Disclosure: I received this item in order to facilitate my review.  All opinions are my own and no compensation was received.

Great devotional for girls #ad

As our girls get older, we enjoy watching them make their faith, their own.  One common struggle though is finding devotionals for them.   It seems there are an abundance of them for younger kids and college-age girls.  But very few that are actually for their age range 13-18.  It can be a hard age range to cover.  Some girls in that age group are immature and just want to play and have fun.  Others are sincere about their faith and longing to go deeper in God’s word.  Still others are dealing with complex issues like teenage pregnancy, abusive parents and more.  Writing content for that age group is quite challenging, at least in my opinion.  Finally though, we have a great devotional for girls called Adored.

Help young women tackle the issues they’re facing, while learning how precious they are to God! Each daily entry features a Scripture verse; relevant devotion on topics including bullying, social media, friendships, and dating; journaling space for reflection; and real-world applications to help them find God in their hearts and lives. Ages 13 and up.

In an ever-changing world, we can be certain of one thing: we are beloved by God. Adored: 365 Devotions for Young Women tackles tough topics girls face, from bullying and social media to friendships and dating, all the while showing readers how infinitely precious they are in God’s sight.

Each day features an easy-to-read, relevant devotion paired with a scripture verse and journaling space to help readers reflect on the day’s message. With honest, poignant, and sometimes humorous text, every page will speak to the pressures and changes girls face, giving them real-world applications to find God in their hearts and in their lives. Perfect for everyday use, Adored will resonate with girls searching for truth and guidance. Gift givers will love this highly designed book featuring a beautiful, foiled cover, two-color interior pages, and a ribbon marker.”

Order a copy for your girls today!

 

 

Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen

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Refresh2Go Excursion Water Bottle Giveaway!! #2017Spring (ends 6/7)

Many thanks to Refresh2GO for joining our Spring Product Guide & Sponsoring this fun giveaway!!

Refresh2go® is healthy hydration, purely fresh and tasting great. Whether you’re rocking heels in a boardroom or boots on a mountain, our reusable, multi-functional water bottles are as multi-dimensional as you.

We are excited to share with you their new bottle, the 32oz stainless steel Excursion bottle!!

Stay Hydrated with the Refresh2Go Excursion Water Bottle this Summer!! #2017Spring

  • Double wall vacuum sealed insulation which eliminates condensation and keeps beverages cold up to 24 hours and hot up to 12 hours
  • Made from durable 18/8 Pro-Grade Stainless Steel construction
  • BPA-Free and Phthalate Free
  • Multi-functional bottle with a built in filter option
  • Unique comfort style cap with large carrying loop handle

Refresh2go 32oz bottles are super affordable!!  They retail at only $24.99 (or $19.98 at select Walmart stores) – and available on Amazon

If this sounds like something you’d love, then read the following review and enter below for YOUR chance to win! Good luck!!!

Read Africa’s Blog full review TODAY and be sure to pick up your Refresh2Go Excursion water bottle to stay hydrated all summer long!!

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The Giveaway

Win an Refresh2Go Excursion bottle – winner picks color!

Giveaway open to US, 18+ entrants only
Giveaway ends 6/7/17 at 11:59pm est

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This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements. Entrants must only enter with either one email address, IP address and/or Facebook account, anyone found violating these rules will be disqualified. It is at the sole discretion of the admin of the giveaway if the winner has met the rules or not.

Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen

Disclosure: I received these products from Yum! Spa for free in order to do this review.  All opinions are my own and no financial compensation was received.

Yum! Spa #ad

Our received a sweet new addition a few weeks ago in the form of a 7 year old foster daughter.  She is a very girly girl and loves dresses and skirts and twirly dresses.  The first time we gave her a bath here, I gave her some of my scented lotion to put on and her little face just lit up!  She walked around asking everyone to smell her arm and she was so proud and you could tell she felt so grown up.  Literally the next day I received an email from Yum! Spa wanting to know if I wanted to review their line of girl’s bathing products. Um…yes please!

They sent us 3 items to try out with her:

·       16 oz. 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner  

·       6 oz. Shimmer Mist with floating sparkles

·       8 oz. Shimmer Lotion that adds a dash of glitter and shine to skin

Yum! Spa #ad

These products are part of The Village Company.

“The Village Company (TVC) has a long and rich heritage in personal care products. Originally known as Minnetonka, Inc., TVC markets some of the country’s most endearing and enduring heritage brands including Mr. Bubble, the #1 bubble bath brand in children’s bath; Sesame Street kids bath products; Village Naturals Therapy and Aromatherapy bath products; Soft & Dri deodorant; Depp hair gels; and La Bella hair and skincare products. The company’s brands are widely distributed through leading retailers in the food, drug, mass and beauty channels.”

Honestly, we love all three of these products.  She calls the Shampoo/Conditioner her “ice cream shampoo” and it’s her first choice for all her baths/showers.  She asks me to use her sparkly body mist every morning.  After each bath she takes her time applying her sparkle lotion on every inch of skin. LOL!  She loves watching the sparkles in the sunshine.  All of these products smell great and are perfect for little girly girls! These products are available at Walmart.

One lucky reader is going to win their own set of products from Yum! Spa.  Enter below for your chance to win.

 

Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free

Our kids love listening to music, audio books and radio broadcasts.  The issue has been streaming them into their rooms.  Typically we have had to take in a computer.  No biggie for the girls, but we don’t trust the boys not to use a computer to perfect their ninja moves. LOL! Thankfully, Best Buy just sent us Google Chromecast Audio!

Google Chromecast Audion #ad

The Chromecast Audio, is an easy-to-set up and easy-to-use Google device. It’s drawback is the same since the stone age of computers, 1995 — compatibility.
It took less than five minutes to plug the votive-sized puck into a computer speaker in our boy’s room. Our intent, was to be able to stream music and stories into their room at night for them to listen to as they go to sleep.
This is our second Chrome device — fourth if you count Chromebooks. We’ve had an HP Chromebook since 2014 that works as well now as the day we bought it. It took some time getting used to it’s complete dependence on wifi, but it’s got an enviable battery life and it stands up to kid use. We got a ChromeCast for a second tv. I bought it the day after Christmas after the grandparents bought a flatscreen tv for our kids. We’re pretty much an Apple family but we have been bothered that we can’t get Amazon Prime shows on our Apple TV, so Chromecast seemed like an excellent option. No podcasts on it. There’s other apps that have some stories, but you need to buy the premium app to cast it. Overdrive — the app used by our library system for audio books, doesn’t cast from iPhones without some workarounds listed on several sites that come up under a perfunctory Google search. Tunein Radio, a free app with a premium option, seems to be a great source. We were able to stream Adventures in Odyssey — one of the boys’ favorites, from the radio station here.

Google Chromecast Audion #ad

Now that we have some compatible apps, we are loving this!

Google Chromecast Audion #ad

It sits nicely on the boys little bookshelf in their room and it’s so sweet to see them sitting there and listening to stories with their Chromecast Audio.  Another bonus to this system is that you can stream to multiple rooms!

Google Chromecast Audion #ad

It uses wi-fi and has a crystal clear sound with no delays and skips.  There are hundreds of compatible apps available, so take your time and find out which work best for you and your family!  You can learn more about this over at Best Buy.

Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire Media for Paramount Pictures. I received information to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. All opinions are always my own.

fences #FencesMovie #ad #RWM

Denzel Washington directed and stars in this adaptation of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, which centers on a black garbage collector named Troy Maxson in 1950s Pittsburgh. Bitter that baseball’s color barrier was only broken after his own heyday in the Negro Leagues, Maxson is prone to taking out his frustrations on his loved ones. Both Washington and co-star Viola Davis won Tonys for their performances in the 2010 revival of the play. Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, and Mykelti Williamson round out the supporting cast.

On March 14th, this powerful movie will be available nationwide on Blu-Ray, DVD, Combo packs and as a Digital HD viewing.  You will be able to find it at retailers such as Amazon, iTunes, Best Buy, Walmart and more.

Visit FencesMovie.com to learn more about the cast, see more trailers and see what awards it has been nominated for.

I am excited to offer the following giveaway of Fences.  One reader will win a combo pack:

FENCES Blu-ray Combo Pack
The FENCES Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, and Spanish subtitles.  The combo pack includes access to a Digital HD copy of the film as well as the following:
Blu-ray
  • Feature film in high definition
  • Bonus Content:
    • Expanding the Audience: From Stage to Screen
    • The Company of Fences
    • Building Fences: Denzel Washington
    • Playing the Part: Rose Maxson
    • August Wilson’s Hill District

Please note that shipping could take 4-6 weeks.  Enter below for your chance to win.

Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen