SCJohnson Thanksgiving Trivia Contest #SCJThanks + $5 Mastercard offer #sponsored

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If you’re a trivia junkie, this is your chance to put your skills to the test.   You could even win prizes!  Thanks to Dailybreak, 5 DAILY giveaway winners will snag a year’s worth of SC Johnson products.   While you’re there, watch some funny videos. Plus, if you upload a receipt for participating SC Johnson products, you’ll get a $5 Mastercard®.  I love letting my money and useless trivia facts work for me! [Read more…]

Holiday Cards your life can actually deal with + PayPal #giveaway #ad

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Last year I went through the whole portrait studio process and ordered 100 photo cards. We waited for an hour for them to be printed (which I thought was pretty fast) and I took them home. Since it was just September, the cards went right into the office cabinet….where they still sit to this day. That’s right, I have 100 photo cards from last year that were never mailed. Why? The reasons are many….never got around to stuffing the envelopes, addressing the envelopes, or mailing them.  Why didn’t anyone tell me about Minted?  Don’t worry, friend  I’ve got the details about holiday cards for you!  [Read more…]

Our favorite Lovable Labels – 30% off everything + #giveaway ends 10/24

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We’ve been fans of Lovable Labels for years.  Their products are durable, colorful, and so practical!  In celebration of their 14th birthday, we thought it would be the perfect time to highlight our favorite Lovable Labels products.  Get 30% off your purchase through 10/24!  Don’t forget to enter the giveaway below, too. [Read more…]

7D Dark Ride Adventure at The Island in Pigeon Forge, TN #TheIslandPF

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We enjoyed a fun afternoon at The Island in Pigeon Forge during our recent Gatlinburg camping trip.  In fact, we enjoyed it so much we went back the next day!  We landed at The Island by happy accident, since I’d purchased Groupon package for the 7D Dark Ride Adventure.  We saw The Great Smoky Wheel and couldn’t wait to get there.   [Read more…]

Tyndale Rewards updates bring more ways to earn free books

Tyndale Rewards supplies me with free books on a regular basis.  After I read them and share them with my little circle of reader friends, the freebie books get sent off to my grandmother, who loves to read clean romantic fiction.  Those free books really get a workout!  The great thing about this program is that you don’t have to be a blogger to reap the benefits.  ANYONE can join Tyndale Rewards for FREE.  How great is that?!   If you use my referral link to sign up, you’ll even get 25 free points (and I’ll earn 10).   UPDATE: the new site — My Reader Rewards Club — is now up and running. Here’s the signup link!  [Read more…]

On-Trend Denim to Start School #Crazy8Denim Paypal #giveaway


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It was a February afternoon when my son reminded me about the night’s choral performance at school.  No problem, I said.  Since we didn’t have time to run home before the concert, I’d packed a bag with his required clothes — a solid color shirt and denim jeans.  We stopped at a restaurant to eat supper and I sent him to the bathroom to change into his outfit.  Except there was a big problem — his clothes were too small!   [Read more…]

Looks I Love for summer to fall transition – Back to School

I hate to admit it, but my summer break is coming to a close very soon.  It’s time to start thinking about my fall work wardrobe.  Typically, it’s a better value to shop for items that can work with my current clothes options.  This year, I’ll be buying a few dresses since they are so easy to wear on busy mornings.  Disclosure: This post contains my affiliate links. If you make a purchase through these links, I may earn a small commission (at no cost to you.) Opinions shared are mine.  [Read more…]

How to save money on Crest Whitestrips – Sweet Savings

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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!  Giveaway ended. The winner is shown below.

Home Decor from DaySpring inspires

It’s crunch time, people.  We’re facing the last week before Christmas. Is your list completely checked off?  Never fear – DaySpring has you covered.  These days, it’s the ideal resource for thoughtful, meaningful gifts as well as beautiful cards.  I’m a DaySpring affiliate (so the links in this post are my affiliate links), and they sent me a package of beautiful home decor items to share with you.

DaySpring hammered metal tray [Read more…]

Huge Savings on Microsoft Surface Pro – Student-Friendly Tablet #Giveaway

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Microsoft Surface Pro #giveaway

It’s hard to believe that this is my 20th year of teaching!  Out of those two decades, 19 years have been spent in a 6th grade classroom.  It’s been so long since the days of having a rainbow-colored wrist from my overhead projector markers.  Technology has changed so much during my teaching career.  Through it all, Microsoft Store products helped me maintain a rigorous level of learning in my classroom, no matter what subject or content.   [Read more…]

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