#RecycleYourPeriodPad and get the house clean! $2 Printable coupon

Did you know that, for every 3 women, 1 of them is very likely to experience Light Bladder Leakage (LBL) at some point in her life? When Poise asked me to share this sponsored post with you, it reminded me that a great percentage of you probably suffer from LBL discomfort.  Here’s a printable coupon to save you a bit of money…. see if the Poise product works well for you!   LBL is a daunting threat from Mother Nature.  That woman may have had children, gained weight, or suffered from an illness that caused the onset of the LBL.  Chances are good that she also hides the problem from her friends, thinking that they won’t understand. Many of those women use period pads to manage LBL when they should be using Poise! Poise wants you to #RecycleYourPeriodPad and stay clean with their pads and liners.  [Read more…]

Summer Project: Update Your Greeting Card Stash #PutYourHeartToPaper

Update Your Greeting Card Stash #LoveHallmark #giveaway savingsinseconds.com

Yay for summer!  Yay for the time to actually tackle some of those things that have been on my to-do list since before my kids were born.  I’m terribly guilty of planning to do something all summer long, then realizing on August 1 that I never even started the list.  This summer, I’m determined to do better.  Even if I have to document the list right here on my site!  Chances are good that you have the same to-do list, so let’s accomplish it together.  Hallmark sent me a fabulous mix of awesome cards for Mother’s Day.  From funny to heartfelt, you can count on Hallmark to have high-quality greetings waiting for you to send to someone special. [Read more…]

What to read this weekend + giveaway

Ready for another giveaway? Here are a few new titles for you to check out, plus a chance to win one!  The books were sent to me for review; this post contains affiliate links. Of course, these are just my opinions!  If you’re wondering what to read this weekend, I hope you’ll consider reading one of these.

When Grace Sings book review  #LitfuseReads savingsinseconds.com [Read more…]

A Love Like Ours by Becky Wade – book review

My to-be-read list is quite full this month since we wrapped up school. I was out of town for several days when we took the 6th graders on a camping trip.  Being at a camp with 240 6th graders isn’t really conducive to reading a relaxing novel.  So when I got home and recovered, it was time to play catch up. Just so you know, I received this books to review. The post may contain affiliate links; opinions shared are mine.  I had been reading this cute romance by Becky Wade – A Love Like Ours – and bookmarked it just before we left for camp.  We’d been basically living out of the van for a few weeks in between school, the ball field, and home, so I thought the book was in the car.  After a frantic search for it, I finally found it on the kitchen counter.  Sigh.  You know it’s a good book when there’s a frantic search for it, right?   A Love Like Ours - book review savingsinseconds.com [Read more…]

Heart Sisters – Be The Friend You Want to Have book review


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There’s something so cherished about a true heart sister. It’s not blood that binds, nor is it a family name. What really joins friends is an authentic, healthy and holy boundary that enables women to connect with each other. I have been so lucky to have many heart sisters in my life. From those who spent countless hours with me during college, to those who share the same classroom spaces, to those who put up with me during long car rides….those heart sisters are beyond just friends. They are the women who pray for me, cheer for me, and cry with me. The most important lesson I’ve learned from these wonderful women is how to be a friend.
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What to read this weekend + Giveaway

Disclosure: I received these books and CDs to review. Links might be my affiliate account; opinions shared are mine.

School is officially out for us, which means we need to officially start packing for the big move!  Down time might be hard to find. Here’s what to read to make the most of your spare moments!

To Win Her Favor book review  @TameraAlexander

To Win Her Favor (A Belle Meade Plantation Novel) has the delicious savor of a blue-blood’s five course meal. [Read more…]

Technology in the classroom doesn’t stop for the summer #BestBuyEducationEntry

Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. 

$25K #BestBuyEducationEntry Technology doesn't stop for the summer @BestBuy@BestBuyEdu

This year, the school system where I teach launched a massive new 1-to-1 initiative. This means that every student in our middle school will have a personal laptop to use at home and at school.  In January, the initiative was launched with the 6th graders that I teach. Every student received a personal laptop; the students carried the device to and from school each day. They even get to keep the laptop over the summer!  Technology in the classroom doesn’t stop for the summer.  Instead, students can extend learning into the summer months by reading ebooks, accessing online educational support, and participating in school-related discussion boards.  I’m so excited about the way that technology is shaping today’s classroom!  Technology partners such as Best Buy can provide valuable advice and service for those who need technology support.  The Best Buy for Business (BBFB) Education Program helps IT professionals in the education sector to create technology-rich classrooms.   [Read more…]

MEV Bible is great to read as a family – #giveaway

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Enter to win a hardcover copy of the MEV Bible #giveaway ends 6/2

I’m thrilled to share this MEV Bible with you. A few weeks ago on a giveaway form, I asked what you would like to see more of. Several readers responded that you’d like to see another Bible giveaway. When Family Christian made this one available, I knew you’d love it! In December, I shared several types of Bibles and suggestions for choosing the right one to suit your needs. The MEV Bible represents a more user-friendly transition from the King James Version to the Modern English language. Without changing the scriptural context, this version expanded my understanding of the Bible with its colorful maps and a concordance. Cross-referenced verses are listed in the center column of each page, so that they’re not easily overlooked. I especially liked the fact that the Bible is slim enough to fit in a purse or handled carrier. [Read more…]

What to do with the homemade laundry detergent that didn’t work out

What to do with homemade laundry wash that didn't work out?

After my favorite natural laundry wash site stopped selling their product, I decided to give homemade laundry soap a try.  My first batch smelled amazing, but the formula was a bit too harsh for sensitive skin.  Our whole family itched and scratched until I finally conceded.  I’ve since found a recipe that works for us, but what to do with all that extra detergent that didn’t work out?  Here’s how I’ve been using it!  [Read more…]

#HelloSummer $25 Family Christian certificate giveaway + If I Plug My Ears book review

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Family Christian is a great resource for all things summer. Whether you’re looking for a great read, a new short sleeve t-shirt, or a cool water bottle, you can find it online or at one of their many nationwide stores! One lucky reader will win a $25 Family Christian appreciation certificate. How would you spend it? One book you might consider snagging is If I Plug My Ears, God Can’t Tell Me What To Do. [Read more…]