Articles by Debbie Carey - ToughNickel - Money

Debbie Carey

Hello!! I began hubbing to expand my horizons while helping others to expand theirs! I can't believe it has been years already! Wow! I have been a hubber since June 21, 2011 and I love having the opportunity to share with others!! HubPages has been a great opportunity for me to decompress all the years of storing and building information. I needed a way to get it all out! HubPages is the perfect forum! Now I am making room for more of course! Having Hubnugget winners has made it amazing! Join me writing hubs! It's great fun!

A little bit about me: I am a Substitute Teacher after having been a Preschool teacher for 18 years. Subbing gives me the freedom to help my elderly parents, while still contributing to the family budget! I am also now a Independent Consultant for Thirty-One Gifts, selling purses, totes and organizational storage at in-home parties!! They are adorable and I'm having a great time! I have also gone crazy and begun selling body contouring applicators through IT Works! and it really does work!! I lost 17 inches total with one applicator wrap!!! They are each a great way to work from home! I love working from home so much I have started others too!! You can learn more about each business at my website at where you can shop or join!!

I carry my things in the totes from Thirty-one, wearing my designer jeans and sharing about how wrapping made it possible to wear a pair of jeans that are 5 sizes smaller! It is all good! My hubby is enjoying the new me!

I have been married 19 years to a sweet man who loves my children as much as he does me! Together we have 5 children in our blended family. Three of those great children are mine, who are now adults rocking the world! I have a Teacher/Administrator daughter, a Retired Marine Sergeant/Computer Programmer son, and a son who is an active Air Force Airman/Police Officer. One son-in-law, a stay-at-home Dad, and two daughters-in-law, one who is a Physical Therapist and another who is a Restaurant Hostess...who round out the gang! My grandchildren are my heart's delight!! Lexy, 13, Lyndsy, 12, Bryar, 8 and Gunnyr, 7, and Ava, 1, make my heart sing! In addition, I have two sweet step-grandsons, Huntyr, 17, and Cartyr, 15.

Life is good! Not perfect, but it is good and God is good...all the time! I am blessed! Very Blessed!