Thanksgiving, Linkup Features and Big Sales!

We had a lovely Thanksgiving day … how about you?  The morning was spent cleaning, cooking and taking care of animals.  Clinton, Sharon and Natan’el joined us in the afternoon for a feast!

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Many thanks to everyone who participated in our Counting Your Blessings Challenge … altogether we came up with 360 things to be thankful for!!  The winners of the giveaway are Chrissy and Beth Willis Miller – congratulations, ladies!  Your gifts will be en route soon.

We also want to thank the many bloggers who shared their thanksgiving/giving thanks posts on our linkup over the past few weeks.  We have enjoyed reading each of your posts and it was hard to narrow down the choice for a feature!  First, the most-visited post was Into The Woods, where Melani from Reflections of the Heart shared her fall-inspired outfit.

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And now for the featured posts … the disadvantage of having a to select a few is that you feel like you’re leaving all the rest out!  Many bloggers shared some beautiful and inspiring posts and I hope that all of you can go read each one for yourself.  In the meantime, these four won the Radical Femininity feature 🙂

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I have wanted to experience an Autumn in Vermont for a very long time!  I have never visited the state but somehow it has always attracted me.  In this post, the author shares about the beauties and blessings of this season.

I really appreciated this post Finding Thankfulness in the Unlikely. The author shared her personal experience of going through a miscarriage and finally finding healing through realizing the the Heavenly Father comforts us in our affliction.

When I asked my sisters what their favorite post was, Ruthie, Sarah and Abigail all told me this one was number one – Great is Thy Faithfulness: A Story of Waiting on God 🙂

How To Be Joyful When There Is Nothing To Be Happy About is a great post about perspective, being joyful and thankful in spite of difficulties.  The sun is always shining, even if it may be behind the clouds for a time.

Again, thank you to everyone who participated.  This was our first time hosting a linkup party like this and we really enjoyed it!  I hope you all did too 🙂

Now for some Black Friday specials … I shared some of these a couple days ago and I’m adding a few more!

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Take 10% off by using the code HHW10.  Offer expires December 1st.


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Use the code blackfriday2015 to take 20% off an order of $20 or more!  Offer expires November 30th.


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Everything is on sale, no coupon code needed, and if you order through this party link, you will be entered into the drawing for the mystery hostess rewards!  Plus we have this offer available:

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I will be giving away a flexi-clip on our mystery hostess party event, if you would like a chance to win, visit this page and leave a comment on the pinned post!  This sale ends November 29th.


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Use the code 20offblackfriday2015 to take 20% off orders of $20 or more.  Offer expires November 30th.


We love the MadeOn Hard Lotion products!  Renee has lots of special offers for Black Friday, including free bonuses on any orders and more free bonuses for orders of certain amounts.  You can see all the details here – no coupon is necessary.


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Tropical Traditions is offering free shipping on all Domestic Ground orders, plus a free ceramic coffee mug!  They also have some other great discounts today!  You can order here!

Preparing For Some Special Deals!

Good morning friends!

I hope you all are having a beautiful week so far.  Do you have any big plans for Thanksgiving?  We are staying at home and having a few friends over for the day.

Have you shared something that you’re thankful for on our Counting Your Blessings Challenge?  We are compiling a list of the many things that we’re thankful for and everyone who leaves a comment will be entered into a drawing for a little gift!

Have you seen the What Are You Thankful For linkup party that we’re hosting right now?  If you have any blog posts that have to do with giving thanks for the Thanksgiving holiday, you’re invited to share them!  The linkup will close at midnight on Wednesday, and on Friday we will share a post featuring our favorite submissions.

Of course, after Thanksgiving comes Black Friday … and with it, various opinions!  Raise your hand if you like to get up early and stand in line at retail stores!  Honestly, that’s not my cup of tea, but I do like to find discounts online.  If there are certain things that you are wanting/needing to buy, this can sometimes be a good day to purchase them.  And I would like to share a few special deals that I am aware of …

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I shared about this back in July when the course opened, and I recently found out that the author is opening registration again – from November 27th through December 1st.  This is a wonderful course for anyone who is looking to expand her blog.  It is a faith-based course that outlines step-by-step how to grow your blog in only a few short months.  The material is packaged into a 6 module, self-paced course that includes 14 powerful assignments designed to equip the Christian blogger.  I have found the course to be very helpful and informative in learning how to manage a blog and expand an audience.  If you’re a blogger, or considering starting a blog, I would highly recommend purchasing this course.  You can take 10% off by using the code HHW10.

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Have you visited the website where we sell the headcoverings we import from Israel?  If you place an order of $20 or more, you can take 20% off!!  Use the code blackfriday2015.  This offer begins Friday November 27th and expires Monday November 30th.

Speaking of hair and headcoverings, Lilla Rose is having their big sale of the year …

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If you have read this blog for any length of time, you have probably discovered how much we girls enjoy our Lilla Rose products!  Flexi-clips, bobby pins and headbands are the favorites that come in for daily use.

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If you order through this party link during the sale, you will be entered into the drawing for the mystery hostess rewards!  And if you are a new customer and you place an order of $4o or more, we can send you a free item of your choice (up to $16 value) completely free!  (This offer is applicable for USA residents only)  Contact us for details.

The company is stocking (and restocking) many beautiful new items, which will be available on Friday November 27th, all of which can be seen and ordered on this page.  If you have any questions about sizing or placing an order, please don’t hesitate to let us know!

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Ruthie is also offering a discount at her Virginia Ann Sewing shop.  She has some beautiful things available right now and she also specializes in custom orders!  Use the code 20offblackfriday2015 to take 20% off orders of $20 or more.

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Earlier this year we signed up with Young Living to get the discount on their essential oils. To be honest, I was a little skeptical as to their efficiency because I’ve used essential oils for years and they never seemed to work as well as everyone claimed!  I quickly discovered that there is a world of difference between the cheap oils that you find at the health food store and these high quality, authentic oils.  They really do work!  Due to FDA regulations, I can’t share specifics about our experiences here, but I would be more than happy to have a private conversation if you’d like to know 🙂

We have a special offer for anyone who joins our Young Living team by signing up with a premium starter kit!  What is the advantage of being a member?  You can get all of the products at 24% off, plus earn commissions by selling these to other people.  There are some great resources available if you want to build a business with Young Living … if that is something you are interested in, please let me know and I will be happy to provide information.  You can sign up on this page (or if you just need a referral number, please use 2770595).

These kits include more than 11 different oils and a diffuser, plus samples of other products.  There are 8 premium starter kits to choose from (one is for international use only) and each one comes with different products so you can choose the one that would suit you best. Most are $160, a couple are $170 … the value of the products included is over $300!  If you sign up with one of these kits, we will send you a copy of the Essential Oils Pocket Reference – this is a 486 page, spiral bound book that provides a ton of information about using the oils and what they’re good for.  I use mine all the time!

P.S. If you are not interested in signing up as a member with Young Living but would like to purchase some of their products, please let me know and I would be happy to help!

Have a lovely week!

Car Seat Baby Blankets – Win One!

Have you seen a car seat baby blanket before?

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Picture winter time … cold, windy, freezing … and you are trying to go somewhere in a vehicle. You want to keep your baby warm, but you’re having a difficult time maneuvering the car seat straps around the fuzzy warm blanket in which you have wrapped your sweetie-pie!

I have the perfect solution for you!!! It makes life comfortable for the baby and more simple for the parents.

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This blanket with feet is made from soft fleece fabric and is specially designed to use with a car-seat.  It also has snaps to form a hood. As you can see in the color options, several of these blankets have 100% Cotton Flannel Linings.

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This innovative design can stay with the baby while lifting in and out … it adapts to different baby slings, backpacks, strollers, joggers, carriers and swings … and it makes a wonderful blanket to swaddle your baby at any time!

These blankets are extremely simple to use in or out of a car seat:

Slide your baby inside the blanket and buckle in like normal … it’s that simple!1

If desired, tuck the “arms” around your cutie to keep him or her warm and cozy.

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​You can also form a hood by attaching the snaps on the “head” to the ones on the “arms”.

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And there you have it!  Simply perfect!

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With the hope that many of you will get to try this blanket out yourself, I will be giving away one of these blankets (of the $26 or less variations), as well as five $15 coupons to be used on anything in my Etsy shop!

That’s a total of six winners!!

You can enter through the rafflecopter below. There are twenty delightful blankets from which to choose and if you would like something different, you can have that too! Just send me the material and I will sew a custom blanket for you!

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Car Seat Baby Blankets Are Ready For You!

ruthHannah just asked me if I was going to write something about my new Teddy Toes business.  My reply was something to the extent of, “Well … I have not gotten the inspiration of what to write exactly …”

Her loving reply was, “Uh … Car Seat Baby Blankets for sale … it is winter time. .. are you waiting till …”

“Summer time?”  Ha ha!

So here I am … announcing to every mother and father, brother and sister, grandmother and grandfather, aunt and uncle, cousin, boss, employee, friend and foe (did I get everyone?) … that you need one of these!

P1120638 - Copy (2)The Teddy Toes is not just an ordinary blanket … this blanket with feet is made from soft fleece fabric and is specially designed to use with a car-seat.  It also has snaps to form a hood.  As you can see in the color options, we offer several of the Teddy Toes with 100% Cotton Flannel Linings.

This innovative design results in a blanket that can stay with the baby while lifting in and out … it adapts to different baby slings, backpacks, strollers, joggers, carriers and swings … and it makes a wonderful blanket to swaddle your baby at any time!

Want to see the available colors?

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Group 2Group 3Group 4To order one of the special Teddy Toes blankets, just click here.

If you would like more pictures of a certain material, just email me.

There is a limited quantity so if you like a certain color, you might want to go ahead and get it 🙂

Be blessed and have a great day!

Discounts, Free Gifts And Free Shipping Offers!

Greetings everyone!  I hope all of you have enjoyed a wonderful day of food and joyful fellowship with friends and family.

Are you a black-friday shopper?  Personally I don’t care for the thought of getting up crazy early to stand behind who-knows-how-many people in lines that are who-knows-how-long!  I took my sisters to Hancocks Fabric last year … and I’m not convinced that the discounts fully compensated us standing in line and sitting in traffic!  But I do love sales so I get pretty excited about online deals and that’s what I want to tell you about 🙂

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We are holding a one day sale at Hannah’s Headcoverings with 20% off all the tichels in our store, along with free shipping on orders over $40.  It begins Friday morning at 12 am CST.  Please be aware: we have limited quantities of certain varieties and we cannot do back orders since our source for tichels varies from time to time.  So if there’s something you want, I advise you to go ahead and order, because there are no guarantees you’ll be able to get it once they’re all gone!  To take 20% off your order, use the code blackfriday20 and to get free shipping, use the code blackfridayship.

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Abigail wrote a review for MadeOn Hard Lotion last year that you can read here but the gist of it is that we have found it to be really good stuff!  Most of us girls have a trouble with rough and dry hands during the winter, but the MadeOn Lotion is really helpful.  Their lip balm is really nice too.  They will have several sales happening tomorrow so this may be a great time to order if you’re wanting to try out the products.  Here are a few of the specials …

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Lilla Rose is having their biggest sale of the year, with 20% off everything, 50% off select items and free shipping on orders over $50!  This sale will last three days, beginning 12am (PST) Friday November 28th, and ending at midnight on Sunday November 30th.  One of the exciting things about this sale is that they have brought back all of the 2014 flexis-of-the-month, including the favorite Colors On Parade set … they will all be 20% off and available Friday morning.  Based on past experience, these items will probably not last very long and they will not do back orders. So again, if you want them – order early!

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Do you know how much I enjoy the flexi-clips while we’re traveling?  We’ve been doing a lot of traveling this past week and I love how they hold my hair comfortably without giving me a headache, plus the fact that I can lean back against the headrest in the vehicle and take a nap without being uncomfortable or needing to fix my hair and headcovering whenever we stop and get out!  They also work great in the pool 🙂

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I have set up a mystery hostess party for this sale so if you want to take advantage of these specials, order through this link: http://www.lillarose.biz/parties/8036.  Everyone who orders through that party link will have a chance to win the hostess rewards, which include free and half-priced items!  And if you are a new Lilla Rose customer and you order three items, we will be happy to send you a fourth one of your choice up to $16 value.  Please note: the fourth item must be ordered separately so please do not place it in your cart … contact us with the item number after you have placed your order and we will process it for you.

And as always, if you have any questions or need any help, don’t hesitate to let me know!

Happy shopping y’all!!

Black Walnut Giveaway and the Best Banana Muffin Recipe!

Last fall, in an effort to raise funds for our family to go overseas for six weeks this spring, we decided to gather nearly every black walnut on our farm and a lot from the surrounding area.

These nuts are naturally grown, with no chemicals or sprays. They are gathered, cracked and preserved by hand, from the hills and hollers of Tennessee. Thanks to resealable bags, these black walnut pieces can now be stored unopened in a cool, dry location for years! They do need to be kept in the refrigerator or freezer once opened.

Black walnuts have a strong rich flavor, are absolutely delicious and very nutritious. They can be eaten as a snack, in hot or cold cereal, fruit or vegetable salads, your favorite muffins, breads, cakes, cookies and desserts. Just add them to your favorite recipes and enjoy the delightful flavor.

We are giving away an 8 ounce package to one winner.  If you would like to enter the drawing, please enter through this rafflecopter.

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You can also purchase them on this page.  Measurements from “weight to cup” can vary from one package to the next. Below is an approximate estimate of the amount you will receive.

4 ounces = 1 cup
8 ounces = 2 cups
16 ounces = 4 cups

Here is the best Banana muffin recipe I have ever made.  They are very soft, moist and tasty … and just a little better with some homegrown black walnuts 🙂IMG_1517

Banana Muffins

2/3 c. Butter, softened
3 Eggs
1 c. Sucanat
2/3 c. Buttermilk
2½ c. Pastry Flour
1 ¼ t. Baking Powder
1 ¼ t. Baking Soda
1 t. Salt
6 Bananas, mashed
Black Walnuts to your desire

Banana MuffinsPreheat oven to 350° F. Mix dry ingredients. Beat butter and eggs together. Add all the remaining ingredients. Mix well with a beater or spoon. Spoon the batter into muffin pans. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until the tester comes out clean.

P.S. Remember the MadeOn Hard Lotion that my sister Abigail reviewed several weeks ago? They’re having a special President’s Day promotion: get free shipping on orders over $17.76. Just use the coupon code “1776” when ordering on their website!

Lilla Rose Flexi-Of-The-Month … They’re Back And They’re On Sale!

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I have long, thick hair. I also have very sensitive neck muscles.  For years, I tried many different ways of putting up my hair and many of them would result in headaches from holding my head and neck in an uncomfortable position!

Several years ago I heard about Lilla Rose and the flexi-clip.  It sounded like it might be a good option for me but I was hesitant to spend the money on it without knowing for sure.  When my sister Sarah won two clips in a online giveaway, we were very happy with what we received. The clips held my hair so comfortably and, after having tried to many different methods, I was delighted at being able to keep my hair up in a bun and not have a headache at the end of the day!

Lilla Rose offers flexi-clips in a huge variety of styles, colors and sizes.  They can be used by people who have all different hair types and lengths of hair.  Since I wear a headcovering, as do the other ladies in my family, I have found it an exciting challenge to use the flexi-clips with my headcoverings.  It’s so much fun to match up the colors, or try out different styles!  This past week Sarah shared a tutorial on how to wear a tichel with a flexi-clip and a Gibson tuck.  I will also be sharing a tutorial of my *current* favorite way to wear a flexi-clip with a tichel.

1-2407Lilla Rose has a neat program where they offer a limited version of a particular clip, known as flexi-of-the-month.  This month’s flexi-clip is Colors on Parade – that’s it in the picture on the left. The dangles remind me of peacock feathers 🙂 .  These flexi-of-the-month clips come in limited numbers so you have to snatch them up quickly to ensure getting one!

But the exciting news is that Lilla Rose has brought back four of the favorite flexi-of-the-month clips and is adding them to the catalog!  Not only that, but they are offering a two day only 15% off sale on these four clips!

I think the Ruby Bouquet is my favorite … it would match perfectly with the outfit that I wore for the Radical Femininity header photo 🙂 . (which also happens to be one of my very favorite outfits!)

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All four of these clips are available in the seven sizes: mini, extra-small, small, medium, large, extra-large and mega.  How do you know which size is best for your needs?   You can watch sizing and styling videos by clicking here.

On top of this special sale for these special clips, we (Radical Femininity) are offering a special promotion.  If you are a new customer and have never placed an order with Lilla Rose or registered on another consultant’s website, you qualify for our “buy three, get one free” discount!  This means that if you purchase three items through our Lilla Rose website, you will receive a “Have One On Us” certificate for one free item, and you don’t have to pay tax or shipping either!  You can choose from any of the Lilla Rose items, up to $16, except the flexi-of-the-month.  If you choose an item that costs more than $16, you will have to pay the remaining balance, but there will still be no tax or shipping charges.

So whether you are someone like myself with lots of hair, looking for a comfortable way to wear it, or if you are someone that has shorter hair and are looking for some unique ways to style it, this may be a great opportunity to try out the Flexi-clips!  The 15% off sale ends at midnight, Saturday January 25, 2014 PST.  The “buy three, get one free” promotion does not expire and can still be used after this sale is over!