Monday, September 23, 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Simply Amazing

Simply Amazing !!! Can you believe that Emily ran 108.8 miles in 22.5 hours - straight with only bathroom breaks every few hours. She has been blessed with an incredible talent and a HUGE heart. Love this girl !!! She is such an inspiration to so many. Those who meet her can't help but love her.
One thing that I have gained from this entire experience of watching Emily this weekend is that we have all been blessed with different talents. Emily has taken her talent that she has been blessed with and developed it to perfection and she is now using this talent to bless the lives of so many. She raised over $21,000 this weekend to help build schools for children in India.
This weekend has motivated me to look at the talents that I have been blessed with and think more about how I can develop them and share them. No I will probably never be a runner (I can almost see into the future and promise you this) but I know the Lord has blessed me with other abilities that I can share. Probably never to this extent, but if you can use a talent or skill that you have been given to bless the life of even one person, then it will have been worth it.
Thank you my friend for being such an amazing example to all of us.
Because of you I have been changed.

Read more about the building schools for children in India at

and  if you have not had the chance to donate you can still do so here

Say Love . . .

I love this song so much. Such an amazing reminder how important the words are that we choose to use. How just one small kind gesture can make such a difference in someone's life.
I received a note this week in the mail from a friend at church who took the time to share some kind words. What a difference it made in my entire week. We never know how something we do or say might impact some one or have the ability to turn their entire day around. So if you get an impression to send someone a note or share a kind word - DO IT. 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Go Emz . . . . . . .

This is my friend Emily and let me just tell you - she is AMAZING. 
No I am not a runner. But if anyone might one day inspire me to run it might be Emily.      For now how about I just start walking on a treadmill. That will be a good start. 
Emily LOVES her treadmill and so let me begin working on a relationship with mine.

Let me just tell you one thing, you will never meet a kinder, more gentle soul than this girl. She is AMAZING. Talk about going out and doing good in the world. 

She is heading to San Fransico today
Tonight at 8:00 pm she will begin her 24-hour treadmill run  to raise money and awareness for
 a non-profit organization that is building schools for children in India. 
She is going to run OVER 100 MILES - yes you read that right - OVER 100 MILES !!!!

Check out her donation page­nemz and if you are able please donate to this amazing cause. If you are unable to donate just take a moment and help raise awareness and share with others. 

Since we cannot travel to San Fransico to watch her and cheer her on. We will be streaming it live video stream via  http://www.ustream.t­v/channel/run-emz

Go Em Go !!! You. Freaking. Got. This.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The Light Will Come . . .

I love this thought from Elder Uchtdorf's talk from General Conference in April of 2013, 
What a wonderful reminder

Look at this darling coupon box cover . . .

Take a look at this fabulous box cover my friend Susan made for me. 
I was stuck with the dilema that my lid would not fit on my coupon box, and I could only imagine the nightmare of it tipping over and everything falling out. My original idea was just an elastic cover (you know kind of like a shower cap) because I don't sew, I thought this would be the easiest. I enlisted my friend Susan's help a a few hours later this was the result.
It is a quilted box cover made out of the cutest fabric !!!
It has a little elastic button loop so it stays secure. and it acts like a basket when it sits in the cart or when I am sorting coupons. 
I just love it so !!!
if you want one to just email Susan at

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Coupon Sense

I began using COUPON SENSE about 8 years ago when introduced to it by my sister in law. I had couponed since the time my kids were little, but Coupon Sense made it so much easier. 
Coupon Sense offers “a one stop shop” for coupons.
I immeidately began saving 50 to 70 percent on the average.
And as far as toiletries,I basically always got those for FREE.
Coupon Sense made it so easy, they provided me with a match-up list every week of the best deals and a weekly shopping list that sorts coupons from the newspapers.
I have a live COUPON COACH so if I ever  have any questions I can CALL, EMAIL or TEXT her and she get's back to me pretty quick.
Bascially coupon sense takes all the hard work out of shopping each week by telling me which coupon to use when and where.
About a year ago I began to think I was so smart that I did not need to pay $15 a month for this service. Let's just say my grocery budget was gone as I knew it. If I wanted to save money I would spend hours finding deals. And I bascially stopped couponing becuase it became too difficult.
Why try and re-invent the wheel. Coupon Sense is a one stop shop.
Don't take my word for it. Try it yourself. Guess what ?
You can even try it FREE for a month without any commitment.


Coupon Sense Rocks

Thursday, September 5, 2013

The most sacred and most challenging. . . .

“We must not pull away from our children. We must keep trying, keep reaching, keep praying, keep listening. We must keep them within the clasp of our arms.” –Jeffrey R. Holland

Parenthood is one of the most sacred responsibilities God has given, but it can also be one of the most challenging. Keep your children close, and make sure they always know their hearts are safe within the walls of your home.

I love my children with all my heart and will do everything I can to make sure they know it. 


You don't have to admit anything . . .


But you and I all know it is true (except I really don't watch TV) But I can text, eat and Pinterest . . . . Ba Ha Ha 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Liquid Gold . . .

So I have been having pain in my Achilles for some time (almost 2 years) and no matter what I do I have pain. I had a friend tell me about this Liquid CoQ10 awhile back. She swore that it helped to help her planter fasciitis. So I bought it (and believe me it was not a tiny splurge - it was a pretty penny and I got it at Costco) But I will tell you now I would consider it to be liquid gold. I am do not think it is any coincidence that the pain in my Achilles is beginning to subside. I have been taking it faithfully for about a week and the last couple of days I have not had any pain. So I would say it is worth any price.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Couponing Craziness . . . .

I'm obsessed with couponing!! - Extreme Couponing Tips 

I have been trying to increase my couponing knowledge and let me be the first to tell you there is so much info out there we should all be saving a ton of money. Check out all the new links on my left side bar under Saving Money.