• Tips on how to make cash back while you shop. Last Christmas, I made over $250 using Ebates websites, read my full review and how to use their free service to save money shopping. #shopping #money #frugal #christmas #blackfriday #coupons #cashback

    Cash Back Christmas – How I Make Money Shopping

    Last year I MADE money while doing my Christmas shopping. How is that possible? Ebates. Have you heard of it? It’s a website that gives you a percentage of cash back on your purchase at select retailers. The selection of retailers changes, the percentage of money back changes but if you are smart about it, you can really make a good amount of cash back on your purchases. And not just at Christmas time, I use the plugin every time I shop. This post contains some affiliate links – meaning if you click through the links and buy anything, the retailer will pay me a small commission at no additional…

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    Amazon Prime Day Primer

    This Amazon Prime Day post was UPDATED on 6/27/2019 with all of this year’s Prime Day sneak peeks and deals!  —— Amazon Prime Day is nearly here. In year’s past, I’ve gotten some really good deals on stuff. Ya gotta put your time in and be on top of things but lucky for my bank account, we’ll be on vacation. So there won’t be an all-day online deal stalking session. via GIPHY Have no fear…Amazon is offering some Prime Day previews and I’ve pulled together as much from the sneak preview as I can. There are deals to be had ahead of July 15 & 16th my friends! Some of…

  • Whole30 shopping list for your must have kitchen essentials to make your challenge easy and tasty. These kitchen gadgets will make creating your homemade dressings, mayo, ranch, sauces and soups seamless. This is a lifestyle change not a diet so make the investment in the best kitchen tools to set yourself up for success. #whole30 #kitchen #musthave #shoppinglist #cleaneating #appliances

    9 Whole30 Gadgets Essential for Success

    Another week done of the Whole30 challenge. I have mixed emotions about it. A lot of the changes that we’ve made have gotten easier. Pulling together a full breakfast, adjusting my coffee to a non-sweetened creamer (don’t get me wrong, I still miss my Ripple Vanilla creamer), not having mac and cheese as an easy side dish. There were parts of this week though that were infinitely harder than the first 7 days. Pizza night this week was torture. I miss having a bowl of popcorn while the girls are napping and I get some work done. I MISS WINE. One thing that helped me get through it was to…

  • Styled Family Photo Session

    Family Photo Session

    The some links in this post contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. All styling and purchases were made independently of this.  We try to do professional family pictures each year. I’ve done professional newborn pictures for each girl, one year portraits for Big Nugget and some other mini sessions throughout the years as the opportunities pop up. I’ve made a point to get them done for each holiday season though. I love having these portraits done to capture our family and all the changes each year and they make for great Christmas cards. It’s easy to get…

  • Why we limit the Christmas Gifts that Santa will bring our kids. These gift ideas for kids, for toddlers or even for teens help limit their ask without taking the secret or fun out of gift giving. There are also ways to save! Click to find out. #Christmas #Gifts

    Why Santa Only Brings Four Gifts

    Growing up, my Dad would dress as Santa and wake us up with our best Christmas gifts each year. It’s some of my most treasured memories and also some of our best family stories. But that was my Dad’s Santa. Our version of Santa is a busy man and has a lot of kids that he needs to provide for each year. So our girls limit their ask of him to four items: something they want, something they need, something to read, and something to wear. Mom and Dad will usually come through with an extra special present as well but that’s usually a surprise cause quite frankly, why does…

  • Toy Christmas gift ideas for your preschooler. Perfect gifts that encourage imagination and play for kids, all available from Amazon. #Christmas #preschool #giftguide

    WANT Gift Guide Preschooler

    Santa only brings our girls 4 gifts, something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read. If you missed my post about Santa gifts, you can read it here.  Usually the WANT category is an easy one for Big Nugget. I am having a hard time getting her to make an actual list though. She tells me she wants all things squishy but then will tell other people that she wants other things. So my husband and I have a shared list on our phones so we can jot down the random things she says that she wants. This post contains some affiliate links – meaning…