Pumpkin Nice and Everything Nice Coloring Book for Adults!

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Do you love to color? Is fall your favorite season? Do you love being encouraged by Gods Word? Then Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice coloring book is for YOU!

Taking time every day for yourself can work wonders for your mood (especially moms!) and let me tell you this books will definitely boost your mood!

Since I was a child I’ve LOVED to color! I had coloring books by the dozens and every single one was colored in from front to back! So when adult coloring books started hitting the market I was thrilled, but this one is different…the Word of God fills it, hence the name “Coloring Faith”

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice coloring book is filled with gorgeous fall scenes and sayings as well a bible verses!

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I’ve been coloring in it when I get a chance over the last few weeks and I have to say it definitely improves my mama mood and helps me relax! As it’s getting colder it’s fun to color in it with a hot cup of tea by type fire when the kids are snug in their beds, it’s SO peaceful!

I’ve seen a few others review this for children and while of course a child could color and love this, it is targeted towards adults.

*I received a complimentary copy from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest opinion.

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Happily Homemade

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I love cookbooks, probably because one of my all time favorite things to do is cook! I was taught to cook at a very young age and have taught my own children to cook!

Other than trying new recipes one of my favorite things about cook books are the yummy illustrations! There just something about seeing a beautifully photographed recipe! I hope I’m not the only one that feels this way!

When it comes to great recipes and beautiful photographs Happily Homemade does not disappoint at all! This cook book contains 100 deliciously mouth watering recipes for you and your family to enjoy!

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Happily Homemade is broken down in sections:

  • Meet the author, Rachel Schultz
  • Kitchen Tips and Charts
  • Menu Ideas
  • Breakfast
  • Snacks and Appetizers
  • Entrees
  • Sides, Sauces and Seasonings
  • Desserts

So far none of the recipes we have tried have disappointed! Each recipe feeds 3-4 people which is no big deal…I’m the youngest of nine kids…I’m very familiar with doubling and tripling recipes!

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The breakfast croissant sandwich (pg 34) is one of our faves and you can’t go wrong with the banana cake (pg 210)
If you are looking for a new cookbook that is easy to use and has good recipes, then this is the cookbook for you!

Amazon: Cook up some love in your kitchen.

Does the question “What’s for dinner?” fill you with dread? Is the thought of looking for something to cook every day overwhelming? Popular food blogger and Pinterest celebrity Rachel Schultz has you covered in Happily Homemade, with 100 tasty recipes even a beginner can serve with pride.

Reinvigorating familiar dishes with interesting and unexpected flavor combinations, Rachel shares her go-to creations that always get rave reviews. Even with so much variety, Rachel’s approachable recipes include only ingredients you can find at your local grocery store. This gorgeous cookbook includes a photo of every recipe, plus essays and tips from Rachel (and her friends) on hospitality and making life easier in the kitchen.

Happily Homemade is all about celebrating food and joyfully loving others through cooking. Let Rachel show you how easy it can be to bring warmth and delight to everyone at your table by serving something happily homemade.

Thank you to Booklook Bloggers for the opportunity to read and review this book! 

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Jesus Calling: Creative Coloring and Hand Lettering!

unnamed-16I absolutely love Jesus Calling: Creative Coloring and Hand Lettering! As a child my favorite thing to do was color, I had a foot trunk full of coloring books, crayons and colored pencils! So when I was given the opportunity to get my hands on this coloring book I was thrilled! Each page is heavy stock paper and there are more than 100 illustrations to enjoy!

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I have loved this book so much especially on days when I’m feeling overwhelmed or disheartened, in a world where it seems like the news is full of heartache, sorrow and horror, I have been taking the time to sit in His presence and it has definitely made coloring a worship tool for me, couple that with beautiful illustrations and I have a lovely time of just God and me. It has help focus on the light rather than the dark that surrounds our world.

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I truly believe that you will love Jesus Calling just as much as I do, in fact it may just be what you are looking for or needing in your life! I’m so bless that I was given the opportunity to review this coloring book for you my friends. This would make a wonderful gift for any believer in your life, especially someone who may struggle with anxiety.

Amazon: Experience Peace in the Presenceof the Savior Who Is Always with You
​Relax and reflect on Scripture and quotes from #1 bestselling Jesus Calling® while coloring intricate illustrations and hand-lettering selected passages to remind you of God’s love. This one-of-a-kind adult coloring book features coloring pages as well as a simple hand-lettering tutorial and templates so you can participate in the hand-lettering trend.
Special features:

  • More than 100 intricate, beautiful illustrations
  • Perforated pages on heavy stock
  • Unique addition of hand-lettering template pages
  • Foil-embellished cover

Experience a deeper relationship with Jesus as you focus on His words of hope, guidance, and peace.

ISBN-13: 978-0718091262
\Thank you to Booklook Bloggers for the opportunity to read and review this book! 

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Courage to Soar {Book Review}

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We all watched as Simone Biles dazzled us in Rio this summer. With her adorable spunky personality how could you not love her! Actually because of her and my daughter {age six} fell in love with gymnastics and started in September after the Rio Olympics. Seeing Simone’s determination helped my daughter work hard and always try new things, and in less than two months she was advanced to pre-competitive team!! I know that my daughter is not the only one 🙂

Back to this summer, as you watched Simone did you ever wonder how she got there? Did you ever wonder when you would hear the little news blurbs talk about how she was adopted or how it’s been a hard road? I know I did so when I was given the opportunity to get my hands on her book Courage to Soar I absolutely jumped at the opportunity (my daughter was just as excited as I was.)
In the book the Courage to Soar Simone shares about her very early life, early memories and the trials that this little tiny girl and her siblings went through…have a few tissues on hand. It’s not just about her early life but her life from then up until, well now! My daughter LOVED the section of the book that was full of pictures of Simone from little girl to now!

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Courage to Soar is all about encouragement and that is exactly what it does! I love that it shows how Simone went from a very difficult beginning to being the star that we all saw at the 2016 Rio Olympic games.

It’s such a wonderful book. I highly recommend this book to everyone, especially those of you like us who adore Simone. If you have gymnast this is a book that she will absolutely love.

If you do have a gymnast who loves Simone I recommend check out her signature leotards at GK Elite!

*Although BookLook Bloggers did send me this book I was not compensated  for this post.  All thoughts + opinions are 100% my own.

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What I’m Loving | August | Minecrafters Bible

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From the back cover “Do you ever feel like it’s more fun to exist in the computer world than the real one? Is that the only place you can control your destiny? Well, God is the original great world builder, and he gave us the power and the skills we need to make changes in the real world. The Minecrafter’s Bible, NIrV contains the full text of the New International Reader’s Version (NIrV) of the Bible (from Genesis to Revelation) as well as 24 color tip-in pages featuring full-color illustrations in the style of wildly popular virtual-world-building games. Featured stories include the days of creation and great builds of the Bible.”

First off no, this isn’t an instruction book of how to play mc4Minecraft {I recommend grabbing the set they have a Costco for that!}

Is your house like mine and at any given moment someone is playing or talking about Minecraft? When I heard that there was going to be a Minecraft Bible I was stoked to get it for my kiddos! I think this Bible is such a fun idea, the idea of combining  faith, creation, Jesus and Minecraft is genius! My kids all genuinely love reading there Bibles and studying God’s word but this Bible has added a fun spin of one of their favorite games.

The color illustrations {understand that they are not fully licensed Minecraft images they are “like” minecraft!} are placed in chronological order, but not next to the story they portray.

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Each of the 24 color pages feature Minecraft as the Characters of Bible stories, including:

  • How To Use The Bible
  • Creation
  • Noah’s Ark
  • Tower of Babel
  • Ten Commandments
  • Building of the Tabernacle
  • Walls of Jericho
  • Samson’s Strength
  • David and Goliath

and so many more

Each picture also has verses and Scripture summaries printed on the picture as well.

I would have liked to see more “minecraft” pages , don’t get me wrong we LOVE the 24 included it would just be fun to have more. Also I would have LOVED to see this Bible in a NIV version or ESV as well!

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This Bible would be great as a gift for the Minecraft gamer in your life! I would recommend this book ALL ages {I have seen many say this is “only for ages 4-10” my question is why? We all play Minecraft in our house, we all loved the illustrations} Mine crafters Bible…what a perfect conversation starter 🙂

*Although Book Look Bloggers did send me this Bible to review I was not compensated  for this post.  All thoughts + opinions are 100% my own. ALL images are ©The Life in Bloom

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What I’m Reading | June | Wild and Free

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Do you want to live “Wild and Free”? In the their new book Jess Connolly and Hayley Morgan takes us back to God’s original plan for women, a beautiful life living wild for God and free from the expectations of this world. How many times have we or other women/mom we know buckle under the pressure of specifically social media pressure? It’s sad that so many women are living backed into a corner because of expectation…many times unattainable expectations. These lovely lady sharing their own stories of feeling not enough, being too much and everything in between, it speaks to your soul with inspiration to live life Wild and Free, like wild horses ❤ {when you read the book you’ll get it}

Whether you are a shy observer like Hayley or bold go getter like Jess, you will be spoken to and I know your heart will be touched, and more than likely you will find your self identifying with one or both of these ladies. I found my self stunned as they shared their  stories…my story! I absolutely love that throughout the book we’re reminded that we are not alone in our struggles, but we are blessed to have a community of women who long to live this wild and free life as well. Are you like me and have a hard time allowing the shackles of shame break and let people in? They help you embrace the community that God has uniquely put you. Thought this book it is reiterated that you are just as you are, because the you that you are is perfect. Don’t forget that you are completely loved and worthy.

This book is something that I think all women need in their lives! Looking for a gift for a woman in your life? Consider this book! This would also be a great book for a women bible study!

*Although I did receive this book for free to review I was not compensated for this post.  All thoughts + opinions are 100% my own.

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Little Critters Board Books {review}

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IMG_4013If you were born in the vicinity of 1975 or later, than chances are you are extremely familiar with the Little Critters book series! Growing up these were some of my most favorite books and I have a huge collection to prove it!

Each month I am given the opportunity Tommy Nelson as a Tommy Mommy to review some really great books! This month I was beyond thrilled when I found out that two of the books that I would be reviewing two Little Critters books!

As with all little critters books these two books have fun illustrations they’re engaging and I have a wonderful moral and message to the story!

My kids were so excited when they saw the two little critters books because their entire lives they have been surrounded by my paperback books from when I was a child (thank you mom for keeping those!)
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The first little critters books and then tell you about is

We All Need Forgiveness
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Forgive each other because the Lord for gave you.
Colossians 3:13

This adorable book follows Littler Critter through a series of accidents where he asked for forgiveness…but when the tables are turned he finds it more difficult to forgive and move on. He has hurt his friends but is it too late?

This book does a fantastic job of relaying the importance of forgiveness to small children.

My twins wanted to talk about each event in the book and tell why it was important to ask for forgiveness and forgive…it was precious listening to then talk about it with each other!

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Next is…

Being Thankful”

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Thank the Lord because he is good. His love continues forever. Psalm 107:1

In this book Little Critter is struggling with wanting things he doesn’t have. He sees things that his friends have that he doesn’t and he gets mad! After spending time with his grandparents he realizes that he is a lucky little critter and needs to be thankful for everything he has…because he has a lot more than a lot of others. Little Critter even get to help teach his little to be thankful for what she has.

The twins LOVED this book so much! They wanted to tell me all the things they are thankful for. This book couldn’t have come at a better time, they have recently starting to say “I want” and “I need” an awful lot. This book contributed to stopping that want want want mentality in its tracks (thank you Lord!)

I absolutely love that these two books are board books, I love the extra sturdiness of them.

If you have little ones {children, grand kids, nieces/nephews} I recommend adding these adorable books to your bookshelf!

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