Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Useful Budgeting Tools

Budgeting Tools

I used to be extremely smart with money.  I paid extra on the few bills I had and only used a credit card to build credit (always having the cash to pay it right off).  Over time I got married, had more kids and we have had a home to fix up, vacations to take, things to buy, etc!  I have been feeling a little overwhelmed with the amount of credit cards we have and I have decided to take the steps to get rid of it!

I knew I needed to have some sort of system in place to keep me organized and motivated.  I love Dave Ramsey's advice but wanted to take it a little further.  Lindsay over at One Beautiful Home Blog has the neatest printable workbook for debt!  It has a websites and passwords sheet, yearly bill tracker, snowball worksheets, etc.  It is the perfect yearly overview without getting me too overwhelmed!

The last thing I will be using is this awesome excel spreadsheet from Trees Full of Money!  You put in your debt, interest rates & minimum payment and it shows you when you can have everything paid off!  

I will also be cutting back on impulse purchases (gas station sodas, snacks, etc), trying to stick with a food budget, and realizing what is a need and a want!

I have some small goals and some important reasons for wanting to do this.

I want more time with my kids

I don't want to feel tied down because of bills

I want the freedom to save for something and pay for it (not on a credit card for 10 years)

I look forward to sharing my progress!!!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Legit Accessories

My sister & I just started making hair accessories =o)  We have had a lot of interest and decided to make facebook page.  We are trying to get more likes & would appreciate all the help we can get!  You can view our page HERE.

Legit Accessories offers hair accessories as well as jewelry for the time being.

A few of our products.....  Would love to hear any feedback below!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

HOT!! Kindle Fire 8GB only $129 w/ promo code!

for only $159.00.  You can use promotion code FIREDEAL to take this down to only $129!!

This is the lowest price I have seen.  HURRY!!  This could sell out quick.

My Pinypon Party- Awesome gift for girls!! #mommyparties

I recently was chosen to host my first mommy party for Pinypon.  I had not heard of Pinypon before and was quite surprised when I received a huge box full of awesome toys.  My 7-year old daughter and even my 5 and 3-year old sons were super excited to get to play with these toys.

Pinypon's are super fun and unique dolls that are all interchangeable.  They were created by the toy company Famosa which has been around since 1957!!  The dolls have four parts that can be swapped out including their hair, heads, body and legs which include their facial expressions, clothing and fun accessories!  Pinypon items are all reasonably priced and liked by all ages.

Our Pinypon Party Kit included 12 Pinypon's, 2 Pinypon caravans (1 for my daughter and 1 for a raffle), 2 baby dolls from Nenuco (1 for my daughter and 1 for a raffle) as well as fashion show certificates and lots of coupons!!

We began the party by checking out the Nenuco Newborn Makes Bubbles doll.  All of the girls at the party love to play with babies and thought this one was adorable!  They all took turns giving her a bottle and loved how she uses a potty!!  I really like how sturdy this doll felt- some of my daughters babies have been cheap and don't get a lot of use.  I can tell this one will definitely last!!

Next the girls all had fun playing with the Pinypon Caravan.  This van is completely decked out....fully loaded!!  It provided a lot of entertainment and all of my daughter's friends enjoyed setting everything up and playing with all of the fun accessories and dressing up the caravan with fun stickers.  This is the perfect addition to Pinypon dolls!

The girls all were super excited to find out they would each be picking their own Pinypon doll to take home!!  They took turns using Pinypon cards that were numbered to see in which order they would choose.  They all had no problem choosing a Pinypon and then they had a chance to swap to make their doll their own.  Afterwards, the girls had a blast showing off their creations in a Pinypon Fashion Show!!  They oohed and aahed over the new transformations.

Most of the girls had seen commercials and were so excited to actually play with these cute toys.  A lot of them wanted to add them to their Christmas lists and were happy to receive coupons.  These toys are recommended for children ages 4-7 but we had a couple girls that were a little older who really enjoyed them.  I would recommend extra supervision if you have these around younger children as they do come with small parts.

Overall, this was a great party and I know I will be buying more Pinypon & Nenuco toys for Christmas this year!!

You can like Pinypon and Nenuco on facebook for special offers and coupons!!!

Disclosure:  By publishing this post I received free items as part of a promotional program through Mom Select.  All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

HOT DEAL! Dyson DC33 under $300

Kohls is having their Black Friday online event right now and you can get some AWESOME deals!

Right now you can purchase the Dyson DC33 for under $300. 

Here is the breakdown:

  • Sale Price- $374.99
  • Price when added to cart- $299.99
  • Discount Code- THANKFUL   or    BLACKFRI for 15% off- takes off $45

My total was $270.29 with tax!!!  I have seen this at Walmart & Amazon for $390ish.

Shipping is free for spending over $50.

You will also receive $75 in Kohl's cash that can be spent 11/26-12/3!!!

You can use Shop At Home to receive 6% cash back making this an even sweeter deal!!

Power Wheels Dune Racer only $229

Hurry over to Amazon where you can purchase the Power Wheels Dune Racer for only $229!! 

We paid $250 for this last year and my kids LOVE it!  They have definitely got their use out of it and it is still going strong.

You can also get the pink version for the same price HERE !

These are both eligible for Amazon Prime although they do say they may take an extra 1-2 days to process.  

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Hunger Games 2-Disc DVD only $9.99

Hurry to Amazon where you can purchase the The Hunger Games 2-Disc DVD for only $9.99!

This item is also eligible for Prime Shipping!

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen volunteers in her younger sister's place and must rely upon her sharp instincts when she's pitted against highly trained Tributes who have prepared their entire lives. If she's ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

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