Monday, December 14, 2015

Swagbucks: Santa's Lil Helpers Team Challenge 2015


The holidays are a time to celebrate but they are also a time of giving. There are so many people that don’t have the privilege of a holiday experience they justly deserve, whether it be gifts or a hearty meal. While we celebrate with our family and friends it is important to reflect on all the blessings that have been bestowed on us and remember that we have a duty to help others. That’s why Swagbucks is humbly asking all of you to be Santa’s Lil Helpers this holiday season in their newest Team Challenge! 

For the first time ever Swagbucks will allow us to donate your Team Challenge bonuses to a charity of our choice!

#MomLifeMonday - 12.14.15



"J And Tiffany sitting in a tree, 

K-I-S-S-I-N-G,
First comes love, 
Then comes marriage, 
Then comes baby in a baby carriage."

Our story did not exactly follow that order. We had been engaged twice and called them off because we were so young and could not afford a wedding - or so we thought. We found out that we were expecting in December 2008. I was working full time while being a full time college student that I did not notice my period never came. 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

#WifeLifeWednesday - 12.9.15



Welcome to the first post in my new Wednesday series " Wife-Life Wednesdays!" I am so excited to bring you personal stories, quotes, resources and more devoted to marriage.

I first met King J ten years ago at work. We started dating a few months later. We were engaged three times but could not afford a wedding. When we discovered that Princess A was on the way, we knew we could not put it off any longer. Who knwe that a ceremony at the courthouse was so affordable and less stressful?! Next month we will celebrate our 7th wedding anniversary. As with anything worth fighting for, there have been many highs, lows and in-betweens along our journey together. God has used them to transform us both as a couple and individually. Please join me weekly as I get personal about our journal so far, hopes for the future plus other goodies I have to share with you.

In the comments, let me know how long you have been with you signiicant other.

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Monday, December 7, 2015

#MomLifeMonday - 12.6.15


Welcome to the first post in my new Monday series " Mom-Life Mondays!" I am so excited to bring you personal stories, interesting articles, information and more devoted to motherhood.

I became a mother at the age of 21 (Princess A), right after graduating from college. We welcomed a second child this summer (Prince C). There have been many highs, lows and in-betweens along this road of motherhood, but I would not want it any different. My children have both built me up and humbled me many times and changed my life forever. Please join me weekly as I get personal about my journal so far, hopes for the future plus other goodies I have to share with you.

In the comments, let me know what stage of parenting are you in - infants, toddlers, preschoolers, preteen, etc!

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Friday, December 4, 2015

*Hot* Hershey's promotion at Walgreens!

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Say more this holiday with KISSES DELUXE Chocolates - “A combination of roasted hazelnuts, delicate crisps and layers of rich, creamy chocolate.” The 20-count Kisses Deluxe package is exclusive only to Walgreens.

Right now you can earn 1,000 points when you buy any two participating HERSHEY’S KISSES products with your Walgreens Balance Rewards card. Hurry, this offer only valid through 12/27/15. See store for complete details.

If you are unfamiliar with the Walgreens Balance Rewards card, I highly recommend you check it out. It's free to join and you earn points for making purchases, prescriptions and even getting healthy. At 5,000 points you can redeem for $5 off your purchase! Spend them or save them, it's up to you! 

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by The Hershey Company.





Wednesday, November 4, 2015

#Wordless Wed: Halloween 2015

My basketball player & Evie from Disney Descendants 

Monday, October 5, 2015

#ManiMonday: 10.5.15

This week's post features imPRESS Gel manicure. These artificial nails have the look of a gel manicure and can last a week. I got these free from a giveaway and decided they would be great for our family portraits yesterday. They were quick and easy to put on and look so cute! I'm already a fan of the imPRESS line but these may be my favorite.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

#Wordless Wed: Sweet Siblings

Review: Zondervan's NIrV Study Bible for Kids

Zondervan has published an updated and newly designed version of this study Bible. 

"The bestselling NIrV Study Bible for Kids starts early readers ages 6-10 on the rewarding path of reading and studying God's Word. This Bible uses the complete text of the New International Reader's Version® (NIrV) which is written at a third-grade reading level and is perfect for those learning to read."

Review: NIV Dad's Devotional Bible


Zondervan and Robert Wolgemuth have published a new devotional Bible just for Dads!


The NIV Dad's Devotional Bible provides a full year of weekday devotions along with other helpful study features. It is designed to help dads become the fathers that Gods wants them to be - ones who honor God, live faithfully, and love their families.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Not So #Wordless Wed: Baby Feet & Basketball

My husband LOVES basketball. A friendly game at the park was actually our first date. 

When I started thinking about DIY newborn pics for our baby boy, the idea for a basketball themed photo shoot seemed like a no-brainer. Not only would it be cute but a nice surprise for hubby when he'd see his son all decked out in a mini jersey. Let me say that jerseys for infant are still expensive!! (at least for my taste). I remembered seeing all those cute crochet newborn outfits and did a search to find if any basketball ones existed (for a reasonable price and decent shipping time). 

After searcing Ebay, etsy and Amazon, I purchased a cute crochet headband and shorts set for less than $10. Considering that I was taking the photos myself, these were a great buy even if he only wore it once. A clean white shirt and new mini basketball completed the outfit. 

We are so pleased at how cute the photos came out.  I used them to make birth announcements from Shutterfly that we finally mailed out last week to family and friends.

I love his outfit so much. I'm hoping he can wear it for Halloween, but considering how fast he's growing (almost 12 lbs at 1 month old!) I'm a little weary. Either way, this outfit is going into his keepsake box.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Bed-rest & Baby #2

After a long three months of bed-rest, I'm back!  This pregnancy was much different than my first and my body definitely felt it. I developed several pregnancy induced medical issues like severe back pain (surprisingly not sciatica), carpal tunnel symptoms in both hands, and pelvic girdle pain. 

After all of that, and an interesting delivery, baby #2 is here. Prince C was born earlier this month and I am in love!! The past few weeks have been adjusting to the needs  of our newest family member and getting Princess A ready for school. 

Bed-rest was well needed but so unproductive. I had posts running around in my head but couldn't get them out. The next few weeks, I will be working on getting them published so stay tuned!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

#Sponsored: Breastfeeding Essentials Bundle Review


Are you currently expecting or looking for a great gift for a new mom? Allow me to introduce a great gift idea from Fairhaven Health.

Fairhaven Health is an American company based in the state of Washington that develops products designed for moms. These products are developed and formulated by a diverse panel of medical experts, including doctors, ObGyns, nutritionists, and naturopaths. Their products safely and naturally promote fertility, pregnancy wellness, and breastfeeding success.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

New #Coupons 5.13.15

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receive compensation for referring people their way and/or coupon prints.

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FEATURED COUPONS
$0.50 off one KRAFT Mayo or MIRACLE WHIP Dressing 
SAVE $1.00 On Any TWO (2) Dial® Bar Soap (3-pack or larger) 
$3.00 off (2) NIVEA or NIVEA Men Body Wash 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

#FREE $20 to Schoola!


How would you like $20 free to use for used kids clothes? Schoola is an online site that offers used kids clothes up to 70% off retail with 40% of proceeds benefiting schools! I've placed several orders with them & am very impressed.

Monday, April 27, 2015

HOT Papa John's Deal: #FREE Chicken Poppers!



Are you and your family fans of Papa John's?!

Starting today, Papa John’s is offering a hot new promotion! When you purchase a $25 gift card to Papa John’s, you’ll also receive a FREE 15-piece chicken poppers! The promotion is available April 27, 2015 through May 17, 2015. Your promotional card for the chicken poppers must be redeemed by June 15, 2015.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

"Swim On" Comfort-Fit Swim Cap #Review

 
This review is for my curly girls, ladies with long hair and/or thick hair!

The "Swim On" cap fits over virtually every hair style including weaves, extensions, and dreadlocks. It prevents women from having to waste time or money  re-styling our hair when all we want to do is enjoy the beach, pool, or even go on vacation.

Most people with long or thick hair struggle with standard size swim caps. They are always are too small for our hair, leaving some of  it exposed to water when we go swimming. How long have we wished there was a swim cap large enough to fit our luscious tresses? And how many of us avoid the water altogether because of it?!

Monday, April 20, 2015

New #Coupons 4.20.15

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receive compensation for referring people their way and/or coupon prints.

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FEATURED COUPONS
$2.00 off ONE (1) IAMS Dry Dog Food 
$0.50 off ONE Kellogg's Frosted Flakes Cereal 
$7.00 off Non-Drowsy Claritin Allergy Product 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Colgate® Enamel Health™ Multi-Protection Toothpaste #Review



I have been struggling with tooth sensitivity for some time now. Cold, heat, and sweets have not been my friend!

As a frugal shopper, I would generally buy any brand toothpaste that was on sale that week. After some time, I realized that they were just aggravating my sensitivity rather than addressing it. It has been hard to find dental products that work for me while still being affordable. Did I mention that my hubby has to like it too?! Needless to say, some worked okay for me but nothing for hubby. I was so excited to get to try out this new toothpaste from Colgate that addresses both of our needs.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Searching For My Big Sister...

I may have found my sister today.

That sounds weird, huh? Maybe I should say, I might have located my older sister, who may or may not know I exist. Somewhat better?

Monday, April 6, 2015

#Deal - 2 Pairs of Shoes for $12 Shipped!

Here's another online Kmart deal for Shop Your Rewards Members! Score 2 pairs of shoes for under $12 shipped!

Mailbox Monday 4.6.15

Look what came in today - our Fisher Price toy from the Kmart deal last week.
One Christmas present down, lots more to go!

Loved Back to Life by Sheila Walsh #Review


Beautiful and talented, Sheila Walsh was at the pinnacle of her career, appearing daily on television as cohost of The 700 Club. One day she found herself walking away from it all and checking in to a psychiatric hospital, where she stayed for a month.

"Loved Back to Life: How I Found the Courage to Live Free"  is the newest book by Sheila Walsh. It follows her struggle with depression, something near and dear to my heart. At a time when she seemed to have it all, she was struggling. She shares her story of coming to her lowest point, her journey to living again and how God was with her all along the way. This book may sound familiar to her fans. This is the update to her 1996 book, Honestly. In "Loved Back to Life" we get to see how far she has come almost 20 years later.

New #Coupons 4.6.15

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receive compensation for referring people their way and/or coupon prints.

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FEATURED COUPONS
$1.50 off TWO 6-pack 6oz. DOLE Pineapple Juice 
$1.50 off 12 cans of ALPO Dog Food, any variety 
$1.00 OFF Purex® laundry detergent (excluding Ultra Packs® and trial/travel size) 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

(Almost Free) Hot Toy #Deal at Kmart!

If you're a Shop Your Way Max Rewards member, check your account for FREE SURPRISE POINTS!

I scored an awesome Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Puppy & Friends Learning Table ($47 value) for only $5.50 after points! Your deal will vary, but it's worth checking out!


New #Coupons 4.2.15

Disclosure: I am an affiliate with several coupon sites, meaning I may receive compensation for referring people their way and/or coupon prints.
Please click here for my full disclosure statement.
FEATURED COUPONS
$2.00 off 1 Fresh Step Lightweight Extreme Litter 
$1.00 off ONE Olay Body Wash 
$0.55 off ONE (1) FINISH Dishwasher Detergent 
$3.25 off Any (1) Nexium 24HR Product 
$2.00 off any ONE (1) Similac Large Powder 
Save 50¢ when you buy ONE (1) BOX Honey Nut Cheerios® OR Honey Nut Cheerios® Medley Crunch™ cereal..Expires 4/30/2015.Save $0.50. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Review: In this house, we will giggle

Parenting is tough. Most of us dream of parenthood with a clear vision of how we're going to do it, what we are going to instill in them, and so much more. Then they get here and reality sets in. 

I love this book. I grew up in a home where Christ like relationships were not modeled for me. There were a few moments of joy sprinkled in between a lot of disconnect and pain. I never want that for my own kids.
As an adult, I have struggled with trying to become a godly mother and wife (a work in progress.) This book shows that it is possible if you are intentional.. It shows how to take steps to make a joyful home a reality for all of us.

The book covers twelve virtues to share and grow with your family:
Joy
Love
Forgiveness
Faith
Patience
Perseverance
Respect
Responsibility
Service
Humility
Gratitude
Generosity

Over the course of a year you can go through one virtue a month, planting these deep in the hearts of your children. With fun activities and engaging conversations you can show them what it means to honor God. There is also catch phrases, discussion questions, Scripture memory verses, and virtue definitions to help you along the way. 

Easy to read and fun to do together, this is a book I highly recommend and will be referring back to often.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary review copy. All opinions are mine.


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