Monday, August 28, 2017

HICKIES products




Hate tying your kids' shoes everyday before they step out of the house? Hate stopping to tie your own shoes mid-run? HICKIES products turn any pair of sneakers into convenient, comfortable, and stylish slip-ons that are perfect for any activity from recess play to Mom and Dad's triathlons. https://www.hickies.com/

Features:

Works in any shoe with eyelets.

One size fits all.

Elastic material keeps shoes secure and comfortable.

Never tie again! Play uninterrupted.

Fun look, without messy knots and bows.

Adjustable tightness.

Quick and easy - simply slip on and off.





Never tie, never worry. @Hickies Never Tie Laces on hickies.com 25% off w/ code USFAM now thru Sept. 20th!  Use this Coupon!!!

Big Savings with Groupon


I love shopping with Groupon and there are so many amazing deals at Groupon right now! Groupon has over 9,000 retailers and over 70,000 deals! That is money just waiting to be saved in your pocket.
With back to school right around the corner I am able to save hundreds of dollars just by using Groupon for my back to school shopping. When doing my back to school shopping I find a lot of the school supplies on Amazon and right now Groupon has over 156 deals on amazon items. Right now, one of the Groupon Amazon deals is FREE shipping with Amazon without having to have Amazon Prime.

There are so many retailers you can shop with Groupon such as buybuybaby , Macy’s, Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, Walgreens, and Aeropostale. No matter what your shopping need may be, Groupon has a deal for you! So, get saving and check on the deals for yourself!

Affordable Smart Home

    Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links, which means I make a commission if you purchase from my link.

   Picture this, You have been out all day shopping. Your are tired, it's a lot later than you planned, and you know it's pitch dark in your house. If only there were some way to turn the lights on before you get home, so you don't have to stumble into the darkness with arms full of bags. Would you like to take a peek inside your home while you are away? Keeping an eye on those pesky teens, who are old enough to stay home but you just want to be sure everything is safe and sound! Or, keeping an eye on the sleeping baby in the next room! You are in luck! All of this is available in one affordable package!! I was lucky enough to receive this package to review straight from Vivitar. It is the Vivitar Wi-Fi Smart home/office Remote Control System.
  This set includes a camera, a smart bulb, and a smart plug. Everything hooks up to your home WiFi allowing it to be controlled via an app on your Android or Apple device. The installation and setup process was a bit challenging due to some "bugs" in the app. But, I finally got it all working! 
          The smart bulb took a few tries to get it to connect but once I got it going it was pretty cool. The app has everything you need to control the bulb. You can adjust brightness, color, craft a fun scene, and even set a timer for turning the light on and off remotely. It will work in an overhead light fixture or in a lamp. Just have to have the main switch on and then everything else is controlled by the app. 

   
     The smart plug allows you to toggle power, and set a timer for the devices you have plugged in. This plug would be great use for a lamp that you would want to turn on to deter strangers or allow yippy some light when coming into a dark home. Just plug the device into the smart plug turn the power on and then you can remotely control it from your app. Easy peasy!






I like to set the timer to turn the lamp on in the evenings that way we are greeted into a well lit home. The timer has full customization to certain days or times. You can adjust it however you like.


               I have saved my favorite part for last! The camera is simple to hook up, install and use! It is so cool, too, because it has 2 way audio. So if your little one is going down for a nap, you can speak gently to calm them without having to go in and disturb the sleep tyke. The camera picks up great video in light or dark rooms. The dark screenshot was in complete darkness and I love how you can still see the entire room clearly. During the daytime, the video does show in color. It picks up audio clearly but the speaker to talk back from the app is not adjustable and therefore isn't very loud. I wouldn't trade it though! I still like the way it all works easily from my tablet. 


          Well, that's my take on this cool system. I'm so glad I was able to try this product. I am now thinking about getting a few additional accessories to add onto the setup. Additional bulbs, cameras, outlets and even a doorbell camera can be added to build your system to fit your needs. 

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Convenient Pickup at Sam's Club

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Having twins running around the house is hectic enough. I don't need the added stress of having to drag them into the store when we run out of diapers. These little guys are almost 2 now but still just as much a handful as they were when they were just turning one. Planning trips with kids makes shopping so much easier. 



How awesome would it feel if you could get your shopping for diapers and other mom must-haves done without leaving the comfort of your vehicle and lugging your kids into the store? Now you can save your time and your sanity with the help of Club Pickup at Sam's Club.


Whoever invented Club Pickup must have been a mom, because if there’s one thing most moms could live without, it’s dragging your kids into the store to pick up the things you need to keep your household running like Pampers diapers. And you can score big instant savings on Pampers diapers and wipes right now, too. From 8/23 through 9/17 you can get an automatic savings of $6 off any Pampers item, no coupons required!

Club Pickup changes everything in a few easy steps:

1. Add the items you need to your cart at samsclub.com
2. Select Club Pickup, and choose a date for pickup at your local club
3. Arrive at Sam’s Club on your pickup date and follow the orange signage to the Club Pickup area
4. Check in with your Sam’s Club app or pull up to the drive-thru area and check in at the kiosk
5. An associate will bring your items right to your car and load them for you

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Starting a New Hobby



 Summer's are good for more than just fun in the sun. Some people even  start a new hobby. One thing I have always been interested in, would definitely be playing and instrument. I never learned to play anything. I was thinking about this the other day. If I were to pick now days I would probably choose the guitar. Which led me to browsing the interwebs. I found the most awesome guitars. My favorite is the Starry night travel acoustic, but that is not the only luna guitar in stock at MF . There are many many other styles to choose from.

So, if you are also thinking if picking up and instrument for the first time definitely give the musician's friend a look.  

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Music Equipment Deals

Rogue 4-Piece Complete Drumset




I was recently asked about some music equipment. So I went browsing and found some  great deals. This particular deal is a drum kit check it out at GuitarCenter. They have some great deals going on right now. If you or someone you know is looking for great deals on music equipment please check them out.They have lots of awesome products in many varieties and designs.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Tips From My Sewing Room

I have been doing more crafting lately than I have writing. I'm feeling a little disheveled. I like to have a neatly organized sewing room to enjoy my quiet time. I would like to share some of my organizing tips I use to keep my crafting space my "happy" place.  They are very simple tips!!
I feel like maximizing the upper space in a room is important.
I am using a magnetic bowl to hold my straight pins to my ironing board. They are in easy reach and I don't have to keep moving them.
 


Keeping all my cutting tools and rulers together in a dedicated cutting area. 
Even in my small room (8ftx6ft) I can designate area for each task.


Bins bins and more bins! 
These definitely come in handy, and even more so when they have labels.
I'm storing ribbon in here for now but hope to change this soon.
 I would like to be able to see my ribbons.



A large ruler is needed a lot in my crafts so I tapped the very long fabric ruler to my desk for easy measuring.

Like I said before..... Bins bins and more bins. 
Upcycling some soup bowls from Chick Fil A into storage for smaller accessories. The lids snap on snugly so even little pins have a hard time falling out. it is no surprise I love Chick Fil A, They value the environment and recycling like I do! Since I am a dedicated chick fil a mom, I was challenged to use these containers... I guess I showed them! 

Again, everything has its place. Basic desk accessories together in a handy can. 
I hope you found my tips handy. It is as simple as finding what works best for you!