FLOWERS Watercolor workbook

FLOWERS Watercolor Workbook by Emily Lex

I am not a painter but my granddaughter, Isabella (4 1/2) have really enjoyed painting this book together. The quality of the paper is excellent. Our paintings never look like the example but we have fun doing this activity together.  Order from Emilylexstudio.com

Craig Groeschel- THINK AHEAD

Think Ahead: 7 Decisions You Can Make Today for the God-Honoring Life You Want Tomorrow- CRAIG GROESCHEL

Two words for this book: READ IT!        You can order from Amazon:  THINK AHEAD

Hannah Brencher, Author, Blogger, Speaker

Hannah Brencher Monday Club

Every Monday, Hannah Brencher, writes a thought provoking, encouraging devotion.WARNING: Those who join the Monday Club report having more extreme amounts of productivity, bigger vision for their lives, less road rage, and better weeks. I think she speaks directly to me every Monday!!  Sign up: Hannah Brencher Monday Club


Hello Mello Loungewear

Hello Mello Loungewear

Kerygma Summit

The Kerygma Summit in Franklin, Tenn.

My favorite women’s conference every year is The Kerygma Summit – April 25-27 in Franklin, Tenn. It is lead by Lisa Harper and many other wonderful bible teachers. The conference is a time of substantive Bible teaching, theological training, worship, and encouragement.  This conference is for any woman who wants to grow in their faith and discover God’s purpose for your life. This will be my third year to attend.. I would call it a bootcamp for Bible-loving chicks!! http://Kerygmasummit.com

Whitney Capps New Podcast

Whitney Capps Podcast – Theology and Other Fun Stuff.

Whitney Capps our Christmas Flourish speaker has just started a new podcast. The podcast is called Theology and Other Fun Stuff. The podcast aims to help you think about what you believe in real and practical ways. I have enjoyed listening to her new episodes and I think you will too.




We recently ate at Just Brunch, and it was amazing.  Truly an elevated brunch experience with a wonderful menu.  You will need a reservation – everyone loves this place. Open
every day except Mondays, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.   Located at 1950 Satellite Blvd STE 400, Duluth  770337-7919  Just Brunch 



I have watched three excellent movies on amazon prime.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    DEAR RODEO, a documentary on Country music star Cody Johnson as he journeys from the dusty rodeo arenas of rural Texas to the biggest stages in America.                                                                                      THE COKEVILLE MIRACLE.  Children who were held hostage in their elementary school tell stories of miraculous things, but many adults are skeptical that the Cokeville Miracle ever truly happened.         A MILLION MILES AWAY. A family friendly movie. It’s a tale of literally astronomical success in the face of daunting adversity, and it’s important as a reflection of hard-won representation.



Mr. Penn Highlighters are no bleed and great for marking in your bible.  There are a variety of styles and colors in the Mr. Penn Highlighters. I just recently purchased these from Amazon, and they are great. I got a 10-pack variety of colors for $10:00. – Mr. Penn Highlighters.




Experiencing Christ as Life and Leader is an excellent devotion I have been reading daily. These inspiring devotions explore four areas as we follow the One Leader, Jesus Christ – A Foundational Focus, A Personal Focus, A Relational Focus, and A Missional Focus. In this devotion, you will be challenged to be a closer follower of Jesus. I will be ordering this devotion for friends. A must-read. For $7.68 you can purchase this on AMAZON.



One of my favorite recipe websites is Dixie Crystals at: dixiecrystals.com.  

They have amazing recipes, kid’s crafts and recipes, holiday ideas, and videos to enhance your cooking. Also, fun to scroll through the beautiful pictures of yummy food.





Isabella, my 4-year-old granddaughter is obsessed with puzzles.  We ordered several puzzles from MUDPUPPY, and they were great quality and fun pictures. Currently they are offering 30% of their prices if you order by December 31. Use the code HELLO2024 for the discount. They have puzzles for all ages. https://www.mudpuppy.com/




We just recently visited the Atlanta Safari Park with our grandchildren and were so impressed! The Park is located at 6210 Highway 326, Commerce, GA 30530 · The Park features 156 acres of free roaming habitat, with animals from all over the world! The Drive-Thru Safari, with two miles of roads, takes approximately one hour to complete. You purchase animal food and the Animals eagerly come right up to the window of your vehicle. This was a lot of fun, and the grandchildren had a blast. When you finish you can explore the free-flight bird aviary, giraffe exhibit, petting zoo, and giftshop. I would highly recommend this activity for all ages.



If you need your makeup done for a special event or any occasion, call my friend Calli Buttery. She can do wedding parties or come to your house just for you.  I have used her many times, and she is amazing.    She has given me permission to share her number: 678 799-1440.




The Well is an extraordinary place for women to gather to find hope and healing through community and a relationship with Jesus Christ. I attended a craft class and really enjoyed meeting so many women who loved Jesus. They offer a wide variety of gatherings such as Journaling with Jesus for Women Experiencing Divorce, Creative Scripture Journaling, Feast Women of the Word, Weekly Craft Classes, and they offer a one-day retreat called Beauty for Ashes. The Well is open Monday through Thursday from 9:30 am – 2:30pm for coffee, prayer, connection, friendship, devotions and so much more.  They are located at: Creekstone Village Shopping Center, 1790 Peachtree Parkway, Suite 201, Cumming, GA. Tonya Cohen is an amazing woman who started this ministry. To really understand everything they offer check out the website: thewellconnection.org




Parsons Gifts is my go-to store when I need a gift for someone who has everything!! They have various gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays. You can find that hostess gift for your friends as well. You will not find better customer service and reasonable prices. They will also beautifully wrap your gifts. Parsons is also conveniently located across from the Fresh Market on Peachtree Industrial Blvd.
1500 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Suwanee 770 271-7735       PARSONS WEBSITE

Personal Hibachi Chef


Our family did something very special for a birthday.  We hired Personal Hibachi Chef to come to our home and prepare a meal for 14 of us. Because of the 90-degree temperatures outside, they cooked inside our home. They bring their own grill; we preordered the food and they put on an amazing show. We ordered chicken, filet and shrimp and the food was outstanding. We even ordered a couple of sushi rolls, and they were delicious. Personal Hibachi Chef made our special event very memorable.


Jesus, the Ultimate Ladies’ Man Paperback by Sarah Holley (Author)

A current book I am reading, Jesus, the Ultimate Ladies’ Man was written by my friend Sarah Holley. Sarah has poured many hours and years into writing this captivating book and it was just released.

This book sheds light on ten powerful stories that reveal Jesus’ deep regard for women. From the sinful woman who anointed Jesus’ feet to the two sisters grieving the death of their brother, each story showcases Jesus’ unwavering commitment to treating women with dignity, compassion, and respect. In a society where women were often marginalized and their voices diminished, Jesus stood as a shining example of honor and love.

Jesus was a revolutionary in every sense of the word—especially in the way He treated women! Whether you are a devoted Christian seeking a deeper understanding of Jesus’ teachings or an individual interested in exploring the timeless wisdom of one of history’s most influential figures, Jesus, the Ultimate Ladies’ Man offers a unique and inspiring perspective. It invites readers to reimagine and appreciate the far-reaching impact of Jesus’ love and respect for women. You can purchase this book on Amazon or at Parsons Gift Store.



BOOK: DON’T LOOK BACK BY Christine Caine

A book I am currently reading is Don’t Look Back by Christine Caine. I have heard her teach this message and it is powerful.  This is the link to her message: Christine Caine – Remember Lot’s Wife, Don’t Look Back
The book is an extension of this message: This book will equip you to…
  • Stop looking back and start looking to Jesus.
  • Learn what Jesus taught about getting unstuck from the many places we often find ourselves.
  • Move on from where you are into all God’s plans, purposes, and promises for your life.
  • Look forward to the future and keep moving toward it in faith.


I have recently listened to the  Fearless podcast by Cissie Graham Lynch―daughter of Franklin Graham and granddaughter of Billy Graham and I really enjoy her practical advice and biblical knowledge which is revelant to the world we live in today. She shares personal experiences of how God has worked through her life. Each episode will take a look at different subjects and explore what the Bible teaches about those topics―encouraging listeners to explore God’s Word for themselves so that they know what they believe and why they believe it; challenging them to stand boldly for the Gospel of Jesus Christ in an ever-compromising world.   Listen here!


 We just recently had some friends from out of town and decided to visit Gibbs Gardens.  An hour drive from our home but so worth it.  Absolutely stunning walk through a 300-acre estate garden surrounded by majestic forest, spring-fed ponds, streams, waterfalls and bridge crossings. Jim Gibbs the creator is a landscape architectural genius. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm. Gibbs Gardens is located @ 1987 Gibbs Drive, Ball Ground, GA 30107-info@gibbsgardens.com.  We really enjoyed our time at Gibbs Gardens and looking forward to returning soon.



BOOK: DON’T LOOK BACK BY Christine Caine

A book I am currently reading is Don’t Look Back by Christine Caine. I have heard her teach this message and it is powerful.  This is the link to her message: Christine Caine – Remember Lot’s Wife, Don’t Look Back
The book is an extension of this message: This book will equip you to…
  • Stop looking back and start looking to Jesus.
  • Learn what Jesus taught about getting unstuck from the many places we often find ourselves.
  • Move on from where you are into all God’s plans, purposes, and promises for your life.
  • Look forward to the future and keep moving toward it in faith.


You will love the OUAI Leave-In Conditioner.  It will protect your hair from heat/UV damage, smooths split ends and frizz, detangles and conditions every strand. A few sprays will leave your hair with gorgeous shine.
Very easy to purchase @AMAZON 


The Divine Mentor is the best book I have ever read to help with my spiritual growth.  The author, Wayne Cordeiro gently but directly shows readers how to move from routine to relationship–from mundane actions to fresh encounters–by learning to hear Him speak to them through the Bible. Through stories, lessons, and anecdotes, Cordeiro equips readers to listen to the promptings of the Holy Spirit as they read God’s Word, enabling them to transform their daily quiet time with the Lord. I read this book every year because it is that good!! Purchase @AMAZON

The book cost $13.91






My favorite feature of The Traceless Hair Ring is a comfortable fit without any marks. The Hair Rings also come in a variety of colors. The traceless hair rings do not tangle with dry hair. These are very comfortable. Purchase these @AMAZON.
You can purchase 8 hair rings for $9.87.


You will love the OUAI Leave-In Conditioner.  It will protect your hair from heat/UV damage, smooths split ends and frizz, detangles and conditions every strand. A few sprays will leave your hair with gorgeous shine.
Very easy to purchase @AMAZON 


The Divine Mentor is the best book I have ever read to help with my spiritual growth.  The author, Wayne Cordeiro gently but directly shows readers how to move from routine to relationship–from mundane actions to fresh encounters–by learning to hear Him speak to them through the Bible. Through stories, lessons, and anecdotes, Cordeiro equips readers to listen to the promptings of the Holy Spirit as they read God’s Word, enabling them to transform their daily quiet time with the Lord. I read this book every year because it is that good!! Purchase @AMAZON

The book cost $13.91





Publix Holiday Sub – Turkey Cranberry

As we know, Publix makes incredible sub sandwiches. They are making a Turkey Cranberry Holiday Sub for a limited time, and I enjoyed the taste of this sub. Next time you are at Publix, pick up one of the subs – you will love it!

G & G Property Solutions-Handyman

Just recently we had Gary from G & G Property Solutions do some work around our home.  He was very professional and reasonable. If you are looking for someone to drywall, paint, wood framing, any woodwork, metal stud framing, storm clean-up and more contact Gary who owns G & G Property Solutions.  Phone 678-882-9592 or email @ggpsolutionsga@gmail.com for a free quote.

Kei and Molly Textiles

Last year, I received a sackcloth tea towel from Kei and Molly textiles. I love these tea towels. They are big, very absorbent, and come in lots of fun patterns. I ordered many of these this year for my friends. Their shop is on Winter break till Jan. 10. After Jan. 10, check them out @ keiandmolly.com






River Chic Candles

River Chic Candles are my absolute favorite!! They are poured into beautiful home decor and have over forty-one scents of candles, and I enjoy the Very Vanilla Scent. I have bought many dough bowl candles as gifts, and you can buy refills for half the price. There are many different candle products and home decor to purchase. Check them out @https://www.riverchicdesigns.com

Mindware Toys

Mindware is a great company to purchase quality toys and games by age, categories, or bestsellers. One of my favorites for our 3 1/2-year-old granddaughter is the Pop-Arty Beads. They are bright and have so many shapes and designs. She has played with the set for hours and I most likely will be buying more.   Purchase @MindWare Toys




Limonar Mexican Restaurant

A friend recommended Limonar Mexican Restaurant on 3545 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. (Behind Taco Max). Had the pleasure of dining for lunch today and it is excellent. Everything is home-cooked and locally sourced. Their food is made home-style, insisting on only using fresh and high-quality ingredients. The establishment is very inviting and super clean. Everybody was extremely nice. I can’t believe I have never been here before and I live down the street. The food was outstanding! So much flavor in the food. Reasonable pricing and smiles on everyone’s face. I will definitely be going back!

The Lavendar Bar – Spa

The Lavendar Bar Spa is the best in the Sugar Hill, Buford area. Jennifer Carpenter is the owner and will give you first class professional service. The services at Lavendar Bar Spa include skincare, wellness, facials, massage therapy, Holistic treaments, makeup, Gua Sha facials, refelexology and more. You will love this place. The spa is relaxing, very clean and beautiful! Check out: The Lavendar Bar Spa  

1630 Buford Highway Suite 10, Buford, GA 30518, Tel: 678-765-7055

ZIMASILK 100% Mulberry Silk Pillowcase



Diamond Dazzle Stik – Portable Diamond Cleaner for Rings and Other Jewelry – Bring Out The Sparkle in Your Precious Stones

I received the Diamond Dazzle Stik as a gift and I love it. The soft-bristled brush is wonderful to clean your diamons or precious stones on the go.  After I quickly brush my stones, I rinse in water and everything sparkles.  This brush makes your diamonds sparkle like new.  This high-performance formula uses micro-fine cleansers and polishing agents combined with a polymer base to bring out that glistening, new diamond look. The best feature this Diamond Dazzle Stik is conveniently portable. Throw it in your makeup bag to keep your diamonds dazzling everywhere you go. It’ll become just another one of your necessary travel accessories. You can purchase this @amazon for $8.99. Click here to purchase!

Crawling Crab Baby Toys, Tummy Time Toys, Infants Toys with Music and Light Up

Everyone loves watching this Crawling Crab Baby Toy go across the room.  The smart crab has built-in LED lights that will flash with music. This crab is so fun to watch with the multiple lights, music and the quick speed.  The purpose of this toy is to stimulate the physical movement and coordination of young children and help them grow. I love it requires no batteries, the Walking Crab has a built-in rechargeable lithium battery, which can run for 60 minutes without interruption after 2 hours of charging.(USB charge cable is included.) This cost is around $16.00.Click here to purchase!

Back Porch Theology Podcast with Lisa Harper and Allison Allen




The Bible Recap Podcast by TARA-LEIGH COBBLE is my absolute favorite. This podcast is a brief daily summary of the day’s Bible reading. Tara-Leigh follows the  1-Year Chronological Plan and summarizes each reading. Every time I listen to it, I learn something new. If you are new to studying the Bible or been reading a long time, this Podcast is for you!!! You can start anytime and line up the podcast where you are at in the Bible. This Podcast will give you a better understanding of the Bible.  It’s always a good time to read the Bible!

BUC-EES coming to Calhoun, Ga.

If you are on a road trip and see the sign BUC-EES you must stop. It is one of the largest convenience stores you will ever visit.  I just visited my first one, two weeks ago and I cannot describe it in a few sentences. You can shop for clothes, gifts, bathing suits, gas and even get a great hot meal. They are known for their barbecue sandwiches, beef jerky, homemade fudge, array of jerky, and, of course, its beloved Beaver Nuggets. You can even buy buckets of bacon grease.  A new Buc-ee’s opens in Calhoun, Georgia, on August 23. The new location is located just off Interstate 75, about 40 miles from the Alabama state line.  Buc-ee’s will take over 53,200-square feet of Calhoun real estate. Be prepared to spend some time in the store – so much to see. Road trip to Calhoun, anyone?





My favorite Veterinarian is Dr. Alida Baroco. She owns and operates Suwanee Town Center Animal Clinic and is conveniently located near Suwanee Town Center on Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road. Dr. Baraco attended the UGA Vet. School and has over 16 years experience and she takes care of my 4 dogs. The staff is so friendly and very professional.http://towncenteranimalclinic.com

Testimonial: Check out the website for more reviews.

“Dr. Alida Baroco and the staff cared for our dog as if it were their own. Super friendly, accommodating, immaculate facility, no waiting time, and last but not least, no sticker shock for the procedures. Without a doubt, the best veterinarian experience our family has ever encountered, and we have had many dogs over the years.


I have used Sticker Mule several times and this company is amazing and  affordable. Sticker Mule is the fastest and easiest way to buy custom printed  stickers, magnets, buttons, labels and packaging in days.  They offer free online proofs, free worldwide shipping and super fast turnaround. Check out their website:  https://www.stickermule.com/

Here are a couple of the reviews:

  • I ordered a sample pack of 10 magnets in the shape of our company logo to show our Human Resources manager to see if she’d be interested in using them as giveaways at their job fairs. She loved them and had me place an order right away for an up coming show!
  • Been using stickermule for actual years now. Great product, great support, great prices.




HIS JOURNEY HOME – by Rhonda A. Hart

I have just read a wonderful book called, His Journey Home.  This book is a true story through the gospels that is also embellished with fiction. As I read this book, I actually felt like I was there traveling through the different cities in Israel with Jesus. His Journey Home is a fascinating story about the people who were healed and delivered through Jesus’ ministry.  This book would make a wonderful gift for yourself or your friends. See the Gospels as you have never seen them before! This book is a brand-new release 2/11/2022 and you can purchase it @ Amazon for 19.99


This is a great gift for the guy who has everything. My husband, Mark and our son-in-law, Adam recently went to xtreme experience and said it was a first-class operation. All Drivers and Riders get a ticket to the car(s) you chose, 3-4 laps in each car on a world-class racetrack, a 25min safety training class, a professional instructor in the right seat during your experience, a racing helmet to use, and access to the Pit Area with tents waiting areas, photo ops, ice-cold waters and whatever jams we’re rocking out to that day!  You get to pick your car: from a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Corvette, Ford Mustang, etc. There are several price ranges to choose from.  They will be back in Atlanta in July and November. Check this out @http://thextremexperience.com




Local on North Restaurant in Duluth

This past week, I ate at Local on North in the city of Duluth and it was fabulous.  The menu has a wide variety from oysters, hamburgers, tacos, pork chops, salads, etc. I enjoyed the shrimp tacos and my friend had a delicious salad with all the trimmings. They are open 7 days a week with a wonderful Sunday Brunch. Recommend making reservations through open table to guarantee a seat. Check out the website for more information about this wonderful restaurant. https://www.londuluth.com/

Disney+ – National Geographic-The Hatcher Family Dairy Series

We have just recently purchased Disney Plus and my favorite part of the bundle is the documentaries on the National Geographic. I would highly recommend The Hatcher Family Dairy Series. This is a family show about a family farm that has existed since 1831. In the show it is obvious that the Hatcher Family is committed to the  core values of faith, quality, integrity and stewardship handed down by our forefathers over 175 years ago. Really enjoyed this series.

Kate Spade New York Large Spiral Notebook

My favorite notebook is the Kate Spade large spiral, 11″ x 9.5″ with Pocket and 160 College Ruled Pages. The reason I love this notebook is because of the heavy paper to write on.   Your ink never bleeds through to other pages. There are also built in folders in the notebook and the covers are very sturdy. You can pick from a variety of covers. This notebook receives 4.8 out of 5 stars on the Amazon Reviews. https://www.amazon.com/s?k=kate+spade+notebook+large+spiral




I bought these journals at the beginning of this year and I love them. These four journals are 365 days’ worth of journaling as you read through the Bible chronologically.  Know that you do not have to complete all four of these in just one year!  These journals are undated and meant for you to go at your own pace whether that be one year or three.  The point is not to finish them within a certain amount of time, but rather to consistently be reading all of God’s Word with the goal of knowing him more. These are well-made and are currently on sale for $75.00.  You can purchase shop.wellwateredwomen.com/products/in-every-season-boxed-journal-set?


  • Box set of four cloth-covered board journals
  • Journals cover 365 days’ worth of journaling through the Bible chronologically
  • The beginning of each journal includes helpful how-to information on reading chronologically through the Bible, a breakdown of the daily readings, and tips for studying God’s Word with a Gospel lens.
  • Each day includes the following sections
    • Date, time, and place
    • Grateful for – spot to set your heart on gratitude
    • Drink Deeply from the Well – section to record notes from that day’s assigned reading
    • Key Verse – spot to take note of a key verse from that day’s reading
    • Pray the Word – section to write the Word in prayer or record your prayer after reading that day’s passage

Pyrex Glass Measuring Cups 3-Piece Set

I have used these Pyrex measuring cups for  years.  Why I like them – the tempered, non-porous glass doesn’t absorb food stains or odors and is safe to use in the oven, microwave, fridge, and freezer. My favorite part – they are easy to read measurements in cups, ounces and milliliters. Also, features a curved spout for precise pouring and easy-grip handles for comfort  This set includes three different sizes: 1 cup, 2 cup, and 4 cups — more than enough for the average home cook and at an unbeatable value.  Purchase from Amazon – $18.00.amazon.com/Pyrex-Measuring-Cups-3-Piece-

Full Focus Planner

I have used this Full Focus Planner for the last two years and it works!!! We all set goals. It’s a human thing to do. They’re how we envision a better tomorrow, or next week, or next year. But achieving our goals — that’s another thing altogether. For a science-backed process with proven results, you need the goal-achievement formula of the Full Focus System.  This system is all about working smarter, not harder. This is how you win and succeed at life.

My favorite part of the journal is at the end of the week you list your 3-5 major accomplishments from the past week. We tend to think of everything we didn’t do but it is encouraging when you list your accomplishments from the past week – this motivates me! The planner includes areas where you can reassign unfinished tasks from the previous week.  Also, you can jot down big deadlines, events and fun activities for the coming week.  You will learn through this process that rest is the secerect weapon of high achievers. I purchased the leather spiral planner because it lays flat!! Depending on the planner – the cost cn be $40.00-$50.00 and currently they are offering 10%  off.  You can purchase these @ fullfocusstore.com 


Les Feldick – Great Bible Teacher

Les Feldick provides an excellent Bible study online or on television from Genesis through Revelation. Les is an Oklahoma rancher who teaches non-denominational, home-style Bible classes.  The studies are 30 minutes in length and Les really goes deep in God’s Word explaining the verses.  I watch Les every morning and I have a page of notes when I am done.  Check out his website: http://lesfeldick.org

OXO Grape Cutter for Toddlers

If you have a toddler you will love this gadget! A grape cutter that cuts seedles grapes and grape tomatoes.

Why I love it! I can grapes into small pieces quickly, easily and safely and not worry about little ones choking.  The serrated blade easily slices through fruit skins and comes apart for easy cleaning in the dishwasher. You can order this from Amazon for $10.00.

Fiber One Brownies Chocolate Fudge

My new favorite snack is the Fiber One Brownies, Chocolate Fudge, only 70 Calories per bar. I heat these up in the microwave for 15 seconds and top them with cool whip.  These delicious Fiber One Brownies are individually packed so they can also be on-the-go treat. With the chocolate drizzle on top they will satisfy your sweet chocolate cravings and contain 20 percent of your recommended daily fiber intake.  They also only contain three grams of fat so you can indulge on this delicious snack guilt-free.  We buy the box of 40 for our house! For WW followers they count as 2 points! These can be bought at Target, Walmart, Amazon, etc.



Bad Sport – Netflix Documentary

I enjoyed watching Bad Sport  an American documentary series that was released on Netflix on October 6, 2021. This series explores six stories of sports and crime, told by the athletes, coaches and law enforcement officials. The show shines a spotlight on how some athletes, shady officials, and shadowy outsiders motivated by political interests, ambition, or greed stain the purity that comes with being involved in the physical world of sport. Bad Sport narrates the stories of personalities who dug themselves deep into the hole of corruption and paid hefty prices for their crimes and irresponsibility. Each story is about 60 minutes in length and I found the stories intriguing, shocking and entertaining.

**There is a delivery charge – so I used my complete gift certificate at one time and only paid the $20.00 delivery fee one time for several meals.**

Jesus Listens by Sarah Young

I just bought this new 365 day devotion – Jesus Listens by Sarah Young – and I love it!!  This is a great devotional and a great gift for someone. God desires a relationship with you through continual conversation—prayer. Jesus Listens empowers you to pray daily, whether it serves as your only prayer for the day or simply a jump starter to your own prayers.

Jesus Listens is ideal for those who . . . 

  • are going through difficult times and looking for rest and hope
  • are busy from life’s demands, but want to grow their prayer life
  • are not sure how to pray 
  • have been praying for years but want a closer relationship with God

The biblical basis for each prayer in Jesus Listens is given at the end of each entry so you can continually return to God’s promises in Scripture. I bought this book through Amazon.

Legacy Coalition – Christian Grandparenting Website

A friend introduced me to Legacy Coalition a website led by Christian grandparents who understand the joys and struggles that come with intentional Christian grandparenting. This website is deeply devoted to helping you pass on your faith so multiple generations of your family follow Christ. This website is full of resources, webinars and training to help Christian grandparents find purpose and have a greater spiritual impact on their grandchildren’s lives.

  • You are important to your grandchildren
  • You are in a unique position of influence
  • You can build and grow relationships with your family

I have throughly enjoyed this website and would highly recommend you check it out.   https://legacycoalition.com/


Instead of Flowers – Delivers Fresh Gourmet Meals

Due to a recent surgery I had, I was gifted with a gift certificate for Instead of Flowers. I was able to chose from over 20 meals- I could pick the serving size,  entrée, the side vegetables, salad and dessert for each meal.  The servings were large and the food was delicious.  There is no preparation, the food came ready to put in the oven or microwave. Instead of Flowers is a great gift alternative to show you care enough to send the very best. IOF is the perfect gift for new moms, to say get well soon, thinking of you, condolences, congratulations, happy birthday, happy anniversary, or just simply bon appetit.  The meals are prepared fresh on site daily. Therefore, they are able to accommodate special needs on menu preparations and do allow substitutions. They provide gluten free and vegetarian options as well.  You can order a gift certificate or you can actually order the meals @https://www.insteadofflowers.com/

**There is a delivery charge – so I used my complete gift certificate at one time and only paid the $20.00 delivery fee one time for several meals.**

Large Flat Top Kabuki Foundation Brush By Keshima

Last month I received the Large Flat Top Kabuki Foundation Brush by Keshima as a gift.  I love it!! My foundation goes on so smoothly.  You can buy this from Amazon for only $10.00.

  • FIRM and SOFT premium dense bristle Kabuki makeup brush for all foundation types.
  • Ideal for liquid and creams as well as powders for PERFECT STREAK FREE blending and natural looking buffing.
  • Only Keshima brand brushes undergo a seven step process that guarantees NO SHEDDING and a long lasting Kabuki brush to bring out your natural beauty even under heavy usage.


Above Physical Therapy

Above Physical Therapy is the best physical therapy health center in the area. When you walk into a traditional Physical Therapy Clinic you are often walking into a large, brightly lit room filled with exercise mats and equipment. But at ABove Physical Therapy, they offer you a better experience. They have quiet, individual rooms for manual therapy and other services with the goal of maintaining you privacy and comfort through the course of your physical therapy treatment. For my hour appointment, I have my own physical therapist that is only working with me so I receive personal attention throughout my treatment. They take the time to listen to you and assess your condition accurately. Check out their website they offer a lot more than physical therapy – abovept.com.   Trust me, this is not your typical Physical Therapy Clinic – this is a first class operation where you are the VIP! They are located @ 4411 Suwanee Dam Rd – #330 – Suwanee, Ga 30024 Call 770-904-2332.


Netflix Documentary – DOGS

I am an animal lover and really enjoyed watching this documentary on Dogs.  This docuseries celebrates those bonds between people and their beloved four-legged buddies. “Dogs” profiles people and their pooches, telling stories from around the world — including Syria, Japan and Costa Rica — that prove the unconditional love one feels for their dog is a universal truth.  This documentary has amazing stories and will having you laughing and crying.  This is a must see show. 


Jeni’s Ice Cream

 My new favorite Ice Cream is Jeni’s.  It is more expensive but so worth the taste.  Jeni’s  Ice Creams  have a uniquely smooth texture and buttercream body, with bright flavor and clean finish (they don’t use synthetic flavorings, dyes, or off-the-shelf mixes). Our family tried three different flavors and our favorite was Brambleberry Crisp Pint – incredible. Skillet Cinnamon Roll came in 2nd.  Our least favorite was Salty Carmel.  Can’t wait till our next family gathering we will try more flavors.  You can purchase Jeni’s at Publix, Whole Foods and Fresh Market. There are also several Jeni’s ice cream shops around town. https://jenis.com/scoop-shops/#atlanta


Magic Balloon Time – Johana Alvarez

Johana Alvarez is the best specialist/artist in town.  She just completed a large balloon decoration for our women’s event and it was stunning.  She was able to do the balloon decoration the night before and it looked great the next morning for the event.  She completed a master piece – the pictures do not do it justice.  If you need any balloon decorations for a birthday, wedding or family reunion please call Johana.  You can reach her by cell: 407-787-7302,  magicballoontime@gmail.com or @magicbaloontime(Instagram).


BISSELL AeroSlim Lithium Ion Cordless Handheld Vacuum, 29869

This small handheld vacuum is a must if you have children eating in your car or your pets shedding in the car. This handheld vacuum also comes with a crevice tool and dusting brush that is perfect for cleaning your computer keyboard and small places.  You can actually charge this Cordless Vacuum in your car. It is compact and you can store it anywhere for your on-the-go cleaning!! This would even be a great gift for a baby shower. I bought my on amazon for  $39.99 Click here to purchase!


Crayola Scribble Scrubbie Pets Scrub Tub Animal Toy Set, Gift for Kids, Ages 3, 4, 5, 6

 My 2 year old granddaughter loves this toy.  You color the pets with the washable markers and then you place them in the Scrub Tub (actual water comes out) and the color comes off and you start again. All kids love to play in water and this is a fun toy!  Crayola Scribble Scrubbie Pets Scrub Tub Animal Toy Set includes 4 Washable Animal Figures, 1 Scrub Tub, 1 Scrub Brush,  and 6 Washable Markers. This is a great gift for boys or girls. This set comes with 4 animal figures and cost $19.97 from Amazon.   If you have more children you might want to get the mega set that comes with 12 animal figures and cost $32.24.  


Book – Fighting Forward by Hannah Brencher

Hannah Brencher is one of my favorite authors and she is local to Atlanta.  What I love about Hannah is that she is real and shares her personal stories that I can relate too. This book is so practical for everyday living and how to move forward.  Hannah gets real about fear and shame and exposes the truth of the victorious life available to us. As you read this book, you find a newfound strength to keep showing up and a clarifying confidence in who God created you to be. Hannah teaches you how to move forward in your purpose.


Monday Club with Hannah Brencher

Every Monday I get a inspirational, encouraging email from Hannah Brencher. She is the  author of 3 bestselling books, OG blogger (going on 10+ years in this space), and a TED Speaker. She is a gifted writing and loves helping others to become more disciplined so they can make room for what truly matters to them. I have read two of her books – Fighting Forward and  Come Matter Here – both are incredible. You will love the Monday Club –MAKE MONDAY GREAT AGAIN.  Monday can be hard but it doesn’t have to be… Makeover your Monday with a pep talk to help you charge into your week!  You can register for the Monday Club @www.hannahbrenchercreative.com.

WOW World of Watersports First Class Super Soft Foam Pool Noodles for Swimming and Floating, Pool Floats, Lake Floats

The WOW Noodle is a noodle on steroids. This fun extra-large swimming pool noodle is great for kids and adults, in pool, river or lake or for exercise. It can support up to 250 pounds, 5.5-inch-wide by 46 inches long. It is a perfect addition to your pool parties and weekend getaways.   We love this noodle so much we bought 2!  Ordered from Amazon for 39.99  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MSCW6BW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Rising Roll Gourmet Café: Sugarloaf

If I could give this place more than five stars I would. The people at this cafe are literally so nice. You can tell they really try their best to accommodate everyone and make you feel welcome when you eat there. That to me is the best part about this Rising Roll ☺️ but the food is also amazing! The sandwiches and salads are stacked with meat and there is such a variety on the menu. Every sandwich is my favorite but I love the homemade egg and tuna salad.  Everything is freshly made, you get great deals on Saturdays, and the cookies are delicious!  if you’re looking for a low cost and healthy lunch don’t hesitate to come here. 1812 N Brown Rd NW #10, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
(678) 847-6088


Speedo Kids’ Splash Jammer Life Jacket Vest

This is the best Life Jacket for young swimmers.  My 2 year old granddaughter loves to swim around the pool in this vest. The Speedo Kids’ Jammer Vest works to build confidence while learning to swim. The US Coast Guard has approved this Life Jacket Vest as a safety flotation device. This vest features an easy on-and-off design, shoulder straps for a secure fit and a flexible design for comfortable movement. Target has these available for $17.99 and it comes in various designs. https://www.target.com/p/speedo-kids-39-splash-jammer-life-jacket-vest-rainbow/-/A-80795825

Body Glove Women’s Smoothies Lambada Solid Mesh Cover Up Skirt Swimsuit

This skirt fits right over your bathing suit and gives you extra coverage around your bottom half.  I love this skirt and I have ordered 2.  There are 21 different colors available so you can find one that matches your suit! The skirt consist of 95% Polyester Nylon Mesh/5% Spandex and 11 inches in length- it is very light and dries quickly.  Wash on delicate or hand wash and do not put in dryer. The cost is $25.00.  Check this product out on amazon https://www.amazon.com/Body-Glove-Smoothies-Lambada-Swimsuit/dp/B002AQSKKE/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=body+glove+swimsuit+skirt&qid=1625076742&sr=8-2 

Don’t Give the Enemy a Seat at Your Table: It’s Time to Win the Battle of Your Mind by Louie Giglio

This is the book I am currently reading and I love it!! This book helps you discover how to break free from the chains of negative thinking and experience true freedom from unhealthy thoughts and emotions. Louie shows us how the Enemy is constantly seeking to fill our minds with destructive, harmful thoughts and lies. It’s all too easy for Satan to manipulate his way into a seat at the table intended for only you and Jesus, and to try making himself at home in your mind. It’s an ongoing battle, but one you can win! I ordered my copy from Amazon!! https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Give-Enemy-Seat-Table/dp/078524722X


A BoKay By JoAnn- My Favorite Floral Shop.

My favorite floral shop is A Bokay By JoAnn.  They do amazing work and produce beautiful floral arrangements for any occasion. Call my friend Kathy and she will make a unique arrangement just for you. (sidenote: They deliver into Sugarloaf Country Club daily) (770) 491-6049 https://abokayjoann.com/ 

SEE’S CANDIES-The Chocolate Bars, the Lollypops and the Extra Fancy Mixed Nuts are my favorite.

See’s Candies  is my favorite chocolate!!!  I was introduced to this store while visiting in California and tasted my first See’s chocolate candy bar and it was love at first bite. The chocolates and candies are made in their own factories located in both Los Angeles and South San Francisco. From these chocolate factories, they send our delicious candies to the rest of our See’s chocolate shops throughout the country. See’s Candies has 200+ chocolate shops. Their great reputation is founded upon their delicious candies and chocolates, our free chocolate and candy samples, and our friendly customer service. Currently there is no store in Ga – so I order from California. My favorite is anything Chocolate, the Lollypops and the Extra Fancy Mixed Salted Nuts.  My son-in-law loves these nuts, they are the highest-grade almonds, cashews, walnuts, pecans, and macadamias you will ever taste. They are worth the money! This is a great gift for someone who has everything and for Mother’s Day.  https://www.sees.com/

MAGNETIC ME ONESIE FOOTIE-The Absolute Easiest Way to Dress a Baby!

MAGNETIC ME is my favorite all-day and all-night wardrobe for babies and toddlers. There are no zippers and no snaps just  smart magnetic fasteners that makes changing time painless. With our no over-the-head design, simply open the outfit, insert baby, and BOOM, DONE! – the footie practically closes itself. Machine wash as directed. From experience these are the best onesie for little ones and they keep them covered all night.

  • Silky soft, sustainable, eco-friendly Modal fabric
  • PRE, NB, and 0-3M sizes open neck to upper thigh and have built-in mitten cuffs to protect newborns from scratches
  • Starting at 3-6M sizes, footies open neck to crotch with a roomy seat for easy changes
  • Starting at 9-12M sizes, footies have grippy feet and follow snug-fit standards (consider sizing up in snug fit sizes)
  • https://magneticme.com/


2NYers Pizza

2 NYer’s Pizza, located in Sugarloaf Marketplace in Duluth, GA, is run by Kevin and Franky, both from New York. Kevin is from Long Island and Franky from Brooklyn. They both began working in the restaurant industry in their early teens. With a shared belief in quality, delicious food, and exemplary customer service, 2NYER’S Pizza opened in October of 2020. For them, they are not servicing customers; they are serving their families. With over 60 years of combined restaurant experience, they came together to bring the New York pizza experience to Georgia. I have eaten here a couple of times and really enjoyed the pizza – not a lot for atmosphere just good pizza.  2200 Peachtree Industrial Blvd.  470-336-7874   https://2nyerspizza.com/


I enjoy following Jennifer Houghton from Dallas, Texas.  She enjoys decorating and putting her whole life on social media.  My favorite is when she decorates her house over the top with holiday decorations. She also shares some great recipes and her favorite products. The videos are always fun and upbeat.  https://www.instagram.com/turtlecreeklane/

BoxLegend V2 Shirt Folding Board t Shirts Clothes Folder Durable Plastic Laundry folders Folding Boards flipfold (Adult)

Folding t-shirts has never been my speciality.  I have just recently started folding all my t-shirts to save room in the closet and I love this flipboard.  With the help of the BoxLegend, my t-shirts are folded perfectly every time.  I would highly recommend this t-shirt folder($16.99) from Amazon.


OXO Good Grips Non-Stick Pro 12-Cup Muffin Pan

America’s Test Kitchen tested many muffin pans and the winner was: OXO Good Grips Non-Stick Pro 12-Cup Muffin Pan. This muffin tin perfectly released its baked goods and was a dream to hold and turn. It has an oversize rim (with a lip that curls underneath) running all the way around it, so there was always a broad, secure place to grasp. Its gold finish created the most appealing baked goods, too: evenly, lightly browned and elegantly shaped. This muffin tin is perfect for muffins, cupcakes and egg bites.  After I purchased this muffin pan, I tossed my others.  You will love this muffin pan. I purchased this muffin pan on Amazon for 24.99. https://www.amazon.com/OXO-Good-Grips-Non-Stick-Muffin/dp/B015CQZR6I/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=OXO+Good+Grips+Non-Stick+Pro+12-Cup+Muffin+Pan&qid=1609720651&sr=8-2


This is a great movie that combines football, family and faith.  A true story, Brandon Burlsworth is perhaps the greatest walk-on in the history of college football. Brandon had always dreamed of playing for the Arkansas Razorbacks, but was considered too short and too fat to play Division I. Greater is a wonderful movie inspiring us to never give up and go for our dreams.  This is a great movie for the whole family.  I was very inspired with the powerful message of this movie.

CONTEC LED CMS50M Pulse Oximeter,SpO2 and PR Value Waveform Blood Oxygen, Neck/Wrist Cord

This gadget is a must for every home during the COVID pandemic.  The Oximeter keeps tabs on how your heart / lungs are moving hemoglobin that’s saturated with oxygen out to the rest of your body, this can help you know if there’s a possible issue or your in good shape. This did come in handy when COVID came to our home during the holidays. Purchased it through Amazon for: $25.99  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D8R4G5H?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_dt_b_asin_title


K&S Tailor Alterations and Shoe Repair

Michaela Jordache owns K&S Tailor Alterations and I have been using her for years for alterations.   With over two decades of experience, Michaela has completed thousands of suit, gown and dress alterations for beauty pageants, proms, weddings and hundreds of other formal events at affordable rates.  She is wonderful to work with and is extremely talented.  She is located at 1035 Medlock Bridge Road in Duluth.  Her hours are Monday-Friday 10:00 am – 6:30 pm and Saturday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.   You can reach her at: 770 476-9419

PILOT FriXion Clicker Erasable, Refillable & Retractable Gel Ink Pens, Fine Point, Assorted Color Inks, 10-Pack

The Frixion Erasable Gel Pens  write smoothly and the best part they erase as well. These pens are great for writing letters, journal entries and  notes in my Bible.  When I make a mistake these pens erase so easily and keeps my handwriting looking perfect.  I have ordered many colors of the Pilot Frixion Pens and the Gel Highlighters as well. You can order in many colors and pack sizes from Amazon.

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Love the Nothing Bundt Cakes.  They have 9 different flavors and even a flavor of the month.  This month the featured flavor is Peppermint Chocolate Chip. Not only do they have a variety of flavors to chose from they have a variety of sizes.  You can have Bite-sized Buntinis, Bundtlets(perfect for 2), 8″ Bundt Cake, 10″ Bundt Cake (serves 18), or a Tiered Bundt Cake(serves 26). Over the holidays, we received a Bundtlet Tower with consisted of 3 Bundtlets and they were all different flavors. We really enjoyed tasting the 3 different flavors.  These cakes are delicious and freshly made. For a location near you: http://nothingbundtcakes.com


Bark Box

My dogs have been receiving a subscription to Bark Box for several years. Every Bark Box has 2 innovative toys, 2 all-natural bags of treats, and a chew, curated from each month’s unique themed collection. My 3 dogs get so excited when I open the Bark Box. When you subscribe, they will send a box appropriate for your dog according to weight and breed. The subscription is $23.00/month and I have been pleased with the quality of the treats and toys. You can start your subscription today at Barkbox.com.

Pilot Precise V7 RT Retractable Rolling Ball Pens

My favorite writing pens is the Pilot Precise V7 RT Retractable Rolling Ball Pens, Fine Point, Black Ink. I order these from Amazon Prime for $11.00 for a 6 pack. These pens write incredibly smooth and has a great rubber grip.

Fisher-Price Little People Christmas Story

For years, I have been buying this Fisher-Price Little People Christmas Story for Children’s ministries and this year for my 19-month-old granddaughter.  This toy is a great way to recreate the holy nativity and share the spirit of the season.  It includes the stable, manger, 12 little people and 5 accessory pieces.  The pieces are sized exactly right for little hands.  This is a toy that will last for years and very toddler friendly.  You can purchase this toy for $33.99 through Amazon


American Test Kitchen

This is a website with everything you need to know about cooking.  If you are passionate about cooking and want to learn to cook with confidence this website is for YOU!  American Test Kitchen helps curious cooks become confident cooks. (Est. 1993). They test cookware and supermarket ingredients to find the best quality products for home cooks. This site contains instant access to thousands of recipes, how to videos, ratings, and more. When you pay for the yearly membership you also get access to Cook’s Illustrated and Cook’s Country website.


We just got a yearly subscription to Pure Flix and love it!!!  These are movies and television shows you can watch with the entire family and I can promise you they will align with your faith and values.  The mission of Pure Flix is to influence culture for Christ through entertainment.  You will find thousands of feel-good movies, inspirational documentaries, laugh-out-loud TV shows, and uplifting original content. This week the cost is only $83.33 for the year.(Usually $100.00)  You can try out a free trial period before you purchase.

Netflix – New Show – Holiday Home Makeover with Mr. Christmas!

This is a great show with only four episodes to get you into the Christmas spirit.  Bradley and his team do magical Christmas makeovers in different families homes.  The best part, Bradley provides tips in order to help  us all take our home decorating and traditions to the next level. Fun show for the family to watch.


Wooden Ships by Paola Buendia

Just ordered my first sweater from Wooden Ships and I love it! The is the most comfortable knit sweater with a touch of slouchiness. This sweater is well made and worth the money! I can’t wait to order my next sweater.

The Divine Mentor by Wayne Cordeiro

Want to develop the discipline of reading God’s Word daily? The Divine Mentor challenges you to develop a lifelong habit of reading God’s Word. I have taught many women how to read God’s Word with the insights from this book. When you learn to enter into God’s Word daily your life will be changed. Wayne teaches you how to develop a daily self-feeding program from the Bible and how to be daily, hourly mentored by God’s Holy Spirit, and I can promise you this, your life will undergo an unprecedented change for the better. I have given many of these books to my friends. Click here to order book: Amazon for $10.99.

Sugar Whip Tahitian Vanilla Moisturizing Body Scrub

This is my favorite body scrub!!! NATURAL SUGAR EXFOLIANT – Slough away dead skin cells that can make the skin look dull, rough and dry. Made with pure cane sugar, a nourishing and delicate exfoliator for all skin types. The Sugar Whip Flavor smell incredible but there are also 17 total fragrances. This is great for a gift! Order this from Amazon.

Antilop Highchair

My daughter has this as an extra highchair when friends come over with their children and for travel.  ANTILOP high chair is easy to take apart(legs come off easily) and bring along so your child sits safely whether you are at home, at your friend’s place or at a restaurant. Easy to disassemble and transport. This chair is only $20.00 from IKEA.



Dream Home Makeover is a fun show to watch on Netflix. As one of the first design influencers on Instagram, Shea’s fresh approach quickly attracted a long client roster and loyal following. Studio McGee has become one of the leading innovators in the interior design industry. Check out the rooms and homes they design for real clients on Netflix.


Just went to Cotton Calf Kitchen. A contemporary American steakhouse that is delicious. We had steaks and seafood and enjoyed every bite. Great ambiance, service and food! Safety measures were being followed from start to finish. You must have a reservation in advance because it is that good. (706) 684-0410


New Favorite Toy: Fat Brain Toys Spin Again Kids Stacking Toy
Set of 6 vibrant, graduated discs that spin down a corkscrew pole and stack up any way you want; discs alternate between flower and star-burst shapes, feature 2 colors each. $29.00
Check it out on Amazon and catch the video here.


Great link for checking out voting wait times in Gwinnett County: This link refreshes every 5 minutes.



The Ororo Heated Vest Light weight, I posted last year and it is one of my favorites. I wore this all last winter. If you are outside for sports, dog walking, hiking, etc. you need this heated vest for the winter. Great Christmas Gift. The best price is Walmart and Amazon.


32 Degree Ladies Heat Tee – 2-pack(Costco) This is a thin layer fitted shirt to wear under your regular clothes without added bulk but they keep you warm. They are stretchy and do not constrict your movements. They are true to size. Cost 15.00 for a 2 pack at Costco.


Netflix Documentary on Dolly Parton was fascinating. There’s nobody quite like Dolly Parton. From the documentary you learn she is a musical genius, a savvy business woman and has a passion for life. This show will inspire you to live an intentional life!


Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen. In this book, Jennie helps you learn how to reclaim your thinking patterns that are keeping you stuck. Change is possible. You can live free. I bought this on Amazon: $15.37
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