Annual DaySpring Christmas Preview + Amazon #Giveaway – ends 10/3 INT


Now that the temperatures are dropping and leaves are changing color, we’re starting to think past fall and into the holidays already. What about you? (Full disclosure: I received product samples for this post, and my affiliate links are used. If you make a purchase, I may earn a commission. The giveaway is self-sponsored. Opinions shared are mine.)
Buckle up, it’s time for DaySpring’s Annual Christmas Preview.  The site is full of amazing home decor, gift ideas, and more…..just waiting for you to check it out.  [Read more…]

Accepting Submissions for the 2017 Holiday Gift Guide


Savings in Seconds is now accepting brand and product submissions for the 2017 Holiday Gift Guide!  Complete the form here to request more information. [Read more…]

Memorial Day decor does double-duty for Independence Day

Disclosure: I was compensated for this post. This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

Memorial Day is almost here.  This year is the first time I’ll be putting memorial arrangements out for a veteran.  My father and grandfather both passed away last year, and they were military veterans. I will take time to remember their service during the holiday.  If you’re gearing up to put out patriotic decor, consider using it again for Independence Day.  I always love getting a 2-for-1 deal, don’t you?  The DollarTree has lots of Memorial Day decorations that are both affordable and adorable.  [Read more…]

Zazzle personalized + custom Valentine’s Day offerings

Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Zazzle. Post contains affiliate links; opinions shared are mine and the giveaway is self-sponsored.

Have you heard? Zazzle valentines are the happiest! At the Savings in Seconds house, Valentine’s Day will be a hit with these cute gifts.
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DIY Chanukah dessert kits available from Manischewitz

Disclosure: We received three sample kits. Opinions shared are mine.

Our family celebrates Christmas each year. While we don’t go all out with bells and whistles (a Christmas tree and some fudge marked the holiday for us this year), many families do many Christmas crafts and prepare baked goods just for the holiday.  Some people opt for ways to make the traditions a bit easier on the time schedule and budget.  For instance, a gingerbread house might seem like a daunting task but a premade kit could simplify the process.  It never occurred to me that those who celebrate other holidays, such as Hanukkah, would want similar convenience kits.  For example,  Manischewitz offers fun, delicious interactive kits that make a DIY Chanukah project possible.

Chanukah #giveaway [Read more…]

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…]

Sleep Like a Baby with the Kinsa Smart Thermometer

Disclosure:  The Kinsa ear thermometer was sent to us for the Holiday Gift Guide.  Opinions shared are mine.

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When my babies were little, taking their temperatures was such a tough task!  Trying to get a thermometer under their tiny arms, hold in their ear, or even sweep across the forehead seemed to always stir the child’s light fever-induced slumber.   I wish we had owned a Kinsa Smart Ear Thermometer back then.  Taking a temp in one — read that again….ONE!– second would have been a dream!  Well, it’s your turn to sleep like a baby.  Take a peek into this treasure of technology!  [Read more…]

Spark the holiday cheer with these simple tasks

Disclosure: I received this book from Blogging for Books; post contains affiliate links. Opinions shared are mine.

It’s that wonderful time of the year.  Sparkling lights, festive garlands, and gorgeous gift wrap.  Has it overwhelmed you yet?  When I’m getting bogged down with all the holiday strife, here are some ways that I revive the spark of cheer!

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Make friends with the birds! You Do It Suet @youdoitsuet

isclosure: I received a starter set; opinions shared are mine.

You probably heard about the big wildfires that have been raging through East Tennessee. This week, we had the relief of some wonderfully rainy days to quench our dry earth.  During those storms, the wind blew down a few trees and scattered pine cones everywhere.  Before long, winter will be here and the birds will be needing some easy-to-find nourishment.  It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost a year since I posted about homemade suet cakes. It’s a delightful way to bring feathered friends to your backyard.  Think about the people on your Christmas list.  Is there an outdoorsman?  An elderly shut-in? A mother with small children who would enjoy having an easy activity to do with the kids?  You Do It Suet makes a wonderful gift!  The starter kit sets you up with a silicone mold and simple recipe selection.  You Do It Suet #giveaway [Read more…]

Whiffer Sniffers Huggable and Clip Toys are too cute!

Whiffer Sniffer #giveaway

I worked with Whiffer Sniffer to bring you this post and giveaway.  Opinions shared are mine.

I’ll be dating myself with this question, but remember scratch and sniff stickers?  My friends and I would meet up on the school bus and trade our favorites.  Whiffer Sniffers are for the new generation!  This adorable collector’s item combines stuffed toys with favorite scents. [Read more…]

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