Welcome Winter with a Cozy Book #giveaway

Disclosure: I received this book from Buoyancy PR. Post contains affiliate links; opinions shared are mine.

Winter activities like playing in the snow don’t really appeal to me. Now, reading….yes!  The reviews for Shepherd, Potter, Spy, and the Star Namer by Peggy Miracle Consolver were upbeat and positive, so I can’t wait to check it out.  One lucky reader will win a copy of the paperback book PLUS a $5 Amazon e-gift card.  [Read more…]

How to get Sweet Savings on Crest Whitestrips #pugsandkisses2017 #giveaway

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You guys know how much I love my subscription boxes. It’s fun to get “good” mail, and trying new products is exciting. If you’ve wondered how to save on pricey Crest whitestrips and toothpaste, here’s a tip. Recently I discovered the Amazon beauty sample box and was really impressed! The best part is that the $11.99 cost is CREDITED back to your Amazon prime account when you purchase selected items. Basically, it pays for itself!

The Whitestrips had a $10 off coupon on Amazon, which stacked with the $11.99 credit. Since I was already planning to buy Whitestrips as stocking stuffers, this was a huge savings. I also tried the Crest Whitestrip sample box. It’s only $4.99 and also comes with that awesome credit feature, and it stacked with the other credit PLUS the $10 coupon. So, my total out-of-pocket expense for the $36.xx box of Whitestrips was under $23. That doesn’t include the other samples I received, which were really top-notch as well. Here’s what my final screen looked like (remember, I also got the Crest sample box and used it to buy a twin pack of toothpaste.)

You do have to be a Prime member to take advantage of these sweet savings, so if you don’t already have it, I highly suggest the Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial.

We are gifting one lucky reader with a beauty sample box. (If, for some reason, Amazon doesn’t allow it to be shipped elsewhere, we will substitute a $12 Amazon gift card.) To enter, visit the giveaway form below. The giveaway is open to US readers who live where Prime ships free. Ages 18+, void where prohibited by law. Good luck!

Welcome to the Pugs and Kisses giveaway event! We’re bringing you  This hop is hosted by Savings in Seconds. Be sure to enter the giveaways linked below!



Help your daughter get her head above the waves #giveaway ends 1/29

Disclosure: I am a Tommy Mommy blogger and received book samples. Post contains affiliate links; opinions shared are mine.

If you were riding in the van with us this morning, you would have thought I was mother of the year.  My sweet almost-teen daughter and I were sharing beloved worship songs, listening to each other’s music and talking about old favorites like Rich Mullins.  Every once in a while, my son chimed in with his own thoughts about the songs.  Life isn’t always like that for us — it’s just that right now, my daughter’s head is above the waves of life.  It’s inevitable that more storms will bring waves crashing down upon us…..we don’t expect constant happiness.  For now, though, this is enough.  If you’re struggling with your daughter’s life waves, here are some things that might help. [Read more…]

Bookish Best of 2016 – plus a #giveaway – ends 1/31

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There were many wonderful bookish best moments of 2016 around the Savings in Seconds homestead. Here are a few of the highlights! [Read more…]

Be the friend you wish you had #CravingConnection #giveaway

Disclosure: I am part of the Craving Connection launch team and received products to share; post contains affiliate links.  Opinions shared are mine.

You might remember that my word for 2017 is “Connect.”  Instead of sticking my head in the sand, like I usually do, I’m going to do a better job of serving others in encouragement.  That’s why the Craving Connection (in)courage line from DaySpring is just perfect for me!  If you want to be the friend you wish you had, why not check out the product line?

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Warm up 2017’s Frosty Beginnings with Down Squash Blossom Road by Janet Chester Bly #giveaway ends 1/31

Disclosure: I received the book Down Squash Blossom Raod from the author. Post contains affiliate links; opinions shared are mine.

I hope you’re enjoying this January day, readers.  We’re participating in the Frosty Beginnings Giveaway Hop hosted by MamatheFox is giving away a Robyn Babymel Diaper Bag. Be sure to enter all the giveaways linked at the bottom of the post.  Our giveaway winner will receive a copy of Down Squash Blossom Road from the author, Janet Chester Bly.  [Read more…]

We’re saying Cheers in 2017 with an Ovation Brands giveaway

Disclosure: We received a prize package from Ovation Brands. Opinions shared are mine. Cheers in 2017 to you, too!


Remember America’s most lovable bear in a coat?  He’s being featured in the new “Beary Great” Family Night promotion from the Ovation Brands® portfolio of restaurants- Ryan’s®, HomeTown® Buffet, Old Country Buffet®, Country Buffet®– and Furr’s Fresh Buffet® . The New Years promotion is centered on teddy bears and adventure. We’ve always been impressed with the interactive activities provided during Family Night.  Be sure to visit your local Ovation Brand restaurant every Thursday from 4p.m. to close, with activities taking place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. [Read more…]

The Truth Is Out There X-Files Origins book #giveaway

It’s predicted that we’ll get up to 6 inches of snow in our region this weekend. Thanks to modern science, we’ve been hearing about it for a couple of days. Advance notice made it possible for me to plan ahead. So, this happened.

Disclosure: This is a self-sponsored post, funded by affiliate links like the ones used in this post. Opinions shared are mine.

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#TheBeginnersBible #FlyBy #giveaway Beginner’s Bible

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.   Post contains affiliate links.

Now that my kids are grown, I find myself missing those toddler sweeties.  More kids are not an option, though…..nor do I really want to go through that phase again.  I’ve found the perfect solution, though!  My husband and I get to volunteer in the toddler class every week for Sunday School.  Oh my word, those little ones are so PRECIOUS.  I look forward to that hour in the week!  The littles love to read, read, read so I take all of my review books with them. The Beginner’s Bible is a new favorite!

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Earth Psalms by Francine Rivers + Amazon #Giveaway – ends 1/15

If you’ve ever wanted to cut out the pages of a book and stick them in pretty frames….Earth Psalms is it.

Disclosure: I received this book from Tyndale Blog Network. Post contains affiliate links; opinions shared are mine.

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