Family Favourites Links for the Weekend

It has been a whirlwind week around here! I am looking forward to a refreshing weekend with my husband at Paul David Tripp’s marriage conference What Did You Expect. Last year we attended his parenting seminar, Getting to the Heart of Parenting. I would encourage any parent at any stage of parenting to get to one of these seminars, or listen to the CD / watch the DVD. They were so life-changing and convicting, but also very encouraging. Paul David Tripp has a way of shooting right to the heart of the matter, no dancing around issues, fully supported by scripture – and in such a way that you feel a renewed passion and determination for what you are doing. PDT is a favourite around here! :0)

We have one more giveaway for you to celebrate the blog redesign, and it’s a BIGGIE! Many of you know that I like to use essential oils – for refreshing scents around the home, in my skincare products, added to my new “shampoo-free” routine and for health benefits.

Jodi McKenna is the one who introduced me to Young Living Essential Oils  and her website Naturally His has loads of information about how to use essential oils. To end off this great launch week, we have an amazing Young Living Essential Oils giveaway for you!


Young Living Premium Starter Kit (a $170 value!)

4 Single Oils – Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint

7 Blends – Joy, Panaway, Peace and Calming, Purification, Thieves, Valor

PLUS 24% off other products, a diffuser, member kit, and a copy of The {Essential} Oilers Handbook.

 If you are already a distributor with Young Living, don’t worry, we’re not leaving you out!

Enter to win:

1 bottle of Frankincense OR

Golden Touch kit – includes 7 blends – Di-Gize, EndoFlex, JuvaFlex, Melrose, Raven, R.C., and Thieves

If you don’t win, you won’t walk away empty handed! Sign up as a member or distributor with Young Living (use my sponsor ID# 1417777) and you will also receive a copy of The {Essential} Oilers Handbook. This is open to anyone!

PLUS (this one just goes on and on! :D) use coupon code “SERVING” to receive $3 off The {Essential} Oilers Handbook.

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And now I will leave you with some links for your weekend – have a good one!

The Heart Stuff

Seeking Peace, No Personal Space, and Persistent Pleas – what’s a mom to do when she just can’t catch a break?

Kickstarter campaign for SheReadsTruth app – I have absolutely loved their reading plans online and through YouVersion. Now, YOU can be a part of helping them launch their own app! Get in on the blessing!

The Beauty of Community – a beautiful story of the community of God at work in women’s lives

Speaking of community, are you coming to one of the In Real Life conferences? You can attend from home, or find a local meetup. We’re talking about community, and it’s going to be great!

Not Being Word-Perfect – Candace shares about how they have let go of perfection in scripture recitation and memorization. This is also how we encourage our kids. (let it go, let it go! Sorry, I couldn’t resist!)

 The Home {School} Stuff

Interesting thoughts on when you should begin teaching math to your kids from How to Homeschool My Child

A Sense of the Resurrection for Kids is on sale – today’s the last day! Use code “OHEASTER” to receive 20% off. We are looking forward to starting these Easter preparation activities next week!

Spring cleaning has begun! Sign up for The Bold Year Challenge newsletter and receive monthly printables! For March, there are these cool spring cleaning printables to help you stay on track and feel accomplished.

10 Must Have Kitchen Tools – I’m falling behind on this list :D

The Fun Stuff

50 Spring Activities for Kids  – We’re ready. It may have snowed again last night and we may still ski one more time. But bring on the warm weather!

5 Free Date Night Ideas – looking forward to warmer weather to do these!

Homemade Toothpaste Recipe – I’m dying to try this!


You can still enter to win a couple of the giveaways going on here:

Embracing Beauty by Trina Holden – review and book giveaway (PLUS a copy of Desperate! Ends today)

Spring Thing Celebration – 1 & 2 Corinthians journible, Essie nail polish, Puravida bracelets, infinity scarf and Naptime Diaries print

A New Thing: Launch Day – $25 Grapevine Studies credit and Puravida gold cross bracelet


You are loved!


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