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Making Sure We Have Ways to Connect Amidst Our Busy Schedules

Goodie Basket to Set the Mood

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #KYTrySomethingNew #CollectiveBias Fall technically arrives in less than two weeks but we are full swing back into our fall routine since school started here this week. LA started kindergarten and hubby went back to work. The first week back is always a huge adjustment for all of us. The kids are used to being at home with daddy, daddy is … [Read more...]

Five Easy Meals with Rotisserie Chicken

easy BBQ chicken from rotisserie chicken

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EffortlessMeals #CollectiveBias We have one week left until school starts here. My husband is back at work this week so it's back to busy schedules. I'm already feeling it two days into the routine we are accustomed to 9 months out of the year. I'm so tired and the thought of going home after work and cooking is too much some days. We NEED … [Read more...]

New Pampers Premium Care Diapers #MothersPromise

Pampers Premium Care at Walmart #motherspromise

We recently got to try the new Pampers Premium Care diapers thanks to SheSpeaks and Pampers. They sent us a nice package to try the diapers before they were available in stores, however, all opinions are 100% my own, as always. We received the box of diapers shown above as well as a nice kit with a journal for mamas to write things down for baby! There is also a nice clutch to toss into my purse on quick trips out! Pampers Premium Care … [Read more...]

Back to School Breakfast and Snacks with Quaker #QuakerTime

Quaker Fun Mix #QuakerTime #CBias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #QuakerTime #CollectiveBias Kindergarten...I can't believe my little guy will be starting school in just about a month! He's so excited. I am, too, but I'm also a bit sad. I'm sure you other mamas understand that. We've been working on getting some ideas for breakfast and snacks. Right now he's use to eating breakfast at daycare and eating … [Read more...]

Five Ways to Save Money for Spring Break #MarchIntoSavings

Ways to Save Money #MarchIntoSavings #CBias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MarchIntoSavings #CollectiveBias Spring Break isn't far away and if you have a trip planned, or will be planning a last minute one you'll want to read this! We all could use some extra spending money for vacation so I've put together some tips for ways to save money for spring break! I recently wrote about my upcoming trip to San Francisco … [Read more...]

What’s Your Tax Return Status? Get the Max Out of Your Tax #MaxYourTax

Practical Ways to Spend your tax refund #MaxYourTax #CollectiveBias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MaxYourTax #CollectiveBias Saving money is something that is important to my husband and myself. With three little ones in daycare right now we have to cut corners wherever we can. This time of year, especially, I am reevaluating our budget to see where I can make changes. Why this time of year you ask? It's tax time! We get a bit of extra … [Read more...]

10 Dorm Room Essentials with Kleenex and Walmart #KleenexStyle

Dorm Room Essentials for college students #KleenexStyle

Thanks to Kleenex + Walmart for sponsoring today's discussion and for keeping dorm rooms stylish! Remembering my days in a college dorm is always fun! It makes me that more excited for those family members and friends we know who are off to college, as freshman, this fall. It'll be here before we know it and preparations by all are already in progress. Since we do have so many going to college this fall in our family, including our own son, I … [Read more...]

The Benefits of Cheap Wireless Plans for Back to School #Phones4School

Texting with friends

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. I mentioned last week how many things we've been doing to prepare for this fall and the "going back to school season". We crossed one more thing off of our list - getting our soon-to-be college student to look into cheap wireless plans so that he would have a phone to take to school, work, etc. and at the same time learn … [Read more...]

Unlimited Plans from Walmart Family Mobile Keep Us Happy and Save us Money

Family Mobile Unlimited Plans

It's been just about a month since we started using our T-Mobile My Touch phone with the Walmart Family Mobile Plan. If you remember my post last month, I mentioned how we were really need to cut back on our budget and how we were looking for a cheap wireless plan. We needed to find ways to save money but I still needed a unlimited plans for us and reliable cell phone provider for everyone in our family that uses a mobile phone. We started … [Read more...]

Saving Money with Unlimited Plans from Walmart Family Mobile

Phone Bill

You've probably noticed a few posts recently about me discussing the importance of our family saving money and cutting our budget right now. There have been some changes in our income and I am learning even more ways to cut expenses. I thought I was pretty ok at couponing before...I've gotten better! There are also some other things I've learned we can reduce in our budget, one being our cell phone bill. With having three phones on our plan and … [Read more...]

Our Money Savings Continues with Scott Shared Values and Vudu

Scott Shared Values

There have been some recent changes in my job that have caused our household monthly budget to need adjusting. It's been challenging finding ways to reduce certain expenses. You've noticed one change recently: I changed my blog emails from Mad Mimi to Feedburner to prevent a monthly fee. Every little bit counts, right? Another thing I've been working on recently is how to reduce the monthly costs of our grocery and household items. I've started … [Read more...]