Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Introducing Thrifty Thursday!!

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Last week I told you all about 4 very important goals for our family in 2011. I’m excited to share ideas with you each week in a series I am calling Thrifty Thursday!!

Each Thursday, either my husband or I (or both of us) will share real-life experiences of “living like no one else now, so we can live like no one else later”. I hope you will find them helpful in your own life.

My husband and I have been married for 17 years and it has been a process to come to where we are today. We have had many, many conversations about our finances….some good and some….not so good.

We are excited that 2011 is going to be the year that we make a difference in the way we “do life”! Every Thursday, we will pass along great ways that we have made a difference in our family.

During this first post, I actually want to focus on Goal #4 “Giving Ourselves Away”. My real-life special friend Kristen from We Are THAT Family, as you may or may not know, travelled to Kenya last year with Compassion International. From reading her blog, you can tell that her life was changed on that trip. Since that time, she and her husband have been in the process of opening a maternity home in Kenya called The Mercy House. The Mercy House is going to forever change the lives of the young girls and women in Kenya. I’m excited to see how God is going to use The Mercy House for HIS glory.

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We are so excited, in fact, that Lucy Doo wants to be an active participant in ministering in Kenya through the Mercy House. Therefore, for the entire year 2011, Lucy Doo will donate 25 percent of all online sales to Mercy House! All you have to do is mention “Mercy House” when placing your order! Easy as pie!

Thank you for helping us lend God’s children in Africa a helping hand.

Living for God deliberately and intentionally,


  1. LOVE THIS!!!!! I think Kristen's blog was the first one I ever read, and I have follower her journey, cheering her on! :) I love your idea, and I'm going to post this today on my blog!!!

    Also -- Isaac's teacher LOVED and I mean LOOOOOOVED her jewelry set from you! :) She wore it the day after we gave it to her, and she said she received tons of compliments.

    Keep up the great work!

  2. Yay, Melanie!!!!! I'm excited about BOTH of your comments!! :-) Thanks for passing the word on about Thrifty Thursday!!

    I'm THRILLED that Isaac's teacher is enjoying her "pretty"!! I'll be posting new pieces soon so check back often!!

    Happy Thursday, sweet friend!!

  3. Love you so much friend. Thanks for taking this wild journey of faith with us!

  4. Awesome! Can't wait to make my planned purchases from you this year! I LOVE the two necklaces you sent me, and budgeted money for more of your stuff. This just makes it sweeter!


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