Kroger Friday Freebie

Friday, March 9, 2018

Today only you can download a coupon for ONE FREE bag of Kroger Tortilla Chips, 10oz any variety (you must have an online account and store card registered). The coupon is good at Kroger and Kroger Affiliates (Smith's, Fred Meyer, City Market, Dillon, Fry's, Kinger Sooper, etc) and must be redeemed by March 25, 2018. Click here for more details.

In Spite of Lions Blog Tour and Giveaway

Thursday, March 8, 2018

How does a young lady run away from high society and the pressures of her family? Anna abruptly determines to set her own course in life by becoming a missionary. She gains passage on a ship to become a missionary without any skills, protection, friends or family. As she becomes aware of where the ship is heading she must brace for a life filled with hard work, danger and unexpected surprises.

In Spite of Lions, contains Anna's adventure and her escape from her past with just a hint of romance. The point of view is written in first person and you get a glimpse into the life of the main characters, Anna and the ship captain. First person narratives are not typically my favorite, but you adjust easily as you continue on in the story. As the reader gains more knowledge's into Anna's past several unexpected twists develop. The adventure is easy to follow, suspenseful and the characters realistic.  The author concluded it with more questions that needed to be answered about Anna's past and present. This is the type of book that you might need to reread right before you read the next sequel so that you don't miss any of the details. The author was great at foreshadowing, but some of the foreshadowing could easily be forgotten by the time the sequel comes out. By the time, I finished the story I wanted to know what happened to the characters and was ready for the next book. I almost wished I had waited until all of the books came out so I could read them one after another. This book was very fast paced for me. Once I started reading, I couldn't stop and read the whole thing in one evening. If you love adventure, a hint of romance, heroines that work hard to overcome the odds, be sure to read this book. To learn more about, In Spite of Lions, click here.

The publisher, Cedar Fort, has generously allowed me to giveaway with winner's choice of either an electronic or physical copy of In Spite of Lions. Only one winner will be chosen. The giveaway on this blog post will run through rafflecopter until March 15, 2018 at 12 am. The giveaway is open to US residents only and 18+. The winner will be notified via email and will have 24 hours to respond.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Cedar Fort Publishing for providing the prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

Please note this post contains affiliate links. Please note that I received a free electronic version of this book to facilitate this review, however, my opinion is still my own and unbiased.

Perfect Freebie for Easter

Friday, March 2, 2018

Today only you can download a Kroger or Kroger affiliated store coupon for 1 FREE Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate Egg (0.99 oz.) (you must have an online account and store card registered). The coupon is good at Kroger and Kroger Affiliates (Smith's, Fred Meyer, City Market, Dillon, Fry's, Kinger Sooper, etc) and must be redeemed by March 18, 2018. Click here for more details. It's the perfect freebie for Easter.

What's you favorite Lindt chocolate?

March Giveaways to Enter (low to moderate entry)

Thursday, March 1, 2018

I like entering low to moderate entry giveaways and I share each month some of the blog giveaways I've entered and found online. Check back often to see if I have posted more giveaways. I try and post them as I find them. If you are hosting a family-friendly giveaway on your blog and would like to see it listed here, please contact me (via email). If you have a won a giveaway that I posted, please leave a comment and share that you won.

$50 CVS Gift Card (ends March 2, 2018)
Lady and the Tramp (ends March 4, 2018) 
$50 Oshkosh Gift Card (ends March 5, 2018) 
Coco Blueray (ends March 5, 2018)
Big Mac Vouchers (ends March 6, 2018) 
Coco (ends March 6, 2018)
Lady and the Tramp (ends March 7, 2018)
Krusteaz Mixes (ends March 7, 2018)
$25 Nordstrom Gift Card (ends March 8, 2018) 
$50 Picket Fence Gift Card (ends March 9, 2018)
Ulta Beauty Calendar (ends March 9, 2018)
Krusteaz Mixes (ends March 10, 2018)
Everlasting Garden Seeds Bucket (ends March 11, 2018) 
Vessey Seeds $25 Gift Certificate (ends March 11, 2018)
$50 Oshkosh Gift Card (ends March 12, 2018)
Lady and the Tramp (ends March 13, 2018)
It's Skin Set (ends March 14, 2018)
Thor Ragnarok BluRay (ends March 15, 2018)
Berenstain Bears Easter Bundle (ends March 18, 2018)
Daniel Tiger: Neighborhood Friends (ends March 18, 2018)
$50 Oshkosh Gift Card (ends March 20, 2018)
$50 Oshkosh Gift Card (ends March 23, 2018)
$50 Oshkosh Gift Card (ends March 23, 2018) 
On-Cor Entree's Prize Pack (ends March 23, 2018)
Febreze One (ends March 23, 2018)
Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventure Series Season 2 (ends March 24, 2018)
$50 Oshkosh Gift Card (ends March 25, 2018)
Foster Farm Coupons (ends March 29, 2018)
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (ends March 30, 2018)
$50 Oshkosh Gift Card (ends March 31, 2018)
NeoCell Natural Supplements (ends March 31, 2018)

Prepping Kids for Emergencies

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

There are several things that you should teach your child before an emergency situation arises. I've been working with my toddler and preschool to help them be prepared in case something happens or comes up:

1. Their Address: I remember a story not too long where a 3-year old got lost in a corn maze and couldn't answer a policeman's questions. Kids should learn to answer basic questions that a policeman might ask them if they're lost. I have worked with my kids so that they know their address. My two year old and four year old know where their address so if something happens they can tell a policeman where they live. Or if they call 911, they can tell them our address.

2. Parents Names: I've also worked with my kids so that they know my first and last name and my husband's. If a police officer asks them who their parents are, then they will be able to answer.

3. Where to Go If There's a Fire: If there's a fire you should have a meeting spot outside so all the family members know where to find each other. If your fire alarm goes off, you should also practice going outside and meeting in that spot. If you ignore your fire alarm when it goes off because the batteries are dead or a different non-emergency situation, your kids might learn to ignore it to and not leave the house when there's a real emergency.

4. Familiarize Your Kids with What Emergency Workers Look Like: We point out what a police officer looks like to our kids so that they know who to look for in case of an emergency. We've also been on Fire Station Tours so that our kids know what Firemen look like with their full gear on and to let them know that if there's a fire it's okay to go to them. Firemen with the full gear on are pretty scary to kids and it's important that they understand not to hide from them in an emergency situation.

5. How to Dial the Phone: I've been working with my preschooler on how to dial my phone and telling him if mommy or daddy are hurt, use the phone to dial 911. We obviously can't practice dialing 911, but we can practice learning to dial numbers and getting used to the phone.

6. If Something Doesn't Seem Right Get Mom and Dad: We had something bubbling over and smoking a little on the stove. My son recognized that something what wrong and yelled for daddy to come fix it. It's important for kids to realize that if something doesn't seem right that they should come to mom and dad and tell them immediately.

What are some ways that you've prepped your kids for emergency situation? What are some of your tips?

How We Save Money on Entertainment

Monday, February 19, 2018

I've had a couple conversations lately with different people on saving money on TV entertainment, phones, etc. It seems that if you have cable, landline phones, internet, cell phones it adds up to a pretty significant bill each month, $160-$180 (not including cell phones). To save money, my family pays for internet, we use cell phones, we have a Roku device that we use with free channels and pay for Netflix around $69 (not including cell phones). Cable and landlines are expensive. We find a lot of things we like on Netflix and we can borrow movies from the library for FREE. Our cell phone plan is with T-mobile so we often get to utilize their free T-mobile Tuesdays. They are some cheaper options, but we like T-mobile. Sometimes on T-mobile Tuesdays, they offer free VUDU credit for movie rentals, which I use to buy an episode or two of a TV show. We also don't buy a lot of movies. We've gotten a couple of Disney Movies from Blogger Giveaways. I post about different blogger giveaways monthly and they're worth entering.

What are some tips you have to save money?

Kroger Friday Freebie and Snack Shot Instant Win Game

Friday, February 16, 2018

Today only you can download a coupon for download your coupon for 1 FREE Hershey's Gold Peanut & Pretzel Bar (1.4 oz.) (you must have an online account and store card registered). The coupon is good at Kroger and Kroger Affiliates (Smith's, Fred Meyer, City Market, Dillon, Fry's, Kinger Sooper, etc) and must be redeemed by March 4, 2018. Click here for more details.

Enter Kroger's Snack Shot Instant win game to earn a chance to win digital coupons for free products and/or coupons for $10 off $10 purchase or $20 off $20 purchase. You can enter once per day until February 25, 2018 and it's worth trying it every day to see if you might win something. Click here for more details.
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