Monthly Archives

April 2011

Random Rants

Graduation Time is Quickly Approaching…

FacebookTwitterPinterestAmazon Wish ListShare

It’s hard to believe that there’s only 20 or so days left of school! I thought kindergarten flew by fast, but my goodness has this year gone by even faster. I remember Big Pea’s preschool graduation and thinking to myself “how on earth is this already happening”?! We had went through the joys of “baby-hood”, the late nights, the teething, the diapers (oh do we have some poop stories to tell!), and when graduation time rolled around, I found myself at a loss for words, wondering how it all went by so fast.

The moment was truly amazing, however. Big Pea stood up on that stage, in her size 4 green cap and gown, and each of the children had the opportunity to tell everyone in attendance what they wanted to be when they grew up. We heard some very impressive answers, such as a Nascar driver, Spiderman, a lawn mower, and even a Transformer (how cool would that be?). My Big Pea stood up to the mic in all her glory and said “I want to be a princess when I grow up”! Little did she know, in our eyes, she already was!

With graduation time quickly approaching and on the mind of so many, it’s time to put on your graduation best, and find the perfect announcements! After all, whether your four or eighty-four, graduation is a big deal, celebrating years of hard-work and accomplishment.  Yes, even if you are four!

Disclaimer: I was compensated for my time in writing this post.  My thoughts and opinions remain my own!


ProFlowers at Amazon: $30 Shipped!


I headed over to Amazon this morning to check out their most gifted list to get a few Mother’s Day ideas. I noticed that there were a number of Proflowers bouquets that were in high selling mode for $19.99 + $9.99 shipping. I didn’t even know Amazon sold Proflowers! If you have purchased from a floral site before, you know that once you get shipping fees and service fees tacked on to the price of your flowers, it’s really expensive and often times I end up closing out my window and not placing the order at all!

Head over and check out the ProFlowers Deals under $30 Shipped!  Don’t forget to use those Amazon gift cards that you earned through Swagbucks!


Weekly Amazon Diaper Deals (4/30)

Amazon has many of the best deals on diapers and wipes right now when you checkout using Subscribe & Save and your a member of Amazon Mom.  We recently saw some amazing 20% off and $10 off coupons in the Parent’s Magazine, Parenting Magazine and American Baby Magazine (Click Here to get a FREE subscription), however this month was the first month that we did not see them.  I am hoping that next month we will see their return!

New this week:

– There is *3* NEW Amazon Diaper coupons located on the Amazon coupon page. You may have to refresh this page several times before the coupons show up. The coupons are as follows:

$3 off ONE Pampers Cruisers,Swaddlers Size 3, Swaddler Sensitive Size 3 or 4 or Extra Protection diapers BOX. Expires 4/30/2011.

$1.50 off ONE Pampers diapers or pants. Expires 04/30/2011.

$1.50 off ONE Pampers Splashers. Expires 04/30/2011.

- Extend your Amazon Prime Benefits!  When you joined Amazon Mom you received 3 months of FREE 2-day shipping with Amazon Prime.  Now, for every $25 you spend on products in the Baby Store within a single order, you’ll receive an additional month of Amazon Prime!

If you have Amazon coupons that you are looking to trade, you can do so by visiting our Facebook Page and clicking on the “Discussion” tab, then clicking on “Amazon Trades.  You can visit the trading board here.

What you need to know:

– If your not yet a member of Amazon Mom you can sign up here.  The program is FREE and offers amazing discounts and deals on all things baby, including awesome diaper deals!  Most importantly, you get 15% off diapers and wipes just by being a member.  This discount can be combined with the 15% Subscribe & Save discount (see below) and coupon codes.

– S&S = Subscribe & Save

– Subscribe & Save offers a 15% discount that can be combined with the 15% Amazon Mom discount.

– Subscribe & Save is located on the right hand sidebar of the product page and can be canceled at anytime after your order ships from the “My Account” tab.

– When you checkout using Subscribe & Save you get FREE 2-day shipping!

Baby Wipes: (all prices below are after the S&S discount & Amazon Mom discount)

Pampers SoftCare Unscented Wipes, 720 Count –  *PRICE DROP* 15.49 Shipped. Less than $.02 per wipe.

Pampers Soft Care Scented Wipes, 720 Count – $12.94 Shipped. Less than $0.02 per wipe.

Pampers Sensitive Baby Wipes Refills, 192 Count Packages (Pack of 4) – 17.14 Shipped. Just $.02 per wipe.

Pampers Clean ‘n Go Baby Wipes, Resealable Packages 60 Count (Pack of 6) –  $11.89 Shipped. Just $0.03 per wipe.

Huggies Natural Care Fragrance Free Baby Wipes Popup Refill, 216-Count Pack (Pack of 3) – $14.22 shipped.  Just $.02 per wipe.

Nature babycare Eco-Sensitive Fragrance-Free Wipes, 70-count Boxes (Pack of 10) – $15.95 Shipped. Just $.02 per wipe.

Seventh Generation Baby Wipes Refills, Chlorine Free and Unscented, 70-Count Packs (Pack of 12) (840 Wipes)*PRICE DROP* $19.47 Shipped.  Just $0.02 per wipe.

Check out the full list of Amazon baby wipes here.



Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers – as low as $21.45 Shipped for a case of 192 ct. Size 1/2. Just $0.11 per diaper.

Seventh Generation Free and Clear Baby Diapers, Stage 1, 44 Count (Pack of 4) – as low as $26.59 for 176ct. Sz. 1 diapers. Just $0.15 per diaper.

Earth’s Best TenderCare Chlorine Free Diapers – as low as $25.29 for 140 ct. Sz 3 diapers. Just $0.18 per diaper.

Luvs Premium Stretch Diapers with Ultra Leakguards*PRICE DROP* as low as $24.19 for 264 ct. Size 1 diapers.  Just $0.10 per diaper.

Pampers Baby Dry Diapers*PRICE DROP* as low as $28.58 Shipped after coupon (see above) for 276 ct Size 1 diapers.  Just $0.10 per diaper.

Pampers Swaddlers Dry Max Diapers – as low as $29.15 Shipped after coupon (see above) for 184 ct. Size 2 diapers. Just $0.15 per diaper.

Huggies Supreme Little Movers*PRICE DROP* as low as $23.15 shipped for 128 ct. Size 3 diapers. Just $0.15 per diaper.

Pampers Cruisers Dry Max Diapers -*PRICE DROP* as low as 24.63 for 160 ct. Size 3 diapers.  Just $0.18 per diaper after $3 coupon (see above).

You can check out all of the Amazon diaper deals here.

Find a better deal? Leave a comment below and let me know!


Havaianas: Stylish, Comfortable, and Affordable Sandals!

Summer is quickly approaching and its time to shop for flip flops! I keep hearing great things about havaianas sandals, and I have been noticing them on many of the daily deal sites lately. In fact, often times, they are sold out by the time I get to them! So I decided to check them out a little further…..

Havaianas has been around since 1962, inspired by the Zori, a typical Japanese sandal made of fabric straps and rice straw soles. Today, Havaianas still features a textured rice pattern on their sandals, and customers love that this company offers a line of quality, yet cheap flip flops. I think I love them too!

Havaianas is currently offering womens sandals for as little as $18, and there are some super cute patterns to choose from. My personal favorite are the Slim Ethnics at just $24. Havaianas also offers baby and kids sandals for as little as $14, and many of these feature a back sling, so that they will stay on the littlest of feet! Havaianas didn’t forget about the men either! The company offers a stylish selection of mens flip flops starting at just $18, and they sure do look comfy!

Head over to Havaianas and check out their stylish line of summer sandals. Right now you can score FREE Standard Shipping at Havaianas when you order 3 pairs!


Disney Store: Personalized Character Beach Towels just $12 Shipped + 5% Cash Back!

Today only, The Disney Store is offering character beach towels for just $12 + Free Shipping (on ALL orders) with coupon code: WISH and Free personalization with coupon code: YOURTOWEL. The best part? 5% of your purchase will be donated to the Make A Wish Foundation! I just picked up Tinkerbell and Tangled towels for my girls! Make sure to go through Ebates to get an additional 5% cash back!

Happy Shopping!

Coupons, Deals

New List of Coupons from

Here’s a new, and big list of coupons from…enjoy!

Food & Beverage:

Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Fresh Gourmet Tuna Bites and Salmon Bites
$1.50 OFF 1 NESTLE BUTTERFINGER 9.2oz Fun Size Bag$1.00 OFF 1 Smart Chicken Product. Redeem at The Fresh Grocer.
$1.00 OFF 1 OSCAR MAYER Selects Hot Dogs
$1.00 OFF 2 Boxes of Peace Cereal
$1.00 OFF 1 Newman’s Own Thin & Crispy Pizza
$1.00 OFF 1 McCann’s Irish Oatmeal product
$0.55 OFF 1 Jimmy D’s Frozen Breakfast Product
$0.75 OFF THREE (3) varieties of Birds Eye Steamfresh
$0.55 OFF 1 Ball Park Product
$0.50 OFF 1 Bob Evans Potato Wedges
$0.50 OFF 1 Newman’s Own Product
$0.50 OFF 1 can of Diamond Crystal Sea Salt
$0.30 OFF one 4 oz. or larger HARIBO product
$1.00 OFF 1 One Half Gallon of 8th Continent Soymilk

Personal Care:

$4.00 OFF 1 Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy
$3.00 OFF 1 Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation Product Redeemable ONLY at CVS/Pharmacy
$2.00 OFF 1 Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation Product. Redeemable ONLY at Walgreens
$2.00 OFF 1 AmLactin Moisturizing Body Lotion (7.9 oz/225 g bottle)
$2.00 OFF 1 PURPOSE Skin Care Product (excluding trial sizes)
$2.00 OFF any 1 Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Blow Dry Perfector Kit
$2.00 OFF 1 Renu fresh or Renu sensitive multi-purpose solution (8 oz or larger)
$2.00 OFF 1 SYSTANE Product
$1.00 OFF 1 OPTI-FREE RepleniSH solution, 10 oz or larger
$1.00 OFF 1 New York Color Lip OR Nail Product ($1.72 or more)
$1.00 OFF 1 Garnier The Brusher Clenser
$0.75 OFF 1 Clear eyes Product
$0.75 OFF 1 Efferdent Denture Cleanser or Effergrip Denture Adhesive product

Pet Care:

$2.00 OFF 12 cans or one (1) 12 ct Variety Pack of Purina Mighty Dog brand Dog Food, any variety
$1.50 OFF 1 bag of Purina Yesterday’s News brand Cat Litter, any size, any variety
$1.50 OFF 1 Nutramax Pet Cosequin Product for Your Pet’s Joints
$1.50 OFF 1 Nutramax Pet Dermaquin Product for Your Pet’s Skin and Coat
$1.40 OFF one (1) 54 oz. or larger carton of Purina Moist & Meaty brand Dog Food, any variety
$1.25 OFF 10 single cans of Purina Alpo brand Dog Food, any size, any variety
$1.10 OFF 1 package of Purina Tidy Cats brand Cat Litter, any size, any variety
$1.00 OFF Milk-Bone Healthy Favorites Dog Snacks
$0.99 OFF 1 package of Purina Busy brand Chew Treat, any size, any variety

Health Care:

$5.00 OFF 1 Non-Drowsy Claritin Allergy Product (24 count or larger)
$5.00 OFF 1 Florastor probiotic
$4.00 OFF 1 Cosamin ASU Joint Health Supplement
$3.00 OFF 1 Cosamin DS Joint Health Supplement
$3.00 OFF 1 Senokot Tablets or Senokot-S Tablets
$3.00 OFF 1 Colace Capsules or Peri-Colace Tablets
$3.00 OFF 1 Non-Drowsy Claritin-D Allergy Product
$3.00 OFF 1 Prevacid 24hr Product
$2.00 OFF 1 Bronkaid product
$2.00 OFF any 1 NASALCROM allergy product
$1.50 OFF 1 Bottle of Emetrol for Nausea
$1.00 OFF 1 Campho-Phenique Product
$1.00 OFF 1 OmegaMint Heart Health Supplement
$0.50 OFF 1 RelaxZen Product


$3.00 OFF 1 package of HUGGIES Diapers (60 ct. or higher)
$2.00 OFF 1 any package of HUGGIES Diapers
$2.00 OFF 1 DEPEND Absorbent Product
$2.00 OFF 1 DEPEND Guards for Men
$1.50 OFF 2 Glade Fabric & Air Odor Eliminator
$1.50 OFF THREE Glade PlugIns Scented Gel products
$1.00 OFF 1 all free clear OXI-Active Laundry Detergent (28 loads or larger)
$1.00 OFF 1 BISSELL Full Size Machine Formula
$1.00 OFF 2 Comet Bathroom Spray or Comet Cream products
$1.00 OFF 1 Seventh Generation Product
$0.50 OFF 1 any 1 Windex, Pledge, or Scrubbing Bubbles Cleaning Cloths & Sponges By Libman
$0.50 OFF 1 Glade Carpet & Room Odor Eliminator

Home Entertainment:

$4.00 OFF Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie’s Masquerade DVD

Toys and Games:

$5.00 OFF Tag Junior book pal


Amazon Mom Members: $5 Magazine Subscriptions!

If you are a member of Amazon Mom (it’s free, join here), then you can score a number of magazines for just $5 right now, when you use $5 off coupon code: MOMMAGS5 at checkout! This coupon code can be used to order new subscriptions, renewals, or gifts. Many of these are auto-renewals, however you will receive reminders to cancel a few weeks before your payment is due. Read below, to see the deals….

Redbook (2-year) – $5

Parenting Early Years (1-year auto-renewal) – $4.97

Woman’s Day (1-year auto-renewal) – $5

Marie Claire (1-year auto-renewal) – $5

Parenting School Years (1-year auto-renewal) – $4.97

Working Mother (1-year auto-renewal) – $4.97

Elle (1-year auto-renewal) – $5

Harper’s BAZAAR (1-year auto-renewal) – $5

Town & Country (1-year auto-renewal) – $5

Happy Shopping!

Random Rants

Bunk Beds: What Age is Appropriate?

A few months ago we stopped by Ikea on our way back from vacation. The nearest Ikea is about an hour and a half away from where we live, so we have to hit it when we can. At the time, the girls really needed new beds and we decided to pop in and see what they had available. Of course, the girls fell in love with the bunk beds, and I must admit, with the small size of their room, this would have been a really great option. The best part was that they had a number of the bunk beds on sale!


Lil’ Pea is currently 3 1/2 and the only thing that I kept envisioning was her falling off of the top bunk, and us rushing off to the hospital. Call me crazy, paranoid, or overprotective, but it seemed like a risk that I just wasn’t willing to take. We opted for two twin beds that were just what we were looking for and they were under $100 a piece! However, now that we have them in, I’m reconsidering our original idea. The room is just too small, and there’s not much room to play, or even walk around for that matter.

So I’m asking all of you for your advice. Do you currently own kids bunk beds? At what age do you think kids are ready for bunk beds? Have you considered purchasing bunk beds and have the same reservations as I am? Am I being crazy here?

WordPress SEO