June Favorites

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Welcome to my second monthly favorite list! May was fun, so here we go again. Here are a few things I loved during the month of June that I simply must share with you. As it was last time, expect randomness to fill this space! Some things you will want to skip over, and some things might grab your attention.

Jelly Telly
Jelly Telly is a Christian-based website packed with family-friendly videos and games. It was created by the founder of VeggieTales Phil Vischer. The site contains a diverse collection of Christian videos that kids and parents will love which contains content they won’t have to worry about. There are also games, for instance-one which promotes Bible verse memory skills. They also create a weekly five minute family devotional which highlights a specific Bible character or story.

The subscription is 4.99/month or 39.99/year OR you can be like me and just watch the free 5 Minute Family Devotionals with the thought of subscribing someday. :)

Adriel Booker—Love A Mama Collective
This blogger is involved in several different ministries. The one that caught my eye was the Love A Mama Collective, which she founded to empower women in developing countries. They do several things, including providing clean birthing kits to women in remote areas (where they often deliver their babies in the mud with little or no help), providing baby slings to women who have to gather food to feed their families, and providing scholarships to women who will receive formal midwifery training.

I am intrigued by her story and the difference she is making!

iBloom
I had the privilege of meeting the founder of this company just last week. Kelly Thorne Gore, a Kentucky girl, founded this company 11 years ago with the mission of inspiring women to bring to life their dreams, especially those wanting to start a business. The company is staffed with talented Christian women. They have over 14,000 Twitter followers. Their goal is “to infuse your life and business with clarity, hope, encouragement, community, and the tools you need to be successful in business and live a life you love!”

Since meeting Kelly, I can tell you that she and the company are the real deal. If I were a business woman, I would certainly seek their help. Check them out on there website https://ibloom.co and follow them on Twitter @iBloom.

Baked Carrot Fries
I have to throw in a recipe here. I have made these several times, and they are always awesome (except for the time I forgot about them and they became charcoal fries..oops). My four year old even loves them; he calls them “super vision carrots”, because they will help him on his quest to be a superhero (duh).

They are considered paleo, and although my diet is certainly not part of that lifestyle, I get excited any time I discover an easy and cheap recipe that makes me feel like I’m contributing to the health of my family. Check it out by clicking the link above. Heads up: I promise you will need to buy more carrots than you think.

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors
Since hearing them perform recently at the amphitheater in Nashville, this is one of our family’s favorite bands. We particularly like the album called “Medicine”; my boys are constantly asking us to play “Shine Like Lightning”. The style is along the lines of folk/rock. Check them out at www.drewholcomb.com.

Two more side notes from me and my youngest boy:

If you have young ones around this Fourth of July who may not be great at holding sparklers, try the cup method. Poke the sparkler through the cup and then let them hold the part that is inside the cup. This will shield their hand and arm from the sparks. Sorry for the fuzzy picture…

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Clint wants to remind you to enjoy the great outdoors this summer. He (well, with Daddy’s help) introduced me to a fish I’ve never seen: a Pumpkinseed! Isn’t God’s design amazing?

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