Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Eleventh Avenue - get an additional 15% off!



**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. 

Just when you think Eleventh Avenue's (formerly GroopDealz) pricing couldn't get any better, they surprise us with even more great savings! Now through April 3, Eleventh Avenue is giving you 15% off all items on EleventhAvenue.com.

Pick from Best Sellers to New Deals and everything in between. And when you're ready to checkout, use code Spring15 to get an extra 15% off! Go get to shopping so you don't miss out on these exclusive savings!


Check out some of these fantastic, fashion deals:

Light & Breezy Tunic Blouse




Sparkle Front Tops - 4 colours



Stripe and Solid Maxi Skirts - 4 styles




Tri-Blend Dolman Top - 11 colours



Boho Maxi Skirt - 43% off



And how about some fun items for your home?!

Shabby Chic Bottle Openers



Personalized Mahogany Cutting Board - wouldn't this make a great wedding or anniversary gift?




Personalized Zip Code Print - 60% off




Don't forget that these deals only last for a very short time, so don't delay if there is something that you're interested in!

Linking up: The Pleated Poppy, Reasons To DressJersey Girl Texan Heart

Blessings and love. xo

Monday, March 30, 2015

Holiday Time


Hi friends!

If you're wondering where my Weekly Menu Plan is, I'm sorry! I'm taking a little time off this week. Yes, we're still eating, of course, just not posting about it. I may post some things this week or I may not. It's Spring Break week for us, and I'm trying to take advantage of the actual "break" part of that term. We're not actually away on holiday. We're home and doing more of a "staycation" kind of week. I have a few extra projects lined up for myself around the house, as well.

If you're on Spring Break, as well, have a great one! 

Blessings and love. xo

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

What I Wore - Eleventh Avenue Fashion!


Good morning, Lovelies! It's a rainy day here in Virginia and a little on the cold side, but we are keeping our hope that the warmer temps will soon be here to stay.

Check out these fabulous fashion deals from Eleventh Avenue!

Heathered Midi Dress



Grey Skies Tunic Dress



Gold Triangle V-Neck



Pencil Skirt - 15 colours



Crochet Elbow Tunic - 4 colours



Floral Button Down Blouse - 5 colours



Cadet Hats - 7 colours



And I just have to share a few adorable things for the younger crowd . . .

Be YOU Tiful Tee - 3 colours


Girls' Puff Sleeve Shirts


Reversible Superhero Capes


And for your home:

Spring/Summer Reversible Blocks



Vinyl Chalkboard Stickers



For all my fellow Cinderella fans - Have Courage & Be Kind


Linking up: Jersey Girl Texan Heart, The Pleated Poppy, Sweet Haute

Blessings and love. xo

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Easter Stories {Review and Giveaway}

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.


About the book:

383 pg / multiple authors

Everyone who believes Easter is about more than Easter egg hunts will be grateful for this new anthology of short stories that illumine the true meaning of the season. Selected for their spiritual value and literary quality, these classic tales capture the spirit of Holy Week and Easter in a way that will captivate readers of all ages. Parents and grandparents will find that children love to hear these stories read aloud, year after year.

Easter Stories includes time-honored favorites from world-famous storytellers such as C.S. Lewis, Leo Tolstoy, Selma Lagerlof, Oscar Wilde, Elizabeth Goudge, Maxim Gorky, Ruth Sawyer, Anton Chekhov, and Walter Wangerin – as well as many you may never have heard before. 

Illustrated with original woodcuts.

My thoughts

I was interested in reviewing this book, not because of it's title, but because I didn't know most of these stories. And I love to celebrate "Easter", or rather the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, every day, not just one Sunday in the spring, so these stories could be great to read for yourself or to your children or grandchildren at anytime. 

Here are just some of the 20+ story titles:

The Coming of the King by Laura E. Richards

The Church of the Washing Feet by Alan Paton

Robin Redbreast by Selma Lagerlof

John by Elizabeth Gouge

Two Old Men by Leo Tolstoy

The Death of the Lizard by C. S. Lewis

The King and Death by Ger Koopman

I enjoyed reading these stories and will encourage my children to read them at their leisure. One story that I appreciated was The Church of the Washing Feet by Alan Paton. I had never read or heard this one before and it was very touching. It takes place in South Africa and is a beautiful lesson in forgiveness and the desire for unity. 




Another new one to me was Two Old Men by Leo Tolstoy. It is a poignant story about putting aside our own plans and desires to simply see the people in front of us and act in love and compassion. Sometimes we think our plans are on track or even that God requires a certain thing of us, only to find out that He just wants us to breathe His life to those whose faces are in the dirt and who are without hope. This one will stick with me for a long time.

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Giveaway Details:

To enter this giveaway, simply comment with your favourite author or what you are enjoying/will enjoy about spring. Please include your email address.

This giveaway is open to anyone, 18 years or older, in the USA or Canada. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller/FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

Update on giveaway: I am leaving this open one more day, as some people have apparently had trouble commenting. Please try again and I will close it at 11:59pm ET tonight (3-28-2015).

Blessings and love. xo

Weekly Menu Plan {23 March}


Good morning! How was your first weekend of spring? We had a nice one, visiting with friends and neighbours, getting geared up for a new soccer season and watching a little March Madness. 

Here is our plan for this week:

Monday - Our Favourite Grilled Chicken, broccoli, rice, salad

Tuesday - BBQ Chicken French Bread Pizzas (with leftover chicken from Monday), salad

Wednesday - Baked Ziti, salad

Thursday - Leftovers

Friday - Crock Pot Pinto Beans, cornbread

Saturday - Burgers on the Grill, pasta salad

Sunday - Snack-y supper

Linking up: Menu Plan Monday

Blessings and love. xo