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Faithbox Review

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I’m a sucker for a good subscription box.  It might be because getting the mail is a huge deal in our house.  Even if its just junk mail, we all fight over who gets to get the mail!  I’ve tried a few monthly subscription boxes and I have a few favorites!  Stitch Fix is a monthly go-to for me and a brand new monthly go-to is Faithbox.  There is nothing better than getting a little surprise in the mail.  Faithbox takes it a step further because their monthly subscription box is a wonderful surprise filled with inspiration and ways to more deeply grow your relationship with God.

Before I give you my Faithbox review, I’m going to share with you a little bit about what Faithbox is.

What is Faithbox?

Faithbox is a Christian community centered on keeping people centered in Christ through their monthly christian subscription service.  You receive their daily devotional book, plus other content such as journals, tea, books, notecards, and other hand-picked Christian goodies.  In addition to growing your own faith or gifting a Faithbox to a friend, each box purchased provides three meals to hungry kids via Rice Bowl partnership.

Here’s What’s in My December box

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My box included the devotional, book, notecards, in addition to the pickup sticks game and faith builder magnets.Faithbox Review Faithbox Subscription for Christians Faithbox products boxes by Pittsburgh blogger Lyndsey of www.mommafitlyndsey.com Faithbox Review Faithbox Subscription for Christians Faithbox products boxes by Pittsburgh blogger Lyndsey of www.mommafitlyndsey.com Faithbox Review Faithbox Subscription for Christians Faithbox products boxes by Pittsburgh blogger Lyndsey of www.mommafitlyndsey.com Faithbox Review Faithbox Subscription for Christians Faithbox products boxes by Pittsburgh blogger Lyndsey of www.mommafitlyndsey.com

My Faithbox Review

I was really excited and surprised by all of the fun stuff that came in this month’s box.  Most noteworthy were the inspirational notecards and the book,Come and Eat.  Food is such a passion for me so seeing that book in my first box definitely made me smile!  I am really excited to continue to see what comes in other months.

How do I sign up for Faithbox?

There are a few options for getting signed up with Faithbox.  I am an affiliate for Faithbox and I greatly appreciate your using my affiliate link to sign up for your first box!  Signing up through this link is no extra cost to you!  I only recommend products that I use myself and Faithbox will surely be a monthly delivery in my house!

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How to Live with Intention || Intentional Living Community

How to Live with Intention

How to live with intention?  This is a question I find myself asking a lot lately.  With 2017 quickly coming to a close I realized that this year my calendar went out of control.  Too many yes’s, too many appointments, too many things I committed to.  It can happen easily.  I see an empty calendar and jump at filling it up.  I will happily commit to something, without really considering what this could mean once the day gets here.  Saying yes to something means saying no to something else.  And sometimes that can mean saying no to your sanity.  It can mean you are putting forth others all the time and forgetting about yourself.

How to Live with Intention through Margin

Intention and margin are two words that can easily escape the minds and calendars of busy families. With kids activities, work, and other obligations, life can quickly and easily become a cluttered mess of tasks to check off of a list and things to just get done. When we rush through life and our main goal is to “make it through the day,” we are missing the big picture, and a huge part of what God’s intent is for our lives. God wants us to be blessed and to be a blessing. But we cannot do these things without margin in our calendar, intention in what we commit to, and the grace to know that it’s OK to not to do it all, and that it likely all won’t get done.

I truly believe that God does not expect us to go to bed at night with a checked off to-do list. He doesn’t expect us to wear all hats, and He doesn’t expect us to do it all. His overwhelming grace extends even to the fact that we left dirty in the sink, had to re-wash our clothes we left wet in the washer three times, or forgot to bring in a baked good for the bake sale. Our challenge as Christians is not just extend that grace to others, but to also extend it to ourselves.

Building that margin into our calendar and having the intention of what we are saying yes to can help us to be more intentional to what we are committing to. When we are being intentional with our commitments, we can actually be present in what we are doing, instead of rushing through it to get to the next item on the task list.

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Saying Yes to Something Means Saying No to Something Else

As Lysa Terkheurst said in her book, the Best Yes, “Whenever you say yes to something, there is less of you for something else. Make sure your yes is worth the less.” One of my goals for 2018 is to prayerfully consider each opportunity to really discern and be the best “yes” I can be. This probably means saying no to a lot of things I previously would have said yes to.  It also probably means reviewing my calendar and seeing what I can get rid of.

Join my Intentional 2018 Facebook group!

Nothing works more than accountability!  I am making intentional living a priority in 2018 and want to help you do so as well!  If you are on Facebook and interested in a group where we can:

-share best practices for living intentionally
-work towards living healthier lives
-hold each other accountable to be mindful and intentional in our lives

then please feel free to join via this link!

Join the Intentional 2018 Facebook Group!

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Devotional For Women || 5 Devotionals for Moms

Devotional for Women || My Top 5 Devotionals for Moms

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One of the best things that I ever did for myself was to create a morning routine that started with time with the Lord.  When I take just a few minutes to read His word and pray, my day starts COMPLETELY different.  I used to wake up to my Facebook, Instagram or email and then the world dictated my day.  Now, I use the following routine to start my day with intention.

How to Create a Morning Devotional Routine

The one thing that ensures (almost 100% of the time) that I will have my morning devotional time is if I wake up before my girls.  I wasn’t a huge fan of this at first, but once I gave it a shot and realized that the time I had to myself and with the Lord before my day started completely changed my outlook for the day.

The first thing to do is to set your alarm for 30 minutes earlier than your kids usually wake up.  If you have babies, this may be a nap time ritual for now.  This will give you time to make your coffee or tea and get into a place where you are comfortable and ready to read.  I’ve listed a number of devotionals below, some of which I’ve read, others that have been recommended to me.

Any of these choices will provide a really great start to creating this morning routine.  If you are having trouble staying consistent, tell a friend about what you intend to do.  There is no greater accountability then telling someone else.  Plus, you may inspire them to start as well!

Online App Devotionals

If you are into apps, these two apps are perfect.  First 5 is designed to take no more than 5 minutes.  It has a directed bible study and commentary, and gives you a really great community aspect to get involved with as well.
First 5 Appdevotional for women by Pennsylvania blogger Lyndsey of www.mommafitlyndsey.com // devotionals for moms // devotionals // online devotionalsSimilar to First 5, She Reads Truth is an online app that has bible studies that are quick and can be accessed easily on your phone.


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Hard Copy Book Devotionals

I love Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling devotional.  Its very quick and has passages in each day for you to reference.  It keeps you in the Word each day that I have found to be incredibly helpful in staying in God’s word.

Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence

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A Few Recommendations!

These two devotionals are on my wish list!

Praying God’s Word Day by Daydevotional for women by Pennsylvania blogger Lyndsey of www.mommafitlyndsey.com // devotionals for moms // devotionals

Pressing Pause: 100 Quiet Moments for Moms to Meet with Jesus

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I have been doing this bible study since September and it has been an amazing overview of the Bible.  If you have ever been confused about what you read in the Bible and how it all ties together, this is the book for you.  It’s a lot to cover but has been just amazing in tying everything in together!

Seamless: Understanding the Bible as One Complete Story (Member Book)

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Do you have a morning routine you follow?  What devotionals do you love?

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Weekend Recap – the last of the Fall Frenzy

Mom Blog Weekend Recap – The Last of the Fall Frenzy

Date Night!

Friday night was a long-awaited date night!  One of my goals for the year was to have more date nights and we aim for monthly.  Healthy eating is not considered on date night (sorry all!)  We actually decided to hit up a hibachi restaurant and it was BEYOND yummy!  Its so nice to enjoy one on one time.  I would highly recommend monthly date nights with the hubs!  Do what you have to do and don’t feel guilty about it!  Even if that means hiring a babysitter, a few hours kid-less is worth it!

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I try to be so sly in my selfie-taking 🙂

Healthy Halloween Treat for Kids

I was on the hook for snacks for the Kindergarten party! I knew it had to be relatively healthy, and luckily our class doesn’t have any allergies so I was able to do cute cheese ghosts and mandarin orange pumpkins!

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Halloween treats are ready!

And of course, last night was Halloween!  We had a beautiful evening for Elena and our little kitty to enjoy some fun with friends!

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My two Halloween cuties

How was your Halloween?  Are you completely overloaded with candy like me?

Kids Summer Bucket List in Pittsburgh

Kids Summer Bucket List in Pittsburgh

Doesn’t the summer seem to come and go and then you have a whole list of things that you wish you would have done?  Well this year I’m going to have a Kindergartener at the end of the summer (cue tears) so I’m thinking its beyond time to get a plan in place of all the fun things we want to do!

Our Summer Bucket List

Memorial Day Parade – we missed this one last year because we were in Myrtle Beach.  Its always fun to sit outside of our church and enjoy the parade and start of summer!

A trip to Sarris for ice cream – seriously the best ice cream and chocolate in the world.

Kids Day at the Pirate Game – last year we waited in line for an hour to run the bases.  Totally worth it.

kids summer bucket list

Great Wolf Lodge and Kings Island – haven’t been here yet but so excited!

Weekly Playground Trips and Picnics (including lunch picnics with Daddy!) – we need to do this more!  We love branching out and finding new playgrounds

summer bucket list

Father’s Day Hike – should be interesting with a 2 year old

Blueberry, Strawberry and Peach Picking at Soergel’s and Simmons Farms- one of our favorite things to do!

blueberry picking at soergels

Summer Reading Book Club at the Library – we love the library and its such a good option for rainy or cold days!

VBS (two different weeks!)

Summer Chemistry and Art Camp

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Trips to the pool several times per week – maybe every sunny day!

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Night Mart every last Friday of the month – our town hosts a festival in the street every last Friday of the month with shopping and food trucks and live music, its so fun!

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Movies in the Park – right down the street and our kiddos are finally old enough to enjoy it!

Trip to Idlewild – the best kids park ever

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What am I missing?  What are some fun activities that you do with your kiddos in the summer?  And if you’re local to Pittsburgh let me know of any cool kiddo activities we should check out!  Comment below!