I have many women in my life that I shop for – my mom, my sister, my in-laws, and of course, my BFFs. This time of year, I am always looking to support companies that give back. And that is just what My Gift Stop does. They not only offer luxury goods at an affordable price, they are dedicated to giving back to society! My Gift Stop does this by donating 5% of every sale to the global medical relief nonprofit, Direct Relief. They have great gift ideas for just about anyone in your life including name brand sunglasses, handbags, shoes, and more. Here are my 5 must haves!
One of my favorite things about the holidays is hosting friends and families. There is nothing like gathering around the dining room table with those that you love and enjoying some delicious, homemade meals. It certainly helps to have the right appliances in your kitchen – they are sure to make your holidays less stressful. Thanks to LG and Best Buy, you can now save big and prepare for the holidays. Be the envy of your family and friends with the kitchen of everyone’s dreams!
My husband and I have discovered that there are lots of easy household tricks you can do in order to save money. We are always looking for ways to do this, and one we love is Dryel. Between the two of us, we wear a lot of clothes that are recommended to be taken to the dry cleaners. With Dryel, we can dry clean our clothes at home in just three easy steps for a fraction of the cost of a professional dry cleaners. It works just as well (if not better) and takes just about 15 minutes of our time. There is pretty much no reason not to use it!
Right now, the state of healthcare in the country is up in the air. No one really knows what will remain available for those that need help. So if you are currently worried about affordable healthcare, I want to tell you about SingleCare. With SingleCare you can save on prescriptions, dental, vision, and even on-demand virtual doctor visits. Whether it’s a life-saving drug or a routine dental cleaning, they believe consumers should be able to compare costs for healthcare services. They know how important it is to get care without worrying about networks, coverage limitations, or deductibles.
I have always enjoyed cooking, but I am not one for coming up with good recipes. I have many cookbooks, but honestly I can flip through one for an hour and still not know what I want to make for dinner. That is one of the many reasons I love Terra’s Kitchen. They make dinners easy by sending you the ingredients you need – already prepped. They have a good amount of recipes to choose from, but not too many that you can’t decide. And the recipes are really easy to follow.
I don’t open up about this much, but I once had my identity stolen. Someone took a check that was written for a car payment out of my mailbox and used that check to get access to my bank account numbers. Not only did I have to deal with them withdrawing a ridiculous amount of money from my bank account, I ended up being late on that car payment because the check never made it to where it was going. This certainly didn’t help my credit score.
We all know that Memorial Day Sales are the best times to pick up new furniture. I have always found the big savings to be around Memorial Day, and this year is going to be no different! La-Z-Boy is offering great deals on sofas, chairs and more during their annual Memorial Day Sale, running from 5/16 through 5/29!
It is finally almost here guys, the best time of year. When the flowers start to bloom and it becomes FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! This day is always the first Saturday of May and I get excited for it every year. Just head to your local comic book shop and grab yourself a stack of free comics! If you are already a comic book reader, or thinking about starting to read them, this is the day for you!
I have told you already about how great TeamSnap is for Sports Moms to get organized – but I have discovered some other great ways to use it! I run a business with a friend and it is a great way to organize and schedule our conference calls, due dates, and individual tasks. But my favorite way to use TeamSnap is to get the girls together for an ultimate girls night!
With both of my girls, I always trusted Luvs Diapers. They were one of the best deals out there and they work! I don’t think I even had to deal with a leak because of how well they absorb. With large stretch tabs, ultra-leakage protection, a money-back guarantee and multiple high-value coupon offers, Luvs with NightLock provides high-quality features for less cost than premium brands (and if you ask me Luvs IS a premium brand – they are amazing!). Luvs are already an affordable diaper option – and now with this great print at home coupon offer, you can save big with Luvs! They are the official diaper of experienced moms after all, so grab yours for cheap(er) today!
Every once in a while I really open up to you guys and get (probably) too personal. One of my very first posts was about my home water birth with my youngest daughter. I am not sure if I have really mentioned it before, but my first pregnancy ended in a miscarriage. My husband and I had only been married for a couple of months and were thrilled. When we found out we lost the baby, it was extremely hard. In fact, it was not confirmed for about a month which was very hard on us.
While on board our Disney Cruise this year, we joined the Disney Vacation Club. This is something that we have been going back and forth on for years! We went to Disney World on our honeymoon and chatted with the DVC people for over an hour. We almost joined then, but honestly the initial sticker price had us nervous. Now we wish we bought back then because the savings are unreal!
I don’t wear a lot of jewelry, but the pieces that I do wear, mean a lot to me. One of my favorite pieces is my Soufeel Charm Bracelet. I have been adding charms to it over the last two years and have some really special ones now. Soufeel charms are made from 925 sterling silver, 14K gold, or Swarovski elements and can fit Pandora bracelets at a much more reasonable price. There are so many adorable charms to choose from – and they keep adding more options! As if that wasn’t enough, Soufeel offers free shipping worldwide with orders over $49 and 365-day return and exchange guarantee. The charms are always great quality and of course, super easy to put on.
I love getting professional photos of my daughters done. We have a wall of family photos in our home and I enjoy replacing them every now and then as the girls get older. Last holiday season, we got our photos done at Portrait Innovations and they turned out amazing, so I was thrilled when they invited us back for some Spring photos. They do a fantastic job – and will be our go-to place for family photos for sure.
Spring is almost here! We all know because we just lost that precious hour. If you have young kids like me, it could prove to be difficult to get yourself back in to the swing of things. I know we are always dragging for at least a week after we set the clocks forward. To help you (and myself) get through this time and to prepare for Spring, I have put together some items that will help you “reset” yourself in many different ways. From tracking money back guarantees, to booking vacations – all of these will help you hit refresh and reset on your life.