REDEEMED {Thoughtful Thursday} early


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I know this is early AND this isn't the best picture but I wanted to share how I made this sign in case you wanted to do it...these DaySpring letters are on sale & it ends TODAY!!!! I shared last week about why I chose the word REDEEMED, for the entry way in the valley. {better pics to come}

redeemed word art | how-to on

  1. Redeemed leftover materials:
    • Wood knocked down from original walls in the building
    • Leftover paint from the green walls
    • Leftover paint from the bathroom cabinets {that were 'revived'}
  2. My buddy John cut the 2x4x1 boards for me
    • ~8 foot long {top & bottom pieces}
    • 2 foot tall {side pieces}
  3. Paint frame pieces with the black {flat CHEAP paint}
    • one coat is fine
    • let dry and then scruff up edges as well as the entire length of the board with sandpaper or a sand sponge {you can use a hand sander if you're intense like that}
  4. Measure and paint the green rectangle {matte inside the frame}
  5. Hang Frame
    • Start with the top piece
      • Center and hang with screws in at least one stud
    • Hang side pieces loosely
    • Hang bottom piece
      • Then match up sides before screwing in tightly
  6. Measure and hang lettering
    • We used push pins to mark & double check our measurements {spacing is totally up to the individual}
    • We ended up putting a screw {or 2 for the M}
    • The holes on the back are large enough to hang with a small nail or even a push pin
    • I think this could look cute just sitting on the bottom ledge of the frame and or staggering letters

There it is. Just wanted to you know how easy this project was and ALL for less than $20 {including shipping of the letters}!!! That's less than $2.5o a letter and I don't think you could buy simple wooden letters for that and I'm pretty sure I couldn't have painted them as cute and even. Get you're HERE. Last day to use this coupon code! Great Deal!!! {and surprisingly super fast shipment arrival!}


{expire Tuesday, April 9that midnight CST}

#winning Thanks WeareTHATfamily #weareredeemed
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Happy Spring [Cleaning]!?

I have been told that after this weeks blurp of raininess again, the weather is supposed to feel like spring...from here on out. We'll see. It is Arkansas.

april weather 2013 in ARWhat better way to kick off spring than with the windows and doors open {before the bugs find out its nice out there} and kicking the nasty dust, dirt, and grime out of the house, along with the kids, into the yard?

To celebrate spring and help get you in the cleaning mood, 31 Days to Clean is on sale this month.

It’s got a mini-devotional type reading plus two challenges for each day – a Martha challenge (your home) and a Mary challenge (your heart). It’s 70% off this week, making it only a $1.50 (PDF only), so if you’ve been wanting to read it/take the challenge, now’s a great time to get on it.

April Spring Cleaning Special with coupon code SPRING

You can BUY IT HERE, use code: SPRING

Other Spring hump day deals:

Mother’s Day & Graduate Cards
All Mother’s Day & Graduate Cards are Buy 2 Get 1 Free . The lowest priced item is given free.

Celebrating Friendship
DaySpring has created a Special Section with their most popular Friendship Cards & Gifts. All marked 30% Off.

Good Things & Walk in Grace Collections
These collections – Good Things and Walk in Grace – make great Mother’s Day gifts, and are 30% Off this month with coupon 30MOM

Jewelry Sale - April 8-21
All Jewelry will be 25% off April 8-21 with code GRATEFUL25! Over the next week we’ll be adding new items to the Lisa Leonard Collection, as well as several other new jewelry pieces.

These said they were March Monthly Gift Specials but they are STILL marked down:
57633 – Redeemed Makeup Bag – Reg $26.99, Sale Price $9.99

73306 – Redeemed Pillow – Reg $24.99, Sale Price $9.99

73441 – Courageous Framed Print – Reg $79.99, Sale Price $19.99

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“Head Shots”

My kids grow so fast that I love having simple frames around the house that we can just put candid shots in ever few months. I've been slacking on this and it had been almost 6 months. That's a big change from 1-year-old bald crawler to running post mullet man. I changed out all the smaller ones but was still want to print new 8x10s for 3 of the frames I have in my dinning room.

I finally found 3 'head shots' I liked of all 3 kids. Now the waiting begins. Huh? you maybe asking. I have several places I love printing pictures and one of them is always having a deal. The email came this weekend! I had to share the SCORE:

 One FREE 11x14 Print OR Two FREE 8x10 Prints

 2 days only- Pick your gift- get a 11x14 or 2x 8x10 prints from! Offer valid 10.21 & 10.22 only with promo code PICKYOURGIFT

That's right, I printed these to bad boys in 8x10s:

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Sorry I didn't know soon enough to tell you about the code I used to get this 8x10 of me and my hubs for FREE:

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Don't worry, I haven't forgotten I have a 3 beautiful baby. The J-man is about to get THESE 2 printed:

Have fun printing your own great prints!!!

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The Party I Never Thought I’d Have

Yep, that's right. I'm hosting an Avon eParty. Never in my life thought I'd be selling Avon. I don't even wear much make-up and when I do it's the cheap-o Wal-Mart special. Any how. I'm doing this for a good cause. Read the below to find out why I'm hosting this party and then fill up your carts!!!

There are only 6 days left!
Party ends on the 18th.
Hop to it ;o)

A few recommends! Stocking stufferes?!?!

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