MAM: Double Sided Anti-Colic Bottles Available At Target!

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MAM Moms and Dads rave about the new MAM Anti-Colic bottles. MAM’s new double sided Anti-Colic bottles  were designed to prevent colic, gas and reflux. They offer  convenient, confusion-free switching between breastfeeding and bottlefeeding as well as the easiest sterilizing process of any bottle (three minutes or less in the microwave, no extra parts!)

The new double-sided design features hemed graphics on one side and a large, graduated scale on the other for easy measurements. The patented Anti-Colic vented base ensures babies can drink calmly and relax while ventilation holes regulate the pressure balance.  The nipple’s soft texture and flat shape fits perfectly in the baby’s mouth making the switch between breast and bottle practically seamless.

 

MAM Anti-Colic Bottles are BPA-free, BPS-free, PVC-free, lead-free and CPSIA-compliant. In addition, the bottles are dishwasher safe and specially formulated to withstand steam sterilization in the microwave.

 

 

 

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Hurry on over to your local Target  (or visit Target online) to pick up your very own bottle!

Available in a 5 ounce or 9 ounce size; recommended for newborns and up. Available in Nature Meadows Blue, Pink and Cream designs. Suggested retail price: $6.99 for single pack, $16.99 for triple pack and $37.99 for the Infant Basics set.

About Mam:

MAM combines technological innovation, medical function and contemporary design to develop superior baby care products that support a baby’s development from day one. Since MAM developed its first pacifier in Vienna in 1976, it has evolved to become a global authority on baby care product design and quality. Today MAM products are used by families in over 60 countries and on six continents.

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Swagbucks Birthday Celebration! {Swago + Swagcode Extravaganza!)

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Swagbucks is celebrating their 9th birthday all day on February 27th, but they want to give YOU presents.

You can play the Birthday Edition Swago game (their version of bingo) all day long, filling out squares as you earn points on their site for doing things you already do online. For each square you fill in, you get a spin on their big birthday prize wheel, where you can earn up to 2500 points with each spin!  Fill up your board and then submit your patterns to get even more spins and more chances to win big points!

Don’t forget to join in on the  Swag Code Extravaganza as well! The extravaganza begins on Monday, February 27th at 12am PT and lasts all day long! All you have to do is look out for the Swag Code notifications, enter the code, and you earn SB (which can be redeemed for gift cards)! There will be 9 Swag Codes throughout the day worth a total of 50 SB!

Sign up and get started! If you sign up through my link and earn 300 SB before March 1st, you’ll get a bonus 300 SB!

 

New To Swagbucks? Here’s what you need to know!

It’s the site where you earn points (called SB) for things you’re already doing online, like shopping, watching videos, discovering deals, taking surveys, or even searching the web! Then you redeem your points for PayPal cash or gift cards to places like Amazon, Walmart, Target, Starbucks, and more!  How awesome is that?!?

Swagbucks is totally legit. I use it myself. I usually spend my SB on giftcards in order to save up for Christmas and birthdays! This past year I used Swagbucks to pay for a Build A Bear Party & lunch at Red Robin for 10 kiddos and 4 adults in honor of my daughter’s birthday! Thanks to Swagbucks, that’s almost $350 that I didn’t have to spend out of pocket!

The Travelers by Chris Pavone {Book Review}

Disclosure: I received the following for review purposes only. All opinions remain my own and weren’t influenced. My opinions may differ from others as well as those of the author and publisher.

Synopsis:

It’s 3:00am. Do you know where your husband is?

Meet Will Rhodes: travel writer, recently married, barely solvent, his idealism rapidly giving way to disillusionment and the worry that he’s living the wrong life. Then one night, on assignment for the award-winning Travelers magazine in the wine region of Argentina, a beautiful woman makes him an offer he can’t refuse. Soon Will’s bad choices—and dark secrets—take him across Europe, from a chateau in Bordeaux to a midnight raid on a Paris mansion, from a dive bar in Dublin to a mega-yacht in the Mediterranean and an isolated cabin perched on the rugged cliffs of Iceland. As he’s drawn further into a tangled web of international intrigue, it becomes clear that nothing about Will Rhodes was ever ordinary, that the network of deception ensnaring him is part of an immense and deadly conspiracy with terrifying global implications—and that the people closest to him may pose the greatest threat of all.

It’s 3:00am. Your husband has just become a spy.

 

My Thoughts:

Pavone has a writing style that flows and is easy to read. I loved that it moved fast pace and didn’t lose interest along the way. The characters were well developed and intriguing. I loved how nothing is at it appears and nobody is who they seem to be either. It keeps the book on edge  and makes for a super fun read.

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CHRIS PAVONE is the New York Times bestselling author of The Expats and The Accident. He lives in New York City with his family.

Your Magnificent Chooser By John Ortberg {Book Review}

Disclosure: I received the following book for review purposes only. All opinions remain my own and weren’t influenced. My opinions may differ from others as well as those of the author and publisher.

Synopsis:

We all have choices to make every day, even the youngest children. The choices we make play a large part in forming who we grow to be as adults. For kids, those choices can include whether to be obedient or disobedient, to share or be selfish, to have a good attitude or not, and more. John Ortberg addresses the ability to choose in a whimsical way by inviting children to use their “magnificent chooser” that God gave them to make right choices daily. Parents will love reading this book to their kids, and kids will enjoy the content while learning lessons that will stay with them throughout their lives.

My Thoughts!

As adults, we know there are always choices- good, bad, ugly, hard- everything is a choice. However, how do you explain to children that they always have a choice? How to you guide them to make the right choices?  I’ve struggled to explain that concept to my teenager so I couldn’t imagine jumping into that deep conversation with my little one. Luckily, this book did all the hard work for me. It explains free will and the ability to make your own choices.  It does an amazing job at explaining the thoughts that go into choices- good and bad. It explains  the importance of making positive decisions and did so in a way that younger kids will fully understand.

The illustrations were beautiful and fun. It made reading the book with my little one that much more fun. I love that the book covers such a deep topic in a light, impactful way. I highly recommend this book to others!

 

 

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About The Author!

John Ortberg is the senior pastor at Menlo Church, an author, and a speaker. He was born and raised in Rockford, Illinois, John graduated from Wheaton College with a degree in psychology. He holds a master of divinity and doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Fuller Seminary.

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Talk Yourself Happy {Book Review}

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Synopsis:

Former cohost of The 700 Club Kristi Watts reveals the pitfalls that keep Christians from true joy and demonstrates the transformational power of speaking the words and promises of God.

How does a person bounce back after being beaten down personally, professionally, and emotionally? What impact do words, thoughts, and beliefs have in determining one’s level of happiness? Kristi Watts asked herself these questions after her marriage dissolved and she left a high-profile position as a cohost of The 700 Club. Initially excited to walk into a new season of life that she thought held the key to happiness, she soon stumbled into emotional pitfalls that left her discouraged, disappointed, and distant from God. Known as the upbeat host who was always filled with joy and laughter, she was anything but—yet she was determined to get her happy back! But how? By learning, as Kristi did, that true happiness is not simply acquired but rather cultivated.

When one’s words focus on faulty perspectives, faith is quickly derailed, but by remembering God’s blessings and verbally claiming His promises, hearts change. Using biblical principles, Talk Yourself Happy illustrates the importance of relying on God to tame our tongues and train our minds, and it exposes the hidden traps that keep Christians from living lives of happiness, empowering readers with the ultimate transformation of their hearts

 

My Thoughts:

Everyone deals with moments of self doubt, emotional turmoil, and obstacles that stand in the way. However, Kristi Watts does a wonderful job at showing us that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I love how she shares her personal story of struggles. The good, bad, and pure ugly- she exposed it all. Watts does an amazing job at giving you practical steps to make yourself happy, to see more good than bad, and to overcome those negative feelings we all experience from time to time. It was a captivating, emotional, inspiring read that I highly recommend.

 

 

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Leaning on My Faith and Finding Jesus { Giveaway}

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I wasn’t always in church and I strayed from my faith  quite a bit as I was growing up. Matter of fact, I can only recall being in church a handful of times as a small child, and then again for a couple of months as a teen. I often leaned on the idea of “Seeing is believing”. I didn’t want someone to tell me about their “miracles”. I wanted something I could see, something I could touch and feel.  It wasn’t until my mid twenties  that I really felt the calling for something to change. There were times when I felt broken and incomplete.  Where I felt hopeless and like I was living each day just going through the motions.

I tried new hobbies, changed up my routine, tried to slow down and get off the fast track I felt I was on. However, regardless of how much I changed around me.. Something was still missing. My husband mentioned going to church one night while lying in bed. I just looked at him and went along with the conversation. It ended quickly, but it continued to be a random conversation every few days.

As we lay in bed one night talking about it, we remembered that a friend of ours had invited us to go with them so we decided to give it a try the following morning. I remember immediately regretting my involvement in that decision as my alarm clock beeped away. I hit snooze a few times, but eventually got up and got ready. As I walked out the door I felt the need to take a deep breath and look back for a second, before closing my front door behind me.

From the moment I stepped into the building I could immediately tell that there was something different. It was unlike any other church I had been to. I didn’t feel like I was in the spotlight and like everyone looked at me knowing I was among the new visitors. I didn’t feel the pressure of speaking to each person. It was calming and oddly inviting.  Slowly, I began to look forward to Sunday mornings and even downloaded some gospel to my playlist.

My daughter began to anticipate each visit and eventually got used to the routine of going. She loved learning about God and all that he has to offer. She loved the environment and felt at home. I began volunteering with the church not long after and soon realized I didn’t feel as broken as I once had. I had opened a side of me that I never really knew existed and it changed everything. I was happy, eager, and motivated. I didn’t feel like I was running on the hamster wheel anymore nor did I feel helpless or alone.

At times I still doubt and I ask for guidance. However, I can think back to the days of feeling broken and alone and I quickly realize that I’m on the right path.  Leaning on my faith to get me through rough times doesn’t mean that I’m not afraid, but more so that I’m not alone in my journey. As humans we all experience fear. It’s a natural emotion. However, my faith helps control how I react to those fears, doubt, and uncertainty.

Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery

 

Season 2 of Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery premieres Sunday, March 5 at 9 PM ET/PT on CNN. In case you didn’t get an opportunity to check-out the first season of this hit series, Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact Forgery captivated audiences as well-known Pastors, theologians, and archaeologists, examined famous religious artifacts, and brought to life the places, pilgrimage sites, and people from the Bible and ancient world.

 

Giveaway!

1 lucky TCMS reader will win a $25 Lifeway e-gift card! Simply comment below for your chance to win! Giveaway ends 3/10/17!

Krystal: Shrimp Po’ Boy + Beach Vacation Getaway Sweeps!

Disclosure: I received a Krystal Prize Pack for review purposes. All opinions remain my own and weren’t influenced. My opinions may differ from those of others as well as the company.

 

I’m super excited to announce that  Krystal is bringing back their delicious Shrimp Po’ Boy sandwiches! I must admit, these are my all time favorite! From now until April 16 you’ll be able to find this delicious must have on the Mix 5 for $5 deal. Offered in partnership with King & Prince Seafood®, the tasty soft-roll sandwiches are loaded with crispy butterfly shrimp and tangy sauce – just like the Southern sandwich classic. The fried to perfection shrimp also can be ordered by the basket paired with a choice of delectable sauces such as buffalo, BBQ or Texas petal.

 

Beach Vacation Getaway Sweeps!

 

The Beach Vacation Getaway Sweepstakes will reward one grand prize winner with a complimentary three-night stay at the King and Prince Resort on St. Simons Island. The winning family will also enjoy a Shrimp Boat Tour adventure excursion, a cooking lesson with famous Chef Johnny Carino, roundtrip travel, and more.

 

To enter the sweepstakes, guests simply need to visit  the Krystal website and Facebook page. After registration, guests will receive a sweepstakes entry for the grand prize and can also play the “Shrimp Spin& Win Game” for a chance to win one of twenty-five second-place prizes including $10 Krystal Gift Cards.

Guests who share the sweepstakes on Facebook can earn bonus entries for additional chances to win the grand prize. All guests

who register for the sweepstakes will receive a coupon for a FREE Shrimp Po’ Boy sandwich with the purchase of any

other regularly priced menu item, at participating restaurants.

Full sweepstakes rules and regulations can be foundonline at Krystal’s website

About The Krystal Company

Founded in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in 1932, The Krystal Company is the oldest quick service restaurant chain in theSouth.  Its hamburgers are still served fresh and hot off the grill on the iconic square bun at more than 350 restaurants in 11 states.
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Pickedresses: Top 5 Blue Prom Dresses!

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The new year has begun and we are all marking off items on our to do lists, enjoying holidays like Valentine’s, and so much more. One of my favorite things about the new year is shopping for prom dresses.   However, I don’t always have time to shop around in stores. Luckily, Pickedresses makes dress shopping, fast, easy, and convenient.I can even browse their site on my cell phone while I’m on the go!

They have so many dresses to offer and they make their site easy to browse. You can filter your results by color, size, style, length, and much more! It’s truly a one of a kind experience.  I’ve always loved Blue Prom Dresses and was pleased to find a wide selection of dresses in a variety of styles and shades. Here are my top 5 favorite blue dresses from their site!

#1   I could stare at this dress for days! It’s a stunning shade of blue and offers a classic feel. I love the halter top and that it’s stylish, while not too revealing.

#2 I love dresses that offer ease of movement and style all in one! This dress is a crowd pleaser!

#3 This dress is stylish and is sure to leave a long lasting impression!

#4 I love the cross over halter top on this dress. It calls for attention, while not being revealing or overly flashy.

#5 Looking to show a little skin, but don’t want to go completely strapless? Check out this beauty!

Not into blue dresses? Check out their wide variety of color options! I was amazed at all the different colors and shades that they have to offer! They have dresses in almost any color you could imagine paired with every style possible! Make sure to browse their site and come back to tell us which one is your favorite!

FashionMia: Stylish, Trendy Dresses For All Occasions!

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I remember my mom forcing me to wear dresses as a child. I hated dresses, but sure enough I was in some hideous dress in 9 out of 10 of my childhood picks. As I’ve grown older, I’ve begun to like wearing dresses. I’d even go as far to say I love them.  However, I prefer Cute dresses compared to those awful ones I wore as a child and FashionMia is my one stop shop! They have dresses for every occasion!

Looking for the perfect church dress?  Check out this stunning professional floral dress. I love the pink and black coloring paired with a waistline belt. It’s perfect for church and could even be worn as office attire!

Speaking of office attire….This dress is simply stunning! I love the solid black paired with the vibrant red. The bow adds style  and makes it all come together!

Looking for something to liven up date night or a night out on the town? Look no further! You might even find the perfect little black dress!

One thing I was really impressed with is their collection of  Trendy plus size clothing. This definitely makes them superior to all others as their collection has so much more to offer!

Swagbucks: Earn 1,000 SB When You Order Your Valentine’s Day Flowers!

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Valentine’s Day is here, and if you still don’t have a gift picked out, Swagbucks and ProFlowers are teaming up to give you a great deal. Order through this link (you’ll be asked to create your Swagbucks account if you don’t already have one) and you’ll get 15% off of your order PLUS 1000 SB, which is the equivalent of $10 in gift cards at Swagbucks. The 13th is the last day to guarantee delivery on Valentine’s day, so order now!

In case you didn’t know, Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for shopping, discovering deals (like this one), watching videos, taking surveys, and even surfing the web. Then you take your SB and redeem them for gift cards to hundreds of places including Amazon, Walmart, Starbucks, Target, or PayPal.

As a special bonus to you, if you sign up through me through this offer and get the 1000 SB, you’ll get a bonus 300 SB at the beginning of March. That’s $13 total PLUS 15% off your Valentine’s Day order.

 

New To Swagbucks? Here’s what you need to know!

It’s the site where you earn points (called SB) for things you’re already doing online, like shopping, watching videos, discovering deals, taking surveys, or even searching the web! Then you redeem your points for PayPal cash or gift cards to places like Amazon, Walmart, Target, Starbucks, and more!  How awesome is that?!?

Swagbucks is totally legit. I use it myself. I usually spend my SB on giftcards in order to save up for Christmas and birthdays! This past year I used Swagbucks to pay for a Build A Bear Party & lunch at Red Robin for 10 kiddos and 4 adults in honor of my daughter’s birthday! Thanks to Swagbucks, that’s almost $350 that I didn’t have to spend out of pocket!