Feb 122017

This post contains affiliate links to a great deal. I hope you all are able to be blessed by this offer.

Grove collaborative online shopping

As a part of getting back into my normal home making groove, I have been utilizing online shopping again.  Here is a great deal, one I hope you will find beneficial to your household, your health, and your pocket book.

Grove Collaborative is currently running the FREE Mrs. Meyer’s Gift Set promotion*.  I was able to add this offer to this month’s shipment containing additional needed items for my household. (Shipping is free with your VIP trial or $2.99 otherwise.)

I love knowing Grove provides quality natural products.  We have used several in the past, all of which I have been pleased with.

What makes this deal even better?  Not having to leave the house.  This is especially appealing if you live in one of the areas experiencing slick parking lots today.

We are having a pretty emotional day in our house today, and this upcoming week is going to be holding a lot of otherwise unusual activities.  Saving myself a trip to the store is right up my alley.

And what makes this deal GREAT!?  If you are a new customer and sign up through me, you will receive a $10 credit off a future shipment.

  • Free Mrs. Meyer Gift Set
  • Not having to leave the house
  • Free Shipping
  • Natural products
  • $10 credit toward a future purchase

Sounds like a great deal to me.

*This offer will only last for a short time and does not come around very often.

Sep 022016

I am so excited for this sale.  At lunch today I was putting together a list of items I will be needing to purchase in the very near future.  Most of them are either easier to find and shop for online.

In the end, this is a win-win-win situation.  I will win by taking advantage of the Double Cash Back, my kids will win by not having to go shopping, and my husband will win as I will be making his life easier in the upcoming weeks. (It will save him the trouble of having to shop for some of these items.)

boy feet on bench

Happy Labor Day! This weekend Swagbucks, an online rewards program that gives you cash back for completing online activities such a shopping online, is running a great Labor Day Sale on their site. You work hard all year, its time to treat yourself and put some cash back in your wallet while you’re at it.

Earn Double Cash Back or more when you shop this Labor Day Weekend at your favorite stores including:




Old Navy




The Home Depot


Bed Bath & Beyond


Living Social

And many, many more!



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May 272016

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Schoola has been a sanity saver for me these past few years.  I may only have two kids, but they are active, needy, growing by leaps at a time, full-of-life-and-lovin’-it kids.  Clothes shopping while not breaking the bank has always a hard thing to do.

Shopping at thrift stores was not always an option, as there was too much to overwhelm the kids and too many access to toys.  Leaving them with my husband was not always an option, as he was still in school and often had homework or group projects.  The option of a babysitter negated any savings I may have gotten.  Yard sales worked sometimes, though I had to make sure I was always within sight of the kids least they get anxious or try something unexpected. (Boy can they think up ‘unexpected’ things to do!)

When I learned I could shop online at Schoola for quality items AND save money, I was doubtful as to the quality of the items and how much I really could save.  As I learned, my doubts were misplaced.  I have been nothing but happy with their items.  My kids would much rather come look at selections I have pulled up for them and ‘shop’ for things they like.  We save on gas, time, and everyone’s sanity.

Right now not only can you save up to 60% off, but you can also earn $20 on your first purchase.  Then tell all your friends and earn $20 when they make their first purchase.  Sounds like a win-win for everyone involved.

May 192016

This post contains affiliate links.

Grove collaborative online shopping

As part of getting back to shopping online more, I recently made several purchases from Grove Collaborative.  This was a new company for me, though I had heard of them before under their old name, ePantry.  Before recommending them to you, I wanted to see how the whole process when and if it was worth doing again.

Grove Collaborative’s mission is to help everyone create a healthy, beautiful environment in your home. We grew out of a simple belief: The best natural, healthy and effective products for your home & family should be the easiest to get.

The selection at Grove Collaborative is different than what I may normally buy, though the brands were familiar and came recommended by others.  I was able to select items I needed and received them about a week later.

Right now it is Friends and Family Week at Grove Collaborative.  You are able to receive a free $10 credit, plus a gift, by clicking through here.  This would be a great way to save on money and time for items you already need.

They do have a feature on their site where you can have previously ordered items automatically added to your next months shipment.  If you do not need them, a simple click on “I won’t need it” removes the items.  However, if you know you use up these items and have to purchase them each month, this can make your life easier and save you some mental space at the same time.

Finding the good stuff should be easy, trusting it works should be a given, and it should bring a natural clean, and natural beauty, to your home. So everything you’ll find here meets the Grove Standard:
Uncompromisingly healthy.


Beautifully effective.

Sustainably minded.

Amazingly affordable.
And because life is too busy for last minute errands, we deliver to your doorstep, on your schedule, with a smile.

Do not wait too long.  I am not sure how long the Friends and Family Weeks $10 free credit will last.  Make your life easier and save money at the same time.

Oct 072015


As the weather turns cooler yet, we have left behind our shorts and are donning sweatshirts and pants.  With adventurous and spontaneous boys in our home, clothes take a pretty tough beating.  They do not always hold up from one kid to the next.  Add in the fact that our oldest grows like a weed, he is almost as tall as me, it can be hard to keep them in clothes without breaking the bank.

With Schoola.com, not only do we gain by saving money buying quality clothing, but schools and other organizations earn money for programs or other needs.  Right now you can Shop & save on the Gymboree collection at Schoola.com and 40% of the proceeds will go to the Malala Fund.

There are a few more ways you can save on top of the already discounted prices.  New to Schoola? Sign up for a Schoola account and receive 25% OFF your order!  Also, for a limited time, receive $10 in store credit when you create a Custom Collection at Schoola.com. Shop now!

And in case you are thinking this is only for kids, Now introducing the all-new women’s collection at Schoola.com. Shop now! I recently realized that I was letting my wardrobe become a second thought to the kids’.  I could tell that this was one areas I needed to improve upon, as it was something so simple yet made such an impact on how I feel about myself.  Spending mega bucks on clothes was not realistic as I am active with the kids and things get dirty.  Yet, I wanted to look nice.

After clicking on the Women’s tab, I was able to select my size, and further narrow it down by brand, price, color, condition or style. At 70% off, my money would go even further.

Once you are done shopping and head to your cart for check out, keep in mind that for a limited time, there is free shipping on orders over $25.  This is something the normally does not happen till you reach $50, so make the most of it and get ready for the upcoming holidays.

Speaking of special occasions, whether it is Homecoming or the winter holidays, Why pay full price for special occasion outfits they only it wear once? Shop the Dressy Collection at Schoola.com!  Check out their selection of dressy tops, dresses, slacks, blazers, leggings and even accessories.

This is a one stop shop for your entire family at a great price.  Happy Shopping!


This post contains affiliate links.  I have bought from this company before and was happy with the quality of items, the ease of ordering and the cost.

Feb 212015

Sony Travel Package


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Wow, Shutterfly has pulled out all the stops to celebrate their 15th Anniversary.  Not only are there great deals for New Customers, but also Existing Customers.  Take a look:

NEW customers choose between 2 free 8×10 prints or 1 free 16×20 print with promo code CHOICES4U – 2/19 – 2/25

Terms: CHOICES4U Offer expires February 25, 2015 (11:59 P.M. PT). Offer is good for 2 free 8×10 prints or 1 free 16×20 print through shutterfly.com. Valid only for new Shutterfly customers (those who have never purchased from Shutterfly). New customers choose between 1 of 2 freebies. Offer cannot be redeemed more than once per account and/or billing address. Taxes, shipping and handling will apply. Not valid on prepaid plans, gift certificates, videograms, mailing services, prior purchases, orders placed for in-store pick up, purchases made on the Shutterfly iPhone, iPad and Android apps or Shutterfly Pro Galleries. Valid for the intended recipient only. Cannot be redeemed for cash or combined with other offers or credits. Not valid for resale.

ALL customers receive $15 off any purchase of $30+ or more with promo code FIFTEEN – 2/19 – 2/25

Terms: FIFTEEN Offer expires February 25, 2015 (11:59 P.M. PT). Offer is good for $15 off qualifying merchandise orders of $30 or more (after any other discounts and before taxes, shipping and handling) through shutterfly.com, Shutterfly apps or our mobile-friendly site. Taxes, shipping and handling will apply. Not valid on personalized postage stamps, prepaid plans, gift certificates, Videograms, cards sent using mailing services, prior purchases or orders placed for in-store pick up. Cannot be redeemed for cash or combined with other offers or credits. Not valid for resale.

ALL customers receive 101 free 4×6 prints with promo code FREE4ME – 2/19 – 2/23 (note the difference in end dates)

Terms: FREE4ME Offer expires February 23, 2015 (11:59 P.M. PT). Offer is good for 101 free 4×6 prints through shutterfly.com, Shutterfly apps or our mobile-friendly site. Offer cannot be redeemed more than once per account and/or billing address. Taxes, shipping and handling will apply. Not valid on other sizes, prepaid plans, other products, prior purchases or orders placed for in-store pick up. Valid for the intended recipient only. Cannot be redeemed for cash or combined with other offers or credits. Not valid for resale.

There is also an ongoing deal: Receive free shipping on orders $39+ or more with promo code SHIP39.  Additionally, ALL customers… Use promo code CARD4U to get a free card and try out any style you want.


This is a picture from our vacation last Spring.  We did an impromptu stop at a water show.  The boys thought it was one of the greatest things ever.

Recently we have done several Picture Nights at home, where my husband hooks our laptop up to the television and scrolls through photos and videos.  I remember when we used a projector, slides and a pull down screen growing up.  🙂  The kids LOVE seeing pictures of things we have done or when they were younger.

With no good excuse, I admit that I have been lax about printing off photos and adding them to photo albums.  It is on the to-do list, but that is no guarantee it will happen anytime soon.  With the code FREE4ME above, I now have NO excuse to print off photos.  At least I will be one step closer to actually having them in albums.

Oct 192012

There are two deals today that I want to share with you. The first is good only through today, while the second one is good through Saturday.

Eco-Friendly, Natural Products From Abe’s Market

I have ordered a few things from Abe’s Market in the past.  They carry natural products that range from groceries to clothing to health and beauty products.Recently we ordered some chutney from them and loved it.

Every once in a while they have different deals, either free shipping or a percent off.  Currently they are offing 50% off on over 200 items on their website.  This is only good through today.

They always have free shipping on orders over $49.  Any orders under $49 has a flat rate shipping of $4.99.


Breck’s is offering 80% off selected items through October 23, 2012.  If you are looking at bulbs for spring flowers, this may be the deal for you.  They also have a deal where you can save $25 off by subscribing to their email list.  I am assuming it is $25 a certain amount or more.  I’m also not sure if the two deals go together, but it would be a good thing if they can be.  Please, let me know if you try using both.