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Joey and Rory Country Classics Review

This post is sponsored by Family Christian. All opinions are my own.

So yes, I may actually live under a rock. I don't know much about Joey and Rory. The extent of my knowledge of this amazing couple comes from a post every once in a while that my good friend Anna Marie shares on Facebook.

When an opportunity came up to review Joey and Rory Country Classics DVD, I jumped on it. From what little I knew of them, I knew I wanted to learn more. Can I just say....oh my goodness! What a precious couple!
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The focus of the DVD is supposed to be about the Classic Country hits they sing, quilted perfectly throughout the show. Songs like Paper Roses, King of the Road, I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry and so many more! But, my focus was on them, during the times when Bill Gather was interviewing them.

Did you know they have an absolutely BEAUTIFUL farm in Tennessee? They have a family restaurant and the beautiful red barn on their property? Oh my goodness! Rory mentioned that when they built the barn it was to work on cars, but they added on. They added a stage and hold concerts in their barn! How fun would that be to attend?
We met their daughters Heidi and Indiana during the movie. What precious girls they are! Heidi has a beautiful voice. And Indiana? What a sweetie pie! You can tell they love both of their girls so much.

I absolutely loved watching Joey and Rory interact with each other. While one was talking, the other looked so lovingly at them. Their love radiated so purely from their hearts. During one of the scenes, they were talking about Indiana's birth, how they trusted God would take care of their baby so they did not have an ultrasound or any tests ran. They talked about finding out she had Down Syndrome and also finding out Joey had cancer. It was so touching and made you want to just reach through your TV and give them both hugs.
Joey opened up about not wanting kids. Then she realized that she may be missing out on one of God's callings for her life and just handed motherhood over to God. At the end, Gloria Gather prays for the couple and Indiana and said the most beautiful thing "When we trust God with our greatest fears, we discover our greatest joys." Think about that for a second. That is SO true! Why let your greatest fears grip control over your life? Let them go, give them to God and oh the joy that will come!

Joey and Rory Country Classics is a great DVD for those Classic Country fans in your life! Oh what am I talking about? This really is a great DVD for nearly everyone on your list this holiday season. I hope, if you watch this DVD, you will be as blessed as I was after watching it.

Oh and Joey, if you are reading this, I would LOVE to have your recipe for Angel Biscuits!

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For Such a Time as This

This post is a sponsored post from Family Christian, all opinions are my own.

You know when you find a group of friends and you just sit back in amazement when you think of just how awesome they are? I am SO lucky to have a group like that in my life. I am even luckier to have this group in my girls' lives. 
It is so very important to me for my girls to see the relationships I have with these women. The way we interact and love each other. It is important they see that even though each one of these women are very, very different, we still come together in love and laughter.
It is also important to me that my girls see the relationships that these wonderful women have with their families. I am lucky enough to be close friends with two AMAZING families. We do things together, as families, we also do things together just the moms and kids. I love that my girls see these strong families and know that these families are there for them should they ever need them.
In the times that we live in now, it is so important to have those around you that you can turn to. We are lucky to have that. I thank God for these amazing friends every day. Each of these women have influenced my life, and my girls' lives. They show us how to be strong, how to love, how to be sincere, how to be loving and how to care for each other. Yes, I teach my girls this on my own. But, it is awesome to have others that we are close to show them this as well.
 I was sent the book 'For Such a Time as This: Stories of Women of the Bible - Retold for Girls' and I can't tell you how much it means to me. There are so many stories of men in the Bible, but there are also SO many stories of women in the Bible. Growing up, the stories I learned always seemed to focus around the men. 
I have not shared this book with my girls yet, I am saving it for Christmas. But I know I will love sharing these stories that put the focus on the women of the Bible with them. As I have been reading through the book, I have been learning so much! As I said before, it is important that my girls see how to be strong, loving, caring, how to be good friends. This book helps show them exactly that through the women of the Bible.
The illustrator did such a beautiful job bringing the stories to life. The scene is set for us to finish making up the rest of the "movie" in our heads. Do  you read like that? When I read I make up a mini movie in my head, thanks to the amazing job the illustrator did, the movies have been beautiful throughout this book.
Another thing I love is that it encourages the girls to pray for a friend. It is so important to pray others. I am SO excited to start using this book during our devotional time, I am having such a hard time saving it for Christmas! 
Would you like to purchase your own copy? How would you like to purchase it for FREE? My friends at Family Christian are allowing me to giveaway a $25 Appreciation Certificate! How awesome is that? 

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Dress as A Veggie with VeggieTales and Family Christian!

This post has been compensated. All opinions are my own.
Halloween. It is one of my girls favorite 'holidays'. They absolutely LOVE dressing up, every day, in magical outfits and being transformed into beautiful princesses, rockin pop-stars, superheros, or whatever is their fancy for that day. Halloween makes it even more magical because they get to go out in their cuteness and get loads and loads of candy. As much as they love dressing up, I think it's the candy they love so much.
MG has ALWAYS been some sort of princess. Until last year. She HAD to be a Pink SuperGirl.
Nothing else would do. I was so shocked she did not pick a princess costume. This year, she is back to a princess and will be Ariel, The Little Mermaid. She will be the mermaid version. A few years ago, her sister was the princess version.
Oh my goodness! Look at my baby! Gosh she has grown SO MUCH the past two years. Mads has always varied her costumes each year. Some years she is a princess, once she was a pink butterfly fairy princess, last year she just HAD to be Mother Nature.
This year she will be Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. I don't remember her ever watching the movie. I'm not really sure why she decided to go with Dorothy. But, no other costume would do. We went to three different stores hunting it down. THREE STORES! I told her before we went into the 3rd that if we didn't find it, she was just going to have to pick something else. There was one left, it just happened to be in her size. That girl got LUCKY! 
Are you looking for a last minute costume idea this year? Because of my girls' love of everything princess, and VeggieTales, I decided to piece together the CUTEST SweetPea Beauty look. This is such an EASY costume! All it takes is a pretty pink 'princess' dress, pretty pink earrings, a green undershirt and a pretty blue ribbon for their hair. I can't wait to show the girls this costume! They are going to FLIP!

Does your family enjoy VeggieTales as much as mine? Head to your favorite Family Christian store, dressed as their favorite Veggie and you can enter to win cool prizes! How does that work?

1) Head over to Pinterest for some veggie loving inspiration.
2) Snap a pic of your child in their veggie costume on Oct 31st and share one pic, in your local store, on Instagram.
3) Use the #FCVeggies hashtag, and don't forget to tag @Family Christian.
The Grand Prize Winner will receive a $250 gift card to Family Christian, five runners up will each receive a $50 appreciation certificate.

Head to your local Family Christian store on October 31st and join the fun! All children will receive small goodies, while supplies last. I can't wait to see what you all come up with!

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Make Bake Create - Week 76

Welcome to Week 76 of the Make Bake Create Party!

Just to refresh, every Wednesday come and link up your favorite projects from the week. This could be any food, recipes, crafts or DIY!   Since there are 5 hosts... your link will be seen on 5 blogs at once.  SWEET!   

Your hosts are:

I can't wait to see what you all link up this week!

The Creative Princess

With that's time to link up!

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