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Hi there! I'm a mom of 3 boys and happily married to my husband for the past 13 yrs! I work full time and try and take care of everything home related as well- basically I'm tired and loving life! I love to try new things- especially cooking! I love the outdoors, music, old movies, church, and my family!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

No Stress last min. success

Being a mom there are a lot of stress and pressures put on us during the holidays. Parties, treats, gifts, food, shopping, pictures, relatives, shipping, wrapping... well you get the picture (you're living it) Some years you're Wonder Women of the holidays... all the gifts were bought and wrapped by Dec. 1st, the teachers gifts are all planned and ready, you've got the menus all figured out and then there's years where you are scrambling to solve all the last min. issues that just keep popping up like that stupid gopher game with the mallet. Today I have some VERY simple, Very easy, and budget friendly last min. gift ideas that I got ready last night in maybe 30 mins (with the print help of the local UPS store-dang printer doesn't have any ink) I did use my laminate machine but you don't have to, card stock would work great too.

The first one comes to you from http://lastingthumbprints.com/christmas-coupons-kids-free-printable/
These FREE printable coupons for the kids stockings are great! She even provides a blank sheet if you would like to add some of your own ideas or perhaps make a set for "Santa" with a little more personal touch ;)

The second one is brought to you by http://www.myloveforwords.com/christmas-guessing-game-printables/#_a5y_p=3067296
Also FREE printable Christmas "Headbands" type game. This is a great gift not only for the kids but also friends, neighbors, teachers, or the family gift exchange. Add box of popcorn, some homemade goodies and BAM! you have a great gift for less than $10.00

I almost forgot- you might need an envelop to put these in. Here's the link that I used for mine:

I hope you all enjoy your time together during this Holiday season. I look forward to my time off of work to spend with my family and enjoy the light and happiness Christmas brings.
Merry Christmas to all my readers and I hope the New years bring you happiness, love, and peace.

*I'm not given any monetary mean in exchange for mentioning UPS or the other links I've shared.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Look out deals- here I come!

I love finding deals! It's an addiction I have but I also love sharing those deals so I guess it's a good addiction is there's such a thing. Today I have a GOOD deal for everyone.

Northern friends or anyone else that actually has to worry about snow and getting cold toes (I live in central Texas so we don't worry to much about that.) Lands End is having a some great deals today-50% snow boots/footwear, bogo sweaters, and 30% off everything else, and if you pay with a Visa you get 2 day FREE shipping!!! Whats better than getting great deals- getting some of you money back!!! I recently join Ebates.com and I LOVE IT! I earned $23.00 back doing my Christmas shopping through my Ebates account. Right now if you join Ebates,  you can earn 6% of your Lands End purchase back! I know that doesn't sound like much but hey, every little bit helps. Besides, you (or your spouse) earned that money why not get a little bit back? Anyway, I'm off my Ebates.com soapbox. If you want to look into Ebates.com, here's a link:


If you sign up, come back and drop me a line about what you think about it- good or bad. Just remember, if you sign up, make sure when you do online shopping log in to your Ebates.com account first and see what that store has to offer YOU. Ebates.com will also show you what deals the store has going on as well as promo codes and coupons.

Have fun saving money while you shop!!!

* I'm not being compensated in any way by Ebates.com, Lands End, or Visa to promote them.