Save today at Restaurant.com

We love to try new Restaurants as often as we can, but dining out for the four of us can get costly, so I was happy when I was asked to help spread the word about Restaurant.com's sale with you today.

I received a Restaurant.com gift card for the purpose of this review. This post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own.


Restaurant.com deal every meal

Have you used this site yet? Finding a deal there is really is. Just Restaurant.com by location, cuisine, price range and more, to find exactly what you want, where you want it!


For today only you can save a bunch! Three dollars gets you twenty five dollars certificates!


Restaurant.com sale


Hurry! This $3 sale won’t last. Visit Restaurant.com today for amazing deals on delicious meals. This offer ends Thursday, March 31 at 11:59 pm CT.


Enjoy these savings and pass them on to friends and family please.


I'm going to enjoy Sushi with the family, what type of cuisine will you enjoy with this savings?


Disclosure: I received a Restaurant.com gift card for the purpose of this review. This post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own.

Wordless Wednesday: Easter Cat style

Happy Wednesday! I hope you enjoyed your Easter. My family and I had a lovely time and fun times were had when our 2 year old cat Fiona discovered Easter eggs.



She went from this:


Calm kitty at window



To creating this mess in record time!



Cats love Easter Egg hunts too


Have a happy day!


Please share in comments: Do you celebrate holidays with your pets? If yes, how?

Under the Sea Holy Bible for children review & Giveaway

As a Christian Mom, I can think of no better gift than being able to share the bible and it’s teachings with children in a way they can understand. When I was a kid, it was sometimes challenging to understand bible verses from the King James Bible my family and church had. 

Today, Christians can pick up new living versions of the Bible easily at any book store. Thanks to today’s sponsor, FlyBy Promotions, I’m pleased to share a wonderful new children’s bible entitled Under the Sea Holy Bible (Nirv), published by Zonderkids. While I did receive a complimentary copy of this Bible as a thank you for hosting this review and giveaway, it is my honor to do so and all opinions stated here are my own. 


Under the Sea Holy Bible for kids


About Under the Sea Holy Bible (Nirv):

“The Under the Sea Holy Bible, Nirv is a perfect gift for children ages 6 to 10. Themes of underwater fun and sparkling fish grace the interior of this wonderful children’s Bible. The outside is covered in foil and sparkle. The interior has color inserts featuring whimsical underwater scenes with themes of God’s care and love for each of us and all of creation.”


The ABCs of becoming a Christian page from Bible


My Thoughts:

Just looking at the colorful cover on this Bible makes me happy! I was immediately drawn in. I reverently opened the book and started turning pages. This is truly a teaching Bible and the lessons start right from the beginning on the Books of the Bible page, which is a bookcase. The Old Testament labeled law is on the left side of the top shelf. The New Testament, labeled Gospels and Church history is on the right. Down the shelves of the bookcase, you’ll find History books of the Bible (Joshua, Judges, Ruth, etc.) and Letters (Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, etc.). 


Prayer is page in children's Bible


You’ll find teachable pages like the photo above that shows the ABCs of becoming a Christian and the Prayer Is page which tells children what prayer is (talking to God) and then shows the an easy way to pray by using their fingers.


My daughters and I love this children’s Bible and think it would be a perfect gift for kids at Easter or anytime of the year really. I invite you to learn more about the Under the Sea Holy Bible (Nirv) by visiting Zondervan.com, or by following ZonderKids on Facebook and Twitter.



Biblica helps with Bibles


If you’d like to purchase a copy today, you can shop with Barnes & Noble, Walmart or FamilyChristian stores. Every Nirv Bible you purchase helps Biblica translate and give Bibles to people in need around the world! I think that’s a perfect way to share our Christian faith now and Easter.


Win It:



Under the Sea Holy Bible for children


Thanks to today’s sponsor, #FlyBy Promotions, one lucky reader will receive a hardcover copy of Under the Sea Holy Bible (Nirv)! Entering is easy using the Rafflecopter form below.


Terms: 

No purchase is necessary to enter using the Rafflecopter from below.  My WAHM Plan is  not responsible for prize fulfillment. Winners will be notified by email used on entry form and have 24 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.  This giveaway is not associated with nor endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, or any other social channel. 


Good luck and from our family to yours, Happy Easter!

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How to pick the best floral fragrance for you

Happy Tuesday and happy spring, everyone! It’s a frosty 36° here in middle Tennessee this morning, making me shiver and be glad none of my flowers have started blooming yet. I may not be gardening today, but I can still talk about flowers of the floral fragrance kind! Since yesterday was National Fragrance Day and I’m an Avon lady, I thought it would be helpful to share a quick tutorial on how to pick the best floral fragrance for you this spring. 

how to pick the best Floral Fragrances for spring
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Finding a new fragrance for you or to give to someone can be challenging! You walk into the fragrance department at your favorite shopping spot and your senses are assaulted. Overpowering scents fill your nose, shiny bottles in an array of colors and sizes twinkle on glass shelves and the ever-present associate is there to spritz you with the latest scent from the current pop star fave of the moment. Hopefully my tutorial will have you shopping for fragrances with confidence, whether you shop at the mall or with me and Avon!


Understanding the 6 types of floral fragrances: 


1. Romantic Florals are soft, delicate and feminine. These romantic florals are characterized by lush bouquets that have sweet and powdery notes with hints of musk or warm amber. Sound like you? Try Forever, which has hints of pink pepper, orange blossom and sensual musk.
Forever a romantic floral fragrance
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2. Oriental Florals have hints of spice mixed with amber and woods, which give oriental florals an exotic allure. Sound like you? Try FarAway ‒ dreamy florals, softly spiced amber and inviting wood.

Far Away an Oriental Floral fragrance
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3. Fruity Florals are bursting with the scent of delicious fruits. These scents add an everyday sweetness to your fragrance wardrobe. Sound like you? Try Luck, a fragrance with sparkling citrus and luscious berries wrapped in creamy white florals, rose petals and sandalwood.  (Luck was also a CEW Insiders Choice Beauty Awards Finalist!)

Luck- a fruity floral fragrance
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4. Fresh Florals are clean and crisp, reminiscent of a just-bloomed spring garden. Sound like you? Try Haiku Kyoto Flower ‒ full of velvety violet leaf and white peony with soft cotton musk. 
 
Haiku Kyoto Flower- a fresh floral fragrance
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5. Woody Florals add depth and warmth. They are enriched with earthy notes of sensual woods. Sound like you? Try Candid, with sparkling bergamot, blooming tuberose and sensual patchouli. 

Candid- a woody floral fragrance
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6. Flower Gourmand is a sweet treat. The dessert of scents, floral gourmands have delectable notes like rich crème brûlée. Sound like you? Try Outspoken Party by Fergie, a mix of pink peony with luscious raspberry.

Outspoken Party - a Flower Gourmand fragrance
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Changing your fragrances with the seasons is a fun way to add a layer of confidence to your wardrobe. I hope that this tutorial will help you pick the best floral fragrance for you this spring. Would you like a free sample of an Avon fragrance? Join my customer mailing list here!


Which type of floral fragrance would you try first and why?

Wordless Wednesday: Trees abloom

When does a simple walk to your mailbox turn into a nature trip? When the day was as gorgeous as yesterday was here! Our row of ornamental Pear trees called to me. I must be part bee!



Pear Trees in bloom, gardening, nature, blooms, Nashville




Look up through the branches, nature, blooms, trees, Nashville, gardening




Beautiful blossom bouquet


Please share in comments: What's blooming in your yard?


Color of the Month- March 2016 Succulent Green

If we named months by the color we associated with them, March would simply have to be called green if you ask me! Green is everywhere! From the tiny light green fronds on my weeping willow, to the verdant green grass I see from my window, to the delicate green leaves of my newly emerging succulents. The photo of them below was the inspiration for March's color of the month.


Succulent green plant


I've curated a Pinterest board full of beautiful succulent greens this month. If you have a pin that would be perfect for my collection, leave me a comment and I'll add it!



Follow Linda A.'s board Color of the Month- March 2016 Succulent Green on Pinterest.

Happy Friday, Happy Spring! And stay tuned for my succulent gardening tips soon!


Please share in comments: Do you wear, grow, or decorate with this shade of green?



Learn a new craft skill free during National Craft Month + giveaway

March is a perfect time to start a new hobby as the days get longer and warmer. For me, nothing soothes the soul quite like making something with your hands. Whether your craft style leads you to the kitchen to cook, the kitchen table to craft,  or to the garden to work in the soil, everybody can be crafty. Yes! Even you! 

This post contains affiliate links and I may receive compensation depending on your actions.

Some of my friends don’t think they have the time or skills to do a craft properly, so I wanted to share some amazing free mini-courses offered online at Craftsy. 


DIY Chalkboard supplies crafts, supplies, fun
Easy Chalkboard Craft

At Craftsy you can:

“Explore DIY classes with hours of professionally-produced content for free! Learn a new skill in art, cooking, photography, knitting, crochet, quilting, sewing, woodworking, gardening, cake decorating and much more.


For instance, in March my thoughts turn to gardening and sprucing up our outdoor space. I logged on to Craftsy, went to gardening and found this great free class on transforming your garden design, something I really want to do this year since my front flowerbeds have grown and matured since we moved here years ago and need help.


Free gardening design class online



If gardening isn’t your thing, you’ll find over 40 different free classes available. I found a beginner cooking class that will help any beginning cook feel better in the kitchen. Some of us seasoned cooks could probably find helpful tips from this lesson as well.


Free cooking class fix cooking mistakes



I love all that Craftsy offers, from their helpful FAQ’s, instructors who are so willing to go the extra mile to help you, to their Guarantee.



Craftsy class guarantee, never expries



Win It: National Craft Month Giveaway at Craftsy!


National Craft Month Giveaway


In honor of all of us who love to make things with our hands, Craftsy is giving away a special mystery box full of craft supplies, valued at $700! Entering is easy when you join and there is no purchase necessary. 

Head on over to Craftsy.com now and follow their instructions.  


Good luck and happy crafting! 




Please share in comments: What is your favorite craft and have you started on a project this month?

Celebrate, take action or honor a loved one this International Women’s Day

Today is a special day the world over where women are honored and celebrated as the smart, capable, beautiful humans we are! This year one of the focal points of today is a pledge for parity and I wholeheartedly join in this pledge! 


Parity: The state or condition of being equal, especially regarding status or pay. #PledgeforParity


Celebrate International Women's Day March 8
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About International Women’s Day: 

March 8th is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

Women- today is our day!  I ask you- What does equality look like to you? Does it mean fair pay? Does it mean a fairer dispersal of chores and child rearing with your spouse? Does it mean more free time to just be still and replenish your soul?

I invite you to visit International Women's Day and learn how you can take the pledge and connect with others in your community and around the world!

For me, today is about being content with myself as a women, wife, mother, friend and wage earner.  The latter is the hardest and most complex for me as a work at home Mom. I don’t have a pay check waiting for me at the end of the week unless I hustle each and every day.  This is a lifestyle choice that I’m happy with most days, but as 2015 came to a close, I felt the need to change a few things to take better care of myself. Something we women should do more of!

A big reason for this change or pivot as I like to call it is due to the evolution of blogging-digital influencer industry. It has evolved over the last two years.  It has gotten far more competitive, not just for paid assignments, but for readers! The stress of bigger, faster, prettier can weigh on you. 

That’s why at the beginning of this year I added a second income stream to my portfolio; Avon.  I knew that if I wanted to be content in 2016, I needed to pivot. Not quit the blogging industry, but change how I worked within it and Avon affords me that. I can stop fretting when things are slow in the blogging industry because I have a second income stream I can work.


So today, I also honor all the direct sale trailblazers who came before me and helped build Avon into the 130 year old business it is today! From the very beginning in 1886, Avon has been about empowering women.  

Avon celebrates 130 years in business


Avon’s Chief Executive Officer Sheri McCoy said something very powerful and topical for today: 

“We believe that a world with more empowered women will create a better, more beautiful world for everyone.“


I want to help continue to break down barriers, I want my daughters to see me as successful business woman on my own terms, I want to do my part to make this world a more beautiful place for everyone, so I’ll continue to write here from my unique point of view, which is almost always positive!  I’ll be sharing my Avon journey here as well. It’s a part of My WAHM Plan now because I think it is important to show other women that working and earning at home is a possible!


I wish all women a very happy day today! Remember to value yourself, your time and your talents today and everyday!


Please share in comments: Have you had a woman impact your life in a positive way recently? How did you thank her? And, what does equality look like to you?