I love a good party (and by good party I mean, one where I know at least 25% of the people there). Surprisingly enough, I get really nervous meeting new people if I’m not with a few people I already know well. That’s why 5 Minutes for Mom’s 2010 Ultimate Blog Party is such a great party. I can get to know other bloggers (and more of my readers) without any of those awkward moments (I hope). This is my first Ultimate Blog Party! The 2010 Ultimate Blog Party is hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom. I was privileged to meet the sisters behind 5 Minutes for Mom at Disney’s Social Media Mom’s Conference in February. The idea behind the Ultimate Blog Party is to introduce yourself to other bloggers and get to know other bloggers as well! Make sure you visit the Ultimate Blog Party 2010. You’ll get a chance to read some other great blogs and they’re giving away prizes!
If you’ve been reading this blog for a while (or if you start reading about me and your eyes glaze over), feel free to scroll past the “all about me…blah blah blah” right to the good stuff…the $20 Target Gift Card Giveaway.
My name is Lisa and I’m 33 years old. I’ve been married to my amazing husband Fred for 5 years. Our lives have been insanely crazy during those 5 years and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Six years ago, I met my husband on eHarmony. He’s incredibly awesome and I knew I wanted to marry him within the first month of meeting him!
Five years ago, we got married and began our life of wedded bliss in warm, sunny Phoenix, Arizona.
Four years ago, we moved to warm, sunny Fort Wayne Indiana. During that year, we also met and fell in love with an 8 year old girl named Khrystyna who lived in an orphanage in Ukraine. We immediately began the process of adopting her.
Three years ago, we got our approval to travel to Ukraine to adopt Khrystyna. While in Ukraine, we met and fell in love with an 11 year old girl named Amina. Five weeks later, we were the official parents of both Amina and Khrystyna. We have been so blessed by them! I can’t even begin to imagine life without them.
Two years ago, we decided that we wanted to move closer to the school our daughters attend and so we bought a major fixer-upper and moved from Fort Wayne to Auburn. We also realized we had a ridiculous amount of debt (partly due to the adoption and partly due to not living within our means).
One year ago, I started blogging at savingmoneylivingbetter.blogspot.com as a way to stay financially accountable and as a way to share the things I was learning about saving money and paying off debt!
Three months ago, I moved to WordPress and SimplifiedSaving.com was launched. I love to share deals I find, freebies, and tips and tricks for saving money. I also like to review books and products and do giveaways. Although you will primarily find deals, reviews, and giveaways, there are also quite a few posts on weight loss and fitness since I am currently a contestant on Fort Wayne’s Smallest Winner, a weight loss competition similar to The Biggest Loser. We’re only in our second week of competition, but during the first week I lost 5.8 pounds.
I have tons more to share with you, but I know you have other things you’d like to be doing, so I’ll wrap it up!
As a way of saying “Thanks” for visiting and/or subscribing to Simplified Saving, I’m going to be giving away a $20 Target Gift Card.
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