Wednesday, April 29, 2015

What I Wore and More

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Hello, Lovelies! How is your week going? 

I have some great items to share with you today, so let's get to it! 

Are you loving the Kimono look? Eleventh Avenue has several options right now . . . 

Boho Lace Kimono Cardigan - 3 colours

At this time of year, I just need an extra layer - not too heavy but still enough to provide a little warmth while in the gentle breeze outside or inside the cold grocery store. This Striped Lightweight Cardigan looks perfect. 

Elastic Waist Skirt - 4 colours

Are you looking for a grad, wedding shower or birthday gift? Here are some fun ideas:

Classic Monogrammed Ampersand Cork Coasters

Personalized Hand Stamped Long Spoon Set

Don't forget that right now my readers can get an additional 15% off with promo code: AVENUE15. Woohoo!

And there is always FREE shipping on orders of $75 or more!

Here is a quick look at one of my recent outfits:

Cardi - Kohls
Polk Dot Tee - Eleventh Avenue
Jeans - Old Navy
Bag - Thrift store (new with tags!)
Earrings - TJ Maxx
"Hope" Bracelet - Charming Finds
Shoes - Kohls

Linking up: Elegantly Dressed, Jersey Girl, Texan Heart, The Pleated Poppy, Reasons to Dress

Blessings and love. xo

Monday, April 27, 2015

Weekly Menu Plan {27 April}

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Hello, my friend! How was your weekend? We were both busy and had some down time, so it was a nice balance. The weather turned chilly, again, though, and I'm glad I kept some of my sweaters handy when I packed up my winter clothes. The spring blooms are all "showing out", as my Grandma used to say, and we are enjoying each and every shade and hue.

What are you planning to serve for supper this week? We're eating out of the freezer this week. Here is our menu plan . . .

Monday - Sautéed Salmon, kale sale, rice

Tuesday - Our Favourite Grilled Chicken, broccoli, scalloped potatoes

Wednesday - Taco Salad

Thursday - Leftovers

Friday - Crock Pot Rosemary Chicken, mashed potatoes

Saturday - Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, vegetable soup (leftover from when a friend made it for us awhile back)

Sunday - Snack-y Supper

Link-up: Menu Plan Monday

Don't forget to sign up for The Essential Oils Revolution!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Let It Be Jesus by Christy Nockels {Review and Giveaway}

Disclosure: Many thanks to Propeller Consulting for providing a sample of this product in exchange for my honest review. I received no other compensation. All opinions are my own.

Worship can be found in many different avenues, but hands down, music is one of my favourite ways to worship my King. If you come to my house at any random time of day, you may find my iTunes, Pandora app or MPE app playing some wonderful expression of love and praise to God. The name Christy Nockels can often be found on any and all of those music streams flowing out of my phone or laptop.

I first started listening to Christy Nockels when she and her husband, Nathan, were called "Watermark", back in the '90's. One of my very favourite songs of all time is their song, "Holy Roar". I have loved following her journey over the years and am excited to share with you that she has a new album coming out April 28th!!! I have had the honour of listening to Let It Be Jesus in the past two weeks and let me tell you, I have played it over and over.

About Christy:
As a worship leader for many years, she has been an integral part of Passion Conferences from its inception in 1997.  She's seen first hand music sweep people into the presence of God in a powerful way. A pastor’s kid, who was born in Fort Worth and raised in Oklahoma, she grew up singing in church. She met her husband, Nathan, in 1993 at the Christian Artists Seminar in Estes Park, Co. They recorded an independent record with fellow worship leader Charlie Hall under the name Sons & Daughters that led to an invitation from Louie Giglio to participate in the first Passion conference in Austin. Christy’s voice gained a national platform when she and Nathan formed the duo Watermark, recording four acclaimed albums before that musical season ended, paving the way for Christy’s solo career. In 2008, the couple moved to Atlanta to become part of Passion City Church where she serves on the worship team with sixstepsrecords labelmates Chris Tomlin and Kristian Stanfill. The following year, Nockels released her acclaimed solo debut, Life Light Up and spent much of the next two years touring with Tomlin and Passion.

My thoughts:
I could write something positive about each of the eleven songs on this new album. The first one is called "Freedom Song" and having experienced so much freedom in my own life, from sin, from religious bonds, from sickness and more, this could be a theme song for me. I think many of you will be able to relate. 

"Let It Be Jesus" is one of those I'm-worshiping-from-the-very-center-of-my-being, all-out 'Jesus, You are everything to me' song. These lyrics are words to live by: 

Should I ever be abandoned
Should I ever be acclaimed
Should I ever be surrounded by the fire and the flame
There's a name I will remember
There's a name I will proclaim
Let it be, Let is be Jesus
Let it be, Let it be Jesus

Another song I absolutely love is "Who Can Compare". I'm so glad Christy covered this one. This is one song that I will replay more than all the others. It is such an intimate expression of worship to Jesus and nothing, not another person, not an experience, not any material possession can compare to Him. It speaks to a deep place in my spirit. 

And that's just a small taste of what you will find on Let It Be Jesus!  Don't forget - the release date Tuesday, April 28, 2015!

S O C I A L • C O R N E R

Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing a digital copy of Christy's Let It Be Jesus to one of my readers for the giveaway! 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. Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Open to residents of the US and Canada, age 18 or older.

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Blessings and love. xo

Friday, April 24, 2015

Art At The Mill 2015

It's time for Art At The Mill at the historic Burwell-Morgan Mill (c. 1782) in Millwood, Virginia! This is truly a Clarke County treasure and one of my favourite events to attend. Walking into the old mill is a stunning experience that elicits the senses. The still-working mill is a pleasure in and of itself, and then add in all the wonderful pieces of art, and it is a sight to behold. During the show, you can view more than 1,000 pieces of artwork created by over 300 artists from our surrounding area and more than a dozen other states. You may even get to chat with one or two of the artists, whom I have always found to be so personable and willing to answer any of my questions. One year my little girls even enjoyed a simple art lesson given by one of the local artists. It was a special touch added to an already enjoyable experience.

Art At The Mill is a lovely day excursion. Shop at the art show, browse through the gourmet food shop, The Locke Store, maybe even pick up a few things for a casual picnic on the beautiful grounds of the mill. The surrounding horse farms also make for a relaxing drive in the country. The Shenandoah River is close by, as well, and you can get a peek at the delightful and unique Virginia Bluebells along the river banks.

These photos are all from last year's Art At The Mill event. I cannot wait to get there this year to see what all the talented artists have been up to in the last twelve months! I hope to see you there.

Join the Clarke County Historical Association for the 2015 edition of Art At The Mill:

Art At The Mill will be open April 25th-May 10th, 2015 during the following hours:  

Monday-Thursday 10-5
Friday and Saturday 10-6
Sunday from 11-5

Adults $5
Seniors $3
Kids 12 and under are free

Blessings and love. xo

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Don't Miss These Fashion Deals!

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Good morning, Friend!

I'm back with more marvelous fashion finds from Eleventh Avenue!

I had to do a double take at the price on this Double Bubble Bracelet. Hurry! They're going fast!

I love this Floral Fringe Trim Open Kimono! What do you think?

This Summer Lace Tunic is on my wish list! Super cute!

Beaded Wrap Bracelet

Lux Motif Printed Top - 2 colours

Stripe Floppy Hat - 4 colours (Last day!)

Bohemian Tunic Dress 

Elegant Charm Leaves Water Drop Earrings

And don't forget that Eleventh Avenue carries items for your home, like this 3 Piece Duvet Cover Set!

Or how about this Best. Mom. Ever. Mug for Mother's Day?!

Don't forget that these deals are only for a limited time! And if you spend $75 or more, you get FREE shipping!

I hope you see something you like. 

And I finally took a photo of my outfit of the day!

Tunic - H & M (old)
Leggings - Eleventh Avenue/GroopDealz
Shoes - Kohls 
Earrings - old
Necklace - gift
(Pardon the poor lighting - my daughter's room has the only full-length mirror!)

(I had Ben take a couple more photos outside in better light. :))

Enjoy your Wednesday!

Link-ups! The Pleated Poppy, Reasons to Dress, Jersey Girl, Texan Heart, Elegantly Dressed

Blessings and love. xo

Monday, April 20, 2015

Weekly Menu Plan {20 April}

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Good morning, my friend! 

I wanted to share some exciting information with you about how you can learn more about using essential oils in your home! The Essential Oils Revolution is coming soon and is being offered absolutely FREE of charge! We use essential oils in our home on a daily basis and are thrilled with the results, yet I know that I still have so much to learn, so I have signed up, as well. The list of speakers and topics is impressive, and I am looking forward gleaning from them and finding out how we can benefit even more from using essential oils in our home! 

You can sign up here if you're interested . . . Sign Up Today

What are you cooking this week? Here is our menu plan:

Monday - Sausage, Peppers and Onions with buns (or not - for those who are cutting carbs)

Tuesday - Roast Chicken, salad, broccoli

Wednesday - Beef Stew, crusty bread

Thursday - Pioneer Woman's Shrimp Scampi 

Friday - Leftovers

Saturday - Burgers on the Grill, baked beans, Kale Salad

Sunday - Snack-y supper

Linking up: Menu Plan Monday

Blessings and love. xo 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Essential Oils Revolution: Register Now!

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I am SO excited to tell you about this upcoming event that I cannot wait any longer! We have been using Essential Oils in our home for over a year, and what amazing results we have seen! If you have been at all curious about the EO craze you may have heard about from your sister-in-law or seen all over social media, this event is for you! And even if you already use sell Essential Oils in your home, there is so much to learn from these speakers. I cannot wait for May to get here!
People all across the world are scrambling to find natural solutions to their health problems. Of all the “alternative” options, essential oils are currently the hottest trend toward regaining control of your health!
With 31 presentations containing relevant evidence and practical advice from the experts, The Essential Oils Revolution will help you use essential oils effectively and confidently. This event is the first-ever, online, brand-generic event to include experts from every field, including aromatherapy, direct sales, medicine and research.
Register for FREE now at the following link:
Important Things You’ll Learn About Essential Oils:
  • Understand what essential oils are and why they are popular today
  • Why essential oils are nature’s BEST medicine
  • How to use essential oils safely and effectively
  • Tips for regaining control of your health with essential oils
  • Pain and stress remedies using essential oils
  • Culinary uses for essential oils
  • How to use essential oils for high performance health
  • Essential oils for animal aromatherapy
  • And so much more!
Here are a few of the incredible experts who will speak at The Essential Oils Revolution:
  • Robert Pappas, PhDEssential Oil Adulteration
  • Jordan S. Rubin NMD, PhD, Biblically-Based Essential Oil Uses
  • Josh Axe, DC, CNSEssential Oils for Gut, Thyroid and Adrenals
  • Sylla & Nyssa Hanger, MA, LMT, RYTEssential Oil Safety
  • Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(NA), Homeopath & Mother Raised Children with No Meds, Ever!
With 25+ additional presenters sharing their expertise about essential oils, this invaluable (and FREE) resource is intended for everyone everywhere!
Better yet, if you register today, you’ll have access to the following FREE GIFTS as soon as you register! 
  • EARLY ACCESS to Dr. Axe’s expert talk, Essential Oils for Gut, Thyroid and Adrenals
  • EARLY ACCESS to Dr. Pappas’ expert talk, Essential Oil Adulteration
  • The King’s Medicine Cabinet Essential Oils eGuide by Dr. Josh Axe
  • The Essential Homestead: Using Essential Oils in the Home, Barnyard and Beyond eBook by Jill Winger
  • Using God’s Medicine For The Abundant Life ebook by Dr. Eric L. Zielinski
The Essential Oils Revolution (ONLINE and FREE) from May 11-18, 2015!
Register for FREE at the following link today:
I’ll see you at the revolution!
Blessings and love. xo

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Fashion + Teacher's Gifts + Home Decor + More - Deals for Spring

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Good morning! 

I have more fabulous fashion to share with you today from! And just a quick reminder that now through May 22, you can get an additional 15% off when you use this code: 


So take a look and let me know what you think of these lovely items!

Silhouette Floral Kimono

Foil Polka Dot Tees - 81% off!

Rosette Bracelet - 5 colours

Grey Skies Sweater Tunic

Essential Maxi Skirt - 17 colour choices

Neon Floral Pullover

Juliet Accent Bracelet - 7 colours

And what about these great items for your home!?! 

Hammered Copper Mug - for all those Moscow Mules you've been wanting to make!

Nature Walk Tea Towels - perfect for nature lovers or for a teacher's gift!

And speaking of teacher's gifts, now is the perfect time to get a jump start on getting something special for all those amazing teachers in your children's lives!  Here are just a couple of the beautiful choices on Eleventh Avenue:

You can check out all of the meaningful items for teachers here: Teacher Appreciation Gifts!

All of these deals are for a limited time only! 

Spend $75 or more and get FREE shipping! 

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Blessings and love. xo