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Monday, November 26, 2018

Ellie Claire Gifts - Art Journals Review

Disclosure: I was provided copies of the journals in exchange for my review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

I was given the unique opportunity to review three journal books. I wasn't really sure what to expect so when I opened the box to pull them out, I was instantly amazed at the quality of the books I held in my hands. I received Faith and Lettering Journal, The Illustrated Word, and Illuminate Your Story from Ellie Claire Gifts. These books are absolutely stunning to look at and to hold. And working in them was a sensory plus. Overall, all three books are made with thick, high-quality paper and covers that feel old fashioned--thick, sturdy, and embossed. The paper is high quality to keep any ink from bleeding through. 


Faith and Lettering is a journal designed to help inspire you to create while writing. It helps teach you basic lettering skills and embellishments. There are beautifully illustrated inspirational quotes and scriptures throughout to remind you of who you are in the Lord. You are His Masterpiece, you are Beautiful, you are Fearfully and Wonderfully Made. You can purchase Faith and Lettering here

Faith and Lettering
Faith and Lettering

Faith and Lettering


This Journal is just as described on the back of the book. The style is absolutely as wonderful as what the monks used to create when they copied and wrote Scriptures. Each page has a work of art and many of the two page spreads have art to color on one side and the original on the other. The paper is thick like parchment paper in those ancient manuscripts. I love looking at these ancient pictures and the details put into them. This journal was the most 'old-fashioned' in my mind, but became my absolute favorite. I love turning the page to see another work of art. It was so pleasing to me both in the visual sense and in the tactile sense of holding and turning the pages. You can purchase The Illustrated Word here. 

The Illustrated Word
The Illustrated Word



This journal was one that grew on me. I don't know why it took me so long to understand the premise. If you think of old books and Bibles, you will remember how chapters or pages would start with a vibrant, square, large letter to start the writing. This journal teaches you how to create these beautiful leading letters. In addition, each page of the journal starts with a verse or quote to inspire. This journal intrigues me the most. I did start working on creating some of these corner letters, but I'm not confidant enough yet to share. But the instructions make it so easy that even I--who considers myself art challenged--believe I can successfully create and eventually share my art. I see this skill reaching beyond journaling and into other areas of cards and letters to friends. You can purchase Illuminate Your Story here. 

Illuminate Your Story
Illuminate Your Story

Illuminate Your Story

I most sincerely hope people everywhere will look at these books and consider not only journaling, but learning to journal with a style that enhances what you write. 

Friday, November 16, 2018

Hillsong Kids DVD - Can You Believe It? Review and Giveaway

Disclosure: I was given a copy of the DVD in exchange for my review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

I don't know about you, but our family thoroughly enjoys music from Hillsong. As a mom, I also love the ministry HIllsong has for children. Their newest Hillsong Kids DVD (and CD), is filled with songs that are scripturally based and draw people into worship. The videos are dynamic and draw in not only young people, but adults (like me) as well. I find it to be amazing to watch children enter into worshiping the Lord while watching and singing along with the DVD.  

If you love Hillsong music, you will want to have this DVD. With songs such as Oceans (Where Feet May Fail), I Give You My Hallelujah, What A Beautiful Name, and much more. Be sure to enter my giveaway below to win your own copy. Or purchase here from Hillsong

From the producers:
“Can You Believe It!? - Songs of Truth” is both a question and a challenge... a
statement of gratitude to a loving God and an invitation to explore the very foundations of faith. Classic songs like “My Best Friend”, “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” and “What A Beautiful Name” join brand new declarations of faith such as “As The World Shakes” and “Heaven Is Our Home”. We pray that this collection of fun and vibrant songs, help children around the world to declare biblical truths about God’s love and grace for them.
About Hillsong: 
Hillsong believes that teaching children to love God and others takes place in
both the home and in the church. For this reason they seek to partner with parents (the greatest teachers of all!) and with church pastors and leaders, equipping them with great resources. Through fun experiences, meaningful music and ministry that encourages kids to participate, Hillsong Kids presents Jesus Christ and His Church in a relevant way, creating moments which children will never forget.

  • Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  
  • If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win.  
  • Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again.  
  • Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

Sunday, February 04, 2018

The Star Movie releasing on DVD and Blu-Ray

Disclosure: I will be  compensated with a free CD or DVD of the movie in exchange for my post. 


The Tale of Faith and Friendship Includes Six Sing-Along Videos 
from Mariah Carey, Fifth Harmony, Kelsea Ballerini, 
A Great Big World, and Kirk Franklin 

Includes a Dance Along, “How-to” Crafts Video and Much More 
Available on Digital February 6 and
On Blu-ray + DVD + Digital on February 20

Click here to purchase

I'm so excited to bring this wonderful movie home to enjoy time after time. I can't explain it, but this movie just makes me happy. The message is so pure and uplifting. Even though my children are older, I still find this to be something we can work into our traditions and watch together each year. I was so happy to see there's a DeVon Franklin message that is a Bible study our family can do together to discuss the themes of the movie and how we apply those in our own lives. Content like this makes me happy to be sharing with you. What a treasure and great resource for all of us parents. If you'd like a head start, check out this Facebook Messenger feature. It's free to get started. 

And wait until you see the rest of the bonus content.  The list has me drooling. I can't wait to check out all of these features myself. 

Bonus Materials Include:
·         Star-aoke: Sing-Along with Bo & Friends: In this all new song, sing along with your favorite characters including Bo, Dave, Ruth and the unforgettable camels
·         "Life Is Good" Dance-Along: Shake your tail feathers and move your hooves in this fun dance along
·         Lyric Sing-Along Videos: Enjoy the eclectic and inspiring music of THE STAR with these colorful lyric videos that allow you to sing along with your favorite recording artists
o    “The Star” by Mariah Carey
o    “Can You See” by Fifth Harmony
o    “Children Go Where I Send You” by Kelsea Ballerini
o    “We Three Kings” by Kirk Franklin
o    “Life Is Good” by A Great Big World
·         Sweet and Sparkly Stars: Create star-themed cookies to be enjoyed year round
·         Star Mason Jar Votives: Let the light of THE STAR shine with this simple yet stunning craft
·         Faith All Year Round with DeVon Franklin: A children’s sermon discussing the themes of the film and how to keep the spirit of this inspiring story alive in us every day
·         An All-Star Cast: Meet the stars of the film and explore the exciting voice cast who bring these amazing characters to life

I hope you will enjoy this movie as much as my family does. It's nice to know that wholesome entertainment still exists and that it can be engaging and entertaining for many ages. 
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