3 Things I Am LOVING Lately: September 28th

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Fall arrived to Indiana this week. As I write it is currently pouring rain outside. I am not sure if I am really excited about it. I love the beauty of the leaves changing color this time of year–but I don’t like the drop in temperature. It seems like the older I get the more and more by body desires 70 plus degrees.

my-wieght-training

First Thing I am LOVING Lately…

A new weight lifting routine.

I took a few strength classes mid summer but they really didn’t fit well with my schedule so last week I took the plunge and started this three day a week dumbbell routine in my living room.

I have had to adapt it a bit since I don’t have a weight bench but it wasn’t hard–I just use a chair or the floor instead. I picked a routine I could easily do without a video or extra equipment so that I can do it while we are on our big RV trip.

I was surprised to figure out that I needed to go up to 10 pound dumbbells already. A lifting routine is so different than a cardio/strength  combo routine –you can lift heavier weights.

 

inspire-bible

Second Thing I am LOVING Lately…

My coloring bible from Tyndale Rewards.

A few weeks ago Tyndale Rewards offered the Inspire bible for 250 points. Considering retail cost of the bible is over $30 I was thrilled. I was even more thrilled when the following week Tyndale Rewards offered the Inspire:Psalms for just 100 points.

I don’t know if these will be offered again but you might want to sign up for Tyndale Rewards. It isn’t hard to earn up to 100 points when you first open your account and it is fairly simple to earn enough points per month for a book. One way to earn each month is to  write reviews on Amazon and submit the link to Tyndale Rewards to receive points (you can earn 50 points a month that way).

Another simple thing to do is share your referral link to your friends on Facebook or Twitter  and share the URL to your share with Tyndale Rewards (you can earn 50 points a month that way).  Those actions right there will have you earning 100 points a month which is enough for most of their book selections.

truck-canopy

Third Thing I am LOVING Lately…

An errand turns into a date day.

After we got home from our test run week of camping this summer,  we made up a list of supplies that we figure would come in handy for our 5 month RV trip.

On that list was a truck canopy (topper) . We really hoped we could save money by purchasing a secondhand one. After 2 months of searching for either a red or black (matches truck trim at least) topper to fit my husband’s 2008 GMC Sierra with crew cab and short box we found one.

It was a good 2 1/2 hours drive to where the owner of the topper lived, but the low price made it more than worth the 5 hours of driving. We decided to make an errand date day out of it. We stopped at a locally owned breakfast diner on the way there and did a bit of shopping on the way home.

Most importantly we did a lot of talking.

What has been a highlight in your past week ? Share it with me in the comments below.

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3 Things I am LOVING Lately: September 14

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So there is a reason this post is going up late today–I forgot it was Wednesday already. I blame it on my redhead runner. She had a day off work yesterday so we ran later than we normally do on weekday mornings and it threw me for a loop. Yep I am tossing the redhead runner under the bus–sadly it isn’t the first time.

my-september-box

First thing I am LOVING Lately…

My giveaway box for the month is already full.

I am so excited about how quickly I have been able to fill my September giveaway box! You might have already seen me share it in my Facebook decluttering group or on the Snail Pace Transformations Facebook page. I just can’t keep myself from sharing it all over the place.

Why! Because guys I am suddenly finding it a lot easier to toss, toss and toss. I have been reading The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own and I don’t know why, but something about the advice of the author just clicked with me. I have read dozens of books on decluttering and minimalist living and came away with 1000’s of great ideas and put very few of them to work. But this book is like having a friend hold your hand and say, hey lets deal with this for good shall we. It is more counsel and less drill sergeant. 

new-coloring-book

Second Thing I am LOVING Lately…

A new coloring book

I have had some referral credit to spend at Educents  (an educational daily deal site) for quite a while. We haven’t really needed anything for  our homeschool lately so I was waiting for a good craft supply deal to come up. The other weekend I got an email from Educents that announced they had adult coloring books on sale. I snatched the one in the photo up and plan to bring it along on our BIG trip.

Oh and it looks like Educents is  offering free shipping today with the code PUMPKINSPICE16. Check it out here…

paper-shredder

Third Thing I am LOVING Lately…

Our paper shredder.

I bought our paper shredder over a year ago and yet did not even get it out of the box until the beginning of September.

Yet another thing that I am regretting putting off using. Since the beginning of September this thing has helped me get rid of piles and piles of paper from various areas of our home.

These paper piles were essentially the last of the piles in our home. Well the piles out in the open anyways 🙂 .

Do you own and use a paper shredder?

 

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3 Things I am LOVING Lately: September 7th

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Last week  I was here, there, and everywhere. Seriously I went out of town 5 days in a row! And I was out of town again last night. Thankfully though I am home for the rest of the week. I am looking forward to enjoying some reading on my front porch each evening and catching up on some blog work during the days.

my bike riding hubby

First Thing I am LOVING Lately…

Spending more time lately with my hubby.

The home we have been fixing up to rent for quite some time now is finally done. The new renter moved in over the weekend. That means my handsome hubby now has a lot more time on his hands. We spent some of it this weekend bike riding together — not once but twice.

 

pumpkin spice latte

Second Thing I am LOVING Lately…

They are back!

With September came the return of Pumpkin Spice Lattes . I indulged in my first one of the season after a morning of yard sale shopping with my daughter. I of course used a gift card earned through some of my favorite point rewards programs to pay for it.

 

mobisave

Third Thing I am LOVING Lately…

The MobiSave App…

I found another app that works at ALDI, or pretty much any other grocery store you might shop at– the MobiSave App (go here to sign up and enter my referral code OGHHUVPZ )

What I am liking so far about MobiSave is  it seems to continually offer several non-brand specific cash backs. This week I got money back on my Ketchup, Pickles and Potato Chips all were ALDI brand.

The second thing I am LOVING about the MobiSave App is no cash out limits. After you submit your receipt and it is approved the money you earned is deposited into your Paypal account. You don’t need $5 , $10 or more in cash backs to get rewarded!

Check it out here and use my referral code OGHHUVPZ during the sign up process.

Psst… one more thing

This year I really want to put myself out there and get to know exactly who reads this blog and let them see who writes it. Lately I have discovered that Facebook live is a great way to do that. Make sure you follow me on Facebook so you can join along.

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