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Blessings, Katie              


Greater Than Gold {Book Review}

November 29, 2016

Still have some Olympic fever going on around our house so I was happy to be able to read Greater Than Gold by David Boudia, Olympic Gold Medalist. 

David share a lot about his childhood in the book, the struggles he faced as a teen and young adult, and ultimately find Jesus along the way and how it changed is outlook on life. He candidly shares how his focus in the beginning was on winning and being known by others, but once he accepted Jesus his focus was on Him and how he could use his talents and how he could bless others. He does share his struggles, even after this first step of acceptance, but ultimately knowing Whose he was.

This book was published this year, but prior to the Summer 2016 Olympics, so you will not find anything in the book about that, which was a little disappointing, the book was a good read, even with out it.

I was given a copy of this book by BookLook Bloggers to review. All opinions are 100% mine.
 

Personalized Coffee Mug $6.98 Shipped

November 10, 2016


As the holidays approach, I am hoping to give you some tips and deals to be able to shop wisely. York photo has a nice deal running right now. Create a personalized mug for only $.99 and shipping will be $5.99. A great deal and a nice gift to cross off your list! Click the banner above to get started. This offer expires November 20th. Use the code HMUG at checkout



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Ebates - A Must for Holiday On Line Shopping

November 4, 2016


Hi guys, with the holidays approaching I wanted to remind you about Ebates. Click on the image above and sign up today for free and get a free $10 just for signing up! They have made it even easier to use now too. Use their Google Chome add on and Ebates will know when you are visiting a site that is eligible for cash back for free! I added it to my computer and earned cash back for shopping at Bath & Body Works.

If you have any questions on how this works, let me know by clicking on the title...
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Pallet Word Art - Low Cost Way to Decorate

September 23, 2016

I wanted to share with you our latest wood project. With this project, we went and got a free pallet from Lowes Improvement store. Here is how we created this look:

1) My husband took the pallet apart
2) He used two other pieces of wood on nailed them into the back of the piece running the other direction, creating one solid piece.
3) I painted the front and sides of all the boards a white semi gloss color (something I already had on hand)
4) I then applied a coat of dark colored stain (left over...
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Installing A Wood Wall - The Easy Way!

September 17, 2016


We recently completed our wood wall in our living/dining room and I wanted to share and give you some tips we found along the way.

We looked on line at a lot of tutorial's on wood walls. I was surprised at how many different techniques there are. In the end you need to do what will work best for your budget and skill set. We found the following possibilties: 

Wood
Use reclaimed Wood (wood you find from old fences, etc.)
Use pallet wood
Purchase New Wood (this is what we did)

Installation Method
Put ...
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Life of the Party {Review}

September 16, 2016


The minute I saw this book, Life of the Party, by Bob Kealing, I knew I had to read it! I am a fan of the 1950"s and have been to my fair share of Tupperware parties, and could not wait to learn more about Brownie Wise. She was President of Tupperware during part of the 1950's and really was a big reason for their success in the early years. 

I loved all the pictures scattered throughout the book and just learning more about how Tupperware began. I will be honest and say that at times it lost ...
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The Things We Knew {Book Review}

August 14, 2016
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Hi everyone, back with another book review! I like to mix up my fiction and non-fiction ready as much as possible and decided to choose Catherine West's The Things We Knew.

The story centers around a family from Nantucket, and most specifically around the youngest sister, Lynette. Family history she cannot remember, an old love that is back in the picture and ailing parents, makes this a great summer read! It has everything you would want, but with a spiritual bend that makes it refreshing. 

It...
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The Queen of Katwe {review}

July 24, 2016
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I have a passion for true stories. Can't turn one down in book or movie form. I was asked to review The Queen of Katwe and to let you know about the upcoming Disney movie based on this book - coming out September 23rd!

I will be honest and say that the beginning of the book was a little confusing. After a short introduction to Phiona Mutesi, you are introduced to people that you are not sure of how they fit in the story and why you are learning about them. Once the book introduces us to Robert...
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What to do when life gets too busy?

July 11, 2016
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I wanted to check in, it has been 2 months since I have posted something, way too long! When I started Momsfunmoney.com I was a stay-at-home mom, homeschooling my 2 children. Fast forward and I now have a full time job. Love my job, but it means less time available to write here. 

Have you been there, when life just changes? Whether it is an unexpected move, sick parents or children, you just learn to adapt, right? I truly believe the job I have now is not really about me. God put me in the ri...
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Review - That's Not Hay in My Hair

May 10, 2016
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I had the chance to review what I believed to be a Young Adult book, That's Not Hay in My Hair. Come to find out, it really is a book more for the middle school aged crowd. It is a cute story, written by Juliette Turner, who herself is only 17, and is the story of a 5th grade girl who moves from New York City to Texas. With that moves comes all the trails of learning to live on a farm, in the middle of no where. For the author being so young, it is pretty well written, but did find some ideas...
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