What I've been up to lately...

Last Saturday the ladies from Sisters Shopping on a Shoestring came to our church for a 2-hour (plus) Coupon Workshop.  We had about 50 ladies show up and the time was well worth it!  Click here and read what they said about the event! 

I've been thinking a lot about how God has been providing for me and my family.  There are times when I wonder how the bils get paid when I'm only working 10 hours a week (instead of the 40+ hours I used to work before Joshua was born).  I am SUPER blessed! 

So, why coupons?  I'm not sure if I love the thrill of a good bargain combined with savings I get from using coupons - which often times I am able to snatch goodies for free or almost to nothing.  OR, do I enjoy the process of clipping, organizing, and "collecting"?  My stash of coupons are slowly finding itself in my new coupon binder.  And I'm feeling better and better about it.  Seriously, though... I haven't figured out why I'm into this couponing deal.  I recently told a friend that this whole thing feels like a fun "game", while getting the things I need from the store.  "So, how much can I save today?"

That same weekend I finished a huge order of shirts I received from my brother-in-law.  My sister-in-law is having a family reunion and they've asked me to screenprint 60 shirts with their family name(s) and THIS on the back:
Families are like fudge...
Mostly sweet with a few

Haha... I thought it was so clever.  I wish I had taken some pictures of all the shirts I screenprinted!  It was so fun!  (By the way, I'll be more than glad to help anyone out with their tshirt needs... that was so fun and I would love to do that for you, too.  Just contact me or leave a comment for my rates)

So, between hosting the coupon workshop, working on 60 shirts, and caring for a very active 1 year old (who's walking, crawling, falling, climbing, etc...), I've been fervently praying for a few things:
- my younger brother was diagnosed with Type2 Diabetes on Monday
- a group from my church down in  Guatemala for the week
- a family who lost everything after a tragic fire - click here for ways to pray/help them financially (THANKS, Anita!  You're a true blessing!)

So, that's what I've been up to lately... And stay tuned... I'll be posting my summer reading updates. 

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  1. Sounds like you HAVE been busy!
    I go through spurts of heavy couponing, and I need to get back into it now that the kids are off of school and the garden is not harvesting yet because they eat A LOT! WOW!
    It is wonderful that you are blessing others with what you have learned!

  2. Wow, you've been busy busy!!! I guess we have to redeem the time. =)

    Thank the Lord for the generosity of so many in giving too and praying for this family. I can't wait to place a check in their hands from giver's around the globe...God is an awesome God!

    And...I have to say...I'm a little tad bit jealous that you've been privileged to hear James preaching in person! =) Sometimes he makes me laugh, other times I'm crying...God has gifted that man...and my 9 year old likes him too!