Sunday, May 29, 2016

Saving Money on Children's Clothing

As we all know, kids grow so fast.  It's really hard for me to spend money on children's clothing when I know that they will outgrow them within a year.  Not only do my kids grow out of their clothes, they play hard and eat messy.  So I found some ways to keep the cost of clothing down.

Before my children were even born, I accepted hand-me-down clothes with a grateful heart. But that's not the only way I save money on their clothes.  One of my favorite ways to get free children's clothes is through consigning.  We had an amazing children's consignment shop in Colorado.  I would bring in the kid's used clothes and receive money or store credit in return.  We have a smaller shop here in Florida that I like to go to, but there aren't as many options.

Saving Money On Children's Clothing

I'm not big on coupon clipping, but there is one app and one website that I highly recommend to earn easy cash and gift cards.  As well as, save money on clothing.  The one and only coupon app I use is (this is my referral link, use it and get $10 free) ibotta.  I use it for things I already buy. It's super easy to use and it's free money.

The website I like to use to earn Amazon gift cards is (this is my referral link which will give you +5,000 points) dealspotr.  This is another easy one where you share and spot deals that you love.  I dedicate about ten to fifteen minutes a day on this one to rack up points quickly.

I became more frugal when I became a mom, but I don't like to spend hours on trying to save money. I just do the best I can with a couple of resources.  My kids don't always have the newest and most expensive styles, but they are very blessed to have nice clothes at a decent price.

How do you save money on your children's clothes?


Mommy Monday Link Up Party || Week Eighteen

Welcome to Mommy Monday!

Mommy Monday is a prompt based link up party.  We'll supply the prompts and you link up your related posts.  Old, new, reviews and giveaways are welcome, as long as they relate to this week's prompt.

This Week's and Next Week's Prompt

This week's prompt is to share where you find great deals on children's clothes.  Next week's prompt is to share your end of the school year or beginning of summer activities.

Featured Post


My favorite post from last week comes from Simply Said Seven.  She shares her unique, family summer tradition that she started last year. I would love to put into action with my own family.  I think you'll love it too!

Get to Know Your Hosts


Mandi blogs at Sweet Tiny Blessings and is a mama to two wonderful kids. She blogs about faith, family, and healthy living.

Visit her blog: Sweet Tiny Blessings





Gena is from Texas and blogs at Life With Captain Fussybuckets about parenting, cooking, crafting, and more.  She and her husband have three energetic little boys!

Visit her blog: Life With Captain Fussybuckets



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  3. By linking up, you give us permission to use photos from your post should you be chosen as a featured blogger.
  4. Feel free to link up old or new posts, review or giveaways that are related to the prompt.

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Mommy Monday Link Up || Week Seventeen

Welcome to Mommy Monday!

Mommy Monday is a prompt based link up party.  We'll supply the prompts and you link up your related posts.  Old, new, reviews and giveaways are welcome, as long as they relate to this week's prompt.

This Week's and Next Week's Prompt

This week's prompt is to share a parenting decision you have made and stuck with.  Next week's prompt is to share where you find great deals on kid's clothes.

Featured Post

Today's featured post comes from Crystal at Love More Live Blessed.  She makes me laugh when she shares a great way to prevent your kids from living with you forever.  Her children remind me of my own.  You'll definitely want to check out her letter to her children when they turn 18.  

Get to Know Your Hosts


Mandi blogs at Sweet Tiny Blessings and is a mama to two wonderful kids. She blogs about faith, family, and healthy living.

Visit her blog: Sweet Tiny Blessings





Gena is from Texas and blogs at Life With Captain Fussybuckets about parenting, cooking, crafting, and more.  She and her husband have three energetic little boys!

Visit her blog: Life With Captain Fussybuckets



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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

God Bless Our Country Children's Book + Giveaway

My husband spent many years protecting and serving our country in the military.  I am so proud of his courage and bravery.  To help my children understand why we celebrate holidays, such as Memorial Day and Fourth of July, I chose to review God Bless Our Country as an ambassador for Tommy Nelson.

With the summer months right around the corner, God Bless Our Country, is the perfect book to share with your young children.  It illustrates all the fun activities we share with our families, during the summer time, to celebrate our country.  This creative rhyming book makes it enjoyable to read over and over again.

God Bless Our Country has helped to reinforce to Big C God's beautiful blessings.  She is able to understand more why we enjoy fireworks, picnics and parades.

God Bless Our Country Children's Book Giveaway

You can purchase the same book Big C received for $9.99 at Faith Gateway or use my affiliate link for Amazon.  Stay connected with Tommy Nelson on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for all their latest books and resources!

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Sunday, May 15, 2016

A Love Letter For My Children

Dear Babies,

Yes, you'll always be my babies no matter how big you get or how old you become.  I thought when I became a mommy, it would be my job to teach you everything.  But the both of you have taught me so much more than I could ever imagine.  And I'm sure there is more to come.

Big C -
You made me a mommy.  You taught me how to love with my whole heart.  A love so different then I have ever felt before.  You taught me compassion.  When I see other mommies experiencing challenges with their children, I now understand, instead of placing judgement.  You taught me to let go of my worries and trust God.  You are so fun to be with and I enjoy all of our adventures together.

Little M -
You are my tough guy.  You've taught me strength and endurance before you were even born.  You've reminded me time and time again, that my plans are not always God's plans.  You've taught me that every child does not fit the same mold.  With you, I learned how to use my mama instincts.  I love your belly laughs and our sweet cuddle time.

No matter how old you are, I hope you both will always know my love for you.  I hope you will always rely on God's love and blessings for your life.  Don't ever sink to the world's expectations of you, but rise above to what our Savior has called you to be.

                                                                                                               God bless you always,
                                                                                                                         Mommy

Love Letter to Children



Mommy Monday Link Up || Week Sixteen

Welcome to Mommy Monday!

Mommy Monday is a prompt based link up party.  We'll supply the prompts and you link up your related posts.  Old, new, reviews and giveaways are welcome, as long as they relate to this week's prompt.

This Week's and Next Week's Prompt

This week's prompt is to write a letter to your child(ren) for their 18th birthday.  Next week's prompt is to share one parenting decision you made and stuck to.

Featured Post


I chose Mainly Homemade for this week's featured post.  Amy shares with us her chore chart ideas to allow her children to earn money.  We use something very similar.  It's such an easy way to get kids learning about earning, saving and spending.  

Get to Know Your Hosts


Mandi blogs at Sweet Tiny Blessings and is a mama to two wonderful kids. She blogs about faith, family, and healthy living.

Visit her blog: Sweet Tiny Blessings





Gena is from Texas and blogs at Life With Captain Fussybuckets about parenting, cooking, crafting, and more.  She and her husband have three energetic little boys!

Visit her blog: Life With Captain Fussybuckets



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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Mommy Monday Link Up || Week Fifteen

Welcome to Mommy Monday!

Mommy Monday is a prompt based link up party.  We'll supply the prompts and you link up your related posts.  Old, new, reviews and giveaways are welcome, as long as they relate to this week's prompt.

This Week's and Next Week's Prompt

This week's prompt is to share how you handle allowance with your kids.  Next week's prompt is write a letter to your child for their 18th birthday.

Featured Post

Thank you Crystal, from Love More Live Blessed, for sharing your favorite silly photos of your children, last week.  My favorite is your daughter's hair!  She is so precious.  

Get to Know Your Hosts


Mandi blogs at Sweet Tiny Blessings and is a mama to two wonderful kids. She blogs about faith, family, and healthy living.

Visit her blog: Sweet Tiny Blessings





Gena is from Texas and blogs at Life With Captain Fussybuckets about parenting, cooking, crafting, and more.  She and her husband have three energetic little boys!

Visit her blog: Life With Captain Fussybuckets



Ready to Share Your Posts?

Here's how it works!
  1. We'd love it if you linked back to this post to help spread the word.
  2. This link party is meant for you to network with your fellow bloggers! Please take the time to visit another blogger, comment and share their post.  The hosts will comment on all who link up (on topic) and share your post.
  3. By linking up, you give us permission to use photos from your post should you be chosen as a featured blogger.
  4. Feel free to link up old or new posts, review or giveaways that are related to the prompt.

Mommy Monday Pinterest Board

When you share your posts on Mommy Monday, your link is shared on two blogs and our Pinterest board.
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