Monday, 27 June 2016

UNASHAMED book #Review and #Giveaway #un-ashamed #FlyBy

The online dictionary selections of a Google search will tell you that shame = guilt. From the Merriam-Webster: Shame; noun: a feeling of guilt, regret, or sadness that you have because you know you have done something wrong. (

In Chapter One, the distinction that Heather Davis Nelson makes in her book Unashamed, is that “guilt is associated with actions while shame taints your entire identity.” She quotes BrenĂ© Brown: “The majority of shame researchers and clinicians agree that the difference between shame and guilt is best understood as the difference between ‘I am bad’ and ‘I did something bad’.”

She expands on this further, but that seems to cover the basics. Guilt is a healthy response to wrongdoing, where you know what you have done and realize and accept that you must undergo the consequences of your actions or words. Shame: “the feeling that we have missed the mark according to our own standard or our perception of someone else’s standard for us. Shame keeps us from being honest about our struggles, sins, and less-than-perfect moments. Fear of shame drives us to perfectionism in all areas of our life, so that there would be no imperfection to be noticed and judged. Shame is what we heap on others when they fail us.” (p.20)

Shame digs into your very being and instills in you this sense that everything you do and say – your very existence – deserves punishment. It is a waking purgatory for every wrong you have ever committed and, realizing this, we must therefore realize that shame is wrong.

This is the message that Nelson is trying to instill. Shame is wrong, and damaging, and rooted in brokenness. The only true way to healing is through the hope of Jesus Christ, who covers our shame like God covered Adam and Eve in the garden – Nelson returns to this image time and time again as a beautiful picture of what Christ can do for our brokenness.

Unashamed is a message of hope: “Healing our brokenness and finding freedom from shame”. Nelson divides her book in nine sections, aside from the introduction on what shame is, and the conclusion that ties together the shame-free destiny in store for all of us. She touches on body shame, performance shame, shame in marriage, parenting, and the church, and each section has discussion and reflection questions at the end for easing the reader into response. Aside from blaring fundamental truth from the loud speakers, Unashamed invites the reader into the beginnings of healing. This being the realization that everybody struggles with shame in one way or another.

I am in no way shame-free as a result of this book, but I am more acutely aware than ever of what is guilt and what is shame. Nelson helps the reader identify in their own life the kinds of things that they struggle with in shame, and identifying those elements is one of the keys to healing.

About the author:
Heather Davis Nelson (MA, Westminster Theological Seminary) is a writer, counselor,
and speaker. Heather writes regularly at and has been a
featured writer at the Gospel Coalition, as well as a contributing author to the Journal of
Biblical Counseling. She and her husband are parents to twin daughters and live in
southeastern Virginia.

Buy it! 
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By Elise

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Celebrate Father's day with Lampe Berger Canada #Father'sDayGiftGuide #LampeBergerCanada #giveaway

I can't believe that Father's day is next week already. If you are still looking for some gifts idea for a special man in your life, you should check out Lampe Berger Paris. These products are truly amazing, one of a kind which will make it a very special gift.

For some of my readers that might not know what Lampe Berger is, it is an air purifiers using the system of diffusion by catalysis. But not only that, the inventor, Maurice Berger had the inspired idea of adding fragrance. So that the same time, it works as an odours eliminator and diffuses long-lasting fragrance.

It is an ideal to give a gift of clean air. Have I mentioned about eliminating unwanted odors in a man cave? There are so many designs that you can choose to match your husband or your dad's taste, some look very funky, some look very modern. You have to check it out yourself and you will fall in love with them.

We received the Green Berlingot Lamp boxed set.Check it out below.

Height: 13.5cm - Volume: 295ml.
A new, modern and refined lamp shape in glass for this fragrance diffuser. The word Berlingot evokes sweets, and the bright colours of this lamp follow this theme. A trendy look which will fit in perfectly in young interiors.

Product benefit
Lamp sold in a boxed set with a new home fragrance, Radiant Bergamot: a zesty and refreshing fragrance. A ready-to-use product, ideal for a gift.
Expert tip
The clever and modern Berlingot boxed set is ideal for getting rid of the smell of cigarette smoke during your long evenings spent with friends.
Lamp sold in a boxed set with a 180ml bottle of Radiant Bergamot and accessories: wick-burner, straight mounting, snuffer and funnel.

Opened the box with me.

 The set I received.

 This called  a Stopper

 This is a Protective top

 This is a Burner

Don't this look so good already? To use is super easy too. Here are easy steps :
1. Fill your lamp up to 2/3.
2. If it is your first time using, wait 20 minutes so that the wick can be soaked in.
3. Light up and wait 2 minutes.
4. After 2 minutes, blow it out.
5. Put back the protective top

To stop:
1. Remove the protective top.
2. Replace the stopper on the burner.
3. Replace the protective top.

Or watch my video here 

If you haven't have any gift bought already, check out Lampe Berger Canada. There are variety products for you to choose from that will not disappoint you.

After we followed those steps up there, our house smells super awesome. I won't feel bad having people over and have a game night now. (It used to smell like a diapers house.) ;) This is really an amazing product every house should have!!

Last but not least, don't forget to check out and follow their social media Channels:

I am happy that one of my readers will win a frosted Ovalie box set and a triopack of fragrance. Value of $60. Interested? Enter away through the widget below! :)

Friday, 10 June 2016

Potty training with Pull-Ups is so much fun #giveaway #PottyPartnership

I had such great success in  potty training my daughter. She was not even 2 when we started to say no to diapers. I attempted to train my son Elias last summer, but it didn't work. We have been trying to put him on the tiny red potty we got for him on and off since then but no success. This summer, I plan to get this process done. We have been teaching him some sign language with the hopes that he will tell me when he needs to go. Once while I was feeding him his breakfast, he did the sign. With much surprise, I picked him up and ran to the bathroom with joy. He did it!!! That happened only once and that was about a month ago.

On behalf of Pull-Ups® regarding the Pull-Ups® Potty Partnership, I am super glad that I am part of this fun and engaging program. The program that is designed to help make potty training easier. Yes! easier!!

Since June is a Potty Training Awareness Month, I received a Pull-Ups® Potty Partnership Toolkit that contains a lot of fun and useful tools. This is an amazing kit designed to help children get excited and stay committed throughout the potty training journey.

The picture above is the toolkit. There are:
Pull-Ups® Training Pants
Pull-Ups® Flushable Wipes
Potty seat and chair
Milestone chart to track and award your child’s progress
Potty training book
Plush toy to reward potty accomplishments
$25 Walmart gift card to help you stock up on other potty training essentials outlined in the Potty Partnership Toolkit

This kit was created in partnership with renowned child psychologist and potty training expert, Dr. Heather Wittenberg, it’s tailored to work with your child’s unique personality, on their schedule and according to how they learn.

By completing a free, online quiz about your child’s habits, parents will receive customized tips and advice based on the Potty Personality their child most resembles: a Squirrel, Bear Cub, Puppy, Owl or Turtle. This free online resource and help make potty training easier for families all across Canada.

Both of my kids were super excited when they opened the box. As I mentioned above, the kit was full of all the tools  needed to be successful.

This is such a fun awesome potty. Just like a small toilet for children.

Best part if this kit, the potty! It is a small potty with a grown up toilet look. It is super cute, makes noise and even lights up when you push the flush bar. Both of my kids took turns, sitting on it. My daughter really encouraged Elias to do number 2 right away.

The Potty Book for boys. Read the story to get him ready and understand what's happening.

I found the Pull-Ups® potty progress chart a great tool. I love that it shows pictures  on how to go potty. Elias' speech therapist suggested us to use this pattern to help him to understand how to be able to communicate with us.

Apart from the potty training milestones chart, there is also a "Wash Your Hands!" chart. There are 5 steps that teach children to wash their hands after using the potty.

Cute booklet. This book explain everything about this kit. Very useful.

The booklet in this kit was very useful. It helped me understand Elias and know the strategies to use with him. If you haven't completed the free online quiz yet, I would really recommend you to. I got an Owl for Elias.

Last but not least, Pull - Ups and flush able wipes!!

At the end, there is a certificate to give to your child once he/she is potty trained. Have I told you that this kit is awesome yet? 

This video show how excited both of my kids were.

I am excited to share that one of my readers will win the exact same Toolkit, but tailored based on the child’s gender and Pull-Ups size. So don't wait, please enter the giveaway through the widget below. This giveaway is opened to Canadians over the age of 18 and where permitted by local laws to enter and win giveaways. This giveaway is sponsored by Pull-ups Canada. Please ensure that you read the full terms and conditions found at the bottom of the entry form.


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