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Monday, April 18, 2016

Have You Started Saving Money with Groupon Coupons?




If you're like me, then you might just live for your daily Groupon email. If you're not then you're missing out. But did you know that there is something even more amazing then just your regular Groupon deal. Saving money, getting a deal....a steal. It feels pretty good when I snag something for a good price. So how do you ask do I do this? All you have to do is just click on Groupon Coupon link and start exploring.

We all know that Groupon is a great place for products like cell-phone chargers, jewelry, concerts, special local events and even vacations. But if you can believe it, there is so much more. At Groupon Coupons you can search around for additional discounts at hundreds of retailers. There's not catch, no fee and no reason not to give it a try.

Where can I get coupons for? Here's some that I checked out today:

With Teacher Appreciation Day coming up, Wedding season and I know there's a few of you out there that shop for Christmas gift deals all year long, Groupon offers you the perfect opportunity to snag things a great prices. The craft addict in me was thrilled to see the JoAnn's deal! 20% off entire purchase....and I can either use it in the comfort of my own home or print it and use it in-store. Yes, IN-STORE!! Groupon Coupons isn't just for online use. How amazing is that?! That just might be my most favorite part of this. Many of the coupons can be used in-store.

Make sure you check out Groupon on facebook and twitter so you won't miss anything. And hustle on over to Groupon Coupon and get started on deal hunting.

this is a sponsored post, however all opinions and thoughts are my own.
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Monday, April 4, 2016

Dia&Co {My First Box}

When I first heard about getting a box of clothing, styled for you, delivered straight to your door I couldn't tell you how excited I was. I feel like I've reached a point in my life where I am almost 100% confident who I am. Contentment, which had a whole post of its own last week, plays a large roll in my current frame of mind. I'm trying to love my body for where it is right now. All the Paleo eating, P90X doing, shake drinking, 5K running in all the world couldn't give me what I really want. And that is contentment. I have goals for myself, but our life up until recently hasn't really been conducive to goal-setting. One thing I have decided to do is to invest in clothing that makes me feel good, that is made well and is nice. Don't get me wrong, deal shopping at Target and Old Navy are still high on my list; but having a few pieces of quality are something that is really important to me. Years and years of not wanting to buy myself something nice because I didn't feel like I deserved it; or maybe I should wait until....until I get into this size, lose this amount of weight or whatever the case may be.

My first attempt to do that was met with frustrations. I'm what you call "Plus Size," larger than a size 10. Plain and simple. I'm also curvy. This poses a problem, and I was met with a resounding "Sorry, we don't carry those sizes." Bummer man!! And then a friend of mine introduced me to the amazing Dia & Co. Everything that I was looking for. I filled out a profile, I connected my Pinterest and Instagram, told them I wanted to try new things, gain classic items and have fun. My stylist was so amazing and clearly delivered; sending me great pieces in the prices I wanted.



This top presented my biggest conundrum.  I loved it, but something about it wasn't quite right. I wanted to love it and to keep it, but I didn't LOOOVVEEE it. The idea of it I think was what I loved. The frilly, flowered part combined with something more traditional. I ended up sending this on back still unsure that I made the right decision.


This dress I was so flowy and soft; but the fit was slightly off. I'm curvy up top but I have small and narrow shoulders comparatively. It's always been an issue with certain clothes, this being one of them.


Both of these items were my top picks in my box. The pants were like butter and fit me so perfectly! I have, however, just literally bought a pair just like it and couldn't justify keeping it. The turquoise top was what I kept. It was feminine and flowy, without making me feel big. Perfection!!

I'm already anxiously awaiting my second box, and I can't believe I have to wait two more weeks! It's killing me!!!

If you are a "plus size" gal and interested in a service like this I'm completely recommend Dia & Co. For $20 you get a completely personalized, styled just for you box, and you get to put that $20 towards any piece of clothing. You get a great discount if you purchase everything in the box. Anytime you want to change what you get in your box you can.  Maybe you are trying to find a specific piece and decide you want just dresses sent to you. You can do that too!

click the link to check it out!!
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Friday, April 1, 2016

Contentment




This past Easter holiday was both a difficult one and an amazing one. It was a time of real reflection and dealing with emotions that I have been carrying and holding onto for awhile. Really, holding onto them since we moved here. Moving here was a big change for our family. We were not going to be within driving distance of our parents and siblings. At this location we would be primarily relying on created 'Framily' {friends+family\} through church, neighborhood or work/military life. We would have to quickly create this, and it wasn't something that I had really thought about. It didn't occur to me that I would have been so accustomed to being surrounded by large groups of people, that not having it would be as difficult as it has been. We have been so blessed with living in an amazing neighborhood, with amazing neighbors. But relying on them for every single holiday is ridiculous. I know this. 


Cheerfulness and contentment are great beautifers and are
famous preservers of youthful looks. ~ Charles Dickens

So, contentment. It's not as easy as you would think; and it takes some time to create those kinds of relationships. And frankly who has the patience for that? Well I should. Patience is a virtue, and a fruit of the spirit. My kids sing it at Awana every week. Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self-Control. I must have joy in my heart for simply being with my family. It is such a small amount of time and I remember the times of not celebrating Christmas with just our small family unit. I was glad to be with our families, but I remember that first time we did that. It was really great. We were able to have just our own traditions, just our own family, spending the time anyway we want. But, as the holidays go on, you realize that you don't want to be alone for every single one. I easily spiral down into a whole as I go through the holidays in my head - Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July........alone. We were never alone for a holiday. Surrogate family that also didn't have biological family around was always around. Friends gathered together for a big BBQ and Easter egg hunt. We had traditions - BBQ, parades, fireworks or whatever the tradition would be.

Now my life is different and it's not acceptance I seek. Contentment is the name of the game I think. And I think that is really the true route to happiness. Matthew 6:25-26 says, "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns; and yet their heavenly father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?"



I love this printable from LDS Printables. And Nikki over there, has so many many good ones. I have  running list of ones that I think I should put all over my house. Daily, visual reminders are important sometimes, especially for me. This might be the year, I realize that it's already April, but that doesn't mean that its not too late to start right? I love this post from Living Well, Spending Less about ways to find contentment. And we must always be in pursuit of it. And Corinna, over at A Designer at Home made it her word of the year!!!

It's never too late for a word of the year!





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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Southern Fried Blues: The Officer's Ex-Wives Club Series {Author - Jamie Farrell} #RhesBookshelf

I'm a succor for anything Southern or Military related. It's true I'm afraid. My mama raised me on sweet tea and slaw dogs, where the four food groups include meat, mash potatoes, green beans and that beautifully sweet brown drink. It's a sensibility. And whether or not I actually ever spent a day of my life living in the South, or the fact that most would argue against calling West Virginia the "South". I still view myself as such. So I snatched up a copy of Southern Fried Blues by Jamie Farrell with great excitement!! I wasn't disappointed. Southern Fried Blues is every bit as Southern as I hoped.


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A Yankee Lady Stuck in the South
Divorced wasn’t a label Anna Martin ever wanted. Now she’s a thousand miles from home, underemployed, and lonely, but she’s squeezing this lemon life gave her and turning it into lemon meringue pie. Never again will she let any man—especially another military man—get in the way of her career.

A Southern Gentleman Military Officer
Jackson Davis believes in family, football, and Uncle Sam. He treats ladies right, takes his uniform seriously, and he loves his dog, but he doesn’t reckon he’s built for true love. After all, if a man good as his daddy couldn’t do it right, what chance does Jackson have?

One Undeniable Attraction
These two vulnerable souls are as different as cornbread and ketchup, but they fit together like sweet butter on hot biscuits. Short-term, they’re exactly what the other needs. But when their hearts get involved, they’re both gonna end up with a big ol’ case of Southern Fried Blues.

Review

Truthfully I started reading this book wanting to wring my hands right off my arms. The main character almost made me want to go insane! That may sound like I'm about to tell you to not even bother with reading it, but in fact its quite the opposite. I promise. So, the main character is a little quirky, and I might have spent a good portion of the book wondering why the most handsome man that I've never seen {Jackson} would be interested in our heroine. But never fear, it will all become clear. There's something about the two of them that just works. And the romance loving, book nerd, milspouse in me was pleased, just as much as someone who would love to have a heroine 
who doesn't need a man and accomplishes things on her own without giving anything up. How its possible that Jamie combined those two things with perfection is amazing. Although my most favorite part about this book {caution, slight spoiler} was the fact that Jackson didn't get out of the military. I'm pretty sure that this is the first military-connected novel that I have EVER EVER read where the service member didn't retire, find a way to leave early, or was injured and simply recovering before a medical retirement. Never ever! It's crazy, but sometimes I feel like that the book world is trying to tell me that somehow I can't find happiness as a currently serving military spouse. But not this book. I couldn't tell you how thrilled I was when I figured out that this was going to be the case! This book endeared itself to me simply on this fact alone. And Jackson, oh Jackson...probably one of my favorite military heroes in a novel...probably a close tie with CWO Miles Mikowski from Geri Krotow's Whidbey Island Series.  I love love love this book so much, and I'm so in love with this series. I really hope to see a few more books in it soon. Southern Fried Blues is a book that I will read over and over again, as long as this world has sweet tea and southern hospitality in it. Go now! You can thank me later.

**this book is a Romance novel, and does contain adult content; however it is done in a very Southern and classy way**

five out of five stars








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