Creative Decorating Ideas with the Sears Furniture Collection

This is a sponsored post through the Social Media Chicks influencer network. I am a Sears Holding Corporation blogger, though all opinions are my own. 8 years ago my husband and I moved from our tiny starter home into a larger house in a good school district.  All of the furniture from our first house fit into one floor of our current home.  Not that our current digs are a palace or anything....but we had a lot of empty space to fill up!  8 years later and it is still a work in progress.  Much of our current furniture is second hand (and … [Read more...]

Ditch the Coupon Clutter with the Shop Your Way Phone App

This post about the Shop Your Way Phone App  has been sponsored.  I am a Sears blogger, though all opinions are my own. I have a large bag of coupons that I keep with me at all times.  It is either in my car, my purse, or stuck in a reusable shopping bag.  These aren't grocery store coupons for toothpaste or coffee.  Nope, I have a whole BOX for those.  These coupons are for retail stores because I hate to pay full price for anything when I shop.  Of course, I forget to clean it out regularly so I often find expired coupons in there that I … [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 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...]

You Can Be Better Together with the Target Wedding Registry! #TargetWedding

This this Target Wedding Registry discussion has been sponsored by Target and Social Chorus but all opinions expressed here are my own. I was recently approached by Target to help spread the word about this season's Target wedding registry theme: Be Yourself, Together.  They asked me to interpret their wedding theme of “Be Yourself, Together" and tell my readers what this theme means to me.  Part of this challenge was to choose two very different Target products that, when gifted together, add up to something better.  The Target Wedding … [Read more...]

Let ALDI Help You Entertain this Holiday with a Few Simple Tips!

One of my favorite parts about this time of year is having an excuse to get together with friends for some much needed socializing and relaxing.  Most of the year is so crazy busy with kid's activities and school projects that there isn't any time or energy for just hanging out with friends.  For 2 weeks over Christmas break there is no homework, no getting up early for math help sessions and very few extracurricular activities.   Plenty of time to kick back and have a glass of wine and tasty food with friends.  I try and keep the house well … [Read more...]