Wednesday, October 22, 2014

I’m Just Having One of Those Days…


There are plenty of chores to be done around my house..

But I’m thinking that a few minutes out in the sun reading a good book would be nice about now.

Looks like the chores will just have to wait.

Ahhh, this beautiful Florida Fall weather is going to be  HUGE distraction for me.

How about you? Does the outside just seem to be calling you to come enjoy life?

Ok, that’s it.. I’m grabbing a book and I’m out of here.. at least for a few minutes.

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

High Five Naturals Cooking Gloves

Ok. First things first..

Are these not the craziest, but coolest things you have ever seen?


Ok. Now onto the review.

I was sent these crazy looking gloves from High Five Naturals to try out in exchange for my honest review.

My first thoughts on trying them on were that they are very much on the bulky side. They don’t bend easily which, when you’re trying to grab a cookie sheet out of the oven can be a little difficult, but doable.


But you CAN hold said cookie sheet for quite a long time before feeling any kind of heat.

I tried using them to grab a hot handled pot and ended up having to grab a different pot holder, but later when I need to take out a chicken (yes I eat chicken every once and awhile … it was organic) from the rotisserie, it was great having these gloves to be able to just grab the chicken and than slide it off the spit.


All in all, are they greatest kitchen gloves ever, well… no.

But they do come in handy when handling certain items, they are really easy to keep clean, and they are reasonably priced at $17.95 on Amazon.

Inscribed ~ A Collection of Studies by Women

Back in March, I had the great pleasure of being able to review the first few books in the new Inscribed series. Now, I’ve been given the opportunity to share with you another new and beautiful set of books, designed and written just for women.

Inscribed is a collection of studies that lead women not to just survive but thrive by encouraging them to immerse themselves in the person of Christ. ~Inscribed Studies

The most recent set of books to be added to this collection are Just Rise Up by Sarah Francis Martin, Inseparable by Ashley Linne, and Barren Among the Fruitful by Amanda Hope Haley.

Each of these books take on different subjects. Some that we all can relate to, as in Just Rise Up and it’s motivating women to live life differently by making Jesus famous in all aspects of their life and Inseparable, with it’s encouraging women to live confidently and securely in Christ.

But than there is Barren Among the Fruitful, this one is beautifully written to those women who have or are facing infertility or miscarriage. A sensitive subject, but dealt with such tender care and love.

All three of these new books are so encouraging. They would be great for a general self study or even for a small group.

Here is more information and detail for you on each book:

Just RISE UP!A Call to Make Jesus Famous

By Sarah Francis Martin
Published by Thomas Nelson
It is common to look at our faith as something that just “is”. It’s not strong, nor is it weak; it’s simply a part of us. But faith is something we desire to strengthen. It is a vital relationship with our Lord that should be nurtured, celebrated, and shouted from the rooftops as the most incredible gift we will ever receive.
Just RISE UP! is a call to do just that. This invigorating study motivates women to do life differently by making Jesus famous in all aspects of life. Many have the itch to make a difference with their lives but don’t know how. By living a life of praise, with a humble posture and a Kingdom perspective, women will step into their life purpose. With Just RISE UP! readers will evaluate their present stance before the Lord and become excited to RISE UP! and take their place in the Kingdom to make the name of Jesus renowned.
Features include:
  • Snippets of conversations with Sarah’s readers
  • Journaling prompts to help the reader dig deeper
  • Questions to facilitate dialogue
About the Author
Sarah Francis Martin has a passion to do life and ministry with women and encourage them to RISE UP! and make Jesus famous in every part of life. Sarah is a graduate of Texas A&M University and Charles Colson's Centurions discipleship program, an intense study of biblical worldview. Read more from Sarah in her book Stress Point: Thriving Through Your Twenties In A Decade Of Drama. (Thomas Nelson 2012)

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