Practical Frugality - 7/17 - Save where you can, so you can splurge where you want!

iPad mini 3 16GB Wi-Fi #Giveaway WW {Ends 11/25}

Welcome to the iPad mini 3 16GB Wi-Fi Giveaway! We've joined forces with an amazing group of bloggers to bring you this fabulous giveaway. One of the HOTTEST gifts for the holidays is an iPad mini 3, so we all pitched in to purchase one to give away to ONE lucky person! You can't win if you don't enter, so be sure to get as many entries as possible for this fabulous iPad mini 3 16GB Wi-Fi, valued at $399. ***If you LIKE this event, and want to see more of them in the upcoming year, please let me know…
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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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Orkin #MouseInAHouse Cozy Fleece Winter Blankets #Giveaway {CLOSED}

Fall has arrived, and cooler weather has come with it. Whether or not you know it, your warm house is an open invitation to unwanted guests looking for a cozy winter vacation: rodents. Each fall, rodents migrate from their outdoor “summer home” to the warmth, food and shelter of their “winter timeshare” – your house! Being human has its perks, like having a cozy house to enjoy during the winter, but imagine having to survive as a mouse? Try your luck by playing “Mouse in a House” – a choose-your-own-adventure game that puts you in the shoes of a rodent…
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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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Totally Awesome $750 Amazon #Giveaway {Ends 12/3}

My blogger friends and I have come together to bring you another Totally Awesome Amazon Giveaway! This month we’re giving away a $750 Amazon gift card to one of our lucky readers! Want a chance to be the lucky winner? Here’s what you need to do - bookmark this page and come back every day to enter and earn bonus entries by sharing the giveaway with your friends on social media. Good luck! GIVEAWAY Prize: $750 Amazon gift card Organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck! Co-hosts: A Few Short Cuts • Jenns Blah Blah Blog • Pretty Thrifty • Young Finances •  Our Nashville Life • Behind Blue…
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Holiday Gift Guide: Lincoln Logs

  Holiday Gift Guide: Lincoln Logs Classic Edition Tin *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: Children 3 and over or adults who want to relive their childhood :) Age Range: 3+ Cost: $45 on sale TODAY for $ at Amazon as the Deal of the Day! Details: The Lincoln Logs Classic Edition Tin gives kids raw materials to help them develop their creativity and motor skills. Invented more than nine decades ago, these wooden building sets have a rich history of…
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Take control of your credit report with Credit Karma™

When I was in college, I began working at a bank as a part time teller. Over the years I worked very hard and earned several promotions and advancements, eventually becoming a Bank Officer who handled many responsibilities, including approving loans. The training I went through really came in handy years later when I had my identity stolen and had to deal with a lot of stressful financial issues. While I was working as a loan officer, I took the opportunity to try and help my customers, going above and beyond what the job required. It can be challenging to…
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Holiday Gift Guide: The Long Haul (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 9)

  Holiday Gift Guide: Holiday Gift Guide: The Long Haul (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 9) *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: Kids! Age Range: 8-12 Cost: $7-14 Details: This is the latest book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series and it is available NOV 4, 2014! I've had this on Pre-order for my kids for months - they LOVE this series. I love anything that motivates them to read :) Book Description:  A family road trip…
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Remembering Great Christmas Gifts from the Past #ChosenByKids

This is a sponsored post for Walmart, as part of the Chosen By Kids Campaign. All thoughts and opinions expressed are solely my own. Best Gift I Received as a Child When I was little, we used to always ask for one "big" gift, and then several other smaller gifts that we'd like to have. Our parents would then pass along the smaller gift list to other relatives who wanted ideas of what types of things we were interested in. It worked well for us, and I do the same for my children each holiday season. I have a few…
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The No-Stress Holiday Organizer: An All-in-One Guide to Planning and Recording Your Holidays

Disclosure: I was offered a complimentary PDF copy of this book to facilitate this post. All opinions expressed are solely my own. This post may contain affiliate links. Purchases made after clicking links in this post help support this blog. Thank you! Title: The No-Stress Holiday Organizer: An All-in-One Guide to Planning and Recording Your Holidays Author: Angela Baxter, Rod Fife, and Whitney Lindsley ISBN: 1462114911 Publisher: Cedar Fort/Plain Sight Publishing Pages: 144 Book Description: Get organized this holiday season! Make your plans for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's as enjoyable for you as it is for your guests. From calendars and…
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Holiday Gift Guide: Planes Fire & Rescue Blu-Ray

  Holiday Gift Guide: Planes Fire & Rescue Blu-Ray DVD *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: Kids (Rated PG) Age Range: The Whole Family Cost: $20 Details: Bring home the thrill of a lifetime with Disney’s Planes: Fire & Rescue. This heart-pumping comedy-adventure features a dynamic crew of elite aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from raging wildfires. When world-famous air racer Dusty learns that he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into…
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Holiday Gift Guide: Star Wars Command

Holiday Gift Guide: Star Wars Command *The links in this post are affiliate links. Purchases made after clicking links in this post help support this blog. Thank you! Great gift idea for: Any Star Wars fan! Age Range: 5 years and up Cost: $ *I purchased one for my boys on an Amazon Gold Box Deal for $30* Details:   Star Destroyer set includes 9 Star Wars figures Includes remote-controlled Star Destroyer vehicle Vehicle launches Energy Blast Balls Move vehicle forward or in reverse; Includes Luke Skywalker (Exclusive), Darth Vader, 3 Rebel Soldiers Includes 3 Stormtroopers, Star Destroyer vehicle, 4…
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(in)courage Words Matter Letterpress Blocks #Giveaway {Ends 11/16} #WordsMatter

Disclosure: The product featured in this article was sent to me to help in facilitating this post. All opinions expressed are solely my own. When I was offered the opportunity to participate in the Words Matter campaign through Daypress and the in(courage) program, I spent a good bit of time perusing the site to decide on which word I wanted to highlight. There were several words that came to mind, and would've been lovely as a feature in different areas in my home. Ultimately, I decided on the word "Family" because family is very important to me. We spend a…
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Holiday Gift Guide: Mabel’s Labels

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. From now until 12/30, Mabel's Labels is offering their limited edition Stocking Stuffer Combos and Holiday Return Address Labels! The Stocking Stuffer Combos make the perfect stocking stuffer, party favor, and personalized add-on to other gifts. Best of all, you only pay $30 for 6 sets! The Holiday Return Address Labels are adorable and come in a variety of exclusive limited-edition Holiday designs. Don't miss your chance to shop these great offers! Happy Holidays! For Holiday Gift Cards: Order early…
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Holiday Gift Guide: Artollo.com $100 GC #Giveaway {Ends 11/11}

Disclosure: This is a sponsored Holiday Gift Guide post for and includes a $100 Gift Certificate Giveaway. All thoughts and opinions expressed are solely my own. Holiday Gift Guide: offers some really nice art work at affordable prices, and Free Shipping on All Orders Over $100. I've included my favorite items from each category on their website, so you can get an idea of what they have to offer. Art Prints I'd love to have this hanging in my entryway! Watercolor Prints This one was the hardest for me to choose - there are so many great choices! I'd love…
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Suave Family Perks $50 Walmart GC #Giveaway {CLOSED}

Disclosure: This is a sponsored campaign for Suave Family Perks through Global Influence. All thoughts and opinions expressed are solely my own. We are a Suave family. My kids LOVE the 3 in 1 body wash/shampoo/conditioner and deodorant. They tried the Suave for Men because "We're growing up MOM!" but it didn't have the fruity smell they like, so back to the kids products they went :) They get really dry skin, especially on the tops of their hands during the harsh New England winters, so I keep Suave lotion in all the bathrooms for them to apply after they…
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Book Review: Fearless Joe Dearborne

*This post may contain affiliate links. Purchases made after clicking links in this post help support this site. Thank you!   Book Review: Fearless Joe Dearborne Author: Lisa Mitchell Genre: YA Length: 135 Pages Age Range: 8-12 Grade Level: 2-6 Buy It Now: Amazon Book Description: Some might say he’s courageous, while others would say he’s daring, maybe even a little crazy. But when Joe Dearborne risked his life and ran into a burning building to save a puppy, the local newspaper referred to him as “fearless”—and that’s a pretty big title for a sixth-grader to live up to. Plus,…
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Huggies Snug & Dry #MC

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central for Huggies Snug & Dry and Target. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.   When you have a baby or young child in diapers, the last thing you want to worry about are leaks! You need the babies skin to stay dry to avoid any rashes, and you want the diaper to also contain ALL of the liquid so it doesn't get their bedding, clothes, YOUR clothes, etc wet when they go potty. With three…
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Costumes of the week!

*This post contains affiliate links. Purchases made after clicking links in this post help support this site. Thank you! Each week through Halloween, Buy Costumes is highlighting some of their hottest costumes, and offering them at a temporary reduced price for one week only. Below you will find this week's costumes, and two coupon codes to help you save even more on any purchase made at their site through Oct 31, 2014. Need help finding a specific costume or discount code? Let me know, I'm happy to search through all of the affiliate sites and emails I am getting daily to…
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Nature Made Children’s Vitamins

I received a sample of Nature Made Children’s Vitamins for the purpose of this review. This post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own. As the mother of three boys, it's important to me to make sure that they are getting the nutrients they need each and every day. We carefully monitor their diets and aim to get more than the minimum recommended servings of fruits, vegetables, proteins, etc on a daily basis, but sometimes we still don't hit the mark in each of the important vitamin categories. We have regular visits with the pediatrician, and…
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Holiday Gift Guide: Little Passports Explorer Kit

Holiday Gift Guide: Little Passports Give Them the World with Little Passports **The links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. Thank you! Great gift idea for: Boys or Girls Age Range: World Edition 5-10 years old; USA Edition 7-12 years old. Other countries available. Cost: Plans starts at $, vary between 1 month plans up to 12 month plans. The excitement of holiday gift giving doesn't have to end with the last unwrapped package! Why not treat your little ones to a trip around…
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Costumes of the Week 10/13-10/19!

This post contains affiliate links. Purchases made after clicking links in this post help support this blog. Thank you! Costumes of the week! Each week, Buy Costumes has been sending me emails, with some of their most popular costume ideas to share with you. As the holiday gets closer, some of you might be scrambling for ideas on what to dress up as, so I'll share them with you as I get them. Let me know which is your favorite! Use these discount codes to save on your purchases: 15% off 1 item, use code AFCBC151 Receive $10 Costume Cash…
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Personalized Treat Pails at BuyCostumes – Only $9.99

This post contains affiliate links. Purchases made after clicking links in this post help support this blog. Thank you! Personalized Treat Pails at BuyCostumes - Only $ Send your little trick-or-treaters out on a candy hunt this Halloween with a personalized treat pail from BuyCostumes. Right now, they're on sale for only $ or pair up the treat pail with a 15% off coupon code (use coupon code AFCBC151) and make it only $! Each treat pail can be personalized with your child's name (up to 12 characters). The treat bags are plush, which means they are nice and soft…
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How to Take Your Art into the Next Dimension with Cricut

How to Take Your Art into the Next Dimension with Cricut This is a sponsored post, brought to you today by Cricut. It also contains affiliate links. Purchases made after clicking links in this post help support this blog. Thank you! It started out as a doodle, something small, casually tossed in the margin of your grocery list. But somehow this graphic element took over and before you knew it, it became the decorative element to everything in your world. Unfortunately all those minute details that you added make it virtually impossible to transform it into the third dimension. Not…
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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day #Giveaway {CLOSED}#VeryBadDay

Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post, but may contain affiliate links. Any purchases made after clicking through these links helps support this site.  I've always enjoyed the story Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, and can't wait to see this movie in the theater! I began my college career as an Education Major, and even though I did not end up in the classroom, many of my friends did. The preschool and lower grade elementary teachers love using A Guide for Using Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day in the Classroom to…
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Fall Fashionista #Giveaway {CLOSED} #FashionistaEvents

Disclosure: This is not a compensated post, but does contain affilate links. Purchases made after clicking links in this post help support this blog. Thank you! The Fall Fashionista Giveaway Event is hosted by The Chief Blonde at Still Blonde After All These Years and Katy from    All Fashion! Only FASHION event! Largest Fashion Giveaway event on the internet with $26,000+ in prizes, 100+ participating blogs and 3/4 million entries. Each individual blog has a minimum of $125 prize! The prize at this stop will be a La Totale Large - Navy/Red Medallion from Stella & Dot ARV $118 (If you…
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ProgressOh! Wardrobe Makeover Box #Giveaway {CLOSED} #OhYesYouCan #SoupSeason

Disclosure:  The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills. All thoughts and opinions expressed are solely my own. Progresso is kicking off a fabulous contest, the ProgressOh! Wardrobe Makeover Contest, so Progresso fans can celebrate looking and feeling their best. FOUR lucky winners & three friends each will receive a $1,000 cash card to use for a makeover, and a year long subscription to the POPSUGAR "Must Have Box" monthly delivery program. One of the biggest complaints I hear from friends when discussing healthy eating, is that they often feel like they have to eat bland foods that…
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Halloween Party Ideas

Halloween Party Ideas by Celebrate Express **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links   A Halloween party is so much more than just a few costumes and a couple of bat cupcakes! Haunted house tour, favorite murder mystery re-enactment…there are so many exciting possibilities and Celebrate Express has what it takes to supply them all! Halloween Party Ideas Decor: Setting a festive fright scene starts with a bold table. Start by layering together different patterns, you can make a totally unique party look that's super chic and…
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Holiday Budgeting Tips

As the holiday shopping season approaches, it's time to start making your gift list, so you have a general idea of what type of gift you want to purchase for each recipient. I also find it helpful to set an overall budget, then break that down per person, so you don't overspend and get yourself in financial trouble. Once I have my budget and idea list ready to go, I start watching for sales. I make sure I am signed up for the email subscription lists for stores that I frequent, and when I'm ready to make my purchases, I…
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Decorate for Fall with Sweetworks $500 Sweetworks Candy #Giveaway {CLOSED} #SweetworksFall

This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Sweetworks. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic. To say my kids were exuberant when I opened the very generous package of candy Sweetworks sent me to facilitate this post, would be an understatement. They LOVE this candy, and were thrilled when it arrived. I am helping prepare some table top decorations for a fall harvest event, and some additional decorations for teachers to use in their classrooms. The photo you see above will be the CENTERPIECE setup for each table at the fall…
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