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


  1. What a great story (in addition to you guys paying off your debt so quickly)!! God is REALLY blessing you!

  2. Thanks, Jessica for the encouragement!

  3. I'm a little late on this (but we HAVE already chatted about it)... but I wanted to let you know that I am so excited for you and proud of you!

    I am going to miss you having your own site, but I can totally understand from where you are coming.

    I will be praying for you guys!


  4. Thanks, Amy I appreciate your friendship and support so much!