Home for the Holidays Giveaway Hop #HomeHolidays CLOSED

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Welcome to the Home for the Holidays giveaway--savingsinseconds.com

Welcome to the Home for the Holidays Giveaway Hop, hosted by So Easy Being Green and Viva Veltoro!

It’s almost Christmas, can you believe it?!  The stockings are hung on the mantle, the smell of baking cookies fills your home, and giveaways are waiting to be won. I’ve teamed up with a great group of bloggers that want to  help you feel at home for the holidays. The Home for the Holidays Giveaways are all centered around the perfect products for your home.  From decorative gifts to appliances each blogger has something for your home!   Hop around to each giveaway and be sure to enter to win the Grand Prize for this event too!  The hosts have secured a wonderful prize package worth $1,000 to include a Sebo X4 Upright Vacuum from from Allergy Buyers Club, a 5×8 Mohawk Rug {of Winner’s Choice}, and a $75 Gift Certificate to WallsNeedLove.com.   So Easy Being Green, Viva Veltoro, the Blogging Mamas Network, and the Home for the Holidays participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.

 Our sponsors for this event are Upside Down Games and Red Cup Living.  One lucky winner will receive the YOGA! Spinner game and 8 Red Cup Living cups (18 oz.)  for a total retail value of approximately $68.

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More gift ideas to add to your weekend shopping trip + giveaway!

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Safari Ltd. helps you stuff the stockings.  savingsinseconds.com

Several products that we had the opportunity to review in December would be on my top list for stocking stuffers. Let me share some of them with you! You can add them your weekend shopping trip list.

For the person on your list who’s always wanted to make a trip to the Holy Land, consider gifting the book Pilgrimage by Lynn Austin. [Read more…]

Gifts for friends of your children — what do you buy?

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Lovable Labels helps you stuff the stockings.  savingsinseconds.com

Before this year my 9 year old daughter was never really interested in exchanging gifts with any of her friends.  Her class usually adopts a “Christmas angel” and we focus our gift-giving on purchasing toys or items for that child.  This year, however, she asked if she could give some of her friends a gift.  The problem was that she couldn’t really decide what to give them.  I suggested that she make bracelets for them using her loom kit.  She said they already have looms of their own.  What about a pretty lip balm or holiday lotion?  No, she decided, they might not want to use those.  In the end, these are the items she’ll be giving her friends.  She’s very excited about giving these gifts.  I”m glad that she was able to find something that she’ll be proud to give. [Read more…]

Tongue-In-Cheek Table Decor For Your Holiday Party @RedCupLiving

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Red Cup Living is sure to get a chuckle out of your holiday guests.  savingsinseconds.com There are times when buying the red plastic cups at the store seems to be the right thing to do. It’s tempting to hand everyone a cup and a Sharpie, have them write their name on the outside of the cup, and call it a day when I get to throw those cups in the trash can. Unfortunately that leaves Mother Earth shaking her head at me and no one wants that.  When Red Cup Living contacted me about reviewing their product line, I got a good chuckle out of the site.  After teaching middle school for 16 years, there’s not a lot that I haven’t seen.  Well, reusable cups that look like the plastic ones from the store would make that list.   These cups really do look like the real thing, only they are completely better.  For one thing, they’re dishwasher safe.  That’s a must around here, especially when we have company over!   These cups are also BPA-free.  That’s always a bonus.  Besides, they would bring a whole new element to the Cup Song.

Santa would love to drink his milk from these reusable earth-friendly cups -- Red Cup Living featured on savingsinseconds.com

Just because I’m a fan of the iconic red cup doesn’t mean you have to stick with that style. [Read more…]

Eiffel Tower Jewelry from Korbella is on Santa’s Top Ten list!

Check out this beautiful Parisian bracelet from Korbella -- own a piece of the Eiffel Tower!  savingsinseconds.com

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Santa's Top 10 List: Korbella Eiffel Tower jewelry -- featured on savingsinseconds.com


There are some things that even Santa has a hard time giving for Christmas.  The Eiffel Tower would be on that list.  However, thanks to Korbella, we have the chance to own a unique piece of history.  Each piece of Korbella jewelry contains an authentic piece of the Eiffel Tower.  The source of the piece is a segment of the spiral staircase that was removed from the Tower approximately 20 years ago.  When Korbella’s supply is exhausted, production of this jewelry will stop.  See the sense of urgency?!  Now check out the jewelry.  Be still my heart!

Korbella jewelry featured on savingsinseconds.com -- Love Paris?  This is a must get! [Read more…]

Gift Card Giveaway featuring Thanks Mama toys

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Enter to win a $25 Thanks Mama gift card in the Gift Card Giveaway Hop -- savingsinseconds.com

Welcome to the Gift Card Giveaway Hop– an event  hosted by Planet Weidknecht and LeahSay’s Views.  This giveaway hop runs from December 2-10, 2013 and features only gift cards.  What a great treat for the holidays and you don’t even have to worry about calories.  Unless, of course, you sit and snack while you enter giveaways like I do.  Ooops.

At Savings in Seconds, you have the chance to win a $25 gift card to Thanks Mama. [Read more…]

Santa’s Little Helpers Giveaway featuring Mark-My-Time Digital Bookmarks

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Enter the Santa's Little Helper giveaway at Savingsinseconds.com -- ends 12/16

Welcome to the Santa’s Little Helper Giveaway Hop!  This event begins December 2 and is hosted by Viva Veltoro and So Easy Being Green.  You only have until December 16 to enter, so get busy!   Everyone can use a little help around the Holidays, so for this event I’ve teamed up with over 50 other bloggers to be Santa’s Little Helper… giving away prizes that anyone would want to see under the tree! You might find the perfect gift for a little one on your list – or even for yourself. That’s always nice, right?  So what are you waiting for?  Hop around to all the blogs including the GRAND PRIZE, on the linky at the bottom of this post!

Merry Christmas! [Read more…]

Jingle Jam Giveaway Hop featuring Hallmark and Wee Ones

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Enter the Jingle Jam giveaway at savingsinseconds.com With all of the present shopping, dinner cooking, and the crazier-than-fun holiday chaos, why not relax with a nice giveaway hop? Cheap Is The New Classy and Saving More Than Me  are the hosts of The 2nd Annual Jingle Jam Giveaway Hop. This event takes place from December 1st-15th!

The Grand Prize For This Event Is A Wonder Rug in Pebble From Loloi Rugs!

One winner will get a 5×8 Wonder Rug from Loloi Rugs in Pebble with a $439 ARV.    I’m thrilled to share two fun gift-giving ideas with you this holiday.  My suggestion is to order the delightful gifts you find NOW and if you win, they can be a bonus gift for you!! [Read more…]

Shopping at Best Buy means I can get gifts for the whole family #bbyHoliday13 @BestBuyWOLF

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.

Finding the perfect gift for someone is a challenge that I relish! I love shopping for gifts for my friends and family. There was a time when holiday shopping really got me into the Christmas spirit. The lights, laughter, and general lovingkindness of people had me smiling from ear to ear as I purchased the gifts my family members would love. Now that my schedule is a bit busier, I don’t often have time to travel from store to store. It’s important that I can find the right gifts at the right price all in one place whenever possible. Best Buy gives me the chance to do that! They have over 100 exclusive items for the holiday season, so I know that my gifts will be unique and appreciated. Since I’m pretty ignorant about how to use most techie stuff, I depend on the knowledgeable Blue Shirts and Geek Squad Agents for help. They’re always friendly and willing to assist little old me! With Best Buy’s Low Price Guarantee, I never have to worry about going to four different stores to get the best deal. After all, it IS called Best Buy for a reason!

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The best bows are worn in pretty hair

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The best bows are worn in pretty hair -- Wee Ones featured on savingsinseconds.com If you have a little girl in your life, you’ve just got to invest in some hair pretties.  It’s a must.  There is much to be said for tomboys, but a girl can still climb trees with a pink bow in her ponytail.  Trust me on this.  My daughter has always wanted short hair because she hated when her hair got caught in tree limbs or brushed the ground when she was upside down on the monkey bars.  It’s also a requirement that the bows have a good grip so they don’t fall out when aforementioned tomboy twirls full-force on the tire swing.  As a mom, my best bet is to go with a heavy duty bow like Wee Ones.  Thanks to the Wee Ones No Slip Grip, these bows have a kung fu vice-grip on hair.  Somehow they also look amazing.  These are the equivalent of black stiletto boots with a designer leather jacket.  Tough and gorgeous at the same time.   [Read more…]