Friday, November 24, 2017

MORE of Our Favorite Black Friday Deals!

We love helping you wisely save money during the holidays and wanted to share a few of our favorite Black Friday sales online with you that you might not want to miss!
Here they are:
1. Instant Pot 7-in-1 Eight Quart (great for homemakers and such a time saver)


If you have been holding out to get an Instant Pot you will definitely want to check out their sales today–the 8 qt. is almost 40% off today only.
I love mine, it is so practical and easy to use–I use it all week long for our big family of eleven.
I hear so many people say they wish they had bought the largest size to begin with and you can find it HERE.

If you don't need something so large, the six quart and three quart are one sale right now too!
See other Amazon Kitchen Black Friday deals HERE.

2. Melissa and Doug Toys & furniture 




Who doesn't love these toys?
Find them HERE.

LEGOS are also on sale and you can find them HERE.


3. Kindle Fire 7 with Alexa



The Kindle Fire 7 with Alexa is now only $29.99 (orig. ($49.99)

Find it HERE. 




The Kindle Kids Fire 7 is also just $69.99 (orig. $99.99)!


Find it HERE. 

4. Amazon Books






Right now you can get $5 off print books purchases using promo code GIFTBOOK17




READ ALL THE DETAILS HERE. 


5. Amazon Echo Dot

The Amazon Echo Dot is now just $29.99 (orig. $49.99)

Find it HERE.

The other Echos are on sale too--even the NEW Alexa Show!

6. Savings at Dayspring on beautiful Home and Kitchen items

You can use this 30% discount code at Dayspring : FRIDAY17
for even more savings AND free shipping on orders over $50! There are so many sales going on there and you can use this with listed sale prices!


You can find them HERE.

7. Very Jane has great deals starting as low at 4.99!




CC Beanies and Touch screen gloves can all be found there along with tons of other items on sale (like these Muk Luk Chelsea boots pictured above that are half off) and some starting at $2.99!
Find them HERE.


8. Lilla Rose - Up to 50% off and FREE shipping




Free shipping on orders $75+.
You can  find it HERE.
*And if you spend $125 or over you get a special gift package with Poisnettia brooch and Poinsettia bobby pins!


9. Deals under $10 with FREE shipping


You can find all kinds of nice gifts and stocking stuffers here from watches, jewelry, tech, decor and more!
Find it HERE.

10. Wise Woman Christmas Gift Guide  2017- You can find tons of deals there too!

You can visit it HERE.
I hope you find something you like for the holidays!


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HUGE Lilla Rose Black Friday Sale (Up to Half Off and Free Shipping)!



We love Lilla Rose and wanted to share their Black Friday sale with you!

Right now they are having a sale on everything--up to 50% off! This includes new releases too AND you get FREE shipping with orders of $75 or more! If you order $125 or more you get a FREE special gift package that includes a pretty silver metallic bag that contains the popular poinsettia brooch and bobby pins!



You know that I have mentioned them before and told you all that I wear their amazing Flexi-clips every single day!



I am loving all of their new winter styles--they are so easy to use and you can get such a pretty look in seconds!












For the gal who likes things to dangle:



This is the NEW Poinsettia collection I mentioned earlier--it comes in silver and gold. 







This is their BIGGEST sale of the year so you won't want to miss this. 

They make great unique gifts and stocking stuffers for ALL--your daughter(s), your mom, your grandma, your mother-in-law and your friends--and don't forget about you!

You can visit our Lilla Rose website HERE.





Don't forget to visit our Wise Woman Christmas Gift Guide 2017 for more amazing deals:




Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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

We would love for you to link up with us! Come and share your posts on building up your home, homemaking, character, hospitality, femininity, family, tea, recipes, parenting, marriage, homeschooling, and whatever else you'd like to share that would encourage our community. Feel free to also share more than one post!

Don't forget to check out the  NEW Wise Woman Christmas Gift Guide 2017!




Also there is still time to enter our Homemaker's Friend Daily Planner 2018 GIVEAWAY:



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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

How to Host a Thanksgiving Re-enactment



Over the last decade or so we had dear friends who always hosted a special Thanksgiving Re-Enactment which was so fun to take part in. It always blessed us and we learned so much, so I thought that maybe some of our readers might be interested in doing something like that with their friends and family.

So today I am going to share what they did here in case you'd like to to do one too!

Here is what they did:

1. Costumes - They had people dress up as Pilgrims and Indians, even the children too. You could make your own or find some here. 

2. Food - They had everyone bring a Thanksgiving dish (sometimes true to period and sometimes just traditional or a mix of both). They also cooked chowder on a big pot outdoors over a fire to feed everyone. I also remember that they also passed out a food (might have been hard tack) that was eaten on the Mayflower for people to sample. I will see if she has the recipe and post it here later if she still has it.

3. Decor - They decorated their property inside and out with a Thanksgiving theme -pumpkins, cornstalks, themed books, candles, old-fashioned signs and hay bales to sit on. I think once or twice they even did their entire garage as the Mayflower!

4. History - They would share a speech about the history behind it and also pass out these little cards of people from The Mayflower when you came in. They had a picture of a Pilgrim (male if you were a male and female if you were female) on the front and at the end they would name the survivors of the Mayflower and you could check to see if you were one of them who made it or not.

5. Short plays - People would act out different parts (like William Bradford or Chief Massasoit) or read or act out what they did.

6. Song - sometimes we would sing some hymns or do a craft.

7. Trivia - They had a trivia time where they would ask the crowd questions about the history of Thanksgiving.

8. Kernels of corn - they shared about how the Pilgrims were rationed 5 kernels of corn a day to survive. You can share the significance of this by passing 5 kernels out so everyone can hold it in their hand while you talk about it.

9. Games - Bow and Arrows and old fashioned games were played.

10. Dancing - Then we would finish the day with old fashion dancing (Virginia Reel, etc).

It wasn't always the same every year, it was always a little different but every one always learned something and had so much fun fellowshipping together! What great memories my children have had doing this!

Here is a book for more information and help--The Thanksgiving Primer: A Complete Guide to Recreating the First Harvest Festival for Your Family, Friends or Church.





Here is a book for your children that we recommend--The Pilgrim's First Thanksgiving:




Have you ever hosted or been a part of a Thanksgiving Re-enactment before?

What would you add?





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Monday, November 20, 2017

Get Organized in the New Year with The Homemaker's Friend Daily Planner 2018 (& Giveaway!!!)




Do you struggle with homemaking?

Are you tired of dealing with not being organized?

As a homemaker of over 20 years to a large family I know how important it is to have an organized home and life. If things are not the way I need them to to be to function, things can easily fall apart at the seams!

Growing up I didn't really have someone teach me the ropes on how to do all of this. My mom was great at showing me how to clean a home but we both would have never imagined on what level I would be doing it at in the future.

I am so grateful when I find something that can really help homemakers especially in the long run because we need help now but we also need that help to last. That is where The Homemaker's Friend Daily Planner 2018 comes in---it was created by a mom just like you and me who really knows and understood what our needs are!








Can you see what she has added on the cover?

"Be glad in the Lord and rejoice. "


What a much needed reminded in the midst of our busy homemaking days!


Planners are awesome because they keep everything in order and also help to:


1. Keep your goals in front of you.

2. Keep you organized.

3. Help you to be efficient and not waste time.

4. Help you execute what needs to be done and helps you to take action!


Here is what is officially included in a nutshell:


  • An overview of the year by month.
  • Two-page spreads for entries each month.
  • Two-page spreads for entries each week. This allows you to sketch out an entire week, day by day.
  • A section to enter projected tasks.
  • A section to enter specific projects.
  • A section to keep a listing of personal contact information.
  • A perforated shopping list section allows you to take the list with you.



You can see more of the page layouts HERE.

This year they are even offering FREE menu-planning downloads! Woohoo!




I truly believe that many of you out there will benefit from this planner all year long. It is a great place to plan out what needs to get done. Not only will you be able to organize your home, menus, projects and more, but you will find that getting all of this done on paper can help get your life under control and bring more peace to your household. Things always run much easier and smoother with a plan in place! You can also find them in our Wise Woman Christmas Gift Guide 2017 this year!





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Right now you can get a $2 off discount
 for this planner using code: AWW200

(And you can save if you buy in bulk too!)





You can find The Homemakers Friend Daily Planner 2018 at The Homemakers Depot!







You can enter to win a free planner here:

a Rafflecopter giveaway




I hope you find it to be a blessing to managing your life and home
for the upcoming new year!




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Thursday, November 16, 2017

How to Help Children & Orphans in Need



Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. ~James 1:27

If you are looking for a worthy cause to donate to during the holidays you might want to consider helping children and orphans in need.

We want to get the word out about Baptist Children's Home and the amazing work that they are doing. They need help during the holidays and all year round.

They are currently caring for over 1,000 children in the US and around the world. You can read all about them here. 

They are having a Thanksgiving Shower for children and are in need of donations--especially Aldi Gift Cards.

Right now some of their needs are:

FOOD PANTRY
  • Baking needs (flour, sugar, oils, etc.)
  • Snack or lunchbox items
  • Canned goods (all kinds- veggies and meats too)
  • Condiments & spices
  • Rice, pasta, & beans
  • 100% fruit juice
  • Rolled/Quick Oats
  • peanut butter/jelly/jam
  • spaghetti
  • pastas
  • canned/ dried fruit
  • mac and cheese
  • soup/chili/ravioli
  • drink mixes/cerea
  • cooking oils
  • crackers/popcorn
  • syrup/honey
  • seasonings/spices
  • wheat/white flour
  • bread/cookie/muffin/brownie box mixes
  • canned milk
  • pancake mix
  • drink mixes/hot chocolate
  • fruit snacks
  • cereal
*Gift cards to major grocery retailers for perishable food items

KITCHEN & CLEANING
  • Ziploc baggies, all sizes
  • Plastic wrap
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Trash Bags 
  • Dryer Sheets
  • Toilet Bowl Cleaner
  • Bathroom Spray Cleaner
  • Laundry detergent (HE & Regular)
  • Dryer sheets
  • Dishwasher detergent (liquid/pods)
  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Antibacterial wipes

PERSONAL HYGIENE
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant 
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Hair products
  • Liquid hand soap
  • Body soap/wash
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • diapers (size 3.4. & 5)
PAPER GOODS
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Tissues
  • Napkins
HOUSEHOLD
  • Twin bed sheets
  • Bed pillows
  • Twin bed comforters
  • Towels & wash clothes
  • Flash drives
  • Printer paper
  • Sharpie Markers-all colors                
  • 3-ring binders 
  • Bulletin boards

Here are some of the most recent children they are helping--baby Jeremiah and these two little boys.

They experienced a flood not too long ago in one of their homes not too long ago and also need help restoring what was damaged. 

You can read more about them here or donate online HERE.



Thank you for your generous help for needy families, children, and orphans!











Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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

We would love for you to link up with us! Come and share your posts on building up your home, homemaking, character, hospitality, femininity, family, tea, recipes, parenting, marriage, homeschooling, and whatever else you'd like to share that would encourage our community. Feel free to also share more than one post!

Don't forget to check out the  NEW Wise Woman Christmas Gift Guide 2017!





Now back to the Linkup--if you do join our link up we only require one thing! PLEASE share the image below on your blog and link back so that others can find us and join in the fun or just simply paste and copy the code into your blog sidebar or at the bottom of the post that you shared here:









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