Staples 5 Ream of Paper only $0.20 each!

Time to stock up on reams of paper! This week Staples has a great deal on paper but the coupon makes it even better. How about $0.20 a ream! That is how much it cost after your Staples Rebate. I LOVE Staples Rebates because they are so easy. 

Deal Breakdown

Buy Staples 5 Ream  $30.99  Ends 1/14/17

Use printable coupon  -$6.99
Pay: $24
Submit for your Easy Rebate. -$23
Total Price $1.00 for all 5 reams!

FREE Baby Carrier ($40 Value)

Seven Slings is offering a great deal a free baby carrier (a $48 value). All you have to do is go to the website and pick out the Sling of your choice and use Coupon Code “ENBABY”.  This promo code will take 100% off of the baby carrier purchase and all you are required to pay are the shipping fees ($11.95).

How the Total Money Makeover Changed Our Lives!

It feels like yesterday but this journey started 9 years ago last April. I was pregnant with munchkin #2 and we finally got the van I had been saving and saving for. We had $6100 to put down on that van, which took us 2 years to save, not bad right? I was so happy to get that van because the one stroller didn't fit in my Ford Escort, I knew that a double stroller was not going to work.
Our payments were lots for us, (about twice as much as my last car loan) but we were going to make it work. We had a 5 year loan at $491.91 per month. I don't think I will ever forget that amount. About 2 weeks after we purchased the van our church handed out a book called "The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness". I read the book and knew I want to become financially free. In the book Dave talks about car loans, he says that if you cannot pay the car loan in 18 months you can't afford that car.  How do say this.... I was SO MAD! "Are you kidding me ,Dave, do you know how long it took for me to save for this van!!!" I decided then that we were going to follow the baby steps of the Total Money Makeover and get ALL of our debt paid off and start saving for Financial FREEDOM!

We did everything that book said, we put a "name to all of our money". We knew where every penny is going. We took this money makeover head on.
Every extra dime we had went to pay off the van, if I used a coupon, then the value of the coupon went to toward that van. If my husband worked extra hours, it went toward that van.
With the "gazelle intensity" we were able to pay off that van ($29,000) in 12 months, on one income. Did you read that right? YEP 12 months $29,000 and that van is MINE!!!!  I am hooked. I can't tell you the happiness we feel every month now that we don't have a car loan.  I know that this works and we are now on a CASH ONLY budget. We are not using Credit Cards or Debit Cards.

At this point in our lives we only have the mortgage as our debt. I want to have that paid off and be truly financially free! (I mean really.... can you imagine having NO MORTGAGE?    I can't wait)

Join me as we save money everywhere we can to be completely DEBT FREE!
What are your financial goals for 2017?

Save 25% on Everything at

I have gotten in the bad habit of keeping all my pictures on my phone. Maybe it's because it's convenient or something but let's face it, phones crash, get stolen or just break and then all those memories are gone (if you don't back it up). This year I am really working hard to printing out our pictures and recording the memories that we are creating as a family. 

Right now, and right now you can save 25% off everything and enjoy 25% off Super Rush shipping by using the code HURRY25 at checkout. There is no minimum purchase required for this promotion. Shipping offer applies to non-sample orders shipped to a location within the 48 contiguous United States.

Be sure to head over to and use coupon code HURRY25 at checkout. Hurry offer ends on 1/10/17. 

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Debt Free Planning: 52 week challenge

It's that time of year again.
Our main goal is to be Debt FREE and that not only means for Christmas but for every aspect of our lives. Being Debt Free is a HUGE goal and takes some planning in our lives.
I know that this 52 Challenge is all over the internet and hard to pin point who actually came up with it first but I thought that my readers would like to join me in planning for Christmas 2015.

This 52 week challenge is pretty simple, you save the dollar amount that corresponds with that week. So the week of Jan 1st you save $1,
the week of Jan 7th you deposit $2 and so on,
by the end of the year you will have $1378 in cash for anything you choose.

You can also do this challenge backwards where you save the $52 on Jan 1st and take away $1 every week. 
I like things more uniformed so I think for me I like the 52 Week Challenge EVEN plan. I will just deposit $27 in my envelope every week and by the time Christmas comes I will have $1404. 

This challenge and everything else is 100% up to you. You don't have to use these particular plan or if you feel you need more or less money at the end of the year change your weekly deposits. This is totally up to you and your families needs.

Click on any of the forms above to the printable version.

Instant Pot 7 in 1 only $79

Did you miss the Instant Pot 6 in 1 deal or even the Instant Pot 7 in 1? I bought this 7 in 1 Instant Pot on Prime Day and I am so glad I did. I have made the best hard boiled eggs. Don't judge I usually make them and then can't get those crazy shells off. UGH! Did you know that you can also cook FROZEN Chicken and rice in 25 minutes? You can in this awesome machine and let's face it, if I can figure out how to use it anyone can.
Right now you can grab either the 7 in 1 Instant Pot or 6 in 1 Instant Pot for only $79 each. That is a great price and worth checking out. The best part is that they are both on Amazon Prime and you can get it here before Christmas! 

This one machine is totally replacing my crockpot and rice cooker. Right there is enough to make me happy. I have a really small house and if I can have one machine to do multiple things it's a win/win situation and helps me with my kitchen cabinet issue. (Yes, it's an issue).

Instant Pot is a smart Electric Pressure Cooker designed by Canadians aiming to be Safe, Convenient and Dependable. It speeds up cooking by 2~6 times using up to 70% less energy and, above all, produces nutritious healthy food in a convenient and consistent fashion.