Hurry and snag this RARE $1/2 Soda Coupon!!

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PRINTABLE COUPONS FOR SODA

You are going to want to hurry and snag this NEW $1/2 Sunkist Soda Ten & Ten Flavors Printable Coupon. As most of you know, these frequently go on sale for $1 each making them only $0.50 w/coupon. That is a stock up price for soda.

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Update on my Health!!

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MY FORGIVENESS AND ANXIETY JOURNEY

I am getting so many emails daily asking how I am doing that I am not able to answer all of them, but please know I have read them all and how much they mean to me.  For this reason, I wanted to update everyone on my health.  Last Monday I finally started taking the meds my physician suggested two weeks previously.  It takes about 2 weeks to start working and about 4-8 weeks before you receive full effects and to date, I am doing much better other than a few minor side effects.  I still have anxious moments, but not debilitating like they were the first two weeks.  God has shown me so much in these last 3-4 weeks that I am just completely humbled.  First, he has shown me that it is okay to say “no”.  That if I say “yes” to everything then I am really not glorifying God because I am so overcommitted that I am not truly present at events and other things that matter are lacking.  It has been hard for me to say “no” as one of my favorite things is teaching couponing classes, but God has very loudly spoken that that season is over.  I have the blog that teaches everyone how to save and in addition, I am the author of  “Extreme Couponing” a book that teaches the same things that was taught at my classes.  God is also showing me that relaxing is a good thing, LOL :-)  I have always (since I can remember) been go, go, go, but it is time to add some down time in there too and that is okay!!  I have also found a new love for Jamie (my husband) who I already thought I couldn’t love anymore, because I was already head over heels in love with him.  I have seen a side of him that I never seen before.  He has been gentle, tender, and when I was at my worst, he held me and let me cry and prayed  fervent prayers over me.  He has been a true rock for me.  He is a wonderful dad, a wonderful husband, and one of the most compassionate people that I know.  Each day he encourages me and reminds me how far I have come.  I am so blessed by him, my family, my friends, and all of YOU!!! I have found a new love for FORGIVENESS and just how critical it is in our lives. It is easy to say “But you don’t know what they did to me”, but we have to remember what we have done to Jesus!! What if he had conditions on what ones of our sins were forgiven. I am not saying forgiveness is easy, but I am saying as a Christian it is a MUST!!! Our Pastor preached on it Sunday and said if you have unforgiveness in your heart, don’t bother coming up and taking communion, because that is a prerequisite of being a Christian – FORGIVENESS!! I know that is hard to swallow, but it is TRUTH!!

Many of you have messaged me that you too struggle with anxiety.  I was not sure how to explain what was going on in my original post, but God told me to be transparent.  To continue to be me and if anyone was offended or chose to unfollow my page because of that, that  was okay.  If my story can help one person to seek help or know they are not alone and it is okay to take medicine, then it is all worth it.  God uses our trials, pain, and struggles so we can help others that are hurting and I sure hope I have encouraged some of you.  

I have been humbled by the LOVE of so many of you, my church family, our pastor, Pastor B from St. Lucas Church and the list goes on and on.  I have spent a few nights at my friend’s house in her basement, calling her in the middle of the night when I couldn’t sleep and she accepts me with open arms.  It is amazing to watch how God already knows what we need. I know I have 1000s of people praying for me and trust me, I feel them!!  I know this season I am in will bring Glory to God!  He has shown himself over and over again to me.  

I can also tell you that the essential oils have been a huge lifesaver for me too.  They have changed our lives.  We now have diffusers in each of our kids’ rooms that we use for 1 hour every night and they are all sleeping so much better.  They wake up in a much better mood and more rested.  If you want more information on the oils we are using, CLICK HERE to follow my Essential Oil Journey!!  As a matter of fact, one of my dear friends dropped some additional ones off to me last night to help me sleep :-)

Thanks again for letting me share my life with all of you :-) I Love you guys!!

GOD IS GOOD. . . ALL THE TIME!!




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Do you need an electrician In the Toledo and surrounding Area?!

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RECOMMENDATION FOR A GREAT ELECTRICAL COMPANY

Many of you will remember we recently had an electrical problem in our son’s bedroom upstairs. My uncle is an electrician but was in Florida so Jamie was trying to troubleshoot with him what the problem could possibly be. Originally, we had thought a circuit had tripped, but realized that was not at all what had happened and we had no power in that bedroom. We got to a point that we really did not know what to do until my Uncle Returned. I posted on FB all the stuff going on and Kim immediately messaged me that her husband owned a company and she was confident that he would be able to help us out. Jamie called them and they came out very quickly. The gentleman that came out was very professional and within 30 minutes had the problem fixed. One of our outlets had to much “slack” on the wiring and he shortened it and BAM – we had power again. Whenever we receive Great Customer Service I love to share with all of you. Word of mouth is the biggest way to spread the great word of businesses or the not so great services of a business. Jamie and I highly recommend this company and are positive you will be just as blessed by them as we were. The name of the company is Bayview Electric and Bayview General Contractors, meaning they do both residential and business electrical work. The phone number is 419-290-2772 and be sure to tell them what a great company they are. If you don’t need electrical work, but know someone that does, please be sure to spread they word. It is a Christian Company, so one all of us believers should be supporting! I know you will be just as pleased as our family was!!




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My Health Journey ~ Learning to Trust God Completely!

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What God is teaching me through this journey is “Hope” and “Peace”

I will start out and say this has been one of the hardest post to actually write, but I know God wants me to be completely transparent and so I will be obedient.  

About a month ago Jamie and I knew God was telling us we needed to make some changes in our life including the blog. We began spending more time in prayer asking God to reveal his vision for us. When we started I told Jamie, Satan is not going to be happy and will start attacking us in every avenue. Well, that has proven to be true and we thought we were ready for the battle.

Last Monday started out to be a stressful day, no school AGAIN, I needed to get my 365 Days of Kindness video completed, the City of Toledo’s Mayor had a cardiac arrest, our driveway had close to a foot of snow and Jamie had pulled his back out, and I found myself completely overwhelmed. As the day progressed we got things done and then sat down for dinner like usual. After dinner, I found myself becoming increasingly agitated. My heart started racing, I had a lump in my throat, I was having a hard time swallowing. I have had panic attacks in the past and I told Jamie I was having one. I tried to talk myself out of it and tell myself it was a panic attack, but my mind took over and it became full blown. I was convinced I was dying. I was convinced Jamie was going to have to call 911. Jamie and the kids watched me in complete and utter panic mode. I paced, I tried to lie down, but I could not calm myself down. Finally after 2 ½ hours I was able to fall asleep, but quickly awokened again, anxious. Anxious that it was going to happen again. I got about 2 hours of sleep that night and tried my best to look somewhat put together for the kids on Tuesday before they headed out to school. My stomach was sick. I made a doctor’s appointment and went in to see my doctor. I had not eaten the entire day as my anxiety level was so elevated. My doctor prescribed me a med for the anxiety, ordered blood work, and said to monitor my BP. I am also in the beginning of menopause so my cycles are not regular and my hormones are completely messed up, so just a number of things. This anxiety was completely debilitating; nothing I had ever experienced before. I have worked in the medical field my entire life and seen others have panic attacks, but I was convinced it wasn’t just a panic attack. This continued the entire week with the pacing and anxiety, and many trips to Speedway for a Gatorade. I was trying not to take the antianxiety medication so suffering BIG time. As it became dark each night the anxiety got worse as I knew everyone else was sleeping and I would be wide awake and alone again without Jamie or the kids, BUT that is where Proclaim FM came in. I had the radio on every night and listened to Charles Stanley and Tony Evans and one night in particular they kept saying “Be Still and Know that I am God”. I knew that was God speaking to my spirit and telling me to listen to him. So many things were starting to come to light, i.e. my work schedule, forgiveness, outreach, etc. When you are debilitated all you can do is listen.

By Saturday morning my anxiety was the worst EVER and I told Jamie we needed to go to the church to see our pastor. Upon arrival he was teaching a class (that we did not want to disturb) so we went in the sanctuary and I cried and cried and prayed and prayed. I told God “Please just reveal to me what you what me to see in this storm. Please help me to listen”. Our pastor came in and talked to us and prayed over us. [Read more...]




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Prayer Request!!

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Many of you may know I am dealing with some debilitating health issues right now. They began last Monday night and today I am reaching out to each of you that read the blog.  Today, I am asking you to please pray the below prayer over me as often as I cross your mind. My friend, Sara, sent it to me. My doctor’s appointment is at noon.   Please note you can include my name as below.   Love you guys and thanks so much!! 

Psalm 41:1-3
How blessed is he (Joni) who considers the helpless;
The Lord will deliver (her) him in a day of trouble.
The Lord will protect (Her) him and keep (Her) him alive,
And (s)he shall be called blessed upon the earth;
And do not give (Joni) him over to the desire of (Her) his enemies.
The Lord will sustain (Joni) him upon (Her) his sickbed;
In (Her) his illness, you restore (Joni) him to health.. . In Jesus name we pray . and all God’s people said AMEN!!

GOD IS GOOD . . . ALL THE TIME!!! There is power in prayer and I am believing for complete healing of my body today.   I know this is spiritual battle with the enemy, but the battle was already won by the blood of Jesus :-)  




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Superbowl Snack Ideas Under $14!!

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SUPERBOWL SNACK IDEAS UNDER $14 AT KROGER

I am not sure how many of you are into the Superbowl or just the party aspect of it, but however you celebrate, food and snacks are always a main theme.  I have put together a shopping scenario with Superbowl Snack Ideas for under $14. Everything pictured above, you can snag for ONLY $13.72. That is a pretty cheap party if you ask me :-) This shopping scenario is from Kroger or affiliates and is part of their mega event (buy 6 items, save $3 instantly). During a Kroger Mega Event, you can mix and match any participating items included in the event as well as purchase as many items in multiples of 6 to receive the $3 off.  I have put together step by step instructions below, so all you have to do is print the coupons and go shopping.  Just click the pink links and it will take you directly to the preclipped coupons. Now click the red “print coupons” in upper right-hand corner and you are ready to go shopping (make sure you don’t forget the coupons, LOL) . There are also 2 Kroger Catalinas that you will receive which are highlighted below.

NOTE: Catalinas are coupons that will print out after you pay that can be used towards purchases on your next shopping trip. 

Here’s what the deal looks like:

**KROGER CATALINAS**
DiGiorno Pizza- Lg – 1/5/15 – 2/6/15
Buy (2) = $1 OYNO
Buy (3) = $2 OYNO
Buy (4) – $3 OYNO

Farm Rich Snacks  - 1/10/15 – 2/6/15
Buy (2) = $3 OYNO
Buy (3) = $5 OYNO

Kroger Shopping Scenario

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Enter to win a $100 Gift Card!!

Sign up for FREE and be entered to win a $100 Zulily gift card BY CLICKING HERE  

  • Entries must be submitted by February 1st, 2015.
  • The winner will receive the $100 credit within their zulily account.
  • A random winner will be selected February 11th, 2015.

Not Familiar with Zulily? They are an online Boutique that specializes in high-quality products for moms, children, and babies.  They are a members only site and you do have to register, but it’s FREE to sign up and there are NO strings attached.  I am a member and LOVE IT!! 




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FREE Printable Valentine Cards for Friends!!

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FREE PRINTABLE VALENTINE CARDS FOR FRIENDS

Most kids love to pass out Valentine Cards to their classmates.  But as we all know, with multiple children it can get pretty pricey (unless you’re a frugal shopper and purchase the cards at the end of the season and store them your gift closet for next year).  For that reason, we decided to design our own Valentine Cards to print this year.   I personally love the baggie toppers.  I think they are SUPER cute and an easy way to include a treat.  Who doesn’t like goldfish and popcorn?! As most of you know, I love bright colors so it was fun to design these toppers and thought I would share them with you.  These make for very inexpensive Valentine cards for friends and a great alternative to the traditional store-bought cards.  

Below are the Valentine Cards to print.  You can print these free Valentine Day Cards by clicking the specific link for each.   Tell us which one is your favorite :-) 

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Click here for the Free Valentine Day Cards – You Are a Great Catch!

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Click here for the Free Valentine Day Cards – My Heart Pops For You!




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