Wednesday, November 15, 2017

String Of The Art Super Stocking Stuffer Giveaway

Have you seen those really amazing string art projects people create? I see friends making them or buying them, and I always think I want to try my hand at that. The only issue for me was, where to start! I was able to partner with String of the Art on a review to learn how.

Whichever kit you choose from String of the Art shows up in a really cool box. It includes everything you need to do the entire project. One of the things I need to try and find is a smaller hammer than the regular one I used. hahahaha That thing was just unwieldy with this project. I also need to practice on making my nails straighter. I didn't do too shabby of a job though making sure they were all level.

I got all of the nails hammered in and then removed the paper. I kept the paper with me to kind of help me still "see" the snowman. Then I started with the most exciting part, the stringing. The directions are super easy to follow. I think at first I had a hard time really giving in to the "free hand" part of the stringing. You really just have to go for it and string till your heart's content.

What I really enjoyed about the String of the Art kit is anyone can do it. You don't have to be Miss Crafty to do this project! If you can follow the instructions, wrap string around a nail, you can totally do these. You can also go as fast or as slow as you want. I'm guessing one of the smaller kits can be done in a day. This one could as well, but I started it later in the day. It could easily be done over a weekend.

One of the parts that totally cracked me up was messing up the white string. The String of the Art created explains that you should hang the string around your wrist as you work. And I did that, but think I pulled the start of the string wrong to start and wasn't able to use it around my wrist. You should've seen me, I was a tangled mess. The consecutive colors I did correctly and it worked like a charm.

You are going to love the project when it's finished no matter which one you pick. I was so incredibly pleased with how it turned out! We don't have our mantle up yet over the fireplace, but once it is, this piece of string art will be going there for the holidays!

I'm ready to try my hand at another one!

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

NIV Inspiring Words Holy Bible Giveaway

NIV Inspiring Words Holy Bible
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310762591

I have a thing for Bibles. I love them! I appreciate being able to go to different versions and reading their translations. I also enjoy how the newer Bibles have the option of being artistic in them! When I saw the opportunity to review this Bible thanks to Zonderkidz, I grabbed it!

Bible Overview:

God’s word is inspiring, and what better way to express our love of God than through art created by our own hands. The NIV Inspiring Words Holy Bible contains over 50 ready-to-color illuminated verses on high quality thick paper as well as the complete text of the New International Version (NIV) translation.

Features include:
  • Beautiful cover with foil makes for a stunning gift
  • Over 50 pages of black-and-white illustrations ready to be colored
  • Each coloring page highlights an inspiring portion of Scripture
  • The full text of the bestselling New International Version translation
  • Presentation page for gift giving
  • Ribbon marker

My Review:

There is a LOT I love about this Bible. To start with, the design on the cover is just fun and whimsical! With 52 scriptures to color, you can do one every week of the year! I've actually felt a little overwhelmed with Bible's that have coloring pages on every other page. lol Too much pressure to be artistic.

Speaking of the coloring pages, a couple aspects of the pages themselves that I really like are the thickness of the pages and the designs. First, the thickness makes it so much better to use a pen and not have it bleed through. I also appreciate that the designs are "colorable". You know what I mean, right? Sometimes there's too much black so you can't color very much. That or the details are so overwhelming and small it gets very tedious. At least it is for me. I want to relax and enjoy what I'm coloring.

One of the only issues I found with the pages to color is how they are attached to the regular Bible pages. Some of them are attached high up near the binding to the regular page. It's all still readable, but some are a bit wrinkled.

The front of the book has a presentation page. I think it would be cook if you were to give this as a gift to actually color it for the person you're giving it to. This would make a great gift for the holidays or even to keep for yourself. This one worked well for my bible study. You can't go wrong with an NIV.

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

The Right Zumba Instructor

So, I've been on the Zumba train since February. I've loved it. Like, "for real, who knew this could be SO amazing" love it! When I went to Minnesota in July, I didn't exercise once. I was busy from morning until night. And I'm not one of those people who says, "Gee, since I'm so busy I'll wake up an hour earlier to do _______!" Needless to say, I really felt it when I got back in August.

When you're gone for a month, your Zumba instructor MAY introduce new songs with new moves. Now, I don't know about you, but I need an instructor who leads well. I need to know what we're going to be doing just before we do it.

That's one of my favorite things about Amanda. She knows how to lead a class. If we're going into a new move, watching her hands will show you what she's going to be doing. Are we going to be traveling, her arm will go out in the direction we're moving. If we're going to start doing some 1-1-2-2 kicks, she puts her hand up with the number. She's about to do front steps, she moves her hands in the directions she's going to move.

I've taken a couple of other classes at the gym with different instructors and so far I haven't found anyone who leads like she does. Not only does she lead well, she leads with enthusiasm! She starts each and every class with power and energy. She teases us if we're doing our moves but without the same excitement she's showing. Then throughout the entire hour we're together, she knocks it out of the park. Every. Single. Time!

With my changed fall schedule, I haven't been able to go as much and man it stinks. One week I can go twice, the next week I can only go once. My Mondays have been taken over by my Bible study. I may move it to Tuesdays so I can go back to my Zumba on Mondays. Every other Thursday I have a counseling appointment. So like this week I was only able to go once. Man! I never thought I'd be that person who really hated missing a fitness class?

Turns out I've become that person, and at this point I wouldn't change it. I enjoy Zumba just as much as I did when I started. Actually I probably love it even more because I know what I'm doing (for the most part) and I feel better about myself, my health...unless I'm eating out of a carton of ice cream. I know that my gym membership has been one of the best investments I've ever made for my health!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Watch Ya' Mouth Throwdown

Get ready for the holidays! We bought the original Watch Ya' Mouth earlier this year, and it's STILL one of our favorite games! We thinks is absolutely hysterical. Thanks to US Family Guide I'll be doing a review of Watch Ya' Mouth Throwdown soon!

Watch Ya' Mouth Throwdown Edition is the evolution of the original, wildly popular, hilarious Watch Ya' Mouth game. Rather than just speak phrases, players now go head-to-head with hilarious and challenging tasks - while wearing mouthpieces. Throwdown Edition takes competition - and laughter - to the next level and builds on the multigenerational gaming phenomena.

Throwdown Edition has already been Awarded Top Holiday Toy of 2017 by Toy Insider & selected for the 2017 Amazon Holiday Toy List.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Libre Tea Glass Infuser Giveaway

How is it possible we're talking about Thanksgiving and Christmas already?! I can't really even wrap my brain around it! To celebrate heading into the holidays I partnered with Libre Tea! I've worked with them before, but that was more when I knew others more loving of tea than me. Surprisingly I've grown to like tea recently, thanks to my mom and loose leaf tea!

This year I have a lot to be thankful for, and I’m sure you do too! To show our thanks to our readers, Anderson's Angels, This Mamas Life, The More The Merrier and Woven by Words, are very excited to bring you the 2nd Annual Turkey Day Giveaway Event! We've teamed up with some wonderful bloggers, to bring you another great giveaway event! Each blog has gathered a prize package worth $15 or more so be sure to visit each blog and enter!

So I bet you've guessed that I'll be giving away a Libre Tea Glass Infuser! You'd be right if you did! Let me tell you a little bit about them and how to use them before you scroll down to enter the giveaway!

I picked the Garden Dance Pink. This infuser is 14oz and while I don't typically go for anything pink, there was just something so whimsical about this, I had to have it! So, since I haven't been much a tea gal, it was fabulous timing when we found a loose leaf tea shop that had a berry flavored tea. Anything that's strongly berry flavored is something I'll try.

The first time I tasted this tea was when I decided to do the review. I had initially figured I'd just add some fruit. I actually tried both ways suggested for how to make the tea. First I added the loose leaf tea to the lid, inside the filter. I poured the hot water into the glass allowing the steam to escape. Then I put the top on and turned the glass upside down allowing the tea to steep. Once that was done, I shook it up a bit, turned it over, and voila, it was ready for me! I cleaned out the filter and was able to drink my tea.

The other option for making the tea is just as simple, but flipped. You add your tea leaves and water into the glass, put the filter on, then the lid. Allow it to steep for as long as needed and once you're ready, you can drink as is.

If you want some lemon water, just pop a couple wedges into the glass and add your ice cold water. Off you go! You could use this for so many things! They also suggest it for matcha, but turns out I'm not a matcha kind of gal. I think I'll probably even use it to take with me to the gym!


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