Friday, July 14, 2017

Friday

Happy Friday! 


-ONE-
I recapped our fabulous beach vacation earlier this week! If you missed them, you can catch them here and here. We are already planning a trip back to the beautiful 30A next year and are counting down the days!






-TWO-
We have become so obsessed with "Bloodline!" We both can't believe we didn't watch it when it first came out, but we've already gotten through one season in true binge-watching form. Brandon and I both love us some Kyle Chandler and he definitely doesn't disappoint in this series. Has anyone else watched? 


-THREE-
I'm all abut saving money, even in little ways. Whether utilizing Walmart Online Grocery for our groceries {lower prices and not having to haul two kids into a store...best thing ever}; buying my boys' smocked outfits from online resale shops {my favorite for boys is the Snips & Snails Facebook group}; or even doing price comparisons before I purchase something online -- and using sites like Ebates and RetailMeNot -- all help us, because let's face it: we all pay too much for what we have to have and don't need added expenses where we don't have to have them! 

I say all of this to say that I took a few minutes earlier this week to call our cell phone, Internet and cable companies to ask if they would lower our rates...and guess what? They did! It wasn't much ($5 off our monthly cell phone bill and $9 off of our Internet bill while adding faster service) but still, $14/month savings will definitely add up. Hey, it's a Chick-fil-A date with my boys once a month, right?! ;) So don't be afraid to call them and just ask. Yes, it takes time {mine was about a 50-minute time commitment}, but I'll take it for some money in my pocket! 




-FOUR-
Did anyone get anything good on Prime Day? I posted about my random Prime Day list earlier this week...and trust me when I say it's random! Ha! But these were all priced so well and I'm glad Amazon does a little "Christmas in July" so I can grab a few needed items and actual Christmas gifts at great prices. 



-FIVE-
I'm probably pretty boring this Friday, and I apologize for that! We've honestly had quite a low-key week getting back into the swing of things...and I'm honestly loving the slower days. 

This week we did a lot of playing at home, went to a little children's museum, had a Chick-fil-A date for Cow Appreciation Day and a Slurpee date for 7/11 Day, took Walker to his karate practice, had our babysitter take the boys to a fun little indoor play place for a couple of hours, Walker started summer camp at school, we met my sister-in-law and nephew at the library for story time, and we are anxiously awaiting Brandon's summer Friday hours today! I'm hoping we can squeeze in some pool time today and just enjoy a weekend of no commitments! 








Linking up with: April, Amanda, Andrea and Katie 
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19 comments:

  1. I'm so impressed with your savings you got this week! Maybe I need to make a phone call to our cell phone company! I hope y'all have a great and relaxing weekend!

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  2. Look at you calling the cell phone and cable company willingly! I hate dealing with those types of companies with a fiery, burning passion.I'll give you one month of my savings if you call mine next :) :) :) Hope you enjoy your laid back weekend!!

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  3. Those companies are almost always willing to throw a deal if it retains customers!! I am still loving all of your beach photos. And yay for a low key weekend!

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  4. I'm excited for my amazon stuff to come in today / tomorrow!! I love bloodline but this last season started off a little slow for us so we stopped watching, but we will finish it soon!! Happy Friday! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  5. Love the savings.
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  6. Those are some great savings you scored! It's funny - I've been ALL over budgeting and saving money the past few weeks, so I love seeing that others are on the same page.

    Also, your beach pictures have me swooning! So beautiful!

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  7. Matt takes care of all those random savings on our bills which I'm thankful for!! It all adds up! Please tell me you've been using Walmart Savings Catcher with your online pickups!

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  8. Love your swimsuit and yalls vacay recap! I seriously cannot wait to start Bloodline - ah I need some Kyle C in my life! Hope y'all have a fabulous weekend!

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  9. You guys had such a fun week - I loved the cow pics! Knox looks adorable with his little sunglasses on!

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  10. You know we love Kyle Chandler! He will always be Coach Taylor to me though :) I did the same thing with our bills a few months ago and somehow talked DirecTV down over $40 a month on our bill. I'll be talking to them again when they try to raise it in 6 months! It does take some time but it's totally worth it!

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  11. Your week sounds so perfect after vacation! Hope y'all have a great weekend! I'm hoping to get a new cell phone tomorrow and see if we're getting the best deal on our cell phones... we'll see how this goes lol

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  12. I watched the first season of Bloodline but haven't seen any since--are the other seasons just as good?

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  13. Girl I am all about saving money here or there. Such a great idea to call and try to get bills lowered. Isn't it ridiculous how much we spend for cable and I watch the same 3 channels yet we are paying for like 9028340927 channels UGH!

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  14. Your week sounds perfect (and honestly pretty eventful for a somewhat lazy person like me--ha!). Aren't summer Fridays so good? Our company just started doing them this year and everyone is loving it. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  15. It looks like you had a great time on vacation. I'm leaving tomorrow for a family vacation and we're going to be at the beach for part of the time. Happy Friday!

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  16. Is that a diffuser? I got one of those on prime day too! Those beach pics are beautiful!

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  17. Loved those saving tips! We just called our tv service and renegotiated our monthly bill. I need to make a few more phone calls this week. I'd love to have a little extra cash to spend on cute kid outfits, too!

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  18. LOVE the Chick-fil-A outfits! And I'm all about the slower summer days. We have been so busy lately, but don't have much going on this week and I'm super pumped!

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