$500 Cash Giveaway!

The Christmas season is upon us! And while this is a joyous and festive time of the year, it can also be a time of financial stress and worry for some.

That is why I’m teaming up with 25 other bloggers to bring you a Christmas Blessings Giveaway for $500 Paypal cash! We understand the stress of fulfilling our kids’ Christmas lists, or having an unexpected bill to pay, or even just having enough money to put gas in the car and coats on our kids.

Christmas Blessings Giveaway

We hope to lift some of that burden for one family and bless them with $500 Paypal cash to use for whatever their family needs. Whether it’s for Christmas gifts, to pay off bills, or to save for a rainy day, we hope this giveaway will bless a family this holiday season. And we are blessed to be a blessing as well.

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The giveaway will run from Monday, December 7th through Sunday, December 13th (ends at 11:59pm EST). Winner will be notified by email shortly after the giveaway ends and will have 48 hours to respond to claim the prize or another winner will be drawn. You must have a Paypal account to win.

I’d love to hear – how would you spend an extra $500 this Christmas season?

FREE Printable – Bible verses to instill in the hearts of our children

I recently wrote a short article about why I’ve been focusing on particular Bible verses with my children (you can read that article here). In that post, I included a list of verses we can use in different situations with our kids.

After publishing that article, I decided it’d be neat to make a printable with the verses for easy reference. Lily (8) and I had so much fun playing with the colors that we didn’t just make one – we made four!

Here’s what I have for you:

A printable to use for boys (click here or click the photo to open the PDF):

One for girls
(click here or click the photo to open the PDF):


A gender neutral one (click here or click the photo to open the PDF):BibleVersesNeutralPhoto

And a black and white option (click here or click the photo to open the PDF):BibleVersesBWphoto
To tuck God’s Word into our children’s hearts, we have to first teach God’s Word.

My Favorite Planner: Giveaway! (Plus a link to free organizational printables)

NOTE: I’m not an affiliate for this product and no affiliate links are used in this post. I just want to pass along the word about an organizational product that I love as well as suggest a free alternative.

It’s no secret that I’m all about Living Intentionally, writing things down, and keeping a schedule (I’m one of those people who loves to feel spontaneous – as long as it’s carefully planned!).

Not just that, but I like to experience things in real life, not just touch them on a screen. I like to flip through paper books, receive real mail, smell real flowers, and go on real nature walks. There are some things that the Internet, the Wii, and e-mail just can’t duplicate. Plus, I really just need a little extra help in being on time again (you know, because I wrote a book about it and all…)

So, after a couple years of keeping a calendar solely on my phone, I decided that I really wanted a paper planner this year. I’m still planning on keeping appointments on my phone as well as in my planner, but I wanted a planner that had a weekly to-do list, some inspirational quotes, grocery list paper, a place to keep track of progress on my current goals, a little spot for menu planning, and I wanted it to be pretty.

I also wanted to find a planner that was laid out in a way that won’t make me feel overwhelmed and won’t take a lot of time to fill out.

That’s why I’m so excited about The Time Keeper. I had one a few years ago and used it often. It was perfect. Simple, thorough, small enough for my purse, large enough to have plenty of writing space. In my opinion, it’s the best balance of everything. (Go here to take a look inside if you’d like to see what I mean.)


When I went to buy The Time Keeper, I found that the main site was already sold out. Starla Kreider (the creator of this calendar) directed me to a website that still has a few calendars left. I was so excited that I ordered two. One for me. And one for one of you!

To enter the giveaway:

To enter to win one Time Keeper 2014 Household Planner, simply leave a comment on this post. A simple, “Hi” is plenty to let me know that you want to be entered, but I always love to hear more from my readers, so be as wordy as you’d like!

For extra entries:

Follow me on Pinterest, “Like” my page on Facebook, subscribe to my blog, or share any one of my blog articles on your Facebook wall. Leave one comment per thing you’ve done. You can simply say, “Following on Pinterest” or “Liked your Facebook page” or “Subscribed to your blog” or “Shared an article” (please tell me which article you shared!). You’ll receive one entry for each of these, for up to five entries total! NOTE: This will be done mostly on the honor system, except that I will check for verification that the winner did each thing they commented about.

For one more bonus entry:

Hop over to my Facebook page and “Like” the status about this post!

This giveaway will end at 11:59PM EST Saturday, January 11, 2014 and the winner will be announced on Monday (Jan 13).

For those of you who’d like free planning pages, check out these free downloads on MoneySavingMom.com. The downloads include menu planning sheets, household management forms, weekly goal-planning sheets, and more! (Some of these are perfect to use in conjunction with my declutter series!)

P.S. I hope this week’s declutter assignments are going well for you! Let me know if you need extra tips or encouragement. I’ve gotten a few great organizational questions that I plan to answer in future blog posts, so keep asking away!

Free Printable for Facebook Fans!

Many of you know that I’ve written two eBooks. “28 Days to Timeliness: Tips and Confessions from a Semi-Reformed Late Person” is currently available for just $2.99 and “101 Time-Saving Tips for Busy Moms” is FREE to blog subscribers.

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A big theme throughout both books is to be intentional – we can’t always be on time or save a lot of time if we’re consistently squandering time. So, for a little daily reminder, I asked Joy from Five J’s Design to create an Intentional Living Subway Art printable that I could give to my readers.

I’m excited to announce the printable artwork is ready and it’s on my Facebook page! To receive your FREE printable, “Like” me on Facebook if you haven’t already, then click on the “Fans-Only Content” directly under the “Like” button. After that, just click on the image, then print it. Easy, peasy!

Intentional-LivingPrintableYou can print in color or black and white. I chose color.


If you’re excited about this little freebie, please help me spread the word by sharing this information with your friends!

Happy Monday!