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Baby Legs Coupon

BabyLegs is having it's Winter Clearance sale! They are selling everything on their site for 75% off of $75 or more! This is one Baby legs coupon that you don't want to miss out on. These childrens leg warmers are so versatile and can be worn as arm warmers too!

I have never seen such a deal before and definitely will stock up at these amazing prices. BabyLegs are something that I keep on hand to add to gift baskets, stocking stuffers and even to add to Birthday party favor bags. The organic leg warmers are my favorites!

Here are the details:
What: 75% off $75 or more sale
Sale:  You must have $75 in merchandise BEFORE discount for code to apply. FREE Shipping on orders $30 or more after discount. Need it by Christmas? Order by 12:00pm PST on 12/21 for 2-Day or 12/22 for Overnight.
When: Starts 12/20/11 and ends 12/28/11
Coupon code: JOLLY75

There is Still Time to Order Cards for Christmas!

Christmas is just around the corner, but there is still time to order cards and actually get them on time!

Tiny Prints offers Two  Shipping Options to Get Cards by Christmas.
On Monday and Tuesday, you can use the code below for Free Express Shipping (three business days, $24.95 value) or $5 off Super Rush Shipping (2 business days, pricing will change after first 5,000 orders).

This is a great way to get those last minute holiday cards. Cards ordered on Monday with Express Shipping will arrive by 12/24.

Code:  FS5GIFT, Exp: 12/20 11:59pm PT

Happy Holidays!!

Clip it Up

Clip it up for only $9.99! I can't believe that is selling the 36" clip it up ribbon organizer for such a low price. It normally retails for $79.99 so this is a huge discount. The deal is part of their 12 days of Christmas and only will last until the end of the day today.

I already have one of these fabulous ribbon organizers and I absolutely love it. I wish I had purchased it at such a low price, but can't complain because I have already used it for over a year! If you decide to order one, please feel free to comment and let us know how you like it!

Happy shopping!

Straight Talk-Cell Phones that Save you Money

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Straight Talk for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I love the idea that I can save a lot of money using Straight Talk. It's definitely refreshing to know that I don't have to be locked into a contract and all I have to worry about is what I should spend my extra money on. With nationwide coverage and the option to choose a brand name phone such as LG, Kyocera, Samsung, Nokia or even Motorola, I get everything I need. Straight talk offers all the apps and games I would need and the The power of Android phones as well. The cost of $45 a month includes unlimited use so you can Feel Richer with Android.
Knowing that you can be free from activation, reactivation, or termination fees is a relief in itself. Also, 411 calls are included at no extra charge. Straight talk also has an option for a prepaid international long distance service which would allow for making international calls from home or the office.  Choose from sm…

First Day of School

My little girl started Kindergarten this year and I was really nervous at first. I wasn't to send her to school quite yet! At the beginning of the summer, I thought I would get everything she would need such as extra running shoes for gym, backpack, lunchbag, clothes, and labels for everything! Summer ended up being much busier than expected and when the first day of school came around, I found myself without a lunchbag, labels or lunch containers. Now, I am the wasteful mommy who uses disposable bags for her lunch, but will go out this week to get her the re-usable stuff!

When I dropped her off on her first day of school, she was fine and didn't cry at all. She was pretty excited to be there and was probably looking forward to it. I was happy for her and didn't feel the need to cry, until a little boy in another class started crying and calling for his mommy. That's when I got just a tad teary eyed. His mom had to walk away so that he would hopefully stop screaming an…


While spending the day out at the beach yesterday, I saw a quite a few people arriving on motorcycles. My daughter wasn't impressed, because she doesn't like anything loud, but for me, it was fun to see all the different motorcycle clothing being worn. I especially liked the helmets the women were wearing. One of them was wearing a hot pink and black helmet, while another was wearing a pink and white one. Nice and girly!

I have been on a motorcycle a handful of times, but only once as an adult. When I was a child, we had a small Honda Motorcylce as well as a Yamaha Motorbike. I was hesitant at first to even get on one and always exercised caution when riding. My sister was the one who got really excited and rode them all the time! A few times was plenty for me. I have always thought of motorcycles as a dangerous mode of transportation, but must say that they are a lot of fun at the same time.

I probably won't be riding a motorcycle any time soon, but it's nice to kno…

My Fab 5 Moving Tips

There are many reasons for moving, whether it is to be closer to family, a new job or just a change.  Moving into a new home is sometimes exciting and fun, but also requires a lot of energy and hard work. We have been preparing to put our house up for sale and it definitely is a challenging task, especially since there is a lot clutter I didn't even know I had! Here are the 5 moving tips I have come up with since preparing for this move.

Moving Tip #1: De-clutter as soon as you consider moving. It is probably a good idea to do this regardless of whether or not you are moving. :) It's really amazing how nice and refreshing it is once your house is clutter free. Have a garage sale or donate any of the things that you no longer want to keep.

Moving Tip #2: Pre-pack, by packing up anything that you definitely want to keep, but don't use. For me, it was mostly little knick knacks that friends and family had given me through the years. Also craft supplies that I knew I wouldn…

Straight Talk- Saving Money on Your Cell Phone Bill

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Straight Talk for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

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In the past, out of all the bills I was paying each month, my cellular phone bill seemed to be the one that was most wasteful. I didn’t feel as though I was getting much value out of it. With Straight talk, there seems to be more money left over and much better value since their unlimited monthly plans are only $45 per month and include calls, text messaging, picture messaging and web. With that price, you can easily call a friendwithout worrying about how much it will cost. Compared to the $99 per month that I currently pay for the same services with a contract, that is a huge savings!  Also, there aren’t any activation, reactivation or termination fees. With Straight Talk, you can get everything you need.

UPrinting Giveaway

The winner has been drawn, and it is Comment #10! Congratulations Mel! You will be contacted soon to claim your prize. Thank you to everyone who entered. :)

There are many reasons to print flyers, whether they are needed for wedding RSVPs, party flyers or business advertising, it is always nice to know where to get good quality flyers at a reasonable price. is just the place to get such flyers and with a turnaround time of only 3 business days, you don't have to wait long for your flyers. Shipping is also free and they have nightclub flyer templates and business flyer templates also available for download.

I am happy to announce that UPrinting is sponsoring a giveaway right here, and one winner will receive 250 flyers printed in 14pt Cardstock Gloss, Front Only Printing, with a choice of 4.25" x 5.5" OR 4" x 6" size.

Entering is very simple! Please leave comment below telling me that you want to win the flyers. Please also leave an email addres…

Photos in a Book

Organizing photos into a book is something that is always on my list of things to do. However, since I have discovered how to make Photo Books online, I have been a little more diligent with getting photos organized. I usually get the photos ready and wait for a photo book deal. This way, I can easily put a photos book together and not have to miss out on a good deal.

Right now, Mixbook is having a sale where anyone can save up to 50% on all Photo Books!
The code to use is: BK50MX and the deal runs from August 11th, 2011 - August 18th, 2011

Feel free to visit to create your fabulous photo book.


Women's Express Jeans: So Many Styles!

Save Time and Money Using CouponChief

When I was a child, I remember sitting at the kitchen table clipping coupons with my mom before going out to the grocery store. Times have changed significantly, but the importance of saving money remains much the same. Nowadays, it is so much easier to find ways to save money, not only at the grocery store, but practically everywhere you shop.

My mom and I still like to find coupons while sitting at the kitchen table, but I now have a little girl of my own and we all search for them online instead of from local flyers. Since I love the convenience of shopping online and I never complete my purchase without looking for a coupon code first, has become my go to website for all things coupon related. It is so easy to navigate through, and there are over 50000 coupons for over 15000 stores. That's a lot of coupons!

From food to clothing, electronics and even postage, the savings are virtually endless. They even have a video to show you how it all works. CouponChief:…

Car Shopping and Car Repair Costs

I have been thinking about buying  a new car, but will need to do a lot research before actually buying one. My main concerns are, the cost of car insurance and the repair costs which always come up at some point when you own a car. I always think that repair costs and maintenance concerns would not be an issue with a brand new car. However, my sister's car is less than a year old and already needs a brand new windshield. She happened to get a rock chip on it and then the chip spread quickly into a crack, which means she will need a brand new windshield very soon. Instead of driving from shop to shop to get a quote, we looked at a website called RepairPal so that she would have a better idea of how much the repair should actually cost. That way, she'll know if the quote she gets from a car repair shop or dealership is reasonable.

Before going out to actually shop for cars, I will make a list of my top five cars and compare different repair costs that may come up using Repair…

Saving Money Using Walgreens Health and Wellness Products

This post brought to you by Walgreens. All opinions are 100% mine.I usually cringe when I need products that are health related, because it means I have to spend a significant amount of money. When someone in our home catches a cold or flu, everyone else ends up catching it within the week. In that case we end up needing vapor rub, cough and cold medicine, cough drops and extra vitamins among other things. I try to save wherever I can and in most cases end up purchasing Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness Products. I compare each Walgreens brand product with popular name brand products by thoroughly reading the ingredient lists. The ingredients are almost always the same, but the Walgreens brand products cost a lot less, which definitely works well for my budget!The last time I had to make a trip to Walgreens, I needed to buy vapor rub and noticed that they had a Walgreens brand called Walgreens Medicated Vaporizing Chest Rub. It cost nearly half the price of the brand I usually pu…

FREE Personalized Father's Day Card!

What day is Father's Day? Father's Day 2011 is coming up next Sunday, June 19 and I am happy to be sharing this amazing offer with everyone. Tinyprints is offering FREE Father's Day cards starting today, June 9 until June 13, 2011. By using the code "FREEFD" you can get one free Father's Day card. Choose from funny Father's Day cards, sentimental Father's Day cards and more.

Tiny Prints cards are great, because they can be personalized and even sent directly to the recipient. All the work is done for you. The card I chose enabled me to add a picture to it too!

Feel free to click HERE to choose your FREE Father's Day card. personalize it, then use the code "FREEFD" at checkout.

Have fun Creating!

Aquadoodle Review

After seeing how much fun the kids were having with the Aquadoodle Mat (by Spinmaster) at their friend's birthday party, I thought I would get one for them to play with at home.  I went to the toy store, purchased the Aquadoodle Classic Mat and brought it home.

It only came with one pen so I also had to purchase an Aquadoodle Brush and Pen set. The girls were excited as they love to draw and I was excited because they would have something to keep them busy for a bit, but wouldn't create much of a mess. After all, the "paint" in this case is only water. :)

I thought that this was a fun play item that they would actually enjoy using for a long time considering most other toys are usually played with for a mere week before they move onto a different toy. I was right, and the children did want to draw and paint with the Aquadoodle after the first week.

However, after only a week, the mat was no longer as functional as it once was. There would be a delay before drawing wo…

Scrapbooking Deals!

I love shopping at especially since my local scrapbooking store doesn't have such a huge selection. In honor of's 10th anniversary, they are giving away a FREE Diamond Stickles bottle in each order this month. One of these will be sent out in each of the first 10,000 orders this month. Just place an order for anything in the store and they'll include a free bottle with your order. It's that easy :)

Also, save 15% on brand new Websters Pages Vintage Inspired Netting and Push Pins Variety. Simply add the Vintage Inspired Netting and/or the Push Pins Variety to your cart and enter coupon code "websters15" in the coupon field at checkout and 15% will be automatically deducted from each qualifying item in your shopping cart. Hurry, this offer expires Sunday, May 29, 2011 at midnight PST or when supplies run out.

Lastly, save $2 instantly on the brand new House of Three-Pink Paislee Reusable Chalkboard Stickers! No coupon code required.…

Baby Girl Gift Basket

Above is a baby gift basket I put together for a friend who just had a baby girl. It includes neccesseties for both baby and mommy...... diaper shirts, socks, blankets, a hat, a pink teddy bear, chocolate, tea, and a scented oil burner. She had already received many gifts so I included items that you can never have enough of when you are at home with a new baby.

Top 10 Gifts For a Mom

So many of my friends are having babies, so I thought I would put together a list of top ten gifts for a mom. It seems when you have a new baby, it's all about the bany so I thought I would put together a nice list of things that a new mom (or any mom) would enjoy. Items that would just be for her and nothing baby or child related. For instance, I personally love pre-made meals and other things that would save me time, but a gift like that is something for the whole family and not quite "just for mom".

Here is my list of Top 10 Gifts For a Mom:

1. Fresh and fun, some new make up

2. Books - Maybe one of her favorite hobbies is reading books. This would be a good gift to help her relax

3. Movies - Watching movies is always fun and maybe there are some new releases she could catch up on. I know I am way behind when it comes to new movies!

4. A nice piece of clothing just for her

5. A Spa Gift Card

6. A nice gift basket with her Favorite tea, coffee and treats

7. Jewelry -So…

Home Bakery Bundle Giveaway from

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dr. Oetker for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. My family and I love frozen pizza for so many reasons. For instance, it saves so much time especially on those busy nights when we have so many activities on the go. Also. having a few frozen pizzas ready to bake is much more economical than ordering pizza for delivery when we are having a get together with friends or a family movie night. We often keep Dr. Oetker frozen pizzas on hand, because I find it tastes fresh and has amazing topping combinations. I'm excited to learn that they have a new type of pizza available now. It's called Dr. Oetker Panebello Bakery Crust Pizza  an   and is made with a variety of high quality ingredients. The crust is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, making it taste and feel like fresh artisan bread you would get from a bakery. If you love pizza as much as I do, and would like the chance to win 1 of 5 $500 Home Bakery Bundles, …

Diaper Cake Gift

Diaper cakes make such wonderful baby shower gifts. It is so easy to make a diaper cake and is especially useful for most new parents. My sister's co-worker is going to have a baby so she asked me to make a diaper cake for her. I made this simple springtime themed diaper cake since she didn't know whether or not the baby is a boy or a girl. Of course it is also springtime now and the colorsI used work well, because they are neutral colors.

I happened to have yellow ribbon with lime green butterflies on it which match the diaper cake perfectly! I used some tulle to wrap up the diaper cake and completed it by tying the butterfly ribbon to close it.

Comparison Shopping with Become to Save Time and Money

With the high price of gas these days, shopping online has become even more appealing. You can shop within the comfort of your own home and at any hour you please.  It won't cost you a dime in gas money and you can't beat the convenience of avoiding the traffic and parking.

I love shopping online for the reasons mentioned above, but sometimes find it tedious to hop from website to website just figure out whether or not I am getting the best deal. Also, sometimes I like to see the item in person, but don't like to drive from store to store for the purpose of comparison shopping so comparing everything online first is always useful. A website calledBecome is a great way to compare many different products and prices offered at various stores both online and off.

For instance, I am in need of a few new vinyl tablecloths for my kitchen table and with summer coming up, I will also need a couple for the patio table outside. There aren't many for me to choose from at the loc…

Cute Bunny Hat and Shoes

I wanted to share these cute Easter finds since Easter is coming up this weekend. My friend bought the hat for my little girl quite a while ago and I happened to spot the adorable bunny shoes at Gymboree. They are going to look great with a cute pink shirt and a simple white tutu.

Have a Happy Easter!

Mother's Day Discount Code for WallCandy Arts

I thought I would share this Mother's Day Deal with everyone. The discount code is "mom10" and is good for 10% off of a Rococo chalkboard wall sticker and would make a great Mother's Day gift or a gift for yourself! It is my favorite wall art sticker and is great for helping to keep track of things. The coupon code ends April 28th if you would like to take advantage of the discount.
Happy Decorating!

Fabulous Party Planning Made Simple!

Planning a fun birthday party can sometimes be overwhelming so I try to keep it simple and get as many party items as I can from as few places as possible.

When planning a party, I usually follow these basic steps:

1. Come up with a theme
2. Order invitations
3. Find decorations
4. Plan out the food

An amazing website called Big Dot of Happiness is great for one stop party planning. They have so many themes to choose from and you can get customized invitations and decorations all in one place. It saves me a lot of time, because I can finish steps 1 to 3 of my party planning in one place. The last step, (which is the food) is usually quite easy if I go to my local grocery store.

The themes are all so adorable that it is hard to decide, but I usually like to go with a theme that all the children, including my own will love. Above is the Funfari Squiggle invitation, and I love the theme because it includes many different popular baby animals that most kids like and can identify. It is custo…

Get Ready For Mother's Day With FREE Cards From Tiny Prints

Tiny Prints is one one of my favorite online go to shops, because I don't always have time to make my cards by hand as I used to.  For Mother's Day, their Tiny Prints Greeting Card Collection, will let you create individual personalized cards with photos starting at only $1.99. They have cards for everyone and every occasion. In a matter of seconds, you can create personalized Mother’s Day Cards and have them mailed directly to you or the recipient. It's so simple and convenient especially for me, who sometimes wants to avoid the hassle of searching through the racks at my local card store.

As an extra bonus, from April 6th to April 12th, all Mother’s Day Greeting Cards will be only $.99 cents and you can also sign up for a Free Greeting Card Membership, giving you three FREE cards to use right away, as well as discounts on future cards.

Lilac Diaper Cake with Flowers

I made this lilac themed diaper cake for a friend of mine. Her baby shower was simple with just a lilac floral theme. I kept the design simple by just rolling up plain white size one Pampers Swaddlers and then wrapped thick lilac colored ribbon around each tier. I stuck co-ordinating orchids onto the ribbon using glue dots, making sure not to put any glue dots on the diapers! :)

I attached a matching mini note card to top it off.

Week Long Blog Hop

I am really excited to be co-hosting  Danielle's Blog Hop! Danielle of The Mommy Chronicles was trying to search out a blog hop each and everyday and began to get so frustrated because she seemed to always be a day late. She then created a blog hop that lasts all week long. Now no one has to miss out on the hop because they were a day late. You have an entire week to hop around and check out all of the other blogs on the hop. <div align="center"><a href="" title="All Week Blog Hop" target="_blank"><img src="" alt="All Week Blog Hop" style="border:none;" /></a></div>
The Guidelines for participating in the Weekly blog hop are as follows: 1. Please grab the blog hop button to spread the word. 2. Please follow the host and co-host: The Mommy Chronicles an…

Children's Playroom Furniture Favorites

Children's playroom furniture can be so cute and versatile these days.  Land of Nod is having a FREE SHIPPING promotion on playroom orders of $175 or more so I thought I would take a look and get ideas on what to add to the playroom. They have tables, chairs, toy boxes, storage and so much more. It's hard to decide what to get.
 I love to let the kids draw so this chalkboard table from Land of Nod is ideal to keep them busy for a while. They can erase it and start all over again with minimal mess. Now I just have to find some Dustless Chalk  These adorable chairs are amazing because they have a little storage area right beneath them which helps to keep things tidy.
This classic table is nice, because it also has storage directly underneath it. :)
How cute are these storage bins? They even stack on top of each other to save space.

To receive FREE SHIPPING on playroom orders of $175 or more, just enter the promo code PLAY.

Happy shopping!

Pretty Flamingos at the Zoo

I am so excited because the weather will be warm soon and we will get to visit some fun outdoor places again.  This is a picture of the amazing flamingos we saw last summer when we went to the zoo. It's definitely a nice place to visit and see all the interesting animals while taking a leisurely walk.

How to Ease the Anxiety When You Need a Car Repair

I usually get really nervous when bringing my car into the shop for any kind of repair. Being a woman, the cliche is that you will always end up paying much more than you should for each service. (I'm sure it is a common problem even for some of you men out there) Sometimes you even end up paying for repairs and extras that you didn't even need. I usually check with a few friends just to get their advice and sometimes go to an official dealership just to avoid any unwarranted issues that sometimes come along with going to some random shop. I have noticed that going to a dealership usually costs quite a bit more, but to be honest, I have no idea how much anything should cost.

There is a website called RepairPal and it is a great reference for those who want to have an idea of how much a repair should cost, before going to get their car fixed. I love this because I like to have an idea and some sort of knowledge about what I should be paying for car repair and maintenance servi…