Thursday, December 6, 2018

Baby, It's Cold Outside! ll DITL Dec 1, 2018



Sharing one of my favorite days of the year... hands on projects, learning at our local state park, and watching our favorite lighted Christmas parade.  A great way to kick off the holiday season!

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

100 Extraordinary Stories for Courageous Girls


This 100 story collection, written to girls ages 8 and up, covers some of the more unforgettable women of the faith.  Taken from the Bible and Christian history, these women will inspire girls with their tales of courage, action, and extraordinary faith.  Including such women as Lydia, Corrie Ten Boom, Bethany Hamilton, and Rahab, each story expands upon the idea of how a grain of faith moves mountains.  

Each section includes a picture, Scripture to go with the story, and biographical information.  I only read a sample of the book, but greatly enjoyed what I read.  The author is honest about the death of some of these women so be aware with a younger audience.  And for that reason, this would be a book that I would read WITH my daughter, not just pass off to her.  I also found it interesting that in the kindle version, there was picture portraying one of the African American women as white.  This just didn't sit well with me and I wonder how many other illustrations were inaccurate. I do, however, think this would be an interesting book to add to your homeschool or home as your study champions of the faith, and how little it takes so like to make a huge impact.

*Disclaimer: I received a sampling of this book for review.  All opinions are my own.


Friday, November 30, 2018

What We Read in November {2018}



Sharing what I read this month... This Open Collab is hosted by Ingrid @ Mommy & Mia Homeschool Chronicles: http://bit.ly/2zpOZBU and April @ The Simple Rugged Path: http://bit.ly/2zqFXo3 Playlist link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... Our Ten Family Read Alouds for the Homeschool Year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClFyg... The Christmas Remedy Review: http://creative2xmom.blogspot.com/201... Minimalist Home Review: http://creative2xmom.blogspot.com/201... Join The Creative2xmom Family on their journey of being a family of 5! 💑16yrs led to 👱13 yrs, 👧10 yrs, and 👱 7 yrs. Contact us for business inquiries, reviews and collaborations: BethAnn_97@hotmail.com C O N N E C T subscribe at http://www.youtube.com/creative2xmom read at http://www.creative2xmom.blogspot.com like me on http://www.facebook.com/creative2xmom follow me on https://www.instagram.com/creative2xmom/ FTC DISCLOSURE: This video is not sponsored.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

What's In Our Christmas Morning Basket? ll Collab



Sharing what's in our December morning basket with a special emphasis on Christmas. Boy Boss Mama: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvrQ... The Waldock Way: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqCX... Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... St. Nicholas Day Printable: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/P... Christmas Around the World Brochure: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/P... Join The Creative2xmom Family on their journey of being a family of 5! 💑17yrs led to 👱13 yrs, 👧10 yrs, and 👱 7 yrs. Contact us for business inquiries, reviews and collaborations: BethAnn_97@hotmail.com C O N N E C T subscribe at http://www.youtube.com/creative2xmom read at http://www.creative2xmom.blogspot.com like me on http://www.facebook.com/creative2xmom follow me on https://www.instagram.com/creative2xmom/ FTC DISCLOSURE: This video is not sponsored.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The Minimalist Home {Review}

The Minimalist Home: A Room-by-Room Guide to a Decluttered, Refocused Life  -     By: Joshua Becker

The Minimalist Home by Joshua Becker addresses an issue that so many of us face in today's society: too much clutter.  Our homes are overflowing, our cupboards are full, and we are renting storage space just to contain it all.  And yet many of us feel at a lose of how to end the madness.  The Minimalist Home takes a systematic, step by step approach to decluttering with purpose.  He attempts to take an overwhelming issue and focus on logical steps, all while keeping our sanity intact.  But more importantly the author quickly zeroes in on our "why" for decluttering, and the main idea is "who is owning who."  Do we own our possessions or do they own us?

This thought became increasingly clear when I set out to put this concept into action.  Taking Becker's advice, and being armed with this book and a good dose of courage, I attempted to follow through with my own little decluttering experiment.  First, I worked in my bedroom, tossing out clothes that have long since seen better days or seemed to have shrunk a few sizes while resting in my dresser.  It felt good.  But then came the hard stuff: old journals filled with poetry and stories, cards from my Grandmother, momentos from oversea travel.  So I jumped to the kitchen, purging and sorting, and cleaning as I went.  Until it too became more difficult:gadgets, cakes pans, and vintage pieces.  I found that no matter what room I was in, I had to keep coming back to Becker's central question: Who is owning who?

That's what sets this book apart.  And ultimately it's what will dictate whether I'm successful or not.  Will I own my possessions or will I allow them to own me?  Truthfully the answer to this one may change from time to time, season to season.  However, I think this is a battle well worth fighting and I do believe that Becker's book is an excellent tool to use.  Logical, sincere, and insightful, Joshua Becker has laid out a thorough plan of attack.  And while I don't see myself minimizing as much as he has, his suggestions and checklists make this an easy to follow process.  

In the weeks that I've owned this book, I've found myself decluttering in starts and stops as the inspiration hits.  My journey is one of ups and downs, and certainly some detours.  However, The Minimalist Home keeps calling me back, and I know in time, I will find myself in a more peaceful, organized home thanks to this book.

*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.  All opinions are my own.


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