Here on By Quiet Waters you all might know that I am a great fan of MadeOn Hard Lotion products. These simple ingredient skin care products have been mentioned often here on the the blog. Recently the company released GIFT CARDS!
Over the years my husband and I have just about replaced all of our skin care products to ones in the MadeOnSkin care line. These products are simple and wholesome, made with Beeswax, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil and essential oils.
Builder uses the Bug Block year round, so I always have to stock up before the season ends.
And I use several different products, but especially love the lavender lotion bar, goats milk soap and roll on.
When 2 of my daughters worked as lifeguards, they used the citrus and lavender hard lotion bars on their feet, to heal the chaffing from water sandals and chlorine.
I can’t say enough about how lovely and healing these products are.
Today!!!! Renee at MadeOn Hard Lotion is offering a special 12 days of Christmas deal:
Buy 3 Scented Lotion Bars Get 1 Free. This is a good deal, especially as some of the scent are seasonal and wont be available after Christmas, for a time.
Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105
As I said earlier this week in an instagram post, I love the Bible. God’s Word is a gift, a love letter to all people. And it truly is a lamp and a light before me, before any who choose to read it.
Today, I have a newly packaged Bible, from (in)courage to share with you.
The CSB (in)courage Devotional Bible was made as an invitation to each woman to find her own story in God’s story, the story of love and redemption.
This Bible is in the Christian Standard Bible version, which seems to have become very popular for readability and accuracy. It has many features which I think are fantastic.
Of these features, I think I am most impressed with the journaling space. As one who does write in her personal Bible, those lines at the bottom of each page are inviting.
You may know that I really love the Word of God and enjoy receiving newly packaged Bibles to review here on the blog. Well this week I have not one, but two Bible’s to tell you about. Today, I have a new children’s Bible that I think will be a super delightful gift for one of my grand daughters. As a matter of fact, I am thinking about buying a couple more copies as I have several grand daughters!
The Sparkle and Change Bible is packaged in a teal blue or pink cover. The cover of the Bible has embossed detailing, and sequins that change color right before your eyes. I have caught my teens handling this book, and running their hands over the sequins. It is definitely eye catching and fun.
This Bible is set in ten-point type, with bold in-text subject titles. This will help kids find the passages they are looking for more easily. There are bold type words that correspond with the dictionary and the concordance. And as always, I appreciate the maps and timeline that are included.
There are pretty pages that include a presentation page, a place to record favorite verses and articles to increase a child’s understanding of Jesus’ love and purpose for her.
The translation of this Bible is the International Children’s Bible by Tommy Nelson. This translation was created for children, for readability and understanding. This is a good translation for children between about 6 and 10 to use in his/her own reading and following along in Sunday School and church.
One thing I’d recommend is that you don’t have your child memorize in this translation. Choose the translation that your family, or your church teaches from… and memorize from it. From experience I know the challenge of memorizing in one translation…and it not meshing with the memory work in the teen and early adult years.
My photos just don’t do this Bible cover justice. It is quite pretty and very sparkly. Thank you to Front Gate Media and Tommy Nelson for this free Bible in exchange for this post.
Some weeks ago I was in Joann Fabrics and passed by the display advertising upcoming classes. A cute quilted Tic Tac Toe board caught my eye, and as you can guess, I went home and created one!
This project was pretty simple, and inexpensive. I used fabric from my stash, using purple fabric designs and a cute black cat print as well. I cut the fabric into 5 inch blocks, using 2 coordinating prints for each board.
Then I pieced each board, row by row, and then stitched the rows together.
Then I laid the backing, right sides facing, on top of the pieced game board. I stitched all around, leaving about 3 inches open for turning. Once that was completed, I turned the game board right side out and pressed it all just right. Lastly, I top stitched along the rows and around the board, closing the opening.
For the X and O pieces I asked my 15 year old for help. She printed an X and an O template for me right out of Word. I then used the templates to cut out 5 X and 5 O pieces for each game board. I used stiff sparkly white felt squares for the X and O pieces, that I purchased from Joann Fabrics.
These game boards look so cute, and I hope that my grandkids and their parents have a little fun connecting over this tactile version of Tic Tac Toe! Here is the set that I have placed on a table in our living room. A little “invitation to play” as we relax after full and crazy days.
Using many different fabric combinations, you could make these as party favors, waiting room gifts, and of course little surprises in the mail for kids you love.
A cute quilted Tic Tac Toe board you can make in an afternoon. Make in any combination of colors, for an everyday or holiday addition to family fun. This idea was inspired by Joann Fabrics, but the details here are all my own. Enjoy!
Being a rather bookish person, I love to share good books with others. I’m finding that more and more of these sorts of posts are jotted into my planner.
My youngest children were literally raised, and schooled with books. Our home school was built around living books, great literature and plenty of time gathered around reading together.
I hope to pass that gift to my grandchildren, so I am constantly checking out new children’s books. And today I have three new books to share with you.
Loves Does was a family read aloud some years ago, and that book has stayed with me over the years. There are occasional clues that it has stayed with my kiddos as well. When I head that Bob and his daughter were teaming up to write a version for kids my excitement was intense. It is my plan to read my copy to my grandchildren…but we’ll see. We laughed, and cried our way through the original copy, and as I skimmed through LOVE DOES for Kids, the tears started again. So much of what this book is about resonates with the deepest hopes of my heart.
If you haven’t read Love Does yet, start there, but go ahead and buy these books together… as I think you’ll want to dive right into sharing the wisdom and love in action theme to the kids in your life!
Multiple copies of this charming, beautiful board book are stacked in my sewing room (a room with a locking door so I can keep gifts “hidden” as well as projects pet hair free). My youngest grandson, Mr Man, will be getting a copy for Christmas, and I also plan to gift this book to new moms in 2019.
And if you are wondering who sang the first song… no spoilers here, go get this book!
This is a touch and feel book and the illustrations are incredibly sweet. God Bless You & GOOD NIGHT is a perfect bedtime read. As your own little sweetheart settles in and gets sleepy, you can read about the baby animals getting ready for bed. Your little one can gently touch and feel the textures on each page as you begin to lay the foundation of security in God’s love. This is another book going on the little stack for little Mr Man this Christmas.
Two of these books were given to me by FrontGate Media in exchange for this review. And I gladly recommend God Bess You and GOOD NIGHT and LOVE DOES for Kids to you.