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Goodbye 2015! Hello 2016!!

2015 is coming to a close, and can I just say...what a relief!? I have to admit, 2015 has not been the kindest year to my family.

Much of the year was spent adjusting to life as a civilian family...and we found that that was a life that just wasn't for us. In August, we became a military family…

Simple Ways to Say 'Thank You, Teacher!': A Gift Book Review

**Book received for review. All thoughts are my own.

Teachers do so much for our little ones don't they?

They spend their days working with our children to help teach them everything they need to know to succeed. And it doesn't stop when the bell rings. They spend their evenings grading pape…

Wake Up! with Van's Foods Waffles: A Giveaway #winvansfoods

Let's talk waffles!

How do you like to eat yours? Are you a 'just the basics' type of waffle eater- sticking to simple toppings like butter and syrup or maybe a little bit of fruit? Or are you a 'go all out' waffle eater- creating elaborate meals starting with a simple waffle?


Superhero Girls in the Bible {Bible Belles' The Adventures of Rooney Cruz Review & Giveaway}

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Being a mom to a little girl in today's world...well, I have to admit, it's a little bit scary! With pop culture sending our girls so many negative signals, I worry about the lessons she is learning from it all. Of course, I try to set a p…

Grow Closer To God in the New Year with The Bible Is My Best Friend 365 Days {A Review & Giveaway} #FCBlogger

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With the new year approaching quickly, now is the time that we start to think about goals that we have for the next year. Goals of bettering ourselves, both physically and mentally. For many of us, even bettering ourselves spiritually, with go…

Merry Christmas 2015

From my family to yours, A Very Merry Christmas!

Enjoy Some Good Clean Laughs with Chonda Pierce {A DVD Review & Giveaway} #FCBlogger

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This time of year is one filled with a lot of joy... but it has its fair share of stress too, doesn't it? The preparation for the holidays, amplified family and financial stresses, even the letdown after the holidays have passed and life goes …

Songs of the Season: A Few of My Favorite Christmas Songs

Christmas is almost here! I could not be more excited!

One of my favorite parts of Christmas has to be the music! Honestly, I would listen to it all year if I could. I love hearing those old Christmas favorites, and discovering new ones too. Some of my favorite songs are those that share the true me…

Make Worship Fun for Kids with Bethel Music Kids Come Alive (A Review)

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Do you kids enjoy those CDs where it's all kids singing versions of the top hits on the radio?

I have to say, every time my oldest sees these he gets very excited! There is just something about a CD by kids for kids that appeals to, well, k…

Whatever Is Lovely: The Ultimate Coloring Worship Experience (A Review)

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Have you gotten the coloring bug yet?

If you've already started coloring and are on the search for another great addition to your collection, you've come to the right review. If you've not yet started your addiction, I've got the …

The Original Christmas Classics Anniversary Collector’s Edition Gift Set: A Review & Activities

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Christmas is almost here! And I don't know about your home, but in mine, the excitement is all around! We absolutely, positively love the holidays! We love the lights we love the music... we love it all. But perhaps my most favorite thing…

The Importance of Reading For Girls { + a Faithgirlz Review}

**Thanks to Family Christian for sponsoring today's post. All thoughts are my own.

From as early as I can remember, I have been a bit of a bookworm. While the other kids were running around riding bikes or playing tag, I could often be found sitting on the porch swing with my nose in a book. Whi…

Family Fashions On a Budget {Tips & Sites to Help Your Family Look Great...Without Breaking the Bank}

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Yesterday, I shared some tips on how you can save money on your everyday household products, but that's not the only area in our lives that many of us tend to spend a lot.

For many, the biggest money drainer can be fashion. Let's face it, we have to wear clot…

3 Simple Tips To Help You Save Money #PINCHme

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Anyone who knows me well knows that I hate spending money. I try not to splurge very often, and even on those daily must haves, I try to save whenever possible! Over the years, I've gotten pretty good at saving money and am constant…

Have a Beary Merry Holiday with the Disney Princess: A Magical Pop-Up World {A Review & Giveaway}

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From December 15-January 1, participating bloggers are giving you the chance to win some great prizes! All giveaways are family friendly and valued at $25 or more! After you enter my giveaway, please visit the linky at the bottom of this post, and hop along for more chances to win! Happy entering!


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The way I see it, there are two types of people in the world. There are those who love Disney... and there are those...

No, wait...I take that back. There is only ONE type of person in the world, because how can you NOT love Disney!? I know I certainly do. Especially Disney princesses! Most girls do seem to go through the princess phase, but for some- like myself- that love never goes away. In fact, that love often grows even stronger.

I have been a fan for as long as I can remember and told my not-yet-husband at the time all about when we first began talking via Myspace over 9 years ago, from across the globe. You can imagine my surprise and delight when upon our first meeting in person he greeted me looking rather princely in his dress blues, carrying a single rose and my very own pair of glass slippers. (Which I naturally wore to the Marine Corps Ball just a few weeks later.)

As I said, I absolutely, positively LOVE Disney and Disney princesses!!

Does that sound like you or someone you know- of ANY age? If so, this post is for you! Today, I'm sharing the fabulous new book- Disney Princess: A Magical Pop-Up World:

Starring the timeless characters that have made the Disney Princess films a treasured part of pop culture and animation history, this visually stunning volume is packed with intricately designed pop-ups, transformative scenes, and many other surprises. With state-of-the-art paper engineering and beautifully rendered illustrations, Disney Princess: A Magical Pop-Up World brings these castles and characters brilliantly to life, capturing the magical worlds that have enthralled audiences for decades.

This collectible piece of Disney Princess magic spans eleven films and princesses, including fan-favorites such as Belle, Snow White, Ariel, and Rapunzel. Through twenty-seven pop-ups and transformative scenes, the key moments from these beloved films leap from the page, and the accompanying text makes this book a wonderful interactive reading experience that families will treasure.

Join Cinderella as she transforms for the ball, Jasmine as she embarks on a magic carpet ride, Aurora as she pricks her finger on Maleficent’s spinning wheel and is saved by her prince, and Merida as she bravely fights to decide her own destiny.

The ultimate pop-up for collectors, Disney fans, and kids of all ages, Disney Princess: A Magical Pop-Up World is an indispensable celebration of these enduring characters, stories, and fairy tales.

Let me just say simply, this book is amazing! I remember loving pop up books as a child, but this one takes those fun surprises to the next level. They are elaborate and beautiful...and of course, magical! It is absolutely everything that I love about Disney! With each turn of the page, I loved discovering something new and exciting. In addition to the main pop ups on each page, there were also little sections that allowed us to read more about all of our favorite characters and little mini pop up scenes to unfold as well. The larger scenes were of course the most elaborate and several included options to see it change right before your eyes. The scene with Aurora with a simple pull changes to Maleficent in all her evil dragon glory. Ariel under the sea quickly becomes Ariel and Eric during their 'Kiss the Girl' boat ride. There is so much to see on every page, I could just look at it all day long.

The downside to pop up books? You have to be careful with them. I cannot tell you how many pop up books (made for children), my little ones have managed to rip and destroy. While this beautiful book might draw the attention of a princess loving toddler, it's best to keep it out of their reach until they're a bit older! I cannot let my 2 year old near it, but my 8 year old did pretty well. But even as a grown up, this is something that I can truly appreciate. It is not so much of a children's storybook to me as it truly is a work of art for the Disney fan who is young at heart!

Looking for the perfect gift for the Disney fan of any age on your list? This is one you must check out.

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Pay It Forward with Post Surgery Gift Ideas from Family Christian #FCBlogger

**A huge thanks to Family Christian for sponsoring today's post and giving me the chance to pay it forward!

"If you were given $50 to spend at Family Christian, how would you use it to pay it forward?"

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