All posts by Susie @ Kirby's Korner Blog

First and foremost, I am a daughter of the King. I am also a proud (square dancing) Momma of 9 precious kiddos! I thank God for each and everyday He has given me and for the days ahead. I know we are not promised tomorrow and we need to cherish every minute of everyday we have here. We need to hold our loved ones close and make sure they know how much we love them and care for them. I have been through a lot in my time here on earth and I know God is preparing me for a bigger plan. I do not know what His plan is for me and sometimes I don't understand. I know that I must keep my eyes on Him and keep my faith in His promises. I am not perfect and I do not pretend to be. I am sinner saved by grace and I just want to bring honor and glory to His name. I pray that my blog will help to inspire others and that they may find hope and encouragement in knowing they are not alone in their battles. Let us each strive to be a light to others in their darkness. That our light may lead others to Him and cause others to come to know Him. I pray that everyone who reads this may be touched by His loving hand and receive Him so that they may also be heirs to His glorious kingdom.

Raising Adventurous Eaters – 7 strategies even for picky kids

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Ah, dinner time.

That moment in the day where the whole family comes together, enjoys a nourishing meal, and takes a genuine interest in one another’s day…

(or maybe…not?)

If your mealtimes feel a little more like Looney Tunes let the Tasmanian Devil loose around your kitchen table…or the princess from the pea-under-the-mattress story stopped by to give commentary on each item on the plate…you’re not alone.

And I might have a solution for you.

I’ve been checking out some tips from the teacher behind the Kids Cook Real Food eCourse, an online cooking class for kids. She’s got so many ideas about strategies for peaceful dinners, fostering healthy eaters, and dealing with picky ones, and she’s sharing them all in a (free!) live online event this week:

Raising Adventurous Eaters: 7 Proven Strategies to End Mealtime Madness and Get Your Kids to Eat Healthy Food ​​​​​(even if they’re picky!)

Katie Kimball, who is a teacher and mom of 4, will show you:

  • 7 Proven Strategies to Make Family Mealtimes Peaceful (even if you have picky eaters)
  • 3 Choices to Give Your Kids That Will Make Healthy Food a Reality in Your House — but They Still Think They’re in Control
  • 2 Way-too-common Ways Parents Sabotage Dinner Without Even Realizing it
  • The Snacktime Rule that will be your new best friend
  • The Biggest Mistake Parents Make when inviting their kids into the kitchen…and how to avoid it.
  • How to Make the Clean Plate Club Totally Unnecessary
  • How to Teach Kids to Use Sharp (or dull!) Knives Safely
  • Plus WHEN YOU ATTEND LIVE, you’ll get access to a free video teaching kids to use knives safely — for children of ANY age. Be ready for your kids to exceed your expectations!

Are you ready to experience a family dinner that everyone enjoys – even the adults?

You won’t want to miss this free event – your kids’ futures depend on it! SIGN UP NOW!

https://sl290.isrefer.com/go/raising/happy2bmyownboss/

For attending, you’ll also get a free knife skills video from her Kids Cook Real Food eCourse that you can use to teach your kids (of any age!) how to use dull and sharp knives safely, in a fun and kid-friendly way.

Over 20,000 families have used this class to teach kids knife safety and techniques. I’m so excited that you get a chance too (it’s usually part of a $20 set of 5 videos)!

RESERVE YOUR SEAT FOR THE LIVE EVENT https://sl290.isrefer.com/go/raising/happy2bmyownboss/

 

PS – The training has 4 times to choose from so it’s even easier to get there:

* Thursday, Feb. 22nd, at 1PM Eastern (10AM Pacific)

* Tuesday, Feb. 27th, at 7PM Eastern (4PM Pacific)

* Tuesday, Feb. 27th, at 10PM Eastern (7PM Pacific)

* Saturday, March 3rd, at 4PM Eastern (1PM Pacific)

It will be recorded and signing up is the only way to get the replay!

https://sl290.isrefer.com/go/raising/happy2bmyownboss/

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Kids Cook Real Foods: 20 Recipes Kids can Make (that aren’t braindead easy)

This is a really interesting post on the Kids Cook Real Foods site that we have been using for part of our homeschool curriculum this year. We are absolutely loving this site and I think you will too so head on over and check them out by clicking on any of the affiliate links in this post or the links below:

20 Recipes Kids can Make (that aren’t braindead easy)

FREE Download: 10 Snacks Your Kids Can Make

 

Freebie Alert! Free o.b. Tampons Offer!

Hey ladies! I know we all like free stuff so I wanted to post this for you.

I’ve already gotten my free sample of o.b. Tampons from Smiley 360 and here is a link for you to get yours too:

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With o.b. Tampons you get what you need and help protect the environment! I’m loving my free #obTampons applicator-free design! Get your free sample!

Don’t miss out on these deals! Like and follow my Facebook page @kirbyskoupons to get notifications on the latest deals and freebies.

 

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My First Simply Earth Essential Oil Box

Whew! The past week has been CRAZY here! I mean a full moon almost always causes chaos but a  super blood moon can wreak all kinds of havoc in my house! On top of that I decided to rearrange a couple of rooms… lol… we only have a couple of rooms, right? Just kidding, but just because our house is small doesn’t make it any easier.

Things are finally getting settled down and everything is pretty much organized, well at least as organized as it can be for now, so I’ve been trying to catch up on some things that I need to work on. As I was checking emails I noticed that I was scheduled to get a box from Simply Earth (yep, that’s an affiliate link at no cost to you) and panic set in for a moment as I wasn’t 100% sure that I had indeed received it. After running to the bedroom to check I did find the package safe and sound waiting for me to open it. I grabbed the phone and filmed a quick video to post on YouTube. (See the video below.)

I was so happy to open it up and see what all they had sent me. I just wanted to share it with everyone and what a better way to do it than a video? I love essential oils and I am always trying out new blends and recipes. Sometimes it gets complicated to know what is what and where to get it.

I can’t thank them enough at Simply Earth as they have made my life so much simpler by including almost everything I need for the recipes that they sent with this box. These are all recipes that I will be trying out soon in our home, especially that Sore Muscle Roll On!

So, if you haven’t watched the video you are probably waiting for me to tell you what exactly was in this box that has me so excited…

This February Essential Oil Box from Simply Earth included:

  • four essential oils: lemon, oregano, ravensara, and defender blend
  • menthol crystals
  • coconut oil
  • 3 roll on bottles
  • 1 small bottle
  • 2 inhaler tubes
  • 6 recipe cards

Pretty awesome, huh? That’s not all though as Simply Earth is on a mission to make it easy and affordable for people to have a natural home while giving 13% of their profits to help end human trafficking.

If you want to check out their site and maybe grab a box of your own then use my code KIRBYSKORNERFREE to get a $40 gift card emailed to you after subscribing on your first box (SUBSCRIPTION CAN BE CANCELLED ANYTIME).

If you like the essential oil diffuser in the video you can get yours here and the wooden storage box here.

Note: The only thing that I was lacking when I made up my recipes was some oil droppers. These make things so much easier when trying to measure out the drops precisely. You can probably order them from the Simply Earth site or get some here.

 

The Gospel Centered Mom

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As many of you know I am always looking for devotionals and such for my morning quiet time. I need something that will inspire, motivate, and encourage me on my daily path. This book caught my eye when I was browsing a while back and I knew I just had to read it. It’s taken me a bit longer to get through it than I had planned but it was so well worth the time and I will definitely be keeping this on my bookshelf to read again.

The Gospel Centered Mom by Brooke McGlothlin was just what this worn out Momma needed. We’ve all had those days when we just don’t feel like we are enough or we are exhausted from dealing with that one child who just keeps pushing your buttons until you’ve about pulled every last hair out. This is the book for you and will lift you up and remind you of your unique purpose. Reading this book has freed me from the guilt of thinking I wasn’t being the mom I should be and shown me how to be the mom God intended me to be.

This book is full of encouragement, wisdom, and helpful advice that is perfect for any Momma. I definitely recommend this book to women everywhere whether you are a momma, a momma to be, momma of one, momma of many, or even to grandmas, aunts, and friends of mommas. Everyone could benefit in one way or another ftrom this book and it may help you to help another struggling momma along the way.

 

I will soon be posting a review on Zen Camera by David Ulrich.

Other books by Brooke McGlothlin:

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

#goodreads #bethanyhouse #Amazon #bookblogger #booklovers

Freebie Alert: A Disney Princess Valentine For All of Your Friends

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Look what I just found! And it’s free! Grab yours here but hurry because I don’t know how long this will be available.

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Freebie Alert: Winnie the Pooh Pop-Up Valentine’s Day Card

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Valentine’s Day 2018 Roundup

The past couple of weeks have been a bit rough around here. Mr. Awesome was sick and then the internet has been down for a bit. (I’ve been working on this post for a few weeks now but couldn’t post it.) Then my computer died… eek! Thankfully all seems to be better now and I am trying to learn the ins and outs of my new computer.

Valentine’s day is just around the corner so I wanted to share a couple of ideas and deals that I’ve found and some that I have tried out myself. (This post does contain affiliate links.) I’ll update this list if I find any other really good deals too!

Freebies:

Free Valentine’s Day Printable For Kids

DLTK’s Crafts for Kids Valentine’s Day Printables

Coloring Pages at Crayola

You can also check out my previous post here ,which I will be updating soon, for more ideas and activities.


 

 

Cute Valentine’s Cards:

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Freebie Alert: Monsters, Inc. Valentine’s Day Mailboxes

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Teach Kids These 5 Habits for Lifelong Healthy Eating

Teach Kids These 5 Habits for Lifelong Healthy Eating:

What are the best habits you learned from your parents? What are the most important habits you’re teaching your kids? #2 on this list is especially good:

Teach Kids These 5 Habits for Lifelong Healthy Eating

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Opposites Day

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January 25th is Opposites Day which is the perfect day to teach our kids about opposites, or is it? Anyway below are a few fun ideas to celebrate this day in your house.

Things To Do

Martha Speaks . Opposite Day | PBS KIDS!

It’s Opposite Day : Lesson Plans : Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus

Opposite Theme Day

FREE Opposite Day Activities by Joy in the Journey by Jessica Lawler

The Learning Journey Match It! Opposites

Mini Learning Games Opposites 40-Piece Matching Puzzle

Trend Enterprises Opposites Match Me Cards Game

Homeschool: January on Pinterest

Books to Read

Opposites

TouchThinkLearn: Opposites

Polar Opposites

Eric Carle’s Opposites (The World of Eric Carle)

 

Judy Luxury Designer Bracelet Rose Gold Color

As many of you know I am an avid square dancer. I also love to dress up in my fancy square dance outfits but no outfit is complete without a couple of pieces of nice jewelry. I am constantly on the lookout for affordable trendy pieces to compliment my various outfits and I was excited when I was given the opportunity to try out this lovely bracelet by Judy Luxury, which is an online fashion store specializing in affordable fashion items for women.

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I am in love with all things rose gold colored here lately and this bracelet is no exception. This beautiful Judy Luxury Designer Bracelet Rose Gold Color is made of titanium and its variety of patterns looks great with many different outfits that I have. This delicate bracelet has quickly become a favorite of mine and I look forward to wearing it with many different outfits on many different occasions in the upcoming year.

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Judy Luxury also has a wide variety of handbags, wallets, belts, jewelry, and other products to keep you looking your best without breaking the bank. Be sure to check them out here to take a peek at the other beautiful pieces they have.