Meet-up at the Mall: Bloggy Friends

Y’all know how much I loathe the mall. Truly. It is far from my list of favorite places to hang out. But yesterday, I made an exception.

I loaded up the mini van and drove a whopping 45 minutes to a mall I had never been to before (a big adventure for a homebody like myself) to meet up with 3 blogging buddies.

Pictured above are Stephanie and Rachel, who live on the opposite side of the Metroplex, and Amy, who was in town from Oklahoma on a Mission Trip.

I previously met Steph and Rachel at the $5 Dinners Workshop, and Amy and I attended the Dave Ramsey event together.

So why did we meet at the mall, of all places? The heat. It is hot, humid and stormy here in North Texas. So a nice air conditioned play area for the kiddos is the next best thing to the park.

Since I drove all the way there, I figured I should bring a coupon of course. I redeemed this Bath & Body Works coupon for a FREE trial sized signature collection item with any purchase. They are having a huge sale right now, too! Thanks, Deal Seeking Mom!

On the way home, I stopped by Arby’s for my free Roast Chicken Club sandwich with drink purchase. Do you know they have freebies every Wednesday all summer long?

It was well worth the long drive. We had a great time chatting it up and they each took turns holding the baby. I was the only one of us who actually made a purchase, can you believe it?

Meeting readers and fellow bloggers is always a treat. Until next time, ladies!


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About Alyssa Francis

A thirty-something wife and mother of four! Two daughters by birth, one son by marriage, and a sweet baby boy born in April of 2009. Oldest sister of four girls raised by a single mom. California native. Grew up in Hawaii. Somehow ended up in North Texas. Once a single mom. Former agnostic. A survivor of abuse and addiction. Forgiven by a great big God. Married to my best friend.


  1. Blakely says:

    I used to love walking in the mall in the morning before it opened. It was so peaceful and cool. I'm glad you had fun.

  2. I got my Chicken Club sandwich too this week, bought two drinks and let my 3 year old and 19 month old split the second one. What a frugal lunch! I can't wait for the free roast beef sandwich in two weeks. Glad you had fun at the mall!

  3. Angela and Janette says:

    I have been lurking around your blog for some time now, I can't believe I never realized your from DFW too. I really appreciate all the great wisdom and advice that you share.

  4. It was so great seeing you again! We’ll have to plan another meet-up soon!

  5. It was so nice to see you again!

    I really enjoyed meeting your kiddos. Sara is so cute! I had fun playing with Leah and snuggling with little Colin.

    I’m ready to do it all again… may-be next time with my girls!
    .-= Amy´s last blog ..Fun times with bloggy friends… =-.

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