Friday, April 29, 2011

Brighten Up Your Outdoors with Pier 1!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pier 1 for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Spring is here and it is time to get outdoors and soak up some sun! Invite friends and family over for a cookout and relax in some amazing outdoor furniture from Pier 1!

Maybe you are new to Pier 1, like me, or maybe you have shopped there before, either way, you have got to check out their outdoor furniture! They have beautiful wicker chairs and tables, like the Coco Cove Outdoor Wicker Armchair , and the Coco Cove Outdoor Dining Table!

I would really love to furnish and decorate our patio and yard, this year, but when I see the prices at local stores on the cheap, plastic "outdoor" furniture, I can't look twice! But the more I look over the Pier 1 products, three words stand out to me, Quality, Comfort and Affordability.

You can find some great bargains to make your spring and summer entertaining and relaxation more fashionable, comfortable and enjoyable! I think you will be impressed by the quality, selection and options! I was amazed that so many of Pier 1's products are for indoor and outdoor use, since they are so beautiful. You can completely decorate or redecorate rooms and outdoors with everything from rugs, seating to wall decor!  People will be in awe that you have doormats, clocks, and barstools, outdoors! I love that you can have the furniture outdoors to enjoy in the summer, and bring it in, to enjoy for the winter! Ahh! Makes me long for a big sun room!

The new Papasan collection at Pier 1 will be the perfect addition to any living space! They have a Papasan Chair, Double Papasan Chair and Rockasan, plus lots of different styles and colors of cushions to choose from. So if you are looking for something new, the Papasans are probably the Best bargain for the biggest improvement! I also recommend you check out the Outdoor Mocha Counterstools, the breath-taking Galiana Mosaic Outdoor Bistro Table, and the deal on the Estrella Doormat (for just $12.68)! And all three of those items are for indoor/outdoor use!

Some of the great things I would love for my patio and porch are the Coco Cove Outdoor Wicker Rocker (for husband to relax in!), the Adjustable Chaise Lounge (for me to lay out on!), the Coco Cove Outdoor Serving Cart and Blue Metal Beverage Tub with Stand, (for entertaining and everyday use!)! For the kids, the Outdoor Swingasan Chair (I remember my Aunt had one, and I loved it as a kid!), and the Scatter Daisy Reversible Outdoor Cushions!

Another must have for me would be the Hot Stripe Hammock! I love hammocks and told my husband the other day that we really need to get one....or two!

For Birthday parties, holidays, pool parties, picnics and backyard barbecues, or just everyday eating, Pier 1 has a beautiful array of dinnerware, goblets, platters, placemats, chip 'n dip bowels and serving bowels to make your parties & meals festive!

Plus, don't forget the lanterns, candles, and yard decor! I just love the Citronella candles, Blue Fish Ceramic Planter, the Set of 6 Herb Garden Stakes, the Heart Wind Chime (for just $14.95!), and the Ceramic Tabletop Bird feeder that is now on sale for just $19.99!


Visit Pier 1 online or in stores today and see all the other great outdoor/indoor furniture and decor that they have! And don't forget to tell a friend! *Smiles*!      Pier 1 Tweetups

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Thomas Jefferson Tuesday- "Separation between Church and State"

Wonder where the whole "Separation between Church and State" thing came from? It was in a letter written by Thomas Jefferson to a Committee of the Danbury Baptist Association, Connecticut!

And of course, Jefferson did not mean it to keep the Church out of the government, but to keep the government out of the Church!

Please, American people, do your research! Read the Founder's own words. Learn True History and teach it to your children.

"Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legislative powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should "make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof," thus building a wall of separation between church and State. Adhering to this expression of the supreme will of the nation in behalf of the rights of conscience, I shall see with sincere satisfaction the progress of those sentiments which tend to restore to man all his natural rights, convinced he has no natural right in opposition to his social duties."

~Thomas Jefferson 1802 — letter to a Committee of the Danbury Baptist Association, Connecticut

Monday, April 25, 2011

James Madison Monday ~The Words of Our Founding Fathers~

"Every man who loves peace, every man who loves his country, every man who loves liberty ought to have it ever before his eyes that he may cherish in his heart a due attachment to the Union of America and be able to set a due value on the means of preserving it."
~James Madison
Federalist No. 41

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter! My Easter Wish for You

Happy Easter!

May God bless you today and may your eyes and heart be open and accepting to His love and peace and joy that He has in store for you today and in the future!

He Loves you!

He rescued you.

He cares about and for you.

You are His child.

He is waiting for you, every morning, to talk to Him.

Give your worries, burdens, & concerns to Him. He bears them for you.

Give your love, devotion, and respect to Him. He wants that relationship with you.

He died for you.

Live for Him!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Yellow Tennessee- Shari's Berries $50 Giveaway!

Have you seen Shari's Berries??? Oh! I would LOVE to try some! I hear they are soooo good!

How would you like to enter for a chance to win $50 to anything you want at Shari's Berries???? My friend has that giveaway going on Right now on her blog, Yellow Tennessee! Giveaway ends May 5.

Click this link, "Shari's Berries Review And $50 Giveaway" for your chance to win!

Friday, April 22, 2011

A Mom's Balancing Act- Hoover Vacuum Giveaway!

"A Mom's Balancing Act" has been having some fantastic Mother's Day giveaways on her blog! And as her "Celebrating Mom Finale" she has a giveaway for a "Hoover WindTunnel Air bagless upright vacuum"!!!!

I am in desperate need of a new, GOOD, vacuum! So I was very happy to find this giveaway! Maybe I will win one for my Mother's Day! Sweet!

Enter HERE for your chance to win!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

My Silly Monkeys Giveaway- $50 GC to ProFlowers!

My Silly Monkeys

My Silly Monkeys is having a wonderful spring time giveaway!

One My Silly Monkeys reader will win a $50 Gift Certificate to ProFlowers! Yippee! Enter HERE for your chance to win!

I would love to use the $50 to send my Grama some flowers for Mother's Day! =)

Monday, April 4, 2011

Ultimate Blog Party 2011!!

Ultimate Blog Party 2011

I can't believe that the Ultimate Blog party 2011 is already half way over!!! Aaaahhhh! How come I am always late? I REALLY need a blog partner or two!

If you are visiting from the Blog Party and you like my blog and think we have a lot in common, and would like a blog partner, please let me know!

Now back to the Ultimate Blog Party! I really appreciate Janice, Susan (from "5 Minutes For Mom") and all the ladies and companies who put together such an amazing and HUGE Blog Party! I love it and just wish I had more time to visit everyone!

Thank you to everyone who visits my blog and twitter and hope you will take the time to look around and leave a comment! =)

I am a stay-at-home mom and wife! We homeschool, homebirth, homechurch, live close to the land and seek to live close to God in every way. I Love my life and I am blessed beyond measure! PTL! I love to stay home and spend everyday with my husband and children! I am 20 something and still growing in the Lord and have so much to learn with my children as we homeschool and so many ways I still need to grow up, and other ways I need to be more like a kid! =)

I love nature, animals and being outdoors, gardening, gathering food & canning, watching my children, reading, listening to Christian music, taking pictures, baking & cooking, watching shows with my family and sometimes sewing!

I also love blogging, entering and of course winning giveaways and hosting product reviews & giveaways! So if you have a giveaway blog let me know, or if you are interested in offering a review and or giveaway on my blog, please send me a message!

Hope ya'll all have a great time at the Ultimate Blog Party 2011!

God bless!


James Madison Monday ~The Words of Our Founding Fathers~

"The adversaries of the Constitution seem to have lost sight of the PEOPLE altogether in their reasoning on this subject; and to have viewed these different establishments not only as mutual rivals and enemies, but as uncontrolled by any common superior in their efforts to usurp the authorities of each other. These gentlemen must here be reminded of their error. They must be told that the ULTIMATE AUTHORITY, wherever the derivative may be found, RESIDES IN THE PEOPLE ALONE."

-James Madison (Federalist Papers, No.46, p. 294; emphasis added).