Thursday, December 8, 2011

New Living Translation Giveaway

Run on over to facebook for a great giveaway that will be open until December 24th. I love Tyndale Publishing! Check out their website and great deals for holiday gifts too! Pictures by Tyndale Publishing

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Bzz Agent Has a Cool Program/I Get to Review a Cuisinart Smart Stick Hand Blender


Check out this new program that Bzz Agent has to offer called The Daily Bzz.  I am super excited about it and love testing products to see if they are worth you all investing in! You can join in too!  Go to to check this out and register yourself! Today's offer is a Cuisinart Smart Stick Hand Blender - 200W.

The versatile stick design of the Cuisinart Smart stick Hand Blender lets users blend ingredients right in pots, pitchers, bowls, or clear plastic beaker that's included. A powerful 200-watt motor operates with an easy one-touch control. Blends drinks, purees soup, mixes pancake and crepe batters in seconds! Both stainless steel blending shaft and beaker are dishwasher-safe. Perfect for making all of your delicious fall recipes!

Photo Credit: Cuisinart

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Book Review: Shattered: A Daughter's Regret (Secrets) by Melody Carlson

Shattered: A Daughter's Regret (Secrets)

This is a heart wrenching story about a choice a young girl makes and how it changes her life forever. Cleo makes some bad choices and decisions throughout the book. It is a raw view of her pain and the forgiveness that she needed to move on. Her relationship with her Dad and Aunt display how important we as adults are in teens lives. It is a great book about God's healing power and how to move on in life after a tragedy. Melody Carlson handles the subject of grief and guilt with truth and honesty. She shows the grace of God and His forgiveness in our lives in hard situations is key to a life free from the shackles of guilt. I recommend this book for older teen girls! It is also a great opportunity for a mom to read it with her daughter because it contains some serious subject matter that could open doors for some great conversation and teaching moments. It would also work great as a youth group book study for a small group of girls. I am going to use it with our high school teens someday. I would recommend this book fully!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from NavPress Publishers as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Book Review: Love Food and Live Well: Lose Weight, Get Fit, and Taste Life at its Very Best

This book covers everything you need to know about living a healthy, well-balanced life. Chantel tells us from experience the way to overcome our views of food and exercise while showing us practical ways to succeed at being healthy. I am pretty up on healthy living and I was impressed by her knowledge and thoroughness. Plus, I learned some new techniques and exercises. I especially loved ho much time she spent on educating about food and how our bodies digest, what types we need for energy, and a healthy attitude toward food itself. She relies on God and how He made us as a guide. She also shows us that relying on Him and His love is the center of our life and living it in a healthy manner. It is a cutting edge, thorough, and educating book that I would recommend to anyone.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Vocalpoint Has a New Sample


 Join Vocalpoint and receive a bag of Fresh Express Salad to sample.
Fresh Express® has developed a breakthrough, eco-friendly produce wash called Fresh Rinse that is 7x more effective in cleaning salads than traditional chlorine wash,1 but is still 
gentle on lettuce. It is environmentally friendly and acceptable for use as an organic product!
  • Environmentally friendly
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               and indicator for the level of microorganisms on a product)

    Acceptable for use on organic produce1Based on average reduction of bacteria (Total Aerobic Plate Counts, indicator for the level of microorganisms on aill send you a coupon for a free bag! Plus by signing up you will be in the email list to

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

No More Rack Continues to Amaze Me

One again the amazing company No More Rack has come up with another way to bring joy into my heart! They are offering you a $10 credit if you are new and sign up with them, no strings attached. Once you sign up, you have the opportunity to invite your friends and if they sign up, then you can earn some cool electronics. I have done this a few times with them and have received a Coach purse, an XOXO purse, Stilla makeup, and some jewelry. This is an honest, reputable company that also has some great deals on designer products. They offer 8 items every day at noon EST at great discounts with 24 hours to purchase. They sometimes sell out of an item so hurry there. Shipping and handling is always $2 for each item. Check it out!

Photo Credit: No More Rack

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

dELiA*s Clearance

dELiA*s is one of my daughter's favorite stores. I also can find some fun outfits to wear. Our closest one if Mall of America so I do a lot of shopping online! They are having a HUGE clearance sale right now!
Flip flops for $3.99, jeans as low as $9.99, and a sale of swimwear plus much more! Take a glance at these items HERE.

Photo Credit: dELiA*s

Philosophy Deals

I love the Philosophy Company! Right now you can receive up to 3 amazing gifts for purchasing their great products of body washes, creams, and other fun beauty items. The more you spend, the more you get!
 If you spend $25, you receive the Microdelivery Wash 2oz. Promo code: GIFT25
If you spend $50, you receive Grace Gel Trio along with the Microdelivery 2oz. Promo code: GIFT50
If you spend $100, you receive Optional Skincare Kit. GIFT100.
There are amazing product to check out and a fun facebook page.

Photo Credit: Philosophy

Monday, June 20, 2011

Charlotte Russe Has Cute Pumps on Sale

Charlotte Russe as you know is one of my favorite places to shop! Right now they have fun pumps for Buy 1 get 1 for $15. I love their shoes!
 Super Cute shoes at a great price! Plus, I was there the other day and got cami tank tops for $5! It is a great deal! They have new items all the time so check them out online and instore!

Photo Credit: Charlotte Russe

One Crazy Summer Already!

I have never been so busy in my life! Nor have I had more life changes in a small amount of time. I am working the two jobs as I mentioned before, about 55 hours together! All four kids are in summer basketball programs, football, and weight training. My husband resigned from his youth pastor job and is looking for a job (not in youth ministry for a bit. We need some healing time!) I graduated from college and passed the teaching exam! I almost have my license to teach in MI. (I live in WI. It is a long story!) It has been stressful but also humbling to remember that everything good comes from God and that although it may get tough, He has always provided for us! I am excited to have a break in the chaos to visit with you all again. I have missed my blogging friends:)

Monday, May 23, 2011

New Jobs and One Crazy Life

I just started a new job. I work at a preschool during the day and I have a new night job for the summer. During the last 2 weeks, I have had to work both! Needless to say, no deals came out of this blog because of it:) I will try to set you all up this week! Have a great end of the school year!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Victoria's Secret Free Beach Towel

 Victoria's Secret always has some sale, freebie, or amazing new product available! This time it is a free, pink Bombshell beach towel if you spend $75 online and in store! That might sound like a lot of money to spend but their products are worth it! I am in love with their Miraculous Bra! It really does give you two cup sizes more! Go to a store and have a fitting. It is not embarrassing at all and then you can find the perfect fitting bra for you! Plus, you can try on all of their bras to find what style fits you best! Another thing to know is that if you give your phone number and email address at checkout when asked, the company will send you more coupons for free undies and discounts on bras! If you sign up for the PINK NATION program, there are more freebies too!

The Semi-Annual Sale is coming but if you have an Angel Card, you get early access! Along with that you can get $10 off of a $60 purchase when you apply and a booklet full of freebies and deals, one for every month of the year! Check them out!

Today, 5/12/11, is the last day to get free shipping with the purchase of a full priced bra! Code: SHOPBRAS11

Photo Credit: Victoria's Secret

Aeropostale's Bulldog Sale Up to 70% Off

Aeropostale is having one of their Bulldog Sales! These are great because they cut the prices up to 70% off. Check out the prices above! There are also guys styles available. This is a great time to stock up on Summer clothes for the family! The sale is online and in stores.  Check it out!

Photo Credit: Aeropostale

American Eagle Sale

Select styles of T's and Tanks are on sale for $10 at American Eagle! I love their quality and style! This is online and in the store. Men's and Women's styles available. Check it out!

Photo Credit: American Eagle

Express 2 Hour Sale 11am-1pm 25%off purchase

Express has a 2 hour only sale today from 11am-1pm ET, 10am-12pm CT, 9am-11am MT, and 8am-10am PT. 25 % off your entire purchase. Check it out! I love Express but they can be pricey so the only way I can afford them is with a good sale. Click this LINK to check it out!

Photo Credit: Express

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Meeting Jolene Anderson

I spent this weekend, Mother's Day no less, is a gym watching my 12 year old daughter get beaten and bruised and loving every minute of it! She is a hardcore basketball player! I look at the stance that she takes on defense when the point guard from the other team is dribbling down the court. My thighs just hurt looking at it! But she is one tough chick and I love to watch her play! 

They came is third place, only getting beat by an 8th grade team (she is in 7th). It was awesome! My husband gets the privilege of coaching this amazing group of girls! He loves every minute of this! I never thought that I would see the day that he would coach a group of preteen, hormonal girls but he is great at it and they love him and more importantly, listen to him.

The girls also got to meet Jolene Anderson who just got signed to the WNBA team Chicago Sky. She spoke to the girls about working hard and never settling. Also about grades being important! She did a great job! Anderson played for University of Wisconsin and was the top scorer for boys and girls with 2,312 career points.

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Friday, May 6, 2011

dEliA*s 40% of Swimwear

I spend a lot of time shopping with teen girls because it is what they like to do and a great way to spend bonding with them! You can learn quite a bit from them while you are looking at the clearance rack:) One of the stores that they have introduced me to is dEliA*s. It is geared more for the preteen, teen, and young adult but us older women can tastefully find some nice items too!  They have great bathing suits that are tasteful and covering. They are having an online and catalog sale right now on their swimwear, dresses, and sandals.

Up to 40% off Swim
Up to 20% off Dresses
Up to 20% off Sandals
Free shipping and handling on orders over $25. Use the code DCFW25.
There is also a Design a Graphic Tee Contest.

Remember to read the fine print! And check out the rules on the web page and directions how to send in your entry.

Picture Credit: dEliA*s

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Charlotte Russe Cinco De Mayo Sale

I love it when stores celebrate the holidays, any holidays if it benefits me! Today is obviously Cinco De Mayo so Charlotte Russe is throwing a party! If you Spend $25 you receive $5 off! Just enter the promo CINCO online or use it in the store! It must just be automatic in the store because I don't see a printable coupon.
Fine Print: Valid 5/5/11 only and one discount per person.

Also, Shoes are buy 1 get 1 for $15
Tribal Goddess Collection
Accessories starting at $4
Clothes starting at $12.50

They get new items all the time and have some online exclusives! Check it out!

Photo Credit: Charlotte Russe

Express Sale

I love Express! They always have great sales and coupons! Plus, you can earn gift cards for Express or hundreds of other stores by signing up with I currently have a $25 one to use so I am super excited that they put a new coupon on the website.

This one is for $30 off of a $75 purchase until Saturday! Express allows you to use this coupon in store and online. Here is the printable Coupon. Use the Promo Code 1343 online.

Buy 1 get 1 50% off shorts
Buy 1 get 1 50% off tees and tanks
Buy 2, get 1 free tees and tanks
Tops 30% off
Swim 40% off
Crops, Jeans, and Leggings are buy 1 get 1 for 50% off
Panties, 4 for $24

Here is what I am getting. :)

Photo Credit: Express

Aeropostale Sale

It is no surprise that I love to shop! I love to get a great deal when I shop more! I only have one girl and we enjoy scoping out these deals together! My husband is so thrilled that I have trained her well (note the sarcasm). We use the line that we need time to bond, I don't think that he is buying it anymore but he goes along with it. He gives us our limit and sends us off knowing that we will return with deals and a caffeine high from Gloria Jeans! Aeropostale is one of our favorites! Here is the current special. Click on this Link or the picture to check it out!
The sale is buy one get one free graphic tees and shorts! I don't know about you but I am more than ready for some shorts! The weather in Wisconsin has other ideas! Maybe purchasing them will help us feel better about it! Buy one get one free is a great deal! Both guy's and girl's styles.

There is also a sale for 80% off certain items. There are a ton! Click on this Link for that sale! Jeans for $9.99 and some shirts for $5.99.

Photo Credit: Aeropostale

Thursday Hop

I haven't done a ton of posts because it has been a crazy and not so great week! I promise to make up for that this weekend!

Hop Away!

Twitter Hop

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Love the Blog Hop That Got Me Started Wednesday!

I always look forward to Wednesdays because of the Blog Hop, Skip, and Jump.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Follow Me Back Tuesday

I know that a blog can't be successful without people to follow and I know that I love following other blogs so follow each other back people:)

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Family Christian Store's Door Busters May 3-8, 2011

Family Christian Store has been around since I was a little girl, a long time ago:) I love them! They have great sales, products, and resources.  I think that we need more stores that point us to Christ! This week they have $5 and 50% off Door Busters.  Inspirational movies, books, and music are just a few of the items on sale. Francesca Battistelli is one of my favorite artists with great lyrics and fun songs. There are some great Mother's Day gift ideas and one's that I would like to drop hints that I would love my family to buy me:) HINT HINT FAMILY! Sign up for their emails and get coupons on top of that! I got a 25% off one this month. Plus, every month they have great $5 deals for members, a free program where you get a punch card that if you spend a certain amount, you get 50% off your order or a product. Check it out! The sale goes from May 3-8, 2011. This is in-store and online!

Photo Credit: Family Christian Store

TaDa E-Gift Card for $50 for $25

TaDa is just one of the many great discount group sale sites. This one is newer to me but this deal is pretty good. There are some nice products and I don't know about you but as I grow older, the more interested I am in great skincare products. Check out Skinterra before you purchase the gift card.
I love to read the fine print to make sure what my boundaries are with the deal!

• E-gift card does not expire
• May be combined with one other promotional/shipping code
• May not be combined with previously acquired gift cards
• E-gift card is reusable and does retain value
• E-gift card is not returnable and may not be redeemed for cash
• Free Priority Mail (2-3 days) shipping on orders $50 or more
• Unopened and unused products may be returned for a full refund within 30 days of purchase; opened products may be exchanged or receive store credit within 30 days as long as the container is at least half full

Photo Credit: Skinterra and TaDa

Monday, May 2, 2011

Review of the book Goodbye, Hollywood Nobody: A Novel by Lisa Samson

I am a youth leader at our church for 6th grade to 12th grade girls. I thought that it would be fun to read this book because I am always interested in finding good, clean books for teen girls to read that are relevant to the culture in which they live. This book did just that!  It is the fourth and final book in a series. I would like to go back and read the first through third books because although she did a great job at explaining the past events, I was still lost a few times. It was an easy read and had a lot of great encouragement and lessons for young girls and adults. One of those lessons was that God can help you love anyone because on our own, we can't. The main character Scotty is an amazing young girl whose has obviously gone through many trials in her young life. She is a junior in high school but she has the wisdom of an older girl. She is faced with the trials of loss, dating, and loving the unlovable. She learns lessons in kindness, loving someone enough to let them go, and control. I loved this book! I would totally recommend it to a teen girl and her mom for reading!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from NavPress Publishers as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opionions I have wxpressed are my own. I am in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision's 16 CR, Part 255; "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Photo Credit: Amazon

NatureLuxe Product Review

This is my first Bzz Agent Review! I am so excited! About 2 weeks ago I received a free NatureLuxe Silk Foundation and  Lip Gloss from Covergirl Cosmetics!
     I immediately put them to use. I am not a big fan of foundation for my face because I have huge pores (such a joy) and the makeup often clogs them and creates chaos for my skin. I gave it a try anyways because I am always looking for new product and I am optimistic every time! I first noticed that the foundation was very light and easy to apply, even over my crater pores. It covered nicely and latest all day long with out disappearing with my oily skin. I tried it for the whole 2 weeks and not once did my skin break out! Woo Hoo! My 12 year old daughter loves it too! I had to buy Kathryn her own with the coupons that they gave to me so that I could stop hiding mine! I gave the other coupons to my friends and to the teens that hang at my house. $1 is great when it comes to make-up.
     I also love the lip gloss that they gave me to try! I usually wear it over my lipstick to keep it moist cause I hate crusty lipstick! Eww! When I do this, my lips can get too shiny and all I see in the mirror is wet lips but the NatureLuxe lip gloss is shiny but not overbearing. It keeps my lips moist all day and I don't lose it all on my coffee cup! It goes on smoothly with out removing my lipstick! The colors are translucent and you can wear it alone for a nice, natural look. Love it! Nice job Covergirl! Give it a try people! Visit to check it out! Also check out Bzz Agent to see if you would like to be part of their reviewing team! It is fun!

Picture Credit: Covergirl

Monday Nicole's Random Blog Hop

This is such a great way to meet other bloggers and to see how amazing their blogs are:)

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Saturday Blog Hops!

Thanks to all that follow:)

Saturday Shopping!!

Saturday is the best shopping day! With our four kids in sports, church activities, and school demands a day off to go shopping with my kids is relaxing! I know that sounds weird, but I love it! We make games out of it! I give each kid $10 and they go and see what they can get for that much, nothing over and have a show and tell! They love it! I put a few stipulations on it! It has to be something that they will use or give to someone else as a gift. No junk! I hate waste:)
Thank God for the Internet where you can shop at home in your jammies if you feel exhausted like I do today and I just want to have a "cave day" where I hunker down with my family and we do nothing but read, play games, and hang out together!

Here are some of the shopping deals for the weekend!

Victoria's Secret  Today is the last day to use your Secret Angel Cards. Use it online or in the store! Find out if they are worth $10, $50, $100, or $500! Check out this Link for all the sale items.

Bath and Body Works  Today, April 30, 2011, is the Americas Biggest Fragrance Event in stores and online. Get a free tote and full size Into the Wild Body Lotion with the purchase of any Signature Collection Purchase. In store from 1-5pm and online all day. Plus in store, they will have fun events to partake in:)  

Aeropostale   Has a 25% off coupon on your entire purchase that you can print for in store or use online. They also have plenty of items on sale. use the code SPR2011 at checkout.

Pac Sun  Get $10 off of a purchase of $25 or more. Again, online or in store. Use the coupon code 10WITH25 for online or print the online coupon. Plus, free shipping on Friday and Saturday! This is a great deal!  Go to this Link for the coupon.You get for of them:)

I am in search of more and will blog them to you as I find them! Happy shopping!                  

Thursday, April 28, 2011

A Thursdy Blog!

I love meeting other bloggers!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wednesday Blog Hop, Skip, and Jump Again! Love it!

Today was a busy day of training at work so I didn't jump on board until late! Better late than never, as my dad always said:)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


If you haven't tried it yet, you need to at least once! I love it! I have gotten Ebay gift certificates for half price, Barnes and Noble for more than half price, and Bath and Body Works for half price. If you live in a bigger city, they have great local deals on restaurants, salons, and other attractions! Check it out at this Link. Today there is an Internet deal for the Body Shop for $20 you can get a $40 gift certificate. Make sure that you read the fine print to discover how they deal with shipping and handling or other issues!
Photo Credit: Groupon

A Current Blog Hop :)

Again, I love these blog hops for getting to know other bloggers! You guys are helping me to become a better me:)

Tuesday's Blog Hop

Bath and Body Works Bag April 26

       As I mentioned in an earlier posting, the amazing bag with $100 of product goes on sale online only today. With any $40 purchase, you can get this great bag for $20. Not only is the bag cute, there is a ton of items inside! The bag comes with a detachable coin purse and measures 16 1/2" X 6 1/4" X 12". Go to this Link to check it out!
  • Full Size Country Chic Shower Gel (10 oz.)
  • Full Size Country Chic Body Lotion (8 oz.)
  • Full Size Country Chic Fragrance Mist (8 oz.)
  •  Travel Sized Coconut Mango Body Lotion (2 oz.)
  • Anti-Bacterial Gentle Foaming Hand Soap (8.75 oz.) in Fresh Lavender
  •  PocketBac Hand Sanitizer in Fresh Picked Strawberries
  • Red Glitter PocketBac Holder
  • Pink Flower Wallflower Starter
  • Wallflower Single Refill in Hydrangea
  • Gauze Sponge
  • Please note: Tote offer is not combinable with any other shipping or percentage/dollar off promotion. Gift Cards, Gift Wrap Services, Taxes and Shipping & Handling charges do not qualify toward minimum purchase requirement.

  • Photo Credit: Bath and Body Works

    Moolala! A New Reward/Deal Site

    Check out this new reward and deal site. I love that they have deals for my area! Plus, if you are part of signing up your friends, you get a bonus! Haven't figured it all out yet but it is worth your viewing and checking it out!
    Go to this Link and see what it is about:)

    Monday, April 25, 2011

    To-the-Top Tuesday

    I love the blog jumps, hops, and to the tops! Can't wait to meet you all!

    To-the-TOP Tuesday