Thanks to Walmart and SheSpeaks I was chosen to take part in the Avoid the Oops program!  I can’t tell you how many times we have run out of these essential everyday products we use on a daily basis.  P&G and Walmart have teamed up to save you time and money with a one stop place for shopping for these essentials.  Visit to grab items for your Kitchen, Laundry, Cleaning, Baby and Bathroom!

Oops page

My shopping experience was super easy! They had pretty much everything we use! They were out of a few items but not any that I needed.  What I loved to is that some of the items had options to choose the amount you needed such as the Cascade Dishwasher tabs.  One thing we seem to always run out of is tissues at our house!  I can’t tell you how many times we are sick and use the last tissue and none of us want to leave the house.

My number one item(s) that I ordered were the Bounty Basic Paper Towels and the Pampers Wipes.  I am a photographer as well and lately have had so much 1st birthday session that included a smash cake.  I don’t know if you know how messy that can be…but I can.  I have had little ones who hardly make a mess to ones that have cake everywhere!!  I always am out of paper towels and wipes which isn’t helpful at all for easy clean up.


As part of this post I was given $60 to spend on our essential items from  I chose items such as paper towels, napkins, fabric softener, tissues, and more.  These are items we use pretty much everyday and really can’t go with out!  Sometimes there is a choice to pick up in store but I chose the easy way with shipping to my house.  If you spend $50 or more you can get free shipping. I ordered my items on June 14th in the evening and all my items arrived in two shipments, one yesterday and two today!

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Walmart.  The opinions in the post are 100% mine.



There is nothing quite like pulling on a big name brand clothing item or turning on that top of the line appliance while knowing that you paid so little for it that it was almost free and it is this pleasure that you get from shopping at Kohl’s. With so many ways to save at Kohl’s there is no wonder they are one of the most popular shopping destinations in the nation!

Gold Star Clearance

When shopping at Kohl’s always start your bargain hunting in the Gold Star Clearance areas which is where you will find items with up to 80% discount on the original price. Anything with a gold tag on a red lined item is a Gold Star Clearance item and can normally be found towards the back of the store. Coupons are valid both in-store and online so head on over to Discountrue for the Kohl’s 30% off discount coupon and stack it with anything you find here for some truly impressive savings.

Kohl’s Kiosk

If you want something that you aren’t able to locate in-store then head on over to the Kohl’s Kiosk and place an order for it. Not only are all your coupons valid at the Kiosk but there is no minimum value to qualify for FREE shipping AND your order will receive priority processing.

Price Protection And Price Match

With their Price Protection offer Kohl’s guarantees that if the price of an item you have purchased goes down you will have fourteen days to return with your receipt and get back the difference in price. Their Price Match offer applies to competitors pricing. If you find that one of their competitors is offering a product for a lower price all you have to do is take the competitors advert which displays the current date and product description and Kohl’s will match their price!

Ever After Rewards

If you or someone you know is about to tie the knot then they have to know about the Kohl’s Wedding Registry and Ever After Rewards Program. Not only will you receive 10% of the amount purchased from your registry but you will also receive 15% discount on any of the remaining items on your registry. So if the total value of your registry comes to $2000 and friends and family purchase $1000 worth of those items, you receive $100 in rewards and the remaining items will only cost you $850.

With insane discounts like these, shopping at Kohl’s is pure pleasure and you would be a fool not to take advantage of their amazing discounts!



Hands down one of my favorite deal right now!  Head on over to Amazon where you can score the Minecraft The Complete Handbook Collection (hardcover) for $7.90!  This is normally $31.96.  This will ship free for Prime Members and free for those who spend $35 or more and choose Super Saver Shipping.  {Note-this is currently out of stock but you can buy at this price and will ship when in-stock}

My son has this collection and loves it!  The collection includes:

Essential Handbook

Redstone Handbook

Combat Handbook

Construction Handbook.



In honor of Groundhog Day Sonic Drive In all footlong hot dogs are Half Off today only!  Be sure to check with your local Sonic to make sure they are participating.


Seven Slings wants to give you a promo code for a free baby carrier (a $48 value). The promo code is “ENBABY”. Go to (link) , click on ‘Shop Now”, select any baby carrier you would like. Be sure to go to the sizing page so that you can get the right size carrier for you. Once you have selected your size, you will automatically be directed to the “shopping bag” where you can enter the promo code “ENBABY “ . This promo code will take 100% off of the baby carrier purchase and all you are required to pay are the shipping fees. You can use the code more than once- simply open a new browser window to do so. Due to it’s nature, this offer can’t last long , so order soon!

Shipping should run around $11.90.  If you have ordered one before please comment on if your pleased with it.


Just like the blueprints one uses to build his dream house, a well thought out spending plan does show you where you are at a particular point in time and where you want to be. A household budget is the place where you spend your paycheck on paper before you even cash it. A good and realistic spending plan or household budget gives each and every dollar a specific job to do; from buying foodstuffs to making your monthly savings. Once the spending plan is structured the way you want it to be, it does become a very handy road map for keeping your finances on track. Here are some interesting budgeting tips for your household worth taking into consideration.

The first thing you need to do is to ensure that your plan is realistic and attainable. Refrain from making the plan too strict as this will discourage you from seeing your budget through. Always ensure that your budget allows you to have the basics with some extras. Don’t be too hard on yourself, try and ensure that you enjoy living even as follow your budget.


When making your budget, ensure that it captures virtually everything that you use your money on, this is especially so for those little things you indulge on a daily such as bagels, newspapers or magazines, coffee, taxis etc. You will be surprised at how much these small indulgences add up at the end of the month. As earlier mentioned, make sure your household budget captures every dollar you make and spend.

It is also best to avoid using both debit and credit cards as much as possible. The cashless aspect of the mentioned cards even though convenient, does make it difficult for users to account for each and every penny they spend. It is also worth mentioning that the use of these cards does encourage instances of overspending which does negate the very essence of household budgeting. Whenever possible, it is advisable to carry cash. When carrying cash, make sure you just carry what will suffice. Don’t walk around with huge sums of money as you may also end up spending it too.

With the advent of the internet and mobile commerce, it is much easier to get wonderful deals if you decide to go shopping. Contrary to popular belief, looking for bargains is not difficult and can save you a wad of cash in a very short period of time. For instance, the popularity of coupons has grown by leaps and bounds over the years. This is due to the relative ease with which one can get these coupons and the huge number of retailers and other related companies which offer coupons to their clients. Discountrue is a website that can help you a lot in this department. The discounts offered there can be quite substantial.

Finally, after making your budget and identifying your purchases, you should strive to make your purchases in bulk. Try and buy household supplies such as meat, some groceries, toiletries etc in bulk. Even though the price difference may look quite small on an item by item basis, the overall difference can be quite substantial when you start to crunch the numbers.

Whatever tips and strategies you may adopt, a household budget is just a piece of paper unless you have the will and determination to follow up the budget by making only the agreed upon purchases and managing expenditure as required.

This is a sponsored post.



Today Only head on over to Sonic Drive In where you can score 50¢ Corn Dogs all day in honor of Best Friends Day!   These are my FAVORITE!  Too bad my sonic is over an hour away!

*Each Corn Dog $0.50. Tax not included. Offer valid only on January 20th while supplies last. Add-Ons cost extra. Not good in conjunction with any other offers. Only at participating Sonic Drive-Ins.

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