Thursday, August 25, 2016

Greater releases 8/26

(Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post.  All opinions, though, are my own.)

As we start another school year, we face many hurdles in our lives that may hinder reaching our goals and dreams.  This year, my oldest son starts middle school.  His elementary years were tough for him.  My goal for him this year is simply for success!  Success in his friendships.  Success in his academics.  Success in his extracurricular activities.  How are we going to reach this goal?  By pushing onward.  Our family has found an amazing Bible verse to use this school year and I want to share it with you all. 1 Corinthians 9:24: Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize?  Run in such a way as to get the prize.   

These are the ways that we are encouraging him:

**We want him to do everything to the best that he can so that he can be successful and overcome every obstacle that he is faced with.  
**We want good christian friends for him to surround himself with so he is encouraged to do what is right always.
**We want him to find an elective or extra-curricular activity that he desires to do and help him to learn it and enjoy it.

There is an amazing movie that comes out August 26th that is a true story about being achieving a goal in life and overcoming obstacles.  That movie is called Greater. 

Greater is an inspirational movie based on the life of Brandon Burlsworth.  Brandon had one dream- to play for the Arkansas Razorbacks.  Unfortunately, Brandon was a clumsy player who lacked the physical prowess to make the team.  He was written off by coaches and teased by his fellow teammates.  Undeterred, Brandon continued to show-up for practice.  He woke up before anyone else and worked harder than anyone else, until his determination paid off.  Not only was he given an opportunity to walk-on and play football-he became one of the greatest players on the field, and was drafted to the Indianapolis Colts.  Greater comes out August 26th.  Here is the trailer:

Tell me a goal that you have this school year either for yourself or your child.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Cave Tools Meat Claws

(Disclosure:  I received this product in order to facilitate my review.  All opinions shared are my own.)

I have found my favorite Cave Tools item.  The Meat Claws are simply the best addition to my kitchen supplies.  They are not necessarily just for BBQ.  I use them when I need shredded chicken, pork or roast in my weekly recipes.  I used to use 2 forks to get it done, but I have now replaced it with these meat claws that have 6 prongs each and work in half the time and I love it!  The claws are sharp and you can put store them in a drawer because they take up such little room.  Easy to wash them with a soapy sponge and let air dry them, though you can clean them in the dishwasher.  They are heavy duty which will be great for any type of meat you need shredded.  They feel very durable in your hands.

Shredded Chicken in seconds

Every cook needs a good set of meat claws, so pick up your quality set from Cave Tools.  Stop by Amazon and use this code to get 15% off: MEOY47SI 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Getting Crafty!

Well, I am on my 3rd week of my Social Summer Blogging Challenge and this weeks post is about being crafty.  Now, I know that everyone has Pinterest and you are all inspired to do something crafty.  Whether they are Pinterest Fails or not, you got crafty and I want to see everyones craftiness.  The craft that I did, I'm sure is online somewhere, but I wasn't inspired to do it from that.  I came up with my own idea. 

 Since we were making a cross country move from Florida to Michigan, I wanted to do something fun with my kids.  In each state we passed through I had my kids each grab some dirt.  Then when we finally reached our destination, I put it all in a decorative bottle with some colored ribbon.  It is such a beautifully simple project that has lots of memories.  

The dirt are from the following states going from the bottom to the top:

North Carolina

What is your favorite craft project that you have done?

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

My favorite thing

We are on our 2nd week of our Summer blogging challenge and the topic this week is "My Favorite Thing".   Now I know that everyone has at least one thing that is their favorite.  A lipstick, book, drink, bag?   Something you can't leave home without it.  I'll tell you mine if you tell me yours ;)

Having kids, there are always moments that you want to remember forever.  They grow up too fast.  They do amazingly cute things.  They get more and more handsome.  My favorite thing to keep around with me is my camera.

I love taking my camera just about everywhere we go.  I get to capture so many memories no matter where we are.  I love taking pictures not only of my kids but of nature. 
Smokey mountains

pretty yellow flower

simply amazing


I am not the best photographer out there but it is my hobby and I love doing so!

So what about you?  What is your favorite thing?

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

ZURU Bunch O Balloons deal

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Inspirational People

(Disclosure: I will be compensated for this post, all opinions are my own regardless of that.)

In a time when there is so much hate in this world, it is more important now than ever to focus on the good stuff.  The inspirational stuff.  Everyone should take a moment and think about someone who has inspired them in any way.  I will tell you about a lady that inspires me:

At my previous church, my pastor's wife really inspires me to be the best wife, mom, and woman of God that I could be.  She encouraged me when I felt like I was failing.  She loved me with her kind words and actions.  She spent time with me and my children.  At a church where there is many, she makes time for everyone.  She helped me study the Bible.  Even though I have moved far away from her, distance does not matter.  She still checks up on me.  I am inspired to find a young lady to encourage along her parenting journey as I had a mentor.

Born This Way is going into its second season and it premiers Tuesday July 26th on A & E Network.  This show chronicles the lives of a group of young adults born with Down Syndrome as they pursue their passions while defying society's expectations.  The series also follows their parents who share their own journey of joy, sacrifice, and unconditional love.

Click here to meet Rachel.  She is one of the beautiful ladies featured on Born This Way!

Watch the trailer:

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Who inspires you?