Christmas books make a great secret pal gift!

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If you walk into a craft store or even a large department store, you’re likely to see Christmas items already even though Halloween isn’t even here yet.   Yesterday I ordered some Christmas plates and have even considered pulling out the decorations to put up in November.  Yes, the bug bites me hard this time of year! I’m also reading some Christmas themed books.  I realized what a great gift these would make for a secret pal!  Many people like to read holiday books; these are sure to bring a smile to your secret pal or secret Santa this year!  [Read more...]

Finding God at the Kitchen Sink

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Finding God At The Kitchen Sink book review - savingsinseconds.com It made me chuckle to see the front cover of Finding God at the Kitchen Sink.  Its dirty appearance made it seem as if the book’s been splashed with some coffee or unidentified soup. Then I opened the book and noticed that the pages, too, are splattered with the same stains. It’s not unlike the stains of my soul before finding the redeeming love of Jesus.

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Change your hydration expectation #drinkdripdrop

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Last week was a busy time for our family! We passed around a stomach virus that never wanted to quit. It wasn’t pretty, folks. Meanwhile my daughter had a tonsillectomy, which means she needed to drink lots of liquids even when it hurt to swallow. She was quite a trooper! I must say that water was nearly the only thing we could all keep down at once. Whether you’re in a mild to moderate dehydration stage from illness, exercise, or just busy life, you can change your hydration expectation by supplementing with DripDrop.

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Start a t-shirt tradition this Thanksgiving

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Our family doesn’t really have a tradition for the holidays. We all pitch in to make things work; sometimes we travel to another state to visit family, other years they come to us. There have been times we were separated for the holidays or when we went on a vacation instead! I know there are lots of families who have a lifelong standing date for Thanksgiving. Maybe you all head to Grandma’s house for the annual family dinner. Perhaps you take a cruise together to celebrate the holidays. Whatever your tradition, how about starting a new t-shirt tradition this year? [Read more...]

Hoppin’ Halloween Giveaway Hop – prize just for God’s Little Princess

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Welcome to the Hoppin’ Halloween giveaway event. This hop is hosted by MamaNYC. The participating blogs have prizes valued at or above $25 so be sure to enter them all! The giveaways are open from October 24 through October 31, 2014 (ends at 11:59 PM EST).

Our sponsor for this giveaway is Tommy Nelson. [Read more...]

Fright Night giveaway hop — “It Will Be Okay” children’s book

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Welcome to the Fright Night blog hop!  Be sure to stop by each participating blog to enter their giveaways! This event is hosted by The Herd Hops.

Our sponsor for the giveaway is Tommy Nelson. One lucky reader will receive a copy of It Will Be Okay. [Read more...]

Pick the period – book reviews

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Historical fiction fans, unite!  The genre is getting better and better with so many stories coming from fantastic authors.   What period is your favorite setting?

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Heading out for the holidays? Consider these for a Hostess Gift

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My sister in law has a wonderful tradition in her family.  Each child receives a set of Christmas dishes throughout their teen years so that when they’re ready to establish their own home, they have special serving pieces to pull out for the holidays.  I thought my children would enjoy seeing special holiday plates but didn’t want to invest a lot of money into hard-to-find pieces.  I was so excited to find Create UR Plate which allows users to design and customize reusable decals for any occasion. Warning: give yourself plenty of time to play on this site because it’s addictive!  Here is a set of plates I ordered today:

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Stuff the stockings for crafty friends

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If you’re thinking about doing a homemade Christmas this year, why not learn a new trick and surprise everyone? If you’ve always made shell frames or canned jelly, everyone will be expecting to receive a wrapped version of your specialty.  This year it’s time to really WOW your family with your crafty side.  It’s not too late to learn a new skill.  Check out Craftsy for online classes that you can watch on your own time.  Whether it’s knitting, crochet, embroidery, or baking up a sweet treat, you can learn how to do it at Craftsy.   Wouldn’t it be fun to give all the girls on your list a pair of fingerless gloves that you made yourself?

Maybe you’re still focused on the Halloween decorating. No problem. Check out the Halloween Decor Kit with free video lessons. It’s on sale for $7.80 which is a huge discount from the original $26 price tag! If you haven’t heard yet, Craftsy is having a Halloween Flash Sale which is great for those of you who like to do crafts! Check out the savings on select fabric, yarn and kits.  Hurry though, because on Friday October 24, 2014 at 11:59 PM MT the sale will *POOF* disappear!

 

 

Juliet’s Nurse by Lois Leveen – book review and author interview

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Juliet's Nurse - reviewed on savingsinseconds.com

We all know the story about Juliet.  This one, however, is what you need to know before all that romantic nonsense.  It’s about the woman who loved Juliet before Romeo.   As Juliet grows strong from the mothers-milk meant for another baby, she also captures the heart of her wet-nurse.   In turn, the story will capture yours.   It’s an amazing tale that you simply must experience. [Read more...]