Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Sewing Machine 74% Off Today Only

I thought some of you might be interested that this Brother CS6000i Feature-Rich Sewing Machine is 74% off on Amazon today only.  It was $449, and today it is just $114.99!

The machine includes 60 Built-In Stitches, 7 styles of 1-Step Auto-Size Buttonholes, Quilting Table, and Hard Cover.  I don't know much about sewing machines, but this seems like a great deal!

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Monday, March 16, 2015

*HOT* 50% Off Select Green Toys - Today Only

Today, Monday, March 16, only, Amazon is offering 50% off select Green Toys.  These would make great Easter basket stuffers!

This Green Toys Watering Can Set was $14.99 and is now just $7.50.
This Green Toys Jump Rope was $10.99 and today is just $5.50.

I highly recommend this brand.  We have the Green Toys Dump Truck and Fire Truck, and I have to say that they are some of the most durable plastic toys we own.

Free Super Saver or Prime shipping is available on all items.

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Friday, March 13, 2015

40% Off 2 or More Bethlehem Books

Today,  Friday, March 13, only Bethlehem Books is offering 40% all their print titles with free shipping when you buy two or more!  Use code marchsale at checkout.
Bethlehem Books carries great character-building books for young people, including lots of historical fiction.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Easter Story Books and Films for $5 and Under

There are so many children's versions of the Easter story available that it would be hard to create an exhaustive list.  So I decided to create a list of just the books and films that are only $5 and under. 

These would all be perfect as either Lenten and Holy Week reflections or as Easter basket stuffers!

The Easter Story by Patricia Pingery is just $3.86 for the paperback.  Her simple books tend to be great for toddlers and preschoolers.
This The First Easter board book for $3.59 would also be great for the littlest ones.  Jesus is Coming (about Palm Sunday) is also available.
Another version for very young ones is The Easter Story by Allia Zobel Nolan, which is $3.43 for the paperback.

There is also The Beginner's Bible The Very First Easter for just $1.99.

If your child enjoys the Berenstain Bears, check out The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story, which is $4.99 for the paperback and $2.62 for the Kindle version.

I remember enjoying the rhyming Arch Books as a child.  The Week that Led to Easter is $2.49 for the paperback.  You can also get The Day Jesus Died and The Story of The Empty Tomb.


Jesus Lives: The Easter Story, from Happy Day Books, is $2.49 for the paperback.


For older children, the comic-book style Action Bible Easter Story e-book is actually currently free to download!  That price will probably not last, but the list price for the e-book is only $4.99.


Finally, for a film, I highly recommend The Greatest Adventure Stories from The Bible The Easter Story, which is currently on sale for $5.00.  The story is told with reverence and high-quality animation.

If you have read or purchased any of these versions of the Easter story, please share your thoughts!

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Friday, March 6, 2015

Passion and Easter Story Sets for Children

During Advent each year I share a list of Nativity sets for children, so for the Lenten season I like to share a list of similar hands-on play sets and story boards that tell the Passion and Easter story.  There are actually quite a few versions available, and many of these would be great both for Lent and Holy Week and to put in Easter baskets for the Easter season.

I have arranged these in order of price from lowest to highest, so that you can choose among everything from very inexpensive stickers and toys to new family heirlooms - and everything in between.  I hope you find one that works for your family.

If you're looking for something very inexpensive, perhaps for a lot of children, this The Good News, Sticker Set is $2.99 for two sheets.

Christianbook has this Easter Sticker Book for $4.99.  It includes sixty reusable stickers and tells the story of Holy Week from Palm Sunday through the Resurrection.

These cute "He Lives!" Finger Puppets are $6.99 from Oriental Trading.

We have "He Lives" Easter figurine set for $9.99 from Oriental Trading.  It is wooden and surprisingly high quality.

I found two options for magnetic boards the tell the Easter Story.  This Wee Believers Easter Magnet Book is $12.99 from Christian Book.

The Good News Magnetic Easter Playset is also $12.99 from Christian Book.
My kids have always enjoyed playing with felt boards.  This Beginner's Bible Easter Story Feltboard Set is $14.95 with free shipping.

The magnetic and felt boards and books would be perfect if you're traveling in the car during Holy Week!

From the time they were toddlers, my kids have loved learning the Easter story with Resurrection Eggs.  This set is available for $14.99.

Resurrection Eggs - 2014 updated edition  -
These Holy Week Ornaments are $22.95.  The set includes ornaments and devotions for each day of Holy Week.

Spring Holy Week Easter Ornaments

Oriental Trading has this Rugged Cross Scene for $25, as well as a Palm Sunday and a Resurrection Scene for $25.99.
For young children, this set of Easter Blocks is a neat idea.  The starter set is $30, and the deluxe 15-piece set is $75.
Easter Blocks starter set - 5 block toys for Lent and Easter


This set of Holy Week Easter Ornaments is $32.95.  You can hang one each day during Holy Week.  Aren't the paintings beautiful?

This Easter Felt Bible Story Banner has symbols to put up every day during Holy Week, and looks like a great teaching tool.  The complete set is $45.

This detailed Easter Handpainted Resurrection Ornament Set is $69.99.  It comes with a devotional book.
Easter Handpainted Resurrection Ornament Set

Finally, Catholic Child has this 12-Piece Easter Scene Set for $150.  You can also buy the starter set for $75, and then add more pieces each year.

Hands-on toys are really such a great way to teach children the truths of the faith.

Let us know if you have or plan to purchase any of these sets!

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Personalized St. Patrick's Day Cards for $1.29 Each

Now through Sunday, March 8, Cardstore is offering all their St. Patrick's Day cards for just $1.29 each.  Use code CCE5304 at checkout.

St Patrick Prayer 5x7 Folded Card
Green Cross 5x7 Folded Card
You can personalize your card with text and/or photos, and you can have it shipped directly to your recipient.  There are several religious cards available, too!

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

35% Off One Home Decor Item at Dayspring

Today through Saturday, March 7, DaySpring is offering 35% off one home d├ęcor item
This Our God Is - Wrapped Canvas Print is priced at $22, so it would be down to $14.30 after the coupon code.
Our God Is - Wrapped Canvas Print
Shipping starts at $6.95 or is free with orders of $50 or more.  

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