Author: Erin

Cuddlebee {review & giveaway}

Cute and Cuddly is exactly what you’ll find over at Cuddlebee.  Unique and stylish mom created and baby inspired gifts will no doubt wow the eyes and bring oo’s and ah’s to your lips as you browse the selection of bibs, burp clothes, baby sun hats, blankets and more!

CuddleBee offers many fabulous fabric choices and combine them with super soft chenilles. All products are easy to care for as they are washable either by hand or washer. Also these fantastic products are all handmade right here in  the USA!

My Opinion!

I was given the opportunity to review the “Fun Dot” bib and burp cloth set for my new baby which retails for 18.00. Since I don’t know the sex of my baby yet I really appreciate there’s a gender neutral category was as well as boy and girl to browse through on the Cuddlebee website.

This this set was not only adorable but it came packaged nicely all ready to gift to friend or family member as a baby shower gift! I have to appreciate the extra effort that goes into making baby products easier to gift as is.  I know without a doubt my new baby is going to love this bib and burp cloth. Both items are quite eye catching and the backing of chenille is so very soft against the skin.

There’s nothing I don’t like about the Cuddlebee products I was able to review! I encourage those looking to purchase fashionable accessories for their children and babies to check Cuddlebee website for themselves. Also while you are there, be sure to check out the “what’s on sale” section for some great deals. Note that shipping to the USA is always 4.95!

Special: Use Promotional Code Connected2Christ for 15% off your purchase!

Win It: Cuddlebee is generously offering  a bib and burp cloth set of your choice to a lucky winner!

To Enter: Visit Cuddlebee and let me know what  set  you’d love to own if you won and if this would be a gift or for your own little one!

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RT: Win a soft chenille, stylish bib and burp cloth set from CuddleBee! @erinlowmaster– Ends 7/30/10.

Giveaway running till 07/30/10 . Winners will be notified shortly afterward by email. Please respond within 48 hours or you forfeit your prize to another participant.

Disclaimer: I was sent a bib and burp cloth set to review from Cuddle Bee. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.

FWCT: One Minute Insights by Various Authors

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

Today’s Wild Card author is:
Various Authors

and the book:

One Minute Insights

Charisma House (July 6, 2010)

***Special thanks to Anna Coelho Silva | Publicity Coordinator, Book Group | Strang Communications for sending me a review copy.***

Various Authors include:

Cindy Trimm
Don Dickerman
Frederick C. Price
Harvey Mackan
Jentezen Franklin
John Eckhardt
John and Diana Hagee
Joyce Meyer
Kimberly Daniels
Perry Stone
Ron Phillips
Chuck Pierce
Francis Frangipane
Hank Kunneman
Jack hayford
John Bevere
John Hagee
Joseph Prince
Joyce L. Rodgers
Matthew Hagee
R.T. Kendall

Product Details:

List Price: $9.99
Paperback
Publisher: Charisma House (July 6, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1616381507
ISBN-13: 978-1616381509

AND NOW…THE FIRST CHAPTER:

Forgiveness

Sincerely asking God to let those who have
hurt us off the hook

Total forgiveness is a choice. It is not a feeling—at least at first—but is rather an act of the will. It is the choice to tear up the record of wrongs we have been keeping. When we develop a lifestyle of total forgiveness, we learn to erase the wrong rather than file it away in our mental computer.

Total forgiveness must take place in the heart. Confidence toward God is ultimately what total forgiveness is all about; He is the One I want to please at the end of the day. He cares and knows whether I have truly and totally forgiven, and when I know I have His love and approval, I am one very happy and contented servant of Christ.4

Unforgiveness

Living with bitterness, anger, and self-pity because of what another did to hurt us

Bitterness and unforgiveness demonstrate an inward condition. It is an excessive desire for vengeance that comes from deep resentment. It heads the list of things that grieve the Spirit of God. It is one of the most frequent causes of people missing the grace of God.

This inward condition of unforgiveness will manifest itself in many ways—losing your temper, high blood pressure, irritability, sleeplessness, obsession with getting even, depression, isolation, a constant negative perspective, and generally feeling unwell.

We must, therefore, begin to get rid of a bitter and unforgiving spirit; otherwise, the attempt to forgive will fail.5

Forgiveness

Ask Yourself

Do I have resentment or bitterness in my heart because of something someone did to me or said about me? Do I lack inner peace?

Relinquishing bitterness is an open invitation for the Holy Spirit to give you His peace, His joy, and the knowledge of His will.

Remember

But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

—Matthew 6:15, niv

Unforgiveness

Ask Yourself

Are you praying for God’s blessings to rain on the lives of your offenders? Why not?

The desire to punish another is the opposite of perfect love and total forgiveness.

Remember

Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another.

—Colossians 3:13, niv

The Happy Magpie – Organic Maternity T-Shirt {review}

Sporting a Happy Magpie Shirt with my 13 week Baby Bump!While searching for eco-friendly apparel, I happened across some very stylish, hip, urban and 100% organic maternity shirts over at The Happy Magpie! I knew right away that I would love their shirts. Yes, even before I discovered the comfort and quality first hand, thanks  to reading up and learning about how each their shirts are made.

The Happy Magpie is a USA based business and uses the finest organic cotton with non-toxic dyes and inks when creating each shirt. The company also uses minimalistic packaging made from 100% recycled (and recyclable) paper, with no plastic. This fantastic company gives back to the community by donating $1 from each t-shirt sold to a children’s charity.

My thoughts on the shirt from The Happy Magpie sing nothing but great praise! I choose to review “The Happy Magpie Logo Tee“.

This happy magpie sings on a cherry blossom branch and brings happiness and good fortune to expecting mommies (and their babies on the way). Asian folklore calls the magpie “bird of joy” and they are thought to foretell good news and the arrival of cherished guests. There will certainly be plenty of both to go around in the near future!

This pre-shrunk shirt is extremely comfortable and feels great against my skin. Though the shirt is thick, it’s durable but breathable and stretchable too. Each shirt is 91% organic cotton and 9% spandex to stretch with a growing pregnant belly. I’m currently 13 weeks pregnant now but I know without a doubt that I’ll be able to wear this shirt through out my entire pregnancy and even for the next!

Overall Thoughts: If you are looking for eco-friendly, organic, sylish shirts to keep your comfortable for all 9 months of your pregnancy, these are definitely the shirts for you!

Buy it!  Happy Magpie Maternity Shirts range in price from $40-44 dollars. There’s something there for everyone and I am pleased to announce that in the future, they’ll be adding a line of onesies for your little ones!

Discount Code: Use the code MAGPIE for 25% off  your order.

Disclaimer: I was sent a  product to review from The Happy Magpie. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.