L’Bri Aloe Vera Skincare Giveaway

Last year, I introduced you to my aloe vera based skincare routine from L’BRI.  My skin has been in much better shape since using it, so today, I wanted to introduce you to another product from L’BRI you might be interested in – the Facial Masque.

Facial Masque

When Caroline, my L’BRI distributor, told me this was one of her favorite products, I definitely wanted to see for myself.

By the way, here’s a video she did on the Facial Masque —>

The bottle has a black lid you pull up on and then you squeeze a bit into your hand (you only need a little, so this bottle will last you a really long time!) and rub it all over your face.  I like to put it on after a shower because you definitely want to have your bangs pulled back out of the way.

Facial Masque on

Now, here’s the really fun part – this masque dries so tight you won’t be able to move your face!  (My kids think it is hilarious!)  However, it’s not a dry itchy feeling like you get with many clay-based masks.  The first ingredient is aloe extract, so you get a very different experience.  You actually feel your skin being nourished.  This is a product you can use about once a week to really tighten and firm your skin.  It has been a fabulous addition to my L’BRI skin care routine – thanks Caroline for introducing me to it!

Would you like to try a bottle for yourself?

This week, Caroline is giving away
a bottle of the Facial Masque and a bottle of Facial Cleanser

Facial MasqueL'BRI Facial Cleanser

All you have to do to enter to win is follow the instructions in the giveaway widget below!

But first, a few quick things I need to mention…
L’BRI products are made in the U.S.A. and they do not ship outside the United States.  All orders over $60 have FREE shipping.  You can also become a consultant for L’BRI yourself!  Go HERE to learn more.

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How Something Simple Can Brighten Someone’s Day {Faith That Sticks Review & Givewaway}

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One of my favorite things as a kid was stickers. I had stickers all over my bedroom mirror.  I put stickers all over my notebooks.  Oh, how I loved stickers. Judging by my children’s similar actions, I’m going to guess they inherited my love of stickers.  And I’m okay with that because I still love stickers!

When Tyndale asked me to check out their new line of stickers called Faith That Sticks, I couldn’t help myself!  And you should have seen my kids!  They were occupied for hours combing through the pile, finding their favorites, finding things to stick them on (more on that in a moment…)

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Now, if you are like me, you are wondering why bother ordering stickers?  And is there really a good purpose for stickers or are they just fun?  It was my 9 year old who showed me how stickers are way more than just fun…

Using stickers as a ministry (+giveaway) | RaisingArrows.netShe promptly wrote a letter to her friend and sealed it with a sticker.  That reminded me of how we had helped make cards for a card ministry and used stickers to embellish the cards.  Then, I remembered how every year we put stickers in our Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.  Stickers don’t just brighten my day or my children’s day, they brighten everyone’s day!  Stickers just seem to be one of those universal happy things that bring smiles to faces no matter how young or old you are.

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See those God Made Everything stickers?  Use them to create your own Days of Creation book!

Choose stickers with Scripture to add to everything from receipts you hand to restaurant staff to bags you hand out to the homeless on the corner.  It’s a ready-made evangelism tool!

Print off corresponding downloadable pages from Faith That Sticks and include a set in your Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes this year!  A great one of these is the Farmyard Animals set!

Put a smile on someone’s face today!  In fact, put a smile on your own face today and then go bless someone else because you could win a

Faith That Sticks Variety Pack
worth $100!

Enter to win below or click here if reading via email!

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Top 10 Reasons We Are Lilla Rose Customers {+ Giveaway!}

Top 10 Reasons We Are Lilla Rose Customers (+ Giveaway!)By now, I’m sure you are familiar with Lilla Rose hair clips.  They seem to be everywhere!  Perhaps you’ve seen these pretty hair embellishments when you’ve been out and about.  Maybe you’ve always wondered about them, but never really looked them up.  Maybe you have looked them up, but weren’t sure you could justify the cost.  This post is my Top 10 Reasons we are Lilla Rose customers so you can see why we think they are definitely worth the investment!

lilla rose hair clip

Reason #1 – They are pretty.  Yeah, I know that’s kind of petty, but I can’t help but be drawn to pretty things.  These clips make me smile, and some days with a house full of little boys, I could use a little pretty.

Reason #2 – They actually work!  The girls in my family have super thick hair.  These are the first clips we’ve owned that can actually handle our hair.  Don’t have thick hair?  No worries!  They work for thin and normal thickness hair too!  Watch the sizing video to learn more!

Reason #3 – They look better than a ponytail.  Don’t get me wrong, I like ponytails, but Lilla Rose clips look so much nicer!

lilla rose hair clips

Reason #4 – They are just as easy to do as a ponytail!  The main reason women put their hair up in a ponytail is because it is easy.  Lilla Rose clips are just as easy!

Reason #5 – The company is reputable.  I have seen nothing but good from this company. I am impressed by their business model and how they treat their consultants.  Did you know once you establish an account with a consultant, no other consultant can “steal” you away?  My consultant is Misty from Sweet Hairlooms and no matter whose Lilla Rose ad I click on, it will always redirect me to her site!  (Interested in becoming a consultant?  Misty would love to have you on board!  Click HERE for more info.)

Reason #6 – There are great sales all the time!  Right now, Misty is offering BUY 3 GET ONE FREE for all of her customers (new and old alike!)  Simply order 3 clips from Sweet Hairlooms and email Misty from her business page so she can give you details on how to get your 4th clip FREE! (this will give you 10 points in the giveaway too!)*

Reason #7 – These clips are great for all the girls in your family!  All the girls in our family use Lilla Rose clips.  Sometimes we simply put them over our ponytail, sometimes we do a fancy up-do, sometimes we do a little clip to pull back one side of our hair.  In fact, it isn’t uncommon for me to find Lilla Rose clips in their doll’s hair!  And you can guarantee if we had a dog and it was a girl, my daughters would have that dog all gussied up with Lilla Rose too!

Reason #8 – They go with everything!  Lilla Rose has a HUGE selection of clips.  You can match outfits with specific colors or choose clips that are super versatile with clear beads or simple gold or silver.  You can choose fancy with dangles or plain and classic.  Whatever your style, Lilla Rose has a clip for that!

Reason #9 – They are pretty!  Oh yeah…I said that already.  Well, it’s worth saying again! ;)

Reason #10 – My friend, Misty, sells them!  And she’s giving away 3 Lilla Rose items worth $16 each from her Lilla Rose shoppe!

*The Buy 3, Get 1 Free offer is ONLY for customers of Sweet Hairlooms.
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Scripture Memory for Children Through Stories (+Giveaway!)

Wherever people get together, there are often stories to be shared, and usually the stories have relevance to the conversation and the message we are trying to get across.

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We read and tell stories to our children for various reasons.  Sometimes it is to spend quality time with them, sometimes it is to broaden their knowledge and vocabulary, sometimes it is to teach them an important lesson…just as Jesus did for His followers while He walked this earth!

So, if children (and adults!) can learn important lessons through stories, why not use stories to teach Scripture memory verses?!
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This is precisely what Moore Family Films has done with their latest DVD, “ABC Say It With Me Bible Memory Verses.”

Moore Family Films are a staple in our household.  My children enjoy them so much, and the films have sparked many conversations.  ABC Say It With Me is no different.

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Each letter of the alphabet has a memory verse that corresponds with it.  The Moore children say the verse and Scripture reference which is followed by a short “story” that helps to illustrate and explain the text.  At the end, the Scripture and reference are repeated again.

The “stories” include things like a clip of the children looking for a lost sheep, a silent film sketch showing what happens when greed gets a hold of you, and a funny skit of a patient family and a very clumsy waiter.

The film is a favorite of my little boys (ages 1, 3, & 5), but it was enjoyed by my 8 & 9 year olds as well.  They can say many of the verses right along with the Moore children!

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Scripture needs to permeate our children’s lives.  It needs to be living and breathing.  They need to see it in action.  ABC Say It With Me gives understanding to your child’s memorization of Scripture without compromising the message.  It digs deep, and I appreciate that immensely!

This week, I’m giving away a copy of ABC Say It With Me!  See the giveaway widget below:

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Do You Need a Getaway? {Welcome Home Wednesday}

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Perhaps you’ve had a week like Tanya at Kentucky Sketches.  She had a chaotic homeschool week complete with chicken pox!

Or maybe it’s been like my toddler tornado day back when my now 8 and 9 year olds were only 1 and 2 – THING 1 & 2, that is.  (this is a golden-oldie post from my archives!  What a hoot!)

You might want to plan a Cheap Family Night In with the ideas from Marriage, Motherhood, & Missions.

You might want to head to a Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Convention like Ty and I did last weekend…


Or you might want to enter this giveaway, hosted by Covenant Ranch Trucking!

CRT Weekend Getaway Giveaway

Joe & Jeanette Wood of Covenant Ranch Trucking are speaking at the Family Covenant Ministries Conference & Curriculum Fair in St. Charles, MO.  The Woods deliver for Azure Standard and have such amazing stories to tell of God’s provision!  This giveaway features a family admission to the conference, a 4 night hotel stay, a basket of Azure Standard goodies, and breakfast with Mrs. Joseph Wood herself!



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A Cloth Diaper Baby Shower!

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When I was pregnant my 3rd child, a friend kept hounding me about whether or not I was going to use cloth or disposable diapers with the new baby.  I kept putting her off because frankly, all my research had only led me to more confusion, and I wasn’t sure I was ready to commit to cloth diapering as confused as I was.  (I wish I had found a series like my Cloth Diapering Basics or an ebook like Confessions of a Cloth Diaper Convert to help me along!)

Finally, I told her I was going to use disposables.  A few weeks later, under the guise of taking me out shopping in a nearby city, she drove me instead to our church where she was hosting a diaper shower for me!

I am not usually easily surprised, but she got me that day.  I was so thrilled!  That baby shower netted me a year’s worth of diapers!

As my 3rd child neared 1 year, I was once again faced with the cloth diapering question.  I was pregnant again and the diapers from the shower were running out.  How was I going to afford 2 babies in diapers?  So, back to the internet I went in search of answers.

And that, my friends, is when our cloth diapering journey began.  That was over 8 years ago!

As I think back on that diaper shower, I wonder what it would have looked like had it been a CLOTH diaper shower.  How amazing would it have been to open package after package of colorful, soft diaper fluff, knowing it would NEVER run out?!

And can you imagine throwing a cloth diaper baby shower for one of your friends or family members?  What a tremendous blessing that would be!

A couple of years ago, I had a friend use the registry at Sweet Little Blessings to fulfill her cloth diapering dreams.  It was so much fun to shop for new fluff for her new baby!  I wasn’t able to attend her shower, but I was able to bless her just the same.  If you or someone you know is interested in cloth diapering (or already does cloth diaper), consider setting up a gift registry and having your own Cloth Diaper Baby Shower!

Today on Raising Arrows, we are going to have our own Cloth Diaper Baby Shower and a Giveaway from Sweet Little Blessings!

Cloth Diaper Baby Shower hosted by Raising Arrows & Sweet Little Blessings!

One winner will receive a 2 pack of Thirsties NEW One-Size Diapers!  They come in snaps or new improved hook and loop.  These are a favorite of Sweet Little Blessings owner, Coleen!  (I LOVE the argyle print!)

Cloth Diaper Baby Shower hosted by Raising Arrows & Sweet Little Blessings - win a 2 pack of Thirsties One Size Diapers!

Here’s how the Cloth Diaper Baby Shower works:

Click on each question in the Rafflecopter widget, follow the links and answer the questions to earn a chance to win with each question answered!  There are also bonus entries for joining Sweet Little Blessing’s mailing list and sharing this post with others!

Time to have some fun!  (Feel free to grab a piece of cake and some mints & nuts while you’re at it!)

Items of note:
*The Boba 3G baby carrier is 15% off!
*Sweet Little Blessings has recently added some fun Mealtime items!

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