Friday, December 16, 2016

Don't Quit Working to Become a Stay at Home Parent

This may be a controversial blog post, I understand that. However, this post is not bashing those who work or those who stay home. Please read the post in its entirety. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Fat Facts: Why You Should Be Cooking With Tallow

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Traditionally, lots of people used to cook food with tallow; fat made from animals such as cows, however with the emergence of vegetable fats, lard and other products its popularity had waned until now. These days, many of us are following alternative lifestyles, prefer to use 100% natural ingredients and like to know what our food contains. Tallow has many health benefits and is making a resurgence in the market as an attractive option to vegetable oils and polyunsaturated fats. These products became well known in the 1970’s and were seen as a healthier, safer choice as opposed to butter. From instructions on how to make your own to commercially available tubs Tallow is easy to find, so there’s never been a better time to discover that not all fat is the enemy.  

Perfect For Those On A Paleo Diet

A follower of the paleo, or paleolithic, diet is someone who prefers to stick to an eating plan that's based on the core principal of eating foods available in the stone age. Also referred to as the cave-man diet, paleo eat only vegetables, fruit, nuts, meats, and organ meats. They prefer not to consume any processed product such as sugar, processed meats, tinned or canned food, alcohol, coffee or dairy products including vegetable oils, artificial fats and those with additives in. Due to its natural roots, people on paleo diets believe that Tallow is perfect for cooking with, it can be kept in an airtight container, is suitable for both fridge or freezer and also lasts quite a long time.


Ideal For High Heat Cooking

If you’re looking to fry your food, then Tallow is a good option as it is a stable product, performs well under a high heat as well as giving food itself a good, strong flavor. Tallow was once found in plenty of fast food restaurants as it was cheap to buy, easy to store and customers loved the extra crispy taste of their meals. However, as the use of vegetable fats and oils became common people became unsure about using animal fat, even though roast potatoes are often cooked in goose fat, in their cooking and looked instead to using butter,  spray liquids, and pastes. Fat from an animal, such as a cow that has been raised humanely on a grass-rich diet, contains no additives, or chemicals nor has the fat been given a chance to oxidize.

Healthy Fat, Healthy Food

Not only does Tallow contain high quantities of vitamin D which help to build strong, healthy bones. It’s also better for us as the saturated fat has little to no sugar in it, unlike other fats that are combined with sugars which people then consume as high carbohydrate snacks, meals, and drinks. These high-calorie foods are often the same ones that partially responsible for high levels of blood pressure, obesity and eventually diabetes. Studies have also shown that Tallow can help reduce cancerous tumors as the fatty acids that occur naturally in tallow help to boost the body’s Conjugated Linoleic Acid levels.







Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Getting A Little More Heartfelt With Your Gifts, Whatever The Occasion

As you have undoubtedly noticed, I love giving gifts. I think everyone does. But a lot of people have a bit of a problem when giving gifts. They feel like it doesn’t quite have the personal punch they want it to. It might be the perfect choice of gift, but they want it to be a little more heartfelt. To that end, here are a few ways to spruce up a gift on any occasion.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Cyber Monday: My Cents of Style

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, sponsored content or reviewed products. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own. I would never suggest anything to you that I wouldn't use myself. -Jennifer

 Comfortable and on trend dresses have been all the rage this fall and Cents of Style has them on sale starting from $19.95 and FREE SHIPPING w/ the coupon code CYBERDRESS on 11/28/16 only. 


 CYBER MONDAY- Dresses from $19.95 & FREE SHIPPING w/ Code CYBERDRESS 

There are 20 different styles of dresses on sale from sizes small-3xl. Florals. Stripes. Solids. Starting at $19.95 and going to $29.95 & FREE SHIPPING. 

CYBER MONDAY- Dresses from $19.95 & FREE SHIPPING!

Here are some styles you CANNOT miss:

The Remi Dress is one of their top selling items of 2016. This dress comes in sizes small to 3xl. We also added 5 new colors just for Cyber Monday, bringing the total number of colors up to 20. It can be dressed up or down and for only $21.95 & FREE SHIPPING, you can get one for each of your Holiday events.

CYBER MONDAY- Dresses from $19.95 & FREE SHIPPING!

CYBER MONDAY- Dresses from $19.95 & FREE SHIPPING!


The Amy striped swing dress is only $19.95 & FREE SHIPPING. 5 colors, long sleeves and a great classic alternative to the solid Remi.

CYBER MONDAY- Dresses from $19.95 & FREE SHIPPING!

The new sweater swing and kangaroo pocket dress are personal favorites of mine and both are only $24.95 & FREE SHIPPING. 

CYBER MONDAY- Dresses from $19.95 & FREE SHIPPING!
CYBER MONDAY- Dresses from $19.95 & FREE SHIPPING!


These versatile dresses work for women of different sizes, styles and ages. A perfect gift. 

CYBER MONDAY- Dresses from $19.95 & FREE SHIPPING!






Cyber Monday: Janie and Jack

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, sponsored content or reviewed products. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own. I would never suggest anything to you that I wouldn't use myself. -Jennifer

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Janie and Jack is offering 35% off your entire purchase plus free shipping for Cyber Monday! If you haven't shopped all weekend, shop now!

Cyber Monday Sale
35% Off Entire Purchase + Free Shipping at Janie and Jack
11/28. While supplies last.
35% Off Entire Purchase + Free Shipping at Janie and Jack


Janie and Jack Sale on Now






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Cyber Monday Deals: 40% off Reebok!

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, sponsored content or reviewed products. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own. I would never suggest anything to you that I wouldn't use myself. -Jennifer


Now, Reebok's Black Friday was amazing - their Cyber Monday is great, too!

What did you buy? How much did you save?



 40% Off Site wide Valid: 11/27 - 11/27 Code: CYBER 





Cyber Monday: Crazy 8!

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, sponsored content or reviewed products. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own. I would never suggest anything to you that I wouldn't use myself. -Jennifer

Welcome back! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving weekend! If you're looking for Cyber Monday deals, here's a good one! Crazy 8 is offering 30% the entire purchase, plus free shipping, and you can even get an additional 20% off your purchase! That's a great deal Come check it out!

Cyber Monday Sale
Offer: Get 30% off your entire purchase, plus free shipping, and an additional 20% off with code CHEER at Crazy 8
Valid: 11/27-11/28. While supplies last. 
Deal Link: 30% Off Entire Purchase + Free Shipping, and an additional 20% Off with Code CHEER at Crazy8

Crazy 8 Sale On Now!





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Cyber Monday Special: Put Me in the Story

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, sponsored content or reviewed products. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own. I would never suggest anything to you that I wouldn't use myself. -Jennifer

Cyber Monday is here! Get 30% off  sitewide with Put Me In The Story. It's a great gift for any child. They can be put into any storybook on the website. Take a look around the site, and happy shopping! 

Starting November 28the Cyber Monday sale begins - 30% off site-wide! 

30% off site-wide code CYBER30 will be effective through Tuesday, November 29th.

This offer is valid site-wide, including bestsellers like Dream Big, PrincessSanta Is Coming to My HouseCan You Help and Elf?The Night Night Book, and many more personalized stories featuring your child and their favorite characters. 

Let me know in the comments if you purchased!


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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Janie and Jack Black Friday Weekend Sale

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, sponsored content or reviewed products. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own. I would never suggest anything to you that I wouldn't use myself. -Jennifer


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Janie and Jack is offering some of their deepest discounts for the year for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Go now, and check out the deals for the weekend sale! 

Black Friday Weekend Sale
20% off your entire purchase at Janie and Jack
11/26-11/27. While supplies last.
20% Off Entire Purchase at Janie and Jack

Come back Monday for a great deal for Cyber Monday!


Janie and Jack Sale on Now





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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Black Friday Deals: My Cents of Style 40% off!

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, sponsored content or reviewed products. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own. I would never suggest anything to you that I wouldn't use myself. -Jennifer


This year, Cents of Style will have 5 of their best selling items of the year at their lowest prices! All items will be 40% off & FREE SHIPPING w/ the coupon code BACKINBLACK16. 

 BLACK FRIDAY DOORBUSTERS! 40% off & FREE SHIPPING w/ Code BACKINBLACK16 

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Here are the 5 items that will be on sale and some specifics about each item.

1- Annabelle Cardigan- The annabelle will be $17.97 & FREE SHIPPING with the Black Friday code. It comes in sizes small-3xl and 18 color choices! This is one of our most popular items of the year, when we had this item on sale back in September, it converted at over 10% and affiliates made large commissions that day.

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2- Dempsey Beanie- $10.77 & FREE SHIPPING on one of the most popular beanie trends of the year. It comes in 16 different colors. 

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3- Brayden Blanket Scarf- $12.57 & FREE SHIPPING w/ the Black Friday coupon code. This classic pattern and in the blanket scarf is a must have this Holiday Season.

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4- Cassie Herringbone Coat- $25.77 & FREE SHIPPING w/ the Black Friday coupon code. A must have at a killer price.

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5- Moccasin Bootie Boot- $19.77 & FREE SHIPPING. Two color options and boots for under $20 shipped- an unheard of deal. 

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Black Friday Deals: 50% off Reebok!

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, sponsored content or reviewed products. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own. I would never suggest anything to you that I wouldn't use myself. -Jennifer
This deal for Reebok is  AMAZING! You guys, this is worth shopping for! I can't even, this sale is blowing my mind. I'm hoping to score a great pair of sneakers. Share how much you saved with this Reebok deal!

 50% Off Collection Valid: 11/23 - 11/25 Code: BF50 






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Black Friday Deals: Crazy 8

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, sponsored content or reviewed products. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own. I would never suggest anything to you that I wouldn't use myself. -Jennifer


Crazy 8

If you're bargain hunting for some of the deepest discounts and best prices of the year, don't forget to shop Crazy 8 for Black Friday and Cyber Monday! Come back on Monday to find a post with the Cyber Monday deals.


Black Friday Sales
Offer: Get 40% off your entire purchase, plus free shipping at Crazy 8
Valid: 11/24-11/26. While supplies last.
Deal Link: 40% Off Entire Purchase + Free Shipping at Crazy8

Offer: $5 Tees and Microfleece, $8.88 Jeans, and $10 PJs with Crazy8 Doorbusters
Valid: 11/24-11/28. While supplies last.
Deal Link: $5 Tees and Microfleece, $8.88 Jeans, and $10 PJs with Crazy8 Doorbusters


Crazy 8 Sale On Now!





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Black Friday Deals: Janie and Jack

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, sponsored content or reviewed products. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own. I would never suggest anything to you that I wouldn't use myself. -Jennifer

Janie and JackFree Shipping Over $100(1). Standard U.S. Shipping Only



Dear Jennifer, Janie and Jack is offering some of their deepest discounts for the year for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.


Black Friday Sale
30% off your entire purchase at Janie and Jack
11/24-11/25. While supplies last.
30% Off Entire Purchase at Janie and Jack


Check back this weekend, and again on Monday for more great deals from Janie and Jack!



Janie and Jack Sale on Now






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Black Friday Deals: Tiny Prints

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, sponsored content or reviewed products. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own. I would never suggest anything to you that I wouldn't use myself. -Jennifer


Check out the Thanksgiving and Black Friday Deals at Tiny Prints! Going on now Enjoy Up to 40% Off Your Order! The Black Friday Sale - Save 40% Off Your Order Plus Free Shipping, starts on Friday and runs through the 27! Check out the details below!

Did you know that BorrowLenses is part of the Shutterfly family of brands? BorrowLenses has a very special offer to share with Tiny Prints affiliates. Customers can save 10% on their next photography gear rental at BorrowLenses! See below for full details and make sure to share this great deal with your audience!


Enjoy Up to 40% Off Your Order!
Thanksgiving Sale: 40% off $99+, 30% off no min
11/21 - 11/24
OFFER CODE: 
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Black Friday Sale! Save 40% Off Your Order Plus Free Shipping!
11/25 - 11/27
OFFER CODE: 
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 Enjoy 30% Off Your Order Plus Free Shipping!
11/25 - 12/8 
OFFER CODE: 
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Enjoy 30% Off All Birth Announcements Plus Free shipping on Orders of $49 or More!
11/11 - 12/18
OFFER CODE: 
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New Customers Get $15 off $40, or $30 off $80!
Valid Through 12/31
OFFER CODE: 
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Enjoy 20% Off Your Tiny Prints Order
Valid Through 12/31
OFFER CODE: 
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Free Shipping on $49+ 
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$14.95 Super Rush shipping for Memorial Announcement orders
Limited time
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Three Free Stationery Samples with Free Shipping!
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Tiny Prints - Thanksgiving Sale 


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Borrow Lenses - 10% Off

Discount code expires December 31, 2016, at 11:59 PM PST and applies to your subtotal before shipping or applicable taxes. Not eligible for existing orders or on For Sale items or on Aquatech products. BorrowLenses rental orders only ship to U.S. addresses and renters must possess a U.S. credit card. This code is for rentals only, is not transferable, is not valid on items for purchase, and cannot be combined with other discount codes.






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Saturday, November 19, 2016

The Best Holiday Gift for Kids - 3DLightFX

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, sponsored content or reviewed products. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own. I would never suggest anything to you that I wouldn't use myself. -Jennifer


Christmas is right around the corner... Literally. Can you believe it's about to be Thanksgiving? I don't know what happened to the year. It literally blew past me. If you're like me, you haven't even started thinking about Christmas shopping. You're trying to prolong it for as long as possible. Honestly, the last few years I've shopped the last few days before Christmas. And it wasn't bad at all. I may end up doing that again this year, because why not!

But maybe you want to get an idea of what you want, and maybe you don't want to be like me shopping on Christmas Eve.

3DLightFX 3D Deco Lights are the perfect gift this holiday season. They have a full range of comic book, superhero, Disney Princess, sports and car lights that look as though they are popping right out of the wall! They are battery operated and cool to the touch so you can place them anywhere in the room! Your kids will love having these in their rooms and they're also the perfect editions to a den, family room, man's cave or office! 

These are really cool, and I plan on getting one for both of my kids. They easily available at Target and Target.com 

Now, even though they're lights, they're cool to the touch, cordless, battery operated, and includes the sticker that makes it look like the wall is cracked. 


I can't wait. I'm going to get my daughter the Rainbow Dash light, and I'm thinking Ninja Turtles or Transformers for my son. My daughter is so in love with My Little Pony, so I know she will literally freak out when she sees it.

Find all of these amazing products here: http://bit.ly/TargetUSFamily


Are you going to buy these? Which one will you buy? Tell me below, or tag me on social media with #mytotallyrandomlife 








Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Party Inflatables from Inflatable Zone

Summer 2016 has sadly come and gone. Now, it's time to get a start on summer 2017! If you're like me, you're already thinking of what to do for your kids birthday parties. My husband thinks I'm crazy, but I'm like, I really just want to plan already LOL. 

Do you often rent those large water inflatables for parties? Why do you give someone else all the money? I know, because you think they're too pricey to purchase for yourself. But what if the prices aren't as much as you expect? If you purchase wholesale you'll be able to save money by cutting out the middle man. You could even rent it out to friends or family for their own events, and make some money. Sounds great right? 


But what should you get? And from where?

Well, the most popular items are the large inflatable slide and the amusement park inflatable. The best place to purchase it is from Inflatable Zone. With Inflatable Zone, you can be rest assured that the quality will be top notch, and the customer service will be there to answer any questions you may have. Inflatable Zone also offers free customization. So feel free to get your name, your business name, logo, or anything else printed on the inflatable. They also offer free shipping to the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, Asia, with door-to-door service in 14 days. 

By purchasing from Inflatable Zone's website, you're getting the lowest price because you're purchasing it wholesale. There is no middle man to mark up the prices. Which leaves great savings for you. 

Check out the links below to see the two inflatables pictured here in this blog post. 
Amusement Park,bounce House For Sale | Inflatable-Zone
giant inflatable water slide

There are more items to choose from. They have the zorb ball and human hamster wheel which is a huge hit at large events and crowds. If you have a large enough backyard, this would be a fun addition to any party (and you're sure to win best party of the year)! 

Have you ever thought of purchasing your own inflatable? Or creating a business out of renting these out? Share your tips with me, I'd love to hear!






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