Tuesday, December 29, 2015

When Calls the Heart Season 2 on DVD! GIVEAWAY! Ends Sunday, January 3

I know many of you are "Hearties!"  It's so nice to see a show that is family friendly and also has a good story line as well as some romance, mystery and adventure.  I've reviewed all of Season 2 episodes that were put on DVD, but you can get all these and more in this exclusive set for Season 2.

When Calls the Heart Complete Season 2 10-DVD Collector's Edition 

Synopsis from the back of the package:
Elizabeth Thatcher is a strong-willed teacher who has foregone the life of the big city and found a job, a home and a bit of unexpected romance with a handsome Mountie named Jack in the small frontier town of Hope Valley.  But life on the frontier can hand you many tough turns and so it is for Jack and Elizabeth as they face their very different upbringings and pressures put upon them by family, rival suitors and even various criminal counterfeiters and kidnappers in their quest to find their place in this remote and rugged land.

So come join Erin Krakow (Elizabeth Thatcher), Daniel Lissing (Jack Thornton), Jack Wagner (Bill Avery) and Lori Loughlin (Abigail Stanton) and a whole cast of characters for When Calls the Heart Complete Season 2 10-DVD Collector's Edition

The Complete Season includes 10 discs:
1. Trials of the Heart
2. Heart and Soul
3. Heart of the Family
4. Heart and Home
5. Follow Your Heart
6. Episodes 1-5
7. Episodes 6-10
8. Special Features
9. Journey to Jamaa
10. Winter in Hope Valley

*I was given a complimentary copy of this DVD set for review.  All opinions are my own.  Giveaway is my personal choice.  The DVD set is brand new.*

When Calls the Heart Season 2 on DVD
Open to valid addresses in US only.
Please fill out this FORM with the following information.
1. Answer this question-  Who is your favorite character(s) on When Calls the Heart and why?
2. Be sure to include your email address so I can contact you if you are the winner.  
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Giveaway ends: SUNDAY, January 3 at midnight.
Thanks and good luck, Shonda

Monday, December 28, 2015

What I did in 2015 and My Plan for 2016

Hi everyone!  It's Shonda! I know I don't post often and I do have to tell you that blogging needs to take a back seat in my life.  I truly want to pour into my family and home in this season of life.  I am very busy at home with homeschooling, cooking, decluttering and spending time with my husband.  I have learned that I can't fit it ALL in.  But I do like to jump on here from time to time and share what I like, some reviews and various other things.  Thanks for hanging out with me.

What I did in 2015:
*I read 24 books and tracked them on Goodreads.  It was fun to make a challenge that worked out to be 2 books a month.  I have a variety of fiction, non-fiction, parenting, marriage, outreach, self-help, Bible study and more. I will share some of my favorite books next month.
2015 Reading Challenge

*I did 2 fitness challenges with Bikini Body Mommy.  I really enjoy her workout routines.  I usually write them in a spiral notebook and track my repetitions.  Every 15 days she does a "fit test."  It's great to see progress.  I hope to do the new 5.0 challenge that is coming up soon.  LOL, I don't look like that, but when I do the workouts I definitely feel more fit, more energy and happy!

*I also did an Ageless Woman Detox this fall which I blogged about.  But I wasn't able to continue the full re-entry program as we started to get ready for our trip to Mexico.  I just can't seem to juggle too many things at the same time.

*I memorized 24 verses with Living Proof Ministries (Beth Moore) Siestas. 

*I donated bags and bags of stuff 6 times to the Goodwill pick up drivers this year.  And I still have MUCH more to declutter!  I am going to work through  the 52 weeks challenge at Home Storage Solutions and also grab some ideas from Organize 365.  I really like the podcasts from Lisa Woodruff.
52 Week Organized Home Challenge
*One really significant change I made this year was to have a weekly review where I take out my Sunday Basket and go through it (mail, bills, etc. that I stick in there during the week that can be handled in one day), make a meal plan, sketch out my week in my Homemaker's Friend Daily Planner and keep current with the budget, pictures to download, errands to run, people to contact, small business things to write on my task list and more.  This is a great way to prepare for the week and keep my days, weeks and months organized.

These are just a few of the things that are keeping me busy.

Here is my plan for 2016 on the blog:
*I am going to share my top 5+ book picks from 2015 and share in a video in January.

*I will share about our Mexico trip.

*I will be sharing a few book reviews, products I love and other tidbits throughout the year.

I am super busy homeschooling and trying to declutter my home.  This blog is a fun place to hang out when I'm not reading, homeschooling, memorizing, working out and traveling! 

PS.  If you want to check out my homeschool blog, come visit Milk N' Honey Learn and Grow.

I hope you have had a fantastic year and  that you are looking forward to the coming year.

PS. I will share my updated Homemaking Binder via video soon too!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Make Over Your Mornings! SALE from December 26-January 8 for only $9

The Makeover Your Mornings Course is now on SALE for only $9.
The great thing about this course is that you can take it whenever it's convenient for you.
  When you register you will get a password to access the website.
You can download the workbook and there are 14 videos to watch.
I would suggest that you watch 1 video per day.  You can do 14 days in a row or every other day.
Whatever works for you.
This course covers more than what to do in the morning.
It's about rearranging your time to make a better life both for your days, weeks, months and year. 
You can get Day 1 for free!
And if you purchase the course and you are not satisfied there is a 30 day money back guarantee.
Take a look at Day 1 and decide if this would be a good fit for you.
I personally have benefited from Crystal's ideas for making my life more intentional and fulfilling by implementing her strategies for helping my day start and end well and thinking about my future goals and things I want to accomplish.
I will be doing it again this January.  I'm excited to make goals for this new year!
SALE from December 26-January 8
Only $9

*I am an affiliate for this course and I am pleased to endorse it.  Any purchase you make is no extra cost to you.  Thanks for your support.*

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas from the Knowlton's 2015

Merry Christmas!
Some highlights this year:
*My son lost his first tooth
*I got to see Beth Moore in the elevator at a women's retreat!
*We went on a marriage retreat.
*We finished our first year of homeschooling.
*We celebrated my husband's 40th birthday (and 12 years the day we met).
*We had a family reunion in Mexico.
It was a great year and I look forward to 2016!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from our home to yours.  May God's blessings abound in your life.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Make Over Your Mornings with Crystal Paine BIG SALE! December 26-January 8 for only $9!

Make Over Your Mornings is much more than about morning time. 
I am so excited to share that this online course is on sale for $9 for 2 weeks.
It's normally close to $20.

I bought this course last August and I was amazed at all the different ways that I can be more productive in my day by changing a few things at night. 

Each day there is a short video and an assignment.
This course will not only revamp your mornings, but your evenings and also your yearly goals.

Check out this website and get access to DAY 1 for FREE!
Make Over Your Mornings

There is a 100% money back guarantee for 30 days.

What you receive:
*14 videos
*daily projects
*printable worksheets

Before I took this course I felt frustrated and worn out from doing the same thing over and over that wasn't working.  Crystal makes some very specific suggestions for small changes to make a big impact in my day.  I really like her short videos and projects that gave me a simple task to accomplish and implement in my daily routine.

Make Over Your Mornings
Available for only $9 from December 26-January 8

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Homemaker's Depot 20% off SALE this week until 12/5

OK, friends!  The Homemaker's Depot is having a storewide sale for 20% off until December 5.  So you can not only get the Homemaker's Friend Daily Planner for a deal, but you can find other good deals as well.  BUT I really encourage you if you have not yet purchased a planner, then take a look again at this one.  This planner is a GREAT deal.  I have seen one about 3x as much.  And that was the sale price!

I am currently filling out my new 2016 planner and I will feel ahead when 2016 starts!  When I first got this planner last year, it was like wearing a new shoe.  I tried it out and as I used it more, it became a part of my day.  What I really like about it are the many sections that I use on a regular basis. 

At the beginning of each week, I go through my Sunday Basket and then write down all my tasks for the week.  I fill in my activities and appointments and then I plan my menu and write down what to make on each day and what the prep work will be. Then I write out my shopping list in the back.  I write everything in my planner in pencil so I can erase and move things around.  It's easy to see a week at a glance and be sure to keep on target with the tasks I have for the week. 

So, if you are still thinking about this planner, look again and treat yourself to a great year!  I promise.

See this blog post for more information on the planner. 

Visit Homemaker's Depot today!  Sale ends December 5.

SAVE 20% off your order with this code:

*I am an affiliate for this company.  Any purchase you make costs nothing extra for you, but gives me a very small commission.   Thanks!*