Room A203: Part 2>> Interview with Lisa Öhberg from!

Hey there BCU Family!

DISCLAIMER: This is NOT a sponsored post, nor is there any affiliation with this wonderful company. All purchases were made with my own money and opinions expressed are my very own! 

So this week was the BlenCouragesU unofficial planner celebration week! Our recent posts included a review podcast, on my planner from, AND I posted a video review on YouTube as well.  Last podcast, I sat down with Lisa Öhberg, marketing manager of this amazing planner company based in Sweden. Now we have part 2 of our chat!

Planner as pictured is $39.95. This includes your customization, a ruler, elastic enclosure, plastic pouch to keep things like receipts, 300 stickers, taxes and shipping to ANY destination in the WORLD! How nifty is that?! I know, right?!

As you peruse the pictures, pause to perhaps watch the review video and listen in on our interview,  (click on the BlenCouragesU icon below)  I am sure you’ll only want to use your telephone for making calls and posting pics on social media as you will REALLY want a planner! Should you decide to purchase a planner, notebook or wall calendar, you’ll get 15% off by using code 9-TEAM-BCU1 from September 14-23, 2016! Please let us know you got one in the comments below!

Thanks for tuning in! May God bless, keep and make His face to shine upon you! Until we are together again #StayOnTheWall!





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Room A203: Getting organized (and discounted) with!

Hey BCU Family,

As usual, you are welcome to read through the blog or listen in by clicking the icon below. Either way, you enjoy the non-sponsored review and tell a friend!


Every now and again, I get an urge to get organized on a micro level–you know, write down all my appointments, things to do–stuff like that. Now since the dawn of the smartphones, I have used my electronic calendar to record certain things, but I have found that I prefer a *gasp* paper planner! I know, I know—it is the 21st century, Family, but there is something about reading and writing a physical schedule excites me and many other planners.

In fact, over the last few years, YouTube is bursting at the seams with the “planner community” who advises novice and seasoned planner on the latest in updates, inserts, stickers and planner uses. Last year, I waded into the planner water and found one I REALLY love–! Let me tell you why! For one low price, including shipping, you get to design your own planner! I KNOW, RIGHT?! Let me calm down and tell you more! (You can watch my  review video here).


This planner is about 98.5% customizable:

  • The front and back covers
  • The elastic closure
  • The design theme/inlay  (top of the page)
  • The inlay/layout (i.e. vertical, horizontal, stripes, stripe and ruler colors).
  • The modules (you get three– track things like workouts, meal planning, ideas, or set up a blank space).
  • The back pages (previous/future year at a glance, sudoku, coloring, ruled or blank pages).
  • You can also opt to have a monthly (at a glance spread and then your daily/weekly detail).
  • A plastic pouch that holds things like stamps, post-its, receipts and such.
  • You start the calendar whenever YOU want. Want one from October 2016-September 2017? Yes. Want to start in January 2017 and go to December 2017? No problem.
  • They now come with cool stickers as well!


The 1.5% “non-negiotable” parts?

When the week starts (always on a Monday, I prefer Sunday).

The colors of the months on the monthly spread (i.e.  “April” is yellow and can be a little hard to read against the white background)–not a deal breaker).

My wish list? (the other .5% :-))

  • “Extended” tabs to separate the months. There are colors on the edge of the pages to help. I just use cute paper clips to help me there.
  • The calendar pages could be less “flush” against the cover to protect the pages from getting beat up looking. Mind you, the paper the calendar is printed on is VERY durable, it just doesn’t stop the very tops and bottoms of the pages (when the planner is closed) from wear and tear, especially since I carry this almost everywhere.
  • A bigger notebook section. Because I like to write things, I can go through these pages in a matter of months, so I carry a separate notebook. I’d LOVE to have a combo calendar/notebook.

What ices the cake here is the customer service–it is OUTSTANDING!  Lisa and the gang there promptly responded to my myriad of questions via email with patience, courtesy and professionalism that is rare to find. In fact, stay tuned for my podcast interview with Lisa!

I have ordered two planners now and as far as I am concerned my planner search is OVER! And because I love these folks and they like me back, they are offering up a discount code for YOUR own personal planner! Go to and use the code: 9-TEAM-BCU1. It’s valid from September 14-September 23,  so please do NOT delay–order today and tell us all about your experience in the comments below! You will NOT be sorry! Thanks for stopping by and until we are together again God bless you and #StayOnTheWall





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Room A203: BCU Family–Let’s save some money! Couponing part 2!

Hey there BCU fam!

Our special guest speaker! The beautiful & amazing Tesha-Brown King!

We’re back with part 2 of 2 of our series in couponing/saving money with our special guest and my friend, Carolina native Tesha Brown-King. This amazing woman of God,  wife and mom and I have been “cyber-friends” for years! We were recently blessed to meet in real life last month and we got to talking about coupons–it fascinated me, family and I wanted to share! Hey. who doesn’t need financial encouragement?

Save your goodies for hard times or bless someone else!

Remember, when we talk finances, we talk stewardship and that IS a part of the Word of God. We are called to be good stewards or managers over ALL things that God has given us (jobs, family, talents, gifts, etc.) In reality, ALL that we have is God’s–we just manage it–and at some point, we will need to give an account of our work.
Plus who doesn’t like to save a little money? And who knows, maybe the money you save can go pay down debt, a special project at church, charity, towards a vacation fund, savings account–you have several possibilities! Click on the icon to hear the goodness, check below for info, let us know what questions/comments you have, thank you for tuning in and #StayOnTheWall!







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*taps mic* BlenCouragesU apparel is now available! (closed)

Hey there BCU Fam!

You asked for it and you’ve got it!

Order your limited edition  “cool mint” BlenCouragesU /#StayOnTheWall T-shirt, long-sleeved shirt or hoodie today!  This is a LIMITED-time offer so please DO not delay!!!!

Follow the link 👈🏾for instructions THANK YOU and God bless you for your support!






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Room A203: Salad Pairings 101 [visual post]

Hey there BCU Family!

A while back I did a post on healthy eating, specifically salads–y’all know my 80/20 rule…eat healthy 80% of the time AND have cake for the other 20%!😉 Seriously, we need to be on top of our health holistically–and as we take care of the spirit, we also need to take care of the body as best we can.

That said, since it’s summer, lighter fare is in order, right?  Did you ever wonder how the restaurants come up with salads with the perfect combination of ingredients and flavors, but you can’t remember what all  was in the salad? ME, TOO!   Well, wonder no more! The wonderful Sherry Chen of Personal Creations (thank you, my friend) reached out to me with this wonderful visual on salad pairings—the struggle is over! Take a look, try those combination out and let Sherry or me how much you liked LOVED your salad!


Thanks for stopping by and God bless you!






Need some other cool ideas? Head over to Sherry’s site!