Amazon, Deals

Amazon Prime Day Starts Early

Today is Sunday and YES, you can take advantage of great deals starting today.

First! You must be an Amazon Prime member. Not a member? There is a way around it…

Sign up for the Amazon Free Trial: Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial. You can cancel after the sales end this week.

Next, head to the Amazon Prime Day page at Prime Day 2017 – 30 Hours of Deals

Shop! I listed some sales that are active right now…


67% Off Top-Rated Wireless Waterproof Headphones: Now $19.99

78% Off LED Bluetooth Speakers + FM Radio: Now $14.99

50% off Home Theater / Gaming Desktop Speaker System + Subwoofer: Now $49.99

51% off Power Banks – Top Performing For Apple and Android: Now $22.99

73% Off Waterproof / Lifeproof Smartphone Case: Now $10.99

$80 Off Dashcams With Front and Back Cameras: Now $119.99


67% Off Best-Selling Sleep Pillows (Reduce snoring, stop pain): Now $39.99

$35 Off Solar LED Garden Lights SIX Pack: Now $35.99

78% Off Prime Day’s Top-Rated 8″ Chef Knife: Now $10.97

80% Off Smart Outlets With Remote Control: Now $11.99

33% off Wireless Doorbells Top Rated With Multiple Chimes: Now $13.99

77% Off Top Rated BBQ + Oven Gloves (BPA Free, FDA Approved): Now $15.99


58% off Baby Monitor + WiFi Camera: – 720p: Now $49.99

73% Off Top Fidget Spinners 3-5 Minute Spin: Now $7.99

68% Off Cruiser Skateboards: Now $25.99

33% off Preschool Kids Backpacks: Now $19.99


57% off Women’s Zip Enclosure Purses (Top Rated): Now $32.99

67 % off Tabletop Swivel 360° Vanity Mirror with LED Lights, 7x Magnifying: Now $14.99

33% off Neck and Shoulder Massager, Top Rated: Now $39.99

Happy Shopping!

Amazon, Apps, College Bound, Education, Gift Ideas, Money Saver, Parenting

Learn How To Invest in the Stock Market. It’s Fun!

In exchange for my honest and unbiased review, I received a $25 gift card to try out Stockpile.

Learn How To Invest in the Stock Market. It's Fun!

Let’s talk about the stock market (did you just yawn?)! Wait! Before you leave what if we talked about apple pie? How does apple pie relate to the stock market? No matter how much effort that goes into creating the recipe it is always worth the taste and fun to eat. Plus, a pie is sliced so you can enjoy only as much as you want. Making pie can be fun especially if you can find a recipe easy enough to get the entire family involved as so can making your very first stock market investment. Give me a try as I explain how easy it can be and in the end I have a little freebie for you to get you started.

Stockpile is a website and an app (if you prefer) that guides you from start to finish with your investments. So let’s make it simple. Think about that apple pie all baked and ready for you to take action and slice into it. Do you plan on eating the entire pie at once? Of course not. So you just want a slice? There are many slices available and you know what? No one is going to force you to eat your entire slice either. You may want the whole slice and all the goodness (and calories) it comes with, but what if you only want a bite or two? You want to start small and maybe you’ll finish the entire slice later on…or not. That is like investing with Stockpile.

When you sign up at Stockpile which consists of assigning an account someone (yourself or child) and giving some basic information you aren’t dealing with pies but businesses. I was given a $25 stock gift card to invest and I chose Amazon. Now I hold a stock that starts out as zero cash value on a number line and can check in anytime to see if it falls or rises.

Fact (lesson): ‘Prices go up when there are more buyers than sellers. Prices go down when there are more sellers than buyers.’ So let’s all buy a little piece of the business pie. You get to choose your flavor (Amazon, Apple, Nike and over a thousand more).

Remember my analogy of taking 1 slice of apple (or your ‘flavor’ of choice) and only wanting a part of that slice? Stockpile allows you to put the amount you want and that can be as low as $5 to start into 1 share. A share can go for as much as hundreds or even thousands of dollars in trade but you buy into it as much as you wish. Any return if it doesn’t fall is calculated based on your investment.

Now once you just start with a minor dollar amount you still cannot really dive in deep without an investment plan. Whoa! Heavy phrase! That’s OK, Stockpile will teach you about index funds (such as the S&P 500) and individual stocks. The difference in short? Index funds are a collection of companies that come together as one investment option and individual stocks is putting your money into only 1 company. There are risks and advantages to both and that’s the fun part. What would you choose to learn more about?

You won’t get rich quick. There are no guarantees. You can lose your investment. I chose Amazon so do you think that is a big risk or a little risk? Amazon has been around a while and is more established than a brand new start up. Amazon has had steady stock prices for the most part and are past the new start up price spikes. That makes a brand like Amazon a safer risk. Think about that as you invest your first $5.

Guess what? I am giving you your first $5 to start. Just for fun. Just to really feel motivated to dive more into Stockpile and learn about how you can sign up a child, family member or yourself. GET your FREE $5 (I promise there is no catch-I would never do that to you). I will say that if you sign up I get a $5 bonus to invest somewhere just like you did and that is a lot of fun. But I am not telling you to create this free and easy stockpile investment out of greed. Once you complete redeeming your $5 you can get a referral code to and pass it on to others yourself.

Start now with $5 from me (well, technically it is fro Stockpile). Ready? Go!

This post contains a referral link. I am not a market professional and not responsible for gains or losses that you may experience. I am not affiliated with or own an investment in any company or brand mentioned, and have no plans to do so. Securities products are not FDIC insured. Not bank guaranteed. May lose value.

Amazon, Father's Day, Healthy Living, Home

Deterring a Burglar with Sansi LED Security Motion Lights

Thank you Sansi for partnering with Parenting Healthy for feature. Opinions are my own

Deterring a Burglar with Sansi LED Security Motion Lights

 Last month I brought you a feature all about LED lighting. I explained why you should choose LED lighting for inside your home. Now let’s move outside and talk about LED lighting to deter burglars using the Sansi LED Security Motion Lights.

light switch

SANSI LED Security lights can turn on automatically when the motion is detected sensing light levels and motion with a range of 180 degrees and max 50 feet. That is a great range in terms of outdoor security lighting. It also has an adjustable design so you can point that light exactly where you need or away from the neighbors windows in our case. There are three working modes, Test Mode, Motion Sensor Mode, and Manual Mode.

sansi insall

The LED Security Light comes with two lamp heads and a motion sensor, a Bar-shaped mounting plate and 3 screws, waterproof gasket, 3 wire connectors, mounting bolt, rubber screw plug in the box. They also have a 5-year warranty.

security back

The light is waterproof, which ensures that the light could work outdoor in rainy weather. I have mine outside our back door under the awning so ours may get damp but won’t get soaked. And it is bright!

security install

The 30W outdoor light is rated at 3,000 lumens, which provides efficient lighting for your exterior living environment. 30W motion sensor light is equivalent to 250W incandescent and that means less energy used. LED lighting is so crisp and bright. I even have LED lighting within my car interior. It is such a great option for safety.

security light

Save 25% with this Promo Code

You can find these on Amazon and see all of the exact specs while on the buying page. You can get the rectangular design like I have or square design. They both have the same number of lights so it is your preference.

Whether you choose the rectangle or square or black or white, you can save 25% with promo code: whatever. This will change the price to only $44.99 shipped! Code expires on 5/31 at 11:59pm PDT

Amazon, Gift Ideas, Home, Spring 2017

LED Lights – LOFTEK Rechargeable Ball Lamp Cordless Night Light

Sample sent for feature


Whether you need soft light inside or outside, you will love the color choices and amount of light the LED Ball Lights from LOFTEK puts out. We had a weekend of nice weather and I decided to use my LED lights outside. It is so pretty lit up at night. I love the soft pink and blue colors. There are 16 colors total to choose from.

led blue led lights

Of course, you can use indoors also. There is a protective cap when you use it outside so that water stays out of the charging port but I plan to keep mine in our guest bedroom for fun when we have the older kids over and then I can easily carry outside when we entertain.


Not only is this a great party or decor light, it is also eco-friendly. These LED lights are completely free of UV, IR, lead, mercury, and other toxic elements. Choose from round, cube, stump, mushroom, pyramid and Christmas tree shapes. You can really put life into a space with a few different shapes lit up in different colors for your home. These are available on Amazon and are a Prime qualifier.

Amazon, Apps, Brands with a Cause

Use your shipping boxes to send back donations to Goodwill for free

Christmas is right around the corner! Many of us are still scrambling to complete our shopping lists, running store to store or finalizing our shopping online. Often, with the hustling and bustling this time of year we can lose sight of the true meaning of Christmas or start to feel a bit of the bah humbug creeping in. When this happens, it’s time to stop, and reflect on the true magic of the season, giving back. This doesn’t mean you have to drain your wallet on gifts for other people. Giving back this year can be as simple as decluttering your house and shipping those items to Goodwill. The best part, you can do this for free.

This year Goodwill stores have teamed up with Give Back Box to enable you to reuse your online shipping boxes to donate your unwanted household items (such as gently used clothing, handbags, shoes, etc) to Goodwill at no cost to you.
Here’s how it works:

Give Back Box gives every cardboard box a second life to help people in need. Some of the international partners in support of the Give Back Box are Ann Inc, Asics, Ann Taylor Loft, Overstock, Dockers, Levis, Bon Ton and These retailers are leading the way towards finding innovative solutions to widespread social and economic issues. You can see all of the participating retailers at


By gathering your unwanted items that are stuffed in the back of your closet, under your bed, in your attic or garage or wherever it is hiding, you can pack it up and ship it to Goodwill to help create jobs.

Thanks to the job training programs made possible by donations of clothes and household items, Goodwill helped place more than 312,000 in jobs in the United States and Canada in 2015 — that’s one person finding a job every 23 seconds of every business day. So you’re literally donating your stuff AND helping to create jobs.

Did you know, you can even calculate how much your donation helps your local community by using Goodwill’s donation impact calculator, a feature available within the Goodwill Locator App and at (click “Explore Our Map” on the homepage to access the calculator). Simply input the items you’re donating to calculate the number of hours of career counseling, on-the-job training, résumé preparation, financial planning classes, and other services you’ve helped provide people facing challenges finding employment.


Amazon, Healthy Living

NW Detox Tea 14 Day Cleanse

Product sent from Amazon for review

NW Detox Tea 14 Day Cleanse

Marpe Teas has a 14 and 268 day Detox tea pack that I have come to love. The tea flavor is delicious and I don’t even feel the need to add a sweetener. I have tried some detox in the past and have had bad experiences. I have had the worst digestion upset and can’t leave the bathroom at times. This tea is gentle yet effective. I drink before breakfast and it works to make me feel full and offer that bit of energy I need to start my day. If you want to try a gentle detox this one is for you. It will not pain you to drink either because, as I mention, it does taste great.

Find it on Amazon!