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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 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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Indoor Activities for kids (Top 5 Preschool Activities to do at Home)

Indoor Activities for kids (Top 5 Preschool Activities to do at Home)

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The time is upon us!  Winter boredom is bound to settle in!!  Even if you don’t fully get winter like we do here in Pittsburgh, the winter months are sure to bring some indoor days.  Between sick kids (or mommas!) and bad weather, sometimes we are stuck indoors.  Dress up can only go so far and once we’ve created our summer bucket list, its time to figure out how to beat winter boredom!  Here are a few of my favorite indoor activities for kids!

Indoor Activities for kids

Game Time!

Games can be a really fun way to get your family away from the electronics and bonding together.  They usually only require a few household items that you should have on-hand.  What I like about creating fun and different games is that it keeps everyone active!  This list from Today’s Parent has a great amount of ideas for fun games to do indoors!

20 Fun Indoor Games from Today’s Parent

Get Artistic!

My girls love to do crafts and create.  Sometimes I let them just go crazy with all of the glitter and glue that their little hearts could desire.  But, other times I want to keep the mess contained and the Crayola Color Wonder Magic Light brush is awesome because it is All Magic.  No Mess.  Amen to that!  This mess free painting is great because the colors only appear on Color Wonder special paper.  It won’t color on skin, fabric, or furniture.  My girls are notorious for having marker stained hands, so of course I love that this toy can be used when they have nicer clothes on!

My girls loved that the brush magically lights up to match the chosen color of paint.  It even let us have a rare moment of artistic collaboration between the two of them.

Recommended for ages 3+.

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Have a bath party!

My girls spend the time from September through May asking when we can go to the pool.  Unless we are heading on vacation, a bath party usually does the trick.  I let them put on their bathing suits and use the big bathtub with all of their toys.  Top 5 Preschool Activities to do at home from Pennsylvania blogger Lyndsey of mommafitlyndsey.com // indoor activities for kids // indoor activities for toddlers // indoor activities at home // indoor crafts for kids // indoor games for kids // indoor winter activities for kids // easy indoor activities for kids // indoor activities for preschoolers

Have an indoor picnic!

This tip was given to me by one of the mentor moms in our MOPS group.  When the weather outside won’t let you go outside for a picnic, pop right down in your living room.  Put out a blanket, some paper plates and let everyone eat off of the floor.  It might lead to a few extra crumbs, but the novelty of eating a picnic inside should entertain for awhile.

Get the kids moving!

A little movement is good!  Of course you can’t bring the playground inside during the winter months, but sometimes a little yoga or light exercise for kids is a great way to keep everyone in a good mood!  I loved this video I found on YouTube for kids yoga routines!
Kids Yoga

How do you keep your little ones entertained during the winter months?

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Taking Stock – January | Womens Fitness Blog

Taking Stock – January

Well since its January 9th I suppose its about time for Taking Stock right?

So here’s what I’m taking stock of…

Making:  a shelf to hold all of my new essential oils!  I’m a newbie but am learning thanks to my friend Tiffany
Cooking: Anything and everything healthy and full of nutrients!!  Its all about eating the best foods I possibly can this year and I was inspired by my friend Erin to ditch the grains.  So (I haven’t posted this on social media because I’m chicken LOL) but I’ve resisted grains (except for a cookie and a few tortilla chips) since January 2nd.  I don’t really miss them.  But my birthday is coming up so expect a derail for some Prantl’s burnt almond torte!
Drinking:  Lemon water from my new Yeti, Lacroix berry, and of course Shakeology!
Reading:  The Go Giver Leader, The Circle Maker, Uninvited and soon Made to Crave (I’m rather unconventional in that I read a little bit of each book per day or so) Plus I’m in two bible studies so that ups my homework 🙂  My goal is to read 24 books this year!
Listening:  Dave Ramsey podcasts
Wanting:  To stay focused on my goals!
Watching:  Not much of anything actually!  Wait, definitely making time for Nashville that its on CMT!
Playing:  Anything indoors… is it spring yet??
Wishing:  I could fast forward my goals… God’s timing not mine
Enjoying:  The de-cluttering process that comes with post-holiday cleanups
Waiting:  For once, somewhat patiently!
Wondering:  What will this year bring?
Loving:  The new beginnings that a new year brings.  Love fresh goals and fresh pages!
Hoping:  To continue to pray circles around my biggest goals.  Improved prayer life is one of my most important goals for the year.
Needing:  Not much… focusing on the blessings around me.  Really striving to be content and grateful during the season of pushing hard for bigger things!
Wearing:  Still warm things!!  its so cold here!
Thinking:  It might be time to refresh our kitchen (see my FB page for the discussion)
Noticing:  All of the new goals being set for the new year!  So many people excited about a new year and getting healthy!
Knowing:  Big things are coming.  Trusting in the Lord to lead my path and be my lighthouse.
Feeling:  Hopeful.

2017.  Bring it.

Taking Stock - January

Taking Stock | December 2016

Taking Stock December 2016

Its the last month of the year so this *might* be a bit of a reflective Taking Stock.  Here goes nothing!

Making:  Time during the fleeting moments of the holidays
Cooking: Recipes from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen’s new cookbook
Drinking:  Hot apple cider, Peach Tranquility Teavana tea, water
Reading:  The Good Life and Shaken
Listening:  Anything preached by Levi Lusko
Wanting:  To savor the memories of life with two littles
Watching:  Holiday Baking Championship
Playing:  Anything involving crafts with my girls
Wishing:  There was some way to magically make my to-do list disappear
Enjoying:  Pinterest holiday crafts with my little ladies
Waiting:  Patiently for the holiday season
Wondering:  Should I do another Whole30 in January?
Loving:  The connection and friendship found in complete strangers
Hoping:  To impact the lives of others in a positive manner
Needing:  A more structured work schedule (I’m working on that!)
Wearing:  Leggings, boots, anything warm!
Thinking:  My 2017 will be a lot different than my 2016
Noticing:  Time exponentially grows when I take the time to slow down
Knowing:  A new year is coming, fresh starts and fresh goals make me happy
Feeling:  The need for change in 2017

taking stock decemberWhat are you taking stock of during this last month of 2017?