Free Ebooks: DIY Household Hacks, Meals for Later, Greek Cooking in 3 Steps, and more

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Natural & Organic Coupons & Deals

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Here’s a round-up of current Natural & Organic Deals and Coupons, with thanks to Andrea from The Greenbacks Gal:

Natural and Organic Coupons: $1.00/1 Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery Item, BOGO Plum Organics, and $1.00/1 Odwalla product.Check out the full list of coupons for Natural and Organic products.

Real Food Savings: This week you can save when you buy grass fed beef, bananas, pears, and bagged lettuce.

Target: You have two days left to take advantage of the $5 gift card offer on Happy Baby Organic Baby pouches. Get 15 pouches for as low as $0.83 each! Target also has a great deal on Zarbee’s Elderberry Immune Support Gummys.

Mama Chia Pouches: Stock up on Mama Chia Pouches. They are a steal at just over a dollar a piece!

Laura Ashley Wellingtons: A good pair of wellingtons is a must if you garden or if you live where it is rainy. These Laura Ashley Wellingtons are not only darling, they are just $29.99 – you save $40 a pair!

Whole Foods Market: Whole Foods released a bonus coupon good on their frozen pizza. Plus, there is a new Whole Foods Market coupon good for $1.00/1 If You Care Laundry Detergent.

Andrea Green of The Greenbacks Gal is an organic coupon expert. What if you could find affordable organic and eco-friendly products on a budget? Eco-friendly moms need affordable solutions. Andrea finds the best green deals, helping hundreds of families save on the frugal, green lifestyle. Nothing makes her happier than to help people realize being organic doesn’t have to cost more.

FOR MORE COUPONS, search our comprehensive Coupon Database for manufacturer coupons, printable coupons, eCoupons, and more!

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On Perfectionism & Disappointing Readers

Can I just be really honest with you tonight? You know what one of the hardest parts about blogging has been for me?

It’s that some readers want me to be perfect.

I know they’d probably never say out loud, “I expect you to be perfect,” but if I admit that I failed at something or am struggling with something, they are disappointed and they voice that disappointment.

Here’s the thing: I understand that part of blogging in a public forum is the fact that I’m choosing to let people into my life. I’m choosing to open up myself and our family and our choices to other people’s really honest opinions.

I get that. And I own that.

But at the same time, in the past, it’s held me back from sharing candidly about certain topics that I’d really like to blog about. Why? Because I know that writing about certain topics means other people are going to voice their opinions over my decisions and or be disappointed in my short-comings.

More and more, though, I’m becoming okay with it. Because I realize that it’s exhausting to try to please everyone.

I don’t have it altogether.

I sometimes yell at my kids.

I get frustrated with my husband.

I don’t always want to make meals from scratch.

I sometimes (usually?) let my laundry pile up way too high.

I’m often running late.

I have many moments where I feel so very inadequate to be sharing anything in a blog post or a book or on a stage because I feel like I’m such a mess myself.

A few days ago, I wrote a post about quitting my cutting back on caffeine goal for this month. I know it was the right decision and most of you cheered me on in it or even expressed relief that I gave up my lofty goal.

A few people weren’t so thrilled with me. They wrote in annoyed that commentors would be supportive of me and a some even strongly chided me for not following through with my goal.

I’m sure these readers meant well, but in each case, they didn’t know me or my family personally. In addition, they didn’t know that the next few weeks are some of the fullest weeks I’ll probably have all year long (we have multiple trips + some big projects to complete) and I can’t be dragging or running on weird sleep patterns. I have to do what’s best for my family and myself and I have follow my own advice to give myself grace — even if it means that I disappoint a few readers.

What I’m learning, though, is that when I share my short-comings and struggles, I may disappoint a few people. But ultimately, I will encourage many, many more people.

It helps others know that they aren’t alone in their struggles. We’re in this together.

We’re learning right along with each other. We’re stumbling. We’re falling down. We’re making mistakes. And we’re here to encourage each other to get back up, keep pressing forward, keep doing the best you can do with the time and resources we have.

Progress Not Perfection

And here’s the truth: I’d rather disappoint a few people and be a completely honest and authentic blogger who shares my struggles and success than try to pretend like I have it altogether and make the majority of people feel like they can’t measure up.

None of us have it altogether. None of us are perfect. But we can all learn from each other, inspire each other, and cheer each other on — in both our struggles and successes.

When we are honest and authentic with each other, we are all stronger for it. Who’s with me? :)

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Cents of Style: Jewelry, Scarves, Flats, and more just $5.35 shipped!

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Cents of Style is holding a HUGE Clearance Sale for this week’s Fashion Friday! You’ll find jewelry, scarves, flats, and much more for just $5.95 each PLUS shipping is free. Use the coupon code FALLSALE at checkout to get an additional 10% off, dropping each item down to $5.35!

Here are some of the cute sale items included in this sale:

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unnamed-4[Jax Knit Scarf]

These items are all on clearance, so quantities are limited. Don’t forget, use the coupon code FALLSALE at checkout to order items on clearance for just $5.35.

(Note: The links in this post are affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy here.)
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Rare! Southern Living Magazine: Two-year subscription for $19.95!

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Here’s a rare deal! Get a two-year subscription to Southern Living magazine for $19.95 with coupon code MONEYSAVING. If you’re thinking ahead to Christmas gifts, this might be a great idea for someone on your list!

About Southern Living Magazine

Southern Living Magazine has been a keystone of Southern culture since its creation in 1966, when it was read mainly by farmers from the South. It features articles on Southern cooking, home planning and decorating, gardening, and even travel. Since the magazine itself is aimed at people living in the South, readers know that they are getting a real glimpse of what life is like in the South.

This offer expires Friday night 10/24/14 at 12:00 AM (midnight) EST.

(Note: The link in this post is my referral link. Read my disclosure policy here.)

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Gretchen’s $10 Target Shopping Trip

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Target Shopping Trip

Transaction #1

The following were a part of the Buy 3 participating products, Get $5 Target gift card:

1 Icy Hot Gel – $4.99
1 Icy Hot Advanced Relief – $5.49
1 Allegra Anti-Itch Cream – $4.59
Used 2 $1/1 printable here and here
And used $3/2 Target printable
And used Free $5 Target gift card when you buy $15 in personal care

Total with tax ($0.16): $10.23, Received 2 $5 Target gift cards

Transaction #2

2 Pull-Ups – $7.99 each
Used 2 $2.25/1 printable (no longer available)
And used 2 $2/1 printable

Used gift cards from Transaction #1

Free after coupons and gift cards

Total for both transactions before coupons and sales: $33.21

Total for both transactions after coupons, sales and gift cards: $10.23

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