EARLY Amazon Cyber Monday Deals

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If you know me, you know I love Amazon. I do. I also love Amazon brand products, especially the tech items and new gadgets. They released some EARLY Cyber Monday deals and I wanted to give you a quick list of the best deals you can grab on Amazon Devices. Don’t forget to keep checking because they are listing new Cyber Monday items ALL WEEK LONG!

50% off Echo Dot Second Generation Smart Speaker with Alexa  $19.99, regularly $39.99 

voice-controlled speaker that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, make calls, answer questions, set timers and alarms, and more.

38% OFF Fire Stick TV with Alexa Voice Remote  $24.99 (regularly $39.99) 

Amazon’s Best Selling Fire Stick with the first generation Alexa voice remote, allowing you streaming capabilites. Enjoy tens of thousands of channels, apps, and Alexa skills with access to over 500,000 movies and TV episodes.

**For a limited time Amazon is offering a bundle of two Fire Stick TV Remotes with Alexa Voice for $39.99. I definately think this is something to take advantage of so if you’re interested click my link here to read promotion details. Add Fire Stick TV with Alexa Voice Remotes to your shopping cart, change quantity to “2” and promotion will automatically be applied at checkout**

44% OFF Ring Video Doorbell 2 with Echo Dot (3rd Gen) in Charcoal $139.00, regularly $248.99 

This bundle contains the Ring Video Doorbell 2 and the Echo Dot (3rd Generation). Works with Alexa to illuminate and send announcements to Echo devices when your doorbell is pressed or motion is detected, allowing you to hear and speak to visitors with two-way talk. Great way to get a deal on TWO high interest products!

75% OFF Amazon Look Hands Free Camera with Style Assistant Alexa $49.99, regularly $199.99

OK I do not have this product myself but after hearing other bloggers talk about it and seeing it 75% off right now I am going to have to give it a try! Here’s all the info on the Amazon Look Hands Free Camera with Style Assistant Alexa.

  • Take head-to-toe photos and six-second videos of your outfit with the voice-activated camera
  • Compare outfits to find out which looks better and why with Style Check
  • Freshen up your look with items recommended to go with clothes you already own
  • Echo Look automatically organizes your wardrobe by weather, occasion, season, and more
  • View your outfits from every angle, select your favorites, and share with friends

Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet, 8″ HD Display 32GB Kid-Proof Case  $89.99, regularly $129.99

One of the best tablets in my opinion especially for kids! Easy to use and a breeze for parents to set controls, comes with Kid-Proof case and trial of Amazon Freetime Unlimited which allows for kids to watch thousands of educational shows, movies and access to over 20,000 books, apps and games. The best part about buying a Fire Kids Tablet from Amazon? THE 2-year worry-free guarantee: if they break it, return it and they will replace it for free. No questions asked.

**BIG DEAL ALERT! If you’re like me and buying for multiple children, you can purchase the Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet Bundle for $149.98, a savings of over $110.00 ($30 less than buying seperately). THIS IS AN AWESOME BUY! Click my link to go to bundle purchase page HERE**

  • This bundle contains two Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablets (32 GB): one with a Blue Kid-Proof Case, and one with a Pink Kid-Proof Case.

Cyber Monday deal :: HelloFresh $80 off!


I’m obsessed with HelloFresh, I really am. It’s fun, healthy and helps me get dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes. If you haven’t had a chance to try HelloFresh yet, it’s a great time to get started with some DEEP DISCOUNTS on your boxes!

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Erin Condren Life Planner DEALS – Cyber Monday!


If you buy nothing else over Black Friday through Cyber Monday, make a point to get some awesome Erin Condren gear since everything on the site is 30% off (valid 11/23-11/27).

If you don’t know who Erin Condren is, she created a planner that my husband gave me a few years ago and it literally changed my life. Erin’s Life Planner has absolutely everything you could want in a planner to help you stay organized through this busy calendar season! Stock up on planner accessories and customize your planner with photos and designs of your choice. The Teachers Planners are awesome and would be a great Christmas gift for a teacher gift also!

Check out some of my favorite Erin Condren Products here and get to planning!

Erin Condren Black Friday and Cyber Monday 30% off Sitewide at Checkout! 

(prices on items below are also discounted on site!)

Erin Condren Oh Joy! Dancing Dots Metallic 2018 LifePlannerÌ¢‰Û_å¢ 7″ x 9″ – $60.00

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Erin Condren 2018 LifePlannerÌ¢‰Û_å¢ Starter Pack – $25.00

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Erin Condren Luxe Permanent 2018 LifePlannerÌ¢‰Û_å¢ – $65.00

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Erin Condren Collage 2018 LifePlannerÌ¢‰Û_å¢ 7″ x 9″ – $55.00

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Erin Condren Petiteplanner Budget Book Functional Sticker 2-Pack – $5.00

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Erin Condren Lots Of Love Metallic 2018 Teacher Lesson Planner – $60.00

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Lets get down to it, folks! Cyber Monday is a good Monday. Here are the newest Cyber Monday 2018 deals. Keep checking back for updates. Happy Shopping!

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“Child, What You Got On?” :: Trendy Tot Styles for Fall

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Dear fellow stylish Moms,

This is where we are. This is what we have become (I wish you could see my face right now) and for the record, this is Maris’ idea of “gardening clothes” that she styled herself. (I won’t lie, I think they are adorable gardeners). As my Mimi would say, “Child, what you go on?”img_3086

It’s the end of summer (well here in the South it’s still hot as hades outside) and we are swiftly approaching fall, a time which I love because of so, SO, SOOOO many reasons. There’s the PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte’ for those not familiar coffee drinkers), sweaters and wearing sweatshirts with leggings as my staple clothing item, cooler weather so I don’t die from heat exhaustion at the park. Fall just rocks. That being said, we are closing out the summer and this mama is not buying anymore “its hot outside” clothes because of the changing season. My kiddos then style themselves with our summer leftovers and the aforementioned photo is what you get.

Fear not, courageous moms who brave the grocery and Wal Mart with kids wearing Spidermen costumes and princess ball gowns. We will prevail through this kid-fashion funk because of some awesome resources that I am in the midst of using myself! As you know, I am truly obsessed with subscription box services, especially those that style clothing for you and allow you to not have to drag Spider-Man and little Princess Sophia out shopping. The best thing is most of the boxes allow free shipping both ways, have low styling fees, are customized for your child, and reasonably priced. Here are some of my absolute favorite brands that I’m using for Maris’ and McClain’s fall wardrobes!

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  • Mac & Mia  – My go to for toddler outfits. Subscription box styling service that has seriously the nicest stylists to work with and outstanding customer service! You sign up using a quick and simple style profile for each kiddo, select a box, and Wallah! It’s in the mail and ready for you to have a fit over. You pay for what you keep and no monthly commitment – so get a box when YOU are ready! Pricing is also great with average outfits around $35 and $12 accessories . Kristin has been our stylist recently and she is preparing an upcoming fall box for M&M, which is on the way (I’ll review it soon)! I cannot rave enough about her and the products of Mac & Mia . If you’re in the market for one of these boxes, this is a great starter!

Order your first box of baby or kids clothing from Mac & Mia. Shipping is free both ways.

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  • Runchkins – Another great mail order styling service for kids that is new on the market and ready to send you goodies! These guys are pros at styling that is a great value, customizable (in case your little one hates elastic things or “scratchy” material), and a great price point because YOU set your budget! You get free shipping and purchase only the pieces that you love. Biggest PLUS?? This company allows you to SELL BACK ANY PIECE for store credit when your little one outgrows it! I know, I know – That’s a done deal. When in doubt, try Runchkins out (you liked that rhyme?!)

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  • Just Fab Kids – I have always and will always love Just Fab Kids because of it’s accessibility and great specials they are always running. Just as their parent brand, Just Fab, they focus on monthly subscription boxes but you can choose to “shop or skip” a box after reviewing your style profile online. Most boxes average $29 and clothing is geared at being stylish and “play ready” which is a plus for this mama! They also include a VIP (Very Impressive Parent) program that offers extra specials and discounts, early access to collections, member sales, and more.



Because I love these three services so much, they have given me some pretty awesome coupon codes and discounts! Make sure you give them a try and click on the links above (pics and texts). Send some pics of your little ones with their boxes! Stay tuned for some *Interesting* giveaways and box reviews in the next few weeks too! Happy Shopping!



MunchPak :: A Review


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Dear hungry reader,

You know I’m a fan of subscription boxes. In the land of Mom, there aren’t many things that get me more excited each day. I feel like a kid again, rushing to the mailbox to see if there’s something there because let’s face it – getting actual MAIL that isn’t a bill is FUN. It brightens your day! And when it’s food related, umm – WIN WIN.


The kind folks at <a href=”http://MunchPak.com“>MunchPak sent me this yummy box to review and  I have to admit it was interesting to say the least – but we LOVED how different it was! <a href=”http://MunchPak.com“>MunchPak is a monthly subscription box service that sends you a box of candy and snacks from all over the world. You get to choose the size of your <a href=”http://MunchPak.com“>MunchPak (ranges from Mini which has 5 snacks to family size, which has 20) and it ships within 72 hours.


This month we received a box with snacks from Japan. Inside there were Sour Cream and Onion Hunky Dory’s (chips) Rountrees Jelly Dots, and Cream Collons (which were like a small crème puff). These snacks were actually really tasty, and although I wouldn’t know where to begin to buy them (other than the <a href=”http://MunchPak.com“>MunchPak website), I definitely wouldn’t have been able to try them otherwise. There was also some kind of marshmallow wafer/chocolate/pistachio dust snack pack included that was completely written in Japanese and we weren’t sure what it was, but Coach tried it and thought it was really good! img_3011

If you are looking for a fun way to engage your kiddos and teach them about another culture, I think this is a great start. M&M were fascinated by the packaging which I thought was great – colorful and bright, and the cost is very reasonable starting at $9.95 plus shipping.

Since <a href=”http://MunchPak.com“>MunchPak likes me so much, they gave me some coupon codes to give out in case you wanted to try a Pak or two! Happy Munching!



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Where Did All The Holidays Go?

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Dear Holiday Season,

Where did you go? Honestly. I went with Maris & McClain to the store today to do a quick bit of shopping. Here in the South it’s still sweltering outside and we walked in the front doors drenched in sweat and smelling like “outside funk”. I put the girls in the buggy and walked in to find every red, green, and gold Christmas item you could find in the first aisle of the store. Of course, my daughters thought this was absolutely wonderful because Santa “must be coming down the chimney tomorrow night”. When I explained that it was only October and we hadn’t even made it halfway to Halloween, a complete and utter meltdown began which resulted in my embarrassing walk through the store with two screaming children, one who wore a dress so soaked in tears it was pitiful.

I got in the car and drove home thinking about how sad it has become that Christmas is so played upon during the holiday season and other important events are overlooked. I hate the fact that Halloween and Thanksgiving become one little blip of brown and orange décor in the stores, but even more, not really a big deal to even celebrate. I can remember my grandparents and parents making really big deals of each holiday so that we had wonderful memories of things. We watched Halloween movies and made candy apples and handed out treats from our front door. We also got to CELEBRATE Thanksgiving and sit down, family hand-in-hand, and had a dinner. Together. At a table.


Is it that Christmas has become so much of a shoppers holiday, we don’t even think twice as to focusing on anything else? We need to get the hot ticket Christmas present on the shelf before the next store does instead of thinking about the fact that it’s 95 degrees outside? Retail has gotten so out of hand when it comes to holidays, most people don’t even shop IN the stores and choose to purchase things online – partially because of the chaos of shopping while Christmas explodes all over the store, your buggy, your car, and your budget.

When I found out I was pregnant, I asked my coworkers to give me the best parenting tip they were ever told. My boss chimed in and said he was told when adopting his daughters “to only give three gifts at Christmas to your children because that’s how many gifts baby Jesus recieved from the wise men”. We have actually held true to that and let me tell you, it has been awesome. It kept Coach and I from overspending, which is so easy to do when big business presses it in your face and makes you feel like less of a parent when you don’t buy 498,975,375,980 toys. Plus, if it was good enough for baby Jesus, then it’s most assuredly good for M&M. It also helps us to focus on spending time together and not running all over town buying and spending. This year we are going to volunteer and enjoy each other, not thousands of gifts.

So Holiday Season, we miss you. All of you. All the Columbus Day fall breaks, the Halloween spooky movies and treats. We miss Thanksgiving and eating til the tryptophan in the turkey knocks us out for the rest of the football games. And Christmas, we ALWAYS miss you because you’re awesome, but in due time. So come on back so we can celebrate!


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Warby Parker :: Your Eyes Will Thank You

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You know I am a fan of genius products, and one of my favorites right now is Warby Parker. Getting eyeglasses has never been easier with this mail-to-your-house trial of 5 super trendy glasses that you pick out! These guys were so nice to let me try a few pair at home. It’s insanely easy – go online, pick out your style, frames, or colors you like, enter your shipping information, then WALLAH!


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Once you decide which one you like, all you have to do is mail back the pairs you don’t like and keep the pair of your choice! The price is very reasonable and you cannot beat the ease of shopping and trying them on in the comfort of your home. Personally, I don’t know if there is anything easier than Warby Parker and any mom that is in need of new glasses should definitely, DEFINATELY, definitely try this!

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The Real Hunger Games :: Meals with Toddlers

Dear fellow parents,

I don’t know about you, but there are three times of day that give me more problems than the other 21 hours of the day: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I don’t know why, but my previous easy-going, “eat everything with no complaint” children have morphed into miniature people that have new-found opinions about meals and scarf down any and all food that they like. The Wierder combinations of food the better. And they let me know very quickly if what I make sucks.

The thing is, some of the time they are right. Granted, I like to cook and part of me found cooking a type of therapy before I had children. There was something soothing about being in the kitchen and creating a masterpiece of a meal to be savored with a nice glass of wine over dinner with my spouse. Now, meals feel like an episode of the Hunger Games, where I am literally trying to stay alive and not be pushed into a pot of boiling ravioli or hit with flying bananas.

They want me to be a short order cook. Today’s menu as follows: for one child its peanut butter with no jelly, a pineapple (whole with the spiky things on it), plates of brownies, four cups of ice, and half a leftover burger from last week. For the other it’s hummus with “crackers that have white spots on them”, 3 carrots, some Sour Patch Kids, an apple with seeds (WHY?) and peanut butter sandwich that has jelly on the corner and no where else. If it’s ANYWHERE else, an entire meltdown will ensue and I will be forced to walk the plank along with Jake and the Neverland Pirates. Sigh. (Can I tell you how many times I’ve walked the damn plank today?).

No matter what I make, they end up hating it, not eating it, throwing it all over the floor, themselves, me, our dog, or the carpet. Currently, their bedroom looks like a person was murdered in there because a few (make that four) strawberry nutra-grain bars are smashed so deep into the carpet, I may never get it out. I actually miss the days of spit up (what am I saying?) because it was easier to clean than 4000 goldfish crackers that have been crunched into a glass of milk to show me what “they have been cooking for MY lunch”.

And when it comes to me eating, at this point, it’s a lost cause. It’s pretty much the most violent part of the day when I know some small, tribal person will sneak from behind a couch or out of the pantry and creep towards me wielding a kids broom set and a Superman cape. They lunge – I duck, and still they seem to fly through the air and land in my lap, my perfect salad or the guacamole and chips I’ve been eyeing for the last 72 hours are now theirs. This is the real Hunger Games here, folks, and I’m literally just trying to survive, till Daddy comes home at least.