WIN $100 in FREE Product from Shadows Athletics #2015HGG

Shadows Athletics would make a great holiday gift! Enter to WIN $100 in FREE product below.

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Do you love great workout gear? Maybe you don’t like to work out, but you like to be comfortable? Shadows Athletics has exactly what you need! They’ve got athletic apparel for everyone in the family!

It doesn’t matter if you are a top athlete, a child looking for cool athletic wear, or someone who simply wants to be comfortable… Shadows Athletics has what you need! Mandee at Raising My 5 Sons has been decking her whole family out in Shadows Athletics apparel and they couldn’t be happier! Check out the post she has shared about the company and their products HERE.

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And now for the GIVEAWAY sponsored by Shadows Athletics!

One lucky winner will receive $100 in FREE product from Shadows Athletics!

Giveaway will run from Nov. 24- Dec. 8 and is open to US residents ONLY. Enter below for your chance to win.

Good Luck!

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VersaVia Rear Seat Cover Giveaway #2015HGG

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I don’t know about you, but I like to be prepared when someone jumps into the back seat of my vehicle. I mean, my vehicle isn’t always spotless, but I really dislike having dirty seats. Let’s face it, we are all going to have to trade our vehicles in eventually, right? Why not take care of our investment by protecting those seats!

VersaVia rear seat covers are a car seat life saver! Take a moment to read this post from Mandee at Raising My 5 Sons. She reviewed the seat covers herself, and she has 5 BOYS!

What are VersaVia seat covers?

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VersaVia seat covers are made to protect your car from whatever life brings- kids, pets, messy passengers… VersaVia covers will keep your seats clean. Our brand new patent pending split rear seat cover allows access to the middle seat belt.

VersaVia seat covers make great gifts as well!

One winner will receive a Black VersaVia Rear Seat Cover!

Giveaway will run from November 9-23 and is open to US residents Only. Enter below for a chance to win!

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Meet the Bloggers at She Blogs It!

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I am so excited to announce that there will now be 3 bloggers here at She Blogs It!

Don’t worry, nothing will change, other than the fact that we will post more often, bring you more reviews/giveaways, and allow for more of a broad range of posts.

She Blogs It is finally going to have the feel that I hoped for when I first started the site years ago. (I’m excited!!!)

First off, introductions..

You all know me already, but let me give you a brief update…


 Hi! I’m Mandee, a blessed mom to 5 BOYS! I am also the owner of the blog Raising My 5 Sons, co-author/owner of She Blogs It, owner of the online boutique The Paisley Hanger and homeschool teacher to my boys. I run on coffee, hugs and kisses!

Please welcome Brandye!!!!


Hi, I’m Brandye and I’m a super lucky mom to 7 bright lights and a wife to an even luckier head high school football coach. :) I am the owner of the blog Giggles, Boogers and Chaos, co-author at She Blogs It, full time student, crazy coffee consumer and constantly striving to be a God-girl.

And last, but certainly not least is our super awesome Sammy!


Hi, I’m Sammy and I’m a super blessed mom of a son and daughter. I am the owner of the blog Coupon Swag, co-author at She Blogs It, owner of Blue Layne Boutique and like the other ladies, I LOVE coffee!

We’d love to know more about our readers, so please take a moment to share something about yourself in the comments below.

Just Go With It…

Over the years I have come to learn that life can change in an instant. One minute you can be walking down a path and the next minute you find yourself winding and weaving, sometimes swimming with no shore in site, and other times you are skipping along merrily. You just really never know what turn life will take.


Think about it though. How boring would our lives be if we woke up every morning knowing exactly what was going to happen before it ever even happened. Yeah, we are all going to face challenges. Even those that appear to have it all together have faced challenges in their life. You know what the difference is in those that overcome the challenges and those that don’t?  It’s taking the bad and turning it into something positive. Being able to look past all of the negative.

Yeah, it might be raining where you’re at, but the rainbow doesn’t come without the rain.

Am I right?

Are you focusing on all of the negative things in life or are you tossing them aside and looking past them into the bright future ahead? That rainbow is up there for all of us. We just need to look past the dark clouds…

Chiquita Banana Sing Off!

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This year marks the 70th anniversary of the jingle, so Chiquita is looking for the next star to sing their iconic song!

Will it be YOU?

Oh wait, I almost forgot…the WINNER of the Contest will receive $5,000!!!!

Yeah, I thought that might spark an interest.

To Enter:

Visit the Chiquita website and sing the Chiquita Banana song with your own flair.

There are 3 ways to enter—make a music video, do a sing-a-long or upload a photo of you into a fun banana video! You get to choose the one that fits you best!

Seriously though, what are you waiting for?

Head on over to the Chiquita website and get your entries in for a chance to WIN $5,000!

WIN a Branson Vacation For Your Family!

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Are you in need of a vacation? Do you have the winter blues? I don’t know about you, but I can NOT wait until the snow clears, the weather is warmer and I can start planning a nice little get away! I’m actually thinking I’m in need of 2 getaways this year! (A girl can dream, right?)

You are going to LOVE this giveaway! We have the hookup and are offering our readers the chance to WIN a Vacation to Branson, MO!

Branson is beautiful, and there is so much to see and do there.

Branson Vacation Prize Package includes:

This vacation offers you and your family deluxe accommodations for 3 days, and 2 nights 2 nights lodging for up to 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children with $30 dining certificate, 2 tickets to choice of up to 70 shows PLUS 2 show tickets to either Haygoods, Hamner Variety Show or Liverpool Legends. One year to travel! Pick your own dates!”

Giveaway end date is March 31, 2015


**PLEASE NOTE: This offer is part of a timeshare and you may be contacted by the company after entering.**

Be sure you check out all of these great bloggers as well!

Blogging is a Trip

More From Mom

Mom of 4 Boys

This N That With Olivia

Raising My 5 Sons

The Deal MatchMaker

She Blogs It

Finding Sanity in Our Crazy Life

Making of a Mom

Save More Spend Less


If you are looking for something else to do while you are in town, checking out these attractions are a great addition to your stay!

The Dixie Stampede is a great addition to any trip, and if you leave hungry, it is your own fault. The Titanic Experience is always changing so we’ve been there a few times. Ride The Ducks is also another family favorite, but it is closed during the winter months!
Enter for your chance to win a Branson Getaway on the link below!


Good luck!
**PLEASE NOTE: This offer is part of a timeshare and you may be contacted by the company after entering.**
Branson Prize Package Giveaway
This giveaway is being sponsored by Choose Branson, a division of Summerwinds Resorts Services, LLC. Bloggers helping promote this giveaway are not responsible for fulfillment of the prize. If you would like to feature your own giveaway please email me here!

Alicia’s Testimony: Dealing With Loss


This last summer my husband and I had the opportunity presented to us to adopt a newborn baby girl.

Our hearts were full of such overwhelming joy! Our son, my only living miracle, desperately wants to be a big brother so he was so excited!

Then circumstances beyond our control arose and those precious hopes were ripped out from under us. I tried my best to push it all under and be strong like I always do.

I wanted that baby girl so deeply like I wanted all of my babies I have lost. Unfortunately and painfully, I have lost 3 precious babies to miscarriage.

If you have never been through pregnancy loss, please allow me to explain my feelings when in the midst of it.

It’s like I was in the middle of a crowded room full of people looking at me with pitiful eyes, and even though I was surrounded by people who I KNOW love me, I felt completely and utterly desolate. While I knew God was beside me, my mind seemed to be hazy; clouded with grief.  I was inwardly screaming at the top of my lungs, all the while smiling and listening to people’s “next time” or “at least you have one” or “quit trying and it will happen”. I never had the opportunity to snuggle those babies, comfort them when they needed it or just be their mommy.

I feel like miscarriage is treated like this dark kept secret. So many women suffer alone. And believe me when I say suffer. Your family honestly has no idea how to help you, when they desperately want to. It’s such an alone situation that the ONLY comfort I could manage to feel was from God.

I want to share my story in hopes that it will help someone out there to know that you are not alone.  It shouldn’t be kept quiet. Please don’t treat our precious babies like they never existed simply because they never had the opportunity to breathe air. They existed and still exist in my heart. I think of them every single day. All of them. Even the precious girl we couldn’t bring home. I pray for her always. I thank God every single day for my precious son! The one I get to hold, nurture and love!

 Please take the time to listen to Plumb – I want you here. It will help to describe the anguish a woman feels when dealing with loss.

XOXO -Alicia

*CLOSED* Round Robin- $300 in Prizes- $15 Starbucks Gift Card!

Round Robin 300 Giveaway Jan31


Mary Czerczyk

I love the Jamie Grace Song, Beautiful Day! I’ve been singing it all day! Since I’ve been singing beautiful day and since I LOVE coffee and that’s how I get my day started, we will be giving away a $15 Starbucks Gift Card!

Our Prize:

We are giving away a $15 Starbucks Gift Card!

We’ve made entering SUPER simple!

How to Enter:

  • Leave me a comment below. Tell me – What makes your day beautiful or how do you like to get your day started?
  • You can also comment on any of our other posts for an additional entry (one entry per post you comment on). Come back and leave me a comment with the title of the post you commented on. You can do this for each post you commented on. (This is an optional entry method and not required, however it will get you more entries).
  • Instagram– We would love it if you would follow us on Instagram as well. This is not required, however if you comment below with your Instagram name (so we can verify if you win) then we will give you another entry! 

This is a Round Robin giveaway so each of us will have a link to the next bloggers giveaway. After you leave me a comment, head over to Sweet Pennies from Heaven for a chance at $15 Paypal CASH !

The more blogs you visit – the better chance you have to win. There are 20 blogs total!

Good Luck!

Don’t forget to stop by and say Hi on all of our social media pages. We sometimes run giveaways on social media as well!

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Fine Print – Winner will be picked via Entries will be verified. Open to residents in the US and Canada. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize or I will pick a new winner. 

This giveaway is sponsored by me.

When Walking The Path…


As I walk the path, the path of life…

I come to find that there are so many twists and turns in the road.

Oftentimes the road is bumpy, and there are times when there is no pavement what-so-ever.

That doesn’t stop me though.

I set out on this road determined to get to my destination.

For I know that I am never alone.

Don’t get me wrong, there are many times that I would like to stop and rest (and that’s ok), and there are also times that I would like to turn around or run in the other direction.

But HE has called me to walk this path, and I know that HE knows best for me.

For if I stumble, HE will catch me as I fall.

He has said:

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. -Isaiah 41:10

We are called to be obedient.

Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. -James 1:22

For when we walk in obedience we are pleasing to the Lord, just like a child is pleasing to his/her parents when he/she obeys their commands.

Step out onto the path and follow with an obedient heart.

If you end up in the ditch or at a dead end call unto your Father and hold steadfast to His promises.

For you are Never Alone.

Finding Balance

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Balancing…toes pointed as she slides her feet gracefully across the beam. Each step is cautious and careful. Arms spread out, breathing in through the nose, out through the mouth. She knows she can do this, she’s done it a thousand times, and yet today feels so different. It’s as if the whole world is watching…waiting for her to slip. The beam seemed wider during practice than it does today. Focus…

Do you feel like you are walking a thin balance beam? Maybe you’ve done something over and over in your life with no problems and all of a sudden you are struggling? We all struggle with something at some point in our life. The struggles are what makes us stronger. In our moment of struggle we can not see anything other than the struggle. We focus on the struggle. Don’t give in to the struggle.

Focus on the beam. Focus on the victory.

Slide your feet gracefully across that beam. Head high. Toes pointed. Arms spread from the east to the west.

Now breathe…in through your nose, out through your mouth.

You’ve got this.

All of a sudden, when we are focusing on the victory…

Things feel achievable.

We’ve done this a thousand times.

Show the world that YOU’ve got this!