Blah, blah, blah…(oh and a Giveaway too!)

First I want to thank all of you for taking the time to visit my blog and take advantage of the great offers I find.  You’ll never know how much I truely appreciate your support.  For those that follow on Facebook you’ll know that the past few weeks have been a whirl wind around here.  My daughter (age 2) fractured her arm and is in a cast (how much fun is that), my husbands grandmother went to live with Jesus (unexpected road trip) and then guess who gets some nasty bug, me!  Ugh, I”m pullin it together and grabbing life by the horns so ya better get ready!

As most of you know I told you a few months ago there would be a lot of changes coming to Frugal Reality over the next few months.  While some changes were immediate others are still in the process.  One of my main goals for this year was to focus more on organic deals.  I think with all of the Whole Foods and Amazon deals you’ve been seeing, you’ve probably caught on to that.

There have been a lot of behind the scenes work to get you better giveaway items (i.e. the wonderful gift cards you all love so much) instead of just massive random amounts of stuff giveaways.  Reviews/giveaways take a lot of my time and if you aren’t really going to care to enter them there’s no sense in my taking that time, right?

I’ve also cut out all of the nationwide grocery stores.  Again this is a big time strain and if you are going to have to go to that other site to see of the deals I’d rather you visit that site for that purpose.  There are other reasons you visit Frugal Reality and to get a link to another site I don’t feel is it.

There seems to be quite a bit of “overkill posting” out there as well.  By this I mean you can go to 10 blogs and see at least 7 of the same deals.  These deals are life less and just a repeat of what you just saw.  I’m trying to offer you more “clustered list” of deals (i.e. Daily Deal Round, Amazon Top 10 List etc.)  Having said that, you will have noticed that there is a lot more series posting going on around here.  Not only do I want to share good deals with you but how to’s and frugal living as well.  When I did the 10 Days to A Cleaner House Series I wanted to show you guys that too am a real person with real messes just like you. I’m not some robot that sits behind a laptop all day churning out coupon match ups.

Now, for the part I know you all have been waiting on is the giveaway.  I will be doing a redesign for my header and would love some input from you guys.  If I use your idea you will win a mystery gift card to Amazon.com  Simply leave you suggestions in the comment section on this post, thanks!

 

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patti miller

i emailed you my idea

Heather

Your header is so cute Janet!

I really liked the cleaner house series. It made a accountable for actually doing something that day. I’m wanting to do some decorating on a budget ones but probably will start those after the holidays.

janet

Girl – you are reading my mind about the posting overkill!! I was reading several deal blogs because I found something interesting on each one, but lately it’s like I’m spinning my wheels to find something new!! I love your groupings and you are doing some great work!! I actually had to print out your 10 days to a cleaner house so I can read it over and over…my house still isn’t clean but I’m trying!!

I don’t know how to suggest a header for you though… it’s kinda personal preference… I actually had a really good bloggy friend just send me a header one day and it was perfect and it set my whole blog theme!!! Let me think on it though and maybe you’ll get a surprise header idea in email in the next couple of days like I did. 😀

Take care and keep up the great work!!!

Heather

Leave ’em in the comment section please ma’am, thank you!

patti miller

where do we submit ideas

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