We took our first road trip as a family last week. It was a great trip and so many new memories were created. The kids did pretty well considering the long drive. We drove up a long, windy road and reached our cabin. It was so beautiful and peaceful. And the wrap around porch overlooked such breathtaking views.
Month: June 2015
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Do you love bread as much as I do? Bread is definitely a staple in our home, but I always try to opt for the healthiest I can find. My family isn’t always a big fan of my choices. However, this past week, I swapped out our usual bread and tried Oroweat Healthfull Flax and Sunflower. And guess what? The whole family loved it!
Each morning for breakfast, the kids and I usually have toast with peanut and honey, along with my smoothie. But this week, I was craving a childhood favorite – toast with melted butter, sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. So that’s what I had! And it was so yummy on Oroweat.
I also got a little creative with the kid’s snack time. They thought it was so fun that I created food art for them. They couldn’t wait to get their hands on it and their new bread! I cut a heart out of their bread, surrounded it with bananas, made an arrow with quinoa sticks and a smile out of chocolate chips.
So what’s so great about Oroweat? It’s made with 100 percent whole grain flour, no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives and just 80 calories. I’m so happy that we found a bread that is healthy and the whole family loves!
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Disclosure: I wrote this post on behalf of Deserving Health and received promotional items to thank me for my time. All opinions regarding Deserving Health and their products are my own and were not influenced by other products.
Big C has been begging me for bubbles at bath time. I look every where I go to find bubble bath that is safe and natural, but can never find one that I’m okay with. As a mom, I want to protect my children’s precious skin. Even if that means I have to forgo the fun, but dangerous bubble baths. I usually end up pouring some natural body wash under the running bath water, but it just isn’t the same.
Deserving Health, a natural and organic skin care company, provided Big C with special bubble bath of her own. And she loves it! Her creativity pops out as she submerges herself in the fluffy bubbles.
Not only did Deserving Health send Big C a surprise, they were sweet enough to think of Little M, too. He received Baby Specialty Cream to protect his soft, delicate skin from diaper rash, eczema, rashes and hives. This cream cream is so light and easily absorbed.
Just like the bubble bath, this specialty cream contains natural and organic ingredients to protect baby’s skin. Little M has not had any major skin irritations (knock on wood), but my mind will be at ease if he does, knowing that I have something safe to protect his skin.
Purchase It: You can purchase the same specialty cream Little M received for $29.95 at Deserving Health.
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“Mommy, what’s a miracle?” Big C asked as I tucked her in at night. I knew exactly how to explain it. I knew this was the perfect time to share her testimony. “A miracle is when God works in extraordinary ways,” I told her. “Like the miracle God worked through you!”
When Big C was a few weeks old, she was diagnosed with Bacterial Spinal Meningitis. She was admitted into All Children’s Hospital, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, where she was cared for during her month long stay. Against all odds, Big C was healed by the doctors, nurses and other hospital staff, through the healing hands of God.
Even though it’s been over 4 years, her story still brings tears to my eyes. When others (including her doctors) look at her and hear her story, they stand in awe. My daughter isn’t the only one who has received blessings from Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. They help millions of children every year!
Walmart and Pampers are donating $200,000 to CMNH in June of 2015! Visit Walmart.com/cmnh for more information and to make your own donation. Your support will help provide 32 million patient visits for 10 million kids every year.
One in ten kids in North America is treated by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals each year. Every day, member hospitals treat 16,000 children in emergency rooms. Every hour, member hospitals provide surgery for 97 children. U.S. member hospitals provided $3.4 billion in charity care in 2012.
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Little M explores everything! He loves beautiful sounds and bright colors. So fun books like Noah’s Noisy Zoo is perfect for him. It was definitely created with little babies and toddlers in mind.
Noah’s Noisy Zoo is a beautiful board book with pop out pictures that allows parents and caregivers to make fun animal noises with their kiddos. There is a surprise with every turn of the page. This book is a great introduction to the story of Noah’s Ark.
What a wonderful gift for birthdays, baby showers or anytime! You can get the Noah’s Noisy Zoo for $9.99. Stay connected with Tommy Nelson on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for all their latest products and deals!
My favorite gifts are the handmade kind. I enjoy creating gifts for family members, especially when I can get Big C to help. I’m not very crafty, so I always try to find something simple. Last year, Big C and I created this.
With Father’s Day right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to keep the tradition going and create a similar one. We used this questionnaire to guide us. Happy Father’s Day 2015!!!
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Summer is here! And that means pool parties, memories and girls who grill. Yes, that’s me pretending I know what I’m doing at the grill with the yummiest and healthiest hotdogs from Applegate.
- Applegate Natural Beef Hotdogs
- Sir Kensington’s Ketchup and Mustard
- Vermont Bread Company Natural Buns
- Applegate Cooler Bag
- Applegate “You Grill, Girl” Apron
- Applegate Grilling Mitt
- Meat Thermometer
- Applegate Bandanas and hair accessory tutorial
- Applegate Hotdog Boats
Disclosure: I wrote this post on behalf of Tommy Nelson and received a promotional item to thank me for my time. All opinions regarding Tommy Nelson and Bedtime Devotions with Jesus are my own and were not influence by other sources.
My top priority as a mom is to raise God loving children. I try to incorporate His love for us throughout the day. We listen to worship music in the car, we say our prayers at meal times, and show forgiveness to others or say sorry when we have hurt others. Then Big C and I end the day by curling up in bed and reading a devotional together.
A couple of weeks ago, we finished reading Duck Commander Devotions for Kids. So I was very pleased to see that we had another beautiful devotional on the way! This week, we received Bedtime Devotions with Jesus written by Johnny Hunt.
This day by day devotional includes prayers, life lessons, and devotions written by pastors, pastor’s wives, children’s ministries and other church leaders. In this devotional, you’ll find God’s word in simple language and teddy bear illustrations. It teaches children ages 4 – 8 the importance of spending time with God, daily.
You can purchase the same devotional Big C has for $13.59 or make a Kindle purchase for $9.99. Don’t forget to stay connected with Tommy Nelson on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for all their latest products and discounts!