Friday, December 29, 2017

Super Saturday Giveaway Linky (December 30, 2017-January 5, 2018)

Welcome to the first Super Saturday Giveaway Linky of the new year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and are looking forward to a fresh new year! Let's celebrate by entering some giveaways! Check out the great prizes listed in the linky below and on my right sidebar. Feel free to share your own giveaways in the linky. And be sure to tell your social media friends about this page. Happy 2018!

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Tips for Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

I recently asked people for their best bedtime tips. If you struggle with getting a good night’s sleep, perhaps one of these ideas will work for you!

Eliminate stress. Don't do stressful things like looking at bills or having a difficult conversation before bedtime. Write down your worries and put them away. Get things ready for the next day so your to-do list doesn’t keep you awake.

People are divided on the issue of noise. Some say the room should be quiet, with no TV or other noise. Others recommend using a sound machine or a fan for white noise, watching TV or listening to soothing music.

People were also divided on the issue of food or drink. Some said to avoid them 1-2 hours before bedtime so you don’t have to use the bathroom at night. Others say a cup of chamomile or herbal tea, milk or warm cocoa helps them to sleep. Avoid caffeine.

Massage your feet or have your partner give you a massage!

Keep the room cool. Turn down the heat (or turn up the air conditioning, depending on the season).

Read a book.

Keep the room dark. Consider purchasing blackout curtains or shades, or use a sleep mask.

Stop using all gadgets, electronics and computers an hour before sleeping.

Use lavender oil in a diffuser.

Do breathing exercises.

Take a bath before bed.

Keep regular hours. Go to bed at the same time every night if possible and get up at the same time every morning.

Use soft sheets, a comforter or quilt, and pajamas.

Make sure you have a comfortable pillow and mattress, like a memory foam hybrid mattress from Tomorrow Sleep. (Get $150 off any $500 purchase from Tomorrow Sleep with the code SUSAN150 if you purchase by 12/31/17.)

Do you have any sleep tips that aren’t covered here? Feel free to comment!

Disclosure: I received free product samples from Tomorrow Sleep as a thank you for promoting their products.

Winners in December 2017

Karen Neuburger Women's Robe

Congratulations to the winners: Mary S. and Richard H.!

Beer Bucket Gift Set from

Congratulations to the winner: Julie W.!

$40 Gift Pack of MAM Products Including Winter Pacifiers

Congratulations to the winner: Rachel G.!

Coobie Seamless Bra

Congratulations to the winners: Julie L. and Nicky H.!

ALTAR EGOS Release Giveaway: Free Digital Film Rental from

Congratulations to the winner: Christina S.!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Send a Mystery Tackle Box to All of the Anglers and Fishing Enthusiasts in Your Life

Christmas may be over, but there are still plenty of gift-giving opportunities throughout the year, such as birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine's Day, Father's Day, and more! Here's a great idea for those special occasions: a Mystery Tackle Box!

Mystery Tackle Box is the #1 fishing tackle subscription service offering anglers and fishing enthusiasts a fun and affordable way to discover new fishing lures, learn new techniques and catch more fish! Enjoy a monthly box full of new and innovative fishing lures and products, content on how to use everything, plus stickers and special offers.

I received a Mystery Tackle Box for review, and it is awesome! Check out the goodies inside:

Here's what you see when you open the box

All the goodies that were inside! 

A closer look at the fishing lures
There are two different subscription plans -- both very affordable -- that include free shipping. You also get to select the species you want to catch: bass, inshore saltwater, ice fishing, walleye, panfish, catfish or trout. You can pause or cancel the subscription at any time.  Or get a gift certificate for someone special!

And if you hurry, there's a few days left on my Promo Code, which saves you $10 off your first box!

Promo code: USFAM10

Coupon valid through December 31, 2017.

A Mystery Tackle Box subscription is a unique way to celebrate a special occasion throughout the year. Visit to learn more!

Disclosure: I received a complimentary Mystery Tackle Box to facilitate this review.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas from Susan Heim on Parenting

Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!
~2 Corinthians 9:15

Friday, December 22, 2017

Super Saturday Giveaway Linky (December 23-29, 2017)

Welcome to the Christmas edition of the Super Saturday Giveaway Linky! I hope you all are enjoying the season with family or friends. If you have a little time off during the holidays, be sure to visit this page to see what giveaways have been added. Here's your chance to win some extra gifts for yourself or a loved one! If you're hosting a giveaway on your blog, feel free to share it in the linky. And don't forget to post this link on your social media sites. Happy holidays!

Fairy Wishes 1-2-3 Book Tour and Giveaway for a Signed Hardcover Book

Fairy Wishes 1-2-3
by Michele Barrow-Belisle
Genre: Children's Fantasy Picture Book

A tale of two little fairies of different ethnicities, backgrounds and environments, who are envious of the things the other gets to do … from catching shooting stars to playing the guitar. 

They decide to trade places, but soon realize that being someone else isn't as much fun as they thought. The girls quickly discover the importance of just being themselves.

**99 cents on Amazon!

A dreamer at heart, Michele Barrow-Belisle has always lived with one foot in this reality and one foot in another, one of her own imagining. So it follows that she would grow up to write about and sculpt the characters from those enchanting worlds she knows and loves so well. As a fan of everything romantic, her young adult novels are populated with witches and vampires and faeries. Michele resides in southern Canada with her hubby and son who indulge her passions for writing, reading, lattes and, most of all, chocolate. 

She also loves shoes. 

Did we mention the chocolate?

Follow the tour HERE for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!

Saturday, December 16, 2017

ALTAR EGOS: Now Available on DVD and Digital! Giveaway for a Digital Film Rental from

This holiday season, watch this inspirational film with your family!

About the Film
Desperate to see their church grow, Pastor John (Robert Amaya, MOM’S NIGHT OUT, COURAGEOUS) and wife Betsy (Erin Bethea, FIREPROOF) do the unthinkable and change their church Christmas pageant. Flabbergasted, elderly choir director Mary Margaret (Sallie Wanchisn) leads the choir to boycott. Facing termination, Pastor John resorts to disguising himself as an old man to bridge the generation gap, win over Mary, and lead the choir back to the church. When he discovers that the wounds run deeper than he first suspected, Pastor John must learn to love the unlovable or risk the ruin of his church and family. Also stars Victoria Jackson (SNL).

Watch this exclusive clip from the movie!

Visit the official film site:
Follow Altar Egos on Facebook:

Where to Buy ALTAR EGOS

ALTAR EGOS is now available on DVD and digital, for purchase or streaming.
Buy or rent digitally at Christian Cinema.

Amazon Prime Video
Stream FREE for Amazon Prime members.
Buy the DVD or rent or buy digitally.

Discover a new favorite movie this holiday season by watching ALTAR EGOS with your family!


One lucky winner will receive a FREE digital film rental from Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM ET on December 20, 2017.

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this film and a small gift card as thanks for promoting this film.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Super Saturday Giveaway Linky (December 16-22, 2017)

Hard to believe this is the last Super Saturday Giveaway Linky before Christmas arrives! Hope you all are making progress with your Christmas plans. When you're tired from all of the shopping, baking and planning, put your feet up and enter some giveaways! Check back daily to see what contests have been added to the linky below, as well as to my right sidebar. And if you're hosting a giveaway, feel free to share it in the linky and let your social media friends know about this page. Happy holidays!

Save 15% on All Little Passports Subscriptions!

**The links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link.

There's still time to give the perfect gift! Save 15% on ALL Little Passports gift subscriptions for kids! Plus, holiday delivery has been extended to 12/19!

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Find High-Quality Paper for All Your Printing Needs with Georgia-Pacific Paper from

My husband and I both do a lot of work from home, which means that we burn up a lot of paper. Needless to say, not all paper is alike. We need high-quality paper for many of our documents, but other times we're just printing out something that nobody will see but us. Sometimes, we print in color, but frequently black-and-white is fine. We recently had the opportunity to try GP Paper from Shoplet, and we were very impressed with it. They have several different kinds of paper to keep on hand and use depending on your needs.

Georgia-Pacific Spectrum Standard 92 Multipurpose Paper
This versatile paper comes with no frills or fuss -- just dependable quality you can trust for those daily tasks around the home or office. Ideal for one-sided, black-and-white, commonly printed documents.

Georgia-Pacific Spectrum Standard 96 Inkjet/Laser Paper
Enhanced with ColorLok Technology, this paper has extra brightness to improve contrast when printing in both color and black and white. Compatible with laser, inkjet and multifunction printers and copiers.

Georgia-Pacific Spectrum Premium 96 Inkjet/Laser Paper
Heavier weight and extra brightness for documents that stand out. Improves contrast for crisper colors while minimizing ink show-through on two-sided documents. Enhanced with Colorlok Technology.

Georgia-Pacific Spectrum Standard 92 11 30% Recycled Multipurpose Paper
GP Spectrum 30% Recycled paper is perfect for those everyday tasks around the home or office. This eco-friendly paper is just as high-performing and reliable as our non-recycled products. This paper is made of 30% post-consumer recycled fiber and is ideal for everyday printing needs like copies, drafts and emails.

We've been very pleased with all of the Georgia-Pacific papers from Shoplet. The quality is high, and I like that we have a choice of papers depending on our printing needs.

In addition to the products featured above, Shoplet has a huge selection of office supplies, cleaning supplies, and medical supplies. They even carry office furniture! In fact, they are the #1 e-tailer of business and office supplies. I hope you’ll stop by Shoplet today for all of your home, office and school supplies. You can also visit them through the following sites below:

Twitter: @Shoplet

Disclosure: I received complimentary product samples to facilitate my honest review, but all opinions are 100% my own.

Friday, December 08, 2017

Super Saturday Giveaway Linky (December 9-15, 2017)

The holiday season is in full swing! Let's celebrate by entering some giveaways! Check in daily to see what new prizes have been added to the linky below, as well as my right sidebar. If you've posted a giveaway on your blog, feel free to share it with us in the linky. And don't forget to share this page on your social media sites. Happy holidays!

Save $25 on Any New 12-Month Little Passports Subscription!

**The links in this post are affiliate links, and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link.

Give the gift of adventure this holiday. Little Passports subscriptions make the perfect gift, and the excitement lasts all year!

Save $25 on ANY 12-month Little Passports subscription! Find the perfect gift for kids of all ages -- but hurry, sale ends 12/11!

** This promotion is valid online only at To redeem, enter code GIFT10 or GIFT25 at checkout. $10 discount is valid on new 6-Month subscription products only and cannot be combined with any other offers and/or applied retroactively to previously placed orders. $25 discount is valid on new 12-Month subscription products only and cannot be combined with any other offers and/or applied retroactively to previously placed orders. Offer excludes shipping and taxes. Offer valid from December 8, 2017 through December 11, 2017 11:59PM EST.

Customize Your Dress Just the Way You Want It at eShakti!

Have you ever been on the hunt for the perfect dress, and every dress you found seemed to have one thing that you wished you could change? Maybe you wish it was longer, or had a certain neckline or longer sleeves. Now, you get to be the designer when you order from!

I was given the opportunity to customize and order an eShakti dress, and it was so much fun to make it just the way I wanted it! Here is the original design of the Floral Embellished Knit Dress I ordered:

Isn't it pretty? This particular dress comes in three color options, too. I'm a little wide in the hips, so I asked them to remove the pockets for a smoother effect. I also like a skirt that's a little longer, so I asked for the dress to end at mid-calf instead of at the knee, as shown on the model. The only thing I wish I had changed was the sleeves. They are banded and came out a little snug, so next time I'll know to go for a straight sleeve instead. (You can order different sleeve lengths or even go sleeveless.) All in all, I love my new dress! (That's me in the dress below.)

The embroidery on the dress is absolutely gorgeous, and the dress is so comfortable. I can't wait to wear it this holiday season and for any occasion when I want to dress to impress!

Since I ordered, eShakti has come up with an even more revolutionary feature! Now, you can mix and match fabrics and designs. For instance, if you like the fabric in one product and want to apply it to another silhouette, you got it! (See an example above.) This means your selections multiply hundreds of times, and you can get something that is uniquely you!

No more dragging yourself around the mall hunting for the perfect dress. With the thousands of options at eShakti, and the ability to customize, you're certain to find the dress that is just right for you! Visit today!

Disclosure: I received a complimentary product sample to facilitate my honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.

Product Review and Giveaway: Coobie Seamless Bras ~ The Most Comfortable Bra Ever! (2 Winners)

It can be difficult to find a comfortable bra. Many of them have straps that cut into the skin or wires that poke. I always dreaded purchasing bras in the past because I never knew if the one I planned to buy would become one of my favorites or one of my rejects. Then I found Coobie Seamless Bras. Of course, I was skeptical that they would become my new favorite bra, but I had nothing to lose by giving them a try -- and I'm thrilled that I did! 

Coobie Bras come in many different styles, but I opted for the Scoopneck (shown above). As you can see, it comes in many fun colors (there are even more choices than what you see in the photo), as well as neutrals. This bra fits sizes 32A to 36D, and while I can't vouch for everyone, it fits me beautifully! (I normally wear a 36C.) There are also sizes for fuller figures. It pulls over the head, so there are no scratchy clasps to fasten, and the straps are adjustable and removable. The padding inside the bra is also removable and replaceable. Best of all, this bra is super-soft. I don't even notice I'm wearing it as I go through my day. I love it! Coobie Bras also come in v-neck styles, trimmed in lace, or in other styles. In a nutshell, they have a bra for everyone! 

The icing on the cake is that you can't beat their prices! When you order at, their bras are only $22 each. And when you use the promo code below, you'll save even more! 

Save 30% off Coobie Seamless Bras at
Use code: USFG

If you're tired of uncomfortable bras, I hope you'll give Coobie Seamless Bras a try. I really love mine and will be ordering more in the future. They make great gifts, too! 


Two (2) lucky winners will receive a Coobie Seamless Bra of their choice! Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM EST on Friday, December 22, 2017.

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary product sample to facilitate my honest review.