Thursday, April 17, 2014

My Work At Home {New} Job Story


I haven't posted in a couple of weeks for two reasons:

1) I'm busy getting ready for a baby AND 2) I started a NEW job!



Yes, it was a bit crazy of me to jump out on a limb this late into my pregnancy. But, I knew working from home and having some extra cash on hand would be an answer to prayer. So, what did I do?

Signed up as a Jamberry Consultant!

The first two weeks were some of the hardest in my life. I cried a LOT. I worked a LOT. But, slowly orders started coming in, online parties were booked, and I was seeing money being deposited in my bank account.

A little over 6 weeks later, and it has quickly become a huge blessing in our life. About 90% of the work is done entirely online and that includes orders! The only time I have to leave the house is to mail samples or host an "in home" party.

Jamberry is still so new that the business is growing like wildfire. Not to mention women love pretty nails & shopping....so Jamberry is an excellent opportunity!

I've also met new friends, gained confidence, and learned a lot more about the importance of marketing.

If you are interested in starting your own venture with Jamberry, please feel free to e-mail me! I'd love to share more with you and point you in the right direction. The team I work with is awesome, supportive, and have tons of resources for new folks. :)

You can learn more by visiting my page regarding hosting OR you can e-mail me for details: mrssouthernbride@gmail.com

Monday, March 24, 2014

Free E-books: Pilgrims Progress, and more!

Right now, you can download the following books for free! However, keep in mind that the price could change at any moment!  Don't have a Nook? Read this article on how to make Nook format compatible for other reading purposes. NOTE: Prices can change at any time!




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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Target Shopping Trip: Fun finds!


Here's a few deals I scooped up last week at Target:

Digiornno Pizza:
2/$5 on Sale
Used $2/2 Target Coupon
Used $1/2 Manufacturer Coupon
Used 5% Off Carthweel App
Final Price: $5.60 for both

Tums Chewy:
3.84 on Sale
Used $1/1 Manufacturer Coupon
Final Price: 2.84

Suave Shampoo:
2.99 on Sale
$1.50 Manufacturer Coupon
$1.00 Target Coupon
Final Price: .49


Monday, March 17, 2014

How to Save and Stock Up On Your Children's Library


I've been collecting children's books for years! I love them and have a soft place in my heart for favorite authors. Throughout the years, I've been able to score deals on books for my personal selection. Here's a few tips for your own buying journey:

Shop Local Book Sales:

Book sales held at local churches, schools or libraries are often the best place to stock up on favorite titles. The prices are generally low, plus many of the books being sold are donated. Which means you have a greater chance at finding like new options!

Second Hand Stores:

While the prices may not be as cheap as local book sales, you can still find gems here and there! I've been able to score great deals for hard to find titles. Goodwill is my favorite thrift store to hunt up great children's books!

Garage Sales:

Another great way to stock up your book collection is garage sales. I personally love to visit neighborhood sales. That way, all the garage sales are in one location, and I have a better chance of finding great deals. It also helps to save on gas prices since you don't have as much driving to do.

Flea Market Booths:

There are many flea markets that host book sellers, and of course, many of them are children's book collectors! If you have a rare title in mind, this may be the way to go for you.

Make Books a Tradition:

Last, but not least, make books a tradition in your home.Come up with plan to buy a book for a reward system. For example, for every "A" that your child receives on their report card, hey get a new book. Or for every dentist appointment where they have no cavities, they get to pick out a book, etc.

Be sure to have lots of FUN while building your kids libraries. It will help instill a love for reading in their daily lives. 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Homemade Coffee Creamer!


There is nothing quite like my morning coffee. Especially when it consist of cream and a favorite flavoring. But, since I generally spend $2 to $3 a week on creamer, I thought I'd give homemade coffee creamer a try at a fraction of the cost. I've made flavored in the past, but I really love plain creamer. Here's the recipe I used:

1/2 Cup Whole Milk
1/4 Cup Water
4 Tablespoons Powered Milk
1 Teaspoon of Sweetener (of your choice)

In a saucepan, bring ingredients to a low boil, then remove from heat. Pour into a sturdy container and let it cool. Use for coffee, tea, etc. Enjoy!

Link Up: Thrifty Thursday |

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

2 Week Spring Cleaning Challenge


I absolutely LOVE to deep clean my house during the spring. It gives me a fresh start, and new opportunities to better organize my home, life and even my daily routines. This series will cover two weeks of deep cleaning, that way we don't feel obligated or bogged down to dedicate large chunks of time towards the challenge.

This week, we'll cover a few basics:

Give Your House A Walk Through

Our goal is to create a simple, clean and inspired home, correct? Ask yourself if each room communicates these ideas. What would you change if you could? Try to spend 5-10 minutes de-cluttering the room. Throw away old magazines, knickknacks and items that are never used.

Tackle The Junk Drawer or Junk Closet

We all have one. Whether it's a junk drawer filled with random items or a closet filled to the brim with things we don't need. Make this your priority this week! It's amazing what one simple overhaul can do for your home AND your soul.

Clean Out Personal Space

This is also a great time to clean out your purse, coupon binder, vehicles and personal drawers (or closets) in the bathroom. Organize, purge, and clean! You'll feel like a new person.

Clean Out The Pantry, Fridge and Freezer

Another big item that really helps with the overall feeling of your home is the kitchen. Tackle your pantry, fridge and freezer this weekend. That way your family is on hand to help haul away bags of unwanted items.

Link Up: One Project |

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

FREE BOOK Downloads: Kim Vogel Sawyer and more!

Right now, you can download the following books for free! However, keep in mind that the price could change at any moment!  Don't have a Nook? Read this article on how to make Nook format compatible for other reading purposes. NOTE: Prices can change at any time!


Download it here!


Download it here!


Download it here!