Monday, December 20, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Beautiful, Original Jewelry at a Great Price!

Wait to you see this beautiful jewelry by Gina!  Check it out!

Monday, December 6, 2010

The LifeDiscipler: A Great Gift for your Gadget Gurus and everyone else on your Christmas List!

The LifeDiscipler: It’s just a simple, little gadget, small enough to fit in your back pocket or your purse, and fits comfortably in the palm of your hand.  But as small it is,  contained in this tiny device are 1500 of the Bible’s life-changing, God-breathed, and powerful Scripture verses that you can keep close to you all day long.  The LifeDiscipler is so simple to use, I was able to figure it out without breaking open the directions, making it a great gift for anyone - from your favorite Gadget Gurus to your electronic novices.  

I love gadgets, so when I received my free LifeDiscipler to review, I was excited to open it up and get my hands on it.  Of course, I’m not required to write a positive review of this little item, but it just so happens that I think its a pretty cool Christmas gift to give.  Here’s what I love about it:

1. It has an alarm you can set to go off at 15, 30, and 60 minute intervals to remind you to read the Scripture verse that it is giving you.  You can set the alarm to loud, soft, or off.  When the alarm goes off, you just push the button, and read your verse. So easy!
2.  There are forty four different subjects covered by the LifeDiscipler.  You can choose a single topic to focus on, or you can choose the LifeDiscipler to pick random topics.    
3.  You can scroll through the verses, choose verses to add to your ‘favorites’ or ‘memorize’ categories, and change the text size with just a push of a button.  
4.  You can get customized covers for your youth group, church, or business.  
5.  You can’t delete it, crash it, or update it.  It is self-contained and you don’t ever need to attach it to a computer.  

What I don’t love:
1.  The screen is a basic LCD screen - it looks kind of like the old, greenish iPod screens.
2.  It doesn’t have a back-light.

So while there are two features of the LifeDiscipler that I don’t LOVE, I have to admit that they are a pretty small trade-off to keep the price-point on the lower side and to seriously extend the battery life.  

I certainly would love to open my stocking on Christmas Morning and find a LifeDiscipler waiting inside.  And at a price of just $29.99, I would even be tempted to purchase one for my own stocking!  But seriously, this is a great little gadget that will help keep God’s Word in your mind and close to your heart all day long, making it an invaluable tool to assist you in your Christian walk.  They make great gifts for everyone on your list because we ALL need some extra help in this busy time to stay close to God’s Word.  To order, visit and enter the code “GROW20” for twenty percent off of your LifeDiscipler purchase through December 30th, 2010.  
Merry Christmas and God Bless!


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Fear Not!

Fear Not!  Christmas Musical, presented by Bethany United Methodist Church.  

My Christmas Wishlist

My Christmas Wishlist
I love all that glitters: tinsel, chandelier earrings, silver eye shadow, and yes, of course, gold. I especially love the metallic hues popping up in eye shadows this season.  I also love the return of the nieties punk ediginess, mixed in with a big dose of modern day glamour, and a touch of eighties fashion. Sure, it's a lot of retro-ness, but swirl it together and you've got a look that is right now. Here's what' on my Christmas beauty wish list this year. (Hint, hint,Santa, are you reading this? After all, I haven't been all that naughty....)

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

"Homeless for the Holidays" is a movie the entire family can watch and enjoy together.

This is real. This is happening all around us, to real people. “Homeless for the Holidays” is a heartwarming movie, based on a true story, that will get you in the spirit of Christmas. In the movie, a corporate climbing, money-loving, executive, Jack Baker, gets the pink slip for a crime he never committed. Things spiral out of his financial control as bill collectors call, his utilities are shut off one by one, and his car is repossessed. Jolted out of the doldrums by his loving wife, he is humorously humiliated by taking a job at a burger joint to futilely try and make his expensive ends meet. The entire family frets over what their Christmas will be like.

This movie is endearingly reminiscent of humble church Christmas pageants, with expressive, old-fashioned narration and unique videography that lets you look straight into the lives and hearts of these down to earth folks. This budget film uses interesting and engaging characters, humor, warmth, and love to give us a glimpse of the real meaning of Christmas. This is a movie the entire family can watch and enjoy together. After watching “Homeless for the Holidays,” you’ll be moved to set your priorities straight and focus on the ones you love this Christmas. At least, I was.

*Please note, I was given a free copy of “Homeless for the Holidays” for review purposes. I was not in any way obligated to post a positive review.

Visit for more about the movie and for purchasing information.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Don't Let Your Hands Give Away Your Age!

Keep Your Hands Looking Young
Helpful tips to keep your hands looking as youthful as your face.
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Monday, October 25, 2010

Old Hymns or New Worship Songs?

Which is Better: Hymns or Worship Songs?
Thoughts on the age old "battle" between contemporary and traditional worship music.
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Friday, October 22, 2010

Really Woolly Bible Stories

Really Woolly Bible Stories by Bonnie Rickner Jensen, is a collection of select Bible stories set in light-hearted, rhythmic rhyme.   The illustrations, by Julie Sawyer Phillips, are warm and fuzzy interpretations of the Bible stories, set along side adorable pictures of a Really Woolly style lamb, bunny, and duckling.  This board book is a fun way to reinforce or introduce small children to such stories as Creation, Noah’s Ark, Abraham, Joseph, Jonah, and of course, Jesus.  If your family loves the Really Woolly sheep, then they will certainly enjoy this interpretation of famous Bible Stories.    

Each short poem in this little book has its own illustration and Scripture passage reference.  The stories can be read individually, for younger children with shorter attention spans, or all at once for a fun overview of God’s Word.  The poems are creatively written and focus on God’s provision and love.  Certainly these poems would help stir a toddler’s imagination and understanding of God and Jesus.   

My only complaint about Really Woolly Bible Stories is that the book appears to be written for toddlers and young children, but includes some difficult vocabulary words such as “heralded” and “plight” which might be a bit tricky for a youngster to understand.  

Naturally, this book has been road tested by my three year old son, and his opinion of this book counts more than mine.  He was delighted by the Really Woolly Sheep and his little friends, and made up stories about what the animals were doing throughout the book.  While my favorite stories were the renditions of the Creation Story and the Ten Commandments, my little guy was most excited to hear and see the stories about Jesus.  he thoroughly enjoyed the book, and I’m sure that we will read it again and again.  After hearing the closing prayer and seeing the picture of the sleeping animals, he remarked happily, "Sheep and bunny sleeping, Night Night!”

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Free Gift From Mark!

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Fall Hairstyles for Teenage Girls

Hottest Hairstyle for Teenage Girls in the Lehigh Valley, Pa
Read on to discover the hot hairstyle for teens and young women for fall 2010 in the Lehigh Valley. Find out which celebrity stylist thinks it the most flattering cut for all women.
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Friday, October 1, 2010

Piano Practice for Beginners

How Much Time Should a Beginner Student Practice the Piano?
Why "a little bit on most days" is enough practice time for a beginner piano student.
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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Outlive Your Life

I  fully expected that Max Lucado’s latest book, Outlive Your Life, would completely change mine.  I eagerly opened the book, looking for something within its pages to crumble my complacency and fulfill my long-lost longings to make this world a better place.  I desperately wanted something to quell my greatest fear: that life would one day pass me by and I will have done nothing more than twitter it away.  I couldn’t put the book down, as I looked for that single secret which would transform my ordinary life into something extraordinary and usable by God.  Admittedly, I didn’t find that secret, because it truly doesn’t exist.  But what I found instead was something much better and much more real.   

Max Lucado has a particular gift in writing.  He has the ability to make you feel so good when things are so bad, as well as an uncanny way of relating the Holy Scripture to our daily lives.  In  Outlive Your Life, Max uses a snapshot of the world we live in, with gut-wrenching statistics of poverty, hunger, and despair, to tug on our heartstrings until it has our stomach in knots and our hearts bursting with compassion.  Then, gently and lovingly, he shows us in God’s Living Word what needs to be done and why it is our responsibility to do it.  Best of all, Max plants seeds of hope that we - together as Christians, with God’s power - can truly change this world and affect our friends, our neighborhoods, and our culture for Christ.  

He says, “God has given this generation, our generation, everything we need to alter the course of human suffering.”  He says that, collectively, we have all of the resources at our disposal to put an end to poverty and hunger.  I was completely amazed to read that ending this kind of suffering is completely possible.  A reality just waiting to happen.  And although they certainly have their place, this isn’t a shot-in-the-arm, let’s all join hands and sing “Kumbaya” kind of a book.  This is a book about getting down and dirty, complete with calloused knees, and eyes that are swollen from weeping for the lonely and the destitute.  It’s about completely accepting God’s love and forgiveness in our own lives so that we can see the hurt and the needs in others’ lives and take action.  

Outlive Your Life is overflowing with Scripture, statistics, and amazing stories.  Each chapter closes with a Scripture to meditate on and a prayer to make your own.  The book itself closes with a discussion and action guide to help you move from hope to action.  And to get the movement started, Max Lucado has donated all of the proceeds from this book and it’s related products to World Vision, “a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.” (  What an amazing way to take action and make a difference in this world.  

If you want your life to make a difference.  If you have ever in your life wanted to change the world.  If you want to share the Grace and blessings that God has given you, then you need to read Max Lucado’s Outlive Your Life.  Read it and receive hope.  Turn that hope into action.  And your life will be changed forever.  

Sunday, September 26, 2010

How to Start Your Own Makeup Business

How to Start Your Own Make Up Business
Simple steps to help you start your very own makeup business.
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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fall Hairstyles for Men and Teens

The Modern Fade and the Faux-Hawk
The Modern Fade and The Faux-Hawk are replacing the men's shag as the hot haircjavascript:void(0)ut for teenage boys in the Lehigh Valley. Read on to find out what it is and how to wear it.
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A Great Deal from E.L.F.!

Buy One Get One 50% off Site-wide through 10/12!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Your Money God's Way, by Amie Streater

   In a time of economic struggles, our emotions and our stress about money run high. Whether you are a financial guru or a budding budgeter, “Your Money God’s Way” by Amie Streater will help you understand the seven money myths that keep you from being where you want to be financially. Using concrete examples, Biblical principals, Scripture, and a dose of humor, Amie gets to the root of the problem: our hearts. She helps her readers wade through their ‘Conterfeit Convictions’ and replace them with Timeless Truths from God’s Word. Each chapter includes a prayer, a review of the most important information in the chapter, and solution steps that you can take towards a better financial future. Amie also includes a suggested series of budgets to reach financial independence, and explains each budget and budget item. Amie has a big heart for people struggling financially, but isn’t afraid to tell the honest, simple truth. The book is clear and easy to read. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to better their finances. It let me wanting to hear more, specific information from Amie herself.

How to Style Your Hair into Loose Waves

How to Style Your Hair into Loose Waves
Loose, slightly disheveled waves are the "in" look for fall. Here's how to achieve it using Pantene Pro V products.
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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Monday, September 6, 2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

One Hand, Two Hands

  One Hand, Two Hands by Max Lucado is a lovable children’s book about serving others.  It shows children and adults alike, through lyrical rhymes and joy-filled illustrations by Gaby Hansen, some good clean fun and some wonderful acts of service that we can do with our own two hands and our ten fingers.  This delightful book isn’t preachy or pouty, it’s encouraging and fun for children of all ages.  

My three year old son and I enjoyed reading One Hand, Two Hands together.  He was spell-bound by the smiling characters, the bouncy rhymes written in language that he could understand, and the concrete, age-appropriate ideas that he could use to serve others.  I adored this book as much as my son did, and I am sure that we will read it together many times over.    

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I review for BookSneeze

Does your makeup look like this?

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What are your best tips for keeping your cosmetics clean and tidy?

Great Solutions for Gray Hair

Great Solutions for Gray Hair
Five ways to color and enhance senior, gray hair.
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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Gaga Eyes

How to Achieve Lady Gaga's Cat Eye Makeup
Simple steps to apply Lady Gaga's cat eye look and make it your own.
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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Avoid Eye Shadow Fall Out

How to Prevent Eye Shadow from Falling onto Your Cheeks
Solutions to eye makeup fall out - or- how to prevent eye shadow from falling onto under-eye area when applying.
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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Cover Girl Simply Ageless Serum Primer and Foundation

CoverGirl Simply Ageless Serum Primer and Foundation
I am happy that they chose someone more 'normal' to represent their Simply Ageless Foundation. Ellen looked so good that I had to run out to Walmart and purchase the products she was advertising.
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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Summer Colors and How to Wear Them

Three Trendy Colors for Summer and How to Wear Them
Turquoise, white, and plum are the "it" colors this summer. Here's how to wear them without looking like a slave to fashion.
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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Monday, April 26, 2010

Sephora 5 in 1 Color Play Pallette

Sephora Color Play Five in One Palette
Sephora has just introduced their Color Play 5 in 1 limited edition set. It's not just one large palette, it's actually five mini pop-out palettes in one.
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Sunday, April 25, 2010

big sexy hair demo

Paul Mitchel had some really cool things going on

The Matrix demo at Fashion Focus

I'm on an adventure! :-)

I'm on an adventure! :-)



Read the Bible in 90 Days

This is a great way to jump into Scripture and spend time in God's Presence. It's a pretty big commitment for 3 months, but well worth it. I've been working at it since April 1st, and although I'm terribly behind schedule, I find it's already changing my attitudes, my actions, my prayer time, and my commitment to Christ. Even though I'm behind the suggested schedule, I just keep plugging away. I'm not sure if I'll try to catch up or just extend my reading plan. We'll see! Check it out for yourself! :)




Friday, April 23, 2010

A Review of TIGI's "Dirty Secret" Dry Shampoo from the Rockaholic Line
"Dirty Secret" from TIGI's latest line of hair products called, "Rockaholic" is a great fix for those of us who don't want to spend time shampooing our own heads every day.
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Physician's Formula, Bamboo Wear Product Review
The idea is simple - the makeup, either a silky face powder or bronzer - fits neatly into a reusable bamboo compact. Not only is there less waste, but the compact itself is made out of a sustainable material.
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