Tuesday, April 30, 2013

TruKid Giveaway!

Welcome to the TruKid Giveaway!
Hosted By Miss Frugal Mommy and Sponsored By TruKid
At TruKid, we believe natural doesn’t have to be boring!
And our all natural line of products certainly aren’t dull. We have combined exciting packaging and yummy scents with our Symbol System and fun educational materials to make using our products fun and easy! Everything from the light textures for quick and easy application to the great, cheerful scents that kids love; we make sure everything is kid approved. Parents have enough to worry about, let us help you teach your kids healthy skin care habits to last their lifetime.
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As a Mom of two on the go kids I can tell you that TruKids has some awesome products. We love the Super Bubble Bath. Most bubble baths are full of chemicals and not safe for your kids.
This one is worry free so you can have a Faith Filled Footsteps kind of day!
You can read the full review on Miss Frugal Mommy blog.
Enter to win in the Rafflecopter below, all entries will be verified, open to US residents.
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Disclosure: Miss Frugal Mommy and Faith Filled Footsteps is not responsible for prize fulfillment. I was not compensated for this post. This giveaway is no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. If you have any questions/concerns or would like your product featured in a giveaway, please contact Miss Frugal Mommy.

Oompa Geopuzzle Giveaway!

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Welcome to the Oompa Geopuzzle Giveaway
Hosted by Miss Frugal Mommy and Sponsored by Oompa Toys
GeoToys USA and World GeoPuzzle Combo Pack
Winner of numerous awards including the prestigious Dr. Toy Smart Play Smart Toy award, this exclusive GeoPuzzles 2-Pack includes a USA & Canada GeoPuzzle as well as a World GeoPuzzle. A fun way to learn about the world we live in, children and adults will love discovering where all the states, provinces, and countries are located! A fabulous learning puzzle that parents and children will enjoy together.
So we buy a lot of puzzles in this house my daughter is addicted to them.  I like to buy puzzles that are not only fun but educational.  These puzzles meet both of these needs and we just love them and hope you will too!
To learn more about this great product you can read Miss Frugal Mommy's review!
One winner will receive the USA and World Geopuzzle Combo Pack.
Enter to win in the rafflecopter below, all entries will be verified, open to US residents.
  a Rafflecopter giveaway   Disclosure: Miss Frugal Mommy and Faith Filled Footsteps is not responsible for prize fulfillment. I was not compensated for this post. This giveaway is no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. If you have any questions/concerns or would like your product featured in a giveaway, please contact Miss Frugal Mommy.

Chickens Chickens Everywhere........

For those of you who don't know we have chickens. Not one or two but 20 some.  We have one rooster Old Man and his flock of lovely ladies.  Me personally I am not a huge chicken fan (my husband is the farmer) but I do love me some fresh eggs.  In the future we will be bringing you Chicken love with some facts, recipes and egg love!
So keep an eye out until then check out Old man and his flock of ladies!



Monday, April 29, 2013

Things that go BUMP in the night!

I had to share my crazy experience last night with you all. Around 11 pm last night I heard a very loud noise outside in our back yard it was so loud my husband who was on the other end of the house heard it and came with the spot light. We keep our trash cans in the wood shed behind our house. When my husband shined the light out what we say surprised both of us it was a raccoon. He had knocked all the trash cans over and was looking for dinner. I can honestly say I have seen baby bears smaller than this coon he was HUGE! Like dog huge! To say the least our next project will be to build a trash can holder that can keep a very large and hungry raccoon out! You just never know! Wish I had a night vision camera I would have shared a picture with you all. 
Remember to make it a Faith Filled Footstep kind of day! Oh.......just a reminder go check out our Facebook page. We are having a giveaway when we get to 100 likes!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

My Life!

Meet my kiddos!

Sugar Bee is my baby girl she is 11. She is my craft critic, my yummy taster and the person who challenges me the most in this world. She makes me patient and creative.  She plays the violin and the piano she also sings in the after school chorus.  She loves all things outdoors! She is growing into such a beautiful lady and I am so proud of her!

Little Man is 22 months old he will be 2 in June! I am so not ready for that. He is a constant joy! He makes me smile and laugh and do things I would never do in public.  He is super smart and likes his big sister he loves to be outside.  He loves animals and anything with wheels.

These 2 little people are the reason I do everything I do and I would not have it any other way! I love my kids!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Just a Thought!

This is exactly how I feel about my kids!
They are only little for a small amount of time!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Yummies the Natural Way!

One of my favorite blogs is Open Hands by Amanda. I would like to thank her for the guest post. I just happened to have attended high school with her (I won't say how long ago and neither will she!).  She started a few weeks ago going unprocessed in her home and I have truly enjoyed reading her blog about her new adventure.  I have often thought about doing this but honestly the cost and time scared me off.  She has made it look so easy these past few blogs, that we may try and tackle it at home ourselves.  I do try and make things natural if I can. So in honor of my favorite blog I am going to share my favorite NATURAL summer yummy!

I found this recipe last year at another great blog (here is the original link aspicyperspective), she takes awesome pictures as she goes. We have loved this cake time and time again.  It is super easy and a great picnic take along.

Fresh Strawberry Yogurt Cake


1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
3 Tb. lemon juice, divided
Zest of 1 lemon
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour, divided
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
8 oz. plain or vanilla, Greek yogurt
12 oz. fresh strawberries, diced
1 cup powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease and flour a 10 inch bundt pan (10-15 cup pan.) Sift together the 2 ¼ cups of flour, baking soda and salt. Mix in the lemon zest and set aside.
  2. With an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in 1 Tb. lemon juice. Alternate beating in the flour mixture and the yogurt, mixing just until incorporated.
  3. Toss the strawberries with the remaining ¼ cup of flour. Gently mix them into the batter.
  4. Pour the batter into the bundt pan. Place in the oven and reduce the temperature to 325 degrees F. Bake for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  5. Allow to cool at least 20 minutes in the pan, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely. Once cooled whisk together the remaining 2 Tb. of lemon juice and the powdered sugar. Drizzle over the top of the cake.

NOTE: The consistency of the yogurt and the juiciness of the berries, greatly determined the consistency of the batter. Thicker yogurt will produce a thicker batter, either way it is a great cake, don't worry about the thickness of the batter.

Here is a picture of how mine turned out it was SUPER YUMMY and I can't wait to make it again!


Let me know how you liked it when you give it a try!
Hi my name is Sarah and my blog is Faith Filled Footsteps if you like this post please check out my others on Facebook and on my Blog.
My blog is new and hopefully will grow with each new friend we make. It is called Faith Filled Footsteps because that is what I do every day, I take all my steps in faith.  My blog offers DIY crafts, yummies, some money savings tips, mommy stuff and sharing my faith. 
Thank you again to Amanda and Open Hands for this guest post. Please join us in this crazy journey as we take every day with Faith Filled Footsteps! 




Monday, April 22, 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013

New Opportunity, New Friends (Hopefully!) and Some Fun

I would like to start by first saying that I am so greatful to Alex of Mommy's Craft Obsession for this opportunity.  I have been thinking about starting my own blog for a few months now and then I saw Alex's post and knew that this was the little push that I needed.

My name is Sarah and I am a mommy to two super special kids. My daughter is 11 and my son is 22 months. Now that is a BIG gap (that is always what people say to me....it makes me laugh every time because you have NO idea!). I thought I was one and done and then we got a suprise and what a blessing he has been.  After my son was born in 2011 I quit my job in the banking world and became a stay at home mommy.  I love this new job and journey but I have a great perspective on both sides. It is hard to be a working mom, the struggles of missing things, guilt and work always being there needing more time. It is also hard being a stay at home mom. People think you do nothing as if taking care of kids, home and everyone elses needs it not a FULL time job. So I totally get it! But I would not trade this great time with my kids for anything.  Then there is my husband we have been together for 10 plus years he is my best friend and the person who gets me better than anyone, he makes me laugh when I shouldn't and brings great joy to my life. I wouldn't want to tackle this crazy world with anyone else! Check out my awesome family below this is four generations of love!

So now to the good stuff, my blog is new and hopefully will grow with each new friend we make.  It is called Faith Filled Footsteps because that is what I do every day.  I step out into this crazy world with Faith the God knows what he is doing and that what we have is provided by him. He places things in our paths for our growth in him. I raise my children to believe that he is our all and the only thing that we need. So please join us in this crazy journey as we take every day with Faith Filled Footsteps.

The fun stuff.............

We just finished up spring break here and I don't know about you but all I hear from my daughter during school breaks is " I AM BORED!". So we try and find something to do a few days during breaks.  This time we tackled a super fun project a pop cap bracelet.  My daughter saw these on Etsy and they were $8.00-$13.00. Now I don't know about you but my budget does not allow for kids jewelry in this price range. So we set out to make one. We tried a few that ended up terrible but here is the one we ended up making and my daughter loved.  In fact my 23 year old sister wanted one too!

Pop Cap Bracelets

What you will need:

Ribbon of your choice (thinner is better)
18-26 pop caps

To start off take the ribbon and wrap it around your wrist 4 times this is to allow for the proper length.  Fold the ribbon in half to find the middle. Once you have the center take a few pieces of tape  and tape in to your working surface tightly (you will be pulling on this so tape it down good, I used 3 or 4 pieces).

You can do this 2 ways you can face all the pop caps the same direction (this is what we did to eliminate any confusion) or you can alternate them to make the bracelet a little wider.

Take your first pop cap and lace the ribbon up from the bottom through the 1st cap. Pull this cap tight to your tape. You don't want the loop to be to large at the top because this is how you tie the bracelet on.

Take your second pop cap and lace the ribbons down through the holes. Your ribbons will go straight they never criss cross (thought you could probably do this for a more decorative look if you wanted but after so many tries I wasn't going to make this any harder!). Then lace the ribbon back down trough the first cap. Remember to keep the first cap thight to the tape as you tighten them down!

Take your third cap and lace the ribbon up through the holes don't pull it tight to the second cap because you need to lace the ribbon up through the second cap then pull tight.


The first and third cap should be making a row on the bottom with cap two making a row on the top. The side should look like one cap stacked on two caps.

Now take cap four and lace the ribbon down through the holes don't pull tight because you then need to lace the ribbon down through the cap underneath it cap 3.

Continue these steps until you have the desired length for my daughter it was 18 caps for my sister 21 caps. Then tie a double knot underneath the last cap and lace up to make your end ties.  Tie the braclet around your wrsit like a friendship bracelet making a bow then you can cut any extra ribbon. You can also make a belt but that takes about 65 pop cans! 




We loved the way these look.  Just a side note we found 1 yard spools of great pattern ribbon at Jo Anns Fabric for $1.00 so these bracelts were CHEAP! And the yard of ribbon was the perfect length. You can also use colored pop caps some different sodas have different colors or you can spray paint them. These are the three we made!

I hope you love this craft enough to checkout my blog and Facebook page. I can't wait to bring you another guest blog next time.  Remember to make everyday a day of Faith Filled Footsteps


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Sad Day

I have never been one to know what to say when something like the tragedy in Boston happens. Words seem to leave me in these times. I have trouble grasping the fact that another human being could do this to others, but there is evil in this world. I take comfort in the fact that my God is bigger than any evil. I know that his peace and comfort will be with those that lost a loved one yesterday. My family will be praying for them all.

With that on my mind, I was making lunch for my little guy today and glanced out into our back yard, where we have two large ponds. A few weeks ago we received a family of geese that have made a nest by the one pond. The daddy goose then became very aggressive towards my husband, kids and I, so we have not ventured out much. Today I looked out and to my great wonder I saw ones of the little blessing in this crazy world we live in. We now have 7 tiny little geese! I just wanted to take a few minutes to share this little wonder with my readers. Sorry the pictures are from the porch (I am not taking on a protective goose by myself)


Hope you enjoyed the little spotting of joy in my yard.
Remember to take each day with Faith Filled Footsteps!


Monday, April 15, 2013


Okay..........So this is new to me but I have been offered a chance to be a guest blogger on a blog that I love. So here we go.

First lets start with the good stuff, information! My name is Sarah and 2 years ago I quit my banking job and became a stay at home mommy. I have 2 children my daughter is 11 and my son is 22 months old. We have had a year of change we bought our first home, my daughter moved schools and (YIKES!) I turned 30! Like most homes with a toddler we are always adjusting to a home with a very active little boy. I am married to the preachers son, we have been together for over 10 years and it is never dull! I help with children's church, youth choir (that's my passion) and do just about anything else they need me to tackle. I love the crazy things kids do they make life a hoot.

I am from a small town in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, a beautiful place to visit if you are ever in the area! We are near Historic Harpers Ferry and Shepherdstown home to Shepherd University! We are close enough to the Washington D.C. area for a day trip and near the beautiful Maryland Bay area where they have my favorite food ever BLUE MARYLAND CRABS! Maryland is my birth state, we moved to WV when I was a teenager and it has truly become my home! I wouldn't live anywhere else.

I am a huge supporter of the military! I served in the Army after high school and was Honorably discharged in 2002. No words can express the support and love I have for our troops. They give up so many things to support this great country we take for granted! Hoorah! Go Army!

So on to my blog. I am super excited to have this opportunity to be a guest blogger and it has pushed me to start my own blog. This is something I have been working on in my head for awhile. I want to share my faith, fun crafts, food, and how I try daily to pinch pennies to save us money! I hope that you will follow us as we take this next journey and make every day a day with many Faith Filled Footsteps!