Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Winner of $5 Amazon Gift Card.................

is Marie! Contact me for your gift card.

Thanks for following the blog. Be sure to send Friends this way and share any feedback you have about how I can improve this blog and make it a better resource for you.

Please continue to watch for Reviews/Giveaways as I have a few other items arrive this week to review.  If you have a product you would like for me to review please contact me!

Congratulations Marie!

Wandering Wednesday

I joined Wandering Wednesday! Check out some other great blogs to follow!!

Also be sure not to miss the giveaway that will be drawn TODAY! Go HERE to enter!

Drawing at Noon EST!! You have Really Good odds right now!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Don't forget!

Don't forget our current Giveaway!

IT's Super Easy!

All you have to do is Follow this blog and comment "Follow"

Bonus Entry for sending a friend that Follows and says you sent them. They are then also eligible for the bonus entries and to win as well!

Come on, these are REALLY Good Odds!

Drawing Wednesday!

Simple Housekeeping Tips

I am in a decluttering, organizing, spring cleaning mood......but where to start.

Housekeeping 101: Simple Tips Your Mom Might Have Forgotten to Tell You — Life As Mom

Have you used any of these tips or methods before??

What do you do as your Spring Cleaning?

Tangled DVD set deal!!!

If you HAVE to go pick this up TODAY since it was just released, make sure to take this $5 off coupon with you. Heck $5 is $5. I could splurge on a nice little treat for myself with the money saved!

Sunday, March 27, 2011


We will be starting with just a small giveaway for a few days, then move up to a few bigger ones! So stay tuned.

If you are always looking for ways to save money, you need to check out I have found it a great spot for Diapers and other baby products thanks to Amazon mom. Also because I can get free and its tax free. Hubby and I found that when we were ordering Christmas presents this year, that even if the price was the same on Amazon or elsewhere, it was cheaper to get it from Amazon due to the no tax and 2 day free shipping with Amazon Prime. Plus I never had to leave the house, a big plus, after having a c-section and a newborn during Thanksgiving.

So our first Giveaway is a simple one too. Follow this blog and Comment FOLLOW. Bonus if you send someone that also follows the blog and they say you sent them. PRIZE is a $5 Amazon Giftcard.

So be sure to go ahead and check out if you haven't already. Winner will be announced at noon on Wednesday!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


We will start doing reviews and Giveaways soon! Tomorrow I will post a great Giveaway to my fans/followers so be sure to check back on the blog tomorrow for this Giveaway!

Another thing is that there are products coming for review that I will also have available to giveaway to a lucky reader! So stay tuned!

If you have a product that you would like me to review and provide a Giveaway to our readers, please send me a message!

Zappo's deal!!!

You can earn a complimentary gift card for Plum Reward: Refer Six Friends and Get a $40 Gift Certificate from Plum District, and I need your help to do it for myself, and you can do it as well! Plum District is the leading deal site for savvy moms and their families to make their lives easier and more enjoyable. I thought you would be interested in it ... and about that help: if I get 6 people to sign up for Plum District today, I'll get my gift card. If you sign up, you may have a chance to earn a complimentary gift card, too! Just follow the link below.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Great Giveaway from Family Friendly Frugality

Make sure to check out this review/giveaway about Build A Dream Playhouse!! I could totally see my daughter enjoying this out in the yard this summer!! Personally I am thinking the Imagine Wagon is super cute. She can use it as a car and to play restaurant when she makes us all order something and pay for it LOL. What would you use?

Tot Tuesday: Build a Dream Playhouse Review & Giveaway

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Homemade Baby Cereal

I found this link through Money Saving Mom. We are preparing to start Baby W on cereal, and I like the idea of making my own. Albeit, who knows when I will have time, but we do have rolled oats and steel cut oats, so may be worth trying out this weekend. I like that you do a lot at once and either freeze or put the powder away. Great idea huh! What do you think?

Do you make your own baby food? What tips or tricks do you have for it?

homemade ginger: Homemade {Whole Grain} Baby Cereal: "I was too intimidated to make homemade cereal for Lula, but I decided to take a stab at it the second time around. Come to find out, it's s..."

Friday, March 11, 2011

Classic Symmetry Art

I find myself loving this art work. I have been following a neat blog called for a while. It is a couple that DIYs their home. They love fixer up homes and the work to put into it. They blog all about their home renovations and stylings, and it is uber cool.

I fell in love with this style art work they share on the site but cannot afford the Crate & Barrel pricing. So I did a few searches and found the artist and cheaper prints that I could frame myself. SO I had to share. Hope you enjoy!

Classical Symmetry VI Limited Edition by Chariklia Zarris at

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Going Retro!

Ok Admit it! How much do you LOVE this picture.                                                                                                              

Find out how to make it


Yes this is what I think of when I see this great boy craft. I think a friend of mine may be receiving this soon as a gift for a little boy coming up on a 3rd birthday. I am pretty sure this little monkey will recognize what it is from as his dad is a big fan.


For all those of you that are addicted to this game.......

Weekly Spotlight: About the Boy

I plan to start doing spotlights on projects and crafts related to boy stuff. Be on the look out.

B&N Deal!

Great Deal going on at Barnes and Nobles.

Save 10% off with Coupon Code  V7W8F4J! Plus FREE Shipping!

Special savings for new customers to

20% off all Diapers for 3 months + Free Shipping! New Customers only.  Code "D20AFF".

20 Coupon Inserts Giveaway

This site sells coupons inserts!!! Check it out!

20 Coupon Inserts Giveaway

: A way to embellish - tutorial

I Love the look of applique. I love being able to buy something basic, and cheap, and making it into something different, special, and personal. I like the step by step directions with pictures of how to easily do this.

the girl and her sewing machine: A way to embellish - tutorial

Thrilling Thursday at Paisley Passions

Love sharing ideas and getting new tips! I have several projects I can't wait to start working on now that the weather is getting nicer!

Thrilling Thursday at Paisley Passions

Save on Scrubbing Bubbles(R) products.

Below is a link I was sent for coupons on Scrubbing Bubbles. Hope you can use the coupons.

Save up to $5.00* on Scrubbing Bubbles(R) products. Print coupons.

Chick-Fil-A Milkshake

A new milkshake flavor has arrived at Chick-fil-A. What do you think about a Banana Pudding Milkshake? Has anyone tried it yet? My hubby is a huge fan of banana pudding. I might have to get him one to see what he thinks.

Get ready for the cold and allergy season

We are a family that suffers from Sinus issues during the spring and fall every year. My 3 month old is already suffering from the same issues as well, going through his first sinus infection and antibiotic round. Hubby and I are Big supporters of the Netipot/saline rinse. We actually use this brand. It is easy and simple, and clears up sinus issues before it becomes an infection. It does take a bit to get used to doing, but it is well worth it. It took me a long time to convince hubby to try this. He does not like the netipot, but loves the rinse bottle. He keeps it in the shower to do his rinses. As a welder, he has a lot of metal particle and dust in his sinuses. As a farmer, he has dust and dirt and debris, but in the year he has been using the saline rinse, he has Not had a Sinus infection!! He usually has several a year, resulting in burst eardrums as times. This is a really good deal if you are a Sam's Club member.

Get ready for the cold and allergy season

Monday, March 7, 2011

Free personalized items

I Love Vistaprint. I order return address labels and put my kids names on them to use as labels- much cheaper than Mabels Labels. If you catch it just right, you only have to pay shipping.

I saw these new products and just saw a blog where you can get them for just shipping. I will be placing an order. Hope you find something you can use too.


Vistaprint has 6 great free products to inspire and motivate your kids! You just pay the shipping fees attached to the product.

  • Notepads
  • Sticky Notes
  • “Gift” Certificates
  • Notebooks

You can check out all Vistaprint has to offer here.



Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Well since I am apparently back full force now, and creating more of a routine at home, I figured it was time to share news of my sweet family.

Here is a recent picture of sweet Spencer, and her little brother Walker. He is 3 months old now and rolling over, cooing and smiling at us. He thinks his sister is Hilarious, and has captured all of our hearts. Spencer is such a good big sister. She loves her brother and almost smothers him with kisses. I am beyond Blessed with Happy healthy beautiful children. As well as the love of my life.....Shea!

Walker is enjoying his bumbo seat and loves cooing and talking to us. I Love those blue eyes. Hoping they stay that way like mine since Spencer got her daddy's pretty green eyes. GO Heels!

They keep me busy, but keep me inspired to do right by them, save money, save time, and to continue to create!

Sale on Toys

Great March Offers From! has great offers for March. Melissa & Doug Play Food Free Offer: buy 3 get the 4th one FREE! Purchase 3 Melissa & Doug Play Food Sets and get the 4th one free, up to 15.99 value. Offer applies to in-stock items. Or Save 20% on Melissa & Doug toys. Plus get Free UPS Shipping on any orders over $75. carries all of the top brand toys and games that are known to inspire creativity and stimulation for your child. We offer Innovative Kids, Kidkraft, EduShape Toys, Alex Toys and Crafts, Haba Toys, The Learning Journey, Viola Wooden Toys, Think Fun Games, and many more. All of our products are made from the highest quality materials. We are extremely proud that our wooden toys and building blocks have won prestigious awards. We focus on offering toys to fit the interests of every child and every budget. It gives up great pleasure to carry a large selection of items for children with special needs. Be sure to take advantage of any of these great offers, including Free UPS Shipping on orders over $75. is committed to your shopping experience with us being positive. Our customer service representatives are available to answer any questions or concerns about our products. They can also assist you in your selections. Do not hesitate to contact them.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

YAY!!! DIY Infant/Toddler Legwarmers

I Love Babylegs, and any brand legwarmers for my kids/babies. I do not like the prices and pattern choices sometimes. I came across this tutorial today, and knew I HAD to share it for those friends of mine that are crafty and also love babylegs. SO easy! Enjoy! I have a sock drawer full I may be playing with soon!

Samster Mommy: DIY Infant/Toddler Legwarmers

Cheap Cake Stand

Ok I saw this on this blog, but my mother in law saw it done at a craft fair in November and made several of these. There is a great tutorial with supplies linked below. Think outside the box where else you could find items- thrift stores, Christian Ministries, Goodwill, your own pantry and supplies. I have just thought of a small set of beautiful wedding China that was a great Aunt's that I have displayed in a cabinet. We don't use them because they are so special and there is not a full set for us to use. I may make a cake stand with one of the dinner plates to use now. My mother in law made Christmas themed ones. She used a teacup for the base for some, and some she used a soup bowl or another bowl, some she stacked more together. She and I had fun setting them up for creative different ways to put them together. Finding candlesticks is a nice way to do it as well. Hope you enjoy this craft! May make a nice Mothers day gift.

Ms Not So Perfect...: Dollar Store Cake Stand

MORE {free st. patrick's day printables}

I am loving finding new St Patrick's day projects, even cards. Print out your own St Patrick's day Cards or use them as backgrounds for scrapbooking.....

{nifty thrifty things}: {free st. patrick's day printables}- Check out these free printables.


St Patty's day Crafts

I Love St Patty's Day. Part of that Irish Heritage that I have. I already have outfits for my kids, even the mini one. I came across a blog here.
She shares her version of a St Patty's day Printable to be used in crafts that she created. I agree, I am Not Lucky, I am BLESSED!

Get your Blessed Printable below.


Giggles, Glitz & Glam

I love finding new blogs this way.

Giggles, Glitz & Glam

Charities losing funding.....

I am a big supporter of local Habitat for Humanity Restores. It is one of the places I get a lot of craft goodies, furniture, fabrics, etc. I just received one of the local stores newsletters and read this snippit in it. I was unaware, maybe because of the new baby and not paying attention to the news, or maybe just generally missed it, or maybe it was not openly talked about in the news. I wanted to make sure others were aware of this change of funding. I understand we need to cut budgets somewhere, and maybe this is one of the places to do it, but we also may need to be aware of the need for extra volunteers that charities are going to need in the next several months. Please keep your hearts and minds and calendars open to help support activities such as this. And lets be aware if they have to raise their prices, this may be why....lets be considerate and not moan and groan about it.

Speak Out to Save Service
AmeriCorps, VISTA programs threatened by budget cuts

AmeriCorps logo

When HR 1 passed in the House of Representatives on February 19th, it included the elimination of funding for the Corporation for National and Community Service. That's the group through which Habitat Charlotte, Hands On Charlotte, Teach for America and other service organizations receive funding for AmeriCorps and VISTA volunteers.

If the bill passes the Senate, the impact on Habitat Charlotte and our community at large would be profound. Families in need would suffer. And fewer service-minded leaders would be developed for the future.

Bert Green, Habitat Charlotte's executive director, figures AmeriCorps and VISTA members have saved the ministry approximately $1.5 million since 1997. Further, he estimates that 25 fewer families would have been served without their help.

If you're a registered voter and believe as strongly about preserving these service organizations as we do, let your elected officials hear from you. For Charlotte area residents, they are:

Senator Richard Burr (R) 202-224-3154

Senator Kay Hagan (D) 202-224-6342

Representative Larry Kissell (D) 202-225-3715

Representative Sue Myrick (R) 202-225-1976

Representative Mel Watt (D) 202-225-1510

Thanks for adding your voice to ours. For more on the matter, click here.


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