Wednesday, March 25, 2015

What I Wore - Eleventh Avenue Fashion!

Good morning, Lovelies! It's a rainy day here in Virginia and a little on the cold side, but we are keeping our hope that the warmer temps will soon be here to stay.

Check out these fabulous fashion deals from Eleventh Avenue!

Heathered Midi Dress

Grey Skies Tunic Dress

Gold Triangle V-Neck

Pencil Skirt - 15 colours

Crochet Elbow Tunic - 4 colours

Floral Button Down Blouse - 5 colours

Cadet Hats - 7 colours

And I just have to share a few adorable things for the younger crowd . . .

Be YOU Tiful Tee - 3 colours

Girls' Puff Sleeve Shirts

Reversible Superhero Capes

And for your home:

Spring/Summer Reversible Blocks

Vinyl Chalkboard Stickers

For all my fellow Cinderella fans - Have Courage & Be Kind

Linking up: Jersey Girl Texan Heart, The Pleated Poppy, Sweet Haute

Blessings and love. xo

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Easter Stories {Review and Giveaway}

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

About the book:

383 pg / multiple authors

Everyone who believes Easter is about more than Easter egg hunts will be grateful for this new anthology of short stories that illumine the true meaning of the season. Selected for their spiritual value and literary quality, these classic tales capture the spirit of Holy Week and Easter in a way that will captivate readers of all ages. Parents and grandparents will find that children love to hear these stories read aloud, year after year.

Easter Stories includes time-honored favorites from world-famous storytellers such as C.S. Lewis, Leo Tolstoy, Selma Lagerlof, Oscar Wilde, Elizabeth Goudge, Maxim Gorky, Ruth Sawyer, Anton Chekhov, and Walter Wangerin – as well as many you may never have heard before. 

Illustrated with original woodcuts.

My thoughts

I was interested in reviewing this book, not because of it's title, but because I didn't know most of these stories. And I love to celebrate "Easter", or rather the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, every day, not just one Sunday in the spring, so these stories could be great to read for yourself or to your children or grandchildren at anytime. 

Here are just some of the 20+ story titles:

The Coming of the King by Laura E. Richards

The Church of the Washing Feet by Alan Paton

Robin Redbreast by Selma Lagerlof

John by Elizabeth Gouge

Two Old Men by Leo Tolstoy

The Death of the Lizard by C. S. Lewis

The King and Death by Ger Koopman

I enjoyed reading these stories and will encourage my children to read them at their leisure. One story that I appreciated was The Church of the Washing Feet by Alan Paton. I had never read or heard this one before and it was very touching. It takes place in South Africa and is a beautiful lesson in forgiveness and the desire for unity. 

Another new one to me was Two Old Men by Leo Tolstoy. It is a poignant story about putting aside our own plans and desires to simply see the people in front of us and act in love and compassion. Sometimes we think our plans are on track or even that God requires a certain thing of us, only to find out that He just wants us to breathe His life to those whose faces are in the dirt and who are without hope. This one will stick with me for a long time.

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Giveaway Details:

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This giveaway is open to anyone, 18 years or older, in the USA or Canada. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller/FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

Update on giveaway: I am leaving this open one more day, as some people have apparently had trouble commenting. Please try again and I will close it at 11:59pm ET tonight (3-28-2015).

Blessings and love. xo

Weekly Menu Plan {23 March}

Good morning! How was your first weekend of spring? We had a nice one, visiting with friends and neighbours, getting geared up for a new soccer season and watching a little March Madness. 

Here is our plan for this week:

Monday - Our Favourite Grilled Chicken, broccoli, rice, salad

Tuesday - BBQ Chicken French Bread Pizzas (with leftover chicken from Monday), salad

Wednesday - Baked Ziti, salad

Thursday - Leftovers

Friday - Crock Pot Pinto Beans, cornbread

Saturday - Burgers on the Grill, pasta salad

Sunday - Snack-y supper

Linking up: Menu Plan Monday

Blessings and love. xo

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

What I Wore

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Hello, friend! How is your week going?

I have some great fashion finds to share with you this morning. Did you see my post last week with the exciting news that Groop Dealz is now Eleventh Avenue!?!! Don't forget that they offer FREE Shipping on all orders of $75 or more!

Here is what I have to show you today:

Kimono Cardigan - 2 colours 

Solid Long Leggings - 16 spring colours

Spring Flower Top - 2 colours

Capri Leggings - Regular and Plus Sizes

Malibu Linen Pants - 6 colours

And I just have to share a couple of things for your little ones:

Polka Dot Teepee Tent - 50% off! 

Elephant 2-piece Organizer Pouches - 3 colours

Don't forget that some of these deals will end in a matter of hours and others in a day or two. Don't miss out on your favourites!

Linking up:
Jersey Girl Texan Heart
Sweet Haute
The Pleated Poppy 

Blessings and love. xo

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Speaking Life Series - 2

Good afternoon, lovely friend,

In case you missed the first post in this series, go here.

I have several other passages of Scripture to share with you today. Let's speak these truths over our lives and continue asking the Father to teach us about our correct identities. We are His well-loved children and He delights in us! Don't agree with the enemy if he is whispering anything else into your ear. It's time to stand and fight!

Psalm 149:4 NIV
For the Lord takes delight in his people;
    he crowns the humble with victory.

Romans 8:14-17 TLB

For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. And so we should not be like cringing, fearful slaves, but we should behave like God’s very own children, adopted into the bosom of his family, and calling to him, “Father, Father.”  For his Holy Spirit speaks to us deep in our hearts and tells us that we really are God’s children. And since we are his children, we will share his treasures—for all God gives to his Son Jesus is now ours too. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering.

I John 3:1 MSG
What marvelous love the Father has extended to us! Just look at it—we’re called children of God! That’s who we really are. But that’s also why the world doesn’t recognize us or take us seriously, because it has no idea who he is or what he’s up to.

Psalm 147:10-11 NIV

His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse,
    nor his delight in the legs of the warrior;
the Lord delights in those who fear him,
    who put their hope in his unfailing love.

Let's continue speaking life over ourselves, our families and friends, our churches, over our circumstances and our towns/cities. It is our honour and privilege to do so and it will change the atmosphere!

Blessings and love. xo