Monday, November 24, 2014

HelloMornings Advent Power Pack

Have you joined the HelloMornings community yet? Well I think you are missing out! If you need accountability and love making new friends there is a group for you. You can register for free here on the HelloMornings Challenge site.

Joining a group isn't your cup of tea? There are still plenty of perks for joining the HelloMornings community. All registered members will receive the free 4 week advent bible study: Then Came Jesus the Light of the World, by Laura Williams.

And if that isn't enough HelloMornings also has a Power Pack to accompany the advent study. Treat yourself or a loved one to an early Christmas gift this year.

Hop on over to purchase the power pack including: the study, companion journal, and "God with Us" a new Christmas song by Shaun Groves. All this for only $5!!!

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Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Why I quit Twitter

No you didn't click the wrong button. You were not incorrectly redirected to this page. I quit Twitter and I will tell you why.

Years ago I joined the hashtag fad when Twitter was still a baby bird learning to fly. Turns out it wasn't really a fad; it's still here eight years later. In the grand scheme of life eight years might be considered a fad, but in today's terms Twitter is a legit social media outlet.

I tried to tweet, but never really got the hang of it. When my account was hacked, a kind had to friend let me know, since I was seldom on to find out myself. I quickly deleted everything and went on my merry way with MySpace, and Facebook soon after.

Then a few years ago I set up an account all over again to join in with some online communities. I learned how to tweet, retweet, and even join a twitter party. But hard as I tried, I could not make myself enjoy it. Once I started bumping into my new online friends on other social media outlets, my Twitter days fizzled fast.

And I don't mind one single bit.

Dropping Twitter off my list of apps to check and comments to respond to has given me some extra free time. Free time I can give to other communities I adore. Free time I can give to causes I support. And most importantly, free time I can give to my family. If you are here because you love Twitter, that is rockin' good for you. I'm glad you love it. It's just not my thing.

I would love to connect via other social media networks. Come follow me on Instagram, @appleandi!

Monday, February 03, 2014

Lip Balm Give Away

One thing I hate during the winter season is chapped lips. But I also hate all the crap that's loaded into the mass market products available in stores. So I solved both problems by making my own lip balm, which I'm now sharing with you. My natural lip balm is now listed in my shop!

Enter for your chance to win a 3 pack of natural lip balm! From and

This week my sweet friend, Lindsey, is giving away a 3 pack of my lip balm to one lucky winner! Head over to her blog for your chance to enter. Let's get our puckers ready for some Valentine's Day smooching!