Splurge On Yourself With Help From Safeway’s Just For U #SFWJust4U17

Safeway Just For U

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Tatu Digital Media. All opinions are 100% my own.

Recently, I lost an extra 10 pounds, which means my clothes are getting too big. I’ve been looking for an excuse to buy some new, better fitting additions to my wardrobe. I love a good bargain, so I am constantly scanning the ads for a great deal on some new tops and skirts (and of course, a few new undergarments).

Be sure to read through to the end for your chance to win a $50 Visa gift card.

I finally found the perfect excuse to buy some new clothes. Are you looking for an excuse to splurge on yourself? Don’t miss this wonderful Safeway Just For U offer: From 4/16-4/22, purchase $100 or more in Visa gift cards and get $10 off!

Seriously, who couldn’t use a few new items to freshen up their spring wardrobe? Or a few new throw pillows or knicknacks to brighten up their home decor? Or what about a spa day? Doesn’t that just sound heavenly?

But, if splurging on yourself isn’t a good enough excuse to take advantage of this great deal, how about one of these reasons:

  • Gift cards are great for graduation gifts! The graduate could combine all their Visa gift cards for a new computer or even to pay for their senior trip.
  • Weddings – Give the newlyweds a cookbook with a Visa gift card attached (for the ingredients).
  • Baby showers – Some baby towels and washcloths, bundled with a Visa gift card, so the parents can pick out the bath products they like the best.

Keep Gift Cards On Hand For:

  • Teachers – Tuck a Visa gift card into a reusable lunch sack.
  • Neighbors – Tie a Visa gift card to a potted plant.
  • Out-of-town guests – Compile a list of some favorite local places — restaurants, cafes, museums, antiques shops, movie theaters, combined with a Visa gift card, of course.
  • Hairdresser, mail carrier, gardener, babysitter, etc. – Drop them a little gift card every once in awhile, just because.

Stack up the Savings:

  • Earn Credit Card Rewards: By using your favorite rewards credit card to purchase Visa gift cards, you can earn points, miles or a percentage back on your purchase, in addition to the $10 saved when purchasing $100.
  • Savings like this are a win/win, so don’t miss out!

Offer Information:

    • Purchase $100 or more in Visa gift cards & get $10 off
    • See store for details.
    • Ends 4/22
    • Find a store near you! http://bit.ly/1SFCIMB

Don’t forget, with Just For U, you can get even more savings with up to 20% more on top of regular club card prices!!  Just go to Safeway.com to sign up, or download the Just For U app for your phone.  You can see store specials, see your rewards points and get more discounts too. http://j.mp/justforuapp.

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Setting Priorities Biblically

setting priorities biblically

After working an extremely stressful job for almost 7 years, I realized that my priorities were out of order. Time with God or even for myself had gone by the wayside. Work had become my top priority, followed by laundry (more work) and cleaning the house (even more work). Making time for family, friends, or the blog was nearly impossible. I was exhausted all the time.

Setting My Priorities

As I was writing my Life Plan (How Changing My Life Helped Me Move Forward), one of the steps was to prioritize my “life accounts.” Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy write in their book,  Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want, “The people who live and lead with the most joy and contentment are those who have clarity about their priorities.”

So, as I mentioned in my previous blog post, my life accounts are Faith, Self-Care,  Art (my husband), Kids, Parents & Brothers, Friends, Creative/Career, and  Financial (in that order). But how did I prioritize these accounts? I tried to follow God’s Greatest Commandments, in Matthew 22: 37-40:

37 Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” (NKJV)

How does this teaching correspond to my life accounts?

Well, “love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind”, to me, means that God and my faith come first.  In practice, this means that I do my devotions and Bible Study first thing in the morning (after feeding the dogs). It also means that I will make it a priority to find a church home.

The second part of the commandment is a little more tricky. It reads, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Many of you have probably seen the acronym JOY which stands for Jesus, Others, Yourself. Growing up, this was the order I was told my priorities should be.

Since then I have learned the lesson of putting on my own oxygen mask first. Think of it this way. You are on an airplane, accompanying a small child. The plane hit some turbulence and oxygen masks drop down from the ceiling. If you assist the child, before you put on your own oxygen mask, you run the risk of passing out before the child’s mask is secure. Instead, as any good flight attendant will tell you, you should first put on your own oxygen mask before assisting those around you.

So to me, when Jesus says, “love others as you love yourself,” it means that I must take good care of myself, in order to be of service to others. It also means that when others are my priority, I should treat them with the same respect that I would treat myself. I should honor someone else’s request for down time and respect their own need for self care.  I should also assist those who need help in taking care of themselves.

I have found that after setting my priorities according to the Great Commandments, that the other priorities, such as Career/Creative and Financial, sort of just fall into place. There are times when this way of prioritizing seems counter-intuitive to everything I was taught. Then I remember,

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3: 5-6 NKJV)

What are your priorities?