April 28, 2010
Thanks for stopping by. Whether you know me personally or just stumbled onto my blog randomly, let me tell you a little bit about this FRUGALadee. My college sweetheart (Chris) and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary August 2010. God blessed us with two precious little ones - a daughter (5.5) and our adopted son (3). The adoption was finalized on Oct 27, 2010 after 2 long years!! We've seen God move mountains in this little boys life the entire process! We're so grateful for the AMAZING support from our family and friends and for their faithful love and prayers.
By day, I work part-time as an Office Manager at a non-profit counseling ministry and the rest of the time I manage our home and care for our little ones. My parents (really Chris' parents - I hate using the technical term in-laws!) retired from their jobs and moved here a few years ago to help us with the kids while we're working. We are HUGELY blessed to have their amazing support and care for us and the kids. In my spare time (ha!), I'm a professional organizer. I'm learning to live in the moments (instead of the past or worrying about the future) and revel in God's unexpected blessings TODAY!
I've struggled for months and debated whether or not to start this blog...all along battling the thoughts that my blog wouldn't be good enough or read-worthy! Thankfully, God has allowed me to overcome the fear and doubt and instead, post from the heart. It's nice to have a creative outlet that is enjoyable and helps others. There are a plethora of other AMAZING "Mommy" blogs (as I call them) that are filled with hundreds of deals and online bargains. You can find the list of blogs I follow on my blog roll. I'll refer to them a lot because they're immensely helpful in finding the best deals. Somethings are just too good NOT to share! While I don't reuse paper plates or line dry our clothes, we're making steps to save more and spend less in this season of our lives.
I love the Lord. I love writing. I love encouraging other Mom's and wives. I love (the idea of) being healthy (still trying to "master" this one!) And I love finding good deals and steals. Thus, I started this blog as a way of encompassing all of my loves. Plus, I've concluded that I NEVER want to pay full price for anything again and want to help others do the same! You'll find a little bit of everything here from day to day. Product reviews, healthy recipes, family fun ideas, easy crafts, Bible "universes" (as my 5 year old calls them!), coupons, grocery store deals, inspiration for wives, budgeting goals, personal stories, organizational tips and more.
Settle in with a good latte or sweet tea (if you're a Southern gal) and enjoy!
Brooke - The FRUGALadee
**Please note: Since I work during the day, I'll do most of my postings early in the morning (while the house is quiet) or in the evenings. Therefore, you'll see multiple posts at a time so be sure to scroll down for the latest additions.
**Also, I don't snag every deal that I post. I'm learning to be a better steward of our money and I want others to do the same.