Old Factory candles review

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My husband and I have a running joke about gift-giving. When in doubt, we give candles. Everyone can use a fragrance pick-me-up in their home!  It’s often difficult to pick just one scent, which is one reason why I loved this trio from Old Factory.  Exclusively found on Amazon, these candles come in sets of 3.  They’re hand-poured in the USA and are just the right size for gift-giving.  You don’t have to commit to burning this candle forever and ever, although they are supposed to be very long burning!  They’re made from natural soy wax and come in a dozen theme-related sets.   I chose the Winter Wonderland theme which gave me one each of the Hot Cocoa, Roasted Chestnut, and First Snow scents.  [Read more…]

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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Welcome to the Naturally Healthy Giveaway Hop, hosted by Happy Mothering, Easy Green Mom and Brittleby’s Corner through the Green Moms Network! To help you keep healthy naturally this winter, our members are offering giveaways to help you prevent and treat potential ailments. After entering my giveaway, be sure to hop around and enter all of the other giveaways listed on the linky at the bottom of this post for your chance to win more naturally healthy giveaways! Our sponsor for the giveaway is more-T[Read more…]

You don’t have to wait until Cyber Monday

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I’m so excited that many stores are offering Cyber Weekend deals — offers that save your hard-earned dollars all weekend long.  We were with family for Thanksgiving and exhausted most of our holiday budget on travel expenses, so there wasn’t any left to take advantage of Black Friday deals.  Even though we didn’t get out to shop, there are lots of many sales going on via the web.  I love checking out Amazon’s Cyber Monday deals.  I added a few to my wishlistplan to buy some of  them before Christmas hits!

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You don’t have to wait until Cyber Monday for these deals from Lovable Labels. My favorite deal is the Stocking Stuffer set which is $10 for 3 sets. [Read more…]

Affordable luxury gifts for Christmas #giftguide

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Whatever your Christmas budget, there are times when you want to give something really special while staying within your means.  Here are some gift ideas that feel extravagant without going overboard.

Natasha’s Just Brittle is an affordable luxury for the person who loves decadent, unusual treats.  [Read more…]

LG OLED Holiday Gifts at Best Buy Make the Season Bright

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A few weeks ago, our TVs stopped working. We pay our bills online and hadn’t read the letters sent from the cable company informing us that cable access would only be provided through a box for each individual TV. You can imagine the arguments that ensued when each member of the family wanted to justify their show preference to dominate the one television that worked! My sweet husband went to bed early several nights because his beloved bedroom television no longer aired his favorite show, Oak Island. He’s a hardworking man and easily earned this one little pleasure; TV gives him a chance to unwind. This year, he absolutely deserves the LG OLED TV from Best Buy. [Read more…]

Tell me about your phone case!

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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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Heading out for the holidays? Consider these for a Hostess Gift

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My sister in law has a wonderful tradition in her family.  Each child receives a set of Christmas dishes throughout their teen years so that when they’re ready to establish their own home, they have special serving pieces to pull out for the holidays.  I thought my children would enjoy seeing special holiday plates but didn’t want to invest a lot of money into hard-to-find pieces.  I was so excited to find Create UR Plate which allows users to design and customize reusable decals for any occasion. Warning: give yourself plenty of time to play on this site because it’s addictive!  Here is a set of plates I ordered today:

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Stuff the stockings for crafty friends

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If you’re thinking about doing a homemade Christmas this year, why not learn a new trick and surprise everyone? If you’ve always made shell frames or canned jelly, everyone will be expecting to receive a wrapped version of your specialty.  This year it’s time to really WOW your family with your crafty side.  It’s not too late to learn a new skill.  Check out Craftsy for online classes that you can watch on your own time.  Whether it’s knitting, crochet, embroidery, or baking up a sweet treat, you can learn how to do it at Craftsy.   [Read more…]