cards #Giveaway

Who doesn't need business cards today? They have so many uses in our social society. As a blog owner, I can use them to distribute to PR companies, local businesses, and potential new blog readers. As a job seeker, I can use them to network for that perfect job. As a parent, I can use them to keep in contact with my toddler's teachers and as mommy cards to set up play dates easier. 

Monday, April 23, 2012

Free Princess Activity Kit Download from Target

Look for this banner

Did you know that April 22nd - 28th is National Princess Week. (Where have I been?!) Target is having the National Princess Celebration. You can download their princess themed freebie, a very cute, 20 page Princess Activity Kit for your little princess here. It's a PDF file so you can save it and print it later!

I know my daughter is going to love it since she's currently in love with anything Disney Princess!

#Mailbox Monday 4.23.12

My family spent the last 2 weeks in Austin, TX. We came back home to Houston on the weekend in between for the Disney On Ice: Dare to Dream. The first week's mails was so-so. Nothing really great but when we came home on Friday and checked the mail...

Whoa!! Lot's of great stuff. What a difference one week can make?! Here's what I got:

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Kroger Trip: All This For $4.40!

Today I got a little time alone to myself and went shopping. One of my stops was Kroger. Here are the goodies I came home with almost free using coupons:
  • Two 2-liters of Pepsi Next (Reg. 1.99 each)
  • Two Coffee-Mate Creamers (Reg. 2.11 each)
  • Pillsbury Sugar Refrigerated Cookies (Reg. $2)
  • Pillsbury Chocolate Chip Refrigerated Cookies (Reg. $2)
  • Zone Perfect Bar (Reg. $1.50)
  • Two Voskos Yogurt + Crunch (Reg. $1.99 each)
  • Two Eclipse Gum (Reg. $1.29 each)
  • Two Glade Sprays (Reg. $1.29 each)
  • Two Glade Cones (Reg $1.39 each)
$25.62 value for $4.40!! I saved $21.22 which is 83%!! I pretty much paid for the two creamers and the rest was FREE.

What's the most you've saved on groceries?

Last Day for BBW lotion Offer!

Today is the last day to redeem the Bath & Body Works Facebook offer for a FREE 2oz Malibu Heat lotion!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

#Wordless Wed: One Cool Toddler

- Post blogged from my iPhone

Monday, April 16, 2012

Yardsellr - My New Fave Site!

Okay so I'm in love with this new site called Basically, tt's a place to buy and sell items plus they give you FREE credits to shop with. When you first sign up, they give you $5 in credits (which they call $Photons) and then, each day you log in, you are awarded a varying amount of $Photons. You have to be quick though, as credits decrease when you don't use them. Tip: There is a pause button to stop the decrease for 1 hour. I do this when I plan on buying something.

There's tons to stuff to browse through. And since I joined in late March (thanks to a friend) I've made 4 purchases totaling $6.58. The value is worth WAY over that. Here's what I've bought so far:

  • White Hair Bow (for Easter)
  • Covergirl Flipstick (retails $9.99+)
  • Milani Lipsticks (2pk)
  • 9 Hair Bow Lot

Hot New Printable #Coupons!!

Enjoy these printable coupons to maximize your grocery savings!

Baby & Toddler
$0.50 off any JOHNSON'S Baby product
$1.00 off any JOHNSON'S Baby Powder

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

#Wordless Wed: Maid Service for a Toddler

- Post blogged from my iPhone

Monday, April 9, 2012

Staying Home: A Choice I Don't Regret

I truly believe in the quote I have at the top of my blog "You have a lifetime to work, but children are only young once." ~Polish Proverb

Last week was the last meeting of my ladies bible class for the semester. This was a more social meeting with treats and drinks to wrap up the lessons. The ladies who coordinate the study materials for the class, came to celebrate with us. While getting to know each other, one of them congratulated me for being a stay at home mom. I humbly thanked her for that statement. 

This isn't the first time I've been praised for my choice, nor the first time I've felt the twinge of guilt from belittling it as a result of listening to the comments of others who don't find the value in it.

Friday, April 6, 2012

#Easter Craft: Egg Dye Paint

Today we dyed our dozen Easter eggs and had so much leftover dye. I hated to just pour it out so the idea of paint came to mind.

I poured out half the dye from each cup and added flour 1 tablespoon at a time until it reached a consistency I liked. For my toddler, I made it thick like finger paint, but it could be as thin as water paint depending on the person using it.

I saved the egg carton and cut it in half. To prevent the paint from going through the carton I layered the two halves. For brushes, we just used cotton swabs from the cabinet. Add some newspaper to cover your workspace.

Surprisingly the paint has been coming off our hands easily with baby wipes. Since this is made with dye, take care not to get it on other surfaces.

Well, I guess I'd better get back to painting with the little one. Take care!

- Post blogged from my iPhone

Good Friday Freebies!

So I've heard TONS about Francis Chan's books and haven't had the pleasure of reading them myself yet. Several of these have been on the bestsellers list. Today, several of his works are available for FREE in ebook format including Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless GodForgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit, and Erasing Hell: What God Said about Eternity, and the Things We've Made Up.  I am so excited for this offer and to get reading them soon.

The publisher David C Cook is responsible for this AMAZING offer and have made it available across several websites including Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, Apple, Google and more. I have a Kindle and downloaded mine from Amazon. The links to the books on Amazon are: 

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Hot New Facebook Birthday App!
Click picture to sign up.

I'm the Facebook friend that likes to wish everyone a happy birthday. My favorite app has changed management a few times over the past year plus started charging. As a result, I haven't been all that thoughtful lately and have missed a few birthdays recently. I am definitely signing up with this app!

Click the picture above to get started.

Disclosure: I am an affiliate with this company and will receive compensation and/or credit for referring people their way.

HOT - $5 for $15 iTunes Gift Card!


Grab this HOT deal while you can - Pay $5 For A $15 iTunes Gift Card & 14 Day Trial to Saveology Elite w/ Auto Renewal. Click Here to get this deal.

Disclosure: I am an affiliate with this company and will receive compensation and/or credit for referring people their way.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

{CLOSED} Old Orchard Sweepstakes Info & Giveaway

Are your kids on Spring Break yet? We're in the final stretch of the school year and summer is right around the corner. 

Old Orchard is the leading brand of "better-for-you" juice and it wants to reward 12 loyal fans a Beach Prize Pack and Free Old Orchard Juice for a Year(That would make my toddler very happy.) They will also award a  grand prize winner who will receive free airfare to Aruba, plus a 5-night stay in a luxurious 2-bedroom condominium and villa accommodations at Tierra Del Sol Aruba Resort, Spa and Country Club.  (That would make mommy very happy.) 

#Wordless Wednesday - Easter Preview

Monday, April 2, 2012

{CLOSED} Review & Giveaway: Little Angels DVD

Easter is right around the corner! I was so excited to see how our children's minister and staff have planned to teach our toddler about the season of Easter. This Sunday was Palm Sunday and the kids were having a ball with palm leaves. I'm especially looking forward to what the Good Friday and Easter Sunday services will have for our family. 

I often wonder how I could bring more of those teachings home. Though I do enjoy several of the educational shows on television, they just aren't enough. I know other parents can relate. Roma Downey, "Touched By An Angel" star and parent decided to help bring those to other families just like mine by creating the Little Angels.
Roma Downey stated, "For many years I had the privilege of playing an angel on television, bringing a message of God's love to millions of Americans.  As a mother, I have longed to be part of a project that would help to bring that same message to children by not only teaching them the foundations of education - but also providing strong examples of good behavior.  Little Angels does just that.  It offers critical learning skills through the lens of timeless and age appropriate Bible stories. I only wish this series had been available when my kids were younger!"

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