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Are You TeamDroid or TeamApple?

September 19, 2016

Join the #DroidVApple Twitter Party - $750 in Prizes

I have a new cell phone. That isn't anything earth-shattering, I know. I have always been a Mac girl but I have never owned an iPhone, until now. I never thought they were all that different from any other smartphone. I was wrong. I love my new phone. This is the phone I got:

an iPhone 6

I don't mind that they just released a new iPhone 7, although I know many of you would like the newer version. So what do you say? Are you Android or Apple? Vote for #TeamDroid or #TeamApple.

You can also join the #DroidVApple Twitter Party. Don't forget to RSVP.

  • Include the following information:
  • #DroidVApple Twitter Party
  • Thursday, September 22nd at 1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT
  • RSVP here for a chance at $750 in prizes!

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Easy Ways to Save Money

September 14, 2016


Saving money should be on every consumer's list of ways to budget well. Here are a few tips to get you started.

One of the easiest ways to save money on purchases is to use coupons. Coupons are basically free money. You can print them from online resources, you can add them through your grocery shopping application, or you can request them directly from the manufacturer.

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A few printable coupons :
CoverGirl - Brow & Eye Markers Only $0.50 at Rite Aid w/ Coupon
Rachael Ray - $0.10 Dog Treats at Publix with Coupon & Sale
Trident - 3 Pack Gum Only $0.70 at Target with Coupons
Rite Aid - Free Reusable Shopping Bag! (Starts Today)
Free Sheba Meaty Stick or Temptations for Kroger & Affiliates!
Moms Meet - Free Bertolli Organic Pasta Sauce!

Multiple Use Items
Find a product you like that can be used for multiple purposes. This saves you from purchasing a variety of products. For an example: ladies, use your condition as shaving cream.

Watch the prices
Buying in bulk can save in the long run but if you don’t use it all up, it isn’t a savings. Be sure to price compare. Stocking up on items you use and that are shelf stable is also a great way to save when they are on sale. 

Buying items because they are convenient isn’t always a bargain. For example, boned and skinned meat can cost more than if you do it yourself. On the other hand, if an item costs a bit more but you are at the store and don’t need to make a special trip to a store that sells it cheaper, that might be a bargain in the long run. 

We all know that impulse buys are never a good thing. Sometimes you just need it as a pick me up. My go to store for this is the dollar store. I can get a few items at lost cost and fill my need to shop or treat myself without breaking the bank.

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Brooklyn Bean Roastery - K-Cups

September 12, 2016

I was recently asked if I would like to work with Java Factory, Brooklyn Bean Roastery, and Two Rivers Coffee. Since we drink coffee every morning, the answer was easy - of course! Our first shipment included two different varieties from Brooklyn Bean Roastery, Fugheddaboutit and Hazelnut.

Fugheddaboutit is a dark roast that is bold. It would probably make two cups of coffee for me since I am not a strong coffee drinker. But this one was right up my husband alley. 

I chose the Hazelnut, the aroma was wonderful and the flavor wasn't too strong but was very fitting of the scent. 

The other thing I liked about Brooklyn Bean Roastery is the packaging. Yes, the design is modern and trendy but the way the boxes open to access the k-cups was well thought out and works remarkably well.

All of Brooklyn Bean Roastery’s delicious individual blends include:

  • Highest quality of coffee beans; 100% Arabica coffee beans available in 12 specialty blends.
  • Revolutionary “Roast2Cup” processing for extra freshness and premium flavor. You are guaranteed a fresh-brewed cup every time.
  • Crafted with pride in the USA.
  • Compatible with many popular single-serve coffee machines.

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Aeropostale Savings

August 16, 2016

30% Off Everything at Aeropostale

Deal Details:
30% Off Sitewide at Aeropostale
Promo Code: BTS30
Exclusions apply
Expires Monday, August 22nd


I can't believe the pricing on this Solid Basic Cami. $3 - great for back to school and wearing it under a uniform. [Cami link]

$500 Aeropostale Giveaway

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Back to School Organization with At Home

July 30, 2016

It is time to start thinking about organizing for back to school. I know some have already started while others are just around the corner. My daughters go to a private school that meets three days a week and then they school at home the other two days. The school doesn’t store any materials and there are no lockers for the kids. That means everything they need gets toted back and forth from home every day. 

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At Home in Noblesville, IN

We have found that having a school station in our home works well for us. We just created a new space on our lower level making it easier to bring in school bags and drop them off. Last year we had the school shelf upstairs in our dining room and it got to be a mess. Thankfully this year we went shopping at our local At Home store and bought a variety of storage items to help us organize our space. 

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We bought file boxes, storage baskets, pen and pencil cups, bookends, and a stickable chalkboard. We are now one step closer to being prepared for school to start. Thankfully we don’t start back until after Labor Day. 

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instore displays for back to school

Our school organization and bringing home school items every day prepares my daughters for how school will be once they reach college. While this organization will be helpful, there are other items college students need while living away from home. At Home has created a move-in checklist just for you so you don’t forget those special items. Check out the At Home Back to Campus page for ideas and to download the list.

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Chef Boyardee on Rollback at Walmart

July 27, 2016

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.
All opinions are mine alone. #SaveOnChef #CollectiveBias 

With the back to school season approaching, my family is looking for easy weeknight meal solutions. By spending less time in the kitchen, we can enjoy other after-school activities together. Now through August 29, 2016, each 14.5 to 15 ounce can of Chef Boyardee is on Rollback at Walmart for only $0.80! Purchase five cans for $4 in a variety of flavors that include: Mini Ravioli, Beefaroni, and Spaghetti and Meatballs. You can enjoy a week’s worth of quality meals at an affordable price.

Be sure when you stock up on Chef Boyardee at Walmart to look for the Chef Boyardee cans that feature NO artificial flavors, NO preservatives, and NO artificial colors. With quality ingredients since 1924, Chef Boyardee has been a pantry staple for many families.

While shopping at Walmart, be sure to look for the Rollback signs for Chef Boyardee in the Canned Food aisle.

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Save with Groupon

July 27, 2016

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Groupon reaches a billion sold with an $11 for $20 promotion for pizza and Italian food at Pirrone’s Pizzeria in the St. Louis area.


I am all about a bargain and saving money. Entertaining kids during the summer months can be expensive. Heck, kids are expensive all year round. I combat the expense by using for discounts on all kind of entertainment, goods, travel and activities. It appears others do as well since Groupon has reached the "billion dollars sold" status along with McDonalds, Elvis, The Beatles, Apple and many other iconic businesses.

I have saved on Christmas presents, hotel reservations, concert tickets, movie tickets, museum entrance fees, and restaurants. We benefit from Groupon Goods savings all year round. 

Before we go out for fun, food, or travel; I check Groupon for a discount. Not only can I save in my own hometown, but in other locations as well while traveling. When we visit family in California, we always look at the Groupon opportunities available. Traveling is expensive. Eating out and entertainment adds up quickly. Groupon discounts help stretch our dollars further as well as inform us of opportunities we might not otherwise even know about. 

I enjoy getting Groupon emails for local discounts, Groupon Goods emails give me great ideas on products that I can buy with a discount, as well as their getaway emails. I think the getaway emails are my favorite. While I can’t always travel and getaway, I do enjoy reading about and seeing the variety of vacation opportunities. 

How do you use Groupon Goods

Have you downloaded their app?


Don’t forget to follow Groupon on social media:

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LivRelief Discount Coupon

July 8, 2016


You might remember my post awhile back about pain relief. I was given LivRelief to try. I was interested in it for my arthritis - which I have since found out is really really bad. I am thankful to say, I brought it with me on vacation. I really like that it doesn't have a heat feeling or medicine smell. If you are interested in trying LivRelief they are offering a discount coupon. Buy LivRelief now and receive $2 off your purchase when you use promo code ONU56TLN during checkout on

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Expiration Date
11/1/16 at 11:59PM PT

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Relief From Pain

June 25, 2016


You may have heard me say, I have arthritis. Probably due to age but also due to the fact that I broke my leg and it took them six months to realize it. I lived with daily pain. That experience left it's mark on my knees. I was offered the opportunity to try LivRelief. I am at the point where I am game to try anything that might lessen the daily aches. 

LivRelief is available on Amazon

I opened the box to find a slightly smaller tube. After removing the protective seal inside the lid, I applied the white lotion to my knees. I didn't notice a scent. After rubbing it in, my hand did have a slight lime scent which was pleasant. The lotion applied to my skin with a cool touch, no tingling, no heat. 

Information about LivRelief:

LivReliefTM products are the only ones that use DelivraTM, a patent-pending transdermal delivery system. Delivra delivers LivRelief’s active ingredients deep beneath the skin, addressing pain at its source.

LivRelief is the first over-the-counter pain-relief product that addresses and blocks five pain pathways.

All ingredients in LivRelief products are certified, selected for their purity and quality, and sourced primarily from Nordic and European countries, which maintain some of the world’s highest standards for consumer safety and environmental protection.

Unlike other pain-relief products that burn or tingle when applied, or smell like menthol or worse, LivRelief doesn’t produce any unpleasant sensations (sensations that really only serve to distract you from the pain). And it has a pleasant, faint fragrance.

LivRelief was developed by a respected molecular pharmacologist, and it’s been tested and approved by established members of the medical community.

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How-to Schedule Your Social Media

June 14, 2016

One of the biggest time-consuming functions for a Blogger is promoting on Social Media. This is a topic that is constantly discussed in blogging forums. Awhile back I found Postcron and I have been using their free version to post to Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. It couldn't be easier. I can even schedule the timing of the posts. 

A free account on Postcron will allow you to set up 6 links to share too. I recommend giving this a try first to see how the system works. Once you become familiar and find yourself relying on the ease of Postcron, you many want to transition to a paying account so you can link to more Social Media connections. 

It is really easy to get started,  you can easily log in using your Facebook, Twitter or Google+ account. You can choose your own Account Settings and what Social Media you want to connect too. For Facebook it can be your personal page or a page you manage. For Pinterest you can choose which boards you want to promote too. Once you have these connections made, you can then set them to different groups making the mass posting easier to do in one step.

Above is a screen shot of my account. You can see a group is set called Try it - Like it in the orange at the top. Then below that are the accounts associated with that grouping. The links not chosen are greyed out but you can add or subtract them easily by clicking on them. The last row of images, are the account buttons you can use to create links to your accounts. 

This screen shot is the functions I really like the most. This is where you control what you post. Notice at the top you can choose to post a status, an image or a link. I usually choose to share an image. The image can come from a URL or from your computer. Then you can add text to the post. I included a link to my post as well as any hashtags that are needed. This will post the image to the three socials I have shown here (3 is what I have set) and yes, it posts an image on Twitter which is really cool. Finally, at the bottom, I can choose to schedule my posts, have them auto post or have them post immediately.

This final image shows if you have posts scheduled (future posts). You can go in and edit them before they post. There is also a button to see past posts. If you ever wonder if a post went live, you can check to see the timing of when it went live. You can also choose to repost it if necessary. I find this function very helpful for Twitter posts because they go by so fast on the Twitter feeds. 


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