Matthew West All In CD Review and Giveaway

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Matthew West All In CD Review and Giveaway
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Matthew wrote his new album All In with the goal of encouraging himself and others to get up off the sidelines of their faith and really live it out – to go all in in your time with God, all in with your family, all in with your community, and all in battling your fears that may hold you back from becoming who God made you to be. Along that same theme, Matthew currently has a 6-week All in Challenge on his social media and each week Matthew will be challenging his fans to go all in in a different part of their lives.

What does it look like when a heart that knows Jesus takes a step and holds nothing back? How can we go All In in the places that mean the most?

After listening to the album, my favorite song is The Beautiful Things We Miss and it because it made me think about all of the time I missed out on being with loved ones because my view and focus was off. The things that matter are eternal things not this temporary stuff that gets us off track. That is one thing about this album, it makes you think and hopefully get you to do some introspection and see if you can honestly say if you are all in or not.

All In video:

To purchase your own CD ⇒All In or you can take your chance and enter to win a copy below. 

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           Matthew West All In CD Giveaway

“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for including me in this promotion!  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.”

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Natural Soap That Will Leave Your Skin Soft

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Natural Soap That Will Leave Your Skin Soft

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You know after a long day of work and trying to relax you want to come home and pamper yourself without the cost of a 5 star rated spa but want the feel of one? That is what I wanted and I have found a great brand that enabled me to do just that. Green Goo is a natural organic brand that will leave your skin soft and has no harmful ingredients. I was sent a few items to try in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.

I admit after using the healing bar that had lavender and comfrey in it, that I was initially worried because I had that squeaky clean feeling which usually at least for me is accompanied by my skin needing moisture/lotion, but immediately after I felt my skin and it was smooth and soft. Lavender calms tensions and disinfects the skin, while Comfrey root is a skin cell regenerator widely known for its external healing abilities.

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I have heard of Castille Soap, but did not know what to do with it. According to the brand, Castille Soap, is an all-natural, all-purpose wonder cleaner, so natural dish soap here you come.

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Ahhhhh. With wonderful scents that are sure to satisfy, like Fresh Citrus, and Lemongrass Zinger, will make you forget that you are washing away dirt and germs.

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I totally swapped out one of my bar soaps, but the natural bar soap that has palm oil as well as other essential oils. Sometimes using natural products, it seems that they just do not last as long, but Green Goo apparently goes through a 35 day cold process, which helps ensure a longer lasting bar guaranteed to pamper your skin which is AWESOME!! That was one reason that I did not purchase natural soap often because I always had to replace it sooner than I thought I should.

Have you tried any of these great products from Green Goo? If not, what are you waiting for? Try the natural soap that will leave your skin soft.


Crossflix Faith Oriented Entertainment and Giveaway

September 4, 2017 / Inspiration, Main Menu, Product Reviews

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Left and right you see on the television and certainly on the internet half naked people and 4 and 5 letter words that you do not want your children to hear or see, well I was recently introduced to Crossflix. A new way to watch faith and family entertainment that is clean educatonal and inspirational. I was given a code for a free 3 month subscription in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. Keep reading and you will have a chance to win a 1 year subscription for yourself or a loved one.

I found myself watching Gallows Road with Ernie Hudson and some other big names and I forgot I got drawn in. No cheesy movies or programming here. Internet based so you can watch it on any device, Roku, phone and/or computer which is what I am using. I love this subscription and would highly recommend it if you want to avoid seeing some of the degrading things on television.  The videos are free from graphic violence, harsh language, sex, and nudity.

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Brief Description:

Get Crossflix Originals and the BEST in Christian entertainment for
you and your family!

  • Thousands of Christian movies and more to Entertain, Educate & Inspire!
  • Original programming not available anywhere else!
  • The most top-rated Christian entertainment!
  • All titles reviewed and approved by Crossflix staff.
  • Your Crossflix subscription gives back to the Christian Faith Community

As I mentioned above you have a chance to win a year subscription by Clicking Here. Have you heard of this subscription service and if so, what was the first thing you watched?


Food Cooked with Love Zeal Modern Eatery

September 4, 2017 / Entertainment and Travel, Foodie, Main Menu
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According to the Oxford Dictionary, one of the synonyms for zeal is love and that is what I tasted in every bite while dining at Zeal Modern Eatery in East Cobb.

Any time I get a chance to go to East Cobb in Marietta I jump on it and I am never disappointed. I was able to visit one of my favorite areas thanks to Culinary Local. Prior to today I had not heard of Zeal Modern Eatery and was kind of disappointed that I had not heard of it this eatery.

This was a special night of beer and bar bites pairings with the dynamic duo Zeal Modern Eatery and Gate City Beer.

5 courses and 5 chances to love or hate the pairings created by Chef Kristian, co-founder Scott Sawant and Gate City Beer. Did I love or hate these pairing? Stay tuned to find out…

1st course:

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20 Grand Cream Ale with Smoky Mahi Mahi Taco

 

2nd course:

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1864 IPA with Spicy Beef Tenderloin Monchow Soup

3rd course:

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Pitt Hopkins Pale Ale with East Coast Wahoo w/roasted corn, baby kale, andouille sausage, and shoestring potatoes

4th course:

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OTP IPA with Caribbean Jerk Barbeque Rib

5th course:

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Terminus Porter with Truffle Cheesecake Fritter

Like I mentioned before, I am not disappointed when I come to the East Cobb area and I certainly was not today either.

My vote for the best combo was the Wahoo and Pitt Hopkins Pale Ale. I LOVED IT!! and yes I wanted more of it. With every bite, I could taste the love in every bite.

Zeal Modern Eatery stays busy. Even after the pairing event, plenty of, it seemed regulars, just hung out with Scott and other staff having a grand time. To be honest, I almost felt some type of way because at first I kind of felt ignored, but after a while the atmosphere seemed to have changed and I felt more at ease. I told one of my friends that I will have to make sure to come back with some of my friends and family to check out the wonderful tasting food and to share in some of the love I felt while eating it.

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You can have a grand time as well and apparently, on the regular they have live music playing, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Check them out here (www.zealrestaurant.com) and see their other special events like half off wine bottles on Wednesday. Drink and eat up!!


Patterns of Evidence Exodus Review and Giveaway

September 1, 2017 / Inspiration, Main Menu, Product Reviews

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Let me just say that I totally believe that it occurred, but this is not about what I believe and neither is this movie. It is a truly unbiased take on the subject with arguments (good) on both sides which may have you questioning what you believe.

If you are into History and Egyptian History in particular and like to read the Bible or are just curious about it, the maker and the contents then this will be of some interest to you. This is family friendly so everyone can view it. I thought it was interesting and went to places that I want to visit personally however if you just want to watch something that requires no thought then this is not it for sure. You will think and it will probably make you do some research.

 

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About the film

  • Won 13 awards on the film festival circuit in 2014, including a Gold Remi Award winner for Best Director at the Worldfest Houston Intl. Film Festival, the Gold Crown Award for Best Picture and Best Documentary at ICVM 2014, and Official Selection at the Soho International Film Festival in New York.
  • Supplemental resources associated with the film include a nearly 400-page hardcover book, small group Bible study, Movie Event kit, youth version (called Young Explorers), homeschool curriculum and others.
  • It includes powerful interviews with some of the top experts in the fields of archaeology and Egyptology as well as people of influence in the Middle East.
  • The film has an objective, fair-minded and balanced approach. It allows viewpoints from all sides to be heard in a respectful way while asking honest questions of the Bible and scholars’ views. It does not preach and lets the evidence speak for itself. This allows the film to be very shareable with those of different viewpoints.

 

You can decide yourself, by purchasing a copy and getting $3.00 off by using code MK1 here or enter to win below.

Pattern of Evidence Exodus Giveaway

 

Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again.  Winner is subject to eligibility verification.


First Time Car Buyer Tips

August 29, 2017 / Main Menu, Product Reviews
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Finding the first right car for you or your loved run can be a very long process. With so many resources with all types of information regarding what to look for in a new car. I want to help you make the most informed choice, save time and find the right car for your or your loved one.

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You have to perform the right research because without it you will surely make a mistake when choosing a vehicle. Recently and honestly after purchasing my recent vehicle, but while helping others with their first time car purchases for their new college students, I was able to recommend www.cars.com. You can easily search around for new to you (used) or a new vehicle and with only a few clicks you will find all of the information you will need.

For instance, one of the first articles in the First Time Buyers section, is lessons learned from our first cars, and this section can really help during this already most exciting time for your loved ones. Other articles from making suggestions on how much should be spent on the car to how to negotiate which really comes into play when buying a used car. There are other sections within www.cars.com that help with purchasing a used car including the worth of the vehicle you are trying to purchase based upon the year, make, and mileage. With that knowledge you will be in a better position to negotiate the price.

This is a very brief suggestion on the perfect site to use (on any of your smart devices) to help you save money, time and hopefully have the right vehicle for you. First Time Car Buyer Tips have some great suggestions that one can use no matter what stage you are in, first time to picking out your 3rd.

Do you have a first time car buyer in your life? What is the first thing you tell them that they need to do? 

 


Car Shopping Is Made Easy

August 28, 2017 / Main Menu, Product Reviews
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Car Shopping Made Easy

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Car shopping can be one of the most exciting, irritating and emotionally draining processes ever. So many ways to go to obtain information on what to chose and what not to chose. Within the last two years, hubby and I went car shopping and it was a royal pain. We did not research like we should have. I mean No real research was done prior and that was a mistake. I want to share with you how car shopping can really be made easy.

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Researching ahead of time is the best thing one can do and had I did it last time I was looking, I may or may not have ended up with the car that I have now. It is really too late to say.

Research allows you to know what type of car is best for you and your family as well as the price that you can afford before you even leave your home. I have found after the fact that www.cars.com is a wonderful resource to learning about your next vehicle purchase. The website has so much information in a one place and that would have helped me a lot.

Detailed and unbiased reviews are found on a variety of different cars. I thought that the coolest part was the ability to do a search for best bets in your particular car category. For instance, I chose convertible because I want that to be my next vehicle, so I started a search and was able to say I wanted www.cars.com best bets which were cars that met the following criteria: fuel economy, crash test performance, and reliability. After performing the search, it narrowed down over 100 convertibles down to 5 convertibles and some of which I actually would not have considered them. Options are key and to have an outside reputable agency provide you information that can help you is tops.

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Armed with information about the vehicle you want you can go car shopping, whether it is for a new or used vehicle, knowledgeable and well informed. Education is key and has always been the key and is downright vital when shopping especially for used vehicles. Research can also tell you how much a used vehicle you are interested in is actually worth depending on its condition.

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If you are a visual person, check out the videos and reviews section of the site and I found even something much more impressive and that is a first time buyer section that would have helped me years ago when I was shopping for my 1st car.

I honestly was in a bit of a hurry when we went shopping for my current vehicle, so I want to strongly suggest that you take your time and do not be in a hurry. If you just cannot help it, do the research ahead of time so you can come out getting the best vehicle for you and your family at the least amount necessary to spend.

 Have you used www.cars.com where car shopping made easy? 


ZeroWater Provides Cleaner Hydration

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ZeroWater Provides Cleaner Hydration

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Hydrating is important and drinking more water is part of that, as I have mentioned in my last post, there are different ways to achieve that, but the most common way is just good old water, whether it is filtered or not, flavored or not, etc.

Usually my go to water is seltzer water, but at times costs a lot of money especially to get the kind without sodium, sweetener or other additives/preservatives. There have been times during a visit to my local, Home Depot, where I would see signs about testing your water and I was always interested and intriqued.

I was given the chance to try Zero Water and this was what I was looking for. The opportunity to check my water to see if there is actually a difference from filtered and non filtered water.

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So, I dived right in and opened the Zero Water pitcher box, which included a TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) Tester and so I turned on the water and put some in one of my favorite glasses and then put the TDS tester in the glass. The results were 047, so I had to see what the number was filtered……

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Different glass, and poured some water from the ZeroWater pitcher (filtered) and once again put the TDS Tester in glass and the results were (drum roll please): 001. Different from the sink and it is enough for me to take notice.

About ZeroWater

  • Only Filter Pitcher Certified by NSF to Reduce both Lead and Chromium
  • 5-Stage Filtration removes 99.6% of Dissolved Solids
  • BPA Free
  • One-handed “push to dispense” spout to fill any bottle or cup
  • TDS meter that provides a digital reading so you know when it is time to change your filter

This product is a good way to provide cleaner hydration to your families. To get your own Zerowater Pitcher ⇒ Cleaner Water for less than $35.00 for the pitcher and replacement filters can be found here ⇒ Need More Filters.

Have you tested the results of the filtered water you had recently?

Hydration Smoothies New at Smoothie King

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Hydration Smoothies New at Smoothie King

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It is truly official this year has been the worse for heat, humidity and just plain energy draining. Maybe I am just spoiled coming from the North, but it is just sometimes just too darn hot to do anything and what I have found is that water and more water is the key to surviving in this type of heat.

Keeping yourself hydrated is one of the most important things to do if you are finding yourself doing a lot of outdoor activities, working out and at times just standing out in the heat. To help keep me hydrated in particular after working a full time job and a side gig until we get up some more faithful staff, I have found myself needing more help than just regular water. I am good for wanting something sweet instead of water which of course is the best for you, but hey if you are like me and want something other than water try the Hydration Smoothies New At Smoothie King to replenish yourself after sweating in the Georgia sun.

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I had the pleasure of trying the Dragon Fruit and it was totally delicious. I could not get enough of it. I had the 32oz and it was more than enough for me. I had it as a quick pick me up and you will find that the dragon fruit according to www.smoothieking.com, it has 6 grams of fiber. Some of the ingredients were: mangos, stevia, coconut water, dragon fruit of course and juice blends. What I love about these the most are that there is no artificial sweeteners or sugars added.

Never fear, if you do not like dragon fruit, try one of the other members of the hydration line: Watermelon Hybiscus and Lemon Green Tea.

Have you tried the new hydration smoothie line? Which one(s) are you looking forward to trying?

Ooops almost forgot, here is the recipe:

At-Home Dragon Fruit Hydration Smoothie Recipe

  • Pitaya Plus Smoothie Pack 1 Pack
    • “Pitaya” is another word for dragon fruit; these are organic and frozen dragon fruit cubes that can be found at Whole Foods.
  • Mango                           ½ Cup, Diced
  • Coconut Water               ½ Cup
  • Papaya Juice                 1/3 Cup
  • Ice 1 ½ Cups

Place all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

 


4 Essential Tools For The Perfect Beard

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4 Essential Tools For The Perfect Beard 

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My husband is one to always want to keep his beard looking nice. When we first began dating, he used to have a longer beard but now a few years out of college and into the working world, he tends to keep it shorter and well kept. Beard grooming actually isn’t as expensive as you may think. My husband actually can achieve a good look with some pocket friendly products as well as the grooming tools and skills he’s mastered over the years. He actually gave me a few pointers and ideas on what type of products he loves using and the essential tools to keep his perfect beard in place day after day. Here are 4 basic tools he loves!

  1. Beard Shampoo – I actually didn’t even know that a beard shampoo existed until my husband came home and couldn’t stop raving about a few he found at the store. A good quality beard shampoo, as opposed to soap, will keep your beard nourished. Soap can lead to dryness and your the small hairs to fall out as it’s harsh on your skin. This specific shampoo works best when used with a conditioner as well. It may sound a bit extravagant but it’s worth it and only washing it once in two or three days will do the trick. On days that you don’t use a shampoo on your heard, you can always rinse it well for hygiene and use a towel to dry it out.                         Beard-Comb-4-essentialImage: Smoky Mountain 

    2. Bristled Brush and Comb – Having a bristled brush and comb with narrow teeth on one side and wide on the other is essential to keeping your beard from getting knotted. It also helps keep your beard tame. Having a bristled brush and comb can actually help spread your beard nourishment products evenly when you apply them to your beard as well. Some of my husband’s favorite bristle brushes and combs are right here and here. The best part about the combs are that they are polished for a snag and static free experience for your beard!        Beard-4-essential Image: Smoky Mountain

    3. Beard Balm or Beard Oil – Having these products will help style the hairs on your beard and keep them in ‘control’ throughout your busy day. Some of my husbands favorite beard balms is the White Lightin’ Beard Balm. It has a clean, fresh, just-out-of-the-the-barbershop scent of Bay Rum. It has a premium blend of waxes, butters and oils to make your beard soft and manageable.

    4. Trimmer – A basic trimmer with a blade adjustment or a razor is also another great essential for keeping your beard looking perfect throughout the day. My husband enjoys trimmers that can be easily stores and packed away for long trips or when he needs to use it quickly.

Now that I’ve explained a few of the basic essential tools to keeping your man’s beard looking sharp and spectacular, I’m sure you’re next question is where can I purchase these things? My favorite store ( and one stop shop ) is Smoky Mountain Beard Co! They specialize in these great products and have everything you need for your beard to stay healthy. Smoky Mountain Beard Co. was founded with simple beard grooming in mind and with the idea that the everyday hard workin’ man should be able to take care of his beard at a price he can afford. The idea that they are not all “Lumbersexuals”.  The company is located in North Georgia, close to the foothills of the Appalachians and it’s Co-Founders Nate & Stacy have made it their mission to work hard to make sure these traditions stay alive and well.  Customer service and Quality beard care products are their priorities. They hand pick the finest all natural ingredients as well as hand blend all of their beard oils and beard balms.  What more could you ask for in a company that specializes the quality care that your man’s beard needs? So what are you waiting for friends? Grab your favorite kit and products from Smoky Mountain Beard co today and be sure to let me know what your favorite tools your man loves to use!