Attention nursing moms – FREE reusable pads

This month, the cloth diaper giveaway was one of the most popular posts.  The free Ruffle Bums post continues to be one of the most visited, so when I saw this email I thought of you guys!    If you’re in need of reusable breast pads, use code ENJOYBP to get $35 off your total, which equals to 10 pairs completely FREE.  Note that they come in packs of 2 pairs, so you will want to put 5 sets in your cart to equal 10 pairs.   I did a test run to see if it works (my “girls” are out of order, so no need for those here anymore.)  You do have to pay shipping and handling, which totaled $12.95 for me.  The code can be used more than once to place multiple orders.   On Amazon, pairs of plain breast pads run about $2 per pair, so this is  a good savings.

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Home Ownership for Military Families

This post is brought to you by Navy Federal Credit Union. The opinions shared here are 100% mine.

Go ahead, call me an Army Brat.  I’m proud of the time that my father and stepdad served in the armed forces.   My dad was in the army (that’s how he met my mom in Okinawa!) and my stepdad served, too.   During my childhood, we bought groceries at the commissary and shopped at the PX.  My mom set up a savings account for me at the Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, which is an account I still use today.  My stepfather arranged for us to have USAA membership as well.  We’re very grateful for the benefits we’ve enjoyed through my family’s military service.   The military insurance helped me get my wisdom teeth taken out and paid for my acne cream.  If you’re a military family, you might wonder what kind of programs are available to help you purchase a home.  I’m excited that Navy Federal Credit Union asked me to share this information with you today.  I hope it helps you to take advantage of the savings to which military families have access.

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Wild Iris Ridge by RaeAnne Thayne : Book tour and review

Wild Iris Ridge book tour and review at

If you haven’t had enough book romance this summer, you’ve come to the right place.  Wild Iris Ridge by RaeAnne Thayne is an adult contemporary romance. I received the book to review.  Now, I wasn’t sure what “adult contemporary” was supposed to be, but I realized that these are the books I’ve been reading all along.  Think Jodi Picoult, Gillian Flynn, and Emily Giffin.  Wild Iris Ridge has the sweet down-home feel of a book like the Mitford series I loved 15 years ago.   When Lucy comes home to Hope’s Crossing, she has a bee in her bonnet about starting a bed & breakfast.  Right up my alley!  Her old flame Brendan is also going through a crossroads of sorts, having lost his wife and learning to raise his two kids on his own.  Both characters needed a little TLC to get them running smoothly again.  Oh, and I should mention that Brendan is the fire chief.  Always a good thing for a book boyfriend.

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Are You #Noseblind? Check out how we did! Giveaway

This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Febreze. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.

You’ve probably been in a house that had a certain “smell” (smoke, pet odor, or cooking smells) that the homeowner seemed not to notice.  You might have seen the Febreze Noseblind commercials on TV and wondered if they could really be true.  I’m here to tell you that they are!   Even when the smell is offensive to someone else, the homeowner may be completely oblivious.  This phenomenon is referred to as “noseblindness” and it can happen to the best of us!   Just as one might become accustomed to the sound of airplanes flying overhead, or the sight of a certain mailbox in the yard, the scent of our own natural habitat (our house) can become undetectable because we stop noticing it.    [Read more...]

You never know what you’re going to see in Tennessee

A few days ago, the Savings in Seconds fam was driving around trying to decide where to head for dinner.  We were all a little bit crabby and fussy from a long day together.  I got a call from my mother-in-law who wanted to tell me about the nephew who is headed off to college this fall. Hearing the phone ring is like the neighborhood all-dogs alert if a car alarm goes off.  My kids start clamoring for my attention as soon as they hear the ringtone.  This is my life on pretty much any occasion I need to be on the phone:

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Christmas Book giveaway! Win $10 Amazon code – INT

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Welcome to the Christmas Book giveaway!  This event is hosted by I Am A Reader Not A  Writer.   For some reason, it was very difficult for me to choose a prize for this giveaway.  I just couldn’t decide which book to give away!  So I decided to self-sponsor a gift card for the winner to select a Christmas book.  This post contains my affiliate link.

Would you choose a children’s book like How The Grinch Stole Christmas? Or perhaps a Christmas romance? But if you wanted to purchase National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation DVD, I wouldn’t blame you. [Read more...]

When was the last time you got an outfit for $5 shipped?

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I’m all about the subscription boxes.  Birchbox, BeautyBox5, and Orange Glad make my mailbox happy every month.  My biggest downfall, though, is boutique clothing.  I looooooovvvveee cute clothes for kids!  I was a fan of Mini Boden and Matilda Jane long before those brands were household words.  Now that it’s so affordable to shop online for kids’ clothing, I’m especially interested in trying something new.    Yesterday I clicked on another blogger’s link to check out FabKids and have been back to the site at least 3 times.  I just can’t get over the great deals!   Even if you don’t have kids, you need to bookmark this site — it would be great for gift-giving if you have little people in your life! 

Here’s the outfit I got for my son.  I had him pick out what he wanted.  I’m super excited to get him an outfit for fall for mere pocket change.  Less than $5 shipped for a cool tee and jeans?  Couldn’t believe it until I got the email confirmation!

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Summer Heat Giveaway featuring Spicy Shelf

I received product samples; the opinions shared here are 100% mine.

Summer Heat giveaway at

Welcome to the Summer Heat Giveaway Hop.  Thanks to Planet Weidknecht and LeahSay’s Views for hosting this event!   From July 21-21, 2014, make sure you visit all the blogs on the linky list below and enter to win all their prizes!

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Guard Your ID from identity thieves — plus DISCOUNT

At home, you’re vigilant about shredding bank statements and credit card offers.  At work, you tear papers in pieces so no one will be able to piece them together.  But what about other places?  Are you as careful when you’re on vacation?  This is the main area where I’m a bit lax on my identity protection.    When we purchased identity theft protection, we were told that children’s IDs are more often stolen because the data doesn’t get checked on a regular basis.  When a child applies for college or a first job, it can result in the discovery of a stolen ID that can take years to clean up.  What a headache!  There are simple fixes to help you avoid such disaster.  [Read more...]

Planning Your Disney Trip Makes It MORE Relaxing


Planning your Disney trip -- start here.

You might not have realized that there are different types of vacations.  At least, I didn’t know this until I went to Disney.  Sure, you might check out TripAdvisor for some restaurant or hotel suggestions before you head to the beach.  You might even browse some apps to find local entertainment options.  Most people, though, don’t spend a lot of time planning the actual days of their trip.  If you’re headed to Disney *especially if it’s your first trip* let me implore you to take the time to plan.  Disney definitely has a learning curve; ask anyone who has been there and they’re likely to give you a bazillion tips and hints.  It really can be overwhelming.  Our family had a downright awful, exhausting first trip.  Yet we persevered and have visited several times since.  Each trip gets better than the last!  Let me share our mistakes and successes with you.

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