Sunday, September 23, 2018


Amazon's 2018 Holiday Toy List has just dropped. I always check it, because without fail, one of my kids has been nonstop talking about a toy, and if it's on that list I have to grab it before it winds up costing an arm and a leg on eBay. This year, of course, is no different. There are some really neat things on this year's list, it seems like a lot of interactive, STEM-y type stuff. Here are a few of my favorites.

Of course the first thing on my own list has to be Lego Harry Potter. All those cute people. The Great Hall looks beautiful - and its under $100 - for now. There is also Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Express for $69, The Whomping Willow for $59, and if you just want a little taste of the Lego Harry Potter joy, there is Aragog's Lair for $13. They aren't ALL on Amazon's Holiday Toy List, but they are on MY Holiday Toy List, so there you go.

Check out the L.O.L. Surprise Bigger Surprise! set. It has 60+ surprises inside of it. I admit, I do not have girls and my boys are not into the LOL surprise things, but this was HUGE last year, and apparently this is slated to sell out quickly. It goes live on September 25th, so I'll remind you, but try to set an alarm in your phone if you can, because if this is on your list, you'll need to be quick.

We are big gamers in this family, and I read about Hasbro Gaming Monopoly Cheaters Edition Family Game a while back - it sounds like a blast! You cheat the whole way through, but it only serves you if you don't get caught. I'm excited about this one!

Did I mention I have boys? There are several poop-themed games out this holiday season. You might want them for some gross family fun, if that's your thing. It's....definitely my boys' thing. Haha! Check out Don't Step In It which honestly sounds like reliving the summertime dog poop minefield that was often my backyard...thanks Nellie, RIP. There is also Flushin' Frenzy, which somehow did not make the list, despite the attention it has recently got in social media.

The littleBits Avengers Hero Inventor Kit looks really cool, and I have a robot-obsessed 7 year old that will be all over that. It's just under $150, though, so Santa if you check this blog, Jon would like you to know that he loves that kit. They have a Star Wars themed Droid Kit that is about $87, so if Santa has a bit of a budgetary concern it would make him almost as excited.

Anyway, those are just a couple of the great things happening on Amazon - and like I said, I'll come back and remind you all on  Tuesday when that big ol' LOL Surprise thing gets releasted. Check out Amazon's 2018 Holiday Toy List and tell me what you think is the most exciting! Also, if you're trying to find the best deal on one of these items, let me know. I'll do my best to find you the hookup.


Monday, February 13, 2017

Little Passports Valentine's Day Sale! Coupon Code Inside!

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Valentine's Day is tomorrow! Don't miss out on the chance to give the one you love a gift of adventure! What can be sweeter than a trip around the world, from the safety and comfort of your own home??

Little Passports is offering 15% off any subscription plan! You can take advantage of The Little Passports SWEET sale by using code:SWEET at check out. Hurry, this sale ends tomorrow

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Give a gift they will love! 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

New Huge Freebie Printable Pack

Educents has a great new pack - grabbing these packs every time they are available is a great way to load up on extra enrichment to go along with your curriculum. They also give you an opportunity to try out each of the authors in the pack! This pack has everything from sight words to poetry to multiplication to World War 1. There's something for every grade level. And it's free! So add it now and it will be available to you whenever you're ready to use it - it's unlimited. I have things in my Educents account that I picked up a year ago - if I need them again I can still print them out!

Educents is just the best, right?? 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

BIG Freebie Alert: Homeschoolers!!

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Educents has posted a huge freebie bundle, 100% off a $78 downloadable pack of worksheets, flashcards, coloring books, and on and on. There's even a cookbook called Cooking American History that I am really excited about - my first grader is so into cooking right now.

The three coloring books are by Educents, but each of the other packets are by different authors, so you can try out their work before you commit to buying anything.

Educents is my number 1 favorite place to get free and deeply discounted educational materials - and I absolutely snagged this one! I encourage you to as well!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Free Food: Coupon for FREE Seeds of Change Organic Product

Here's another great SmartSource freebie! Seeds of Change is offering a FREE product coupon by mail! Sign up here to grab yours. This line of organic, often paleo, ready to heat rice products is available at Target, Costco, and Whole Foods - and if you live in Southeast Texas, they carry it at Sprouts too! (I freaking love Sprouts)

Go grab your sample!

Seeds of Change also has a printable coupon for $1.50 off two on their website, and that is available here.

The more we can save on food, the more cash we can put into books! :)

Free Salonpas Pan Relief Patches

Salonpas is offering free pain relief patches by mail. Just click through this link, fill out an under 1 minute survey, and you'll have 2 patches headed your way in 6-8 weeks.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Shutterfly Free Photo Book Deal

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Hey guys! So just about all of you know about my Shutterfly obsession right? I love making photo books. I do them for family vacations, I do them for the grandparents, and my favorite version for here at home is - family cookbooks. Yes! I have made several. I've also been toying with the idea of letting my boys create their own novels out of photo books.

There is a great deal going on right now at Shutterfly on photo books. You can grab a free 8x8 book (or $20 off of $20) with the coupon BIGTHANKS. You can also use 15OFF30 if you're buying more than one. While you're doing that, use the code AFFFREELABELS to grab a free pack of address labels - you can never have too many of those. If you're ordering other things, you may also be able to use PT2PX or 25OFF2017 to grab 25% off as well.

Remember, Shutterfly is extra cool because you can stack so many coupon codes it's crazy! You'll just pay shipping, unless your order is over $39 in merchandise after your coupons, then you can get free shipping with the code SHIP39.

If you have projects sitting and waiting to be printed, now is a great time to get those done! Head to this link and get shopping!