Staples’ Top Trends and Must-Have Products for 2014 Back to School. #StaplesBTS

Disclosure: I attended a Staples back-to-school event and was provided with a gift card. All opinions are 100% my own. Here in New York, we have over a week left of back-to-school shopping time.   My kids don't start school til' September 4th so I'm still scrambling around to get some last minute items they need for school. I attended a back-to-school Staples event a few weeks ago so my kids already knew what they wanted to get.  I brought back some wonderful things for my girls and they … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday: Shopping for a New Head? (linky)

With Halloween around the corner, I thought I'd post a creepy photo I found in my hard drive. Don't ask me where I got this picture from because I have no idea where I got it but isn't it spooky? lol Enjoy! Have a Wordless Wednesday Post? Link up your post below. I would love to see your photo! And don’t forget to visit these participants as well: The Domestic Buzz, Momspective, Dear Crissy & 5 Minutes for Mom. … [Read more...]

Back-to-School Shopping and Box Tops for Education from Walmart | Giveaway

*Edited to add winner:  Congratulations to Kim Cuevas for winning the $25 Walmart Gift Card! Email was sent so please respond within 48 hours to claim your prize! Thank you to everyone for entering!* I went shopping the other day to purchase some water shoes for my girls and I couldn't believe my eyes. All I saw was back-to-school supplies and even Thanksgiving merchandise! I was in disbelief because, hello, it's still Summer! I don't want to think about school supplies and the holidays just … [Read more...]

Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide — Under $100

I spoke to several people within the last few days asking about their holiday shopping and almost all of them admitted they haven't even started buying gifts. Guess who else is on that list? Yup, me. I haven't bought one item. Am I stressed? Not really.  I know I won't get those drastic deals but I know I'll get some good stuff. If you're on the same boat as me, check out these last minute gifts under $100. Kids Hex Bugs - They act like real bugs. Kids can play with them for hours. Prices … [Read more...]

Do You Always Shop Within Your Budget?

I often wonder if I'm the only person that always, without fail, go over my budget when it comes to food shopping. I don't know what it is. I think I'm doing it right.  Before I leave my house, I always start off with a list. I go in the pantry and see what's missing and I do the same in the refrigerator.  I leave with cash in my purse (it saves me more money, in my opinion), my coupons and my list. Once I'm at the store, I try to stay on track with what's on my list. That doesn't … [Read more...]

Hot Deal From Best Buy

Best Buy has announced a $100 price drop to the 80GB and the 160GB Sony PS3 hardware. If you're interested in buying one for yourself or someone else, click on the link below to save $100! $100 Price Drops! Sony 80GB & 160GB PS3, Now Just $299.99 and $399.99. Valid 8/19-8/25. Hurry, these hot PS3 prices are available through August 25th, or until supplies last! … [Read more...]

Christmas at my house ALSO means Hunting Season

Living with a Deer Hunter isn't easy.  I should know, I'm married to a one.  You have to deal with many things; the hunting clothes, the smell, the mess, the grouchy-husband-because-he-is-so-tired-from-waking-up-at-2AM-to-be-up-on-the-tree-at- 5-6AM, and of course the dead deer in your yard.  The best part about that is the meat.  We have meat to last us all winter, which is good for our pockets too. I have to tell you though, hunting clothes and the products that go along with hunting are … [Read more...]

Tips for Savvy Toy Shopping

I don't have to tell you that we are facing some tough economical times in the months and years ahead. With a worldwide economic recession an arms width away, shopping for holiday gifts is a frightening prospect for many parents. Retailers are scared too and as a result are offering up great deals on many of today’s popular toys and games. When it comes to bargain hunting, it pays to shop around. Parents - do your research just as you would for a bigger-ticket item like a washer/dryer or HD TV. … [Read more...]

Black Friday, Sales and Great Deals.

For the next month or so, I will be posting all Black Friday deals, holiday sales and great deals on my new "Black Friday Deals & Sales" page.  You will be able to click on the page and it will show all the sales and deals I know about. So stay tuned for more great buys!!!! … [Read more...]

Black Friday is almost here! Are you ready?

Well, the time is near.  Thanksgiving is almost here and that means Black Friday shopping for many of us.  I don't usually go shopping on Black Friday but I have many times.  Let me tell you, if you haven't gone shopping on the Friday after Thanksgiving, then you are definitely missing out on some crazy shopping!  Everyone is in a great mood BUT it can get intense because everyone wants the best deal they can get.   First of all, you need comfortable shoes and clothes because you are going to … [Read more...]