Tips For the Timberdoodle Damaged Sale

Top 3 Tips to Make the Most of Timberdoodle’s Dented & Damaged Items Sale

1. Plan Ahead Stock is very limited for the Dented & Damaged Items Sale, and things sell out fast! You may want to make a list of books that you want to buy so you don’t have to make snap decisions tomorrow. If you have any questions about products, we would welcome you to ask them today! Of course, you will be more than welcome to ask tomorrow as well, but we expect to be deluged in orders and may have too many phone calls and emails coming in to answer your question as promptly as usual. 2. Start Early! […]


How We Pack Shoeboxes As A Bible Study

What is more fun than packing shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child? Doing it with your friends. A world-wide outreach of Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child distributes shoeboxes full of necessities and toys to children across the globe. Each year, thousands of families wrap shoeboxes and fill them with items such as socks, toothbrushes, dolls, t-shirts, and toy cars, and bring the finished boxes to their church to be sent to Samaritan’s Purse’s processing center. While we found packing shoeboxes as a family to be fun, we wanted a way to include our friends. Now for the second year we are […]

Timberdoodle Gift Guide Models 2011

Meet the Models!

Meet the models from our Fall 2011 Photo Shoot! We were delighted to have so many children work with us on the production of our 2011 Gift Guide, some new faces and many familiar ones. (Due to the size limitations of the gift guide we weren’t able to bring back all of the fantastic models who had worked with us in the past.) So, it is with much excitement that we introduce to you: Brothers Judah, Cohen, & Jax Judah, age 5 What would be the coolest pet to own? What would you name it? “An ostrich. I would name […]

Mother's Day

Our Mother’s Day gift to Mom

  Our mom is hard to shop for. She doesn’t like flowers, and she is determined to eat healthily, so a box of chocolates wouldn’t be a blessing for her. What else can we do for Mother’s Day? Breakfast in bed? No. A day shopping? No, she doesn’t enjoy shopping. A cleaning supply, such as a vacuum? No, if we need one, she will research and purchase it herself. So then, what are we to do? Thankfully, we can just ask Mom what she wants (after all, she doesn’t like surprises). She requests hours. Back in the good old days, […]

Grandpa Deffinbaugh

A Poem From Our Grandpa

Happy National Poetry Month!   Today we share with you one of our Grandpa’s poems, Sunset at Sea. This poem was one of several of his poems read at his 90th birthday celebration several weeks ago. It was written about the time Grandpa first started writing poetry, while he was in the Navy during World War 2. In time, it became a tradition for Grandpa to compose a poem for each grandchild and great-grandchild on their birthday. Over the years, Grandpa has composed scores of poems, with topics from garage sales, to Christmas, to a visit to the dentist!   […]

Grandma's Butterscotch Pie Recipe

Butterscotch Pie

Happy π Day! Today is March 14, or 3.14! Why not bake a pie with your children to celebrate this day? Today we share with you our Grandma’s Butterscotch Pie recipe. Grandpa loves butterscotch pie, and has even requested that it be served for dessert on his 90th birthday, coming up next week! Pie Crust 3 C flour 1½ C shortening Put 1 egg in measuring cup – mix with fork add 1 T vinegar and 5 T cold water – add to blended flour and shortening. Butterscotch Pie Filling 3 Tbls. flour 1 ¼ cups brown sugar 2 egg […]


Chocolate Noir Bar Recipe

  We first came across the Chocolate Noir Bars recipe a couple of years ago, and it quickly became a go-to Christmas recipe for our family.  With a deliciously rich flavor, Chocolate Noir Bars were a perfect dessert for our second traditional Timberdoodle Monday Meal of the year!   Chocolate Noir Bars   Ingredients Brownie Base: 1 & 1/8 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 & 3/8 cup shortening 3 cups sugar 6 eggs 1½ teaspoons vanilla 1 & 7/8 cups all-purpose flour 1½ teaspoons baking powder 1½ teaspoons salt Filling: 12 tablespoons butter or unsalted butter, divided 1 & 1/8 […]


Caramel Corn Recipe

Our family-favorite caramel corn recipe. We are serving it today as part of our first traditional Monday Meal of the year!   Microwave Caramel Corn Ingredients: Popcorn, popped, approximately 6 quarts 2 cups brown sugar ½ lb. butter ½ cup white corn syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda Pecans, toasted, if desired   Put brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup in a saucepan. Cook on medium low and bring to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add vanilla, salt, and baking soda. Blend and pour over popcorn. If you plan to add […]


If God Is Good: Faith In The Midst Of Suffering and Evil

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and for many of us, the holidays are a wonderful time to celebrate with our family and friends. But for those who have been through a heartbreaking year, the holidays are often just a reminder of what they have lost. If you or loved ones are having a difficult time seeing how God is good during the hard times, then we recommend If God Is Good: Faith in the Midst of Suffering and Evil. We have followed with interest the ministry of Randy Alcorn for many years, so when he first came out with […]

Timberdoodle Drawing Rules

About Timberdoodle Drawings

How our Facebook and Doodleblog drawings work:   Easiest Way To Enter Option one is simple, just leave a comment at the bottom of the post answering the mandatory question. “Best Odds” Way To Enter Use this Punchtab plugin to enter: It looks something like this (they continually upgrade the interface)  and will allow you accumulate multiple entries as you click through the various tabs. It has had glitches in the past which have resulted in not every option being available to every entrant. (IE occasionally it won’t let people who are already Facebooks Fans like and unlike the Timberdoodle page in order […]