Saturday, March 31, 2012

Disney Princess Play Set: $14.24 SHIPPED (today only)

 One of Target's Daily Deals today is the Disney Princess Royal Accessories set for $28.49 (normally $49.99). All Daily Deals ship FREE. This set includes a stroller, high chair, and play pen. Combine this deal with Target promo code "TGTRRS2U" to get an additional 50% off the price, bringing it down to $14.24 (+tax). Crazy good deal!!! HURRY!!! Because this one will not stay in stock long...

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Book Review: "As Silver Refined"

I have been putting off writing the review for Kay Arthur's book "As Silver Refined". Why? Because I have slowly fought my way through the book, and finally have come to the point where I have to say I can't finish it right now. I'm halfway through, and just can't read another chapter. Here are the ups & downs of this book for me (and I am totally honest that my being a mom of two kids ages 2 years & 5 months affect my reading habits!):

I appreciate Kay Arthur's commitment to take people to the Bible directly, sharing passages that relate to the topic of each chapter. She is not just stating her opinion, but sharing her stance based on God's Word. This is an important factor for me when I read a Christian Living book! The book is laid out well, and has a constant direction. It definitely addresses the biblical (and difficult!) concept of life disappointment and feeling overwhelmed when things happen that are out of our control! I also love beautiful image of silver being refined into something beautiful! I chose to read and review this book because I am trying to alternate "fun" books, with books that help me grow more as a woman of God.

The reason I finally had to quit reading the book was because it is too detailed and prolongs the various points the author is trying to make. God has already been revealing to me personally different areas in my life that I need to be working on, and when I was reading some of the first couple chapters, it affirmed that I'm on the right track. That was exciting! But since I had already started seeing those truths & needs in my life, I felt bogged down as a I read by all the details, stories, and scripture verses added into it. I just wanted to move on to the next step since I personally recognized that part in my life! When I barely get 10 minutes at any point in the day by myself, reading 20-30 pages on one point is rather difficult and discouraging. So I ended up moving on to another book that keeps the truths short and simple, so I can read them and have time to ponder them throughout my day.

This book would probably be a better fit for someone who has much more time to read and process. I know the truths it contains can truly be like refreshing water to a thirsty soul!

* I received a copy of this book for free from Waterbrook Multnomah in exchange for an honest review as part of their "Blogging for Books" program.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Picaboo: $30 for a $100 Voucher (Today Only, 3/8)

Picaboo is offering a $100 voucher for $30 (today only, 3/8). This voucher can be used on photo books, calendars, and cards, and can be used across multiple orders (but not towards taxes or shipping). If you have been thinking about making a photo book, I LOVE Picaboo. It has the most freedom of any photo book site I've worked with in the last few years... Thousands of backgrounds, fonts, photo placements, etc... If you do digital scrapbooking, it's really easy to just upload your completed pages into the book.

Here's how to get the deal:
- Sign-in or sign up here (new members get a $10 credit towards their first photo purchase, not valid on gift card though).*
- Then go to through this direct link to get the deal (Picaboo emailed me about this offer, I can't find it directly on their website).
- Have fun creating!!!

* This post contains my referral links. Picaboo offers a $10 credit to current and new members when someone is referred. Feel free to go directly to if you feel uncomfortable with that! If you like Picaboo, make sure to grab your own referral link and share with friends so you can earn some extra credit! You and your friend each earn the $10 when your friend installs the Picaboo program, so no purchase is necessary for you to earn your credit, and your friend gets their credit so they can use it on their first pruchase! :-)