Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A Changing of Seasons.....

Along with summer changing into fall, our life has changed from being fairly predictable, into chaos!  Good things are happening, but it's still a little koo-koo-kachoo.  The kids have of course gone back to school, so we're back to the after school routine of snack, homework, play, dinner, baths, bedtime....all in about half an hour it seems!  Randy's work situation has been changing week to week, we recently found out we're expecting baby #5, and the most recent and very exciting thing to happen is that we closed on our first house this week! We were in the process for months, but it was very well worth it and we now have a large task ahead of us to get it cleaned, painted, sided, floors refinished, etc. in about a month to be able to move out of our townhouse on time.

Because of all that, I'm going to be taking a break from real serious bargain shopping and blogging for the time being.  I'm already feeling stretched in 1000 directions and am not giving anything 100%.  I thought I could make it happen, but from the lack of posts recently it's obvious that the blog isn't making the cut, lol.  If I try to keep it up right now I end up not being completely "here" to take care of my family and home - and new house!  And while I love saving money and sharing it with all of you, my first priority is my family.

While I won't have the time to search for and post all the deals, I will be checking my email daily.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at I will try to post when I come across something too good to keep to myself or when I have "extra time", but in the meantime, there's lots of good stuff on here that's still current even if the weekly deals aren't up, so look around and check it out.
Hopefully we'll breeze through all the work at the house and I'll be back soon!  I can't believe the Christmas shopping season is right around the corner and I can't wait to see all the Black Friday deals!

Please check out these awesome blogs while I'm away.......
Balancing Beauty & Bedlam (love it! I love her list of "things I'm passionately pursuing" on her side bar - she inspires me!)
Coupon Saving Game
Farm Home Life
Frugal Coupon Living
Frugal Girls
Frugal Living NW
Grand Rapids Tightwad (great "local" happenings - for me anyways!)
It's Hip to Save (great blog for all kinds of things! freebies, samples, weekly lists, etc - one of my faves!)
Money Saving Madness
Money Saving Methods
Money Saving Mom
Mummy Deals
Nicole's Nickels
Spending Less & Living More
Tip Junkie (I blogged about this site just before Mother's Day, and I love all the creative inspiring ideas!)
V & Co. (I love her craftiness! And I'm so jealous of her darling skirts, lol)


Stephanie said...

Thanks for the link! As a former Michigander, I love connecting with my roots. :)

Stephanie @ Coupon Saving Game

Suz said...

Congrats on the house and the baby! What a lot going on at once... all good though! :) Enjoy it!

Mara said...

Stephanie - you're very welcome!

Suz - thank you! It's been crazy, but we're trying to enjoy it. =)

I really appreciate both of your blogs!