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Better Than Black Friday! < $5 Gifts at Dayspring

It’s not even Black Friday, and let’s not even begin the ugly debate of if stores should be open on Thanksgiving, because who needs to go out with deals this good????!!! 

All of these that I’m showing you are listed at 5 DOLLARS! 

>>> But here’s what’s even sweeter, you can save even more with the promo code THANKYOU15 – making $5 gifts only $4.25!!!!! <<<

I think Dayspring has lost their marbles!  Less than $5 gifts, People! And they don’t scream, “You bought this at the flea market”.

Most of these items will disappear quickly, so swipe them before they get their wits about them again. 😉 

Redeemed Christmas – The Saviour Has Come – Canvas Christmas Stocking $5 (regularly $25)


Redeemed Christmas – Countdown to Christmas – Wooden Advent Chalkboard $5 (regularly $19.99)


Redeemed Christmas – He Fills My Life – Ceramic Candy Dish $5 (regularly $24.99)


Redeemed Christmas – Redeemed by Love – Chip & Dip Dish $5 (regularly $26.99)



Redeemed Christmas – No Greater Love Than Jesus – Christmas Stocking $5 (regularly $29.99)






There are more bargains to be found, but these are a few of my absolute favorites! Click around and you’ll find some other FABULOUS Pre-Black Friday Specials up to 75% off!!!!



*The links above are affiliate links, which means when you purchase something I get a little percentage of it to snatch deals like these up too! Thanks, Friends!



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A Perfectly Imperfect Christmas


This year hasn’t been the picture-perfect Christmas by any stretch.  There’s many things left undone, traditions skipped, and not everything has went as planned.  Laying in bed most of the week last week with a respiratory illness was difficult when there were presents to wrap, Christmas cards to be sent, neighbor gifts I wanted to make, last-minute shopping to finish, and homemade treats I wanted to bake.

Missing my side of the family’s Christmas, a Christmas work dinner, and a concert didn’t make it any easier.  But there’s a bright side to everything.

Less fuss. Less expectations. Less busy. Less hustle and bustle. 


While there have been more Trader Joe’s cookies consumed than homemade, and my house is not holiday home-tour worthy, no one seems to be disappointed. Perhaps I saved Christmas with the egg-in-the-hole stars we feasted on for lunch or maybe the 3 ingredient reindeer food that I whipped up last night? 


No one seems to be lacking in Christmas spirit.


We’ve made good memories together, even if they haven’t been monumental or what I would have planned. There’s been more snuggling on the couch watching movies, more low-key, more simplicity.


I don’t think they’ll look back on the Christmas of 2013 and say, “Remember that year that you didn’t do Christmas crafts with us?  We didn’t decorate sugar cookies? We didn’t even have Christmas pajamas!!!!!!”


Nah, I think there are plenty of other things that we’ve done wrong throughout the year that will scar them for life.

This Christmas?  It’s perfectly imperfect.  And we’re fully embracing it. 

{After all, it can’t be worse than when we ate McDonald’s for Christmas at the airport, but then again, that was pretty awesome too.}

This post is part of a series that I’m partnering with Hallmark during this month of December. I’m honored and grateful to be part of their “Life is a Special Occasion” campaign this December.  Don’t you love the Pics’n’Props Photo Kit


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Merry and Bright: Christmas Card 2013



I had the Christmas crud last week. Hacking my lungs out to the tune of FA-LA-LA-LA-AUGHRHRHGHHHHHH!

It had me down for the count for the week, therefore, I still have a hefty stack of Christmas cards yet to be mailed, along with another zillion things that just won’t get done this Christmas.

Remember when I was wishing for a simple Christmas?  Well, I got it. 

So allow me to redeem myself by getting my Christmas card to you on time this year to you, my online pals.  You are a wonderful community, and I’m thankful for this place where you let me share my heart and our lives.

Wishing you a MERRY and BRIGHT Christmas! 

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