April 22, 2016

Orkins Buzzer Beater App & Giveaway

I was compensated for this post with a Bug Kit. My opinions are my own. 

 #LearnWithOrkin 
Are you prepared for mosquito season this year? Im not! I am eaten alive top to bottom every dang year! So are my kids. I tell them we are just so sweet and special all the ickies want us. I know its a lie but that answer annoys the kids and they dont usually ask questions about "why me" anymore. 
At Orkin, they use the latest technology and unparalleled training to develop an effective treatment that's right for your needs. To learn more about their pest control based in science or to schedule an inspection, visit orkin.com or call 1-800-800-ORKIN.
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• Are you prepared for mosquito season this year? Take the quiz to see if you’re ready to earn your badge in Mosquito Season Prep.


• Watch the “How to Deal With Mosquitoes” & “Do Mosquitoes Prefer Adults over Children” videos, as well as the rest of Orkin’s How-To video series, to get the most up-to-date knowledge on dealing with pesky home invaders.
• Download Orkin’s yearly “Mosquito Cities” list and find out if your city made it!


The Orkin Summer Scientist Bug Catching Kits are fun for the whole family! Each pack includes:
2 Bug Catcher Craft Kits: These awesome DIY bug catcher kits will let your family’s personality shine through while also learning about nature and the world around us. The kits include a variety of foam ladybugs, dragonflies and more!
2 Bug Nets: Explore the great outdoors with these fun mesh insect nets. They can be used to collect and study butterflies, ladybugs, caterpillars and many other backyard creatures.
2 See-Through Bug Jars: Reveal the wonders of your backyard with these clear bug jars. Each transparent plastic box has a magnifying lid for better insect viewing. Young explorers love discovering worms, butterflies, ants and insects. These containers allow them to make homes for their new discoveries.
2 Magic Color Scratch Little Garden Critters: Scratch faces, designs and more on these Magic Color Scratch Little Garden Critters! A perfect kids' activity for critter lovers, simply scratch away the black coating to reveal vibrant rainbow colors. Includes butterflies, frogs, turtles and more.
Glow-in-the-Dark Creepy Crawlers: Turn off the lights and let them glow! These vinyl glow-in-the-dark bugs are lots of fun for all ages.

Each household is only eligible to win Summer Scientist Bug Catching Kit via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. 
The prize will be sent via FedEx or USPS. No P.O. Boxes please.




April 12, 2016

Gymboree's new line of adorable newborn gifts..ON SALE!

This post contains my affiliate links and I will get a stipend if a purchase is made after clicking on these links.

Gymboree Sale On Now!

Gymboree celebrates childhood and creates quality clothes and accessories that are the fabric of childhood. We inspire moms with our cute, colorful,coordinated collections. In Gymboree, kids shine bright and families look great together—for family moments, for special occasions, and for the special occasion that is every day of childhood. 

Shop adorable baby gifts for new arrivals at Gymboree!

Got a baby? Going to have a baby? Know someone else having a baby? Well, when you need to shop for adorable baby clothing, Gymboree is the place to be!

I mean my gosh! Look at these adorable items!





They have these and many more! Baby essentials that are adorable, yes please!


Adorable Gifts for New Arrivals at Gymboree!

April 11, 2016

Little Passports is turning 7! To celebrate, they are having a big birthday sale!

**The links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link.





Little Passports is turning 7! To celebrate, they are having a big birthday sale! 


Until Friday, April 15th, Little Passports is offering the following savings on their Monthly, 6 Month and 12 Month subscriptions: 


  • $7 off any Monthly subscription. Use promotion code: BDAY7 
  • $14 off any 6 Month subscription. Use promotion code: BDAY14 
  • $21 off any 12 Month subscription. Use promotion code: BDAY21



  • You can take advantage of Little Passports' Birthday Sale by using the above promotion codes at check out. Go on and celebrate! 





    **This promotion is valid online only at www.littlepassports.com

    To redeem enter code BDAY7, BDAY14, or BDAY21 at checkout. Offer valid on new subscriptions only and cannot be combined with any other offers and/or applied retroactively to previously placed orders. Offer applies to first month of Monthly Plans only. Offer not valid on Personalized Products and Shop items. Offer excludes shipping and taxes. Offer valid from April 5th, 2016 at 8:00AM EST to April 15, 2016 at 11:59PM EST.



    Throw a travel themed adventure party for kids! 

    With celebrations in mind, follow the below links for amazing ideas on how to throw a travel-themed adventure party for kids! 


  • Little Passports partnered with Brandy from gluesticksblog.com to bring you clever ideas for hosting a Travel-Themed Adventure Party for kids!

  • They have also created an idea packed Travel-Themed Adventure Party pinterest board!
  • April 7, 2016

    Save Money With Groupon Coupons

    *This is a sponsored post.


    I love to save money! Who in the world doesn't? Ok maybe the super rich don't, but not all of us are super rich! Recently I started to dig deeper in Groupon. Its amazing! There are so many coupons for so many stores and they are not dinky little 5% off either. Some of them are savings of 50% or more!

    We are planning our summer itinerary and we had plans to go to the Toby Keith concert. Well wouldn't you know, Groupon has a special right now for 49% discount! That's only $20 for a general admission ticket!

    We also shop at Macy's, alot. There are so many good offers on Groupon Coupons including a sweet deal on Nike. That is handy right now as 2 of the kids need new sneakers.

    You can use most of the deals online or in store. 

    Here are some of the places you can find great deals:

    • Amazon
    • EBay
    • Verizon
    • Victorias Secret
    • The Disney Store
    • The Childrens Place
    • Cheap Air
    • Macy's
    • Foot Locker
    • Avis
    • Best Buy
    • Lane Bryant
    • and more

    And its not just stores online and store fronts you can get deals from. If your traveling they also have hotel, car and air travel deals. You could literally plan your entire vacation!

    Short message, I love Groupon! I plan on using it in the near future to help plan my husbands relocation for work.


    AdoramaPix and discount code




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    You can find all the fun gift ideas HERE: 


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    March 30, 2016

    Harlem Globetrotters: Discount Code and More!



    *I was compensated for this post. In exchange for a review and promotion, I was given tickets to the Bangor Maine show. No other compensation was given.

    Celebrating 90 years of providing smiles, sportsmanship and service to millions of people worldwide, the world famous Harlem Globetrotters will bring their unrivaled family show to an arena near you during their 90th Anniversary World Tour. On the court, the Globetrotters' 90-year celebration will feature some of the greatest athletes and entertainers on the planet.
    With a star-studded roster featuring Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard and Cheese Chisholm - plus female stars TNT Maddox and Sweet J Ekworomadu* - the Globetrotters' one-of-a-kind show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment. Every game will showcase incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequaled fan interaction. 
    You won't want your family to miss it - use promo code FAMFUN to save 25% off your tickets.

    Get your tickets HERE.

    Here are a few of the many pictures we took during the game. 

    Globie, The Big G

    The Harlem Globetrotters Mascot!!!!!!!!!!!!
    The little girl won! Here's the secret: The little boy in the blue t-shirt got eliminated, but the big kid in the black t-shirt, intentionally lost so she would win! He was a sweetheart! His parents raised him right.
    This sweet older guy, won the dance contest!! He was down and dirty and kicked it! He was a 73 yo widower but I didn't get his name. He was awesome! 
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    All in all it was a super great time and everyone had a blast! A fun time for all ages!



    March 16, 2016

    Independent Consultants: Finding Balance

    I worked as an AVON Ind. Rep for many years and a few months as a District Manager. Its hard to find the balance, but it can be found. 

    Independent Consultants Find It Easier
    To Balance Career And Family

    Finding the right balance between career and home life continues to be a significant issue for parents of young children.
    According to a recent Pew Research Center survey, more than half of American women believe that children are better off when a parent stays home to concentrate on family. But at the same time, 51 percent of women with children younger than 18 have told Pew that being a working parent made it harder to advance in their job or career.
    While women may be concerned that temporarily becoming a stay-at-home mother hampers their career aspirations, many professionals are discovering a new way to achieve both professional and personal goals: independent consulting.
    “It’s possible to keep a foot in both camps and be very successful,” says Aaron Zwas, an independent consultant and author of “Transition to Independence” (www.t2iplan.com).
    As an independent consultant for 15 years, Zwas works from home and shifts his hours in a way that lets him actively manage the family and home with his wife. “I help out with the usual school and activity drop-offs,” says Zwas, “but we also have much more quality time with each other, too. And that’s something that everyone wants.
    “Independent consultants are becoming a mainstay of the modern workforce, injecting businesses and organizations with fresh ideas. In the last four decades, independent consulting has been one of the biggest growth areas in professional employment.”
    That’s because the world is changing as many employers reduce their staffs and contract out for more services.
    Zwas says a few tips to keep in mind if you plan to become an independent consultant are:
    • Have a conversation. Talk with your spouse, other family members and anyone else who might be affected about what you’re planning to do and explain why it’s important to you. Be patient and listen to any advice and feedback they have.
    • Stick with what you know and like. Many independents get sucked into investing too much of their time in activities that are not related to their expertise or are undesirable.
    • Consider services you will need. Even as an independent, you may need to rely on the services of others.
    Be sure to include in your planning whether you will need to contract out in such areas as accounting, website development and marketing. “I know many women who have made the choice to take a couple of years off from work to focus on family,” Zwas says. “The majority of them absolutely want to get back into the workforce, but feel that it’s like going from zero to 100 immediately. This is one way to get back on your own terms, without having to spend an hour commuting to an office each day and without necessarily committing to a full 40-plus hours a week.”
    About Aaron Zwas
    Aaron Zwas, the author of “Transition to Independence” (www.t2iplan.com), is a consulting journeyman with 15 years of independent experience as a strategic technology advisor. His T2I Plan (for “Transition to Independence”) provides a step-by-step approach that helps people move from traditional employment to a career as an independent consultant while minimizing the risks associated with career changes.