Fill your mailbox up with these FREE samples

by Alison on February 24, 2015

Sign up for a free sample of Cottonelle with CleanRipple  from Cottonelle.

Sign up for a free sample kit of Poise Pads,


Cottonelle and Poise pad samples. What’s in your mailbox?

Take the Bio True challenge to be entered for chance to win weekly prizes.

Sign up for IKEA’s day of BYOF. (Bring your own friends) Get a free breakfast, tote bag and special offers. (you need to sign up before going to the event on March 7, 2015) Be sure to sign up for IKEA family for even more savings and offers!

Stop in L’Occitanne stores for a free sample of Shea Butter. I’ve signed up for an account with them and receive a mailing with a free sample and coupons about once a month. Look for the tab that says: sign in or my account.


L’OCCITANE samples in the middle of the photo.

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productImageHaving a baby is perhaps the most exciting thing a person will ever do in their life. While it can feel fraught with insecurity and questions, there’s no doubt that any expectant parent is a little bit excited about the possibility of holding their newborn baby in their arms. Most parents just can’t wait!

When you’ve got a newborn though, one of the most difficult things is finding enough money to do everything all at once. For most couples, the reality is much different than the fantasy, and the struggle often begins right away.

If you’ve got a new baby and you’re worried about being able to save money for the future, use this guide to help you save. After all, every penny counts.

Buy Formula in Bulk

Your baby drinks the same type of formula every single day. So why does it make sense to buy just a few days’ worth when you know you’re just going to have to buy more in the very near future? The short answer is that it doesn’t make sense, and if you’re buying formula for your child in small quantities you’re just throwing money down the drain.

Instead, you can buy baby formula online from Chemist Australia or a variety of other companies and have it sent directly to you. Buy a supply for a month or more and you’ll be saving a considerable amount of money that really adds up over the course of a year.

Keep a Parent Home

This is a controversial topic, but daycare can easily cost $30,000 or more for the average couple if you have a child and both parents work. For some couples, that means that it’s actually cheaper for one of the parents to stay home.

The parent that stays home also has the ability to bond with their child in a way they otherwise might not. Building a strong home bond with your child is important, and it could just save you money.

You can always go back to work in a few years when your child is old enough to start attending school so you have some extra income and your career can get back on track. Many couples find that at-home or part-time work is also very beneficial for reducing daycare costs while also making extra money to support the family.

Try Making Your Own Baby Food

Yes, this sounds complicated, but it’s actually much easier than you think. It’s also a great way to keep your baby happy and healthy when they’re old enough to start eating real food items. Use a baby food cookbook and find trusted recipes online for everything from strained carrots to pureed banana mush.


Simple Maintenance That Will Keep Your Furnace Running Smoothly

February 17, 2015

A properly functioning HVAC system is an essential part of maintaining your home’s temperature. Thankfully, HVAC systems are easy to maintain. As a homeowner, there are a lot of simple things that you can do to keep your furnace functioning properly for years to come. Keep Your Furnace Clean Dirt is your furnace’s biggest enemy. […]

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Keeping Your Family Healthy During the Winter Months

February 5, 2015

As the bitter weather sets in, it’s cold and flu season as well. This is the year that you are going to battle. You’re going to wage war against germs and do everything possible to keep your loved ones healthy during the coldest season of the year. It’s time to prepare yourself. Take some tried […]

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Mabel’s Labels sale on Household Labels.

January 27, 2015

After the holidays I see totes, boxes, bins, and crates in all sizes and shapes for sale in stores as people are packing away decorations, and storing all those memories for next season.  One way to know whats in those containers without opening the lid and digging to the bottom to find that one item […]

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Free Frozen Treats for February.

January 27, 2015

Well, we have snow on the ground. It’s pretty and relaxing, but cold. Are you in the mood for free frozen treats? It may be a bit cold for frozen treats, but on February 2, 2015 YogurtLand is offering free treats from 4-7 PM EST. And a FREE Hershey’s spoon! On February 6, 2015 visit […]

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Tips to Make Sense of Health Care Reform

January 20, 2015

Recently, I went to see an eye doctor only to be turned away because the insurance provider recently changed its policies. The eye doctor was as shocked as I that they couldn’t take us and I was told that everyone is still trying to figure out the new rules so they can give service AND get paid. […]

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Finding Your Niche In Volunteerism

January 19, 2015

Volunteering gives you the opportunity to significantly change life for the better for someone else. Aside from the joy of helping others, there is a deep satisfaction in knowing that your life has meaning and your talents are being used in a constructive way. Many people would like to volunteer, but they struggle with knowing […]

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Freebies to enjoy during the cold months

January 8, 2015

Happy 2015 and Happy cold days! Here are a few freebies to enjoy during the cold months inside: Request a free sample of Emergen C from their facebook page. Enter the Troy/Lowe’s SnowBlower and gift card giveaway on their facebook page. Get a one year free subscription to Red Bulletin from Red Bull Get 7 free […]

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Quality Bathtubs and Showers: The Must-Haves of Fully Remodeled Bathrooms

December 18, 2014

If you are considering remodeling a full bathroom, perhaps the most important factor on your mind is the new bathtub or shower. When looking for examples of quality new showers and bathtubs, Pinterest and vendors like Decor Planet are a highly useful resource because you can peruse countless different types of baths, showers, and related […]

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