Tuesday, May 31, 2016

#WiseGuys Christian Book Giveaway #flyby

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It's interesting how much weight gets thrown upon our shoulders by the standards of the world. Women are supposed to do this, this, and this (whatever that may be), and we sometimes complain about getting overwhelmed, and everyone understands...life can be/get stressful . But men have preconceived notions to live up to too. Society, work, family and even friends all seem to have a certain ideal about what our men should or should not do. We expect a whole lot out of our guys, and the world does too. Sometimes I'm sure they could use a little help in finding ways to cope, though if your fellas are like the men in my life, they may not be all that vocal about it. I swear I've seen both of my grown sons take on some pretty heft amounts of stressful weight, and neither one of them peeped so much as an ounce of complaint (unless they did so to each other when no one else was around, because thankfully they are best friends too). :)

Kent Evans, along with Rob Suggs have written a spiritual-based book that can help provide some insight and guidance to the men in your life. It makes for a pleasant read too. 

The book is written in a conversational tone and uses examples and situations men can easily relate to in their own lives. It's an easy read that is jam-packed with wisdom, experience, and real life-applying techniques for men. It's a resource they can turn to time and time again, and I have gifted it to my nephew, who I know will use and love it. He's a new daddy too, so you can believe he gets his bouts with being overwhelmed. Happy? Undoubtedly yes...but still overwhelmed. His wife and baby girl have a lot of expectations for the family leader he now has to be, and though he's stepped up to the plate and is doing beautifully, I know a little resource writing to turn to could be a very welcome thing.

Men are to be the leaders in our families and many are but some get weighed down with that expectation.  This book will help you to understand God’s plan for men better and in turn would make a great book to pass onto the guys in your life!  Our sons will be fathers and husbands some day.  How can we help them along in becoming the men God intended them to be? 
“I’ve always defined true ministry as the process of walking through something with God and then being vulnerable enough to turn around and walk someone else through, too. Kent’s infectious passion to develop Christ-like men is evident in his writing and you will be both challenged and inspired by this collection of characteristic profiles of men who have gone before to show the way. Bravo, Kent. You are walking us through.” Mark Hancock, award-winning writer and Chief Executive Officer of Trail Life USA

If you want to order a copy, you can do that here: Amazon (not an affiliate link). If you want to try to win one, enter below. US entrants only.

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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Tommie Copper Compression Wear for Summer!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

Tommie Copper is one of those brands that you hear about all of the time because the word of mouth is so good. Literally everyone I know who has tried a Tommie Copper item raves about it.

Photo Courtesy of Tommie Copper
Tommie Copper excels in making compression wear that is stylish and comfortable to wear too. Take this Women's Compression Camisole with Straps for instance. The compression is not visible. When you look at it, it appears to be just a stylish tank. It's oh so much more than that though. My sister-in-law has been wearing hers for a couple of weeks now (not non-stop, she does take it off to wash it ;) ), and she says it's so wonderful for making her back feel good!! Her back doesn't feel good most of the time, so for her, that is a very big deal. 

Photo Courtesy of Tommie Copper
The cami comes in five different colors: black, white, nude, calypso and orchid. The thin straps are adjustable and so comfortable you forget that they're there. For a nice compression on your torso all day long, this is the perfect camisole to wear.

Our comfortable and flattering camisole combines shape with style. The adjustable shoulder straps provide a fully customizable fit for any body shape, while the reduced thickness leaves no lines - even under silk. With soft elastic around the neck & armholes and just a hint of spandex for an ideal fit, it feels velvety soft and luxurious against your skin. It's designed to sit high on the hip so it won't ride up and to flatter & shape underneath all clothing, while still providing full torso compression for support & relief.
  • Adjustable shoulder straps for custom fit
  • Reduced profile straps show no lines
  • Soft elastic around neck and armholes for comfort
  • Feels luxurious against the skin
  • Compression helps relieve everyday aches & pains

Photo Courtesy of Tommie Copper

The Tommie Copper Women's Shaping Compression Leggings are the perfect fit to go along with the camisole. Wear them on their own or underneath your clothing. My SIL usually wears these pants alone. Sometimes though, she wears them under her work clothing, especially when she knows she's in for a long work day and going to need that extra support. 

The length of the leggings is nice.
You can see here they go all the way down to my sister-in-laws's ankles.
The length of these women's compression leggings is nice, going all the way down to her ankles. I love the little Tommie Copper branding on the bottom too. Nice little flash of bling. :)

Photo Courtesy of Tommie Copper
The Women's Shaping Compression Legging contours to fit your body and has attractive seaming stitched in. They are breathable, which makes them ideal for day-long wear and they are very comfortable too! The higher waist helps ensure they won't roll down when you're being active.

Our Shaping Compression Legging features a contoured design for a flattering form fit that smooths and shapes without sacrificing comfort. Targeted compression at the waist, butt, thigh and knee provides invigorating support, while the higher waistband and contoured side seams comfortably sculpt your curves.
  • Comfortable compression at the thigh, knee and calf for invigorating, all-day support
  • Curved back panel lifts and flatters your natural curves
  • Contoured side seams shape the body
  • High waistband flattens the tummy
  • Hidden key/phone pocket
  • Breathable gusset crotch

Both of these items are worth their weight in gold. They are very valuable additions to amp up your daily wardrobe. If you're in the market for compression wear, nobody does it like Tommie Copper. Highly recommended.

You can learn more about these items and more by visiting the Tommie Copper website. You can also follow along on Facebook and/or Twitter.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Cush Cushion with Memory Foam for you Bottom! 10% off Purchase!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are genuine and my own.

The Cush Cushion is something that can be used every single day! This cushion has an instant relief Coccyx cut-out that suspends your tailbone. It also has a comfort to the ergonomically designed cushion that eliminates point pressure, assists in correcting posture, and helps distribute support evenly...allowing you to sit for longer periods of time and feel better while you do. I don't sit at a computer all day anymore, but when I wasn't working I blogged a lot, and that's hard on the back sometimes. A Cush Cushion would help.

 A good friend of mine has a hard time sitting in her car too long. She's put a Cush Cushion on her car seat, and it's helped! Now I want to get one for one of my oldest boy who has a chronic problem with various body parts, thanks to an accident he had awhile back. I'm considering it...I'm sure it would help, but he's young still and will probably tell me he doesn't sit still for very long (which he doesn't). Maybe I'll let him fall in love with mine first and then get him one of his own. ;)

I like this Cush cushion because it's comfy, but I also like that it doesn't let me get into my all-too-familiar slouch position while I'm sitting or working. That in turn, definitely helps alleviate discomfort in my lower back resulting from bad posture. It's amazing how many ways one bad habit (such as a lack of straight posture) can ill-affect so many other areas! It's amazing too, how one simple invention like this, can counteract what you may be inadvertently doing to yourself!

This Cush Cushion is good for both in and outside of the house. The non-slip underside keeps it securely in place. That makes it good for taking with you when you travel or are attending an event outside of your home.

The 100% high-grade memory foam doesn't go flat over time like other brands, and the product has a zippered, removeable cover for washing. PLUS the Cush Cushion has a 100% money-back guarantee. So what's not to love?!

You can find out more about the Cush Cushion by visiting their website.

If you're ready to buy now, you can purchase one here.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Orlando LBV is an Great Place to Stay! #Disney Good Neighbor Hotel!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

We shouldn't have been so late, and it was entirely no one's fault but my own. The kids were antsy, they wanted to go to Orlando. ;)  We left home so late that it was very much the p.m. by the time we arrived the Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Orlando / Lake Buena Vista.

We do not live super close to Orlando. In fact, it is a few hours away, so when we did finally pull in, the hotel was in 'relax' mode. It was still grand though, even with the 'careful, it's wet' fold outs strategically placed around the entryway. 

Then to make matters worse (for the kids), I started poking around to see what they offered. The kids wanted to go right to the room. They both love exploring hotel rooms. It's like being on an adventure! I get it, but I knew the room would keep. 

The first area I discovered was the information room. Oh how I loved this room!

Not your average brochure room, this one had a table that wrapped around the walls, and chairs so you could sit down and do some planning. If the kids weren't already in a hurry, I could have spent some time in that room, let me tell you!

There was a stamp machine in there too, which I thought was a nice touch. It's always more fun to send postcards from the destination and a stamp machine meant you didn't have to go to the post office to do so.

I wanted to look around more, but the kids assured me I could do so later. ;)  I obliged and took them to explore the rooms. Inside we found a bedroom with two queen-sized beds. Very comfortable beds, I might add too.

The next morning we decided to 'close Disney down!"

Close it down we did, but oh our aching feet!! These beds were amazing for getting some much needed rest, for our bodies and our tootsies!!

There was a chair at the end of one bed, and a flat screen TV on the bureau. We didn't use this, but it was nice to have the option if we had wanted it. There was a closet in the room too, with an iron and an ironing board.

The bathroom had two rooms with closing doors. The dressing area and the bathroom itself. This was nice because it meant showers could be taken while my teen did her make-up. Otherwise little man and I might have been waiting forever and day to get our respective turns in that bathroom...and that would not have been cool at all, we had Disneying to do!! :)

The living room area of the suite, and know that ALL of the rooms at the Hawthorn are suites, had seating , a coffee table (with more information on display about the area) and another flat screen TV.

The dining area was small, but perfect for our needs since it was just the three of us for this trip. 

The room service menu was extensive.

The menu for room service was extensive and chock full of delicious options. There were kids meals available too. Had we been staying longer than the weekend, we might have used the room service. We weren't in the room much though, since we did a double day at area amusement parks. 

A full-sized refrigerator, counter-top stove, microwave and all the utensils you
could possibly need were inside of the suite.

The room had a countertop stove, microwave, full refrigerator and freezer, and all of the items you might need to cook. If you look carefully, you can see the coffee pot in the right-hand corner there too.

There were dishes, glasses, paper towels, and more. There was also a dishwasher to use if we needed it. We did use the kitchen a couple of times. I rinsed our dishes and put them in the sink to load the dishwasher later. When we came back from the park the first full day we were there, housekeeping had done the dishes for us. Woohoo, delightful. I could get used to someone else doing our dishes. ;)

There was plenty of silverware for serving and eating.

There were specialty items and gadgets too. Really everything you could need to make a meal in the kitchen. 

The Complimentary Hot Breakfast Options Changed Daily!

While we're discussing food, let me tell you there was a complimentary huge, hot breakfast each morning. The items were different each day too. I like that they switched it up. Above you see but a small sampling of all that was offered. I'm partial to pancakes and my daughter likes sausage, so we were both delighted. There were also eggs, potatoes, cereal, bagels, fresh fruit and more...lots more!

The coffee never ran out.

The hot coffee was replenished often, and when you're running on restful (but not a lot of) sleep, this hot beverage is a necessity, not a bonus. ;)

This was the oatmeal station (yum!)

There were so many choices on each and every table (there were several tables), including this sweet set-up for my oatmeal. We were all happy to have the hot breakfast. It was a leisurely way to start our soon to be very busy day.

Seating just outside of the breakfast area
The lobby area was full of seating options. which was nice if you finished your breakfast first in the adjoining, open room. 

Forgot something? No worries, they have a store. :)
Hawthorn Suites took so many things into consideration for their guests. This little area to buy items was a handy touch. There were cosmetic, medical and food items. There were also cold drinks!

Game Room

the kids had a game room, 

Considerations Everywhere!

and there was even a pay phone!! I laughed but let me tell you, it was hard to get a picture of it because it was always in use.  Funny, right?!!

Business Center with Computer, Printer and Seating
The rooms had free WiFi, but if you needed it there was a rather large business area that had  a lot of seating, a few computers and a printer. It was very much like an office setting, and a great place to get necessary work done while the rest of the family played, if that was something that had to be done (thankfully that was not the case for me this trip, but...been there, done that).

Ample, comfortable seating.
Like I noted before, there was no shortage of seating. This little area here had a group of people playing a card game at one point, and I thought that was pretty cozy. They were laughing it up and having a grand old time too.

View from our Room
The pool area was full of thoughtful design and amenities too!! In addition to the awesome (heated) swimming pool itself, there was also a jacuzzi, ample seating...

Heated Pool with Drop-In Chair
a chair that lowered into the pool, a shaded (roofed) area, a gazebo, 

Pool Float for Guest Use
and they even had a float in the pool (kid not included, he's mine ;) ).

Grills for Cooking
Barbeque grills were placed in the shade,

Basketball Court in the Pool Area
and there was even a basketball court for the kids (or adults!) to play. I don't think I've ever seen a basketball hoop at a hotel. Such a grand idea!

Lots of seating by the pool that was shaded or not, your choice.
If you wanted seating in the sun, or the shade, everywhere you looked they had chaise lounges and umbrella tables and chairs.

Large conference room space
A conference room was just steps from the pool, and it had a high person capacity to be sure. Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham was a great option for our weekend family vacation. It would also be ideal for an extended vacation, and/or for hosting a business conference (def. a great spot for a blog conference or event! Just saying. :) ).

Hmm, there is something (actually two somethings) unusual about this poster.
Do you see what I see? :)

This stand-up poster was right next to the elevator. DO YOU NOTICE TWO UNUSUAL things about it? Hint, one is 17 and on the left, the other is 8 and on the right. ;) Silly kiddos. :)

Buy your Disney World park tickets on site!

And, speaking of posters, this large one was in the foyer. It was a good reminder that you could buy your Disney tickets on-site if you wanted to do so. There was also a complimentary shuttle you could schedule, if you didn't want to drive. Like I said... considerations galore.

Parking is Plentiful and Free!
In fact, if you wanted to, you could just park your car when you got there, and not need it again until it was time to leave!

There were even things there that we didn't see or get to take advantage of, like the recreational area with a pool table, air hockey and foosball. If you go there on week days (we went for the weekend), you'll also find Social Hour with (2) complimentary adult drinks, and unlimited soft drinks. On Wednesdays, a light meal is always offered free... Manager's Reception..and you can get a complimentary hot dog or hamburger with an ice cold drink. Cool, right?! :)

We had a great stay at Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham in Orlando

If you are interested in learning more, the address is: 
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Orlando/Lake Buena Vista
8303 Palm Parkway
Orlando, FL 32836

If you're headed to Orlando, the Hawhtorn Suites by Wyndham is close to everything!! Highly recommended: great for singles, couples, families and  awesome for business too! You can learn more by visiting the website. You can also follow along on Facebook. Twitter, and/or G+.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Savings from Luvs and Ibotta! $100 American Express GC Giveaway! #ad #SharetheLuv

Disclosure: This review was made possible by iConnect and Luvs. I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions stated are 100% genuine and my own. 

Luvs is one of those brands you cheer about when you discover it. Their diapers are every bit as effective as other quality brands, but they're less expensive!! 

Check your Sunday newspaper (5/29) for high-value coupon savings!

This Sunday, May 29, 2016, there will be high value coupon savings for a Luvs' Diaper Pack in the coupon insert of the newspaper. Woohoo, get your scissors ready ladies (and gentlemen), saving money on the price of diapers is good...very good! Saving money on Luvs, which already cost less than premium brands is even better, it is a double dose of awesomeness. :)

Luvs with NightLock protection have large, refastenable stretch tabs, ultra leakage protection and they often offer high value savings like you see in the above example. They are a top-quality product that sells for less, and that is something that makes parents very happy. You don't want to mess around with quality when it comes to something like a diaper. ;)

With leak barrier leg gathers, a leakguard core, and their largest absorbency area ever, Luvs is making life easier for busy parents by helping to keep leaks in the diaper where they belong, so baby stays dry and comfortable. Luvs also has a money back guarantee!

The Ibotta app offers cash back on items you're already purchasing anyway!

Be sure to check out your Ibotta app too, where you currently can get a limited-time $3 rebate off of any boxed variety of Luvs that are 54ct. or higher. If you haven't heard of Ibotta, be sure to check it out. The Ibotta app is unique because it lets you choose what products you want to save on. You simply download the free app, sing up for the free account, and then being your searching. Look for brands you want to save on, create a shopping list and get to buying. Once you're all done, you show proof of purchase via the receipt. When the receipt is verified, you'll get your cash back. It's just that as simple as that, so why not start saving by getting cash back on items you're already purchasing anyway!

You can download the free Ibotta app for iOS here: 
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You can learn more about Luvs and Ibotta by visiting their websites. You can also follow them on social media:

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In addition to these two great ways to save, There's A Giveaway!

One lucky winner is going to get a $100 American Express Gift Card to call their very own. US entrants only.