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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Mommy's Little Bag of Tricks: Diaper Bag Essential At All Ages {+ Baby & Toddler Snacks from Beech-Nut}

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When you become a mom, a few things in your life will inevitably change.

  • Your body will be forever changed... not in a bad way, just different than before.
  • You will never be allowed to pee again without an audience or little fingers peeking under a door.
  • You'll likely never have a meal to yourself. 
  • You'll continuously know the themes to shows like 'Mickey Mouse Clubhouse'...and may even find yourself watching after the kids have gone to sleep. 
  • You will have have to carry a mom bag... with lots of room for EVERYTHING.
Let's talk about those bags, shall we? When our little ones are babies, we rightfully call it a diaper bag... but the reality is, as our children grow out of diapers, we STILL find our bags being taken over by the little ones. Forget a diaper bag--- it should be called 'Mommy's Bag of Tricks'!

But how do you pack the perfect mom bag? What's inside?



Today, I'm sharing my tips for packing a diaper bag/mommy bag- no matter your child's age!

Traditional Diaper Bag (Infants)

What's inside? 

  • Diapers and wipes- cloth or disposable. As many as you think you'll need, plus a few extra. Trust me, you'll appreciate those extra.
  • Wet Bag for Cloth Diapers.
  • Change of Clothes. Or two.
  • Bottles + Formula and/or nursing cover- if desired.
  • Baby carrier.
  • Your child's favorite Beech-Nut baby food. 
  • A small toy, if desired. 
  • Mom essentials- wallet, phone and lipgloss.

To be honest, I sometimes feel like my kiddos require less at this age... I keep it pretty simple. Diapers and a change of clothes plus something to eat are truly all you need! My children are breastfed so we don't have to worry about bottles which is a plus! I don't even always carry a toy at this stage, as my kids aren't typically all that interested yet. 

The 'Little Big Kid' Diaper Bag (Potty Training-Preschool)

What's Inside?



  • Diapers and/or training pants, depending on where your child is with potty training. 
  • Change of Clothes. Especially pants and underwear!
  • Wet Bag in case of accidents. Whether you used cloth diapers or not, these will be a lifesaver during potty training! 
  • Wipes. Even beyond potty training, these are handy for messy toddler hands. 
  • A favorite toy or small book, something to keep your little one entertained.
  • Your child's favorite Beech-Nut toddler snacks.
  • Mom essentials- wallet, phone and lipgloss. 
At this stage kids are starting to get busier--- so some small entertainment is a must. We usually keep a favorite book or a phone toy, etc handy just in case. The diapers may be gone, but even if your little one does well in the potty at home, personal experience has shown that its always a good idea to have back up, just in case. And snacks are a MUST! Is it just my toddlers that are always hungry? Better to go prepared than have to stop through a drive thru along the way! 

The 'You're Never Getting Your Bag Back' Mommy Bag (Preschool and Beyond)

What's inside?

  • Mom essentials- wallet, phone and lip gloss.
  • Rocks.
  • Pinecones.
  • Barbie Dolls.
  • Cars.
  • Books.
  • More Books.
  • Fresh Kleenexes
  • Dirty Kleenexes.
  • 'Do I even want to know what that is?' Mystery objects.
  • Your child's favorite Beech-Nut snacks. 
This is where it gets interesting... once your kids are out of diapers and exploring on their own, you'll find things in your bag that YOU didn't put there. My daughter is a real scavemger and is always collecting rocks and pine cones and dropping them in my bag. Between that and the toys that always seem to make their way inside--- it's like a Mary Poppins bag. Never ending, and you'll never know what you might find inside.


Some of the contents of your bag might change as your child grows, but the key at all stages is to always be prepared. Keep them clothed, keep them entertained and keep them fed! 


For keeping them fed, Beech-Nut has us covered! For those early days of baby food, we especially love the pouches. They fit easily into your diaper bag and can be a lot less messy for little eaters too. To be honest, my kids enjoy these well into their child and preschool years too--- the pouches are just a fun treat no matter their age. Cereal Puffs are the right size for snacking! I've not seen a kid yet who doesn't love these. For the older toddlers/kids, nothing can beat the oat bars! You might find yourself sneaking one yourself! They're the perfect size to toss into those already overflowing bags and for kids to grab on their own!

The best part about Beech-Nut? They strive to keep their products as close to homemade as possible. They use minimal ingredients so that every child can enjoy REAL food at any age. There are no artificial ingredients and they are non-GMO. Some varieties are even gluten free. These are snacks that I as a mom can feel great about feeding my kids.

Is it any wonder they're a staple in mom bags everywhere?



You can see more from Beech-Nut and connect at the links below:

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What's in YOUR diaper/mom bag? What are your essentials? Which Beech-Nut products make the list?

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Encourage Summer Reading with Bright Books from Silver Dolphin {A Stormin' Into Giveaways Hop Event}

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What makes a good children's book?

I suppose this answer is subjective, but to me there are a few things I always look for when choosing new books for my children:

  • A story that captivate their interest. Maybe it's a character they already love, a favorite animal or a subject that stands out to them, but it has to have something that makes a child reach for it.
  • A story that flows well. If a story doesn't have a natural flow to it, I find my daughter seems to grow pretty bored with it pretty easily.
  • A story that makes sense. I love a story with a good lesson, but it has to be understandable to kids. When kids understand the story, they want to read it again and again. 
  • Illustrations that draw them in. That can mean different things to different kids, but personally I tend to look for vibrant color and simple, but captivating artwork. Something interactive is always a plus too.

Seems simple enough, right? And thankfully, there are plenty of books out there that fit the bill. Today I am excited to share with you three new board books from Silver Dolphin Books that my daughter has fallen in love with.




Join a young bear and his mother for their very busy day in the forest with Bright Books: Baby Bear's Busy Day. This visually stunning board book features bright neon elements, soft touch-and-feel bears, and shiny foil that will capture baby's full attention and imagination. With sweet, soothing text and gentle illustrations, this engaging book will become a bedtime favorite. Follow along as baby bear has a day full of fun!

Swim along with Bubble in the deep, blue sea in Bright Books: Bubble’s Ocean Friends! Follow Bubble on her adventure and discover turtles, starfish, crabs, and more. Lively rhyming text, bright, colorful illustrations, and shiny foiled details invite young readers to have hands-on story time. Page after page, babies and toddlers will have fun counting all of Bubble's new ocean friends.

Shadow is a very adventurous cat, but his favorite time for adventuring is at night. He loves saying hello to the moon, strolling around on rooftops, stargazing with friends, and so much more! Read along and explore the night in this storybook with rhyming text, colorful elements that illuminate the dark, and a soft touch-and-feel cat to guide you through the night. Bright Books: Shadow's Nighttime Adventure is a delightful bedtime book for babies and toddlers.

These books certainly had everything we look for in a great children's books. The stories were simple, my 3 year old could easily follow along and pick up on bits and pieces of the story. They're short enough for bedtime reading and/or short attention spans too, which is great because my daughter is certainly a 'one more time' kind of girl. But what I really loved about these particular books was the artwork. Each page only had a few simple colors, but they popped beautifully--- modern and captivating... they used textures like a soft velvety material, metallic and glitter to draw in the eyes--- and the hands for a full sensory experience. They certainly drew me in...and my daughter too. She enjoyed reading them over and over again. Each story is unique and beautiful in its own way, but I think Shadow's Nighttime Adventure was our favorite. It reminded my children of their own pet and encouraged them to read to her too, getting the whole family involved.



These adorable books have quickly made their way into our regular evening reading rotation! You can find these and more great children's book selections from Silver Dolphin Books at the links below:

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Simple Tips To Encourage Summer Reading




Rain, rain go away... we don't want to wash our summer away!

It's another rainy day here in Indiana, and that means being stuck inside all day. Aside from watching TV or playing on electronics, what can we do to keep the kids entertained! For us- reading is a go to! My son loves to read, and my daughter loves being read to. I'm pretty lucky in that respect, but how do you encourage summer reading in kids who DON'T like to read?

Today I'm sharing a few tips:


Find Something That Interests Them.
Simple enough, right? My son Shaun is a fantastic reader... but he can be rather particular when it comes to book selections. I am always on the lookout for books that will catch his attention. Take whatever your child loves, and find as many books as you can on the topic! When he started reading, it was all about trains. These days he loves anything with humor. Captain Underpants and Diary of a Wimpy Kid are his absolute favorites! 


Comic Books... Are Still Books!
Reading is reading. So encourage your child to read whatever they like best! Billboard signs, newspapers, closed captioning on the TV... these helped my son grow his learning skills long before we found books to hold his interest! Comic books are an ideal way to keep kids who may not otherwise be interested in reading interested! 


Make Reading an Experience.
Take whatever it is your child is reading and make an experience out of it! Make fun crafts to go along with the book. Check out this post on our Captain Underpants puppets. Reading Green Eggs and Ham? Find a recipe for... you guessed it, green eggs and ham! Or have a whole Dr. Seuss Day! Make it fun beyond the pages!


Reward Them For Reading.
Who doesn't love being rewarded for their hard work? Kids are no different! Check your local library to see if their offer a summer reading program that allows them to earn prizes for their time spent reading. Nothing local? Create your own reward system! It doesn't have to be anything fancy, maybe just collecting money for the ice cream truck for time spent reading! 

Let Them Read What They Like.
My son was an advanced reader, teaching himself to read when he was 2. By the time he was in first grade, even kindergarten he was more than capable ability wise to read chapter books, but up until very recently (and even still on occasion), he would still read picture books like The Magic School Bus--- or even chapter books that were well below where he was capable-- like Junie B Jones. It took me a little bit of time to realize that what was okay! Let them read what they WANT to read, the rest will come later! 


Lead By Example.
Perhaps this played a role in my children's reading habits--- they see me reading all the time too! We have shelves full of books to choose from, and its just always bee a natural part of our lives.


Do you have a child who loves to read? What tips would you share for encouraging that love of reading? What are some books or series that you would recommend?

Thursday, June 22, 2017

What I've Learned About Marriage {+ Wedding and Anniversary Gifts from Dayspring} #LiveYourFaith #Dayspring

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There has been a lot of talk about weddings this month, hasn't there?

Let's face it--- it's wedding season. Everyone dreams of that beautiful summer wedding, and so everywhere you look it seems like someone is celebrating yet another wedding. I love a good wedding as much as the next girl... in fact you'll routinely find me binge watching 'Say Yes to the Dress'... but sometimes in all that glitz, all that glamour, all that excitement, the reason for the wedding gets lost... the MARRIAGE.

So today, let's talk marriage!



I was married at the ripe ol' age of 19. I didn't have that fancy wedding- planning a wedding when you're marrying into the military is tough... but that didn't matter to me. I knew that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with my prince, and saw no reason to wait. To some degree, I knew that marriage was going to take work and would not be the fairy tale in the Disney movies I loved so much, but I must admit, at 19 years old, I still couldn't imagine everything life would eventually throw at us. And boy did it- we went through deployments, we were given a special needs child, we suffered pregnancy loss, we suffered mental health, we endured cross country moves, we survived recruiting duty (one of the most difficult jobs in the military), we went through loss of income... the list goes on and on and on. We have encountered so many obstacles in our 10.5 years or so of marriage that have torn apart even the strongest of relationships, and somehow we came through it together. I'm not saying we have a perfect marriage--- far from it, there are always places we need to work on. We're human. But today, I am sharing some things that I have personally learned about marriage.

The Reality of Happily Ever After.
Obviously, I'm a big fan of the fairy tale. I love those stories that end with a 'and they all lived happily ever after'. But that's not the reality. Marriage is wonderful and beautiful and good... but it's not all sunshine and roses every single day. You'll fight, you'll disagree, you'll face hard time. Marriage doesn't come wrapped in that tidy bow our favorite fairy tales end with. And that's OKAY! We just have to know that before we go in, so we can better handle it when those moments come.

Be Stubborn.
When people have asked how our marriage has survived all that we've seen and even just the fact that my husband and I are complete and total opposites.But one thing we have in common is our stubbornness. So even when things aren't going according to plan, we hang on and work it through. You need that in a marriage, or it can become too easy to walk away.

Fight For Each Other. 
One of my favorite songs is Warren Beddingfield's 'Love Is Not a Fight'. There could never be a truer love song out there, 'Love is not a place To come and go as we please It's a house we enter in And then commit To never leave. Love is a shelter In a raging storm Love is peace In the middle of a war
If we try to leave May God send angels To guard the door No, love is not a fight But it's something worth fighting for.' Powerful words, aren't they? These are words that I try to live my marriage by. Even when we disagree, we're not going to let that be that. Again, I think that's where that stubbornness comes in to play! 

Pray For Each Other. 
If you can pray with your spouse, even better... but that's not always possible in all marriages. Instead, pray for your spouse and your marriage. Every single day. Prayer is such a powerful force, so why would you now want to have a little prayer power standing behind you?



Trust in God's Plan For Your Marriage.
That's a tough one, isn't it? I'm a planner. I like things to go my way. When I got married I had ideas of how things would be, and those plans might have changed ever so slightly over the years, but mostly stayed pretty well on track. Until they didn't. Sometimes you find yourself asking, 'THIS is God's plan? Why would He put us through this!?' Sometimes you just have to step back and remember those hard times are blessings in disguise and we just have to wait for His timing to make the reasons clearer. Put God at the center of your home, and when things get tough, remember He is there!


For keeping Christ in your home and marriage, Dayspring has many great wedding and anniversary (or just because) gifts to serve as daily reminders. It's amazing how a simple phrase like, 'Blessed and Grateful' can remind us as we go on about our day, just how blessed we are in our marriages and force us to stop and thank God for them!

Check out these other great wedding and anniversary gifts:

Are you a newlywed or a seasoned wife? What lessons have you learned from your own marriage or those around you?

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

What To Do If Your Child Has A Dental Emergency



Catching baseballs, running around the house, roughhousing with their sibling -- All sorts of activities could be risky for your child's teeth. While teeth are quite durable and are able to withstand general bumps, dental emergencies do happen. If your child comes running to you with a tooth problem, the American Dental Association recommends that you try to visit your dentist ASAP.

"For all dental emergencies, it’s important to visit your dentist as soon as possible," Mouth Healthy, an ADA publication, recommends. "Most dentists reserve time in their daily schedules for emergency patients so be sure to call your dentist and provide as much detail as you can about your condition. If the accident occurs when your dental office is not open, visit your local emergency room."

For specific dental emergencies, follow this guide to take the best action for your child's situation. By acting quickly, you can get your little one smiling in no time.


  • Cracks And Chips: A cracked or chipped tooth may be immediately painful and scary for your child, but can be fixed easily if you take the right steps. Start by having your child rinse their mouth with warm water, cleaning the tooth of bacteria. While you call your child's dentist to secure the first available emergency appointment, apply an ice pack to your kid's face to control any swelling.

  • Knocked Out Tooth: If your child knocks out a tooth, be sure to keep them calm and tell them that the dentist will fix it. Especially if this is a permanent tooth, place it in milk to keep it from drying out. If you happen to have an ADA-approved preservation liquid on hand, this is even better. Be sure to visit a dentist as soon as possible and address any other injuries that may have occurred as well.

  • Severe Toothache: This type of pain can have a variety of causes, so start by checking your child's mouth for any caught food. Then have them rinse with warm water to clean the area and remove any other particles. If your child's pain persists or they are unconsolable, visit a medical clinic or emergency room right away.

  • Bitten Lip: Steps to treat a bitten lip vary depending on the severity of their injury. If your child bites their lip and you think they might need stitches, be sure to take them to an urgent care facility, 85% of which are open seven days a week. You can also call 9-1-1 to get in touch with the closest emergency dentist. If they don't seem to have injured their lip too severely, simply apply a cold pack to the area to reduce swelling. Offering a popsicle may also console your child.

Remember that the best way to keep your child's teeth strong is to keep up with their semiannual dentist appointments. Most people wait an average of three years between appointments, which could let dental problems go unnoticed. By committing to preventative care and addressing dental emergencies, you can keep your whole family sporting healthy smiles.

Getting Started With Bible Journaling: Finding the Right Bible {+ A Hole Mess Journaling Kit Deal + Facebook Party}

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I've been Bible journaling- and blogging about Bible journaling- for almost two years now. During this time, I have been asked many, many questions on the subject. Perhaps there is no question than, 'What Bible would you recommend?'

Pretty basic question, isn't it? After all, it's pretty crucial in starting to Bible journal. These days there are many options out there... so which one is the best one?

Honestly, that all depends on YOU.

What are you looking for in a Bible?
Do you want a full page to work on, or just the margins?
Do you need a larger print?
Do you want predrawn pictures?
If so, do you want them precolored or color yourself?
Do you want to be able to build on to those illustrations?
Soft Cover/Hard Cover?
Translations?

As you can see...there is a LOT to consider! But today, I'm giving you a look at some of these Bible types side by side to help you make the decision that best fits your journaling needs.

Layout Options


Single Column
If I had to choose one favorite, this is probably mine. Personally, I like having just the margin to work with and this is just the right size for me. In addition, I find it extremely readable with the single column layout.

Double Column
As far as margin size, etc... this type of Bible isn't much different at all than the single column, the text is just in two columns rather than one. If you're used to and comfortable with that layout, this would be a great layout to use.

Double Column Bible

Large Print Editions.
If you need a larger font, consider a large print edition. These are also great if you like the idea of margins, but want a little more space to journal in. Because of the larger page sizes, the margins are larger too!

Large Print Inspire Bible


Coloring/Illustrated Bibles.
Not an artist? These can be a great option to give you the fun and relaxation of Bible journaling with predrawn pages for you to color in. My Creative and Inspire are a few great options to check out, both with beautiful fully drawn designs. Notetaking Bible Illustator's Edition is another one, but these tend to be more subtle and would be great to add onto with your own work. For fully colored pictures, you have The Beautiful Word (also available in coloring). Each of these also has additional pages with blank (lined) margin for additional artwork/notes.



Notetaking Bible Illustrator's Edition
The Beautiful Word Bible



Interleaved

Don't want to be confined to the margins? The Interleaved is for you. Next to each full page of text is one full page for your artwork! These Bibles do tend to be much larger than your other journaling Bible options, but definitely open up more options for artwork too!

Interleaved Bible

Cover Types

Soft (Leather-Like) Covers.Personally, this is my go to type of cover. I find the flexible covers allow me to work more easily as the Bibles stay open better, in my opinion.



Hard Covers. 
One of the benefits of the hard covers I've found, is they are easier to make your own. This was a simple canvas hard cover Bible that I embellished with rhinestones to make my own. Aside from that, it's really again a matter of preference.



Leather Cover.
One of the most highly desired Bibles I've seen among journaling Bibles is the leather covered Bible. This is a higher end Bible as far as pricing goes, but it's made beautifully with a leather cover that wraps and ties. It's certainly stunning and a great keepsake, but I did find it a little harder to work on myself with the flap getting in the way on occasion.



Like I said, choosing the right Bible really is all up to YOU and what you want in your Bible... but by knowing the options out there, you can better decide what fits those needs. Find the cover style and layout you like, and chances are you'll be able to find the perfect Bible in your preferred translation too.

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Now that you've decided to start journaling and know what to look for in a Bible... what else do you need to get started? I'll be sharing more tips in the future, but today I'm super excited to share a fantastic deal with you!

The Holy Mess has put together an amazing Trust in the Lord Bible Journaling Kit that has everything you need to get started journaling! And starting today through June 26--- it's on sale! Just $18!!!



What's included?

  • Bible Reading Plan
  • Fonts and Doodles :Quotes & doodles to trace or copy in your Bible or notebook.
  • Bible Verse Cards: Bible memory work notecards, also great for artwork practice.
  • Traceable Margin Strips :Trace margin strips in your Journaling Bible or use as bookmarks.
  • Calligraphy Practice Sheets: Practice your hand lettering.
  • Daily Journaling Pages :Pages to journal your thoughts, prayers, gratitude lists, and artwork notes.
  • Bible Journaling Instruction Guide: Step-by-step instructions for how to get started Bible Journaling.


This is a digital download, so you can buy and print... no wait to get started!



AND it doesn't end there! She's having a Facebook party! Come join the fun for more Bible journaling tips and tricks AND some great giveaways too. If you've considered Bible journaling and want to get started...this is the place to be! Head on over now and check it out.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Journaling Beyond the Bible {Alternative Uses for Illustrated Faith Devotional Kits + A Look Inside July's I Am} #IF_IAm #IllustratedFaith

***Kit received as part of the Illustrated Faith Launch Team. Post contains affiliate links. All thoughts are 100% my own. 

When I head to the mailbox, often it can be filled with a little bit of dread. You know the one I mean, right? The 'what bills are going to come in today? who all is asking money from me NOW?' kind of dread. But every month, I also get that excited anticipation too for the monthly surprises my mailbox holds... like the Illustrated Faith monthly devotional kit! As a launch team blogger, I don't get to see these beforehand so it's always a fun surprise for me that I so look forward to. In fact, in all the product reviews I share and all the posts I write, this is perhaps the thing that I am always MOST excited to share. For those that Bible journal, it's fun too. About the same time each month, I start getting messages filling my inbox: 'do we know who the artist is yet? any sneak peaks?'

Still, I also get a lot of comments from all you non-Bible journalers who love the kits, but well... don't Bible journal. So today, I wanted to share some ways to use these kits to journal outside the Bible. Whether you don't have the extra funds for a journaling Bible or you just prefer not to, here are some alternative ideas:

Different Types of Journaling

Hymnal Journaling. Hymnal journaling is a very similar idea to Bible journaling, but is instead done in a hymnal. There are no margins, so the artwork is generally incorporated into the sheet music itself with stunning results. You can often find hymnals at great prices at thrift stores or may even be able to get one from a local church (as most churches use projectors now). I love that this still allows time with God, and also reintroduces us to some favorite hymns!

Art Journaling. You don't need a journaling Bible to journal your favorite scriptures. Get a plain ol' journal and do your journaling there as you study the devotional. This is a great option for those who love the idea of journaling scripture, but prefer not to write in their Bibles. It's also a very affordable option (especially if you watch for those Dayspring journal sales!). 

Journal IN the Devo. Forget buying an extra journal. Did you know that each devotional has space to write your own thoughts and yes, even some artwork! These will be great to look back on and see easily exactly what inspired you.



Other Ways to Use the Kits.

Okay, technically they are journaling kits, but who says they cannot be used for other things? Here are a few other options.

Card Making. The stamps in these kits would be ideal for creating stunning inspirational cards to share with your loved ones.

Glam Planning. Stamps, washi--- even the die cuts are ideal for decorating your planner! Even the tip in can serve as a great daily reminder AND extra room for notes and to do lists. 

Happy Mail. Happy mail can be anything that you send to brighten someone's day. The tip ins offer a really great happy mail just by themselves, but you can create many fun happy mail pieces with the washi, stamps, die cuts, etc. By using for happy mail, you're passing along some of that mailbox joy to those you gift too! 


As you can see, there are many great ways to put these devotional kits to use, even if you don't bible journal! And this month's beautiful kit I Am is an amazing one to start with! Take a look:




In the Illustrated Faith 'I Am' devotional kit, Melisa Garcia invites you on a two-week journey to dig deeper into knowing Christ.  Join Melisa as she leads you to make room for Christ, to take steps in becoming fearless, to speak truth about who you are in Him, to be patient, to forgive.  "...I learned early on that if I wanted to know who I am, I first must know the great I Am.  You will know who you are when you recognize whose you are. So that is my call to you." —Melisa Garcia

1 plastic pouch
1 devotional booklet
1 clear stamp collection
1 roll of washi tape
1 sheet of cut-out paper pieces
2 cardstock sticker sheets
3 tip-ins
1 magnet
1 thank you card from Shanna




Can you say gorgeous!? These colors are much more subtle than I expected for mid-summer I must admit, but still absoultely stunning. The florals are amazing, and I love the messages found within the devotional. The stamps from this kit may be my favorite so far. Oftentimes, while I love the stamps in each, I find myself wondering how I will use them beyond journaling through the devotional. These I can see using over and over again. 

This kit is now available to purchase at Dayspring!



And I'm also super excited to share that Dayspring has just launched all new cards from Shanna Noel- creater of Illustrated Faith. Be sure to check those out too!