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Motivate Your Child - Just Released!

Hey neighbors! I have a really informative book to share with you!  It is called Motivate Your Child , by Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller.  They are the founders of the National Center for Biblical Parenting .  I know many of you may be thinking, "Another parenting book", but this is not just a parenting book, this book helps you learn how to build internal motivation in your child. How many times have you just done their chore, or picked up after them because it was easier than, nagging, I mean reminding?  In this book you will learn ways to change your way of thinking as well as your child's.  The book will not produce instant, miraculous changes, but as you change your thinking and responses, your child will too. Wouldn't it be great to have children who can do what they need to without being told?  You need to reach your child's conscience and then encourage them to allow their conscience to help them overcome their personal weaknesses.

Two Sister's Southern Gospel Gazette!

Hello Neighbors! I just want to do a short post about a new blog, Two Sisters' Southern Gospel Gazette , my sister and I just started!  We will be posting Southern Gospel concert reviews, interviews, and just little tidbits about our favorite artists.  Here is a little bit about the blog and about us. Two Sisters' Southern Gospel Gazette is run by two sisters, Modesty and Mercy, who have been listening to Southern Gospel Music since they were quite young.  They both really appreciate SGM and the artists and want to share their love for it!   So if you are even slightly interested in Southern Gospel Music or want to learn more about it go check out Two Sisters' Southern Gospel Gazette . We are also doing a giveaway on the blog right now, 6 different cds, each winner will receive ONE cd.  If you have a question you want to ask us you can contact us there!  If there is anyone you would like to see featured on our blog, please contact us or leave a comment.  Thank yo

Purity. Organic Fruit Juices! #Giveaway #FoodieFriday

Our family loves fruit juices. Orange and grape juice are probably at the top of the list of favorites, but I enjoy trying new flavors as well. One thing that I try to look for is pure, natural juices without all the added sugar. Juices that are actually good for you, not just sugar water with artificial fruit flavor added in! When I discovered Purity. Organic Juices, I was thrilled. They have a great selection of different flavors, as well as super juices, coconut waters, and even fruit-flavored teas! I received a box with a variety of Purity. Juices; Strawberry Paradise, Apple, Kale-Coconut Water-Apple-Spinach Superjuice, Orange-Carrot-Turmeric-Mango Superjuice, and a Coconut Water. The first beverage I tried was the Strawberry Paradise. I'm a huge fan of raspberry and blackberry lemonade, so I knew this Strawberry Lemonade would be great-and it was! That was no surprise, but I was surprised at how good simple apple juice can be when it's made right. I've never b

Mike and Ike Two Popular Retro Flavors

Hey neighbors! I am sure many of you remember the Mike and Ike candies from your childhood days.  They have just released two of their retro flavors that will only be available for a short time, so of course I had to share this with you. My family os actually divided over which of the two flavors they like best.  The first is Root Beer Float, and yes, everyone agrees it actually tastes like root beer float.  The second is Cotton Candy.  Several members of the family think Root Beer Float is hands down the best flavor, while my other sweet tooth children, believe the Cotton Candy is the sweetest tasting! I do have to add that our kitten and one Sheltie liked them too!  No, we did not give them to them on purpose, but someone spilled a few.  Pansy our Sheltie ate one, and Trixie our kitten decided they were perfect to bat around the room and chase. Mike and Ike have been around since they were first introduced in 1940.  Many people have grown up enjoying Mike and Ike

WorkIt Wednesday : Core Power Review + Giveaway!

Hey Everyone! How are y'all doing today?  We are doing great!  Sorry I have missed a couple WorkIt Wednesdays, but we are still in the process of moving furniture and such around in the house.  Today, I want to introduce a AWESOME product for those of you that are aware of the need for protein.  Obviously protein is necessary for everyone, but especially for those that are more active.  So...... Introducing.... I received three different flavors of Core Power to review... Chocolate, Banana, and Strawberry Banana 20g.  I am really trying to work on my health and fitness.  I started towards the end of last year, and I am seeing major progress.  I am trying to have at least one bigger work out each day, along with my TaeKwonDo.  I have tried multiple post workout shakes, drinks, etc., but with the exception of one or two, most pretty dis-tasteful!  They are either way to powdery, taste disgusting, etc.  Are you still not sure about the answer to the whole "What's bes

Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite!

Hey neighbors! Orkin has a new quiz for you to take!   You get to test your knowledge of bed bugs.  We travel quite a bit and have to stay in hotels.  So far we have never had an experience ourselves with bed bugs.  A friend of ours who was on a trip with us was sure he had spotted a bed bug one night.  After searching online though he decided it was something else! Now, I need you to play the Bed Bug Feud and then share your score in our comments.  Let's see how much you know about bed bugs.  Have you ever had bed bugs?  Or a bed bug scare?  Be sure to share with us any hints or tips you have to avoid them. Orkin is allowing us to giveaway a  CleanRest Pillow Encasement to the winner of this giveaway!   At Orkin, we use the latest technology and unparalleled training to develop an effective treatment that's right for your needs. To learn more about our pest control based in science or to schedule an inspection, visit orkin.com or call 1-800-800-ORKIN.  Ask The Orki

True Air-Tight Kitchen Storage from AirScape!! #Review #FoodieFriday

Airtight storage containers seem to be a dime a dozen nowadays. At least, containers that claim to be airtight. But did you know that most "airtight" containers really don't do the job? Why? Because they might keep air out once you put the lid on, but all the air already inside the container stays locked in there-with your sugar of flour-until the next time you open it! You're actually locking in the air that destroys the freshness of your food! I'll be honest; this is something I never even thought of until I learned about AirScape food storage kitchen canisters , the truly airtight storage canisters from Planetary Designs. I received the 64oz AirScape canister in Mocha for review. This is an amazing item! An AirScape canister comes with two lids. The inner lid is actually a valve that forces all the air out of the container. Simply pop the handle up, push the lid down to the level of the sugar or whatever you're storing inside, then push the handl

Fast CFA Giveaway

Hey neighbors! We are going to have a quick giveaway for a Chick-fil-a GC for a free small Peppermint Chocolate Chip Shake.  Who is interested in this one? Like I said it will be quick because the GC expires the end of this month.  So we will run the giveaway for 2 days only!  Starts tonight, so hurry up and enter!  Let's see who is paying attention! Thanks for stopping in!  And see you soon!

Drainwig, A Handy Little Gadget

Hi Neighbors! I have a neat little gadget to share with you, called a Drainwig .  This is one of those wonderful little inventions that you wonder why you never had one before.  First let me explain here, that we have 5 females in our family, all with long hair.  That makes for some major drain problems occasionally.  We have had to remove several large hairballs that have created blockage in the pipes.  I have tried one of the drain covers, but every time someone wants to take a bath we have to remove it, and it doesn't always get put back in place. Now, here is the idea of the Drainwig, you insert the chain with the small plastic whiskers hanging off, down your drain.  The Anchor or Flower, whichever you are using, prevents the product itself from going down your drain.  The chain and whiskers then catch hair as it goes down the drain.  Depending on the amount of hair that ends up in the drain you can replace your Drainwig every few months.  For those with a strong st

One More $5 Amazon GC

Hey Neighbors! Today is Petacular Monday!  As such we are going to give away another $5 Amazon GC in honor of our pets.  You know we have a few Shelties, 2 cats and of course our Chinchillas!  So hurry up and enter this one. I also want to give you a sneak peek at what we have coming up for our pets!  I have a   Tuggo Dog Toy .  We also have lined up a few toys from Nerf Dog !  The Shelties are having fun! To enter this giveaway take a moment and tell us about your pets favorite toy.  If you don't presently have a pet you may share about a previous pet, a friends pet, any great ideas you can come up with. Thanks for stopping in!  See you soon!

Our New Bedroom!!!

Hello Neighbors! If any of you have been watching my mom's Facebook page recently, you'd know that my sister and I are getting a new bedroom!! :)  We have been finding a lot of our ideas on Pinterest.  We have known for a little bit that we would be getting one, so now that it is finally happening we are REALLY excited!  We are going to be doing corner beds, sort of like the picture below.  We think this will be really nice.  When the bedroom is finished we will share some photos!  The construction should be done today! Can you tell we like When Calls The Heart? We will be getting a canvas of this! We will be doing some corner shelves. We LOVE this idea! The pictures are just of few of the ideas we have found.  I hope you like some of them!  Feel free to share any ideas you have. See you soon At The Fence!

Brown Sugar Saver Review and #Giveaway!! #FoodieFriday

How many times have you started mixing up your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, only to find your brown sugar is - literally - as hard as a rock?! We've all been there, right? I actually started throwing out any unused brown sugar about 3 weeks after opening, simply because I don't like having those little lumps of brown sugar in the finished product. Yes, it ends up wasting a certain amount, but what else can you do? Enter the Brown Sugar Saver from JBK Pottery!! JBK Pottery sent me a Brown Sugar Saver in the moose design for review, and I was excited to try it out. If there's a way to keep my brown sugar from hardening, I want to try it! This is simply a small ceramic piece with a cute design on the front. Soak in water for 15 minutes, dry it off, and tuck into your brown sugar.  This will keep brown sugar soft for up to 3 months!! I don't think brown sugar ever lasts that long around here, but now I don't have to toss out a cup or two of bro

Stella & Dot Spring Collection

Hi Neighbors! **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. New Year, New You!  Stella & Dot  just released their  Spring Collection  to help you start off 2015 with a bold and joyful style! Stunning gold, vibrant coral, and sea green hues are center stage this season. Check out some of my favorite pieces below!          Thank you for stopping in!

Blurb and Fundraising

Hi Neighbors! Making a custom book that makes the world better (sponsored post) If you are involved with any type of organization – animal rescue, PTA, even little leagues, you are probably focused on raising money. Creating a  Blurb custom book  to sell (or give away to donors) is a simple, effective way to fundraise. Here are a few of my favorite book-making tips for charity groups:  If your subject is the tiniest bit photogenic (like animals, the environment, or kids), think about putting together a simple, classic photo book to sell. Just use one of these six  professionally designed templates and you’ll get a stunning book (without having to hire a professional designer). Think about your narrative—what’s the story you want to tell? Use a mixture of words and images to tell people exactly what you do—and why you do it. With a great story, you’ll find people are much more open to your message. (Here’s a great  online book-making tool  to get you started) Another great

Gazelle: Older iPhone Models

Hey Neighbors! ***This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.  Older iPhone models emerge as the perfect gadget for children Trend shows that parents continue to buy older model iPhones for kids In the ever-changing – and ever-breaking – era of technology, phones are often the first to be replaced. Cracked screens, water damage and everyday wear and tear contribute to a constant need for new devices. But the average buyer isn’t the only offender; it’s children that need to be watched with their gadgets while learning the responsibility of owning a new electronic. For parents looking to fit their child with a first device, a new iPhone may not be the best choice – and for good reason. Parents are now turning to certified pre-owned phones for their children’s gadget needs. Last month, Gazelle, the nation’s leading trade-in and buy site for electronics, found that 52% of mobile devices purchased on its online store were

The Girl's New Bedroom

Hey neighbors! First we had a back deck built.  Next we enclosed the back deck including large windows.  Now we are taking a portion of the enclosed back deck and turning it into a bedroom for the girls.  They have been wanting a normal bedroom for so long. Well it should be done this weekend.  Just take a look at the pictures and I will add more as we get it completed.  They are presently searching Pinterest and other websites for decorating ideas!  I think I have heard, "Mom, Look!" about a thousand times!  They are really having fun.  I am hoping to narrow them down a little regarding style/theme, whatever, so it doesn't get too out of hand. If you know of any great resources for room decor or DIY decorating feel free to share in the comments.  See you soon!