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Shopping Jet For My Summer Patio Decor – Savings Code Inside #ShopPurple

Shopping Jet For My Summer Patio Decor - Savings Code Inside

This is such a busy summer for our family. We are currently in a hotel waiting for our home build to complete. I was dreading the hotel living for 4 weeks but now that we are here it has been fun having the down time. I have visions of how I want to style the new home and because it is summer I want to get my yard and porch set up fast. With a 9 year old into sports and water guns, my yard can become a mess real fast so having a decorative option for storing the summer toys that also can be used as a furniture piece is a must have in all social yard spaces.

I had a deck box in the previous house and we used it until it became too dirty to get clean. While shopping I wanted one that had a more functional look and not just a piece of storage so I browsed and hit the favorite (heart) button and a few of them. This way I can price shop. I came right back to after all as they had the one I wanted at a 48% savings. I also was able to set it up without any tools!

My Suncast Extra Large Patio Deck Box will hold 103 gallons. That means water guns, sports balls, bats, mitts, sprinkler sets and more will all fit into this box neatly tucked away and when I need a table top it is large and tall enough to use as an outdoor piece while entertaining.

What I love about shopping here is that depending on my buying needs such as the chance of a refund needed or if I pay by debit, etc.. I can get my price adjusted further. If I need more than 1 I can get a bulk discount on some items. Also it has a price tracker so I know when I hit my free shipping mark.

To top off the shopping features there are categories you can browse in and with the heat here I have been shopping the Summer Headquarters collection. Once I take care of my patio needs, I can shop for party planning when we do our house warming. I can find everything from fun water bottle labels to the soda and chips I need. It will be a busy process unpacking and decorating my new home so the idea of having drop will ship all of my party needs after my yard is ready is such a relief. The day that box comes and all I have to do is unpackage and set out the party supplies will be exactly the effort and energy I will have left in me. For now, I get the deck box to organize my patio and didn’t even have to lug it in and out of my car because I did not have to travel to the store to get it!

I have a sweet deal for you…

NEW TO JET.COM? You get to save 15% on your first 3 orders when you use the promo code SAVE15 “see site for details”.

New customers only. Min. $35 in eligible merchandise per order required. Max. discount $20 per order. Offer expires 9/1/2017 at 12:00 AM PST; if any of your first 3 orders are not placed by this date, they are not eligible for the discount. Excludes products marked as ineligible for promotion on the product display page. Offer cannot be applied to previous orders and cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. Offer is subject to change or cancellation. Void where prohibited. Brand, category and other restrictions may apply.

NOT NEW TO JET.COM? You still get all of the benefits and great prices they have to offer. I just got a birthday card from them and it had a promo code for me. Let me remind you of the advantages of shopping J:

• Free shipping over $35
• 2-day delivery with no membership fee on thousands of items
• 24/7 U.S.-based customer service
• Jet shows you items that can ship together so you can save money
• Buy multiples on Jet to save
• Waive returns on Jet to save”
Do you have an event coming up or yard space need? I challenge you to head on over and browse Jet! Let me know if you find what you were looking for in a quick comment below! 
Back to School 2017, Coupons, Gift Ideas, Home, Kids, Moving with Children

Children’s Crazy Carpet Circle Seats – Review

Thank you to Koeckritz for product sent for feature. Opinions and story is my own

Children's Crazy Carpet Circle Seats - Review

This has been such a hectic moving week. The movers came Wednesday for our items and they will be stored in a vault until our home build is complete late July. We are in a hotel until then near our new town. If you have recently moved you know about boxes, planning and the cleaning. We were renting where we lived so we really had to deep clean as we left. One of my last tasks was shampooing carpets. I did some shampoo where I could so that after the movers came I would just have the few spots under big furniture on the last day. That was a huge time saver.

We had a huge yard sale weeks ago and sold a lot of our older furniture including the dining table. Then I went to shampoo the carpets where our son has to sit and eat. That was pretty nerve wrecking. I am handing him cereal and soups over a nice clean carpet with stern instructions on being careful. Then my carpet circles arrived!

Koeckritz has brilliantly turned the soft cut pile – Polyester Filament Fiber into seats and in my case, floor savers! Initially I thought about my Mom’s classroom when I knew they were coming. But, when I was standing on clean carpets with lunch warming up and the doorbell rings to some boxes. The carpet circles I opened up turned on a light bulb, “Wait! Anthony, I have something to put under that chicken bowl!”

There is no way liquid would meet my fresh carpet even with a spill over this rug circle. These do make great sitting circles for classrooms, daycares and even churches, but are also great at home. As a 2nd grade teacher my Mom says, “these would be great to keep the kids more still… to give them special floor spots that are much more comfortable than the floor we use at reading and activity time”. As a Mom I thought, “how great for sleep overs when a movie is on. The kids can sit on these instead of the hard floor or can use them like placemats to save my carpets”.

No matter how you see a use for these they are built to last. They are made in the USA and the edges are sewn with fabric tape so they should not fray. There are a few sizes and colors to choose from and you can buy 1 or a set of 6 that saves you if you buy the bulk.

You can find the Children’s Crazy Carpet Circle Seats online. Want to save? You can use the code: blog17 to save 15% on your entire order (excluding clearance).

How would you use your carpet circles?

Coupons, Food, Healthy Living

Suffering From Heartburn? Eat These 5 Summer Food Favorites

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Smiley360 and Nexium 24HR. I received a product for free, and the story and opinions are my own

Suffering From Heartburn? Eat These 5 Summer Food Favorites

Summertime is for long days, warm weather and meals on the grill. We judge our grilled food by the best grill marks, juices we can keep in the meat and the sauces we drown the meat and poultry in. With sauces and spices comes heartburn for many. Add in a cold beer with those mounds of saucy chicken legs you devoured and you can end up in hours of acid reflux discomfort. Did you know there are some summer favorites you can consume that ease general heartburn? Add these to you meal and see what happens for you.

Celery has been known to calm indigestion according to It contains so many beneficial compounds for pain and inflammation. Adding celery to salads or having a plate of celery sticks handy to munch on while waiting for dinner to cook can help you out later on with the pains and discomfort of acid reflux. Have you tried consuming celery before a heartburn-filled meal? Heck, I might even suggest a stick of celery in your adult drink or nightly beer to snack on.

Nothing says summer like cool fruit salads and adding papaya and pineapple to your salads and dessert can add some benefits to heartburn sufferers. Papaya enzymes helps break down and better digest proteins like your meats. Pineapple has a bunch of enzymes but even better, it contains compounds that help to protect the lining of your stomach.

How about some fresh apple pie? OK, apple pie may be a bad example of foods for heartburn but it’s the popular spice we use that can help you out. So, let’s think of all the ways to add cinnamon to your summer desserts or drink. Cinnamon minimizes gasses naturally.

The 5th of several foods that can benefit those suffering from heartburn is peppermint and I use this myself for indigestion and even for my son who has digestion issues often. Peppermint has been used for centuries to help with digestion. Fresh peppermint in your tea or vanilla ice cream or mints after the greasy meal can help.

When foods aren’t enough there is the popular and good ole’ Nexium 24HR. Did you know that Nexium 24HR now has a new 24HR ClearMinis™ , mini-capsule that provides Nexium 24HR power in a potent little pill?

The way this pill is used is every 24 hours for 14 days. So set an alarm, stay on track and no matter how good you start to feel keep taking 1 everyday for the entire 14 days. Why? Nexium 24HR is not an immediate results pill.

Want a $3 coupon? Head to the Nexium® 24HR site and scroll halfway down the page for the savings.

Coupons, Deals, Home, Parenting, Spring 2017

Spring Cleaning Target Deals and Sanitizing Tip #EverydaySaves

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Lysol®, Finish®, Woolite®, and Air Wick®. The opinions and text are all mine.


Spring is here! How is your spring cleaning going? Are you running out of cleaning and home sanitizing supplies? Now is a great time to stack some savings at Target for fantastic deals on your favorite cleaning brands: Finish, Air Wick, Lysol and Woolite.

Before you head to Target, make sure you add these cleaning brands savings into your Cartwheel app. Watch the expiration dates on these-they vary.


For my spring cleaning tip below I use Finish Rinse Aid. Through the Target Spring Cleaning savings offers you can stack the 2 following offers for big savings:

Cartwheel App Coupon Offers Available 4/2-4/29:

*Promotional offers to combine with the Target Cartwheel App Savings above:

Get a $5 Target Gift Card when you buy any 2 Finish Premium L & XL (MiO & Quantum) & 16oz RA additive which expires on 4/8

*Find more Cartwheel offers to stack with promotional offers at Target in April on your favorite cleaning brands.

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I am using my Finish Rinse Aid to sanitize my son’s bath toys. They constantly sit wet and get grimy so a few times a year I run them through the dishwasher and air dry them. Now if you use the Finish Rinse Aid in your dishwasher you won’t need to dry your plastics when you put them away! I also do this with sand toys and pool toys at the beginning and end of summer. It’s a great way to give them a good sanitation.

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I also grab his stuffed animals he uses most frequently and tie them up in pillow cases and run through the washing machine and dryer. There is a similar Woolite stacking deal at Target. It is a great way to get these ‘friends’ washed without fading or ruing them. If you contain them in a pillow case they wash very well without any flaws. Find all of these great deals at Target.

What spring cleaning tip do you have for keeping the kids stuff clean and sanitized?

Brands with a Cause, Coupons, Healthy Living, Pets

Healthy Cat Month Shares and Savings

My sis and Theo
September is Happy Healthy Cat Month
Recently, the cat lovers at Meow Mix ran the Purrfect Together Survey, which asked cat parents around the country about their special bond with their kitty. Here are some of the meow-nificent results:
83% of cats take naps with their humans
This is surprising—and not because 83% of people love napping with their fur friend. The bigger question is: Who are the 17% of deprived humans who don’t get to experience the joy of napping with their cats?
Scottish fold cat
Scottish fold cat
80% of cat parents believe they can interpret their kitty’s meows
While humans and cats may purr in different languages, that doesn’t stop most kitty mommies and daddies from understanding what their kitty wants—whether it be some treats, cat nip, or just a snuggle partner.
72% of cat parents love to surprise their kitties with treats
Speaking of treats, nothing makes a cat happier than some spontaneous, unexpected goodies from the person who cares for them the most.
55% of cats love chicken-flavored nibbles
Coupon and Sharing Challenge
Exciting news! Meow Mix has just released a brand new culinary-inspired food made with real chicken or salmon, Bistro Recipes—a classy meal for a classy kitty! Head over Meow Mix’s new Purrfect Together web portal right meow, and you can download a coupon for $2.50 off any bag of Meow Mix Bistro Recipes.
And that’s not all! You need a classy painting to go with that classy meal. On the Purrfect Together portal, you can enjoy the unique experience of converting a photo of you and your cat into a Meowsterpiece. It’s a digital “oil” painting that helps express and immortalize your cat-love on canvas. I did it, and you should too!
Now it’s time to show me how special your human-cat bond is! Post your Meowsterpiece on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with the hashtag #PurrfectTogether. Be sure to share your thoughts in the comments below.
Coupons, Healthy Living, Tips and Tricks

Avoid Frequent UTI and Fight Them with AZO

Sample sent for feature


It was many years ago, but I have experienced a UTI and it was not pleasant. If you have had one then you know hardly anything can bring comfort until you can get those antibiotics going. For me it was a weekend night and I had to pay a large co-pay to use ER to find an open doctor because waiting 36 hours until Monday morning was just too uncomfortable. I wondered why can we not have this available more easily for such common ailments for those like me that just need that relief. I remember buying an AZO pain relief because my Pharmacist recommended it and that helped a lot. Now AZO has stepped it up with the New AZO Urinary Tract Defense tablets.


The AZO Urinary Tract Defense actually helps control the active infection. it also contains a pain reliever for discomfort. Keep in mind that you still want to visit your Doctor. For my Saturday UTI, this would have been such a great option for me back them. I could have avoided that high ER visit copay and had the AZO Defense on board which would have worked until the weekdays began again and I could get in for the prescription strength antibiotic. The active ingredients are Methenamine and Sodium Salicylate. The Methenamine is a powerful antibacterial ingredient that works to slow down the growth of bacteria in the urinary tract and controls the UTI until you can be seen by your Dr. The Sodium Salicylate is the general pain relieving ingredient. You can find these online and in stores at Walmart, Walgreens, Rite Aid and other retailers.


There are steps you can take to decrease the chances of getting a UTI. Besides a product like AZO Urinary Tract Defense helping you until you can be seen, the better alternative is to not get to the point of infection. Drink your water! Dehydration can surely be a contributing factor to bringing on a UTI. If you seem prone to UTI’s Cranberry is a great natural bacteria resistor. By consuming a cranberry supplement like those that AZO provides, you can keep that bacteria from clinging to your bladder wall. Another tip is to wipe from front to back when going to the bathroom. Also, do not hold your bladder. That is how we believe mine started. I worked long hours in a clinic at the hospital and I would sometimes not go all shift. When you need to go, take that break.

Clothing can also contribute to the risks of UTI. Avoid too much clingy, cotton and don’t allow yourself to hang out in wet clothing or bathing suits too long. Dry yourself completely out of the shower or pool before putting clothes on. Visit to learn more. While there, click on the product page to find coupons up to $2 off.