“40 Days to a Joyful Motherhood: Devotions and Coloring Book” by Sarah Humphrey


40 Days to a Joyful Motherhood: Devotions and Coloring Book to Nourish Mom by Sarah Humphrey


I have read thru this book and I am currently on day 4 with reading the daily page and coloring. Each page has a scripture, thought and experience from the author, usually some questions, and then ends with a simple prayer.


Specific days deal with a particular theme. For example, days 1-5 are “Identity for Motherhood”. Days 6-10 are “Expectations, Pain, Hopes and Dreams”. Days 11-15 are “Releasing Grief and Receiving New Life”… All the way up to day 40. There are 8 total themes.

I love that this book is a coloring book, but its not so detailed that I feel overwhelmed and the need to color each page. Because us busy moms have tons of time each day to color, right? 😉 I decided that I would only color a little bit of each page each day, and then in the future I can color more when I go back to reread sections.

I used markers in my book which I should not have done-I’ve used them before in other coloring book so I thought it would be okay. The pages aren’t as thick as I thought, so colored pencils would be best for this book. I feel like I’ve ruined some of my book because the colors are bleeding into the next page.


Overall, I really like this book! As a busy mom of 2 boys I appreciate all the advice, taking the time for coloring, answering thought provoking questions, and reading daily scriptures.

I received a copy of this book complimentary for blog and social media review. All opinions are my own.


About the book:
40 Days to a Joyful Motherhood: Devotions and Coloring Book to Nourish Mom

Nourishment for a mother’s soul through 40 days of devotion and . . . doodling!

Wouldn’t it be marvelous if mothering came with a concrete set of instructions—an easy recipe we could follow? Instead, motherhood challenges women to find their faith, their true selves, and their family through daily doses of trial and error. It is a brilliant and healing time of life that is full of joy, pain, and beauty with a small side of crisis (and humor). What mothers do not know, they learn. And through this lifelong process of learning, they nurture and care for the most precious gifts on earth: children. In a modern society where moms often have a full and busy plate, these 10 minute daily devotions focus on six key topics of motherhood:

-Reconciling with grief, hope and expectations

In addition to the devotions, these beautiful pages are adorned with handmade illustrations to help you refresh from long days or even occasional sleepless nights. So, grab your colors and a little quiet time for yourself while doodling at the kitchen table. You will be grateful you did!

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About the author:
Often considered a dreamer and silly heart, Sarah Humphrey uses inspiration from her most beloved career, motherhood, to fuel her passion for writing, creative movement and teaching. She has and is authoring several books and children’s books. Sarah currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and three beautiful, bouncy kids.

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“Kept Secrets” by Traci Hunter Abramson *book review and giveaway*


“Kept Secrets” is a fast pace, thrilling adventure! Devin and Grace cross paths at a friends wedding and spontaneously decide to get married when they realize they still have feelings for each other after all those years. However, Devin doesn’t tell his new wife about his undercover CIA job and within weeks of being married they are already living in different areas trying to make their new marriage work.

When something happens that leads Grace to disappear, Devin needs to decide who he can trust and whether or not to include his new wife in his life and job.

I could not put this book down!! It was a clean, dramatic story with some romance which kept my interest from beginning to end. I would highly recommend this novel!

I received a copy of this book complimentary for blog and social media review. All opinions are my own.

About the book
Unexpectedly reunited after six years, high school sweethearts Devin Shanahan and Grace Harrington cross paths and have a whirlwind wedding. A lot can change in six years, however, and they must figure out how to make their two independent lives mesh.
Unable to disclose his CIA job to his new wife, when Devin is assigned a top-secret mission to Hong Kong, he tells Grace part of the truth: that he is going to work abroad for six months in finance. But when the mission turns deadly and Devin doesn’t know whom to trust, he must make the most difficult decision of his life in an effort to keep Grace safe. Will the seeds of deception prove destructive to their newly formed marriage? And will the love that brought them together be the very thing their enemies use to tear them apart?

Traci Hunter Abramson was born in Arizona, where she lived until moving to Venezuela for a study-abroad program. After graduating from Brigham Young University, she worked for the Central Intelligence Agency for several years, eventually resigning in order to raise her family. She credits the CIA with giving her a wealth of ideas for suspense novels as well as the skills needed to survive her children’s teenage years. She has gone on to write a number of bestselling suspense novels that have consistently been nominated as Whitney Award finalists. She considers shoes an optional accessory which became evident when she won her first three Whitney Awards in 2013 (Code Word), 2014 (Deep Cover), and 2016 (Failsafe.) She currently lives in Virginia with her family where she enjoys sports, travel, writing, and coaching high school swimming.

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Somewhere With You (Windswept Bay #2 by Debra Clopton *book review*

Somewhere With You (Windswept Bay #2) by Debra Clopton

When I read book 1 I immediately knew I would love this series and all the characters. In this second book I learned a little more about all the siblings which got me even more excited for future releases!

Brothers: Levi, Can, Jake, Max, Trent
Sisters: Cali, Shar, Olivia, Jillian

“Somewhere With You” follows the story of one of the sisters-Shar-as she rescues sea turtles and helps run the family resort. She meets Gage one day on the beach while rescuing a turtle and they immediately hit it off. Shar isn’t wanting marriage or even a relationship but Gage is determined to spend time with her and her family anyway. They are so sweet together and I love their personalities-especially Shar!

I read this story in one sitting because I love the characters, the story line and the setting of this series. Clean romance-highly recommend!

This new series is set in Windswept Bay-beach area. There are 9 Sinclair siblings which is the perfect setup for this new series by author Debra Clopton. I can’t wait to read more!!

I received a complimentary copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review on my blog and social media-all opinions are my own.

Book 1 review is here:

About the book

Sassy, opinionated Shar Sinclair is passionate about the sea turtles she rescues in the Windswept Bay area and as needful of her freedom as they are. She’s content with her life, helping run the family resort and looking out for the wildlife around her. But sometimes she wishes she had someone to share her passion, and passions, with. But that might mean giving up some of her freedom and she’s not sure she could do that for anyone…

Gage Landcaster is a self-made millionaire used to getting what he wants, but lately there’s an emptiness and a restlessness to his life that he can’t seem to fill. While visiting Windswept Bay, he spies a beautiful woman on the beach, struggling to rescue a sea turtle tangled in fishing line, and goes to help. Gage is captivated by the fire and passion that radiates from Shar and he knows instantly he wants her. But this may be one time when what he wants might not be an option.

Sparks fly on the sunset beach and sparkling blue waters of the romantic Windswept Bay as Gage and Shar battle through their attraction. Gage is determined that this is one time he’ll do whatever it takes to get what he wants. But can Shar open her heart to him? Can he convince Shar that love doesn’t mean shackles…but a lifetime shared with the one you love?

About the Author
Bestselling author Debra Clopton has sold over 2.5 million books and her holiday story, OPERATION: MARRIED BY CHRISTMAS has been optioned for an ABC Family Movie staring LeAnn Rimes. Debra writes cowboy romances, inspirational, Christian romance, contemporary and western romances set in Texas. She is known for her snappy dialogue, cowboy heroes and spunky heroines. Her awards include: The Book Sellers Best, Romantic Times Magazine’s Book of the Year. She’s also a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Finalist, and a triple finalist in the American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award. A sixth generation Texan, Debra lives on a ranch in central Texas with her husband Chuck. She loves to travel and spend time with her family. She is the author of the much loved Mule Hollow Matchmakers series where you never know what the Matchmaking “Posse” is going to do next! She has written for Harlequin and Harper Collins Christian and now with DCP Publishing with her newest series New Horizon Ranch collection. She is currently working on her 39th novel surrounded by cows, dogs and even renegade donkey herds that keep her writing authentic and often find their way into her stories. She loves helping people smile with her fun, fast paced stories. Visit Debra’s website at http://www.debraclopton.com.

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“Walk On: 10-Minute Quick Walk Mix” DVD *sneak peek* from JessicaSmithTv

Have you seen the latest news on social media from Jessica Smith? She will be releasing a new Walk On 10 minute dvd that offers at least 7 segments according to the sneak peek pictures!!


Walkers, we have something special coming to DVD for you all soon! Please stay tuned


Another sneak peek at our upcoming release “Walk On: 10-Minute Quick Walk Mix” DVD! This program is perfect for fitting in fitness during the busy holiday season which is almost upon us!
And we are so excited to offer you special premix options for the first time that allow you to follow our weekly schedule recommendations with just the push of a button! (Please note premix options are available on DVD only)


Did you notice that on the back of the sneak peek dvd cover, it mentions another NEW dvd called, “Walk On: Walk Off Belly Fat-5 days a week!” I’ll post when I have more info about that! So excited!!

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15 day Tabata SweatFest *free challenge at home* with Skinny Mom & Febreze in wash


Skinny Mom is doing her second “15 day sweat fest” challenge that started on Monday Oct 10th. It’s a FREE 15 day Tabata workout that alternates between upper body, lower body and core exercises. Have you ever done a Tabata workout? A Tabata workout is doing one movement as hard as you can for 20 seconds, then 10 seconds of rest.

For this specific challenge, there are 4 exercises that you daily for 8 times which is a total of 16 mins of a workout, not including warm up and cool down.


When you sign up for this free challenge, you get this nice PDF booklet that you can print off so you can see each daily exercise.

Sign up for the free challenge here:

I am on day 9 today and loving this mini 15 day challenge! All my pictures and daily challenge pictures are on my Instagram page. It’s not too late to join!



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