Thursday, September 29, 2016

Queen of Katwe Was An Unlikely Champion & Giveaway

Queen of Katwe releases nationwide in theaters tomorrow, September 30th.  You may have seen previews of this movie, it looks so good!  Disney's Queen of Katwe is based on the inspiring true story of Robert Katende and Phiona Mutesi.  Phiona grew up in the slums of Katwe, Uganda.  One day she stumbles upon Katende and a group of children playing chess in a makeshift church.  Through Katende's guidance and the game of chess, Phiona is encouraged to believe in herself.  She begins to compete in local chess matches and wins international competitions.  Robert and Phiona's story celebrates the fact that champions can come from the most unlikely places.

Do you have an "unlikely champion" in  your life or community?  I just have to take a moment to give a huge shout out to one of mine, Kim Frey.  You guys, this woman is amazing and I have been lucky enough to call her friend.  D has had her for one of her teachers for the last two years in our Friday homeschool Co-Op.  She adores her and learns so much from her.

  Here is Kim in her co-op class last year.

 D in Kim's class this year - photo taken by Kim!

Kim has had more surgeries than anyone I personally know.  She has been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, degenerative disc disease, osteoporosis, celiacs disease, mutated MYHFR gene, kidney disease, fibromyalgia, a pituitary tumor, thyroid disease, diabetes and Multiple Sclerosis.  Yet she is a Warrior!  She encourages so many on a daily basis.  If you have a moment would you please pray for her.  Kim you are amazing!

Please watch the heartwarming featurette below for more information on Queen of Katwe.

One thing you will learn from Queen of Katwe is that champions can come from anywhere!

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Disclosure:  I received my own Target gift card in exchange for this post.  All opinions expressed are my own.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Royal Silverware

We have just over a week until we celebrate Miss E's "Biggie" birthday.  This years theme is everything Princess. 

 I found this super cute idea on Pinterest from!

So, I decided to give it a go.  I love that this is easy, simple and helps make everyday plastic forks more royal!

 Here are the sticker jewels that I selected.

 They are self adhesive so you simply apply them to the forks in whatever pattern you like - super simple.

For out light pink forks I chose to apply white, dark pink and white jewels.

 Easy Peasy

 And then I chose to simply apply one white jewel to our dark pink forks.

 Finished Royal Silverware

I would say that this is a Pinterest Success.  And it's one more thing I'll have ready for the party :).  What do you think?