I’m not a stickler for not giving my children candy in this house, but I don’t buy it so it is rare that my children get their hands on it.
…..Halloween, Valentines Day and the birthday party treat bag are like hitting the jackpot for my children.
This Valentines’s Day I was looking for something creative to do as Valentine treats and GoGo squeeZ’s free printables were the answer.
Addison and I had a great evening “crafting” her presents for her class. You can find the free printable HERE and there are a number of different ones to choose from, Addison just chose these.
In the event you aren’t familiar with GoGo squeez and why its a great alternative for candy….here you go.
*I have received product, compensation or a combination of both for this post. None of these factors has affected my opinion. You already know!!!*
As you can probably tell I am on a roll trying to get this house transformed into a home. While I know it will take time the journey of a thousand miles started with one step…you feel me?
There is nothing more cozy than a warm and inviting home and I am trying to transform our house into just that. The folks over at Mohawk were so kind to send me an 8X10 area rug and allow me to giveaway an additional area rug. With the weather as cold as it is the rug couldn’t have come at a better time, not to mention it has curtailed my children from sliding across the living room.
Prior to the rug getting here the space was cold and bare. We have two sofas, two chairs and an ottoman that were placed haphazardly.
Once I rolled the rug out I decided that the furniture needed a little rearranging. Not sure if the arrangement will stay this way but it works for now.
Amazing what a rug can do to warm up a space. I chose the Simpatico rug for its neutral colors. I needed something to work with the pillows and the patterned chair and this fit the bill. The rug is excellent quality and bound on the edges to prevent fraying.
We don’t own a vacuum cleaner, I’ll need one ASAP as it is recommended for the care of the rug.
Mohawk products are manufactured right here in the USA. To learn more about Mohawk’s history and their dedication to keeping their products manufactured right here in the USA check out their video Still Made in the USA.
You can find Mohawk scattered all throughout social media. If you need inspiration or information you can find Mohawk on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Google +, Houzz, Pinterest, Home Talk and on their own blog Mohawk Home Scapes.
Here’s the fun part. Mohawk is giving one of my readers the opportunity to win a rug of their choice valued up to $150. Selected rug must be sized 5X8 and under. The giveway will run until Februay 10, 2014 and is open to U.S. Residents only. Good Luck!
Faith is a huge part of my life as many of you already know. I was raised in the church, my mother starting teaching me at a very young age about God. Like many others as a young adult I strayed away from the church in search of fun and foolery. No matter how far I strayed I always knew God was there and many times made decisions not to participate in certain activities because morally I knew they were wrong and would not be pleasing to God. I always went back to what I knew, and what my mother taught me.
After perusing “God’s Little Princess Bedtime Devotional” written by Sheila Walsh I am excited to begin teaching Addison the importance of God’s love and how gracious He is to us daily, even when we continually fall short.
Addison is at the age now where she can start understanding about God and building a relationship with Him for herself. We have been reading a page a night and with nearly 100 devotions, prayers and activities we have many nights of learning ahead of us.
Each page comes with a selection and scripture on the left with a “Good-Night Giggles and Grace” page on the right. The “Good-Night Giggles and Grace” are fun experiments used to help your Princess grasp the concept and scripture from the left page.
For girls who may be experiencing social issues or have specific questions the back of the book is equipped with an index outlining some of the issues our children are facing today and offers a scripture to help them better understand what God’s word says about such things.
I am a huge fan of this book. The illustrations are amazing and as minute as this may seem to some I was pleased that many ethnicities of children were included. This is a great way to start off the new year and starting building a foundation of faith for little girls.
Do you have a bedtime routine with your children? What does it look like? How do you teach your children about God?
Tuesday afternoon I had the pleasure of heading up to Honey Baked Ham’s Alpharetta headquarters to take a tour of their facility and learn more about the company, their business model and their classic and holiday product offerings.