Monday, September 1, 2014

Weekly Menu Plan {1 September}


Happy September!

I hope you're enjoying this day off and getting to relax a little. 

Here is my plan for this week:

Monday - Grilled Chicken, Spicy Pasta Salad, sautéed vegetables

Tuesday - Thai Coconut Soup with Bok Choy and Mushrooms (Emma's night to cook, and we never made this last week.)

Wednesday - Burgers on the grill

Thursday - Leftovers

Friday - Bangers and mash, green peas

Saturday - HM Pizza

Sunday - Snack-y supper

Link-up: Menu Plan Monday 

Blessings and love. xo

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Homeschool Freebie Alert!


Hey everyone! I just wanted to give you a heads up for this great product that is FREE right now! Fine Art Pages from Classical Composers Monthly is a wonderful resource for teaching art. It has a $14.95 retail value and will only be available for a limited time. We love learning about art and artists, and this is a wonderful addition to our studies!

Go HERE to download yours now!

Blessings and love. xo

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

What I Wore


Hello and happy Wednesday! I have some super cute pieces to share with you today, so let's jump right in!

There are so many great choices in dresses available on zulily.com right now. Check these out:






Even though I am thoroughly enjoying the warm, sunny weather we are having this week, I have started thinking a little bit about autumn and transitional pieces and boots. What do you think about these items (also on zulily.com right now)?






And look at these fantastic Dark Leo Earrings from lilyasher.com! They have so many choices, but these are some of my favourites.


I've also had my eye on this fun, lace tunic from groopdealz.com


I'm linking up with the other girls for What I Wore on The Pleated Poppy. Hop on over for more fashion inspiration.

Blessings and love. xo

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Holy Ghost Movie {Review and Giveaway}


Oh. My. Word. 

I was recently given the opportunity to review Holy Ghost by filmmaker Darren Wilson and FlyBy Promotions. I am thrilled to share this movie with you guys. Thrilled!

About the film:

Can the Holy Spirit Direct a Movie?

In this fast-paced documentary from the director of the popular films Finger of GodFurious Love, and Father of Lights, Darren Wilson sets out to make a movie that is completely led by the Holy Spirit. No plan, no script, no safety net — just go wherever he feels the Spirit leading him to try and discover the adventure God has for him. Whether it’s the riches of Monte Carlo, a heavy metal concert, or the oldest city in the world, the result is a film that not only challenges and excites, but also reveals a God who is far more alive and active than you ever imagined.

The movie features names such as Lenny Kravitz, Brian “Head” Welch, Bill Johnson, Michael W. Smith, Todd White, Meredith Andrews, DeVon Franklin, William P. Young, Phil Vischer, and many more!

My Thoughts:

I have seen Darren's other films and have wept and laughed and stared, mouth open, at my television screen as he has taken us on some crazy, God-journeys in those other DVDs. So I had high expectations for this film and yes, they were met and exceeded! 

I've written before about learning to live more according to God's Kingdom here on earth. I've asked the Father what that looks like and how to live it out. This movie is a fantastic example of where I want my life to go. To be completely led by the Holy Spirit. Not that I never have a plan or write down a schedule or get into a routine, but to be so open-handed with my own plan that when He speaks, I go where He says "go" or stay put when He says "stay" or reach out to someone when He says "reach" or drop what I'm doing to pray over someone when He says "now". And even better, to just give Him a blank page and say "please fill it according to Your plan and perspective. I'm Yours." That is how I want to live and how I want my family to operate in this life. Heaven on earth. Here and now.

Darren says: If love doesn't motivate you, there's really no point {see 1 Corinthians 13:1-3}. 
This is a beautiful theme in all of Darren's films. Without love, we are simply clanging cymbals. Holy Spirit is God. He is real. He is here on the earth now. And He wants to release His love AND power in us and through us. Miracles didn't just happen two thousand years ago. They are for now. Our family has seen them and we are asking 'more, please, Lord'. 

1 Corinthians 2:4 
My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power . . .

1 Corinthians 4:20 
For the Kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk; it is living by God’s power.

Check out the official website here: http://holyghost.wpfilm.com 

On September 6th, Wanderlust Productions will host the FREE worldwide premiere of the film at this site HolyGhostMovie.com

Please, please don't miss this film! I think it is one of the most important movies you will ever watch.

Giveaway Details: 

Thanks to FlyBy Promotions, one of my readers will win a copy of Holy Ghost!!! All you need to do is comment (and PLEASE leave your email address) and tell me if you've seen any of Darren's other films OR you can tell me how you have seen or want to see Holy Spirit work in your life. Giveaway is open to anyone age 18 or older in the US or Canada. End date is September 9, 2014 11:59pm. 

"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.
 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”
Blessings and love. xo

Monday, August 25, 2014

Weekly Menu Plan {25 August}


Hello friends!

We have an exciting week here celebrating Emma's 18th birthday. Goodness, it's hard to believe I just wrote EIGHTEENTH! What? Time keeps marching on, doesn't it? 

We have added some new components to our schedule for the first time this week - Bob has new work hours and Ava starts soccer. Plus I'm still adjusting to Emma's new work schedule, as well. Isn't it a constant factor to keep schedules straight and plan accordingly?

Here's what I have planned for this week:

Monday - Steak bites on the grill, sweet potato fries, salad

Tuesday - Macaroni and cheese (Emma's night to cook)

Wednesday - Birthday dinner for Emma (one night early, due to her work schedule)!

Thursday - Asian Lettuce Wraps

Friday - Curried Lentils and Rice with Caramelized Onions

Saturday - Thai Coconut Soup with Bok Choy and Mushrooms

Sunday - Snack-y supper

In case you missed it and would like help thinking of what to make for lunch, here is my post on Homemade Lunch Ideas!

Blessings and love. xo

Linking up: Menu Plan Monday and Good Tips Tuesday