Loving to THRIVE on Thursday!


I pondered last week if I should keep my memberships for many different on-line sources and big box stores.  As Sunday rolled around….needing to make a decision about my THRIVE membership…..I found myself hesitating to cancel the automatic payment of my yearly membership.

As I sat in the quiet of my morning….praying about what were things to cut this year to continue to be THRIFTY AND THRIVING…..I realized part of my reason to want to continue to cut back even more is to open up the opportunities to give more!  More or my time, more of my talents, more of my treasures!

I then re-read the mission of THRIVE.  And I knew I wouldn’t cancel.  Because even if I don’t use my membership once this year (which I know I will!)….I have ensured another family does have the gift of utilizing THRIVE.  I have ensured another family has access to quality products to nourish their family.  MIND BODY SOUL!!!

Thus…..I was able to truly LOVE as God intends us to continually LOVE with AGAPE.

I feel beautiful and peaceful about the decision because I know God pressed it upon my heart.

How do you THRIVE!?  How do you love others….others you may not even know!?  What has GOD pressed upon your heart recently!?  Share below!  Let’s all be THRIFTY and THRIVE together!

Hugs and prayers,

BOOK OF THE DAY:  Really it doesn’t have to be this book…..it can be what ever book pertains to your area…..or one that inspires you to want to garden.  But basically if you want to really cut costs and feel amazing about providing for yourself and family…..get a GARDENING BOOK!  And you can’t say….but I live in the city…..or I don’t have space.  YOU CAN garden in ANYTHING…..ANYWHERE!!!  Check out Pinterest if you need some inspiration!

MOVEMENT FOR THE DAY:  Kettlebells!!!  This dvd was a great way for me to start and learn about proper for but really you can YouTube 10 minute Kettlebell workouts for beginners and receive a vast array of choices.  Don’t let these things intimidate you!  They are amazing!

Thrifty Thursday

I did my grocery shopping yesterday….found some amazing deals.  I am loving being able to get back into the swing of really saving with a purpose.  One of the ways I am able to always cut back on costs is using cash.  Everyone has their methods…what works for them.  But for me CASH is KING…..as Dave Ramsey would say.

So here are just a few of my great finds….and how I plan on taking advantage of these sales into meals.

At United….

BANANAS .37 cents a pound

*I picked up 2 bunches (5 pounds) for $1.92.  As they turn brown I will either turn them into some paleo muffins….but more than likely I will cut them into pieces and freeze them to use in smoothies.  One of my daughters favorite mid day snack is to blend up some bananas and strawberries a scoop of collagen, water and blend!

CABBAGE .47 cents per pound

SWEET ONIONS .99 cents a pound

ZUCCHINI  $1.29 per pound

SWEET POTATOES .99 cents a pound

*This is the most amazing potato (in my opinion)….it can be sweet but I have fallen in love with roasting them with spices that really make your mouth burst with flavor.  I have some green chili in my freezer from New Mexico (thank you Mom and Dad!!!)….and I plan on dicing the potatoes with the onions, zucchini, green chili toss it all with olive oil, salt, garlic….put into the oven on broil for however long it takes to get that nice dark brown to all sides.  Yum!!

JONAGOLD APPLES .99 cents a pound

* I cut up an apple a day for my daughter (she has braces) so she can snack on them during lessons….but I also will chop up some apple with the cabbage and make a simple slaw….with those two items, salt, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, a pinch of cayenne, garlic….bam!


EB EGGS $1.77

*My family loves loves loves eggs….they are so versatile.   My hubby will love having some fried up eggs with the roasted veggies from above.

 CANNED COCONUT MILK $1.99  (Both United and Natural Grocers had this on sale!)

Well that is all I have time for on this Thursday…..these sales are good til next Tuesday (Feb. 2).  Open up your grocery mailers and see how you can plan your meals around the sales.  You might discover just how creative you can become as well as save LOTS of money!

Tomorrow I will talk a bit more about food….what my thoughts are on organic….grass fed…..how I shop and what I do to eat as clean and wholesome as I can and still save money.

Have a glorious Thrifty day!  And if you have any thrifty thoughts PLEASE share….I always love saving a buck :)…..Leave comments below and teach me any of your tricks!

Blessings and hugs always,

BOOK OF THE DAY:  I have had this little book for YEARS now!  I love it.  These simple ingredients have saved me soooo much money with cleaning supplies….hair products….bath products….and so much more!

Today….my regular get up….push-ups….kickbacks…stretch…..
Once I got on the mini trampoline (finished rosary and started a podcast with Joyce Meyer)…..I decided I wanted to do something different every minute… I set a timer to go off every minute….
from there I rotated every minute for 20 minutes total from:
mini trampoline (with weighted vest…..you can put a few books in a backpack)
deep squat with medicine ball overhead throw
step ups with 10# weights
up right rows with 10#
knee up twists with medicine ball (standing lift knee to opposite elbow, twist, change to other side)
bicep curls with squats 10#
*basically I just kept moving from anything each minute….it didn’t matter the sequence…
*Ended with deep mat stretching…done!

Yesterday evening went for a fabulous walk with hubby (about 30-40 minutes)

***Today….I will be seeing my wonderful functional doc to do this crazy vibrating machine….its fun!  And I will be moving wood flooring from one room to the next…..soooo tomorrow I for see as a much lower key day!

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