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5 Jun 2020   ·   2

The One Book I Finished Last Week (well, actually all of last month!)

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Welcome to my weekly book update post where I share what books I read this past week + my honest thoughts and star ratings of them.

A Word on My Star Ratings

The star ratings I give the books I read are based on a 5-star rating system. I rarely will ever give a book a 1-star rating (maybe never?), because my philosophy is that if a book is only worthy of one star, I’m more than likely going to quit reading it. 🙂 In the same vein, you’ll also notice that I’ll rarely give a 5-star rating as I reserve those for only my very, very favorite books.

Want to see all of the books I’ve read so far this year? Check out my Good Reads page.

I took a hiatus from doing much of any book-reading and audiobook-listening while adjusting to life with two babies. And boy did I miss it! I’m excited to slowly be adding it back into my life… even if it’s just 10-15 minutes/day most days right now. I’m taking the, “Something is better than nothing” approach. 🙂

Last week, I did finish one book — and that felt like such a victory! Here’s my review…

Stay by Anjuli Paschall

I savored this book in bits and pieces over the last two months. It is a beautifully written memoir-like read. Each chapter can mostly stand alone and is more like individual essays.

In this period in our country with so much unrest, upheaval, and unknown, I thought it couldn’t be a more fitting read. The subtitle is Discovering Grace, Freedom, and Wholeness Where You Never Imagined Looking and the author encourages you to not only stay where you are planted and see the beauty there, but also to stay rooted in the truth of how much you are loved by God.

It is an engaging read and the author makes you feel like she’s walking alongside you and in the trenches, learning and growing with you. She’s honest, real, and raw.

Overall, I really loved the book and would recommend it. The only thing I think I would have loved is if the author would have fleshed out some of her stories more. I would have loved to hear even more details and more depth in many places. 🙂

The one other reservation I had with the book was her statement that her only purpose in life is be loved by God. I’m still mulling over that one, but I’m not sure that I fully agree. Although when I try to explain why I disagree, I struggle to put it into words. I’ve so long held to the catechism answer that says, “Man’s chief end is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.” Maybe the fruit of being loved by God is that we will dedicate our life to glorifying Him and enjoying Him forever? I’m not sure… like I said, this is something I’m still pondering. But I did want to mention it.

Verdict: 4 stars

What have you read recently? I’d love to hear! Tell us in the comments!

5 Jun 2020   ·   0

Dyson V8 Animal Pro+ Vacuum Cleaner only $299.99 shipped (Reg. $450!)

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Wow! If you are in the market for a new vacuum, be sure to check out this HOT deal on this Dyson!

Dyson has this Dyson V8 Animal Pro+ Vacuum Cleaner for only $299.99 shipped right now!

This is regularly $449.99 so this is a fantastic price! And Dyson Stick Vacuums are the BEST — so convenient to use!!

Thanks, Kosher On A Budget!

5 Jun 2020   ·   0

Up to 50% off Hydro Flask Tumblers and Bottles!

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Get up to 50% off Hydro Flask Tumblers and Bottles!

REI is offering up to 50% off Hydro Flask Tumblers and Bottles right now! No promo code needed.

Here are some deals you can get…

Get this Hydro Flask Vacuum Tumbler, 32 fl. oz. for just $23.73 (regularly $39.95)!

Get this Hydro Flask Oasis 128 fl. oz. Container – 1 gallon for just $87.73 shipped (regularly $124.95)!

Get this Hydro Flask Oasis 64 fl. oz. Container – 1/2 gallon for just $66.73 shipped (regularly $94.95)!

Shop the entire sale here.

Shipping is free on orders over $50.

Thanks, Wear It For Less!

5 Jun 2020   ·   0

Up to 40% off Sanuk Sandals!

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This is a great deal on Sanuk Sandals!

Right now, Zulily is having a sale on Sanuk Sandals and you can score up to 40% off!

Get these Natural Triple Crisscross Yoga Salty Flip-Flops for just $21.99 (regularly $35)!

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Get these Washed Brown Beer Cozy Coaster Flip-Flops for just $24.99 (regularly $36)!

Shop the Sanuk sale here.

Shipping is $5.99.

5 Jun 2020   ·   0
Converse Sneakers from $25 Shipped

Converse Sneakers just $25.18 shipped, plus more!

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Wow! You can get some great deals on Converse shoes!

Converse Sneakers from $25 Shipped

Through June 6th, Converse is offering an extra 40% off select shoes when you use the promo code FLASH40 at checkout!

Even better, get free shipping when you create a Converse.com account (free to join).

Here are some deal ideas…

Converse Stars & Stripes Chuck Taylor All Star – $41.97 (regularly $55)
Use promo code FLASH40 (40% off)
Shipping is free when signed into your Converse account
$25.18 shipped after code

Converse Summer Breathe Chuck Taylor All Star – as low as $41.97 (regularly $60)
Use promo code FLASH40 (40% off)
Shipping is free when signed into your Converse account
$25.18 shipped after code

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Stripes – $42.97 (regularly $60)
Use promo code FLASH40 (40% off)
Shipping is free when signed into your Converse account
$25.78 shipped after code

Converse Seasonal Color Twill Jack Purcell – $52.97 (regularly $70)
Use promo code FLASH40 (40% off)
Shipping is free when signed into your Converse account
$31.78 shipped after code

Valid through June 6, 2020.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

5 Jun 2020   ·   0
Woman with water tracker bottle

Daily Tracker Water Bottle for just $9.99 + shipping!

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Need a little push to drink more water each day? The deal on these cute daily tracker water bottles is back!

Woman with water tracker bottle

If one of your goals for 2020 is to drink more water, grab one of these Daily Tracker Water Bottles for just $9.99 + shipping.

These BPA-free water bottles help motivate you to drink 64 ounces of water each day. There are three different styles to choose from.

Water Tracker Bottles on Beach

Shipping is $3.99 for the first water bottle, and then $1.99 for each additional bottle shipped within the same order.

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5 Jun 2020   ·   0

Up to 50% off Under Armour Boy’s Apparel!

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Love Under Armour? Score up to 50% off Under Armour Boy’s apparel right now!

Right now, Zulily is having a sale on Under Armour Boy’s Apparel with prices up to 50% off!

There are lots of items in this sale including shirts, shorts, hoodies and more.

Hurry – things are selling out quickly.

Shipping is $5.99.

5 Jun 2020   ·   0
Warmies Jr Comfort Heat/Chill Animals

Warmies Jr Comfort Heat/Chill Animals only $9.99 + shipping!

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These Warmies Jr Comfort Heat/Chill Animals are a great stress relief, bedtime buddy, travel companion and more!

Warmies Jr Comfort Heat/Chill Animals

This popular deal is back!!

Jane has these Warmies Jr Comfort Heat/Chill Animals for just $9.99 + shipping right now!

Choose from over 25 different animals.

Shipping is $2.99 for the first animal and $1.99 for each additional animal shipped within the same order.

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5 Jun 2020   ·   0
Personalized Starbucks Hot Cups

Personalized Starbucks Hot Cups only $10.99 + shipping!

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Know someone who loves Starbucks? These Personalized Starbucks Hot Cups would make a great gift idea!

Personalized Starbucks Hot Cups

Jane has these Personalized Starbucks Hot Cups for only $10.99 + shipping right now!

Choose from 17 designs and multiple colors.

This is a 16 oz plastic BPA free cup with lid and fits in all car cup holders. Even better, take this cup to Starbucks and save $0.10 per drink!

Shipping is $3.49 for the first cup, and then $0.99 for each additional cup shipped within the same order.

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5 Jun 2020   ·   0

Men’s Croft & Barrow Classic Dress Pants only $6.72 (Reg. $28!)

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Wow! This is a great deal on men’s dress pants!

Kohl’s has these Men’s Croft & Barrow Classic-Fit Easy-Care Flat-Front Dress Pants for just $6.72 when you use the promo code GOSAVE at checkout!

There are multiple colors to choose from.

Valid through June 7, 2020.

Thanks, Kosher On A Budget!

5 Jun 2020   ·   0
Banzai Sprinkle Friends Play Ma

Banzai Sprinkle Friends Play Mat only $12.99!

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This Banzai Sprinkle Friends Play Mat looks like so much fun!

Banzai Sprinkle Friends Play Ma

Amazon has this Banzai Sprinkle Friends Play Mat for just $12.99 right now!

This looks like so much fun for hot, summer days.

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Thanks, Midwest Money Saving Mommas!

5 Jun 2020   ·   0
Ozark Trail 6-Piece Set Only $9.82

Ozark Trail 6-Piece Set only $9.82!

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This Ozark Trail 6-Piece Set would make a great Father’s Day gift idea for someone who loves to camp!

Ozark Trail 6-Piece Set Only $9.82

Walmart has this Ozark Trail 6-Piece Flashlight & Headlamp & Lantern & Penlight Combination for only $9.82 right now!

This set would make a great Father’s Day gift idea.

Choose free in-store shipping to avoid shipping costs.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

5 Jun 2020   ·   0
Nike Men's and Women's Running Shoes

Nike Men’s and Women’s Running Shoes only $35 shipped (Reg. $65!)

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Love Nike shoes? Get these Nike Men’s and Women’s Running Shoes for just $35 shipped!

Nike Men's and Women's Running Shoes

Olympia Sports has these Nike Men’s and Women’s Running Shoes for just $35 shipped right now (regularly $65)!

Please note that the discount will automatically apply at checkout.

There are several colors to choose from.

Thanks, Hip2Save!