April 19, 2014

24 Day Challenge Giveaway!


  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!


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...]

My Favorite Things from Pampered Chef {and a Giveaway!}


I've been looking forward to this giveaway all year, yall! I have loved The Pampered Chef products for years.  I have a long list of favorites, but if I had to choose only two, I would have to say it's my garlic press (which I use several times per week), and of course, their famous stoneware. What do you use a garlic press for? Well, many things like homemade hummus, pico de gallo, … [Read more...]

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


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!}

10 gift ideas preschool

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...]

42 Days to Fit: A Great Way to Start 2014!


This giveaway comes just in time for you to plan ahead to get fit and shed those extra holiday pounds that might have crept up on you during the holidays.  If you've been around this blog for a while now, you probably already know what 42 Days to Fit is. For those of you who have never heard of it, it's basically a six-week plan to get you on the road to fitness.  It's not a get-skinny-quick … [Read more...]

One Thousand Gifts {and a Giveaway!}


Have you read One Thousand Gifts yet? In this incredible, life-changing book, Ann Voskamp captures so eloquently and beautifully, the mystery and the awesomeness of Mighty God, encouraging you and me to LIVE FULLY right where we are. Do you find yourself hurrying about from this to that?  Fretting over the house, the kids, the chores, the bills?  Have you lost perspective?  Given up hope? … [Read more...]

Spark Energy Drink & Blender Bottle Giveaway!


My husband recently lost 30 pounds and is fitter than he has been in a long time!  He and I finished our first half marathon just a couple weeks ago, and I have to say, it was a pretty amazing thing to have completed it myself, but  even more amazing to watch my husband finish in better time than me.  This is especially impressive considering the fact that just a few months ago, he had one knee … [Read more...]

Crock-Pot Slow Cooker Giveaway!

Slow Cooker Ham & Beans | TheMarathonMom.com

I use my Crock-Pot slow cooker for so many things.  Over the years, I've experienced a few flops (I don't like rice in a crock pot), but many, many successes. Here are a few of my favorite meals for the crock pot: roast, potatoes, and carrots quinoa chicken chili chicken and vegetables ham and beans I recently had the honor of testing Italian Meatloaf in the crock pot for Stacy's … [Read more...]

Winter Brick Activities eBook {and a Giveaway!}

winter bricks

  Have you met Stef from Educating Laytons yet?  If not, go tell her hello and that I sent you.  She is a homeschooling mom to boys who love Legos, so we have a lot in common.  I once tried to schedule a visit with her when we were passing through her state vacationing, but we ran out of time. Next time, Stef!  And our boys can build with Legos to their hearts' content! Well, Stef … [Read more...]