You may have noticed something a little different about my blog today:
See that author name? It’s not mine!
I want to take a moment to introduce you to a friend of mine named Mandie.
Earlier this month, I set a goal for myself to only blog 25 hours per week. I want to honor my husband and my family, spend plenty of time with them, and not get so sucked into sharing deals and my life through blog posts that I miss out on what’s truly important. I believe one of my top priorities is to be the best wife to John and mom to my three girls that I can be (with God’s grace, of course)!
I haven’t yet felt like I need to give up blogging, but I’ve been praying about how I can multiply and make the best use of my time.
Mandie is an answer to those prayers.
Several years ago, when I first found out what a blog was and started following a few, I ran across Mandie’s coupon blog. She later discontinued writing there, but she was part of the inspiration for me starting this blog!
We’ve stayed in touch on Facebook, and as I mentioned above, I was praying for some guidance and direction on what to do. That’s when Mandie came to mind!
I emailed her…she said okay…and we’re now giving it a trial run. Mandie will be posting a few deals each day during the week, and we’re both really excited about it. It’s a win-win for both of us!
I really think you’re going to love her!
Here is a little bit of Mandie’s bio:
“You can find me enjoying life as a homemaker with my three favorite little guys, Kyler,Dylan, and Rylee, loving on my amazing hubby, Brandon, carried away in a devotional or worship music, digging through the Word, watching my favorite shows (currently Parenthood), buried in a good book, drinking java, recording memories on my Mommyhood journal blog, researching and planning for homeschooling, teaching my little ones, captivated in a good movie, decorating on a dime, cooking fabulous meals frugally, or simply spending time with wonderful family and friends. I absolutely love this life God has blessed me with!”