2013: The Cone Family’s Year of Celebration

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While I don’t believe in living with regret, to say there are some things that I wish would have gone differently in 2012 is an understatement.

According to the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale, we basically fell into the stress category of “You have a high or very high risk of becoming ill in the near future”: A move, a family death, a new job, a change in health…I could go on…

I’d be lying if I said it didn’t take a toll on our family and our marriage.

While we still have a lot of work to do when it comes to sorting through all that’s gone on this year and how it’s affected our lives and relationships, we are committed to each other and to making 2013 different.

After all, we have a lot of milestones to celebrate in 2013! The two most note-worthy are:
-Ricky turns 40 this summer
-We will celebrate our 10th marriage anniversary in August

So we are claiming 2013 as the Year of Celebration for the Cone Family!

And in doing so, we wanted to mark this year in some very special ways. As a family who loves to be on-the-go, we’re going to find even more unique ways to make more memories together this year.

We chose to make the first “Cone Year of Celebration” event announcement to our kids on Christmas day in a very special way…you can watch the special scavenger hunt video here

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Disney Store Sale Extra 15% off


 Disney Store Sale Extra 15% off
The Disney Store Twice Upon a Year Sale  is still going on, plus you can save an extra 15% already marked down merchandise until 11:59pm tonight (December 27, 2011).

Just use code SALE15 at checkout.

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Disney Store Twice Upon a Year Sale starts Today!


 Disney Store Twice Upon a Year Sale starts Today!
The Disney Store Twice Upon a Year Sale starts today!  Save up to 50% off (sometimes more!) on your favorite Disney items, plus get free shipping when you spend $50 or more with code SHIPFIFTY through this Sunday, December 25, 2011.

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Year End Partner Thank You Postcard

My husband and I came up with a great idea (If I do say so myself): A Year-End partner thank you postcard to show gratitude for all the companies that partnered with SamiCone.com in 2011!

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In Photoshop I hand-crafted a cloud of all the organizations I worked with this year  and then wrote a special message on the back:

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Keeping to my frugal ways, I had them printed for free at Vistaprint. I think it turned out to be a fantastic way to that show my gratitude and encourage partnering again in 2012.

Save up to 80% on custom printed products at Vistaprint. Order today!

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First 100 Win Free Chick-fil-A for a year!

chick fil a logo First 100 Win Free Chick fil A for a year!Every time a new Chick-fil-A restaurant opens in a town, they hold their First 100 contest, where the first 100 people who show up win free Chick-fil-A for a year!

This promotion has become so popular, that there are now official guidelines.

We have a store opening here in West Nashville on Thursday, December 15, but you’ll have to arrive by 6am on Wednesday if you even hope to be included in the running. Once you get in the line, an overnight stay (think camping) is required and you’re not allowed to leave, except for minimal bathroom breaks.

The first 100 who qualify get 52 ‘coupons’ each good for a Chick-fil-A meal. For all the First 100 details, you can visit the Chickfila First 100 website!

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Free Coffee from Mapco

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Not that I’m trying to take any of my husband’s Starbucks business away from him, but I wanted to pass along this FREE COUPON for coffee at Mapco Gas Stations. They’re also giving away FREE GAS for a year EVERYDAY! You do have to physically go into their store to fill register on their computers, but wouldn’t that be a huge blessing!

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$5 Magazine Subscriptions on Amazon.com

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I’m normally not one to spend money on magazine subscriptions, but I just took advantage of this deal to get a year of Real Simple for only $5 on Amazon.com! While the Real Simple deal is now $20, you can still get the following magazines for only $5 for a year:
-People, Style Watch
-Marie Claire
-Good Housekeeping
-Harper’s Bazaar

This could be a great gift idea too!

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