Showing posts from 2017

Shopping with SNAP

My family receives snap which is commonly known as food stamps. This post is to inform you of places you might not know accepts snap.

1. Dollar Tree
2. Dollar General
3. Braums deli dept
4. Aldis

When I shop with snap at Dollar tree many things there are not cost effective or they are actually more expensive than at a bigger grocery store. Most of their frozen items you might only be spending $1 but if you look at the size and portion you are actually paying more for less. I do buy their bigger packs of frozen popsicles, their bread, and snack foods.

Dollar general has a variety of products that are comparative in price and size to grocery stores in their store brand. I often buy their can goods 2/$1, snacks, sodas, chips, milk, etc. A great choice for 10 items or less. I wouldn't recommend for more as their not made for big shopping trips.

Braums is known for their ice cream which is my personal favorite because they have a sugar free line in their deli dept, but you can also fi…

4 Meals with 5 pounds ground beef for under $20

I'm using a 5lb chub of ground beef I bought at Aldi's for $9.99. If you don't have an Aldi's and live in Texas Heb has ground turkey for $1.75lb or $1lb on sale. I usually don't buy ground beef because ground turkey is cheaper and I just started shopping at Aldi's again because they accept snap which we receive. Your price might be more depending on where you live but ground turkey works great if seasoned just right. For this post I made 4 meals using my 5 lbs of ground beef.
Crock-Pot Meatloaf
BBQ Bacon Cheese Burgers
Sloppy Joe Spaghetti

I didn't use recipes for these meals. I added about 1.5 of the ground beef to Crock-Pot and mixed with worschire sauce, Dijon mustard, ketchup, soy sauce, garlic powder n seasoning salt. I also added ketchup, Dijon mustard n worchesire mixture on too n cooked on high for 4 hours. That will be served with mashed potatoes n green beans. Any cheap can or in season veggies would work.
The tacos were 1 lb ground beef n…

Failed! 2 Weeks No Spend Challenge

If your joining me you can do it for a shorter or longer period of time depending on your personal goals and needs. My goal is to pay our mortgage on time with the money that I do not spend. As of today our mortgage payment for October due on the first is 24 days behind. Last week I spent $180 between Aldis and Heb and decided I needed to make a change and to stop over spending.
This is day 3 of the challenge.
Day 1: I stayed home and busy
Day 2: I stopped looking at my heb digital app coupons
Day 3: I turned off the notifications for my young living oils group event which were having a sale on oils.
Day 4:  see my post on facebook I didnt spend any $ at walmart!
Day 5: spent a few bucks on boys clearance toys at Dollar general
Day 6: I'm an emotional spender it's an ongoing battle but the items bought were needs pants for my oldest son n both boys needed more shoes, I didn't need boots but they were just $10 n I did need pants n they were just $18 although I shouldn't…

Celebrating Freedom Undeserved Love, Mercy, & Grace

Celebrating Freedom Undeserved Love, Mercy, & Grace March 23rd marked my 8yrs release anniversary. On this day my rose bush bloomed one of the buds. My husband and me counted 8 additional buds not yet bloomed and so he said that's 8 yrs freedom and one to grow on, lol. That's God's love always giving more hope, more forgiveness, mercy, and grace than what we ask for or deserve.  I pray that we can each live like we were to die tomorrow and most importantly live to please God and to serve His purpose and His plans. I'm the least of the least of these and I am not a great or worthy role model of this. What I lack hopefully I make up in persistence, stubbornness, and faith. Don't let anyone, anything, or any circumstance keep you down! Don't be too harsh on yourself; give yourself love, forgiveness, and patience. I hope to hear from you soon! Love in Christ, Your Sister Kim Fincher *Get your free amazon ebooks when you get out  search for Author:…

Celebrating Freedom from Addiction

if you know someone in jail or prison that could use some encouragement print out my posts here's a link to some of the posts included.
I was saved once in prison and know the struggle with addiction. Today i celebrate 8 years of freedom! Anything is possible with Faith, Hope and Love.
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We're Called to Love

We're Called to Love “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!” 1 John 3a “This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love; not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. We know that we live in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Saviour of the world. If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the…

Your Position of Privilege and Purpose

P.O.P.P. Position of Privilege and Purpose
Would you be considered privilege to a group of people could this be a ministry for you? God's purpose is for us to love all His people, encourage them and to lift them up. What trials are you in now? And have overcome? What are you learning and could share with someone else? Are there people who would consider you to be in a position of privilege? God's passionate zeal (2Kings 19:31) is working towards His purpose for each of us-supernaturally.
Don't stop at that mountain and turn back around or that road block. God will give you another route and the strength and courage to climb up and over that mountain. Just read about King Hezekiah and be inspired. 2 Kings 20. You have a God given purpose no matter how small or insignificant it might seem to you or in comparison to others. It might be as humble and simples as being a good steward, mom, wife, husband, father, worker. Start looking…

The passionate commitment of the Lord of Heaven's Armies will make this happen!

I've been meditating on this scripture since me and my husband read 2 Kings 19 yesterday morning and i wanted to share it with you. It brings me assurance of who I serve- a Mighty God!
 "For a remnant of my people will spread out from Jerusalem, a group of survivors from Mount Zion. The passionate commitment of the Lord of Heaven's Armies will make this happen!" vs. 31 
It's even better when you read the whole chapter and see what's taking place. We serve a might Father God and nothing can get in the way of His plans for our good! Praise the Lord!
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Many Changes Happen to Us What Changes Are We Choosing to Make

Life is all about change. God created us to evolve and to change with the seasons. In that change their is stability if we hold steady to our soul core values but to avoid change is to avoid truly living. I pray that we don't let the fear of something new stop us from trying new things and in that growing and changing for the better of our families and ourselves. I pray for God's very best plans to change us from the inside out so our eyes focus on his heart not our desires.