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.


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 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
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
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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