Seeds Family Worship

If you’ve been around here for a while you’ve heard me talk about Seeds Family Worship. They just released their 7th CD & I get to give away 5 copies!!! Hard copies won’t be available until March but a digital version will be available sooner.

But that’s not all, the Seeds Family Worship folks have also been generous enough to provide one COMPLETE SET of their CDs for one of you!! 

Wait. There’s more! Passport 2 Purity is a new curriculum coming in May from Family Life. It promises to be another great resource for parents. You’ll have to wait a bit to claim this prize, but one of you can give the curriculum a try come May!

 

 

Want to get in on the fun?
1) Leave a comment below before 11:59pm on Sunday February 19th with your must have resource for parents when it comes to the Spiritual life of your kids
2) Invite others to join the fun via twitter or Facebook

* All winners will be chosen at random for all prizes & participation verified *

We Could All Use a Little Nourish-ment

***UPDATE: Congrats to Gabrielle Erway!! You will be enjoying some sweet orange soon!***

I love getting the chance to share great products I find that I love. I love it even more when I get to give you the chance to try them!!

So, for this 2nd installment of Fun Fridays, I am so excited to introduce you to my friend Raechel. She is unbelievably creative, as you will see from spending about 2 minutes on her blog. I wish we could say we met under good circumstances, but we didn’t. She lost her sweet Evie Grace within a few days of Audrey and they are buried next to each other. Until recently, we had only connected a few times but I have loved seeing her more often these days {even if it is in the context of “trying to get me to run. Ugh}.

A few weeks ago I was over at her place and bought a few of her Nourish products…and I LOVE THEM! So I figured this would be a perfect opportunity to include you all in a chance to get some for yourselves!

A little bit of the Nourish Organics story…

Nourish Organics started three years ago in Franklin, Tennessee with a Mama whose brand new baby had terrible food allergies and eczema. With a background as an aesthetician, she searched and searched for safe, effective and soothing products for his sensitive skin. Because of her struggle to find products she trusted – it turns out no one is as picky when it comes to choosing ingredients as a Mama is for her own child – she decided to make her own products. It was only a matter of time before her friends began asking for the balms and washes and oils for their own children, and naturally, Nourish Baby Organics was born – because every baby deserves to be Nourished!

Since then, in the fall of 2011, Nourish began to outgrow it’s roots and was adopted by friends and fellow Franklin residents, Raechel Myers and Olivia Pennington. They kept all the formulas the same but changed the name to simply, “Nourish Organics” – because, they believed, everyone’s skin deserves to be babied!

New products and formulas have been added to the Nourish family since them – many of them still in collaboration with it’s “birth mama” – including organic lip balms, and an organic sugar scrub.

Now for the fun part. The sweet folks at Nourish Organics have kindly provided one of their Organic Sweet Orange gift sets for one of you to try.

I’ve been loving the lip balm & sugar scrub!! If you want to try them for yourself, leave a comment about your favorite body product {any brand! any type! body wash? lotion? whatever!} below between now & midnight on Sunday February 12th & we’ll pick one winner at random. 

They have also offered to give you 15% off any purchase for the next five days!! So, head on over to their site & try out some of their other products. Use the code nourish15 at checkout to get your discount! 

Thank you, Raechel!!!! And I’ll see you for our next {gulp} run.

A

31 Days!!!

I am so excited to be able to share something with you all today…it comes from my dear friend Sarah Mae, who many of you know as one of the founders of the Relevant conference. I was blessed to be a part of it last year and got to connect with her, and let me say, she is a TREASURE. She is a fabulous writer, organizer, woman of the Lord…the list goes on.

Her most recent project is this:

First of all, doesn’t that cover just make you want to buy it???? I’m a sucker for a great cover :) Luckily for us, the goodness goes way past the image and walks the readers through a way to move toward a clean home in 31 days. Each day is totally manageable and there are fabulous suggestions all throughout. I am going to be giving away five copies of this book, which can be given as a nook, kindle, or PDF (you can choose! just click on any of those links and they will take you to the correct place to purchase).

Sarah has also added a “more do-able” Martha section to the book which can be found here.

It has consistently been on the Christian Living top 10 on Amazon, and is NUMBER ONE on the home cleaning chart!!! So, go ahead and purchase one (five bucks! that’s a steal!!!) and if you are one of the five who wins, your money will be refunded.

To learn more about the fantasical Sarah Me, click over to her website for this book and spend some time in her (neat) place :)

Your comments on this post will be entered in a contest to win one of the five I am giving away, so GO FOR IT!!!!!

You Might Have Heard…

That I’m a little bit of a crazy stalker fan supporter of Beth Moore’s.

I plead the fifth.

I will say that I got to go to one of her tapings for her upcoming Bible Studies about the book of James and I got a little bit overexcited when she saw me in the audience and came and sat on my lap while she told everyone there who I was.

I blacked out for a little while, so I don’t remember the details, but I do know that she read from my book in the taping the night before, so if you buy that study you will get to hear it. I have no words for that. Let’s just say I’m going to go to jail for harassment honored.

I am so excited to be a part of the Lifeway Women team, and I can’t wait to tell you about the simulcast event that they will be doing with, well, you might have guessed by now.

A moment of silence, please.

OK. Moving on.

If you have your church book this event before July 1, you will save $250, so get crackin’! It is an incredible opportunity and I have been so blessed to have heard some of the testimonies that have come from being a part of her simulcasts. I have had a chance through my own writing to really get to know the women behind Lifeway Women and I can’t begin to tell you how honored I am to be partnered with them.

Years ago, I sat in my first Bible Study. Overwhelmed and convinced it was not the place for me, Beth’s words spoke freedom into my hopelessness. As many of you know, this study was a huge part of my becoming a Christian, and I can’t even begin to express my gratitude for the woman who first showed me the tenderness God has with women who are broken and desperate for the Lord.

I don’t talk about things like this on my blog because it’s a revenue opportunity (it’s not :) ) but because I genuinely believe it has the potential to radically change your relationship with Christ, and if I’m not focusing on those opportunities, I am totally missing the boat with this blog.

To see Lifeway Women’s Facebook page, click here, and to learn more about us and about this incredible event, please click here.

You won’t regret it.

Almost a dozen years after I first heard the Gospel from a stranger, I’m still chasing the God Who forgave both of us and allowed us to share His love with so many others.

I would love for you to spend this September day with Beth…so get your church to sign up. You’ll be so glad you did!!!!

And for those of you who have done a Beth Moore study or read one of her books, go ahead and leave a comment about something you were blessed by…maybe a particular lesson/study or anything she said that has stayed with you. And because I know you all need some motivation, all of the comments will be entered in a contest to win one of my copies of “So Long Insecurity.” This book is AMAZING…

If you haven’t read anything by her or don’t even know who she is, go ahead and just say hello and I’ll put your name in the hat to win :) Contest will end at noon on Wednesday….have a great start to your week!!!!

Love,

Ang

Welcome!

Well, we are still setting up shop over here at WordPress but I think you all are really going to like it. It should be a lot easier to find posts by topic and all that good stuff, so feel free to hunt around and make yourself at home. I am going to be adding lots of pictures of Audrey and recent ones of the rest of the family but I am waiting to get some back from a recent photo shoot, so get ready for some cuteness. As of now, the search bars haven’t been fully connected to what they are supposed to be, but shortly it will all be seamless and good. I am loving it so far…many thanks to Kelsey for her help designing the header as well (you have to check out her new blog…brilliant and you are going to love life through her eyes…lots of great kid stories and all sorts of creative goodness :) )

While we work out the kinks, let me know if you spot anything that needs adjustment or if you have any suggestions :) I think it’s going to be fantastic!!!

I absolutely must introduce you to Franchesca Cox of Small Bird Studios, who has been working with me to get this new blog designed and running. She has worked so far above and beyond that call of duty that words fail me. We were told by many, many people that I would lose all of the comments from my old blog in the process of transferring over here, and all of my friends had exactly that happen. Because of Fran’s perseverance and many extra hours of research and work, I am so over the moon excited that she found a way to bring them all over.

I am always happy to recommend people I have loved working with, but I don’t ever think I have seen devotion, kindness, and a genuine gift in someone the way I have with her. Many of my readers had recommended her but I didn’t realize when I hired her that she had lost a baby as well. It has been an emotional transfer over to this blog and she was so tender with me and so ridiculously responsive with email…I’m telling you, she is the BEST. She doesn’t know I’m writing any of this but honestly, I am so grateful for her and I had to share this amazing experience with you all.

And here’s the best part! She has agreed to let me do a little giveaway, so if you click here to re-route to my giveaway page, you can enter to win a FREE BLOG REDESIGN!!!!!!

Her prices are extremely reasonable, so even if you don’t win, keep her name in your back pocket. She does Blogger and WordPress, which is fantastic :)

WELCOME!!!!!! Make yourself at home, friends!!!!

With love,

Angie

Miss Maggie

Several months ago I had the pleasure of having “Miss Maggie” stay with me for the night. We stayed up late after a delicious Mexican dinner and chatted in our pajamas by the fire. I wish she lived closer because I can see us doing this a lot. One of my favorite parts of blogging has been having the opportunity to connect with so many great people. My kids basically threw a tantrum when they realized Miss Maggie had left, and since then they have asked about a dozen times when she is going to be coming back. It didn’t hurt that she had made them each little individualized gifts :)

You all might know Miss Maggie by another name….Gussy! She has a fabulous online business making bags and all kinds of fun gear like this:

When she was here I was lamenting the fact that she didn’t have diaper bags and other fun baby gear in her store, and she told me she had actually been thinking of starting to carry them. Well….good news :)

Here is the latest from Miss Maggie…the diaper & wipe wristlet! Isn’t it adorable???

I love her stuff. Such great choices in pattern and color and they are just distinct. I always get comments when I’m out with something she made. And of course I am always more than happy to send customers to my pajama friend, knowing they are just going to be delighted with their new gear.

I want to give you all a chance to enter to win some of her precious stuff, so click here to hop on over to my giveaway blog and enter to win a $75 gift certificate to Gussy Sews!!!