May 242016
 
How to Get Rid of Cable and Still Watch Your Favorite Shows

    Have you ever wondered how to get rid of cable but still be able to watch your favorite television shows? We’re all searching for ideas to save a little bit of money, and one great way to do that is to get rid of cable television. But, how do you do this when you’re so used to watching TV? How can you get rid of cable without feeling like you’re missing out? Honestly, it’s really not as hard as you think. My husband, John, and I got rid of our cable about 5 years ago now, and we have never once regretted it. We have saved so much money, and we are still able to watch all of the television shows we love! The first month will probably cost about as much as your cable bill. After that, though? You’re going to be able to cut your costs, and hopefully stash away some of [CONTINUE READING…]

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May 232016
 
Household Tools Everyone Should Have

  Household tools are something that every homeowner should invest in. My husband, John, and I bought our house three years ago, and we have slowly been working on some minor home improvements since then. No matter how much work we get done on our home, it seems there is always a million things left to do! There are a lot of great household tools available for homeowners, and we have been adding to our toolbox whenever we can. I always try to buy John a new tool for every special occasion, like Father’s Day, his birthday or Christmas. He is always really excited to receive new tools and it’s an easy way for us to build up our collection. While there are many household tools out there that you probably don’t need to always have on hand, there are a few that you definitely should. If you’ve ever needed to [CONTINUE READING…]

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May 202016
 
Enhance Your Television Experience with the VIZIO SmartCast™ P-Series™ Ultra HD HDR Home Theater Display™ at Best Buy

    Today’s technology just amazes me, especially when it comes to television. I remember the first big television I bought as an adult. And when I say big, I mean, the thing was huge, and super heavy. It took 3 grown men to move it! My husband actually had one of those ginormous televisions when we met, too. When we decided to move in together, he left that big old television in his apartment for someone else to deal with because he didn’t want to move that heavy thing to our new place! Today’s televisions are so much lighter, and a whole lot cooler, too. I just can’t get over all of the awesome features of the VIZIO SmartCast™ P-Series™ Ultra HD HDR Home Theater Display™, from Best Buy. It is the first 4K ultra HD display to feature High Dynamic Range with Dolby Vision, Ultra Color Spectrum, with Google Cast™ [CONTINUE READING…]

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May 102016
 
Plan a Phenomenal Children’s Birthday Party On a Budget

My daughter’s 3rd birthday is coming right up, so I’ve been busy planning her birthday party for a while now. Children’s birthday parties can get really expensive and when you consider that you need to have one every year for 18 years, the total cost could probably pay for a year of college. If you have more than one child, these costs are even higher. With a little bit of creativity, it’s actually very easy to plan a phenomenal children’s birthday party on a budget. There are plenty of ways to save money on birthday parties without losing out on any of the good food, decorations and fun! One of the best ways to save money is to start planning a few months in advance. I know, you don’t know how you are going to find the time to do this, but I can promise you that you will not [CONTINUE READING…]

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May 092016
 
5 Moments that Make the Trials of Motherhood All Worth It

It wasn’t until I became a mother that I realized just how difficult motherhood really is. Everything about it is hard – pregnancy, birth, postpartum, breastfeeding, raising them. There are days when I just feel like I can’t breathe because I am so overwhelmed. When the house is a mess, the kids have been cranky or fighting all day, I haven’t showered or had a break in days, it’s so hard. Motherhood is a lifelong commitment that doesn’t come with an instruction book. You try your best, take one day at a time, and somehow get through it all. Even though motherhood is one the toughest things I have ever done, it is also the most rewarding. There are so many times when I just look at my two kids, my miracles, and think about how lucky I am to be their Mom. There are lots of moments that make the trials [CONTINUE READING…]

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May 072016
 
Dunkin' Donuts NEW Menu Items - Blueberry Cobbler Croissant Donut & Caramel Latte Square

    It’s no secret that I love Dunkin’ Donuts. They are my go-to coffee shop, and I have blogged about them several times before. Their food and coffee is always tasty, very high quality, and affordable too. I also love that I just happen to live within minutes of several Dunkin’ Donuts locations, so it is super convenient for me to pick up my favorite menu items whenever I want. When I recently learned that Dunkin’ Donuts added two new tasty treats to their menu, I just had to check them out. This Mother’s Day weekend, I decided to treat myself to the new Blueberry Cobbler Croissant Donut and the Caramel Latte Square. Don’t they sound delish?! Of course, I also had to indulge in a cup of hot coffee. Dunkin’ Donuts coffee is my absolute favorite! DELICIOUS NEW TREATS AT DUNKIN’ DONUTS! I tried the Caramel Latte Square first, [CONTINUE READING…]

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May 052016
 
Protect Your Baby's Sensitive Skin with Dreft {+ A Giveaway!}

  I love when springtime finally arrives here in Maine, and the kids and I can start spending more time playing outside. We get some pretty brutal winters here, so it’s something I really look forward to all winter long. While the spring weather is enjoyable and a refreshing change for us, it also brings more allergens to the air, and rising temperatures can trigger skin irritations for my little ones. Because it’s so important to use products that are gentle on baby’s skin, especially during the spring months, I use Dreft. Dreft is hypoallergenic and the No. 1 baby laundry detergent choice of pediatricians. Dreft has been trusted for over 80 years and comes with a baby scent beloved by moms. Dreft is partnering with Dr. Dyan Hes for a #DreftSpring Twitter Party! Join @Dreft on May 9th from 9-10pmEST to participate.  RSVP today and mark your calendar for the party. Tips [CONTINUE READING…]

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May 052016
 
Enter to Win $50.00 Paypal Cash!

Summer’s almost here, and I thought it would be fun to have a little giveaway! We could all use some extra spending money during the summer months, right? $50 Paypal cash could be used for so many things – vacation money, to help spruce up your yard a bit with some plants or flowers, to buy summer toys or swimwear for the kids. The possibilities are endless! This giveaway is open to US residents, 18+ and will end on May 31, 2016 at 11:59pm. Enter below for your chance to win this great prize! Good luck Entry-Form

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May 012016
 
Sensitive Teeth Relief from Tom's of Maine

    Having sensitive teeth can be a real pain. My teeth are very sensitive to cold things, like freeze pops, ice cream, cold beverages, and even just breathing in cold air. The pain I experience, a short, sharp pain, followed by an achy feeling, really makes it hard for me to enjoy any of those things. Hot summer days are fast approaching, and I want to be able to quench my thirst with a tall glass of ice water or share an ice cream or freeze pop with my kids without experiencing tooth sensitivity. When I learned about Tom’s of Maine Rapid Relief Sensitive Toothpaste, I just had to give it a try! Being from Maine myself, I am a longtime fan of Tom’s of Maine. They are just an all-around great company. Did you know that 10% of their profits go back to supporting people and the planet? Isn’t that wonderful?! [CONTINUE READING…]

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Apr 272016
 
Potty Training with Pampers Easy Ups {+A Giveaway!}

This post and giveaway were made possible by iConnect and Pampers. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.My daughter, Kayleigh, turns 3 next month, and she has been in the process of potty training for quite a while now. I’d love for her to be completely potty trained, as I have a one year old in diapers right now, too, but I feel it’s best for her to do this at her own pace. I don’t want to force it onto her or make her feel pressured to do anything she is not comfortable doing. Kayleigh has some good potty training days, and lots of days that aren’t really that great. As a parent going through potty training a child for the first time, I am always wondering if I am doing everything I should be doing to help her. Recently Pampers [CONTINUE READING…]

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