Welcome back and Happy belated Thanksgiving, readers! I hope that you all enjoyed your time with family and friends yesterday, and that you will continue in the heart of being thankful for the Lord's goodness.....everyday!
This post is a bit different, and only because I would like to share a few companies that I continue to support throughout the year, not only during this time. Our family is on an extremely tight budget, to put it mildly, so we make sure that any dollars we have to spend on necessities will support good companies who operate with integrity and Godly conviction. Some of my favorites below (post includes some affiliate links) are also taking part in this sale weekend for the holidays, so please visit them for some really great deals!
~ Deborah & Co.:
My daughters and I have been wearing and enjoying Caroline Allen's beautiful skirts for over 2 years now, and the quality is excellent! She is having a great sale on several items this weekend, so be sure to strike while the iron is hot!
~ Bright Ideas Press:
BIP is the wonderful publishing company that publishes a few of our favorite homeschooling curricula: The Mystery of History, Christian Kids Explore Science series, Wondermaps, and Illuminations. They are hosting an amazing sale today through Monday 12/2! Just use the sale code fantasticday to receive 20% off on your order, as many times as you'd like throughout the sale period (All American History bundles are excluded from this sale).
~ Biblioplan for Families:
I recently discovered this wonderful family History curricula while searching for something that would take our children through high school. We were already using the Mystery of History (see link above), and wanted to add more living books to make our History and Literature studies more well-rounded. Biblioplan saved the day! Not only does it include what we were searching for, but it also includes lesson plans for using Mystery of History along with it. How cool is that? What completely sold it for us was the amazingly graceful customer service I received from Julia Nalle, one of the creators of this fine curricula. They are also hosting a sale from now until Sunday 12/1. Just use the code BlackFriday15off for 15% off any order. This would be a great time to check out Biblioplan!
~ Teach Them Diligently Conference:
We first attended this family conference here in Nashville, TN last May, and to say that we were blessed is a tad-bit of an understatement! I will be sharing our experience here with another post soon, but will say that if you're even considering attending this new year, please register today! TTD is hosting a sale on registration that ends tonight 11/29, so please use the promo code SAVE7THANKS to receive $7 off the regular admission price. The time and small amount of money invested will be worth it for you and your family, seriously!
~ Home Educating Family Association:
I have subscribed to this very encouraging magazine for almost 3 years now (since we began this journey), and I cannot say enough great things about this family company! Not only do they publish this great magazine, but they also sell the infamous Well Planned Day Homeschool Planners that are an excellent tool in keeping our homeschool family organized. They are hosting some great deals on their online store as well, so please feel free to visit today. They are local to me here in TN, and this is also important to me.
My sweet friend over at A Mama's Story, Sara Elizabeth, is a consultant with Wildtree. They offer some wonderful organic seasonings for your family, and have numerous easy-to-make recipes on their website. Visit the link above to see all of the great items she has to share with you! I will be hosting a catalog show with Sara Elizabeth soon and will post the link here as well.
I pray that you find my suggestions helpful, and also hope you will share them with your friends. I am also an affiliate for some of the above businesses, and purchasing directly through my links above helps my family earn a bit of income with every sale. Thank you for your support of these family and Christ-supporting businesses. God bless you and your families this new season of Joy in Christ Jesus!
Blessings, Jackie B.