Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Get your 4X fuel points from Kroger

Yay, I just earned a total of 200 fuel points at Kroger!!!  Thanks to BzzAgent and Kroger, they were very nice to send me a coupon for an additional 100 bonus points for my one gift card purchase.  

It is that time of the year, if you want to save some extra money, purchase your gift card for your family or friends as gift(s). Or simply purchase them for yourself for Black Friday shopping to set your budget ahead of time! 

If you buy a gift card at Kroger now, they will give you 4X fuel points. Which means, if you purchase a $100 gift card, you will receive 400 fuel points towards your gas purchase that you get at your local Kroger gas station or participating shell gas station. 400 points equal to .40 cents off per gallon.  There are some restrictions to this, so please don't forget to visit and read/ask each individual Kroger location’s restrictions & rules. 

Happy Savings! 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Giveaway! 2 Tickets to MAX & RUBY in the Nutcracker Suite in Indianapolis

This is a very exciting giveaway!!! A family friendly holiday show, MAX & RUBY in the Nutcracker Suite, is coming to Indianapolis on Sunday, December 8th, 2013 at Murat Theatre at Old National Centre, Indianapolis, Indiana! 

know that many children love love love Max and Ruby including my girls. I’m pretty sure that any Max & Ruby fans will get a kick out of this live performance by Max & Ruby doing the Nutcracker Suite. Thanks to the Bohlsen Group, I have 2 tickets to giveaway to one lucky winner! 

A little about the show: 
"Max & Ruby bring to life a wonderful tradition this holiday season as they take to the stage their most magical performance yet! Inspired by one of the greatest musical scores ever composed - Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite - the beloved bunny siblings star in Koba Entertainment’s brand new musical production Max & Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite."

Number of Winners: 1
Prize: 2 tickets to MAX & RUBY in the Nutcracker Suite at Murat Theatre at Old National Centre, Indianapolis on Sunday, December 8th, 2013@3:30p.m.

Giveaway Ends on Thursday, November 28th @ 12:00a.m. Eastern time
One lucky winner will be randomly selected using Rafflecopter. After I announce the winner, I will contact the winner via email and the winner must reply to my email within 24 hours to arrange prize delivery. 

Don’t forget to enter with your email!!!

Just follow the instructions on Rafflecopter below and Enter.

Good Luck Everyone!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wanna Secure your tickets? You have an option to purchase! 

If you don't win or simply want to secure your tickets to the show for your children, you can purchase them at www.oldnationalcentre.com Ticket prices range from $25 - $50 per ticket and you can pick from two show times (12:00p.m or 3:30p.m.) for your purchase. 

Disclosure: Bohlsen Group has given me free tickets for my family and 2 extra tickets to host this giveaway. 

Japanese Bento

My oldest one dislikes eating school lunches, so I've been making Japanese Bento (lunch) for her every day ever since school started this year. It is kind of tough waking up early in the morning to make lunch but so far, my oldest one has been very happy and pleased:) Just take a look at my pictures of lunches that I made for her.

It really is tough in the morning for me, but I realized that packing lunch every day has been saving our family a lot of money. Plus, all my daughter's friends enjoy looking at her lunch everyday.

If you are interested in making Japanese Bento style lunches for your children, you can purchase the tools that you need by visiting Bento USA. I've purchased all my tools from Bento USA including the lunch box that you see on the picture. If you are not sure about Bento USA, you can find bento tools at Amazon as well.

Have fun making your kids' lunches and start saving some extra money!

Happy savings everyone:)

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Busy Little Girl

My youngest one is a busy little girl. She has two birthday parties to attend today. She is growing up very fast and starting to be more social. I can't believe how time flies by so fast! I like having extra time to myself, but I still want my baby to stay small.

I have a great giveaway coming up soon on this blog. It's a great one if you live in the Indianapolis area. Stay tuned!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Enter to win the grand prize from TruMoo Sweepstakes!

I'm a BzzAgent and had an opportunity to try some yummy TruMoo®'s milk free. I also entered into their sweepstakes. The grand prize is a Goosebumps Haunted Hollywood Vacation!  I'm hoping I'll win. By registering, I also received a $2 off coupon for one Goosebumps DVD. I was able to print it out right away with my printer.

If you are interested in entering this sweepstakes, it's easy! Just head over to the  TruMoo®'s website or their FaceBook page to for more information & sign up. Don't forget to enter your code from specially marked Halloween edition of TruMoo®'s milk. After your entry, you can get your $2 off coupon for one Goosebumps DVD as well. This sweepstakes runs through October 31, 2013.



Good Luck Everyone!

Monday, September 16, 2013

I saved more at CVS!

I purchased all these for $7.77!!! 
After dropping off my youngest one at preschool this morning, I stopped at CVS and saved a ton of money.  I purchased 8 bottles of shampoos & conditioners and one bottle of soda for $6.46!!!!   My total with tax came to $7.77 (lucky 7s... maybe I should buy a lotto ticket today).  

I used coupons listed below:
-$3 off any $15 hair care purchase CVS extracare coupon 
-0.30 off CVS coupon for a bottle of soda
-Buy one get one Pantine coupon (scanned $4.99 at my local CVS) 
-Buy Two Herbal Essences get $3 off coupon
-Buy any 4 Alberto VO5 shampoo or conditioner $1.00 off coupon 

I am so happy!  Every time I save, my children get excited as well. They also help me cut out coupons. I can't wait to tell my children how much I saved today:) 

Happy savings everyone! 

A copy of my receipt:) 

Friday, September 13, 2013

Kroger's Freebie Friday!

I Love Kroger's Free Friday! I picked
my freebie from the Kroger store
 this morning:) 
Yay! I woke up this morning and realized that today is Kroger's freebie friday! I quickly got on to my online Kroger account and downloaded a coupon for one free box of Breakfast on the go! (5 ct).  I had to drop off my youngest one at preschool this morning, so I've stopped at Kroger on my way home and picked up my freebie. 

Don't forget to download your coupon if you haven't yet done so. Kroger's one free box of Breakfast on the go! (5 ct) coupon is only available for download today 9/13/2013. Once you download your coupon, you can redeem your coupon by 9/28/2013. 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Ahhh already in September

Another month has past by and it's already in September.... My children are back in school since August, but I have been doing stuff around my house like painting, yard work and etc. I can't seem to keep up with this blog. My husband and I have so many things to fix around the house. Oh and our air conditioner broke this summer. I just want to cry.... I'm also dealing with cicada killer wasps. We are trying to get rid of them. They are about 2" in size and destroying my flower beds by digging holes. So much to do and so little time..... I hope we can get everything done before the season changes.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Addicted to CVS

Lately, I have been addicted to shop at CVS. Today I went to my weekly shopping at CVS and I was very happy with my purchase. I'm still a newbie at this, but so far, I think I'm doing a good job saving. Pictures below are some of the things that I purchased today and actually made extra money towards my next shopping trip.

After a $1.00 coupon
Paid $0.50 Cents
Earned $1.50 ExtraBucks
Starbucks coffee $1.50
used $1.00 printable coupon
My total was $0.50
Received $1.50 in ExtraBucks Rewards

Herbal Essence Shampoo & conditioner 2/$5

After a BOGO Free Coupon
Only Paid a Penny!
Earned $1.00 ExtraBucks
Used a buy one get one free (scanned $4.99) for Herbal Essence products from today's(7/28/2013) Indy star newspaper P&G coupon book
My total was $0.01 Yes, only a penny!
Received $1.00 Extra Bucks Rewards

I also purchased more stuff that I had coupons for and was able to receive more ExtraBucks. My total out of pocket cost today after applying $22.03 in manufacturer coupons, it came to $36.29 before tax. Then, I received a total of $12.50 in ExtraBucks rewards towards my next shopping trip.

My goal for my next shopping trip is to buy stuff within $12.50 and just pay taxes.

All the things that I purchased today.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Busy Summer

Washington D.C.
Once again, It's been over a month since I posted on my blog back in June. I just have been very busy with my children. My children will be going back to school on August 1st, so I am hoping to spend more time on my freelance work & blogging.  I always wonder how other mommy bloggers keep up with their blog(s) during their children's summer break.

D.C. Rush hour traffic
Well, my family & I just got back from our vacation to Washington D.C. & Maryland. It was very hot there, but we had an awesome time. My children thought that this  trip was the best vacation they ever had.

I spent my teenage years & early 20's in Maryland, so I felt like I was back home, but I sure don't miss D.C./ MD rush hour traffic.

Anyways, it was a great vacation.  I am starting to recover from our trip. I am so ready for my children to go back to school next week!

Downtown Annapolis, MD

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Yummy! Kroger brand product Review

As a BzzAgent, I had an opportunity to try out Kroger's mini slider buns, burgers, new Kroger Cheddar & Sour Cream Ripples Potato Chips and soda. They were all free (coupons) sent by  BzzAgent.com & Kroger so that I can try the products and give my honest opinion. 

When I received my coupon, I immediately went to Krogers and got my free products. I took my 4 year old with me to Kroger and when she saw the mini burgers, she was very excited!  She said "Mommy! Those mini burgers are for me. They are just the right size for me!". She had a huge smile on her face. For me, I usually don't purchase the store brand items & I was not sure about trying out the store brand.  

Although I was very skeptical, I was glad that BzzAgent & Kroger invited me to try Kroger brand products.  Everything tasted great and I did not see anything different between the Kroger brand and major private retail brand.  Kroger's new Cheddar & Sour Cream Ripples Potato Chips were amazingly delicious! I highly recommend this one!  I was kind of hesitant when I saw the flavor, but it was awesome. The whole bag of chips are gone in no time. My husband is usually very picky about his burgers, but Kroger's burgers satisfied his appetite. 

It was the first outdoor dinner we had in a long time. The best thing about Kroger brand food is that the price is right and they taste great!  I will definitely purchase Kroger brand products in the near future. If you live near Kroger, give it a try on Kroger brand food!  I'm sure that you will love it and and you'll save a ton of money on your grocery bill.  And don't forget that those mini burgers will be a great hit for the kids, too! 

**Please understand that this review was written based on my own experience.  Although I had a very positive experience about the products, you may have a different experience than mine.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Get your Free Pepsi Next!

A Free Pepsi Next Coupon I received in my mail:-) 
This offer has ended. 
Do you want to get a FREE bottle of Pepsi Next? If so, just visit Spin the wheel of levy! You may have to watch a short clip, but there is a wheel at the bottom of the site. Just click on a pepsi can to spin the wheel!  Once you spin, it should ask you for your mailing address to fill out. You will get a coupon good for 1 Free Pepsi Next 2 liter bottle.  

Visit the site for more detailed info. https://www.wheeloflevy.com/en/      

I received my coupon within about 2-3 weeks after I visited the site. I picked up my free Pepsi Next at the local store and it was great!!!  As of today, this offer is still good. My mother got hers today! Good luck everyone:-) 

Friday, June 7, 2013

Strawberry Picking Season!

13 lbs of strawberries! 
Yes, it's strawberry picking season here in the central Indiana area. My family and I went to our annual strawberry picking last Sunday and we had a blast! We've been going to Spencer Farm located in Noblesville, IN ever since we moved to Indiana 2 years ago. We picked a total of 13 lbs of strawberries. I've frozen most of them when we got home. Fresh strawberries are definitely tastier compared to buying them at the grocery store. My girls love strawberries, so 13 lbs of strawberries will be eaten & gone in no time! 

My little one took a break
and tasted a fresh strawberry! 
I believe that the strawberry picking season usually last for about 3 weeks, so if you love strawberries, head out to pick your own strawberries this weekend! 

I highly recommend going to Spencer Farm if you live in the central Indiana area. 

Spencer Farm7177 East 161st Street
Noblesville, IN 46062
website: http://spencerberryfarm.com

Happy Strawberry Picking Everyone! 

**Please know that this blog has no affiliation with Spencer Farm. This post was written truly based on my own experience that I wanted to share with everyone. 

Pennington® Smart Feed™ Sprayer System Review

As many of you already know I'm a BzzAgent. Being a BzzAgent, I get to try out new product(s) and report based on 100% of my own experience using the product(s). 

Last month, I was given the opportunity to receive a free Pennington® Smart Feed Sprayer System for my review.  The sprayer itself is very easy to use. Just take a look at my how-to video. 

It's been about a month since I started to use this system and I really love it. I especially love the fact that I do not have to mix any chemicals. The fertilizer is already pre-measured in a tablet, so all I had to do was just add a tablet(s) into the sprayer system. 

Before & After

If you are looking to grow some beautiful garden flowers/veggies this year, I highly recommend this sprayer. My plants are growing very well this year! Take a look at my before and after pictures! 

Please know that this review was written based on 100% my own experience using the product and you may have a different experience. 

National Doughnut Day!

Today is National Doughnut Day!!!! My husband mentioned it last night then he went out to get me a cup of iced coffee & a free doughnut from Dunkin' Donuts this morning :-)  He is so sweet.  If you are going out to Dunkin' Donuts today, you will get a free doughnut with any beverage purchase. 

In addition, I believe that you will get a free doughnut with no purchase required at Krispy Kreme participating locations. Make sure to check out with your local Krispy Kreme before you head out to see if they are participating. This offer is good while their supplies last. 

I'm sure that there are more places giving away free doughnuts today, so don't forget to check out your local Doughnut shop. I hope you all have a wonderful day celebrating National Doughnut day! 

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Busy month

Wow, I can't believe that my last post was written on May 9th. The month of May has been flying by...   I have been basically very busy with my children's school stuff. My youngest one's preschool has ended last week and my oldest has two more days of school left to go. I have so many things to write about, but never really have my alone time.... Even if I get a free time, I'm just all worn out. I am very tired right now as well. I guess I need to get some sleep. I'm sorry about ranting.... I hope everyone has a good night! Sweet dreams:-)

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Another Freebie from ibotta

$1.00 Cash
back on Capri Sun big
Pouch juice drink
I totally forgot to mention about this yesterday.... While I was shopping on Tuesday, I checked ibotta app on my iPhone and got a CapriSun big pouch juice drink for FREE!   

Capri Sun Big Pouch juice drink was 0.88 cents at Walmart.  I claimed a digital coupon for $1.00 cash back from ibotta. Although the  value of this juice was less than the value of the coupon, ibotta still gave me a full amount of $1.00 cash back!!! 
I got this for 0.88 cents
& ibotta gave me
$1.00 Cash back!

I really really love ibotta!!! I highly recommend everyone to join ibotta. If you are interested, please follow my referral link to join today: http://ibotta.com/r/ZY7SUw   As always, I greatly appreciate you for following my referral link in advance. 

Please let me know how much you saved/earned after using this App. I would like to hear some happy stories:-) If you have any questions about this app, please don't hesitate to ask me questions. I'll be happy to answer your questions:-) You can also read more about ibotta on my past post by clicking my link here.

Thank you, Delicia for signing up through my link on 5/01/2013!  I'm very thankful that you followed my link. I hope that ibotta app is working for you! 

Happy Savings! 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Nice Weather!

The weather has been so nice here in the central Indiana area. I've done all my errands including my grocery shopping yesterday, so I think I'm going to spend most of my day outside today.  Oh and while I was shopping yesterday, I manage to earn extra money with FieldAgent & EasyShift (iPhone apps) as well! I took 3 assignments that were all done at one location. By the time I got home, all 3 assignments were approved & paid. Yay! It was a great grocery shopping day for me. 

Anyways, my flower garden is a total mess, so I think I will work on it today. I see weeds everywhere out of control!!!! It will be a great day to try out the AMDRO PowerFlex Pest & Weed System that I just received FREE from BzzAgent.  I just love being a BzzAgent and tying out new products. I can't wait to write about my experience using this product. Stay tuned for my review. 

I hope everyone has a wonderful day today! 

Monday, May 6, 2013

Earn extra income with iPhone Apps!

I have been experimenting with how much money I can earn just by using my iPhone Apps. For the month of April, I think I've done good. I'm am very impressed. Just take a look at a list of Apps that I used below.  **ibotta & endorce contains my referral links. If you decide to try them out,  I greatly appreciate you for following my links in advance.

FieldAgent - $41.50 
I took 9 jobs. I completed most jobs while I was shopping and only took me a few minutes to complete each job. I was a mystery shopper for most of the jobs I've done. Some jobs were audits (checking store displays on a certain brand(s)/taking pictures). I also had one survey that I answered at home.

I completed 4 shifts. Just like FieldAgent,  each shift took me a few minutes to complete. Just took some pictures and answered questions about product displays. 

ibotta - $10.75
I wrote about this on my previous post. I claimed digital coupons and got cash back right to my PayPal account.

endorce - $1.22
This App is no longer available

This App requires patience. You basically watch videos to accumulate points. You can also upload your video(s) to earn points as well. I do this while I watch my children playing outside. This App will pay you right away via PayPal once you have enough points in your account. You can exchange your points with a gift card as well. 

Anyways, when I added them all together, I made a total of $78.48!!!  Wow, I never thought using my iPhone could be profitable. I would not consider these Apps as my consistent source of income, but every little bit helps! This income will actually pay for my oldest daughter's piano lessons for the month of May.  

Oh, one more thing.... FieldAgent & EasyShift have jobs all over the place, but I only take jobs that are within 2 miles of my house. I figured that I need to factor in my traveling time and gas to maximize my profit. 

If you are looking to make some extra income, I highly recommend these apps. However, please remember that your experience using these apps may be different than what I experienced. 

Happy earning extra income! 

My PayPal Screen shot 4/1/2013 - 4/30/2013

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

I Love ibotta!

**Disclosure: This post contains my referral links. Please see my Disclosure Policy.

I love love ibotta App that I downloaded onto my iPhone last month. It's an App that offers you digital coupons/offers that gives you cash back. So far I've received payment of $10.75 to my PayPal account.

Got this for .89 cents
Here are some of the cash back I received:

Got this for .88 cents
Capri Sun at Walmart was rolled back $2.18 I got $1.00 from ibotta, so basically got it for $1.18

Smucker's Squeeze at Walmart $1.89 ibotta cash back $1.00 Got it for .89 cents

Kool-Aid Jammers at Walmart $1.88 ibotta cash back $1.00 Got it for .88 cents

Kool-Aid Bursts $1.00 at Krogers $1.00 cash back from ibotta, so it was FREE!
and many more!

Got this for FREE!
In order to claim your coupons/offers, you'll need to watch videos, read facts about products, take a quick survey and post your story on Facebook. However, these tasks are very easy and quick. They will only take you a few seconds.

They also offer bonuses, too! Below are the bonuses I received in the month of April.

-Newbie - $2.00  After claiming my first 2 offers

-Steddy Eddy - $1.00 After claiming at least one offer a week for 4 weeks

-April Showers - $0.50 For redeeming 4 offers in month of April.

-Friends - I have not earned this bonus yet, but you can get this bonus by referring your friends.

*I noticed that they consistently add different bonuses that you can earn.

I mainly check ibotta when I go out grocery shopping. I only claim offer(s) if the product(s) are on my shopping list. So far so good. They've had at least one offer that I can claim every time I go out shopping.

Oh and in order to get your cash back, you'll need to upload your receipt and scan the product(s) upc code for poof of purchase. It is so simple and easy! Once you reach $10, you can cash out immediately right to your PayPal account.

If you would like to try ibotta, please follow my referral link: http://ibotta.com/r/ZY7SUw  I greatly appreciate you for following my link in advance. Please let me know how much you saved/earned after using this App. I would like to hear some happy stories:-)

If you have questions or need help with ibotta, please leave me a comment below. I will be happy to answer questions and would love to help you out.

Happy savings and earning extra cash in your pocket!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

The International Space Station

Yay, thanks to the local TV station WTHR-TV13's Facebook post on last Thursday night, I got to see the International Space Station passing over the sky here in central Indiana!  I mean the International Space Station is so far out in the space, so you can only see a bright light moving fast over the sky, but it was an amazing sight. I wish my children got to see it:-(  It was around 9:42p.m., so my girls were already in bed....

Anyway, I did some research and found out that NASA actually has a free service called spot the Space Station. This service will  notify you of "good" sighting chance of the International Space Station in your area. I've immediately signed up:-) I am hoping that my girls can join me next time to spot the Space Station. I think this is a fun and a very educational activity for any children/adults. The best part of this activity is that it's FREE! If you are interested in spotting the International Space Station from your backyard, try visiting http://spotthestation.nasa.gov for more information. Good luck!

Monday, April 22, 2013

I won!

Yay, when I checked my mail box few days ago, I received an envelope from L'OREAL Paris.  When I opened it, it said "Congratulation on winning!"Just see my picture.  I don't remember when I entered into their free hair color giveaway, but I won!!!! I  got a manufacture's coupon for one free Healthy Look Creme Gloss hair color for FREE!  I went to the store over the weekend and got it!

While I was feeling lucky, I've decided to enter into John Frieda Elite Colour Access Sweepstakes & Instant Win Game. As soon as I entered,  I saw a pop up window, saying that "Congratulations!" Yes! I won again. This time, I won a one year subscription to Elle Magazine! I've already received a confirmation email from its fulfillment department saying that I should start getting the magazine soon. Wow, winning two things in one week.

I think that L'OREAL hair color giveaway is already over, but John Frieda Elite Colour Access Sweepstakes & Instant Win Game is still going on. It ends on 11/15/2013 11:59:00 PM  ET, so you still have plenty of time to enter.  The only thing about John Frieda Elite Colour Access Sweepstakes & Instant Win Game is that you have to become a John Frieda Elite Colour Access member, but it's free. Enter today and see if you can win a prize:-)  Good luck everyone!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Recycled T-Shirt Necklace

I saw so many people creating their own necklace/scarf out of their old t-shirt, so I've decided to try to make one for myself. I watched the video on marthastewart.com (T-Shirt Necklace with Queen Latifah)
and I kind of followed the directions on how to make this.

All I used for this project was 1 old t-shirt and a pair of scissors! No sewing was required:-) Just take a look at the pictures.  I cut my old t-shirt in loops, stretched every single one of them, and tied them all together with a leftover strip.

When I showed this necklace to my husband, he thought that I had purchased it from the store! I absolutely love this and it was a fun craft project to do with my daughters.  If you have some old t-shirts, make some pretty necklaces! It saves money and it's fun! If you are really good at making a different variations of t-shirt necklaces, you could sell your t-shirt necklaces on Etsy to make some extra income as well.  Happy Crafting!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Lysol® Touch of Foam™ Review

**Disclosure-I received a full size bottle of Lysol Touch of Foam Antibacterial Hand Wash and 10 coupons for free from BzzAgent.  Although I was given the product for free to review, the opinions of this product is 100% my own honest opinion based on my experience using the product.

The package from Bzzagent

I'm a BzzAgent and got my first BzzKit from BzzAgent.com!  I received a full size bottle of New Lysol Touch of Foam Antibacterial Hand Wash soap  and coupons.  My family is used to using a liquid hand soap, so I was excited to try this new soap. 

I had my children try out the soap first and they loved it. My 4 year old usually has a hard time lathering liquid soap, so Lysol Touch of Foam Antibacterial Hand Wash soap really helped her out. One squirt gave her just the right amount that she needed. Also, her foam/lather never disappeared until she rinsed her hands. Both of my girls said,  "this soap feels so soft and smells really good!"  My 8 year old loved the smell so much that she did not want to rinse the soap off of her hands.  

I tried the soap after my girls and I loved it, too!  My hands felt very soft after washing. Nice smell lasted even long after washing my hands. This product also claims that it kills 99.9% of germs and Moisturizer-enriched micro-bubbles will leave hands very soft.  I'm a germ freak with sensitive skin, so this soap definitely serves me and my family well. In addition,  Lysol Touch of Foam Antibacterial Hand Wash soap are available in three great scents listed below: 

Creamy Vanilla Orchird - This is what I received and I loved it! 
Rose & Cherry in Bloom
Wild Berry Bliss

The only drawback that I noticed on this soap was that this soap seems to run out very quickly compare to a liquid soap.  Other than that I give this soap an A+!  

Thursday, March 28, 2013

My New Bench

I have been searching for a bench to put in our entrance through the garage. It is kind of a narrow space, so I needed a bench that had a seating depth of around 12"-13".  Well, I looked everywhere and most of the benches I liked were very expensive ( $250 - $600  ). Anyway, I recently visited a friend and saw that her husband had made their own bench plus the cubbies and saved a ton of money. They got their plans & instructions from http://ana-white.com. I immediately checked out the site with my husband and found a perfect plan for our bench. My husband worked on it over one weekend. He made the perfect bench that I always wanted. Not only that, it only cost us about $60 in materials. Just take a look at the picture below. We will be staining this bench to a dark brown color sometime in the next few days to match it with rest of our furniture in the house. I'm just so happy that we saved tons of money as well. If you are into DIY project and love to save money, I suggest you to visit http://ana-white.com .  I love love the site and I already have 2-3 projects lined up for my husband! No more buying expensive furnitures from the store! We will be making our own custom furniture from now on:-) Happy DIY and Savings!

My New Bench!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

BYOU Magazine Review

**Disclosure: I received a free copy of BYOU magazine for review purposes. I was not financially compensated in any way to write this post. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my own observations while my daughter read the magazine. 

I had the opportunity to review a magazine called BYOU ('Be Your Own You!') with my oldest daughter today. It is a magazine that targets young girls ages 8-14. Just what I was looking for my oldest girl who is going to be 9 this spring. 

As soon as my daughter started reading it, she was glued to the magazine. I heard some great excitement, comments, shouts during her read as well. She also liked the article that discussed about facing fears that girls typically fear. She enjoyed the games, puzzles and a lot more. I think that this magazine truly relates to my daughter's current interests. 

BYOU magazine definitely offers many positive messages that help young girls to be their own self. It is an age appropriate magazine that discusses many current stories/topics that girls can relate in today's world.  It covers positive self-affirming messaging and stories. It is also great that BYOU magazine interviews  positive inspiring celebrity role models for girls can look up to. 

I believe that girls can be educated through this magazine, gain information, gain positive self esteem,  etc. So far, I am very pleased with the copy that I received. My daughter enjoyed reading it. I am glad that a magazine like BYOU exists. Sometimes it is so hard for me to relate to my daughter because things are a little different now compared to when I was in school. BYOU magazine will definitely help guide my daughter in a positive direction for the future. 

BYOU magazine is available in bookstores across the US & Canada. Subscriptions are available from  www.BYOUmagazine.com.  Since my daughter loved BYOU, I am thinking about getting a subscription for her upcoming birthday as a gift. If you have a daughter (ages 8-14), this is a great magazine for her to read. Girls need to be empowered and get prepared for the future. BYOU magazine can definitely be a part of many girls' lives!

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Something special for Easter?

Are you looking for something special to do for your kids on Easter? Then visit the website called http://www.easterbunnyletter.com. This website will let you create a free letter from the Easter Bunny for your kids!  I just happened to find this website while I was looking for some ideas on what to do for upcoming Easter.

I thought that this will be a cute idea for my youngest one, so I created a letter for her using their website.  It was pretty simple to make a custom letter. They gave me three templates to choose from and I added my child's name, age, hometown, good deeds and etc. Then I saved it as a PDF file and printed. I just can't wait to see my little ones reaction on Easter! I'm sure that she will love it. The best thing is that it did not cost me anything!

There is an option to pay for some extra stuff  for $1.99, but I was very pleased with the free low resolution pdf letter:-)

Monday, March 11, 2013

Rock Paper Skittles!

Skittles is offering sweepstakes called Rock Paper Skittles. It is kind of a fun game to play and you could win $50,000. I wish I can win, but who knows. Check out the site RockPaperSkittles.com for more details. I believe that it ends on 5/31/13.Good luck everyone! 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Can I make money without spending any money?

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Okay, I have used InboxDollars in the past and I got paid many times. Since I was busy with my little ones, I was not checking my InboxDollars account for over a year.... when I checked it two days ago, my account was deactivated:-(

Anyways, I basically started my account fresh with a $5 sign up bonus. I have not paid anything and I've already made $13.01 in two days just by reading emails, watching videos' and answering surveys. There are things that you purchase/sign up in order to get paid, but I have been staying away from them. I'm simply sticking with things that are free such as I mentioned before, read emails, watch videos', take surveys, oh and complete tasks.

In order to get paid from them, I need to earn $30. I am almost half way there! I wonder how long it'll take me to reach that goal. I never tracked my progress in the passed, so it will be interesting to figure out to see how long it will take me to just earn $30.

If you have some extra time and want to make some extra income, this might not be a bad gig for you. If you want to try it yourself, you can sign up by following this link and get your free $5 sign up bonus.  Good luck! and Stay tuned for my progress:-)

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Cute Whale Note Cards

I've designed Cute Whale Note Cards for sale on Etsy. It's a set of ten folded notecards with a cute whale along with a blank talk bubble for anyone to fill in. These cards can be made into whatever your heart desires (Thank you card, I love you card, Just Because card and etc.). Inside of the cards are also left blank. If you are interested, please visit the link below. Thanks!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Win a Free Pizza!

I just found out that Papa John's Pizza is offering a great promotion. All you need to do is to visit the site,  http://www.papajohnscointoss.com and predict/vote for Super Bowl coin toss(Heads or Tails).  Voting ends on Feb. 2 at 11:59p.m. PST.  I believe that if you make the right call on coin toss, you will receive a promotion code via email that is good for a free large one topping pizza. Make sure to visit the site for more information http://www.papajohnscointoss.com.  Good luck everyone!