Month: October 2015

Outdoor Christmas decorating

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The days are flying by,  and the Christmas season is quickly approaching!  I’m enjoying these beautiful fall days by decorating for Christmas outdoors.  It’s nice to get the lights all out while it’s still warm outside and enjoy the beautiful fall colors of the trees while listening to the hums from the equipment of the farmers working in nearby fields.  And no worries,  I do not turn my lights on until the day after Thanksgiving, it’s just really nice to have this job done early so I can enjoy fall and Thanksgiving.

A few things that are so helpful while outside decorating is my telescoping pole, my Light Keeper Pro and lots and lots of lights!

If you don’t have the Light Keeper Pro, you must get one!  It really works, and works well.  It’s always so frustrating when you pull out a strand of lights, only to have 1/2 of the strand light up.  This little tool clips onto the light socket, give it a couple clicks (or sometimes more) and it fixes the strand.  I’ve had such success with this little tool and it’s always handy while I’m working.  Please remember, it won’t fix every strand.  Sometimes there is just nothing you can do to revive it, but this tool does work well and I’m so pleased with it!

The telescoping pole is great for reaching tall sections of trees you are working on.  We have a lot of evergreens so using this tool is so helpful.  It’s sturdy and it’s a must have!  It’s much better than dragging a ladder outside and moving it constantly trying to put lights on the tree.  (this was given to me as a gift and I’m SO thankful for it!)

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And finally, lots and lots of lights!  Clear, colored, whatever makes you happy!

Happy Decorating!  Do you have something that helps you?  I’d love to hear about it!  Leave me a comment below!!



I Love Lucy Pajamas

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This just came through my email this morning and I just had to share!  I Love Lucy is a classic.  It’s one of those shows that always makes you laugh.  I have fond memories of watching this show throughout my childhood and have always adored Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel.  These pj’s are SO adorable and would make a great gift this Christmas season.  They are available from Pajamagram

Lucy pajamas

Pair the pj’s up with the complete series of dvd’s from Amazon, and you are all set with a great gift for someone on your list.



Free Lego Holiday Train with $99 purchase at

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For those of you with Lego lovers, this adorable Christmas train is available on their website right now!  It’s free with a $99 purchase and Lego also has free shipping with any purchase over $75!

Get a jump on your Christmas shopping and get something free in return!  You certainly can’t go wrong with Lego’s!  Remember…just 73 days until Christmas!

lego holiday train

And don’t forget to shop through the Swagbucks website and earn 2 swag bucks for every dollar spent!  Sign up at swag bucks HERE and earn points to redeem towards gift cards to several retailers!

It’s Monday, Be Awesome today!

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It’s a joyful Monday!  Here, the sun is shining and it’s a beautiful day!  Put a smile on your face as you go about your day today!  Make the choice to make someone’s day AWESOME, just like you!

Have a Joyful day!

Happy Columbus Day! Here are some bargains for your shopping day!

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Aeropostale: 30% off everything using code: BDAY

American Eagle: TAKE $50 OFF $150+, $30 OFF $125, OR $15 OFF $75 Thru Wednesday! Code: FALLGOOD

Anthropologie: 20% off dresses, using code: DRESSCODE

Bath & Body Works: $10 of $30 and free shipping on $50, using code: 10FORFALL

Crazy 8: 40% off all regular priced items and free shipping, using code: FREESHIP

Frontgate: Free shipping on holiday decor, using code:XXW60210

GAP: 40% off your purchase, using code: LOVE

Gymboree:  Free shipping on everything using code:  FREESHIP

Hartstrings:  25% off in-store and online, using code: 1182

Hayneedle:  10% off your purchase of $150 or more, using code VOYAGE

JCREW: 30% off all full price styles and free shipping, using code:WEEKEND

JoAnn Fabrics: 20% off and 4.99 shipping, using code: SAVEBIG285

Kohls: 20% off using code: COLUMBUS20

Macys: 20% off  using code: FALL or $10 off $25, using code:FALL25

Michaels:  online, 30% off your regular price purchase using code: 30COLUM15, 50% off 1 item using code: FALLSTYLE15  For In-store coupon, download their app!

Old Navy:  $12 pants for ladies and men, $10 skirts for women.  Also 40% one item online only using code: YOUCHOOSE (some exclusions apply)

Pajamagram:  14.92% off using code: PGOCEANBLUE

Pottery Barn: 20% off friend and family event, using code on their website

Pottery Barn Kids: 20% off friend and family event, using code on their website

Pottery Barn Teen: 20% off friend and family event, using code on their website

Target: Save $14.92 when you spend $50 for the family, using code: 1492

The Company Store:  30% off all comforters, using code: J15AHOY


Have a coupon code?  Email me and I will add it to the list 🙂  Have a Joyful day!!


Do you use the GasBuddy app?

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A great way to save money at the pump is by using the GasBuddy app on your phone!  I’ve found it to be extremely accurate and so helpful when I’m out and about running errands and need some gas!  You just click on the gas pump in the center of the screen–it says “Find Gas Near Me” underneath it.  It will show you stations close to you and tell you their current price.

Thanks, GasBuddy!  I appreciate your app!!


I adore the Peanuts Line at Pottery Barn Teen!

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Oh, be still my heart.  I adore the Peanuts gang and Pottery Barn Teen has some really cute stuff!  I’m sure we are going to be seeing many things Peanuts as the new upcoming Peanuts movie is set to be released in November.

Check out the flannel sheets, duvet cover and adorable flannel pajamas! And then top of your bed with the really cute Snoopy Speaker.  Just go to and type Peanuts in the search bar!  They have some other cute things as well!

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It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown on TV!

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Will Linus see the Great Pumpkin?  Watch ABC on October 20, 2015 and October 29, 2015 to find out!  Check your local stations for time.


It’s also available on dvd, add it to your collection today!

Old Navy Frost Free Vests Sale, Today Only!

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I received an email from Old Navy today to tell me that select Frost Free Vests are on sale TODAY ONLY (October 9, 2015).  Adults $15, baby & kids $12

Online and in store.  Online code: VESTS

Must use your Old Navy card, Gapcard, Bananacard or Athletacard.


New Today! Christmas CD’s released by Christian Artists

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Just released today, a few of my favorite Christian artists have Christmas Cd’s available!

Christmastime is my favorite time of the year and I’m always looking for great Christmas music.   Ho, Ho, Ho…just 77 days until Christmas.

MercyMe, It’s Christmas

1. Newborn
2. Christmastime Again
3. Sleigh Ride
4. I’ll Be Home For Christmas
5. Hold On Christmas
6. Holly Jolly Christmas
7. Go Tell It On The Mountain
8. Do You Hear What I Hear
9. Our Lullaby
10. Joy
11. O Come, O Come

Steven Curtis Chapman, Christmas Hymns

1. Angels From The Realms Of Glory
2. Go Tell It On The Mountain
3. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
4. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
5. Silent Night / Away In A Manger / O Holy Night
6. I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
7. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
8. Carol Of The Bells
9. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
10. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing / The Music Of Christmas
11. Angels We Have Heard On High
12. O Come All Ye Faithful

Laura Story, God With Us

1. Love Is Here
2. Just Another Christmas
3. O Come All Ye Faithful
4. Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
5. Behold The Lamb Of God
6. Emmanuel
7. O Come O Come Emmanuel
8. Angels We Have Heard On High
9. I Lift My Eyes
10. Silent Night