Tuesday, January 20, 2015

January 20 Penguin Awareness Day!

They’re cute...they’re cuddly...they’re back!  From the creators of MADAGASCAR comes the hilarious new movie that proves global espionage is for the birds!  In DreamWorks’ PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, your favorite super-spies—Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private—join forces with the elite North Wind team to save the world.  It’s a side-splitting, globe-trotting adventure the whole family will love!  Introduce the Penguin family to your family on March 17 when Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment releases DreamWorks’ PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR on Blu-ray™ and DVD.

And for a limited time, get 2 hopping Penguin toys only with the DreamWorks’ PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR Easter DVD and Blu-ray™ pack on March 17 making it the perfect gift for Easter baskets.

PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR is “a fun, smartly conceived film that will appeal to all movie-goers,” proclaims Bill Bregoli of CBS Radio. A hit with audiences and critics alike, the film received an outstanding audience reaction with a coveted “A-” CinemaScore® and certified fresh on RottenTomatoes.com.

Directed by Eric Darnell and Simon J. Smith, PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR features the voice talents of John Malkovich (“Crossbones” Red 2), Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game), and Ken Jeong (The Hangover), joining Tom McGrath, Chris Miller and Christopher Knights, who are reprising their roles as the Penguins from the beloved Madagascar franchise.

The Blu-ray™ and DVD feature hours of bonus materials that uncover the covert operations of the PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR including several exclusive featurettes, a deleted scene, a music video by Pitbull, a dance tutorial by tWitch, and more!

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

We Sold the Farm! #WordoftheYear Testimony

Three years and 2 months. That is how long we have had our 35 acre farm and home on the market.
Back in 2011, the economy took a turn for the worse and my husband's paper company decided to shut down. We were so blessed to be able to secure a fantastic job in beautiful KY and moved early in 2012. We have been making trips to OH to the farm, basically monthly for the past 3 years to work on mowing the grass, sprucing up the farm land, finishing the entire basement of the house, and making the home more marketable. Sure there were many who loved it, but it was a difficult time for people to secure funds.

We waited on the Lord. There were those who suggested short sales, foreclosure and things like that. We didn't feel that was "God's best". We knew He had great plans for us and we simply needed to wait. His time is not the same as ours. To Him, three years is but a blink. It wasn't easy by any sense of the imagination.
God taught us some amazing things.
  • You don't NEED as much as you think you do
  • He will provide all of your Needs and many of your Wants.. we never went without our needs being met
  • Our trust in Him has grown immensely, as often He was who we had to turn to
  • Our budgeting skills have been honed in better than any financial program could beat
  • Our prayer life has vastly improved
  • We have been able to be witnesses, used by God as an example
I am sure there are more as well. We have stood firm in His word that He would provide. We are so thrilled to be closing on the farm this coming Friday. We have all of our paperwork finished and submitted, so for us the deal is done.

Why did it take 3 years? We may never know, but we know our Father in Heaven knows and has a specific plan and reason for it. It may not have had anything to do with us specifically, we may have just been a link in the chain for a different reason. I am glad we were able to be faithful to His plan and patiently wait for his fulfillment.
To Him be the Glory!

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Shoosha Organic Baby Skin Care *Review

 Founder Patricia Di Gasbarro learned in late 2009 that children can accumulate up to 50% of their lifetime cancer risk by the age of two as a result of exposure to environmental toxins including skin care products. Being a mom herself, Patricia was alarmed by this news and set out on a mission to create an organic line of skin care for babies with simple ingredients that parents could trust., and that is how SHOOSHA was started!

 Protective Diaper Butter® ($17.99): Packed with pure, organic and therapeutic oils such as Evening Primrose, Chamomile, Calendula and Coconut Butter, this rich protective barrier cream works beautifully together to protect your baby’s bottom from waste and heal skin irritations such as diaper burn. 

One thing I loved about this diaper butter is it is safe for cloth diapering. My little one was getting some redness on her bum, in the cracks so I just put some of the diaper butter on it and it healed it right up! I was very pleased with the product. It wasn't overly sticky like some diaper creams. It went on smoothly and was a fantastic product!

 Calm Baby Massage Oil® ($19.99): Using the finest and purest organic food grade oils infused with organic herbs such as Chamomile and Calendula this massage oil has both anti-inflammatory and calming properties that will help your baby relax, cry less, sleep better and even help them grow! 

With a winter baby, comes dry baby skin. I really want to be sensitive to the lotions that I am putting on her. This massage oil can also be used for cradle cap, as a bath oil and to sooth dry irritated skin. I found using it as a bath oil really gave us the nice smooth skin that we were looking for, without having to slather her in baby lotion.

The scent is wonderful! I have actually snagged a drop here and there for my dry hands and I just love the combination of the lavender and vanilla.
99.8 % certified organic.

SHOOSHA has products for mom and baby! I love that their products are USDA certified organic. They take the time to develop quality, healthy products that work!

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