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18 Feb 2020   ·   0

“How do you stay so positive?”

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“How do you stay so positive?”

I’ve been asked this question by multiple people in multiple ways recently so Jesse and I decided to devote a podcast episode to the topic.

I thought it would be insightful for us to both talk about this, because I tend to be more of glass half full kind of person while Jesse is more of a glass half empty person.

But it’s been so cool to watch Jesse intentionally work to develop more of a positive outlook on life. He shares how he has done that and how it has impacted him.

We also talk about what it looks like to choose our attitude, practical ways we seek to do this, why gratitude can make such a difference, how to feed your souls with good things, and practical things we do to uplift our souls.

In addition to talking about staying positive, we also talk about dry shampoo, Thin Mints, our kids’ thoughts on how read alouds have benefited their lives, why the kids want to limit the baby’s exposure to screens, the flu, and the Enneagram. As usual, it was quite a diverse array of topics!

In This Episode: 

[00:25] Greetings from the flu-infested Paine house.

[01:53] To keep himself fortified, Jesse decided to get some Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies. 😉

[02:44] A listener asks: Are you trying to hold on to your kids’ childhoods through bringing back read aloud time?

[05:41] All three of our kids have very strong opinions and plans for investing in the baby’s life.

[08:12] My book for this week was The Path Between Us. This opened up some new methods of communication for Jesse and me.

[11:14] Dry shampoo is saving my life. Learn why.

[13:32] How can you stay positive when things are hard? Is it easier for some people? 

[15:53] Jesse feels like he may be wired to be more negative, but you get to choose your attitude.

[18:23] Even with the week they’ve had while being sick with the flu, the kids still try to see the positive as well. It’s an intentional choice to be positive.

[20:36] If you’re not a naturally positive person, you have to work that muscle and it’ll get easier.

[23:02] Counting your blessings and being intentional about taking them in and naming them helps bring positivity to the forefront.

[25:06] Keep in mind that someone else likely would love to be in your shoes for any number of your blessings. 

[26:00] An important word on when to seek professional help.

Links and Resources:

How to Listen to The Crystal Paine Show

The podcast is available on iTunesAndroidStitcher, and Spotify. You can listen online through the direct player here. OR, a much easier way to listen is by subscribing to the podcast through a free podcast app on your phone. (Find instructions for how to subscribe to a podcast here.)

Ready to dive in and listen? Hit the player above or search for “The Crystal Paine Show” on your favorite podcast app.

18 Feb 2020   ·   19
Kindle Unlimited at breakfast

*HOT* Kindle Unlimited Trial: Completely FREE 2-Month Subscription ($19.98 Value!!)

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If you’ve been wanting to try Kindle Unlimited, don’t miss this FREE 2-month Kindle Unlimited Trial! It’s a great opportunity to score some fantastic reads for free.

Kindle Unlimited at breakfast

Through March 1st, you can sign up to get a FREE two-month subscription to Kindle Unlimited!

Since Kindle Unlimited is usually priced at $9.99 per month, this is a RARE savings of $19.98! This is a fantastic deal and we haven’t seen a FREE two-month Kindle Unlimited deal in a while.

The Day the World Came to Town

When you sign up for this deal, you’ll get access to over 700,000 ebooks and thousands of audiobooks — all for free!

The available books change pretty often, but right now they have The Day the World Came to Town — a book I read last year and absolutely loved! I highly recommend reading it.

Free 2-Month Kindle Unlimited Trial

Interested in this deal? Here’s how it works:

  • Sign up for a free 2-month subscription to Kindle Unlimited
  • Click on the Kindle Unlimited tab in your Amazon bar to search for available titles (you can search individually or sort by genre).
  • You’ll be able to add up to 10 titles to your Kindle Unlimited account at a time.
  • Once you’ve finished reading a title, just return it and borrow another.
  • You can read or listen to the titles on any device with the free Kindle app.
  • Be sure to cancel your subscription before your 2 month subscription is up, otherwise, you’ll be charged $9.99 per month.

Want some other suggestions of great titles to read that you can possibly read for FREE with your Kindle Unlimited Trial? Here are some other great reads that are currently available:

I’d love to know what other titles you find that you can read on Kindle Unlimited with this great deal!

Go here to sign up for your free 2-month subscription!

18 Feb 2020   ·   1

*HOT* Kid’s Skechers Sneakers only $14.99 shipped, plus more!

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Love Skechers? You can score some hot deals on Skecher shoes today!

Today only, DSW is offering an extra 25% off all Skecher Shoes when you use the promo code SKECHERS at checkout! Shipping is free for VIP members (free to join).

Here are some deal ideas…

Get these Skechers Kid’s Wavy Lites Sneakers for just $14.99 shipped after the code!

Get these Skechers Kid’s Twinkle Toes Twinkle Breeze 2.0 Sparkle Dust Light-Up Sneakers for just $18.73 shipped after the code!

Get these Skechers Kid’s Guzman Steps Aqua Surge Slip-On Sneakers for just $18.74 shipped after the code!

Get these Skechers BOBS Plush Glow Squad Slip-Ons for just $26.23 shipped after the code!

Get these Skechers Sepulveda Blvd Hold Dear Slip-Ons for just $29.23 shipped after the code!

Get these Skechers BOBS Utopia Bow Wow Sneakers for just $26.23 shipped after the code!

Get these Skechers Kid’s Turbo Spike Astrozone Sneakers for just $22.48 shipped after the code!

Shop the entire Skechers sale here.

Valid today only, February 18, 2020.

Thanks, Midwest Money Saving Mommas!

18 Feb 2020   ·   0

HUGE Savings on Adidas Shoes for the Family + Free Shipping!!

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Love Adidas? This is a great time to grab a new pair of shoes!

Through February 20th, Adidas is offering Club Members (free to join) an extra 40% off sale shoes and apparel when you use the promo code ADIEXTRA at checkout! Plus, shipping is free when you join the Adidas Creators Club (free to join)!

Checkout these deal ideas…

Get these Adidas Kids Duramo 9 Shoes for just $15 shipped after the promo code (regularly $50)!

Get these Adidas Kids Lite Racer Shoes for just $15 shipped after the promo code (regularly $50)!

Get these Adidas Women’s VS Advantage Clean Shoes for just $16.80 shipped after the promo code (regularly $55)!

Get these Adidas Women’s Essentials 90s Valasion Shoes for just $24 shipped after the promo code (regularly $80)!

Get these Adidas Men’s Originals Yung-96 Shoes for just $30 shipped after the promo code (regularly $100)!

Get these Adidas Men’s Running Purebounce+ Street Shoes for just $33.60 shipped after the promo code (regularly $80)!

Get these Adidas Men’s Essentials Adilette Comfort Slides for just $10.80 shipped after the promo code (regularly $35)!

Get these Adidas Women’s Originals EQT Gazelle Shoes for just $33 shipped after the promo code (regularly $110)!

Shop the Adidas sale here.

Valid through February 20, 2020, while supplies last.

18 Feb 2020   ·   0

*HOT* Gap Factory: Extra 30% off Clearance + Free Shipping!!

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Whoa!! Don’t miss these HOT deals at Gap Factory today!

Today only, Gap Factory is offering an extra 30% off all clearance when you use the promo code STACK at checkout! Plus, use the promo code SHIPPED to score free shipping! (These codes can be stacked.)

Here are some deals you can score…

Get these Women’s Mid Rise Boot Jeans in Stretch for just $11.88 shipped after the codes!

Get Women’s Favorite Print Short Sleeve T-Shirts for as low as $4.17 shipped after the codes!

Get Kid’s Sherpa Pullover Hoodies for just $11.87 shipped after the codes!

Get Kid’s Gap Logo Joggers for just $9.77 shipped after the codes!

Get Boy’s Short Sleeved Button Down Shirts for just $4.87 shipped after the codes!

Get Men’s Flannel Shirts in Standard Fit for as low as $7.67 shipped after the codes!

Get Men’s Jeans for as low as $14.67 shipped after the codes!

Valid today only, February 18, 2020, while supplies last.

18 Feb 2020   ·   0
Long Sleeve Henley Tunic

Long Sleeve Henley Tunic for just $7.49 shipped!!

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Wow! This is a great deal on this super cute Long Sleeve Henley Tunic!

Long Sleeve Henley Tunic

Grab this Long Sleeve Henley Tunic for just $7.49 shipped when you use coupon code HENLEY at checkout!

There are 12 different colors to choose from, and it’s available in sizes S – 3XL.

Valid through February 23rd, but shop quickly because the colors are selling out fast!

18 Feb 2020   ·   0

Adidas Men’s Jackets as low as $15 shipped, plus more!

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This is a great time to grab some new Adidas clothes!

Through February 20th, Adidas is offering an extra 40% off sale items when you use the promo code ADIEXTRA at checkout! Plus, shipping is free when you join the Adidas Creators Club (free to join)!

Checkout these deal ideas…

Adidas Men’s Jackets – as low as $25 (regularly $50)
Use promo code ADIEXTRA (40% off)
Shipping is free for Adidas Creators Club Members (free to join)
$15 shipped after code

Adidas Men’s Shorts – as low as $15 (regularly $30)
Use promo code ADIEXTRA (40% off)
Shipping is free for Adidas Creators Club Members (free to join)
$9 shipped after code

Adidas Men’s Pants – as low as $20 (regularly $40)
Use promo code ADIEXTRA (40% off)
Shipping is free for Adidas Creators Club Members (free to join)
$12 shipped after code

Adidas Women’s Pants – as low as $20 (regularly $40)
Use promo code ADIEXTRA (40% off)
Shipping is free for Adidas Creators Club Members (free to join)
$12 shipped after code

Adidas Women’s Shorts – as low as $15 (regularly $30)
Use promo code ADIEXTRA (40% off)
Shipping is free for Adidas Creators Club Members (free to join)
$9 shipped after code

Adidas Women’s Sweatshirts – as low as $23 (regularly $45)
Use promo code ADIEXTRA (40% off)
Shipping is free for Adidas Creators Club Members (free to join)
$13.80 shipped after code

Shop the Adidas sale here.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

18 Feb 2020   ·   0

Great Wolf Lodge Discounts!

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This popular deal is back! If your family loves Great Wolf Lodge, you won’t want to miss these discounts!

Great Wolf Lodge discounts

Does your family love Great Wolf Lodge? If so, Groupon is running some nice Great Wolf Lodge discounts on family vacation packages right now!

Choose from 17 different Great Wolf Lodge locations, with different pricing and package options at each.

Looking for more ways to save on family vacations?

Thanks, Passionate Penny Pincher!

18 Feb 2020   ·   0
Larry Levine Hooded Puffer Jacket

Nordstrom Rack: Larry Levine Hooded Puffer Jacket only $23.99 (Reg. $245!)

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Wow! This is a hot deal on this Larry Levine Hooded Puffer Jacket and it won’t last long!

Larry Levine Hooded Puffer Jacket

Nordstrom Rack has this Larry Levine Hooded Puffer Jacket marked down to just $23.99 right now!

This is regularly $245 so this is a HOT deal and won’t last long!

Shipping is free on orders over $89.

Thanks, Wear It For Less!

18 Feb 2020   ·   0

Uni-ball Retractable Gel Pens (12 count) only $8.58 shipped!

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This is a great price for these Uni-ball Retractable Gel Pens (12 count)!

Amazon has these Uni-ball Retractable Gel Pens (12 count) for just $8.58 shipped when you checkout through Subscribe & Save!

This is the lowest price in over two years!

*Note: For Subscribe & Save items, you can go into your Amazon account after your order ships and cancel your subscription if you don’t want recurring orders.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

18 Feb 2020   ·   0

Fisher-Price Little People Big Helpers Home only $20!

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This Fisher-Price Little People Big Helpers Home looks like so much fun!

Amazon has this Fisher-Price Little People Big Helpers Home for just $20 right now!

This is a huge price drop and the lowest price ever on record.

Sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime to get guaranteed FREE two-day shipping (and possibly one-day or same-day shipping!). And don’t forget you can sign up for Swagbucks to earn free gift cards to use on deals on Amazon.

18 Feb 2020   ·   0
Adjustable Memory Foam Gaming Floor Chair Seat

Adjustable Memory Foam Gaming Floor Chair Seat only $49 shipped (Reg. $102!)

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These Adjustable Memory Foam Gaming Floor Chair Seats have great reviews!

Adjustable Memory Foam Gaming Floor Chair Seat

You can get this Adjustable Memory Foam Gaming Floor Chair Seat for only $49 shipped when you use the promo code CHILL at checkout!

Choose from eight colors.

This Gaming chair adjusts to 14 different positions and is perfect for playing games, watching television, or relaxing.

Valid through February 23, 2020, while supplies last.

18 Feb 2020   ·   0
Silicone Band for Apple Watch

Silicone Band for Apple Watch only $5.99 shipped!

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Looking for a change? These Silicone Bands for Apple Watches are perfect for working out.

Silicone Band for Apple Watch

Jane has these Silicone Bands for Apple Watches for only $5.99 shipped right now!

Choose from two sizes and over 30 different colors.

Psst! We love Jane! Looking for other great Jane deals? Check out our custom Jane page for more of our hand-picked favorite deals each day!

18 Feb 2020   ·   2

Amazon: Get $10 off three household essentials

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Need to stock up on household essentials? Amazon is offering $10 off when you purchase three select household essential items.

Amazon is currently offering $10 off your purchase of three select household essential items! Just choose your products from this page, add them to your cart, and the discount will automatically come off at checkout.

Here are a couple of deal ideas…

Buy 3 Tide Free and Gentle HE Laundry Detergent Liquid or Original Scent  – $11.97 each
Get $10 off 3 select household essentials
$25.91 shipped after discount = $8.63 per bottle shipped

Buy 3 Swiffer Sweeper Dry Mop Refills – $11.37 each
Get $10 off 3 select household essentials
Choose to subscribe and save (you can cancel your subscription at any time after your order has shipped)
$24.11 shipped after discount = $8.03 per box shipped

Clorox Disinfecting Wipes Value Pack

Buy 3 Clorox Disinfecting Wipes Value Pack (3 pack) – $9.44 each
Get $10 off 3 select household essentials
Choose to subscribe and save (you can cancel your subscription at any time after your order has shipped)
$18.32 shipped after discount = $6.10 per pack shipped

*Note: For Subscribe & Save items, you can go into your Amazon account after your order ships and cancel your subscription if you don’t want recurring orders.