Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Giveaway Time! Vertical Sports/Barbie Organizer!

A few weeks ago, I found a fun package at my back door waiting for my return. Inside, was this cool sports equipment organizational system made by Rawlings....

At the time, I was in the middle of my major summer project; Mission Re-organize the Upstairs (to make way for baby #3!) and started thinking. This organizational system was originally designed to hold sporting equipment in a garage or basement, but we don't own very many bats or softballs and our basement is next on the list of organizing. I didn't want to put this shiny new organizer down in the depths of despair. 

So I used it a different way. A much girly-er and pink way.... 

...on the back of my daughter's bedroom door! I bet Rawlings never imagined their sports organizer to ooze with so much pink. (excuse the undressed Barbies....) I've used the cinch ties to lower it to my daughter's level and to tie on a doll jeep, rather than the intended purpose of attaching a bike helmet or other such equipment. The little pockets at the bottom (that seem like the perfect size for golf balls) hold a good amount of barbie shoes and brushes! Who knew??

Once we get our scary basement to a place where we are organizing our bike helmets and other outdoor toys, I bet this will be relocated and repurposed to it's originally designed assignment. Until then, it is a barbie organizer! 

If this organizer looks fun to you and you'd like to try to figure out a way to use it in your home, office, dorm, homeschool space, garage, shed or other spot that needs a little vertical lift, leave a message below and you could win a free one! I will randomly pick a winner with help from my little girlies over the upcoming weekend. 

P.S.- Was given a free organizer as a swap for an honest review and opinion. 
P.P.S- Ignore the unpainted wall to the left of the door... I am mustering up the energy to remove the wallpaper goop from their room and repaint. I do hope my nesting energies kick sometime this fall to get this major task done before baby arrives. 

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Book Review: Love's Complete

This morning, my girls and I read this sweet e-book about adoption. It's a lovely poem written to document one family's story of adopting a baby from Russia.
My girls enjoyed it and seemed to find it's simplicity easy to understand. The illustrations that accompanied each page were nice. I especially loved the illustration when the husband and wife are dreaming about having their baby home with them one day- the husband has a silly looking five o'clock shadow!
Thanks booksneeze for a chance to read this sweet book in exchange for an honest review.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Book review: Everything- a keeper

DeMuth does it again. This is a book I’d put in the hands of students in my life group on campus, women I meet with one-on-one and a resource I will keep nearby for my personal refreshment. 

Everything, what you give and what you gain to become like Jesus (2012) is proof that there is nothing greater than the pursuit of Jesus. When we give up everything, He becomes everything. 

I love reading Mary DeMuth’s books, blog and facebook statuses. She is real. She is raw. And she bravely shares parts of her life that so many of us would keep hidden. Everything, one of her recent books, seems to sum up her ministry as a missionary overseas, writing career and personal life; although I doubt she is done with any of them! 

After reading her memoir, Thin Places, I wondered something (which I often wonder about speakers and writers when they share personal stories)....how does she tell facts about her childhood when those that “knew her when” are still living? What responses does she get? How does she handle the pressure of their (potential) scorn or support? This subject, among many, is addressed in this book. She answers real questions and cries out life-changing challenges for her readers. 

I can’t verbalize how thankful I am Mary (I feel like we are on first name basis, here) was brave enough to obey. She continues to write honestly. 

Get it. 
Read it. 
Buy another copy & give it away. Repeat. 

Booksneeze gave me a digital copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review. I dislike digital books. Have a mentioned that before??The opinions are strictly mine. *happy face*