10 Books I Love (& Own) On Sale for $2.99 Each

I love to catch up on reading during the holidays when I’m traveling or relaxing with my family.

If you’re a Kindle-lover, you won’t want to miss these 10 books for only $2.99. I happen to own all of them and recommend them highly: Click below on my affiliate link and be inspired!

        1. Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe
        2. Restless: Because You Were Made for More
        3. Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions
        4. Let. It. Go.: How to Stop Running the Show and Start Walking in Faith
        5. Happy Wives Club: One Woman’s Worldwide Search for the Secrets of a Great Marriage
        6. Sacred Marriage: What If God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy?
        7. One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are
        8. Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear
        9. Women Living Well: Find Your Joy in God, Your Man, Your Kids, and Your Home
        10. The Virtuous Life of a Christ-Centered Wife: 18 Powerful Lessons for Personal Growth

 

Your Christmas List Just Got Easier (Deal Alert)

An online friend visited my house once and said it looked like a Dayspring catalog.

It was a total compliment.

I’ve written for them for more than 5 years and they’ve paid me mostly with cute stuff to give and keep.

Their sales are my favorite for gift-giving and this year they are doing an early Black Friday sale (which I love since I’m planning on unplugging  during Thanksgiving.)

Dayspring has deeply discounted 8 of their most popular items this week (and they will be adding more to this amazing list!) Check them all out here by clicking on my affiliate links:  Early Black Friday Markdown Items

Here are a few of my favorites. I’ve given more than these than I can count:


Give Thanks – Wooden Caddy
Only $9.99 (Reg. $22.99)

Currently on my dining room table…


Blessings of God – Dough Bowl
 –Only $24.99 (reg. $64.99)

I gave this to my Mom last Christmas…


Redeemed – Redeemed & Blessed – Ceramic Cookie Jar
 –Only $14.99 (reg. $59.99)

Edited:  30% off the entire store! Begins on Monday, November 24th, this Black Friday coupon will go live: 30FRIDAY14. The coupon is good towards the entire store (includes clearance, excludes Markdown Specials) and is valid through 12/1.

Happy shopping!

What’s On My Reading List This Fall {Recommended Reads & Free Books}

Fall is here and I feel like I’m falling behind. I’m in the middle of a crazy-busy season of life, but I’m determined to slow down and read. It’s how I know I’m taking care of myself. It’s a great way to relax, reflect and respond. Here are the awesome books (click on the my affiliate links below to read more about each book) I’m planning on digging into this fall:

  • Decorating Cookies Party by Bridget Edwards (Recipe book)  | My dear friend (and former next door neighbor) Bridget, has done it again! This week she released another cookie cookbook and it’s an amazing, picture-filled DIY cookie party guide. She’s got me itching to break out my mixer. Remember when I made these? I’m not exactly a baker, but I am on page 33 (!). I was honored to attend Bridget’s cookie party and it was so fun and delicious. I ate them all. Leave a comment on this post and you could win a copy!

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  • Unwrapping the Greatest Gift: A Family Celebration of Christmas by Ann Voskamp (Children’s book) | I cannot wait to get my hands on Ann’s newest book for our family. It will be our guide this Advent Season. It’s full of daily Scripture passages and specially written devotion to help children of all ages understand the Advent theme for the day, and participate in suggested activities to apply the theme.

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  • God Made Light by Matthew Paul Turner (Children’s book: ) | I’m planning on adding this book to my Christmas list to all the littles in my life. I love the beautiful art and the Gospel message.

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  • Revolution in World Missions by K.P. Yohannan (Faith book)| I’ve actually read this book and it was absolutely life-changing. I can’t recommend Revolution in World Missions, written by the founder of Gospel for Asia, enough. And guess what? Everyone gets a FREE copy. Click and get yours today.

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Leave a comment to win Bridget’s fun new cookie party book and make sure you click here to get a free copy of a book that will change the way you see the world!

[Updated with Winner: Congrats to random winner, Summer!]

Let’s Get Craftsy (Free Mini Classes)

I have a long history with my glue gun.

I’ve always loved arts and crafts and DIY projects. If you’ve been a long time reader, you know The Love. And all those years ago as I modgepodged my way thru nap time and crafted my way around the house, I had no idea I’d get to use my hobby to empower women around the globe.

On that first trip to Kenya more than four years ago, we taught young moms a few crafty projects and they are still filling up this shop with their creations.  When my niece taught me to loom knit over Christmas break last year, I had no idea a month later, I’d share what I learned with new refugee friends.

Kenya Craft Party, 2012

Kenya Craft Party, 2012

And now we are calling that global DIY party Fair Trade Friday.

I don’t have as much time to craft as I used to, but I do every chance I get. Plus, I’m always looking for new ideas to share with different artisan groups. I’ve learned a lot from Pinterest tutorials and online projects, but I wanted tell y’all about a fun site. I mentioned it several years ago, but it now has some FREE and fun options (I’ve included affiliate links below):

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Craftsy is a self-paced learning environment that hosts online classes to help you bring creativity to life by offering education, supplies and kits. We’ve found several crochet projects for our Friday Refugee classes and now Craftsy is offering 35 FREE mini Classes for you to attend! They are absolutely free and the variety is amazing. Here are a few:

        • Beautiful wirework jewelry
        • Amazing Crochet Textures
        • Professional Family Portraits
        • Perfect Pizza at Home
        • Sewing: Bag-Making Basics
        • Complete Knife Skills

Craftsy: Free Cake Decorating Classes

Here’s the full list of Craftsy free mini classes to choose from

Fun, huh? So, go check out the free mini classes.

Plus, Craftsy has their regular classes on sale at 50% off for a limited time. Check them out here!

You seriously have no idea where your hobby can lead you! Ask me.