Double Giveaway – So Four Shop & Ad Space

Etsy Giveaway - Choose Joy

I'm super-excited to share this giveaway with you today.  Heather from the shop So Four on Etsy is graciously giving away three items from her awesome. shop.  Each of the items is shown in the picture above.  Kitchen Towel /  Journal / Wall Hanging - Door Tassel These pictures don't even do her creations justice.  They are very well done, happy, and encouraging.  I'm in love with the items in Heather's Etsy shop.  I have my eye on one of her throw pillows.  It's on my ever-growing wish list. Don't these towels look cute with my kitchen cabinets? I want to buy a dozen! I really love … [Read more...]

31 Days of ??? The Big Reveal

31 Days of Cheap Tricks

Do you know what's coming up in October? The famous 31 Days series hosted by the Nester. 31 Days of ???   Last year I wrote, with the help of several amazing women who were willing to share their stories, 31 Days of Living by Faith. I was hesitant to commit to such a big series, because I'm a fly by the seat of my pants blogger, but I found out that I loved having one topic to write about for an extended period of time. For the last few months I've been kicking around ideas for this October.  I'm a pretty good idea person, but the follow-through about kills me. If you're … [Read more...]

Custom Printing with Signazon

table at a craft fair

Because we've been small business owners for many years, my husband and I know the importance of getting our business name and phone number in front of as many people as possible. My husband is an electrician, at least that's one of the many hats he wears, and we've gone about advertising his services in a grass-roots style - bringing stacks of business cards to hardware stores, introducing the business to local builders, and hanging signs around town. Most of the time I go along on these business blitz campaigns, because it's a good excuse to go out to lunch with my electrician. One … [Read more...]

Happy Spending, Day 4 – 31 Days of Happy

2 Tubes Colgate Total Whitening Toothpaste & 2 Bottles Dawn Dishwashing Soap = .78 cents

Despite the fact that I like to shop, spending money doesn't always make me happy; however, I have found a way to be happy while spending money. I don't know anyone who is truly happy and in loads of debt.  Everyone I know who owes money on three credit cards, two bank loans, and their kid's piggy banks are fraught with worry and anxiety. We live in a world that tells us we need it and we need it now. We may need it, but if we don't have the money for it, we shouldn't buy it. Revolutionary idea, huh? In order to be happy about our spending and the purchases we make, we must … [Read more...]