DaySpring: Peanuts Story of Christmas Advent Calendar for $11.99 (regularly $39.99!)

DaySpring Early Black Friday Specials

DaySpring has added eight more products to their Early Black Friday Markdown Specials. Here are the great deals available:

Jesus is the Gift Metal Tray 
Regular Price: $14.99
Markdown Price: $5.99 — 60% off 

For I Know the Plans I Have for You – Scripture Bangle 
Regular Price: $44.99
Markdown Price: $19.99 — 56% off 

God’s Heart for You- Rhodium Plated Necklace 
Regular Price: $34.99
Markdown Price: $14.99 — 57% off

Jesus Loves Me- Pink Elephant Plush 
Regular Price: $23.00
Markdown Price: $7.99 — 65% off 

Wooden Chalkboard Cross 
Regular Price: $21.99
Markdown Price: $6.99 — 68% off 

Redeemed Blessed Wooden Plaque 
Regular Price: $12.99
Markdown Price: $4.99 — 62% off 

Daily Grace- Blessed & Thankful- Small Vase 
Regular Price: $25.00
Markdown Price: $9.99 — 60% off

Inspirational Message Block Set 
Regular Price: $49.99
Markdown Price: $19.99 — 60% off

More items will be added to DaySpring’s Early Black Friday Markdown Sale each day, so check back often to see what’s new!

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HUGE List of FREE Homeschool Curriculum & Resources

Free Homeschool Curriculum & Resources on


This is the weekly list of Free Homeschool Curriculum and Resources compiled by Jamerrill from If you aren’t a homeschooler, but you’re a parent, teacher, babysitter, or nanny, you’ll probably find at least a few useful freebies in this list. You may also want to go through the Educational Deals and Freebies from earlier this week for more.


This freebie list is full of fun learning activities! We are filled to the brim this week with excellent educational resources as well as holiday fun. Do you know When to Consider Using Textbooks in Your Homeschool? Judy shares quite a few great tips, and some excellent considerations, to help you with that decision.

Holiday Planning and Fun

(see other categories for more Holiday goodies)

Kick off this holiday season with 50 FREE Thanksgiving Activities! Keep the Thanksgiving celebration going with this FREE Printable Color by Number Cornucopia, these FREE Thanksgiving Printables for Learning, a Thanksgiving Cornucopia Freebie, or these FREE Thanksgiving Themed Printables.

Then jump into Christmas with these fun Free Printable Advent Activities and a FREE Story of Christmas Activity Book.


Teach your child who created the universe with this FREE Bible Lesson: Why Did God Make all Things? Then, you can work on learning the books of the Bible with these FREE Trace and Copy Books of the Bible.

Here is a FREE Thanksgiving Hymn Puzzle Hunt to help your child focus on why we are thankful this season. And you can use these FREE Printable Thanksgiving Scripture Place Cards on your table, or to help your children focus on thankfulness verses in the word.

This Free Biblical Home Education eBook is a great resource to refocus your homeschool life as well as encourage you in your homeschool journey.



Most children need lots of extra practice with skip counting. Provide that practice with these FREE Pilgrim Math Skip Counting Printables and FREE Skip Counting Wall Cards.

Now your child will have a fun holiday-inspired way to practice numbers with this FREE Instant Download: Nativity Number Writing Printables. And, you don’t want to miss this FREE Thanksgiving Math Literacy Pack!

Free Nativity Number WritingPre-K through K

Preschool is such a great time to jump into Thanksgiving fun! You can use this FREE Thanksgiving Pre-K Fun Pack or this FREE Thanksgiving Pre-K through K Pack as a springboard for learning, in addition to lots of fun, hands on fun with these FREE Pumpkin Themed Tot School Activities.

Here are super cute FREE Thanksgiving Counting Cards to practice math in a festive way, while these FREE Christmas Alphabet Printables get you started on the alphabet.

Writing, Spelling, Copywork, and Notebooking

Copywork is so beneficial. With this Free Christmas Carols Copywork Book your child will study the carols, as well as practice handwriting and spelling.

Keep a record of this Thanksgiving with these Free Thanksgiving Notebooking Pages. While they are writing, here are some great writing prompts:

Random Homeschool Goodness

This Free Raggedy Ann Resource Pack includes chore charts, planning printables, and more. Use this Relaxed Homeschooling Planner to plan the rest of your school year.

Science & Magic School Bus

capHave you ever considered Using Magic School Bus Science Kits in Your Homeschool? If you are ready to give it a try, here is a great FREE Magic School Bus Unit Study Resources for Homeschoolers to get you started!

Magic School Bus Unit StudyHistory/ Geography

If you are studying the continents, here is a FREE Map Travelers: South America {limited time!} freebie. Then use this FREE DIY Travel Journal for Kids to continue learning about the rest of the world, and record your studies.


Here is a huge list of FREE Mark Twain Printables and Resources from Homeschool Giveaways.

Practice reading with your elementary student using these FREE 3rd Grade Sight Word Sentences.

FREE The Complete Magic School Bus Reading List

Here is The Complete Magic School Bus Reading List for FREE (+ Free Download!).

Click here thousands of homeschool freebies!

*Don’t forget! If you are looking for additional free homeschool resources please check the huge growing list of free homeschool curriculum and resourceson!

Jamerrill is the homeschooling mother of a large and growing family. After seasons of spending $50 or less annually to homeschool her children, she started Free Homeschool Deals in 2012 to help all families afford the homeschool life. You can follow the homeschool goodness on Pinterest and Facebook.

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Printacular: Download the Free App and Get 10 Free Photo Prints (free pick-up at Walgreens)


There’s a great new app for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, and even your Kindle Fire called Printacular. Download it here to day and then get 10 Free Photo Prints at your local Walgreens.

With Printacular, you can send all your photos from Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, and more to print at your local Walgreens in a snap.

*Note that your code will be emailed and your entire order must consist of 10 images and they must ALL be sized 4×4 or 4×6. Pick-up from Walgreens option only is available for the 10 free prints promotion.

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Gretchen’s $44 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan


1 pkg Kroger Tortillas – $1.79

1 Quilted Northern (4 double rolls) Toilet Paper – $3.59, used $0.75/1 e-coupon – $2.84 after coupon

1 Kroger Ice Cream – $1.99, used $0.40/1 e-coupon - $1.59 after coupon

1 Hamburger Buns – Marked down to $0.49

1 Dillons Eggs (dozen) – $1.69

1 can Kroger Black Beans – $0.69

4 Dannon Yogurts – 3 of these were marked down to $0.29 and 1 was $0.50

1 gallon Dillons Milk – $3.09 (Received $0.25 back from Ibotta)

1 Kroger Italian Dressing – $1.50

1 Avocado – $0.99

1 pkg Chicken Drumsticks – Marked down to $2.71

1 Romaine Lettuce – $0.99

1 Sweet Potato – $0.70

1 Broccoli Crown – $0.67

1 Onion – $0.58

2 Green Peppers – $0.79 each

1 Hillshire Farms All Natural Turkey Breast Sandwich Meat – $3.49, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Jimmy Dean Sausage – $2.99

1 Cucumber – $0.79

1 can Kroger Corn – $0.50

Total with tax ($2.28): $31.05



1 pkg Farmland Bacon – $3.99, used $1/1 printable (doubled; no longer available) – $1.99 after coupon

1 pkg Ritz Crackers – $1.67, used $0.50/1 printable (doubled) – $0.67 after coupon

1 Chinet Napkins – $2, used $1/1 printable (doubled) – Free after coupon

4 Betty Crocker Cake Mix – $1 each, used 2 $0.75/2 printable (first one doubled) – $0.43 each after coupons (Buy 4, Get Best Choice Butter for $0.99)

Best Choice Butter – $0.99

5 Jello Instant Pudding Mix – $0.79 (Buy 5, Get $2 off instantly), used 2 $0.55/2 printable (first one doubled) – $0.06 each after coupons and savings

2 C&H Brown Sugar/Powdered Sugar – $1.79 each, used $1/2 printable (doubled) – $0.79 each after coupon

2 Halls Cough Drops  $1.25 each, used $1/2 coupon from the 11/2 SmartSource insert – $0.25 each after coupon

1.60 lbs Navel Oranges @ $0.99/lb – $1.58

1 pkg Ocean Spray Cranberries – $2, used $1/1 printable (doubled) – Free after coupon

2 cans Lindsay Olives – $1 each, used $1/2 printable (doubled) – Free after coupon

2 cans Libby Pumpkin – $1.50 each, used $0.75/2 coupon from the 11/2 SmartSource insert (doubled) – $0.75 each after coupon

2 Kellogg’s Rice Crispies – $2.50 each, used 2 $0.75/1 printable (first one doubled) – $1.37 each after coupons (Buy 2, Get Free Jet Puffed Marshmallows)

1 Jet Puffed Mini Marshmallows – Free

Total before coupons and sales: $67.38

Total with tax ($1.95) after coupons and sales: $13.49

Total for all grocery items: $44.54

Menu Plan for This Week


Cereal x 2, Bacon and Eggs, Homemade Granola, Toast & Eggs


Turkey Sandwiches x 2, Tossed Salad, Fruit/Yogurt/Veggies, Cheese Quessadillas


Italian Chicken Drumsticks, Biscuits, Tossed Salad

Biscuits & Gravy, Homemade Applesauce

Easy Cheesy Tex Mex Skillet, Tossed Salad

Sweet Potato Burrito Bowls, 30 Minute Rolls, Steamed Broccoli

Easy Fajita Chicken Bake, World’s Best Dinner Rolls, Steamed Peas

Baked Spaghetti, Tossed Salad, Sliced Oranges

Baked Creamy Cheesy Chicken Flautas, Homemade Applesauce, Steamed Carrots

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Reader Tip: How I Save on Gifts All Year Long

garage sale finds

Beka emailed in the following tip:

We’re avid garage sale people — we go nearly every Saturday. Some days we find absolutely nothing, while other days we hit the jackpot!

We have 5 children (who are still young enough that gifts don’t have to come in brand new packaging), so by garage-saling, we are able to stock up on Christmas and birthday gifts during peak garage sale months. This has saved our gift budget a LOT of money!

Thankfully, we live in a suburb in Texas and garage sales are happening 9 months out of the year — however, even if you have a shorter garage sale seasons, this is still an excellent way to save on Christmas and birthday gifts! -Beka

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