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Always Enough, Never Too Much

Lies. In your head. We all have them. Don’t pretend like you don’t… you’re human, after all.

Sometimes they just pop out of nowhere and you find yourself going to The Dark Side (yes, Star Wars reference – Mom of BOYS, remember?). You get caught up in picking at and pointing out all of your so-called flaws, and forget that EVEN AT YOUR WORST, you are still loved and adored.

So this devotional caught my attention – for myself and for all of you! Sometimes you feel like you’re never enough, sometimes you feel like you’re just too much — so this devotional helps you get back to reality on both fronts (literally – it’s double-sided!).

From the publishers:

We’ve all been there. We know that sneaking, small voice in our heads all too well—you’re too loud. Too quiet. Too young. Too old. Too unimportant. Too ugly. Too silly. Too serious.

You’re not as successful as she is—look at her perfect family, look at her high-powered job, look at her great hair and size 4 skinny jeans. Why can’t you be more like her—be more in general? Why do you expect so much from everyone? Why can’t you take up less space? Ask for less? Be less?

The lies track well-worn paths in our minds and our hearts, wearing us down and making us question our role in God’s kingdom.

Jess Connolly and Hayley Morgan, bestselling authors of Wild and Free will help you replace those lies with God’s truth. This devotional flip-book is designed for you, the woman who feels like she can be both too much and not enough—sometimes in the same day. When you  banish lies and insecurities and find your identity in Jesus, you can embrace these truths: You are always enough. You are never too much.

I love the topics for contemplation, they are so relatable! We have ALL had these thoughts..

… and these!

Such a great devotional to have on your nightstand to remind you that you are indeed just the way you’re meant to be.

Purchase yours HERE or click below to enter to win one of five copies!

Blessings,

-D

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For Your Kingdom by Higher Vision

New Worship Music Album – WIN!

I LOVE worship music. Lately, honestly, it is all I listen to. It lifts me up, motivates me, and reminds me that God is always with me. Somehow, the perfect song always seems to come on when I need it most, and even my BOYS will belt out a little Lauren Daigle from time to time.

So, I was super excited to get an advanced copy of the debut album from Higher Vision (local here in California!), and I’m even more excited to be able to offer you a chance to WIN your own copy of the CD!

For Your Kingdom by Higher Vision

Week after week, Higher Vision Church is packed with nearly 3,000 adrenalized God followers. The 12-year-old multigenerational congregation just outside of Los Angeles is quite diverse, and that diversity takes center stage on Higher Vision Worship’s debut album, For Your Kingdom.

“When we design worship experiences at Higher Vision, with every light that moves and every video, our focus is on Christ,” explains Higher Vision’s Sean Loche (formerly of the groundbreaking group Worth Dying For) who produced the album. “And we’re always asking, ‘How are people engaging? How do we help people feel safe and loved in the power and presence of God?’ We try be a place for people to ‘jump in the pool.’ Sometimes they want to jump full-on in — and sometimes they just want to get their toes wet.”

That same vision for Higher Vision the church was applied to the songs on Higher Vision Worship’s For Your Kingdom. “The album feels like a miracle,” says worship pastor April Ashburn. “It feels like there’s something for almost everyone. Different styles and yet a well-rounded whole.”

The songs on the album offer a wide variety of style. There are two specific songs that have been stuck on repeat in my head — “Broken the Chains” and “We Cry Holy” have such beautiful melodies, they give me chills! And yes, I do sing in my car.

But don’t take my word for it.  Here’s a snippet of the title track, “For Your Kingdom”

Want more!?

WIN a FREE CD!Enter Here for your chance to WIN a free copy!

Know you want it?   Pre-Order HEREWhen you pre-order, you get access to immediately download two songs even before the album is out!

Good Luck & Happy Singing!

— D

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Crafty Door Sign

Knock Knock (Bark Bark, Wahhhhhh!!!) & a Free Printable

The Dog that Barks Loudly            

I have a dog. A big one. His barks are loud and thunderous even though he’s a total lover.

I also have kids that nap.

Are you seeing where I am going with this?

The doorbell sends the house into complete and total chaos – with dog barking and running, kids waking up and screaming (and then also running) and me trying to shush and stop the frantic dog from crashing into the front door (have I mentioned he’s blind?).

Knock Knock Sharpie

I needed a solution, I had a Sharpie, and this is what I came up with. Hopefully they take the hint, because the tape on the doorbell wasn’t working! 😀

Crafty Door Sign

I wrapped a Styrofoam frame with burlap (because anything harder knocks on the door when it’s windy – UGH!), looped a black S with twine and added the faux succulent for a splash of drought resistant color. I stuck the sign on the S with some Scotch mounting squares and hung my new creation on my door, with a little prayer for some sweet silence.

On the Door

I had a friend that said, ” I NEED THAT!” so I thought… hmm… maybe there might be more of us out there, caught in the no-doorbells-at-naptime phase, so I whipped up a free printable for those of you with dogs or babies or BOTH!

       

Blessings & Prayers for Sweet Silent Naptimes,

– D

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iPhone 7 Case Giveaway from Stickelberry

Oh Hey, it’s a Giveaway!

Don’t you love getting a new iPhone? I look forward to it every time it’s my turn to upgrade. But what I love even MORE is getting a new case (or two…or three?). Phone cases have become an accessory themselves nowadays. No longer are you limited to just a few single-color boring options; now, you can put anything on your case — it’s a blank canvas. iPhone7 Cases from ZazzleI always get my cases through Zazzle because I can design my own! Apart from creating your own designs or putting your kids’ photos on your case, Zazzle has a HUGE gallery of cases designed by some amazing artists, and I’ve partnered with them to show you some beauties and host a giveaway!

So let’s look at my favorites first and then we will get to the giveaway.

Transparent Flair

iPhone 7 Cases from ZazzleI love the concept of the transparent case — peek-a-boo, I see you! I love the art on the clear case for it’s subtlety, it’s barely there but still apparent beauty. iPhone 7 Cases from ZazzleBonus if you got a white or rose gold phone with this one. Isn’t she lovely? iPhone 7 Cases from ZazzleReminds me of a nice glass of Rose! You can find and purchase this and other clear cases HERE.

Marvelous Marble

iPhone 7 Cases from ZazzleI mean come on – this is gorgeous! Is it marble? Is it a satellite image of an ice cap? Is it a pool of marbled paint colors mixing together? So pretty! iPhone 7 Cases from Zazzle

This case has a matte finish which I happen to really like because it shows less wear and tear. You can find and purchase this and other marbled cases HERE.

Motivated Marble

iPhone 7 Cases from ZazzleAnother marbled beauty, but this one has a lovely motivational message on it! “It always seems impossible until it’s done” — that’s sure to get you going, especially given how lovely the script is.

iPhone 7 Cases from ZazzleI LOVE this one – I wish I had an iPhone 7 to put it on but I’m not due for an upgrade just yet! You can find and purchase this and other inspirational cases HERE.

So, those are just my top three choices from a TON of other gorgeous cases on Zazzle — available in both of the new iPhone 7 sizes.

Go to the coupon page and copy yourself a discount code if one applies, then come back here and go to the iPhone 7 Case Gallery. Choose from hundreds of designs, or create your own! The sky is the limit, which is why I’m such a fan.

NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY!!!

There will be THREE winners!

1st name selected gets 1st choice of the three, 2nd name gets choice of remaining two, and the 3rd name gets the last remaining case.

Here is how to enter:iPhone 7 Case Giveaway from Stickelberry

  1. Subscribe to the Stickelberry blog over up there on the right side of the screen.
  2. Follow Stickelberry on Facebook! facebook.com/Stickelberry
  3. Follow Stickelberry on Instagram @stickelberry
  4. Find the Instagram post with the “Oh Hey it’s a Giveaway!” image, comment with an “I’m Done!” and tag a friend who loves cool creative things and stuff.

 

That’s it. I will randomly select the THREE winners on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16th and announce them one by one (as they need to select their cases, right?) on Instagram.

Now Get To It! And let’s all say a word of Thanks to our friends at Zazzle for making this fun giveaway possible.
Shop iPhone 7 Cases on Zazzle

** Zazzle Affiliate Disclaimer Note Thingy: As an affiliate of Zazzle I will be paid a small commission for any products purchased through my links. But as you know, I only post what I love and it’s no question that I love my Zazzle.

 

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You're A-Maze-Ing Valentine by Stickelberry

Valentine, You’re A-MAZE-Ing!

How about an easy, no-candy, no-fuss Valentine for your child’s class? I have you covered my friends!A-MAZE-Ing Valentine

With very little effort, you can aMAZE your child and all of his buddies and give them something they all love — a puzzle and a pencil. I mean, the little things really get them excited at this time in their lives…. although, I tend to get excited about pencils, too. :o)

A-MAZE-Ing Valentine

I have to say, creating a maze wasn’t as easy as I expected it to be – it took way longer than I thought it would! But it was super fun making it. (<—- Geek.)

A-MAZE-Ing Valentine

I’ve made it easy this time — instead of fighting with your printer and paying for new ink cartridges (really, my printer is my nemesis), you can order these babies and have them sent to you!

A-MAZE-Ing Valentine

Then all you’ll need is a hole punch and a few minutes of time — you can even enlist your little guy or gal to help punch holes or insert the pencils. So easy!

A-MAZE-Ing Valentine

They are double sided — the side with the maze has a matte finish, while the “Happy Valentine’s Day” side is glossy like a postcard – in fact that is exactly what they are, and they are nice and sturdy.

A-MAZE-Ing Valentine

You can order your cards here in my Zazzle shop — be sure to go to the coupons page first because there’s always a sale! —> Now through 2/4 get 50% off all Valentine’s Gifts using code 5GIFTSJUST4U at checkout!

And you can find these super duper cute matching pencils on Amazon here!

 

A-MAZE-Ing Valentine

Here’s to a stress free Valentine’s Day!

Oh and if anyone has any printer recommendations, please do feel free to comment. :o)

 

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