Monday, February 28, 2011

The Winners are announced!

I am long overdue in announcing the winner of the Supermom Vitamins!

Random.org drew #114 which is Carra! (carralenee@)


And the blessed winner of the Vision Forum Family Strategies Class is:

#146-Shari!! (Snapzshotz@)

Don't forget about the $25 coupon that ends TODAY at Vision Forum! Use the coupon code SAVE25 at checkout to save $25 off your order of $75 or more! There is still time to order the Family Strategies Class!

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Friday, February 25, 2011

HOTmilk Nursing Bras and Camis....

This is definitely a link to open up when your children are not around! Zulily has HOTmilk nursing bras on sale right now. Some of them are so pretty! I'm not embarrassed to say I am SO tired of nursing bras that look like a Grandma should be wearing them! I think our husbands would appreciate something pretty, especially if we nurse a lot! I know I have been nursing for over half of our marriage. I looked up reviews of this line online, and they look good. I don't like the company's website, so I would only suggest looking at them on Zulily....

They also have pajama's on sale. I really like these pants! Very feminine looking. :)




If you don't have an account with them, it only takes a second to open one and it's free! You can also try using the coupon code GA1189 to take $5 off your order of $50. I can't promise for sure it will work, but supposedly it is supposed to. :)

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Do you need encouragement?


I don't think mothers that are just starting out homeschooling realize how blessed they are. I'm a second generation homeschooler, and I well remember the days when there was little published for the stay at home Mom, let alone a homemaker who also homeschooled her children. My Mother faithfully subscribed to one magazine for many years, as it was all that she knew of.

Today, it is so very different. When the world wide web exploded, resources became numerous for the Christian Mom. My email inbox can be a source of contact with other ladies who are striving for the same goals that I have. And best of all, most of the resources you find online that are delivered to your email are free!

I recently learned about a new online newsletter that I think you ladies will really enjoy. Eternal Encouragement Newsletter is a weekly publication that will be sure to uplift, and strengthen you! I found the newsletter helpful for encouraging me in my marriage, and parenting skills.

The theme for the month of February has been the topic of marriage-it seems that is the subject on whatever blog I go to also! I wonder if Valentine's Day has anything to do with that? :) The newsletter stressed that we need to learn how to avoid conflict with our husband. I don't know about you, but I find that conflict creeps into my marriage so quickly. One moment I think we are fine, and the instant I let my guard down I find that there can be tension there that needs quickly resolved.

There was also some wise counsel shared that we need to pray for our husbands. Such an easy thing to do, but I know I can be quick to forget during the business of the day to stop and pray for my husband. They do such an incredible amount of work for us, the least we can do is uphold them in prayer during the day!

Chick Flicks for Mom are part of the newsletter, and I greatly enjoyed the video I watched! Lorrie Flem is the editor of Eternal Encouragement magazine, and she puts together the neatest little videos to watch, all designed to bring you some godly wisdom and counsel.

It's super simple to sign up! You can go to www.homemakingwithteach.com and sign up for the newsletter (find the sign up button in the middle of the page on the left hand side). I know how these things go, you think it sounds great, but you will sign up some other time. Don't wait! You probably won't ever get around to it if you put it off. :)

Enjoy your encouragement!

“I am reviewing Encouraging Moments as an official member of the Gabby Moms blogging program for Eternal Encouragement magazine. I did not receive compensation for this post and all opinions are solely my own."

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

$25 off coupon at Vision Forum!






Vision Forum just released a coupon good for $25 off your order of $75 or more! This is perfect timing, as you could purchase the Family Strategies Series for just $60 instead of $85! Or, use it to bring down a $75 purchase to $50. The offer ends February 28th at midnight, so hurry if you want to take advantage of this special!

Use the coupon code SAVE25 at checkout to take advantage of this deal.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Vision Forum Giveaway: Family Strategies- a 20 week series



To Survive and Prosper: It’s Time to Think Strategically About Your Children, Your Household, and Your Family Culture!


strat-e-gies: The art of devising or employing plans or stratagems toward a goal.

If you are a Christian parent living in the twenty-first century, you need to think strategically about your family. Settling for the priorities and practices of the world is a proven formula for disaster. As parents, we must do more than settle. We must self-consciously choose. This requires strategic biblical thinking. It means self-consciously building your family culture. And whether the subject is entertainment choices, home décor, travel, music in the home, or dealing with antagonistic relatives, it means that wise, Scripturally-informed parents must think creatively as they aggressively engage impediments and obstacles to success.

Family Strategies: An Invitation from Doug and Beall from Douglas Phillips on Vimeo.

These are the weekly messages from Doug and Beall that you will receive:

  1. How to Organize Your Home to Promote Family Unity
  2. How to Cultivate a Love of Reading with Your Children
  3. How to Make Mealtime Meaningful
  4. How to Prepare for a Year of Home Education
  5. How to Take Children Safely Through an Airport
  6. How to Involve the Whole Family in Family Worship
  7. How to Address the Plague of “Jive Talk” in Your Home
  8. How to Encourage Masculinity in Sons
  9. How to Encourage Femininity in Daughters
  10. How to Handle a Social Worker Visit
  11. How to Wage War on Sibling Rivalry
  12. How to Use Household Decorations to Teach Character
  13. How to Talk to Your Children about Miscarriage
  14. How to Involve the Whole Family in Hospitality
  15. How to Build an Entrepreneurial Spirit in Your Children
  16. How to Watch a Movie As a Family
  17. How to Cultivate a Love of Meaningful Poetry with Your Children, and Why Doing So Is Important
  18. How to Prepare Your Children to Listen to a Symphony
  19. How to Take a Road Trip with Your Family
  20. How to Select the Best Locations for Family Vacations

As the parents of eight children and the founders of Vision Forum Ministries, Doug and Beall Phillips have spent the last decade collecting and implementing helpful strategies for building a strong, safe, and visionary family culture.

Now, beginning Tuesday, March 1, Doug and Beall will be sharing some of the most practical and proven strategies for building a vibrant family culture through their new 20-week, 30-minute episodes audio series called Family Strategies.

Get your new Family Strategies message every Tuesday morning.

Beginning March 1, every Tuesday morning for twenty weeks you will receive a link to your new downloadable message from Doug or Beall, hosted at Vision Forum’s partner website BlueBehemoth.com. To access your first download, simply create a free BlueBehemoth.com account and then follow the easy instructions in your weekly emails to download your messages at no additional charge.

Listen to the messages at your convenience on your computer, iPod, or other portable MP3 player. And, don’t worry if you miss a week due to travel. The messages will be there waiting for you.

Order by March 1 and save $10, plus receive two bonus messages as a gift. At $85, Family Strategies is a 20-message series sent directly to your inbox each week for less than $5 per message. But make sure you order by February 28, as that price will go up! You will also be sent coupons to download two important, family-affirming bonus messages for free: Victories: Moments Small and Large Which Define Christian Parenting, and How to Evaluate a Suitor.

For about the price of a fancy cup of coffee, you can get a weekly encouragement boost from Doug and Beall in which they share their favorite and best strategies for building family unity.

I am so excited about this course! I think the messages will be very encouraging and uplifting for my family.

Win It!
Vision Forum has graciously agreed to sign one family up for this fantastic series! You will be receiving the 20 week course delivered each week to your inbox, for free! To enter, tell me which subject interests you the most. Please note: this is a short giveaway! Enter now if interested!

EXTRA ENTRIES!
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8. Blog about this giveaway and leave the link.-2 extra entries (leave two comments saying you did this).

9. Place my blog button on your blog, leave a comment with the link and earn TWO extra entries for doing so!

This giveaway will end Sunday, February 26 at midnight, and a winner will be posted the following morning. We will notify the winner and they will have 36 hours to respond! Open to US Only.

This was not a paid post and my honest opinions were used. The opinions are solely my own. Thank you to Vision Forum who supplied the product for the review and giveaway.

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Upheld in His arms

"His bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob." -Genesis 49:24

Just as the Lord gave strength to Jacob, so can He give strength to you today! I was encouraged for the week ahead by reading that scripture.

Can't you just picture the Lord putting His hands underneath your arms, and giving you strength to do all the tasks you have on your list?


My to do list includes:

Laundry

Doing Dishes

Cleaning the Bathrooms

Folding Clothes

Homeschooling

Sewing

Running Errands

I'm hoping that in the moments I'm tempted to grumble this week, that I will remember this scripture, and rejoice that the Lord is upholding me.

Enjoy your week ladies!


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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Meeting the Duggar Family!



I knew that the Duggar Family would be coming relatively close to us in February to do a fundraiser for a Crisis Pregnancy Center. My husband just couldn't make up his mind if we were going to go or not, and so I had resigned myself to not attending. After church on Sunday, I was surprised by my Sister and Mother-In-Law saying that they had bought tickets for us to attend as an early birthday present for me! To say I was excited is putting it mildly :)

I have long enjoyed watching the Duggar Family, and truly admire them for their convictions in letting the Lord bless their family. They have encouraged me many times from afar, and whenever I get overwhelmed and wonder how I can keep going, I think of Michelle and all she endures. I especially think of her when I get weary of the noise level that 2 little boys can produce. Just think how noisy her house can get!

The Children played their instruments and sang, and then Jim Bob and Michelle shared their testimony of how they met and came to the Lord. They also shared what it is really like to have a camera crew follow them around, and gave an update on Josie (she wasn't allowed to be in attendance).


I was touched with how genuine and humble this family really is. They don't put on airs or act like they know how special they are. The whole family is quick to smile and make eye contact with anyone they see. Somehow, they manage to make everyone feel welcome at a big event like this.



My husband blessed me by taking our youngest children out to the van so I could stand in line to meet them during the book signing. Michelle was SO sweet, and took the time to encourage me, and tell me that I'm in the hardest years right now with four children 7 and under, and that things do get easier. My husband happened to come back in right then, so we got a quick family picture with them.

Almost a week later, I'm still encouraged by being able to attend, and have been amused over how much my children have role played as the Duggars this week! :)

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Are you modest enough?




I would like to start sharing a bit more on modesty, posting pictures, etc. but before I do that, I want to talk about this lovely little word called judging. We all know what that is. I would guess we have each been on the receiving and giving end.

I don't want to talk so much about judging those who do not dress modestly. I think to some degree we can't help but make a judgement that someone who is dressed in skin tight jeans with a halter top on is not dressed modestly. There is an obvious degree of what is right and wrong that God has instilled in us.

My observations are that women who are in the homeschooling movement and who possess the "dress modestly and be submissive to your husbands" mentality can oftentimes be extremely harsh in their judgement towards other conservative, homeschooling ladies. In fact, I almost don't like to share what I believe to be modest because I can promise you there is going to be someone out there who will judge my standards of modesty as not being modest enough.

Ladies, are you called to love your sister in Christ, or to judge the amount of lace on her dress? Are you to encourage her in Christ, or be appalled because her neckline comes down 2 inches below her collarbone? Does the fact that she has on a red, cheerful dress make her bold and flashy in your eyes? Do you believe in only wearing cotton, so therefore anyone who walks around wearing polyester just doesn't quite have it together in your mind? If you see any part of a woman's leg, do you grimace (because of course you wear your dresses down to the lowest part of your ankle)?

These queries might seem harsh to some, and silly questions to others, but believe me, I have seen and felt those judgements applied to me and in a dizzying number of combinations (neckline is fine, but color is a bit too, um, BOLD. Color / print as drab as it ought to be, but whoa, I see some ankles there! Dress is nearly dragging the ground - check - but, my, that's an awfully modern style.) I have found it impossible to satisfy everyone's "standards of decency."

On the other side, if a woman walks in your church wearing a headcovering, do you judge her as being self righteous and wouldn't dream of speaking to her? I went through a period of life where I did wear a headcovering; I dressed exclusively the cotton, homemade Mennonite look, my husband wore a beard and *gulp* yes even suspenders at times (when he worked in his cabinet shop. Not an appearance thing mind you. He liked them because they were more comfortable), and our closest family thought we had turned Amish!

We are told to have the adorning of a meek and quiet spirit (1 Peter 3:4). What if there is an older woman that seems to have a meek spirit, but you just can't get over the fact that she wears pants? Ladies, I think you will greatly miss out on the ministry that woman can give you if you get so caught up in the pants/dress debate. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for wearing dresses; but what we wear is not always the clear window to the heart as many make it out to be.

Growing up I was extremely blessed to have an older woman that I could look up to. Our family was so close to her that we "adopted" her and called her Grandma Dorthy. Her testimonies were endless, and her faith was remarkable. She was widowed for many years, but talked endearingly of her late husband. While she wore sweat pants and jeans everyday, she more closely resembled the Proverbs 31 woman to me than most ladies I've met who don dresses day in, day out.

It's our heart ladies.....More to come on this.


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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Nursing Bra Sale at Zulily!

I'm not going to put pictures up as this is The Modest Mom blog. :) I always shoo my husband or children out of the room if I have to go bra shopping online. I did want to share though that Zulily has nursing bra's on sale for (I think) around 40% off. The brand is Le Mystere which I have recently heard of as being a nice brand. My nursing bras are in sad shape, so I'm excited for this deal! You can go here to see them.

As usual, if you want one I'd act quick as you never know how fast Zulily deals can go.

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil-Review and Giveaway!


The past few years I have started using coconut oil in my kitchen. It has taken a little bit to get used to (I don't like coconuts!) but now I really enjoy using the oil, largely in part to knowing how good it is for my family. I put in muffins, granola, and I even put it in brownies one time, and they tasted great! You can also use it to make your own deodorant!

I've tried several different oils, so I knew the general consistency of the oil. Tropical Traditions sent me a jar of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil to try. I am really amazed over how creamy and smooth the the oil is. Since it is unrefined, it does have the coconut smell to the oil, but it doesn't seem to bother me like it used to.



I have heard amazing stories of health from using coconut oil. My friend even told me that it really helped her lose weight! While I don't believe in singling out one product and claiming that it alone is the cure all, I definitely think coconut oil should be a staple in every kitchen! If you are interested in reading more about Coconut oil, check out Tropical Traditions FAQ.

Tropical Traditions always has a sale going on, and many times they are buy one get one free! If you sign up for their sales newsletter you will be notified each week of the current specials. Right now they have a coupon code good for $5 off shipping.

Win It!
Tropical Traditions is giving away a jar of coconut oil! To enter, go to Tropical Traditions and tell me one other item you would like to try (besides the coconut oil).

EXTRA ENTRIES!

You can do any of these things for an extra entry. Make sure to leave a separate comment for EACH thing you do. Please leave a way to contact you if you win. If you currently follow in one of these ways, that still counts as an extra entry, even if you did it a while ago. Just make sure you are still following in that way (i.e via email, facebook, etc.).

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This giveaway will end Monday, February 28 at midnight, and a winner will be posted the following morning. We will notify the winner and they will have 36 hours to respond! Open to US Only.

This was not a paid post and my honest opinions were used. The opinions are solely my own. Thank you to Tropical Traditions who supplied the product for the review and giveaway.




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Winner of Charlie's Soap!

I'm can't wait for one of you to try out Charlie's Soap! Random.org drew #86, which is:

kmogilevski

I will be sending you an email with further details!

Please note, that if you want to win you must leave some sort of way to contact you. I had to pick another person because the number random.org picked I had no way to email them. Thanks!

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Monday, February 14, 2011

A Mother's Heart Check



Are you where God wants you to be?


Can you say that you feel content with the path you are on?


Do you feel satisfied with being a wife and mother?


When others ask what you do, are you embarrassed to admit you are a keeper of the home?


Does taking care of a home and family bring you joy?


What attitudes do your children see in you each day? Are you teaching them to be joyful, or to complain (ouch!)?


Do you find yourself daydreaming of yesteryear's where life wasn't so rough, or longing for the future when you won't have so many little ones that constantly demand your attention?


Are you exemplifying honor to your husband?



Do you enjoy your labour?



"There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God."
Ecclesiastes 2: 24


These are some questions I'm asking myself after listening to this outstanding message.

I'd love to hear your thoughts!






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Thursday, February 10, 2011

My First Vlog! Teaching Children Bible Memory Verses

I feel so extremely blessed to have not just one daughter, but two to raise up as handmaidens for the Lord. My hope is that they will be virtuous young women who fear the Lord, and who will seek to serve Him.

My oldest little girl is two and she is such a delight! I have started teaching her the scripture verses from Proverbs 31:10-31. It's my goal for her to have it all memorized, but for now we are just working on the first two verses :-) She normally recites it louder than this but she realized that the camera was going, so it made her get soft at times.

I found it so easy to teach her these verses. I didn't make it a scheduled time in my day, rather I would say the verses to her when I changed her diaper, while everyone was sitting around the table waiting for the food to get served (it's a good way to keep the children quiet!), or when she would be in the kitchen "helping" Mama!

(Excuse the background mess! It was the end of the day, and that's just real life around here with four little ones!)


P.P.S. Notice my flexi clip in my hair? I love discovering new ways to fix my hair using a clip!

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Expressiva Nursing Shirts!

Zully has nursing clothes from Expressiva on sale today. While I didn't see very many that were modest (most are low cut) I did think these two shirts were really cute!



The Fuchsia Ruffle Shirt is my favorite!


You can see these and more at today at Zully. I'd hurry if you want one though, things tend to go fast! You do have to sign up for a free account at Zully, but it just requires entering your email address, and takes less than a minute.

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Winner of the More Than Alive Bulk Food Giveaway!

The winner of the Bulk Food giveaway is #162 (drawn from random.org)

Mommy of L and G!

Congratulations! You will be getting an email from The Modest Mom with further details!

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New Products from Vision Forum!


I grew up singing "Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens" from the Sound of Music, and now my own children love to hear me sing it! It is truly amazing to learn about the real family that inspired the movie. There are several books out that I have enjoyed reading about their family, and now Vision Forum is offering a new book that looks excellent!



V is for Von Trapp, A Musical Family Alphabet gives a behind the scenes look at the family that traveled around the world singing. This book tells about their early life in Austria, and lets us travel along with them into America and finally as they open their famous Von Trapp family lodge in Vermont.

The book sells for $17.00, but through February 11 you can use the code VONTRAPP and receive 25% off the book, making it just $12.75!



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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Lilla Rose Valentine Sale!

Lilla Rose is having a special Valentine's Day Sale! Their heart shaped earrings and necklace is currently 30% off during the whole month of February!





You can also buy the coordinating Heart Flexi Clip to go along with your earrings and necklace!
I am still amazed over how much I love my flexi clip! I wear it almost every day, and it really does hold up my long waist length hair. Their products have helped me so much that I signed up to be a consultant! If you haven't taken a look at their products yet, I'd highly suggest you taking a look. It just might solve your frustration with the "what do I do to my hair today" question. :-)



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Make your own Natural Deodorant!


There are some things I worry about, and deodorant happens to be one of them. Yes, you read that right! Such a simple thing, right? Buy it, use it, and don't think about it again until you've run out. For me, there's a little more to it than that.

I spent my childhood and teen years watching my great grandma slowly lose her memory to Alzheimer's. As I got older, I realized that most of the time she had no comprehension that I was even related to her. The disease became more than just a name to me; looking on as a loved one lost her mental connection to her past - even immediate past - was very difficult to bear. While I am not paranoid about it by any means, I try my best to avoid products that contain ingredients which have been linked to Alzheimer's. Deodorants happen to be high on the list, as many of the most popular brands contain aluminum as one of the main ingredients - a product that has been strongly suspected of causing Alzheimer's. Deodorants with aluminum in them are high on my list of items I refuse to purchase.

Well, that should be easy enough to avoid you might think. Just go to the local health food stores and pick up one of the natural selections there! Believe me, I have tried. Jason's, Toms of Maine, the crystal rock, and on and on. Basically I have poured money down the drain, because every time I brought a new one home my husband would tell me that it just didn't work (especially the crystal rock thing). Having been married for 8 years now, I've heard this statement for all my married life! He never asked me to go buy the name brand stuff, as he understood why I was trying to avoid it. It seems we have always been on a hunt for a natural deodorant that will actually work for him! Perhaps by this time you are thinking that I have just been unfortunate to marry an exceptionally smelly man : / Actually, he owns a lawn care company, so there is lots of sweating in the Summer. He is a cabinet maker in the winter time, so that doesn't exactly help either. Poor fellow.

I saw a recipe for homemade deodorant with lots of rave reviews. I almost didn't make it, because I couldn't imagine something so simple working if all these other deodorants hadn't worked. But in an attempt to try something new I made it one night and asked my husband to try it. Wonder of all wonders, he has since happily reported to me that this stuff works better than even the name brand deodorant you can buy at Wal-mart!! I am extremely happy, and now the only request I am hearing from him is to buy a push up container so he doesn't have to use his fingers to put it on. :-)

So what is in this fantastic deodorant? Here is the simple recipe.



6-8 Tbsp Coconut oil (solid state)
1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup arrowroot powder or cornstarch (arrowroot is preferred and that is what I used).

Directions

1. Combine equal portions of baking soda and arrowroot powder.
2. Slowly add coconut oil and work it in with a spoon or hand blender until it maintains a firm but pliable texture. It should be about the same texture as commercial deodorant, solid but able to be applied easily. If it is too wet, add further arrowroot powder/cornstarch to thicken. I used a spoon and it took a little bit before the coconut oil was mixed in well.
3. Scoop this recipe into your old deodorant dispenser (I wish I would have saved mine and done this!) or place in a small container with lid and apply with fingers with each use. Makes about 1 cup. This recipe lasts about 3 months for two people with regular daily use.



I put it in some essential oil just to add some more scent, but the coconut oil adds a tropical scent all by itself. You can go over to the Passionate Homemaking blog for more information, and she has even posted a vlog with instructions.

Give it a try and let me know what you think!

This post is linked up to:


Raising Homemakers



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Monday, February 7, 2011

Jesus as the Home of my Soul

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What a beautiful thing it is that Jesus cares about us and every little thing we do. Whether it is making our beds, doing the dishes, teaching a math lesson, or folding clothes - He is interested in all of these things and watches over us as we perform our daily labors. Likewise, we can and should meditate on Him while engaged in any task, no matter how menial.

I ran across the following on an index card that my Mom had placed in her scriptures. This little illustration might be good to put above your sink as a reminder that the Lord is in and through all things:


Picture Jesus as the Home of my Soul

Ceiling- He protects me and is above me
Floor - Supports and is below me
Walls- His arms are wrapped around me

Meditate on Him through Household Activities:

Getting dressed in the morning - Wear the "garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness" (this is a wonderful way to remind me throughout the day to praise Him and not fear the circumstances).
Doing Dishes, cleaning, etc.- Ask that God would cleanse me of sin and worry
Fine Arts (Crocheting, Sewing)-Realizing God is concerned about ALL the details of our lives
Our beds-Resting in His arms!

By Krystal Yoder

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Friday, February 4, 2011

Winner of the Made On Lotion Bar

Congratulations! The Winner of the MadeOn Lotion Bar is

Tessa! (tessaspears@)

I am still extremely pleased with the results of this lotion bar!

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Supermom Vitamin Review and Giveaway!


I think it is every Mom's dream to have the energy for what the day brings, and not desperately dream of taking a nap by 10:00. Please tell me I'm not the only one who longs for naps some days! With an almost 3 year old, and a 13 month old naps do not come to me very often. That is why it is so important to take care of ourselves. As Mothers, if our health fails us, our whole family struggles under the burden.

Beeyoutiful is a company that is dedicated to bringing health to families, by providing high quality supplements, bath and beauty products, essential oils and more. Beeyoutiful is well known for their high potency multi-vitamin with Spirulina and Green SuperFoods-best known as Supermom Vitamin.


Here are some testimonials taken from their website:

"One SuperMom user suffered from anemia for 5 years and was not helped by regular iron supplements. She almost ruined her teeth from crunching ice (a common craving caused by anemia). But after a month's worth of SuperMom, her ice eating stopped and so did the fatigue and chills associated with anemia.

This same middle-aged mom was so nutritionally depleted she couldn't cope with the stresses of her large family and busy life. To keep from crying constantly, she had turned reluctantly to a prescription anti-depressant with unpleasant side effects like sleeplessness, but once SuperMom kicked in, she weaned herself from the prescription drug and manages quite happily now."



While I don't believe taking a multi-vitamin is the miracle pill for many people, I do think it is very important to take one and *ahem* try and be faithful about getting it in every day. I have a hard time remembering to take my vitamins! I find if I leave them on the counter by my glass that is helping me remember more.

When I became pregnant with my last baby I had not been taking a multi-vitamin, and I was a little concerned that pregnancy hoping everything would be ok. I know how important it is to have enough folic acid in you when you conceive. She was just fine, but I told myself I wouldn't do that again. Supermom Vitamins can be taken safely through your pregnancy, you would just need to supplement with some extra folic acid.

If you are concerned about the cost of these SuperMom vitamins, don't be! A two month supply is just $33 for the capsules, or $37 for the tablets. That breaks down to $16.50-18.50 a month! That price is much cheaper than other multi-vitamins I have seen at the health food store that contains the same ingredients.

Beeyoutiful also sent me a bottle of liquid chlorophyll, which is excellent to take during pregnancy. I took this during my last pregnancy as I always seem to get anemic at some point. I found it best to take it with some juice, as it is dark green and has a strong taste by itself!

The Miracle Skin Salve they sell has rave reviews on the site. I was sent some to review, but so far we haven't had a bumped knee or burned finger to try it on. :-) I personally love salve like this, and anytime we get hurt I'm always saying "where's the salve?" The ingredients in this look fantastic.

Tummy Tune Up is an effective probiotic that is another family favorite. Different family members have taken it, and it really does seem to work! I like that it is gentle enough for pregnancy and children. The pills are not huge, so my two older children have been able to take it just fine. I've noticed my oldest son receiving the most help from it. The company says even babies can take it if they have thrush.

I would definitely suggest using Beeyoutiful supplements for your entire family. They even have a SuperDad vitamin, and Superkid liquid vitamin that my children love to take!

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Beeyoutiful is giving away a bottle of Supermom Vitamins, Liquid Chlorophyll, and Miracle Salve to one reader! To enter to win, go to beeyoutiful and tell me one supplement you would like to try.
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This was not a paid post and my honest opinions were used. The opinions are solely my own. Thank you to beeyoutiful who supplied the product for the review and giveaway.

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