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Messy Beautiful Love Giveaway at Day by Day in Our World

Win a Copy of Messy, Beautiful Love

Messy, Beautiful Love is a wonderful resource for all Christian marriages.  One lucky blog reader will win their own paperback copy of this title compliments of Family Christian. Entries are accepted through the Gleam widget below through December 3, 2014. The selected winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize. Messy, Beautiful Love


Messy, Beautiful Love by Darlene Schacht

This review of Messy, Beautiful Love: Hope and Redemption for Real-Life Marriages by Darlene Schacht is made possible by Family Christian.  All opinions are my own.   Last Christmas, I received a book in the mail as part of a Secret Santa swap. It was The Good Wife’s Guide: Embracing Your Role as a Help Meet [Read On]

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My Irish Table by Cathal Armstrong and David Hagedorn

I received My Irish Table by Cathal Armstrong and David Hagedorn from Blogging for Books for this review.  All opinions are my own. Between my husband and my families, there’s a decent amount of Irish heritage in the family.  Sadly, the Irish are not known for their cooking beyond the idea of corned beef and cabbage [Read On]

Crowd Pleasing Hashbrown Quiche

Crowd Pleasing Hashbrown Quiche

While I personally love a good quiche, I know that my boys do not appreciate it the same way.  And, they claim to want something more ‘manly’ at times.  So, we’ve decided to try our hand at making a dish that is a little different while remaining tasty and hearty.  Crowd Pleasing Hashbrown Quiche is [Read On]

A Tale of Light and Shadow

A Tale of Light and Shadow

I’ve shared before that I love many of the books labeled young adult. I also love a good story that can be a bit fantastical while trying to weave in a lesson. A Tale of Light and Shadow by Jacob Gowans fits both of those molds as he whisks you away to the land of [Read On]

The Loving Kitchen

The Loving Kitchen by LeeAnn Rice

I’m a book lover through and through.  I won’t apologize for that fact, although there are days when the stacks of dusty books around the house has me wondering if I need to reign it in a bit.  Cookbooks are one of my favorite nonfiction genres.  Coupling my love of cookbooks with the ability to [Read On]

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Announcing Torn Asunder, a new novel from Alana Terry

I am thrilled to be sharing about a new book from a friend of mine. The Beloved Daughter was a phenomenal novel that can really open some eyes to how North Koreans can live in fear over relgious beliefs. Now, she’s back with a new novel, Torn Asunder, which I am quite eager to start [Read On]


Win Your Holiday Gifts ~ Transformers 3 DVD Giveaway

My boys have ALL gone through the Transformers phase and with the newer movies for the teens and adults I don’t see it ending anytime soon. J discovered the cartoon Transformers while visiting a friend’s house this summer. I’ll check out the DVDs for him at the library on occasion now. If you have a [Read On]

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12 Tasty Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes to Try

With just over a week until Thanksgiving here in the United States, it is the perfect time to get your menu together.  I shared ideas of Thanksgiving cooking essentials last week and now I’m sharing recipes found from fellow bloggers to help you have a memorable Thanksgiving feast.   These are just some of the [Read On]

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Growing Up Social

Any which way you look at it, we are surrounded by technology. While it can be a wonderful thing, there is always the risk of it sucking us in and leading to a very lonely existence. Our kids are not immune to the allure of the screen which is something Gary Chapman and Arlene Pellicane [Read On]

Growing Up Social Giveaway

Growing Up Social Giveaway

One lucky blog reader will win their own copy of Growing Up Social.  (Read my review of Growing Up Social.) Entries are through the Gleam widget below.  Open to US and Canada with entries collected through December 1, 2014.   Growing Up Social

Time to Clean Up Epic Messes in the House #EurekaPower #CollectiveBias

Clean Up Epic Messes in the House

This shop about how I clean up epic messes in the house using #EurekaPower, has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias Homeschooling most of the boys means that we are actively living in the house and messes are a part of it.  Sadly, there are times when the house starts [Read On]


Win Your Holiday Gifts ~ Chuck & Friends DVD Set

Do you enjoy winning items you can use for gift giving? If so, then here’s another giveaway for a DVD set sure to please many of the younger crowd.  I’ll admit that somehow our family has not seen this particular series, but I suspect my boys would have enjoyed them. The Adventures of Chuck and [Read On]


Win Your Holiday Gifts ~ Why Do We Call It Christmas? DVD

I don’t know about you, but I do enjoy the times I’ve been able to win something that made the perfect gift for a family member or friend. So, I am thrilled to help promote this giveaway in the hopes that someone else will be blessed. Cutting down trees? Hanging stockings? Santa Claus? What do [Read On]

Thanksgiving Cooking Essentials

Getting Your Thanksgiving Cooking Essentials in Order

Any which way you cut it, Thanksgiving is day where food is of utmost importance. Whether you are having a simple meal or a more elaborate spread, you need a game plan in place. This includes the need to get you Thanksgiving cooking essentials in order. Over the years, we’ve gathered up all that we [Read On]

5 Different Kid Friendly Thanksgiving Crafts to Make This Year

5 Different Kid Friendly Thanksgiving Crafts to Make This Year

Thanksgiving will be here before we know it and I want to do a little crafting with J this year.  He adores when we ‘draw’ and color together and now that he’s 5 I am feeling brave enough to add things like glue to our supplies.  Deciding what to make can be a challenge, so [Read On]

Holiday Gifts Ideas For Your Video Game Lover

Holiday Gifts Ideas For Your Video Game Lover

The holidays are beckoning and that means time to consider what you’ll be purchasing for gifts.  If your kids are like mine, video games are something they love to receive.  Thankfully, there are some great options out there which are not super violent or full of scantily clad women. Below are just a few of [Read On]

Thanksgiving Tablescape

Developing a Great Thanksgiving Tablescape

Now that Halloween is past, it is a great time to start planning how you want to decorate for our next big holiday here in the United States…Thanksgiving! I’ll admit to keeping things low key when it is just my immediate family, but with the boys a bit older now I am feeling the need [Read On]

Win a Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas CD and Poster Bundle

Win a Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas CD and Poster Bundle

I thoroughly enjoyed my preview of the new movie, Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas.  I highly recommend seeing it when it releases on November 14th for its 2 week run.   One lucky blog reader will win a bundle consisting of the Soundtrack CD, a signed poster, and an air freshener which smells like Christmas trees. [Read On]

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Seeing Through New Eyes with Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas

Do you ever feel like the Christmas season has become super commercialized leaving you wondering what the true reason for the season is?  Are you worried that some of our Christmas traditions are the antithesis of what we are supposed to be promoting as Christians?  Then, you’ll definitely want to check out Kirk Cameron’s Saving [Read On]