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Enter to Win a TickleMe Plant Prize Package – Perfect for Kids!

Hey guys! You know I’m a nature lover, right? My house is filled with potted plants, my property is filled with gardens and fruit trees, and I’m just a sucker for all things green and natural and happy. So, I am super excited to bring you a chance to win this really fun prize package that can get you and your kiddos excited about growing things too! Check it out…

Use the Discount Code to Save 15% Off Your Easter Egg Kit Order!

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About the TickleMe Plant:

TickleMe Plants are the only plants that will close their leaves and lower their branches when tickled! Grow your plant from seeds OR purchase a mature plant right away! TickleMe Plant Company has a plant set or kit for everyone! Take a look at our favorite TickleMe Plant Kits Below!

Just in time for Easter! TickleMe Plant Easter Egg Terrarium with Paint Set! Paint This Large 6 inch Egg and Grow The Plants Inside. The Leaves Close up When Tickled. It can Produce Sparkling Pink Flowers! Use the discount code (15percentegg) to save 15% off of your Easter Egg Terrarium kit. The discount code is only valid for a limited time and while supplies last! Don’t miss out on your chance to get this fun Easter TickleMe Plant kit for your kids!

TickleMe Plant Easter Egg Terrarium with Paint Set! Paint This Large 6 inch Egg and Grow The Plants Inside. The Leaves Close up When Tickled. It can Produce Sparkling Pink Flowers! #TickleMePlant

Sharing the fun! The TickleMe Plant Classroom or Science Party kit includes supplies for thirty students! Each Box Kit contains: 30 four inch flower pots, 30 soil wafers that expand to fill the pot when you add water, 15 packs of TickleMe Plant Seeds (Mimosa pudica), 1 TickleMe Plant Book filled with pictures and information showing how to care for and play with your Pet TickleMe Plant.

Fun for the Kids! TickleMe Plant Deluxe Greenhouse Kit with 6 Color Paint Set for Kids with 10 Fun Activities. This TickleMe Plant deluxe activity kit comes complete with all you need to grow your very own TickleMe interactive plant. It includes seeds, the plant pots, growing medium, a greenhouse, science activity card, AND acrylic paint set with a brush to paint the pots! This set is ideal for parents to inspire their kids with fun science activities. Grow the only house plant that closes its leaves and lowers its branches when you tickle it. What a great learning experience!

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GIANT List – Free Samples, Free Money, Free Deals, Free Toys, Free Makeup + More!

Hey all! Weekends are when I clean out my inbox. Which means, it’s when I find all kinds of cool stuff! So, I’ve put together a big round up of free samples, ways to get free cash, deals that give you free gifts or practically free product, and more cool free stuff. Because – Free is my Favorite Flavor. ;) Lol. Be sure to share this around with anyone you think will love it too – you can retweet the post by clicking here:

Or going to Facebook to reshare my post to your own page. Hope you enjoy! And if you’ve found any really cool freebies this week yourself, be sure to share them on my Facebook post, or add them to the comments here, so the rest of us can get ’em too! Thanks, all.

 

Free samples 

  1. Click here to fill out a quick form, and get a freebie sample set from Olay – 3 samples of the new Whips face care products. If you love Olay Whips already – order your fave here on the Olay site, then get a FREE GIFT too: FREEMASK or FREEMIST, gets you a free product valued of $13 bucks. Sweet. :)
  2. Sign up and receive FREE Trial of Contact Lenses from WALDO just pay shipping and handling, $2.95.
  3. Join Sampler – you take just a couple of minutes to answer a few questions about your household – if you have kids, if you drink coffee, etc. And then it will tell you which samples are available, specifically for you. Mine had some fancy pants spices – I got to choose which flavors – and a kids snack bar. I’ve heard good things, it’s legit. And after you’re there awhile, you’ll get more offers!
  4. Get a free sample of the new Whole Blends Honey Treasures hair mask treatment from Garnier.
  5. Sign up at Yellow Circles to get a free starter kit, tshirt, stickers, buttons.
  6. Free Tshirt – it’ll be a white tee, size large, with a hardware logo on it. But it’s totally free, grab it here.
  7. Get a free sample of Powerizer Complete All-Purpose Detergent & Cleaner, just fill out a quick survey form.
  8. Sign up at PinchME to get a free sample of Sugru moldable glue – a really cool product, I’ve had a couple of samples of it before. Clever stuff.
  9. Free water bottle from Mucinex. If you’re a member, log in to see if you have the freebie offer available to you! If you’re not a member, do the quick sign up and then keep an eye out for missions to get cool free coupons, deals, and samples.
  10. Free SkinCeuticals personalized sample. Fill in the information below and receive a complimentary serum sample – based on your skin concern.
  11. Same brand, different sample: Request your Complimentary Sample of Discoloration Defense Daily, dark spot corrector targets visible skin discoloration for brighter, more even-looking skin.
  12. BREYLEE free samples – get a trial of their Acne Treatment Serum, and possibly other products from time to time – just fill out the form with your info.
  13. If you, or someone you love, lives with epilepsy – join the Epilepsy Foundation Kids Crew! It has a goal of educating people about epilepsy, and rewarding kids for being involved in activities, local walks, and more. Sign up and get a free starter kit. (Abby doesn’t have epilepsy, but she was diagnosed with a seizure disorder when she was little, which was SO scary. Here’s the post after her first seizure – it ended up NOT being febrile, and we had a scary ride for a couple of years. Definitely puts a soft spot in my heart for parents dealing with this!)
  14. Get a free sample pack of Kiehl’s Skincare products! Complete the form on the page and AFTER you submit it they will confirm your free samples of the Kiehl’s customer favorites skincare routine.
  15. Free sample of Makeup Eraser – scroll down their site. You’ll see the boxes to request a sample. You have to follow them on Instagram, and then you’ll get a small, trial size of their makeup eraser cloth – which I’ve heard cool stuff about. This will be a small piece, not a full size, and shipping is totally free, no credit card, just make sure to UNclick the box at checkout that says .98 cents for shipping protection, ;)
  16. Fill out the form with your info, and get a free sample of the new Garnier Sheet Masks, you do have to sign up for their newsletter though.
  17. Join ALLURE Magazine’s Beauty Enthusiast panel – sign up, and watch for opportunities to get free samples, try free products in home and share feedback, etc.
  18. Request a free Poise sample kit! Currently, they only have the Light Leaks pack available to order. But you get three products, all free – as long as you haven’t ordered a kit from them recently. There are also coupons available to print too – look for the tab up top.
  19. Free Simple Green brand cleaning products – sign up at Viewpoints, enter your info, and request to get the new line of products to sample at home, and fill out a feedback form afterwards, letting them know what you thought of them.
  20. Fill out a form to request a free sample of Dabur Vatika Coconut Hair Oil! There’s a box that says “Pin Code” which I think is supposed to mean PO Box. :)
  21. Get a free ring sizer from Brilliant Earth – who, by the way, have absolutely STUNNING rings, if anyone is like, shopping for my birthday coming up or anything. ;)
  22. Get a free sample of Amazing Grass Amazing Protein Glow in Chocolate Rose flavor!

How to Earn Free Cash

Free Cash

  1. Join Ebates – OMG, my fave way to earn easy money. I do most of my shopping online – and sometimes I’ll specifically buy bigger ticket items I’ve looked at locally from their website, then pick up in store, just to earn the big bonus cash back from Ebates, ;) Join for free and get a $10 gift card after your first purchase of $25 or more.
  2. Here’s a big list of Class Action Settlements: If any apply to you – products you’ve bought, services you’ve used, etc – fill out the forms, and they’ll send you out a refund check or PayPal payment. They usually take awhile to send the payments – and sometimes it’s only a couple of bucks. But I submit a claim for every one that I qualify for, and have gotten some checks for $50+ before. Easy peasy.
  3. Get $20 free, that you can cash out as PayPal, Amazon gift card, etc – from Ibotta! Stop throwing away your receipts after grocery shopping – scan them here, and they give you no-strings free cash back on tons of purchases. It’s quick and easy, and I earn every.single.time I shop. One of my all-time fave frugal living apps, ever.
  4. Sign up and create an account at YouGov – earn free gift cards to places like Amazon, Nike, Target, Lowes – or even cash! You get invites to fill out surveys, and earn points for giving feedback and opinions on things like your shopping habits, feelings about new ads, and thoughts on politics and current events. If you keep an eye out in news articles, you’ll sometimes see statistics pulled from YouGov surveys, so the opinions you give matter!

How to Get Free Makeup Deals

Free Deals

  1. Free burgers! Yep, this post has a list of 15 different restaurants that have different ways to reward you with totally FREE hamburgers!
  2. Free bowling all summer! We have done this every year, for awhile now? Love it! Go to KidsBowlFree.com, choose your state, then choose which participating bowling area in your city you want free passes to. You can sign up all of your kids under 15 — Kids Bowl Free allows your family to bowl 2 Games FREE everyday, all summer. Plus, there’s a family pass option where parents, grandparents, older children that don’t qualify for the Kids Bowl Free passes and babysitters can join in the fun and get the same great 2 FREE Game offer every day too. When you register please enter my email address meagan.paullin@yahoo.com so our family is entered to win some great prizes including Gas Cards, Amazon.com Gift Cards, Weekend Hotel Trips, Restaurant Gift Cards and many more! (You’ll get the same thing after signing up, a referral link to share to earn prizes too.) Totally legit, we have two options here in little ol’ Yakima, so I’m betting you’ll have participating bowling alleys too!
  3. I didn’t try this one myself, because it didn’t seem to apply to me? But, you can get a free $10 Starbucks gift card, by filling out a survey about your role at work, and connecting using LinkedIn.
  4. Knowing your credit score is super important, and making sure the info that’s on your credit report is crazy-important – errors need to be appealed and fixed, asap! You can that info here – Sign up to get your FREE credit score sent to you monthly, and personalized savings advice, from Credit Sesame. They never require a credit card, totally legit.
  5. Until 4/7 on Hollar you can get freebies – Buy One, Get One FREE on all qualifying Easter items! Use code BUNNYBOGO We do a big Easter egg hunt + dinner at my house, the day before Easter, every year. And I like to have lots of goodies for Easter baskets and prizes, so this was an awesome way for me to stock up. {I bought 12 pairs of different colored bunny ears, that I’ll force all of the kiddos – even the super cool teens, lol – to wear for a family photo. Love it!}
  6. FREE MAKEUP! Ok, this isn’t technically “free,” – but practically. I’ve signed up for BoxyCharm in January – and am freaking amazed at the amount of value they pack into their pretty packages! All the products are full sized, high end, and they do a fab job of choosing the right stuff for me based on my profile questions. Then, once you are a member, you can get on the Waitlist for BoxyLuxe, which ships 4 times a year. You can see what that box looks like here: BoxyLuxe Uh-MAY-Zing First Shipment on Instagram. Just ONE product, the IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream (you know how much I love IT Cosmetics, since being introduced during the Mom Makeover), would’ve been the price I paid for the ENTIRE box – so it’s like getting all of the other palettes, brushes, polishes, and pretties for free! Every month is $20 bucks, at at least one item alone is worth that, every time. I’m blown away by these guys.
  7. Free $10 on FabFitFun: I kept seeing posts about it, freaking everywhere. So, I finally signed up for FabFitFun – it was the cute little floral robe that was a choice in the Spring Subscription Box that sold me, actually. That alone was worth the price I paid for the box. If you’ve been eyeing it too – the Summer Box will be shipping soon! Boxes of are full of fabulous goodies in beauty, wellness, fashion, and fitness – you indicate which of those you like best, when you fill out the sign-up profile. I thought they did a rad job of picking things perfect for me, based off of what I told them, and seeing what was available in other’s boxes (from spying on Instagram, ha) — I’m giving you $10 to spend. You can thank me later :)
  8. Free $20 Simply Earth Gift Card with Essential Oil Subscription Box – you can see what these look like in my Simply Earth subscription box post here on Instagram – I’m “simply” in love. (See what I did there? Lol.) I was super interested in essential oils, but had no clue where to start. This sends you a themed package each month – like beauty, with oils, pigments, and containers to create DIY products, or wellness like I got last month, that was perfect for me! Using my link and coupon code MEGSSUNSHINEFREE you get the bonus free $20 gift card + the BIG BONUS BOX you’ll see in my post too. You’ll love it!

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Other Cool Free Stuff

  1. Apply to be a Step2 Toy Tester!! This is really cool, and I know a few people who have been picked for this in previous years. You sign up – and must have at least one kiddo under the age of 5 in your home, which excludes me, sad panda face. :( But if you have little ones – you then get to choose your favorite option from the ones available, that you’d like to test at home. And these are big toys, like the Rain Showers and Unicorn water play table set that I’ve been eyeing for out by the pool this summer!! If you get picked, be sure to tag me when you share about what you got to test out, so I can see!! :)
  2. Check out the FREE workshops available at your local Home Depot! I’ve helped host a couple of the Do It Herself events here at my local store, and Abby is a HUGE fan of the Kid’s Workshops – we still have the bird house she built at one, when she was 4 years old, hanging outside. :)
  3. Join Moms Meet – they focus on healthy, clean, green, eco-friendly products that fit perfectly into the mom life. I’ve worked with them for YEARS, love them. They have opportunities to test products for free, and sometimes earn free gift cards too – for regular moms, for social media influencers, for bloggers, for hosting home parties, etc.
  4. Apply to host a free Little Tikes World’s Biggest Playdate House Party! Those selected will receive a free party pack with gift cards, toys, party supplies, and more.

Be sure to share this using the easy peasy share tools below! And sign up for my email newsletters – in the upper right corner! – to get these weekly updates straight to your own inbox! Thanks for ready, y’all. :)

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FREE Valentine’s Shirt or Sweatshirt Deal!!

This post contains affiliate links, which means I get credit if you buy some pretties ;) If you’re interested in being an affiliate for Cents of Style too, sign up today!

It’s exactly ONE MONTH until Valentine’s Day, can you even believe that? I coulda swore we juuuust got done with Christmas? Time passes so fast. But, one month is just the perfect amount of time to start getting love on your mind – and I’ve got an awesome FREEBIE deal that you will totally love.

BUY 1 GET 1 FREE – Valentine Graphic tees and sweatshirts!!

The code is 2FORLOVE and it allows you to mix and match! So, buy any one item, and get the second one FREE + FREE SHIPPING! The code is ONLY active until 01/15/19 at midnight, so you have to HURRY to get this deal!!

“Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.” – Oscar Wilde

2 For Tuesday – 01/15/19 – Buy 1 Get 1 FREE – Valentine Graphic Tees and Sweatshirts! Use Code: 2FORLOVE – one for you and one for a friend!!

All You Need is Love... and Tacos - Valentines free tshirt deal!

All You Need is Love… And Tacos!

You can celebrate Galentine’s style, and buy a tee for you AND get a free one to gift to a favorite BFF. Or, celebrate being a Quirky Alone (like me, ha!) and buy yourself a gift of a sweatshirt to wear now – and have a super cute tee to wear later. Only some of these are really “VALENTINE’S– Valentines,” know what I mean? Most can be worn any time of year that you just feel all lovely, <3

All You Need is Love - Valentine's tshirt freebie

“Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.” – Joan Crawford

So – these styles may sell out, and the deal is ONLY until 1/15/18 at midnight – so jump on it, and order a big pile of them!!

“Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties.” – Jules Renard

So…. what are you waiting for?? Go get your FREE Valentine’s Day shirts right now!! Buy a pair, or buy a pile :)

Get the deal here: 2 For Tuesday – 01/15/19 – Buy 1 Get 1 FREE – Valentine Graphic Tees and Sweatshirts! Use Code: 2FORLOVE

Be sure to share this with all of the ladies you know, tell your mister what you want as a gift, stock up on gifts for your girls and yourself…. I’m totally getting her and I the “All You Need is Love…. and tacos” shirts for my daughter and I :)

Lots of Layers!!

And — there’s a deal on Cardigans right now too! So you can grab a cute cardi too, to layer over your Valentine’s tees!! Here’s the deal: Best Selling Cardi – ONLY $14.95! + FREE Shipping w/code: CARDI15 – Ends 01/16/2018 at midnight!!
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HUGE Weekly List of Freebies and Samples!

Heeey guys. I’m going to try to start doing these posts once a week. With a roundup of all of the cool deals, free samples, free money, cool giveaways, etc that I find from around the web. Some of these include referral or affiliate links – meaning I get credit if you sign up – but not all of them. And I’d recommend all of these either way, :) You know how much I love free stuff, right? Enjoy, and be sure to share with friends who might appreciate this too!

How to Earn Free Cash

Here’s an absolute fave of mine at the moment – Ibotta. You get the app. After you shop, you scan your receipts. And it adds up free cash for you, that you can cash out as PayPal payments, or a ton of different gift cards. I use mine for Amazon credit. :) Like, you are going to buy groceries anyway. And gas. And book travel. And buy liquor…. yep, you can even get cash back for having cocktails! — so, why not get FREE cash back on those purchases? Seriously so easy, I’m always making people sign up, and no one has ever regretted it, for reals. Check it out here to get your bonus welcome freebie!

More Free Stuff:

  1. Sign up and tell them why you’re blessed – and they’ll send you a free “I’m Blessed” t-shirt!
  2. Free Sample of Ziploc sandwich bags in either Frozen or Star Wars design. Sign up as a new member at DigiTry if you’re not a member yet.
  3. Choose your favorite scent, and then request free samples from Jewelry in Candles.
  4. Get another fun scented freebie – request a sample from Pink Zebra.
  5. Apply to be a Toy Tester for Our Generation dolls – and possibly get your own doll and accessories! Just fill out the form, and they’ll be in touch via email.
  6. Check out this Crazy Coupon Lady post {her site is always filled with good stuff!} to learn how to get a totally free 3-pack of Clorox Cleaning and Disinfecting Wipes at Walmart.
  7. Get a free sample of Mocha Cafe Charcoal coffee.
  8. Join Ebates and get $10 cash free bonus – all you do is use it to shop online, and they’ll give you the best coupon codes available, PLUS give you free cash back on your purchase. This is one of my ALL TIME fave tools, and if you shop online without some type of cash back site, you are missing out on totally free money!!
  9. Free Chanel product samples on their Facebook page.
  10. Join the Budweiser Rewards program, to have chances to win big in their sweepstakes, earn free gear like t-shirts and stickers, and more!
  11. Set up an account for free at Influenster – then you have TONS of chances to sample free beauty products! They also do bunches of giveaways too. And they have really good stuff. If you search on Instagram you’ll see so many cool things that people get there.
  12. Get an Atkins Free Quick Start Kit and coupons.
  13. Get a FREE $10 credit to spend at ThreadUp – and be sure to request a bag, if you’re doing the Kon-Mari stuff, and send it all of your unwanted clothing to earn even MORE credit to spend!!
  14. Did you know that you can get a discounted rate on Amazon Prime if you are on Medicaid or are an EBT card holder? Check it out and sign up for the free trial, and then get Prime – which includes loads of movies, free shipping, exclusive discounts, and more! – for only $5.99 a month after the trial ends.
  15. Apply to test out a free personal safety device – you’ll have to create a profile if you’re not a member, which takes a few extra minutes.
  16. Free Avon ANEW Clinical Eye Lift Pro sample – just fill out a quick form.
  17. Join Blue Apron with this link, and it’ll give you a coupon to save $50 off your first two boxes!! Awesome deal on recipe delivery.
  18. Sign up at DailyGoodieBox.com, fill out a quick profile, and they may send you a big box of freebies! It took me awhile to get my first one, and I’ve only qualified for a few since then – but they’re totally awesome when you get them.
  19. Free admission to national parks for all 4th graders – learn more and sign up.
  20. Get a free 7-day trial to Brittanica Kids – great for helping with homework and research projects, homeschooling, and more.
  21. Request a free skincare sample from Te Mana Tahiti.
  22. Home Tester Club has some new freebies available, like toothpaste sets.
  23. Free $2 in credit when you sign up at Hollar! That doesn’t sound like a lot, until you see how amazingly CHEAP everything is there! Their shipping is super fast, not like a lot of the places where you can find really cheap stuff, but it takes eleventy hundred years to ship from overseas, lol. I’m so addicted to this site it’s not even funny.
  24. Get a free Kids Spring Crafts ebook with tons of simple, creative craft projects for kids.
  25. Get a free sample of Herbalife Lift Off product – an energy, wellness product.
  26. Free Folgers 1850 coffee sample, from PinchMe.
  27. Sign up at Pillsbury – General Mills – to get free samples. I get random stuff from them throughout the year by being on the mailing and email list – free calendar, free samples, free coupons, cool stuff.
  28. Enter to WIN a movie swag bag prize package from me – for A Dog’s Way Home film.
  29. If you regularly buy Disney movies, or go to see movies in the theater a lot – join the Disney Movie Rewards site. You enter those codes that are in all of your Disney DVD boxes, which add up to get you free stuff. There are also bonus points sometimes for seeing a movie in theater, or other activities. Also check out the Disney Premiere Pack, if you’re a big Disney lover.
  30. Join PinchMe for free sample boxes packed with cool stuff.
  31. Get $10 off your purchase at ULTA, by signing up at Top Cash Back, plus earn free cash back on all of your purchases.
  32. Get a totally free copy of your credit report, and other info, from Credit Sesame. I use this every year.
  33. Get a free one-month subscription to Rocksbox, a gorgeous accessory box you get monthly – with code SHOPROCKSXOXO.
  34. Sign up at Tryazon – Then apply to host a party and get a big box of free goodies to share with guests! Right now there’s a Frey Chocolate party available to apply for.
  35. Free Walmart Beauty Box – just pay $5 shipping. You sign up with your credit card info, and 4 times a year they’ll ship you out a box of beauty products for just $5. It is SO worth it. I’ve shared pics of mine on my Instagram in the past – always definitely have a value of way over $5 bucks, and have coupons inside too. Love these. Also – check out Boxycharm: An amazing deal on beauty products, if you have ever seen people post their boxes on Insta, you know how awesome of a value these are! Just $21 a month, get over $100 in product, all full size. SO cool.

Whew! That was a lot of good stuff. Hope you enjoy! Be sure to follow me on social for more tips and cool stuff:

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A Dog’s Way Home – Film Opens Jan 11, 2019 – Movie Swag Giveaway!!

 This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Review Wire Media for Sony Pictures. #ADogsWayHome

A Dog's Way Home #ADogsWayHome

A lot can happen between lost and found – I think that line gives you a really good idea of what this amazingly heartwarming film, A Dog’s Way Home, is about, right? It’s every dog owners worst nightmare – losing their pet. Not everyone “gets it,” understands the way a dog isn’t “just” a pet. They become a legit part of your family. I know that for me, losing my dog would be heartbreaking, and being separated from him would leave a big hole in our home, family, and whole life. If you are an animal lover too, you totally know what I mean. [Read more…]

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Starlink: Battle for Atlas is THE Perfect Family Xbox Game!

I’m SO super excited to share the coolest new Xbox One family game with you guys – Starlink: Battle for Atlas! The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service. Keep reading to check it out…

As you can see, Abby gives this Starlink: Battle for Atlas Starter Kit an enthusiastic TWO THUMBS UP! We both seriously love it. You can save $25 on Starter Packs, plus, save 30% on Starlink toys, right now at Best Buy stores or online at BestBuy.com – Perfect for last minute Christmas shopping, or, for us – to stock up our own collection! Because that’s what makes this game so extra cool… It’s not just a traditional video game you pop in and play. It comes with “modular toy technology,” – meaning, actual physical toy pieces, mixing and matching your favorite ships and pilots, adding cool weapons specific to certain challenges, to constantly change up the way you play the game. So it never gets boring, and you can constantly expand game play!

Starlink: Battle for Atlas Ship

Isn’t this super cool?? Abby and I both expected the ships and accessories to be kinda cheap plastic pieces? So we were impressed when they were really substantial feeling, well-built, sturdy, just really cool. She displays them up on her shelf now ;) Here’s a little bit more about the game, in fancy gamer speak:

  • Battle for Atlas is an open-world space saga that features modular toy technology that allows players to assemble and customize real-world physical starships, link the starships to their game controller, and launch into an epic adventure across the Atlas star system, either in single player or with a friend in two-player split-screen local co-op.
  • Each modular component and pilot attached to the starship appears instantly in-game, allowing players to directly affect the course of their battle in a meaningful way.

So, a couple of cool things about this – if you have a kiddo who’s about Abby’s age of 8, where they’re starting to outgrow the “babyish” games, but you’re hesitant to let them move up to some of the more grown-up games due to adult content, this game is SUCH an awesome choice. The open-world concept is cool, because it means that they don’t follow a scripted game-play – they can explore worlds, go into battles, choose what they want to do in the game, and it’s ever-evolving. But, it’s all appropriate content, and while you can play two-player, it’s not a multi-player game with strangers, so you don’t have to worry about any of the issues that come along with that. And, something that REALLY impressed us was that when you change out your weapons on your actual real-life ship on your controller – it actually does change instantly in the game, no lag at all. Super cool!

Starlink Xbox Game for Christmas

I mean, look at this face? All she needs for Christmas is a few more of those front teeth, ha. And all YOUR kids need this Christmas is the new Starlink: Battle for Atlas Xbox One Starter Kit game and accessories from Best Buy! I honestly think this would be a good fit for the entire family – little kids might not fully understand all of the plot, but will love the idea of mixing and matching the toys and players and ships. The game has something for everyone, since the open-world style allows them to make the game what they want it to be. (Abby loves exploring the planets for weird lifeforms, and collecting scientific data about the animals.) The modular toy technology means you can buy new pieces to keep the game fresh and new, and they’re super affordable. And – there are multiple settings, easy to hard, so you can adjust it to any skill level too!

Xbox One Starlink at Best Buy

Starlink: Battle for Atlas is available on Nintendo Switch, the PlayStation®4 and Xbox One. And HURRY: Save $25 on Starter Packs. Plus, save 30% on Starlink toys. Save big on Starlink: Battle for Atlas toys at Best Buy today! And, if you want to read more about what other families have to say about Starlink – follow the #StarlinkGame across social media to learn more!!

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The Easiest Way to Create Custom Framed Photo Prints – CanvasDiscount.com!

“This is a sponsored post with Canvas Discount and BraVoMark. All opinions are mine.

I love photos. I have a huge passion for preserving family memories. I always have. Even when I was a little girl, I was always stealing photos out of the family photo albums, to hang up in my bedroom, or tuck into my favorite storybooks. Now, as an adult, they mean ever so much more to me…. In 2016, you might have noticed that I disappeared from blogging full time. I still feel like I owe you guys a full explanation, that I’ve been working on writing about for a year now. But, I was diagnosed with a lot of serious chronic illnesses. My body is just full of shenanigans these days. Which means a lot of brain fog, forgetfulness, memory loss. So, surrounding myself with framed photos of happy times, filling books with images that jog my memory — these things have a new depth to me.

I also have a lot less energy than I used to have. So when I found out that CanvasDiscount.com has an option where you can have them create a Framed Photo Print for you, I was super excited! The fancy term is “Framed Photo Within a Passe-partout,” which means that you upload a photo, you can add effects like black and white, or add text, and choose your size and frame type, they put it all together for you, and send you a beautifully put together, professional looking piece of photo art to hang in your home. Easy peasy, affordable, and oh so worth it! So, I started putting together an idea in this wild little head of mine, ;) …

How to create DIY photo art with canvasdiscount.com

Last fall Abby and I had some photos done by a friend of mine, out at his friend’s house. They live on a ranch, and the view was so wide and expansive and gorgeous. He got a few shots of Abby and I walking hand in hand, walking through the clover in the field. And every time I look at them, I think of The Hobbit, and The Shire, and Bilbo running off, “I’m going on an Adventure!!” So, I dug through those files, and chose the one of Abby and I walking away, to upload to the CanvasDiscount.com site, to create my masterpiece. Eeeek, I was already getting excited.

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;

So, then I had this part of a quote from J.R.R Tolkien in my head, that felt fitting for this photo, and gave me a chance to use their customization tools, and make this photo a little more unique. {The quote is about how there’s more to people than what meets the eye. And that people are often stronger than they appear…} The tools on the CanvasDiscount.com site make it really simple to personalize your photo, so I added the quote at the top, customized the color and font, adjusted the size, then slightly muted the colors of it all to blend together. I honestly wasn’t too sure how this would turn out. Abby had been sick for days with a seriously bad stomach flu, the very first week of school, I was starting to get it too, it was late and I was tired, maybe I didn’t do it right…. Fingers crossed, as I submitted my order.

When it arrived – you can see that they put a ton of care into packaging and shipping, wrapping all of the corners securely, making sure you get a beautiful product in perfect condition. I think it shows a lot about a company, the way they package things, how much care they put into it. So, they clearly cared a lot about their work – and I couldn’t wait to open it, and see how they had made my idea come to life…

And I just absolutely loved it!! This Framed Photo Print is just what I had hoped for!!! I have a gallery wall that I’m working on in the Master Bedroom. The frames I’m painting are almost exactly the color of this new framed print from CanvasDiscount.com, and the color matches my new floors just perfectly — and I’m like, ridiculously happy about this. :) The quality of the paper the picture is printed on is lovely, and it just all comes together so great.

If I can get a quality product created while half out of it with a flu, then I guarantee anyone can do it, ha.

I already ordered two of their 8’x8′ canvas prints too – one for my wall, and one as a Christmas gift for my momma. Because you KNOW grandmas love family pics!! {Keep reading to get that SWEET exclusive coupon code!!} I’ll be sure to come back and post when the gallery wall is all finished up, since I’ve learned some tricks along the way that I’m excited to share!

Here’s another look at the full Framed Photo Print of Abby and I from CanvasDiscount.com that I customized with a quote and frame, using their easy peasy online system…

Now— I have a super duper deal for you guys! No matter what you decide to load up your cart with, you’ll make sure to add this one too –

Get TWO 8’”x8’” canvas prints for just $9 bucks!!

Here’s how to get this great deal on canvas photo prints:

  • Go to CanvasDiscount.com – upload your favorite photos, and select 8″x8″ format canvas prints.
  • Once both images are loaded successfully, enter the exclusive coupon code just for my readers — SUNSHINEANDSIPPYCUPS, into the coupon code section in the shopping cart.
  • The regular price of an 8″x8″ canvas is $49. The coupon code will bring it down to only $9 bucks, and then make the second one totally FREE! Super cool, right?

There is one catch – it’s only good until 10/31/2018!! So, you better hurry!!

If you have order, I’d LOVE to see what you get!! Feel free to share pics of what you get, and tag me in them! You can follow the brand here: 

And use #canvasdiscountcom to ask questions or share your cool new products, so I can see what you created!!

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