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August 03, 2017

Nicole Nordeman's The Unmaking!

About the new album The Unmaking:
"Before things in our lives can be resurrected and given new life, certain things must die.  Before beauty blooms in spring, roots must do the hard work under the hard frozen soil of winter.  Before you renovate and re-build, you tear down the parts of the structure that are weak or damaged or dangerous.  Before we make, we must unmake."  Nichole Nordeman 

About Nichole Nordeman:
Nichole Nordeman is a recording artist and songwriter for Sparrow/EMI CMG, with numerous number-one and top ten singles to her credit and cumulative CD sales of over one million.  A two-time Gospel Music Association winner for Female Vocalist of the Year, she has won a total of nine Dove Awards, including the best-selling album, Music Inspired by The Story.  Her best-known songs include "Holy", "Legacy", "Brave", "This Mystery", "Why", and "What If".  She lives with her family in Tulsa, OK.  


Let me just say I LOVED this album. I listened to her remake of U2's "Beautiful Day" song over and over and over. I couldn't get enough of it. Her album was very serene and relaxing. I shared snippits of the song on my snapchat and instagram stories and people were loving it too, so hopefully other people went out and bought this amazing album!!!

Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

July 19, 2017

What I found at TJMaxx!

So, for those of you who know me, you know I'm a beauty junkie. I love all things beauty and makeup related. If you didn't know that; you do now :-P. Because makeup can be so expensive I'm always on the hunt for deals or sales, and recently learned that TJMaxx gets a steady stream of highend, drugstore, and knock off cosmetics hitting their shelves. You never know what you'll find, but you may just luck out. See what deals I found at this TJMaxx:

July 11, 2017

Is it really a wrinkle eraser???

Erase wrinkles and fine lines? yes please!

This is what I've heard about this makeup line from Revlon. I've heard that their primers fill in lines so they are invisible, and the makeup sits perfectly on top to make skin look youthful and smooth. See the results for yourself here:

July 05, 2017

Exciting News!!!

So, I have exciting news to share with everyone. As of last month, we adopted our youngest son. Woo hoo!!! It was about a year and a half in the making, but it's official. Because I had adoption on the brain, I thought I would share our oldest son's adoption story. So if you're interested in hearing about why we adopted, and how Braeden's adoption came to be, just watch this:

June 14, 2017

Beauty Freebies

I recently received the Joyal Beauty Age Defy Serum through Tomoson sampling page. Here's some information about this product:

It is professionally formulated to visibly fade brown spots, freckles, sun spots, acne scars, Uneven skin tone. It is based on multiple effective ingredients that provide synergetic effects, exfoliate and penetrate skin more effectively.- Fade/Remove Age Spots/Brown Spots, Freckles, sun spots, Acne Scars,uneven skin tone.Prevent future skin dark spots production. - Reduce skin damage from sun exposure - Botanical extracts provide a rich source of antioxidants and vitamins.

I've only just received this, so I can't speak to it's claims and if it does all it says it does, but I plan to try it out this month. 

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I also received the Earthen Skincare Peel, through the Tomoson site. About this #instapeel...

Created as a natural alternative to glycolic acid peels and dermabrasion, InstantPeel’s combination of proteins and enzymes naturally and gently peels away dead skin cells impurities. But unlike most chemical skin peels and facial scrubs, InstantPeelTM is sensitization-tested and proven safe for even the most delicate skin.

The proof is right at your fingertips: InstantPeel is so easy to use. The skin peel action starts within seconds of application.
  • InstantPeel works best when used in the shower. Let your face steam for five minutes so that skin is moist and supple.
  • Open the InstantPeel packet and squeeze a small amount at a time onto your fingertips. As you massage InstantPeel onto your face and neck, individual peels of dead skin will emerge. There’s no need to rub, as with facial scrubs, and there’s no irritation or burning so often associated with glycolic acid peels, chemical skin peels or dermabrasion.
  • Continue to massage in InstantPeel until the dead skin peeling ceases. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. In just 7 minutes, you’ve revealed your skin’s natural vibrancy and youthful glow.
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I've also found a handful of beauty samples through sampling pages. I recently got a sample of the YSL black opium fragrence, along with some shampoo samples, and more. You just have to look around  to find them! Why pay money to try new products you aren't yet sure about....look for samples!

May 24, 2017

Glasses as accessories?

People talk about all sorts of accessories when it comes to enhancing a look, but you rarely hear about people adding eyeglasses to their look, but why not? So I recently had a chance to collab with eyeglasses online and try out a pair of their glasses. I am not a prescription eyeglass wearer, so I opted for something that would be strictly an accessory and it worked out really well!

My husband has been on the hunt for a pair of fashion glasses for a few months now, but everything he was finding was tinted or prescription. It's very hard to find clear glasses outside of Halloween time, but thankfully this site had many options to choose from, including clear glasses, prescription, and prescription sunglasses. 

So if you're like me and want to add some glasses to your accessory repertoire, then check them out at and I even have a special coupon code for you to get 50% off . Use code GSHOT50 to get 50% off on eyeglasses and sunglasses with free lenses(sale frames excluded).

Happy Shopping!!!

May 23, 2017

Bluetooth Headphone Review

If you're looking for a bluetooth headset, check these out:

I got them at a discount via the Tomoson review site, but I've been wearing them at the gym and when I'm doing housework while listening to videos, but don't want to be tethered to my phone.  They are on the bulky side, as you can see in the photo. It's like a square box sticking out of your ear, but I like that I can pause the music and adjust the volume from the earpiece. I've used it for the past 2 weeks and haven't had to charge it yet, so thats another plus!

GIVEAWAY: Mandisa - Out of the Dark

Mandisa wrote her song “Overcomer” in 2013 to encourage her close friend Kisha, who was battling breast cancer. Mandisa really believed and prayed that God was going to heal her, but when Kisha went to be with Jesus in 2014, Mandisa’s foundation was shaken in a way she never expected. She fell into a deep pit of depression for close to 3 years, shutting out her friends, family and the rest of the world. Mandisa believes if she had kept going down that road she was on, she would not be here today… but God stepped in and lifted her out of that pit by using her close friends to communicate their love for her and God’s love for her. This album is Mandisa’s way of letting her fans into her story – it’s called 'Out Of The Dark' because that is exactly where God lifted her out of!

There is one song on this album that starts with voicmails friends and family left for Mandisa during her dark time to encourage her. I don't know if they were the actual voicemails or recreations, but her friends never left her, and neither did God.  

WIN IT: One readers will win this album

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May 03, 2017

GIVEAWAY: Spartan Race

Marriott Rewards is now the official Hotel Partner for Spartan Race and has an exclusive offer to people who join their loyalty program - 20% off races, free VIP bag check and $5 off Spartan gear at the races. Once  enrolled, points are earned when you stay at any 4,500 participating hotels around the world. Sign Up Today:

WIN IT: One reader will win a Spartan Race Code


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April 28, 2017

GIVEAWAY: Is Genesis History?

IS GENESIS HISTORY? features over a dozen scientists and scholars explaining how the world intersects with Genesis. From rock layers to fossils to lions to stars, this fascinating film will change the way you see the world. The film shines new light on our origins, providing a positive case for creation in six normal days, a real Adam and Eve, a global flood, and a tower of Babel. Dr. Del Tackett, creator of “The Truth Project,” serves as your guide—hiking through canyons, climbing up mountains, and diving below the sea—in an exploration of two competing views … one compelling truth.
This documentary speaks about creation & science, origins and the age of the earth based on the Biblical book of Genesis.
As a believer I awe at God's creation and it's beauty. This film was fascinating. I loved hearing how the Earth is evidence of God's plan, and backs up what's written in Genesis. They explain how if you want to learn about why the Earth is how it is today, you have to look at the past and it's history. Everything has an explanation.

This film reminds me of the book "A case for Christ" where the author explained why Jesus was real, and evidence showing that. It gave a secular explanation for a Christian belief.

It's definitely not a "kid" movie as it's full of facts and explanations. My four year old would LOVE the part with the sea animals and explaining how they were ALL created differently and not just a result of evolution. We just took a trip to the aquarium, so I may show him this part just to see the animals. :)

View the movie trailer here:

Visit the official film site for more information and for access to the items below:
  • Educational resources
  • Videos and photos
  • Downloads
  • Film guide (available after you join the team)
  • YouVersion companion study available online or via YouVersion (The Bible) app

WIN IT: One reader will win this movie on DVD

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April 19, 2017

Free Goodie Boxes!!!

If you're like me, you enjoy getting free things. I personally love signing up for free samples - tea bags, vitamins, lotions, shampoos, etc. I've also signed up for free sample boxes in the past, but always had to pay for shipping, but I recently learned about a sample program that is COMPLETELY FREE!!! It's called Daily Goodie Box. These boxes are 100% Free to members. No Shipping costs either!

I received my first box this month and it had something for everyone. A sample of cotton candy which the boys loved, powder peanut butter which hubby loved in his protein shakes, macadamia body lotion which is now my personal favorite lotion. It had a great mix of products and something that we all could get use out of, which was nice.

To see what the box looks like and what was inside, watch my video below:

To sign up, visit:

April 05, 2017

Crayola Color Wonder On The Go Sets

Ideal for mess-free coloring wherver you are, Crayola Color Wonder On The Go sets allow kids to fully express themselves without making a mess. With its compact size and ability to snap shut, this kit lets kids get creative no matter where they are! Crayola Color Wonder On The Go titles draw inspiration from popular franchises and characters including Disney Princess, Shimmer and Shine, PJ Masks and Paw Patrol.

  • 15 Mini Coloring Pages 
  • Three Color Wonder Broad Line Markers 

My 4 year old loves to color, draw and decorate things and he especially loves PJ Mask and Paw Patrol, so he was thrilled when he got a package from Crayola. (Yes it said mommy's name on the package, but it was really for him ;-P) The markers were easy to cap and uncap, and were completely MESS FREE which made mommy very happy. They only produced color on these special pieces of paper. My son especially loved the hidden objects on the coloring sheets. He thought he would be coloring an entire section green only to realize there were white bones or white stars embedded in the paper that show up only when colored over. It was like magic for a four year old!


  • Mess Free Coloring: Color Wonder Markers appear only on Color Wonder paper, ensuring that clothes, furniture and walls stay clean 
    • Compact Size: Perfect for small hands and packing light while on-the-go; the unit also snaps shut, storing the contents of the kit and allowing for quick clean-up, a must while traveling 
    • Fuels Imaginative Play: Full of beloved Disney Princesses and characters from Shimmer and Shine, PJ Masks and Paw Patrol, these Color Wonder kits allow kids recreate the worlds of their favorite characters in their own colorful way and explore the power of their own imaginations 
    • Compatible with Color Wonder Products: Compatible with all Color Wonder markers, paints and stamps, so kids can swap in their favorite colors from different sets to complete their next masterpiece


    • Suggested Retail Price: $4.99 
    • Available at retailers nationwide

    These would be PERFECT for road trips, or great additions to Easter baskets or just because gifts!

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