Friday, February 10, 2017

How We Make it Work: "Kids Clothing Update" (Family of 9, 1100 sqft)

Hey all.

So I updated the clothing storage for my toddlers!

I don't know if I said this in the video, but it has really helped in NOT over purchasing.
After catching up on the laundry I am easily aware of what my three toddlers may need or not need.

Here is the short video with pictures included.  Wish I could have added music, but oh well ;)

Note: The older kids ages 10-16 still keep their clothes in their bedroom closets. AND... my apologies, I had a cold when recording. I sound a little groggy. :/





Keeping it real,


I purchased these lovely boxes on Amazon. yay for Amazon Prime!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

I'm going to give you a BEAR HUG! {Children's Book Review and Giveaway!}


Age Range: 4-8 years
Hardcover: 32 pages

 You can Win or purchase this book from our blog on Amazon (kindle, hardcover or Board book). How fun! :D

What is not to love about this book!? We completely recommend this special book between a mommy and his son during what we would call a "bedtime routine". (And I thought it was going to be an animal book. A pleasant surprise.) 

The pictures are big, colorful and FUN to enjoy. 
PLEASE NOTE: your child or children my ask you to read it three times in a row like mine did! So precious. lol. 

I snapped these pictures right after we got it in the mail. It was perfect for Priscilla's quiet time.  Even though the book is recommended for ages 4-8, Priscilla who is turning 3 in a few weeks LOVED her new book. When I read it aloud, my captivated audience was ages 3-6 ;)



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Giveaway will end one week from original post. US residents only.

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Grand Rapids, MI--- December 27, 2016---I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug!, written by bestselling author Caroline B. Cooney, is a playful and comforting bedtime book that imagines all the wonderful ways a child might give and receive a hug.

Whether it’s a big bear, gasp for air, knock over a chair hug or a wet and drippy, slimy, slippy fish hug, children will giggle their way through all the imaginative examples. Cooney’s sweet and simple rhymes encourage playful interaction between parent and child and ultimately help them wind down before they snuggle into bed and drift off to sleep.I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug is a sweet loving bedtime story book that is also sure to become a Valentine’s Day favorite for little ones who enjoy celebrating a day full of hugs and kisses from loved ones. I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug will be available in hardcover for $16.99 in retail stores nationwide and online on December 27, 2016.


http://www.carolinebcooneybooks.com/images_new/photos/ph_caroline_new_220px.jpgAbout the Author: Caroline B. Cooney was born in New York, grew up in Connecticut, and now lives in South Carolina. Caroline is the author of 90 Young Adult novels in many genres, and her books have sold over fifteen million copies. I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug is her first picture book. It’s based on a verse she wrote for her own children, Louisa, Sayre and Harold, who are grown now.
http://lovedbykids.com/site/assets/dContent/265/image.pngAbout the Illustrator: Tim Warnes has been illustrating children's books for twenty years. He lives in Dorset, England, with his wife, children's illustrator Jane Chapman, and their two sons. When he's not drawing little critters, Tim loves to write, watch birds and play his banjo.  Visit Tim at www.ChapmanandWarnes.com


Zonderkidz™, the children’s division of Zondervan, inspires young lives through imagination and innovation. As the leader in Christian children's communications, it creates products that awaken the hearts and touch the souls of kids under 14. Zonderkidz is also publisher of the NIrV (New International Reader’s Version) Bible translation, the third grade reading level edition of the NIV. For additional information, please visit www.zondervan.com.

Zondervan is a world-leading Bible publisher and provider of Christian communications. Zondervan, as part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., delivers transformational Christian experiences through its bestselling Bibles, books, curriculum, academic resources and digital products. The Company’s products are sold worldwide and translated into nearly 200 languages. Zondervan offices are located in Grand Rapids, MI. For additional information, please visit www.zondervan.com.


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Let the little children come to Him!
In Christ,


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Monday, January 23, 2017

#TBT (on a Monday)

Sorry, its been SO long!

Ahhh! Life does not slow down. I had a Shutterfly code to make this album and I cannot believe it has been almost 4 years since we moved "back" to our little home!

I must admit the home does fill smaller now, maybe because the kids are growing?? lol

 God is good though, and it is all temporal. I only stress when my perspective is not upward. Amen?

Well, if your interested .. here is an album of our first summer back to North Carolina.

God has so faithfully taken care of our little tribe!

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Friday, December 23, 2016

The Beginners Bible {Bible Book Review & Giveaway!} MERRY CHRISTMAS!



How sweet to give you this review right before Christmas!

I remember first reading a Beginners Bible to my niece when I was only 14 years old. I was baby-sitting her and we made it part of her bedtime routine. 

Now, I have been reading them to my own babies for many years. We actually love finding the videos on You Tube and watching the animated versions before church on Sunday mornings before church. Mordecai, my almost 5 year old was delighted to get his new Beginners Bible in the mail. :) The bible is completely age appropriate for my 3-6 year olds. We are very blessed.

By the picture you can tell why he like his new version ;) Here is a before and after. We won't be getting rid our of old on, it is a classic!


If you would love to win a copy for a late Christmas present when comment below! You can also like our instagram or facebook post to win.

If you'd like to order a copy for a special little one click here to be directed to Amazon.


A little excerpt from the story of Noah... Although, when I did read this to Mordecai the other night I told them that God brought all the animals into the ark, because I don't think Noah had to push any in ;)


Here is a little trailer:


About the Bible
The Beginner’s Bible® has been a favorite with young children and their parents since its release in 1989 with over 25 million products sold. Now it’s redesigned with fresh new art that will excite children for many more years to come. Full of faith and fun, The Beginner’s Bible is a wonderful gift for any child. The easy-to-read text and bright, full-color illustrations on every page make it a perfect way to introduce young children to the stories and characters of the Bible. With new vibrant three-dimensional art and compelling text, more than 90 Bible stories come to life. Kids ages 6 and under will enjoy the fun illustrations of Noah helping the elephant onto the ark, Jonah praying inside the fish, and more, as they discover The Beginner's Bible just like millions of children before. The Beginner's Bible was named the 2006 Retailers Choice Award winner in Children's Nonfiction.

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In Christ,


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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Random Life Photos; Large Family Tiny House

Games...

Bingo...


 Chickens...

Movie chill time...



 chalkboard..


 Moms attempt at quiet morning bible time...

 Selfies..


 Fall burn pile ..




Monday, November 7, 2016

Say and Pray Devotions: First Words, Stories and Prayers {Book Giveaway and Review!}




SAY & PRAY DEVOTIONAL
Bestselling children’s author Diane Stortz has sold nearly 300,000 books—Bible storybooks, devotionals for children, and more. This brand-new title, Say & Pray Devotions, is the perfect beginner devotional for little ones. Parents who already know and love the Say & Pray Bible will love Say & Pray Devotions as it helps their youngsters continue to engage their faith in a personal way. Featuring the same fun style of artwork and the educational elements as Say & Pray Bible, this devotional for little ones will teach the basics of identification and comprehension while sharing biblical principles for life. Each devotion offers a topical message to help little ones learn and follow biblical principles. 

Hardbound and 40 pages!!



We love our new little devotional. It is a sweet book for me to spend time with just Priscilla who is almost three years old. It was fun to even bring it out at the breakfast table and read it to all my toddlers. 

GREAT simple instructions to teach our littles one to trust in Jesus and PRAY! Their little voices are so stinkin cute too! 

Here was a quick video of one of the little moments!



Purchase yours Say and Pray here at Faith Gateway or Amazon!

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 Blessing and love,


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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Parenting; 14 Gospel Principles by Paul David Tripp {Book Review & Giveaway!}



This book has come at the most appropriate time for me as a parent. I recently have become very weary of all God as asked of me. From raising two teenagers, two in between, and three toddlers... many days feel like throwing in the towel- or at them! No seriously, I was very encouraged reading Paul Tripp's advice. There is not "how to" or follow these "steps" and it will fix your family. Each chapter focuses on a gospel principle.

In the beginning of each chapter, he describes parenting scenario that will echo truth, make you laugh, and see how your in your struggles are VERY similar to many others.  I am reminded that we are walking our children through their own sanctification and it is not my job to change them, but the power and mercy of God. I am only half way through the book, but know I can fully recommended it to you. We all need a dose of reality. The reality of how God can intervene and rescue us (and our children) when we both feel helpless and weak. 


See the book description below and how you can win or purchase a copy!


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Winner will be chosen in one week on Friday October 28th.

About Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles that can Radically Change Your Family
In the midst of folding laundry, coordinating carpool schedules, and breaking up fights, many parents get lost. Feeling pressure to do everything “right” and raise up “good” children, it’s easy to lose sight of our ultimate purpose as parents in the quest for practical tips and guaranteed formulas.

In this life-giving book, Paul Tripp offers parents much more than a to-do list. Instead, he presents us with a big-picture view of God’s plan for us as parents. Outlining fourteen foundational principles centered on the gospel, he shows that we need more than the latest parenting strategy or list of techniques. Rather, we need the rescuing grace of God—grace that has the power to shape how we view everything we do as parents. Freed from the burden of trying to manufacture life-change in our children’s hearts, we can embrace a grand perspective of parenting overflowing with vision, purpose, and joy.





About Paul Tripp
Paul David Tripp is a pastor, author and conference speaker. He is the president of Paul Tripp Ministries and works to connect the transforming power of Jesus Christ to everyday life. This vision has led Paul to write 17 books on Christian living, produce 14 teaching series and travel around the world speaking at events. Paul's driving passion is to help people understand how the gospel of Jesus Christ speaks with practical hope into all the things people experience in this broken world.

Paul was born in Toledo, Ohio, and his parents had recently come to faith in Christ and were very excited about parenting as believers. Even though the Tripp's were committed to having daily family worship and attending church whenever the doors were open, Paul's family was not without significant struggle. God used these experiences to build in Paul a desire to see the Gospel applied to the realities of life in a fallen world.

Paul attended Columbia Bible College (now Columbia International University) and majored in Bible and Christian Education. He went on to receive his M.Div from the Reformed Episcopal Seminary and his D.Min in Biblical Counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary.

Throughout his life, Paul has planted a church, founded a Christian school, wrote worship songs and toured with a Christian band. He was a faculty member at the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF) for many years, a lecturer in Biblical Counseling at Westminster Theological Seminary, a Visiting Professor at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a pastor at Tenth Presbyterian Church.

Paul launched his own ministry in 2006. With a pastor's heart for pastors, he is also the Executive Director of The Center for Pastoral Life and Care.

He lives in Philadelphia and is hopelessly in love with his wife, Luella. They have four grown children.



In His Grace,


"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

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