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16 Oct 2018   ·   1

Courtship Rules + Our First Kiss (a really vulnerable podcast episode)

I loved your responses to last week’s podcast episode on hospitality! You all inspired me by how you shared various ways you are committing open up your home.

And some of you even told me you were going to get brave and join me in my commitment to open our home up every week! That just made me so happy… and so inspired to continue on opening up our doors.

(That’s us during our courtship, in case you couldn’t figure it out! Jesse with his too big jeans on because he was so skinny that they didn’t really make jeans small enough for his waist and me with my home-sewn jumper and thrift store Birkenstocks and too small sunglasses that looked like goggles. Also, were we supposed to be posing or walking in this picture? I’m not sure! ;))

Speaking of getting brave, I’ll be honest and tell you that this week’s episode is a little vulnerable for me to put out to the world. In fact, after we recorded it, I had to set aside my fears and insecurities of what you might think when you listen to this.

Like I told you in Episode 1, our love story is unconventional… and today’s episode where Jesse and I share more of our story certainly proves that! (And it’s okay if you think it all sounds weird or crazy after you listen!)

But I hope it gives you more of a peek into our history and background… and might help you get to know us a little bit better!

In This Episode:

[01:02] – Want to know a secret? I was really scared of having older kids, especially teenagers. It hasn’t been at all how I expected!

[03:56] – I’ve fallen in love with the Libby app — and I’m not even much of an app person! I tell you why I love it so much and how I use it (including my tip for listening to books a little faster!)

[07:32] – Chasing Excellence by Ben Bergeron is a book I can’t stop talking about. Even if you don’t care a thing about CrossFit, you should read this book!

[10:12] – In the first episode of my podcast, my husband, Jesse, joined me as my guest. He’s back today to share the story of our unconventional courtship and engagement!

[14:41] – Jesse and I discuss the rules our parents set for our courtship, the pros and cons of a long distance relationship, and how we wished we could have gotten married sooner.

[22:41] – We talk about how weird it was to not have a parent chaperone with us at all times after we got married.

[24:45] – Our first kiss was on our wedding day… but technically not really at our wedding ceremony. You’ll have to listen in to hear the whole story!

[25:52] – I usually answer a question at the end of the podcast by myself, but today, I have Jesse help me answer a question about how we make our marriage a priority with our kids and businesses.

Links and Resources Mentioned in the Podcast:

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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16 Oct 2018   ·   0

Money Saving Mom’s Daily Deal Round-Up for October 16, 2018

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16 Oct 2018   ·   0

Multi-Function Diaper Bag Backpack for just $13.99!

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This popular deal is back, but at an even LOWER price than last time!

Amazon has this Diaper Bag Backpack for just $13.99 when you use coupon code RLPWJGQF at checkout — the LOWEST price on record!

This has a large capacity main compartment with multiple storage pockets, an insulated bottle pocket that holds two bottles of milk to optimize temp control, bottom zipper for quick access, a hidden insulated pocket on the strap, and a changing pad!

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.

Valid through October 20th, while supplies last.

16 Oct 2018   ·   0

LEGO Classic Ocean’s Bottom Building Kit for just $20.99!

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Amazon has this LEGO Classic Ocean’s Bottom Building Kit for just $20.99 right now — the LOWEST price on record!

This is a great one to buy now at this low price and put it away for Christmas!

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!

16 Oct 2018   ·   0

Scripture Inspired Pendants only $8.99 shipped!

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Jane has these Scripture Inspired Pendants for only $8.99 shipped right now!

Choose from 25 different designs.

These scripture pendants are a beautiful reminder to live life gracefully and with purpose.

16 Oct 2018   ·   0

Rare! Get a Ranger Rick magazine subscription as low as $10 per year!

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Yay! This reader-favorite deal is finally back!

Right now, you can get a one-year subscription to Ranger Rick Magazine for only $11.99 per year when you use coupon code MONEYSAVING at checkout.

Even better, when you order a TWO year subscription for $19.95 the price drops to under $10 per year!

This is a super rare deal that we don’t see very often, and it’s a fantastic way to keep kids reading and excited about getting mail of their own. Don’t forget, you can also use this deal to extend the life of your current Ranger Rick subscriptions!

Ranger Rick Insides

Ranger Rick Magazine: Ranger Rick is a book for boys and girls ages 7-12. Each issue is packed with full-color photos of animals and stories of adventure. Ranger Rick is published by the National Wildlife Federation and focuses on teaching young kids about wildlife, nature and conservation. This magazine subscription is perfect for children who love the outdoors and animals.

This offer expires 10/17/18 at 11:59 PM EST.

Are you looking for other magazine titles? You can use coupon code MONEYSAVING to save 20% off of most titles at DiscountMags!

16 Oct 2018   ·   0

Message Bar Necklaces only $7.99 shipped!

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Jane has these Message Bar Necklaces for only $7.99 shipped right now!

These dainty and simple necklaces are nicely adorned with an etched message bar of your choice! Choose from 10 different messages.

These would make such cute gift ideas.

16 Oct 2018   ·   0

KidKraft Farm Train Set only $30.30 shipped!

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Amazon has this KidKraft Farm Train Set for only $30.30 shipped 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 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, Hip2Save!

16 Oct 2018   ·   0

Seventh Generation Baby Diapers (124 Count Box) only $0.14 per diaper shipped!

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Right now, Amazon is having an October Family Event where you can save 35% off the purchase of two or more select Baby items or 20% off one select Baby Item! No promo code needed.

Even better, these promotions are stacking on select items! You can score Seventh Generation Baby Diapers (124 Count Box) for only $0.14 per diaper shipped after the discounts.

Seventh Generation Free & Clear Size-3 Baby Diapers (124 Count Box) – $38.65
Buy two = $77.30
Save 35% off two select Baby Items
Save 20% off one select Baby Item
Shipping is free
$34.78 shipped – just $17.39 per box and only $0.14 per diaper!

Thanks, Hip2Save!

16 Oct 2018   ·   0

Free Rubbermaid Food Storage Containers 28-Piece Set after rebate!

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Top Cash Back is offering a $10 rebate on a Rubbermaid Food Storage Containers 28-Piece Set purchased from Walmart, making it FREE!

Here’s how to get your FREE Rubbermaid Food Storage Containers Set:

1. Head here for the special Rubbermaid Set offer and sign up for a new Top Cash Back account.

2. Order the 28-piece Rubbermaid Set for $9.12. Select free in-store pickup at your local Walmart to avoid shipping costs.

3. Within 21 days, your Top Cash Back account will be credited with $10 — enough to cover the cost + tax!

4. After you receive the $10 payment in your Top Cash Back account, you can choose to transfer it to your bank account or request a Paypal payment.

This is for new Top Cash Back members only. If you are already a member, you are allowed to sign up another adult in your household.

This deal is valid through October 19, 2018 — or while supplies last.

16 Oct 2018   ·   0

GoGo squeeZ Applesauce on the Go, Apple Cinnamon (12 pouches) only $4.29 shipped!

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Amazon has these GoGo squeeZ Applesauce on the Go, Apple Cinnamon (12 pouches) for only $4.29 shipped when you clip the 15% off e-coupon and checkout through Subscribe & Save!

That’s like paying only $0.35 per pouch shipped!

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

Thanks, Kosher On A Budget!

16 Oct 2018   ·   2

Bai Flavored Water, 6 pack only $6.28 shipped!

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Amazon has these Bai Flavored Water, Brasilia Blueberry (6 count) for only $6.28 shipped when you clip the 25% off e-coupon and checkout through Subscribe & Save!

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

16 Oct 2018   ·   0

LEGO Friends Friendship Box Building Kit only $39.99 shipped!

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Amazon has this LEGO Friends Friendship Box Building Kit for only $39.99 shipped – the lowest price ever 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, Passionate Penny Pincher!

16 Oct 2018   ·   0

Sanuk Women’s Yoga Sling 2 Sandals as low as $11.85!

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Amazon has the highly rated Sanuk Women’s Yoga Sling 2 Sandals marked down as low as $11.85 right now!

Prices vary depending on the size and color you choose.

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!

16 Oct 2018   ·   0

Krispy Kreme: Get One Dozen Krispy Kreme Doughnuts for only $6 on October 17-18, 2018!

Krispy Kreme: Get One Dozen Krispy Kreme Doughnuts for only $6.99 on March 12-14, 2018!

Calling all Krispy Kreme Rewards Members! Check your email for a possible coupon to get one dozen doughnuts for only $6 on October 17-18, 2018! Just show your Rewards Barcode in the Krispy Kreme App or your email at the register.

Limit 2 dozen per member.

Not a Rewards Member? Sign up here for free!

Thanks, Hip2Save!