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Sticky Blessings

Happy Monday You Guys!!! I found myself in a puddle of TEARS over Peanut Butter this morning…


As many of you know…this last year our finances took a BIG hit…A hit that caused much heartache…

I haven’t told this story before…but last Spring as we were traveling home from ID to AR we stopped to buy our kids dinner…Only to find that our account had been drained by an unexpected payment…We were STUCK in Denver and our kids were HUNGRY…

We felt helpless & like complete failures…how were we going to feed our kids? How were we going to get home? I dug through my purse and found an old Walmart gift card my grandmother had given us for Christmas…dialed the number and PRAYED it hadn’t been used…Fortunately the big guy upstairs was looking out for us, and we were able to buy the kids food.

Today, I sat at the counter crying over this little tub of peanut butter….it may not seem like much to some…But I’m grateful for it…because it shows that I am able to feed my babies and I know there are many out there who don’t have the luxury.

Many who don’t know where their next meal will come from.

Some have asked me HOW have I stayed so positive when it seemed like my whole world was falling apart?! Trust me there were MANY moments that weren’t so pretty…But what I have learned is the more GRATEFUL you are, the more you find things to be grateful for. Even if it’s just a loaf of bread and a jar of peanut butter….those little things sure do represent a LOT.

Today. I challenge you to look around. See what you DO have, and say THANK YOU. You are blessed and loved more than you could possibly imagine, and even if life is HARD and doesn’t look the way you imagined…You STILL have something to be grateful for! You just have to open your eyes and SEE!


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I Can See Clearly Now : Eye Buy Direct Review

Glasses: Eye Buy Direct (Atomic) – Book: The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy – Fox Mug: GiftCraft

In case you didn’t know. I am as blind as a bat. I’ve worn glasses since I was in the 3rd grade. Which unlike most kids, I was PUMPED about. I can remember being SO excited when they told me the good news. You see, I was the girl who wore fake glasses BEFORE fake glasses were cool.

I remember BEGGING my mom to buy me frames at the thrift store, we would then pop out the lenses and I would wear them to school. Anybody remember Sally Jessy Raphael? Those bright red glasses were the BOMB in my world.

I also shopped in the 60’s vintage section, but that’s a different post, for a different day.

After about a year the glasses got old, and I couldn’t WAIT to wear contact. Contacts have been my go to for about 14 years now. But last month, my last pair TORE. I have been meaning to make an appointment (my RX is expired) but just haven’t found the time.

Which was totally fine, I had my handy dandy glasses. Then one fateful night a RAMBUNCTIOUS four year old, happened to be doing one of his INCREDIBLE ninja moves and accidentally broke my glasses.

I tried many different options super glue, tape, I even tried saying a few magic words #OculusRepairo but nothing seemed to work. Then Struan had a fantastic idea that seemed to stick (no pun intended…well, maybe a little) HOT GLUE! Those bad boys stayed together fairly well, but every couple days my lens would pop out and I would have to re-glue.

So I decided it was time to find a NEW pair of glasses. My mom had recommended the site Eye Buy Direct which has INCREDIBLE prices so I decided to jump on board.


I was able to score this awesome pair of glasses for a total of $33!  Which if you are a four eyed beauty like me, you know is a KILLER price!! The frames were only $9!

I won’t lie, at first I was a little concerned with the price. What if I was just wasting my money? But I have been super impressed with their customer service.

Eye Buy Direct gives you a play by play of the process your glasses are going through before they reach you. Every few days you should expect to receive an email telling you what step they are on (ex: Frame Fitting) and when they should ship.

They showed up exactly around the time I expected them to, in a beautiful box, and they fit PERFECTLY! They also create frames for Men and Kids!

So if you are looking for a pair of spectacles (maybe you had an accident like me, or you want another fun pair) but don’t want to break the bank. Eye Buy Direct is the place to go. Have I mentioned they have a place to upload a photo of yourself so you can try on different pairs, to see what they will look like on?

They also have a 14 day return policy! So if you get them, and you don’t like them, NO BIG DEAL! You can switch them out! Pretty great right!?

Oh! I almost forgot the BEST part! I have the AWESOME bonus of sharing with you a $10 off coupon with your FIRST purchase!! Be sure to click the link to claim your discount!

>>Click Here <<

Remember: Life is to short to wear boring glasses! So why not be a little adventurous? Get out there and actually SEE the world!

XOXO Makala