Happy Thanksgiving! Happy Black Friday! Happy just-a-few-days-till-Truth-in-theTinsel! I know you’re doing lots of clicking for all the fabu Black Friday deals. But I wanted to get my suggestions in for your holiday shopping! I’ve really looked through all the affiliate emails and companies I love so I could share my fave stuff with you! Ready?

First of all:

TRUTH IN THE TINSEL PRINTABLE ORNAMENTS are $2.99 on Black Friday. No code needed. Boom!

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2. What’s in the Bible?

If you use code SAVE30 you’ll get 30% off everything in their store–even already reduced items!

On Thursday & Friday the Christmas DVD, “Why Do We Call It Christmas?” is $7 so if you use the code it’s less than $5. PLEASE BUY THIS! It’s a must watch with your kiddos!

2. Dayspring

You guys. If you haven’t walked through the Dayspring store, you are missing out. They have some AMAZING deals all weekend. I made a page with all of them (and my input on the stuff I already own) but here’s a peek:

All of this cuteness for under $7:

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$10 and under:

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Christmas & holiday for under $12:dayspring 12

$20 & under:

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Plus, the rest of the store, including clearance is 30% off with code 30FRIDAY14, including clearance. So, you could get this cute tote bag and teacup for $15 total. Or this purple vase for $3.50. Or these sweet earrings for about $2 (I bought these for Lydia’s small group leaders!). Or this necklace for $3.50! These are teacher gifts waiting to happen, y’all!

3. Family Christian Store

The Little People Nativity Set is 50% off! My kids have this and love it!

Thanksgiving Doorbusters (Black Friday Sale)

The newest Veggie Tales is 50% off! I haven’t seen it yet but I can’t wait!

Buy the newest Veggie DVD: Beauty & the Beet, available October 11

There are also TONS of $5 deals–all the Hillsongs Kids CDs, God Gave Us Christmas by Lisa Tawn Bergren, Jamie Grace’s newest CD, Lecrae’s new CD and lots of movies!

AND you can get 25% off your entire purchase of regularly-priced items with coupon code: THANKSGIVING25.

PLUS, all the proceeds from sales this weekend go to fight human trafficking in the Dominican Republic. How amazing is that?!

Fight Human Trafficking

4. Yancy

You know how much I love Yancy. Her whole shop is 50% off with code ThankYou on Black Friday. I’d buy Roots for the Journey for yourself or any new parents you know, Happy Day Everyday for your preschoolers and Jesus Music Box for your big kids!

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5. Odyssey Adventure Club

I am so excited about this deal for the Odyssey Adventure Club. I’ve told you many times how much I love it. But if you use code BLKFRDY between now and the 1st, you’ll get the first month for $5 plus some extra gifts.

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We really love being a part of the OAC because it keeps getting better–just this month they had Radio Theater‘s Squanto for free and are going to offer another one next month!

6. We Choose Virtues

Everything at We Choose Virtues is 30% with code HOLIDAY30 on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This isn’t something your kids would get excited about opening up on Christmas Day but you will love incorporating this program into your daily life! (See my full review here)

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And a few other deals I’ve run across:

Disney Store is 40% off

Kiwi Crate is 60% off your first month

Signing Time DVDs are $10

And of course, Amazon is rockin’ all of everything (have you seen all their Kindle deals?).

OK. That’s all I got. I really hope you know that even though (some) of these are affiliate links I’m sharing them with you for two reasons 1) I genuinely love a good deal and love passing on a good deal to others. 2) I’m passionate about the company and/or the product and believe it will enhance your family!

And don’t forget: TRUTH IN THE TINSEL begins on Monday! Yippppeeee!

Should Your Kids See Mockingjay? {Family Movie Moms}

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I saw Mockingjay last week. (Do you love that awesome, clear picture of me and Staci and Katniss?) Usually, if I get a blog invite to a movie, they’ll allow me to bring a guest or two.  This time? NO GUEST. Apparently, Mockingjay is a THING. Which, is clearly, why I wanted to go! Yet, somehow, when we arrived (and sat behind a row of they-clearly-do-review-movies-for-a-living guys), ten little girls paraded up to the seats and were having a birthday party at the screening for Mockingjay! Who in the world do her parents know?!

I felt like the girls were 10 years old. But I guess they could have been up to 13. So, they really made me put my Mom Eyes on as I watched the movie. Is it appropriate for 10-11 year old kids to be reading books and watching movies about death and murder and fighting and war? I feel like I read Baby Sitters Club in 6th grade. Yet, the Hunger Games books are a good read, there are redeeming values and I don’t have a 12 year old. I don’t know what that feels like or what works best.

Anywhoo. It’s a topic {along with the movie Big Hero 6} Heather and I discuss on our monthly-ish Family Movie Moms podcast! Go pull this up on your phone (or download a podcast app & subscribe to God Centered Mom), plug your headphones in, pick some chore you have NOT been wanting to do and listen while you work!

Packing the Best Box(es) Ever

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