Faithful Workouts

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Are you in need of a change? Faithful Workouts offers healthy workouts, meal plans and daily
Christian inspiration to help encourage uplifting choices. The founder, Michelle Spadafora said, "We often feel it's selfish to spend time on ourselves, when really it's one of the least selfish things we can do. When we exercise, eat healthy and spend time alone with God each day, we are truly better moms, wives, daughters, employees, friends, etc, etc." Exercising and taking care of ourselves helps us to feel better and to have more energy. It also provides our children with a good example in being healthy. Faithful Workouts have a variety of workout videos that work with different levels and lengths of time so that you can find a workout video that works with your schedule and needs. The workout videos are easy to follow and easy to follow along. I loved that I could also find videos that worked with the equipment that I had at home and with my "workout" interests.

Faithful Workouts has invited ALL of my readers a 1-month free trial membership. Click here to sign-up and learn more about Faithful Workouts.

Faithful Workouts has also provided a 1-year membership to their f4 plan to giveaway to one lucky reader. You can enter to win by entering the Rafflecopter below.  The giveaway will run until 12 am on July 3, 2017  wherein I will select 1 winner through Rafflecopter. This is for U.S. residents only and 18+ please. I will notify the winner. Please respond within 24 hours or the prize maybe forfeited to another winner. Please read the disclosure down below.


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Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Faithful Workouts for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.  

Today Only!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Today only, you can download a Kroger (Fred Meyer) Coupon for a FREE Calypso Lemonade, any variety or size.. You must have a Kroger or Kroger Affiliate Account. To download the coupon, click here.

Kroger Friday Freebie

Friday, July 21, 2017

Today only you can download a coupon for ONE (1) FREE Kraft Snack Trios, any variety (1.5 oz)
(you must have an online account and store card registered). The coupon is good at Kroger and Kroger Affiliates. Click here for more details.

Kroger Friday Freebie

Friday, July 14, 2017

Today only you can download a coupon for ONE (1) FREE Quaker® Overnight Oats, any variety
(2.18-2.57 oz.) (you must have an online account and store card registered). The coupon is good at Kroger and Kroger Affiliates. Click here for more details.

Dress Up Like a Cow and Get Free Chicken

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

You can get Chick-fil-a today! Here's how:
  • Make or buy your cow costume - white clothes and black paper spots. 
  • Wear your cow costume to your favorite local Chick-fil-A between Opening and 7 p.m.
  • Receive a free entree! 
Click here for more information.

Author Recommendation: Molly Idle

Monday, July 10, 2017

Are you looking for something fun to read to your kids? Check out the books by Molly Idle. Her stories and illustrations are creative, fun, and different. Molly Idle's Tea Rex and Camp Rex books remind me of Disney Goofy cartoons where there's a commentator saying the proper way to do things and the image being shown is the "wrong" way to do it. I also love Flora and the Flamingo There's no words just pictures, but the pictures are enough to tell a cute story of a girl pretending to be a flamingo. Molly Idle's stories are clever and imaginative. I think it also encourages kids to use their own imagination in new ways. To learn more about Molly Idle, click here.

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Kroger Friday Freebie

Friday, July 7, 2017

Today only you can download a coupon for 1 FREE Private Selection™ Regional BBQ Sauce (19 oz., any variety) (you must have an online account and store card registered). The coupon is good at Kroger and Kroger Affiliates. Click here for more details.

Meal Ideas For When You Don't Have an Oven or Stove

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Our kitchen is torn apart right now and we are without an oven or stove (due to a leak coming from the plumbing to our dishwasher).  Surprisingly enough, you don't need an oven or stove to make meals for your family. Crockpots, microwaves and grilling are excellent tools to make homemade meals for your family when you don't have a stove or oven for a time. Here are some of the meals we've made:
  • Chipotle Chicken: Place 4-5 skinless, boneless chicken breasts in a crockpot with chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. Cook for 6-7 hours on low. Shred after cooking and top on microwaveable brown rice, black beans (cooked in microwave), tomatoes and cheese.
  • Pork and Sauerkraut: Cook pork and 1 large container of sauerkraut in a crockpot for 6-7 hours on low. Serve with microwaveable, steamed veggies.
  • Breakfast Casserole in a Crockpot: I used this recipe here, but replaced the meat with pre-cooked diced ham.
  • Taco Salad: Place hamburger meat and taco seasoning in a crockpot. Cook on low for 5 hours. Check often to stir and crumble meat more (with fork). Serve with taco chips, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese.
  • Tostadas: Heat refried beans from a can in a microwave. Put beans, lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese on tostada shells.
  • Roast with Potatoes and Carrots: Place a roast, cut potatoes and carrots in a crockpot and cook on low for 5-6 hours.
  • Barbecue Chicken: Place Barbecue Sauce and Chicken in a crockpot and cook for 5-6 hours.
  • Grilled Shrimp: Peel and devein raw shrimp and place on skewers. Grill until completion. You can also add bang, bang sauce: plain greek yogurt, sweet chili sauce and siracha sauce. Serve with veggies.
  • Hot Dogs: Wrap a papertowel around a hotdog in a bun and microwave for a minute. Serve with veggies.
  • Grilled Chicken and corn on the cob: Grill chicken on a grill with your favorite seasoning. Grill corn on the cob by peeling some of the husk and layers. Run under the sink and then grill until done.
What are some meals that you like to make without the use of an oven or stove?

Things to Do in Boise for July

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Its summer in Boise and there are plenty of things to do. Are you looking for things to do with your family in Boise? Here's a listing of some of the events happening in Boise for July:

  • Saturday July 1, 2017 - Family Storytime at 10:30 am at the Main Library. Click here for more information.
  • Monday July 3, 2017 - Mobile Recreation Program from 12-2 pm: Redwood Park 3675 N. Shamrock St., Liberty Park 520 N. Liberty St.; 3-5 pm: Borah Park 801 S. Aurora Dr., Owyhee Place Apartments 2544 S. Owyhee St.;  6-7:30 pm: Latah Apartments 3905 W Alpine St., Whispering Pines Apartments 7865 W. Ustick Rd. Click here for more information. 
  • Wednesday July 5, 2017 - Mobile Recreation Program from 12-2 pm: Veterans Park 930 N Veterans Memorial Pkwy, Redwood Park 3675 N Shamrock St.; 3-5 pm: Owyhee Place Apartments 2544 S. Owyhee St, Arbor Crossing Apartments 5122 W Stoker Ln; 6-7:30 pm:  Northwest Pointe Apartments 3475 N Five Mile Rd, Latah Apartments 3905 W Alpine St
  • Thursday July 6, 2017 - First Thursday from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Basque Museum and Cultural Center. Free tours of the Cyrus Jacobs/Uberuaga Boarding House and live music. Click here for more information.
  • Thursday July 6, 2017 - Mobile Recreation Program from  12-2 pm: Veterans Park 930 N Veterans Memorial Pkwy, Redwood Park 3675 N Shamrock St.; 3-5 pm: Owyhee Place Apartments 2544 S. Owyhee St, Arbor Crossing Apartments 5122 W Stoker Ln; 6-7:30 pm:  Northwest Pointe Apartments 3475 N Five Mile Rd, Latah Apartments 3905 W Alpine St. Click here for more information.
  • Friday July 7, 2017 - Mobile Recreation Program from 12-2 pm: Veterans Park 930 N Veterans Memorial Pkwy, Liberty Park 520 N. Liberty St.; 3-5 pm:  Arbor Crossing Apartments 5122 W Stoker Ln, Northwest Pointe Apartments 3475 N Five Mile Rd. Click here for more information.
  • Friday July 7, 2017 - Puppet Show at 10:30 am at the Main Library. Click here to learn more.
  • Friday July 7, 2017 - Harry Pottery Mystery Dinner Party from 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm at the Main Library. A Hogwarts student has been murdered. Who did the crime? Register to receive an assignment and participate. Find out more here.
  • Saturday July 8, 2017 - Fiddler Duo from 4-5pm at the Library at Cole & Ustick. Click here for more information.
  • Monday July 10, 2017 - Mobile Recreation Program from 12-2 pm: Redwood Park 3675 N. Shamrock St., Liberty Park 520 N. Liberty St.; 3-5 pm: Borah Park 801 S. Aurora Dr., Owyhee Place Apartments 2544 S. Owyhee St.;  6-7:30 pm: Latah Apartments 3905 W Alpine St., Whispering Pines Apartments 7865 W. Ustick Rd. Click here for more information.
  • Tuesday July 11, 2017 - Mobile Recreation Program from 12-2 pm: Manitou Park 2001 S. Manitou Ave, Owyhee Park 3400 W. Elder St.; 3-5 pm: Fairview Crossing Apartments 8519 W Fairview Ave, Magnolia Apartments 3549 W Magnolia St.; 6-7:30 pm: Davis Park Apartments 970 N 29th St., Steward Ave. Apartments 3015 Steward Ave
  • Wednesday July 12, 2017 - DIY Cactus Pin Cushion from 6 to 8 pm at the Library! Cole & Ustick Location. Sign up online and find out more information by clicking here.
  • Wednesday July 12, 2017 - Mobile Recreation Program from 12-2 pm: Veterans Park 930 N Veterans Memorial Pkwy, Redwood Park 3675 N Shamrock St.; 3-5 pm: Owyhee Place Apartments 2544 S. Owyhee St, Arbor Crossing Apartments 5122 W Stoker Ln; 6-7:30 pm:  Northwest Pointe Apartments 3475 N Five Mile Rd, Latah Apartments 3905 W Alpine St
  • Thursday July 13, 2017 - Mobile Recreation Program from  12-2 pm: Veterans Park 930 N Veterans Memorial Pkwy, Redwood Park 3675 N Shamrock St.; 3-5 pm: Owyhee Place Apartments 2544 S. Owyhee St, Arbor Crossing Apartments 5122 W Stoker Ln; 6-7:30 pm:  Northwest Pointe Apartments 3475 N Five Mile Rd, Latah Apartments 3905 W Alpine St. Click here for more information.
  • Friday July 14, 2017 - Mobile Recreation Program from 12-2 pm: Veterans Park 930 N Veterans Memorial Pkwy, Liberty Park 520 N. Liberty St.; 3-5 pm:  Arbor Crossing Apartments 5122 W Stoker Ln, Northwest Pointe Apartments 3475 N Five Mile Rd. Click here for more information. 
  • Saturday July 15, 2017 - Boise Woman's Classic 5k, 10k or 1/2 marathon at Julia Davis Park. For more information, click here
  • Saturday July 15, 2017 - Gar Hackney Y-Not Triathlon at 8:00 am. For more information, click here.
  • Saturday July 15, 2017 - Movies Under the Stars: Moana at Julia Davis Park starting at 7pm with games. Click here for more information.
  • Saturday July 15, 2017 - Star Party at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area from 7pm to 11 pm. FREE with a canned donation to the Idaho Food Bank. Click here for more information.
  • Monday July 17, 2017 - Mobile Recreation Program from 12-2 pm: Redwood Park 3675 N. Shamrock St., Liberty Park 520 N. Liberty St.; 3-5 pm: Borah Park 801 S. Aurora Dr., Owyhee Place Apartments 2544 S. Owyhee St.;  6-7:30 pm: Latah Apartments 3905 W Alpine St., Whispering Pines Apartments 7865 W. Ustick Rd. Click here for more information.
  • Tuesday July 18, 2017 - Mobile Recreation Program from 12-2 pm: Manitou Park 2001 S. Manitou Ave, Owyhee Park 3400 W. Elder St.; 3-5 pm: Fairview Crossing Apartments 8519 W Fairview Ave, Magnolia Apartments 3549 W Magnolia St.; 6-7:30 pm: Davis Park Apartments 970 N 29th St., Steward Ave. Apartments 3015 Steward Ave
  • Wednesday July 19, 2017 - DIY Cactus Pin Cushion from 6 to 8 pm at the Library! Cole & Ustick Location. Sign up online and find out more information by clicking here
  • Wednesday July 19, 2017 - Mobile Recreation Program from 12-2 pm: Veterans Park 930 N Veterans Memorial Pkwy, Redwood Park 3675 N Shamrock St.; 3-5 pm: Owyhee Place Apartments 2544 S. Owyhee St, Arbor Crossing Apartments 5122 W Stoker Ln; 6-7:30 pm:  Northwest Pointe Apartments 3475 N Five Mile Rd, Latah Apartments 3905 W Alpine St
  • Thursday July 20, 2017 - Mobile Recreation Program from  12-2 pm: Veterans Park 930 N Veterans Memorial Pkwy, Redwood Park 3675 N Shamrock St.; 3-5 pm: Owyhee Place Apartments 2544 S. Owyhee St, Arbor Crossing Apartments 5122 W Stoker Ln; 6-7:30 pm:  Northwest Pointe Apartments 3475 N Five Mile Rd, Latah Apartments 3905 W Alpine St. Click here for more information.
  • Friday July 21, 2017 - Mobile Recreation Program from 12-2 pm: Veterans Park 930 N Veterans Memorial Pkwy, Liberty Park 520 N. Liberty St.; 3-5 pm:  Arbor Crossing Apartments 5122 W Stoker Ln, Northwest Pointe Apartments 3475 N Five Mile Rd. Click here for more information.
  • Saturday July 22, 2017 - Run Wild at Zoo Boise from 9:00 am to 10:00 am. Run Wild is a race designed for ages 2-11. Registration is $25 ($20 for Zoo Members) and includes race registration, participant admission (+1 adult). Click here for more information.
  • Saturday July 22, 2017 - Movies Under the Stars: Pete's Dragon starting at 7 pm with games at Sunset Park. Click here for more information.
  • Saturday July 22, 2017 - Freakin Fast Half at 6:15 am on Bogus Basin Road. Click here for more information. 
  • Saturday July 22, 2017 - Desert Windsong Flute Choir from 12:30-1:30 pm at the Library Cole & Ustick location. Click here for more information.
  • Monday July 24, 2017 - Mobile Recreation Program from 12-2 pm: Redwood Park 3675 N. Shamrock St., Liberty Park 520 N. Liberty St.; 3-5 pm: Borah Park 801 S. Aurora Dr., Owyhee Place Apartments 2544 S. Owyhee St.;  6-7:30 pm: Latah Apartments 3905 W Alpine St., Whispering Pines Apartments 7865 W. Ustick Rd. Click here for more information.
  • Tuesday July 25, 2017 - Mobile Recreation Program from 12-2 pm: Manitou Park 2001 S. Manitou Ave, Owyhee Park 3400 W. Elder St.; 3-5 pm: Fairview Crossing Apartments 8519 W Fairview Ave, Magnolia Apartments 3549 W Magnolia St.; 6-7:30 pm: Davis Park Apartments 970 N 29th St., Steward Ave. Apartments 3015 Steward Ave
  • Wednesday July 26, 2017 - Mobile Recreation Program from 12-2 pm: Veterans Park 930 N Veterans Memorial Pkwy, Redwood Park 3675 N Shamrock St.; 3-5 pm: Owyhee Place Apartments 2544 S. Owyhee St, Arbor Crossing Apartments 5122 W Stoker Ln; 6-7:30 pm:  Northwest Pointe Apartments 3475 N Five Mile Rd, Latah Apartments 3905 W Alpine St
  • Thursday July 27, 2017 - Mobile Recreation Program from  12-2 pm: Veterans Park 930 N Veterans Memorial Pkwy, Redwood Park 3675 N Shamrock St.; 3-5 pm: Owyhee Place Apartments 2544 S. Owyhee St, Arbor Crossing Apartments 5122 W Stoker Ln; 6-7:30 pm:  Northwest Pointe Apartments 3475 N Five Mile Rd, Latah Apartments 3905 W Alpine St. Click here for more information.
  • Friday July 28, 2017 - Mobile Recreation Program from 12-2 pm: Veterans Park 930 N Veterans Memorial Pkwy, Liberty Park 520 N. Liberty St.; 3-5 pm:  Arbor Crossing Apartments 5122 W Stoker Ln, Northwest Pointe Apartments 3475 N Five Mile Rd. Click here for more information. 

 If you have an event you would like to include, please contact me here.

July Giveaways (low to moderate entry)

Saturday, July 1, 2017

I like entering low to moderate entry giveaways and I share each month some of the blog giveaways I've entered and found online. Check back often to see if I have posted more giveaways. I try and post them as I find them.

If you are hosting a family-friendly giveaway on your blog and would like to see it listed here, please contact me (via email). If you have a won a giveaway that I posted, please leave a comment and share that you won.

Teletubbies Prize Pack (ends July 2, 2017)
$50 Amazon Gift Card and Cookbook (ends July 3, 2017)
$25 Kroger Gift Card (ends July 3, 2017)
$50 Versona Gift Card (ends July 3, 2017)
$350 Remedy Road Gift Card (ends July 5, 2017) 
Freshly Picked Moccasins (ends July 5, 2017)
$50 Sprouts Gift Card and Superfood Green Smoothies ebook (ends July 6, 2017)
$25 Kroger Gift Card (ends July 7, 2017)
4 Bristol Metal Chairs (ends July 7, 2017)
Freshly Picked Sandal (ends July 7, 2017)
Stevia In the Raw Product Sample and $25 Visa Gift Card (ends July 7, 2017)
Despicable Me Prize Pack (ends July 7, 2017)
$60 Famous Footwear Gift Card (ends July 10, 2017)
Stevia in the Raw Baker's Bag and $25 Visa Gift Card (ends July 10, 2017) 
My Gnome on the Roam Adventure Kit (ends July 11, 2017)
Fossil Watch (ends July 12, 2017)
Kendra Scott Jewelry and Vera Bradley Bag (ends July 12, 2017)
Sunday Brunch and 1-Night Stay at Peabody Hotel (ends July 12, 2017)
$25 Mixology Gift Card (ends July 13, 2017)
$50 Tea Collection Gift Card (ends July 13, 2017)
Whipped Cream Dispenser and Changers (ends July 13, 2017)
Cars 3 Juicy Juice Prize Pack (ends July 13, 2017) 
$100 Nordstrom Gift Card (ends July 13, 2017)
Toddler Dress-up Area (ends July 14, 2017)
$100 Home Depot Gift Card (ends July 14, 2017)
$100 Radio Flyer Credit (ends July 15, 2017) 
I'm Going to Give You a Bear Hug and $250 Land of Nod Gift Card (ends July 15, 2017)
A Stork's Journey Movie Prize Pack (ends July 16, 2017)
I'm Going to Give You a Bear Hug Book (ends July 16, 2017)
$200 Nordstrom Gift Card (ends July 16, 2017)
Coupon for FREE Arctic Zero (ends July 16, 2017)
Karen's Naturals Dried Fruits and Veggies Assorted Pack (ends July 16, 2017) 
$100 Premium Outlet Gift Card (Must live near Norfolk, VA) (ends July 16, 2017) 
It's Hot Out There Prize Pack (ends July 17, 2017) 
$100 Nordstrom Gift Card (ends July 19, 2017)
$200 Nordstrom Gift Card (ends July 19, 2017)
$200 Nordstom Gift Card (ends July 19, 2017)
1 Month Subscription to Bookaroo (ends July 19, 2017)
$125 Worth of Elf Cosmetics (ends July 20, 2017)
30 Piece Train Set (ends July 20, 2017) 
$100 Nordstrom Gift Card (ends July 20, 2017)
I am Going to Give You a Bear Hug Book and $100 Land of Nod Gift Card (ends July 20, 2017)
$50 Modern Market Gift Card - check to see if a location is near you (ends July 21, 2017)
$250 Nordstrom Gift Card (ends July 21, 2017)
$300 Nordstom Gift Card (ends July 21, 2017) 
$100 Nordstrom Gift Card (ends July 21, 2017)
Home Canning Starter Kit (ends July 23, 2017)
$50 AMC Gift Card (ends July 24, 2017)
$50 Nordstrom Gift Card (ends July 24, 2017)
$100 to Kortni Jean Swimwear (ends July 24, 2017)
$200 Nordstrom Gift Card (ends July 24, 2017) 
Lily & Val Kitchen Essentials (ends July 25, 2017)
$25 Cleo Madison Gift Card (ends July 25, 2017)
$25 Applebees Gift Card (ends July 25, 2017) 
mywalit purse (ends July 26, 2017)
LILLEbaby Carrier (ends July 26, 2017)
$50 Nordstrom Gift Card (ends July 26, 2017)
Florida Orange Juice Prize Pack (ends July 27, 2017) 
$270 Nordstrom Gift Card (ends July 27, 2017) 
$50 Office Depot Gift Card (ends July 28, 2017)
$100 Nordstrom Gift Card (ends July 30, 2017)
Victoria Road Girls' Lawn Cotton Twirly Dress in Cherry Blossom (ends July 30, 2017)
Minnie's Happy Helpers Movie (ends July 30, 2017)
Smurfs the Lost Village (ends July 30, 2017)
Graeter Ice Cream Pint Coupons (ends July 30, 2017) 
Sydney Jordan Shoes (ends July 31, 2017)
Made With Love By The Dutch Lady Designs