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Things that can easily ruin your good looks

When it comes to your physical appearance, things which you need to avoid are much more important that those you need to do. Simply put, women do a lot of things that are counterproductive jeopardizing their health and beauty in the process. This is why we made a list of 7 things that you need to avoid at all costs.
Avoid using hot water for showering There are several reasons why you should avoid hot water. First of all, it is really bad for circulation and blood vessels. It can be really troublesome during the winter as it adapts you to warmth which poses a problem when you get out. When it comes to beauty, warm water is disastrous for your skin. It completely dries it. Use body milk after showering Even if you do not use too much hot water, there is still a chance your skin will become a bit dry after showering. Make sure to apply a thin layer of body milk on moist skin. This will lead to quicker absorption. Besides the fact that body milk hydrates your skin, it also provides importan…

Book Review: "Easter Blessings"

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Book DescriptionWinter’s nap is over, and new life is all around! Flowers are blooming. Birds are chirping. And the Really Woolly characters are discovering God’s goodness all around them. Curl up with your little one, and join the fun while learning about the hope of Easter and springtime! Adorable rhymes, sweet Bible verses, and prayer starters will make reading time a special moment for you and your child—to connect with each other.
My Review:  I love this adorable fun rhyming book.   Reading this book has me excited about warmer weather, celebrating Jesus, and the springtime of new life!  This is a board book with a fun rhyme and scripture.   It could easily be read each day instead of in one sitting.  The pages also include a mini prayer that could help you and your child build that prayer time together.  Overall this is an adorable book that is going to be perfect to get before Easter is here!

Book Review: "Found"

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From the bestselling The Jesus Storybook Bible, with over two million products sold, comes Found based on Psalm 23. Written by Sally Lloyd-Jones and illustrated by Jago, little ones will fall in love with this padded cover board book that reminds them of God’s Never Stopping, Never Giving Up, Unbreaking, Always and Forever Love.

My Review: 
The book "Found" is like walking through the scripture Psalm 23.  It has pictures that go along with it as if we were the lamp and Jesus our Shepherd.   This is a board book and is very short.   This is a Sally Lloyd-Jones book so it has one of my favorite lines from the Jesus Storybook Bible, "God's never stopping, never giving up, unbreaking, Always and forever love will go, too!"   Sally uses that line in most of the stories in the Storybook Bible.   Jesus is the center of it all... he is our answer!   Pictures are calm and the scripture is a favored one among many.

Bible Review: "NIV The Plans I Have for You"

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For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. —Jeremiah 29:11 God has great plans for you. It’s true. The Plans I Have for You Holy Bible will inspire readers to dream about their future and to trust that God has great plans for each and every one of us. The features of this latest addition to The Plans I Have for You collection include: Introduction from author Amy Parker50 God’s Big Plans pages tell how God had big plans for individuals in the Bible and his people as a whole, for example, Moses, Noah, Jonah, Esther, and YOU!25 Promise Prayers pages focus on children asking God to help them fulfill his plans for them.100 highlighted verses, including God’s promises as well as hopeful and uplifting versesPresentation PageIndex to featuresIndex of highlighted versesLively two-color art from Vanessa Brantley Newton, illustrator of The Plans I Have for You picture book
My Review: I have had the pleasure…

Book Review: "Angels in the Bible for Little Ones"

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Angels in the Bible for Little Ones gives children a fascinating look into how powerful behind-the-scenes helpers interacted with Bible greats such as Abraham, Daniel, and Mary, acting as messengers, protectors, warriors, and more. This padded cover board book, written by bestselling author Allia Zobel Nolan and illustrated by Alisa Massari, brings eight stories from the Bible to life for little ones.

My Review: 
This board book is one that will please the younger ones as much as the older ones.   Kids of all ages like to understand the uniqueness of Angels.   When we look inside our Bibles we will find several stories where Angels help us or delivered a message.   This board book covers eight of my favorite biblical stories such as Mary and Daniel! The pictures are also very pleasing to the eyes and help kids vision the stories more clearly.

Bible Review and GIVEAWAY: The Jesus Storybook Bible Gift Edition

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The bestselling The Jesus Storybook Bible, written by Sally Lloyd-Jones and illustrated by Jago, is celebrating its phenomenal success with this beautiful clothbound gift edition. The Jesus Storybook Bible tells the Story beneath all the stories in the Bible. From Noah to Moses to the great King David––every story points to Jesus. He is like the missing piece in a puzzle––the piece that makes all the other pieces fit together. From the Old Testament through the New Testament, as the Story unfolds, children will pick up the clues and piece together the puzzle. A Bible like no other, The Jesus Storybook Bible invites children to join in the greatest of all adventures, to discover for themselves that Jesus is at the center of God's great story of salvation––and at the center of their story too.

My Review:
I am in love with this new gift edition of the Jesus Storybook Bible.   Blue is my favorite color so this cloth covered hard covered Bible is perfect.   This kids version is one of my…

Smit Co. Review!

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Mom won some brownie points today when Selah got this Top Secret Journal Set from Smit Co. LLC.   This neat package comes with a journal, a 2-in-1 secret message pen, and a sweet LED light, and stickers!   
My daughter immediately was having a good time with the journal... so much that her brother was becoming very jealous of him.  This was a nice surprise for my daughter but this would make a fun gift for a birthday or Christmas.  

I remember writing in a journal when I was a kid.   I did write a lot of secrets in mine so here is a good question for parents... Do you read your child's diary?  

Overall I have a happy daughter but now I am searching for a new journal for my son so he can have fun writing as well!  

Learning Philosophy Play Based vs. Montessori

Choosing the best learning philosophy for young children When looking for a child care centre in Sydney is in no short supply.  It can be difficult to narrow the options.  Parent’s look at everything from safety, sanitation, class ratios, and learning philosophies.  After all, there is nothing more precious to us, than our littles. Without a doubt, our biggest challenge as parents is to educate our children.  And not just facts and figures, but character and overall well-being.   As far as nonacademic philosophies are concerned, there are two predominate options for early education: Montessori and Play based. Montessori Philosophy Montessori philosophy works off the premise that all people are curious by nature and love to learn.  The idea here is to use educators to support and guide the learning process, while allowing students to have limited control over the pace and subjects they learn. Montessori schools utilize multi-age classrooms to encourage peer based learning and social inter…

Walkies! Keeping Your Dog Safe When You're Out and About

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Walkies! Possibly the most exciting word in your vocabulary according to your dog. Getting out and about with Fido keeps them from getting bored and destructive, keeps them at a healthy weight and let’s face it- is good for you too! However, there are a few hazards to be aware of when you’re out of the house. Here are a few points to bear in mind about walkies to keep your dog safe and happy.
Don’t Over Exercise All dogs are very different. Some are high energy and require long walks with lots of running to keep them happy. Others are lazier, or smaller breeds tire more quickly. So there’s no set amount of exercise every dog needs, it all depends on the individual. As most dogs are happy to exercise until they’re utterly exhausted, it’s up to you to decide what the right amount is. Too much can lead to issues such as problems with the joints, particularly in older and younger dogs.
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Protect Against Fleas, Ticks and Worms Fields, riverbeds, and woods are all awesome walkies spots whe…

Book Review: "Destined to Win" by Kris Vallotton

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Book DescriptionPastor and cofounder of the Bethel School of Ministry Kris Vallotton walks Christians through the profound process of discovering their true identity and experiencing the wonder of their kingdom purposes. Christians are often told that they were born with a purpose that reaches beyond their human strivings, but most are not sure how to break past the daily struggles holding them back, much less how to fully step into their callings. As a pastor and the cofounder of the Bethel School of Ministry, Kris Vallotton has been teaching Christians all over the world how to walk in wholeness and purpose for more than seventeen years. In Destined to Win, he passes on the lessons that will help readers discover who they really are, overcome destructive behaviors, and become equipped for their kingdom purposes. Confronting the challenges that limit Christians—such as living shackled by past pain, fear, and unforgiveness—Vallotton offers practical solutions to the of­ten-complex pr…

Chewy Monthly Review #ChewyInfluencer

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Thank-you Chewy for sending these items for free in exchange for an honest review!  The two items I received were the Newman's Own Snack Sticks, and a cute collar.   

Every furbaby loves snacks, so we just know they'll enjoy the new Newman's Own Snack Sticks. Each formula has a unique purpose. All three are equally delicious, but are formulated for different needs. The chicken formula is packed with Glucosamine and Chondroitin, which helps with your furbaby's hip & joints. The salmon formula is full of omega-3 and 6 fatty acids, which help promote a strong and healthy coat. Lastly, the lamb formula is packed with tons of pumpkin, for easy digestion. Which one will your pup choose?
If your pup likes to get into some muddy fun, this waterproof and easy to clean collar might be right up your alley! It’s made to withstand any type of weather, so it’s the perfect all-season collar, and it won't retain odor or stain your pet's coat. All the other dogs in the neighp…

Remember These Guidelines When You Order Flowers Online

Out of all the things you expect to find on the Internet, bet you never really thought of seeing an online flower delivery service. You are now beyond ecstatic to be able to surprise your significant other anytime, and anywhere you are. You plan on doing it at random times of the year, too; on you are sure they will be caught off guard. You are far too excited to even comprehend the form you are filling out for delivery information.
But there is one tiny problem. You thought the form you filled out says it is a flower delivery for Sydney residences offered by Fresh Flowers, but you have apparently diverted deliveries to other places. Making arrangements to have your orders transferred to the one of the online store’s branches is going to cause delays, and you would not want that. Not only that, but you have apparently written the wrong house number on the address. Well, mistakes always happen, but there are ways to avoid it.
Online florists have learnt to confirm information before proc…

A Busy Mom's Guide To Feeding A Family

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Being a mom is a full-time job at the best of times. It’s your responsibility to get your children up and ready for school. It also falls on you to keep them happy when they’re home! If you have a job as well, you won’t have much time on your hands. With all this going on, how can you find a chance to cook healthy meals for your family? In truth, there’s no easy fix. Finding time in the kitchen is never easy. Even so, there are a few things you can do to ensure your family is getting the fresh meals they deserve!
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KEEP RECIPES TO HAND
Do you find you put off cooking because you hate trawling through recipe books? If you don’t have much time, a pile of recipes can be a daunting concept. The best way around the problem is to develop a filing system that works. Investing in a recipe file, or finding some way to mark your favorites, will mean they’re easy to find. A practical system may take a while to devise, but it’s worth the initial effort. Looking through every recipe book …

Here's Why Everyone Needs To Learn How To Sew

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How good are you with a needle and thread? Do you know your way around a sewing machine? If your answers to both those questions aren’t particularly positive, you should consider taking up sewing. You may think that sewing is very much a hobby of the past and something only women from a few hundred years ago did. But that certainly isn’t the case! I’m sure you will be able to find lots of modern women who enjoy sewing as a hobby. Here are some reasons why you should consider joining them.
Sewing For Kids
If you have kids, you will know just how much wear and tear affects their clothes. As well as dealing with all these rips and tears, you will also need to cope with your kids growing out of their clothing. Thankfully, sewing can help you with all of this. For instance, if your child’s trousers become too short for them, you could simply let them down. Being nifty with a needle also allows you to repair any damage. So you won’t have to completely replace any clothing or visit…

Embrace Grace- GIVEAWAY!

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Have you heard of Embrace Grace?  Pro Love?  It is time you get a little familiar with this movement!  
Who are they?
VISION:for every girl with an unplanned pregnancy to have a church to go to for spiritual, emotional and physical support MISSION:to inspire and equip the church to love on single and pregnant young women and their families WHAT WE DO: Embrace Grace, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed for the purpose of providing emotional, practical and spiritual support for single, young women and their families who find themselves in an unintended pregnancy. The primary goal of Embrace Grace is to empower churches across the nation to be a safe and non-judging place for the girls to run to when they find out they are pregnant, instead of the last place they are welcomed because of shame and guilt.  We provide curriculum and resources for the church to implement our programs and become a Pro-Love church. If the church, the Body of Christ, will join together to support the…