Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Healthy Living Link Party #126


Welcome to the Healthy Living Link Party #126


Join our HEALTHY LIVING LINK PARTY PINTEREST BOARD .Collaborate with us and we would love for you to pin with us. Pin your healthy living related post , recipes, giveaways, reviews and more! If you like to join our collaborative board,  you can email me at abountifullove (at)gmail (dot)com or comment below! 
  I’d like to thank each and every one of you for making every week so amazing! Keep sharing your healthy and inspiring posts with us.  If you are new here , we are so glad to have you!! Have fun and make new friends! I appreciate each and everyone of you for joining us.



The Healthy Living link party is all about living a healthy life. Link up your posts related to healthy living and recipes that are low carb, low calorie, paleo, keto, organic, clean, etc. Eating healthy doesn't have to be boring and is more fun when you share your recipes and find some new ones.


We all pick our week's feature, so don't forget to stop by their blogs!

 Here’s what your host have been up to this week


 A Bountiful Love  




    If you have a moment, feel free to enter my current giveaway!

    Win two Fandango tickets to see ALL SAINTS

    Top Ten Must Watch Christian Movies






    SIMPLIFIED Rules of the Party: 

    • Link up only healthy living related post --> recipes, tips, guidelines, giveaways, etc.  
    •  Visit your linky neighbor. Comment or share on your favorite social media platform.




    Disclaimer: . Emails are obtained ONLY TO NOTIFY participants of the next link-up and for that reason only. You may opt out of these emails by unsubscribing from them at any time. If other bloggers chose to share your content and your graphic through this link up, the hosts of Healthy Living Link Party are NOT responsible for any article or images that was use illegally.

     Let's party, link up below!




    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    Best Hair Dye for Busy Moms

    It was six years ago when I stepped into a salon. It was to have my hair color. It was also a gift certificate from my husband, who insisted that I need to take some time out and splurge a little bit. I am also a frugal stay at home mom, and I can not justify paying $150-200 for my hair. Moms can relate to me on this: before we spend on ourselves...we think about the needs of our family first.  I am all for loving on ourselves, but I also know my priorities. Not that taking care of myself is not a priority. In fact, I believe that we are called to be good stewards of our body as it is a gift from God. All I'm saying is that..if there is an alternative cheaper way. I am in.

    **This post contains affiliate links. Please know that I will not recommend a product that I have not tried myself. Read the full disclosure.





    I first got familiarize with Madison Reed on Pinterest when I was searching for best hair color system. Even though I am not thrilled about the cost of hair coloring in a salon, I can not deny the fact that I do love salon results. I also like the fact that you get serviced and pampered. Madison Reed's cost for a box is $24.95. If you sign up for automatic delivery, it comes down to $19.99. It may still look like you are not paying the best price. Let me tell you, what you get in a box.

    1. Instruction ( Of course!) - but if you still have questions not covered in the sheet, you can always give them a call or send them an email.
    2.Barrier Cream - Keeps the stain out of your beautiful skin.
    3.Cleansing Wipe- Keeps your ears, forehead, and neck color-free.
    4.Cleansing Wipe- love this! If you happen to have some drips on your skin, the wipe makes the clean up easy,
    5. Radiant Cream Color - "Rich with nutrients like argan oil, keratin, and ginseng root to strengthen and protect hair while delivering radiant, multi-dimensional color. Free from ammonia, resorcinol, PPD, parabens, and gluten" (Madison Reed, n.d.).
    6. Conditioning Color Activator
    7. Protective Cap
    8. Gloves- Two pairs of gloves. One for when you are coloring and one for the rinsing part.
    9. Color Enhancing Shampoo and Conditioner- Rich with nutrients and free of sulfates, parabens, and gluten, our shampoo and conditioner locks in your color and creates long-lasting shine (Madison Reed, n.d.).



        I do have some gray roots that I need to color, every two weeks. I need a box of hair dye that would give me salon results, won't damage my hair, and most importantly without breaking the bank.

    This was my BEFORE applying Madison Reed color system shot.



         My natural hair color is black. I tried different store bought hair dye boxes from light brown, all the way to blue black. My hair will look great on the first day only, and it is harsh on my hair as well. The stain is a different story! Removing the dye on my skin is hard. I do use petroleum jelly. However, there are still some hard to remove areas.

    This was my AFTER applying Madison Reed color system shot.


     It is noticeably shinier and healthier. And the stains? I did not end up having raw skin and scalp in trying to clean the unwanted color. My hair is softer! It smells great too, thanks to the shampoo and conditioner. I did not have to color my hair after 2 weeks. The subscription option comes really handy since we have busy schedules..this is a plus!




       The hair color that I ordered was Parma black. If you wonder how I am able to decide on what is th ebest color for me, well that is because Madison Reed have a system that will ask you questions to profile your hair. With this, you are assured that you are getting the right shade. You will also get an expert, a colorist to help you with your hair color experience or if you need assistance.

    If you wonder, what does it look like after a few weeks. This is my hair, still shiny and feels healthy!





     

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    Madison Reed New Radiant Color Kit Box

    Friday, August 11, 2017

    Top 10 Must Watch Christian Movies

    AWe love our movie nights. Our Thursdays are dedicated to mom and dad date night. Our Fridays are family movie nights. We are a fan of Pureflix. They have a wide lists of great Christian , family friendly, values filled movies. Life has a way of throwing cloudy mood on us. This happens to me too, watching feel good and faith base moviews is a great reminder and affirmation for me. It works all the time. You can sign up for a month of free trial after that if you decide to keep it, it is only $10.99 per month or $99.99 for a year ( 24% savings). When you sign up too, you are also donating a percentage to AMIKIDs.org, helping kids change their lives, reach their potential ( Pureflix, n.d.).
    Sign-up HERE.

    Hang in there ! There is a GIVEAWAY at the bottom of this post  for the movie, ALL SAINTS. Win two fandango tickets to see this moving, inspiring and faith filled film.



    Courageous

    "Four men, one calling: To serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, they are confident and focused, standing up to the worst the streets can offer. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge they’re ill prepared to tackle: fatherhood. When tragedy strikes home, these men are left wrestling with their hopes, their fears, their faith, and their fathering. Sherwood Pictures, creators of Fireproof, returns with this heartfelt, action-packed story. Protecting the streets is second nature to these law enforcement officers. Raising their children in a God-honoring way? That takes courage. Starring: Alex Kendrick, Kevin Downes, Ken Bevel, Robert Amaya, Ben Davies Director: Alex Kendrick Producer: Stephen Kendrick " (Amazon, n.d)


    Miracles From Heaven is based on the incredible true story of the Beam family.  When Christy (Jennifer Garner) discovers her 10-year-old daughter Anna (Kylie Rogers) has a rare, incurable disease, she becomes a ferocious advocate for her daughter’s healing as she searches for a solution. After Anna has a freak accident, an extraordinary miracle unfolds in the wake of her dramatic rescue that leaves medical specialists mystified, her family restored, and their community inspired. " 
    (Amazon, n.d.)


    "God's Not Dead: When an atheist Philosophy professor (Kevin Sorbo) plans to forego "dusty arguments" in his class, he insists the new students declare that "God is dead." Unable to do this, Josh (Shane Harper) is challenged to defend his faith and prove to the class that God's Not Dead. Against all odds, Josh stands up for his faith and takes on the challenge. God's Not Dead 2: When high school history teacher Grace Wesley (Melissa Joan Hart) is asked a question about Jesus in class, her reasoned response lands her in deep trouble. The ensuing epic court case could expel God from the classroom — and the public square — once and for all! God's Not Dead 2 is a powerful call to action: Where will you stand?  " ( Amazon, n.d.).


    "God's Not Dead: When an atheist Philosophy professor (Kevin Sorbo) plans to forego "dusty arguments" in his class, he insists the new students declare that "God is dead." Unable to do this, Josh (Shane Harper) is challenged to defend his faith and prove to the class that God's Not Dead. Against all odds, Josh stands up for his faith and takes on the challenge. God's Not Dead 2: When high school history teacher Grace Wesley (Melissa Joan Hart) is asked a question about Jesus in class, her reasoned response lands her in deep trouble. The ensuing epic court case could expel God from the classroom — and the public square — once and for all! God's Not Dead 2 is a powerful call to action: Where will you stand?" (Amazon, n.d).


    "Kirk Cameron (Left Behind) stars as Caleb Holt, a heroic fire captain who values dedication and service to others above all else. But the most important partnership in his life, his marriage, is about to go up in smoke. This gripping story follows one man's desire to transform his life and marriage through the healing power of faith and fully embrace the fireman's code: Never Leave Your Partner Behind. " (Amazon, n.d.).


    "Based on the #1 New York Times best-selling book, Heaven is for Real recounts the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. Starring Academy Award® nominee Greg Kinnear (Best Supporting Actor, As Good As It Gets, 1997) as Todd Burpo, the real-life father whose son Colton claims to have visited Heaven during a near death experience. Colton shares the details of his amazing journey with childlike innocence and speaks matter-of-factly about things that happened before his birth ... things he couldn't possibly know. " (Amazon, n.d.)



    "What If…. Tells the story of Ben Walker (Kevin Sorbo) who fifteen years ago left his college sweetheart Wendy (Kristy Swanson), and his calling to be a preacher, in order to pursue a business opportunity. Now with a high-paying executive gig, a trophy fiancĂ©, and a new Mercedes, he hasn't considered a family or felt the need to set foot in a church again. But God has other plans. While on a thrill ride outside the city, his new car mysteriously breaks down, and he's is visited by a tow truck driver named Mike (John Ratzenberger) who claims to be an angel sent to show Ben what life would look like had he followed his true calling. Suddenly Ben wakes up in the middle of domestic chaos as his "wife" Wendy and daughters (including Debby Ryan) are getting ready for church, where Ben is the new pastor. Before Ben can get back to his old life, Ben must first embrace this reality and discover the value of faith and family, and perhaps restore his love for those who were heartbroken 15 years ago: Wendy.... and God. In the tradition of "It's a Wonderful Life" and "The Family Man", What If ... is a story of finding your true purpose in life.  " (Amazon, n.d.)


    "Stranded in the middle of nowhere, five strangers find themselves marooned in a deserted roadside diner. An arrogant businessman, (Steve "Sting" Borden), a lonely single woman, (Jaci Velasquez), a couple on the verge of divorce, and a youthful runaway all come face to face with a diner owner who serves them more than temporal nourishment. This genial host is a certain Nazarene, (Bruce Marchiano) who knows all of their secrets and possesses the answers to all of their problems if only they would trust him. It is a miraculous Encounter that will leave them all changed.
    The Encounter is an inspirational and intriguing faith-filled family drama about 5 people who are brought faced to face with Jesus and encouraged to examine the true condition of their lives." (Amazon, nd.)



    "Identical twins Andy and Pete Goodwynnhave always been there for each other. With high school graduation near, Pete plans to marry the love of his life and head off to seminary to become a preacher. Andy, a rebel at heart, has no plans and seemingly no future. But in a cruel twist of fate orchestrated by the town's most powerful family their lives are forever altered. Pete is framed for murder, leaving Andy struggling to find a way to save his brother. Can the brothers gain vengeance on those who have taken everything from them? While revenge may seem sweet, BROTHER'S KEEPER is a powerful reminder that only forgiveness can truly heal. " (Amazon, n.d.)







    Disclosure: As a featured contributor of the ALL SAINTS Influencer program, I was given the oppurtunity to promote and see the trailer of the picture. I will not endorse a movie that does not adhere to my beliefs. I will not endorse a movie/picture just for monetary or for th purpose of getting a free product or service.


      

    About the movie:
     ALL SAINTS is based on the inspiring true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock (John Corbett), the tiny church he was ordered to shut down, and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia. Together, they risked everything to plant seeds for a future that might just save them all.

     Rating: PG ( recommended ages 10 and up)
     Run time: 1:48:00   Release date: 8/25/17
    Studio: Sony AFFIRM (Sony Pictures)

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    Thursday, August 10, 2017

    Bloggers Spotlight Link Party # 76

    Welcome to the Bloggers Spotlight Link Party #76

    Thank you  for making the last party successful and wonderful! We enjoyed stopping by and learning new things. If you are new here, welcome and we are glad to have you. If not, welcome back!  There's a few and awesome changes on our linky party, first we are opening up our BLOGGERS SPOTLIGHT LINK PARTY for everyone, so you all can pin your great posts! Second, we simplified our rules ..everybody loves simple right?

    If you need more SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT and BLOG ENGAGEMENT support,
    We invite you to join our FACEBOOK GROUP.



    Join our BLOGGER SPOTLIGHT LINK PARTY Collaborative board! You are welcome to pin your awesome post that you had shared in our parties. Just please let's make it clean and wholesome.  If you want to join the board, just send us a message and let us know!






    Here's what you may have missed from your hosts :









     


     Thank you for sharing the word on our party too, we really appreciate each and every one of you.

    Meet Your Hostesses :



    Not a must but we appreciate follows! Follow your host in any way, let us know if you are a new follower and we will be glad to return the love.

    Cristina of A Bountiful Love 



    Tweet , help us spread the word!

    Join us every Thursdays, 7pm . Connect with bloggers and grow your reach.
     


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    Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    Healthy Living Link Party # 125


    Welcome to the Healthy Living Link Party #125


    Join our HEALTHY LIVING LINK PARTY PINTEREST BOARD .Collaborate with us and we would love for you to pin with us. Pin your healthy living related post , recipes, giveaways, reviews and more! If you like to join our collaborative board,  you can email me at abountifullove (at)gmail (dot)com or comment below! 
      We’d like to thank each and every one of you for making every week so amazing! Keep sharing your healthy and inspiring posts with us.  If you are new here , we are so glad to have you!! Have fun and make new friends! I appreciate each and everyone of you for joining us.



    The Healthy Living link party is all about living a healthy life. Link up your posts related to healthy living and recipes that are low carb, low calorie, paleo, keto, organic, clean, etc. Eating healthy doesn't have to be boring and is more fun when you share your recipes and find some new ones.


    We all pick our week's feature, so don't forget to stop by their blogs!

     Here’s what your host had been up to this week

     A Bountiful Love  








    SIMPLIFIED Rules of the Party: 

    • Link up only healthy living related post --> recipes, tips, guidelines, giveaways, etc.  
    •  Visit your linky neighbor. Comment or share on your favorite social media platform.




    Disclaimer: . Emails are obtained ONLY TO NOTIFY participants of the next link-up and for that reason only. You may opt out of these emails by unsubscribing from them at any time. If other bloggers chose to share your content and your graphic through this link up, the hosts of Healthy Living Link Party are NOT responsible for any article or images that was use illegally.

     Let's party, link up below!



    Thursday, August 3, 2017

    Bloggers Spotlight Link Party # 75

    Welcome to the Bloggers Spotlight Link Party #75

    Thank you  for making the last party successful and wonderful! We enjoyed stopping by and learning new things. If you are new here, welcome and we are glad to have you. If not, welcome back!  There's a few and awesome changes on our linky party, first we are opening up our BLOGGERS SPOTLIGHT LINK PARTY for everyone, so you all can pin your great posts! Second, we simplified our rules ..everybody loves simple right?

    If you need more SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT and BLOG ENGAGEMENT support,
    We invite you to join our FACEBOOK GROUP.



    Join our BLOGGER SPOTLIGHT LINK PARTY Collaborative board! You are welcome to pin your awesome post that you had shared in our parties. Just please let's make it clean and wholesome.  If you want to join the board, just send us a message and let us know!






    Here's what you may have missed from your hosts :






    Camping Menu







     Thank you for sharing the word on our party too, we really appreciate each and every one of you.Meet Your Hostesses :


    Not a must but we appreciate follows! Follow your host in any way, let us know if you are a new follower and we will be glad to return the love.

    Cristina of A Bountiful Love 



    Tweet , help us spread the word!

    Join us every Thursdays, 7pm . Connect with bloggers and grow your reach.
     


     Sign up for Blogger Spotlight Link Party email reminder, we will only remind you of the party ..we don't like spam too!



    Subscribe to our mailing list

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    NEW AND SIMPLE RULES:

    Leave a link to your actual post and not the homepage. Leave as many links as you want ( wholesome, inspiring , uplifting, new and old).  
    Visit and say hi to your linky party neighbor.


    Disclaimer: . Emails are obtained ONLY TO NOTIFY participants of the next link-up and for that reason only. You may opt out of these emails by unsubscribing from them at any time. If other bloggers chose to share your content and your graphic through this link up, the hosts of Blogger Spotlight Link Party are NOT responsible for any article or images that was use illegally.

    Link up below





    Wednesday, August 2, 2017

    Healthy Living Link Party # 124


    Welcome to the Healthy Living Link Party #124


    Join our HEALTHY LIVING LINK PARTY PINTEREST BOARD .Collaborate with us and we would love for you to pin with us. Pin your healthy living related post , recipes, giveaways, reviews and more! If you like to join our collaborative board,  you can email me at abountifullove (at)gmail (dot)com or comment below! 
      We’d like to thank each and every one of you for making every week so amazing! Keep sharing your healthy and inspiring posts with us.  If you are new here , we are so glad to have you!! Have fun and make new friends! I appreciate each and everyone of you for joining us.



    The Healthy Living link party is all about living a healthy life. Link up your posts related to healthy living and recipes that are low carb, low calorie, paleo, keto, organic, clean, etc. Eating healthy doesn't have to be boring and is more fun when you share your recipes and find some new ones.



    We all pick our week's feature, so don't forget to stop by their blogs!

     Here’s what your hosts have been up to this week


     A Bountiful Love  




    Day By Day In Our World  
     






      SIMPLIFIED Rules of the Party: 

      • Link up only healthy living related post --> recipes, tips, guidelines, giveaways, etc.  
      •  Visit your linky neighbor. Comment or share on your favorite social media platform.




      Disclaimer: . Emails are obtained ONLY TO NOTIFY participants of the next link-up and for that reason only. You may opt out of these emails by unsubscribing from them at any time. If other bloggers chose to share your content and your graphic through this link up, the hosts of Healthy Link Party are NOT responsible for any article or images that was use illegally.

       Let's party, link up below!