Saturday, October 03, 2015

NIV Faithgirlz Bible Review

Ever since we started homeschool this year and started up doing Bible Lessons, Olivia has been wanting a Bible of her own. Until we could find her one she liked she was using my Student Bible I had used in College and she understood it some but not all of it so we wanted to get her a Bible she could understand. When I was looking online and even in the store and came across this NIV Faithgirlz Bible, it was something we had to have.

This Bible is easy for Olivia to understand, easy for her to carry to church with her and easy for her to find her verses for Bible Lessons. We have fallen in love with the extra things it has in the book like it asks questions that would be easy for the preteen to understand and not be asking any more questions. Also it is more for her age group which is another big reason we chose to review this Bible! So many Bibles we have found out there are either too young for her or too old for her. We wanted a Bible that was perfect for her and this was. I am so glad that I went with a hardcover Bible for her as well because it's less for her to damage too. I love the magnetic closure on the Bible and how girly it is. She loves the Owl on the front of the Bible because she loves animals so perfect for her to be able to read as well.

Here's a little more about the book:

Book introductions-Read about the who, when, where, and what of each book Dream Girl-Use your imagination to put yourself in the story Bring It On!-Take quizzes to really get to know yourself Is There a Little (Eve, Ruth, Isaiah) in You?-See for yourself what you have in common Words to Live By-Check out these Bible verses that are great for memorizing What Happens Next?-Create a list of events to tell a Bible story in your own words Oh, I Get It!-Find answers to Bible questions you've wondered about The complete New International Version (NIV) Features written by bestselling author and tween expert Nancy Rue.

I highly suggest getting this Bible for your Preteen or Tween if they want a very neat Bible that is easy to understand! Olivia loves hers and reads it every day and every night!

I received this Bible from BookLook Blogger Review for free in return for an honest review on the book!

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Trim Healthy Mama Plan Book Review

When it comes to losing weight, I have a difficult time doing so. I have been on those diets where you don't eat carbs, or where you count points but sometimes it's too much for me to count how many points each day and I forget and fall off the bandwagon. I have been wanting and trying to lose weight now for over 10 years and have not been able to get past my current weight. I don't want to starve myself but sometimes I feel that I must just to lose the weight.

Well not with this awesome book that I have seen in the past called "Trim Healthy Mama Plan" and when I found out that I could review it, I jumped on the opportunity. I have read just about the whole book and I have to say that with the little adjustments then maybe I can lose the remaining 80lbs that I would like to lose. The authors, Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison has made a simple yet easy plan to help those of us who want to lose weight but to do it the healthy way and not the easiest way. I have enjoyed the way that the book was written in terms that are easy for me to understand and not leave me scratching my head wondering, "is this something that requires a lot of time and money to do?" I have already started cutting out certain things out of my diet and this is something that maybe with my limited things I can't eat anyways will be easy to do! Their easy to cook recipes are even better and I plan on making several with my family. I can't wait to begin to lose the weight and if I still can't then I will be talking with my doctor on finding out why I can't lose the weight. It could be a hormonal one which would make sense.

I highly recommend checking these ladies Facebook Page out and finding more recipes that way! I love this book and will be hanging onto it for years to come! Plus check out them on Twitter, More Information on the Book, and About the Authors!

I received this book from Blogging For Books for free to be able to post my honest opinion on the book!

Hurricane soon?

I can't believe that this weekend we could be facing a hurricane! It's sad to say but I'm actually looking forward to it! I'm sad that my husband won't be here with us to enjoy the hurricane if we do get hit by it but it will be OK. I'm looking forward to being able to watch the weather and the changing of the weather. I hope and pray that if we do get hit by the hurricane, that we do stay safe and my husband stays safe while on the road.

I hope and pray that also those who will be in the affected areas will be able to stay safe as well. While we are looking forward to having our hurricane party, the shelves at Walmart will be emptied and we will not have anything to eat. We have propane just in case we lose power and I pray that we don't lose it for long because of all the meats we have stocked up in the freezer. First thing to eat would be the ice cream and Popsicle's! Haha. God please have a watch over those in the path of this Category 3 Hurricane! We aren't looking forward to anymore rain but we know it's coming!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Homeschool Curriculum

So when it came to picking out a curriculum for Olivia this school year it wasn't too difficult for us except for math. We decided to stick with BJU since we really enjoyed the structured lesson plans we had when we had homeschooled before. We didn't want to shy away from the structured lessons because that's what Olivia needs.  So here is what we are doing for this year:

  • BJU English 5
  • BJU Bible Truths 5
  • BJU Heritage Studies 5
  • BJU Science 6
  • BJU Handwriting 6
  • BJU Spelling 6
  • BJU Reading 6
  • Math U See Gamma (She has to master this level before she levels up)

We chose the Math U See because we had asked the homeschool store what they suggested for a child who struggles in math to use. We were originally going to use Teaching Textbooks but we decided against it and decided to use this one instead. I just have to order the student kit for her math and we are all set. I can't wait to begin everything tomorrow all except for her math. We are going to be rocking on her school work.

OZ Naturals 2.5% Retinol Serum Review

I am always looking for ways to be able to improve my health and my skin and when I saw and read about OZ Naturals 2.5% Retinol Serum, I jumped on the bandwagon to try it out. I have extremely sensitive skin and for me I am always a little worried to try something new, but this Retinol Serum was amazing and did not upset my skin at all. When I wash my skin everyday, I don't use anything harsh on it anymore. I just use a Dove Beauty Bar now and it looks so much healthier too. Adding OZ Naturals 2.5% Retinol Serum onto my skin made my skin look even more smooth that it did before. Score!

About the product: 

Our CLINICAL STRENGTH 2.5% Retinol Serum is the highest concentration of retinol available without a prescription. It includes Astaxanthin and Vitamin E, which provide unmatched antioxidant properties and activate collagen and elastin production.

CRUELTY FREE and 72% ORGANIC our 2.5% Retinol Serum does not contain alcohol, parabens or sulfates and is safe for all skin types. This is something that is nice to know because my skin is able to handle it and that means a lot!

MADE IN THE USA, OZ Naturals formulates the most effective anti-aging products on the market.

OZ Naturals 2.5% Retinol Serum with ASTAXANTHIN is proven to minimize hyperpigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles and greatly improve texture and tone. I need to improve my fine lines so with time I'm looking forward to seeing my lines go away and my texture and tone improve as well.

Our 2.5% Retinol Serum is an anti-aging powerhouse proven to rejuvenate your skin via a synergistic and unique blend of active ingredients that will leave your skin healthier and with a more radiant and youthful appearance. Of course I still am in my early 30's but I don't want to be mistaken for someone who is older. So anything that will keep me looking younger please bring it on!

About The Brand:

OZ Naturals is a top seller on and its easy to understand why.

Co-Founder and Certified Esthetician, Angela Irish launched OZ Naturals as a company that embodies everything she's passionate about -- healthy skin, anti-aging, natural ingredients, and utilizing the latest technology to formulate the highest quality skin care products on the market.

Utilizing her personal experience of skin issues, that she understands that when your skin is unhealthy it can negatively affect your self-esteem. After try tons of products over the years she was always left with the same skin issues as before. Sometimes even worse than before. Angela knows how disheartening this can be, especially when so many skin care products make huge claims, and simply do not deliver. It's especially frustrating when the cost of those products are hardly affordable, and you realize once again that you've wasted your money.

While it's true that beautiful skin is also hereditary, healthy skin comes from taking care of the inside and outside of our bodies. However, finding the right products for your skin can be the toughest part of the equation. This is why OZ Naturals was founded, to create healthy, premium skin care products to help those who weren't naturally born with perfect skin, to obtain more perfect skin. The kind of skin that everyone deserves to have.

I received a free bottle of OZ Naturals 2.5% Retinol Serum to be able to do this review. But all my opinions are my own! This is a sponsored post.