About Me

Im a Stay at home mother of 6 children. Myrissa is age 20, Jacub is 18, Victorea is 16, Whitnee is 12, Kirk is 9 and Alivia is 4. We are also getting ready to adopt again! Our sweet new girl is Jessica and is 17!Our newest household addition is Lexee, she is 2 years old. We also have quite a few kids who call us Mom and Dad. My husband is studying for the ministry. We are a very busy family. I want to make sure all you other busy moms, dads, ladies and gents out there get the deals I do. If you would like me to do a review and or giveaway, I'd be happy to share your product with my readers. Contact me for more information. fivelilbassintow@yahoo.com (Please note that most of my email replies go to spam folders so if you contact me and don't hear back, this could be why, please check your spam folder for my reply) You should also check out my co bloggers, if you have a chance. Nicole does book reviews and Jeffrey does outdoor related review, fishing, camping and outdoors.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Brave Girls Devotional Book



It is so important to teach our children the value of devotions and staying in God's word. In my opinion, if you start them out early, hopefully it will follow them into adulthood.

This devotional will have your daughter following these Brave Girls: Faith, Hope, Glory, Honor and Gracie as they explore God’s word and how he is working in their lives.

Each of these Brave Girls has their own story. You can find these stories in other Brave Girl Books. You can find them on Amazon or Thomas Nelsons website.


I would say this book series and devotional is good for ages 8-12.

You can purchase this book from Amazon for $11.55

https://www.amazon.com/Brave-365-Day-Devotional-Thomas-Nelson/dp/0718089766/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1510874437&sr=8-1&keywords=brave+girls+devotionals

You can also purchase this book through Thomas Nelson for $16.99

http://www.thomasnelson.com/brave-girls-365-day-devotional


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I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

Lizzy the Lioness Book




Lizzy the Lioness is like most little children. They want to grow up and be like adults.

Lizzy wants to be brave, just like the adult lions in her pride. She is often told that she is too little or it's naptime. Lizzy came across a human mommy and her daughter. Every day she watched them together. One day the little girl was "lost" and surrounded by angry baboons. Lizzy saw her and was scared. She did a very brave thing and went to tell the adults. They were able to come and save the little girl. That day Lizzy was a brave lioness.

I love this story. The pictures are amazingly illustrated.

Let's teach our children that sometimes the bravest thing you can do is pray and ask for help.




You can purchase this book for $12.29 from Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Lizzy-Lioness-Lisa-Bevere/dp/0718096584/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1510869624&sr=8-1&keywords=lizzy+the+lioness+lisa+bevere&dpID=51JUwTPH29L&preST=_SX218_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch

You can also purchase this book through Tommas Nelson for $16.99

http://www.thomasnelson.com/lizzy-the-lioness


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I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Kinzd Minimalist Wallet


This wallet is unique. It is not like any wallet that you have seen, in my opinion. Perfect for men or for women. Some days, you don't want to take the whole wallet. For example, a quick run to the gas station. You need to make sure that you have your keys and your license, but you don't need everything else.

Product Specs :
● Stylish& sturdy: Made of premium elastic material, and one metal Key chain
● Simple and Practical: Has two card slots and one money compartment, a Coin slot, and a key Chain. Take cards in wallet on top side, and store money on the bottom side.
● Plenty of room for all your essentials,Can hold 8-12 cards including credit cards, ID Card,etc. and a key attached to key chain with ease, also you can store some change in the wallet.
● Fits perfectly in front/back pocket,bags or purse, hold the cards tightly/securely.
● Minimalist wallet for trips,Great buy for those who want cards and few cash within pockets. SKU: AS169-B

Made of very sturdy elastic. I was pulling and yanking, it still went back to it's original shape.

If you have a pair of pants with a hole in the pocket. I know this sounds funny. But if you do, just attach the key part to your belt look and tuck the elastic part in your pocket. You won't lose your stuff.

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You can purchase this for $7.99

https://www.kinzd.com/product/minimalist-wallet/

You can also use this code: KINOFF20 for 20% off the fee

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I received this wallet in exchange for my honest review.

Kinzd Lichee Pattern Magnetic Leather Money Clip


Love these wallets. I have 3 that I am working on reviewing. This one is great. It has a photo id pocket in the front. It has a money clip back. Heavy duty magnet to hold your $ in. I like that if you don't want to use the money clip, it has a pouch. It doesn't open a lot but it will hold some change and a few bills.

When you flip it over, it has room for 3 gift cards, credit cards or store saving cards. Each one of these is pretty stiff. This is a good thing so that your cards do not fall out. Perfect if you don't want to carry around a full size wallet.

This specific wallet can be bought in black, light brown, dark brown or navy blue.

Product Specs :
● Color: Crosshatch Black
● Soft Embossed Full-Grain Leather
● Measures: 4.3" x 2.8" x 0.1" (11cm x 7.1cm x 0.3cm)
● 3 Card Slots,1 ID Display Window, 1 Change pocket, 1 Strong Magnetic Money Clip
● Powerful Magnetism: With 4pcs Strong Magnets, Can Hold Plenty of cashes and cards; better than normal ones which is Only 2pcs Magnets.
● RFID Blocking Wallet: Keeps your vital information in cards from being stolen. Does Block 13.56 MHz Frequency (Credit cards, debit cards, driver license and ID cards); Does NOT Block 125 KHz frequency.
● Minimalist & Slim, Perfect fit in Front Pocket, Good Choose to replace bulky wallet. SKU: AS150-B

At only $13.99 this would make a great first wallet for your teen son! Start buying now for Christmas!

You can purchase this wallet from either Amazon or the Kinzd website.

https://www.kinzd.com/product/money-clip/

https://www.amazon.com/Pocket-Wallet-Leather-Blocking-Strong/dp/B01F5A8QHS/ref=sr_1_2?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1487831206&sr=1-2&nodeID=7072333011&keywords=Money+Clip

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I received this wallet in exchange for my honest review.

Rock the Locks Detangler


My little girl has sensory integration disorder. She does not like to have her hair brushed or washed. But, for moms of girls, you know this has to be done. So we depend on detangler! Rock the Locks detangler is all natural.




Product Description
Infused with Essential Oils & Super Fruit Complex
Conditions & detangles!
Adds Body, Moisture, & Shine
Natural
Professional Quality
No Parabens or Phthalates
Made in USA
No Alcohol
Cruelty-Free

DIRECTIONS:  Use on wet or dry hair as detangler & leave-in conditioner.  Spray hair, especially the ends & dry areas of hair and scalp.  Do not rinse. Comb or brush through hair, and style as usual.  For best results, use with ROCK THE LOCKS shampoo + conditioner.

INGREDIENTS: Water, Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride, Acrylates/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Copolymer, Polysorbate 20, Essential Oils Blend, Orange Peel Oil, Soybean Oil, Glycerin, Blueberry Fruit Extract, Pineapple Fruit Extract, Banana Fruit Extract, Apple Fruit Extract, Sweet Cherry Fruit Extract, Orange Peel Extract, Raspberry Fruit Extract, Grape Seed Extract, Matricaria Flower Extract, Sunflower Seed Extract, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Vitamin B5, Tapioca Starch, Vitamin C, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Hydrolyzed Pea Protein, Keratin Amino Acid, Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Keratin, Hydrolyzed Pea Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Propanediol, Citric Acid.

This is Easter Morning before church


This is after Rock the Locks Detangler


Thank you Rock the Locks for helping me tame this hair that she doesn't like tamed!

You can purchase for $9.99

https://www.rockthelocks.com/product/conditioning-detangler/

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I received this product in exchange for my honest review

Rock the Locks -So Fresh & So Clean- Shampoo and Conditioner


We have 2 little ones with lots of curls. When this came in the mail, I was excited to get it tried.


This little one has a problem with certain smells. But she couldn't wait to use the blueberry scented shampoo. She kept asking everyone to smell her hair. "It is yummy". After washing her hair with this, her hair seemed really soft. Not greasy. I love that this company only makes products that have natural stuff inside.

Rock the Locks So Fresh and So Clean, has no sulfates, no parabens or phthalates, no alcohol (which dries out your hair)
However it is infused with essential oils and fruit extracts and plant based complex. Everything is natural. So much better for your and your childrens hair.


We definitely "rock our locks"!!

You can purchase from their website for $9.96

https://www.rockthelocks.com/product/shampoo-conditioner/

Here is the link to find it in a store near you. Just enter your zip code.

https://www.rockthelocks.com/find-in-stores/

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I was sent this product in exchange for my honest review.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

God Loves Mommy and Me - God Loves Daddy and Me-Books


Our bedtime routine is that our little ones prays with Daddy

and then comes to my lap for snuggles and sleep.

So both of the books that I am reviewing are perfect. The dynamic between children and their moms are different than the one between them and their dads. Each rhyming book is perfect for the little ones. The cute animals on each page are eye catching. I don't know about other families but we had to sit and discuss what animal was on each page and what noises they make..ect. It was nice quality time spent with each of them.



You can purchase the Mommy version through Amazon for $6.29

https://www.amazon.com/Loves-Mommy-Bonnie-Rickner-Jensen/dp/0718091787/ref=pd_bxgy_14_img_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=0718091787&pd_rd_r=PJ764EEFCMSFJR06CEZ5&pd_rd_w=TB9rH&pd_rd_wg=mCQXF&psc=1&refRID=PJ764EEFCMSFJR06CEZ5

or the Daddy version for $6.48


https://www.amazon.com/Loves-Daddy-Bonnie-Rickner-Jensen/dp/0718091779/ref=pd_bxgy_14_img_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=0718091779&pd_rd_r=67V9SXEAET77KT3FJ4DP&pd_rd_w=sXhzG&pd_rd_wg=tQoBe&psc=1&refRID=67V9SXEAET77KT3FJ4DP

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I received this books in exchange for my honest review.

Nuby Keepeez Stroller/Carseat Cup/bottle attachment


My children loved and love to play "let's throw the cup and let mommy pick it up". It was more of a job than a game. Having my kids so close together, this meant big belly trying to bend over and pick it up. This will save you the trouble. No more bending to pick up the thrown cup or bottle. Wrap around the handle of the carseat or stroller. Attach the other end to the middle of the cup or bottle and you are set.

Great thing to have. This has made trips to the zoo and the mall, a bit easier. Plus you wont get to the van and there be no cup! I don't know how many we have lost on trips.



You can purchase this item from Amazon for $6.99

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01G36BH7Y/ref=twister_B01GHLULUY?_encoding=UTF8&th=1

These come in blue, pink and red. Make for a great shower gift.

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Nuby Teething Trends Bracelet


This bracelet is pretty enough to wear without even having a child. But if you have a little one, it's great for teething. My oldest used to chew on my sterling silver necklaces and bracelets. Only had super cheesy looking teething products. Now, the have teething bracelets and necklaces that the mom can wear and the baby can chew on or suck on without ruining your expensive jewelry. Plus your expensive jewelry might not be all that safe for babys mouth.

So many companies have these now, but I have found that Nuby is the most economical. Most run around $20-$30. But, Nuby usually runs under $10. Great for your budget, great for your baby and really pretty for you.

I usually get them because I have a child with sensory integration. She has the need to chew almost all the time. These are perfect for her. She can wear. It's like cute, oversized jewelry for her and it fulfills her need to chew. At 4 and half, a binkie is not optional. Or good for her teeth. But Nuby has so many cute pieces that don't make her stand out. We have had so many compliments on her Chew stuff. She is stylin!

You can purchase these cute pieces from Walmart and Amazon. They can be purchased for around $7.99.

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Nuby Insulated 360° Wonder Cup




So we just tried this cup and let me tell you...we loved it! Your child does not have to hold the cup a certain way or anything. They can drink out of any part of the lid. Perfect 360 ability. No spill! A lot of sippy cups, after time, tend to lose their ability to be spill proof. This lid has not lost this ability. It is top dishwasher safe. The flower design has faded in the dishwasher but it does not take away from the cup.

Great invention!

I will probably only buy this design now, unless I see a sippy with a character that I have to have.

ALL Nuby products are BPA free!


You can purchase a 2pk for $9.96 at Walmart

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Nuby-2-Pack-10oz-Printed-Wonder-Cup/55314462?variantFieldId=actual_color


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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Grandpa Hugs


I love that so many companies are now acknowledging Grandparents and Aunts and Uncles. For so long, you couldn't find products with those titles. The Bible speaks highly of the family. Grandparents are an important part of the family. They are the ones who taught your parents. And their parents taught them. One day, you will be the grandparents.

My husband became a Grandpa 2 years ago. His favorite time of the day is when Lexee comes screaming into the room "Pap pap Pap pap"!! She loves to snuggle and just sit with him. His bond with her is amazing.


Check out the super cute board book. It would make a great gift for the to be Grandpa. Our for a Dad to give to his daughter for a shower gift. Any way you put it, let's celebrate Grandpas!

You can purchase this book for $7.22

https://www.amazon.com/Grandpa-Hugs-Laura-Neutzling/dp/0718089405/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1498591403&sr=8-1&keywords=Grandpa+hugs

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I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Magic of Motherhood book by Ashlee Gadd



This book is on my top list for Moms to read. This is not a "how to" or a "devotional". This book helps you know that someone totally understands everything that you are going through. It follows you for the moment your baby is laid in your arms. How the moment becomes just you and the baby. Every one disappears. The moment is pure miracle. You life will never be the same.

The chapters are:

1. A letter to my pre-mom self
2. In defense of mom jeans
3. The things that come around again
4. Asking for help
5. The woman in the hall
6. Wonder Woman
7. Being the village
8. The hidden gift
9. Seven pounds of redemption
10. Which sweater?
11. The glitter and the glue
12. The mom they need
13. Bad Math
14. Profile of a superhero
15. Trust and forgotten lunches
16. A sky full of grace
17. I'm gonna need back up
18. A break in the clouds
19. When love feels heavy
20. Bad words
21. Blackbird, fly
22. Climbing mountains
23. The family baby
24. Mommy has two arms
25. Still us
26. Anxious
27. A lot of both
28. The invisible thread
29. Reckless
30. The pacific
31. My body is yours
32. It's their day too
33. This time around

Every few pages they have a neat saying like "You will learn to love fiercely and wildly without expectations"

The book leads you through the good, the hard and everything in between.

You can purchase this book from Amazon for $12.99


https://www.amazon.com/Magic-Motherhood-Stuff-Everything-Between/dp/0310084601/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1496162716&sr=8-1&keywords=the+magic+of+motherhood+ashlee+gadd

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I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Nuby Purple Jewel Teething Necklace


These teething necklaces are mostly made for the Mom to wear while she is carrying around her teething child. But, when you have a child who has Sensory Integration Disorder, Anxiety disorder and more, you tend to use it as needed. We shorten the cord so that it isn't a choking hazard. She uses this in school and even just around the house. It helps her not to bite herself or chew on her hair. These really are a huge help!

When you have a huge need for these and know that you need a few of them, you look for the best deal. Nuby is truly the best deal. We have some chew necklaces that cost around $25-$30. That is really hard on the pocket book. But, Nuby, cost around $4 at Walmart. The cords are pretty heavy duty. The clasp piece stays well. I would recommend these to a variety of parents. These are so cute and come in many different colors. We love that they have girlie colors and designs. This tear drop is perfect girl style. She can wear it and no one knows that it a chew necklace.

Here is the link to online price, but it is much cheaper if you go to the store. Plus many more colors!

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Nuby-Teething-Trends-Hanging-Pendant-Teething-Necklace-Purple/237518870

Same Kind of Different As Me book




This book actually was close to home.

We keep a homeless bag in our van of can goods and snacks that we can hand out to homeless people we see. There are so many. Sometimes they are asking for more than just food but we try to help feed them. We almost always tell them to have a blessed day. God fed the masses on bread and fish. I also feel that this is teaching my kids that some people don't have the same things that they do. I believe it helps with compassion and love.

I will brag on 1 of my kids, they tend to find people that look down or have possibly had a bad day. She then pays for their food or drink. She doesn't wait for a thank you just tells the order taker to tell them to have a good day. My kids may not have everything they want but they do know that there are people out there that don't even have that.

This book is about a little "cotton picker". His family works for another family. The father of the cotton farm told him that if he worked really hard he could earn a brand new bike. He was so excited when he earned that bike. One day he saw a train and wondered where the train went. He then hopped on. When arriving at his destination, he did not have a job, money or a place to live. He became quite jaded as to life. But along came a wonderful lady. At one point he thought she might be an angel. She introduced him to God. She taught him to read.

One part of the story shows how things had changed for him.

" Miss. Debbie was different from anybody I had ever met. But I finally figured out that she was the same kind of different as me."

Remember YOU CAN HELP SOMEBODY TOO

I would love to hear your stories, if you have one, of people showing their love for you!


You can purchase this book from Amazon for $9.82

https://www.amazon.com/Same-Kind-Different-As-Kids/dp/0718091795/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1495744191&sr=8-5&keywords=same+kind+of+different+as+me+book

or from Thomas Nelson for $14.99

http://www.thomasnelson.com/same-kind-of-different-as-me-for-kids


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I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

Brave Girls 365 Devotionals


So I love this set of books and devos. Join Hope, Glory, Faith, Honor and Gracie. These 5 girls have such cute stories. They have a couple books that actually tell their stories vs just devotionals.

This Devotional with show kids that "even when struggles are big, He is bigger"

I am including todays Devo page as an example.


I am not a very brave person. I tend to hide behind my husband. But I have tried raising strong girls. I sometimes envy women I see with lots of bravery. I love Ruth and Esther's stories. Brave Girls shows you so many strong and brave women of the Bible. Some you might know and well, some you may not. But all the stories are written in a way that it is like the women are telling you their stories. This book is very easy to follow and great Mommy/daughter time.

Meet Hope
Ready for a game of football? Yeah, I know I’m a girl. And girls aren’t supposed to play football, right? Well, you haven’t seen me with my brothers. Every Saturday afternoon we’re out in the yard playing flag football with our neighbors. And if it isn’t football, it’s soccer or softball. We even have a volleyball net! I guess that’s one advantage to living on a farm outside of town—plenty of room to play hard.I actually have a girly side to me that likes to dress up and be pretty and all that stuff. But give me a pair of broken-in jeans, a T-shirt, and a good group of friends, and I’m happier than a homecoming queen.I guess you could say nothing in my life is all that fancy. Farm life just isn’t that way. But I have a terrific family. I’m the oldest, and my two younger brothers are twins my parents adopted from the Ukraine when they were two years old. I love those guys, even though they bother me sometimes. We all work together around the farm and around our church. We help out with the local charity too because we can’t get over how good God has been to us. And sharing His hope with others? Well, it beats football any day.I do admit that I have a challenge I don’t like to talk about—reading. I do okay in school for the most part. But when I read, the letters get mixed up, and sometimes it looks like another language to me. They call it dyslexia. I call it embarrassing. But I do my best to remember that God can help me tackle this challenge. And He’s where I’m learning to put my—you guessed it—hope!


Meet Glory
If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be? I’m kind of torn. Half of me would want to be on a high mountain somewhere, enjoying a beautiful sunset. Or maybe the beach, look-ing out across the sparkling waters. But the other half of me would be just as wonderstruck walking down the streets of New York City with my mom and sisters, shopping for all the latest fashions! I mean, you can never have enough boots, right? Or scarves and earrings and nail polish to match? Yes, I know it might sound weird, but there is a common thread to everything I love: beauty! I love beauty wherever I see it. In this awesome world God created, in a gorgeous dress in a store window, and in the great hugs I get from my friends. I think God’s beauty is everywhere—you just have to look for it.Lately, I’ve had to look a little harder. Life at home wasn’t so pretty, and just last summer my parents got divorced. For a while, I got really mad at God and forgot about the good in the world. But then my friends from the youth group started writing me encouraging notes and inviting me over. Their love and friendship was, well, beautiful—and it got me noticing all the other amazing ways God shows His love to me. I’ve started to see how God can take even the ugly, hard things in life and turn them into something good. I’m working on forgiving my parents and praying that God will use me to encourage other girls like me. You know, God can take even the messiest of situations and use them for His glory!

Meet Honor

My friends say that wherever there’s a challenge, I’m the one to take it! Maybe that’s why I always pick up stray animals and bring them home. I love to care for my furry friends and figure out how to make them better. I’m always going to the library to find new books to help me in my animal rescue mission! In fact, I love to read books in general. Last summer I started volunteering at the library so that I could help other kids learn to love books too.But my biggest challenge lately hasn’t been at the library or with my five pets. It’s been at school. Studying has always been easy for me, and I was thrilled when the principal said I could skip a grade. But I had a really hard time fitting in with the older kids. They didn’t seem impressed with my intelligence, so at first I tried dressing and talking more like they did, even though I knew it didn’t honor God. That didn’t work either.I just ended up feeling guilty and more out-of-place than ever. Turns out they weren’t the kind of friends I needed anyway. It’s a good thing God has given me an awesome youth group. My leader and friends there have helped me remember who God says I am.So who am I, really? You could say I’m God’s girl, even though I don’t always act like it. But I am learning how to honor Him more. And one day I hope to take all the abilities God has given me and use them, maybe to become a veterinarian or zoologist or something. Whatever I do, though, one thing’s for sure: I want it all to honor God.

Meet Gracie

Let’s just say it’s all by God’s grace that I’m here. And I’m not just saying that because of my name. If it had been left up to me, I’d still be in my old home-town of Perkasie, Pennsylvania. We’re talking beautiful green hills and parks on every street corner. I was born there, and I knew everybody (and everybody knew me) . . . And then we moved. I thought life was over. I wanted my old friends and old world back, and I was pretty stubborn and loud about it.In my hometown, my family and I didn’t talk about God much. But once we moved here, we started going to this church, and there were some girls in the youth group who were . . . nice. More than nice, really. They were cool. They liked to do fun stuff and all, but they also weren’t afraid to talk about things that matter—like what we’re supposed to do with our lives. I used to ask myself that question sometimes, like when I was walking through the woods by my house or listening to my music. These girls were able to show me the answer in the Bible. I always knew there had to be a God who made all those beautiful things. Now I’m beginning to know who He is, thanks to God Himself, those girls, my church, and, yes, even my parents who moved me here. Wanna know something else kind of funny? The only time I ever sang back in Pennsylvania was in my shower at home. I loved it, but I was afraid to sing in public. Now I’m in the choir at church, and I’m singing about God to anybody who’ll listen!

And last meet Faith

Have you ever known anybody who is homes-chooled? If you haven’t, now you do! My sister and I have been homeschooled all our lives. I miss my friends, but I still love learning at home because I have more time—to finish my work, to hang out, and to think. I’ve even used that time to start reading the Bible on my own because I really want to make God happy.But to tell the truth, I tend to try to please more than just God. I want everyone to like what I do, which has made me quite a perfectionist. Even though my name is Faith, I think a better name right now would be “Worry” because I’m always worried that I’m going to disappoint someone, including myself. The only time I get away from those thoughts is when I’m painting, my favorite hobby. Fortunately, I find lots of time for that, which is starting to pay off. I’ve been asked to help the younger kids with their art projects at camp this year, and I’ve even won some local art contests!The girls in the youth group are helping me too, and I love spending time with them. They remind me that God already knows all about my mess ups and sins but loves me anyway. I guess I’m learning that my faith is not a bunch of “dos and don’ts.” It’s about a relationship with God, who knows the real me, and He is working on me to make me more like Him. That’s what real faith is all about—believing that God loves me, forgives me, and sees me as His very own work of art, no matter what!


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This book can be purchased from Amazon for $11.13

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Noah Noah What Do You See book


Children learn from things being said over and over again. With rhyming words, it makes the words almost like a song.

I don't know about your kids but mine will have me read books over and over again. By the time I have read the book 3 times, or so, I almost sing the words. The kids get a huge kick out of that.

I have heard that this book is like a book called Brown Bear, Brown Bear what do you see? I haven't heard of this book but if you know the rhymes from this book, I heard that is how Noah Noah What Do You See is like.

"Noah, Noah, what do you see? I see animals in the ark with me.
Moses sees the Red Sea part. Daniel sees lions in the den. Mary sees baby Jesus smiling at her. Noah, Noah, What Do You See?
introduces little ones to favorite Bible heroes from the Old and New Testaments."


You can purchase this book from Thomas Nelson for $7.99

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You can also purchase this book from amazon for $5.58

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Read and Share Look I'm Reading Bible Storybook




This book is filled with larger scripted words, that are easier to read. Each story comes with 3 words up top that explain a picture. For example jail-shows a picture of a man behind bars. Then as the story goes along, there is a picture of a man behind bars and you are supposed to read jail.


Each page is new story. Tells the Bible stories in shorter form. Easy to keep your child focused. For someone who has a child who can't read alone, due to severe dyslexia, this book is great. Plus our 4 year old has a short attention span.

"Read and Share Look, I'm Reading! Bible Storybook will encourage a love for God's Word as your children discover the joy of reading."

You can purchase this book through Amazon.com for $9.33

https://www.amazon.com/Read-Share-Reading-Bible-Storybook/dp/0718088697/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1493306532&sr=8-1&keywords=read+and+share+look+i%27m+reading+bible+storybook


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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Happy, Happy, Happy Stories for Kids Book by Korie Robertson and Chrys Howard





I absolutely love the Duck Commanders. I love what their family stands for. They are a rustic family with good Christian beliefs. If you have ever watched their show, you know that to them, family is everything. They live close to each other and have many family get togethers.

My daughter and I went to Winter Jam, a Christian concert. Sadie happened to be the key note speaker. Her story on David and Goliath, the big guy, was amazing. She had such passion for God. She said when she was approached to speak at Winter Jam, she first thought was no. But then her mother talked to her and she was able to see what God had wanted to lead her to do. As a parent of 7 children, I know that sometimes as parents, we have certain words or knowledge that these kids don't have. We are here to lead them in the path that God has set forth for them. Anyway, her sermon was amazing. This family has set a great example and is leading these children in the right path.

This book has some great short stories for your children to read or have read to them.


The intro to this book says:

"This book is dedicated to the children in our family who continually teach us that life is an adventure worth living, that love is always the right answer, and that God truly can do more than we ask or imagine
".

This hard cover book has regular paper pages. Each story has a scripture at the beginning and then the cute story. The pictures are so very child friendly.

At the end of each story is a "Lets talk about it" section. Has a couple questions for your child about the cute story. Great for children to learn and follow.

I recommend this story to every parent. This family is amazing and is so relatable. Now this is my opinion. I just happened to love this family!


You can purchase this book through Thomas Nelson for $16.99

http://www.thomasnelson.com/duck-commander-happy-happy-happy-stories-for-kids

or from Amazon for $11.55

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Holy Bible Jesus Calling


This is such a cute little Bible.

This Bible has a hard cover and regular book pages. This Bible would be great for 2-4th graders. My son, who is in 3rd grade, understood the way the stories were told. He does have severe dyslexia but still followed as we read to him.

The pictures were bright and perfect for each example.

I would totally recommend this book as a gift. Great to help your child learn, early, the things that God has in store for us. How much He loves all His children.

You can purchase from the Thomas Nelson website for $29.99

http://www.thomasnelson.com/icb-jesus-callingr-bible-for-children-1


You can purchase this Bible from Amazon for $18.89

https://www.amazon.com/ICB-Jesus-Calling-Bible-Children/dp/0718088980/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1493074895&sr=8-14&keywords=international+childrens+bible


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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Liked by Kari Kampakis




Every girl or boy, growing up, wants to be liked. Am I right? With every changing year, it gets harder.

Back when I was younger, we had slam books and such like that. We didn't have social media. Even now, as an adult, I watch for the people to like on my posts. As a blogger, I want people to follow my page. When my numbers fall, I take it personally. What did I do wrong? Did I not have enough giveaways? Did they not like my opinion?

I try so hard to give my kids the positive attention that they need. I try to remind them every day how much I love them and am proud of them. But, as most parents know, children don't always hear what parent say. But they hear their friends. " hey, are you really going to eat all that"? Makes a girl wonder if she is getting fat. It's that sort of input that makes our kids question themselves.

"For anyone tire of the quest to impress and ready to rest in God's unconditional love...Liked is the answer".



Liked reads like a devotional. Even as an adult this is a good read. But I recommend this book for any teen girl who is struggling. Kari does a great job is helping with the positive.

You can find this book at Amazon for $8.31

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind by Dana K. White





As a full time mom with a household of 12, my stress level and feeling of losing my mind, is a daily occurrence. I am also an introvert which doesn't help. I avoid Parent Teacher conferences for the older kids. (I have really good kids so this isn't a big thing)

My kids all have chores and yet I find myself, daily, wondering where in the heck this mess came from. I have friends, who also have kids, that I wonder if their kids move. Their houses are immaculate and yet apologize for the mess. I usually chuckle and say "what mess". But then I feel like my house looks like the local dump! I trip out whenever someone shows up unannounced. No one shows up, when the house is clean....

With all this said, YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

In 2009, after years of feeling like a failure because traditional organizing advice didn't work for her, Dana started on what she now calls her deslobification journey. She chronicled her struggles, successes and failures on her wildly popular blob. A Slob Comes Clean, as she learned what it takes to bring a home out of disaster status.


She helps to

1. find exactly where to start to get your mess tamed

2. How to obtain your quest for a manageable home

3. practical types that normal people can follow

4. What habits to keep and which ones to pitch

Why not start your self loving and your quest for a manageable house? I may take time but it can be obtained. Why not start your journey with me?

You can purchase this book for $9.27

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