Friday, September 30, 2016

FAM Trips to Branson and Silver Dollar City

Silver Dollar City, Branson, Missouri, is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the country. Travel back in time to the simplicity of 1880s America, and enjoy the best in Branson entertainment plus a host of festivals and events.

Monday, September 26, 2016

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This post is sponsored by U.S Family Guide & AdoramaPix. I am not paid for this post, but I will receive free Holiday cards in exchange for my honest review.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

{{Book Review}} Easy Low Carb Slow Cooking: A Prep-and-Go Low Carb Cookbook for Ketogenic, Paleo, & High-Fat Diets

Finally, a Low Carb Cookbook with Prep-and-Go Recipes for Healthy Living
Low carb diets are more popular than ever. Limiting refined carbohydrates and increasing healthy fats and proteins can help you lose weight and improve cardiovascular health. Cooking your own meals is essential when trying to eat a low carb diet, as dining out or buying prepared foods can make it difficult to adhere to a low carb lifestyle.
With this in mind, nutrition writer and recipe developer Robin Donovan wrote Easy Low carb Slow Cooking—the ultimate low carb cookbook. By using healthy, truly low carb ingredients, Easy Low carb Slow Cooking is the only low carb cookbook that allows you to enjoy flavorful meals that are good for your waistline and your wallet. By gearing these recipes to the convenience and ease of the slow cooker, prep time and cleanup has never been simpler.
  • More than 125 “prep-and-go” slow cooker recipes designed to make a low-carb, high-fat diet easier than ever
  • Truly low-carb, high-fat dishes that follow ketogenic dietary guidelines, as well as “Make It Paleo” substitution tips
  • Detailed nutritional information for each recipe, including macronutrient percentages for carbs, fat, and protein
Enjoy low carb cooking recipes such as Frittata with Cherry Tomatoes, Asparagus & Thyme * Cinnamon Crunch Coffee Cake * Curried Broccoli, Cheddar & Toasted Almond Soup * Bacon-Wrapped Chicken with Barbecue Sauce * Thai Red Curry Beef with Coconut Sauce * Chocolate-Macadamia Nut Cheesecake * and more!

*My Review*
Even though it now falls, it's still REALLY warm here in Texas. The Easy Low Carb Slow Cooking Cookbook is perfect for those days when I don't want to turn my oven on. I am SO thankful for my crockpot. This cookbook gave me a good selection of recipes to make for the family. The recipes are super easy to follow.

I received this ebook free from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. I am not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Friday, September 23, 2016

{{Book Review}} Be the BBQ Pitmaster

You can pick the protein, switch the sides, and even swap the sauce—but when it comes to being a barbecue pitmaster there are three ingredients that you just can’t do without: Meat. Smoke. And, most importantly, time.
Barbecue is a pillar of American cookery, steeped in rich tradition and regional variety. And when it comes to celebrating America’s best barbecue, not just any ol’ cookbook will do. Be the BBQ Pitmaster is your start-to-finish roadmap through it all so you can smoke your way from Kansas City’s Brisket to the Smoked Pork Shoulder of the Carolinas.
Prep time, cook time, serving size…a true barbecue pitmaster leaves nothing to chance. Each recipe in Be the BBQ Pitmaster cookbook provides a complete breakdown of everything you need to know for staying cool while you bring the heat.

  • 125+ authentic barbecue recipes deliver the classic smoked barbecue flavor you love alongside creative sides, sauces, and desserts

  • Regional barbecue style overviews and must-have barbecue basics

  • Smoking recipes that range in difficulty so you can build your barbecue skill set

  • Cook-off FAQs for upping your game and entering amateur competition

  • Insider secrets from top pitmasters to develop your barbecue chops including: Memphis’s own Clint Cantwell, editor of and winner of Travel Channel's "American Grilled” and three-time James Beard “Best Southwest Chef” semifinalist and “Top Chef” contestant Chef John Tesar

*My Thoughts*
My husband loves ALL things BBQ(He's a Texas). There is a good selection of recipes from different regions. Will this book make you a pitmaster? No, not in the slightest bit, but it's a nice book to have around.

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. I am no required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own

Thursday, September 22, 2016

See the Newsboys in Concert with Adventures in Odyssey


Want to be entered for a chance to win a free trip for four to hear the Newsboys, the award-winning Christian music band, in Dallas? Sign up to be a part of the movement to protect religious freedom for future generations: Bring Your Bible to School Day! Students from kindergarten to college will be bringing their Bibles to school and sharing God with their friends on October 6.

By completing the information on this page, you're automatically entered to win the chance to see the Newsboys with Focus on the Family and Adventures in Odyssey. Don't miss out on the chance to see a fantastic band with your family!

Plus Sign Up for a Free Two-Week Trial of Odyssey Adventure Club


Getting used to a new school isn’t easy, especially for someone as paranoid as Buddy Norman. In “A Predicament of Biblical Proportions” he envisions wacky worst-case encounters with townsfolk who seem like mobsters, snoops and fairy-tale tyrants—until he gets to know them. He’s also a little confused about Bring Your Bible to School Day. What’s it about? Should he participate? See Odyssey through Buddy’s eyes in this witty celebration of religious freedom.

Listen to this story through a two-week trial only on the Odyssey Adventure Club.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

KidsGold -14k for Kids Birthstone Earring

My 6(almost 7)yr old is the only one in our house that wears earrings, and she is going to LOVE these. 
This will make a great birthday present for her. Her birthstone is Topaz(we have at least 5 November 
birthdays in my family, and those are just the ones I know about). 

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This post is sponsored by U.S Family Guide & 14KForKids. I am not paid for this post, 
but I will receive a FREE pair of 14K of earrings
in exchange for my honest review.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Love Unending | How can I remember how to be a wife when it takes all I’ve got to be a momma?

Since becoming a mom, do you ever feel like your marriage no longer receives the attention it needs to thrive? Do you ever struggle to balance your roles of being both a momma and a wife? Do you ever wonder how you’re supposed to re-center your heart on your husband when you are so busy with everything else

Those feelings we experienced in the first days of love and marriage often become buried beneath hurried life, active children, and mountains of bills and laundry. We wonder where the romance went when kids became a part of our love story. Maybe you’ve questioned and perhaps even worried if you’ll ever again experience love as you did in the beginning—that newness of what it meant to be fully caught up in one another. But what if you could rekindle that fresh sort of love? What if there was a secret to love unending?

For the next twenty-one days, journey with Becky Thompson to remember what life was like when you first fell in love with your husband. Each daily challenge, reflection, and prayer will refocus your attention, re-center your heart, reignite the romance, and help you rediscover your marriage in the midst of motherhood. 

Let Love Unending guide you step by step as you realize that sometimes the best way forward is to go back to the beginning.

*My Review*

This book was just what I needed to read. I don't think anyone could have prepared me for how much motherhood would change me as well as my marriage. My Husband just celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary last week.
This book covers the changes that come during the season of Motherhood and tells you how to best handle it and to not put your spouse on the back burner.
This book is full of humor and wit, is a 21-day journey helps bring some spark back into your marriage, helps you to remember what made you fall in love with your husband and focus on that.

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. I am not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.