Saturday, July 1, 2017

A Summer Surprise Party! (Sponsored Post)


Walmart Cottonelle
Sponsored Post: This post is sponsored by Cottonelle, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

My oldest is going to be eight years old in a few days! Many of you know we have moved back to the states after our adventure in Panama, but many of you don't know that we actually changed states as well. We are about a nine hour car drive from where we used to live, and also from where my sister-in-law and her family live. My boys have always been close to their cousins, and it has been hard to be so far from them. All my oldest was asking for was to be able to see his cousins for his birthday. My sister-in-law is amazing, and they are actually driving up this week to surprise him! Her and my mother-in-law have been planning a surprise birthday party, and I can't wait to see his face!

Cottonelle

All of this got me thinking though. I had to make a trip to Walmart to make sure we have everything we need for when they come visit. We are doing a BBQ party, so I made sure to have my shopping list include buns, meat, snacks, drinks, napkins, plates and condiments. There was one thing I forgot though: the toilet paper.

Cottonelle

I strolled down the toilet paper aisle, and was happy to see that there is a Mega Roll pack available from Cottonelle. This pack includes 12 Mega Rolls that have 380 sheets per roll, and the 12 pack is the equivalent to 48 regular rolls of toilet paper. This means less changing of the roll! It also still has the Clean Ripple Texture on every sheet, so your family is still getting the comfort they need.

Cottonelle

Cottonelle

The next thing I did, was open my Ibotta App on my phone. You all know I love saving money at the grocery store! There was a rebate for purchasing Cottonelle, so I made sure to add this into my cart!

Ibotta

I felt very patriotic walking through my local Walmart. There were red, white, and blue balloons on all of the aisles and displays to celebrate the fourth of July. I also noticed there were several signs that showed Walmart is now doing online grocery pickup. My friends at small group the other day were just talking about this, and how they love avoiding the checkout lines, bringing in a tired child to the store, and how the Walmart employees actually bring out your groceries to your car! Have you all tried this yet? I am definitely going to be trying this the next time I need to make a trip to Walmart.

Walmart Grocery pickup

Walmart Grocery pickup

When I got home, the first thing I did was to make sure I had all the bathrooms stocked up with Cottonelle toilet paper. I then put all my groceries away, and am now starting to get the house ready for our family to visit! We are so excited! Thanks for stopping by to read our story! I will have an update soon as to how my son's birthday party went!

Cottonelle

Blessings,

Kelly

Linqia

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

ZappLight (Review)

ZappLight

Disclosure: I received a complimentary product from ZappLight in exchange for a honest review. 

ZappLight

It is that time of year. Kids off of school for the summer, longer days of sunshine, BBQ, 4th of July fireworks, and that one pesky little critter...the mosquito. Living on a lake doesn't make it easy to keep away from these insects. My sons and I all have horrible skin reactions when we get bit by these bugs, so I am always looking for a way to help us combat them especially in the summer. I can't tell you how excited I was when I learned about ZappLight.

 ZappLight
 
The ZappLight is a light that can be used inside or outside, and plugs into any light fixture. It uses an LED light to light up your home, while also using a blue UV light that attracts insects and then zaps them in in the bug zapping grid. This light bulb covers 500 square feet of space and is also energy efficient. It is easy to clean, and I like how it doesn't have any chemicals or sprays with fumes so I feel like this is a very safe product to use for my family.

Zapplight

We received the Signature ZappLight, but there are many different products to choose from. If you check out their products page, it gives you options to choose from different designs and even colors to get the right light for your house and family. This product is also available in many different countries such as the U.S., Canada, Japan, Germany and Brazil just to name a few. 

ZappLight

My family and I really enjoyed reviewing this product, and how it is helping keep our house bug free for the summer. To learn more about this awesome product, please visit ZappLight or on their social medias below:

ZappLight

Blessings,
Kelly
#sponsored #zapplight #summer

Monday, April 3, 2017

ONCE UPON A TIME HOLY BIBLE and ONCE UPON A TIME STORYBOOK BIBLE (REVIEW)

 
Once Upon a Time Holy Bible
Disclosure: I received a complimentary Once Upon a Time Holy Bible and Once Upon a Time Storybook Bible from Zonderkidz, through FlyBy Promotions in exchange for a honest review.
 
Have you ever noticed, that all the great stories start with Once Upon a Time? I was beyond excited when I saw the Once Upon a Time Holy Bible and Once Upon a Time Storybook Bible available from Zonderkidz.  Children love not only the happy endings, but also the heroes and of course the princesses in fairy tales. I thought what a great idea to introduce the concept of the Bible to young children, in this beautifully illustrated Bible and Bible Storybook. The best part of this, is teaching your children that the tales in these books are real and true. There was a Queen who was named Esther, and a young boy named David who fought a Giant. It is also material brought to you by Zonderkidz, which is a trusted name to me when it comes to purchasing Biblically accurate products.
 
Once Upon a Time Bible

 Once Upon a Time Holy Bible introduces your children to some great characters in the Bible, and also the Word of God. It is brought to you in the New International Reader's Version (NIrV) translation, and is actually the full Bible and highlights six wonderful stories of the Bible on 24 gorgeously illustrated pages. I was extremely happy about this. We didn't have a translation of this type of Bible in our house yet, and I was impressed it was the full translation. My oldest child, who is eight claimed this Bible immediately and now brings it to church with him every Sunday. 

Once Upon a Time Bible
 
Once Upon a Time Storybook Bible introduces your children to 33 stories in the Bible, and they are all brought to them with not only beautiful color illustrations, but also with scripture and with a takeaway at the end of each story. The takeaway offers a short summary and reflection of the story, and also references the scripture to read. The stories come from both the Old and New Testament.
 
Once Upon a Time Storybook Bible

 
Both of my sons really enjoy reading this book before bed. The stories are colorful and exciting, and perfectly long enough for a short read before bed. The stories offer hope, love and heroism that show what can happen when you put your faith and trust in the Lord. It is a great lesson to teach your children, and also to reaffirm in ourselves.

Once Upon a Time Storybook Bible

My family and I would all highly recommend this Bible and Bible Storybook. My husband and I were impressed with the Biblical accuracy of these products, and my sons loved the stories and all the pictures. We think it would make a phenomenal addition to any family or church library. I think it would be a fantastic product for a children's Sunday School teacher, a wonderful gift on Easter, or a gift just because. Spending quality time reading the Bible with your children and having fun with them, while enjoying these true stories, I think it is the best gift of all.
 
Once Upon a Storybook Bible

To find out more about this amazing Bible and Storybook Bible, please visit Zonderkidz.
 
FlyBy Promotions

 
Blessings,
 
Kelly
 
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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Abandoned Faith (Book Review)

 Abandoned Faith
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of Abandoned Faith: Why Millennials Are Walking Away and How You Can Lead Them Home from Tyndale Blog Network, in exchange for a honest review.

Abandoned Faith: Why Millennials Are Walking Away and How You Can Lead Them Home is an incredible book that I think every parent needs to read, regardless of how old their children are. It is a book designed for parents of Millennials; people born between 1980 and 2000. I felt this book could reach every parent on all levels. It is a Focus on the Family book, and written by both Alex McFarland and Jason Jimenez. These two authors share their research and conversations had with Millennials and their parents, as well as interviews with top Christian leaders who have worked with Millennials and their families. It discusses how children brought up in the church, are walking away from their faith and also the struggles these Millennials face. It discusses the distractions, such as technology, and also what happens when children step away from home for the first time. It is also a book that gives parents of these Millennials, the Millennials themselves, and their families hope.

This book was hard to put down. I initially wanted to review it, because I have many friends and family who have either walked away from church or have not had an interest in wanting to attend church. I wanted to know the reasons as to why this would be. This book is extremely honest. It has us as parents, look at ourselves and how we live our lives, and what we model for our children. I am a Millennial since I was born within the dates listed above, and I remember as a child being told, "Do as I say, and not as I do." The problem with this expression is, a child is going to model what their parent does, or go out of their way to not model their behavior. I feel like kids born today, see right through this. If you as a parent do something, they of course are going to model you. This doesn't mean we as parents are supposed to live without breathing or without mistakes, but we need to make life realistic and balanced so that our children can live this way as well.

Abandoned Faith addresses much of the guilt that parents beat themselves up over. Many parents may not have been Christians during their child raising years, or maybe struggled with their own issues as they were raising their children. Ultimately, this may have led to their children walking away from the church as an adult. I know this is a big problem in the church and one that is not discussed, but this book sheds light on that and offers hope. It stresses the power and importance of prayer, but also forgiveness. Whether it is forgiving yourself, your parents, or your children, I can't tell you how healing this book was to read.

I would definitely recommend this book to any parent, or any church leader. There are so many amazing stories and testimonies, and ideas on how to bring Millennials back to the church. I think the most emphasized way, was modeling Christ in us.  It is not just about going to church on Sunday. It is about loving others and staying strong in our faith, and living that out everyday. If we can model that for ourselves, our children, and others, I think we will see many of these Millennials return to church. 




Blessings,

Kelly

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