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Crystal Paine
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I completely agree. We use cash as well and when its gone we raid the pantry and fridge and come up with some very interesting meals.
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Come see a peek into our week this past week -- including our visit to the Farmer's Market, how I spent a quiet afternoon yesterday, and how we're adjusting to life here in TN --> http://bit.ly/1vxjsCV
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I love reading your weekly updates!
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Jenna asked me in a comment earlier this week whether I ever struggled with anything because she felt like I seem more like a machine than a human... Here's a snippet of my response to help set the record straight:

"Truly, Jenna, I wish you could have dropped by my house last week.

You see, last week was a B-A-D week. Really bad.

For five weeks, we’d been running, running, and running. Packing up our house in Kansas, driving 15 hours in one trip to TN, unpacking in our new house in TN, multiple speaking engagements in different states, a wild trip back to Kansas as a family, get-togethers with friends old and new, finding our way around in a new town, hosting out-of-town guests, and starting summer activities, all while running a business and adjusting to a completely new schedule and way of life.

And all that running caught up with me. And I was just plain tired. Bone tired.

The adrenaline wore off last week and the tiredness hit me like a mac truck and engulfed every area of my life. I was irritable. I was on edge. I was creatively drained. And I felt like I had nothing to give to anyone.

I stayed home as much as possible, considered not getting out of bed at all one morning, and was generally a really grouchy person to be around. My poor family and close friends had to deal with a yoga-panted mess of a woman with unfixed hair and a sassy, rude attitude for a few days.

Trust me: it wasn’t pretty..."

Read my full response here (and I hope it encourages you if you're having a tough day or week) -> http://bit.ly/UuWsHY
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Finding the balance between sharing real life and being an encouragement to others can be tricky, I agree!

When I share "the human side" of myself I try to do so after the fact along with a lesson that God taught me or is teaching me in the midst of it all. It helps to take the focus from "woe is me" to "see the difference He makes in my life."

Keep sharing your "human side" because it really is encouraging to know I'm not the only struggling to live out my faith on a daily basis!
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Need some encouragement to get on a better morning routine? This post is for you --> http://moneysavingmom.com/2014/06/morning-routine-day-6.html
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Can cleaning actually be fun?!!  ;)  We usually turn up music really loud and a "10 minute blitz" with a timer keeps the girls and I moving quickly!  Thanks for sharing your list!
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Whew! The past five days have been quite eventful and filled with some very unexpected surprises!

Come see a peek into our week and read about our adventures in FL and TN here --> http://bit.ly/1oBhC0F
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Ever since we've moved to TN and I've been blogging more about our personal, everyday lives, I've been getting question after question about how we've developed such close, authentic relationships with people. In this post I share my heart on some things I've learned about How to Find Good Friends (I'd love to hear your thoughts & struggles on the subject, too!) --> http://bit.ly/UMfI3T
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After dealing with chronic fatigue syndrome and having a difficult time talking to anyone due to the brain fog, I am having a hard time "finding myself" again.  I am so thankful that I have made such a turnaround with my health and I am ready to make time for friends again.  Hopefully I can force myself out of my comfort zone enough to take the initiative to reconnect.  (My good friends tried to stay connected, but I think they might have felt that I didn't want them to.)
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So I’ve been analyzing why I’ve struggled with my morning routine last week. It’s not like the days were awful. By being intentional about my mornings, I got a lot more done in the mornings than I would probably have otherwise. I also did a much better job of not getting on the computer until after the essentials were done in the morning.

However, my morning routines last week were a far cry from what I want them to be. Here's why I think my morning routine didn't work & what I'm changing this week in hopes of improving my morning routines --> http://bit.ly/TWQRcZ
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I’m honored to be guest-posting on Michael Hyatt’s blog today. I’m sharing a really recent major business setback we experienced and what I’m learning through the process. I hope that my story and struggles can encourage you in your journey — whether in your business or personal life --> http://bit.ly/TroQdi
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Whew! It’s been a busy morning! We had soccer camp for Silas, swimming lessons for Kathrynne, and Kaitlynn had to get a tooth pulled at the dentist (poor girl!).

I promised you that I’d post my planned new morning routine for June this morning. And well, it’s not morning still, but I figured you all would understand that life just happens like that sometimes!

In between the busyness of the morning, Jesse and I had a chance to talk about our morning routine, though, and here’s what we came up with --> http://moneysavingmom.com/2014/06/new-morning-routine-er-least-planned-routine.html
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I'm working on a new morning routine for the summer. But on monday I got sidetracked on the computer and wasted the whole morning without much to show for it. But it did motivate me to do better the rest of the week. :)
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I'm hosting a LIVE hangout today at 1pm CST with +Crystal Paine  (+Money Saving Mom® ) for +FaithGateway ! Send us your questions in the comments below or on Twitter with #SayGoodbyeToSurvivalMode http://ow.ly/ujsa7
Register now for the FREE live chat with Crystal Paine, founder of MoneySavingMom.com and author of #saygoodbyetosurvivalmode
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It was an honor to have the opportunity to do a podcast with my friend, Rebecca. Click below to listen in...
 
Are you overwhelmed and living in survival mode? It's time to stop! Be inspired by my podcast wtih +Crystal Paine of +Money Saving Mom®  - as she encourages you to Say Goodbye To Survival Mode
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Great podcast, +Crystal Paine !  I'm so excited about your book and the lives that God will touch through it.
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I'm Crystal Paine. I'm a child of God, wife, homeschool mom of three, blogger, author, speaker, and aspiring runner.

My mission is to challenge women to wisely steward their time and resources and live life on purpose.
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