Friday, March 31, 2017

A Random Collection of Thoughts { 7 Quick Takes }


There are a few random, unrelated thoughts I've been meaning
 to share with you, my friends, 
and so I thought I'd gather 'em all  together into a Quick Take wrap.
Really quick, 'k?
Here goes~

~ 1 ~ 
New, not to be missed book ~


Mom, friend, author, encourager,
 creator of Five Minute Fridayblogger extraordinaire, Lisa Jo Baker
has  NEW book out!
Never Unfriended is her latest and wow, am I proud to be
on the launch team for the already  - bestseller!



In her own unique honest, warm style
Lisa Jo shares personal stories and 
practical tips to help us engage in  powerful relationships in 
this engaging book that I can NOT put down!
More soon on Never Unfriended!
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2
Giveaway news 

Okay, I never actually announced, 
<other than posting a comment in the actual post >
the  giveaway winner!!



My good friend, Emily, of Under Mary's Mantle
can go ahead and watch her sweet son's baseball games in
a War Room t shirt.
Em, thanks for putting up with the late announcement
and thank you to all who entered and shared the giveaway at my
7 movies with Christian theme post!
Yup the giveaway is done, but you can still
catch some great movie ideas, especially now during Lent,
at my movie post!
Enjoy
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3
Sponsors

I've got some fantastic new sponsors
as well as regular favorites on the blog!
Whether you're online shopping at amazon or Target
OR
planning a vacation 
OR just doing some fun homeschool curriculum research,


I have a feeling you'll find something right here!
And thank you!
  
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 ~ 4 ~
Birthday fun!

Yup yesterday marked another trip around for me!
My friends and my boys < hubby and sons >
certainly made me feel very special!


Birthday morning French toast, before my son went to school!
He does make the best French toast around.
Really!



   

Homemade devils food cake by my boys!

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~ 5 ~  
 Cuteness!

Honestly, who knew guinea pigs were just so darn lovable,
cuddly and raging with personality??



       

It's a good thing they're cute, because boy are they messy!
Ha!


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 ~ 6 ~
A to Z Blogging Challenge


I'm actually already getting nervous about the April blogging venture 
and it hasn't even begun yet!
yikes
LAST year  was the first time I took the a to z challenge
 and low and behold.......
I was able to pound out a post for every day!
WOOHOO!
It definitely stretched my writing muscles and

my creativity.
So here we go again.
And if life gets in the way and I just can't finish,
I'm giving myself forgiveness to just throw in the towel.




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I'm happy to join  Kelly's Quick Takes link up!




Thank you for spending some of your precious time today
here at my home on the web! 
Have you signed up to receive my posts in your email inbox?
   If not, just click here to 
quickly and easily  so we can be in touch regularly!
You might wish to follow on Facebook as well.....

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This post contains amazon affiliate links....
If you are shopping at  amazon and Target
why not consider clicking through my link
In this way, I will receive a small commission on the purchase.....
at no cost to you.
THANK YOU!

Until next time,

~Chris




Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Cute Critters #WW

Stopping in to introduce the newest members
of the family.:








Names are still undecided, bit really,
are they not the cutest, cuddliest little beings??
I'm sure they'll be featured on the blog quite a bit.
We love "the girls" already.

I snapped the girls with this camera.....

....it's a rare day that I don't capture something:
a moment, a family member, something popping up in the garden......



And my Nikon is perfect!

And I'm finding this resource so informative
on their care.
If YOUR little ones have critters too,
you might like to check it out!

There's SO much to say and catch up on here.
Life's thrown us a few curveballs which I'll need 
to process and sort through. Unfortunately,
life's gotten in the way of 
my space here but I'm so happy to stop in to connect 
with my favorite people: you!



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Thank you for spending some of your precious time today
here at my home on the web! 
Have you signed up to receive my posts in your email inbox?
   If not, just click here to 
quickly and easily  so we can be in touch regularly!
You might wish to follow on Facebook as well.....

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This post contains amazon affiliate links....
If you are shopping at  amazon and Target
why not consider clicking through my link
In this way, I will receive a small commission on the purchase.....
at no cost to you.
THANK YOU!

Until next time,

~Chris

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Sponsor Love ~ Great Deals and Quality Merchandise!

   


Thanks so much for stopping by to shop my sponsors
for quality items and great deals!
I've several brand new sponsors to 
introduce to you all today, 
along with a few returning sponsors as well. 
the products and companies I'm sharing with you today 
are those which  I am proud to purchase and use--- 
really....these are items I use in everyday "life." 

And as for affiliate links,  for those who don't know.....
affiliate marketing  basically refers to  a commission received
For example, when readers visit my blog and
 decides to buy something that I’ve written about, I received a
<small> referral fee.
It’s transparent to you, the buyer,  and doesn’t affect your cost.

So, today, I'm happy to direct you to books, resources, companies
which I've found useful, inspiring a-n-d frugal
in the hopes that you will too!
I really feel there's something for everyone on this list....

Let's get started shall we?





If you're a Stella & Dot fan, you know how fantastic 
and how reasonable their goods are! 



And if you enjoy their merchandise, 
Just click here for details, if you're interested in



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.
Believe me when I say Reading Horizons Has. It. All.
Trust me, as a former reading specialist and 
the homeschool parent of a dyslexic child, I've researched and tried
a myriad of programs.

You know I've written tons about dyslexia
resources and programs! 
I cannot recommend Reading Horizons enough.





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If you're a teacher, parent or homeschooler and you don't purchase from
Educents, you're completely missing out!
The daily deals, educational games and resources for all subject areas as well as
 curriculum for special needs is unparalleled.
Seriously, go check it out!



Magic School Bus Science Club


Tri-Ominos - 1


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For the absolute best deals 
on price, safety, high quality lodging:
Hotels. com is THE answer.
There's no catch, no registration or membership fee....
just savings.
We travel a LOT---you know we do.
I have not directly booked a hotel in YEARS.
Whenever we seek brick and mortar lodging
over a campsite, we choose hotels .com
It just makes sense!


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CheapFlights



Click here for today's deals not only on airfare, but hotels,
car rentals and vacation packages!

Let the expert travel planners organize and book your trip
on a shoestring!


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In addition to high quality and reasonable prices, 
Target is offering some pretty amazing deals on
summer wear ---such as their BOGO flip flop and swimwear.....

 .....and huge discounts on home goods ......from bath to kitchen



...to indoor and outdoor furniture and more.....


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For my blogger friends: the next two resources 
are for you!




You can do this even if you don’t have the perfect idea yet, 

or you are busy, or you’re not techy!

I can affirm that blogging is an amazing experience and
if you're considering starting a blog yourself,
here's two words for you: DO IT! 
By the way, I  love Suzi at 

Start a Mom Blog....go visit her site and enjoy!

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Want to make over $1000 a month with Amazon affiliates? 
(are you kidding, of course! who wouldn't!?)

So let's read and learn together you guys!


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Not just for "look," but for general health and wellness:
Beachbody



If you're at all interested in the fitness, classes
or consulting opportunities within Beachbody
click over for more info.

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Everyone's fave online shopping site!


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No matter what you're in the market for,
whether books, clothes, household items or a gift card,
 amazon's the spot!
Again, if you purchase through my link,
amazon offers me a small commission,
but your cost = $0. 

(Thank you!)

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      COMING SOON:
Yay!!
I'll soon be affiliated with Best Western !
If you have the wanderlust for Spring or Summer travel,
I'll be updating my info soon and you'll be able to secure
 some deep discounts  here.





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Thank you for spending some of your precious time today
here at my home on the web! 
Have you signed up to receive my posts in your email inbox?
   If not, just click here to 
quickly and easily  so we can be in touch regularly!
You might wish to follow on Facebook as well.....

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This post contains amazon affiliate links....
If you are shopping at  amazon and Target
why not consider clicking through my link
In this way, I will receive a small commission on the purchase.....
at no cost to you.
THANK YOU!

Until next time,

~Chris