Family Fun Night Plans

One of the things I like, more than anything else in this world, is family time. I crave it. Literally. Between having a husband that travels a ton for work and two kids that are both in travel sports, we don’t have a lot of family time. So, as you can imagine, the time we do have together, I want it to be special and fun! As often as we can, we plan a family fun night. The kids love them and so do we!

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Planning a Family Fun Night

To be honest, there are times that we do something really low key like pizza and a movie from the movie rental place…they still exist! The kids enjoy walking up and down the aisles looking for a movie. Zack usually disappears in the video game section, while Bella is trying to find some 80’s or 90’s movie that I used to watch like The Gooniesfamily fun night. I love that she wants to watch all the movies I grew up watching! If you are looking for movies with a faith based background, then check out Pure Flix’s collection of Christian movies.

I will admit, we love video games in our house. Some really fun, family friendly video games that we enjoy are:

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When we are planning a family fun night, at least one of those games (usually Mario Cart) is on the list of things to do. The fun part is how competitive we are with each other. The kids laugh so hard when I tell them they’re going down! If you are a fan of the Lego video games, then you really need to consider the Jurassic World Lego game. It’s my favorite out of ALL the Lego video games!

If we aren’t playing video games, then we love to play board games. One of my FAVORITE things about Christmas is when we are with our entire extended family and we sit around and play board games. It’s so loud, but fun. It’s because of those times, that my kids always want to play a board game on our family fun night. Some board games we like are:

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In my opinion, and if you ask my kids, it is truly essential to plan a family fun night as much as possible. Not only are they fun, but the things your kids will remember when they are older are all the fun times you had together as a family.

What is your favorite family fun night activity?

Save Money with Groupon Coupons!

I’ve said it before, part of my job description as a wife and mother is to save my family as much money as possible. When out shopping, I don’t pay a thing until I’ve searched online for a coupon that I can use. The same is true when I am shopping online. In my head, I can’t help but think that they wouldn’t have coupon codes if the stores didn’t want you to save the money! So why not take that extra minute to do a quick search?!? One thing I really like to do, and highly recommend, is to save money using Groupon Coupons.

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Recently, my son got a concussion during a lacrosse game. This was our first time every dealing with a concussion. While researching the best things to feed my son and what to do for him while he is recovering, I read and was told by many people to pick up a really good fish oil for him. Apparently the fish oil will help heal the brain. The brand recommended to me was Barlean’s.

Thankfully I was able to pick this up at a local health food store near me. Since I was in such a rush to get it, I didn’t even look for a coupon. I know…the horror! Now that my son is getting better, and I am able to think a little more clearly, I started looking at my favorite place for coupons…Groupon Coupons! Imagine my delight when I see that one of my favorite online retailers (Vitacost) has 36 coupons available!

There are a wide variety of coupons available with Groupon Coupons. Some retailers you will find are:

  • Home Depot
  • Hertz
  • Kate Spade
  • Kohls
  • 23 and Me (which I am VERY interested in checking out)

These are just a few of the retailers available. Whether you are booking a car, ordering vitamins or shopping for summer clothes, Groupon Coupons can help you save money! And we all love saving money!!

How did you save money with Groupon Coupons?

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Discount Glasses and Contacts – How to Save Money

When I received a note from my daughters school letting me know that she did not pass the state mandated eye exam, I kind of freaked out. She was only in Kindergarten at the time and all I kept thinking was, “I don’t want her made fun of like I was“. You see, when I got glasses, I was in 4th grade and barely anyone had glasses. I heard things like, “hey four eyes” or “you look like a teacher now“, all the time. It was so embarrassing. Oh…and, did I mention, when I was in 4th grade, it was 1989? You can imagine what my glasses looked like! Besides freaking out about how others would treat her, I couldn’t help but think about the cost. Three of us in glasses and/or contacts now? Thankfully there are sites where you can get discount glasses and contacts.

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Discount Glasses and Contacts?

You read that right! Saving money on glasses and contacts is extremely important. Especially with kids. As active as my daughter is, things happen on recess and glasses get broken or contacts blow out of your eyes (that actually happened to me in 7th grade…not even joking). So buying discount glasses and contacts make those accidents less of a problem and easier for you to purchase a new pair.

About Discount Glasses

Not only are the glasses at Discount Glasses the lowest price on eyeglasses guaranteed, but every order includes free prescription lenses! There are upgrades you can add to your order like Transition lenses, prescription sunglasses, and more. Other crazy good perks of buying your eyeglasses at Discount Glasses are:

  • Frames start as low as $29 per complete pair
  • Free shipping on ANY size order
  • 365 day return policy

I remember when we got my daughter her first pair of glasses. We opted to add Transition lenses to her glasses. Thankfully we had vision insurance at the time. When it was all said and done, the total for her order was over $349. Like I said, I was very thankful that we had vision insurance. I couldn’t imagine paying that kind of money to put glasses on a 5 year old. Now that there are three of us in the house wearing glasses, saving money with Discount Glasses is top priority!

About Discount Contact Lenses

Like most people that wear glasses, I also wear contact lenses. Eventually, one day, my daughter will want to wear contacts too. Thankfully, there is a discount contact lenses site! I am all about saving money where I can, especially on things I throw away! Just like Discount Glasses, Discount Contact Lenses has the lowest prices on contact lenses guaranteed. That includes a price match policy! Other perks include:

  • Free shipping on orders over $99 (overnight shipping available too)
  • All orders place on the mobile app gets 10% off (iTunes and Google Play)

If you would like to place an order, be sure to use the coupon code BLOGDCLDG10. It saves you 10% off any order! Offer expires 5/31/2017.

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Isn’t she cute?!? This is my daughter, 5 years ago with her first pair of glasses! She will be getting a new prescription in a week. I can’t wait to show her this adorable pair! And I will be taking advantage of that coupon code above!

Top 10 Keto Diet Must Haves

Thinking about doing the Keto diet, but don’t know where to start? No worries! I have been doing the diet for over a year now, have successfully kept 82 pounds off AND I just so happen to have a lot of resources to get your started! You can get started by checking out this post, this post and this post. Once you have an idea of where to start with the Keto diet, you will want to move on to the list below of the top 10 Keto diet must haves!

Top 10 Keto Diet Must Haves

Getting started with a diet like this, you are probably a little freaked out. I mean, it goes against everything that has been drilled into our head about what we should be eating. If this sounds like you, then you are probably thinking, “I need books to tell me what to eat” and “I need to know if I am in Ketosis or not”. If this sounds like you, then these products should be in your Amazon cart right now!

Once you have your ketone strips to see if you are in ketosis and your necessary cookbooks, you will want to have quick and easy snacks that you can grab for those on the go moments. Since you’re already adding stuff to your Amazon cart, you might as well add these items too!

Getting your fat in on the Keto diet can be rough at first. Making fat bombs, like these chocolate sunbutter fat bombs, do help (be sure to pick up the cookbook above for more fat bomb ideas). Another thing you will want to make are Keto approved Gummy Bears! To make either of the things mentioned above, you will need the following silicone molds.

The last item you MUST add to your shopping cart are these amazing, portion control baggies! If you like nuts, but don’t want to over eat them (the carbs will add up quickly), then pre-fill these bags for quick and easy, grab and go snacks!

There you have it! The top 10 Keto diet must haves!

Save Money with Gift Card Discounts #CardOffer317

As a stay at home mom, part of my job, besides keeping the kids alive, is to save money. I wasn’t always like this. However, now I almost make it a game to see how much money I can save. One way I save money is by using coupons. Especially when I am shopping online. Always, always, always look for a coupon code first before checking out! Another way I save is by purchasing gift cards at a discount. Think about it for a moment. If I know I will be shopping at a particular online store and a discounted gift card is available, why wouldn’t I want to buy the gift card first? Not only am I saving money right from the start, but if I am able to find a coupon code to use on my purchase too, I am saving even more!

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Save Money with These Gift Card Discounts!

From March 17, 2017 through March 31, 2017, Cardpool is giving you a chance to save up to 11% on gift cards from these top brands!

About Cardpool

If you aren’t familiar with Cardpool, you need to be! Cardpool is a gift card exchange site that makes it easy for anyone to securely buy discounted, pre-owned gift cards at up to 35% off or see unwanted gift cards for up to 92% off their value! Every purchase comes with a 180 guarantee. Find out more at cardpool.com.

Don’t forget about using your favorite rewards card when purchasing these discounted gift cards! Earn points, miles or a percentage back…it’s like double the savings! Stock up on gift cards for upcoming holidays, birthday gifts, teacher gifts, etc! We all like saving money! Right?

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