Thursday, July 31, 2014

Hello Kitty Birthday Party

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Bella's 2nd Birthday is coming up, and I think this may be JUST the theme for her! It looks so cute and easy to set up!
Hello Kitty Party Supplies at Birthday Express


What little girl doesn't love the sweetly iconic look of Hello Kitty? Create a purrrfect party setting with the Hello Kitty Balloon Dreams Party Pack from Birthday Express.

Throwing a Hello Kitty party doesn't take much more than pulling together some key elements, adding touches of glimmer and gloss, and coating everything in a pastel palette. Here are some ideas on how...

Food & Drink Ideas - Tiny muffins and tea sandwiches wrapped in polka dot cupcake wrappers to keep the cute quotient up and the sugar levels low. Serve them with strawberry (think pink!) and/or plain milk in small, old fashioned milk bottles which work perfectly with pink striped straws

Hello Kitty Party Supplies at Birthday Express


Party Activities - Everyone loves a piñata, and the Hello Kitty Pinata (featured below) is filled with all sorts of treats, including candy and little toys. However, if you're looking for something with a little less mess, putting together a make-your-own favor box table is an easy way to let kids build their own Hello Kitty super souvenir! Simply set out bowls of Hello Kitty treats, such as: stickers, rings, Hello Kitty PEZ dispensers, colorful bracelets and a party favor box or bag to put all the goodies in. 


Hello Kitty Pinata Kit

Hello Kitty Party Favor Box

Hello Kitty Party Game

Party Decor - On your palette of pastel, add in accent pieces that bring the theme to life, such as Hello Kitty confetti or use the Hello Kitty rings (featured below) as napkin holders. Finally, let the birthday girl be the star of the party and dress her up as Hello Kitty! 


Hello Kitty Balloon Dreams Party Pack

Hello Kitty Rings

Hello Kitty Toddler Costume

For a full selection of Hello Kitty party supplies, visit Birthday Express - where you can plan the perfect party from start to finish every time! 

Review: Makeup by One Direction + Giveaway!



I received Makeup by One Direction for free in exchange for my honest review. 

I never thought I'd even want to try Makeup by One Direction.. Or anything from them. Yea, their music is catchy, but I'm 27 soon to be 28 and shouldn't be into these items that are targeted towards teens! However, I saw online a few teasers about the makeup, and honesty, makeup is makeup, no matter whose name is attached!

And to be honest... the makeup surprised me! The colors are great, the texture is nice, and I'm overall pretty happy. So happy that once the makeup is for sale, I'd consider going out and buying the other two sets!

There will be three sets in all. I received Up All Night. 

Free Baby Leggings!

I've actually bought leggings for Bella from here! She still has them and this fall she'll be wearing them again (too hot to wear them now!). 
They are really cute, and you can't beat this deal! 

You can get 5 free baby leggings, a $50 value, for free! Simply click Shop Now, and select any 5 leggings. 
Once your ready to check out, enter the promo code ENBABY and it will deduct 100% of the cost, all you pay is shipping and processing. 

You can use the code more than once!!! Simply open a new browser/window each time!

Favado - a FAB App for Coupons/Shopping

Have you heard about Favado? 

It's my new fave shopping app. It not only lists my stores deals/ads, but it also will let me know if there are coupons for those items! Simply add the items to your list, then email it to yourself and you can view all the printable coupons available, and head off to the store. This is a great deal for when you price match at Walmart. Maybe you find something you like, but you want to know if there's a better price. You can do that with Favado! 

From the company: 
Favado is a mobile savings app that helps shoppers save time and money by discovering the best deals in more than 65,000 grocery and drugstores nationwide. The Favado app uses real-time couponing data to provide access to exclusive matching deals (coupons plus in-store promotions) for ultimate savings. Other features include planning tools for weekly shopping trips and insider access to unlisted deals. 

Sign up with Favado below, then it will instruct you to get the app (Android and iOS).

Parents Magazine - $0.33 per issue + free gift!

Get 2 years of Parents Magazine for just $0.33 per issue, plus get a free birthday planner with your paid subscription. This is one of my favorite magazines to get each month. I love the fun activities and ideas, party planning ideas and even toy recommendations. I've even seen them list recalled products in the magazine, too!  Get yours now at this great price!


Honest Company

Get your free trial of the Honest Company diapers and family essentials bundles. I've tried them, and if you're looking for an alternative to popular brand diapers, something that is healthier and "green" and you don't want to use cloth, this is definitely an option for you. The diapers are oh so cute! 


Read on to learn more about the Honest Company. 

Coupons.com

You already know Coupons.com has some great coupons available for printing...

so what are you waiting for?

Start Printing! All the ads just came out! Start matching up and make some great deals! 
Let me know your best deals in the comments section. 

RedPlum Printable Coupons

RedPlum lets you print coupons from their website. So if you find a really great deal and want to stock up, you can check out the RedPlum website and print more if available! 

Get started now! 

Printable P&G Coupons

Did you know that you can print P&G coupons directly from their website?

As a busy mom, you always want the best for your family. Now, P&G Everyday is here to help. With tons of great coupons for the best P&G products, we're making it easier than ever to get the quality that you want from brands like: Pampers, Tide, Bounty, Crest, Always, Mr. Clean, Cascade, DAWN, Charmin, Gillette, DURACELL, Swiffer, OldSpice, Febreze, and IAMS. 

Click to create your online account and start printing! 

FREE Nursing Cover

If you're breastfeeding chances are you need or want a nursing cover for while you're out and about. I mean, you don't NEED one, but a lot of us women want to cover up just a little and not feel so exposed. Or at least I did.  :)

Well, get a free nursing cover here. Just pay shipping. Simply use code ENBABY at checkout to get it for free. This is a $35 value. 

Free Baby Sling

These come up often, but you never know how many they have each time they offer it. 
Many people find these slings comfy (I used a Moby because it was more comfy for me). 

Choose the one you want, and then use code ENBABY at checkout. Only pay shipping. 

Pampers Gifts to Grow

If you're not a member of Pampers Gifts to Grow, then you don't know what you're missing. I've gotten several things simply by using my points. I've gotten photo books, a personalized scroll from the kids birth year that has their birth stats as well as cool things happening that year, in the past that day and other cool facts such as the price of a house, car, gas, milk and bread!

Even if you don't buy Pampers often enough to think its worth it, it is! They send you points randomly as a bonus, and you can collect points from other people who don't want theirs!

Sign up now and get 100 bonus points. 

Free Carseat Canopy

You see people everywhere using these nowadays. I didn't get one with Bella, but I wish I would have. But our car was dark tinted so she wasn't bothered by the sun at all. Now, I just with they made something for big girl seats! LOL.

Simply use code ENBABY at checkout to get your carseat canopy for free ($49.95 value). 
Please note, the upgraded options will NOT be free, but you will get a $49.95 discount on those (personalized and deluxe sets). Just pay shipping. 



Free Pool Safety Guide + Coupon

There are so many drownings every year. I think Arizona has the highest rate of drownings (don't quote me, but if we aren't #1, we're awfully close). The best way to prevent drownings is to be aware. 

Every year, on average, 5,200 children suffer pool related injuries and 390 will pass away due to drowning. 

Sign up and receive a free 5 page guide on pool safety + a $5 coupon from Pool Supply World.


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Christmas in July Sale from Cricut For All You Crafters!

Get up to 40% savings at Cricut during the Christmas in July Sale!
Right now you can save big on holiday images, supplies, embossing and even the Cricut Explore. To sweeten the deal, you can also stack savings and save $5 on orders $50+ through 7/29 with the code JULYXMAS. ShopCricut's Christmas in July Sale


Offer 1: Cricut's Christmas in July Sale
Valid: through 7/25 

Offer 2: save $5 on orders $50+ through 7/29
Promo Code: JULYXMAS !

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Great Deal for Baby Wipes

I recently bought baby wipes from Amazon. Its a 504 pack of Huggies Wipes. 
It's basically 3 big refill bags. 
I paid about $10 with tax/shipping.
Which is great when you consider that these big refill bags are like $6 or more at some stores. 
At Safeway here in Arizona, they are on sale for $5 each every now and then for $5 Friday.  
So 3 of them for the cost of two is a GREAT deal. 

For a 504 count, its $10.97. If you subscribe and save the price drops to $10.42.
If you have Amazon mom you save even more, because the price goes down to $8.78 (plus tax/shipping). Again, mine came out right around $10. And you can select how often you get them. You can select to get it every 2, 3 4 or however many months. I chose 3, hoping that one will last me that long. If it doesn't I can just go adjust it to get it sooner.
If you have Amazon mom you save even more, because the price goes down to $8.78 (plus tax/shipping). 

This is such a great deal. Get it while it lasts, I'm not sure how long this price will be up for.



Now, I need to find something similar for diapers! Little Movers Slip Ons from Huggies in size 4 is what I need! Let me know if you find some at a great deal!

Easy Ways to Make Extra Cash on your Phone!



If you know me, then you know I'm all about making money. 
I have apps that make me money. 
I mystery shop and do audits. 

So why not share a bit of my secrets?! Well, they aren't really secrets. But you'd be surprised that not everyone knows about them! 

So let me tell you a bit about what I like to use to make some extra money :)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

July 2014 Ipsy Glam Bag Review

So this is my FIRST Glam Bag from ipsy. I am so in love already! If you're not already a member, I suggest you join! Full size products, and all for $10 a month!? Yes please. 

Here's my bag this month!

http://www.ipsy.com/r/cq7g
Eep! So excited! Read on to see each item!

July BeautyBox5 Review

I recently started getting BeautyBox5. I came across it online, and it was free for the first box, so I said sure!!! While signing up, it let me get a previous months box (their pick) for $10, so I did that. I paid $10 and got two boxes. Sweet. 

When they came, I was pleasantly surprised. I really like this box, and am tempted to cancel one of my others for this one!

*Update: use code HALFOFFBOX to get your first one for half off! That's like $5 for the box!*

Just like all the others, you take a quiz so they can get to know you and tailor your box for you. You can change the profile any time. I've heard of people on all the beauty box sites changing their profile every month based on what the hints are for the box! Insane! 

Here is what I got this month.

July Birchbox Review

I love getting these things!
So here's a look at my July Birchbox. I wish they'd stop sending me lotions and face wash, and start sending more makeup/fragrance samples. I hate the boxes where its not makeup. I signed up because they were makeup samples... then it started to switch up on me!? Hopefully next month will go back to makeup. 
But I have to say, I do like the face wash I got this month. It was gentle enough to use on my face after a long weekend in Rocky Point (Puerto Pensaco), Mexico last weekend!  
Here's what I got...


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Love Your Ordinary.

I had to think for a moment what my ordinary would be. 

Love your ordinary.

My ordinary is my kids, my day to day life... my husband, my family, etc. My ordinary is quite boring (when thinking of my day to day life). I really don't have a life. I really stay home all day, and only go out for errands, doctor appointments, etc. 

Love my ordinary. 

Is this asking me to love MY life, and not envy the fabulous lives of others? Not to envy those who go out clubbing every weekend, those who have a large circle of friends around them, etc? If that's the case. Then I have to admit, I've been envious of those who seem to have such a fabulous fun filled life. 

Then I realize, I have a great life! I have a wonderful husband, who I can admit may annoy me at time (who doesn't get tired of their husband every now and then LOL), and my kids are wonderful, even if my son doesn't listen. Even though my son doesn't show appreciation for anything, he does make me smile, as does my daughter. I have to admit, I'm blessed. I have a great family, and the friends I do have I enjoy. I enjoy the moments we have. 

We just got back from Puerto Penasco, Mexico. Its better known as Rocky Point. It was only about a 4 or so hour drive from the Phoenix area. It was a gorgeous trip. We went with my in-laws and a group of people they know (we know them, too and hang out with them at events throughout the year). We had such a great time. A lot of memories on camera, and many more off camera. I seriously thought that I would have pictures of everything, but I had so much fun with the kids that I forgot about taking pics. I made such wonderful memories with them. I even got stung by a blue jelly fish in the ocean... But I'm glad it was me and not my kids! If it was my son he would have not gotten back in the water. While we were there, he had his 10th birthday! What 10 year old has their 10th birthday in Mexico! My son does apparently. So many fun memories. 

So while my life may seem boring, or ordinary to some, I'll love my ordinary. I like my mostly quiet life. No drama (except my sons drama LOL) and for the most part uneventful. But its our ordinary life, and I kinda love it. 


I'm writing this as part of the Third Thursday Blog Hop with Hearts At Home.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Review: Minted

I was selected to get a piece of artwork from Minted for free in exchange for my honest review. The piece I chose was actually a personalized piece that really stood out to me. 
The bottom piece is the one I chose. Its called Lovely Venn Diagram, and it shows my husbands name, and my name as individuals, then combining in the center with a heart. Coming down from the heart is a line that says Together Forever since 2008 (the year we got married). Its such a cute piece, and its exactly what we needed. 
Here is the stock image of the photo from the website. We bought it in 20 x 16 size. Its really pretty, and the perfect centerpiece for our wall. 

Review: Coppin's Gifts / Davinci Bracelet and Charms

I was lucky enough to be approached to receive a free gift in exchange for my honest review. My opinion is 100% my own and not affected by the fact that I got the items mentioned below for free. 

I was approached by Coppin's Gifts to get a free item. They gave me a choice of a few different items, and I chose to get the Davinci Beads Toggle Charm Bracelet and three Davinici charms. While browsing the site, the prices are reasonable. The bracelet is $9.99, and the beads are all about $6.99 each. Not bad at all! This was not too far off from Mothers Day, so it was perfect timing. 

This is what I chose. 
The red heart is the July birthstone for my son, the blue is September for my daughter, and the middle says Mom (the O is a heart). 

I was worried the chain may be a little small (I am plus size, and therefore have a bit of a chunky wrist lol) but it was almost a good fit. I decided to add an extender to the back and it fits perfectly. As I lose weight I'm sure I won't need that anymore. 

Let me tell you, it is really pretty. I'm so glad I chose this. This bracelet is a great gift option for any woman in your life. It makes a great graduation gift, too! There are tons of charms available in a variety of colors. Right now, the website has a special where if you buy 4 beads, your 5th will be free. 

I have to say, it is easy to get carried away on the site. Not only with the bracelet and charms.. But all the gifts they offer. I found some fun things that I plan on buying myself, my sister and my mom! A few things I'd buy my daughter for her to save till she was older, and maybe even a few snow globes for my son! There seems to be something for everyone. 

This picture features the flash so you can really see the charms sparkle.

And just another view of my bracelet. 

If you're interested in checking out Copper's Gifts, visit them: 

The SuperMom Essential Giveaway

The SuperMom Essential Giveaway
Prize: Mommy Bag Marketing Bundle valued at $299

End Date: August 24, 2014

US Only

Food Cycle Science Giveaway

Food Cycle Science Giveaway
Prize: Food Cycler Home Device valued at $499

End Date: August 14, 2014

US Only

$500 Whole Foods Market Gift Card Giveaway

Enter now!!!

Club W - Wine Club

It all starts with a Palate Profile Quiz, 6 simple questions about the flavors you like. Based on your tastes, Club W will recommend wines for your Monthly Experience. Then, it’s up to you. Like the recommendations? Cool! Feeling like all reds this month? Switch it up and pick your own! Club W is the only wine club where you’re in control. And it’s all delivered directly to your door starting at 3 bottles for $39 a month. Once you receive your wines, you can rate the wines so that your deliveries evolve as your taste evolves. This extra step is exclusively designed for you. Let us do the work while you enjoy a glass of wine. 

Nesquik sample + coupon


Sample pack includes five (5) NESTLÉ® NESQUIK® stick packs and a coupon to save $1.50 on your next purchase of any size, any flavor of NESTLÉ® NESQUIK® powder. Offer good in the US only. Offer valid only while supplies last. Limit one (1) sample pack per household or address. Please allow 6 - 8 weeks for delivery. Offer may not be republished without written consent from NESTLÉ®. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. 

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