Pick of the Week: Giveaways & Family

Pick of the Week is inspired by Aussie blogger Jean @ In All Honesty and my desire to keep track of sites and resources for future reference. This week’s picks include a few marvelous giveaways, a simple thankfulness tradition, trash to treasure craft ideas, and thoughts on character development.

Giveaways
Now is a good time to enter online giveaways that can be used as Christmas gifts.

Dave Ramsey Merry Different Christmas
Dave Ramsey is giving away $100,000 in cash and prizes for Christmas. @ Dave Ramsey

Thrifty Decor Chick Financial Peace University Classes
After paying off $125,000 in credit card and student loan debt two years ago, TDC is giving away five of Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University Classes and 25 desk calendars. (TDC shares her debt to freedom testimony in this post–if you need some inspiration, check it out.) @ Thrifty Decor Chick

Becoming God’s True Woman…While I Still Have a Curfew
True Woman blog is giving away a copy of Susan Hunt and Mary Kassian’s book for girls, Becoming God’s True Woman. Erin Davis provides a good Q & A with Mary Kassian on the need to address godly womanhood with young women. @ True Woman

Family
Thanksgiving Blessing Tree
A simple tradition to promote thankfulness in our families that the kids will love. Brandy @ Half-a-Hundred Acre Wood.

Toilet Paper Tubes Crafts
This has to be the best listing (with great photos) of all the crafts that can be made from toilet paper tubes. From a wig for a patriotic skit to pilgrims, turkeys, and a fort this post is a must-save resource. @ Homeschool Blog Awards

Crying Politics: When Our Children Do Not Make the Team by Ann Stewart.
“After an audition or tryout, it’s appropriate to ask questions with the goal of learning how to improve for the future. And if a director or coach is misguided or “political,” we still do not want to highlight that fact and cause our children to cast blame instead of being inspired to grow.” Good thoughts on character development for children…and adults. @ Mentoring Moments for Christian Women

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