Thursday, 5 March 2015

On my heart - Romantic Movies and a Christian Marriage






                                                          I had this on my heart for a long time.
 
Tonight I saw yet another add for 50 Shades of Grey...and decided to share with you not what I think about this movie in particular, but just romantic movies in general.
Let's stop here for just 2 sec and decide on one thing...50 Shades of Grey is NOT a romantic movie ... let's continue.
I know that feeling of snuggling on a comfy sofa, alone or with your loved one and watch a really good romantic movie. You know...The Notebook, Dear John..,Nicholas Sparks is one talented writer. I enjoyed watching those movies ( some, more then once). But it hit me a while back that if I am not careful, that beautifully written fantasy love story can impact how I view my own love story and my husband.
We need to be very careful about what we let in  in our mind ladies. It can create a  dissatisfaction in our spirit and our conscious doesn't even connect with the contributing content.
It is true that what causes one to stumble may not cause another one to trip but what do we truly benefit from it?
This is important for young ladies looking for a future husbands as well. Noah...is not real ladies, sorry to disappoint. Life is not a perfect written movie with perfect romantic moments...there is no soundtrack...no wind blowing your hair at  the right time while you walk... in slow motion ..towards The One! 
 
No. None of that.
 
It's even better! It's real, and one of a kind,  no cliche's, and best of all, it is written by the creator of Love. The one who knows the desires of your heart.
Give God the chance to write your love story.
 
And as for married couples...I read once about this illustration.
 
Imagine you and your husband as the base of a triangle, one in each angle and God at the top angle...
Closer you both get to God the closer you get to each other.
 
Life, married life is hard work...you add kids in the mix and it becomes this crazy, messy ( oh so messy!) BEAUTIFUL  REAL LIFE!
 
 
 
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Wednesday, 4 March 2015

TOUCAN BOX REVIEW + Code for your very own FREE Box

 
If you have been following my blog for a while you know me and my girls love crafts. Anything that has to do with glue, cutting and fun projects, we love! So when the opportunity to review the ToucanBox came, I said, Yes, please!
 
This is such a cool and fun idea!
 
 
 
 
 
Toucan Box is  a craft box with everything you need for a fun project. Depending on your preferred subscription you have a fun book in there as well that go's with the theme of the box.
 
They offer three different types of boxes. All suitable for children aged 3-8 years old.
 Petite boxes  are £4.93 contain one project and are shipped every fortnight. Grande boxes, £ 12.90, contain two themed projects and a reading book, and are shipped once a month. Super boxes, £19.9,  contain four themed projects and are also delivered once a month. All prices include postage.
 
You start by choosing you subscription type, personalise your box with your child's name, age and theme and they deliver it to your door!
 You can also buy one-off items from their on-line shop such as party bags, giant paintable Rockets and Arts Award Kits.
 
Our box was a Petite box that included one project. The theme was Pirate Adventures. And we had two fun crafts: a parrot and a treasure map!
As soon as the girls noticed the theme, they went and put their pirate costume on!
 

The box is so well put together!
They had so much fun making the treasure map. We followed the instructions provided in the box and painted the paper with the black tea to give it that aged effect.
Everything was provided in the box! Big Sister just finished the Pirates Topic at school so she explained all about pirates to Little Sister. They had lots of fun.


 

 
Making the parrot was their favourite part!
 

They had hours of fun playing pirates!
 
 
So I would like to say thank you Toucan Box and I definitely recommend it to all you craft lovers out there and to those who feel lost in a craft supply shop...Toucan Box does it all for you, straight to your door ! How convenient is that!?
There is a code at the end of this post for your very own FREE Toucan Box to try it for yourself!
I KNOW!!!!
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You are welcome!
 
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For your free taster box, simply go here and use the code TOUCAN to get the free box ( you need to add your card details and then cancel once the free box has been sent if you don't want to be charged for the next months box).
 


                                                            Thank you for reading!
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Saturday, 28 February 2015

Big Sister is 6.

 
 
 


A few months after we celebrated our One year wedding anniversary we found out we were expecting our first blessing!
 I can't believe I have a 6 year old. And what an amazing 6 year old she is.
 We celebrated her birthday together as a family by starting the day with cake for breakfast.
 It becoming a tradition. I always made them a festive breakfast for their birthdays, but this year we skipped the birthday parties and together with the girls decided on being just us, no fuss no stress, and making their day special with little surprises and their festive cake.





My dear Emma, you are such a blessing and a joy to us!  We love you so very much and we are so amazed by your kind and gentle spirit! Always ready to help and nurture your little sister and brother. You are going to be such a great mummy one day!
 



You are funny and you love to make people laugh. I adore your laugh, it's so contagious!
I pray you will never lose that!
I pray that God will bless you all the days of your life my sweet baby girl!



                                                        
                                                            Happy birthday Big Sister!
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Monday, 23 February 2015

Little sister is 4!

 
 
 
 


 This morning we had birthday cake for breakfast! It's my 4 year old's birthday! 4! wow! We are so blessed by our children! Truly, children are a blessing from the Lord!
She is so excited for her birthday! Since this morning she has the biggest smile on her face!



We surprised her with her Minnie Mouse boutique cake that she was praying for .  She went to preschool with no fuss and when I picked her up with baby brother we had some balloons for her! She was over the moon. She loves all the attention and that this day it's all about her.
On our way to preschool this morning, I asked her what would she like to do for her birthday. And she said that all she wants is a party with her family in her room playing pass the parcel.
So as soon as she got home, she got some toilet paper and some small toys and started wrapping them for the game. I offered to help but she insisted that it's her birthday and her party and she has to do it on her own...I wander were did she got that from...not me. Looking forward  to a fun family  party tonight when daddy gets off work.
 
 




My sweet Hannah!
Today is your birthday!
  Every day you inspire and challenge me to be a better mum.
 You are strong willed and courageous! You my darling daughter can move mountains!
 We adore you and we are so blessed to be your mama and daddy! We can't wait to see you bloom into the woman God has created you to be.
 Happy birthday Hanny!

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Thursday, 19 February 2015

Baby Alex Noah. Six months.

 




Were did time go?...I say that a lot...
I love this season of motherhood. This right now, is my favourite. Well, every stage is kind of my favourite...
We did had a rough start with colics and chickenpox...not fun! But thank God all is well and my baby is growing so well! He is so alert and engaging and laughs his head off at his sisters shenanigans. He is such a joy and a blessing.








Motherhood is no easy job ...having three little ones depending on you for everything is a huge responsibility. Sometimes I feel like all I’m doing is meddling with these perfect spirits and placing my own fears and habits and short comings on them. I spend a lot of my time  praying I don’t mess them up too terribly. I’m just thankful I have been given this chance, with these three beautiful healthy and happy babies of mine.
 
I wouldn’t mind if time slowed down and let us linger a bit longer. Sometimes I feel like I’m going to wake up soon and it will all have been a very short dream.
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Tuesday, 3 February 2015

What I Wore Wednesday - 04/02/2015

 
 
  
           Welcome to yet another What I wore Wednesday (WIWW). The first one of this year.
It's been awhile since I wrote a fashion post and honestly I didn't know how to start...or what to write.
So I did what I usually do to get my groove back, I shut down the computer and went to bed, praying for a restful night and that inspiration will strike in the morning...
I guess it didn't.
 Let's get back to the outfit..it's an easy, everyday...get out he door in 10 minutes kind of outfit. I did had a scarf with it, but baby Alex spit up  and I used it as a muslin cloth...I know you did it too at one point, don't judge! If you haven't, don't worry, your time will come!
 




Jeans: Gap
Shirt: Gap
Coat: ASOS
Boots : Graceland
 





As always I am linking up with the lovey Lindsey over at The Pleated Poppy for WIWW link party. Please come and join in the fun!

                                                       Until next time, thank you for reading!
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Friday, 30 January 2015

3 Yummy Smoothie recipes - by kids for kids

Welcome to our kitchen.
 
 
 
Today we made 3 different delicious smoothies that my girls love.
They had so much fun putting everything together.
As an advice for you mums out there, once the child sees what go's in their smoothie and the whole proces,s they will be more open to try it.
 
 
 

We bought the smoothie maker thinking the girls will love it...boy were we disappointed. They wouldn't come near to it. Once they had a go at making one...guess what? 
 
 
 
It does take longer and it will be messy, but you get to feed them healthy smoothies full of vitamins for their growing little bodies. 
 
 

Purple smoothie
 
1 banana
a handful of strawberries
a handful of  blueberries
1 tea spoon of chia seeds
1 teaspoon of hemp seeds


add soy milk to the max  line of your blender and blend.

 


 
 
 

 
 
 
Chocolate monster smoothie
 
1 chopped banana
a handful of Brazil nuts
2 teaspoon of organic pure cocoa
2-3 spoons of pure maple syrup
Add soy milk to the max line and blend.













The green smoothie

a handful of  washed and chopped kale
1 half of a banana
1 half of a juicy mango
a handful of blueberries
1 table spoon of hemp seeds
Add coconut water to the max line and blend.




 
 
 
Enjoy.
 
 
If you are on a look out for a juicer/ smoothie maker, we use NutriBullet and so far we love it. You can check out one of my favourite coupon sites : ChameleonJohn  and be on a look out for a coupon for one.  
 
Thank you for reading.
 
 
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