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20 Jul 2019   ·   2

Free Workshop: How to Write Your First Book in 90 Days

Have you ever thought about writing a book? If so, you’ll want to sign up for the free workshop on how to write and launch your first book in 90 days.

Do You Want to Publish a Book?

Do you have an idea for a book? Or have you ever wondered what the book-writing process was like? Would you love to hear from someone who successfully self-published a book and become a best-selling author?

On Tuesday (July 23, 2019), I’m hosting a free live workshop with Chandler Bolt on how to become a published author. Chandler‘s story is so inspiring — he went from being a college dropout to a 6-figure business owner and bestselling author in less than two years!

In this live workshop, Chandler will walk us through the exact steps you need to take to go from Blank Page to Published Author in 90 days…in just 30 minutes each day. (Click here to register for free.)

Chandler’s students have had massive success implementing the same steps you’re about to learn. In fact, he’s had at least one student publish a book every single day for the last year.

What You’ll Learn in This Free Workshop

In this workshop, Chandler will share:

  • The 3-Step System he uses to write, publish, and launch a bestselling book in as little as 90 days. (And how to use your book to leave a legacy.)
  • How Chandler wrote his first book – 200+ pages – in just 1 week (and how you can, too).
  • An approach to find your book idea in under an hour – and turn your idea into a finished book in just 3 steps and a few hours.
  • How to leverage your book to grow your authority, income, and business.
  • All the details on how Chandler made $4,000/month in book royalties with his first book.

Go sign up to join us at this Free Live Workshop here.

20 Jul 2019   ·   0

Inbox Dollars: Get paid to read emails, take surveys, search the web, and more!

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Looking for ways to make some extra money from home? Try Inbox Dollars!

Inbox Dollars

Sign up for Inbox Dollars and you’ll get paid to read emails, search the web, take surveys, and more. I loved earning free gift cards from this company when Jesse was in law school and I had a lot more time than money.

You won’t get rich using Inbox Dollars, but it’s a really great way to make a few extra bucks each month to stretch your budget a little further!

Sign up here to get started.

Surveys are a great way to make some extra income on the side! This is a great list of legitimate survey sites you can trust!

Looking for more opportunities to make money from home? See my list of recommended survey companies here.

20 Jul 2019   ·   0
Preschool Curriculum

Printable Preschool 9-Week Curriculum for just $12.50!

Looking for some easy preschool curriculum for homeschooling? Check out this great deal!

Preschool Curriculum

The Relaxed Homeschool is offering their Printable Preschool 9-Week Curriculum for just $12.50 when you use code HALFOFF at checkout!

This unit will help teach your preschooler how to:

  • Recognize letters and letter sounds
  • Recognize and name shapes
  • Recognize and name colors
  • Count to 20
  • Work on problem-solving skills using simple puzzles and mazes
  • Work on fine motor skills using color sheets, line matching, and fun mazes

It also includes eight mini units:

  • 5 Senses
  • Opposites
  • Transportation
  • Weather
  • Insects
  • Living or Nonliving
  • Community Helpers
  • Money

Go here to grab this Preschool Curriculum for just $12.50!

20 Jul 2019   ·   1

Gretchen’s $63 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan for 5

Sprouts

I was so excited to finally make it to Sprouts to get my freebies this week! Have you gotten yours yet?

2 Cantaloupe – $0.99 each

1 No Cow Bar – $2.79, used $1/1 Sprouts app coupon AND $1.25/1 Ibotta rebate – $0.54 after coupon and rebate

1 box Kashi Frozen Waffles – $3.79, used Free Sprouts coupon AND $1.25 Ibotta rebate – Free plus overage after coupon and rebate

1 Sprouts Sparkling Lemonade – $1.25, used Free Sprouts coupon – Free after coupon

1 bag Taylor Farms Shredded Lettuce – $1.69, used Free Sprouts coupon – Free after coupon

Received $0.08 from Coinout for scanning receipt (I am LOVING this receipt app!)

Total after coupons and rebate: $1.19

Aldi

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $1.19

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.95

1 Half & Half – $1.59

2 pkg Frozen Broccoli – $0.95 each

3 dozen Eggs – $0.58 each

1 lb Butter – $2.88

1 lb Ground Beef – $3.39 (I went to Aldi before I stopped at Dillons so I was super bummed I had purchased this after seeing the marked down beef at Dillons. Oh well!)

1 pkg Shredded Cheddar Cheese – $1.99

1 pkg Shredded Mozzarella Cheese – $2.69

1 pkg Frozen Tilapia – $3.79

3 pints Blueberries – $0.99 each

1 pkg Peaches – $3.69

1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup – $0.49

1 Honey Bear – $3.29

1 pkg Spreadable Butter – $2.49

1 pkg Snack Crackers – $1.69

1 loaf Bread – $0.89

Received $0.08 from Coinout for scanning receipt

Total: $38.54

Dillons Trip #1

3 cartons Kroger Ice Cream – $0.99 each after coupon

2 Annie’s Mac & Cheese – $1.59, used Buy One, Get One Free e-coupon – $0.79 each after coupon

1 bag Kroger Rice – $0.69

1 No Cow Bar – $2, used $2/1 Ibotta rebate – Free after rebate

5 lbs Ground Beef – Marked down to $0.99 each (I was SO excited to find this and we just used up the last our of ground beef/venison this last week!)

1 Honeydew Melon – Marked down to $0.99

1 bag Green Peppers – Marked down to $0.99

1 bag Squash – Marked down to $0.99

1 bag Nectarines – Marked down t0 $0.99

1 bag Flour – $1.59

4 Clif Bars – Marked down to $0.49 each

Used $0.10 Ibotta rebate for any receipt

Received $0.08 from Coinout for scanning receipt

Total after coupons and rebates: $17.52

Dillons Trip #2

I had to run into another Dillons because the first Dillons was out of cereal.

5 boxes Kellogg’s Cereal – $1.79 each, used $3/5 printable AND $2.55 back in Ibotta rebates – $0.68 each after coupon and rebates

1 bag Mom’s Best Cereal – Marked down to $1.39

1 bag Farmer’s Pantry Cornbread Crisps – Marked down to $1.09

Received $0.08 from Coinout for scanning receipt

Total after coupons and rebates: $5.80

Total for all stores: $63.05

Menu Plan for This Week

We are starting to get lots of veggies from our garden so I’ll be using those this week as well!

Breakfasts

Cereal, Eggs, Toast, Fruit, Oatmeal, Frozen Waffles

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Salad Bar, Mac & Cheese, Cheese/Crackers/Fruit, Leftovers

Dinners

Taco Bar, Leftover Chips

Grilled Tilapia and Chicken, Biscuits, Cantaloupe, Green Beans

Sour Cream Enchiladas, Fruit Salad

Chicken & Rice, Steamed Broccoli

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Tossed Salad

French Toast, Eggs, Fruit

BBQ Meatballs, Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Broccoli

20 Jul 2019   ·   0

Walmart: Free STEAM Day of Play on July 27, 2019

Looking for a fun weekend activity for the kids? Walmart is offering a free STEAM Day of Play on July 27th!

Stop by your local Walmart store on July 27th from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for a free STEAM Day of Play! Kids can enjoy fun STEAM activities, including how to tie-dye, create slime and make a cereal necklace.

Valid at participating Walmart locations only.

Thanks, Freebies4Mom!

20 Jul 2019   ·   1

Barnes & Noble: Free Baby & Me Storytime on July 21, 2019

Looking for a fun activity this weekend? Barnes & Noble is offering a FREE Baby & Me Storytime on July 21st!

Participating Barnes & Noble stores are inviting caregivers and children 0-24 months old to a free Baby & Me Storytime featuring Never Touch A Crocodile! on July 21, 2019 11 a.m.. They will read a book and you can participate in activities building language skills for your little ones.

Plus, get a free Starbucks tall, hot or iced coffee (Café stores only).

Thanks, Freebies4Mom!

19 Jul 2019   ·   20

How to Handle Negative, Critical Comments

What’s the best thing to do when you get a negative comment or find out you have disappointed someone? In this episode, Jesse and I talk about how to handle negative comments and what true confidence looks like. 

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

Crystal Paine with cup of tea

We Get to Choose Our Response

I’m coming at ya with no makeup and wet hair to say this important word to you: We can’t choose what other people say about us or say to us, but we do get to choose our response.

Every day, pretty much, I hear from people who don’t like something I’ve done or not done.

It could be as simple as the fact that I use plastic bags (a number of people have been really bothered by this recently) or something much bigger like that they think I’m failing as a leader (this was something that happened this past year in a leadership position I was in).

How should you respond when other people are bothered, hurt, upset, offended, or critical of you (or are expressing valid concerns)? Well, I’ve made a lot of mistakes in this regard and have learned (and am learning!) a lot of things the hard way.

Our Response is Always Our Responsibility.

True confidence is not figuring out how to get everyone to like you; it’s confidently being true to who you were created to be — even when you know not everyone is going to like you.

This has been one of the greatest (and hardest!) lessons for me to learn in life… that it’s okay if I’m a disappointment to some people or people just don’t like me.

I won’t lie. I still struggle with this many days. But the more that I know who I am in Christ, the less I worry about what other people think. And the more I rest in how much I am loved by God, the less I worry about gaining the approval of others.

I think it will be a lifelong journey for me and I doubt I’ll ever be 100% over ever insecurity this side of heaven. But I’m celebrating the progress and growing confidence to be true to who I have been created to be, regardless of what others think.

This week on the podcast, Jesse and I have a real honest conversation about what to do when you get a negative comment or disappoint someone or someone is just not happy with you for one reason or another. We talk in-depth about how to respond and the difference between being confident and cocky.

Remember: we have no control over what others say to us, but our response is always our responsibility. ❤️

In This Episode: 

[04:38] – Listen for the return of “What’s saving our lives!”

[10:39] – Jesse and I talk about the books we have been reading recently and I share a quote from one that really impacted me.

[14:02] – Check out how to earn Amazon gift cards and hear about our new hot deals email list.

[15:49] – We dig into today’s topic on confidence and disappointing people. What is confidence? How do you build it? How is it different than being cocky?

[28:06] – It’s so easy to fall into the trap of focusing on the negativity of the 1% instead of remembering that there is no way we can please everyone.

[30:03] – What does it look like to truly live as loved?

Links and Resources:

Have feedback on the show or suggestions for future episodes or topics? Send me an email: crystal@moneysavingmom.com

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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19 Jul 2019   ·   2
Columbia Apparel

*HOT* Up to 70% off Columbia Apparel & Shoes + Free Shipping!!

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Wow! Love Columbia apparel? You do not want to miss these amazing deals!

Columbia Apparel

Columbia is offering up to 70% off apparel and shoes right now when you use the coupon code SAVE70 at checkout!! And shipping is FREE if you’re a Columbia Rewards Member (it’s free to sign up)!

Here are some of the best deals available…

Women's Western Ridge™ Half Zip

Get this Women’s Western Ridge Half Zip for only $15.99 shipped (regularly $34.99)! Choose from three colors.

Men’s Silver Ridge Stretch™ Convertible Pant

Get these Men’s Silver Ridge Stretch Convertible Pants for just $19.99 shipped (regularly $70)!

Men's Western Ridge™ Half Zip

Get this Men’s Western Ridge Half Zip for just $23.99 shipped (regularly $75)! Choose from three colors.

Women’s OutDry Ex Blitz Rain Jacket

Get this Women’s OutDry Ex Blitz Rain Jacket for just $47.19 shipped (regularly $99)!

Women's Redmond™ Mid Waterproof Hiking Shoe

Get these Women’s Redmond Mid Waterproof Hiking Shoes for just $47.92 shipped (regularly $100)!

Get this Kids’ CSC Hoodie for just $15.92 shipped (regularly $50)!

Get this Men’s Thistletown Ridge Polo for just $17.52 shipped (regularly $45)!

Shop the entire Columbia sale here.

Don’t forget to use code SAVE70 to get the best discount!

And remember — shipping is FREE if you’re a Columbia Rewards Member (it’s free to sign up)!

Valid through July 30, 2019.

19 Jul 2019   ·   0
Ozark Trail 3 Person Kids Camping Tent Bundle

Ozark Trail 3 Person Kids Camping Tent Bundle only $29 (Reg. $119!)

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Love camping? This Ozark Trail 3 Person Kids Camping Tent Bundle is perfect for little campers and would provide lots of outdoor entertainment for kids!

Ozark Trail 3 Person Kids Camping Tent Bundle

Walmart has this Ozark Trail 3 Person Kids Camping Tent Bundle for only $29 right now! This is regularly $119 so this is a GREAT deal!

This bundle includes a 3-person tent, two kids sized quad chairs, two nap pads and a carry bag.

Choose free in-store pickup to avoid shipping costs.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

19 Jul 2019   ·   1
Mainstays Collapsible Storage Ottoman

Mainstays Collapsible Storage Ottoman only $16.82 (Reg. $50!)

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Here’s a great deal on this Mainstays Collapsible Storage Ottoman!

Mainstays Collapsible Storage Ottoman

Walmart has this Mainstays Collapsible Storage Ottoman for just $16.82 right now (regularly $50)!

This Ottoman can be used as a storage compartment perfect for blankets, throw pillows, games, books, magazines, electronics and gaming accessories, and more! Choose from multiple color options.

Choose free in-store pickup to avoid shipping costs.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

19 Jul 2019   ·   0

Reebok Girls’ Mesh Back Jersey Jacket only $2.99!

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Get one of these cute Reebok Girls’ Mesh Back Jersey Jacket for under $3 right now!

Proozy has this Reebok Girls’ Mesh Back Jersey Jacket for just $2.99 when you use the promo code MSM299 at checkout! Limit one per person.

This is regularly $30 so this is a great deal. Shipping is just $5.95 so you’ll pay just $8.94 total.

Valid through July 23, 2019.

19 Jul 2019   ·   0
Thermos Funtainer 10 Ounce Food Jar

LOWEST Prices on Thermos Products!

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Wow! Today only, Amazon is offering lowest prices on Thermos products! Here are some deals you can score…

Thermos Funtainer 10 Ounce Food Jar

Get this Thermos Funtainer 10 Ounce Food Jar for just $9.99!

Get this Thermos Funtainer 12 Ounce Bottle for just $9.99!

Get this Firetruck Thermos Novelty Soft Lunch Kit for only $8.24!

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.