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ByAngie

Review & Giveaway: Prone To Wander LA

I received this product in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions expressed are those of my own.

Sometimes during the day, we need little reminders of God’s love and faithfulness to keep us going.

Prone To Wander LA is a company that is focused on helping you do just that. Each product displays a scripture, Biblical promise, hymn lyric, Godly greeting, or something similar.

A few weeks ago I received a beautiful banner and pillow cover in the mail. First of all, I have to say how amazing these items smelled when they arrived. I kept holding the packaging and items to my nose because they seriously smelled SO good! Sometimes, when you order something online, it arrives smelling unpleasant so this was nice. 😉 Second, I was amazed by the quality! Being someone that sews, unintentionally, I look at things like seams, creases, and zippers. These products are not only aesthetically pleasing to the eye but are constructed to last with durability. The fabric is top notch and the seams are strong.

 

But most of all… It has been wonderful to see this banner as I walk through my home or on my way out the door and find myself humming or singing “Be Still My Soul” as I go about my life. I have had a rough couple of weeks and to remember the Lord is on my side has meant so much to me. The pillow rests on my couch and when my kids are being silly with a mess on the floor I remember that even amongst the toys, my nest is abundantly blessed. It’s the little things sometimes, more than the big things, that bring the most reassurance of His love for us when we need them.

If you are like me and enjoy little reminders of God’s love and faithfulness throughout the day, but also prefer that these items be of higher quality, I HIGHLY recommend making a purchase from Prone To Wander LA.

Also, there is a giveaway! Prone To Wander LA also offers phone cases and are giving away a set. Enter now for a chance to win! Fill out the form below or go to this link to enter.

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ByAngie

Making Changes

Lately I’ve been reading (when I’m able to find time) The Good Wife’s Guide by Darlene Schacht who blogs over at Time-Warp Wife. (Expect a review from Emily or myself soon!) For some time I’ve wanted to make a lot of changes in my day to day life that she points out in this book, but haven’t done it. Why? Probably because of 2 things. 1, I’m lazy. 2, I HATE change.

2 months ago we moved into our home. We’re still not fully unpacked. Homeschool still hasn’t resumed. (We will be resuming Monday though, come hell or high water!) And life is just still in a transitional phase that I’m flat out sick of.

To say I’m overwhelmed would be an understatement.

One of the things that Darlene mentions in her book is to force yourself to go to bed early and rise early in order to get more done… even if you’re a night owl. DING DING DING! That’s me! I need to do that!

I can’t imagine what all I would be able to do if I were to get out of bed 2 hours before my kids. The cleaning, the lesson planning, breakfast ready… but most importantly quiet time with the Lord before I start the day.

Starting tonight, I’m going to bed early. I’m not excited about it, but it has to be done. I’m going to get out of bed before the kids in the morning and see how much I can do. I’ll post tomorrow how it went. Pray that it works!

Have you ever had to make a change you weren’t fond of for the sake of your family routine? Share with us!