Sunday, February 12, 2017

SPRING {Scripture & a Snapshot}







I'm joining with my friend Jennifer over at a glimpse of our life as we give glory to GOD through our photos.


Scripture and Snapshot

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

LIGHT Shines {Scripture & a Snapshot}



LIGHT wins.  Every time.



I'm joining with my friend Jennifer over at a glimpse of our life as we give glory to GOD through our photos.


Scripture and Snapshot

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Saturday, February 4, 2017

I'm Going to Give You a Bear Hug! (Book Review & Giveaway) #BearHugs #FlyBy


I enjoy sharing books with the children in my life and I'm always looking for fun new ones to read with them.  I'm Going to Give You a Bear Hug! is a precious book published by Zonderkidz (a special division of Zondervan that focuses on kid-friendly resources to help children fall deeply in love with JESUS) that makes my heart happy.  It is the perfect storybook for your bedtime routine as you share bear hugs, dog hugs, cat hugs, horse hugs, and more -- preparing your littles for sleep while letting them know just how special they are.  They'll be a bit easier to put to bed when they know they'll get to spend quality time with you through the delightful pages of a book that reminds you all to "say your prayers and kiss good night" because our precious children are "way beyond compare."
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ABOUT THE BOOK:  32-pages, hardcover, bright illustrations perfect for 4 - 8 year-old friends

I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug!, written by bestselling author Caroline B. Cooney, is a playful and comforting bedtime book that imagines all the wonderful ways a child might give and receive a hug.  Whether it’s a big bear, gasp for air, knock over a chair hug or a wet and drippy, slimy, slippy fish hug, children will giggle their way through all the imaginative examples. Cooney’s sweet and simple rhymes encourage playful interaction between parent and child and ultimately help them wind down before they snuggle into bed and drift off to sleep.


I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug! is a sweet, loving bedtime story book that is also sure to become a Valentine’s Day favorite for little ones who enjoy celebrating a day full of hugs and kisses from loved ones.

You can find out even more information about all things Zonderkidz to share with the little ones you love by visiting the following Social Media sites:


I think you're going to enjoy everything you find.  As a matter of fact, I'm so excited about this book that I'm giving away an additional copy to one of you.  To enter, simply leave a response to this post and tell me what your all-time favorite children's book is.  A winner will be chosen on Friday, February 10.

I can't wait to read your responses.





"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising"): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.


Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”



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Friday, February 3, 2017

Random 5 on Friday (February 3)




1.  Guess who's going to see Journey in June?  This girl right here.

2.  You know that old saying "if mama ain't happy?"  Well, around here, mama ain't got nothing on this ole boy:



Let him get a little under the weather and the whole world stops.  We love our buddy, Chaucer.

3.  I hear there's a big game on Sunday night, but none of my teams are playing so . . . I think I'll just skip it.  How about you?  Are you watching?  Who are you rooting for?

4.  I've been dancing like a mad woman in the privacy of my bedroom.  Whew!  That'll get your heart pumping -- even more than the 4 1/2 mile trek I make at night with my friend.  Who knew?

5.  My kids are growing up.  I'm not sure I'm ready for this.




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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

currently {February 2017}

I love the beautiful weather that has come our way with the month of February.  I think we've pretty much skipped winter and I'm perfectly fine with that.  I spent time filling all of my bird feeders today and getting the hummingbird feeders cleaned up and ready for those little visitors.  And I'm back to walking, walking, walking.  I do love it when the temps hit the mid 70s.

Here's a look at what is currently on my mind . . .



packing:  I'm still trying to sort through stuff from our New Year's Eve wedding.  There are boxes of stuff in my foyer, my dining room, and the bride's old bedroom.  I've got a LOT to do -- and still have some Christmas decorations that need to come down.  How about you?

jonesing:  Salt and Vinegar Potato Chips.  Oh, my stars.  I crave those silly things.

texting:  ALL.OF.THE.TIME.  Seriously, what did we do before text?  Actual face-to-face conversation??

reading:  I have a HUGE stack of books that I'm planning to read this year.  HUGE.  The three I've got going right now are Rick Lawrence's The JESUS-Centered Life, Jill Rigby's Raising Unselfish Children in a Self-Absorbed World, and Anne Voskamp's The Broken Way.



hearting:  my crew.  Man, how I love them.  They have no idea how much I like having them around.



currently, this month has great potential.




I linking up with Anne and Erin to share what is currently going on in the world around me.  Join us?  Check back in on March 1st..
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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Enthusiastically Serve {Scripture & a Snapshot}




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Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Pause {Scripture & a Snapshot}



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