Friday, December 19, 2014

FREE Sierra Mist 2L for Kroger Freebie Friday


Kroger Freebie Friday is here again! This week download to your Kroger or affiliate card a digital coupon for a FREE Sierra Mist 2L.  Click the image above to get yours!!

SmileBrilliant Giveaway

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Sponsor: SmileBrilliant
SmileBrilliant! is a national dental lab designed to help their customers receive professional strength teeth whitening without ever visiting a dentist! SmileBrilliant! was specifically created to curb the high cost of cosmetic teeth whitening that is charged at dental offices around the world.

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SmileBrilliant! clients can trust their lab-direct professional teeth whitening service to deliver dramatic results at the very best price, worldwide. They truly believe that if you become their customers - then they'll have you, your family and friends as clients for life! By doing so they'll have a solid, reputable business that will grow to be the largest of its kind. So go ahead and become their next teeth whitening client. They truly believe that you'll be satisfied with your decision!
 

The Minister's Wife is in the process of testing out the SmileBrilliant! process and so far is very impressed. The steps for getting the trays was easy, albeit a little strange to go through not in a dental office. The process of whitening is easy too. I think it is a great way to get your teeth white at a significantly lower price!

SmileBrilliant! has offered 1 fan a chance to win a teeth whitening kit for yourself! Rules
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  • 18+
  • no Quebec
  • one person per household
  • winner has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen
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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Welcome To My Christmas Home Tour


It's Christmas time and I love it! This is my favorite holiday and I love to decorate our home each year. My style is not so typical, quite country and primitive early American, but it is very much me and my family. I thought it would be fun to share a little tour of my home with some of the decorations. Hope you enjoy it!


A lot of the decorations are ones that I have made or friends have made and given me. Others involve a lot of my antiques around the house, like my hanging sewing cupboard and my spinning wheel. 


An old Santa hat with a wonderful snowman and a group of salt glaze things in my living room.


These are some of my favorite snowmen, carefully crafted by a friend. I just love them!! The funky pine tree in the back is made from pieces of pine cones. I made that about 10 years ago.


My JOY sign hanging in my living room. I painted this a year ago and just love it! It's a daily reminder of what a wonderful season this is.


One of my feather trees with antique ornaments (my Grandmas) hanging on it. The little guys under it are from my Mom. I used to play with them when I was a child.


The Nativity on the left is mine. It always has a prominent place in our home. The one on the right was my Moms. It is sitting on the china cupboard she gave me along with one of my favorite crocks. I used to play with the characters form the Nativity when I was little.


Our tree. It's small since our home is quite small. I like it since I can do special themes now without going overboard. All the ornaments on it I made over the past 2 years.



A close-up of the ornaments that are on the tree. All of them have paper medallions that were made from old hymnals from churches we used to go to.


This is the centerpiece on our coffee table in the living room and then the decorations on top of our pantry cupboard. The round box on the right was a lunch box that my Grandma used to take to the one room school she taught at back in the early 1900's.


One of the walls in my kitchen and a close-up of the stocking on the rope winder. The little angels were hand made.


My snowman muffin tin I painted about 8 years ago and the small garland hanging over my kitchen sink.


My Gingerbread Man hanging from my crock stand and an iron  candle sconce hanging from the edge of the kitchen cupboards with some antique scales and iron hooks.


Some of my crocks on a kitchen counter. 


My old doll hutch that was made by my Great Grandpa for my Mom back around 1930. She played with it a lot, so did her sister and so did I. The drawers have all her old doll dishes and some of mine too. It's very special. Hanging next to it on the right are some of my betty lamps, one dating back to the 1700's! A few of my pewter pieces are here as well, and my candle mold from the early 1800's.


My pewter measuring mugs. 


More snowmen sitting on shelves in our long hallway with some brass and iron candlesticks.


And we are back to the living room and the snowman pillow on the couch. So there you have my short tour of our home decorated for Christmas. I would love to have you all over. I have a thing about having company! It's always a joy to have friends over. We'd share some of our Christmas cookies with you. I'm sure you would enjoy them. 

Thanks for stopping by!
So what style do you decorate your home in? I would love to know in the comments.

Farewell, Four Waters Is A Wonderful Book

For about 10 years my husband and I were missionaries here in the US. Being a "home" missionary you do have amazing stories and events happen in your life, and they should not be diminished in any way. But compared to someone who travels overseas to a hostile foreign country, what we went through was nothing to what the main character went through in Farewell, Four Waters.

This is an amazing book of suspense and commitment to reaching people in the hostile country of Afghan. The author uses a protective pseudonym for safety and that gets your attention right away.

The first part of the book moves a little slowly, but the information and events that take place keep your attention. You just know something is coming soon, and it does!

Having been in tough situations with people who do not agree with you or like you, I have a small touch of what could bring a lot of fear into a person's life. The main character, Marie, shows a determination to do what she was called to do. I can appreciate this a lot. No matter what was happening, she was going to follow through at any cost.

The events are based on true stories, things that really happened. It's an eye opener to people who don't understand the life of a missionary in a hostile country. I really think this is a must read for anyone!

 Kate McCord was born in the south, grew up on the east coast, and currently lives in a rural community in the US northeast. She gave her life to Christ as a young adult. She is committed to seeking intimacy with Christ and ministry that flows from that intimacy. She spent about 10 years in manufacturing management and 10 years in the international corporate world. Kate worked for most of 9 years in Afghanistan, living in country for five years as a Christian humanitarian aid worker. She wrote “In the Land of Blue Burqas”, a non-fiction book about sharing faith in Afghanistan and is currently drafting a novel about walking with Christ in the hard times. Now she is working as a Writer, Speaker, Facilitator, Trainer & Mentor; seeking to help others grow in intimacy with Christ and minister what flows from that intimacy.

You can purchase the book HERE!

I was sent a copy of the book for the purpose of review. I was not compensated in any other way. All opinions expressed are my own.

Holiday of Surprises Week 10 Giveaway

Holiday of Surprises Week 10 Giveaway
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  Holiday of Surprises Week 10 Giveaway


If you're angling to become a guru of the local watering hole, then get started with this Ready2Fish® multi-species telescopic spinning combo kit! Constructed with durable, beginner-friendly fiberglass, the 4'6" rod easily expands, making it extremely portable for those walks to the lake, while the spinning reel provides a smooth experience. The reusable 45-piece tackle box is fully loaded with a cache of gear, too!

FEATURES

  • Model: C/R2F-TSPCM
  • Multi-species telescopic spinning combo kit with reusable tackle box
  • Telescopic 4'6" medium/light rod
  • Rod opens in 4 sections
  • Rod handle equipped with a comfortable EVA grip
  • Rod Material: Fiberglass
  • Ceramic rod guides
  • Single ball bearing drive
  • Tough, lightweight graphite reel seat
  • Comes pre-spooled with a durable line
  • Line Weight: 2 to 6 lbs
  • Lure Weight: 1/16 to 1/4 oz
  • 45-piece reusable tackle box

2 - Ready 2 Fish Telescopic Multi-Specie Spincast Combo with 45 Piece Tackle Box

 

If you're angling to become a guru of the local watering hole, then get started with this Ready2Fish® multi-species spincast telescopic combo kit! Constructed with durable, beginner-friendly fiberglass, the 4'6" rod easily expands, making it extremely portable for those walks to the lake, while the spincast reel makes speedy, controlled casting a breeze. The reusable tackle box is fully loaded with a cache of gear, too!

FEATURES

  • Model: C/R2F-TSCCM
  • Multi-species telescopic combo kit with reusable tackle box
  • Telescopic 4'6" medium/light spincast rod
  • Rod opens in 4 sections
  • Rod handle equipped with a comfortable EVA grip
  • Rod Material: Fiberglass
  • Ceramic rod guides
  • Single ball bearing drive
  • Tough, lightweight graphite reel seat
  • Comes pre-spooled with a durable line
  • Line Weight: 2 to 6 lbs
  • Lure Weight: 1/16 to 1/4 oz
  • 45-piece reusable tackle box



Set of Five 3' x 5' Holiday Flags
Annin has put together this beautiful collection of five Holiday Flags that will turn any house into a cheerful Holiday display. This collection of five flags consists of Seven Marching Penguins, American Made, Santa's Ho Ho Ho Cheer on a Chimney, Joy Horn, Merry Christmas with Holly. These quality flags are made from 100% solar ground nylon that will last through any weather. Each flag comes with a strong heading and two large brass grommets along with being fast drying on rainy or snowy days

These quality made flags will add a touch of Holiday spirit to any house. Let the Holiday Spirit fly this Season with this amazing collection of Annin Holiday Flags. Make sure to visit Annin for all your flag needs.




 Nylon Flag with Aluminum Pole Traditional U.S. flag set with a Nyl-Glo ColorFast Nylon flag that has embroidered stars and sewn stripes. Includes: - 3ft x 5ft Flag - 6ft Three-section aluminum pole - 5-inch Gold plastic eagle - Steel mounting bracket Construction: Nylon, AluminumConstruction: Nylon, Aluminum Flagpole Type: Wall Mount,Flag Included: Yes,Flag Style: American Flags,Flag Type: Waving FlagsU.S. Nylon Flag with Aluminum Pole Traditional U.S. flag set with a Nyl-Glo ColorFast Nylon flag that has embroidered stars and sewn stripes. Includes: - 3ft x 5ft Flag - 6ft Three-section aluminum pole - 5-inch Gold plastic eagle - Steel mounting bracket Annin Flagmakers Annin Flagmakers 11415 U.S




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 Enjoy this special time of year and relive the found memories of Christmas with your favorite carols and songs of yesteryear. Join country crooner Kenny Rogers and special guests Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks, and Boyz II Men for a heartwarming holiday special that combines live concert footage, filmed at the Grand Palace Theater in Branson, Missouri. 
 
Holiday Hits Include:
· It's You and Me and It's Christmas - Kenny Rogers  
  Sweet Little Jesus Boy - Trisha Yearwood
· Silent Night - Kenny Roge
· Winter Wonderland - Kenny Rogers
· The Old Man's Back in Town - Kenny Rogers, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood
· The Birth of Christ - Boyz II Men
· Christmas in the Air - Kenny Rogers
· The First Noël (a cappella) - Boyz II Men with Kenny Rogers
· White Christmas - Garth Brooks
· Carol of the Bells - Choir
· O'Holy Night - Kenny Rogers

Celebrate the holiday season with three unique Christmas tales! Filled with rich history, courageous journeys and lessons of faith and compassion this DVD collection is sure to delight and entertain viewers of all ages.

This wonderful winter collection delivers a great opportunity to sit back and relax with your family as you celebrate the holiday spirit!

1 - Assorted Country Bob's Sauces Gift Box

Gift Pack Includes:
  • 1 Bottle of Original All Purpose Sauce
  • 1 Bottle of Apple Chipotle All Purpose Sauce
  • 1 Bottle of Honey Habanero All Purpose Sauce
  • 1 Bottle of Barbecue Sauce
  • 1 Container of Seasoning Salt

A Big Thank You To Our Sponsors

South Bend Sporting Goods
Country Bob's
Mill Creek Entertainment
Annin Flagmakers

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid in the Continental United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter.This giveaway event will end at 12:00 AM (EST) 12/31/14.

 Holiday Contest and Sweeps did not receive any compensation for this giveaway in any form. Each of the above named sponsors will be solely responsible for awarding and shipping of each prize directly to the winner.


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