Doodle Pants Up to 55% Off at zulily

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Cooler weather is coming (if it already isn't colder where you live), and zulily is having a FANTASTIC sale! You can get Doodle Pants Up to 55% Off at zulily! Some are as low as $8.99 so get them now before they're all sold out!

Accepting ideas for 2014 Holiday Gift Guide!

We're now accepting inquiries for our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide! If you are interested in having your product(s) featured in our Holiday Gift Guide, please e-mail us with all the information. Also, if you are a fan and have an idea, feel free to e-mail us or leave a comment with what you would like to see! 

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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How We Saved $100 in Groceries!

Monday, September 29, 2014
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Twin and I are always looking for ways to save a little money on groceries, so that our family doesn't have to spend a lot out of pocket for food. Luckily, we were able to save at least $100 (if not a little more) this past month!

How did we do it?

Twin has now developed the need to coupon. I'm not sure how she decided to start using coupons, but she has and she has saved us a lot of money! In fact, she saved me quite a bit on a recent shopping trip. Since I had a $50 Walmart gift card I wanted to use for groceries, I looked through the Walmart sales ad online to find deals that were worth getting, instead of getting the usual stuff my family gets. I wanted to buy groceries that were filling but would last a little longer.

At our local Walmart, they had Miracle Whip on sale for about $3. She had a $0.75 off coupon, making it less than $2.50. She also had a coupon for Glade Air Freshener Fall Collection. Normally, the sprays are $3 each. The coupon was for $2 off when you buy 3. Since I already had my eye on their Pumpkin Pie spray (which smells delicious), I decided to buy 2 more. If I had bought them at regular price, it would have cost me $9, but with the coupon, I only had to pay $7, which might seem like a lot but that extra $2 allowed me to purchase Ramen Noodles I really wanted. (By the way, Ramen Noodles are less than $2 for a 12-pack at Walmart.)

Even Twin spent $50 at Walmart's website, and bought a lot! If you count individual items (including that Lay's Variety pack, she got over 20 items for less than $50, plus FREE shipping! We even have 2 cookie mixes we have yet to use. Gingerbread cookies, here I come! 

Saving money at the grocery store doesn't mean you have to use tons of coupons or only buy the cheapest things there. It is all about figuring which store has the best deals per product and how to get more bang for your buck.

What was the best deal you scored at the supermarket?

Lola Granola makes for happy snacking!

I was NOT compensated for this post. I received FREE samples from Lola Granola to review. All thoughts/opinions are my own.

Finding healthy, yet satisfying snacks when you're trying to lose weight is kind of hard. When you have that sweet tooth, you try to stay away from delicious chocolate and sugar-filled snackables but then you start craving them again. Not exactly helpful when you want to lose those few extra pounds.

So when I was approached by Lola Granola Bar to review their wonderful line of gluten-free and non-GMO granola bars, I was kind of nervous because either granola bars taste like cardboard (Ick!) or have tons  of sugar in them. I want to avoid tons of sugar.

What's the 4-1-1 on Lola Granola? Like I said, they are gluten-free and non-GMO. They are also packed with plenty of protein and Omega-3s, but luckily, they are low in sodium. Flavors include The Ellie (cashews and dates), Enzo (almonds and cashews), Lola (cranberries and almonds), Nathan (blueberries and almonds), and Ruby (cranberries). If you take a look at the ingredient list of each bar, you recognize every ingredient, which is something that I look for in a high quality granola bar. And trust me when I say that these granola bars are high quality!

What was the verdict from the family?

Twin can't have coconut (which makes her sick) and since all of the granola bars have coconut in them, she graciously had 1 or 2 to help me taste all of the deliciousness.

The Ellie - I don't eat dates often, so I was kind of surprised at the sweetness of it. Coupled with the coconut, which is already sweet, it made my sweet-tooth happy. The crunch of the cashews, which I love, added just a hint of texture with that nutty taste.
Enzo - Almonds are my weakness. In fact, the cereal I eat for breakfast some mornings has almonds. But when you add cashews to it, you get that full nut flavor that is packed with protein and fills you up. I had one for lunch, and I had tons of energy. Yum!
Lola - I've never had cranberries and almonds together, and I thought it would taste a little weird since cranberries are tart and almonds, well, already have a lot of flavor.  Immediately, I got the tarty cranberry flavor and just a trace of the smokiness from the almonds. While it wasn't a favorite of mine, Twin seemed to enjoy it. She even asked for another one later that day!
Nathan - Blueberries and almonds sounds like it would make a delicious breakfast, especially if you add corn flakes to it. Well, subtract the corn flakes, make it into a granola bar, and you have breakfast on the go! I had one for breakfast, and I loved the blueberries. They tasted fresh, and paired nicely with the almonds.
Ruby - If you love cranberries, and not just for Thanksgiving, this one is for you! Every mouthful is packed full of that delicious tart flavor, and it does kind of remind you of Thanksgiving. It was a little sweet, but fortunately, you only need one to satisfy that granola bar craving! Mom really liked this one.

Yep, they are filling, takes care of any cravings, and hits the spot.

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Get $10 from Educents for FREE!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Parents, teachers, and homeschoolers have benefited from Educents by saving money, which is always a good deal in my book! But guess what? New members to Educents can get a $10 credit* for free just by signing up! *New members only.