Friday, November 29, 2013

Freebies on Friday, November 29, 2013

Happy Friday everyone! Hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving. Here are a few freebies that I thought you might enjoy. See you all on Monday!


Homemade Christmas Gifts

Creating the Perfect Lifestyle (Influenced by: Tony Robbins, Oprah Winfrey, Jesus, Jack Canfield, CS Lewis, Rick Warren, The Bible, Anthony Robbins, Oprah)

Spiritual Warfare for Women: Winning the Battle for Your Home, Family, and Friends

25 Days of Christmas Treats: Delicious, no-fail recipes to please even the pickiest eater!

NuStevia from - send a self addressed stamped envelope to receive samples.
Emergen-C - vitamin supplement drink mix
Bulgari Omnia Crystalline Fragrance

Free Redbox Rental Code - "9MXW4LPC" valid until 12/5/13 also "NW2PCLP3" good until 12/12/13
Lego Rocking Horse - December 3rd at 5 p.m. for ages 6-14 in select stores.
Paper Doll Santa Helpers and Nativity brought to you by Design Dazzle

* Please note the ebook links are affiliate links but at the time of this publication all the books were listed as free on All the remaining links are not-affiliate links and I am not compensated for sending people to any of them.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Week of Thankfulness - Day 4 Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Time for ...
* Faith
* Family
* Friends
* Food
* Football, and
* Fun

I hope you all have a wonderful day and see you tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Week of Thankfulness - Day 3

Today I want to say how thankful I am for my hubby, his job and lots and lots of patience.

My hubby decided shortly after we met that he wanted to learn a trade. He was already working for a private company as a plumber's apprentice, but he worked all hours of the day and night and had to carry a beeper on the weekends.  He took a big pay cut to start off in a local union's plumbing apprenticeship school. Little did we know that this one decision would make such a big financial difference in our lives.

Through his apprenticeship he earned small raises each year and when my daughter was born we decided I should stay home to raise her.  Finances have always been tight but we are okay with that. We appreciate everything we have been given.

My hubby and I are very thankful for his current employer. He has worked for many companies over the years, but really lucked out with his current one. They trained him to work in their drafting department when he could no longer work in the field because of medical issues.

I'm also extremely thankful for the lots and lots of patience I was given today.

I'm sure I don't need to remind anyone that tomorrow is Thanksgiving. Well Wednesdays are our usual grocery shopping day and because Thanksgiving is tomorrow all the stores were extremely crowded. Like crazy crowded and I don't do well in crowds.

I'm used to shopping with a bunch of older folks and a few stay at home moms. Today it looked like the Black Friday ads on TV with lines and lines of people. Where did all these people come from???

Anyways, my kids who don't enjoy shopping at all were very good. Not a lot of complaining, bickering or arguing. I was thrilled to say the least.

What are you thankful for?

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Week of Thankfulness - Day 2 Thankful for the Mess

Today I'm very thankful for my messy house.

Yep, I said that.

I'm thankful to have a sink full of dirty dishes, piles of laundry, and even rooms to clean up.

No, I didn't go crazy and yes I do work to keep it clean.

When I see a sink full of dirty dishes that means I had food to feed my family. Hopefully something nutritious, delicious and filling.

When there are piles of laundry to be washed I know I have a house full of people who need me. They don't just need my help cleaning their clothes, but they need me to teach them how to be an independent person when they grow up. 

So yes, I'm thankful for the messes my family makes, because it means that I have people who still need me, as their wife or mom.

I love that I'm needed because I know someday soon I won't be. That's the job of a parent - raise your children so they are happy, productive human beings that don't need you but hopefully still love and want you.

What are you thankful for today?
"It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings. "  ~  Ann Landers

Monday, November 25, 2013

Week of Thankfulness - Day 1 With Thanksgiving Printable

Since this is Thanksgiving week I decided to make it a week full of thankfulness on the blog.

My kids are off school all week and today was my youngest child's Parent-Teacher Conference, so I wanted to express how thankful I am that my kids attend such wonderful schools.

All my kids have gone to the same elementary school. We love the principal, teachers and staff.  Just last week the principal let the students wrap him up with tissue paper like a mummy and in the past he allowed the students to duct tape him to the wall. He knows the names of almost all the kids and even the most of the families.

The teachers are caring, helpful and go above and beyond to help their students. The reason they can do this is because lots of parents volunteer. Not just in the classroom, but in the office, at the copier, even helping out from home.

If you want a great school for your children - start by helping out. Any little bit of time you can give to help out will help make the school better. Giving just 10 minutes copying papers for a teacher can give them 10 minutes more to spend with the students or plan their classes.

Maybe your child's school is not all that wonderful, but one teacher or staff member is. What matters most is there is a person your child enjoys.

I am thankful that there are wonderful adults to surround my children each day. They help them grow, learn and help them nurture their curiosity.

Enjoy this free printable I created to help you remember all the many things you have to be thankful for.  Click Here

Friday, November 22, 2013

12 Free Christmas eBooks for Kids

Here are a 12 adorable Christmas ebooks to count down till the big day.

I know I don't usually post twice in one day, but I saw all these great books had to share. Plus every one of them is currently for free to download on Amazon.

Jingle All the Way

Twas The Night Before Christmas: Edited By Santa Claus for the Benefit of Children of the 21st Century

Suzy Snowflake

The 12 Days of Christmas

Squidge: Little Elf, Big Trouble

The Crazy Christmas Caper

Once Upon A Christmas

A Mostly Ghostly Christmas

Three Things You Don't Know About Santa - FREE PREVIEW EDITION


A Christmas Carol

Santa's Plight

* Please note the ebook links are affiliate links, but at the time of this publication all the books were listed as free on