Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My First Giveaway!!! The Spiritual Checkup for the 50-Something Woman: Ten Steps Toward Midlife Spiritual Health

Win a perfect Christmas or New Year's gift for yourself or a 50-something woman relative or friend, with a free copy of the The Spiritual Fitness Checkup for the 50-Something Woman: Ten Steps Toward Midlife Spiritual Health. As a bonus, you also will receive services from the author's editing business, King's Ransom Writing and Editing Service, for up to fifty pages of double-spaced manuscript (book, articles, etc.). With this giveaway, you will receive more than proofreading. Sharon also offers writing assistance, tips, points out bad writing habits, etc. It's a writing analysis as well as editing. This has a value of up to $350. But wait, there's more! You also will receive a special discount editing rate of fifty cents per page (Some editors charge $5 to $10 per page!) if you sign a full manuscript-editing contract with King’s Ransom. Quite the giveaway!

To enter, simply leave a comment below on or before January 14, 2011. A Winner will be chosen using Random.org on January 17, 2011

"God Loves Me More Than That" Book Review

"God Loves Me More Than That" by Dandi Daley Mackall is a cute children's book about the vastness of God's love.  It is filled with vibrant illustrations, and with only a sentence or two per page, is easy for a beginning reader to read.  It is a rhyme, so it is something children can remember and apply to their own personal lives and God's love for them.  This book is a welcome addition to our bookshelf,  although my children won't be receiving it until Christmas.  I am looking forward to my children opening this one on Christmas morning, and I think it would make a great addition to anyone's Christmas tree or bookshelf.

**Disclaimer**  I received this book from Waterbrook/Multnomah for review. No other compensation was received for this review.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Shutterfly Gift Ideas

I looove Christmas cards! I love to post them all over my walls, I love to get caught up with my friends and family via their Christmas cards.  I love when the cards have pictures on or in them.  I usually end up cutting them out and framing the pictures after Christmas so that I have pictures of friends and family on my walls, not just immediate family.  Giving the gift of pictures to my friends and family is what they appreciate most.  It takes time to put together the perfect Christmas card, and that is what many of us appreciate in a gift is the time it takes and the thought involved.

A link to shutterfly's Christmas card collection is here.  My favorite gift to give besides photo books is a wall calendar.  It is a gift that gives all year long. My parents absolutely loved theirs last year.  They are so inexpensive as well, that it is a gift most anyone can give.  A link to their calendars is here.

Another great idea is canvas wall art.  It is a way that you can share pictures with grandparents, parents, and relatives that they can easily display them.  They don't even need to be framed!

I hope this helps you come up with some holiday ideas!  Thank you shutterfly for making my Christmas gift giving a little bit easier!

I am receiving 50 free cards for doing this blog post. 

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Latest

What a month it has been so far.  My son had his first trip to the ER, (he's fine) which I consider a significant event, as my little boy will probably have many more of those!  He had impetigo, but it's mostly gone now. 

I started an in home day care, which has been more challenging than I could have imagined, but has helped me to be grateful for what I have, while relying on God for strength. 

My daughter is potty training, and can I just say stubborn???

I had another anniversary, 7 years! Yay us!  We haven't been able to celebrate yet, because we have been so busy, but I love my husband and am so grateful for the incredible man that he is.

I also had a birthday yesterday.  I told my friends I was boycotting my birthday, because I didn't want a big deal made out of it.  My husband bought me a cake on Sunday. Cold Stone!  Yummy.  But my birthday was a stressful day. I did have an incredible breakthrough with a friend, that made the day better, and my neighbor helped me make dinner, but I felt like my birthday needed a do-over. 

My husband made me my birthday breakfast today, so I decided to just declare this my birthday week, and try to get everything out of it I can, as far as love.  I don't need presents, just appreciate the love.

I am so blessed to have everything I do.  I love my friends and family, and appreciate the chance to vent...if anyone cares to listen! 

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Worthy Is The Lamb

This is a song I am working on with fellow song leaders for church. I love this song, so I wanted to share it with my followers.  It is a great song about Jesus, and makes me want to raise my hands in worship.