Loveable Labels Address Labels (Giveaway) ends 4/21

Loveable Labels contacted me to see if I’d like to check out their new address labels.  Since I love personalized things, I jumped at the chance (we’ve had labels of many kinds, but they’ve all been kid-friendly or kid-related…maybe its time for Mama to have some??).
This is the style I chose: Fancy Nancy Green Labels.

I just loved the color, the font, the overall look when I saw them on the website.  I was even more pleased when they arrived and I’ve been able to use them (FYI that’s not my name nor address up there, in case anyone thinks it is), with zero tearing (I’ve had address labels that tear) and from what I’ve heard from mail that was sent with the labels on, no running in case of precipatation getting onto the label.  I’m all about making my own things but whenever I make labels they get wet and run and look a mess.  These just look really nice and really professional.  Definitely my favorite ones I’ve had to date!

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Facebook Like You Back

Welcome to Facebook Like-You-Back hosted by:

Kelly's Lucky You Kelly’s Lucky You Heavenly Mommy Heavenly Mommy Baby Cachet
 
Belly Charms This Mama Loves Her Bargains This Mama Loves Her Bargains Madame Deals Madame Deals

Are you looking for new Facebook pages to follow and new friends who like your page? Then join us!

  1. Add your Facebook page to the Linky below (you only have to add it to one and it will appear on all). Please link up directly to your Facebook page only. All other links will be deleted.
  2. Click on the Facebook link for the 6 hosts and “like” them on Facebook. Leave a comment on their wall and they will like-you-back.
  3. Like as many more Facebook pages as you want, leaving comments with links so they’ll know where to like-you-back.

The Facebook Page of the Week is A Latte’ with Ott, A! It takes the next spot on the Linky under the hosts and will get a shout out on each of the hosts’ Facebook pages! Next week’s page of the week will be drawn from all of the entries from this week’s hop.

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My Best Mother’s Day

My best Mother’s Day was kind of… nothing special.  It was  my birthday, and it was 2005, just before I had my Busy girl.  We’d just signed contracts to buy our current home and we actually had the home inspection the morning of Mother’s Day, and I remember feeling “grown up” because my dad called and we chatted, for what felt like the first time ever, adult to adult.  Not child to parent, but as adults.  The inspection felt like it went on forever but I was chatting with my mom and dad alternately and sharing plans and visions for the house, and the yard, for us to bring our baby home to.

After the inspection (inspector  wished me a Happy Mother’s Day) we left and headed to my inlaws for a cookout, after a quick stop for some snacks (the clerks at the register wished me a Happy Mother’s Day too!).  Nothing exciting, just a really nice day.  I know there was birthday cake, and I know I had some presents (please, no one tell Mr. Bargains I’ve 100% forgotten what he got me….) but the part that made the day the best was at home, going to bed, I found a card on my pillow addressed to me both my name, and “mommy” and inside there was a message that was short in words and spoke volumes about what my husband was feeling about our life changes with the new house and our first child on the way- and the way he signed it from him and from the baby…and how they both couldn’t wait to spend the next Mother’s Day with me, just made it all around awesome.  The contentment I felt and the excitement, was just great.  Always a day that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Now, almost 6 years later, that day has a different meaning and “best” award for a Mother’s Day.  My mom and I, we’d spent many, many years not getting along, and were finally reconnecting.  Our conversations that day on the phone, planning across 2 states what room would be the baby’s room, and where I’d put the glider, store diapers, etc…I realize now that was really and truly the day when my mom and I became friends and were no longer “just” a mother and a daughter.  I like to think that my mom loved that Mother’s Day as much as I always will, and realized the gift we’d given each other as we finally opened our hearts more and let the walls crumble.

Check out Tiny Prints Mother’s Day Cards – they offer Mother’s Day greeting cards for all sorts of moms – mom friends, moms, mothers-in-law… You want to tell her she’s doing a great job as a mom or thank her for being there for you? They have the card for it!

Tiny Prints provides simple, modern and unique stationery from Father’s Day Cards to personalized greeting cards to thank you cards, business cards, and even custom wedding invitations or photo birth announcements. Offering exclusive designs from the nation’s top designers, easy card personalization, a powerful preview engine and top-notch customer service and paper quality, their designs have been lauded by numerous television networks, publications and celebrities. With Tiny Prints by your side commemorating every holiday and momentous occasion is a cinch! They offer perfect party invitations for every occasion and memorable personalized photo-gifts like notebooks, photo books and calendars to commemorate the event.

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Tiny Prints through my partnership with Global Influence.  I will receive a gift certificate in exchange for my post but as always, opinions expressed within are my own.

Wanna win something?

Lots of fabulous giveaways going on right now. Here are some of my favorites! You can add your giveaway to the bottom linky. This linky is posted on blogs so LOTS of exposure for your giveaway. Have fun and lets win something!

Propel Gift Kits (1o Winners!)
VERA BRADLEY GIVEAWAY!
$25 Amazon Gift Card
Bare Minerals Skin Care Contest
$75 P&G Surprise pack
$30 Organic Dress
Contest FREE 8×10 Canvas Print
$100 in Jewelry Contest
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Kidorable Review and Giveaway ends 4/25

Can you believe that I have never purchased a pair of galoshes or a rain coat for my children?  That is, until my little one became mobile and I quickly learned that he is a “puddle jumper”.  Our first outdoor puddle jumping excursion ended in wet shoes, wet pants, wet diaper, wet coat, wet baby.   I quickly decided that it was time to look into some rain gear now that spring has arrived. [click to continue…]

Dollie & Me Review & Giveaway ends 4/19

My 5 year old is all about her baby doll, Maggie, and one of her favorite things is being able to match her baby doll.  Finding affordable options for her to match clothes and pajamas with her baby is both easy and fun thanks to companies like Dollie & Me!  Dollie & Me has all kinds of dresses, outfits, pajamas and even some dress up costume items for girls and their 18 inch dolls (although Maggie is a 15 inch doll and she fits just fine in the pajamas we received!).  They also have some expansion ahead this year with accessories, swimwear, toys and cosmetics.   Before I got this review set up, I didn’t even realize that Dollie & Me actually has their own line of adorable, kid friendly 18″ dolls who fit perfectly in their clothes!!  They are: Ava, Gabriella, and Rachel.

Dollie & Me® inspires creativity, imagination and play. It’s fun to look nice, especially twice!

For girls, Dollie & Me® provides endless hours of friendship, fashion and fun.

For parents, Dollie & Me® encourages learning, sharing and imagination through intelligent play.

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Little Tikes partners with Sea Turtle Conservancy

As if I didn’t already love the Little Tikes Sea Turtle, they are partnered with the Sea Turtle Conservancy!  Love it!! 

To celebrate the 33rd Anniversary of Little Tikes’ beloved Sea Turtle Sandbox, Little Tikes is partnering with the Sea Turtle Conservancy, the world’s oldest sea turtle research and conservation group. Together they will raise awareness about worldwide threats to sea turtles and encourage positive stewardship of ocean and coastal habitats.

The Sea Turtle Conservancy was founded fifty years ago to save sea turtles from imminent extinction through rigorous science-based conservation. The organization carries out worldwide programs to conserve and recover sea turtle populations through research, education, advocacy and protection of the natural habitats upon which they depend.

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Good Friends Just Click

 

 

Let’s be friends, link, click, and connect! No rules!

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Weekly Weigh In & Nutrisystem’s First-ever Celebrity Chef Culinary Council

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Well, I didn’t get to posting on Friday, although I did weigh in.  Up .2 lbs. Total lost: 21.3 lbs.  Not what I wanted to see, but my own doing.  No sense in dwelling.  Plus, Saturday I spent 6 hours in the car driving to and from a dear friend’s baby shower and there was this food there, and I ate some.  I had better choices than I would have but I wasn’t perfect, my friends.  We’ll see what THIS Friday’s reflection is from my weekend. 
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Kmart this week


Here are a few highlights for this weeks Kmart ad. To get the complete list of match-ups check Just Trying To Save Money.
***Special Note for Kmart***
Kmart has a Shop Your Way Rewards Member Loyalty Card that you will want to make sure you are signed up for. It is FREE and just like any other loyalty card you will receive coupons and special offers. You can sign up at Kmart!!

Looking for certain coupons? Just don’t have the time to cut coupons? Then you need to check out The Q Hunter. Purchase just the coupons your want, pre-cut and in your hands in just a few days!

Aussie, Pantene or Herbal Essences 1.9–14-oz Shampoo, Conditioner, Stylers or Treatments $3.33 each  
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