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Scrimping for Christmas gifts? Here’s some help!

I just found out about an amazing rebate deal from the folks at Vision Forum. They carry more high-quality children’s toys, books, and videos than you can shake a stick at (make that gifts for the whole family–but the kid stuff is what I’ve drooled over these past few weeks!).

I thought I’d put myself on their email list, but I must have done it wrong, because I didn’t hear about this rebate deal until I stumbled across someone else’s blog last night and saw the banner. So I’m putting one up here for you. Click away! The rebates are good through December 11 and are really substantial. My husband’s grandfather sent us a check last week with explicit instructions to spend it only on Christmas gifts. Needless to say, after all the budget-crunching and scrimping I’d been doing, this was like giving me license to eat my heart out in a chocolate shop! Gotta admit I blew most of it at Vision Forum for the children. 😉 Enjoy!

About the Queen…

Amanda Livenwell is the pen name of a stay-at-home mom who shares the adventure of living large on one income in, yes, a double-wide trailer! Join our family as we say goodbye to suburbia, trim down, and start saving to build our own home. We're going to talk about doing it yourself, living beautifully on less, making do or doing without, and counting it all joy in the process. We'll cover prep-work and painting, refacing kitchen cabinets, flooring on the cheap, tiling over laminate, upholstering furniture, and just rolling up our sleeves in general. If you love home improvement, this is the place for you. Let's get cracking!

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What Inspires Me Most!

"She seeks wool and flax, and willingly works with her hands. She girds herself with strength, and strengthens her arms. She perceives that her merchandise is good, and her lamp does not go out by night. She stretches out her hands to the distaff, and her hand holds the spindle. She watches over the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness." ~ Proverbs 31:13, 17-19, 27

"Do you see a man who excels in his work? He will stand before kings;he will not stand before unknown men." ~ Proverbs 22:29

"The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing; but the soul of the diligent shall be made rich." ~ Proverbs 13:4

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