Frozen Foods Help Make Meal Time Easier

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Feeding your family delicious and healthy meals is important to most moms including me.  I make a meal plan each week and make sure that we have ingredients on hand so we don’t have to run out to grab a pizza or fast food. Not only is that expensive but it isn’t a healthy option for you either. [Read more...]

Children’s Place – 40% Off Coupon Code & FREE Shipping

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There is a great Children’s Place coupon code today! There is also FREE shipping off everything with no minimum today only.  Use coupon code FORTY3 at checkout to receive an additional 40% off your order. FREE shipping is automatic with no coupon code required.
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Boys School Clothing – Mix and Match Outfits

15 Stylish Boys' Back to School Outfits

Looking for some cool boys school clothing? Then you found the right place. We have 15 Mix and Match outfits including shoes! These outfits are perfect for back to school. There are different layering options for warm or cooler days.  If you buy these pieces you could be done with most of your back to school clothing shopping and mark one more item off your to do list. Doesn’t that sound good? Have a girl you are shopping for? Be sure to check out our School Clothes for Girls Article here. [Read more...]

School Clothes for Girls – Mix and Match Outfits

School clothes for girls. 15 Mix and Match back to school outfits for girls at great prices!



Here are some great school clothes for girls. I know how much you all love our mix and match fashion boards so in honor of back to school we made one for school clothes for girls! If you have a boy to shop for we made a boys’ school clothes mix and match article too.  [Read more...]

This Week’s Best School Supplies Sales and Coupons – Week of July 27

School Supplies sale Looking for the best deals on back to school supplies this week?  Here is a great list! [Read more...]

This Week’s Grocery Store Sales & Coupon Matchups



Here are this week’s  sales and coupon matchups.  These pages will help you find the best deals this week. Plus they will also help you find the coupons that match up with the sale so you can get the best deals this week.

The stars indicate the items that have the best prices this week. The tab on top of the sale pages let you switch between the different sale periods.



Best Backpacks for Back to School & Current Backpack Coupon Codes

If you are looking for back-to-school gear like backpacks and lunchboxes, the best way to save is to buy quality sets with coupons and discounts. I like to spend a little more to on my gear and then have my kids use them for a few years.  Some of the lower quality sets tend to rip, break or have zipper problems mid-year and then you will end up replacing them before the year is over or replacing them yearly. If you use your coupons, you can find durable backpacks and gear with coupons at Land’s End, Pottery Barn Kids, eBags, Garnet Hill, LL Bean and more. Also, many stores are shipping backpacks to your doorstep for free. Instead of spending precious time and gas, stopping at store after store, order your backpack online and take advantage of free shipping offers. [Read more...]

Great Prices on Stylish Back to School Shoes From Shoe Carnival



One of my favorite parts of back to school is back to school shopping. Who doesn’t love new supplies, clothing and shoes? Every year I buy my girls a few pairs of shoes for back to school. We usually get one pair of athletic shoes for gym and sports and another pair of more casual tennis shoes that can be worn with all kinds of outfits.

When I was a kid, my mom would take me to get a pair of back to school athletic shoes. I remember that there were just a few choices and I could choose between the red and the blue pair. My girls have many many more choices. There are so many types of athletic shoes and they come in all kinds of colors and patterns.


I wanted to go to a store that had a great selection and great prices so we headed to Shoe Carnival. I LOVE the Buy One Get One 50% offer that they are running for back to school. That means each girl get one pair of shoes for 50% off!!! High quality brand name shoes are not inexpensive so this offer really helps my money go farther. For example if you buy two pairs of $45 shoes, you save $22.50! Not too shabby.

We visited the new Shoe Carnival in Shelby Township, Michigan. It is located in the Shelby Town Center at 14115 Hall Road next to Marshall’s/ Homegoods. This is a HUGE store with tons of inventory and shoe selection. This store will be celebrating their grand opening on August 2nd with lots of giveaways including a $10 Rewards certificate for the first 100 customers and a $100 shopping spree every hour.



We headed to the back to the children’s shoe section and browsed the many brands and styles.

Shoe Carnival carries

Be sure to click on each brand to see some of the many styles Shoe Carnival carries.


Neon is very in fashion with kids’ athletic shoes this year and my girls both were drawn to these shoes. There also were so many patterns from which to choose. Here are a few pictures that show just some of the selection.





If you need help with sizing, a Shoe Carnival employee will measure your child’s feet. While we were looking at shoes, numerous employees came by and asked if we needed any help. We didn’t need any help because the shoes were very well organized by type and size. We had no trouble finding the shoes we wanted to try on. When you are a busy mom, it is nice to find the shoes quickly and not have to wait for an employee to bring your size from the back room.




It didn’t take long before both girls found two pairs they liked. Actually they liked many more but I made them each choose just two pairs. I am nice but not that nice. They love them so much that they both have already started wearing them. I did put my foot down and say the new shoes couldn’t go to camp. I want them to still look great for the first day of school. Do you let your kids wear their back to school shoes before the first day of school?

Back To School Shoe shopping at Shoe Carnival. Buy one get one 50% off! Check out all the styles!


Wondering what shoes we picked? Come back and visit next week on July 29 when I will be sharing pictures of our new shoes and how they match with different outfits. We will preview some elementary school and middle school looks with our new shoes from Shoe Carnival. Each girl is designing her own looks from some of their favorite stores which will be fun!


Back To School Shoe shopping at Shoe Carnival. Buy one get one 50% off! Check out all the styles!


Check out this fun Shoe Carnival commercial for back to school!

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Shoe Carnival. All thoughts and opinions are my own

Back to School Savings Tips and Sale Information

This post is sponsored by Valpak. All opinions are mine.

Back to School Savings Tips


Did you know that families with school age children will spend an average of $669.28 on school supplies and apparel in 2014?  Here is some great information and back to school savings tips to help you save some cash. [Read more...]

Boredom Busters From Dollar General

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.


Did you that July is Anti-Boredom Month? Once mid summer starts it is only a matter of time before you hear the dreaded … “Mom …I am Bored”. It is a great idea to have some items on hand to battle boredom. I took my girls and nieces to Dollar General to see what we could find to help make our July an Anti-Boredom month.


Armed with $35 we wanted to see how many boredom busters we could find at Dollar General, which is a great place for summer savings.  First stop was the aisle with small notebooks and word search and Sudoku books. Each book was just $1 and we decided the girls could use the small notebooks as summer journals. I may just be trying to sneak in a little education with the journals because everyone needs to keep up their writing skills over the summer. They don’t mind though and are all excited with our first purchases. We also bought a pack of mechanical pencils for $1 too.  For some reason mechanical pencils are much more fun that plain old pencils.


We also bought some duct tape, lot of stickers, pens and school boxes for some arts and crafts fun.  The girls made the pens into fancy duct tape flower pens  (pictured above) plus they each decorated a fun pencil box which could be used for back to school or to keep small items organized at home.  Plus we still have duct tape and stickers that can be used for more projects throughout the summer.

There was a ton of selection in the arts and crafts section and everything was just $1 or $2. This helped our budget go farther.

In addition to the books and arts and crafts projects, we needed some items that would promote outside physical fun.  We picked up two jump ropes that were each just $1 and a set of 4 water guns for just $6.  What is summer without a water gun fight?  They had a great time playing with both items. They are lots and lots of outdoor fun toys to choose from at Dollar General.


So the next time you here the dreaded “I’m Bored”, I hope you will remember a few of our items and have some boredom busting fun.

Want to learn more about Dollar General and their products?  Be sure to like Dollar General on Facebook and follow @DollarGeneral on Twitter.

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Boden at Rue La La Today – $50 Voucher For $35



Boden and Mini Boden is on Rue La La today.  It is for a $50 Voucher Toward Clothing, Accessories, & More at Boden Online for just $35. This deal does not usually last long

Be sure to go over and browse the Boden and Mini Boden site. What is great about the voucher is that you are able to stack a Mini Boden coupon code with the Rue La La voucher making for even better deals! Right now there is a  15% off Mini Boden coupon code and 15% off Boden coupon code that comes with FREE shipping. The voucher is now entered in the promotional code box so you will not be able to stack coupon codes. It will work though during one of their markdown sales. I am so sorry for the misinformation yesterday. This is how they always worked in the past.

Here is how to get the best Boden deal.

  1. Grab the Boden Rue La La voucher before they sell out
  2. Within 24 hours you will receive a voucher via email confirming your purchase of your $50 toward clothing, accessories, and more from Boden. Within 72 hours, you will receive a redemption email containing your unique shopping code. You use this voucher as a form of payment so you stack a coupon code with this deal.
  3. Once they email your voucher use with the    15%off Mini Boden coupon code and 15% off Boden coupon code that comes with FREE shipping!


Check out the Rue La La Boden and Mini Boden Sale today

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