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Cyber Monday Deals

First I must apologize for the lack of posts recently. I was arranging a surprise birthday party for my dear hubby and when you add that with Thanksgiving, you get one very busy girl.  But, today I’ve got some great Cyber Monday deals to share with you that you don’t want to miss!

ThinkFun is offering 33% off your ENTIRE order – one day only!

Grocery University one-day sale

Grocery University has a great sale today! We LOVED this program and even as a very experienced couponer, we learned lots of tips and tricks through this wonderful series. Normally priced at almost $25 for the download, it’s on sale until 6am MT for only $5! After that, the price will go up by $1 an hr until it reaches $9 and then will be that price until midnight.  Here’s the schedule:

**All times are Mountain Standard Time**
12 AM – 6 AM: price is $5 (savings of 80%)
6 AM – 7 AM: price is $6 (savings of 76%)
7 AM – 8 AM: price is $7 (savings of 72%)
8 AM – 9 AM: price is $8 (savings of 68%)
9 AM – midnight (or sometime the next morning): price is $9.00 (savings of 64%)

Amazon is offering $120 off of the new Kindle DX for today only so you can get this beautiful baby for only $259 with FREE shipping. The DX includes free 3G wireless: No monthly payments, no annual contracts. Download books anywhere, anytime.

Amazon is also beginning their Cyber Monday Week of Deals with new deals each day as well as lightning deals available. Check it out for some amazing deals!

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You and Your Blog

My friend Rachel at Finding Joy had a great idea about taking a picture of yourself with your blog. So often, we moms are never in the photos and very rarely take the time to take a picture of ourselves doing something that we enjoy! Although I will say that bloggers do seem to have more photos available than the average bear :) Even if you’re not a blogger, Rachel recommends having someone take a picture of you doing what you enjoy – whether that be knitting or cooking or whatever – so that you have a record of this season of your life.

Without further ado, here is me and my blog.

I’m linking this up to You and Your Blog.  Get Hopping and take a picture of your and your blog and link up!

you & your blog at finding joy

Curing a Spending Problem through Accountability

We’re gonna get real REAL today.  As my friend, Sister Lisa, is adament about, it’s necessary to be honest about who you are.

I have a problem with spending money.  It tends to run through my fingers just like water – and sometimes it is on actual things, but more often than not it’s on restaurants (and truthfully, it’s mostly fast food.)  I’m not sure why I have such a problem is this area, but if I leave the house I want to go through a drive through – plain and simple regardless of whether or not I am hungry or it’s necessary.

Later, when I’m trying to figure out where all the money went, I realize how quickly it adds up – and, yet the very next day I will think “$1, $2, $3 isn’t that big a deal – that’s not going to make any difference.” And, then a week later, I am right back where I was!  I’ve prayed about this issue – oh, how I’ve prayed, but it still always comes down to me thinking that that little bit doesn’t matter.

So, in an effort to try to make myself remain accountable, I decided to put how much I spend each day on the calendar – and, possibly even more important, to list exactly where I spent said money.  But, then as I was about to start, I stopped in mid air thinking but I don’t want Moon Doggy to see this! If he sees it, then I really can’t do it – HE WILL KNOW! I suppose that I could choose not to put the information up there, but then it is more like intentionally choosing to lie.  It’s completely different if I just don’t volunteer the information than to choose to hide it.

This is why I think all of the gurus out there recommend having an accountability partner when you are trying to make a change – because it really is a game changer.  The idea that I can’t hide it anymore and it’s not up to me to keep myself in line – it really did give me pause.

But, I did put that information up there – granted I can still choose not to write it on the calendar – but, hopefully I will and just that little bit of shame – of knowing that I will have to share my behavior publicly – will keep me from making that all too common trip through the drive through lane.