Month: February 2010

Created to Be His Help Meet ~ Chapter 9

Created to Be His Help Meet ~ Chapter 9

“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” James 1:5 What a wonderful verse! I know I desperately need wisdom in becoming the wife and mother I […]

Break out the blue….

Break out the blue….

Because it’s a BOY!!!!!!! When I was pregnant with Amber I just knew I was going to have a little girl. This time I was sure I was pregnant with a boy, and sure enough I am! We’re so excited to have one of each now! I […]

Far Away Friends and Books

Far Away Friends and Books

I’m constantly amazed at all that technology today allows us to do. Because of Facebook I’m able to stay in touch with everyone back home and other people I haven’t seen or talked to since elementary school! Ever since starting my business and joining several Christian Mom’s Business sites such as Christian Moms Business Resource (formerly Really Working From Home), Living My Moment, Mommy Perks, and Mom’s United In Business online friendships have taken on a whole new dimension. People that I’ve never met in “real life” are quickly becoming my fast friends. I talk to many of them on a daily basis through Facebook and Twitter. We enter each other’s giveaways and comment on each other’s articles.
Through one of these sites I found Donna’s blog and started following her, or vice-versa. I can’t really remember now. I thought her books looked adorable and thought her blog was a good read as well. We never talked, just followed each other through the blog world.
When Donna read my post about Amber turning 2 (no doubt noting the part where I talked about her loving books and not being crazy about toys) she left me the sweetest comment about it and said that she wanted to send Amber one of her books as a birthday gift. It touched me so much that someone I’d never met or even really talked to would make such a sweet and thoughtful gesture!
A few days later Orville Wright Caterpillar appeared at our house. Donna had written the sweetest note inside to Amber and autographed it, and it’s just about the cutest books ever! It’s about this adorable little caterpillar who wishes he could fly, and by getting saved and following God’s leading he’s able to do just that 😀 So sweet!
Thanks so much Donna, and all of my far away friends who mean so much to me, even though I have never met you!!!
Shushybye Sleepover Surprise *Giveaway & Review*

Shushybye Sleepover Surprise *Giveaway & Review*

***This giveaway is now CLOSED congrats to windycindy who won*** As I’ve mentioned several times now Amber loves books! So anytime we get a new book she gets all sorts of excited! The Shushybye Sleepover Suprise was no exception! Although it’s just the tiniest bit […]

Online Poster Printing *Giveaway*

Online Poster Printing *Giveaway*

***This giveaway is now CLOSED Congrats to Kathy P who won*** For last Christmas I got a ton of Digital Photos on Posters made for my family and gave them as gifts. They were all thrilled with them! Online Poster Printing has amazing quality Digital […]

Tuesday Tunes ~ I Can Only Imagine

Tuesday Tunes ~ I Can Only Imagine

Ok so I’m having some serious Mommy/Pregnancy brain today and cannot remember if I’ve posted this as a Tuesday Tune before. I tried to go back and look, but as you know I’m a blogging fool so wasn’t able to tell, lol.
In any event, this is one of the all time best songs ever, so even if I have before, it’s good to think about it again!!! I love the lyrics, every time I really stop and listen to them they make me want to cry. So awe inspiring!! I would love for this to be played at my funeral someday (happy thought right? LoL!!!)
But anyways, even if you’ve heard this song a billion times I hope you’ll still take the time to read through it and really think about the words!
I Can Only Imagine
By Mercy Me
I can only imagine
What it will be like
When I walk
By your side
I can only imagine
What my eyes will see
When your face
Is before me
I can only imagine
Surrounded by Your glory, what will my heart feel
Will I dance for you Jesus or in awe of you be still
Will I stand in your presence or to my knees will I fall
Will I sing hallelujah, will I be able to speak at all
I can only imagine
I can only imagine
When that day comes
And I find myself
Standing in the Son
I can only imagine
When all I will do
Is forever
Forever worship You
I can only imagine
The Coupon Mom

The Coupon Mom

I’d like to think of myself as a “frugal minded” person. I always try to keep our family within our budget, don’t spend money on unnecessary things, and never buy clothes or makeup unless they’re needed and on sale. I have a confession to make […]

Created to Be His Help Meet ~ Chapter 8 (My favorite!!!!!!)

Created to Be His Help Meet ~ Chapter 8 (My favorite!!!!!!)

Chapter 8 First of all I’d like to apologize for this being a day late. Yesterday was a crazy day for me! Hubby was sick so that left me to get myself and Amber to church, and then we had a good friend over who will […]

The Spoiled Mama *Giveaway and Review*

The Spoiled Mama *Giveaway and Review*

***This Giveaway is now CLOSED Congrats to Kimberly who won***
When you get pregnant, especially for the first time, your whole world becomes radically different, even before the baby arrives! Where you used to be the center of attention when you were around, suddenly it’s all about the baby. I remember when I was pregnant with Amber and for my birthday and Christmas several people got me Baby stuff…as their gift for me. Now, don’t get me wrong…I was thrilled to have Amber and thrilled over all the little frilly stuff, but when I saw a b-day present addressed to me I was expecting, well, something for me.
Happily at my shower I got several pampering “just for ME” gifts! I can’t tell you how much this meant to me, to be reminded that yes, everyone was thrilled about the baby, but I still mattered too!
That’s why I loooooove The Spoiled Mama. They know that to “spoil the baby in you” a big part of that involves spoiling you! And boy if there’s ever a time you need to be spoiled and pampered, it’s during pregnancy and when you have a newborn!!!
I was SO excited to receive the Pampered Mama Gift Box. I felt like I was getting a super special shower gift because of the amazing packaging it came in! And I honestly can’t think of a gift I’d love more!!!
I adore the Cocoa & Shea Tummy Butter for Stretch Marks. It’s super moisturizing and smells so good! Although I haven’t been using it long enough to see if it will make a difference, I would use it just for the moisture even if it didn’t!
The Mojito Mama Sugar Scrub was my other favorite! I’ve always loved anything exfoliating. There’s just something about scrubbing all the dead skin off that makes me feel so invigorated and energized! This scrub is amazing because it exfoliates, but then the sugar melts away and it leaves oil that soaks in and softens your skin as well. It takes me as close to a spa-like experience that I’ve had in a long, long while!
The third pampering element in my fabulous box was the Bump Gloss Stretch Mark Oil. Although I actually preferred the Tummy Butter, I still really liked this product. It absorbed really quickly, and left my skin feeling moist, all without being greasy or too oily.
Anything from the site would make a perfect gift for a mom-to-be or a new mother! They have several other collections, such as a Breastfeeding Collection and a Postpartum Collection!
So are you seething with jealousy yet? Well don’t worry, you get a chance to get some of these wonderful products for yourself! The Spoiled Mama is giving one lucky reader the chance to win some of their wonderful products!
So what can you do to win this fabulous prize?
This giveaway is open to US residents only
As always be sure I have a way to get your email address so I can tell you that you won! If I don’t have an easy way to get it I will automatically choose a new winner. Also leave a separate comment for each additional entry that you do! One comment = one entry!
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 You only have to do one but each you do counts as an extra entry! I have lots of nice stuff, I promise! 🙂
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Because every Preggers Lady needs to be a Spoiled Mama!
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This Giveaway will end 3/6/10 at 10:00 p.m. EST
I will choose the winner via random.org contact them via email and post them on this blog. They have 48 hours to claim their win before a new winner is chosen.
Good Luck!!
Double Trouble by Susan May Warren *Review*

Double Trouble by Susan May Warren *Review*

I’m sure you all remember me posting about the great Double Trouble Contest that’s going on right now! If not, go check it out!!) Double Trouble is fun, quirky, and full of laughs. It reminded me a lot of a Janet Evanovich novel I read, […]