Marraige is an adventure so create a wedding registry that is ready for it! #TargetWedding

Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Target. All opinions are my own. When my husband and I got married, we were pretty much poor starving graduate students.  Our furniture was a miss matched collection of whatever I found at yard sales and none of our dinner dishes matched.  We were lucky if we could find a dish in the cabinet that didn't have a crack in it, much less anything that was stylish and attractive.  When we set up our wedding registry we had our eyes on things that were practical.  Salt and pepper shakers may seem … [Read more...]

Back to School Shopping Tips for Teens

Your kids may have just started their summer vacation but here in Georgia, kids will be going back to school in less than a month.  Their first day of school is August 5th and I have a lot to do before that day gets here.  With a few more camps, a vacation, and work to keep me busy, we are trying to fit back to school shopping in wherever we can.  If you thought that shopping with toddlers was fun, just wait til you start shopping with teens!  They seem to have their own set of problems when it comes to heading back to school.  I thought I … [Read more...]

Dog Training Tips and a Twitter Party for Pet Appreciation Week #PSP4Pets

These dog training tips have been sponsored by Pet Supplies Plus and The Motherhood but all opinions expressed here are my own. Back in my life before I had HUMAN children I was totally devoted to my canine kids.  My husband and I were active in many different dog sports including flyball, agility, obedience training, and disc dog competitions.  We had two shepherds, a large truck and our weekends were spent traveling from one dog trial to another.  It was an amazing amount of fun, for both dogs and humans!  Then, my husband and I had our … [Read more...]

How to Get Advice for Your Online Shopping

This is a sponsored post. I am a Shop Your Way blogger and all opinions are my own. Have you ever purchased an appliance and a week later you realize you have no idea how to use a certain function that it offers?  Or, maybe you are looking for the perfect gift for a friend and would like to know if it is really as great as the online reviews make it seem.  Ever heard the phrase 'Well, there's an APP for that'?  In this case, there really IS an app to help you get advice about your online purchases without leaving the comfort of your … [Read more...]

Shop Your Way Max offers FREE 2 Day Shipping!

This is a sponsored post. I am a Shop Your Way blogger and all opinions are my own. I am a huge fan of shopping online.  I can find just about everything I am looking for without wasting several hours and way too many dollars in gas running from store to store.  One thing I hate about online shopping, though, is companies that charge a ridiculous amount of money on shipping.  I have seen places that charge $15 to ship a pair of gloves!  Really?  Why is it the things that are the lightest in weight cost the most to ship?  Whenever I am … [Read more...]

Celebrate @Kmart Layaway with a New Dance Craze! #KmartLayawayDance

This is a sponsored post. I am a Kmart blogger, though all opinions are my own This weekend, I was taking my daughter and a friend of hers to the movies and they were in the back seat of the car giggling.  Since teenage girls giggle quite a bit I didn't think much of it but eventually my curiosity won out.  When I turned to ask them what was so funny they showed me a short video clip of her friend dancing to a music video.  The music was hip and upbeat and she was clearly having a blast...they laughed over that dance video for quite a … [Read more...]

Boost Your Holiday Budget with the @ShopYourWay #PersonalShopper Program!

This is a sponsored post. I am a Sears blogger, though all opinions are my own. Last week I was on the hunt for Christmas Pajamas for my kids.  Yes, they are teens but they still love our tradition of getting funky jammies from Santa on Christmas eve!  I spent hours looking at websites trying to find something cute yet affordable, which is not easy when your kids wear adult sized clothes!  Of course, wouldn't you know that I found the perfect Christmas pajamas on the Kmart website?  Cute, inexpensive and delivery took only a few days!  Kmart … [Read more...]

Shop These Best Buy Deals this Holiday #bbyHoliday13

This discussion about Best Buy Deals has been sponsored.  The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. The other day my husband and I rearranged our office and thus needed a new cable to run from the cable box to the computer.  Husband says "Why don't you go to (insert Best Buy competitor here) and buy once since it is close?".  I told him in no uncertain terms that I would be going to Best Buy for my supplies because they have people there that … [Read more...]

My Black Friday Wish List and a $100 Khols GC Giveaway

This black Friday wish list and Giveaway has been sponsored by Coupons.com but all opinions expressed are my own. Black Friday is one day of the year that I refuse to actually step foot in a store.  I have never been a huge fan of crowds but I AM a huge fan of saving money. Just because I am hanging around the house in fuzzy slippers and relaxing with family doesn't mean I can't find some great deals on the hottest must have items of the season.  I can find some great black friday deals just by browsing the internet and using coupon codes … [Read more...]

Affordable Fashion for Everyone at Modnique

This post about affordable fashion has been sponsored by Modnique and Splash Creative Media but all opinions expressed are my own. Christmas is coming soon and a week after that is my daughter's 12th birthday.  I have discovered that my daughter is a mini fashionista and the only things on her list of 'wants' this year are clothes, shoes, makeup and bling.  I was more into frogs and climbing trees at her age but she has a style all her own and is eager to express herself in a unique way. While I am all for her expressing her uniqueness, I … [Read more...]