Monday, September 18, 2017

Kwik Stix (Giveaway & Review)



Kwik Stix
Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary pack of Kwik Stix in exchange for a honest review.

Hi, friends! My family and I are so excited to be able to share with you about Kwik Stix. We have reviewed Kwik Stix in the past (check out our other posts here), and it is a product we use very much in our house. It is a solid tempera paint that dries within 90 seconds. It can be used on wood, canvas, cardboard, paper, and also poster paper. The best part is, there is no mess and no need for art smocks, water cups or brushes because of its unique design.

Kwik Stix 
Our life has changed quite a bit in the past year. We went from being a homeschool family, to having my boys go to public school last year. Kwik Stix is wonderful for helping them complete school projects and homework. I also became a preschool teacher this year, so I have brought this amazing product into my classroom and used them with two year old students! I can't tell you what a blessing it is not to have to worry about clean up with paint, with a two year old! I love the versatility of this product, and how it can be used with children (and adults!) of any age. I also love the vibrant colors the paint offers.

Kwik Stix

This is a product that can be enjoyed by everyone. It is not only great for a classroom, but can be used in the home for arts and crafts projects, homeschool, child care center, preschool, Sunday School classes and more! It is a product that my family and I love very much, and we would highly recommend it.

To see more on this amazing company, please check them out on their social media below: 

Kwik Stix




 Kwik Stix

Giveaway!
One winner will receive one assorted color Kwik Stix from The Pencil Grip, Inc.
Giveaway is open to United States residents, ages 18 and older. Winner must provide address, and prize will be sent by  The Pencil Grip, Inc. Giveaway opens September 18, 2017 12:00 a.m. (EST) and will close on September 28, 2017 at 11:59 pm (EST). Best of luck to all who enter :)
Blessings,

Kelly 

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Patterns of Evidence! (DVD Review & Giveaway)


Patterns of Evidence


Tim Mahoney's first full feature documentary film, Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus was released in January 2015. This film was 12 years in the making to investigate the biblical Exodus from a scientific angle. His approach gives audiences a way to determine their own opinion and to develop a conversation based on the findings. The film won 13 awards in the 2014 film festival circuit. Before this, he produced numerous productions for Christian organizations including the Billy Graham organization, World Wide Pictures, and Compassion International.

In the film, there are interviews with top experts in Egyptology and archaeology, as well as people of influence in the Middle East.  There are honest questions asked about the story of Exodus in the Bible, and Mahoney allows the evidence to speak for itself while also being respectful of other viewpoints. I thought this was a fascinating approach, because you may view this DVD with someone who has different beliefs than you do.

The film is full of interviews, real footage of Egypt and places where the story of Exodus is discussed in the Bible, and is an absolutely beautiful documentary. It gives graphics of timelines and time frames that are easy to understand, and facts that are proven of the story that you would have never thought of. My husband has biblical knowledge from the college courses he has taken and being raised in the church, and he was amazed at some of the revelations that came from this documentary. 

We really enjoyed viewing this documentary. My sons are younger and were able to understand most of the DVD and enjoyed hearing about familiar stories in the Bible, that they were able to be shown to be true. I would definitely recommend this DVD to be viewed by your family, small group, or as a homeschool study for older students.

DISCOUNT CODE: 

If you would like to purchase the DVD that normally retails for $19.95, you can enter code MK1 at checkout for $3 off! There are also supplemental resources available for purchase such as homeschool curriculum, a nearly 400 page hardback book, small group Bible Study, Movie Event kit, and a youth version.

GIVEAWAY:

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again.  Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Giveaway open to residents of the United States, ages 18 and older. Giveaway opens August 29, 2017 12:00 am (EST) and will close September 7, 2017 12:00 am (EST).

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Blessings,

Kelly

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

That New Car Smell

Cars.com

Cars.com

                  Do you know what the best part to me is about buying a new car? It has that amazing new car smell, even if it is used. There is something exciting about getting a new car. There are so many varieties and brands of vehicles now, that to purchase a car has become a tiresome project. That's why I like Cars.com. You can search new cars, used cars, certified cars and even trucks. The website makes it very easy to navigate by make, model, price, and how far you are willing to travel to get the vehicle.

Cars.com

             My husband and I are hoping to be in the market for a second vehicle within this year, so we like to be educated buyers and look ahead before we buy. If it were up to my husband, he would have a Chevrolet Silverado. We went to Cars.com and put in the specifics for what we were looking for. My husband laughed when I put in the amount, because I have no idea what trucks cost. The cool thing is, the website still pulled up the specifics we were looking for regardless of the amount we entered.

           Once we were on the screen with the specifics we entered, we found out we could simplify it even more by the tabs on the side for interior and exterior color of the car, minimum and maximum price, year, mileage, dealer ratings, and features just to name a few. Once we found the truck he liked, we were able to see what dealership the truck was at, the phone number and address of the dealership, a form to ask the dealership questions about the vehicle, and the price of the truck.

Cars.com

        We scrolled down, and were able to see that we could get a report on the car, recall information, and an estimate on what our car payment might be. It also gave us more information vehicle, other vehicles available at the same dealership, features, seller's notes, and even financing options. I enjoyed how they explained what having a Certified vehicle is,  and also a price comparison tool. My husband loved this tool and how it let us know the vehicle was priced higher than other vehicles similar to it, We both felt this was great and straightforward information to give.

Cars.com

       We also found out not only can you look to purchase a car on Cars.com, but you can also sell and trade, get your car serviced and repaired, and look at videos and reviews of vehicles. My husband and I felt very comfortable using this site, and it was easy to navigate. We felt the information was up-to-date, helpful, and honest. When we are ready to purchase that second vehicle, I know where I will be heading first for that new car smell!

Blessings,

Kelly 

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

A Summer Surprise Party! (Sponsored Post)


Walmart Cottonelle
Sponsored Post: This post is sponsored by Cottonelle, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

My oldest is going to be eight years old in a few days! Many of you know we have moved back to the states after our adventure in Panama, but many of you don't know that we actually changed states as well. We are about a nine hour car drive from where we used to live, and also from where my sister-in-law and her family live. My boys have always been close to their cousins, and it has been hard to be so far from them. All my oldest was asking for was to be able to see his cousins for his birthday. My sister-in-law is amazing, and they are actually driving up this week to surprise him! Her and my mother-in-law have been planning a surprise birthday party, and I can't wait to see his face!

Cottonelle

All of this got me thinking though. I had to make a trip to Walmart to make sure we have everything we need for when they come visit. We are doing a BBQ party, so I made sure to have my shopping list include buns, meat, snacks, drinks, napkins, plates and condiments. There was one thing I forgot though: the toilet paper.

Cottonelle

I strolled down the toilet paper aisle, and was happy to see that there is a Mega Roll pack available from Cottonelle. This pack includes 12 Mega Rolls that have 380 sheets per roll, and the 12 pack is the equivalent to 48 regular rolls of toilet paper. This means less changing of the roll! It also still has the Clean Ripple Texture on every sheet, so your family is still getting the comfort they need.

Cottonelle

Cottonelle

The next thing I did, was open my Ibotta App on my phone. You all know I love saving money at the grocery store! There was a rebate for purchasing Cottonelle, so I made sure to add this into my cart!

Ibotta

I felt very patriotic walking through my local Walmart. There were red, white, and blue balloons on all of the aisles and displays to celebrate the fourth of July. I also noticed there were several signs that showed Walmart is now doing online grocery pickup. My friends at small group the other day were just talking about this, and how they love avoiding the checkout lines, bringing in a tired child to the store, and how the Walmart employees actually bring out your groceries to your car! Have you all tried this yet? I am definitely going to be trying this the next time I need to make a trip to Walmart.

Walmart Grocery pickup

Walmart Grocery pickup

When I got home, the first thing I did was to make sure I had all the bathrooms stocked up with Cottonelle toilet paper. I then put all my groceries away, and am now starting to get the house ready for our family to visit! We are so excited! Thanks for stopping by to read our story! I will have an update soon as to how my son's birthday party went!

Cottonelle

Blessings,

Kelly

Linqia

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