My Favorite Black Friday Deals You Won’t Want To Miss!

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Some people dislike Black Friday, I happen to love it! I personally can’t imagine camping outside of stores, but I love shopping online and finding some really great deals!

While you can easily find out the deals in all the mega stores, I love supporting smaller stores on Black Friday when I can. As an entrepreneur family we understand and appreciate all the work that goes into running a business online!

Here are some of my favorite Black Friday deals, from our businesses and others!

Deborah & Co. 

Deborah & Co. Black Friday Sale!

Receive 20% off the entire store at Deborah & Co. with the coupon code: GIVETHANKS15 at the checkout! Every order of $50 or more (before shipping and tax) will receive a free scarf in their order!


Lilla Rose

Lilla Rose Black Friday Sale!

Lilla Rose is having an amazing Black Friday sale! Receive 20%-50% off everything, plus receive FREE shipping on orders over $50! This even applies for international orders. Woot!

They have released 26 brand new Flexi Clips, plus brought back all the 2015 Flexi Of The Month Clips! These are going to sell out super fast, so please don’t delay and miss out on a favorite clip.

I’m having a mystery hostess party to celebrate! That means one of you will earn all the hostess awards, and last time my hostess earned $150 in free products! Order through this link for your chance to earn the awards (If you already have a consultant, please stay loyal to her. This is for my new and current customers).

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Purchase $50 in Jamberry products and receive this free special edition sheet of wraps!

When you purchase $50 of products at Jamberry (today only), receive this free sheet of Drift Away nail wraps! You can still take advantage of the everyday offer of Buy 3 sheets and get 1 free as well! I’ve recently started using Jamberry wraps and love them! Non toxic, and they are not that difficult to use!

All the past 12 months of exclusive wraps have been brought back, plus you can receive free shipping on orders of $75 or more (USA only).

Character Badges 

Character Badges Black Friday Sale!

Character Badges is our brand new business designed to helping parents be more consistent, creative, and deliberate as you train up your children in the way they should go. We have been accepting pre-orders as all the new items are being manufactured.

If you have been following us on Facebook, you know we are getting closer to shipping! Our hope is to have all the orders shipped out the end of the first week in December. Orders will be delivered by Christmas for sure!

All orders over $15 receive free shipping, and you will also receive a free custom scripture print included in your order! Select items are 20% off!

Compass Classroom

Save on Black Friday & Cyber Monday

You have heard me often talk about the Homeschool Made Simple DVD. I honestly think every homeschooling mom should watch it! Now is your chance to get it for 40% off! While you are there, check out the other great curriculum on sale for up to 50% off! The Visual Latin and Wordup! are on my wish lists. Scratch that. I actually want all of it. :)

Not Consumed 

If you are looking for some good devotionals to do with your children on biblical obedience, not arguing with siblings, a Christmas hymn study, and much more, you won’t want to miss this Buy One Get One sale! Every ebook you purchase is a Buy One Get One deal, and it’s the best time of the year to stock up!

We have used Kim’s ebooks in our home and I really love them. As a mother herself, she knows the struggles that children face in home life, and writes these great studies to encourage and instruct them!

The Bulk Herb Store

Black Friday Sale at Bulk Herb Store!

The Bulk Herb Store is my favorite place to get pregnancy tea, herbal salve, and any other herbs or teas we need. I really like the E-Immune booster mix they have.

You can save 15% off storewide, and save up to 50% off select items!

Cowgirl Dirt 

Cowgirl Dirt Black Friday Sale!

Cowgirl Dirt has a huge Black Friday sale, with up to 50% off! I’m grabbing a new lip glaze while it’s on sale!

Ok, I’m off to go do some shopping of my own! Have a great Friday!!







Some Black Friday Sales You Won’t Want To Miss!

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I’ll be sharing quite a few Black Friday deals on Friday morning here on the blog, but I wanted to share a few in advance so you don’t miss out!

Usborne will be having a Black Friday Sale that starts on Thursday, 9 PM Central time. You can receive up to a 60% off discount! Here are few sneak peaks of what will be offered!

Usborne Black Friday Sale!

I’m so excited about the doodling pad, the sticker dressing books, the noisy jungle book…ok I’m excited about ALL of it!

Usborne Black Friday Sale!

More sticker books! A Dot to Dot book! An activity tin! These will all make great Christmas gifts! Come back here to shop the Usborne sale to save!

Deborah & Co. Black Friday Sale!

Deborah & Co. will be having a 20% off storewide sale for Black Friday! Every order of $50 or more will receive a free scarf!

We also will adding this brand new lace cami to the store for the sale! It will come in black and french white colors.

Black Lace modest layering cami!

Finally, Character Badges will be on Sale! We have over half of the items in stock now (we have been taking pre-orders as the items are being manufactured). It looks like we will be shipping hopefully the end of the first week of December!

Character Badges Black Friday Sale!

I’ll be sharing more deals later in the week, but I wanted to make sure you all were aware of these deals now!




Usborne Gift Guide For Children

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It’s getting to be that time. I’m getting a good start on Christmas gifts, and I’m so excited to be tucking packages away! We have 2 birthdays in October and 3 in December, so I have to make sure I don’t wait until December to purchase all the gifts needed for that month!

I will be sharing different guides for you over the next few months, but I thought I would start by sharing a gift guide with items from Usborne Books and More. They have so many awesome products for children! Here are some of my favorite ones.

Slot-Together Castle

Slot Together Castle from Usborne Books!

This castle is SO awesome! My 10 year old son just received this for his birthday and has put it together. It’s even better quality than I had thought it would be, and it will hold up for hours of play! He was able to put it together himself, which he really enjoyed! The thought of paper thin castles that need folded and glued together makes me want to cry at the thought of it. I don’t like projects like that, so I appreciated how easy this castle was to assemble!

Usborne Slot Together Castle

The castle fully assembled! It also comes with two armies, and of course the King and Queen. :)

Slot-Together Victorian Dollhouse 

Slot Together Victorian Dollhouse! Create your very own detailed model dollhouse, complete with furniture, home accessories and a family of dolls. Simply press out the sturdy, foamboard pieces, slot together and you're ready to play. Comes with a book about dollhouses that contains ideas for games you can play with the house and the dolls.

This is a brand new Slot-Together dollhouse and I think it is so sweet! You can create your very own detailed model dollhouse, complete with furniture, home accessories and a family of dolls. My girls are going to love getting this for Christmas!

Coloring and Doodling Books For Girls!

Usborne Fashion coloring and drawing books are such fun! Plus they work great for art with homeschooling!

Here are some of my favorite doodling and coloring books for girls from Usborne:

Doodling and Coloring Fashion– Perfect for ages 6 and up! Finish out dresses, create hairstyles, doodle accessories. For girls who love to draw and love fashion, this is the perfect gift!

Pocket Fashion Drawing Book – A miniature version of the Fashion Doodle book, this is great for on the go!

Favorite Coloring Books

The Vintage Fashion Coloring Book – A lovely coloring book with fashion styles of many different time periods to color!

Wildflowers to Color, Nature to Color, Undersea Life to Color, Forest Life to Color – This is a great series. If your child likes to see a finished picture for ideas of how to color a detailed picture, these are the coloring books they need! My 7 year old loves the flower one.

Clothes and Fashion to Color

Clothes and Fashion to Color – This has lovely clothes and accessories to color!

Illustrated Classics to Read 

Do you have a reader in your home? Here are some Illustrated Original classics that are beautifully done! Little Women was recently released, which will delight many young girls. These are the original, unabridged books.

Illustrated Usborne Classic Books

Sticker Dressing Books

My children love these sticker books!

Sticker Wartime Fashion Book

Wartime Fashion from War World 2

First Sticker Book of Trains

First Sticker Book of Trains

Victorian Fashion Coloring Book

Victorian Fashion Book

Sticker Dressing Emergency Services

Emergency Services

These are just a few, you can browse through all the sticker books here!

I recently joined Usborne as a consultant and I want to offer this special deal for you! When you purchase $100 at Usborne (before tax and shipping), I will send you a refund on your shipping cost through Paypal! This offer is good through the end of October. Just email me after placing your order at and let me know where to send the refund!

Receive free shipping when you buy $100 in books!

I hope this gives you some ideas for gifts! There are so many other items for all ages (starting at baby books!), so make sure and browse through the actual website for your child’s interest!





My Book Reading List For Fall!

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Come see what I'm reading for my fall list! Homeschooling, Motherhood, and Marriage books are all here!

I’ve been trying to get some reading time in lately and I’ve really enjoyed it! There is nothing like being encouraged by a good book, and feeling refreshed in that area you need a boost in!

You might notice a lot of these are from the library. I tend to only buy books for myself that I know I will read over and over again. Since we are blessed with a really good library system I can find a lot of books there!


Sparkly Green Earrings - A great book on mothering if you are in the young baby stage!

Sparkly Green Earrings – I found this book in the Christian book store and requested it because the Pioneer Woman endorsed it. I almost didn’t start reading it, but I’m so glad I did! If you are in the heart and soul moment of mothering a baby, this is a book for you. I literally laughed and cried for 2 hours while I read this book on a trip. My children kept asking what was wrong with me. :)

The book is a little more sarcastic and up to date on modern life (like tv shows that I don’t know about), but I could so relate to her story of pregnancy and birth, and tending to her little baby. As a mother of a fussy baby I appreciated the first half of the book. She puts her daughter in preschool at 2, and is not a homeschooling mother, so while I am close to finishing the book it was really the first half that spoke to me.

Mama Needs A Do-Over, Simple Steps to Turning  A Hard Day Around I have enjoyed reading Lisa Pennington’s blog, so I’m looking forward to this book! It looks like an easy yet really encouraging book from a mom who understands hard days.

Self Help

Nourished, A Search for Health, Happiness and a Full Night's Sleep

Nourished, A Search for Health, Happiness and a Full Night’s Sleep – I might be crazy to read this right now. A full night’s sleep is high on my list of what I really need, but low on the list of what I’ll actually get. I’ve got a cute baby who loves to be up at night to eat, multiple times a night! However there is a lot more than just getting a good night sleep in this book.

It tackles the “Top 10 Stressors” such as cluttered surroundings, crowded schedules, negative body images, etc. Crystal from Money Saving Mom recommended it, so I added it to my book list.


Teaching From Rest, a MUST HAVE book for Homeschooling Moms!

Teaching From Rest – This is high on my “every homeschooling mama must own” list. It’s the only one in this stack that I actually own. If you need hot chocolate for your weary soul, this is the book. :) Reading her book and blog has helped me relax and fall back on all the principles I’m very familiar with. Having been homeschooled K-12th grade I know all about days that fall apart, but I remember how well my mom would pull those crumbing days together.

Homeschool Made Simple – This is not a book, rather a DVD set that Carole Joy Seid made. She is a veteran homeschooling mom, and it was like sitting there listening to my mom. Once again, this is an absolute must have if you want to homeschool with a literature approach. I’ve really enjoyed watching this while I fold laundry, or late at night while I’m up with Sophia (I’ve discovered that she enjoys watching videos, the little stinker! She can be screaming and instantly stop if I turn something on).

Deconstructing Penguins – I’m probably going to just skim through this book and get the main points. :) I’ve heard the author of Teaching From Rest recommend it. It’s supposed to help a parent create a bond of reading with their child, and learn how to ask the proper questions about a book. While I have a good bond with my boys already when it comes to reading, this book is written in a totally new approach to me.


The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages

The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages – I’ve read a few of Shaunti Feldhahn books before. Out of all the marriage books out there, I think I appreciate her books the most. A well balanced approach to marriage.

I’ve found marriage books are very healthy for me to read. They keep you focused on what is important and help keep the spark there!


Love The Home You Have

Love The Home You Have – Love, love love! This book was one I read on a trip alone with Sean and it was so refreshing! I don’t love the house we live in (small for our large family), but this book helps you focus on how important it is to truly take care of your home, and all the little things you can do. Very good read!

The Perfectly Imperfect Home, How to Decorate & Live Well – This is a coffee table type book, I want to get some ideas from the pictures.


Money Making Mom – This book is only available for pre-order right now, but it’s a new book written by Crystal Paine on moms working (I assume from home since she does). I can’t wait to read it!

Fall Book List for Mom! Good suggestions for books on homeschooling, motherhood, marriage, homemaking and more!