Giveaway: $25 E-Gift Card or $25 Paypal Cash – Winner’s Choice (Worldwide, Ends 9/15) #Spa4Ma


Welcome to the Spa for Ma Giveaway Hop hosted by Measuring Flower and Homemaking Hacks. This is a back-to-school hop... for MOMS! Whether you are shedding tears at the bus stop or dancing a jig, every Mom deserves some pampering after surviving the summer. If you are one of my regular readers, thank you!  I appreciate each and every one of the people who use Kelly’s Lucky You to find out about the newest, latest products (and … [Read more...]

Netflix Titles to Promote Kindness and Acceptance


It's back-to-school!  My daughter's school has a program called Character Counts.  I love hearing about what they learn.  One of the things they talk about is "filling someone's bucket".  When you say something good or nice to someone you add to their bucket.  When you say something hurtful or mean, you remove.  It so important to learn kindness and it's just as important as math and science! As you know, we are huge Netflix fans and this … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Beef Fajitas Recipe #MC #Sponsored

#BeefItsWhatsForDinner #BeefCheckOff #MC Beef Fajitas Recipe

With school back in session, days can be hectic!  After-school activities, homework, and bam! dinner time comes fast.  I wish I could say I prepared a week's worth of meals on Sunday and just pulled a delicious home cooked meal out of the fridge, but I'm just not that mom. A quick and easy meal for us is fajitas.  We love Mexican food and I especially like the spicy beef contrasted with the freshness of the salsa.   Here's the … [Read more...]

Hey, Moms! Easy Back-to-School Shopping. Make It Fun! #ZapposStyle #MC #Sponsored

#ZapposStyle #MC #Sponsored Faux Fur Boots

Is it fun to shop for back-to-school clothes for your kids?  Tell the truth....  Once my daughter became old enough to try on clothes in the store, the fun factor definitely went down.  Going into a dressing room with more than one outfit is a true exercise in patience.  Going to more than one store?  *sigh* It's tough!  And I only have one child!  I cannot even begin to imagine what it's like for moms that have more than one!  Ah, you have my … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Crystal Queen Prize Pack (US and Canada, Ends 9/6) 5 Benefits of Pretend Play


One of my favorite things to do with my daughter is to play "dress-up".  We put a special section in her play area for costumes that is like a small closet with it's own sturdy hang bar.  We also have always had a "costume bin" with hats, boas, wigs, and more.  When I was contacted by the company, Great Pretenders to do a post about the benefits of pretend play, I was excited to share my love of imaginative play.  They provided me with the … [Read more...]

RSVP for the #TrySamsClub TwitterChat – FREE* Exclusive Pass


RSVP for the #TrySamsClub TwitterChat - FREE* Exclusive Pass Do you love to save money?  You know we do and we’re excited to host a chat about our favorite ways to stretch the budget without sacrificing on quality, at Sam’s Club!  OnThursday, August 28 at 11am ET, please join us for the #TrySamsClub Twitter Chat! We’ll be chatting about our favorite Sam’s Club departments, special finds we’ve discovered and why life is better in the … [Read more...]

Try InnovAsian Cuisine’s Lemon Grass Kitchen Meals – High Value Coupon! #Sponsored #MC

InnovAsian Lemongrass Kitchen Red Curry Chicken Closeup

It's a rainy Thursday night and you don't want to go out to eat. Your budget and your tired feet are telling you to stay home.  Thai take-out food sounds good, but you just don't want to trudge through the rain and don't want to wait an hour because that's how long it will take to call, drive, pick-up, and drive again. I have a solution!  From InnovAsian, Lemon Grass Kitchen meals can be prepared in your microwave in under six minutes, or the … [Read more...]

Be Rewarded For Your healthy choices!! GET CONNECTED And Earn #BalanceRewards Automatically! #cbias

#cbias #Balance Rewards Health Monitoring Section in Store Text

Are you trying to walk a certain number of steps every day? Or are you a runner, trying to run a certain amount each week?   OR (I think this is most people!) are you trying to manage your weight? Did you know Walgreens will give you rewards (rewards you can use at Walgreens) for making these healthy choices?!  I know, how cool is that, right?  How, you ask?  Check it out! Q: What is Balance Rewards for healthy choices? A: Balance … [Read more...]

Review: Make Learning Fun With Tiggly Shapes – Ages 18 mos to 4 Yrs Old

Tiggly Box

How often do your kids play with your iPad or iPad mini?  If you are like our family, we entertain the kids with it fairly often.  Are you always on the lookout for games and activities for them?  I found a fun, educational app that helps teach shapes and fundamental geometry concepts.  It also improves language skills and helps develop motor skills, spatial thinking and creativity.  But kids won't even know that's happening as … [Read more...]

Guardians of the Galaxy Toys – Bring Home the Fun!


Are you in love with Guardians of the Galaxy? 96% positive audience reviews on Rotten Tomatoes!  This is a mega-hit!  If you've seen the movie, Guardians of the Galaxy and want to bring home the fun, head to Walmart.  You don't have to stop the excitement when you leave the theater.  Walmart is THE place to find "Guardian Gear" and give your children the toys to continue the fun they experienced at the movies.  Every child wants to be a hero and … [Read more...]

Back-to-School Checklist #AOA #DigitalEyeStrain #ReadyforSchool #MCC #Sponsored

Back to School Checklist

Back to School Checklist   School Supplies Backpack Fall Clothes/Uniforms New Shoes Carpool Health Physical Allergy Action Plan Medication Authorization Proof of Immunization Dentist Eye Exam Often a children's eye exam can fall to the end of a checklist and we run out of time with all the back-to-school things we have to get done.  But please don't forget or postpone this important item.  Just before my daughter … [Read more...]

Twitter Party Alert! #MyMarianos – 8/21 8:00 PM CT – Prizes: $350 in GCs!


RSVP for the #MyMarianos Twitter Party Twitter Party Alert! #MyMarianos – 8/21 8:00 PM CT – Prizes: $350 in GCs! Photo Credit:  White House Black Shutters Do you love a good Twitter Party?  You know we do and we’re excited to host a party to chat about things to do to celebrate the end of summer!  On Thursday, August 21st at 8:00 pm CT, please join us for the #MyMarianos Twitter Party where we’ll be discussing end-of-summer celebrations … [Read more...]

August Is The Time To Update Your Audio @BestBuy #AudioFest


When is the last time you updated your audio speakers in your home?   Are you like me and love filling your home with music?  If you haven't looked at speakers lately you will be amazed at what is available, both for quality and convenience features.   But where to find out about the latest and greatest quality and convenience features, you ask?  Best Buy is THE destination for audio.  You will not only find about the features … [Read more...]

Give A Child A Shot@Life Without It Costing A Penny #GiveaShot #shop #cbias

Walgreens-Shot@Life-Required vaccines-immunizations-Sign

I remember the first time my daughter had to get an immunization shot at the doctor's office.  It was traumatic for both of us.  I wish I had known about Walgreens back then.  Walgreens is a familiar place for her, we shop there all the time.  In fact, she loves going there - the combination of makeup (when you first walk in!), hair accessories, band-aids and toys creates her dream store. I went to Walgreens today to see what fun items  I … [Read more...]

Twitter Party Alert! #AfterSchoolSnacks – 8/12 1:00 PM ET – Prizes: $550 in GCs!

#AfterSchoolSnacks- Twitter-Party-8-12

RSVP for the #AfterSchoolSnacks Twitter Party Twitter Party Alert! #AfterSchoolSnacks – 8/12 1:00 PM ET – Prizes: $550 in GCs! Photo Credit:  Fancy Shanty Do you love a good Twitter Party?  You know we do and we’re excited to host a party about back-to-school!  On Tuesday, August 12th at 1:00 pm, please join us for the #AfterSchoolSnacks Twitter Party where we’ll be discussing back-to school traditions, strategies, snacks and giving you a … [Read more...]

Group Giveaway: Thompson’s WaterSeal Waterproofing Stain (US and Canada, Ends 8/14)

Thompson's WaterSeal Deck 1

Welcome to Its All About The Deck Even Sweepstakes Organized by Mom Powered Media and Purple Monster Coupons Hosted by: Enter Here Canada We love spending time outside on our deck.  It's one of the favorite places in our home.  My husband grills, my daughter plays, it's where we entertain, or just chill on a perfect summer day.  But a deck does need maintenance.  My husband is outside right now as I write this staining our deck.  What is he … [Read more...]