Sara from Sarah + Abraham sent me these adorable woodland animal plates as a gift for my boys. I loved them and decided to order a few more for the cousins so that we could use them on our Thanksgiving kids table.


Aren’t they adorable? Griffin and Levi chose the fox. And they thought Jake would like the hedgehog.:)


I used white paper with wood grain wrapping paper (from the Target dollar bin) down the center. I added milk glasses with orange paper straws, wooden utensils and pine cones too.


Why are kid tables always so much more fun than grown-up tables?


Of course the plates were my favorite. IMG_3389newb&w

I forgot to take a picture of the kids actually sitting at the kids table. Oops. So here they are the next night right before we opened presents (we celebrated Christmas early with my family this year). They weren’t excited or anything.

Sarah + Abraham is having a big sale this weekend. Use code SALE2014 to get 20% off your entire purchase through Cyber Monday (12/1). I love giving these plates as gifts. And there are so many more gift ideas in her shop…so go check it out!

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  • December 1, 2014 - 11:43 am

    leiah - The table looked adorable! NEXT year I’ll have to buy a plate for my upcoming niece/nephew. Super cute.ReplyCancel


  • December 1, 2014 - 7:59 pm

    Mary Ann - So cute….love the decorations. I love the photo of the kids in their pj’s and the smiles…..melts hearts!!ReplyCancel


  • December 1, 2014 - 8:00 pm

    Mary Ann - So cute….I love the decorations. The photo of the kids in their pj’s is adorable….melts hearts!!ReplyCancel


  • December 2, 2014 - 10:29 am

    Mary Ann - Oops!! I thought my first comment didn’t work so I did it again. You can delete one of them, if you’d like.ReplyCancel


  • December 3, 2014 - 4:37 pm

    creole wisdom - Jess, you are so talented with making things beautiful! I love this setting… and you are right, kids tables are fun! :)ReplyCancel



Today is the first Sunday of Advent. Do you have a plan? A plan to make room for Jesus and anticipate Him as Christmas approaches? I am so excited about the She Reads Truth Advent reading plan. Have you heard about it? Day 1 was posted today. So good. You can read along for free at She Reads Truth or you can download the free She Reads Truth App and purchase the Advent study pack for $1.99…then it’s right there on your phone to read every day. Anyone want to join me? What are you doing to prepare your heart this Advent season? Come let us adore HIM.

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
Matthew 11:28

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Monday I posted my favorite Early Black Friday Specials going on at DaySpring right now. I heard today that the Wooden Caddy, Redeemed Makeup Bag, Jesus is the Gift Tray, and Dough Bowl are out of stock. Bummer, I know.

The good news is that eight more Early Black Friday Specials were added today. Let me show you my two favorites.


Mercy House Kenya T-Shirt 28.00 9.99

I love this shirt. It is super soft and I am pretty sure I am going to be wearing mine all the time. And all wrapped up, this would make a great gift!



Daily Grace Creamer 15.00 5.99

You might remember that I gave the Daily Grace creamer and sugar bowl as gifts last year. They turned out so cute! I am excited that the little creamer is on sale this week. This would be a perfect gift by itself or paired with a coffee gift card tucked inside.

The other good news is that there is a Black Friday coupon you can use. 30% off the entire DaySpring store!

Use coupon 30FRIDAY14 to get 30% off everything at (excludes Early Black Friday Specials). The code does include clearance and is good through 12/1. There are some awesome clearance items that make for some great deals paired with the 30% off coupon. Here are my favorites:

dayspring clearance

Redeemed Blessed Vintage Glass Vase 4.99 3.49

Redeemed Wallet 9.99 6.99

Fullness of Joy Mug 4.99 3.49

Everyday Joy Mug 4.99 3.49

(And if you need a lot of gifts you can buy a case of 18 of these for 44.10…such a good deal!!!)

Redeemed Makeup Bag 9.99 6.99

Redeemed Beautiful in It’s Time Vintage Glass Vase 8.50 5.95

(prices reflect 30% discount)

Happy shopping!

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UPDATE :: The Makeup Bag and Dough Bowl are selling quickly and DaySpring will probably run out of them today. The makeup bag is a great size and such a steal. It would be fun to fill up with some makeup and give as a gift. And the dough bowl is beautiful and would make a perfect centerpiece. Shop these Early Black Friday Deals quick before they are gone!

I’m back to share some more great deals from DaySpring. Have you seen the early Black Friday Specials they have going on right now? So many great deals! Here are a few of my favorites:

dayspring early black friday specials

Everything Beautiful – Makeup Bag 26.99 5.99

Daily Grace – Small Vase 25 9.99

Blessings of God – Dough Bowl 64.99 24.99

Inspirational Message Blocks 49.99 19.99

Give Thanks – Wooden Caddy 22.99 9.99

There are even more Early Black Friday specials so make sure you go check them all out. Also, I have two more favorite Early Black Friday specials that will be revealed later this week that I will share with you on Friday. Make sure you check back. This is one of DaySpring’s biggest sales of the year. There will be special discount codes on Black Friday and Cyber Monday too. You can just sit at home in your jammies, eat your Thanksgiving leftovers, and get all your Christmas shopping done.;)
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Well, I wasn’t planning on writing a post about Christmas music today but this was too good not to share. I got to hear Lauren Chandler speak at Hope Spoken last March. I still refer back to my notes from her session on Psalm 107…it was so challenging! Anyway, I follow her on Instagram now and a few days ago she posted that she was listening to a Christmas album by Folk Angel. I am always looking for new Christmas music, aren’t’ you? Well this morning I remembered about the album and clicked over to listen and check them out. And guess what? Folk Angel has a link on their Instagram feed (@folkangelmusic) to buy this album for $1 TODAY ONLY. It’s good. And it’s worth your dollar for sure. Go buy it now.


And I just heard (although I’m sure this is old news) that Rend Collective is releasing a Christmas album tomorrow. So excited about this one and love the album cover too. It’s getting all Christmas-y over here at the Macs. At least it’s sounding Christmas-y…the Christmas decorations are still in the basement.:)

What do you love to listen to around Christmas? Please share!

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  • November 17, 2014 - 6:15 pm

    Megan - Hey! I just went and bought the album and realized after I checked out that I was charged $10. Did you find the same thing?ReplyCancel


    • November 30, 2014 - 4:24 pm

      Jess - Oh no!! I am just seeing this, Megan. So sorry about getting charged $10…it looks like they raised the price shortly after I posted this. It had been $1 earlier that day so I assumed it would be all day. So sorry that happened!ReplyCancel


  • November 18, 2014 - 4:53 pm

    Eliabeth - I bought the Rend Collective one yesterday on google play!! Love it!ReplyCancel