Thursday, September 24, 2015

ZooBoo Kids

(Disclosure:  I will receive complimentary admission to this event in return for my post.  All opinions are my own.)

Are you looking for a fun event for kids in the Tampa area?  Then ZooBoo Kids is the perfect place to take them.  My kids have never been to any of the Halloween scare events because I don't want them to be scared, but this looks like a fun non-scary event that my kids should really enjoy and I can't wait to take them!

What is ZooBoo?
It's an all new ZooBoo, just for kids!  Ideal for little boys and "ghouls" (age 11 & under), ZooBoo KIS is a Halloween treat for families.  Go batty with extended hours on select nights and "fright free" festivities like a trick-or-treat trail, corn maze, creepy critter encounters, friendly character appearances, fall photo opportunities, Halloween-themed games, festive seasonal decor and a Monster Mash dance party.  On designated days, guests can watch some of the Zoo's animals have a smashing good time too with pumpkin toss enrichments.  ZooBoo KIDS activities are included with paid Zoo admission or Zoo membership.  Visit LowryParkZoo for a schedule of events.

 Enjoy $3 off Zoo admission and spend the day visiting more than 1,000 animals on 56 acres of lush, natural habitats! Offer valid for up to 4 guests per original coupon presented.  Coupon not combinable with any other offers.  No cash value.  Valid only during daytime hours; not valid for special events.  Prices subject to change without notice.  Discount not applicable to AAA rates.  Expires 12/31/2015

Thursday, September 17, 2015

90 Minutes In Heaven *Giveaway*

(Disclosure:  I received this book in return for my honest opinion.  All opinions shared are my own.)

I love watching movies that tug at your heart.  I love real life, true stories.  It helps me to connect with the book and the storyline.  90 Minutes In Heaven is a great book to read.  I really can't wait to see the movie, which is out now!  The book is really good and I found it hard to put it down.  I love that it included color pictures in the book, it really helped me to identify with Don Piper.  The flow of this book was real easy to keep up with.  In this book, Don talks about his accident, going to Heaven and coming back, then goes on about recovery and life after this event.  After reading scripture for myself, I do have to wonder if what he saw is completely true.  I believe Heaven is so much more than we could put into human words.  So this book, I could see becoming a great tool to use for studying scripture for yourselfto find out what God says about Heaven.

I would love for you all to check out the official trailer below:

About the movie:

Pastor Don Piper died January 18, 1989 when a semi-factor truck crushed his car.  Declared dead by the first rescue workers to arrive on the scene, Don's body lay under a tarp for the next 90 minutes.  Don's soul, meanwhile, was experiencing love, joy, and life like he'd never known before.  Don was in Heaven.
When another pastor's prayers helped bring Don back to life, he became a living miracle!  yet this is one miracle Don wished never happened.  Heaven's bliss was replaced by excruciating pain and emotional turmoil.  With the support and prayers of his beloved Eva, their three kids, and friends near and far, Don clings to his faith in God and fights tot regain a semblance of his previous life.  The Piper family's incredible true story of perseverance and overcoming the challenges of life- and death- will bring hope and encouragement to all who see it.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

NIV Zondervan Study Bible

(Disclosure:  I received this bible in return for my honest opinion.  All opinions shared are my own.)

I have found an amazing study bible.  The NIV Zondervan Study Bible is a huge, information based study Bible that I was excited to receive.  When it arrived, I noticed how thick it was.  I love the maps that are in here.  It really helps me to picture where things happened.  I wouldn't carry this around to use at church or anything, because it is heavy, but it is a great resource to have at home for your own Bible studies!

About this Bible:
The NIV Zondervan Study Bible, featuring Dr. D.A. Carson as general editor, is built on the truth of scripture and centered on the gospel message.  An ambitious and comprehensive undertaking, Dr. Carson, with committee members Dr. T. Desmond Alexander, Dr. Richard S. Hess, Dr. Douglas J. Moo, and Dr. Andrew David Naselli, along with a team of over 60 contributors from a wide range of evangelical denominations and perspectives, crafted all new stud notes and other study tools to present a biblical theology of God's special revelation in the Scriptures.  To further aid the readers' understanding of the Bible, also included are full-cover maps, charts, photos and diagrams.  In addition, a single column setting of the Bible text provides maximum readability.

NIV Bible for Teen Girls

(Disclosure:  I received this Bible from BookLookBloggers in order to facilitate my review.  All opinions are my own.)

  This Bible is an awesome Bible to give to a daughter, but since I don't have a daughter, this Bible goes to a girl in my children's church group.  I love all the fun features this has to offer.  The additional content really speaks to a girls heart and that, I think, is a great aspect.  It helps to make Bible reading more fun and interesting.  The word size is just right.  This would make a wonderful gift for any teenage girl.  The cover of the Bible is amazingly beautiful.

About this Bible:
An all new inspirational daily reading Bible designed specifically for girls 13-18, in the popular NIV translation.  The NIV Bible for Teen Girls, designed specifically for girls 13-18, is for real teenage girls with real lives.  Packed with daily readings, highlighted promises of God, challenging insights, smart advice, and open discussion about the realities of life, this Bible is designed to help teen girls grown in faith, hope, and love.  The NIV Bible for Teen Girls is as sincere about your walk with God as you are, helping you discover his will for all areas of your life, including relating to your family, dealing with friends, work, sports, guys, and so much more.

Features Include:
Daily readings for teen girls by popular Christian female authors
Character Profiles of women in the Bible
Book Introduction for each book of the Bible
Highlighted Promises of God: verses worth remembering
Concordance for help in the finding verses

Friday, August 14, 2015

Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs

(Disclosure:  I received the following package from Influenster.  All opinions are my own.)

Living in Florida, it is shorts season pretty much all year round.  Some people are lucky enough with naturally tanned legs and some people (cough, cough) need a little work getting tanned.  The Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs works great!  I was sent a sample from Influenster to test out.  I am loving this product.  It is easy to get a nice, non-streaky, natural tan look while being moisturized.  This product has a nice scent which is not overwhelming and doesn't smell like tanning lotion.  I like that there are different shades to choose from and the light shade was just right for me.

About the product:

Now you can give your legs a makeover in seconds with out new Airbrush Legs.  No sun.  No salon.  No streaks.  Just flawless-looking, irresistible, sexy legs.  This lightweight leg makeup, enriched with Palmaria Extract, enhances coverage of freckles, veins and imperfections so legs look and feel silky, smooth and sexy.  Comes in 5 shades to match any skin tone.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Faithgirlz NIV Bible

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

Being a children's church leader, I think it is important for all the children to have a bible of their own.  The Faithgirlz Bible is great for the young ladies in my group!  This Bible is geared towards pre-teen and young teenaged girls.  The design is super cute.  The NIV is easy for them to read.  I love all the extras that are put into this Bible.  It really encourages girls to actually do more than read the Bible but to also apply it to their own lives!  It would make an amazing gift for any girl!

About the book:

This special binding of the Faithgirlz! Bible, NIV offers a trendy and unique magnetic closure.  Every girl wants to know she's totally unique and special.  This Bible says that with Faithgirlz! sparkle.  Through the many in-text features found only in the Faithgirlz! Bible, NIV girls will grow closer to God as they discover the journey of a lifetime.

Features include:
Book introductions- Read about the who, when, where, and what of each book
Dream Girl- use your imagination to put yourself in the story
Bring It On!- Take quizzes to really get to know yourself
Is There a Little (Eve, Ruth, Isaiah) in You?-See for yourself what you have in common
Words to Live By- check out these Bible verses that are great for memorizing
What happens Next- Create a list of events to tell a Bible story in your own words
Oh, I Get It!- Find answers to Bible questions you've wondered about.

What is your favorite book of the Bible?

7 Secrets to an Awesome Marriage

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

Marriage is tough.  It is also so worth it.  I have been married to the love of my life for over 10 years now and I love every moment of it.  Every marriage has its ups and downs and we should fight for our marriage and not give up the moment a problem comes up.  I believe that most marriages that end are because they choose to give up and not fight to stay together.  In this book 7 Secrets to an Awesome Marriage there is some really great advice here that helps you have a successful marriage.  There is also many real life stories throughout this book, which is my favorite part of books.  You really get to learn from these stories and they help you feel like you are not alone!  This would be great for someone who is newly married as a gift or to someone who is struggling in their marriage.

About this book:

This book offers real, practical, readable marriage advice from a Christian counselor who has worked with couples for thirty years.

Strong, successful marriages require hard work and a guide.  Dr. Kim Kimberling is that wise guide, and this book and its tools show wives and husbands how the kind of communication and intimacy that results in loving, lifelong marriages can be theirs.

Kimberling offers insights like connecting everyday in spite of what's in the way, learning how to fight in the right ways, stopping the insanity of doing the same thing over and over even when it isn't working, and finding that the best sex ever is well within the context of Christian marriages.

7 Secrets to an Awesome Marriage is filled with stories-stories of people who struggle and stories of people who struggle and win.

Marriage books are highly sought after and represent a strong felt need by consumers.  Marriages are in jeopardy as much as ever with nearly 50% ending in divorce.  The secrets in this book work and offer couples real hop and a template for change.

What advice would you give to a newly married couple?