April 20, 2014

Natural Soap Giveaway!

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A while back, a fantastic company called Third Day Naturals contacted me and asked if I'd be interested in reviewing their all natural soaps and a few other products. I'm so glad I did, because not only  have I enjoyed their deliciously scented soaps, but their lotion bars and lip balms are amazing, too!   The Lavender Oatmeal Soap and Mint Rosemary Sugar Scrub that you see here … [Read more...]

The Young Living Premium Starter Kit {and a Thieves Kit Giveaway!}

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By now you've read a post or two about how much I love Young Living essential oils.  And yall, I have to tell you - I really do love them!  They are the only essential oil company I really trust for therapeutic grade oils. Not long ago, I shared a few of the ways I use essential oils every single day.  I use them for so many things - from making my house smell amazing, to helping kids fight … [Read more...]

DIY String Art

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Turns out something does not need to be complicated to yield fantastic results. Don't tell my mother I said that, she will wonder what happened to her daughter. I love crafting, drawing, and cooking and I have an uncanny ability to overcomplicate all of those things. The first time I did an oil painting I painted a portrait of my sister and her husband. Talk about ambition, and going a little … [Read more...]

Winter Birdseed Ornaments

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by Contributing Writer, Tonya Ferguson We live where  it gets pretty cold and miserable this time of year.  And of course, we feel so sorry for our furry and feathered outdoor friends!    A few weeks ago, when temperatures dipped to -6 with windchill, we built the cats a fire in our outbuilding's wood stove, and brought our Australian Shepherd in the house for the first time ever. … [Read more...]

Crock-Pot Makes Super Bowl Food Easy and Delicious {and a Giveaway!}

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I don't know about you, but Super Bowl is a big day at our house.  And with 8 sons, I can imagine it will always be a big day in our family. My favorite thing about Super Bowl Sunday is, of course, the food!  I love preparing yummy treats and savory eats that we can munch on all day while enjoying our day together and watching the ridiculous commercials.  Oh, and then there's the football.  … [Read more...]

24 Day Challenge Giveaway!

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  Seriously!  Just in time for the new year, one of you will be randomly selected to win a 24 Day Challenge! My husband lost 30 pounds since he started his 24 Day Challenge, and it's been amazing to watch his success!  I tried the challenge and lost several pounds too, a few months ago, and once the holidays are over, I'm actually planning to do another one. My husband and I have … [Read more...]

GameStop Gift Card Giveaway!

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Recently I was invited to GameStop to learn more about what's going on in the video game world, parental controls that are available, and how families can spend more time playing games together using certain systems. (Ever played Fruit Ninja with your kids?  Hilarious!)  And as a mom of eight boys who play a few video games here and there, I jumped at the opportunity! I'm so glad I went … [Read more...]

Christmas Gifts You Can Make With Kids

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By contributing writer, Debra I always love crafting for Christmas gifts. This year, I really want to keep it simple, and I want to include the kids. As nice as it is in theory though, sometimes crafting with kids can get a little stressful for me. It takes time to get supplies, set up for a craft, and make something. I want something simple, that results in low mess and yet a nice gift. A … [Read more...]

Simple Scrubs to Make and Give {and a Giveaway!}

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It's the perfect time of year for making a few homemade gifts!  And I can't think of a better one for busy moms than nourishing, homemade body scrubs! I've learned how to make quite a few from reading  Stacy's book, that is packed full of amazing recipes for simple body scrubs like this citrus one or this brown sugar vanilla one! Stacy, from A Delightful Home, has offered to give away … [Read more...]

10 Great Gift Ideas for Preschoolers {and a Giveaway!}

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It's that time of year again when I am contemplating just what thoughtful (and delightful) gifts to get for each of our boys. Some of these items stock the shelves in our schoolroom, while others have been lost over the years.  And still others just went into my shopping cart at Amazon a few moments ago. Since our boys don't really need a bunch of new toys piled under the tree year after … [Read more...]