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Freebie Friday May 15, 2015

Friday, May 15th, 2015

freebie friday Happy Freebie Friday, everyone! As always, we would like to thank Couponing 101 for assisting us with our freebies each week for loads of deals, savings, and freebies!

This week on MomAdvice I was finally able to share about my fun interview with Molly Ringwald all about her book, When It Happens To You, for our Sundays with Writers. Totally fan-moment for me! For our Focus on Technology M Challenge, I updated two of my favorite articles that really helped us get our kid tech-time under control: printable tech & chore tickets, and ways we try and make face time a priority. Mary Carver is also sharing some great tips about using technology to make the most of your summer!

See who’s guest-posting on this week’s edition of It’s the 3 Little Things & get your weekly dose of happy,  find lots of inspiring DIY, food, decorating and craft ideas in our popular Notebook, and be sure to take a look at all the contests you can enter on our weekly round-up of great giveaways, too.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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This Week’s Freebie Events: May 16 – May 22
16th – Barnes & Noble: Join story time featuring Ballet Cat, 11 am
16th – Lakeshore Learning: Create a Hot Air Balloon, 11 am – 3 pm

 

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Apron Full of Giveaways 05.12.15

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Blue Check Half Apron via Etsy

Source: Ten Fifteen Bucks,  $10.00

 

Welcome to our Apron Full of Giveaways! I hope everyone is having a great week this week! As we do each week, here is our round-up of giveaways for our readers. We hope that this is beneficial to you and your family! Please let us know if you guys win anything- I love to hear the success stories!

Below are the contest links-if you are hosting a contest please link it up below. Sorry, we are not giving away the aprons just showcasing them! Please put your site name and then what type of contest you are hosting. For example, “MomAdvice (Kid’s Movies).”

Good luck to each of you!

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Freebie Friday May 8, 2015

Friday, May 8th, 2015

freebie friday Happy Freebie Friday, everyone! As always, we would like to thank Couponing 101 for assisting us with our freebies each week for loads of deals, savings, and freebies!

This week on MomAdvice I am sharing a couple of graduation-themed posts – one for DIY Grad Party Ideas and the other showing how to create Money Book Page Posies to gift a grad (or anyone!). I’ve also got a great giveaway going to win a gift card to Shoe Carnival, so make sure you enter to get a chance to win some fun shoes. Finally, I introduced our m challenge theme for the month of May: Focus on Technology. We’ll be talking about how to manage it and some tips to get the most out of something that has become so important in our lives. I’m really looking forward to it!

You’ll also want to check out this week’s edition of It’s the 3 Little Things to get your weekly dose of happy, and you can find lots of inspiring DIY, food, decorating and craft ideas in our popular Notebook, as well as enter a ton of contests in our weekly round-up of great giveaways.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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Health & Beauty
 
 
Entertainment
 
8×10 Photo Print at Walgreens (with coupon code FREE2PRINT)
 
This Week’s Freebie Events: May 9 – May 15
 
9th – Barnes & Noble: Join story time featuring Mom School and How to Babysit a Grandma, 11 am
 
9th – Lakeshore Learning: Create a Garden Blooms Photo Frame, 11 am – 3 pm
 
9th – Lowe’s: Build a Mother’s Day Planter, 10 am
 
9th & 10th – Pottery Barn: Make a Tissue-Paper Flower Craft for Mom

 

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Treat Yourself: Happy Mother’s Day from Shoe Carnival (GIVEAWAY!!)

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

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Mother's Day Shoe Shopping With Shoe Carnival

*This post is sponsored by Shoe Carnival.  Thank you for supporting the companies that support this site!

Ladies, it is almost OUR DAY and in honor of all the hard working mamas out there, I am so excited to be partnering up with Shoe Carnival for this Mother’s Day to show off some delightfully fashionable & comfortable shoes you can find for yourself at their fantastic store. Not only am I sharing about my own finds, but I am also giving FOUR lucky moms a $50 gift card to treat themselves this Mother’s Day to some new shoes too!

Mother's Day Shoe Shopping With Shoe Carnival

It is (WITH PLEASURE) that I get to act as your tour guide into some of my favorite options I found at my store!

To say that I am obsessed with shoes would be an understatement. Although I have learned to whittle my wardrobe down to a manageable amount, my shoe collection continues to grow and, I humbly admit, that will never change. To put it simply, a good pair of shoes make the outfit. With a small wardrobe, a good pair of shoes adds a plethora of new possibilities with my wardrobe.

What has changed for me though is that my feet are no longer happy in shoes that don’t offer loads of comfort and support. As a busy mom, I’m on my feet all day and I embrace that I need more supportive shoes than I did in my twenties  Thankfully, shoes with loads of support can still be highly fashionable and here are a few of the beautiful pairs I found while browsing their store.

Mother's Day Shoe Shopping With Shoe Carnival

The New Balance Classic 574’s have been on my wish list this year especially after seeing the world’s most fashionable city girls sporting them around town on Pinterest.  These shoes are definitely both stylish and comfortable. The best part about styling these New Balance Classics is that they can be dressed up with leggings and a great shirt or you can dress them down in rolled skinnies and a t-shirt.  For ladies with a wider foot, I highly recommend these for the ultimate girl-about-town sneaker.

Mother's Day Shoe Shopping With Shoe Carnival

If you are looking for a modern take on the New Balance, I fell in love with these New Balance WX711 fitness-trainers and I have a feeling they are going to be my new favorite workout shoe thanks to their ultra soft and responsive cushioning that is made for all day comfort. The shoes are so lightweight that I can’t wait to give these a test run at my local gym especially when doing kicks and lunges in my total body conditioning class.

Mother's Day Shoe Shopping With Shoe Carnival

Birkenstocks have always felt unfeminine to me so they have never been a go-to shoe even when they have been trendy.  I do love the trend for comfort though so I was very excited to find these affordable Unr8ed Lydia Sandals, both for their floral femininity and their trendy footbed style.  How cute are those?

Mother's Day Shoe Shopping With Shoe Carnival

As we prepare to head to Italy for our anniversary in just a couple of short weeks, I have been on the hunt for the perfect shoes that would look great with jeans or with dresses. I stumbled upon these Clarks Wendy Estate shoes and fell in love.  I wore them on a trip last week and it felt as though I was wearing the world’s comfiest slipper even when I had been running through the airport and navigating those long hallways to my hotel room. Not only is the shoe cushioned, but it also has supportive cushioning around the heel and Velcro adjustable straps that help ensure you have the perfect fit and no sore feet at the end of the day.  A tiny heel helps these feel more dressy while still embracing the comfort that our family has always loved from the Clarks brand.

Mother's Day Shoe Shopping With Shoe Carnival

Who wants to go shopping now? Mother’s Day is all about treating yourself and I am so excited to be sharing a giveaway with you to treat yourself to a comfy AND stylish pair of shoes.

Not only did I love the good deals I found at the store, but I am a big fan of great rewards programs and Shoe Carnival offers both. When visiting your store, don’t forget to sign up for the Shoe Perks Rewards Program. You earn a point for every dollar you spend, receive a $10 Shoe Perks reward certificate for every 200 points earned, and get 50 points just for joining! Since I brought four pairs of shoes home to help be your tour guide (oh, the AGONY!), I am well on my way with points on my card for my next visit! Not only did I take advantage of some great sales, but I also look forward to the future coupon rewards I will receive by joining the club.

Today I am giving away a $50 gift card to FOUR lucky mamas to treat yourself this Mother’s Day to a shopping day at Shoe CarnivalFollow the instructions below in our Rafflecopter widget to enter.  Good luck and Happy Mother’s Day!

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Let me know which shoes you loved out of my picks or what pair of shoe you have been coveting for Mother’s Days! I can’t wait to hear about your picks!  xo

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Shoe Carnival.

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Apron Full of Giveaways 05.05.15

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Pink-Black Leaf Apron via Etsy

Source: Two More Minutes,  $25.00

 

Welcome to our Apron Full of Giveaways! I hope everyone is having a great week this week! As we do each week, here is our round-up of giveaways for our readers. We hope that this is beneficial to you and your family! Please let us know if you guys win anything- I love to hear the success stories!

Below are the contest links-if you are hosting a contest please link it up below. Sorry, we are not giving away the aprons just showcasing them! Please put your site name and then what type of contest you are hosting. For example, “MomAdvice (Kid’s Movies).”

Good luck to each of you!

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Freebie Friday May 1, 2015

Friday, May 1st, 2015

freebie friday Happy Freebie Friday, everyone! As always, we would like to thank Couponing 101 for assisting us with our freebies each week for loads of deals, savings, and freebies!

This week on MomAdvice I’m sharing my book picks for April Must Reads – 5 amazing books you will want to add to your book bag – as well as a wonderful interview with Jandy Nelson, author of one of my must reads, I’ll Give You The Sun for our Sundays With Writers series. Oh, this book lover is in heaven!

Be sure to check out this week’s edition of It’s the 3 Little Things to get your weekly dose of happy, find lots of inspiring DIY, food, decorating and craft ideas in our popular Notebook, and take a look at all the contests you can enter on our weekly round-up of great giveaways, too.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Food & Drink
Vegetable Seeds Packet (when you pledge)
Traditional Medicinals Tea Sample (choose sample/coupon from dropdown menu)
Health & Beauty
Pet
Entertainment
This Week’s Freebie Events: May 2 – May 8
2nd – Barnes & Noble: Join storytime featuring What Do You Do With An Idea?, 11 am
2nd – Home Depot: Build a Picket Fence Photo Frame, 9 am – 12 pm
2nd – Lakeshore Learning: Create a Thank-A-Teacher Tote Bag, 11 am – 3 pm
2nd & 3rd – National Museums: Bank of America Cardholders get free admission all weekend long
3rd – Toys R Us: Make a LEGO Star Wars Mini Wookie Gunship, 12 – 2 pm

 

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Apron Full of Giveaways 04.28.15

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Layered Floral Apron via Etsy

Source: Kozy Kitchens,  $26.00

 

Welcome to our Apron Full of Giveaways! I hope everyone is having a great week this week! As we do each week, here is our round-up of giveaways for our readers. We hope that this is beneficial to you and your family! Please let us know if you guys win anything- I love to hear the success stories!

Below are the contest links-if you are hosting a contest please link it up below. Sorry, we are not giving away the aprons just showcasing them! Please put your site name and then what type of contest you are hosting. For example, “MomAdvice (Kid’s Movies).”

Good luck to each of you!

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Freebie Friday April 24, 2015

Friday, April 24th, 2015

freebie friday Happy Freebie Friday, everyone! As always, we would like to thank Couponing 101 for assisting us with our freebies each week for loads of deals, savings, and freebies!

This week on MomAdvice I am sharing a yummy roasted garlic hummus, as well as getting into details about how to use a home management binder using our set of 14 free printables and how it can help you create a home where you want to be.

Check out this week’s edition of It’s the 3 Little Things to get your weekly dose of happy,  find lots of inspiring DIY, food, decorating and craft ideas in our popular Notebook, and be sure to take a look at all the contests you can enter on our weekly round-up of great giveaways, too.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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Health & Beauty
Entertainment
This Week’s Freebie Events: April 25 – May 1
25th – Lakeshore Learning:  Create a Butterfly Pencil Holder, 11 am – 3 pm

 

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Apron Full of Giveaways 04.21.15

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Black-Gingham Apron via Etsy

Source: Mao Lucky Shop,  $24.99.

 

Welcome to our Apron Full of Giveaways! I hope everyone is having a great week this week! As we do each week, here is our round-up of giveaways for our readers. We hope that this is beneficial to you and your family! Please let us know if you guys win anything- I love to hear the success stories!

Below are the contest links-if you are hosting a contest please link it up below. Sorry, we are not giving away the aprons just showcasing them! Please put your site name and then what type of contest you are hosting. For example, “MomAdvice (Kid’s Movies).”

Good luck to each of you!

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Freebie Friday April 17, 2015

Friday, April 17th, 2015

freebie friday Happy Freebie Friday, everyone! As always, we would like to thank Couponing 101 for assisting us with our freebies each week for loads of deals, savings, and freebies!

This week on MomAdvice I am sharing a delicious recipe for baked pecan chicken tenders as well as two DIY articles in line with our April M Challenge of loving our homesDIY lampshade ideas and the DIY laundry, with recipes for detergent and dryer sheets. Mary Carver is also with us sharing tips to stay connected to your spouse during busy seasons – it’s terrific, as always!

Check out this week’s edition of It’s the 3 Little Things to get your weekly dose of happy,  find lots of inspiring DIY, food, decorating and craft ideas in our popular Notebook, and be sure to take a look at all the contests you can enter on our weekly round-up of great giveaways, too.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Food & Drink
Health & Beauty
Pet
Entertainment
This Week’s Freebie Events: April 18 – 24
18th – Barnes & Noble: Join storytime featuring Aqualicious, 11 am
18th – Lakeshore Learning: Create a Whirly Twirly Windmill, 11 am – 3 pm
18th & 19th – National Parks: Free Admission All Weekend
21st – Pottery Barn: Decorate a Biodegradable Flower Pot and Plant Seeds, 11 am
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