Save with MyMixx app: one-stop shopping at Jewel-Osco

Jewel-Osco stores have a brand new app to bring you the best savings quickly and easily. I wrote about all the features and how to use MyMixx a couple of weeks ago. Let’s just say—it’s so easy, I got my husband to download it AND use it at the store, too 😉

“Clip” coupons, check weekly ads, and create a shopping list right from your phone. At checkout, enter your phone number on your MyMixx app account and the savings

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Holiday Scents to Improve Your Mood

It’s no secret that certain smells can be attached to specific memories. You might remember your mom’s perfume or ex-boyfriend’s cologne, the smell of the ocean to remind you of family vacations, or the scent of pine from camping trips with friends. Certain smells can do more than just evoke memories—they can also help you sleep or wake you up, stimulate the mind and boost productivity, or lift the spirits and and improve your mood!

With winter upon us, many of us get cold weather, less hours of sunlight, and the seasonal blues. So

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Discover the LG OLED TV at Best Buy

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

I’ve always been into the latest tech gear—I get that from my mom. When I was growing up, she always knew about the fun, new electronics and usually had to have the coolest gadgets. Now my brother even runs his own business setting up and installing home theaters, speakers, wall mounts, etc…. you bet my home better be up

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7 TIPS: preparing for emergencies

Did you know September is National Preparedness Month? It’s always a good idea to have a plan in place for unexpected moments! I want our family to be prepared for emergencies—as prepared as we can be—so I partnered with Energizer to bring you these tips for preparing for emergencies!

1. Create a plan. Have a plan with your family for what to do before, during and after severe weather. Make sure to practice your plan so you are ready for any situation.

Only

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Creating an Outdoor Oasis! (Pier 1 Giveaway)

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Pier 1 Imports. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and to thank me for participating.

We moved into this house about a year and a half ago and still have so far to go on decorating! Seriously, we haven’t even hung photos on the walls yet. We have an amazing outdoor space so we love to have people over and host parties… our deck is huge with a pergola, there’s a playhouse and swingset for the kids, and

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Organizing Toys: how to get the kids to help

A clean house… what’s that?! We have a bajillion toys (garage sale time!) and two toddlers, which equals one massive mess. Every day. All the time. Keeping a home organized and attractive is a challenge, especially when there are children and those children have lots of toys!

Both weekly and seasonal strategies can help create order and an opportunity to spend time with children one-on-one. Here are some tips on getting the kids involved with organizing toys…

maybe a “superhero cleaning cape” helps? 😉

Weekly Strategy: Assign each child a bin or

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How to Budget for Home Repairs

Home repairs are not fun. Most of the time they come unexpectedly and can be quite expensive. Suddenly you have this huge bill that you weren’t planning on. We know—our furnace went out on CHRISTMAS EVE last year! Talk about great timing. That was a $4,000 Christmas present to our home, yay!

There’s a 68% chance that one of your crucial appliances and home systems will fail in any year.* (Yikes!) Plumbing systems and air conditioners are the most commonly repaired items.* Washer, Water heater, and Refrigerator are the most commonly replaced items.*

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