Monday, July 26, 2010

An Unexpected Opportunity!

I know things have been quiet around here for the past few weeks, so I would love to update you on our life and the future of Simple Savings Mom.  I began Simple Savings Mom last fall as an outlet to share about how couponing was significantly changing our finances.  Little did I know what I was getting myself into.  I quickly became aware of the fact that I had a lot to learn about blogging.  In the late fall, I came across information about The Savvy Blogging Dinner and I knew that was where I needed to be!  Needless to say, it was a night to remember!  To get a picture of the events from that night I wanted to share this Savvy Blogging video.

One of the hosts from that evening was Andrea Deckard from MommySnacks.  Andrea and I did not connect however, until a couple of months later concerning a guest post opportunity about debt reduction and couponing.  I had already been tracking our debt reduction story here on Simple Savings Mom since last December.  The posts have ended up being a series on MommySnacks, you can read Part 1: Broken Beginnings and Part 2: Trying To Fix What Was Broken.  The final post will be published very soon!  As we coordinated over the guest posts, we discussed the possibility of me assisting her with MommySnacks and the growing needs she had.  I was amazed and thrilled at this unexpected opportunity to work with such an experienced blogger and professional in our field!

BJ and I prayed over the opportunity and decided it would be a great decision for our family.   As we discussed the implications of this endeavour, it became very clear that I could not partner with Andrea and keep up Simple Savings Mom too.  For about a month now, I have been getting my feet wet at MommySnacks and enjoying every minute of it!  I have learned so much after being there for only a month, and I am still able to do what I really enjoy, sharing couponing with others.  I have realized that by working with Andrea, I am able to offer both my "real-life" friends and my virtual friends more resources than I ever would have been able to do alone.

Andrea has been a joy to work with and I believe that the Lord has brought our partnership together!  I appreciate her warmth and transparency with her readers as well as her passion to help families save money.  I would love to have you join us at MommySnacks as we continue to share about how to save money on our everday needs.  Thank you for reading Simple Savings Mom, it really has been fun and I know the fun will continue at MommySnacks.

I wanted to end by highlighting some of the helpful resources that you will find at MommySnacks.  The MommySnacks Coupon Database will be particularly helpful if you desire to do your own personal coupon matchups.  You will also find weekly postings for grocery, retail, and drugstores under Snack Summary.  Another fun feature is a Free Stuff database where you can find over 100+ freebies.  There are also tons of articles on frugal living, couponing, getting deals, and so much more! I know you will enjoy MommySnacks as much as I have.

 I look forward to you joining us!

Photo Credit: Wonderlane

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Financial Goals: Mid-June Update

I wanted to give you a little update on where we are in our goal to pay off our debt by January of 2011!  As of today we have currently paid off 84% of our debt.  That means we only have 16% of our debt left to pay off!  We are now trying to make our last payment to pay off our credit card in September.  We are super excited and looking forward to our goal being met!

How about you, is there some financial goal your family is shooting for? I would love to hear about it!

Photo Credit: GlacierTim

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Sunday Coupon Preview 6/20

There will be 2 inserts in this week's paper, 1 Smart Source and 1 Red Plum.   I wanted to share a few highlights from each:

Smart Source
$.50/1 Huggies wipes (64 ct.+)
$1.50/1 Huggies diapers
$1/1 Nexcare product
$.50/1 Yoplait Delights Multipacks
$.50/1 Yoplait Fiber One Multipacks
$.50/1 Yoplait Yoplus 4 pack

Red Plum
$2/1 Pampers Cruisers
$2/1 Pampers Swaddlers
$1/2 Kellogg's Frozen Products

It seems like this is the week for more diaper coupons!  The Yoplait coupons are usually a great coupon to have if your grocery store doubles.  These seem to be constantly on sale at one grocery store or another! Also, remember that your coupons may vary per region.

To see even more coupons in this upcoming paper, head over to Sunday Coupon Preview to check them out!

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Our Journey to Financial Freedom: Part 2

Today, I am sharing the second part of our journey to financial freedom at Mommy Snacks.  I hope you check out the first part of our story from last week as well.  My desire is that others would be encouraged by our story as they deal with personal debt and gaining freedom from it.

 I hope you have a great day and enjoy reading.

Photo Credit: lrargerich

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Jamba Juice Superfruit Smoothies Only $1(Wed. 6/16)

Tomorrow Jamba Juice is offering up their Superfruit Smoothies for only $1!  Doesn't that sound yummy! Also you can find the closest store to you.

Thanks, Deal Seeking Mom

Gymboree 70% off Sale!

Gymboree is currently hosting their Big Red Balloon Semi-Annual sale where they are offering 70% off of select items!  They are also offering $5 flat rate shipping on all orders!  I checked out the sale and there are some adorable things up for grabs!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Old Navy:$2 Tank Tops

Tomorrow Old Navy is offering tank tops for only $2!  What a great deal!  I would suggest going early before they are all sold out!  Most stores will be open tomorrow at 7 a.m., but check to make sure your local store will be open that early.