Monday, November 6, 2017

ESV Illuminated Bible Review

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One of the latest trend in Bibles is journaling Bibles. Journaling Bibles vary in their translation and format, but generally have wide side margins for making notes, writing out favorite verses, or decorating with designs and pictures. Some have printed designs on some pages for coloring. This allows the reader to react to and relate with the text while reading in whatever way inspires and spiritually nourishes the reader.

The new ESV Illuminated Bible: Art Journaling Edition is a beautiful option in the world of journaling Bibles. It uses the ESV translation with a single column format on cream paper and features lovely gold embellishments in the margins and a blue ribbon bookmark for an elegant appearance.

The ESV Illuminated Bible comes in a sturdy slipcover featuring the same design as the fabric bound gold embellished book cover. 

I really like the cream paper that this Bible uses. The color is easier on the eyes than a bright white. Although the pages are fairly thin, as most Bibles are, they are thick enough that the print doesn't show through the back side of the page too much. I always find that distracting in Bibles with very thin pages. The gold embellishments do show through somewhat, and I'm sure that any reader added notes or drawing in ink would show through to some extent as well.

I received the navy version for review, but this Bible is also available in green, burgundy, or leather bindings. If you are looking for a new Bible, a new way to interact with scripture, or a great gift idea, the ESV Illuminated Bible might be a great option! 

“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this item for review.  Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Disney Fun

Last month, we enjoyed a fun trip to Disney World. This trip was a little different from our typical family trip since my girls brought along a friend and a boyfriend. We visited just after Irma blew through, but, in typical Disney style, the trip was as magical as always.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Mermaid Costumes

Still looking for a Halloween costume? Do you have a little mermaid that needs a new tail? Mermaid costumes are available in my Mystic Cove Mermaid etsy shop and I ship all orders out in 1-2 days!


The easy to walk in skirts are new this year. If  your mermaid would like to use the tail year-round for costume and for swimming, the swimmable mermaid tails are also a great option (although harder to walk in).


Monday, January 23, 2017

Christmas at the Beach

We spent Christmas at the Beach with my parents, 3 sisters, and their families. It was a big crowd and lots of fun!