Gratitude Journals: Buy 5, Save $5 | Buy 10, Save $20 (guaranteed to arrive by Christmas!)

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Update: The Gratitude Journals now completely out of stock — we sold many, many more than we expected to this Christmas season and won’t have another shipment in from the publisher until early next year. I’m so sorry for the inconvenience. You may still be able to find some stock at your local Christian bookstore still or online from Amazon.

Looking for a last-minute Christmas idea for some people on your list? Want to bless and impact your family and friends by encouraging them to take a little time each day to write down their blessings?

Our new Choose Gratitude Blessings Journals would make the perfect gift!

And we’re excited to now offer bulk discounts to those who want to order multiple copies. The more you order, the more you’ll save!

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Choose Gratitude Blessings Journal Bulk Discounts

Read more about the Choose Gratitude Blessings Journal here.

Want to see inside the journal? Click here.

Click here to order and get these bulk discounts!

Please note: Orders must be placed by midnight December 12th to guarantee arrival by Christmas. We cannot guarantee arrival on orders placed after that date.

Have a question about your order or need any help with an order you’ve already placed? Email joy @ moneysavingmom.com.

And thank you so much for how you’ve celebrated with me this year as I’ve spread my wings and tried some new things — like creating this Blessings Journal. I’ve learned a lot and grown a lot this past year and am looking forward to what 2015 holds.

I’ll share more soon about my goals for 2015, what I learned through mistakes and struggles in 2014, and some {good} changes I’m making for 2015. In the mean time, I just wanted to say thank you so much for being on this adventure with me! I appreciate each and every one of you!

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5-Day Clean Your House for Christmas: Day 3

Join Me For the Clean Your House for Christmas Challenge

Welcome to the 5-Day Clean Your House for Christmas Challenge. Otherwise known as: Crystal really needs to deep clean her house and she needs the public accountability to get it done. Ahem. :)

{Thank you for humoring me. If your house is in great shape, please just skip over these posts. I may be the only one who has kind of let my housework and decluttering slide a bit the past few months.}

I feel like I need to apologize in advance for today’s assignment. Because we’re going there, oh yes we are…

Today’s assignment is to clean the kitchen.

{Cue the groans and people clicking away from this post as fast as possible in and effort to try to pretend you didn’t see that. :)}

Here’s my plan for this morning (feel free to follow it somewhat, if you find it helpful… or you can get a laugh out of how detailed I am!):

This Morning’s Plan

1. Read my Bible, exercise, and shower.

2. Get dressed to my shoes. (Thanks, Flylady!)

3. Eat some breakfast, read aloud to the kids, start a load of laundry.

4. Morning chores with the kids.

5. Get the kids started on their schoolwork. Kindergarten with Silas.

6. Switch the laundry.

7. Make apple pie.

8. Attack the Kitchen:

  • Surface clean.
  • Go through cupboards & pantry. Clean out/organize.
  • Clean fridge & freezer.

9. Celebrate a job well done… maybe before 6:30 p.m. today?? :)

So, that’s my morning plan. I’m hopeful to have it all done before dinner time today — maybe even lunchtime if my morning goes perfect. Which never happens, but I can always dream that today might be the day! :)

I’ll take pictures and will post an update later today to let you know how it goes.

Want To Join Me?

Are you joining me? If so, what room(s) are you planning to tackle today and what’s your morning plan? Let us know in the comments. If you are blogging about it, I’ll have a link-up that you can link your post to in my post later today.

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5-Day Clean Your House for Christmas Challenge (Day 2)

Join Me For the Clean Your House for Christmas Challenge

Welcome to the 5-Day Clean Your House for Christmas Challenge. Otherwise known as: Crystal really needs to deep clean her house and she needs the public accountability to get it done. Ahem. :)

{Thank you for humoring me. If your house is in great shape, please just skip over these posts. I may be the only one who has kind of let my housework and decluttering slide a bit the past few months.}

I was planning to move on to another area of the house today, but since I didn’t get the Kids’ Room done yesterday like I’d hoped, I’m going to stick with that today in an effort to be a little more realistic. :)

If your bedrooms are spotless and clutter-free, pick another area of your house that you’ve been putting off and tackle that today. Maybe the coat closet or the office or the storage room… er, maybe not the storage room unless you have a LOT of time and ambition! :)

Here’s my plan for this morning (feel free to follow it somewhat, if you find it helpful… or you can get a laugh out of how detailed I am!):

This Morning’s Plan

1. Read my Bible, exercise, and shower.

2. Get dressed to my shoes. (Thanks, Flylady!)

3. Eat some breakfast, read aloud to the kids, start a load of laundry.

4. Morning chores with the kids. Put away laundry from yesterday.

5. Get the kids started on their schoolwork. Kindergarten with Silas.

6. Switch the laundry. Fold another load of laundry & put it away.

7. Attack the Kids’ Bedroom:

  • Pick up/remove clutter — either throw out or put in Goodwill pile.
  • Organize things that need to be organized.
  • Vacuum thoroughly.
  • Dust — especially fans/light fixtures.

8. Celebrate a job well done… maybe before 6:30 p.m. today?? :)

So, that’s my morning plan. I’m hopeful to have it all done before dinner time today — maybe even lunchtime if my morning goes perfect. Which never happens, but I can always dream that today might be the day!

I’ll take pictures and will post an update late afternoon/early evening to let you know how it goes.

Want To Join Me?

Are you joining me? If so, what room(s) are you planning to tackle today and what’s your morning plan? Let us know in the comments. If you are blogging about it, I’ll have a link-up that you can link your post to by late afternoon/early evening.

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10 Goals For This Week (+ an update on last week’s goals!)

10 Goals For This Week

So we got back in town last Monday evening and stayed in town the entire rest of the week (which is the first week I’ve been home all week in quite a few weeks). And guess what? Even though we had out-of-town guests and lots of meetings and then most of us got sick with head colds, I got every single thing done on my goals list!!

10 Goals For This Week

It felt SO good to have a quiet weekend at home. I slept, read, we watched a few Christmas movies, and we hung out as a family. And it was incredibly relaxing and just what we needed.

I am grateful for the opportunities to travel and be stretched personally this past year, but I’m also thankful that we have a 5-week break from travels (except for Christmas travels). I forgot how much I enjoy quiet days at home!

Last week’s goals:

Marriage/Mothering/Homemaking Goals

1. Start reading Unwrapping the Greatest Gift with the kids.

2. Write a love note to Jesse.

3. Have a movie night with Jesse.

Personal Goals

4. Work on reviewing and memorizing Romans 1 and Romans 2:1-4.

5. Finish the She Reads Truth Thankfulness study (yes, I’m a wee bit behind!)

6. Finish at least two books.

7. Run or exercise at least 3 times.

8. Get back on the Trim Healthy Mama plan.

Business Goals

9. Have end-of-year meetings with my executive team & map out big business goals for 2015.

10. Answer interview questions for an upcoming magazine interview.

This week’s goals:

Marriage/Mothering/Homemaking Goals

1. Continue reading Unwrapping the Greatest Gift with the kids. Finish reading Nobody Loves Me.

2. Write a love note to Jesse.

3. Have a movie night with Jesse.

4. Watch a Christmas movie as a family.

5. Take the kids to The Gift of Christmas Tour.

Personal Goals

6. Work on reviewing and memorizing Romans 1 and Romans 2:1-5.

7. Finish at least two books.

8. Run or exercise at least 4 times.

9. Continue on with the Trim Healthy Mama plan.

10. Clean the house from top to bottom and blog about it (look for a post coming in just a bit with today’s assignment!)

How did you do on last week’s goals? What are your goals for this week? I’d love to have you share your progress on last week’s goals and your goals for this coming week in the comments. Of, if you’ve blogged about it, leave your direct link below. Let’s cheer each other on to live purposeful and productive lives! You can download a free customizable weekly goal-planning sheet here.

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