How I saved money! A great Father’s Day Gift!

My husband, Dave, and I decided on a whim to go to town to grab a bite to eat. We strolled through the local farmer’s market. Then my hubby decided to drive over by one of his favorite stores — Tractor Supply.

The lady who works there is great! She knows her job! She greeted us and told us about this great deal on plaid winter shirts for $6.99!!!


Wow! These are normally almost $30 for one and we got all three for less than that!

The lady told us that TSC sent a bunch of these shirts to their store and said, “Get rid of them.” She also shared with us that these are Schmidt brand shirts and that was the name of the fellow who started TSC .

One will be a Father’s Day Gift, but the other two I am putting back for Christmas gifts! (I usually never have Christmas gifts this early!)

I think I will have to shop TSC more often!!!!!


Why Gardens Lilies and Grace?

You may wonder where I got the title for my blog and why I decided to start a blog in the first place.
Well, I have toyed with the blog idea many times – even started a blog over a year ago, put two or three posts on it, (never actually hit the publish button on any of them- by the way) and now can’t even remember the name of that blog! Lol
This time I wanted it to be different. I decided to try again and put a little more effort into it — and actually hit the publish button!
Where did I get my title for my blog?
Thinking about what types of things I would like to share on a blog gave me the title.
Gardens — My hubby and I love to garden. I have learned all my gardening skills from him. We grow all types of things from veggies to flowers to herbs. While I am not an expert on the matter, I believe I have some things to share here. The reason we garden is to save money. Oh, yes, I am a couponer. Is that an actual word? I have several tips on saving money and/or spending less.
Lilies — There is a verse: Matthew 6:13. “Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin,” Oh, how I worry. This is a stronghold in my life I am constantly working to overcome. My mom says it is inherited. My grandmother would wring her hands in worry. My mother is a worrier, and I am carrying on the family heritage. I would worry about anything. If there is generally nothing to worry about, I will just create something. It is only God’s grace that can help my overcome my worrying.

Grace — That’s always at the end isn’t it? Grace. We mess up. Daily. Hourly. A lot! And there it always is waiting for us. God’s wonderful grace. That is where we can truly find our peace.