I recently got a Brother Scan and Cut and I’ve been itching to try it out. Then Angelcraft sent me an invitation to try out their 6×12 Self Adhesive Vinyl Sheets highly discounted in exchange for a fair unbiased review. The feeling I could trust #angelcraft’s product made it easier for me to work with the new machine. I found the colors to be vibrant and true and I really love that there is a wide selection of colors. The adhesive works well for indoor or outdoor applications. Angelcraft vinyl has a five year outdoor durability and is calendared with 3 mil thickness. It’s also MADE IN THE USA!
My project was to make a new bumper sticker for my hubby’s car. He likes having them on his rear window so I needed to make it bigger than the typical sticker. The width of the Angelcraft vinyl worked perfectly for what I needed.
Here’s a picture of the final product:
I really like the look and feel of the Self Adhesive Vinyl Sheets from Angelcraft. Now I need to go make another sticker for my neighbor. Bye~
I have the most beautiful German Shepherd Dog, but my husband insisted on doing all of his training. I am unable to walk him because he hasn’t been worked with and he tends to pull. So when #PrimalPetGear offered to send their Double Handle Dog Leash – RED – 8ft – Extra Long Leash for a substantial discount in exchange for a fair unbiased review, I was excited to take them up on it. Wow, this is the best dog leash I have EVER owned. It’s made from quality nylon with a cushioned handle on each handled end of the leash and a good strong metal clasp.
Did I mention cushioned handle? I love this leash! It’s got 2 lengths- 1 foot and 8 foot, so I can give my dog the freedom he likes when walking but if he gets to be too much or there’s something going on and I need to reign him in, it’s a simple matter of changing to the shorter hande. No clipping and unclipping necessary! And PrimalPetGear is so sure of their product that they offer a 5 year Money-back guarantee. I can’t wait to be able to walk my dog again! Not only that, this leash works for medium and some smaller breeds. So Frostie, my Westie, can go for a walk on it as well. Super deal- check it out!
The Girl From the Train by Irma Joubert is one of those books that you begin to read and end up absorbing. It’s so much more than a story about a girl. It begins in Poland during the 2nd World War- with a young girl named Gretl who jumps from a train in the middle of the night with her sister, Elsa. They are expecting their family, Mutti and Oma, to join them and are confused as to why the train went on without Oma and Mutti jumping off. At the same time, Jakob and 2 others are sent to bomb a German troop train and realize once the bombs have been set that there is a horrible mistake about to occur- the train is coming from the opposite direction and the sick realization that it’s prisoners who are about to die, not soldiers like they intended. So when Jakob later finds Gretl alone, he feels very guilty for her loss and takes her in. Over time, Gretl, now Gretz, fits in and convinces those around here and in her school that she is a German, not Polish and certainly not a Jew.
The next phase in this book is when Gretz is given to an orphanage for the opportunity to be adopted out to an Afrikaner couple. But the stipulation is that she must be Germanic, and 100% Aryan at that. So she hides her Polish/Jewish background and becomes Grietjie and moves to South Africa.
This story segues seamlessly from one culture to another and shows just how resilient young children can be. Gretl questions her past and comes to terms with the fact that her grandparents died as a result of the train bombing. She is reunited with Jakob when he has to flee Germany and decides to go to South Africa.
This is a hauntingly realistic approach to the story of Jakob and Gretl- who were brought together through very strange circumstances and how their lives continued to intertwine as the years went by.
I love baking and my kidlet loves learning how to bake. One thing I tried recently was to come up with a good recipe for Matcha Green Tea Muffins. I finally found a recipe that I could convert and add to, and today was the day to try it. I started out by making sure I was using a high quality Matcha Green Tea from Midori Spring. This tea is immediately recognizable as a quality product. The appearance is a bright green color and fine texture. It comes in a smart silver tone tin and instructions for use are provided. This is ceremonial grade, which is above your average matcha tea, which gives a better experience than so many other teas out there. I was offered Midori Spring Ceremonial (GOLD) Matcha Green Tea for free in exchange for a fair, unbiased review.
I received the dvd No Ordinary Shepherd for free from Family Christian for the purpose of review. No Ordinary Shepherd is a story about a young crippled boy who lives with his mother. He was in an accident with his father a few years before. The accident left his father dead and the boy crippled. He is ostrasized by the other villagers as useless and he feels like he is a burden to his mom. He spends most of his time in the fields shepherding other people’s sheep. He has a lot of time to reflect on his memories and regret not being able to support his mother better.
One night, as he is in a nearby cave preparing to eat his dinner, he is visited by a stranger. He invites the stranger to join him for dinner, warning that it is not much. As they eat and visit, he at first hides the special cake his mother made him. But as he talks about his father and how his father shared the experience of being a shepherd that was invited to witness the birth of Christ, he decides to share fully in all he has. Then he admits that he had hidden his cake at first and apologizes to the stranger. The stranger reaches out to touch him and the boy is healed. He then realizes that he is in the presence of Jesus Christ. What joy he feels to know Christ and be healed! This dvd, although short, packs a huge, meaningful punch! Just the idea of being in the physical presence of Christ is more than he could imagine, much less to be healed. But as he believes, he is given the healing he wants to experience and nothing will ever be the same again.
As a gift, Family Christian is generous enough to offer a $25 Appreciation Certificate. The tasks are pretty simple, just click on the rafflecopter below and do as few or as many as you like. And remember to come back each day, as there are some tasks that can be repeated. Don’t forget to share with your friends! Thanks so much for reading about No Ordinary Shepherd. If you get the chance to see this dvd, do so! You won’t regret it!
I have struggled with my weight for years and tried every fad diet there is out there. Then I received Garcinia Cambogia Supreme 85%HCA Enhanced from Life and Food for free by agreeing to give a fair review. I was happy to give it a try. And why not? I certainly hadn’t lost much on my own. This is a natural supplement, not a stimulant, so it offers a better mood and more energy by boosting your Serotonin levels. It is made from the fruit rind of the Garcinia Cambogia plant and has been used for centuries for weight loss because of its ability to suppress the appetite while burning fat. All this without the jittery feeling you’d get if you took a stimulant laden diet pill. To be honest, I had a hard time losing weight but my energy levels are higher than they’ve been in a long time!
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Rader Farms Fresh Start Morning Vitality Superberry Smoothie
Rader Farms Fresh Start Morning Vitality Superberry Smoothie
This is an easy recipe because you add or subtract anything you like. I’ve tried it with spinach, beets, or kale. Unless you really load it down they’ll never know especially if you are adding berries because they hide the color of the veggies.
1 cup Rader Farms Morning Vitality Fruit Mix
1 cup milk*
1 teaspoon flax seeds
1/2 container yogurt, preferably greek but you can also use any flavored
1/2 cup blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, or combination
1 cup Acai puree, if desired
1-2 scoops protein powder
*Any kind of milk- enough to thin mixture to blend
Start out by adding the Rader Farms Morning Vitality Fruit Mix and milk to your blender. Pulse a few times to get things moving, then add the remaining ingredients.Pulse again, then run on high to get it smooth. If it isn’t moving, unplug blender and use a spatula or spoon to get things loosened up, then restart the blender. You can add more milk at this point as well, a bit at a time until well incorporated. Pour and enjoy!