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The Ice Castles of Minnesota!

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Check this out!!!! This is definitely a unique experience here in MN. Look at the beauty! It is an acre-sized, all-ice castle in Eden Prairie! They are open until March 7th, Sunday through Thursdays 2-9pm and Friday through Saturday 2-10pm.


These ice castles are amazing and feature archways, tunnels, slot canyons, ice slides, caverns, glacial waterfalls and a frozen throne! Now doesn't that sound fun!! Perfect for families to explore!

You can find the Ice Caves at: 17970 East Miller Parkway, Eden Prairie, MN 55347

Use code: "USFamily" for $2 Off here: http://icecastles.com/


I Love You To The Moon And Back

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This necklace is just beautiful in my opinion. I received this in perfect timing, seeing as Adora's what would have been due date is in a few days and I will wear it daily! The saying is so simple, yet so heart-felt, which makes it that much more special. 
I love how you can flip it either way because the writing is on both sides. This is perfect for just everyday use, seeing as if it flipped while wearing you would still see the writing. But it is also perfect for those who are left handed! I know I have struggled with necklaces made for those who are left-handed and I would think the feeling would be mutual.



The necklace is made of silver alloy and is very good quality. As you can see, the print is really attractive as well and easy to read. The chain is 23.6 inches and fits nicely! The chain is also adjustable so you can shorten it slightly. The gift box it comes in is very pretty, with champagne ribbon accent and made with black velvet. Very luxurious looking at a great price…

Getting Crafty

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So I don't have time to do crafts often and when I do them, they usually need to be quick! My time alone (or with Lawrence) at night is precious to me. I saw this craft on Facebook and thought it was a great idea for a Valentine gift for Lawrence! Here is what I did:

I took a wooden frame and took the glass out of it. You could also use a shadow box but I only wanted to use items I had at home already. I went on my computer and using Word, I created the font I wanted and printed the background on white, glossy photo paper. I took my crafting glue and glued the spoons on the paper and then put them into the picture frame and voila! Cute gift done in a jiffy.

The two spoons hanging next to it were Benjamin's gift to Lawrence for Valentine's day. He wanted my spoons but I didn't have more so I gave him his old baby spoons and he wrapped them with the batman Valentine's he created, one for himself and one for Lawrence. Too cute.

Just thought I would share for my DIY f…

Don't Let The Sun Go Down.....

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I am sure the majority of my readers have heard the scripture I am referring to in the title. This verse is found at Ephesians 4:26 and reads:

"In your anger do not sin. Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry." NIV Clarification! It does not tell us to not get angry. We all get angry. In fact, I used to be a very angry person. Just ask some of the people who knew me in my early 20's. I probably wasn't even pleasant to be around because I carried wounds and didn't let them go. It made me an extremely angry and bitter person. When I self reflect I can see how I have changed that and how far I have come.

See, when Jesus tells us to forgive others, it is not even necessarily for their good, but for ours. The reason we hold onto anger is because it makes us feel more in control of the situation. Also, there are instances in which we feel they do not even deserve forgiveness so we withhold it. In my circumstance, I stayed angry to keep myself safe from mo…

Rose Quartz Baby Bonding Bracelet Giveaway

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This Rose quartz bracelet is gorgeous, with 18 beads in all. It is called the Baby Bonding Bracelet because the Rose quartz is supposed to evoke greater love and affection between mother and child even during pregnancy. It also can be used as a nursing reminder by switching wrists after feeding to remember which side you last fed baby on. Great for pregnant or new moms and as a baby shower gift. Enter to win one for yourself or a loved one today!


This giveaway is hosted by Mom Junky and is limited to the U.S. for those 18+. Ends 3/19 at 11:59pm.

For the full review by Mom Junky click here.


Baby Bonding Bracelet

Cool Gel N Cap Giveaway

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With two adorable characters, Toby and Tulip, Cool Gel N Cap's help with those everyday ouchie's kids encounter. It includes the adorable cap and two gel packs that can be put in the microwave for warm therapy and can be placed in the freezer for anything requiring the cool touch.



These are an easy, hands-free method to give your child hot or cold relief from bumps and bruises and even headaches. For more information and on where to purchase, check out this review by Sweepstakes Diva.


This giveaway is hosted by Sweepstakes Diva and ends March 8th at 11:59pm. Get your entry in today!


Cool Gel N Cap
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#RefreshVoxBox

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Okay, I absolutely LOVE Influenster because they send me the best products to test out! The latest box I received is the #RefreshVoxBox and it is awesome!

In my fab box I received two bags of Beanitos chips (Nacho Cheese and Restaurant Style), Covergirl Ultrasmooth Foundation, L'OCCITANE Shea Butter Light Comforting Cream, Orgain Nutritional Shake coupon for a free shake, a Montagne Jeunesse Face Masque, Skinnygirl Nutrtion Bar, Listerine PocketPak, and DenTek flossers for kids and picks for adults.



I'll start with the Beanitos. They are flaky and delicious, though I can tell they are made with beans. But not bad overall. The nacho cheese had a slightly spicy flavor and it was super good! They are Non-GMO which is a HUGE seller for me, gluten free, corn free, no MSG, Certified Kosher, Vegan and high in fiber. They are a perfect replacement for the regular corn chip on the market.


Skinnygirl nutrition bars are a delicious snack bar for after a workout, or for anytime really. T…

Red Apple Lipstick Giveaway!!

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Enter to win this Red Apple Lipstick Giveaway hosted by Nonperfect Parenting! Ends 3/17/2015 at 3pm EST.


Red Apple Lipstick is formulated free of petroleum, GMO's, soy, corn, harsh chemicals and gluten. I also love that they don't test on animals or use animal by-products in their makeup. A lot of women don't realize the toxins they introduce to their bodies while using makeup. Conventional makeup is packed with synthetic ingredients, detergents, artificial colors, lead and harmful chemicals.

Red Apple Lipstick was started in 2007 by Jay Adam Harper. He designs each and every color himself, which I think is pretty cool! The colors are gorgeous and the products aren't only limited to lipstick! They also have mascara, eyeshadow, lip pencils and eyeliner.

Don't delay! Enter today! Some of this awesome makeup could be yours!

*Red Apple Lipstick is responsible for prize fulfillment.

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Encouragement

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One of those days...

We all have one of those days. Mine seem to be happening more and more. The sunshine in my darkness was that my mom and nephew were able to visit for this past weekend and it was a wonderful break from the everyday. Being able to take my mom to a great French restaurant for an early birthday celebration (she is a Valentine's baby) and see how far my nephew has come this past year was just amazing. Not to mention I found a beautiful bed set and sheets to match it at Kohl's on clearance for $111 and some change out the door with coupons my mom had!!! So exciting! My bed looks like it came out of a magazine right now! My new dishes are pretty awesome too. So it was a good weekend.
Enough about me though. For this post I wanted to challenge you all to do something. Over the past year I have been writing letters of encouragement to a few people as God lays them on my heart or sending a small gift just to show that someone is thinking of them, that they are impo…

Liebster Award Nomination!

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Thanks to The Homemaker-Mom, I was nominated for the Liebster Award. Thank you so much Suzie! I am greatly honored to even be considered for this award, let alone nominated.

1. Why did you decide to start a blog?

I decided to start blogging as a hobby. Being a stay at home mom, blogging is a way for me to express myself and interact with other people.

2. What is your favorite thing about blogging?
Meeting other blogger's! I have met some wonderful people already!

3. What is your biggest challenge in blogging?
Growing my audience has been a challenge. 
4. What is your favorite thing to cook?
Honestly, I love to cook anything! I absolutely enjoy cooking and trying new recipes!

5. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
I would travel to France. I have always wanted to see Paris and eat the amazing food! 
6. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a doctor so I could help people. 
7. What would be your dream job now?
I love office work, so I …