October 30, 2014

October Favorites 2014


Time for some October favorites! Up first, these comfy and cute pajamas from Walmart. (I honestly cannot even believe I just said that last sentence!)


If you have been following my site for a while, you know, I am not usually a Walmart fan. In fact, I usually avoid Walmart at ALL costs. I did happen to be in a Walmart a couple weeks ago though and came across these pajama sets for $10.00! I immediately grabbed them in the zebra print and the black with white trim and figured I'd give them a try. I seriously had my doubts as to how they would wear, wash, etc. but figured I could always just return them if they didn't work out. Plus, I mean, they were only $10.00?!

Working from home in a job that doesn't require ever seeing anyone, I'll be the first to admit that most days it's a pajama day around here until at least 2pm. Invariably though someone stops by before then or I have to grab the mail, etc. and so I do try to at least wear cute pajamas sets that aren't super embarrassing to be seen in. :)


I have been wearing both sets of pajamas for a couple weeks now, and have even washed them a few times, and I am happy (and very surprised) to say that they did not shrink and they are still just as comfy and soft as when I first wore them. Are they the most luxurious and high quality pj's you will ever own? No. But for $10.00? You honestly can't go wrong. I bought my sets in store, but I was able to also find them online. (Some sizes and styles have already sold out though. So don't wait if you want to give them a try yourself! I don't think they will be available online much longer.)

Another plus for these pj's? They are awesome for nursing moms because they are button up!

Up next, the music group NEEDTOBREATHE! I just recently came across these guys (even though they have apparently been around for years) and have been listening to their songs quite a bit! I like that (so far) everything I've listened to has clean lyrics and I just really like their overall sound.

Plus, it doesn't hurt that since I have Amazon Prime, I can listen to all of their past albums for free. If you have been looking for some new music to mix up your current selection, give these guys a try!


Also on my list this month? The Ladybug Game. This has actually been a favorite for quite a while! Broc's grandma gave this game to Titan a few Christmases ago and even after all these years, it's still a favorite that gets busted out at least once a month.

My favorite things about this game are that there is no reading required once your child knows the basic rules of the game and you can play the game start to finish in under 10 minutes. :) If you have kids, this game is a must have in my opinion. And, it's less than $12.00!



Last on my list this month? The Alex and Ani bangles! I recently picked up the Path of Life bangle and have been wearing it almost daily since I got it. I like the message, I like that it's made from recycled material, I like that it's stack able with other bracelets I own, etc. (And if you aren't a fan of the one I picked up, they have TONS of them with lots of different designs! Just search Alex and Ani and they should all pull up.)

About the only thing I don't like, is that you can't make it smaller (it does adjust bigger). I have REALLY small wrists though, so that's probably just an issue for me. I bought my bracelet on Nordstrom.com but then recently saw (thanks to an awesome reader) that they are also sold on Amazon, and for about $4.00 cheaper! YAY! Buy one for yourself, buy one for a gift, buy one for a stocking stuffer...you won't regret it! :)

And that is it for my favorites this month! I have a few more, but I am thinking those will have to wait for next month! Still trying to get caught up on school work, laundry, etc. around here after our vaca in Utah. So posts this will have to be quick and short! :)

What have been some of your favorite things this month??? 
Please share in the comments section!


October 28, 2014

Amazon Gift Card Giveaway! (5 Winners)



Last week I looked at my numbers on my social media accounts and I realized that both my Facebook and Pinterest accounts have over 1,000 followers!!!

I can't even begin to tell all of you how much I appreciate you taking the time to like my accounts and follow along here at Live to be Inspired! I know how busy everyone is and so I really appreciate you reading this little blog of mine!!! 

To say thank you, I thought I'd do a quick giveaway and give away FIVE $5 Amazon Gift Cards!

You can enter using the Rafflecopter below! Good luck!


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Giveaway ends October 31st at Midnight EST. The winners will be announced on November 1, 2014 here and on Instragram, Twitter and Facebook. This giveaway is in no way associated with Amazon. I am giving these cards away on my own because I love all of you and want to thank you for reading! 


October 26, 2014

Primary Talk | Living the Teachings of Christ Strengthens Me and My Family




Jumping on really fast today to post Titan's talk that he gave for the Primary Program at church this morning. 

He was asked to write and give a two minute talk on how "Living the Teachings of Christ Strengthens Me and My Family." (This also happens to be November's theme for Primary. So if you are LDS and your kids are asked to give a talk in sharing time next month, feel free to use this one. Titan said he was willing to share). ;)

Of course, Titan didn't write this on his own. But he did help and he did an AMAZING job today giving the talk in front of the our entire ward! So proud of him and how he conducted himself during the program. 

Any way, onto the talk...

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Living the Teachings of Christ Strengthens Me & My Family 

In The Family: A Proclamation to the World it says, “Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ.”

Some of the most important things Jesus taught were faith, prayer & forgiveness.

In Alma 32:21 we read, “If ye have faith ye hope for things which are not seen, which are true.” My parents and I can’t see Heavenly Father but we have faith that he is guiding us and protecting us. He does this with the help of the Holy Ghost.

Jesus also taught that we should pray to our Heavenly Father to show gratitude for what we have been given and to ask him for what others or we need. When we pray, we should be reverent and respectful.

Last, Jesus taught us about forgiveness.  He taught us that forgiving others brings peace. Forgiving people who hurt us or are mean to us isn’t always easy. But when we forgive it helps us let the bad feelings go and it makes our families and friendships stronger. 

When we say our prayers, show faith and forgive others we are becoming more like Christ and that helps our homes to be places where the Spirit can be. And when the spirit is in our home it is easier to be happy and make the right choices."

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Hope you are all having a great weekend and enjoying spending time with your families! 

Now that we are home from church we are recuperating from our long travel day yesterday and getting ready for the week ahead. So much to catch up on and get done around here now that our vaca is over! :)

October 17, 2014

$300 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!


Time for another giveaway! This week Alli from Cupcake Diaries is turning 30 and we are continuing the celebration with ANOTHER giveaway! YAY!

This time we are giving away a $300 Amazon gift card! How awesome would that be to have on hand for all your holiday shopping?!? 

$300 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

I’m so excited about this giveaway!! Amazon is such a great way to do so much shopping. (Pretty sure I use Amazon on a weekly basis for things around our house! Such a lifesaver with a three month old!)

Check out the amazing group of bloggers participating in this giveaway! I’m excited to be collaborating with such a fun group of ladies. You will love their blogs!


To win, simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below. The more entries you complete, the better the chances of winning. Good luck!!


Giveaway begins 10/17 and will end 10/24 at 10pm MST. Open to U.S. residents only. Must be 18 years and older to win. Winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter and winning entry verified. If winning entry is not complete, prize will be voided and another winner will be chosen. Winner will be notified via email and have 48 hours to respond and claim their prize before a new winner is chosen.

October 15, 2014

$300 PayPal Cash Giveaway!


Who's ready to win some cash? This week Alli from Cupcake Diaries is turning 30. And to celebrate, I’m teaming up with her and some of my other blogger friends to give away $300 PayPal cash! 

$300 PayPal Cash Giveaway
  
I’m so excited about this giveaway!! There's nothing quite like getting free cash. And just in time for holiday shopping! Check out the amazing group of bloggers participating in this giveaway! I’m so excited to be collaborating with such a fun group of ladies. You will love their blogs!

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To win, simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below. The more entries you complete, the better the chances of winning. Good luck!! 


Giveaway begins 10/15 and will end 10/22 at 10pm MST. Open to U.S. residents only. Must be 18 years and older to win. Winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter and winning entry verified. If winning entry is not complete, prize will be voided and another winner will be chosen. Winner will be notified via email and have 48 hours to respond and claim their prize before a new winner is chosen.