Brave Girls: Beautiful You 90 Day Devotional Review {Giveaway!}

This post is sponsored by Thomas Nelson. All opinions are 100% my own. See my full disclosure policy.


I recently had the privilege of reviewing another awesome Brave Girls 90 day devotional, this is the 3rd one in the series and is called “Brave Girls: Beautiful You


The brave girls are a HUGE favorite in our house! My daughter absolutely adores the “Brave Girl Bible stories” book and wears her Brave Girls shirt almost every single day! She has also loved the other two 90 day devotionals, “Brave Girls: Better Than Perfect” and “Brave Girls: Faithful Friends” Since we know and love entire Tommy Nelson Brave Girl series I knew to expect something great and I was right!

This wonderful devo takes your daughter through the 90 days with writings from three of the brave girls Hope, Glory and Gracie (I absolutely love this aspect because it makes it seem so much more personal for the little girl reading it or having it read to her.)

During the 90 days this book strives to show girls that our beauty comes from within and God made us just the way that we are and we are perfect in his eyes. As a mother I want my daughter to be comfortable in her own skin and to know exactly that, that God created her just the way she is!

The Devo is broken into six sections:

  • Beautiful Basics:
    Showing us that yes we are all flawed but we are beautiful because of who made us!
  • Radiant Reflections:
    Shows us we are sinners but God loves us despite that and will keep helping us fight future temptation!
  • Works of Beauty:
    Shows us we are truly beautiful when we love and help others and have a kind Christ like spirit!
  • Beautifully Clothed:
    Show us that God can change us when we take off our old wardrobe {life without Christ} and embrace him our new wardrobe {life with Christ}!
  • Kingdom Fitness:
    This reminds us that our bodies are a holy temple for the Lord and should be treated that way!
  • Creative Beauty:
    Shows us that we are uniquely and beautifully made the way God wants us to be!

“Learn how Special God thinks you are and how you can be bold, brave and Be-you-tiful!” – {from the back cover}

As with all of the devotionals in the brave girl series each day has a bible verse, a 1 or 2 paragraph devotion and ends with a sweet little prayer.  We have absolutely love this book in our house!

This is a wonderful Devotional that I highly recommend Brave Girls: Beautiful You to anyone with a daughter/granddaughter age 6 to teen!

Want to win a copy? One Lucky reader will win their own copy! ENTER HERE for your chance to win!

Giveaway will run from 5/13/16-5/21/16

*Although Tommy Nelson/ Tommy Nelson Mommy did send me this book to review I was not compensated for this post.  All thoughts + opinions are 100% my own. 

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Fall Harvest Celebration Giveaway!

Fall Harvest Celebration
Fall is in full swing and I love it! Fall is my most favorite time of year, being surrounded by beautiful color changing trees, pumpkins, corn mazes, and the coziness of an evening fire is music to my ears and comfort to my heart! For our family there is nothing quite like cuddling under a blanket in front of the fire-place with hot cocoa in hand while reading fun books! It’s a seasonal tradition for our family!
Are you wanting to add to your book shelf? Well, guess what?! Right now Tommy Nelson has some really great children’s books on sale right now showcasing the beautiful fall harvest season. Now is the time to stock up! Visit the FaithGateway online store and have a look at these wonderful books!

I’m so excited to have partnered with Tommy Nelson once again! One lucky reader with win a copy of Good Night, Little Pumpkin The Pumpkin Patch Parable AND A Pumpkin Prayer How about that?!

 Good Night, Little Pumpkin:

Fall Harvest copy

Beautifully illustrated by Claire Keay! Follow along as Sleepy little Milo, in his oversized pumpkin costume, is making the rounds at the harvest party with his friends. It’s time to go home, but he wants to enjoy every game at the fall fair before the night is over! Crunching leaves, crisp breezes, mountains of sweets—celebrate the abundance of the harvest season through this bedtime book for children. Charming illustrations and a sweet story are perfect for young hearts.

This is a great alternative to scary books, this fun harvest-themed book is sure to be a perennial favorite.

The Pumpkin Patch Parable:

Timeless story about God’s love for His children.

Written by Liz Curtis Higgs this charming story for children illustrates how a loving farmer can turn a simple pumpkin into a simply glorious sight. In the same way, God’s transforming love can fill each of our hearts with joy and light. Beautifully created as a way to share the Good News with her own precious children each harvest season . . . and now with children everywhere.

A Pumpkin Prayer:

 Fall Harvest copy2

Little ones will delight in the wonders of this special time of year and learn to be thankful to God for His blessings.

Colorful pumpkins, crunching leaves, crisp breezes—celebrate the abundance of the harvest season through charming illustrations and sweet rhymes that are perfect for young hearts. Families will want to look for other titles in the new Time to Pray series including An “I Love You” Prayer.

WIN IT By Entering Below!



  Rafflecopter Giveaway

*Giveaway will run from 10/19/14 –10/26/14  A winner will be selected 10/26/14 – contacted via email 10/27/14 *U.S Residents


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Book Review – The Elemental Journal

The Elemental Journal: Composing Artful Expressions from Items Cast Aside

From the Publisher…
Create Expressive Books from Salvaged Treasures
Rusty doorknobs, cardboard containers and plastic packaging may seem like trash to some, but through the creative mind, they are transformed into beautiful expressions – equally parts artful book and assemblage. The Elemental Journal will show you how to craft a wide variety of journals to hold your secrets or express your inner thoughts, and discover new ways to use wood, paper, fabric, plastic and metal in your art.

Peek inside The Elemental Journal and you will find…

15 stepped-out journal projects made from unusual materials and found objects, from tree bark to dismantled photo albums to tin boxes.

Tips for seeking out materials for your journals in flea markets, garage sales, and in your own attic or trash can.

Inspiring gallery projects from 9 contributing artists, including Susan Tuttle, Jen Osborn and Jill Berry.
One artist’s trash is another’s treasure. Discover yours with The Elemental Journal.

About the Author…
Tammy Kushnir is the author of Wedding Journals and Keepsake Gifts (Quarry), and an Artist-on-Call for Stampington. Her work has been published in numerous Stampington magazines as well as Card Trends magazine. She is a contributor in the books Art Journals and Creative Healing by Sharon Soneff (Quarry) and 1000 Handmade Greetings by Laura McFadden (Quarry).

My Thoughts…
If you love art and creating things, The Elemental Journal is 100% for you!! This BEAUTIFUL book show you how to create journals from things many of us might consider trash! I completely love this book, this is truly my idea of art! I love recycling something that maybe is rusted and no longer being used, into something that is a centerpeice! There are a number of projects out of the book that I am working on for both Father’s Day for my Husband, and Mother’s Day for my Mom!
It’s really for everyone…
The instructions are good enough to help you adequately reproduce any of the journals, but because of the style of the work, it gives room to add your very own creativity and individuality! My 6 year old son loves creating things…gee I wonder where that came from?? 🙂 He already love the book as well! The Elemental Journal would be a FANTASTIC gift for Mother’s Day, Graduation, a Birthday, or in my case just for a friend you know would love it…Kenz and Jenny😉 However, I am not letting my copy go!!!

In addition to the easy to understand instructions, the book is just full of beauty! Each page is a stunning expression of creativity and charm!

Love Art? Always Creating? Do you enjoy having fun? You MUST get The Elemental Journal!
Paperback: 128 pages

Publisher: North Light Books (March 7, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1440305366
ISBN-13: 978-1440305368
Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.3 x 0.5 inches

* Please The publisher – Thomas Nelson, gave me this book in exchange for my honest review.