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Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s the plan for the next few weeks…

Thanksgiving is just a couple days away.  Things will slow down around here from now till Christmas.  I’ll be posting a bit here and there, but I really want to focus on just relaxing, spending time with my family, and meditating on God’s goodness.

I hope you all are are having a stress-free holiday season so far!  It’s not about having everything decorated perfectly or making the most-complimented dishes for the parties you attend.  Let go of expectations that rob you of the joy you will have when you meditate on the blessings God has given you.


Now, I don’t want to take anything away from what Thanksgiving or Christmas is all about.  I don’t want to encourage you to focus on things.


I hope you don’t go crazy and buy tons of things at Christmas just for the sake of buying them.

But the fact of the matter is

1. We are all shopping for the few gifts that we are planning to give

2. We would all like to pay the lowest prices possible for those things

3. Right now is when the best sales are.


I have been pointing out some of the best deals on my Facebook page, but there are tons more that I could mention but haven’t for the sake of not seeming like all I care about is more things.

Do you want to see all the insane deals I find, though?  Just during the big sale season from now till Christmas, I’ll be sending out emails in real time as I find the lowest prices on things.  If you want to see all the deals, here’s how it will work:

1. Sign up with your email address and I’ll put you on a special “Christmas deals” email list.

2. I will send out multiple emails a day with each crazy deal I find.

3. I will put the actual deal in the subject line so you can decide whether you want to open it or simply delete. (Example: Lincoln Logs Set $11.99)

4. After Christmas I will delete the email list so you don’t have to worry about receiving tons of deal emails all year.  (Unless you want to. (?)  Let me know what you’d like to see happen with that.)

Ready to get your shopping done?  Sign up below!


What kinds of things are you looking for?  Let me know so I can keep that in mind as I’m sending out emails!


The Easiest, No-Brainer Way to Earn Extra Cash

We’re all looking for ways to earn extra cash, but before I go any further, I want to stop right here and make something very clear.  This makes the second post in a row on earning money.

That doesn’t mean everything I post is now going to be all about money!  That’s just the way the timetable happened to line up with these posts.

Using our money wisely, both in how we spend and how we earn, is an important aspect of homemaking; however, it should not be an all-consuming thing; only a small part of what we do.


Now that we got that out of the way, let me make sure you’ve been using the easiest, no-brainer way to earn extra cash that every single homemaker can do.

Such an easy way to earn extra cash - there's no reason not to do this!


Have you heard of Swagbucks?

I can’t believe I haven’t mentioned it to you sooner.  I’ve been using it for years, and I imagine a lot of you here have too.  But for those who are out of the loop, it’s time to get in the loop!

I have earned hundreds (thousands?) of dollars from Swagbucks by doing nothing out of the ordinary.

The simplest way to use it is to use Swagbucks as your search engine.  Every time you use Swagbucks for a search, it will periodically award you with a random amount of Swagbucks.  Those Swagbucks can be redeemed for gift cards to various stores or even cash via PayPal.  My favorite way to redeem them is for Amazon gift cards.  Since I regularly shop at Amazon anyway, it’s like getting free money!

Use the Swagbucks search engine for everything and your earnings will add up rather quickly.  For example, if you want to come to my blog, you can type Imperfect Homemaker into the Swagbucks search engine instead of coming directly here.  The more  you use it, the more you increase your chances of winning.


Over the last few years, Swagbucks has added a ton of additional (and quite easy) ways to earn.  I’ve neglected to use it as much as I should, and I know I’ve left a lot of money on the table because of it.  I’m excited to start exploring the quickest and easiest ways to earn which I’ll share with you periodically.


But for now, let’s get you started!  You’re already online; you might as well be using the Swagbucks search engine and earning a little something for your time!


I was able to set you up with a special deal from the kind folks at Swagbucks.  If you sign up by Friday, November 28, you can use the special code imperfect to get 70 Swagbucks just for signing up.  Complete your profile for another 30 Swagbucks, and you’ve already got 100 Swagbucks — you’re already over 1/5th of the way to redeeming your first $5 Amazon gift card!

See how easy it is?!


Sign up through this link.

(Don’t forget to enter the code!  Click “I have a sign up code” when you’re signing up and enter imperfect in the blank.)




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