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letterpress blocks (dayspring discount & giveaway)


Have you seen the new Letterpress Blocks from DaySpring? They are so fun! letter blocks

I got to choose a few of my favorite words to display around my home. It was so hard to decide!


I ended up with STAY. Joel and I have been talking about how we want to make sure we keep inviting people into our home even during this crazy time in our lives. We are so tired and overwhelmed sometimes and it would be easy to become inward focused (especially for a hermit like me). So this is such a good reminder to have around our house. We want people to come into our home, feel loved and known, and STAY awhile. Who wants to come over? IMG_3472new

I had to get a 6 too. I love having numbers around our home to represent our growing family. A simple six is a way to include Cora…and I love that.


And JOY for Christmas. So thankful that we can have true JOY in Christ no matter what the circumstances this holiday season bring.


There are a few favorite words that you can purchase as a set if you are a bad decision maker. Haha. But I love the ‘build your own word’ interactive site. It allows you to choose your letters and letter size and see how they look together. I am such a visual person so I really needed this!

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I love the idea of giving these as a gift. Here are some fun ideas…the year a family was established…a house number…a family name…attaching an initial to the top of a gift…a favorite word…a word for the new year. You could do so many things!

So how about a giveaway so you can build your own words too?! DaySpring is generously giving away $100 credit to one of my readers.

Giveaway Details:

$100 DaySpring gift card

ONE winner chosen at random

ONE entry per person

Giveaway ends Wednesday, December 17 @ 10PM (CST)

To enter, visit DaySpring

Then come back and leave a comment on this post telling me what word/number/phrase you would build with your letter blocks.

And if you are still trying to get some last minute Christmas shopping done these would be perfect for so many people! You still have time to order and get them before Christmas…and it would even be personalized! Use code 30MACS to get 30% off the letterpress blocks at DaySpring. Discount good for letterpress blocks only. Discount expires at NOON tomorrow (December 17, 2014). And don’t forget you can get free shipping on orders over $50.

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  • kasey - What a fun giveaway! I would love the number 5 for our family and maybe “H” for our last name.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - Love this-would get my last name 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Janelle - Love this! We just moved…I would get our new house number.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - Cute! I would get our last name!ReplyCancel

  • Angie - I would also pick a 6 to represent our family. Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Carley - That’s hard to decide! I’d go with “Be Still.” (Not sure if you can do two words…but I’m going for it!) It’d be a great reminder to be present and stop just going and going and going.ReplyCancel

  • Shannon - I would either get our last name or 4ReplyCancel

  • Erin C. - So pretty! I would do the number 6 because we are a family of 5, hoping to adopt soon.ReplyCancel

  • Liana - I would do Shine, Grace or Est. 2002!ReplyCancel

  • C Rassi - I would get our last name, but I also love your stay.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle D - Love these! I would get our last name, or Est.2003. Merry Christmas to you and your precious babies!ReplyCancel

  • Maria Goins - I would probably get our last name and est 2004. Or a random word 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - Love the #5 for our family size and the letter W for our last name. 🙂 Cute idea.ReplyCancel

  • Julie Anderson - I love letters and numbers too! I’d get “Malachi 3:10” to put somewhere in our home. That verse has had a special meaning to our family this year.ReplyCancel

  • chrissi - i love the stay. i would choose hope. trying to remind my family never to give up hope.ReplyCancel

  • Christi {Jealous Hands} - What a fun giveaway! I would lov to have a 4, or the date our fam was established (1998) or ‘gather’.ReplyCancel

  • Cara - Probably our last name plus a 3. Love this!ReplyCancel

  • Cristin Thurman - I would love to have the “shine” letters! Let your light SHINE!ReplyCancel

  • Katie D - Great ideas! I like having our family’s first initials on our mantle- Tkecl. Might look funny to some but I would love it. I would also like a 7 to include our little ones that have gone before us.ReplyCancel

  • Alisha - I absolutely love these! I also love how you decorate your home. I think I’d do our last name OR grace… as a reminder to give it to each other and ourselves! Oooh – I also like the idea of our hour number… maybe in our entry way. So many fun options.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Stan - I would get either ONE (for we are one family) or I would get TRUTH (for always tell the truth). Love these!ReplyCancel

  • Anne - Hope! These are amazing!!ReplyCancel

  • Jen - I love these! I would love to have our last name and a 4 . . . or possibly my boys’ names for their rooms.ReplyCancel

  • Meggie - My last name!ReplyCancel

  • Amy - FamilyReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth Hadsall - be still or stayReplyCancel

  • Leah - I kind of like the 4 idea or our last name…ReplyCancel

  • Mindy - I would get our house number!!ReplyCancel

  • Sara - I’d love to have “When oceans rise” on my wall!ReplyCancel

  • Carrie M - I would have such a hard time choosing – probably est. 2006 or our last name or our new address in a house we plan to be in for a long time. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley J - I would love a 5 but I would also love something like stay or dwell- just a reminder to enjoy our time together.ReplyCancel

  • Christie Otts - I’d love 6 because we are soon to be a family of six after our Africa girl comes home! : )ReplyCancel

  • Kendra - Cute! I would choose the word “gather.”ReplyCancel

  • Hannah - I would love TRUST to remind us all to TRUST in HIMReplyCancel

  • Liesel - I would get the word Treasure because it would be a good reminder to store up treasure in heaven and not here on earth.ReplyCancel

  • Dannon - I would get our last name or our house numbers….or maybe both! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Barela - These are beautiful. I would get the word genuine because I think it’s so important and it would be a good reminder. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany Milne - Gratitude….Our loving God has blessed our family richly we have four womderful children and this year especially we made it through a rough twin pregnancy and welcomed two healthy boys! I’m beyond grateful for them, their older brother, sister, and Daddy!! Merry Christmas Macs, and thank you, this blog fills me so much as Momma and a beliver!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn - I would get “still.” That is my word for 2015. Be still and rest in the Lord.ReplyCancel

  • Andrea - I would get a number 4 to represent our family with our newest additIon or the year our family was established! Thanks so much for the giveaway!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - Id seen these on the website but somehow missed that you could customize your own words-what a great idea! I love the word JOY, not just for Christmas time but all year round. Id hang it right above my daughters violin stand.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle S - This is a great idea… they would look perfect in our entryway by our front door! I would love Est. 2005 because in April we will be married 10 years our wedding was one disaster after the next from the photographer forgetting a lens, to a DJ that showed up without the 50 songs I handpicked then calling my husband by everyone in the bridal parties name but his… I cried our first day on our honeymoon but soon to be 10 years and two kids, many surgeries later..I learned never to sweat the small stuff in life.. Those are just little things…ReplyCancel

  • Erin - So neat, love your decor! I’d choose Shine.ReplyCancel

  • Jody R. - Definitely the ampersand and maybe pray or shine. I also liked your joy, though.ReplyCancel

  • Amber - I love the idea of EST2007 for the year our little family began! I amtrying to update some things around our home and freshen up and these would be perfect! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Marquis - I want the est in 2010 ! Really I want them all!ReplyCancel

  • Melanie @ Whimsical Creations - Love “Shine”! Thank you for the chance to win! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Aly - I think I would go with hope.ReplyCancel

  • Megan M - I love the idea of year we were married, then our last name and the number 5 for the people in our family!ReplyCancel

  • Kristi - I love these blocks! I think I would do Shine or Grace. Love your 6!ReplyCancel

  • Tina - I would LOVE to do the house numbers! We took down our 70s style numbers last year when we moved here and we put up bigger lights by the door–the old ones didn’t fit. Darn. 🙂 And a year later, still no numbers on the house, just the mailbox by the curb. We really need to do that…ReplyCancel

  • Krystal Luaces - Ooooh! I played around with my husband and my initials (J and K) and our last name, moving up some of the letters of our last name up and wanting to turn sideways one of the blocks with a design on it for them to sit upon. Thanks for sharing all of these really neat items!

    Praying for you and your family, especially missing Cora!


  • Jessica - I might do “JP”, which are the first and last initial of all five of us in our family.ReplyCancel

  • Amy Sooley - I LOVE these!!! They would look great as my house numbers! 1725!!ReplyCancel

  • Krista kanode - Love these! I would choose Grace or redeemed. They both speak my heart at this time in life. All Bc of Jesus.ReplyCancel

  • Jamie Bender - I want to get an est 2005…it’d be perfect for celebrating ten years next year.ReplyCancel

  • Amy Sooley - Love these!!! Would get our house number!ReplyCancel

  • E - Love these! I would get 5 for our family or our first initial of our last name.ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey Jo - how fun! i think i’d do ‘happy’ or ‘5’ for our family 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Hollie - I would love to have “hope” as a great reminder.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - i would get “joy”. It’s part of on if my favorite verses.ReplyCancel

  • Lori Hammond - I would do 4hamms for my family!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kristy - I would love to win! I would get the word “JOY” or “BLESSED”.ReplyCancel

  • Kelli Kelly - I would get the statement– Represent Him Well
    I want this to be made and hung near my door. A great reminder when I walk out every time to represent God in everything I am doing. Make positive choices, have patience, etc.ReplyCancel

  • Jenn - i love typography and these are too cute! i would probably choose a 4 or “happy”ReplyCancel

  • Toni :0) - I would do R and T and 1993 for when we got married. It started everything that’s beautiful in our life right now.ReplyCancel

  • Katie - Oh my goodness these are so cute!!!
    I would also do 6. For the same reason as you and your little family. We lost a little girl to Trisomy 13, and I LOVE that idea. I’d also get “HOPE” – because her life gave us hope, too.

    love them all!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Dewing - I love the “grateful” sign, for that’s exactly what I am: grateful for all the Lord has given us. And the word “shine”, for it is a wonderful reminder to “let our light shine before men, so that our Father in heaven gets the glory” (my paraphrase). Plus, I love the look of them!ReplyCancel

  • Donna Coffeen - I think the word Grace would be nice, or maybe Cozy, or maybe our last name or house numbers.ReplyCancel

  • Kristin - I would choose “blessed” because that seems to sum our little family up, or the letter S.ReplyCancel

  • Robin - I think I would choose the word “Us” to add to a wall collage of family pictures! These are so great!ReplyCancel

  • Jill - I love these! I think I would choose “bless” as a reminder to me to use my words to bless others and also to bless The Lord at all times.ReplyCancel

  • Kristina - I like “Shine” and “Grateful” ….Or I might build my own 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Briana - “Love,” or “imagine” or “sisters” for my girls or….would be hard to choose!ReplyCancel

  • vicki - totally love these, I would get my address in numbers to go on outside on my garage. Would love to win!ReplyCancel

  • lucy - I would get the words “My Beloved”ReplyCancel

  • lynn krestel - I love the word ‘grateful’ or ‘courage’!
    what a great giveaway!!
    thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Johanna - I chose the word Redeemed.ReplyCancel

  • Deborah Raney - I would get the word CLASH because it’s the name of my husband’s business and this would look so cool in his home office. I always love the Dayspring features!ReplyCancel

  • Krista - Love these letters! I would get a B & K for our initials. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • pm - would love to get our family name..ReplyCancel

  • Ashley L. - I love these! I would get the year my family was established. Great gift idea.ReplyCancel

  • evelyn Lugo - I would love to get Trust in Him because we so often get swept away with the cares and worries of the day that we forget who really is in control and who we should look up to…HIM.ReplyCancel

  • ranee - I’m not sure…so many good options. But for sure a number and letter to represent our family and maybe the word hope…I like your idea of stay as well…such a welcoming entryway!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel N. - I like the number idea…but then I like alot of your decorating ideas…=)ReplyCancel

  • Miranda - “Just” – my *new* last name! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Liz - Love DaySpring, I think getting my future last name would be very special as we’re planning our weddingReplyCancel

  • Brooke - I would get the ampersand. I love the punctuation and how it means there is more to come.ReplyCancel

  • Erin Ellis - I would build the words “Happy” and also “Family”. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    fairyfractal at gmail dot comReplyCancel

  • Christina - These are great. I would get the year my family was established.ReplyCancel

  • Cassie - These are so cute! I really like the ‘JOY’ for Christmas, but I also love the idea of customizing something that could be used the whole year…maybe ‘LOVE’ or our last name? So hard to choose! Thanks for the fun giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Jen - I would love to get either our last name or “Est. 2006” for our living room!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth - I can’t decide!! I am thinking Hope, NEGU (never ever give up), or 28 ( I went into cancer remission on January 28, 1993. I had cancer as a child so this day is always so special to me.)ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth - I LOVE these! I would do “dream big “ReplyCancel

  • Kim - These are adorable! I like the idea of the word ‘NOEL’ for Christmas, but I also would like my house number. Thank you for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Stacey M - I would pick the word GRACE as it is my motto to live my life by.ReplyCancel

  • Alena - I LOVE those! I’m going to order some for my mother-in-law for Christmas.ReplyCancel

  • Tanya - I love these, I would do “Blessed”ReplyCancel

  • Jenn - I love these. I would either get Grateful or our last name!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle S - I would choose an S for our last name as well as a B, M, G and L for our first names and do a collage of our first name letters around the S on our wall. So fun!ReplyCancel

  • elma - I would get 10 for our little family!!!ReplyCancel

  • Erin - either faith or 5 :)))ReplyCancel

  • Sandy Futhey - I would love our Last Name!!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy Futhey - Our last name!ReplyCancel

  • Marsha - I would most likely get the number 5 (for 5 granddaughters) and the word mimi (that’s what they call me)!ReplyCancel

  • Heather S. - What a fabulous giveaway! I’m so enjoying letters/numbers lately. I would choose ” ABIDE”ReplyCancel

  • Tammy A. - My oldest daughter is getting married in 2015. I would get her new last night!ReplyCancel

  • Danielle - I would love to get our last name to hang in our entryway.ReplyCancel

  • Bridge - Faith! I think these are adorable and love the rustic nature, yet sleek.ReplyCancel

  • Whitney @ It's Gravy, Baby! - Love these! I would choose the word JOY because that is my word for 2015.ReplyCancel

  • Erin - I would get 5 for our family and joy because I love joy all year round!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Wolf - Oh, I love these!! I would either get FAMILY, HOME, or the number 5 to represent our growing brood.ReplyCancel

  • Joni - I would get the word family or love or last name, the options are endless!ReplyCancel

  • Tara - I think I would either get a 5 for our family or the word ‘hope!’ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - It’s such a tough choice, i love all things DaySprings. They are our Go-to Gifts for our nieces and Nephew for birthdays and Christmas . I think I would go with our last name, or the #4. Thank you for always sharing and showing us a peek into your beautiful home! Blessings always!ReplyCancel

  • Brady Wilhelm - Am I crazy or is the s in your ‘stay’ backwards? 🙂 Just wondering if they all come that way! I love the idea of doing the word stay! I think that’s what I would do! Thanks for the wonderful give away!ReplyCancel

  • Jill - I love the “EST. 1992” … or maybe just a big W for our family. 😀ReplyCancel

  • christy - Our last name, and established date.ReplyCancel

  • Selena Bragg - What a nice giveaway… I would love the “grateful” word sign. And/or a number five to represent our family. 🙂

    Have a Merry Christmas, Jess, and thank you for sharing your sweet family.ReplyCancel

  • Janey - These are darling! So hard to choose — I’d get our last name, our new house number, or “”give thanks”ReplyCancel

  • Jenna S - These are so cute! I love the pre-made PEACE, but I also love the numbers and a big S!ReplyCancel

  • Cody - probably a 5 or our house number! So cute!ReplyCancel

  • Holly moran - I would probably do Established 1995. Fun giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie - I would get our last name!ReplyCancel

  • Kelsey Boyd - So cute! And loving all the ideas in the comments up above 🙂 I would definitely get a 6 to represent my wedding day, 6/6.ReplyCancel

  • Amy - It’s hard to pick! Maybe ENOUGH or a 5 or our last name or Est. 2008.ReplyCancel

  • Jen Mc - I’d pick a word for our year…not entirely sure which yet, but maybe “love”…ReplyCancel

  • MurdocksMama - I LOVE these! An H would be nice, but I HAVE to get 311 to put up at our lakehouse!!ReplyCancel

  • Cassie - I would start with a 4 and S for our family name and number 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Debbie - I like ‘grace’ or ‘peace’.ReplyCancel