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Answering God's Call

I just finished reading One Call Away by Brenda Warner, wife of Kurt Warner. I got it in the mail yesterday afternoon, started it last night, stayed up until 3am reading it, and finished it this morning. I literally could not put this book down, it was that good. This book is basically a memoir by Brenda Warner of her life from birth till the present day. She details all of the ups and downs that she has gone through in great personal detail, from growing up on a farm with her parents to living life as a millionaire married to a football star. The one constant in her life has been her unshakable faith.

Before reading this book, I really had no idea who Brenda Warner was, yet this book grabbed me from the very first page. Brenda went from being a child who grew up poor to being married to a philandering husband, to being a single mom on food stamps and welfare, counting every penny, to being rich and married to a wonderful and godly man. Her journey was one that was I could so relate t…

Espresso For Your Spirit

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I just wanted to take some time to share about a book I read recently, Espresso For Your Spirit, by Pam Vredevelt. This book is a quick read, 28 short chapters full of humor, Scripture, touching stories, and more. This is a book designed to give parents a short pick-me-up when they are worn out. I was excited to read this book, because if you know me, you know I love coffee! ;)

I had read another one of Pam's books several years ago, Empty Arms, when I had a miscarriage. That book gave me a lot of comfort and hope at that time, so I was excited to read another title by her - this time, something a little more uplifting. I thoroughly enjoyed learning a little bit more about Pam and her family, and this book made me laugh, cry, and everything in between. I read it in just one day and couldn't put it down. I now can't wait to read some of her other books as well!

This book also includes a "Koffee Klatch Questions" discussion guide that includes questions for each c…

Walgreens Deals 8/21

These are some new Walgreens deals that started 8/21.

-Dawn dish soap, 99 cents w/ in-ad coupon, plus use 50 cent off coupon from paper = 49 cents ea.

-Keebler cookies, Rice Krispie treats 4/$10 + get back $5 Register Rewards (RRs), use 2 $1/2 Keebler cookies and/or Rice Krispie treats from paper = 4/$3 or 75 cents ea.

-Glade scented oil refills 2/$5 + get back $1 RR, use $1/2 coupon from paper = 2/$3 or $1.50 ea.

-Viva paper towels $5.99 - $1 off Walgreens coupon - 60 cent off coupon from paper = $4.30 or 73 cents/roll

-Ultra Tuf trash bags 36 ct. $2.99 w/ in ad coupon

-Sharpies 39 cents (limit 6)

-Scotch tape 39 cents (limit 3)

-got 2b styling products B1G1 free + use 2 $2/1 coupons from September All You magazine = 99 cents ea.

-Dove or Degree Clinical Deodorant 3/$18 + get back $6 RR, use B1G1 free Dove coupon + $1 off Degree coupon = 3/$5 or $1.66 ea!

-Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor - grab the "bonus pack" that comes with a travel size shave gel and aftershave! - $9.99 …

12 cent Cereal at Walmart

I don't know how long this will last, but right now at the East side Walmart on Avenue J, you can get the Malt-O-Meal Crunch Berries cereal for just 12 cents per bag, WITHOUT a coupon!!! They have it priced @ $3.12 on the tag, but it's ringing up @ $3.28. When it rings up, tell the cashier it is marked incorrectly and they will give you a price adjustment for $3 off per their "price match" policy, making the bag of cereal just 12 cents! We have already bought two bags @ 12 cents and they still haven't changed the tag yet. Hurry in and pick up a few! :)

Walmart Trip 8/19

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For those of us who were fortunate enough to receive the "art of summer striptease" coupon booklet in the mail, we received some amazing coupons! Despite its unfortunate name (striptease, really?!) it had some wonderful coupons, including three freebies! I took the three best ones and headed to Walmart.I purchased:-1 Skintimate shave gel FREE
-1 box Playtex Gentle Glide FREE
-1 box Playtex Sport FREETotal tab was $11.32 and all I paid was the 91¢ sales tax, for a total savings of $10.41, or 92%!

Walgreens Trip 8/19

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Did an impromptu trip at Walgreens tonight! Stopped by to pick up their ad as I missed getting a paper last Sunday, and we flipped through it right there and made a good plan of action. ;)First transaction:-Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor, priced @$9.99. Used $4 off coupon and received $4 back in Register Rewards (RRs).Transaction #2:-select Dove products priced @ 4/$15. Bought 2 Dove bodywashes, 1 Dove Men+Care bodywash, and 1 Dove Men+Care loofah/scrubbing tool. Used 3 $1 off coupons and the $4 off rr, plus received back a $5 rr. 3rd transaction:Huggies Slip-on diapers, priced @ $9.49. Used $5 off rr plus a $2 off huggies coupon. Bought a 49¢ candy bar as a "filler" as Walgreens only allows you to use 1 coupon per item purchased. Received back $2 rr.Transaction #4:Next we bought Herbal Essences conditioner. Priced @ $3, we used the $2 rr and a $1 off HE coupon, again using a 49¢ candy bar as a filler. Received back a $1 rr.Final transaction:
Herbal Essences conditioner @ $…

Albertsons Trip 8/19

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Did a quick trip to Albertsons tonight!They are running one of my favorite sales, buy 10 selected items, get $5 off. Of course I always pick items I have coupons for! :)Today I bought:
-4 jars Ragu pasta sauce @ 49¢ ea.
-2 jars Skippy peanut butter @ 99¢ ea.
-2 Wishbone salad dressings @ 49¢ ea.
-2 bottles Kraft BBQ sauce @ 79¢ ea.There was a $2 off any one canister of kool-aid coupon stuck to the BBQ sauce so I threw in one of those @ $1.69. :)Altogether my bill totalled up to $37.69 and with the sales and my coupons I paid just $8.09 for a total savings of $29.60, or 79%!Coupons I used:
-2 $1/2 Ragu
-1 $1/2 Skippy
-2 50¢/1 Wishbone dressing
-1 $2/1 kool-aid