Andrea's Blog Corner

Faith, family, joy and my best tips, tricks and ideas you can take with you.

Andrea's Blog Corner

Faith, family, joy and my best tips, tricks and ideas you can take with you.

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To the Girl that Misses Her Mama on Mother’s Day.

By Andrea Robinson

I wandered Tar-Jay the other day and was drawn into the bright sign above the card aisle…”MOTHER’S DAY MAY 10″…yes, another one without her. I didn’t need to see the reminder because the reminder grows strong as the weeks lead up to this day. It has been nearly 13 years and I still struggle with…

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Budget friendly make up

Budget Friendly Make Up for the WIN

By Andrea Robinson

For some of my new friends here, you may not know this but I was a TV news anchor in Phoenix, Arizona for nearly 15 years. I started at the bottom…literally worked in a small closet turned TV studio and reported traffic for the top rated morning show here in Phoenix. Guess how much sister…

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Losing Someone Near the Holidays Sucks

By Andrea Robinson

Last week my baby…well she is 7 but still my baby, Caylee, was playing in my closet and pulled out a pair of pink slippers. “Mama, I love these!” “I do too, Caylee.” I muttered as tear filled my eyes quickly. I forgot I had them stashed in my closet. They have so many memories…

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30 Favorite Budget Friendly Must Haves

By Andrea Robinson

You know I don’t love the ‘B’ word…shhhh…don’t say it. You know ahem…budget.😬😬 But I have been living on a cash flow plan, a cooler way to say ‘budget’ without saying it. Basically, since 2011, when we went totally BROKE, we have created a plan for our money and stuck to it every month since…

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CHEAP AND CHIC FOR THE WIN

My Best 10 Shoe Finds at Wal-Mart

By Andrea Robinson

By now, I hope you know my inner love for a bargain and a good deal. Our friendship has grown, right? I have told you that 10 years ago I was the WORST bargain shopper ever. I mean, I HAD to have the expensive dresses and all the pricey things because “I was on TV.”…

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My top 20 budget friendly winter must haves

By Andrea Robinson

You know me by know, I live on a budget. It’s a commitment we made nearly 10 years ago when we decided to dig ourselves out of debt and live radically differently. We still have fun, I still shop, we still vacation but all with intention now. I must say over the years, I have…

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20 Budget Friendly Summer Steals

By Andrea Robinson

Summer is here! Well, the unofficial start to summer that is but if you live in the desert like me, anything over 100 degrees warrants the start of summer. May and June in the valley of the sun aren’t the worst but as soon as late June rolls around and we push into July and…

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide on a Budget

By Andrea Robinson

If you ask me, I think the ultimate thing on a Mom’s list for Mother’s Day is this: Do nothing. Like literally nothing. I can not imagine that I am the only one who has this topping our list. We don’t want to prep a breakfast, clean the house for company, grocery shop for the…

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GRATITUDE AND JOY

Failing Freaking Sucks…

By Andrea Robinson

Well, here it is…the gut punch of parenting. Socked, closed fist in my gut and it freaking sucks. Our 8-year-old Carter, just got a dose of failure… ….wow – that was HARD to see. He didn’t make the baseball team which would have put him with most of his friends. He instead will move down to a…

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Living in the House of Gratitude

By Andrea Robinson

You know those days when someone comes to you at the perfect time? It’s God coming to remind you to change your attitude and shift your perspective. Well, that happened recently. In fact it happens a lot to me. Does it to you too? I was at one of my best friend’s big birthday bash…

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Livin’ Like I Am 8 Years Old…

By Andrea Robinson

You know that song “Live like you are dying”…Tim McGraw…duh. Well, insert “Live Like You Are 8 years Old” instead. Did I paint the picture, is the song stuck in your head now?? YES. Job accomplished. No, but really…I know what you are saying now… “Okay, girl…you’re 38…remember?!”But then I say, “I don’t care and…

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Leaving the Race of Perfection for the Journey to Joy

By Andrea Robinson

It wasn’t my fastest and it wasn’t my slowest…and I promise this isn’t one of those posts that says “Look at me…tell me how good I am or how proud you are of me or that I am a rockstar!” Not gonna lie, I do love the LOVE, the accolades and the encouragement (I am…

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POSITIVE MIND PRACTICE

In Some People’s Eyes You Will Never Be Enough and That is Okay and Here’s Why

By Andrea Robinson

I am a BIG believer in affirmation but for many years my NEED for affirmation was chased to the point of exhaustion. I had an unhealthy attachment to other people and the validation they would give me. I craved it like it was a drug. Needing a hit of the good stuff often. So, I…

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Win Your Morning, Win Your Day…My 6 MUSTS That Set The Day.

By Andrea Robinson

I. LOVE. A. ROUTINE. In fact I don’t think I could have survived 14 years in morning TV without a routine. I definitely thrive with some order but have, over the last few years, relaxed a bit so I could really FEEL life and have some spontaneity and presence too. THAT was one thing missing.…

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Mama, Stop Scrolling and Wishing Your Life Looked Like Hers

By Andrea Robinson

A new house with a big fancy kitchen. Oh, yes, the one with the big island and the fancy lighting. I know, I zoomed in on the picture too, WOWZA, right? Then there’s that new car you saw Heather from high school got. Clearly, she and her family are #livingtheirbestlife with that beast of a…

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What I Started Doing Recently to Better My Sleep Health

By Andrea Robinson

I love a follow up story…you too? Or is it just me? This old TV girl still loves to hear MORE about a story, more details, and definitely a follow up. So if you don’t, then you don’t have to read more into my “sleep study adventures.” But I am pretty sure most of us…women…

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