The New Samsung Galaxy S5 is Out! Earn $10 Extra on $50+ Trade-Ins at Gazelle… Ends 4/30

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is rumored to be a fan favorite with a faster camera, amazing screen, better battery (not to mention the cool heart rate monitor and fingerprint scanner) and a clear contender for your pocket in 2014. Considering an upgrade? What will you do with your old phone?

For only a few more days, Gazelle is giving an extra $10 on devices traded in valuing $50 or more. This deal comes at a perfect time since the latest upgrades scheduled for multiple smartphones (Galaxy S5, Sony Xperia Z2, LG G3, etc.) are hitting the market now. Gazelle offers trade-ins for everything from smartphones to laptops to tablets…. the list goes on, so go trade in something old and get some extra cash to buy something new. But you had better hurry, because this deal only lasts until April 30th!

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Reebok Boys 2-7 Dazzle Short ONLY $3.94 & FREE Shipping (over $35 or PRIME)


HURRY over to Amazon and grab these Reebok Boys 2-7 Dazzle Short while you can. They are still available in all sizes ( but this can change quickly)
Regularly $20 – available in Flame (shown above) or Black. Free Shipping for those with Prime accounts or with an order of $35 or more.


Johnson & Johnson HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® $55 in Coupons #Moms4JNJConsumer #sponsored


Summer is just around the corner and that mean your little jumping beans will be out and about trying new things and pushing the limits. I have 7 children and 5 of them are boys….. I am not surprised anymore with the things I see them try. I have seen them pulling each other on skates or skateboards by their bikes, I have seen them climb just about anything they can reach, I have seen them surround themselves around a bee hive trying to catch bees, I have even seen them try to balance on a basketball (surprisingly they did it well). But, with just as many times as they have impressed me and I have seen them succeed… I have also seen them fail. Bumps and bruises, scrapes and cuts are sometime an everyday occurrence when you are a mother of kids.  When this happens you better be prepared. Too many times I have had to do the walk of shame to my neighbors house asking for a bandage, until one day they showed up with a big box of supplies joking, “maybe this will last you a week”. I was so embarrassed and vowed that I will always stay up on my supply of creams, bandages, gauze and tape… especially the butterfly Band-aids.



To have my extensive  supply and stay true to my frugal ways, I look forward to this time of year when the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® program is offering amazing printable coupons, tips & tools and so much more for all the products you and your family love. You can save over $55 by visiting in April and signing up for HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® coupons and offers.

Here are just a few of the amazing coupons you will find:

Save $1.00 on any JOHNSON’S® Baby Intense Moisture Cream
Save $1.00 on any LUBRIDERM® product (6oz or larger)
Save $1.00 on any (1) CLEAN & CLEAR® product (excludes trial and travel sizes)
Save $1.00 on any (1) NEUTROGENA® Sun product (exclude trial size)
Save $1.00 on any (1) LISTERINE® SMART RINSE Anti-cavity Mouthwash, 500 ml
Save $1.00 on any (1) REACH® Total Care Floss, or REACH® Gentle Gum Care Floss, or REACH® Dentotape® or REACH® Access® Flosser
Save $2.00 on any (3) NEOSPORIN®, BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive bandages or JOHNSON and JOHNSON RED CROSS® Brand products (excludes all trial and travel sizes, First Aid Kits, 10 ct Band-Aid Brand Adhesive Bandages, and On-the-Go First Aid Kits. Must buy (2) different brand products to qualify for this offer along with a third product)

Make sure you print out your coupons and keep them with you at all times. Many stores like Target, Walgreens, CVS, and Rite Aid have deals and sales that go hand and hand with these coupons to make a mind blowing deal.

Disclosure: This post is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them.

How to Add & Sell a Pattern on Craftsy

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In addition to wonderful online courses and craft supplies, Craftsy also has an independent online pattern store that lets anyone upload and sell downloadable e-patterns with no fee!
How do you add a pattern to Craftsy and start your pattern store? It’s easy!

1. Make sure you have a Paypal account. All pattern transactions happen through Paypal, and Craftsy requires that you have a Student, Premier, or Business account in order to sell patterns.

2. Put your pattern in .pdf format. You can’t upload any patterns to the online pattern store unless they’re a .pdf file format, so if they’re currently saved as a Word doc, .jpg, or other file format, you must convert it to a .pdf before you upload it to Craftsy.

3. Include a photo. All patterns must have at least one photo to accompany them, but you can add up to five photos. Colorful, interesting photos tend to work the best for catching our members’ eyes!

4. Fill out the pattern description. We will ask you some basic questions around your pattern making it easier for Craftsy folk to find your pattern and know what your pattern is for. Make sure you have info about your pattern handy for this step.
For more information on how to sell a pattern through Craftsy, or to get started, visit Craftsy today!

Make a Book About Your Favorite Person and You Could Win $2,500 from Blurb

Make a Book About Your Favorite Person and You Could Win $2,500 from Blurb
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Did you know that Blurb might give you $2,500 to read
about your favorite person? All you have to do is make a book about a loved one
filled with all sorts of kind words, creativity and insight, and if selected,
you could win the grand prize! For every book you make (there are seven
different categories, so seven different chances to win) you will receive a 30%
discount on the printed product. Go to Blurb to check out the details of the contest to see what the
categories are and when the entries are due
. The 30% discount on My
Favorite books will be applied at checkout when you use the promo code:
MYFAVORITE. (And, even if you don’t enter, you can still get 30% off on all My
Favorite books or save 15% on all printed orders through April 30th!)

Not sure what to write about? Take a look at what some of the people at Blurb say about their favorite people.


General Mills- Book in a Box


Right now General Mills is offering 6 bilingual books in select boxes of cereal.

I love when they offer this promotion because not only do my children get excited about reading but I actually get a quality item for free in my children’s cereal that is useful!!!

Hurry and collect your books while they are still available because this is only available for a limited time.

Help Seventh Generation with the Toxic Substances Control Act #FightToxins

Disclosure: This a sponsored post, all ideas are my own and I support this cause


As a Mother of 7 I have increasingly become more aware of everything that effects me an my children. I personally went though these phases.

  • I’m young, a new mother, out of the house and enjoyed convenience… a certain freedom of I can do and get what I want. I bought prepackaged food like Poptarts, and chewy bars thinking ” I am giving my kids a fun treat”
  • Then a few years ago, there was a lot of media coverage with chemicals on and in food, foreign objects in fast food, treated meat, lead on outlet wires, even chemicals on our coffee lids that leaks when they got hot. I kinda went extreme…. no fast food, no imported food, farmers markets, only organic everything…. I even bought and raised  my own chickens.
  • Now in present time, I am smarter, I have found a good balance, I look at labels, I still try to eat local and organic as much as possible but I am not going to let it scare me…. I’m going to do something about it!!!!

We should not have to run and hide or worry about what are children are touching and putting in their mouth. We as a united front need to demand that our world is a safe place for all. Did you know that things we would never imagine have untested chemicals in them…… untested!!!!!! Things like cups, our bed sheets, carpet, clothing, laundry soap. We have no idea of the effects these un-natural chemicals may have. I think many forget that our skin is our largest organ and that everything our skin comes in contact with can have a reaction.

We all wonder why there is such an increase in Cancer, birth defects, Alzheimer’s, learning disabilities, asthma, and various reproductive problems, it is proven that chemical toxins from everything around us have a huge part to play.

“85,000 synthetic chemicals introduced into the market since the Toxic Substances Control Act was passed in 1976,the EPA has required testing on less than 10%”

One way you can start TODAY to clear toxins from your own home is to use Seventh Generation products. They vow to ONLY use all natural ingredients and material for the air, surfaces, fabrics, pets and people within your home, this includes household and cleaning products, like dish soap, laundry detergent, diapers, wipes and even toilet paper.  


I am encouraging you to help today by signing and sharing this  petition. If we take the right steps, our children will all live a cleaner, and toxin-free life. Seventh Generation is working hard for us on a reform on TSCA which would have all of these chemicals studied and evaluated ,and taking these concerns to congress…. if we get 100,000 signatures before April 30th 2014. The signatures will strengthen the movement behind chemical reform, and will encourage decision-makers to change the necessary laws.

Please Join in this movement!!!! 


Night-time at our House with GoodNites® #GNLightsOut and AD

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of GoodNites®.


GoodNites® Bed Mats have allowed me to change my nightly routine to hopefully help tweak my situation. I had started a very bad habit by letting my children go to be at night with a glass of water. They didn’t feel their night time routine was complete without it…. big mistake right. Now, most of my children were able to handle that just fine by either sleeping through the night or waking up and going to the restroom with no problem or assistance. One of my children however has struggled a bit. One way that I had tried to combat this was to wake them up in the middle of the night before I turned in for good. They were such a deep, deep, sleeper that I can see why it would be hard for them to wake themselves up to use the restroom, however I worried and wondered if I was hindering the situation by “training” their body to go at that time of the night, whether I was there to help or not. As parents we want to do the right thing all the time but it is all trial and error…. no child is going to be the same and what worked for one may not work for the other at all.

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(Our gift set for a better and drier night sleep- GoodNites® Bed Mats, a blankie, and soothing sounds)


With the NEW GoodNites® Bed Mats I am taking a new personal approach, I have tried to do the classic cutting down on night time drinks without it being obvious, and I am using the new  GoodNites® Bed Mats and letting nature take it’s course. I have decided to not to wake my child up in the middle of the night and see how it goes. So far we are in week 1 and I have used 2 Bed Mats. The Mats adhered to the sheet with ease, after day 5 there was no peeling, bunching or tearing and when there was an accident it was easily removed without making a big deal about the situation, keeping their confidence up.


Don’t forget to sign up for the Better Nights Sweepstakes! There you can win a  three-month supply of Bed Mats and a series of gift cards totaling $5,000 to reward their child with a complete bedroom set. All you need to do is go to the GoodNites® Facebook page to learn how to enter and view the official rules -Sweepstakes ends April 14

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Help Support the American Red Cross With IfOnly

IfOnly Bid to win amazing experiences benefitting the Red Cross. View Now

Starting on April 1 IfOnly has partnered up with the American Red Cross in California to bring awareness and raise funds for Earthquake preparedness. This is a great opportunity to not only get a once in a life time experience at a price that even I find reasonable but you will feel good about your support that you are providing to such an amazing cause that we may all benefit from sometime in our life. Hurry an secure your dream experience and make a difference with the American Red Cross today, as many go very fast!!!


Mabel’s Labels Camp Combo



The season for summer camp preparation has begun! By now you’re already scrambling to sign your kids up, and soon you’ll be sorting through the piles of sunscreen, swimsuits and sneakers. Make their lives a little more organized (and yours a little easier) by picking up some Limited Edition Camp Combo Packs from Mabel’s Labels . These UV resistant, waterproof labels and tags are designed for kid camp equipment — clothing, toiletries, swim gear, backpacks and more — and ready to take a summer beating. To complete the outfit of adventure, receive 20% off of an insulated water bottle from Eco Vessel with your Limited Edition Camp Combo Pack purchase.
Let Mabel’s Labels help you to get them sorted, tagged and prepped for a summer they won’t soon forget. Plus, save $2 with early bird pricing now through April 30th! Happy Camping!

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