Family Dollar this week

Here are a few highlights for this weeks Family Dollar ad.To get the complete
list of match-ups, check out Just
Trying To Save Money.

9 Lives Cat Food 3.15 – 3.5lb bag $3.75 each
-$1/1 9 Lives Dry Cat Food, exp. 7-16-11 (SS 05/15/11)

=$2.75 each after coupon

All Laundry Detergent 28 – 32 loads $4 each
-$1/1 All Laundry Detergent printable
or use- $1/1 All Laundry Detergent, exp. 5-22-11 (RP 04/10/11)

=$3 each after coupon

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Yala Designs



Don’t you just love supporting a family run company that is also environmentally friendly?  Yala has a unique story and a unique perspective.  Yala Designs was originally started by a family of two English teachers who were living in China with their young daughter.  Their first product was actually made out of necessity while travelling.  They stitched together two sheets to make a “dream sack” for sleeping in.  They remain a family operated business to this day.

Yala carries beautiful items for baby/children, women, men, travel and accessories.  They are a strictly sustainable company that practices fair trade with their partners in China.  They have partnered with Green Shipping to make their shipments carbon neutral.  They even dye their products using low impact dye.  Yala designs is also committed to supporting many national, international and local organizations.

Yala’s fabrics are made from bamboo which is organically grown in sustainably managed forests.  The fabric itself is made from viscose from bamboo.  I have never previously owned any products made with bamboo and I was really surprised by the luxurious feel of this fabric.  It is incredibly soft and smooth against the skin, unlike any other fabric I have experienced.  The fabric is lightweight enough that it would be perfect for cool or warm weather.  I can’t wait to put my new baby in this lovely garment.  Now that I know what a quality product this is, I am must dying to  try out one of their women’s nightgowns.  I can imagine that this would be the most comfortable fabric for sleeping!

I tried out the Bamboo Dreams long sleeve onesie in a navy and neutral stripe.  I love the simple design and delicious fabric of this garment.  This is one of those pieces you know will last wash after wash without pilling or shrinkage and can easily be handed down to another child.  I love when I can reuse baby clothing!  They carry a variety of cute children’s items, like his adorable Two Knot Hat and short sleeve lap shirts in gorgeous colors.

Follow Yala on Facebook for sales and giveaways!  Try them out the next time you are looking for a really special piece for your baby.

I received a sample of this product to facilitate my review.  Opinions expressed within are my own.

Tummy Tankz Review and Giveaway Ends 5/28/11

I’ve tried every belly band there is and I always find one problem. They either ride up or ride down, completely defeating the entire purpose of the band. The people at Tummy Tankz finally got it right! This band is extra long so you never feel exposed. It can even be used as a tube top after baby, or underneath clothes for easy and discreet nursing access. How cute does that model look in the tube top? [click to continue…]

ShooShoos USA

My oldest nephew is getting married this September, and all three of my kdis are in the wedding.  This means they need to be properly decked out as a ring bearer and flower girls- including footwear.  I’m particular about the shoes my kids wear, and really try to keep them in quality leather with a nice flexible sole as long as possible when they are toddlers.  I have heard such good things about ShooShoos USA for so long – known for their style, construction and smiley faced flexible soles- that they were one of the first places I looked to when starting to search for shoes for Baby B to wear at the wedding.  ShooShoos USA offers shoes for boys and girls up to age 2 1/2.

 I found the most darling little White/Silver Ballet Smiley shoes and knew I had to have them for my girl!  I love that there are no laces for her to trip over or untie, and the elastic around the back of the shoe allows for a more snug fit.  They just hug her little ankle and allow her little feet to move as they want to.

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We went on a TOP SECRET shopping mission to Target today #xtremeschoolglue #gluenglitter

We received an envelope marked CONFIDENTIAL and TOP SECRET earlier this week. After giggling at the idea of my kids and me being anything but conspicuous at the store, or anywhere, we opened the package to check out the new, top secret product we’d be using to make a craft from the folks at Elmer’s. Having been armed with our top secret craft necessity, we headed (a few days delayed due to me being stuck in bed for 2 days with a nasty bout of bronchitis) to Target this morning to peruse the “crafts” area of the store and to check out the product there.

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LOFT’s Summer Style Event starts May 14 with 2 Sweepstakes!!

May 14th marks the start of LOFT’s Summer Style Event in stores where you can enjoy 30% off your entire purchase all day while you find your summer vacation style with all LOFT’s new arrivals. As special thanks for attending, you’ll also receive an exclusive invitation in store for a chance to instantly win one of FIVE $1,000 gift cards by ‘LIKING’ LOFT on Facebook @!  Consider yourself officially invited…

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Chives Recall @ Stop & Shop

Following notification from its supplier, Goodness Gardens, Inc. of New Hampton, NY, The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company, LLC has removed from stores Chives Lot #0201111 because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The following product, with Lot # 0201111, is affected by this recall:

Goodness Garden Chives, .25 oz., UPC 0-2198520005-6

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Restaurant Round Up

Going out to eat this weekend? Make sure to take these restaurant coupons that The Coupon Challenge finds so you can dine out for less:
Regal Cinema: Get a $ Small Drink or $1 Small Popcorn on Facebook, expires 05/15

Einstein Bros Bagels: Get a FREE fresh-baked treat with any beverage purchase on Facebook from 2pm until closing, expires 05/08

Baskin Robbins: B1G1 Free Cone on Facebook, expires 05/15

Baskin Robbins: Save $3 off any $15 Cake Purchase on Facebook, expires 05/15

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Glamourmom Nursing Tank Review


I’m sure you’ve all seen advertisements for Glamourmom products in magazines, but have you tried them out yet? They’re fantastic! I love the colors (I chose lavender frost) and the design. The nursing clasps are secure wash after wash and are extremely easy to latch and unlatch with one hand. I also love that this nursing tank doesn’t look like a nursing tank. You could easily wear this tank alone and no one would be the wiser. I chose the extra long style because I think there is nothing worse than a too short shirt. The extra long style is the perfect length and hits right at the thigh. I found that the sizing runs slightly large. If you are between two sizes, I would take the smaller size.

I love a nursing tank that has a built in bra. Usually they have only a shelf bra, but I find that the Glamourmom tank has slightly more support, as it is reinforced around the nursing cutouts. If you add a couple of nursing pads, you should have no problem wearing this tank out alone or layered. This will be very convenient, especially in the hot summer months when you are looking for cool, comfortable clothing options while nursing. I don’t always want to wear multiple layers, but don’t want to feel exposed either.
Check out Glamourmom for nursingwear. They have developed quality nursing clothing that in mom approved! When you are nursing a small child, the last thing you want to spend the day doing is researching clothing options.  Glamourmom take the guesswork out of nursingwear.  I promise, you will not be disappointed in this tank!
Not only does Glamourmom sell their famous nursing tank, but they also offer a variety of nursing bras, nursing and maternity tops, loungewear, dresses and swimwear.  Check out their website at and follow them on Facebook.  You deal seekers out there are going to want to check out Glamourmom® Outlet. This is the only place where Glamourmom® products are always exclusively offered at 30-70% OFF the original prices!  The Outlet tab is located at the top of the home page.  No sign up or hassle, just take a look and start enjoying the sales!

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