Why I love the Nintendo 2DS and the Tomodachi Life Game from Best Buy

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

You guys know I am always conflicted on giving the kids more tech gadgets, right? I’m a BIG believer in kids doing old school stuff like running and climbing and playing outside. My Mister’s oldest daughter told my nephews one day – {they’re 8 & 10} – about how she used to play. That she didn’t have all these gadgets and tablets and phones… She had geese. And 10 acres. And that was it. How times have changed. Lol. And I love non-tech type toys, especially for my little nephew who has a few sensory disorders. But at the same time, I do love the way that technology can seriously help kids learn, grow, and expand their minds. It’s amazing!

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Under the Sea Lunch Idea


I’m always looking for easy, frugal, and FUN ways to help the kiddos eat healthier. And, actually eat – you know what I mean? It’s hard enough staying on a budget. It’s worse when the kids don’t like what you serve, and you end up throwing things away. So, I decided to take a few minutes each day – honestly, it only takes a few more minutes prep to make fun lunches, I promise! – to create meals that entertain the kids enough to actually eat…..

Under the Sea lunch - #BumbleBeeB2S [Read more...]

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Do You Know How to Earn Free Money Using Your Phone?

This is a sponsored giveaway with Mums the Word Network and Jingit. All opinions are my own, as always. I only share stuff I seriously love. 

Who loves free money? {Is everyone waving their hands in the air right now? I thought so :)} I know that I love finding cool new ways to earn extra free money from stuff I do anyway, or ways to earn money working from home. Sites like Ebates, MyPoints, and InBox Dollars give me awesome ways to earn money from what I do online – things like reading emails, surfing the web, or shopping. Because of those, sometimes I’ve wanted to avoid actually shopping in stores, because I’d be missing my awesome rewards and free cash back. But, I’ve recently fallen in love with an app that helps you earn free cash when you shop at your local stores too. So cool. Check it out….

How to earn free money using the Jingit App [Read more...]

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DIY Pencil or Marker Holder

This post to share cool new ways to use Palmolive is sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions are my own. As always :) #PalmoliveWM

I love being crafty. I love being frugal. I love when I can be frugally crafty. Which is why, ever since I was a kid, I’ve been a big fan of “junk crafting” – taking things you would normally just throw away, and creating something nifty with them. Which also explains why I can’t throw away a jar to save my life. I’m a jar-aholic. True story. But seriously… Think about our grandparents. My grandma lived by the saying, “Use it upwear it out, make it do, or do without.” You didn’t just buy new pants every season – you patched up last seasons. Let out the hem to make them longer. Or hemmed them shorter to hand down to the next kid. You know? So, in that spirit, I have a fun little DIY project for ya today. Super simple, perfect for back to school, and will cost you almost nothing. Perfect, right? :)

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Quick and Dirty Tips to Make Back to School Simple

Back to School Made Simple with Quick and Dirty Tips… This post is totally not compensated, I just thought the info was super awesome and helpful, and that you’d like it as much as I did :)

Back to School Tips that Rock

Free, curated collection of back-to-school tips for students, teachers, and parents - from Grammar Girl, Mighty Mommy and the experts at Quick and Dirty Tips! 

Whether you’re an English teacher looking for grammar insight, a parent worried about your child’s kindergarten anxiety, or a student looking to stay organized this school year, Quick and Dirty Tips can help! [Read more...]

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Enter to Win $1,000 Cash!!

Howdy friends! I’ve teamed up with an awesome brand, and a bunch of bloggy buddies to bring you a super cool new giveaway. Learn about a sweet new online shopping app, how to earn rewards for you AND your fave charity – then have a chance to win BIG!

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Did you know you can shop, earn, and donate all at once? You are already shopping online or on your mobile devices, so why not donate to a good cause while doing so. iMyne allows you to do just that. Many of the retailers you already know and love actually offer money back as an incentive to shop their sites, but these incentives are rarely cashed in on. iMyne works with these sites to send those savings back to you as well as your favorite charitable cause. [Read more...]

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Adorable and Affordable Back to School Clothes for Kids

Thank you to OshKosh B’gosh and The Motherhood blogging network for letting me partner with them to share some awesome kids fall fashion with you!

Ok, I mentioned yesterday in my Top 10 Trends for Kids this Fall post that I am in love – in LOOOOOVE – with OshKosh B’gosh. I’ll be honest – they sent me a gift card to go and shop. Our closest store is at an outlet mall, 2 hours away. The last time I was there, I fell head over heels with everything they had. {You can see some outfits here, here, and a post here, and a video of our summer fashion fun here. Ohmyheck.} We couldn’t make it to the actual store this time, so I had to shop online. But, they make it so darn easy, and I love the way that they match up outfits for you, to give you ideas. They rock. My package of adorableness came the other day… Then we had crazy thunderstorms, and it took me a bit to be able to get pics to share. But seriously – check out the cuteness, and get your credit cards ready to shop :)

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