Quick Summer Meal on the Grill in under 30 Minutes

The last thing any of us want to do is spend a ton of time cooking in the kitchen when it's finally nice outside. But we still want to eat home-cooked meals together as much as possible. Plus, we're dedicating 3 days/nights a week that the kids have to be the bosses of the kitchen. With all these goals, I'm thrilled to have found great quick summer meal recipes and savings opportunities at … [Read more...]

Digital Coupon for a Holiday Entertaining Necessity

It's your biggest family gathering for the holiday season. You've got everything from food, decorations, and games, to an EpiPen just in case anyone brings a guest with a random food allergy. You have even used a coupon for everything on your list. You're completely prepared. . . Or so you thought. Be Prepared - Coupon With a house full of family and friends, the most embarrassing moment … [Read more...]

Nutrition Bar with Less Ingredients #FeelGooder

A good nutrition bar is a must for me. I love the taste, convenience, and nutrients that protein bars provide. Today’s post is sponsored by ZonePerfect, but my love for their Perfectly Simple nutrition bars is an opinion all my own. Nutrition Bar with Less Ingredients #FeelGooder A big goal for me right now is finding balance. For some reason, I just cannot get it together lately. A big … [Read more...]

Keep Calm and Lip Balm – What’s In Your Bag?

We had a family gathering over the weekend. My Aunt was in town from Colorado, so we all got together at my Grandparents' house to visit. Being the normal person that I am, I asked them to all dump out their purses. ;) Sponsored post by Lunchbox. Keep Calm and Lip Balm - What's In Your Bag? I normally don't give much thought as to what's in a persons' bag, but it is a little intriguing if … [Read more...]

Ways to Get Ready for Game Day

It's quite obvious that my favorite part about game day is all the savings opportunities. We happen to be huge fans of the Official NCAA Pre-Game products, so it works out all too well for my spring stock-up plan. Sponsored by Lunchbox, all opinions are my own. There's many things to like about game day. The food, the friends, the excitement, the commercials, the actual game...there's something … [Read more...]

Best Spring Game Face – My 7 Step Plan

Mike and I did some major spring cleaning over the weekend. It made me think that it's also time to clean up myself. I need to get into spring-mode and get my game face on. This winter did a serious number on me, and my skin is hurting. With signs of spring trickling in, I feel inspired to make some positive changes. Sponsored post by Lunchbox, all opinions are 100% my own. My Plan to Get My … [Read more...]

7 Things I Love About MyMixx at Jewel #MyMixx

MyMixx at Jewel makes me extremely happy. I love to shop at Jewel-Osco, or as my Gram called it growing up, "The Jewels". It's a grocery store that I am comfortable in, and can find everything that I am looking for in one shot. Finding good savings is also a top priority. Since I am a repeat couponing failure, I have to rely on apps to help me maximize my savings. This is a sponsored conversation … [Read more...]

Weekly Ads at your Fingertips #Shopular

Weekly ads are a great way to plan your shopping trips and see how you can maximize your savings. This post is sponsored by Shopular, but all opinions are my own. I get the Sunday paper delivered. All the weekly ads arrive at my doorstep. I place the stack on top of another pile of "things to do" and there they sit. This is a horrible habit, but all the papers just overwhelm me. Weekly Ads from … [Read more...]

Outback Family Moments and 10% off Coupon #OutbackBestmates

Outback not only has delicious food, but it's a great place to create family memories. Due to its friendly atmosphere and affordable prices, we can head out to dinner at Outback without breaking the bank. I am an Outback ambassador and received compensation for this post. All opinions are my own. Outback Family Moments Each time we go to Outback we discover another food we love, or another … [Read more...]

Coupon Codes and More with Zoupons

Coupon codes. Those are the magic words these days. If you love coupon codes, I invite you to give Zoupons a try. They're pretty great. I have received compensation for this post, but as always, all opinions are my own. If you've read anything else I've written, you also know that I speak the truth. Now that that's out of the way. Coupon Codes, Deal Cards, and Gift Cards, Oh My Coupon codes … [Read more...]

My Son Smells Better Than Yours #Combos4Success

I am willing to bet that my son smells better than yours. Unless, of course, yours also uses Old Spice. Adam has been using the entire line of Old Spice products and he smells fantastic. I don't know many people that can say that about a 13-year-old athletic boy! This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Old Spice. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, … [Read more...]

Wake Up the Men in Your Life with Dove

All the men in my life wake up obscenely early. I honestly don't know how they do it everyday. I am always happy if I can do a little something that will help them start their day with an extra boost. So, I am excited to share this coupon for Dove Men+Care Fresh Awake deodorant with you. This post is sponsored by Global Influence, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Morning Men Most of … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Poke Cake Brownies Recipe #CookingUpGood

Brownies are one of my favorite desserts. Peanut butter is also at the top of my list. So why not combine the two? Thanks to this sponsored post by Kraft and Lunchbox, I have created this delicious Peanut Butter Poke Cake Brownies recipe found on the Walmart website. The kids are back in school, the holidays are coming up, and pre-season football games are already in full swing, so it's … [Read more...]

My Cat is in Love With Rachael Ray

My cat, Stewie, now has a mad thing for Rachael Ray and her new line of healthy cat food. He has never been such a happy cat! I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Nutrish for Cats. I received a sample of Nutrish for Cats to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. All thoughts and opinions are my … [Read more...]

Frustrating Hair and Scalp Issues

My hair sucks. I have so many issues with my hair and scalp it's ridiculous. I have invested hundreds, if not thousands of dollars over the years to try and find a favorite product. And, where did I find it? Good ol' Walmart. This post is sponsored by Global Influence, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. My Hair and Scalp My hair is super fine and thin. It's a pretty color--that's … [Read more...]

Similac® Baby’s First Year Timeline

Becoming a mother presents an overwhelming amount of questions. Whether it's your first baby or third, surely you will seek answers to something. Finding information online can be a bit daunting at times. With the vast amount of info available via friends, doctors, blogs, and other sources, getting an answer to the simplest of questions can take you longer than it should. Thanks to my partnership … [Read more...]

Summer Sun Protection Routine with NEUTROGENA

Sun protection is a huge part of my summer skin care routine. Thanks to my partnership with Lunchbox, I am sharing some ways to perfect your routine and to save you some money with NEUTROGENA®. All opinions are my own. So, our skin has been cooped up all winter and all it wants is to soak up those sun rays. That's fine, but do it safely. I am a true believer that sunshine is good for you, but … [Read more...]

Teach Kids How To Grow Lunch

I am desperately trying to find new ways to get my kids excited about eating healthier.  They are relatively pretty good eaters, but since I am a future Registered Dietitian (RD) there is always room for improvement!  This spring, I am planning to teach them how to grow their own lunch! It will make veggies more fun and educate them about entire process. How To Grow a Garden Made EASY This … [Read more...]

Dr. Smith’s Diaper Rash Ointment

Dr. Smith's Diaper Rash Ointment is not just for babies!  I'm thrilled to bring you this post sponsored by Dr. Smith's.  I received compensation for this post, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Diaper Rash Ointment . . . Not just for babies! I have found great success using Dr. Smith's Diaper Rash Ointment for: An Overnight Facial Cracked heels/calluses Chapped … [Read more...]

Healthy Dinner Recipes from Gorton’s

If you are looking for healthy dinner recipes, Gorton's offers tons of them!  I am thrilled to bring you this post sponsored by Gorton's.  I received coupons for free product, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Healthy Dinner Recipes About once a year I have time to make a truly awesome meal—like from scratch, multiple courses, and all fancy and stuff.  When I received a few recipe … [Read more...]

Cannot Live Without The Shop Your Way App

Nowadays, when I shop, it is like a game.  With coupons, rebates, points and all sorts of rewards programs, the object is to score as big as possible.  Which is why everyone should have the Shop Your Way App on their smart phone.  This is a sponsored post. I am a Sears blogger, though all opinions are my own. Shop Your Way App Is your smart phone now part of your anatomy?  Mine is.  If I … [Read more...]

Sinus Sufferers Unite and Find Relief with Sudafed

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sudafed.  All thoughts, stories, and opinions are my own. Sinus pain and congestion can bring on a world of discomfort.  I will never forget the worst sinus infection that I ever had in my life... During the first two months of Mike and I dating, I developed a sinus infection like no other.  Never in my life had I felt such pain, pressure, … [Read more...]

After School Snacks for Hungry Teen Bellies

Adam is growing so fast I cannot keep up with his appetite.  I am so excited to bring you this sponsored post about the New José Olé Nacho Bites.  He is able to make these for him and his sister all by himself.  They are perfect for after school, especially since I don't get home in time to help with after school snacks.  Plus, they're delicious for the whole family! After School … [Read more...]

Save Big with Entertainment Coupon Savings Book

You probably didn’t know, I certainly didn’t, but September is national coupon month! I am not sure how it is to be celebrated, but a good start would be with the Entertainment Coupon Savings book. I was excited to receive a copy of their book for review – and have been using coupons all over town (and online) since I received it. Entertainment Coupon Savings book I had seen this coupon book in … [Read more...]

Get Quality Sleep with the Right Pillows from DownLinens

When I heard about a review opportunity from DownLinens, I jumped all over it.  I am totally stoked to have been chosen as I received two down pillows from DownLinens.  I rarely get quality sleep and have been diagnosed with "idiopathic hypersomnia."  That's basically a real fancy way of saying we have no idea why you are so tired all the time.  It's not because I'm not getting enough sleep, it's … [Read more...]

Purina® Pet Park Showcase for Pet Lovers

This post brought to you by Purina. All opinions are 100% mine. Walmart has a new Purina® Pet Park Showcase that is dedicated just to our beloved pets.  In this section you will find new pet games, apps and tools to help give your pets the pampered lives they deserve. I talk about my pets all the time on this blog.  They are so precious to us and really like our children.  Pets are a lot of … [Read more...]

Funny Dog Videos and Jerky Bars Savings

Funny dog videos might not be as popular as funny cat videos, but I know I sure enjoy them.  In fact, our own two dogs provide us with entertainment on a daily basis.  Sometimes I think I should wear a helmet cam so I don't miss out on their funny shenanigans.  The majority of my YouTube channel consists of our goofy guys. Funny Dog Videos Our little guy antagonizes the big guy all of the time.  … [Read more...]

Preserve Family Memories with Best Buy

This time of year is when lots of family memories are made.  Mother's Day, Father's Day, Graduations, summer parties, and more, are all around the corner.  I have teamed up with Best Buy to remind you to preserve these memories!  They have everything that you need to get you ready for memory-making season. Capture Family Memories Some moments in life deserve more than a smartphone shot.  … [Read more...]

Thank You To Gram and Coupons.com Giveaway

There are an infinite amount of things to thank my Gram for (hello, raising me)... but to be specific, this blog would be one of them.  As part of a blog opportunity with Fashionista events via Coupons.com, I would like to share with you how my Gram inspired me to start entering sweepstakes. Gram - My First Win in Life When I was born my parents were unable to raise me.  My Grandparents swept in … [Read more...]

Save Money and Eat Well with Everyday Healthy Values

As a busy working-mom-student, eating healthy is important but so is being able to save money.  Balancing these two goals is now really easy with Everyday Healthy Values.  Powered by Coupons.com, Everyday Healthy Values puts all the coupons for healthy stuff in one spot so you don't have to sift through a ton of other unrelated coupons. Sponsored post. Save Money.  Eat Healthy. Especially … [Read more...]

Save More Holiday Shopping at Best Buy

Best Buy is really living up to its name this season.   With offers like free shipping and price matching, Best Buy really is the place for all holiday shopping. Gifts Under $100 Need gift ideas?  I found a whole bunch of great ideas at Best Buy's website all for under $100.  I found a few things for people on my list that I thought I'd never figure out what to get them.  While perusing gifts … [Read more...]

Zoobies Make the Perfect Gift

Zoobies are such a cute gift idea for kids.  They offer something perfect for all ages.  The cute creatures double as pillow and blanket, books, even duffel bags.  And now, they've come up with a new award winner to be released next year... Product received for review. Post contains affiliate links. Glow-in-the-Dark Zoobies! These Zoobies Glow Worms™ were recently named as a 2012 Toy Insider … [Read more...]

Shop Famous Footwear for Back To School

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Famous Footwear for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Shop Famous Footwear for serious back to school deals!  Now here is a shoe store that makes sure to always have the top brands at a great price.  Their goal is to have it all without being an overwhelming store, so you can be in and out quickly.  The kids can get the coolest shoes, … [Read more...]

Back to School Shopping with Dollar General

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. School starts soon and that means back to school shopping.  I am sure we are all looking for ways to save as much as we can.  Back to School Saving from Dollar General is a terrific option. Dollar General is well-known for their amazing prices on America's most-trusted … [Read more...]

Scott Shared Values Consumer Rewards Program

Allow me to tell you about the new Scott Shared Values Consumer Rewards Program.  We all love rewards, right?  Obviously I do since there's an entire section of this blog dedicated to them.  I especially love being rewarded on the products that I already buy. I was eager to learn more about this program since I was already a big fan of the Scott brand.  I love the texture of their paper … [Read more...]

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