$ 300 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!   Recently updated !

Hey friends! You know the holidays are fast approaching…man, the year just keeps speeding by.  I’m still not used to it being 2016, ha ha!  I know that this time of year, life can get expensive, and so I decided to co-host this new awesome giveaway for you.  What’re we playing for?  Get this:  a $ 300 Amazon gift card! Why Amazon?  Honestly, because it seems that just about everyone is using Amazon these days…plus, I recently invested in Amazon stock, […]


finding joy amidst the struggle

Finding Joy Amidst the Struggle 16 comments   Recently updated !

I love this picture I took yesterday.  I like it so much that I made it my Facebook profile picture.  Why?  Because it’s real.  I don’t look fantastic; I know that.  I have no makeup on and my hair is all over the place.  The sunglasses were on to cover up my puffy-from-crying eyes.  But it’s me, living my real life. Because it’s a photo of finding joy amidst the struggle.       I’ve gotta be honest.  I’ve really […]


September’s Monthly Meal Plan 7 comments

Hey everyone!  Time for the September monthly meal plan!   I’m having a hard time accepting that it’s September.  I am NOT ready for summer to end.  Sending the kids back to school was super depressing, especially with my son, who has a hard time in school.  He’s been pretty miserable and his anxiety has sky rocketed.   With the kids back in school, I’m also back at work as a substitute educator!  That means less time to plan and […]

monthly meal plan

Sweet Leaf Stevia Giveaway!

You may or may not remember this, but a little over 2 years ago, I discovered I had pre diabetes.  Through strict diet and lifestyle change, I was able to reverse it.  I just got some blood work done and the results arrived yesterday:  everything is still looking great!  Yay!  One of the things I have to attribute this to is cutting WAY down on the sugar.  Honestly, I don’t know what I’d do without Stevia!  I love it so much […]


It’s a Happy Birthday Giveaway!

Happy birthday!  Not having a birthday this month?  That’s okay, come join us in celebrating anyway. 🙂 This post contains affiliate links and if clicked and a purchase made I may receive a small commission to help support this blog. Welcome to the Happy Birthday Giveaway! Birthdays are all year long so I thought we should give you birthday gifts for September! 4 Winners will win $910 rv of prizes! Hosted by: Michigan Saving and More Co Hosted by: Tales […]