Review and Giveaway: ESV Men’s Devotional Bible #MENSDEVOTIONALBIBLE #FLYBY

Men's Devotional Bible

It’s not every day that you get a blog post written by my hubby, Daddy Octopus, but today’s the day!  My husband was asked to review the ESV Men’s Devotional Bible.  Here’s what he had to say:

I have really enjoyed reading the ESV Men’s Devotional Bible.  I like that the devotionals are put right with the Bible passage that it coordinates with and are spaced throughout the Bible.  In reading all 365 of the devotions, you will not read through the entire Bible, but will have a solid overview of the whole Bible.  Some of the topics include “Making Our Way Through the Wilderness”, “God Our Helper and Keeper”, and “Our Incomparable God”.  All are written directly to us men.  I feel like the devotions are thought provoking and help me dwell on the passages that I have read.  I have found myself often thinking about the devotion that I read throughout the day.

The preface also included background on why this Bible was written in the English Standard Version and about the people that wrote the articles and devotions.  It was interesting to read the backgrounds.

There are also larger articles in the back of the Bible that are easy to read and great to help get in depth on specific topics.  This would make a great gift for men.  I’m glad that I had the chance to review it for you guys.


Men's Devotional Bible ESVBig thanks to Daddy Octopus for his thoughts.  This Bible features:
– 365 brand-new devotions
– Brand new book introductions
– 14 brand-new articles
– Dictionary of key terms
– Ribbon marker
– Smyth-sewn binding
– Lifetime guarantee on TruTone edition
– Packaging: slipcase (TruTone), L-card (HC), permanent slipcase (Cloth over Board)
– Retail Price: $34.99

For more information, please visit the Crossway website.  You can also find them on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.  This Bible is also available to purchase on Amazon.

One lucky reader will win their very own copy of the ESV Men’s Devotional Bible!  Simply fill out the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win:
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Need to Buy or Sell a Giftcard?

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Did you know that officers family matching pajamas?  I didn’t!  Through today, you can get an EXTRA 40% Off Pajamas for the entire family with code SLEEP.  There are some super cute ones for Christmas or for any day!

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Cents of Style – Leggings for $8.95 Shipped!

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Leggings are popular once again this year!  Cents of Style is offering up fun styles for only $8.95 shipped when you use code LEGGY2 at checkout.  This deal is for today only!

Plus some DOs and DON’Ts:

  • DON’T pair your leggings with a tight top: wearing tighter tops with your tight leggings can give an inexpensive appearance to your outfit. Keep the balance by pairing your leggings with flowy tops that won’t cling. It is also a great time to break out your oversized shirts, sweaters, and jackets.
  • DO wear longer shirts: wearing longer shirts or short dresses creates the most flattering look. When choosing a shirt to wear, aim for a length that hits below where a zipper would be and above the middle of your thigh. By keeping the waistband hidden it won’t be as evident to others that your don’t have a zipper and pockets. Tunics and shirt dresses, like this buffalo print button dress, are a great choice.
  • DON’T wear transparent leggings: do we even need to explain this one? We have all seen how unappealing transparent leggings can be when worn as pants. To insure that you do not have a wardrobe malfunction moment, leggings should be thick and opaque so that only you know what’s going on underneath. Test your leggings by stretching the fabric and looking through a light to see how transparent the material really is. When shopping online, leggings that are fleece lined tend to be thicker and more opaque.
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Now is the time to shop and get some of your Christmas shopping out of the way!  They are offering 20% off ANY toy when you use code TOYS at checkout!  This helps you create your own sale!  This can be used on top of sale prices for an even more awesome discount!  (Note, LEGO and board games are excluded from this sale)

If you don’t have one already, I highly recommend signing up for the Target REDcard.  I’m not huge on credit cards, but we do have this card and pay it off each month.  Here are the benefits:

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Target 10 Days of Deals – Day 1 – 10% off Electronics!

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Today in store and online at,  Target is offering an extra 10% off electronics when you use code GIFT at checkout.  This is for today only!

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Thanksgiving Turkey Sun Catchers

Thanksgiving Turkey Suncatchers

Thanksgiving is just days away and we are cleaning, prepping, and trying to keep the kids busy so they won’t mess up the house.  I was looking for some fun ideas to take up time and decorate the house and found these Thanksgiving Turkey Sun Catchers on the Dixie Crystals Kids in the Kitchen website.

After a quick trip to the dollar store to grab some tissue paper, we set right to work making our sun catchers.

Thanksgiving Suncatchers Process

For starters, I gave each child a piece of wax paper and taped it to the table so they would stay in place.  Next we made the decoupage glue.  Note that the recipe listed on their site gave us a TON of glue.  Unless you are making these for a classroom, I recommend halving or even quartering the recipe so you don’t end up with too much.

Decoupage Glue:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups water

Next, “paint” the glue on half of your wax paper.  Tear the tissue paper in strips and lay on the glue.  My kids had fun making their own designs with the tissue paper so that their turkeys were unique.  Once you have glued down the tissue paper on half of your wax paper, apply glue to the top of your tissue paper and fold over the rest of the wax paper on top.  Smooth it out to rid it of air bubbles.  Now set it aside to dry completely.  We did ours before nap and then put them outside to dry so we can finish after nap.

Turkey Suncatcher

Next we folded the wax paper in half and I drew the feathers so the kids could cut them out.  Then we added a body, beak, and eyes and hung them up in the window!  They look great with the light shining through!

For more great craft ideas for Thanksgiving, visit Dixie Crystals Kids in the Kitchen website.

This is a sponsored post by Dixie Crystals.  

Walmart: Personalized Christmas Stocking Tree

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Wow!  I never knew these existed or I would have gotten one years ago!  We don’t like putting holes in our mantle and the stocking holders never seem to hold up the kids’ stockings!  Walmart is offering these personalized Christmas Stocking Trees for $21.97 this year!  This definitely solves a problem that we have had!

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