Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter Eggs

Last year, I found a new way of getting a hard boiled egg. No water needed. Use your oven. All you have to do is put your eggs in a muffin pan, put in the oven for about 30 minutes, let stand for about 5 minutes, then put in water. Perfect eggs every time. You can find the details here. I used the oven for my eggs again this year and the came out perfect once again.

I don't think I'll ever boil an egg in water again.

One of our Easter traditions is to dye eggs. We do it every year, and then we make deviled eggs with them for Easter.

My son made marbled eggs.
....and I just went with the traditional egg dye.
They all came out great....but my favorite one is one of Aidan's marbled eggs (the pink and purple one).
Do you and your family dye or color eggs for Easter? Do you buy Easter dye, use natural products or just use food coloring? I'd love to see some photos.

Mom Seeks God {book review}

About the book: The first months and years of motherhood can be the most challenging and disorienting of your life---and faith. When you're surrounded by the happy chaos of children, how do you spend quiet time with God if the only quiet time you get is while you sleep? How can you demonstrate a solid spiritual life to your children if you don't have time to pursue one yourself?
When Julia Roller discovered that her spiritual growth had been stunted by the busyness of life with her toddler, she embarked on a yearlong journey through ten spiritual disciplines: prayer, fellowship, submission, study, simplicity, silence, worship, fasting, service, and celebration. As she focused on each discipline, she discovered practical ways to observe them---even in the chaos of her every day.
Purchase a copy and find out more about Julia at:

About the Author: Julia Roller is an author and editor. Her books include Mom Seeks God (Abingdon Press), A Year with God (with Richard J. Foster), A Year with Aslan, and 25 Books Every Christian Should Read. Working with Renovar√©, she has also co-authored four spiritual formation guides. She has written study guides for authors such as Desmond Tutu, Richard J. Foster, Henri Nouwen, Jenna Bush, and Rob Bell. Her articles have appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, Street Spirit, Group, Rev.!, and Children's Ministry. She and her family live in San Diego, California.

Win & RSVP!
Julia Roller Mom Seeks God
My Review: Mom Seeks God would be a great Mother's Day gift. It's very useful. It's a book that you will refer to over and over again.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review. 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Project Spring - Hippity Hop

from Juno Designs and Amanda Yi Designs
Description from store:
A collaboration kit by Amanda Yi Designs and Juno Designs.
  • 1 alpha - individual .png files. 300 dpi.
  • 20 patterned papers - individual 12x12" .jpg files. 300 dpi.
  • 8 solid papers - individual 12x12" .jpg files. 300 dpi.
  • 100+ elements, including 4 3x4" journal cards - individual .png files. 300 dpi.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

PERK® Vent Wrap Auto Air Fresheners

PERK® Vent Wrap – fragrance you’ll notice, an air freshener you won’t!
New PERK® Vent Wrap is cutting-edge innovation for the vent. Its super discreet design and patent-pending fragrance technology will leave your car invisibly fresh. Vent Wrap is easy to use – nothing to pull, click or put together – just slide it onto the vent blade and go! Hidden under the soft, black protective cover is StediScent®, a revolutionary fragrance technology that regulates the fragrance delivery. No more wondering where the fragrance went after a couple days. StediScent® will provide fragrance that is just right!
Each Vent Wrap is individually sealed for freshness and easy storage. After about 2 weeks, replace your Vent Wrap with a new one, fresh out of the wrapper. A 4 pack will provide you with up to 60 days of fabulous fragrance.
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The wraps are super easy to use. Just open the pack and slide the wrap onto the vent. 

Disclaimer: I'm a member of Smiley360, where I qualify to try brands for free in exchange for my authentic feedback.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

MOM SEEKS GOD Kindle HDX Giveaway & “Moms’ May Day” Facebook Party with @JuliaLRoller

Mom Seeks God by Julia Roller offers a highly relatable story and useful advice to help new moms grow in their faith as they address life changes with grace, patience, and prayer. As readers discover ten essential faith practices, they’ll learn that motherhood itself is a spiritual discipline and can be God’s most effective technique for forming a more Christ-like life.

Julia is celebrating the book's release with a fun giveaway and connecting with moms during a live Facebook author chat.

  One winner will receive:
  • A Kindle HDX
  • Mom Seeks God by Julia Roller
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on May 1st. Winner will be announced at "Moms' May Day" Facebook Party on May 1st. Connect with Julia for an encouraging discussion on spiritual discipline and finding joy in the middle of motherhood. Win prizes, connect with other moms, and be inspired.

So grab your copy of Mom Seeks God and join Julia on the evening of May 1st for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 1st!