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DaySpring has outdone themselves with their  newest Illustrated Faith devotional kit.  This month’s theme is one I absolutely love…..Free to Flourish.

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This theme speaks volumes to my heart.  On a large scale, of course God calls us to freedom through faith in him.  But what I love most about this devotional kit is the reminder that God calls us to freedom in the minute, small moments of our lives…..all those everyday moments that feel monumental on a day to day basis.

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Freedom from fear…freedom from shame….freedom from insecurity….freedom from comparison….freedom from discontentment.

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But it’s more that just what we’re free from.  This set also focuses on what we’re free to do.  Free to laugh….free to thrive….free to forgive….free to dream.

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It’s a stunning reminder that the same God who created the heavens and earth, also care about my dreams, my insecurities, my fears, and my everyday, every moment happiness.

But that’s not the only new item from DaySpring this month!  Check out their newest creation….the Illustrated Faith Organization Bag.

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This bag is as stylish as it is functional.  Featuring a bright, eye-catching pattern, the bag has a generous amount of space for Bible journaling tools and supplies and it even includes a Bible verse from Ecclesiastes…”He has made everything beautiful in its time.”

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The bag has side zippers which allows it to open completely flat.

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It also has a variety of storage options, including two removable zipper pouches.

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Since it’s made of matte oilcloth, it’s easy to clean with just a damp cloth.

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And it easily accommodates most journaling Bibles as well as plenty of supplies.

DaySpring has their Illustrated Faith Craving Connections Kit on sale for $29.99 and their Illustrated Faith Organization Bag on sale for $40.  Plus, when you enter the coupon code 25FORYOU, you’ll save 25% off your order, and you’ll even receive free shipping!

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by DaySpring.  All opinions expressed on Cincinnati Cents are (as always!) mine.

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Super League Gaming Review: Part 2

by Katie on February 23, 2017

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As many of you know, our son attended the Minecraft Super League Gaming event at our local theater last summer and absolutely loved the experience.  So, when we found out that the event was returning to theaters this past fall, we jumped at the chance for him to participate again.

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With this new season of Super League Gaming, he reconnected with friends he had met in the first session, and they worked together to maneuver their way through the many games, mini-games, and creations throughout the course of the event.

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For instance, in build mode, players work together to build on their plot of land.  Imagination and creativity are key here, and the winning team takes home the points.

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In Zombies, teams work against each other to beat the onslaught of zombies that have overtaken the Metropolis.

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In Walls, teams of players spend a limited amount of time collecting resources for their team’s use.  Once the time has elapsed, the walls fall down, and the teams must work to capture the other teams’ polar bears.

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There were even mini games, such as soccer, where players could compete against each other for points.

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At the conclusion of each section of play, a podiums screen was displayed to show the standings of each team that has competed.

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It’s a fun and friendly competition, and it enables kids to work collaboratively on a creative pursuit.  I’m sure the next time Super League Gaming comes back to Cincinnati, our son will be one of the first ones to sign up!

Disclaimer:  This post was sponsored by US Family Guide.  All opinions expressed on Cincinnati Cents are (as always!) mine.

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Denny’s New $4 Value Menu

by Katie on January 26, 2017

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As a mom of 4, I know how challenging it can be to take everyone out to eat while at the same time, staying within a somewhat reasonable budget.  It’s amusing to think back to the days when my husband and I could each order a meal and split the meals between us and our young sons.  Now that we have four children, three of whom are teenage boys, those memories are laughable!

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Apparently, the owners of Denny’s appreciate the difficulty of families going out to eat on a budget as they’ve recently unveiled their new $4 Value Menu.  In addition to All You Can Eat Pancakes for $4, you can pick up a number of other fan favorites for just $4 each:

  • Banana Berry Pancakes
  • Peanut Butter Cup Pancakes
  • Sticky Bun Pancakes
  • Super Blackberry Pancakes
  • Shareable Turtle Sundae
  • Everyday Value Slam
  • Biscuit & Gravy Breakfast

Denny’s limited-time menu is available through March 20, 2017.

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Denny’s.  All opinions expressed on Cincinnati Cents are (as always!) mine.

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DaySpring has unveiled their newest Illustrated Faith Kit….the Craving Connection Devotional Kit.  The Illustrated Faith kits embrace a creative way to combine faith and art with journaling as you walk through your Bible journey.

This Craving Connection kit is a 14-day devotional journal with insights from Craving Connection authors to help you connect with God, friends, and your community more purposefully.

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The set comes complete with a devotional booklet, a clear stamp collection, one roll of washi tape, a sheet of cut-out paper pieces, 2 cardstock sticker sheets, 3 tip-ins, a magnet, and a plastic pouch for easy storage.

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I had the opportunity to try out the latest Illustrated Faith Kit, and I’m completely loving it.  It’s a beautiful mixture of devotional time as well as creative artistry.  Now, truth be told, I’m not much of an artist.  But this kit makes it so easy to illustrate Bible verses and the inspiring thoughts and reflections stemming from them.

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Instead of walking this journaling journey alone, I decided to share the experience with one of my favorite sidekicks….my sweet daughter.  Not only does she love exploring the Bible with me, but she has a natural flair for creativity.

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We’ve been enjoying taking quiet time reading through the Bible verses and reflections, as well as illustrating the verses with the included stickers, cut-outs, and tape.  It’s been such a fun way to connect with some much-needed mother daughter time!

DaySpring has their Illustrated Faith Craving Connections Kit on sale for $29.99.  Plus, when you enter the coupon code 25FORYOU, you’ll save 25% off your order, bringing your total down to just $22.49.  You’ll even receive free shipping!

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by DaySpring.  All opinions expressed on Cincinnati Cents are (as always!) mine.

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Check Out the 3D Deco Lights from 3DLightFX

by Katie on January 13, 2017

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If you’re looking for a fun and easy way to brighten up your child’s room or playroom, then be sure to check out the 3D Deco Lights from 3DLightFX.  Available for purchase at Target and Target.com, these lights make the perfect gift.

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They have a full range of comic book, super hero, Disney Princess, sports and car lights that look as though they are popping right out of the wall! They are battery operated and cool to the touch so you can place them anywhere in the room. Your kids will love having these in their rooms, and they’re also the perfect editions to a den, family room, man’s cave or an office.

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I have to say, I think my favorites are the super hero lights.  Not only would they be fun in our boys’ room, but since they’ve taken over our office as their “man cave”, I think they’d be the perfect addition to that room as well!

You can find all of these amazing products here.

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by US Family Guide.  All opinions expressed on Cincinnati Cents are (as always!) mine.

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Crab Pot Trees: Save 30% Plus Free Shipping

by Katie on December 23, 2016

tree-2One of my favorite new additions to our Christmas decorations this year is our Crab Pot Tree.   Crab Pot Christmas Trees are remarkable, perfectly shaped trees that are pre-lit, fold flat for storage, sparkle from every angle, and are easily set up.

Crab Pot Christmas Trees are made from the very durable PVC Coated Crab Pot Wire which withstands all that Mother Nature throws at it.  We placed our tree outside alongside our light-up Christmas gifts, making for a fun, twinkly Christmas display.

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Honestly, I was amazed when we received our Crab Pot Christmas Tree box because it looked much too small for a 3-foot tree to fit inside of it.  However, these trees fold completely flat, making is super easy to store them after the holiday season.

Crab Pot Trees are available in heights of 1-1/2 feet all the way up to 8 feet tall.  They can be ordered with white lights, multicolored lights, or single-colored lights of a variety of colors to complement your holiday decor.

Plus, to help you stretch your holiday budget, you can save 30% off your Crab Pot Christmas Tree plus receive free shipping when you enter the promotional code USFG16 at checkout.

You can check out the simplicity of these trees by watching this short video:

Easy to assemble, durable, and you can save 30%……this is an simple way to add some sparkle and cheer to your family’s holiday season!

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Crab Pot Christmas Trees and US Family Guide.  All opinions expressed on Cincinnati Cents are (as always!) mine.

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Freshen Up Your Holidays with Air Wick

by Katie on December 10, 2016

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I love the fall and winter holidays for so many reasons….time spent with family and friends, festive gatherings, and all the sights and scents of the season just to name a few.  From pumpkin and spiced apple to vanilla and pine, the scents of the holiday season are my favorite of the entire year.

Air Wick is making it easy to freshen up your holidays this year.  The Air Wick Life Scents limited edition holiday collection features their ever-popular scent, Pumpkin Spiced Latte (what’s not to love?!) as well as several new scents including Vanilla Bakery Treat, Warm Apple Crisp, and Trimming the Tree.

These fragrances enable you to dial up or down the amount of fragrance you want in your room, giving you more control of the scent in your home.  I love using these plugins throughout my house, especially in our high traffic areas.  It adds such a festive ambiance to our home!

Air Wick Life Scents are available at local retailers in a variety of different scents.

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Air Wick.  All opinions expressed on Cincinnati Cents are (as always!) mine.

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