Yes, for real, this non-crafty girl is actually CRAFTING!

Modern Prairie Sewing

You all know good and well that I’m not the kind of person one would consider “artsy-crafty”. I’ve always wanted to be able to sew and create, and I actually spent years of my life feeling frustrated that I couldn’t seem to sew or decorate or create like other people I knew could.

But I’ve come to accept that while I will probably never be an amazing seamstress or interior decorator, I still am an artist. My art form just happens to be putting words together into notes of encouragement, blog posts, and chapters for books. And I’m good with that.

Modern Prairie Sewing

At the same time, I also realize that I don’t want to live under the belief of “I’m not crafty” and let that hold me back from trying new things. So when the gals from Marie Madeline offered to send me the materials so Kaitlynn and I could make a few projects from Abigail’s book, Modern Prairie Sewing, I said “yes”.

When the materials and book arrived in the mail, I honestly thought, “Oh no! What have I gotten myself into?!?”

Kaitlynn was so excited about working on a sewing project with me that it gave me the courage I needed to jump in and give it my best shot. And guess what, folks? I made something. Something that looks beautiful to me and that I’m proud to share with you here.

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{Listening to a new podcast I love — Brilliant Business Moms — while crafting. Excuse my very worn iPhone case. I plan to keep it until it falls apart completely! :)}

Sure, this is like the most beginner of beginner projects, but I DID IT! And I feel so fulfilled and empowered by doing so.

In fact, I went out and bought some more fabric and supplies so that I can make some of the other projects in this book and elsewhere online! Kaitlynn is absolutely thrilled that I’m interested in something she loves and I see a lot more mother-daughter projects in our future together.

Can I encourage you? Don’t live under lies and let yourself be held by beliefs that “I’m not good at this or that.” Maybe it’s not your strength. Maybe it’s not your gift. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t just give it your best shot. Because holding yourself back out of fear of failure or belief that “I can’t” is a way to miss out on many new experiences.

Stay tuned for pictures of our next sewing experiment! I already have the project picked out and am really hopeful that it’s a success, too. If it’s not, I’ll at least enjoy the process of trying something new! :)

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Pizza Hut: Free Personal Pizza if you were enrolled in BOOK IT! as a child

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Update: It appears this isn’t working right now. They’ve said that they will be fixing it ASAP. Let us know if you get it to work for you.

Were you enrolled in Pizza Hut’s Book It program as a child? If so, you can get a FREE Personal Pan Pizza coupon from Pizza Hut when you sign up at the BOOK IT! Alumni page.

See site for full details. This offer available for a limited time.

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New Baby & Toddler Coupons: Luvs, Pampers, and more

Baby & Toddler coupons

There are some new baby and toddler coupons available to print today:

$1.00 off ONE Luvs Diapers
$2.00 off Pampers Cruisers Diapers and Wipes
$1.50 off ONE Pampers Easy Ups Trainers
$2.00 off Pampers Swaddlers Diapers and Wipes
$1.50 off any Triple Paste

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Get a $5 Target gift card when you buy Men’s Axe, Degree, or Dove

Save on Men's Care Brands at Target

Through November 8, 2014, Target is offering a deal on Men’s Care Brands.

Purchase 4 participating Men’s Care Brands and get a $5 Target gift card. Participating brands are Axe, Degree Men and Dove Men + Care.

Target Deal on Men's Care Brands

Plus, you can enter for a chance to win a college bowl game trip! To enter, just watch this pre-game essentials video, then enter for your chance to win. Be sure to enter daily and share the link with your friends to increase your chances of winning.

{This post is underwritten by Lunchbox, all opinions are 100% my own. Read our disclosure policy here.}

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New Printable Cereal Coupons: Kellogg’s, Cheerios, and more


Here are some new cereal coupons available to print today:

$1.00 off any THREE Kellogg’s Cereals
$0.50 off ONE BOX Lucky Charms cereal
$0.50 off ONE BOX Original Cheerios cereal
$0.75 off any ONE BOX Kix cereal

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Printable Coupons: Lunchables, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, and more


It’s a brand-new month, so that means there are a LOT of new coupons available! Here are some new printable coupons available today:

$1.00 off any two Healthy Balance™ juice drinks
$3.00 off TWO GEVALIA Mocha Latte or Cappuccino’s
$1.00 off 1 12 fl oz Starbucks Refreshers beverage
$1.00 off GEVALIA Mocha Latte or Cappuccino
$0.75 off any one Sargento Tastings Cheese
$1.00 off two LUNCHABLES with Smoothie Combination
$1.00 off when you buy two 1 lb Deli Salads

Buy 3 Hamburger Helper, get Free Ground Beef
$0.30 off any Haribo product, 4 oz. or larger
$0.80 off any four Helper or Ultimate Helper
$1.50 off (1) Tai Pei Appetizer 16 oz – 28 oz
$0.60 off any three Old El Paso products
$1.00 off 1 PlumSweets or Greek Yogurt PlumSweets
$1.00 off ONE (1) Sunsweet Ones
$1.00 off LARABAR, UBER OR ALT multipack
$0.50 off TWO Chex Mix
$0.75 off Food Should Taste Good™ Tortilla Chips
$1.00 off ONE 8 oz. or larger Buddig Deli Cuts
$1.00 off ONE 4 oz or larger Old Wisconsin product
$0.55 off any ONE (1) Pure Via 40 Count Pack
$1.50 off any three John Morrell Products
$1.00 off one pouch of Sunsweet Amazins
$0.50 off TWO BOXES Betty Crocker Fruit Shapes
$0.50 off ONE BOX any flavor Fiber One™ Chewy Bars
$0.75 off 2 Betty Crocker Frosting or Cake Mix
$0.30 off Old El Paso Refried Beans
$1.00 off FIVE (5) Smart Ones Frozen Products
$0.50 off ONE Bisquick Baking Mix or Pancake Mix
$0.55 off ONE bottle Holland House Cooking Wine
$0.75 off any two (2) TONY’S pizzas
$1.00 off any four Progresso™ products
$0.40 off any 1 Campbell’s Soups for Easy Cooking
$1.00 off any one (1) carton of DOLE Garden Soup
$0.50 off any one Progresso Artisan Soup
$1.00 off FIVE Buddig Original 2 oz
$0.25 off ONE HERSHEY’S Mix-Ins with Yoplait
$0.75 off TWO any Yoplait KIDZONE products
$0.55 off a package of Armour Pepperoni or Salami
$0.40 off SIX CUPS any variety Yoplait Yogurt
$0.40 off any one Liberte Greek yogurt
$1.00 off any one Chili’s frozen food product
$1.00 off any Old El Paso™ Frozen Entrees
$0.55 off one SeaPak product 8 oz. or larger
$0.75 off ONE (1) All Whites or Better’n Eggs
$0.65 off JOLLY TIME Healthy Pop Microwave Popcorn
$1.00 off 2 Weight Watchers by Whitman’s peg bags
$1.00 off ANY ONE bottle of Nakano Rice Vinegar
$0.40 off any 3 Pillsbury Refrigerated Grands
$0.75 off Cascadian Farm product
$0.40 off any two Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls
$1.00 off two Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough
$0.40 off 2 Pillsbury or Grands Sweet Rolls
$0.50 off TWO BOXES any Nature Valley Granola Bar
$1.00 off Pillsbury Ready to Bake! Melts Cookies
$2.00 off ONE Align Product
$1.00 off ONE ZzzQuil™ product
$4.00 off Non-Drowsy Claritin-D 15ct or larger
$5.00 off one Non-Drowsy Claritin 45ct or larger
$1.00 off any one (1) Alka-Seltzer Plus product
$2.00 off ONE Prilosec OTC Product
$4.00 off any one (1) Osteo Bi-Flex edge product
$0.75 off ONE Febreze product
$0.50 off ONE Bounce product
$1.00 off one pack of Energizer Brand Batteries
$2.00 off any ONE L’Oreal Paris Haircare Products
$1.00 off Herbal Essences Shampoo or Conditioner
$1.00 off TWO Always Infinity or Always Liners
$2.00 off ONE Secret Antiperspirant/Deodorant
$1.00 off Gillette Antiperspirant or Deodorant
$0.40 off ONE Always Liners 30ct or larger
$0.40 off ONE Always Infinity Pad
$1.00 off ONE Always Discreet Incontinence Liner
$1.00 off ONE Always Discreet Incontinence Pad
$2.00 off Always Discreet Incontinence Underwear
$1.00 off ONE Crest BE Toothpaste 4.5 oz
$2.00 off ONE Venus Razor $7.95 or higher
$1.00 off ONE Gillette or Venus Disposable Razor
$0.50 off ONE Oral-B Toothbrush
$2.00 off ONE Vidal Sassoon Hair Color
$1.50 off Clairol Natural Instincts Hair Color
$0.75 off ONE Olay Hand & Body Lotion
$1.50 off ONE Clairol Hair Color Product
$2.00 off any L’Oreal Paris Preference Hair Color
$0.75 off ONE Olay Body Wash or Bar Soap

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