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15 Oct 2019   ·   2
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How to Finally Break Free from Anxiety & Stress

Need some practical encouragement to move past anxiety, stress, and survival mode? Longing for life of more wholeness? Don’t miss this episode with Aundi Kolber!

Missed previous episodes of The Crystal Paine show? You can listen to them here.

Okay, I know I’ve said this before about other episodes, but I truly think today’s episode was one of my very favorite podcast recordings to date!

Maybe it had something to do with the fact that Aundi Kolber is a therapist and I felt like I got a therapy session just by spending an hour with her?! 🙂 Listen in to the episode and you’ll see what I mean.

Aundi has a gift of sharing so eloquently and yet also in such a heartfelt manner. She just exudes such peace and calmness, but also such profound wisdom and understanding of how we are wired.

In this episode, we not only talk about what’s saving our lives (I had to laugh that she talked about something related to brain science and I talk about leggings!) and the books we’re reading, but then we dive into some deep heart topics. She shares what it means to Try Softer (the title of her new book), the difference between Big T trauma and little t trauma and how we might be experiencing the aftershocks of little t trauma without even realizing it and this might be at the root of our stress, anxiety, and overwhelm.

Aundi explains thoroughly how the body processes pain — whether physical or emotional. And she provides very concrete suggestions and ideas for how we can start to take steps toward more healing and wholeness.

Whether you feel stressed, anxious, and overwhelmed or whether you know someone who does, this conversation is highly important and one that you do not want to miss. I have thought of it over and over again since we recorded last week and will be taking so many nuggets of truth from it to apply to my everyday life.

In This Episode: 

[00:25] Welcome back! I am so excited to have Aundi Kolber on the show!

[01:06] Aundi shares about a little about her background and family

[03:43] Meaningful walks are saving Aundi’s life — and the brain science she shares here is fascinating! And then, to keep things a little more down to earth (!), I talk about my new favorite leggings.

[09:25] We discuss our current reads, including one written by a therapist and a novel I finished last week. 

[13:08] Why did Aundi write Try Softer? (I loved that she wrote it as a love letter to her younger self!)

[17:20] We talk about the stigma surrounding the word “trauma” and why it’s important to understand if you’ve experienced little t trauma.

[19:27] How can you tell if you’re holding onto the pain of the past and how does it show up in your life?

[23:50] What does it mean to “try softer” and how can we apply this in our every day lives?

[27:37] Aundi shares practical first steps for beginning to break free from stress, anxiety, and survival mode — even if you feel so stuck and overwhelmed that you don’t know how to take the first step!

Links and Resources:

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15 Oct 2019   ·   0

My favorite sweatshirt is as low as $16.99 shipped today!

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One of my favorite Amazon sweatshirts is featured on the Amazon deal of the day today! It’s $16.99 to $19.99 with free shipping and comes in a lot of different colors.

By the way, the photo on Amazon of the sweatshirt makes it look more distressed, but mine came and it’s brighter and more shiny as shown by these photos.

I pulled the drawstring out of the hoodie part since they were really long and you either need to cut them or just pull them out. Also, the pocket stitching is a little loose and it’s come undone a little bit with a lot of washes, but otherwise, it’s held up really well and I’ve worn it over and over again and washed it many times!

They have so many cute styles and many of them are just $16.99 shipped today! I just ordered this one shown above, too! I’ve been wanting to get a camo patterned top for the fall and am so excited to have found this deal!

By the way, I’m wearing a size small in these pictures. They were taken months ago, but even at almost 12 weeks pregnant, I’m so happy that I can still wear this and, based upon how it fits, I think I should be able to wear it for quite a bit longer!

Psst! Speaking of tops I love, did you see that Cents of Style has their wildly popular Jagger Boyfriend V-Neck Tee for 12.47 shipped when you use coupon code RADJAG at checkout?!

I love these shirts!! I have two of them and have worn both of them over and over again! I especially love that they are long and roomy and so cute with leggings. In fact, I’ve pretty much been living in the above outfit for the past few weeks!

15 Oct 2019   ·   0

Fairywill Sonic Electric Toothbrush with 3 Brush Heads for just $14.97!

Whoa! If you’re looking for a budget-friendly electric toothbrush, this deal is for you!

Hurry — this popular deal has returned!

Amazon has this Fairywill Sonic Electric Toothbrush with 3 Brush Heads for just $14.97! when you use coupon code OKKOEMCJ at checkout.

This is the LOWEST price on record and beats last year’s Black Friday price by $5!!

Sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime to get guaranteed FREE two-day shipping (and possibly one-day or same-day shipping!). And don’t forget you can sign up for Swagbucks to earn free gift cards to use on deals on Amazon.

15 Oct 2019   ·   0
BIC Xtra-Precision Mechanical Pencil

HUGE Savings on BIC Mechanical Pencils, Pens, Highlighters, and more!

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Today only, Amazon is offering huge savings on select BIC Mechanical Pencils, Pens, Highlighters, and more! Here are some deals you can get…

BIC Xtra-Precision Mechanical Pencil

Get these BIC Xtra-Precision Mechanical Pencils (24 count) for only $2.35!

Get these BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ballpoint Pens (36 count) for only $2.31!

Get these BIC 4-Color Ballpoint Pens (4 count) for only $3.18!

Get these BIC Intensity Fashion Permanent Markers (12 count) for only $4.73!

Get these BIC Intensity Fashion Permanent Markers (36 count) for just $9.86!

Get these BIC Velocity Bold Retractable Pens (12 count) for only $3.97!

Get these BIC Wite-Out Shake ‘n Squeeze Correction Pens (4 count) for only $4.08!

Shop the BIC sale here.

Valid today only, October 15, 2019.

Sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime to get guaranteed FREE two-day shipping (and possibly one-day or same-day shipping!). And don’t forget you can sign up for Swagbucks to earn free gift cards to use on deals on Amazon.

15 Oct 2019   ·   0
Automatic Milk Frother

Automatic Milk Frother just $22.99 shipped!

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This is a great deal on an automatic milk frother!

Automatic Milk Frother

Amazon has this Automatic Milk Frother for just $22.99 shipped when you clip the $5 off e-coupon and use coupon code 7KN353VD at checkout!

This is such a GREAT deal and the lowest price we’ve ever seen!

Ever since I gave up coffee, I love using a frother to help “fancy up” a homemade hot drink — which makes it even more enjoyable, in my opinion! 😉

One of my favorite drinks to make with a frother is this Decaf Chai Latte Drink.

Sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime to get guaranteed FREE two-day shipping (and possibly one-day or same-day shipping!). And don’t forget you can sign up for Swagbucks to earn free gift cards to use on deals on Amazon.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

15 Oct 2019   ·   0
Columbia Powder Lite Women's Jacket

Columbia Women’s Powder Lite Jacket for just $39.99 shipped (Reg. $100)!

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Wow! This is such a great deal on Columbia Outerwear!

Columbia Powder Lite Women's Jacket

You can currently get this Columbia Women’s Powder Lite Jacket for just $39.99 shipped with coupon code COLUMBIAOCT at checkout!

Shipping is FREE if you’re a rewards member (it’s free to sign up!).

Choose from three colors in sizes XS through XL. This is SUCH a great deal for Columbia brand!

This coupon code is good through October 22nd and can be used on any item site-wide. Check out the sales section for more amazing deals like this!

15 Oct 2019   ·   0
Watercolor Paint Set

Watercolor Paint Set for just $12.73 shipped!

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This is such a fun gift idea for a young artist!

Watercolor Paint Set

Amazon has this Watercolor Paint Set for just $12.73 when you use coupon code C4A15OFF and check out through Subscribe & Save.

Even better, if you order three sets, you’ll get an extra 10% off — making each set just $10.35 shipped!

These are non-toxic watercolor paints that come in squeezable tubes. The set comes with 24 paints and 3 brushes. This is such a great gift idea for a young, budding artist!

Note: Once your order ships, you can go into your Amazon account and cancel your subscription if you don’t want recurring orders.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

15 Oct 2019   ·   0
Candy Land

Candy Land only $4.79, plus more!

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Stock up on some of your favorite games at Target right now!

Candy Land

Right now, Target has is offering an extra 20% off select board games when you choose free same-day pick-up!

Check out these deal ideas…

Candy Land Game – $5.99
Choose Same-Day pick up (20% off)
$4.79 after discount

Hasbro Connect 4 Game – $6.89 (regularly $12.99)
Choose Same-Day pick up (20% off)
$5.51 after discount

Sorry! Game – $9.99
Choose Same-Day pick up (20% off)
$7.99 after discount

Trouble Game – $6.99 (regularly $9.99)
Choose Same-Day pick up (20% off)
$5.59 after discount

Operation Game – $13.49
Choose Same-Day pick up (20% off)
$10.79 after discount

Monopoly Classic Game – $11.99 (regularly $19.99)
Choose Same-Day pick up (20% off)
$9.59 after discount

Jenga Classic Game – $6.89 (regularly $9.99)
Choose Same-Day pick up (20% off)
$5.51 after discount

Mouse Trap Game – $10.89 (regularly $19.99)
Choose Same-Day pick up (20% off)
$8.71 after discount

Valid through October 19, 2019.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

15 Oct 2019   ·   0
Thomas the Train MINIS

Thomas & Friends Mini Collectible Trains, 3-Packs for just $2.99!

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If you have kids who love Thomas, this is such a great stocking stuffer idea at a great price!

Thomas the Train MINIS

Walmart has several Thomas & Friends Mini Collectible Trains 3-Pack Sets marked down to just $2.99 right now — which means you’ll pay just $0.99 per train!

Choose from the following sets:

Thomas The Train Characters

Choose in-store pickup to avoid shipping costs.

These are such cute stocker stuffer ideas for young kids!

Thanks, Hip2Save!

15 Oct 2019   ·   1
Rose Gold Headphones

Foldable Wired Headphones for just $9.99!

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This is such a great deal on headphones!

Rose Gold Headphones

Amazon has these Ailihen Foldable Wired Heaphones for just $9.99 with coupon code 9XCXBHS4 at checkout!

Choose from four different colors. I love the rose gold!

Sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime to get guaranteed FREE two-day shipping (and possibly one-day or same-day shipping!). And don’t forget you can sign up for Swagbucks to earn free gift cards to use on deals on Amazon.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

15 Oct 2019   ·   0
One Year Bible Reading Journals

One Year Bible Reading Journals only $13.99 shipped!

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These beautiful One Year Bible Reading Journals would make great gifts.

One Year Bible Reading Journals

Jane has these One Year Bible Reading Journals for only $13.99 shipped right now!

Choose from 48 different cover designs.

You can start these journals at any time of the year since you write in the date yourself! These would make perfect gift ideas!

Psst! We love Jane! Looking for other great Jane deals? Check out our custom Jane page for more of our hand-picked favorite deals each day!

15 Oct 2019   ·   0
LEGO Movie Emmet's Thricycle

LEGO Movie Emmet’s Thricycle! Building Kit for just $8.07!

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If you have kids who love LEGOS, don’t miss this nice deal on an inexpensive set!

LEGO Movie Emmet's Thricycle

Grab this LEGO Movie Emmet’s Thricycle! Building Kit! for just $8.07 right now on Amazon! You can also get it on Walmart for this same price!

This is the LOWEST price on record and a great little gift idea for Christmas!

Check out all the other LEGO Deals here.

Sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime to get guaranteed FREE two-day shipping (and possibly one-day or same-day shipping!). And don’t forget you can sign up for Swagbucks to earn free gift cards to use on deals on Amazon.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

15 Oct 2019   ·   0
Multi-Purpose 6-Drawer Storage Cabinet

Multi-Purpose 6-Drawer Cubby Storage Cabinet for just $15.99 shipped!

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Need an inexpensive storage solution? Check out this deal!

Multi-Purpose 6-Drawer Storage Cabinet

You can currently get this Multi-Purpose 6-Drawer Cubby Storage Cabinet for just $15.99 shipped when you use coupon code CUBBY6 at checkout.

This is a really great price for a storage cabinet like this!

Note: Linen boxes don’t come with this cabinet. (You can often get them for a couple dollars at thrift stores, though!)

Valid through October 20th, while supplies last.

15 Oct 2019   ·   0
Stonyfield Organic Yogurt Quart

Stonyfield Organic Yogurt Quart for just $1.39 at Target!

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Whoa! This is a great price on organic yogurt!

Stonyfield Organic Yogurt Quart

Stop by Target to get a great deal on Stonyfield Organic Yogurt right now:

Stonyfield Organic Yogurt Quart – $3.99
Use 15% off Target Circle offer (previously Cartwheel)
Use $1/1 manufacturer’s coupon or $1/1 coupon from 8/25 SmartSource insert
Submit for $1/1 Ibotta offer
$1.39 after coupons and Ibotta offer

Go here to see the rest of this week’s best Target deals.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

15 Oct 2019   ·   0
Free Homeschool Resources

FREE Homeschool Curriculum & Resources | Huge List of 23 Freebies!

This is a weekly list of Free Homeschool Curriculum and Resources compiled by Carrie from HomeSchoolGiveaways.com. 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.

Free Homeschool Resources

General Homeschooling Freebies:

FREE Ultimate Field Trip Planner – Do you love taking field trips in your homeschool? Now you can plan them out and make sure you get in the trips you want and even track what you’re learning with this FREE Field Trip Planner.

FREE Apple Life Cycle Coloring Pages – Coloring pages are a fun way to introduce kids to a new subject. Use these FREE Apple Life Cycle coloring pages this fall during apple harvest.

Barn Owl Coloring Pages – If your kids love coloring, they will have fun with these barn owl coloring pages. These coloring pages go through the life cycle of a barn owl in four different handwriting styles, for a total of 32 pages.

FREE Report Card Templates – Does your state require reports for your homeschool grades? Even if you don’t have to report your grades, tracking them is a great way to watch and measure and even encourage their improvement over the years.

Early Learning Freebies:

FREE “Color-By-Sight-Word” Turkey – Coloring this turkey using some of the “color” sight words is a great way to incorporate the season as you teach your young beginning reader. Download this pack FREE today.

FREE Apple Life Cycle Playdough Mats – Playdough mats are not just time fillers, but also wonderful fine motor tools for little kids. And these FREE Apple Life Cycle Playdough Mats are perfect for fall.

FREE Counting Bear Mats – Instant Download – Does your child like using manipulatives or counting bears? If your child likes using them or prefers a visual approach to math, patterns and more, then grab this free counting bears mats set.

Free Language Arts Resources:

FREE Barn Owl Emergent Readers – Use these emergent readers to help your early readers learn more about barn owls. They will be able to read and practice in four different levels.

350 + FREE Handwriting Worksheets – Do your kids need some extra handwriting practice? You’ll find everything you need from early letter formation to cursive letters and words worksheets – all absolutely FREE. Head over now to start downloading today.

FREE Tool to Help Handwriting Challenges – If you have a child that struggles with handwriting, whether it is sloppy or hard to write, this tool can help! Find out how your child can go from tears to joy when completing their writing assignments.

Fall Reading Challenge + Free Printable Calendar – Whether your kids love reading or not, give them a push with this FREE printable Fall Reading Challenge. This undated calendar can be used as their pace, but encourage reading with a seasonal twist.

Apple Life Cycle Emergent Readers – Emergent readers are a great way to improve reading skills and introduce new ones. Use these FREE Apple Life Cycle Emergent Readers with your young learners. Choose from four different levels.

FREE Writing Prompts Broken Down by Age Group – Looking for writing prompts? From preschool to high school, we’ve got you covered with these FREE writing prompts divided up by age group.

Free History & Geography Resources:

Aviation Notebooking Pages {Includes Top 10 Aviators} – November is National Aviation Month and is the perfect time to study about the Top 10 Aviators of all time. Use these notebooking pages to help your kids research and record their findings.

Country Research Flip Books {Limited Time FREEBIE} – These flip books are a great way to introduce these countries to your elementary aged kids. Download these books as a fun overview of countries or to use with specific units. But hurry…these are only FREE thru October 23, 2019.

Unit Studies About Children Around the World – Unit studies about children around the world are great ways to get your kids engaged in knowing all about others their age across the globe. It is also a fun way to incorporate geography into your studies.

Free Science and Nature Study Resources:

Animals of the Desert Printables – Are you studying about the desert and the animals that inhabit it? Kids will love using these printables as they learn more about the animals that live in this dry ecosystem.

Barn Owl Notebooking Pages – If you live on a farm, you’ve likely seen a barn owl or two. Now you can learn about the life cycle of them and record all that you learn with these FREE Barn Owl notebooking pages.

FREE Fall Senses Scavenger Hunt – Do your kids love to go on nature walks? Why not take it up a notch this year with this FREE Fall Senses Scavenger Hunt. The entire family can get some exercise and have some fun too!

Apple Life Cycle Notebooking Pages – Notebooking pages are so versatile. They are actually a really great way to help kids work on their handwriting while doing research on specific subjects. Use these FREE Apple Life Cycle pages this fall.

Free Bible & Upper Grades Resources:

FREE Bible Reading Plans for Kids – Do your kids struggle with reading the Bible? Maybe a Bible reading plan can help! These plans give them the freedom to read at their own pace and check off chapters as they go. Great for young readers learning to create their own quiet time reading.

FREE Biblical Feasts Copywork: Verses About Sukkot – Sukkot, or the Feast of Tabernacles, comes days after Yom Kippur. This feast was meant to celebrate God’s provision during the harvest and also to remember how God was with the people. Download the FREE Biblical Feasts Copywork today.

FREE Bible Study Journal-Questions From the Gospels – Help your teens dig into more than 50 questions from the Gospels with this FREE Bible Study Journal-Questions From the Gospels unit.

Carrie has been homeschooling for over a decade and loves to share FREE homeschooling resources, deals, and reviews over at Homeschool Giveaways. You can find homeschool freebies, free homemaking resources, meal plans, free unit studies, and much more.