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I am the chosen one

Well, me along with 249 other people but still!
I am so excited that I was one of 250 bloggers/writers to get my hands on a pre-released copy of Jen Hatmaker’s book, Interrupted, When Jesus wrecks your comfortable Christianity.

On her Facebook page last week, they made a post about looking for bloggers/writers that would be interested in hosting this. You had to submit some information along with your website (that had to meet certain requirements to begin with). Having people look at my blog and making a choice whether or not to choose me is a tad nerve racking. I know that not everyone will enjoy what I post about or agree, I am ok with that part & know it happens, but it’s just the fact that my blog content is a factor in whether or not you were picked is intimidating.
They said that they would be notifying people yesterday. I can’t tell you the amount of times I checked my email because I knew I would hear a yes or no. Around early evening I received the email. I ended up reading the subject line (before opening the actual email) a few times before it actually sunk in that this was the email. I finally opened the email.
I actually didn’t think that I would be chosen for this. My blog isn’t a popular one, I don’t get that much traffic, and I don’t have my posts being reposted all over the web. I wasn’t sure that me reading the book & doing a review on it would bring much attention to Jen & her book. They must see/believe something that I don’t. Which is awesome & totally encouraging for me!
I only read the first word & could hardly contain my excitement! I was just thrilled that I was chosen!

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I only have a short amount of time to read the book and get my review up! I am so hoping that I can do it within the time frame that they have given us. I am just hoping that with the new baby arriving any day now, that they down time I will have from recovery, will allow me extra time to read. Plus I am reading another book with the women’s ministry at my church (that I am totally behind on but hoping to catch up over the next few days).

Anyway, I cannot wait to get my nose in this book & then tell you all about it! I hope that you will check back for the review & go out and buy it once you read it! I am also excited to see what I can/will learn & apply from this book.

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Daniels fast – Day 4

All the yummy food around me! Not even meals but the smell of snacks are everywhere!
I went to a mom group Tuesday and they had homemade breakfast there for everyone to eat & boy did it look and smell good! I was trying to look at other things besides peoples plates, haha! Also glad I ate before I went!
Making food for our kiddos isn’t as easy as I thought it would be.
Mister was fixing grilled cheese and pepperoni sandwiches & mentioned that he caught himself twice wanting to pop a pepperoni in his mouth. I have had the same impulse throughout the day. It’s funny that something you did all the time becomes such a habit and you notice it more when you aren’t able to do that habit.

I’ve still been reading in the book of Daniel but I’ve also started reading in the book of Proverbs.
I have also noticed a slight difference in my yelling towards my kiddos. My goal is not stop yelling at my kiddos, period. My patience with them is getting longer, which is a good thing!

I’m trying to build habits during these 21days that will last after our fast is over with.

Happy to report that Mister and I haven’t broken our fast and I pray we can make it!

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Love Dare

I know that many couples have done this and it’s old news, but I have never done this before….nor have I seen the movie.
I want to see the movie very much & have been wanting to…it just hits so close to home for me. I have no problem sharing our story but seeing it is another thing. Mister has seen the movie and said whenever I am ready to see it that I need to let him know ahead of time so he can make sure we have enough tissues! I have been wanting to do the Love Dare but never got around to it…life gets in the way & my mind is always going in a million different directions.

I have been talking to a friend and trying to help her work on her marriage and give her Godly advice and not take the easy road (him way more than her). But that’s another story. Anyway, I had mentioned this book to her and offered to do it with her so that she would have someone along the way to talk to about it. Plus it wouldn’t hurt anything if I did it too. A friend of mine had the book so I am borrowing theirs!

I started the Love Dare today. I am writing down the questions and then answering them at the end of the day. I am not sure exactly how challenging this dare will be. In the beginning of the book it says that it might get hard and difficult. That sorta makes me nervous but I definitely think that Mister & my marriage is worth it.

I will do updates about what is going on & if I notice a difference in the way that I am going about things or treating Mister. We have a great marriage but there is no reason not to make it better if I can.

Have any of you done the Love Dare? Care to share your experience?

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Gorgeously Green

When I came across this book online I was excited because I thought here is a way for me to get the information that I want with step by step directions, I don’t have to flip back and forth or have multiple pages open on my computer & I can write notes on the pages whenever I want!

 I recieved free Post Its too! 🙂

I was also excited to find out that not only did Sophie give natural alternatives for everyday things that you may put on your skin but she also tells you how to make things like your own compost, flower bed, some clothes, and more! There is even a section for your dog & cat! It has something for everyone! Sophie not only tells you the ingredients and how to make it, but she explains why this is better, tips, & thrifty girl tips!

 I have read over the pages and picked out some things that I cannot wait to get my hands on and try and compare to the brand name stuff! I haven’t been able to make anything yet because I am packing and will (hopefully) be moving at the end of this month. When I do though I am going to make a post about it so be sure to check back every now and then to see how it turns out!

Here are just some of the things that you will find in this book!

*Skincare Regime (She provides a regime for oily/problem, normal/combination, & dry/mature skin! This includes cleansing cream, toner, & moisturizer for all! So no one is left out!
*The whole first chapter “Do It Beautifully”! There is eye serum, foot lotion, tooth paste, deodorant, body cream, after shower oil, cellulite oil, acupressure face lift, mouth wash, cough syrup, cough drops, chest rub, acne gel, hand sanitizer, repellant spray, PMS reliever, homemade glue, & more!
*The second chapter “Miraculous Mama”-is about bettering what is around your baby, some homemade food recipes, & some DIY things for around your house! Here are some of what this chapter contains! Milk paint, how to make drapes, bookcase, pillow, shower curtain, repurposing, how to cut your childs hair, diaper cream, & much much more!
*Frugalista is about the sewing diva inside you! Sophie provides you with a beginner’s sewing guide with easy first time projects. She helps get your creative juices flowing when you go to the thrift store, garage sale, or flea market.
*In the kitchen in up next! This has homemade recipes, canning tips, how to make an apron, , beeswax candles, & more!
*The next chapter is about DIY! It’s ok to get your hands dirty and don’t always need a man around to help you with these things! Also helps you to make sure that you are saving energy around your home!

You are just going to have to buy the book to see these and everything that Sophie provides for you! I know that I cannot wait to get my hands on some of these recipes! It will be such a great feeling knowing that I made these but also that I am bringing and putting better things around my family. Her new book just hit stores (the one that I received), so be sure to get your copy fast!

Please visit www.gorgeouslygreen.com for her blog, sign up for her newsletter, and much more!
‘Like’ her on Facebook as well to keep up with everything that Sophie is doing! Gorgeously Green

Get the book, have fun, and feel good knowing that you are providing your family with better products!

*I received this product free of charge and all opinions are my own*