Meet Alecia From Savings & Stewardship

Today I’d like to welcome and introduce you to Alecia from www.Savingsand Alecia has been blogging since 2009 and has agreed to let us pick her brain.

Can you tell us a little about yourself?

I am a stay at home mom to 2 lovely little girls and wife to an amazing husband. We are avid followers of Jesus and revel in His mercies. Those are definitely the top 3 things to know about me :). Besides that, I love to cook, dabble in painting, and would love to be a full-time writer someday!

When did you start blogging? How did you get into blogging and why?

July 2009. I kept emailing friends & family about sales & coupons that I would find. A friend suggested that I should start a blog instead of littering everyone’s inbox … so, I did. I’ve continued with it because I found it a great way to stay in contact with the “adult world”. Being a stay at home mom can be lonely at first, and this has helped me find an outlet for my creative talents as well as stay in touch with people over 2′ tall.

What is your blog about and why should people read it?

I blog about “Financial Stewardship.” As Christians, we are commanded to be good stewards of the things that the Lord has given us. These blessings are not ours to keep, but rather to watch over for a short time. We believe that you should not only practice good stewardship in your monetary finances by spending less, but by spending your money appropriately. We blog about coupons, deals, sales, financial tips, money saving practices, recipes, family activities, and so much more. I think people should read it to learn how the modern family can survive and thrive in today’s world!

What would you say inspires the content of your posts?

Frugality and Stewardship are the two things that inspire my posts most. I try to use my blog as a small ministry, allowing the Lord to further His Kingdom through me, if He so chooses. I chose this niche because it is something that I’m passionate about. It was never “cool” to be frugal growing up (my family did not much money), but I have always enjoyed it. Now, I can help others learn that saving money can be rewarding, worthwhile, and FUN!

A lot of people are interested in blogging for money, what are some tips for people who would like to make money from blogging? What are some realistic expectations?

I did not start blogging in order to make money. In fact, I had no idea what an “affiliate” was when I got started. It has sort of been the cherry on top. Personally, I think that if you’re looking to make a bit of on the side, you would be able to do that faster and easier by getting a part time job at a local store. That being said, there is a small (very, very small at first) amount of money that can be made by blogging. I would encourage you to just be honest on your blog, never try to manipulate your readers or try to make a “quick buck” off of them (they’ll see through that). Your reputation can be one of your best selling points – don’t trade that in for a few dollars. Keep your expectations small and you won’t be disappointed.

Everyone has a favorite/least favorite post. Name yours and why?

One of my favorite posts is our “Ministry Money” post because it shows something that I’m most passionate about – stewarding our money so we can give to those in need – not just in the abstract, but in the personal sense! I would have to say that my least favorite posts are the “print here for $1 off” ones :). I know they save everyone money, but they’re kind of boring to write up!

Thanks so much Alecia for letting us get to know you.

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  1. says

    What a great post, I am a blogger friend of Alecia and can tell you that she has inspired me to put God more in my blog too! I used to write on sunday’s, she encouraged me to take the day off. It took me about 6 months to realize that I needed to, but no officially use Sundays and the Lord’s day and day to spend 100% devoted to me family!


    The Proverbs Wife Reply:

    @Lauren @ I am THAT lady,

    That’s what it’s all about…using our blogs to spur one another on to good works. I don’t physically post on Saturday or Sunday. I have learned to keep a stirct weekly blog schedule which has allowed me to still publish relevant content on the weekends without taking away from my family & worship time. For instance…this weekend the clocks Spring forward…so I scheduled a reminder post to go out on Saturday night. It’s about thinking ahead if you do have a desire to post on the weekends/Sunday. I have been so inspired by Alecia and all she is doing on her blog. Thanks for stopping by Lauren. 🙂


    Alecia @ Savings & Stewardship Reply:

    @Lauren @ I am THAT lady, Lauren – you are too sweet!! I’m so excited that you’ve decided to not post on Sundays and that you’re finding that time rewarding with the Lord!! My major reason for not updating (I do not schedule posts to go live on Sundays at all) is because I don’t want my readers on my blog on Sundays either – I want them spending time w/ their families, enjoying the Lord and His creation! I also didn’t want to give the illusion that I was posting on Sundays. Plus, the temptation to “sneak one in” would be just too great for me!

    Granted, we do post a “Saving Sundays” post each week (goes live on Sat night), but it is really just an excuse to show off family photos :).

    I love that each blogger has their own unique take on it, though!!


    Lauren @ I am THAT lady Reply:

    @Alecia @ Savings & Stewardship, You’re welcome Alecia. I actually don’t do any posts on Sundays at all either, I pretty much stay off the computer all day, because it just too tempting… Now that I am so far along in my pregnancy I get so many emails asking me if I went into labor, when I log into my computer on Mondays’. HA! I have told them that I don’t blog on Sundays, but everyone is just waiting for the big announcement!


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