Monday, November 28, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide:: Free cards from VistaPrint!

20 Holiday Cards for $7 Shipped! This holiday season Vistaprint is making it easy and affordable for you to send warm wishes to all your family and friends. That’s because they’re offering 20 holiday cards for only $7 shipped! You can choose from hundreds of designs and customize to make them uniquely your own. It’s the very best way to personalize your greetings for the most important people in your life. You’ll receive them within 7 days so you will have plenty of time to address and mail your cards before the holidays. Happy Holidays from Vistaprint!

*Note: Free shipping only valid on 4x8 Holiday Cards. Additional items will incur additional shipping costs.


New printable coupons!!


Friday, November 25, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide:: Send your love with Tiny Prints!

I'm just about ready to do some holiday card ordering and was just waiting on a great picture of the kids so that I could do so. I know its already November 25th and I've gotta hustle to get them ordered and in the mail, but a great picture was more important to me then getting the cards here early.

As always, one of my favorite places to shop for holiday cards is Tiny Prints. They never let me down, they have amazing designs and have always had wonderful customer service when I've needed it. Its always so easy to narrow down their selections and find the card that is the perfect fit for your family and your photos! This year I'm pretty sure I'm going with the Fairy Forest tri-fold card. I think it could show off Boug and Lil' Buddy's personalities well!
Right now you're going to get FREE SHIPPING on ALL orders! Orders over $75 will receive 20% off and orders over $125 will receive 25% off.


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide:: Hearts For Hearts Girls!!

Not to sound negative, but there are some really trashy dolls out there these days for little girls, so when a nice, wholesome, and educational doll comes along I know I have to check it out for Miss Boug. After reading a bit about the Hearts For Hearts Girls dolls, I knew this was a doll that totally fit our values!

The Hearts For Hearts Girls dolls are unique to different countries and they have real life stories of ways they are all helping their individual communities. These dolls each include a code that unlocks the Hearts For Hearts Girls website where they provide more information about the dolls and their countries, culturally rich games for your girl to play, and more real stories to inspire your little girl to do good in the world.Meet the six Hearts For Hearts Girls:

  • Meet Consuelo from Mexico City. Colorful and warm, Consuelo provides aid to hungry children who are homeless and live on the streets near her parents’ bakery.

  • Meet Lilian of Belarus. Determined Lilian provides aid to girls whose parents must find work in the big city and are forced to leave their children with orphanages.

  • Meet Dell from the heart of Kentucky’s Appalachian Mountains. Dell creates music and knitwear to share with others in need of warm clothing.

  • Meet Rahel of Ethiopia. Rahel, who dreams of becoming a doctor so that she can make a real difference for people in her region, journeys with her family into the wilderness of Ethiopia to help bring back aid to her community.

  • Meet Tipi from Laos. Based on a real girl who shares her art and storytelling with others through dancing, drawing, and puppetry, Tipi leads her school in a mural contest in hopes of winning much-needed books for her class.

  • Meet Nahji who hails from Assam, India. Brave Nahji breaks tradition to bring courage and education to the girls who work in the tea fields of India.

Wanna win a Hearts For Hearts Girls doll and outfit? Leave a comment with which one of the dolls the girl in your life would love! (This does not mean this is the doll you will receive if you are drawn as the winner.)

Extra Entries??
This giveaway will accept entries until 11:59 pm on Friday, December 9th. Winner will be drawn with and emailed. Winner must reply within 48 hours to winning email or a new winner will be drawn. Please make sure that your email is accessible, whether in the comment or a blogger profile, cause if I cant contact you, how can you win?

Disclosure: The Hearts For Hearts Girls doll, and information have been provided by Playmates Toys through MyBlogSpark.


Holiday Gift Guide:: Protection for your Nintendo DS!!

Lots of kids will be upgrading their Nintendo DS to a 3DS or just getting a 3DS to start with this year for the holidays. As parents, we try to protect our investments since kids electronics aren't cheap these days! Here are two fun ways to protect the Nintendo 3DS and make great stocking stuffers! The fun part about them is that they aren't just another boring case! The Nerf armor is my favorite, its like wrapping your DS in a nerfball!!

· NERF Armor for 3DS - The official NERF 3DS Armor protects your valuable Nintendo 3DS system from bumps, scrapes and bruises. Authentic, soft, NERF material on the armor gives you additional grip and comfort while playing.

· Zelda 3DS Crystal Armor

- The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time Crystal Armor is the perfect blend of style and protection. Featuring stunning new artwork as well as double protection via the union of a durable outer shell with a soft inner layer to cushion and protect your Nintendo 3DS, the Ocarina of Time armor is ultimate 3DS protection worthy of the hero of Hyrule.

You can snag up the Nerf DS Armor and the 3DS Zelda Armor
from amazon or toys r us.


Holiday Gift Guide:: BeautyRx!!

Great deal for all you Black Friday and Cyber Monday shoppers from BeautyRx!

You can get 50% off of your most expensive item when you purchase 3 items from BeautyRx! You'll need to use code BF2011 to get the discount.

A little about BeautyRx--

BeautyRx Skincare is the award-winning product line developed by leading Park Avenue, board-certified dermatologist and author of It’s Not Just About Wrinkles, Dr. Neal Schultz. Dr. Schultz created these extraordinary skin care products for his patients to help give them the younger looking, healthier and more beautiful skin they always wanted. And now, for the first time ever, BeautyRx is available to you.
What I love about their site is that even if you think you know what your skin type is, you can "find your skin type" to make sure you're getting the products that are right for you! I always thought I was combination skin, but according to them I'm oily/acne prone and now I know which products are right for me!


Monday, November 21, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide:: Gift Ideas from Canvas People!

Canvas People is back with an updated offer for Black Friday (available all this week)! Get one with your photos of Thanksgiving or Halloween fun, fall colors, graduation, babies, and those special family moments! These are a great gift with the holidays coming! The Canvas People folks are offering a free 8 x 10 photo canvas (just pay shipping) OR $55 off any larger canvas as a special deal! Remember 2 canvases are always better than 1 and with $55 off larger sizes, you can get the size you want even cheaper! These are really cool if you've never seen them.

1) Choose and upload the photo you would like printed

2) Choose what size. (8x10 is free + shipping/handling after $50 credit)

3) Chose any "extras" (framing, etc.)

4) Enter shipping information

5) Pay the $14.95 shipping/handling (this is still a GREAT deal for one of these)

These photo canvases make great Christmas gifts, anniversary/wedding, and birthday gifts as well.


Big help for holiday meal planning!!

Food on the Table is an easy meal planning service that is based on sales at local grocery stores. With Food On The Table, users will be able to: find thousands of easy, healthy recipes, save money by knowing the items that are on sale, and simplify your shopping experience with a well organized grocery list.

It's free if you use the service for 3 meals or less a week. For more than 3 meals a week and more recipes, the member can upgrade to the premium version for a low introductory rate of $5/month.


Holiday Gift Guide:: Gift Ideas from VistaPrint!!

10 FREE Holiday Products & Gift Ideas! The Top 10 Holiday Products are available FREE Today! Choose from Flat and Folded Holiday Cards, Wall and Desk Photo Calendars, Holiday Postcards, Totes, Holiday Labels, Mugs, Stamps, & Business Cards. Products are FREE, pay only for shipping & processing. Order today; receive in as few as 3 days.
  • FREE Holiday Postcards (Qty. 100)
    Get your message across this holiday season with customizable postcards! Use them as holiday cards, invitations or announcements for home and business use. Mailing services available. Matching envelopes available at checkout. Create today and receive in as few as 3 days. Printing is free, shipping starts at $7.
  • FREE Business Cards (Qty. 250)
    Choose from 45 templates printed in full color on premium 80 lb card stock. Select a design template and personalize it to best suit your needs. Easily add your own logo or photo. Business cards can be used mommy contact cards, personal contact cards, networking cards, appointment reminder cards, loyalty cards, tiny greeting cards, referral cards, raffle tickets, place cards & much more. Upgrade to premium business cards and save 50%. Printing is free, shipping starts at $5.67.
  • FREE Photo Holiday Cards (Qty. 10)
    Choose from flat or folded holiday cards with Free Envelopes. Order today, and save 50% off higher quantities. Products are free, shipping starts at $4.60.
  • FREE Photo Calendars (Qty. 1)
    Impress family, friends or customers with customizable photo wall calendars this Holiday Season. Select from Wall or Desk calendar and hundreds of templates to suit your style. Choose icons, add captions and highlight important dates. Upload your photos from Facebook, Flickr or Picasa. Calendars make perfect holiday gifts! Create today and receive in as few as 3 days. Bonus: Order today and save 50% off higher quantities. Printing is free, shipping starts at $5.67.
  • FREE Holiday Labels (Qty. 140)
    Spread the cheer with every letter you send! Stick your labels on festive holiday letters, cards and packages. Choose from thousands of designs, upload photos or create caricature return address labels. Create up to 7 caricatures of your family, friends and pets! Use labels as To-From stickers, gift tags & more! Printing is free, shipping & processing starts at $3.07.
  • FREE Mug (Qty. 1)
    Serve up some fun with a 11-oz full color ceramic mug. Choose from a variety of designs and personalize with your text. Have fun creating a gift to warm hearts this holiday season! Printing is free, shipping & processing starts at $6.06.
  • FREE Holiday Stamp (Qty. 1)
    Choose from over a dozen designs and make holiday labeling a tad easier this year. Choose from red, black or blue ink. Printing is free, shipping & processing starts at $5.67.
  • FREE Tote Bag (Qty. 1)
    Perfect for everyday use, these 100% canvas tote bags can be customized with your name and message. Choose from 24 designs. Printing is free, shipping & processing starts at $4.41.


Friday, November 18, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide:: You're gonna need some fuel!

With all the running around that comes with this time of year, I often forget to grab something to eat! I go from one store to the next, and hours and hours pass, with only coffee fueling my fire to accomplish my shopping. Not good. Need Food!!

There are a few times every year that I absolutely craveee McDonald's. One is right around St. Patrick's day when the Shamrock Shake comes back. The other? McRib time. Something about that McRib that is absolutely something I wish was on their menu all the time!!

Those of you unfamiliar with the McRib, its a bangin' pork rib sandwich with no bones, on a super soft bun, slathered with their McRib bbq sauce and topped with pickles and onions!

Haven't tried the McRib or just a McRib fan like myself? I have 3 certificates for a FREE McRib sandwich up for grabs! Three winners for this giveaway!!

Wanna win a FREE McRib certificate? Leave a comment with your favorite grab-n-go on the run food!

Extra Entries??

This giveaway will accept entries until 11:59 pm on Friday, December 2nd. Winner will be drawn with and emailed. Winner must reply within 48 hours to winning email or a new winner will be drawn. Please make sure that your email is accessible, whether in the comment or a blogger profile, cause if I cant contact you, how can you win?


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide:: Gift Tag Idea from Vistaprint!

2 Days Only! - ends Midnight Nov. 17!
140 FREE Return Address Labels! The labels are free - just pay shipping and processing! With over 7,000 of designs to choose from, these labels are extremely versatile. You are sure to find a design that suits your style. Unsure where to start? Sort by style or theme or search for a specific color or image! (Think holidays!!)

Okay... so another take on this great freebie, personalize them and use them as GIFT TAGS!! When shipping is in the $3.00 range and I know I spend more than that on gift tags each holiday season, it just makes sense to get more, that can be personalized and give your gifts a little extra pizzazz!!


Monday, November 14, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide:: Jake & the Neverland Pirates on Disney Junior!

One of Lil' Buddy's most favorite shows this year has been Jake & the Neverland Pirates on Disney Junior and its only getting better for us! We've been watching Jake, Izzy and Cubby's pirate adventures almost daily, and its been cable tv's #1 series for 2-5 year old boys. No wonder Buddy loves it so much! Buddy absolutely thinks its hilarious when the kids foil Captain Hook and Mr. Smee's plans! For me, I love the pirate rock that Sharky and Bones provide through the show! They do have some catchy tunes that get stuck in my head!

We love when our families favorite shows do something for the holidays and are completely stoked that Jake & the Neverland Pirates will be doing a holiday special as well! On Friday, December 2nd, you'll be able to catch "Its a Winter Never Land!" on Disney Junior from 8:30-9am EST!

A great gift to me this holiday season is going to be the launch of the 24 hour Disney Junior channel!! I love that all our favorite preschool Disney shows are going to be on 24 hours a day! Keep your eyes peeled for it in early 2012.

Great this year for the holidays, the Jake & the Neverland Pirates fans in your life would love to get the season 1 DVD as gifts, or even the soundtrack! I was also able to find on amazon, a super cool time teacher Jake & the Neverland Pirates watch that ships free with super-saver shipping!!


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Salute Our Troops with Dollar General!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of DollarGeneral for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Personally, one of the groups of people that I give thanks for quite often is our veterans and our active duty military. What they do for our country and what they sacrifice is beyond anything that I can easily put into words. Of course their families also, because they give so much up as well, so that their loved ones can protect our country, and essentially, us.


More and more companies are doing good things for our military on Veterans Day, more and more that I've noticed over the past few years. There are plenty of discounts and freebies that these companies offer to show appreciation and I applaud them for it! Dollar General is one of those companies, this year they are featuring their Dollar General's Veteran's Day discount. This Friday, Veterans Day, active duty, veterans as well as their families can receive a 10% discount while shopping in-store, without any sort of a coupon needed. Online there is also a code that is for all shoppers to save 10% as well, just enter VETERANSDAY when you check out!  

Dollar General also makes it easy to show your support in another couple of ways. You can record and upload a brief message to their Facebook  page for everyone to see! Another option that they offer in store is $20 or $30 care packages. Its nice for the service men and women to get packages with stuff that they need an use, and sometimes its hard to even know what that is as a civilian. These care packages include things like toothbrushes, nuts, eye drops, candy and other items that they'll definitely appreciate. Dollar General is shipping these care packages FREE OF CHARGE to our guys and gals out there protecting us!

Take a moment and visit the Dollar General Facebook page and take a peek at some of the videos. Will you be uploading one to salute our troops this upcoming Veterans Day?

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Got a little runner?? Awesome ShopAtHome deal! 73% off Mini RealFlex Toddler Shoes + Free Shipping!

73% off Mini RealFlex Toddler Shoes + Free Shipping!

List price on these sneakers are $41.99.
Website price is $19.99
Use coupon code FRIEND for -$6.00
Receive a WILD cash back reward when purchasing through Shop At Home of $3.00

If you're NEW to ShopAtHome, you'll also get a $5 credit for signing up!!


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Shutterfly Family Photo Days & Tips for a Great Family Photo

With the holidays right around the corner, I know so many people who are getting their holiday photo cards ordered asap. Personally, I haven't even begun!! I've been putting it off for the stupidest reasons... Bud needs a haircut... Boug has a scratch on her face... If I put it off any longer it'll be New Years before I get my holiday cards mailed out!!

Although I procrastinate, I do have my own tips for creating a great picture, keeping in mind that I'm absolutely not a professional photographer.

Casey's tips for a superb holiday photo
-Be comfortable! Stiffness in a photo is horrible!
-Let your personalities shine through!
-Jazz it up! Props or going to a place special to you can help let the true you come through!
-Get a trusted opinion on your choice! Have a friend who is always brutally honest? Show them the picture you're thinking of using and get their opinion!
-Get together with friends! Let a friend take pictures of you with your family, then you can return the favor to them and theirs! Make a fun time out of it! Half of my problem with pictures is that I'm NEVER in them cause I'm always the one taking them!!

Shutterfly is here to help! They've been planning out their Family Photo Days throughout November to help their customers get the best family photo for their holiday cards. Why use a picture that isn't GREAT simply because its just "the best you've got?" I've loved browsing through, and getting great inspiration for my Christmas cards this year thanks to Shutterfly's Family Photo Days. You can too just by heading to their site! Use their tips for a perfect photo and then get it put onto one of their awesome cards, it seriously keeps the headache to a minimum!


Holiday Gift Guide is COMING!!!

Just as I've done since 2008, again this year I've been working to put together a great Holiday Gift Guide for my fabulous readers!! With this gift guide, you'll find awesome gifts for giving, some really great deals and giveaways too!!


Keep tuned, It's going to be starting on November 10th!!


Monday, November 7, 2011

New printable coupons from!


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Great deals for catching your family on video this holiday season!!

I've rounded up a couple great deals on pocket camcorders for you this holiday season, I love my Vado and have used it for so many different occasions. Much easier to use then the regular video camera!!

The B-Stock Creative 2nd Generation Vado HD Pocket Video Camera 4GB (White)
can be grabbed for $44.99 with FREE super saver shipping.

Also, the Vado HD 3rd Gen (Red) Refurbished
can be grabbed for $29.96 with FREE super saver shipping!


Sega Superstars Tennis for less than $9 shipped w/free supersaver shipping!

While browsing I came came across a great deal, and with the holidays coming up, we can all use a great deal!!

Sega Superstars Tennis is available for a few different gaming platforms and its pretty darn inexpensive!! Its also eligible for free super saver shipping for orders over $25, so might be worth tossing into your cart to bring your total up over $25 to get free shipping!

For the Wii, its $8.16. For Nintendo DS, its $9.39. For XBox 360, its $7.97. For Playstation 2, its $4.57!!


Freebie business cards from InkGarden!!

Choose from 100 Free Business Cards from Ink Garden plus shipping/handling:

USE CODE: 100FREE for front and for back USE CODE: 100FREE2 for 100 Free double sided business cards


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Saving trees when you purchase from Totsy!

Totsy offers moms on-the-go and moms-to-be access to brand-specific sales, up to 80% off retail, just for them and the kids, ages 0-7. Top brands for mom, baby, and child. Prenatal care products, baby gear, travel accessories, bedding and bath, children's clothing, toys, DVDs, and educational materials are just a sampling of a selection that promises only the best in quality and designer brands. 100% eco-friendly: Totsy is the first company in private sales to take on sustainable and socially responsible initiatives in all areas of business. One baby, one tree: With every purchase you make through Totsy, they will plant one tree in the name of your child to help reduce the effects of deforestation. Who says shopping can't save the world?


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Microplush Throw deal at J C Penney from Shop At Home!

You can snag a microplush throw at through Shop At Home for $8.99 with 3% cash back!!

This throw from JCP home™ will wrap you in warmth and comfort. Choose from 15 different colors and styles. To receive full discount enter exclusive code SHOPHM10

Snag this deal by signing up for Shop At Home, search J C Penney, and click through to their site through the Shop At Home site so that your purchase can be tracked. You'll earn 3% cash back from your J C Penney purchase! You'll also get $5 just for signing up for Shop At Home!!


InkGarden Special Offer!!

Choose from 10 Stationary Cards or 20 Photo Cards from InkGarden for a $1.00 plus shipping/handling:

USE CODE: HOLIDAYCARDS which gives you $10.99 credit which will give you either one of the cards for a buck. Expires Nov. 10, 2011.

Shipping Rates:
5x7 Flat stationary cards- $3.29
4x8 Photo Cards- $3.99
Cards for Business- $3.29


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