Monday, October 21, 2019

Our Visit to The Ark Encounter

This past weekend we had the opportunity to visit The Ark Encounter. Our two sons had a football game nearby so we decided to visit it since it had been on my bucket list this year and just 40 minutes away from their game!

We had been to the Creation Museum a few years back but I had always wanted to visit The Ark ever since I had heard they were going to build it. I am glad we waited too because they added more attractions outdoors over time that we were able to enjoy just as much.

It was definitely a wonderful experience and I highly recommend that if you go to take the entire day there. It takes time to go through all the levels of the Ark and all the fun things they have outdoors.

When you first arrive you take a shuttle over to the main area and then then walk to the Ark. There are a few animals in pairs leading up to it.  The sheer size of it was amazing--it was built to size according to the Bible and it was massive!














Here is a quick video:




There is a special monument before you enter:






As you enter you hear lots of rain and thunder--just like how it probably would have been while Noah was on the boat. It was nice to have those sound effects to make you think of how it would have been like for Noah and his family.

There were three deck levels inside and they included tons of exhibits (like animals in their cages and what living conditions might have been),  a theatre, and even a place for live animals inside that you could touch.






There is not a tour guide, you just walk through the exhibits at your own pace.




 (a display of how wicked the world became during Noah's time)


Here are a few pics of what living conditions might have been inside:














(an oven that would have been on the entire time)






These two were named Cain and Abel






(the doors of the ark, if you look closely you will see a faint cross)




As you exit there is a coffee shop, food, and gift shop too if you'd like to get a souvenir from your visit.



We ate lunch right across from the Ark at Emzara's Restaurant (named after Noah's wife) which was a huge buffet which was also reasonably priced. There were two levels and you could eat out on the deck and enjoy the beautiful view and the food was very good!







Afterwards we explored the outdoors which included a park (which our kids loved), a village marketplace, gardens. and an outdoor zoo.





They also had other attractions like ziplining and camel rides available as well.

We loved the chance to experience it all and like I said before I highly recommend visiting. Be sure to take comfortable shoes and be ready to learn a lot. What a great place to bring your family to!

You can learn more or get tickets at their website The Ark Encounter.

It is 40 minutes away from The Creation Museum if you'd like to visit that too. They have combo package prices to save money, just check the website.


I hope you enjoyed our pictures!





Have you visited the Ark before? 

If so let me know what you thought of it in the comments!















Don't forget to sign up for The Wise Woman Christmas Gift Guide 2019
while there is still time and space!








Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Wise Woman Linkup!




A Wise Woman Builds Her Home is a place to be encouraged in your high and noble calling of role of wife and mother and daughter to the King and we want to encourage each and every single reader out there to build up strong Christian homes to the glory of God.

"Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. " 

1 Thessalonians 5:11

Monday, October 14, 2019

30+ Fall Traditions for Families


Fall has got us busy with football season, ballet classes, planning trips, remodeling, and writing back all who signed up for our popular Christmas Gift Guide that will be released very soon (if you haven't yet-don't miss this great opportunity, you can do so here)!

But with all the hustle and bustle I still wanted to get in my fall bucket list and do the things that we love and have made a tradition in our home.

If you are looking for something special to do with your family you might want to try something off of our list:


Thursday, October 10, 2019

The Wise Woman Christmas Gift Guide 2019- Now Accepting Applications!




It's that time again!

Can you believe that the holidays will be upon us in a few short weeks?

With that in mind, we are SO super excited to announce our popular SEVENTH annual Wise Woman Christmas Gift Guide of 2019!

We are looking forward to getting a chance to share some amazing businesses with you to help you have a fabulous and memorable holiday-last year's Gift Guide was a huge success and we pray that this year it will bless our readers once again.




How can the Christmas Gift Guide bless you as a shopper?

If you are a shopper you will be blessed to find many quality businesses (many Christian owned) that offer great products for you and your loved ones. These will be family friendly companies that will offer wonderful items that make great gifts!

How can the Christmas Guide bless you if you are a small business owner?

Do you have a product or company that would bless our readers? If you are a business owner we would love to partner with you to share the news about your business. A Wise Woman Builds Her Home draws traffic from women all over the world. We have a reach of over 400,000+ followers through our social media platforms, social groups, and newsletter combined. We will also offer additional exposure on our sister blog as well (see details below)!

In exchange for a sponsorship you will receive the following:

  • Huge exposure for your company
  • An image of your business (250x250)
  • Shop description and 3-4 links back to your favorite products
  • One Facebook post per sponsor (we just feature you!)
  • Guide banner will be linked in our sidebar for two months (November & December)
  • One group post highlighting your company (November)
  • A second group post mentioning your company (early December)
  • Gift Guide post mention on our sister site, Christian Homemaking (has over 45,000+ FB followers)
  • Special newsletter sent out to our subscribers
  • Your business pinned to our "Christmas Gift Guide" Pinterest board
  • Additional promotions of the Christmas guide on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram throughout the weeks
  • Shared in our Facebook Groups including 8,000+ members
  • Special giveaway promotion(s) for the guide

Products/gift we are interested in would be special items for women, children, home and family.

For two months of advertising through the months of November and December we are going to offer all of this for the low price of $70. That would be $35 per month for this much exposure! What a deal!












If you are interested please fill out the form HERE.





Space is limited and can go quick so please apply as soon as possibleThe due date for forms is October 27.

We will only accept businesses that we would personally buy from or feel would be a good fit for our readership. The price will be increased after the due date and only if space is available.

There will also be a special discount for sponsors if they would like to purchase additional forms of advertising on the blog (again, space is limited). Please mention it on the form if you are interested, and if you have any further questions, feel free to email us at wisewomanads@gmail.com.






We look forward to hearing from you!




Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Wise Woman Titus 2 Linkup!




A Wise Woman Builds Her Home is a place to be encouraged in your high and noble calling of role of wife and mother and daughter to the King and we want to encourage each and every single reader out there to build up strong Christian homes to the glory of God.

"Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. " 

1 Thessalonians 5:11



Thursday, October 3, 2019

Titus 2 Time: What Does the Bible Say about a Foolish Person?





I wanted to start doing some more Bible studies here so that we can look closely at the Word and think about it through the week. I am going to share some that I have done at home with the kids that I already have on hand. They will be simple, one post, and to the point! If we want to be wise women who fear the Lord we have to know His Word and study it.

Today I want to look into some Bible verses about the foolish man. It is so important to learn about what God views as foolish so that we don't make the mistakes that a foolish person does. It is wise to read these verses and apply them to your life and then also help your children to learn them too. 

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Wise Woman Linkup!




A Wise Woman Builds Her Home is a place to be encouraged in your high and noble calling of role of wife and mother and daughter to the King and we want to encourage each and every single reader out there to build up strong Christian homes to the glory of God.

"Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. " 

1 Thessalonians 5:11


Monday, September 30, 2019

He Who Finds a Wife Finds a Good Thing and Favor from the Lord



Are you looking for some ways to strengthen your marriage? Maybe you have been busy or the children take up a lot of your time or life circumstances have been overloading you and you just want to take some time to love your husband and work on your marriage.

I hear you!

"He who finds a wife finds a good thing and favor from the Lord."  ~Proverbs 18:22

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Feminine Favorites for Fall!

I am looking out my window watching the golden brown leaves fall slowly to the ground while I sip on a hot drink. Fall is here and it is time to get more serious about our fall wardrobes!

I have been pulling out the sweaters and taking an inventory on all the things we will need for the coming days. I looked at the weather forecast and it is calling for 60's as a high after next week!

About every once a month or so we like to share some pretty inspiration from around the web, we hope it encourages you and gives you some fun & feminine ideas for your wardrobe!

We love this pretty Fall Peasant top:




Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Wise Woman Titus 2 Linkup!




A Wise Woman Builds Her Home is a place to be encouraged in your high and noble calling of role of wife and mother and daughter to the King and we want to encourage each and every single reader out there to build up strong Christian homes to the glory of God.

"Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. " 

1 Thessalonians 5:11

Monday, September 23, 2019

Getting Ready For Fall




Welcome, ladies!

It is that time again and fall is here! It is time to prepare our homes and welcome in the new season. There is much work to be done such as:

1. Cleaning. Prepare your home to be cozy, inviting, and clean. Throw on a candle, some easy fall potpourri, or  even get a fall scent going on your diffuser to make your home smell amazing while you clean.  I know that some of you like to do a deep clean of your home and furniture before you decorate for fall. This is a great time to get rid of unwanted clutter and make way for the new season.


Thursday, September 19, 2019

A Peek Inside My Life

Oh--it has been awhile since I have done one of these posts!

If any of you know me, you know that I like to think of myself as a private person so connecting on a personal level feels a bit daunting to me at times. But you are my sweet friends (some of you have followed for years) and we truly love you all! So I am going to try to bring these posts back more often so you can get a glimpse into our lives.



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