“Growing in Joy- Philippians” ~Kari Denker~ Bible Study Review

I absolutely love bible journaling. It has become a huge part of my life over the past two years. It is a great way to express yourself while memorizing the bible verses!! The repetition of the verses makes it so much easier to remember them!

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I have a fantastic ladies group that I meet with and our last two studies have been by Kari Denker. She has fantastic studies! They fun, light-hearted and not chocked full of homework expectations. It is defintely a laid back study!

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I have always been a crafty person so bible journaling is right up my alley! Even if you aren’t super crafty this can still be lots of fun for you! She adds her own drawings in the guide that coincide with what we are learning or what she is asking us to draw in our bible/notebook.

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She truly takes the stress over drawing out of it! If you don’t like to doodle then don’t, simply lay your paper over it and trace it! If you love to doodle then this is the study for you! She has some great doodles for inspiration or you can always make your own but I love her databases of drawing ideas! Easy yet fun! I highly recommend any of her books! Both of the studies I have done by her have been extremely enjoyable and are super fun! She even references Star Wars in one part of this study which is hilarious!

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Overall great book for a great price! You can find it on Amazon! 😉

LOVE THIS STUDY!!

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Life is a Beautiful Mess….

Sometimes life can get you down… Things aren’t going right and you feel like you’re banging your head against the proverbial wall. I don’t mean to sound like Debbie Downer but every once in a while life seems to overtake us and we can’t catch a breath. Mine has been this way for about three months now. The ever going crazy schedule of two boys with school, sports, Boyscouts… The youngest needing my attention every second of the day because he’s bored out of his mind and the transition of my hubby taking a new job and moving to a new city. Let’s just say it’s been panic attack city for me lately.

Don’t get me wrong I love my life so much and wouldn’t change it for the world but I’m about to pull my hair out! We have been running non stop since January! I pray daily for patience and the ability to calm myself through these situations but I still feel overwhelmed. I feel God’s presence each and every day but sometimes I wonder if he’s listening completely to my prayers.

We are still in the process of trying to sell our house and just that issue is super stressful! But I know he’s here.. He’s watching over me and he is slowly guiding me to where I need to be. Even if I don’t feel like it sometimes he has a plan.. Even if I feel like he’s not moving fast enough to answer my prayers I know he’s teaching me the patience of which I prayed for. Life is hard. But life is beautiful.

Sitting here this morning waiting for my oldest to finish golf camp I was inspired. It’s beautiful despite the rising temperature. It’s beautiful with the birds singing and the bugs buzzing even though those said bugs are eating us alive. It’s beautiful to see the green grass and large trees despite my allergies and stuffed up nose. It’s beautiful because I get to see my son do something he absolutely loves. It’s beautiful because my two youngest are sitting here with their iPads in their own world just for a bit. There is no fighting.. there is no bickering or karate chopping. It’s silence and its beautiful. My life might be up in the air right now but I’m taking this moment to be blessed by the beautiful things that surround me.

It’s ok to have a down time in your life, I sure the hell do, but let’s not let it stop us from enjoying the beautiful things that surround us. It might be something little but it might be something big. Find the good in the world and maybe you’ll find the good in yourself. We must be strong. We must be united. We are beautiful.

Life is the most beautiful of messes, don’t let it get you down or pass you by.

My favorite saying for when I end a yoga class is..

You are strong

You are beautiful

You are everything

The light in me loves the light in you.

Namaste and God bless! 😘😘🙌♥️💜💙

Tattered by Devney Perry is live today!!!!

 

 

Thea Landry has always known her place in modern-day society. It’s somewhere just above the trash can her mother dumped her in as a newborn but below the class where much comes easy. With her tattered shoes and bargain-bin clothes, her life has never been full of glamour.

So when a rich and charismatic man takes interest, she doesn’t fool herself into thinking their encounter is anything more than a one-night stand. Months later, she’s kicking herself for not getting his phone number. Or his last name. She’s given up hope of seeing him ever again.

Until one day, years later, Logan Kendrick waltzes into her life once more and turns everything she’s built upside down. This time around, she won’t make the same mistake. She’s going to fight to keep him in her life—not for herself.

But for their daughter.

 

 

 

 

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Thea and I had agreed on just one night. One incredible night. The next morning, we’d walked away from each other with no strings attached. She’d gone back to her life. I’d gone back to my hectic work and social schedule, just glad that I’d had the chance to meet her.

What I hadn’t expected was for Thea to pop into my thoughts so often after that night. I’d think of her smile whenever I was at a hotel bar. I’d think of her laugh when I was at a boring fundraiser. I’d think of her whenever I saw a woman with long, sleek dark hair.

After months of her on my mind, I’d finally given in. I’d gone back to the bar to see her one more time.

Except she’d been gone.

With my child.

I’d waited too long.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Devney is the USA Today bestselling author of the Jamison Valley series. She lives in Montana with her husband and two children. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her kids. She loves reading and, after consuming hundreds of books, decided to share her own stories. Devney loves hearing from readers! Connect with her on social media.

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Summer Fun ~What’s on your bucket list!?!

Every summer my kids are dying to do something fun! They drive me crazy most days about how bored they are! So this year I was prepared with a bucket list of things we are going to do! Super mom to the rescue, am I right!?!? Being a stay at home mom has always had its challenges but as they get older summers have become more of a dreaded time of year. Don’t get me wrong I love my kids! But they are bored, it’s hot outside, their are bugs, my oldest is allergic to sunscreen, etc…etc…. The list goes on and on so tell me how you are getting creative this year!!! 🙂

  1. Go to a Public Pool
  2. A zoo
  3. Day of card and board games
  4. Make a tie-dyed shirt
  5. Water balloons filled with paint
  6. Visit a river
  7. Ride bikes
  8. Make a board Game
  9. Stay up late
  10. No electronics day
  11. Home movie night with homemade caramel popcorn
  12. Watch the stars
  13. Make a fire and make smores
  14. fly kites
  15. visit an orchard
  16. Make popsicles
  17. visit a splashpad
  18. Surprise day trip somewhere
  19. Bowling
  20. Pro Baseball Game
  21. Jump Park
  22. Clay Play
  23. Make Playdough
  24. Make cookies
  25. Visit a lake
  26. Write nice notes and stick them on cars
  27. catch bugs
  28. Make pet rocks
  29. Make cupcakes
  30. Scavenger Hunt
  31. Fondue night
  32. Roller skating
  33. Visit a farm
  34. Make a photo booth
  35. Visit a museum
  36. Donuts with Daddy
  37. Have a dance party
  38. Go to a park
  39. make kinetic sand
  40. make art and mail it to family
  41. Visit a candy store
  42. Make ice cream in a bag
  43. Eat watermelon
  44. Face paintings
  45. mini golf
  46. Breakfast for dinner
  47. Drive-in Movie
  48. Movie theater
  49. Water Park
  50. Make homemade ice cream

Some of these are super simple, but it’s the fun and the memories that we are making! Get out and get those kids busy! 😉 Let’s help each other fight the summer blues!!!

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Review of Terrafreeze Pain Relief Cream

 

This is so great!!! I was so excited to be able to try another pain relief cream! I have an old shoulder injury and I frequently have a pain in it. I have used numerous other types of pain relief cream, only to find it helps for a short period of time or not at all. This on the other hand works for several hours! I was so surprised when 3 hours after application it still was working!

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When it comes to joint pain it’s no fun, no matter what age you are. This is the best smelling pain relief cream. It reminds me of Christmas lol, it smells like peppermints!

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It is a good consistency, not too goopy or not super thick. AND It isn’t greasy like a lot of other products. My husband hates putting pain relief cream on me because they are so greasy and take forever to come off your hands when washing! This one is not that way at all! I will definitely be buying this again. It is a tiny container of product but it really doesn’t take much for it to cover your painful area  and for it to work effectively!

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Definitely recommend!!!

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Cover Reveal!!! “Tattered” By Devney Perry

 

Thea Landry has always known her place in modern-day society. It’s somewhere just above the trash can her mother dumped her in as a newborn but below the class where much comes easy. With her tattered shoes and bargain-bin clothes, her life has never been full of glamour.

So when a rich and charismatic man takes interest, she doesn’t fool herself into thinking their encounter is anything more than a one-night stand. Months later, she’s kicking herself for not getting his phone number. Or his last name. She’s given up hope of seeing him ever again.

Until one day, years later, Logan Kendrick waltzes into her life once more and turns everything she’s built upside down. This time around, she won’t make the same mistake. She’s going to fight to keep him in her life—not for herself.

But for their daughter.

 

 

 

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Devney is the USA Today bestselling author of the Jamison Valley series. She lives in Montana with her husband and two children. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her kids. She loves reading and, after consuming hundreds of books, decided to share her own stories. Devney loves hearing from readers! Connect with her on social media.

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“Beneath The Surface” ~Lynn H. Blackburn~ Review

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Synopsis:

After a harrowing experience with an obsessed patient, oncology nurse practitioner Leigh Weston needed a change. She thought she’d left her troubles behind when she moved home to Carrington, North Carolina, and took a job in the emergency department of the local hospital. But when someone tampers with her brakes, she fears the past has chased her into the present. She reaches out to her high school friend turned homicide investigator, Ryan Parker, for help.

Ryan finds satisfaction in his career, but his favorite way to use his skills is as a volunteer underwater investigator with the Carrington County Sheriff’s Office dive team. When the body of a wealthy businessman is discovered in Lake Porter, the investigation uncovers a possible serial killer–one with a terrifying connection to Leigh Weston and deadly implications for them all.

Dive into the depths of fear with an exciting new voice in romantic suspense. Award-winning author Lynn H. Blackburn grabs readers by the throat and doesn’t let go until the final heart-pounding page.

Author:

Lynn H. Blackburn is the author of Hidden Legacy (Love Inspired, June 2017) and Covert Justice, winner of the 2016 Selah Award for Mystery and Suspense and the 2016 Carol Award for Short Novel. Blackburn believes in the power of stories, especially those that remind us that true love exists, a gift from the Truest Love. She’s passionate about CrossFit, coffee, and chocolate (don’t make her choose) and experimenting with recipes that feed both body and soul. She lives in South Carolina with her true love, Brian, and their three children.

Review:

OMG! This book is so good!!! If you love mystery thrillers then this is the book for you!!!! It is the first book in the Dive Team Investigation series, but it can totally be read as a stand-alone. It has a great beginning and it wraps it up so nicely at the end. I will definitely be checking out the next book!!!

It is so so so good! It starts us right out with a bang…dead body in the lake! What?!?! The Detective that is charge of the case just happens to know the woman that lives next to the lake!!! They have known each other since a young age and unfortunately her dock is theiclosest to the dead body…ewwww…. Lo and behold though he kinda likes her 😉 Leigh our main gal, lady of the lake if you will is a nurse practitioner at the local hospital and has had her fair share of ordeals in the past. Ultimately, bringing her back to her childhood home.

For Leigh seeing Ryan, our sexy detective, it brings a bunch old memories racing back to the surface. He was her High School crush but always kept it to herself! Her big brother Kirk was always the overbearing type and made sure to keep the boys away from her lol! As frustrating as that was the timing couldn’t be more perfect for them, despite the dead body and psycho stalker that Leigh has managed to acquire since finding the said body near her house.

You will never guess how this book ends. I was so surprised by whom the killer was that I had to stop and reevaluate everything I had read up to that point! It has so many twists and turns that it will literally have you sitting at the edge of your seat from start to finish. I absolutely loved this book and I cannot wait to read the next in the series! Absolutely recommend this book!!!!!!!!

 

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“The Birthday List” ~Devney Perry~ Review

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Synopsis:

Happily married to her college sweetheart, Poppy lived a blessed life with the husband of her dreams. Then everything changed. She is no longer a wife. She is no longer the envy of her single friends. Now, people look at her with pity as they whisper a single word behind her back.

Widow.

Years after her husband’s tragic death, years of pain and sorrow and wishing for the life she’ll never get back, Poppy decides to finish Jamie’s birthday list. She’ll do the things he wanted to most. Because maybe, just maybe, if she can complete his list, she can start to live again.

Poppy expects going through the birthday list will be hard. She expects it to hurt. But what she doesn’t expect is Cole. Could the man who delivered the news of her husband’s death and shattered her heart be the one to help her put it back together again?

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Author:

Devney is a USA Today bestselling author who lives in Montana with her husband and two children. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her kids. She loves reading and, after consuming hundreds of books, decided to share her own stories.
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Review:

I found Devney Perry and her amazing books last year and completely fell head over heels for ALL of them! The characters are amazing and the writing will keep you coming back for more! I was so excited to find that she had a new book! THE BIRTHDAY LIST!!! Sounds intriguing, right?!?!?!? It is such an fantastic book! Once again her writing is spectacular and the story literally sucks you in from the very first page. There are so many emotions that I felt while reading this book and it was totally worth it!! 🙂

Poppy is our main gal, the girl next door if you will. She is a sweet, innocent woman who has her world shaken to pieces when her husband is murdered while out running errands! This is where the tears start for me! I can’t help but put myself in her position and my heart broke for her! Fast forward five years and we find her still reeling from the loss of her husband but trying to move forward in opening her new restaurant, The Maysen Jar. I loved how she incorporated her name into a business!! Using only mason jars is super cool and creative!!! 🙂 I would totally eat at this restaurant!!!

While Jamie (her husband) was still living, he was the kind of guy who was very over the top and outgoing. He started a “birthday list” of things he wanted to do throughout the years. Some of those things are wacky and fun while others were more dangerous/thrill seeking. So in honor of her husband, Poppy decided to complete this “birthday list” for him. While trying to work through this list, she stumbled upon a man from her past. Could he be the answer to her prayers or too much of a reminder of her late husband. Well you need to read it to find out!!!! 🙂 🙂

Cole our leading man is hunky, kind and super sweet to Poppy! Maybe with his help she will be able to put her past behind her and look to the future. Trust me you won’t be disappointed once you meet this fantastically gorgeous, muscular, over the top kind, outgoing man. Sorry, I got a little carried away just then. But seriously, Cole is my new book boyfriend and will be for awhile! He’s dreamy and the way he treats Poppy will make you swoon! 😉

So please don’t wait a second longer! This book is calling your name and it will definitely fill you with all kinds of emotions, good and bad! I cried, I laughed and I fell in love with ALL of the characters! I don’t want to go into too much detail, because this is a book worth discovering for yourself and it will definitely be put it my read-again pile! I loved this book so much and I can’t wait for Devney to release more! 🙂

 

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“The Birthday List” ~Devney Perry~ Book Tour ;)

 

 

 

Happily married to her college sweetheart, Poppy lived a blessed life with the husband of her dreams. Then everything changed. She is no longer a wife. She is no longer the envy of her single friends. Now, people look at her with pity as they whisper a single word behind her back.

Widow.

Years after her husband’s tragic death, years of pain and sorrow and wishing for the life she’ll never get back, Poppy decides to finish Jamie’s birthday list. She’ll do the things he wanted to most. Because maybe, just maybe, if she can complete his list, she can start to live again.

Poppy expects going through the birthday list will be hard. She expects it to hurt. But what she doesn’t expect is Cole. Could the man who delivered the news of her husband’s death and shattered her heart be the one to help her put it back together again?

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Turning to the door, I smiled, ready to greet my late-evening customer, but faltered as the door closed behind him.

Cole Goodman was walking my way.

My belly dipped as I took him in. His aviator sunglasses were perched on top of his chocolate-brown hair. A black polo stretched across his broad shoulders and pulled tight across his muscled arms. His pale-blue jeans molded to his Herculean thighs before draping down to his black, square-toed boots. The leather belt on Cole’s trim waist held both a shining badge and a holstered gun.

Cole smiled and locked his light-green eyes on mine as he crossed the room.

His straight, white teeth made my breath hitch—something that had happened last night more times than I wanted to admit.

Molly, who had turned around from her seat to greet our customer, spun around so her back was to Cole. Her cheeks flushed as she whispered, “Wow.”

Wow was right.

Cole Goodman was—simply put—gorgeous.

He could give a woman a speeding ticket and get a thank-you in return. He inspired women to attempt push-ups in a karate class just for the chance to watch him sweat through his gi. Cole made grown women blush like teenagers and giggle in corners, like those girls at the dojo last night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Devney is the USA Today bestselling author of the Jamison Valley series. She lives in Montana with her husband and two children. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her kids. She loves reading and, after consuming hundreds of books, decided to share her own stories. Devney loves hearing from readers! Connect with her on social media.

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Review: Natrogix Potent Allergy Relief Supplements

I received this supplement through Tomoson for a fair and honest review.

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I have horrendous allergies and I have been through allergy testing numerous times, on numerous medications and I have yet to find anything that really gets rid of my allergies. I feel like I am constantly battling allergies irregardless of what time of year it is. I didn’t know that there was a supplement out their specifically for allergies until I stumbled upon this brand! I was really skeptical about how well this product would work and if it would give me any relief at all. My regular allergy medicine ritual consists of taking Singular, Allegra, Benadryl when needed, a steroid nose spray, a antihistamine nose spray and numerous vitamins.

So far, with only taking it two weeks I have backed off on my Benadryl and nose spray use to only once every other day. I want to say it is from this supplement, but I’m honestly not sure lol it could be that its still cold where I live. I haven’t been taking it long enough to really know how it is affecting my allergy suffering. I really hope that it is this supplement, because spring is right around the corner! I do intend to continue the use of this supplement because it does seem to be helping. If I can get away from using so many medications and narrow it down to a vitamin that would be awesome! 🙂 So I am going to recommend this product! I think if you suffer from allergies as much as I do, it is nice to have some relief and you should definitely try it out! Make sure to check with your doctor first before use! 🙂

Ingredients listed in this supplement are as follows:

  • Methylcobolamin
  • Magnesium Ascorbate
  • Boswella
  • Bromellain
  • N-acerylcyestine
  • Quercetin DHydrate

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