Thursday, 11 December 2014

Link & Mingle [13]

Hello, ladies! Welcome to round 13 of the Link & Mingle!
Meet our five amazing hosts:
Aspen | Aspen Jay
Stephanie | Wife Mommy Me Jenny | Escape&Inspire [ if you are interested in co-hosting this link-up, please email or leave a comment below ] 

Monday, 8 December 2014

Mommy Moments

Welcome to Mommy Moments! Last week we had some great new link ups! Let's keep it up by sharing and promoting Mommy Moments and the wonderful community we have here! I have enjoyed getting to know all the new mamas linking up and sharing their lives with us! I can't wait to hear more from you all again this week!

Motherhood has its seriousness and frustration as well as its laughs. That's why we are here. Life is much easier when traveled with companions! So mamas, let's join together in the spirit of motherhood and share our moments together. We want to hear the happy, sad, tough, terrible, hilarious moments that make being a mother the best job in the world!

The top viewed post this past week was It's a... written by Cara from The Building of a House and a Home as she shares with us if her 3rd on the way is a boy or a girl! If you didn't find out last week, be sure to stop by and find out what Cara is having. Congrats Cara!


The Not Quite Military Wife

A  Beautiful Ministry


Now, link up your post!
Post can include anything related to mommy-hood, children, homemaking, pregnancy etc. If you aren't a mom yet, feel free to link up your preparation for motherhood, your journey as you try to conceive, or even a post that would be encouraging to the other moms in the party!

Then, explore some of the other posts in the link-up and say hello to some new blog friends! 

Please, pretty please, we'd love it if you would tweet or share the link up on Facebook so we can all make even more friends!
We would also love it if you could add the Mommy Moments button to your post or blog so everyone knows where you are linking up! If you are not able to copy/paste the code on your page, please e-mail one of us and we would be happy to send you the code!

The Life Of Faith
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P.S. We will be having a new guest host every week! Want to be a guest host of the Mommy Moments Blog Hop? Send Faith a message at farmprincess14{at}gmail{dot}com. We would love to have you!

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Colossians 3:17 
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Link & Mingle [Round 12]

Hello, ladies! Welcome to round 12 of the Link & Mingle!
Meet our five amazing hosts:
Aspen | Aspen Jay
Stephanie | Wife Mommy Me
Jenny | Escape&Inspire
  [ if you are interested in co-hosting this link-up, please email or leave a comment below ] 

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Win $125 Minted Credit

Minted is a website full of designers that make custom made stationary. Since there are numerous designers on the site there is no shortage of beautiful design work that you can get for your wedding invitations, holiday cardspersonalized artwork and so much more.

Mariam Naficy started Minted in 2007. She developed a passion for art after travelling the world and living in many different countries.She started Minted to bring you creative talent from all around the wold - helping to bring you high quality custom art pieces, and help great artists sell their work.

At Minted, designers submit work and it's voted on - then the best designs are open for you guys to pick them out and customize as you wish.

You can win $125 dollars in credit to spend in the online store on any product of your choice. Since it's the holidays you should definitely check out their line of holiday cards and artwork. Minted's new line of products are a brilliant way to interject family memories into gifts and cards this year.

Now you don't have to worry if someone's already gotten the same gift or card as you, as it's possible to customize any gift by adding family pictures, or specialized designs.

You get to choose everything from the size and colors of your prints and cards, to the photographs you include and the paper your cards are printed on.

You get to pick and choose everything for a custom experience based on your preferences and price ranges, with tons of extras like free recipient addressing for cards, AND the size and color of a frame for your prints if you want one.

Just in time to make Christmas special for one of you readers, Minted and I have teamed up to bring you $125 dollars in credit to their store, and I've thrown in a month of free ad space on this site. You can enter below.

The giveaway will run between today (30th November) and the winner will be announced on the 15th of December 2014.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Shepherd's Pie

Linking up with Five on Friday, Oh Hey Friday, Foodie Friday & Pretty Pintastic Party

I wasn't such a huge fan of Shepherd's Pie until I made it myself. This is the family recipe for it , it should be able to serve 6 medium size portions of  perfect, filling comfort food.

I hope you enjoy these 5 easy steps to a delicious meal , and if you make it - remember to take a picture of the final product unlike me, 'cause I forgot!!

Here's what you'll need;

  • 1/2 lb mince
  • 1 medium size onion
  • 2lbs potatoes
  • gravy browning
  • black pepper ( to taste )
  • 1/2 a stock cube
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon italian herbs
  • 3 oz of cheeze
  • 1 tablespoon of ketchup
  1. Chop your onions finely , then peel and chop your potatoes into large chunks. Put the potatoes to boil.While your potatoes are boiling, brown your mince.
  2. Once the mince is brown, add the onions and cover them with water. Leave it to simmer.Your potatoes should be ready to mash at this point. Mash them. When you're done. Preheat the oven to 180 Celsius, or  350 Fahrenheit.
  3. Add half a stock cube, black pepper, a few drops of gravy browning, garlic & italian herbs. Replace pot lid and allow it to simmer gently.While your mince is simmering, grease the inside of the dish with a little butter on aluminum foil.Spread a layer of potato along the bottom of the dish, this will be your base.
  4. Layer the mince on top of the potato. Add another layer of potato on top of this. Grate cheese and put a layer of cheese on top of the potato.
  5. Cover this with cheese and put it in the oven for about 30 mins or until golden brown.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

How to Make Money Online

Whether you're a stay at home mom looking to make more money, or a student trying to pay your way through college, looking into working from home is definitely worthwhile. Here are 7 simple ways that you can make more cash today!

Design services:
If you are good with Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator or any other design program, you can design logos and images for people who are willing to pay you , right from your couch. The possibilities are endless, since you could make templates, printables, blog buttons, logos and much more, with little overhead costs. You don't even necessarily need to know code to design, which is a common misconception.

Simple Coding: 

Along with design services you can offer coding, if you understand how to code. There are many sites online where you can learn to code for free and you can practice on your own sites. Codecademy is one of the best.

Inbox Dollars, QMEE, Bing Search, Opinion Outpost:
While many of these sites are limited to people who live in the states, they are a viable source of income for those who qualify. You can earn cash from taking surveys and searching online. It's fairly easy money and really adds up over time - although it shouldn't be your only source of income.

Fiverr, oDesk, eLance & Amazon Mechanical Turks:
There are plenty of marketplace websites that are easy to use to help get your freelance career started. I already wrote a Guide to Fiverr that you can check out. The great thing about these websites is that you can do a great variety of tasks on there. Everything from transcription, VA services, web design and so much more.

Blog Sponsorship:
We all know that it's possible to make good money off of sponsorship. Whether it is affiliate marketing ( where you're paid by clicks & purchases from links that you include in your blog), blog-to-blog ads, or business sponsored ads on your page. You can even write review posts and do sponsored tweets. There is definitely potential to make enough to live on over time.

Writing Freelance Articles:
You can find freelance writing gigs that pay anywhere from $5 to $100+ all over the net. There are numerous job boards and freelance writing sites that you can subscribe to, and then simply choose which articles you're qualified to write.

Start A Shop:
If you're more into doing things with your hands, you can start a shop that sells things like prints, journals, handmade clothes, decorations... anything you're good at. Etsy is a simple place to start and you can really make money from handmade businesses if you plan well.

Have you ever thought about working from home? Do you think it's a possibility for you now?

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Grow Your Blog; Join Blog Love!

Recently I was made the admin of a blogging group, and I'd like to invite you to join us!

Even before being an admin, I was a member. Once I became a member of this group I saw the interaction on my page drastically increase and my social media accounts start to gain tons of followers.

Blog Love is a closed Facebook group where you can come and share your posts and get comments, shares, retweets and pins. Being a closed group means that you can only post if you've joined and been accepted - so click here to join.

Join and find an active community of women bloggers who you'll quickly come to know and love, whilst forming friendships.

Tired of writing posts that don't get comments? Add your links to our daily comment threads.

Written an awesome post and want retweets or re-pins? We have daily re-pinning and retweeting threads.

Blog Tribes are basically a group of women that are in your corner. They blog about the same niche as you and will encourage you on, sharing your posts, commenting and banding together. There are tons of different tribes so whatever you blog about you can find a tribe for it, or create a new one! Tribe Dares are weekly to bi-weekly. Molly from Redeeming the Day is in charge of them.

Also, don't miss this blogger opportunity - 

I'm planning a giveaway. I would love for y'all to participate! I'll be giving away a cash prize and some ad space. Each link is $5 each, or you can get 3 for $10, or 5 links for $20.  

If you're low on cash sign up to give a month or more  ad space - it's free!!Giving away 1 month of ad space will get you a free link!

The giveaway will be from December 15th until December 30th and Winners Will Be Announced on December 31st.

You can sign up by filling in the form below.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Bible Verses for Pregnancy, Labor & Your Baby

When I found out I was pregnant, it made me want to be a better person. I've always been Christian, but I really found myself praying a lot more during pregnancy than I had previously. Another thing I did was read Scriptures to ease my mind during pregnancy. 

Here are some of my favorites for Pregnancy, Labor, After Childbirth and Raising Children.


  • Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7
  • Let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart Galatians 6:9
  •  Be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead! Peter 1:6
  •  Stand still and consider the wondrous works of God Job 37:14
  • Trust in the Lord always, for the Lord God is the eternal Rock.Isaiah 26:4

During Labor

  • Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of respect, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if something is excellent or praiseworthy, think about these things. And what you learned and received and heard and saw in me, do these things. And the God of peace will be with you.Psalm 63:6-8
  • The sovereign Lord is my source of strength. He gives me the agility of a deer; he enables me to negotiate the rugged terrain.Isaiah 59:1
  • A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world. (John 16:21 )
  • The Pain that you've been feeling, can't compare to the joy that's coming. Romans 8:18

After the birth:

  • “I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him.  So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord.” And he worshiped the Lord there. (1 Samuel 1:27–28)

On Bringing a Child Into This World:

  • Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.”  Mark 9:36–37
  • Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one's youth. How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them; They will not be ashamed When they speak with their enemies in the gate.Psalms 127:3-5
  • Every good and perfect gift was from above James 1:17

On Raising Children

  • Discipline your children, and they will give you peace; they will bring you the delights you desire. Proverbs 29:17
  • Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Ephesians 6:4
  • Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.Proverbs 22:6

On How You Wish Your Children to Grow:

  • And the Child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him. Luke 2:40
  • Father, teach my children “the secret of being content in any and every situation…through Him who gives them strength” Philippians 4:12-13
  • My children are blessed and will be mighty in the land.Psalm 112:2 
  • Father I pray that my child's mind is guarded by your peace Philippians 4:7
  • My children will fulfill God’s will and purpose for their lives Psalm 138:8 
  • My children are children in whom there is no blemish, but they are well favored. They are skillful in wisdom, cunning in knowledge, and understand science. Daniel 1:4 
  •  My children are not being conformed to this world’s system, but they are constantly being transformed by the renewing of their mind, that they might know what is the good, acceptable, and perfect will of God for their lives.Romans 12:2
  •  My children will flee from all sexual immorality and impurity in thought, word or deed, and they will realize that their body is the temple of the Holy Spirit.Corithians 6:18-19
I'll also be doing other posts like this including Prayers for your Baby, Prayers for Pregnancy, Bible Verses for Your Relationship and many others. 

If you want to read my posts on pregnancy & delivery they are here:
Labor & Delivery Story

what are your favorite verses?