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I’m getting a morning makeover!

Can I just tell you friends that I am in desperate need for a morning makeover! I feel like every morning I’m waking up frazzled and behind. To be honest, I think the word “behind” accurately describes my life right now. I’ve been wanting to make a change in my schedule, but frankly haven’t the energy to figure it out, and really I’ve been in desperate need of some serious hand holding. Anybody else feel the same way? Well, it’s funny how God works, and brings just what you need when you need it.

I think it’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Crystal Paine from, I may even go as far as to say I have a teeny, tiny mom crush on her. I discovered her website when Emma, now 6, was just a few months old and I was a new stay at home mom trying to make my husbands income stretch. I have learned so much from her about making your dollar stretch, reducing my expenses, making time for me, and so very much more! One of the many things Crystal is very disciplined at is time management, and starting her day with a plan. She has created a 14 day online course called Make Over Your Morning to help those of us who constantly feel rushed, stressed and behind (before we even get out of bed) to take charge of our mornings and start waking up with anticipation and not dread. This is exactly the hand holding I’ve needed!

I have had the privilege of reviewing the course ahead of time so I can share it with you, and let me tell you it is awesome! It’s short, and manageable. I was so excited to see that it’s only 2 weeks long. I don’t know about you, but when something is 30 days, my immediate thought is “ya, I’m totally going to fizzle out half way through.” But 2 weeks, I can totally do that.

Each day includes a short video (5 min max), a short chapter (5 min), and a project, or homework (5 min), so in total, you’ll spend 15 minutes a day making over and breathing life into your morning! Friends, I can’t tell how life changing this can be for you.

The exciting news is Crystal is celebrating the launch of her new Make Over Your Morning course by offering a flash sale tomorrow, June 2nd!

Here’s the Crazy-Can’t-Miss-Low-Low-Low Launch Sale Prices:

12 a.m. to 7 a.m. ET on June 2, 2015-Just $5!!! (what-what!)

7 a.m. to 12 p.m. – just $7!

12 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Only $10!

5 p.m. to 12 a.m. – Only $13!

June 3rd the price will go back up to $16.99 so get in on this awesome sale and make a change not just for you, but for your whole family! If you’re as exhausted as I am, you need a morning makeover as much as I do!


*This post contains affiliate links. I recieved a free copy of the course for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

March Madness Terrell Style-Update #1

Well it’s a little over half way through our March Madness Terrell Style challenge, and I’m sure you are all dying to know how we’re doing!

Well here it is straight folks. We made a couple of modifications, and got a little confused on the numbers a couple of times, and we skipped one day because we didn’t remember until midnight and were just too tired, but we are still going strong! I figured there are 31 days in March and technically it’s a 30 day challenge so we’re still good.

To recap, we started a 30 day push-up and sit-up challenge March 1st. Really I’m the one who wanted to do it to help kick myself in gear, and my husband lovingly agreed to do it with me to help me with accountability. I also am trying to drink 8-8oz glasses of water every day.

Here’s where we modified a little. I started out doing guy push-ups because my personal goal is to be able to do full on guy push-ups. I’ve switched to doing a combination of guy and girl push-ups. Basically I do guy push-ups until I can’t do any more and then I switch to girl ones. I get a sharp stabbing pain in my right rib cage after a few guy push-ups, so I’m hoping by just doing any kind of push-ups it will strengthen my upper body and eventually alleviate that.

As far as the sit-ups go, we’ve switched to crunches. To be fair, this is what my husband wanted to do from the start, and is actually what is on the chart. I wanted to do full on sit-ups because I’m crazy like that. We’ll save that for another time, when we’ve been doing this for a while and aren’t starting from ground zero!

And as far as the water drinking goes, I think I’ve been doing pretty good. I’ve been a little lazy the last few days keeping track, and yesterday was a big dud in the water drinking department, but for the most part I’ve done pretty good!

And there you have it folks. We have 11 days left in our March Madness challenge, and I think we are going to end strong!

How are you doing? What did you challenge yourself to do this month?

Super Saver Saturday-Great Deals at Bag ‘n’ Save!

   Attention Shoppers!! What a great trip we had to Bag ‘n’ Save this week. Because next week is a holiday week all the stores are running their ads through Thursday the 24th instead of Tuesday the 22nd so you have extra time to score some great deals. Most of the sales this week were rather ho hum, but for some reason Bag ‘n’ Save decided to throw in a couple of biggies. Joel and I were out on a mini date/shopping trip and swung in so I could use the in-store coupon. I usually price match to this store since is out of my way, but since we were in the area and they had such a sweet store Q I stopped in. I just want to say that I love shopping with my hubby, especially when I am 7 months pregnant!

Here’s the breakdown of what I/we scored:

7 Kraft Cheese Shredded $1.30 each – $1/3 in-store Q – $1/2 MQ = $0.47 each = $3.29

11 Kraft Cheese Block $1.30 each – $1/3 in-store Q – $1/2 MQ = $0.47 each = $5.17

12 Stove Top Stuffing $0.89 each = $10.68

3 Bags Kraft Marshmallows $0.88 each = $2.64

4 Dz Eggs $0.87 each – BOGO Free Q (This was IP from awhile back put out by some egg coalition or something. It’s no longer available)

Total before Coupons: $39.33

Total After Store and MQ’s: $23.72

I only actually paid $21 and change (I don’t have the receipt with me). The best that I can figure is that she entered the egg coupons wrong, because if you take out the eggs completely the total is about right. The only thing that would have made this even better is if I had put two and two together and realized since we were taking Joel’s car my grocery bags were not in the trunk like they are in my car. Bag ‘n’ Save gives $0.05 per bag so with the three bags needed I would have save an additional $0.15!

Also, they have Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers on sale for $0.69 a bag, a great deal in and of itself, but what makes it sweeter is that in last Sunday’s coupons there is a $0.40/1 MQ making it just $0.29 per bag! I will be price matching this at Wal-Mart on Sunday when I go to finish my shopping while hubby watches the kiddo!

 Did you get any great deals this week? Feel free to share!

New Kellogg’s Coupons

logo       I just got an email today from Kelloggs with a link to they’re snackpicks site where you can print off some great coupons. Pair several of them with the mega sale at Bakers and you’re looking at some great deals! Just go here and click on my account at the top it will take you to a page where you can log in or create a new account. Once you have created an account click on coupons at the top and it will redirect you to the printing page. You should be able to print off two of each.

Here is a of the coupons:


Keebler Club Snack Sticks $1/2

Keebler Graham Cracker Snack Bites $.75/1

Keebler Fudge Shoppe Cookies $1/2

Murray Sugar Free Cookies $.55/1

Kellogg’s Club Crackers $1/2

Kellogg’s Cinnabon Bars $1/1

Cheez-it Baked Snack Crackers select varieties $.75/1

Keebler Sandwich Crackers $.75/1

Nutri-Grain Bars $1/2

Cheez-it Whole Grain Baked Crackers $.75/1

Joslyn’s Jazz on the Green

   If you have never been to Jazz on the Green then this is the year to start. It is a free event (suggested donation of $2) on the lawn of the Joslyn Art Museum. Its great for a picnic and to hang out and listen to great music with friends and family. It is every Thursday now through August 13. You can start arriving at 5pm to find a place to plant yourself and the concert will begin at 7pm. Also the museum will be open from 5-8 with free admission.

July 16-The Shay Estes Quintet

July 23-Marcos & Sabor

July 30-Ida McBeth & Friends

August 6-Ressurected Swing Band

August 13-25 Anniversary All-Stars


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