Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids

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Here are some easy and FRUGAL Halloween costume ideas using mostly items you probably have laying around the house. This post is geared for kids, but many of these ideas would work for adults as well (good thing, because I just learned I am supposed to dress up for the kindergarten Halloween parade. WHAT??).   Update for 2014: Here are even MORE Last Minute DIY Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids from my segment on Fox … [Read more...]

Amazon Toy Deal : K’Nex 4 Wheel Drive Truck Set only $10.41!

Amazon Toy Deal

Hot Amazon Toy Deal! K'NEX Classics 4 Wheel Drive Truck for $10.41, down from $24.99!  That's 58% off! Includes 313 durable, colorful plastic K'NEX pieces Working lights and 4-wheel steering functions Combine with K'NEX Transport Chopper Building Set for an awesome combo build! Colorful step-by-step instructions to build 3 different models Recommended for builders ages 7+ I love K'Nex for my kids because it is one of the few toys … [Read more...]

Freshana makes it EASY and Convenient to Go Green in my Cleaning Routine

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It's no secret I've been using and promoting my homemade DIY green cleaners for years. I do think household cleaners are an important and relatively easy area in which to go green. In the space of the a month, though, I have moved, taken on not one but two new jobs, and frankly, I haven't had the time or inclination to make my own cleaners.  Let's face it - something HAS to give. I was approached by the folks at Freshana 100% Organic Household … [Read more...]

Amazon Gift Card Giveaway! Win a $100 Amazon Gift Card! #Giveaway

Makobi Scribe is bringing you this Amazon G+/YouTiube blast where one lucky reader will win a $100 Amazon gift card. The giveaway is open to everyone and provided by Makobi Scribe. Good Luck! If you are a blogger, you can sign up for this blast here. Entry-Form … [Read more...]

Win a $100 Amazon Gift Card!! #Giveaway

Makobi Scribe is bringing you this Amazon Twitter blast where one lucky reader will win a $100 Amazon gift card. The giveaway is open to everyone and provided by Makobi Scribe. Good Luck! If you are a blogger, you can sign up for this blast here. Entry-Form … [Read more...]

Happy Family Organic Baby & Toddler Snacks Giveaway! | #Giveaway #Organic

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I've been partnering with Happy Family for over a year now, and I really admire their commitment to creating organic snacks for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers!  Just for fun, I'm giving away a Happy Family Baby & Toddler Snacks Prize Package! This Happy Family Organic Prize Package Includes: Happy Family Insulated Lunch Tote Happy Baby Book  Super Baby Food Book Rice Baby Cereal Oatmeal Baby Cereal Green Puffs Apple … [Read more...]

Frozen: Anna & Elsa Dresses as low as $15.99

Looking for deals on Anna and Elsa dresses from Frozen? The cheapest I have seen either of these costumes/dress-up in stores has been $25, so these are both great deals! Head over to Amazon and get the Disney Frozen Enchanting Dress - Anna for $18.92.   Or, get an even better deal on the Disney Frozen Enchanting Dress - Elsa, 4-6X size 4-6X which is only $15.99! Description: Elsa costume has a multi layer skirt with … [Read more...]

4 Things That Won’t Happen at ShiftCon Social Media Conference |#shiftcon

Last week I attended the Shiftcon Social Media Eco Wellness Conference. To say that it was life-changing does not overstate the impact of this first-time conference. Here are the things that WON'T happen at ShiftCon: 1. You won't worry about GMOs in your food. Well, you will, but not the food served at ShiftCon. Founders Leah and Mark Segedie meticulously trained every member of the hotel staff in how to serve the carefully sourced organic, … [Read more...]

Cold Remedies for Kids: A Spoonful of Dr. Cocoa helps the Medicine Go down! |#DrCocoaReliefWithASmile

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 This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links. However, all opinions, text and experiences are my own. I knew I was lucky with my first child. Whenever Mason needed to take medication (which between asthma and recurrent high fevers, was often), he would take it easily and quickly without a peep. And then my daughter Emma was born. She started out taking her meds just fine. Until last year when she turned … [Read more...]

Applegate Farms New Halftimes Make it Easy to Make Healthy Lunches! #Giveaway

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This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield. All opinions are my own. A recent survey found that 88% of parents thought pre-packed lunch kits were convenient, but 79% of those parents were concerned about the nitrates, preservatives and artificial ingredients in those kits.  I know I have never personally purchased a pre-made lunch kit precisely because of those health concerns.   When I learned that Applegate Farms was creating an … [Read more...]

Top 10 Free Kindle Books – 10/1/14

Daily Free Kindle Books

Do you know the 5 secret ways to get free kindle books? Here are the best Free Kindle Books that are available today: Lovestruck in London Healthy Chocolate Recipes One Day The Invitations Will Stop Arriving The True Princess The Trainstop Nefarious Doings Healthy Soup Recipes Butterfly World Declutter: 30 Simple Habits Nine Months Abroad Want more Kindle deals? Check out all the Kindle Daily Deals and this month’s … [Read more...]

Frozen-Inspired Elsa Dress: For Halloween or Dress-Up!

Frozen Deal

The Pettigirl Girl's Dress Snowflakes Children Cosplay Costume 3-7 Years is only $13.80 with free shipping today! This would be a great option for a child who LOVES Elsa from Frozen. Halloween is coming up, and I know a LOT of little girls who want to be Anna or Elsa. I've seen "official" Elsa costumes at Target for about $24.99, so this is a great deal! Do you have a gift closet? I wrote a whole post about Why Starting a Gift Closet Can Save … [Read more...]

I’m headed to ShiftCon! #ShiftHappens

You may have noticed that I have been posting more sporadically recently. There have been a lot of exciting changes happening for me, both on the blog and personally. However, this weekend, I'm headed to ShiftCon -- the very first social media conference focused on wellness, health, and the environment. I can't wait to network with brands that I already use and love, like Earth Mama Angel Baby and Stonyfield Farms.  In addition, all the … [Read more...]

How Appliances from Best Buy Make Holiday Prep a Breeze | @BestBuy #holidayprep #spon

BEst Buy Holiday

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. I know, I know. It's not time to even think holidays yet. Well, in 1 month, maybe. But I don't care. I love baking during the holidays, because it gives me an excuse to make all the family favorites that are too time-consuming to create during the rest of the year. Yes, the holidays are hectic, not … [Read more...]

Homeschooling Books to Download – All under $5!

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Do you know the 5 secret ways to get free kindle books? Here are the best Homeschooling Kindle Books that are available today: Ready...Set...Read!!!: for Beginning Readers, Part 5  - Free -Our WORST Homeschool Mistakes (and how YOU can avoid them!) (Easy Homeschooling Book 1) - $2.99 Born To Learn: Unschooling In the New Paradigm - $2.99 50 Things to Know About Getting Started with Homeschool: Simple Tips for Any Family - … [Read more...]