Tuesday, February 8, 2011
I will be popping in and posting here and there but for now the regular posts from me will be few and far between.
Please feel free to utilize the archives of posts on frugality, the recipes, and everything else really because they are truly beneficial to saving you some serious money. If anybody needs to contact me, please feel free to do so through e-mail. I will answer everybody.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
So after I made that shop, I asked God how to promote it and He told me to make a Facebook page. Okie Dokie Lord- done.
Then as I was getting dressed to leave to run errands for the day He told me to wear the Proverbs 3:5 pendant I have for sale in my shop. Okie Dokie Lord- done.
About an hour or so later I get this notification from my ETSY store and the subject line is : Proverbs 3:5 Pendant. Out of all the stuff I am selling in my shop, THAT one pendant is the subject line (You can't make this God stuff up!). That lady asked if it was possible to order more than one pendant at a time.
She ordered 16 pendants.
Is God amazing or what??
I know God has big plans for this- I just need to follow His lead. :) Oh and if you don't mind too much, please look on the left side column of this blog and LIKE my Facebook page. I need 50 people and then I can get a custom link for it. Thanks and have a great week!
Ok, back to our regularly scheduled blogging- Here are some words from my Pastor.
Fill the Earth
Read: John 2:1-12
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!"- II Corinthians 5:17
You have heard the saying, if life gives you lemons make lemonade. This concept makes sense so what about changing lemons to wine. Still a possibility but what about changing water into wine. This idea is altering nothing into something. This is God's invention of changing empty to full. We can wish for impossibilities and pray for an eternal answer.
We are to trust with patience and strength and know that God knows all of our needs. His answer is not contingent on you. The direction your life will turn will be at the Lord's discretion and good judgment. Either your choice in the matter will fulfill God's intent or delay God's will.
One particular day Mary asked Jesus for a basic need of wine for the wedding feast. She did not give explanation or a long justification of her necessity. She simply stated the conflict and difficulty and then just waited. She knew she was starting with nothing but depended on Jesus and believed her God would fill all the empty spaces and satisfy the needs of the people more than she imagined.
The more you follow after God's Love with praying and trusting and anticipation of God's will in your life the sooner you can be like Mary and live a life filled and centered on completeness through the Lord. Like Mary, you can become a vessel ready for what seems beyond your reach.
Friday, January 14, 2011
How I got $500 In Xbox Video Game System + 5 Games For FREE And MORE Stuff Too!! Get 70 FREE SWAGBUCKS Just For Joining!
Join Swagbucks Now and enter code: CouponsNGames or Hip2SaveGames (you may need to type it in — its also cAsE sEnSaTiVe) and you’ll start yourself off with 70 FREE Swag Bucks… thats a bonus 40 Swagbucks! I have no idea when they will end this promo so don't wait or you may lose out on this great offer!
For Christmas I got an XBox 360 game console and these games FREE:
Call Of Duty Black Ops
Lego Indiana Jones
Madden Football 10
Most of those games retail for $60.00. The X box game console alone retails for $199.99 so all of this would have cost over $500 with tax and shipping. I paid NOTHING.
I used my Swagbucks that I have stockpiled to buy the console first, then when I bought the console during one of Amazon's 'Lightning Deals' they were running during Christmas I also received a $60.00 video game credit. Just so happened they started running another deal and had Black ops for 50% off as well as Halo. Can you say 2 free video games that would have cost $60 plus tax at a store? It gets better.. when I 'bought' those 2 games I received $20.00 more in video game credit so I used that and more Swagbucks to 'buy' the other games which gave me another $10 in video game credit. How awesome is THAT??? There is no tax charged on Amazon.com and if you spend over $25.00 the shipping is free too.
I also used more Swagbucks to get these things FREE:
2 car chargers for our Ipod Touches
1 car charger for my son's Nintendo DSI
The Blind Side DVD
An extra controller for the X box
$25.00 I Tunes card
I am not kidding when I tell you how easy Swagbucks is to use. All I do is use their search engine and at times you get rewarded with various Swagbucks. Look at this one:
I win 1 Swag Buck a day by simply answering a question on their Daily Polls + I visit their ‘NOSO’ page, click ‘Start Earning’, ‘Skip’ or say ‘No’ to all offers and you’ll score 1 Swagbuck. If you download their toolbar you’ll earn 1 Swagbuck and also view the Trusted Surveys page and you’ll earn another 1 Swagbucks! There are offeres all over their page that get you free Swagbucks- you can view videos, look through some other offers and get a few here and there for NOTHING but a few minutes of your time. The surveys pay pretty well too!
During the day they usually release free codes that I try to post here (the alert for a free code, not the actual code because that is against the rules)
What is Swagbucks? It is a search engine where you earn bucks for redeeming FREE codes, doing searches, answering daily poll questions, referring friends, etc. to earn rewards such as gift cards and much more.
Even though Amazon.com has just about everything for sale, you can also buy a ton of other gift cards from their site. Check it out:
Buca di Beppo
Build A Bear
Carrabba’s Italian Grill
El Pollo Loco
Jack in the Box
Justice/ Limited Too
Legal Sea Foods
Lord & Taylor
Max & Erma’s
Regal Entertainment Group
Rock Bottom Restaurants
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
The Cheesecake Factory
The Home Depot
Now can you guys see why I love this Swagbucks thing so much? What an awesome tool to have in your frugal arsenal! I currently have another $100 in Amazon Gift Certificates available to use now but I think I will save them until there is something that I need or find a great deal on.
Click the SIGN UP on the widget below to join now and enter code: CouponsNGames or Hip2SaveGames (you may need to type it in — its also cAsE sEnSaTiVe) and you’ll start yourself off with 70 FREE Swag Bucks… thats a bonus 40 Swagbucks!
Thursday, January 13, 2011
In reality, grocery shopping is one of the best activities to see how frugal you are. Here are some of my best tips on saving money when grocery shopping. You will notice that I really do not mention coupons at all. Coupons are great when you have them and I would (and do) use them in addition to what is outlined below. Relying on coupons alone will not net you the kind of savings that I get.
I hope that these tips above have given you some ideas to get you started to be the kind of shopper that the markets don't like. It's fun being a rebel. LOL
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Envy is a resentful desire to have another’s superior possessions, achievements, or qualities.
I can admit it- there are times when I get green with envy and this little guy shows up.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Ok so my truck has been in need of tires for a month or so now. I have been looking for deals and comparing prices everywhere. Finally the day comes when I decide that the tires are bordering on being 'unsafe' so I know that I have to pull the trigger and buy some.
We call around again and get a whole different set of prices- for the same tires. Now I'm getting really aggravated. We finally go into America's Tires because they say that they will beat any price we can find. Okie dokie. When we get in they try the upsell on everything of course then give us a final price. 'Is that the BEST price you can do..?" "Yep that is ma'm" . Not happy with that answer my husband decides to make a quick phone call to another tire dealer in the area. One of the many that we have already called mind you. Wouldn't you know that their price came down $30.00 since we were already at a different tire place??? So- my husband mentions this fact to the current tire place that we are in and all of a sudden their 'Best price' magically came down that same $30.00. *sigh* What a racket! Now I realize that they just make up their prices as they go along because 90% of the time, people will just accept the first quoted price and pay the money. Those are the people who keep those places in business- DON'T BE ONE OF THEM!`
Also- another biggie... when looking for prices ALWAYS tell them that you want a price OUT THE DOOR INSTALLED WITH TAX. That is another trick they use. 'Oh you want those put on your car too? You didn't say that!' Good Lord... some people's kids, I tell ya!
Anyways, moral of this story as with everything else on my blog- Don't ever pay full price for anything!
Have a great Monday!