It Will Be Okay by Lysa TerKeurst {Review & Giveaway}

TNM Growing up can be scary but no matter what we have to grow up whether we like it or not. And I don’t know about you but I am not a huge fan of change I like things to stay the same I don’t like change. IMG_5279 Introducing “It Will Be Okay: Trusting God through Fear and Change” by the always amazing Lysa TerKeurst and illustrated by Natalia Moore. It Will Be Okay is one of the sweetest books that I have read in a long time! It will help teach our children from early age that in the midst of scary circumstances they don’t have to be afraid! Not only was it a comfort to my children but it was also a comfort to me! You see, last week it very close family friend…my mom’s best friend suddenly died. Both my mom and I have really struggled with “why” it’s been really difficult. We know she isn’t suffering anymore and for that we are praising God…but we don’t want her to be gone. Now, who would have thought that this children’s book would have brought me such comfort!? IMG_4704It Will Be Okay follow along as Little Seed and Little Fox face fears big changes and new things…all things that they don’t like! When you open up this beautifully illustrated book you’ll find a letter entitled “hi friend” You will also find quote scriptures to memorize with your kids” including

  • Philippians 4:6
  • Romans 8:28
  • Genesis 28:15
  • Zephaniah 3:17
  • Jeremiah 29:11
  • Psalm 18:1–2

From there the story begins “in a dusty shed on the rickety shelf hidden in a cozy packet with the tiny seed

In It Will Really Be Okay you meet two precious characters Little Seed and Little Fox! Both of them going through things that make them afraid, from there they’re unlikely friendship with each other begins. When it’s time for little seed to be planted Little Seed thinks “oh no please no I don’t want to go” Little Seed is afraid to be planted because it seem so scary but the farmer tells him “it will be okay you can trust me”  Then just like that Little Fox’ best friend is gone and he’s afraid to be alone. IMG_5289Little Fox stayed by little seed night after night and day after day. He was scared and lonely too” This book is so sweet and I just love it so much and I’m not gonna lie it has made me cry every time I have read it to my children. This precious book closes with: IMG_5275

I highly recommend it to you and your family!


In partnership with Tommy Nelson I’m giving a copy of this adorable and fun book to one lucky reader!

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*Giveaway will run from 10/15/14 –10/24/14  A winner will be selected 10/25/14 – contacted via email 10/26/14 *U.S Residents

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Zumba Party in Pink Zumbathon! {Are you going? Did you go?}

zumba-pinkpartyEarlier this month I was given the awesome opportunity to attend the 2014 Zumba Party and Pink Zumbathon! I had never been to party and pink, I knew it was two hours of Zumba but beyond that I wasn’t sure what to expect.

pipb3I was so excited that I was going and couldn’t wait for it! But, you know it’s even cooler? Zumba Fitness sent me a Party in Pink outfit to wear to the Zumbathon!

I was beyond excited to receive:

Before I tell you all about my awesome PIP gear you might be asking your self “What the Heck is Party in Pink {PIP}?”

First of all you have to check out this amazing video from Zumba!

Party in Pink™ is an AWESOME charity campaign in the fight against breast cancer.

“It’s time to make moves in the fight against breast cancer! Let’s exercise our right to unite as a Zumba® community worldwide for the first ever medical research grant exclusively representing Zumba. Come rock out with friends for a good cause while you help raise funds for global research that could ultimately save millions of lives around the world.

Attend a Party in Pink™ Zumbathon® charity event between August 1 and October 31, 2014. This year’s goal is US$1 million, and all funds you donate will go to the Zumba® Global Research Grant for Breast Cancer Prevention. That means 75% of ticket fees from any Party in Pink™Zumbathon® charity event you attend will go directly toward breast cancer prevention research, with absolutely no administration fees from Susan G. Komen or Zumba.”

I was so excited to be apart of PIP this year especially! The day I was invited to PIP I also found out that a dear friends {a young single mom} was diagnosed with a high level of Breast Cancer. I LOVED the fact that 75% of ticket fees from any Party in Pink goes directly toward breast cancer prevention research! That’s AWESOME!

This year there was something extra special: “Muevete” Official Party In Pink “Warrior Move”

My Party in Pink Collection:

pipfuThe Baseball Tee:
I love this T-shirt, it is one of the softest shirts I’ve ever had! I love that the back bottom of the shirt says “party, prevent, prevail!” How cool is that?!?! I kinda want to get this tee for everyone I know its so comfy!

When ordering T-shirt one thing to keep in mind is the sizing extra small/small | medium/large | extra-large/extra extra-large. The sizes are by based on unisex standards so they a larger. If you regularly wear a large razorback tank top from I would recommend purchasing the extra small/small if you want to have a fitted style or a medium/large for a relaxed fit)

The Racerback Tank:
I absolutely love Zumba tank tops they are some of my all-time favorite workout tops! This PIP Razorback tank top does not disappoint! I love pink, so this tank top was right up my alley! It’s formfitting, stretchy and amazingly comfortable! It’s a little bit longer than some of my other Zumba tank tops which I love (I’m not sure if that’s just me or a new design) Because it is light pink it is really cute with a hot pink sports bra or paired with a solid hot pink razorback tank top under it! I did that and it was not bulky at all! This has been my go to tank since it arrived! LOVE IT!

The Paper Bag Capri:
From the first time I saw these I really like them! I loved the large pockets on the side and the pink tie around the waist! When they arrived they were everything and more than I had hoped for! They are extremely soft and comfortable the pockets are so deep! At PIP I actually forgot I had my cell phone in my pocket! Through all the Zumba routines I didn’t even notice! I love pulling them up to right below my knee and I wear them ALL the time, they quickly became some of my absolute  favorite Zumba pants…in fact wearing them right now as I write this!! I think I might have to get a second pair to ensure I won’t wear these out too fast!

The Bandannas:
These bandannas are super cute! One is light pink with white and hot pink and the other is hot pink with white and light pink! I love that they are so versatile, at PIP a number of instructors were wearing them as headbands, armbands, waist ties and ankle ties! I used one as a headband… I tend to sweat quite a bit 🙂 and the other as a armband!

pipofIf you want to support a fantastic amazing awesome cause that I think pretty much all of us have been affected by I would absolutely encourage you to make some purchases at and get some of this awesome party in gear you will not be disappointed!

Zumba Fitness will donate 75% of tickets sales from Party in Pink™ Zumbathon® charity events held by ZIN™ members and 30% of the sales of limited-edition Party in Pink™  Zumba wear and accessories

All funds collected through Zumba’s Party in Pink™ charity campaign will be donated directly to Komen to support the Zumba Global Research Grant for Breast Cancer Prevention, with absolutely no administrative fees from Komen or Zumba Fitness

Get the entire PARTY IN PINK Collection here!! 

Here’s a little about the Party in Pink™ Zumbathon® that I attended!

I can’t even begin to tell you how much fun I had! As soon as I got my ticket I knew I really wanted to take a friend with me, however, our local Zumbathon®  took place on a Sunday…and for a lot of my friends Sunday is family day. No matter who I asked everybody seemed to have plans, that meant I would be going by myself! A few days before PIP I was so excited to find out that I would’t be totally alone! My very close friend who is a Zumba instructor was bringing her whole Zumba class to PIP! I would get hang out with them!

pip5PIP was set up in such a fun way, every routine was taught by a different local Zumba instructor or instructors {There were quite a few group routines} The music was amazing,  the instructors were amazing, and the people there were amazing!  I loved that I got the opportunity to see and meet some of the other Zumba instructors all around our city! I met a ton of awesome ladies including a few cancer survivors, all while shaking my booty and supporting a cause that is so near and dear to my heart!!pip2

On top of everything I was quite the spectacle because I was one of only a handful of women/instructors who were wearing branded Party in Pink™ Zumbathon® gear! I had countless women come up and ask “where did you get your pants?” and “where did you get your shirt?” This was awesome and it gave me the opportunity to share with them that when they purchase from the Party in Pink™ Zumbathon®  collection that Zumba will donate 30% of sales from Party in Pink™ Zumba® merchandise to Susan G. Komen, which will be applied directly to the Zumba® Global Research Grant for Breast Cancer Prevention!  Quite a few ladies said that were going to order from the collection as soon as they got home, even though our PIP would be over they didn’t want to pass up such a fantastic opportunity! EVEN a few instructors were going to buy the tanks for their entire class!!!! Yay!!pip3

I have to be honest, I was so disappointed that many of these ladies that I chatted with didn’t even know existed?!? So, hear I am ready to scream it from the roof tops! I want everybody to know that you can go to and purchase any of the Party in Pink™ Zumbathon®  collection and that they have tons of stuff all year around!

How can I support the cause?


There’s a couple of different ways you can do this:

By buying a ticket and attending a event in your area remember, 75% of tickets sales from Party in Pink™ Zumbathon® will be donated! {please note not all locations have a party in pink event} I encourage you if there is a party in pink in your area, go to it you will not be disappointed!

FIND A  Party in Pink Zumbathon in your area HERE! 

Another cool way to help support the cause is by simply heading over to and buying some of the Party in Pink™ Zumbathon®  collection!

Check out the PARTY IN PINK collection here! 

Don’t forget that Zumba Fitness will donate 75% of tickets sales from Party in Pink™ Zumbathon® charity events held by ZIN™ members and 30% of the sales of limited-edition Party in Pink™  Zumba wear and accessories

All funds collected through Zumba’s Party in Pink™ charity campaign will be donated directly to Komen to support the Zumba Global Research Grant for Breast Cancer Prevention, with absolutely no administrative fees from Komen or Zumba Fitness

These two option are awesome because whether there is a Zumbathon® in your area or not you can support the cause and wear the gear and know you are helping!!

Missed the Zumba fun in your area?

Don’t worry! There will be another Party in Pink™ Zumbathon® taking place in 2015!  So keep checking back on the above website above to see if there will be one in your area! Party in Pink™ Zumbathon® usually take place in September, throughout October, and sometimes there are a few in early November. So don’t be worried if there aren’t any listings for a few months.

I hope you all have attended or will attend a this month! Party in Pink™ Zumbathon®  you will LOVE it! Never been to Zumba? Well that needs to be remedied asap! Find a class near you HERE! 

Did you go to a Party in Pink™ Zumbathon® this month? Are you going! Let me know what you thought of it!!


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