Tuesday Tip: Buy Gift Cards

I know it sounds tacky, but actually it is really a nice idea if you make it personal. It is also a great way to get more for your money. This week at the Kroger they are offering $10 off if you buy $100.00 in gift cards. There are also sites out there like PlasticJungle.com that you can bid on cards and get gift cards for less than their face value. Or you can trade your unwanted gift cards for gift cards you will actually use! I stock up this time of year. It helps me with my entertainment … [Read more...]

Holiday from the Heart: Toy Swap

Amee and I both belong to a local Mom's Club. One of the moms came up with a fabulous idea for her children's Christmas presents this year. This mom has organized a toy swap! So many people have little money to buy presents this year. Why not organize a toy swap? Young children do not know the difference between a new or used toy. Have each mom bring there unwanted, in good condition toys to a swap. Divide items into categories and then let everyone "shop"! My three year old will be getting a … [Read more...]

Snapfish & Rachel Ray: 50% off Photobooks

Snapfish has partnered with Rachel Ray! Until December 2nd, you can order a photo book and get 50% off using code RRBOOK. Even better, Snapfish will donate $1 for each photo book purchased (using the following link) to a food bank in the photo book makers state! As Seen on Rachael Ray. Save 50% on photo books and help Rachael feed the hungry. I have used Snapfish several times and I have liked everything I have ordered. Photo books are a great way to preserve the years memories and they make … [Read more...]

Black Friday Deals & Link Up

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  CVS Black Friday Deals HERE Rite Aid Black Friday Deals HERE Walgreens Black Friday Deals HERE There are so many stores offering discounts & deals for Black Friday. We have posted a few deals and we will update deals when we can. However, we are spending time with family too. In order to help you all find the deals, we are giving other bloggers the opportunity to link their deals to our site. Also, feel free to leave a comment of any hot deals you come across! Please link directly to … [Read more...]

Barnes & Noble: Black Friday Prices on DVDs 11/24-11/30

Barnes & Noblehas DVD's and Blu-ray up to 50% off from 11/24 until 11/30. PLUS, if you are a Barnes & Noble member, you will get free shipping on orders over $10. Free shipping for non-members can be achieved with a $25 or more order. King Fu Panda and Madagascar 2 are on sale for just $9.89, several Barbie movies are $8.99 and Land Before Time: Amazing Adventures is $5.34 (my 3 yr olds favorite!). There are also many adult and teen movies. [ad#adesnse text link] … [Read more...]

Holiday from the Heart: Gift Packaging

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Gift Packaging Ideas Oh how the hustle and bustle of the Holiday season has begun! I was out shopping yesterday and the parking lots were packed and so were the stores! As I was shopping, I was thinking of gift packaging ideas. I know many times gift bags are used as a simple solution to wrapping. Gift bags can be pricey though. Here are a few gift packaging ideas to use that will keep more money in your pockets! … [Read more...]

Red Robin: Buy $25 in Gift Cards, Get $5 in Bonus Bucks

Wow! I am surprised by all of the gift card offers this year...or maybe I never paid attention before. Anyways, Red Robin is offering $5 in Bonus Bucks for every $25 in gift cards you buy. If you are going to buy a gift card, you might as well get one for a place that you will earn some money back! [ad#adesnse text link] … [Read more...]

Just for the Joy of it: Forts & Popcorn

Well, it is an awful weather day here in central Virginia...thunder, lightning, heavy rain and even hail. My boys are definitely the outdoor type. So, indoor days are loooong and make for cranky boys (and mommy too!). Today we built a fort in our living room. A large blanket, clamps and chairs do the trick! It is amazing how a simple little fort can entertain little ones. I popped some popcorn and they were happy as can be! I was even invited to play in the fort! And if all else fails this … [Read more...]