Kohl’s Lowest Price of the YEAR on Big One Beach Towels!




Kohl’s Big One Beach Towel only $5.74!

Right now at Kohl’s get the absolute LOWEST price we will see all year long on their huge Big One Beach towels – love these!


The Big One Beach Towel – $9.99 (Was $29.99)
Use 30% OFF Cardholder Code (we can’t share this one – check your inbox!)
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Only $6.99 each!

Of course, if you ordered severa;- you’d be up to $50 and will earn $10 back in Kohl’s cash:

Buy (8) The Big One Beach Towel – $9.99 (Was $29.99)
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Pay $55.94 ~ Get back $10 Kohl’s Cash
Only $5.74 each!

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Amazon: 60% OFF Father’s Day Apparel! (IZOD Polos $18.99)



Today only on Amazon – get up to 60% OFF Father’s Day Apparel and accessories!

What caught my eye right away was the IZOD Pique Polos for only $18.99 (reg $48) – that’s a real steal!

Also check out this Levi’s Mens Marble Henley as low as $7.04 (inn XXL)

Plus, get FREE 2-Day Shipping with Amazon Prime, or Free Super-Saver shipping with a $35 purchase.


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Summer Waves 10 x 30 Swimming Pool only $59!

In the market for a backyard pool? Right now you can get this Summer Escapes 12 x 30 Metal Frame Swimming Pool for only $99! (Reg $159)
This is a really great deal on a pool that gets great reviews and will help keep your family  cool all summer-  includes a filter and cartridge as well.


Another option for a 12 x 30 pool is this Summer Escape 12 x 30 Quick Set Pool that’s only $59!! (Reg $65.49)

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Shopping for Father’s Day is Hard When Your Marriage is Broken

I shared a little bit about this on Facebook last week, but after the response, I received on both my personal page and my Facebook Business page I knew I had to expound more. You see, so often we keep a mask on our face and pretend like everything is ok when in reality we feel like our life is falling apart. After going through years when my marriage was broken, I resolved that if it was ever restored and my heart healed, I would reach out to others to share hope. I was so lonely during that season and felt like I was the only one whose marriage was struggling. Now, I know many struggle in their marriage. So often, it’s the couple I least expect, who appear to have everything together. In fact, we were that couple. On the outside, everything looked great; people even looked up to us and our marriage, but no one knew what was going on under the surface. Here is the FB memory that I shared from 2014 and the one step I took that initiated change.

fathers day cards

June 2014
As I stood looking at all the Father’s Day cards earlier today, I was flooded with emotions. You see, several years ago my marriage was very broken. In fact, at times, it seemed hopeless. During the darkest season picking out a Father’s Day card for my husband was so difficult because honestly I didn’t mean the words I read inside. Instead, I would look for the most generic card I could find. Today,
 as I picked out the mushiest most loving card I could find, I was in tears at the faithfulness of God. He not only healed our hearts, but he so carefully bound our hearts together again with a love that is so much stronger than anything we had experienced before. God is a God of redemption, and I’m so thankful for what he has done in us and through us. Why share? Because God moves when we are real. Being real opens up the door to minister and encourage others who are where we once were. If you are struggling in your marriage today, don’t give up. Healing didn’t happen for us overnight……it took years. Long, hard, difficult years but it’s so worth it. Today, as I look at our life, there are truly no words that can describe the miracle that has taken place. I am beyond thankful that we never gave up and am so excited about what He is doing in our family.

Ephesians 3:20
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.

June 2016
This still brings tears to my eyes when this post comes up in my Facebook memories because God’s faithfulness is beyond what I can comprehend. Two years later and he continues to restore, redeem, and use our story to speak hope into marriages who feel hopeless. Two years ago I was pregnant with Jordan, our restoration baby, and today I am pregnant again with our new miracle. Two children that would have never been had we given up. As I was sharing with a precious wife last night, the fight is so very worth it. 

But, what do you do when you are right in the middle of brokenness? I remember holidays, especially Father’s Day being so difficult because I was so hurt and didn’t mean any of the words in most of the cards that I read. In fact, I felt exactly the opposite. At the same time, my heart desired to heal more than anything in the entire world. I wanted to be able to look at my kids in the face and know that I had done everything in my power if our marriage didn’t heal. That meant I was willing to humble myself, shut my mouth, and do things that were hard. It meant not listening to what I felt like and treating him how I wanted to be treated. Now, please know there were years when I acted exactly the opposite of how I am describing. I treated my husband exactly how I felt because I was hurting so badly. My will to change at that time was based solely on him changing. I thought for so long that my healing……..our healing was dependent on him changing. If he would just do this or if he would just do that, THEN our marriage would change. I was wrong. We were in a vicious cycle. At some point, I chose to heal over my feelings, my anger, my desire to be validated, and whether or not my husband changed. I began to work on me and trusting God more than anything, knowing that there was no guarantee to the outcome of my marriage.  13394025_1116218758423838_4887086725116978709_n

Recently, my husband told me that a major turning point in his heart was on Father’s Day in 2011. I had no idea the impact that my one decision would make on his heart and in turn our marriage. All I knew is that I was going to serve him, and love him in his love language, which happens to be gifts. (Coincidently, gifts are not my love language.) I don’t remember what else I bought him, but I made him the photo book pictured above. I was planning on ordering a beautiful photo book online, but procrastinated too late and ended up at 3 am the night before Father’s Day creating a photo book online at Walmart.com. I am so thankful that I didn’t listen to how I “felt.” I am so glad I didn’t stay in that place where I thought that my healing and my marriage depended on my husband changing his behavior or treating me a certain way. I am so thankful that I listened to God, humbled my heart and loved my husband through my pain. He shared with me just how much this gift meant to him because he knew he didn’t deserve it. It softened his heart and opened his eyes to see my heart towards him and my desire for our marriage to move forward.

How to honor your spouse on Father’s Day when your marriage is broken. 

  1. Don’t wait on your spouse to make the first move, even if their initial choice is what led to the struggle in your marriage. Be the one willing to take the first step. Trust me; it will go against everything in your flesh. I am not going to pretend that is will be easy.
  2. Love your spouse in their love language. Humble yourself and serve their hearts.
  3. Protect the atmosphere of your home on Father’s Day. It’s not enough just to give a gift, but that day honor your spouse. He is copartner in parenting your children. Don’t start a fight, or bring up issues that are difficult. They will all be there tomorrow. I don’t mean ignore problems, or pretend like everything is fine, but instead don’t engage any arguments.

Again, I had no idea on Father’s Day in 2011 that my one act of obedience to God would be the change agent that would begin to bring about healing in my marriage and change my husband’s heart. I was so mad that day on the inside, but I knew I had to obey the prompting I felt in my spirit to obey God. I know that every marriage is different, and not every marriage can be saved, but mine seemed incredibly hopeless for such a long time. I am so thankful that I never gave up and was willing to do the hard work for the possibility of healing. One thing is for sure, every single tear and every ounce of work was worth it! Restoration is so much sweeter than I could have ever imagined.

Oodles of Zoodles Pasta Salad

oodles of zoodles pasta salad

I’ve been brainstorming trying to think up new zoodle recipes that my kid would eat. If you aren’t familiar with zoodles, they are “noodles” made out of squash, zucchini, sweet potatoes, and various other veggies. Typically, you would use a spiralizer to do so. My kids don’t love squash and zucchini, but they will eat it in pasta salad, so I thought I’d make Oodles of Zoodles Pasta Salad. The recipe I used is very similar to my ‘Mostly Vegetable’ Pasta Salad.  It’s so easy to make and chock full of fresh veggies. I think it’s the perfect summertime side dish.


If you don’t have a spiralizer, here is the number one best selling one on Amazon. There are tons of different options available. However, I wanted a spiralizer that didn’t take up a lot of room in my kitchen, and wasn’t cumbersome to put together or clean. This is almost the exact spiralizer that I have, and it meets my needs for as often as I use it.

Oodles of Zoodles Pasta Salad
  • 4 squash, spiralized
  • 4 zucchini, spiralized
  • 2 cucumbers, diced
  • 1 bunch of fresh broccoli, chopped into small florets
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 1 green pepper, sliced
  • 2 cups of cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1 packet of ranch salad dressing mix
  • low fat Italian salad dressing
  1. Wash veggies thoroughly.
  2. Spiralize zucchini and squash then chop, dice, or slice other veggies.
  3. In a large bowl combine vegetables, and packet of ranch salad dressing mix.
  4. Pour Italian salad dressing over vegetables until generously covered.
  5. Stir thoroughly so that all ingredients are covered in salad dressing, then place in fridge to chill.
  6. Best if chilled overnight before serving. May need to add a tad more salad dressing before serving.


Amope Pedi Perfect ONLY $14.90 Shipped! (Lowest Ever!)


If your feet could use a helping had this summer – but you’re not too keen to shell out $35 – $40 on an Amope – you’ll love this deal!

Get the Amope Pedi Perfect in Pink for only $14.90 Shipped (while supplies last)  This comes new in package and is the real deal!

OR – and I think this is really a better deal for sure – you can pick up an Amope Pedi Perfect in Pink WITH 2 Extra Rollers – for $16.99 Shipped.  Or choose the Extra Coarse for $21.90.

Compare to Walmart’s price of $36.84 – you can’t beat this deal!

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The VERY BEST Surprise!


Yesterday, I told you about how my season had changed and upcoming changes on the blog. A week after I made that gut- wrenching scary decision, we got an enormous surprise! We found out we were expecting our 4th child in December.

Nineteen months ago we had our 3rd baby, Jordan Hope. Before I got pregnant with Jordan, we were in such a sweet spot with our big kids. They could dress, feed themselves, take showers by themselves, and even contribute to household chores without help from us. When the baby was born my daughter was 12 and my son was 8, so we completely started over. We aren’t “young” parents either. When Jordan was born, I had just turned 40, and my hubby was 39.

Since then our family has settled into life with a baby again with ease. She has been the most wonderful addition, and we all adore her. So much so that our big kids have begged for more babies. I never felt that we were finished, but the past couple of months my husband felt strongly that we were done because of our age. However, God made the final decision for our family, and I am so excited! We are both shocked and surprised. In fact, at least daily I look at my husband and say, “Oh my goodness, can you believe I’m pregnant?”


Since it’s my last pregnancy, I’m documenting milestones. Although I feel like I’ve been showing since the pregnancy test showed positive, earlier this week I hit 12 weeks, and we are celebrating the miracle of this precious life. I’ve got crazy blood clotting issues that could be very problematic when I’m pregnant, but I’ve got an awesome Dr and a big big God, who still works miracles!

Kohl’s: Banzai Slide N Soak Splash Park only $185 Shipped! (reg $600)

Right now at Kohl’s get this super-fun Slide N Soak Splash Park for summer for a steal!  This regularly retails for $599.99 – shere’s how to get this deal:

Buy Banzai Slide N Soak Splash Park $349.99 (Reg $599.99)
Use 30% OFF Cardholder Code *Check your inbox, we can’t share those!
AND use Free Shipping Cardholder Code JUNESHIP
or for Non-Cardholders, use TREEBUD for 15% OFF
Pay $244.99 ~ Get back $50 Kohl’s Cash
(makes it as low as $194.99 + FREE Shipping!)

PLUS you’ll get $10 back in Yes2You Rewards! (Like getting it for $284.99)

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