Friday, August 28, 2015

Your First Step to a Healthy, Natural, Chemical-Free Lifestyle



Like me, I’m sure you worry a lot about the health and fitness of your family! You want everyone to eat good, wholesome food. You want to have plenty of energy. And you’re suspicious of all the unnatural chemicals in the products you use around the house – not to mention in the medication you give your children.  I actually stopped giving my children medication quite a while ago because of this!

But it’s hard to know where to go for more information, isn't it? It’s hard  to know where to start, and who to trust. You end up flailing around, following a few principles and pieces of advice when you have time, but not really having any sort of road map to follow.

Well I can help you with that!

My friends over at Spark Health and Ultimate Bundles have put together a FREE mini-course called “The 4 Essential Habits of Healthy Families”. THIS is where you start, and THIS is who you can trust. Most importantly, THIS will stop you flailing!

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The course contains a collection of quick and easy-to-follow lessons on the following topics, from specialists in their respective fields:
  • Essential Habit #1: “Nurturing your Best Self” (with Heather from Mommypotamus)
  • Essential Habit #2: “Staying Fit as a Family (Gym Membership Not Required)” (with Crystal from Money Saving Mom)
  • Essential Habit #3: “From Scratch Meal-Making” (with Katie from Kitchen Stewardship)
  • Essential Habit #4: “Using Natural Remedies” (with Katie from Wellness Mama)
Each lesson comes with a 25-minute audio guide, PDF transcriptions, and a very helpful “Take Action” guide.

If you want your family to be healthy, fit and using all-natural ingredients, it’s simple to get started: just access this quick, easy-to-follow course!  I really hope this helps you and blesses you and your families!

Here is where you can grab your FREE mini-course now!

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

3 Day Lilla Rose Sale!

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Have you tried Lilla Rose yet?  If you don't already know, Lilla Rose makes beautiful hair accessories that are truly like jewelry for your hair!  I love that the flexi clips make it easy to put my hair up, but look much prettier than a plain old rubber-band.  In the above picture, the current flexi of the month is shown.  Aren't they pretty?

Lilla Rose is having a 3 Day sale for customers!  It starts today, Thursday August 27th 2015 and goes through Saturday, August 29th at midnight (Pacific time).

I really would love to try some of their beautiful hairbands.  Aren't they so pretty?



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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A $5 Coupon for Your Health!


If you've been wanting to try Plexus, now is a great time to do it!  Right now you can get $5 off of your order at my Plexus site.  If you've been hesititating because you feel it's selfish to spend money on your own health and wellness, I encourage you to go ahead and get serious about taking care of yourself!  As mothers, wives, and homemakers, it is so important to take care of our health!  Our families are relying on us.

Go here to order and use the promo code BTS5 to get $5 off your purchase!  This coupon is valid now through August 31, 2015.  If you haven't yet, you can read how Plexus got rid of my migraines and headaches!  Please feel free to email me with any questions you have about how Plexus might help you.

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Monday, August 17, 2015

Bible Memory Verses on Sale


How lovely and important to teach our children how to hide God's Word in their hearts!  Are you doing this with your children?  I have to admit, while we use and read Scripture throughout our day, we don't work on memorization as much as I would like to.  I know that the Holy Spirit is faithful to bring to mind verses that we have put into our minds, though.  There have been many times in my life where the Holy Spirit has reminded me of verses I have read or heard.  I sure want this for my children too.

This brings me to the sale going on now through Friday on ABC Say it With Me--Bible Memory Verses video.  This video is WONDERFUL!  I absolutely love it.  It's actually a video I do not mind my children watching.  Until Friday, this video is on sale for only $10!  Pick it up!  You won't regret it.  You can read my full review of this spectacular teaching tool here.

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

More Places for Printable Coupons

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Hello Dears,

How have you been?  I have been extra, super busy--so that's why there haven't been as many posts.

I wanted to share a couple of places where you can print some coupons that you may not know about.  You probably know about coupons.com, or printing from Swagbucks (which also earns you points!), but there are some others.

You can print coupons for paper towels, toilet paper, feminine products, diapers, and more from http://www.pickupthevalues.com.  You can also print Scott brand coupons from https://www.scottbrand.com.  I know the latter will send you emails every so often with printable coupons, and they don't inundate you with too many emails.

I hope this helps, and enjoy!

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

De-Cluttering and Organising Your Home

 















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Keep thy home clean’ might not be a commandment, but it is good advice. Every now and then you might take a look at your home and figure you have too many things lying about, and all of them much too disorganized. What you should do then is bring some order in your home during house cleaning, and do it soon so that you can contribute to its tranquility as soon as possible. It does not require too much effort, only dedication and some creativity in keeping a house clean. And here is some advice on how to do it.

If you have gotten to the point where you barely have any space, you should be aware that you have way too much possessions. Time to be humble and clear some of them up. There are a couple of ways of doing this, but none of them should be throwing them out. Some of the things you own have been in your home for years, they have been a part of it, and carry a piece of it within themselves. Consider donating them to a charity – it is a humane thing to do, and apart from freeing space in your house, it will show your goodness to others; it even might inspire them to do the same thing. Otherwise, give them away to a friend, a relative, or even to the good neighbourhood children. You should not sell them for the same reasons as throwing them away – unless you really need the money.


Next, go around your humble home and try finding a place for everything else. There are so many ways of storing things nowadays that as long as you have the proper containers, you should not have any problems finding a place for everything. The kitchen, for example, contains so many racks, shelves, drawers, cabinets, and counters that you can easily arrange your cutlery, utensils, pots, and pans. You can get some stands as well to mount your spices, tea, and herbs – this will both serve you well in finding them when you need them later, and it will look pleasing to the eye. The bathroom can use some etageres which can take all your cleaning products, and soaps and shampoos, freeing up space everywhere else. Now enter the bedroom and look at your wardrobe. It might need some organising as well. Always build from the start – take everything up, fold, organize, and only then put the clothes back to have some proper order. Your living room might be the most daunting place to organize, but nothing is impossible if you have enough dedication to your work. Donate the extra decorations, have a focus point of the room – whether it be the dining table where your family gathers, or the fireplace – and arrange the rest of the furniture around it. Now you will know where to stand when you need your family’s attention as well.

De-cluttering the home is not the intimidating process you might think it to be. Simply have faith in yourself, roll up the sleeves and start thinking of ways to make the home more appealing.
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Friday, July 31, 2015

Homemaking How-To's

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There are many women these days that come into homemaking without the knowledge of how to do it.  Please join me at Raising Homemakers today, where I show you my tips to learn how to be a more efficient homemaker!

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

DOs And Donts Of DIY Bathroom Renovation

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A bathroom needs to be functional and practical, but also beautifully designed, having in mind that it is, among others, a place to relax. Mistakes made at the beginning of the renovation process will leave you with uncomfortable bathroom space for years. It is necessary to pay enough attention to the design of bathroom space, fitting details and storage space.

Make a plan

Before the renovation starts, it is important to make a plan in order to avoid the problems that renovation entails. The complete process of renovation can last anywhere from 10 to 14 days, so you will have to take the time off from your work and to adapt to usage of the other bathroom in your home, especially if your family is big.

Don’t buy inadequate furniture

The bathroom is a place where in a short period of time the temperature and humidity can significantly change. Therefore, it is important to use materials that are designed and manufactured to meet these requirements: water-resistant and pressed materials, properly treated wood, waterproof sealants, glass with appropriate characteristics, floor tiles that are not slippery.

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Provide enough light and ventilation

In order to make your bathroom look bigger, make the window bigger, if you have one. The more natural light you have the bigger your bathroom will look. If you are not able to make the window bigger or there isn’t one; use artificial lighting and match the colours to imitate the natural light.

Choose the shower curtains wisely

The shower curtain visually reduces the space. To avoid this problem you can replace the shower curtain with a transparent glass shower. If this is not possible, a clear shower curtain will have less effect in reducing the space. Check out some more design ideas here.

Do sit in the bathtub before you buy it

Bigger is not always better. A bathtub length of 150 cm is quite sufficient for most people. It offers plenty of space to stretch out and to enjoy. Evaluate the slope for the back and support for the neck. A two-person bathtub needs to have slopes on both sides, and the tap should be in the middle. If you have enough room only for a small bathtub, buy as deep as you can find.

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Don’t forget the storage space

You would not want to run from the shower to the closet in the other room just to get the towel. Bathroom furniture like closets and shelves allow you to store your towels, cosmetics, scented candles and even plants, easily. Beside this, bathroom furniture can be very decorative.

Consider water consumption

Bathrooms consume more water than any other room in the house; you should consider reducing the water usage, which will have a positive effect on your budget.

Showers with a smaller shower head often spend a lot less water than those with a bigger one. One of the biggest consumers of water in the household is the toilet. Older toilet models use up to 10 litres per flush. Today there are new models with two buttons, for lower and higher consumption. These systems deliver significant savings in water consumption.

Don’t overestimate yourself


If upon reading this, the task seems a bit daunting to do it yourself, you can seek advice from Sydney-based bathroom renovation experts. Consulting the architect or interior designer, prior to renovating the bathroom can be useful. They will help you with adequate positioning of sanitary facilities, bathroom furniture and other equipment.

Bathroom renovation is a slightly demanding task, but you shouldn’t be afraid of it if you have any previous experience in DIY projects. Sure, it might take you a bit more time if you decide to DIY, but as long as you plan ahead and evaluate your skills, there shouldn’t be any problems along the way.


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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Immanuel's Land

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What can be more delightful for the weary pilgrim who is hastening to his heavenly mansion, than to meditate on the unspeakable wonders of his future home beyond the skies? There is much of Immanuel's Land to engage our hearts in sacred contemplation, even while we sojourn and toil in this world as strangers and pilgrims.

Heaven is the most cheering and attractive occupation to which we may set our hearts. Yet I wonder why many of us fail to avail ourselves of the enjoyment and spiritual strength afforded in such a holy pursuit.

Could it be that the allurements of the world keep us from recognizing how near we are to the unseen, supernatural, and eternal state? Instead of dwelling on the glorious world to come--do we focus on the mere momentary pleasures of time? We do well to examine ourselves, with judgment day honesty, that we may check the affections of our heart.

It is the influence of the future heavenly realities exercised in our hearts and lives, which gives vitality and beauty to our religion. It reveals genuine piety, as our aim is in contrast to the passing pleasures of this fleeting earth. It affords light along the path of life's dark trials, and points to the realms of bliss, where there shall be no more tears, and sorrow is banished forevermore!

The glorious rest that remains for our earth wearied souls;
the sweet consolation of the redeemed in glory;
the unending fellowship of that precious society of saints;
the incalculable riches laid up in store for us to receive on that glorious day
--are all facets of Immanuel's Land, that we might set an adoring eye towards the one object of our affections, Christ Jesus our Lord!

Let us, therefore, 'set our affections on things above' and fix our hearts steadfastly upon the heavenly joys and glory of Immanuel's Land!
 



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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Aprons on Sale in July!

I wear an apron a lot--mostly in the kitchen while I'm cooking.  I have some pretty ones and not so pretty ones.  My great aunt sewed one for me that is really nice and feminine.

If you're in need of a new apron, there's a great sale at Flirty Aprons during the month of July.  You can get 25% off and free shipping with code COOLOFF25 on any purchase the entire month of July
Note:  I think some of their aprons are ridiculous, but they do have some very pretty ones, plus matching ones for daughters too. 

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