Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Top 10+ Favorite Picks from Prime Day!

I shared a bit in my last post that we had friends come in from Hawaii that we haven't seen in 30 years come and stay with us for a few days. It was so nice and we are now just getting into the normal swing of things back here around the house. I almost missed that is was Prime Day so I wanted to share a few favorite picks with you! Last week I recently ordered a few things for my guests like this and these (the towels were amazing) and was really happy with them. In fact, I am always pretty happy with what I order with them so I didn't want you to miss these great deals for your home.

These deals are for Prime Members--if you are interested in becoming one you can read about it here and they end today so don't wait if you find something you want because it will be gone tomorrow.

Here they are:

1. DNA Kit - Orig. price $299 now just $99.99! Some of our extended family members used this and were very happy with the results.

2. Books - right now you can get $5 offs of $20 printed books only using the code PRIMEBOOKS18. What a great time to stock up right before the school year begins!

3. Cricut Air 2 Bundle - Orig. price $279.99 now just $194. 99.

4. 7-in-1 Instant Pot Pressure Cooker - Orig price $99.99 now just $58.99!

5. Boys Under Armour Backpackhttps://amzn.to/2LgsODX - Orig. price $44.99 now just $26.99!

6. Keurig K-Elite with Free 44 count coffee pods - Orig. price $197.44 now $99.99!

7. Vitamix Blender - Orig. price $289.95 now just $189.95 (black only)

8. iRobot Roomba with WIFI - Orig. price $349.99 now just $229.99

9. Kindle Unlimited Reading - just 99 cents for 3 months!

10. Kindles & all Amazon devices are 50% off!!!

11. Bose Earphones - Orig. price $299 now just $125!

12. Fitbit Alta HR - Orig price $149.95 now just $89.95 in black and gray

13. Melissa and Doug toys now 30% off!

You can find more great deals for home and school HERE.

I hope you find something that is  a blessing to you!

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Beautiful Name Signs For Your Home

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Have you been using some free time in the  summer to redecorate your home? I have! We will be having guests out of town this weekend and it is one of my best friends from my high school years that I haven't seen for about 30 years! So I have been redecorating and adding some fresh touches here and there as time allows and it has been so fun!

And today I wanted to share these lovely name signs! They are for first and middle name and are half off at Jane right now. Aren't they adorable? You can put them in the nursery or a teens room too and they have different styles for boys and girls.

You can find them HERE.

I hope you love them!

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Everything You Need to Get Back to Homeschooling!

I am already hearing that some of you have started back to school and/or starting in early August.

We usually like to start the weekend before Labor Day and that seems to work out pretty well for us.

After homeschooling for nearly 20+ years, we know that school can be a daunting thing and planning out a school year is important--even though I try to be super flexible with the planning! 

That is why I wanted to have a place where you could find all of our popular past posts in case you need them. 

Everything from planning, budgeting, schoolrooms, videos and more--we've rounded them all up so they are in one place just for you!

Here they are:

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

50 Frugal Summer Fun Ideas

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We have been spending a lot of our summer break doing a ton of work around the house, hosting parties, and a graduation for our oldest son. Our family is definitely ready for some rest and relaxation after all of that!

Now we all have summer fun on our minds so I thought I would share a quick post about some frugal summer fun ideas to do with your family and make some cherished memories along the way.

Here they are:

1. Beach

2. Pool

3. Splash pad

4. Summer reading (program at your library or just on your own)

5. Picnic

6. Bike ride

7. Slip and slide

8. Go for a nature walk

9.  Play in the sand

10. Catch fireflies

11. Play in the sprinklers

12. Hiking

13. Volleyball

14. Croquet

15. Visit a summer festival

16. Set up a tent in your backyard

17. Camping

18. Bonfire

19. Visit a museum or zoo on free days

20. Garden

21. Make homemade ice cream

22. VBS

23. Go fishing

24. Visit a state park or lake

25. Volunteer

26. Bowling (check out kidsbowlfree.com)

27. Trampoline

28. Drive-in or free movie nights in your town

29. YMCA

30. Free community activities & events

31. Visit Grandma and Grandpa

32. Badminton

33. Get a new hobby/learn a new skill

34. Go blueberry or strawberry picking

35. Watch clouds

36. Play with bubbles

37. Do a "service" project and bless someone you know

38. Practice an instrument

39. Learn a new language

40. Make a scrapbook/write a letter

41. Movie night

42. Bake a cake or cupcakes

43. Stargazing

44. Host a potluck

45. Play with puzzles

46. Sidewalk chalk

47. Visit a new-to-you ice cream parlor

48. Board games

49. Create - paint, draw, write

50. Hang out with friends

What would you add to this list?

Monday, June 18, 2018

Future Shapers, Legacy Makers & Cycle Breakers

Here is an awesome message on Father's Day about being Future Shapers, Legacy Makers & Cycle Breakers. This is not just for dads but so much here for moms too. Be sure to start the video at 39:10 to get right to the message. Pastor Mark is preaching here with his son, Josiah. I was literally in tears at the end! It was so powerful. 

I hope it blesses you as much as it blessed me!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Reviving the Soul

The law of the Lord is perfect,
reviving the soul;

the testimony of the Lord is sure,
making wise the simple;

the precepts of the Lord are right,
rejoicing the heart;

the commandment of the Lord is pure,
enlightening the eyes;

the fear of the Lord is clean,
enduring forever;

the rules of the Lord are true,
and righteous altogether.

More to be desired are they than gold,
even much fine gold;

sweeter also than honey
and drippings of the honeycomb.

Moreover, by them is your servant warned;
in keeping them there is great reward.

Who can discern his errors?
Declare me innocent from hidden faults.

Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins;
let them not have dominion over me!

~Psalm 19: 7-13

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