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Prone to Wander Phone Case GIVEAWAY!!

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We are all prone to wander away from the things that really matter. Sometimes, we just need a little encouragement, a breath of inspiration, a quick reminder of THE Truth, our identity, and our purpose. Prone To Wander LA creatively brings God’s Word in the little things we carry, wear, or see every day. 
ENTER TO WIN A SET OF 3 PRONE TO WANDER PHONE CASES HERE!  
My Review I was super excited to be able to review 3 different cases from Prone to Wander.   I recently just got a new phone, so new cases make me smile! 
I love all three of these but my favorite would be the third one, "Be still and know that I am Lord."  This is a verse that I have been practicing more.  Sometimes I am do do do and not resting like I know I should.  I tend to put too much on my plate and learning to slow down is so vital to my health.  
The cases are very easy to get on and off.  The three I got are each a bit different from each other.  My favorite has a wood cover with a plastic lining.  The pink on…

10 Little Night Stars- Book Review

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Book Description
Ten Little Night Stars is a sweet bedtime counting book perfect for the youngest readers. One by one the stars come out in the night sky as cute and cuddly animals go through their bedtime routines. This board book will encourage children to turn the page with interactive and engaging rhyme, and will take them through bath time, story time, and sleep. Written by Deb Gruelle, great-great-grand-niece of Johnny Gruelle, the creator of Raggedy Ann and Andy, Ten Little Night Stars is the perfect bedtime story for parents and children alike.
My Review Thanks booklook program for sending me this book for free in exchange for an honest opinion.  I was not paid for this review and all opinions expressed are 100% my own.  
If you have a preschool or younger child I think this is a great book to add to your library.   The story is one that walks through a norma bedtime routine.  
My kids who are older did enjoy it as well.   My daughter did find the rhymes first and my son was convin…

Jesus is Alive

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I had a student from kids church make me this stick cross.  I love it!   I am so excited for Ressurection Sunday... It's the best day of the year!   


Kiah- The Honest Kitchen Grain Free Review

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Description
Treat your dog to The Honest Kitchen Grain-Free Beef Recipe Dehydrated Dog Food—a meal that is both nutritious and delicious! This grain-free dehydrated dog food provides a wholesome meal for puppies and adult dogs. It is packed with 100% real ranch raised beef and a variety of fruits and vegetables including cranberries, coconut, sweet potatoes, kale and more! Made without corn, wheat or soy, this grain-free formula is paw-sitively perfect for doggos with food sensitivities. With this human grade recipe produced in a human grade facility, Honest Kitchen proves that you don’t have to be a human to eat like one!

Key Benefits
Made with real ranch raised beef, fruits and vegetables and is intended for puppies and adult dogs of all breeds and sizes.
Dehydrated whole foods maintain their vitamins and minerals so that your furry friend gets all the nutrition he needs—just add water!
Grain-free formula made without corn, wheat, soy or add sugars made especially suitable for pals with …

New Hair

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I DID IT!   I cut a lot of hair off and put in a lot of blonde highlights!  I was unsure at first but after my facebook post got me tons of likes within minutes I am feeling rather confident in this new hair!  :) 


Titus 7th Birthday- Nerf

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HAPPY 7th Birthday TITUS!!!!  
It was a success!   No injuries and kids had fun!  WINNING for me as a parent!  ;) 
On a more serious note- I have to admit I was a bit worried to throw my son a nerf party.   With all the political drama around gun control and student safety, I was worried that doing a NERF themed party would upset a parent.   However, no one seemed bothered and no one brought it up.   Let's be honest- nerf guns is like a fun way to play dodgeball or tag, which were a couple of the games we did play.  
I'm so thankful Titus had fun and that he has great friends!  









Dear Tman,  A couple weeks ago I told you I heard on the radio that we all need, "12 hugs a day!"  (It truly was a study- 4 hugs to survive, 8 to maintain, and 12 to grow) I am happy to report that you took this as a serious task every day since hearing that.   I think it has doubled my hugs with you each day and that is putting me in a good mood for sure!   
This last year, you have grown up!  You…

Instinct Raw Boost Mixers Review

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Description

Top your dog’s kibble with the power of raw with Instinct by Nature's Variety Raw Boost Mixers Chicken Recipe Freeze-Dried Dog Food Topper. Created with the belief that what pets eat enables them to thrive, this topper makes the perfect complement to your dog’s meal—adding the taste and variety that he craves, with the pure, real nutrition of raw. The whole-food ingredients are gently freeze dried to remove the moisture, which seals in all that flavor and health-boosting nutrients. And it all works to support proper digestion, a healthy coat and skin, and energy and vitality with the finest ingredients from around the world.
Key Benefits
All-natural, minimally-processed, real raw nutrition makes an excellent topper to kibble.
Made with protein-packed, cage-free chicken and chicken liver plus non-GMO fruits and vegetables.
Raw, whole-food ingredients are freeze dried to gently remove the moisture and lock in nutrients and flavor.
Supports proper digestion, a healthy coat and …

Book Review: The Adventure Bible: Book of Daring Deeds and Epic Creations

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Begin your adventure here! The Adventure Bible Book of Daring Deeds and Epic Creations: 60 Ultimate Try-Something-New, Explore-the-World Activities contains lessons on knot tying, writing coded letters, building tree swings, and more, perfect for kids ages 8 and up. Boys and girls will love this interactive book filled with step-by-step guides and fun, full-color illustrations, and parents will enjoy the key verses and biblical takeaways that make this the perfect companion to the NIV Adventure Bible, the #1 Bible for kids. From easy, do-it-yourself crafts to fun outdoor activities, this book will show kids how to find adventure indoors and out. Adventures include: Top-secret coded letters Geocaching fun Identifying animal tracks Camping like a pro Learning sign language Bible arts and crafts And more!
My Review: Oh me, oh my, this is a must-have book for any mom who loves to do crafts and projects!   It truly is the perfect book to have for summer vacation, especially when your kid says, "…

NIV Beautiful Word Bible For Girls, Hardcover, Sunburst- REVIEW

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Discover God’s Word through gorgeous illustrated verses. Crafted on high-quality paper and balanced with inspiring full-color art and blank space for journaling, the NIV Beautiful Word Bible for Girls encourages girls to spend quiet time with God and his Word. This Bible contains 500 illustrated verses to illuminate the rich stories, characters and hope contained within Scripture. It inspires girls to explore new ways to grow their faith, drawing deeper into God’s life-changing Word.

Features include:
500 full-color illustrated verses

Wide margins and high-quality paper for notes, journal entries or artwork

Index of illustrated Scripture passages

8-point font

Single-column text of the New International Version (NIV)

                           MY REVIEW: This Bible is recommended for the 8-10 age range but I'm about to turn 34 on Monday and I'm pretty sure I'm keeping this Bible for myself.  :) 
Thanks Zondervan for sending me this Bible in exchange for an honest review.  I was not …

Selah and STEM Night!

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Selah had a great team for STEM night (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) at her school.   Out of 14 teams her team took 1st place!   How exciting!   I have a smarty pants and I am happy with that!  

Titus turns 7!!!

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My lil guy is offically 7 years old!   He is super excited for his nerf party tomorrow!  I am soaking up all the excitement and fun with him!   
We may have had a few tears the other night when he learned there was a snow storm coming on his birthday but today we are going to make the most of it and go build a snowman and have some fun!  

We were smart and went and got donuts last night so we didn't have to travel in this weather!   Cereal donuts was a hit when he picked it out but sadly he didn't really like it much.  

Bold, Brave, Kind

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Yes and amen! #bebold#bebrave#bekind These are three things that often come up in my prayers. Lord let me be brave and bold for you and let me always speak kindness and act kind in all I do. I wanna be more like my Jesus.

FACTS ABOUT AFRICAN RAINFORESTS

African rainforests, though at the danger of being totally wiped out, are home to lots of plants and animals. They cover over 3.6m square kilometers and mostly found in West, Central, and East Africa. Despite the size, they receive very minimal rainfall, between 1500mm and 2000mm per year due to uncontrolled human activity such as logging and settlement in the areas. It makes these unique rainforests one of the world’s most endangered ecosystems. The rainforests are mostly found in the following countries: Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Ghana, Gabon, Liberia and Nigeria among others. 
Listed below are some facts about African rainforests; 
Congo basin factor
The Congo Basin, reaching across six Central and West African countries, is only rivalled by the Amazon rainforest as the world’s largest rainforests. The Congo basin is also known for its rich mineral deposits. Fact-checking site fact sd put the diamond deposits along the Congo basin among the largest in the world. T…

Tips to Keep Your Cat Healthy and Happy

Many of us regard our cats as another member of the family. With that in mind, it is important to know the tips and tricks on how to keep your cat healthy and happy. Here are a few examples.
Entertainment
Having toys and equipment for your cat can help them flourish and keep them happy. It is important to have a bond with your cat, so you can both understand one another more and be able to work out your cat’s personality traits. Letting your cat have regular playtime can help stimulate their mind and give them the entertainment they need. If your cat is predominately indoors, giving them interactive toys whilst you are away can help keep them entertained.  Balanced Diet
Ensuring your cat follows a healthy and well-balanced diet will give them the nutrients and vitamins they need to fulfill a long and happy life. Although it can be easy to give in to temptation and give your cats treats, it is important that everything you feed your cat is in moderation. Also, it is recommended to feed …

Choose Happy

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What you think about will fill you! “And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:8-9‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:23‬ ‭NLT‬‬ get the stinking thinking out of your mind and focus on good! #motivationalquotes#bibleverse#happythoughts#teachersfollowteachers#teachersofinstagram

Book Review, "God Bless You & Good Night"

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Help Your Little One Gently Fall Asleep Bedtime doesn’t have to be a struggle. Join the animal families as they enjoy each moment of their bedtime routines with peace and good humor. God Bless You and Good Night provides a special moment to snuggle up with your little one and discover God’s wonderful and comforting blessings. This beloved bedtime classic has touched more than 300,000 families and will be a favorite choice at bedtime or a perfect gift for any occasion.
My Review "God Bless you & Good Night" by Hanah C. Hall and illustrated by Steve Whitlow is a night pleaser before those little eyes closed for the day.  This book is a nice hardcover book with adorable pictures of different animals on each page.   I love the rhymes that happen on each page and incorporating the actions into a great bedtime routine.   Start with stretching, bedtime snack, bath time, jammies, bedtime story, off to your bed, prayers, hugs and kisses, and I love you's.  I originally was super e…

British Soccer Camp

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British Soccer Camps are the most popular soccer camp in the US. With an innovative curriculum that develops skills, speed and confidence in players ages 3-18, The British Soccer Camp provides boys and girls with the rare opportunity to receive high-level soccer coaching from a team of international expert's right in the heart of their own community. In addition to teaching new skills and improving game performance, each British Soccer Camp provides lessons in character development, cultural education and is the most fun your child can have learning the sport they love!


REGISTER FOR CAMP & GET A JERSEY, BALL, T SHIRT & NEW SKILLS APP AND 20 FREE VIDEOS! Enroll in the most popular soccer camp in North America! British Soccer Camps have programs for all ages and abilities and feature an innovative curriculum full of skills, drills, and thrills! Register now and you will not only get your free British Soccer game jersey (value $34.95) shipped to you for free immediately, but y…

4 Foods That Can Negatively Affect Your Children's Mood

Although we often think about the foods we eat affecting our health, food also affects mental status and mood. You may be concerned about the foods your kids eat and with good reason. Many of the foods that children consume have an effect on their mood and can be harmful to them. If you're concerned about this area, these are some foods which have the potential to cause harmful effects.

1. Dairy Products

Dairy products such as milk, ice cream, and yogurt may cause irritability in children who can't process them well. Being either lactose intolerant or having a bad reaction to the proteins found in milk products may not be immediately noticed by parents. Children who have a bad reaction may become irritable and young babies may show colicky symptoms. If you notice these in your child, you may want to consider whether dairy could be the culprit.

2. Artificial Coloring

Although we know that many of the ingredients put into foods affect health, some of them have a larger impact than o…

FRIDAY!

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Finally Friday! 🙌🏻🙌🏻A girl wore this shirt yesterday and I wondered if she would remember that shirt when trouble arises. It truly is all good when you stay positive... no matter what comes you can chose to hold on to hope or choose anger and bitterness. Choose wisely. This shirt reminded me of “God is good all the time, and all the time God is good!”#allgood#owlgood#godisgoodallthetime#goodness#hope#teachersofinstagram#teacherlife

Make me Love

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Help me love better seems to be a trend in my prayers as well as messages I’m hearing. Today I realized my prayer should be God let me feel your love more deeply, more intimate, more freely so I can imitate you and your love to others. First I must encounter the author of love so that I can be more loving! #jesuslovesme#godislove#lovequotes#teachersofinstagram#teacherlife#belove#faith#heart#heartschanged

Book Review and Giveaway- " A Very Happy Easter Prayer"

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Product Description:  
Bestselling author Bonnie Rickner Jensen, best known for the Really Woolly® brand, has sold more than 1,000,000 books, and her rhyming verse will charm families as they read through this sweet book celebrating the spring season and Easter. This board book will be die-cut around the shape of a dogwood tree with tons of sparkle and glitz, making it a beautiful way for parents to help their children celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.

With the same glitter and foil coverage that sparked attention for A Very Merry Christmas Prayer, the all-new A Very Happy Easter Prayer will be the perfect gift for Easter baskets. Parents will love engaging young children with the concept of the resurrection in gentle, age-appropriate ways.

With a timeless message and a low price point, A Very Happy Easter Prayer will delight readers and bring families together to celebrate the resurrection year after year.

Contributor Bio Bonnie Rickner Jensen is a bestselling author who for the past …

Hug ME!

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So I find this shirt so accurate at school. A porcupine has sharp quills and can hurt you if you hug it... I often try my best to hug and give students the attention they crave even though many say or do mean things every week. Love doesn’t keep a record of wrongs and it always forgives! Keep loving the most difficult people... they need it the most.#ijustwantahug#hugs#love#motivationalquotes#teachersofinstagram#teacherlife#lovemeanyways



Nylabone Review

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DescriptionPowerful chompers have finally met their match with the Nylabone DuraChew Dental Chew Dinosaur Dog Toy. Designed to hold up to tough chewers, this chew toy gives bored dogs something to sink their teeth into, while the unique texture is great for dental health—offering two convenient uses in one adorable dino shape. The chicken flavor is enticing for dogs, and the rounded nubs help to clean their teeth and freshen their breath as they gnaw away!Key Benefits
Long-lasting non-edible dog toy made for powerful chewers to prevent destructive chewing.
Extreme chewing style keeps dogs busy, happy, and satisfied with its savory chicken flavor that lasts as long as the toy.
Action cleaning nubs help clean teeth, reduce tartar, control plaque, and massage gums.
Chew will be shipped in Brontosaurus, Stegosaurus or T-Rex shape (chosen at random).
Made with a tough, durable nylon and recommended by veterinarians.
Additional Details

As with any pet toy, always supervise your pet while playing.


Book Review- "Jesus Calling- Little Book of Prayers"

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Book Description
Talking to God is easy! Featuring darling artwork alongside Scripture, a short message, and prayers on topics such as God’s goodness, the importance of being kind, and how God makes our hearts happy, Jesus Calling® Little Book of Prayers will help even the littlest readers discover just how much God loves to hear from them.

Help your children understand God’s love and plan for their lives as they develop a habit of prayer early in life. Carolina Farias, illustrator of the hugely successful Jesus Calling® Bible Storybook, also illustrates this adorable board book for toddlers and preschoolers. Simple prayers inspired by God’s Word will remind children that God made them, that He loves them, and that He loves to spend time with them. With simple language and engaging art, this sturdy board book will capture your little ones’ attention as they discover how to talk to Jesus in prayer.
My Review I loved "Jesus Calling" by Sarah Young and I promise this little board b…