Linking up with Hallie to share my five faves this week . . .
1. Virgin Mobile
Cell phones. They have become a necessity. I have always thought that the monthly charges were outrageous. A friend told us about Virgin Mobile a few years ago. And that has been our carrier since. When looking for a smart phone, we researched and researched and even planned on switching, thinking it may be cheaper or better. And, even though you have to buy the phone at full price (which is somehow about $100 less than other companies), Virgin Mobile is still cheaper in the long run than going with any other company. We live the the metro DC area, so coverage has never been issue. I pay $30 a month for my iPhone plan . . . Yippee!
2. Sonlight (the books!)
I cannot sing Sonlight's praise enough. I love the books that my boys read for school. They are all, quality books that, even I, get lost in. It is a lot of reading and can be labor intensive (for me) at times, but I would not trade this curriculum for any other.
3. MyFitnessPal App
First, let me say that I have NEVER been a fan of counting calories. Truthfully, I do not see a need to do it for most people and I tell most of my clients to not even worry about it as long as you are eating healthy, clean meals and your portions are moderate. But, a friend and her Sardonic husband told me about this app to count calories and I started using it this week and I LOVE it. I love it because I can have a small piece of chocolate, log the calories and not feel like I am destroying my diet (I am not dieting . . . I use that term loosely). I also can log my workouts and see just how many calories I burned in the workout. It is a fun tool!
4. Tenth Avenue North
I am listening to them right now. They are probably my favorite Christian, non-worship music, group. I love their sound, their lyrics and message. My current favorite of theirs is Don't Stop the Madness. When I play it, my hubby and kids like to make fun of me . . . Don't Stop the Madness??? . . . . I guess I get what I ask for!!
I have proclaimed my love for this grocery store before, but it is worth another mention. They are carrying more and more organic items. Last week I was able to get "their brand" K-cups for our Keurig at almost half the price you would pay anywhere else. And, this week, after our successful camping trip, I went back to Aldi to buy more camping items. Last week, they began carrying some camping items as their special buys. I got a lantern, an air mattress (with a battery operated pump!!), a folding chair, and a propane stove. These items were MUCH less than their counterparts at Walmart! Saving money makes me giddy!