The Shift with Tory Review – Deciding to Finally Lose the Weight
Book Tour & Speaking Events I saw this book – The Shift – mentioned the other month on a shopping website and asked for a review copy. They were really nice and sent me what amounts to a subscription box which is/was available on the large book tour events with a VIP ticket. I didn’t […]
Tips for a Frugal & Fun Home Birthday (without being cheap)
Here’s what we did for my birthday! Bought 2 mylar balloons at Party City. Bought the dollar balloons – Cost $2. Then we went to Elevation Burger (fantastic organic burgers and they do an awesome lettuce wrap!) and got burgers for the family. I used 20% off gift certificates, and our cost was about $25 […]
Subscription Box Stuff I’m wrapping up the last of my May reviews today and tomorrow. Finally. I know I’ll have to play catchup when I get home, but I feel like I’m digging myself out of this hole. I’m cutting back on some of my boxes this month and trying some new ones, I hope. […]
I’m linking up with Jennifer at Ramblings of a Suburban Mom today for Thursday Thoughts. Today I’m thinking I’m getting caught up. I’ve been really really sick. Gross sick. Stupidly sick. I finally got down some food yesterday past my giant tonsils and that made me feel a whole lot better! I totally wrote that […]
Isn’t strep throat for children?
So yesterday I was trying to get this really boring complex reading done for my Monday night class. Because instead of doing my reading on Sunday night like I was supposed to because the internet literally exploded and I could. Not. Wait. To watch Game of Thrones. I figured oooh it’s fine my children will […]
Bed, Bath, and Beyond! Food scale, bubbles, and the teensiest spoons.
Did you know that Bed, Bath, and Beyond takes expired coupons? Me neither! Seriously! My mother in law literally has a bag of them and I used them to score this awesome digital food scale at Bed, Bath, and Beyond for 20% off. I may have also picked up a Fubbles bucket & bubble solution, […]
I’m linking up with Jennifer at Ramblings of a Suburban Mom today for Thursday Thoughts. Come back tomorrow for… Fancy Friday! It’s your chance to link up! Button below. I got two crowns in this week – endured 5 hours in the chair. I was CRANKEEEEE at the end. Like it was 3pm and I […]
I am totally totally totally slammed with a big work thing this week. It’s gonna be quick! But yay, I lost four pounds! And also, I found out my site was down today 🙁 boooo. Summary – February 25 Down: 4 lbs from last week Total: 29.8 lbs since Jan 4 Lost: 1-2 clothing sizes. […]
Tea Collection Buy 3 Get 1
Through Wednesday, February 27th, Tea Collection is having a buy 3 get one free on certain styles with promo code 4FUN. All eligible items are marked with a 3+1 icon. Tea Collection is very affordable and has some really nice play separates for when you want the kids to look a little bit more polished. […]
Oooh I got my Penzey’s Catalog!
It has a coupon! That means I can buy more spices, right?? Ummm maybe not. I am so addicted. My husband & I made this spice rack ourselves. It wasn’t hard (but sorry, no instructions. measure, build, paint! well, actually, measure, cut, paint, build). In order to maximize spice storage it has no top. Also, […]
GLOSSYBOX subscription coupon
Quick heads up – save 20% on a GLOSSYBOX subscription by using code LOVE20. That’s totally insane! See my January GLOSSYBOX review here.
Developing our question skills at the mall
This weekend when we went to the mall we took the opportunity to encourage A to develop a little bit of independence and get some practice being polite and asking questions (in the mall – supervised of course!). She loves to go to Bath & Body Works and try on the sparkly stuff. I had […]
Have you ever seen these socks before? All I can think is that they are a modest way to cover up that toe cleavage. 😉 Available in Ballet Slipper Pink Gorgeous Gray Like Sunshine Yellow Swan Lake Turquoise $1.99 a pop and totally adorable for spring. I’m thinking you could totally rock this toe lingerie […]
I’m down 2 pounds from last week! Hooray! Even though its not the hugest number I am happy with that because I am bloated and cranky if you know what I mean. And if you want to read about tampons instead of weight loss, check out my Juniper period subscription box review (and get your […]
My #1 Beauty Product of ALL TIME! …. and WIN IT!
This was the #1 question asked by my readers in response to my giveaway entry requirement. Drumroll please!!!It’s Olay Regenerist Mini Thermal Facial Peel! While getting a link for this question, I discovered that 1) You can buy it on Amazon! 2) You can buy it on Subscribe & Save! (read how to save 15% […]
Silly Weekend FunOld February 2013
Target Valentine's Clearance – 70% off
I told you we were going to the mall! Our Target had a good selection (they usually do!) at 70% off. We got 2 plush dogs ($1.49 each), Star Wars Valentines (75 cents), Playdoh ($1.49), Lego Friends figurine ($1.19), a plate (89 cents), and 3 sprinkles (89 cents each). I occasionally put the sprinkles on […]
I was in bed checking my email and I saw that it’s a great week for OfficeMax Rewards! So I rolled out of bed and started shopping. OfficeMax Perks work like CVS Extra Care Bucks except that you have to put in a lot more money at the beginning. I have been doing it for […]
These snacks are from our Naturebox! The kids demolished the stuff on the big side of the plate. The peas were carried to the living room (to play with? To save? I don’t know!). The granola and the masa crisps weren’t as big of a hit, but A sure was proud of herself for trying […]
Amazon Subscribe & Save – Get 5, Save 15%!!
Now at Amazon’s Subscribe & Save if you get five or more items in the same month, you’ll save 15% off your entire monthly order. Diapers & Wipes do not count but count as items to help you save off the other items. So, instead of spreading items out (I usually rotate things in & […]
Playtime with Boxes
Just so you know, it’s OK for thisto look like this It might be ugly. That is OKAY. My kids had a GREAT time decorating the box. It doesn’t have to be Pinterest-perfect. Added bonus – my kids aren’t just sitting inside the box when they play with it. They actually tend to go a […]
Just wanted to give a quick heads up againon the current coupon for KLUTCHclub – 20% off an annual subscription with code TWEET20! The subscription is $18 a month, which drops to $16 per month with an annual subscription. With this coupon the monthly price drops to less than $13 a month. Here are the […]
Happy Heart Day!
Happy Valentine’s Day! My husband is coming tonight – posting will be light but I have a few great things coming up! Also, my son’s speech therapist is coming in a few, so I gotta jet. After a YEAR of asking pediatricians about it, I finally got referred to speech therapy. When they evaluated him, […]
FabKids 50% off!
[box] Join FabKids TODAY! New members *may* be getting a 50% off code in their mailboxes tomorrow, February 15! (That’s what my account says!) New collection out tomorrow too! You can also try code DOCTORS50.[/box] FabKids is a monthly subscription box of clothes – for girls only. It’s produced in connection with Christina Applegate. You […]
it’s snowing outside! eek! my giveaway is about to end. So excited to get rid of some trash! I didn’t clean up the kids quick dinner pbj. I cut out hearts with a cookie cutter and my son only ate two of four. I am a terrible mother because I forgot to give him an […]
The easiest way to wash your makeup brushes
Yep, this is how I wash my makeup brushes. A *loves* playing in the water. She’s been obsessed with it for the past two years. It’s a very soothing activity for her and despite the mess (both water and soap) I have had to learn to say Yes to her. Actually I bribe her with […]
Sparkly Soul Headbands
Have you seen those Sparkly Soul headbands I’ve been seeing all over the place? Sparkly Soul headbands are available on Amazon and I am hoping to try one after last week’s headband disaster. Have you tried one? Sparkly Soul’s Facebook page says it’s a “headband that fits EVERY headshape…Guaranteed!” There are also lots of pictures […]
Fisher-Price Free Shipping Today & Tomorrow!
Fisher-Price is offering free shipping today and tomorrow in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Use code FEBSALE. I have been waiting for a low minimum free shipping to pick up a couple of additions to our Dora dollhouse so I am really happy to see this – because there was no way we needed 75 bucks […]
Trash N Treasure Giveaway ends TONIGHT!
Complete details on the Trash N Treasure giveaway here! It ends tonight! Check out what’s inside!
Time to do your taxes!
I hate doing my taxes all at once. Do you see a theme? I have no attention span. I can’t stand to spend large chunks of time on daily life activities, like cleaning, organizing, or doing my taxes. It stresses me out to think I have to complete a huge boring project all at once. […]
App Alert: A Very Important App Alert
Moms, especially moms of those from about age 11 or 12 up, I wanted to alert you to this new app. It’s called Snapchat. Snapchat allows users to send photos to another user for “real-time photo chatting.” Users send a photo, and when the recipient opens it, they see it for a few seconds and […]
Kids & Kitchen Independence
I have really one simple rule when it comes to my household: the youngest person capable of doing something is the one in charge of doing it. The rule applies to basically anything: throwing things away, cleaning up, and preparing things in the kitchen. My daughter is just over 4 years old and is really capable […]