Today is Blue Friday! Get Some Kicks, Earn Gift Cards!

I've told you about my Shopkick app before, but if you haven't downloaded it yet, you should do so today and go out 'n about shopping!  Why today?  It's BLUE FRIDAY! Blue Fridays happen every once-in-awhile and they're great!  Hubs and I are going when he gets off work.  You can collect 150 kicks at EACH of these stores: Aerie, American Eagle, Best Buy, Macy's, and Sports Authority! This app is so much fun that even my husband enjoys collecting "kicks" (aka points) with me!  It's free, … [Read more...]

My 5 Favorite Handheld Games #5Faves

5 Fave Handheld Games 1. Water Skill Game (Animal theme) I was at my friend, Kate's yesterday having a play date when I picked up a toy that TR had just put down.  It was a handheld game just like #1 on my list, but it was pink (Kate has little girls).  I started playing it immediately and after a couple of seconds knew I had to get my hands on one.  It's like a video game for babies, haha.  You just press on the buttons which causes the water to push the rings up and hopefully onto the … [Read more...]

How I Earn Free Money (Free Gift Cards)

    I know this looks like more than 5 things... bare with me. These are my 5 favorite apps or websites that earn me money or gift cards or save me money at the register.  (These sites / apps have many many gift cards to choose from.  I usually select Target / Amazon / Paypal, but there are so many choices.) If you want to try these out, I would be ever so grateful if you would use my referral links!! With a few of these apps/sites, getting people to sign up with your link … [Read more...]

7QT: Good Friday… Holy Week Takes

- 1 - #Updates My updates have mainly been about the weather.  LOOK!  It got better again: Today is Good Friday.  We keep solemn between 12pm - 3pm in remembrance of Christ's sacrifice for us on the cross.  #NoGreaterLove - 2 - Blog Stuff My goal is to read one blog post that I've pinned to my Bloggy & Social Media pin board per day.  I particularly enjoyed this one: Pinterest Tips - 3 - Great Target Deal of the Week $5 off the normal price of $50! Tootsie Roll is … [Read more...]

Fight Stains *and* Save at the Grocery Store!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of White Cloud for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. As a mom of two kids - one of which is a newborn - I see a lot of messes, which frequently translate into stains.  And I'm sure you do too!  Here's an affordable way to fight these stains, new from our friends at White Cloud!  You know, the toilet paper, tissue, and other products?? I've been dared to compare White Cloud stain-fighting … [Read more...]

7QT: Saving Money, Baby Update, Mad Men Theories

- 1 - Happy Friday Another week of my maternity leave has come and gone.  Sigh. Time goes by too quickly when I'm not working.  How am I ever going to go back.  I'm not one of those that wants to be a working mom. - 2 - Dessert of the Week Definitely Ice Cream.  I've been getting $1 off Market Pantry Ice Cream coupons from dot com.  AND it's been on sale for $2.75 (usually $3.15).  AND it's been on cartwheel for 5% off.  That's a great price!  I love ice cream.  So … [Read more...]

7QT: Choosing Happiness, Coupons & Preggos

- 1 - Happy Friday! It's been quite an eventful week - in a bad way.  So I'm thrilled for Friday!  And although I'm nervous about the whole birth-giving thing and breastfeeding thing, I am psyched about maternity leave!  Woohoo!  :) - 2 - Dessert of the Week Birthday cake for my lovely husband. - 3 - Pajama Day at Work! Who doesn't love a good Pajama Day?!  I love 'em!  The kids all look so cute and get so excited about coming to school in their jammies.  I'm also stoked because … [Read more...]

This is How I Coupon

I'm not an extreme couponer by any means (though it would be pretty awesome if I was), but I do coupon and try to save money at the grocery store whenever I possibly can.  I dislike paying full price, I dislike it when coupons expire, and I very much like seeing myself saving a few bucks at the end of the transaction.  :-D Our grocery bill is the only area I feel I have some control over as far as budget goes.  Everything else is just bills that don't have any wiggle room.  So here we go. … [Read more...]

Save Money on Tires! #springsavings

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cooper Tires for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I know how much buying all new tires can hurt you right in the pockets! Earlier this year, I lost my car keys.  You know the kind of car key that has a chip built in (do they all have these now??)?  Well those are QUITE expensive to replace.  Mine would have cost $250.  I was THRILLED when the leasing office called 3 days after I lost them to say … [Read more...]

7QT: Sick, Ibotta, Super Bowl & More

- 1 - Happy Friday A slow week again - for some reason Wednesday was particularly rough... anyone know if there was a full moon? How did YOUR week go? - 2 - Cupcake Spotlight Source: via Jamie on Pinterest   - 3 - Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?? I have not been keeping up with sports very well at all this year.  BUT I did buy a Bears t-shirt (3T so good for next year too!) on SUPER clearance at Target for Cupcakes.  We're just going to … [Read more...]