Friday, February 7, 2014

Movie Review and Giveaway: Unstoppable

Why do bad things happen to good people? How could God allow sadness, pain, and suffering to penetrate the lives of his children whom he claims to love? These questions are addressed as we look at God's story from the very beginning. I had the opportunity to review the movie Unstoppable by Kirk Cameron. If you haven't seen it yet, you will have the opportunity to win a DVD copy now! 

Friday, December 13, 2013

You "Guest" It, The Holidays Are Here!

Whether you are traveling for Christmas or having someone as a guest for Christmas, it can get rather crazy in the house sometimes. There are moments that may leave you wondering, "Can't we all just get along?" Here are some helpful tips for keeping the peace this holiday season.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Preventing Holiday Theft

Residential theft and burglary increases during the holidays. Shipped purchases and gifts are left on doorsteps, but this is not the only easy target. Find out ways you can help prevent holiday theft in your home with these simple tips.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Gift Card Giveaway 2013

Gift exchanges at during the holiday season are lots of fun. Families get together to draw names, but it can get rather complicated if some relatives are out of town. A great solution for setting up your gift exchange is to use Sneaky Santa. Find out more and enter the Gift Card Giveaway for a $50 Amazon Gift Card, hosted cooperatively by Practips and my friends at Sneaky Santa!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

No-Cost Pallet Playhouse

What do you get when you combine an old abandoned treehouse, some pallets, and a salvaged window? An awesome woodland playhouse for the kids! See the transformation from burn pile to beautiful. This is upcycling at its best and it was absolutely free.

Here is the before picture of the treehouse. Our neighbor had built it for his boys years ago, but now they are grown and on their own. Since there was no need for it, and due to its condition, he gave it to us. So, my husband hooked up his trailer and hauled it home.

We picked up 30-40 free pallets from a local church who recently had a pumpkin sale. I was sure that we could brainstorm enough projects to keep us busy for several months. Our first project would be to remake the treehouse.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Winner Announced in Great Elf Giveaway

The Second Annual Great Elf Giveaway has been a success! Thank you to everyone who participated. A new elf will be united with his or her new family soon. Please join me in congratulating the winner!