Monday, November 18, 2019

Celebrate Christmas with Calico Critters

Calico Critters is decking the halls with lots of family merriment and cheer!  This holiday season, consider Calico Critters as the perfect gift-giving items for your little holiday helpers.

Calico Critters is a line of miniature animal figures with homes, furniture, and accessories that are sold in playsets.  The globally popular series, first introduced in 1985, features beautiful, richly detailed animal figures that live like humans with a focus on “Nature, Family and Love.”

This season, Calico Critters is expanding their Village collection with new homes to collect and connect. Sweet Raspberry Home is the newest addition to the Village, perfectly matching the detail and design of the other Red Roof Cozy Cottage and  Red Roof Country Home Gift Set.


Calico Critters Red Roof Cozy Cottage

Connect to Red Roof Country Home to create a large, three-story house (sold separately)

This set includes a red-roofed 2-story house, Hopscotch Rabbit Girl, and special furniture items and accessories

Calico Critters Red Roof Country Home Gift Set

This great value set is comprised of both figures and furniture

Both Hopscotch Rabbit Girl and Hopscotch Rabbit Mother are included

Lights in the house light up



Sweet Raspberry Home

A one-storey house with an amazing entrance terrace

It comes with poseable Chocolate Rabbit Baby and one bed with a slide

Connect to other houses (sold separately) for even more fun pretend play


I received products in exchange for this post.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

Check It Out: Savings.com #SDC12Days Journeys Giveaway

Win a $250 gift card from Journeys!

Savings.com is excited to announce that their 12 Days of Giveaways are back! Every weekday from Thursday, November 7th – Friday, November 22nd, they’ll be giving away one gift card prize, with a value of $250, from one of their partner stores, for a total of $3000 in prizes!

For today's giveaway, they are featuring Journeys.  One winner will receive a $250 gift card. Journeys is a footwear retailer for teens and young adults.

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Check It Out: Savings.com #SDC12Days The Home Depot Giveaway

Win a $250 gift card from The Home Depot!

Savings.com is excited to announce that their 12 Days of Giveaways are back! Every weekday from Thursday, November 7th – Friday, November 22nd, they’ll be giving away one gift card prize, with a value of $250, from one of their partner stores, for a total of $3000 in prizes!

For the 7th Day of Giveaway, they are featuring The Home Depot.  One winner will receive a $250 gift card.  Whether you’re a DIY’er or a professional contractor, The Home Depot helps you get the job done. From raw building materials and electrical supplies to decor, furniture, and organization items, you’ll find everything you need here to create, renovate, and design.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

7th Heaven Gold Peel-Off Face Mask - Review


Cold weather is here! Do you have all the essentials for prepping your skin, maintaining it to look your best while out in the frigid weather? 7th Heaven offers face masks and other natural skin care products to make your skin look and feel its best, all without breaking the bank. Treat your skin to the high performing, all-natural 7th Heaven Gold Peel-Off Face Mask which detoxes and and brightens complexions. It also fights free radicals and removes toxins. The peel-away format makes the mask naturally exfoliating and helps remove dirt, oil and dead skin cells in one 15 - 20 minute session.


The Gold Peel-Off Mask comes in a packet and there's enough in each packet for a one-time use. The main ingredients in the mask are Ground Malachite, Pulped Mango, and Pressed Jasmine.  Before applying the face mask you should first cleanse your face with warm water, then pat dry. Then you apply a thin layer of the mask over your face and neck. Because it has a gooey consistency, I have to use my finger to get down into the pouch to get all of it out. Once the mask is applied, you should let it set on your face for 15-20 minutes. After applying it to my face, I can feel the formulation take affect. My skin starts to tighten and feel firmer. It almost feels like dry, cracked glue.

I let the mask stay on my skin for approximately 20 minutes, then peel it off. I'm able to mostly peel off the mask in large layers but there are some areas where I have to gently scratch my skin to get the whole mask off. I've learned the peeling process works better when you make sure your face is completely covered with the gel to begin with, rather than in big spots. When stripping the mask, it looks like dead skin or a bad sunburn flaking off. Once the mask is completely removed from your face, the final step is to rinse your face with water.

I have dull, damaged skin and wear makeup often so I'm impressed that the peel-off mask makes my skin feel super clean and firm. I can see visual results that are assuring and efficient.

I received products for review from 7th Heaven.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

Check It Out: Savings.com #SDC12Days Verizon Wireless Giveaway

Win a $250 gift card from Verizon Wireless!

Savings.com is excited to announce that their 12 Days of Giveaways are back! Every weekday from Thursday, November 7th – Friday, November 22nd, they’ll be giving away one gift card prize, with a value of $250, from one of their partner stores, for a total of $3000 in prizes!

For the 6th Day of Giveaway, they are featuring Verizon Wireless.  One winner will receive a $250 gift card.  Verizon Wireless doesn’t just offer phones and phone plans; you can also get all the accessories you need to make your phone experience complete. Whether you want headphones, portable speakers, wearable tech, smart home items, or protective cases, Verizon Wireless can hook you up at a great price.

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Power of Prayer Thursdays - Week 190


Photo by Ben White on Unsplash

I believe in a God that hears prayers and answers them. I've witnessed the miraculous gift of answered prayer. And, I want to pray for you. I've started weekly Power of Prayer post every Thursday. We are now on week 190. If you are needing prayer in an area of your life, please leave a comment and I'll commit to pray for your need or request. You can be as general or as specific as you like. Whether it be for healing, salvation, finances, emotions, or another area of life, I'd like to lift it up in prayer.

When God's people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.
–Romans 12:13

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Wordful Wednesday - Our Home


It's been just a little under six months since Jason and I have purchased our first home.  We've rented in several places, but this is the first home that's "ours".

Jason did 90% of the legwork and that's the only reason it all came into fruition.  I don't like dealing with negotiations and tons of paperwork so I let him take control.  That kind of stuff makes me anxious and puts me into a rage.  

front porch

We knew we wanted to live in town and had a certain price range.  The third house we looked at is the one we opted for.  Our home has a small kitchen, two bedrooms upstairs, one bathroom upstairs, and a living room.  Downstairs is our bedroom, another bathroom and a basement.  It'd never get featured on HGTV but I'm very happy with it.

one section of living room wall

We've been blessed to have a great group of people help us move from one house to the next.  I also had several friends help unpack boxes and decorate.  And, we've received many housewarming gifts.  The transition has been smooth.

housewarming gift from a friend

Since moving here at the end of May, we've had more people come over than ever before.  A lot of of it was in the beginning, when people wanted to see the house.  But, it seems, it's been a prime location for entertaining family and friends.

Friend, Erica, digging up weeds
Get you some friends like mine!

Another bonus is that I live only two houses down from my niece and her three children.  The 7 yoa girl and 3 yoa boy are always at my house.  They like it over at "Aunt Terra's".

great-niece, MaKynzee, that has made our place her second home