How I Saved Money! My Hubby’s Birthday and Father’s Day Haul from Bealls Outlet

Last week, I shared on Facebook that Bealls Outlet was having 70% off clearance for men’s clothing.  It’s been a few years since Ruben has gone shopping for himself or bought new clothes for that matter.  He deserved some new clothes.   His birthday and Father’s day was coming up, so this was the perfect time to shop for him on a budget.  I took $100 we saved from our budget and went on a deal hunt!
Seriously, you won’t believe what I found at Bealls Outlet!  Here are some of the deals:  
Michael Kors business shirt for $6.60.  
Calvin Klein business shirt for $7.50 
Oxford business shirt for $4.50 
The best deal of the haul was finding these Steve Madden casual shoes for only $2.00!  Crazy right?  

I added up all the retail prices and this haul should have been over $400!  Not for this money saving mama!  I stayed within my $100 budget with the extra 15% discount I received for being a Bealls Outlet loyalty shopper (It’s free to sign up at store).  Every Friday at our local store, you receive 15% off your total purchase.  I love this store, because it has deals for the whole family and home decor.  My best kept secret to finding beautiful things for less.  Okay, secret’s out . . . now you know.  Ahem, (cough) you can thank me later.  I saved so much money, I was able to pick me a few things too.  Double score. 

I’m so happy because Hadara and I were able to bless Ruben with a new summer wardrobe for work and play.  There’s more to see, so be sure to watch today’s haul video!  Seeing is believing.  (P.S.  This is NOT a sponsored post or video.  I’m just sharing money saving deals with you!) 

Blessings and Shalom, 

He is the Only ONE

I was reminded about making ends meet during hard times when I read an article today entitled, “Economic Watch:  Goodbye Full-time Jobs, Hello Part-time Jobs:  R.I.P. Middle Class”.  I have seen first hand the decline of full-time jobs already begin here in our state.  My family has gone through this recently so I can relate to this article.  

We know all about this people!  It took a year before Ruben my hubby could find full-time employment after being laid off from a job.  For 6 months, he worked part-time and yes it is difficult for a family to live off part-time salary.  However, I thank God that during that time and for the past 12 years I have had my Mary Kay cosmetics business that helped us make it every month.  God PROVIDED for us and made a way where there seemed to be no way. 

The key here isn’t improving yourself, it isn’t about finding the “perfect career” with 5-7 digits, and not even education.  It’s all about who you know!  Do you know Jesus?  With out Him, you can have the world, yet lose your soul.  The key is trusting Jesus and knowing that even when there is nothing left, He is all you need.  He is your way maker!  When times are good and troubles come, remember He is the only ONE. 

Please take time to read this article and seek the Lord on what wisdom He has for your family. 

Has your family been affected by a similar situation?  What are some ways you have coped?  

I know God has a plan for all of us and today you may feel like that plan is down the toilet.  
God says to you today, that he knows the plans He has for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.  Believe that and keep pressing on. 

Blessings and Shalom,