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Soothe and Play #Giveaway: $500 Prize Package {Open to U.S.}


Welcome to the Soothe and Play Giveaway, generously sponsored by Medi-Pals!

Having a sick infant or child can be emotional for both the child and caregiver, and that’s why Medi-Pals created their kid-friendly medication dispensers. Available in 3 fun characters, Medi-Pals dispensers are familiar and fun for the infant, easy for the caregiver to use, and they always ensure that the child is getting the accurate dosage of medicine. Also, Medi-Pals are made in the USA! Thrifty Nifty Mommy recently had the chance to review the Medi-Pals medication dispensers, and she said they worked like a charm! Be sure to check out her full review to get the details on how these dispensers work.

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Cream Cheese Caramel Apple Sweet Rolls #Recipe #WarmUpYourDay

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WarmUpYourDay #CollectiveBias

Weekend mornings in my house are full of sleepy-eyed girls, including myself. My husband is usually up and at it pretty early because he is so used to his 5 a.m. wake up call during the week. I wake up shortly after to get my three girls ready, one off to school, the other two off to the babysitter and myself off to work. On the weekends it’s all about sleeping in and savoring every moment of cuddle time I can get. As you can tell, an extravagant early morning meal is not my forte. Usually a bowl of cereal and a cup of coffee entertains my taste buds and fills our tummies enough to last until lunch. Convenient, easy breakfast ideas are the first to pop into my foggy brain after a long week in the office.  


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New Year, New Gear #Giveaway, $970 Prize Pack with $500 Walgreens Gift Card! {Open to U.S.}


We’re kicking off 2015 with an awesome, New Year, New Gear giveaway! Whether you are expecting a new addition to the family in 2015 or already welcomed your bundle of joy, this giveaway is for you! One lucky person is going to take home this entire prize package (worth over $900!) which includes prizes from:

Booty Goo: Booty Goo has a soothing blend of high quality ingredients that not only treats diaper rash, it also prevents future rashes. You won’t find another over the counter formulation of ointment quite like Booty Goo. It’s fast acting formula works by sealing the skin to protect against moisture while providing a clean environment to encourage new skin cell growth. With its soothing blend of high quality ingredients, Booty Goo not only treats diaper rash, but prevents future rashes from occurring. This awesome diaper ointment is available at your local Walgreens and Booty Goo wants to be sure you have plenty diapers to go along with the six tubes of ointment they’re providing… so they’re also giving away a $500 Walgreens gift card!

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Banquet Dinners on Rollback at Walmart for 80 Cents Through February! #LowPriceMeals #CollectiveBias #ad

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LowPriceMeals #CollectiveBias


During the final months of winter I’m enjoying warm satisfying meals with savings from Walmart. Banquet dinners and pot pies are cutting our grocery cost without losing the great quality and taste of a hot meal. Until February 24, 2015, all Banquet dinners and pot pies are on rollback at Walmart for $0.80 each. With a great variety of meals including salisbury steak, pepperoni pizza, and lasagna you can plan a great family meal at a low cost. Be sure to head to Walmart and stock up on this great deal while supplies last!

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My 2015 Relationship Resolutions and DIY Appreciation Cards #YoursandMine #CollectiveBias #ad

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #YoursandMine #CollectiveBias


I’ve never really been the best at taking my New Year’s resolutions seriously. Each year, it is the typical “I need to lose weight” resolution that never happens. However, I’m determined to make 2015 a year to remember and start off on the right foot. My husband and I have had ups and downs just like other married couples and I don’t see those ever ending, but after four years of marriage and almost nine years together we have seen the best and the utter and complete worst of each other. 2014 was finally the year that constantly working on our relationship went on the backburner and we were able to concentrate more on other parts of our lives, like our children, finances and home projects.

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HALO Safe Sleep Tips and the MicroFleece Early Walker Sleep Sack #HALOSleepSack + #Giveaway {Open to U.S.}


Disclosure: I received a Sleep Sack as compensation for this post but it sends an important message so I was happy to share it with you all. Participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. This blog complies with FTC advertising guidelines.

Many things have changed since the ’80s when I was a kid who rarely rode in a car seat and a baby who slept on my tummy in a crib full of blankets without a thought. Parents are now scrutinized for the way they raise their children, from the food they eat to the way they discipline. There are, however, a few wonderful beneficial discoveries since that time that have saved many lives and in this day and age, we just have more knowledge than we did back then. I had a wonderful, carefree childhood in a decade before touch screen computers and smartphones, but I can’t say I’m not glad I have search engines and endless information right at my finger tips. 

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3 DIY All Natural Sugar Scrubs: Peppermint Candy Cane, Vanilla Pumpkin Spice and Lavender

I love to work around my busy schedule for at least one day a month to work on DIY projects with my mom. It gives us some awesome chances to bond and do something we enjoy, be creative! I found a million recipes for sugar scrubs and now I am completely hooked, so my mom and I decided to take some scrubs we found on Pinterest and put our own spin on them. The best part about these scrubs (besides how soft they make my skin) is that they contain all natural ingredients and you can make them completely edible, so when you are exfoliating in the shower, you can take a lick and it will taste delish! These were so fun to make, I’m considering opening an Etsy shop and selling these. You can buy a container full of chemicals for $16+ or get an all natural product for less. OR you can make these yourself. 



Vanilla Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub

The key to getting a good sugar scrub is finding a good consistency of sugar and oil. We used coconut oil and melted it in the microwave before mixing with sugar. To make four 8 ounce jars, we used 4 cups of white granulated sugar and 1 1/3 cups of coconut oil. We added 4 tsp of pumpkin pie spice and 4 tsp of vanilla extract. The vanilla smell overpowered the pumpkin spice so we added more pumpkin spice until the smell was what we wanted it to be. Add some cute ribbon and a label and you have a delicious smelling (and tasting) sugar scrub. It’s amazing how soft my hands feel after spending all day making these!

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Ultimate #Holiday #Giveaway – Over $1500 In Prizes {Open to U.S.}

What a better way to celebrate the holiday season than a giveaway featuring over $1500 worth of amazing products! This is an amazing opportunity to win some of my favorite products! Good luck and happy holidays!

Pish Posh Baby Bob Revolution Flex Single

Be ready for wherever the road takes you! Features a 9-position adjustable handlebar fit for any parent’s height, a swiveling front wheel that allows for superior maneuverability, easy two-step folding, a lightweight frame, an accessory adaptor, and an ultra-padded, adjustable reclining seat for enhanced seating comfort. The five-point harness also helps keep your child comfortably secure. Also features a multi-position canopy for protection against the elements, a large viewing window to allow you to keep an eye on baby, high-impact polymer composite wheels with pneumatic tires and tubes to take on tough terrain, and a Low Boy Cargo Basket for plenty of undercarriage storage.

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For a Non-Traditional, Sleek Smartphone Design Try the Sharp AQUOS Crystal #SprintMom #BoostMom #Sponsored #MC

Disclosure: I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for Sprint. I received a sample device to facilitate my review.


I am a total sucker for new technology, which includes the latest and greatest cell phones on the market. One I’ve never heard of until the #SprintMom program is the Sharp AQUOS Crystal. In fact, I’ve been so attached to one brand I haven’t ventured very far to see what else is out there. I’m glad this program has given me that opportunity! This phone has a lot of great features, but one that stood out to me right away was the design. With a five inch, frameless, high definition display, this phone is unique from all others. It reminds me of an infinity pool.

This phone is full of awesome features, including:

  • Android™ 4.4.2, KitKat operating system
  • 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon® processor
  • 3G/4G mobile hotspot capability supporting up to eight Wi-Fi® enabled devices simultaneously
  • Dual Cameras: 8MP rear-facing crystal clear camera with flash and 1.2MP front-facing camera

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Get Prepared for Holiday Comfort and Style with Lugz + #Giveaway {Open to U.S.}

Disclosure: Lugz provided me with a complimentary pair of boots for review. All opinions are 100% mine. This blog complies with FTC advertising guidelines. Kara’s Deals & Steals is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

I might still long for the days of summer when I could let my feet breathe and keep them bare most of the time, but with the fashion changing the past few years, I am kind of digging wearing shoes when the weather gets chilly. I’m slowly adding to my shoe-drobe of boots and work-appropriate shoes. Heck, I have a whole mix of shoes. I am female, and it’s true that we love our footwear. My husband, three kids and I have well outgrown our 1500 square foot house and my closet is dying for some air but I don’t plan on slowing down anytime soon.


If you have read my Lugz shoe reviews over the past year, you will know that this is a shoe brand I trust and they are high on the list when it comes to comfort and quality. My husband is a huge fan of their Empire boots and although they are heavy duty and water resistant, he can wear them with a nice pair of jeans and a button down shirt when we go out. I love the versatility of Lugz. I was so excited for the chance to finally try out a pair of their women’s boots. Now I don’t always like to wear boots because my feet do get a little sweaty, but on the days when I’m not in the mood, Lugz has some really cute slip-ons, which I also got to try!

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