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23 Apr 2019   ·   4

Why We Moved to Nashville

In this week’s podcast episode, we answer a question we’ve been asked over and over again: “Why did you move to Nashville?” Jesse and I share our honest thoughts on the challenges that led up to us considering moving to Nashville and why we ended up making the move.

Missed previous episodes of The Crystal Paine show? You can listen to them here.

Why We Moved to Nashville

Last week, Jesse and I were supposed to record an episode telling more of our story, but he had to go out of town unexpectedly and was gone for almost the whole week. In this episode, we share more about that, why we don’t function very well when he’s gone, but why I’m happy he was able to make the trip.

We also talk about books we’re reading (my book was one I almost didn’t share about!), my new non-coffee healthy “mocha” I’ve been drinking in the mornings, and a special offer on my course, 15 Days to a Healthier You.

A question we have gotten asked over and over again in recent years — and especially since we started sharing our story on the podcast! — is, “Why did you move to Nashville?”

In this episode, we share what challenges led up to us considering moving to Nashville and why we ended up making the move.

And Whew! We’re Finally Done Sharing Our Story!

When I first started this podcast, I thought Jesse and I would just do one episode sharing part of our story. I never envisioned we’d spend 8 whole episodes on our story!! But it has been so good for us to take the time to recount our 16 years of marriage and share the highs and lows of our journey.

Thank you for listening in, sending such kind emails, and encouraging us to take the time to share our story. Your willingness to show up, show interest, and listen in has been a gift to us!

And now we can finally start doing topical episodes together! We’re excited to dive into some of the topics you all have written in and suggested!

In This Episode:

[02:58] – I’m so happy Jesse is back home! He shares why he went out of town, why he was grateful he got to go, and I share how I have so much respect for all the single parents and parents who are often flying solo!

[04:37] – Jesse got some great reading in while he was traveling and he has a book update for us!

[06:18] – I chat about a book I finished last week — which I almost didn’t talk about because of the crass language. But I found it so fascinating that I had to share.

[08:37] – My current drink (and what’s saving my life!) is a mix of Dandy Blendand Morning Motivator.

[12:21] – If you’re ready to live a healthier life, check out my 15 Days to a Healthier You course!

[13:01] – Jesse and I recap where we left off in our story the last time that we talked about it on the show.

[15:14] – We started asking for help and bringing on some business and personal help, which made such a difference.

[17:15] – I talk about how much MoneySavingMom.com exploded during this period, as well as a specific opportunity that gave us enough money to start looking at houses.

[20:13] – It was so thrilling to finally be able to buy a house with cash… and we thought it was going to be our “forever home.”

[21:52] – But then, we began to take a hard look at our lifestyle and what we had worked so hard for. Was this what we really wanted?

[25:22] – Jesse felt antsy, burnt out, and exhausted and we knew it was time for a change. So we began praying about what that would look like. And Tennessee just kept coming to our minds.

[30:26] – It felt crazy, but we decided to take an 18-month leap of faith and try relocating to Tennessee and renting a house. To play it “safe”, we didn’t sell our house in Kansas so that we could easily move back if we decided that Tennessee wasn’t a good fit. Well, that was five years ago. And we are so grateful to be here… even on the days when it’s been a challenge and we’ve missed Kansas and our extended family.

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 we’ll include in the show notes of each episode. 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.

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23 Apr 2019   ·   0

Great Wolf Lodge Discounts + Extra 10% Off!

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This popular deal has returned! 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!

BONUS: Through tomorrow, April 24th, you can use coupon code SALE3 at checkout to get an extra 10% off your purchase!!

Choose from 16 different Great Wolf Lodge locations, with different pricing and package options at each.

Looking for more ways to save on family vacations?

23 Apr 2019   ·   0
Ninja Single-Serve Blender

Ninja Single-Serve Blender for just $53.39 shipped!!

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Whoa!! This is a HOT deal on a Ninja Blender!

Ninja Single-Serve Blender

Amazon currently has this Ninja Single-Serve Blender marked down to just $53.39 shipped — a never-before-seen price drop and the BEST price on record!

Hurry — I doubt this one will last long!

Sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime to get free 2-day shipping. And don’t forget you can sign up for Swagbucks to earn free gift cards to use on deals on Amazon.

Thanks, Kosher On A Budget!

23 Apr 2019   ·   0
Puma Sneakers

Up to 70% off PUMA Shoes + Free Shipping!

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If you need new shoes, check out these great deals on PUMA sneakers and more!

Puma Sneakers

Through tomorrow, PUMA is offering up to 70% off select shoes, apparel and accessories! Plus, shipping is free!

Here are some deals you can score…

Get these PUMA Tazon 6 FM Women’s Sneakers for only $29.99 shipped (regularly $70)!

Carson 2 X Knit Women’s Running Shoes

Get these PUMA Carson 2 X Knit Women’s Running Shoes for only $29.99 shipped (regularly $60)!

Urban Plus Suede Sneakers

Get these PUMA Urban Plus Suede Sneakers for only $24.99 shipped (regularly $45)!

Puma Bridger Cat Men's Sneakers

Get these PUMA Bridger Cat Men’s Sneakers for only $24.99 shipped (regularly $50)!

Get these PUMA Viz Runner Men’s Running Shoes for only $39.99 shipped (regularly $65)!

Valid through April 24, 2019.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

23 Apr 2019   ·   0
Coppertone Spray Sunscreen

Coppertone Sport Spray Sunscreen for just $4.84 each, shipped!

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Summer will be here before we know it! This is a really great deal on sunscreen!

Coppertone Spray Sunscreen

Amazon has this 3-pack of Coppertone Sport Spray Sunscreen for just $14.52 shipped when you clip the $4 e-coupon and check out through Subscribe & Save.

That’s just $4.84 per bottle — which is a REALLY good price on spray sunscreen and better than Walmart’s current price!

Note: Once your order ships, you can go into your Amazon account and cancel your subscription if you don’t want recurring orders.

Thanks, Freebie Shark!

23 Apr 2019   ·   0
LEGO Star Wars Solo Moloch's Landspeeder Building Kit

LEGO Star Wars Solo Moloch’s Landspeeder Building Kit for just $21.53!

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Have kids who love Star Wars? Don’t miss this LEGO Star Wars deal!

LEGO Star Wars Solo Moloch's Landspeeder Building Kit

Amazon has this LEGO Star Wars Solo Moloch’s Landspeeder Building Kit for just $21.53 — the lowest price on record!

Sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime to get free 2-day shipping. And don’t forget you can sign up for Swagbucks to earn free gift cards to use on deals on Amazon.

Thanks, Cha Ching On A Shoestring!

23 Apr 2019   ·   0

Reading Tees only $12.99 + shipping!

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Calling all book lovers! These tees are SO cute and would make great gift ideas, too!

Jane has these Reading Tees for just $12.99 + shipping right now!

Choose from seven fun designs and 20 color options.

Perfect for book lovers out there who love to cuddle up and read a good book!

Shipping is $3.99 for the first tee and $1.99 for each additional tee shipped within the same order.

23 Apr 2019   ·   0
One Year Bible Reading Journals

One Year Bible Reading Journals only $12.99 shipped!

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Start your summer off with these beautiful One Year Bible Reading Journals!

One Year Bible Reading Journals

Jane has these One Year Bible Reading Journals for only $12.99 shipped right now!

Choose from 48 different cover designs.

You can start these journals at any time of the year since you write in the date yourself! These would make perfect Mother’s Day gift ideas!

23 Apr 2019   ·   0
Everyday Makeup Palettes

Everyday Make-Up Palettes only $8.99 shipped!

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Do you love Naked Eyeshadow Palettes but don’t want to pay the price? Try these Everyday Make-Up Palettes as a frugal alternative!

Everyday Makeup Palettes

Jane has these Everyday Make-Up Palettes for only $8.99 shipped right now!

Choose from 13 different color options.

Each palette includes a duo-ended brush.

23 Apr 2019   ·   0
Superhero Sneakers

JCPenney: Up to 50% off Kids Superhero Sneakers (Spiderman, Wonder Women, and more!)

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Have kiddos who love superheros? These Superhero Sneakers from JCPenney are so cute!

Superhero Sneakers

JCPenney is offering up to 50% off fun superhero shoes for the kiddos including Spiderman, Wonder Women, and more!

Get these Avengers Toddler Boys Slip-On Sneakers for just $20.99 (regularly $35)!

Get these Spiderman Light-Up Boys Sneakers for just $23.99 (regularly $50)!

Black Panther Light-up Athletic Boys Hook & Loop Sneakers

Get these Toddler Black Panther Light-up Athletic Boys Hook & Loop Sneakers or Hi-Tops for just $22.69 (regularly $35)!

Warner Bros Supergirl Light-Up Girls Sneakers

Get these Warner Bros Supergirl Light-Up Girls Sneakers for just $26.99 (regularly $50)!

Warner Bros Wonder Woman Light-Up Girls Sneakers

Get these Warner Bros Wonder Woman Light-Up Girls Sneakers for just $26.99 (regularly $50)!

Shipping is free on orders over $99.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

23 Apr 2019   ·   0
Men's Glacier Alpine Quarter-Zip Fleece

The North Face Men’s Glacier Alpine Quarter-Zip Fleece only $32.50 (Reg. $65), plus more!

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Love The North Face? Here’s a couple of great deals on Men’s Fleece Jackets!

Men's Glacier Alpine Quarter-Zip Fleece

Right now, Macy’s has a couple of great deals on The North Face Men’s Jackets!

Get this North Face Men’s Glacier Alpine Quarter-Zip Fleece for just $32.50 right now (regularly $65)!

 Men's Glacier Alpine Fleece

Or get this The North Face Men’s Glacier Alpine Fleece for just $35 (regularly $70)!

Shipping is free on orders over $75.

Thanks, Kosher On A Budget!

23 Apr 2019   ·   0
Children's Castle Necklace

Children’s Castle Necklace only $4.99 shipped!

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Looking for a frugal gift idea? Check out this CUTE Children’s Castle Necklace!

Children's Castle Necklace

Jane has these Children’s Castle Necklaces for only $4.99 shipped right now!

Choose from three color options.

Mouse Inspired Necklaces

And don’t forget you can still get these Mouse Inspired Necklaces for only $7.99 shipped right now!

23 Apr 2019   ·   0
Old Navy Women's Linen Pants

Women’s Linen Pants only $10 at Old Navy Today (Reg. $35!)

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Wow! This is such a great deal on Women’s Linen Pants at Old Navy today!

Old Navy Women's Linen Pants

Today only, Old Navy has Women’s Linen Pants for just $10 (regularly $35)!

There are eight different styles to choose from.

Choose free in-store pickup to avoid shipping costs.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

23 Apr 2019   ·   0
Aveeno Sunscreen Lotion

Aveeno Sunscreen and Lotion only $2.99 each at CVS!

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Headed to CVS this week? Grab Aveeno Sunscreen and Lotion for just $2.99!

Aveeno Sunscreen Lotion

You can get Aveeno Sunscreen and Lotion for just $2.99 at CVS this week! Here’s how:

Buy 2 Aveeno Lotion – $8.49
Buy 1 Aveeno Sunscreen Lotion – $13.99
Use 2 $3/1 Aveeno Lotion printable or $3/1 App coupon
Use $3/1 Aveeno Sunscreen printable or $3/1 App coupon
Pay $21.97 out of pocket, Get $10 ECBs and $3 Health & Beauty Rewards
$2.99 each after coupons and ECBs

Thanks, Passionate Penny Pincher!

23 Apr 2019   ·   0
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Free Pepperoni P’Zone from Pizza Hut for Sprint Customers

Are you a Sprint customer? You can score a FREE Pepperoni P’Zone from Pizza Hut!

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Sprint is offering a free Pepperoni P’Zone from Pizza Hut when you download the new free Sprint Rewards App!

Simply download the free Sprint Rewards App, enter in your information, then click on Sprint Rewards and you should see an offer for a free pizza.

Thanks, Freebie Shark!