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January’s Ipsy Bag Reveal!

January 16, 2017 By · No Comments

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BalletGirl (age 16) has decided she wants to start ordering Subscription boxes with her paycheck. I mean what girl doesn’t like makeup and free samples right? But better, who here hates to purchase something they end up hating?  She decided her first purchase would be the January Ipsy bag because it was only $10 and came with quite a bit of stuff.

I loved that she told me if she liked the stuff she’d know to purchase more of it later and if not at least she wouldn’t waste her money on it. Plus, it was make up at her door monthly that she didn’t have to go search for.

The process is pretty simple you head over to IPSY (her link here) and sign up. If you sign up through someone’s link they do get so much off their next bag. It’s a win-win! Feel free to sign up for the January Ipsy Bag through her link. The service is $10 a month for 5 products and a bag.

January Ipsy Bag Reveal!

She waited for two whole weeks for this to come. Every day she’d check the mail once it said it had been shipped. haha. I must admit I loved it because of the pretty pink bubble wrap envelope they shipped it in. (sorry didn’t get pictures of that) Every month that she receives one we will post about it here on the blog. Hope ya’ll enjoy the reveals!

The January Glam Bag

January Ipsy Bag

First when you open the pretty envelope you’ll immediately see a card (explaining what the theme is for the month) and an Ipsy Bag. This month we got a blue/gray some call it a silver bag with holes. This month’s theme from Ipsy Glam Bag is Metropolis! Fun in the city!

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The Beginner’s Bible: Teaches Stories From the Bible

January 3, 2017 By · 14 Comments

Disclosure: I was sent this book for review purposes. I do have affiliate links throughout this post, if you click on them I might make a few pennies.

Introduce Your Child to the Bible with The Beginner’s Bible

The Beginner Bible

The Beginner’s Bible  (purchase it here) will introduce your young child to the bible in short, easy to read stories from the bible. Each story is short and made so that your child will understand it with colorful pictures on each page. Follow along as you journey through the beginning of life (Adam & Eve), sail down the Nile with baby Moses (in his basket) to Noah’s Ark.

Beginner's Bible

About the Beginner’s Bible:

The Beginner’s Bible has been a favorite with young children and their parents since it was released in 1989 with over 25 Million products sold. Now it’s redesigned with fresh new art that will excite children for many more year to come. Full of faith and fun, The Beginner’s Bible is a wonderful gift for any child. The easy-to-red text and bright, full-color illustrations on every page make it a perfect way to introduce young children to the stories and characters of the Bible. With new vibrant three-dimensional art and compelling text, more than 90 Bible stores come to life. Kids ages 6 and under will enjoy the fun illustrations of Noah helping the elephant onto the ark, Jonah praying inside the fish, and more, as they discover The Beginner’s Bible just like millions of children before. The Beginner’s Bible was named 2006 Retailer Choice Award winner in Children’s Nonfiction.

My Kids & The Beginner’s Bible:

The Beginner's Bible Noah's Ark

When we got the Bible in the mail the kids were excited to flip through it. Before moving back out to Indiana I was a Sunday School teacher and taught a class from age 4-15. My kids enjoyed re-living the stories I had once shared with them in my own class and now were reading about in their book. I loved it because now Nicoli, who was too young at the time will have stories to go through with his siblings even when I’m not at home. Since they already know them they will enjoy sharing their thoughts and memories of what I taught with him.

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When Jesus was a Green-Eyed Brunette

December 21, 2016 By · 17 Comments

Disclosure: I was sent a copy of When Jesus was a Green-eyed Brunette for review purposes. Pictures and opinions are my own. 

WHEN JESUS WAS A GREEN EYED BRUNETTE

by Max Davis

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Loving People Like God Does

About When Jesus Was a Green-Eyed Brunette:

This story weaves heartwarming and miraculous stories of Jesus showing up in ordinary people, revealing that He knows us and is fully present in our everyday circumstances, especially in our difficulties.

Those hurting and weary from worn-out religion are longing for a fresh touch from the living Jesus. Best-selling author Max Davis challenges us to do more than simply receive God’s grace—we need to allow grace to soften, change, and shape us. As you read this book you will laugh, cry, and come face-to-face with the living Jesus, much like Davis did, when he found Him living in a green-eyed brunette.

As Davis puts it, “Jesus is very much alive today and still does incredible things—sometimes supernatural things—through us!”

My Opinion of When Jesus Was a Green-eyed Brunette:

This isn’t a story like you’d expect. It isn’t strictly about Jesus or his birth, but it is definitely a story that will reach in and touch your soul. I love how Davis showed us that Jesus is always there for us whether we see it or not.  I believe that he shows up just when you need him, some of us realize who he is and some of us do not. Those that do are overwhelmed with the feeling of peace, love and sorrow sometimes.

For me, I have met my own form of Jesus before, I was but a little girl testifying against my own mother. There I was in a courthouse, all eyes looking at me, knots in my stomach and the judge calling a recess in the hopes that I wouldn’t get sick all over the place. As I walked into the restroom with the guard outside the door, I met Jesus and he was in the form of a little old lady. That little old lady appeared just when I needed to hear all would be good and not only were my parents proud of me but so was God. She disappeared as quickly as she appeared, not even the guards had seen her go in. Trust me, I asked.

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Lugz Tambora Winter Boots: Made for Snow

December 20, 2016 By · 159 Comments

Disclosure: The Life of a Home Mom was sent a pair of Lugz Tambora Winter Boots to review. The pictures and opinions are my own.

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My First Pair of Lugz Tambora Winter Boots

Last year, I was lucky enough to try a pair of Lugz Tambora Winter boots in black.  Let me tell you it was a great choice of footwear.  I wore these boots everywhere, no matter the weather. I worried that it wouldn’t hold up in the rain but they were great.  While everyone else’s shoes soaked through mine did not. Tip: Don’t allow the fur to get soaked or they might. Lugz Tambora Boots

My Choice Of Lugz Tambora Boots This Year:

What type of boot/shoe would I get this year? This year I was more than happy to try a pair in coffee color.  Before you ask, I did still have a great pair of Tambora boots from last year.  My daughter now wanted them since they were black and well she’s 16.   I love that Lugz tambora winter boots are perfect for the snow, so I already knew I wanted something warm.  We were bracing for an even colder winter than last year according to all the news channels. These aren’t just snow boots though, they can be worn in all types of weather (minus summer of course) which means they last a long time. It would be money well spent.

The Lugz Tambora boots in your choice of Coffee/ Antique Brass/ Black currently  available $74.99. Get 30% Off with code 30HOLIDAY. Spend $60 for free US Ground shipping.
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Andis At-Home Kit: The Perfect Haircutting Gift

November 23, 2016 By · 33 Comments

The Perfect Kit for Your Haircut!

How many of you have a male in your life that needs to go to the barber shop for a haircut? Every time they go, it costs roughly $10-20 right? Andis At-home Kits are something I think they will love and you will feel good about.  If your man is doing NO SHAVE November they just might want it sooner!

For those that are unaware, every November many men around the world will stop shaving for the entire month and then on December 1st they shave it all off. Sometimes this means they just won’t shave their face. Other times they will shave or cut their hair.  Course if they get really hairy putting off a haircut can this get pretty pricey. Andis has come out with a headliner combo kit just for them!

andis headliner kit

This is a 27 piece Complete Home Hair-cutting kit. It has a powerful clipper and trimmer and many different size clippers to get that perfect cut/shave. The trimmer will definitely help out too. If this kit doesn’t work for you they now have an entire line at Walmart.
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