Two-buck Christmas Decor!

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I love crafts!  I always try to use thing I have around the house to create something new to add to my holiday decor!  I recently painted a table in my living room and I am trying to add accent colors around the room.  As I was visiting the dollar tree I came across these lovely Christmas tree ornaments. I immediately had a plan for removing my not so favorite pieces and making it into something that would fit my style and room decor!  This project is not only cheap but it is quick too!  Two of … [Read more...]

magicJack Giveaway


Do you still use a landline for your home telephone service? Are you or someone you know ready to make a change? There is a better way, and it's called magicJack. magicJackGO is a home phone replacement service that allows you to make free local and long distance phone calls. magicJack is part of this year's Holiday Gift Guide, and you can read Mommy Runs It's magicJackGO review to learn more about this awesome product. The updated magicJackGO device provides crystal-clear voice service … [Read more...]

Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral, FL


I received complimentary admission into Exploration Tower as part of my Tuckaway Shores getaway. All opinions are completely my own.  An iconic building in Port Canaveral is the new Exploration Tower built in 2013. This $23 million dollar building features 7 stories including an observation deck, various exhibits, an auditorium, cafe, gift shop and event space. The Exploration Tower was built to give cruise passengers a close place to visit and learn more about the history and culture of the … [Read more...]

Visit Omaha Tickets + $50 Gift Card Giveaway


  Omaha is one of my families favorite road trips to take. It is only about 3 1/2 hours away and there is so much fun for the whole family that it is the perfect destination for us. Since I work so closely with Visit Omaha they have offered an awesome prize pack to my readers! Get ready for this great prize:  4 Tickets to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium (  4 Tickets to Omaha Children’s Museum (  4 Tickets to Durham Museum … [Read more...]

Sew Cool Sewing Machine – One of Walmart’s Top 20 Toys

Sew Cool - Studio - Machine Small

I received a free toy plus compensation for this review, however, all opinions are completely my own. I didn't get my first sewing machine until I was 22 and graduating from college. Even then I didn't know how to use it. Luckily I had some friends that were willing to go slow and help me and plenty of blogs with tutorials got me through my beginning stages. I think my daughter is pretty lucky to be getting Spin Master's Sew Cool Sewing Machine ($29.99) at the age of 9. This threadless … [Read more...]

3 Months Netflix Streaming Giveaway


Celebrate VeggieTales in the House on Netflix! Are you a fan of the faith-based series, VeggieTales? Then I have exciting news for you! Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber and all their veggie friends venture off the countertop and into a bigger world for the very first time in VeggieTales In the House, which brings the beloved faith-based brand to their first ever Netflix original series debuting on November 26th. With important life lessons and inspirational messages built into each … [Read more...]

Christmas Wreath Giveaway


Fresh Wreaths from the Christmas Forest When it comes to Christmas decorations, I truly just love the look of fresh Christmas trees and wreaths. The sight and smell of Forest Fresh pine delights your senses at Christmas, creating a warmth and love in the air. This year, I chose to adorn my door with a wreath from The Christmas Forest. I had my sights set on one of these beautiful wreaths last Christmas season, but unfortunately, I had waited too long and they were sold out. Picked fresh from … [Read more...]

Green Bean Casserole w/Bacon + Free Holiday Meal Plan from eMeals


Time to start prepping your holiday feast. I know a lot of people have traditional dishes they like to serve. We sure do! But I'm also open to trying some new dishes. Who knows, if they are good they might become tradition. This Green Bean Casserole with Bacon looks and sounds amazing. This is on my Thanksgiving meal list! eMeals is now offering a FREE Holiday Meal Plan when you join during November and December. If you need a Paleo or Clean Eating Holiday Meal Plan they also have that … [Read more...]

Live Action ‘Cinderella’ Pictures + Trailer


I always think it is interesting when an animated film becomes live action. It seems there is always room for a different interpretation of the film when this happens. I sincerely hope, though, with Cinderella the story remains the same. I love the message of being yourself and evil doesn't win! I recently got some pictures and a trailer form the movie that I would love to share with you:       Aren't the costumes and gowns amazing. I seriously wouldn't … [Read more...]

Easy Ways to Save Money on Energy Bills {So You Can Splurge on FUN}


I'm all about finding easy ways to save money - especially on my energy bills. As the weather now turns from warm to cold it's time for a refresher on easy things I can do to save money on my energy bills. Since I have been refreshing my memory about it, I thought I better share what I learn with you as well. Upgrade to ENERGY STAR appliances. If your current appliances aren't ENERGY STAR labeled, then consider upgrading to energy-efficient appliances. Do your research beforehand. This catalog … [Read more...]

$100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway


Are you getting ready to shop? A lot? With the holidays here it seems like we are at the store almost everyday. We need items for our special meals, desserts, gifts and more! Spending seems more likely than saving right now, but it doesn't have to. This holiday season you can get paid when you shop online! TopCashBack offers the highest payouts out of all the other options out there. is the USA’s only full-commission-giving cashback and coupon codes portal and is completely … [Read more...]

National Travel Deals Giveaway – 6 Winners!


Traveling is my favorite thing to do, though it seems all the little pieces of vacations add up to being expensive. I'm really excited about this giveaway and how it can help you save money on your next vacation, PLUS there 6 winners! Read on...Who doesn't love to travel right? My family and I love to go on road trips to see family during the holidays, but putting all those miles on the car can be a drag, so we like to rent a car for our road trips! Finding a good rental company is essential to … [Read more...]

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex – Cape Canaveral, FL

Kennedy Space Center

I received free passes to visit the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. All opinions are completely my own. During my 4 days at Tuckaway Shores Resort we were treated to several local attractions on the Space Coast. When I found out we were going to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex I was super excited. It wasn't anywhere I had ever considered going before but once I saw the details of our visit I couldn't wait! The Kennedy Space Center is about an hour north of Tuckaway … [Read more...]

Tuckaway Shores Resort – Indiatlantic, FL


I was invited for a 3 night stay at Tuckaway Shores Resort and to explore the Space Coast of Florida. While I was there all my expenses were paid. All opinions are my own. When I say Florida what do you think of? It might be Walt Disney World, cruises, beaches, or maybe your friends or family that live there. Before my recent 4 day visit to Florida I would think of all those things too. However, now when I think of Florida I think of the Space Coast and Tuckaway Shores. 70 minutes … [Read more...]

Time to Stay Warm


I received free products for review purposes. All opinions are my own. It is so cold! I know there are colder places than Missouri, but this week has mostly featured single digits and with the wind chill a few negative numbers slipped in there. Besides the cold, I am the Mom of 3 which means there are constant crumbs on the floor. It's one of the law of physics, you know. Even after I sweep, crumbs magically appear. These 2 reasons are why I ALWAYS wear house shoes. Isotoner sent me a … [Read more...]