Room A203 Spotlight: Interview with NeKeShea Organic Blends founder, Ty Crable!

Hey there BCU Family!

Part of our mission here at BlenCouragesU.com is to ensure we are lifted up and encouraged HOLISTICALLY and that includes the natural part of our lives. Every so often, there is a service, product or item that I love, and feel the need to share it with all of you, hence today’s podcast post.

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Ty Crable of NeKeShea hair and skin products. Visit her shop on Etsy.com and #GetYouSome of the goodness!

A few years ago, I “met” Ty Crable on YouTube as she was reviewing products she was trying at the time–and let me tell you, when Ty talked in the natural hair  community, [meaning there are no chemicals used to straighten your hair], MANY of us listened and BOUGHT! 🙂  There was something about her honesty, candor and humor that clicked with me and I’ve been a follower of her ever since.

Fast forward to now, and she is making her own ORGANIC body butters and hair care products! Yes, BCU Family, NeKeShea Organic Blends is a product line for you hair [natural and relaxed/permed, and skin that  is made with organic, high-quality, healing ingredients, blended together with LOVE. Can you tell I am a little amped about it? Wouldn’t you be?! 🙂

Before you click on the icon below to listen in, please know that this is NOT a sponsored or affiliated type interview at all! All NeKeShea products that I have tried and loved have been happily purchased by me (at posted Etsy shop prices) with the coins God blessed me to earn from my job.  This is just two friends chatting about a passion we share–and it would not be right to keep this awesomeness to ourselves!  Now that we’ve gotten that taken care of, please enjoy the interview and share your thoughts!

 

Yessss BCU family–can you tell the conversation was getting good to us? No worries, we’ll continue with part 2 of our talk, so please stay tuned! And yes, please visit Ty over on her Etsy shop.

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Announcement! BCU drink ware is now available!

Hey BCU Family,

SURPRISE!!! The #StayOnTheWall BCU drink ware has finally arrived  in LIMITED quantities for the BCU family in the lower 48 states! Glory to God!!!

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Please click 👉🏽here👈🏾 for the purchase details! I’m EXCITED!!! 👏🏽

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May God bless, keep and make His face to shine upon you—-and #StayOnTheWall!

 

Love,

 

BCU

 

Room A203: Part 2>> Interview with Lisa Öhberg from Personal-Planner.com!

Hey there BCU Family!

DISCLAIMER: This is NOT a sponsored post, nor is there any affiliation with this wonderful company. All purchases were made with my own money and opinions expressed are my very own! 

So this week was the BlenCouragesU unofficial planner celebration week! Our recent posts included a review podcast, on my planner from Personal-Planner.com, AND I posted a video review on YouTube as well.  Last podcast, I sat down with Lisa Öhberg, marketing manager of this amazing planner company based in Sweden. Now we have part 2 of our chat!

Planner as pictured is $39.95. This includes your customization, a ruler, elastic enclosure, plastic pouch to keep things like receipts, 300 stickers, taxes and shipping to ANY destination in the WORLD! How nifty is that?! I know, right?!

As you peruse the pictures, pause to perhaps watch the review video and listen in on our interview,  (click on the BlenCouragesU icon below)  I am sure you’ll only want to use your telephone for making calls and posting pics on social media as you will REALLY want a planner! Should you decide to purchase a planner, notebook or wall calendar, you’ll get 15% off by using code 9-TEAM-BCU1 from September 14-23, 2016! Please let us know you got one in the comments below!

Thanks for tuning in! May God bless, keep and make His face to shine upon you! Until we are together again #StayOnTheWall!

 

Love,

 

BCU

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Room A203: Interview with Lisa Öhberg from Personal-Planner.com!

Hey there BCU Family!

DISCLAIMER: This is NOT a sponsored post, nor is there any affiliation with this wonderful company. All purchases were made with my own money and opinions expressed are my very own! 

Are you NOW caught up in the planner frenzy like me?! Get caught up, I say! 🙂 Last podcast, I did a review on my planner from Personal-Planner.com, AND I posted a video review on YouTube as well.  This podcast, I get the privilege of interviewing the marketing manager of this Swedish company, Lisa Öhberg!

Listen (click on the BlenCouragesU icon below) to the passion and conviction ooze from Lisa as she talks about this paper planner phenomenon! After you have listened and decided to buy a planner, get 15% off by using code 9-TEAM-BCU1 from September 14-23, 2016. Let us know you got one in the comments below!

Thanks for tuning in! May God bless, keep and make His face to shine upon you! Until we are together again #StayOnTheWall!

 

Love,

 

BCU

P.S. If you have not done so, please like BlenCouragesU on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram!  And PLEASE subscribe to the podcast on Stitcher Radio and iTunes. You’ve already done that? Thanks! Then tell someone you love AND your enemy–I’m trusting they will soon become your friend! 🙂

Room A203: Getting organized (and discounted) with Personal-Planner.com!

Hey BCU Family,

As usual, you are welcome to read through the blog or listen in by clicking the icon below. Either way, you enjoy the non-sponsored review and tell a friend!

DISCLAIMER: THIS IS NOT A SPONSORED POST. THE PLANNER WAS PURCHASED WITH MY OWN MONEY AND ALL OPINIONS ARE MY HONEST EXPERIENCES AND FEELINGS.

Every now and again, I get an urge to get organized on a micro level–you know, write down all my appointments, things to do–stuff like that. Now since the dawn of the smartphones, I have used my electronic calendar to record certain things, but I have found that I prefer a *gasp* paper planner! I know, I know—it is the 21st century, Family, but there is something about reading and writing a physical schedule excites me and many other planners.

In fact, over the last few years, YouTube is bursting at the seams with the “planner community” who advises novice and seasoned planner on the latest in updates, inserts, stickers and planner uses. Last year, I waded into the planner water and found one I REALLY love–Personal-planner.com! Let me tell you why! For one low price, including shipping, you get to design your own planner! I KNOW, RIGHT?! Let me calm down and tell you more! (You can watch my Personal-Planner.com  review video here).

 

This planner is about 98.5% customizable:

  • The front and back covers
  • The elastic closure
  • The design theme/inlay  (top of the page)
  • The inlay/layout (i.e. vertical, horizontal, stripes, stripe and ruler colors).
  • The modules (you get three– track things like workouts, meal planning, ideas, or set up a blank space).
  • The back pages (previous/future year at a glance, sudoku, coloring, ruled or blank pages).
  • You can also opt to have a monthly (at a glance spread and then your daily/weekly detail).
  • A plastic pouch that holds things like stamps, post-its, receipts and such.
  • You start the calendar whenever YOU want. Want one from October 2016-September 2017? Yes. Want to start in January 2017 and go to December 2017? No problem.
  • They now come with cool stickers as well!

 

The 1.5% “non-negiotable” parts?

When the week starts (always on a Monday, I prefer Sunday).

The colors of the months on the monthly spread (i.e.  “April” is yellow and can be a little hard to read against the white background)–not a deal breaker).

My wish list? (the other .5% :-))

  • “Extended” tabs to separate the months. There are colors on the edge of the pages to help. I just use cute paper clips to help me there.
  • The calendar pages could be less “flush” against the cover to protect the pages from getting beat up looking. Mind you, the paper the calendar is printed on is VERY durable, it just doesn’t stop the very tops and bottoms of the pages (when the planner is closed) from wear and tear, especially since I carry this almost everywhere.
  • A bigger notebook section. Because I like to write things, I can go through these pages in a matter of months, so I carry a separate notebook. I’d LOVE to have a combo calendar/notebook.

What ices the cake here is the customer service–it is OUTSTANDING!  Lisa and the gang there promptly responded to my myriad of questions via email with patience, courtesy and professionalism that is rare to find. In fact, stay tuned for my podcast interview with Lisa!

I have ordered two planners now and as far as I am concerned my planner search is OVER! And because I love these folks and they like me back, they are offering up a discount code for YOUR own personal planner! Go to Personal-planner.com and use the code: 9-TEAM-BCU1. It’s valid from September 14-September 23,  so please do NOT delay–order today and tell us all about your experience in the comments below! You will NOT be sorry! Thanks for stopping by and until we are together again God bless you and #StayOnTheWall

Love,

 

BCU

 

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