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Boo Basket Ideas

October 9, 2019

Booing our neighbors is an activity my girls love & look forward to every year! They also love the surprise of being boo’ed and trying to figure out which one of the neighbors left a fun present on our doorstep! Some years I feel like I get in a little rut on what to put in our basket besides candy since everyone gets more than enough of that on Halloween. I also don’t want to fill up a basket with a bunch of junk, so I wanted to share a few options in case anyone is in need of some new boo basket ideas!

The first place we hit up was the Target dollar spot (naturally). We ended up going to two different stores because as soon as that Halloween decor gets set out it gets snatched up – fast!!! I did end up finding a lot of great options all for $3 or less.

My girls love the mess free markers and mama does too for obvious reasons! These were on sale for $3 in the Target Dollar Spot. Bullseyes Playground has sooo many cute toy options that are all extremely affordable!

Target also has an entire booing supplies section on their website. One of the neighbors we planned to boo has a boy in first grade, so I figured these gory bouncy eye balls would be a fun choice for him. We also added these fake witch fingernails for their older daughter to play with.

Halloween stickers were also an easy no brainer to add to our basket. Target had some cute Halloween pencils and magnetic notepads I thought were really cute!

Also, how darling is this little pumpkin cookie cuter my sister-in-law found? I love the way she tied it to a bag of cookie dough! This one is only .99 cents from Target.

I love putting together a little something for the mom’s too. This year I added an inexpensive, but very tasty bottle of wine in this Halloween bag and added some cute “boozin” napkins. These are from Pier 1 Imports.

Here is a link to the above “You’ve been boozed” free printable. I’ll also include the link for the free boo printable that we used.

The basket, stick pumpkins and vampire teeth in our basket were all found at the Dollar Tree!

What do you like to add to your boo baskets? I always want new ideas! Comment below or reach out to
http://makingmemorieswithmyminis.com/contact/.

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Unique Accessory for the Summer | JORD Watches

June 26, 2019

As a busy mother of 3 young kids time is literally never on my side! I was never too keen on punctuality to begin with and ever since my twins came along our family has been permanently running late! Being on time is something we’re trying to improve on, which is why I was so excited to be approached by JORD Wood Watches to review one of their products and do a fun giveaway!

JORD Wood Watches allowed me to choose from a few different watches and I decided on the Fieldcrest Maple. I love the simplicity of the wood and how lightweight it feels on my wrist. I am constantly using my hands to wrangle kids so big, bulky watches with a lot of detail don’t really cut it for me anymore.

Wooden Wrist Watch

The Fieldcrest Maple Watch is simple, elegant and matches well with every outfit I wear because of it’s beautiful light wood coloring. It’s sleek and simple design makes pairing it with any of my other accessories extremely effortless.

I am really enjoying silver and gold mixed accessories right now and either pair well with this watch. I feel like it’s classic look will always stay trendy and in style.

The clasp on the back of the Fieldcrest Maple Watch is extremely easy to work which makes taking it off and on very simple.

Check out the many other gorgeous options for men and women’s wood watches on their website. Some of my other favorite women’s watches include the new Cora Polaris in rose gold, and the Arcadia in rose gold and white marble. 

Photography by: Studio 154

Be sure to enter the giveaway HERE!!! 

The winner will receive a $100 gift code off any of the watches on their site. Be sure to enter by July 25th! All of those who enter the giveaway will receive a 10% discount!

Share your thoughts with me! Always feel free to reach out to www.makingmemorieswithmyminis.com/contact.

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Pediped Egg Hunt

March 31, 2019

A few weeks ago Pediped, a children’s shoe company sent me a few pairs of shoes for my daughters to try out. We received these right before leaving for our trip to Disney World and I was a little worried about the girls wearing brand new shoes on a trip that I knew would involve a TON of walking. But, they wore their new shoes all over Disney and I heard zero complaints about their feet hurting, which if you have a young kiddos you know the complaint department is always on overload! In fact they still love wearing their shoes from this company so I have to share an exciting opportunity coming up about an online Pediped egg hunt and a way for you to win shoes for only a penny!

Pediped.com  has a fun online egg hunt planned on April 1st – 5th & on April 8th – 12th. They will be running a website “egg hunt” where they hide an Easter egg somewhere on the site and the first person to find the egg gets a penny pair of shoes in their choice of size and gender.

Here are the rules and steps:

Win a pair of shoes for ONE PENNY & FREE SHIPPING when you find an “Egg Hunt” egg on pediped.com! Each day they will hide three eggs on the site between 12 PM and 4 PM CST at random times Monday-Friday.

Step 1: Search pediped.com for a colorful “Egg Hunt” egg.

Step 2: Select your size/gender, add to cart.

Step 3: Place your order FAST!

Each penny egg will redeem a NEW spring/ summer style in your size and gender selection for ONE PENNY & FREE SHIPPING!

Follow along on Facebook and Instagram stories, as they will be announcing when a new Mystery Egg has been hidden!⭐

Happy egg hunting!!! As always comment below or reach out to
http://makingmemorieswithmyminis.com/contact/ with any questions or comments! Good luck!!!

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Birthday Deals and Freebies

November 13, 2018

Last month was my birthday month and I’m always on the hunt for a great deal and a place to spend some of that birthday cash 🙂 Luckily so many of my favorite stores offer tons of birthday deals and freebies so I wanted to be sure to spread the word in case there are a few you haven’t heard of before! Also, none of these involve opening up a credit card with a store, that is something I pretty much never do. Keep in mind that most of these require you to sign up in advance to become a rewards member so be sure to sign up the next time you are in the store or click on any of the links below to sign up online so you won’t miss out when your birthday month comes around!

Retail:

 

 

  • DSW – Rewards Members receive a $5 off discount during their birthday month on any purchase in-store or online.

 

  • Kendra Scott – You have probably already heard of the 50% off at Kendra Scott during the month of your birthday but did you know you can also use your kids and other relatives birthday discounts as well?! I had no idea I could use my kid’s birthday discount but you absolutely can as long as they are with you in the store at the time of purchase and you bring in their birth certificate! My twins turned three years old in August and I was able to get half off of two items! A nice gift for momma for surviving three years of twinsanity 🙂

  • Kirklands – 25% off any item (including items already on sale) anytime during your birthday month.

 

  • Madewell – Sign up in store or online to receive a $25 gift card during your birthday month. The gift card will be sent via e-mail after you sign up.

 

  • Sunglass Hut – Birthday coupon for $50 off $200 purchase or $20 off $100 purchase.

  • Ulta – Sign up for their rewards program and get double rewards points during your birthday month as well as a free birthday gift.

 

  • World Market – Receive 10 – 15 % off your entire purchase or a $10 off coupon during your birthday month.

 

 

Sweets:

  • Nekter Rewards members receive a free birthday shot. 

 

 

  • Sugarfina Looove Sugarfina! Sign up to receive a free candy cube!

  • Starbucks Sign up to be a rewards member & receive a free drink (any size) on your birthday. FYI – this offer does expire within 24 hours of your actual birthday, they used to extend this offer for a longer period of time so be sure to hit up Starbucks on your actual bday for this one!

Share your best birthday discounts or ANY discounts and deals with me by commenting below or by reaching out via the contact page. 

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Money Saving Hacks at Chick-fil-A

July 12, 2018

I’m not really willing to admit the number of times per week I frequent the Chick-fil-A drive through…let’s just say I may or may not have had breakfast, lunch and dinner from there at some point this week. Our whole family loves it and I especially love the healthier salad options (absolute fav is the Market Salad). Not to mention their customer service is awesome!!! Cars can be backed up for half a mile at our location and somehow we still manage to get through the drive through in a matter of minutes. However, all of that convenience definitely comes at a cost so that’s why I started looking for some money saving hacks at Chick-fil-A and this is what I found:

I didn’t even know about this until recently and I’m so mad about all of the savings I’ve missed out on! After you download the Chick-fil-A One App you’ll receive a QR Code that will need to be scanned by the cashier each time you check out. Every time your code is scanned you earn points which adds up to free treats and of course the more you dine the more you save. We now get a free treat almost every time we go to Chick-fil-A which ends up saving around $3 – $5 per visit. You can also bypass the line by placing your order through the app. 

App users also receive freebies when Chick-fil-A spotlights new menu items or for their 12 days of Christmas promotion when every day there is a free treat in store but ONLY for app users!

  • Trade in a Kids Meal Toy for a Free Icedream Cone or Cup 

If your kids are anything like mine they already have 10000 kids meal toys laying around on the floor at home probably somewhere that mom is bound to trip on them so the last thing we need is one more!  When ordering a kid’s meal you can opt to skip the “kids premium” and allow your kids to have a sweet treat instead. Today the girls took their garden shovel kids meal toys back up to the register and traded them in for an icedream cone for free and as you can see they were very happy with that substitution.

  • Free Mommy Meal for Expectant Moms

Contact your local Chick-fil-A for information on how to register for this one. Our Chick-fil-A offers a free mommy meal to expectant moms that arrives in the form of this certificate in the mail close to your due date. This is so nice to have when the baby arrives and you don’t want to eat the yucky hospital food, or when you return home and life is just too hectic to cook. The mommy meal from our Chick-fil-A includes a 6-count of chocolate chunk cookies!!!

I was told the Chick-fil-A Cow Calendars are sold during the months of November through January (while supplies last). The calendar offers different free treats each month all year long. Take a look at this year’s monthly offerings.

  • Split Adult Meals Between Kids

I save roughly $1.25 by ordering one 12 -count nugget meal for $7.65 (before tax) instead of two chicken nugget kids meals for $8.90. This is if you want to forgo the toy and option for free ice cream. I know $1.25 doesn’t sound like a lot of savings but it definitely adds up when you frequent Chick-fil-A as often as we do! 

  • Free Breakfast for Seniors

This is a great way to treat grandma or grandpa to a free breakfast! Again, check your local Chick-fil-A for info on this one. Our’s offers a free breakfast for seniors 65 years and older every Wednesday morning.

 

Keep in mind that all Chick-fil-A locations are franchises which are all individually owned and operated and events and promotions may vary depending on the location. The best way to know what deals are happening at your Chick-fil-A is to follow your store’s location on Facebook.  Find you nearest location here.

What are some of your Chick-fil-A savings hacks??? Feel free to add to this list by sharing your thoughts and comments with me below or contact http://makingmemorieswithmyminis.com/contact/.

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