Two Day Free Shipping Sale, Plus Cents Of Style State Necklaces!

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Free Shipping on all US orders of $20 or more at Deborah and Co! Last chance to save big and get your  Christmas shopping done!

Standard shipping for Christmas delivery is quickly coming to an end…but for two days only you can get free shipping on US orders of $20 or more at Deborah & Co. with the code: DECSHIPFREE. We don’t offer free shipping very often, so take advantage of this rare sale! You can grab a cami, skirt, or more with the free shipping sale!

The Heather Denim skirt is available to order again and will be shipping out sometime next week (We can’t guarantee Christmas delivery on that one item, as it might not ship until the end of next week. We will do our best though!).

Heather Denim Maxi Skirt with pockets!


On top of the free shipping sale, our Princess dress sale is still going on!

Buy two princess dresses and get a free coloring book!

Order any two princess play dresses and receive a free Family Treasury Coloring Book included in your package! No special code is needed – we will just add it in your order when it ships!

Brand new princess dresses at Deborah and Co! Scottish Princess and Winter Beauty. You can get one, or both of our new princess dresses for free shipping! The Scottish Princess and Winter Beauty are stunning dresses. One of my girls is getting the Winter Beauty dress for Christmas, but don’t tell her! ;)

If you are looking for a last minute, unique Christmas gift, Cents of Style is offering custom state necklaces on sale for $11.95 each, plus free shipping with the code: STATE.

State necklaces! If you love the state you live in, and have special memories there, this would be a neat necklace to have!

Cents of Style State Necklaces! I hope you all have a great weekend. I’ve been taking it easy the last two days and resting more. I seem to forget I’m really not a supermom, and can’t do everything while I’m pregnant! :)

Our Family Christmas Activity List {So We Could Simplify The Holidays}

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Before December came we sat down as a family and made a christmas activity list of items we wanted to do. Basically Sean and I wanted to control the month and not let it control and overwhelm us.

Here is the list we made, after thinking through what was most important to us.

Before December came we sat down as a family and made a christmas bucket list of items we wanted to do.  We wanted to control December, and not let it control us! See what we decided was the most important things to do together!

Our Christmas Activity List

  1. Go to a Messiah Performance (my sister sings in it every year).
  2. Go look at Christmas lights
  3. Make goodies for neighbors
  4. Have our annual Christmas baking day with family (You can see my Dessert Pinterest Board for some of my ideas!)
  5. Make paper decorations for the house (the children made snowflakes at a church activity so that took care of this one!)
  6. Have a chocolate milk and cookie party and invite my sister and her boys over
  7. Read lots of Christmas books (we are doing this through our daily Advent book).
  8. Take time off of our usual history and science and do a unit study on the Farmer Boy book.
  9. Be more thoughtful about Christmas gifts. Our children are getting three gifts each (or around there ;) )
  10. Take one day and make cookies at home to ice with the children (baking days are a little crazy and more for the adults while the children play).
  11. Practice Christmas music on Cello/Violin to have ready to perform for our family Christmas gatherings.
  12. Make a Lego Nativity

This list is keeping us plenty busy this month! There is more we originally had down, but I have had to cross off because I can tell we just are not going to get to it. I have to keep things simple, in order to survive and still be a good mom. :)

I’d love to hear what kind of things you are doing this month as a family! 

My Favorite Things Giveaway!

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Come enter 12 different giveaways full of our favorite things as bloggers! Each stocking stuffer giveaway has been put together by each blogger to share with you!
1. Thriving Home 2. Happy Home Fairy 3. The Nourishing Home 4. Heavenly Homemakers

5. Meaningful Mama 6. Slugs and Bugs 7. Seeds Family Worship 8. Jennifer Ebehack

9. The Generous Wife 10. The Modest Mom Blog 11. My Humble Kitchen 12. Kara Chupp

13. Motherhood on a Dime

I’ve been looking forward to this giveaway! A group of bloggers decided to get together and individually put together a giveaway of some of our favorite things. I’m excited to share this with you!

My Favorite Things Stocking Stuffer Giveaway! Come enter to win a beautiful art print, L'BRI pure and natural skincare and makeup, Lilla Rose flexi clips, Halftee tank,  Usborne Child's book,  ABC Say it With Me DVD, and Red Raspberry Tea!

You can enter to win all of the above items, plus more not pictured!! One winner will receive all of these items!

My Favorite Things Stocking Stuffer Giveaway

Story_time with mama art print

1. Story-time with Mama Art Print (frame not included, I found mine at Hobby Lobby!), by The Breezy Tulip Etsy store.

This is probably my favorite picture in my house. I have it hanging in my living room, and every time I look at it, I am quickly reminded on what kind of a mother I want to be. It think that is why I love it so much – it calms and inspires me.

L'BRI Pure and Natural Deep Pore Cleanser. For normal, combination, oily and blemished skin: A deep cleansing, water-soluble gel enriched with Aloe Vera Barbadensis, Vitamin A, C, E and natural botanical extracts. Removes all traces of makeup, pore clogging oils and environmental pollutants from the skin. Works effectively to calm and soothe blemished skin. Easily removes eye makeup without irritation. 6-oz. 3 month supply.

2. L’BRI Pure and Natural Deep Pore Cleanser- for combination, normal, oily and blemished skin. This is what I use daily for my own skincare, and love that it is a natural, aloe vera based skincare line. There are no parabens in it. Plus, it is really affordable; this bottle will last for months! You can get a complete sample set for free – you just pay shipping! It will last you for 2-3 weeks. This is a great way to try this skincare line!


3. L’BRI Black Mascara – This is the mascara I use! It is gentle on your eyes.

L'BRI Pure and Natural Vitamin E Stick. Great Lip balm for rough winter months!

4. L’BRI- Vitamin E Lip balm StickThis fragrance-free sun stick with vitamin E and aloe soothes, protects, and moisturizes the most sensitive parts of your face, lip, and eye areas. This works well during the rough winter months and goes on smoothly! 

L'BRI Pure and natural Cherry Rose Lip Gloss

5. L’BRI Lip Gloss – I keep one of these lip glosses in my purse all the time! I like the color selections they offer and how they go on. I’m giving away a Cherry Rose lip gloss to one of you!

Lilla Rose Flexi clips are wonderful for all different hair sizes! They come in seven different sizes, and a large variety of sizes!

6. Lilla Rose Flexi Hair Clips – Beautiful yet practical hair clips for women and girls! These clips come in seven different sizes so there is literally a clip for almost every woman! I’m giving away the two clips pictured above in an x-small size, which works for most women. I love using these to pull my hair back in a half-up.

Hues of Blue flexi clip

*Brand new customers to Lilla Rose in the USA can order 3 items, and email me about getting a 4th item, $16 or under totally free!*

Halftee Tanks are wonderful for layering!

7. Halftee Tank – My favorite layering item! Reversable neckline, featuring a high or lower option. I use these all the time to layer under lower cut shirts or maxi dresses. These are excellent for women and maternity wear. Today through Friday you can get free shipping on all Halftee items at Deborah & Co. within the USA! The winner can pick which size tank they need!

Buy two princess dresses and get a free coloring book!

(We are running a special on our Princess Play Dresses this week only! Order any 2, and receive a free coloring book!).

Beautiful Sugar and Spice necklace from Mialisia!

8. Three necklaces from Mialisia! These can be worn long, or doubled up twice for a shorter length.

9. Usborne Books (not pictured above) – I’m hosting an online party for Usborne books that will close Friday night. There are so many excellent books, but beyond that there are many activity books that my children will love! I’m trying to choose from some of these below.

Usborne books has so many excellent activity books for children!

A lot of these are $9.99 or under! My boys are going to love the Doodle art books, and my girls have seen the cover of the wedding coloring book and are really hoping I get it. :)

Shine a flashlight behind these books and watch what happens! So neat!

Dusty, the Usborne consultant is giving away your choice of one of these “Shine A Light” books for children. These are so awesome! Children will love getting a flashlight to shine behind these books. You can watch the video below for more information. They are only $12.99 each! The winner gets to pick which one of the three titles they want.

Red Raspberry Tea is excellent to drink during a pregnancy, but also for fertility, and general woman's health!

10. Mama’s Red Raspberry Brew (not pictured above)- My favorite tea to drink! You can read how I fix it in this post.  My favorite blend is from The Bulk Herb store, and they are graciously sending a bag to the winner!

Look around and enjoy the sites of these incredible bloggers. I love this hand-picked group of blogs. If you like The Modest Mom,  you’ll like these friends of ours too! Go enter all the other amazing giveaways!

1. Thriving Home 2. Happy Home Fairy 3. The Nourishing Home 4. Heavenly Homemakers

5. Meaningful Mama 6. Slugs and Bugs 7. Seeds Family Worship 8. Jennifer Ebehack

9. The Generous Wife 10. The Modest Mom Blog 11. My Humble Kitchen 12. Kara Chupp

13. Motherhood on a Dime
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Pregnancy Update: Week 25!

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Is it possible to get more excited every week? I seem to fall in love with this new baby more and more as each new week goes by. I was laying on the couch last night having fun at my Usborne online party, and just stopped to watch my tummy move all around. Every baby is such a precious miracle. Now that I’ve been around more women who struggle with infertility, it makes it even more real to me of how amazing it is that I have a baby in my womb. My heart goes out to every mother who wants to be pregnant but just has not been able to conceive.

Twenty Five Weeks pregnant with baby number six! So thankful to be in my second trimester and feeling better!

Here is our little Christmas tree! Sean grew up with Santa and christmas trees, I grew up with no Santa and most years no christmas trees. We have really prayed and experimented with what we feel is best for our family over the years. We eventually want to get a little bit bigger tree, but we don’t want something that is overwhelming. The focus is on Advent, and reading stories all month long about Jesus being born, playing with our Little People Nativity set, etc.

I find the red bow on the tree funny, my husband put it on there. We used to have a little star but we didn’t see it in the tubs this year. If I can get to Hobby Lobby I will get a new star! :)

I was just thinking that I needed to order some liquid Chlorophyll to start taking, when I received an email from Beeyoutiful company that they were offering free shipping on any order, today only. Yay! I always have taken their brand, so I know I can handle the taste. I normally struggle with being anemic the last trimester, sometimes it gets so bad my midwife tells me I can’t have a home birth if I don’t quickly get my levels up. So I really need to get started on that.

I’m also going to order the Red Raspberry capsules to take. Last pregnancy I started taking 4-8 capsules a day during the third trimester, and I took the Evening Primrose Oil capsules the last month. It made such a difference in my labor, I’m definitely doing it again this time!

This week has been especially hard on my varicose veins. You can see all the blue veins in my foot in the picture. I’ve had to sit at the computer a lot, and it has made my veins really flare up even more. It just is part of pregnancy for me, so I deal with it the best I can.

How are all the pregnant mamas who are reading this doing? :)