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Money Saving Tips For Lent

Check out these tips that will save your benji’s from going bye bye during Lent. 

Stop expensive habits to save yourself some benji’s! For example cigarettes can be a huge money pit within a budget. Cut it out and save your lungs and or health!

Don’t buy anything you don’t need. Impulse buying can rack up a receipt quick. Get in and get out when it comes to shopping. Stick to your list and don’t wander around aimlessly “looking” around. If you look you will find. Also stay out of stores you know you are impulsive in.

Save your house from clutter and organize! Why not get organized?! It’s good for the mind and body. You’ve got time to do a big project; so take your time and enjoy it. Tackle room to room; and maintain the habit of organization. I’ve got great tips on my Pinterest board “Save The Mess and Organize” you can see here.

While on the topic of organization…..if you’r already organized like a pro or want to begin to organize; donate, sell, or toss items during this Lenten period. You can easily snag an opportunity to de clutter, give to people in need or make some benji’s back! 

Refrain from eating out. Just thinking of this bums me; but what makes me happy is the savings I’ll earn through the process! There are so many recipes available and cooking apps that there isn’t a reason that this money challenge can’t be done. My Pinterest board “Save Benji’s and Cook” has some great ideas! Check out my board here.

Be Aware of daily deals within your area. Groupon, Living Social, and Amazon Local are awesome!! Signup for their email blasts and check out the savings.

No purchases on credit card/s. It’s self explanatory and will reduce your debt. You know who you are if this challenge is for you.

Instead of movie theatre tickets rent from home. The movies can be a fifty dollar or more ordeal. It’s a season to go without the big screen. Pocket the benji’s and enjoy the payoff. 

Start a weekly budget meeting with yourself, partner, or family. Get on track, plan, and head towards savings. Keep up with your weekly meeting after the season is over with. This is a strong habit to stay consistent with.

What’s cool about the season of Lent is that it lasts just long enough to allow you time to either make or break a habit. So, seize the opportunity to start something beneficial for yourself and your journey of faith. 

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Wa Wa Water


**** Check out this AMAZING board in Pinterest with some kick ass infused water recipes!! Click here ****


**** Buzzfeed brings us another cool video on water tricks ****


**** Mama Ot shares some great ideas for a water sensory table. Check them out here ****


**** Amazing water charities can be found here.   Read more on the water straw from the Water is Life charity ****





**** WATER HUMOR ****

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Dear 16 Year Old Me

Don’t be afraid, be aware. Please watch here and share. #SaveYourHealth

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Rituals To Reach Your Potential

I am in love with the simplicity in these rituals!! Please read here to install these rituals into your life! I personally can’t wait to get these implemented. What are some rituals you’d like to share that help you reach your potential?

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Zip It, Lock It, and Put It In Your Pocket.

Adult bullies are an interesting species to me. Sometimes I wonder if they even know what they say can effect the person on the receiving end for weeks! I got made fun of a lot growing up. My legs were long and skinny, I had braces which came with a headgear, my hair had a mind of its own when I hit puberty, not to mention my boobs were not the biggest on campus. Mom’s thought due to my thinness I had an eating disorder or was on some kind of drugs, so some of them forbid their daughters to hang out with me. The guys would ask me if I stepped in an ant bed in reference to my chest. I received the nickname Simba (due to my hair) and Noodles (due to my legs). It wasn’t as fun as it could of been, if people would of excepted me for me, but kids are freaking mean, and it taught me to get tough. When college came along, people dug me. I had the occasional (from mostly females) “I thought you were a total bitch that’s why I never talked to you, but I’m so glad we became friends!” attitude. But those comments were few and far between. Other than that the bullying stopped. Then I had kids….2 kids actually, and the comments are popping back up. All concerning my weight. I’m 5’9 and I weigh in at 130. I’m healthy as a horse, workout, eat right, and live well. So why the bullying again? Whose business is it to question my weight, to guess my weight, or to wonder how I stay so skinny all out loud mind you. I’m over it. I’m done. I learned a new phrase from my 5 yr old that pertains to bullies of any age….zip it, lock it, and put it in your pocket. Can we not all just be nice?!?! Like when we were little little?! Instead of commenting against someone’s features, compliment them; and then ask yourself why am I driven to comment against this other person? When you can answer the question, do yourself a huge favor and work on YOUR issue. That’s why we pick on others. It’s because we’ve got something brewing inside that we haven’t dealt with. I even have this issue at times. Honing in on a feature that I find “annoying”. I can have a rough side to my personality, which some may find offensive, when I’m just trying to be comical. When anyone makes another feel uncomfortable in their own skin, thats a no dice feature that needs to be worked on. So, do the world a favor and deal with yourself first, and if you don’t want to deal with yourself….then zip it, lock it, and put it in your pocket.

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Operation Never Forgotten

Check this link out and see how you can support our troops

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BetterWorldBooks Makes Donating Old Books to Charity So Easy You Don’t Have to Leave the House



Link To BetterWorldBooks

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For Each Answer That You Get Right Free Rice Will Donate Rice To The World Food Programme

Use your noggin to donate food to the hungry!

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Snowflakes For Sandy Hook

Please Make A Snowflake And Send It To Sandy Hook Elementary! Such A Beautiful Cause!

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Homemade Christmas

These Ideas Are AWESOME!!!:


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