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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

#SaveAtPaperMart Giveaway

Win a $20 Paper Mart e-gift code. 
 Wednesday, January 15th at 12:00 AM PT to Tuesday, January 21st at 11:59 PM PT. Ten (10) winners will receive a $20 e-gift code from Paper Mart. Users can enter the giveaway by heading to the Paper Mart page on Savings.com and submitting their email address on the form at the top of the page. The winners will be chosen through a lottery drawing and notified on Wednesday, January 22nd via the email address they used to enter. 
 
Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Between Us Guys

Between Us Guys by Joel Fitzpatrick
About The Book:
This easy-to-use, life-changing book for fathers and sons gives readers the tools to have important conversations with boys about life, faith, and being a man. With a conversational and captivating tone, Christian fathers and other caregivers are guided into having gospel-focused conversations with boys ages 6 to 10 about a wide range of topics from social justice and friendships to money, anger, and what it means to be a man. Christian dads are given an incredible opportunity to be one of the primary influences in their children's lives for the gospel. By inviting conversations in every arena of life, fathers pass down the message of Jesus Christ to the next generation. As a youth and family pastor and father to a young boy who's entered into many of these conversations, Joel Fitzpatrick knows it's important not to shy away from difficult subjects. But he also knows dads and other caregivers need help in how to have intentional conversations with boys about God, themselves, and what difference knowing the gospel makes to their everyday life. Fitzpatrick invites fathers to share with their sons how the gospel shapes all aspects of life, including how they treat women, people from other ethnic groups, and much more. Specific, practical help is given to dads through suggested activities, Gods Word, and insightful questions. In a world where television, the internet, social media, and gaming culture have taken away from quality time spent between fathers and sons, Between Us Guys urges readers to lean in to important conversations with the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ.

About The Author:
Joel Fitzpatrick has served as an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America with a focus on youth and family. He received his MDiv from Westminster Seminary California. Joel lives in Southern California with his wife of nearly twenty years and their two children. He is the coauthor of Mom, Dad....What’s Sex? and contributed chapters to The Sinner and Saints Devotional: 60 Days in the Psalms.

 
Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Veteran Owned - Brewing America

Brewing America is a U.S. Veteran owned and operated small American business that takes pride in everything they do. They love providing customers with quality brewing products, for a fair price, with free shipping!
Brewing America offers The Muffin Top with logos and without logos. They are also offered in a single glass or a 4-pack for your purchasing selection. No matter if you buy one or many, they will bring years of enjoyment for you, family, and friends. Laser Etched Nucleation creates a steady stream of C02 bubbles, maintaining a proper head to enhance the delicious aroma of your beer and creates an intense flavor experience with each sip. Truly a unique beer glass for craft beer brewers and drinkers.
Become a Master Food Preserver with this home canner funnel! It is sturdy enough to stand up on its own. Inlayed with grip-ease silicone in the handle to keep it from slipping and for your easier grip and handling, even with liquids. Sauces, canning, fermentation, sauerkraut, and even cold coffee brewing will now be less messy with your new food grade funnel! Spices, smoothies, shakes, oil, and dry good storage, like beans and lentils, and countless fun projects will be less messy when using this wide funnel.

 
Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Making Personal Invites With Basic Invite

I love getting a personal invitation in the mail versus a store bought generic one. It makes the occasion more personal and fun. And with spring around the corner, it is that time of year for Baby Shower invitations, because, well, y'all are having babies! Also, if you are the one planning an event, they even have Baby Shower games to check out, which are super cool. Let me tell you more of the details about Basic Invite.

Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. Once they select a design, customers can change the color of each element on the card. With over 180 colors to choose from, the invite is sure to be exactly how they want it. This is what sets Basic Invite apart from almost any other online stationery company.
Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers to order a printed sample of their actual invitation before they place their final order. So they can see the paper quality and how it will print, and make sure the card is perfect for them and their occasion.

Basic Invite also has over 40 different envelope colors to choose from. With so many options, customers can make their envelope match the invitation or color coordinate. All of the envelopes are peel and seal so they can be closed quickly and securely.

Basic Invite offers an address capturing service that allows customers to share a link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other social media platform to request their friends and family’s addresses. The addresses are stored in the customer’s account and can be selected during the design process. Basic Invite offers recipient address printing at no cost on all card orders.

Foil cards are available in gold, silver, and rose gold. Customers can choose flat or raised foil on all of Basic Invite’s foil designs.

Right now Basic Invite is offering 15% off with coupon code: 15FF51.

Check it all out at Basic Invite on Facebook, as well as Basic Invite on Twitter. Basic Invite also has Pinterest and Instagram pages.
 
Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Sam Sawyer Tarot Cards For #Valentines2020

Looking for something new and different for a loved on this Valentine's Day? Ever thought about something more mystical and magical? How about Tarot Cards From Sincerely Sam?
I got the Fae and Ferns Deck. This deck is inspired by the classic Rider Waite tarot deck, so definitions can carry over! If you are familiar with the Rider Waite than this deck will be similar in nature. The Fae and Ferns Tarot deck is a 78 full color deck with to the edge printing. The tarot deck is a divination tool used to look into the past, present, and future. It can be used to strengthen your intuition, and can also be used just for fun. The deck includes 22 Major Arcana cards and 56 Minor Arcana. Each suit (Minor Arcana) is themed. Cups are birds, Pentalces are bunnies, Swords are Moths, and Wands are Bees. Though definitions of the cards will be provided, we also highly recommend you get comfortable with the cards and come up with your own meanings.

 
Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Love Yourself This Valentine's Day #Valentines2020

When it comes to sexuality and aging, little doubt remains that desire and intimacy don't slow down with age. In fact, as people live longer, healthier lives, studies show that sexual pleasure becomes even more important due to its positive impact on psychological and physical wellbeing. Leading sex tech innovator OhMiBod had this in mind with Rev, a new vibrator in its award-winning Lovelife line designed for ease of use by adults of all ages and abilities. “Sexuality among older adults is one of the last taboos,” said Suki Dunham, founder of OhMiBod. “Until a few years ago, most studies on sexuality deliberately excluded adults over 59 years of age despite that being the fastest-growing segment of the population.” According to the National Poll on Healthy Aging by the University of Michigan, 40% of adults aged 65 to 80 are sexually active, and 54% say sex is important to their quality of life. Sixty-five percent of people in this age group describe themselves as still being interested in sex. Yet, OhMiBod found that this group was largely ignored by sexual health manufacturers.
Rev is a fitting addition to OhMiBod’s Lovelife collection, which was named and designed to reflect the key components of its founders’ thirty-year relationship. The massager represents a new perspective as the Dunhams, now both over 50 years old, enter a new stage in their lives. “There’s a belief that the older you are, the less likely it is that you use or have a need for sex toys. That couldn’t be further from the truth,” adds Dunham. “National studies and our own focus group testing have shown that older people, particularly those who are post-menopausal or experiencing erectile dysfunction, use sex toys to keep intimacy and orgasm in play. As a result, they enjoy healthier lives and benefits ranging from improved arousal and increased brain activity to better sleep and boosted immune systems.”
 
Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

iLIDS Mason Jar Lids

Mason jars appeal to a broad audience because many people want to do more with fewer things, without sacrificing environmental interests, food safety, quality, and style. Intelligent LIDS are a perfect partner. They provide practical, stylish, environmentally thoughtful food storage for use at home or on the go. Intelligent Lids are one-piece, reusable plastic mason jars lids. They come in two-styles: Storage Lids and Drink Lids.
The Storage Lids create airtight, non-leaking storage for liquids or dry goods. The Drink Lids have a slide opening that makes it easy to drink on the go, with or without a straw. Intelligent Lids are not for use in canning. They are Intelligent because they: Help you reduce, reuse and recycle using mason jars you already have. Don’t rust like metal canning lids. Are made from food-safe polypropylene #5 that is recycled and recyclable. Are made with an inner gasket to prevent leaking. Do not contain BPA, BPS, or Phthalates. Are made in the USA. Are minimally packaged in recycled and recyclable kraft board. They look great, too! Intelligent Lids come in both Regular Mouth and Wide Mouth Sizes.
 
Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Ring in the new year with Disney’s most iconic villain: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil - which soared to No. 1 worldwide opening weekend and earned an A CinemaScore and a 95% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes - released on Digital in HD and 4K Ultra HD and Movies Anywhere on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31st, and physically on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on Jan. 14th, 2020. The thrilling sequel to 2014’s Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie as Maleficent and Elle Fanning as her goddaughter Aurora, arrives home with brand-new bonus features, extended scenes, outtakes, and an exclusive extra for Digital consumers. Bonus features take viewers behind-the-scenes with the all-star cast to explore the making of  Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. Extended scenes reveal how Queen Ingrith (Michelle Pfeiffer) manipulates Aurora into questioning Maleficent and accelerating her wedding plans. Featurettes include interviews with Jolie, who discusses Maleficent’s origins and the cast who portray the Fey, and Fanning, who gushes over Aurora’s fairytale wedding. Filmmakers showcase the visual effects behind the film’s stunning landscapes and the seemingly effortless flight of the Fey. Additional extras include “You Can’t Stop The Girl,” a music video performed by Bebe Rexha, and hilarious outtakes, ranging from uncooperative cats to uncontrollable giggles on set. Fans who purchase Maleficent: Mistress of Evil on Digital will gain access to an exclusive extra in which fantasy-film veteran Warwick Davis divulges the backstory for his character, Lickspittle. Directed by Joachim Rønning, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil carries on the story of Disney's most iconic villain.

The years have been kind to Maleficent and Aurora. Their relationship, born of heartbreak, revenge and ultimately love, has flourished. Yet hatred between man and the fairies still exists. Aurora's impending marriage to Prince Philip is cause for celebration as the wedding serves to unite the Kingdom of Ulstead and the neighboring Moors. But, when an unexpected encounter introduces a powerful new alliance, Maleficent and Aurora are pulled apart to opposing sides in a Great War, testing their loyalties and causing them to question whether they can truly be a family. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil will be packaged and released in several different formats, ensuring each member of your family can enjoy it on a variety of different devices. Viewers can watch the film in Digital 4K Ultra HD, HD and SD, and bring home a physical copy of the film which will be released as an Ultimate Collector’s Edition (4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and Digital Code), a Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Code) and a single DVD. A Digital bundle with both Maleficent and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is available at preorder.
   
Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Ways to Reduce Your Kitchen Waste

There is so much talk about reasons you should become more environmentally friendly, but sometimes it is difficult to know what to do. You may want to reduce your carbon footprint, but you might not have any clue how to. Here are a few ways to get you started on reducing your waste in the kitchen. 

Meal Plan

You most likely have a grocery list each week or at least an idea of what you want to get, but it can be tempting to pick up extra items that look good. Having a meal plan and sticking to it can significantly lower the amount of waste in your kitchen though, and it can also end up saving you a lot of money. Only buy what you are going to use each week. Try using all of the ingredients that you buy and saving and eating leftovers for lunches. You can even store food in portion bags or reusable containers. 

Recycle

Recycling extends past just bottles and cans. A lot of food containers and other items are recyclable. Look online for a list of what you can recycle and print out a list. You can tape it to your recycling can in the kitchen so that you don't forget what items can and cannot go in there. 

Use Your Own Bags

Most grocery stores use plastic bags for your food. It may not seem like a big deal, but if everyone brought their own reusable bags, it would greatly reduce the amount of plastic that is used each year. You can find reusable bags for purchase at almost any grocery store.

While these are certainly not the only ways to reduce your carbon footprint, they are a great place to start and can make a significant difference. Look online for other ideas on how you can help. You can also reach out to other members of your community and get them to start going green as well. 

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Here Are 3 Things to Remember Before Buying Any Used Vehicle

There are few experiences more enjoyable for most motorists than getting behind the steering wheel of a car they can call their own. Whether it is brand new when it rolls off the showroom floor or previously owned and pampered by another driver, the exhilaration of taking possession of those keys for the first time is often unparalleled. Nevertheless, the process can also be fraught with possible pitfalls and scams to avoid at all costs. When considering the purchase of a used car or truck, remember the following guidelines to keep the process straightforward and simple.

Find an Appropriate Vehicle

When beginning a search for used cars in Abbotsford or elsewhere, it can help to gain a better understanding of what fair market value is for the vehicle being considered. Consider all the needs of a particular driver or family when determining the specifics needed in the car. Think about how many people will regularly be passengers to ensure the automobile is sufficiently roomy. Measure fuel efficiency against how many miles a person expects to put on the car each year. These factors will ensure a buyer not only receives the best vehicle for a particular situation, but he or she will also walk away with a fair deal for a reliable form of transportation.

Find a Reputable Seller or Dealer

There are several ways to purchase a used car, from paying outright in cash to onsite lending to using an outside bank or other financial institution. No matter the route involved, however, it is vital to purchase from a source with a proven reputation for reliability and service. Start with a review online to find local options with great reviews. From there, a person might also find help from friends and family members who have already purchased from a trusted source. 

Find Any Problem Areas in the Vehicle


After finding a car that seems to be a great fit in all the applicable categories, the next step involves a thorough inspection to ensure the vehicle is fit for the road. The worst thing about buying a used car is being financially responsible for someone else's automotive problems. Nip this issue in the bud by finding a qualified mechanic to check out the car before purchase.

There are countless reasons to buy a used vehicle, and it is often a great solution to transportation needs. Follow the steps above to minimize any stress that might come along with this process.


Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Friday, January 3, 2020

Make Your Own Flower Crown Inspired by Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Disney's Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is now available on Digital and will be released on Blu-ray 1/14. In celebration of the release, MultiCultural Maven has created a how-to guide to making your own flower crown, inspired by the film! Check out the instructions below!

      






Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

aGreatLife Brand Toys For The #NewYear2020

aGreatLife was founded by two friends, Tony Christer and Victor Vil in 2014. When Tony and Victor started out, their passion for spreading the message of thankfulness and helping build priceless memories with friends and family, drove them to create a brand with a mission - Help families bond and make the world a better place. Today, aGreatLife has customers all over US, Canada, Europe and Asia.

We got some awesome toys to try out. I love that they are unique, and almost vintage in a way. 
Scratch-Off Notebooks - This scratch-off notebook is a unique way for kids to have an outlet for their creative inventions. A set includes four notepads with its own wooden stylus. Each page is coated with a black matte covering that can be scratched off to reveal bright, colorful patterns underneath! It’s a great way to encourage your kids to draw and have a means of self-expression.
Wooden Xylophone - Introduce your toddler to the world of music with this wooden xylophone musical toy. With eight colorful keys that produce clear and delightful sounds, along with two wooden mallets, this percussion instrument is a great stepping stone for little musicians. Your little one will surely enjoy composing songs and learning about musical harmonies. aGreatLife’s wooden xylophone toy features eight rainbow-colored keys and child-safe wooden mallets that’s ideal for toddlers and children to compose their own music. The differently-sized bars also allow your young musicians to learn more about basic musical concepts, while the colorful keys serve as visual guides for the different tones.
Wooden Handled Jumprope - The American Heart Association established an entire movement on jumping rope exercises for the obvious reason that one of the world’s cheapest exercise equipment -  the jump rope - makes for the best cardiovascular workout. You get your cardiovascular system (which involves your heart and the veins and arteries that bring blood and oxygen to and from the heart and all the parts of your body) perfectly fit.

Check it all out at aGreatLife on Facebook, as well as aGreatLife on Twitter.
 
Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Friday, December 27, 2019

Burl Barley Granola #Giveaway

Barley is an amazing ancient grain. But it’s often overlooked, like the underdog of grains. Packed with nutrition and wonderfully delicious, you will love how rolled barley makes Burl Barley Granola oh so tasty and good for you. Discovering barley is like reconnecting with a dear friend - it’s a natural fit. Kids love the great taste of Burl Barley Granola and parents love it’s great nutrition. It’s a convenient way to add barley to your day.
We love to eat it plain, or even like cereal with milk. Also, I love to bake with granola. It is so good. One of my readers will win 2 bags of granola! Good Luck!

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Sugar Bowl Bakery

Sugar Bowl Bakery is a wonderful example of The American Dream. Family-owned and operated, Sugar Bowl Bakery is one of the largest minority-owned bakeries in America. Sugar Bowl Bakery was founded by five ambitious brothers in 1984 when they pooled their savings to buy a neighborhood coffee shop. Today, Sugar Bowl Bakery operates state of the art production lines - that means custom made ovens, mixers, and robotic packaging lines - sourced from all over the world. In turn, Sugar Bowl Bakery is able to deliver high quality desserts at affordable prices to top retailers and food-service companies across the US and internationally.
Sugar Bowl Bakery offers Madelines, Fritters, and Palmiers. But we got the Brownie Bites! Yum! In the mood for chocolate? Gobble up one of the little bite sized pieces of chocolate heaven, right out of the box or warmed up.

 
Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.