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

We Need a Hand to Hold if We are Going to Walk this Life.

By Andrea Robinson

I have been reminded of this time and time again…especially when circumstances change and life throws us curve balls…we need hands to hold if we are going to journey with strength in this life. It’s how I often see God show up in my life, by the friendships and love He brings to me with…

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This story was a hard hitting reminder of the truth of life.

By Andrea Robinson

 Last week was a heavy reminder how short this life is and how quickly it can change. My mind and heart have been so heavy this week. As you know, my husband is a firefighter. He’s had some heavy hearted and deeply sad calls recently.  And last weekend, on Valentine’s Day, he was on shift and called me…

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Are you still searching for peace in your life? Maybe you are like me and have searched for it in the wrong things.

By Andrea Robinson

Cue the song “Looking for love in all the wrong places” by Johnny Lee…do you have that tune in your head? Sorry if it’s stuck now but switch out love and it’s kind of an anthem to many of our lives. Looking for peace in all the wrong places…I know that was me for many…

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When we rush a hard season we often stunt our growth.

By Andrea Robinson

“Can 2020 be over yet?” I think I read that 1300 times this week. Okay, maybe not that many but you know my dramatic ways by now. I am with you. I want to rush these last few months too. I want to just be done with it. Hurry it up. Get it over with.…

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POSITIVE MIND PRACTICE

I hate this but it has taught me this…

By Andrea Robinson

Time flies when you’re having fun…isn’t that what they say?! But really…why is it as we get older there is a sense we are attached to a time machine and catapulted to the future??? And then all of a sudden we feel Marty McFly in Back to the Future – except we don’t have that…

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A secret about ME.

By Andrea Robinson

So……..I am the biggest control freak ever. Like ever. I know, it’s embarrassing to admit but in my head I still think I am the controller of all the things. Here’s one of the biggest confessions ever…promise you won’t come at me? So, I pack my husband’s suitcase for every single trip…whether I am going…

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Found me a room here in this house…

By Andrea Robinson

I found a house inside the house of gratitude and I am going to stay here forever. I want that for you as well. For the last couple of years I have worked on focusing on the good in my life and let me tell you…my.life.has.changed. All for the better too. Why does positive thinking,…

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Where my people pleasers at??

By Andrea Robinson

Hi, my name is Andrea and I am a recovering people pleaser. There. I said it. Yep, I was addicted to pleasing all the people. I am slowly in recovery mode and let me tell you…it’s NOT easy! I fall into my old ways still but I am working on it…and I feel free and…

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