Thursday, November 20

$200 Chase Freedom Bonus! #ChristmasShopForFree

I am a total use-my-credit-card-and-pay-it-off-every-month kind of girl.  That way I get all the goodies (the bonuses & cash back) without having to pay any interest.  This is the card I use for my daily stuff and the cash back adds up quickly.  Especially right now, because when you apply for it, you get a $200 sign-up bonus if you spend $500 in 3 months! I am a bit jealous b/c when I signed up, I only got $100... but who's complaining about a free $100?!  You can use it on groceries, Christmas shopping, and I even pay a couple of my bills with it.  You also get an additional $25 back if you add your hubby to the card--or your mom, or any other authorized user.  Plus, there's 0% interest for 15 months.  Awesome!  So go sign up and do some of your Christmas shopping for free!

Wednesday, November 19

Redecorating! A Curtain & Bath Outlet Gift Card Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide

Curtain and Bath Outlet has so many gorgeous products!  I chose to review their Portland Grommet Curtain Panels in blue. My little guy often wakes up with the sunrise and I thought these they'd be perfect to block out that early sunlight, especially because they come in his favorite color.  These curtains have a textured look, give the windows depth, and save energy  (pic coming soon!).  They also block out light, just like I was hoping!  They're super affordable at about $14 each.  Their store also has bedding, bath, rugs, accessories, and furniture.  Definitely a store I'm going to be remembering next time I decide to redecorate!  I would so love a gift card from there for Christmas... which is why I've added them to our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide.

One winner will receive a $25 e-gift card!  Enter below by 11/28 at 11 pm anyone's time.  I'll choose a winner the next morning.

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Special thanks to the wonderful people at Curtain & Bath Outlet for providing me with this review opportunity. 

Tuesday, November 18

$10 Educents Gift Card--Toys, Games, etc. etc. #Free!

Educents is giving out $10 gift cards again! I've used them a few times before and really like them and the deal is real--you don't have to spend any minimum to use the GC. They have lots of printables, educational toys and DVDs, etc. etc.... Could get a free or great deal on a Christmas gift.  Let me know what you find!

Monday, November 17

It's Shoebox Time! Instilling Giving Hearts in Your Children

This week is National Collection Week (November 18-25) for Operation Christmas Child. Along with my children, you can be a part of sending love and joy to children around the world. Every year, my children put together a "shoe box" (we use tupperware containers we buy at Target so the children and their families can reuse them).  My son and daughters love picking out items for their boxes, praying for the children who will get them, and really get so much joy out of blessing other children who don't have much in the way of material things and toys.  It blesses my heart so much to see how excited they get about this!  

It doesn't cost you much to do the Shoe Boxes.  The toys and gifts are small, and you may have unused items or extra gifts around the house that you can put in.  You can see a list of recommended items here, and you can find your nearest drop off location here.  Please think about blessing a child with us this Christmas!

I would like to point out that Operation Christmas Child did not sponsor this post in any way.  It is simply an amazing cause and a wonderful way to instill the spirit of giving into your child's heart!

Sunday, November 16

Brilliant Sky Toys: An Incredible Toy Store and Some Incredible Christmas Gift Ideas! #Giveaway

Congrats to Geneva, the winner of a Brilliant Sky toy!

When I heard about Brilliant Sky Toys, I so wished there was one nearby!  As there isn't, I was still blessed to be able to look through their list of award winning toys, books, and games to get Christmas ideas for my kiddos.   The store has come up with a list of 10 Brilliance Award winners, and my children and I definitely applaud their choices.  I had the opportunity to review 4 of these toys, all of which are wonderful! 

We chose to review the Plus-Plus Mini-Basic (a super cool building set all of my kiddos love. It came with instructions to build SO many things and, once you've got down how they work, they foster so much creativity!), Lottie Dolls (a favorite in our house), Create Your Own Storybook (my daughters love writing and this actually publishes their book!), and the Sew Cute Owl Set (my daughter has been wanting to learn to sew and she absolutely loved this set, and so did I).  I love this selection of toys!

Sewing her Sew Cute Owl

A Plus-Plus Mini Cooper...
...with a guy driving it!

A Plus Plus Fighter Jet!

And here's a video of one of our favorite toys: the "Autumn Leaves Lottie Doll".  I absolutely love Lottie Dolls!  They're so sweet, and so perfect--very original and unique, and a great option over Barbies.  Many of them are scientists, animal lovers, nature girls, and just all out active and charming little ladies.

For the fifth year in a row, parents and grandparents alike can use this brilliant list as a guide for holiday shopping, birthday presents and Thanksgiving homecoming gifts.  The Brilliant Sky chain chooses its Brilliance Award Winners upon quality, the value of open-ended play and the simple beauty of a child's fascination and delight. With the huge variety of toy buying occasions coming up, there’s truly something for everyone represented in this great group of toys. From finger puppets, arts & crafts kits, dolls and building bricks, it’s evident that childhood playtime really hasn't changed that much!

The Top 10 Brilliance Award Winners:

·        Squigz Starter Set (24 pieces)
·        Plus-Plus Mini-Basic (480 pieces)
·        Lottie Dolls
·        Doodle Quest
·        Create Your Own Storybook
·        Super Stadium Baseball Game
·        LoopDeLoom
·        Sew Cute Sets
·        Illustrated Adventure Stories and Illustrated Fairy Tales
·        Paint Your Own Porcelain Bowls

Find out if there's a Brilliant Sky Toys & Books at their store map.  If you get an opportunity to drop by the store and do a little Christmas shopping, please come back and let me know. I'd love to hear all about it!

Special thanks to the wonderful people at KidsStuffPR and Brilliant Sky Toys & Books for providing us with this review and giveaway opportunity.

One of my readers will receive her choice of toy from the Brilliance Awards list!  Enter below by November 14th at 11 pm anyone's time.  I'll choose a winner the next morning.  Best of luck!

You can see all of the Brilliance Award Winners by clicking here.  Which toy from the list would your child like best? 

Saturday, November 15

Free Graze Box for My Readers! Includes Free Shipping, too!

Today, I tried my first Graze Box.  It was delicious--filled with scrumptious, healthy snacks.  Each and every one of my readers receives her first Graze Box free. Just use my link and you'll pay $0.  If you don't want to keep receiving the boxes, go into your account and cancel your subscription after you receive your first box.  It's very simple!  You even get to select the kinds of snacks that sound best to you--ours were so delicious!  We received popcorn, strawberries, blueberries, cranberry slices, pistachios, little vanilla wafer cookies, and others I know I'm forgetting.  Let me know if you sign up. :)

Friday, November 14

Winter Coat #Giveaway! Win a Cozy, Pretty Cape Coat from OASAP has so many pretty coats!  And they want to "cover you up for warmth" this season.  There are 2 you can pick from for this giveaway: the brown reindeer cape coat or the black and white houndstooth coat

Just comment below with which one of coats you like best along with your e-mail addy.  Giveaway will end on Nov. 22nd at 4:15 pm--exactly 8 days from today.  I'll choose a winner that evening who will receive her fave.  In the meantime, have a very blessed week!


Sign up for your OASAP account here.
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Special thanks to the wonderful people at OASAP for making this giveaway possible!

Tuesday, November 11

Free Rocks Box Jewelry Subscription for Everyone! With Free Shipping

I just ordered my first Rocks Box and paid absolutely nothing.  Obviously, I've been in a subscription box mood lately--they are so fun!   The best thing is, there are no obligations and it's very simple to login to your account and cancel in the blink of an eye and never be billed.  Just use my link and your first box and shipping total will be $0.  Let me know if you decide to try it out!


Take the style survey and tell your stylist what kind of jewelry you want to wear
Get 3 pieces of designer jewelry handpicked for you to wear around town! Keep and flaunt your gems as long as you want
Swap out your Rocksbox set whenever you are ready for something new - or buy anything you love at 20% off.