Dayspring’s Most Incredible Sale of the Year

Some friends of mine who work for Dayspring visited my home last year. After a quick tour, they said my home was a great Dayspring advertisement. I LOVED THAT. Because not only have I written for this amazing company for years, I believe in them. From the CEO to the shipping clerks, every employee I’ve met loves Jesus and their product speaks of this inspiration.

And their stuff is pretty cute.

I also love to give Dayspring items–every teacher, friend and relative on my list usually gets a little something from this company.

I’m super excited to share with you their biggest sale of the year, starting today! Get 30% off everything in the store (clearance and monthly specials included)

Super Sale- 30% off with code: 30SUPER

Plus, Dayspring has some incredible deals on many of my favorite items:

Ever Grateful Platter Reg Price: $34.99
Super Deals Price: $13.99 (60% off!)

Ever Grateful - 12

Ever Grateful Vase

Reg Price: $21.99
Super Deals Price: $7.79 (60% off!)

Ever Grateful - 10

Blessings of God Dough Bowl
Reg Price: $64.99
Super Deals Price: $25.99 (60% off!)
Blessings of God - Dough Bowl

Inspirational Message Blocks:
Reg Price: $49.99
Super Deals Price: $14.99 (70% off!)

Inspirational Message Blocks - Set of 9 Blocks

Plus, many more Super Deals- up to 70% off! I’m using Dayspring affiliate links in this post.

Cultivating Gratitude {Family Resource}

It’s the one thing I long for my family to learn, live:


It’s the one thing I teach by example (or lack of), a heart full of thanksgiving, overflowing on my husband, surrounding my children. They are watching, waiting. Not just for the outward, polite, mandatory “thank you.” But the grateful heart that spills out and is contagious.

Gratitude is the one thing that gets me through a hard day.

It’s about choosing to be grateful, when I want to complain, opting for thanksgiving when I long to whine, it’s looking for the good when it all feels bad. The best kind of gratitude is when I don’t feel it at all.

It’s not just the gratefulness for new things, a comforter on sale for my daughter’s bed brings praise, “thank you, Mom!” It’s thankfulness in the trials, the hard times, the difficult spots we find ourselves. These are the moments that define us: digging deep when gratitude isn’t easy.

Thankfulness isn’t inherited. It often doesn’t come easy. It needs to be practiced, made a priority.

Gratitude is what will change our home.

How to Stir Up Thanksgiving in Your Family:

  • Record your gratitude-write it down!
  • Read past entries aloud
  • Reflect on the day, the good and bad. We “play” highs and lows. What is your high for the day. How can we encourage each other in the lows.
  • Reinforce-no gratitude is too small.
  • Resolve to give thanks, in all things

As we head into fall, I’m excited about this new family resource to help cultivate gratitude as we move towards the Thanksgiving season. It’s called the  12 Day Holiday Countdown by Dayspring.

I believe it has the potential to be a very meaningful family tradition. I love it because it’s perfect for the entire family, from the smallest to the oldest. It’s multi-functional and it’s designed to be used at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter with corresponding story blocks and scripture!

Each small box holds a card for the day and corresponds with the included guidebook. You can add a slip of paper or small treat to the box as you countdown to Thanksgiving (Christmas and Easter).

Sample Text from guidebook:
We’re thankful for friends.I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his
master’s business.  Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I
learned from My Father I have made known to you.  John 15:15 NIVGod is a friend to us.What does it mean to be God’s friend?

And get this, for the next 4 days, the Holiday Countdown is on sale for ONLY $10! Reg. $24.

Dayspring sent me one to try with my kiddos. It came yesterday and before I could hide it, they saw it and are begging to celebrate something. I just know your kids will love this intentional time together too.

Get one today at a great price!

*I’m a Dayspring affiliate and the links in this post are affiliate links.

New Doors of Opportunity {Big Giveaway}

UPDATE:  The following comment numbers have randomly been selected as winners: 93, 119, 136, 147, 162, 167, 170, 174, 177 and 198.  Congratulations Caroline, Tamara, Cheryl, Lisa, Anita, Cari, Julie, Maria, Crystal and Becky – an email has been sent your way.

Whew. I don’t ever want to move again.

Can I be exhausted now?

I have 237 things to do, but I’ve been wanting to add this little beauty that Dayspring sent me to my new door for weeks now.

Moving and changing your life a little always opens new opportunities. I’m excited about some of the new doors opening in my life.

In celebration of my new door of opportunity (and yours), Dayspring is offering an exclusive sale on the Doorknocker for ONLY $5.99. Reg. price: $14.99. Great deal, huh? Use code: Welcome60

There is no limit on how many can be purchased and shipping charges do apply.

Plus, I’m giving TEN away today!

Just leave a comment and let me know what new doors you’re knocking on…

Six Quick Things

Two posts in one day?
I know. Cool.
I also have a tattoo. (My mother-in-law still doesn’t know. No Internet at their farm, plus there’s always socks.)

  1. I wrote about shutting my big mouth over at (in)courage today. I’m on a word fast.
  2. I spoke at a women’s event in Dallas on Monday about God-sized dreams. They blessed Mercy House with a God-sized offering and we nearly sold out of product.  My big kids and hubby ran the table while my youngest ate people’s left-over cupcakes right off their plates.
  3. We played hooky at the Great Wolf Lodge (our first visit-loved it!)
  4. Mercy House t-shirts (women’s v-neck) are on sale for only $10 (while supplies last)
  5. My Blessings Unlimited Store (sidebar) is having a very fun Spring sale (up to 75% off)
  6. A few weeks ago, my hubby (@nascardad on Twitter) cashed in his Christmas Groupon gift from me and raced around the track at crazy speeds. He’s hot.

That is all. Y’all have a happy weekend.

Date night is happening for us. What do you have planned?

A $15 [FREEBIE] Gift for My Readers

I’m excited to share this awesome freebie with y’all.

I love photos. I love photo gifts (to keep) and (to give). I have fallen in love with Paper Coterie. They have such unique photo product ideas and I’m always sharing deals on my Facebook page for this fun company.

Just look at my fancy spiral notepad. I’m a serious list-maker and this notebook is very important to me. I’m lost without it!

I also created this amazing memory box for keepsakes from our trips to Africa!

As a part of their new affiliate program, Paper Coterie is offering ALL MY READERS a $15 credit to make something special (to keep) or (to give)! Perfect for Mother’s Day!

Use code: GIFTFAVES  This expires May 14, 2012

Disclosure: this is my affiliate link. If you’re a blogger, you should become an affiliate too!


UPDATE:  Christie (comment 56) has been randomly selected as the winner.

I’m in love with Dayspring’s new REDEEMED line:

Redeemed – Beautiful in Its Time – Jewelry Tabletop Mirror
 –On Sale, month of April for $23.99, plus 20% coupon= $19.19

I see color.

Redeemed – Found & Treasured – Large Purse

My life used to black and white. Even gray.

Redeemed – Everything Beautiful – Padded Phone Cover

Before I was redeemed.

Redeemed – Truly Treasured – Wallet
 On Sale, month of April for $23.99, plus 20% coupon= $19.19

Dayspring’s newest line: Redeemed. It’s beautiful, colorful and inspirational.

Redeemed – Everything Beautiful – Toiletries Bag

I love filling my life with meaningful items.

Redeemed – Everything Beautiful – Decorative Lantern

In the past, I’ve been able to share about Christ because of a Scripture on my tote or my t-shirt.

Today I’m happy to give away (my favorite item) this gorgeous (large) overnight bag to one blessed reader:

Redeemed – Lovely by Design – Overnight Bag

Check out the whole Redeemed line--there are TEN items on sale, plus you can get an additional 20% discount with code: SPRT20

I think these beautiful items would be perfect for Mother’s Day. Shhh….Don’t tell my Mom!

Happy weekend!

75% + 15% Off Dayspring Calendars

Dayspring has an awesome selection of Christian calendars! They are 75% off, plus an extra 15% off with code below.

Here’s just a sample of the great variety, prices ranging from .60 cents to $3.00 (with discounts):

Wall calendars:




Click here to shop at Dayspring your 2012 calendar.

15% off Coupon code: 15offgifts

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