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Enter to win a phone of your choice plus 6 months of service from Twigby!

(Note: This giveaway was sponsored by Twigby. Read our disclosure policy here.)

I’m so excited that I get to give away a FREE phone plus 6 free months of cell phone service to one reader!

There was such a great response to my completely honest review of Twigby last month, that the folks over at Twigby decided to do a giveaway for our readers!

In case you missed my completely honest review, Twigby is a company dedicated to providing fantastic phone service at great prices. If you are looking for a great deal on a phone — either for yourself or your child — I’d highly recommend checking out what Twigby has to offer.

What I love about Twigby:

  1. There is not a contract and there are no activation or termination fees. Unlike traditional cell phone companies, they give you the ability to create your own custom, prepaid plan — without a contract or an unnecessary activation fee.
  2. It’s affordable. When I visited the Twigby site for the first time, I was shocked at how affordable their plans were! Their basic phone plans start as low as $9 per month! They have a variety of plans, including those that offer unlimited texting and the option to include data. Check out their calculator here to see how much you could save by switching to Twigby.
  3. It’s flexible. My favorite part about their service (in addition to their great prices!) is that they offer plan flexibility with the ability to change plans or phones at any time for free.
  4. They offer free overage protection. You can rest easy in knowing that you will never be charged for overages without your go-ahead! You have complete control.
  5. They have a referral program. You can email your friends a special link and, if your friend signs up through your link, you’ll both automatically receive a $20 credit 45 days from your friend’s activation date! Read more about their referral program here.
  6. It’s super easy to get started. You don’t have to mess with going to a store and picking out a phone plan. You just go to their site, pick your phone plan and either switch your current phone over or get a new phone, and they get it all set up for you.
  7. They offer a variety of phones to choose from. You can choose a phone as basic as a flip phone or get something as fancy as an iPhone 5S or SE. Go here to check out all of their phone options.
  8. Coverage is good. We got to try out the Twigby phone service for two months and were very impressed with how great the coverage was. We never had one time that we had any issues with the coverage. Twigby customers use not one, but two of the nation’s largest nationwide networks!

Win a phone of your choice plus 6 months of free service from Twigby!!

One lucky reader will win a FREE phone of your choice and six months of FREE cell phone service (taxes and fees excluded).

Choose from any of their phones (including smartphone and iPhone options) and any data/minutes plan that best fits your needs.

Go here to enter this giveaway for your chance to win.

Winner will be selected in a random drawing from all entries received at the link above on or before June 15, 2017. Comments left directly on this post do not count as entries.

Save on Pura D’or thickening hair care products + a hair care giveaway!

(Note: This post was sponsored by 2-Minute Club. Read our disclosure policy here.)

If you struggle with thin and weak hair, Pura D’or might be a great product to try! Pura D’or shampoo and conditioner helps thicken, strengthen, and energize your hair from root to tip — which helps reduce hair thinning due to breakage.

There are so many factors that can contribute to thinning hair, including hormones, stress, diet, and even lower quality hair care products. Pura D’or aims to combat that in a natural, chemical-free way to bring life and volume back to your hair.

This best selling shampoo has a huge following and over 13,000 raving reviews of just how great this stuff works!

Highlights of this shampoo/conditioner set:

  • Blend of 17 key active ingredients help reduce hair loss due to breakage
  • Helps regenerate & revitalize follicles
  • Vitamin Infused
  • Revives damaged and distressed hair, leaving it healthier looking and smoother
  • Supports healthy scalp, regenerates hair, and revitalizes follicles
  • Adds body, increases volume, and thickens hair

Pura D’or is great for:

  • Thinning hair
  • Hair loss due to breakage
  • Frizzy hair
  • Distressed hair
  • Less hair in the drain due to breakage
  • Damaged and chemically treated, colored hair

I’ve enjoyed getting to try out Pura D’or and have been using it for the past 5-6 weeks and really like it.

I don’t struggle with thin or weak hair as I was blessed with my mom’s very thick hair. Changing my diet has made my hair even healthier. However, I do struggle with frizz and I do get my hair colored regularly and I blow dry it at least once a week.

Coloring your hair (even at a more natural salon) and blow-drying it (even once a week) can damage your hair over time. So I love using this shampoo and conditioner knowing that it is made with natural, organic, plant-based ingredients that will help to strengthen my hair and keep it healthy and smoother.

One thing I’ve noticed since I’ve started using Pura D’or  is that a little bit goes a very long way, so you only need to use a tiny amount when you wash your hair for it to get really clean and look really healthy.

It’s more expensive than typical shampoo you might buy at the grocery store, drug store, or big box store, but it lasts a lot, lot longer. In fact, one bottle should last for months and months — especially if you’re like me and only wash your hair every 5-6 days!

Save on Pura D’or hair care!

You already save 33% with membership pricing when you order through the 2-Minute Club, but on top of that, 2-Minute Club is offering readers an exclusive savings offer!

The first 100 people to use code MONEYSAVING at checkout will receive $20 off + free shipping on their first order of Pura D’Or shampoo and conditioner.

Just go here to get started and use your coupon code.

Win a bundle of Pura D’or products!

In addition to the savings offer, the folks over at 2-Minute Club are also giving away a Pura D’or hair care products bundle to one lucky reader! The bundle includes the pro organic shampoo and conditioner set plus argan oil!

Use the form below to enter the giveaway.

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Save on Nexxus Hair Care at Walmart + enter to win a $100 Walmart gift card!

{This post is sponsored by Mirum Shopper Opinions. The giveaway portion is sponsored and provided by Read my disclosure policy here.}

Is this season making your hair feel dry and lifeless lately? Nexxus has a goal to take the complexity out of getting beautiful hair by providing a step by step process that is based on simple science.

Nexxus believes that the key to gorgeous hair is not what you put on your hair, but rather what you put IN your hair. Their Nexxus Therappe and Humectress regimen helps replenish hair hydration and lock in moisture from within for 24 hours. Each product has a caviar and protein complex extracted from nature and perfected by science — which helps restore and maintain vital moisture in your hair.

And right now Walmart is offering some great savings on Nexxus hair care products! The 33-ounce bottles are on rollback by $2, which makes the shampoo $16.97 and the conditioner $25.97. On top of that, you can earn a $3 Ibotta rebate on any size bottle through the end of the month.

When you combine these savings, you’re scoring a rare discount on Nexxus products!

Would you like to win a $100 Walmart Gift Card?

I have a $100 Walmart gift card to give away! To enter to win, head over to this post on our Facebook Page and leave a comment sharing why you’d like to try Nexxus Hair Care. I’ll choose a winner from the comments to win a $100 Walmart gift card!

How an Internet Friendship Changed My Life

(Note: This post is sponsored by B&H Publishing Group. Read our disclosure policy here.)

Lisa-Jo and I met online soon after I began blogging (maybe in 2008 0r 2009?). We had mutual friends, we read some of the same blogs, and we started to get to know one another a little bit from the internet.

We met briefly in person at the Relevant Conference in 2010. Little did I know at the time that this was a woman who was going to profoundly impact my life.

I actually arrived at that conference wounded and hurting from a recent internet friendship break-up. I remember distinctly feeling so jaded by internet friendships that I told myself, “I will never be close friends with another blogger again.”

So, I wanted to put up pretty strong walls at that conference just to be safe. But there was such warmth and authenticity and kindness oozing from the women at this conference that I just couldn’t keep those walls there for long!

Lisa-Jo was one such woman who I almost instantly fell in love with. She was honest and funny, but most of all, when you were talking with her, you could tell that she really, really, really cared about you and your soul.

Over the next few years, we saw each other at multiple conferences and got to know one another a little better. And each time, I fell more in love with her. I was still leery of internet friendships, but I couldn’t get enough of her warm personality, so more and more, I let my thick walls down and let myself begin trusting her.

In 2013, Lisa-Jo asked me to read a pre-release copy of her new book, Surprised By Motherhood. Now you have to know this: I get asked to read pre-release copies of books a lot. I usually say no because, well, you know there are things like laundry and dishes and kids to care for… and if I said yes to every request, I’d probably never get a chance to sleep! 🙂

But I said yes to Lisa-Jo because she’d been such a cheerleader of me and I was excited about the opportunity to support her. Little did I dream what God had in store for the future through that pre-release copy of her book!

I loved Surprised By Motherhood so very much that I wrote her and — uncharacteristically — asked her if there was any way I could help her promote it. I look back and know beyond a shadow of a doubt that it was God who prompted me to ask that!

Well, the email she sent back just blew me away. She shared with me about this huge vision she has to impact the culture in South Africa — where she grew up, where three of her siblings are adopted from, and where her parents still live and minister.

As she shared about this massive dream she had to encourage women around the globe to come together to change a community of kids in South Africa, I knew I had to tell my readers about it.

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Lisa-Jo didn’t know I was going to blog about it. We hadn’t talked ahead of time about the best strategy or post time or anything like that.

She just put her post up, I followed up with a post encouraging you all to Fall in Love With the World Next Door, and then dozens upon dozens of our readers and blog friends shared those posts with their friends.

We were absolutely humbled and stunned and overwhelmed by the donations and emails that came in — from all over the world. Hundreds of you gave.

It was one of the most beautiful Valentine’s Days I’ve ever celebrated. Because of your giving hearts, a community center, veggie garden, and playground was funded for the Maubane community in South Africa.

It still gives me goosebumps to think about.

But I had this nagging feeling that this wasn’t the end of the road for my involvement in South Africa. My heart kept feeling a pull that we were supposed to do something more.

I didn’t know what that more looked like, but I just felt like we weren’t done there yet. Lisa-Jo felt the same way.

And then one day, she asked me, “Would you like to GO with me to South Africa?”

Even though it scared me so much, even though I’d never really traveled outside the US before, even though I have a huge fear of the unknown, and even though it meant an 18-hour plane ride there and back, I said yes!


As my long-time readers well know, that trip changed my life.

I went to South Africa with Lisa-Jo to investigate the work there. I thought I was going so that I could see the playground, the water point, and the community garden that our blogs had fundraised for.

I had no idea that I was going to fall madly in love with this country and come back home with a longterm dream and vision of how our business and family could come alongside and support the work of Take Action Ministry.

But that’s what happened. And it was pretty overwhelming and exciting all at once.

When I got back home, I proposed to Jesse that we would fund the operational expenses of the ministry out of our personal budget.

Even though he hadn’t traveled to South Africa with me (yet!), even though he hadn’t met the wonderful folks from Take Action Ministry (yet!), and even though he hadn’t experienced any of the amazing experiences I had or seen anything firsthand, he didn’t bat an eye.

He did the math, rearranged our budget, and said, “I’m all in!”

Jesse has supported me in this crazy dream that God has given me ever since then. However, this is no longer just my dream and my thing. South Africa has become our family’s calling


Getting to go with my family and having Jesse and the kids fall in love, too, was one of the greatest experiences of my life. My friends in South Africa became their friends. My love for South Africa became their love. My strong and burning passion to make a difference in this country became their passion, too.

We’ve gotten to help build buildings and classrooms there, come alongside and encourage and support the locals, see amazing progress and change in the different Centres there in just a short few years, be a part of helping hundreds of kids have food and care and education every single day, and even take a group of readers to South Africa with us and have them fall in love with the country and the work there, too.

None of this would have happened if it weren’t for what started as an internet friendship with a woman named Lisa-Jo.

Lisa-Jo has shown me through her life what guilt-free, authentic relationship looks like. She’s walked it out as my friend.

And she’s the absolute perfect person to have written the brand-new book, Never Unfriended. This book is packed with encouragement and much-needed advice and encouragement for building and keeping lasting relationships with other women.

Deep, authentic relationships with other women is not something that is just reserved for a few, special, extroverted people. It’s something we all can experience.

And as someone who has struggled to build relationships, who has made many mistakes, and who has been hurt and burned in the past by other women, I can tell you that — for most of us — it takes work. It won’t just happen.

It takes being willing to step out of our comfort zones, show up, and not try to pretend we have it all together. It takes being uncomfortable, being honest, and being forgiving.

But it is so very, very worth it!

If you’ve struggled to develop meaningful relationships, if you’ve wished you could go deeper in your current relationships, if you’ve ever wondered whether authentic friendship was even possible, if you’ve felt lonely and left out, if you’ve been hurt or wounded in the past, Never Unfriended is for you.

Not sure if the book is for you? Get a sampler of the book that allows you to read the first two chapters for FREE. Just go here, enter you name and e-mail address, and the PDF of the sampler will be e-mailed to you!

Want to win a copy of the book + a $50 DaySpring gift card for you and a friend??

I’m excited because two readers will each receive a FREE copy of the Never Unfriended book and a $50 DaySpring gift card, plus an extra prize pack to give to a friend!

Use the form below to enter the giveaway.

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Enter to win an Apple TV from JellyTelly!

Who wants to win an Apple TV?? I’m super excited to announce that JellyTelly is offering a FUN giveaway this week — and they are giving away an Apple TV to one reader!

JellyTelly is a kids’ streaming video app that allows you to instantly stream hundreds of hours of fun, family-friendly videos and movies for kids about God, the Bible, and faith.

JellyTelly was started by VeggieTales® and What’s in the Bible? creator Phil Vischer – a trusted voice in Christian children’s entertainment. He and the JellyTelly team work with the best voices in Christian family entertainment to provide new and classic shows the whole family will love.

We signed up for JellyTelly last year and our kids have loved using some of their daily movie time gathered around the computer or TV watching shows from it. I love that it offers a wide variety of fun and engaging entertainment options for kids, but that I don’t have to worry whether the content is safe or kid-friendly.

If you’ve been reading here for a long time, you know that our kids LOVE the What’s In The Bible? videos, so of course, those are some of our favorites from JellyTelly. But they also have many other great videos — including VeggieTales®, Hillsong Kids, the Jesus Storybook Bible, and many more!

In fact, they currently offer 1553 different episodes from 115 different shows — enough to keep kids entertained for a very long time! You can play the videos directly on a laptop or desktop computer or through the JellyTelly streaming video app.

The JellyTelly app is available for iOS, Android, Roku, and Kindle. We’ve used both the online site on our desktop computer and the app on our phones and not had any issues with either.

If you watch a show and you or your kids really love it, you can choose to click “Favorite” on it to add it to your My Favorites list. Your Playlist and Favorites list can be accessed from the menu button.

JellyTelly wants to encourage families to make screen time more meaningful. You can sign up at the bottom of any page on their site for their free weekly 5-minute family video devotional designed to foster important conversations with your kids about their faith.

You can go here to watch a video about JellyTelly to learn more about their overall mission and how it works.

Get a FREE 7-day trial to JellyTelly!

Want to try JellyTelly out? They are offering readers the opportunity to get a completely free 7-day trial + a free 50-page coloring pack. AND, when you sign up, you’ll be entered to win an Apple TV (see below).

Just use coupon code MSMEASTER to get a completely free one-week trial!

(Payment information is required when you sign up for the trial. If you do not wish to continue your membership once the free trial is up, visit the JellyTelly website and click on “Cancel Membership” on the “My Account” page and follow the instructions for cancellation under the heading “Cancel Membership.”)

Note: If you’re a PayPal user, you won’t be able to apply the coupon code directly, but you can email the amazing Customer Experience team ( with your JellyTelly account email and the coupon code “MSMEASTER” to be able to apply it.

Win an Apple TV from JellyTelly!

JellyTelly is offering an exclusive giveaway opportunity to readers! Sign up for a JellyTelly trial with code MSMEASTER (see details above), and you’ll automatically be entered in a giveaway for:

Giveaway runs until March 28, 2017. JellyTelly will contact the winner by email.

Fine print: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Open to individuals who are legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are age 16 or older at the time of entry. Void where prohibited.

How to enter the giveaway: Visit HERE during the Contest Period and fill out this form to enter OR by visiting during the Contest Period and beginning a free JellyTelly trial using the code MSMEASTER. By entering your email address, you are agreeing to join the JellyTelly email list. You can unsubscribe from this list at any time.

(Note: This post was underwritten by JellyTelly. Read our disclosure policy here.)

Enter to win a $5,000 home renovation from Lowe’s!

Save 3% on the purchase of your next home + enter to win a $5,000 home renovation from Lowe's!

Are you thinking about buying or selling a home in the near future? If so, GoldenKey might be a great option for you!

GoldenKey is a commission free real estate company backed by Lowe’s Home Improvement. They allow home buyers to get a 3% commission rebate on the purchase of a home after the sale — the amount they would have traditionally paid the realtor. Customers can also sell a home commission-free.

GoldenKey recognized the value that a realtor brings to the complex home buying and selling process, but they felt that the industry’s commission-based model was outdated and in need of an updated approach that helped consumers.

GoldenKey’s mission is to turn agents into allies and flip the traditional commission-based realtor model on its head. They seek to help home buyers avoid going into debt to pay closing costs and commission fees, preserve & increase their home equity, and help them build greater personal wealth.

GoldenKey is a unique solution that provides access to comprehensive and tailored realtor services without paying the high commission. Here’s how it works:

  • Home buyers and sellers can choose from one of three tailored packaged realtor services — all for a clear upfront one-time fee that is paid upon closing.
  • If a customer doesn’t need an entire package, they can select the individual jobs they need as one-off services — such as arranging a house viewing or negotiating an offer.
  • The most comprehensive package that GoldenKey offers costs a maximum of $3,199, which is an attractive alternative to paying the 3% commission fee that is normal when hiring a realtor.
  • With a straight forward and clear fee structure, prospective buyers and sellers can get all the assistance they need and receive at least a 3% reimbursement of their home’s value upon completion.

GoldenKey’s average customer saves over $12,000 when they buy or sell a home using their service!

All of its agents are fully qualified and most are contracted workers, which means they are also able to work for other real estate companies. By joining GoldenKey’s network an agent can choose to accept a job if they have the time, safe in the knowledge that they will be paid for the services they provide.

GoldenKey’s website and mobile application works like a digital marketplace, connecting home buyers and sellers to local certified realtors in return for an affordable upfront fee.

Would you like to win a $5,000 home renovation from Lowe’s?

To celebrate their recent million dollar funding from Lowe’s, GoldenKey is running a contest for one person to win a $5,000 home renovation from Lowe’s!

Just use the form below to enter for your chance to win.

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(Note: This post was underwritten by GoldenKey. Read our disclosure policy here.)