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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Fundraiser for our Son

As I continue to talk about,  my 14 year old son

has Scleroderma Coupe de Sabre: Which is incurable and untreatable. He has had two episodes of pain and we are beginning to do some testing.

I have introduced you to my friend Julie before:

She and I attended the same Christian College and now homeschool our kiddos in the same small town. She has amazing talent, creativity and taste and does things WELL.

 She is also the owner of Jules Jewerly and Little Girls Pearls. Julie  has made us a generous and amazing offer. For two weeks: Starting the day after Thanksgiving and going through December 10th, our family will receive 20% of any purchase made at her sites: using the code NATE, to help with medical costs.


You're gonna LOVE her stuff!!

She has some GORGEOUS hand stamped jewelery including:

Mothers' jewelry including

Mothers' Love Birthstone Necklace

THEN there is also her Little Girls'  Pearls jewelry line featuring, a lovely selection of sweet and elegant freshwater pearl and sterling silver jewelry. These would be so great for Christmas, or a wedding, any special occasion or church on Sundays.

This line include thee sweetest necklaces, earrings, and bracelets ever!!
Here's a sample:

Another truly amazing friend Kimmie from Made a button for me just for this event! She is amazing and talented and such an encouragement to me. She does some amazing button making--you should check her out.


We have so much appreciated everyone's prayers for our son and are feeling very blessed. If you are looking for a Christmas gift for a mom, aunt, friend, daughter (or yourself:) and think they would like Julie's amazing jewelry please consider buying from her and using the code: NATE.

Kimmie just notified me that ANYTHING purchased in her shop on Black Friday..she will give 100% to us for Nate's medical needs.

A dear freind has just added Avon to the Christmas shopping to benefit Nate:)
just use code: NATE14 at

We appreciate any help getting the world out about these fundraisers.

God Bless!

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

It's almost Thanksgiving--Where are your Christimas Cards?

I love love love Christmas cards and send out at least 100 each year. I love getting them and I hope others do too:) Sometimes I send a letter. Some years so much has happened that is not good, it feels better to just send a card of us all smiling. Feels like enough to know that we are indeed blessed and doing well.

I am totally lagging this year!! I don't have a photo in mind yet this year or clothes picked out or anything and am feeling way behind. BUT in my defense, the 80 degree weather hasn't actually stopped yet!! How is anyone supposed to concentrate?

I have been very very impressed with the quality and customer service at Shutterfly. When they offered  50 free cards for bloggers, I jumped at the chance.  That is enough motivation for me:) Follow the link and you can too:)

Check them out!

They have a great page of photo taking tips for family portraits HERE

so far my top favorites are:

elegant floral black

Rejoice! the Lords is King

While you're taking those Holiday photos, keep gift giving in mind. I'm eyeing the ceramic ornament or pewter ornament--what a neat keepsake for me, or a grandparent or to take along with you when you move out and decorate your own Christmas tree for the first time.

I like the idea of making Christmas photo mugs as gifts. I'm really liking the idea of coasters for me (and all the coffee that will be consumed here in my home during gift opening:) Can't ever go wrong with Canvas Wall Art. I am blown away by the creative things offered at Shutterfly!

Shutterfly Discount codes 
Free shipping code for orders of $30 or more SHIP30
Check HERE for more of their current special offers.

I was not paid for this post--honest opinions were used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others. I will be receiving 50 cards for writing this post

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Fall Mantle Fun OR Sharp Clippers at Nap Time

This is what happens at naptime when I can FINALLY find my sharp clippers:)

I have this bush in my front yard that really really needed pruning back. not sure if this is the time of year to do it--BUT it happened today and then this mantle happened out of it.

I *think* the topsy turvy off kilter feeling is only coming from the photograph. Although, honestly I'm not climbing back up on the ladder anytime soon to fix it:)

AND a little closer up....
AND closer still........

My photography skills are really lacking. I'm not sure I can blame my camera for this one:(

I made the banner last year from placements and curtains I got at Good Will...the framed verse is from HERE, and I made the Dollar Tree Hurricanes.

Not exactly magazine material but pretty decent for my decorating budget ;)

Linking up at: Weekend Wrap up, Thanksgiving Linky Party (somewhat simple,) Just Something I Whipped up, Making the World Cuter, Made by You Mondays

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Great Deals, and yet no Money Tree

Wouldn't you know it! I am completely borke and finding all these great deals! Would someone please do something amazing with these and let me know:)

OK. I did come across some completely free things like: COFFEE!

Free Seattles Best Coffee at Burger King, on Fridays in November during Breakfast hours. (We also have a bunch of the free french fry coupons :) not sure how great of a breakfast that is though:)

Amazon is having a great special on Toys:

 AMAZING deals and you can also get free shipping and $10 off....

Christian Clippers tells us how to get a handheld Foodsaver for $3.60 shipped: HERE

I really want to be ready for Thanksgiving. I have been pricing Turkeys and so far it sounds like Fresh & Easy has the best price at 37 cents a pound for Jennie-O. I have some 10% coupons ready and just need to get some money:)

I'm looking for ways to decorate for Thanksgiving. Again with no money. Id love to hear your ideas!
I found some great things to print- 
HERE is an awesome Thanksgiving version of "Keep Calm and Carry On" displayed beautifully. Click over and print your own.

HERE is yet another that she created.

Another very talented lady created these two prints and framed in an arrangement with a handprint turkey.
I may need to make a few of those too:) You can get your copies HERE.

These are totally free and I WILL find a way to get them up in our house in the next few weeks:)
I really really like the whole concept of Subway art and LOVE that these generous ladies have not created these but agreed to share them with us. Please let them know how great we all think that is!!

Here are some coupons waiting to be printed:

$1.00 off One (1) Nancy's Frozen Appetizer
$3.00 off any Afrin 12 Hour Nasal Spray
$1.50 off TWO HUGGIES Baby Wipes
$2.50 off ONE (1) HUGGIES Diapers
$1.50 off Any Theraflu Product
$0.75 off on the purchase of any one WASA
$0.50 off on ANY SIX (6) Light & Fit 6 oz. Cups
$0.55 off on ANY ONE (1) DanActive 4-pack
$1.00 off any one Compound W product
$1.00 off Glade PlugIns Scented Gel products
$0.75 off on ANY ONE (1) ACTIVIA 4-pack
$0.50 off on ANY ONE (1) Light & Fit 4-pack
$88.99 for 2 Pairs of Eyeglasses
BOGO on Purina Pro Plan brand
$4.00 off Glade Automatic Spray Starter
$1.50 off Glade Automatic Spray Refill
$0.75 off on ONE FINISH Powerball Tabs or Gelpac
$1.00 off on ANY ONE (1) FINISH QUANTUM
$1.00 off 1 FINISH JET-DRY Rinse Agent
$1.00 off on 1 Finish Dishwasher Cleaner
$0.75 off Cascadian Farm product
$0.50 off Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters
$0.50 off Chex Mix
$1.00 off Ziploc Brand Bags
$0.40 off Pillsbury Italian Meal Breads
$0.75 off (1) 32oz or (2) Karo 16oz Corn Syrup
$0.50 off Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls
$0.75 off Total cereals
$1.00 off Chex cereals
FREE Prestige Collage & EXTRA 20% OFF
$1.00 off General Mills Kid cereals
$1.00 off on any Hartz dog or cat toy.
$1.00 off 1 Garnier Fructis Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
$0.50 off Bisquick Baking Mix
$1.00 On Your Purchase of the All New Redbook!
$1.00 off any (1) variety of Eight O'Clock Coffee
50% off Olan Mills portraits
$3.00 off ONE Bendaroos 500pc Mega Pack Only
$0.40 off Pillsbury Sweet Rolls
$0.50 off Betty Crocker Box Muffin Mix
$0.40 off Betty Crocker Cookie Mix
$1.50 off Ziploc Containers
$1.00 off ANY TWO (2) Newman's Own products
$1.00 off Pillsbury Sweet Moments™
$0.55 off Pillsbury Simply... Cookie Dough
$0.50 off Progresso Products
$0.50 off any one (1) Minute Rice Product
$1.00 off Pillsbury Savorings products
$0.75 off Frozen Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits
$1.00 off Pillsbury Holiday Cookies
$0.35 off Pillsbury Grands! Jr biscuits
$1.00 off Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough
$0.40 off Yoplait Yogurt
$0.50 off Pillsbury Rolled Refrigerated Pie Crust
$0.30 off Refrigerated Pillsbury Grands! Biscuit
$0.55 off Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough

Let me know if and how you use these things. I really do want to know:)

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