Monday, February 27, 2012

Lesson 18- Praying For Your Husband/ Future Husband

Pray that your husband will have an eternal perspective—living in light of eternity. Pray that he will reject materialism and temporal values and put God first in his life.




Matt. 6:33
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Deut. 6:5
Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.

Eph. 5:16
making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.

Ps. 90:12
Teach us to number our days,
that we may gain a heart of wisdom.





Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Monthly Makeup Sample Box Subscription Clubs


I am super excited for this!! I recently have discovered beauty boxes and a couple of months ago when I found Birchbox.

Birchbox is a monthly subscription for deluxe sized beauty products delivered right to your door. For just $10.00 a month, you get access to the latest and greatest beauty products for hair, skin, and nails.

They were all sold out and I joined the waiting list. Well, a few days ago I got the email saying I can join now! Yay! So next month I will get my first beauty box. It works just like a magazine subsciption and you will get a box each month. I love trying new products and discovering new things, so I am super excited!

I'd also like to get Crave Box. They give full sized products and all sorts of things form food to pens.

I did a little research and there are lots of companies that do this. They need to make a male version of this! I think JR was a tad jealous when I told him about my monthly surprise box. He even googled monthly surprise boxes for engineers :O)

Check them out!

Birchbox ($10.00 each month)
https://www.birchbox.com/

Cravebox
http://www.cravebox.com/

Allure Beauty Box ($29.00 each month)
http://avs-beauty-box.s3.amazonaws.com/nov2011/index.html

GoGoGirlfriend ($12.99 each month)
http://gogogirlfriend.com/

Luxe Box ($12.00 each month)
http://luxebox.loosebutton.com/

Eco Emi ($15.00 each month)
http://www.ecoemi.com

Glymm ($10.00 each month)
http://www.glymm.com

Beauty Fix ($50 per season)
http://www.beautyfix.com/

Test Tube ($29.95 for 3 months)
http://testtube.newbeauty.com/

Makeup Monthly ($18.00 each month)
http://makeupmonthly.com/index.html

Julep ($19.99 each month)
http://www.julep.com/Home.htm

Vox Box (Free through earning badges)
www.influenster.com

Loose Button($12 per month)
http://www.loosebutton.com/

Beauty Army ($12 per month)
https://www.beautyarmy.com/

The Look Bag ($10 per month)
http://thelookstore.com/subscription

Top Box ($10 per month)
http://topbox.ca/

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Lesson 17- Praying For Your Husband/ Future Husband

Pray that your husband will enjoy his manliness as he patterns his life after Christ and strong men in the faith. Pray for his physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual strength.



Eph. 3:16
I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being.

1 Peter 2:21
To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.

1 Cor. 10:11
Now these things happened to them as an example, and they were written for our instruction, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Happy Random Acts of Kindness Week!

In honor of RAOK week I am sharing a "free Shipping" code for my Etsy Shop.

Excludes diaper cakes


Use the code THANKYOU at checkout to receive free shipping on your order (not valid on diaper cakes). Visit my Etsy shop Here or click on the link on the upper right side of my blog.

Thank you and have a HAPPY rest of the week!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Randoms

I have to confess I have not started cleaning my junk drawer yet. It will only take me like 10 minutes because it is super small, but I have been super busy this week! Sorry if there is anyone out there that actually was doing this challenge with me and did clean and organize there drawer! Nobody commented here or on face book, so I think it is safe to say I am just doing it for the fun of it.... alone.

I will get my drawer organized this week and post......hopefully! :O)

We have been super busy and all three of us have been sick this past week. I was sick tad sick still on my Birthday yesterday :( I am now the big 3-0! Yikes!! I am not sure how I feel about this, but I am hoping this year will be even better than the last. I am sure it will! We did still have a fun day on my bday! The YMCA was having a parents night out and we took advantage of it! Madison had so much fun at the last one I felt comfortable doing it again. You bet there will be a third time and future dates after that! Maybe next time even try and do a double date with friends! We never get to do that!

We did a dinner and movie date! JR REALLY wanted to see The Vow, but I talking him into seeing The Grey! It was good! (I am kidding about The Vow, hahaha. It looks good too, but we BOTH wanted to see The Grey). :O)

Today was a very productive day! JR even helped me do some cleaning! He is a wonderful husband. He always helps me with dishes, cleaning, folding laundry, pretty much anything and everything he will do. I don't even have to ask.... ever! I am one lucky gal. He is defiantly a keeper! I am so glad I asked him to prom 12 years ago! Today we scrubbed tile grout, scrubbed the floors, vacuumed, cleaned the kitchen, did laundry, and I washed down the walls in the entry way and laundry room. I love spring cleaning. I am going to wipe down kitchen walls, outside of the cabinets and finish up organizing the cabinets. I love to clean.... it makes me so happy to have a clean house. I feel like it never stays that way, but for the 10 minutes it is clean it is really nice!


And.... For anyone that might be interested in baby news (if not just skip this). No I am not pregnant this month. But hopefully next month. We will see..... I am not getting my hopes up, but since we had been trying for over a year. I think it is 18 months this month? I have stopped counting. I did find a sweet deal on amazon for ovulation test/ pregnancy test. You get 40 ovulation tests and 10 preggo tests for about $10. I usually got pregnancy tests at the dollar store, but I stopped that months ago. But, I needed more ovulation tests. So I saved $40. If anyone wants the name of the company let me know... I can't think of it. You can just do a search on amazon and it should pop up, but if not- let me know and I will dig it up for you!

Our base has a great fertility Dr. I LOVE her!! I think she is just a bit older than me and I could see us being BFF's if we actually hung out outside the hospital. She is so down to earth and makes you feel like you are her only patient. We had a little make up chat last week. haha! I loved her eye shadow and she said, "hold on I will grab them to show you". She is an amazing dr and defiantly knows her stuff! I feel 100% comfortable with her. We are so lucky to be at this base. I think she said she is only 1 of 4 fertility drs in the military. If we aren't successful with getting pregnant with her help, we will look at adoption when we move. I don't care if I birth our second child. I just want Madison to have a sibling.

So she did all our blood work and normal tests. After more tests including to see if I have any blockages (I have endometriosis)and I have only one ovary, 1 fallopian tube. She recommended clomid the first month to see if my egg follicles went up. But we didnt try last month for a baby. She was just seeing how my eggs responded. I have to be monitored carefully because I also have half a uterus and she doesn't want me having twins. So this month she recommended Famera and also an injection called Ovidrel to cause ovulation to do an IUI. Tomorrow I am having my first IUI. That is a test where the dr will place a number of washed sperm directly into the uterus. The goal of IUI is to increase the number of sperm that reach the fallopian tubes and subsequently increase the chance of fertilization.

Besides hot flashes and a couple head aches I didn't really have any other symptoms from the fertility meds. I guess some woman have some pretty bad stories about clomid especially. Femara is actually a breast cancer drug that they have found out that actually helps with fertility too.

I am not expecting to get pregnant this month. There is only a 20% chance this will help. I am positive if it is Gods will I will be pregnant within the next few months.

I hope everyone has a great week!! It is my Birthday Month- so I am expecting this month to be a good one! :O)

Lesson 16- Praying For Your Husband/ Future Husband


Pray that your husband will choose healthy, God-honoring activities. Pray that he will not live in bondage to any questionable habits or hobbies, but that he will experience freedom in holiness as he yields to the Spirit’s control.

1 Cor. 6:12
“I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything.

1 Cor. 10:31
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

2 Tim. 2:4
No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Lesson 15- Praying For Your Husband/ Future Husband

Pray that your husband will choose his friends wisely. Pray that God will bring him men who will encourage his accountability before God, and will not lead him into sin.



Prov. 13:20
Walk with the wise and become wise,
for a companion of fools suffers harm.

Prov. 27:17
As iron sharpens iron,
so one person sharpens another.

I found some friendship bible verses that celebrates the blessings of God in the gift of true friendship. You can read more
HERE.


Faithful Friends are a Rare Treasure

Proverbs 18:24

There are “friends” who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother.
Godly Friends Give Good Advice

Proverbs 12:26

The godly give good advice to their friends; the wicked lead them astray.

Loyal Friends Love Through Difficult Times

Proverbs 17:17

A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need.

The Wrong Friends Can Have a Negative Influence

Proverbs 22:24–25

Don’t befriend angry people or associate with hot-tempered people, or you will learn to be like them and endanger your soul.

What does a Godly friendship look like?

~It is a friendship is based on a shared love for the Lord and commitment to his will .

~Friends enjoy talking about their common interest - the Lord.

~Friends lead us closer to God, they do not want to do anything that might pull us away from him.

~Friends want the best for each other no matter what it costs (even if it means losing out themselves), they want to see the Lords will in their friends life.

~Friends are loyal, they protect each other, even when they themselves might end up sharing in the difficulties. They genuinely care for each other and stay friends through good times and bad.

~Friends encourage, when life is tough and the Lord seems a long way away, they stick close and help to point you back to the Lord, they focus your attention back on him.

~Friends can be open and honest with each other with no fear of condemnation. They listen and can be trusted completely. They can be let "inside" - hopes, fears, dreams and hurts can be shared.

~Friends see each other through the Lords eyes and so see the best and believe the best about each other.

~Friends pray for and with each other friends give and ask for nothing in return.

~Friends are able to say sorry when they hurt or wrong one another and can forgive.

~They are sensitive to each others feelings and feel each others pain.

~Friends will gently correct when correction is needed, even when it would be easier not to, and will hang in there whatever the response.

~They never try to pull down always to build up.

How can you be a Godly friend?

7 Ways to be a Godly Friend

By Paul Chappell

1. Godly friends sharpen each other.
Proverbs 27:17 teaches us that “iron sharpeneth iron.” A godly friend will “sharpen” you, and you will “sharpen” him.

2. Godly friends assure each other through adversity. Godly friends love each other. Proverbs 17:17 teaches that friends love at all times—especially in adversity. Do you have the kind of friendship that unashamedly could declare love? The old saying is true, “Prosperity begets friendship; adversity reveals them.”

3. Godly friends participate with each other. Proverbs 18:24 teaches that friends show themselves friendly. I believe this is a picture of action. Godly friends are eager to cooperate, encourage, and help each other.

4. Godly friends rejoice for one another. A Swedish proverb states, “Friendship doubles our joy and divides our grief.” Godly friends rejoice in the blessings of a friend. This kind of relationship is no place for jealousy, comparison, or envy.

5. Godly friends forgive one another. Friends will eventually hurt each other—and usually unintentionally. Yet, where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is peace. Godly friends resolve tension and quickly forgive.

6. Godly friends do not share or harbor anger. Proverbs 22:24 teaches that we should avoid friendship with an angry or furious man. Yes, there are some men the Bible simply teaches us to avoid or break from. A godly friendship will not be characterized by shared anger or bitterness.

7. Godly friends spark the truth in each other. Proverbs 27:6 says, “Faithful are the wounds of a friend….” Godly friends are not afraid to lovingly and appropriately speak the truth to one another. In fact, they long to hear the truth from each other. They recognize that everybody has “blind spots,” and they rejoice that God has given them “another set of spiritual eyes” to help guide, guard, and protect. Beyond that, godly friends rejoice in truth. They discover truth together. They talk about truth. They encourage each other in it and through it. Truth is the common bond of their hearts—a love for God’s Word and a love for communicating His truth to people.

For further reading I came across this great article..... Click HERE to read it.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Phoenix Update- Goal was met!

It is amazing in just a few short days the goal to bring Phoenix home was met! I am so happy for Dan and his four legged pal. She is going to have a wonderful life! She is one lucky doggie!!

Thank you to everyone that helped! Any additional donations will be going to take care of other doggies that need help.

Dan's mom was on the news last night! She did great! What a wonderful proud Mommy.

We are so happy Dan will be home next month and can't wait to meet our new 4 legged niece :O)

Check out the news article and video below of Dan's mom.
http://www.wabi.tv/news/27232/maine-soldier-using-the-internet-to-help-bring-rescued-dog-to-maine

Thanks again for helping this wonderful cause!