My Completely Honest Review of the 2019 Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

My Completely Honest Review of the 2019 Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

Spring has sprung and with it our desire to whip our homes into shape after keeping them closed up all winter. Ultimate Bundles knows this and wants to help you make homemaking easier. Each spring they introduce a new Ultimate Homemaking Bundle and today is the day it is open for purchase!

This review is going to go over the nitty gritty of what the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is and how it can help (or not help) you. I want this to be an honest review so I’ll be covering who this bundle is for, who shouldn’t buy it, my favorite products, and my final impressions.

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Friday Find: Wet Brush

Friday Find: Wet Brush

It's time for another Friday Find post! This is a chance for me to tell you all about some item I'm using and give a quick review. These are products I think you could find useful as well so I want to pass along the news. If you want to know more about Friday Finds you can see this post here and it will tell you way more than what I'm going to go into right now. 

Basically what you need to know is that I'm reviewing products that I've actually bought with my own money - this is not a sponsored post nor did I get this product for free. Everything I'm writing is 100% my own opinion and it's my true opinion at that. If I'm letting you know about a product that doesn't live up to the hype I want to be honest about that. I'm all about keeping it real, no matter the circumstances. 

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Renewed Joy: 5 Simple Steps to Lasting and Powerful Joy in the Lord {Book Review}

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Many months ago I mentioned this super sweet blogger named Stephanie Page. Her posts are always so real and honest and she makes BEAUTIFUL printables to share with her readers. Like simply gorgeous. When she asked for people to be a part of her book launch team I jumped at the chance because I love her style of writing and the little bit of her story I've learned since starting to follow her.

In Renewed Joy Stephanie breaks down the process of finding true joy in your life again into five simple steps. She shares powerful stories in each of the five steps and the book is filled with scriptural truth. I felt myself becoming refreshed just from reading the book! I nodded along with many of the points she made since I believe them as well. Joy doesn't happen in a moment, it's a source in our life - Jesus. And because of Him we can choose to be thankful for all we have.

My favorite quote came from the chapter "Refocus - The Fifth Step to Joy: Give Thanks in All Things." I feel like this chapter sums up my whole mindset - continually being thankful for what we have. It's far too easy to focus on what we don't have but if we practice gratitude then we will find joy in the little and big things all around us.

When you choose gratitude, your focus shifts from your circumstances to your God, on Whom you can depend. Joy results as you walk in gratitude by faith in the One who is trustworthy.

Though it seems contrary to our natural response in the midst of hardship, giving thanks is a path to restored joy.
— Stephanie Page, Renewed Joy

I have experienced this very thing first hand. I had to focus on things I did have and a God that is faithful when I was going through multiple miscarriages. Even during the normal chaos of life (which is almost all the time with five young kids!) I've got to remind myself to give thanks and look for the blessings rather than the irritations or I'd fall down a well of self pity and be a total grump. It's why I write and share my stories - to encourage all of you to do the same! 

Through September 28th you can pick up Stephanie's book, Renewed Joy: 5 Simple Steps to Lasting and Powerful Joy in the Lord for FREE if you choose the Kindle version. If you don't have a Kindle you can get a free Kindle app to use on your computer, smartphone, or tablet. Yay!

What books have you read recently that you would recommend? 


My Friday Find: Sweaty Bands

My Friday Find: Sweaty Bands

I came up with a new idea! Occasionally on Fridays I'm going to share with you some new (and hopefully fabulous!) finds I've come across. ! I'll give you a quick review and the lowdown on where you can find them yourself if you want. 

I want these posts to be honest - not just a hype of some product I'm being paid to sponsor. Truth? I don't have any sponsored posts! At least not yet this early in the game. Someday? Sure, hopefully. But even then I only want to tell you guys about products and companies that I actually use or think will help you in your life. I'd much rather stay true to this blogs mission of helping you love the life you have and find joy in the every day moments then make a buck. Ya with me? 

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Book Review: Loving My Actual Life

Book Review: Loving My Actual Life

Last week I let it slip that I was invited to join in a book launch team for a new book coming out. I finally get to tell you more about it! This book will be released on Tuesday, May 3rd, and I recommend ordering it now so you can have it in your hands now! 

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I needed to learn to work with what I had right in front of me. I needed to learn to love my actual life. 

Do you feel like you are going through the motions? Or maybe that the day to day grind is just not what you thought your life would be? In her new book, Loving My Actual Life, Alexandra Kuykendall journals her way through nine months of experiments in different areas of her life to learn how to find joy in the mundane, apply practical changes, and most of all seek God. She is hilarious and easy to relate to in everything she shares

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Shhhh... I've got a secret!

No, no babies. Just needed to clear the air on that one!

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I've been reading Alexandra Kuykendall's new book Loving My Actual Life: An Experiment in Relishing What's RIght in Front of Me and I am in love with it! This book is exactly what I am trying to do with my own life, why I started this blog, and everything I want to inspire people to do in their lives!

I'm going to do a full review in a couple weeks but I wanted to give you guys a heads up about this amazing book so you can pre-order it and have it in your hands right when it's released. This book is filled with so many good things that I had to restrain myself from highlighting everything!

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Seriously guys, this book is phenomenal and I feel so incredibly blessed that I got a chance to read it already! I can't wait to tell you more about it :D Soon, I promise!