Well I am not quite an extreme couponer YET. But I am learning. I took the last three days researching sales, printing off coupons, and checking availability in stores and I got some fun deals.
Here are my purchases I am the most proud of today. My entire walgreens purchase was completely FREE (Didn’t even pay sales tax!)
This week has been so productive and plain FUN!! I had two days off to spend with my husband. I have had tons of time with friends [including a craft day today making fall and christmas decor] and lots of fun shopping finds. This is the week of free and sales for me. My heart is full.
So I thought I would share two of my favorite scores this week:
Shopping at Michaels:
Yesterday was an amazing sale day. With it being halloween ALL fall and halloween decor was 80% off at Michaels. I walked out with 5 bags totaling only $26!! If I were you, I would head over to your local Michaels and check it out!
I have been following Lara Casey for awhile. I was so excited when I won a free print of hers. [THIS ONE HERE] It now sits framed in our kitchen. Well I was reading through Lara’s website/blog and noticed one of her friends Emily Ley, who just so happens to have some incredible design talent and has a ton of FREE phone wallpapers. You better I believe I downloaded a couple of them right away. Go HERE to get yours! She has some other amazing freebies HERE too. Let her know I sent you if you download anything!
[P.S. Lara also has some AMAZING desktop/iphone/ipad wallpapers for free too!! Go HERE]
This weekend was INCREDIBLE. My mother in law and maid of honor did such an incredible job!!!
I cannot wait for my friends to start having babies so I can throw showers. They are sooo fun.
This week has been full of life, of love, of laughter, of joy.
But it has also been full of moments of “mom…I miss you”. Moments of “Mom, I wish you were here”.
My thoughts go to the day of the wedding, the dancing, the ceremony, the getting ready.
How my mom won’t be there to watch me get ready.
…How my mom won’t be there to dance with my dad.
……How I won’t have my mom to look at during the ceremony.
………..How I won’t have my mom to hug goodbye as I leave the wedding to become a married woman….
I think about sitting next to my dad while everyone is dancing and saying three simple words.
I miss her.
This is my reality. My mom is not here.
My life is full, so full.I am so beyond blessed with all that is in my life. So please do not think I write about her and my missing her wanting pity. It is so far from that.
I write because I miss her and because I will never forget her.
I write about her because her memory and her legacy will never be forgotten.
Her life was radiant.
I want my life to be that too.
So as I sit here and think about her love, her selflessness, and her devotion to the Lord and it stirs my heart to carry on her legacy.
i miss her.
The favorite day of my life was meeting Joe...This tall, young handsome man who smiled bigger than I knew possible. Eyes that twinkled like the sun. And those loose curls that covered his head that any girl would kill for. He had an excitement and zealousness about him that captivated me. He spoke His heart. He withheld nothing. He joined with heaven in all He did. He is one of those people that sees each person for the diamond that they are.
He passionately does life. Never half hearted, always the first to apologize. His eyes are kind, His heart; well I don’t know how it fits in His body it is bigger than anyones I know.
I thought I knew what would happen after I met this man. LIttle did I know just how perfectly God had created such a man for my heart. I know that the years to come I will continue to discover this.
Joseph James Rubeo I cannot wait to marry you.