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Get Mrs. Meyer’s Holiday Scents for Free!!! | Free Mrs. Meyer’s Holiday Scents!

For the last three years, we have been overseas, in tropical weather for the holidays. While there were so many things to love about Bangkok, I missed the fall; with all of its smells, and coziness and I missed the Christmas season; with it’s cold weather and seasonal scents! Which is why I am so excited to be back in the States this holiday season. I have been loving all things fall scented, and am getting pumped for some peppermint and Christmas tree scented goodness.

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Because I have a deep love for cleaning…well…for things being clean, my scent craze does not end with a few candles. I of course like to stock up on some seasonal scents in my cleaning products as well! Enter, Mrs. Meyer’s and Grove Collaborative.

Because Grove is awesome, they sent me an early sample of Mrs. Meyer’s Peppermint hand soap and dish soap. And ya’ll, Mrs. Meyer’s brought me right on in to the holiday season: with a quickness! In their awesomeness, Grove Collaborative is offering new customers a pretty amazing deal. If you sign up for their subscription service you will get $35 worth of Christmas-y goodness to keep your home clean and smelling amazing this holiday season.

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The set includes a Mrs. Meyer’s Multi-Surface Spray, Mrs. Meyer’s dish soap, Mrs. Meyer’s hand soap, and a Grove Collaborative Bubble Up,  The Grove Collaborative Bubble Up brush takes your regular dish soap and turns it into a bubbling cleaning machine. And, it’s easy to hold when you’re scrubbing caked-on food, off that casserole dish. When the dishes are done, a quick swipe with this Grove Collaborative kitchen towel gets the counters and sink sparkling clean (and sops up any stray bubbles)!

I love the peppermint scent, but the Mrs. Meyer’s products also come in Orange Clove, so if peppermint isn’t your thing, you can get all orangy this holiday season.

Just in case you are not familiar with Grove Collaborative, it’s a subscription service that makes creating a healthy, beautiful home effortless and affordable. I can choose my favorite products from brands like Mrs. Meyer’s, Seventh Generation, and Method, and Grove delivers them (carbon offset) right to my doorstep, on my schedule.

I love getting quality, natural products, delivered to my door, while saving money. Who doesn’t love that?!?!

When you sign up for Grove Collaborative using my link, you’ll get the Mrs. Meyer’s Holiday set for free + free shipping.

If you’re already a customer, you’ll get 50% off of the brand new Grove Collaborative Bubble Up.

Don’t forget to sign up for the free VIP trial, too. Not only is the free shipping amazing, you’ll get perks like free gifts, price matching, and personal customer service.

Grove only has a limited number of sets available and the offer ends November 21st, so grab yours now!

Here’s how it works:

1. Sign up for Grove Collaborative HERE. You’ll receive the Mrs. Meyer’s offer for FREE when you sign up! If you’re already a customer, you’ll receive the Grove Collaborative Bubble Up for 50% off.

2. Answer 4 quick questions about your home that Grove Collaborative will then use to customize your first basket — this takes under 30 seconds!

3. Once you’ve answered the questions, you can finalize your basket of products to suit your household needs by adding or removing items.

4. To receive this offer, your order needs to be a minimum of $20. Choose the combination of products and scents you love and receive in your first box. Grove has a lot more to offer than just holiday scented items. We love their Method Detergent, Caldrea Counter Spray and Lavender Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soaps. But, there really is so much to choose from, so look around a bit before placing your order!

5. You made it! Click Finish & Pay and place your order.

Here is a sample cart, and what you could get if you take Grove up on this order:

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I have been using Grove for years now and love the ease of it! I highly recommend you take advantage of this FREE offer ASAP, because they only have a limited number of gift sets, and have already run out of their Pine Scent. So, sign up TODAY friends and let’s enjoy the scents of the holidays together!

The App That Helps Me Save Without Thinking | Save Money with Digit

Last week, I stumbled upon a fantastic app that has already got me singing its praises! Over the last few years, I’ve learned the true value of saving money. In the past, we’ve always just transferred money over each month to a separate bank account. Two years ago, we opened accounts with Capitol One 360, which allows us to start new savings accounts for different purposes, without all of the hassel we would have to go through at a bank.I absolutely love how easy it is to transfer money over to our Capitol One accounts and start a new account when we have something we’re saving for. Plus their interest rates are phenomenal! The only thing I wish that account could do, is sneakily transfer money over to it each week. This way, we would be saving without really feeling the weight of a big transfer!

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Enter Digit.

Digit is a user-friendly app that makes saving super easy. All you do is link your bank account (it is totally secure, no worries there), and then it will transfer over random amounts at different points during the week. They actually calculate how much to transfer based on your spending history, so that your savings is maximized based on your money habits and account balances. Digit sends you a text every morning with your account balance, and will transfer the money back to your account whenever you ask them to. And, all of this is totally free! Here’s a quick summary.


I have been super impressed with Digit so far, and highly recommend you give it a try! There is something so exiting about seeing that savings account balance increase, ya’ll!

Sign up here and happy saving peeps!

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Free Online Bible Study Group

Studying God’s Word might seem like a challenging spiritual discipline, set apart for bible teachers and preachers. But it isn’t. And while it can certainly be difficult at times, it is something we are all able to do, with a few simple skills, and a whole lot of practice.

You don’t have to be a scholar or a married to a preacher to really know God’s Word. What you do need is commitment to spend some time in the Word, a simple study method to use during your time in the Word, and a community to keep you accountable and help sharpen you after your time in the Word.

  • Maybe you’ve tried to study God’s Word on  your own before only to quit a few days in because you were overwhelmed and frustrated.
  • Maybe you love studying God’s Word, but haven’t found community with others who share that same passion.
  • Maybe you have never tried to go any further than a quick devotional reading each morning, but know that there is so much more of God to be found on the pages of scripture.

If that’s you, know that you are not alone.

I haven’t always known how to study God’s Word. And, even after I learned how to, I haven’t always been able to sustain the motivation to keep going.

Until…

I found myself surrounded by other women who wanted to dig deep into scripture with me. That kind of accountability, paired with a few Bible study skills helped me to grow in both scriptural knowledge, and obedience to what God was showing me through my Bible study times.

Ya’ll, I believe that if we could catch even the slightest glimpse of God’s character through the pages of scripture, we would find obedience far easier than we ever dreamed it would be, and our hearts would be filled with the deep affection for the God who authored every word on those pages.

Which is why I am starting a free Bible study this fall. I want to help encourage you in your faith by giving you some tools to study God’s Word. I also want to surround you with other women who have the same hunger and desire, so that you are continually spurred on in your pursuit of Christ.

Want to join me? Here’s what you need to know:

  • The group will start on September 5th, 2016
  • We will be using Katie Orr’s Everyday Peace (4 week study, 15 minutes per day)
  • You will be in a FB group alongside other women who want to grow in their faith through their own Bible study.
  • There will be weekly discussions through our FB group, and I will post videos each week, going over the study material.

Amazon will be shipping books out by the end of August. If you pre-order a copy before July 30th, you get some awesome freebies (pictured below) along with your order.

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Free Scripture Prints

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Free Greek/Hebrew Word Study Worksheet

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Free Inductive Bible Study eClass

 

 

Purchasing your Bible study is the only cost for joining my group!

Order Your Study Here

Once you’ve ordered your book, you can claim your freebies by filling out this form!

Then, just sign up here for my group. Once it gets closer to the start date, I will send out details on how the group will run, and include the link to our new FB group!

If you want to grow deeper through more intentional time in God’s Word, in community with other women, for FREE, this is group is for you!

  1. Grab your study here.
  2. Snag your freebies here (only good until July 30th).
  3. Sign up for my group here.
  4. Tell your friends to join along with you!

You can build a sustainable Bible study habit. Growth, knowledge of the Word and intimacy with God are not for the super spiritual. They are for everyday believers like us. Which is why I love Katie’s studies. She takes us to the Word, teaches us how to mine for truth, and God through the Holy Spirit teaches, convicts and encourages our hearts, as He reveals His character to us.

Can’t wait to dig in with you all!

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Why Cleaning Isn’t So Bad | Free Caldrea Cleaners

So, I have a confession.

While we were living in Bangkok, I had a maid. A full time, live-in, clean EVERYTHING, cook everything, ah-mazing maid. I won’t go into the whole story, but when we agreed to rent our friend’s house while they were gone for a year in order to save money, they asked us to keep their maid, so she would have a job until they returned. I totally did a happy dance fought tooth and nail, insisting we didn’t need a maid, but signed that contract as fast as I could gave in because we were still saving money. The bliss of having a full time helper is not something I can clearly communicate in writing. It’s better than you can imagine. I promise.

Then, I moved back to the States. And now, I am the maid. And much to my chagrin, I am still just as OCD as I was before I left. So, I clean. A lot.

Which is why I am so thankful to be back in the land of the free and the home of the scented dish soap.

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Being back, I have quickly come to rely on Grove Collaborative to make my kitchen look warm and welcoming (and make me look like Martha Stewart) with minimal effort. This month, Grove has put together a beautiful Caldrea summer entertaining set for you — a FREE gift with purchase. These dish soaps and countertop cleaners from Caldrea are amazing. Where else can you find hard­working, healthy cleaners that smell like fine fragrances? And ya’ll, I am all about the smell. So, when I say they smell amazing, I mean it. Plus, they look incredibly chic on your countertop.

Each scent is made with the best natural ingredients and light essential oils. The pear blossom agave scent is my personal favorite — it smells like summer in bloom! When you order, you can also choose the sea salt neroli, tangelo palm frond, or ginger pomelo scents. The set also includes this Grove Collaborative Be Good dish brush, made of earth-friendly bamboo and BPA ­free recycled plastic. It’s too pretty to store under the sink, so I keep mine right up there with my fancy soap!

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If you’re new to Grove Collaborative, you’ll get this set FREE + free shipping when you order here and spend $20. If you’re already hooked on Grove, you’ll get a free Grove Collaborative Be Good dish brush when you use this link.

I can’t wait to order some Caldrea hand soaps. They are the only ones I love more than Mrs. Meyer’s, so I plan on adding a couple to my next two Grove shipments. That’s the best part of shopping with Grove: I never have to worry about running out to buy paper towels before a party, because Grove helps me stay stocked up on high ­quality supplies. I simply choose my favorite products, schedule my shipment, and Grove delivers everything right to my door (carbon offset). It’s effortless, and unbelievably affordable.

Want to get your Caldrea set and see for yourself why I love Grove? Here’s how it works:

1. Sign up for Grove Collaborative HERE and you will receive the Caldrea offer for FREE!

2. Answer 4 quick questions about your home that Grove Collaborative will then use to customize your products — this takes under 30 seconds!

3. Once you’ve answered the questions, you can finalize your basket of products to suit your household needs by adding or removing items.

4. To receive this offer, your order needs to be a minimum of $20. Choose the combination of products and scents you love and receive in your first box.

5. You made it! Click Finish & Pay and place your order.

Don’t forget this special offer is only available until July 24 or while supplies last. Bonus savings tip: Don’t forget to sign up for Grove Collaborative’s free 60 day VIP trial after you complete your first order! I love being a VIP. It saves me time and makes shopping with Grove even more affordable. For 60 days, you can save too, with free gifts and shipping, price matching, exclusive sales, and personal service.

Whatcha’ waiting for? Get yo’ free stuff people!

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The Struggle to Keep a Godward Focus

Lara Casey posted this on her IG account yesterday and it had me thinking. While she was specifically speaking to the context of business, what she shares has been my greatest struggle as a believer in so many areas of my life.

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Not growing up in a Christian home, I learned to take care of myself early on. To say that my family was dysfunctional would be an understatement. I spent my childhood and early teen years focused on building a life that looked nothing like the one I came from.One where I was the boss, in charge of my own destiny. I was focused, smart and willing to do whatever it took.

Then, God saved me.

He plucked me out of true darkness and began conforming me to His image. So much changed drastically and quickly, but there were some deep places in my flesh that remained. They were hungry for comfort, stability, notoriety, and success. I learned to mask those desires on the outside, but they continued as driving forces in everything I did, and still do. They inform my work, my parenting, my role in marriage and virtually every other aspect of my life.

I know in a heady kind of way who I am in Christ and what that should look like. My knowledge of who God is, and the need to invest in eternal things, is not lacking. But, that’s just knowledge.

My anchor in Christ is not as deep as my knowledge of God is wide.  

This striving and busyness that Laura describe above, truly is tiring and frustrating. It is like squeezing a handful of sand so as not to lose any, only to watch it all trickle slowly through your clenched fist.

My flesh still rears its ugly head compelling me to hustle and work, and make things happen. It yells at me to be a better parent, wife, teacher, and overall better Christian. I live my life with a sense of urgency and hurry instead of in a resting, active peace.

I do believe that God designed me uniquely and on purpose. He gifted me with a childhood that made me a scrappy fighter. He gave me big ideas, dreams and a “let’s try” attitude. He educated me through intelligent, thinking people, both inside and outside of the church. He places me exactly where He wants me, because where ever I am, there is a need for the light of the gospel. He has redeemed so many broken pieces of my past.

The depths of my sinful heart never cease to both surprise and sadden me. At the same time, the expanse of His grace never seems to end. I long for a heart like David’s when He says, “For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere”, or like Moses who “…considered the reproach of Christ greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt”. My mind knows of the truth found in these verses, and a small piece of my heart feels the weight of them. But, if I am being honest, this isn’t always my default, my natural disposition, or the true direction of my heart. I am easily drawn to the world and its promise of comfort, ease, more, better, faster, and shinier.

Lara’s post got me thinking. Thinking about grace, and striving, and seeking to live a life that truly honors God. A life that desires to be with the Father, to walk in obedience to His calling and to do more than build something that will ultimately have no eternal value.

God’s grace has brought me so far, that at times I feel as though I couldn’t have possibly been the girl I know I used to be. But, this streak that lies so deep within me, often takes me by surprise. My heart is truly prone to wander, but His Spirit never lets me get too far. His Word, His people, and His presence draw me back into focus. I know He has already done a great work in my life, and know that He will continue that work until it is complete.

God plucked me straight out of true darkness and set my feet on His path. I sometimes get sidetracked, following down rabbit trails that lead me nowhere. But, my good Shepherd always brings me back.

I am thankful for His grace, the work of Christ and the restoration He grants believers.

I am thankful that we no longer have to walk in accordance to the patterns of our flesh and that we can joyfully walk in obedience to His calling.

I am thankful that we can have families, businesses and day to day interactions, using every ounce of who we are, to bring Him glory.

I am thankful that, as a believer, there is no rabbit trail that will ever bring us to our destination or completely out of the hands of God.

I am thankful that we have an eternity that is truly worth investing in.

I am thankful for a new heart, new identity and power in Christ.

I am thankful for His Word, that is truly a lamp for us, guiding our steps to live and serve and honor Him.

But mostly, I am thankful for a good, patient gracious Father. One who does not allow us to find lasting satisfaction in the temporary, but offers us full relationship with Himself, where satisfaction for all eternity is found.

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