AMAZING Getaway Today Giveaway!!!

southern-california-giveawayHey everybody!  Today we are BEYOND excited to bring you our biggest giveaway yet! Our mantra is that life can still be fun on a budget, and vacations are a key component in that scenario (read about how to vacation on a budget here) but man, they can add up quick! So today, we want one of our lucky and well deserving readers to win a vacation of there own! No, this is not too good to be true!

We’ve teamed up with Get Away Today to bring you the Ultimate Southern California Vacation for you and your family!  This giveaway is valued at a minimum of $1,700!!  This would make the perfect Fall Break Vacation or even a great Family Christmas Present!  Get Away Today is always doing their best to help people save money on their traveling and can save you up to 40% off your Disneyland Vacations and other travel such as cruises, going to San Diego, Mexico, Hawaii, the Caribbean and more!  We’re super excited to be working with them to offer this ULTIMATE Giveaway!

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Real Beauty Reveal

Hey everybody! Happy Monday morning :) We have something a little different, and really important to share with you today.. Our real selves.  I am Brave and Beautiful – is a beauty movement that is sweeping the globe. Colbie Caillat started it with her recent song and video called TRY. We loved and appreciated the sentiments in this video. It can be so easy to forget what real beauty is all about. We want to remember, and we want our daughters, friends, sisters, mothers, grandmothers, readers and neighbors to also remember that beauty is not skin deep.

My blogging friend Megan of Brassy Apple wanted to push this movement along and invited women from all over to share what they looked like without make up and Sarah and I felt it was important to join in. Colbie’s song says, “Take your make up off. Let your hair down… Look into the mirror at yourself, Do you like you? Cause I like you…” Megan and her friend Cobi of Peacefrom6pieces have been the team behind this project. Their worldwide vision included creating their own video inspired by the song TRY. The talent of Robbins Creative made it possible for them to pull it off. You have to click play and see the beauty and bravery displayed and then read on for Sarah and I’s reveals, as well as over a 100 other women.

Okay, here we go. We, along with 101+ other blogging women from different backgrounds, religions, ethnicities, ages, shapes and sizes have decided to be Brave and Beautiful! You can join in this movement too by sharing what you look like without makeup on. (This is not just for bloggers!) Just tag your photo with #IamBraveAndBeautiful on Instgram and search the hashtag to see who else has joined in. Also feel free to tag it with a second hashtag – #ColbieTRY since Colbie’s song was the inspiration behind it all.

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Happy Weekend: Links to Love

Crunchy Leaves in Provo, Utah

Happy Sunday everybody! Hope you’ve all had an awesome week and are getting pumped up for another one! I’m super excited because this next weekend is General Conference which means we get to hear first hand from the prophet, while we are in our jammies eating yummy brunch. I mean, does it get any better than that? It does actually, because we are going to drive “home” to be with family for the weekend! I am so excited. Not gonna lie, I am almost as excited about being able to wear boots and a sweater as I am about seeing my family! Haha. All around I’m in a good mood because this week should have a really happy conclusion. I hope you guys have big things to look forward too as well!

How about some rad links, eh?

11 words that take on a different meaning after kids… hillarious.

Guys. I have a new favorite candy bar. If you are having a bad day, just do yourself a favor and order one of these bad boys. I can promise you, you won’t regret it.

This is why everyone loves Taylor Swift.

How awesome is this tie closet organizer? I’m in love. Only $3.85, too!

It is my new goal in life to add a photo to this tumblr. #freaking hilarious

Isn’t that last one amazing? I mean, I die every time!



P.S. This caramel corn.. OMG!

Huge Kimberly Clark Giveaway!

huge household products giveaway!

Hey you guys! Today we have a serious treat for you. As you may or may not know, we’ve been sharing some of our best budget tips each Saturday this month in a partnership with Kimberly Clark & their awesome coupon website Pick Up The Values. They have been helping us save so much money, and their products are things we use all the time so who doesn’t want to save a little more moolah on things like that! I’m especially a sucker for Viva paper towels. Something about them just feels luxurious.

Anyway, Kimberly Clark is giving away two big prize packs worth $200 each to two winners! Each of our winners will get a huge box full of sweet paper products and it will feel like Christmas came early. Think of what you will be able to buy with all the money you don’t have to spend on toilet paper and tissues! The first grouping is $50 worth of product from each of these brands: Kleenex, Cottonelle, Scott & Viva. The second grouping is $50 worth of product from each of these brands: U by Kotex, Huggies, GoodNites & Pull Ups. You can enter both giveaways if you want, or just one, but the entry forms are the same, so basically if you’ve done the requirements to enter one you’ve done the requirements for the other so it should be super easy to push the buttons on both rafflecopters! :)  [Read more...]