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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Share-A-Haircut with Hair Cuttery

Disclosure: I have received promotional consideration from Hair Cuttery.

Summer break is almost over and we are getting ready for back to school. This year I will have a 6th grader, a 5th grader and a 4th grader. Isn't that insane? Along with buying school supplies and uniforms, I always make sure my kids get fresh haircuts. Sometimes it's just a trim, sometimes they want a completely new look. We usually go for haircuts a week before school starts, mostly to beat the weekend rush. Our go to salon? Hair Cuttery. I make their appointments on the app on my mobile and just have to show up. It's quick and easy. Another reason we go to Hair Cuttery........because of Share-a-Haircut.

The Share-a-Haircut program was created by Hair Cuttery to give free haircuts to underprivileged community members, specifically kids in need as they head back-to-school. Since then, they’ve expanded the program to touch people of all ages. This being the 18th anniversary of the program, Hair Cuttery is determined to donate tens of thousands of free haircut certificates.

To date, the Share-A-Haircut program has reached more than 2.16M people with haircut certificate donations, valued at $35 million!!!

From August 1-15, for every child up to age 18 who purchases a haircut at one of Hair Cuttery’s almost 900 salons, one free haircut certificate will be donated to an underprivileged child in that same community. So our family alone can help donate 5 certificates!!

Locate the Hair Cuttery nearest you by using the salon locator, which you may access here! Keep up with Hair Cuttery on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @HairCuttery.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Lemon Summer Slush and Free Printable Recipe Cards

Disclosure: This shop/post has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC. and The Coca-Cola Company, all opinions are mine alone. #SummerRefreshment #Publix #CollectiveBias

Hot summer days and cold drinks go hand in hand. This year has been a scorcher and I have been getting creative on making delicious, cold drinks to help cool my family down. Hands down, their favorite has to be my summer slush! It's simple to make, only 3 ingredients and is perfect for summer!

I'm not kidding about the 3 ingredients. All I use for my summer slush is Minute Maid® Lemonade, FUZE® Lemon Ice Tea and ice! During the summer, I purchase a 2 liter bottle or two (especially with in-store Publix coupons like save $1 when you buy (2) 2L bottles) and keep them handy.

I just whip out my trust blender, add 2 parts lemonade to one part lemon tea, plenty of ice and blend!

You guys know I like to keep things simple and honestly, it doesn't get any easier than this lemony summer slush!

Summer and lemonade makes me nostalgic for anything old-fashioned, especially recipes. Growing up, I used to always peer into my great-grandmother's recipe box and read all of her recipe cards. I used to tell myself that one day I would have a recipe box with all of my favorite recipes in my own kitchen. While making my summer slush for my family the other day, I realized I didn't have my own recipe box. Sure, I have Pinterest to get ideas from, but there are some family recipes that are special to me and they need to be kept in a recipe box. I went to my local craft store and purchased an unfinished recipe box and got to work.

I like simple so I just painted my box white. While it was drying, I sat at my computer and whipped up printable recipe cards. I used a red gingham pattern (my favorite) and kept the recipe cards simple as well. I wanted to share them with you also so I created an easy printable you can print out at home on cardstock. These printable recipe cards are a standard 3.5 x 5 size. Just right click on the image below, save and print!

I added a grey ribbon on my box to match my kitchen. This little project took less than hour to put together and now I have my very own recipe box!

The recipe cards fit perfectly and I have already added my summer slush recipe to the box! Maybe one day one of my kids will look into this box and find that they have a passion for cooking, just like I do and just like my great-grandmother did!

This summer slush is perfect for summer get-togethers and the recipe box project would be a great idea for a kids birthday party or wedding/baby shower.

Minute Maid® Lemonade and FUZE® Lemon Ice Tea are available at your local Publix. Along with the offer I mentioned earlier, you can also save with an Ibotta offer of earn $1 on a 12 pack of 12 oz cans!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Enhancing Open Communication With Your Son

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #SummerIsForSavings #CollectiveBias #WFM2

A mother and her beloved son. In my opinion, there is no greater bond. I love my Adrian dearly but as he gets older, I fear that the times were he won't want to talk to me are getting closer. Right now, we have an awesome bond. I would love to keep that open communication with my son for as long as possible and that's why I bought him his first phone

I know you are probably like "Huh?" right now. I tried to hold out as long as possible but I believe 10 is a good age. We went together to purchase the phone, so he could get one that he liked, and it was some fun one-on-one time. He picked out the Samsung Galaxy J3. I have a Samsung so we spent a while talking about all the features and apps. Best part was that it was affordable at under $100.  
Disclaimer: All prices for phones and plans included in this post are accurate as of the date of posting; however, these prices are subject to change. Please refer to this page or your local Walmart for current pricing.

I signed up Adrian's phone with Walmart Family Mobile's new $49.88 a month plan. This plan is incredible. Not only does it include unlimited talk, text and data with up to 15GB of 4G LTE,then 2G*, it's also powered by TMobile. This provides excellent coverage nationwide with no contract, no late fees and no activation fees. 

On the car ride home, we talked all about the different apps and games that he would download onto the phone and he even started texting me heart eyes emojis!!! By the way, I have been receiving texts daily while he is at camp or before he goes to bed. We have laid out ground rules for his safety and so he doesn't get too obsessed. I do love that I am able to communicate with him anytime, especially while he is away at camp. So far, the phone has been a blessing and I know that it will also serve as leverage when he's misbehaving. No 10 year old wants their phone taken away!!

Setting up Adrian's phone through Walmart Family Mobile has also been a great way to save money. Other carriers charge a small fortune for all the features provided through the $49.88 PLUS plan! Oh and I almost forgot, every month when we renew service, we receive a $7.00 VUDU credit which helps us continue bonding with movie night!!!

Disclaimer: ◊Limited time offer. Available for lines active with the PLUS $49.88 plan only. VUDU enabled device and account required for digital viewing. Customers must be 18 years or older to open a VUDU account. Movie rental only available in the USA. Free movie rental provided in the form of a movie rental code to the value of a $7.00 VUDU credit. Movie rental code allows for selection from available movies for rent. May not be readily redeemable on all new releases. Code will be delivered within up to 24 hours of the effective account renewal date. Must be used within 30 days of receiving code. Offer is non-transferable. Limit 1 per customer. Additional terms and conditions on VUDU's website:

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†To get 4G LTE speed, you must have a 4G LTE capable device and 4G LTE SIM Card. Actual availability, coverage and speed may vary. LTE is a trademark of ETSI.


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