I have been doing this Shopkick thing since the beginning of the year.  I am currently working on my 3rd Amazon gift card. You choose the goal amount as well as what gift card you desire. Stores either have walk-in, scan, and/or receipt.  The app is very easy to operate and you get videos, within the app, on how to maneuver within the app.

I am not getting paid for this review, just want to let you in on some extra Christmas cash. Sign up today and use my invite code (COOL248086).  And remember you only have 7 days to either scan your first item or walk in to redeem your 250 kicks as a welcome. Yes I get 250 extra kicks per invite.

Happy Shopkicking


Story of My Life pt. 1

This is the post excerpt.


This is a story on how my life got flipped turned upside down.  Six year ago I married my prince charming, my King, and I became the stepmom of his seven children, two of whom he has custody of.  In Pontiac, Michigan born and raised, on the playground is where I spent most of my days.  Between my four children and my sisters’ 11, the playground just seemed to be the right place to let the kids be free.  When one handsome guy who was up to something good, started making passes in my neighborhood.  He was interested in me and I in him.  I got into one little fight, that would be a fight between my heart and my past.  My past said, “he is going to hurt you like all the other suckas”, but my heart said, give him a pass.  My mom didn’t get scared, she just didn’t like him.  Two years into dating, I pulled up to the church about 4 or 5 and I yelled to my past “Yo holmes, smell ya later”.   Although this story is somewhat based off of DJ Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith song, I used it to find humor in my story.  My life was indeed flipped turned upside down but I wouldn’t change anything about it. A blended family needs a lot of prayer, just for the day to go smoothly.

The Benefits of A Detox

  • Baking Soda added to a detox bath is known for its anti-fungal properties as well as its detoxifying properties.
  • Sea Salt added to a detox bath pulls toxins from the body and improves blood flow.
  • Ground ginger added to a detox bath has been shown to possess anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar added to a detox bath can sooth a sunburn in the summer, and helps the body become more alkaline.
  • Epsom Salt added to a detox bath aids in the removal of heavy metals and helps draw out the harmful toxins.
  • Tea Tree oil is most widely used to treat ailments and cure diseases.

Essential oils are optional

Detox baths will help draw out toxins, boost immune system, lower your stress, and balance your pH levels.  Soak for at least 20 minutes to allow all the ingredients to do their  jobs.

Sidenote:  I normally only use one of the “salts”. Epsom or Sea



Blended is a past tense word for the Shipp family because we became a mixture of all things awkward, humorous, disobedient, stubborn, beautiful, happy, sad,and thankful. Me and Mr. had a total of 11 kids, age ranging from 21 to 3 years old. We bought and moved into a fixer-upper to accommodate our growing family. It was not an overnight thing to claim someone else kids as your own. My oldest struggled with the fact that Mr. was the man of the house. Mr. sixth and seventh kids(whom he has custody of) was uncomfortable with having a reliable woman in their lives.

For 5 years I was okay with knowing that Mr. oldest kids did not care for me, for whatever reason. Until I was in prayer one day and the Lord let me see it from my husbands perspective. And how his desire was just for me and his children to get along. I began to ask God to take our stony hearts and turn them into hearts of flesh. God turned that situation around within a six month time frame. No, everything wasn’t peaches and cream, we(me and kids), had to first be willing to open our hearts and allow some form of trust and communication to flow.

Trust was our bridge that mended hurts, disappointments, insecurities, abandonment, and frustration. Fast forward to present day and I can boldly wear my mommy cape and say that I am a mom to now 12+ unique, bold, and loud mostly grown kids.

A blended family can thrive and survive. A three fold cord is not easily broken, keep God intertwined in your marriage, home, and children. You WILL need to vent, but be prayerful to whom you vent to. My listener was my sister, and I call her a listener because that was all she did. She could not give me advice because she had never been a step-mom. She could not take sides because that just was not in her character.  Until we discuss pt. 2 of Blended, you have a Blessed day and remember to make memories….

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The Death Walk

Though the walk was long

Though it was hard

Christ held my hand

While I endured it all

Now, this walk must be taken

If you are to follow Christ

Crucify your flesh

Not once, no, not even twice


This is a daily commitment

Hard for the flesh to accept

Yet your spirit is willing

Christ will keep you

If you wanna be kept


The death of your flesh

Is life to your Spirit


Who Said You’re NOT Beautiful

What is your idea of Beautiful?

Song of Solomon says in 4:7 that you are all together beautiful

1 Peter 3:4 says that {you should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.} New Living Translation

Incorruptible – imperishable, indestructible, everlasting, enduring

If God wants us to have imperishable beauty, why is it that the moment someone says you’re ugly, you allow your beauty to perish?????

What matters to man is not what matters to God.  Beauty is defined as possessing a gentle and quiet spirit, its your inner character. Gentle and quiet does not mean shy and timid.

What validates a person to diminish your self-worth?

Stop allowing negative spoken words to take up residence in your mind.

YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL and it is not up for discussion on how the next person disagrees with what God’s word says.