Wednesday, June 30, 2010

MyBlogSpark Jiffy Lube Giveaway!

I am very excited, MyBlogSpark has enabled me to host my very first giveaway!

I think that taking care of your car and doing preventative maintenance is essential to being a good steward of your car and helping to me being more sustainable by keeping what you have in good working order.

I was provided a $35 gift card for an oil change at my local Jiffy Lube (you can find yours at  I have to say the service I received that day was wonderful.  I didn't feel pressured into the other services they suggested or asked me about.  The oil change was completed very quickly.  I was pleasantly surprised to be walked to my car and having the door opened for me after the service was complete, that was such a nice touch.

The Jiffy Lube I went to was offering a special at the time I went by and so I was able to get a great deal on a synthetic oil change, we prefer synthetic if we can afford the cost difference.  If there is not a special when you stop by be sure to try and use this coupon for your service.  A nice site for motor oil information is, it includes a fun interactive quiz to test your motor oil knowledge.

For a chance to win a $35 Jiffy Lube Gift Card leave a separate comment for each entry from the list below:

*Let me know your score in the M.O.M. Knows Best game at 
*Tell me something interesting you found interesting on the 
*Link to this giveaway from your blog 
*Let me know how you found this giveaway/my blog

Giveaway ends at midnight on July 7th, my anniversary :)

I was provided the $35 Gift Card from and Shell Lubricants through MyBlogSpark, the opinions and experience expressed are my own.

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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Review: Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman's Soul

Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman's Soul (Revised and Expanded)

By John & Stasi Eldredge

 Captivating is a book for and about women.  It is about setting women's hearts free and releasing them to be all they were meant to be, well what it is supposed to be about.

I didn't love this book.  I didn't feel there was a strong theological basis for some of the statements made about God and His purpose and design for women.  There were points that sounded very good, but left me wondering how in context a verse was applied or the scriptural basis.  I came away feeling as if women were exalted above God.  While I do agree that women want to be romanced and loved and that God has a special way to love women, I don't think that God thinks women are just the utmost of creation.  There are many relations to pop-culture, some of which I had no clue because I had not seen such and such a movie.  I enjoyed some of Mrs. Eldredge's stories of her testimony and think there are lessons to be learned, but just felt the Biblical basis was stretch.  I also really liked the velum type cover, I had never seen a book jacket like that, very pretty.

I was provided a free copy of this book for the purposes of review, the opinions expressed are my own.