Stocking Stuffers still bring a smile after Christmas

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Now that Christmas is officially over, it’s time for me to focus on 2015 shopping.  My kids have their birthdays in the spring. Work is very busy in the spring so I like to get their birthday shopping finished well in advance.  Finding discounts and clearance items at the after-Christmas sales is fun and budget-friendly.  I stash away the gifts so that I’m prepared when an occasion arises!  One item I will be looking for is the Markwin’s Holiday Stocking Stuffers that are available at Walmart.  These affordable sets include beauty products in bright colors that teens will love.  We received the #FLASHMOB URBAN NAILS collection.  

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One for me, one for you – I love that kind of shopping!

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I am all about the “buy something for myself” while I’m Christmas shopping.  I used to feel guilt about that syndrome.  It seemed so frivolous to buy myself something when the shopping trip was supposed to be for gift-buying.  The thing is that I tend to buy people things I want for myself as gifts.  So when I’m wrapping it, the whole time I’m wishing that someone would gift it to me!  Then I decided that someone CAN gift it to me….. ME!!!

Awesome scarf - $23 shipped!!

This scarf with sleeves is adorable – I want it in every color!!  It is $23 shipped, just right for a girlfriend gift. I ordered beige but they also have red and black.

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Save $150 on the Canon EOS Rebel T5i at Best Buy #HintingSeason

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It’s the Hinting Season and my husband has been laying it on thick.  He’s so sweet, though, because his hinting is really for me!!   We’ve gone through some painfully long photo sessions where I had to take and retake photos due to blurry images or poor lighting.  My husband insists that we purchase the Canon EOS Rebel T5i.  He’s been checking it out for weeks.  I’m pretty excited because we can now save $150 by getting this at Best Buy! This offer is valid from 12/7/14 through 12/20/14.

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Movies to add to our family DVD library #sponsored

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Excuse the stack on top of my DVD player.  As you can see, we watch a lot of movies.

Although we have cable and Wi-Fi, with hundreds of channels and websites, there is not always a family-friendly show on television for us.  We closely monitor what our children see and hear.  My husband and I believe that it’s our parental responsibility to protect the innocence of our children, which includes the content that we introduce to their brains.  When the TV is on at our home, it’s usually turned to a documentary or a Veggie Tales cartoon.  In fact, even as I type this my husband and 5-year-old son are watching a mini-series on wildlife in China.  We also like to have an assortment of DVDs to play in the van or to take on trips with us.  Family Christian has great prices on DVDs that reinforce strong family values.   [Read more…]

Feel the Difference in more-T toothbrushes #NaturallyHealthy

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Brushes that bring smiles for Christmas #giftguide

Bling toothbrush - makes a great stocking stuffer! #giftguide Disclosure: I received product samples. Opinions shared here are 100% mine.

With all the candy and other sweet treats my kids consume at Christmastime, it’s a no-brainer to include a cool toothbrush in their stockings.  There’s nothing exciting about plain old brushes; however, the options on this gift guide are nothing ordinary! [Read more…]

Tell me about your phone case!

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Tell me about your phone case!

For several years I’ve been using my trusty Blackberry. At the time, it was glorious to be able to check my email and surf the web.  Like any other technology, though, it soon became obsolete.  It was difficult to update the apps.  Many of the apps I wanted to use were not available.  I’ve gone through three batteries and it still wouldn’t stay charged.  This month, my husband finally convinced me to get an iPhone.   I was very excited about the new phone because we already have so many apps linked on my iTunes account, so it was a breeze to just upload them on my phone.  It’s nothing fancy (just the 8 GB) but it’s a huge upgrade for me.  After getting my phone set up, the first thing on my to-do list was check Zazzle for a new iPhone cover!

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