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Simple Grocery Pick-up Savings

Hi, my name is Leah, a mother of four and a devoted Walmart Pick-up shopper. I have been utilizing Walmart Pick-up for about 2 years because it is easier than praying for a parking spot close to the cart return, hoping for a 2-cart at the entrance, and attempting not to pull my hair out as 4 voices cry in round, “Can I have ____?” for half an hour. In short, it is awesome.

There are some drawbacks though. Coupons are pretty much a thing of the past with Walmart Pick-up. Their system currently does not operate with the ability to enter coupons into their app. But what they lack in savings, they make up in convenience. And lately I have valued convenience over savings.

But, I have found a few money saving tricks recently and I am enjoying the benefits of both convenience and a little cash back in my pocket! They are super simple things to do to get some easy money while using Walmart Pick-up.

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Mom’s Secret Homeschool Book Weapon

one homeschool mom's secret to filling her homeschool with books, audio and e-books. Find books on popular book lists for classical homeschooling, Charlotte Mason, and more.

We are unabashed book lovers.  This home is FILLED with books of every sort.  And we are approaching our homeschooling situation with a sort of mash-up of literature-based, classical, and Charlotte Mason learning.  (I love a good homeschool book list!)  That means we

READ.

A. LOT.

While I will never leave my first love (in regards to reading): physical books; I  have discovered a secret book weapon.  And it is ROCKING my world lately.

You see, with 4 kids in our house (all under the age of 7), I read a lot of books.  Check out some of our favorite books here.  The books we read just aren’t always books for me.  I read picture books, chapter books, living books.

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What To Do When Your StitchFix Is WRONG

What to do when your StitchFix goes WRONG. Simple solutions to make it right.

The convenience factor for StitchFix is sky-high.  The looks they send in their Fixes are super chic.  And the service they provide is so WORTH it!

But…

What if your Fix goes completely WRONG?  What do you do?  Do you chalk it up as a loss?  Or do you complain?  And if you complain, how do you do it?

I have been using StitchFix to help out my wardrobe woes for about a year and a half.  I don’t get a Fix every month.  Just when I know there is something missing in my closet.  And I have had an incredibly positive experience with their service so far.

But last month, I was as specific as I have ever been in the comment section they ask you to fill out when you schedule your Fix. I thought I was going to get exactly what I had always been dreaming of!

The result: really WRONG!

So, I worked through the process of returning the items and had the difficult email conversations that come as a result of shopping on the internet.  And I came up with some tips to make it easier for you, while making it absolutely fair to the company I LOVE, StitchFix.  And I thought I would share with you what to do when your StitchFix is wrong.  Continue Reading

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5 New Mama Freebies You’ve Never Heard About

the best Freebies for new moms - the very best freebies (not coupons). This list includes things I had never heard of before!
This entry is part 28 of 33 in the series Baby Days

I am not crazy, I LOVE a good deal!  Who doesn’t?  And right now it is a great time to be a new mom because there are a TON of new mama freebies to be had!  Lots of companies want to congratulate you on your status as a new mom.  And they want you as a new (and loyal) customer.  So, they are offering lots of great things just for being you!  But not all the freebies/deals are all that great.

Here’s a rundown of the really great ones.  The ones I think are really worth your time.  And just so you know, most of them involve paying shipping and handling for the product (you know what they say about no free rides).  These freebies are ones I haven’t seen on the myriad lists of new mom freebies and giveaways.  And my list is not a bunch of coupons you don’t have time to cut or the ability to remember to bring to the store.  Continue Reading

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Try a2 Milk FREE (& win a trip Down Under)!

This post was sponsored by a2 Milk® as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central.  I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.

You know all those unique phrases you hear only in specific places?  In the South, you hear, “Well, bless his heart.”  In the Boston area, you hear, “Wicked” attached to almost anything. And in the Land Down Under, you hear, “Let’s put another shrimp on the barbie.”  Which gets me thinking what other phrases you only hear in Australia.  So, I looked up an Australian phrase book and had a good laugh over some of the things they say.

My absolute favorite one has to be “Technicolor yawn.”

What do you think it is?

I’ll give you some hints in this short story:

“I tend to have this problem after drinking regular cow’s milk.  So I am now trying out a new all natural milk to help with the tummy troubles that accompany drinking milk (and milk-based drinks, like milkshakes), called a2 Milk®.  So far, it has made it possible for me to drink milk again without feeling sick afterwards.”

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Where to Shop for Husbands & Dads

My husband is the easier of the two of us to shop for.  He keeps a running list of wants and is willing to share it with anyone who asks, “What do you want for ____?”  No matter the occasion, it is easy to find something I know he will love.  And for that I am truly thankful.  BUT, I like to think of something he hasn’t thought of to give him on his birthday and for Father’s Day – just to surprise him.  It takes a lot more thought than just checking his list and picking something I know (and he knows) he wants.  So, I like to pay attention to the websites he talks about.  The ones where he actually finds things that he likes.  And I thought I would share them with you so you can get your husband or your dad some really neat stuff for birthdays, Father’s Days, and other special holidays. Continue Reading