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So I had this “issue”.  Yep and I know I am not the only one who has suffered from this “issue”, but the key words is that I HAD it, yet I suffer no more from it.  About a year ago, if you scrolled through my phone, my photo albums, looked at the pictures on my wall, or even checked out my Facebook, you primarily saw only pictures of my kids and family.  Rarely you would catch a picture of me, but any picture of me had to be Flawless.  By Flawless, I mean I had to look like the Diva that I am…no messy hair pictures, no pictures where I was caught off guard, and if you could find a picture without makeup on…that’s only because you took the picture without me knowing.  While I don’t wear makeup everyday, and in fact I don’t step out the door Flawless everyday, that was the perception that ALL of my pictures gave you.  That “I woke up like this, with my face full of makeup, hair completely in place, and the hottest outfit from my closet on my body” perception.  It was the perception that I wanted everyone to see because heck, it was the perception that I was most comfortable with.  I didn’t accept or think that anyone should see that I have bad days…especially not bad hair days and to let you know that I have a zit, wow that would be a crime.  I had an issue accepting me for who I was on a daily PHYSICALLY – Good days weren’t good enough, Bad days made me feel horrible, and those UGLY days…I just wanted to crawl up under a rock.  The picture below is the perception I wanted everyone to have of me, because it was what I was most comfortable with.

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Getting to Know You: Part 3

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Getting to Know You: Part 3

Keeping it going with the Getting To Know You Series, if you missed the other parts of this series you can go HERE to check them out. So this series is about you getting to kno me and me getting to know you.  Every week I will tell you 3 random facts about me.  If you have any particular questions that you would want me to answer, please feel free to email me at: thediva@therealfrugaldivas.com and I will incorporate your questions.  Also feel free to leave comments about yourself answering the same three questions I answered.  Hope to get to know you as you are getting to know me!

  • When did you start couponing?  I started couponing in October of 2011 and I have been addicted ever since.
  • Why did you start couponing?  I could sense the dynamic of my household was changing and that I needed to find a way to keep up with my bills while keeping ensuring that my family had all the things they were accustomed to having.  Couponing became that answer, actually it became more than the answer to my situation, it became a way that I could contribute to my community while minimizing my out of pocket (or OOP in coupon terms).  Allowing me to feel good about what I do without breaking the bank!
  • Your site is named the Real Frugal Divas, but it seems like there are some Divas missing what happened? I love this question because it’s one I get quite often. When I first made the decision to start this blog it was prompted by two friends requests who was going to be my counterpart in blogging and getting the information out to our readers.  However, blogging, couponing and keeping up with their families became a little overwhelming for them so it was left to me to keep it going.  I have a hard time quitting projects that I start so here I am almost a year and a half later still going.  I have dubbed my daughter as the second Diva on my blog because she does so much to help me keep things going.  I can find a deal, tell her what coupon I need clipped and she will pull the coupons for mommy to allow me time to keep blogging while she is prepping our coupons for shopping.  She is going to be an awesome couponer one day!

Be sure to tell me all about you below answering the questions above!

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Getting to Know You: Part 2

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Getting to Know You: Part 2

Keeping it going with the Getting To Know You Series, if you missed the first one Check out last week’s Getting to Know you Part 1! So this series is about you getting to kno me and me getting to know you.  Every week I will tell you 3 random facts about me.  If you have any particular questions that you would want me to answer, please feel free to email me at: thediva@therealfrugaldivas.com and I will incorporate your questions.  Also feel free to leave comments about yourself answering the same three questions I answered.  Hope to get to know you as you are getting to know me!

  1. Where are you from?  I am from Illinois BORN AND RAISED.  I have been here my ENTIRE LIFE.  Right now I reside in a suburb about 30 minutes outside of Chicago.
  2. Where is your favorite place to vacation?  I am a Die Hard Disney Fan, I love to go anywhere Disney.  I have taken my family on 2 Disney vacations and hope to go on one again this summer.
  3. How “young” are you?  I am a tender age 35, my birthday is in December and I will be turning “34”…lol.  Time to start the reverse aging process

Please feel free to comment below and answer the same questions, again this is about us getting to know one another.  I promise to respond to your comments and let’s have fun with this series!

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Getting to Know You: Part 1

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Getting to Know You: Part 1

Hello Divas and Dudes!!!  I am starting a new series, getting to know you aka getting to know me and I will be posting random facts about me and my life.  I have been looking for ways to interact with my readers so you can learn more about who I am, what I do other than SHOP, and just so we can have a little more fun on this blog.  So I was searching and searching and I found this idea from another blogger so I decided to try it out.  So how it will work is that every week I will tell you 3 random facts about me.  If you have any particular questions that you would want me to answer, please feel free to email me at: thediva@therealfrugaldivas.com and I will incorporate your questions.  Also feel free to leave comments about yourself answering the same three questions I answered.  This week will be simple because its the introduction…lol.  Hope to get to know you as you are getting to know me!

1.  Who are you?  My name is Choya (see told you easy) aka The Real Frugal Diva

2. Do you have kids?  Yes, I technically have 4 – 3 Boys (15,14 and 4) and 1 Diva in Training (6).  While the eldest two are from a previous relationship and are not my biological children they are MINE and will forever be MINE, that’s just how I roll.

3.  Do you work?  Yes I work full-time for a health care insurance company in addition to my blogging and my 50 million other responsibilities!

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Let me get to know you, please answer the same questions in the comments below!


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