Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Do You Like FREE?

I don't know how you feel about it, but I LOVE free!

Remember when I told you about the Cruise Chics Retreat in this post? I'll bet you got excited, then thought, 'I can't spend money like that on myself AND not take my family'  Well, guess what? Now you can!

I've been given the opportunity to offer my readers two HUGE perks when you register for The Cruise Chics Women's Retreat by August 15, 2012:

1. The chance to win your cruise at 1/2 price.  How can you NOT go on a 5 night blessed Christian women's cruise for only $289???  Your chances of winning are looking good and $289 for any cruise is an amazing deal, but even more amazing for this one.

2. EVERYONE who registers for the cruise with the code below by 8/15 will receive FREE pre-paid gratuities!! That saves you a lot of money!

Follow this link to the Cruise Chics website for more information.  You can register here.  When registering, write code SV13 on your registration form to receive your prepaid gratuities FREE and be entered to win your cruise at 1/2 off!  This can be you in April!

*Check back tomorrow for a special guest post by Michelle, THE Cruise Chic, herself!*

Monday, July 30, 2012

I'm feeling very Olympic today!
(name that movie)

Every time I watch the Olympics I hear that in my head. I LOVE the Olympics, especially the Summer Olympics.  Tonight we're watching Men's Gymnastics (Oy! Don't get me started!) and Men's & Women's Swimming. As I posted on Facebook earlier: I freakin' LOVE Olympic swimming!  This year it's even more fun because Cate spent the entire summer swimming in classes at the YMCA and she loves watching it, too.  It's beautiful to watch this celebration of the world's best athletes, as viewed through the eyes of a child.  Simply amazing.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Cruise Chics!

Have you heard about the Cruise Chics? They run an annual Christian women's retreat on... get this... A CRUISE SHIP!! Okay, maybe you're not as shocked as I thought you would be by that last statement because you already knew I was writing about a group called Cruise Chics, but still... A CRUISE SHIP!!

I first learned about the Cruise Chics Retreat when my friend Denise won one of their cruises last year from our local Christian radio station, 104.7 The Fish.  I was intrigued when she told me about it and even more so when she returned from what she deemed "an AWESOME Christian women's retreat."  I love cruising, I love retreats, and above all, I love Christ ~ why wouldn't this be the perfect trip for me?

This year's Cruise Chics Retreat will be sailing on Royal Caribbean's Enchantment of the Seas ship from April 25-29, 2013.  Hmm... it's after our Spring Break, it's a Thursday-Monday, which means care for the Monkey would be easy to secure, and it's going to the Bahamas... I really can't think of a good reason NOT to go!  Well, there is that whole, "it costs money" thing, but what's money?  No, really, it does matter, but here's the cool thing - they offer a monthly payment option! If you're not great about budgeting, the monthly payment option is great for helping you budget enough money to go, while at the same time securing your spot.

I'm so excited to be considering the Cruise Chics Retreat this year.  It's an opportunity to spend five days with my sisters in Christ: enjoying our time together, empowering each other, and worshiping the Lord.  Now... who do I take with me?!