Carter’s 150th Birthday Sweepstakes – Enter to Win (2) $150 Gift Cards!

Carter’s 150th Birthday Sweepstakes

I participated in a Blog Blast Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Carter’s. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Carter's has been one of our favorite kid's clothing brands ever since my son was a baby. He's too old to wear the clothes now, but thankfully my five-year-old twin girls aren't! We love that Carter's clothing is high-quality, … [Read more...]

Four Components You Must Include In Your Retirement Statement

Retirement Statement

If you are handling your retirement investment on your own, this might be the millionth website you've visited seeking assistance. Retirement funds are very important and involve decades of effort. Therefore, you must ensure that everything is done right. Referring to various sources -- both on and offline -- can make you more overwhelmed than you already are but you've come to … [Read more...]

Create Custom School Supplies & More with Zazzle

Customize School Supplies with Zazzle

There's so much to love about back-to-school clothes and school supplies, meeting new friends, learning new things...the list goes on. Pretty much the only thing I dislike about it is having to label all of my kids' school supplies. My son is in middle school, so he doesn't have too many things to label, but my twin girls are a whole different story. They started … [Read more...]

6 Easy Ways to Protect Your Credit


Did you know that you should be checking your credit score at least once a year? With an increase in identity theft in recent years, it is crucial that you check to make sure that your identity hasn’t been compromised. There are a number of websites that offer free credit score reports and educational tips to help you prevent and safeguard your identity. I would take advantage … [Read more...]

Caramel Macchiato Cream Soda

Caramel Macchiato Cream Soda

My day officially starts when I am able to sit down and enjoy a cup of hot coffee. The sooner this happens, the better! I'm usually pretty grumpy until I have my cup of joe (hey, at least I can admit it!). Most of the time I enjoy my coffee with a little half & half cream and stevia, but lately I've been treating myself to Caramel Macchiato flavored creamer from … [Read more...]

Save Money with Flipp + The Best Free Apps for Back to School & $50 GC Giveaway

The Best Free Back-to-School Apps for Students & Parents

Back to school it or hate it? It seems like most people I know either really like it or absolutely dread it. There's not too many who feel indifferent. So where do you stand? I'm one of those people who loves it! I always liked school growing up and now that my kids are in school, I think it's fun to shop for new clothes and supplies. The only thing I don't like … [Read more...]

Prepare for School with Puffs Minions Tissues + 5 Tips to Make the Transition to School Easier

Tips to Make the Transition to School Easier

All three of my kids have officially started school. I'm not sure if I should be excited or sad that summer has come to a close. My son started 8th grade last week and my twin girls started Kindergarten yesterday. I'm feeling mixed emotions about it being my son's last year of middle school and my girls' first year of elementary school. It's definitely bittersweet. I may or may … [Read more...]

Save on School Supplies with Retale + 5 Back-to-School Shopping Tips

Save on School Supplies with Retale

It's officially back-to-school season! While the transition can be fun and exciting, it can also be stressful. It's always hard to adjust to earlier bedtimes, pick-up lines, homework and the added expense that goes along with starting a new school year. Buying school supplies can really add up if you have more than one child in school. This year my twin girls will be starting … [Read more...]

Save 15% on iTunes Gift Cards at Lowes + $25 GC Giveaway

Save on iTunes Gift Cards at Lowes

As you do your back-to-school shopping, you may want to check out this awesome deal at Lowe's Hardware Stores. Now through 8/30, you can save 15% on iTunes $25, $30, $50 and $100 gift cards. An iTunes Gift Card would make an awesome teacher gift or you could buy one to treat yourself or your kids! It would be perfect for downloading educational games to supplement your kids' … [Read more...]

Join Me at the #CansGetYouCooking Twitter Party for Recipes & Prizes!

#CansGetYouCooking Twitter Party

I can't believe it's already time for the kids to head back to school. Life is about to get a little more crazy! The start of a new school year means the return of carpools, homework, after-school activities, parent-teacher conferences and, ultimately, less time to think about dinner. But the good news is, with the help of the canned foods in your pantry -- or your "Cantry" -- … [Read more...]