Ellie Claire 365 Devotional Journals Review

Just like the art journals from Ellie Claire that I reviewed HERE, these year long devotional journals are GORGEOUS! 

My favorite of the three is the top one, ‘Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus’. The colors are perfect and I am so excited to dive into this in January.

Every page has a short devotional, a passage to read that coincides with the devotional and a space to journal and take notes.

They all also have that handy elastic closure and a bookmark! Ellie Claire doesn’t miss any details with any of her journals. I plan to give a few of these away as Christmas gifts this year, they are just so beautiful!

This one is a little more simple, I like that the the title is ‘Peace Begins With Me’ and that they made the pages look so relaxing and peaceful as well. So gorgeous!

This third one is just as beautiful, those peacocks are so pretty and you will find smaller images of them throughout the devotional. 

You can find all three of these beautiful devotionals on Amazon, it’s easy to shop, just click “Shop Now” on one of the images below (these are affiliate links that I could earn a small percentage from your purchases, all funds earned go directly back into my blog)! 

    

I received these journals for free in return for an honest review, all opinions and statements are my own.

Sing and Praise Planner Review

So far I’ve shared the Bible Activities book and the Christmas Around the World curriculum from Paradise Praises, today I’m excited to share one of the planners that you can purchase from Katie as well! I love printing and creating my own planners because it means I can make it exactly how I want to utilize it. I can combine different downloads and homemade sheets to fit my needs. I love this Sing and Praise Planner from Paradise Praises, it’s bright and colorful, has pages to print out onto sticker paper, calendar sheets and more! I’m still working on making my planner for the new year so I don’t have pictures to share of it just yet, but I wanted to share some of the gorgeous pages included in this planner.

You’ll find three pages of tabs and sticker designs that you can print on sticker paper, twelve pages of monthly dividers, four different pages you can choose from for monthly calendars (I love that these aren’t labeled so you can use them year after year), one page for your weekly calendar, one page for addresses, one page for passwords, one page for shopping lists (this one has two per page, so you can fold it in half to use both sides or tear in half to use one sheet), 2 pages of goals, one journaling page, one praise journaling page and two pages for devotional journaling.

This is an example of one of the sticker pages, this particular one has tabs and some fun round stickers you can utilize in your planner.

This is one of the monthly dividers. When I print these for my binder I plan to print them on heavy duty card stock and adding the included tabs so that I can easily turn to each month.

The is one of the four options you have for your monthly calendar. There is also a landscape option if you prefer and you’ll find other color options as well.

I’m not sharing ALL the fun extra pages, but this is one of my favorites so I wanted to include it. This is a page for devotional praise and I’ve already started utilizing it outside of my planner for my quiet time. It’s a great way to dive deeper into what you are studying and I’ve loved using it!

You can find this planner over on Paradise Praises HERE – for this particular planner you will have to join the Homeschool Library Membership for $9/month HERE. I have been considering joining as their are so many benefits to this membership.

Benefits include:

  • Printable membership card for homeschool teacher
  • Printable ID card for student
  • Access to the Paradise Praises Facebook community group
  • Monthly Q & A calls with Katie (the creator of Paradise Praises)
  • All 10 videos in the 10 Days to an Organized Homeschool Course
  • All About Money workbook
  • Spanish 1 Workbook
  • Bible Activities Genesis to Revelation (reviewed by me HERE) – digital download
  • Kids Travel Calendar – digital download
  • Resurrection Day Activity Book- digital download
  • Sing and Praise Planner – digital download
  • Personal Praise Planner – digital download
  • President’s Video-based Unit Study Guide
  • Elephants Planner – digital download
  • Checklist for an Organized Home – digital download
  • Everyday is a Holiday: 365 Days of Celebrations – digital download
  • Shark Week Unit Study – digital download
  • And an ENTIRE list of printable pages!

I’ve really enjoyed working with Katie this year on these reviews, she is providing some pretty phenomenal resources to homeschool families. Head on over to Paradise Praises to learn more!

I received a copy of this product and was compensated for my review. All opinions are my own and a positive review was not required.

Ellie Claire Art Journals Review

I am so excited to share these gorgeous journals with you! I knew I was going to love them when I received the opportunity to check them out but when I received them, I was blown away! They are so pretty! I’m a sucker for a good journal and I love using them for my bible study time and to jot down my prayers.

I’ve looked through all three and plan to utilize them all, but the one I am currently using is The Illustrated Word : An Illuminated Bible Coloring Journal. I just love this journal, it’s full of these gorgeous coloring pages, plenty of room to journal, and there are even little illustrations from the archives of the Museum of the Bible.

It is truly a beautiful journal. I’ve been using a variety of different markers, pens and colored pencils in my journal and the quality of the paper is superb. No bleeding, nothing smears, it’s perfect!

The second journal is the Illuminate Your Story Journal. Another gorgeous journal. I love that this one has a place to slide a pen on the binding and it has an elastic closure rubber band.

If you like Renaissance style lettering you’ll love this one, there is a brief history on Illuminated Letters at the front of the book and then it gives you instructions and steps on how to create them yourself! How cool is that?! What a fun way to add some art and hand lettering to your journal.

The journaling pages have little quotes here and there, the first one for instance, is from Laura Ingalls Wilder, “As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common, everyday blessings of our common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful.”

I also love that there is a keepsake pocket at the very back of the book, as well as a bookmark so that you can easily find your place! The pages on this one is also very durable and my markers don’t bleed through!

The third and last journal I have is the Faith & Lettering Journal – I think I’m most excited about diving into this one soon. I absolutely love the cover and that this one also has the spot on the binding for a pen.

In the first few pages you’ll find an introduction about faith and hand lettering and some tips on how to use this book. Throughout the book are these beautiful hand lettering pages with bible verses – they are seriously beautiful. The picture below is one of my favorites in the whole journal, it’s also one of my favorite verses!

One of my favorite aspects of this particular journal are the pages where you can practice hand lettering. There are verses you can trace and then practice doing on your own. Then there are pages with graphing paper like backgrounds where you can practice basic hand lettering. You’ll also find basic journaling pages and dotted pages to practice your writing even more.

I am also loving the style of binding that all three of these journals have. If you look closely you’ll see that the front and back covers stand out a bit and the binding is a canvas type of material. This allows the books to lay completely flat… and that is so important when you are trying to journal! Don’t you hate when your books don’t lay flat and you have to keep pushing them down as you write?!?

What do you think about these journals? Are you a fan of hand lettering? Which journal is your favorite? Tell me in the comments below! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts! And please keep an eye out for my next Ellie Claire review, I have some devotional journals you will LOVE!

You can purchase these journals on Amazon by clicking the images in this post or I’ve attached links to the titles of the books as well. You’ll find a lot more images of the inside of these journals and the prices are phenomenal! Happy journaling!

I received these journals for free in return for an honest review, all opinions and statements are my own.

Hillsong Kids – Can You Believe It DVD Review and GIVEAWAY!

Can you tell my kids were excited to check out this DVD? (Even Baby Bear! Ha!) We are a music loving family. My husband and I participate in our church’s praise band, so we are singing and playing music ALL the time. Worship is such a powerful way to connect with God, so I love that Hillsong has made music for our kids to worship with! This DVD is jam packed with some phenomenal songs that even the adults will enjoy. You’ll find “Can You Believe It” clips from Funny Man Dan, some select music videos, live in the studio clips and lyrical videos.

We’ve been using this DVD as a way to get some energy out. The kids love to dance, but they prefer dancing to videos… but we all know that YouTube has questionable ads sometimes, so I love that I can pop this DVD out and trust that the content is not only kid friendly but also showers my kids with the love of Jesus!

I’m even more excited that I get to share a copy with one of my readers! It’s easy to enter, just follow the instructions in the form below.

Hillsong Kids Can You Believe It DVD

 

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Chris Tomlin’s “Holy Roar” Album Review

One of my favorite things to review is MUSIC, we have some pretty amazing Christian artists right now. I’ve been pretty blown away by the lyrics and music that has come out lately and I feel like the Lord is really moving in a big way! Chris Tomlin does not disappoint with his new album, Holy Roar. The concept of Holy Roar is quoted as, “the freedom, the experience, the wonder of worship. It is seeing the church come together, hands lifted to God, pouring out our praise with an eternal song in our hearts. It’s every voice together, changing the way we worship.” I find that to be SO powerful.

Every song on this album is a powerful worship song that brings you closer to God as you sing, the lyrics and melodic music is exactly what you need for your time of worship. I imagine that we might end up singing some of these in my own church!

You can buy a copy of this album at most retail stores online, you can find out more HERE.