Practical Frugality - 2/46 - Save money where you can, so you can splurge where you want!
Book Review

The Magnolia Story #Giveaway {Ends 11/30}

Welcome to the Super Stocking Stuffer Giveaway Hop, hosted by The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island. This hop will run from Nov 16 - 30. The prize at this stop is a copy of The Magnolia Story. The Magnolia Story I LOVE  watching all of the home improvement shows on HGTV, and my favorite by far is Fixer Upper. It is so nice to see how CHip and Joanna Gaines interact with one another, the love their family shares, and of course they turn houses into beautiful homes! It makes me want to move to the Waco Area, so…
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Giveaway

$25 Amazon GC #Giveaway {Ends 11/29}

Project Lead The Way’s 2016 STEM Gift List Welcome to the Giving Thanks Giveaway Hop brought to you by The Hopping Bloggers! Hosted By: Mama Smith's and Women and Their Pretties Co-Hosted By: I Don't Have Time For That, Fashion's Sense, Everyday Life, Style Island, The Mixing Bowl, Soccer Mom Life, & Chelsea's Mommy Experiencing New Things Loving Life Sponsored By: Personalogy Family Fun Game CLICK ON THE IMAGE ABOVE TO ENTER TO WIN THE GRAND PRIZE GRAND PRIZE: Personalogy Family Fun Game + $10 Amazon Gift Card Personalogy Family Fun is the LOL storytelling card game that quickly brings…
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Giveaway

$10 Amazon GC #Giveaway

Ways to Show Gratitude Welcome to the Gratitude Giveaway Hop, hosted by Bookhounds. Each participating blog will be offering a giveaway limited to just TWO entries, one of which should not have any requirements other than leaving an email address so the sponsor can contact the winner to award the prize. This hop will run through November 30. We all have different ways to show gratitude, and with all the negativity in the world, I think it's important to show kindness and positivity as often as possible. I know many people who get extremely stressed out and anxious over attending…
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Book Review

Poptropica The Lost Expedition #Giveaway {Ends 12/16}

My boys LOVE the Poptropica The Lost Expedition Book! Poptropica, is a virtual world for kids to travel, play games, compete in head-to-head competition, and communicate safely. My kids first heard about this in school, it's on the list of recommended kid safe websites they can explore to have fun while learning! It's been around since 2007, and there are many offline ways to enjoy the Poptropica World too! When I was offered the opportunity to feature the latest Poptropica book release, The Lost Expedition and to offer an additional copy as a giveaway to one lucky reader, I knew right…
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CLOSED GIVEAWAY

Top Winter Gear Picks with Sierra Trading Post + $250 #Giveaway {CLOSED}

This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic. Top Winter Gear Picks with Sierra Trading Post We have been living in New England for just over 4 years, and we are still acclimating to the Winter Weather Season. It's vastly different from life in the South. It is not uncommon for the area we live in to see snow as early as October, or as late as April. Once the snow begins to fall and accumulate, it tends to stick around for most of the…
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Book Review

Double Down #Giveaway {Ends 12/15}

  & Double Down, Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 11 The latest book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kids Series, Double Down, has just been released! Double Down is the 11th book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series. My kids have LOVED this series, and we own them all because they read them over and over again. They're aimed at kids ages 8-12, Grade Level 3-7, but my oldest two are teens and still enjoy them :) If you're looking for a gift idea for any kids in this age range, boys or girls, I think…
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Holiday Gift Guide

Chicago Cubs Gift Ideas! #FlyTheW

Chicago Cubs Gift Ideas I didn't get to see much of the World Series this year, but around 10pm the other night, I turned on the TV to see what the score in Game 7 of the Chicago Cubs vs. the Cleveland Indians was. The Cubs were up by 3 points, and I was very excited for them. 108 years is a LONG time to wait for a repeat World Series Win!!! I finished working on a project just as the Indians tied up the game. With such a short amount of game time remaining, I couldn't wait to see…
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Kidz Bop Limited Edition Collection at Crazy 8

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. I was compensated for this post. Check out the Crazy8 Kidz Bop Fashion Collection Some of you might remember when I had a giveaway for a Kidz Bop Christmas CD and Kidz Bop 30 CD last year. Both were very well received, and I got many messages from readers about how much their kids really enjoy listening to the Kidz Bop CD's. Today I saw an email from Crazy 8 that they are partnering with Kidz Bop to release a…
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Holiday Gift Guide

Ways to have fun on Election Day!

Ways to Have Fun on Election Day DISCLOSURE: This post is NOT in support or opposition of ANY candidate or political party. I typically don't blog about politics, because I try to keep an open mind AND I don't want controversy in this space :)  Regardless of what candidate you're voting for, I hope you are able to enjoy some of these Ways to have fun on Election Day! This is our first election year to live in New Hampshire, and it has been quite an experience. The vast quantity of phone calls, calls to participate in polls, MAIL, and…
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Budgeting

How to Be Frugal and Be a Good Person, Too

How to Be Frugal and Be a Good Person, Too When you are saving money, it’s easy to be caught up in your needs and wants. Because you are on a tight budget, you are constantly thinking about what you can afford, what you are missing out on, and what you wish you could have. Meanwhile, as you scrimp and save, there are millions of Americans living without the privileges you currently have: comfortable shelter, food security, and a reliable income. Even when you are trying to be frugal, it is important to remember those less fortunate than you and…
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Holiday Gift Guide

Trolls Toys

Trolls Toys If your kids enjoyed the Disney Dreamworks Trolls Movie, they would LOVE unwrapping some Trolls Toys this holiday season. The movie is available for Pre-Order (I haven't found the release date yet), but they toys are going FAST. I was at my local Walmart yesterday and a few of the toys are already sold out. These items are not expensive, so they'd make great stocking stuffers! I love how cute the Troll Toys are! There are Troll dolls, games, books, music soundtracks, and more!  DreamWorks Trolls Poppy's Coronation Pod Trolls Collection Pack DreamWorks Trolls Poppy 9-Inch Figure DreamWorks Trolls Wild Hair Pack DreamWorks…
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Thanksgiving

Fun Things for Thanksgiving

Fun Things for Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is a time for celebrating with Family and Friends, and showing gratitude for the things in life we are all Thankful for. Life can be rough at times, and certainly presents challenges for us all, but sometimes you just need a to relax a little and honor the positive things in life. There are many different Fun Things for Thanksgiving you can use to laugh and create some happy memories during your Thanksgiving Celebrations. My favorite has to be the Plush Chef Turkey Hat. Kids will think it's a hoot, and the adults are sure to get a…
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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Ideas

Thanksgiving Ideas These are a few fun Thanksgiving Ideas I discovered, to help you make some fun memories with family and friends this year. I hope you enjoy! If you have young kids, these books are great for reading with them, while final meal preparations are made. It can even become a fun tradition, as they get older, to continue reading them! I love themed items, and the cute Turkey Picks and Napkin holders are adorable! A good tablecloth is a must, to protect your table. Sometimes we go with a disposable, if we're expecting a huge mess (we love our…
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Health

Best OTC Products for a sore throat

  Best OTC Products for a sore throat Colds seem inevitable in our home during the fall and winter season. As the weather starts to change, the chances that someone will start feeling bad increases. With three kids in school, they are exposed to germs on a daily basis, and then they are generous, bringing them home to share with us :) I have an auto-immune disease that makes me more susceptible to getting sick, so I prefer to keep my medicine cabinet stocked. When you start coming down with something, the last thing you feel like doing is going…
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