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7 Not So Junky Junk Foods to Grab and Go!

snacksRoad trips, gas stops, no time for lunch; we’ve all found ourselves at the convenience store for a fast bite on the go. While a bag of chips or chocolate bar may be an option we later regret; there are fast bites that can actually offer some health benefits. Dr. Christopher Calapai a board certified expert in osteopathic medicine specializing in longevity offers some junk food options to consider the next time there’s no time for an actual meal.

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I AM SO BORED! by Henrike Wilson {Book Review}


I am so bored is a phrase I’ve heard more than a few times in my household! “I Am So Bored” is a cleverly written book to reach children ages 3-6 years old that seem to struggle with this common issue. The world can be hectic, busy, and  boring at times to children (even for me!)! This story serves as a wonderful reminder  to just stop, look around, and see what you can do by purely using your imagination.  I can vouch that my children do pretty amazing things when there aren’t screens, noises, and a plethora of things overloading their senses. 

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Team Challenge: Popcorn Factory!

Who doesn’t love a good challenge? Especially when you can get points to redeem towards free gift cards!

“Swagbucks, a website where you can earn cash back on everyday tasks you do online is hosting a Halloween Team Challenge. It starts on Monday, October 24th at 8am PST and goes through Friday so you have a whole week to contribute points to your assigned team. How will you contribute? Watching videos, completing surveys, shopping online? These activities and more will help your team get ahead. If you’ve never used Swagbucks before, now is a great time to join, especially if you participate in the Team Challenge because it’s an opportunity to win an extra bonus for trying out the site. 

All members who participate and contribute at least 400 SB to their team’s total will receive an SB bonus in the form of a rebate on their next gift card! I can’t wait to help my team come in 1st place for that 50 SB rebate. 

The challenge lasts until October 28th so log in or make a free account! Pre-registration is open now!

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Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family {Review and Giveaway}

I admit that parenting can be really hard. Some days it’s wonderful and other days I really hate it. There’s so many sources out there and everyone is willing to chime in to give advice that it’s enough to make ones head spin. David Tripp’s book “Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family” differs from the rest because it gives us advice taken straight from the gospel. Instead of scratching our heads and feeling hopeless we’ll instead be encouraged, inspired, relieved,  and hopeful knowing our Father God has a plan.

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All Is Bright: A Devotional Journey to Color Your Way to Christmas {Review}


All Is Bright: A Devotional Journey to Color Your Way to Christmas is a great book to use during the Advent season whether alone or with the family! It features  glossy gold stars that shine on the cover that welcomes one in. The devotional content in this book focuses fully on the birth of Christ starting with God’s promise for a Saviour and ending with Paul’s message of pressing on into the future. This devotional runs not just through the Christmas season but from December 1st to December 31st.

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Get 600 Swagbucks when Approved for the Target REDcard!

If you shop at Target a lot, you can get $6 in gift cards (paid out in SB points) when you get approved for the Target REDCard. When you use that card, you also get 5% off, free shipping & 30 extra days for returns when you shop with your REDCard. The 600 SB points will credit immediately!

This is a limited time offer – to get the $6 bonus, you need to complete the offer before Saturday, October 22nd!

Click here to get started. If you’re already a Swagbucks member, be sure to use the same info that you have in your Swagbucks account when you apply. If you’re not a member yet, sign up for Swagbucks using the link I gave you and when you complete the offer, you’ll earn a $3 (300 SB) bonus that will be applied to your account in the beginning of November. That means you’ll have at least $9 worth of SB points!

Haven’t heard of Swagbucks? It’s a site where you earn points (called SB) for doing things you already do online, like shopping, watching videos, and discovering deals like this one. Then you turn those points into PayPal cash or gift cards from places like Target, Amazon, Walmart, Starbucks, and more!

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