Thursday, November 29, 2018

Ellie Claire offers amazingly beautiful devotional journals. Holiday Gift idea indeed.

These three journals from Ellie Claire pictured below are in my opinion extremely beautiful and sturdy. The covers are textured, inspiring, and well designed. There is an elastic strap on the binding of the journal for you to keep your favorite pen or pencil as you wish for always having a writing instrument with the journal.  

I know if I was browsing the book store waiting on my daughter to select her books, I'd be attracted to the covers of these journals and have to pick them up and look them over.
It would be hard to choose one to purchase. I'd buy all three and tell myself I'll give them as gifts, knowing in the back of my mind I'm keeping all three! yep. 

Faith & LetteringThe Illustrated Word, and Illuminate Your Story.
I'm particular to certain brands of pens. Funny thing is my most favorite brand is one I received as a high school graduation present as a pen and pencil set. I still have part of the set, and since then have purchased other pens of this said brand. As far as journal or coloring tools, I might just have to go shopping for some fancy new pens and pencils for my journals.

Well, whatever you like to write with be it a pen or pencil of some type ink or lead, you'll want to use it for handwriting in these journals from Ellie Claire.

The journals feature; art style, and teaching ability, and are an interactive way to get creative in your quiet time. Yes, quiet time. Who couldn't use more of quiet time? Find a hour or so to have your quiet and devotional respite.

Faith & Lettering Journal offers Bible verse pages for you to trace over, then try on your own to write the verse, then space for practicing your creative style of writing the verse.

Illustrated Word is a coloring journal. Forty illustrations for you to color. The journal also has illustrations from the archives of the Museum of the Bible. This is your journal and keep it special to you. The back covers tells us that medieval monks brought scripture to life through handwritten and illustrated manuscripts. 

Illuminate Your Story Journal offers a history Illuminated letters. The letters of the alphabet fill the pages and show us the steps in creating are own illuminated lettering. Perhaps we will graduate to write our Christmas Cards or Thank you notes as we share the beauty and spiritual feelings through creating illuminated letters and even drawings of animals. An elastic band is attached to the journal for keeping it closed and also a ribbon for a place marker.

The three journals are beautifully created with art work, design, materials, and size able enough to put in your purse-if it's kinda big, or carry along in your office bag or keep by your nightstand. 

Visit Ellie Claire to see more journals and really nice gift ideas. 
Disclosure: I received the three journals mentioned in this post. The comments and views are my own.

GIVEAWAY: NIV Adventure Bible,Polar Exploration. The Christmas gift find for this holiday season!


NIV Adventure Bible, Polar Exploration Edition features:
  • Hard Cover Book, sturdy, sparkly, colorful, tons of images, inset questions with answers, "did you know" text with a penguin, "words to treasure" with a treasure chest image. 
  • 1500 pages of text, plus...
  • Name plate page 
  • Welcome page
  • How to use this Bible page
  • Contents page with Books of the Bible
  • Dictionary 
  • Colorful Maps
  • #1 Bible for Kids
  • ZonderKidz book brand
  • Every Bible you purchase helps Biblica translate and give Bibles to those in need around the world.
  • USD $29.99
So, this edition of the NIV Bible is really special and fantastic. It's got loads of colorful images, people, places, and things of the books of the Bible. A great read for bedtime stories all the while you can strengthen your own faith as you teach your children what it means to be a Christian.
Still Christmas Shopping??? Ha, I am!!! 
Well, who could you give a this book to:
Baby shower
Birth of baby
Birthday of any age child
Baptisimal day
any religious holiday or milestone
any day, any reason, any time is always good for God's teachings.
Did I mention CHRISTMAS
Need some more information on what the book is like? Here it is!
*Full-color images of polar animals, arctic outposts, and icy landscapes throughout make learning about the Bible even more engaging
*Life in Bible Times—Articles and illustrations describe what life was like in ancient days
*Words to Treasure—Highlights great verses to memorize
*Complete text of the New International Version (NIV) of the Bible
*Dictionary/concordance for looking up tricky words
*Color map section to help locate places in the Bible

Take a look at a few pages in NIV Adventure Bible of God's word:

This is the place to enter the giveaway for your chance to win a copy of this amazing children's Bible. If you've been here before, you'll know entering is pretty easy, I don't ask you to do ten thousand this and that tasks to enter, so go ahead and enter! Good luck and please see the info at bottom of post for entrants.
also, open to residents of those connected to each other USA states, and must be 18 or older to enter/win. 
Giveaway is closed.

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Friday, November 16, 2018

CREED II images and trailer are here! Movie in theaters November 21, 2018 #CreedII

With the holiday season soon upon us, I'm looking for breaks in the hustle of the days activities. Perhaps some kind of Christmas display we can stroll through, a movie that the family can watch at the theater. You know. to give us a chance to sit down, no laundry to do, no dishes to wash, and put the phone on silent. 

This year CREED II will be on our list of movies to see. Why? Well, it looks like a story that will keep us in thought for a while. It's exciting, yet heartfelt. Everybody loves the winner, but winners work hard to get to that level.

If you have been on any sports team, most likely you know the effort and devotion needed to reach the top performance. My favorite movie like that is Remember the Titans, oh wait The Replacements was really good too. How about The Blind Side-even better, you've got family, education, and hard work that pays off in all aspects. From the cold rainy night of being homeless to a warm comfy home, a boy is loved and cared for as he is nurtured in spirit and mind. Any way, back to a new movie in theaters November 22, 2018 is CREED II.


About the movie:
Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family's past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what's worth fighting for, and discover that nothing's more important than family. Creed II is about going back to basics to rediscover what made you a champion in the first place, and remembering that, no matter where you go, you can't escape your history.  The film releases in theaters on Wednesday, November 21.

CREED II will be in theaters on Wednesday, November 21, 2018.  

Disclosure: The comments and views are my own. I was provided with images and information for this post in exchange for compensation.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Put Cuddle + Kind on your holiday gift list and help provide meals to children in need.

Whoa, I found a cat in my mailbox.
Yes, a cat. It's true. 
We have an extra large mailbox, so, a cat could really fit inside. 

He told me his name is Maximus, and he was born on July 26.

I asked him why in world was he in my mailbox?

He replied: I Like to meet people, and of course I like fish, and sunny spots to take a nap in. 

Then he just kept talking and telling me that for each doll purchased, like himself, 10 nutritious meals are provided to children in need.

So, I said well, come on inside my warm sunny house and tell me more about how a cat can give meals to children in need. (I didn't tell him we have a fish tank because we don't eat those fish, but I had some cat treats for a back up, in case he asked for a snack).

Once we got inside my house, he said open your lap top and go to Cuddle + Kind web site. There I saw so many soft, cuddly dolls like Maximus.

There are lambs, dogs, bunnies, unicorns, and mermaids, fox, deer, and mermaids.

Oh my gosh they are all so adorable. really. And they are available in two sizes, regular and little. 

Go look for yourself. 

Don't miss the selection of inspirational PRINTS that sell for $20.00 each and provide 5 meals to children in need with each print purchased. 

The Woodgate family of five  works with their distinguished partners: World Food Program USA., Children's Hunger Fund, Breakfast Club of Canada and WE Charity to provide nutritious meals to children in need. 

The dolls are  handmade with natural cotton yarns. Just look at the detail on Maximus, love those fish on his sweater.

Each Cuddle + Kind doll is Artisan made, lovingly handcrafted and          ethically produced.

Meet the Woodgate family and their Cuddle + Kind dolls:

You know these dolls are the perfect gift for those on your holiday lists this year or for any occasion all through out the year. 

Let's see who could you buy  an adorable keepsake dolls for?

  • Baby Shower
  • New Baby
  • Children
  • Christmas gifts
  • Donate a doll or two to your child's school for play time.
  • Birthday gift
  • Welcome home baby
  • For the big brother or sister of a newborn sibling
  • A warm gift for someone in the hospital to keep them company
  • Anyone you love
  • Grandparents
  • Yourself

Happy shopping on

Order early for holiday gift giving!

Disclosure: I was sent a Cuddle + Kind doll and information for this post.
The comments and views are my own.

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