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I have been thinking a lot about how I want to do the blog in 2018. I do know for certain I want to do more & more personal posts…..that was always an ambition of mine for this website from the very beginning. My motto is all things “frugal fashion finances & fun.”

So this is the beginning of a tradition I want to work hard to maintain…..Fun Five (things) on Fridays. Things I did. Things I saw. Deals I got. OOTD. Anything for you.

So I hope you have some fun too! Here we go!

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After my podcast fiasco last week (I talked about it on Facebook) & also investing some into the new condo (hello new appliances & some furniture), I have put myself on a strict spending fast. My fire was lit. I want to have a well-stocked bank account after this necessary spending & really be proud about continuing on my own financial journey. I do have some planned items (including a fast weekend trip to IN this weekend) but I am not buying ANYTHING for myself beyond foods/groceries & of course paying my bills. I even returned some cutie clothes I bought from ThredUp.

I also have a dear friend out of town who having a hard time. She mentioned to me that she was lacking some journaling supplies, so I rushed right over to Amazon to order, I thought to have some goodies delivered right to her. As I looked at my cart I really realized “Oh, I am the journaling queen! I have extras of these things on hand!” So I hoped on up & made my own package. Small wins, kids!

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Speaking of journaling, you know the last few months I have really just gotten more & more in-depth with my own journaling after waning for quite sometime. This week I found a new Facebook blogger page, Lavendaire. I can’t stop scrolling & watching her simple videos! Her journaling philosophy is very similar to mine. I am loving it. Go check her out!

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Wednesday I snagged a free meal @ my beloved Noodles & Company through my rewards ap. Man, it was so great to enjoy a favorite treat for FREE & it just reminded me that 1 of the biggest parts of couponing is to not forget aps & not to forget to always collect reward points on any loyalty program!

Speaking of, McDonalds is giving free fries to their ap users every Friday for the rest of 2018 (*Disclaimer* Yes McDonald’s is NOT my normal writing on this blog! I try to stay really healthy! But an occasional fry is OK!) You can read more about the freebies in this article here.

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I am sharing this video of how you can help me help kids @ Christmas, 2018. I am running dangerously low on battery coupons!

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A few fun & frugal things for you this weekend!

25% off @ DaySpring. Use code THANKYOU @ checkout.

DETROITERS can save 20% off non-sale items in store @ Better Health, too. Use the coupon here through 7/31.

BOGO FREE large candles at Yankee Candle. Use code WC18 @ checkout.

Heeled sandals @ ShoeDazzle are only $15!

20% off everything @ Bath & Body Works. Use code WEHEARTSUN @ checkout. (BTW…fall scents are out!)

Garden of Life 4 oil Essential Oils (Lavender, Lemon, Tea Tree, & Peppermint) starter pack w/ FREE diffuser only $32.49! Holy cow, a diffuser almost costs that much on their own! You can buy from Better Health Store online here.

Also this essential oil necklace is just too cute & too good of a steal to pass up. I’m going to order one for my migraine times.

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Written by Bonny Buckner

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