Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Random Tuesday Thoughts - Dinners and Craft Shops

It's Tuuuuesssday.  Link up your randomness at Stacy Uncorked.  Misty Cat insists.

Last Saturday a birthday party was held for my niece, Ayala, who turned 8.  She made out like a bandit!  November and December are busy months for birthdays.

Jason and I visited a friend's shop Sunday afternoon.  The husband and wife team craft everything from rag dolls and wooden signs to tables and hutches.  I spent a good share in there and plan on going back to buy Christmas gifts. 

Me, Jason and Oscar

Last Wednesday Jason and I attended the One Missions Conference at church.  The nine missions that our church supports were there to talk about who they are and what they do.  We got to visit with Oscar from Pan de Vida - Ecuador.  It had been almost a year since we last seen him, when we were working for him in Ecuador.  It is our hope that we can go back there for a mission trip in 2019.

Me and Ashley
The bar is shoddy but the food is amazing.

Me and Shelby, along with my niece Ashley, were stoked to try out a new restaurant called Carnival Cravings.  We set up a date and time to try it out.  The menu boasts all sorts of fried foods and carnival treats.  Crap thing is, the place was closed.  Not ones to be deterred from junk, we went to a local bar and ordered piled high plates of fried food.  Mushrooms, cauliflower, corn nuggets, cheese balls, onion rings, curly fries.  It was Amazing.  Bar food is the best.
Shelby recommended a show to me on Hulu called 'Lie to Me'.  Figured I'd check out an episode or two.  Now me and Jason are hooked and have been binge-watching it.
Thursday I noticed I was tagged in a FB post.  It was Shelby, with this to say:

"Today I was walking into a store and saw my reflection in the window and all I could think was dang I look like my mother!!! But look at her!!! She’s gorgeous and one of the strongest women I know. When she was my age she had 3 kids under the age of 8. So if I pick up her weird dressing habits and inherit her beauty and brains...I am one lucky girl!! Love you moommy!!!"

Awww....made my heart melt.  
What's your randomness for the week?
Have you watched Lie To Me on Hulu?
Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I'm off work for 4 days.  Whoop! Whoop!

God Always Keeps His Promises - Children's Book Review and Giveaway

*Ages 4-8

*Share God’s faithfulness and love with your child through Max Lucado’s new children’s book, God Always Keeps His Promises. Based on the promises of God, children will see that God is completely trustworthy to keep His promises. Just like He did in Bible times. Just like He does for them today. 

*Since the beginning of time, God has kept His promises. Through the stories of Adam and Eve, Abraham, Joseph, Peter, Paul, and many more, children will learn about the character and nature of God and His unending love for His people. Offer children the chance to learn about the promises God made to His followers in the Bible, and the knowledge that they still get to experience these promises today. Each chapter features a promise from God accompanied by a story example from the Bible and an application for children today.

*Max Lucado, beloved pastor and bestselling author, is a revered authority on biblical teaching. Yet his gentle, loving approach makes it possible for even the youngest children to understand God’s tenderness toward them.

My Review:

Even Christians sometimes wonder if God keeps his promises.  We want what we want when we want it.  Realistically, God does keep his promises.  They're on His time, not ours.  A hardcover book with lots of illustrations, God Always Keeps His Promises: Unshakable Hope for Kids instills the goodness of God in children and details accounts of when God has kept his promises.

There are 25 chapters in this book.  Some of them are: God will grow His kingdom in your heart, The Holy Spirit gives you power, God will right all your wrongs, and God will rescue his children.  Several Bible verses are included that pertain to each chapter, along with Bible stories that help children relate to how God is always there for them in all situations.  Children are also prompted with promises they can make to God.

Win It!

One person will win a book copy of God Always Keeps His Promises.

*This is a Rafflecopter giveaway open to residents of the USA.*

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Scotch Porter: Buy One Get One Free

Scotch Porter is a brand for men that creates fresh, handmade better-for-you grooming products.

From now until November 24th, you can BOGO at Scotch Porter.

Buy One Get One Free - Single Item Only. Excludes Collections.  Discount is automatically applied at checkout.

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Colgate 360 Advanced Battery Whitening Toothbrush - Review

Finding the perfect gift for your loved ones during the holidays is never easy and filling up their stockings with things they’ll actually use is tricky. Colgate is helping to take the guess work out of your holiday shopping this season with their new 360 Advanced Battery Whitening Toothbrush.

I'm not vain but teeth and eyes are the first thing I tend to notice about a person. I love the beauty of white teeth and a nice smile. I also know the confidence that comes about from a pretty smile.  Colgate is a brand I've used for many years as part of my oral hygiene regimen.  

The new 360 Advanced Battery Whitening Toothbrush is lightweight and slim in design, making it easier and more enjoyable to get a brighter smile. With 5X more plaque removal than a manual brush and a 2-minute timer, you’ll not only be gifting a better smile this holiday season, but also a better clean.

This toothbrush requires two batteries, which are included.  It comes with one brush head and additional ones can be purchased to replace it.  The brush head has spiral bristles and polishing cups to remove surface stains.  In addition, a cheek and tongue cleaner comfortably removes odor-causing bacteria. 

I believe the toothbrush is a little more effective than a normal, everyday toothbrush because toothpaste sticks to it better and the bristles are designed to remove food particles from hard-to-reach areas.  The bristles are soft and don't hurt the gums.  I'd say the toothbrush is worth buying if you want to see some improvement on the whiteness of your teeth without paying a large price for a professional whitening system.

I received product for review from Colgate.  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: Macy's Black Friday Ad

Macy’s is one of the top department stores in America, and it’s no surprise why. You’ll find everything here, from electronics and home decor to fine fashion for everyone in your family. Shop top brands such as Lenox, Dyson, Vera Wang, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Le Creuset, and hundreds of others across a wide range of departments at Macy's. Shop for luxury beauty products, high-end home goods, and kitchen gadgets galore.

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Check It Out: Savings.com Twelve Days of Giveaways - Old Navy #SDC12Days

Win a gift card from Old Navy!

Savings.com is excited to announce that their 12 Days of Giveaways are back! Every weekday from Monday, November 5th – Tuesday, November 20th, they’ll be giving away one prize, with a value of at least $250, from one of their partner stores.  Today's giveaway is for a chance to win a $250 Old Navy gift card.

Old Navy is an important part of Gap Inc.’s business, and it doesn’t just cater to one specific group of people. You can find clothing for women, men, girls, boys, toddlers, and babies, and there are even maternity and plus-size options! You can find clothing for everyone in your household.  Shop at Old Navy and get 20% discount on your purchase when you sign up with your email.

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Redbox Movie and Game Thanksgiving Sale

After turkey, rest your belly with a movie night in!

Redbox is celebrating Thanksgiving by offering a sale of previous rented movies and games- great for holiday gift giving! The sale ends 11/26.

-Hundreds of pre-rented movies and games on sale at the Box (Available at select kiosks)

-Movies/games on sale include: Deadpool 2, Sicario: Day of theSoldado, Superfly, MLB The Show 18,Far Cry 5, Monster Energy AMASupercross and more

-Movies as low as $3.99 to own, including Blockers, Show Dogs, Fifty Shades Freed, Pacific Rim: Uprising and more

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