FAVORITE THINGS + A SUMMER GIVEAWAY

I am SO excited about this giveaway for you! I have teamed up with several wonderful businesses and artists to bring you an assortment of goodies you are going to love this summer!

Before I jump into what is up for grabs in MY giveaway, you must know about the 8 OTHER giveaways that are all happening right now. To see each gift up close, and to enter to win, visit each site to fill out their entry forms.

It’s possible you could win more than ONE!

When you visit each blog take a look around. This is a great list of amazing bloggers and I know you’ll love each one of them. These precious bloggers (who all love Jesus!) are tearing the blog world UP with their commitment to helping women know God more, serve their families well, and be encouraged on the journey. Plus, their giveaways are AMAZING, so make sure you enter to win their giveaways, too!

**Click any AND ALL of these links to enter to win the incredible giveaways going on at each of these fabulous sites!**

1. Happy Home Fairy // 2. Ale & Tere // 3. The Littles and Me // 4. Erika Dawson – Faithful Moms // 5. Filled with the Word // 6. The Olive Tree Blog // 7. The Purposeful Mom // 8. Meaningful Mama // 9. Frugal Coupon Living

Without further ado, here is what is up for grabs in MY giveaway!

These are on my top summer fave list…

Pink grapefruit Neutrogena Oil-Free Cleansing Wipes

These wipes smell incredible and they are a great summer staple when you’re on the go.

The Honest Company hand sanitizer spray Orange with Aloe

I love this brand and this hand sanitizer smells like summer in a tube.  It also has natural ingredients and it’s easy to throw in your purse and go.

Burt’s Bees #bringbackthebees Pink Grapefruit moisturizing lip balm

This lip balm is smooth and has a light grapefruit scent.  I love it.  It smells like a grapefruit drink.

Sally Hansen Insta-dry “Peachy Breeze” and “Clearly Quick” nail color 

Guys I’m wearing this color right now. It’s so fun and perfect for the pool or beach

Maybelline’s “Peach Buff” Matte/Mat lip color

This Maybelline Mat lip color goes on smooth and it’s my #1 shade. You can dress it up or wear it everyday.

Summertime flamingo lunch napkins

Guys… these can make any Instagram picture look festive and like you’re in Tahiti.  Also, I pull them out during family dinner and they make Nebraska’s cool weather feel like Florida!

Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp 

This parenting book has been a gift from God to my mama heart.  So much wisdom in here! I plan on reading this book (again) this summer and I know it will bless you and your children as much as it has blessed me.

2ECOND LIFE by Chesapeake Bay Candle “Aloe Woods” scent 

This is my post dinner scent. After the house is all picked up and my kiddos are getting ready for bed, I light this candle.  It makes the entire house feel like I’m on an island somewhere and helps me relax at the end of the day.

What do you think?!

Would you like to win all of these amazing prizes?!

FOUR ways to enter:

1. Subscribe to Ale and Tere

see the top right of the site (right under my bio) enter your email and hit subscribe!

You’ll get an email from me, make sure to confirm your email and you are set!

2.Follow @ale_and_tere on Instagram 

3. Follow @aleandtere on Facebook

4. Enter your email address below

 

*The winner will be randomly chosen*

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only (apologies to my sweet international readers!). The giveaway will end at 12:00 am on Monday, May 29 (EST). A winner will be selected shortly after and notified by e-mail. If winner does not respond within 24 hours, a second winner will be chosen. Thank you for being a part of this fun giveaway!

I can’t wait to see who wins! Make sure to HOP to the other blogs and make some new, inspiring friends!

**Click the links below to learn more about these amazing bloggers!**

Julie Brasington is the wife of a South Florida Worship Pastor and mom of 2 boys. She writes at Happy Home Fairy where you can find easy craft ideas, FREE printables, simple recipes, corny jokes, holiday fun, thoughts on raising kids, and encouragement for moms.

Ashley is the wife of her entrepreneur husband, Philip, and mama to two sweet girls. She’s also the arts and crafts lover, blocks builder, everyday celebrator, and mama encourager behind The Littles and Me—where she shares kids activities, simple ideas for family fun and encouragement for mamas. She believes in celebrating everyday moments, the power of play and spreading freshly squeezed joy along the way!

Teresa (Tere) from Ale & Tere is married to her high school sweetheart and they have three beautiful babies. They recently moved their family from sunny South Florida to the suburbs of Nebraska and are documenting their travel experiences, parenting journey, growing faith and pieces of their everyday life. You can find Teresa with a baby on her lap, homeschooling her five year old, chasing after a mischievous pooch and drinking cold coffee (because she never gets to it in time). Teresa’s hope is to encourage other moms to embrace motherhood in all of it’s beautiful and chaotic splendor and to always always always point others to Christ!

Erika Dawson is a writer and speaker who is passionate about God’s Word and prayer. She writes at FaithfulMoms.org sharing Biblical teaching, grace-filled encouragement, and practical tools for moms to connect with God, walk faithfully in their callings, and lead their kids to Jesus. She and her husband live in the Chicagoland area with their four incredible kids.

A wife and mother after God’s heart, FilledWithTheWord tends to the hearts of women of all ages and shines a bright light to the Gospel of Jesus Christ while providing encouragement to all through the sweet promises that God has for His people. Courtney can’t wait to meet you right where you’re at and follow along!

Christina married a music man, who also happened to be her high school sweetheart. Together they have four children and one crazy labrador. She blogs about faith, family, travel, baking, cooking, and everyday life. She blogs at The Olive Tree.

At The Purposeful Mom, Jenn seeks to equip women to be strengthened in their faith, teach their children truth and grace, create a peaceful home (so they can keep the urgent from crowding out the important), and live purposefully without the pressure to be perfect.
Parenting isn’t easy, but it’s so important. Meaningful Mama is a corner of the web that inspires an intentional and creative family life. While keeping it real, Jodi provides practical activities, tips and stories that encourage moms.
Stretching your pennies, while saving your daughters. Frugal Coupon Living is a daily lifestyle blog featuring handpicked deals for fashion, recipes, crafts, coupons and more. Behind the scenes, Ashley Langston is a DC-metro blogger on the hunt for current trends and hot deals. As seen on Dr. Phil and the Rachael Ray Show.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALE | 31

Today is a very important day in our home.  It’s this guy’s 31st birthday!!! I wanted to stop by and share how much we love him and how happy we are that we get to celebrate HIM today.  He’s at work today but you better believe that we will be spending all day plotting away to see how we can surprise and celebrate him.  There’s talk of balloons, cake and frozen confetti!

Alex and I have known each other since we were  13  and I can’t tell you how happy I that He is the man I get to spend the rest of my life with.  He ‘s so thoughtful and kind and incredibly PATIENT.  He has a way of making others feel so special and is always giving of himself.  He loves our kids unconditionally and makes the best butternut squash soup whenever we’re sick.

He gets more handsome every year… in a sophisticated and distinguished kind of way. Like James Bond.

He works so hard for our family and asks for very little in return and is always so supportive of my dreams.  Like, when I said I wanted to be a blogger, he bought me a computer and when I said I wanted to start a business he was right there with me thinking of names and possibilities. He’s always up to throw the kids in the van and drive us wherever my heart desires and when I call him at 8pm and ask him to bring home some dinner…. he’s right there with my favorite meal.

He always finds a way to be our steady when I’m in the clouds thinking of crazy ideas and points my heart back to Christ when I stray.

For these things and SO MANY MORE, I love him. I love him with everything in me and I am so happy that I get to be loved by him.

Happy birthday my sweet husband! I love you more every day!

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SEEDLINGS AND SOME THOUGHTS

 

A couple of weeks ago we started our seedlings for Grace’s flower garden.  It was a cold morning and honestly it seemed like spring would never show up.  Today we had 80 degree weather and played with water on the deck.  The kids had a blast and had no problem falling asleep that night. It felt a little like home.

I feel like living in Nebraska can only get better from here.  Winter was hard on all of us.  It was fun and exciting (because ultimately it was our first winter) but it was cold. So cold that it didn’t matter how many blankets you had on, there was no warming up.

But… lets focus on the good things yea?

I’ll never forget the first time Grace saw snow.  She opened the blinds of the hotel room we were staying at temporarily and shouted “SNOW! I KNEW IT WAS REAL, I KNEW IT!” That was such a sweet moment.

Also, the first time we played in the snow…  It took me 25 minutes to get the kids all geared up and out-the-door, but it was so worth it.  Alex made a pseudo-snow slide on our front lawn and off we all went. We also made a snowman!!!  No one wanted to come inside. Our noses were cold and our eyes were watery but we didn’t care.  It was so much fun.

Bauer was not so excited about the snow.  We got him a bright red coat and a tower of blankets for him to sleep in/on/over.

For me, winter was eye-opening.  It was a sanctifying few months, a time of growth and reflection.  This winter I learned that I am stronger than I thought I was, I learned how to love from a distance, how to depend solely on God for my every emotional need and how to support (really support) my husband.  I saw firsthand the affect that sunshine has on my life and I learned to thank God for the rain and cloudy days. I’m also learning for the first time to embrace seasons, knowing that it’s only a matter of time before they’re over and the day will come when we can fling the front door wide open!

I hope you all have a wonderful Friday and a beautiful Mother’s day weekend!

What you may have missed:

New favorite song and new favorite picture 

Fried Plantains with Spicy Aioli

Butternut Squash and Sausage Casserole 

Killing it a the #whole30 game!

 

 

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