Review - Practical Frugality

Broken Things to Mend Blog Tour $50 Amazon or Paypal #Giveaway {Ends 2/2}

Blog Tour Schedule Broken Things to Mend by Karey White Celia is in desperate need of a change--a change of scenery, a change of pace, and a complete redo of all relationships. Not knowing what else to do, she opens a map, closes her eyes, and lets fate decide her future. Then she packs her meager belongings and buys a one-way ticket to a little town on the fringes of Oregon's Deschutes National Forest called Sisters. She's wanted a family for years. Will she find one in Sisters? What Celia doesn't plan to find is a strange Chinese woman whose…
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World Vision Turquiose Necklace #Giveaway {Ends 12/31}

Disclosure:  World Vision sent me this amazing turquoise jewelry set to review and it is stunning. Please go to the World Vision site and see what they do to help children, it’s incredible. A couple of years ago, I was at a conference, and met with some women who had been on a missions trip, and were able to see firsthand the difference that World Vision makes to some impoverished areas of the world. They shared stories, photographs, and I immediately knew that I wanted to help participate in some small way. For me, personally, helping children is something I've…
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Dinosaurs are Different #Giveaway {Ends 12/31}

 Dinosaurs are Different *The links in this post may be affiliate links. Purchases made after clicking links in this post help support his blog. Thank you! Details: Join Buddy, Tiny, Shiny and Don as they discover cool features and adaptations that make every dinosaur species different. This motley crew of eager explorers will uncover the 'how' and 'why' of features such as feathers, specialized teeth and large frills by asking questions and proposing their own theories - ideas they can test. The Pteranodons learn that everyone is unique, even the dinosaurs within their own family. Buy It Now at Amazon.…
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Meet the Moodsters! #Giveaway {Ends 12/31}

The Moodsters are a team of five lovable little detectives who use their special sleuthing skills and detective gear to help kids navigate the emotional maze of childhood. If feelings are on the line, the Moodsters are on the case! Meet the Moodsters! Many children struggle to understand their moods and express their feelings when they are young. It can be confusing, and they don't always have the vocabulary or capacity to comprehend what they are feeling. When they are struggling, it's important for the adults in their lives to be able to recognize identifying factors such as facial expression,…
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Gift Ideas: Books!

Gift Ideas: Books! Books make great gifts for everyone. There are books to meet most any category of interest. If you are struggling to come up with an idea for a gift for someone, a gift certificate to a bookstore is an idea, or to be more personal, purchase them a book in an area that appeals to them. Here are some ideas for some books that would make great holiday gifts this season! Patterns of Evidence: Exodus - Available in book and DVD (or Blu-ray) formats. Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus is an award-winning documentary by filmmaker Timothy Mahoney that…
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Flirty Aprons

Holiday Gift Guide: Flirty Aprons *The links in this post may be affiliate links. Purchases made after clicking links in this post help support his blog. Thank you! Details: Flirty Aprons make Womens Holiday Aprons, but they also have Aprons for Men & Children too. They are fashionable, reasonably priced, adorable, functional, and do a great job of protecting your clothes while you cook, bake, or serve food. They make EXCELLENT hostess gifts too, so the hostess can look fabulous, but not worry about ruining a nice outfit while she serves during a party. I have a wish list of Aprons that…
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Things Remembered

The personalized Baggallini® Avenue Tote Bag from Things Remembered will soon be your go-to bag. Lightweight and roomy, this purse has a place for everything, with interior organizational pockets, a padded compartment for laptops up to 15", and a zippered smartphone pocket. Holiday Gift Guide: Baggallini® Black Avenue Tote Details: Things Remembered, the nation's leading retailer of personalized merchandise, is offering customizable gifts this holiday season. I received a Baggallini® Black Avenue Tote, monogrammed with my initials on it, and I am infatuated with it! Should you see me out and about around New England or at a Conference, I'll be happy…
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Christmas Movie #Giveaway {Ends 12/24}

I really enjoy watching Christmas movies, and try to watch at least one a day during the holiday season. I am pleased to share with you a couple of DVD's that I have enjoyed, courtesy of Universal Studios Home Entertainment. I really love classics and slapstick humor, and many of the WC Fields Collection are among my favorites to enjoy. Fields: Comedy Essentials Collection Format: DVD # of Discs: 5 Background: • Celebrating Field’s 100th Anniversary in film. • Featuring a comprehensive 18-film collection of Fields comedies together for the first time ever: • Million Dollar Legs, If I Had a…
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Minions Blu-Ray & Huggable Plush Bob #Giveaway {Ends 12/21}

Welcome to the "Pink&Blue: Babies are Two" Giveaway Hop hosted by Heather from Mommy's Favorite Things and Michelle from Mama's Baby Cupcakes. Two years ago this December we celebrated the birth of Michelle's daughter and Heather's son, and now they're turning TWO! In honor of their birthdays, this hop has a toddler theme, which means anything family friendly is up for grabs for the kiddos 1-4 yrs old! Each blog has a minimum prize package of $25 per winner and after visiting my giveaway, make sure you use the linky below to take a look at the other blogs to see what they have…
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DIY Books

I love watching home improvement and real estate shows on television and Netflix. I get inspired by projects, and excited to try some on my own. Sometimes though, I need more detailed instructions on how to bring ideas to life. I have found some great DIY books at my local library and bookstore to help me (digital are great, but sometimes I need a physical book to look at during the process). I am excited to share with you some books that would make great gift ideas for the DIY fan in your life. Before looking at 5-Gallon Bucket Book:…
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Minecraft Story Mode #Giveaway {Ends 12/16}

Minecraft Story Mode is a collaboration between TellTale Games and Mojang, working together to create new characters in familiar themes. It's a 5 part episodic series, rated E10+. I have three boys who are all Minecraft Maniacs. They LOVE to play, and I love the educational aspects of the game. Minecraft Story Mode is a collaboration between TellTale Games and Mojang. They worked together to create new characters in familiar themes. It's a 5 part episodic series, rated E10+ for Fantasy Violence and Mild Language. The MSRP is $, and I've seen it priced pretty close to that around town…
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Gold Rush Gold Planning Kit & Dirt #Giveaway {Ends 12/8} #PFHGG #GoldRush

We enjoy watching educational TV shows in our home, especially those that focus on a variety of career opportunities and those that show how people in other areas of the country (and world) live. I feel like it shows our kids that there are options and possibilities outside of those they may see locally or within our group of friends and family. We're not really trying to steer them into the careers we see on the various shows, but more wanting them to know just how many different possibilities exist so they broaden their horizons. It's important to us that…
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The Elf Workshoppe

Check out these adorable Elves from The Elf Workshoppe, and the creative handpainted accessories available in the Gift Shop. The Elf Workshoppe:   When I was a child, we knew that Santa brought us our gifts from the North Pole, and that he had elves to help him prepare all of the toys for delivery. We did not know that the elves would actually pop into our home as Christmas approached to check in on us, and see how we were behaving. It's part of the magic of keeping Santa updated on which list you should be on, Naughty, or…
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Holiday Gift Guide

Walking Dead Fan Gift Ideas for the fan in your life

Walking Dead Fan Gift Ideas I have several fans that are really into the Walking Dead TV Series. They love to go to themed parties to start and end the season, and my social media feeds explode after each episode with discussion about what just happened. I am planning my holiday gift list, and found some great Walking Dead Fan Gift Ideas. If you have a Walking Dead fan you are shopping for this holiday season, these items will surely be a hit. Most are reasonably priced, and a few have limited quantities. I suggest ordering early to avoid items…
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Star Wars Christmas Decorations

Star Wars Christmas Decorations I live in a house full of Star Wars fans. They bought tickets to see the new movie the moment they went on sale, and are full of anticipation. They have outfits picked out, a marathon scheduled so they can re-watch the older movies a few times before they go see the new release, and get excited to get any new Star Wars item. I am working on a Gift Ideas Round Up post to share with you (it's SO HARD to narrow it down!), but in the meantime, I have this round up of Star…
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Minecraft Gift Ideas

Minecraft Gift Ideas My kids are now 10, 12, and 13, but they have been big Minecraft fans for several years. We've purchased all of the books and many toy items for them, and given them as birthday gifts to their friends as well. Each time we give a Minecraft gift, it is a HUGE success. Recently, one of the boys turned 12, and got the pink pig featured in the photo above. ALL of the 12 year old boys played with this pig for hours, and went home begging their parents for one of their own. As parents, some…
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NY Times Crossword Puzzle #PFHGG

Holiday Gift Guide: The New York Times 'Tis the Season Crosswords: 165 Easy to Hard Puzzles (New York Times Crossword Collections) *The links in this post may be affiliate links. Purchases made after clicking links in this post help support his blog. Thank you! Great gift idea for: Anyone who enjoys crossword puzzles. Age Range: 10+ Cost: $ Details: The New York Times 'Tis the Season Crosswords is bound to make any crossword fan jolly. Edited by crossword great Will Shortz, this beautiful book offers 165 puzzles, from easy to hard. It's the perfect crossword gift for the holiday season. Don't miss…
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Bright Time Buddies #PFHGG

Holiday Gift Guide: Bright Time Buddies *The links in this post may be affiliate links. Purchases made after clicking links in this post help support his blog. Thank you! Great gift idea for: Any child who may need a soft, gentle light to help them fall asleep. Age Range: Boys and Girls Ages 3 and Up Cost: $14 - $ Details: "A night time companion for kids, makes the dreaded bed time routine fun. Available in Dreamy Dog and Shimmer Unicorn, this nighttime friend provides a soothing colorful light - perfect for turning any dark space into a magical place. Bright Time…
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Hotel Transylvania 2 Prize Pack #Giveaway {CLOSED} #HotelT2

This is a sponsored post with giveaway, all thoughts and opinions expressed are solely my own. Hotel Transylvania 2 Sony Pictures Opening September 25, 2015 Mavis (Selena Gomez) and Jonathan (Andy Samberg) in Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation's HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2. About the Movie:  Drac’s pack is back for an all-new monster comedy adventure in Sony Pictures Animation's Hotel Transylvania 2! Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Dracula’s rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn’t…
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McFarland USA DVD #Giveaway {Ends 6/27}

We were able to see this movie in the theaters back in February, as part of a 13th Birthday party. I have to say this movie is fantastic, and quite inspiring. In fact, practically every child at the party wants to run Cross Country in the fall, because they were so inspired by this story. I am thrilled to be able to offer one reader a Blu-Ray/DVD copy of this movie as part of a giveaway. If you can't wait, or just want to order one for yourself or someone you love, it is available now at Amazon. Entry-Form
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Summer BBQ Visa Gift Card #Giveaway {Ends 6/21}

In honor of Summer BBQ season, is giving away $1000 in Visa gift cards to help YOU readers save on groceries for your next cookout! Now through Sunday, June 21st, you can head to the Grocery page on  for a chance to win a $10 Visa gift card! One hundred (100) lucky winners will be chosen on Tuesday, June 23rd! Giveaway Details: Monday, June 8th at 12:00 AM ET to Sunday, June 21st at 11:59 PM ET. One Hundred (100) winners will receive a $ Visa gift card. Users can enter the giveaway by heading to the Grocery page on and submitting their email address…
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$25 Walmart GC #Giveaway {Ends 6/18} #SummerLovin

Welcome to the Summer Lovin' Giveaway Hop, hosted by Viva Veltoro and Lindsey Blogs. This giveaway hop is full of bloggers who are ready to celebrate the warm temperatures of Summer with some fabulous prizes. Be sure to hop around to them all, including the TWO Grand Prizes - the first on Lindsey Blogs at SEBG and the second over at Viva Veltoro! The prize at this stop is a $25 Walmart GC. Entry-Form Don't miss out on any great posts or giveaways this holiday season! Be sure to Follow me on Pinterest! Karen Puleski - Kdkaren. Subscribe via Email,…
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$100 Cash #Giveaway {Ends 6/9}

I am thrilled to be joining in with another group of bloggers I adore to bring you a $100 Cash Giveaway, coordinated by Giveaway Promote. This event will run from May 27 - June 9, 2015. Enter for a chance to win $100 Cash. I'd love to know, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU'D SPEND THE PRIZE MONEY ON. There are no wrong answers, it's just always fun to read the responses :) Don't miss out on any great posts or giveaways! Be sure to Follow me on Pinterest! Karen Puleski - Kdkaren. Subscribe via Email, RSS Feed, or Follow me…
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$50 Kohl’s GC #Giveaway (50 Winners!) Ends 5/24 #KohlsSummerStyle

Giveaway Details: Thursday, May 21st at 12:00 AM ET to Sunday, May 24th at 11:59 PM ET. Twenty (20) winners will receive a $ gift card to Kohl’s. Users can enter the giveaway by heading to the Kohl’s page on and submitting their email address on the form at the top of the page. ***Click HERE to go directly to the giveaway!*** The winners will be chosen via a lottery drawing and notified on Tuesday (5/26) via the email address they used to enter. See complete Official Rules for entry instructions, full prize descriptions, restrictions and other important details.  
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Let Coupons.com help you save this Black Friday! #BlackFridayGiveaway

This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Coupons. com. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic. Let help you save this Black Friday! Black Friday is one of the busiest shopping days of the year, when many stores offer rock bottom prices and deals to get shoppers in their doors. Over the years I've been able to score some really great deals at store sales on Black Friday. The best deal I've ever scored in a store was on a Hoover Vacuum Cleaner, at Kohls. It was an older model of…
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MATCHBOX® WRECKY THE WRECKING BUDDY™ – Walmart #Chosenbykids

This is a sponsored post written by me, on behalf of Sverve wand Walmart. I was reimbursed for the price of purchasing Matchbox® WRECKY the Wrecking Buddy™ . On Saturday, Nov 8, we loaded up Dora, our "Explorer" and went to my middle son's basketball game, then headed south to the Salem, NH Walmart to attend the Holiday Toyland Event. It was crowded and full of families excited to see the toys that were available to be tested out and played with. While my children LOVE having their pictures taken and being featured here, I don't want to share pictures…
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Holiday Gift Guide: Star Wars Itty Bitty’s

  Holiday Gift Guide: Star Wars Itty Bitty's Great gift idea for: Kids and Star Wars fans of all ages Age Range: all Cost: $ for Collector Set, $ for individuals Details: Star Wars™ fans won't want to miss out on this collector set complete with Luke Skywalker™, C-3PO™, Obi-Wan Kenobi™ and Jawa™ in an exclusive collectible box. Hallmark's itty bittys® plush are so fun to collect that you'll want to own each and every one of these perfectly-sized companions. Learn more about itty bittys. Entry-Form Don't miss out on any great posts or giveaways this holiday season! Be sure to Follow me on Pinterest! Karen…
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Holiday Gift Guide: Snow Glow Elsa

  Holiday Gift Guide: Snow Glow Elsa *The links in this post may be affiliate links. Purchases made after clicking links in this post help support his blog. Thank you! Great gift idea for: Frozen Fans Age Range: 3 years and up Cost: $ BUY IT NOW at Amazon while they're still in stock! Details: The Snow Glow Elsa will light up your children's face with its special brand of interactive magic. With just the touch of her necklace she can produce 15 different familiar sounds and phrases. Your children can work on memory skills as they sing along with the…
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SEA-BAND® MAMA #SeaBandMamaMorningSicknessRelief

SEA-BAND® MAMA Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sea-Band Mama. The opinions and text are all mine. When I was pregnant with my children, I had different cravings with each child, and morning sickness with all of them! With my oldest two, I had terrible morning sickness, and worked throughout both pregnancies. I had an office where I assisted my customers throughout the day, and I had to keep a stash of the food I craved and the food that helped ease the nausea in my desk, to sneak between clients. Half of all…
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