Giveaway: $50 GC to Tiny Prints! Ends 5/29, US

When I received an email about posting a giveaway to my readers from Tiny Prints, I was very excited!  Tiny Prints is one of my favorite sources for printed cards, stationery, and more.  I am receiving the same gift card prize as a reader, but that does not enhance my already high opinion of them.  I have been a Tiny Prints satisfied customer for many years. Did you know Tiny Prints is the premium online store for birth announcements?  I … [Read more...]

The Real Cost of Medical Issues or Accidents

Sponsored Post: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Aflac. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. Have you suffered from a serious illness recently or had a broken bone?  If you have, you probably know all about the unexpected costs.  But if like me, you've been fortunate not to have had anything recently, you may be quite surprised! We think if we have insurance, we don't have to … [Read more...]

Twitter Party Alert! #MyMarianos 5/22 Noon ET – $500 GC Prizes! RSVP Here!

My favorite thing to do in social media is host twitter parties, because I can chat with so many people about new products that make you feel lucky to have found them!  Sometimes it's something that solves a problem, sometimes it saves you money, but it's always something that make you say, "Wow, I'm lucky I heard about that!" I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community and lucky to be paid for doing something I love by … [Read more...]

Three Minute Lunch or After School Snack Your Kids Will Love #ChickenFryTime

"What do you do all day while your daughter's in school?" Disclosure of Material Connection:  I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias®  and Tyson #cbias #SocialFabric #ChickenFryTime If you're a stay-at-home mom like me, you've probably been asked that question or a variation of it.  The first time I heard it, I was all, "um, … [Read more...]

Ready to #PackMoreFun at #DisneySMMoms!

Just a few more days, Rosie and I will be headed to Walt Disney World for the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration.  Squeeeee!  We are uber-excited.  If you haven't heard of it, every year, Disney invites a group of bloggers to come experience the wonders of the parks and learn more about what make it such an amazing destination for families.  It's an incredible three days, and I am blessed and grateful to be able to attend. If you haven't … [Read more...]

You Could Win a $100 Kmart Gift Card at ShopYourWay!

Disclosure of Material Connection:  This is a sponsored post. I am a Kmart blogger, though all opinions are my own. It is so cold in Chicago tonight, I'm humming "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas".  But instead I'm changing the words to "I'm Dreaming of $100 to spend at Kmart"!  Because it is going to be spring (if I say that enough times, I'll convince myself).  And spring means time to take the bare deck and create a summer haven.  Our deck … [Read more...]

Build-A-Bear Workshop Newly Imagined Store! Opening 5/3 in Orland Park, IL!

At one of the Disney Social Media Moms Celebrations, I was fortunate to listen to an amazing speaker that truly touched my heart, Maxine Clark. Maxine is the founder and chief executive bear of Build-A-Bear Workshop. She told the story of how she started Build-A-Bear Workshop and what it has meant to so many children over the years. One of those children is my daughter. Build-A-Bear Workshop is a special treat for her and continues to delight … [Read more...]

Only 4 Days Left to Win $100 in ShopYourWay Rewards from Sears! What Would You Buy?

Disclosure of Material Connection:  This is a sponsored post.  I am a Sears blogger, though all opinions are my own. ....dreamy music... What would you do with $100 to spend at Sears? ...dreamy music... Sears has everything! We could just go crazy, couldn't we?  When I win something, it's like "extra" money and I tend to use it for something special.  Yes, sometimes the budget is tight and prizes have to go for groceries or fertilizer.  But … [Read more...]

Werther’s Original Sugar Free Candy! Coupon Giveaway!

What do you think of when you hear "Werther's Caramels"? I think of sweet rich comfort treat cozy But, if you are diabetic like some members of my husband's family, you have to limit the amount of sugar that you have every day.  And sugar free candy?  Well, let's just say that it doesn't always taste the same.  But Werther's has come out with a delicious line of sugar free, true caramel candy.  There are four delicious flavors:  Classic … [Read more...]

Twitter Party Alert! #FamilyMobileSaves 5/8 Noon ET – (5)$100 Walmart GC Prizes! RSVP Here!

Join me Wednesday, May 8th for a twitter party sponsored by Walmart Family Mobile! Who to follow: @KellysLuckyYou (host) and @lomargie (cohost) Where: #FamilyMobileSaves Custom Tweet Grid: When: Wednesday, May 8th  12-1 PM ET Why: Chat about saving money on your family's phone service Prizes: FIVE $100 Walmart Gift Cards! A total of $500 in Walmart GC prizes! Help spread the word! Here's a sample tweet or … [Read more...]

Giveaway from the Holiday Gift Guide – for Kids: Hallmark Prize Pack with Jingle the Husky Pup Interactive Story Book and Story Buddy/Rapunzel Keepsake Ornament

Story time is not just for reading anymore. Hallmark is bringing stories to life in a whole new way. With Christmas coming up, my two year old daughter Katherine, has decided that she wants a real puppy all wrapped up waiting for her under the tree.  Well that’s not going to happen!  As cute as she is while giving me the “look” know THAT look... the look that all little girls give you when asking for something, they know they are most … [Read more...]

Giveaway from the Holiday Gift Guide – Stocking Stuffer: Air Picks! Rock Out, No Strings Attached!

    What is an Air Pick ? Air Pick is an electronic guitar pick. As you move it, it will play - in sequence - the notes to some of the great rock guitar riffs.  If you 'strum' the air pick slowly, the chords will play slowly. If you move the air pick quickly the sound will speed up. So, recently my 8 year old son has decided that he is going to be the next Jimi Hendrix or BB King  and has me buying all of these air … [Read more...]

Review and Giveaway: Nano Block Tree Frog

This review is written by my beautiful cousin, Jaime, who is going to be a guest reviewer at Jaime is one of the stars in my life that make me feel very lucky indeed. Create 3D works of art with nanoblock!I've decided that this is a great stocking stuffer for kids or the young adult frog lover. If you like building block sets, you'll love these. Made by the Ohio Art Company, it's a bit challenging, but good family fun. It's … [Read more...]

Three Cheers for Cheery the Frog!

This review is written by my beautiful cousin, Jaime, who is going to be a guest reviewer at Jaime is one of the stars in my life that make me feel very lucky indeed. Cheery The true adventures of a Chiricahua Leopard Frog How many of you try to save the world every day a little bit at a time? Maybe you find yourself doing it in your own little personal way like cutting the plastic rings from your soda before tossing … [Read more...]

Giveaway and Review: Chicken Soup for the Soul, Inspiration for the Young at Heart

This review is written by my beautiful cousin, Jaime, who is going to be a guest reviewer at Jaime is one of the stars in my life that make me feel very lucky indeed. "The other day a man asked me what I thought was the best time of life. Why, I answered without a thought, now." ~ Mitchell Kyd Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for the Young at Heart 101 Stories of Inspiration, Humor, and Wisdom about Life at … [Read more...]

$3,000 in Prizes at Simply Stacie’s Leap Out of Your Box Challenge

Simply Stacie, Family Sanity Reviews and Little Yaya's are introducing the Leap Out of Your Box Challenge!! This challenge is designed to bring you out of your comfort zone and make a huge change in your life. If you are feeling “stuck or stagnant” in any area of your life, now is the time to take 30 days to make a really big change. It will be worth it when you see the prizes, because they are designed to help you continue the process of … [Read more...]