Tuesday, May 31, 2016

How To Add Fun Touches To Your Decor


It can be all too easy to decorate your home so that it looks like it should appear in an interior design magazine. While there is nothing at all wrong with this, following the trends too closely can make it end up losing any uniqueness. If you want your rooms to have your personal look stamped all over them, then the last thing you want them to look like is something from the magazines! One way to create a unique decor that will have your personal touches all over it is to add some fun to it. How do you do that? Just follow these steps and you’ll create a fun, bespoke interior in no time at all.


5 Things All Dog Owners Need to Know

If you are the parent of a human baby, there are things that you learn along the way and come to know. If you are a parent of a fur baby, there are are things that you will come to learn too. Having a dog is a little bit like having a child, in terms of the care and responsibility that comes with it. If you are thinking of becoming a dog owner, then there are some things that you should remember. Like you do with an actual baby, you have to get to know the dog and learn it’s personality. It can’t express itself like a human, so you need to learn all about it.


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Save on Amazon Fire Kids Tablets

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

My kids love playing on my Kindle Fire tablet, but I really want to get my toddler a Kids Fire tablet because it is more kid proof, and they provide a two-year worry-free guarantee: if it gets broken or damaged for any reason, they'll replace it... No questions asked!

Not a Toy. A Complete Tablet.
From now until June 3, you can save $50 when purchasing two Fire Kids Tablets using promo code KIDS2PACK or until June 4 you can save $20 when purchasing one Fire Kids Tablet. Parents rejoice—a tablet designed for children's burgeoning interests and parents' peace of mind:



  • Unlimited, free access to 13,000 kid-friendly books, movies, TV shows, educational apps, and games with 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited included
  • 2-year worry-free guarantee: if they break it, return it and we'll replace it for free. No questions asked.
  • A case designed for little hands protects against big drops
  • Best-in-class parental controls allow you to manage usage limits, content access, and educational goals

  • FreeTime Smart Filters
    Since individual development and preferences vary between children, Amazon FreeTime now includes FreeTime Smart Filters. This feature allows parents to sort through and manage FreeTime content. Parents will be able to use FreeTime Smart Filters to adjust the FreeTime Unlimited library of age-appropriate videos, educational apps, games, and books to ensure older kids are only seeing content that's applicable to them, and parents can be confident younger kids aren't seeing content deemed too old.




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    Thursday, May 26, 2016

    Haute Plus Size Bridal & Lingerie

    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

    With wedding season around the corner, I want to help you get the “hautest” styles of wedding and honeymoon lingerie. Below you’ll find a gift guide with the most popular bridal and honeymoon lingerie from my fave plus size lingerie store, Hips & Curves.

    The “Hautest” Plus Size Bridal & Honeymoon Lingerie

    Wedding season is here and so are the “hautest” styles of plus size bridal and honeymoon lingerie.  Whether you’re a blushing bride who wants to boost her bosom into a fairytale figure or you are planning a honeymoon with heavy petting, here are the newest styles that you’ll love.

    Plus Size Bridal Bras and Corsets



    This lovely lace bra is perfect to offer support and comfort so you can relax and enjoy your big day.  As you look at the amazing detail and feel the fabulous fabrics as you try it on, this is the perfect bra for under your gown, and your new beau will love getting to see it when the wedding is over.

    Fashion Friday

    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

    I won't lie... I'm dreaming of Summer. Days with no school, lots of sun, our favorite drinks, and days in the water. We. Can't. Wait. We are so dang close. Actually, for my family, it's already here! Today (5/26) was my sons last day of school! It's officially summer in most of Arizona. 

    For Fashion Friday, with the unofficial start of Summer being celebrated this weekend, I have put together a collection of my very favorite tropical finds at My Cents of Style. You know, everything you will need for that amazing vacation...or just to feel like you are going on a tropical vacation while you spend a day with the kiddos at the pool.

    For Fashion Friday (5/27/16), the Tropical Collection for 50% Off & FREE SHIPPING w/code TROPICS.


     Fashion Friday - 5/27/16 - Tropical Collection for 50% Off + FREE SHIPPING w/code TROPICS.



    Coupon Code: TROPICS (The code will take 50% OFF each item in your cart, with FREE SHIPPING.)

    Keep an eye out for the pineapple tees for $14.98, our pineapple necklace for $8.98 & our pineapple earrings for $7.48. Pictured below.


    Update Your Closet with Modcloth

    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


    Is your style resume in need of an update? ModCloth's got ya covered with bold blouses, sassy skirts, 
    posh pants, and awe-inspiring accessories. Give your work wardrobe the promotion it deserves, and 
    you'll be the 'Chic' Executive Officer in no time flat.


    Get fresh and profesh with a work wardrobe upgrade from ModCloth! 

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    Need a Style Reboot? Your Dream Wardrobe Is at ModCloth! Shop Amazing Indie Clothes, Shoes, 
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    Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    40% Off + Free Shipping at 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

    Do you plan on celebrating Memorial Day by doing some shopping and taking advantage of deals? Well, check out Reebok this weekend. They're offering up to 40% off and free shipping sitewide through 5/30. Click below! 
    20% off 2 items, 30% off 3 items, 40% off 4+ items plus free shipping 
    Valid: 5/25 - 5/30 
    Code: MEMDAY 



    --Jennifer





    Monday, May 23, 2016

    How To Cope When Your Child Has An Illness Or Health Condition

    As parents, the most important thing is to protect and keep our kids safe. Sadly, there are some things that no matter how hard we try, we can’t protect them from, such as health conditions or illnesses. I’m not talking coughs and colds but illness and health conditions that are a little more serious. A lot of the time, these types of problems can be fixed with medical or surgical treatment. But even so, it can be upsetting to learn that your child is sick or has a serious health problem.

    It’s common to go into panic mode when we’re stressed out about something serious, but for your child’s sake, you need to hold it together. Whatever they’ve been diagnosed with, be it a gastrointestinal problem or a tongue tie, it can be upsetting. Especially, if it’s a chronic condition or will require a surgical treatment method.

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    To help you hold it together and find your child the best help and treatment out there, I’ve put together this guide. Have a read and take the tips on board, and you can make your child’s diagnosis easier to cope with.

    Saturday, May 21, 2016

    Cush Cushion - The World's Most Comfortable Seat Cushion

    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

    I've suffered back pain for at least the last 12 years. Once I had my son in 2004 it just all went downhill from there. I was diagnosed with degenerative disk disease around 2005 or 2006. Basically, the disks in between my bones are degenerating. The name makes it pretty easy to understand. I'm almost always in pain. But being a blogger, reviewer and freelance writer, I'm always sitting down. Even before I became a stay at home mom and started doing all this at home, I've pretty much always had "desk" jobs where I'd be sitting all day. So that I'm sure hasn't helped me at all.


    My current desk chair is old. I really need to buy a new one, but the kind I want/need is just out of the budget at this time. I've tried putting a small throw pillow behind my back, or a rolled towel (saw somewhere online). but neither has helped me.

    So I was happy to try out Cush Cushion. It claims to relieve the pain and bonus; it helps your posture (which I admit, mine is horrible). So I figure I could give it a shot.


    Wednesday, May 18, 2016

    Maybelline Brow Drama Pomade Crayon

    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

    Have you seen the commercials for the Maybelline Brow Drama Pomade Crayon? It looks like a chunky crayon, but it's a pomade for your brows. This is perfect if you're like me, you want to have nice eyebrows, but they just don't grow in fabulously, and you don't know how to perfectly draw them on like the pros seem to. This crayon is great! It allows for easy application and looks good.

    I received two colors from Maybelline via Influenster, blonde and brown. I think the brown looks too dark on me. Granted, it may be in fashion. But I just don't like how it looks on me. So, I like the blonde. It looks great (I think) and it looks more natural in my opinion.

    So here in this photo, I have one eyebrow filled in with the pomade, and the other isn't. The one on the right side of the photo is filled in. The eyebrow on the left (side where I'm holding the crayon) is not. Can't you see the difference?



    As it blends it tames the hairs, so you don't need to use an extra brush or wand to get the hairs to get in line. I'm definitely a fan!

    They have 4 different shades that are blendable and will match your hair color.  Whether you want your eyebrows to look natural, or if you want to be bold and dramatic, this product can do it!

    If you're interested in joining Influenster to try new products and give your opinion, sign up HERE.

    You can find Maybelline Brow Drama products almost everywhere. Find it where you shop for Maybelline products.
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    Friday, May 13, 2016

    Kids Learning App for Preschool + Kindergarten

    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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    Kids Academy Releases #1 Math Games: Singapore Math App for Android and Updates iOS Version of Math Games App for Kids in Preschool & Kindergarten!

    Kids Academy is a well-known mobile app developer working in the sphere of children’s early education. The team combines all the expertise, creativity, and truly remarkable skills to develop a wide range of best educational games and fun worksheets for kids. The great news is that the team just released the long-awaited update #1 Math Games: Singapore Maths App for Kids in Preschool & Kindergarten - iOS version of the app.
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    Tuesday, May 10, 2016

    Review: InstaNatural Essential Oils

    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

    I was sent two of the three products featured below. A lemon essential oil, and peppermint essential oil from the brand InstaNatural. I was supposed to get Lavender, but I'm not sure why it didn't come. Either way, I can only review the two for you. 

    Before I had received these, I've not used essential oils. Of course, you see everyone and their mom (literally) pushing essential oils online. I decided to give this a go since it wasn't going to cost me an arm and a leg as those companies charge.  

    Friday, May 6, 2016

    Shop Mothers Day Gifts on Amazon - It's Not Too Late

    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

    Yes, Mothers Day is on Sunday, but maybe you still haven't bought mom anything. Don't worry, it's not too late. Check out Amazon's Mothers Day store and get it to mom ASAP!

    Shop Amazon - Mother's Day Store




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    Amazon Student with Free Two Day Shipping - Free 30 Day Trial

    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

    Do you have a child heading off to college this fall? Why not get them Amazon Prime Student. It has all the benefits of Prime such as two-day shipping, but you can also use it on textbooks and other school supplies and necessities. You'll get special deals and promos exclusively for students (something the rest of us Prime members don't get). It's also half the cost of a regular Prime memberships. So, get your graduate a great gift that they'll be able to take advantage of this fall and beyond while away at school.

    Join Amazon Student  FREE Two-Day Shipping for College Students


    * FREE two-day shipping on textbooks and tons of other stuff
    * Deals and promotions exclusively for Students
    * Borrow FREE Kindle Books & get unlimited instant streaming of movies & TV episodes when you join Amazon Prime for $49/year (50% off Prime)







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    Read Unlimited Books with Kindle Unlimited - Free 30 Day Trial

    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



    Have you heard of Amazon Kindle Unlimited? It allows you to have unlimited reading from over a million e-books. You can read on your Kindle, or on any device (tablet, phone, etc). It is well worth it. I have this subscription, and the price is a great price, I think at least. It's an easy way for you to read as many books as you like. 

    Join Amazon Kindle Unlimited 30-Day Free Trial







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    STARZ Free Trial With Your Amazon Prime Subscription

    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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    Add SHOWTIME To Your Amazon Prime

    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

    Join SHOWTIME Free Trial

    Bringing the Big Apple Home with al fresco - Enter to win an NYC Getaway!

    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

    I've never been to New York, but I imagine that walking down the street you'll smell a variety of yummy foods. Foods like delicious pizza, pasta from Italian eateries, hot dogs, fresh sandwiches at a deli, oh how I wish I could be there! But, I've not been, so I can only imagine. OR I can try my best at home (on the other side of the country in Arizona!). 

    At the bottom of this post, you can enter to win an all-expense paid weekend in NYC, get $1k spending money, plus a tour and private dinner prepared by Bon Appetit's Executive Chef in the Bon Appetit Kitchen!

    Thursday, May 5, 2016

    Signs It's Time To Get A Family Pet

    Have you been umming and ahhing for a while over the possibility of getting a family pet? In some cases, getting a family pet can be a wonderful idea. In others, it may be best to hold off a little longer. The novelty can sometimes wear off, and your family might not actually have a lifestyle that suits that of a pet. These signs will give you clues as to whether your family is ready.

    Your Child Feels Comfortable Around Animals

    Your child should feel comfortable around animals if you’re going to get a family pet. Some kids just don’t like strange animals period. You should pay attention to the way your child acts around certain animals to give you an idea of whether they’re ready or not.

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    Unique Ways To Remember A Beloved Pet

    When you lose a pet, it’s hard to imagine what the future is going to be like without them. Coping can be difficult. One popular way to cope with the loss of a pet is to find unique ways to remember them. Here are some ideas if you want to remember your pet in a special way:

    Get A Tattoo

    If you like tattoos, it might be a good idea to get a tattoo remembering your pet. You could get a portrait of them, their name, or something else that means something to you. Maybe a special date, or a sign that reminds you of them. You can be as abstract about it as you like as long as it means something to you! You don’t even have to get a large piece that everybody can see. Many people get something really small that means a lot to them.

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    Steps to Raising Well Balanced Children

    All parents want their children to be the best. We want them to be confident in themselves and happy in their skin. Being successful and brave are also great attributes we want our kids to have. We want them to be kind, honest and just a well-rounded person. It can be tricky to know what to do so that they can become the best person they can be.

    Illness can feature in their life, including the likes of mental illness. Your child may develop learning disabilities so you may need to parent differently than you would have thought. Some kids put far too much pressure on themselves too. All of these things can lead to stresses and things not going as you had planned. You can still instill certain things in your children as they grow, though. Here are some important things that you should make sure to teach your children.

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    Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    We're Potty Training.... Round 2

    Ahh, potty training... I've tried this song and dance with Bella before. Actually, maybe a little more than a year ago we bought her a potty. But here we are a year later, three potty's/potty seats later, still in Pull-Ups Training Pants. Ugh. So what's a mom to do? I've read all the Potty Training tips and tricks (and games) anyone has ever posted, and none seems to really work with us. I had really hoped that this time around it would be easier. I always heard it was way easier to potty train a girl. Yet, some of those people who said that only ever had girls. So how exactly would they know? My son took forever to potty train (he was like 4 years and 3 months before he was potty trained), so I had hoped that Bella would be easier.


    Here's our Potty Training arsenal. She has another potty seat in the upstairs bathroom, and a potty seat for the big potty downstairs (this potty pictured has a lid so it doubles as a footstool).

    Essential Tips To Take Care Of Your Family

    Taking care of your family should be a priority to you. Everybody wants peace of mind, and one way to do that is to make sure your family is well looked after. These essential tips will help you to make sure you’ve taken every step possible to look after your family. You can then relax and enjoy the quality time you have with them.

    Choose The Perfect Family Home

    Your family home may not be perfect when you first buy it. The key factor is that you can make it your own, and maybe even make changes later on down the line as your family changes and grows. By choosing the perfect family home, you’ll safeguard your family. Choosing one in a safe neighborhood with a low crime rate is important. Also making sure that it’s near a good school or two is a good idea, as you want the best education for your kids.

    Keep Your House Safe

    Although you may have chosen your family home in an ideal location, you still need to make an effort to keep your house safe. Make sure you have sturdy doors and windows, with locks that do the job properly. You’ll also want to make sure you have alarms and things that will alert you if there are any fires, leaks, or anything that could jeopardise the health of your family. If you have young children, you’ll want to make sure your home is properly childproofed.

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    Monday, May 2, 2016

    Printable Coupons

    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

    Here are some printable grocery coupons you can take advantage of. I know I don't post these often enough, but I'd like to start!

    Click HERE to go to a page that will allow you to print out coupons. For some reason it doesn't want to show up on my blog.

    Below are two coupons that are exclusive to Savings.  $2 off community coffee grounds or k-cups, and $1 off CleanPath foaming handsoap.







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    HP Savings and a Giveaway | #HPSpringGiveaway

    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

    Summer is coming, and it's a great time to get a head start on items your child will need for next school year. Whether it's to do homework at home or to take to college. With the HP Spring Giveaway, you can be one of the 8 winners who gets a $250 gift card to spend at HP! If it were me, I'd probably buy some accessories for my current HP laptop. They have flash drives, earbuds, even protective sleeves, backpacks, and speakers. All would be perfect for me.
    You can check out the accessories here. From there you can also find the laptops available as well as desktops HP has.

    For now, while you enter the giveaway, you can get 15% off all orders over $75 + free shipping by using promo code SAVINGSSAVE15. Restrictions may apply, see website for details. Expires 10/31/2016. Click the image below to enter the giveaway, and see more about this deal.

    $2,000 #HPSpringGiveaway




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