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Friday, October 31, 2014

Top 25 Decade Worship Music Helps Me to Worship My Lord And A Giveaway

I find that there are several things I need to do everyday to stay connected with Christ. Reading my bible is one of them so I know what He wants to say to me. Another is praying as that is my way of talking to Him. My favorite thing is listening to Christian music as it just uplifts my mood and helps me connect to Him better.
  I love music to help me worship the awesome God that I serve. I find that worship music helps me to have a better relationship with Him. My favorite way to listen to music is while I am out running. I download great Christian music on my Ipod and it helps me not only run faster but I get a great worship time too. I find that great Christian music helps me with my walk with Christ. 

My favorite music that I am listening to while I run is Top 25 Decade Worship 2000 edition. This awesome CD has 25 great worship songs from  2000-2010. This songs are contemporary worship songs that are a lot like what the band at my church plays on Sundays and ones that I hear on the radio. They are songs that are sung in churches across America. The songs that just make you want to sing along. This Cd collection of the top 25 worship songs makes running all the better. I just listen to my favorite songs while I run and sometimes I sing out loud too. I also play this music and home while I am doing chores. My boys who are 6 and 7 even love to sing along with the music as these are songs that they know, having heard them at church and in the car. I love that my boys are also worshiping with me.

The Top 25 Decade Worship 2000 edition has of course 25 songs on it and includes songs like Open The Eyes Of My Heart, Better Is One Day, God Of Wonders, and many more. These songs will enhance your worship time with the Lord. There are 2  CDS  included in the case. This CD makes a great Christmas gift for almost anyone on your list. This CD is filled with music that you will want to listen to over and over again.

To order the 2000 Top 25 Decade Worship Music and to see what other songs are on the CD, just click on the below link.

I have a $10  gift certificate to Family Christian store so one of my readers can buy this awesome CD or use to buy anything else on the website. To enter, just fill in the Rafflecopter form below. Open to US residents ages 18 and up. Giveaway ends on Nov 14, 2014. Good luck!

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Buy a Belt, Feed A Family

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      I love companies that give back and I will support their missions by buying their products.Mission Belt has a mission to help those in need and when you purchase a cool belt from them, you are helping to feed a family. One dollar from every Mission belt sold goes to fight global hunger poverty through micro lending. How cool is that! The box that the belt comes in is pretty cool too. It looks like a mini pizza box and I love the inside saying.

     Mission belts are pretty awesome looking too. They are the revolutionary belts with no holes. They come with cool adjustable buckles that are easy to operate. They are made from genuine leather with synthetic coating and come in many different colors and sizes. The belt buckles are metallic and also come in my different styles and colors. Mission Belts sell much more than belts. They sell hats,tees, gift sets, and even belts for kids.

I just love the way the belt buckle works. As you can see from the above picture, it has notches for the buckle to clip into and it stays secure until you press the button to release it. How cool is that!

  I had originally chose this belt for my husband but when I saw the belt I had second thoughts. When I ordered the belt I thought they were just for guys but once the belt arrived I realized these belts are great for girls too. They even sell belts in pink and purple. I need to order the purple one as it is so cool looking. I will order a purple one and give the belt pictured to my husband. I am just going to borrow his belt for the night and then give it back.

  Tonight is my 14 year old sons birthday, he is now 15, and we are going out to eat at a BBQ restaurant for dinner. The black Mission belt with the Iron buckle just looks great with the outfit I chose for the night. This cool looking belt fits the belt loops of my jeans and compliments my leopard jacket. Don't my leopard boots look awesome with my outfit too?

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Pumpkin White Bean Hummus Made With A Baked Pumpkin

 It is pumpkin season and I found a wonderful recipe using pumpkin. You can use fresh or can pumpkin for this wonderful dip. My boys went to a pumpkin patch and chose a small just for me to cook up. I cooked the pumpkin in my oven and it was simple to do. My small pumpkin gave me 10 cups of pumpkin which was easy to freeze.

To cook a pumpkin in the oven is simple. Wash the pumpkin and stab with a knife a couple times. Bake the whole pumpkin in the oven, on a baking sheet for 1 and a half hours at 400 degrees or until skin is soft. Cut the pumpkin in half and cool 15 minutes. Scoop out the seeds and the stringy stuff from the cooked pumpkin. I saved the seeds to toast them later. Then cut the rind off the pumpkin, I find it is easiest to do if I cut the pumpkin up in pieces. You can either puree the pumpkin pieces or cut them in small cubes. I like to freeze my pumpkin in two cup portions for later use. I cooked a regular pumpkin so it is not sweet for pies but I will use it in hummus and other vegetable dishes. You can use this same method for pie pumpkins too.

Pumpkin White Bean Hummus

                                          1 clove garlic                                                                                              
                                    2  15 oz. cans of white beans,                                                                
        drained and rinsed                                             
1/4 cup plain greek yogurt                                 
1 cup pumpkin puree                                          
            3 Tablespoons olive oil                                                  
                  1 Tablespoon lemon juice                                                    
1/2  teaspoon cumin                                           
1/4 teaspoon sea salt                                          
            1/4 teaspoon black pepper                                            
                                                paprika or chili powder( to sprinkle on top hummus)                                                         
                                            toasted Pepita/pumpkin seeds( to sprinkle on top of hummus)                                         

1. Using a garlic press, press the garlic glove into a food processor. Add remaining ingredients and pulse until well combined.
2. Place hummus into a serving dish and sprinkle with paprika or chili powder, if more heat is     
desired. Sprinkle with the toasted pumpkin seeds.

Makes 8 servings
Serve with veggies, crackers, pita wedges, or tortilla wedges

Here is my recipe for toasted pumpkin seeds. I used store bought pepitas for my hummus but this recipe is great for snacking.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Orkin "Mouse in a House" Game & Giveaway

Fall has arrived, and cooler weather has come with it. Whether or not you know it, your warm house is an open invitation to unwanted guests looking for a cozy winter vacation: rodents. Each fall, rodents migrate from their outdoor “summer home” to the warmth, food and shelter of their “winter timeshare” – your house!
Being human has its perks, like having a cozy house to enjoy during the winter, but imagine having to survive as a mouse? Try your luck by playing “Mouse in a House” – a choose-your-own-adventure game that puts you in the shoes of a rodent looking to survive the upcoming harsh winter season – try your best to stay alive and see how long you last!
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Liquid Chalk Markers Are The Perfect Dustless Marker For Glass, Chalkboards, Whiteboards And More

    My boys love drawing with chalk and I love that it boosts their creativity. The dust from regular chalk can make a mess on your hands and chalk pieces tend to break. Regular chalk also smudges when you write with it. I heard about a new chalk that is in a form of a liquid and of course I was intrigued to try them out with my boys. The chalk that I am talking about is Liquid Chalk Markers  and these cool markers can be used like chalk but look so much cooler. I found out that you can use these chalk markers on a lot of surfaces. Surfaces like glass, whiteboards, and blackboards to name a few. These markers are dust free and come in vibrant colors to allow you to decorate and leave notes on mirrors, chalkboards, and even car windows. These cool looking colors would be great to decorate a car for a wedding or prom. I could see teachers using these to make seasonal windows for the class room. Parents, like me, love these markers to leave a note on the bathroom mirror to my kids or husband. The list goes on for the fun you can have with these chalk markers.

  The Liquid Chalkers are sold by Paper and Twine and come in 8 vibrant colors. The chalk markers are easy to use and write like a marker but dries like chalk. When used on a non-porous surface, they are dust free and easy to erase. These markers do not dry out and are great to stimulate a child's creativity. My son drew on the table while he was drawing on his blackboard and I was able to wipe it right up. These chalk markers are a great to use with a lined white board to help your child practice their writing.

My boys were excited to draw with the Liquid Chalkers on their blackboard. They loved the bright colors and I loved that they were boosting their creativity.

    While the boys were drawing, I had my own fun. I drew on my windows and my bathroom mirror. I will be using the chalk markers to decorate my windows for Halloween and Christmas. I had no trouble erasing the marker off the window and mirror. It is best to test out the markers first on a small inconspicuous section. This way you'll know whether it wipes off that surface or not. I did not do that on my kids blackboard and found out the next day that the markers would not erase but I found out that a wet Clorox wipe ( a Mr. Clean eraser works too) took off the Liquid Chalkers. My blackboard was old and need to be repainted but if you find out the markers don't work on a surface that you have, the company will refund you money- including shipping costs. They have a 100% 365 day money back guarantee.

     I wish my husband had known about these chalk markers when he painted my car with shoe polish for our anniversary. That was years ago and lets just say I had white marks on my windows when I sold the car 5 years later. This is a whole different story that would make for another blog post.

To purchase these Liquid Chalkers, that come in 8 vibrant colors, click on the below link.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Beauty Infusion Collagen Drink Mix by Neocell Is my New Morning Juice And A Giveaway

 I have given up my morning orange juice and replaced it with Tangerine Twist Beauty Infusion Collagen Drink Mix. This wonderful drink by Neocell tastes just as good as O.J. but gives my body so much more than just vitamin C. My Beauty Infusion Collagen drink mix gives me wonderful ingredients that gives me a radiant complexion, strong hair, and strong nails. The main ingredient is Collagen, a protein in our body that diminishes as we age leading to loss of elasticity in our skin. By drinking this wonderful Collagen we can restore in in our body for firm smooth skin and stronger hair and nails. There are also other wonderful ingredients in this drink mix.

Just one scoop packs a big punch, containing:

*5000mg of Neocell Collagen - Type 1 & 3 (for firm smooth skin, strong nails & hair)
*50mg of Hyaluronic Acid (for skin hydration & renewal)
*3000mcg of Biotin (for support of strong hair & nail growth)
*Alpha Lipoic Acid & Vitamin C (for protection from free radical damage & enhancement of collagen formation)

I just add one scoop of the powder to a 8 ounce glass of water every morning. This Collagen drink has a great citrus taste to it. I love that I am getting great skin, hair, and nail benefits with my morning drink, so much more that what I was getting from orange juice. This powder would also be great in a smoothie. Beauty Infusion Collagen drink mix only has 58 calories per serving and I also get 6 grams of protein along with 120 mg of vitamin C. This Neocell drink mix is also soy and gluten free. It also comes other wonderful flavors like Cranberry Splash and Appletini.

You can find Beauty Infusion Collagen Drink Mix and other great Neocell products at the Vitamin Shoppe, GNC, Whole Foods, Vitamin World,  Amazon, and health food stores.

To obtain more information on Beauty Infusion Collagen Drink Mix by Neocell, click on the below links.

I have a canister of this Neocell Beauty Infusion Collagen Drink Mix to give away to one of my readers so you too can start enjoying more youthful looking skin and stronger hair & nails. Just enter on the Rafflecopter form below and good luck.

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