Friday, October 16, 2020

Butterfly Box Subscription for Christian Women Review

 FTC disclaimer:  I received a free Butterfly Box in exchange for this post.

I never have subscribed to a subscription box, but I love to watch unboxing videos on Youtube.  Life got in the way (as well as hair that I haven't had professionally cut in over a year), a bit of a reaction to my flu shot, and I didn't get an unboxing videoed.  

Each box contains 5 - 6 items each month.  Items go through a rigorous selection process so I am told.  I am not sure exactly what that means, but each month has a particular theme.  I am assuming my box was centered around the theme of prayer.

When I opened my sample box, the first thing I found was small packets of tea.  Who doesn't love tea?  You might wonder why tea in a Christian women's subscription box, but all their items are faith based or support Christian owned businesses.  The tea is super cool!  Its called Tea Drops I got white tea vanilla bean and Sweet Peppermint.  They are really drops!  They dissolve when you make them.  How cool is that?  (I would have been happy if the box was totally tea, but there was more to explore!) When I went to the website of the company that made the drops I was really surprised to see a big banner ad for teas for zodiac signs since most Christians are against astrology, but the tea was fantastic, so that's just an interesting side I discovered.

The next item was a small little bracelet called "My Prayer Bracelet: a reminder to pray for joy".  it has a little butterfly on it, and the Bible verse of Romans 12:12 on the card.  My first thought when I saw it was how nice it would be to give to someone who is going through a tough time as a token for them to know you are praying for them.

When I brushed away the paper crinkles to see what else was in the box, I saw it was a book.  One of my issues with books is I have read so many books it is hard to find a book I haven't read when it comes to Christian women.  The book was a gift edition of The Power of a Praying Woman by Stormie Omartian.  Not only have I read this book, but I have read it several times and even have read a number of her other "The Power of a Praying ____" books.  I will be giving away this book soon here on my blog.  It's nice, would make a nice gift, but it's not something new to me, as I already have this book in paperback.  (This one is imitation leather with a bookmark ribbon and does contain new material, but since I have a huge backlog of books I want to read, I'm going to pass this on to someone else.)

The final item in the box was a journal.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE journals.  This one is spiral bound and lays flat.  (My favorite).  It is hardcover, lined pages, and it says "Be Still and Know".  I love notebooks and journals of all types.  I've been more diligent about keeping a journal of my day to day stuff this year because I figure that since we are in the middle of a pandemic, it will be a great historic record someday.  But I use journals and notebooks for all kinds of stuff.  Lists, journals, keeping records of things, etc.  So I was very happy with the journal (and especially so since it's the exact type I prefer.)

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Spiritual Seeds Planner Review and Giveaway

FTC disclaimer: I received a free planner in exchange for this review.

It's no secret to anyone who knows me how much I love planners, calendars, and stickers to put on them.  I have a huge box of washi tape to decorate my planner, and even keep some of my older calendars that I love to reuse in the future.  I was in 1st grade when I received my first calendar as a

gift, but I'm excited that in 2021 that I can reuse my 1982 Ronald McDonald calendar on my wall. 

So when I was asked if I wanted to review the Spiritual Seeds Planner, I was so excited.  I started using a planner over 30 years ago when I was in highschool.  It tucked easily in my backpack and helped me remember everything from when Bible quiz meets were to when I had to take the SAT.  Since that time, I have bought a new planner each year, but I've never seen one quite like the Spiritual Seeds Planner.

If you are a Christian woman, I highly recommend this planner.  It's about 7 inches across and 10 inches high which also makes it ideal for college students.  (Think Christmas gift!). You can get it in various colors, but I chose "Grapefruit Pink".   The cover is embossed with a tree that highlights the Fruit of the Spirit as described in Galatians.  (Who remembers learning these with "The Fruit of the Spirit's Not a Banana" song?)  There is also a ribbon bookmark, blank pages for notes, and a vision board.

There is a two page spread of Fruit Vision at the beginning, and at each month there is a prayer and "Monthly Plotting" on how you prayerfully want to develop that Fruit of the Spirit of the month.

This is a weekly planner, and the side bar of each week gives a life to do and work to do list, as well as a place you can write down what Fruit of the Spirit you are focusing on that week.

In addition to the planner, you can also purchase sticky notepads that coordinate with the planner or stickers.  

I received the Teen Challenge pack which included the planner, a tote bag, stickers, and a  pencil pouch.  For each Teen Challenge pack purchased a planner is donated to an adult or Teen who is in the Pacific Northwest Teen Challenge program.

I have a special coupon code for you if you want to purchase a planner -- just go to and enter code FRUITOFTHESPIRIT for 20% off.  This would make the planner $28 plus shipping or the planner / sticker book combo $40 plus shipping.

Also, you can enter to win one by going to

The giveaway ends October 25, 200 and the winner will have two weeks to respond.  Just click below to enter!