I’ve noticed a lot of visitors find my blog by searching for CBD coupon codes. Yes, I’m nosy like that. I like to check my stats frequently and I try to keep a current coupon code in my sidebar.
I’m also more than happy to help y’all use those coupon codes. I’m helpful like that. I’m just an all-around nice person, right?
Here are a few of our favorites to help you fill your shopping cart. Most or all of these are items that we own and use regularly.
All are chosen not just for quality but also for value; although Christian Book Distributors strongly discourages posting prices, I will say that I consider each of the items below to be an extraordinary value!
Fiction, fun & games
- The Chronicles of Narnia, Limited Edition: Focus on the Family Radio Theatre – Audiodrama on CD – This is only very slightly abridged and extremely well done. Perfect for keeping the whole family entranced on a long road trip! 19 CDs, about 21 hours if my memory serves correctly. But don’t take my word for it, because my memory rarely serves.
- SET: The Family Game of Visual Perception: How many games give a young child a fighting chance when playing with an adult without relying entirely upon “luck”? We have owned and loved Set for many years. An added bonus: the manufacturer replaces individual cards for next-to-nothing. Very handy in a game that is sure to be loved by the entire family!
- Gears!Gears!Gears!- the noise drove me to get rid of these when we moved into The Shoe, but the girls still look back on them with fondness. We’ll have to get more someday, when I experience another bout of temporary insanity. You might be insane if you buy these, but your kids will love you forever.
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I read the Song of Solomon this morning and had to smile.
While the Shulamite compares her Beloved to gold, jewels and flowers and all things lovely,
His hands are rods of gold
set with beryl.
His body is carved ivory
inlaid with sapphires.
His legs are pillars of marble
set on bases of fine gold…
he compares her primarily to livestock, armies, cities and buildings. No less flattering within the mind of a man, I’m sure.
O my love, you are as beautiful as Tirzah,
lovely as Jerusalem,
Awesome as an army with banners!
…Your hair is like a flock of goats
going down from Gilead.
Your teeth are like a flock of sheep
which have come up from the washing;
every one bears twins,
and none among them is barren.
Isn’t it funny to think that some things change so little over the ages? It seems that the Song of Solomon could teach us a few things about how differently the minds of men and women work.
In the same train of thought, let me heartily recommend the book For Women Only: What You Need to Know About the Inner Lives of Men by Shaunti Feldhahn.
For Women Only is a clear-eyed look into the inner workings of the male mind. The author never claims that every point of the entire book should be applied to every man; but the information provided gives much insight into how they think in general.
In many ways this book helped me understand my own husband’s reactions and thought processes much better. Things that still puzzled me after 14 years of marriage finally began to make sense.
The reviews for this book at CBD are overwhelmingly positive with just a few criticisms. In my opinion, the criticisms often seem to land upon sore spots of the readers themselves. When the author discusses weaknesses common to men, the sensitive reader may see it as justification: he can’t help it. He’s just made that way. In her defense, the author never says that.
As with any uninspired book, read it and glean. But do read it.
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Each month, our church learns to sing a new Psalm in 4 part harmony. Hubby sings bass, and the girls and I sing alto. If the tune is familiar, a few of the girls sing soprano so that we can do 3 part harmony at home. At least in theory…like many great plans, it’s easier said than done.
Last month we learned Psalm 42 and Hubby set off on an Internet search for a downloadable version of the Psalm Of The Month so we could listen and become familiar with the tune.
He struck Internet gold: not only did he find a very nicely done version of Psalm 42, but also several albums of good Christian music, chock full of Scripture and sound doctrine, with just a touch of humor here and there. Check out the lyrics to Rats to see just I mean (or download a sample here).
The clincher was the album titled “Memorials,” a subject near and dear to Hubby’s heart and a frequent topic of family worship in our home.
Read Hubby’s more complete review of Jamie Sol’s music, or go right to Mr. Sol’s website.
I’m adding this one to my sidebar – I’ve used E-sword for years and don’t know why I haven’t told you about it before!
E-sword is a free full featured Bible program that lets you download many additional free components, including:
One of my favorite features: Strong’s Concordance is keyed into the included King James download! If you’ve already heard enough you can just trust me download the software, or go the to the home page and check it out for yourself.
Yes, there are many wonderful Bibles online, but this one works without the delay of waiting for pages to load and still works on the days when your Internet doesn’t.
It even has the complete Geneva translation with the original spelling! Is that cool or what???
If your daughter received a doll from Vision Forum for Christmas (or any other 18″ doll), you’ll want to check out the adorable outfits and accessories from Wee Maidens!
The sisters who run this website gave us an outfit to try out and the girls love it! All of their choices are feminine and modest, unlike the wardrobes of many other dolls on the market. They offer a surprising variety of styles ranging from fancy dresses and historical costumes to sleepwear and many cute modern casual skirts and jumpers.
Each outfit comes with a full set of accessories: our skirt and top came with a backpack, necklace, and shoes. Prices are very reasonable, and each item is thoughtfully designed and hand made.
So if your daughter’s little friend needs to expand her wardrobe a bit, now you know where to look!
We’re doing the happy dance here – We have not 1, but a complete set of all 5 of Mr. George Sarris’s CDs of The World’s Greatest Stories! Mr. Sarris does word for word dramatizations of Scripture, memorizing lengthy passages and bringing them to life. After witnessing several live performances, we were very excited to find out that he sells audio recordings (at a very reasonable price, I might add!).
The CD is playing as I type (it was in the player within 5 minutes of passing through the front door), so look for a review soon on my Shoelaces blog. And probably here too – I think this one will warrant a cross post, since I expect these CDs to see a LOT of use in our house.
Dry erase markers,
How do I love thee?
Let me count the ways:
You clean up so easily
Your colors are vivid
I can use you on so much more than just the white board…
I know where to get a 4-pack of dry erase markers (black or assorted) for $.99 and free shipping. Do you?
Use Spoofee to find a nice selection of $.99 office supplies at Staples.com, and join their (free) Rewards Program to get free shipping on any order, any time!
Consider the binder clips too – they make great, durable chip clips that don’t get brittle and break in the freezer. I use them on bags of shredded cheese, nuts, brown sugar, animal crackers, etc.
Be sure to follow the ordering instructions on the Spoofee link above or else you’ll be charged regular retail prices rather than $.99. Also, watch the shipping – it may take a call to customer service to get the free shipping in place. But it’s worth it!
So I guess Spoofee is my Frugal Friday tip. We check it every morning for amazing deals!
Check Crystal’s blog for more tips or to contribute your own.
While we’re on the subject of free shipping, rumor has it that Overstock.com is also offering free shipping on any order through 10/30.
BTW, Sunday is the last day to use the free shipping CBD coupon code, so hurry if you’re going to use it. You can find it at my Shoelaces blog.
I’ve also posted several new reviews and moved things around a bit. Drop in and let me know what you think!
Thanks for all your input on my baby carrier question. I ordered and received my Ergo a while back, and I’m ready to tell you what I think of it.
In a nutshell, I really like my Ergo. Not quite love, but really, really like it. It is easy to use, easy to adjust, very comfortable and durable. The only things that I wish were different is less padding (I live in a very warm climate) and I wish the baby could face outward in front, though I suspect that wouldn’t be as healthy for the baby’s spine.
The built-in storage pouch has plenty of room for the basic essentials: checkbook, a diaper or two, small package of wipes, cell phone.
The sleep hood easily adjusts from our 3 month old baby to our 2yo, with plenty of room for a still bigger child.
The carrier itself was very intuitive: it came with no video, no written instructions, and yet I had it on for the first time in less than a minute. I was easily able to figure out the front carry for our baby and the back carry for our toddler. I’m less than thrilled with the hip carry, but maybe that’s just not my thing.
Incidentally, I had no trouble using it without the newborn insert when our son was 2 months old. He rode comfortably and securely, with plenty of support. Your own experience may be different, but I’m glad I tried it without the additional $26 expense.
It’s a snap to “load” and “unload” by yourself, front and back. Adjustments are just as easy.
It really does put the weight of the child on your hips rather than back or shoulders. I had some bad habits from other carriers, but once I learned to relax my shoulders and let the carrier do its job I found that I could carry our toddler with no strain at all.
I do wish I could crumple it up really small and cram it in my diaper bag for easy portability, but that’s not happening. As it is, it folds up rather compactly and would probably fit in the top of my diaper bag if I remember to leave room for it.
Other than my three small complaints (no forward-facing front carry option; a bit too much padding; and not terribly compact), I pretty much love it. I think it was well worth the expense and although I haven’t tried every carrier out there, I’m inclined to believe those who say it’s the best.
Hubby found me a Baby Bjorn at the Goodwill, so I have been able to compare the two. The Baby Bjorn does allow the forward-facing front carry and it was also pretty easy to figure out. It shares many of the advantages of the Ergo with a lower price tag, but I think it would become a strain with a heavier baby. It also shares 2 of the disadvantages: it’s rather warm and not very compact. It has no built-in storage pouch.
I can see why many people love it, but I’m sticking with my Ergo.
I am still curious about the Mei Tai and something else very similar to the Ergo – I can’t find the name of it now, but it sounds something like Paduman Baby, and I thinks it is from the UK. Does that ring a bell for anyone? It sounds very much like the Ergo but with less padding and cheaper. Why didn’t I bookmark the site? (smacking myself in the forehead)