Top 5 Christian Movies

Hi Guys!

You know one of the things i love most about autumn is cold/rainy days cuddled up in a warm blanket watching good movies. Today i thought i would share my top 5 favorite christian movies that you could enjoy on your next cold/rainy day, or on any day for that matter.

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Here are my top 5 favorite christian movies…

*A little heads up, although these are all christian movies, some of them deal with adult issues so they might not be appropriate to watch with little children around.*

  • Fireproof  – “Kirk Cameron (Left Behind) stars as Caleb Holt, a heroic fire captain who values dedication and service to others above all else. But the most important partnership in his life, his marriage, is about to go up in smoke. This gripping story follows one man’s desire to transform his life and marriage through the healing power of faith and fully embrace the fireman’s code: Never Leave Your Partner Behind.”
  • Courageous – “Four men, one calling: To serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, they are confident and focused, standing up to the worst the streets can offer. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge they’re ill prepared to tackle: fatherhood. When tragedy strikes home, these men are left wrestling with their hopes, their fears, their faith, and their fathering.”
  • War Room – “Tony and Elizabeth Jordan have it all—great jobs, a beautiful daughter, and their dream house. But appearances can be deceiving. Their world is actually crumbling under the strain of a failing marriage.”
  • God’s Not Dead – “When an atheist Philosophy professor (Kevin Sorbo) plans to forego “dusty arguments” in his class, he insists the new students declare that “God is dead.” Unable to do this, Josh (Shane Harper) is challenged to defend his faith and prove to the class that God’s Not Dead. Against all odds, Josh stands up for his faith and takes on the challenge.”
  • Heaven Is For Real – “Heaven is for Real recounts the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son’s extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world.”

 

What’s your favorite christian movie?

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Genius Blogger’s Toolkit 2018 {Ultimate Bundle}

Hi Guys!

Have you thought about starting a blog? Or do you have a blog already, but you are struggling with it? Then this new ultimate bundle is for you…

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Last years Genius Blogger’s Toolkit was amazing, i learned so much valuable information from it. Everything from; why you should be using hashtags on your social media, to how to come up with more content ideas, and so much more…

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You guys know by now how much i LOVE Ultimate Bundles, and this years Genius Blogger’s Toolkit is no exception. It is jam packed with over 75 products and valued at over $5,800!!!

Here’s all that is included in this years bundle:

  • 41 eCourses
  • 15 eBooks
  • 9 printable packs & workbooks
  • 5 templates
  • 5 stock photo packs
  • and 2 membership sites

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I can’t say enough good things about Ultimate Bundles, I’ve been a customer of theirs for years, and not once have i been disappointed with any of their bundles. They seriously rock!!

But just like with all good things they must come to an end, and so will this bundle. It’s only around until Monday October 15th. So if you want to get your hands on this amazing bundle, don’t wait!! Grab your copy today!!

———-> Genius Bloggers Toolkit 2018 <———-

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How To Drink More Water

I’ve never been much of a water drinker, in fact growing up i never really even drank water. I know that’s totally bad!!

Anyways, lately i have really been trying hard to get enough water. Like at least 64 fl oz. of water each day. And I’ve come up with a few different ways that help me reach that goal.

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Here are the things i do, to help me drink more water each day…

  • I drink 2 bottles of water (or 32 fl oz.) before 10 AM. If i’m able to do that, the rest of the day i find it’s easier to drink the remaining amount needed.
  • The water has to be at the perfect temperature. If it’s too warm, i can’t drink it. Same as if it’s too cold, i can’t drink it. The temperature has to be just right.
  • I add lemon. On the days i’m just struggling to get it down, i add some lemon to help.
  • I drink from a straw. Somehow drinking from a straw makes me drink more and faster.
  • I keep track. I use my Fitbit app (which has my goal of how much water to drink each day) and i log how much water i drink each day. Seeing that really helps motivate me to reach those goals.

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If you are struggling to drink enough water each day, i hope my tips have been encouraging for you.

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Mississippi Roast Recipe

Is there anything more divine smelling then that of a roast cooking?

Even though my diet is vegetarian/vegan, the rest of my family still eats meat.

When i found this recipe on Pinterest a few years ago i thought it sounded a little weird, but once we tried it my family was hooked on it. This is hands down my family’s favorite roast recipe.

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Ingredients:

Chuck Roast (boneless)

Brown Gravy mix packet

Ranch mix packet

Stick of butter

Peperoncini peppers (about 4-5)

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Directions:

Place the meat in the crock pot and add all other ingredients on top of it. Cook on low for 8 hours.

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We serve ours with mashed potatoes w/gravy, carrots, and rolls.

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I hope you enjoyed this really easy and delicious recipe.

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Fall Favorites 2018

Fall is in full force over here; cool mornings, pleasantly warm/sunny afternoons, and chilly evenings. After surviving a very hot and dry summer (we haven’t had a good rainy day since late May/early June), i’m so loving this fall weather. Bring on the cooler temps and *hopefully soon* rainy days.

Just in case you live in an area of the country where it doesn’t feel like fall yet, I thought today i’d share with you some of my fall favorites which can help get that fall like feeling even if it’s 90 degrees outside…

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Mrs. Meyers Clean Day Apple Cider Multi-Surface Spray – No i’m not affiliated with Grove Collaborative, and this post is not sponsored by them. I didn’t even buy this from them. I just happened to be strolling through the isles of Target, you know like any Mom does, when there i saw it. The most beautiful display of Fall scented cleaners. I had the difficult choice of choosing between Pumpkin and Apple Cider, i choose Apple Cider and i believe i choose correctly. This stuff smells amazing and works great! When we use it the whole house starts smelling like fall.

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Autumn Set of 6 Premium Fragrance Oils – These are fragrance oils not essential oils, but if you add a few drops to a diffuser they make your whole house smell amazing! I especially love the Apple scent.

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Artificial Autumn Flowers – Why have i not discovered these before? I bought some at Michael’s a few weeks ago and i am in love with them. They add a bright pop of color and on the plus side i don’t have to worry about watering them or them dying.

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Starbucks Drinks – Pumpkin Spice Latte or Salted Caramel Mocha are both great drinks to have you feeling like it’s fall. Or you could make your own PSL at home, this recipe looks yummy!

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DIY Pumpkin Spice Soap – If you missed my blog post on how i made it, you should really check it out. All it takes is a few ingredients and like 10 minutes to make some wonderfully fall smelling homemade soap. {link to read that blog post here —>DIY Pumpkin Spice Soap}

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Autumn Dinner Plates – I found these last year at Walmart on clearance, they were only $1 each. I bought the remaining 4 they had. They are so cute and i just feel like they add a little something extra to the dinner table.

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That’s it, those are some of my fall favorites. I hope you enjoyed reading about my favorites.

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Walmart Grocery Pickup *Review*

Hi Guys!

I recently tried Walmart’s free grocery pickup service (i know, i’m totally late to the party) and i thought i would let you know my experience.

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The first thing that really struck me was how easy it was to use. A few clicks and you have a “cart” full of groceries. I placed my order in the evening and the next morning i was able to pick it up. I never even had to get out of my car. I also love that it is a free service!

The prices were comparable to what they have in store. Which is different if you have used something like Albertson’s grocery delivery, whose prices are higher online than if you were to shop in their store.

I also really like that with using this service there is less of a chance that you will buy things you don’t need. So many times with shopping in store i add extra stuff in my cart that i really didn’t need, but because i was either hungry or had a child with me who wanted a certain product i end up buying more.

So to recap the pros – It’s easy, prices are the same in store & online, could potentially save money (not buying extra food or unhealthy food), and it’s also a free service!

A few things that i have noticed that i don’t like…

  • You can’t inspect things like eggs for example. In my order, one of my eggs were cracked.
  • Produce isn’t what i would pick out myself. I’m super picky with what apples to grab or bananas or avocados. In my order, some of my apples were bruised and my avocados were too green.
  • Sizes. I really didn’t pay much attention to sizes, so i ended up buying a little container of oats, when i thought it would be a regular size.
  • You can only pay with debit/credit cards. If you use like the cash envelop system, or if you just like paying cash for things, you can’t do that with this service.

Those are my thoughts/experiences with Walmart Grocery Pickup so far. I really like how fast and easy it is, so i will probably be using them again. I might just buy my produce at another store and pick it out myself.

Have you used Walmart Grocery Pickup yet? What was your experience like?

If you haven’t yet signed up for it, you can use my special link to get $10 off your first purchase.

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October Reading List

Hi Guys!

Another new month, another new reading list. Here’s what we are planning on reading this month…

October Reading List

 

Samuel (13 years old/ 8th Grade)

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The Green Ember

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9 From the Nine Worlds – This is a brand new book being released Tomorrow, we pre-ordered it a few weeks ago, my son can’t wait to read it.

 

Dasean (10 years old/ 5th Grade)

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100 Cupboards

 

Karina (7 years old/ 2nd Grade)

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I Like Bugs

 

Cruz (4 years old/ Preschool)

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The Pout-Pout Fish

 

Veronica (Me!)

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The Read-Aloud Family

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The Long Path to Wisdom – It’s not going to be released until the 23rd of this month, but i pre-ordered it weeks ago and i’m very excited to read it!

That’s everything we have planned to read this month. What book(s) are you reading?

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