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10 Ways to Improve Your Budget This New Year

As this New Year approaches, it’s time to get out that handy dandy budget. Man, budgeting isn’t always fun because you have all of those lovely numbers to deal with. If you need some help improving your budget this year, here are some great tips to keep in mind. Increase your income- Most budgeting issues occur when there is not enough money to cover all of the budgeting needs. You can fix this by finding a way to increase your income. If there is a will, there is a way! Lessen the … [Read more...]

How to Introduce Your Best Friend to Jesus

  Not all of us have best friends that know who Jesus is. Now think, do we want to spend eternity without our best friend in heaven? I know I don’t! However, sometimes it’s hard to have that tough conversation with your best friend. Here are some tips for introducing your best friend to Jesus. Be Honest- When you’re introducing your best friend to Jesus, you don’t have anything to hide, just be honest. You tell your best friend everything and are honest, so this is no … [Read more...]

3 Reasons Moms Should Spend Time in God’s Word + MEV Thinline Reference Bible Giveaway

I received an MEV Thinline Reference Bible in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. I’m the mom of three rambunctious boys with a little girl on the way (due in June). When I’m not taking care of my kids, you can find me working from home. However, during my daily routine of chaos the one thing I should be reaching for is often the last thing I find myself going after. I feel as though there are many reasons moms should spend time in God’s word, even when we think we … [Read more...]

Remembering the True Meaning of Easter

**This post on Remembering The True Meaning of Easter is brought to you by my partnership with Family Christian Stores. I did receive a free copy of "On Calvary's Hill" in exchange for this post.** It’s hard to believe that Easter Season is already amongst us. I can already feel the hustle and bustle of the Easter baskets, picking out the perfect outfit, and the details of Easter dinner. As a Christian, it can be tough to balance tradition with the true meaning of the season is. Not that we … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Reinforce the Bible for Kids + Giveaway

**This is a sponsored post, however, all opinions are my own (Jess). It’s no secret that our kids love to attend Sunday school and learn about God. However, when we’re at home it’s hard to keep them focused. I’m a mom of three boys and they have been known to get up and walk out during a bible lesson. My husband and I put our heads together to come up with some ways to reinforce the bible for our kids. 3 Ways to Reinforce the Bible for Kids #1. Animation in Our Voices I have been … [Read more...]

Review of The Advocate by Randy Singer + Book Giveaway

These opinions are my own and do not reflect the opinions of Family Christian. What’s happens in The Advocate? Randy Singer’s “The Advocate” brings to life the historical figure Theophilus to whom historians only know by the name in the accounts of Luke and Acts. Singer places Theophilus at key places in moments of the early church history to bring biblical stories and cities to life. Theophilus is present at the trial and execution of Christ, in which he was horrified at watching … [Read more...]

Giving Back with the Help of Family Christian Bookstores

**All opinions are my own.** In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:16 Living our daily lives, we often forget what it’s like to go without. Sometimes we might worry about whether or not we’ll go without watching our favorite television show or whether we’ll eat hotdogs or spaghetti for dinner tonight. Don’t get me wrong, there are real families out there with real problems, but the … [Read more...]

10 Family Gift Ideas

Are you trying to find that perfect gift for a family you know? I have found that shopping for a family can actually be one of the most rewarding parts of the holiday season and so much easier than shopping for individuals! I thought I would share some of my best family gift ideas to help you find that perfect gift for the family in your life. 10 Family Gift Ideas Pool Pass Why not grab a local pool pass for the family in your life? When it’s hot outside and a family needs something to … [Read more...]

Music to My Ears: Appalachian Christmas CD Review

My opinions are my own, I was compensated for this post with a free copy of Appalachian Christmas. If you happened to come across my husband and I on the streets, you would never guess we’re the musical type. I played clarinet for 8 years in high school and my husband still plays viola to the kids while they are taking a bath. We sing while we’re in the car and while we’re taking a shower, but we aren't the people who stand up on Sunday mornings and lead the congregation in music. One of … [Read more...]

The Book That Changed My Life: Miss Brenda and The Loveladies

My opinions are my own, I was compensated for this post with a free copy of Miss Brenda and the Loveladies. The story and the reality of my feelings are true. I recently was able to review a book called Miss Brenda and The Loveladies. I didn’t know what to expect when I started reading this book, but I wasn’t expecting to have my heart ripped out of my chest—in a good way. I have to admit that it’s been at least five years before a book kept my attention long enough to read from beginning to … [Read more...]

5 Boredom Busters for Christmas Break

This post on 5 Boredom Busters for Christmas Break is brought to you by my partnership with Family Christian Stores Bookstores. Christmas break is right around the corner. In fact, it’s less than two months away. This will be my first Christmas break experiencing my kids being home for an extended period of time (they are only in kindergarten and preschool). Check out these five boredom busters for helping the whole family get through Christmas break. #1. Movie Marathon One of my … [Read more...]

Update Video’s To DVD’s With Professional YesVideo Service ~ Walk Down #MyMemoryLane

This post on Updating Video's To DVD's With Professional YesVideo Service with a walk down #MyMemoryLane is brought to you by my partnership with YesVideo.  However, the thoughts and opinions below are my own.    Although I’m in my twenties, I am not ashamed for the world to know that I own “tapes.” We actually own a digital recorder that saves our memories to tape. In just the short 7.5 years we’ve been married, technology has changed so very much. When I had the … [Read more...]

DIY Pumpkin Painting

This post is part of a 2-part series in partnership with Sverve and Farm Rich. All opinions are 100% my own. #smokehousebbqFall is a fun time for our family! We enjoy watching the leaves change colors and just having family time together. With little ones in the house I also like to pick non spooky fun things the whole family will enjoy together. We started the tradition of painting pumpkins a while ago and it still continues every year.   DIY Pumpkin Painting With Little Ones To … [Read more...]

Top Fall Decor Tips For The Classroom Inspired by Oriental Trading

These Top Fall Decor Tips are brought to you by my partnership with Oriental Trading.  I did receive products in exchange for these projects.     Decorating for fall is supposed to be fun and exhilarating, but if you don’t have the right tips it can be hard. I wanted to talk about a few fall decorating tips that will make your life a whole lot easier. Top Fall Decor Tips For The Classroom Use Warm Colors You don’t need to go out and buy a ton of things for “fall” … [Read more...]

Book Review of The Biggest Burp Ever by Kenn Nesbit

  When it comes down to reading with my boys it can be hard to make it a priority, if we’re being honest. I’ve been trying to be on top of reading with my kids because I know it’s extremely important. That’s why I’ve gotten a little more creative with at I’m reading to my kids! Short Stories Just because your kids are little it doesn't mean you have to read them picture books the entire time. That’s why I’ve started reading short stories to my kiddos. They love hearing stories that … [Read more...]