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Strengths Based Marriage (Review)

January 28, 2017

I am always looking to learn something different and if it can help my marriage of that of someone I know, I am all in! I was excited to be able to read and review Strengths Based Marriage. The tagline is Build a Stronger Relationship by Understanding Each Other's Gifts. 

The book is based on the Clifton Strengthfinder Assessment. I was not aware that this was a test that costs at a minimum $15 (for your top 5 strengths) and $74 for all of them (34). Since I am all about saving money, I will not recommend paying that kind of money for a test. I like their points in general about taking a test like this and learning that most people will read their top strengths but then go to the bottom, find their lowest and then look for ways to improve. The authors tell us to work more on our strengths, because if we work on our lowest ones we might improve a little bit, but not enough to make any difference, because this is really just the way we are made. So taking that time and energy to refine those things that are true gifts is a better use of your time and talent. But knowing where you and your spouse are opposite is very good, because you can work on speaking into that and knowing more about each other can help with any hurt fillings or frustrations. 

In conclusion, I would only recommend this book if you are willing to pay for the test as well. Although you can get some good tips out of the book, the coupling with the test seems important.

I was given this book to review by BookLook. All opinions are 100% mine.
 

In Such Good Company Review

January 7, 2017

I have loved Carol Burnett for years! I have fond memories of watching re-runs of her show growing up with my grandma. Years ago she wrote a book called Laughing Till It Hurts about her life and I loved it. So, when I heard she had written a new book, In Such Good Company, I knew I had to read it! 

The book covers her years putting on The Carol Burnett Show. We get lots of behind the scenes information on the people who helped make the show what it was, the guest stars she had on the show and ...
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A Spectacle of Glory Review

January 7, 2017

With the new year, I know many of us are looking for ways to start new, good habits. I was asked to review A Spectacle of Glory. It is a small book with a dated devotional for each day. I have completed one week and find the writing to be very thoughtful and well written. Being a tiny book does put some limits in place and one is that there is space to write the verse(s) they are speaking of, but not room enough to actually quote them. It would be nice to have it all in one place, but without...
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Greater Than Gold {Book Review}

November 29, 2016

Still have some Olympic fever going on around our house so I was happy to be able to read Greater Than Gold by David Boudia, Olympic Gold Medalist. 

David share a lot about his childhood in the book, the struggles he faced as a teen and young adult, and ultimately find Jesus along the way and how it changed is outlook on life. He candidly shares how his focus in the beginning was on winning and being known by others, but once he accepted Jesus his focus was on Him and how he could use his tale...
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Personalized Coffee Mug $6.98 Shipped

November 10, 2016


As the holidays approach, I am hoping to give you some tips and deals to be able to shop wisely. York photo has a nice deal running right now. Create a personalized mug for only $.99 and shipping will be $5.99. A great deal and a nice gift to cross off your list! Click the banner above to get started. This offer expires November 20th. Use the code HMUG at checkout



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Ebates - A Must for Holiday On Line Shopping

November 4, 2016


Hi guys, with the holidays approaching I wanted to remind you about Ebates. Click on the image above and sign up today for free and get a free $10 just for signing up! They have made it even easier to use now too. Use their Google Chome add on and Ebates will know when you are visiting a site that is eligible for cash back for free! I added it to my computer and earned cash back for shopping at Bath & Body Works.

If you have any questions on how this works, let me know by clicking on the title...
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Pallet Word Art - Low Cost Way to Decorate

September 23, 2016

I wanted to share with you our latest wood project. With this project, we went and got a free pallet from Lowes Improvement store. Here is how we created this look:

1) My husband took the pallet apart
2) He used two other pieces of wood on nailed them into the back of the piece running the other direction, creating one solid piece.
3) I painted the front and sides of all the boards a white semi gloss color (something I already had on hand)
4) I then applied a coat of dark colored stain (left over...
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Installing A Wood Wall - The Easy Way!

September 17, 2016


We recently completed our wood wall in our living/dining room and I wanted to share and give you some tips we found along the way.

We looked on line at a lot of tutorial's on wood walls. I was surprised at how many different techniques there are. In the end you need to do what will work best for your budget and skill set. We found the following possibilties: 

Wood
Use reclaimed Wood (wood you find from old fences, etc.)
Use pallet wood
Purchase New Wood (this is what we did)

Installation Method
Put ...
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Life of the Party {Review}

September 16, 2016


The minute I saw this book, Life of the Party, by Bob Kealing, I knew I had to read it! I am a fan of the 1950"s and have been to my fair share of Tupperware parties, and could not wait to learn more about Brownie Wise. She was President of Tupperware during part of the 1950's and really was a big reason for their success in the early years. 

I loved all the pictures scattered throughout the book and just learning more about how Tupperware began. I will be honest and say that at times it lost ...
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The Things We Knew {Book Review}

August 14, 2016
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Hi everyone, back with another book review! I like to mix up my fiction and non-fiction ready as much as possible and decided to choose Catherine West's The Things We Knew.

The story centers around a family from Nantucket, and most specifically around the youngest sister, Lynette. Family history she cannot remember, an old love that is back in the picture and ailing parents, makes this a great summer read! It has everything you would want, but with a spiritual bend that makes it refreshing. 

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