Catching Up … With Pictures And Special Deals!

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Do you see that old white farmhouse tucked away in the picture above?  That’s where our family is preparing to move!  The story of how it came about is amazing and shows the Father’s divine hand throughout … I look forward to sharing it when I have more time to type.  For right now, here are a few pictures to help you all visualize what we have been doing for the past few weeks – and what we will be doing for the next few weeks!  The plan is to move in by September 1st but there is a lot of work that needs to be done so we would appreciate your prayers that all the pieces fall into place in the perfect timing.

Words cannot express how excited we are to have a spring fed creek running just beside the house!IMG-20150702-WA0009

The property is just over 100 acres with lots of pasture and 3 big barns!IMG-20150702-WA0015

We have been working hard to get the rooms fixed up and ready to move in – for some this means cleaning and painting … working

… in others, it means replacing rotten floors!20150716_162857

We will share more pictures soon but for right now I just wanted to draw your attention to a few specials that you may be interested in.


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This 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.  Here is why CBB can benefit you:

  • It is laser focused. CBB won’t waste your time with general information and  strategies not applicable for the Christian blogger.
  • It is practical. CBB will not give you a ton of great information that you’ll never have the time to implement. The modules and corresponding 14 powerful, practical assignments give you step by step instructions for growing your blog.
  • It is accessible. Unlike a blogging conference, it doesn’t require you to travel. Plus you can go through the materials at your own pace.
  • It doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. Most courses or conferences of this value run anywhere from $399 up. CBB is priced low to make it accessible to as many as possible.
  • It isn’t just information; CBB is a system. This approach to blogging has proven highly effective within the Christian living niche. CBB gives you a simplified, reproducible strategy.
  • It provides networking opportunities. CBB offers opportunities to learn from and collaborate with other Christian bloggers. You are not alone!
  • It’s about Kingdom work. CBB is focused on developing your content and using your voice for God’s Kingdom, not your own.

Also, if you sign up before July 31st, you will receive free bonuses as well.  The price is $69 but you can take 10% off by using the code HHW10.  This is a great resource for anyone who is looking to grow her blog!  You can find more information on this page.  This offer expires July 31st.


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We’ve talked before about how much we enjoy the Lilla Rose products.  Did you know that you can sign up as a consultant and get 30% off all the items you order?  You can also earn money by selling the products to your friends and family.  Lilla Rose has one of the best and easiest signup plans I have heard of … it’s less than $50 to become a consultant and you only have to buy/sell $29 a year to remain active!  Lilla Rose is currently offering free shipping on enrollment orders so if you have been thinking about signing up as a consultant, this is a good time to do it.  Visit this page for more info.  This offer expires July 31st.


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I have used essential oils for years … you know, the cheap kind that you buy at the health food store.  They smelled fine but I could never figure out why people thought oils were so great since they didn’t seem to do what they were supposed to.  We recently signed up with Young Living and I learned the difference between cheap oils and real oils!  These really do work.  Thanks to FDA requirements, the long and the short of it is that I can’t tell you the specifics of how the oils have helped me but I can say that I have been very pleased with them.  Young Living is currently offering $10 off their premium starter kits for all new members.  You can view all their starter kits on this page.  Please note: the $10 off is not available on the Aria and NingXia Red versions of the Premium Kits

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’re already on the other page and just need a referral number, please use 2770595).  This offer expires August 14th.

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!


Screen Shot 2015-07-27 at 9.00.32 AMAnd last but not least, if you haven’t heard about Top CashBack, you might want to check it out.  I have used different online rebate sites in the past but this one seems to be the most profitable. They have partnered with a wide range of stores to offer discounts on your online shopping … if you’re going to be placing an order, you might as well get some money back on it, right?!  You can find more information on this page.  And this offer does not expire 😉

Have a great week, y’all!

Pink Floral And Denim (and 50% off at Lilla Rose!)

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Before I share the outfit pictures for today, I thought you all might like to know about this Lilla Rose sale.  I know we have shared about Lilla Rose products on this site before but for any of our new readers who are not familiar with them … we LOVE these products!  They come in handy all the time, but are especially nice right now when the weather is so hot and you don’t want your hair on your neck!  These days, my sisters and I pretty much wear the flexi-clips from the time we wake up until the time we go to bed and they are so comfortable.

So about this sale – they are offering 50% off clearance items.  I have never seen a Lilla Rose sale with such a large discount!  This is a great time to stock up for yourself and even to order gifts for friends!

If you place your order through this party link, you will be entered to win the party hostess rewards!  Plus, if you are a new customer and you buy 3 items, we will send you a 4th one of your choice ($16 value or less) absolutely free!

This sale has started now but only lasts 24 hours 36 hours – it will end at 8am 8pm PST Wednesday July 15th.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Now on to other things …

Today I am sharing another casual outfit that I put together this spring.  I hope you enjoy!

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My skirt was sewn by Ruthie from Virginia Ann Sewing, and I borrowed the shoes from Abigail.

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The top was a hand-me-down from Hannah and she got it from the thrift store for $1.  Since it is see-through, I wore a plain white tee underneath.

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I wore a headcovering/snood made by my dear friend Rosi from Rosi’s Boutique.  And my earrings are from HFE Jewelry.

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To break up the “solid” pink covering, I added a blue lace band that I had bought in Israel last year along with a ribbon of white lace to tie the whole outfit together.  I also wore a pair of Lilla Rose Princess Tiara bobby pins.

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Oh, Hannah wanted me to share this collage with you!  The camera was on a burst setting and the family thought the middle picture was funny 🙂

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Okay, that’s all for this post!  See you next time 🙂

We Have New Headcoverings In Stock And They’re On Sale!

I have just finished editing the Hannah’s Headcoverings website and adding the new tichels that I brought back from Israel to the store page.  You can visit this post to see the new styles/colors that have been added.

To celebrate the restocking, we are having a sale this week!  All of the tichels are 10% off … use the code july10 to get the discount.  And if you order $40 or more, you can get free shipping!  Use the code freeship40 to take advantage of this offer.  The sale ends July 11th.

Also, Ruthie is having a big sale in her etsy shop from now until July 31st.  You can use the code SKIRTSALE40OFF to take 40% off EVERYTHING in this shop!  She has lots of baby gowns, carseat blankets, skirts, etc, so be sure to check that out.

And for all of you sunflower lovers, here is the July flexi of the month along with matching you pins!  It will be available this month only … you can order here!

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A Family Hike, A Sale, And New Stuff Coming Up!

This past Sabbath, our whole family decided to hike down to the cave that is a few miles from our house.  It is called the Espy Cave and I believe my brother said it is the largest unincorporated cave in Tennessee.  Something like 16 miles have been mapped and it still goes further!  We have gone exploring there in the past, but this time we decided just to hike down the hill to the big creek that comes out of the mouth of the cave.  Since we raise Labradors, we decided to take all of them along with us … that is, the 7 adults and young adults that we’re keeping that is – we didn’t take along the 8 young puppies that we had!

Since the cave is several miles from our house, we drove the truck to get there.  5 children + 7 very excited Labs + Chevy pickup = CHAOS!!  It was a crazy ride 🙂IMG_4766 copy

Abigail and Nutella, one of the young ones that we’re keeping.IMG-20150421-WA0001 copy

The hike down to the cave (and unfortunately, back up!) is really a chore.  It’s very steep and gravely in places.IMG_4774 copy

One of the mouths of the cave – that’s Sarah standing in front of it.IMG-20150421-WA0002 copy

Abigail with her Bichon – Yalili.  I forgot to mention that she came along too!IMG_4794 copy

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Ruthie and her Lab – Zoey … with Jasmine in the background.IMG_4832 copy

Me with my two – Ruger and her pup Remi.  Ruger has a litter right now, hence the hair loss :/IMG_4856 copy

See those people up there on the side of the hill?IMG_4843 copy

See them now? 🙂
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Abba and Nutella … with Sam and a few other canine photo bombers! IMG_4830 copy

This is what Lydia looks like when a wet puppy climbs onto her lap!IMG_4817 copy

Our wonderful parents!
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The creek is so beautiful!  Some of the children took off the shoes and went wading … IMG-20150421-WA0019 copy

Apparently Abigail forgot to look out for the slick rocks and got a little more wet than she had planned!IMG_4802 copy

And the splash from her fall got Sarah wet too!IMG_4804 copy

Enjoying the water – Lydia, Abigail and Sarah.
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Lydia, Sam and Abigail – also known as “the three musketeers”!IMG-20150421-WA0026 copy

A boy, his dogs and his truck … what more can you ask for?  This was after the climb back up the hill – I’m not sure who was the most tired out of these three!
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I have been talking with my sisters about Radical Femininity and they want to start blogging on a more regular basis, which I am very happy about!  I have discovered that I am really too busy to spend all my time and energy on this site. I enjoy blogging but it’s usually on spur of the moment inspiration, when a thought comes to me and I am free to expound on it without feeling pressure of deadlines.  To be responsible for regular posts and upkeep is just a little too much right now – which is why we sometimes go for weeks without any new posts!

But with the girls getting more involved, we plan to add some new features like tutorials, modest outfit posts and more.  I know there are a lot of modesty bloggers out there (which is great!) but what we want to do is share how we put together outfits on a budget 🙂  It’s one thing to dress modestly when you can afford $50/piece of clothing!  But when you shop thrift stores and fabric sales, it’s a little more challenging.  So we plan to start sharing some of the ways that we create outfits that are pretty and modest at the same time!

Also, my mother and I were talking the other day and she shared an idea for the blog: she explained that when she was a young mother, she often wished there was an older woman whom she could talk to and ask questions – to be able to learn from someone else’s experience. So she came up with a column idea for this blog … Ask Annie 🙂

The idea is to extend an invitation to any of you out there who have questions that you want to ask a wife of 25 years and a mother of 7 (4 of whom are adults).  She can then take your questions and share the answers with everyone in blog post format.  So if you have any questions, please send them our way!  You can either leave a comment or send us an email.

Speaking of mothers, I’ll close this post with a few words about a Mother’s Day Sale that is happening right now.

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Anyone who has been reading this blog long is aware of the fact we really enjoy the Lilla Rose product line!  Of course, we differ in our preferences on favorite items, colors and styles … but more days than not, we girls usually have something from this company in our hair.  It may be a quick twist in the morning to get our hair out of the way while we’re feeding dogs … a braided bun wrapped by a headcovering once we have put some effort into dressing for the day … a headband whose colors compliment the covering … you-pins or hair sticks to put up a “wet hair” bun after getting out of the shower … or just some simple bobby pins to help hold a tichel in place.

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Lilla Rose is currently hosting a 3 day sale, with 10% off their new items, including Grace – the May flexi-of-the-month and the Elegant Flower flexi, as well as 20% off some other select items. There are also some of the Tulip Field clips (the April flexi-of-the-month) which you can purchase until the end of April (or it sells out!).  I really love the colors on that one and plan to order it (and the new Star of David clip!) as soon as I finish typing this 🙂

If you would like to order, please use this party link and we will draw a hostess from the customers for the party rewards!  If you are a new customer and you order 3 items, email me after placing your order and tell me what item you would like to get for free!  *Must be up to $16 value.  Available for USA residents only.*

As always, if you have any questions feel free to contact us!

Happy New Years And A Shining Stars Discount!

Happy New Years – almost!  Do you have any special plans for New Years Eve?  Any family traditions?  We normally don’t do much … a couple years ago I stayed up late enough to watch the ball drop, which happened to be 11pm our time, and then went to bed!  This year my younger brother is suggesting that we stay up until midnight watching Hopalong Cassidy … any other Hoppy fans out there? 🙂

Yesterday I wrote a post for Shining Stars about making New Years resolutions.  Since many of you do not always read both blogs, I decided to share it here too! 

We are nearing the end of 2014.  Does it seem to have gone by very quickly for you?  It seems that time goes faster as you get older … I am not sure why that is!  Any thoughts?

Many people like to talk about making resolutions for the new year.  Our family does not make a big deal about the new year since we believe the Biblical new year begins in the springtime, but the world in which we live recognizes January 1st as the beginning of a new year and I do like the thought of putting things into perspective, getting priorities straight, forming goals and accomplishing them, etc.  To think of 2015 as a blank slate and determine how we are going to fill out … that can be inspiring.

Or daunting!

you can read the rest on this post here!

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We still have copies of the Shining Stars calendar available for sale and we are offering a 10% discount code to our Radical Femininity readers!  The discount can actually be applied to magazine subscription/sample orders as well as the calendar, so if you have been wanting to subscribe, this may be the perfect time to do it!  Use the code “radicalfem10” in your shopping cart to take 10% off any order.  This code expires January 14th.

Wishing you all a beautiful year filled with love, joy, peace and the goodness that only comes from the Father above!

10906003_1020185408008705_3384435568483143690_nP.S. The January flexi of the month will be available for purchase tomorrow … this is one of my new favorites 🙂  It is gorgeous!  You can order at: http://lillarose.biz/radicalfemininity.

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!!