Monday, April 24, 2017

Armed with Truth Review and Giveaway!


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Now you can start covering your kids in God's Word. We choose 10 verse that are short and easier to memorize but are still powerful and essential truths. We used the NIRV® translation for this pack, which is targeted for a lower reading level. You may even want this pack for yourself...we won't judge.

                                                                 The List:
  • Psalm 136:1  - God's Love Is Forever
  • Give thanks to the Lord, because he is good. His faithful love continues forever.
  • Proverbs 3:5 - Trust In The Lord
  • Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Do not depend on your own understanding.
  • Psalm 56:3 - Don't Be Afraid
  • When I’m afraid, I will trust in you.
  • Psalm 119:105 - God's Word Is A Lamp
  • Your word is like a lamp that shows me the way. It is like a light that guides me.
  • John 3:16 - God Loves Us
  • God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son. Anyone who believes in him will not die but will have eternal life.
  • Hebrews 13:8 - Jesus Never Changes
  • Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
  • Hebrews 11:1 - Have Faith
  • Faith is being sure of what we hope for. It is being certain of what we do not see.
  • James 1:17 - God Gives Good Gifts
  • Every good and perfect gift is from God. It comes down from the Father. He created the heavenly lights. He does not change like shadows that move.
  • Philippians 2:3-4 - Care For Others
  • Don’t do anything only to get ahead. Don’t do it because you are proud. Instead, be free of pride. Think of others as better than yourselves. None of you should look out just for your own good. You should also look out for the good of others.
  • Deuteronomy 6:5 - Love God With Everything
  • Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. Love him with all your strength.
All of our packs come with 10 different tattoos containing scripture based around a certain topic. Each tattoo will continue to look classy for about 3 days before you should scrub it off and apply the next one. By the end of the month, you will have 10 new truths memorized.


Happy memorizing those scriptures!   I had perfect timing to do this review right at Easter time!  My kids got some tattoos in their Easter basket and surprisingly enough a week later my daughter can still read her verse.   My son's verse is mostly gone and mine lasted 3 days.  I must be more rough on my arms or something.  




Day 1 

 Day 2


Day 3

I do have to admit that I did wear long sleeves one day and I think that cause some rubbing.  Once it looked worn like the above picture I did remove the rest of it.  The tattoos were very easy to put on... not like some cheap ones that we have experienced several other times.  These had no problems with coming off of the paper and sticking to your skin.   The directions also said to put a little lotion on after to help it last longer so we all did that as well. The Armed with Truth website has so many packages to choose from so go take a peek and order yours today but don't forget to use the discount code- "praises" when you order!   


**GIVEAWAY** "God Loves Mommy and Me" Book Review

Description:  God Loves Mommy and Me will delight your little ones as you read about the sweet connection mothers and their children share. Snuggle up as you look at adorable illustrations of a mommy bunny and her little bunny sharing the day’s adventures, and read about the loving relationship God gives mommies and their children. Little ones revel in one-on-one time with each parent, and the phrase “Mommy and me” is a favorite with toddlers!  God Loves Mommy and Me is a celebration of strong, loving mothers, cherished little ones, and the God who loves them all. Perfect for storytime, bedtime, or anytime, this sweet board book celebrates God’s gift of family.

My Review:


Mother's Day is right around the corner and this lovely book is one that would be great to gift an expecting mother to be!!  "God Loves Mommy and Me" is a board book but for all ages! The illustrator catches your attention with a cute mommy and child duo of bunnies.  The pictures are very sweet and endearing.  

You all know my favorite job ever is being a mom to my two amazing kids. This book is one that all can enjoy as it reminds you of so many important things like how to forgive them when they make mistakes... or when we as moms make mistakes too!! The book is adorable with its gentle reminders of God's love and how special the bond between mom and child!   The author also writes with fun rhymes that make the younger kids really love listening to this book.  

Purchase this book here for under $8!  



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How to Get Your Beach Body Back After Having Kids

Having children is wonderful. But, it can leave you unhappy with your body and low on confidence. This can become even worse when summer approaches. Your friends who don’t have kids are hitting the gym and getting their summer wardrobe ready. You, however, want to hide away, and are unable to imagine anything worse than stripping off on the beach. Here are some great tips to help make sure worrying about how you look doesn’t ruin your summer.

Eat Right

You don’t need to go on a huge diet or cut certain food types out to lose weight. The best way to lose weight is by making a few small, sustainable changes. Here are some of the best:
  • Reduce sugar. Sugar is bad for you. You know that. Too much sugar affects your blood sugar levels, brain chemistry and your teeth. It gives you a false energy buzz and then a horrible come down. It can also lead to weight gain. Cut sugar from your hot drinks and avoid fizzy drinks. Don’t add any extra sugar to your foods and swap sugary snacks for naturally sweet treats such as fruit.
  • Swap your carbs. Carbs aren’t bad for you. They are essential to your diet so don’t try to cut them out. You should, however, try to swap white bread, rice and pasta for brown versions. These provide slow release carbs, which means they release energy slowly, keeping you full and energetic for longer.
  • Eat small meals more often. Instead of having 3 large meals a day, try to have 5 smaller meals. If we eat more often we’re less likely to snack or binge late at night. We’re also less likely to overfill our plates.

Drink Water

Water is incredibly important. Your body is made up of a huge amount of water so, to keep it working at its best, you need to make sure you are hydrated. You should aim to drink 8 glasses a day. This will keep all your body’s internal organs working at their best, your brain functioning well and your skin and hair looking great. It will also help you to feel fuller and stop you from snacking.

Exercise

When we’re trying to get our bodies back to their best after pregnancy, diet isn’t enough. Your stomach muscles have been through exceptional strain so it’s great to let them have a little time off straight after birth. Spend at least the first 6 weeks doing Kegel exercises, going for gentle walks and doing some light tensing exercises with your stomach muscles. Once your doctor clears you to start doing more exercise, introduce it slowly.
A couch to 5k program is a great way back into exercise. You’ll start running for very short intervals and build up gradually over 9 weeks. Swimming is also a great exercise as it works your whole body gently. If you want to target your stomach specifically, team your cardio workouts with some Pilates or yoga, both of which can work your core muscles and tone your stomach.

Acceptance

While wanting to get back into shape is fantastic, it’s important to recognize that your body has changed. It’s been through a lot. You have housed a tiny human for nine months and it might never be the same. Accepting this is key to getting your confidence back. Aim to make your post-baby body the best it can be, instead of hoping to get your old one back.

Confidence

Confidence is a big problem for many women and it can take work to get it back. Surround yourself with positivity. Make sure you eat well and exercise. Know that you are doing your best. Be proud of who you are and how you look. If you are really struggling with your confidence to the point that it is affecting your enjoyment of things, speak to your doctor for further help and advice.

Dress the Part

If the idea of stripping down to a bikini fills you with dread, don’t panic! There are so many options when it comes to swimwear. It’s no longer a case of having to choose between a revealing bikini or a boring one piece. A nice, well-fitted swimsuit can not only make you look great, it can also increase your confidence and help you to have a great day at the beach. Tankini bathing suits are a great option. They give you enough support to run around after the kids while looking sexy and cool.

Don’t let worry about low self-esteem affect your enjoyment of a great day at the beach with your family. Whatever stage you’re at, enjoy yourself and have fun. A confident, happy smile, can be much more effective than a diet.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Review- "Solid Gold SeaMeal" for Dogs

Description:
Made with seaweeds, flaxseed meal and digestive enzymes, SeaMeal is an overall wellness supplement that provides your pet with trace vitamins, minerals, amino acids, omega 3 fatty acids and digestive enzymes. SeaMeal can be very helpful for dogs and cats with skin and coat issues and for those that may have some digestive issues like chronic vomiting or diarrhea.
Key Benefits:
Nutritional supplement to support overall wellness in dogs and cats that combine natural seaweed with flaxseed meal and digestive enzymes
Made with red, green, and brown seaweed that provides vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants.
Contains flaxseed, an abundant source of omega-3 fatty acids to boost the immune system and promote optimal skin and coat health
Digestive enzymes help pets utilize their food more efficiently and help pets suffering from chronic digestive upset, vomiting, or diarrhea
Easy to administer: just sprinkle on top of your pet's meal at each feeding.


My Review:
Thank you Chewy.com for sending me this product for free in exchange for an honest review.  I was no paid for this and all opinions expressed are 100% my own.

I am all for making sure my dog is healthy and this is a great option for those pets who have some digestion issues.  My dog has had moments but not all the time.  

My Kiah girl, is being a brat about this on her food.  She has refused to finish the food I know she loves when this is on.  I have had to sprinkle less than the suggested amount to really mask it from her, and that has worked!  I guess I can't really blame her as I know I would not be a fan of eating seaweed either!  I will only give it to her a couple times a week to help keep her tummy more calm.  She really only has an upset tummy a few times a year but I think this product will really help when those flare ups happen.  

Book Review: "Princess Prayers"

Princess Prayers includes fifteen sweet prayers for little girls who want to live like princesses for God their King. Prayers are included for girls to be able to pray and learn alongside princess Grace, Hope, Faith, Charity, and Joy. Every little girl is a princess, and this padded cover board book will help them engage with Scripture and discover how to open their hearts to God.  

My  Review:
Thank you, Zondervan for sending me this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review.  I was not paid for this and all opinions expressed are 100% my own.  
These 15 princess prayers are great! I love the rhyming in each prayer.  Each page has one prayer that is two paragraphs long.   The pictures are our favorite princess characters.  We couldn't stop at just one prayer so we read half of them one night and the other half the next night.   Some of the prayers are ones that I think are great reminders and declarations that I almost want to post them around the house!  

My nine and five year old both enjoyed them!  I think your kids will too!  This book is available on Zondervan for $9.99!  Order your copy today for your favorite princess loving kiddo! 


 
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