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The month of December is full! Between all the events my kids have at school, office parties, gift exchanges, cookie parties, etc. – the month is pretty busy!

I love to host people in my home. Not just in December, but every week we have people in our home. I am very social and I love to entertain people. But all the details for the foods and drinks can get a little overwhelming. There are a few things that I do to make sure that it’s easy for me to host a party and that my friends have an enjoyable time.

When planning the event, pick a time when your guests don’t expect a full meal. It could be after lunch. Or I prefer to host a dessert party that is after dinner. This means less time preparing a menu and it saves a lot of money on the food budget. Read more…


Christmas Gift Idea’s For Men From Denrich Apperal

by Christina Richard on December 15, 2017

Gifts For That Hard-To-Shop-For Man In Your Life!

If you’re like me and have one or more men in your life that are impossible to shop for, I think I can help you. My husband and father and are so hard to shop for because it seems like they have everything already. Both of them are a real mans man, they like rugged man stuff and being outdoors. If that sounds like the man you’re shopping for, look no further!

Denrich Apperal is a mens apparel company that strives to provide comfort, quality and of course making you look good! They support the military and law enforcement. Their clothing is good for working out, casual, or a day at the gun range. It’s whatever you want to be. They are committed to going above and beyond to make sure every customer is satisfied.

Here is a list of gift suggestions to get those gifts checked off your list!

  1. ARC Flag Tee – Loose fitting and moisture wicking material. Fits true to size. This is good for any occasion and a great way to show your patriotic side.

2. Original Tee Loose fitting and moisture wicking material. Fits true to size. Great shirt for the range or just casual wear.

3. American Tee -A great way to show your patriotism. Light weight and for any occasion. Moisture wicking material.

4. Original Zip Hoodie– Stay warm this winter with this pre shrunk zip up hoodie. Soft material inside and out, very comfortable.

5. Flag Mesh Trucker Hat– This one-size-fits-all hat is something that all guys will love. It’s a really comfortable snap back hat.

I hope this list of gift suggestions has helped you mark some people off your Christmas list! All products are high quality and you will not believe the comfort until you try it! Guys usually like simple gifts, so anything from their website will be a great gift. Don’t miss out on these awesome savings, only for a limited time!


Starting 12/15-12/25, use code SAVE20 at checkout to get 20% your entire order. PLUS FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS.


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This is the best deal every!! It’s like getting a free present for you or someone else!! Here’s how the deal works…When you create an account with TopCashBack and then visit E.L.F. and buy $10 or more you will get $10 cash back. That money will appear in your TopCashBack account and you can have it deposited into your PayPal account, bank account or get a gift card. It’s super easy!

I have been using TopCashBack for many years and I love it because it’s free to join and you get a percentage back on your purchases when you shop online!

Click here to create an account.

  • Important: Check your email to confirm your email address. Click on the link in your email to authenticate your new account.

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The day is here that you have been waiting so long for!! You can now watch STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – in Theatres Everywhere!

My kids can’t wait to see this movie. Last year they watched a bunch of the old movies to get prepared for the new movie. Christmas break is next week so I am sure they will do that again.

Make sure you also check out my previous posts about STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI.

In celebration of STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI opening, I wanted to share this featurette from the film that shows how the cast trained for their roles: Read more…


Get A Better Deal Buying A Home

by Janell on December 14, 2017


When you buy a home, an expensive purchase is a given, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t cut costs in places and there are a few ways to do this that are worth looking into. Take our advice and buying a property is still going to be expensive. But it will also be a lot less than it could have been.

Let’s start by thinking about the ever important issue of the mortgage and the deposit.

Sorting Out Your Deposit And Mortgage To Get The Best Deal

First, we need to consider the deposit. You need to save as much as possible to provide the best deposit when buying your home. The ideal level is twenty percent, but sometimes more than that can definitely be necessary. It depends on how much the home you’re buying is worth. There’s a fallacy that you can buy a home with just a five percent deposit. While it’s true that you can, that certainly doesn’t mean you should. A five percent deposit will leave a lot of the best mortgage deals unavailable to you, and you don’t want that. While it might not hit you right now, eventually, you’ll be left with expensive repayments. Read more…


The Fight To Protect Financial Futures

by Janell on December 14, 2017


It’s no secret that the world is in financial disarray. With entire countries struggling to make ends meet, it’s hard to imagine a future which doesn’t involve some sort of change. More and more governments are making decisions which look out for businesses, though, instead of fighting for the needs of their people. This has lead to loads of issues in this field, especially when it comes to the private sector, as people simply don’t have what they need.


It doesn’t take much for a place to find itself in a monetary warzone. Whether debts come back to haunt them or residents fail to pay enough tax are holding them back, it can be impossible to handle things ethically. For the consumer, this has lead to some huge mistakes over the last few years, and a lot of people would like to see the return of the brick and mortar bank. As companies find themselves struggling for money, their desperation will often kick in. During this stage, the needs of consumers are pushed aside, and this can have some very negative effects. Read more…


Movie Night Idea – My Little Pony: The Movie

by Janell on December 14, 2017

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

Christmas vacation is right around the corner. My kids get out a whole week before Christmas and have over 2 weeks off of school. During that time we will make some crafts, play games, sleep in, and watch lots of movies! We can’t wait to watch The My Little Pony Movie!

MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE arrives on Digital December 19 and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand January 9! Just in time to order the digital copy to watch with my kids during Christmas break! It’s always nice to grab a big bowl of popcorn and snuggle on the couch on these cold, winter days!

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I am not paid to share this information but I have been paid in the past. But I really think this is my #1 money saving hack so I just wanted to share this with you! 


Ok – Christmas is almost here! And technically December 15 is the last day to buy stuff online and get it guaranteed by Christmas so many retailers are offering free shipping. (But you know that you still have time.) To help you get motivated to finish your shopping my favorite cash back site is giving you 20% cash back at MANY stores!

It’s as easy as it sounds – Join ( the 7 day trial is $1.97 or get it for the month for $12.95) You may be thinking why do I want to pay for this – so here’s the answer – you will get back way more than $12.95. For every $100 you spend online at one of the stores listed below – you get $20 cash back!  Oh and next month when all the prices drop – you can submit a price match and get back the difference. I did this last year and got back like $60!

Read my full review of – Money Saving Christmas Hacks! 

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This fun giveaway is sponsored by Technicolor and the Animated Series “The Deep” and hosted by Mom Does Reviews

About The Deep:

The Deep follows the Nekton family—a brilliant team of underwater explorers. With state-of-the-art technology and an unquenchable thirst for discovery, the Nektons explore the mysterious depths of the ocean, where most of our world lies unexplored and unexplained. While others look up to the stars, this family knows that an infinite number of things shine brightly in the darkness below. The deep is a place where leviathans swim through sunken cities, where pirates lurk amidst floating black markets, and where a mysterious group of Guardians hide long lost secrets. Read more…


EasyKicks – The Perfect (Useful) Christmas Gift

by Janell on December 13, 2017

This information is brought to you by EasyKicks. All opinions are my own. 

EasyKicks - The Perfect (Useful) Christmas Gift

Last month my son was so excited when I told him we would be getting a pair of Nike Sneakers in the mail. We got on my laptop and visited and he had a hard time picking out which sneaker he wanted because they were all awesome. Eventually we picked out a blue pair that had laces and velcro at the top. Once they arrived he was beyond excited! These are the shoes that he has wanted for a long time.

About EasyKicks:

EasyKicks is the first and only sneaker club that takes the hassle out of shoe shopping for fast-growing kids. For just $20 a month, kids have access to brand new Nike and Converse styles. When shoes are too small, wrecked, or they want a new pair, parents can order the next pair and send the previous pair back to be recycled. It’s that easy.

When your kids are ready for a new pair, head online pick out another pair of sneakers and when they arrive – send back the old shoes. There’s a fun envelope to send the shoes back in. It even has a place where the kids can draw some of the activities they did while wearing their shoes.

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