Taco Meatballs

Need a quick, simple recipe to throw together for a delicious, family-friendly dinner?  This gem of a meatball recipe became a family favorite for us when I was doing the South Beach Diet a few years ago. I kind of forgot about it till this week when I was trying to plan some lower-carb recipes that would also stretch a pound of meat a bit further than just making it into burgers.

I happen to resent food that doesn’t taste good, so I especially appreciate the melted cheese centers and taco flavor of these little balls of yum! ;)

As a bonus, they’re also very simple to make, require only a handful of ingredients, and contain less than 1 carb per meatball. Score!  :)

 

 

 

Taco Meatballs

  • 1 1/2 lbs. lean ground beef

  • 1 package taco seasoning mix

  • 1 green onion, finely diced (optional — I omit these)

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 block sharp cheddar cheese, cut into small cubes (you may not need this much cheese. . . I use smaller chunks than the recipe calls for so I can make smaller meatballs, thus stretching my meat further.)

Directions

Beat eggs and mix all ingredients except cheese. Mold a tablespoon of meat around a cube of cheese to form a small meatball. Repeat with all meat. Placed on edged cookie sheet or roasting pan. You may want to spray the pan with cooking spray if your meat is very lean. Bake for 7-10 minutes or until meat is done and cheese has melted.

 

Preheat the oven  to 425° F.

Yield: 10-12 servings.

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How Spray Paint Saved Me Hundreds of Dollars, Part 1

Welcome to the decorating showcase one of my favorite little allies in achieving my goal of adorning my home comfortably without spending lots of money… SPRAY PAINT!

I recently went through a period where I was spray painting basically everything. My hand and arm got very sore, I was spray painting so often. :) But it saved me sooo much money! I’ll share more photos of my projects in future posts, but today I’m focusing on my kitchen, where I began my kitchen redo with a can of spray paint that cost me roughly $4.

I was discontent with my kitchen colors for a long time while being indecisive on how I wanted to change it long-term. I didn’t want to make a snap decision that might end up wasting me money, but I was really ready for a change. Although it’s important to me for our home to be welcoming and comfortable, it’s also important to be a good steward of the finances God has entrusted to us and to be a wise helpmeet to my husband in managing them. My friend Libby suggested spray painting my cabinet knobs for a quick, economical update that I could enjoy while we were deciding what permanent changes to make to the kitchen. (All my best ideas originate with her.) I had tried spray painting once or twice before with little success, but she encouraged me to try again on this particular project and now I’m hooked. I love the idea of using spray paint to refresh and revive pieces that I would otherwise be tempted to toss and replace with a brand new item, spending money that may not be budgeted for decor. Like kitchen cabinet and drawer knobs, for instance.

I counted the knobs in my kitchen so you’d have an idea how much it would cost to replace them, had I chosen that route. I had 26 knobs, which were originally brassy gold and bright white. (I know this picture is mainly of me and my daughter –who I can’t believe was ever that small! — but I didn’t really have a good “before” photo. Besides, I enjoy looking at her tiny little pigtails which I miss… they were so cute!) ;)

 

I looked at the Lowes website to price knobs. Similar ones to mine started around $2 apiece and went up to about $4 apiece. To buy 26 new knobs or pulls would have cost a minimum of $40 and could easily have cost well over $100 just for similar knobs (26×4=$104), or I could have spent way more than that if I’d chosen a different design. Some slightly fancier but still basically similarly shaped ones were close to $10/knob (or $260 for the project — plus tax!). I decided that at the moment, a can of spray paint was more in line with my budget ($3-$5 per can) and would hopefully give an immediate updated look to my kitchen. So that’s the route I chose.

My friend suggested brushed nickel spray paint to complement the natural maple color of my cabinets.

We had also had to replace some appliances that died about that time, and by a mistake on the part of the store, we ended up with an upgraded refrigerator that has clean steel doors, so the brushed nickel paint on the knobs coordinated nicely with that and the stainless steel microwave. This was the result:

 

Here is a current photo… after we decided what we wanted to long term. But that’s another story for another day.

 

How I did this project:

  • Remove hardware; detach from screws. Clean/degrease completely (Dawn dish detergent is a good degreaser). Choose well-ventilated area for project. Our shed isn’t well lit nor well-ventilated so I used my gravel driveway with newspapers spread out or backyard with newspaper spread out. I figured we can always cut the grass if I get spray paint on it. I didn’t really have an ideal work station so just work with what I have… on non-windy days! :)
  • Stand knobs on flat surface (I used the top of a shirt box). Shake spray paint can and do a few practice sprays to make sure it’s not clogged and paint sprays evenly. Spray knobs evenly but lightly on all sides. Let dry completely. Repeat until knobs are evenly coated. It’s better to do several light coats to achieve even coverage than to put a coat on too thick and end up with drips! Turn them when dry if needed to spray from all angles. Allow knobs to dry thoroughly before touching. Reattach your knobs…. voila! Brand new look at a very low cost!

 

Spray painting is so fun! I hope you enjoyed the photos of this project, which is just one of a few projects I’ll be sharing of items that I’ve spray painted which, combined, saved me hundreds of bucks.

Do you spray paint? I’d love to hear your project ideas! Do you have any tips to share that you’ve learned through trial and error?

 

 

 

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Tackling Clutter Without Taking Tons of Time

Clutter is so demoralizing, isn’t it? I am *constantly* fighting the battle of clutter, and as a nostalgic person {i.e., recovering pack-rat} living with a sentimental {pack-rat} daughter and a {self-described} uber minimalist husband, I am always looking for ways to simplify the process and make it as easy as possible to put some practical ideas in place to form habits that will help me get {and stay} ahead of the paper trail… and toy trail, dirty dish trail, etc.. :) Otherwise, I find clutter can mentally distract me from serving my family as well as I should, and unchecked, it has at times even become a temporary discouragement from inviting others into our home.

Spring cleaning is a nice goal, but for me, I can’t even think about digging down to the deeper level of cleaning when I’m distracted by mountains of laundry needing to be washed (or folded), stacks of junk mail and magazines or other visual clutter. So this week on the blog, I’m sharing some of my favorite clutter-control tips {mostly learned from wise ladies in my life!} Are you with me in the war against clutter? Let’s make a plan together and get a head start on that pesky visual clutter! {Or, if you’ve won a permanent victory — which I doubt any of us really have, as long as there is junk mail on the earth — do share your insights with the rest of us!} :)

First things first… prioritize! Grab a notebook and make a list of chores that need to be done and number them in order of importance. I find a written plan always helps increase my productivity.  As you number them in order of highest priority, take into account which takes the largest chunk of time and plan it into your schedule accordingly.

One of my favorite tips, (depending on how you look at it… haha!), learned from a friend, is:

Do what you dread the most first!

The less enjoyable something is, the easier it is to procrastinate and find other, more enjoyable little tasks to fill up the time and before I know it, I’m drained of time and energy and I still haven’t accomplished that task that I dreaded most…. And it’s waiting to haunt me again the next day, which zaps me of more energy just thinking about it. When I quit putting it off, grab it head-on, get it done and behind me, I’m always surprised at how energizes me to then see what else I can quickly cross off my list! {Oh, and I’m also astonished that it never takes me as much time to do the dreaded task as I expect it to when I’m busy justifying my procrastination!}

I am dreading catching up on laundry (I was already behind and then my dryer was out of commission for a few days!… though my husband surprised me by doing a couple of loads yesterday while I was running errands… thanks honey!). What are you dreading today? Are you going to go tackle it now? Leave a comment and we can encourage each other with our progress! :)

Check out Part 2 in the series too!

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Hospitality: Love of Strangers?

For most of my life, I’ve thought of hospitality as having my friends over to my house and enjoying a meal together. But as I’ve begun studying the subject of biblical hospitality more over the last several years, I’ve been struck by how often strangers are in view when Scripture talks about hospitality.

In fact, the Greek word “hospitality” as used in the New Testament is a compound word  of philos (“affection”) and xenos (“stranger”). Hebrews 13:1-2 says, “Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares” (and in a later post, we will look at some instances in Scripture where godly people showed hospitality).

Hospitality to strangers was very important in Bible times. Inns were scarce and dangerous, and therefore it was expected that if a stranger was traveling by your house, he would be invited in for a meal and for lodging if he was staying in the area overnight. In Old Testament times, God instructed His people to offer hospitality to others, giving Moses specific commandments concerning treatment of the strangers who chose to dwell among them (Leviticus 19:33-34): “And if a stranger dwells with you in your land, you shall not mistreat him.The stranger who dwells among you shall be to you as one born among you, and you shall love him as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.”

 

In the New Testament, as the gospel was being spread, itinerant preachers relied on the hospitality of church members in each city to provide shelter for them – and in this way the hosts were actually fellow-laborers in the gospel (3 John 8). In fact, hospitality was taken so seriously as contributing to the ministry of another that John warned against offering hospitality to false teachers (2 John 1:10-11).

So how does this play into our lives, in this modern world where there are hotels and restaurants on every corner, and we’re taught as children not to talk to strangers? Keep an eye out for the next post in this series on hospitality. I love studying this topic and can’t wait to explore it further with you!

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What’s At the Heart of My Hospitality?

It’s easy to get motivated just by a quick mention of the importance of hospitality to “get this show on the road” and hurry up and think of someone to invite over already! While it’s great to start making a plan to put into action, I think it’s important to stop first and evaluate: why am I really doing this?

Biblical hospitality means love of strangers. It means ministering to people who can never reciprocate. It means loving the unlovable for Jesus’ sake. It means showing the hospitable heart of God to others. In our modern world it usually means sacrificing my time, my rights, my possessions (quite literally, possibly, when children are involved!), my groceries, and my energy to plan, shop, clean, scrub and cook for others for the purpose of ministering God’s love to them. It means knowing God’s heart for people and spending time with Him so He changes my heart, and His love is evident in me and overflowing to others around me.

Biblical hospitality is more than just cleaning my house and having people over and cooking for them. The heart is key. I can’t remind myself of that enough. It is so very easy to get caught up with the externals and think that just because we are having someone over, we are engaging in biblical hospitality. How many times have I had people over for a meal yet been so stressed over having all the food ready at the same time… or nervous because I don’t know them well to the point that I find it difficult to carry on conversation (let alone making them feel at ease)…  or been annoyed at my husband for not helping me as much as I felt he should or frustrated at my daughter for bringing toys into the rooms I just finished tidying, allowing such minor things to affect my mood and gracious treatment of others? Then I think, What have I benefited from initiating those occasions? Have I really honored or served the Lord when my heart is so misplaced?

 

I find it helpful to frequently check my priorities with the Mary/Martha test:

Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.” ~Luke 10:8-42

What are my motives for inviting people into my home?  Do I spend more time in preparing my table than I spend in preparing my heart? Do I spend enough time with Jesus that I can share the hospitable heart of God with others? Or am  I so distracted with my own life and the stresses of the moment that I have no time to think of others, and my hospitality is nothing more than going through the motions — or worse, just a show to make myself look or feel good? Am I busy with things that God never said are a priority for me? If I’m too busy to sit at Jesus’ feet, I am too busy. Period. There is nothing in life more important or with more eternal dividends than time spent with Jesus… learning about my God and listening to Him through His Word, submitting myself and allowing it to change me and make me more like Him, praising Him for who He is and what He has done, obeying Him… loving Him. If I truly love God, I will truly love people and I will demonstrate my love for God by obeying His commands (including the ones about hospitality). But if I am not motivated by true love for God, how much are my best efforts at hospitality really worth?

 “If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.” ~1 Corinthians 13:1-3

Oh Lord, may I love You wholly so my efforts at hospitality are not like a noisy gong or clanging cymbal, but instead Your love spilling over onto others through me!

 

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The Mission of Gospel Homemaker

My desire for Gospel Homemaker is that it will be a place for all women of all different ages and seasons of life to find encouragement to reach out to others with the love of Christ. College-aged young women, single working ladies, busy moms, grandmas, great-grandma, widows living alone… We are all women, and thus we all have instruction from God’s Word on who we are to be and what we are to do.

 

Another thing we all have in common as that we live in the world, and are therefore subject to temptation from the world, our own flesh, and the devil. It has amazed me at times when older godly women have pointed out mindsets that seem “normal” to me, then peel away layer after layer and help me realize that at its core, it is the mindset of the world. If you don’t have the blessing of a godly older woman willing to speak truth into their lives, I hope that you will find some encouragement here in the meantime until God brings that mentor along for you, as much of what I will share was first shared with me from one godly older lady or another. We all need to be reminded daily through His Word and the encouragement of other believers what it truly means to be a godly woman. If you aren’t yet sure what I’m even talking about, I hope this blog will point you to your Creator who longs to also be your Father and Savior and Redeemer. Your heart was created to worship, and He alone can fill your deepest longings and is the only object worthy of worship.

 

So then, the mission of Gospel Homemaker is to encourage women in glorifying God through the roles He has outlined for us in Scripture, using our homes and everything in them, as well as our relationships and ultimately our lives, to spread the gospel and remind everyone who enters our homes of the praiseworthiness of our God.

To this end, we will study Scripture together, as well as exploring tangible ways to put into practice the things that we learn, striving to be doers of the Word and not hearers only (James 1:22-25). Along the way, we may sprinkle in some other “just for fun” extras, too.

My prayer is that God will use Gospel Homemaker to be a source of blessing and edification to the women of God and a light to those who don’t know Him to help point them to Christ and bring glory to His great name.

 

Thank you for visiting! I hope you will follow us via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and RSS feed. And don’t forget to enter our fabulous giveaway this week! Click here for instructions on how to enter for more than a dozen great prizes!

 

 

I hope you will contribute to this blog with your feedback — who knows, your comment may spark a new series or guest posts!

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Gospel Homemaker Blog Launch & Awesome Prize Giveaways!

Gospel Homemaker’s blog launch week is finally here, and it’s time to celebrate!

I am so excited for Gospel Homemaker to be live!  I hope that Gospel Homemaker will prove to be a source of edification and encouragement to you. For more on the mission of Gospel Homemaker, visit our About page.

Today I’m so excited to share with you what I’ve been keeping under wraps for too long – tons of fabulous giveaways from 15 wonderful sponsors to celebrate!  I thought I would burst from the excitement a couple times trying to keep the secret.

Check out these FANTASTIC prizes that YOU get chances to win! It’s going to be a great week, so stay with us, view the giveaways below, and follow instructions to enter for these awesome prizes. Deadline to enter is midnight on Thursday, February 28. I’ll announce the winners on Friday.

I am so grateful for the vendors who are participating in this giveaway! It has been so exciting to see the prizes piling up — and I LOVE how they are perfect for the goal of becoming  “gospel homemakers” and faithful stewards of the lives and gifts God has given us!

With no further ado….  scroll down to see the exciting gifts our wonderful sponsors have donated for this giveaway! Thank you, thank you to each of them!

 

GRAND PRIZE:

 Pamper Me Facial Kit from Simply Pure Products!!!

Simply Pure Products is giving away a beautiful collection of their all-natural facial products! Includes Gentle Face Wash, Sweet Cheeks Face Creme, Soothing Toner, Clarifying Mask, Softer Glance Eye Creme, Gentle Eyes Eye Makeup Remover, Pure Cotton Rounds, Purple Face Scrubby, Sunset Beach Lip Balm, Sisal Face Scrubby.

This is the entry process for the grand prize only, so after you enter here, you need to keep scrolling to enter the giveaway for over 15 other prizes! 

Make sure to follow the link here to check out Simply Pure Products online, and click here to like them on Facebook!

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 …. and now for LOTS OF OTHER FABULOUS PRIZES:
Prize Package from Money Saving Mom Crystal Paine of Money Saving Mom is giving away a fabulous prize package! One lucky winner will receive a copy of her book, The Money Saving Mom’s Budget; her e-book, 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life; AND a $25 gift e-certificate to Amazon.com!

Money Saving Mom®’s Budget The Money Saving Mom®’s Budget is a comprehensive step-by-step plan to take you from financial mess to financial success. In this straightforward book, you’ll learn: ::How to set big goals and break them down into bite-sized pieces. ::How to prioritize your time and life in order to live intentionally. ::How to streamline your home and life in order to have breathing room to work toward your financial goals. ::How to go from no budget at all to a full-fledged, realistic, written budget by following a simple three-step plan. ::How to make a cash envelope system work for you. ::How to cut your grocery bill in half (including 25 ways to save money without using coupons!). ::How to save big on restaurants, travel, clothing, utility bills, prescription glasses, gym memberships, and much more. ::And finally, how to cultivate contentment, embrace today, and live a rich and full life, no matter your income. Visit Money Saving Mom & like on Facebook.

 

21 Days to a More Disciplined Life by Crystal Paine, Money Saving Mom

Do you have ideas, hopes, and dreams for what you want to accomplish in your life, but you feel like you’re being held back by a lack of personal discipline? Are you easily overwhelmed by your big ideas or projects, and you just don’t know where to start and how to make real progress? Do you find yourself making “all-or-nothing” plans for transforming your life, and then three days later you crash and burn under the weight of your plan? What You Can Expect to Learn From This Book:

  • How to prioritize and name your goals so that you can accomplish them faster than ever.
  • How to expose the obstacles that will come up, and then make a plan to conquer them.
  • How to break up a goal that feels insurmountable into bite-sized pieces.
  • How to stop making excuses and get the job done now — and then enjoy the rest of your day!
  • How to put accountability in place to help you stay on task and motivated.

Available for purchase here or on Amazon.

 

Hymns for the Christian Life from Getty Music Getty Music is giving away two copies of Keith & Kristyn Getty’s latest album, “Hymns for the Christian Life.” Their musical style is usually reminiscent of their Northern Irish roots but often blended with American styles as well for pleasing variety. Best of all is the depth of the lyrics, full of truth to meditate on throughout the day. “Before You I Kneel” is a worker’s prayer, and “A Mother’s Prayer” will bring tears to your eyes if you’re a mom.  You can hear clips of many of their songs on their website. You’ll probably want to “like” them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter as well. (And if they’re ever in concert near your area, go! Their live musicians are amazing!)

“As we continue to write modern hymns for the church, this collection comes from the challenge to consider not just what we sing on those occasions when we’re all together but how the shared lyrics of our faith speak into all the moments in between. Musically, ‘Hymns for the Christian Life’ reflects both the Celtic and American folk traditions, old and new world brought together, just as we lean on the rich legacy of Church music we already have with songs written for the life of the Church today.”     

 

 

NeriumAD Age-Defying Treatment from Angie Napier, Independent Brand Partner with Nerium International

Angie Napier is giving away a bottle of NeriumAD Age-Defying Treatment valued at $110!!!

“Finally, a product that provides the satisfaction of real results with the confidence of real science. Ready to look better? NeriumAD Age-Defying Treatment is a night cream developed from the patent-pending extract of the Nerium oleander plant. NeriumAD contains the most effective age-defying ingredients, chosen for both their individual and synergistic benefits. These premium ingredients are blended at optimum levels to nourish your skin and provide real results, as seen in Nerium product reviews. These kinds of results are exclusive to Nerium International, as we are the only company to ever harness the power of the Nerium oleander plant for high-performance skincare and NeriumAD treatment.

Third-party clinical trials show that NeriumAD dramatically reduces the appearance of:

  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Discoloration
  • Uneven Skin Texture
  • Enlarged Pores
  • Aging Skin

Real Science, Real Results”

Make sure you visit Angie’s website www.angienapier.nerium.com and check out www.ilivingapp.com/angienapier as well! This company also provides a unique business opportunity and ways to earn your own product free, so you will definitely want to get acquainted with Nerium if you haven’t already!

 

 

Books from Girltalk Blog

I am excited that the ladies of Girltalk Blog are giving away 2 of my favorite books!

Feminine Appeal by Carolyn Mahaney

In this book of instruction for women of all ages, Carolyn Mahaney explores seven virtues from Titus 2 that have transformed her life and the lives of countless other women. Learn how to live with true feminine appeal and become a woman who lives for God and helps others to do the same.

 

 

Shopping for Time: How to Do It All and NOT Be Overwhelmed~ by Carolyn Mahaney, Nicole Whitacre, Kristin Chesemore, and Janelle Bradshaw of Girltalk blog

The title says it all, doesn’t it?

This little book explores five biblical tips for redeeming our time in a fun, shopping analogy format.  Under 100 pages so it’s a quick, entertaining, thoughtful and very helpful read. I recommend you buy these books for your own home library if you don’t win them here or already own them! I refer back to mine again and again.

 

 

 

Nativity Scene Cookie Cutters from The Learning Parent These cookie cutters are an essential addition to your kitchen!  My mom had a set when I was a kid, and she used them to make sugar cookies with us every year at Christmas which we then delivered to our neighbors with a gospel tract. I do the same with my daughter and we also used them to make characters for a gingerbread nativity scene which was SO fun! … not to mention a fabulous Christmas decoration! Many years later Mom located a distributor for them and now she carries them over at her website, so you so if you just can’t wait to see if you win this set, you can purchase  for yourself (or a friend) right away. Set of 8 characters, including Baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, angel, star, wise man, shepherd, donkey.  The Learning Parent also carries a complete line of character curriculum that you’ll want to check out if you have school-age kids.

 

 

Handmade Wooden Box from Retold By Libby  

This decorative, handmade wooden box is the perfect anchor for any number of arrangements. Be creative and fill with your own ideas: recipes, photos, Mason jars filled with flowers or candy, candles or soaps in the bathroom… the sky is the limit! Box measures 9″x5.5″x3″. Make sure you also visit the Retold By Libby page here at gospelhomemaker.com to get fabulous home  ideas from my dear friend Libby.    

 

 

Sovereign Grace Music is giving away some digital downloads for music albums! Visit their website here. While you’re there, check out the variety of albums they offer, including their kids’ music which my daughter and I LOVE — such great truths set to singable melodies that we love to sing together! You can like them on Facebook here.


From Age to Age 14 New Hymns for the Church Inspired and influenced by hymn writers of the past like Martin Luther, Augustus Toplady, and Charles Wesley, From Age to Age contains 14 new hymns that combine rich, theologically driven lyrics with singable melodies for the glory of the Savior whose praises know no end.

The Gathering: Live from WorshipGod11 Recorded live at WorshipGod11, The Gathering contains 15 songs that progressively tell the story of the gospel and our appropriate response to it.

 

 

1 Corinthians 13 Sign from Burkai Decor

 

I love creative pieces that can help saturate a home with Scripture, and this one is just gorgeous! Visit Burkai Decor’s website and like their business page on Facebook to see a plethora of personalized decor.

This beautiful handmade piece by BurkaiDecor measures 16″ by 12″. Painted in Annie Sloan Country Grey with Graphite lettering. Slightly distressed with a clear coat wax. Retail value $30.

 

 

$25 Gift Certificate from Auburnlea Farms Here‘s a website you definitely want to visit! Auburnlea Farms’ store The Grainery has a tempting selection of healthy, natural foods, candies, cosmetics, candles, books, toys, and so much more! I love this place and all they have to offer. Like them on Facebook (here) to keep up with new offerings, yummy recipes using healthy ingredients, and pictures of life around the farm!

 

 

 

 Single Girl ~ Book by Ashley Schnarr

 

My friend Ashley Schnarr is giving away a copy of her brand new e-book, Single Girl! Have you ever wondered where you fit in as a single woman? What exactly are you supposed to do with your time during these single years? How do you find contentment when you desperately want marriage and family? Covering a wide range of topics from finding joy and contentment to discovering your strengths and gifts, to modesty and beauty tips, guy/girl relationships and much more, Single Girl will encourage you to make your single years a beautiful, exciting time filled with purpose and direction. Written with the single girl in mind, this book could also be a helpful resource to mothers of daughters, pastor’s wives, Sunday school teachers and anyone with the desire to minister to single women. Visit Ashley’s website for regular blog posts for single women. You can also like her blog on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.

 

 

Prize Package from Laurie Ridgeway, Pampered Chef Consultant

Valued at $46.50, this awesome prize collection includes:

  • 100% cotton terry cloth
  • Extra long, extra thick Oven Mitt
  • Fall/Winter 2012 Season’s Best with recipes from Appetizers to Desserts with full color photos of each
  • 2 Microfiber Dishcloths
  • 1 Twixit! Clip Combo Pack
  • Vegetable Peeler
  • 1 Quikut Paring Knife

Visit Laurie’s website where you can view the entire Pampered Chef line of products, many of which are favorites in my own kitchen!

 

 

Set of Bowl Covers from Love Muffin Goods

Love Muffin Goods is giving away a bright and sunny little duo!  These re-useable bowl covers are a great alternative to plastic wrap, which leaches toxic chemicals into your food. Covers fit on mixing bowls, regular bowls, small bread loaf pans, large mugs with handles, plates and more. Use these to replace lost lids of odd-shaped food containers. Elastic holds tight enough to stack other bowls on top to help maximize fridge space! Made with food-safe nylon lining. Fits bowls measuring 5″-8.5″. Machine washable.” Shop at Love Muffin Goods and find them on Facebook here.    

 

 

Party Thermal from Meredith Morton, Thirty-One Consultant

  

 

Meredith Morton is giving away this gorgeous Party Thermal! Thirty-One Hostess Exclusive, $75 Value.
Exterior Pocket, Thermal Lining, Coordinating Shoulder Strap & Can Coolers (2) included. What a fabulous prize! Visit her website and see the vast selection of products she offers. You can also like her business page on Facebook here.

 

 

Flexi-Clip of Your Choice from Chelsea, Lilla Rose Consultant

Meet Chelsea! She’s giving away a Flexi-Clip of the winner’s choice. 

“I’m so excited about this giveaway, thanks for having me Gospel Homemaker!!  My name is Chelsea and I write for single women at For Unmarried Christian Women and am a contributor at Hearts for HomeLilla Rose is a company I joined a few years ago.  I decided to become a consultant because of the beautiful products and the flexibility of selling them.  I have enjoyed the opportunity to share with women how EASY it is to go from a “bad hair day” to a cute, relaxed or even formal look in MINUTES.

Whether you have thick, thin, short or long hair, Lilla Rose products are designed to fit your hair type and style.  Our best-selling product, the Flexi-clips, come in all different sizes and there is an easy size chart you can follow to know exactly which one will work best for you!

Take a look around the Lilla Rose website and enter to win a Flexi-clip of your choice below!  Also, if you would like to make some extra money, but need the flexibility of staying-at-home, please feel free to contact me about becoming a consultant!”

 

 

Giveaway Rules

To enter this contest:

1 Mandatory Entry:

Check out at least one link from the businesses sponsoring these giveaways, then come back and leave a comment telling about one thing you liked about their blog or website!  These are some awesome blogs and products so you will want check them all out!

 

Extra Entries (leave a separate comment for each entry telling what you did):

Like Gospel Homemaker on Facebook = 2 entries

Follow Gospel Homemaker on Twitter = 2 entries

Share about this giveaway on Facebook = 3 entries

Deadline to enter is midnight on Thursday, February 28. Winners will be announced Friday, March 1.

 

 

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