Why American Sniper is important for Military Wives

I know what I want to say, but I'm having difficulty finding the right words. "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself." Read more [...]

The Periodic Table of Elements—-Coloring Book!!!

Teresa Bondora, author of The Periodic Table of Elements Coloring Book, asked me to be a part of the review team and I immediately and emphatically said "YES!"  My oldest absolutely LOVES science and I knew this would be a great fit for us. I have noticed in the majority of science texts that the Periodic Table of Elements are not introduced to young children; rather the table is introduced to older children, usually around the third or fourth grade.  This book has a totally different approach! Read more [...]

Modest Monday: What I wore to see a movie premier!!!

This week has been super busy!  I made another trip to Tennessee to move more of our house hold items.  While there, I attended a screening of "Old Fashioned" the movie.  There will be another post on that later, but I thought I would share what I wore with you all! Myself and Ginger (another blogger) attending "Old Fashioned."   Aren't my shoes so cool? :) Headband: Lilla Rose Sweater: Christopher & Banks.  If you remember it was one of the items I bought Read more [...]

Heart to Home Women’s Conference 2015

This post was written to promote the Heart to Home 2015 Women's Conference and enter a contest sponsored by Family Christian Bookstore. I am excited to promote the Heart to Home 2015 Women's Conference.  Not only am I afforded this opportunity to promote an event by a well-respected Christian Ministry, I am also entered into an exclusive all VIP Pass contest sponsored by Family Christian!  How exciting is that?!  One lucky blogger will be selected to win a behind the scenes VIP Pass, the Read more [...]

Seasonal Skirt Hop: How to Wear Skirts in the Winter

When I was thinking of a topic for this blog hop, it was right there staring me in the face! So many want to wear skirts more but are unsure how to do so in the winter months. So as I was doing research on the topic, I came across this WONDERFUL video!!! Check it out: The last three places we have lived in have been pretty cool in the winter. Honestly, Washington was the warmest of those BUT because of the rain and dampness it felt much cooler. Since I wear skirts the majority of the time, Read more [...]

Modest Monday: Thoughts to consider from days gone by….

I was speaking to my Aunt about my modesty blogs and she began to share stories about my Great Grandfather.  He was a very good Christian man who loved going to church.  Each Sunday he would get all cleaned up and put on his Sunday suit, the only suit he owned.  She said that he always had a copy of his Sweet Psalmster in his pocket.  Out the door he would go, so thankful to go and worship God.  He obviously owned more clothes than just that one suit, but why didn't he wear something else Read more [...]

Get the Skinny on Beauty Boxes!!!!

There is a growing trend in beauty box subscriptions.  As a cosmetologist I love this concept.  I have used many forms of make-up and skin care throughout my life, both personally and professionally.  I have also sold many products as well.  However, I really enjoy trying the latest trends, colors and products without feeling like I am "cheating" on a company. Who doesn't like receiving packages in the mail?  Imagine getting a beautiful box with new products each month.  I currently Read more [...]

George Washington’s Secret Six

I am a huge history buff!  I love reading it, learning it and teaching it.  When Family Christian Bookstores asked me to review George Washington's Secret Six, I was thrilled! What is the book about? *Now with a new afterword containing never-before-seen research on the identity of the spy ring’s most secret member, Agent 355 “This is my kind of history book.  Get ready.  Here’s the action.” —BRAD MELTZER, bestselling author of The Fifth Assassin and host of Decoded When Read more [...]

A Love Letter From God

As Christmas and New Years become distant in our rear view, Valentine's Day is quickly approaching.  The aisles upon aisles of chocolate, the rows of pretty cards and the endless supply of anything decorated in the colors of pink and red.  However, it is often difficult to find good books for children on Valentine's Day.  When I was asked to review A Love Letter From God, I was really excited! A Love Letter From God is a sweet new book from perennial best-selling author P. K. Hallinan.  Read more [...]

Learning to Be Content in 2015!!!

Last year for my New Years post I shared my hopes of being "Intentional" in 2014.  As I look back over the post, I see areas where I definitely grew in Christ and areas that I definitely became  intentional.  However, I still see areas that I could use some work.  This past year has assuredly many ups and downs, twists and turns, mountains and valleys.  It has been incredibly challenging. As I began 2014, I never expected to leave Washington in a few short months.  In fact, I was prepared Read more [...]